Science

InSight Has Landed! Inside the Dramatic Touchdown

InSight Has Landed! Inside the Dramatic Touchdown The InSight team has chosen a "boring" spot for the landing because they want the probe's two primary instruments, a sensitive seismometer and an underground temperature probe to be undisturbed - to measure the tiniest fluctuations in the planet's interior. [Full Article...]

How to watch NASA InSight landing on Mars TODAY

How to watch NASA InSight landing on Mars TODAY The craft will land in the same manner as the Viking spacecraft before it, using the friction of a heat shield and then a parachute to slow down from hypersonic speeds as much as possible with atmospheric drag. The satellite also shot back a quick photo from Mars' surface. SEIS , supplied by France's Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES), is a dome-shaped instrument containing three pendul... [Full Article...]

T Builds Revolutionary New Plane With No Moving Parts

T Builds Revolutionary New Plane With No Moving Parts Instead of propellers or turbines, the aircraft is powered by electrohydrodynamic thrust or the so-called "ionic wind", a phenomenon first identified in the 1960s. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT ) engineers are attempting a revolutionary change. Barrett said he's also interested in finding out out whether ion propulsion could lead to a different kind of aircraft, such as fixed-wing fli... [Full Article...]

Climate change could cost United States 'hundreds of billions' a year

Climate change could cost United States 'hundreds of billions' a year Unchecked climate change will cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars and damage human health and quality of life, a USA government report warns. The report warns that the frequency of wildfires could increase if climate change is unchecked. "Earth's climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities"... [Full Article...]

NASA Is Sending Rover to Ancient Mars Delta

NASA Is Sending Rover to Ancient Mars Delta NASA assured that mission engineers have reduced the landing zone of Mars 2020 to 50 percent smaller than Curiosity 's in 2012 at Gale Crater. " Getting samples from this unique area will revolutionise how we think about Mars and its ability to harbour life ", he added. [Full Article...]

SpaceX' s reusable rocket launches a Qatar satellite

SpaceX' s reusable rocket launches a Qatar satellite The satellite separated from the rocket 32 minutes later. Falcon 9's first stage for the Es'hail-2 mission previously supported the Telstar 19 VANTAGE mission in July 2018. Television views provided by SpaceX showed the stage smoothly descending to touchdown about eight minutes and 15 seconds after liftoff. Other private companies, like Blue Origin, are working on similar technologies, but... [Full Article...]

Super-Earth Discovered Orbiting Closest Single Star to the Sun

Super-Earth Discovered Orbiting Closest Single Star to the Sun Among the instruments used to locate the planet were the European Southern Observatory's planet hunters, the HARPS and UVES spectrographs, which, in combination with the Doppler effect , were able to see when the planet's gravitational pull resulted in the star wobbling. [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for R5.5m at auction

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for R5.5m at auction All the proceeds from the sale of the chair will benefit the Motor Neurone Disease Association and The Stephen Hawking Foundation . The copy, one of only five originals of the thesis entitled " Properties of expanding universes ", smashed pre-sale expectations four times over to sell for £584,750 at the Christie s sale, which ended on Thursday. [Full Article...]

China unveils its future space station

China unveils its future space station The three astronauts will be able to live permanently on board of the spacecraft, with a total weight of at least 60 tons, and equipped with solar panels. Several global space agencies launched the main module and first components of the ISS into space over two decades ago. "I'm sure over time China will be successful developing partnerships", said Bill Ostrove, space analyst with US -based Fo... [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Starman and Tesla Roadster Have Gone Beyond Mars

SpaceX's Starman and Tesla Roadster Have Gone Beyond Mars Tesla has other models such as Roadster, Model S and Model X are another such examples. These latest announcements come in the light of what has been described as one of the greatest advertisement stunts of all-time, when, in February 2018, Musk made a decision to send a Tesla Roadster (in fact, his very own Tesla Roadster) into space as a dummy load for his Falcon Heavy rocket, manufacture... [Full Article...]

Harvard scientists say mysterious space object may be from ‘alien civilization’

Harvard scientists say mysterious space object may be from ‘alien civilization’ The object was discovered a year ago with the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope atop Haleakalā on Maui and was given the Hawaiian name ʻOumuamua , meaning 'a messenger from afar arriving first'. Their theory - and this is really, really cool - is that it might be a light sail, powered by solar radiation and of an "artificial origin" (i.e. built by aliens). [Full Article...]

Irish PM tells United Kingdom it can’t halt backstop plans

Irish PM tells United Kingdom it can’t halt backstop plans Cabinet minister James Brokenshire rejected suggestions that final agreement has been reached, saying negotiations are "still very firmly continuing", with 95% of issues resolved. "We are choosing wholesale subjection". DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said Dublin's stance was making a no-deal Brexit likely. Under this plan we surrender control to Brussels. [Full Article...]

Air quality to improve

Air quality to improve 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. With the national capital region reverting to "gas chamber" conditions again - Delhi's air hit severe levels for the first time this season - it's clear that government hasn't done enough to avert the winter disaster. [Full Article...]

Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda

Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda He promised to merge Brazil's agriculture and environment ministries into one, saying "we won't have any more fights" over ecological concerns on deforestation. In a 2013 interview with British television personality Stephen Fry, Bolsonaro said that "Brazilian society doesn't like homosexuals" and claimed that gays were brainwashing heterosexual children to "become gays and lesbians to satisfy the... [Full Article...]

Planet-hunting Kepler space telescope to be retired

Planet-hunting Kepler space telescope to be retired Mr Borucki described his favourite exoplanet, named Kepler 22B , which was first spotted by the telescope in 2009 and is located more than 600 light years from Earth. Kepler's data also provided a new way to assess whether a planet had a solid surface, like Earth and Mars, or is gaseous, like Jupiter and Saturn. [Full Article...]

93% children below 15 exposed to toxic air

93% children below 15 exposed to toxic air Respiratory problems such as childhood asthma , lung function deficiencies, lower respiratory tract infections and even cancers are more likely among children exposed to air pollution , the report says. While air pollution is a global problem, it is particularly profound in low and middle income countries , the report stated . The following revelations were made in a report titled ... [Full Article...]

Oscar Strengthens Into Tropical Storm

Oscar Strengthens Into Tropical Storm The tropical depression that would eventually become Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on November 8th. But forecasters said: “This system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30, but it usually peaks on September 10-11. As of Thursday morning, what is designated as Disturbance 1 was about ... [Full Article...]

Thick hazy morning in Delhi chokes, air quality deteriorates

Thick hazy morning in Delhi chokes, air quality deteriorates The Central Pollution Control Board recorded the overall air quality index of Delhi at 341. The task force suggested discontinuing all construction activities between November 1 and November 10, involving excavation, stone crushers, and stone crushers that generate dust pollution. [Full Article...]

2 rectangular icebergs captured by NASA’s IceBridge flight

2 rectangular icebergs captured by NASA’s IceBridge flight NASA started this year's Operation IceBridge in October and some of the images show not just the majesty of southern polar ice, but also some of the rather unusual and freakish shapes that icebergs can take. "I often see icebergs with relatively straight edges, but I've not really seen one before with two corners at such right angles like this one had". The photo was taken on October 14, 2018, j... [Full Article...]

Our Bodies Are Polluted With Plastic, Scientists Warn

Our Bodies Are Polluted With Plastic, Scientists Warn They suggested that these containers could cause contact with the plastic in the body. Now we are literally eating our own trash. Previous studies have found microplastics to be present in everything from beer to table salt . Both are commonly found in food and drink packaging. Dunkler was not involved in the current research. The study's participants wrote down everything they at... [Full Article...]


« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119  Next »