Double success for SpaceX and Es'hail-2

Because rockets can be reused, SpaceX launches are cheaper. What is Falcon 9? This year has been extremely busy for SpaceX , to say the least - aside from the continuous launches and the introduction of the reusable Falcon 9, the company h... More..

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China's Artificial Sun Creates 100 Million Degree Plasma Core
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

China's Artificial Sun Creates 100 Million Degree Plasma Core

The team of scientists from China's Institute of Plasma Physics announced this week that plasma in their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) - dubbed the " artificial sun " - reached a wh...More..

'Super-earth' discovered orbiting red dwarf known as 'Barnard's Star'
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

'Super-earth' discovered orbiting red dwarf known as 'Barnard's Star'

But the methods we've used to detect majority are biased toward finding large planets that orbit close to their host stars. The planet candidate, called Barnard's star b (or GJ 699 b), is a super-Earth with...More..

Late season tropical wave strengthening near Lesser Antilles
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Late season tropical wave strengthening near Lesser Antilles

A tropical wave in the Atlantic could possibly strengthen into a sub-tropical cyclone by midweek, according to John McMichael, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Ruskin. "As it treks, it's going...More..

by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"Its Business Time" for Rocket Lab's first commercial flight

SpaceX can take far more cargo to space, but Rocket Lab is pitching its nimbleness and low-priced as ways to give new customers access to space and to do so on a more convenient schedule. Previously publishe...More..

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for US$1 million
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

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

A wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for nearly $400,000, with the money going to charity. The chair was initially expected to sell for roughly between $13,000 a...More..

The first observation of the last stages of merging galaxies
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

The first observation of the last stages of merging galaxies

Using powerful telescopes to see through the galaxies' thick walls of gas and dust surrounding their cores, the academics have managed - for the first time - to observe supermassive black holes fall into each o...More..

Britain's armed forces making contingency plans for 'no deal' Brexit - defence officials
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Britain's armed forces making contingency plans for 'no deal' Brexit - defence officials

His resignation raises fears that other Remainers will follow suit or be emboldened to vote down a deal. He's not the first, nor the best-known minister to resign over Brexit . "It has become increasingly ...More..

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

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

Medals and awards sold for £296,750, compared with an estimate of £15,000, while the red motorized wheelchair sold for £296,750, also compared with an estimate of £15,000. Image: This Simpsons script - an ...More..

Bionic 'Wonderland' Mushroom Unlocks New Insights Into Creating Electricity
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Bionic 'Wonderland' Mushroom Unlocks New Insights Into Creating Electricity

In their latest feat of engineering, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have taken an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with 3D-printed clu...More..

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by | Friday, November 09, 2018

A new "alien spacecraft" paper poses a challenge for astrophysicists

Scientists have been trying to figure out what the 1,312ft (400m) object named Oumuamua might be after it was first spotted by a telescope in Hawaii in October 2017 . Since its discovery, scientists have b...More..

United States court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

United States court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

In his ruling, the judge noted that the Department's analysis fell short of a "hard look" and requires a supplement to the 2014 supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) in order to comply with its obl...More..

Ozone layer on recovery track, northern hemisphere likely to heal by 2030s
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Ozone layer on recovery track, northern hemisphere likely to heal by 2030s

The hole has exposed us to strong ultra-violet light, which has in turn been linked to an increase in diagnoses for skin cancer, prompting severe bans on the manufacture of products featuring the damaging chemi...More..

NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst stars
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst stars

Surrounded by a patch of space filled with galaxies of all shapes, colors and sizes, the image reveals two yellow-hued blobs hang atop a sweeping arc of light. Stars are born in stellar nurseries or giant c...More..

Scientists push back against Harvard 'alien spacecraft' theory
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Scientists push back against Harvard 'alien spacecraft' theory

Oumuamua , which translates as "distant messenger from the past" in Hawaiian, can reach speeds of up to 196,000mph. Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb, two astronomers from the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Ast...More..

Elon Musk shows off completed Boring Company tunnel in new video
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Elon Musk shows off completed Boring Company tunnel in new video

According to CNBC, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department are investigating the company's Model 3 production projections. " Tesla will be there as soon as he believes we should". The...More..

May will not agree withdrawal deal with EU
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

May will not agree withdrawal deal with EU "at any cost"

Lisa Chambers, the Brexit spokesperson of Irish party Fianna Fáil, which similarly supports Varadkar's government in parliament, said that his willingness to consider a review process was a "significant and p...More..

NASA Probe Captures Clear Shot Of Asteroid Bennu
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

NASA Probe Captures Clear Shot Of Asteroid Bennu

Researchers have known for about a month that Dawn was basically out of hydrazine , the fuel that kept the rocket's antennae situated toward Earth and helped turn the solar panels to the Sun to energize. "Ce...More..

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope retires after nine years exploring space
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope retires after nine years exploring space

By surveying the whole sky, we will find systems that orbit stars 10 times closer and 100 times brighter than those found by Kepler-opening up new possibilities for measuring planet masses and densities, studyi...More..

What Is It That's Causing Delhi's Bad Air Quality?
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

What Is It That's Causing Delhi's Bad Air Quality?

According to experts, vehicle pollution is another big reason for Delhi's air pollution . Scaling up WHO's own Air Pollution programme , globally, regionally and in countries, including through establishmen...More..

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Just Smashed Two Records in a Single Day
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Just Smashed Two Records in a Single Day

However, on 29 October the new probe sent by NASA is expected to overcome the Helios 2 heliocentric speed record, at the time 10:54 pm EDT. With the passage of 26.55 million miles of sun surface, Parker Sola...More..

Scientists call for stop to disappearance of Earth's remaining intact land, sea
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Scientists call for stop to disappearance of Earth's remaining intact land, sea

Two years after scientists found that 77 per cent of land - excluding Antarctica - and 87 per cent of oceans had been modified by human intervention, researchers recently found that 70 per cent of the world'...More..

Kepler Telescope Declared Dead After Running Low On Fuel For Months
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Kepler Telescope Declared Dead After Running Low On Fuel For Months

The old telescope has been running low on fuel for the past months, so scientists were waiting for this moment to come, preparing to download all the data gathered in the last months. Hertz said that NASA d...More..

After finding thousands of planets, NASA’s Kepler mission ends
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

After finding thousands of planets, NASA’s Kepler mission ends

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has run out of fuel, and its mission has come to an end 94 million miles from Earth, the agency announced Tuesday. But more important, Kepler was the first NASA mission to detec...More..

NASA Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

NASA Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun

Over the next seven years, the probe will make 24 close approaches and finally get the closest it will ever be - at 3.8 million miles. These records will fall again and again over the course of the Parker So...More..

Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor, says Russian Federation
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor, says Russian Federation

The rocket producer will also take apart two other rockets which have been recently assembled and are due to launch in the coming weeks and then re-assemble them, Skorogobatov said. The malfunction caused one o...More..

250 organisations join forces to tackle plastic waste levels
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

250 organisations join forces to tackle plastic waste levels

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment , signed by packaging manufacturers, retailers and recyclers representing 20 percent of all plastic packaging produced worldwide, officially kicked off October 29 at...More..

WWF report reveals a 60% decline in wildlife populations since 1970
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

WWF report reveals a 60% decline in wildlife populations since 1970

Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF International, said that the fundamental issue is consumption, and we can not ignore the impact of wasteful lifestyles. The report shows India's ecological footprint...More..

by | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe breaks record, becomes closest spacecraft to the Sun

Expect a lot more broken records as the Parker Solar Probe mission continues, prepared to make a final close approach of 3.83 million miles from the Sun's surface in 2024. The probe is still moving closer to ...More..

Mars dust storm clears, raising hope for stalled NASA rover
by | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mars dust storm clears, raising hope for stalled NASA rover

The robot is battling a killer weather combination with the extreme dust storm, which is blocking light to its solar panels and coating it in a fine dust, while also fighting -100 degree Fahrenheit temperatures...More..

Oscar forecast to become hurricane later Sunday
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oscar forecast to become hurricane later Sunday

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30 and usually peaks in mid-September. But Tropical Storm Oscar, earlier said...More..

Cuadrilla pauses fracking at United Kingdom site after tremor
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Cuadrilla pauses fracking at United Kingdom site after tremor

Energy firm Cuadrilla started drilling for shale gas last week, but the company called their second halt to proceedings in a week due to the " micro seismic event ". Fracking was banned in 2011 after Cuadrill...More..

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

At 1100 a.m. AST (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Oscar was located near latitude 27.3 north, longitude 48.4 west. No coastal watches of warnings are in effect. Hurricane season runs through Novemb...More..

NASA spotted a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica during survey
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

NASA spotted a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica during survey

The scientist who all are involved in this operation has now released the original photo of that rare rectangular iceberg which was taken in the last week. Another rectangular iceberg spotted by the IceBridge ...More..

Hawaiian island disappeared from the face of the earth after the storm
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hawaiian island disappeared from the face of the earth after the storm

East Island, located in the Pacific Ocean , has largely disappeared after being struck by Hurricane Walaka in early October. A statement by the federal managers of the monument said that East Island "appea...More..