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Climate change will devastate the United States economy

Climate change will devastate the United States economy Report on possible impacts of climate change confirms last year's study, from which it follows that man is the main driving force behind global warming and that it is because of this planet threatened catastrophic losses. Earth's climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities, according to a long-awaited report re... [Full Article...]

'Six and a half minutes of terror' before Mars landing

'Six and a half minutes of terror' before Mars landing The InSight mission is set to land on Mars at roughly 3 p.m. ET on Monday (that's noon PT). If you aren't nervous for NASA's InSight Mars probe , you probably should be. In recent days, NASA has been commanding the spacecraft to make minor course corrections to ensure InSight enters the Martian atmosphere at the proper angle to within about a quarter of a degree. [Full Article...]

MIT engineers fly a Star Trek-inspired plane without any moving parts

MIT engineers fly a Star Trek-inspired plane without any moving parts Ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright's momentous glide in the winter of 1903, aircraft have been driven by propellers or jets that must burn fuel to create the thrust and lift needed for sustained flight. The team flew the plane a distance of 60 metres - the maximum distance within the building. Ionic wind, also known as electroaerodynamic thrust, was first identified in the 1920s and explored b... [Full Article...]

New federal report warns of more extreme weather disasters in the US

New federal report warns of more extreme weather disasters in the US Unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars and damage human health and quality of life, a USA government report warns. It said global warming would disproportionately hurt the poor, broadly undermine human health, damage infrastructure, limit the availability of water, alter coastlines, and boost costs in industries from farming to energy production. [Full Article...]

NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days Mars 2020 is created to land inside the crater and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth for further analysis, perhaps by the later 2020s. It is considered the largest parking lot in Mars. "We're really excited. There's nothing as exciting as landing on Mars". It's taken just over six months to reach Mars. [Full Article...]

Dead whale found with 1000 pieces of plastic in stomach

Dead whale found with 1000 pieces of plastic in stomach In a tweet , WWF Indonesia gave the breakdown of what was found inside the animal: "Hard plastic (19 pieces, 140g), plastic bottles (4 pieces, 150g), plastic bags (25 pieces, 260g), flip-flops (2 pieces, 270g), pieces of string (3.26kg) & plastic cups (115 pieces, 750g)". [Full Article...]

Icy 'Tremendous-Earth' Exoplanet Noticed Round Close by Barnard's Star

Icy 'Tremendous-Earth' Exoplanet Noticed Round Close by Barnard's Star The team's results appear online in the November 14, 2018 issue of the journal Nature . The team worked with the European Southern Observatory using astronomical instruments so accurate they can detect changes in a star's velocity as small as 3.5 kilometres per hour - a gentle walking pace. [Full Article...]

SpaceX One Launch Away From "Most Launches In A Year" Record

SpaceX One Launch Away From This is the first launch during daylight hours since this past spring. SpaceX has scheduled a cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station in early December, and the US Air Force's first third-generation Global Positioning System navigation satellite is set to launch after that. [Full Article...]

China's EAST machine reaches temperatures six times hotter than the Sun

China's EAST machine reaches temperatures six times hotter than the Sun To put that into perspective, the center of the sun is around 15 million degrees Celsius. Every nuclear reactor now operating on Earth is a fission reactor - using energy released when heavy atoms such as uranium decay into smaller atoms, a process similar to the one used in the first nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

Frozen super-Earth exoplanet found in second closest star system

Frozen super-Earth exoplanet found in second closest star system The results of the study are published in the journal Nature . Astronomers now say it's also home to a frozen exoplanet at least three times as massive as Earth , making it a super-Earth. Yet much about the planet around Barnard's Star remains uncertain. "But in the United States, they are also developing WFirst - a small telescope that's also used for cosmology", said Dr Anglada Escudé. [Full Article...]

Tropical Wave Update for Sebastian, Vero Beach

Tropical Wave Update for Sebastian, Vero Beach If this were to become a named storm, it would be called Patty. An area of disturbed weather, known as a tropical wave, is churning toward the Lesser Antilles and being monitored to potentially become the next organized system in the Atlantic Basin. [Full Article...]

Watch Rocket Lab send its first commercial rocket to space

Watch Rocket Lab send its first commercial rocket to space The start-up launched a 56 foot (17-metre) rocket from the Mahia Peninsula in the North Island, New Zealand, as part of a new nanotechnology space race. Rocket Lab's business time had been postponed twice over the past eight months, due to concerns about a motor controller for the first-stage Rutherford engines. [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis fetch $1 million at auction

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis fetch $1 million at auction The sale was named "On the Shoulders of Giants " - a reference to the famous phrase once used by Newton of his own achievements: "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants". A script from one of his appearances on the animated TV show sold for 6,250 pounds ($8111) in the sale of 22 Hawking items, while a collection of his medals and awards raised 296,750 pounds ($385,122... [Full Article...]

Supermassive Black Holes Collide in Galactic Merger Grand Finales

Supermassive Black Holes Collide in Galactic Merger Grand Finales Astronomers suspect that supermassive black holes lurk at the heart of every sizable galaxy, holding the galactic fiber together. "Both galaxies host supermassive black holes at their center, which will eventually smash together and merge into one larger black hole". [Full Article...]

Will Jo Johnson's exit shift Brexit balance?

Will Jo Johnson's exit shift Brexit balance? Jo Johnson's brother Boris resigned in July. However, his call for a new Brexit referendum was attacked by Mrs May's supporters. To add to the pressure, a leading member of a group of Brexiteer lawmakers in parliament joined with the Brexit spokesman for the small Northern Irish party that props up May's party in government to warn that they could not vote for the deal as it now stands. [Full Article...]

Wheelchair and thesis of Hawking auctioned obtained 1.1 million dollars

Wheelchair and thesis of Hawking auctioned obtained 1.1 million dollars These included the Eddington Medal awarded by the Royal Astronomical Society in 1975; the Albert Einstein Award for achievement in the natural sciences, awarded in 1978; and a Gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society awarded in 1985. Proceeds from the chair's sale will go to two charities, the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association . Other Hawking items up ... [Full Article...]

Magnified laser from Earth could attract alien attention, MIT researcher says

Magnified laser from Earth could attract alien attention, MIT researcher says Clark says, 'I wanted to see if I could take the kinds of telescopes and lasers that we're building today, and make a detectable beacon out of them. The laser beacon to alien life should be built upon a mountain, according to Clark, in order to minimize the amount of atmosphere the beam would have to break through before shining into space. [Full Article...]

A new "alien spacecraft" paper poses a challenge for astrophysicists

A new The object, nicknamed 'Oumuamua , meaning "a messenger that reaches out from the distant past" in Hawaiian, was discovered in October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii. Some people point out that the speed of displacement of Oumuamua is compatible with that of a "comet " expelled" from his system, others criticise the method of calculation, recalling that the thesis of the space pr... [Full Article...]

Scientists built an electricity-producing bionic mushroom

Scientists built an electricity-producing bionic mushroom One big problem is that they do not survive long enough on artificial surfaces to be able to deliver on their power potential.That's where the humble button mushroom comes in.The fungi provide the bacteria with viable surface on which to grow as well as nutrients to stay alive. [Full Article...]

More protection: United Nations says Earth's ozone layer is healing

More protection: United Nations says Earth's ozone layer is healing This is due to internationally agreed actions carried out under the historic Montreal Protocol , which came into being over 30 years ago. It is the latest in a series of reports, released every four years, which monitor the recovery of ozone in the stratosphere, an atmospheric layer that protects life on Earth from the Sun's ultraviolet rays. [Full Article...]


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