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Quebec town of Abestos votes to change name to Val-des Quebec town of Abestos votes to change name to Val-des
- October 23, 2020

The town voted 51.5% in favor of changing its name to Val-des-Sources over five other options, according to results announced on Monday from a four-day referendum. "It is an obstacle to the city's willingness to develop outside economic relations", the town said in November 2019 following the decision to rename itself. (more...)
What Are Diabolical Ironclad Beetles? Scientist Discover Secret Behind ‘Crush-Resistant’ Bugs What Are Diabolical Ironclad Beetles? Scientist Discover Secret Behind ‘Crush-Resistant’ Bugs
- October 23, 2020

The Diabolical Ironclad Beetle may have a name that has been lifted out of a superhero comic book or fantasy novel. However, in sturgeon beetles, fused elytra wings fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle along the length of the abdomen of the insect . (more...)
REx makes historic maneuver by successfully taking samples of asteroid Bennu REx makes historic maneuver by successfully taking samples of asteroid Bennu
- October 22, 2020

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft made its historic touchdown on asteroid Bennu Tuesday, retrieving a sample from the space rock that will be returned to Earth. "Asteroids are like time capsules floating in space that can provide fossil recordings of the birth of our solar system ", NASA's Director of Planetary Science, Lori Clas, told Al Jazeera. (more...)
Florida agency: Flying squirrels illegally shipped to Asia Florida agency: Flying squirrels illegally shipped to Asia
- October 22, 2020

The flying squirrel is a protected wild animal in Florida . This wildlife dealer who is from Florida too, worked with couriers from Georgia who then drove these squirrels north to Chicago. The dealer at the center of the operation was said to be Rodney Knox, 66, who netted as much as $213,800, the FWC said. Although poaching hasn't threatened the survival of flying squirrels, due to quick reproduction rates, impacts to the species could disrupt ecosystems since the animals help renew ... (more...)
The United States Consumed Record Amount Of Renewable Energy In 2019 The United States Consumed Record Amount Of Renewable Energy In 2019
- October 22, 2020

That translates to an 11% share of the total USA energy consumption. In fact, in that year, wind surpassed hydro electricity as the top consumed renewable power source, according to the EIA. Solar energy accounted for just 9 percent of renewable energy, but it saw the largest percentage growth among renewable sources in 2019, the EIA said. (more...)
COVID-19 found in sewage after the Bathurst 1000 COVID-19 found in sewage after the Bathurst 1000
- October 22, 2020

Anybody who attended the event is therefore being urged to get tested should they have any symptoms. According to NSW Health, wastewater from Bathurst returned a positive sample, which could indicate "a current or a previous infection in someone who attended or worked at the Bathurst 1000 ". (more...)
NASA And Nokia Launching First Cell Phone Network On Moon NASA And Nokia Launching First Cell Phone Network On Moon
- October 22, 2020

Bell Labs, formerly operated by AT&T, will partner with spaceflight engineering company Intuitive Machines to build out the 4G-LTE network. The Finnish telecoms equipment manufacturer explains that the technology will constitute " the essential communication fabric for data transmission applications, including controlling lunar rovers, real-time navigation of lunar geography, and high-definition video broadcasting ". (more...)
NASA spacecraft makes landing on asteroid Bennu NASA spacecraft makes landing on asteroid Bennu
- October 21, 2020

The momentum of the spacecraft's slow, downward trajectory pushed the sampler head against the asteroid's surface for about ten seconds-just long enough to obtain a sample. The landing was no easy easy feat-the landing site is the width of a few parking spaces. "Although we have some work ahead of us to determine the outcome of the event, successful communication and moving away from Benno again are key achievements of the team, and I look forward to analyzing the data to determine the ... (more...)
Orionid meteor shower peaks this week: How to see it Orionid meteor shower peaks this week: How to see it
- October 21, 2020

What makes these showers distinct are the attractive gas trails left behind that can stretch out for seconds after the meteor itself is gone. The Orionid meteor shower occurs each year as a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley's Comet . (more...)
Tropical Storm Epsilon forms, expected to strengthen into hurricane Tropical Storm Epsilon forms, expected to strengthen into hurricane
- October 21, 2020

Epsilon is centered about 735 miles southeast of Bermuda. A slow west-northwestward to northwestward motion should begin on Tuesday, Oct. 20, and this motion should continue through midweek, the National Hurricane Center said. Satellite image of Tropical Storm Epsilon on October 19, 2020. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 345 miles (555 km), mainly to the north of the ... (more...)
Elon Musk Delays SpaceX Mars Mission - Until 2024? | IE Elon Musk Delays SpaceX Mars Mission - Until 2024? | IE
- October 20, 2020

Elon Musk's SpaceX is nearly ready to begin its construction of a Martian city as it will soon launch its first Starship mission to Mars by 2024. The "transfer window" Musk refers to is a window of opportunity to go to Mars in 2024. The conversation happened between the Mars Society & Elon Musk and Robert Zubrin who is the founder of the Mars Society. Launched windows for missions to Mars are determined in bit rabbits by the Earth's bit rabbit position as it relates to Mars, opening around ... (more...)
Astroids could kill Earth day before election: Astrophysicist Neil Degrass Tyson Astroids could kill Earth day before election: Astrophysicist Neil Degrass Tyson
- October 20, 2020

Going by the track record of the wide-ranging damage brought upon us in 2020, many people believed that the "Election Day asteroid" could bring about an end of life. NASA had beforehand recognized the asteroid rocketing towards Earth, however put its possibilities of really placing at lower than 1 p.c. NASA has been tracking the asteroid since it was discovered in 2018 by the Zwicky Transient Facility at Palomar Observatory in California. (more...)
NASA is building internet on the moon NASA is building internet on the moon
- October 20, 2020

Bell Labs said that, over time, it will upgrade the network to 5G, which is just starting to roll out to consumers in the United States. "Leveraging our rich and successful history in space technologies, from pioneering satellite communication to discovering the cosmic microwave background radiation produced by the Big Bang, we are now building the first-ever cellular communications network on the Moon ", says Marcus Weldon , CTO at Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs President. (more...)
Asteroid to Buzz Near Earth Day Before November Election
- October 20, 2020

Asteroid 2018 VP1 is expected to come within 3,000 miles from Earth on November 2, the day before Election Day in the United States. Last week, on August 16, an SUV-size space rock ("2020 QG") flew past our planet, per NASA . Only once every few million years, an object large enough to threaten Earth's civilization comes along. Asteroid 2018VP1, What do scientists know? The object, 2020 GC, was about the size of a small auto, and probably would have broken up in the atmosphere had ... (more...)
Don't miss the Orionid Meteor Shower this week Don't miss the Orionid Meteor Shower this week
- October 20, 2020

The planet Earth would be revolving again to the remains and debris of the famed Comet Halley that was destroyed on 1986, now showing us a series of attractive show from the skies that would even bring 25 shooting stars per hour during the Orionid Meteor Shower . (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched the controversial Starlink satellite Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched the controversial Starlink satellite
- October 20, 2020

SpaceX will begin again the deployment of its Starlink constellation with the blastoff of another sixty satellites aboard a Falcon 9 missile on Sunday. Emergency responders in Washington state set up a free WiFi hotspot for the residents of Malden using the Starlink network, which was destroyed by fire in most of September. (more...)
NASA spacecraft to collect asteroid sample in 'touch-and-go' manoeuvre NASA spacecraft to collect asteroid sample in 'touch-and-go' manoeuvre
- October 19, 2020

A van-sized spacecraft will have to negotiate a building-sized rock around the landing pad to land in a relatively clean space with only a few parking spaces. It is possible that the surface turns out to be too rocky to get a good sample. NASA puts the odds of an impact at 1 in 2,700. Before this, scientists studied asteroids mainly by the meteorites that fall to Earth. (more...)
Russian spacecraft sends crew to the ISS on a record speed Russian spacecraft sends crew to the ISS on a record speed
- October 18, 2020

Ryzhikov will become the commander when Expedition 64 begins October 21 and Cassidy, Vagner and Ivanishin will depart for Earth. "The flight seen from space looks even cooler than from the Earth!" NASA's Kate Rubins (left), and cosmonauts Ryzhikov (center) and Kud-Sverchkov (right). (more...)
Winter Drought Relief Unlikely in Western US Winter Drought Relief Unlikely in Western US
- October 18, 2020

The Northeast could be spared from a harsh winter for the third year in a row, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The remainder of the USA, including the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast falls into the category of equal chances for below-, near-, or above-average precipitation. (more...)
Nokia and NASA team up to bring 4G LTE on the Moon Nokia and NASA team up to bring 4G LTE on the Moon
- October 18, 2020

Much like Gru, Nokia has consistently been fixated on taking the moon . Nokia tries to go through with a similar project in the past but was unsuccessful, but now NASA has shaken hands with Nokia and funded $14.1 million to go through with the project. (more...)