Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

EPA declines to strengthen soot standard | StateImpact Pennsylvania EPA declines to strengthen soot standard | StateImpact Pennsylvania

The new requirements, as the Washington Post reports , "instruct the agency to weigh all the economic costs of curbing an air pollutant but disregard numerous incidental benefits that arise, such as illnesses and deaths avoided by a potential re...

Honeybees use poop to ward off those terrifying murder hornets Honeybees use poop to ward off those terrifying murder hornets

Unfortunately, North American honey bees haven't evolved to fend off the similar "murder hornets" that were unintentionally introduced in their region and that have recently been found in Washington state and British Columbia in Canada. In fact, the ...

NASA Introduces New Crop of Lunar Astronauts NASA Introduces New Crop of Lunar Astronauts

He was among 11 new NASA graduates who successfully completed their over two years' of basic astronaut training in January 2020. McClain has always been rumored among the top picks to take part in the next lunar mission, after becoming a NASA astro...

Health officials update the situation with COVID-19 in B.C.

Thursday (Dec. 10) is now the deadliest day of B.C.'s COVID-19 pandemic. "Currently, 11,526 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases". We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their...

Will the Northern Lights be visible from MI tonight? Will the Northern Lights be visible from MI tonight?

As CME effects continue, geomagnetic disturbance is likely to increase, especially if the magnetic field carried with the CME rotates to a southward orientation, causing magnetic reconnection with Earth's opposite polarity magnetosphere. It's definit...

COVID-19 deaths in the last week COVID-19 deaths in the last week

While there were 42 deaths Monday and 69 on Sunday, a sharp spike last week has brought the seven-day death average back up to near its highest heights. Hospitalizations continue to rise in the state, with 5,421 now hospitalized for the virus. "If ...

YouTube Promises to Ban Content Questioning 2020 Election Beginning Wednesday YouTube Promises to Ban Content Questioning 2020 Election Beginning Wednesday

When asked why YouTube did not implement these policies ahead of or during the election, a YouTube spokesperson cited Tuesday's safe harbor deadline as its reasoning. Only a small portion of YouTube viewing has been election-related content, with the...

COVID-19 Outbreak Declared At Canadian Mink Farm, 8 People Infected

However, it noted that some of the animals are also being tested for the virus while safety measures are also being enforced. Screening is still ongoing at the farm, with those who tested positive as well as their close contacts already self-isolat...

Pence visits Cape Canaveral to discuss NASA’s moon plans Pence visits Cape Canaveral to discuss NASA’s moon plans

These astronauts are eligible for flight assignments on early Artemis program Moon missions, which includes the first woman and next man to walk on the lunar surface. NASA's Artemis activities have, since that speech, been shaped by that goal. "T...

Watch for the Geminid Meteor Shower Watch for the Geminid Meteor Shower

Arthursky added that it's best to see the Geminids around 2 a.m., as when the meters "seem to be radiating" because the shower's brightest point is the highest in the sky. "Find the darkest place you can, and give your eyes about 30 minutes to adap...

Northern Lights Could Be Visible over Michigan Due to Solar Flare Northern Lights Could Be Visible over Michigan Due to Solar Flare

The CME happened on Monday, Dec. 7 and was associated with a C7 flare, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center . The potential for stronger storm levels exists, and a G3 (strong) geomagnetic storm level watch is in effect for December 10.

World's largest solar telescope captures its first dramatic sunspot image World's largest solar telescope captures its first dramatic sunspot image

As per the statement, the streaky appearance of hot and cool gas spiralling out from the dark centre is the result of sculpting by a convergence of intense magnetic fields and hot gasses boiling up from below. The solar system is now entering a perio...

Norfolk confirms two new high-path bird flu cases Norfolk confirms two new high-path bird flu cases

How many cases of bird flu have there been? It comes as the government announced new mandatory housing measures to commence from 14 December as United Kingdom bird flu cases mount. The number of people wanting to raise chickens soared during loc...

A meteor shower with 150 meteors per hour to peak in Norfolk

Shooting stars will be visible in the east starting around 7.30pm on December 13 and continuing up to 7.30am on December 14. The Geminid meteors appear to radiate from within the constellation Gemini in the southwestern sky, but the optimum viewi...

'Christmas star' to shine on winter solstice 'Christmas star' to shine on winter solstice

On the night of December 21, known as the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, Jupiter and Saturn will cross paths in the night sky, making for a fairly spectacular sight just ahead of Christmas. According to NASA, it's the "greatest" of ...

'Unprecedented' high-res image of sunspot captured by new solar telescope 'Unprecedented' high-res image of sunspot captured by new solar telescope

The image reveals striking details of the sunspot's structure as seen at the Sun's surface. The paper details the optics, mechanical systems, instruments, operational plans and scientific objectives of the Inouye Solar Telescope. It captures abou...

How airflow inside auto may affect Covid-19 transmission risk, decode scientists How airflow inside auto may affect Covid-19 transmission risk, decode scientists

Das co-led the research with Varghese Mathai, a former postdoctoral researcher at Brown who is now an assistant professor of physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Along with colleagues from Brown University, where Mathai started this s...

Another space first for China Another space first for China

While retrieving samples was its main task, the lander is also equipped to extensively photograph the area surrounding its landing site, map conditions below the surface with ground penetrating radar and analyze the lunar soil for minerals and water ...

Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies

It is a partially reusable launch rocket. SpaceX will make another attempt Sunday, December 6 at 11:17 a.m. from the Kennedy Space Center . The flight was the first of at least nine agreed under a space resupply contract between SpaceX and NASA...

Hayabusa-2 Returns Samples of Asteroid Ryugu to Earth | Space Exploration Hayabusa-2 Returns Samples of Asteroid Ryugu to Earth | Space Exploration

The capsule will be packed in a container as soon as its preliminary treatment at an Australian lab is finished and brought back to Japan this week, Satoru Nakazawa, a project sub-manager, said during an online news conference from Woomera.

SpaceX launches space station supply mission SpaceX launches space station supply mission

The Dragon was loaded with over 6,500 pounds of crew supplies, spare parts, science gear, and other equipment, including a commercial airlock for onboard experiments, and a Christmas feast for the astronauts , consisting of roasted turkey, cornbrea...

Chinese researchers claims to have achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing Chinese researchers claims to have achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing

Chinese researchers estimated that their China quantum computer is about 100 trillion times faster than most advanced supercomputers . In the current study, published in Science , the scientists used Jiuzhang to send laser pulses into a maze of...

Mystery object temporarily orbiting Earth is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid Mystery object temporarily orbiting Earth is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

NASA collected data from the Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) and orbit analysis from the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to determine the orbit of 2020 SO. Statement . "We had color observations w...

Japan capsule carrying asteroid samples lands in Australia Japan capsule carrying asteroid samples lands in Australia

Protected by a heat shield, it will briefly turn into a fireball as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere 75 miles (121km) away. If its mission was successful, the capsule will contain two samples from the Ryugu asteroid, including the world's firs...

NASA astronaut harvests first radish crop ever on International Space Station NASA astronaut harvests first radish crop ever on International Space Station

She meticulously collected and wrapped in foil each of the 20 radish plants, placing them in cold storage for the return trip to Earth in 2021 on SpaceX's 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission. "We can grow 20 plants in the APH, analyze Carbon di...

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