Science & Technology News

Hurricane Aftermath Leaves Florida with Years of Major Wildfire Threat

Scientifc America - 15 hours 25 min ago
Tinderboxes of storm-felled trees are a growing concern in the Southeast, as climate change also increases fire risks

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Brain Restoration System Explores Hazy Territory between Being Dead or Alive

Scientifc America - Fri, 2019-04-19 11:30
An experiment that restored cellular function to pigs’ brains hours after death holds the potential for advancing neuroscience research

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Notre Dame's Architectural Legacy

Scientifc America - Fri, 2019-04-19 11:00
This religious center, cultural icon and UNESCO World Heritage Site is also an engineering marvel

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Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

Scientifc America - Fri, 2019-04-19 06:45
U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users

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Scientists Uncover California's Hidden Earthquakes

Scientifc America - Thu, 2019-04-18 14:00
Nearly two million tiny tremors could help explain the inner workings of key faults

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Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula

Science Daily Astronomy - Thu, 2019-04-18 13:14
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space. The nebula, created by a binary star system, is one of the many objects that Hubble has demystified throughout its productive life. This new image adds to our understanding of the nebula and demonstrates the telescope's continued capabilities.

A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether A Child Will Become Obese

Scientifc America - Thu, 2019-04-18 13:00
A still-controversial test could be administered to toddlers to gauge their chances

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How We Roll: Study Shows We're More Lone Wolves than Team Players

Scientifc America - Thu, 2019-04-18 12:15
Results may explain why collective action on climate change and health policy is so difficult

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How Old Are Saturn's Rings? The Debate Rages On

Scientifc America - Thu, 2019-04-18 08:00
Pinning down the ring system’s age has profound implications for the entire Saturnian system

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Liver Illness Strikes Latino Children Like a "Silent Tsunami"

Scientifc America - Thu, 2019-04-18 06:45
Fatty liver disease, linked to gene interactions with a high-sugar diet, can cause cancer and organ failure

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Watch Now: Einstein's Scientific Revolution and the Limits of Quantum Theory

Scientifc America - Wed, 2019-04-17 14:00
Cosmologist Lee Smolin says that at certain key points, the scientific worldview is based on fallacious reasoning

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Mercury has a solid inner core: New evidence

Science Daily Astronomy - Wed, 2019-04-17 13:00
Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Like Earth, Mercury's outer core is composed of liquid metal, but there have only been hints that Mercury's innermost core is solid. Now, in a new study, scientists report evidence that Mercury's inner core is indeed solid and that it is very nearly the same size as Earth's solid inner core.

How France Can Rebuild Notre Dame

Scientifc America - Wed, 2019-04-17 12:45
An expert offers a scientific perspective on what has been lost and what can be restored

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Explosion on Jupiter-sized star 10 times more powerful than ever seen on our Sun

Science Daily Astronomy - Wed, 2019-04-17 12:00
A stellar flare 10 times more powerful than anything seen on our Sun has burst from an ultracool star almost the same size as Jupiter.

Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life

Science Daily Astronomy - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:28
Two new studies, one on high-energy particles and the other on tidal forces, may bring into question the habitability of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets.

Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation

Science Daily Astronomy - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:27
To confirm the presence of a planet, it is necessary to wait until it has made one or more revolutions around its star. This can take from a few days for the closest to the star to decades for the furthest away. Only a telescope dedicated to the search for exoplanets can carry out such measurements over such long periods of time, which is the case of the EULER telescope of UNIGE.

How to defend the Earth from asteroids

Science Daily Astronomy - Wed, 2019-04-17 08:46
The Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth's atmosphere in 2013; to prevent another such impact, scientists plan to use a simple yet ingenious way to spot tiny near-Earth objects.

'Oumuamua-like Objects Might Supercharge Planet Formation

Scientifc America - Wed, 2019-04-17 06:45
Showers of interstellar debris could speed up the assembly of worlds around young stars

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NASA's Cassini reveals surprises with Titan's lakes

Science Daily Astronomy - Tue, 2019-04-16 14:35
On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane.

CubeSats prove their worth for scientific missions

Science Daily Astronomy - Tue, 2019-04-16 13:21
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these breadloaf-size satellites have proven their ability to return useful data.