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NASA Selects New Research Teams To Study The Solar System

NASA Selects New Research Teams To Study The Solar System

In an effort to advance basic and applied research for lunar and planetary science, and advance human exploration of the solar system through scientific discovery, NASA created the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute or SSERVI. The institute fosters collaborations with science and exploration communities, which enables cross-disciplinary partnerships with research institutions, both domestic and abroad. NASA has selected four ... Read More »

Honey Nut Cheerios’ BuzzBee missing from iconic cereal box for important cause

Honey Nut Cheerios’ BuzzBee missing from iconic cereal box for important cause

Shoppers might notice something unusual about the boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios on grocery store shelves this spring. BuzzBee, the brand’s iconic spokesbee, is missing, and there’s a very important reason why. Buzz disappeared from boxes because there’s something serious going on with the world’s pollinators. Pollinators are critical to our environment. More than two thirds of the crops used ... Read More »

Earth’s Original Crust Found in Canadian Shield

Earth's Original Crust Found in Canadian Shield

Analysis of rock samples harvested from the Canadian Shield suggests the samples contain components of Earth’s crust that existed more than 4.2 billion year ago. The chunks of ancient crust were found embedded in granite that dates back 2.7 billion years near Hudson Bay. Per Live Science, the researchers analyzed the granite for chemical signals of a “parent rock,” precursor ... Read More »

US Delta IV rocket launches powerful military satellite (Watch)

US Delta IV rocket launches powerful military satellite (Video)

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Saturday to deliver a communications satellite into orbit. The rocket, which is carrying a military communications satellite, was scheduled to lift off at 7:45 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 37. The launch was delayed until 8:18 p.m. due to a technical issue. WGS satellites help ... Read More »

Could the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system be home to alien life?

Could the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system be home to alien life?

Seven earth-sized rocky planets in one fell swoop and all of them are potentially habitable you say? Not so fast. Harvard researchers have taken this a step further, looking at the newly discovered Trappist-1 solar system, which could have seven Earth-like planets. The planets orbit a star similar to our Sun at just the right distance for it not to ... Read More »

Biofuels reduce engine pollution, NASA Study

Biofuels reduce engine pollution, NASA Study

A study from NASA has found that jet engines running on biofuels can reduce particle emissions by between 50 and 70 per cent. Its research concluded particle emissions from plane exhausts can be greatly decreased by using a 50:50 blend of aviation fuel and a renewable alternative produced from plant oil. As well as cutting Carbon Dioxide emissions, the mix ... Read More »

NASA Budget Reduced Under Donald Trump Plan

NASA Budget Reduced Under Donald Trump Plan

President Donald Trump has a vision for the federal government’s budget in 2018, and — among other nicks and cuts to NASA’s projects — it does not include any money for the agency’s equal-parts-bold-and-weird Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). Trump’s budget cuts $102 million from the nearly $2 billion NASA spent in 2017 on earth science and global warming research. The ... Read More »

Unstructured Proteins Help Tardigrades Survive Desiccation, Says New Research

Unstructured Proteins Help Tardigrades Survive Desiccation, Says New Study

A new research has identified proteins that tardigrades have evolved to survive extreme dryness. “The big takeaway from our study is that tardigrades have evolved unique genes that allow them to survive drying out,” says Thomas Boothby, the Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the study’s first author. “In addition, the ... Read More »

Mammals Shrink When Earth Heats Up, A New Research Reveals

Mammals Shrink When Earth Heats Up, A New Study Reveals

A new research reveals that warm-blooded animals such as mammals may tend to get smaller as the Earth heats up. This does not include the people. The scientists looked at fossilized teeth and jaw fragments of four animals that existed in the late Paleocene (59 million to 56 million years ago) through the early Eocene (56 million to 48 million ... Read More »