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Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction The collection highlighted the brilliance, determination and sense of humour of Hawking, who died in March aged 76 after a lifetime spent trying to unlock the secrets of the universe. Proceeds will be donated to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association , Christie's said. The copy, one of only five originals of the thesis entitled " Properties of expanding uni... [Full Article...]

Delhis air quality to remain severe till Saturday: SAFAR

Delhis air quality to remain severe till Saturday: SAFAR The overall AQI Thursday was recorded in the " severe plus emergency " category at 642. When questioned about the air quality readings, West Bengal Pollution Control Board chairman Kalyan Rudra refused to draw any conclusion about the improvement or deterioration in the air pollution during Kali Puja and Diwali on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Halts Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline

Federal Judge Halts Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline The decision is a blow to Trump, who signed an executive order after just two days in the White House to grant a permit for the construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access , another bitterly-opposed project that sparked fierce protests form native American groups. [Full Article...]

Did an alien space probe pass near Earth past year?

Did an alien space probe pass near Earth past year? The excess acceleration of Oumuamua was detected at multiple times, ruling out an impulsive kick due to a break up of the object. It withstood collisions with gas and dust-grains, as well as stresses from the rotation and tidal forces of space, according to researchers. [Full Article...]

Authorities Warn Of Deterioration Of Delhi’s Air Quality After Diwali

Authorities Warn Of Deterioration Of Delhi’s Air Quality After Diwali The GRAP is an emergency plan implemented in phases to combat pollution depending upon the air quality of the city. But a sharp spike in smog on Monday morning - which recorded a reading of 365 on the Air Quality Index (AQI) - has effectively put the city's air in the " hazardous " category. [Full Article...]

Nasa to retire its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

Nasa to retire its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope Kepler helped astronomers measure potential planets by glimpsing transits, or moments when planets passed in front of their stars. "Many are still hiding in the data, ready to be discovered", said Susan Mullally, a scientist working on the Kepler mission at STScI. [Full Article...]

The NASA record close to the Sun

The NASA record close to the Sun The previous record belongs to the spacecraft Helios 2 , which was jointly developed by Germany and the USA. 29 Oct 2018 spacecraft, which was launched to study solar phenomena, was so close to the star that broke the record for the closest approach to the sun , according to NASA. [Full Article...]

NASA Retires Its Planet Hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope

NASA Retires Its Planet Hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope NASA announced Tuesday that Kepler , an orbital telescope that's been spotting and analyzing distant planets for the past nine years, has run out of fuel and will no longer carry out scientific research. Discoveries like these have forced scientists to stop assuming that our solar system is like those all around us, added Padi Boyd, the project scientist for Kepler's successor mission, NASA's... [Full Article...]

Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure

Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure The two men landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan despite the failed launch, the first of its kind for Russia's manned program in over three decades. The Russian rocket that carried two people to space last month failed and sent the craft back to Earth because of "deformation" of a part that was made during assembly at the cosmodrome, a space official said on November 1. [Full Article...]

Weird Rectangular Iceberg in Antarctica Isn't Alone, NASA Photos Show

Weird Rectangular Iceberg in Antarctica Isn't Alone, NASA Photos Show Harbeck is a senior support scientist with Operation IceBridge , a NASA project that surveys polar ice from the air. The scientist who all are involved in this operation has now released the original photo of that rare rectangular iceberg which was taken in the last week. [Full Article...]

Plastic now in all our bodies

Plastic now in all our bodies The study by researchers in Austria examined eight participants (from the UK, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Japan and Russia). They have turned up everywhere from the seafloor to farm soil to the air around us-as well as in the first few foods and beverages scientists looked at-making it nearly certain people have been ingesting them. [Full Article...]

Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida

Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida The woman lived in a small cinderblock house about 150 yards from the Gulf and thought she would be OK. "Going back through records to 1851 we can't find another "Cat 4" in this area, so this is a historical and an incredibly risky and life-threatening situation", he said. [Full Article...]

Minnesota National Guard helps with hurricane relief efforts in Florida

Minnesota National Guard helps with hurricane relief efforts in Florida The top wind speeds are an estimate from an instrument on the Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Pictures and video from Mexico Beach , a community of about 1,000 people where Michael made landfall around 1:00 pm Eastern time, showed scenes of devastation, with houses floating in flooded streets, some ripped from their foundations and missing roofs. [Full Article...]

Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida

Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida But hours before the storm hit, it was too late for many to flee. Residents of the neighboring state of Georgia should also expect to be heavily impacted by the storm, the FEMA head said. Forecasters said it also could bring 3 to 6 inches of rain, enough to trigger flash flooding in places still recovering from Hurricane Florence. "We are in new territory", National Hurricane Center meteorol... [Full Article...]

Three counties ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Michael barrels toward Florida Panhandle

Three counties ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Michael barrels toward Florida Panhandle Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km). Rick Scott said. With Michael's winds projected to be even stronger than that, Wakulla County residents were urged to evacuate inland. In the Florida Panhandle, from Navarre, eastward is a Storm Surge Warning . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael damage: Hurricane DESTROYS Florida as WORST STORM ever hits

Michael hit Florida with wind speeds of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour), placing it nearly into Category 5 scale, which starts at 157 mph. About 3,500 Florida National Guard troops were deployed to assist with evacuations and storm recovery, along with more than 1,000 search-and-rescue personnel, Scott said. [Full Article...]

Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane

Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane It was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday near Panama City Beach, along a lightly populated stretch of fishing villages and white-sand spring-break beaches. He added that it is predicted to be "the most destructive storm to hit the Florida panhandle in decades". State officials estimate about 375,000 Floridians are under either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders. [Full Article...]

ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report

ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report Scientists have warned that the enormous changes in energy, transportation and land use required to meet this goal are technically possible, but now appear unlikely. On a jarring note, the USA announced that it accepted the report - in effect stopped short of vetoing it - but it did not endorse the content and the findings in the report . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds In addition to being the deadliest threat, storm surge is also typically the most destructive part of a hurricane. Another 25 percent of deaths are related to rain, he said. At 8 a.m. (1200 GMT) on Wednesday the storm was located about 530 miles (855 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. On Saturday, its streets were strewn with downed tree limbs and carpeted with leaves and other debr... [Full Article...]

Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins

Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins Since then, phage display has produced antibodies that can neutralize toxins, counteract autoimmune diseases and treat metastatic cancer. Called "monoclonal antibodies", they include the rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, which had the biggest sale worldwide of any drug past year at £14billion. [Full Article...]


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