Two Japanese space robots land on asteroid 200 million miles away

While they contain scientific instruments including cameras, thermometers, and accelerometers, one goal of the rovers (which use torque generated by rotating internal components instead of wheels) is simply to act as a proof of concept for low-grav... More..

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Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

A faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday.Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Based on those global computer...More..

by | Monday, September 24, 2018

The British learned to catch space debris network

On September 16th, the group began to proceed with in-space testing. "We thought technologies like the harpoon or net are relatively low-priced", Guglielmo Aglietti, director of the Surrey Space Centre and pr...More..

Duke Shuts Down Wilmington Plant Surrounded By Flood Waters
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Duke Shuts Down Wilmington Plant Surrounded By Flood Waters

Floodwaters had overtopped a steel retaining wall containing one of three large coal ash dumps lining the lakeshore, the company told the AP, adding that it can not rule out that ash might be escaping and flowi...More..

Japan spacecraft sends rovers to asteroid
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Japan spacecraft sends rovers to asteroid

So far so good, but JAXA must still wait for Hayabusa2 to send the rovers' data to Earth in a day or two to determine whether the release of the probes succeeded, officials said. We are planning to use the ...More..

Strong winds, severe thunderstorms expected today
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Strong winds, severe thunderstorms expected today

The winds have the potential to cause damage to buildings, down trees and blow vehicles off the roads, Environment Canada said. "Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage", the statem...More..

President Trump visits Carolinas to survey Hurricane Florence damage
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

President Trump visits Carolinas to survey Hurricane Florence damage

Fire and rescue crews were waiting to go into many areas to assist with structural damage resulting from Florence, which has dumped up to 36 inches of rain in parts of North Carolina since Thursday. "While we w...More..

Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Officials plan to airlift food and water to the coastal city but are eyeing inland flooding. Officials are monitoring the levee in Lumberton, NC, which had a breach over the weekend. In all, a wide swath of N...More..

Huge 1000ft spider web appears overnight on a beach in Greece
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Huge 1000ft spider web appears overnight on a beach in Greece

As per experts, spiders are fond of eating mosquitoes , and this has made them weave their nests in such a giant manner in the midst of mating. With the growth of the gnat population, the spiders also thrive...More..

by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

1,000 feet of spiderwebs blanket large part of Greek town

Reuters reports that giant spiderwebs recently started blanketing the shores of Aitoliko in western Greece . According to arachnologist Maria Chatzaki, they're always from the same type of spider: the Tetra...More..

by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

Eleven already has lost some traction since the 5 a.m. advisory as its winds dropped from 35 to 30 miles per hour and its forward momentum slowed by 2 miles per hour. There were five named storms in the first t...More..

TESS planet hunter gifts NASA two new exoplanets
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

TESS planet hunter gifts NASA two new exoplanets

The frame is part of a swath of the southern sky TESS captured in its "first light" science image as part of its initial round of data collection. The targets include the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds - t...More..

Octopuses on ecstasy drug 'become more social'
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Octopuses on ecstasy drug 'become more social'

A new study has found that when octopuses are intoxicated with MDMA , they act like humans who are high on the same drug . Octopuses' social response is curious because humans and octopuses have more than 5...More..

Japanese Billionaire to Take First Private Flight to Space
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Japanese Billionaire to Take First Private Flight to Space

The SpaceX Starlink constellation is a satellite system that the company hopes will consist of over 3,500 spacecraft by 2024. Musk said the BFR is still in development and will make several unmanned test ...More..

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

A Giant Spider-Web Covers An Entire Shoreline In Aitoliko, Greece

A spooky scene of a 300m-long spider web cloaking a scenic seaside in Greece has been attributed to a mass of frisky spiders in the heat. The weird sight was the work of spiders from the genus Tetragna...More..

Air Force Association Proposes Alternative to Space Force
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Air Force Association Proposes Alternative to Space Force

The idea was not welcomed by the Pentagon, which already was resisting efforts in Congress to create a Space Corps within the Air Force like the Marine Corps within the Department of the Navy. Adding 74 squadro...More..

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Greek town covered in spider webs

A video shows the web's thick blanket cloaking trees, bushes and shrubberies near the shore, with a quick shot of two spiders that appear to be mating. "When these temperatures last long enough, we can see a ...More..

100 evacuated from flooded N. Carolina town
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

100 evacuated from flooded N. Carolina town

North Carolina is the top producing state of the tubers, and Smith grows 150 acres of them, only three of which he's been able to harvest so far. Residential streets have turned into rivers and freeways have m...More..

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Spiders Take Over Greek Beach, With Vast Web Spanning 1,000 Feet

Giannis Giannakopoulos saw the "veil of webs" this week in Aitoliko, CNN reported . The spiders are from the genus Tetragnatha, known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. "This phenomenon has ...More..

Elon Musk Reveals First SpaceX Passenger for Trip Around the Moon
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Elon Musk Reveals First SpaceX Passenger for Trip Around the Moon

SpaceX noted in its announcement last week that "only 24 humans have been to the moon in history". The space agency is planning its own lunar flyby with a crew around 2023. SpaceX has established its bona fid...More..

DNA tests on elephant tusks expose 'three major export cartels'
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

DNA tests on elephant tusks expose 'three major export cartels'

The information they have gathered is already being used to solidify cases against smuggling kingpins, a Homeland Security official said. What: An global team led by Sam Wasser, a University of Washington p...More..

ESA and Nissan team to build off-road observatory for astronomers
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

ESA and Nissan team to build off-road observatory for astronomers

The Gaia satellite has been working to map out billions of stars, and ESA team members need to make follow-up observations from the ground. Nissan has unveiled two new vehicles at the Hannover Motor Show,...More..

Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago

The decades-long mystery surrounding a creature that lived on Earth over half a billion years ago has finally been settled, thanks to fossils found in Russian Federation which are so well preserved they still...More..

by | Friday, September 21, 2018

The Strongest Material in the Universe Could Be (Nuclear) Pasta

Matthew Caplan, a postdoctoral research fellow at McGill University, and his colleagues from Indiana University and the California Institute of Technology, successfully ran the largest computer simulations ever...More..

Spock's Home Planet Vulcan Found Orbiting 40 Eridani A
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Spock's Home Planet Vulcan Found Orbiting 40 Eridani A

The star is also about the same age as the Sun (4 billion years old), allowing intelligent life to evolve from more than just bacteria. It marks the first so-called super-Earth to be found by the Dharma Surve...More..

by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Satellite uses space junk clear-up technology for first time

The University of Surrey elucidates, explaining that the craft aims to perform "key Active Debris Removal ( ADR ) technology demonstrations", such as capture and "deorbiting". It has been tracking objects for ...More..

Scientists say wasps don't deserve their bad reputation
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Scientists say wasps don't deserve their bad reputation

The researchers, from University College London , created an online poll to gauge public opinion on wasps, bees , flies and butterflies. While they do not pollinate to the same extent as bees, they are more g...More..

White shark cafe: Secret lair where predators ‘gather to mate’ REVEALED
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

White shark cafe: Secret lair where predators ‘gather to mate’ REVEALED

Despite all the studies and the attention that these white sharks have gathered, it's still unknown what they're doing there and why they love spending so much time in that area. Acoustic tags attached to the...More..

President Trump visited Conway to see damage caused by Florence
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

President Trump visited Conway to see damage caused by Florence

News correspondent Gadi Schwartz captured a video of a fire ants forming colonies in North Carolina's flooded streets, sharing the video on Twitter . Some residents are waiting until the floodwater recedes f...More..

Dementia threat soars in areas hit by pollution
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Dementia threat soars in areas hit by pollution

He's a senior lecturer in epidemiology at the University of London . For that study, researchers examined data from the national China Family Panel Studies longitudinal survey, mapping the cognitive test sco...More..