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NASA hires three companies to send equipment to Moon from 2020 NASA hires three companies to send equipment to Moon from 2020
- June 02, 2019

The CLPS program , which is part of NASA's giant Artemis lunar landing program , aims to explore the moon with AI-powered landers. NASA is shooting for the moon: Today, the agency is unveiling its first batch of commercial companies to deliver science experiments to the lunar surface, and you can livestream this major Artemis lunar landing program update on YouTube. (more...)
LEGO Announce New NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Set LEGO Announce New NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Set
- June 01, 2019

Paving the way to return astronauts to the surface of the Moon , and ultimately Mars, NASA will announce the selection of the first commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads as part of the agency's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS). (more...)
Astronomers say they've found a new Neptune-like planet Astronomers say they've found a new Neptune-like planet
- May 31, 2019

It's likely, the researchers say , that the planet only recently traveled into its incredibly close orbit with its star, and that big changes are likely to happen within the next million years or so as its atmosphere is blasted away by its star. (more...)
Starlink launch ANGERS astronomers who believe satellites will OBSTRUCT view Starlink launch ANGERS astronomers who believe satellites will OBSTRUCT view
- May 30, 2019

SpaceX says that it could potentially begin offering service from its data network as early as later this year, which would assume that the company is able to launch as numerous Starlink missions as it intends to over the next several months. (more...)
Drought forces Sydney to impose water restrictions Drought forces Sydney to impose water restrictions
- May 30, 2019

Level 1 water restrictions have been announced and will be in place from 1 June. " Sydney's water reservoirs are experiencing some of the lowest inflows of water since the 1940s and we have no idea how long this drought will last or how severe it will be", said Ms Faehrmann. (more...)
Antibiotics contamination in many rivers have crossed safe level Antibiotics contamination in many rivers have crossed safe level
- May 29, 2019

According to the World Health Organization, more than 500,000 people suffer from varying degrees of antibiotics resistance, which would make them resistant against treatment for E. "Until now, the majority of environmental monitoring work for antibiotics has been done in Europe, North America , and China ", said co-author John Wilkinson, also from the University of York, where the samples were examined. (more...)
Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK
- May 29, 2019

Thailand and Vietnam have also introduced similar regulation as countries in the region began fighting a problem, which first arose early past year when China stopped accepting plastic waste from the rest of the world . One U.K. company alone exported more than 55,000 tons of plastic waste to Malaysia in the past two years. That prompted a diplomatic spat with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, which saw him recall his ambassador to Ottawa. (more...)
Warm for Tuesday; more storms expected by Wednesday Warm for Tuesday; more storms expected by Wednesday
- May 28, 2019

Thursday will be the coolest day not only with the high but with the low as well with low-mid 50s for lows and mid 70s for highs thanks to more of a northwest wind. Overall, we're tracking a calmer end to the week, with highs in the mid-70s Wednesday and Thursday and near 80° Friday . Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. (more...)
Memorial Day looks warm with severe storm chances by the evening!
- May 28, 2019

Overnight, it's partly cloudy and warm, with lows in the mid-60s to near 70. Highs will climb to the low 90s tomorrow . "After the showers and storms that affected us this morning move out, we'll see a lull in activity centered around the middle of the day", First Alert Storm Team Meteorologist Corey Thompson said. (more...)
Enhanced risk of severe weather for Michiana on Monday Enhanced risk of severe weather for Michiana on Monday
- May 27, 2019

Make sure your evening cookout plans have an indoor option and you stay weather aware through the day. Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with strong/severe storms possible by afternoon. For our Sunday , we'll see high temperatures soar into the mid 80s inland through the afternoon, slightly cooler for the south coast and the Cape and Islands with highs expected into the upper 60s to mid 70s. (more...)
Renewable Energy Group (REGI) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research Renewable Energy Group (REGI) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
- May 27, 2019

During such technical setups, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful buying the stock. There are plenty of different theories and ideas out there, and it may become overwhelming to look at all of them. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. With the ambitious Renewable Energy Targets (RETs) of Victoria (40% by 2025) and Queensland (50% by 2030) states will be under increased pressure to set higher state based RETs, announce further rounds of ... (more...)
Massive asteroid with its own moon will pass Earth this weekend Massive asteroid with its own moon will pass Earth this weekend
- May 27, 2019

Two asteroids - one almost a mile wide and and another, smaller one orbiting it - are rocketing its way through out solar system, and will pass close to the Earth (in astronomical terms, at least) on May 25. And the asteroid's next close flybys falls on May 26, 2020, and May 31, 2021. The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, home to the world's largest radio telescope, is expected to take observations during the asteroid's flyby that will improve the model of 1999 KW4's shape, surface ... (more...)
NASA to Unveil Next Step in Artemis Moon Plan Today NASA to Unveil Next Step in Artemis Moon Plan Today
- May 26, 2019

US Vice-President Mike Pence announced the accelerated Moon mission in March to little fanfare. "We're still left with a lot of unanswered questions about how we get to 2024", Rep. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said that no money would be taken from other NASA programs to fund Artemis. Two individuals close to the space program and familiar with the situation said Sirangelo was escorted out of NASA's headquarters in Washington on Wednesday after his resignation. (more...)
A Look At Memorial Day Weekend Weather A Look At Memorial Day Weekend Weather
- May 25, 2019

Unfortunately, this will be round one since another round of severe weather is possible for Saturday afternoon and evening. So, temperatures in the middle and high 90s will last through the next week. If the forecast is going to change dramatically, I think it would be for Sunday . Otherwise we'll have plenty of sunshine all three days, with Monday perhaps being the most ideal of the three. (more...)
Here’s what to expect from Memorial Day weekend weather Here’s what to expect from Memorial Day weekend weather
- May 25, 2019

It'll be nothing but sunny skies for the next three days in the Big Apple, with Memorial Day the best of the bunch, forecasters said Friday . Hang in there, all of you who are planning to host or attend a barbecue on Memorial Day . Thursday and Friday bring pleasant temps and a chance of showers. Some evening showers. Highs 65-70. Don't be surprised if you hear a few rumbles of thunder late Thursday night as the broken line of showers move out. (more...)
18 coaching class students jump to death after Surat building catches fire
- May 24, 2019

Students, mostly teenagers, died "either due to suffocation or jumping off from the complex", he said. Official sources said some of the students were charred to death while some jumped off the four-storey building in panic and died as they fell. (more...)
SpaceX launches first 60 satellites of its internet network SpaceX launches first 60 satellites of its internet network
- May 24, 2019

Six more launches are required before Starlink will be fully operational, but this first launch provides SpaceX with a chance to test the performance of their constellation. Getting the full constellation up and running will cost in the ballpark of $10 billion dollars, and SpaceX owner Elon Musk has conceded that such efforts have bankrupted others, such as the satellite operator Iridium , reports CNN . (more...)
NASA giving public chance to have names sent to Mars NASA giving public chance to have names sent to Mars
- May 23, 2019

NASA reviews what you provided and if all is good it will etch your name by means of an electron beam on a silicon chip, which it will then send to Mars along with all the other names. NASA said in a statement: "This is part of a public engagement campaign to highlight missions involved with NASA's journey from the Moon to Mars". (more...)
NASA Cube Robot Successfully Completes Its Hardware Checks NASA Cube Robot Successfully Completes Its Hardware Checks
- May 21, 2019

Astrobee, a free-flying robot system that's created to give astronauts a hand in space, has had its first hardware checks on the International Space Station . All three robots are modular, can be upgraded as the need arises and will most likely prove to be an essential piece of hardware and software for any future space station or colony we might end up building on the Moon, Mars and beyond. (more...)
'Big Bang Theory' finale: An emotional send-off for the show's lovable geeks 'Big Bang Theory' finale: An emotional send-off for the show's lovable geeks
- May 20, 2019

The Nobel plot unfolds rapidly, and we end up in Sweden on the Nobel stage, incredibly decorated by our design and art departments to look pretty much exactly the way the actual stage does. It was just...when you know, you know. The special will be hosted by Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco and will feature clips, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage from the show's 12 year run. (more...)