Stories about Sci-tech

Dec 10 2018

Two-meter robotic arm. NASA showed the probe InSight

While the air pressure sensor recorded the air vibrations directly, the seismometer captured the vibrations caused by the wind moving over the spacecraft's solar panels...

Dec 08 2018

Rocket heads to International Space Station with Christmas dinner for crew members

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk issued several tweets about the anomaly, including video of the stage slowly settling on the water and then tipping over. It is expec...

Dec 07 2018

Attenborough to take "People's Seat" at climate change conference

He said coal was Poland's "strategic fossil fuel" guaranteeing its energy security and sovereignty and "it would be hard not to use it". "Even as we witness devastating...

Dec 02 2018

‘Not Appropriate’: NASA Chides Elon Musk Over Public Pot Smoking

That's when NASA plans to give an update about a program that aims to land privately developed spacecraft on the moon. The National Aeronautics and Space Administrat...

Nov 24 2018

NASA chooses next Mars landing site set to ‘REVOLUTIONISE’ knowledge of planet

Once settled, the solar-powered craft will spend one Martian year - two Earth years - plumbing the depths of the planet's interior for clues to how Mars took form and, ...

Nov 17 2018

Second-closest 'super-Earth' found orbiting sun's stellar twin

Now continues the study of super-earths with spectometry HIRES. Proxima Centauri is the closest star to have a known exoplanet in orbit, Proxima Centauri b . In the ...

Nov 10 2018

US judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline, orders environmental review

Under President Trump, the State Department wrote "there have been numerous developments related to global action to address climate change , including announcements b...

Nov 08 2018

Brexit poll: how the United Kingdom would vote today

Britain is looking for an agreement based on an improved version of the EU's "equivalence" system of financial market access, whereby Brussels allows foreign firms to ope...

Nov 07 2018

New Delhi under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps

Due to deteriorating air quality in the national capital, authorities have declared emergency measures for 10 days starting today. The Air Quality Index for India h...

Nov 04 2018

Bolsonaro's economic guru urges quick Brazil pension reform

He said the media had unjustly described Cuba's former leader, Fidel Castro, as a president while calling Joao Figueiredo, who ruled Brazil during the final years of it...

Oct 31 2018

Brazil elections: Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro wins presidency

He's now been announced as the president-elect. The highly charged campaign has also led to divisions between family and friends thanks to two dramatically different can...

Oct 22 2018

NOAA Predicts Warmer Winter for Much of the US

No part of the United States is predicted to have lower than normal temperatures on average. Matt Rogers, president of the Commodity Weather Group, which specializes in...

Oct 19 2018

China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

This info all comes via Wu Chunfeng, the chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co., who spoke last week at an in...

Oct 14 2018

Rocket failure astronauts will go back into space - Russian official

The launch failure follows close on the heels of another Soyuz issue, in which a hole was discovered August 29 on the MS-09 spacecraft that delivered the most recent cr...

Oct 12 2018

'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

Michael flattened homes, plunged communities into darkness and ravaged whole neighborhoods. Florida's Governor Rick Scott has declared a state emegency in 35 counti...

Oct 12 2018

Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US

Long said that now, search-and-rescue operations are a priority, adding, "The power's not going to be on for a while", the Weather Channel reported. We can not guarante...

Oct 12 2018

Michael downgraded to tropical storm, kills 2 in Florida

Gulf Coast. Michael's winds also toppled trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and flash flooding also was reported in North Carolina's t...

Oct 11 2018

The 'scary-looking' view of Hurricane Michael from the International Space Station

Ken Graham, director of the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, said Michael is "unfortunately, a historical and incredibly risky and life-threatening situation". ...

Oct 11 2018

Key statistics from the United Nations climate report

In elaborating, "As part of the decision to adopt the Paris Agreement, the IPCC was invited to produce, in 2018, a Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C above pre-i...

Oct 11 2018

Vietnam needs further efforts to mitigate climate change

She then said the call to phase out coal power by 2050 was "drawing a very long bow", casting doubt on the expertise of the world's leading climate scientists. A rise in ...