science

San Francisco: Google’s parent company Alphabet and scientists in the US have teamed up to release 20 million machine-raised mosquitoes to shrink the numbers of the disease-carrying ones. According to the plans, millions of sterile male mosquitoes will be released in Fresno county in California, which will then mate with wild female mosquitoes. The eggs the …

Washington DC: NASA has invited citizen scientist to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones during the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21 and pass through the US. NASA’s Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Programme Observer …

London: The center of our Milky Way contains a ‘trap’ that concentrates some of the highest-energy cosmic rays which are among the fastest particles in the galaxy, according to an analysis. The study combined high-energy observations from High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS), a ground-based observatory in Namibia, with lower-energy data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope …

Los Angeles: Six years since the Juno spacecraft started its journey, it has completed a close flyby directly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, NASA has confirmed. This was humanity’s first up-close and personal view of the gigantic feature, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed. “My latest #Jupiter science flyby is complete! All science …

Washington: SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite using a Falcon 9 rocket, its third flight in just 12 days. The rocket blasted off on Wednesday evening at 0738 hours from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, delivering the satellite called the Intelsat 35e to a geostationary transfer orbit. The satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after …

London: Long before modern humans moved out of Africa and spread out in the rest of the world, a mysterious human group migrated from the continent and interbred with Neanderthals in Europe. An analysis of a Neanderthal femur’s mitochondrial DNA has provided evidence that a lineage closely related to modern humans migrated out of Africa and …

Washington: NASA has stated that its Juno spacecraft will pass directly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the gas giant’s iconic, 16,000-kilometres wide storm, on July 10. This will be humanity’s first up-close and personal view of the gigantic feature, a storm monitored since 1830 and possibly existing for more than 350 years. “Jupiter’s mysterious Great Red …

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