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Saturday, August 15, 2020
Scientists Discover The Fastest Star Around A Supermassive Black Hole

Scientists Discover The Fastest Star Around A Supermassive Black Hole

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At the centers of galaxies, there exists stars, gas, dust, and (as we now know) black holes, all of ... [+] which orbit and interact with the central supermassive presence in the galaxy. While these events can result in flares, many of the stars pass close enough to the supermassive black hole to exhibit relativistic…
How And When To See Your Own Galaxy As The Milky Way Reaches Its Brightest And Best Of 2020

How And When To See Your Own Galaxy As The Milky...

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The Milky Way in all of its glory over Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada. getty Summer is the best time of year for seeing the Milky Way from the northern hemisphere—and parts of August are the very best. We’re just coming up on August’s “Milky Way” window, arguably the best 10…
Russia To Field Long-Range Attack Drones In 2021

Russia To Field Long-Range Attack Drones In 2021

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State media announced Wednesday that Russia’s armed forced would field long-range armed drones in 2021. This in in addition to the S-70 Okhotnik heavy strike drone which is now due in 2024, a year earlier than originally planned. This suggests an increased focus on arming unmanned systems at the cutting edge – a few months…
How MC Hammer And Other Performing Artists Are Sharing Their Love Of Science

How MC Hammer And Other Performing Artists Are Sharing Their Love...

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If you've been keeping tabs on MC Hammer lately, you may have noticed that he spent the last few weeks enthusiastically talking about science on Twitter. He tweeted about a gene found in neurons, about worm RNA, about slime molds, and much more. MC Hammer has been sharing his love of science with his Twitter…
Mammoth Biosciences Signs Exclusive Deal For Recently-Discovered Crispr Protein

Mammoth Biosciences Signs Exclusive Deal For Recently-Discovered Crispr Protein

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Mammoth Biosciences CEO Trevor Martin says the new class of protein has potentially interesting in ... [+] vivo applicaitons. Jamel Toppin for Forbes Biotech company Mammoth Biosciences, which uses gene-editing Crispr technology for diagnostic and discovery applications, announced Wednesday that it has signed an exclusive deal with University of California Berkeley to license a new…
A Spacetime Surprise: Time Isn’t Just Another Dimension

A Spacetime Surprise: Time Isn’t Just Another Dimension

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Your location in this Universe isn't just described by spatial coordinates (where), but also by a ... [+] time coordinate (when). It is impossible to move from one spatial location to another without also moving through time. PIXABAY USER RMATHEWS100 Here’s a question that most of us have been asked at some point in our…
NASA Smooths The Way For ‘Lucy’ Robot To Explore Time Capsules From The Birth Of Our Solar System

NASA Smooths The Way For ‘Lucy’ Robot To Explore Time Capsules...

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This artist’s concept shows the Lucy spacecraft observing a Trojan asteroid. This NASA mission, led ... [+] by Southwest Research Institute, passed a major milestone in preparation for the spacecraft launch in 2021. Courtesy of NASA/Lockheed Martin NASA has confirmed that it will build and launch the first-ever spacecraft to explore six of Jupiter’s Trojan…
How Do You Tell If Climate Laws Really Work? Start By Counting Them

How Do You Tell If Climate Laws Really Work? Start By...

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There are now at least 1,800 climate laws on the books worldwide. But have they made any difference? getty It’s been a long 23 years since the Kyoto Protocol called on industrialized nations to reduce greenhouse emissions. Since then, countries the world over have been formulating their own climate laws, yet emissions have continued their…
How U.S. Navy’s Micro Models Will Help Submarines Stay Invisible

How U.S. Navy’s Micro Models Will Help Submarines Stay Invisible

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Model submarines small enough to rest on your thumbnail will make sure real submarines stay invisible and aid in identifying enemy submarines and other vessels. The U.S. Navy is combining two new technologies, 3D printing and nanophotonics, to create precise models showing how submarines and other warships appear to radar. Computer modeling of radar signatures…
Honeywell Wants To Show What Quantum Computing Can Do For The World

Honeywell Wants To Show What Quantum Computing Can Do For The...

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The race for quantum supremacy heated up in June, when Honeywell brought to market the “world’s highest performing quantum computer.” Honeywell claims it is more accurate (i.e., performs with less errors) than competing systems and that its performance will increase by an order of magnitude each year for the next five years. Inside the chamber…

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