Science

by | December 09, 2018 | 14:42

If what Musk says proves true, the rocket is certainly wet but not much worse for the wear after the landing and will be recovered which is pretty damn impressive. unless, of course, it's Christmas. The spacecraft, which flew to the space station in February of 2017, is carrying 36,000 roundworms in pouches to the orbiting lab and and if all goes well, about two or three million ones will come back to earth.

by | November 27, 2018 | 09:15

A pair of mini satellites trailing InSight since their May liftoff provided practically real-time updates of the spacecraft's supersonic descent through the reddish skies. Across North America, live viewings were held at museums, planetariums and libraries, as well as Times Square in NY. InSight, a $1 billion global project, includes a German mechanical mole that will burrow down 16 feet (5 meters) to measure Mars' internal heat.

by | November 04, 2018 | 20:32

Form for signing up for free newsletter. "To increase deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions is to leave each and everyone of us more vulnerable to an increasing risk of climate extremes". In an interview on Globo TV's national evening news, Bolsonaro also said he would like crusading anti-graft judge Sergio Moro to become his justice minister and eventually, take a seat on the Supreme Court when an opening arose.

by | October 29, 2018 | 18:47

The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30 and usually peaks in mid-September. Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour. Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km/h), with higher gusts.

by | October 26, 2018 | 14:19

But alien conspiracy fans will be disappointed to learn that it's a naturally occurring phenomenon. As NASA's Operation IceBridge missions (which survey Antarctica from 1,500 above) recently observed, this iceberg was surrounded by other tabular slabs, freshly calved into the frigid sea.

by | October 21, 2018 | 02:16

The only part of the country that can expect typical winter temperatures will likely be in the Southeast, spanning the states you see below that are colored white, from Florida to OH and as far west as Arkansas. The middle belt of the nation, and some of the north from California to NY, can go any which way on precipitation . The winter forecast only covers December through February, though winter weather can last well beyond that.

by | October 20, 2018 | 12:29

Russia is planning its next manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in early December after a launch failure earlier this month, according to Sergei Krikalyov, executive director of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos .

by | October 10, 2018 | 09:52

Landfall is expected Wednesday on the northeastern Gulf Coast, where authorities warned of a potentially devastating strike. The storm became a category 1 hurricane on Monday , and could be a category 2 or 3 storm by the time it hits Florida.

by | October 07, 2018 | 17:43

But these extrasolar satellites had lingered at the limits of detection with current techniques. "The first exomoon is obviously an extraordinary claim and it requires extraordinary evidence", Teachey told reporters in a teleconference organized by the journal that published the findings.

by | October 07, 2018 | 17:29

A tropical storm was forming in the Caribbean Sea on Saturday and could reach the Carolinas by Thursday , the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in a 5 p.m. However, the track, timing, and intensity of this system may easily change over the next few days. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Leslie continues to churn in the mid-Atlantic - and even though it is no threat to land, it will impact the US coast this weekend.

by | October 02, 2018 | 21:01

Polish-born physicist Marie Curie shared the 1903 award with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri Becquerel for their research into radioactivity. Ashkin, who in 1987 had used the tweezers to capture living bacteria without harming them, is the oldest victor of a Nobel prize , beating American Leonid Hurwicz, who was 90 when he won the 2007 Economics Prize.

by | September 27, 2018 | 20:02

A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are EXPECTED somewhere within the specified area of the Warning. The Met Office still advised that people pay close attention to information being issued on its website.

by | September 26, 2018 | 20:11

Lucy Babey, head of science and conservation at ORCA , a United Kingdom charity that works with whales and dolphins, also urged caution. Scientists are concerned that Benny may not be able to find his way back to the Arctic sea, where the whales live.

by | September 20, 2018 | 13:17

Elon Musk looked enthusiastic and excited at the event. This could be humanity's first lunar visit since 1972, depending on how NASA's latest moon plans shape up. Those missions will depend on SpaceX's proven Falcon rockets. Musk further said that this mission isn't a walk in the park and is unsafe. The billionaire has reportedly already placed a large deposit on the flight which is helping SpaceX in the development of the BFR launch platform that will actually take the passengers ...

by | September 18, 2018 | 11:11

Yusaku Maezawa , a Japanese entrepreneur, purchased an entire BFR rocket with plans to ask a handful of artists to join him on his journey - artists who can then create works to inspire others to dream. It's worth remembering that even a rocket beginning integrated systems tests - expected to commence with BFR as early as late 2019 - can end up looking and being nearly nothing like the vehicle that ultimately rolls off the assembly line and launches real missions.

by | September 17, 2018 | 13:02

Rescued: More than 400 people needed help in high waters in New Bern and Jacksonville, North Carolina. Gibson said Friday that while she and her family were safe, she and her husband had gotten around 75 calls and texts from others asking for help.

by | September 15, 2018 | 20:17

Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. In the 5 a.m. ET advisory , Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , NC, packing maximum-sustained winds of 110 mph and moving to the northwest at 15 mph.

by | September 15, 2018 | 19:16

South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline evacuated starting at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 million people would flee as highways reverse directions. NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 300 miles across three states. Its center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday.

by | September 14, 2018 | 21:34

Isaac was moving towards the west near 14 miles per hour". Sustained winds slowed slightly to 125 miles per hour Tuesday afternoon, making it a Cat 3 storm. Current estimates have Isaac passing nearly 150 miles south of St. Croix early Friday morning. All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but several other hurricanes are brewing as well.

by | September 14, 2018 | 20:40

But when one of Musk's fans asked him who would be taking part in the mission, the billionaire tweeted out an emoji of the Japanese flag, sparking speculation that a Japanese billionaire was planning to make the flight. SpaceX has always been public about their dream of sending private citizens to space. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972, said the company.