Monday January 27-th, 2020

SpaceX’s Starhopper has made its highest and final test flight

SpaceX also has designed a prototype of the vehicle dubbed Starhopper on which it is carrying out the tests. Once there, the vehicle floated noticeable all-around an entire moment, before utilizing its motor to arrive tenderly withdraw on the ground....

These albino lizards are the world's first gene-edited reptiles

Using the established CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing process had been thought impossible in reptiles because it requires injecting reagents directly into freshly fertilized eggs or single-cell zygotes , while lizard eggs fertilise inside the body at unpre...

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Fully Assembled NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Fully Assembled

Following the announcement that JWST had been full assembled, Bill Ochs, JWST project manager for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, said: "The assembly of the telescope and its scientific instruments, sunshield and the spacecraft int...

X-37B Military Space Plane Breaks Record on Latest Mystery Mission X-37B Military Space Plane Breaks Record on Latest Mystery Mission

And OTV-4 landed in May 2017 after almost 718 days in orbit. Regardless of what the plane's mission is, it was initially only designed for an orbit window of 270 days, so the fact that it's been able to more than double that time is a pretty big wi...

Approval received for $500M, 400-MW southern Alberta solar power project Approval received for $500M, 400-MW southern Alberta solar power project

Greengate, with headquarters in Calgary, has invested more than $1 billion and has developed close to 600 MW of operating or near-operating wind projects in Alberta and Ontario since 2007. Comparatively, the solar industry is still getting off the gr...

New rollback for climate-changing releases from oilfields New rollback for climate-changing releases from oilfields

Oil and gas companies may face far looser oversight of emissions of potent climate-changing methane gas under a proposal expected from the Trump administration as soon as Thursday, oil industry and environmental groups said. According to The Wall ...

Hurricane Dorian pushes toward Florida

John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and scattered power outages in St. Croix, government spokesman Richard Motta said. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday declared a state of emergency and urged all residents on the coast to get ready for the storm. As of late ...

US pitches plan to have consulate in Greenland US pitches plan to have consulate in Greenland

The United States should purchase Greenland from Denmark because China "understands not only Greenland's geographic importance but also its economic potential", Sen. Trump lashes out at "nasty" Danish PM over refusal to sell Greenland US President D...

NASA activates Deep Space Atomic Clock NASA activates Deep Space Atomic Clock

The end product is an atomic clock that is both highly accurate and very rugged. An atomic clock must be hyper-precise for travel through deep space, where everything is bigger and mistakes quickly can add up. This miniature device shot up in spa...

Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon's third orbit, confirms ISRO Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon's third orbit, confirms ISRO

The second moon mission from India, Chandrayaan 2 , has successfully carried out a series of orbit manueovres to lower its orbit around the moon for a third time, ISRO confirmed in a tweet. ISRO said Jackson is an impact crater located in the no...

Underwater volcano leaves giant floating rock mass - and it's heading for Australia Underwater volcano leaves giant floating rock mass - and it's heading for Australia

The raft spotted by the Hoults has been compared in size to Manhattan, Washington and 20,000 football fields. "We figured the pumice was at least six inches thick". "The coral reef crisis won't be solved by a robot, fans, plastic corals or an a...

Leonardo DiCaprio's new environmental fund pledges $5 million to fight Amazon fires Leonardo DiCaprio's new environmental fund pledges $5 million to fight Amazon fires

After creating the Earth Alliance with philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth in July, the 44-year-old actor launched the Amazon Forest Fund on Sunday to raise money to help fix the "lungs of the planet". Previously Bolsonaro cla...

Dorian Continues On Path Toward Puerto Rico Dorian Continues On Path Toward Puerto Rico

Hurricane force winds begin at 74 miles per hour. " Dorian is forecast to strengthen and become a powerful hurricane during the next few days over the Atlantic waters". The NHC says on this track, Dorian should move over the Atlantic well east ...

It looks like Telltale Games is back from the dead It looks like Telltale Games is back from the dead

Both are fans of the games that Telltale had produced, and are now in the early stages of planning out development of upcoming projects. In addition to The Wolf Among Us , which was scheduled to get a sequel , and Batman , the new Telltale ...

Meghan Markle is 'riding above' the private jet storm, royal sources claim Meghan Markle is 'riding above' the private jet storm, royal sources claim

Another passenger told The Sun he thought William was a soccer player before he realized he was staring at the future King of England, and only recognized the family when two black Range Rovers came to collect them in Aberdeen. Mulroney's defense...

Mars exploration NASA pioneer robot officially Mars exploration NASA pioneer robot officially "dead" after 14 years

The storm was so intense that it darkened the sky for months, preventing sunlight from reaching the rover's solar panels. "Engulfed by a giant planet-encircling dust storm: Is there a more fitting end for a mission as ideal and courageous from st...

NASA Boss Declares Pluto Is Still A Planet NASA Boss Declares Pluto Is Still A Planet

But now, in what history may record as either a fearless call to arms, beseeching the scientific community to band together against the tyranny of the IAU or, more likely, an off-the-cuff, likely tongue-in-cheek remark, NASA Administrator Jim Bridens...

SpaceX Dragon Set for Return Trip From ISS

American Eastern Time , starting its almost 6-hour journey home. "We were glad to conduct all the excellent science as a part of this mission and we look forward to more in the future". The reusable Dragon capsule makes space expeditions more afford...

Queen to be asked to suspend Parliament over Brexit Queen to be asked to suspend Parliament over Brexit

He said there was more than a 50% chance of an election in the autumn and that if Johnson opted for "a clean break Brexit " then the Brexit Party would work with him so that the Brexit-supporting vote was not split. A new session would begin in ...

NASA Investigates Allegations Astronaut Accessed Wife's Bank Account From Space NASA Investigates Allegations Astronaut Accessed Wife's Bank Account From Space

Worden is now accusing McClain of stealing her identity and accessing her personal bank account while on her mission to space. After contacting her bank to retrieve the IP addresses of all devices that accessed her account, Worden says she identified...

Macron slams Brazil's Bolsonaro for 'extremely disrespectful comments' about his wife Macron slams Brazil's Bolsonaro for 'extremely disrespectful comments' about his wife

The presidents of France and Chile announced the pledge at the G7 summit in the French town of Biarritz on Monday, with France's Emmanuel Macron saying: "We must respond to the call of the forest which is burning today in the Amazon ".

Floating volcanic rock raft appears in ocean - CBBC Newsround Floating volcanic rock raft appears in ocean - CBBC Newsround

Pumice is made when magma from a volcano cools really quickly in water. A raft of rock, the size of 20,000 football fields is floating towards Queensland. A closer look at the sheet of volcanic rock making its way toward the Great Barrier Reef...

NASA Is Currently Investigating The First Ever Crime In Space

Worden told the paper that the FTC has not responded to the identity theft allegation, and that investigators including Michael Mataya, a criminal case specialist, were assessing the complaint to the inspector general. "Like with all NASA employees, ...

David's Sunday Forecast - Another cloudy and cool August Day David's Sunday Forecast - Another cloudy and cool August Day

The heat will linger on Tuesday before the first of two cold fronts sweeps into the area to give us relief from the heat! Partly sunny Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Highs will be in the upper 70s, and the rain and thunderstorms ar...

India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission just hit a major milestone India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission just hit a major milestone

The Vikram lander and Pragyan rover will separate out of the orbiter on September 2, the next big day, after which two more manoeuvres will bring it closer to the lunar surface before it starts its powered descent on Day 48 after the launch .

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