Sci-tech

Every Indian can be proud of manned space mission: ISRO chief

Every Indian can be proud of manned space mission: ISRO chief Before undertaking the launch, we will have two unmanned missions. Mangalyaan is another Indian space project. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had proposed India's human space flight programme - Vyom - almost a decade ago. [Full Article...]

Subtropical depression forms far off in north Atlantic

Subtropical depression forms far off in north Atlantic In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists. At this point, Lane poses no threat to land. At about 11 a.m. Continuity prevents a higher forecast, but Lane seems destined to eventually become a category-4 hurricane like Hector. The storm is a newly named by the US National Hurricane centre and has already reached maximum sustained winds near 40 miles p... [Full Article...]

NASA launched a new probe to study the Sun

NASA launched a new probe to study the Sun NASA selected ULA's Delta IV Heavy to begin the Parker Solar Probe's journey to the sun. The three boosters and two additional upper stages lofted the Parker Solar Probe on a super-fast trip to the sun. And why is the sun's atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as Parker theorized in 1958? Several other designs on the spacecraft keep Parker Solar Probe sheltered from the he... [Full Article...]

Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads

Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads Lee County, at the center of the outbreak, has received a total of $1.3 million for its cleanup efforts, according to Scott's statement, while tourism agency Visit Florida has been granted $500,000 in an effort to bolster flagging tourism across areas of the state affected by red tide . [Full Article...]

Unmanned NASA craft takes off on mission towards Sun

Unmanned NASA craft takes off on mission towards Sun During the journey, the spacecraft will fly by Venus at speeds of 4,30,000 miles per hour, the equivalent of flying from NY to Tokyo in one minute. The probe, about the size of a auto, will fly through the Sun's atmosphere and will come as close as 3.8 million miles to the star's surface, well within the orbit of Mercury and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before (Ear... [Full Article...]

Green Lights Captured Shooting Across The Sky During Meteor Shower

Green Lights Captured Shooting Across The Sky During Meteor Shower The peak and most optimum time to see the show will be early on Monday morning. The meteor shower is actually the Earth moving into particles of dust and rock from the comet, some as small as grains of sand. The Perseid meteor shower, considered to be the best astronomical event of the year, happens when the Earth orbits through the trail of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle Comet. [Full Article...]

Australian stumbles upon prehistoric mega-shark teeth at the beach

Australian stumbles upon prehistoric mega-shark teeth at the beach Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly holds a giant shark tooth-evidence that a shark almost twice the size of a great white once stalked Australia's ancient oceans-at the Melbourne Museum on August 9, 2018. This is because sharks, who have the ability to regrow teeth, lose up to a tooth a day and cartilage, the material a shark skeleton is made of, does not readily fossilise. [Full Article...]

Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet NASA has billed the mission as the first spacecraft to "touch the Sun". The corona gives rise to the solar wind, a continuous flow of charged particles that permeates the solar system and can cause havoc with communications technology on Earth. [Full Article...]

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun The new, 60-minute launch window opens at 3.31am (3.31pm Singapore time) for the Parker Solar Probe, a US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion) unmanned spacecraft that aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the centre of our solar system. [Full Article...]

Perseid Meteor Shower to put on show over South Florida

You might want to go to bed a little later the weekend of Aug.11 because the best meteor shower in years is about to happen. Meteor showers are the most handsome occurrences in a night sky. The Perseids radiate from the constellation Perseus in the eastern horizon and is associated with the debris of comet Swift-Tuttle which last passed by Earth in 1992. [Full Article...]

This year's last solar eclipse in Asia and northern Europe on Saturday

This year's last solar eclipse in Asia and northern Europe on Saturday The partial solar eclipse will be visible in the day starting at around 1:32 pm Indian Standard Time (IST), and will be visible till 5:02 PM IST. When the Moon covers part of the Sun, the phenomenon is called partial solar eclipse . We call this an eclipse season. A partial solar eclipse is visible over a statue. The moon will cover approximately 73% of the sun when the eclipse is at it... [Full Article...]

Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower

Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower This is the time period where the Earth passes through the Swift-Tuttle comet's debris field. "That's what we call the radiant, which is where the majority of meteors are coming from". It won't be closer until 2035. A number of planets will also be highly visible. Saturn and Mars will also be in view until about 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., respectively. [Full Article...]

Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada

Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada She is one of only 75 remaining southern resident killer whales that are found in coastal waters from British Columbia to California. An endangered killer whale that has prompted an global rescue effort won't receive antibiotics by dart or by fish if it's found in Canadian water today. [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft to visit the sun to offer closest view

NASA spacecraft to visit the sun to offer closest view Understanding how the corona works will help scientists anticipate risky space weather storms, which can disrupt the power grid on Earth. "It's very important for us to be able to predict the weather in the same simple way we predict the weather on Earth", explains Alex Young, a NASA scientist. [Full Article...]

NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' starts tomorrow

NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' starts tomorrow Nasa is set to launch a spacecraft on a scorching journey towards the sun, with an aim to offer the closest-ever glimpse of the star at the centre of the solar system. The powerful rocket is needed to propel the payload, NASA's Parker Solar Probe , to the sun. A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY . Ultimately, the more we can learn about the Sun, the better. [Full Article...]

Here's how to see the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

Here's how to see the Perseid meteor shower this weekend How many meteors will we see? No special equipment is needed to witness the Perseids meteor shower , Son said , recommending places with an unobstructed view of the sky. "Most of the time when you get the highest fields is when the comet itself is actually close to the sun". Records of the meteor shower date back nearly 2,000 years. [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower best seen next weekend

Perseid meteor shower best seen next weekend The best time to view is in the pre-dawn hours. The Perseid Meteor Shower produces more fireballs than any other meteor shower. It's that time of year again: The Perseid meteor shower peaks on the weekend of August 12 and 13. Find a spot where you can lay back and comfortably observe as much of the sky as possible. Fun Fact: It will actually take your eyes about 30 minutes to adjust, meani... [Full Article...]

Grieving killer whale carries dead calf for over two weeks

Scientists and researchers on Wednesday saw the grieving orca known as J35, or Tahlequah, still carrying her dead calf in coastal waters near the border between British Columbia and Washington State. Meanwhile, marine biologists are closely monitoring the condition of Scarlet, an ailing three-year-old orca from the same pod. And unfortunately, we all need some time to adjust to the death of baby... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Hector to pass just south of Hawaii

Hurricane Hector to pass just south of Hawaii A tropical storm warning was in place Wednesday for the Big Island with gusty winds, rain and unsafe surf possible. Off the coast of Mexico, meanwhile, Hurricane John lumbered toward the Baja California peninsula as a Category Two storm. As of 11 a.m., the Category 3 storm was about 220 miles south of Hilo and continues to weaken, with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles an hour, moving west at... [Full Article...]

Drought in southeast Australia worsens

Drought in southeast Australia worsens With no feed, farmers have been forced to ship in grain or hay from other parts of the country to keep sheep and cattle alive, spending thousands of extra dollars a week just to stay afloat. In some regions, water restrictions have been tightened to the point that residents can only do a maximum of two loads of washing a week and take three-minute showers. [Full Article...]


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