Rocket Lab Completes First Commercial Launch Of Its Electron Rocket

A bit of space trivia for readers - "It's Business Time" got its name in honor of being the first of the company's rockets to carry a full load of paying customers. Rocket Lab is building small rockets priced at about $5.7 million a launch. The rock... More..

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Stephen Hawking's wheelchair auctioned for a whopping $393,000
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair auctioned for a whopping $393,000

Hawking's items were sold by Christie's, a British auction house, as part of "On the Shoulders of Giants ". The same price of £296,750 was achieved by Hawking's earliest existing motorized wheelchair , which ...More..

Cigar-shaped object could be alien spacecraft, Harvard researchers claim
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Cigar-shaped object could be alien spacecraft, Harvard researchers claim

They proposed that it was powered along by "solar radiation pressure" produced by the sun, but went on to make more "exotic" suggestions to explain its acceleration. "It's certainly ingenious to show that an ...More..

Starman and Tesla Roadster Have Shot Past Mars, SpaceX Says
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Starman and Tesla Roadster Have Shot Past Mars, SpaceX Says

The US Justice Department (FBI) has also requested documents as part of a similar investigation, but those investigators have not issued subpoenas or made other formal requests, Tesla said in a statement Frid...More..

Delhi Air Quality On The Brink Of Turning Severe, Say Authorities
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Delhi Air Quality On The Brink Of Turning Severe, Say Authorities

On Tuesday, the air quality turned to the "severe" category, which is the worst category in the Air Quality Index ( AQI ) assessed by the Central Pollution Control Board ( CPCB ). A total of 167 complaints of...More..

Russian Federation blames rocket failure on technical malfunction
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

Russian Federation blames rocket failure on technical malfunction

The accident was the first serious launch problem experienced by a manned Soyuz space mission since 1983, when a crew narrowly escaped before a launchpad explosion. Roscosmos deputy durector Alexander Lopatin ...More..

Kepler telescope dead after finding thousands of worlds
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

Kepler telescope dead after finding thousands of worlds

Jessie Dotson, Kepler project scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center, said, "I guess I feel like it was the little spacecraft that could". Kepler discovered more than 2,600 planets outside our solar sys...More..

Brazil's Bolsonaro to merge environment, farm ministries
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

Brazil's Bolsonaro to merge environment, farm ministries

However, Bosch's CEO in Brazil, Wolfram Anders, sees the positive stock market move as speculative, not sustainable. Barbosa said "so far, they have only robbed our country". However, Bolsonaro has proposed...More..

IL sees jump in turnout for early voting
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

IL sees jump in turnout for early voting

Early voting turnout is on track to mirror what we saw during the 2014 midterm elections. Your voice matters. And, when it comes to what gets politicians to sit up and pay attention, your vote is your voice. ...More..

NASA solar probe sets two wild space records on way to sun
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

NASA solar probe sets two wild space records on way to sun

Parker Solar Probe , shown in this animation, became the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun on October 29, 2018, when it passed within 26.55 million miles of the Sun's surface. At about 10:54 p.m. EDT, #ParkerS...More..

Human activity has decimated 60% of animal populations since 1970
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Human activity has decimated 60% of animal populations since 1970

The strongly worded report claims that humanity has thus far "failed the natural world" with declines in freshwater ecosystems especially pronounced. The main problem for biodiversity climate change. ...More..

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still not threat to land National News
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still not threat to land National News

Additional strengthening is forecast through Tuesday, with a gradual weakening forecast after. Under the heading Hazards Affecting Land, the hurricane center said: "None". Hurricane season runs through Nove...More..

Delhi's Air Quality Falls, Inches Closer To
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Delhi's Air Quality Falls, Inches Closer To "Severe" Category

The eight areas in Delhi that recorded severe air quality Saturday are Anand Vihar, Dwarka Sector 8, Narela, Punjabi Bagh, Bawana, Mundaka, Vivek Vihar and Rohini. The warning comes a day after air pollution sh...More..

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

A tropical depression about 1,000 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands developed further on Thursday and is expected to become a named storm by sometime this weekend. Subtropical Storm Oscar formed late ...More..

Remote Hawaiian Island Nearly Vanished After Hurricane Walaka
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Remote Hawaiian Island Nearly Vanished After Hurricane Walaka

The Category-3 hurricane created a storm surge that washed over the small slice of land measuring only 121 metres wide. There's no way to know at this point if East island will resurface. East Island was part...More..

Trump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

Trump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020

President Donald Trump has demanded that Pentagon create a new military service, a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space". Pence said at an earlier Washington Post forum that China and Russ...More..

Willa dumping
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Willa dumping "torrential rains" on parts of Mexico after becoming tropical storm

It's heading to the north-northeast at 17kph (10 mph). - Hurricane Willa crashed ashore in western Mexico Tuesday, lashing the Pacific coast with powerful winds and heavy rain before weakening to a tropical dep...More..

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

Simply put, many ice shelves, particularly in West Antarctica, are losing ice faster than they can be replenished . Although it's hard to tell the size of the iceberg in this photo, Brunt said, but it's lik...More..

Stephen Hawking's personal items to be sold at auction
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Stephen Hawking's personal items to be sold at auction

A motorized red and maroon leather wheelchair Hawking used from the late-1980s to the mid-1990s is also for sale. Thomas Venning, head of books and manuscripts at Christie's , said the papers "trace the de...More..

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

This diagram shows the spacecraft that comprise the BepiColombo Mercury mission, as well as the location of the monitoring camera that took the mission's first photo - the selfie seen at left, which was captu...More..

Orionid meteor shower to peak in coming days
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Orionid meteor shower to peak in coming days

During its peak, people will be able to see up to 20 meteors per hour from the Comet Halley. Be careful to avoid the glare of a fairly full moon, though, which might block some of the meteors from view. Althoug...More..

This Antarctic Ice Shelf Sounds Dark And Foreboding Like Doom Metal
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

This Antarctic Ice Shelf Sounds Dark And Foreboding Like Doom Metal

The vibrations themselves are believed to have been created by strong winds blowing across the dunes atop the Ross ice shelf, which vibrates the ice. Relatively warmer waters eating away at ice shelves. The s...More..

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England

In the winter, the NOAA said, typical El Nino conditions include wetter-than-average precipitation in the southern USA and drier conditions in parts of the northern U.S. Northern Florida and southern Georgi...More..

China to launch artificial ‘moon’ into orbit to light up cities
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

China to launch artificial ‘moon’ into orbit to light up cities

The company says it will be launching an "illumination satellite " in less than two years, this created to light up the night sky with artificial light 8 times greater than the actual Moon . The moon orbits t...More..

No Time to Be Nervous: Russian Cosmonaut Shrugs Off Emergency Landing
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

No Time to Be Nervous: Russian Cosmonaut Shrugs Off Emergency Landing

Ovchinin said he and Hague understood something was wrong when emergency lights came on in the cabin. During the launch of the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 on October 11, the carrier rocket crashed and ...More..

Death toll rising after France is hit by flash floods
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Death toll rising after France is hit by flash floods

Authorities said many people were stranded on rooftops and would have to be evacuated by air because it was too unsafe by boat. This well-known weather pattern occurs 3 to 6 times a year in the region and a...More..

Why climate change means beer could become more scarce
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Why climate change means beer could become more scarce

He pointed to a fall in barley yields in the United Kingdom this spring as proof of climate change's effect on the crop. And the results of these two were given as inputs into a third, an algorithm that model...More..

Florida resident surveys 'total devastation' from Hurricane Michael
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Florida resident surveys 'total devastation' from Hurricane Michael

No tropical cyclone warnings or watches were in effect in the United States. So far, the death toll stands at 18 people after Michael roared ashore Wednesday in Mexico Beach as a Category 4 hurricane with 1...More..

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 13
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 13

Further details were not immediately available. At least 11 deaths have been blamed on the storm, which is the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. "So many lives have been changed forever, so ...More..

Crewed spacecraft bound for ISS forced to make emergency ballistic descent
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Crewed spacecraft bound for ISS forced to make emergency ballistic descent

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Hague and Ovchinin left the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the International Space Station at 2:40 p.m. local time on Thursday . Russian flight controllers described ...More..