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Research Government climate report warns of worsening U.S. disasters
Author: 0 Government climate report warns of worsening U.S. disasters

Last year, Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris deal to combat climate change, becoming the first country of 200 to do so. A chapter focusing on the transportation sector noted that in 2016 it became the top contributor to US greenhouse gas emissions . Natural disasters will become more frequent as a outcome of climate change, the United States government has warned.

Research Chinese scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies, sparks global outcry
Author: 0 Chinese scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies, sparks global outcry

The research was first detailed by MIT's Technology Review . The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing begins in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Nov. But he remains an employee and still works in the laboratory. China's National Health Commission said it was "highly concerned" and had ordered provincial health officials "to immediately investigate and clarify the matter".

Research Mars landing: NASA celebrates as spacecraft lands on Red Planet
Author: 0 Mars landing: NASA celebrates as spacecraft lands on Red Planet

NASA is the only space agency to have made it, and is invested in these robotic missions as a way to prepare for the first Mars-bound human explorers in the 2030s. InSight, a $1 billion global venture, reached the surface after going from 12,300 miles per hour (19,800 kph) to zero in six minutes flat, using a parachute and braking engines.

Research Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'
Author: 0 Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'

In the paper, titled the Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume II, officials claim that global warming and extreme weather conditions would affect most sectors of the United States economy, ranging from infrastructure to healthcare.

Research National Climate Assessment Confirms We Have to Act
Author: 0 National Climate Assessment Confirms We Have to Act

The White House's decision to instead release the report on Black Friday was likely to lead to accusations that the administration was attempting to dump the report on a day many Americans were not engaged in the news cycle. Since the global nature of food-system risk drew interest during the 2014 report discussions, researchers conducted deeper analysis "on things like the vulnerability of USA supply chains".

Research MIT flies first-ever aircraft with no moving parts
Author: 0 MIT flies first-ever aircraft with no moving parts

The test aircraft, described in the journal Nature , carries an array of thin wires strung beneath the front end of its wings. Even though it may sound impossible, the research team claimed that this incredible aircraft doesn't need fossil fuel to fly.

Research NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover
Author: 0 NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

The 45-kilometre-wide crater has a "geologically rich terrain" that is ideal for analysing the planet's surface as well as investigating "signs of ancient habitable conditions", the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said . Jezero Crater's selection is still "dependent upon extensive analyses and verification testing" according to NASA, and a final report will be given to NASA HQ towards the end of 2019.

Research California wildfires: Concern over rain in search efforts
Author: 0 California wildfires: Concern over rain in search efforts

Crews searching for remains of people after the devastating Northern California wildfire are stepping up their efforts ahead of rains forecast for later this week that could complicate their work. Sheriff Kory Honea pleaded with evacuees to review the list of those reported as unreachable by family and friends and to call the department if those people are known to be safe.

Research REPLAY: SpaceX liftoff with Qatari satellite marks first daytime spectacle in months
Author: 0 REPLAY: SpaceX liftoff with Qatari satellite marks first daytime spectacle in months

The first stage is scheduled to touch down on the floating platform about 8 minutes after liftoff. She successfully launched the Qatari satellite Es hail-2. What is Falcon 9? The Es'hail 2 will be situated 26 degrees east longitude over the equator. Lately, the Japanese online retail tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, has spilled out the news that he trusts Elon Musk and his SpaceX which will have the first ever clandestine mercantile space trip, planned for takeoff to orbit the moon by 2023.

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.

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