Sci-tech

China's Chang'e-4 sprouts cotton plant on Moon, and now its dead

China's Chang'e-4 sprouts cotton plant on Moon, and now its dead The minimum temperature on the Moon can fall to as low as -250 degree Celsius, according to the National Aeronautical and Space Administration ( NASA ) of the United States. The cotton along with potato seed, fruit-fly eggs, arabidopsis - a small, flowering plant of the mustard family - and yeast landed on the moon January 3 aboard the Chang'e 4 lander. [Full Article...]

China’s lunar probe sees first cotton seed sprout on Moon

China’s lunar probe sees first cotton seed sprout on Moon The first green leaf comes from cotton seeds, according to the scientists. Xie Gengxin, who led the design of the experiment was quoted as saying, "This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the lunar surface". [Full Article...]

Stars Above: Get set for super blood moon eclipse

Stars Above: Get set for super blood moon eclipse NASA says the darkening will be caused when the earth's shadow totally blocks the sun's light from reflecting off the moon The red color "is due to the way light bends around earth as it moves toward the moon", according to Space Tourism Guide . [Full Article...]

CERN's proposed 100-km particle accelerator would run rings around the LHC

CERN's proposed 100-km particle accelerator would run rings around the LHC Now, officials at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)-which operates the LHC-has unveiled plans to build an even bigger successor accelerator, right next to it, to further probe the mysteries of matter and the universe. According to a report from ScienceAlert , its creation could be operational by the 2030s and present "a head start (on) the multiple collisions needed to amass th... [Full Article...]

Many coffee species threatened with extinction, scientists warn

Many coffee species threatened with extinction, scientists warn The researchers advocated for collaboration between scientists, policymakers, coffee industry bodies and farmers to breed more resilient strains and "protect the future of coffee". Mr Davis added: "What we're saying is 60% is just really high, that's a real wake-up call". Where is wild coffee found? The vast majority of wild coffee grows in the remote forests of Africa and on the island of M... [Full Article...]

Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse happening this weekend

Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse happening this weekend Here's a breakdown of what it is. The moon appears bigger and brighter. "As the moon enters Earth's shadow, all of the moon (or a section of it in the case of a partial eclipse ) will turn a rusty color", reads NASA's description of the event. [Full Article...]

China's cotton plants sprout on moon

China's cotton plants sprout on moon The six-wheeled vehicle is carrying a mini biosphere with a live potato, rapeseed and arabidopsis plants, fruit fly eggs, cotton, and some yeast. Xie said that the experiment would allow scientists to learn how plants can grow in the "low gravity, strong radiation and natural lighting conditions of the moon", according to the Post. [Full Article...]

SpaceX celebrates first successful launch of 2019

SpaceX celebrates first successful launch of 2019 Iridium claims that its satellite constellation is the communications network with pole-to-pole coverage of the entire planet. However, for Iridium , we're not quite across the finish line yet, as there is still some work to do to put these satellites into operation. [Full Article...]


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