Sci-tech

by | January 15, 2019 | 19:56

Flush from the success of the world's first rover mission to the moon's far side, Chinese space officials said today that they're planning robotic trips to the lunar south pole to prepare the way for a crewed moon base. Cotton could eventually be used for clothing, potatoes would provide food and rapeseed would make oil. Tests carried out by future missions could lay the groundwork for building on the moon's surface, by testing technologies like 3D printing or the use of moon soil in ...

by | January 14, 2019 | 16:12

The scientist said at the time that he made a decision to sell the award in an attempt to redeem his reputation after his comments in 2007, The New York Times reported . The Times reported that Watson's family said he was unable to respond, having been in medical care since a auto accident in October. While the DNA pioneer also expressed his hope for everyone to be equal, he added that "people who have to deal with black employees found this is not true".

by | January 13, 2019 | 13:15

According to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5 (CMIP5) models, the temperature of the top 2,000 meters of global oceans will increase by 0.78 degrees Celsius by 2099. According to the investigation, the temperature of the oceans have increased in a depth of up to 2000 meters between 1971-2010 by 0.1 degrees Celsius.

by | January 12, 2019 | 14:28

Constructed in British Columbia, CHIME is composed of four, 100-meter long half-pipe cylinders of metal mesh, which reconstruct images of the sky by processing the radio signals recorded by more than a thousand antennas. Most fast radio bursts pop up and disappear in short order. Scientists have discovered mysterious repeating radio bursts coming from space for the first time since 2007.

by | January 12, 2019 | 08:25

Yutu-2 is set to rover to the front side of the lander and return an image of the craft, like that taken by its predecessor Yutu for the Chang'e-3 mission above, before continuing to explore using its suite of science instruments . Images transmitted from China's Chang'e 4 Yuta rover shows the craggy and complex terrain of the lunar south pole region, posing a serious challenge for controllers in plotting the rover's future explorations, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

by | January 12, 2019 | 04:38

Her comments come a day after the minister for primary industries and water, Niall Blair, was criticised for bypassing a large gathering of people waiting to ask him questions on a visit to Menindee. "Coupled with the extensive drought and the simple fact there has been little-to-no rain, the release of water from the lakes has exacerbated the conditions leading to these fish deaths".

by | January 11, 2019 | 21:12

To put that in perspective: A mere teaspoon of white-dwarf material would weigh about as much as an elephant, if you could somehow transport the stuff to our planet. The researchers analyzed a whopping 15,109 white dwarfs and mapped their luminosities and colors and saw a unusual group of data points sticking out.

by | January 11, 2019 | 19:31

Rapid bursts themselves are not rare in space . At distances of billions of light years it's obviously very hard to test any of these theories, but detecting more FRBs, especially those that have a habit of repeating, could bring us closer to an explanation.

by | January 10, 2019 | 10:31

This doesn't occur every month, as the moon has a slight incline in its orbit and often misses earth's shadow. An eclipse is a result of the ideal lineup of the sun, earth and moon. From 12:55 to 5:50 p.m. ET. A January 7 article Forbes magazine noted that, depending on where you are, the moon might also look copper colored or "orange-reddish".

by | January 10, 2019 | 09:56

Petroff was also surprised that CHIME found so many FRBs so quickly. Astronomers from the University of British Columbia have picked up 13 radio burst signals emanating from an unknown source they claim is about 1.5 billion light years away.

by | January 10, 2019 | 04:21

There were turbulent scenes in Parliament when some in May's Conservative Party accused the speaker of bias. Downing Street had tried to see off the Grieve amendment by promising the PM would "seek to provide certainty quickly" if she loses the vote on her under-fire deal next week, as expected.

by | January 09, 2019 | 23:10

Blais was last in contact with her mother on December 13, while Tacchetto last spoke with his family two days later, on the same day Blais posted a photo album of their trip on Facebook. Burkina Faso is known to be a risky place for foreigners. The Canadian government warns travellers to avoid all "non-essential travel" to Burkina Faso, particularly the northern area and its borders with Mali, Niger, Benin and Togo because of the threat of terrorism, banditry, and kidnapping.

by | January 09, 2019 | 21:57

The move by Corbyn - himself criticised for his failure to push for a second referendum - came after the First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon said that she would announce her preferred timetable for a second referendum on Scottish independence "when we get to the end of this phase of the Brexit process".

by | January 09, 2019 | 19:27

The Vast spiral galaxy is located just three million light-years from Earth, and can sometimes even be seen by the naked eye as a faint, nebulous object on a clear night. 'The star formation rate intensity is 10 times higher than the area surveyed in the Andromeda galaxy in 2015 '. NASA says the image shows "a full spiral face aglow with the light of almost 25 million individually resolved stars".

by | January 09, 2019 | 10:27

The inquisitive students made the finding by sifting through data collected by the Kepler Telescope, looking for evidence of transits, which is the regular dimming of a star when a planet moves across its face. So the reprocessed, "cleaned-up" light curves were uploaded through the Exoplanet Explorers project on online platform Zooniverse, and the public was invited to "go forth and find us planets", Feinstein said.

by | January 08, 2019 | 22:26

Over the weekend alone, more than 5,000 people were stung as weather drove an armada of bluebottle jellyfish toward shore, the Guardian reports. Across Queensland , but mostly in the southeast, 22,282 people sought treatment for bluebottle stings between December 1 and January 7, compared to 6831 in the same period a year ago.

by | January 07, 2019 | 23:09

The eclipse will be partial as the alignment between the Sun and the Moon will not be very exact, and as a result the Moon will not cover the Sun completely. The moon will continue deeper into the shadow, and the total eclipse begins at 8:41 p.m. ♦ According to Inuit folklore, Sun goddess Malina walks way after a fight with Moon god Annigan and when Annigan catches up with his sister, it causes a solar eclipse .

by | January 07, 2019 | 17:30

If the catastrophic collision wakes up the black hole sleeping at the center of our galaxy, this dark beast will begin devouring everything in sight, growing ten times larger than it already is. The distances between stars are so vast that even a galactic smashup probably won't jostle our solar system. Until now, scientists have predicted life on Earth would be wiped out about four billion years from now by changes in the Sun.

by | January 07, 2019 | 11:43

On Wednesday night (Jan. 2), the Chang'e 4 rover and its stationary-lander companion pulled off the first-ever soft touchdown on the lunar far side , coming to a rest inside the 115-mile-wide (186 kilometers) Von Kármán Crater. Photos of the rover leaving "humankind's first tracks" were sent back to Earth by the lander after the rover separated from it. Wu Weiren, chief designer of the lunar mission for the China National Space Administration, called the separation "a small step for the ...

by | January 06, 2019 | 19:58

This photo is a dramatic improvement on the images we've had in the days before the flyby, and it answers one of the biggest questions scientists have had about the asteroid: Is it one object or two? It orbits the Sun in a region of the Solar System known as the Kuiper belt - a collection of debris and dwarf planets.