Keeper of the winds shines on

Applications 04/26/2022 336 views 20 likes Launched back in 2018, Aeolus has outlived its 36-month in-orbit design life – but going above and beyond, it continues to deliver excellent data. This shows that there’s life yet in the satellite, meaning ESA’s wind mission is now expected to continue shining a light on the wind for … Read more

Higher environmental benefits to be had where homeowners are less willing to pay

Restored streams help reduce nutrients from reaching downstream waters and the Chesapeake Bay. The grassy, ​​open banks of the restored stream above allow lots of sunlight to reach slow-moving headwaters, which helps to absorb and reduce nitrogen loads. Credit: Tom Doody Although stream restoration filters pollutants out of local waterways and improves the health of … Read more

Parents’ reactions while helping with math shape young children’s achievement

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As educators and industry mull strategies for attracting more young adults to math-oriented professions, a new study in the journal Child Development suggests that children’s early experiences doing math homework and activities with their parents shape their motivation and achievement. Cultivating a love of mathematics in young people—and inspiring the next … Read more

SpaceX capsule returns to Earth with first all-private space station crew – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavor spacecraft splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean Monday to end Axiom’s Ax-1 mission. Credit: SpaceX A SpaceX crew capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Georgia Monday with a retired NASA astronaut and three wealthy businessmen, closing out an extended 17-day mission on the first fully commercial, non-government … Read more

Could eating bug powder and fungus meat help fight climate change? Yes, but there are easier ways

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A new study from researchers in Finland, published Monday, found that diets that simply cut down on meat and dairy are nearly as climate-friendly as diets that rely on culture-grown meat and milk. Global agriculture and food systems, especially the production of meat and milk, accounted for 31% of greenhouse gas … Read more

There Should be More Evidence of Alien Technology Than Alien Biology Across the Milky Way

The Drake equation is one of the most famous equations in astronomy. It has been endlessly debated since it was first posited in 1961 by Frank Drake, but so far has served as an effective baseline for discussion about how much life might be spread throughout the galaxy. However, all equations can be improved, and … Read more

Crew-4 astronauts head to space station to conduct microgravity science

Preflight image of the CubeLab containing LambdaVision’s Protein-Based Artificial Retina manufacturing investigation, which tests manufacturing artificial retinas containing a light-activated protein. Credit: LambdaVision NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission, originally scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Saturday, April 23, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 27. This … Read more

Researchers use machine learning to speed up counting of microplastics

Weiwu Chen, a graduate research assistant in civil and mineral engineering, counts microplastics using a microscope in Associate Professor Elodie Passeport’s lab. Credit: Shuyao Tan Microplastics are all around us—in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. But before researchers can understand the real impact of these particles on … Read more

All-private Axiom Space astronauts return to Earth

Derek Richardson April 25th, 2022 SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavor with the all-private Axiom Space crew splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after a two-week trip to the International Space Station. Credit: SpaceX Four private Axiom Space astronauts returned to Earth in a SpaceX Dragon capsule after spending two weeks aboard the International Space Station performing science … Read more

Artemis 1 vehicle heads back to VAB while NASA discusses what to do next

NASA’s Artemis 1 flight vehicle is headed back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) after a month at Launch Pad 39B attempting to complete the final test before its first launch. The Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR), a countdown demonstration test with the integrated Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System … Read more