Sci-tech

by | November 04, 2018 | 18:18

According to the New York Times , Roscosmos will launch three astronauts , namely Anne McClain of NASA , Oleg Kononenko of Russian Federation, and David Saint-Jacques of Canada to the ISS. It is noted that the cause of the accident was the strain sensor separation, which occurred, according to preliminary data, because of violation technology in the construction of rockets at Baikonur.

by | November 04, 2018 | 14:45

The IPCC is the leading worldwide body for the assessment of climate change, and its evaluations form the backbone of the technical guidelines used by policymakers. These gases dissolve in ocean water and the amount that can be absorbed by the ocean depends on its temperature. Getty/MKnighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean RacingAs the ocean warms, it loses oxygen, making it harder for sea life to survive.

by | November 04, 2018 | 12:30

Dawn is dead, but Dawn is not gone: Today NASA said that the Dawn spacecraft has fallen out of contact with Earth, presumably because it's run out of the thruster fuel that was used to keep its antennas oriented toward Earth and its power-generating solar panels oriented toward the sun.

by | November 03, 2018 | 13:13

On October 31, the apex court had issued an order clarifying that only green crackers can be sold in the Delhi-NCR region during the festive season. "Implement the emission standards for coal-based thermal power plants as notified in December 2015 as soon as possible without any further delay and Disclose data on air pollutant emissions from all major point sources in the country on public platforms".

by | November 03, 2018 | 02:28

This is reported TASS with reference to the press service of NASA . Parker has developed a Solar Probe and record the heliocentric velocity (relative to the Sun), also surpassing the record of Helios 2 , which 246 960 km/h. " Parker Solar Probe will repeatedly break its own records, achieving a top speed of about 430,000 miles per hour in 2024", NASA's Sarah Frazier wrote in a blog post .

by | November 02, 2018 | 23:20

But really though: A study from a year ago found that oviraptors, a dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period, laid blue-green eggs, containing the same pigments as modern bird eggs. However, they needed to find a new method that wouldn't jeopardize the fossils. The evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds has been recognised for centuries but ornithologists long believed that birds evolved their coloured eggs several times over history, mimicking local hues to help their eggs blend in.

by | November 02, 2018 | 21:06

Owing to huge global population and increasing human activities, the world's remaining wilderness areas - regions where the lands are in their natural state - are rapidly disappearing, with explicit worldwide conservation targets critically needed, new research says.

by | November 02, 2018 | 16:13

The main mission of Kepler was finding ekzoplanet outside the Solar system. Still, TESS has a long way to go before it catches up to the success of Kepler's mission . It is a possible "water world" the size of Earth, perhaps covered with oceans and with a water-based atmosphere. A series of huge new terrestrial telescopes now under construction will also be able to analyze exoplanet atmospheres spectroscopically, and look for signs of life such as the presence of oxygen gas and water ...

by | November 02, 2018 | 01:00

Kepler showed us that "we live in a galaxy that's teeming with planets, and we're ready to take the next step to explore those planets", she said. Kepler's discoveries have shed a new light on mankind's place in the Universe. Over the life of the mission, more than 100,000 of those stars were actively monitored by Kepler. The engineers essentially rebooted the mission, devising a way to allow Kepler to survey new parts of the sky every few months.

by | November 01, 2018 | 17:58

The Parker Solar Probe's final flyby, in 2025, will bring the craft within a mere 3.83 million miles (6.16 million km) of the sun's surface. United States space agency NASA boasted in a statement the Parker Solar Probe will continue to break even more records as it makes numerous approaches to the star.

by | November 01, 2018 | 14:06

That is why on Monday we launched the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment program . The pledge by 250 organisations included numerous world's biggest packaging producers, leading consumer brands , retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs.

by | November 01, 2018 | 13:38

A Russian cosmonaut and USA astronaut were forced to abort their mission on October 11 after a rocket bound for the International Space Station failed , sending them plunging back to Earth in an emergency landing. Aboard the next manned spacecraft will be Canadian David Saint-Jacques, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Agence France-Presse reported.

by | October 31, 2018 | 09:53

Data collected by the Parker Solar Probe , NASA said , will add "key knowledge" to the agency's understanding of our Sun, "where changing conditions can propagate out into the Solar System, affecting Earth and other worlds". It is expected to arrive at the Sun in November. This is seven times closer than the previous closest spacecraft, Helios 2, which came within 27 million miles of the Sun in 1976.

by | October 31, 2018 | 02:47

Opportunity entered a low-power default state - like an automatic hibernation mode of sorts - when the skies above it were too dim to allow its solar panels to gather energy and recharge its batteries. According to MARCI images, the " Opportunity site have shown no active dust storms for some time within 3,000 kilometers of the rover site". The solar-powered Opportunity was trudging through Mars' Perseverance Valley when the storm struck.

by | October 30, 2018 | 20:30

In India, 98% of children belonging to this age group are exposed to high PM 2.5 levels which exceed WHO's prescribed annual standard of 25 micrograms per cubic metres, reports The Hindustan Times . Pollutants also reach peak concentrations closer to the ground, impacting children greatest. It states that pregnant women may give birth prematurely and have small or low-birth-weight children.

by | October 30, 2018 | 15:25

The Bermuda Weather Service said the storm was moving west at about 19.5 mph with winds of more than 64 mph and gusts of 79 mph. Forecasters at the Miami-based hurricane centre say Oscar has slowed down as it starts to turn north. Seven named storms became hurricanes this season. A Small Craft Warning was expected to remain in effect through Tuesday night. According to a forecast discussion, Oscar is moving over "sufficiently warm water" that would help make it stronger.

by | October 29, 2018 | 17:15

Energy firm Cuadrilla started drilling for shale gas last week, but the company called their second halt to proceedings in a week due to the " micro seismic event ". After much controversy, the practice resumed at Little Plumpton, the only fracking site in the United Kingdom, on 15 October . Fracking is expected to resume at the site tomorrow morning.

by | October 29, 2018 | 13:28

The storm has 70 miles per hour winds. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. A westward to west-southwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected today and tonight, followed by a reduction in speed on Sunday. Oscar is the 15th named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Regardless of strength, Hurricane Oscar is not expected to be a threat to land. But now a new low pressure system, centered about 900 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands ...

by | October 28, 2018 | 02:12

Washington D.C., Oct 24: Operation IceBridge , NASA's aerial survey of polar ice, captured two tabular icebergs while flying over the northern Antarctic Peninsula. A photo of the iceberg (seen at right) was widely shared after it was posted on social media . The second iceberg is slightly less rectangular than the first, but has noticeably straight edges and corners.

by | October 27, 2018 | 22:54

A statement by the federal managers of the monument said that East Island "appears to be under water", while the neighboring Tern island had its shape altered by the hurricane. In particular, noted climatologist negative effect on the population of monk seals and green sea turtles. The same French Frigate Shoals used to serve as the main breeding ground for the seals.