Science


Growth in global oil demand to slow from 2025 - IEA Growth in global oil demand to slow from 2025 - IEA
- November 15, 2019

With nearly a tenth of the world's population living in SE Asia, a rapidly developing industrial base and growing consumer class, it is unsurprising that there has been an increase in demand for energy. While the rise in emission is slowing down, rise in emissions slows but, 'with no peak before 2040, the world falls far short of shared sustainability goals'. (more...)
Curiosity noticed unusual changes in the concentration of oxygen on Mars Curiosity noticed unusual changes in the concentration of oxygen on Mars
- November 15, 2019

The hunt is part of NASA's mission to determine whether life ever existed on Mars . Carbonates help form structures that can survive in fossil form for billions of years, including seashells, coral and some stromatolites. Evidence of the delta's arms was found running along the crater's floor using orbital observations. They considered the possibility that carbon dioxide or water molecules could have released oxygen when they broke apart in the atmosphere , leading to the short-lived ... (more...)
SpaceX Crew Dragon Releases Photos Of Emergency Escape Engines Test SpaceX Crew Dragon Releases Photos Of Emergency Escape Engines Test
- November 15, 2019

Now, SpaceX has successfully examined the engines with out incident, paving the way for a exam flight upcoming year. Like SpaceX , Boeing expects to launch its first crewed demonstration flight early next year. Perhaps probably the most placing rationale for approving the extra cash was that Boeing may have talked over backing out of the skilled crew technique ( CCP ). (more...)
Supreme Court asks Centre to explore possibilities of combating air pollution Supreme Court asks Centre to explore possibilities of combating air pollution
- November 14, 2019

The Delhi government on Wednesday had ordered all government and private schools in the city to remain shut on November 14-15 on account of the deteriorating air quality. Kejriwal also said that he has spoken to several experts and entrepreneurs and they told him that paddy straw was already being used by some industrial units, thus indicating that buyers of paddy straw were readily available. (more...)
Japan's Hayabusa2 leaves asteroid to return to Earth at end of 2020 Japan's Hayabusa2 leaves asteroid to return to Earth at end of 2020
- November 13, 2019

Starting tomorrow, the spacecraft will leave Ryugu ambitious and head back to Earth, the asteroid sample bringinghopefullyits along with it. JAXA , the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, said it confirmed the probe's departure, following the firing of engines at 10:05 a.m., Japan time, on Wednesday. (more...)
Rare Deer-Like Animal Rediscovered In Vietnam After 30 Years Rare Deer-Like Animal Rediscovered In Vietnam After 30 Years
- November 12, 2019

Chevrotains typically weigh less than 10 pounds. In the following five months, they set up another 29 cameras and captured 1881 photos of the animal . Despite its deceiving nickname, chevrotains are the planet's smallest hoofed mammals - not mice or deer, according to a Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) press release. (more...)
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely tonight; bitterly cold Tuesday and Wednesday FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely tonight; bitterly cold Tuesday and Wednesday
- November 12, 2019

We are forecasting a low near 20 on Wednesday morning! A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the southern 2/3 of our area from Waterloo to Dubuque and south until tomorrow as roads could be slick. The cold will stick around on Wednesday , which will be sunny with a high of 35 and a low of 22. New Orleans, Nashville, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Buffalo could have their coldest highs on record for November 12. (more...)
Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches 2nd Batch of 60 Starlink Satellites
- November 12, 2019

Prior to Monday's mission , Musk shared photos of the launch site and payload on Twitter over the weekend, noting that it would be the fourth mission for Falcon 9's reusable first stage and the second for the fairing. At present, there are slightly more than 2,100 active satellites in orbit around the Earth. SpaceX landed the booster on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean. (more...)
How to safely watch Mercury pass in front of the Sun today How to safely watch Mercury pass in front of the Sun today
- November 11, 2019

According to NASA , Mercury will set its journey on November 11 across the sun at around 7.35 a.m. EST (1235 GMT). As always, it's not safe to stare at the sun with the naked eye, though it won't be visible anyway, without a telescope or binoculars fit with solar filters. (more...)
Mercury’s rare Sun transit will happen on Monday: Here’s how to watch Mercury’s rare Sun transit will happen on Monday: Here’s how to watch
- November 11, 2019

EST (12:04 p.m. CST). During the transit, Mercury will look like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun's face, NASA said in a blog this week, adding that the event will be widely visible from most of Earth, including the Americas, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, and western Asia. (more...)
Italy to make climate change study compulsory in schools Italy to make climate change study compulsory in schools
- November 10, 2019

Cramarossa reported a panel of scientific authorities, like Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of Columbia University's Middle for Sustainable Enhancement, and American economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, will enable the ministry redevelop the nationwide curriculum to pay extra notice to weather adjust and sustainability. (more...)
Wildfires in eastern Australia pose an 'unprecedented' threat Wildfires in eastern Australia pose an 'unprecedented' threat
- November 09, 2019

More than 30 people including firefighters received medical treatment for burns and one patient had cardiac arrest, he said. The body was found in a burnt-out building north of Taree after fire swept through the township of Johns River on Saturday afternoon. (more...)
See Mercury glide across the sun in rare sky show See Mercury glide across the sun in rare sky show
- November 09, 2019

From anywhere in the country where skies are clear, Mercury can be seen crossing the sun with binoculars or a telescope. Every 88 years Mercury completes each orbit around the sun, and passes between the Earth and sun every 116 days. "Transits are a visible demonstration of how the planets move around the sun, and everyone with access to the right equipment should take a look", Mike Cruise, president of the Royal Astronomical Society, said in a statement from England. (more...)
12 wine bottles arrive at space station for yearlong stay 12 wine bottles arrive at space station for yearlong stay
- November 09, 2019

The project is the brainchild of Space Cargo Unlimited (SCU ), a European self-described space-bio startup that has partnered with NASA and a number of French universities to research the effects of microgravity and radiation on wine in space . (more...)
Evansville Museum Hosting Transit of Mercury Viewing Early Monday at Reitz Hill Evansville Museum Hosting Transit of Mercury Viewing Early Monday at Reitz Hill
- November 08, 2019

The last Mercury transit was in 2016. The Transit of the planet mercury across the Sun's disk is a unique celestial event, and University of Karachi is making it possible to observe it. and will have four or five telescopes set up for public viewing of the event. KW residents have three options for viewing Mercury in transit . The actual transit will begin at 7:35 a.m., but you will have to wait for the sun to clear the trees to be able to see it. (more...)
Italy making climate change studies compulsory at schools Italy making climate change studies compulsory at schools
- November 08, 2019

A panel of worldwide scientific experts is reportedly advising Italy's environment ministry on how to redevelop the national curriculum with regard to climate change and sustainability. The government's announcement was welcomed by green campaigners, but some Italians voiced concerns that an emphasis on environmental issues could damage the country's fragile economy. (more...)
Boeing Proposes 'Fewest Steps to Moon' for NASA's Human Lander Boeing Proposes 'Fewest Steps to Moon' for NASA's Human Lander
- November 07, 2019

The samples preserve the vertical layering of the lunar soil storing information on landslides and volatiles trapped beneath the Moon's surface. Using the more powerful block 1B variant of the SLS, Boeing says a lunar landing can been carried out with just five "mission critical events" instead of almost a dozen required by competing designs that might require the use of Gateway and multiple launches with less-powerful commercial rockets. (more...)
Doping: WADA to investigate athletes coached by banned Salazar Doping: WADA to investigate athletes coached by banned Salazar
- November 07, 2019

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach pledged $10 million to fight doping in sports, half of which would go toward storing samples from pre-Olympics testing for 10 years and the other half toward investigations and research. (more...)
Voyager 2 enters the interstellar space after 42 years Voyager 2 enters the interstellar space after 42 years
- November 06, 2019

Voyager 2 is the main priority for receiving new plans because it's collecting more data with an instrument that isn't working on Voyager 1 . "It's kind of like looking at an elephant with a microscope", Bill Kurth, also from the University of Iowa, said in the statement. (more...)
11,000 scientists warn: climate change isn't just about temperature 11,000 scientists warn: climate change isn't just about temperature
- November 06, 2019

The paper urges the use of the data provided, hoping it will "better allow policymakers, the private sector, and the public to understand the magnitude of this crisis, track progress, and realign priorities for alleviating climate change". Reducing reliance on animal products and shifting towards plant-based diets could reduce emissions of methane and other greenhouse gas emissions that are a byproduct of massive agricultural practices. (more...)

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