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Telltale Games To Be Resurrected By LCG Entertainment Telltale Games To Be Resurrected By LCG Entertainment
- August 29, 2019

When the original Telltale Games effectively shut down last September, the studio laid off 225 of its 250 employees. For fans of Telltale's output, this should be pretty exciting news. One could say that perhaps they are now among the walking dead , even. "We believe there is still so much life to the brand and its franchises, and we look forward to building upon the company's storytelling legacy". (more...)
Astronaut accused of hacking her estranged spouse bank account from space Astronaut accused of hacking her estranged spouse bank account from space
- August 29, 2019

According to multiple reports , the alleged unlawful access took place while McClain and ex-wife Summer Worden were in the midst of a divorce and custody battle. Worden's mother, Beth Worden, said that before McClain was set to come home from space, Worden "was becoming more and more frightened and let us know about that.We were thinking, 'What on Earth is going to happen?' Surely there's no way a third party can take our grandson". (more...)
Brazil sends army to tackle infernos in Amazon following worldwide outcry Brazil sends army to tackle infernos in Amazon following worldwide outcry
- August 29, 2019

Bolsonaro has come under intense pressure to contain the spread of the record number of fires now burning through the world's largest rainforest, many of them set by loggers incentivized by his government. Argentina, which is struggling with rising poverty and austerity measures, has offered to send emergency workers to Brazil and Bolivia to help battle the fires. (more...)
Should Pluto be a planet? This NASA admin thinks so Should Pluto be a planet? This NASA admin thinks so
- August 29, 2019

Pluto lost its planetary status a little over a decade ago when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) conducted a vote towards whether or not Pluto met the planetary criteria. "We do not classify objects in astronomy by what they are near", Stern said in 2006 in response to the decision of the IAU. Proponents of the restoration of Pluto's planetary status point to its multilayered atmosphere, the presence of organic compounds on its surface, the fact that it has weather, avalanches, ... (more...)
Brazil's government knew Amazon was to burn and did nothing Brazil's government knew Amazon was to burn and did nothing
- August 27, 2019

The French president last week criticized Brazil's handling of Amazon fires and said France would oppose a trade deal between the European Union and the South American trade bloc Mercosur because Bolsonaro had "lied to him" about pledges to address climate change. (more...)
David's Sunday Forecast - Another cloudy and cool August Day David's Sunday Forecast - Another cloudy and cool August Day
- August 26, 2019

Scattered showers may linger for parts of the area during the morning drive, especially the farther east you go. Sunday looks to have some rain in the morning, but the afternoon dries out. Tropical Storm Dorian approaching the Windward Islands. The nice weather continues on Friday and Saturday with a few clouds and temps still in the 70s, a nice stretch heading into the weekend again. (more...)
India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit
- August 26, 2019

The collection of orbit manoeuvres will allow Chandrayaan 2 to enter its ultimate orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the moon's floor, ISRO mentioned. Whatever humanly possible, we did" said Dr Sivan expressing confidence about landing "Vikram" (lander) and "Pragyan" (rover) on September 7. "On September 7, the lander will land on the moon at 1: 55 am", he added. (more...)
ISRO releases images of Moon craters clicked by Chandrayaan-2 ISRO releases images of Moon craters clicked by Chandrayaan-2
- August 26, 2019

The crater's diameter is 71 kms. It is named after Prof. In the photo, ISRO has highlighted two essential lunar landmarks, the Apollo crater, and the Mare Orientale basin. Chandrayaan 2 is heading towards the 7th pole of the moon. In a major breakthrough for India's second lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan 2 successfully entered the Moon's orbit on August 20 at 9.02 am after 30 days of journey in space. (more...)
Soyuz Spacecraft Switches Docking Port Around The International Space Station Soyuz Spacecraft Switches Docking Port Around The International Space Station
- August 26, 2019

Another attempt will be made Tuesday. An uncrewed Russian spacecraft had issues docking with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. "Russian cosmonauts issued a command to abort the automated approach of an uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station", the U.S. (more...)
Amazon fire: Indigenous communities under threat Amazon fire: Indigenous communities under threat
- August 26, 2019

The military will use two C-130 Hercules aircraft which can dump 12,000 litres (3,170 gallons) of water on the blazes. Swathes of the remote region bordering Bolivia have been scorched by the blazes, sending thick smoke billowing into the sky and increasing air pollution across the world's largest rainforest, which is seen as crucial to mitigating climate change. (more...)
Chinese probe successfully lands on far side of moon, sends back images Chinese probe successfully lands on far side of moon, sends back images
- August 25, 2019

On Jan. 11, the space agency released this image showing off Chang'e 4. Now, in 2019, China's space program has scored its own piece of lunar history, as it becomes the very first nation to land a robotic mission on the far side of the Moon. (more...)
Don’t worry about drinking microplastics in water Don’t worry about drinking microplastics in water
- August 25, 2019

Industrial effluents, degraded plastic waste and atmospheric deposition are some other secondary sources of microplastics. The report by the World Health Organisation warned that very little research had been carried out on microplastics in drinking water . (more...)
The first crime in space? Nasa investigates an unprecedented divorce case The first crime in space? Nasa investigates an unprecedented divorce case
- August 24, 2019

Investigators from the NASA watchdog office have been in touch with both women to address the accusations, the Times reported . Worden told the Times she learned McClain accessed her accounts because McClain had intimate knowledge of her spending. (more...)
This May Be First Allegation of a Crime From Space This May Be First Allegation of a Crime From Space
- August 24, 2019

Worden filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and a family member also filed a complaint with NASA's internal Office of Inspector General. The couple were married eight months later but after three years began to struggle. She went on to qualify as a test pilot and was chosen to fly for Nasa in 2013. (more...)
NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like ‘snowman’ NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like ‘snowman’
- August 24, 2019

Ultima Thule's surface reflects light about as much as "garden variety dirt", he said, as the sun's rays are 1,600 times fainter there than on Earth. Scientist Jeff Moore of NASA's Ames Research Center said the two spheres formed when icy, pebble-size pieces coalesced in space billions of years ago. (more...)
Russian Capsule Carrying Robot Fails Docking the ISS Russian Capsule Carrying Robot Fails Docking the ISS
- August 24, 2019

The Skybot F-850 is the first humanoid robot sent to space by Russian Federation. The spacecraft is now 96 meters away from the station and officials plan to attempt docking again on Monday morning, RIA reported, citing Russia's flight control centre. (more...)
Tropical Prozac Needed: Depression Likely This Weekend Tropical Prozac Needed: Depression Likely This Weekend
- August 24, 2019

A low pressure area off the east coast of Florida may form into a tropical cyclone, according to the National Hurricane Center . Invest 99L is a an area of low pressure located about 1100 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands (marked with the lower red "X"). (more...)
Indian Spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 Enters Lunar Orbit Indian Spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 Enters Lunar Orbit
- August 22, 2019

The orbit exercise was performed for about 20 minutes from 12.50 p.m.by firing the onboard motors. For this, it would have to carry out three more orbit -lowering manoeuvres. The duration of manoeuvre was 1738 seconds. ISRO Chairperson Kailasavadivoo Sivan explained after the crucial operation that it was a great relief and joy to see Chandrayaan-2 enter the lunar orbit successfully. (more...)
Russian Federation sends Fedor its first humanoid robot into space Russian Federation sends Fedor its first humanoid robot into space
- August 22, 2019

Fedor will trial those manual skills in the International Space Station's low gravity. The Skybot F-850 android robot (previously called FEDOR - Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) was developed by Android Technology Company and the Advanced Research Fund on a technical assignment from Russia's Emergencies Ministry. (more...)
Space telescope shows exoplanet
- August 22, 2019

Though the parent star is cool, it is still comparatively much hotter than the planet, so making direct observation of LHS 3844b's dayside possible. As expected, Spitzer's data shows that the planet's dark surface is probably covered in volcanic basalt or magma, or cooled volcanic material, likely from ancient volcano activity. (more...)

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