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Cyclone Trevor tracker MAPPED: MONSTER cyclone makes LANDFALL Cyclone Trevor tracker MAPPED: MONSTER cyclone makes LANDFALL
- March 20, 2019

It should dump 400mm of rain in the region before moving into the Gulf of Carpentaria on Thursday. Dr Adam Morgan, BOM meteorologist, warned: "Trevor is then forecast to re-intensify quickly in the Gulf later this week". Forecast track map of Cyclone Trevor at 7.36am Monday, March 18. These GALES are expected to extend inland over the Peninsula tonight and on Wednesday as the cyclone moves inland. (more...)
Eerie 'Super Worm Moon' Will Illuminate the Night Sky on March 20 Eerie 'Super Worm Moon' Will Illuminate the Night Sky on March 20
- March 19, 2019

Then, at 9:43 p.m. about three and three quarters of an hour afterward comes another noteworthy celestial event. It is the moment that is commonly accepted as the start of spring. Each of the full moons over the calendar year carries a name that generally arises from folklore, culture and tradition. Other names for this month's moon include the Sap Moon, the Worm Moon and the Crust Moon - likely referring to the icy crust of snow left on the ground as winter transitions to spring. (more...)
NASA Detects Giant Meteor Explosion Over Bering Sea NASA Detects Giant Meteor Explosion Over Bering Sea
- March 19, 2019

It was the largest air blast since another meteor hurtled into the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, in Russia's south-west, six years ago, and the second largest in the past 30 years. NASA is also working with the US government to monitor these type of space rock explosions: In 2005, Congress requested that NASA find 90 percent of near-Earth asteroids that are 140 meters or larger in size by next year. (more...)
Turn off the Furnace! NYC Youth Join Global Climate Protest Turn off the Furnace! NYC Youth Join Global Climate Protest
- March 18, 2019

The coordinated protests were organised on social media under the Fridays for Future banner and inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg , who is in her 30th week of striking on Fridays. The protests were estimated to be 10 times the size of those held in November. The coverage began last night with our colleagues in Australia and will include reports from correspondents in Thailand, the UK, Belgium, Sweden, France, Spain, the U.S. (more...)
Whale dies after swallowing 'most plastic ever seen in an animal' Whale dies after swallowing 'most plastic ever seen in an animal'
- March 18, 2019

Last year, in Indonesia, a sperm whale was found with six kilograms in its stomach , including more than one hundred throw-away drinking cups. The team subsequently took the carcass to its facility and performed a necropsy, which found that it had died from ingesting plastic . (more...)
Russian space rocket lifts off with October rocket failure astronauts Russian space rocket lifts off with October rocket failure astronauts
- March 18, 2019

He insisted that the launch vehicle was in good shape. "There is no problem and there is nothing to worry about", Ovchinin said. This is Ovchinin's third flight into space, the second for Hague and the first for Koch. "And that is cooperating among partners and making things that are very hard look easy". The three are scheduled to serve a 204-day mission at the ISS. (more...)
Human Ancestors' Diet Led You to Pronounce Your F's and V's Human Ancestors' Diet Led You to Pronounce Your F's and V's
- March 16, 2019

However, this range of sounds is generally thought to have been established with the emergence of the Homo sapiens around 300,000 years ago - independent of any changes in human biology after that time. It's much more hard. "In Europe, our data suggests that the use of labiodentals has increased dramatically only in the last couple of millennia, correlated with the rise of food processing technology such as industrial milling", Steven Moran, study author and researcher in the Comparative ... (more...)
Time moves backwards on quantum computer
- March 16, 2019

This runs contrary to the second law. "We began by describing a so-called local perpetual motion machine of the second kind". "Then, in December, we published a paper that discusses the violation of the second law via a device called a Maxwell's demon". (more...)
Ilhan Omar's Daughter Leading Climate Change School Walkouts in U.S. Ilhan Omar's Daughter Leading Climate Change School Walkouts in U.S.
- March 15, 2019

Our generation grew up with the climate crisis and we will have to deal with it for the rest of our lives. Norwegian lawmakers have nominated her for the Nobel Peace Prize . However, earlier this month City of Edinburgh Council said pupils could attend a planned rally outside the Scottish Parliament as long as they had permission of parents or carers. (more...)
Evidence found of massive solar storm Evidence found of massive solar storm
- March 15, 2019

If a similar-sized storm were to strike our planet today, the consequences would be disastrous - radio signals and satellite communications disrupted, power grids disabled, and a whole host of modern day systems damaged, from banking to transportation. (more...)
Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
- March 14, 2019

If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient since Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she received the prize. Greta Thunberg , in August previous year, became the face of a "school strike" outside the Swedish parliament building. (more...)
Stephen Hawking: British scientist honoured with new 50p coin Stephen Hawking: British scientist honoured with new 50p coin
- March 14, 2019

But he was also a global star - his 1988 book "A Brief History of Time" was an unlikely worldwide bestseller, and he appeared as himself in television shows from "The Simpsons" to "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Stephen Hawking passed away in 2018 at the age of 76. She said she wanted to reflect the way he "made hard subjects accessible, engaging and relatable", in particular on black holes. (more...)
Opportunity's last gift from Mars is a lovely panorama Opportunity's last gift from Mars is a lovely panorama
- March 14, 2019

The panorama is composed of 354 individual images provided by the rover's Panoramic Camera (Pancam) from May 13 through June 10, or sols (Martian days) 5,084 through 5,111. The image shows where Opportunity will rest until humans are able to touch down on the red planet in the future. Since its last communication on June 10, 2018 operators sent more than a thousand commands to try and restore communications, but in February, NASA declared the mission over. (more...)
#Trashtag: the eco-conscious social media challenge that's gone viral #Trashtag: the eco-conscious social media challenge that's gone viral
- March 14, 2019

We are loving Mother Nature's new makeover. Within a few days, the trend has caught on and people all over the world are enthusiastically participating in this clean-up. The first use of the trend #trashtag was done back in the year 2015. Meanwhile in the Middle East, the hashtag was translated into #تحدي_انقاذ_البيئة [Save environment challenge] but the challenge found poor engagement. (more...)
NASA says the first person on Mars will likely be a woman NASA says the first person on Mars will likely be a woman
- March 13, 2019

Scientists explained how Lyman Alpha Mapping Project ( LAMP ) measurements of the layer of molecules temporarily stuck to the surface helped determine the moon's lunar hydration changes. Scientists have hypothesized that hydrogen ions in the solar wind may be the source of most of the Moon's surface water. "Lunar water can potentially be used by humans to make fuel or to use for radiation shielding or thermal management; if these materials do not need to be launched from Earth , that ... (more...)
Toyota's making a moon rover for Japan Toyota's making a moon rover for Japan
- March 13, 2019

Toyota is a leader in fuel cell development back on earth, with many vehicles in testing - while its hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai compact auto has been on sale in the USA, Japan and Europe since 2014. The rover will be delivered to the Moon without any astronauts on board, but will then drive to meet the first pair who arrive to use it. The six-wheeled vehicle looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, and if we see research stations and even settlements on the Moon in the ... (more...)
A New Wallaby-Sized Dinosaur Has Been Discovered In Australia A New Wallaby-Sized Dinosaur Has Been Discovered In Australia
- March 13, 2019

The dinosaur would have been a small but fast member of the big household referred to as ornithopods, which additionally included iguanodons. Fossils and 3D CT model of the newly named dinosaur, Galleonosaurus dorisae . "This land has now vanished, however as "time-travelers" we get snapshots of this exceptional world through the rocks and fossils uncovered alongside the coast of Victoria", Herne mentioned. (more...)
Madison Students Plan to Join International Climate Strike Madison Students Plan to Join International Climate Strike
- March 13, 2019

Although there is not an organized strike at BHS, the environmental club, Leader in Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP), will have a petition for Vermont legislature encouraging them to have stronger policies on climate change. "Above all, it is a message that should unsettle us all into action - hope is not enough when the wellbeing and survival of the planet and those who inhabit it are at stake". (more...)
SpaceX's Crew Dragon Splashes Down Following Successful Test Flight SpaceX's Crew Dragon Splashes Down Following Successful Test Flight
- March 11, 2019

EST approximately 230 miles off the coast of Cape Canaveral , Florida . "I don't think we saw really anything in the mission, so far - and we've got to do the data reviews - that would preclude us having the crewed mission later this year", Steve Stich, deputy program manager at NASA , said Friday. (more...)
Scientists determine more accurate weight of Milky Way Scientists determine more accurate weight of Milky Way
- March 11, 2019

When those measurements were combined as anchor points, astronomers were able to estimate the distribution of the Milky Way's mass out to almost 1 million light-years from Earth. NASA said the new mass estimate puts the galaxy "on the beefier side compared to other galaxies in the universe", which range from 1 billion solar masses to 30 trillion solar masses. (more...)
PP Plastic Closure Market by Top Manufacturers and Suppliers 2019 to 2025 PP Plastic Closure Market by Top Manufacturers and Suppliers 2019 to 2025
- March 11, 2019

The report splits global Engineering Plastics market into Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe , the Middle East and Africa Region. A detailed overview of regional distributions and the overview types of popular products in the Caps and Closures Market . (more...)
Government turns up power on offshore wind Government turns up power on offshore wind
- March 10, 2019

Energi Coast, North East England's offshore wind cluster, has declared the region's supply chain " fit and ready " to support the growth of the industry following the announcement of the Sector Deal for the offshore wind industry. John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: 'The Government's plans for a fleet of new nuclear reactors has collapsed. This leaves Britain with a big energy gap in the future. (more...)
NASA says the Milky Way weighs 1.5 trillion solar masses NASA says the Milky Way weighs 1.5 trillion solar masses
- March 10, 2019

This huge uncertainty arose primarily from the different methods used for measuring the distribution of dark matter - which makes up about 90% of the mass of the galaxy . This globular cluster, NGC 4147, seen with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, was one of many which were used by astronomers to measure the total mass of the Milky Way. (more...)
Spacecraft, space and the selfie Agencies Spacecraft, space and the selfie Agencies
- March 09, 2019

The image showing part of the Beresheet spacecraft with Earth in the background was beamed to mission control in Yehud, Israel - 37,600 km away, the project's lead partners said. After landing, Beresheet will start carrying out scientific experiments on the lunar surface, including measuring and mapping the moon's magnetic field , the Israeli Science and Technology Ministry said. (more...)
NASA captures 1st images of supersonic shockwaves colliding in flight NASA captures 1st images of supersonic shockwaves colliding in flight
- March 09, 2019

These are the first air-to-air images of the phenomenon, and it was possible thanks to a brand new approach developed by the agency to study supersonic flow in real conditions. L.V. Anderson is Digg's managing editor. This gives us a gorgeous visualization of the shockwaves that are heard on the ground as loud sonic booms. (more...)