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China's 'Artificial Sun' Marks Breakthrough for Nuclear Fusion

China's 'Artificial Sun' Marks Breakthrough for Nuclear Fusion The team of scientists from China's Institute of Plasma Physics announced this week that plasma in their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) - dubbed the " artificial sun " - reached a whopping 100 million degrees Celsius, temperature required to maintain a fusion reaction that produces more power than it takes to run. [Full Article...]

'Super-Earth' discovered orbiting Sun's nearest star

'Super-Earth' discovered orbiting Sun's nearest star Graphic representation of the relative distances to the nearest stars from the sun. It is so old scientists think it could be one of the Milky Way's first stars. It was found by an worldwide team of scientists searching for rocky planets beyond our solar system. Barnard's Star is a small, ancient kind of sun called a red dwarf. [Full Article...]

Watch Rocket Lab send its first commercial rocket to space

Watch Rocket Lab send its first commercial rocket to space Although the going-rate for deliveries is much lower for SpaceX , customers are flocking to Rocket Lab for reduced wait time and speedier deliveries. Sunday's launch follows the success of its second test flight in January, where it deployed three satellites. "That's really what it's all about. We've always been very bold and not too shy to say that we hope to be launching to space the most o... [Full Article...]

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris' order on Thursday came as the Calgary-based energy giant was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana . In August, Judge Morris ruled that the State Department must supplement a more thorough study of potential environmental effects of the pipeline. [Full Article...]

'Oumuamua: Comet or Alien Probe?

'Oumuamua: Comet or Alien Probe? Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb, two astronomers from the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, suggested the cigar-shaped object - given the Hawaiian name 'Oumuamua , which NASA notes "means a messenger from afar arriving first" - could have been a discarded light sail of extra-terrestrial origin, perhaps sent here on objective. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk shows off completed Boring Company tunnel in new video

Elon Musk shows off completed Boring Company tunnel in new video Nissan, Maruti Suzuki, Tata and Toyota are also mulling launching India-made EVs in India in 2019. The eccentric billionaire and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk , wanted to do things differently - so the payload was comprised of a Tesla Roadster , with a mannequin dressed in an astronaut suit sitting in the driver's seat. [Full Article...]

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe As air pollution levels continue to worsen in India's national capital and its surrounding area, New Delhi has chose to observe "Clean Air Week" between 1 November to 5 November. A list of vehicles that are prohibited from plying will be published on the Central Pollution Control Board's ( CPCB ) website. Around 177 vehicles have been prosecuted for carrying uncovered building material and... [Full Article...]

In Russia claim that the rocket "Soyuz" has fallen through the sensor

In Russia claim that the rocket It was that explosion that caused the briefly-terrifying moment in the live launch video when the crew were briefly shaken around, prior to the capsule returning to land in Kazakhstan . "The reason for the abnormal separation. was due to a deformation of the stem of the contact separation sensor.", Skorobogatov told reporters. The other was now in Kourou, a space port in French Guiana which Rus... [Full Article...]

Kepler Space Telescope Retired By NASA, World Update

Kepler Space Telescope Retired By NASA, World Update The driving force behind Kepler was Bill Borucki, the now-retired principal investigator for the mission at NASA Ames. Stylized artwork shows NASA's Kepler space telescope among planetary systems. It was announced in 2012 that the mission would be extended through 2016, the agency provided roughly $20 million per year for its operation. Now orbiting some 156 million kilometres from Earth, ... [Full Article...]

Brazil's Bolsonaro to merge environment, farm ministries

Brazil's Bolsonaro to merge environment, farm ministries Thousands of Bolsonaro supporters cheered and set off fireworks outside his home in Rio de Janeiro's beachfront Barra de Tijuca neighborhood as his victory was announced. New rules will boost investment in infrastructure, he told reporters. Bolsonaro has said Guedes will head an economy "super-ministry" bringing together the finance, trade and planning portfolios after he takes office on Jan... [Full Article...]

Humans wipe out 60% of animal populations over 40 years — WWF Report

Humans wipe out 60% of animal populations over 40 years — WWF Report The Living Planet Report 2018 is based on data covering more than 16,700 populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians belonging to 4,005 species around the world. That increased from 28 million tons that year to a peak of 130 million tons in 1996-although it has modestly decreased to 110 million tons in 2014, the last year of estimates. [Full Article...]

Oscar Strengthens As Its Central Pressure Drops

Oscar Strengthens As Its Central Pressure Drops East Coast blocks its progress. The storm had top sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph). "Winds of 40 mph or greater extend outward up to 115 miles [185 km] from the center". The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches). The storm is located well northeast of Puerto Rico and well southeast of Bermuda in the open ocean. [Full Article...]

Stubble-burning a major cause of Delhi's air pollution

Stubble-burning a major cause of Delhi's air pollution Authorities have already advised residents to keep outdoor activity to a minimum from the beginning of next month until at least the end of the Hindu festival of Diwali on Nov.7, when firecrackers typically further taint air already hit by the burning of crop stubble in neighbouring states. [Full Article...]

Pence Details Plan for Development of Space Force

Pence Details Plan for Development of Space Force With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service - a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" - President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect US interests in space, both military and commercial. [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking Wheelchair And Other Personal Effects To Be Sold At Auction

Stephen Hawking Wheelchair And Other Personal Effects To Be Sold At Auction Upon his passing in March, Stephen Hawking bequeathed a scientific legacy that will descend to new researchers and theoreticians for generations to come. He once ran over Prince Charles' toes - and reportedly joked that he wished he had done the same to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - and appeared in a "Monty Python" skit running down fellow physicist Brian Cox. [Full Article...]

This iceberg is perfectly rectangular-here's why

This iceberg is perfectly rectangular-here's why An expert said the sharp edges of the iceberg likely indicate that it has recently detached from an ice shelf and was photographed before the sea and wind could wear down its edges. This berg hasn't been measured yet, but Brunt says it's about one mile across, which isn't not particularly large. NASA captured an image of an iceberg that looks like a ideal rectangle. [Full Article...]

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury The BepiColombo spacecraft is due to be launched from the European space port at Kourou in French Guiana, at around 2.45am tomorrow morning. Bepicolombo has a long journey ahead. ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter has instruments created to study the planet's interior, composition and magnetic field. It is the first European mission to Mercury , the smallest and least explored planet in t... [Full Article...]

Meghan’s tour schedule in Australia cut after hectic start

Meghan’s tour schedule in Australia cut after hectic start Earlier this week Meghan revealed that she gets up at 4:30 a.m.to do yoga - noting that it was "so good for healing your mind". A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "After a busy programme, the duke and duchess have chose to cut back the duchess's schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week-and-a-half of the tour". [Full Article...]

Meteor shower over Norfolk october 2018

Meteor shower over Norfolk october 2018 With the visibility of about 15-20 meteors per hour, there will be a couple of factors that might make the viewing a little hard. A mainly clear night sky this weekend will give us the opportunity to see the Orionid meteor shower . The best time to watch is after midnight, with the greatest number of meteors in the predawn hours. Stargazers should opt to travel as far away from city lights as... [Full Article...]

There is no God - Stephen Hawking in final book

There is no God - Stephen Hawking in final book While that answer is undoubtedly unsettling for people of faith, they may take some comfort knowing that Hawking doesn't think we're entirely alone in the universe. I have been to the furthest reaches of our galaxy, traveled into a black hole and gone back to the beginning of time. Hawking also ruminated over time travel, writing: "Travel back in time can't be ruled out according to our present... [Full Article...]


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