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Sci-tech Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada
Author: 0 Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada

A picture taken by Brian Gisborne of Fisheries and Oceans Canada shows J50 swimming with her mother, J16. Cottrell said the Canadian government was considering granting a special license to feed J50. "It's very possible that she has succumbed at this point and we may never see her again". Cottrell says the first step of assessing her health, which involves collecting breath and stool samples and observing her behaviour, can be done in Canadian waters.

Sci-tech Hurricane Hector threatens Hawaii, John targets Mexico
Author: 0 Hurricane Hector threatens Hawaii, John targets Mexico

By Tuesday evening, Hector was packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Hurricane-force winds extend about 30 miles (45 kilometers) from Hector's center and tropical storm-force winds can reach up to 90 miles (150 kilometres) from the eye outwards.

Sci-tech Partial solar eclipse set to happen on August 11
Author: 0 Partial solar eclipse set to happen on August 11

The eclipse - the third and last the Earth will see in 2018 - will be the only solar eclipse visible in China this year, according to the Chinese Astronomical Society. The August eclipse began over the cold North Atlantic and Greenland before moving in a northeast direction. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun, causing the moon to be covered by Earth's shadow and fade away.

Sci-tech Australia relaxes protections on kangaroos during historic drought
Author: 0 Australia relaxes protections on kangaroos during historic drought

The US will subsidise farmers and buy unsold crops, among other measures; farmers growing soybeans, sorghum and wheat will get the most aid. But it's not enough for many farmers. Drought is a period of abnormally low rainfall that leads to shortages of water supply. While the country is no stranger to "big drys" and its people have long had a reputation as resilient, the extreme conditions across swathes of Australia's east are the worst in more than 50 years.

Sci-tech Perseid meteor shower: Stunning images emerge from shooting star display
Author: 0 Perseid meteor shower: Stunning images emerge from shooting star display

According to NASA , the meteor shower peaks from 4 p.m. (EDT) on the August 12 until 4 a.m. on the August 13. When the "radiant" is highest in the sky, we'll see the most meteors. As they burn, they create a bright burst of light across the sky - traveling at about 37 miles-per-second. -Allow your eyes 20-30 minutes to adjust to darkness.

Sci-tech NASA just built the fastest man-made object ever
Author: 0 NASA just built the fastest man-made object ever

The spacecraft will fly through the sun's corona multiple times to answer several questions, like why it is millions of degrees hotter than the surface of the sun itself. Nasa's new solar spacecraft is so indestructable that parts of it will be circling the Sun until the Solar System ends, eight billion years from now, scientists have said.

Sci-tech One missing, 1600 evacuated at flooded French campsites
Author: 0 One missing, 1600 evacuated at flooded French campsites

All in the group, who are from the city of Leverkusen, are all accounted for and safe. The missing German was supervising the children at the camp. Four German children were hospitalized for hypothermia in Bagnols-sur-Ceze, a town on the Ceze River, Dousset said.

Sci-tech Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend
Author: 0 Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend

We're pleased to announce we will be livestreaming the 2018 Perseids meteor shower peak in 4K ultra HD. And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to flawless this year. and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere. Look to the northeast about 40 degrees off the horizon. It's recommended you find a dark sky in a rural area away from artificial lighting.

Sci-tech The best meteor shower in years is happening August 11-13
Author: 0 The best meteor shower in years is happening August 11-13

Stargazers are anxiously awaiting the peak weekend for this year's Perseid meteor shower. Speaking to Space.com, Bill Cooke, a meteor expert at NASA, said: "The moon is very favourable for the Perseids this year, and that'll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it".

Sci-tech Don't miss the meteor shower
Author: 0 Don't miss the meteor shower

And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to flawless this year. At best, a typical Perseid meteor shower produces 80 to a few hundred meteors per hour. For the best viewing, make sure you get away from city lights . The Slooh observatory will host a livestream of the shower starting at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Sci-tech Perseid meteor shower to offer a spectacular show this weekend
Author: 0 Perseid meteor shower to offer a spectacular show this weekend

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above desert pine trees on August 13, 2015, in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. The Perseid meteor shower lights up the Earth's sky every summer about this time as our planet passes through the trail left be Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Author: 0 The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

Those bits of cosmic dust fall into our atmosphere, creating the bright streaks we see as meteors in the night sky. This year's Perseid meteor shower will be highly visible both Saturday and Sunday night, giving watchers ample opportunity to spot plenty of shooting stars.

Sci-tech Australia's drought -- the cancer eating away at farms
Author: 0 Australia's drought -- the cancer eating away at farms

She says if farmers can't produce crops this year, they won't get another chance to plant until this time next year, which means they won't be able to get any income from their produce until 2020. And look at the kinds of academic research we fund: $468,000 for the Australian National University to "investigate warfare in the ancient Tongan state through a study of earthwork fortifications" and $340,000 for the University of Wollongong to study how "socially engaged art" can "catalyse new ...

Sci-tech Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico
Author: 0 Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

Enhanced rainfall from deep tropical moisture surrounding Hector will affect the Puna and Ka'ū Districts of the Big Island as the hurricane passes by south of the state on Wednesday and Thursday. “The probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean is below normal due to the forecast for a below-average season.”.

Sci-tech A New Planet that Does not Orbit any Star has been Discovered
Author: 0 A New Planet that Does not Orbit any Star has been Discovered

A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. Brown dwarfs have long baffled experts because they're too big to be considered planets but are not big enough to be stars. Though it was first detected in 2016, scientists initially identified it as one of five recently discovered brown dwarfs. Scientists theorise that one possibility is having a planet or moon interact with the dwarf's magnetic field.

Sci-tech Hurricane Hector expected to miss Hawaii as it strengthens
Author: 0 Hurricane Hector expected to miss Hawaii as it strengthens

Hector has entered the Central Pacific as a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with increased forward movement near 15 miles per hour and maximum sustained winds are near 140 miles per hour. The hurricane is now forecast to pass the south of Hawaii on Wednesday. "Now is a good time for everyone in the Hawaiian Islands to ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place", it said .

Sci-tech These nine American astronauts will make commercial spaceflight history
Author: 0 These nine American astronauts will make commercial spaceflight history

NASA , the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, introduced on 4 August the first USA astronauts who will fly on an American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station . "It's absolutely the opportunity of a lifetime", Mann, a Marine Corps lieutenant who joined NASA in 2013, said during the announcement. He has flown to space twice before this, both on space shuttle missions.

Sci-tech Giant Rogue Planet Wandering Outside Our Solar System Has Been Discovered
Author: 0 Giant Rogue Planet Wandering Outside Our Solar System Has Been Discovered

Brown dwarfs , objects that are two massive be considered planets but not massive enough to sustain nuclear fusion in their cores, were first predicted in the 1960s and detected for the first time in 1995. "This particular object is exciting because studying its magnetic dynamo mechanisms can give us new insights on how the same type of mechanisms can operate in extrasolar planets - planets beyond our Solar System", Kao said.

Sci-tech Red Tide kills thousands of fish in Siesta Key
Author: 0 Red Tide kills thousands of fish in Siesta Key

The county has also provided dumpster sites for residents as far south as Bonita Springs to dispose of dead fish. The state wildlife agency says red tide, a type of algae, has been a naturally occuring phenomenon along Florida's Gulf Coast since at least the 1840s and that blooms occur almost every year in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sci-tech Nasa names astronauts for first commercial flights
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The astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon give a thumbs-up upon introduction at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston , Texas, U.S., August 3, 2018.

Author: 0 Meet NASA's New Astronauts Flying SpaceX And Boeing Ships to Space

The agency landed on the Commercial Crew program, which would see Boeing and SpaceX build new vehicles that could deliver astronauts to the space station. NASA will announce Friday morning the names of the first astronauts to fly to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner.

Sci-tech Australian supermarket Coles gives in to customer pressure over plastic bags
Author: 0 Australian supermarket Coles gives in to customer pressure over plastic bags

While customers had been growing more and more accustomed to bringing reusable bags, many were still finding themselves one or two short at the register. A mere 24 hours after announcing that it would continue to 0ffer free plastic bags to customers indefinitely, Coles has backflipped on this providing a cut-off date for the complimentary bags.

Author: 0 NASA Announces Crew For First Commercial Space Flights

Ferguson, who has been involved from the start in the Starliner's development , flew three shuttle missions as a Nasa astronaut. Boe piloted two shuttle flights. Assignments for the crew flight tests and the first post-certification missions will be revealed during an event that kicks off at 11 a.m. EDT at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston .