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Earth and Venus grew up as rambunctious planets

What doesn't stick comes around: Using machine learning and simulations of giant impacts, researchers at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory found that the planets residing in the inner solar systems were likely born from repeated hit-and-run collisio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgSep 24th, 2021

Electric robots are mapping the seafloor, Earth"s last frontier

Seatrec and Bedrock Ocean Exploration are two startups taking electric robots to new depths in an attempt to map the ocean floor......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News8 hr. 5 min. ago

Promising-looking SETI signal turns out to be of human origin

Space junk may look like a supernova as SETI researchers struggle with a signal. Enlarge / Proxima Centauri, the closest star to Earth aside from the Sun. (credit: ESA, Hubble, and NASA) Modern human society has been making it.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 5 min. ago

Searching for Earth 2.0? Zoom in on a star

Astronomers searching for Earth-like planets in other solar systems have made a breakthrough by taking a closer look at the surface of stars......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 5 min. ago

Verizon teams with Amazon"s Project Kuiper to extend data service to underserved communities

Amazon announced Project Kuiper in early 2019 as a constellation of more than 3,200 Internet-beaming satellites positioned in low Earth orbit around the planet. With it, Amazon aims to serve high-speed Internet to individuals and businesses in areas.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News12 hr. 33 min. ago

Breakthrough Listen project releases analysis of previously detected signal

An intriguing candidate signal picked up last year by the Breakthrough Listen project has been subjected to intensive analysis that suggests it is unlikely to originate from the Proxima Centauri system. Instead, it appears to be an artifact of Earth-.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 33 min. ago

Blue Origin announces Orbital Reef, a commercial space station set to open this decade

Blue Origin has announced plans to build a space station in low Earth orbit. Dubbed Orbital Reef, the facility will be operated as a “mixed use business park” in space for commerce, research and tourism purposes......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News19 hr. 5 min. ago

Satellites Can Spy a Menace in West Africa: Invasive Flowers

Spacecraft help researchers monitor environmental problems on Earth, like the overgrowth of non-native species and deforestation......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News19 hr. 5 min. ago

Historic warships to be raided for missing climate data

Logbooks kept by sailors on board the UK warship HMS Warrior in the 1860s could soon help reveal a more complete picture of how Earth's climate has changed since pre-industrial times......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 5 min. ago

Researchers identify new threat to American chestnut trees

For lumber companies, the American chestnut was a nearly perfect tree—tall, straight, rot-resistant and easy to split. It also was prolific, sending up new shoots that grew quickly......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

The underestimated impact of vapor pressure deficit on terrestrial carbon cycle

This study is led by Dr. Bin He (College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University) and Dr. Wenping Yuan (School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University). Terrestrial ecosystem, as a major carbon sink, plays an impo.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Latest climate plans don"t dent emissions: UN assessment

The latest round of national emissions cutting plans submitted under the Paris Agreement will make no material dent in short-term carbon pollution levels and still put Earth on course to warm 2.7C, the UN said Monday......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

The best movies about technology gone wrong

We can't live without high-tech toys but boy do they know a lot about us. In these flicks, tech gets evil fast and starts taking lives or even entire planets......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Tackling a 40 million-year-old conundrum

Silicate minerals are the major components of most rocks. When these minerals on the Earth's surface come into contact with water, they partially dissolve as they react with carbon dioxide in the water. This dissolved material is then transported via.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Environmentally hazardous coal waste diminished by citric acid

In one of nature's unexpected bounties, a harmless food-grade solvent has been used to extract highly sought rare-earth metals from coal ash, reducing the amount of ash without damaging the environment and at the same time increasing an important nat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Hawaiian telescope snaps an image of a recently formed baby planet

Recently, astronomers had the rare treat of observing an exoplanet directly -- and it's one of the youngest planets ever found......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2021

Microplastics may be cooling—and heating—Earth’s climate

Tiny bits of plastic swirling in the sky could be subtly affecting the climate. Enlarge / Thought climate change was already complicated? Now scientists have to consider the influence of tiny bits of atmospheric plastic. (credit: Sank.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2021

Hear Sounds From Mars Captured By NASA"s Perseverance Rover

NASA's Perseverance rover has recorded up to five hours of sounds on the Mars, giving engineers a sense of how the Red Planet sounds different from Earth. Space.com reports: NASA now has a Perseverance rover website filling up with Martian audio, ran.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2021

If you ever wanted to help find new planets, now’s your chance

Scientists ask the public for help in figuring out which signals are real. Enlarge / The telescope array of the Next Generation Transit Survey. (credit: NGTS) If you've ever wanted to search for distant worlds, your time has c.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

A national network examining Earth"s planetary limits

University of California San Diego Physics Professor Tom Murphy is among five authors of an essay, appearing in the November 2021 issue of the journal Energy Research & Social Science, that cautions current levels of worldwide economic growth, energy.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Apple Mac shipments grew 11% in Q3 2021, driven by M1

Apple's shipments of Mac computers grew 11% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2021, driven largely by demand for the company's new M1 models, while total PC growth appears to be contractingCredit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider Read more........»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021