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Jun 6, 2019

APOD: 2019 June 6

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A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

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Jun 5, 2019

Chinese scientists make breakthrough in injectable cartilage

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(ECNS) — The Chinese team that constructed the world’s first ear in a lab and grafted it onto a patient last year has made new progress by developing injectable cartilage that can be used in human tissue repair and plastic surgery.

The regeneration technique involves taking a small part of cartilage tissue from behind the ear of a patient, culturing seed cells in the lab and reproducing cells in a sufficient amount to fill a biodegradable mould made by 3D-printing.

Professor Cao Yilin, director of National Tissue Engineering Research Center, said it marks a breakthrough from previous technology as the cultured cells can be injected into a patient’s body parts like the nose and chin where they continue to develop into normal tissue, a minimally invasive treatment similar to natural growth.

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Jun 5, 2019

How Do New Planets Get Their Names?

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Sorry, Planet McPlanetface: Asteroids, moons and other celestial bodies go through a strict set of international naming guidelines.

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Jun 5, 2019

Right now Chandra is gazing at galaxies in Draco

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Nearby in the sky are 2 interacting galaxies: LEDA 62867 (left) and NGC 6786 (right). Millions of years from now, after a long and graceful dance, NGC 6786 will likely consume its smaller galactic partner.

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Jun 5, 2019

Could US Navy’s Railgun Help Tap Moon’s Resources?

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A powerful “mass driver” could launch moon-mined ore into space.

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Jun 5, 2019

‘Iron Man’ actor Robert Downey Jr. has vowed to use robotics and AI to significantly clean up the Earth in the next decade

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI, space

Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t pretend to be a brilliant scientist — even though he’s played Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, for the past 11 years.

But on Tuesday night he attended Amazon’s brand new, premier, open-to-the-public Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space (re: MARS) conference in Las Vegas — a room filled with AI legends, astronauts, and other dignitaries — as a keynote speaker.

He delivered a gag-filled talk that somehow weaved together the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the evolution of Stark’s Iron Man suits, allusions to his own troubled history with drug addiction, the actual history of artificial intelligence and its pioneers, with a bunch of jokes using the Amazon Alexa voice and Matt Damon (including a videotaped guest appearance by Damon).

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Jun 4, 2019

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is lashing out as it dies

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is one of the most iconic features of any planet in our Solar System. The colossal, swirling storm has dominated Jupiter for years, and it’s one of the things we always expect to see when new images of Jupiter are published. Unfortunately, the spot is dying a slow and agonizing death, and it’s possible that it could be entirely gone within our lifetimes.

The storm is running out of steam, and while astronomers are always striving to learn more about the mechanics of how Jupiter’s massive storms form and sustain themselves, it’s clear that the Great Red Spot’s days are numbered. Now, observations by veteran Jupiter observer Anthony Wesley seem to reveal the storm lashing out as it rotates in Jupiter’s atmosphere.

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Jun 4, 2019

Pinoy students’ space suit wins gold award at int’l contest in Turkey

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A space suit conceptualized and invented by Filipino students bagged the gold award at an international robotics contest in Turkey last week. Current latest trending Philippine headlines on science, technology breakthroughs, hardware devices, geeks, gaming, web/desktop applications, mobile apps, social media buzz and gadget reviews.

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Jun 3, 2019

What’s Up: June 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA

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What’s up in the June night skies? Find out how you can see Jupiter at its biggest and brightest, while Mercury and Mars appear ultra-close + how you can observe the Moon’s tilted orbit. Watch & find out more on the latest episode of NASA’s What’s Up:

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Jun 3, 2019

This is What a Sunset Looks Like from Space

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ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst shot this photo from the International Space Station showing what a sunset on Earth looks like from high above in space.

The photo shows a long stretch of clouds bathed in red and orange sunlight as the shadow of nighttime follows close behind.

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