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"Chinese artificial sun" pushes past 100 million degrees

A laboratory in eastern China's Anhui Province has announced that its Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) has reached a core plasma temperature of over 100,000,000 C - a huge breakthrough in the fusion reactor experiment. [Full Article...]

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

'Super-Earth' discovered orbiting Sun's nearest star That puts Barnard's star b squarely into a terra incognita between small rocky planets like Earth and larger gas planets like Neptune. All of the planets in our (earth's) solar system orbit the sun. And in the not-so-distant someday when telescopes become capable of photographing planets around other stars, it may well be the first new world we see. [Full Article...]

Startup Rocket Lab Delivers Seven Payloads to Orbit

Startup Rocket Lab Delivers Seven Payloads to Orbit Rocket Lab has launched its first rocket taking only commercial satellite cargo from its launch pad on the Mahia Peninsula. On a late Sunday afternoon in New Zealand , Rocket Lab successfully launched its third rocket. NASA is one of the other companies who have already signed up for future launches. IRVINE01, as it is called, is also the first satellite that will have Accion Systems' electr... [Full Article...]

Hawking thesis, wheelchair auction raises astronomical sum

Hawking thesis, wheelchair auction raises astronomical sum A collection of Hawking's medals and awards fetched almost £300,000 ($392,000) more-again well above the expected price. In 1963, Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a type of motor neuron disease that causes nerve cells controlling muscles to waste away. [Full Article...]

Mysterious cigar-shaped interstellar object may be alien spacecraft: Harvard researchers

Mysterious cigar-shaped interstellar object may be alien spacecraft: Harvard researchers Since its discovery, scientists have found themselves puzzled due to the unusual features of the interstellar object. While their mathematical models fit the observed data, their measurements of 'Oumuamua's peculiar dimensions and properties apparently led them to suggest there was another potential explanation: 'Oumuamua may not have been an asteroid at all. [Full Article...]

Tesla says SEC subpoenaed Mannequin three manufacturing data

Tesla says SEC subpoenaed Mannequin three manufacturing data At the beginning of this year, however, the entrepreneur expressed the company's interest in the Indian market one more time. However, the futuristic design is what Musk is now most "fired up" about. The news follows the SEC's settlement with Tesla and Musk in September for Musk's statements on Twitter about plans to take the company private. "When we started the Model 3 production ramp, w... [Full Article...]

Air quality in Delhi deteriorates to ‘hazardous’, Diwali celebrations may aggravate crisis

Air quality in Delhi deteriorates to ‘hazardous’, Diwali celebrations may aggravate crisis Weathermen have advised caution for residents of Delhi as the city's Air Quality Index ( AQI ) continue to score below "severe" category after breaching the 400 mark. Four areas in Delhi marked "severe" air quality whereas 29 areas recorded "very poor" air quality, as per a CPCB data. Since we are used to training here, we don't have any major problems and we can cope with it but for foreign... [Full Article...]

Dramatic onboard footage captures Soyuz rocket launch failure

Dramatic onboard footage captures Soyuz rocket launch failure The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft is launched at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan , October 11, 2018. Roscosmos officials explained that a malfunctioning sensor led to an issue with the separation between the two rocket stages, causing one piece of the rocket to fail to separate fully, sending the rocket into a spin and prompting the instant abort. [Full Article...]

Bolsonaro To Merge Finance, Planning and Trade Into One Super Ministry

Bolsonaro To Merge Finance, Planning and Trade Into One Super Ministry Since it was launched in 2014, the sprawling probe has uncovered the large-scale looting of state oil company Petrobras, and landed a laundry list of corrupt politicians and business executives in jail. In one of the most fragmented Congresses in Brazilian history, it will be a leading opposition force. Mr. Bolsonaro's campaign, run largely on social media, evoking comparisons to Mr. [Full Article...]

NASA bids goodbye to planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

NASA bids goodbye to planet-hunting Kepler space telescope One of the big conclusions is that there may be well more planets than stars in the Milky Way, thanks to the number of multiple-planet systems found by Kepler . Artist's illustration of the Kepler spacecraft at the top of the page shows planned fields of view during its mission extension, K2. It also experienced problems with one of its thrusters around the time it began its 19th observation ... [Full Article...]

Global wildlife populations fall by 60 per cent in four decades, Newsday

Global wildlife populations fall by 60 per cent in four decades, Newsday These two regions have seen an 89% reduction in the number of native species during the same period, as reported by WWF. " Nature systems essential to our survival-forests, oceans and rivers-remain in decline ", said Carter Roberts, the president and CEO of the WWF in the US. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean At 500 a.m. AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Oscar was located near latitude 28.6 north, longitude 58.2 west. Oscar is moving toward the north near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday over open waters. "These storms can be troublesome for eastern Cuba, the Bahama, and Bermuda. [Full Article...]

Delhi Pollution: Haze engulfs national capital as AQI touches 369-mark

Delhi Pollution: Haze engulfs national capital as AQI touches 369-mark The task force also recommended efforts to provide uninterrupted power supply in NCR areas to avoid requirement of operating diesel generator (DG) sets. The warning comes a day after air pollution shot up on Wednesday due to unfavourable weather, including low temperatures, calm winds and cloudy skies. [Full Article...]

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Then, Oscar is forecast to begin moving toward the north Monday night or Tuesday, and then head northwest away from the United States by Wednesday. A cyclone is a closed-circulation rotating storm that depending on its wind-speed intensity is classified, from weakest to strongest, as a tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane. [Full Article...]

Hurricane largely wipes out tiny Hawaiian island

Hurricane largely wipes out tiny Hawaiian island The footage was given to understand that one of the Islands - the East has completely disappeared under the water. The extent of the ecological damage and whether the island will ever return is still unknown, but about a seventh of the entire population of Hawaiian monk seals-one of the most endangered marine mammals-was born on East Island, and more than half of all Hawaiian green sea t... [Full Article...]

National Space Council gives plan on Space Force

National Space Council gives plan on Space Force We will remind, earlier it was reported that trump has ordered the creation of space forces . An American "Space Force" proposed by President Trump will take shape within two years and bring military forces and civilian space security authorities under one roof, the White House has said. [Full Article...]

Fierce Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexican resort area

Fierce Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexican resort area Willa, a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, veered inland near the town of Teacapan, about 60 miles (100 km) south of the coastal resort of Mazatlan in the state of Sinaloa, satellite images showed. Willa briefly reached Category 5 strength before weakening a bit to Category 4. Mexico's Pacific coast has already been hit by deadly storms and rains this hurricane season... [Full Article...]

NASA actually spotted two weirdly rectangular icebergs

NASA actually spotted two weirdly rectangular icebergs Others simply posted photos of other majestic tabular icebergs . NASA has shared a photo of a rectangular iceberg floating in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica, its flat top and straight edges appearing so exact as to suggest Mother Nature used a saw, per CTV News . [Full Article...]

Hawking's wheelchair, thesis up for sale

Hawking's wheelchair, thesis up for sale Perhaps the most sought-after artifact in the auction will be one of five existing copies of Hawking's 1965 Cambridge University Ph.D. thesis, " Properties of Expanding Universes ", which carries an estimated price of £100,000 to £150,000 ($130,000 to $195,000). [Full Article...]

Mission to Mercury: Blast-off for UK-built spacecraft BepiColombo

Mission to Mercury: Blast-off for UK-built spacecraft BepiColombo EDT (GMT-4; 10:45 p.m. local time). "We have sent the most complex stack of spacecraft that ever have been conceived into space, and to a very long journey to an environment which is truly out of the Earth; truly out of this world". -How does such a small planet maintain an intrinsic magnetic field, and how does it interact with the solar wind? A maximum of two of the four xenon-propelled ion... [Full Article...]


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