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Sci-tech Sir Richard Branson: Space tourists are next
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Virgin Galactic reaches space for the first time during its 4th powered flight from Mojave, Calif. Virgin Galactic's ambitions to make space tourism a reality were given a great boost when the company successfully reached space, or something like it, during a test flight on Thursday.

Sci-tech Geminid meteor shower to peak Thursday and Friday - plus, a comet!
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This video shows you the meteors that shot across the skies in Daytona Beach, Florida. The moon won't be outshining many of them, setting at about 10:30 Thursday night and 11:30 Friday. Using Orion's belt as a reference point, Mrs O'Connor said to look to the left for a red star, from which the Gemini constellation is located directly below.

Sci-tech Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to heat'
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Swathes of coral died or were damaged in the unprecedented successive events, particularly the more heat-susceptible branching corals that are shaped like tables. Hughes has long warned that the Great Barrier, already knocked on its back by warming seas, may not have much fight left. However, there is cautious optimism among scientists about signs of resilience being shown by some corals to warmer oceans.

Sci-tech SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to ISS, but fails to land rocket
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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying 64 "smallsats", set a record for most satellites strapped to a rocket booster, a stack more than 20 feet tall. Despite the landing, the mission successfully placed in orbit its Dragon uncrewed cargo spacecraft. Television cameras switched away from the rocket a moment before impact, but amateur video showed the rocket extending its landing legs and slowing for landing on the power of a single engine, the ...

Sci-tech Nations pressed on 'urgent threat' of climate change
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Just this week, the UN's environment program said the voluntary national contributions agreed in Paris would have to triple if the world was to cap global warming below 2 C. The road to a final rulebook is far from smooth: the dust is still settling from US President Donald Trump's decision to ditch the Paris accord .

Sci-tech NASA selects nine U.S. companies to vie for moon programme funding
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The goal is to get small science and technology experiments to the surface of the moon as soon as possible. The Trump administration also directed NASA to seek and encourage additional private sector participation. This new plan hopes to allow for a diverse array of customers send their payloads to the Moon. NASA is anticipating the emergence of two reusable, and presumably more affordable, mega-rockets that private aerospace companies are creating.

Sci-tech Japanese startup among firms chosen for NASA's moon delivery bid
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Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of when USA astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon. This new plan hopes to allow for a diverse array of customers send their payloads to the Moon. SpaceX and Northrop Grumman, formerly Orbital ATK, have built space station shipments since 2012. It expects to start hearing proposals by January. Following a directive signed previous year by President Trump, the aerospace administration launched the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) ...

Sci-tech NASA's InSight lander will touch down on Mars today
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The InSight spacecraft, which took off from California almost six months ago, finally made its landing on the surface of Mars Monday. Talking to the BBC , NASA chief scientist Thomas Zurbuchen said InSight must first get through " seven minutes of terror ", referring to the time it takes you to get through Mars' atmosphere.

Sci-tech Trump on his government's climate warning: 'I don't believe it'
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Damaging weather alone, it says, has cost the USA almost $400 billion since 2015, and those costs are only expected to increase. Fewer Republicans (one third) said more should be done about climate change , and another third of Republicans thought that the United States is doing enough to address climate change .

Sci-tech NASA Picks Landing Spot for 2020 Mars Rover
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Once settled, the solar-powered craft will spend one Martian year - two Earth years - plumbing the depths of the planet's interior for clues to how Mars took form and, by extension, how the Earth and other rocky planets came into being. Landing on Mars is extremely complicated-only around 40 percent of missions sent to Mars are successful. Unlike the space agency's rovers, InSight is a lander created to study an entire planet from just one spot.

Sci-tech Almost 50 Lakh Kg of Firecrackers Burst This Diwali in Delhi
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An Air Quality Index reading between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is considered satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is severe or hazardous. Smog had been increasing in recent day, and schools have been closed for three days and all kinds of construction work has been ordered to halt, but Diwali fireworks added to the pollution.

Sci-tech Astronomers think that the Solar system called for a probe of aliens
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When the object was first spotted scientists believed it might have been travelling through space for hundreds of millions of years. The reason for this is because Oumuamua appeared to actually pick up speed as it passed the sun, suggesting the object could have an artificially built light sail that it fuels itself with.

Sci-tech Delhi starts emergency measures to counter air pollution
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For this crisis to be tackled meaningfully, the Health Minister must be willing to be open to productive engagement with community stakeholders and to acknowledge the health impact evidence presented by the Life After Coal Campaign and many other experts and organisations.

Sci-tech Soyuz rocket failure blamed on a bent sensor pin
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The Soyuz rocket launched at 08:40 local time (02:40 GMT) from the Baikanour cosmodrome site on 11 October when the malfunction occurred. Oleg Skorobogatov , who led the probe into the accident, told reporters Thursday that the investigation has found that the sensor was damaged during the final assembly at the launchpad in Kazakhstan .

Sci-tech Air Pollution Killed Over 1 Lakh Children in India in 2016
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General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his latest 2018 report said , Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air Monday, WHO estimated that in 2016 , 600, 000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

Sci-tech Hurricane Michael death toll climbs to 26 including 16 people in Florida
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael death toll climbs to 26 including 16 people in Florida

After the helicopter tour, the President, first lady, Scott and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen surveyed a street of damaged homes in nearby Lynn Haven. "I did not know the force of nature could be this bad", Rollins said. A witness told the station that he saw a man entering the squad vehicle and yell, "I'm looting".

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