Sci-tech

by | June 07, 2019 | 22:41

Nasa said on Friday (June 7) it will open up the International Space Station ( ISS ) to business ventures including space tourism - with stays priced at US$35,000 (S$48,000) a night - as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

by | June 06, 2019 | 16:12

The system has a chance of becoming a tropical depression before heading inland over Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center. However tropical moisture and heavy rain will likely move into the lower Mississippi River valley by Wednesday and Thursday.

by | June 05, 2019 | 21:23

Tweeting from the US ambassador's residence in London, Trump mocked Biden for low-turnout rallies and a plagiarism scandal with the potentially to critically wound the Democratic presidential candidate . The document by Biden, former vice president to Barack Obama, cites sources in the text of the plan. It lists several other measures that would build on Obama-era policies like regulating methane emissions from oil and gas facilities, developing new fuel economy standards for cars, ...

by | June 02, 2019 | 23:09

The commercial science payloads included 10 science experiments and two technology demonstrations that will: measure radiation levels, collect entry, descent, and landing information, test solar arrays, and analyze the amount of hydrogen on the lunar surface , said a NASA press statement .

by | May 31, 2019 | 08:11

The snappily named NGTS-4b -which researchers have dubbed the "forbidden planet"- has now confounded those expectations. "And previous surveys have indeed found no planets in this zone". It has a mass of 20.6 Earth masses and a radius 20% smaller than Neptune, which places it well within the so-called 'Neptunian desert '. NGTS-4b was discovered using the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) facility, created to search for transiting planets around bright stars.

by | May 31, 2019 | 00:40

The bad news? Chernobyl Episode 5 is the final installment of the popular HBO miniseries. Having achieved widespread critical acclaim " Chernobyl " racked up almost 2 million people for its very 1st episode and has gone on to achieve a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and achieved 9.7/10 on IMDB , beating Planet Earth , Breaking Bad and Band of Brothers .

by | May 30, 2019 | 19:28

At the least 12 launches carrying related payloads are wanted to attain fixed web protection of a lot of the world, Musk stated. In 2015, the world got understandably excited as SpaceX mastermind Elon Musk announced the launch of a new satellite fleet that would give the world faster and cheaper internet .

by | May 30, 2019 | 18:40

As 75% of their output goes to residential addresses, Sydney Water has announced that the (now previously voluntary) Water Wise Rules will now be canon, as all garden hoses will be required to have a trigger nozzle or a similar accoutrement that curtails any unintended overflow.

by | May 29, 2019 | 22:33

Topping the "highest levels" rivers were sites in Bangladesh , Pakistan , Kenya, Ghana, and Austria . A researcher involved in the study called the results "eye-opening and worrying". A large number of drugs found in the environment - analgesics, antibiotics, anti-platelet agents, hormones, psychiatric drugs, anti-histamines - have been detected in nature at levels unsafe for wildlife.

by | May 29, 2019 | 06:09

China , which had earlier taken in large amounts of plastic for recycling, banned its imports past year, saying it wanted to improve its own environment. Malaysia will ship 450 metric tons of contaminated plastic waste back to the countries of origin said Yeo Bee Yin today on 28 May. Last week, Duterte upped the ante, threatening to cut diplomatic ties with Canada if Ottawa did not take back the 1,500 tons of waste.

by | May 28, 2019 | 22:36

A widespread severe weather outbreak is probable on Today. Damaging winds will be the most likely of threats but the chance for large hail and isolated tornadoes also exists. "Eppley picked up 1.65" of rainfall just in the matter of 6 hours this morning (before the 7 o'clock hour). The aforementioned cold front will "sweep" KAKEland of the soggy and severe weather environment that has plagued us over the past week.

by | May 28, 2019 | 16:23

Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy with late PM showers & storms likely. WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies and scattered thunderstorms will be possible, with a high temperature of 86 degrees. The best chances this week will be late Thursday and Friday . Sat: High: 82 Low: 61 Partly cloudy. Any outdoor plans you have, keep them there won't be a washout on either day however models are leaning more toward Saturday being the higher chance for rain vs Sunday .

by | May 27, 2019 | 22:57

South wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm after midnight. Tuesday brings the next best chance for scattered showers, lowering the pollen count a bit as well as the temperatures. Tomorrow: Showers and storms into the early afternoon. A Level 2 risk, indicating a greater likelihood of severe storms, is in effect for the eastern part of the viewing area, along and east of a line from Washington to Manchester and south of U.S.

by | May 26, 2019 | 05:09

Mars 2020 is slated to take flight as early as July 2020, with the spacecraft expected to touch down on the Red Planet in February 2021. Mars, now dry and dusty, still holds water ice at its poles, and evidence strongly suggests it was once a planet where water flowed freely across the surface .

by | May 26, 2019 | 03:07

This will be the second closest approach it's made in the past two decades, and the nearest it'll come to our planet until 2036. According to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, 1999 KW4 will speed past Earth at around 48,000 miles per hour.

by | May 26, 2019 | 02:43

Last year, researchers discovered that clean, mineable water ice exists just below the surface of Mars, resolving one major concern about any future human-occupied research station on the Red Planet. In his statement, Bridenstine said the agency was still exploring what organizational changes were "necessary to maximize efficiencies and achieve the end state of landing the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024 ".

by | May 25, 2019 | 13:54

We've moved from early spring weather into an early summer pattern. "We'll have dry periods then periods of storms". It's a breezy day with partly to mostly sunny skies. The weekend is expected to get even hotter, with an at-record temperature of 96 degrees on Saturday and 95 on Sunday . Showers exit by Wednesday, but the clouds likely stick around.

by | May 25, 2019 | 01:17

Conditions will be a bit cooler along the Jersey Shore with temps struggling to reach 70. Temperatures will top out in the low 90s, and a heat index in the low 100s. A frontal system passing offshore should move along quickly enough to give us a nice day. Not almost as turbulent this morning as we were 24 hours ago, but showers and isolated thunderstorms are still likely Friday .

by | May 24, 2019 | 23:43

Initial reports suggest that numerous children trapped in fire panicked and jumped as fire engines battled the blaze. PTI quoted a fire official as saying 19 fire tenders and two hydraulic platforms were pressed into service to douse the fire.

by | May 24, 2019 | 21:42

While the binary asteroid, named 1999 KW4 is labelled as "potentially hazardous" because eventually its path through space could intersect Earth, it'll cross at just over five million kilometres away, around 13 times the distance between the moon and Earth.