Sci-tech

by | December 11, 2018 | 12:44

Its recent readings show a steep decline in solar wind particles indicating it is now in interstellar space. It takes almost 17 hours for a radio signal, traveling at the speed of light from Earth, to reach Voyager 2 - as a comparison, it takes a little more than eight minutes for light to travel from the sun to Earth.

by | December 10, 2018 | 12:01

Three scientific and technological experiments will also be carried out. China has promoted worldwide cooperation in its lunar exploration program, with four scientific payloads of the Chang'e-4 mission developed by scientists from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.

by | December 10, 2018 | 02:50

Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), said that capturing the sound waves on the red planet was unexpected and that its mission was dedicated to detecting the motion on Mars which also includes the motion caused by the sound waves.

by | December 09, 2018 | 10:16

Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rolling back a regulation for coal plants that would allow new plants a lower standard on carbon emissions . "The forward curve for natural gas looks exceedingly attractive", he said. Earlier proposals would dismantle a plan meant to shift the national electrical grid away from coal and toward cleaner-burning solar and wind power, and would relax pending tougher mileage standards for cars and light trucks.

by | December 09, 2018 | 02:21

The study was published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed British journal Nature . "As a result, Greenland melt is adding to sea level more than any time during the last three and a half centuries, if not thousands of years", said Luke Trusel, a glaciologist at Rowan University's School of Earth & Environment.

by | December 08, 2018 | 17:43

But the tall portion of the rocket missed its goal of securing an upright landing on the solid ground at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1. The Dragon space capsule that SpaceX used for the current mission was earlier used in February 20017 as part of the CCRS-10 supply mission.

by | December 08, 2018 | 15:27

The rocket launch will be livestreamed from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This is why the booster managed to make an upright landing in the ocean. Today continues an extraordinary week for orbital launches. It could be that deployment of the landing legs stabilized the vehicle, but he said it needs to be investigated in detail.

by | December 07, 2018 | 06:38

The commercial partners announced today will develop their own spacecrafts to get NASA's payloads, and those of other customers, into space. NASA has picked nine USA companies to bid for as-yet unannounced contracts related to a return to the moon.

by | December 07, 2018 | 02:44

Unfortunately for SpaceX, the launch of the cargo resupply trip wasn't quite flawless. SpaceX is contracted to carry out resupply missions to the ISS through 2024 using the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft. A stalled hydraulic pump for one of the booster's grid fins caused it to enter into a rapid spin on its return flight. "Ships en route to rescue Falcon", he wrote.

by | December 06, 2018 | 01:04

He said: "If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon". About 10 people attended the event, where speakers claimed that temperature increases recorded in recent decades are largely due to increased activity from the sun.

by | December 05, 2018 | 14:47

Stakes were high for Monday's launch , the first to carry a crew since a previous mission to the space station in October was aborted two minutes into the flight after a booster failed to properly separate from the rocket. "We are psychologically and technically prepared for blast-off and any situation which, may occur on board". "Welcome to Space! The trio is now safely in orbit and solar arrays have successfully deployed on their Soyuz spacecraft".

by | December 04, 2018 | 14:00

The aircraft positioned itself within 12 miles (19 kilometers) of the diamond-shaped space rock. It is not impossible that asteroids like it delivered the building blocks of life to the early Earth - the mission could help us investigate this theory.

by | December 04, 2018 | 13:53

Poland's deputy environment minister, Michal Kurtyka, who is chairing the conference, urged envoys from nearly 200 nations to use the time between Sunday and December 14 to make progress on fleshing out the 2015 Paris agreement . "The good news is that we do know a lot of what we need to be able to do to get there", said David Waskow of the World Resources Institute . "Time is running out", Attenborough said .

by | December 03, 2018 | 15:52

Dozens of cars were torched by the gangs of rioters , some of whom wore gas masks and ski goggles to lessen the effects of tear gas which was sacked continually by police. Commentators on television said it's the most extensive violence in Paris since the May 1968 student uprisings. "He should take a lesson out of the president's own book", Gorka said on Fox & Friends .

by | December 02, 2018 | 07:25

The 880-pound (360 kg) InSight - its name is short for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport - marks the 21st US-launched Mars mission, dating back to the Mariner fly-bys of the 1960s. A post-launch press conference is planned for 2200 GMT. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. The successful landing is a feat of engineering and space savvy, as only about 40 percent of missions that have been sent to Mars (by any space ...

by | December 02, 2018 | 01:36

The research will help get astronauts back to the moon more quickly and safely, according to NASA officials. The nine companies now eligible to bid on CLPS are: Astrobotic Technology Inc., Deep Space Systems , Draper , Firefly Aerospace Inc., Intuitive Machines LLC., Lockheed Martin Space, Masten Space Systems Inc., Moon Express and Orbit Beyond.

by | December 01, 2018 | 01:08

The Commercial Lunar Payload Services contracts announced Thursday have a combined maximum value of $2.6 billion over the next 10 years. Each consortium will file bids with NASA , which will issue contracts based on price, time to launch, and technical feasibility.

by | November 30, 2018 | 12:18

On clear days, the panels will provide InSight with between 600 and 700 watts, which is roughly enough to power a standard kitchen blender. Together, the instruments will study geological processes, said Bruce Banerdt , InSight's principal investigator at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory .

by | November 27, 2018 | 13:00

In an online video posted on Monday, He Jiankui , a biological researcher, announced that twin baby girls, Lulu and Nana, born healthy a few weeks ago, were conceived through in vitro fertilization and genetically edited for immunity to HIV infection.

by | November 27, 2018 | 09:15

Because of the distance between Earth and Mars, it took eight minutes for confirmation to arrive, relayed by a pair of tiny satellites that had been trailing InSight throughout the six-month, 300-million-mile (482-million-kilometer) journey.

by | November 26, 2018 | 16:27

If successful, the entry, descent and landing of the Mars InSight - created to be the first mission to listen to the interior of another planet and reveal how rocky planets formed - will add another success to NASA's record when it comes to sending spacecraft to Mars.

by | November 26, 2018 | 14:34

Climate change will have a far-reaching affect on the U.S. if more is not done to combat it, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment by the U.S. But if we continue business-as-usual (and don't change our energy or agriculture systems to emit less heat-trapping greenhouse gases), the average temperature could go up by as much as 11 degrees by the end of this century.

by | November 24, 2018 | 06:21

Sea level changes "might reshape the U.S. population distribution", says the report, entitled the National Climate Assessment. The document's release was important in tackling a misconception by Americans that the changing climate doesn't harm them personally, instead "showing how climate change is already affecting each one of us, whether we live in Texas or Minnesota or Hawai'i or Florida", said Hayhoe, the Texas Tech climate scientist.

by | November 22, 2018 | 09:12

The 45-kilometre-wide crater has a "geologically rich terrain" that is ideal for analysing the planet's surface as well as investigating "signs of ancient habitable conditions", the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. Scientists have debated where to land the rover for the past four years, and whittled down their decision from more than 60 possible sites. Jezero Crater's ancient lake-delta system offers many promising sampling targets of at least five different kinds of rock.

by | November 22, 2018 | 01:45

The sources confirmed that it is the recent behaviour of the SpaceX founder that triggered the investigation, which will "take a close look at the culture of the companies" and comprise of a months-long assessment and hundreds of interviews created to evaluate the culture of the workplaces.

by | November 21, 2018 | 15:35

Marine conservation officials said it was not possible to determine if the plastic had caused the whale's death because of the animal's advanced state of decay. These statistics make for grim reading, especially when the diversity and variety of Indonesia's marine life is taken into consideration. Indonesia's coordinating minister for maritime affairs, Luhut Binsar Panddjaitan, said more needed to be done to create awareness about the impact of plastic waste in our oceans .

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".