Research


Google Doodle honours Georges Lemaitres Big Bang theory
- July 19, 2018

Two years later , he published his groundbreaking idea of an expanded universe.His initial idea was not particularly related to the Big Bang , but his subsequent research focused on the concept of the Universe beginning with an atom. He has studied physics and astronomy at some of the world's most prestigious institutions, including Cambridge, Harvard and MIT. However, Einstein dismissed his work, saying: "Your calculations are correct, but your physics is atrocious". (more...)
10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball 10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball
- July 19, 2018

Two of the newly discovered moons were found among these prograde moons , and take a little less than a year to go around in their orbit once. Nine of the newly discovered moons have retrograde orbits , meaning that they orbit in the opposite direction of the planet's spin. (more...)
Heat warning issued for southern York Region: Environment Canada Heat warning issued for southern York Region: Environment Canada
- July 19, 2018

Overnight lows in the high teens will provide little respite from the heat until mid-week. Wind gusts are expected to reach upwards of 40 km/h on Wednesday morning, and the temperature will still be quite high, reaching upwards of 27°C. Some effects to watch for include swelling, cramps, rash, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions. It's also important to be aware of the risks of the extreme heat if you are working or exercising outdoors. (more...)
Adidas will expand the range of footwear from recycled plastic Adidas will expand the range of footwear from recycled plastic
- July 18, 2018

They're so committed in that partnership that they expect sales of Parley products to be at 5 million pairs in 2018, compared to the 1 million sold in 2017. Eric Liedtke, the head of Adidas Global Brand, told Financial Times that while Adidas would reach their goal, it will take time. CNN notes that it's far below recycling rates for other materials. (more...)
Britain backs Scottish spaceport plan with $40 million in grants Britain backs Scottish spaceport plan with $40 million in grants
- July 18, 2018

THE UK'S FIRST space rocket launch site will be built in Scotland. The UK government said U.S. aerospace giant Lockheed Martin would establish the launch operations in Sutherland, and develop "innovative technologies" with support from two UK Space Agency grants totalling £23.5m. (more...)
Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball' Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball'
- July 18, 2018

After verification, they are being reported today by the International Astronomical Union, based in Paris. Researchers in the USA stumbled upon the new moons while hunting for a mysterious ninth planet that is postulated to lurk far beyond the orbit of Neptune, the most distant planet in the solar system. (more...)
A dozen new moons have been discovered orbiting Jupiter
- July 17, 2018

The team first glimpsed the moons in March last year from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, but needed more than a year to confirm that the bodies were locked in orbit around the gas giant. These new moons probably formed in a place in our solar system known as the giant planet region, which is between the asteroid belt, dominated by rocky asteroids, and the Kuiper belt, dominated by icy comets. (more...)
Heat warning issued for Toronto and GTA Heat warning issued for Toronto and GTA
- July 17, 2018

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. The national weather agency has issued a sweeping severe thunderstorm watch for London, Middlesex, Sarnia-Lambton, Oxford, Elgin, Huron-Perth and Chatham-Kent. Heat warnings are issued when very high temperatures could pose an elevated risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. The fire danger rating for much of the province is now moderate to high, with some pockets of areas rated extreme. (more...)
Astronomers trace cosmic ray neutrino back to remote blazar Astronomers trace cosmic ray neutrino back to remote blazar
- July 17, 2018

Some galaxies are believed to revolve around black holes so violent that, in addition to consuming cosmic material at unfathomable rates, they emit streams of highly charged particles into space, also known as cosmic rays . ESA's Integral observatory is able to detect gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic phenomena in the Universe. 5,160 light sensors were lowered into those holes and spread out over one cubic kilometer. (more...)
Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya
- July 17, 2018

According to WWF, black rhino populations declined dramatically in the 20th century, mostly at the hands of European hunters and settlers. The black rhinos were moved from Nairobi and Lake Nakuru national parks to Tsavo East last month in an operation trumpeted Balala. (more...)
South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at Milky Way and other galaxies South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at Milky Way and other galaxies
- July 16, 2018

Photographing the centre of the galaxy is a hard task, largely because earth's view is obstructed by clouds of gas and dust from the Sagittarius constellation - commonly referred to as "the Teapot". Camilo is South African Radio Astronomy Observatory's chief scientist. South Africa has invested 3.2 billion rands ($240m) into the telescope thus far. (more...)
Four-mile-long iceberg breaks off from Greenland glacier Four-mile-long iceberg breaks off from Greenland glacier
- July 16, 2018

A village in Greenland has been partially evacuated after a huge iceberg has drifted close to its bay. The BBC reports that villagers closest to the shoreline have been evacuated, a move that may expand to the whole village of 169 persons if conditions change for the worse. (more...)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 17 demolished - 13-Jul Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 17 demolished - 13-Jul
- July 16, 2018

A short ceremony was held before Brigadier-General Wayne Monteith, commander of the air force's 45th Space Wing, triggered the explosives. Launch Complex 17 was set for demolition at 7 a.m. The two Cape Canaveral Launch Complex was built to launch Thor missiles in the 50s. "With 61 years of history and 325 launches, it's been a pretty incredible piece of the space community for many years", he explains. (more...)
8 rare black rhinos die from salt intake at new Kenya habitat 8 rare black rhinos die from salt intake at new Kenya habitat
- July 16, 2018

KWS officers immobilise one of the rhinos that were relocation from Nairobi National Park to Tsavo. Dean said there were once thousands of black rhinos in Kenya but now their population is in the hundreds. The government statement said the salty water most likely led to dehydration in the rhinos, which then prompted them to drink more water, exacerbating the problem. (more...)
Total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red later this month Total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red later this month
- July 15, 2018

According to NASA , the next solar eclipse like this year is predicted to take place on August 11. Recall that brought humanity the February solar Eclipse . A common belief across many cultures is that eclipses can be risky for pregnant women and their unborn babies. The second solar eclipse of the year is set to occur in several countries of the world including Pakistan on Friday. (more...)
Scientists trace the origin of high-energy cosmic radiation Scientists trace the origin of high-energy cosmic radiation
- July 15, 2018

Researchers said they have detected high-energy neutrinos that were emitted from a super-massive black hole in a distant galaxy and traveled for 4 billion light years before hitting ice near the South Pole. Yet in theory they are all over. Not all neutrinos are the high-energy variety. But they are incredibly harder to detect. The particle was a neutrino , electrically neutral and nearly massless, whose path could be traced directly back to the violent cosmic events that created it. (more...)
Solar Eclipse 2018, 5 ancient myths about the phenomenon
- July 15, 2018

Red light from the Sun is also easier to see with the naked eye at dusk. In southern Africa and the Middle East, for example, shadow will be at or around midnight local time . On July 27 , the world will get to see complete lunar eclipse, which will also be the longest one in 21 century. The Moon orbits around the Earth once every 28 days, but the Moon's orbit around Earth, much like Earth's orbit around the Sun is not a flawless circle- it is an elongated oval, or ellipse. (more...)
Israeli company plans lunar landing next year Israeli company plans lunar landing next year
- July 14, 2018

Israel, which is practically synonymous with cutting-edge technology, is finally set to join the very small club of countries who have traveled to the moon. As soon as the spacecraft reaches the landing point it will be completely autonomous . The spacecraft has 2 meters diameter with a height of about 1.5 meters and its image has been unveiled on SpaceIL's official Twitter page. (more...)
Five things to know about the Ontario government's throne speech Five things to know about the Ontario government's throne speech
- July 14, 2018

Elizabeth Dowdeswell said Thursday, reading from the throne speech prepared by Premier Doug Ford's PC government. "He shouldn't be ending cap and trade ", Tabuns said. Cap and trade funded a long list of programs which included things like cycling infrastructure, school repairs, and the incentives to boost the sale of electric and hydrogen vehicles. (more...)
Hurricane Chris strengthens, stays well off U.S. Atlantic Coast Hurricane Chris strengthens, stays well off U.S. Atlantic Coast
- July 13, 2018

The current path will keep it away form land between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast.as it moves towards Newfoundland. Wednesday we will see an increase of moisture as Chris pushes out into the Atlantic. Also, a fire weather watch was issued for parts of central California and western Nevada, where winds could gust 40 to 50 miles per hour near thunderstorms. (more...)