Science and Technology   Fri 10 Apr 11:06 GMT

Can breathing exercises help get you through coronavirus?

Can breathing exercises help get you through coronavirus?

There is a lot of misinformation out there about possible cures and things that you can do help you get over the coronavirus if you become sick with it.

whio.com - 2 hours ago

NASA's Plan to Build a Base Camp on the Moon Sounds Like Sci-Fi, But It's Real

NASA's Plan to Build a Base Camp on the Moon Sounds Like Sci-Fi, But It's Real

The program will be the core of NASA's spaceflight and exploration endeavors for the next decade, and encompasses low-Earth orbit, the moon, and Mars.

singularityhub.com - 2 hours ago

Charting a course toward quantum simulations of nuclear physics

Charting a course toward quantum simulations of nuclear physics

In nuclear physics, like much of science, detailed theories alone aren't always enough to unlock solid predictions. There are often too many pieces, interacting in complex ways, for researchers to follow the logic of a theory through to its end. It's one reas…

phys.org - 2 hours ago

Uber rival Bolt asks for state bailout

Uber rival Bolt asks for state bailout

Ride-hailing company Bolt Technology, formerly known as Taxify, is seeking credit support from the Estonian government after banks turned down requests for loans.

techcentral.co.za - 2 hours ago

Looking for dark matter

Looking for dark matter

Dark matter, which cannot be physically observed with ordinary instruments, is thought to account for well over half the matter in the Universe, but its properties are still mysterious. One commonly held theory states that it exists as ‘clumps’ of extremely l…

heritagedaily.com - 3 hours ago

Belgian prof’s coronavirus study causes stir with call to keep 13 to 65 feet away from walkers, runners, cycl

Belgian prof’s coronavirus study causes stir with call to keep 13 to 65 feet away from walkers, runners, cycl

In the era of the new coronavirus, a Belgian professor warns about following walkers, runners and cyclists in their "slipstreams."

oregonlive.com - 3 hours ago

Synthetic microparticle is the world's most complex

Synthetic microparticle is the world's most complex

Researchers created synthetic microparticles more complex than the most intricate in nature. They could improve sensors, electronics, and more.

futurity.org - 3 hours ago

The science of how diet can change the way sugar tastes

The science of how diet can change the way sugar tastes

The food animals eat can change how they perceive future food. This response uses the same machinery that the brain uses to learn, new research has found.

medicalxpress.com - 3 hours ago

Pick n Pay joins Shoprite in rolling out in-store QR payments

Pick n Pay joins Shoprite in rolling out in-store QR payments

Pick n Pay said on Friday that it is introducing scan-and-pay technology at till points nationwide so customers don’t have to touch point-of-sale terminals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

techcentral.co.za - 3 hours ago

The bag used by Buzz Aldrin to carry religious items to the moon surfaces

The bag used by Buzz Aldrin to carry religious items to the moon surfaces

The bag used by Buzz Aldrin to carry religious items to the moon during the historic Apollo 11 mission is up for auction.

Fox News - 3 hours ago

'Hubble: Thirty Years of Discovery' to premiere on Science Channel April 19 (exclusive video)

'Hubble: Thirty Years of Discovery' to premiere on Science Channel April 19 (exclusive video)

It celebrates 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope.

space.com - 3 hours ago

Starlink mission scheduled for next week at Kennedy Space Center

Starlink mission scheduled for next week at Kennedy Space Center

Brig. Gen. Schiess said the launch will be carried out with a lean crew and social distancing measures.

spacenews.com - 4 hours ago

Synchrotron X-ray sheds light on some of the world's oldest dinosaur eggs

Synchrotron X-ray sheds light on some of the world's oldest dinosaur eggs

Scientists led by the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, has been able to reconstruct the skulls of some of the world's oldest known dinosaur embryos in 3D, using powerful and non-destructive synchrotron techniques at the ESRF, the European Sync…

heritagedaily.com - 5 hours ago

How to watch satellite BepiColombo on its way to Mercury: Time, location, and gear

How to watch satellite BepiColombo on its way to Mercury: Time, location, and gear

On Thursday April 9, BepiColombo will make a brief appearance in the sky over Earth. Here's how to watch it from your backyard.

inverse.com - 5 hours ago

Technology issues hamper Comerica Bank Paycheck Protection Program applications

Technology issues hamper Comerica Bank Paycheck Protection Program applications

Internal technology issues are leading to challenges for a major Michigan financial institution's ability to process loans under the nascent Paycheck Protection Program. Dallas-based Comerica Inc., the second-largest bank in Michigan by deposits, as of Thursd…

crainsdetroit.com - 5 hours ago

Climate change could cause abrupt biodiversity losses this century

Climate change could cause abrupt biodiversity losses this century

(MENAFN - The Conversation) The impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems are already evident. Poleward shifts in the geographic distributions of species, catastrophic forest fires and

menafn.com - 6 hours ago

Climate-Driven Biodiversity Loss Will Be Sudden, Study Warns

Climate-Driven Biodiversity Loss Will Be Sudden, Study Warns

The biodiversity loss caused by the climate crisis will be sudden and swift, and could begin before 2030.

ecowatch.com - 6 hours ago

NASA solar mission spots wild threads woven into the sun's atmosphere

NASA solar mission spots wild threads woven into the sun's atmosphere

Three words: hot electrified gases.

cnet.com - 8 hours ago

50 Years Later: 'Houston, We've Had a Problem'

50 Years Later: 'Houston, We've Had a Problem'

Apollo 13's nearly doomed flight is marking the anniversary this week

newser.com - 8 hours ago

Should we teach children about quantum computing?

Should we teach children about quantum computing?

For parents with the money, companies are offering courses in cutting-edge technology, but are they worth it?

BBC News - 9 hours ago

Entire Ecosystems Could Abruptly Go Extinct Within This Decade

Entire Ecosystems Could Abruptly Go Extinct Within This Decade

The world is undergoing its sixth major extinction crisis, and as many reports have shown, our warming planet puts many more species at risk of annihilation. A new study published in Nature on Wednesday takes an even deeper look at the crisis and what ecosys…

gizmodo.com.au - 9 hours ago

New images reveal fine threads of million-degree plasma woven throughout the Sun's atmosphere

New images reveal fine threads of million-degree plasma woven throughout the Sun's atmosphere

Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) unveil highest-ever resolution images of the Sun from NASA's solar sounding rocket mission

phys.org - 9 hours ago

Algae growth increases by 100 times on 3D-printed coral

Algae growth increases by 100 times on 3D-printed coral

The disappearance of coral (reefs) due to global warming is high on the agenda at practically every climate conference. This is not just because corals are so beautiful and colorful. Nor because lots

innovationorigins.com - 10 hours ago

A spacecraft is about to swing by Earth to get a gravity assist on its way to Mercury

A spacecraft is about to swing by Earth to get a gravity assist on its way to Mercury

On April 10th, Europe and Japan’s joint spacecraft, BepiColombo, will slingshot around Earth in the early morning hours. It will use Earth’s gravity to brake its speed and change its course through the Solar System, putting itself on track to reach Mercury in…

The Verge - 11 hours ago

It’s Equinox On Mars. Here’s How To See The ‘Red Planet’ From Your Backyard

It’s Equinox On Mars. Here’s How To See The ‘Red Planet’ From Your Backyard

Here's how the seasons work on the red planet, and how to see Mars in the night sky.

forbes.com - 11 hours ago

Bird alarm calls help rhinos avoid people–and possibly poachers

Bird alarm calls help rhinos avoid people–and possibly poachers

Red-billed oxpeckers that feed on rhinos’ ticks alert them to approaching humans, likely helping the poor-sighted animals survive.

National Geographic - 12 hours ago

People were painting and selling ostrich eggs thousands of years ago -- and we may finally know how they did it

People were painting and selling ostrich eggs thousands of years ago -- and we may finally know how they did it

A 5,000-year-old mystery surrounding how a collection of ostrich eggs got their colorful decorations may have finally been cracked.

CNN - 12 hours ago

Scientists Capture 3D Images of Nanoparticles, Atom by Atom

Scientists Capture 3D Images of Nanoparticles, Atom by Atom

A research team including Berkeley Lab has developed a technique that produces atomic-scale 3D images of nanoparticles tumbling in liquid.

lbl.gov - 12 hours ago

New fossil from Brazil hints at the origins of the mysterious tanystropheid reptiles

New fossil from Brazil hints at the origins of the mysterious tanystropheid reptiles

A new species of Triassic reptile from Brazil is a close cousin of a mysterious group called tanystropheids, according to a study by Tiane De-Oliviera of the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil and colleagues.

heritagedaily.com - 12 hours ago

Archaeology: Ancient string discovery sheds light on Neanderthal life

Archaeology: Ancient string discovery sheds light on Neanderthal life

The discovery of the oldest known direct evidence of fibre technology using natural fibres to create yarn  is reported in Scientific Reports this week.

heritagedaily.com - 12 hours ago

Coronavirus traces found in Massachusetts wastewater at levels far higher than expected

Coronavirus traces found in Massachusetts wastewater at levels far higher than expected

Coronavirus was detected in Massachusetts sewage at higher levels than expected, suggesting there are many more undiagnosed patients than previously known, according to a new study. Researchers fro…

nypost.com - 12 hours ago

World's most complex microparticle: A synthetic that outdoes nature's intricacy

World's most complex microparticle: A synthetic that outdoes nature's intricacy

Synthetic microparticles more intricate than some of the most complicated ones found in nature have been produced by a University of Michigan-led international team. They also investigated how that intricacy arises and devised a way to measure it.

phys.org - 13 hours ago

Scientists digitally reconstruct skulls of dinosaurs in fossilised eggs

Scientists digitally reconstruct skulls of dinosaurs in fossilised eggs

Research on Massospondylus carinatus embryos sheds new light on animals’ development

theguardian.com - 14 hours ago

Rare total solar eclipse occurs in CNY 4 years from today

Rare total solar eclipse occurs in CNY 4 years from today

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) Four years from Wednesday a rare astronomical treat occurs in parts of central New York – a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the…

localsyr.com - 14 hours ago

Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood

Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s best known quotes originated not in space or Mission Control, but in Hollywood. Their moon-bound spacecraft wrecked by an oxygen tank explosion on...

Associated Press - 14 hours ago

Scientists use the Tokyo Skytree to test Einstein's theory of general relativity

Scientists use the Tokyo Skytree to test Einstein's theory of general relativity

In another verification of the validity of Einstein's theory of general relativity, published in Nature Photonics, scientists from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics and Cluster for Pioneering Research, with colleagues, have used two finely tuned optical…

phys.org - 15 hours ago

Mission control on Skype: how to fly a spacecraft during a pandemic

Mission control on Skype: how to fly a spacecraft during a pandemic

BepiColombo is about to fly past Earth on its way to Mercury — but coronavirus precautions mean that most of its team will have to watch from home.

nature.com - 15 hours ago

Coronavirus tips: 14 ways to help keep yourself safe when you leave the house

Coronavirus tips: 14 ways to help keep yourself safe when you leave the house

If you're not already using these practical tips for grocery shopping, opening doors and signing your name when you're out in public, now's a good time to start.

cnet.com - 16 hours ago

Climate change: Northland's marine species to feel the heat from the 2030s

Climate change: Northland's marine species to feel the heat from the 2030s

Skyrocketing temperatures could hit our marine ecosystems from the 2030s, new research suggests.

stuff.co.nz - 17 hours ago

Why pollution is plummeting in some cities — but not others

Why pollution is plummeting in some cities — but not others

Tantalizing signs that coronavirus lockdowns are making air cleaner aren’t as straightforward as they seem.

nature.com - 17 hours ago

Why Coronavirus Could Lead To More Rhino Poaching

Why Coronavirus Could Lead To More Rhino Poaching

Live wildlife markets have temporarily closed across China and air pollution is dropping in cities around the world under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. That’s given nature some space to breathe even as the virus takes a toll on humanity. But in so…

gizmodo.com.au - 18 hours ago

Cognizant withdraws revenue guidance for 2020: What it means for India’s IT sector

Cognizant withdraws revenue guidance for 2020: What it means for India’s IT sector

In a surprising move, IT solutions firm Cognizant Technology Solutions has withdrawn its 2020 revenue guidance (growth forecast), citing the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around its duration and impact on the company’s abil…

thenewsminute.com - 18 hours ago

Jack Swigert: Apollo 13 command module pilot

Jack Swigert: Apollo 13 command module pilot

Jack Swigert survived the perilous Apollo 13 mission, then took a different kind of risk: entering politics.

space.com - 18 hours ago

Asteroid set for close encounter to enter Earth's trajectory on Thursday

Asteroid set for close encounter to enter Earth's trajectory on Thursday

The large space rock is classed as "potentially hazardous" but will pass by safely at a proximity of 6.2 million kilometres, NASA says

thenational.ae - 18 hours ago

World's oldest yarn fragment shows Neanderthals were smarter than we thought

World's oldest yarn fragment shows Neanderthals were smarter than we thought

Archeologists say they have found the world's oldest piece of yarn or cord, making it the earliest known evidence of textile and cord making. It was made by Neanderthals, suggesting that they were perhaps much smarter than we thought.

CNN - 18 hours ago

Plants control microbiome diversity inside leaves to promote health

Plants control microbiome diversity inside leaves to promote health

In a new study, published in the journal Nature, Michigan State University scientists show how plant genes select which microbes get to live inside their leaves in order to stay healthy.

phys.org - 19 hours ago

Mysteries of decorated ostrich eggs in British Museum revealed

Mysteries of decorated ostrich eggs in British Museum revealed

Five Easter-egg sized decorated ostrich eggs in the British Museum are the subject of a new study.

bbc.com - 20 hours ago