Sci-tech

European Space Agency starts plant where oxygen is extracted from moondust

So what researchers need to extract oxygen from dust particles is a technology like what has been prototyped by the space agency . Oxygen isn't just used...


Trump has parting words for the star of Davos, Greta Thunberg

Thunberg is to hold a "school strike" demonstration in Davos on Friday. They also include South African climate activist Ayakha Melithafa, 17, and Canadian Au...


No Astrovans for SpaceX, Crews Riding to Rockets in Teslas

It follows years of development and delays as the United States has sought to revive its human spaceflight program through private partnerships. To that end, ...


The International Space Station is launching into the LEGO universe

For more from the world of LEGO , check out these Overwatch sets that are still on sale. Lego composed on Twitter . Are you going to pick up this new L...


SpaceX crew capsule escape test a success as crowds watch rocket explode

The capsule will deploy three parachutes to slow its descent to the water, and will carry aboard two human-shaped test dummies fitted with motion sensors to col...


Malaysia sends back trash, refuses to be world's waste bin

PENANG , Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter past year, with the en...


Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Yeo said another 110 containers are expected to be sent back by the middle of this year. Of the 150 containers, 42 will be returned to the UK, 43 to France, 1...


SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

The success clears the way for astronauts to begin using the spacecraft for trips to the International Space Station this year. "This critical flight test p...


Crew Dragon Launch Escape Test

Then, a second set of thrusters should power up to right the capsule before its parachutes deploy and slow the craft for its splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. T...


Smoke from Australia’s fires will make ‘full circuit’ around the world

Smoke is an inevitable outcome from any fire, and the unstoppable bushfires in Australia are characterized with an enormous volume of smoke, which has blighted...


Mystery Objects Near Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Discovered

In 2014, G2 made a close approach to Sgr A*. There is still some debate as to what the objects are, but UCLA reported that they are all likely binary stars ...


Australia will need a century to recover from bush fires

Smoke has already traveled half way around the world according to NASA , it will eventually circulate throughout the world, returning to Australia . Canberra ...


James Murdoch denounces father's news outlets for climate change denial

And it comes as huge swathes of Australian land are being ravaged by wildfires, which have killed more than 20 people and up to a billion animals, putting at ri...


NASA says 2019 was the second warmest year ever recorded

Today's data doesn't come as a huge surprise, with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) signalling at the start of last December that 2019 likely marke...


Scott Morrison calls for bushfire royal commission amid devastation

The review found that climate change had led to an increase in the frequency and severity of what scientists call "fire weather" - periods with a high fire risk...


SpaceX sends 60 New Starlink Satellites into the orbit-a replay

SpaceX's GO Searcher restoration ship will likely be available to retrieve the Crew Dragon, however, do not count on to see a superior rocket landing. During th...


Rain to bring relief, risks to Australia hit by fire

In response to the crisis, a team of United Kingdom scientists came together last month to conduct a Rapid Response Review of 57 different research projects tha...


Ocean Temperatures Have Reached a Record-Breaking High

Ocean temperatures have risen to the highest level in history. [THREAD, 1/9] Ocean heat content (0-2000m) data from IAP and NOAA/NCEI was just released ...


17-year-old NASA intern discovers rare new planet

Cukier had to manually analyze the pictures hoping he would identify any changes that could suggest a planet. There are four cameras for the TESS study of the s...


New Coronavirus Identified in Central China Pneumonia Outbreak

The outbreak is occurring in Wuhan, about 700 miles south of Beijing. Twenty-one of those patients have since been discharged , Hong Kong's Hospital Author...


Donald Trump to speed up infrastructure project approval with rule rollback

The industry groups say streamlining NEPA regulations would lead to more and better-paying jobs throughout the country, since long-delayed projects could then b...


Astronomers Reveal Huge Wave-Like Structure in the Milky Way Galaxy

The researchers discovered a long, thin structure, about 9,000 light years long and 400 light years wide, with a wave-like shape, cresting 500 light years above...


Mars losing water even faster than scientists thought

Water may escape Mars quicker than expected, possibly clarifying how the Red Planet lost its oceans, lakes, and streams, another research reveals. What rema...


SpaceX is launching 60 more satellites and is trying to defuse them

Starlink-another manifestation of Musk's cosmic ambitions-is a proposed internet satellite constellation that is, according to SpaceX , "the world's most adv...


Australian wildfires undoing decades of conservation work

It has been quite emotional. The park is a popular place for spotting the duck-billed platypus, one of Australia's most beloved species. On Friday night with ...


Wolf Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and How to See It From Australia

The penumbral lunar eclipse will last a little over four hours with the moon first penetrating the Earth's shadow at 17:07 UTC (12:07 p.m. EST) and passing out ...


Musician Meat Loaf Goes Vegan For Veganuary

Thunberg was a committed advocate for combating climate change , including at the United Nations Climate Change Summit, where she criticized the world's leadi...


Irwin Family Wildlife Hospital Saves 90000 Animals

There are still over 139 fires burning, with 69 uncontained, according to the most recent Twitter status post from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. This ...


NASA announces discovery of potentially habitable Earth-sized planet

Until astronomers can figure out how much mass TOI 700 d has, they can't be sure if the planet is a rocky world like ours or gaseous one like one of its siste...


Eclipse will occur as Full Wolf Moon peaks January 10

At the peak of the eclipse on 10 January, roughly 90 percent of the Moon's outer disc will fall under the Earth's shadow, giving it a slight shadow gradient a...


Australian PM says govt to allocate AUD 2 billion for bushfire recovery

Around A$500 million of funding would be allotted for the fiscal year that ends in June 2020, with A$1 billion earmarked for 2020/21 and A$500 million for 202...


Doctors on Earth treated an astronaut’s blood clot in space

The unnamed space-person suffered a deep vein thrombosis , with a blood clot forming in the jugular vein of their neck. The astronaut had to carefully monito...


Bushfires rage out of control across southeast Australia

The agency will be modelling its operations closely on the successful response provided to the North Queensland floods, he said. During the United Nations cli...


NASA helps India find Vikram Lander lunar crash site

This week, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team released a mosaic image showcasing the lander, its impact point and the surrounding debris field. The ...


Australian bushfire smoke turns New Zealand’s glaciers brown

One satellite image showed the south island covered in smoke, which was spreading to the north island too. Now, that thick blanket of haze has descended upon ...