Sci-tech

Next boss says Britain can avoid no-deal Brexit disorder

Next boss says Britain can avoid no-deal Brexit disorder Mr Johnson said in a statement: 'I want the UK to continue to be a global science superpower, and when we leave the European Union we will support science and research and ensure that, far from losing out, the scientific community has a huge opportunity to develop and export our innovation around the world.', Metro UK reported. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon’s orbit on August 20: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon’s orbit on August 20: ISRO The 3,850-kg Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft comprising orbiter, lander and rover, which was launched on July 22, would make a landing on the moon on September 7, the ISRO chief said. Known in the scientific parlance as the trans-lunar ion, the lunar craft will be navigated out of its present earth-centric orbit and made to travel straight towards the moon by firing the fuel in its engine... [Full Article...]

The 'salmon cannon' almost breaks the internet, but what is it?

The 'salmon cannon' almost breaks the internet, but what is it? However, the internet discovered the enigmatic innovation over the weekend - and the shock, awe and curiousness of the creation sent social media into an absolute frenzy. Thinking there had to be a better way to share the water resources, Whoosh began testing their fruit transport tubes on fish. I wanted to insert myself into the tube and be shot out into a lake. [Full Article...]

‘Unprecedented’: Supermassive Black Hole at Our Galaxy’s Center Just Flashed Like Crazy

‘Unprecedented’: Supermassive Black Hole at Our Galaxy’s Center Just Flashed Like Crazy While it is normal for the supermassive black hole to fluctuate slightly in brightness, the researchers found Sagittarius A*-which is four million times the mass of the sun-had gotten 75 times brighter than normal. Another cause could be a change to its accretion state-how the black hole is drawing matter inwards. One is a large gas cloud that was recently observed just a few dozen light-hours awa... [Full Article...]

Great Pyramid-sized asteroid traveling towards Earth

Great Pyramid-sized asteroid traveling towards Earth Even Neil deGrasse Tyson, the American scientist who has made his career explaining physics to the layman, also believes that eventually, the end of the world is probably going to be due a huge asteroid hit. Mr Wordon said: "The thing is, if you move something years in advance, you don't have to move it very much. You would then hit it with a spacecraft kind of the size of a small vehicle, and b... [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower to peak this week

Perseid meteor shower to peak this week Those in the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to the best views, provided they can escape the light pollution from towns and cities. But it is worth the effort, with up to 100 meteors an hour expected to streak across the sky. The Perseids are best seen between about 2 am local time and dawn, according to the space agency. The Perseids are visible all over the sky. However, a close-to-ful... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Moves to Limit State Powers to Block Pipelines

Trump Administration Moves to Limit State Powers to Block Pipelines The rule, according to the Wall Street Journal , would significantly weaken states' authority to cite Clean Water Act regulations to delay or block pipeline projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the project in 2014. It comes four months after President Donald Trump ordered the EPA here to change a section of the U.S. [Full Article...]

Toxic mercury levels in fish increase despite reduced emissions efforts

Toxic mercury levels in fish increase despite reduced emissions efforts Concentrations of the toxin in cod increased by up to 23 per cent between the 1970s and 2000s as a result of dietary shifts initiated by overfishing and then a recovery of herring populations, they suggested. Qureshi said that more mercury in the body can cause neurological, cardiovascular and endocrinal disorders in humans. Overfishing of small herring and sardines has also changed the diet of ... [Full Article...]


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