Sci-tech

Sci-tech Crude oil spills into Iowa river after freight train derailment
Author: 0 Crude oil spills into Iowa river after freight train derailment

Governor Adam Gregg listen to flood victims while visiting the northwest Iowa flood regions and the BNSF train derailment. Despite the rising water outside, the oil spill turned Rock Valley's focus to the safety of the water inside, ultimately deciding to turn off all locally sourced water.

Sci-tech Massive Dust Storm Engulfs Mars
Author: 0 Massive Dust Storm Engulfs Mars

This proves the intensity of the storms in mars, and Curiosity seems good enough to quench ours, to carry out further investigations, as NASA says. For the past 14 years, Dr. In a press conference last week, NASA officials said they expect Opportunity will survive the dust storm. In the meantime, Martian cold has also been a cause for concern for Opportunity, now in its 15th year on the planet.

Sci-tech Twitter reacts to Trump's call for a Space Force
Author: 0 Twitter reacts to Trump's call for a Space Force

The President's idea of a space force has found support with the the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon as well as NASA . But professor and space policy expert John Logsdon of George Washington University says the treaty would not prohibit the creation of a proposed Space Force .

Sci-tech World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies
Author: 0 World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies

Yesterday the Zoo family farewelled Puan, the oldest orangutan in the world, due to age related complications. Perth Zoo also posted an emotional video on their Twitter page, where Primate Supervisor Holly Thompson described Puan's death as "calm and relaxed".

Sci-tech Toxic plants discovered in Virginia can cause bad burns and blindness
Author: 0 Toxic plants discovered in Virginia can cause bad burns and blindness

Although it may sound like a monster from a classic B-movie, giant hogweed is very real and it's also more than a little bit risky. Officials in eastern Virginia's Isle of Wight County posted a safety alert bulletin on its Facebook page warning residents that if they come across one to to avoid contact with the plant.

Sci-tech Trump orders Pentagon to create United States 'space force'
Author: 0 Trump orders Pentagon to create United States 'space force'

But it may be years before such a force is fully established. "But at the end of the day it requires Congress to create a new service". "This is major legislation". During the body of the meeting, panelists discussed work on commercial remote sensing licenses, launch regulations that will stem from the second space policy directive, the best strategies to return to the moon and future exploration missions.

Author: 0 Antarctica ice melting at alarming rate

Lead author Dr Rob Massom, of the Australian Antarctic Division and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, said that reduced sea ice coverage since the late 1980s led to increased exposure of ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula to ocean swells, causing them to flex and break.

Sci-tech Why Nasa has lost contact with its Opportunity rover on Mars
Author: 0 Why Nasa has lost contact with its Opportunity rover on Mars

The doctors are telling you to give it time, and the vital signs are good. Opportunity has set records for the most travelled surface vehicle on any planet, trundling some 45km. Spirit later got stuck in a sand trap, where it could not angle toward the sun in the winter, and has been silent since 2010. The storm has been growing since the end of May with unprecedented speed.

Sci-tech Melting of Antarctica is speeding up, worrying scientists
Author: 0 Melting of Antarctica is speeding up, worrying scientists

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. "If the political landscape of a future Antarctica is more concerned with rivalry, and how each country can get the most out of the continent and its oceans, then all protections could be overturned".

Sci-tech Farmers at odds with EPA chief over bio-fuels
Author: 0 Farmers at odds with EPA chief over bio-fuels

Meanwhile, Pruitt toured a farm in Reliance and spoke with about 50 farmers. He then responded to questions from a number of farmers. Ingraham's call for Pruitt to be replaced as EPA chief also marked one of the first times a key member of the conservative press has broken publicly from supporting him, even amid the scandals surrounding him.

Sci-tech Carbon dioxide reaches another record level in Earth's atmosphere
Author: 0 Carbon dioxide reaches another record level in Earth's atmosphere

The goal is to turn carbon in the air into fuel for cars, boats, and planes. "This is real", he said . Others in the industry welcomed the fact that Carbon Engineering were bringing down costs, but felt that further incentives from governments were needed for carbon capture, utilisation and storage to achieve its potential.

Sci-tech Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing
Author: 0 Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

In the last 70 years the storms have slowed by ten per cent. Slowdowns over land were higher in some regions (a 20 percent slowdown over land for Atlantic storms, a 30 percent slowdown over land for western North Pacific storms and a 19 percent slowdown over land for storms affecting the Australian region).

Sci-tech United Nations says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows
Author: 0 United Nations says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

Solheim said that the environment is a people-centric problem in India . Take a selfie with a reusable alternative you're going to use in its place. "Plastic pollution is now entering our food chain". "While we don't have figures for their use here, what we do know is that plastic straws are nearly impossible to recycle because they of their size and lightness".

Sci-tech Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Launches Commercial Communications Satellite
Author: 0 Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Launches Commercial Communications Satellite

Monday. According to the mission's press kit , the Falcon 9 rocket's second stage will deploy the satellite 32 minutes and 14 seconds after liftoff. SpaceX will not attempt to recover the first stage-the rocket will instead fall into the ocean. Engineers and technicians with SpaceX are presently assessing the health and resiliency of that booster to ensure that these Block 5 variants can be flown multiple times without significant refurbishment.

Sci-tech Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit
Author: 0 Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit

It is unclear what circumstances lead to the bear's death. German media reports have suggested the animals' enclosures were damaged in a storm, after a river overflowed and damaged fences. Friday's escape comes two years after two lions broke out of their cages at a zoo in Leipzig in eastern Germany. In 2015, an orang-utan was shot dead after escaping from the Duisburg zoo, and a bear escapee from Osnabrueck suffered the same fate in 2017.

Sci-tech Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built
Author: 0 Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

An existing pipeline company could buy the assets, or the federal government could flow the assets into a standalone operating company in which many investors could buy stakes, said Masson. It expects its approximately 30 per cent share of after-tax proceeds to be about $1.25 billion. Hal Kvisle says though there are significant risks of further delays and cost overruns, by starting construction in the Burnaby area, the government will be better able to judge the true opposition to the ...

Sci-tech Alberto moves inland and heads north tonight and Tuesday
Author: 0 Alberto moves inland and heads north tonight and Tuesday

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph) and was moving north at 8 miles per hour (13 kph). Subtropical Storm Alberto moves northbound over Northwest Florida Monday evening bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and a risk of severe storms to South Alabama and South Georgia.

Sci-tech BC Sues Alberta Over 'Turn-Off-Fuel-Tap' Legislation
Author: 0 BC Sues Alberta Over 'Turn-Off-Fuel-Tap' Legislation

Horgan wasn't commenting Monday on Notley's decision to skip the conference. It's imperative that Kinder Morgan is able to "finish what it started" and build the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline project, the president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce told BNN Bloomberg in an interview Wednesday.

Sci-tech Florida, Mississippi, Alabama declare emergencies
Author: 0 Florida, Mississippi, Alabama declare emergencies

It is not organized enough yet to be a tropical storm, and is considered subtropical. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, warned residents along coastal Alabama and MS as well as the Florida Panhandle to brace for heavy rain and high winds.