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Bloomberg Offers to Release Women from Non-Disclosure Agreements
- February 22, 2020

Bloomberg said his company will no longer use confidentiality agreements to resolve complaints going forward. "I'd like to talk about who we're running against: a billionaire who calls women "fat broads" and 'horse-faced lesbians.' And no, I'm not talking about Donald Trump , I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg", Warren said during the debate. (more...)
Australia's NSW state to ease water restrictions after heavy rains Australia's NSW state to ease water restrictions after heavy rains
- February 21, 2020

Ms Pavey said water quality had been managed by extensive testing and filtration to catch debris. The change will also be implemented across the Blue Mountains and Illawarra regions. Water supplies were tainted by ash and fire debris after the state's worst ever wildfires, which burnt through millions of acres of bushland and killed more than 30 people nationwide this summer. (more...)
MIT researchers develop system that identifies best way to deflect incoming asteroid
- February 21, 2020

That means knowing how big the asteroid is and its mass. "I am interested in preventing the passage of the keyhole long before the impact on Earth". NASA Officials warns against A total of five huge asteroids that will advance towards earth soon, As indicated by the reports, all of the coming asteroids are in the category of asteroids that are identified and earlier known to intersect Earth's orbit. (more...)
SpaceX announces partnership to send 4 tourists into deep orbit SpaceX announces partnership to send 4 tourists into deep orbit
- February 20, 2020

The Space Adventures deal is a win for CEO Elon Musk's commercial space unit, but may cause tension between existing clients who have previously accused the billionaire of putting his space tourism ambitions ahead of commitments for routine space launches . (more...)
How Much Methane Humans Are Spewing Into The Atmosphere : They've Vastly Underestimated How Much Methane Humans Are Spewing Into The Atmosphere : They've Vastly Underestimated
- February 20, 2020

Humans are creating up to 40 per cent more methane than previously believed, leaving scientists to call for urgent action in reducing fossil fuels, a pioneering study has found. Methane lasts about nine years in the atmosphere compared to carbon dioxide emissions, which persist for about a century. Though the analysis will add to strain on fossil fuel firms, scientists stated there was trigger for hope as a result of it confirmed an enormous additional profit might come from tighter ... (more...)
New renewable device generates electricity ‘out of thin air’ New renewable device generates electricity ‘out of thin air’
- February 19, 2020

Expressing that Air-gen can produce clean energy 24/7, Jun Yao said, "This is the most incredible and exciting application of protein nanowires in history". coli to mass produce the nanowire . Lovley discovered Geobacter sulfurreducens in the mud on the banks of the Potomac River some three decades ago. (more...)
Carig: Mike Trout uncharacteristically takes aim at Astros, Rob Manfred Carig: Mike Trout uncharacteristically takes aim at Astros, Rob Manfred
- February 18, 2020

The MLB investigation discovered an elaborate system of cheating employed by the players to influence the game and they will forever be known as cheaters no matter where they go in life. Despite the league's findings, Turner said that he doesn't believe Manfred did enough to uncover other things the Astros may have been doing in their sign-stealing operation. (more...)
Nobody knows what's going on with the colossal nearby star Betelgeuse Nobody knows what's going on with the colossal nearby star Betelgeuse
- February 18, 2020

Villanova University astronomer, Edward Guinan says the star is nearing the end of its life and it would shrink and collapse before rebounding in an explosion if it were to go supernova. If this is the first time you are hearing about Betelgeuse, don't stress we aren't in any immediate danger. "The two scenarios we are working on are a cooling of the surface due to exceptional stellar activity or dust ejection towards us", said ESO astronomer Miguel Montargès in a statement. (more...)
New Air-Gen Device can Generate Electricity out of air
- February 18, 2020

The Air-Gen is said to be connected to protein nanowires that can be compared when an electrical current is produced through water vapors naturally surrounding in the atmosphere. For example, the technology might be incorporated into wall paint that could help power your home", said Jun. "Or, we may develop stand-alone air-powered generators that supply electricity off the grid", Yao said. (more...)
We have liftoff: Va-launched flight on way to space station We have liftoff: Va-launched flight on way to space station
- February 18, 2020

The almost 4-ton shipment should arrive at the orbiting lab Tuesday. The mission will deliver 8,009 pounds of cargo to the space station. The launch was scheduled two times before Saturday , but due to issues with a fuel valve and some windy weather, NASA and Northrop Grumman chose to abort the mission. (more...)
China sees rise in new virus cases; death toll rises by 105 China sees rise in new virus cases; death toll rises by 105
- February 17, 2020

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in China passed 70,000 on Monday as worldwide experts began meetings with their Chinese counterparts on how to tackle an epidemic that has caused global concern. To avoid more infections, the Hubei authorities have strengthened the province's isolation measures from the rest of the country. Worldwide experts, including those from the World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Beijing on Sunday and began meeting with their counterparts ... (more...)
Wind delays Northrop Grumman's supply run to space station
- February 17, 2020

The next launch attempt for Northrop Grumman's 13th commercial resupply mission is scheduled at 3:21 p.m. on Saturday . Northrop Grumman introduced its Cygnus pill from the Virginia seaside. Packed among those supplies are some tasty morsels for the astronauts, including three kinds of hard cheese (by special request), as well as Lindt chocolates (chili chocolate and sea salt flavor) and other candy just in time for Valentine's Day weekend. (more...)
NASA's Four Possible Planetary Missions Stretch Across the Solar System NASA's Four Possible Planetary Missions Stretch Across the Solar System
- February 16, 2020

Although they are not official missions yet and some ultimately may not be chosen to move forward, the selections focus on compelling targets and science that are not covered by NASA's active missions or recent selections, the USA space agency said on Friday. (more...)
Ex TERI chief, environmentalist RK Pachauri passes away Ex TERI chief, environmentalist RK Pachauri passes away
- February 16, 2020

Pachauri was admitted to Escorts Heart Institute in the national capital where he underwent open heart surgery and was put on life support on Tuesday, sources said. After the FIR was registered in February 2015, Pachauri was given anticipatory bail the next month. A Padma Bhushan victor, Pachauri conceptualised and launched the "Lighting a Billion Lives" initiative in 2008, to facilitate clean energy access for all. (more...)
China Dispatches Some 25,000 Medics to Coronavirus-Hit Hubei Province
- February 16, 2020

The biggest cluster outside China is on a quarantined cruise ship off Japan, with 285 infections now as dozens more cases were confirmed. Europe has 46 cases of the virus that first emerged in central China in December. French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn today confirmed the death of the elderly Chinese tourist, who travelled to the country from the Hubei province on January 16. (more...)
Warnings in force as Storm Dennis looms Warnings in force as Storm Dennis looms
- February 16, 2020

The alerts indicate flooding could be life-threatening, power outages are expected and there is a likelihood of impacts to transport links. The LNER train company has already cancelled dozens of services between London and the north-east of England. (more...)
Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart
- February 16, 2020

So when the American finally arrived home after her space expedition, Sadie Lou couldn't contain her excitement. "Glad she remembers me after a year". Koch returned to Earth on February 6. The emotional video showed the pooch eagerly waiting at the door and jumping in joy when it saw her owner after an 11-month-long space mission. (more...)
Enormous waves race across Atlantic, UK braces for storm
- February 16, 2020

National Weather Service's Ocean Prediction Center. The Met Office has issued eight weather warnings covering most of the United Kingdom this weekend. Robert Morrison, director of operations for CalMac, said the weather will impact the company's ability to deliver services to island communities and the public should be prepared for possible cancellations and delays across all routes. (more...)
Storm Dennis: Navy and RNLI scramble to save man overboard off Kent Storm Dennis: Navy and RNLI scramble to save man overboard off Kent
- February 15, 2020

The Environment Agency said preparations were under way to operate flood defences, flood storage reservoirs and temporary barriers to protect communities. There are nearly 3,000 homes, farms and businesses without electricity, with Cork among the worst affected areas. Snow now lying on higher ground will be melted and will add to the threat. (more...)
Health officials comment on Canada's 1st case of coronavirus in Toronto Health officials comment on Canada's 1st case of coronavirus in Toronto
- February 15, 2020

On Thursday, the US State Department ordered non-emergency personnel and their families to depart China's Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the provincial capital, due to the coronavirus . The CDC said the first US case was confirmed on Tuesday and also involved someone who recently returned home after a visit to Wuhan. There is no known vaccine for 2019-nCov, whose symptoms include fever, fatigue, dry cough, shortness of breath, respiratory distress, pneumonia, kidney failure and, in ... (more...)

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