Sci-tech

by | October 05, 2018 | 00:31

It takes about 40,000 years for a complete walk around the Sun (its year) and 99% of this time is too light to be seen from Earth. Scientists said its current location is about two-and-a-half times farther from the sun than from Pluto . This makes such objects hard to find, but modern telescopes have begun to pick them out against the blackness of space. The weird orbits of those worlds are consistent with the hypothesis that a distant planet larger than Earth, known as Planet Nine or ...

by | October 04, 2018 | 18:07

Winter used that method for evolving antibodies with the aim of producing new drugs. Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for harnessing the power of evolution to generate novel proteins used in everything from environmentally friendly detergents to cancer drugs.

by | October 04, 2018 | 13:46

According to The Guardian , the planet was discovered by researchers attempting to find the so-far hypothetical Planet Nine . 2015 TG387 was nicknamed "The Goblin" by its discoverers, since its provisional designation contains "TG", and the object was first seen around Halloween.

by | October 04, 2018 | 08:53

Those swells could cause unsafe surf and deadly rip currents, the NHC said noting that a turn to the east is expect this weekend following an increase in forward speed. The National Hurricane Center declared Leslie a hurricane this morning as it gathered up its thunderstorms enough to develop a ragged eye overnight with 75 miles per hour winds.

by | October 04, 2018 | 05:00

Her background in mechanical engineering meant she had to take all the undergraduate courses in chemical engineering before she could embark on her graduate program. Arnold also is the second person this week with ties to San Diego to win the Nobel. Arnold focused on solar energy research while she was an undergraduate at Princeton, and shifted to biochemistry in graduate school.

by | October 03, 2018 | 21:45

Donna Strickland is the first female Nobel laureate to be named in three years, and only the third woman ever to win the physics prize . Speaking by phone to the Academy, a moved Strickland said she was thrilled to receive the Nobel prize that has been the least accessible for women.

by | October 03, 2018 | 19:16

I got into them because I wanted to know how T-cells worked. One of Carter's treatments was a drug that blocked the immune-cell "brake" studied by Honjo . Work continues in the field of immunology and many more breakthroughs are expected in this exciting scientific field. How exactly does cancer fool the immune system? "For more than 100 years, scientists attempted to engage the immune system in the fight against cancer".

by | October 03, 2018 | 18:57

It is the world's biggest independent producer of LNG, which is gas cooled to minus 160C so... The premier said during the news conference that his government will meet greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the federal government. LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz also used the opportunity to make light of the pipeline impasse Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hit in the province with the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project.

by | October 03, 2018 | 00:04

A group of scientists from the University of Central Florida (UCF) is supposedly selling Martian soil for $20 per kilogram, plus shipping expenses. In a new study , researchers describe a new method to create Mars-like soil, which is very much like the real thing, and costs only $20 / kg (2.2 pounds).

by | October 02, 2018 | 15:26

Three scientists have been awarded the 2018 Nobel prize in physics for their work on high intensity laser pulses. Ashkin wins half of the prize for his development of "optical tweezers" which have allowed tiny organisms to be handled with light beams.

by | September 30, 2018 | 06:57

It's less killer whale and more killed whales, at least according to a new study that found at least half the world's orcas could be taken down by ocean pollution in just a few decades. As a result, they linger in the environment and have been leeching - much like other chemicals such as insecticides - into the world's water supplies, where they eventually find their way into the oceans.

by | September 29, 2018 | 22:38

While the giant sauropods usually had slender arms and legs, those of the Ledumahadi mafube were very thick. "We can tell from the properties of the sedimentary rock layers in which the bone fossils are preserved that 200 million years ago, most of South Africa looked a lot more like the current region around Musina in the Limpopo province of South Africa, or South Africa's central Karoo", Bordy explained.

by | September 29, 2018 | 22:36

Unfortunately, despite public outcry, the agency moved forward and Yellowstone's grizzlies lost federal protection. The hunts in Wyoming and Idaho would have been the first allowing members of the public with licenses to shoot bears in the contiguous US since the 1990s.

by | September 29, 2018 | 21:38

The rovers are designed in a manner so that they can hop along the asteroid's surface and take photos and gather data. Ryugu is 900 meters wide and is believed to be a C-type asteroid, making it pretty ancient - over 4 billion years old when the Solar System was very young.

by | September 29, 2018 | 07:07

However, at the end of the nineteenth century found an even larger sample, which first attributed to one species, A. titan , but then considered rare and especially a great representative of the same A. 'They definitely couldn't fly as they couldn't have supported anywhere near their weight. Critics dismissed his claims, arguing Aepyornis titan was simply an especially large A.

by | September 29, 2018 | 05:40

However, those gathered on the banks of the estuary just outside Gravesend reported spotting it around a mile further in than it was yesterday, and it appeared to be swimming further inshore. The whale's location is between two major container docks, Tilbury and the new London Gateway port. On Thursday, a porpoise was spotted in the same area, although they are a common sight in the Thames, the BDMLR said.

by | September 28, 2018 | 16:53

Rob Lott, a marine mammal scientist at the Whale and Dolphin Conservation wildlife charity, said the cetacean was being monitored in case it strands on a sandbank. The River Thames, one of the longest rivers in England, runs through several major cities and towns, including London , Oxford and Windsor. A spokeswoman for the organisation said the beluga's visit to the Thames was a "very rare occurrence", and urged people not to go out in boats to get a close look at the whale, but to watch ...

by | September 28, 2018 | 14:54

But ispace is taking all the hard work of the HAKUTO team and putting it into HAKUTO-R, in which the R stands for "reboot". The first mission will see the company insert an orbiter into lunar orbit, sending a lander down shortly after, while the second mission will include a rover deployed by a landing vehicle.

by | September 28, 2018 | 11:11

They then "hopped" around on the surface of the asteroid, taking snaps of their surroundings. Japan's space agency, JAXA , wrote on their Twitter post containing the video . The rovers move around on the surface of the space rock by "hopping" up to about 15 metres at a time. Speaking after the initial rover landings, Yuichi Tsuda, project manager for the Hayabusa2 mission, said: "I can not find words to express how happy I am that we were able to realise mobile exploration on the surface ...

by | September 28, 2018 | 02:55

NASA's Opportunity rover has been photographed on Mars after enduring a global dust storm that has silenced its signal. "This image was produced from about 166 miles (267 km) above the Martian surface", NASA officials wrote in a description of the image, which was released today (Sept.