Sci-tech

by | October 21, 2018 | 16:52

After October 21, you still might see meteors until November 7. While mostly clear and dry conditions are expected in the Delaware Valley Sunday night and Monday, viewing unfortunately for eager stargazers won't be ideal due to the brightness of the almost full moon.

by | October 21, 2018 | 12:24

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their pregnancy on October 15, they assured fans that they'd be undertaking their tour as planned - all 76 engagements scheduled over 16 days in four Commonwealth countries. There was then speculation as to whether she would snub Prime Minister Scott Morrison at his Invictus reception lunch at the Pavilion Restaurant in the Domain where the Duchess was due to meet children and athletes.

by | October 20, 2018 | 17:09

Forbes reported that sea level could rise by 197 feet if all Antarctic Ice Sheets melt . Because of global warming it happens more often, but researchers do not always have time to notice the signs of the coming destruction. Relatively warmer waters eating away at ice shelves. "Either you change the velocity of the snow by heating or cooling it, or you change where you blow on the flute, by adding or destroying dunes", Chaput explained .

by | October 20, 2018 | 11:27

NOAA released its 2018-2019 Winter Outlook for the United States. Warmer-than-normal conditions are anticipated across much of the northern and western USA, with the greatest likelihood in Alaska and from the Pacific Northwest to the Northern Plains.

by | October 19, 2018 | 00:36

The satellite will reportedly be eight times brighter than the real moon and could replace street lights. The moon would be eighttimes brighter than the Earth's actual moon, creating an opportunity for the streets of Chengdu to be illuminated by the satellite instead of street lights.

by | October 17, 2018 | 22:25

After subjecting the crew to G forces of up to 6.7 times the force of gravity, the capsule landed safely under its parachute, with search-and-rescue teams swiftly recovering the crew. Although the investigation report provides some details regarding the recent Soyuz rocket failure, it actually leaves quite a few questions unanswered.

by | October 16, 2018 | 23:33

A new study published on Monday in the journal Nature Plants says that global warming will cause a decrease in barley crops, leading to a shortage of beer and causing a price hike. Less than 20 percent of the world's barley is made into beer. During the most severe climate events, the results indicate that global beer consumption would decline by 16%, or 29 billion litres - roughly equal to the total annual beer consumption in the U.S.

by | October 14, 2018 | 20:13

Israeli humanitarian NGO IsraAID is preparing to deploy an emergency response team to northwest Florida, which has suffered brutal devastation from Hurricane Michael since it made landfall on Wednesday. This is pretty extensive, the damage. Some residents were packing up and getting as far away as they could. In its violent battering of the southeastern U.S., Hurricane Michael left floodwaters, wind-wrecked buildings and power outages in its wake.

by | October 13, 2018 | 18:39

According to Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian part of the International Space Station ( ISS ), the flight is being planned for the spring of next year. Neither NASA or Roscosmos will be jumping to any conclusions, but Russian Federation has promised a full investigation and is forming a team to look into how and why the rocket failed as it did.

by | October 13, 2018 | 17:27

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest on record to hit the area and charged north through Georgia and into the Carolinas and Virginia, wreaking havoc and causing emergencies.

by | October 13, 2018 | 08:27

Hundreds of people have been rescued from the debris and authorities fear the toll could climb higher as search-and-rescue efforts continue. As the tropical storm continued to weaken it was still menacing the Southeast with heavy rains, blustery winds and possible spinoff tornadoes.

by | October 12, 2018 | 22:01

Blue Origin said in a statement following yesterday's announcement that it will build a launch site at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, although it did not say what rockets would launch from the site. Our launch program is a great example of how we are fielding tomorrow's Air Force faster and smarter. Blue Origin is developing a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

by | October 12, 2018 | 21:57

The department said that the fire engine had its lights and other emergency equipment activated, but roads were slick and the storm conditions were heavy. The storm's center is now about 30 miles west of Augusta, Georgia, near the SC border. But she added emergency crews trying to reach the home were hampered by downed trees and debris blocking roadways.

by | October 12, 2018 | 21:42

It says restoring flow in the smaller line is a positive step, but until the damaged larger line is repaired, a shortage of natural gas continues. An investigation is underway and explains where they go from here. The line ruptured on Lheidli T'enneh reserve land and witnesses who saw the explosion described it as an incandescent orange fireball that could be seen for kilometres.

by | October 12, 2018 | 19:45

In the small Panhandle city of Apalachicola, Mayor Van Johnson Sr. said the 2,300 residents were frantically preparing for what could be a strike unlike any seen there in decades. At 11 p.m. EDT, the eye of Michael was about 220 miles (355 kilometers) south-southwest of Panama City, Florida. Cuban authorities said they evacuated about 400 people from low-lying areas.

by | October 12, 2018 | 18:33

Luckily, the two astronauts on board - Alexey Ovchinin and Nick Hague - made it back to Earth safely, narrowly avoiding tragedy. The space capsule landed near the Chinese border in deep snow about 20 minutes after launch. It said there was an issue with "the booster from today's launch". One of the pictures showed Hague smiling and another had him sitting next to Russia's space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin .

by | October 12, 2018 | 16:25

Though most homes were still standing, no property was left undamaged. In north Florida, Michael battered the shoreline with sideways rain, powerful gusts and crashing waves, swamping streets and docks, flattening trees, stripped away leaves, shredding awnings and peeling away shingles.

by | October 11, 2018 | 21:42

SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: The Cooter Stew Cafe starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.

by | October 11, 2018 | 20:20

At the current rate of warming, the world as a whole will reach the 1.5° mark between 2030 and 2052, the report concludes. In the IPCC's most ambitious pathway, global net human-caused emissions of Carbon dioxide would need to fall by about 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching "net zero" around 2050.

by | October 11, 2018 | 19:14

Branson , the founder and CEO of Virgin Galactic , has been investing in this venture since 2004, but if the comments he made yesterday at the Barclays Asia Forum in Singapore are to be believed, the company is finally on the cusp of entering space.