Sci-tech

Spacecraft drops Mascot lander on to asteroid

Spacecraft drops Mascot lander on to asteroid The MASCAM camera isn't the only instrument aboard MASCOT. In addition to a camera and radiometer, it has an infrared spectrometer and a magnetometer - tools that researchers hopes will bring insights about asteroids and the building blocks of the solar system. [Full Article...]

Some eastern Florida beaches remain shut as red tide lingers

Some eastern Florida beaches remain shut as red tide lingers County officials then chose to shut down these beaches. Miami-Dade County closed beaches north of the Haulover inlet where algae levels high enough to trigger symptoms such as breathing problems in humans and kill fish were found, the Miami Herald reported . [Full Article...]

E-cigarette burns and explosions more common than previously thought

E-cigarette burns and explosions more common than previously thought The results confirm the claims of other experts that e-cigarettes may act as a "catalyst", getting children hooked on nicotine and making smoking socially acceptable so they later turn to tobacco . Instead, they go on to use both products more frequently as they get older. When e-cigarettes were introduced, marketing campaigns suggested they could be used to curb cigarette use. [Full Article...]

Engineers In Colorado Design Spacecraft To Take Humans To Moon And Beyond

Engineers In Colorado Design Spacecraft To Take Humans To Moon And Beyond Lockheed presented the lunar lander concept to the International Astronomical Congress (IAC ) in Germany yesterday. ISA and SpaceIL will share data with the U.S. "We're not content with just leaving behind footprints", he said, during the 30-minute speech, reiterating the Trump administration's objective of "establishing a permanent presence around and on the Moon". [Full Article...]

Man displaced by Hurricane Florence accused of raping woman

Man displaced by Hurricane Florence accused of raping woman North Carolina State University entomology professor Michael Reiskind tells The Fayetteville Observer that Florence's floodwater has caused eggs for mosquito species such as the Psorophora ciliata to hatch. "And I'm not even on the side of town that had the major flooding". Thankfully, experts anticipate that the mosquito population will drop off dramatically once the weather gets colder. [Full Article...]

Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon

Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon Planets too close to their host stars are less likely to feature moons. Second, 3.5 hours after the dip caused by Kepler-1625b, another Neptune-size dip began-suggesting a moon, trailing after the planet. These enabled astronomers to derive the masses of the planets directly from the transit light curve. "Including rocky exomoons in our search for life in space will greatly expand the places we ca... [Full Article...]

3 win chemistry Nobel; Findings led to best-selling drug

Winter used that method for evolving antibodies with the aim of producing new drugs. " Chemistry is filled with brilliant women, so I think we'll see a steady stream of Nobel prizes awarded to women", says Arnold. The first drug based on this work is used against rheumatoid arthritis , psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease, the academy said. Virtually all of them build on what went on... [Full Article...]

$40-billion LNG project in BC will proceed

$40-billion LNG project in BC will proceed Shell had previously postponed an FID on LNG Canada in 2016. LNG Canada is expected to start supplying customers with gas before 2025. A clutch of projects are vying for FID, including four mega trains in Qatar, Arctic LNG-2 in Russian Federation, at least one development in Mozambique and several USA projects. [Full Article...]


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