Sci-tech

by | August 09, 2018 | 08:39

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at 1:18 a.m. EDT (0518 GMT) Tuesday with the Merah Putih communications satellite. Tonight's focus on the refurbished, soot-stained booster stole the spotlight from Merah Putih, an SSL-built satellite that's created to provide a range of telecommunication services from geostationary orbit, including mobile broadband access across Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

by | August 09, 2018 | 01:47

To successfully reach the sun, the Parker Solar Probe needs to leave Earth incredibly quickly - hence the massive rocket, which is second in launch power only to SpaceX's brand new Falcon Heavy rocket. The FIELDS instrument suite, a series of antennas and magnetometers, will measure shape and scale of the corona's electric and magnetic fields. Eric Christian, a space scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, told UPI.

by | August 08, 2018 | 20:47

All but three of the astronauts are space flight veterans. The CST-100 test flight will also include Christopher Ferguson , a former NASA astronaut and current Boeing commercial astronaut. Each operating their own timelines. Now, SpaceX will launch its uncrewed test flight in November 2018, with the first crewed flight next spring. The biographical information in this report was provided by NASA.

by | August 08, 2018 | 19:58

Debby was centered about 1,195 miles (1,925 kilometers) west of the Azores and moving north near 15 mph (24 kph). Farther out in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Kristy had sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 8 miles per hour (13 kph).

by | August 08, 2018 | 18:57

It was projected to gradually weaken while still remaining a hurricane over the next several days. Hurricane Hector is gaining strength as it barrels through the Pacific - and could make landfall in Hawaii by the middle of the week. Scientists have said there is a great deal of uncertainty over how hurricanes and volcanoes might interact, including whether low atmospheric pressure from a major cyclone could help trigger an eruption, and much remains unknown on the subject.

by | August 08, 2018 | 18:25

The best views will come before dawn on the 13th, Astronomy magazine predicts . 2016 was an outburst year, which means the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. But Cooke said the Perseids are rich in fireballs, so the show should be spectacular. So for the best look, lie back and watch the night sky, looking toward the north, and watch one of nature's greatest shows pass overhead.

by | August 08, 2018 | 14:40

Daytime maximum temperatures of 31 degrees or higher are forecast today with overnight lows near 20, providing little relief from the heat. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

by | August 08, 2018 | 14:40

The newly-discovered object resides 20 light-years from Earth and is some 12 times more massive than Jupiter , the largest planet in our solar system. It has a surface temperature of about 825 degrees Celsius. The huge planet has a surprisingly powerful magnetic field. Simultaneously, Dr. Kao's team observed SIMP0136 in a new study at even higher radio frequencies and confirmed that its magnetic field was even stronger than first measured - more than 200 times stronger than ...

by | August 08, 2018 | 07:43

Temperatures will once again be above average working into the lower 90s feeling like the upper 90s. Lows dip into the upper 70s. FRIDAY | Partly cloudy with isolated storm chances later in the day. Continuing through the work week, humidity and rain chances will continue to rise. There will be at least a chance of thunderstorms each day. Afternoon heat index values will climb to near 100.

by | August 07, 2018 | 11:37

Astronomers have stumbled upon an enormous planet which is some 20 light years away from our Sun. A brown dwarf is an object too large to be a planet, but isn't big enough to sustain the nuclear fusion of hydrogen in its core that is typical of stars.

by | August 07, 2018 | 05:40

WINK-TV News meteorologist Matt Devitt posted images on his Facebook page of fish, stingrays, manatees, turtles and a whale shark that had died. Dead sea life continues to wash ashore on beaches in the area, according to the News-Press, which is documenting the deaths in stories and a photo gallery on its website.

by | August 06, 2018 | 10:24

This crew is made up of three astronauts: Eric Boe , who was the pilot of the space shuttle Endeavor; Chris Ferguson , who took part in the last launch; and rookie Nicole A. June 30, 2011-NASA's space shuttle has been an icon of the USA space program for the past 30 years. Victor Glover , 42, and Michael Hopkins , 49, will launch on the premier operational mission of SpaceX's crewed Dragon .

by | August 06, 2018 | 10:12

As a result, scientists believe that the source (whatever it is - PRESUMABLY ALIENS, THOUGH) is likely to be extremely powerful. Plenty of invisible light is shooting across the universe, but most of it is recognizable to scientists, such as signals from dying stars, black holes, magnetic fields, and the like, Live Science notes .

by | August 05, 2018 | 03:27

That includes the auto sector, which is the next possible target for President Donald Trump's tariffs, and breweries, who are paying more for their cans from the aluminum tariffs Trump has already imposed. Stewart Elgie, director of the Environment Institute at the University of Ottawa, said the government is making a smart change because it reflects the reality that very few industries will be able to cut emissions more than 10 to 20 per cent over the next five years.

by | August 05, 2018 | 01:59

Suni Williams , who is best known for running the Boston Marathon on an ISS treadmill, will be joined by rookie astronaut Josh Cassada . Recent delays have pushed back the first flights of the Starliner and crewed Dragon to 2019, with uncrewed test flights hopefully happening in November for SpaceX or late this year, early next year for Boeing .

by | August 04, 2018 | 06:10

All remaining industrial sectors will face a carbon tax on emissions over 80 per cent of the industry average. They said the constitutional challenge is in addition to Premier Doug Ford's decision to join a similar legal battle launched by the government of Saskatchewan.

by | August 04, 2018 | 05:49

Officers began looking for vehicle on Thursday night and at the same time the ranger were called to the Many Glacier Hotel because two guests were arguing and creating a disturbance in the hotel dining room. During this exchange, Reinke reportedly told rangers he had plans to travel to Glacier next. One of those individuals was Reinke. At 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, rangers stopped Reinke and his traveling companion Ted Wyrick at Lake Village in Yellowstone National Park.

by | August 04, 2018 | 03:58

Somewhat surprisingly, given Saskatchewan's long-standing opposition to any form of carbon taxation, the document says the province, "Would have no constitutional objection if the federal government adopted a national carbon tax that applied uniformly all across the country".

by | August 04, 2018 | 01:44

Boeing's first Starliner crew will include a former NASA astronaut who commanded the last shuttle flight in 2011, Chris Ferguson , who's now a Boeing employee. So if America and Russian Federation can't find someone to take over the payments on the ISS, they're left with only one other option: destroy it in a way that doesn't put other orbital assets, or us earth-bound humans, at risk.

by | August 03, 2018 | 06:57

About a third of these projected savings, or $198 billion, are tied to the agencies' assertion that, by slowing pace at which new vehicles get more expensive, they'll allow people to replace older and less-safe cars more rapidly. Assuming, strictly for illustration purposes, a gasoline price of three dollars per gallon, that would result in an increased annual fuel expenditure of about $318.