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'Game of Thrones' ratings: penultimate episode is most-watched in series history 'Game of Thrones' ratings: penultimate episode is most-watched in series history
- May 20, 2019

Akhil Arora of Gadgets360 had similar thoughts: "Despite having some of the most well-acted moments and epic scenes in its roster, Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 ultimately felt hollow". It's also the third rating record set by Thrones during its final season: the season premiere was watched by 17.4 million people, which was a then-record for the series . (more...)
Victor Vescovo sets new record for deepest manned solo dive Victor Vescovo sets new record for deepest manned solo dive
- May 18, 2019

Vescovo's solo dive was punctuated by 248 minutes spent on the bottom exploring the basin, which the expedition team said "is now the longest period of time ever spent on the bottom of the ocean by an individual". Victor Vescovo journeyed 35,853 feet to the bottom of the Challenger Deep as part of a mission to chart the world's deepest underwater places, CNN reported. (more...)
Elon Musk Shows Off 60 Starlink Satellites Stacked Inside A Falcon Rocket Elon Musk Shows Off 60 Starlink Satellites Stacked Inside A Falcon Rocket
- May 17, 2019

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Shrinking moon is quaking, revealing it may be tectonically active Shrinking moon is quaking, revealing it may be tectonically active
- May 15, 2019

NASA also announced the name of the new mission will be Artemis , the Greek goddess of the moon and Apollo's twin sister. "Our astronaut office is very diverse and highly qualified", Bridenstine said. Seeing the first woman land on the moon in the foreseeable future will inspire a new generation of young girls, the NASA chief said. The research also sheds some light on the moon's internal composition. (more...)
In deepest-ever submarine dive, explorer finds trash on ocean floor In deepest-ever submarine dive, explorer finds trash on ocean floor
- May 15, 2019

Lahey said the Limiting Factor "represents a quantum leap in the capabilities of a manned submersible and everyone at Triton is immensely proud to have had the privilege and opportunity to create such a remarkable craft, which was only possible by the unwavering support and vision of Victor Vescovo". (more...)
Earth’s moon is shrinking and quaking, study says
- May 14, 2019

By looking at the size and location of the tremors, the algorithm estimates the epicenter of the moonquakes. Although the Apollo instruments recorded their last quake shortly before the instruments were retired in 1977, the researchers suggest that the moon is likely still experiencing quakes to this day. (more...)
Diver breaks record with deepest submarine voyage ever recorded, finds discarded plastic
- May 14, 2019

They also collected samples of brightly-coloured rocky outcrops from the seabed. "It is nearly indescribable how excited all of us are about achieving what we just did", Vescovo told the BBC . He spent four hours exploring the bottom of the trench in his sub, built to withstand the enormous pressure of the deep ocean. The latest descent, which reached 10,927m beneath the waves, is now the deepest by 11m - making Victor Vescovo the new record holder. (more...)
Amazon aims to take people to moon by 2024 Amazon aims to take people to moon by 2024
- May 13, 2019

When one of its rockets crashed during a test flight in 2011, a week passed before Bezos acknowledged the failure. Blue Origin aims to reduce operational costs by using reusable rockets that land vertically on the ground. The lander builds upon technology the firm has been testing over the past few years in its New Shepard rocket, including propulsion and precision guidance, as well as the vertical landing system. (more...)
Tanker Collision Spills Massive Amounts of Toxic Liquid In Houston-Area Bay Tanker Collision Spills Massive Amounts of Toxic Liquid In Houston-Area Bay
- May 13, 2019

It happened near the Bayport Ship Channel. Kevin Oditt said the agency is working to reopen the channel. It is unclear how much of the product has leaked into the water, officials said. After monitoring the air quality in the area, League City has determined that there are no harmful chemicals in the air. The Coast Guard hasn't revealed the cause of the collision. (more...)
Scientists Create a Plastic That Can Be Recycled Endlessly Scientists Create a Plastic That Can Be Recycled Endlessly
- May 10, 2019

Just how central they are to the economic lifeblood of society is made clear in this well known clip from the movie The Graduate . Researchers from the U.S. When that hodgepodge of chopped-up plastics is melted to make a new material, it's hard to predict which properties it will inherit from the original plastics. (more...)
Mississippi River expected to crest Monday on the St. Louis Riverfront Mississippi River expected to crest Monday on the St. Louis Riverfront
- May 10, 2019

Hydrologist Mark Fuchs (Fyooks) says parts of eastern Kansas could get up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain by Friday, and 3 inches (8 centimeters) or more are possible in parts of Iowa and Missouri. St. Charles County, Missouri, said on Twitter that about 150 people have been displaced by a levee breach. Joe Gauthier told CNN affiliate WHBF last week he just happened to be looking out a window from his downtown loft Tuesday when the water started rushing into the streets. (more...)
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Unveils Lunar Lander Project Amazon's Jeff Bezos Unveils Lunar Lander Project "Blue Moon"
- May 10, 2019

The lander was revealed alongside the new BE-7 rocket engine during a media presentation on Thursday. The Blue Moon lunar lander comes loaded with enough fuel to get from Earth to the Moon . Bezos said the moon's resources could be useful to Blue Origin missions involving its New Shepard , a reusable suborbital rocket system, and New Glenn , an orbital reusable launch vehicle the company says will "build the road to space". (more...)
Scientists discover smaller dinosaur species related to T. rex Scientists discover smaller dinosaur species related to T. rex
- May 09, 2019

While the typical weight for a full-grown T. rex was roughly 9 tons, the Suskityrannus hazelae is believed to have weighed between 45 and 90 pounds, according to the university. The fossil is also one of the most complete skeletons of any non-tyrannosaurid from North America - all of the older fossil occurrences consist of teeth, isolated bones, or a partially associated skeleton. (more...)
SpaceX makes a 5,500-pound delivery to ISS SpaceX makes a 5,500-pound delivery to ISS
- May 08, 2019

An external cable that normally comes off during launch dangled from the capsule, but did not interfere with the grappling. David Saint-Jacques complimented the teams on the soil for their help speaking in English and French as well, adding that he is extremely proud every time the station's Canadian arm which is 58-foot (18 meters) is utilized in the lane. (more...)
Physicists have detected first-ever collision of black hole and neutron star Physicists have detected first-ever collision of black hole and neutron star
- May 08, 2019

As a result of the lowered noise, McIver said that the detectors can pick up gravitational wave events farther out into space than was ever possible before. "The universe is keeping us on our toes", Patrick Brady from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration said in a statement . "The rate of neutron star merger candidates being found with LIGO and Virgo will give more opportunities to search for the explosions over the next year". (more...)
NASA Administrator Statement on Israeli Moon Mission NASA Administrator Statement on Israeli Moon Mission
- May 08, 2019

JewishPress.com is offering readers three options to join millions in watching live online as the robotic lunar lander lifts off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The lunar lander was deployed just after 33 minutes into the flight, and the other payloads, an Air Force Research experiment and Nusantara Satu, Indonesia's first high-throughput communications satellite, were released after 44 minutes. (more...)
SpaceX's Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station SpaceX's Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
- May 07, 2019

SpaceX shipment arrives at International Space Station following weekend launchA SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday with a "cosmic catch" by a pair of Canadians. "It's too early to confirm any cause, whether probable or root". The California-based company is also under contract with NASA , along with Boeing, to transport astronauts to the space station. (more...)
Carbon tax decisionno surpriseto Phillips Carbon tax decisionno surpriseto Phillips
- May 06, 2019

Phillips, the former environment minister, says her party warned Albertans what would happen after Kenney cancels the carbon tax and climate-change policies brought in under Premier Rachel Notley. "If they (Saskatchewan Appeal Court justices) write a persuasive judgment it could impact on how other courts decide the matter", suggested Newman. (more...)
Hubble observations put universe's history into one image Hubble observations put universe's history into one image
- May 05, 2019

The image contains 265,000 galaxies , covering more than 13.3 billion years of our universe's history. The Hubble survey aimed to help astronomers better understand the relationship between the black holes that lurk at the cores of galaxies like these, and the rugby-ball-shaped bulge of stars, gas and dust at the galaxy's center - such as that seen in this image. (more...)
UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, electric cars UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, electric cars
- May 05, 2019

Today BEIS said it would not automatically accept the recommendations, but that it would respond "in due course". It also says farmers should be given subsidies to cut down on ammonia emissions, now a major cause of air pollution in the UK. (more...)

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