Stories about Sci-tech

Jan 19 2019

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

Images sent back by the probe show a cotton sprout has grown well, but so far none of the other plants has taken, the university said . " We have given consideration t...

Jan 09 2019

Lunar rover leaves first 'footprint' on Moon's far side

A major challenge for such a mission was communicating with the robotic lander, because there is no direct line of sight for signals to the far side of the moon. Top offi...

Jan 03 2019

NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like ´snowman´

Occasional astrophysicist and guitarist for Queen Brian May has gifted us with a song in tribute to NASA's successful mission to flyby Ultima Thule . The object ha...

Dec 15 2018

Virgin Galactic successfully launches tourism rocket ship into space for first time

The aircraft reached an altitude of 271,268ft as it made its rapid ascent into space. Branson hopes to compete directly with Blue Origin , the rocket company founded b...

Dec 14 2018

Russian Cosmonauts Take Spacewalk to Probe Mystery of Craft Hole

The use was a complicated and physically demanding, with less than eight hours, it lasted nearly an hour and a half longer than planned. Roscosmos space agency said the...

Dec 13 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space

The two plutonium-powered spacecraft, launched in 1977 to make a tour of the giant planets, are still operational and continue to explore. "We're probably only going to h...

Dec 13 2018

Google Doodle follows Geminid meteor shower to Earth

The Geminid Meteor Shower a true spectacle and it's going to be at its best, brightest and clearest. The meteor shower was first spotted from a MS riverboat in 1833...

Dec 11 2018

China's history of lunar exploration

A Long March-3B rocket, carrying the probe including a lander and a rover, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at...

Dec 09 2018

SpaceX Suffers Malfunction in Landing of Falcon 9 ISS Resupply Mission

The mission, dubbed SSO-A, or " SmallSat Express ", is also SpaceX's first flight to reuse the Falcon 9 first-stage booster a third time. The station's CanadaArm is expec...

Nov 30 2018

Landing on Mars camera InSight gave the first the

The solar panels that provide the lander energy for all of its communications equipment and scientific instruments produce 600 to 700 watts on a clear day, less than what...

Nov 29 2018

Mars touchdown: Safe landing for NASA's InSight spacecraft

Naturally, people were psyched to see the images from Mars . A better image came hours later and more are expected in the days ahead, after the dust covers come off th...

Nov 08 2018

Tesla plans partial India presence in 2019: Elon Musk

These days all eyes are on the company's BFR, which stands for "Big Falcon Rocket" (or maybe "Big F*cking Rocket, ' if you prefer Musk's tale of how he came up with the...

Nov 02 2018

Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption — WWF report

Dr Sam Gardner, acting director of WWF Scotland, said: "The same sad story is to be seen played out across Scotland, where habitat loss and climate change are combi...

Oct 29 2018

Hurricane Oscar swirls over western Atlantic

National Hurricane Center (NHC) said yesterday. The storm is moving toward the west near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sund...

Oct 26 2018

Mysterious rectangular iceberg found by NASA

Two squared-off icebergs appear in this image, one over to the right and the other above the plane. NASA also shared a picture of a perfectly triangular block of ice fo...

Oct 18 2018

Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

Beer is the prom king of alcoholic beverages, winning the popularity contest in terms of total volumes drunk . Jess Newman, the company's director of agronomy in the U...

Oct 18 2018

Trump says climate change not a "hoax" but questions if it's "manmade"

That is sort of progress, right? I think there's probably a difference. "But I don't know that it's man-made", Trump said . "Other nations - as an example, China - n...

Oct 12 2018

Hubble in safe mode after gyro failure

The gyroscopes on board the Hubble Space Telescope are highly significant in steering the spacecraft to get a steady view of space. It's crucial that Hubble remain ...

Oct 07 2018

The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system

This potential new moon orbits around a giant, Jupiter-sized planet some 8,000 light years from Earth. NASA's Hubble and Kepler space telescopes have uncovered ...

Sep 27 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk Revives

Sustained winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are possible across the islands today as the system passes to the north. But, as wi...