Sci-tech

by | July 29, 2019 | 08:11

Dinosaur researchers have found a two-metre thigh bone which is believed to come from a giant sauropod in southwestern France. The excavation site it was found on, Angeac-Charente, has produced fossils from some of the largest animals known to have ever lived.

by | July 29, 2019 | 07:07

An global team of astronomers co-led by UCLA professor Andrea Ghez published the results of the study in Science . The outcomes provide a better check on general relativity and making it the most detailed study ever conducted on supermassive black holes and Einstein's theory of general relativity .

by | July 27, 2019 | 04:15

He said: "This meteor got very deep into the atmosphere so we think there are probably rocks on the ground". The Western University All-Sky Camera Network picked up the fireball at 2:44 a.m. It flew over Clarington and passed just west of Peterborough before extinguishing west of Bancroft. These meteorite fragments were in the size-range of tens to hundreds of grams when they hit the ground, the researchers said.

by | July 27, 2019 | 01:28

Both men have kowtowed shamelessly to fossil fuel interests and are committed to rolling back the fuel economy/carbon emissions standards for new cars and light trucks put in place by the Obama administration. "What we have here is a statement of principles meant to reach out to the federal government to move them off the track that they seem to be on and onto a more constructive track", Nichols said, adding that the companies approached California officials last month about a potential ...

by | July 27, 2019 | 01:31

The Asteroid, named 2019 OK , was big enough to wipe out an entire city, according to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "It would have hit with over 30 times the energy of the atomic blast at Hiroshima", says Swinburne University astronomer Associate Professor Alan Duffy told The Sydney Morning Herald .

by | July 27, 2019 | 01:28

A backup launch window, which opens today at 6:01 p.m. EDT, could send the CRS-18 mission to the International Space Station ( ISS ) if weather conditions are more favorable, Ars Technica noted . "We're really looking forward to getting this on there", Bill Spetch, NASA's deputy manager of the International Space Station Transportation Office, said during a press conference.

by | July 27, 2019 | 00:33

Chandrayaan-1, is India's first mission to the moon launched by India's national space agency the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Such discovery could mean future lunar colonies could harvest water on the moon without having to bring it with them from Earth.

by | July 24, 2019 | 20:09

A host of French cities saw their highest temperatures since records began on Tuesday, with wine capital Bordeaux recording 106 Fahrenheit , beating the previous high of 105 registered in August 2003, weather service Meteo-France said. It is miles expected the warmth will not dip below 20C for the rest of the week. The new heatwave in northern Europe follows a three-day temperature peak from June 26-28 in France, which was four degrees Celsius (7.2 Farenheit) hotter than an equally rare ...

by | July 23, 2019 | 22:24

In 2011, NASA named its Building 30 Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center in his honor, "Christopher C. Kraft , Jr., Mission Control Center". "He proved the need for real-time leadership", Kranz wrote in his book , " Failure Is Not An Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond".

by | July 23, 2019 | 18:28

Using the observations of galaxy motions, reported in The Astrophysical Journal , Brent Tully 's team at the University of Hawaii infer the distribution of mass responsible for that motion, and constructed three-dimensional maps that reveal more of the vast cosmic structure surrounding our Milky Way galaxy.

by | July 23, 2019 | 09:53

Green said although he did not know many details about China's space program, he marveled at China's big progress in exploring the space after he learned about China's first space lab Tiangong-2 ended its mission and reentered Earth's atmosphere under control just one day before the 50th anniversary of US moon landing by humans.

by | July 23, 2019 | 00:26

NASA said in a statement that Artemis 1 would launch its Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket around the moon in an initial test phase, after which a crew containing at least one female astronaut would touch down on the surface to establish a lunar base.

by | July 22, 2019 | 14:31

The capsule is carrying Andrew Morgan of the United States on his first spaceflight, Russian Alexander Skvortsov on his third mission to the space station and Italian Luca Parmitano . Coverage of the SpaceX launch will air on NASA Television and the agency's website beginning at 6 p.m. Hague and Morgan are scheduled to conduct a spacewalk no earlier than mid-August to install the docking port, connect power and data cables, and install a new high-definition camera as part of ongoing ...

by | July 22, 2019 | 14:12

It was on July 16, 1969 that astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and (the one no-one remembers) Michael Collins were strapped into their spacecraft sitting atop a enormous Saturn V rocket. Children talked with astronauts at the exhibition and took photos with them. "Is that a possibility?" the Republican president asked Bridenstine during an event in the White House Oval Office.

by | July 22, 2019 | 12:29

In a speech at the Kennedy Space Center July 20, Vice President Mike Pence , flanked by the Orion spacecraft being built for the Artemis 1 uncrewed mission, said that assembly of the spacecraft was now "complete" and ready for final testing.

by | July 22, 2019 | 04:12

Chlorpyrifos is manufactured by Indianapolis-based Dow Agrisciences LLC. Chlorpyrifos is now made and marketed by Corteva Agriscience , which was spun off from DowDuPont as a standalone company on June 1. What's more, in 2000 the EPA call for a halt to the majority of home uses for the chemical because it endangers children. The chemical is widely used in the Midwest, with the highest concentrations of use in Wisconsin, northern IL and northwestern and northeastern Indiana.

by | July 22, 2019 | 02:57

About 16-minutes into its flight, the Rs 375-crore GSLV-Mk III rocket is expected to sling the Rs 603-crore Chandrayaan-2 into its 170×40400-km orbit. As a measure of abundant precaution, Chandrayaan-2 launch has been called off for today. But it was shifted to July 15. The material ejected from below the surface allowed ISRO to detect lunar water ice - a valuable resource that could enable future exploration.

by | July 21, 2019 | 22:00

Alongside the stage was the newly completed Orion capsule that will fly to the moon and back, on a test flight without a crew, in another year or two. "We were able to achieve so much early", Aldrin said later in the discussion, arguing that the SLS/Orion combination is not able to "get into lunar orbit with significant maneuvering capability".

by | July 21, 2019 | 04:54

TRT World's Jon Brain looks back to the Apollo 11's first Moon landing, 50 years ago. Armstrong was joined by his crewmates Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins . Turner, who drove 75 miles from his home in Poulsbo, Washington, recalled watching the lunar landing on his family's black-and-white TV in Tennessee, then going outside to gaze at the moon.

by | July 19, 2019 | 21:53

Such "astrometric: data improve our understanding of the asteroid's trajectory and refine the risk the space rock poses". Still, as we'll explain in a minute, the boffins persisted in their search because 2006 QV89 is a fairly worrying size.