Sci-tech

by | March 29, 2019 | 20:14

Bodies of the victims of the accident in Nahualá. The truck struck a group of people who had gone onto the road to inspect another person who had been hit by a vehicle, Cecilio Chacaj, a spokesman for the local fire department , told Reuters.

by | March 29, 2019 | 05:37

Vice President Mike Pence , left, speaking with museum docents at the National Space Council meeting held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine replied that NASA is ready. The Trump administration's ambitious space policy called Space Policy Directive-1 wants to accelerate putting astronauts back on the moon, specifically to the lunar south pole.

by | March 29, 2019 | 02:54

Phase 2 will be conducted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) from September through December in Cologne, Germany. "These studies are expected to help advance the understanding of how to keep humans safe as we move from lower-Earth orbit missions into deep space exploration", said NASA on its website .

by | March 29, 2019 | 01:43

Nasa has two medium-size hard upper torsos on the ISS but only one of them has been properly configured for a spacewalk. The first all-female spacewalk, originally scheduled for this Friday, March 29, has been dumped because they couldn't get two lady-size spacesuits ready in time , according to a statement from NASA .

by | March 28, 2019 | 20:15

In 2015, the OPAL team began a yearly mission to analyze images of Neptune captured by Hubble and detected a small dark spot in the southern hemisphere. Only five years after, the Hubble Space Telescope took sharp pictures of Neptune that demonstrated the Earth-sized Great Dark Spot and the Dark Dark Position 2 had disappeared.

by | March 28, 2019 | 14:11

Referencing the fact that the required spacesuit size was simply a medium, Colbert asked a rather good question. NASA is responding to criticism after announcing the first-ever all-female spacewalk will not happen this week because only one appropriately sized spacesuit is ready.

by | March 28, 2019 | 09:58

They criticized Republican leaders for a calling a procedural vote on the bill when they knew it had no chance of passing. But Democrats" plan to counter his maneuver with one of their own: they will vote " present' - which does not count towards or against passage but does contribute to the quorum, meaning the lawmaker does not have a missing vote on their record.

by | March 27, 2019 | 18:29

Toward the lower right of the image is an orange cloud of superheated air created by the explosion. On Friday, NASA shared images of the fireball captured from Terra , a satellite the size of a small school bus that is circling Earth on a north-to-south orbit every 99 minutes.

by | March 26, 2019 | 14:55

The agency said it made the change after McClain found that she would be more comfortable wearing a suit with a medium-sized hard upper torso segment, rather than the large size she wore on the earlier spacewalk . Assignments for this spacewalk will be finalized following completion of the second spacewalk. 'In addition, no one training environment can fully simulate performing a spacewalk in microgravity, and an individual may find that their sizing preferences change in space'.

by | March 25, 2019 | 17:38

Many Americans and Canadians have a great chance to see the northern lights on Friday night and early Saturday morning. The effects of the incoming geomagnetic storm will be felt most significantly late Saturday as it now appears. Variable amounts of cloud will build through the day but should break up after dark so there should be good clearer spells developing. Venture out to a place away from cities, light pollution and tall objects.

by | March 24, 2019 | 16:41

Well, the same thing happens to space station batteries. They'll lay out jumper cables between the Unity module and a spot on the midpoint of the station's backbone to establish a redundant path for power to the station's Canadian-built robotic arm.

by | March 23, 2019 | 16:09

That means there is a chance that we could catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis , also known as the Northern Lights. Should the Kp-Index show numbers favorable to see the Auroras in our area, you will want to find the darkest spot possible, to avoid light pollution.

by | March 22, 2019 | 20:29

Other image processing techniques were also applied, such as cropping and adjusting the brightness and contrast of each image . The sample on Bennu is scientifically meaningful because the primitive asteroids like Bennu resemble what Earth looked like when life began, containing organic molecules, volatiles, and amino acids that may have been the precursors to life on Earth.

by | March 22, 2019 | 12:27

The National Weather Service says that "major to historic river flooding " will continue across parts of the MS and Missouri River Basins. The river's next major flood crest is forecast to hit St. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue said more than a million calves have been lost from the flood damage. A local ethanol plant was also shut down amid the flooding.

by | March 21, 2019 | 21:55

SpaceX's Starhopper, a prototype of the company's Starship , in Texas ahead of testing. "Testing Starship heatshield hex tiles", Musk tweeted on Sunday, along with a short video of white glowing hexagonal sheets that will eventually protect the craft from searing heat.

by | March 21, 2019 | 18:56

The animal died from starvation and was unable to eat because of the trash filling its stomach, said Darrell Blatchley, director of D' Bone Collector Museum Inc., which helped conduct the examination. A necropsy was performed on the whale and BFAR 11 collected tissue samples for scientific determination of other possible causes of death through a series of histopathologic tests.

by | March 19, 2019 | 21:54

The final supermoon of the year is coming this week and it's happening just a short time after the official start of spring. The term " worm moon" is typically given to the first full moon in March, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac .

by | March 19, 2019 | 16:27

A meteor traveling 20 miles per second exploded in Earth's atmosphere with the power of 10 World War II-era atomic bombs - and nobody noticed until now, BBC News reports. NASA did not record the event, but the USA military satellites captured the massive meteor explosion. Nasa was tasked by US Congress in 2005 with locating 90 per cent of near-Earth asteroids of 140 metres in size or larger by 2020 but scientists say it will take another 30 years to achieve the directive.

by | March 18, 2019 | 23:37

His stomach " had the most plastic we have ever seen in a whale", they wrote in the post . "I was not prepared for the amount of plastic ". Marine biologists and volunteers from the D'Bone Collector Museum in Davao City, in the Philippine island of Mindanao, were shocked to discover the brutal cause of death for the young curvier beaked whale, which washed ashore on Saturday.

by | March 15, 2019 | 13:11

With little action from the national government, time is running out, and many teens are fearful for both the present and future condition of the climate. Willetton Senior High School student Ryan Hunt, 13, said he was striking to save the world. "When I saw that ( Fridays for Future ) was planning to have an inaugural protest in the USA on March 15th, I sent out a message to a few friends to see if they wanted to organize a student strike in Bellingham", Gardner said in an email.