Friday December 13-th, 2019

Google pledges carbon-neutral shipping, recycled plastic for all devices Google pledges carbon-neutral shipping, recycled plastic for all devices

That doesn't mean Google devices will be entirely built from these materials, but the company does say it will strive to "maximize" recycled content whenever possible. Google also announced its Power Project , which will apparently provide "one mil...

People Must Adopt 'Plant' Diets to Stop Climate Change People Must Adopt 'Plant' Diets to Stop Climate Change

The impoverished African nation of Burundi comes top of a list of the world's most food-insecure countries says Christian Aid. Russia's per capita emissions are 454 times larger than Burundi, America's is 581 times while the average Saudi generates...

Elon Musk to NASA Says 'We are Tiny' Elon Musk to NASA Says 'We are Tiny'

He stopped in at SpaceX's Texas Starship build site this past Sunday. SpaceX didn't specify within the report when it will attain that cadence, however Musk stated in September 2018 he needed to be conducting orbital flights with Starship in two to...

Google pledges to use recycled materials in all of its hardware products Google pledges to use recycled materials in all of its hardware products

That doesn't mean Google devices will be entirely built from these materials, but the company does say it will strive to "maximize" recycled content whenever possible. The device has been designed with polyester fabric made from recycled bottles inst...

McDonald's hated new 'eco-friendly' paper straws can not be recycled McDonald's hated new 'eco-friendly' paper straws can not be recycled

Now, an internal memo revealed by The Sun , admits the new paper versions can't be recycled and have to be burned. McDonald's previous year eliminated plastic straws in all of its United Kingdom outlets as part of a green drive, despite the fact t...

Tropical Storm Flossie weakens as it approaches Hawaii Tropical Storm Flossie weakens as it approaches Hawaii

Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (64 kph) Sunday morning, while winds with tropical storm force were possible up to 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Flossie's center, forecasters said. "The forecast track is nudged slightly south from the prior...

Perseid meteor shower peaks next week Perseid meteor shower peaks next week

Between now and August 9 needs to be the best viewing, because the variety of meteors ramps up and the moonlight stays dim. Every year the Earth flies a meteor storm, causing a lovely phenomenon of the meteor shower. The following night, August 13,...

Amazon builds 70MW of wind and solar Amazon builds 70MW of wind and solar

Construction work on that project is expected to begin later this year, while commissioning is scheduled for 2020. "Playing a significant role in helping to reduce the sources of human-induced climate change is an important commitment for Amazon", ...

Asteroid bigger than Empire State Building passing by Earth next week Asteroid bigger than Empire State Building passing by Earth next week

On Aug. 10, 2019, Asteroid 2006 QQ23 will fly close by our planet, but it's not a threat to us on Earth. A land influence chilly obliterate a complete metropolis whereas a plunge into the ocean might trigger tsunamis that influence low-lying land...

Weather alerts issued as 2 tropical cyclones approach Hawaii Weather alerts issued as 2 tropical cyclones approach Hawaii

New satellite imagery from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the storm's clearly defined eye and powerful eye wall, the ring of storms that surround the storm's center. Easterly winds are expected to blow 25 to 35 miles per ho...

Astronomers locate 'first nearby super-Earth', possible life Astronomers locate 'first nearby super-Earth', possible life

Although its density is not known, yet, chances are it could be a rocky world like its neighbour and, if it turns out GJ 357 d has a dense atmosphere for example, which future studies could help determine, "it could trap enough heat to warm the plane...

Hubble Space Telescope Detects Hot 'Heavy Metal' Exoplanet Hubble Space Telescope Detects Hot 'Heavy Metal' Exoplanet

The researchers used Hubble's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph to search for ultraviolet light signatures of magnesium and iron. The star's powerful gravitational forces have warped WASP-121b into an "oblique football shape", according to a study...

Milky Way galaxy is warped and twisted, not flat Milky Way galaxy is warped and twisted, not flat

Despite these limitations, we know that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy measuring around 120,000 light-years across, and that we're located around 27,000 light-years from the galactic core. And now astronomers from the USA and Europe have put togeth...

Sunbeam-sailing spacecraft deemed 'success' in orbit | Life , Sci&Tech Sunbeam-sailing spacecraft deemed 'success' in orbit | Life , Sci&Tech

LightSail 2 , the spacecraft the Planetary Society sent up to space approximately a month ago recently unfurled a light-catching sail and has been "raising its orbit exclusively on the power of sunlight". This is now done using electromagnetic torq...

NASA discovers new Earth-like planet just 31 light years away NASA discovers new Earth-like planet just 31 light years away

The new worlds orbit a star named GJ 357, an M-type dwarf about one-third the Sun's mass and size and about 40% cooler that our star. At 31 light-years away, it's practically in our back yard. "If the planet has a dense atmosphere, which will take fu...

Universal Orlando announces Epic Universe, a new theme park with attached hotels Universal Orlando announces Epic Universe, a new theme park with attached hotels

Universal Orlando said it's the "most immersive and innovative park we've ever created". In a vague description, Universal said Epic Universe will "take guests on a journey where beloved stories expand into vibrant lands". In particular, some ...

TESS spots closest super-Earth that could be habitable

Three new planets have been discovered using NASA's newest planet-hunting satellite. The other two planets are about twice as big as Earth . An global group of astronomers discovered the planet using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satel...

NASA Discovers 3 New Worlds 73 Light-Years Away: Are They Potentially Habitable?

They include a small, rocky planet that is slightly larger than Earth and two gaseous planets about twice Earth's size. There are no planets about half the size of Neptune in our solar system, though these are common around other stars."TOI-270 w...

Amazon and Tesla CEOs to help NASA land humans on Moon Amazon and Tesla CEOs to help NASA land humans on Moon

At Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a partnership with SpaceX will study how rockets can best land on the moon - specifically how the rocket exhaust, or plume, interacts with moon rocks and pebbles. Such capabilities could enable entirely new...

Next Week, There Will Be An Uncommon Summer Night Sky Next Week, There Will Be An Uncommon Summer Night Sky

The estimated activity of the Perseids this year - up to 60 meteors per hour. The meteors are coming from more than 100 light-years away. Perseid meteors often leave long "wakes", or trails of light and color, behind them, making for a spectacular ...

Pound sauropod bone dug up in Southwestern France Pound sauropod bone dug up in Southwestern France

The two-meter long femur at the Angeac-Charente site is thought to have belonged to a sauropod , herbivorous dinosaurs with long necks and tails which were widespread in the late Jurassic era, over 140 million years ago. Since 2010, more than 70 sci...

More than 160 land defenders murdered in 2018: watchdog More than 160 land defenders murdered in 2018: watchdog

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday said worldwide rights watchdog Global Witness might have "missed the point" when it came out with a report that tend to show the Philippines as the "bloodiest" country fo...

Hawaii braces for category three Hurricane Erick Hawaii braces for category three Hurricane Erick

Tropical Storm Erick - making its way over the eastern Pacific Ocean - evolved into a hurricane Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center . This could put Hawaii in the forecast path of Flossie by early next week. Closer to the US m...

Chandrayaan 2: Third orbit raising mission successfully completed Chandrayaan 2: Third orbit raising mission successfully completed

The agency has planned a total of 15 orbit raising manoeuvres before the 3,850 kilogrammes (kg) three-module Chandrayaan-2 comprising an orbiter, lander and rover are brought around the Moon, which is at a distance of almost four lakh km from the E...

TOI 270: new planetary system about 73 light years away from Earth TOI 270: new planetary system about 73 light years away from Earth

At the center of this system is an M3-type of dwarf star known as TOI 270. It is not habitable since it is located too close to the star - about 13 times closer than our Solar System's Mercury is from the Sun. TOI 270 d is estimated to be around 150 ...

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