Astronomers Find a Possible Stellar Survivor Associated with a Type Ia Supernova

Hubble Views Supernova Remnant SNR

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers searched the remains of a Type Ia supernova for a sun-like star that showed signs of being associated with the supernova. Of all the varieties of exploding stars, the ones called Type Ia are perhaps the most intriguing. Their predictable brightness lets astronomers measure the expansion of the universe, which led to the discovery

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New HiRISE Image Reveals Dunes of the Southern Highlands of Mars

New HiRISE Image Shows Dunes of the Southern Highlands

Sand dunes are scattered across Mars and one of the larger populations exists in the Southern hemisphere, just west of the Hellas impact basin. The Hellespontus region features numerous collections of dark, dune formations that collect both within depressions such as craters, and among “extra-crater” plains areas. This image displays the middle portion of a large dune field composed primarily

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New Drug Cocktail Unlocks Potential to Regrow Inner-Ear ‘Hair’ Cells

Using a drug cocktail in a petri dish, researchers can now grow colonies of sound-sensing hair cells (magenta) with intricate hair bundles (cyan) from a single cochlear hair cell. This finding may accelerate the development of new therapies for hearing loss.

A team of researchers has developed a new approach to replace damaged sound-sensing hair cells, which eventually may lead to therapies for people who live with disabling hearing loss. Like a snail shell in a human’s inner ear, spirals are roughly 15,000 “hair” cells receive, translate, and then ship sound signals to the brain. Damage to these cells from excessive

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Google introduces Family Link, its own parental control software for Android

Google introduces Family Link, its own parental control software for Android

Today, Google has announced that they launched Family Link, that is an application for parents that lets them establish a child’s first Google account, as well as utilize a series of  parental controls to manage and track screen time, daily limits, device “bedtimes,” and which apps kids can use. While all the major mobile device providers – Apple, Google, and Amazon included – offer

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