Sci-tech


Carlsberg replaces plastic six-pack rings with glue Carlsberg replaces plastic six-pack rings with glue
- September 06, 2018

After a three-year development process, which involved testing more than 4,000 different adhesive formulations, it found that adding dots of glue bonding its new " Snap Packs " were strong enough to withstand the journey from shelf to home and sufficiently brittle to break when twisted. (more...)
New Way to Turn Sunshine into Power New Way to Turn Sunshine into Power
- September 06, 2018

The process paves the way for hydrogen to be captured and converted to electrical energy in a fuel cell, where the only by-products from its use are heat and water. Sokó and the team of researchers not just improved on the amount of energy that is produced and stored, they also managed to reactivate a process in the algae that has been dormant for the past millennia. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh’s Third Day of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Brett Kavanaugh’s Third Day of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings
- September 06, 2018

Wade and its progeny are the settled law of the land". Democrats on the committee have been accusing the Republicans of hiding important information on Kavanaugh by refusing to publicly release the emails. She said Kavanaugh has concluded that banning assault weapons is unconstitutional because they haven't historically been banned, accusing his reasoning of being "far outside the mainstream of political thoughts". (more...)
Unhinged liberals’ havoc at Brett Kavanaugh hearings a Supreme waste Unhinged liberals’ havoc at Brett Kavanaugh hearings a Supreme waste
- September 06, 2018

Republicans countered Kavanaugh's judicial opinions, which should be the greatest indicators of his qualifications, are public record and should be the focus of the hearing. Tuesday's hearing was unusually chaotic for what is generally a sedate legislative process: Dozens of protesters were hauled from the room and arrested, while Democratic lawmakers engaged in their own theatrics and frequently interrupted with demands and objections. (more...)
The first known omnivorous shark species has just been confirmed The first known omnivorous shark species has just been confirmed
- September 06, 2018

Scientists have known for a while that the bonnethead, a type of hammerhead known for the distinctive structure of their heads, consume seagrass, but it was assumed they were doing this while hunting for squid, crabs and other bony fish. "Different enzymes break down different nutrients and generally, carnivores have very low levels of enzymes that break down fibres and carbohydrates". (more...)
87 elephants found dead in Botswana, conservationists say 87 elephants found dead in Botswana, conservationists say
- September 06, 2018

Poachers have also targeted rhino in Botswana, with six white rhino carcasses were found in recent months. Mr Chase said the "scale of elephant poaching is by far the largest I have seen or read about in Africa to date", adding that it coincided with Botswana's rangers being disarmed past year. (more...)
Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing
- September 06, 2018

Sparks still flew at the second day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings . What has Kavanaugh said about stare decisis? He said he "saw some incredible answers to very complex questions ". Such weapons have been used in a string of deadly high school shootings. Kavanaugh also described U.S. v. Nixon, the supreme court ruling that ordered then President Richard Nixon to turn over secret White House recordings toward the end of the Watergate investigation, ... (more...)
Scientists Believe Ninth Planet 'Planet Nine' Could Be Lurking Behind Neptune Scientists Believe Ninth Planet 'Planet Nine' Could Be Lurking Behind Neptune
- September 06, 2018

Scientists interviewed by The Washington Post , stated that the Ninth planet of the Solar system can exist, but you can detect it with using modern technology is very hard. Now brown, along with colleagues exploring space using the Subaru telescope in Hawaii, while maintaining optimism about the possible findings. That massive telescope can view a field in the sky about the size of 4,000 full moons at once. (more...)
The Electric Picnic campsite has been left in an absolute state The Electric Picnic campsite has been left in an absolute state
- September 06, 2018

Versatile stole the show as they tend to do these days, The Prodigy were as great as they were wild, and Nile Rodgers & Chic were as cool as they always are. We asked these gig goers if they've ever been to the Picnic before. Unfortunately, this plea from Friends of the Earth appears to have fallen on deaf ears. (more...)
Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh vows independence, sidesteps questions
- September 06, 2018

But Kavanaugh sidestepped a question by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein about whether a sitting president can "be required to respond to a subpoena", a query that could come into play as Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigates potential collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation. (more...)
Hurricane Norman is expected to miss islands Hurricane Norman is expected to miss islands
- September 06, 2018

It was expected to turn northwest tonight and Thursday, the weather service said. Hurricane-force winds extended 35 miles outward from the storm's center, and tropical storm winds extended outward up to 105 miles. A large swell from Norman will rise today, forecasters say, and peak Thursday along east facing shores of the Big Island, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. (more...)
Coast casinos get the green light to reopen after Tropical Storm Gordon Coast casinos get the green light to reopen after Tropical Storm Gordon
- September 06, 2018

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Gordon, which formed near the upper Florida Keys Monday, was 30 miles southeast of the coastal city of Biloxi, Mississippi at 0300 GMT (Wednesday). Flooding also was a risk . The NHC's forecast cone has Florence fluctuating between hurricane and tropical storm strength in the coming 4 days as it moves west-northwest at about 12 miles per hour. (more...)
Tropical Storm Gordon should strike Gulf Coast as hurricane, forecasters predict Tropical Storm Gordon should strike Gulf Coast as hurricane, forecasters predict
- September 06, 2018

Hurricane Florence was some 2,400 miles (3,900 kilometers) away from the USA, and lining up behind it, another potential storm was likely to form not far off the coast of Africa. Rapid weakening is forecast after Gordon moves inland, and Gordon is forecast to become a tropical depression on Wednesday. "Right now, according to @NHC_Atlantic, the biggest impact to our state will be heavy rain, but in Florida, we know how quickly weather can change", he said. (more...)
Watch Brett Kavanaugh’s Surpreme Court Confirmation Hearing Live
- September 06, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh faces four days before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "So sad to see!" Kavanaugh had clerked for Kozinski in the early 1990s and considered the judge a friend and mentor. Kavanaugh said the court specifically reaffirmed both decisions in later cases that made them "precedent on precedent". Even as Grassley spoke, multiple protesters spoke out and were escorted from the room. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh to face Democrats' grilling in confirmation hearing Brett Kavanaugh to face Democrats' grilling in confirmation hearing
- September 06, 2018

Kavanaugh sat, fingers intertwined, quietly staring ahead at the committee members as audience members screamed while being dragged out of the hearing room. Asked about an email list Kozinski allegedly used to send offensive material, Kavanaugh said: "I don't remember anything like that". The judge's work in the George W. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron loses second minister in a week Emmanuel Macron loses second minister in a week
- September 05, 2018

The environment post, meanwhile, was handed to parliament speaker Francois de Rugy, a former Green party lawmaker who jumped ship to Macron's Republic on the Move party previous year. Mr de Rugy is a political veteran compared with Mr Hulot and most members of the government of newcomers that was appointed by Mr Macron previous year. (more...)
Japan to test mini space elevator Japan to test mini space elevator
- September 05, 2018

In the experiment, two ultra-small cubic satellites, which were developed by Shizuoka University Faculty of Engineering, will be used. The pair of satellites will be released from the International Space Station (ISS), and a container acting like an elevator vehicle will be moved on a cable connecting the satellites using a motor. (more...)
Russian Federation says space station leak wasn't caused by meteorite Russian Federation says space station leak wasn't caused by meteorite
- September 05, 2018

The hole was discovered and patched last week. But Rogozin reportedly said that an investigatory commission had ruled out a micrometeorite strike and narrowed the cause down to "a technological mistake of a technician" since "it is clear that the damage was caused from inside the spacecraft". (more...)
Carcasses of almost 90 elephants found in Botswana Carcasses of almost 90 elephants found in Botswana
- September 05, 2018

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the delta covers between six and 15,000 square kilometers (about 5,791 square miles) in northern Botswana . Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in figures fiercely contested by the government. (more...)
NASA plans 45-day campaign to get its Mars rover Opportunity back NASA plans 45-day campaign to get its Mars rover Opportunity back
- September 05, 2018

She said if scientists could learn to transform "resource like carbon dioxide into a variety of useful products, the space - and terrestrial - applications are endless". In the second phase, the finalists would build and present a demonstration of their proposals, with the winning individual or team earning $750,000. Phase 2 will carry a prize purse of up to United States dollars 750,000, for a total challenge prize purse of USD 1 million , according to NASA. (more...)
Biggest impacts from Gordon locally in the Gulf, near the coast Biggest impacts from Gordon locally in the Gulf, near the coast
- September 05, 2018

She said numerous locals, herself included, were planning to stay through the storm but many visitors who'd come in for the Labor Day weekend were heading out of town. It will be quieter the farther inland you live. The winds are now up to 85 miles per hour. That being said, Florence will continue to move west-northwest and could get out of this area and into more favourable conditions. (more...)
Gordon isn’t the only tropical storm in the Atlantic. Here’s what’s brewing Gordon isn’t the only tropical storm in the Atlantic. Here’s what’s brewing
- September 05, 2018

I literally had to grab his hand and help him. We got out of it barely alive."Jeff Collier, mayor of Dauphin Island, Alabama, in the Gulf, said the storm was approaching just as the island was finishing up recovery from Hurricane Nate previous year."We've just about got things cleaned up", Collier told WPMI ". (more...)
Downing Street slaps down Boris Johnson in latest Brexit spat Downing Street slaps down Boris Johnson in latest Brexit spat
- September 04, 2018

Crosby is suspected by Downing Street of being behind a plan to oust May and replace her with her former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson . Of the 1,199 people questioned in Northern Ireland, 56 per cent said the return to these arrangements would lead them to vote for a united Ireland which was outside of the UK. (more...)
Space station air leak caused by man-made drill hole, reports say Space station air leak caused by man-made drill hole, reports say
- September 04, 2018

Now on the ISS are two cosmonauts from Russian Federation and three NASA astronauts as well as one German astronaut from the European Space Agency. "We have already ruled out the meteorite version", Rogozin said late Monday. There are now two of the Russian space experts on the ISS, along with three astronauts from NASA, and a German astronaut from the European Space Agency. (more...)
Planet Nine might be invisible for at least 1,000 years
- September 04, 2018

Unfortunately, no telescope has so far been able to spot this elusive world. Whether or not that is Planet Nine remains to be confirmed. The case for Planet Nine now focuses on the belief that something beyond Neptune that is causing the orbits of other space objects to be affected. (more...)