Sci-tech

by | March 18, 2019 | 09:54

NASA reports that the Soyuz MS-12/58S spacecraft launched Hague, Ovchinin, and Christina Koch of NASA at 3:14 p.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Emergency and rescue systems were activated in time, and the crew was not hurt. "I'm 100 percent confident in the rocket and the spaceship", he said.The October abort was caused by a sensor damaged during the rocket's assembly.

by | March 16, 2019 | 01:55

The image showed what would become the 15-year-old explorer's final resting place, Perseverance Valley. "This final panorama embodies what made our Opportunity rover such a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery", Opportunity project manager John Callas from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement .

by | March 14, 2019 | 01:40

On Tuesday, the automaker announced an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to potentially collaborate on worldwide space exploration. The LRVs remain on the surface of the moon, along with unmanned rovers from Russian Federation and China. Toyota president Akio Toyodo said that cars, even now on our planet, play active roles in "making sure that people come back alive".

by | March 14, 2019 | 02:30

Pieces of that Lunar Gateway were initially set to launch on an enhanced version of NASA's upcoming Space Launch System rocket, but the budget document suggests a delay in that enhanced SLS development and allows for some components to be launched by commercial rockets.

by | March 09, 2019 | 02:20

As the capsule came back to Earth, it deployed a couple of parachutes to brake its speed. He found it "very slick" and called it business class. The ship is also equipped with medical quarters and a helicopter pad so that, when crew is involved, it's ready for emergencies.

by | March 07, 2019 | 02:04

No one was aboard the Dragon capsule launched Saturday on its first test flight, only an instrumented dummy. By then, the Crew Dragon was already orbiting earth at five miles per second and headed for a docking with the worldwide space station Sunday morning.

by | March 03, 2019 | 02:17

Highlights from the SpaceX's historic Demo-1 Crew Dragon Test Flight from Kennedy Space Center. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the unmanned Crew Dragon capsule on its nose sits at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX already has made 16 trips to the space station using cargo Dragons. It's an unmanned test flight created to demonstrate the potential for carrying astronauts into orbit.

by | February 27, 2019 | 01:47

You come in here, and you say, 'It has to be my way or the highway'". As leading 2020 Dems advocate spending big on the Green New Deal , it turns out most Americans are anxious about other issues. This longer video prompted praise from many of her supporters, who feel she handled it well. McCaskill said, "So I'm not chastising her". "And even if you don't have kids, there are still children here in the world and we have a moral obligation to leave a better world for them".

by | February 19, 2019 | 01:54

October 9, 2018 - Federal prosecutors refuse to offer SNC-Lavalin a remediation agreement, a decision the company challenges in court. Some have alleged that Raybould-Wilson was shuffled out of her more prominent position into the less-prominent veterans affairs portfolio because she pushed back.

by | February 14, 2019 | 01:11

When NASA again sends humans to the Moon, the surface will be buzzing with new research and robotic activity, and there will be more opportunities for discovery than ever before. Bridenstine added: 'The Gateway will be the home base for the first reusable human lunar lander system. NASA has asked companies to research and come up with the ideal way to land humans on the Moon's surface as it wants to begin the development soon enough.

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:57

A state of emergency has been declared as authorities work out how to tackle the problem. Instead they've offered to send a commission to investigate the situation but have not ruled out a cull. "There's never been such a mass invasion of polar bears", said Zhigansha Musin, the head of the local administration. "With Arctic sea ice diminishing as a result of climate change, polar bears are forced to change their hunting habits and spend more time on land looking for food", a BBC reporter ...

by | February 11, 2019 | 02:04

The last five years have been the hottest on record. "2015 was the first year that global annual average surface temperatures reached 1.0 °C above pre-industrial levels and the following three years have all remained close to this level", Adam Scaife, head of Long-Range Prediction at the Met Office, said Wednesday in a news release .

by | February 09, 2019 | 00:29

The craft are known as Mars Cube One ( MarCO ). But it's rare for them to go adventuring so far from home. Engineers speculate WALL-E and EVE might be wobbling and unable to point precisely to send messages, or there could be battery recharging issues.

by | February 08, 2019 | 00:45

Ocasio-Cortez and Markey say the plan will achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, setting a high bar for Democrats who plan to make climate change a central issue in the 2020 presidential race. "I guess I can understand if someone who has not had a lot of life experience and they're proposing something that's extremely unrealistic", GOP Rep.

by | February 08, 2019 | 01:41

The Chang'e-4 lunar probe was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China on December 8, 2018, and entered orbit around the Moon five days later. However, the tiny satellite became active again on 13th January 2019. Most astronomers agree that the Moon was formed in a huge impact between a Mars-sized object and the Earth, about 100 million years after the formation of the Solar System.

by | January 25, 2019 | 17:14

Further investigation will be necessary to determine the size of the meteoroid and obtain pictures of its impact crater, but for a basis of comparison, the LCROSS mission plowed a Centaur upper stage (2.2 tons) into the lunar surface at 2.5 km/s.

by | January 23, 2019 | 01:08

Earth cast two shadows on the moon during the eclipse. NASA estimates there will be 85 total lunar eclipses this century. While the moon won't turn red again for several years, there will be several partial lunar eclipses in 2019 and 2020.

by | January 22, 2019 | 01:21

A blood moon is a total lunar eclipse in which the sun's rays give it a reddish tinge. The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and some universities held public viewing events Sunday night, attracting lots of astronomy enthusiasts. A Wolf Moon is the name given to any Full Moon happening in January. What makes it a super blood wolf moon? The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.

by | January 22, 2019 | 01:02

A cold but clear winter night across Canada gave witnesses an ideal view of the blood-coloured moon. CNN's George Engels shared images of the lunar eclipse taken by his father William on an iPhone between 2.25 and 2.40 am from La Carolina, 12 miles west of Maldonado, Uruguay.

by | January 19, 2019 | 00:59

Step outside on Sunday night and be treated to a rare lunar event, dubbed the "super blood wolf eclipse". So why does the Moon appear red? But to see the decade's final total eclipse of the moon , all you need is one hour and two minutes.

by | January 16, 2019 | 01:03

A new study found that the melt rate of Antactic ice has increased from 36 billion tonnes in 1979-90 up to 228 billion tonnes from 2009-17, say researchers. This massive body of ice flows out into the ocean through a complex array of partially submerged glaciers and thick floating expanses of ice called ice shelves.

by | January 12, 2019 | 01:01

The pictures show a rocky surface with the jagged edges of craters in the background, which will pose a challenge for controllers in plotting the rover's travels, the official Xinhua News Agency said. "The mission also achieved the first relay communication from the far side of the moon to the Earth", said the note. "Researchers have completed the preliminary analysis of the lunar surface topography around the landing site based on the image taken by the landing camera", the CNSA said in a ...

by | January 09, 2019 | 02:27

Her proposal is aimed at restricting the Government's freedom to use the Bill to make tax changes linked to a no-deal Brexit without the "explicit consent" of Parliament . Critics of May's deal to smooth Britain's passage out of the European Union on 29 March say the backstop could leave Britain subject to European Union rules indefinitely, long after it gives up any say over them.

by | January 06, 2019 | 16:59

The Quadrantid shower lasts for weeks, but it has a very narrow peak of a few hours with maximum activity. History: The meteor shower is named after the constellation Quadrans Muralis, which was first observed in 1795, CNN reports . Depending on light pollution you could see as many as 100 shooting stars per hour, meaning darker areas of the north-east could be your best bet - just make sure to wrap up warm.

by | January 04, 2019 | 06:49

Beijing time . A few hours after the landing, the craft sent back its first close shot of the far side of the lunar surface via the relay communication satellite Queqiao, according to the state-run China Global Television Network . The Chang'e-4 lunar lander sits on the far side of the moon . China's lunar lander is loaded with a variety of cameras and sensors, including ground-penetrating radar to peer beneath the lunar surface, reported NPR's Joe Palca while the probe was en ...

by | December 27, 2018 | 02:02

Suga said, leaving the IWC means Japanese whalers will be able to resume hunting in Japanese coastal waters of minke and other whales now protected by the IWC. Japan has claimed stocks have recovered enough to resume commercial hunting. Australia's foreign minister, Marise Payne, and its environment minister, Melissa Price, said in a joint statement: "Australia remains resolutely opposed to all forms..." "As there may be worldwide criticism, I expect (the government) to try to gain the ...

by | December 24, 2018 | 02:57

Apart from Japan, countries such as Iceland continue to hunt whales for their markets and for such commercial requirement over 1000 whales a year are being killed. Under global law, Japan will be banned from whaling in the Antarctic Sea if it does not belong to the worldwide body. It remains unclear whether Japan can meet this condition by simply cooperating with the IWC's Scientific Committee only.

by | December 19, 2018 | 01:28

Mr. Guterres, who has made addressing the impacts of climate change one of the top priorities of his term as UN Secretary-General, came three times to Katowice in the past two weeks to support the negotiations but, given the repeated delays, was forced to leave before the closing plenary, due to prior engagements.

by | December 15, 2018 | 00:25

This year, the phenomenon started on December 4 but the peak is expected on Thursday and Friday. Nature's best show of the year will be visible for all to see tonight, as the Geminid meteor shower puts on its spectacular annual display.

by | December 12, 2018 | 14:20

Measurements made over the past four months by the spacecraft's two onboard spectrometers revealed the presence of molecules containing hydroxyls - bonded-together oxygen and hydrogen atoms - on Bennu, Lauretta and fellow team members announced today.

by | December 10, 2018 | 01:40

But the tall portion of the rocket missed its goal of securing an upright landing on solid ground at Cape Canaveral s Landing Zone 1. 'Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea, ' Musk wrote on Twitter . Meanwhile, an attempt to recover the booster's first stage ended in failure when the booster appeared to spin out of control during its final descent, settling to an off-target "landing" in the Atlantic Ocean just east of the launch site.

by | December 09, 2018 | 03:25

According to Trusel, the current thought in the scientific community is that there is a temperature threshold that could trigger a point of no return for the eventual melting of Greenland and Antarctica's ice sheets. Greenland experiences seasonal melt during the warm summer days, and at low elevations, the melting is more intense. The scientists used ice core samples to look back into the history of melting on the ice sheet.

by | December 06, 2018 | 03:36

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton, who is in Poland for the talks, said he fully endorsed UN Secretary-General António Guterres's comments about the need to take action. To ease some of those worries, the World Bank on Monday announced $200 billion (175 billion euros) in climate action investment for 2021-25 - a major shot in the arm for green initiatives but one which needs bolstering by state-provided funding.

by | December 01, 2018 | 02:12

Researchers think the Siberian rhino was one of the last extinct species to disappear. Scientists have thought that the giant rhino went extinct long before the last Ice Age - the megafauna extinction which was the end of other fantastic beasts including the wooly mammoth and sabre-toothed cat.

by | November 30, 2018 | 00:51

Although NASA's Curiosity rover only had a two-year mission when it landed on Mars in 2012, the robot has since traveled about 12 miles around Gale Crater, and is still conducting science. France's CNES made the SEIS instrument, while the German Aerospace Center (DLR) provided a self-hammering mole that can burrow five metres into the surface - farther than any instrument before - to measure heat flow.