While the Red Planet was forming in the Solar System, it was also hit continuously by planetesimals. What are planetesimals? They are solid objects from space coming together with many others under gravitation to form a planet, in this case, becoming Mars; moons, which are called Phobos and Deimos.Scientists recreated the impact produced during the red planet ''s creation. They also simulated the planetesimals attack by combining materials and computer programs; therefore, helping them to assess roughly how old Mars actually is. The materials used for this experiment are similar to the red planet ''s nature as well as pieces of the space matter.
India is a habitat of the world''s largest population of diabetes patients. A large number of these patients are at risk of developing kidney failure as a consequence of the condition. Early detection of diabetes patients at risk of developing kidney disease would help them to take preventive measures against the disease onset.A team of scientists from the National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR NCL) in Pune, researchers from the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) in Chennai, and from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru aimed to evaluate urinary asymmetric to symmetric dimethylarginine ratio (ASR) for early prediction of diabetic nephropathy (DN).
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China has climbed to 2,118 as 114 more people died of the deadly infection overnight, while the overall confirmed cases increased to 74,576, Chinese officials said Thursday.The National Health Commission (NHC) of China today said the new confirmed cases declined to 394, registering the biggest drop since December when the first case was reported at Wuhan in the central Hubei Province.
Venus may be Earth s closest cousin, but for many planetary scientists, it can seem a distant dream. It s been nearly 30 years since a NASA spacecraft has visited the planet. But that could change, as missions to Venus are two of the four finalists for the agency s next two $500 million planetary missions, NASA announced today.
Here are seven largely untold scientists who have changed our world. Image: Daria Koshkina This post first appeared on Medium 12 Feb 2020 UN Women , Global Risks Report 2020 Read the report Most Popular Why you should focus on becoming more emotionally intelligent in 2020Dr Travis Bradberry LinkedIn 11 Feb 2020 Coronavirus facts and myths, future schools, tipping points to save usAdrian Monck 07 Feb 2020 These are the most innovative economies in the worldKatharina Buchholz Statista 10 Feb 2020 More on the agenda Explore context Gender Parity Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis The STEM fields have been plagued by gender biases excluding women and girls from learning sciences for years. From ancient Chinese medicine that saved millions of malaria impacted lives to the first mobile X ray units helping wounded soldiers, these are the stories of brilliant minds. For centuries, women have made significant contributions to the field of science. They ve discovered life saving remedies, devised world altering inventions, and produced far reaching research, but in many cases their invaluable advances are minimized or neglected.For too long, the STEM fields have been shaped by gender biases that exclude women and girls, past, present, and future. Unequal access to education, technologies, and leadership positions have steered countless bright female minds away from STEM careers and stalled their progress.
Launching a new chapter in the fast moving cancer immunotherapy field, scientists have blended two cutting edge approaches: CRISPR, which edits DNA, and T cell therapy, in which sentries of the immune system are exploited to destroy tumors. Two women and one man, all in their 60s one with sarcoma and two with the blood cancer multiple myeloma received CRISPR altered versions of their own cells last year, researchers report online in Science this week.
He said that ISRO was organising the Young Scientist Programme by primarily aiming at imparting basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of space activities. He informed that ISRO chalked out this programme to 'Catch them Young', and aimed at creating awareness amongst the youngsters who are the future building blocks of the nation. In the two week programme during summer holidays, there will be invited extensive lectures, experience sharing by the eminent scientists, facility and lab visits, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, practical and feedback sessions.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) Scientists have found the wreckage of a cargo steamship that became associated with the Bermuda Triangle when it disappeared in 1925 off the Atlantic Coast of Florida.The SS Cotopaxi was sailing from Charleston, South Carolina, to Havana when it disappeared along with its 32 person crew. But a team of underwater explorers and maritime archaeologists have identified the wreckage of the ship about 35 nautical miles off the coast of St. Augustine. Their findings will be featured in the premiere episode of a Science Channel series, "Shipwreck Secrets, " on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. EST.
However, wearable electronics currently face physical limitations because, traditionally speaking, silicon chips haven;t been designed to stretch like fabrics. The most limiting factor, though, is the battery, which can be challenging to make flexible #8212; until now.Writing in the journal Nature Communications, Stanford scientists have described a novel power source that can stretch and bend the way our bodies can.
However a new computer algorithm developed by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science can predict gestational diabetes in the early stages of pregnancy, or even before pregnancy occurs, allowing earlier nutritional and lifestyle changes. Our ultimate goal has been to help the health system take measures to prevent diabetes from occurring in pregnancy, said Professor Eran Segal, whose team led the study published in Nature Medicine this week.
While the scents are alluring, the design of the perfume bottles are what attracts one to a particular vintage perfume. When I started my research on vintage perfumes, it was all about the beauty of the bottles and the bravado of the brands.Now, there is much more to the vintage perfume market. A skilled group of sellers scientists are trying to blend old familiar perfume scents with new additions to create some collectible fragrances.
Nasa is losing water more quickly than scientists expected and it could affect its chances of hosting alien.A new study has found that water vapour is accumulating in large quantities and unexpected proportions at an altitude of over 80 km in the Martian atmosphere.
Methane, which can be a biomarker #8212;or indicator of life #8212;on Earth, has been detected by spacecraft orbiting Mars and by the Curiosity rover on the Martian surface. The question of its origin, though #8212;particularly whether it;s of biological or chemical origin #8212;has puzzled scientists for many years. Now a new paper by Debbie Maus from the Technical University Berlin and colleagues (including myself) provides a plausible mechanism for how methane can be produced biologically under certain environmental conditions found on Mars.The science team put together an experimental chamber in which microbes obtained water exclusively by deliquescence #8212;the process by which substances, mostly salts, absorb moisture directly from the atmosphere until they dissolve in the absorbed water and form a solution. This is critical because the Martian surface is nowadays devoid of liquid water.
The hunt for alien life elsewhere than Earth has been raging for centuries, but two scientists believe 2020 could be the year a major breakthrough is made. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ''s (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 has collected soil samples from the asteroid Ryugu, and the space craft is set to return these samples to Earth this year. Scientists will then analyse the soil samples, and experts believe it could be the best shot yet of finding microbial life.Ian Whittaker, lecturer in physics at Nottingham Trent University, and Gareth Dorian, post doctoral research fellow in Space Science at the University of Birmingham, said the Ryugu asteroid could hold the answers to age old questions.
The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future human missions, NASA scientists said Friday as they unveiled the vehicle.The rover has been constructed in a large, sterile room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, near Los Angeles, where its driving equipment was given its first successful test last week.
Common logic dictates space is so impossibly huge, the right conditions for alien life must exist somewhere out there. Scientists also continually underestimate life ''s ability on Earth to survive or even flourish in the most inhospitable places.But the discovery of alien life is not at odds with religion and faith could even thrive, a theologian has claimed.
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A new study claims not only that the chances are big that we might not be alone in the Cosmos. It claims that we are very far away from being alone even in the Galaxy And our Milky Way galaxy is one of the trillions of other galaxies (at least ) discovered by scientists with their powerful telescopes.The Fermi paradox claims something very simple that anybody had asked himself once in a lifetime: if aliens exist, why haven ''t we seen them yet?
At some 13.5 billion years old, the Milky Way has every right to be an old scrooge. But even this codger of a galaxy knows how to get glitzy for the holidays. With a new image of the Milky Way, published last week, scientists have revealed a "candy cane " at the center of our galaxy. But in place of sugar and peppermint extract, the ingredient list for this cosmic confection contains high energy particles linked to the formation of stars, according to a statement from the University of California, Los Angeles.