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Sharks Use Earth"s Magnetic Field To Navigate the Seas

A new study suggests some sharks can read Earth's field like a map and use it to navigate the open seas. ScienceMag: The result adds sharks to the long list of animals -- including birds, sea turtles, and lobsters -- that navigate with a mysterious m.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMay 8th, 2021

First-of-its-kind study finds lightning impacts edge of space in ways not previously observed

Solar flares jetting out from the sun and thunderstorms generated on Earth impact the planet's ionosphere in different ways, which have implications for the ability to conduct long range communications......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 31 min. ago

When sharks need a power nap, they go surfing

Surf's up! Gray reef sharks can't hang ten, but they're still pretty rad surfers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 31 min. ago

Near-field routing of hyperbolic metamaterials

Near-field light is invisible light at the subwavelength scale. Harnessed for a variety of practical applications, such as wireless power transfer, near-field light has an increasingly significant role in the development of miniature on-chip photonic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 31 min. ago

Metals from space descend on Boulder, Colorado, at dusk and dawn

Sodium and other metals from space make regular—and irregular—landfall on Earth. Enlarge / Morning sun against the foothills of Boulder, Colorado, business area and campus. (credit: Fred Langer Photography | Getty Images) Every day, the Su.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

Image: Hubble sees a spiral in good company

This image, taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3, features the spiral galaxy NGC 4680. Two other galaxies, at the far right and bottom center of the image, flank NGC 4680. NGC 4680 enjoyed a wave of attention in 1997, as it played host to a supern.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 31 min. ago

Space station photo attempts to convey satellite’s high speed

Space station astronaut Thomas Pesquet has posted a photo that tries to convey the satellite's high speed as it orbits Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

NASA is designing a space telescope to protect Earth from asteroid impacts

NASA's Near-Earth Object Surveyor space telescope would use infrared sensors to detect asteroids or comets which threaten the planet......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

There’s a third mission traveling to Venus, Earth’s ‘evil twin’

Venus is not an inviting place, but sending probes there could answer some long-standing questions. ESA has announced it will send a mission called EnVision......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Shelter from the storm: The social landscape of pets in disasters

Most researchers can draw a line from their current field of study to something in their past that first lit the spark—an engineer who had a knack for fixing things, an economics professor who was always good with numbers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Funding front-line action for the world"s forgotten frogs

Frogs have been around for about 140 million years, since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and are found in most moist corners of the world. IUCN has assessed 6,340 species of these tailless and smooth-bodied amphibians, and almost one in ten of them are.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

International study reveals new insight into how continents were formed

An international study led by Monash University geologists provides a new insight into how Earth's first continents formed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

NASA selects new science investigations for future moon deliveries

As NASA continues plans for multiple commercial deliveries to the moon's surface per year, the agency has selected three new scientific investigation payload suites to advance understanding of Earth's nearest neighbor. Two of the payload suites will.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Better understanding air pollution mechanisms

Earth's atmosphere has a budget, and when expenses outpace savings, secondary aerosols form in areas of excessive pollution. Greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere, and free radicals bond to the molecules, rendering them inert. But when there are more.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Robots may eventually help kill weeds that impede strawberry yield

Think of University of Florida scientists Nathan Boyd and Arnold Schumann a bit like surgeons. Except in this case, their operating room is a strawberry field......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

97% of Indigenous people report seeing negative social media content weekly

Social media offers many benefits to Indigenous peoples, such as ways to establish and navigate identity, build and maintain strong connections to family and community, and seek and offer mutual support. While there are these positive experiences, ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

International team maps world"s giant kelp forests

The world's giant kelp forests—vital marine wildernesses as important to Earth's ecology as rainforests and coral reefs—are being mapped by a team of international scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Queqiao: The bridge between Earth and the far side of the moon

China's Chang'e-4 probe marked the first soft-landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, which always faces away from Earth. To communicate with ground stations, Chang'e-4 relies on Queqiao, a relay communication satellite that orbits a poi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Vanadium-dependent nitrogenase can bind two CO molecules simultaneously

Through the biological fixation of the element nitrogen by the enzyme nitrogenase, organisms gain access to molecular nitrogen (N2) in the Earth's atmosphere, which is essential for building cellular structures. In addition, a vanadium-dependent vari.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Four mission ideas to compete for Earth Explorer 11

As part of ESA's commitment to develop and build satellite missions that push the boundaries of satellite technology and Earth science, four new mission ideas—Cairt, Nitrosat, Seastar and Wivern—have been selected to enter pre-feasibility study a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Extremophiles could hold clues for climate change-tackling technologies

Microscopic organisms known as extremophiles inhabit some of the last places on Earth you might expect to find life, from the extreme pressures of the ocean floor to freezing ice caps. Understanding how these microbes survive by interacting with diff.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021