Saturday , 24 October 2020

Science

Sun’s 2013 solar activity peak weakest in 100 years

Though the sun is currently in the peak year of its 11-year solar weather cycle, our closest star has been rather quiet over all, scientists say. This year’s solar maximum is shaping up to be the weakest in 100 years and the next one could be even more quiescent, scientists said July 11. “It’s the smallest maximum we’ve seen in the Space Age,” …

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House Approves $16.6 Billion #NASA Budget

he Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal year 2014 budget of NASA worth $16.6 billion on Wednesday with few conditions. The members suggested the agency to cut their funding for its Planetary Science program and Space Launch System (SLS) reasoning that the rockets funded by the SLS are too costly consuming about …

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157 Years Since The Birth Of Serbian Genius Nikola Tesla (video)

BELGRADE – Nikola Tesla, U.S. scientist and inventor of Serbian origin, one of the biggest minds in history, was born as the son of an Orthodox priest in the village of Smiljan, in the Austrian Empire, on July 10, 1856. Tesla studied electrical engineering at the Austrian Polytechnic in Graz, but did not complete the school. Nevertheless, many of his …

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Researchers perform DNA computation in living cells

Chemists from North Carolina State Univ. have performed a DNA-based logic-gate operation within a human cell. The research may pave the way to more complicated computations in live cells, as well as new methods of disease detection and treatment. Logic gates are the means by which computers “compute,” as sets of them are combined in different ways to enable computers …

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‘Bionic Ear’ Created By Princeton Researchers Using 3-D Printer (video)

Princeton University researchers are harnessing the power of a 3-D printer to create a “bionic ear.” The creation of an ear using a combination of silicone and collected bovine tissue via a 3-D printer is just the latest advancement in the field of cybernetics. The Associated Press toured the research lab at Princeton where the 3-D ear was created. The bionic …

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Antarctic Lake Vostok buried under two miles of ice found to teem with life

Analysis of ice cores obtained from the basin of Lake Vostok, the subglacial lake that Russian scientists drilled down to in 2012, have revealed DNA from an estimated 3,507 organisms. While the majority were found to be bacteria, many of which were new to science, there were also other single celled organisms and multicellular organisms found, including from fungi. The …

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Astronomers detect intergalactic radio signals from 11 billion light years away

Much of the Universe remains a mystery to astronomers. That statement holds especially true for an international team of astronomers that discovered strange intergalactic radio signals from 11 billion light years away. For the time being, astronomers have been unable to nail down the origins of these mysterious radio waves, but experts continue to examine the data for clues. One …

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