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A silver bullet is being aimed at the drug-resistant superbugs on the ISS

A bacteria which is benign here on Earth can mutate into a drug-resistant superbug once it enters space. Now this problem is being tackled by a team of microbiologists who have found a way to inhibit the spread of bacteria in the ISS. The post A silver bullet is being aimed at the drug-resistant superbugs on the ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Earth, Bacteria, International Space Station, Microbiology, Silver, Antibiotics, Superbugs, Emerging Tech


The first day of spring is finally here — for about 90% of us. Here's why equinoxes mark the changing of seasons.

This year's spring or vernal equinox will happen on Wednesday, March 20. Earth's rotation does not cause the spring equinox. Rather, equinoxes occur because the planet has a tilted axis. Spring comes when the sun's warming rays line up perpendicular to Earth's axial tilt. During an equinox at Earth's equator, the sun appears almost directly overhead. The year's spring equinox, also called the March or vernal equinox, falls on Wednesday at precisely 5:58 p.m. ET, according to the National Weat...
Tags: Spacex, Africa, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Don, Goddard Space Flight Center


The first day of spring is finally here for about 90% of us. Here's how equinoxes drive the changing seasons.

This year's spring or vernal equinox will happen on Wednesday, March 20. Earth's rotation does not cause the spring equinox. Rather, equinoxes occur because the planet has a tilted axis. Spring comes when the sun's warming rays line up perpendicular to Earth's axial tilt. During an equinox at Earth's equator, the sun appears almost directly overhead. The year's spring equinox, also called the March or vernal equinox, falls on Tuesday at precisely 5:58 p.m. ET, according to NASA. This astronom...
Tags: Spacex, Africa, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Don, Goddard Space Flight Center


Geothermal plant 'triggered earthquake' in S. Korea

A rare earthquake in South Korea was triggered by the country's first experimental geothermal power plant, a team of government-commissioned experts said Wednesday. The southeastern port city of Pohang was rattled by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake in November 2017 -- the second-most powerful tremor ever in the normally seismically stable South. The plant works by injecting high-pressure water deep underground to tap heat from the Earth's crust, but the process had produced micro-sized seismic acti...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Earth, Korea, Pohang, Lee Kang kun


Scientists are trying to make the International Space Station’s bathroom a little less gross

The International Space Station is like no other place on Earth, and not just because it's not actually on Earth at all. The orbiting laboratory is inhabited by crews of scientists that live there for months before being changed out for fresh faces, and this poses a huge challenge when it comes to cleanliness.It's not that astronauts are any messier than the rest of us, but they're definitely still human, and being human means carrying a whole host of microorganisms with you on a dai...
Tags: Science, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Grohmann, AGXX, Elisabeth Grohmann


NASA’s InSight lander still has a big problem, and nobody is quite sure how to fix it

One of NASA's most exciting ongoing missions is that of the InSight lander that currently calls Mars home. The robotic lander has the potential to teach scientists a great deal about the Red Planet and its history, but first NASA has to figure out what to do with one of its important, but underperforming, instruments.The tool, which is described as a "self-hammering mole" is designed to dig several meters into the planet in order to take temperature readings and paint a more complete picture...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Dlr, Red Planet, Tilman Spohn


In Pursuit of Spring ~ Edward Thomas redux

For anyone in need of a bit of escapism, maybe a nice journey in search of spring (with apologies to the Southern Hemisphere), this year I'm giving you advance warning that tomorrow is March 21st, the day that Edward Thomas set off In Pursuit of Spring, travelling from the London suburbs, through Surrey, Hampshire and Wiltshire towards the Somerset coast. The Vernal Equinox  for the Northern Hemisphere (should all these things have capitals...I like to think so)  is actually today, March 20th...
Tags: Books, London, Earth, Michelin, Wiltshire, Edward, Somerset, Country Life, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Edward Thomas, Dovegreyreader, Toller, Vernal Equinox, Surrey Hampshire


Russo Brothers Confirm They’re Misleading Audiences Again With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailers

When it comes to Marvel movie trailers, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that we shouldn’t believe what we see. Spider-Man was hidden from an airport fight shot in the Captain America: Civil War trailer, the Thor: Ragnarok trailers faked out audiences by including a key shot of Thor with both of his eyes, and an Avengers: Infinity War trailer threw us off by including a shot of Hulk running with Team Wakanda that never even appeared in the film. Now directors Anthony and Joe Russo have confir...
Tags: Movies, America, Earth, Sequels, Thor, Marvel Studios, Russo brothers, Anthony, Joe Russo, Russos, LANG, Scott Lang, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Movie Marketing, Anthony And Joe Russo


Equinox Supermoon March 2019: 7 Things for Stargazers to Know

Things begin to bloom in March and it's happening with more beauty than before in 2019 with the equinox "supermoon" happening tomorrow evening for stargazers to enjoy.Source: Shutterstock They're calling it the equinox supermoon because the vernal equinox -- which marks the beginning of spring -- and a supermoon -- a phenomenon in which the moon appears bigger and brighter -- will happen on the same evening. Here are seven things to know ahead of the Wednesday astronomical event: * The ...
Tags: Science, Earth


Scientists explain why we're just now learning about a giant meteor that exploded over Earth last year

A giant meteor exploded over the Bering Sea in December, the biggest blast believed to have happened since an event in Russia in 2013, says NASA.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Usa Today, Bering Sea


NASA photos capture immense flooding of a vital U.S. Air Force base

In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States' long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base — now home to the U.S. Strategic Command which deters "catastrophic actions from adversaries and poses an immediate threat to any actor who questions U.S. resolve by demonstrating our capabilities" — isn't safe from historic and recor...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, United States, Cbs, Nebraska, Air Force, Digitalglobe, Fisher, National Weather Service NWS, U S Air Force, Offutt Air Force Base, Missouri River, Offutt Air Force, U S Strategic Command


Spacecraft makes 'unexpected' discoveries about asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has only been orbiting the asteroid Bennu for a few months but mission scientists have already learned new details about the near-Earth asteroid that is 70 million miles away, according to a NASA announcement.
Tags: Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Bennu


Meteor Blast Over Bering Sea Was 10 Times Size of Hiroshima (slashdot)

A meteor explosion over the Bering Sea late last year unleashed 10 times as much energy as the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, scientists have revealed. From a report: The fireball tore across the sky off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula on 18 December and released energy equivalent to 173 kilotons of TNT. It was the largest air blast since another meteor hurtled into the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, in Russia's south-west, six years ago, and the second largest in the past 30 years. Unlike the...
Tags: News, Russia, US, Nasa, Earth, BBC News, Cctv, Houston, TNT, Hiroshima, Chelyabinsk, Kamchatka Peninsula, Bering Sea, Lindley Johnson, Msmash, Kelly Fast Nasa


Elon Musk just revealed 5 major updates to SpaceX's Mars spaceship project. Here's what we learned.

Elon Musk has confirmed that SpaceX hopes to try "very short" launches or "hops" of a new spaceship prototype in Texas this week. Called the "Test Hopper," the vehicle is a prototype of a more advanced, 400-foot-tall launch system called Starship, which SpaceX is designing to send people to Mars. Musk also shared critical updates about Starship's heat shield, test-launch plan, construction timeline, and more. When updates about SpaceX's plans rain from Elon Musk, they tend to pour. Such was ...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Mount Everest, Musk, Hopper, Boca Chica, Starship, Mars Musk, Musk s Twitter


The powerful meteor that no one saw (except satellites)

A meteor is the luminous phenomenon that results when an asteroid or other celestial body enters the Earth's atmosphere. One of the first researchers to detect the event was Peter Brown, a meteor scientist at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario.
Tags: Science, Earth, Peter Brown, Department of Physics and Astronomy


A Huge Collection of Apollo 11 Press Kits

When Apollo 11 landed two men on the Moon and returned them safely to Earth, thousands of people at NASA were joined in the effort by dozens of companies that did everything from building the spacecraft to providing the cameras for the mission. Each of those companies was understandably proud of their involvement and wanted to use the mission to drum up interest in their products and services. Marketing strategist David Meerman Scott has been collecting the press kits produced by the Apollo cont...
Tags: Nasa, Earth, Collins, Hasselblad, Jason Kottke, Scott, Fisher, Armstrong, Stouffer, Aldrin, Grumman, David Meerman Scott, Armstrong Aldrin, Richard Jurek


'Rubble pile' asteroid holds clues to Earth's water story

An asteroid described as a "pile of rubble" is rich in hydrated minerals that could help solve the mystery of how Earth got its water, scientists said Tuesday. The Ryugu asteroid, around 300 million kilometres (185 million miles) from Earth, is estimated to be between 100 million and one billion years old. It appears to have broken off from a parent body, according to observations from a Japanese probe that landed on the space rock.
Tags: Science, Earth


Water-bearing minerals on asteroid Bennu

Astronomers have discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Using early spectral data from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft orbiting the asteroid, the team identified infrared properties similar to those in a type of meteorite called carbonaceous chondrites.
Tags: Nasa, Earth, Bennu


New Netflix April 2019 Movie and TV Titles Announced

New Netflix April 2019 movie and TV titles announced The Netflix April 2019 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below! All Netflix April 2019 titles and dates are subject to change. You can also view the titles disappearing from Netflix in April underneath. Which Netflix titles are you looking forward to and which are you sad to see leaving the service? Sound off in the comments below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone...
Tags: Asia, Texas, Movies, Mexico, France, La, Singapore, New York City, America, San Francisco, Earth, Rome, Netflix, Mtv, Tokyo, Kevin Hart


The Jim Henson Company’s Farscape Series Arrives on Amazon Prime

The Jim Henson Company’s Farscape series arrives on Amazon Prime Beginning today, The Jim Henson Company’s groundbreaking sci-fi series Farscape will be available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Nordics, and several other countries around the world on Amazon Prime Video. All four seasons, plus the Emmy-nominated mini-series finale — newly remastered in HD — will be available. Die-hard fans and sci-fi aficionados can binge, watch, and re-watch the entire award-winning cul...
Tags: Amazon, UK, TV, Movies, Australia, Earth, Canada, TV News, Brian Cox, Streaming, Amazon Prime Video, Farscape, Jim Henson, Jim Henson Company, Crichton, The Jim Henson Company


Experiment proves that humans can actually sense Earth’s magnetic field

Everyone knows that when you hold a compass in your hand the needle will point north thanks to Earth's magnetic field, but aside from simple navigation you probably don't spare much thought for our planet's magnetism. However, that doesn't mean that your body isn't still sensing the geomagnetic forces, and a new study suggests that humans, like many other animals, can indeed sense the magnetic field.The research, which was carried out by scientists at Caltech, reveals that hu...
Tags: Science, Earth, Caltech, ERD


Hayabusa2 probes asteroid Ryugu for secrets

The first data received from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft in orbit of asteroid Ryugu helps space scientists explore conditions in the early solar system. The space probe gathered vast amounts of images and other data which gives researchers clues about Ryugu's history, such as how it may have formed from a larger parent body. These details in turn allow researchers to better estimate quantities and types of materials essential for life that were present as Earth formed.
Tags: Earth, Ryugu


Japan asteroid probe in 'tantalizing' solar system discoveries

An unmanned Japanese spacecraft orbiting an asteroid has made surprising discoveries that scientists say will improve understanding about the origin's of the Earth's water and help search for life in other solar systems.
Tags: Japan, Earth, Cnn


Ryugu is a heap of space rubble that might unlock the mysteries of water on Earth

Early results from the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission are not just giving us insights into space rocks—they can tell us about our own planet’s history, too.
Tags: Earth, Innovation


Think of the closest planet to Earth... Wrong! Think again!

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, so our closest neighbor must be planet two or four, right?Wrong! Neither Venus nor Mars is the right answer. Three scientists ran the numbers. In this YouTube video, one of them explains why our nearest neighbor is... Mercury! Did Musk pick the wrong planet to die on? By 2024, Elon Musk wants to land humans on Mars – the billionaire entrepreneur has said that he himself wants to go to the Red Planet, and even wants to die there (just not on impact, he qui...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Youtube, Nasa, Earth, Physics, Innovation, Sun, Planets, Mars, Map, Saturn, Jupiter


Apparently even NASA is wrong about which planet is closest to Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, so our closest neighbor must be planet two or four, right?Wrong! Neither Venus nor Mars is the right answer. Three scientists ran the numbers. In this YouTube video, one of them explains why our nearest neighbor is... Mercury! Did Musk pick the wrong planet to die on? By 2024, Elon Musk wants to land humans on Mars – the billionaire entrepreneur has said that he himself wants to go to the Red Planet, and even wants to die there (just not on impact, he qui...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Youtube, Nasa, Earth, Physics, Innovation, Sun, Planets, Mars, Map, Saturn, Jupiter


Natalie Portman Gets Her Mind Blown in the Lucy in the Sky Trailer

Natalie Portman gets her mind blown in the Lucy in the Sky trailer The first trailer for director Noah Hawley’s Lucy in the Sky is here, which follows Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman (Vox Lux) as Lucy Cola, an astronaut who takes in the vast beauty of space, only to return to Earth feeling not quite right. You can check out the trailer in the post below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh...
Tags: Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Earth, Jon Hamm, Sky, Movie Trailers, Noah Hawley, Natalie Portman, Lucy, Portman, Lucy Cola, Lisa Nowak, Lucy in the Sky, Natalie Portman Vox Lux, William Oefelein Lucy, Ellen Burstyn House


Trilobites: What Spring Looks Like from Space

An image from the Meteosat-9 satellite shows Earth on the vernal equinox, the official start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Tags: News, Earth, Satellites, Sun, Spring (Season, Meteosat


10 Millennial Women Talk About Where They Donate Money & Why

Millennials are more often associated with the penny-pinching $1 Venmo charge than with charitable giving. But in many of the Money Diaries we publish, right under Utilities and Spotify on the OP's list of monthly expenses is a line for donations. From Planned Parenthood to Patreon to ASPCA, millennial women are giving — regardless of how much money they make — to the causes and charities they care about.Philanthropy isn't a word reserved just for multimillionaires. Whether you factor in donati...
Tags: Spotify, Fashion, Music, Washington, Oregon, Earth, Chicago, Thailand, Aclu, Portland, Peru, Npr, Bronx, South, Venmo, Ottawa


‘Lucy in the Sky’ Trailer: Natalie Portman Goes to Space and Back in Noah Hawley’s Directorial Debut

“You got to see the vast celestial everything and it blew your mind, so now nothing makes sense.” Lucy in the Sky questions what happens when astronauts experience something literally out-of-this world, and return to Earth and all its humdrum activities. The feature film from Legion and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley, making his directorial debut, looks as cerebral and trippy as that experience would be, anchored by a tremulous performance by Natalie Portman. See the Lucy in the Sky trailer below...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Earth, Jon Hamm, Movie Trailers, Fox Searchlight, Noah Hawley, Natalie-Portman, Dan Stevens, Lucy, Legion, Portman, Nowak, Hamm, Hawley