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NASA delays launch of first ever solar probe

NASA delays launch of first ever solar probe NASA hopes the probe will help determine which parts of the sun are providing the energy source for solar winds and solar particles, and how they accelerate to such high speeds. "I realise that might not sound that close, but imagine the Sun and the Earth were a metre apart". "Scientists have sought these answers for more than 60 years, but the investigation requires sending a probe right thr... [Full Article...]

Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe

Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe The best viewing conditions can be found outside city limits, looking toward the northern horizon between the "Little Dipper" and the constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus. NASA scientists advise that although they can be seen any time after 10 p.m., the best time to spot a flurry of meteors will be during the darkest part of the night, in the early hours before dawn, from 11 p.m.to first light. [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse this weekend

Solar eclipse this weekend While, it will end at 04:21 pm PST, a private news channel reported. In 2018 so far there have been three partial solar eclipses and skywatchers have got an opportunity to watch it and get a lifetime experience. An eclipse should not be seen with the naked eye, maintains NASA as it can cause damage to the eye. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, blocking light... [Full Article...]

NASA Announces Boeing and Space Crews

NASA Announces Boeing and Space Crews It became known that in the first spaceship Boeing has said it. Two companies are vying to replace the Russians with a USA spacecraft: Boeing Co. SpaceX said it would fly crews by April. In this simulation, DOD pararescue specialists jumped from military aircraft, parachuted to the water, and simulated stabilizing the Crew Dragon capsule and safely removing astronauts from the spacecraft. [Full Article...]

Mars is making closest approach to Earth in 15 years today

Mars is making closest approach to Earth in 15 years today A 12-mile, underground lake may have been found on Mars . In a report via SkyNews, NASA has said that based on the current technological levels we have, sustaining human life on Mars is simply impossible. The five teams will share the $100,000 award doled out for Level 1-Phase 3 of the overall challenge. And the observatory at Western University is inviting the public to come in for a viewi... [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday

Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday The entire event, from the moment Earth's shadow starts to fall upon the moon's edge to the time when the bright full moon emerges, will take nearly 4 hours. The next total lunar eclipse visible in the USA will be on January 21, 2019, according to NASA. The Royal Astronomical Society said that Mars and the moon will appear low in the sky for everyone in the United Kingdom, so a location with ... [Full Article...]

Blue Origin tests new motor during blastoff from Texas facility

It was the ninth test flight and lasted 11 minutes. These latest tests were also created to push the booster to its limit, which led to Blue Origin noting the potential they could lose the booster, not least during the focused testing on the escape system, centered around a solid motor firing for two seconds to fly the capsule free of a failing booster. [Full Article...]

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee A partisan divide over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deepened Wednesday, with Republican senators extolling his judicial record while Democrats demanded time to thoroughly vet his writings and opinions on matters ranging from environmental regulation to executive authority. [Full Article...]

Who is Andrew Wheeler, the new acting EPA administrator?

Who is Andrew Wheeler, the new acting EPA administrator? Pruitt temporarily will be succeeded by Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former lobbyist for a coal mining company whose employees were President Donald Trump's biggest source of campaign contributions in 2016. Scott Pruitt did not have many fans among Iowa's congressional delegation when he served as EPA Administrator ... and that remains true following his resignation on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Eastern Canada Heat Wave Continues, Causing Several Deaths In Montreal

Eastern Canada Heat Wave Continues, Causing Several Deaths In Montreal Sudbury has been under a heat warning since Friday. Daytime temperatures will again be near 30 degrees, with humidex values in the mid 30s. "It could save a life", Genereux said. Montreal's civil services have announced the introduction of measures aimed at ensuring the well-being and safety of residents, including a door-to-door operation created to reach at-risk people and to provide prevent... [Full Article...]

Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court

Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has committed to confirming a nominee in the fall, which the Republican-controlled Senate should be able to do if McConnell can hold his razor-thin majority together. Trump asked Manchin, the senator recalled. "Overturning Roe " will stay the rallying cry on both sides of the issue, but the antiabortion movement's legal strategists plan to stick ... [Full Article...]

Strawberry Moon 2018: Will June’s full moon affect your sleep?

Strawberry Moon 2018: Will June’s full moon affect your sleep? Given favorable weather conditions, the July 27 blood moon will be visible throughout most of the eastern hemisphere including the totality phase in Africa, the Middle East and much of central Asia. The moon will be partially eclipsed for roughly an hour before and after the main event. In the process, the Earth's shadow over the moon blocks most light radiation. [Full Article...]

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022 Environmentalists have warned that plastic wastes can persist in the environment for almost a thousand years before they fully disintegrate. On the occasion, the Prime Minister released postage stamp on the theme beat the plastic pollution and publications. [Full Article...]

SpaceX to launch SES-12 communications satellite

SpaceX to launch SES-12 communications satellite Falcon 9's first stage for the SES-12 mission previously supported the OTV-5 mission from Launch Complex 39A in September 2017. The original plan was for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket to power the mission, but Musk said a few months ago that the company would probably use its "Big F-ing Rocket" (BFR) instead. [Full Article...]

Heavy rain, flooding expected in South Florida over Memorial Day Weekend

Heavy rain, flooding expected in South Florida over Memorial Day Weekend As of Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center says there is a 90% chance we have our first tropical depression or Tropical Storm Alberto in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Saturday. That system on Sunday and Monday likely will continue moving north and dumping heavy rains along the Gulf Coast . Over the next 24 hours, what was once known as Invest 90L will move north into the Gul... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner now has permanent security clearance

Jared Kushner now has permanent security clearance President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner , had his White House security clearance restored Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said, after months of uncertainty stemming in part from his role in the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. [Full Article...]

Battlefield V will be revealed next week

Battlefield V will be revealed next week On May 23, electronic Arts & DICE will unveil your next all-out war journey. This has lead some fans to speculate that the next Battlefield will try to bite on Call of Duty 's zombie game type, alongside rumors that the series will be moving to World War 2. [Full Article...]

How many fake accounts did Facebook quash so far this year?

How many fake accounts did Facebook quash so far this year? The report shows just how much of that content was seen by Facebook users, how much was removed , and provides evidence that 583 million fake Facebook accounts were deleted. "For example, artificial intelligence isn't good enough yet to determine whether someone is pushing hate or describing something that happened to them so they can raise awareness of the issue". [Full Article...]

Democrats ask FTC to investigate Google's data collection practices

One example of this, the letter notes, is Google's ability to share blog posts about "holiday shopping habits" through the data it collects from users' Location History. "The result is that Google, the unit of Alphabet behind Android, has access to data about individuals' locations and their movements that go far beyond a reasonable consumer expectation of privacy", the Quartz report says. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 may actually make videoconferencing cool

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 may actually make videoconferencing cool It has 4K rotating cameras, speakers and the far-field microphone arrays Microsoft has been pushing (for Cortana). Another nifty addition to this year's Surface Hub is the fact that it can be employed in the portrait orientation as well, unlike the previous one which was restricted to a landscape position. [Full Article...]


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