Connect with us

Science

How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close – Mashable

Spaghetti never sounded so deadly.

Published

on

Perth Online News
ADVERTISEMENT

Spaghettification sounds like a particularly unpleasant thing to happen to pretty much anything that isn’t a lump of pasta dough. Now imagine it happening to a star.
Thats precisely what astronomers around the world observed over a six-month period when a black hole stretched and ripped apart a star that was sucked into its intense gravitational grasp at a distance of 215 million light years from Earth, as detailed in an Oct. 12 study
published through the Royal Astronomical Society. It was t…

Click here to view the original article.

Science

HSBC, Queensland government buy ‘credits’ to protect Great Barrier Reef – Sydney Morning Herald

Queensland and HSBC said  they will make a “world-first investment” to protect the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef which is suffering from extensive coral…

Published

on

Perth Online News
ADVERTISEMENT

The investment required to meet water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef is estimated at $4 billion according to James Schultz, the CEO of GreenCollar, which developed the Reef Credit Scheme in partnership with landholders, the Queensland government and natural resource management organisations.
Neither HSBC nor the Queensland government disclosed how much they would invest to buy “reef credits”.
GreenCollar estimates that the market could be worth over 6 million Reef Credits by 2030, opening…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Science

Secrets of the ‘uncrushable’ beetle revealed – Yahoo News Australia

How a tiny insect with super-tough body armour can survive being stamped on or run over by a car.

Published

on

post featured image
ADVERTISEMENT

The diabolical ironclad beetle is one tough critter, as its name might suggest.
Equipped with super-tough body armour, the insect can survive being stamped on or even run over by a car.
Now scientists have investigated the secrets of how the beetle can withstand forces up to 39,000 times its body weight.
And the findings could give clues to building tougher materials for use in construction and aeronautics.
The research, published in the journal Nature, could lead to “tough, impact- and crush-resistant…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Science

AI and photonics join forces to make it easier to find ‘new Earths’: Australian scientists’ invention will decipher the ‘twinkle’ of stars – Science Daily

By combining photonics with artificial intelligence, scientists have developed a sensor that will help decipher the ‘twinkle’ of stars and allow for Earth-based…

Published

on

Perth Online News
ADVERTISEMENT

Australian scientists have developed a new type of sensor to measure and correct the distortion of starlight caused by viewing through the Earth’s atmosphere, which should make it easier to study the possibility of life on distant planets.Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, University of Sydney optical scientists have developed a sensor that can neutralise a star’s ‘twinkle’ caused by heat variations in the Earth’s atmosphere. This will make the discovery and study of planets in…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Trending

You might also like ...

post featured image
Secrets of the ‘uncrushable’ beetle revealed – Yahoo News Australia
Perth Online News
AI and photonics join forces to make it easier to find ‘new Earths’: Australian scientists’ invention will decipher the ‘twinkle’ of stars – Science Daily
post featured image
How This Uncrushable Beetle Can Survive Being Run Over by a Car – Gizmodo Australia