Sci-tech

by | November 17, 2018 | 03:58

That's hard to do because, viewed from Earth, the planet is close to the star and swamped by its glare. Alpha Centauri's triple-star system (including Alpha Centauri A and B, plus Proxima Centauri ) are the only stars nearer. "We knew we would have to be patient". For most of human history, it was thought that the positions of the stars were fixed, but to modern astronomers, Barnard's Star is virtually zipping across the sky.

by | November 14, 2018 | 13:42

On top of this, the company has a private launch complex stationed on the remote Māhia Peninsula in eastern New Zealand that is licensed to launch up to 120 times per year. The first commercial flight of the Electron , which company called It's Business Time, started at 16:50 local time (07:50 Kiev time). A new production facility that was opened in Auckland last month by prime minister Jacinda Ardern and " Star Trek " star William Shatner is aiming to build, test and launch an Electron ...

by | November 12, 2018 | 01:00

Hawking passed away at the age of 76 back on March 14, 2018 after suffering from a motor neurone disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS ) for over 55 years. Hawking's items all combined sold for about $1,306,275 at the auction. A collection of Hawking's medals and awards fetched almost £300,000 ($392,000) more-again well above the expected price.

by | November 11, 2018 | 21:46

Air pollution continues to worsen in New Delhi especially during winter months. "We passed on the calls to the concerned police districts", said a senior police officer. Patna, Bihar: The monitoring station at the planetarium complex in Bihar's capital city read 416 - also categorised as severe - on the morning after Diwali.

by | November 10, 2018 | 01:38

The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the District of Montana dealt a stinging setback to Trump and the oil industry and served up a big win for conservationists and indigenous groups. TransCanada had recently announced plans to start construction next year, after a State Department review ordered by Morris concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated.

by | November 08, 2018 | 03:19

At the beginning of this year, however, the entrepreneur expressed the company's interest in the Indian market one more time. The tech entrepreneur tweeted about its plans for India in response to a query about the company's service capabilities outside North America.

by | November 08, 2018 | 03:16

So there's evidence both for and against the hypothesis that Oumuamua is a comet or comet-like. And scientists still don't know if it represents an entirely new class of objects - neither comet nor asteroid - that are hurtling through the galaxy.

by | November 08, 2018 | 01:33

Geoffrey Cox, the British attorney general and a supporter for the Leave campaign, has been given a permanent seat on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit war cabinet, according to a major British newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph .

by | November 05, 2018 | 05:45

Its a collective problem and I urge everyone to please work together. "Only then can we find a soln (sic)". Ashok Pandey, principal, Ahlcon International School in Mayur Vihar, said, "We have shifted the venue of morning assembly indoors and advised parents to send their wards wearing masks so whenever they are outdoors they have limited exposure to toxic air".

by | November 03, 2018 | 10:00

It was particularly humiliating for the PT - which was born out of the struggle against Brazil's brutal military dictatorship (1964-1985) - that the man who put the nail in its coffin was a former army captain who not only served that dictatorship, but continues to openly praise its use of torture and repression against leftists.

by | November 02, 2018 | 01:46

At its closest approach in 2024, the probe is due to get within 6.2 million kilometers of the Sun's surface. "It's been 78 days since the launch of Solar probe Parker , and now he approached the star closer of all previous spacecraft".

by | November 02, 2018 | 01:04

The most recent analysis of Kepler's discoveries concludes that 20 to 50 percent of the stars visible in the night sky are likely to have small (possibly rocky) exoplanets similar in size to Earth. Over the life of the mission, more than 100,000 of those stars were actively monitored by Kepler. The end of spacecraft operations means the end of new Kepler data, but project scientists said that the observations Kepler collected since its March 2009 launch will continue to be analyzed by ...

by | November 02, 2018 | 00:39

Although the official report on the cause of a Soyuz rocket failure won't be released until Thursday, a Russian official disclosed its central conclusion a day early, the country's news agency TASS reports . When the planned separation occurs, two of the three visible portions of the previous stage fall off and away from the spacecraft as they should, but the one on the left side of the video hangs on for an extra moment, tumbling towards the rocket rather than away from it.

by | October 30, 2018 | 22:16

The storm's winds have increased to 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane. But Oscar is no threat to the US and was deep in the Atlantic as of Sunday morning. The minimum central pressure has dropped to 989 mb. Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane later today. "Winds of 40 mph or greater extend outward up to 115 miles [185 km] from the center".

by | October 29, 2018 | 19:11

A haze engulfed Delhi, which continued to battle unsafe levels of pollution, as it recorded the worst air quality of this season during the day Sunday, officials said. The task force suggested discontinuing all construction activities between November 1 and November 10, involving excavation, stone crushers, and stone crushers that generate dust pollution.

by | October 29, 2018 | 18:43

Hurricane Oscar is now the eighth hurricane in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm was moving to the west at 12 miles per hour (19 kph). Under the heading Hazards Affecting Land, the hurricane center said: "None". Additional strengthening is expected, and Oscar could become a hurricane after transitioning to a tropical storm later this weekend or early next week.

by | October 27, 2018 | 23:45

But that's exactly what NASA captured in an image posted on Twitter of an iceberg in what appears to be the shape of a ideal rectangle. But these are just one of two kinds of iceberg classified by shape, called non-tabular icebergs. Sometimes, these tabular icebergs are huge in size, measuring hundreds of miles in length and hundreds of feet in height. "If you look at the recent icebergs that calved of iceberg A-68 (near Larsen C), you will see that many of them have pretty ...

by | October 26, 2018 | 06:27

Later Tuesday, the National Space Council , convened by the White House and chaired by the vice president, met at the National Defense University. This summer, Trump directed the Defense Department to begin the process of establishing a space-focused military service that would be a counterpart to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

by | October 25, 2018 | 06:47

Thomas Venning, head of books and manuscripts at Christie's , told the Associated Press that these papers "trace the development of his thought-this brilliant, electrifying intelligence". The items include one of Prof Hawking's wheelchairs, which will be sold to benefit the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association .

by | October 24, 2018 | 02:14

Daniel Brown, a senior hurricane specialist at the U.S. National Hurricane Center , said the hurricane has a small, but very distinct, eye. Willa's landfall will come three years to the day after the strongest hurricane to hit the Pacific coast, Patricia, a Category 5 storm, made landfall in Jalisco.

by | October 22, 2018 | 03:00

The NOAA said that the Southeast, Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley , and Mid-Atlantic all have equal chances for below-, near- or above-average temperatures. - No part of the U.S.is favored to have below-average temperatures. Nothing special. Just how we like it. The warmest conditions were found in the Southwest.

by | October 20, 2018 | 19:35

While it might sound implausible, Wu says the technology has been in the works for years and has now "matured" toward readiness. In fact, scientists think it will be eight times more luminous than the real moon . So the city of Chengdu hopes instead to launch a better and brighter artificial moon that could be bright enough to replace street lights. The fake moon is expected to be launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China's Sichuan province.

by | October 20, 2018 | 17:09

That's where scientists buried dozens of sensors to alert them to the shelf's condition under climate change. Scientists who monitor the Ross Ice Shelf in West Antarctica captured the unusual acoustic signal. The Antarctic ice sheet "song" was recorded at the Ross Ice Shelf is Antarctica's largest ice shelf, which is a Texas-sized glacier, which gains its volume thanks to the icy inner side of the continent's ice that floats atop the Southern Ocean.

by | October 20, 2018 | 12:31

Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague had to abort their mission on October 11 after the Soyuz rocket supposed to carry them to the International Space Station failed. "Were we going to end up landing in water? Big grins, he holds out a hand, I shake his hand and then we start cracking out a few jokes between us about how short our flight was", Hague said.

by | October 18, 2018 | 09:43

Malted barley gives beer much of its flavour, yet if it is too hot or there isn't enough water during critical growing stages, the malt can not be extracted. "But some of us have a personal love of beer and thought this might be interesting". It also found that even in less severe extreme events, beer consumption drops by 4% and prices rise by 15%.

by | October 18, 2018 | 09:28

That is sort of progress, right? "But I don't think you should bring your point of view ― she was trying to win over the president with her point of view". Trump has said he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris agreement, an worldwide pact to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, cars and industry.

by | October 13, 2018 | 12:25

The multi-millionaire admitted earlier this year that the number of spurious claims he has made about Virgin Galactic flight dates was "embarrassing". "Taking care of the mental health of staff, customers, and even the wider community should be a priority for any business", Branson said . In the Asia-Pacific, there are seven clubs each in Thailand and Australia.

by | October 13, 2018 | 09:29

While most residents fled ahead of the storm's arrival, others stayed to face the hurricane . Florida governor Rick Scott, called it "unimaginable destruction" and said: "So many lives have been changed forever". "A very risky storm surge will occur along the coast and well inland". This is a serious and life-threatening situation- don't take any chances. Marchetti said his volunteer search teams, consisting mostly of off-duty police officers and firefighters, also had rescued or ...

by | October 13, 2018 | 07:46

Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket, central to the company's ambitions to reach the moon, will ferry defense payloads into space for the Air Force . "We're making the most of the authorities Congress gave us and we will no longer be reliant on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine", said Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson.

by | October 11, 2018 | 05:28

Hurricane Florence has weakened to a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, with little change in strength expected before it moves inland on Friday, the U.S. Officials in New Bern, which dates to the early 18th century, said more than 100 people were rescued from floods and the downtown are was under water by Friday afternoon.

by | October 11, 2018 | 03:58

Storm surge warnings were also in place along the Florida and Alabama coasts. A quarter of a million homes and businesses already were without power, and the number was rising rapidly. Central pressure is the measure of how much the atmosphere in the middle of a storm weighs. Alabama is under a statewide state of emergency ahead of the hurricane, along with 92 counties in southern Georgia and 35 counties in Florida.

by | October 11, 2018 | 04:00

It had maximum sustained winds of almost 100 miles per hour, with some higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center . As of this morning, Michael was located near latitude 21.2 North, longitude 84.9 West. Carpenter said conditions could "start deteriorating" in Beaufort County late Tuesday at the earliest, but effects would be more likely Wednesday or Thursday.

by | October 10, 2018 | 01:34

As of the 4pm CDT advisory Monday evening, Michael was a category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. Overall, it's highly likely that Michael's storm surge will cause erosion at the base of the dune line for 75 percent of Florida's Gulf Coast beaches .

by | October 10, 2018 | 00:58

Scientists with the Nobel Prize-winning IPCC said in order to have even a 50-50 chance of staying under the 1.5 degree cap, the world must become "carbon neutral" by 2050. The report laid out how the changes to climate, environment and human life would be less devastating and unsafe if the global temperature rise is contained at below 1.5 degree instead of 2 degree Celsius - the existing primary goal of the Paris Agreement.

by | October 09, 2018 | 01:15

As of the 4am advisory, Michael is nearly a hurricane with sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. "Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area along the U.S. Predictions from the National Weather Service say the area can expect 2 to 4 inches of rain and it has a good chance of seeing tropical storm wind speeds.