Archive for March 26th, 2017:

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

Media captionMiles Soloman tells Radio 4′s World At One how he discovered something the Nasa experts missed A British teenager has contacted scientists at Nasa to point out an error in a set of their own data. A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station (ISS) were recording false data.

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Fruit-shaped sensor ‘can improve freshness’

Image copyright Empa A new fruit-shaped sensor could help cargo companies to keep fruit fresher in transit, researchers say. The device – which mimics the size, shape and composition of real fruit – is packed in with produce in transit and closely monitors its temperature. It comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties, and

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Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Did early Mars have a vast northern ocean? Scientists have located an impact crater linked to powerful tsunamis that swept across part of ancient Mars. The team believe an asteroid triggered 150m-high waves when it plunged into an ocean thought to have existed on northern Mars three billion

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