Sci-tech

by | September 02, 2018 | 00:54

The measures - Assembly Bill 2888 and Senate Bills 221, 1100, and 1177 - passed the state legislature and now head to the state's Democratic governor for further consideration. "SB822 sets the standard for other states to follow". The bill, SB 822 , has been lauded by net neutrality advocates for months. After passing in the Assembly on Wednesday, SB-826 breezed easily through the Senate yesterday.

by | September 01, 2018 | 05:41

Astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station learned of the leak, which is not life-threatening, early this morning. According to the space agency, a micrometeorite strike may have caused the 2mm hole in the Soyuz capsule docked at the space station.

by | September 01, 2018 | 01:16

The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage. The highest was 60.58 inches which was dropped on Texas by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. On Aug. 29, microwave data showed the low-level center still slightly displaced from the deep convection due to about 11.5 miles per hour (10 knots/18.5 kph) of northwesterly wind shear.

by | August 31, 2018 | 23:45

The hurricane center gave the disturbance a 10 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next five days as it moves into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane center said the storm has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm by Saturday . The National Hurricane Center introduced this product past year to accommodate systems that develop and intensify near land.

by | August 31, 2018 | 22:40

Floating 408 kilometres (254 miles) above us, astronauts get to do science experiments , and take great photos of Earth spinning beneath them. Space is a rare area of cooperation, and NASA crews have been sent to the ISS aboard Russian Soyuz capsules since 2011.

by | August 31, 2018 | 20:26

The office said the 393-foot long net that trapped the endangered turtles had not been approved by the government for use in fishing. Mexico has a programme to protect turtles including provisions for criminal penalties for those who kill them.

by | August 31, 2018 | 19:24

The National Hurricane Center forecasts it will nearly certainly become a cyclone but will not affect the USVI. According to Met Éireann, however, reports of a tropical storm headed Ireland's way in the coming weeks are somewhat premature, for the time being at least and likely to be wide of the mark.

by | August 31, 2018 | 18:14

The Trudeau government, she said, must immediately appeal the Federal Court of Appeal's ruling at the Supreme Court and properly consult with indigenous Canadians. Politicians and business leaders in the River City are expressing feelings of anger and disappointment following this morning's federal court ruling on the Trans Mountain pipeline.

by | August 31, 2018 | 17:35

The hole was discovered on Wednesday in a Russian capsule. A leak on the space station could come from a seal or valve failing, said John Crassidis, an aerospace engineer at the University at Buffalo. 'Once the patching is complete, additional leak checks will be performed. There are five astronauts now stationed on the ISS: three Americans, two Russians and one German.

by | August 30, 2018 | 22:13

NASA is reporting that flight controllers at Mission Control in Houston and Moscow are working to fix a minute pressure leak on the International Space Station that was discovered at about 7 p.m. This is not the first time a small leak has sprung up on the space station, which has been continuously inhabited by rotating crews since 2000. The station's current Expedition 56 crew includes NASA astronuats Drew Feustel, Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Ricky Arnold; Russian cosmonauts Oleg ...

by | August 30, 2018 | 16:12

The National Weather Service says the amount of rain dumped on Mountain View by Hurricane Lane is the third-highest rainfall total from a tropical cyclone in the country since 1950. That's more than 4 feet. Hawaii officials are still assessing damage from Lane. Scattered rain has continued to fall on much of Hawaii, but relief is on the way, forecasters say.

by | August 30, 2018 | 14:06

I do not want to give the illusion that my presence in the government means that we are up to this challenge. Those include the government's recent moves toward relaxing hunting regulations, as well as its apparent reluctance to fulfill a pledge to slash the share of nuclear power in France's electricity supply to 50 percent by 2025.

by | August 30, 2018 | 13:57

An global team of researchers led by Alan McElligott of London's Queen Mary University showed images of happy and angry human faces to goats and monitored their responses. Pesticides have been blamed as a cause of colony collapse disorder. Goats were already known to be sensitive to human body language, but the new findings show they also respond to emotional facial expressions.

by | August 30, 2018 | 02:16

Locals raised the alarm when they saw a large group of people fleeing the crippled vessel and making the risky swim to a nearby beach where some vanished into mangroves infested with saltwater crocs. Local mayor Julia Leu told ABC that they were "putting themselves at risk in known crocodile habitat". It is yet to be confirmed by the Department of Home Affairs whether those on board were seeking asylum in Australia or if the fishing vessel was in the area for another reason.

by | August 30, 2018 | 01:42

Other studies have shown that dogs and horses also appear to recognise and remember human facial expressions displaying emotion. The study has also been hailed as a wonderful step towards a better relationship with our working animals , and that more rights might be afforded to them if we can fully understand the levels of interaction between us.

by | August 29, 2018 | 21:00

After viewing the raw data from these satellites, NASA then turned to its Goddard Earth Observing System Forward Processing model to process the data. At the same time, marked with purple pulp, obtained from a sandy dust from the desert winds. Apart from identifiable sources (like seasonal agricultural burning in Africa), there are also more ethereal aerosol patterns, like the wisps of sea salt moving across the Southern Hemisphere's oceans.

by | August 29, 2018 | 19:29

A bottlenose dolphin in Landévennec (not pictured) has been rubbing up against boats, kayaks and swimmers, prompting the mayor to issue a swimming ban. "None", he told French local newspaper Ouest-France. He said people were afraid and that the dolphin had "raised a swimmer last Thursday, with his nose".

by | August 29, 2018 | 17:56

Federal courts in the United States rarely require defendants to post cash bail. "This is bad, this is very bad for California", said Wendy Zamutt. "Yet what we had to trade for that win actually sets us further back". And there's the end to the state's bail bond industry. Brown's signature gives the state's Judicial Council, the policy-making body for California's courts, broad authority to reshape pretrial detention policies.

by | August 26, 2018 | 10:41

Hawaii residents breathed a sigh of relief as Hurricane Lane disintegrated into a tropical storm, but authorities warned that its thrashing winds and relentless rain will remain a threat into the weekend. Shops along the famed Waikiki beach in Honolulu were reopening for the tourists. Hotels began putting deck chairs back alongside pools. On Saturday, winds were about 11 miles per hour.

by | August 26, 2018 | 02:40

Two other people in the Hyundai - a 43-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter - were killed. The vehicle collided with a Hyundai SUV auto with a mother and daughter inside, killing them both. Another person was injured in the collision and taken to hospital where they are expected to survive. His last video appeared to have been posted some five months ago.