Sci-tech

by | October 27, 2018 | 18:13

We can only see the full moon when it is positioned opposite to the sun. Full Hunter's Moon , October 24, 2018, Ploiesti, Romania, ©. Nature is particularly cooperative around the time of the autumn equinox to make the fall full moonrises unique.

by | October 27, 2018 | 15:43

It will be a cool and damp afternoon as highs only top the mid-50s. Much cooler and wet weather Sunday into Monday . Friday will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 60s. It becomes a soaking rain fast through the night. Wednesday: Cloudy with a high near 76 and a 30 percent chance of rain. Winds gust as high as 20 to 35 miles per hour, making for a howling wind! We do have a chance of a spotty light shower overnight into early Friday .

by | October 26, 2018 | 20:41

While the volume of water consumed during the startup process, enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool. The SLS system is "a powerful, advanced launch vehicle for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth's orbit", a NASA Fact Sheet explains.

by | October 26, 2018 | 20:41

Tested last week at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the system put on a jaw-dropping performance as it released 450,000 gallons of water over a NASA launch pad in under one minute, reports CNET. A little more than a minute, this system is able to spend about two million liters of water. The huge, powerful rocket should also aid robotic planetary exploration, allowing such missions to reach their faraway targets much faster than has typically been possible, agency officials have said.

by | October 26, 2018 | 00:31

Pence promised that the new troops will be established no later than 2020. "It is the cost of inaction that we can't afford". The new positioning comes as the Trump administration moves to potentially exit a major nuclear weapons pact with Russian Federation and possibly bolster US military operations in the heavens by forming a " Space Force ".

by | October 25, 2018 | 22:29

In recent months, data from a European spacecraft have suggested that liquid water may lie beneath a layer of ice at Mars's south pole. Stop me if you've heard this one before: Scientists studying Mars think there might be life lurking on the Red Planet but can't prove it yet.

by | October 25, 2018 | 02:41

By reflecting light from the sun, the satellites could replace streetlamps in urban areas, saving an estimated 1.2 billion yuan ($170 million) a year in electricity costs for Chengdu, if the man-made moons illuminate an area of 50 square kilometers.

by | October 24, 2018 | 22:28

The mission is a collaboration between the ESA and JAXA . The mission has the MTM ( Mercury Transfer Module ), which has already made the first shots. ESA says the 1.3 billion-euro ($1.5 billion) mission is one of the most challenging in its history. The orbiters have to deal with extreme temperature varying from -180ºC to over 450ºC.

by | October 24, 2018 | 20:14

Specifically, Nasa is preparing for next year's maiden flight of the Space Launch System (SLS), a new rocket that will produce 8.4 million pounds of thrust. " Exploration Mission-1 is the first in a series of increasingly complex missions that will enable human exploration to the Moon and Mars", NASA said.

by | October 24, 2018 | 19:27

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May applauded the announcement but said Canada needs to increase its target and adjust its plans accordingly. Regina-Wascana MP Ralph Goodale addressed Trudeau's announcement in the Queen City. Germany froze its exports of military goods to Saudi Arabia on the weekend, and now the Canadian government says it could do that, too. They will also get a four month reprieve from the carbon tax as the government pushed the implementation of its $20 per tonne tax to ...

by | October 24, 2018 | 14:42

Since July 2008, Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) has been scanning the heavens, mapping and measuring sources of gamma rays-the highest-energy light in the Universe. The emission may come from pulsars, nova outbursts, the debris of supernova explosions and giant gamma-ray bubbles located in our own galaxy, or supermassive black holes and gamma-ray bursts the most powerful explosions in the cosmos in others.

by | October 24, 2018 | 11:57

By the late 1980s he was at the height of his fame, and given his extensive travels to conferences and public events, as well as the scope of his intellectual explorations of space-time, Christie's said the wheelchair on sale "is arguably both literally and metaphorically the most-travelled wheelchair in history".

by | October 24, 2018 | 05:51

The discovery was made as part of Operation IceBridge , the largest ever aerial survey of the planet's ice around Greenland and in Antartica. Such objects are not unknown, however, and even have a name - tabular icebergs. They form in Antarctica, he says, "where we have these really wide floating ice shelves connected to land". She compared the process to a fingernail growing too long and cracking off.

by | October 24, 2018 | 05:02

It was expected to blow ashore in the evening south of Mazatlan, a tourist resort of about 500,000 people with many USA and Canadian expatriates. Forecasters warned those in the area to "not venture out into the relative calm of the eye" because unsafe winds in the area "will suddenly increase as the eye passes".

by | October 23, 2018 | 20:22

The picture was taken last week by scientists on a Nasa research plane. Explaining how the iceberg formed, she said: "We get two types of icebergs: We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic, and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know they have a insane subsurface".

by | October 23, 2018 | 16:10

The mission has been delayed by about five years, although that is not uncommon for major flagship missions. Airbus in the United Kingdom built large parts of the MPO and the mission's propulsion unit, called the Mercury Transfer Module (MTM).

by | October 22, 2018 | 21:55

They're expected to peak this weekend with an average rate of 20-25 meteors an hour, according to Accuweather . As is the case with most nighttime skywatching events, light pollution can hinder your view of the Orionid meteor shower (although this year, the moon will do damage as well).

by | October 22, 2018 | 18:56

Willa could see some weakening Tuesday, but is still expected to reach land Tuesday afternoon or evening as a unsafe hurricane, bringing life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain, the NHC said . Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. Tropical storm warnings ranged from Playa Perula north to San Blas and from Mazatlan north to Bahia Tempehuaya.

by | October 22, 2018 | 08:42

Per its report, released last week, our world must utterly transform its economy and energy systems in the next decade or risk ecological disaster on a biblical scale. She floated the excuse for inaction I've been hearing for at least 30 years: "We aren't going to get off fossil fuels overnight". However, if we open our minds to relying on multiple forms of energy, the solution to the problem of Global Warming is nearly right in front of us.

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...