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Sci-tech Here are the best coronavirus cleaning products according to the EPA
Author: 0 Here are the best coronavirus cleaning products according to the EPA

The EPA says coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product. A hefty supply of disinfectant cloth wipes, these have a high alcohol content allowing them to work against gross bacteria, fungi and viruses hiding out on surfaces in your house and office.

Sci-tech OHSU Doctors Try 1st CRISPR Editing In The Body For Blindness
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For now, there are no details concerning the procedure, such as when it took place or how the patient is fairing. "We believe that the ability to edit inside the body is going to open entire new areas of medicine and lead to a whole new class of therapies for diseases that are not treatable any other way", Charles Albright, chief scientific officer of Editas told NPR .

Sci-tech The Worm Moon Is Coming
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Here in the United Kingdom, the Moon will reach peak illumination shortly after moonrise , at about 5.47pm GMT. A bright full moon rises at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2017. A supermoon is a new or full moon closely coinciding with perigee , the moon's closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. In astronomy, perigee is the lowest point in an orbit and the apogee is the highest point.

Sci-tech Scientists are building a new Mars rover for $2 billion mission
Author: 0 Scientists are building a new Mars rover for $2 billion mission

A key element of Mars 2020's mission will include searching for ancient evidence of habitable conditions , as well as "past microbial life itself", by collecting core samples of rocks and soils on the planet. Almost 4,700 volunteer judges had narrowed a pool of 28,000 contest entries down to 155 semifinalists . The nine contenders listed on the site. Of course, the final decision made by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate on Tuesday.

Sci-tech New Yorkers rankled on first day of statewide plastic-bag ban
Author: 0 New Yorkers rankled on first day of statewide plastic-bag ban

The law aims to help protect wildlife and the environment in the state where over 23 billion plastic bags are used by New Yorkers each year, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. "We started with a two-store pilot because we know we have a lot to learn from our employees and customers as we make this transition", Wegmans spokesperson Tracy Van Auker told 14850 Magazine a year ago.

Sci-tech Large exoplanet more than double the size of Earth 'could be habitable'
Author: 0 Large exoplanet more than double the size of Earth 'could be habitable'

It's only in recent years that we have had the hard-science modeling tools and observational technology to address this question. K2-18b is 2.6 times the radius and 8.6 times the mass of Earth, and orbits its star within the habitable zone, where temperatures could allow liquid water to exist, the researchers said.

Sci-tech Earth May Have a New Mini-Moon in Its Orbit!
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Researchers determined that the object had been orbiting Earth for the last three years, according to orbital trajectory calculations made by astronomer Tony Dunn . It has since resumed orbiting the sun. According to a report by The Conversation , 2020 CD₃ belongs to a category of asteroids whose orbits cross that of the Earth's.

Sci-tech Teck Resources Withdraws Application for Alberta Oil Sands After Sustained Protests
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The premier said he spoke twice to Teck CEO Don Lindsay over the weekend, prior to Teck announcing late on February 23 it would not proceed with the mine. While the premier hasn't hinted at what fledgling oil projects his province could get equity stakes in-he floated the idea of backstopping Alberta First Nations investment into the Teck mine, but that was when it was alive-he could be gambling on far riskier, long-term ventures than Trans Mountain, which is saying a lot, given the ...

Sci-tech Heavy rainfall to hit after week of wintry showers
Author: 0 Heavy rainfall to hit after week of wintry showers

Drivers are advised to be extra careful, with delays expected as well as hazardous road conditions. A yellow weather warning has been issued for snow across all but the most northern areas of Scotland and Aberdeen from 3am on Monday. Weather warnings for snow and ice are in place for nearly the whole of the United Kingdom today as temperatures continue to plummet. "You can check your flood risk and stay up to date with flood warnings in your area with Natural Resources Wales , SEPA , ...

Sci-tech Hottest January in Earth’s history recorded in 2020
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The NOAA report showed that January 2020 marked the 44th consecutive January and the 421st consecutive month with nominal temperatures above the 20th-Century average. There were some oddities. Notably, the record was "the highest monthly temperature departure without an El Niño present in the tropical Pacific Ocean".

Sci-tech Astronaut Christina Koch posts heartwarming video of reunion with dog
Author: 0 Astronaut Christina Koch posts heartwarming video of reunion with dog

The Michigan-born astronaut, who returned from the International Space Station (ISS ) on February 6, set the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman and also took part in the first all-female spacewalk in October a year ago. As NASA gears up for the next generation of lunar missions and eventual Mars missions , studying how microgravity affects the body will be crucial as longer spaceflights could become the norm.

Sci-tech Brexit: Boris Johnson sets out vision of UK-EU trade deal
Author: 0 Brexit: Boris Johnson sets out vision of UK-EU trade deal

He said: "Talk of a bare-bones deal could pause investment". Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Barnier's negotiating mandate will be discussed and approved by the EU's 27 member states later this month with direct trade talks with London to begin in early March.

Sci-tech Hailstones pelt Canberra in major storm
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Despite the fires, Australians are encouraging tourists to return to the country, after it was estimated that the disaster has cost Australia around AUS$1bn (£529 million). The recent rains have somewhat eased the drought in Australia. Actor Russell Crowe shared images on Twitter of his farm in New South Wales , which had been ravaged by fire but was now turning green.

Sci-tech SpaceX aims to send NASA astronauts to space in Q2 2020: Musk
Author: 0 SpaceX aims to send NASA astronauts to space in Q2 2020: Musk

Meanwhile, NASA has paid Russia billions of dollars for American astronauts to board Russian Soyuz capsules. SpaceX has completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in as little as two months. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stated, " Do we want that first crew to be short duration or do we want it to be a longer duration? ". Successful crewed spaceflights are important for both ISRO and SpaceX.

Sci-tech China-led study shows world's oceans hottest on record in 2019
Author: 0 China-led study shows world's oceans hottest on record in 2019

With just 1C of warming since the pre-industrial period, Earth has experienced a cascade of droughts, superstorms, floods and wildfires made more likely by climate change . "That's where the vast majority of heat ends up". Although warming was distributed across the world's oceans , it was more pronounced in the Atlantic and Southern Ocean , where several severe marine heatwaves have also been recorded in recent years.

Sci-tech Robert Irwin 'absolutely heartbroken' over devastating Australia wildfires
Author: 0 Robert Irwin 'absolutely heartbroken' over devastating Australia wildfires

Last week, Robert's sister Bindi also shared an emotional message about the bushfire crisis on Instagram . " Being the warriors of the wild, we will continue to honor her, to save as many lives as we possibly can ". This is the heart-wrenching truth, every day is a battle to stand up and speak for those who can not speak for themselves. Millions of acres have already been ruined and the deadly wildfires continue to rage on in Australia, leaving a devastating impact on the continent's ...

Sci-tech What time is the Quadrantids meteor shower and how to watch it?
Author: 0 What time is the Quadrantids meteor shower and how to watch it?

Saturday, AccuWeather notes, because that's when the Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to climax, producing the most shooting stars. In North America, the best time to look up is after the moon sets around midnight, which "leaves good viewing conditions for expected Quadrantids maximum on January 4", around 3:20 a.m.

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