Here is some Cool Science News I saw around the Web. I hope to do this from time to time. It is one of the ways I like to share with everyone. I format it by putting in a bit of the Article then a link to the source so you can read more.Some are recent some are earlier in the year or before.So Here is the news:
Scientists just found the biggest neutron star (or smallest black hole) yet in a strange cosmic collision
https://www.space.com/smallest-black-ho ... bject.htmlAstrophysicists have spotted the strangest gravitational-wave signal yet, an observation that could force scientists to rewrite what they know about the cosmos.
According to scientists' analysis of the merger event, one of the colliding objects was about 23 times the mass of our sun — that's a black hole — and the other about 2.6 times the mass of our sun — that's a … well, that's something.
New radar allows cars to spot hazards around corners
https://www.technology.org/2020/06/26/n ... d-corners/Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, researchers have developed an automated system that will allow cars to peer around corners and spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
The system, easily integrated into today’s vehicles, uses Doppler radar to bounce radio waves off surfaces such as buildings and parked automobiles. The radar signal hits the surface at an angle, so its reflection rebounds off like a cue ball hitting the wall of a pool table. The signal goes on to strike objects hidden around the corner. Some of the radar signals bounce back to detectors mounted on the car, allowing the system to see objects around the corner and tell whether they are moving or stationary.
So that is some of the Science I saw this week and found interesting. Feel Free to add to this and Comment if you like and this isn't just a thing for me to do. Anybody can make a post like this, I like them to because I don't always see every article that is out there and it is great to learn new things.
Dolphins learn foraging skills from peers
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 115929.htmDolphins can learn new skills from their fellow dolphins. New findings show that dolphins are not only capable of learning new ways to catch prey, but they are also motivated to learn from peers, not just from their mothers, the researchers say.
First dinosaur eggs were soft like a turtle's
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 150021.htmNew research suggests that the first dinosaurs laid soft-shelled eggs -- a finding that contradicts established thought. The study analyzed the eggs of two vastly different non-avian dinosaurs and found that they resembled those of turtles in their microstructure, composition, and mechanical properties. The research also suggests that hard-shelled eggs evolved at least three times independently in the dinosaur family tree.
Alaskan volcano sealed the fate of the Roman Republic, led to rise of the Empire
https://www.livescience.com/okmok-volca ... lapse.htmlA volcanic eruption in Alaska triggered climate change that may have hastened the end of the Roman Republic, leading to the rise of the Roman Empire, a new study finds.
During 43 B.C. and 42 B.C., Europe and North Africa were unusually cold and rainy; temperatures were colder than they'd been in more than 2,500 years. As crops failed and famine and disease took hold, social unrest and political upheaval surged. (It didn't help that Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C., the year before the cold spell.)
'Time travel' to the 1890s in AI-remastered silent movies that look like HD video
https://www.livescience.com/19th-centur ... tored.htmlShot more than a century ago, a scene showing "Buffalo Bill" as he conducts an interview with an Oglala Lakota leader looks as if it were filmed yesterday.
This old film clip was recently remastered using artificial intelligence (AI), and the result looks like high-definition video. The artist behind this transformation is giving Live Science readers a first look at the astonishing result.
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Disclaimer:I am an Amateur when it comes to Science. I post these to peak people's interest. I try to find credible sources as best I can. I share these because it peaks my Interest and I hope it stirs yours too. I am not in Real Life a Scientist nor do I think what I find is everything. I just try to share enough so if interested you, yourself can find out more.