Sci-tech

Watch the First All-Female Spacewalk

Watch the First All-Female Spacewalk Sandra Magnus, a former NASA astronaut who spent 136 days on the International Space Station , told Reuters she did not want events like Friday's spacewalk to become gimmicks. Media may ask questions in person from NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston, as well as by phone. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent congratulations to Koch and Meir "for leaving their mark on history" and tweeted ... [Full Article...]

Boeing Gets Green Light for Starliner's ISS Flight

The Starliner will arrive to the ISS on December 21. While there will be no live astronauts on board the Starliner for its test launch to the ISS , there will be a "test dummy", called "Rosie the Rocketeer". After an intensive review Thursday, NASA and Boeing managers agreed to a December 20 liftoff. During the press teleconference after the review, NASA manager for International Space ... [Full Article...]

Weed and coffee are finally going to space

Weed and coffee are finally going to space Is it another step towards cannabis popularization among space enthusiasts? SpaceX now delivers drugs to ISS? Astronauts are now allowed to smoke weed? Will NASA stream stoned astronauts? There's obviously comedic value in the idea of sending weed to space for scientific research, but to be clear, that's not exactly what's happening. [Full Article...]

Antarctic video reveals deepest canyon on Earth

Along with the Denman Glacier - the deepest trench on land - the findings also offered a number of previously unknown topological insights into what lies beneath Antarctica's ice. This helped the researchers to identify how ice moves around the varied contours of the bed, helping them conclude the true depth of the Denman trough. [Full Article...]

Self-cleaning surfaces to help combat spread of superbugs

The transparent plastic wrap is ideal for packaging food or insulating surfaces that are vulnerable to contamination, such as those found in hospitals or kitchens. "This material gives us something that can be applied to all kinds of things". On a smaller scale, the same effect also applies to bacteria - meaning that commonly-handled surfaces can be shielded against accumulating enough bacteri... [Full Article...]

Aussie PM breaks silence on Sydney smog, notes climate change factor

As U.N. chief Antonio Guterres warned that the world would be "doomed" unless big emitters step up commitments, Australia's energy minister Angus Taylor said targets alone can not address climate change , no matter how ambitious. "It's great to hear that the prime minister can finally utter those words". "The national government has to provide leadership", Turnbull said. [Full Article...]

Baby born at 12:12 am on 12/12 during last full moon of the decade

Elizabeth's Hospital announced that Denarrika Fisher and Charles Bell welcomed their baby boy Denarius into the world at 12:12 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. NASA captured this stunning image of a full moon over Earth from the International Space Station. "We get a full moon once a month, we get a winter solstice once a year, and these things only line up every so often", Semeniuk told CTV News Channe... [Full Article...]

Protesters Rally in Sydney Urging Climate Action from Australia's Government Amid Bushfires

Protesters Rally in Sydney Urging Climate Action from Australia's Government Amid Bushfires As a minimum 5,000 other folks had been anticipated at Wednesday's stammer, in response to organiser Chloe Rafferty, who mentioned the bushfires and smoke haze had created nettle at the conservative government's command of no job on curbing emissions. [Full Article...]


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