Sci-tech

SpaceX to launch Qatari communications satellite

It will be refurbished and launched for a third time as part of SpaceX's plan to cut down launch costs. That wasn't the case, however, with liftoff taking pla...


After fake moon, China trying to create an artificial sun

The news comes after China shocked the science community last month with plans to launch an "artificial moon" bright enough to replace city streetlights by 202...


Super-Earth Exoplanet Found Orbiting Barnard's Star | Astronomy

Now, an worldwide team of astronomers has managed to discover a possible planet, known as a super-Earth, orbiting the star. The study estimates that the plane...


Small satellite rivalry gets tighter with successful Rocket Lab launch

The first test launch in May 2017 failed to reach orbit. On top of this, the company has a private launch complex stationed on the remote Māhia Peninsula in e...


Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for £300,000 at auction

Rehana Popal, an immigration specialist in London , said that in two years she had lost six instructions on similar grounds. A total of 22 items were sold du...


Ozone showing signs of recovery as per new United Nations report

And if current rates of recovery continue, the entire protective layer ― even the highly depleted parts over the poles ― could heal completely by 2060. Next yea...


Astronomers think that the Solar system called for a probe of aliens

It "may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization", states a paper by two Harvard scientists to be publishe...


United Kingdom and European Union say Irish border issue holding up Brexit agreement

And a backstop can not have a time-limit". London is pushing for a single UK-wide customs arrangement, with additional measures for Northern Ireland to cove...


NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope retires after 9 years of discovering planets

The telescope was able to send data for five years more, until now. After completing its primary mission within four years, the spacecraft was repurposed to loo...


Delhi air quality worsens to 'hazardous' level

According to data retracted from the Central Pollution Control Board , an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 348 was recorded which falls in the very poor ...


The Kepler Space Telescope Is Dead

Engineers noticed that the spacecraft was running low on fuel in June of this year (2018) and worked to ensure that the data on board was safely sent back to ...


Brazilian left reels as country lurches right

Bolsonaro openly praised a Brazilian self styled military dictatorship, defended extrajudicial killings and called for political adversaries to be shot. Bolsona...


NASA says goodbye to Kepler Space Telescope

Watch to find out about its incredible journey. However, it extended well beyond its four-year mission and survived nine eventful years in the space. The enti...


NASA probe gets closer to the sun, breaks record

As of 10:00 a.m. GMT/UTC (5:00 a.m. EDT) on the following day, the probe was 40,350,600 km (25,072,700 mi) from the Sun's surface and closing fast, beating anot...


Russian Federation blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

The Canadian Space Agency said it is still awaiting confirmation of details regarding Saint-Jacques' mission. All manned missions were put on hold until inves...


Albéa commits to support a circular economy for plastics

According to The Strait Times , Ellen MacArthur , head of the plastic initiative, was quoted saying that cleaning up plastics from oceans and beaches is vit...


Global wildlife populations dropped 60 per cent in last 40 years: WWF

Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according ...


More Than 90% of World’s Children Don’t Breathe Clean Air, WHO Reports

Because children are in a key developmental stage and because they breathe more rapidly than adults and are closer to the ground, they are particularly vulnerab...


Hurricane Oscar swirls over western Atlantic

The storm had top sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (95 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 89...


Second ‘0.8 quake recorded at fracking site

As a result of the "red event", Cuadrilla has paused fracking operations for at least the next 18 hours as monitoring continues. Drilling for shale gas at Pr...


Tropical Storm Oscar strengthens but still no threat to land

Forecasters said Oscar was developing a warmer core, indicating it would transition soon to a tropical storm. Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late ...


An entire Hawaiian island has vanished beneath the waves

For now, it is unclear whether East Island will reappear. Service of protection of fish resources and wildlife, the US released satellite photos of Hawaiian ...


In the United States told of the readiness of space forces

Pence is head of the National Space Council , a government body that was revived previous year to draw up plans for the space force envisioned by Trump. "In ...


Nasa photographs rectangular iceberg

They added: "These flights will provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behaviour of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic ice". A...


Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale - Newswatch

A motorized red and maroon leather wheelchair Hawking used from the late-1980s to the mid-1990s is also for sale. Hawking will take his place among Britain's g...


Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft prepared for launch

It took off from the Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana on Saturday morning. The spacecraft is specially created to withstand the sun's high temperatures, as...


Square-shaped iceberg off Antarctica splits from ice shelf

NASA's Operation IceBridge captured this image in one of its airborne surveys of the earth's polar ice caps. A rectangular iceberg in Antarctica is capturin...


Storm explodes into category four hurricane off Mexico

Willa is expected to deliver rainfall of up to 46cm (18in ) along parts of south-west Mexico, the NHC said on Monday, as it reported that the storm was car...


Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

We will have mostly clear skies Monday morning. Halley's Comet passes Earth every 75 to 76 years and as it makes its way around the sun, it leaves a trail of ...


Duchess of Sussex shines like the sun on Sydney Harbour

Britain's Prince Harry operates a remote control auto with Meghan , Duchess of Sussex at the Invictus Games driving challenge on Cockatoo Island in Sydn...


CHECK THIS OUT: Singing ice shelf

Courtesy/Rick Aster.Researchers lay the conduit that connects the seismometer to the solar power system (background) and recording components at a Ross Ice She...


What It Feels Like to Be Aboard a Failed Rocket Launch

Hague also heaped praise upon his fellow passenger, veteran cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, who helped him understand exactly what was happening to the capsule as it...


NOAA Predicts Warmer Winter for Much of the US

The organization's predictive maps placed ME in a sweeping band of orange, signifying that center forecasters believe the state is among those with a 40 percent...


Chinese city wants to launch artificial moon to 'replace streetlights'

Officials in Chengdu, a city of 14 million people in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, announced plans to place a satellite in orbit by 2020 capable o...


Beer shortage due to climate change? Yes, it could happen

During severe climate events, global beer consumption would decline by 16 percent, or almost 30 billion litres - equal to all the beer quaffed each year in the ...