Sci-tech

by | August 16, 2018 | 11:10

The system has about two days to develop into a pure tropical storm before the environment becomes hostile for development. In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists. So, you're feeling pretty good about all this - we're approaching the peak of hurricane season and you haven't had to think about those shutters or emergency supplies yet.

by | August 15, 2018 | 23:02

The national Board of the United States of America on Aeronautics and research of space administration ( NASA ) launched the automatic station Parker Solar Probe to study the Sun . According to The Sunday Times , Nasa briefly lost contact with the spacecraft, creating a "nervous" atmosphere in the mission control room until communications resumed.

by | August 15, 2018 | 18:24

Under Scott's July emergency order , the DEP provided $1.3 million in grant funding to Lee County to help clean up the affects of red tide. Direction for VISIT FLORIDA to begin developing a marketing campaign to assist Southwest Florida communities that will start following this year's red tide blooms .

by | August 14, 2018 | 08:27

Now it will spend the next seven years flying through the sun's outer atmosphere in what Nasa has called "a daring mission to shed light on the mysteries of our closest star". Scientists have been debating these questions for decades but NASA said technology has only come far enough in the past few decades to make the solar mission a reality.

by | August 13, 2018 | 08:26

According to Nasa , the meteor shower will enjoy its highest activity from 4 pm ET (9 pm BST) on Sunday 12th until 4 am (9 am BST) on Monday 13th. This year's Perseid meteor shower promises to be one of the best for stargazers as a new Moon bringing darker skies.

by | August 12, 2018 | 16:57

Erich Fitzgerald, a Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology. This ancient shark was over 30 feet in length and was one of the most magnificent sea predators of its times, and was closely related with the famous Megalodon . This is because sharks can lose even one tooth a day and their skeletons are made of cartilage, which is hard to fossilize. Fitzgerald's team has finished their field research and are now working to learn more about how the teeth of the Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed ...

by | August 12, 2018 | 15:11

The mission is named for Dr Eugene Parker , a physicist at the University of Chicago who proposed the existence of solar wind . It is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft after someone still alive. Finally, after two firings of the second-stage engine, the Parker Solar Probe and its Northrup Grumman solid-fuel upper stage were released from the Delta 4.

by | August 12, 2018 | 11:10

The probe will fly through the sun's corona to gather data on the sun's great mysteries, such as the solar winds that create aurorae on Earth and disrupt satellites and power grids. "The primary science goals for the mission are to trace how energy and heat move through the solar corona and to explore what accelerates the solar wind as well as solar energetic particles", explained NASA.

by | August 12, 2018 | 00:59

Canadian and USA scientists are particularly anxious to save J50, a juvenile female that has the potential to reproduce and assist with the population's recovery. Another possibility is administering a long-acting antibiotic with a pole injection system if they're able to get close enough to the orca. The orca known as J50 appears emaciated and scientists have said she may have only days to live.

by | August 11, 2018 | 21:43

On its current track, the storm is forecast to pass south of Hawaii later today. A Category Four storm on the Saffir Simpson scale is capable of doing widespread major structural and infrastructure damage; it can easily tear off roofing, shatter windows, uproot palm trees and turn them into projectiles that can kill people.

by | August 11, 2018 | 19:20

The partial solar eclipse is expected to take place during early hours of August 11, but only some parts of the planet will be able to witness it. Depending on where you are in the world, you may have been able to witness the Moon slightly obscure the Sun in a partial solar eclipse today.

by | August 11, 2018 | 18:42

But it's not enough for many farmers. With no feed, farmers have been forced to ship in grain or hay from other parts of the country to keep sheep and cattle alive, spending thousands of extra dollars a week just to stay afloat. The government would have been better off subsidizing professional shooters to reduce kangaroo numbers more humanely, he said. "This is probably the worst possible outcome for the kangaroo, but we do understand the plight farmers are in", Mr Borda added.

by | August 11, 2018 | 16:16

Sunday night looks to be the best night with mainly clear skies overhead. The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is peaking this weekend over Mid-Michigan! This year it will be at its peak on the evenings of August 11 and 12. You'll need to let your eyes adjust to the darkness. The key to seeing a meteor is to take in as much sky as possible. The short answer is, if you find a dark spot away from the streetlights and get your eyes adjusted, weather permitting, you might be able to see some.

by | August 11, 2018 | 05:41

Notably, the Parker Solar Probe is also the first NASA spacecraft to be named after a living person. But it can withstand 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1,370 degrees Celsius) as well as extreme radiation, thanks to its high-tech carbon. Scientists also hope the probe can help them to answer why the corona, the outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere, is 300 times hotter than its surface.

by | August 11, 2018 | 04:38

The flash flooding came about after a hot spell in France, and the Ceze and L'Ardeche rivers quickly burst their banks. Everything is being done to try and find him, with waterways being searched where possible. A spokesman for the Gard Prefectures said: 'It is hoped that the flooding will reach its peak by around 11pm on Thursday'. The public prosecutor for the region confirmed to AFP that the president and vice-president of the association that brought the children from Leverkusen to the ...

by | August 10, 2018 | 23:09

But you don't need to stare at Perseus to spot meteors - in fact, it may be better to simply stare unfocused into the sky and let your more-sensitive peripheral vision do the heavy lifting. They aren't very bright, so you have to get out of the city lights to see them. In a similar way the Geminid meteor shower in December appears to originate from the constellation Gemini.

by | August 10, 2018 | 05:31

Every 133 years or so, the massive Swift-Tuttle comet careens through our solar system at 150 times the speed of sound, spreading a dirty trail of ice, dust and sundry space schmutz behind it. The best time to see those meteors is at around 11 p.m. ET until dawn the next morning. By Monday morning, that boundary should have cleared and it looks like viewing conditions will be good for just about all of New England.

by | August 09, 2018 | 22:36

Here's how to catch it. To see the meteor shower, you don't need a telescope, binoculars or any other equipment. It has a nucleus of about 16 miles wide and last passed by Earth in 1992, however, Earth passes through the dust and debris it leaves behind every year, which is what creates the Perseid meteor shower.

by | August 09, 2018 | 12:23

The comet has a 133-year orbit, last visiting our part of the solar system back in 1992 (hence the big meteor show back in the 90s). During the Perseids' peak on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, skywatchers should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour, Space .com said.

by | August 09, 2018 | 08:39

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at 1:18 a.m. EDT (0518 GMT) Tuesday with the Merah Putih communications satellite. Tonight's focus on the refurbished, soot-stained booster stole the spotlight from Merah Putih, an SSL-built satellite that's created to provide a range of telecommunication services from geostationary orbit, including mobile broadband access across Indonesia and Southeast Asia.