Sci-tech

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 ...

by | October 25, 2019 | 02:08

Compared to those without interval breast cancer , patients with interval breast cancer who also had another type of cancer were three times more likely to have a family history of multiple cancers. Gill credits the image with saving her life, and after her diagnosis, she wrote to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions to share her story. In the end, this is a heartwarming story of serendipity and good luck that comes to us just as we're wrapping up Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

by | October 19, 2019 | 02:27

NASA will be covering the spacewalk live, from 10.30 am UTC (4 pm IST) onwards. The astronauts' mission is to replace a failed battery charge-discharge unit with a new power controller unit. The first attempt was canceled in March when the USA space agency failed to provide enough spacesuits for two women. The first spacewalk by a woman was in 1984.

by | October 19, 2019 | 00:42

The winds will be confined predominantly to the center and the range won't stretch too far out, staying out of Louisiana and not arriving along the Florida coast until late Friday night/early Saturday morning. Like many landfalling tropical systems, this one has a chance of producing tornadoes as well. Temperatures will remain in the low 60s to upper 50s Saturday night.

by | October 18, 2019 | 00:58

Heavy rain will be the main threat, but gusty winds can't be ruled out. The National Hurricane Center has scheduled a Hurricane Hunter aircraft to investigate the system Thursday afternoon. Otherwise this system moves east quickly Friday night and Saturday is looking mainly dry. Urban flooding can occur even though much of the Southeast states could stand more rain due to ongoing drought conditions.

by | October 18, 2019 | 01:03

As of Thursday, men dominated the spacewalking field, 213 to 14. The spacewalk is scheduled to kick off tomorrow at 12.50pm BST (7.50am EDT). Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who were initially supposed to venture beyond the International Space Station on October 21, are now slated to make their historic excursion this Friday.

by | October 12, 2019 | 01:00

Jupiter may be the king of the planets, but - right now, at least - Saturn is the king of moons. It probably took the scientific community so long to discover the twenty-odd moons circling Saturn is because of the great distance of the planet from the Earth.

by | October 10, 2019 | 02:09

Minutes from a school board meeting on June 16, 1971, say that a resignation from Warren effective at the end of that month was "accepted with regret ". She continued: "This was 1971, years before Congress outlawed pregnancy discrimination - but we know it still happens in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.

by | October 09, 2019 | 00:35

Food tech startup Aleph Farms has become the first to produce lab-grown meat - also called clean meat and cultured meat - in space. "In space, we don't have 10,000 or 15,000 liters (4,000 gallons) of water available to produce 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) of beef".

by | October 09, 2019 | 02:07

Fireballs are meteors that appear incredibly bright as they streak through the sky. You might see a shooting star tonight. The Southern Taurids are also considered a minor meteor shower , but meteors will not be the only sight to take in: The American Meteor Society says the Taurids are "rich in fireballs".

by | October 06, 2019 | 05:52

What is Male Breast Cancer? It's only fitting that for breast cancer awareness month , Gap is donating 10 per cent of sales from all regular-price bras to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, its partner since 2015. Since men are born with a small amount of breast tissue, the risk of them developing breast cancer can not be ruled out completely. The study found the survival rate for men diagnosed with breast cancer is 46%, compared to 86% for women.

by | October 03, 2019 | 00:56

Far below the human range of hearing, these sonifications were sped up and "slightly processed" to make them audible through headphones. "The remainder could be quakes as well, but the science team hasn't ruled out other causes". Grab your headphones: NASA shared two more seismic events from the surface of Mars. There are several possible explanations for them, such as parts of the seismometer expanding and contracting, while a ticking sound could be due to heat loss, like when a auto ...

by | October 01, 2019 | 11:16

Scientists used an global network of 20 robotic telescopes called ASAS-SN (All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae ) to detect the tidal disruption event back in January, before turning to TESS, which caught the beginning of the cosmic showdown.

by | September 28, 2019 | 01:44

Co-author Shobita Satyapal , also of George Mason said, "Dual and triple black holes are exceedingly rare, but such systems are a natural outcome of galaxy mergers, which we think is how galaxies grow and evolve". But three supermassive black holes at the heart of a large galaxy is an extremely rare sight to chance on. This brand new discovery can help us in better understanding how the black holes actually appeared.

by | September 25, 2019 | 01:31

Cat lovers would beg to differ, and now there's some science to bolster our case. To explore this little-researched relationship, researchers from the Human-Animal Interaction Lab at Oregon State University invited cat owners and their pets for a series of tests.

by | September 24, 2019 | 01:24

She told the United Nations that even the strictest emission cuts being talked about only gives the world a 50 percent chance of limiting future warming to another 0.4 degrees Celsius (0.72 degrees Fahrenheit) from now, which is a global goal.

by | September 21, 2019 | 02:00

The underlying lawsuit was brought in 2015 by a group of men who alleged that they were roughed up by security guards working for Trump while protesting the then-presidential-candidate's views on immigration on a public sidewalk outside of Trump Tower in NY.

by | September 18, 2019 | 03:09

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the Trump administration's action will hurt USA automakers and American families. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, speaking to a group of auto dealers, said Tuesday that "in the very near future, the Trump administration will begin taking the steps necessary to establish one set of national fuel-economy standards".

by | September 14, 2019 | 02:14

K2-18b is not " Earth 2 .0" as it is significantly heavier and has a different atmospheric composition. WION: What do we know of this exoplanet , is it gaseous in nature or does it have a surface? Only K2-18b revealed the molecular signature of water , which is a vital ingredient for life on Earth.

by | September 14, 2019 | 02:18

A Times of India report says that NASA has also joined the effort to reconnect with Vikram Lander . The Lander Vikram was to soft-land on the far side of the moon at on September 7. India's dream of being the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon remained unfulfilled, however, it accomplished 90-95 per cent of the mission objectives, the space agency had said.

by | September 14, 2019 | 02:23

That's because the moon will be at apogee, or the farthest point in its roughly four-week orbit. In the Central, Mountain or Pacific time zones, the moon turns full before midnight on Friday. "Go out as the sun is setting, the full moon will be rising in the east and it will be absolutely gorgeous". Not only was the last Friday the 13th full moon 13 years ago in 2006, but the last time we saw a Friday the 13th Harvest Moon was over 84 years ago in 1935.

by | September 06, 2019 | 08:37

About 10 years after the launch of the India's first lunar mission, Chandrayaan 1, Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) scientists recall the nail-biting experience. I don't think any nation has done a similar operation trying to have real time pictures and then try to have an on-board computer implement autonomously the function of the landing.

by | September 04, 2019 | 01:39

The effort is to soft-land the lander in the South polar region of the Moon between two craters - Manzinus C and Simpelius N - on September 7, 2019. After its rolled out of Lander, the six-wheeled robotic instrument Rover Pragyaan will perform in situ exploration of the surrounding lunar surface. Vikram , named after the father of India's space research programme Vikram A Sarabhai, is scheduled to land on the lunar surface near its south pole on September 7 at about 1.55 am.

by | September 01, 2019 | 02:19

The hurricane's exact path once it hits the U.S. remains uncertain, but the storm could make landfall Monday or early Tuesday along southeastern Florida . The storm will begin to slow down considerably and weaken to a potentially weak Category 4 or a high Category 3 hurricane by Monday night, Shackelford said.

by | August 31, 2019 | 01:21

Dorian may bring unsafe storm surge to coastal Georgia as well as rain and wind to inland Georgia and South Carolina, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday. What is a state of emergency? "Not every path of the storm has the same probability but you've got to be prepared for that". The president further weighed in on the storm Thursday evening, saying in a short video posted to Twitter , "It's looking like it could be an absolute monster".

by | August 30, 2019 | 02:26

We have recently heard about one of these classified projects, and the news comes from the U.S Air Force regarding their "X-37B" Space Plane. "The primary objectives of the X-37B are twofold; reusable spacecraft technologies for America's future in space and operating experiments which can be returned to, and examined, on Earth", Air Force officials wrote in the X-37B fact sheet.

by | August 29, 2019 | 17:34

A crisis over burning forest in the Amazon is "incredibly tragic", actor Leonardo DiCaprio said on Monday, urging governments to do more, amid growing global outrage over the damage to the world's largest tropical rain forest. The government of Brazilian Head of state Jair Bolsonaro has determined to send in the army to aid battle the fires yet was slammed for not doing enough sooner.

by | August 25, 2019 | 01:47

NOAA forecasts an "above-normal" 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs from June 1 through November 30. As of right now, it's still way too early to say if this system will be an issue for the United States or not, so we'll continue to monitor it as it moves westward.

by | August 25, 2019 | 02:12

After learning that McClain had accessed the account, Worden filed an identity theft complaint to the Federal Trade Commission; her family also filed a complaint to NASA's Office of Inspector General, accusing McClain of getting improper access to financial records.

by | August 24, 2019 | 01:48

Instead, scientists have sent a humanoid nicknamed Fyodor (Skybot F-850), which is one of the latest versions of the FEDOR robot Russian Federation has been working on for years, Engadget reports . The ISS is a joint project of the space agencies of the United States, Russia , Europe, Japan and Canada. "That's connecting and disconnecting electric cables, using standard items from a screwdriver and a spanner to a fire extinguisher", Roscosmos State Corp for space activities ...

by | August 22, 2019 | 01:55

Space Command will be charged with defending our critical space assets from the increasing threats posed by potential adversaries", Donovan said. The U.S. military's highest-ranking officer. While the Space Force and the Space Command will work together, they are not the same entity. President Donald Trump's administration has already sent a bill to Congress aimed at establishing a sixth military branch equal in rank to the Army, Navy and Marines during the 2020 fiscal year, starting in ...

by | August 16, 2019 | 12:36

The supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* located in the middle of the Milky Way. Tuan Do of the University of California Los Angeles told ScienceAlert , 'I was pretty surprised at first and then very excited. The light that can be seen in the video is actually from the gas and dust swirling around the black hole, and not the black hole itself. The researchers observed the black hole for four nights in May using an infrared camera at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii .