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NASA’s Roman Space Telescope has some huge questions to answer

NASA’s Roman Space Telescope has some huge questions to answer

In the next few years, NASA will launch the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, opening the door to new observations and a better understanding of the universe. The upcoming Roman Space Telescope will eclipse Hubble when it comes to the field of view, offering around 100 times larger panoramas while still utilizing around the same degree of image resolution and sharpness.

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A new theory suggests Mars is too small to retain water

A new theory suggests Mars is too small to retain water

Scientists have discovered evidence of water on Mars in the distant past, despite that the Red Planet has no liquid water on its surface today. Part of the research that scientists are conducting regarding Mars is what happened to the water they believe it had in the distant past. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has suggested a new theory of what may have contributed to the loss of water on the planet.

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Researchers create a way to cook using lasers

Researchers create a way to cook using lasers

Researchers from Columbia University have created a system that can cook food using lasers and leverages 3D printing technology to assemble foods. Researchers on the Digital Food team from the Creative Machines Lab have been working to build an autonomous digital personal chef. The team says that printers can produce ingredients at a millimeter precision, but there was no heating method with the same degree of resolution.

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NASA chooses Artemis Rover landing spot on the moon

NASA chooses Artemis Rover landing spot on the moon

NASA plans to launch a new rover to explore the surface of the moon in 2023. The rover is called the Volatile Investigating Polar Exploration Rover or VIPER. NASA has now announced the chosen landing spot for the VIPER rover, and it will be near the western edge of the Nobile Crater on the south pole of the moon.

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Augmented reality app helps people reduce their fear of spiders

Augmented reality app helps people reduce their fear of spiders

University of Basel researchers have a new augmented reality app that runs on smartphones to help people with arachnophobia. The app has proven beneficial to people with a fear of spiders in a clinical study. After a few training sessions at home, researchers found that test subjects utilizing the app reported a reduced fear of real spiders.

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NASA is building an EV like no other

NASA is building an EV like no other

In August 2022, NASA will launch a spacecraft called Psyche that'll differ from most of its peers in one big way: it'll use electric propulsion to move through space. The space agency plans to send the electric spacecraft to the asteroid belt located between Jupiter and Mars, its ultimate destination being the asteroid Psyche.

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Lab-grown coffee utilizes bioreactors to increase sustainability

Lab-grown coffee utilizes bioreactors to increase sustainability

Coffee, one of the most popular beverages in the world, comes with a dark side: exploitation of human workers, in some cases, as well as environmental problems like river pollution. Researchers with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have published a new study detailing a more sustainable way to produce enough coffee to satisfy the demand for the beans -- and it involves bioreactors.

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Researchers combine viruses with antibiotics to fight severe illness

Researchers combine viruses with antibiotics to fight severe illness

Several strains of bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, making them very difficult to treat. One bacteria that's highly damaging to human lungs and is often resistant to antibiotics is Mycobacterium abscessus. Researchers have found a new potential treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria using bacteriophages.

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Jupiter may have solved a mystery concerning Uranus and Neptune

Jupiter may have solved a mystery concerning Uranus and Neptune

Scientists who have been studying Neptune and Uranus believe they may have found a solution to a mystery surrounding the atmospheres of the planets. A new study from a scientist named Tristan Guillot suggests that mushballs could be responsible for carrying ammonia deep into the atmospheres of Neptune and Uranus. Mushballs are large hailstones made of a slushy mixture of ammonia and water.

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Ingenuity helicopter snaps a 3D image of a Martian rock feature

Ingenuity helicopter snaps a 3D image of a Martian rock feature

The Mars Ingenuity helicopter has been performing very well, and its mission has gone much longer than originally anticipated. Currently, Ingenuity is being used to help find places for the rover team to explore in more detail. On the most recent Ingenuity helicopter flight, the team captured a 3D view of a rock-covered mound.

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Inspiration4 crew returned safely to Earth

Inspiration4 crew returned safely to Earth

SpaceX launched a mission with a fully civilian crew a few days ago called Inspiration4. It was a milestone trip into orbit as the first mission to feature an entirely civilian crew. Crew members launched into orbit last Wednesday and orbited the Earth at an altitude of 363 miles above the surface.

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Road workers discover Roman coins and more while building a new bypass

Road workers discover Roman coins and more while building a new bypass

One of the more interesting things about any new construction in some parts of Europe is that often when they dig into the ground for construction, they uncover something ancient. For example, while road crews were working on the future A120 Little Hadham bypass site in Hertfordshire, they made a very interesting discovery. While digging, the crews discovered the foundations of Iron Age houses and some Roman coins.

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