California design firm Ideo has revealed three visions for the future of cars, including a moving meeting that can can turn any parking lot into an office. —> Read More Here
The European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite no longer exists, but its data is helping map the world’s oceans Continue reading â†’ —> Read More Here
Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station (ISS).
The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county’s major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.
While on its long road to restart, yet another milestone was reached at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) over the weekend. —> Read More Here
The Victor M. Blanco telescope at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO) in the Chilean Andes. Credit: Berkeley Lab
Since the early 20th century, scientists and physicists have been burdened with explaining how and why the Universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate. For decades, the most widely accepted explanation is that the cosmos is permeated by a mysterious force known as “dark energy”. In addition to being responsible for cosmic acceleration, this energy is also thought to comprise 68.3% of the universe’s non-visible mass.
Much like dark matter, the existence of this invisible force is based on observable phenomena and because it happens to fit with our current models of cosmology, and not direct evidence. Instead, scientists must rely on indirect observations, watching how fast cosmic objects (specifically Type Ia supernovae) recede from us as the universe expands.
This process would be extremely tedious for scientists – like those who work for the Dark Energy Survey (DES) – were it not for the new algorithms developed collaboratively by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley.
“Our algorithm can classify a detection of a supernova candidate in about .01 seconds, whereas an experienced human scanner can take several seconds,” said Danny —> Read More Here
LONDON, Nov. 25 (UPI) — By combining the forces of three USB microscopes purchased online, Adam Lynch was able to replicate the effects of an inverted microscope on the cheap. —> Read More Here
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have photographed a distant barred spiral galaxy called NGC 986. NGC 986 (also known as Dunlop 519) was discovered in 1828 by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop. It is a bright, 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBab) located in the southern constellation of Fornax, 56 million light-years away. Its golden [...] —> Read More Here
By Anika Rice
“The unique power of art is that it can transcend differences, connect with people on a visceral level, and compel action,” says creative conservationist and 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Asher Jay.
Through her cause-driven artistic projects and campaigns, Jay sheds light on the world’s threatened wildlife and the causes behind the madness that puts them at risk. For this reason, she designed the Hear Me Roar t-shirt, a stylish garment with a higher purpose that spreads awareness about declining lion populations.
A portion of the proceeds from the t-shirt will go to National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative which works to create awareness and implement change so big cats don’t disappear in the wild forever.
Jay creates the artwork featured on the t-shirt while explaining her passion for wildlife in the video “The Wild Creative,” above. The t-shirt has arrived just in time for Big Cat Week (starting on Nat Geo Wild November 28 in the United States) as well as the holiday season.
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More than half of emerging human infectious diseases—including SARS and Ebola—originate in animals —> Read More Here