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Science NASA Shouts Louder in the Hope of Waking Up the Opportunity Rover
Author: 0 NASA Shouts Louder in the Hope of Waking Up the Opportunity Rover

Even though NASA will try to contact the rover over the next several weeks, repeatedly, the predictions are gloomy. " Over the past seven months we have attempted to contact Opportunity over 600 times ", said Callas. Opportunity and its twin rover, Spirit, were launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 2003. It operated until March 22, 2010, when low sun angles prevented its solar panels from powering its batteries and heater before the upcoming winter season.

Science Polar vortex hits North America
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Residents of Grand Forks, North Dakota, faced a bone-chilling -35 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind chill temperatures as low as -63, and it was -27 degrees in Minneapolis , Minnesota . "The combined effects of the cold & winds are at their peak today with wind chills of -45° to -60° continuing". Warming centers were opened for vulnerable residents such as seniors, buses employed as mobile warming spaces, and shelter capacities increased for the homeless, including the approximately 16,000 ...

Science As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming
Author: 0 As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming

The US President called for "Global Waming (sic)" to return and combat the cold conditions. As he noted , "Trump's climate-trolling is such obvious outrage bait that you nearly want to ignore it, but it's also self-provided evidence of one of the most significant ignorance crises of his presidency, so I dunno".

Science Samsung to ditch plastics used in its product packaging
Author: 0 Samsung to ditch plastics used in its product packaging

Samsung is changing the phone charger design as well. Samsung has announced that it's going to replace plastic packaging for its products with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements. The head of Samsung's Global Customer Satisfaction Center, Gyeong-bin Jeon, said the company is working to minimise waste, while it acknowledges "society's environmental issues such as resource depletion and plastic wastes".

Science Much Of Mountain West Region Doesn't Believe In Climate Change
Author: 0 Much Of Mountain West Region Doesn't Believe In Climate Change

Almost half of Americans, 48 percent, say they find climate science more convincing than they did five years ago, the poll showed. In the Yale study , a similar 62 percent believe that global warming is primarily caused by human activities, and 69 percent are at least somewhat anxious about its effects.

Science Earth’s oldest rock was found by Apollo 14 astronauts - on the moon
Author: 0 Earth’s oldest rock was found by Apollo 14 astronauts - on the moon

An artist's illustration of the Hadean Earth, when the rock fragment was formed. Scientists may have just found the oldest intact Earth rock-on the moon . It would've had to have formed 30 to 70 kilometres below the surface, in an "unusually oxidising magmatic environment" with oxygen levels much higher than those in the lunar mantle 4 billion years ago.

Science SpaceX Starship test rocket fractured by fierce winds
Author: 0 SpaceX Starship test rocket fractured by fierce winds

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX , said that the top section of his company's shiny new prototype of a giant rocket was blown over by powerful gusts of wind overnight. The incident occurred at the company's facility in Boca Chica, Texas , after the vessel, known as the Starship , toppled in the volatile weather.

Science What Is a Partial Solar Eclipse?
Author: 0 What Is a Partial Solar Eclipse?

It had been 99 years since a total solar eclipse last swept across the contiguous United States . "Turns out, you don't need eclipse glasses to see what's happening", Jayarti Das, chief scientist at the Franklin Institute, told NewsWorks .

Science China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research:The Asahi Shimbun
Author: 0 China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research:The Asahi Shimbun

He Jiankui of Southern University of Science and Technology Shenzhen, China, used gene editing tool CRISPR to create " genetically modified " human babies by eliminating CCR5 to make the offspring resistant to HIV, smallpox and cholera. His Experiment has triggered global outrage. He alone has collected the financial resources and the supervision by the University withdrawn. Most recently a Chinese scientist claimed a year ago he had altered the DNA of babies to make them HIV-proof.

Science Ancient carpet shark discovered with 'spaceship-shaped' teeth
Author: 0 Ancient carpet shark discovered with 'spaceship-shaped' teeth

Galagadon's teeth are less than a millimetre across, so they could've been easily overlooked. "Some of the teeth bear an uncanny resemblance to the spaceship in the 1980s arcade game 'Galaga , ' which inspired the genus name", said co-author Pete Makovicky, a paleontologist and Field Museum dinosaur curator.

Science NASA changes crew for Boeing commercial crew test flight
Author: 0 NASA changes crew for Boeing commercial crew test flight

Nasa announced late on Tuesday that astronaut Eric Boe will no longer fly on the mission owing to unspecified "medical reasons". Boe will take Fincke's spot as the assistant to the chief for commercial crew at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas.

Science The Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting at Astonishing Price
Author: 0 The Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting at Astonishing Price

The research , published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences , examined the giant northern ice sheet's slim-down from 2003 to 2016 using data collected by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite and by a network of Global Positioning System stations.

Science A meteor hits during the blood moon eclipse! - CBBC Newsround
Author: 0 A meteor hits during the blood moon eclipse! - CBBC Newsround

A cherry moon in a cold sky kept skywatchers looking up Sunday (Jan. 20) as the moon passed into Earth's shadow. A small and quick flash was first spotted during eclipse live streams at 11:41 PM ET, just as the eclipse started. "I was really, really happy when this happened", Madiedo told New Scientist . Perhaps because the impact occurred in a darker region of the lunar surface, the bright flash was caught by other observers too, and speculatively posted to Reddit before Madiedo's ...

Science Miss the lunar eclipse overnight? Here it is in 60 seconds
Author: 0 Miss the lunar eclipse overnight? Here it is in 60 seconds

The Old Farmer's Almanac describes wolves howling during the January full moon due to hunger, hence the wolf moon . Hence the name for this year's event: a " super blood wolf Moon ". The next total lunar eclipse isn't expected to occur until May 26, 2021. It's just that they are not visible everywhere. Ireland is set to see the most impressive lunar eclipse tomorrow Monday 21 for the next 14 years and astronomers are even advising that people take a day off to see it.

Author: 0 Super moon offers wonderful early morning spectacle

Vincent said the lunar eclipse should expose changes in life that need to happen but have been neglected. The last total lunar eclipse, which occurred in July , was visible only over parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The moniker "wolf moon" was given because it appeared in January, when hungry wolves would howl outside villages in days gone by. Each moon has its own name associated with the full moon.

Science Tonight's Total Lunar Eclipse Is NOT Visible From Australia
Author: 0 Tonight's Total Lunar Eclipse Is NOT Visible From Australia

Hundreds of people came out late on Sunday night or early Monday morning to witness the event, capturing images of the super blood wolf moon and sharing it on Twitter. The Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse passes over One World Trade Center on January 20, 2019 in New York City. Each moon has its own name associated with the full moon.

Science Chang'e-4 Moon mission cotton seeds sprout buds - China
Author: 0 Chang'e-4 Moon mission cotton seeds sprout buds - China

While astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been growing and consuming lettuce in space for a few years now, China has achieved a historic milestone by sprouting cotton seeds on the surface of the Moon. The greatest challenge according to Chinese scientists is the constant weather changes on the moon. This week, China announced yet another historic first that has long-lasting implications for manned space exploration in the future: China is growing plants on the Moon.

Science Japans satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors
Author: 0 Japans satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors

The Epsilon-4 is the next-generation solid fuel rocket, which uses the cutting-edge technologies in order to improve the operation performance and to reduce costs. If all goes to plan, a rocket will carry a satellite into space in preparation for the first ever display of man-made shooting stars, above Hiroshima in 2020.

Science 2019’s only total lunar eclipse
Author: 0 2019’s only total lunar eclipse

This eclipse has been referred to as a " supermoon ". The best time to catch the maximum eclipse is around 5.12am, when the moon will be completely submerged within the Earth's shadow . Spiritual Adviser Rose Smith says the " Super Blood Wolf Moon " will have a significant impact on all our lives. According to experts, the Moon will be partially eclipsed between 3.35am and 6.51am on Monday, January 21, with the total eclipse from 4.42am until 5.44am.

Science Horizon to suspend UK nuclear development plans after Hitachi pull-out
Author: 0 Horizon to suspend UK nuclear development plans after Hitachi pull-out

Funding new nuclear plants has become critical as Hitachi became the second Japanese firm to say its British nuclear power project had hit the buffers over financing. Meanwhile, the use of nuclear power in Japan still faces public opposition nearly eight years after the Fukushima disaster. "While the government has had its head up its proverbial backside over Brexit, vital matters like guaranteeing the country's future energy supply appear to have gone by the wayside".

Science Grounds for concern: 60% of wild coffees 'face extinction'
Author: 0 Grounds for concern: 60% of wild coffees 'face extinction'

Research published in the journal, Science Advances , found conservation measures were "inadequate" for wild coffees, including those considered "critical" for long-term global coffee production. The level of risk for coffee is much higher than for plants as a whole, with an estimated 22% of plant species worldwide threatened with extinction .

Science Saturn's Rings May Be Younger Than the Dinosaurs
Author: 0 Saturn's Rings May Be Younger Than the Dinosaurs

The researchers identified a reflective feature near Titan's north pole on an image taken on June 7, 2016, by Cassini's near-infrared instrument, the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer. Considering Mimas is 2,000 times smaller than Earth's moon, there certainly isn't a lot of material in Saturn's rings . This is just one piece of evidence about Saturn's rings and gravity, of course.

Science Get ready for the
Author: 0 Get ready for the "super blood wolf moon" … or not

The bad news? If the skies are clouded over, it doesn't matter. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is positioned between the sun and the moon , casting the moon completely in the Earth's shadow and giving it an orangish, "bloody" look.

Science China might have grown the first-ever plant on the moon
Author: 0 China might have grown the first-ever plant on the moon

Along with cotton seeds, the experiment included rapeseed, potato, and arabidopsis seeds, as well as fruit fly eggs and yeast to form a simple, tiny biosphere. The ability to grow plants in space is seen as crucial for long-term space missions and establishing human outposts elsewhere in the solar system, such as Mars.

Science Stars Above: Get set for super blood moon eclipse
Author: 0 Stars Above: Get set for super blood moon eclipse

But approximately once a year, as the moon travels along its tilted axis, it ends up directly behind Earth and is thrust into near darkness. There is, however, a legitimately interesting celestial event coming: a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, with the Earth passing between the sun and the moon.

Science Mega tube under Geneva enters race to succeed CERN collider
Author: 0 Mega tube under Geneva enters race to succeed CERN collider

The team at CERN is looking to the future with a much, much larger collider that is called the Futur Circular Collider (FCC) and has published the Conceptual Design Report (CDR) that shows different options for the future device. The way the Large Hadron Collider works involves a loop of superconducting magnets that shoot streams of protons at each other fast enough for these key particles to emerge from the impact.

Science China’s Moon mission sees first seeds spring into life
Author: 0 China’s Moon mission sees first seeds spring into life

Cotton seeds have sprouted in its lunar lander, the Chinese mission said . Cotton seeds carried to the moon by a Chinese probe have sprouted, marking what could be the first plant to ever grow there, according to Chinese government images.

Science Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger
Author: 0 Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger

The new analysis , published in the journal Science , shows that trends in ocean heat content match those predicted by leading climate change models, and that overall ocean warming is accelerating. Losada. Climate scientists have mostly focused on the effects of climate change on ocean temperatures, ocean currents, sea level rise and melting sea ice, but new research suggests surface-level wind speeds and wave heights are changing as ocean temperatures increase.

Science SpaceX Dragon cargo ship departs ISS packing scientific cargo
Author: 0 SpaceX Dragon cargo ship departs ISS packing scientific cargo

The spacecraft was released by the Canadarm2 robotic arm sending the Dragon on a course that will return it to Earth. The Dragon spacecraft will make its fiery descent into the Earth's atmosphere and then parachute into the Pacific Ocean. Also, several hardware components from the station have been brought down to be analyzed and either repaired or discarded. Dragon completes a 36-day mission attached to the station's Harmony module after delivering more than 5,600 pounds of science and ...

Science China Shares Pictures from Far Side of the Moon
Author: 0 China Shares Pictures from Far Side of the Moon

Onboard the Chang'e-4 was a rover, Yutu-2, and Chang'e-4 sent back some video of the little rover exploring the moon's surface, near the lander. China announced earlier this month that it had achieved the first ever landing on the far side of the moon.