Wednesday February 26-th, 2020

NASA satellite images reveal dramatic melting in Antarctica, Report NASA satellite images reveal dramatic melting in Antarctica, Report

The images show Eagle Island on the northeastern peninsula of the icy continent at the start and end of this month's Antarctic heatwave. The first image below is from February 4, just a couple days before the arrival of the warm temperatures that...

SpaceX plans to launch visitors into super high orbit SpaceX plans to launch visitors into super high orbit

Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions. As part of Adidas' official long-term aspiration to leverage the ISS National Lab, the shoe company's iconic Boost technology is set to embark on a groundbreaking mission to...

Most Methane Emissions Responsible for Global Warming Are Anthropogenic

Fossil fuel burning produces a wealth of methane, releasing it into the atmosphere where it can be just as troublesome as carbon dioxide. In this air from ancient times, they determined using the carbon isotopes 12, 13 and 14, how much methane comes ...

Sydney water restrictions to be relaxed: What it means for you Sydney water restrictions to be relaxed: What it means for you

Most state health and water department website can contain information on alerts, Sydney Water, for example, offers a daily drinking water report feature on their website. Some 200mm of rain has fallen in the catchment in the past week. Warragamb...

MIT engineers have developed a method to divert potentially risky asteroids MIT engineers have developed a method to divert potentially risky asteroids

It will represent the closest encountering by one of the most massive asteroids passing our planet's orbit. Examination of the asteroid known as 99942 Apophis for the Egyptian God of disarray once indicated that its 2029 zip by would carry it throu...

SpaceX will take private citizens to space, here’s the cost SpaceX will take private citizens to space, here’s the cost

The tourists will be ferried on SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule , a capsule due to begin transporting NASA astronauts in the coming months. Americans have not flown to space in a USA spacecraft since the end of the shuttle programme in 2011.

We've Vastly Underestimated How Much Methane Humans Are Spewing Into The Atmosphere We've Vastly Underestimated How Much Methane Humans Are Spewing Into The Atmosphere

Hmiel and his colleagues were able to calculate changes in human-caused methane emissions by measuring the concentration of certain carbon isotopes in ancient air samples. There's an upside to all of this: the findings additionally suggest that there...

Flood-hit communities in England, Wales brace for more rain Flood-hit communities in England, Wales brace for more rain

Warning that extreme weather conditions like Storm Dennis will become more frequent and severe as the climate crisis deepens, the Labour Leader has called the government's response to recent flooding "wholly inadequate", accusing ministers of failin...

SpaceX expands space tourism with flight in astronaut capsule

SpaceX and NASA have both discussed how they envision the agency being only one of multiple customers for the company's human-rated space travel service, since the entire goal of the program is to help the agency defray the cost of transporting i...

Air-gen tech harvests humidity to generate electricity Air-gen tech harvests humidity to generate electricity

Expressing that Air-gen can produce clean energy 24/7, Jun Yao said , "This is the most incredible and exciting application of protein nanowires in history". Yao says that their ultimate goal is to build large-scale systems. For example, technol...

NASA Eyes New Missions for Venus, Moons of Jupiter, Neptune NASA Eyes New Missions for Venus, Moons of Jupiter, Neptune

The 4 examinations were picked as component of NASA's Discovery Programme that welcomes researchers as well as designers to set up a group to develop incredible global scientific research missions that strengthen what we understand regarding the plan...

SpaceX Dragon in Florida Ahead of Human Spaceflight SpaceX Dragon in Florida Ahead of Human Spaceflight

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for its first crew launch from American soil has arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is not long now for SpaceX's Crew Dragon first flight with astronauts to the International Space Sta...

Carig: Mike Trout uncharacteristically takes aim at Astros, Rob Manfred Carig: Mike Trout uncharacteristically takes aim at Astros, Rob Manfred

Markakis, about to begin his sixth season in Atlanta, also placed blame on commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the investigation into Houston's 2017 sign-stealing operation and the subsequent punishment doled out by the league. Several active M...

Stardust or star bust? Betelgeuse's dimming light puzzles astronomers Stardust or star bust? Betelgeuse's dimming light puzzles astronomers

The big question surrounding Betelgeuse is whether this fading is a sign the star will go supernova soon. Betelgeuse began dimming towards the end of past year and is now at about 36 per cent of its normal brightness, "a change noticeable even to t...

Researchers develop device to generate electricity from air using bacterial protein

Similar experiments have been conducted previously using nano materials like graphene, but they only produced intermittent, short bursts of electricity , rather than a " continuous voltage output " like the Air Gen system. "I saw that when the nan...

Skittles And Manchego Blast Off To Satisfy Space Station Crew Cravings Skittles And Manchego Blast Off To Satisfy Space Station Crew Cravings

The rocket has been dubbed Antares and was developed by Northrop Grumman, launched at 3:21 PM, bringing Cygnus to the ISS. According to the space agency, astronaut Andrew Morgan of NASA will use the space station's robotic arm to capture Cygnus...

US farmer wins damages over Bayer AG, BASF herbicide US farmer wins damages over Bayer AG, BASF herbicide

Bill Bader, Missouri's largest peach farmer, was awarded US$15 million (A$22 million) in actual and US$250 million (A$372 million) in punitive damages. "We believe the evidence presented at trial demonstrated that Monsanto's products were not respons...

New coronavirus has killed 1,765 in mainland China New coronavirus has killed 1,765 in mainland China

The latest report brought the total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 58,182. CRB index is on the brink of confirming a bullish trend, likely supporting the case of higher commodity-FX. Wuhan has rapidly built two prefabricated hospitals ...

Ukraine Produced Rocket Lifts Off, Takes Supplies To International Space Station

According to a NASA statement , "Investigations studying tissue culturing, bone loss and phage therapy will be launching, along with more scientific experiments and supplies, to the International Space Station ". (3,400 kilograms) of experiment ge...

Former top EPA official expected to return as chief of staff Former top EPA official expected to return as chief of staff

Mandy Gunasekara left the EPA a year ago to start what she called a "pro-Trump nonprofit" in Mississippi. According to the Post , Gunasekara, a lawyer by training, played a key role in working to scale back federal rules aimed at cutting greenhous...

NASA Announces Four New Space Missions; Begins Lookout For Astronauts NASA Announces Four New Space Missions; Begins Lookout For Astronauts

The $3 million that they've just been awarded will be used to develop their mission plan, and concepts related to their mission over the course of nine months. NASA has picked four teams to develop proposals for new missions. The VERITAS ( Venu...

Losing luminosity: Stardust or star bust? Betelgeuse's dimming light puzzles astronomers

The mysterious dimming of one of the most visible stars in the Orion constellation has astronomers scratching their heads, with some saying Betelgeuse could be about to explode while others point to passing conditions. "The star also pulsates, li...

China records over 5000 coronavirus cases within 24 hours

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that along with a drop in infections within Hubei, the number of new cases outside the province has fallen for 11 consecutive days. Only three deaths have so far been recorded outside mainland China - in the Philippines,...

Travel mayhem as Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across the country Travel mayhem as Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across the country

Their bodies were recovered from the storm's rough seas. A Status Yellow alert is in place for much of the rest of Ireland with gale force winds and heavy rain bringing with them the risk of flooding. The US National Weather Service's Ocean Predict...

Astronaut's heartfelt reunion with pet dog after 328 days in space Astronaut's heartfelt reunion with pet dog after 328 days in space

Christina Koch , according to reports watched the sunrise and set on Earth 16 times each day throughout the 12 months of her mission. Koch's dog, named LBD for 'Little Brown Dog, ' can be seen wagging her tail and jumping for joy as she spots Koc...

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