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New robotic arm that could service satellites or pick apples developed...

BEER-SHEVA, Israel...March 22, 2018 - An innovative new type of robotic arm that could be useful in outer space or in the orchards has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. BGU's minimally actuated serial robot (MASR) operates much like a traditional snake robot with many connected motors, except that it only uses two: one to travel along the structure and another…

NASA finds major Tropical Cyclone Marcus getting stronger

Now a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to strengthen as it moves south and keeps off-shore from Western Australia. NASA's Terra satellite looked at Marcus in infrared light and saw a well-organized hurricane with a wide eye. By analyzing a storm in Infrared light, scientists can tell cloud top temperatures that give clues about the location of…

Radar images show large swath of Texas oil patch is heaving...

IMAGE: A new study by an SMU geophysical team found alarming rates of ground movement at various locations across a 4000-square-mile area of four Texas counties. (Zhong Lu and Jin-Woo Kim,... view more  Credit: (Zhong Lu and Jin-Woo Kim, SMU) Two giant sinkholes near Wink, Texas, may just be the tip of the iceberg, according to a new study that found alarming rates of new ground…

New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events

New data show that extreme weather events have become more frequent over the past 36 years, with a significant uptick in floods and other hydrological events compared even with five years ago, according to a new publication, "Extreme weather events in Europe: Preparing for climate change adaptation: an update on EASAC's 2013 study" by the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC), a body made up…

Two NASA Astronauts Among Crew Heading to International Space Station

Three crew members, including NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday (11:44 p.m. Baikonur time).

NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Eliakim’s clouds warming

IMAGE: On March 20 at EDT (0945 UTC) NASA's Aqua satellite observed Tropical Cyclone Eliakim in infrared light. The MODIS instrument showed coldest cloud top temperatures and strongest storms (yellow) as... view more  Credit: Credits: NASA/NRL NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Cyclone Eliakim in infrared light and found warmer cloud top temperatures as wind shear continued to pummel the storm. Wind shear has elongated Eliakim and…

NASA infrared imagery shows a powerful Tropical Cyclone Marcus

IMAGE: On March 20 at 2:35 a.m. EDT (0635 UTC) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite found top temperatures of strongest thunderstorms (yellow) in Tropical Cyclone Marcus Temperatures were as... view more  Credit: Credits: NRL/NASA Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to strengthen as it moves further away from Western Australia. NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the system in infrared light to find the strongest part of the…

A star disturbed the comets of the solar system in...

About 70,000 years ago, when the human species was already on Earth, a small reddish star approached our solar system and gravitationally disturbed comets and asteroids. Astronomers from the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Cambridge have verified that the movement of some of these objects is still marked by that stellar encounter. At a time when modern humans were beginning to leave…

Beyond the WIMP: Unique crystals could expand the search for dark...

IMAGE: A computerized simulation of the large-scale distribution of dark matter in the universe. An overlay graph (in white) shows how a crystal sample intensely scintillates, or glows, when exposed to... view more  Credit: Millennium Simulation, Berkeley Lab A new particle detector design proposed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could greatly broaden the search for dark matter -- which…

TRAPPIST-1 planets provide clues to the nature of habitable worlds

IMAGE: This is a slice through a model composition of TRAPPIST-1 'f' which contains over 50 percent water by mass. The pressure of the water alone is enough to cause it... view more  Credit: ASU TRAPPIST-1 is an ultra-cool red dwarf star that is slightly larger, but much more massive, than the planet Jupiter, located about 40 light-years from the Sun in the constellation Aquarius. Among…
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