Pazartesi, Ekim 26, 2020
Artificial intelligence helps classify new craters on Mars
Home News Tech A high-resolution view of a recent cluster of craters on Mars that an artificial intelligence tool identified; this view comes from MRO's HiRise instrument. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona) An innovative artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by NASA has helped identify a cluster of craters on Mars that formed within the last…
NASA asteroid probe is overflowing with space-rock samples
Home News Science & Astronomy NASA's first-ever asteroid-sampling operation apparently went a little too well.The agency's OSIRIS-REx probe snagged so much dirt and rock from the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu on Tuesday (Oct. 20) that the spacecraft's sampling mechanism didn't close properly, allowing some of the collected material to escape into space, mission…
See the ‘Demon Star’ Algol wink in the night sky this week
Home News Skywatching The variable "Demon Star" Algol is located in the Perseus constellation. (Image credit: SkySafari/Simulation Curriculum)A lovely constellation that straddles the Milky Way is Perseus, the hero, which is visible in the northern skies from July to March. Its stars arc from Capella, in the constellation Auriga, to the "W" of Cassiopeia. But…
Ghostly ‘UFO cloud’ hovering over mountains wows judges in weather photo contest
Home News Science & Astronomy An eerie lenticular cloud forms over El Chalten mountain in Argentina (Image: © Francisco Javier Negroni Rodriguez) A ghostly white saucer hovers over the peaks of El Chaltén in southern Argentina. As wind thrashes the nearby clouds, the saucer remains fixed above the craggy summit, anchored in the sky like…
The FDA just approved the first coronavirus drug – but this new medicine might be even better
Researchers tested a cancer drug called plitidepsin as a coronavirus therapy and discovered it can block the virus’s ability to replicate. The use of plitidepsin reduced viral loads after just seven days and improved blood test markers for inflammation. Nearly 40% of a limited group of patients who received various doses of plitidepsin were discharged…
Fauci reacts to the scary video that shows how coronavirus spreads without anyone knowing it
The novel coronavirus can spread via droplets, aerosols, and fomites. Face masks can help reduce transmission in all of those instances. A popular YouTube channel created a simple experiment that proves how many particles a person ejects when talking, and Dr. Anthony Fauci has now reacted to the findings. Droplets and aerosol transmission are what…
Everything coming and going on Netflix for the week of October 25th
Netflix is adding 13 new shows, movies, and specials on the week of October 25th. New originals coming to Netflix this week include Blood of Zeus, Holidate, Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight, and the third season of Suburra. Netflix is losing Ace Ventura, The NeverEnding Story, and The Silence of the Lambs. Over the past…
You won’t believe the results of the first iPhone 12 drop test
The first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro drop test shows that Apple’s drop performance claims are real. The new iPhones appear to prevent accidental glass damage much better than earlier models. Ceramic Shield glass withstands drops from up to 10 feet without damage. A case and screen protector are still advised, as dents and…
This groundbreaking new coronavirus cure is unlike any other drug we’ve seen so far
A new antiviral drug that might become the first oral medicine for the novel coronavirus is currently being tested, as Atea Pharmaceuticals has announced a deal with Swiss giant Roche for development and distribution. The drug is called AT-527 and it’s currently in Phase 2 testing, with the final stage of clinical trials set for…
Your Sonos Speakers Can Get Notifications From Your GE Appliances
SonosSonos speakers may have started life as premium whole-home audio solutions, but they’re getting smarter all the time. Take the latest update; if you have the right GE appliances, they can now communicate with your Sonos speakers. That’ll let you know when a dishwasher cycle is complete or your oven’s preheated. For now, GE’s new…