Sci-tech

VLT uses adaptive optics to capture super-sharp image of Neptune

This is an impressive achievement and has allowed Unit 4 to capture high-quality images of subjects, such as the planet Neptune , without the haloing effect ad...


Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Aces Important Test

Other experiments included one to measure magnetic fields inside the capsule and another to test a vibration isolation platform that could be used by future...


Greet the 'Meghalayan Age' - Geologists term for Earth's new phase

Our Meghalayan Age began with a mega-drought, the effects of which lasted for two centuries . The decision to define these new stages of the Holocene Series ...


Ten new moons-including one 'oddball'-discovered around Jupiter

Following is a transcript of the video. JOE PALCA, BYLINE: Several times a year, Scott Sheppard heads to telescopes around the world to search for distant...


Scientists have found a quadrillion tons of diamonds beneath the Earth’s surface

Because we can't just go look at the 100-miles-deep cratons ourselves (the deepest hole we've ever dug didn't even get a tenth of the way), the researchers ...


Blue Origin test flight simulates space launch emergency

An employee at Blue Origin told Reuters the ticket prices will begin between $200,000 and $300,000. By the seventh test, the campaign featured a new next-gen...


Google Doodle honours Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaitre’s Big Bang theory

He later went on to study physics and obtained a doctorate for the same in 1920. According to Google , while "Most people have heard of the Big Bang the...


Astronomers accidentally discover a dozen new moons around Jupiter

A research team led by astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington has identified a total of 12 small moons of Jupite...


Heat warnings issued for Edmonton, much of Alberta

Environment Canada said Saturday afternoon that temperatures for Sunday and Monday are expected to soar due to a a hot, humid airmass coming into the area. Wat...


Trump holds Putin responsible for election meddling

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., told reporters Tuesday that Russian Federation "did meddle with our elections", and said he would consider further sanctions a...


Adidas has committed to only use recycled plastic by 2024

This move will have an impact on their manufacturing of everything from shoes to sports bras and everything in between. The sportswear maker has committed to ...


Blue Origin successfully tests escape system in latest New Shepard launch

The propulsion module, about 30 meters away from the crew capsule when the motor fired, was unaffected by the test and made a powered vertical landing on a pa...


Astronomers find 12 new moons around Jupiter

They realized they could observe Jupiter at the same time. Of the 12 latest moons to join Jupiter's family, it's a maverick whose odd orbit may give astronomer...


A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one 'oddball'

Researchers found the new moons thanks to a telescope upgrade. Following is a transcript of the video. Lunar RemnantsFinding lots of these small moons also te...


Jupiter has a dozen new moons, including one 'oddball'

If small moons like these were around when the solar system was still thick with gas and dust, drag forces would have slowed them down and caused them to fall i...


Eight rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

Paula Kahumbu, the CEO of the nonprofit organization WildlifeDirect , called the deaths "a major conservation tragedy - not just for Kenya but for all rhinos ...


United Kingdom selects Scottish spaceport site

The UK Space Agency said the move could pave the way for spaceflights from the site between Tongue and Durness. Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, which is ba...


Teen recovering from burns after plant encounter

Alex Childress was working a landscaping job clearing vegetation near Spotsylvania on Tuesday when he felt intense burns originally thought to be caused by a su...


Severe thunderstorms looming Monday afternoon across region

A heat warning has been issued for Calgary, with high temperatures hovering around 30 C expected Monday and Tuesday. Large hail can damage property and caus...


NASA astronomers discover rare double asteroid

According to NASA Morocco's Oukaimeden Sky Survey spotted the Near-Earth asteroid , YE5 on December 21, 2017 and provided the information to the National Aer...