Sci-tech

by | October 25, 2018 | 04:58

But the U.S. National Hurricane Center warns that it is still likely to bring "life-threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall" to parts of west-central and southwestern Mexico. He and his son, who also works at the hotel, stayed on the job, though the rest of his family had left the area. "We bought supplies for the whole family - bottled water, unperishable food, things we can eat quickly", said Roberto Carlos, 45, as a light rain set in and wind started to sway the town's palm trees.

by | October 24, 2018 | 16:27

It flew over the northern Antarctic peninsula on 16 October, with the aim of assessing changes in the ice height of several glaciers draining into the Larsen A, B, and C embayments. Like all icebergs, Brunt said only 10 percent of this particular tabular berg was visible above the waterline, with the majority of it submerged.

by | October 24, 2018 | 14:13

Aside from some of Hawking's possessions being offered, possessions from other famous scientists, including Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein will be included in the auction. How about an assortment of medals and awards given between 1975 and 1999, estimated at $13,000-$19,500? A Brief History of Time would go on to sell more than 10 million copies, and each one came with Sagan's full endorsement: he authored the book's introduction.

by | October 24, 2018 | 12:03

It's in its first stage of a seven-year five billion mile journey to the closest planet to the Sun. The spacecraft is specially created to withstand the sun's high temperatures, as well as its gravitational pull. At its closest approach, Mercury is just 77 million kilometers from Earth, or not all that much further than the closest that Earth comes to Mars. Enlarge / Some of the main science themes for the BepiColombo mission .

by | October 23, 2018 | 22:55

NASA's ongoing, decades-long survey of polar ice has yielded some truly incredible photographs over the years, but one recent still captured what appears to be a perfectly, nearly impossibly rectangular iceberg. However, tabular icebergs are enormous slabs of ice with a flat top and vertical sides that form by "calving" or splintering off a much larger ice shelf.

by | October 22, 2018 | 18:57

The storm was located about 135 miles southwest of Cabo Corrientes, to the south of Puerto Vallarta, around 11 a.m. ET, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. This image provided by NOAA on Monday shows Hurricane Willa in the eastern Pacific, on a path to smash into Mexico's western coast. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Playa Perula to San Blas and north of Mazatlan to Bahia Tempehuaya.

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.