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Bits of Halley's Comet wants flash across the night sky

The Orionid meteor shower is expected to peak the night of Oct. 22-23, but with a bright moon in the nightsky the show is likely to be heavily muted. meteors across the sky at peak 30 to 40 extremely fast (up to 148,000 mph). They likely want to be visible in the hour or two right before dawn at 6:55 …

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New research suggests that the global ice age has changed the face of the planet

Credit: NASA Curtin University researchers have discovered that a global ice age more than 600 million years ago dramatically changed the planet's face, leaving a barren, flooded landscape and clear oceans. The study published in Terra Nova investigated how distinct carbonate sedimentary rocks formed over millions of years after the snowball earth. The sedimentary rocks resemble the limestone of tropical …

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The Brit startup pulls the sheets from the Moon Spider Mech. • The Register

Summary In a week in which the space community said goodbye to death-defying cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, Skyrora shot-tested the mission, Elon Musk and Jim Bridenstine kissed and made it, and Great Britain said it was chic Mech Spider Nightmare Fuel to the Moon. Your worst nightmare? British Spiderbot * on the Moon The British startup SpaceBit showed its Walking Rover …

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New study of species suitable for life shows how investment in love and affection pays off

A new study, co-authored by UChicago scientists, explains how sexual collaboration and attachment between animals develop with long-lasting pair bonds such as zebra finches. New research from the University of Chicago and The University of North Carolina shows how bird species make long-term commitments to raise their young more efficiently. Males of species that, like many birds, develop long-lasting pair …

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Integration of Borophen and Graphene in 2D Heterostructures for Future Electronics

Scanning tunneling micrograph of a lateral boron-graphene heterostructure with atomic resolution and a superimposed boron-carbon interface bond scheme. Image width: 1.7 nm. Credit: Northwestern University Nanomaterials could be the foundation for many new technologies, including extremely tiny, flexible and transparent electronics. While many nanomaterials have promising electronic properties, scientists and engineers are still working to optimally connect these materials together …

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