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Frozen sperm retains its viability in outer space conditions
Zillionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who see the 'colonization' of space as an answer to the Earth's ever threatened resources will be reassured to learn that human sperm retains its complete viability within the different gravitational conditions found in outer space. (2019-06-23)
Researchers find quantum gravity has no symmetry
Using holography, researchers have found when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible. (2019-06-19)
UTMB researchers learned how to better combat muscle loss during space flights
A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has further documented how muscles are affected by reduced gravity conditions during space flight missions and uncovered how exercise and hormone treatments can be tailored to minimize muscle loss for individual space travelers. (2019-06-13)
Mass anomaly detected under the moon's largest crater
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system -- the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin -- and may contain metal from the asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to a Baylor University study. (2019-06-10)
A new candidate for dark matter and a way to detect it
Two theoretical physicists at UC Davis have a new candidate for dark matter and a possible way to detect it. (2019-06-10)
Jumping drops get boost from gravity
'It turns out that surface tension and gravity work far better together than either works on its own.' (2019-05-28)
GRACE data contributes to understanding of climate change
The University of Texas at Austin team that led a twin satellite system launched in 2002 to take detailed measurements of the Earth, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), reports in the journal Nature Climate Change on the contributions that their nearly two decades of data have made to our understanding of global climate patterns. (2019-05-23)
Space travel and your joints
A novel Henry Ford Hospital study of mice aboard a Russian spaceflight may raise an intriguing question for the astronauts of tomorrow: Could traveling in space be bad for your joints? (2019-05-21)
Development of a displacement sensor to measure gravity of smallest source mass ever
One of the most unknown phenomena in modern physics is gravity. (2019-05-17)
Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars
Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research from the University of Warwick has found. (2019-05-14)
GRACE mission data contributes to our understanding of climate change
Intended to last just five years in orbit on an experimental mission to measure changes in the Earth's gravitational fields, GRACE lasted over 15 years, providing unique insight into our global water resources, more accurate measurements of polar ice loss, ocean currents and the rise in global sea levels. (2019-04-29)
Hubble snaps a crowded cluster
This sparkling burst of stars is Messier 75. It is a globular cluster: a spherical collection of stars bound together by gravity. (2019-04-26)
New view of how ocean 'pumps' impact climate change
A new Rochester study has found that factors such as wind, currents, and even small fish play a larger role in transferring and storing carbon from the surface of the ocean to the deep oceans than was previously thought. (2019-04-25)
6.6 billion light years away: Neutron stars merger radiance observed
An international team led by Professor XUE Yongquan from University of Science and Technology announced their observation of a unique X-ray signal from 6.6 billion light years away, which provides new insights into the physics of neutron stars. (2019-04-17)
A closer look at Mercury's spin and gravity reveals the planet's inner solid core
How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? (2019-04-17)
Scientists find evidence Mercury has a solid inner core
Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. (2019-04-17)
Up in arms: Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones
Insect-inspired arm technology from Purdue University aims to improve drones to handle larger payloads. (2019-04-16)
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. (2019-04-16)
TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet
A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world. (2019-04-15)
Travel through wormholes is possible, but slow
A Harvard physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible. (2019-04-13)
Hubble spots flock of cosmic ducks
This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open star cluster in the southern constellation of Scutum (the Shield). (2019-03-29)
Lying, sitting or standing: Resting postures determined by animals' size
Cows always lie on their chests so that their digestion is not impaired. (2019-03-27)
Walking downhill after meals boosts bone health in postmenopausal women with diabetes
Walking downhill after eating can reduce bone resorption, the process in which old bone is broken down and removed from the body, in postmenopausal women with diabetes, according to research to be presented Sunday, March 24, at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-25)
OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid
Research led by the University of Colorado Boulder is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu. (2019-03-19)
Sensing shakes
Every year earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives. (2019-03-10)
Listening to quantum radio
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have created a quantum circuit that enables them to listen to the weakest radio signal allowed by quantum mechanics. (2019-03-08)
Hubble's dazzling display of 2 colliding galaxies
Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies first discovered in 1784. (2019-03-08)
Scientists levitate particles with sound to find out how they cluster together
Scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Bath used sound waves to levitate particles, revealing new insights about how materials cluster together in the absence of gravity -- principles which underlie everything from how molecules assemble to the very early stages of planet formation from space dust. (2019-03-05)
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up. (2019-03-04)
Hiding black hole found
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. (2019-02-28)
New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth's solar system, new research suggests. (2019-02-25)
Effectively collecting tiny droplets for biomedical analysis and beyond
In a single sneeze or a cough, as many as 40,000 tiny droplets are forcibly propelled from our mouth and nose into the air. (2019-01-31)
Scientists find 'new' science instrument on Mars rover Curiosity
NASA's Curiosity Rover may have been ambling around the Gale Crater on Mars for nearly seven years but scientists have found a way to use it for something new: making the first surface gravity measurements on a planet other than Earth. (2019-01-31)
New research uses Curiosity rover to measure gravity on Mars
A team of researchers repurposed navigational sensors aboard NASA's Curiosity rover, enabling the scientists to measure gravity on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, a peak that rises from the center of Gale Crater. (2019-01-31)
Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by 'Planet Nine'
The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesized by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth planet, can instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of small objects orbiting the sun beyond Neptune, say researchers. (2019-01-20)
Measurements of Saturn's gravitational field show its rings are younger than the planet
Using data from the Cassini spacecraft's final orbits, scientists report new measurements of the gravitational field around Saturn and its rings, which allowed them to constrain its internal structure, the depth of its winds, and the mass and age of its rings. (2019-01-17)
Saturn hasn't always had rings
In its last days, the Cassini spacecraft looped between Saturn and its rings so that Earth-based radio telescopes could track the gravitational tug of each. (2019-01-17)
School counselors reflect on their experience following student deaths
When five school counselors who were part of a counseling team were interviewed to learn how they professionally and personally experienced the deaths of multiple students in one year in their school while attending to the needs of the school community, several themes emerged. (2019-01-09)
Long-duration space missions have lasting effects on spinal muscles
Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a study in Spine. (2019-01-09)
Eating your veggies, even in space
Travelling to Mars will require astronauts to grow their own food. (2019-01-04)
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