Sci-tech

China creates 'artificial sun' to burn at 100,000,000 degrees

China creates 'artificial sun' to burn at 100,000,000 degrees Fusion is seen as a solution for energy issues as it is clean, sustainable and powerful. Experiments on plasma equilibrium and instability along with confinement and transport, plasma-wall interaction, and energetic particle physics were demonstrated. [Full Article...]

Astronomers Discover 'Super-Earth' 6 Light Years Away

Astronomers Discover 'Super-Earth' 6 Light Years Away A team of researchers at the exoplanet-hunting institution Red Dots published a study today in Nature that compiles more than 20 years of observations of the star. "This planet is particularly complicated because the orbital period (the time to complete one full orbit of the host star) is 233 days". The discoverers acknowledge, however, that they're not completely sure yet. [Full Article...]

Over 600000 People Petition to Air 'Banned' Palm Oil Orangutan TV Ad

Over 600000 People Petition to Air 'Banned' Palm Oil Orangutan TV Ad United Kingdom supermarket Iceland , which has a partnership with Greenpeace, was given permission to place its logo on the commercial and run it as part of the store's Christmas campaign. Palm oil, which is naturally high in saturated vegetable fats, is reddish in colour but is often refined to a whiteish semi-solid oil. It can be found in half of all supermarket products, including processed ... [Full Article...]

Rocket Lab launches commercial rocket

Rocket Lab launches commercial rocket The launch was commanded and monitored from the Mission Control Centre in Rocket Lab's new Mount Wellington factory, which was opened by Star Trek actor William Shatner and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last month. The first successful test of the Electron rocket came in January of this year. On the live webcast of the launch, Rocket Lab touted the last-minute adds to its manifest as an indi... [Full Article...]

Late season tropical wave strengthening near Lesser Antilles

Late season tropical wave strengthening near Lesser Antilles Conditions are forecast to become a little more conducive for formation by Tuesday, Stewart stated. This disturbance has been battling strong upper-level winds for the past couple days, but it'll be moving northwestward into a better environment this week and the National Hurricane Center has a 70% of development over the next five days. [Full Article...]

'New normal' ferocious winds whip up deadly California fires

'New normal' ferocious winds whip up deadly California fires He said 4,000 firefighters are battling the Camp and Woolsey fires that had burned almost 70,000 hectares. The Woolsey Fire doubled in size from November 9 night into November 11, threatening thousands of homes after triggering mandatory evacuation orders for a quarter million people in the upscale Malibu beach colony as well as other communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. [Full Article...]

Three asteroids on 'close approach' course for Earth this weekend

Three asteroids on 'close approach' course for Earth this weekend Asteroids regularly pass close to Earth, so there's no need to panic. 'As they orbit the Sun, near-Earth objects can occasionally approach close to Earth, ' warned Nasa . The closest travelling NEOs that will approach Earth on Saturday can only reach 20 metres. It zoomed past Earth on October 31, 2015, coming within 302,000 miles of our planet. [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair sold for $1.8 million in auction

Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair sold for $1.8 million in auction The sale, which was held online by the auction house on Thursday, collected more than $1.8 million, breaking past pre-sale expectations, according to AFP. thesis raised almost the same amount on its own. Hawking explored the origins of the universe, expanding scientific thinking about black holes and became a well-known figure in pop culture. [Full Article...]


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