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NASA: GRACE mission making plans for final science data collection

NASA: GRACE mission making plans for final science data collection

With one of its twin satellites almost out of fuel after more than 15 years of chasing each other around our planet to measure Earth’s ever-changing gravity field, the operations team for the U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission is making plans for an anticipated final science collection. On Sept. 3, one of 20 battery cells aboard the ... Read More »

Parasite plagues world salmon industry, Report

Parasite plagues world salmon industry, Report

Sea lice surge is damaging the salmon industry. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables. Meanwhile, wholesale prices of salmon are way up, as high as 50 percent last year. That means higher consumer prices for everything from salmon fillets and steaks to more expensive lox on bagels. ... Read More »

Russian helicopter fires on spectators at drills (Watch)

Russian helicopter fires on spectators at drills (Video)

Horrifying video footage shows what appears to be two rockets being fired from an attack helicopter before exploding just feet away from three people and parked cars. According to the Moscow Times, citing 66.ru’s anonymous source, one version of the story is that a technical glitch caused the missiles to blast off “on their own,” blowing up two cars and ... Read More »

Researchers Push for 50 Nano Spacecraft to Explore 300 Asteroids

Researchers Push for 50 Nano-Spacecraft to Explore 300 Asteroids

Scientists at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) presented a mission plan today at the European Planetary Science Congress that would allow scientists to observe hundreds of asteroids over the course of just a few years The research outlines a plan to send 50 nanoprobes propelled by electric solar wind sails (E-sails) to conduct flybys and science observations at more than ... Read More »

Researchers Find Underwater City Built by Octopuses

Researchers Find Underwater City Built by Octopuses

Scientists were thrilled to discover the aquatic architecture, which is reminiscent of human cities. But in a city filled with cannibal cephalopods, life is not a walk in the park. Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 gloomy octopuses (Octopus tetricus) that ... Read More »

The Most Dangerous Sex Position For A Man, New Study

The Most Dangerous Sex Position For A Man, According To Doctors

It may be regarded as one of the most basic and unexotic sex positions but missionary is actually one of the most dangerous, according to doctors. The study of heterosexual sex, titled “Relationship between sexual position and severity of penile fracture” and published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, found that the UK’s favourite position – doggy style – ... Read More »

Researchers Find Hottest Temperature On Earth In Meteorite Impact

Researchers Find Hottest Temperature On Earth In Meteorite Impact

The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 2,370°C (4,298°F) – just shy of half the sun’s temperature, researchers have discovered. The record high was caused by an asteroid impact which led to the formation of the 28-kilometer diameter Mistastin Lake crater in Canada. Researchers have long known there was a large impact in the Labrador region (the mainland portion ... Read More »

Researchers Convert Optical Data into Soundwaves

Researchers slow down data to make it easier to catch

In a breakthrough that could help usher in a new generation of super-fast light-based computers, engineers in Australia have succeeded in storing light-based information as sound waves on a computer chip. Photons (the elementary particles of light) are hard to handle at the microchip level, so they are translated into electrons. This takes a fair amount of energy, creates a ... Read More »

Intel And Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration

Intel And Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration

Waymo—the Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet—said Monday it’s using Intel chips as part of a compute platform that allows its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to process huge amounts of data so it can make decisions in real time while navigating city streets. The chip-maker publicly stated today that it has been partnering ... Read More »

Schizophrenia may up death risk by three-fold, says new research

Schizophrenia may up death risk by three-fold, says new study

People who suffer from schizophrenia have three times higher risk of death and are more likely to die younger, says new research. “Our study shows that individuals with schizophrenia are not benefitting from public health and health care interventions to the same degree as individuals without schizophrenia,” says Dr. Paul Kurdyak, senior author, CAMH and ICES Scientist and Director of ... Read More »