Research

by | July 19, 2018 | 14:26

Lemaître, Belgian priest and physicist, famously proposed the idea that the universe was constantly expanding from a single point. Lemaitre described the beginning of the universe as a "burst of fireworks", and believed that the big bang was the beginning of time, taking place on a 'day without yesterday.' His proposal was observationally confirmed soon afterwards by Edwin Hubble .

by | July 19, 2018 | 13:08

Sheppard of the Carenegie Institution for Science and his team thought the gas giant was worth a quick look, training the Magellan Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile on the area. The Carnegie team led by Dr Sheppard first spotted the moons previous year while they were searching for a giant planet orbiting the sun beyond Pluto.

by | July 19, 2018 | 11:22

Temperatures are expected to dip slightly in the middle of the week as an onshore flow develops, according to Environment Canada. "Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year", a statement on Environment Canada's website reads. Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Cooler temperatures and another slight chance of showers are in the forecast for this weekend, though for the most part, it should be nothing but ...

by | July 19, 2018 | 07:26

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a television interview on Wednesday he accepted Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' assessment that Russian Federation continues to be a threat to U.S. Some $400,000 of that money was donated to the Democrats, Kurennoy said on state television, adding that prosecutors have documentary evidence to support the assertions.

by | July 18, 2018 | 22:12

The sportswear maker announced that it is committing to using only recycled plastic by 2024 . "Hilton has committed to removing plastic straws from all of its 650 managed hotels globally, which will save an estimated 35 million straws per year from potentially ending up in the ocean", said a spokesperson for the company.

by | July 18, 2018 | 18:59

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is expected to be given £2.5m from the United Kingdom government to develop the spaceport in Sutherland. Melness, Sutherland will be developed with help from funding from the UK Space Agency and British government industrial initiatives.

by | July 18, 2018 | 08:52

In the spring of 2017, Jupiter happened to be in an area of sky the team wanted to search for Planet Nine . Galileo discovered the first four of Jupiter's moons, all huge, in 1610. How many moons does Jupiter have? Sheppard and his team believe that these moons are remnants of three larger moons that broke apart when they collided with other moons, asteroids or comets.

by | July 17, 2018 | 23:13

Jupiter's moon Valetudo (pointed out with orange bars) moves relative to background stars in these images taken with the Magellan Telescopes at the Las Campanas Observatory. Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, is the ninth-largest object in the solar system, bigger than the planet Mercury and dwarf planets like Pluto . This orbital arrangement means Jupiter appears as the largest disc in the sky and will be visible from sundown to sunrise.

by | July 17, 2018 | 11:42

Heat warnings have been issued for parts of southern B.C. including Greater Victoria, eastern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. Large hail can injure people or damage property, Environment Canada said in a statement. Toronto's Medical Officer of Health has also issued a heat warning for the city until further notice. You are advised to drink plenty of water and stay in a cool place and make sure family and friends are doing the same, and never leave people or pets in a parked ...

by | July 17, 2018 | 05:40

Out of 149 rhinos relocated between 2005 and 2017, only eight died, the wildlife ministry reported. According to the International Union for Conservation and Nature, black rhinos are classified as critically endangered, meaning they still face a high risk of extinction in the wild.

by | July 16, 2018 | 20:16

Scientists attached to the Square Kilometre Array Project, have celebrated the launch of the MeerKAT - the precursor to the SKA. Over 60 operational radio telescopes have been launched at the SKA site outside Carnarvon. Built at a cost of 4.4 billion rand (23 billion INR). South Africa has unveiled a powerful radio telescope, part of an worldwide project that scientists say will provide new details on the Milky Way and other galaxies .

by | July 16, 2018 | 16:25

In 2004 the first probe to orbit Mercury was also launched from the complex. Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith of the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base gave the all-clear for the demolition, according to a Facebook post from the base . The historic launch towers dismantled for the creation of a new complex to launch lunar missions. The Delta II program launched almost 50 Global Positioning System satellites from Florida for the Air Force, helping to establish a precise navigation and ...

by | July 16, 2018 | 00:47

Even more exciting, reports The Conversation , is that neutrinos had never before been traced back to their source. That's how scientists used a neutrino detector to figure out that the blazar TXS 0506+056 was sending out cosmic neutrinos and cosmic rays .

by | July 15, 2018 | 22:44

Interestingly, the moon will also be very close to Earth during these celestial events; lunar perigee occurs just over 5 hours after new moon. Scientists say that there is the influence of the Eclipse on biological processes on Earth. In India the partial phase will begin at 11:54 p.m. and the the total eclipse would begin at 1:00 a.m. on July 28. Therefore, pregnant women are not allowed to leave their rooms during the eclipse and curtains are drawn so that the Moon does not pose a threat.

by | July 15, 2018 | 17:59

That's what the IceCube neutrino detector in Antarctica watches for, and in September 2017, that's what it saw. Because they travel at almost the speed of light and do not interact with other matter, they are capable of traversing billions of light years.

by | July 15, 2018 | 15:33

Sagar Gokhale, the secretary of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha, which is the oldest group of amateur astronomers in the city said: "It will be exciting to watch it and usually, it can be seen with naked eyes, although we get a few telescopes for viewing as well".

by | July 14, 2018 | 23:47

Israel will be the fourth nation on the planet to land a spacecraft on the moon, when its SpaceIL touches down on Earth's only natural satellite on February 13, 2019. Approximately $88 million was invested in the spacecraft's development and construction. Over the years, additional partners from the private sector, from government companies and from the academia have joined as well.

by | July 14, 2018 | 11:01

The development made good on Ford's repeated promise to do away with the updated curriculum, which he said parents had not been adequately consulted on. "Absolutely not, I'm here today, I'm taking questions", he said. The Kathleen Wynne government's cap-and-trade program - an initiative that Premier Doug Ford have long dismissed as a tax grab - will be legally unravelled.

by | July 13, 2018 | 21:43

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hammer parts of eastern Newfoundland today as hurricane Chris tracks towards the region. As of Friday morning, the remnants of what was once Hurricane Beryl are losing the chance of tropical development.

by | July 13, 2018 | 08:03

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) released a statement on Thursday that she would oppose Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. "And that will happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court", he said .

by | July 13, 2018 | 00:49

Today, the third try was the charm and Progress MS-09 lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on time at 5:51 am ET (July 10 local time at the launch site). The goal is to shorten the time it takes a crew to reach the station inside a cramped Soyuz ferry ship, a trip that traditionally took two days , or 34 orbits.

by | July 12, 2018 | 22:11

Fossils of the creature called Ingentia prima , a species of sauropodomorph, suggest that dinosaurs grew in size 30 million years earlier than previously thought. Analysis showed that I. prima weighed between seven and 10 tons (the largest African elephants weight between six and seven tons), and it already exhibited an elongated neck and long tail, though not almost as pronounced as those seen later.

by | July 12, 2018 | 19:47

While Trump was reportedly already interested in Kavanaugh before that discussion with Kennedy, the retiring jurist's recommendation helped seal the deal. "Because he has written and spoken prolifically on many issues of deep concern, we believe his positions merit close scrutiny". He's also sided with abortion opponents.

by | July 12, 2018 | 18:32

The video, which shows sea level rising as the ice from the glacier enters the ocean, may be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2tWk5fO. The event was filmed late on June 22 and lasted about 30 minutes. Earth's biggest glaciers are in frozen Antarctica, and their breakup would be catastrophic for sea level rise; the loss of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet would release enough water to raise global sea levels by almost 10 feet (3 meters).

by | July 12, 2018 | 16:56

Vanderbilt Law professor Brian Fitzpatrick doesn't adhere to that thinking. While Kavanaugh wrote that legal action against a president should be deferred, he also noted there is no current law that requires that. In addition to working in the White House Counsel's office under Bush, Kavanaugh also worked for independent counsel Kenneth Starr's investigation into the death of Clinton aide Vince Foster and the Monica Lewinsky probe that led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment.