Sci-tech

by | July 19, 2019 | 18:34

Launched on Sept 15, 2016, the space lab was in orbit over 1,000 days, much longer than its two-year designed lifespan. Instead, it only served as a prototype and testing facility for technologies that will be used for a larger modular space station that China intends to launch within the next couple of years.

by | July 19, 2019 | 17:42

It is the second time a huge volume of trash has been found in Cambodia after the first discovery in 1998 when almost 3,000 tonnes of hazardous waste were left in the suburb of Sihanoukville city. However, they do contain a significant amount of plastic waste. "Cambodia is not any longer a dustbin where foreign worldwide locations can receive rid of out-of-date e-waste, and the federal government furthermore opposes any import of plastic waste and lubricants to be recycled in this nation", ...

by | July 19, 2019 | 15:27

Google celebrates fifty years since the Apollo 11 mission by NASA in today's Doodle. Michael Collins stayed behind in the orbiting base (called the command module), which would eventually bring the astronaut trio back home. Along the way to the moon's surface, Armstrong and Aldrin lost radio contact with Earth, the onboard computer showed unfamiliar error codes, and fuel ran short.

by | July 19, 2019 | 14:04

Prime Minister Hun Sen has insisted that Cambodia will not become a dumpsite for waste imported from foreign countries. Developed countries such as the USA and Canada are known to dump their toxic plastic wastes into the third world countries who have now opened up to the fact and are retaliating in recent times.

by | July 18, 2019 | 17:09

Central through eastern Pennsylvania and all but extreme southern New Jersey are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the weather service. The CDC says you should move the person to a cooler place and try to bring their body temperature down with cool cloths or a cool bath but do not give them anything to drink.

by | July 17, 2019 | 20:12

A partial lunar eclipse will occur tonight and is expected to be visible from everywhere in Ireland-assuming that the rain holds off. According to NASA , an umbra of two-thirds of the Earth's surface is expected to fall on the Moon, which will form the "Greatest Eclipse ".

by | July 17, 2019 | 19:46

Hundreds of supporters of the group Extinction Rebellion, along with a blue boat bearing the words "Act Now", blocked the street outside London's Royal Courts of Justice on Monday. after they refused to disperse to allow traffic to pass. Extinction Rebellion's summer mobilization is part of a global movement pressuring governments to confront the climate emergency with bold and just solutions that match the scale of the crisis.

by | July 17, 2019 | 19:42

Vice President Mike Pence speaks before the unveiling of Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, July 16, 2019. While speaking at the Apollo XI 50th Anniversary, Aldrin hit out at the lack of progress in space travel. "I always think of a flight to the moon as being a long and fragile daisy chain of events", the 88-year-old said at the first of several events planned across the week to mark the anniversary.

by | July 17, 2019 | 18:41

With regards to the modelling experiment conducted by researchers, they could also prove that a two- to three centimeter thick shield of silica aerogel was capable in transmitting visible light for the process of photosynthesis . They believe that this would essentially make the surface of the planet underneath the layer warmer and more habitable by blocking harmful ultraviolet radiation without compromising sunlight's ability to get to the surface, thereby allowing plants to grow and ...

by | July 17, 2019 | 07:43

On Wednesday and Thursday, the heat index will make it feel like it's from 100 to 105 in those areas. Rising temperatures from global warming will more than double the number of dangerously hot days across the United States by 2050 unless the country does more to fight the problem.

by | July 16, 2019 | 18:38

At the Air and Space Museum in Washington , the spacesuit that Armstrong wore is back on display in mint condition. When asked who they would video call from the Moon with their smartphones if they had the opportunity, 56 per cent of those surveyed said they would video call their spouse or partner.

by | July 16, 2019 | 17:56

In March the auto without the crew successfully docked with the ISS and then returned to Earth during a flawless test mission. Crew Dragon's design includes two distinct propulsion systems - a low-pressure bi-propellant propulsion system with sixteen Draco thrusters for on-orbit maneuvering, and a high-pressure bi-propellant propulsion system with eight SuperDraco thrusters for use only in the event of a launch escape.

by | July 16, 2019 | 15:38

The partial eclipse happening tomorrow is a little special for people in India as it marks a coincidence happening after 149 years. NASA has informed that the eclipse can be witnessed by people living in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

by | July 16, 2019 | 15:12

The vehicle measured meanderer, which has voyage just about 13 miles on Mars in the course of the most recent seven years, is now cautiously crawling up the base of Mount Sharp , a 3.5-mile tall mountain sitting amidst the rambling Gale Crater .

by | July 16, 2019 | 12:58

Even though Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm as the winds lost some power after landfall at Intracoastal City, La., Graham warned that tropical storm-force winds, which can range from 40 to 70 miles per hour, were still strong and risky.

by | July 16, 2019 | 12:23

Areas across the Gulf Coast, as well as parts of Arkansas, eastern Texas, western Tennessee and southeastern Missouri, have been warned that the possibility of flash floods still exist. The remnants of the storm are expected to move up through Arkansas into the Midwest through the middle of the week. Flood waters cover a neighbourhood street after Tropical Storm Barry passed through in Mandeville, Louisiana on July 14, 2019.

by | July 14, 2019 | 23:42

He said this will be the last lunar eclipse of 2019 and the next lunar eclipse of this nature visible to the naked eyes will take place on May 26, 2021. Finally, the penumbral lunar eclipse will end at 5.47 am. The eclipse will also be visible from much of Europe, much of Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica, according to reports.

by | July 13, 2019 | 12:54

In March, US Vice President Mike Pence called on NASA to hasten its lunar initiatives and put people on the surface of the Moon within the next five years - a decision in part spurred by President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly pushed NASA to return to the lunar surface.

by | July 13, 2019 | 04:23

Authorities took unprecedented precautions: The governor said it was the first time all floodgates were sealed in the New Orleans-area Hurricane Risk Reduction System. That would be the highest since 1950 and dangerously close to the top of the city's levees. The level of Lake Pontchartrain, an estuary on the city's northern flank, rose by 3 feet on Friday, triggering the closure of a flood gate on a canal that breached during Katrina, said Derrick Boese, chief administrator for the local ...

by | July 12, 2019 | 17:10

After this lander is deployed, the spacecraft will begin its journey back home where it's expected to deliver the rock samples in December 2020. The probe made a brief touchdown on the asteroid around 0120 GMT, according to information received at the mission control centre, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said .