Archive for March 31st, 2017:

Why a tiny, fanged fish produces a pain-free bite

Media captionResearch reveals the toxic secret of the fang blenny’s pain-free bite Venom research laboratory scientists have solved the mystery of the pain-free bite from a small, fanged fish. Researchers found that the fang blenny, a reef-dwelling fish, administers a bite that is laced with opioids. These morphine-like compounds cause a sudden drop in blood

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James Webb telescope: Hubble successor set for yet more tests

Image copyright NASA Image caption JWST has just emerged from vibration and acoustic investigations Engineers are getting ready to box up the James Webb Space Telescope and send it to Houston, Texas. The successor to Hubble, due for launch in 2018, is going to be put inside the giant thermal vacuum chamber where they tested

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Success for SpaceX ‘re-usable rocket’

Media captionSpaceX ‘re-usable rocket’ flies California’s SpaceX company has successfully re-flown a segment from one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The first-stage booster, which was previously used on a mission 11 months ago, helped send a telecommunications satellite into orbit from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. It marks an important milestone for SpaceX in its quest

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