Sci-tech

Spiders have blanketed a Greek lagoon in 300-meter cobwebs

Spiders have blanketed a Greek lagoon in 300-meter cobwebs The locals should probably be thanking them as one of the things they eat is mosquitoes which Chatzaki notes have also been seen in the area in greater numbers than usual. Luckily, she said , they won't be around for long. "The spiders will have their party and will soon die", added Maria. These types of spiders can be found in many areas around the world, including the United States. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Eastern Atlantic Ocean

Winds are sustained at 40 miles per hour. A faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center said it is now monitoring two other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic. [Full Article...]

NASA's planet-hunting telescope discovers two new Earth-like planets

NASA's planet-hunting telescope discovers two new Earth-like planets The image above is just a portion of the full image - the bright part on the right is the Large Magellanic Cloud, while the bright star R Doradus is on the left. The targets include the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds - the galaxies closest to Earth - as well as 47 Tucanae (NGC 104), a globular cluster of old stars. [Full Article...]

Octopuses on ecstasy drug 'become more social'

Octopuses on ecstasy drug 'become more social' Seven octopuses received MDMA inside laboratory tanks. Fascinatingly, while sober, the octopus spent more time with the object, but when it was given a mild dose with MDMA, it favored the other octopus. The data obtained allowed to conclude that in the body of the octopus there is the plot, which is responsible for the involvement of the serotonergic system in the regulation of social behavior... [Full Article...]

Cheers At SpaceX: Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot

Cheers At SpaceX: Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot SpaceX , has announced that the company's 2023 moon mission will be streamed live in high-definition virtual reality so that viewers can get as close to the action as possible without being there in the flesh. "Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moon", he said. He said he often mused about what artists like Basquiat or Andy Warhol might have come up with if they'd traveled into space. [Full Article...]

Giant spiders' web covers Greek beach

The spider web appeared in Aitoliko, a city in western Greece . The freakish sight was the work of spiders from the genus Tetragnatha - otherwise known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. Just when you thought you these guys could not get more invasive, they invade a whole Greek town... for a sex party. Tetragnatha spiders are not exclusive to Aitoliko, Greece. [Full Article...]

Air Force Secretary: Space Force 'Bold Idea,' but US Already Dominates Space

Air Force Secretary: Space Force 'Bold Idea,' but US Already Dominates Space Air Force has led the armed forces in establishing America's space capability such that it is unrivaled in the world", the association said. "The proposal that the Air Force circulated to other elements of the Defense Department on Friday was actually tasked to us by the group that is trying to develop concepts to implement the President's vision", Wilson said. [Full Article...]

Greek town covered in spider webs

Giannis Giannakopoulos noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and captured the spider creations with his camera. The warmer weather around the area has helped create ideal conditions for the spiders to come out and build giant cobwebs strung on the local flora. [Full Article...]

Florence rainfall totals for North Carolina: 8 trillion gallons

Florence rainfall totals for North Carolina: 8 trillion gallons More than 15,000 people remain in shelters and more than 200,000 customers are without power across North Carolina, six days after Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, according to state officials. The potatoes can be picked by hand, but "we use a plow that flips them out of the ground", he said. Environmentalists worry the toxic coal ash stored there could spill into the Cape F... [Full Article...]

A Giant Spider-Web Covers An Entire Shoreline In Aitoliko, Greece

The spider web appeared in Aitoliko, a city in western Greece . See the massive spider webs in the video player above . The webs are filled with Tetragnatha spiders - known as "stretch spiders" for their long bodies. Though those with phobias may find the sudden presence frightening, experts say these spiders aren't risky to humans and were likely just taking advantage of favorable mating co... [Full Article...]

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist Ahead of the anticipated announcement , SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted two new renders of the spacecraft that is now in development. In an interview in March, Musk said the ship was now being built, adding "I think we'll probably be able to do short flights, short sort of up-and-down flights, probably sometime in the first half of next year". [Full Article...]

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept debuts at Hannover

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept debuts at Hannover The one-off Nissan , developed in the United Kingdom in collaboration with the European Space Agency, was unveiled at today's (Weds) Hannover Motor Show in Germany. The Double Cab receives dark blue leather and orange highlights, while the 2.3-litre diesel four-cylinder remains unchanged, still producing 187 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. [Full Article...]

Nuclear Pasta Is the Super-Macaroni of the Universe

NASA scientists say that a piece of neutron star the size of a cube of sugar would weigh as mount Everest. When they collapse, neutron stars expel all their neutrinos, which makes them even denser. "This allowed us to calculate how much they are durable. Despite the strength of this material, no one is going out of it to build something". The team determined that, to shatter a plate of nuclear ... [Full Article...]

Astronomers found the planet Vulcan from Star trek

Astronomers found the planet Vulcan from Star trek On the show, Vulcan's star was also described in a way that oddly coincides with HD 26965 qualities although it had been given another name. The new find is also the first so-called super-Earth discovered by the Dharma Planet Survey, which is created to hunt down relatively small planets around relatively bright stars. [Full Article...]

Great white shark lair in Pacific Ocean discovered by scientists

Great white shark lair in Pacific Ocean discovered by scientists When Block and her colleagues at Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium ventured out to the mysterious shark-gathering zone this spring aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor , they were met with a surprise: a playland of sorts for jellyfish, phytoplankton, squid and fish - ideal ingredients for a great white shark buffet, the San Francisco Chronicle reported ... [Full Article...]

Trump visits the Carolinas after Florence

Trump visits the Carolinas after Florence He joked that the boat might now belong to the owner of the house. Trump returned his gaze to the vessel, which was white with brown accents and balanced at a precarious, accidental angle. "We're ready.to do whatever we have to do to make this flawless", Trump said Wednesday. He added: "If one of those rafts comes in contact with you, or you try to break it apart, it will likely disperse and c... [Full Article...]

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Identified as SpaceX Moon Passenger

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Identified as SpaceX Moon Passenger Soon, he started imagining if his other favourite artists, such as Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson, John Lennon and Coco Chanel, were also given the same privilege. He said then that two people who know each other approached the company about a weeklong flight to the moon and back. Branson's Virgin Galactic has sold tickets for about $250,000, which is more than the median home price in the Uni... [Full Article...]

Huge 1000ft spider web appears overnight on a beach in Greece

As reported by Daily Hellas, a broad area of greenery has been cloaked by the silvery spider-web produced by Tetragnatha spiders. Like this story? Share it with a friend! Greek local and photographer Giannis Giannakopoulos captured stunning photographs and a video of the webs. [Full Article...]

Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

The detainees were women being transported from Waccamaw Mental Health and Loris Hospital to a behavioural health hospital in Darlington, South Carolina , according to the Associated Press . Roads remain treacherous, he said, and some are still being closed for the first time as rivers swelled by torrential rains inland drain toward the Atlantic. [Full Article...]

Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina

Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina North Carolina officials said some 7,800 people remained in shelters, down from about 10,000 on Monday despite Gov. Roy Cooper's plea to stay put. Florence , the storm that brought the misery, has gone from a hurricane to a tropical depression to a meandering system that dropped rain over the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. [Full Article...]


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