Ant pupae ‘milk’ keeps entire colony healthy

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Ant pupae secrete a never-before observed fluid that adults and larvae immediately drink to keep the entire colony healthy, a new study finds. Life in an ant colony is a symphony of subtle interactions between insects acting in concert, […]

US Army Practices Drone-Assisted Battlefield Blood Delivery

The US Army practiced drone-assisted battlefield blood delivery in a recent Project Convergence 22 exercise. An FVR-90 drone flew with blood packages in the Mojave desert, dropping them off at Fort Irwin in a simulated mass-casualty situation.  The parachute-tethered packages were then dropped to the ground for collection by medics. Temperature-Controlled Blood Delivery The L3Harris […]

Amateur scientists have helped astronomers identify nearly a quarter-million galaxies so far

The Hobby-Eberly Telescope collects images that citizen scientists use to identify galaxies in the Dark Energy Explorers project. Credit: University of Texas at Austin Astronomers on a historically ambitious and massive galaxy-mapping mission have activated more than 10,000 amateur scientists in 85 countries to help in their quest. Now they hope to significantly scale up […]

San Francisco Cops Now Allowed to Use Robots to Kill People

“This is opening up a Pandora’s box that could change our society in a significant way.” San Francisco police have been granted permission by city supervisors to kill civilians using robots. Yes, that’s a real thing that just happened — though it sounds like an episode of “Black Mirror,” it’s an actual turn of events […]

Vega C to launch five Copernicus spacecraft

WASHINGTON — The European Commission awarded a contract to Arianespace Nov. 29 for launches of five Copernicus Earth observation spacecraft on Vega C rockets between 2024 and 2026. The contract, Arianespace Chief Executive Stéphane Israël said in a press conference, secures the position of the European Commission, which operates both Copernicus and the Galileo navigation […]

See Mars at its best in the night sky on Wednesday (Nov. 30)

On Wednesday (Nov. 30), Mars will make its closest approach to Earth, appearing bigger and brighter in the sky than usual and offering skywatchers an excellent opportunity to observe the Red Planet.  While Mars is making its close approach, known as a perigee,  the planet will become accessible at around 5:43 p.m. EST (2243 GMT) […]

Falcon 9 goes upright ahead of private moon mission – Spaceflight Now

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