Friday November 16-th, 2018

Chinese city set to launch artificial moon to replace street lights Chinese city set to launch artificial moon to replace street lights

It expects to launch the illumination satellite by 2020 at the earliest. The idea of creating the artificial moon is not new, since our usual "natural" Earth satellite - Selena most likely also a man-made education. Some experts who support the p...

Pando, the Most Massive Organism on Earth, Is Shrinking Pando, the Most Massive Organism on Earth, Is Shrinking

Quick, what's the most massive living organism on the planet? In the Fishlake National Forest , this is exactly what Pando has done over the course of thousands of years. Together with his colleagues McAvoy Darren looked at Rogers for the first ti...

Global warming is 'right on our doorstep', panel warns | Independent on Saturday Global warming is 'right on our doorstep', panel warns | Independent on Saturday

Arthur Wyns, external reviewer of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C and co-author of the 1.5 Health Report stressed that the speed of reducing emissions will influence how much and how fast we will all have to adapt to a changing climate. It is obvi...

The Orionids: Debris from Halley’s comet dazzle autumn night sky The Orionids: Debris from Halley’s comet dazzle autumn night sky

The latest spectacular astronomical event is set to reach its peak in the coming days when debris from Halleys Comet will be spotted in the night sky. However, you will need to be somewhere dark with little or no light pollution. When heading out...

Watch two spacecraft launch to one of the most mysterious planets

Engineers closed the fairing over BepiColombo in preparation for the mission's launch on October 19 (Oct. 20 GMT). Mercury is the innermost planet to the Sun and is, unusually, mostly made of metal . NASA's Messenger spacecraft mapped the n...

Antarctic ice shelf makes ghostly sounds as winds whip across its surface Antarctic ice shelf makes ghostly sounds as winds whip across its surface

Researchers studying the Ross Ice Shelf have discovered a new and freakish acoustic phenomenon. According to scientists, a drone that makes a glacier, is too low to be able to capture the human ear, but he can tell a lot about the state of the ice....

Wet and Mild: Warm Winter Predicted for Much of US Wet and Mild: Warm Winter Predicted for Much of US

This change in sea surface temperature has a wide range of effects on seasonal weather patterns across the globe, but in the US, an El Niño typically means warmer winter temperatures, and higher levels of precipitation in certain regions of the c...

Stephen Hawking Posthumously Asserts 'There Is No God' in New Book Stephen Hawking Posthumously Asserts 'There Is No God' in New Book

In one of his works of the late British scientist, described the likelihood that genetic engineering can create new human species that will destroy other members of our species. They include the question " is time travel possible " - which the scient...

NOAA predicts a warmer, wetter California winter due to weak El Niño

The organization's predictive maps placed ME in a sweeping band of orange, signifying that center forecasters believe the state is among those with a 40 percent to 50 percent chance of being "warmer than normal". Due to this, above-average temperatur...

Mammals Cannot Evolve Fast Enough to Escape Extinction Crisis Mammals Cannot Evolve Fast Enough to Escape Extinction Crisis

The researchers say the data could be used to identify and prioritize at risk species before it's too late. Extinction on Earth happening faster than evolution? Like many scientists, Davis believes the world is now in the midst of a sixth ma...

China Wants To Put An Artificial Moon Into Earth Orbit China Wants To Put An Artificial Moon Into Earth Orbit

One moon apparently isn't enough for the Chinese city of Chengdu, according to a report in the People's Daily . The company says it will be launching an "illumination satellite " in less than two years, this created to light up the night sky with a...

NASA's Chandra Observatory Back in Action NASA's Chandra Observatory Back in Action

The erroneous reading triggered the safe-mode condition, which caused Chandra to swap critical hardware operations to backup units and reconfigure its mirrors and solar panels to avoid the risk of damage. Scientists are now performing analyses and ...

Climate change alarms fall flat Climate change alarms fall flat

As higher temperatures lead to sea level rise and more extreme rainfall, more and more people around the globe are experiencing catastrophic floods. That is the big global target. "And we need to ratchet up the urgency."While the IPCC report calls ...

Here's what Stephen Hawking's final fear was Here's what Stephen Hawking's final fear was

They will become the superior race, and ordinary humanity is doomed to extinction, writes CA-news. The celebrated physicist suggested that genetic engineering would create a new race of humans that could destroy the rest of humanity. 'The present w...

Hurricane Michael Death Toll May Rise as Rescue Efforts Continue Hurricane Michael Death Toll May Rise as Rescue Efforts Continue

Since 2001, structures statewide must be built to withstand winds of 111 miles per hour and up; the Miami area is considered a "high velocity hurricane zone" with much higher standards, requiring many structures to withstand hurricane winds in exce...

Second Space Telescope Shuts Down, NASA Says Second Space Telescope Shuts Down, NASA Says

If the outcome indicates that the gyro is not usable, Hubble will resume science operations in an already defined "reduced-gyro" mode that uses only one gyro. The spacecrafts' gyroscopes are small spinning wheels that work to rotate the telescope and...

Space station astronauts kept informed on launch Space station astronauts kept informed on launch

Moscow says the hole is the result of deliberate drilling and has suggested sabotage, while the US space agency said earlier this week that investigators will determine the cause. Space is a rare area of cooperation between Moscow and Washington, who...

Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper released

A report by the Guardian that was posted on Wednesday states that it has been written up by the colleagues at Cambridge and Harvard Universities and now they have posted this online. When I explained it, he simply produced an enormous smile. ...

Males not needed: Same-sex mice have babies Males not needed: Same-sex mice have babies

The researchers managed to delete those imprinted genes from immature eggs to produce bi-maternal mice in the past. But not all same-sex-formed rodents are created equal: Those born from two dads survived only a couple of days, versus a full lifeti...

The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilise, not Paralyse Us The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilise, not Paralyse Us

Speaking highly of the IPCC and Lee's contribution towards strengthening global climate change response, Deputy PM Dung said that the IPCC's recommendations have been turned into definitive actions to fight climate change in Vietnam. However, more th...

Florida town almost wiped off the map by Hurricane Michael Florida town almost wiped off the map by Hurricane Michael

Numerous most heavily-hit areas have not yet been reached, as flooding, downed power lines, trees and other debris blocking roadways are prohibiting crews' access. Officials said more than 400,000 homes and businesses were without electricity and 20,...

Russian Federation opens criminal probe over failed rocket launch Russian Federation opens criminal probe over failed rocket launch

USA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin were heading to the International Space Station when they had to make an emergency landing due to failure of the booster rockets. With the failure of this launch, there are far-reaching...

Florida resident surveys 'total devastation' from Hurricane Michael Florida resident surveys 'total devastation' from Hurricane Michael

As of noon ET Friday, the storm had left almost 439,000 accounts without power outages in North Carolina , the state's Emergency Management Agency said . How high it might go was unclear. "We were going to establish a mortuary location. You're no...

Michaelle Jean Loses Backing Of Canada, Quebec Governments For Francophonie Leadership Michaelle Jean Loses Backing Of Canada, Quebec Governments For Francophonie Leadership

The news was confirmed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office. Traditionally, the selection of a secretary general is by agreement, not through a vote. Canada may have chosen to abandon Jean partly for geopolitical and strategic reasons as it tr...

Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev't OTAs Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev't OTAs

What would further add to the sting for Elon Musk's company, is the fact that the DOD will be selecting two of these three companies to become official launch providers for the USA government. "These innovative public-private partnerships with indu...

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