Sci-tech

by | February 14, 2019 | 20:16

We will remind that earlier in Greenland under the glacier Hiawatha was found a crater nearly perfectly circular with a diameter of 31 km. Mr MacGregor said: "The ice layers above this second crater are unambiguously older than those above Hiawatha, and the second crater is about twice as eroded".

by | February 13, 2019 | 23:22

U.S. space agency NASA is to hold a briefing today at 7 pm GMT (2 pm ET), in which it is to officially announce the Mars Opportunity Rover mission "dead". "This is a celebration of so many achievements", NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told team members gathered at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for what amounted to a wake for the intrepid rover.

by | February 13, 2019 | 22:53

The company promised to take wannabe astronauts to Mars to start the first human settlement on the Red Planet. The company had recently whittled down its large application list of would-be Martians to 100 names, with plans to reduce it further before starting full-time training.

by | February 12, 2019 | 06:55

At 4 billion miles from Earth, MU69 (also nicknamed Ultima Thule ) is the farthest-away object a human spacecraft has ever visited. By combining the perspectives offered by a handful of images, scientists confirmed Ultima Thule's two lobes aren't spherical.

by | February 12, 2019 | 02:22

Canada's current Minister of Justice is David Lametti , he was appointed to cabinet in January in a shuffle that saw Wilson-Raybould moved into the Veterans' Affairs portfolio, which was viewed by some as a demotion. Quebec Premier Francois Legault has also pressured Trudeau directly to intervene on the company's behalf. "The director of public prosecutions has independence in the sense that the attorney general can not give a direction, whether it is a broad policy direction or a specific ...

by | February 12, 2019 | 02:10

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to get away with falsely claiming that "doctored" versions of the freaky Green New Deal FAQ document released with her resolution last week were floating around on the internet. Global warming is a threat to the planet. "We are not only being disrupted by economic change, we're being disrupted by climate change", Buttigieg said.

by | February 08, 2019 | 21:44

The damage included Hurricane Michael's United States dollars 25 billion tally and USD 24 billion each from Hurricane Florence and the western wildfires. Everywhere in the world, the warmer temperature means extreme weather events, including stronger and more frequent hurricanes . "There is a lot of variability in a system, but when you get a five-year average saying the same thing, you are beyond the variability component, and you can feel much more confident that what you're looking at ...

by | February 07, 2019 | 23:24

She said Pelosi asked her to serve on the committee, but she declined because it focuses on investigations. "The public is much more aware of the challenge that we face and that is a good thing", Pelosi, a California Democrat, said. It was created to examine new climate change policies and does not have the sole goal of focusing on the Green New Deal, another complaint from the supporters of the proposal.

by | February 06, 2019 | 00:43

The early update was initially scheduled to be released at the beginning of the January, but the government shutdown forced a delay . The drift is caused by processes deep inside the planet, he said. The rate of the North Pole's motion, however, has been fast enough that the agencies who produce the model aren't comfortable with waiting for the current model expiration at the end of 2019.

by | February 05, 2019 | 20:56

Ken Buck tweeted . Mr. Bernhardt , a former energy lobbyist whose clients included oil companies, had been serving in an interim role since Mr. Republicans say Bernhardt's revolving-door experience makes him an informed regulator in matters before the agency. "We intend to conduct vigorous oversight of Mr.

by | February 05, 2019 | 14:23

Scientists have used these measurements to derive the amount of chlorophyll, and by extension, phytoplankton, in a given ocean region. Hickman said this was helpful, as using satellite data to examine specific changes in blue/green light can reveal changes in the phytoplankton population.

by | February 05, 2019 | 02:40

The cavity is big enough to contain 14 billion tons of ice , and most of it melted in the last three years. The glacier holds "enough ice to raise the world ocean level a little over 2 feet (65 centimeters)", said the team. It is approximately the size of Florida and is responsible for 4 percent of all global sea level rise. A radar was used to peer through the ice to see to the bottom of the glacier.

by | February 04, 2019 | 23:10

It is the fourth most deadly cancer for women. That's according to the Central East Regional Cancer Program, who in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario and Lakeridge Health have developed a program so more health care providers, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives will have training to provide Pap tests to women at local health centres.

by | February 04, 2019 | 20:08

Emergency crews are evacuating people on rafts, said a BBC News report on Saturday. "It's basically not just a one in 20-year event, it's a one-in-100-year event", said Palaszczuk. A silver lining to the deluge is that it has boosted drought-stricken farmers in western Queensland. Back on the east coast, communities from Ingham to Mackay, 500km away, are at risk of flash flooding and damaging winds, including the possibility of tornadoes.

by | February 04, 2019 | 17:14

The newly found galaxy is nicknamed Bedin 1 by the astronomers, is an average sized, elongated galaxy. Aging space telescope Hubble has stumbled upon a previously unknown galaxy dubbed Bedin 1, a celestial destination within the Milky Way that NASA describes as akin to a 'living fossil.' The relatively minuscule, very dim Bedin 1 galaxy is 13-billion-years-old and spheroidal in shape with a width around 1/30th that of the Milky Way.

by | February 04, 2019 | 07:59

The emergency service for the state of Minas Gerais, where the disaster occurred near the town of Brumadinho , added that the search for bodies was ongoing. An internal study showed the miner knew as recently as past year that some of the areas hit were at risk if its tailings dam burst, according to a report by Folha de S.Paulo newspaper.

by | February 03, 2019 | 11:57

Thwaites has enough ice that if it all melted, global sea levels would rise a little more than two feet. Scientists thought there might be some gaps between Thwaites Glacier and the bedrock below it, where ocean water could flow in and melt the icy glacier above it.

by | February 03, 2019 | 07:41

The Groundhog Day traditions were observed as usual in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Saturday, despite the temperature of 2 degrees Fahrenheit. If he sees his shadow, he'll run back into the burrow, which means winter will be sticking around for another month and a half, but if he doesn't, he'll remain outside, signaling that spring is on the horizon! Hollywood loves few things more than belated sequels and reboots, but they haven't gotten around to making another Groundhog Day .

by | February 02, 2019 | 14:14

Chang'e 4 lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the province of Sichuan on December 7, 2018 (EST) and reached lunar orbit on Dec 12, 2018. The challenge to find pieces of earth on the moon was taken up by research scientists Jeremy Bellucci and Alexander Nemchin of Swedish Museum of Natural History and they were joined in by Australia's Curtin University.

by | January 31, 2019 | 15:41

By nightfall the mercury was hovering at 0F in Chicago , 7F (minus 14C) in Detroit and minus 21f (minus 29C) in Minneapolis . In Chicago , blocks of ice floated on the downtown river of America´s third-largest city and flames from gas burners heated regional commuter rail lines to keep them functioning.