Sci-tech

by | April 06, 2019 | 22:26

In January, Musk revealed the first photo of the Starship prototype , which looked like a retro-inspired spaceship and a shiny silver bullet. The SpaceX founder wrote: "Starhopper completed tethered hop". SpaceX is performing tests in order to reach a point when its massive Super Heavy booster will be capable of taking the Starship into space and landing it back on Earth, much like the Falcon 9 rocket.

by | April 06, 2019 | 10:23

Because the earliest whale fossils come from India and Pakistan , it is thought that whales first made the transition from land back into water in south Asia some 50 million years ago. The ancient whale's hip was tightly attached to the sacrum, the triangular bone at the base of the spine that stabilizes the pelvis. Today, a giant otter-type creature would have to swim a long way to migrate, but at that time in the Earth's history, the distance between Africa and South America was ...

by | April 06, 2019 | 10:22

Leggat said increasing baseline temperatures caused by climate change, and local factors such as elevated temperatures in the area this summer, caused the bleaching to occur. A study in the journal Science a year ago found that coral reefs around the globe are bleaching four to five times as frequently as they did around 1980.

by | April 05, 2019 | 21:53

Pallister told media Wednesday his government's plan, called the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, means the federal government can not impose their tax when the province already has a viable plan. Saskatchewan challenged the constitutional authority of the federal government to impose the levy in a court case earlier this year. Carbon pollution will initially cost C$20 ($14.97) per ton.

by | April 05, 2019 | 21:25

It noted, "This means a child born today will die 20 months sooner, on average, than would be expected in the absence of air pollution". The reports brought to the fore ten countries with the highest mortality burden in 2017, China (1.2 million), India (1.2 million), Pakistan (128,000), Indonesia (124,000), Bangladesh (123,000), Nigeria (114,000), the United States (108,000), Russian Federation (99,000), Brazil (66,000) and the Philippines (64,000).

by | April 05, 2019 | 19:57

JAXA is analyzing data to examine if or how the impactor made a crater. At about the size of a large fridge, Hayabusa2 is equipped with solar panels and is the successor to Jaxa's first asteroid explorer, Hayabusa - Japanese for falcon. Members of The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, seen on screen, celebrate, as Hayabusa2 spacecraft safely evacuated and remained intact after the blast, in Sagamihara, near Tokyo , Friday, April 5, 2019 .

by | April 05, 2019 | 08:30

Still, Prime Minister Modi claims that "India has no intention to threaten anyone". "India registered its name as a space power". "The test was done in the lower atmosphere to ensure that there is no space debris". When those objects collide with one another, they create even more - and potentially still unsafe - debris. Bridenstine went on to call the move "unacceptable", and the agency is now tracking around two dozen larger pieces of debris that it now has to account for when tracking the ...

by | April 05, 2019 | 05:51

When the issue of the effect of pollution on the environment gained prominence some 40 years ago, it was two very conservative political leaders, Brian Mulroney and Ronald Reagan, who signed a pact to reduce harmful emissions to curtail the scourge of acid rain on the environment.

by | April 05, 2019 | 05:26

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is promising exemptions from the new scheme for major industries like steel and agriculture. "Bill Shorten does not have a plan, he just has a tax", Prime Minister Scott Morrison repeatedly told reporters in Canberra on Monday.

by | April 05, 2019 | 04:14

Exams revealed the garbage in the sperm whale's stomach featured all kinds of plastics including a corrugated tube for electrical works, shopping bags and fishing lines. Experts have now said it's the first time they have seen such a "huge quantity" of waste inside an animal. Several other pregnant whales that washed ashore in March had plastic in their stomachs.

by | April 05, 2019 | 02:24

The goal is to generate enough magnifying power to image the area around a black hole , especially its event horizon - the point beyond which nothing, not even light, can escape. We just have to wait and see. But the telescope hopes to snap an image of the event horizon, or the point at their edge where light can not escape.

by | April 05, 2019 | 00:02

NASA has identified approximately 400 pieces from the destroyed satellite, of which 60 are larger than 10 centimetres (4 inches) wide-large enough to be tracked by the USA military's ground radars, SpaceNews reports. The US has downplayed NASA's criticism of India over space debris created by the country's anti-satellite missile test, saying two nations would continue to pursue shared interests in space that includes collaboration on safety and security in space.

by | April 03, 2019 | 19:12

To look for the source of the emission, scientists divided the region around the Gale crater into a grid with squares on each side and then used computer models to simulate different emission scenarios in each of the squares. Professor Marco Giuranna from the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology in Rome, the lead author of the paper which analysed the results, said: "In general we did not detect any methane, aside from one definite detection of about 15 parts per billion by ...

by | March 31, 2019 | 22:11

California banned plastic bags in 2014. Hawaii has an effective statewide ban that allows the state's four counties to set its own restrictions. The measures are to take effect in 2021. The potential revenues are tempting, but leading lawmakers like Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes say that communities of color need to get a share of the benefits to mitigate the past harms of prohibition.

by | March 31, 2019 | 20:16

QUEBEC-The Quebec government tabled legislation Thursday to prohibit public sector employees in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols at work. The stated objective of the bill, which is entitled "An act respecting the laicity of the state" would be to "affirm religious neutrality in a manner that 'ensures a balance between the collective rights of the Quebec nation and human rights and freedoms", reported CBC News .

by | March 30, 2019 | 17:59

Earth Hour 2019 will be observed on saturday from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time. "Together we'll speak up for wildlife and forests", WWF said . Earth Hour does not claim that the event is an energy or carbon reduction exercise - it is a symbolic action to encourage individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take accountability for their ecological footprint and engage in dialogue and resource exchange that provides real solutions to our environmental challenges.

by | March 30, 2019 | 14:29

Mars has an extremely thin atmosphere today, and early in the planet's history, it was also only receiving a third of the sunlight of present-day Earth , which shouldn't be enough heat to maintain liquid water "Indeed, even on ancient Mars, when it was wet enough for rivers some of the time, the rest of the data looks like Mars was extremely cold and dry most of the time", Kite said .

by | March 30, 2019 | 03:25

Pissed off with the death of a concrete plan, in addition to finances overruns and delays from the Area Launch System, Pence introduced that NASA ought to try to succeed in the Moon by any means crucial, even when it means utilizing rockets and landers constructed by non-public firms.

by | March 29, 2019 | 22:01

The decision to replace McClain was due to an equipment issue: she and Koch both wear size medium spacesuits and only one of those is available for Friday's spacewalk. "Good job, NASA!" In fact, one might even say, if one were so inclined, that the move was one small step for female astronauts in NASA, and one giant leap for womankind.

by | March 29, 2019 | 21:28

Louis", study author Edwin Kite, from the University of Chicago, told Newsweek . NASA's Mars Helicopter has successfully completed a series of tests and is ready to take flight over the Red Planet , the USA space agency said . For instance, the width and steepness of the riverbeds and the size of the gravel tell scientists regarding the force of the water stream, and the amount of the gravel constrains the volume of water coming through.