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MI meteorite used as doorstop for 30 years 'worth $100,000'

The charred hunk of space debris is the sixth largest meteorite ever found in the state, and it's estimated worth tops $100,000. A man from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who told the university he wanted to remain anonymous, brought the rock to Sirbescu for examination earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades He asked the then homeowner about it and was told it was a meteorite found on the property in the 1930s. A rock that was used as a doorstop for decades at a MI farm has been identified as a meteorite valued at about $100,000. Then, in January, when a meteor struck southeast Michigan , Mazurek got curious after seeing reports of meteorite pieces being worth thousands of dollars. [Full Article...]

British antibody pioneer wins chemistry Nobel Prize

British antibody pioneer wins chemistry Nobel Prize One half of the nine million Swedish kronor (£770,686) prize will go to the American Frances Arnold from the California Institute of Technology, US. Strickland, an associate professor who leads the ultrafast laser group at Waterloo, is the first Canadian woman to win the Nobel in physics and one of only three women in history to do so, including Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1... [Full Article...]

Ruling out manufacturing defect doesn't mean astronauts drilled hole on ISS

Ruling out manufacturing defect doesn't mean astronauts drilled hole on ISS NASA expressed doubts Wednesday over a theory floated in Russian Federation that a tiny hole that caused an air leak on the International Space Station was the result of sabotage. Astronauts have said the 2-millimeter hole is a clean one that was "clearly man-made", not a jagged strike from a micrometeorite or space junk, though the joint investigation has not yet confirmed that. [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize for Physics goes to US, Canadian scientists

Nobel Prize for Physics goes to US, Canadian scientists Mourou said , "I am very, very happy to share this distinction with my former student Donna Strickland and also to share it with Art Ashkin, for whom I have a lot of respect". This year's prize is 9 million Swedish krona (about 1 million US dollars). "You have to think it's insane", she said . Earlier in 2018, Wikipedia rejected a Wikipedia user's attempt to create an entry for Strickl... [Full Article...]

UM researcher among winners of Nobel Prize in chemistry

UM researcher among winners of Nobel Prize in chemistry Honjo, professor at Kyoto University since 1984, separately discovered a second protein called PD-1 and found that it too acted as an immune system brake, but with a different mechanism. What makes cancer so hard to target and treat is its ability to outsmart the immune system in different ways. In the USA, some have reportedly asked their doctors to immediately use immunotherapy instead of tr... [Full Article...]

Canadian among trio awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Canadian among trio awarded Nobel Prize in Physics The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences on Tuesday awarded half the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize to Arthur Ashkin of the United States and the other half will be shared by Gérard Mourou of France and Canada's Donna Strickland. Ashkin is known as "the father of laser radiation pressure". New opportunities for observing and controlling the machinery of life have been created. [Full Article...]

Japan's MINERVA-II1 Robot Rovers Land On Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's MINERVA-II1 Robot Rovers Land On Asteroid Ryugu He further added, "I was so moved to see these small rovers successfully explore an asteroid surface because we could not achieve this at the time of Hayabusa, 13 years ago". Minerva-II1A took photos of its shadow as it rested on the surface of the asteroid before hopping again. The robots were released at 196 ft from the asteroid on Friday. [Full Article...]

Unusual sighting: Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

Unusual sighting: Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London Boats are now being kept clear of the area and the public have been told not to get close to the animal. The RSPCA animal welfare group said that it was "working with other agencies to monitor the situation" and sent researchers to the scene. [Full Article...]

Asteroid rovers send home new photos

Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission to Ryugu is among the most bold and ambitious space missions that humans have ever launched and now, for the first time, we as a species have captured video footage on the surface of an asteroid. Speaking after the initial rover landings, Yuichi Tsuda, project manager for the Hayabusa2 mission, said: "I can not find words to express how happy I am that we were able ... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Kirk reemerges, strengthens in Atlantic, forecasters say

Tropical Storm Kirk reemerges, strengthens in Atlantic, forecasters say A tropical storm warning , meaning that tropical storm conditions were likely over the next 36 hours, was in effect for islands along the eastern wall of the Caribbean including Barbados, St. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or unsafe. On its current track, Kirk "is expected to approach Barbados and th... [Full Article...]

Beluga whale 'takes wrong turn' and ends up in Thames

Beluga whale 'takes wrong turn' and ends up in Thames The Beluga poked its head out of the water on multiple occasions. Tanya Ferry, environment manager at the Port of London Authority which is monitoring the whale, said it was unclear what the whale could eat. The beaked whale, dubbed the Prince of Whales by some, became a sensation in London with large crowds gathering to watch the ultimately fruitless rescue attempts and near 24-hour media c... [Full Article...]

Japan craft drops rovers on asteroid

Japan craft drops rovers on asteroid If the mission is successful, the rovers will conduct the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid's surface. "I'm proud we now have the means to travel across the surface of a small astronomical body, and that Hayabusa2 was able to contribute", project manager Yuichi Tsuda said in a written comment. [Full Article...]

Japans robot rovers lands on asteroids surface, captures incredible photos

Japans robot rovers lands on asteroids surface, captures incredible photos Because Ryugu is so small and doesn't have a significant gravitational field, the landing was particularly hard, but this also allows the rovers to hop around the asteroid, taking photos as they go. "This is just a real charm of deep space exploration", said Takashi Kubota, a spokesman for the space agency, CNN reported . The 1kg rovers are equipped with wide-angle and stereo cameras, and... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump heads to Carolinas to look at Hurricane Florence damage

Donald Trump heads to Carolinas to look at Hurricane Florence damage One of America's largest chicken producers says it's lost around 1.7 million birds due to Hurricane Florence - and the company is warning another 6.3 million are at risk if floodwaters continue to inhibit access to farms. A woman blew a whistle each time drivers were supposed to pull forward. Duke Energy Corp ( DUK.N ) said on Friday that breaches in a cooling lake dam forced it to shut down its... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic In an 11 a.m. update on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was moving west at 14 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour. As forecasters warn of more risky flooding in the Carolinas from Hurricane Florence's torrential rainfall, they're also keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Kirk in the Atlantic. [Full Article...]

SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger The BFR is a 35-storey-tall rocket created to launch and land like the SpaceX Falcon 9, but instead of satellites it will carry dozens of passengers on board. "When you're pushing the frontier, it's not a sure thing", Musk said. Musk admits the mission is risky, but Maezawa told CBS News' Mireya Villarreal he's not afraid. [Full Article...]

Greek Beach Completely Covered in Giant Spider Webs

Greek Beach Completely Covered in Giant Spider Webs In this frame grab taken from video on September 18, 2018, a view of spider webs over bushes, in Aitoliko, Greece . According to experts, a seasonal phenomenon, was caused by spiders of tetragnatha , which can create large nests for mating. [Full Article...]

Kroger partnering with Red Cross to help those affected by Florence

Kroger partnering with Red Cross to help those affected by Florence She advised those who wish to volunteer in the Florence response efforts to call the local Red Cross office at 423-378-8700. The hurricane has reached the coast of the Carolinas with storm surges up to 13 feet and rain amounting to more than 3 feet. [Full Article...]

New evacuations ordered in SC as Florence rainfall raises river levels

New evacuations ordered in SC as Florence rainfall raises river levels He warned flooding would continue into next week, meaning "that lives are still at risk". Tovornik's neighborhood already flooded early Monday because of Florence's heavy rain. This boat just came here'. "This is ridiculous. This is the worst I've ever seen, and that includes hurricane evacuations", Tovornik said. Though the hurricane packed 90 miles per hour (145 kph) winds as it came ashor... [Full Article...]


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