Sunday August 25-th, 2019

SpaceX Gets Closer to Launching People Into Space SpaceX Gets Closer to Launching People Into Space

Launched on the company's Falcon 9 rocket, it was the first test mission of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft and rocket designed for humans. After 11 minutes of launch, the vehicle separated from the rocket. The test dummy was ...

Giant asteroids are way harder to blow up than we think: scientists Giant asteroids are way harder to blow up than we think: scientists

However, it was now showed that asteroids are way stronger than we used to think and that there needs to be more energy if we want it broken. We've all seen at least one of those movies in which an incoming asteroid could destroy a planet, and a he...

China's Chang'e-4 Lunar Probe Sends Panoramic Image of Moon's Far Side China's Chang'e-4 Lunar Probe Sends Panoramic Image of Moon's Far Side

The photos reveal a seemingly endless horizon of grey, rocky terrain. With the assistance of the relay satellite Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), the rover Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), the lander of the Chang'e-4 probe took photos. It was reported in the news t...

Built capsule with a dummy aboard docks at space station Built capsule with a dummy aboard docks at space station

While Saturday's SpaceX test mission is a crucial step in the oft-delayed project, there are questions about whether NASA can achieve its 2019 flight goal of manned flight. Ripley and the capsule are rigged with sensors to measure noise, vibration ...

MIT’s new Mini Cheetah robot can now do backflips MIT’s new Mini Cheetah robot can now do backflips

With Cheetah 3 they planned on all the technology used in their previous generations Cheetahs and make function search and rescue robot . To that end the Mini Cheetah could prove quite useful when it comes to surveying disaster areas, or zon...

Ocasio-Cortez responds to carbon footprint exposé Ocasio-Cortez responds to carbon footprint exposé

In comparison, the campaign paid merely $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions, the Post reported . During her campaign, she also booked 66 airline trips at a cost of $25,174.54. "After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their par...

Trudeau: Canada 'Going to the Moon' Trudeau: Canada 'Going to the Moon'

The U.S. agency, NASA , which oversaw six moon landings that began on July 20, 1969 and ended in 1972 , is creating something called the Lunar Gateway project. Thirks added. Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is now aboard ISS. "Gateway will b...

SpaceX Crew Dragon, Built to Carry Humans, Launches Demo Flight SpaceX Crew Dragon, Built to Carry Humans, Launches Demo Flight

SpaceX needs to nail the debut of its crew Dragon capsule before putting people on board later this year. Docking is expected to be followed by a hatch opening and welcoming ceremony by the Expedition 58 crew of the International Space Station, ...

Huge spider drags opossum across Amazon rainforest floor in haunting footage

Eight-legged predators have been seen " eating a surprising amount of vertebrates" in the Amazon, a new National Geographic study revealed. A rainforest expedition led by a team from the University of MI found "the stuff of nightmares" when it ...

Senate set to confirm ex-coal lobbyist to lead top U.S Senate set to confirm ex-coal lobbyist to lead top U.S

The Senate could vote this week on Wheeler's nomination. Andrew Wheeler testifies at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 16, 2019. So far, that appears unlikely, as many nations aren't hi...

Crew Dragon Separates from Space X Falcon 9 Second Stage

Following the retirement of American shuttles, NASA paid companies such as SpaceX and Boeing about $8 billion to build and operate crew capsules to carry astronauts to and from the space station. Lowering costs in any - and hopefully all - of those t...

Video of huge tarantula dragging opossum to its death is nightmarish

The study authors described 15 interactions captured in night surveys that took place during expeditions to southeastern Peru's Madre de Dios region in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2017, according to the study. Rick West , an independent arachnologist and ...

Israel’s Beresheet lunar lander fails to make first maneuvers Israel’s Beresheet lunar lander fails to make first maneuvers

Beresheet's first maneuver was a success on February 24, but a few days later a glitch caused the on-board computer to reset and a second maneuver was canceled as a result. "During the pre-maneuver phase the spacecraft computer reset unexpectedly, ...

Chinese, US scientists give mice night vision Chinese, US scientists give mice night vision

Neuroscientist Dr Jin Bao, a member of Prof Xue's lab, said: "In our experiment, nanoparticles absorbed infrared light around 980 nm (nanometres) in wavelength and converted it into light peaked at 535 nm, which made the infrared light appear as the ...

SpaceX Plans First Flight of Crew Dragon Capsule This Weekend SpaceX Plans First Flight of Crew Dragon Capsule This Weekend

It will be the first commercial crew mission to visit the ISS. The dummy will remain within the Crew Dragon capsule and contains a body full of sensors that will enable SpaceX to get a better feel for what's happening inside the capsule. The two co...

A dinner-plate-sized tarantula drag an opossum it just killed

A fishing spider (genus Thaumasia) preying on a tadpole in a pond. Researchers captured gruesome photos of the spiders' hunting prowess in the Peruvian Amazon, revealing in a new study that the arachnids regularly dine on frogs, fish, lizards and...

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

The first Crew Dragon will lift off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on March 2 at 0748 GMT. NASA's Commercial Crew Program is working with two American companies to prov...

Israeli spacecraft hits first snag during its voyage to the moon Israeli spacecraft hits first snag during its voyage to the moon

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Israel's first spacecraft created to land on the moon lifts off on the first privately-funded lunar mission at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, February 21, 2019. The photovoltai...

Carbon Dioxide Could Make Clouds Vanish, Raising Global Temperatures by 8 C

When global warming really gets rolling, it will mean fewer clouds in the sky - until, finally, there are no clouds at all anymore. The findings were published in Nature Geoscience . Stratocumulus clouds - characterised by their large, fluffy ap...

Ex-Canada minister says she confronted PM Trudeau over SNC-Lavalin case

Trudeau has dismissed the accusations, saying he didn't direct Ms. Wilson-Raybould to abandon a criminal prosecution, before conceding that he did, indeed, discuss the case with the former attorney-general. Opposition lawmakers accuse Trudeau of ...

Shadow Selfie! Japanese Asteroid Probe Snaps Amazing Post-Landing Pic

There's a helpful markup of this in the image below - the purple circle shows the landing site before (left) and after (right). Hayabusa2 actually arrived at Ryugu in June of previous year, and dropped a pair of tiny, cookie-tin sized rovers to...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at critics of socialist Green New Deal Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at critics of socialist Green New Deal

A group of schoolkids and adults tried to boss around Sen. "Well the reason why I can't is because there's no way to pay for it", Feinstein responded. "You know what's interesting about this group is I've been doing this for 30 years". Congressw...

NASA New Horizons spacecraft beams back its sharpest views of Ultima Thule NASA New Horizons spacecraft beams back its sharpest views of Ultima Thule

They have a resolution of about 33 meters (110 feet) per pixel, and the good angle and high spatial resolution allow the team to investigate the surface of the KBO believed to be the most primitive object ever encountered by a spacecraft. Additionall...

CRISPR twins may be the first humans with ‘accidentally’ enhanced brains

Neurobiologist Alcino Silva , with the University of California, Los Angeles, who co-authored a 2016 study that found CCR5 was linked to deficits in learning and memory, said He's gene editing likely affected the babies' brains, though the exact e...

WHITE HOUSE: 'Adversarial' reviewers recruit climate skeptics -- Monday, February 25, 2019 WHITE HOUSE: 'Adversarial' reviewers recruit climate skeptics -- Monday, February 25, 2019

The group would consist of scientists who doubt the severity of the problem and that humans are the main contributors. The group, organized by the National Security Council, is allegedly in response to the U.S. This review, compiled and rigorously ...

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