Sci-tech

Derailment Clean Up Underway Near Doon

Derailment Clean Up Underway Near Doon Williams says some of the tankers were compromised, causing the oil to leak into floodwaters and eventually into the rain-swollen Little Rock River, but officials don't yet have an exact number of tankers that leaked oil. It plans to drain and clean its wells and use a rural water system until testing shows its water is safe. "It sounds like the cleanup is going to take a while". [Full Article...]

RemoveDebris, The British Satellite Designed To Wrangle Space Junk, Begins Test Flight

RemoveDebris, The British Satellite Designed To Wrangle Space Junk, Begins Test Flight This satellite, called RemoveDEBRIS, notably contains a harpoon which it can deploy to spear and collect space junk. To help clean up the cluttered space around the Earth, a number of different companies, including Airbus, Surrey Satellite Technology, and NanoRacks, recently launched a cube-shaped satellite (onboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule) to the International Space Station . [Full Article...]

Researchers Promote Awareness on Air Quality for National Clean Air Day

Researchers Promote Awareness on Air Quality for National Clean Air Day Unlike other parts of the country where a Clean Air Zone is a mandatory requirement, the council is proactively looking to introduce the new zone. The British Heart Foundation's (BHF) research has shed light on how health-harmful pollutants such as particulate matter can cause damage to people's cardiovascular health and increase the risk of potentially deadly heart attacks and stroke. [Full Article...]

Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day

Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day The council is proposing to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ). The leaders who will be hosted by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, will meet with Mr Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to call on him to agree to a national clean air plan. [Full Article...]

Rex Couldn't Waggle Its Tongue

Rex Couldn't Waggle Its Tongue In addition to challenging depictions of dino tongues, the research proposes a connection on the origin of flight and an increase in tongue diversity and mobility. 'In most extinct dinosaurs their tongue bones are very short. An alligator's short hyoid bone, and resulting immobile tongue, means that it has to let the food passively move through its mouth. [Full Article...]

Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life

Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life It was given the name Attenborites Janeae , where Janeae is a nod to Jane Fargher, a co-owner of the property where the fossils were discovered . Most of the larger examples are quite distinct from later life-forms: Among them are large, flat quilt-like creatures; tube-shaped organisms; and plant-like, leaf-shaped critters. [Full Article...]

Volvo Announces Major Pledge: 25% Recycled Materials in Cars by 2025

Volvo Announces Major Pledge: 25% Recycled Materials in Cars by 2025 The carpet, for instance, had fibres made from PET plastic bottles, old Volvo auto seats were used in sound-absorbing material under the hood, and fishing nets and ropes were used in the tunnel console between the passenger and driver seats. [Full Article...]

NASA Mars Rover captures incredible selfie as dust storm sweeps Red Planet

NASA Mars Rover captures incredible selfie as dust storm sweeps Red Planet The rocks are billions of years old, according to NASA . "An opposition can occur anywhere along Mars" orbit. The Weather Channel said Mars will appear the brightest to Earth stargazers on July 31, when the two planets are just 57.6 million kilometers apart. [Full Article...]


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