Science

by | October 21, 2018 | 16:56

During its peak, people will be able to see up to 20 meteors per hour from the Comet Halley. While mostly clear and dry conditions are expected in the Delaware Valley Sunday night and Monday, viewing unfortunately for eager stargazers won't be ideal due to the brightness of the almost full moon.

by | October 20, 2018 | 22:35

Center Deputy Director Mike Halpert said in a statement a "weak El Nino " could bring "warmer, drier conditions to parts of the North". The northwestern United States, including parts of Northern California near the OR border, is likely to see the highest chances of warmer temperatures.

by | October 20, 2018 | 17:11

To better understand the forces at work, Chaput and fellow researchers buried 34 seismic sensors under the deep snow layer that sits atop the Ross Ice Shelf's underlying ice. This produces a near-constant set of seismic "tones" that are easy to monitor. The scientists liken it to "singing", but to our ears the creepy dirge of Antarctic ice shelf vibrations sounds more like the sinister score of a horror movie.

by | October 17, 2018 | 22:27

Now, Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Nasa are carrying out investigations to understand what caused the failure. [Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko] will arrive while [Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei] Prokopyev [currently staying on the International Space Station] won't leave yet.

by | October 16, 2018 | 23:28

Interested in Climate Change? He added that "there is something fundamental in the cross-cultural appreciation of beer". In a collaboration that came about over drinks, an worldwide team of climate researchers has modelled the effects of climate change on barley and beer production.

by | October 16, 2018 | 16:45

In an interview, Trump accused scientists of having a "very big political agenda" and asserted that he does not want to put the USA, the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, at a disadvantage in responding to climate change. Mr. Trump called climate change a hoax in November 2012 when he sent a tweet stating, "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive".

by | October 13, 2018 | 21:07

Large areas of the coast of the Panhandle, including Mexico Beach and Panama City , were left in ruins. They assessed the damage and embraced each other. Thousands of residents in the Florida Panhandle are slowly returning to their homes and discovering that everything or nearly everything they owned has been reduced to rubble.

by | October 13, 2018 | 20:13

According to CNN reports on Saturday, more than 1 million people have been left without electricity and emergency officials have no access to many towns. By Friday, authorities had begun setting up distribution centers to dole out food and water. While some in the lesser-hit areas, like Tallahassee, started to get their power back on Thursday, more than 350,000 people remained without power in the Panhandle Friday morning.

by | October 13, 2018 | 18:39

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists: "Thank God the cosmonauts are alive". He added that the president is receiving regular updates about the situation. It was USA astronaut Nick Hague calmly relaying information in Russian to flight controllers. Hague and Ovchinin launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m.

by | October 13, 2018 | 07:43

SpaceX was not part of the award announced Wednesday, but the company's Falcon 9 rockets are used to launch military satellites, NASA spacecraft and commercial payloads from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Vandenberg. "We're making the most of the authorities Congress gave us, and we will no longer be reliant on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine". Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is expanding its purview into missions for the USA military.

by | October 12, 2018 | 21:59

Television news footage showed homes submerged in floodwaters up to their roofs in Mexico Beach . The storm made landfall on Wednesday afternoon near Mexico Beach, about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Panama City . Michael's strong winds lifted a metal carport into the air before it crashed into a Seminole County, Georgia, house and hit the girl's head, emergency officials said.

by | October 12, 2018 | 18:31

NASA said that rescue teams have reached Hague and Ovchinin and they've been taken out of the capsule and were in good condition. The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome , Kazakhstan at 4:40 AM EDT. The next Soyuz launch had been scheduled to take a new three-person crew to the ISS on December 20 and a Progress cargo ship had been set to blast off on October 31.

by | October 12, 2018 | 17:26

Almost two days after landfall, we are finally getting better looks at the widespread devastation Hurricane Michael left along the Florida Panhandle. Hundreds of cars had broken windows. Among those brought to safety were nine people rescued by helicopter from a bathroom of their Panama City home after their roof collapsed, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges said.

by | October 12, 2018 | 14:29

He said those refineries use natural gas to power facilities that produce gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, leading to the cost increase. Gas prices across the Pacific Northwest are expected to spike after a massive pipeline explosion in Canada .

by | October 12, 2018 | 12:27

The report calls for higher taxes on carbon dioxide emissions to shift behaviour, nominating a price of US$27,000 per ton by 2100 but there has been significant political opposition to such taxes, particularly from the USA, the world's second-largest greenhouse gas emitter after China.

by | October 12, 2018 | 10:30

The Hubble space telescope , which has been in orbit since 1990, has temporarily suspended operations because of a gyroscope failure, the United States space agency has said . The agency, though, said it didn't expect Hubble to cease operations any time soon, as its instruments and other key components are working normally.

by | October 11, 2018 | 23:11

University of Georgia's Marshall Shepherd, a former president of the American Meteorological Society, called it a "life-altering event" on Facebook and said he watched the storm's growth on satellite images with a pit growing in his stomach.

by | October 11, 2018 | 23:00

No new technologies are necessary to limit warming, according to the IPCC . The report released this week was written by 91 co-authors from 40 countries, cited more than 6,000 references and incorporated 42,000 comments from governments and experts.

by | October 11, 2018 | 19:13

Asked in the interview whether he was confident enough people would pay for tickets, he told CNBC: " If I have a room full of 10 people, eight out of 10 would love to go to space if they could afford it ". After that, it will be closer to its goal of offering commercial spaceflight to the 600 patrons who have paid $250,000 for a ride. The program follows a move either this year by Townsville Airport, in far north Queensland, to provide emotional support dogs for nervous travellers.

by | October 11, 2018 | 19:04

Mark Howden, head of the Australian National University's Climate Change Institute, said emitting the equivalent of about 420 billions of carbon dioxide would exhaust the remaining carbon budget to cap warming at 1.5 degrees. Hoesung Lee, chairman of the IPCC, emphasized that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celcius (ºC) would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.

by | October 11, 2018 | 17:29

It gathered still more strength just before making landfall northwest of the town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. "I just need to know he's OK. We thought the windows were going to break at any time ", Beu said. The storm is likely to fire up the debate over global warming.

by | October 11, 2018 | 16:12

Based on its internal barometric pressure, Michael was the third most powerful hurricane to hit the USA mainland, behind the unnamed Labor Day storm of 1935 and Camille in 1969. More than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast were ordered or urged to evacuate, but it moved so fast that people didn't have much time to prepare, and emergency authorities lamented that many ignored the warnings , thinking they could ride it out.

by | October 11, 2018 | 12:52

It made landfall on the coast as a Category 1 hurricane on September 14 and drenched some parts of the state with 40 inches (101 centimeters) of rain. The storm, which has sustained winds of 60 mph, was about 25 miles east of Macon, Ga., the National Hurricane Center said in a 2 a.m. ET advisory .

by | October 10, 2018 | 20:13

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in more than 20 counties, and advised Gulf Coast residents to prepare for possible evacuation orders. Tyler and Heather Butler said they didn't realize the storm would be serious until Monday, and chose to hunker down at their Georgette Street home, just two miles from the beach.

by | October 10, 2018 | 18:59

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the SAOCOM-1 satellite on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 7:21 p.m. PDT. Los Angeles residents were similarly impressed by the rocket's ascent. Land-based booster recovery requires more fuel to make it back to dry land. SpaceX caused a bit of concern in December 2017 when they launched a similar rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base .