Sci-tech

by | March 14, 2019 | 01:10

Toyota , with the help of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), intends to allow two astronauts to go for an extended joy ride on the Moon 10 years from now. The company has been studying the possibility of making the rover since last summer, but it signed a new agreement this week to accelerate the project with JAXA, Japan's space agency.

by | March 13, 2019 | 03:31

The Yurok ban came in the wake of the federal Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) decision on November 19 to approve genetically engineered salmon, dubbed "Frankenfish", as being fit for human consumption, in spite of massive public opposition to the decision by fishermen, Tribes, environmental organizations and public interest organizations.

by | March 13, 2019 | 01:58

It marks the first time in 50 years that a capsule designed for astronauts returned from space by plopping into the Atlantic. Due to the scuttling of the NASA Space Shuttle Program in 2011, only Russian rockets are in use. To say that the Crew Dragon did well would be a huge understatement. But this test flight's success, along with its data, should allow SpaceX and NASA to close out those systems in the coming months.

by | March 10, 2019 | 01:41

The new finding of 1.5 trillion solar masses puts the Milky Way among the universe's larger galaxies. The new 1.5 trillion solar mass estimate fits right in with previous research on the subject that put the mass of our galaxy at 500 billion to 3 trillion solar masses.

by | March 08, 2019 | 06:25

The plaque reads "Am Israel Hai" (long live the people of Israel) and bears the words "small country big dreams", alongside the Israeli flag. The Israeli mission comes amid renewed global interest in the moon, 50 years after American astronauts first walked on its surface.

by | March 06, 2019 | 05:53

The topper of the list and the victor of the "most polluted city" tag was Gurugram (or Gurgaon), which lies in the NCR region of the country. According to the report given out by Greenpeace , India has highlighted that the alarming increase in air pollution may cause 7 million premature deaths globally next year due to unequal distribution of PM2.5 particles contributing to air pollution.

by | March 04, 2019 | 04:08

CST on March 2nd. The last time NASA astronauts flew to the International Space Station on an American spacecraft was almost eight years ago. NASA's Steve Stich, deputy manager of the Commercial Crew Program , said: "It's time to fly the SpaceX Demo-1 mission".

by | March 04, 2019 | 01:12

After holding position to await more favorable lighting, the spacecraft resumed its approach and eased in for docking, engaging the station's International Docking Adapter at 5:51 a.m. Ever since NASA retired the space shuttle in 2011, the USA has been hitching rides to and from the space station aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Believe it or not, the US Saturday launched a spaceship that can carry astronauts to outer space.

by | March 03, 2019 | 04:44

In the Amazon rainforest , a team of researchers recorded spiders and other arthropods such as centipedes feasting on tadpoles, lizards, frogs, and, on one very memorable occasion, a tarantula the size of a dinner plate killing a young opossum and dragging it off to devour at leisure.

by | March 03, 2019 | 02:42

Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a 54-year-old Washington insider with years of experience working as a congressional staffer, was nominated by Trump in January to permanently replace Scott Pruitt, who resigned in July after widespread criticism over his spending and conduct in office.

by | March 03, 2019 | 00:56

The only passenger was a life-size test dummy named Ripley. Following the retirement of American shuttles, NASA paid companies such as SpaceX and Boeing about $8 billion to build and operate crew capsules to carry astronauts to and from the space station.

by | February 24, 2019 | 04:26

It calls for updating ALL U.S. buildings to be energy efficient, knocking down those, which can not be saved, transitioning away from fossil fuels within ten years, and culling farting cows. This is how @SenFeinstein reacted to children asking her to support the #GreenNewDeal resolution - with smugness + disrespect. "I want the children to know they were heard loud and clear".

by | February 23, 2019 | 02:00

Israel advanced in the space race Friday as a company sent the first-ever private spacecraft to land on the moon. Touchdown would be April 11 at the Sea of Serenity. It will be the first such space capsule to land on the moon on a private initiative rather than on a government-funded enterprise. Israel aims to land on the moon after hitching a ride with SpaceX.

by | February 23, 2019 | 01:58

The US Air Force also has a small research spacecraft aboard the rocket, for a one-year mission in orbit around Earth. If it is successful, it will join an exclusive club of countries, including the United States, Russia, and China in pulling off the landing.

by | February 22, 2019 | 05:41

Forecasters said it's less likely that Cyclone Oma will cross the Queensland coast, but people are still being warned to expect high winds and unsafe swell. "There are going to be hazardous conditions on our surf and there could be waves up to seven metres over the course of the weekend, and in some instances it may be higher", Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Friday.

by | February 22, 2019 | 01:43

He described the female-about as long as an adult human's thumb, and four times larger than a European honeybee-as a "large, black, wasp-like insect, with enormous jaws like a stag beetle". It would be another 120 before the creepy critters were seen again, when entomologist Adam Messer rediscovered them in 1981 on three Indonesian islands.

by | February 20, 2019 | 01:56

It happens when a full moon coincides with the moment our satellite reaches its perigee, which is the closest point of its orbit to Earth. A term originally coined by the Native American community, the term snow moon now features in the Old Farmer's Almanac and is said to refer more generally to a full moon during cold temperatures when snow is traditionally on the ground.

by | February 19, 2019 | 02:09

The full moon in February is often referred to as the snow moon because of the time of year that it occurs, as the month often sees the heaviest snowfall (although it's not looking likely here in Blighty). The next supermoon will take place on March 21, just four hours after the March equinox-when day and night are the same length, with days in the northern Hemisphere getting longer thereafter.

by | February 18, 2019 | 14:13

Which is why Jody Wilson-Raybould asked me if I was directing her, or going to direct her, to take a particular decision and I, of course, said no, that it was her decision to make and I expected her to make it. He tells Raj it's important for Wilson-Raybould to come forward - in his committee or elsewhere - to tell her story. " Wilson Raybould is a person of extraordinary principle, leadership and belief in progressive politics of support for all people".

by | February 18, 2019 | 13:53

Five years later, he remained positive about mission. "We had no clue what they were...initially". It managed to travel 28 miles, until it reached its final spot in Perseverance Valley. Earlier this year, China scored the first successful sprouting of plants from seeds during the ongoing Chang'e-4 mission which placed the first ever probe on the far side of the Moon .

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:49

Remarkably agile until communication ended last June, Opportunity roamed a record 45 kilometres around Mars. The programme has had an extraordinary record of success: 45.2km traversed, more than the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 moon rover during the 1970s and more than the rover that United States astronauts took to the moon on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

by | February 12, 2019 | 02:14

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Sunday endorsed a Green New Deal, saying the blueprint needs fine-turning but provides a framework for addressing climate change and revamping the Rust Belt economy. Capturing a sentiment often expressed by those who want to see the resolution passed, Organic Consumers Association worldwide director Ronnie Cummins described it as "the only solution that matches the scale of our multiple crises, including global warming, corporate control ...

by | February 11, 2019 | 00:53

At 4th warmest, only 2016, 2017, and 2015 have been warmer than 2018, and the past five years, taken together, are the warmest years in the modern temperature record. The past five years were the warmest ever on record , a NASA official said on Wednesday in NY. Such cold weather has made it really hard for many to believe that global warming is real.

by | February 10, 2019 | 02:12

The officials said the government would have been remiss not to deliberate over the fate of the Quebec giant, given that a prosecution could bankrupt the company, putting thousands of Canadians out of work. Reacting to the prime minister's comments and the report, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the allegations in the story are "incredibly shocking", and said Trudeau's "carefully crafted" answers so far, fall short.

by | February 08, 2019 | 00:41

Ocasio-Cortez said she was not offended that Pelosi called the resolution "the green dream". The most visible House Democrat on climate change won't get a seat on Nancy Pelosi's select committee addressing the issue. Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement that the plan will create "unprecedented levels of prosperity and wealth for all while ensuring economic and environmental justice and security".

by | February 07, 2019 | 14:13

In a letter to staff, Nissan chairman Gianluca de Ficchy said uncertainty over the UK's relationship with the European Union after Brexit was not helping companies with long-term planning.Judith Doyle said the Government needed to let businesses know where they stood.

by | February 06, 2019 | 05:36

The movement forced scientists to update the World Magnetic Model (WMM), which is used by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and militaries around the world, for its location. Daniel Lathrop, a geophysicist at the University of Maryland, said: "It's not a question of it it's going to reverse, the question is when it's going to reverse".

by | February 05, 2019 | 02:44

NASA believes the cavity is big enough to have contained 14billion tons of ice, most of which melted only in the last three years. If the entire glacier would melt the level of the sea would rise by approximately 2 feet or 65 centimeters.

by | February 03, 2019 | 11:57

They found a cavity 1,000-feet tall that was "big enough to have contained 14 billion tons of ice-and most of that ice melted over the last three years ". Thwaites Glacier is located in West Antarctica, an area that is facing what could be runaway melt owing to geography and inescapable heat. They used NASA's ice-penetrating radar to get their data.

by | February 03, 2019 | 07:39

The immigrants' Candlemas tradition traces back as far as the early 1700s when they began arriving in Pennsylvania. Gentlemen in top hats form the inner circle and look after Phil and their prediction was somewhat a surprise as in past years they have often announced six more weeks of winter.

by | January 30, 2019 | 09:29

More broadly, the intelligence report on which Coats and the heads of other intelligence agencies based their testimony predicted that security threats to the United States and its allies this year will expand and diversify, driven in part by China and Russian Federation.

by | January 30, 2019 | 01:27

As Chicago and much of the Midwest braced for a unsafe blast of Arctic air - the worst in recent memory - President Trump leaped at the chance to take a questionable swipe at one of his favorite targets, global warming . The Toronto Star's Washington correspondent, Daniel Dale, publicly grappled with whether Trump's latest foolish remarks deserved any attention. I don't think it's a hoax.

by | January 29, 2019 | 05:24

A winter storm brought several inches of snow to northern IL as the region braces for record-low subzero temperatures. Widespread wind chills are now predicted on American modeling forecasts to be in deep negatives: For example, in Northern Ohio there could be a -40 degree wind chill; In Kentucky, -3 to -12; In North Dakota.

by | January 22, 2019 | 03:40

Ireland is due to experience its most impressive lunar eclipse for the next 14 years on Monday, 21 January. The moon was in flawless alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon on the opposite side of Earth from the sun. A picture taken on January 21, 2019 in Le Mans northwestern France shows the moon behind the statue named "L'envol". A super blood wolf moon occurs when a blood moon and supermoon occur simultaneously and was best seen from the United Kingdom at around 5.10am - ...

by | January 20, 2019 | 17:44

The Lunar eclipse is an event which occurs when the moon passes directly behind the earth and into its shadow . As the shadow starts to fall on the lunar surface, it looks as if a bite has been taken out of the moon - a phase known as a partial eclipse .