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Adidas Plans To End Use Of 'Virgin' Plastic By 2024

Adidas Plans To End Use Of 'Virgin' Plastic By 2024 LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Custom adidas at Maker Lab at adidas Creates 747 Warehouse St. - an event in basketball culture on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Thus every year they will save 40 tons of plastic, and will instead use recycled raw materials. The material is cheap and versatile, but governments and consumers are increasingly aware of its huge environmental costs. [Full Article...]

How to watch Blue Origin launch New Shepard rocket live

It's a situation that would only occur if the passenger capsule needed to boost away from the rocket booster in case of an emergency during launch. Numerous payloads will be flying in the spacecraft during the test, ranging from global customers, such as Thailand's "mu Space-1" - which includes an assortment of scientific and medical items, several textile materials they plan to use on their fut... [Full Article...]

Britain plans to build first spaceport for launching satellites in Scotland

Britain plans to build first spaceport for launching satellites in Scotland Space companies Lockheed Martin and Orbex are investing in space launch operations and plan to bring innovative new technology to Britain, business secretary Greg Clark announced today (Monday 16 July) during the Farnborough International Airshow. [Full Article...]

Astronomers Just Announced The Discovery of 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

Astronomers Just Announced The Discovery of 12 New Moons Around Jupiter Aside from the hulking Galilean moons that stretch thousands of miles in diameter, most of Jupiter's moons, including the new twelve, are between a mile and a few tens of miles across. The final discovery is classified as an " oddball " as it has an orbit unlike any other Jovian moon. The researchers were searching for the proposed "Planet X" or "Planet 9", which astronomers believe exists and c... [Full Article...]

Quadrillion tons of diamonds found deep in Earth

Diamonds are made of pure carbon and formed under vast heat and pressure over many millions of years. In a way, Faul says cratonic roots made partly of diamond makes sense. "We went through all the different possibilities, from every angle, and this is the only one that's left as a reasonable explanation". They also lead different researches now to see if the cratons, which are also known as roo... [Full Article...]

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

Sheppard did not set out to detect new moons. University of Hawaii's Dave Tholen and Northern Arizona University's Chad Trujillo are also part of the planet search team. TheyÂre calling one moon an ‘oddball because of its unusual orbit. Many of Jupiter's outer moons were likely formed by collisions between larger retrograde moons and oddball prograde satellites. [Full Article...]

12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

As part of that search, Sheppard was using the 4-meter Víctor Blanco Telescope in Chile in March of a year ago and realized that Jupiter was right near the part of the sky he wanted to search. Using the Blanco four-metre telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American in Chile - which had been recently fitted with a new and highly sensitive instrument called the "Dark Energy Camera", which is about t... [Full Article...]

Heat warning issued for Calgary and a large portion of eastern Alberta

Heat warning issued for Calgary and a large portion of eastern Alberta Northeast to southwest lines of strong to severe thunderstorms are tracking slowly eastward through the region at 40 km/h. Meanwhile, there are concerns about what effect the hot, dry weather will have on an already wildfire-prone section of Vancouver Island from Nanaimo to Cowichan Bay. [Full Article...]

8 rare black rhinos die from salt intake at new Kenya habitat

8 rare black rhinos die from salt intake at new Kenya habitat According to WWF, black rhino populations declined dramatically in the 20th century, mostly at the hands of European hunters and settlers. In moving a group of 11 rhinos to the newly created Tsavo East National Park from Nairobi last month, the Kenya Wildlife Service said it hoped to boost the population there. [Full Article...]

Scientists trace back elusive neutrino to distant black hole

Scientists trace back elusive neutrino to distant black hole One of the two papers published Thursday in Science on the findings involves 16 teams comprising more than 1,000 scientists. These particles come down on is from our host star sun, however, it can also come from the other sources that don't belong to our solar system. [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India

Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India It will happen at 13:24 local time. The real treat is the lunar eclipse that will take place later this month. "The brighter Mars will remain very close to the eclipsed Moon in the sky on July 27-28 and can be spotted very easily with the naked eye", said the ministry in a statement. [Full Article...]

Rare Binary Asteroid Discovered Near Earth

Rare Binary Asteroid Discovered Near Earth First the dual nature of the asteroid noticed Observatory radio telescope in Goldstone, California . Near-Earth asteroid 2017 YE5 was discovered with observations provided by the Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey on December 21, 2017, but no details about the asteroid's physical properties were known until the end of June. [Full Article...]

Ghostly particles give scientists new understanding of universe

Ghostly particles give scientists new understanding of universe This means that these particles pass right through thousands of planets, stars, and even humans at almost the speed of light. The elusive and eerie particle they found was traced back to one of the most significant objects in existence. [Full Article...]

Solar Eclipse July 13: what not to do in any case

During a total lunar eclipse , the Moon's disk can take on a dramatically colourful appearance from bright orange to blood red and more rarely dark brown to very dark gray, depending upon the part of the Earth's shadow it would be passing through. [Full Article...]

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says The Associated Press says the US has paid Moscow up to $82 million a seat for the ride into orbit. It says NASA is considering options. Based on an analysis conducted in April, the GAO estimates an average certification date for the companies at December 2019 for Boeing and January 2020 for SpaceX. [Full Article...]

Color X-ray scanner uses CERN tech to see all your innards

Color X-ray scanner uses CERN tech to see all your innards New Zealand's CERN Physics Laboratory says New Zealand scientists have used 3-D color X-rays in humans for the first time using a technology that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics. The MARS scanner incorporates Medipix chip technology developed at CERN. MARS' solution couples the spectroscopic information generated by the Medipix3 enabled detector with powerful algorithms to... [Full Article...]

Jaguar escapes at New Orleans zoo, kills 6 animals

Jaguar escapes at New Orleans zoo, kills 6 animals While it has not happened in quite a long time, the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is not a stranger to an escaped jaguar. The Audubon Zoo said in a statement that the jaguar escaped around 7:30 a.m. The zoo is going to remain closed through Saturday as officials continue their investigation, but it is expected to return to normal operating hours on Sunday, July 15, 2018. [Full Article...]

Ireland makes anti-fossil fuel moves but gas still in play

Ireland makes anti-fossil fuel moves but gas still in play The ISIF is worth €8.9bn (£7.9bn; $10.4bn), of which more than €300m is invested in oil, gas, coal and other fossil fuels , according to Ireland's Catholic development agency, Trócaire, which supported the bill. It was initially introduced by independent MP Thomas Pringle , followed by a long-running campaign led by Irish global development charity Trócaire. [Full Article...]

Historic launch towers at Cape Canaveral demolished

Historic launch towers at Cape Canaveral demolished Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith of the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base gave the all-clear for the demolition, according to a Facebook post from the base . The last launch from the towers came on September 10, 2011, when United Launch Alliances workhorse Delta II program sent gravity mapping probes to the moon for NASA. [Full Article...]

Whalers accused of killing a rare 'blue whale' off Iceland

However, Iceland doesn't follow the worldwide moratorium on killing all whales, and will give permits for hunting fin whales, which they do not believe are threatened. Speaking to CNN, professor of biology Adam A.Peck at the University of Hawaii says that the whale hunted by Hvalur hf on Saturday night is a blue whale and not a hybrid blue/ fin whale as believed by Icelandic experts. [Full Article...]


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