Stories about Sci-tech

Aug 13 2018

Scientists concerned about endangered orca still pushing body of her calf

If the plan goes ahead, J50 would be given unmedicated fish to see if feeding is feasible and gauge her response. Brad Hanson of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmosp...

Aug 12 2018

NASA ready for trip to the sun

On Earth, this speed would enable someone to get from Philadelphia to Washington in one second, the agency said. We use Venus to give us a gravity assist, if I can have...

Aug 12 2018

What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

With the moon in a new phase, the sky will remain exceptionally dark when between 70 and 150 meteors per hour may be seen, depending on one's viewing location. Smoke from...

Aug 11 2018

Hundreds of ‘shooting stars’ will light up the sky this weekend

The Perseids meteor shower occurs around mid-August. With no moonlight to interfere, it is expected to become one of the best meteor displays of the year. The emira...

Aug 09 2018

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches Indonesian satellite

EDT (0518 GMT) today (Aug. 7) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station , successfully lofting an Indonesian telecommunications satellite to orbit. In May 2018, Fa...

Aug 07 2018

Red tide algae bloom killing marine life off Florida coast

However, there has yet to be a firm link established between nutrient pollution and the severity of red tide, according to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Social m...

Aug 05 2018

Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

Industry experts agree. In his May testimony before Congress, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers president Mitch Bainwol urged the administration to "incorporate Cali...

Aug 05 2018

Meet NASA's new astronauts

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the test flight astronauts for SpaceX's Dragon , Bridenstine said . NASA is working with Space X and Boeing to...

Aug 04 2018

Trump administration rolls back vehicle fuel economy standards

The proposal from the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency would freeze fuel efficiency standards at 2020 levels through 2026, and requi...

Jul 29 2018

Astronomers Find Massive Underground Reservoir of Liquid Water on Mars

For the first time ever, scientists believe they've discovered a significant body of liquid water on Mars . The study area is highlighted using a THEMIS IR image mosai...

Jul 29 2018

Plastic Straw Bans Grow After Seattle Takes the Lead

This change could cut down its plastic use by 80 percent. As reported by Newsweek , up until today, Seattle became the first major USA city to ban plastic straws in ...

Jul 28 2018

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

But the nearest distance between them keeps changing every year, as the planets can take varying time to orbit the sun. The next close approach, meanwhile, in 2020, will ...

Jul 27 2018

Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century to be visible in Qatar tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday July 27, 2018, is a going to be a great day. Durbanites should hope for a cloudless Friday night for a clear view of the lunar eclipse . "The rim of t...

Jul 26 2018

Liquid water ‘lake’ revealed in mars

The lake was discovered in the Planum Australe region using the MARSIS (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding) instrument. "It's probably not a...

Jul 22 2018

Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200000 for a flight to space

The booster and capsule - both repeat fliers - landed successfully. Wednesday's flight will be the ninth by a New Shepard rocket, and the third using Blue Origin's ...

Jul 16 2018

Jaguar escapes at Audubon Zoo, killing six other animals before recapture

Three other animals were being treated after the incident. Two injured foxes survived overnight. "We perform drills for just these situations multiple times a year an...

Jul 13 2018

TS Chris to become hurricane off NC coast

Jose Alamo, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told The Associated Press that 1 to 5 inches (3 to 13 centimeters) of rain fell across Puerto Rico. The off...

Jul 12 2018

Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court?

The centrist Anti-Defamation League was also wary of Trump's nominee. The downside is that they'll be persona non grata in the party. As soon as it was announced Kenned...

Jul 11 2018

Tropical Storm Beryl moving through the Atlantic Ocean

The storm poses no threat to land, but forecasters expect it to become a hurricane on Monday. While the forecast for tropical storm and hurricane activity levels in t...

Jul 02 2018

SpaceX Launches AI Robot, Fresh Supplies For ISS Crew

Like HAL, the autonomous Cimon is an acronym: it stands for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion . " CIMON is created to support astronauts in performing routine work,...