This Star Trek-inspired ionic plane can SILENTLY glide through the sky

And as these accelerate to the back, they produce an ionic wind, which gives the plane thrust. The generation of the ionic wind was simply too inefficient. "I did some back-of-the-envelope calculations and found that, yes, it might become a viable pr... More..

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NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing

Musk's extracurricular activities. NASA is planning to review the workplace safety culture at SpaceX and Boeing Co, as the two companies gear up to fly astronauts to the International Space Station . S...More..

NASA Selects Martian Lake-Delta System For Landing Of Mars 2020 Rover
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

NASA Selects Martian Lake-Delta System For Landing Of Mars 2020 Rover

In a conference call with the media, NASA's Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen said that he has chosen the 28-mile- (45-kilometer) wide Jezero Crater and the mission is scheduled to launch in 2020. Fr...More..

Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6kg of trash in stomach
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6kg of trash in stomach

The exact cause of the whale's death is not yet known but there are signs that "plastic waste might have triggered it", WWF Indonesia marine species conservation coordinator Dwi Suprapti told AFP. Almost half...More..

Toll rises to 77 in deadliest California wildfire
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

Toll rises to 77 in deadliest California wildfire

The fire zone in Northern California is to some extent Trump country, and that enthusiasm was on display as dozens of people cheered and waved flags as his motorcade went by. "All of that is combining to cre...More..

Leonid Meteor Shower 2018 To Reach Peak This Weekend
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

Leonid Meteor Shower 2018 To Reach Peak This Weekend

The Leonid shower should be visible in some parts of the United Kingdom tonight. Be warned that as well as factoring in the time, depending on where you are in the country will impact what you see. Fireballs ...More..

Scientists have discovered a cold planet near the Sun
by | Sunday, November 18, 2018

Scientists have discovered a cold planet near the Sun

Astronomers found the so-called super Earth orbiting Barnard's star, the fourth closest star to the sun. "After a very careful analysis, we are 99 percent confident that the planet is there", Ignasi Ribas, of...More..

SpaceX’ s reusable rocket launches a Qatar satellite
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

SpaceX’ s reusable rocket launches a Qatar satellite

The agency's latest schedule has SpaceX's first demonstration flight slated for January, and the first flight with astronauts on board planned for June. After a final lightning-quick round of computer check...More..

China's artificial Sun reaches fusion temperatures thrice that of the real Sun
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

China's artificial Sun reaches fusion temperatures thrice that of the real Sun

The news comes soon after China announced its plans to roll out a series of fake moons to illuminate urban streets at night. In an earlier experiment from 2016, EAST maintained a plasma temperature of a...More..

Barnard's Star in the Solar neighborhood
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Barnard's Star in the Solar neighborhood

Still! There's a whole lot of reasons this is such cool news. This makes Barnard's Star b a prime candidate for us to use powerful spectroscopic techniques to, one day, peer into its atmosphere (if it has one...More..

Vigorous tropical wave has 90 percent chance of developing
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Vigorous tropical wave has 90 percent chance of developing

As of Monday, the Hurricane Center reported, and will continue moving west to northwest toward Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Hard-hit areas of Florida's Panhandle, Georgia and North and SC continue to recover fr...More..

Rocket Lab successfully completes first commercial launch
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rocket Lab successfully completes first commercial launch

The start-up launched a 56 foot (17-metre) rocket from the Mahia Peninsula in the North Island, New Zealand, as part of a new nanotechnology space race. Hoping to eventually take away some of the hundreds (if n...More..

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sold at auction
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sold at auction

The collection of Hawking's medals and awards fetched an identical price, while an original copy of Hawking's thesis from late 1965 fetched a whopping 584,750 pounds, or around $762,820. When Cambridge Univer...More..

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole Pairs in Colliding Galaxies | Astronomy
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole Pairs in Colliding Galaxies | Astronomy

Black holes live at the center of galaxies, and as massive galaxies hurtle through space, sometimes they collide with each other and merge over hundreds of thousands of years. Researcher Laura Blecha said that ...More..

Minister's Resignation Was
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Minister's Resignation Was "Necessary Act of Vandalism": Rachel Johnson

Corbyn said any Brexit deal brought to the Commons by the government would need to be measured against Labour's six tests for a withdrawal agreement. The United Kingdom voted by a slight majority to leave the...More..

Stephen Hawking’s thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

In the auction "On the shoulders of the giants: Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Hawking" were objects of the great scientists of all times with a total sum of two million 367 thousand dollars. The Simpsons script, m...More..

Scientists have forced the fungi to produce electricity
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Scientists have forced the fungi to produce electricity

The graphene nanoribbons acted like nano-probes that access the bio-electrons from the cyanobacterial cells. They then created a bio-ink with the cyanobacteria that sat atop the mushroom cap in a spiral p...More..

China Unveils the Tiangong Space Station as Replacement of the ISS
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

China Unveils the Tiangong Space Station as Replacement of the ISS

Engineers who previously sent high-definition (HD) cameras, 3D cameras, and a camera capable of recording 4K footage to the International Space Station , delivered the new 8K camera to the station in April abo...More..

I'm Temporarily Blocking The Keystone Pipeline's Construction
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

I'm Temporarily Blocking The Keystone Pipeline's Construction

Morris was appointed by President Barack Obama . Doug Hayes, a lawyer for the Sierra Club environmental group, said the ruling made clear it was it was time to give up on the "Keystone XL pipe dream". Tran...More..

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing

The report finds that the concentration of ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere continues to decrease, leading to an improvement in the ozone layer since the previous assessment carried out in 2014. "We...More..

Hubble Space Telescope snaps smiley-shaped cluster of galaxies
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope snaps smiley-shaped cluster of galaxies

The sweeping arc of light that makes up the mouth appears to be pulled out of shape due to the strong gravitational forces distorting its light. It is known that the resolution of a telescope large enough to ...More..

Scientists say mystery space object could be alien spacecraft
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Scientists say mystery space object could be alien spacecraft

It is ten-times as long as it is wide and travels at speeds of 196,000 miles per hour. The researchers noted in a pre-print of the article that it was an "exotic scenario", but that "Oumuamua may be a fully o...More..

Tesla could be in India by 2020
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Tesla could be in India by 2020

With global companies like Facebook, Google, Samsung, Honda already paving their way into settling their business and local production plants in the country, Tesla continues to be a high-end product with consis...More..

DUP: ‘Looks like we’re heading for no-deal Brexit’
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

DUP: ‘Looks like we’re heading for no-deal Brexit’

The meeting came as hopes of a special Brexit summit to finalise the withdrawal agreement in November appeared to be receding. May will try to garner support from her cabinet on Tuesday (6 November) when it c...More..

NASA’s Dawn mission to asteroid belt ends
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

NASA’s Dawn mission to asteroid belt ends

The 11-year-old spacecraft has no more energy to point its antennae to Earth to communicate or turn its solar panels toward the sun to recharge. "The demands we made on Dawn were tremendous, but she always fa...More..

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch

Both missions can be described as having put scientists a step closer in the search for extraterrestrial life, and data sets from both will continue to provide scientists with discoveries for many years. NASA...More..

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe: Authorities
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe: Authorities

Mechanised sweeping of roads.2. After the meeting, Dr Harsh Vardhan was quoted as telling the media, "Punjab and Haryana have been informed to take more action on stubble burning ". On Thursday, the air qual...More..

Spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

Spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun

EDT", said the official update from NASA. The device broke the record, Helios 2 , which is close to the Sun on 42,73 million kilometers in 1976, reports the Country with reference to NASA. The Parker Solar ...More..

The exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope is now dead
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

The exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope is now dead

Scientists credit it for changing the way they think about other worlds that may be visited someday. Kepler has been able to discover 2,681 planets outside our solar system and exoplanet candidates. In it...More..

World's Last Wilderness May Vanish
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

World's Last Wilderness May Vanish

Their mapping methods for terrestrial wilderness included data such as population density, night-time lights and major roadways and indicators such as fishing, fertilizer run-off and industrial shipping to dete...More..