Sci-tech

by | April 14, 2019 | 18:39

The cost includes start-up and all related services. The announcement marks yet another achievement for Musk's firm in just a few days; on Thursday, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy for the second time ever, logging the huge rocket's first commercial mission.

by | April 14, 2019 | 17:14

Less than 10 minutes into the flight, the rocket's three boosters detached from the Falcon Heavy on schedule. During Falcon Heavy's maiden flight in 2018, its two booster cores made synchronized landings side-by-side in Florida. "From our iconic launch pads at @NASAKennedy, we will continue to support the growing commercial space economy". This will be the private space company's second launch of the Falcon Heavy.

by | April 14, 2019 | 16:09

A new study reveals the details of the experiment conducted by bioscientists from the Kunming Institute of Zoology in China , which added a human gene responsible for brain growth to the genome of monkeys. Even one of the collaborators - University of North Carolina computer scientist Martin Styner - told MIT Technology Review he considered removing his name from the paper, which he said was unable to find a publisher in the West.

by | April 14, 2019 | 14:06

Scattered severe storms will also form through parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Two children in East Texas were reportedly killed during a storm Saturday afternoon when a pine tree fell on a moving vehicle where they were seated in the back seat.

by | April 13, 2019 | 15:37

Two Starlink test satellites were launched a year ago and the company hopes to launch the next set in the coming months using a Falcon 9 rocket. The first two side boosters managed to land eight minutes after launch, touching down nearly simultaneously (again!) on the company's concrete landing pads along the Florida coast.

by | April 13, 2019 | 00:32

They are thought to have survived there from at least 100,000 years ago until 50,000 years ago - potentially overlapping with the arrival of modern humans. "I have seen the original fossils in the Philippines", said paleoanthropologist Yousuke Kaifu at Japan's National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo.

by | April 12, 2019 | 13:39

That's what it was like for scientists trying to capture an image of a black hole in space. "However, since we are only collecting light at a few telescope locations, we are still missing some information about the black hole's image", EHT said.

by | April 12, 2019 | 07:51

Although SpaceX has made "many good design improvements" from the rocket that launched 14 months ago, Musk said there is a 5 to 10 percent chance of failure with this mission. SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is by far the most powerful operational rocket in the world. It has three rocket boosters, which are strapped together during launch and are created to then break apart and make pinpoint landings back on Earth.

by | April 11, 2019 | 23:56

Actress Olivia Munn also chimed in, sharing, "We got the very first photo of a black hole because of an fantastic team led by MIT grad student Katie Bouman , who helped create the algorithm that made the image possible". He conceived of gravity not as a force, as Newton did, but as a effect of the way massive objects curve space and time . But last summer, when the teams gathered at the Black Hole Initiative to share their findings, the startling similarities prompted an outpouring ...

by | April 11, 2019 | 21:54

Bouman delivered a TED talk in 2016 called " How to take a picture of a black hole ", where she explained "getting this first picture will come down to an worldwide team of scientists, an Earth-sized telescope and an algorithm that puts together the final picture".

by | April 11, 2019 | 21:35

Israel time (3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT). Marked as "not final", Beresheet's touchdown is expected at Ben Gurion's Terminal 3 , according to the site. Israeli spacecraft Beresheet made its final manoeuvre ahead of a planned descent to the moon on Thursday, which, if successful, will propel Israel into an elite group of countries that have mastered the lunar landing.

by | April 11, 2019 | 19:40

Lovecraft, though at a more manageable scale than its namesake. Paleontologists have identified a 430 million-year-old fossil as a new species that is related to sea cucumbers , and the odd creature reminded them so much of H.P. This 3D reconstruction allowed palaeontologists to visualize an internal ring, which they interpreted as part of the water vascular system - the system of fluid-filled canals used for feeding and movement in living sea cucumbers and their relatives.

by | April 11, 2019 | 17:46

She says CSIRO and Geoscience Australia believe the Indian company's revised plans for the way it manages groundwater resources meet scientific requirements. Ms Landry stressed the decision does not mean everything is now signed off and said it was now back to the State Government ( see above ). Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten suggested the approval was suspect, saying "maybe the government's chose to rush the decision out on Adani so they don't have to talk about a bigger problem ...

by | April 11, 2019 | 01:05

Beresheet will also be the first privately-owned object to land on the Lunar surface, but carries a scientific payload that will measure the Moon's magnetic field that should help scientists understand how the Moon was originally formed. Of the seven nations that have entered the moon's orbit , only the U.S., Russian Federation and China succeeded in landing on the moon. They're also poised to be the first ever private group (non-governmental group) to land a spacecraft on the moon.

by | April 10, 2019 | 14:05

The rocket launch was postponed from early April due to unspecified concerns, and then postponed again just this week due to weather. The Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron is expecting 80 percent "go" conditions during the window. "Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft".

by | April 10, 2019 | 13:32

As a part of the mission, NASA says it has launched the AZURE test rocket - the first of eight such planed launches - that aim to study the patterns of solar winds. According to VOL, a Norwegian news website, the police received several reports about the glowing lights, which admittedly looked like an alien invasion scene straight out of a sci-fi movie.

by | April 10, 2019 | 07:10

The " groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope ( EHT) project ", will be delivered in an announcement by the US National Science Foundation on Wednesday, April 10, at 9am EDT (13:00 GMT). However, matter and energy aggregate around the edge of a black hole , known as the event horizon. Eight radio telescopes have been staring at two supermassive black holes since April 2017 , according to AFP.

by | April 08, 2019 | 15:20

The company is excruciatingly close to being ready for the big day, but its current projected launch dates of April 7th or 8th are looking increasingly unrealistic . On that flight, the company sent a Tesla auto with a mannequin named Starman into space. Traffic patterns around the spaceport will be changed on launch day to deal with increased traffic, meaning only employees and previous launch-related ticket holders will be able to access the area, including the KSC Visitor Complex.

by | April 08, 2019 | 14:56

DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy clarified that there was no possibility of debris from the ASAT test conducted by India on March 27 hitting the International Space Station (ISS). On the issue of militarisation of space, Dr. Reddy said space had gained importance in the military domain. India's recent test of anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile has been termed as "a awful, bad thing" by NASA.

by | April 08, 2019 | 02:49

The news site said pythons, which are an invasive species, have had a big impact on the Everglades and researchers are "trying to find a way to eliminate or control their population". Pythons typically come from Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Since then, the python has disrupted the natural ecosystem of predator and prey in the Everglades, competing with native wildlife for food and contributing to the decline in several mammal species.