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Orbital harmony limits late arrival of water on TRAPPIST-1 planets

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1 in near-perfect harmony, and U.S. and European researchers have used that harmony to determine how much physical abuse the planets could have withstood in their infancy......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 25th, 2021

Asteroid-sample return shows water on its rocks’ surface

A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water. Enlarge / Itokawa, the original source of the dust grains examined in a new study. (credit: ISAS, JAXA) About a decade ago, we were surprised to discover t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News17 hr. 52 min. ago

Asteroid-sample return turns up water on its rocks’ surface

A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water. Enlarge / Itokawa, the original source of the dust grains examined in a new study. (credit: ISAS, JAXA) About a decade ago, we were surprised to discover t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News18 hr. 20 min. ago

Researchers generate, for the first time, a vortex beam of atoms and molecules

Vortices may conjure a mental image of whirlpools and tornadoes—spinning bodies of water and air—but they can also exist on much smaller scales. In a new study published in Science, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science, together wit.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 19 min. ago

Planetary scientists discover brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars

As part of a team of collaborators from Northern Arizona University and Johns Hopkins University, Northern Arizona University (NAU) Ph.D. candidate Ari Koeppel recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 19 min. ago

Are water plumes spraying from Europa? NASA"s Europa Clipper is on the case

Finding plumes at Europa is an exciting prospect, but scientists warn it'll be tricky, even from up close......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 19 min. ago

Canon EOS R7 tipped to arrive in 2022 to mark the end of EOS M cameras

Fresh rumors have suggested that an APS-C RF-mount camera is 'definitely' en route, with the Canon EOS R7 the most likely arrival......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

THE EV REVOLUTION

Chequered History. Future Star. Since their invention in the late 19th century, electric vehicles have gone through both high and low phases. Initially they were hailed as the more efficient alternative to the traditional motorcars with cumbersome in.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Hepatitis drug increases antibiotic potency, limits antibiotic resistance, study finds

A cellular study of telaprevir shows that the antiviral blocks the function of essential proteins in bacteria, revealing opportunity to repurpose drug to use alongside antibiotics......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Warm-water habitat allows cold-water fish to fuel up

New Oregon State University research shows that warm-water habitats can be critically important for the survival of cold-water fish such as trout and salmon......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Up to half of Earth"s water may come from solar wind and space dust

Water is vital for life on Earth, and some experts say we should all drink around two liters every day as part of a healthy lifestyle. But beyond the tap, where does our water come from?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Late Cyber Monday deal knocks $250 off a HP Chromebook at Best Buy

If you want a Chromebook that does the job at a lower price, HP and Best Buy have a deal for you......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

COVID-19 became much more lethal in late 2020, UK study suggests

A new statistical analysis supports beliefs that COVID-19 became more lethal in the U.K. in late 2020, while also suggesting that multiple factors -- not just the alpha variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 -- were to blame......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

James Webb Space Telescope cleared for late December launch

Webb will launch on a European-built Ariane 5 rocket no earlier than Dec. 22. Enlarge / Artist's impression of the James Webb Space Telescope in space. (credit: NASA) Following a scare last week, NASA and European Space Agency.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey steps down, replaced by CTO Parag Agrawal effective immediately

Dorsey, along with a host of others including Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams, launched Twitter in mid-2006. He was the company’s original CEO but transitioned to board chairman a couple of years later. He was again named CEO in late 2015 a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Study suggests Sun is likely an unaccounted source of the Earth"s water

Curtin University researchers have helped unravel the enduring mystery of the origins of the Earth's water, finding the Sun to be a surprising likely source......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Waterfall sounds used as a telltale sign of water loss

Waterfalls have a specific threshold of water flow that must be maintained to preserve their characteristic sound and appearance, according to research that used audio recordings and images to monitor waterfalls in Europe. With this new method, scien.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

High water loss during hibernation may leave bats vulnerable to population declines

When it comes to hibernation, conserving resources is key for an animal's survival. For bats of Western North America, water may be the key to assessing a bat species' ability to thrive during hibernation......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

South African groundwater project shows the power of citizen science

About 30% of the water on the planet is under the ground, out of sight and not easily accessed. Little is known about this "invisible" groundwater. This is especially so in remote areas, such as the part of South Africa's Limpopo province where a res.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

We found a rare insect at an unspoiled stream in Nigeria, sign of a need to explore and protect

Wetlands are essential to the health of the planet. The plants that grow in and around the water store carbon, and wetland ecosystems support biodiversity and provide clean water and food......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Four reasons why physically punishing school children doesn"t work

When I was a child I went to school in South Africa. This was the late 1970s. At school, the teachers would hit us. It was called getting the cane, the cane being a long, flexible stick. This tradition, exported from a Dickensian Victorian English mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021