Sci-tech

by | June 05, 2018 | 01:33

Because astronomers spotted the space rock when it was so close to our planet, they couldn't say exactly where it would impact. A small asteroid - which had just been discovered earlier in the day - disintegrated over Africa on Saturday, NASA said .

by | June 04, 2018 | 11:58

SpaceX will not attempt to recover the rocket's first stage this time around. Forecasters are predicting a 70 percent chance of "go" conditions, with winds being the main concern at liftoff. The Falcon 9 rocket will be carrying the SES 12 communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg. The satellite is headed for geostationary orbit, about 22,300 miles above Earth's surface, and will provide video and data services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region, SES representatives said.

by | June 04, 2018 | 10:29

In contrast, in response to the draft memo , on behalf of the American Wind Energy Association, Amy Farrell, the group's senior vice president for government and public affairs, states, "Independent energy regulators, grid operators and other experts have gone on the record to declare that orderly power plant retirements do not constitute an emergency for our electric grid".

by | June 03, 2018 | 16:49

Perry, under the auspices of the Trump White House, then switched tactics by proposing a new rule to require energy buyers to pay extra fees to coal and nuclear plants as a means of supporting the declining industry, but that requirement was quickly shot down by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who noted insufficient evidence to approve the extra fees.

by | June 03, 2018 | 07:00

The Alberta Indigenous groups represent the five First Nations that form part of the Athabasca Tribal Council, and the five that the form part of the Athabasca River Métis Council. "It is essential that we get a coastal pipeline built, so we can get a fair price for our oil and get it to market", he said. Kinder Morgan has estimated the expansion would cost $7.4 billion, of which $1.1 billion has already been spent, but it admits that estimate is out of date and doesn't take into account ...

by | June 03, 2018 | 04:47

There, temperatures plunge to minus 380 Fahrenheit. Pluto is the most remote from the Sun body in our planetary system, but is rather a "Outpost" on the way to an unexplored region of the Kuiper belt. A model of Pluto's climate suggests that the wind can get as fast as about 20 miles per hour. The core of the comet idea is that the amount of nitrogen inside the huge glacier that sprawls across Pluto is consistent with the amount that would be expected if it had been formed by the collision ...

by | June 03, 2018 | 00:18

Six broccoli seeds were aboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft that launched this week from Wallops Island, Virginia, as part of a space station cargo resupply mission. Shi Zhongjun, China's Ambassador to the United Nations said the China Space Station belongs to China and also to the world. The invitation for all the countries to jointly use the space station further shows China's unwavering belief that outer space is a common home for all humanity rather than a new battlefield, state-run ...

by | June 03, 2018 | 00:35

The scientists therefore propose that the dunes are made out of harder methane ice. "It turns out that even though there is so little atmosphere , and the surface temperature is around -230 degrees Celsius, we still get dunes forming", lead study author Dr.

by | June 02, 2018 | 11:31

Authorities have no immediate report of any injuries or fatalities though information is still preliminary. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan earlier declared a state of emergency in the flood-stricken area. The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services tweeted that multiple rescues were carried out, and rescue swimmers were called in to help.

by | June 02, 2018 | 03:05

Economist Robyn Allen, who has investigated the Kinder Morgan pipeline, suggests that costs could surge to more than $15 billion for taxpayers. The government's purchase price is reasonable if broken down into $3.5 billion for the existing pipeline and $1 billion to recoup money already spent on the expansion, said Richard Masson, former CEO of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission and a fellow at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy.

by | June 02, 2018 | 01:18

Enter Megachirella wachtleri , a three-inch, 240-million-year-old fossil - and an exciting new clue in this evolutionary mystery. A team of worldwide scientists published their findings in the academic journal Nature , which revolved around the chameleon-sized reptile Megachirella wachtleri .

by | June 01, 2018 | 23:13

The fossil was originally found 20 years ago in the Dolomite Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Italy. Scans of the fossilised skeleton of Megachirella revealed the chameleon-sized reptile was an ancestor of today's lizards and snakes , which belong to a group called squamates , an worldwide team wrote in the science journal Nature .

by | June 01, 2018 | 16:40

A bear, which also broke out of the Eifel Zoo in Lunebach on Friday, was shot dead. German media reports have suggested the animals' enclosures were damaged in a storm, after a river overflowed and damaged fences. SWR reported that local authorities were warning all residents in the area, near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium, to remain indoors as they search for the animals.

by | June 01, 2018 | 14:57

In this stage the thermal and mechanical layout of the ExoMars exploration vehicle will be examined, which are "essential preparations that bring us even closer to the "in situ" exploration of the Red Planet", stated Pietro Baglioni, the ESA ExoMars team leader.

by | June 01, 2018 | 06:51

This year, Manhattanhenge will occur at specific times on May 29 and 30 and July 12 and 13. Nature also has booked an encore presentation for 8:12 p.m. It happens again in July as the sun treks south toward the equator, after the summer solstice. The term Manhattanhenge - which is the city's version of Stonehenge - comes from Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

by | June 01, 2018 | 02:06

The report was prepared by representatives of the Institute of Cetacean Research, an agency linked to Japan's fisheries ministry. Later in 2014, Japan cut its whale hunting quota from 900 to 333 amid harsh global criticism. In 2014, International Court of Justice ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling program was illegal and ordered it to be brought to an end. But Japan resumed whaling in the region two years later under a revamped whaling plan , that included reducing its catch quota ...

by | May 31, 2018 | 12:33

Environment Minister Svenja Schulze , a member of the center-left Social Democrats, told the broadcaster that single-use plastics "should be regulated at a European level and be gradually taken out of circulation". Gove's idea is to ban plastic straws and cotton swabs. Underneath the proposed measures , every nation must conduct awareness-raising academic campaigns in regards to the disposal of "tobacco product filters", and producers must share the prices of waste administration.

by | May 31, 2018 | 10:52

In addition, due to the sharp increase in the level of water in the sea about nine thousand years ago, BBR began its movement towards the land, as when the depth influenced the increase in the level of education of sedimentary rocks. "It sounds like hyperbole, but if you look at the science it shows a rise of over two degrees by 2050, and at that point there aren't reefs for our kids to enjoy", he said.

by | May 31, 2018 | 10:25

The rocket's nine Merlin engines roared to life, blasting the Falcon up toward space and spewing intense heat below. Interestingly enough, of the 6 remote cameras that Ingalls set up, only the one farthest from the launch pad was damaged at all.

by | May 31, 2018 | 08:24

A family enjoys a picnic on a dock at Ontario Place, May 27, 2018. A recent statement has been issued for what Environment Canada is calling "the first heat event of the season". Exposure to air pollution is particularly a health concern for people with heart or breathing problems, those with diabetes, children and the elderly.

by | May 31, 2018 | 04:24

The price does not include any additional costs of expanding the pipeline. Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr said that the political polarization over the pipeline's construction was atypical for Canada , and he suggested that the federal government's intervention would restore stability and certainty.

by | May 30, 2018 | 03:17

For those wondering about the four cameras on the inside of the camera, NASA reports that those, of course, were unharmed while the damaged one was one of the furthest away from the launch at about a quarter-mile away. But before anyone starts thinking that this remote was the unfortunate one, the "toasty" camera, as Ingalls calls it, is likely to put on display at NASA Headquarters in Washington , DC.

by | May 30, 2018 | 02:02

Ottawa's move comes some 18 months after it had been approved. He argues the NDP government hasn't thought this issue through. The reference case asks the courts whether the province has the right to regulate heavy oil transportation across B.C.

by | May 30, 2018 | 02:11

Temperatures will stay in the mid- to high-twenties for the rest of the week, with showers expected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Moderate risk Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values are expected today, with the potential of high risk values this afternoon in Southwestern Ontario.

by | May 29, 2018 | 20:01

It makes more sense to let the government take on all the completion risk, he said. But many indigenous people see the 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) of new pipeline as a threat to their lands, echoing concerns raised by Native Americans about the Keystone XL project in the U.S.

by | May 29, 2018 | 18:52

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that buying the existing pipeline and its planned expansion project, which will carry crude oil from landlocked Alberta to a port in the Vancouver area, is the only way to ensure the halted project gets built.

by | May 29, 2018 | 00:00

The projected storm track for Alberto has shifted eastward, according to reports, lessening the threat to oil production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, but increasing the danger to northeastern Florida coastal areas. About 400 customers along Florida's Tampa Bay and in the Panhandle were without power Monday morning, according to Florida's Division of Emergency Management.

by | May 28, 2018 | 21:02

Florida, Alabama , and MS have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm that is threatening to dump up to 12 inches of rain. One to 2 inches of rain is expected through Tuesday, with some areas receiving up to 3 to 4 inches of rain.

by | May 28, 2018 | 17:03

While temperatures have been warm and ideal for hitting the lake or pool, afternoon showers and storms could have dampened those plans. Initially predicted to be just a rainmaker for the Wiregrass, Subtropical Storm Alberto now poses some other threats for southeastern Alabama .

by | May 28, 2018 | 12:46

The storm was about 85 miles north of the Dry Tortugas as of Sunday morning, producing winds up to 40 mph and dumping rain, according to a National Hurricane Center advisory . Storm Alberto is now 120 miles south of Apalachicola, in Florida, and is due to make landfall along the Panhandle part of the state at about 4pm (8pm BST) today, according to the US National Hurricane Centre.

by | May 28, 2018 | 11:23

There will be between 10 to 16 named storms and five to nine hurricanes that will blow through the Atlantic for the 2018 season, forecasters predicted Thursday. A system was brewing in the southern Gulf on Thursday that has a 70 per cent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

by | May 27, 2018 | 21:57

Yes, we are talking about the dead skin cells of one's scalp. It is believed that the presence of the fossilized skin flakes is the only evidence with the scientists to study how the dinosaurs used to shed off their dermal layers. However, there were "little white blobs" all between the feathers. In addition to the fossil of the Microraptor, the relics of two other dinosaurs are also under observation for the fossilized dandruff study.

by | May 27, 2018 | 19:17

The directive orders the Secretary of Transportation to reform the permitting system for launch and re-entry operations into a single license and asks the Commerce Secretary to review "commercial remote sensing" regulations. "There are many innovative companies across this nation working hard to build a bright future in space, and our policies should help ensure their success on all fronts", Bridenstine said.

by | May 27, 2018 | 19:04

Two of the patients got out on Monday but were found dead a day later, said Henry Gray, head of mission in the city for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières). "It's very unfortunate but it's very human for people wanting to be with their family in what they could think are the last moments of their life".

by | May 27, 2018 | 09:54

Rain amounts from Wednesday through Tuesday could be as much as 5 inches along the Gulf coast in Levy and Gilchrist counties and about 3 inches in Marion and Alachua counties. A subtropical storm like Alberto has a less defined and cooler center than a tropical storm, and its strongest winds are found farther from its center.