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Sci-tech Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules
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The administration's proposal asserts that "attempting to solve climate change, even in part" is "fundamentally different" from the Clean Air Act's "original objective of addressing smog-related air quality problems". California, 16 states and the District of Columbia have already filed a lawsuit that challenges the plan's scientific underpinnings. These changes were expected under the administration of President Donald Trump, who has said that fuel economy standards were imposing ...

Sci-tech Trump details looser mpg regulations; states vow to fight
Author: 0 Trump details looser mpg regulations; states vow to fight

Most automakers haven't had time to react to the proposal , but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said the "proposed rule recognizes that assumptions made in 2012 about consumer preferences have fundamentally shifted in 2018". Fuel efficiency is unsafe for drivers, the Trump administration claims. Under the Trump administration's preferred proposal, that would drop to 29.6 miles per gallon, a reduction in nationwide fuel efficiency of about 21 percent.

Sci-tech 1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019
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A report issued last month by a USA government auditor said Boeing and SpaceX are unlikely to be able to send astronauts to the ISS next year, resulting in a possible gap in the U.S. Like many spaceflight programs, development has been slow-going, with milestones regularly delayed. If those uncrewed missions go well, Boeing and SpaceX will each follow with two crewed flights in 2019.

Sci-tech Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Occurs Tonight
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The eclipse will already have started by the time the Moon rises over the United Kingdom and Western Europe. Various Bible passages are cited to back this up, including one in the Book of Joel saying, 'The sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and bad day of the Lord comes'.

Sci-tech Rare dolphin-whale hybrid spotted near Hawaii
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The hybrid was spotted spending most of its time alongside another melon-headed whale by scientists on a two-week tagging and monitoring effort. Soon after, they were able to get DNA, which led them to the definitive conclusion that it was indeed a hybrid of the two species.

Sci-tech NASA's TESS begins hunt for planets in other solar systems
Author: 0 NASA's TESS begins hunt for planets in other solar systems

NASA expects TESS will find thousands of exoplanets during the course of its mission, with a particular focus on those around relatively nearby stars. The Kepler space telescope discovered over 2,000 confirmed exoplanets since its launch in 2009. Because of the overlapping of TESS's observation sectors, the spacecraft will have an area near the pole under constant observation.

Sci-tech Mars closest to earth in 15 years today
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The Red Planet will be visible over the night sky in bright shades of red and orange. The Earth will have the Red Planet and the Sun on either side, with the three celestial bodies in a straight line. The two planets will be just 57.6 million kilometres apart. Part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, Mars Curiosity on Tuesday tweeted: "I feel so close to you right now".

Sci-tech The Dems are Still Trying to Create 'Dark Files' on President Trump
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CNN recently released an audio recording of Michael Cohen and President Trump discussing the hush money payment of former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who allegedly had an affair with Trump 10 years ago. Jay Goldberg, another former Trump lawyer, argued Friday on CNN's "Erin Burnett Out Front" that Giuliani "immeasurably" damaged his case against Cohen with the sudden shift in tone.

Sci-tech Saturn, Mars Set to Make Their Closest Approaches to Earth in 2018
Author: 0 Saturn, Mars Set to Make Their Closest Approaches to Earth in 2018

This is the point in which Earth is sandwiched directly in the middle of the sun and Mars. "In this case it's going to appear about five times brighter than usual", added Kelly. This year marks what astronomers call a perihelic opposition of Mars, meaning Earth comes between the sun and the Mars when Mars is at its closest distance to the sun.

Sci-tech India witnesses longest ever 'blood moon' eclipse of the century
Author: 0 India witnesses longest ever 'blood moon' eclipse of the century

The moon disappeared behind clouds at the crucial moment. The sky show will not be visible from North America, but there's still a way to catch all the action surrounding the " blood moon " online. The so-called "blood moon", when it turns a deep red, will be visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The next such lunar eclipse won't be until 2123.

Sci-tech Canada to witness longest lunar eclipse of 21st century this week
Author: 0 Canada to witness longest lunar eclipse of 21st century this week

During a lunar eclipse , the moon appears to be red because it lines up perfectly with the Earth and sun such that the Earth's shadow totally blocks the sun's light. In a lunar eclipse the moon appears darkened as it passes into the Earth's shadow. But why does the moon turn red? All of this is easily visible with the naked eye.

Sci-tech Blood Moon rising over Dubrovnik
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Priscila Sinaga captured the moon's reddish hue during the blood moon eclipse in Cinere, Indonesia. Those in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro had more luck, snapping the red moon in the clear night sky with their phones and cameras. Unfortunately for anyone in the US, the eclipse will not be visible. For Logan Govender, spokesperson for the Durban Astronomical Society, the eclipse would intrigue budding astronomers.

Sci-tech Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity Passes Yet Another Test
Author: 0 Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity Passes Yet Another Test

In this graphic the colour effect, speed and size of the objects have been exaggerated for clarity. The study allowed astronomers to follow the star, called S2, as it passed near the black hole amid May 2018. Using a telescope more powerful than astronomers of his day could even dream of, researchers peering at a distant black hole have confirmed that Einstein's assumptions about light wavelengths were spot-on.

Sci-tech Pledge to ditch the plastic straw
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Elsewhere, the board of supervisors in San Francisco on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance to ban plastic straws along with carryout containers and certain kinds of wrappers, the report states. Seattle became the first major USA city to ban the offending utensils this month and British Prime Minister Theresa May took time out of her busy schedule of Brexit-bungling to ban plastic straws, stirrers and q-tips in April.

Sci-tech Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century
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In a special treat, Mars is also at its closest approach to Earth this week since 2003, making it appear bigger and brighter . Whether a full moon turns coppery red depends entirely on the atmospheric conditions and how much dust is in the air to bounce off the light from the sun.

Sci-tech Scientists discover huge lake on Mars
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The discovery was made using MARSIS, a ground-penetrating radar tool aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft orbiting Mars. "The shift from "warm and wet" to "frozen wasteland" would have occurred very, very slowly, giving any life that got started on Mars plenty of time to adapt and to move with the water".

Author: 0 Talking Lunar Eclipse with prof. Lerothodi Leeuw

When the three celestial bodies are perfectly lined up, however, the Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light from the sun while refracting or bending red light onto the moon , usually giving it a rosy blush. If you're in North America and want to watch the lunar eclipse , you still can. Anyone in Western Africa, the Middle East, and much of Eastern Asia will get to see the entire show, from the very beginning of the penumbral eclipse all the way through to the full eclipse and the ...

Sci-tech US won't see upcoming lunar eclipse
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A "Super Blood Moon" and Mars rise during a lunar eclipse over Cairo on Friday. The moon turns deep red or reddish brown during eclipses, instead of going completely dark. "And because of the elliptical shape of the orbit, it's even closer than normal; it really is a great time to spot Mars". Venus and Jupiter, along with Mars, are easy to pick out due to their brightness.

Sci-tech When, how and where to watch the total lunar eclipse in India
Author: 0 When, how and where to watch the total lunar eclipse in India

The hype around the Eclipse of July 27 appeared because it will last a long time. In the Philippines, the lunar eclipse will occur on early Saturday dawn, starting at about 1:14 a.m. This happens because the sunlight refracted by the Earth's atmosphere hits the darkened moon. Skywatchers in the US, however, will not be able to enjoy the rare event, unless they are willing to travel.

Sci-tech Early-risers impressed by 'super long' blood moon eclipse
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In addition, the event will also be visible in parts of South-America, parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia. Yes, it's a total lunar eclipse , so the moon will be entirely in the Earth's shadow. In fact, in the Book of Revelation chapter 6 verses 11 - 13, where verse 12 says: "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great natural disaster; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood".

Sci-tech The blood moon lunar eclipse is here (and so is Mars)
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There are multiple YouTube channels showing the lunar eclipse 2018 live stream so that enthusiasts do not miss out on one of the remarkable events of the century. But, while there was a spectacular sunrise, the eclipsed moon disappeared behind low cloud at the crucial moment in Christchurch. The rare cosmic event won't be visible to skywatchers in Canada, the US or Greenland, but it should be at least partially visible everywhere else.