Research


E-waste levels surge 20 percent in 5 years E-waste levels surge 20 percent in 5 years
- July 05, 2020

The authors of the study calculated the combined weight of all dumped devices with a battery or a plug a year ago was the equivalent of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2 . Screens and screens created about half as a lot trash as massive tools however nonetheless amounted to shut to 7 million metric tons of e-waste in 2019. (more...)
Mississippi Gov. Reeves signs bill stripping Confederate emblem from flag Mississippi Gov. Reeves signs bill stripping Confederate emblem from flag
- July 04, 2020

That would forge a proud new identity to inspire hope, cultivate unity and signal a blossoming future for the state that has so much going for it. The commission will develop a single new design by September, and MS voters will approve or reject that design on the November 2020 ballot. (more...)
Inovio Covid-19 vaccine shows promise in preliminary clinical trials Inovio Covid-19 vaccine shows promise in preliminary clinical trials
- July 04, 2020

The drug is one of 17 being tested on humans in a frantic global race to find a vaccine the world is counting on to end a pandemic that has killed more than half a million so far. INOVIO plans to publish the full data set in a peer-reviewed medical journal. Inovio's vaccine, called INO-4800, is created to inject DNA into a person so as to set off a specific immune system response against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (more...)
Archaeologists have found ancient Aboriginal sites underwater, off the coast of Australia Archaeologists have found ancient Aboriginal sites underwater, off the coast of Australia
- July 04, 2020

Associate Professor Jonathan Benjamin, of Flinders University in Australia, said: 'Australia is a massive continent but few people realise that more than 30 per cent of its land mass was drowned by sea-level rise after the last ice age. "Managing, researching and understanding the archeology of the Australian Continental Dog in partnership with traditional Aboriginal owners and caretakers and Torres Strait Island is one of the last frontiers of Australian archeology", Benjamin said. (more...)
Fastest-Growing Black Hole's Diet Consists of One Sun Per Day Fastest-Growing Black Hole's Diet Consists of One Sun Per Day
- July 03, 2020

At time of discovery, astronomers estimated the black hole's mass at around 20 billion solar masses, putting it in the category of ultramassive (over 10 billion solar masses), and its accretion rate - how much material it devours - at half a solar mass a day. (more...)
Astronomers find first exposed planetary core 730 light-years from Earth Astronomers find first exposed planetary core 730 light-years from Earth
- July 03, 2020

Now, scientists have found a planetary core that is entirely exposed, they said. (Stellar radiation at TOI-849b's orbital location, while intense, is not almost powerful enough to strip away a gas-giant atmosphere entirely, the researchers said.) Or did TOI-849b never accrete enough gas to become a Jupiter-like world? Now, a team of astronomers has discovered what they think are the rocky innards of a giant planet that's missing its thick atmosphere. (more...)
NASA releases spectacular 10-year timelapse of the sun NASA releases spectacular 10-year timelapse of the sun
- July 03, 2020

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre has kindly pointed to some noteworthy events on the 61 minute-long video showcasing the Sun's 11-year solar cycle with its rise and fall in activity. A massive prominence eruption explodes from the lower right of the Sun. An event that won't happen again until 2117. A large sunspot group spends two weeks crossing the face of the Sun. (more...)
NASA Delays Perseverance Rover Launch. Again NASA Delays Perseverance Rover Launch. Again
- July 03, 2020

NASA announced in a memo that the long-awaited launch date for the Perseverance Rover , which will blast off atop United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, has slipped to no earlier than July 30. (more...)
Trinity astronomers mystified by disappearance of massive star in deep space Trinity astronomers mystified by disappearance of massive star in deep space
- July 03, 2020

However, this mysteriously disappearing star can destroy this generally accepted theory. They said that if the star collapsed into a black hole without producing a supernova explosion, it would be "a rare event", as "our current understanding of how massive stars die points to majority ending their lives in a supernova". (more...)
Golden State Killer Suspect Pleading Guilty to 13 Murders Golden State Killer Suspect Pleading Guilty to 13 Murders
- July 03, 2020

He also admitted to rape, burglary, and other crimes, said a report from BBC . The cold-case DNA breakthrough leading to DeAngelo's arrest came shortly after best-selling true crime book " I'll Be Gone in the Dark " reinvigorated public interest in the infamous case. (more...)
There's a full moon, lunar eclipse to go with this weekend's fireworks There's a full moon, lunar eclipse to go with this weekend's fireworks
- July 03, 2020

The moon will pass through the outer part of the earth's shadow. The slight eclipse, known as a penumbral eclipse , will not be as dramatic as a full lunar eclipse, experts say. The visibility of upcoming Lunar Eclipse in India depends upon how much of the Moon remains visible during the daytime and for how long, implying that the lunar phenomenon will not be a photographic interest for most, if not all. (more...)
Environment Canada issues Heat Warning Environment Canada issues Heat Warning
- July 03, 2020

The temperature will dip ever so slightly this weekend with daytime highs of 31 C on Saturday and Sunday but the humidity could make it feel as hot as 42, at times. Weather officials say that extreme heat affects everyone . The City of Belleville has activated their cooling centre because of the heat wave. (more...)
US House Democrats Unveil Sweeping Plan to Address Climate Change, Boost Renewables US House Democrats Unveil Sweeping Plan to Address Climate Change, Boost Renewables
- July 03, 2020

We also commend the report for being ambitious enough to tackle the real change needed in the energy sector, such as recognizing the importance of improving the electric system to meet climate targets. The new plan has already received the support of more than 90 outside organizations, including major environmental groups and leaders in environmental justice, agriculture, public health and transportation. (more...)
South Pole Warming Three Times Faster Than Rest Of World, Study Finds South Pole Warming Three Times Faster Than Rest Of World, Study Finds
- July 02, 2020

The study, led by Kyle Clem of Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, examined surface air temperatures at the world's southernmost weather observatory: the Amundsen-Scott station, located nearly directly on top of the geographic South Pole. (more...)
NASA delays Mars rover launch again with 2 weeks left to fly NASA delays Mars rover launch again with 2 weeks left to fly
- July 02, 2020

Once Perseverance does reach Mars, the rover will scope out the surface for evidence of life. On Tuesday, the place company explained it experienced prolonged the launch window to August 15 and will study no matter whether the launch window can be prolonged a number of much more times into August. (more...)
Check Out NASA’s Mesmerizing One-Hour Timelapse Of The Sun Check Out NASA’s Mesmerizing One-Hour Timelapse Of The Sun
- July 02, 2020

The Sun has been under the observation of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) for over a decade, a release from NASA said. The data that SDO has gathered in excess of the earlier 10 a long time has enabled several new discoveries about the workings of the Sunshine and how it influences the solar technique. (more...)
The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
- July 02, 2020

The night sky is often streaked with far-off meteor showers and blink-and-you'll-miss-them cosmic events. "A particular meteor shower typically occurs on the same day every year or at least very close to it, so whether or not that day corresponds to a full moon it's basically up to chance", Person said. (more...)
SpaceX set to launch third GPS-III satellite, SV03 SpaceX set to launch third GPS-III satellite, SV03
- July 01, 2020

After almost 90 minutes after takeoff, the upper stage of the Falcon 9 released the satellite on the trajectory of the desired orbit at the altitude from 400 km to 20 200 km with an inclination of 55 degrees to the equator. Edward Byrne, Senior Leader of the MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) space systems division, Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Force, said that over the last three months of the coronavirus situation, the agency conducted several launch missions and has not got anyone sick. (more...)
Lunar eclipse visible in most of United States on 4th July Lunar eclipse visible in most of United States on 4th July
- July 01, 2020

During the penumbral eclipse, the earth enters between the moon and the sun, and the lunar light seems to be less luminous (does not seem to glow so much). Skywatchers in southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan will have the option to see the beginning of the shroud, yet Canadians in the west should get the eclipse in progress when the moon ascends in their general vicinity. (more...)
The Lyrid Meteor Shower returns yet again The Lyrid Meteor Shower returns yet again
- July 01, 2020

However, the dusty material left behind by this "cosmic litterbug" along its orbit, produces an annual display of meteors in late April. The meteor shower event is a result of debris from the comet trail entering the Earth's atmosphere. One thing is certain when it comes to meteor showers: you won't see any if you don't try. That's the case with any meteor shower, but the Lyrids often produce fast-moving meteors, and they'll be moving away from the radiant. (more...)