Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

Plastic waste pact approved with US among few holdouts Plastic waste pact approved with US among few holdouts

He said plastic waste is acknowledged as one of the world's most pressing environmental issues. An agreement on monitoring tens of thousands of types of plastic waste emerged Friday at the conclusion of a two-week meeting of United Nations -bac...

Barge Collision Spills Gasoline in Houston Ship Channel Barge Collision Spills Gasoline in Houston Ship Channel

Coast Guard officials said. No injuries have been reported from the incident. It was the second spill in two months to affect traffic on the 53-mile commercial waterway that connects Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. It's trying to determine how m...

Virgin Galactic is moving its spaceship and crew to Spaceport America Virgin Galactic is moving its spaceship and crew to Spaceport America

The move will occur after The Spaceship Company , a firm owned by Virgin Galactic, completes the cabin interior for the SpaceShipTwo vehicle VSS Unity, George Whitesides, Virgin Galactic chief executive, said during a May 10 press conference at the ...

UK's future flooding risk: 'We can't win a war against water' UK's future flooding risk: 'We can't win a war against water'

With more than 5 million people in England at risk from flooding or coastal erosion, an agency spokesman said that "tough decisions" were on the horizon on whether villages and towns would be abandoned. Homes in risk areas need to be redesigned to co...

Mississippi River rising in Iowa Mississippi River rising in Iowa

The river is expected to reach 22.7 feet by Friday, the weather service said. But when the river exceeded those levels this week along parts of the river, the flooding affected much less land. National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs says a...

Meet Tyrannosauroid: The three-foot-tall cousin of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex Meet Tyrannosauroid: The three-foot-tall cousin of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex

The dinosaur was at least three years old at death based on an analysis of its growth from its bones. For nearly 20 years, however, experts did not realize the importance of the discovery . The entire animal was only marginally longer than just th...

Jeff Bezos's space company unveils lunar lander Jeff Bezos's space company unveils lunar lander

At a Washington DC, press conference , the jeans- and blazer-clad Amazon CEO showed off a circular craft called "Blue Moon" that is created to land on and bounce back off the moon's surface. "Don't even get me started on Venus", Bezos said. The Am...

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos unveils plans for space colonization

The world's richest man revealed the plans for the secretive project from his spaceflight company, Blue Origin, and announced his plan to create the building blocks for interplanetary travel and settlement. 19, 2018. 'Earth is the best planet. Bu...

Scientists discover smaller dinosaur species related to T. rex Scientists discover smaller dinosaur species related to T. rex

During the 20 years since the discovery of the Suskityrannus , only two partial skeletons have ever been found. Reconstruction of the tyrannosauroid Suskityrannus hazelae from the Late Cretaceous (about 92 million years ago) near the small cerat...

Scientists: Here's the $2.5T 'Holy Grail' Scientists: Here's the $2.5T 'Holy Grail'

But a new material developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may eventually be a solution, allowing plastics to be recycled over and over again. Its building block is a monomer called diketoenamine: a compound formed by sticking a triketone...

Asteroid simulation: Killer asteroid flattens NY in simulation exercise Asteroid simulation: Killer asteroid flattens NY in simulation exercise

NASA simulated the terrifying scenario of attempting to stop an asteroid from hitting earth, but in process breaking off a fragment that hurtles towards NY and forces an evacuation of the entire city. Windows as far as 28 miles away could shatter an...

SpaceX shipment reaches space station with help of Canadarm and Canadian astronaut SpaceX shipment reaches space station with help of Canadarm and Canadian astronaut

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft docked and bolted to the International Space Station on schedule Monday morning. That's when Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be pressed into duty, manning the Canadarm 2 to perform his first-ever "cosmic catc...

Hubble Space Telescope spots spiral galaxy 30 million light-years away from Earth

Most of the images we've seen of the space have made use of the Hubble Telescope. Astronomers combined all of these images from the past 16 years to make what is the most detailed image of our universe, ever! According to a statement issued by NASA...

Mars dust storms may be behind earths water loss, scientists reveal Mars dust storms may be behind earths water loss, scientists reveal

If anything, the sudden blast of wind helped to clear off some annoying dust that had been collecting on the probe's solar panels. Those dust clearings allowed Opportunity and its sister rover, Spirit, to survive for years beyond their 90-day expir...

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Beresheet, which means "Genesis" in Hebrew, lifted off at 8:45 pm (0145 GMT Friday) atop a Falcon 9 rocket from the private US-based SpaceX company of entrepreneur Elon Musk . Previously, Russia (as the Soviet Union) and the United States have lan...

Humans are leading planet into sixth mass extinction — United Nations environmental report Humans are leading planet into sixth mass extinction — United Nations environmental report

More than half a million species are now without sufficient habitat for long-term survival. "The oceans are not any better off". "The findings of the Global Assessment Report underline why the work of CITES is so essential for the future of both wi...

NASA black hole BREAKTHROUGH: Agency observes black hole SWALLOWING neutron star NASA black hole BREAKTHROUGH: Agency observes black hole SWALLOWING neutron star

All of these signals detected by LIGO and Virgo are awaiting confirmation with follow-up analysis. VIRGO joined LIGO for roughly a month in 2017 before its second observational run came to a close. It is hoped the data will eventually reveal whethe...

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

It was David Saint-Jacques' very first "space catch". "We're really excited to get Dragon on board in a couple of days". Speaking in both English and French, he congratulated ground teams for their help and said he's proud every time the station's ...

Make UK comments on Committee on Climate Change Report Make UK comments on Committee on Climate Change Report

Legislation would have to go to parliament before a new climate target could become law. The committee admits that the goal is ambitious, but it drawing out the practical steps needed in order to cut emissions to zero. It means let's have the kind ...

SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

SpaceX launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday following a pair of unusual power delays. Hans Koenigsmann, a SpaceX vice-president was present at the launch site and at some point in time, he left this control p...

Appeal Court to rule on Saskatchewan's court challenge of federal carbon tax Appeal Court to rule on Saskatchewan's court challenge of federal carbon tax

In a 3-2 decision, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal rejected a challenge from the conservative provincial government, which argued the tax could not be imposed by Ottawa. The court also concluded that carbon pricing is an element of reducing greenhou...

Wilmington-area meteor watchers can catch the Eta Aquarids peaks this weekend Wilmington-area meteor watchers can catch the Eta Aquarids peaks this weekend

While it's always best to find a nice park or a large open space for best viewing of a meteor shower , you can go out to our front or back yard and still get a good view. Its last flyby was in 1986 and is expected to appear again in 2061. "Last ni...

NASA Says Metals Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failure NASA Says Metals Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failure

Test results revealing that aluminium parts failed to meet tensile strength requirements were altered so that they showed the parts passing certification. The two failures resulted in the loss of more than $700 million and years of scientific work ...

Scientists spot hints of black hole swallowing neutron star for first time Scientists spot hints of black hole swallowing neutron star for first time

Just a month into a new observing round after significant improvements, gravitational-wave detectors have already used ripples in space-time to pinpoint five potential collisions of cosmic proportions - including one that might be the first-ever bla...

A giant asteroid will whiz by Earth in 10 years A giant asteroid will whiz by Earth in 10 years

After 10 years, an asteroid called Apophis, with a diameter of 340 meters, will approach 31,000 kilometers from Earth, Sabah reported. Part of its path brings it inside Earth's orbit and at farthest, it sweeps out a little beyond that of Mars.

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