Sci-tech

by | July 26, 2018 | 11:43

A total eclipse will start at 1:00 am (July 28). THIS weekend stargazers will be treated to a once in a lifetime lunar eclipse event - but you'll have to get up early. Stargazers around the world-with the exception of North America-will be able to catch at least a partial glimpse of the July 2018 lunar eclipse during the almost four hours it will be visible in the sky.

by | July 26, 2018 | 10:59

Scientists have found the first persistent water source on Mars, 1.5km below the planet's south polar ice cap. The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft used radar to detect a lake of liquid water on the Red Planet . On Earth, microbial life persists down in the dark, frigid waters of one such lake. "This took us long years of data analysis and struggles to find a good method to be sure that what we were observing was unambiguously liquid water", said study co-author Enrico ...

by | July 25, 2018 | 14:47

Steven", as per media reports . This year, the Elon Musk-founded company launched its maiden voyage of the huge Falcon Heavy rocket, which is effectively three Falcon 9 boosters strapped together. The 19-V is the first of two spacecraft owned by Telesat , a telecom satellite operator based on Ottawa. Telstar 19 VANTAGE will maintain a geosynchronous orbit, and will enter commercial operations once its in-orbit tests are completed.

by | July 23, 2018 | 09:06

Other items include parts of the wing and propeller from the Wright Brothers Flyer, the plane used in the first-ever manned flight in 1903, which Armstrong took with him on the mission. Dubbed the Armstrong Family Collection, the collection contains more than 2,000 items and will be under the hammer in a series of three auctions. " He did save all the items, so he obviously felt they were worth saving ".

by | July 21, 2018 | 04:25

Ian Sample at The Guardian reports the discovery of 12 new moons orbiting the gas giant , including one oddball flying in the wrong direction. "It is moving prograde while all the other objects at a similar distance from Jupiter are moving retrograde ". Unlike other prograde moons , it also crosses paths with the retrograde moons, meaning it has a much higher chance of colliding with them in time.

by | July 19, 2018 | 02:58

The test flight also carried 12 payloads and even a passenger - specifically an instrumented dummy brilliantly named "Mannequin Skywalker". As planned, the high-altitude firing pushed the capsule past the boundary of outer space, to an unofficial maximum altitude of 389,846 feet, or 119 kilometers.

by | July 17, 2018 | 23:13

In March 2017, Jupiter was in the ideal location to be observed using the Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, which has the Dark Energy Camera and can survey the sky for faint objects. Is there life beyond Earth? A prograde satellite may simply have been floating through the solar system before being captured by Jupiter. But the discovery might be short-lived because Valetudo faces destruction in head-on collisions.

by | July 14, 2018 | 06:00

As of 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday, the storm was about 315 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, moving northeast at about 22 mph. Tropical Storm Chris , which has been lingering off the North Carolina coast for several days, has finally begun to move northward, as well as develop the qualities of a hurricane.

by | July 12, 2018 | 22:11

The scientists debunk the notion that the tendency toward a "giant body" occurred during the Jurassic but instead began to occur some 30 million years before the first modern sauropods appeared. What is really unexpected is that the lessemsaurids achieved their huge bodies independently of the big sauropods like Brontosaurus and Diplodocus , which did indeed evolve later during the Jurassic.

by | July 12, 2018 | 20:41

Jones is a former career prosecutor who touted his civil rights wins during his insurgent campaign. "People kept talking about different names", Trump said of speculation about who might be next to leave the court. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., joined Smith in tweeting about Kavanaugh's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ruling earlier this year, and statements the judge has made in favor of a net neutrality repeal.

by | July 10, 2018 | 04:09

Last week, Seattle became the country's first major city to ban single use plastic straws. Starbucks - which has more than 28,000 stores and generated $22.4 billion in annual revenue previous year - is the largest retailer to commit to eliminating single-use plastic straws.

by | July 08, 2018 | 02:26

A tropical depression is a low-pressure system with thunderstorms that produce maximum winds of about 39 miles per hour. Some strengthening is forecast to occur and the system could become a Tropical Storm later today or Friday. The storm is still expected to dissipate rapidly by Monday or Tuesday, however, we'll be monitoring the storm over the next 5 days. A west-northwest trajectory would steer this disturbance into an area that won't really favor any tropical development.

by | July 08, 2018 | 02:17

Additionally, the global team established stem cell lines from blastocysts of the SWR with typical features of embryonic stem cells. This was made possible by a method called "assisted reproduction techniques" or ART. If the researchers can repeat their success with eggs from a northern white rhino female, then there's hope for these animals after all. The goal of simply preserving the subspecies' genes in a new hybrid rhino (in captivity), and whether it would be worth all the effort, is ...

by | July 08, 2018 | 01:20

President Trump announced the news on Twitter Thursday after accepting Pruitt's resignation . For Carol McKinny, a member of Indivisible Lake County - a group that resists the Trump administration agenda on a number of issues by incentivizing local volunteers - Pruitt's departure is on some level a win for the nation.

by | July 05, 2018 | 12:14

Woolworths announced last week that their reusable bags would be given away for free for 10 days until Sunday July 8 while customers got used to the absence of single-use bags. Coles , Australia's second-largest retailer, has gradually halted the use of disposable plastic bags starting Sunday, as did major retailers. July 1, in two Australian States (Queensland and Western Australia ) came into force a ban on the use of disposable plastic bags.

by | July 04, 2018 | 06:33

A total of 26 percent of Trump voters told pollsters that Supreme Court nominees were the most important factor in their voting, compared with only 18 percent of Clinton voters who felt that way. The question "loomed large" among the other Supreme Court justices in a number of important decisions, his former law clerk Joshua Matz told ABC News' "Start Here" podcast on Thursday.

by | July 03, 2018 | 07:02

Harvey Reall , professor of theoretical physics at Cambridge University who worked with Hawking for more than 20 years. "That made Stephen Hawking a kind of brand name". "This complete set of laws can give us the answers to questions like how did the universe begin", he also previously said. I very much like to remember him by pasting below a picture taken during a free-fall flight - a tale-telling proof that he wouldn't resign to his life challenges.

by | July 02, 2018 | 05:58

President Ronald Reagan appointed Kennedy, but the justice was considered a swing vote during his time on the bench. "That's a big one". He said he is "very proud" of his successful nomination of conservative Justice Neil M. "He's an outstanding talent", Trump said of Lee. This comes after the president revealed the date to reporters on Air Force One Friday, and also noted he is considering five people for the pending vacancy, which includes two female judges.

by | July 02, 2018 | 02:55

The screen displays a simplified cartoon face which will be used to work together with humans on Bot ISS. During its open-ended stay on the space station, Cimon should grow ever smarter and more knowledgeable, its system updated via IBM's Cloud.

by | July 02, 2018 | 02:16

Canada-based Enbridge calls that a "good outcome for Minnesota". "It is a very positive and extremely critical step in this whole process", said Chris Bloomer, CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association on Friday. Line 3 runs from Alberta across North Dakota and Minnesota to Enbridge's terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. Recognized parties, including Enbridge, environmental and indigenous groups, have 20 days from the time a written order is issued - likely in a couple of weeks - to ask ...

by | July 02, 2018 | 01:46

Gusty winds, low relative humidity and high heat will bring the next round of high fire conditions across parts of Northern California and Utah. One different thing we'll be dealing with is an increased threat for showers and thunderstorms. " Take it easy if you are working or playing outdoors as the heat stress will catch up with you quickly", he said.

by | July 01, 2018 | 03:27

The poll was conducted before Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement , the Kaiser Foundation said. This comes after the president revealed the date to reporters on Air Force One Friday, and also noted he is considering five people for the pending vacancy, which includes two female judges.

by | July 01, 2018 | 01:00

Rerun here the debate about whether Senate Republicans unfairly kept Obama from replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016, or whether Republicans merely were following the dictates of Democratic Sens. President Donald Trump says he met with Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy at the White House on Wednesday shortly before the announcement of the justice's retirement.

by | June 29, 2018 | 14:42

Collins said she has the "utmost respect" for Kennedy's service and integrity during his time on the nation's highest court and labeled him "an ideal justice". Crawford points out that he refused to overturn Roe v. Wade , and he also constrained the bolder conservatives on the court, pulling them back a little bit.

by | June 26, 2018 | 02:45

Rail cars carrying crude oil are shown derailed about a mile south of Doon, Iowa, on Friday, June 22, 2018. Beaudo also did not know whether the derailed oil cars were the safer, newer tankers meant to help prevent leaks in the event of an accident.

by | June 24, 2018 | 13:07

Once they had their results, the pupils sent their data to local MPs and councillors to demand action against air pollution . All participants had put on masks, not only to prevent themselves from the poor air quality, but also to create awareness among the people, lead campaigner for Climate Agenda Ekta Shekhar told PTI over the phone.

by | June 22, 2018 | 05:28

In the wild, if not succumbing to numerous threats, female Sumatran Orang-utans would rarely live past 50 years of age. "Over the years Puan's eyelashes had greyed, her movement had slowed down and her mind had started to wander", said Martina Hart, Puan's chief zookeeper for 18 years, in an obituary published in The West Australian newspaper .

by | June 19, 2018 | 16:43

For no reason other than the fact it's amusing, here's a photo of US Vice President Mike Pence , who was also present at the meeting, looking like he's trying to telekenetically move the rover model sitting in front of him. Ms White said in the statement: "We understand the President's guidance". The Air Force had no immediate comment. The news release from the White House lays out a plan for US space policy going forward.

by | June 17, 2018 | 10:40

Jahda Swanborough, Lead, Environmental Initiatives at the World Economic Forum , said: "News that the world's largest ice sheet is melting more rapidly is a loud wake-up call". Antarctica is covered by ice sheets that get channelled into the oceans through a network of ice streams and glaciers and the continent has seen a reduction in the extent of floating ice shelves.

by | June 14, 2018 | 15:59

The storm is now about 10 billion acres in size, which is enough to cover North America and Russian Federation, or more than one-quarter of Mars . NASA's Opportunity rover's science operations have been temporarily suspended as it waits out a growing dust storm on Mars, the U.S.

by | June 14, 2018 | 15:09

Canada, Mexico and the United States each have a proven track record of staging successful FIFA football tournaments, with Mexico hosting the World Cup in 1970 and 1986 and the United States hosting the 1994 finals. One-by-one, cities from coast-to-coast started confirming their participation in the fledgling league, with excitement rising after every announcement.

by | June 13, 2018 | 20:28

On Sunday evening, French farmers launched blockades of the country's 14 refineries to protest imports of low cost palm oil for manufacturing biofuel. Total's initiative to import palm oil for its biofuel plant was just "the last straw", the representative added. Palm oil is cheaper than rapeseed oil as a feedstock for biodiesel.

by | June 09, 2018 | 20:54

Slower-moving storms mean greater rainfall totals, as seen with Hurricane Harvey in Texas previous year. In the western north Pacific, the slowdown's been 30 percent; in the "Australian" region it's 19 percent. "Nothing good can come of a slower storm", Kossin told Mashable . Previous research has shown that a warmer climate can hold more water moisture, so when it rains, it rains more .

by | June 08, 2018 | 09:28

While Curiosity encountered organic carbon on the planet's surface back in 2012 and again in 2013 , NASA said Thursday this most recent find was in concentrations 100 times greater than earlier detections. "The Martian surface is exposed to radiation from space". "These clathrates lock the methane inside a water-ice crystal structure and are incredibly stable for millions of years until environmental conditions change and suddenly they can release that gas", says Duffy.

by | June 04, 2018 | 20:38

The plan would direct regional transmission operators to buy power from coal and nuclear plants for two years to ensure grid reliability, "promote the national defense and maximize domestic energy supplies". U.S. Defense Department installations are 99 percent dependent on the commercial power grid, one reason that electric system reliability is vitally important to national defense and homeland security, the memo asserts.