Sci-tech

China Completes Lander Test for Mars Mission in 2020

China showed off its Mars spacecraft during a landing test Thursday as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. The test marks the first time China has demonstrated part of its plan to explore the Red Planet . [Full Article...]

EPA Moves to Limit Science in Public Health Rules

EPA Moves to Limit Science in Public Health Rules Under a new supplemental notice to the draft rule, the transparency requirement would apply not just to dose-response research, but to almost all studies the EPA might consider, the Times reports . This change would also apply retroactively, affecting public health regulations that are now in place, such as the research from a 1993 Harvard University project that forms the basis of USA clean ai... [Full Article...]

IEA says world needs 'laser-like focus' to bring down emissions

IEA says world needs 'laser-like focus' to bring down emissions The report's Stated Policies Scenario (SPS) projects that by 2040 Southeast Asia's energy demand will have increased by 60%, which will represent 12% of the projected global rise in energy use. This year, the IEA singled out oil as a major driver of emissions. After that, the growth rate of 100,000 barrels a day is about half the level the agency predicted in last year's report, and is concent... [Full Article...]

A Runaway Star Ejected From the Galactic Heart of Darkness

A Runaway Star Ejected From the Galactic Heart of Darkness Since then there were some other discoveries of fast stars, but none of those discoveries ever could be certain that the star was ejected by a black hole in the center of the Milky Way . Ting Li, from Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University, and leader of the S5 Collaboration, said: "Seeing this star is really incredible as we know it must have formed in the Galactic Centre, a place ver... [Full Article...]

Orangutans are the Relatives of Extinct Large Ape

Orangutans are the Relatives of Extinct Large Ape The mysterious Gigantopithecus blacki or popularly known as Godzilla, whose fossil remains are so sparse - just a collection of teeth and remnants of several lower jaws, were up to 10 feet (3 meters) tall, making it not only the largest-known ape but the biggest primate of the mammalian group that includes lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans. [Full Article...]

NASA Renames Distant Icy World Arrokoth After Nazi Controversy

NASA Renames Distant Icy World Arrokoth After Nazi Controversy NASA's New Horizons probe flew past a bizarrely shaped object almost a year ago and had yet to be offered an official name. But " Thule " has been taken up as part of Nazi mythology, supposedly describing the place where the Aryan race began. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Abort System Aces Ground Test Ahead of Major Launch

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Abort System Aces Ground Test Ahead of Major Launch The emergency abort engines, known as SuperDracos, have caused a delay in SpaceX's plans - in April, a Crew Dragon test capsule exploded. Boeing's per-seat price was higher than that of SpaceX . "We are looking forward to the uncrewed launch, which will give us the data because remember that this is about safely transporting astronauts to and from the space station". [Full Article...]

India may attempt another soft landing on Moon

India may attempt another soft landing on Moon As per the news agencies, ISRO has asked the committee headed by S Somanath, Director of Thiruvanathapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, to prepare a report on the proposed Chandrayaan-3. However, the lastest ISRO mission will only include a lander and rover since the Chandrayaan-2 is functioning well and orbiting around the moon . [Full Article...]


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