Sci-tech

NASA’s X-59 supersonic jet is cleared for final assembly

NASA’s X-59 supersonic jet is cleared for final assembly Nasa's X-59 space plane, capable of flying faster than the speed of sound without the loud boom that comes with supersonic flight, is finally nearing completion. "It will be flown above select USA communities to generate data from sensors and people on the ground in order to gauge public perception". "Three major work areas are actively set up for building the airplane's main fuselage, wing and... [Full Article...]

It's sizzling: Australia experiences hottest day on record

It's sizzling: Australia experiences hottest day on record The record comes as the country fights an extreme drought and bushfire emergency. The heatwave has added to unsafe fire conditions with warnings in place for most of the country and more than 170 fires burning in New South Wales and Queensland . [Full Article...]

What ancient 'chewing gum' can tell us about life 5700 years ago

According to Hannes Schroeder , ancient "chewing gums" bear great potential in researching the composition of our ancestral microbiome and the evolution of important human pathogens. Bones from cattle, deer, and otters were deposited near Syltholm, alongside remnants of fish traps. Duck DNA, and that of a hazelnut were also present in the birch. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk's SpaceX to Carry Cannabis to Space Next Year

Elon Musk's SpaceX to Carry Cannabis to Space Next Year These cultures being sent will be monitored by BioServe remotely from the University of Colorado while they remain in an incubator on the ISS ( International Space Station ). ISS research could help scientists figure out how to cultivate plants in hard conditions. Due to the rising temperature of the Earth caused by climate change, several regions have become hostile to plant growth. [Full Article...]

Europe postpones launch of planet-studying mission

Europe postpones launch of planet-studying mission The European Space Agency has been forced to postpone a satellite launch scheduled for Tuesday after a problem in the launch sequence, the firm in charge of the launch said. The mission will focus on exoplanets with known masses so it is easy to figure out their density and classify them as rocky, gas or icy planets. As an exoplanet transits, it blocks a portion of the light emitted by its sta... [Full Article...]

Scientists uncover ‘burst of activity’ in history of stars in Milky Way

Scientists uncover ‘burst of activity’ in history of stars in Milky Way The study - which suggests the "star burst" occurred one billion years ago after a slow period - challenge notions that our galaxy's star formation rate was constant. "If star populations accumulate continuously over billions of years or in a series of shorter explosions, it has been a long-standing argument in astronomy", says Michael Brown, an observational astronomer at Monash University in Mel... [Full Article...]

Douglas County announces arrest in 1980 cold case homicide

Douglas County announces arrest in 1980 cold case homicide A 62-year-old truck driver has been arrested and charged in the killing of an intern working in the Denver area almost 40 years ago. Pruszynski was from MA and had only been working as an intern at KHOW-AM for two weeks when she was killed on January 16, 1980, Spurlock said. [Full Article...]

NASA scientists map wind flow pattern on Mars, first for any planet

NASA scientists map wind flow pattern on Mars, first for any planet Particles scraped up by NASA's Phoenix lander on the Marian surface and analysis of craters from orbit revealed the presence of the frozen water. NASA, while working on its plan to get back onto the Moon , is also eyeing on reaching Mars. [Full Article...]


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