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Research China makes artificial sun BREAKTHROUGH in step towards limitless energy
Author: 0 China makes artificial sun BREAKTHROUGH in step towards limitless energy

Earlier this year , a doughnut-shaped object in a building in China blazed up to 100 million degrees Celsius - hotter than the interior of the sun . A few days back, a team of scientists at the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co (CASC), China, developed an artificial moon that will soon replace streetlights in the country.

Research Exoplanet Found Orbiting Second Closest Star To Our Sun
Author: 0 Exoplanet Found Orbiting Second Closest Star To Our Sun

Yet much about the planet around Barnard's Star remains uncertain. "This technique has been used to find hundreds of planets", said Butler, one of the pioneers of the radial velocity method . They watched for small counter movements in the star that indicate a massive body (a planet) is in orbit. It might be cold, inhospitable and all but invisible but the new planet has one thing going for it: it´s really close.

Research Rocket Lab Wants To Be The FedEx Of Space
Author: 0 Rocket Lab Wants To Be The FedEx Of Space

Yesterday marked the third attempt to launch the mission after it was postponed twice due to technical difficulties earlier this year. Rocket Lab , which is headquartered in California but has a strong New Zealand presence, is pushing out on the frontier of space technology by using carbon-composite materials for its rocket casings, and by taking advantage of 3-D printing to manufacture its electric-pump-fed Rutherford rocket engines.

Research Stephen Hawking's thesis sold for £585,000
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking's thesis sold for £585,000

Handwritten on the front is a note from Hawking confirming that it is his original work. The same price of £296,750 was achieved by Hawking's earliest existing motorized wheelchair , which he used extensively during the global book tour for his 1988 best-seller A Brief History of Time .

Research PM 'must listen to other NI voices, not just DUP'
Author: 0 PM 'must listen to other NI voices, not just DUP'

Meanwhile, in a leaked letter, Theresa May's hinted there could be customs checks in the Irish Sea in the event of no-deal with Brussels. "The only thing I would say is that it is very important that we listen to the voice of Northern Ireland in all of this".

Research Judge Puts Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold Pending Further Environmental Study
Author: 0 Judge Puts Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold Pending Further Environmental Study

The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the District of Montana dealt a stinging setback to Trump and the oil industry and served up a big win for conservationists and indigenous groups. " An agency cannot simply disregard contrary or inconvenient factual determinations that it made in the past, any more than it can ignore inconvenient facts when it writes on a blank slate ", Morris' judgement read.

Research Scientists are now arguing about whether Oumuamua was sent by aliens
Author: 0 Scientists are now arguing about whether Oumuamua was sent by aliens

They proposed that it was powered along by "solar radiation pressure" produced by the sun, but went on to make more "exotic" suggestions to explain its acceleration. An artist's depiction of Oumuamua, an interstellar object that astronomers believe is a comet, not an asteroid. NBC News reports that denizens of this planet have launched their own lightsail probes, mostly to investigate other star systems, now unreachable by humans.

Research Tesla Could Be In India By 2020
Author: 0 Tesla Could Be In India By 2020

Tesla and Panasonic now produce about 60% of the world's (electric vehicles) EV batteries, while Shanghai-based Gigafactory 3 will produce EV and battery modules, with an initial plan to produce 3,000 Model 3 vehicles a week, Musk said .

Research Things Car Owners Can Do To Combat Air Pollution
Author: 0 Things Car Owners Can Do To Combat Air Pollution

A ban on construction activities came into force on Thursday as Delhi's air quality was on the brink of turning "severe" due to stubble burning in the adjoining regions and unfavourable meteorological conditions, authorities said. Data revealed that compared to past year, there has been a 30 per cent reduction in stubble burning". Harsh Vardhan and Imran Hussain also flagged off five buses fitted with air-filters at the top to tap particle pollutant, under a pilot project to ply 30 such buses.

Research Soyuz rocket failure traced to faulty on-site assembly - probe results
Author: 0 Soyuz rocket failure traced to faulty on-site assembly - probe results

MOSCOW-An investigation has found that a failed Russian rocket launch three weeks ago that aborted after just two minutes was caused by a sensor that was damaged during assembly, a top Russian official said on Thursday. The Soyuz is now the only rocket that is capable of sending humans to the ISS and a launch failure hasn't happened since 1983. According to the official, the emergency situation, which occurred during the 118th second of flight, led the Russian space industry to take urgent ...

Research NASA retires planet-hunting Kepler space telescope
Author: 0 NASA retires planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

NASA's legendary Kepler space telescope , which is responsible for the discovery of thousands of weird and intriguing exoplanets, has officially run out of fuel. "The Kepler spacecraft may now be retired, but the Kepler data will continue to yield scientific discoveries for years to come". NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite , or TESS , was launched in April and started sending back science data this summer .

Research Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption — WWF report
Author: 0 Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption — WWF report

WWF regards the directive as "one of the EU's most progressive pieces of environmental legislation to date", saying it plays a vital role in protecting Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater and wetlands from overexploitation. It also held invasive pollution, dams, fires, mining, and climate change as additional sources of pressure on nature. It tracked how humanity's appetite for land, energy and water has decimated animal populations.

Research TROPICS: Tropical Storm Oscar Expected to Become Hurricane
Author: 0 TROPICS: Tropical Storm Oscar Expected to Become Hurricane

The storm is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour (26 kph). A turn toward the west-southwest is anticipated later today, followed by a turn back toward the west on Sunday. Tropical Storm Oscar has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, but does not pose a threat to land. The storm had top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.

Research Delhi's air quality worsens, South Asia News & Top Stories
Author: 0 Delhi's air quality worsens, South Asia News & Top Stories

According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research said the pollution is likely to increase to the upper levels of very poor but will not touch "severe" level for the next three days. The air quality improved during the day and an overall AQI of 360 was recorded at 4 pm which also falls in very poor category, according to the data.

Research Pence Won't Rule Out Nukes in Space
Author: 0 Pence Won't Rule Out Nukes in Space

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to the news media before boarding Air Force One to depart for travel to Houston, TX, from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., October 22, 2018. the Space Force as they see fit", Pence added. He said: 'It will not in the first instance look like other branches of the service that were stood up.

Research Stephen Hawking's Thesis, First Wheelchair to Be Auctioned Off
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking's Thesis, First Wheelchair to Be Auctioned Off

In particular, one of the five copies of the doctoral thesis on "the Properties of universes expanding" of the estimated 130 thousand to $ 195 thousand dollars. The proceeds from the auction of the chair will benefit the The Stephen Hawking Foundation , which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities, and The Motor Neurone Disease Association .

Research Beyond the Weather: Orionid meteor shower
Author: 0 Beyond the Weather: Orionid meteor shower

For the Orionid shower, the debris you can see is actually pieces of Comet 1P/Halley, famously known as Halley's comet. The latest spectacular astronomical event is set to reach its peak in the coming days when debris from Halleys Comet will be spotted in the night sky.

Research An Antarctic ice shelf is 'singing' and it's creepy
Author: 0 An Antarctic ice shelf is 'singing' and it's creepy

When the researchers started analyzing seismic data on the Ross Ice Shelf , they noticed something odd: the vibration was nearly constant. "Chasing down that lead gave us a unique insight into all the environmental effects an ice shelf can 'feel, ' and on remarkably short time scales", said lead researcher Julien Chaput, geophysicist and mathematician at Colorado State University.

Research 'Concrete block on your chest': astronauts recount failed space launch
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Like each one before, the rocket's safety system kept the crew alive. American astronaut Nick Hague who survived a dramatic failure of a Russian rocket says he's lucky the emergency abort system worked. I shake his hand. Nick Hague on Tuesday publicly described his close call during a Facebook conversation . Based on some new information that was revealed by Roscosmos, it looks like one of the four strap-on boosters didn't successfully separate and it may have in fact hit the core stage ...

Research Kansas likely to see milder than average winter, NOAA says
Author: 0 Kansas likely to see milder than average winter, NOAA says

Mike Halpert , deputy director of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center , predicts that this year's El Nino is expected to be weak, so other climate patterns that can affect winter weather are challenging to predict on a seasonal time scale. The Southeast, Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic can go any which way on temperature, Halpert said. "Wetter-than-average conditions are favored across the southern tier of the USA, and up into the Mid-Atlantic", NOAA said in a statement.

Research China to launch artificial ‘moon’ into orbit to light up cities
Author: 0 China to launch artificial ‘moon’ into orbit to light up cities

In the latest completely bonkers idea to come out of China, the city of Chengdu is apparently planning to launch an " artificial moon " which would effectively make street lights obsolete. IFLScience reports that "the moon would be a satellite with a special coating that would reflect the light of the Sun onto Chengdu during the night".

Research Flash floods tear through southwestern France
Author: 0 Flash floods tear through southwestern France

Another person was killed after a house collapsed in Cuxac-d'Aude and somebody else was reportedly swept away while they were sleeping. It is believe to be the worst flooding in the area since 1891. The floods were caused by several months worth of rain falling without warning in just five hours last night. Hardest hit was the town of Trebes, located just east of the medieval walled city of Carcassonne .

Research Trump to see Hurricane Michael damage in Florida, Georgia
Author: 0 Trump to see Hurricane Michael damage in Florida, Georgia

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump both got a bird's-eye and ground-level view Monday of the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Michael as it smashed across the Northeast Florida Panhandle and into Georgia last week. More than 1,700 search and rescue workers were deployed, Scott's office said, including seven swift-water rescue teams and almost 300 ambulances. "I'm staying out here to try to keep away looters, to try to save what I can save", said Bernard Sutton, a 64-year-old ...

Research Two Dead As Hurricane Michael Hits US
Author: 0 Two Dead As Hurricane Michael Hits US

Video from a drone revealed some of the worst damage in Mexico Beach, where the hurricane crashed ashore Wednesday as a Category 4 monster with 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds and a storm surge of 9 feet (2.7 meters). Wind damage was also evident. Downed power lines and twisted street signs lay all around. Seminole County Emergency Management Agency director Travis Brooks said strong winds picked up a portable carport Wednesday and dropped it down on the roof of the home where the ...

Research Hurricane Michael causes 'unimaginable destruction'
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael causes 'unimaginable destruction'

Storm surge is worse now than it was 100 years ago, thanks to the rise in sea levels. Michael has mangled nearly everything to some degree: Hi-rise condos in Panama City Beach saw parts of their roofs peeled off. Numerous injured in Florida were taken to hard-hit Panama City, 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Mexico Beach. The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces , and search crews began making their way into ...

Research Trains cancelled in Lancashire due to 'severe weather' brought by Storm Callum
Author: 0 Trains cancelled in Lancashire due to 'severe weather' brought by Storm Callum

A Met Office weather warning remains in place until midnight. The forecast deluge poses a risk of communities being cut off by flooding , while high winds are expected to cause disruption across western areas of the UK. The deceased, whose gender or age was not given, died at the scene on the A484 near the village of Cwmduad in Carmarthenshire, west Wales , one of the areas worst-hit by flooding, Dyfed-Powys Police said.

Research NASA mulls ISS future as Soyuz abort investigation begins
Author: 0 NASA mulls ISS future as Soyuz abort investigation begins

In a statement , NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed he had been informed the two crewmembers were safe. Despite its age, the Soyuz platform has been an extremely reliable mode of transportation to space. NASA's deputy chief astronaut, Reid Wiseman, said the crew "handled their procedures exactly as planned" and are "in great shape". Rescuers have reached the site of the Russian "Soyuz" spacecraft's emergency landing, Interfax and TASS news agencies reported on Thursday , ...

Research NASA Hubble Space Telescope grapples with new mechanical failure
Author: 0 NASA Hubble Space Telescope grapples with new mechanical failure

Hubble, which has been observing the heavens since 1990, went into a protective safe mode after another one of its orientation-maintaining gyroscopes failed, mission team members said Sunday night (Oct. But only three gyros are needed for normal telescope operation with the others held in reserve. This photo of the Hubble Space Telescope was taken on the 5th servicing mission to the observatory in 2009.

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