Sci-tech

by | November 11, 2018 | 11:30

The wheelchair was expected to go for £10-15,000. The money raised by the sale of the wheelchair will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association . Stephen Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford. Hawking's dissertation was the single most expensive item. Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time , 1988, first American edition, which was signed with a thumbprint.

by | November 11, 2018 | 11:13

A spokesman added that "the government will not agree anything that brings about a hard border on the island of Ireland ". But she acknowledged that the "unique circumstances" of Northern Ireland "could require specific alignment solutions in some scenarios" on regulations.

by | November 10, 2018 | 04:30

This is almost double the pollution levels of a year ago post Diwali , when the AQI was around 367. Delhi's pollution level post-Diwali almost doubled in comparison to a year ago and entered the "severe-plus emergency" category (ten times permissible limit) as people burst firecrackers before and after the Supreme Court stipulated time frame of 8 pm to 10 pm.

by | November 09, 2018 | 18:31

The molecules collide among themselves in the lower atmosphere that causes the Aurora. In 2024, it will become the world's only space station if the United States-led International Space Station is retired that year as planned. China announced earlier this year that they would allow other countries to conduct experiments on-board Tiangong . China's Tiangong project is a work in progress, with the first iteration, a prototype called Tiangong-1, that spectacularly fell to Earth after ...

by | November 09, 2018 | 14:44

Scientists at the United Nations believe the depleted ozone will make a full recovery in the northern hemisphere by 2030, and by 2060 for the southern hemisphere. "Evidence presented by the authors shows that the ozone layer in parts of the stratosphere has recovered at a rate of 1-3 per cent per decade since 2000", UN Environment and the World Meteorological Organisation said .

by | November 09, 2018 | 09:12

But now Harvard scientists say Oumuamua may literally be an alien spacecraft sent from another galaxy to spy on us, reports NBC News . What 'Oumuamua actually is is a complicated matter - it's the first thing to ever be given the classification "interstellar object", due to its unknowable origins outside our solar system.

by | November 07, 2018 | 20:42

As told by Elon Musk that the electric pickup is likely to be made in the style of cyberpunk or film "blade Runner", at the same time what will draw new interested. It is worth noting that Tesla recently settled a separate SEC probe over Musk's aborted plan to take the company private, and last week soothed investors' fears over its financial state by reporting its first profit in two years.

by | November 07, 2018 | 02:31

These data will enable new scientific discoveries for years to come. Kepler was originally positioned to stare at one star-studded patch of the sky in the constellation Cygnus. Kepler has got successor which is the new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ( TESS ). When the telescope was launched, it carried 12 liters of fuel for its engine, which was used to correct its drifts and control its orbit.

by | November 03, 2018 | 10:27

Trump called Bolsonaro to wish him good luck, auguring closer political ties between the two largest economies in the Americas - both now led by conservative populists promising to overturn the political establishment. Third-place presidential candidate Ciro Gomes, a centre-leftist, accused the PT of aiding and abetting Bolsonaro's rise. In one of his first television interviews since being elected on Sunday with almost 58mn votes, the former paratrooper, who is notorious for his ...

by | November 02, 2018 | 23:43

Unfortunately the last five years of Kepler's exploits were hindered by malfunctioning reaction wheels, limiting the number of target stars that the space telescope could be directed towards. Data pile After observing more than half a million stars over the course of the mission, Kepler's data has revealed that the most common exoplanet lies somewhere between the scale of Earth and Neptune.

by | November 02, 2018 | 09:55

Launched in April , TESS will build on Kepler's planet-hunting legacy by searching for exoplanets around almost 200,000 of the brightest and nearest stars to Earth. NASA's 11-year-old Dawn spacecraft is pretty much out of fuel after orbiting the asteroid Vesta as well as the dwarf planet Ceres. During its mission, Kepler found 2,681 confirmed planets and another 2,899 candidates, bringing its tally to 5,580.

by | November 02, 2018 | 00:05

Signatories , which include numerous world's largest packaging producers, brands , retailers and recyclers, represent 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally. In its announcement, SC Johnson highlighted a 2015 report by Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment which found that China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand were responsible for more than 55 percent of the plastic waste around the world that seeped into the ocean.

by | November 01, 2018 | 20:15

When Parker Solar Probe made this image, he was about 43 million miles from Earth. The space agency said the probe was well on its way to break the 153,454 miles per hour milestone set by the Helios 2 in April 1976. "The previous record for closest solar approach was set by the German-American Helios 2 spacecraft in April 1976". "It's a bit like if you walked away from a campfire and suddenly got much hotter", Fox said.

by | November 01, 2018 | 20:11

The executive director of the Russian space agency said today its investigation found the failure was caused by a malfunctioning sensor. "The industry is making significant efforts to move the launch to December 3 so that the station does not switch to autopilot mode", he said.

by | November 01, 2018 | 13:28

Canadian wildlife are not exempt from a "global biodiversity crisis" that is devastating worldwide animal populations, according to a stark new report by the World Wildlife Fund . The WWF publishes its Living Planet Report every two years, and the last edition in 2016 described a sharp decline in global animal populations, with the number of vertebrates falling by well over half between 1970 and 2012.

by | October 30, 2018 | 22:16

Hurricane winds extend only 15 miles from the center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean.

by | October 29, 2018 | 13:49

The weather service said TS Oscars closest point of approach inside three days was expected to be 487 miles to the east south east of the island about 5am on Tuesday. The tropical depression that would eventually become Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on November 8th. "Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and this system will likely become a tropical or subtropical cyclone later today or tonight while it moves generally northward over the central ...

by | October 29, 2018 | 08:20

Punjabi Bagh recorded the highest pollution level in the national capital at 434. Authorities have attributed the deterioration of air quality to localised factors like construction activities and vehicular pollution as well as regional factors like pollution by stubble burning from neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana .

by | October 27, 2018 | 23:00

Now it's beneath the sea, washed away by a hurricane. East Island is seen above, nearly completely underwater. According to researchers, the disappearance of the whole island does not go unnoticed - coming serious consequences. A remote northwestern Hawaiian island has almost vanished after Hurricane Walaka barreled through the Pacific last month, eliminating - at least for now - a critical habitat for endangered species.

by | October 26, 2018 | 06:27

Creating a new branch of the military would be subject to Congress' approval, but the council, led by Vice President Mike Pence , is recommending that the nation build a Space Force and structures that would usher it into existence. Trump will ask Congress to gather military and civilians working on space security into a unified command, similar to the military's special forces, he said.