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Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from NDAs Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from NDAs
- February 22, 2020

Note that he is limiting this number and this release to NDAs specifically about "comments they said I had made". Speaking the day after the showdown in Las Vegas during which Warren repeatedly slammed Bloomberg over his treatment of women and his controversial policing practice of "stop-and-frisk" during his time as New York City's mayor, she told supporters at a campaign field office that "you know what, last night was a lot of fun", referring to her criticism of Bloomberg. (more...)
MIT Engineers Create Method to Deflect Future Earth-Threatening Asteroids MIT Engineers Create Method to Deflect Future Earth-Threatening Asteroids
- February 21, 2020

It will be the nearest perspective by one of the largest asteroids intersecting Earth's orbit in the subsequent decade. "People have mostly considered strategies of last-minute deflection when the asteroid has already passed through a keyhole and is heading toward a collision with Earth". (more...)
Elon Musk to send four space tourists into orbit within two years Elon Musk to send four space tourists into orbit within two years
- February 20, 2020

Space Adventures is the company that will be handling the bookings for SpaceX's orbital experience, and they also handled the brokering deal of tourists going into orbit throughout 2001 and 2009. The trip will be made in conjunction with space tourism outfit, Space Adventures. Details about the flight for private citizens are being kept under wraps. (more...)
Fossil fuel methane emissions 'vastly underestimated' Fossil fuel methane emissions 'vastly underestimated'
- February 20, 2020

Benjamin Hmiel , a professor of earth and environmental science at the University of Rochester and one of the study authors, said: "I don't want to get too hopeless on this because my data does have a positive implication: most of the methane emissions are anthropogenic, so we have more control". (more...)
Making Electricity Out of Thin Air Making Electricity Out of Thin Air
- February 19, 2020

It is made using ultrasmall electrically conductive protein wires produced by the microbe Geobacter which was discovered in the mud of the Potomac River in the USA more than 30 years ago. "Once we reach an industrial scale for wire production, I hope we can make large systems that contribute significantly to sustainable energy production", he added. (more...)
Nick Markakis Says Astros Cheaters 'Need a Beating,' Mark Cuban Rips MLB Nick Markakis Says Astros Cheaters 'Need a Beating,' Mark Cuban Rips MLB
- February 18, 2020

That scandal has forced major changes in the front office and in the dugout, with the Astros having let go of suspended GM Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch in favor of James Click and Dusty Baker, respectively. "The way he handled the situation, he should be embarrassed of himself", Markakis said of Manfred. "These are the facts, '" Turner said. I know the saying goes something like "not all heroes wear capes" but this is Florida, after all, so there's really no telling of whether or not this ... (more...)
Betelgeuse, the star that could explode, poses for a brilliant portrait Betelgeuse, the star that could explode, poses for a brilliant portrait
- February 18, 2020

Credit: ESO/M. Montargès et al . But it is expected to be a few million years old. Daniel Brown, a lecturer in astronomy at Nottingham Trent University, said Betelgeuse is expeced to be brighter than any other star implosion observed from Earth if it had been a supernova. (more...)
Electricity Is Generated From Thin Air - New Green Technology Revolution Electricity Is Generated From Thin Air - New Green Technology Revolution
- February 18, 2020

The device , described in the journal Nature , is called "Air-gen, quot;, or air-powered generator, and is made of electrically conductive ultraconductive protein cables produced by the Geobacter microbe that was discovered in the Potomac River mud in the US". (more...)
US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to International Space Station US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to International Space Station
- February 18, 2020

The spacecraft, launched on Saturday , is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) with about 7,500 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 3:21pm EST (1:51am, Monday IST), according to NASA . Northrop Grumman introduced its Cygnus pill from the Virginia seaside. For instance, the current resupply mission by Northrop Grumman is carrying food items such as chocolate, cheddar and manchego cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables and three sweets that the ... (more...)
Coronavirus: China announces drop in new cases for third straight day Coronavirus: China announces drop in new cases for third straight day
- February 17, 2020

The number of cases of the novel coronavirus has risen to over 69,000 worldwide, with the first death from Covid-19 reported in Europe . The medical officials said of 70,548 cases in mainland China , 10,844 people have so far been treated and released from hospital. (more...)
Skittles And Manchego Blast Off To Satisfy Space Station Crew Cravings Skittles And Manchego Blast Off To Satisfy Space Station Crew Cravings
- February 17, 2020

The Antares rocket, partly designed by the Pivdenne Design Bureau and made by the Pivdenmash in Ukraine's Dnipro region, lifted off at 3:21 p.m. local time carrying US defense corporation Northrop Grumman's robotic Cygnus cargo spacecraft. (more...)
NASA's next missions will explore Venus or the moons Triton and Io NASA's next missions will explore Venus or the moons Triton and Io
- February 16, 2020

NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions. NASA just gave four teams $3 million each to bring their Solar System exploration dreams closer to reality. Unlike DAVINCI +, however, VERITAS will be sending a radar to chart almost the entire surface of the planet. Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona in Tucson is the principal investigator. (more...)
Former TERI chief and noted environmentalist RK Pachauri passes away at 79 Former TERI chief and noted environmentalist RK Pachauri passes away at 79
- February 16, 2020

The IPCC and former US Vice President Al Gore were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for their efforts to spread awareness about the issue of global warming. Pachauri's household on this hour of grief. A Padma Bhushan victor, Pachauri conceptualised and launched the "Lighting a Billion Lives" initiative in 2008, to facilitate clean energy access for all. (more...)
France reports Europe’s first coronavirus death
- February 16, 2020

China reported 2,641 new cases in the 24 hours through midnight Friday, raising its total to 66,492 . "I think we as the global community need to change our narrative if we're going to work successfully with China and other countries to stop this disease". (more...)
Storm Dennis clatters United Kingdom as army is deployed to bolster flood defences Storm Dennis clatters United Kingdom as army is deployed to bolster flood defences
- February 16, 2020

Their bodies were recovered from the storm's rough seas. A SECOND status orange wind warning has been issued for nine counties as Storm Dennis has rolled into the country. Lower air pressures mean stronger storms. The Ocean Prediction Center reportedly said that as the storm strengthens into Sunday , the region can expect to see winds up to 98 miles per hour and waves with possible heights of more than 100 feet. (more...)
Astronaut reunites with dog after 328 days in space ABC News Astronaut reunites with dog after 328 days in space ABC News
- February 16, 2020

The American astronaut spent 328 days on the International Space Station and arrived back on terra firma on February 6, landing in Kazakhstan. Koch had been in space for 328 days before coming back to Earth , and the reunion between her and her dog is the most wholesome thing we've seen today. (more...)
Winds set to reach 100 km/h as Storm Dennis arrives
- February 16, 2020

National Weather Service's Ocean Prediction Center. Britain's Met Office issued a number of weather warnings covering most of the country. On Sunday, a yellow warning for wind and rain will remain in place for the rest of southern Scotland, the central belt, the west coast and parts of the north-west from 7am until 8pm on Saturday. (more...)
Storm Dennis: Shropshire events cancelled as wind and rain arrives Storm Dennis: Shropshire events cancelled as wind and rain arrives
- February 15, 2020

An amber rain warning It covers large parts of Devon, including Dartmoor, as well as the eastern edge of Cornwall. EasyJet has confirmed the cancellation of 234 flights to, from and within the United Kingdom, while British Airways said it was making a "small number" of cancellations, merging some short-haul flights that are travelling to the same destination. (more...)
USA registers third coronavirus case -health officials USA registers third coronavirus case -health officials
- February 15, 2020

A third case of the new coronavirus has been registered in the United States , in Orange County, California , the county's health agency said. But a growing number of other countries are reporting cases, mainly of people returning from China - especially from Wuhan. (more...)
BP Pledges to Go Carbon Neutral by 2050 in Ambitious Plan BP Pledges to Go Carbon Neutral by 2050 in Ambitious Plan
- February 15, 2020

The company's new CEO Bernard Looney said its traditional oil and gas production would "decline gradually over time", while cleaner energy output would increase. A spokeswoman for climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion said the group welcomes BP's "recognition of the reality we now live in but 2050 is too late". (more...)