Sci-tech


The Hardest Known Substance In the Universe Is Something Called "Nuclear Pasta"
- September 21, 2018

An worldwide team comprised of researchers from McGill University, Indiana University and the California Institute of Technology has now crunched the numbers, simulating how the nuclear particles interact at different layers of the neutron star . (more...)
Spock's Fictional Home Planet Discovered Spock's Fictional Home Planet Discovered
- September 21, 2018

Spock . In 1991, Gene Roddenberry wrote a letter to Sky & Telescope about what kind of star the planet Vulcan was likely to orbit. The actual location of Vulcan was never disclosed in the TV show or movie, but imaging where it would reside was a fun expansion of the fictional universe. (more...)
Satellite uses space junk clear-up technology for first… Satellite uses space junk clear-up technology for first…
- September 21, 2018

A team of engineers at Surrey Satellite Technology in Guildford, UK, operate the spacecraft while it is in orbit. The broader aim of the mission if to trial a range of different active debris removal technologies on mock target in low earth orbit. (more...)
Why do we love bees but hate wasps? Why do we love bees but hate wasps?
- September 21, 2018

So we've put together four key ways they impact everything from the environment to the economy. The researchers surveyed almost 750 people from 46 countries about their perception of insects, bees and wasps included. The researchers blame low levels of interest in nature and a lack of knowledge about the benefits wasps bring to our planet. In a new study published in Ecological Entomology , 750 people from dozens almost 50 countries voiced their opinions on both wasps and bees. (more...)
Well-Stocked Great White Shark Lair Found in Pacific Well-Stocked Great White Shark Lair Found in Pacific
- September 21, 2018

The study led by scientists from the Stanford University and Monterey Bay Aquarium found that the area considered to be the " white shark cafe " is not as barren as they initially thought. More monitors revealed the location of the very big "white shark cafe". Researchers managed to secure info from 10 of that 22 tags that floated to the surface in what Block described as a "white shark treasure hunt". (more...)
Donald Trump Jokes with Storm Victim After Boat Lands in His Yard Donald Trump Jokes with Storm Victim After Boat Lands in His Yard
- September 21, 2018

In addition to President Trump's promise of full Federal support to help pay for the estimated $22 billion of damage caused by the hurricane, people nationwide are sending in donations to the nonprofit agencies assisting the storm's victims. (more...)
Air pollution may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia Air pollution may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia
- September 21, 2018

He said there is sufficient information to suggest air pollution as a risk factor for dementia. "Our calculations suggest that it elevates risk by 7%, so [that would suggest] approximately 60,000 of the total 850,000 dementia cases in the United Kingdom, in mathematical terms". (more...)
Tesla Now Facing Criminal Probe Over Elon Musk's Take-Private Tweets Tesla Now Facing Criminal Probe Over Elon Musk's Take-Private Tweets
- September 21, 2018

Tesla's shares rose after his tweet, but investors in the company's bonds and convertible debt were sceptical that the tens of billions of dollars needed for the buyout would materialize. On Aug. 7, Musk announced on Twitter that funding was "secured". Musk has also been criticisee for other unorthodox behaviour, including appearing on a podcast smoking marijuana and giving a tell-all interview to The New York Times in which he admitted to feeling overwhelmed and unable to sleep over ... (more...)
Trump assures SC as flooding lingers
- September 21, 2018

We are all with you 100 percent'. The president assured locals that federal funding would be available. "You take care of yourself", he said. "We're ready.to do whatever we have to do to make this ideal", Trump said Wednesday. After a briefing on the recovery effort in North Carolina, Trump helped hand out hot dogs and chips at a Baptist church in New Bern, a riverfront city that experienced severe flooding. (more...)
Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more flooding Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more flooding
- September 20, 2018

Relief is still a long way off for the storm-battered Carolinas, which will face even more flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence , forecasters said Thursday. Although Charlotte was spared from the wrath of Hurricane Florence's fury, the Hornets organization thinks awareness is critically important. At Fayetteville, about 160 kilometres inland, near the Army's sprawling Fort Bragg, flooding from Cape Fear River got so bad that authorities closed a vehicle bridge after the water ... (more...)
Alien Life on Proxima B: NASA Study Throws Lifeline to Nearby Exoplanet Alien Life on Proxima B: NASA Study Throws Lifeline to Nearby Exoplanet
- September 20, 2018

Astronomers are now convinced that Proxima b has vast surface oceans that could be swimming with alien life. "For an evolutionary path leading to a highly saline ocean, Proxima b could be an inhabited, mostly open ocean planet with halophilic life", said NASA Goddard planetary scientist Anthony Del Genio and colleagues in a study recently published in the journal Astrobiology . (more...)
Giant spider-web cloaks Greece coast
- September 20, 2018

According to local experts, its a seasonal phenomenon caused by Tetrahnatha spiders, which build large nests for mating in during the warmer weather. Maria Chatzaki, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece said high temperatures, sufficient humidity and food created the ideal conditions for the species to reproduce in large numbers. (more...)
Florence aftermath is a 'nightmare' of swollen rivers, floods and rising deaths Florence aftermath is a 'nightmare' of swollen rivers, floods and rising deaths
- September 20, 2018

Trump turned and replied with a smile, "At least you got a nice boat out of the deal", he said . City officials warned still-rising water threatened some neighbourhoods and businesses that seemed safe, but said the worst was almost over and life was beginning to return to normal downtown. (more...)
Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Identified as SpaceX Moon Passenger Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Identified as SpaceX Moon Passenger
- September 20, 2018

Shotwell also said the full rocket could reach orbit for the first time in 2020 and possibly deliver cargo to the Moon or Mars in 2022. The outpost would serve as a stepping-off point for the lunar surface, Mars and points beyond. The BFR spacecraft's shape is reminiscent of the space shuttle, the bus-like USA spaceships that carried astronauts to space 135 times from 1981 to 2011. (more...)
President Trump to visit North Carolina as waterways rise
- September 20, 2018

At least 27 of the deaths happened in North Carolina. It's too early to tell how many people will end up homeless because of Hurricane Florence . Among the dead were two detainees who died in a Horry County Sheriff's Office transportation van in SC floodwaters. (more...)
President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour
- September 19, 2018

In a video posted on social media the day before his trip to the region, Trump praised first responders, offered prayers for victims and declared the storm "one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water ". That news comes as authorities from Horry County Sheriff's Department in SC say two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters. (more...)
Rare, mummified Ice Age wolf pup, caribou unearthed in Canada Rare, mummified Ice Age wolf pup, caribou unearthed in Canada
- September 19, 2018

Julie Meachen, a carnivore morphologist who works with Ice Age mammals at Des Moines University and would possibly maybe moreover fair tranquil soon be doing study on the wolf pup, suggested the Guardian: "When Grant sent me the pictures and requested me to take half I became if truth be told, if truth be told angry". (more...)
3.4 million chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood
- September 19, 2018

Holden says the deputies tried to get the detainees out but couldn't open the doors. "You'll have everything you need". The disaster food boxes, which provide individual meals, will be shipped to Wilmington , N.C., Fayetteville, N.C., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and distributed to those who have been directly impacted by the hurricane. (more...)
New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen
- September 19, 2018

CNN contacted the sheriff's office in Otero County, but a spokesperson said the office is not working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and couldn't provide any answers. The association's statement said the closure was based in part on "logistical challenges associated with protecting personnel at such a remote location". (more...)
Swollen Rivers Near Record Levels As Florence Swollen Rivers Near Record Levels As Florence
- September 19, 2018

Cooper said there have been 17 confirmed storm-related deaths in North Carolina from Florence, which made landfall on the state's Atlantic coast on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane. "Highway Patrol won't let you". Federal rescue teams were also positioned before the rivers could rise, with a search-and-rescue team based in Lincoln, Nebraska, joining efforts in Fayetteville to make sure senior citizens were safe ahead of the worst of the flooding. (more...)
Real-life Planet Vulcan orbiting ‘Star Trek’ sun & could host life
- September 19, 2018

In the current Star Trek canon , 40 Eridani A is the star that harbors Spock's home planet. The planet found orbiting 40 Eridani A is estimated to have between 8 and 9 times the mass of Earth, as well as double its radius. " Now, anyone can see 40 Eridani A on a clear night and be proud to point out Spock's home ". Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek , was visionary in many ways: The Enterprise crew's communicators presaged today's smartphones, Bones's sickbay mirrored in modern ... (more...)
NASA launches ice satellite NASA launches ice satellite
- September 19, 2018

The ICESat-2 satellite - the acronym stands for Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite 2 - is the most sophisticated ice-monitoring spacecraft ever launched, equipped with advanced electronics and a laser that will fire 10,000 pulses per second at the ground below and then capture the faint reflections. (more...)
Scallop Wars OVER: French and British fisherman reach peace deal Scallop Wars OVER: French and British fisherman reach peace deal
- September 19, 2018

The neighbours' fleets clashed over the summer in a dispute over access to fishing grounds off the Normandy coast. About 35 French vessels confronted five British craft off the coast of northern France , with reports of rocks and smoke bombs being hurled at United Kingdom boats. (more...)
NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft captures 'first light' image NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft captures 'first light' image
- September 19, 2018

The satellite has completed its first orbit and part of the data from that first orbit includes this detailed image of the southern sky taken with the quartet of wide-field cameras TESS fields. Over the next three years, TESS will continue to scan the night sky, sector by sector. Thirteen sectors in the southern celestial hemisphere will be covered first, followed a year later by 13 sectors in the northern hemisphere. (more...)
Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Florence relief and recovery Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Florence relief and recovery
- September 19, 2018

Authorities in Virginia said one person was dead after an apparent tornado. More than 300,000 across the state remained without power as of Tuesday morning, according to Duke Progress Energy. "We're seeing this happen now and the result is not good", Cooper said. I-95 and portions of I-40 are closed. Conway and other Horry County communities near the Waccamaw River are experiencing historic flooding that is expected to worsen over the next week. (more...)