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NASA Dedicates New Facility to Katherine Johnson, the Pioneering Mathematician of ‘Hidden Figures’

NASA Dedicates New Facility to Katherine Johnson, the Pioneering Mathematician of ‘Hidden Figures’

Katherine Johnson, one of the “human computers” hired to perform vital and complex calculations for NASA’s early space flights, was virtually unknown to the public for most of her life. But last year, that all changed. In September 2016, Margot Lee …

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Blue Origin announces satellite launch deal with Thai telecom startup Mu Space

Blue Origin announces satellite launch deal with Thai telecom startup Mu Space

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, announced yet another agreement to launch a telecommunications satellite with its next-generation New Glenn rocket in the 2020s. The latest customer is Mu Space Corp., a Thai startup …

Nearby Dwarf Galaxy With Record-Low Oxygen Resembles Early Universe’s Nascent Galaxies

Nearby Dwarf Galaxy With Record-Low Oxygen Resembles Early Universe’s Nascent Galaxies

In the first three minutes after the Big Bang happened and the universe came into existence, the only elements that existed were hydrogen and helium — the simplest and the first two in the periodic table. Over the next few million years, as massive stars …

NASA Dedicates New Facility to Katherine Johnson, the Pioneering Mathematician of ‘Hidden Figures’

NASA Dedicates New Facility to Katherine Johnson, the Pioneering Mathematician of ‘Hidden Figures’

Katherine Johnson, one of the “human computers” hired to perform vital and complex calculations for NASA’s early space flights, was virtually unknown to the public for most of her life. But last year, that all changed. In September 2016, Margot Lee …

Who Built Ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid? Hidden Text Holds Clues to Thousand-Year-Old Mystery

Who Built Ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid? Hidden Text Holds Clues to Thousand-Year-Old Mystery

Archaeologists believe they have found the key to unlocking a mystery almost as old as the Great Pyramid itself: Who built the structure and how were they able to transport two-ton blocks of stone to the ancient wonder more than 4,500 years ago? Over the …

B.o.B. Has Technically Already Raised Enough Money to Prove the Earth Isn't Flat

B.o.B. Has Technically Already Raised Enough Money to Prove the Earth Isn’t Flat

Hip-hop star B.o.B., who last year started a minor feud with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson over the extremely resolved question of whether the Earth is flat (it is not), apparently does not consider the matter settled. Last week, B.o.B. created a …

Puerto Rico's Arecibo Radio Telescope Suffers Hurricane Damage

Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Radio Telescope Suffers Hurricane Damage

When Hurricane Maria raked Puerto Rico last week as a Category 4 storm, it cut off electricity and communications island-wide, including at the Arecibo Observatory, one of the world’s largest radio telescopes. Initial reports, received via ham radio …

Puerto Rico: Interactive Map Shows Aerial Photos Of Hurricane Maria Damage

Puerto Rico: Interactive Map Shows Aerial Photos Of Hurricane Maria Damage

Less than one week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has aerial data on the destruction caused by the storm. As it has for the two hurricanes that came before Maria, NOAA has collected photos …

Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s radar, a critical tool for forecasting

Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s radar, a critical tool for forecasting

(This story was updated late Monday afternoon to add statements from the FAA and National Weather Service.) Hurricane Maria and its 100-plus-mph winds demolished the main weather radar that forecasters use to monitor storms in Puerto Rico. As of yet, there …

Panda habitat shrinking, becoming fragmented, potentially ruining their sex lives

Panda habitat shrinking, becoming fragmented, potentially ruining their sex lives

One of the world’s most beloved animals, the Giant Panda, is in trouble, Chinese scientists announced Monday. And the creation of those adorable baby pandas is at risk. Researchers report that the lovable bears’ habitat in China — the only nation on …

Yet Another Giant Iceberg Has Broken Free From Antarctica

Yet Another Giant Iceberg Has Broken Free From Antarctica

Satellite image taken of the new iceberg on September 24, 2017. (Image: Sentinel1) Satellite images taken this past weekend show a new 100-square-mile iceberg emerging from Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. The calving event did not come as a complete …

Snake lover found suffocated to death near his pet python, reports say

Snake lover found suffocated to death near his pet python, reports say

A snake lover in the U.K. has been found suffocated to death near his pet python, according to news reports. The Sun reports that Dan Brandon, 31, was found at his home in Church Crookham, Southern England, in the room in which he kept his snakes.

Discovering what makes organelles connect could help understand neurodegenerative diseases

Discovering what makes organelles connect could help understand neurodegenerative diseases

Inside every cell is a complex infrastructure of organelles carrying out different functions. Organelles must exchange signals and materials to make the cell operate correctly. New technologies are allowing researchers to see and understand the networks …

New synthetic molecule could trigger tissue regeneration

New synthetic molecule could trigger tissue regeneration

Sept. 25 (UPI) –A newly discovered DNA-targeting molecule could inspire the first tissue regeneration therapies. The synthetic molecule can cause stem cells to transform into heart muscle cells. The scientists responsible for the new molecule believe …

The best kitchen scales you can buy

The best kitchen scales you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The best kitchen scales feature easy-to-read displays, accurate measurements, readings in an …

Group project? Taking turns, working with friends may improve grades

Group project? Taking turns, working with friends may improve grades

It has become an almost essential element of academic life, from college lecture halls to elementary classrooms: the group assignment. Dreaded by some, loved by others, group projects typically aim to build teamwork and accountability while students learn …

Pandas Are Probably Still Screwed, Sorry

Pandas Are Probably Still Screwed, Sorry

Last year brought some rare good conservation news: the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the folks who determine which species are endangered and which aren’t, bumped pandas from endangered to vulnerable. That’s a sign that …

Cancer in elephant is being treated with unprecedented approach

Cancer in elephant is being treated with unprecedented approach

An Asian Elephant in the El Paso Zoo has undergone two successful rounds of electrochemotherapy. The elephant, 49-year-old Juno, underwent her second successful treatment Friday. She was diagnosed with a malignant mass in her right mammary gland in January …

IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep space

IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep space

IceCube is a neutrino detector composed of 5,160 optical modules embedded in a gigaton of crystal-clear ice a mile beneath the geographic South Pole. Credit: NSF For a decade, astronomers have puzzled over ephemeral but incredibly powerful radio bursts …

Researchers find way to chart changes in the speed of deep-ocean currents using the most modest of materials—mud

Researchers find way to chart changes in the speed of deep-ocean currents using the most modest of materials—mud

A plankton bloom swirls in dark water. Deep-sea currents bring nutrients up to sunlit surface waters fueling the growth and reproduction of these tiny plants. Credit: NASA Researchers have found a way to chart changes in the speed of deep-ocean currents …

Australia to create its own space agency for economic boost

Australia to create its own space agency for economic boost

Australia announced on Monday it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia’s development of an innovation and science economy.

Get A Beer And Fresh Seafood At This Brewery That Feeds A Fish Farm With Its Waste

Get A Beer And Fresh Seafood At This Brewery That Feeds A Fish Farm With Its Waste

When a brewery and distillery in upstate New York makes a batch of rye whiskey, the leftover grain and water now serve a new purpose: feeding fish at an on-site fish farm. Over the course of a year, TimberFish should be able to produce 20,000 to 25,000 …

NASA finds wind shear affecting Hurricane Maria as its eye clears

NASA finds wind shear affecting Hurricane Maria as its eye clears

On Sept. 22 at 1:45 p.m. EDT (17:45 UTC) Hurricane Maria was over Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Bahamas when NASA’s Aqua satellite saw the storm. Maria’s eye had become cloud-filled by high clouds. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team …

Low-oxygen galaxy recalls formation of the early universe

Low-oxygen galaxy recalls formation of the early universe

Sept. 25 (UPI) –A newly discovered dwarf galaxy with a limited oxygen supply may offer astronomers new insights in the formation and evolution of the early universe. The galaxy is located 620 million light years away, situated in the constellation Lynx.

Sea Horse project aims to generate huge power using the motion of the ocean

Sea Horse project aims to generate huge power using the motion of the ocean

Professor Tsumoru Shintake and the Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit at OIST are working on a new power generation system that could reap huge benefits. The project is called Sea Horse and it aims to harness energy from the Kuroshio ocean current that flows …

Researchers analyze chemical composition of the newly discovered star cluster Gaia 1

Researchers analyze chemical composition of the newly discovered star cluster Gaia 1

(Phys.org)—A team of astronomers led by Andreas Koch of the Lancaster University, U.K., has recently conducted a detailed chemical abundance study of the recently discovered star cluster Gaia 1. The research, published Sept. 12 on arXiv.org, offers new …

Filter may be a match for fracking water

Filter may be a match for fracking water

A superhydrophilic filter produced at Rice University can remove more than 90 percent of contaminants from water used in hydraulic fracturing operations. In this image, “produced” water from a Marcellus shale fracturing site is at left, the retentate …

Watch the US Military Launch a Super Secret Spy Satellite Into Space

Watch the US Military Launch a Super Secret Spy Satellite Into Space

The NROL-42 spy satellite was launched atop an Atlas V rocket from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early on Sunday morning, Eastern time. And while we don’t know anything about the tech specs or what it will be spying on, it’s a safe bet to …

Image: Soaring over Jupiter

Image: Soaring over Jupiter

This striking image of Jupiter was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet. The image was taken on Sept. 1, 2017 at 2:58 p.m. PDT (5:58 p.m. EDT). At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was 4,707 …

NASA tests first 3-D printed rocket engine part made with two different alloys

NASA tests first 3-D printed rocket engine part made with two different alloys

An image from a microscope reveals how the two metals, copper alloy and Inconel, mix and interlock to form a strong bond created by the innovative 3-D printing process during manufacturing of the igniter prototype. Credit: NASA/UAH/Judy Schneider Engineers …

Crash scene investigation reveals resting place of SMART-1 impact

Crash scene investigation reveals resting place of SMART-1 impact

Discovery of SMART-1 impact site on high resolution Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images. The field is 50 metres wide (north is up). SMART-1 touched down from north to south at a grazing speed of 2 kilometres per second. This image, with west illumination …

Unravelling the mechanisms of SST warming in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea is still a challenge

Unravelling the mechanisms of SST warming in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea is still a challenge

Bathymetry of the Yellow Sea and East China Sea, indicated with shaded colors and contours with numbers, the schematic of the Kuroshio pathway, and the location of the PN section. Credit: Science China Press The world’s oceans are warming, and the marginal …

How AI Tech Is Changing Small Business Marketing And Customer Service

How AI Tech Is Changing Small Business Marketing And Customer Service

Whether you realize it or not, artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Companies large and small are embracing the opportunity to achieve more and set bigger goals by using AI. Solid proof of this embrace can be seen in CRM giant …

Beating the battery barrier

Beating the battery barrier

Electric cars need batteries that store plenty of energy, deliver it quickly and then recharge in the time it takes to gulp a cup of coffee. BASF researchers are developing the solution JUST a few years ago, electric cars were an option only for technology …

Australia's new space agency will coordinate the country's 'somewhat disjointed' capabilities

Australia’s new space agency will coordinate the country’s ‘somewhat disjointed’ capabilities

Australia wants a slice of the booming private space industry, and it’s launching an agency to capitalise on it. The Australian Government announced on Monday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide that it would commit to launching a space …

NASA Dedicates Facility In Honor Of 'Hidden Figures' Heroine Katherine Johnson

NASA Dedicates Facility In Honor Of ‘Hidden Figures’ Heroine Katherine Johnson

Katherine G. Johnson, the human computer behind some of NASA’s biggest advancements, attended the ribbon cutting of the research facility named in her honor on Friday. The 99-year-old mathematician was thrust into the spotlight last year when the Oscar …

Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact of deep-sea mining

Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact of deep-sea mining

Plenaster craigi, this is a detailed shot of a live animal. Credit: Adrian Glover, Thomas Dahlgren, Helena Wiklund A completely new group of sponges has been discovered, which scientists believe could be a key indicator species in measuring future mining …

New open-access journal Metabarcoding & Metagenomics joins the lines of publisher Pensoft

New open-access journal Metabarcoding & Metagenomics joins the lines of publisher Pensoft

A new innovative open-access academic journal Metabarcoding and Metagenomics (MBMG) is launched to welcome novel papers from both basic and applied aspects. Focusing on genetic approaches to study biodiversity across all ecosystems, MBMG covers a …

2 Monster Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy's Heart

2 Monster Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy’s Heart

These two supermassive black holes are separated by less than 1 light-year and together harbor about 40 million times the mass of the sun, researchers said. If it holds up, the find would be just the second known system of double supermassive black holes.

Australia to create national space agency

Australia to create national space agency

Sydney (AFP) - Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative and fast-evolving astronautical sector. The announcement came at a week-long Adelaide space conference attended by the world’s top …

Mystery of Great Pyramid may be solved, researchers say

Mystery of Great Pyramid may be solved, researchers say

New evidence proves that the ancient Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramid at Giza by transporting 170,000 tons of limestone in boats. It has long been known that the rock was extracted eight miles away in Tura and that granite used in the monumental …

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Vice President Pence Visits NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Vice President Pence Visits NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

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Spectacular aurora borealis time-lapse video looks unreal

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Shanghai's 2,200-Ton Jade Buddha Temple Moved 100 Feet

Shanghai’s 2,200-Ton Jade Buddha Temple Moved 100 Feet

Katherine Johnson Research Facility Opened

Katherine Johnson Research Facility Opened

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Autumn Equinox 2017: Why Friday Is The First Day Of Fall In The Northern Hemisphere | TIME

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Are Russia’s Zapad-17 Military Games Preparing For War Against The West?

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This Rocket Knife Can Cut Through Anything

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This Farmer’s Whistle Brings All The Chickens To The Yard

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Stanislav Petrov: The Man Who Saved The World From Nuclear War Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov: The Man Who Saved The World From Nuclear War Dies At 77

U.S. And South Korea Run Joint Drills Near The Korean Demilitarized Zone

U.S. And South Korea Run Joint Drills Near The Korean Demilitarized Zone

Elon Musk's hyperloop could revolutionise public transport | The Economist

Elon Musk’s hyperloop could revolutionise public transport | The Economist

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These Smart Tires Will Warn You About Tricky Road Conditions

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Endangered Tiger Cubs Became Best Friends To Survive

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Space Station Crew Members Discuss Life in Space with the Media

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Parasites impact global salmon supply

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Elon Musk’s hyperloop could revolutionise public transport | The Economist

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Huckabee: Trump’s ‘courageous’ speech is what UN needs

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President Trump Addresses The 72nd United Nations General Assembly In New York Before Debates | TIME

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Trump adviser to UN: US is still leaving Paris climate agreement

US State, City Leaders Vow Support for Paris Agreement

US State, City Leaders Vow Support for Paris Agreement

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Scientists complete eight-month Mars mission… on earth

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A Thousand People + 25,000 Avocados = Guacamole World Record

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