Science and Technology   Tue 18 Feb 16:36 GMT

Neuroscientists discover 'engine of consciousness' hiding in monkeys' brains

Neuroscientists discover 'engine of consciousness' hiding in monkeys' brains

You probably need this engine running to stay awake.

livescience.com - 33 minutes ago

Scientists pioneer new way to study exoplanets

Scientists pioneer new way to study exoplanets

A team of scientists using the Low Frequency Array radio telescope in the Netherlands has observed radio waves that carry the distinct signatures of aurorae, caused by the interaction between a star's magnetic field and a planet in orbit around it.

eurekalert.org - an hour ago

Internet from space: Elon Musk's SpaceX launches 60 new satellites for US service

Internet from space: Elon Musk's SpaceX launches 60 new satellites for US service

SpaceX hoped to make its 50th landing, but the booster missed the mark on its droneship.

zdnet.com - 2 hours ago

SpaceX botches 50th Falcon rocket booster landing

SpaceX botches 50th Falcon rocket booster landing

The booster did not accurately land on its autonomous ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Axios - 2 hours ago

Sleep Trackers Can Make It Harder To Fall Asleep

Sleep Trackers Can Make It Harder To Fall Asleep

A boom in technology promising to improve sleep has an ironic side effect: orthosomnia. Thanks to sleep trackers, people get so obsessed with perfect sleep that they are losing sleep over it.

npr.org - 3 hours ago

Skeleton found in cave could reveal Neanderthal death rites

Skeleton found in cave could reveal Neanderthal death rites

Around 70,000 years ago, a Neanderthal was laid to rest in Shanidar Cave. Excavations in recent years have slowly revealed its entire upper body, including a lower back, the clenched bones of a right hand and the left hand almost acting as a pillow beneath th…

CNN - 3 hours ago

Millions of Arctic Methane Hotspots Detected by NASA – Global Climate Change Impact

Millions of Arctic Methane Hotspots Detected by NASA – Global Climate Change Impact

Knowing where emissions are happening and what's causing them brings us a step closer to being able to forecast the region's impact on global climate. The Arctic is one of the fastest warming places on the planet. As temperatures rise, the perpetually frozen …

scitechdaily.com - 3 hours ago

10 Marvelous Explorations Of The Sun From NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

10 Marvelous Explorations Of The Sun From NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

In February 2020, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — is praising its tenth year in space. Over the previous decade, the shuttle has watched out for the Sun, concentrating how the Sun makes Sun oriented movement and drives space climate — the dynamic co…

thedigitalweekly.com - 3 hours ago

Astronomers studied lenticular galaxy NGC 4546 in detail

Astronomers studied lenticular galaxy NGC 4546 in detail

The new research provide more clues about the structure and nature of the galaxy's globular cluster system.

techexplorist.com - 5 hours ago

NASA reveals surreal photo of Earth from 4 billion miles away

NASA reveals surreal photo of Earth from 4 billion miles away

The famous “Pale Blue Dot” image of Earth taken from 4 billion miles away has been remastered and released by NASA for the snap’s 30th anniversary. To the untrained eye, the image…

nypost.com - 7 hours ago

Medical tech firm creates 50 jobs in Lisburn

Medical tech firm creates 50 jobs in Lisburn

Cirdan Imaging, which makes technology that speeds up diagnosis, is creating 50 new jobs in Lisburn.

BBC News - 7 hours ago

Researchers found 'at least' 9 gender expressions in the human brain

Researchers found 'at least' 9 gender expressions in the human brain

Humans thrive on simplicity, a black and white existence that helps to define otherwise grey subject matter. When born, a doctor checks a box denoting whether a newborn has a penis ...

The Next Web - 7 hours ago

Cave ceiling dinosaur footprints cold case solved, decades later

Cave ceiling dinosaur footprints cold case solved, decades later

New clues were recently uncovered in a decades-old cold case surrounding a set of dinosaur prints in the ceiling of a cave. The prints belonged to what was previously believe to be a four-footed ca…

slashgear.com - 9 hours ago

Woolworths' plan to combat self-service checkout theft using AI software

Woolworths' plan to combat self-service checkout theft using AI software

Woolworths is introducing a new technology that will soon make it impossible for shoppers to enter cheaper fruit and veggies when scanning fresh produce at self-service checkouts.

9news.com.au - 9 hours ago

British radio antenna to arrive at space station

British radio antenna to arrive at space station

The UK's first industrial contribution to the orbiting platform will improve its communication links.

bbc.com - 13 hours ago

Extreme weather could cause massive economic recession 'like we've never seen before'

Extreme weather could cause massive economic recession 'like we've never seen before'

A shocking new study says extreme weather events caused by climate change could result in an economic recession “the likes of which we’ve never seen before.” The research, publish…

nypost.com - 14 hours ago

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education

From artificial intelligence to chatbots, this infographic visualizes what the future of education could look like. Can schools keep up with the times?

visualcapitalist.com - 15 hours ago

Lunar Occultation: Earth, Moon and Mars to Align on Tuesday; ‘Rare Event’ to Be Visible in L.A. Skies

Lunar Occultation: Earth, Moon and Mars to Align on Tuesday; ‘Rare Event’ to Be Visible in L.A. Skies

A rare celestial event will occur just before sunrise Tuesday, as the moon passes directly between the Earth and Mars, KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego reported on Monday. During the eclipse-like event, which is known as an occultation, Mars will glide…

ktla.com - 15 hours ago

Image: Hubble embraces spiral with open arms

Image: Hubble embraces spiral with open arms

The spiral galaxy NGC 2008 sits center stage, its ghostly spiral arms spreading out toward us, in this image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

phys.org - 15 hours ago

Spacecraft sent by Nasa to examine the Sun sends back its first findings

Spacecraft sent by Nasa to examine the Sun sends back its first findings

Scientific data will start arriving from May, after calibration and more travel through space

Independent - 16 hours ago

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change

Historically, the oceans have done much of the planet's heavy lifting when it comes to sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Microscopic organisms known collectively as phytoplankton, which grow throughout the sunlit surface oceans and absorb carbo…

phys.org - 16 hours ago

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

The EU’s digital and competition chief has said that automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, as the technology fails to meet the regulation’s requirement for consent. Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s executive vice president for digital affai…

The Next Web - 17 hours ago

Mediterranean rainfall immediately affected by greenhouse gas changes

Mediterranean rainfall immediately affected by greenhouse gas changes

Mediterranean-type climates face immediate drops in rainfall when greenhouse gases rise, but this could be interrupted quickly if emissions are cut.

phys.org - 19 hours ago

Did dinosaur blood run hot or cold? Their eggshells may hold a clue

Did dinosaur blood run hot or cold? Their eggshells may hold a clue

New research from Yale University suggests that blood that coursed through their giant frames would have been warm, rather than cold-blooded, as the creatures had traditionally been assumed to be.

CNN - 19 hours ago

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, but rocket misses landing

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, but rocket misses landing

Elon Musk's company did what it set out to do Monday, but its rocket went for an unplanned swim.

cnet.com - 19 hours ago

SpaceX will launch humans to space for the first time

SpaceX will launch humans to space for the first time

Well, it all comes down to this. NASA has given SpaceX the thumbs up to become the first company in its Commercial Crew program to send humans into space. The race between SpaceX and Boeing, which …

bgr.com - 21 hours ago

A Fast Radio Burster is seen to repeat every 16 days... deepening the mystery

A Fast Radio Burster is seen to repeat every 16 days... deepening the mystery

There is a stage, in the course of opening up a new field of astronomical discoveries, when you're just trying to collect information as much as you can. Every new object you detect in this newly found category is a treasure, perhaps THE ONE that will finally…

syfy.com - 21 hours ago

SpaceX loses Falcon 9 booster at sea after successful Starlink launch

SpaceX loses Falcon 9 booster at sea after successful Starlink launch

After successfully deploying a new batch of Starlink satellites, SpaceX missed the landing of its Falcon 9 booster on a drone ship at sea. It’s the first time a Falcon 9 missed the landing at sea since 2016.

The Verge - 21 hours ago

Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough for flexible 'skin'

Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough for flexible 'skin'

Engineers at the University of Queensland say technology could be used to power small devices, such as a phone, within two years

theguardian.com - 21 hours ago

New green technology generates electricity 'out of thin air'

New green technology generates electricity 'out of thin air'

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate…

phys.org - a day ago

What Would It Be Like to Take a Road Trip Across Pluto?

What Would It Be Like to Take a Road Trip Across Pluto?

You begin to wake up from stasis as your lander descends to Pluto’s surface. You strain to locate the Sun in the sky as you peek out the window; you finally spot it at the zenith as you wipe your eyes. Though brighter than anything else in the sky, the Sun is…

gizmodo.com - a day ago

Open University scientists testing 'Moon dust' for water

Open University scientists testing 'Moon dust' for water

Scientists at the Open University are studying minerals collected during the 1969 Moon landings.

bbc.com - a day ago

Extreme weather could bring next recession

Extreme weather could bring next recession

Physical climate risk from extreme weather events remains unaccounted for in financial markets. Without better knowledge of the risk, the average energy investor can only hope that the next extreme event won't trigger a sudden correction, according to new res…

phys.org - a day ago

Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 5: Mysterious volcanoes

Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 5: Mysterious volcanoes

We'll answer all your most burning questions.

livescience.com - a day ago

Exotic atomic nuclei reveal traces of new form of superfluidity

Exotic atomic nuclei reveal traces of new form of superfluidity

Recent observations of the internal structure of the rare isotope ruthenium-88 shed new light on the internal structure of atomic nuclei, a breakthrough that could also lead to further insights into how some chemical elements in nature and their isotopes are …

phys.org - a day ago

Climate Change Driving "Rapid and Widespread" Decline of Bumblebees

Climate Change Driving "Rapid and Widespread" Decline of Bumblebees

Bumblebees also face threats from habitat loss and exposure to pesticides. Rapid warming could be “the final straw."

truthout.org - a day ago

Hubble captures a beautiful spiral galaxy with loose, open arms

Hubble captures a beautiful spiral galaxy with loose, open arms

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 2008, located 425 million light-years away in the constellation of Pictor.

digitaltrends.com - a day ago

Find five planets in February sky

Find five planets in February sky

February is a great month to stargaze, except you aren’t going to be looking for stars but planets instead. Two planets are visible right after sunset, and three planets are visible before sunrise. If the clouds are limited, it is worth trying to find them al…

wsbtv.com - a day ago

U.S.-Ukraine Produced Rocket Lifts Off, Takes Supplies To International Space Station

U.S.-Ukraine Produced Rocket Lifts Off, Takes Supplies To International Space Station

A medium-class rocket jointly developed by U.S. and Ukrainian specialists successfully launched from a NASA flight facility in Virginia on February 15, carrying nearly four tons of supplies, hardware, and science payloads to the International Space Station (I…

rferl.org - a day ago

A Radio Signal Is Receiving From Space Every 16 days. What's Going On?

A Radio Signal Is Receiving From Space Every 16 days. What's Going On?

Researchers don't have the foggiest idea of what to think about quick radio blasts. Some think they originate from outsiders. Quick radio blasts are one of cosmology's tempting unsolved secrets. These broken beats of radio waves originate from far outside our…

thedigitalweekly.com - a day ago

Scott Morrison: Cosmos filmmakers accuse PM of ‘woeful dishonesty’ on climate change

Scott Morrison: Cosmos filmmakers accuse PM of ‘woeful dishonesty’ on climate change

The filmmaker wife of renowned global warming scientist Carl Sagan has accused Scott Morrison and Donald Trump of leading the spread of misinformation on climate change ahead of a new Foxtel series featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson.

perthnow.com.au - a day ago

New research suggests stars don't collapse — they explode!!!

New research suggests stars don't collapse — they explode!!!

By conducting experimental research with matter 10 million times denser and 25 times denser than that found at the centre of the sun, researchers have determined the nature of the nuclear ...

The Next Web - a day ago

Timing North Sea decommissioning: when will the boom begin?

Timing North Sea decommissioning: when will the boom begin?

A new generation of specialist decommissioning companies are staking their claim to a slice of the UK Continental Shelf decommissioning market, projected to be worth £15.3bn over the next decade, but uncertainty remains over when the volume of work will be…

offshore-technology.com - a day ago

The ice melt in Antarctica 129000 years ago caused a drastic increase in sea levels

The ice melt in Antarctica 129000 years ago caused a drastic increase in sea levels

Climate change is an issue that many are bringing to light and urging influential figures to make a change in the process, with activists like Greta Thunberg headlining the movement. Looking back at the cause of an extreme...

econotimes.com - a day ago

STEM students embark on quest to colonise Mars — EducationHQ

STEM students embark on quest to colonise Mars — EducationHQ

Year 8 students at Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College recently participated in an innovative new STEM program that focused on finding a solution to climate change – by moving to Mars.

educationhq.com - a day ago

Four Possible NASA Missions to Explore the Secrets of the Solar System

Four Possible NASA Missions to Explore the Secrets of the Solar System

Two NASA-JPL proposals are among the selections: Trident would explore Neptune's moon Triton, while Veritas aims to map Venus' surface to determine the planet's geologic history. NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studi…

scitechdaily.com - a day ago