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New space industry emerges: on-orbit servicing  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Imagine an airport where thousands of planes, empty of fuel, are left abandoned on the tarmac. That is what has been happening for decades with satellites that circle the Earth. more
Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days. more
Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has... more
Rare Sumatran tiger rescued from beneath shop in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A rare Sumatran tiger that was trapped beneath the floor of a shop for three days has been rescued, an Indonesian official said Saturday. more
Italy's 'anti-Netflix' law to protect film industry  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Italy is to introduce an obligatory delay between Italian films screening in cinemas and being shown on streaming services like Netflix, in a bid to protect its domestic film industry. more
Sumatran elephant found dead with missing tusks in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A Sumatran elephant has been found dead with its tusks removed in an apparent poaching case targeting the critically endangered animal, an Indonesian conservation official said Friday. more
Vale ordered to pay tribes $26.8 mn over river contamination  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A Brazil appeals court on Friday ordered mining giant Vale to pay two indigenous tribes $26.8 million over river contamination that harmed public health, the prosecutors' office said... more
Excavators find tombs buried in Bolivia 500 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Archaeologists say they found tombs at a Bolivian quarry containing remains from more than 500 years ago that give an insight into the interaction of various peoples with the expanding... more
Eyeing echidnas: Study models echidna forelimbs to help shed new light on mammal evolution  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
These days, mammals can use their forelimbs to swim, jump, fly, climb, dig and just about everything in between, but... more
Mexico says 48 manatee deaths due to heat, algae blooms  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Mexican environmental authorities say a combination of hot weather, drought and toxic algae blooms contributed to the deaths of 48 manatees in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco... more
A new lead on a 50-year-old radiation damage mystery  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For half a century, researchers have seen loops of displaced atoms appearing inside nuclear reactor steel after exposure to radiation, but no one could work out how. more
Russia stages first Soyuz launch since accident  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Russian Soyuz rocket with a cargo vessel blasted off Friday in the first launch to the International Space Station (ISS) since a manned accident last month. more
Organizations with broad social ties help recovering from natural disasters  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Communities recovering from natural disasters often see an increase in the number of businesses and non-profits that develop in the wake of the cleanup, but that apparent growth... more
Dodging antibiotic resistance by curbing bacterial evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
With many disease-causing bacteria ratcheting up their shields against current drugs, new tactics are vital to protect people from treatment-resistant infections. more
Selling plants on Amazon: A forest of untapped opportunity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A first-of-its-kind study out of Kansas State University examined the the untapped market for selling plants online by horticultural businesses. more
Color coded—matching taste with color  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Color can impact the taste of food, and our experiences and expectations can affect how we taste food, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest this may have implications for how food and beverage industries should market their... more
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Gaja's landfall  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Caught in the act of landfall, Tropical Cyclone Gaja was seen by NASA's Aqua satellite as it passed overhead and collected temperature information. more
Cargo ship launch clears way manned mission to space station  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch clearing the way for the next crew... more
Treated superalloys demonstrate unprecedented heat resistance  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have discovered how to make "superalloys" even more super, extending useful life by thousands of hours. The discovery could improve materials performance for electrical generators and nuclear reactors. The key is... more
Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the surface, forming rushing rivers that emptied into craters, forming lakes... more
Communal rearing gives mice a competitive edge  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Research by scientists at the University of Liverpool suggests that being raised communally makes mice more competitive when they're older. more
Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a cargo ship en route to the International Space Station, clearing the way for the next crewed mission. more
PNW woodlands will be less vulnerable to drought, fire than Rocky Mountain, Sierra forests  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those... more
San Francisco chokes on toxic air as wildfires rage  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Schools and tourist attractions across the San Francisco Bay Area were shut Friday as smoke from California's deadliest ever wildfire a three hour drive away produced air quality levels worse... more
New discovery shows glass made from exploding stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The next time you're gazing out of the window in search of inspiration, keep in mind the material you're looking through was forged inside the heart of an exploding ancient star. more
SpaceX gets nod to put 12,000 satellites in orbit  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
SpaceX got the green light this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the... more
Airbnb says revenue for 3Q was best ever, topping $1 billion  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Airbnb had its best quarter ever, even as cities across the U.S. have started clamping down on the short-term rental market. more
VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry—and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more... more
NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world's next-generation moonship. more
House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. more
Volkswagen to spend 44 bn euros on 'electric offensive'  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
German auto giant Volkswagen said Friday it will invest 44 billion euros by 2023 in the smarter, greener cars of the future as it ramps up efforts to shake off... more
Space-inspired speed breeding for crop improvement  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops. Scientists at John Innes Centre and the University of Queensland have improved the technique, known as speed breeding,... more
A scar that the Woolsey Fire left behind  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Fire destroys and decimates. It takes out almost everything in its path. In the wake of a fire, a burn scar appears which takes a long time to heal. The mountains of... more
What is augmented reality, anyway?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Augmented reality systems show virtual objects in the real world – like cat ears and whiskers on a Snapchat selfie, or how well a particular chair might fit in a room. The first big break for AR was... more
VW wants to storm car market with mass-market electric model  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
German automaker Volkswagen says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) to develop autonomous and electric cars and expand the appeal of battery-powered vehicles by selling its... more
Small satellites tackle big scientific questions  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
CU Boulder will soon have new eyes on the sun. Two miniature satellites designed by researchers at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) are scheduled to launch later this month on Spaceflight's SSO-A: SmallSat... more
Cars bad for children and the planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Children today spend more time in cars than previous generations. They also spend less time playing on the streets and in unstructured and unsupervised activity outdoors. The lack of opportunities for physical activity and... more
Cohousing is an inclusive approach to smart, sustainable cities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The idea that technology will fix complex and systemic problems like climate change, poverty, the housing crisis or health care is simplistic to say the least. We need a radical... more
Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days, new study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a... more
Why I quit my day job researching happiness and started cycling to Bhutan  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
I'd had enough. It was October 2017, and I'd been wondering what the point of my job was for far too long,... more
New research uncovers the predatory behavior of Florida's skull-collecting ant  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
"Add 'skull-collecting ant' to the list of strange creatures in Florida," says Adrian Smith a scientist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State... more
Logging must stop in Melbourne's biggest water supply catchment  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Continued logging in Melbourne's water catchments could reduce the city's water supply by the equivalent of 600,000 people's annual water use every year by 2050, according to our analysis. more
How fierce fall and winter winds fuel California fires  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It doesn't take long in California to develop a feel for "fire weather." When it's hot and dry and the winds blow a certain way, there can be no doubt... more
Record-breaking Alps postcard sends message against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A massive collage of 125,000 drawings and messages from children around the world about climate change was rolled out on a shrinking Swiss glacier Friday, smashing the world record for giant postcards. more
How the Antarctic Circumpolar Current helps keep Antarctica frozen  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, or ACC, is the strongest ocean current on our planet. It extends from the sea surface to the bottom of the ocean, and encircles Antarctica. more
Scientists produce 3-D chemical maps of single bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory—have used ultrabright x-rays to image single bacteria with... more
Tiny raptor tracks lead to big discovery  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tracks made by dinosaurs the size of sparrows have been discovered in South Korea by an international team of palaeontologists. more
Non-antibiotic drugs also speed up the spread of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New research from The University of Queensland has found non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals can significantly promote the spread of antibiotic resistance via bacterial mating. more
You can't characterize human nature if studies overlook 85 percent of people on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Over the last century, behavioral researchers have revealed the biases and prejudices that shape how people see the world and... more
Optogenetics drives structure changes in tissues  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In optogenetics, researchers use light to control protein activity. This technique allows them to alter the shape of embryonic tissue and to inhibit the development of abnormalities. Now, scientists in EMBL's De Renzis group have enhanced... more
A new lead on a 50-year-old radiation damage mystery
Space-inspired speed breeding for crop improvement
This unique Andean ecosystem is warming almost as fast as the Arctic
Development of a humanoid robot prototype, HRP-5P, capable of heavy labor
What is augmented reality, anyway?
Cohousing is an inclusive approach to smart, sustainable cities
Tiny raptor tracks lead to big discovery
New research uncovers the predatory behavior of Florida's skull-collecting ant
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Optogenetics drives structure changes in tissues