Science


China's EAST machine reaches temperatures six times hotter than the Sun China's EAST machine reaches temperatures six times hotter than the Sun
- November 16, 2018

As per experts, 100 million degrees Celsius is touted to be the minimum temperature required to trigger self-sustaining nuclear fusion on Earth. In an earlier experiment from 2016, EAST maintained a plasma temperature of almost 50 million degrees Celsius for 102 seconds before the fusion chamber melted. (more...)
Discovered! Icy Super-Earth at Barnard's Star, Our Sun's Neighbor Discovered! Icy Super-Earth at Barnard's Star, Our Sun's Neighbor
- November 16, 2018

Given its proximity to our solar system and its long orbit, future missions and telescopes will be able to provide new insights about Barnard's star b. As the star moves towards the Earth its spectrum appears slightly shifted towards the blue and, as it moves away, it is shifted towards the red. Graphic representation of the relative distances to the nearest stars from the Sun. (more...)
Rocket Lab now has a fully operational small satellite launcher Rocket Lab now has a fully operational small satellite launcher
- November 13, 2018

The Electron rocket is 1.2 metres in diameter and 17 metres in height. Second, the successful launch of Electron was held in January 2018. Private space company Rocket Lab has been working to launch its small rocket, with a likely launch date of November 2018. (more...)
Hawking personal effects fetch $2.3mil. at auction Hawking personal effects fetch $2.3mil. at auction
- November 12, 2018

A selection of work and belongings of the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking snatched hundreds of thousands of dollars per item at a recent Christie's auction . He became a celebrity in 1988 with the publication of his " A Brief History of Time " - one of the best-selling books about science of all time. According to the Guardian , the esteemed physicist's daughter Lucy Hawking said the auction was an opportunity for his admirers to "acquire a memento of our father's extraordinary ... (more...)
Brexit: No deal threat is a 'political hoax' says Starmer Brexit: No deal threat is a 'political hoax' says Starmer
- November 11, 2018

Meanwhile, the People's Vote organisation claim they're talking to other Tory MPs who are prepared to follow Jo Johnson and come out in support of a second referendum. Writing in Saturday's Daily Telegraph, she said she had raised DUP concerns with Mrs May, but the PM's response failed to allay their fears. She has consistently rejected the idea of another nationwide vote on Brexit, insisting her obligation is to make good on the will of the people as expressed in 2016. (more...)
Stephen Hawking’s thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million Stephen Hawking’s thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million
- November 11, 2018

When Cambridge finally made Hawking's thesis available to download in 2017, it was viewed more than 60,000 times in 24 hours and public interest completely crashed the university's server. "The objective of the sale was to raise money for Stephen Hawking's Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association ". In total, the auction, which included 52 lots, raised more than 1.8 million pounds (roughly $2.35 million, AU$3.24 million). (more...)
Bionic mushrooms can produce electricity Bionic mushrooms can produce electricity
- November 10, 2018

Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology , New Jersey have added cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green bacteria ) and graphene nanoribbons to the cap of the mushrooms to generate and collect electricity . Manoor says this network of nanoribbons is akin to "needles sticking into a single cell to access electrical signals inside it". The cyanobacteria were also 3-D printed as "bio-ink" onto the mushroom's cap in a spiral pattern that intersected with the graphene ... (more...)
Firework smog chokes Delhi as India celebrates Diwali Firework smog chokes Delhi as India celebrates Diwali
- November 10, 2018

The Supreme Court had allowed bursting of crackers from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali. The Supreme Court ruled last month that only environmentally friendly crackers - that emit less smoke and soot - can be sold in Delhi , in a bid to cut the smog that has scarred the city's global reputation. (more...)
Watch the first 8k video from the International Space Station Watch the first 8k video from the International Space Station
- November 09, 2018

At Airshow China , the China National Space Administration unveiled a replica of Tiangong's core module, which measures 55 feet long. While most of us are still trailing behind with 4k televisions or sets with a likely much lower resolution, NASA sent a Helium RED 8k ultra high definition (UHD) camera to the International Space Station to capture some wonderful videos. (more...)
Depleted ozone layer Depleted ozone layer "healing", report finds
- November 09, 2018

The ozone layer is one layer of the stratosphere - the mass of protective gases around our planet - and the second layer of the Earth's atmosphere. Paul Newman of Nasa, joint chairman of... However, while most of the banned damaging gases have been phased out, the study found at least one violation - having spotting that production and emission of CFC-11 unexpected increased in eastern Asia since 2012. (more...)
'Oumuamua: Comet or Alien Probe? 'Oumuamua: Comet or Alien Probe?
- November 08, 2018

According to Harvard scientists, we may not be alone in our solar system. Harvard researchers have now said it "may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth's vicinity by an alien civilisation". Not only is it the first-ever interstellar asteroid or comet detected by astronomers while passing through the solar system, its shape is odd, its acceleration is unexpected, and a cometary tail - the signature trail of particles seen behind shooting stars - is conspicuous in ... (more...)
Elon Musk has plans to create a new auto Elon Musk has plans to create a new auto
- November 07, 2018

In April 2017, the head of Tesla and SpaceX during the TED conference introduced the project of a network of tunnels under Los Angeles in the United States. This time too, it was in a response to a user's query on Twitter. Some challenging government regulations, unfortunately. The US Justice Department (FBI) has also requested documents as part of a similar investigation, but those investigators have not issued subpoenas or made other formal requests, Tesla said in a statement Friday. (more...)
DUP MP: We are heading for no-deal Brexit DUP MP: We are heading for no-deal Brexit
- November 07, 2018

Theresa May has emerged from a tense Cabinet meeting this morning insisting she will not agree to a Brexit deal "at any cost", despite the clock ticking on reaching a Withdrawal Agreement. "Looks like we're heading for no deal", he tweeted. Mrs May is understood to view the mechanism as a means of allaying the concerns of Conservative and DUP MPs who want guarantees that any future membership of a customs union is temporary. (more...)
Another NASA spacecraft runs out of steam, 2nd this week Another NASA spacecraft runs out of steam, 2nd this week
- November 05, 2018

Scientists found about a month ago that Dawn was running out of hydrazine , the fuel that kept the spacecraft's antennas facing Earth and helped turn its solar panels toward the Sun to recharge its battery cells. The spacecraft OSIRIS-REx carries a payload of five scientific instruments which he will use to study the asteroid. As the first spaceship to visit a dwarf planet, Dawn has also proved vital in revealing that these dinky worlds have the potential to support oceans. (more...)
NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch
- November 05, 2018

The spacecraft discovered planets in all shapes and sizes and groupings. The second phase of Kepler's mission was called K2 and the discoveries in this extended mission further improved our understanding of planets and planetary systems. The mission was re-christened as K2 and continued finding planets for another half decade. The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes or MAST at the Space Telescope Science Institute will make the data accumulated over almost a decade of deep space ... (more...)
Russia's Next Mission to ISS May Launch on December 3 Russia's Next Mission to ISS May Launch on December 3
- November 03, 2018

The sensor was damaged during the rocket's assembly at the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan , the probe commission head said. It was that explosion that caused the briefly-terrifying moment in the live launch video when the crew were briefly shaken around, prior to the capsule returning to land in Kazakhstan. (more...)
International NGOs issue stark warning to Bolsonaro on climate change & human rights International NGOs issue stark warning to Bolsonaro on climate change & human rights
- November 03, 2018

Rosangela Wolff Moro, a lawyer married to the judge, has repeatedly suggested in her Instagram profile that she supported Bolsonaro against left-leaning Fernando Haddad, who was named the Workers' Party candidate after da Silva was barred by electoral authorities over his imprisonment. (more...)
Kepler planet-hunter retires Kepler planet-hunter retires
- November 02, 2018

Overall, the NASA space telescope discovered over 2,600 Earth-like exoplanets , some of which may host alien life. For 9 years, a car-size telescope in space called Kepler has dutifully stared down more than half a million stars. It showed us rocky worlds the size of Earth that, like Earth, might harbor life. The distinction helped scientists zero in on potential Earth-like planets and better the odds for finding life. (more...)
NASA's planet-hunter telescope, Kepler, runs out of fuel NASA's planet-hunter telescope, Kepler, runs out of fuel
- November 02, 2018

Kepler's discoveries have shed a new light on mankind's place in the Universe. NASA has retired its Kepler space telescope, which discovered more than 2,600 planets outside our solar system during its nine-year lifespan. Kepler also found Mother Nature often produces jam-packed planetary systems with an astounding number of planets orbiting close to their parent stars that our own inner Solar System looks sparse by comparison. (more...)
Earthwise Steps up Plastic Pledge on Global Scale Earthwise Steps up Plastic Pledge on Global Scale
- November 02, 2018

The global commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment , and backed by environmental charity WWF, governments including the United Kingdom and Scotland, universities, financial institutions and campaign groups. (more...)

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