Sci-tech

When is Norfolk's first meteor shower of 2021?

Fire spheres are light and bursting of color and last longer than regular meteor lines. The Quadrantids represent the last meteor showers of the season, just several months before the Celestial Activity. However, the waning moon will remain for most of the night, "forming a bright light source in the sky, making meteors hard to spot". "For the Quadrantids display, find an area very far from ci... [Full Article...]

Quebec becomes 4th province to confirm more contagious COVID-19 variant

Quebec becomes 4th province to confirm more contagious COVID-19 variant Ontario has reported almost 4,500 new cases of COVID-19 over two days. In a tweet on Monday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé described the situation in hospitals as "critical". Over the weekend, Canadian health officials reported a more contagious new strain of the virus was found in three parts of the country. Health Minister Christian Dube says the person who tested positive is a... [Full Article...]

Japan to Send Wooden Satellite by 2023 to Reduce Space Debris

Japan to Send Wooden Satellite by 2023 to Reduce Space Debris Sumitomo Forestry is now working on testing the use of wood materials in space and soon they will be experimenting with wood in extreme locations on Earth. "The next stage will be developing the engineering model of the satellite, then we will manufacture the flight model", Professor Doi, who visited the International Space Station in 2008, said. [Full Article...]

China approves first coronavirus vaccine from Sinopharm

China approves first coronavirus vaccine from Sinopharm Sinopharm said it had filed an application with Chinese regulators to allow the vaccine to be used broadly. It is the first time Beijing has granted authorization to a vaccine against COVID-19. Compared with Pfizer and Moderna, Sinopharm's vaccines do not require freezing temperatures for storage, making transport and distribution much easier - especially in developing countries that lack col... [Full Article...]

What the Oxford University AstraZeneca vaccine approval means

The EMA's Deputy Executive Director Noël Wathion told Het Nieuwsblad newspaper in an interview published Tuesday that Oxford and AstraZeneca "have not even filed an application with us yet". The company added it has no data to show that protection from one dose lasts longer than 21 days. Pfizer responded to the new British policy by saying that any " alternative " dosing regimens should ... [Full Article...]

December’s "Cold Moon" rises over Jackson Hole, tonight Dec. 29

December’s The Moon names used in The Old Farmer's Almanac come from Native American, Colonial American, or other traditional sources passed down through generations. The sapling was planted in 288 BC by King Devanampiya Tissa in the Mahamevnāwa Park in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, where it still grows today, making it the oldest living human-planted tree with a known planting date. [Full Article...]

Doc Antle Charged With Wildlife Trafficking And Animal Cruelty

Doc Antle Charged With Wildlife Trafficking And Animal Cruelty In March, Netflix docuseries Tiger King introduced viewers to the GW Exotic Animal Park and feud between then owner Joe Exotic (a roadside zookeeper and animal breeder) and Carole Baskin (owner of Big Cat Rescue sanctuary who worked to shut down Exotic's zoo), along with other eccentric characters classified loosely as "big cat people", including Antle and Jeffrey Lowe, who all engage in e... [Full Article...]

Fusion energy device sets a record by running for 20 seconds

Fusion energy device sets a record by running for 20 seconds The "sun on Earth" is The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research - KSTAR . "The technologies required for long operations of 100 million-degree plasma are the key to the realization of fusion energy ", said Si-Woo Yoon, director of the KSTAR Research Center at the Korea Institute of Fusion Energy, said in a statement . [Full Article...]


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