Sci-tech


Ministry of Environment participates in 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Environment Day Ministry of Environment participates in 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Environment Day
- June 08, 2018

Gujarat has no significant short- or long-term plan yet to " beat plastic pollution ". Reduction in the use of plastic and awareness on its recycling and re-use will be taken up in these 100 villages, which are recognised by the state's Rural Development Ministry as "rurban" areas. (more...)
Astronauts en route to space station after successful launch Astronauts en route to space station after successful launch
- June 08, 2018

The U.S. space agency will launch Expedition 56 aboard a Soyuz MS-08 rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The manned spacecraft is carrying Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev (the Soyuz MS-09's commander), NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor and representative of the European Space Agency (ESA) Alexander Gerst. (more...)
'New' dinosaur species fetches €2m at Paris auction 'New' dinosaur species fetches €2m at Paris auction
- June 08, 2018

The skeleton of the ancient reptile were discovered in 2013 in the US state of Wyoming. They warned that scientists may be unable to study it, and that placing monetary value on the skeleton may make it more hard for paleontologists in the field. (more...)
These 550-Million-Year-Old Footprints Could Be The Oldest Ever Discovered
- June 08, 2018

The Chinese and American team led by Dr Shuhai Xiao, from Virginia Tech in the United States, wrote in the journal Science Advances: "The irregular arrangement of tracks in the trackways may be taken as evidence that the movement of their trace maker's appendages was poorly coordinated and is distinct from the highly coordinated metachronal (wave-like) rhythm typical of modern arthropods ". (more...)
Hawaii sets goal to go zero-emissions by 2045 Hawaii sets goal to go zero-emissions by 2045
- June 07, 2018

They feel it getting hotter. "Taken together, this suite of bills establishes policies and programs that acknowledge and address this reality", the governor wrote in a Facebook post after the signing ceremony. "Sea level rise is already having an impact on beaches, roadways and homes near the shoreline". The 50th USA state expects to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by this date and Governor David Ige has signed three bills in an effort to accelerate the reduction ... (more...)
NASA rover data shows Mars had the ingredients needed for life
- June 07, 2018

They may have also have been carried to Mars on an asteroid, for instance. "These spikes and plumes ... they never come back", he said. A thick strata of olivine might be a potential contributor, leaking a steady flow of methane as it reacts with water and carbon dioxide in a process called serpentinisation . (more...)
Astronauts launching to International Space Station
- June 07, 2018

PDT) Wednesday. A fun fact for Michiganders is that with Expedition 55 leaving the space station, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos handed control of the space station over to NASA astronaut, and MI native, Andrew J. Just over two hours later the astronauts are expected to walk through the opening hatch and be greeted by their fellow astronauts. This launch comes on the heels of the safe return to Earth of Expedition 55, which was made up of NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Japan's Norishige Kanai ... (more...)
NASA Schedules A Mission Named As IMAP For The Year 2024 NASA Schedules A Mission Named As IMAP For The Year 2024
- June 07, 2018

However, some of the outside radiations do manage to come into our Solar System through any holes or cracks. The collision reduces how much cosmic radiation enters the heliosphere, and IMAP will collect information on the particles that pass through the heliosphere. (more...)
Oldest footprints on Earth found in China
- June 07, 2018

They said they don't know exactly what species the footprints belong to, but described the creature as a bilaterian animal, like an arthropod. Prior to this, animal life on Earth consisted of simpler, single-celled or multicellular organisms, but the Cambrian Period gave rise to more complex creatures of a kind we recognise today, including bilaterian animals, who exhibited the first bilateral symmetry. (more...)
Kinder Morgan Canada’s (KML) Kinder Morgan Canada’s (KML) "Sector Perform" Rating Reaffirmed at National Bank Financial
- June 07, 2018

Ameritas Inv Ptnrs owns 43,934 shares. Hanson Doremus Invest Mngmt reported 0.01% in Kinder Morgan, Inc . Kinder Morgan, Inc . (NYSE: KMI ) for the trailing twelve months paying dividend with the payout ratio of 164.32% to its shareholders. (more...)
Murders, Kidnappings Close Africa’s Oldest National Park Murders, Kidnappings Close Africa’s Oldest National Park
- June 07, 2018

Last month, one ranger was killed, a driver wounded and two British tourists abducted in an ambush that officials blamed on the local Mai Mai militia, according to the Associated Press. "We also do get some external support from a security firm that audits our security measures - so they're there simply to check that the measures that we take are up to the highest global standards for protecting civilian staff". (more...)
Trio of astronauts blast off to worldwide space station
- June 07, 2018

Friday. NASA is making it easy for stargazers and fans of space travel to watch the Wednesday morning, June 6 launch of three astronauts heading to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan. On Friday, June 8, NASA will again focus on the astronauts approaching the space station. The International Space Station's international nature does of course complicate the idea of the USA turning it over to a commercial consortium, and Bridenstine told the Post that he was aware companies ... (more...)
Is the Mysterious Planet Nine Just a Swarm of Asteroids?
- June 07, 2018

The problem is, despite several years of searching, Planet 9 has not appeared. Of course, Planet Nine may simply not exist, and this is where the new hypothesis comes in. "You see a pileup of the orbits of smaller objects to one side of the Sun", he said. 'These orbits crash into the bigger body, and what happens is those interactions will change its orbit from an oval shape to a more circular shape'. (more...)
Astronomers have discovered a neutron star 200,000 light years from Earth Astronomers have discovered a neutron star 200,000 light years from Earth
- June 06, 2018

The newly discovered celestial body is nearly similar in size to that of a town and is very dense. This neutron star is incredibly dense and has a mass about 1.4 times that of the sun. The star is formed from the decayed shells of other stars after they collapse and undergo a supernova explosion. The lack of proofs for comprehensive radio emission or pulsed X-ray radiation, typically associated with rapidly rotating highly-magnetised neutron stars, indicates that the astronomers have ... (more...)
Mars Curiosity Rover Findings to Be Revealed Thursday Mars Curiosity Rover Findings to Be Revealed Thursday
- June 06, 2018

Here, Curiosity snaps a selfie while perched on Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars in February 2018. The new results of the Rover's work on Mars will be released in the journal Science tomorrow at 2 p.m. The Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet since it landed there in August 2012 and started drilling into the surface in October 2016 to study the planet's mineral chemistry. (more...)
Hours after being spotted inbound, boulder-size asteroid disintegrates harmlessly over Africa
- June 06, 2018

There were a couple of potential locations for the impact, from southern Africa to New Guinea. Reports of a bright fireball above Botswana, Africa, early Saturday evening match up with the predicted trajectory for the asteroid . Nasa's Near Earth Object Centre said that Asteroid 2018 LA was travelling at 27, 738 miles per hour and was about the size of a small vehicle. In addition, the Manager of the Centre for research of Ground objects Floor khodas explained that it was only the ... (more...)
Recycling plastic the way to go Recycling plastic the way to go
- June 06, 2018

Abu, Counsellor, Rivers Chapter, Waste Management Society of Nigeria, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Port Harcourt. Arun Ravi, having experience in plastic waste recycling, who pursued a course in Plastics Processing and Testing from Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, said, "Plastic is present in nearly everything we use and its usage will continue". (more...)
What has NASA's Curiosity found on Mars?
- June 06, 2018

NASA has said "new science results" will be revealed at the news conference which will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Why all the secrecy? "The results are embargoed by the journal Science until then". The live stream will also be shown on Facebook Live , Twitch TV , UStream , YouTube and Twitter/Periscope . The public can send questions on social media by using #askNASA. (more...)
Alia Bhatt Challenges Varun Dhawan and Other Celebs to Beat Plastic Pollution Alia Bhatt Challenges Varun Dhawan and Other Celebs to Beat Plastic Pollution
- June 06, 2018

Some 800 participants attended Tuesday's event in Bangkok, which was organised by the Department of Environmental Quality. Government bans on plastic can be effective in cutting back on waste, but poor follow-through has left many such bans ineffective, the United Nations said in a report Tuesday. (more...)
Trump readies new plan to aid coal and nuclear power Trump readies new plan to aid coal and nuclear power
- June 06, 2018

President Donald Trump participates in the U.S. Coast Guard Change-of-Command ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2018. "We support all efforts to ensure the security of our nation's electric power supply, which is critical to the reliability of our electric power grids , to low-priced electricity and to our national defence", Murray said Friday in a statement. (more...)
Whale found dead in Thailand waters had 80 plastic bags in stomach Whale found dead in Thailand waters had 80 plastic bags in stomach
- June 06, 2018

The total weight of the bags inside of the stomach of the whale was discovered after an autopsy to be 8 kilograms or 18 pounds. Jatuporn Buruspat, head of the department, said the whale probably thought the floating plastic bags were food. (more...)
Rare dinosaur skeleton sells for S$3 million, Europe News & Top Stories
- June 06, 2018

An unnamed French collector outbid others - including interested parties from Japan and Sweden - and "wants [the skeleton] to be on display in a French museum", auctioneer Claude Aguttes told the Agence France-Presse . " In fact there are as many differences between it and an allosaurus as between a human and a gorilla ", he added. In 2016, the same auction house sold an allosaurus for more than €1 million ($1.2 million). (more...)
How to watch the Mars announcement on Thursday
- June 05, 2018

The mission was created to establish whether Mars had an environment to support small life forms, so the science community will be anticipated the discussion. "In its survey of the red planet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is increasing tenfold the number of spots surveyed close-up", NASA reports. Curiosity was created to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. (more...)
Frenchman aiming to swim across Pacific Ocean Frenchman aiming to swim across Pacific Ocean
- June 05, 2018

The 50-year-old's plan is to swim for eight hours a day, as well as consume over 8,000 calories, as he undertakes an extraordinary journey that is part-adventure and part-scientific experiment. He will also wear a device to test levels of radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear plant, which was hit by a tsunami in 2011. The Frenchman, whose Atlantic crossing was never ratified by Guinness World Records because it can not be fully verified that he resumed his swims in the exact point ... (more...)
Swimmer starts 5,000-mile course across Pacific Ocean
- June 05, 2018

Six years in the planning, the 5,500-mile effort is expected to take five to six months, with Lecomte swimming eight hours a day and covering an average of 30 miles daily, according to his website . As well as mental challenges, Lecomte will have to endure turbulent and unpredictable weather, potentially freezing cold water, as well as sharks and jellyfish. (more...)