Sci-tech

by | January 13, 2019 | 01:12

Collaboration have spotted 13 new fast radio bursts (FRB ) - powerful radio flashes probably arriving from far outside the Milky Way, with mysterious origins that continue to be a matter of debate. The CHIME telescope in Canada . That FRB was discovered by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in 2015. None of these theories can really be tested yet because there's been one problem with studying fast radio bursts: majority are one-and-done, detected and then gone in an instant.

by | January 12, 2019 | 00:26

Among the images is a 360-degree panorama stitched together from 80 photos taken by a camera on the lander after it released the rover on to the lunar surface, Xinhua said, citing Li Chunlai, the deputy director of the National Astronomical Observatories of China and commander-in-chief of the Chang'e 4 ground application system.

by | January 09, 2019 | 01:26

Options might include delaying Brexit beyond March 29, holding a referendum or calling multiple votes in the Commons in the hope MPs will give in. Brexit will take effect March 29. Labor says it would renegotiate the deal, and is angling for new elections. "The government has got us to the point of ruin".

by | January 09, 2019 | 00:30

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro expressed doubts on Friday over the merger between Brazilian aviation company Embraer and US company Boeing, which has been in talks since previous year, Xinhua reports. On Thursday Bolsonaros Minister of state for Onyx Lorenzoni announced that the government is going to clean the "house". The decree defangs Brazil's Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, which previously determined federal protected status for Amazon lands and others.

by | January 05, 2019 | 00:30

Also closed today was the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California . Campsites at Yosemite National Park , one of the most remarkable and popular in America, have been forced to close due to human effluence after the paralysis led to the closure of nearby public toilets.

by | January 04, 2019 | 05:18

Humanity first visited the moon decades ago, but today is the first time a mission has made a soft landing on the moon's far side . The relay satellite , dubbed Queqiao ("Magpie Bridge", a name inspired by a Chinese folk tale), is required because there's never any direct line of sight between Earth and Chang'e-4.

by | January 02, 2019 | 01:23

Scientists made a decision to study Ultima Thule with New Horizons after the spaceship, which launched in 2006, completed its main mission of flying by Pluto in 2015, returning the most detailed images ever taken of the dwarf planet. The spacecraft is believed to have come within 2200 miles (3500km) of Ultima Thule . And even the U.S. government shutdown couldn't stop NASA from celebrating such an extraordinary feat.

by | January 02, 2019 | 01:22

ET on January 1. Called a "relic" of the early Solar System , Ultima Thule is estimated to be anywhere from 25 to 45 kilometers in diameter, but astronomers will have a much better idea of its size and shape once New Horizons makes its close pass.

by | December 24, 2018 | 01:28

Several IWC member countries, including United States tried to persuade Iceland to end its commercial whaling and later in 2011 after pressure from WWF and others, U.S. Japan's decision to exit from the International Whaling Commission carries the risk of forfeiting international trust and damaging momentum for conservation - all in exchange for an uncertain outlook for commercial whaling as demand for whale meat falters.

by | December 21, 2018 | 00:59

But controllers called the attempt off about 10 minutes before the planned launch, after noticing an issue with the rocket. "I was thinking it was a jet or something", Kira Bulger of Oakland told local CBS affiliate station KPIX 5. The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday. The meteor was caught on dash cams, quickly falling, nearly vertically, and leaving behind a bright trail, which shone high in the sky.

by | December 16, 2018 | 01:27

Richard Branson center celebrates with pilots Rick "CJ" Sturckow (L), and Mark "Forger" Stucky (R), after Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on December 13, 2018. The space plane was piloted by two expert pilots, Mark "Forger" Stucky and Frederick "CJ" Sturckow, both of whom will be awarded with FAA Commercial Astronaut Wings in a ceremony early next year.

by | December 15, 2018 | 01:02

NASA's Voyager 2 is now the second human-made object to zip away from the sun into the space between the stars. On Dec. 10, 2018, NASA announced that Voyager 2 had joined Voyager 1 in interstellar space. "We have an instrument which measures the wind coming from the sun, and we saw in fact that there was no longer any measurable solar wind", Edward Stone, the Voyager mission's project scientist, said in a video released Monday.

by | December 14, 2018 | 00:57

The Geminid meteor shower is set to peak Thursday night into Friday morning and people all over the world were getting ready to see the last big meteor shower of 2018. First discovered via satellite data 35 years ago, an asteroid called " 3200 Phaethon " is responsible for bringing the spectacular Geminids meteor showers to Earth's atmosphere each December.

by | December 10, 2018 | 01:16

SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker said that the team will use the telemetry from the first-stage booster to find out the reason behind the failed landing. This mission is NASA's 16th mission of SpaceX, which is part of a long-term contract to deliver supplies in space. The Dragon spacecraft, carrying almost 3 tons of science and supplies, is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station on Saturday.

by | December 08, 2018 | 15:26

Falcon 9 B1050 seen shortly before a grid fin lost control, throwing the rocket into a near-uncontrollable spin. Now, SpaceX head honcho Elon Musk has shared some clearer video of what, exactly, happened and what went wrong on the Falcon's journey back to Earth.

by | December 06, 2018 | 00:45

Ahead of Monday's launch a Russian Orthodox priest blessed the spaceship on its launchpad, in accordance with tradition, while the crew spoke calmly of the dangers involved. "Space is changing so quickly and my hope is Canada's as much a participant as it has ever been in global programs moving forward", she said. The launch comes less than two months after a booster failure forced a Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and USA astronaut Nick Hague to make an ...

by | December 05, 2018 | 01:01

Naturalist and TV legend Sir David Attenborough has sent a dramatic message about the impact of climate change on the world, insisting there is now a pressing need to stand together to solve the growing issue, as he spoke at the recent UN Climate Change conference.

by | December 02, 2018 | 01:36

That will depend on the success of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services program . Firefly Aerospace designs, manufactures and operates launch vehicles for the small satellite and Draper works to provide payload operations guidance systems for the lunar lander.

by | November 27, 2018 | 00:44

If all goes as hoped, NASA will catch word of a safe landing thanks to two briefcase-size spacecraft that launched with InSight, together called Mars Cube One ( MarCO ). Up to now, the success rate at the red planet was only 40 percent, counting every attempted flyby, orbital flight and landing by the U.S., Russian Federation and other countries since 1960.

by | November 27, 2018 | 00:30

Climate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars annually by century's end unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major USA government report warned on Friday. The National Academy of Sciences reviewed the report, and one of the members said this: "We have wasted 15 years of response time". Outside scientists and officials from 13 federal agencies wrote the report, which was released on the afternoon following ...

by | October 13, 2018 | 12:30

The current asking price for a short trip to the lower edges of space costs around £200,000 to book through Virgin Galactic , although Branson says that once his fleet is fully running that could fall to around £40,000 within a decade or so.

by | October 12, 2018 | 14:31

National Energy Board spokesman Tom Neufeld said the fire was along Enbridge's Westcoast main line, which falls under the board's jurisdiction. So far no injuries have been reported. 'Thank you for all your concern, we are all okay, we are staying at a hotel tonight, the community is evacuated, everyone is accounted for and okay too.

by | October 12, 2018 | 12:30

The IPCC has come out with a special report on global warming that said limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius will require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. Jones' has continued to harp that insurers must act soon, despite indications in past reports that the real effects of climate change are a ways off.

by | October 09, 2018 | 18:30

When countries signed the Paris agreement , the consequences of a 1.5-degree temperature rise weren't very clear, IPCC chair Hoesung Lee said at a press conference . Fellow author Valerie Masson-Delmotte said: " The report shows that we are at a crossroads". We are already ahead of those targets and are toughening up those targets.

by | October 07, 2018 | 19:40

That may seem like a long name. Forecasters say a tropical depression in the Caribbean could strengthen over the next several days and become a hurricane by midweek. Later today, I will receive a full update and briefing on the forecast and potential impacts of the storm from federal, state and local emergency management officials.