Sci-tech

China to replace streetlights with artificial moon by 2020

Still, the underlying concept embraced by the experiment - which The New York Times described at the time as a test of "the feasibility of illuminating po...


THE ORIONID METEOR SHOWER Peaks Very Soon!

The shower peaks on October 21, but the meteors may be visible as early as today after midnight. The Orionid meteor shower isn't the most productive shower ...


Bye-bye, BepiColombo: Rocket's red glare kicks off a marathon mission to Mercury

According to Pierre Bousquet, an engineer at France's National Centre for Space Research and head of the French team contributing to the mission , Mercury is...


Scientists Track Haunting Sounds Of Antarctica’s Ice Shelves

For context, it can sometimes be necessary to dramatically speed up or slow down sounds in order for humans to perceive or bear them - like this slowed-down ver...


Forecasters unveil weather outlook for upcoming winter across US

In the winter, the NOAA said, typical El Nino conditions include wetter-than-average precipitation in the southern US and drier conditions in parts of the nor...


Gallery: ULA Atlas V 551 launches with AEHF-4 satellite

The Advanced Extremely High Frequency 4 communications satellite for the USA military is the fourth in a six-satellite constellation. After a smooth liftoff, ...


There's no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book

Published by Bantam Books book answers questions that are frequently asked throughout his life. "There is no God". Other bombshells the British scientist le...


NOAA’s winter forecast for JH looks warm and dry

They also said the El Nino will have a 70 percent to 75 percent chance of happening. An overall mild winter is expected when it comes to temperatures, with ...


Scientists Warn Extinction Now Outpaces Evolution

The team determined that species which could benefit from extra conservation efforts now-before it's too late to save them-include the black rhino , the red p...


Chandra Observatory Of NASA Starts Functioning After One Week Halt

NASA's Hubble telescope also entered safe mode after one of the three gyroscopes (gyros) being used to point and steady the telescope failed. The incredible...


That’s no moon, it’s a Chinese space light

A Chinese city, Chengdu, has perfected plans to replace the city's streetlights with an " artificial moon " by 2020. The company says it will be launching an "i...


Stephen Hawking's Final Warning: Superhumans With Altered DNA Will Conquer Earth

In its latest forecast Stephen Hawking writes that in the future rich people will be able to modify their own DNA genome and their children to improve memory,...


Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

It's now been almost a week since the Soyuz rocket ferrying a NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut failed during launch, leading to a mission abort and se...


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. "Our results reflect impacts of ext...


Russian Federation suspends space launches pending probe into rocket failure — NewsAlert

Russian Federation is now under pressure to prove its space programme is safe or face losing lucrative fees to carry U.S. astronauts into space. The capsule ...


The Final Paper of Stephen Hawking has just been Released

It was completed in the days before Hawking's death in March, and has now been written up by his colleagues at and posted online . Selling had contended th...


Fatherless mice go on to have their own pups

Study author Qi Zhou, a developmental biologist, said their findings showed "a new and clear way to produce offspring between same-sex mammals". Then some unnec...


UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change

Many people will have taken note of the press statement in November, 2016 by the Minister of the Environment and Housing in the then PLP government in which h...


Over 940,000 USA customers without power after Michael

There were at least 6 confirmed fatalities, including a Florida man killed by a tree that crashed through his roof , a North Carolina man also struck by a ...


Emergency landing following Soyuz launch failure

NASA's Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin blasted off to the orbiting lab on Thursday but had to make an emergency landing in their capsule less th...


11-Year-Old Girl Killed by Windborne Carport Amid Hurricane Michael

As Michael moves into the Atlantic, the days of misery are far from over in the coastal cities left devastated beyond recognition. Mr. Long said he worries ab...


Michaëlle Jean defeated in bid for second term to lead la Francophonie

She was elected at the 17th summit of La Francophonie held in Yerevan the capital of Armenia. "With the summit beginning (Thursday), no doubt this discussion ...


Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket

Blue Origin has announced on Twitter that it will pursue a launch site at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, so the New Glenn can blast off either from the Cal...


Michael’s death toll rises to 11, including 5 dead in Virginia

The five deaths in Virginia came as the state dealt with 520,000 power outages, 1,200 closed roads and five suspected tornadoes, said the Virginia Dept. Ahead ...


Hurricane Michael gains strength, continues path toward NC

A storm surge warning is in effect from the Okaloosa-Walton County line to the Anclote River in Florida. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for. The whirlw...


Hurricane Michael: 'Unimaginable destruction after monster storm'

U.S. Army personnel used heavy equipment to push a path through debris in Mexico Beach to allow rescuers through to search for trapped residents, survivors or...


Hurricane Michael: More deaths likely as storm wreaks havoc on Florida

Twenty miles (32km) south of Mexico Beach, floodwaters were more than 7 feet (2.1 meters) deep near Apalachicola, a town of about 2,300 residents, hurricane ...


Rocket Headed for International Space Station Aborts After Launcher Failure

The crew launched at 12:40 (UAE time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters that the Soyuz ca...


The Hubble Space Telescope has to take a Break Due to Malfunction

This essentially leaves Hubble with only two fully functional ones. "Safe mode puts the telescope into a stable configuration until ground control can corre...


Soyuz MS-10 Mission Aborted After Launch

They would have joined Commander Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos Flight Engineer Se...