NASA SLS Booster Test - See Awesome Fireworks in Ultra Slow Motion | Video

Space.com - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 1:20pm
NASA used many cameras to monitor the performance of the Orbital ATK solid rocket booster, being developed for the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.
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We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time

Wired News - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 1:00pm
Why do you always make a graph in physics lab? It's not just for fun, there is a reason. Here is an example. The post We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time appeared first on WIRED.
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These Colossal Pillars Are a Beautiful Embodiment of Grief

Wired News - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 1:00pm
Artist Taryn Simon and architects OMA join up to create a hauntingly memorable installation at the Park Avenue Armory. The post These Colossal Pillars Are a Beautiful Embodiment of Grief appeared first on WIRED.
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Jawbone Fails To Pay Key Business Partners and Has Almost No Inventory In Stock: Sources

Slashdot - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 1:00pm
BarbaraHudson writes: The battle between Fitbit and Jawbone may be coming to an end. Business Insider is reporting that wearable fitness maker Jawbone is facing some serious financial problems as the company has almost no inventory in stock and is running out of options to generate revenue. If you click on any of the products for sale on their site, it will say that they're all sold out. Business Insider reports: "Jawbone's Facebook page is littered with complaints from customers saying they have been unable to get in touch with a customer service representative to help with defective products. The Jawbone Facebook account has been responding to these issues, blaming a backup of complaints for the delays. A Jawbone spokesperson said the complaints were because of Jawbone's customer service restructuring. Another person close to Jawbone told Business Insider that there is almost no inventory left and the company is running out of options to generate revenue. The speculation among some Jawbone employees now is that the company might sell to a private equity firm if it can't raise more money, the person close to the company said. Jawbone also declined to explain why its inventory has sold out. A spokesperson said, 'they have sold through what they have to sell.' The company said it was not because it couldn't pay vendors though. It would not provide any estimate on when products would be available for sale on its site again, but did say it planned to make more products." The report says that, according to an internal NexRep email, the company cut ties with the customer service agency NexRep earlier this month after Jawbone failed to make payments. "The email, written to NexRep employees by a NexRep executive, claims that Jawbone is 'struggling financially' and that it couldn't pay NexRep for its services," reports Business Insider. "It also says Jawbone is 'fighting hard' to raise more funding. 'Jawbone is not able to pay us for past services, and their ability to pay us in the future is uncertain at this point,' the NexRep email reads." This resulted in "many staffers being laid off."

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Apple, lettuce can remedy garlic breath

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:38pm
Garlic -- consumers either love or hate the taste, but one thing is for certain, no one likes it when the scent of it sticks around on their breath. Now, garlic lovers may have a new solution to their halitosis problem. A study has found that eating raw apple or lettuce may help reduce garlic breath.
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Caspian terns discovered nesting 1,000 miles farther to the north than ever recorded in Alaska

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:38pm
In the late summer of 2016, a field team monitored Caspian tern chicks through to fledging in Cape Krusenstern National Monument in Alaska. This discovery of Caspian terns breeding above the Arctic Circle in the Chukchi Sea is nearly 1,000 miles farther north than previously recorded – a strikingly large jump in the range of nesting for this (or any) species.
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Pediatric atopic dermatitis may benefit from early immune intervention

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:38pm
An association between pediatric eczema and large abnormalities in non-lesional skin and multi T lymphocyte axes activation has been uncovered by researchers.
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Precision medicine trial first of its kind to show benefit to patients

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:36pm
A clinical trial for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine – or tailoring treatment for individual people – can slow down the time it takes for a tumor to grow back, according to research.
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Underwater 'Cystoseira zosteroides' forests, the Mediterranean algae, threatened by human activity impact

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:36pm
The effects of an intense storm every twenty-five years could make the marine alga populations of Cystoseira zosteroides disappear – an endemic species of the Mediterranean with great ecological value for the biodiversity of marine benthos – according to a new article.
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Unique molecular atlas of pancreas produced

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:36pm
The first molecular map of the genes that are active in the various cells of the human pancreas has now been produced by researchers. They have also revealed differences in genetic activity between people with type 2 diabetes and healthy controls.
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New hope in fight against aggressive, often hard to treat brain tumor

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:35pm
A potential way of stopping one of the most aggressive types of brain tumor from spreading has now been identified by researchers, which could lead the way to better patient survival. Glioblastoma is one of the most common types of malignant brain tumors in adults. They are fast growing and can spread easily. The tumor has threadlike tendrils that extend into other parts of the brain making it difficult to remove it all.
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Ouch! Avoiding failure leads to missed opportunities for children with ADHD

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:35pm
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are potentially more exposed to reproaches than typically developing children, explain researchers. A behavioral experiment on reward and punishment highlights the cumulative effect of punishment in children with ADHD.
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Multifaceted genetic impact of training

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:35pm
Endurance training changes the activity of thousands of genes and give rise to a multitude of altered DNA-copies, RNA, researchers report. The study also nuances the concept of muscle memory.
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Lipid receptor fosters infection of the uterus in bitches

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:35pm
In the female dog, cells of the uterus can accumulate lipid droplets to form so-called foamy epithelial cells during late metoestrus. These cells produce a hormone that is involved in the implantation of the embryo in the uterus. A team of researchers has now shown for the first time that the factor assisting the cells in lipid accumulation also facilitates the binding of bacteria to the epithelial cells, resulting in serious infections of the uterus in female dogs.
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Al­tern­at­ive ox­i­dase from a mar­ine an­imal works in mam­mals, com­bats bac­terial sepsis

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:35pm
Mitochondrial alternative oxidase from a sea-squirt works as a safety valve for stressed mitochondria. This property enables it to stop the runaway inflammatory process that leads to multiple organ failure and eventual death in bacterial sepsis.
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Long-term monitoring of sapovirus infection in wild carnivores in the Serengeti

Science Daily - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:35pm
Sapoviruses are an emerging group of viruses of the group of caliciviruses and well known agents of gastric enteritis, but very little is currently known about their role in wildlife ecology or the genetic strains that infect wildlife. Research findings by a group of scientists describe for the first time, sapovirus infection in African wild carnivores in the Serengeti ecosystem, including the spotted hyena, the African lion and the bat-eared fox. The results from two decades of monitoring revealed several sapovirus outbreaks of infection in spotted hyenas and, counter-intuitively, that the risk of infection declined as group sizes increased.
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Lawmakers Propose Memorial for Apollo 1 Astronauts at Arlington Cemetery

Space.com - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 11:41am
Three NASA astronauts who died in a fire on the launch pad may be honored with a new monument at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The Apollo 1 Memorial Act seeks to recognize 50 years since the deaths of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee.
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Sigourney Weaver Thinks 2016 Has Been Terrifying, Too

Wired News - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 11:00am
When the current political climate scares Ripley, you know it's bad. The post Sigourney Weaver Thinks 2016 Has Been Terrifying, Too appeared first on WIRED.
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Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: AI

Wired News - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 11:00am
Thanks to machine learning, the X lab's Internet balloons can more skillfully navigate the stratosphere. The post Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: AI appeared first on WIRED.
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