Sci-tech

by | January 19, 2019 | 00:50

The sun-Earth-moon alignment has to be just right to produce a total lunar eclipse from Earth's point of view. Unlike a solar eclipse, where the moon crosses the path of the sun, it is perfectly safe to look directly at the lunar eclipse.

by | January 16, 2019 | 04:44

Being able to grow food makes the idea of using the moon as a base for Mars exploration more viable. The moon Sunday night will be the first in a series of three full supermoons, which is when a full or new moon is at or near its closest approach to earth in its orbit, or perigee, according to EarthSky .

by | January 09, 2019 | 01:28

Her proposal is aimed at restricting the Government's freedom to use the Bill to make tax changes linked to a no-deal Brexit without the "explicit consent" of Parliament. But Eurosceptics including Boris Johnson are demanding that the PM pushes on to take the United Kingdom out of the bloc even if there is no agreement in place.

by | January 04, 2019 | 19:32

The Leubers family came to the park from Nebraska. "Who knows how it'll be tonight". The president, in a tweet on Tuesday, rejected the legislation that provides border security money but no funds for the wall. Kristen Brengel, vice president of government affairs for the National Parks Conservation Association , said the shutdown not only hurts the parks but also surrounding communities that rely on an estimated $18 million a day from tourism.

by | December 28, 2018 | 00:16

More than 7 inches has been reported by WCCO Weather Watchers in northwestern cities like Underwood and Ottertail. A major Winter storm will affect the regions Wednesday night through Friday with heavy snow and blowing snow. Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour also are possible, creating whiteout conditions. Forecasts are calling for ice and from 2 to 12 inches of snow Thursday.

by | December 27, 2018 | 01:29

It would have marked SpaceX's first so-called National Security Space mission, as defined by the US military, SpaceX said . The 31 now operational Global Positioning System satellites belong to four different iterations - Block IIA, which launched from 1990 to 1997; Block IIR, which lifted off from 1997 to 2004; Block II-RM, which launched from 2005 to 2009; and Block IIF, which took to the skies from 2010 to 2016.

by | December 27, 2018 | 00:55

Japan says it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but says it will no longer go to the Antarctic to hunt. Japan's withdrawal from the 89-member IWC came after the body rejected its bid to restart commercial whaling in September.

by | December 22, 2018 | 02:47

In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice , the day with the least amount of daylight, occurs on 21 December nearly every year. The date and time of Winter Solstice, featured in a special Google Doodle Friday, vary by the year, though it typically falls between December 19 and 22.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:00

The two test pilots - Mark "Forger" Stucky and former NASA astronaut Rick "CJ" Sturckow - will be awarded commercial astronaut wings, said Federal Aviation Administration official Bailey Edwards. "But let's not forget that space is also hard and we daily recognise the commitment and sacrifice that has been so consistently shown by our unbelievable Mojave family".

by | December 10, 2018 | 02:50

In the video posted on Twitter, NASA said mission engineers will eventually move the seismometer off the lander and onto the ground. "But one of the things [the InSight mission] is dedicated to is measuring motion on Mars , and naturally that includes motion caused by sound waves".

by | December 10, 2018 | 01:22

Musk also shared the video of a rocket landing on his Twitter account. The head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk has said that for some unknown reason stopped the hydraulic pump, which reveals one of the brake plates (rudders) to the desired position.

by | December 07, 2018 | 00:56

Globally, coal-fired power accounts for 40% of Carbon dioxide emissions, and more than two-fifths of the world's electricity. GLOBAL EMISSIONS of carbon dioxide are all set to register an all-time high in 2018, driven by a strong growth in emissions from India, according to the latest annual report of the Global Carbon Project .

by | December 03, 2018 | 15:50

Protesters have scaled the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris , as clashes with riot police continue during a third weekend of "yellow vest" rallies. Protesters have blocked roads across France and impeded access to shopping malls, factories and some fuel depots. There he met with firefighters, police officers and restaurant owners.

by | November 24, 2018 | 01:20

Experts believe the 28-mile (45-kilometer) wide basin could have collected and preserved ancient organic molecules and other signs of microbial life. Jezero's ancient lake-delta system offers promising sampling targets of at least five kinds of rock, including clays and carbonates that have high potential to preserve signatures of past life, NASA said in a press statement posted online.

by | November 11, 2018 | 11:17

Mrs Foster told the newspaper: "The prime minister's letter raises alarm bells for those who value the integrity of our precious Union and for those who want a proper Brexit for the whole of the UK". The spokesman also noted that UK Prime Minister's Theresa May stance in negotiations is a betrayal and she has breached the promise. The essence of the proposal of the Ministers is to continue to pay membership dues to the European Union until 2021 and to follow the rules of the unit, avoiding ...

by | November 10, 2018 | 01:21

The paper was written by Professor Abraham Loeb, the director at Harvard's Center for Astrophysics's Institute for Theory and Computation, and Shmuel Bialy, a postdoctoral researcher. But 'Oumuamua didn't have a "coma", the atmosphere and dust that surrounds comets as they melt. A handout image of an artist's impression released by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows Oumuamua - the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System - June 27, 2018.

by | November 08, 2018 | 01:31

Since a deal that included keeping all the United Kingdom inside European Union customs rules was rejected by Prime Minister Theresa May on October 14, negotiators have worked to narrow differences. The DUP's Donaldson, whose party has repeatedly criticized Dublin's approach, said a no-deal Brexit would have serious consequences for Ireland's economy and he "can't understand why Irish Government seems so intent on this course".

by | November 07, 2018 | 02:33

That means that they are located at a distance from the stars that orbit where liquid water, a vital ingredient for life as we know it, can accumulate on the surface of these exoplanets . The most recent analysis of Kepler's discoveries concludes that 20 to 50 percent of the stars visible in the night sky are likely to have small, possibly rocky, planets similar in size to Earth, and located within the habitable zone of their parent stars.

by | October 29, 2018 | 08:21

The report also analysed the trends of different factors causing pollution since 2010 and it said transport emission in the national capital has increased significantly at 41 per cent in the last eight years. In view of this and considering previous years' experience, the task force recommended a few additional measures as proactive steps to deal with the situation for consideration by the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority.

by | October 24, 2018 | 16:25

The discovery was made as part of Operation IceBridge , the largest ever aerial survey of the planet's ice around Greenland and in Antartica. An ice shelf is a large, floating chunk of ice attached to a nearby land mass, and Larsen C is just the latest on the frontline.

by | October 12, 2018 | 01:39

Downed powerlines are seen after hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida . Medical Sacred Heart hospital, which had its windows blown in by the storm said it was running off of generators and patients have been moved to safe areas of the facility.

by | October 11, 2018 | 04:00

The Carolinas, still recovering following Hurricane Florence , could see heavy rain, potentially causing flooding. Storm surge is also inundating some areas along the Panhandle. "Water is going to come up, it´s going to cover your roof". "Be safe and leave", he said . First coined by FEMA Director W. Craig Fugate in 2004, the index is based on the extent of operations and service at the 24/7 restaurant chain following a storm and indicates how prepared a business is in case of a natural ...

by | October 11, 2018 | 04:03

Trump said Federal Emergency Management Agency has been briefed and is preparing for the storm. A statement from Ivey's office warns of possible wide-spread power outages, wind damage and debris as the result of high winds and heavy rain.

by | October 10, 2018 | 02:31

Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the core and tropical-storm-force winds out 175 miles (280 kilometers). "Everybody's got to get ready". "Families should take the opportunity today to make sure they have three days of food and water, as well as all needed medications", Governor Scott wrote on Twitter .

by | October 07, 2018 | 02:35

Roscosmos' director claims the Russian space agency has experienced some problems in cooperation with its USA counterpart NASA - a development he blamed on anti-Russian sentiment. "This conclusion does not necessarily mean the hole was created intentionally or with mal-intent", NASA said. The space agency heads had an initial conversation about it by phone on September 12.

by | October 04, 2018 | 03:05

Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work with lasers described as bringing science fiction into reality. Arthur Ashkin , the American who developed "optical tweezers", became the oldest Nobel Prize laureate at age 96. Jessica Wade, a physicist at Imperial College London who was at the CERN event and unhappy about Strumia's comments, said having a female Nobel victor was also important given the current fight over US ...

by | October 01, 2018 | 02:45

Rosa still had maximum sustained winds of 120km/h this morning and it was centred about 515km southwest of Punta Eugenia in Mexico. Some isolated areas might be more. Swells generated by the hurricane were also expected to produce life-threatening surf and rip currents off Southern California. One to three inches of rain could fall in Phoenix and Tempe, according to a flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

by | September 27, 2018 | 02:18

The former Tropical Storm Kirk is moving quickly to the west-northwest, a few hundred miles east of the Windward Islands. The only active storm in the Atlantic is Subtropical Storm Leslie . Georgetown County spokeswoman Jackie Broach-Akers said officials were planning on going door-to-door and residents were being "strongly urged" to leave.

by | September 23, 2018 | 04:56

Even though Florence was downgraded into a tropical depression, officials say conditions are still unsafe. Leaders in the Carolinas warned residents not to get complacent, warning additional horrors lie ahead before things get much better.

by | September 23, 2018 | 04:27

Many in North and SC are lining-up for just the basic necessities like food, water, and ice and more than 10,000 families remain in shelters. "We have stores in those areas that are affected and its important for us when partnering you know were always willing to give a helping hang to help out those disasters".

by | September 22, 2018 | 00:36

President Trump will visit North Carolina on Wednesday to view areas affected by the storm , and Bender said said the president "absolutely" needs to visit Pollocksville and other small towns. The North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC) argues, however, that in the years following Floyd, the hog industry has taken "significant steps" to minimize the threat of flooding, even closing 334 lagoons located on flood plains.

by | September 19, 2018 | 02:11

At least 23 people have been killed as a result of the storm, which made landfall on Friday as a Category-1 hurricane. After Hurricane Matthew in 2016, one waste lagoon failed, and 14 others were inundated, according to the N.C. The death toll rose to at least 34 in three states, with 26 fatalities in North Carolina, as Florence's remnants went in two directions: Water flowed downstream toward the Carolina coast , and storms moved through the Northeast, where flash floods hit New Hampshire ...

by | September 19, 2018 | 01:30

Neither Maezawa nor Musk would disclose the price of the flight, but Musk said that Maezawa - who had been one of the two customers for SpaceX's earlier plans for a circumlunar flight on a Dragon announced almost 18 months ago, but since shelved - had already made a down payment.

by | September 18, 2018 | 02:40

Police guarded the door of one store, and only 10 people were allowed inside at a time. "There is no access to Wilmington". The Little River, the Cape Fear, the Lumber, the Neuse, the Waccamaw and the Pee Dee were all projected to overrun their banks, possibly flooding cities and towns.

by | September 18, 2018 | 02:37

Most of the fatalities occurred in North Carolina , where officials confirmed eight victims. Trump previously declared states of emergency in North and SC, and Virginia to the north. North Carolina congressman discusses the response to Florence. They don't have electricity themselves and many of their windows are still boarded up.

by | September 17, 2018 | 00:54

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area, also beginning late this morning. They said: "A tropical storm warning is in effect for all of the Azores Islands". No storm watches or warnings have been issued for the Virgin Islands and the winds of Isaac are not expected to impact the territory.

by | September 17, 2018 | 00:51

More than 60 people had to be rescued in another town as a cinderblock motel collapsed at the height of the storm's fury. More than 505,000 homes and businesses are already without power, and energy companies warn up to three million homes and businesses could lose electricity.

by | September 16, 2018 | 19:42

Decreasing modestly in strength but expanding in size, Category 3 Hurricane Florence is less than 48 hours away from making landfall on the Southeast American coast with catastrophic impacts, from damaging winds to flash flooding to widespread power outages.

by | September 16, 2018 | 19:39

More than 415,000 homes and businesses were without power Friday morning according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the United States' electrical grid. The hurricane was "wreaking havoc" and could wipe out entire communities as it makes its "violent grind across our state for days", the governor said.

by | September 16, 2018 | 19:37

In contrast to the hurricane centre's official projection, a highly regarded European model had the storm turning southward off the North Carolina coast and coming ashore near the Georgia-South Carolina line. SC announced the decision on Wednesday. Areas along the coast from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout, NC, including the Neuse, Pamlico, Pungo and Bay rivers may experience storm surges from 9 to 13 feet.