Monday June 1-st, 2020

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...

Alok Sharma appointed as Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 Minister Alok Sharma appointed as Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 Minister

He was previously secretary of state for global development. Sharma, 52, was also appointed as the minister in charge of the UK's COP26 climate change summit. O'Neill responded to her forced exit with a withering critique of Johnson's leadership, s...

Storm Dennis: Orwell Bridge closed as stong winds hit Suffolk

In Suffolk, a yellow warning for wind is in place, which means some disruption to travel is likely and there could be some short-term loss of power, but there is no warning for rain. "Be prepared to slow down and drive at speeds that appropriate for ...

NASA Releases Remastered 'Pale Blue Dot' Image | Space Exploration NASA Releases Remastered 'Pale Blue Dot' Image | Space Exploration

When the photo was taken, Voyager 1 was so far from Earth that the blue light in the image of the planet had taken 5 hours and 36 minutes to reach it. Part of the reason the cameras were shutdown was to save power for the mission and enable thei...

Arrokoth: Scientists discover the most distant celestial body ever found Arrokoth: Scientists discover the most distant celestial body ever found

The updated view presented by the scientists today is based on an analysis of 10 times as much data as they had available back then. Using detailed data on the object's shape, geology, color and composition - gathered during a record-setting flyby ...

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010 Was Bigger Than Satellite Images Showed Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010 Was Bigger Than Satellite Images Showed

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, releasing 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for a total of 87 days, making it the largest oil spill in US history. According to the new models, the oil and its toxins...

Storm Dennis: Trains through Grantham affected and motorists urged to take care Storm Dennis: Trains through Grantham affected and motorists urged to take care

Parts of Devon have a targeted Amber warning for rain, across Dartmoor and down to Torbay with rainfall here expected to be between 120 and 140 mm by the end of Sunday. United Kingdom power operators say they have employed extra engineers and call ce...

Timeline: How China's new coronavirus spread Timeline: How China's new coronavirus spread

On January 7 , they announce they have identified a new virus, the World Health Organization reports . Most coronaviruses cause only mild symptoms, similar to those of the common cold. It comes as China begins celebrations of the Lunar New Year, ...

Radio signals from deep space repeated every 16 days Radio signals from deep space repeated every 16 days

CHIME is a radio telescope designed and built by several groups of Canadian scientists. Since these bursts are so uncommon, unusual and splendid - taking into account that they're obvious from billions of light-years across space - physicists have ...

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