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NASA shows off patriotic new spacesuits for moon and Mars astronauts - CNET
If you like the colors red, white and blue, you'll love NASA's new moonwalking look.
https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-shows-off...


Dream Chaser on a path to maiden flight as primary structure arrives at SNC - NASASpaceflight.com
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft is about to enter final assembly, integration and testing…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/10/...


It Looks Like it's Working! NASA InSight's Mole is Making Progress Again Thanks to the Arm Scoop Hack - Universe Today
It looks like the Mole might be back in business. After being stuck for months, the HP3 might be working its way deeper into the Mars again.
https://www.universetoday.com/143724/it-...


NASA engineer says Viking missions discovered life on Mars in the 1970s - The Next Web
Gilbert Levin, a NASA engineer who worked on the Viking missions, says he's “convinced we found evidence of life of Mars in the 1970s.” In a Scientific American article published ...
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/TX/...


MIT engineers tested Leonardo da Vinci's bridge design. Here's how it held up - CNN
In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci sketched out a design for what would have been the world's longest bridge at the time -- 280 meters (918.6 feet). Although the bridge itself was never built, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have tested the des…
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/leonar...


New understanding of the evolution of cosmic electromagnetic fields - Phys.org
Next year is the 200 year anniversary of the discovery of electromagnetism by the Danish physicist H.C. Ørsted. Even 200 years after its discovery, the existence of electromagnetism still brings up new puzzles pertaining to their origin.
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-evolution-...


Fat Metabolism Can Now Be Monitored Down to the Individual Liver Cell - SciTechDaily
Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body: Researchers at the University of Bonn show that highly sensitive method can 'track' lipid metabolism. Without fat, nothing works in the body: These substances serve as energy suppliers and important building bl…
https://scitechdaily.com/fat-metabolism-...


SpaceX submits paperwork for 30000 more Starlink satellites - SpaceNews
The FCC, on SpaceX’s behalf, submitted 20 filings to the ITU for 1,500 satellites apiece in various low Earth orbits, an ITU official confirmed Oct. 15 to SpaceNews.
https://spacenews.com/spacex-submits-pap...


A Real Galactic Portal – This Is an Actual Hubble Picture, Not CGI - SciTechDaily
The galaxy NGC 4380 looks like a special effect straight out of a science fiction or fantasy film in this Hubble Picture of the Week, swirling like a gaping portal to another dimension. In the grand scheme of things, though, the galaxy is actually quite ordin…
https://scitechdaily.com/a-real-galactic...


The Earth as ART: Infrared satellite photos show salt flats, rivers and glaciers in dazzling colours - Daily Mail
The project, Earth As Art, began in early 2000s after scientists found the visual data they were collecting from satellites of earth had more than just scientific value and decided to make the images public.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


Chemists create self-assembling material with suite of new properties - Phys.org
Chemists from have created a new material that self-assembles into 2-D networks in a predictable and reproducible manner. The material has a suite of new properties, which means it may have numerous applications—although it will take time and significant expl…
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-chemists-s...


Thousands of grant peer reviewers share concerns in global survey - Nature.com
Peer review process helps funders make decisions, but researchers say it is time-consuming and lacks transparency.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-0...


Venus was made of lava and was not 'Earth-like' after all, stunning study says - Fox News
Last month, new hope arrived in the form of a study that Venus may have been habitable and was home to "liquid water" for 2 to 3 billion years. Now, that hope has seemingly been dashed, with the water replaced by lava, according to a new study.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/venus-ma...


New research suggests global ice age changed the face of the planet - Phys.org
Curtin University researchers have discovered that a global ice age more than 600 million years ago dramatically altered the face of the planet, leaving a barren, flooded landscape and clear oceans.
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-global-ice...


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