Month: November 2019

Lice can be hard to get rid of. In fact, head lice are now resistant to many over-the-counter treatments. Turns out, lice are a problem humans have been itching to fix for over 7 million years. Lice are small, tricky to spot, and can even hold their breath for eight hours, so they’ll be fine
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When NASA’s InSight descends to the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2018, it’s guaranteed to be a white-knuckle event. Rob Manning, chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains the critical steps that must happen in perfect sequence to get the robotic lander safely to the surface. Download this video: https://images.nasa.gov/details-JPL-20181031-INSIGHf-0001-InSight%20Landing%20on%20Mars.html
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Take a look inside the process of making footballs for the NFL! | For more, visit http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEps Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Entangled ions: new scheme could lead to practical quantum computers. (Courtesy: iStock/Traffic-Analyzer) A technique for remotely entangling ions of strontium much more accurately and at far higher rates than previously possible has been unveiled by physicists in the UK. The team says that their scheme paves the way to scalable quantum computers made from multiple ion traps that are linked to one another
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Learn how a horse glass sculpture is made! Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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The Copernicus Sentinel-6 satellite undergoing tests near Munich, Germany. Credit: S. Corvaja/ESA The European Space Agency has secured a massive boost to its budget. At a pow-wow of European ministers in Seville, Spain, on 27–28 November, the agency’smember states pledged €12.5 billion (US$13.8 billion) for 2020–2022, compared with the €8.6 billion approved at the last
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RBC Signals sees ground infrastructure business following path forged by cellular network expansion Ron Faith is well acquainted with high-tech startups. Before becoming president and chief operating officer of RBC Signals in 2018, Faith co-founded and served as chief operating officer of Clonefone, a mobile web services company. He was also the CEO of enterprise
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While blood types have been around for at least 20 million years, doctors have only known about them for about 116 years. Prior to the 1900s, countless people died when they were injected with the wrong type of blood. This is because blood is composed of proteins called antigens that, when mixed with the wrong
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Over the last few years, Australia has taken massive strides toward becoming a country that stands for sustainability by embracing solar energy. Back in September, the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) for Australia proudly announced that the country was guaranteed to hit its large-scale 2020 renewable energy target (RET), thanks to a rise in the number
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Rachel, Valerie, and Jesse take on a classic movie myth: the old Furniture Barricade trick. Is it really possible to block a door by using pieces of furniture to cut off the bad guys? Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters Jr.: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-jr/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter:
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Doctors prepare to take a sample of a patient’s bone marrow.Credit: BSIP/UIG/Getty Scientists are experimenting with ways to selectively target the body’s blood-making cells for destruction. Early studies in animals and people suggest that the approach could make blood stem-cell transplants — powerful but dangerous procedures that are used mainly to treat blood cancers —
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Europe’s lead data regulator has issued its first ever sanction of an EU institution — taking enforcement action against the European parliament over its use of US-based digital campaign company, NationBuilder, to process citizens’ voter data ahead of the spring elections. NationBuilder is a veteran of the digital campaign space — indeed, we first covered
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SEVILLE, Spain — Italy, one of the largest contributors to the European Space Agency, is pleased with the outcome of the recent ministerial meeting that provided funding for a number of its priorities, including a reusable spacecraft. In a finally tally of contributions provided by ESA at the end of the Space19+ ministerial meeting here
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Israeli researchers have developed bacteria fed only with carbon dioxide, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in central Israel reported on Wednesday. These bacteria, which build the entire biomass of their body from the carbon in the air, may help to develop future technologies to reduce greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere and in the
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There is a lot of advice out there about how to get the best night of sleep. But the fact that you can’t sleep might not be your fault. It turns out, night owls have an internal clock that functions differently. Forcing them to wake up early could have serious health consequences. Science Insider tells
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We are building a coalition of nations that can help us get to the Moon quickly and sustainably. Together. We have a bold vision to go back to the Moon by 2024. As we work towards this goal, we welcome a growing list of international and commercial partners. It is the partnerships over the last
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Cyberbullying is increasing day by day. In the year 2012, it was reported that about 60% of children have faced cyberbullying, and 1 out of 3 kids have encountered cyber threats. Though the statistical data seems to be surprising, with internet usage, most of the kids are getting affected by cyberbullying.  So, what are the
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Using advanced technology, scientists are reconstructing what citizens of ancient Pompeii looked like before the enormous volcanic eruption that took their lives. Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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In December, Cloud Constellation was finalizing receipt of a $100 million investment that would help the startup deploy a ring of secure data-storage satellites in low Earth orbit. By spring, Cloud Constellation had walked away from the deal, citing a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, as one
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Sixth force: has a new particle called X17 been discovered? (Courtesy: iStock/duncan1890) If you have been scratching your head about curious reports of the discovery of a fifth (or possibly sixth) force and a mysterious particle called X17, check out Matt Strassler’s recent blog “Has a new force of nature been discovered?”.    “I thought I’d better throw some cold water
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Pretzels have long been considered good-luck symbols. More than $550 million worth of pretzels are sold in the United States annually. #HowItsMade Mondays 9/8c on Science http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we’re rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science. In this episode, we’re heading back to 4 November 1869, when Nature’s story began. The first issue of the journal looked very different from the way it does now
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For Telespazio Vega Deutschland, a subsidiary of the spaceflight services company Telespazio of Rome, the challenges faced by a new generation of space companies present enticing opportunities. Based on its experience helping space agencies, institutions and commercial customers conduct space operations, Telespazio Vega has developed Enable, a cloud-based platform for space operations. At the 2019
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Methods like RNA, ATAC, and ChIP sequencing are NGS techniques that have made it easier for researchers to investigate various aspects of epigenetic and RNA modifications on a targeted and genome-wide scale. All these methods have increased the pace of cell transcriptomics, epigenetic modifications, and transcription factor binding studies. They have been growing in popularity
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What’s the secret behind a perfect trebuchet? Adam tinkers with his mini medieval weapon to show us. Did you miss the latest episode of MythBusters? Catch up on Discovery GO! https://www.discoverygo.com/mythbusters/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Watch full episodes! http://www.hulu.com/mythbusters http://bit.ly/MythBustersFullEpisodes Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitter: Tweets by MythBusters Tweets by Discovery
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To celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are offering a $49 print + digital subscription now through Monday, Dec. 2. This is the lowest price we’ve ever offered for a subscription to our award-winning publication. Canada and International rates apply. You will receive 16 issues of SpaceNews’ print magazine by mail plus the PDF digital
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Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day and weigh as much as 400 pounds. Yet they don’t suffer from heart attacks, strokes, or other symptoms of obesity. Their secret is in their name—sumo wrestler. Regular intense exercise prevents the build-up of visceral fat, which causes metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Following is a transcript
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Watch a fully functional launch abort system (LAS) and test Orion spacecraft launch to an altitude of 31,000 feet at Mach 1.15 (more than 1,000 mph)! On July 2, 2019, NASA successfully demonstrated the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety during an emergency during launch. News
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Moving places is one of the most difficult tasks to pull off, especially for large households, It is stressful in every way be it physically, financially, mentally or emotionally, which is why most people prefer hiring moving services. Movers are meant to facilitate you through your moving process by providing professional services about packing, loading,
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Jesse, Valerie, and Rachel test the tacky myth that a scaled-up pest trap can really trap a human. Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters Jr.: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-jr/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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