Sci-tech

Trump Just Called Fire-Ravaged Town 'Pleasure' Instead Of Paradise By Accident

Trump Just Called Fire-Ravaged Town 'Pleasure' Instead Of Paradise By Accident Even before those comments, Trump received a slew of criticism for a tone-deaf response to a state hurting badly from the human and economic impact of its most deadly wildfire in history, and where nearly 1300 people are listed as missing. [Full Article...]

Don’t Miss The Incredible Meteor Shower Set To Light Up Tonight's Sky

Don’t Miss The Incredible Meteor Shower Set To Light Up Tonight's Sky As a result, Vancouverites will spot these exceptionally bright objects during the late evening of Saturday, November 17; however, the moon is half-full right now so there may be some competing brightness in the sky. "The Leonids are often bright meteors with a high percentage of persistent trains", the American Meteor Society said . At a predicted average of only 10 to 15 meteors per hour vi... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Successfully Launches Qatar's Es'hail 2 Communication Satellite

SpaceX Successfully Launches Qatar's Es'hail 2 Communication Satellite Two firings were planned to put the Es'hail 2 communications satellite into the required elliptical "transfer" orbit 32 minutes after liftoff. The Es'hail mission is first time in six months SpaceX will use pad 39A. And 9 in the title refers to the number of engines in the rocket. The booster landed safely on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship, marking the 31st time SpaceX has s... [Full Article...]

Chinese fusion reactor reaches the correct temperature

Chinese fusion reactor reaches the correct temperature The four-month-long experiment saw the EAST reactor briefly reaching a temperature six times hotter than the Sun's core. In an earlier experiment from 2016, EAST maintained a plasma temperature of almost 50 million degrees Celsius for 102 seconds before the fusion chamber melted. [Full Article...]

Chilly 'super-Earth' may orbit Sun’s nearest single star neighbour

Chilly 'super-Earth' may orbit Sun’s nearest single star neighbour The potential discovery of a planet orbiting Barnard's Star - the second closest stellar system to the Sun - was announced by researchers today in Nature . 'We knew we would have to be patient. "Hopefully we got it right this time". "We combined archival data from other teams with new, overlapping, measurements of Barnard's star from different facilities". [Full Article...]

Produced the first commercial launch of ultra-light rocket Electron

Produced the first commercial launch of ultra-light rocket Electron While the company spent some of that time addressing issues with the Electron rocket, Beck told Ars that most of the company's work has been done to scale the company's operations. More about Rocket Lab and the future plans of the company, including a starting place in the United States, you can find here. But this time around, the countdown went off without a hitch, and the three-stage rock... [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million The sale, run online by Christie's and including 52 lots, raised more than £1.8m on Thursday. The auction was titled as "On the Shoulder of Giants " which is a reference to the famous phrase once used by Newton: "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants". [Full Article...]

Late physicist Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis auction for over $1mn

Late physicist Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis auction for over $1mn A collection of Hawking's medals and awards fetched almost £300,000 ($392,000) more-again well above the expected price. Stephen Hawking fans raised nearly $2 million at an auction that will benefit The Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association . [Full Article...]

Scientists Create 'Bionic Mushroom' That Can Generate Electricity

Scientists Create 'Bionic Mushroom' That Can Generate Electricity Now, a team of United States researchers say they've found a way to make environmentally friendly energy using bionic mushrooms covered in bacteria. "Light on the mushrooms activates the photosynthesis process of the cyanobacteria, which are generated by the biological origin of the electrons", explained Joshi. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court ban on firecrackers goes up in smoke

Supreme Court ban on firecrackers goes up in smoke This year, Diwali day shows that the PM10 and PM2.5 values have increased in Delhi compared to 2017. Pollution in the Indian capital, New Delhi , rose to a "severe" level on Thursday after revellers let off fireworks long into the night to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali. [Full Article...]

Federal judge halts Keystone XL pipeline construction

Federal judge halts Keystone XL pipeline construction U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris' ruling late on Thursday came in a lawsuit that several environmental groups filed against the U.S. government in 2017, soon after President Donald Trump announced a presidential permit for the project. [Full Article...]

The Hubble telescope recorded galactic "smiley"

The Hubble telescope recorded galactic The sweeping arc of light that makes up the mouth appears to be pulled out of shape due to the strong gravitational forces distorting its light. The face is located in the galaxy cluster SDSS J0952+3434. New stars are formed over the course of millions of years. The Hubble telescope was launched on April 24, 1990, via the space shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. [Full Article...]

UK’s May: I won’t agree on a Brexit deal ‘at any cost’

UK’s May: I won’t agree on a Brexit deal ‘at any cost’ The Leave-supporting lawyer ran the Cabinet through the legal arguments behind the backstop, which is created to avoid the imposition of a "hard border" on the island of Ireland if talks on a future trade deal failed. He said that the Irish Government was working hard to try to reach an agreement by the end of the year but added that it can not countenance the idea of a three-month limit to the ... [Full Article...]

Scientists say mystery space object could be alien spacecraft

Scientists say mystery space object could be alien spacecraft Since scientists are not able to explain the unusual features of a celestial body and its origin, giving it finally a new class of "interstellar objects". "I am distinctly unconvinced and honestly think the study is rather flawed", Alan Jackson, fellow at the Centre for Planetary Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough, told CNN . [Full Article...]

Tesla envisions 'partial presence' in India by 2019 end

Tesla envisions 'partial presence' in India by 2019 end Tesla's expansion plans include India, as well as Africa and South America. While Tesla chose China , not India, as the venue for its first production facility outside of California, Musk's latest tweets are nonetheless interesting for keen Tesla-watchers in India. [Full Article...]

NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End

NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End NASA's Dawn became the only spacecraft to orbit a cosmic body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter in 2011 when it began orbiting around Vesta . Dawn's demise is the latest in a series of spacecraft troubles for NASA. "Dawn's data sets will be deeply mined by scientists working on how planets grow and differentiate, and when and where life could have formed in our solar system ". [Full Article...]

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope retires after 9 years of discovering planets

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope retires after 9 years of discovering planets This telescope is going to retire after 9 years of service. These planets evolved at the commencement of the emergence of the Galaxy says astronomer William Borucki who was Kepler's chief examiner until he retired in 2015. By investigating a tiny slice of the sky , Kepler has detected light from many thousands of these stars in its view, and variations in the light received has been an indica... [Full Article...]

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe The other causes of pollution stay the same while new factors have been on the rise, without proper checks and control, It is no hard a task to forecast the coming times. State bodies are taking extreme steps to control the pollution levels in the national capital. The SAFAR said the AQI of Delhi-NCR would continue to remain in the upper range of the " very poor " category in the next three da... [Full Article...]

LGBTQ Brazilians on edge after self-described ‘homophobic’ lawmaker elected president

LGBTQ Brazilians on edge after self-described ‘homophobic’ lawmaker elected president Although his campaign coalition was called "God above all" (Deus acima de todos), The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) said Bolsonaro's policies will persecute the social movements that protect environmental defenders. Paulo Guedes, whom Bolsonaro selected as a "super minister" with a portfolio combining the current ministries of finance, planning and development, has urged Congres... [Full Article...]

Early voting in Oklahoma starts Thursday for midterms

Early voting in Oklahoma starts Thursday for midterms More than 6.6 million voted early or voted by mail in the 2016 presidential election. As of Sunday, more than one million votes have been cast across the state, according to Catawba College Professor Michael Bitzer, who analyzes state politics. [Full Article...]


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