Sci-tech

by | June 17, 2018 | 21:06

Greek composer Vangelis - yes, the " Chariots of Fire " guy - set the physicist's voice to an original piece of music for the occasion. Renowned for his works in theoretical physics, Hawking will be interred between other prominent British scientists, including Sir Isaac Newton , who formulated the law of universal gravitation and laid the foundations of modern mathematics, and Charles Darwin , whose theory of evolution was one of the most far-reaching scientific breakthroughs of ...

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:26

Marlyn Pruitt landed a job a year ago at the Judicial Crisis Network after her resume was received by Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, which the Post said has financial ties to the JCN. Farmers, biofuel leaders and local politicians gathered at the Falls Park Farmers Market after a tractor parade from Howard Wood Field through downtown Sioux Falls, where a crowd of about 200 held a rally against Pruitt's inaction, according to the South Dakota Corn Growers ...

by | June 17, 2018 | 10:41

The Antarctic ice sheet lost almost 3 trillion metric tons of ice from 1992 to 2017 and tripled its rate of loss over that time for West Antarctica , according to an worldwide collaboration involving some 80 scientists. Rising sea levels are a particular concern to areas of high population density in coastal areas, where sea levels play a role in flooding and shoreline erosion.

by | June 16, 2018 | 11:05

Their assessment of conditions in Antarctica is based on combined data from 24 satellite surveys and updates 2012 findings. In its Fifth Assessment Report , the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggested that average sea level rose by 7.5 inches between 1901 and 2010.

by | June 16, 2018 | 05:14

Still, mission team members expressed optimism that the plucky robot, which has been exploring the Red Planet for more than 14 years, will pull through. NASA says Opportunity's mission clock is programmed to wake the computer so it can check power levels and decide whether it can wake up again, or go back to sleep.

by | June 14, 2018 | 10:37

The joint North American bid was considered a heavy favorite from the outset and earned high marks from FIFA's bid evaluators because it will, in theory, require less construction and lower costs than the Moroccan bid , which carried an estimated price tag above $15 billion .

by | June 13, 2018 | 20:30

French oil and gas major Total, which operates five refineries and nine petrol depots in France , said late on Sunday that farmers have gathered at two depots and it had taken measures together with authorities, to limit disruptions. Environmentalists have blamed palm oil cultivation for deforestation in southeast Asia. The mostly symbolic blockade at La Mede was lifted around midday with farmers returning to work, according to a Reuters photographer on site.

by | June 12, 2018 | 21:57

Torrential downpours could cause "life-threatening" flash floods, mudslides and waves along coastal areas in Mexico , the NHC said. The center said the hurricane still could generate risky surf and rip currents over the coming days, with heavy swells reaching the peninsula later Tuesday.

by | June 12, 2018 | 03:00

The planet has been discovered using an indigenous spectrograph known as PRL Advance Radial Velocity Abu-sky Search or PARAS along with a 1.2m Telescope. Astronomers from the Spanish University of Oviedo according to the telescope "Kepler" has come to the conclusion that in space there are two new planetary systems and three earth-like planets.

by | June 10, 2018 | 19:55

The full manuscript, detailing the cost and process for capturing Carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, can be viewed here. It could instead extract carbon dioxide from the air without introducing any new carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

by | June 10, 2018 | 05:45

If I'm on the seventh race at a hard circuit on the engine I want to see it through. The seven-times world champion, who holds the record of 91 Grand Prix wins, will be on the minds of many as the former Ferrari driver continues to suffer from severe head injuries sustained in skiing accident in the French Alps in 2013.

by | June 09, 2018 | 00:43

Several major natural climate variations occur over long periods, such as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, which is similar to the El Niño/La Niña oscillation that can significantly alter global weather but operates on much longer time scales (hence "decadal", whereas El Niño/La Niña alternate from year to year).

by | June 08, 2018 | 22:26

The study is published June 6 in the journal Science Advances . Because the footprints are trace fossils, not fossils of the animal itself, it's going to be hard to credit a particular branch of the Tree of Life with the title of "First to Develop Limbs".

by | June 08, 2018 | 18:58

According to a statement from the space Agency, at a press conference, experts will talk about new achievements in terms of colonization of Mars. The live panel discussion will feature appearances from several big-name scientists, including Paul Mahaffy, director of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Jen Eigenbrode, research scientist at Goddard, Chris Webster, from NASA's Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and Ashwin Vasavada, Mars ...

by | June 08, 2018 | 12:29

It is the duty of each one of us, to ensure that the quest for material prosperity does not compromise our environment, he added. While noting that proper management of plastic waste, through the promotion of the three R's of waste management - "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" - should be adopted, the association also called for encouraging research into alternatives to plastics.

by | June 08, 2018 | 09:27

A NASA robot has detected complex organic matter on Mars in a "significant breakthrough" in the hunt for life on the planet. And while methane had previously been found in Mars' atmosphere in "large, unpredictable plumes", NASA said it has now found methane levels that follow seasonal trend changes with more methane appearing in warm summer months before dropping in the winter.

by | June 06, 2018 | 16:51

During his stay at the ISS, he conducted various scientific experiments as the 12th Japanese astronaut to travel into space and the seventh to stay at the ISS for a period of months. The spacewalk timed out at 8 hours and 13 minutes was the longest in Russian space program history. The Expedition 56 crew - Commander Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA, and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos - will operate the station and prepare for the arrival of three new crew members on Friday, June 8.

by | June 05, 2018 | 19:19

Instead, Notley visited the McMurray Métis Festival before speaking with media at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre, where she defended her government's pipeline advocacy and spoke on the importance pipelines have on the Canadian economy. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government's nationalization of the Trans Mountain pipeline project sends the message that Canada is a safe place to invest.

by | June 04, 2018 | 23:02

Air Force and weather officials predict a 70 percent chance of good launch weather. The first stage came back to Earth for a pinpoint landing during its first flight, but it did not repeat that feat today; the booster is part of the now-discontinued "Block 4" Falcon 9 build, and SpaceX let the sea claim it.

by | June 04, 2018 | 19:42

Details of the memo , dated May 29 and circulated ahead of a National Security Council meeting on the subject on Friday, were first reported by Bloomberg News late on Thursday. The DOE measure would also create a "Strategic Electric Generation Reserve", which would shore up the U.S.'s domestic energy reserves in case of an emergency.

by | June 04, 2018 | 00:30

The DPA, enacted in 1950 during the Korean War to ensure the availability of critical materials and resources for the USA national defense, allows the secretary of energy, through a presidential delegation, to require contracts or allocations of materials and services to maximize domestic energy supplies.

by | June 01, 2018 | 19:24

During the frenzied search for the predators, involving police and the fire brigade, authorities had cautioned residents to stay indoors and keep doors and windows shut. This escape has come two years after another similar case happened in eastern Germany, when two lions broke out of their cages at the Leipzig Zoo, in Leipzig, the AFP reported.

by | May 31, 2018 | 07:33

Morneau says it is not the Government of Canada's intent to be a long-term owner of the pipeline and it will work with investors to transfer the project and related assets to a new owner to ensure the project operates in the public's interest.

by | May 31, 2018 | 05:00

The proposed ban aims to tackle single-use plastics , often found on beaches. "Assuming a multi-year financial planning of the European Commission, this fee may be 80 cents per kilogram, which will go to the overall European budget", - said Oettinger.

by | May 30, 2018 | 01:23

Swells generated by Alberto will continue to affect the eastern and northern Gulf Coast Tuesday , meteorologists said. Subtropical storm Alberto fizzled into a subtropical depression as it rolled into Alabama on Tuesday but forecasters warned of potentially unsafe flash floods even as winds dropped to 30 miles per hour (48 km per hour).

by | May 29, 2018 | 21:31

Again, all of this makes good financial sense for Canada but it's a bit surprising that Justin Trudeau is willing to directly challenge the environmental left to make this happen. Calgary-based Kinder Morgan Canada, a unit of the Houston-based parent, was little changed at C$16.59 in Toronto trading Monday, for a market value of C$5.76 billion.

by | May 28, 2018 | 23:13

The current state of the TransMountain pipeline battle between B.C., Alberta and the federal government is a slapstick comedy. unless your livelihood is directly or indirectly dependent upon the oil sector and the movement of oil through pipelines to refineries and/or shipping ports.

by | May 28, 2018 | 21:12

Landfall is most likely in the Florida Panhandle, maybe before sunrise near Apalachicola, or as late as the evening it were to take a more westward track to Pensacola. northern Gulf Coast on Monday, the National Weather Service has declared. Gov. Phil Bryant signed a proclamation Saturday morning declaring a state of emergency ahead of Alberto's landfall.

by | May 28, 2018 | 19:45

Subtropical storm Alberto , the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, is bringing heavy rain Monday to the U.S. Gulf Coast as well as western Cuba . Please be prepared for possible areas of flooding and loss of electricity. Gulf Coast residents should "take this storm seriously", the National Weather Service said on Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening heavy rains and winds to the southern coastal states.

by | May 28, 2018 | 13:14

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Fla., which covers southeast Alabama , said heavy rain and flooding will be the main concerns as Alberto closes in. Several counties along the coast remain under a tropical storm warning , including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando. However, the moisture associated with it will create widespread showers and storms through the middle of next week.

by | May 27, 2018 | 09:57

After Apollo , Bean commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab , in 1973. During the then-record-setting 59-day, 24.4 million-mile flight, Bean and his two crewmates generated 18 miles of computer tape during surveys of Earth's resources and 76,000 photographs of the Sun to help scientists better understand its affects on the solar system.

by | May 27, 2018 | 08:59

Rick Scott said Saturday morning that his declared state of emergency covers all 67 counties to "prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring". His Mississippi and Alabama counterparts also declared states of emergency, citing the threat of coastal and inland flooding from storm rains. The storm is loose and disorganized on Saturday morning.

by | May 26, 2018 | 15:43

If the rice nutritional value suffers, it will have an impact on the development of several millions of children. CO2 levels in the atmosphere keep increasing, as they reached a record high in April, and since this greenhouse gas helps plants grows, its radically changing the nutrient content in food crops.

by | May 26, 2018 | 14:12

Winds will calm down on Memorial Day as Alberto moves onshore far to our north. As the center of circulation moves north of the Gulf Coast our rain chances will decrease, however, on and off showers should be expected through entire holiday.

by | May 26, 2018 | 04:41

This first-stage booster has flown once before, a little more than four months ago when it launched the Zuma mission for the U.S. government-a satellite or spacecraft that was apparently lost in space after it failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket.