NASA has launched several studies that will look at the impact of the pandemic on the planet’s climate. Check out the before and after NO2 tropospheric column models in the graphics below. Wow!
Researchers still know very little about how Coronavirus infects the lungs. After all, it’s hard to study the impact of a disease on a person while you’re scrambling to save their life. To work around this, scientists at Cambridge used donated tissue to grow “mini-lungs” in three dimensions to track the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on…
It’s official folks. It takes 247 zeptoseconds, or a trillionth of a billionth of a second, for a particle of light to cross a single molecule of hydrogen marking the shortest interval of time ever recorded. Yep, that’s a 1 written behind 20 zeroes and a decimal point. Blink, blink. It’s gone. The measurement was…
A person’s heart and breathing rates increase and heart rate variability decrease as a viral infection ramps up. All of these are measurable using a modern-day smartwatch. Researchers at Purdue University are starting a study to see if continuously collected biometric smartwatch data could be used to detect early signs of viral infections, including COVID-19.
More than one billion people turn to Google Maps for essential information about how to get from place to place. This week, Google is introducing a new COVID layer in Google Maps, a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go…
A new study published in Nature suggests building powerful telescopes in Hawaii and Northern Chile might not be such a great idea.
Researchers at King’s College in London say symptoms developed within the first week of a COVID-19 infection can determine the severity of the infection and the likelihood a patient will require hospitalization.
Wow. Check out the picture NASA just released. This photo shows images of a rocky cliff face that was formed by a flowing river more than 3.7 billion years ago. Stunning!
At nearly 17 miles long, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest machine every built by human hands. This week CERN says they are planning to build an even larger super collider – about 4-times bigger than the existing collider.
LIGO researchers released a detailed analysis yesterday regarding the event known as GW198814. The epic cosmic collision was believed to be a collision between a black hole and a neutron star. Now they admit, they don’t know what the heck happened.