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Moon Express contracts Rocket Lab for launches to land spacecraft on the moon

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Silicon Valley's Moon Express Inc said it has signed up Lockheed Martin-backed Rocket Lab to launch its robotic spacecraft as it seeks to become the first private venture to reach the moon.<p>The deal increases its chances of winning a $30 million Google Inc prize for the first …

New Artificial Heart Is Made Of Foam

Soft but powerful<p>With too few donor hearts to satisfy the 123,000 patients awaiting a heart transplant, engineers have been working to design an artificial heart. The artificial hearts approved by the FDA are rigid devices attached to external pumps to mimic how the heart pushes blood through the …

Blood Vessels

Shedding light on the moon’s dark side

Tonight – February 12, 2019 – the moon is at or near its first quarter phase, which means the portion of the moon we see from Earth is 50% …

A 3D Food Printer Could Press And Print Your Next Meal

You still have to cook your food, though<p>The ability to create food with the press of a lever has been a science fiction staple for decades. While 3D food printers have not reached <i>Star Trek</i> levels, they can make simple foods, and will soon be pressing and cooking your burgers. Here are a few new …

EPA Sets New, Tougher Standards Aimed At Reducing Smog

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its much-anticipated ozone standards. The agency is setting more stringent thresholds for the particles that contribute to smog.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>We're also covering this story. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to reduce smog. It …

Asteroid that killed dinosaurs also intensified volcanic eruptions - study

Research on the Deccan Traps in India reveals massive rise in lava flows around time of impact of Mexico’s Chicxulub crater 65m years ago, increasing the catastrophe for ecosystems<p>The asteroid that slammed into Earth and heralded the doom of the dinosaurs triggered a surge in volcanic eruptions …

Pompeii's victims had great teeth, researchers say

CT scans also suggest that many died from head injuries, rather than suffocation from Mount Vesuvius eruption<p>Researchers in Italy are using CT scans to examine the ancient remains of those killed by a volcanic eruption in Pompeii, and the tests have yielded surprising early findings. As the AGI …

Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb

CAIRO(Reuters) - High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti.<p>If proven, the discovery would be the most significant this …

How often should you wash your clothes?

How long can you wear your clothes before needing to wash them? Days? Months? Greg Foot explores the science in the video below from BBC Britlab.<p>Humans are disgusting – we’re constantly shedding skin cells, oozing skin oils and secreting sweat onto everything we’re wearing. In fact, a human sheds …

Best yet images of Pluto’s moon Charon

Beautiful and fascinating images from the New Horizons spacecraft reveal the large moon’s violent history.<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has returned …

Atlas Rocket Lifts Off In Florida, Delivering A Spectacular Sky Show

It was a routine launch for the Atlas V booster, which was carrying a Mexican satellite into orbit as it lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Friday morning. But the rocket's expanding exhaust plume was anything but ordinary.<p>Florida Today reports: "The rocket bolted from Launch Complex 41 …

Florida

Early morning shot of Hurricane #Joaquin from @space_station before reaching #Bahamas. Hope all is safe. #YearInSpace http://t.co/3dlwOzU2eq

With Modified Jet Fuel, Planes Can’t Explode

Coming soon to your local airport<p>The four planes chosen by the September 11 terrorists were chosen for a reason. All four flights were traveling across the continent loaded down with huge quantities of jet fuel, the ignition source for the horrible tragedies that took place that day at the World …

Jetfuel

A sneeze could change what ‘kilogram’ means

A physical object defines one last remaining measurement: the kilogram. A cylinder of platinum and iridium sits in a vault under three glass bell …

Hurricane Joaquin Tracking Back Out To Sea

But dangerous flooding is still happening along the East Coast<p>For the past several days, people along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard have been nervously tracking the path of Hurricane Joaquin. But the latest data gathered by the network of sensors, satellites, and "Hurricane Hunter" planes and published …

Weather

Airline pilots admit their minds wander

People are inherently bad at watching computers work, and unlikely to get any better, no matter how much training we get, new research with airline …

Kavli Foundation Invests $100 Million In Brain Research

One step closer to solving the mysteries of memory and mind<p>The Kavli Foundation, along with its seven university partners, announced today that it has committed $100 million to neuroscience research. The money will help fund the BRAIN Initiative, which was launched two years ago by President Obama …

Fly Over Pluto's Moon In Spectacular New NASA Images

Charon is the real #SuperBloodMoon in latest New Horizons pics<p>Pluto has gotten a lot of love lately, both from scientists and the unscientific alike, thanks largely to the series of beautiful close-up images that NASA has published online following the unmanned New Horizon spacecraft's flyby of the …

Charon: A Dark Moon With a Dark Past

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Something is rotten in the state of Charon, Pluto’s giant moon. OK maybe not rotten, exactly, but it’s just not…right.<p>Before the New Horizons spacecraft took a tour of the Pluto system in July, scientists guessed they might see a few interesting features on …

Broken Baculum a Sign of Painful Ice Age Injury

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>We’ve all had moments of sympathy pain. That little twinge when we see or hear about a fracture, burn, kick in the groin, or other familiar trauma that hits a little too close to home. And this phenomenon crosses species boundaries. I know because I just read a …

Ice Age

What's At The Edge Of A Cloud?

Scientists have just made a breakthrough in understanding how clouds interact with the surrounding air by studying some of the most boring clouds you can imagine in unprecedented detail.<p>"If you ask a child to draw a cloud they would draw a white puffy cloud floating in the air all by itself — and …