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Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Mosquitoes have been sucking blood of other creatures for nearly 50 million years, a research by scientists at the National Museum of Natural History revealed.

The researchers discovered components of red blood cells (RBCs) in a fossilized mosquito that existed nearly 46 million years ago.

The fossilized mosquito was discovered from inside an oil shale (a sedimentary rock) extracted from a prehistoric lakebed in north-western Montana.

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NASA Bans Chinese Students to Attend Kepler Conference

NASA Bans Chinese Students to Attend Kepler Conference

It seems completely wrong against the federal law made by the NASA that prohibits Chinese scientists to attend a NASA astronomy conference. An issue has been raised by the Chinese officials and law's author regarding the ban by the NASA.

Ji Wang, post-doctoral student of the Yale University, was banned according to the law. He was banned to present the data from the invalid Kepler spacecraft at the event.

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Novel Impact Crater Discovered by Researchers

Novel Impact Crater Discovered by Researchers

As per a new research by the scientists at the Northern Arizona University, a new type of impact crater has been found on Mars. The existence of this impact crater on the mars can be clearly explained by the information obtained from the underground nuclear tests and explosive volcanoes.

Nadine Barlow, a professor of Physics and astronomy at Northern Arizona University, explains the size of the crater by comparing it with that of the ejecta. He said that the crater is covered with a thin outer covering, which extends many times beyond the expected range of ejecta.

Opportunity for Aspirants to Become Astronauts

Opportunity for Aspirants to Become Astronauts

While these positions are desirable by uncounted people, only a few are actually able to grab the positions of NASA astronauts.

A recent report has unveiled that people aiming to contribute to their nation by becoming astronauts could now snatch an opportunity again. For the same, neither do they need to pass a physical examination, nor do they require having particular skills. Rather, they are wanted to show up with one of its kind ways to show that they have the ability to withstand the tough competition.

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Turkeys are Running Wild after Nearly Wiped out of Existence Once

Turkeys are Running Wild after Nearly Wiped out of Existence Once

Wild turkeys are eating crops, ruining gardens, crashing into cars and motorcycles and even destroying through suburban windows. Previously almost wiped out of existence here, turkeys are running wild.

Missing in Maine 26 years ago, the population of turkey has increased to an estimated 60,000 birds. The growth in Maine mirrors across North America, with the number increasing from about 1 million to 7 million birds in the past 30 years.

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Scientists Propose Novel Theory to Explain Signs of Life in Asteroids

Scientists Propose Novel Theory to Explain Signs of Life in Asteroids

According to the research by scientists, novel theory has been developed that explains the existence of life on an asteroid.

The research by the scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute proved some facts that clearly explain the origin of organic material on an asteroid.

The earlier theory of science, which deals with the astrobiology, states that the temperature on asteroids is suitable enough to sustain liquid water, which is necessary for the formation of the organic molecules.

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Water Drops on Metal Plate Could Lead to Better Power Plants

Water Drops on Metal Plate Could Lead to Better Power Plants

A recent experiment conducted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has suggested that charged water droplets could be created on a metal plate.

It was found that water drops create a superhydrophobic surface on a metal plate and carry an electric charge.

The researches conducted in the past had suggested that due to emission of excess energy from a superhydrophopic surface, the water drops does not slide down and rather jump. The action occurs especially when two or more than two water droplets come together.

NASA Seeking to Introduce 3D Printer for Astronauts

NASA Seeking to Introduce 3D Printer for Astronauts

NASA, the well-known US space agency, has been thinking of introducing a 3D printer in the coming year into space. The same would be the first of its kind to be used in space.

The aim of the printer would be to assist astronauts in developing zero-g or zero gravity spare parts and tools.

The report found that the printer holds the potential to cut the future mission costs.

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NASA to Launch 3-D Printer into Space

NASA to Launch 3-D Printer into Space

With a 3-D printer to be launched next year, the astronauts will not require to take every tool they might need in the space from Earth. NASA is in the final stages of launching this game changer in the size of a toaster.

With the help of this 3-D printer, numerous designs could be created. The printer will extrude various plastic layers upon layers from long coiled strands.

These strands are extensively used by the jewellery makers for making exquisite jewellery and also by the doctors for creating replacement joints.

‘Gravity’ Shows Space Struggle of 2 Astronauts

‘Gravity’ Shows Space Struggle of 2 Astronauts

Gravity, a movie by Warner Bros, shows two astronauts' survival after their spacecraft gets ruined due to space debris. Though the movie is a fantastic Hollywood entertainment, the risks shown in the movie are often witnessed by NASA astronauts.

NASA ensures that their astronauts in the space remain safe irrespective of the conditions seen by them there. To talk about the movie then actress Sandra Bullock, who is playing the role of one of the astronauts, has affirmed that in order to know about astronaut's job, she called up astronaut Cady Coleman.

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