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Coronavirus pandemic shakes the earth less Coronavirus pandemic shakes the earth less
- April 05, 2020

Scientists say this may be beneficial to seismologists, as it will allow them to detect minor earthquakes and to improve their tracking of volcanic activity and other seismic events, as Nature reported . "T$3 he drop is seriously wild", she wrote. "How does @Princeton "sound" different now that everyone must #stayathome?" While there has been little good news resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, seismologists in the UK, US and Belgium have reported significant declines in local seismic ... (more...)
United Nation's COP 26 climate change summit postponed till next year United Nation's COP 26 climate change summit postponed till next year
- April 04, 2020

But at a time when Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus - the space that was to host the event - is about to transform into a temporary hospital, Sharma and United Nations officials, including its climate lead Patricia Espinosa, decided that the virus response must be prioritised above all else. (more...)
Bulky waste service off Bulky waste service off
- April 04, 2020

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Councillor Peter Barnes said: "The decision to suspend collection of bulky waste and glass has not been taken lightly, but it will have the least impact on residents and allow us to prioritise the other more critical waste services". (more...)
Above-normal Atlantic basin hurricane season expected Above-normal Atlantic basin hurricane season expected
- April 03, 2020

While the USA struggles to deal with the continuing COIVD-19 coronavirus pandemic, scientists at Colorado State University are sending up a flare that this summer season and fall could see hurricanes carry a other kind of disaster. The main difference, though, is that in 1991 the storm clashed with Hurricane Grace, whereas this week's storm does not have that additional factor. An El Niño usually shuts down or weakens the storms in the Atlantic Ocean. (more...)
British American Tobacco working on potential coronavirus vaccine British American Tobacco working on potential coronavirus vaccine
- April 03, 2020

BAT has turned the vast resources usually focused on creating products that pose health risks to millions of smokers worldwide to battling the global pandemic. It is also faster because the elements of the vaccine accumulate in tobacco plants much more quickly - six weeks in tobacco plants versus several months using conventional methods. (more...)
Covid-19 cases surpass 50 in Monterey County; five people have recovered Covid-19 cases surpass 50 in Monterey County; five people have recovered
- April 03, 2020

Only two, less than one percent, were from other public health labs. "We're doing the best we can and making decisions based on what we feel is the best for the safety and health of the community". "Starting today, in addition to the mental health counselors who staff the hotline, the Health Department has added certified addiction counselors to provide support for people with substance use disorders", health officials said in a statement. (more...)
UPMC doctors in Pittsburgh say they've developed a COVID-19 vaccine UPMC doctors in Pittsburgh say they've developed a COVID-19 vaccine
- April 03, 2020

Australian scientists announced Thursday that the country's national science agency has started the first stage of testing for two potential coronavirus vaccines, including one made by a USA company. Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, is teaming up with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to begin pre-clinical trials in the race to put a stop to the coronavirus pandemic that's shutting down life as we know it. (more...)
NASA Revives NASA Revives "Worm" Logo Together With SpaceX To Bring Astronauts To ISS
- April 03, 2020

NASA has revived its iconic logo from the 70s, the "worm", for the Demo-2 mission that will see the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon-9 rocket. Created by the firm of Danne & Blackburn, the logo was honored in 1984 by President Reagan for its simplistic, yet innovative design. NASA delivered an appropriately ecstatic speech titled "The Worm is Back!" last Thursday. (more...)
Frozen and desolate Antarctica once boasted warm, swampy rainforests Frozen and desolate Antarctica once boasted warm, swampy rainforests
- April 03, 2020

Icebreaker RV Polarstern of German Alfred Wegener Institute in a shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany , on July 3, 2019. But there has been no evidence about what conditions were like at the South Pole. And, as the researchers point out, it's only two degrees warmer than Germany at the moment in March. Considering these climatic conditions, Antarctica was completely ice-free. (more...)
Over 12000 apply for NASA's next class of astronauts Over 12000 apply for NASA's next class of astronauts
- April 02, 2020

NASA's release on the matter indicated that applications were sent in from every single U.S. state, plus the District of Columbia and four USA territories, further noting that the thousands of applicants demonstrated a "strong national interest to take part in America's plans to explore the moon and take humanity's next giant leap - human missions to Mars". (more...)
Google projects huge 3D animals via your smartphone! Google projects huge 3D animals via your smartphone!
- April 02, 2020

There are over 20 animals you can search as 3D animals in Google Chrome on your smartphone. And anyone can do it - as long as you have an operating system of Android 7.0 or later or iOS 11.0 or later on your phone or tablet, that is. You also get an option to view the animal in your space by tapping on the "View in your space" option. Animals known to be included in the feature include alligators, brown bears, cheetahs, giant pandas, lions, octopi, penguins, racoons, sharks, snakes, ... (more...)
Astronomers find strongest evidence yet of a hidden black hole Astronomers find strongest evidence yet of a hidden black hole
- April 02, 2020

The giant beast was hidden until now, but astronomers have done a commendable job in finding the planet killer. It is said to be a bigger than a black hole but smaller than a supermassive black hole which is at the center of galaxies. A remarkable event has been observed in the form of a tidal disruption as the black hole exerts a powerful gravitational pull over a star. Lin and his associates brushed via the XMM-Newton information archive, browsing thousands of hundreds of observations to ... (more...)
NASA to launch new mission to study causes of Giant Storm Particles
- April 02, 2020

Now, the mission has been awarded $62.6 million by the space agency and is expected to be launched after July 2023. Understanding how such storms affect interplanetary space can help protect spacecraft and astronauts. Astronauts traveling outside the Earth's protective magnetic fields could be exposed to unsafe levels of radiation, satellites and deep-space probes can be damaged by energetic particles, and they can even knock out power grids on the Earth's surface. (more...)
Harry Potter At Home Brings Hogwarts Magic To You Harry Potter At Home Brings Hogwarts Magic To You
- April 02, 2020

They can do so "on their own, or reading and listening" with an adult. "Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we're on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I'm delighted to launch http: //harrypotterathome .com", Rowling, 54, wrote on Twitter . (more...)
Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link' Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'
- April 02, 2020

Dr Lin and his colleagues plan to continue to investigate. How do IMBHs themselves form? Should we favor dense star clusters to find them? Once found, the X-ray glow from the shredded star allowed astronomers to estimate the black hole's mass. (more...)
Astronaut urine could be used to build bases on the moon Astronaut urine could be used to build bases on the moon
- April 01, 2020

Regardless of what scientists come up with, the future space explorers and settlers will be the heralds of recycling and make Mother Earth proud that they would be doing their new moon and/or the planet an excellent service by taking care of the environment. (more...)
NASA Conducts Final Test on Mars Helicopter Before Launch NASA Conducts Final Test on Mars Helicopter Before Launch
- April 01, 2020

Perseverance, the American space agency's next rover for the Red Planet, has been fitted with three special silicon chips. Last year, NASA launched its campaign "Send your name to Mars ", in which anyone could inscribe his name on Board the spacecraft. (more...)
A rare Pink Supermoon will be visible in the sky in April A rare Pink Supermoon will be visible in the sky in April
- April 01, 2020

So the difference may not be noticeable to the vast majority of observers. Itll be visible after sunset, and it will reach peak illumination at 10:35 p.m., EDT, according to the Farmers Almanac . Stock image of a supermoon and jet. April's supermoon is the biggest and brightest of 2020. However, although it might hold the name "pink", the moon won't be as you'd expect. (more...)
Trump Administration Weakens Auto Emissions Standards Trump Administration Weakens Auto Emissions Standards
- April 01, 2020

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday completed a rollback of US vehicle emissions standards adopted under his predecessor Barack Obama and will require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026 - far weaker than the 5% increases in the discarded rules. (more...)
Australia announces stricter isolation rules as Coronavirus cases reaches 3,300 Australia announces stricter isolation rules as Coronavirus cases reaches 3,300
- April 01, 2020

Nineteen people have died due to coronavirus in Australia , while 4,558 others have tested positive for the deadly infection since its outbreak. New South Wales and Victoria will fine people between A$1,000 (S$875) and A$1,600 for breaching the rules. (more...)