Russian science module Nauka docked with the ISS

This handout photograph taken and released by the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos on July 29, 2021, shows the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module “Nauka” (Science) docking to the International Space Station (ISS). – RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / Russian space agency Roscosmos / handout ” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING … Read more

The death of Claudine Hermann, physicist and co-founder of the Femmes & Sciences association

Claudine Hermann, during a symposium at the Institut Henri-Poincaré, in Paris, on November 13, 2012. WOMEN AND MATHEMATICS ASSOCIATION Physicist, the first woman professor at the Ecole Polytechnique in 1992, and recognized for her tireless commitment to women and girls in the sciences, Claudine Hermann died on July 17, in Villejuif (Val-de-Marne), at the age … Read more

Earth’s “vital signs” are running out, scientists warn

The ” vital signs “ of the planet are weakening in the face of overexploitation generated by the global economy, leading scientists warned on Wednesday (July 28th). Authors of a study published in the journal BioScience, they are worried about the possible imminence of some “Breaking points” climatic. These researchers are part of a group … Read more

How cockatoos learn to open trash cans

A Sulfur-crested Cockatoo opens the lid of a household garbage can in Sydney, Australia on July 20, 2021. BARBARA KLUMP / MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR / AFP Seagulls or crows feeding on landfills or in disemboweled trash bags, nothing seems more commonplace to us. But difficult to resist these images. Filmed on a … Read more

The internal structure of Mars revealed by seismic wave analysis

Seismic waves provide information on the properties and limits of the interior of a planet. The shear waves that come from an earthquake and reflect off the iron-nickel core are detected by the Insight seismometer, and give us an estimate of the size of the core. The strength of the reflected waves shows that the … Read more

NASA rover to start collecting Martian rock samples

On board NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars, February 20, 2021. NASA/JPL-CALTECH / VIA REUTERS NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance will begin collecting rock samples from the bed of an ancient lake within two weeks, the heart of its mission to the Red Planet, announced Wednesday (July 21st). the US space agency. “When Neil Armstrong took the … Read more

Jeff Bezos makes first successful space flight aboard his Blue Origin rocket

When they left, the four passengers, in good shape, were greeted by cries of joy from the Blue Origin teams. Jeff Bezos wore a cowboy hat when he left the module. BLUE ORIGIN / VIA REUTERS This is a new stage for the lucrative, burgeoning and no less polluting space tourism industry, which has become … Read more

Computer image recognition takes a giant leap forward

This Facebook algorithm (MDETR) recognizes the animal described as “pink elephant” when it has never seen one during its training. FACEBOOK AI RESEARCH In 2012, a team from the University of Toronto (Canada) surprised the world during a computer image recognition competition: only 15% errors for its software against 26% for the second. It was … Read more