Sci-tech

by | November 27, 2018 | 10:12

Scientists who worked on the report said it did not appear that administration officials had tried to alter or suppress its findings. During congressional orientation week, Ocasio-Cortez joined protesters from two progressive groups advocating for the Green New Deal and demanding bolder and more aggressive action on climate change from Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

by | November 27, 2018 | 06:11

According to an Associated Press report , He alleges that he tweaked the genetic code of the embryos in order to make them resistant to future infections of HIV . Zhang Linqi, a professor at Tsinghua University who specializes in HIV treatment, said that He's gene-editing experiment using healthy embryos is "unwise and unethical ".

by | November 27, 2018 | 04:41

In her third statement to the Commons on leaving the European Union, she said: "I'm looking ahead to December 11th, when this House will be faced with a decision as to whether or not it wishes to deliver on the vote of the British people with a deal that not only delivers on that vote but also protects their jobs".

by | November 27, 2018 | 02:46

As soon as the announcement was made that InSight was on the ground and doing fine, the pair of mission controllers rolled out a multi-part handshake worthy of the biggest touchdown celebration. How, though, could scientists know whether or not there are mission-scuttling rocks hidden just below Elysium Planitia's dirt? Unlike earthquakes, marsquakes are a effect of a cooling and shrinking world, says Hoffman, and hopes are high that there will be many marsquakes for InSight to detect.

by | November 27, 2018 | 01:30

NASA assured that mission engineers have reduced the landing zone of Mars 2020 to 50 percent smaller than Curiosity 's in 2012 at Gale Crater. "Mission scientists believe the 28-mile-wide (45km) crater was once home to an ancient river delta and is a prime location to have preserved ancient organic molecules and evidence of microbial life".

by | November 26, 2018 | 22:11

The federal government report was released without fanfare Friday, when many Americans headed to the stores for the Black Friday sales. "The impacts of climate change beyond our borders are expected to increasingly affect our trade and economy, including import and export prices and U.S.

by | November 26, 2018 | 13:37

The lander will spend 24 months - about one Martian year - using seismic monitoring and underground drilling to gather clues on how Mars formed and, by extension, the origins of Earth and other rocky planets of the inner solar system more than 4 billion years ago.

by | November 26, 2018 | 11:11

Whale strandings are relatively common on New Zealand shores, with the conservation department responding to an average of 85 incidents a year, mostly of single animals. It was one of four strandings discovered on New Zealand shores over the weekend which stretched DOC resources. Eight pygmy whales remain stranded on 90 mile beach in Northland, with two others from the same pod euthanised over the weekend.

by | November 24, 2018 | 03:24

Boeing's turn will be up in March, when the Starliner will be launched empty. NASA is reportedly preparing to launch an extensive safety review of SpaceX and Boeing, prompted by Elon Musk's public use of marijuana on a Joe Rogan podcast.

by | November 23, 2018 | 05:21

Solheims was to conduct a "reputational risk" for an organization that had written the fight against climate change on the flags, was quoted by the Guardian from the Report. Some staff at Unep have been deeply unhappy with Solheim's leadership for a long time. It was initially unclear, however, whether Solheim was leaving because of more criticism in a final United Nations audit of Solheim's expense accounts.

by | November 22, 2018 | 19:11

As the air passes to these wires, the ions collide with other air molecules, creating enough thrust to drive the plane forward. Researcher Steven Barrett said that the idea came to him from watching " Star Trek " as a child. This breakthrough has not been possible before because our technology simply wasn't advanced enough. A major one was developing the power converter that let them step up the voltage of the batteries to extremely high levels.

by | November 22, 2018 | 01:47

The sources confirmed that it is the recent behaviour of the SpaceX founder that triggered the investigation, which will "take a close look at the culture of the companies" and comprise of a months-long assessment and hundreds of interviews created to evaluate the culture of the workplaces.

by | November 22, 2018 | 00:46

The North American Space Agency says it will launch the uncrewed robot, about the size of a vehicle, in July 2020 to explore the Red Planet. Its Mars 2020 mission will "seek signs of ancient habitable conditions and past microbial life" as well as collecting samples which will be left in a cache on the Martian surface.

by | November 21, 2018 | 23:13

She said MPs would "take a careful look over the abyss" and decide it was in the "best interests of the country" to vote for Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement. Germany has warned EU ambassadors that Angela Merkel will pull out of the Brexit summit to sign off Theresa May's deal, unless the bloc ends its infighting over the terms of the future UK-EU trade deal.

by | November 21, 2018 | 09:28

Upon further examination of the dead whale , it was found to have swallowed almost six kilograms of plastic waste. Researchers opened the animal's stomach and found 115 plastic cups (750g), 19 hard plastic pieces (140g), four plastic bottles (150g), 25 plastic bags (260g), six wood splinters (740g), two rubber sandals (270g), one nylon sack (200g) and more than 1,000 pieces of plastic rope (3,260g).

by | November 19, 2018 | 23:58

Over a thousand of people are unaccounted for while dozens have been confirmed dead. The coming weather is set to be the first major rainfall in about six months, and could bring unsafe conditions to the millions of acres that have been affected by multiple summer wildfires, such as the Mendocino Complex Fire which destroyed 75 homes in August and was declared the state's largest wildfire before it was overtaken this month by the Camp Fire .

by | November 19, 2018 | 19:13

Be sure to check online to see when it will be visible in your part of the world. It's one of the most significant and visible showers, along with the Perseids and the Orionids, which took place this year in August and October respectively.

by | November 18, 2018 | 23:20

That study was published online today (Nov. 14) in the journal Nature . In 2016, an exoplanet (Proxima b) had been discovered around the Earth's closest star, the Centaur Approach, about four light years from Earth. Barnard's star, because of proximity to Earth, is one of the most studied areas within the Milky Way Galaxy. By combining archival data from other teams with new, overlapping calculations, the team collected a "huge amount of information": a total of 771 measurements.

by | November 17, 2018 | 22:23

About 10 minutes later, the rocket booster - which contains nine expensive, SpaceX-made Merlin engines - descended through the atmosphere and landed in the Atlantic Ocean on the Elon Musk-named droneship " Of Course I Still Love You ". Both Es'hail satellites are operated by Qatar's state-owned Es'hailSat telecom venture. Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket capable of re-flight. During the booster's final moments of its return, the engined reignited to, allowing the four legs of the booster to be ...

by | November 15, 2018 | 21:57

The impact initially caused a cavity that was around 20 kilometres in diameter, before collapsing into the 800 metre deep, 31 kilometre-wide site we see today. A large hunk of an iron meteorite that was found near Hiawatha years ago now sits in the courtyard of the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen and it was researchers there who drew the connection.