Sci-tech

by | March 28, 2020 | 01:31

The Atlas V 551 rocket was blasted into space at 20:18 UTC by the United Launch Alliance , a joint effort between Lockheed Martin and Boeing Defense based in Virginia. Europe has halted activity at its main spaceport in French Guiana, and Rocket Lab stated on Wednesday that its following mission, set for March 30th, will not take off on time because of New Zealand's increased response to the coronavirus pandemic .

by | March 26, 2020 | 00:39

The council will continue to work closely with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Health Protection Scotland to monitor and respond to the national situation. Those with coronavirus symptoms should put used tissues in a separate bin bag, tie it securely and leave it for 72 hours before putting it into their wheelie bin, the government has advised .

by | March 15, 2020 | 01:47

Two days before the conference was set to open in Boston, organizers decided to make the meeting virtual due to concerns about the coronavirus. Now, writing in the journal Lancet HIV , researchers say that 30 months after stopping antiretroviral drugs - medications that suppress HIV - and 46 months since the transplant, Castillejo remains in remission.

by | March 15, 2020 | 01:05

Last summer's Arctic heat wave will likely top the 2011 record for polar ice sheet loss of 552 billion tons, they reported in a pair of studies published Wednesday in Nature . Scientists have concluded that around half of the ice lost from Greenland, and almost all of it lost from Antarctica is a direct result of the rising temperature of the ocean water, which has been caused by global warming.

by | March 11, 2020 | 02:35

If you miss tonight's supermoon - mark April 7/8 in your calendar. In North and South America , the Worm Moon's appearance will begin during the daylight hours of March 9. The moon will be at apogee on March 24, making it a new micromoon. During this time, the Moon will be about 222,081 miles from the planet. Europeans call this the Lenten Moon as it corresponds with Lent, and the next full moon, the first full moon in spring, occurs just before Easter.

by | March 08, 2020 | 01:41

A Full Moon at perigee appears slightly bigger and brighter and is known as Supermoon . It's called a supermoon. A full Moon coinciding - or nearly - with perigee is now pretty common, so the Super Worm Moon is only the second of four supermoons in a row in 2020.

by | March 02, 2020 | 01:28

On Sunday, the Environment Agency reported that water levels in the area were rising again and were expected to peak between 5.4 and 5.7 metres on Monday afternoon. RTÉ said a number of troops and vehicles were in the Golden Island area to assist with flood defence preparations on Saturday. Ironbridge and Bewdley along the River Severn in the Midlands are among the worst-hit areas in England.

by | February 29, 2020 | 01:40

You read that right: no link to artificial objects has been found meaning this is likely a straggler space rock hurtling through the solar system, and not a gift from aliens or smugglers in space. But scientists say Earth likely has another moon-at least for now-that's no bigger than a vehicle, New Scientist reports . Scientists at Catalina Sky Survey told The New York Times that the 2020 CD3 was also expected to be just another asteroid orbiting near the Earth.

by | February 19, 2020 | 00:53

However, Yao said that they would soon produce more Air-Gen devices in order to allow the public to use their invention anywhere they go. The new technology developed in Yao's lab is non-polluting, renewable and low-priced. 'Once we get to an industrial scale for wire production, I fully expect that we can make large systems that will make a major contribution to sustainable energy production'.

by | February 15, 2020 | 01:36

Since returning to Earth, Koch said her first order of business after getting used to walking again was to reunite with her dog - "she was very excited", Koch said - and to visit the beach with her family. The Livingston resident made history with the longest space flight by a woman astronaut and the first all-female space walk. Side-effects include a significant loss of bone density and a drop in muscle mass, Business Insider reported past year.

by | February 14, 2020 | 01:55

For the first time, scientists in Canada have discovered a pattern in a series of signals coming from a galaxy half a billion light-years away. They discovered that there were four-day cycles of regular activity where strong radio waves were sent out into space on nearly every hour.

by | January 25, 2020 | 00:57

The second case was confirmed in a patient who had recently returned to IL from a trip in Wuhan , China , where the outbreak of the coronavirus has been taking place. People who were at RDU or the hospital at the same time as the person was there are not considered at risk for infection. Now known as 2019-nCoVs, the new coronavirus has three distinct strains and is around 88 percent genetically-related to SARS , the notorious respiratory illness that started in China in 2002 and went on ...

by | January 24, 2020 | 01:46

The Bureau of Meteorology features expected men and women when you look at the southeast of New South Wales , including Sydney , is ready when it comes to violent storm. Incredible vision has emerged from the moment a huge dust storm rolled through the city of Dubbo in regional NSW on Sunday night. . The recent rains have somewhat eased the drought in Australia.

by | January 23, 2020 | 01:10

Turnbull, who was outsted as Australia's prime minister in 2018 and replaced by Morrison, told the British broadcaster that "everybody knew we were in a very dry time" before the fire season. On Sunday, NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said right-leaning cabinet ministers - as well as Liberal moderates - were concerned about the current suite of climate policies.

by | January 23, 2020 | 00:36

The spacecraft is targeted for a July 2020 launch and is expected to touch down on Mars in February 2021. And now, to select one out of the proposed nine names, NASA wants your help. A panel of almost 4,700 judge volunteers, composed of educators, professionals and space enthusiasts from all around the country, helped select the finalists.

by | January 18, 2020 | 01:20

That dream came a step closer to reality on Thursday after researchers from Stanford University announced that they had studied the wings of common dead pigeons and then used their findings to construct a radio-controlled "PigeonBot 40" wing.

by | January 16, 2020 | 02:06

Scientists at the University of Vermont and Tufts University have created what they claim is the world's first living robot . They did it using a supercomputer. The algorithm reassembled a few hundred simulated cells into myriad forms and body shapes, over and over, in an attempt to achieve a task assigned by the scientists - like locomotion in one direction.

by | January 10, 2020 | 01:49

In a video, two teenagers driving around to rescue koalas has gladdened hearts on social media. It has claimed two lives with outback pilot Dick Lang, 78, and his 43-year-old son Clayton Lang killed when their vehicle became trapped by flames near Parndana.

by | January 05, 2020 | 02:16

The quadrants are caused by the trail of debris left behind in 2003, EH1, an object that astronomers think is a rock comet - nearly an asteroid, not quite a comet. They often put on a great show, featuring up to 100 meteors per hour during the shower's peak, but a year ago in North America, the timing wasn't quite right.

by | January 05, 2020 | 02:07

At that speed, they compress the air in their paths, causing the air to glow. In flawless conditions, however, 60 to 200 Quadrantid meteors can be seen per hour shooting across the skies. The best places to watch from, based on cloud cover, appear to be a thin swath of Alberta in the lee of the Rockies, as well as in parts of southwestern Saskatchewan.

by | January 02, 2020 | 00:44

That series, while occur the Star Wars universe, expands the canon with brand new figures and a disconnected adventure. Entertainment. And the consensus is clear among the sequel trilogy's three main heroes. Hardcore followers in all probability bear in mind a small however vital element from Jonathan W. Rinzler's ebook The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith that exposed a storyline and significant dialogue from a tough draft of Lucas's Revenge of the Sith script.

by | December 31, 2019 | 02:01

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence directed a 4-play, 94-yard drive that was capped by running back Travis Etienne's game-clinching catch-and-run from 34 yards out with 1:49 remaining. That is what hurts the most about this game, we all knew that this Ohio State team was good enough to win a national title but just fell short. Ohio State: Fields and the Buckeyes start next season against Bowling Green.

by | December 22, 2019 | 09:04

It's unclear if the ship can return to earth. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted that, "Because Starliner believed it was in an orbital insertion burn (or that the burn was complete), the dead bands were reduced and the spacecraft burned more fuel than anticipated to maintain precise control".

by | December 21, 2019 | 01:49

NASA has announced that its experiemental supersonic X-59 jet has been approved for assembly. NASA said in a statement: "NASA's first large scale, piloted X-plane in more than three decades is cleared for final assembly and integration of its systems following a major project review by senior managers held Thursday at NASA Headquarters in Washington".

by | December 20, 2019 | 01:40

The full findings of the study were published in the journal Nature Astronomy . ESO officials said in the statement that this initial amount of time regarding star formation in our galaxy was followed by six billion years during which "very few" stars were formed.

by | December 20, 2019 | 01:52

It has a Ritchey Chrétien telescope that matches the design of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes . However, CHEOPS is smaller than either with an aperture of just 32cm. This would possibly well also honest focal point on "planets within the expansive-Earth to Neptune dimension range" and ESA hopes its data will enable scientists to measure the density of the planets to enhance our realizing of the a ways-off worlds.

by | December 07, 2019 | 01:42

An image published by the American space agecy showed the Vikram Lander's impact point and associated debris field. The Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander was aiming for a highland smooth plain about 600 kilometers from the south pole. Subramanian spent numerous a restless evenings throughout the following 45-odd days attempting to find the debris. Shanmuga Subramanian , 33, an IT professional from Chennai , contacted the LRO project.

by | December 02, 2019 | 02:08

Scientists have discovered a "monster black hole", but they said it's so big that it shouldn't actually exist. He further states that typical stars in the Milky Way shed most of their gas through stellar winds. Recently, astronomers have been challenged by discoveries that point to the existence of black holes that are more massive than experts thought was possible.

by | November 30, 2019 | 00:58

Babb says they grow over a dozen different types of Christmas trees and if it will grow in Arkansas, he has it. The Christmas tree market saw a large decline in 2008 when the country was deep in recession. Ten years ago, Christmas tree sales were way down so growers did not cut as many trees and clear space to plant new ones. He says there is always a flow of traffic leaving with a tree after Thanksgiving.

by | November 24, 2019 | 00:59

The rocket was tipped to begin test flights by the end of 2019, but has now suffered a huge setback. "This thing is going to take off, fly to 65,000 feet, about 20 kilometers, and come back and land, in about one or two months", he had said.

by | November 16, 2019 | 02:18

In Australia, bushfires have killed at least four people and meteorologists say climate change is increasing the "frequency and severity" of the danger. "So I think [reduced] quality of life, I would say, we definitely can say has an impact on children born today". This is 63 million more than in 2017 and 11 million more than in 2015-the year of record heatwaves.

by | November 12, 2019 | 00:47

The Rochester area, which is under a winter storm warning issued by the NWS from 11 a.m. Tuesday will be the coldest day of the week with a high of -7 C and, again, wind chill will play a role and it may feel more like -17 or lower.

by | November 12, 2019 | 02:32

WASHINGTON: The private SpaceX company on Monday launched a second set of mini-satellites as it builds a huge constellation of the small orbiting devices aimed at greatly expanding internet access around the globe. The Starlink deployment system releases satellites like a deck of cards. SpaceX's facilities in Redmond, Wash., are playing a key role in building the Starlink satellites for that constellation.

by | November 05, 2019 | 01:52

During Monday's test, Starliner's four launch abort engines, and several orbital maneuvering and attitude control thrusters simultaneously ignited to rapidly push the spacecraft away from the launch pad. The capsule, launched from a test stand, accelerated about 650 miles per hour (1,000 kmp/h) in five seconds flat. "However, having two of three deploy successfully is acceptable for the test parameters and crew safety".

by | October 28, 2019 | 13:38

As the rats were raised in two different environments - a lab and what the research team termed an "enriched environment" - those raised in the latter became significantly better drivers than those of the former. The rat-poop results revealed increased dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) - the hormone that counteracts stress. What gave the rats incentive to actually drive in the right direction? The driving rats held an interest in driving during the whole trial duration and exhibited more ...