Sci-tech

by | December 20, 2018 | 20:57

The strategy would also mean producers will pay the full net costs of disposing or recycling their packaging, up from the current contribution of just 10 per cent. It is easier for consumers to know what packaging they can recycle through the adoption of mandatory labelling on packaging and improved communications (funded by producers).

by | December 20, 2018 | 16:37

Its mission is to carry a reconnaissance satellite into orbit. Social media was filled with photos, videos and questions Wednesday night about the strangely illuminated smoke contrail seen in the skies that were visible across the Bay Area and Northern California.

by | December 19, 2018 | 19:07

The launch was scrubbed last minute on Tuesday. Four different companies have rocket launches slated for 18 December: Elon Musk's SpaceX , Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin , France's Arianespace and United Launch Alliance , the joint venture between Boeing Co.

by | December 19, 2018 | 16:39

Poor countries received promises of financial support to help them reduce emissions , overcome changes such as rising sea levels and pay for damage that has already happened. Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert risky global warming.

by | December 19, 2018 | 12:22

Thursday's test flight "saw a 60 second planned rocket motor burn which propelled VSS Unity to nearly three times the speed of sound and to an apogee of 51.4 miles", the company explained in its news release. The United States has two new astronauts and they come from space tourism company, Virgin Galactic. Richard Branson celebrates with VSS Unity's pilots Mark "Forger" Stucky and Frederick "CJ" Sturckow.

by | December 19, 2018 | 04:39

Blue Origin has targeted 9:30 a.m. ET to launch its New Shepard rocket for a suborbital flight from its facility in West Texas, in the tenth mission for the reusable rocket system. The launch was canceled as another company was forced to abort a similar mission. And if the weather holds, there will also be two other space launches today.

by | December 19, 2018 | 01:40

One day, Saturn may be known as the "ringless planet". Their origins remain controversial, but now they are disappearing. According to a press release from NASA, Saturn really is "losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago".

by | December 19, 2018 | 01:18

Polish Deputy Environment Minister Michał Kurtyka, president of the summit in Katowice, hailed the declaration as "a historical moment". Climate change is going faster than we are and Katowice should be, in unequivocal terms, a success, as a necessary platform to reverse this trend, Guterres said during the opening ceremony of the conference.

by | December 18, 2018 | 20:36

It contains a Global Positioning System to track the package, four smartphones to record everything that happens, a motorised cup filled with fine glitter which spins when opened, and a can of fart spray which is released five times every thirty seconds.

by | December 18, 2018 | 16:39

Eris , the next most distant object known, is 96 AU from the sun. In addition to Farout being so distant, Sheppard said that when he first saw the planet he shouted out loud: "far out!" Scott Seppard said the micro-planet was "much more distant and slower moving than any other observed Solar System object, so it will take a few years to fully determine its orbit".

by | December 18, 2018 | 09:48

In July 2016, Missouri officials began a almost nine-month investigation into the illegal poaching of deer. Berry was convicted in southwest Missouri's Lawrence County of illegally taking wildlife. Randy Dorman from the Missouri Department of Conservation condemned the men's 'greed and ego'. The eight-and-a-half month investigation also saw arrest warrants issued for David Berry Sr .

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:40

According to the company's Twitter , SpaceShipTwo reached an altitude of 82.68 kilometers (51.4 miles), just high enough to pass the definition the United States military and NASAhave set for the edge of space (and high enough for both pilots to get FAA commercial astronaut wings).

by | December 16, 2018 | 08:21

The low-pressure system is expected to dump between 50 and 100mm of rain in Victoria's northeast and central areas, including Melbourne , depending on thunderstorm activity. The storm was still a category 3 cyclone early on Saturday, with winds of 120 kilometres per hour near the centre and wind gusts up to 165km/h, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

by | December 16, 2018 | 06:28

The comet's bright display will be preceded by the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower , which will create a Christmas light show for people with their eyes to the heavens. Astronomer Joseph Rao said it would be possible to see it, but the comet will be very hard to spot. And while you will be able to see a bit of green in the night sky, it will still look better under magnification.

by | December 16, 2018 | 04:52

Land owners should be able to determine whether water on their property should be protected "without having to hire outside professionals", Wheeler said. "Farmers and ranchers work every day to protect our nation's waterways and drinking water". He said that even though the connection between bodies of water may not appear on the surface, "there may be connections through groundwater".

by | December 16, 2018 | 02:44

The year's brightest comet makes its closest approach to Earth this weekend, passing by one of the night sky's most attractive star clusters, the Pleiades , along the way. Astronomers are dubbing it the Christmas Comet and it is predicted it will be the brightest comet of 2018. Wirtanen stands out among comets because its surface contains a lot of methane and carbon, as well as the usual water ice.

by | December 15, 2018 | 19:10

In this case, Geminid meteors have originated from 3200 Phaethon , a rocky asteroid. Stargazers are encouraged to head over to the darkest spots outside and look up for a show of lights streaming across the sky. As the particles burn up they appear as shooting stars, creating bright streaks in the sky. Observers under a clear dark sky can expect to see an average of two per minute.

by | December 15, 2018 | 07:43

The ant which lives in Australia, tropical Africa and South-East Asia, gets it's name from its unusual feeding habits. "The ants use this motion to smack other arthropods, likely stunning them, smashing them against a tunnel wall or pushing them away", Professor Suarez said.

by | December 15, 2018 | 01:03

The most compelling evidence of the probe's passage across the heliopause - that is, the boundary between the heliosphere and interstellar space - came in the form of data from its Plasma Science Experiment , or PLS, an instrument that stopped working on Voyager 1 in 1980.

by | December 14, 2018 | 21:41

The resulting photo shows InSight's solar panels and deck, along with the scientific instruments on top of the deck and the lander's weather sensor. NASA says the lander is sitting in a almost rock-free "hollow" - a depression formed by a meteor impact long ago that was filled with sand. Once drilling starts, the heat-flow probe could dig as deep as 16 feet (nearly 5 meters) below the Martian surface.