Stories about Sci-tech

Dec 10 2018

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

The US military described Wednesday's mission as "a successful launch but a non-nominal landing". "Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea", C...

Dec 08 2018

Seal with eel stuck up its snout gets help from nosy scientists

Researchers don't know exactly what is causing the eels to lodge themselves up monk seals' noses, but they are clearly problematic for a mammal that seals its nostrils ...

Dec 07 2018

Carbon Emissions Reportedly Will Hit All-Time High

The emissions in the rest of the world, remaining 41 per cent of global emissions, are expected to grow by 1.8 per cent in 2018. But while the study applauded the 15 pe...

Dec 02 2018

NASA chooses private companies for future moon landings

NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, announced that nine private-sector aerospace companies, including Lockheed Martin , will develop the spacecraft and technology to g...

Dec 01 2018

Lunar Landers Selected by NASA for Payload Delivery to the Moon

Unlike past programs where NASA managed every aspect of a space mission, the Commercial Lunar Payload Services program will enable the agency to " buy the service, we'...

Nov 27 2018

It’s time for NASA’s InSight lander to touch down on Mars

InSight is scheduled to touch down on Mars today (Nov. 26) at 3 p.m. ET, joining Mars' other robotic inhabitants: Curiosity , Opportunity and Spirit (though only Cu...

Nov 24 2018

NASA selects ancient crater as next Mars landing site

Named WALL-E and EVE after the main characters in the 2008 animated movie, the twin CubeSats will pass within a few thousand miles (kilometres) of Mars as the lander atte...

Nov 12 2018

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for R5.5m at auction

In addition to Hawking's personal documents and items, an original production script for Stephen Hawking's final appearance on The Simpsons-in which he was portrayed as a...

Nov 11 2018

Delhi bans entry of trucks to combat post-Diwali smog

On Friday, over 400 heavy and medium goods vehicles were returned from Delhi borders due to a ban on their entry as the city's air quality remained severe for the sec...

Nov 10 2018

US judge blocks construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline

Morris said in his decision Thursday the government's analysis didn't fully study the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of current oil prices ...

Nov 10 2018

Mysterious object spotted in solar system may have been an alien probe

Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped object spotted in 2017 during its crossing of the solar system, could possibly, under conditions... have been sent by extraterrestrials, accordin...

Nov 07 2018

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe

Its a collective problem and I urge everyone to please work together. "Only then can we find a soln (sic)". Dust particles, smoke particles as well as smoke from stubb...

Nov 02 2018

Soyuz launch failure due to deformation during assembly: Russian official

A Russian cosmonaut and US astronaut were forced to abort their mission on October 11 after a rocket bound for the International Space Station failed, sending them pl...

Oct 29 2018

Authorities issue advisory as air pollution worsens in Indian capital

The highest AQI of this season was recorded on Friday, October 26, at 361. The PM2.5 level (presence of particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometre...

Oct 25 2018

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis for sale

Thomas Venning, head of books and manuscripts at Christie's , told the Associated Press that these papers "trace the development of his thought-this brilliant, electr...

Oct 22 2018

NOAA releases 2018-19 Winter Outlook

An overall mild winter is expected when it comes to temperatures, with most of the USA expected to see warmer than normal temperatures, some much warmer than normal, acco...

Oct 14 2018

Storm Callum: Roads closed and hundreds without power

But now forecasters are predicting that Storm Callum will begin to fade due to a fresh band of rain. NRW has also advised people to take extra care will driving, to avo...

Oct 14 2018

Aborted launch astronauts to go to space next year: Russian space agency

The journey was expected to take six hours. The Soyuz capsule returned to Earth via a ballistic descent, which is a sharper angle of landing compared to normal. NASA's ...

Oct 13 2018

Rescues, damage in Florida after hurricane — WHAT’S HAPPENING

Waves of search and rescue teams are fanning out across the Florida Panhandle looking for people who rode out Hurricane Michael. Wakulla County issued a dire warning, s...

Oct 13 2018

Hurricane Michael responsible for young girl's death in Georgia

The storm's eye is moving across southern Georgia and towards the Carolinas, which are still reeling from epic floods caused by Hurricane Florence last month. "It feels...