Sci-tech

by | May 05, 2019 | 18:22

This particular meteor shower , called the Eta Aquariids, is thanks to debris left behind by Halley's Comet hundreds of years ago. While those in the Southern Hemisphere can look forward to seeing as many as 40 meteors per hour. The number of meteors visible will depend on your location on the globe. Getting away from the city and light pollution will provide a better view.

by | May 04, 2019 | 23:12

When asked by reporters if he would bargain with the federal government, perhaps swapping B.C. approval for the Trans Mountain expansion for more gasoline coming down the existing pipeline, Horgan said he wouldn't negotiate in public. "This bill does not need a nip-and-tuck; it needs complete reconstructive surgery or to be put out of its misery", Kenney told senators of the committee on the final day it is holding hearings on its study of the bill.

by | May 04, 2019 | 03:13

Published: April 30, 2019, 5:20 p.m. Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch said at a news conference Wednesday that the city has 9 miles (14 kilometers) of riverfront, making the prospect of a floodwall to protect all of it outlandishly expensive.

by | May 03, 2019 | 18:27

We seem to see jets anywhere in the universe where there are inflows of matter onto a central object such as a black hole. The jets rapidly rotate as it fire from the black hole toward different directions, just about minutes apart. While studying journalism at Washington State University, Ari found a passion for finding engaging stories. Normally, they use long exposures. According to the study, V404 Cygni's accretion disk is 10 million kilometres wide, and the inner few thousand kilometres ...

by | May 03, 2019 | 14:12

In context: Last month, we reported on SpaceX's successful launch of its unmanned "Crew Dragon" capsule. While he declined to speculate how long the failure probe might take, he said, "I hope this is a relatively swift investigation". NASA said it was the second time such a unit had been replaced robotically, without needing to make astronauts perform a spacewalk. Less than 10 minutes after the mission's launch, SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on the ...

by | May 02, 2019 | 23:45

He said numerous Xiahe locals remember the discovery made by the monk almost four decades ago, and that it would be "weird" for a monk to find a mandible somewhere else and then claim to have found it in the Baishiya Karst Cave . Scientists found that this mandible is preserved well and has a robust primitive shape with large molars still attached to it. Thankfully, as Hublin explained to Gizmodo , a layer of carbonite crust on the mandible allowed his team to date the fossil, which ...

by | May 02, 2019 | 23:36

Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division said corporate and personal greed perpetuated this fraud against government and other private customers. "It is critical that we are able to trust our industry to produce, test and certify materials in accordance with the standards we require". Sapa Profiles, which now goes by the name Hydro Extrusion Portland, has agreed to pay out over $46 million for their false claims that resulted in mission ...

by | May 02, 2019 | 16:52

Sivan, chairman of ISRO , said in an interview previous year. "The expected moon landing on September 6", said the space agency in a statement on Wednesday, reported the local media. The orbiter module of Chandrayaan-2 will circle the moon and relay data and information about conditions on the surface, ISRO states on its website .

by | May 02, 2019 | 16:42

The company admitted that employees had faked test results related to the metal's strength and reliability under pressure. (SPI), admitted to altering test results of extruded aluminum and falsifying certifications for almost 20 years. The company, now known as Hydro Extrusion Portland, Inc ., has agreed to pay NASA, the DOJ and other entities $46 million. Investigations were conducted into both incidents, putting forward several potential root causes for the fairing failures, including a ...

by | May 01, 2019 | 13:41

V404 Cygni is a binary system in the constellation of Cygnus . The massive gravity of the black hole draws material away from its companion star into its accretion disk . "In June of 2015, the system underwent a very bright outburst in which the black hole started feeding extremely rapidly". The black hole itself is rotating and the gravitational pull is so strong, it's actually pulling nearby space and time around with it.

by | April 30, 2019 | 19:42

But she added: "I am still yet to see politicians listen to young people and do everything within their power to protect our future". The group also said he would request a meeting with the entire shadow cabinet for the demands to be presented.

by | April 28, 2019 | 20:30

The researchers developed a method to allow the space telescope to "drift" as it images the stars, imaging more than one at the same time and drastically increasing the precision of their overall distance measurement. "If these values don't agree, there becomes a very strong likelihood that we're missing something in the cosmological model that connects the two eras", he said.

by | April 27, 2019 | 08:28

They include Alan Heath, 55, a research scientist, Jen Witts, 38, a support worker, Sian Vaughan 53, a retired head teacher, Debbie Rees, 57, a gardener and artist, Kef Shimidzu, 55, a tutor, Lucy Galvin, 53, a civil servant and Johnny Woon, 60, who is retired.

by | April 27, 2019 | 04:55

Measuring the Martian equivalent of earthquakes, seismic waves traveling through the interior of the planet, was among the lander's key science goals. As for Mars, "we've been collecting background noise up until now, but this first event officially kicks off a new field: Martian seismology! ". Interestingly, InSight's scientists say the character of the rumble reminds them very much of the type of data the Apollo sensors gathered on the lunar surface.

by | April 27, 2019 | 02:59

A vehicle crosses a flooded street in Laval, Canada, on April 21, 2019, as the authorities remain on high alert in expectation of more surges of water across southern Quebec. As of midday Sunday, about 1,000 homes had been affected by the flooding in Quebec. "But we give them enough resources to leave with dignity ". Public affairs officer Pierre Leblanc said the army's priority in the Laval area would be filling and stacking sandbags and protecting critical infrastructure near the river, ...

by | April 25, 2019 | 17:43

While the selfie shows the lighter side of being a ranger, it can be a risky job. The selfie taken by Ranger Mathieu Shamavu quickly went viral during the past week for obvious reasons. Proud to stand next to the survivors, in one selfie, a young man contains a grin, as he stands next to a gorilla on its legs, appearing very much like a human.

by | April 24, 2019 | 23:41

For years the air quality in Kern County has been considered among the worst in the United States. The American Lung Association ranked Denver as the 12th most polluted city in the nation for ozone in its annual "State of the Air" report .

by | April 24, 2019 | 14:41

The Sun on Sunday reported that Ragland has hired a house and dog sitter to keep things running at her American home while she is away for as long as her daughter needs her. When Prince Edward and wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex welcomed their daughter Lady Louise in 2003 at Frimley Park Hospital in Windsor - believed to be where Meghan will give birth - they too, paused outside for a quick picture.

by | April 24, 2019 | 14:14

Here is everything you need to know. It will officially become the full moon at 07:12am EDT (04:42pm IST) and will continue to appear full for about three days, writes NASA on its blog . The visibility of the moon from the Earth is tracked according to lunar phases. Maternity wards are said to be busier during a full moon , although in the medical world there are many who are sceptical about whether the moon encourages labour.

by | April 24, 2019 | 11:02

The moon was full Friday, so it will still be quite bright in the early morning hours over the weekend and during the peak. In a statement Sunday, QCH astronomy expert Dr Beshir Marzouk said the Lyrids meteor shower - created by debris from Comet Thatcher - is usually active from April 16 to 25 every year, while its peak occurs from the evening of April 22 until the dawn of April 23.