Sci-tech

by | December 03, 2018 | 19:54

If most are confirmed as tornadoes, Miller said that would be the most tornadoes in IL in a December storm since Dec. 18-19, 1957, when there were 21. Sitting about 25 miles southeast of the state capital of Springfield, the Christian County town of Taylorville was among the hardest hit areas, with major damage to at least 100 buildings reported.

by | December 03, 2018 | 14:38

Astronauts from Russian Federation, the United States and Canada left from Kazakhstan on a mission bound for the International Space Station at 17:30 (11:30 GMT). Saint-Jacques will be joined by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and American astronaut Anne McClain on the mission, with liftoff scheduled for 6:31 a.m.

by | December 03, 2018 | 11:12

As for Jiankui He himself, he is reportedly a successful businessman besides being a scientist. Scientists who trace the history of genes have discovered that within the last 3,000 years, a CCR5 mutation arose by chance somewhere in Europe.

by | December 02, 2018 | 19:38

The government hopes its investment in helping companies to reduce their carbon footprint will "unlock" more than $1 billion of private capital for the same goal. "I think Canadians understand that it shouldn't be free to pollute", she said. Under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, provinces that don't have at least a $20-per-tonne price on carbon emissions by January 1 will have such a price applied by Ottawa.

by | December 02, 2018 | 17:40

DoC said exactly why whales and dolphins stranded was not fully known but factors could include sickness, navigational error, geographical features, a rapidly falling tide, being chased by a predator, or extreme weather. Whale strandings are most common in New Zealand during the southern hemisphere spring and summer. Ms Stockin, who is an expert consultant on strandings for the International Whaling Commission, said it added to a string of unusual whale behaviour over the past year.

by | December 02, 2018 | 04:28

These artifacts are typical of the Oldowan stone technology known from 2.6-1.9 million-year-old sites in East Africa, although those from Ain Boucherit show subtle variations. "It is not clear at this moment whether they hunted, but the evidence clearly shows that they were successfully competing with carnivores and enjoyed first access to animal carcasses".

by | December 02, 2018 | 01:28

But if we're clean and every other place on earth is dirty, that's not so good. Donald Trump insisted American air and water was "right now at a record clean". Additionally, the more climate changes, the more serious and even more unsafe the impacts will become. Social, economic, and geographic factors shape the exposure of people and communities to climate-related impacts and their capacity to respond.

by | December 01, 2018 | 15:33

Travelling 548 million kilometres from Earth, the Mars InSight spacecraft is due to reach its destination on the dusty, rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet at about 8pm Irish time. "We've studied Mars from orbit and from the surface since 1965, learning about its weather, atmosphere, geology and surface chemistry", Lori Glaze, acting director of the Planetary Science Division in NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said in a press release .

by | December 01, 2018 | 08:41

To become a climate neutral economy, joint action would be required in seven strategic areas: energy efficiency; deployment of renewables; clean, safe and connected mobility; competitive industry and circular economy; infrastructure and interconnections; bio-economy and natural carbon sinks; carbon capture and storage to address remaining emissions, according to the EC.

by | December 01, 2018 | 07:57

Almost 50 years after Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon, President Trump signed a mandate to send US astronauts back to the mysterious orb. "We're going at high speed", he said. Bridenstine said while NASA wants the companies to succeed, the space agency is certain some of the efforts will fail.

by | December 01, 2018 | 02:54

The statement came at the conclusion of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong . They say there are serious unanswered questions about the safety of embryo editing and a need to make sure that such research is conducted in a transparent, monitored way so the technology is not misused.

by | December 01, 2018 | 00:42

This in turn places the Siberian unicorn's extinction within a period known as the "Quaternary extinction event", which saw the mass die-offs of ancient megafauna like the woolly mammoth, Irish elk and sabre-toothed cat. The researchers behind the new study also extracted and analyzed DNA from some of the fossilized specimens, marking the first time that genetic material has been recovered from E.

by | November 30, 2018 | 18:43

Technical feasibility, price, and schedule will determine which companies are chosen to deliver science and technology payloads to the moon for NASA, with missions potentially flying as early as next year. Much like NASA's Commercial Resupply Services and Commercial Crew Program, NASA wouldn't own these vehicles, it would purchase their services from the firms that produced them.

by | November 30, 2018 | 11:11

Overnight, the creatures were safeguarded in a shallow stream to relieve the pressures on their bodies as the countdown began to re-float them offshore. She said they rushed into the water. "Desperately we grabbed their tails and pushed and yelled, before we got hammered by them thrashing around". Giving an hour by hour update of efforts to save the pygmy killer whales that had been found floundering on Ninety Mile Beach, the DoC told how it was working with volunteers from Project Jonah ...

by | November 30, 2018 | 07:43

Banerdt called InSight's first snapshot of the surface the first bit of science, albeit "nice and dirty". Al Seib/Pool via REUTERS NASA's InSight Mars lander acquired this image of the area in front of the lander using its lander-mounted, Instrument Context Camera (ICC) with the ICC image field of view of 124 x 124 degrees, on Mars, November 26, 2018 .

by | November 30, 2018 | 06:49

The first could fly as early as next year, and NASA hopes to send two payloads every year for the next 10 years. SpaceX and Northrup Grumman are building and launching cargo ships to the International Space Station under commercial contracts that allow NASA to essentially purchase a given launch service rather than designing, developing and operating the vehicles in house.

by | November 28, 2018 | 21:41

Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission. The round, dome-shaped seismometer will sit on the surface and sense vibrations, or, as they're known on Mars, Marsquakes. InSight's primary instrument is a French-built seismometer, created to record the slightest vibrations from "marsquakes" and meteor impacts around the planet.

by | November 27, 2018 | 20:22

A regulation released in 2016 by the former National Health and Family Planning Commission - now the National Health Commission - requires health institutions to establish ethics committees with authority over biological or medical research involving humans that would have to approve the research.

by | November 27, 2018 | 14:57

Trump said Monday that he does not believe the findings of the report. It's fun. There are pictures. The Commander in Chief didn't give us many more details (like, you know, why), but the gist of the situation is that he thinks the climate assessment is a bunch of baloney.

by | November 27, 2018 | 11:39

For NASA's InSight spacecraft, it all comes down to the final six minutes of a six-month journey to Mars Nov. 26, the Monday after Thanksgiving. If all goes according to plan, InSight will streak into the pink Martian sky almost 24 hours later at 12,000 miles per hour (19,310 kilometers per hour).