Sci-tech

Solar Probe alive after being closest ever to Sun

Solar Probe alive after being closest ever to Sun The final and closest approach from the Sun's surface is expected in 2024. The spacecraft is officially the only human-made object to get within 15 million miles of our star, a record previously set by the Helios B back in 1976. Each orbit closer to the Sun will result in the probe breaking its own previous record. The PSP has a heat shield that it is programmed to keep oriented toward the... [Full Article...]

MIT proposes giant 'porch light' to let aliens know we're here

MIT proposes giant 'porch light' to let aliens know we're here And if the Land was used as a beacon to the aliens using a laser to super-powerful? The signal should be easy to detect from as far away as 20,000 light years. More massive telescopes are being developed, though, with construction underway for both the 24-meter Giant Magellan Telescope and the 40-meter European Extremely Large Telescope . [Full Article...]

When black holes collide: NASA releases 'amazing' images of galaxies merging

When black holes collide: NASA releases 'amazing' images of galaxies merging The scientists said each of the black holes were said to once occupy the centre of one of the two original, smaller galaxies. Previous work found that mergers of galaxies might help fuel the growth of supermassive black holes. Koss is an astrophysicist at scientific research company Eureka Scientific in Oakland, California. The pictures show the final stages of a merger between two galactic ... [Full Article...]

Why Harvard researchers' suggestion of an alien space probe is probably wrong

Why Harvard researchers' suggestion of an alien space probe is probably wrong According to the paper which was published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters on 12 of November, the researches pointed out that this can be a completely working probe which has been sent here with the intention to observe earth and its surroundings by an alien civilization. [Full Article...]

Bionic mushrooms can produce electricity

Bionic mushrooms can produce electricity So the scientists from the Stevens Institute of Technology in the United States developed a clever method of marrying the mushroom to the sparky bugs.Appropriately enough, they came up with the idea while having lunch!"One day my friends and I went to lunch together and we ordered some mushrooms ", said Sudeep Joshi, a postdoctoral researcher and author of the study."As we discussed the... [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for £300,000 - TWENTY times the estimated value

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for £300,000 - TWENTY times the estimated value Among the items sold were his motorised red leather wheelchair and a copy of his doctoral thesis Properties of Expanding Universes - one of five known copies - which sold for £296,750 pounds and £584,750 respectively. "Stephen Hawking was a huge personality worldwide", Thomas Venning, head of the Books and Manuscripts department at auction house Christie's London , told Reuters prior to the a... [Full Article...]

More protection United Nations says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

More protection United Nations says Earth’s ozone layer is healing He said , "If the elements that make the ozone deplete were still used, then we would have seen frightening effects". Since 2000, it has increased by about 1 to 3 percent per decade, the report said. He noted that if nothing had been done, two-thirds of the ozone layer would have been destroyed by 2065. This year, the ozone hole over the South Pole peaked at almost 9.6 million square miles (24.... [Full Article...]

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone pipeline

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone pipeline Indigenous and environmental groups had sued TransCanada and the U.S. Department of State after Nebraska authorities approved an alternative route to the one TransCanada had proposed through the state. "An agency can not simply disregard contrary or inconvenient factual determinations that it made in the past", Judge Morris said in his ruling . The pipeline was first proposed in 2o08. [Full Article...]


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