Sci-tech

by | October 22, 2018 | 01:20

The artificial moon would be eight times brighter than the real moon . He explained that the testing of the illumination satellite started years ago, and now the technology has finally matured. Not satisfied with the meager light the Moon reflects back down to Earth at night, scientists in the region plan to launch a satellite that will actually reflect sunlight back down to Earth and turn night into day...

by | October 21, 2018 | 06:11

The shower peaks on October 21, but the meteors may be visible as early as today after midnight, according to the National Weather Service. This weekend, go outside and look up in the dark hours before dawn to witness the annual Orionid meteor shower , which will hit its peak overnight on October 21-22.

by | October 20, 2018 | 09:25

But they noticed something odd - the snow blanketing the shelf was nearly constantly vibrating. The winds that blow over the surface of ice glaciers in Antarctica cause the Antarctic ice sheet " sings " as it's vibrating producing a near-constant set of seismic "tones", as reported by Phys.

by | October 20, 2018 | 04:49

Kentucky has equal chances for both above and below average temperatures according to NOAA's outlook . During the winter, typical El Nino conditions in the USA can include wetter-than-average precipitation in the South and drier conditions in parts of the North.

by | October 20, 2018 | 02:40

But now his final book has been published, entitled " Brief Answers to the Big Questions ", and one of the issues it takes up is the tech revolution and the dangers it poses to us in the future. And he leaves open the possibility of other phenomena. He also believes humans will be capable of extraordinary space travel reaching "anywhere in the Solar System within the next hundred years".

by | October 19, 2018 | 08:08

Meanwhile, the southern-third of the USA and much of the East Coast could be hunkering down for a wetter than normal December through January. An overall mild winter is expected when it comes to temperatures, with most of the USA expected to see warmer than normal temperatures, some much warmer than normal, according to the NOAA outlook from its Climate Prediction Center .

by | October 19, 2018 | 05:55

We humans are exterminating animal and plant species so quickly that nature's built-in defence mechanism, evolution, can not keep up. An Aarhus headed research team figured out that if the present preservation efforts are not enhanced; so many mammal species will become extinct in the course of five decades that nature will require 3-5 million years to recuperate.

by | October 18, 2018 | 20:01

On Monday, NASA reported that a glitch in one of Chandra's gyroscopes created a domino effect throughout the facility: A three-second period of bad data led the on-board computer to calculate an incorrect value for the spacecraft momentum, which ultimately triggered safe mode.

by | October 18, 2018 | 18:24

He spoke about the plan at an event last week. The fake moon will supposedly be able to light up an area up to about 50 miles in diameter, and also be remotely controllable for light precision. "Several" proved an overstatement, but the design was shown to be sound. A spokesman for the German technology ministry was less concerned, telling The Guardian , "It's a bit early for April Fool jokes but this sounds like one".

by | October 16, 2018 | 23:32

Barley growing regions including the northern Great Plains of the USA, the Canadian prairies, Europe, Australia, and the Asian steppe were all likely to experience more frequent droughts in years to come as a result of global warming, the study in the journal Nature Plants reported.

by | October 14, 2018 | 06:39

A four-year old child asked the question in 2015, and that sparked her mother's curiosity. Hundreds of jokes and memes spread across Twitter within hours of the paper's publication and an article in the New Scientist . When moons are too close to their host planets, there would be a risk of losing their moonmoons due to tidal and gravitational forces from the planet, which would tear the moonmoon apart.

by | October 13, 2018 | 18:30

Only a few days before Hawking's death in March the team managed to complete his research. Selling had contended that dark openings have a temperature. "We don't know that Hawking entropy accounts for everything you could possibly throw at a black hole ", he said, "so this is really a step along the way".

by | October 13, 2018 | 17:00

To generate mouse pups from two male parents, the researchers had to delete seven imprinted regions. Offspring were created from two male mice at the same time, but they did not survive. "We found in this study that haploid ESCs were more similar to primordial germ cells , the precursors of eggs and sperm ", according to co-senior author Hu Baoyang of CAS.

by | October 13, 2018 | 15:33

The city is about 450 kilometers from the Russia's Baikonur space center, which Russian Federation operates through an agreement with the Republic of Kazakhstan. In August 1983, Soyuz 7K-ST No.16L meant to visit the Salyut 7 space station had an on-pad abort when the capsule pulled away from an exploding booster .

by | October 13, 2018 | 13:43

Countries should now strive to keep the Earth's temperature rise to only 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) instead of the 2°C target agreed to at the Paris Agreement talks in 2015, urges the United Nations . He said the faster governments embrace the renewable energy revolution and move to protect communities at risk, the more lives and livelihoods that would be spared.

by | October 13, 2018 | 12:43

Four deaths occurred in Gadsden County, west of Tallahassee, according to Lieutenant Anglie Hightower, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. When the steep-walled eye of Hurricane Michael passed over Stefan Melendez Wednesday afternoon, he stepped into the temporarily tranquil Florida environment and saw blue skies above.

by | October 13, 2018 | 11:01

Created in 1970 along lines blazed by the Commonwealth, the OIF brings together 58 countries and regional governments, representing 274 million speakers of French around the world. Mushikiwabo already had the support of France - which is the main funder of la Francophonie - and many African Union countries. African countries make up the bulk of the 54 states and member governments that voted Friday.

by | October 13, 2018 | 08:09

Commander Alexander Gerst was ready to welcome two new astronauts to the International Space Station ( ISS ) - but ended up looking on helplessly as a catastrophic rocket failure sent the incoming crew falling back to Earth. A state commission set up by Roscosmos to investigate the cause of the incidence is already hard at work assessing telemetry. If the Russian rockets remain grounded until it's time for the crew to come home, flight controllers could operate the station without anyone ...

by | October 12, 2018 | 22:00

The public-private partnerships will ensure "the USA maintains assured access to space, with at least two domestic launch service providers and without reliance on non-allied rocket propulsion systems". The service will award other commercial launch services contracts to providers "who demonstrate the capability to design, produce, qualify, and deliver launch systems and provide the mission assurance support required to deliver National Security Space satellites to orbit", the release said.

by | October 12, 2018 | 17:55

High winds toppled trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands without power. Hurricane Michael struck on Wednesday with winds of 155mph (250km/h). "We had furniture in our house that wasn't even ours", Scott Boutwell said, explaining that when he returned to his home Thursday the only belongings he could find was a briefcase.