Science


Japan still weighing dump of Fukushima radioactive water into ocean Japan still weighing dump of Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
- September 11, 2019

There has always been a plan to dump the water in to the Pacific ocean and the Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada has now said that he supports the plan. The BBC noted that over the past eight years, some 200 tons of radioactive water was pumped out of the damaged reactor buildings. Tepco is not in a position to decide how to proceed and will follow the government's policy once it has made a decision, a company spokesman said. (more...)
Rare Harvest Moon to appear for some on Friday the 13th Rare Harvest Moon to appear for some on Friday the 13th
- September 10, 2019

Plus it's going to be a Full Moon and not only that, it's going to be a Full Harvest Moon. Those in the central, mountain or pacific time zones will be able to see the full moon before midnight on September 13. The moon should appear full from September 12 until September 15, although NASA says it won't be completely full until 9:30 pm. Technically, a full moon occurs at a specific moment. (more...)
Rare full moon to illuminate night sky on Friday the 13th
- September 10, 2019

The Moon on Saturday night into Sunday morning also will be mostly a full moon. Alena Kiel said: "Anyway so my birthday is on Friday the 13th and there's a Full Moon so I guess I'm gonna be extra powerful this year". It's time to get spooky! Despite all those special qualities, the full moon this weekend won't be a particularly impressive site. Adding to the rarity, this upcoming full moon almost coincides with apogee, the point in the moon's orbit which places it at its greatest ... (more...)
China’s giant telescope picks up signals from deep space China’s giant telescope picks up signals from deep space
- September 10, 2019

Scientists at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences think that this can help shed light on the origin of FRBs, and also their physical mechanisms. At the same time, they are carefully examining it. The capacity of the FAST facility is truly wonderful thanks to its ultra-sensitive 19-beam receiver installed on the enormous telescope body. (more...)
You can pre-load Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's PS4 beta tomorrow You can pre-load Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's PS4 beta tomorrow
- September 10, 2019

In response, PrestigeIsKey asked TGR to "elaborate", with the YouTuber replying with a GIF showing a man disappearing into the ether, captioned simply with "Prestiging". "Be among the first to experience the intense multiplayer action, ranging from the quick, close quarter 2v2 Gunfight mode, to traditional 6v6 multiplayer gameplay and larger player count firefights". (more...)
NASA Asteroid Tracker: 3 Asteroids To Zip Past Earth This Weekend NASA Asteroid Tracker: 3 Asteroids To Zip Past Earth This Weekend
- September 10, 2019

NASA has confessed to a spotted asteroid hurling to Earth only hours before it reached the earth's atmosphere. This leads us to believe that Asteroid RG2 will safely pass us from a distance of 523,529 kilometres - that's approximately how far apart the Moon is from Earth! 2019 GT3 is nearly as big as a skyscraper, with a diameter of 1,247 feet and will hurtle past Earth at 30,500 miles per hour. (more...)
ISRO making all efforts to communicate with Chandrayaan-2`s Vikram Lander ISRO making all efforts to communicate with Chandrayaan-2`s Vikram Lander
- September 10, 2019

The Vikram module was to make a historic first soft landing near the moon's south pole at 1.55 a.m. on September 7. The battery of Vikram Lander , which is carrying the Pragyan Rover, has an expected life of 14 days, so ISRO has another 12 days to establish communication with the craft. (more...)
India loses communication with moon lander India loses communication with moon lander
- September 07, 2019

After Modi's departure, Isro made the announcement that all is not lost and said the scientists are still busy calculating the data initially recieved from the Vikram . " These are moments to be courageous , and courageous we will be!" The Chandrayaan-2 pricetag includes the cost of the rocket, orbiter, lander, rover and all of the scientific payloads. (more...)
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: '15 Minutes of Terror' Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: '15 Minutes of Terror'
- September 06, 2019

The Lander is now in an orbit that would be about 35 km from the lunar surface at its nearest point (perigee) from where it will begin its final descent on to the Moon, it said, adding the orbit was 101 km from the lunar surface at the farthest (apogee). (more...)
Cocaine washes up on Florida beach as Hurricane Dorian approaches Cocaine washes up on Florida beach as Hurricane Dorian approaches
- September 05, 2019

On the outside of the brick appeared to be the beginning of a word but the only letters visible are "DIAMANT". "We don't know if the incident and drug recovery in Melbourne was related to what we found in Cocoa Beach", he said . Fox 35 is reaching out to the Melbourne Police Department for more details. Another brick of cocaine washed up in Melbourne on Tuesday. Police said the suspicious deliveries have started to show up on Florida beaches in the wake of the deadly storm . (more...)
Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow With Info On Pokemon And Luigi's Mansion Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow With Info On Pokemon And Luigi's Mansion
- September 05, 2019

The online presentation is always good for new reveals, and we're excited that it's giving us a look ahead at some of the best exclusives for the Nintendo Switch . Games that are scheduled to release in 2020, like Animal Crossing , probably won't have a presence so don't go in expecting any major news updates from it. (more...)
40 minutes of Switch game news 40 minutes of Switch game news
- September 05, 2019

The Direct will kick off at 3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM ET, and you'll be able to find it in all of the usual places - through the YouTube stream embedded above or over on Nintendo Twitch's page . We also expect lots more Overwatch news at this year's BlizzCon in November. There's also a bonus Widowmaker skin on offer if you pre-order a copy and you'll get three months of Nintendo Switch Online with the game. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian crawls along east coast of Florida as Category 2 storm Hurricane Dorian crawls along east coast of Florida as Category 2 storm
- September 04, 2019

Practically parking over a portion of the Bahamas for a day and a half, Dorian pounded Abaco and Grand Bahama with winds up to 185mph and torrential rain, ripping apart homes and trapping people in their attics. The company's private island in the Bahamas - Disney Castaway Cay - employs more than 60 Bahamians from Abaco, Grand Bahama and other Bahamian islands. (more...)
Zapper Trap, Floating Island, And More Zapper Trap, Floating Island, And More
- September 04, 2019

Included in the treasure trove of details that Epic has clearly given up attempting to hide from prying eyes are several references to what's being tentatively (it could be the final name but nothing's official just yet) dubbed the Zapper Trap . (more...)
Dorian keeps churning off Florida's east coast toward Georgia, the Carolinas Dorian keeps churning off Florida's east coast toward Georgia, the Carolinas
- September 04, 2019

Grand Bahama Island was under the eyewall of Dorian, the most severe part of the hurricane , for 40 straight hours as the storm crawled at a record-slow pace for a tempest so strong. The Grand Bahama airport was under 6 feet (2 meters) of water. "We're definitely in dire straits". Hurricane Dorian has weakened to a Category 2 storm as it continues to batter the Bahamas with life-threatening storm surge. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian: The destruction of the Abaco Islands Hurricane Dorian: The destruction of the Abaco Islands
- September 04, 2019

The photo from ICEYE, a Finland-based satellite startup, includes yellow lines showing where the shoreline used to be before Dorian hit. "Apocalyptic", said Lia Head-Rigby, who helps run a local hurricane relief group and flew over the Bahamas' hard-hit Abaco Islands. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian’s wrath seen in shocking satellite images of Grand Bahama Island Hurricane Dorian’s wrath seen in shocking satellite images of Grand Bahama Island
- September 03, 2019

Hurricane Dorian remains stalled over the Bahamas, according to the latest official forecast, but is expected to start tracking north-northwest later this morning. That's about 45-percent of homes on Grand Bahama and Abaco islands. Park officials have not yet decided whether to close early. SeaWorld Orlando added that visitors could reschedule their visit by calling 407-545-5550, and won't be charged any rebooking fees. (more...)
Follow live as 'monster' hurricane Dorian pounds on Bahamas, moves towards Florida
- September 03, 2019

The airport in Grand Bahama was under two metres of water on Tuesday. He called the devastation "unprecedented and extensive". It said Dorian was expected to pick up speed and grow in size during the day and turn towards the north on Wednesday evening. (more...)
ESA re-routes satellite to avoid SpaceX collision risk ESA re-routes satellite to avoid SpaceX collision risk
- September 03, 2019

Instead, ESA's Aeolus satellite fired its thrusters to move away from the area, half an orbit before the potential collision would have occurred. The incident serves as a timely reminder of the risks of flinging up thousands of small satellites to blanket the Earth with all manner of services. (more...)
In the lunar crater found an unusual substance
- September 03, 2019

The Yutu-2 rover just powered back up for its ninth lunar day, so it'll be interesting if it can uncover any more clues about the odd material, or if China's Moon explorer will leave us wondering. Apollo 17astronaut Harrison Schmitt discovered orange-colored soil near the mission'sTaurus-Littrow landing site in 1972. It was determined that the soil was created following a volcanic eruption on the Moon 3.64 billion years ago. (more...)

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