SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday, February 6, becoming the most powerful rocket to be used. After the rocket launched, its two side cores successfully landed at the company’s landing zone.
VIDEO: A 23 second piece of NASA's livestream of the “lunar trifecta” event on January 31, a so-called “super blue blood moon.” According to NASA, the full moon on January 31 was “special for three reasons”. Firstly, it was the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the moon is closer to Earth in its orbit – known as perigee – and about 14 percent brighter than usual. Secondly, it was the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” And thirdly, the super blue moon passed through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse, known as a “blood moon" due to the reddish tint seen during this phenomenon.
VIDEO: A supermoon rises behind the Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, January 30. This timelapse video was captured by Drew Carlisle. He told Storyful he filmed the event over a period of 16 minutes. In a tweet, NASA said Americans could prepare to watch a rare “lunar trifecta” later on the same night, in the early hours of January 31.
A recent study looked at the donated brains of former football players including professional, semi-professional, collegiate, and high school athletes. Researchers found a change in the brains of former NFL players, known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. CTE is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. Researchers found that of the 202 brains studied, nearly 88 percent of them had CTE. The results were more pronounced among former NFL players.
This video shows how the Digital Light Synthesis process that drives Carbon's Speed Cell 3D printer works. Adidas' Futurecraft 4D shoe was manufactured using Carbon's Speed Cell, developed by UNC and NCSU professor, Joe DeSimone, who is CEO of Carbon.
During OCEARCH's three-week Expedition Lowcountry, two great white and two tiger sharks were tagged to expand behavioral and ecological research on the large predators in the North Atlantic Ocean. The expedition included Mote Marine Laboratory's Dr. Robert Hueter.
The International Space Station’s external cameras captured a dramatic view of Hurricane Irma as it moved across the Atlantic Ocean Sept. 5. The National Hurricane Center had recently upgraded Irma to a Category 5 storm with hurricane warnings issued across the Caribbean.
A giant ice sheet that scientists had been monitoring for years broke off from Antarctica, creating a Delaware-sized iceberg in the Southern Ocean. NASA reported the change would not lead to increased sea levels immediately, but warned that it would now be easier for glaciers on the Antarctic continent to move towards the sea.
As the iPhone celebrates its tenth anniversary, Duke marketing professor Debu Purohit reflects on the impact the smart phone has made. Professor Purohit looks back at predictions he made ten years ago about the iPhone and analyzes what actually happened.
Memphis Meats, a company that grows meat products like meatballs and southern fried chicken from animal cells in labs, made this video showing preparation and taste testing of some of the food items they produce. The rising global demand for food and for more ethical treatment of animals are driving scientists to come up with creative solutions to satisfy meat lovers around the world, says Liz Specht of the Good Food Institute, who spoke in the Society for In Vitro Biology meeting in Raleigh on June 13, 2017.
Astronauts on the International Space Station eat the same kinds of food as people on Earth - they just prepare them differently. Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough demonstrates on-orbit preparation of one of Earth’s most popular foods: the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But without bread. And without being a juggler.