Sci-tech

by | October 09, 2018 | 01:10

A Hurricane Watch is now in effect from the Alabama-Florida border to Suwannee River, Florida . Michael became a tropical storm on Sunday with sustained winds of up to 50 miles per hour. With these additions, the state of emergency includes 35 Florida counties in total. Scott advised Gulf Coast residents to prepare for possible evacuation orders, and he put more than 5,000 National Guard soldiers on alert.

by | October 08, 2018 | 17:20

The 22-plus-pound meteorite turned out to be the sixth-largest in MI and was valued at $100,000. The rock was reportedly found in the 1930s on a MI farm, where it was put to use as a doorstop . The man even let his kids take the rock to school for show-and-tell throughout the years. Professor Monaliza Sirbescu shows off a meteorite that's been in a Grand Rapids man's home for years.

by | October 08, 2018 | 07:09

The Air Force said before the 7:22 p.m. launch that it expected that people as far away as Sacramento and Southern California would see the rocket's contrail. SpaceX has a goal of using the boosters up to ten times with little maintenance, and 100 with refurbishment, as well as being able to relaunch boosters 24 hours after landing.

by | October 07, 2018 | 00:52

A tropical depression could form by late this weekend or early next week over the northwestern Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico while the system moves northwestward to northward. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service advised that small craft should exercise caution, as seas will be moderate to rough with waves reaching up to 6 feet.

by | October 07, 2018 | 00:29

There are ways we could now detect them, but orbital dynamics makes doing so fairly unlikely. Both the huge moon and its even larger planet (several times the size of Jupiter) lie within the star's habitable zone - meaning life could flourish there.

by | October 06, 2018 | 23:26

An artist's impression of the gas giant Kepler 1625b with its large moon , Kepler 1625b-i; the pair has a similar mass and radius ratio to the Earth-Moon system but scaled up by a factor of 11. That means this star, and the planet and moon it shines upon, were probably much cooler in the past, Kipping said. "But we knew our job was to keep a level head and essentially assume it was bogus, testing every conceivable way in which the data could be tricking us".

by | October 05, 2018 | 20:41

It came with a weird rock that was used to prop open the door of a shed. A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is a meteorite worth more than $100,000. Now, the Smithsonian Institution is considering making an offer on the space rock. In the morning, the farmer and his father found the crater and dug out the still-warm meteorite.

by | October 05, 2018 | 19:12

There are not very many incentives in faculty contracts for achievements like Nobel Prizes , especially when compared to sports coaches who can earn large payments for wining championships. "Her work is incredible", Matt Hartings, an associate chemistry professor at American University, told The Associated Press . Others now commonly use it to create new enzymes.

by | October 05, 2018 | 18:31

The Soyuz MS-09/55S capsule - the vehicle at the center of a growing controversy over an unexpected and unexplained hole which appeared in its hull - remains attached to the International Space Station. This week, Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin said that leak wasn't caused by a manufacturing defect, reviving rumors about potential sabotage . He wrote "spasibo" (thank you) and signed his name on the craft in chalk.

by | October 05, 2018 | 16:26

It was also welcomed by British Columbia Premier John Horgan, whose coalition government has warmed to the project since winning power previous year and has given LNG developers tax breaks while also imposing strict environmental conditions on projects.

by | October 05, 2018 | 09:31

It will also use an iterative design to allow for growth of the vehicle as needed. "The next logical step in this path is a return to the Moon ", Blue Origin said in a statement . "Because this lander does not have to endure the challenges of re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, it can fly back many times without the need for significant and costly renewals".

by | October 05, 2018 | 04:12

For 99 percent of its orbit, it would be too faint to see. But first spotted close to Halloween in 2015, and typically invisible to humans on Earth except for around this time of year, The Goblin's existence, say astronomers, points to the possibility of another as-yet-unseen, Neptune-sized planet nearby, according to The Guardian .

by | October 04, 2018 | 03:05

Ashkin invented optical tweezers that grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser beam fingers. Donna Strickland , a University of Waterloo professor who helped to pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of applications , has been named a victor of this year's Nobel Prize in physics .

by | October 03, 2018 | 19:17

The 76-year-old professor is presently an emeritus at Kyoto University. Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their groundbreaking work in cancer immunotherapy. He said the idea of releasing the brakes on immune system cells has led to drugs for the skin cancer melanoma and for cancers of the lung, head and neck, bladder, kidney and liver.

by | October 02, 2018 | 15:41

Mourou and Strickland's work resulted in "the shortest and most intense laser pulses created by humankind" - allowing for incredibly precise cutting or drilling through living matter. Strickland said her first thought on hearing she'd won was "it's crazy". "We need to celebrate women physicists because they're out there". I don't know what to say.

by | October 01, 2018 | 02:45

Orange County may see seas up to 8 feet while surf could reach 5 feet along San Diego County. The storm was moving northwest at 6 miles per hour and had 120 miles per hour maximum sustained winds. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique. There is a flash flood warning in effect Monday and Tuesday for Phoenix and surrounding areas. The hurricane center also warned of heavy rains for St.

by | September 30, 2018 | 15:25

Rovers Minerva-II1A and II1-B were released from the Hayabusa 2 "mothership" after a three-and-a-half-year journey and began hopping their way across the Ryugu asteroid's craggy surface on Friday, September 21 . Its orbit crosses the orbit of Earth and Mars. In labs on Earth, scientists will assess the asteroid fragments to understand the processes that allowed planets to form from the swirl of gas and dust that surrounded the primitive sun.

by | September 28, 2018 | 19:24

The lander has enough power for a 12-hour mission, in which it will analyze the asteroid's surface at two different sites. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( Jaxa ) released the 15-frame clip along with new photographs days after the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 deployed the rovers on to the asteroid's surface after a three-and-a-half year journey.

by | September 27, 2018 | 15:22

The remnants of Kirk has regained strength and has regenerated into a tropical storm. Movement was towards the west near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h). The storm had sustained winds of about 75 km an hour but was expected to strengthen within the next 24 hours.

by | September 27, 2018 | 10:42

The wanderers move by jumping and will send back information about the space rock utilizing cameras and instruments, including temperature and optical sensors. Sometime next year, Hayabusa2 itself is supposed to land on the asteroid to collect samples by creating a crater using a "small carry-on impactor ".