Sci-tech

by | March 15, 2019 | 12:24

New research indicates that solar storms can be even more powerful than measurements have shown so far via direct observations. And while enormous solar storms are a rare occurrence, they seem to occur periodically, the researchers explained.

by | March 14, 2019 | 20:41

The fearless little rover, which was only meant o explore Mars slightly longer than 90 days, spent an unbelievable 15 years on the Red Planet. This image is a cropped version of the last 360-degree panorama taken by the Opportunity rover's Pancam from May 13 through June 10, 2018.

by | March 14, 2019 | 06:55

The U.S. space agency announced Monday, March 11 that it had selected nine teams to study "pieces of the Moon that have been carefully stored and untouched for almost 50 years". However, the water observed by the LAMP instrument does not decrease when the Moon is shielded by the Earth and the region influenced by its magnetic field, suggesting water builds up over time, rather than "raining" down directly from the solar wind.

by | March 14, 2019 | 02:12

As online challenges go, #trashtag , which went viral on social media over the weekend, is a pretty wholesome one. So, if you want to be a part or want to get tagged , all you have to do is take a before picture of the location filled with trash and, then, clean it up for an after photo.

by | March 14, 2019 | 01:13

The cabin would be pressurized for the astronauts on the lunar mission, and the fuel cell technology would provide a cruising range of more than 6,000 miles to explore Earth's moon. In the future, companies will likely work to develop concepts and production vehicles for their "home planet". "Through our joint studies going forward, we would like to put to use Toyota's excellent technological abilities related to mobility, and we look forward to the acceleration of our technological studies ...

by | March 13, 2019 | 16:21

After hours of suspense, the Dragon spacecraft touched down at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) some 230 miles (370 kilometers) off the coast of the USA state of Florida . The space station's three-member crew greeted the capsule last Sunday , with USA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques entering Crew Dragon's cabin to carry out air quality tests and inspections.

by | March 13, 2019 | 10:27

How involved were you with the climate strike that happened at the end of past year? Even though the youth might not be in power, BHS junior Wyatt Rollins is glad that young people are leading the climate movement. St Peter's student Rachael Stone, 16, is one of the organisers of the Manawatū event and she expected more than 200 students to attend. Youth and worldwide speakers, as well as folk-activist musician Luke Wallace, will be opening the event at the Legislature beginning at 12 p.m.

by | March 13, 2019 | 03:29

The fish is Atlantic salmon modified with DNA from other fish species so that it reaches market weight in 18 to 20 months instead of the 28 to 36 months that conventionally farmed salmon require. Aquabounty chief Sylvia Wulf told the AP she expected certification for an IN growing facility IN "weeks" and could receive eggs soon afterward, but it would take about 18 months for the salmon to reach their target weight.

by | March 10, 2019 | 20:13

Although, offshore wind accounts for marginal 0.2% of the global electricity generation, factors such as technology advancement, policy support, and a maturing supply chain are making offshore wind an increasingly viable option for renewables-based electricity generation.

by | March 09, 2019 | 17:02

When SpaceXlaunched its first Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station last week , the gleaming white vehicle soared into space on its maiden voyage. It was a test and familiarization flight for the Crew Dragon. Launched last Saturday atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket , the Crew Dragon spacecraft executed a flawless rendezvous with the International Space Station , catching up with the outpost early Sunday and, after a series of tests, gliding in for a smooth ...

by | March 09, 2019 | 07:12

According to NASA's website , the spacewalk will last for about seven hours. Nasa has announced that later this month it will carry out the first ever all-female space walk. "These spacewalks were originally scheduled to take place in the fall". "We never determine how many people of each gender we're going to take, but these were the most qualified people of the ones that we interviewed", said Janet Kavandi, NASA's director of flight crew operations at Johnson Space Center in ...

by | March 08, 2019 | 16:23

The spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean at 8:45 a.m. NASA explained in a blog post on March 2 that the system is recording "everything an astronaut would experience throughout the mission, such as the forces, acceleration, the protection offered by Crew Dragon's seats, and overall environment".

by | March 08, 2019 | 10:54

Last week, upon completing its pre-launch reviews, NASA estimated that if the demonstration flight went well we could see crewed flights within a few months. In a docking with a crew aboard, the capsule would likewise operate on its own, though the astronauts might push a button or two and would be able to intervene if necessary.

by | March 06, 2019 | 13:51

The unmanned test flight is meant to demonstrate SpaceX's ability to safely and reliably carry astronauts to and from the ISS . Crew Dragon next fired its thrusters to begin an approach initiation burn, which brought it inside the approach ellipsoid, a 4-by-2-kilometer egg-shaped zone surrounding the station.

by | March 06, 2019 | 05:55

Gurugram, in the National Capital Region, is the most polluted city in India and the world - with an average air quality index at 135.8, recorded past year. In total, authors found that 64 per cent of world cities exceeded WHO guidelines, with 100 per cent of measured cities in the Middle East and Africa breaking the limit.

by | March 03, 2019 | 06:57

NASA has awarded SpaceX and Boeing Co $6.8 billion to build competing rocket and capsule systems to launch astronauts into orbit from American soil for the first time since the US Space Shuttle was retired from service in 2011. But he stressed it was more important to move deliberately so "we get it right". "We're only partway through the mission", Musk said. The capsule is equipped with a life support system and an emergency abort system.

by | March 02, 2019 | 16:27

Far more people read Truthout than ever donate, but in order to continue publishing, we must raise $1,200 in the next few hours. "We have to be putting our energy in passing it". But curiously enough, this planned vote was met with outrage from the very people claiming to champion the proposal. House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said yesterday the upcoming fiscal 2020 budget resolution won't include a call for a "Green New Deal", an issue that could doom the spending blueprint on ...

by | March 02, 2019 | 05:24

NASA has selected a United States dollars 42 million mission that will help scientists understand and, ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around our planet. The hatch will open two hours and 45 minutes after docking for the astronauts to enter the capsule (take a look around the inside of the crew module in this NASA video ).

by | March 01, 2019 | 06:27

Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet several days after allegations against the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) emerged, and little more than a month after she was shuffled from the justice office to veterans affairs. "I'm not sure how that question is relevant", she said when asked by a Liberal colleague if she still has confidence in the prime minister. "I therefore completely disagree with (Wilson-Raybould's) characterization of events", he continued, brushing off a demand from ...

by | February 28, 2019 | 14:13

In fiery testimony delivered before a parliamentary justice committee that was carried live on Canadian television, Jody Wilson-Raybould said that "inappropriate" political pressure campaign involved 11 people, including some who made " veiled threats " if she did not offer SNC-Lavalin a deferred prosecution agreement that would drop the criminal charges facing the Montreal-based company in exchange for the payment of a hefty fine.