Sci-tech

by | November 15, 2018 | 21:00

Meanwhile, peak oil demand would be reached by 2030, spending on electricity would overtake that of oil products before 2035 and premature deaths owing to air pollutants would fall by almost 2 million. "Without such a pick-up in investment, United States shale production, which has already been expanding at record pace, would have to add more than 10 million barrels a day from today to 2025, the equivalent of adding another Russian Federation to global supply in seven years - which would be an ...

by | November 15, 2018 | 19:09

That's six times as hot as the center of the actual Sun. Unlike nuclear fission, which splits atoms to create energy, fusion involves joining lighter atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus. Experts argue that energy generated through this method could be the solution for energy needs as the non-renewable natural sources of energy are depleting day by day.

by | November 15, 2018 | 15:58

But unless you observe a star regularly, there's a chance you won't happen to be looking at critical points in the planet's orbit . Barnard's star b, as the new planet is called, was excruciatingly hard to pin down, and the team is referring to it as a "candidate planet" though it is confident it's there.

by | November 13, 2018 | 05:44

Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch pad is located on the tip of the Mahia Peninsula, between Napier and Gisborne. It is the company's first commercial rocket launch, after several attempts to launch its "Business Time" rocket in June and July were unsuccessful, due to problems with a motor controller or bad weather.

by | November 12, 2018 | 22:39

Formation chance through the next five days is 70 percent. "Should this system track far enough to the north of the Caribbean Islands, this will allow for some organization", according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun. The latest in the season on record was Hurricane Kate in 1985, which became a Category 3 storm November 20 before hitting the Florida Panhandle, according to the Weather Underground archive.

by | November 11, 2018 | 22:59

A team of astronomers have made a great study of colliding galaxies, approximately one fifth of which were in the last stages of the merger. The scientists, led by Eureka Scientific researcher Michael Koss , were able to capture the images by looking through the thick walls of gas and dust that surround the galaxies' cores, leading to the incredible images .

by | November 11, 2018 | 19:41

May is reportedly close to securing a divorce deal with Brussels, as time runs out to get an agreement approved by British and European parliaments ahead of the UK's planned departure from the EU on March 29 next year. The staunch Remainer, and brother of Boris, hit out at the promises made during the Brexit campaign by those keen to exit the union. At the beginning of this week, all eyes were on America, as the Democrats took control of the Congress in Tuesday's midterms, while the ...

by | November 11, 2018 | 15:32

A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for nearly 300,000 pounds, or $393,000, while a copy of his doctoral thesis fetched nearly 585,000 pounds ($767,000), auctioneer Christie's said Thursday. A handwritten page is seen from a copy of the 1965 PhD thesis by the British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from his personal estate at Christie's in London , Britain October 30, 2018.

by | November 11, 2018 | 02:31

Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965 PhD thesis, have raised more than £1.8m at auction. A wheelchair used by Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for nearly 300,000 pounds ($393,000), while a copy of the scientist's doctoral thesis fetched nearly 585,000 pounds ($767,000).

by | November 09, 2018 | 21:45

The excessive acceleration could be explained by the pressure of solar radiation, or "solar sail". The mysterious cigar-shaped interstellar object, which is apparently the first known object from another solar system to pass through our own, left some members of the scientific community wondering whether it is merely a space rock or some kind of alien craft.

by | November 09, 2018 | 20:31

The work, reported in the November 7 issue of Nano Letters , may sound like something straight out of Alice in Wonderland, but the hybrids are part of a broader effort to better improve our understanding of cells biological machinery and how to use those intricate molecular gears and levers to fabricate new technologies and useful systems for defense, healthcare and the environment.

by | November 09, 2018 | 17:11

The judge barred both TransCanada and the U.S. from "from engaging in any activity in furtherance of the construction or operation of Keystone and associated facilities" until the U.S. "The Trump administration tried to force this dirty pipeline project on the American people, but they can't ignore the threats it would pose to our clean water, our climate, and our communities", Mr Hayes added.

by | November 09, 2018 | 11:03

Report co-chairman Paul Newman told CNBC that without the Montreal Protocol , it was expected that by 2065 around two-thirds of the ozone layer would have disappeared . Scientists had learned that these chlorine-containing chemicals triggered the formation of a gaping hole in the ozone layer right above Antartica. At its worst in the late 1990s, about 10 percent of the upper ozone layer was depleted, said Newman.

by | November 08, 2018 | 14:16

The measures taken to fix the damage will also have an important beneficial effect on climate change, as some of the gases that caused the ozone layer to thin and in places disappear also contribute to warming the atmosphere. And if recovery rates continue as they are predicted to do, the report says the Northern Hemisphere and mid-latitude ozone should be fully recovered by the 2030s, the Southern Hemisphere ozone in the 2050s, and the polar regions before 2060.

by | November 07, 2018 | 23:59

Whether Oumuamua is a light sail from a spacecraft of artificial origin floating aimlessly through solar systems or an operational probe sent intentionally to Earth , the researchers said its likely origin will only be determined by searching for other objects like it in the future.

by | November 07, 2018 | 02:33

Hubble has the pointing accuracy of.007 arc seconds, which is like being able to shine a laser beam focused on Franklin D. Roosevelt's head on a dime roughly 200 miles away. What you're looking at is dozens of distant galaxies with countless stars being born and dying. NASA released a photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope .

by | November 06, 2018 | 21:54

The EU agreed to a compromise on the backstop agreement to keep the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland last week, signalling they would accept keeping the whole of the United Kingdom in a customs union until both sides sign up to a deal that would prevent the need for a hard border.

by | November 06, 2018 | 14:01

Musk had shared these plans after a Twitter user claimed that Tesla and South Korean multinational conglomerate Samsung are together the largest producers of batteries for electric vehicles around the globe. However, the futuristic design is what Musk is now most "fired up" about. The probe, led by SEC investigators in San Francisco , touches on questions that have been raised by Tesla investors and former employees into whether the company had truthfully conveyed its progress in ...

by | November 05, 2018 | 22:37

The probe, now in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres , missed communications with NASA's Deep Space Network on Wednesday and Thursday; and mission managers were forced to confirm the end of the mission. The probe has a payload of five scientific instruments that it will use to bring back a carbon-rich asteroid sample but also to study the surface and composition of the asteroid.

by | November 05, 2018 | 15:12

Scientists are expected to spend a decade or more in search of new discoveries in the treasure trove of data Kepler provided. Kepler telescope had been running low on fuel for months. The planet-hunting space telescope discovered thousands of alien worlds around distant stars since its launch in 2009. "Now, that we know there are exoplanets everywhere, Kepler Space Telescope has put us on a new path full of promise for future generations to explore our galaxy", Kepler principal ...