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St. Louis Meteor lights the night sky

Gif : EarthCam / David Vergel ( Twitter ) ] Want: Cameras in St. Louis, Missouri, captured what appeared to be a meteor that fell from the sky on Monday night, KSDL and KMOV reported. Both stations reported that local residents saw a flash of light and loud noise around 20:55 local time (09:55 ET). Twitter user David Vergel posted …

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Scientists find nature's safety plan for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients

Princeton University researchers have found that nature has developed a backup method for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients that are crucial for plant growth and soil fertility. The researchers report that the process known as nitrogen fixation can be performed by metadvanadine in ecosystems – especially in the Northern Hemisphere – where the primary catalyst molybdenum is scarce. The study …

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Do e-bikes really give you a workout? This is what BYU researchers say

PROVO – For many adults, the phrase "as easy as cycling" may sound like an error number. Because let's face it – exercise is not fun for everyone. But researchers from Brigham Young University found in a new study that electric mountain bikes provide nearly as strenuous training as traditional bikes, while not making the rider feel as if they …

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Is the asteroid the small planet? Some astronomers believe that.

An asteroid orbiting the sun has surprised astronomers by proving to be about spherical in shape – possibly qualifying it to be the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system, according to a study by a team of astronomers. The asteroid, called Hygeia, is the fourth largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, after the dwarf planet …

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NASA eyes stingray-like spacecraft to explore the "dark side" of Hell Venus

The Breeze project draws inspiration from stingrays. CRASH Lab, University at Buffalo NASA describes Venus as "a weak world of intense heat and volcanic activity." It has a toxic atmosphere and temperatures that can melt lead, properties that make it a difficult place to explore. This is why NASA is fascinated by a new spacecraft design proposed by a team …

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Researchers find human footprint in a mammoth track with 3D radar

A team led by researchers from Cornell University used ground-penetrating radar to reveal 12,000-year-old tracks and footprints. Cornell University When you visit the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, you will see endless waves of light plaster. It's beautiful, but a team of researchers led by researchers at Cornell University were more interested in what was hiding under the …

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Mercury passes over the sun: See image

Mercury had a rare celestial event on Monday, when stargazers saw the planet – in the form of a small black dot – pass between the sun and the earth. The event, known as Mercury Transit, began at approximately 7:35 am and lasted for more than five hours. The smallest planet of the solar system is also closest to the …

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