Saturday , December 5 2020

Science and Nature

A Nearer Knowing at MARSIS, the Radar that Found Lakes on Mars

A Nearer Knowing at MARSIS, the Radar that Found Lakes on Mars

Just this week, scientists at the ESA announced the discovery of several ponds of liquid water buried underneath ice on Mars. The discovery was made possible thanks to a special instrument called the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS). Scientists believe that ancient Mars had free-flowing water on its surface. (Each number represents…

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SpaceX Is Offering Satellite Web Carrier to Cities Hit by Wildfires

SpaceX Is Offering Satellite Web Carrier to Cities Hit by Wildfires

(Credit: Washington Emergency Management) Residents in Washington state recovering from the wildfires are remaining online, thanks to SpaceX’s satellite broadband network. The company’s Starlink system has been supplying the emergency internet to residents in Malden, a town of about 200 people, where an estimated 80 percent of the homes have been destroyed by the wildfires.On Monday,…

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Scientists fabricate smartphone app to analyse coronavirus genome

Scientists fabricate smartphone app to analyse coronavirus genome

Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that can analyse the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that causes COVID-19, within minutes. Described in the journal Communications Biology, the 'Genopo' app makes genetic material more accessible to remote or under-resourced regions, as well as the hospital bedside. "Not everyone has access to the high-power computing resources…

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