Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spotted in space

In the next few days, an unoccupied Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is expected to reenter the atmosphere following the end of its operational life. Most of the craft should burn…

Flipping lipids for cell transport-tubules

An enzyme that flips lipids from the outer to the inner layer of the cell membrane launches the process that permits cells to engulf external substances.  Researchers are getting closer…

Low pressure reduces bubble trouble

Spray coating and inkjet-based electronics manufacture are among the industrial applications in which liquid droplets are applied to a surface. But minuscule air bubbles that get trapped beneath the droplet…

First test success for large Mars mission parachute

The largest parachute ever to fly on a Mars mission has been deployed in the first of a series of tests to prepare for the upcoming ExoMars mission that will…

Potential Biomarkers in Animals Could Signal Ebola Infection Before Symptoms Appear

Scientists have identified potential biomarkers in nonhuman primates exposed to Ebola virus (EBOV) that appeared up to four days before the onset of fever, according to research published today in…

Tokyo

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Japanese capital of Tokyo. Tokyo lies on the eastern shore of the island of Honshu, the largest of Japan’s four main islands….