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Opportunity's Image of 5,000th Sunrise on Mars Turned Into Music

Opportunity's Image of 5,000th Sunrise on Mars Turned Into Music Then they assigned specific pitches and melodies to such characteristics in the data as brightness, color, and the elevation of the terrain. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and University of Exeter in the United Kingdom created the piece of music by scanning a picture from left to right, pixel by pixel, and looking at brightness and colour information and combining them with terrain elev... [Full Article...]

500000 petition for release of Iceland's banned Christmas ad

500000 petition for release of Iceland's banned Christmas ad Other animals like rhinos and tigers as well as indigenous people have also had their homes destroyed because of palm oil production. Iceland's TV commercial has been banned because, Clearcast that approves TV commercials for TV channels in the United Kingdom says the ad is "too political". [Full Article...]

BMW M8 : le coupé de 600ch arrivera courant 2019

BMW M8 : le coupé de 600ch arrivera courant 2019 BMW annonce de plus un centre de gravité au plus bas, une répartition des masses idéale , ainsi que des voies élargies, ce qui devrait garantir un comportement routier particulièrement sportif. Comme illustré lors de sa présentation au salon de Genève en mars 2018, cette M8 fera usage de PRFC, du plastique renforcé à la fibre de carbone , notamment au niveau du toit - comme l'actuelle M6 - ains... [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction A bidder also spent more than US$760,000 - more than double the expectation - on Prof Hawking's signed 1965 PhD thesis, Properties of Expanding Universes , about the origins of time and space. Image: This Simpsons script - an episode that featured Professor Hawking - sold for £6,250. When the document was made available online a year ago by Cambridge University, where Hawking spent his career, ... [Full Article...]

Cigar-shaped comet may actually be an alien probe, Harvard scientists suggest

Cigar-shaped comet may actually be an alien probe, Harvard scientists suggest Scientists first spotted 'Oumuamua , a Hawaiian word for scout or messenger, in 2017, when they detected it blazing through the solar system at 196,000 miles per hour, Reuters reported . But not everyone agrees that the "cigar-shaped" space object shows signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. Loeb said he is not definitively claiming the object is alien, but said it is important to acknowledge... [Full Article...]

This is the First 8K Video Shot in Space

This is the First 8K Video Shot in Space NASA recently shared a video shot in space aboard the International Space Station that is twice the resolution of those jaw-dropping screens, but it will be a few years before anyone has the hardware necessary to appreciate it. China has already invited distinguished universities, research institutes, and both public and private companies to propose possible projects. Roskosmos said Russian f... [Full Article...]

Remain would win in new Brexit vote

Remain would win in new Brexit vote Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet will discuss Brexit on Tuesday (Nov 6), and there were suggestions this weekend by members of her Conservative Party that she's preparing to give ministers an ultimatum to back a draft deal . It would also keep Northern Ireland in the customs union of the EU, as long insisted by the bloc. The Brexit negotiations have turned out to be tougher than expected ... [Full Article...]

Delhi's Air Quality Between 'Poor' And 'Very Poor' Categories

Delhi's Air Quality Between 'Poor' And 'Very Poor' Categories Air quality will be " bad " on November 8 even if "partial toxic crackers" are burned compared to past year, the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said . That is why [our air pollution measures] have collaboration at their heart, working with businesses, farmers, industry and households, to develop innovative new solutions to reduce emissions", MP Thérèse Coffey s... [Full Article...]

TECH and HEALTH - NASA detects smiley in new galaxy

TECH and HEALTH - NASA detects smiley in new galaxy Two yellow-hued blobs in the image are actually bright galaxies while the blurred line below is also an arc-shaped galaxy. So gravitational lensing acts as a kind of magnifying glass for dim, far away galaxies and allows researchers to observe them easily. [Full Article...]

Big NASA Space Missions Ended This Week, But Don't Panic

Big NASA Space Missions Ended This Week, But Don't Panic Kepler was originally positioned to watch 150,000 stars in a patch of sky within the constellation Cygnus. Before the mission , our knowledge of planets outside our solar system that orbit a star was woefully lacking. The US space agency's Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and is being retired after nine and a half years, having helped discover more than 2,600 planets, some of which m... [Full Article...]

Soyuz Rocket fails due to an errant sensor

Soyuz Rocket fails due to an errant sensor The hiatus in human spaceflight caused by last month's failure of a Russian Soyuz rocket will be quite brief indeed. When the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft was destroyed in October only two and half minutes into the flight, it did more than place the lives of American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin into peril. [Full Article...]

Kepler space telescope: The planet-hunting spacecraft retires

Kepler space telescope: The planet-hunting spacecraft retires Launched in 2009, Kepler literally transformed our view of what lay out there in space, confirming suspicions that space is jam-packed with planets very similar to Earth . "We know the spacecraft's retirement isn't the end of Kepler's discoveries", said Jessie Dotson, Kepler's project scientist at NASA's Ames Research Centre in California's Silicon Valley. [Full Article...]

Parker Solar Probe breaks speed record, becomes closest spacecraft to sun

Parker Solar Probe breaks speed record, becomes closest spacecraft to sun Parker Solar Probe close to the Sun less than 42,73 million kilometers. At 1:04 p.m. EDT Monday, the spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team. Over time its orbit around the Sun will become shorter, but also more elliptical, meaning that the probe will be travelling progressively faster at perihelion (the c... [Full Article...]

NASA tests showed the parachute for Mars

NASA tests showed the parachute for Mars It was the fastest inflation in history of a parachute this size and created a peak load of nearly 70,000 pounds of force. 'Mars 2020 will be carrying the heaviest payload yet to the surface of Mars , and like all our prior Mars missions, we only have one parachute and it has to work, ' said John McNamee, project manager of Mars 2020 at JPL. [Full Article...]

'Tropical Trump' Bolsonaro: Brazil's new president

'Tropical Trump' Bolsonaro: Brazil's new president Bolsonaro, 63, will take office on January 1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday night, congratulated him on his election victory and said it would surely lead to a strengthening of ties between Israel and Brazil. [Full Article...]

Hubble Space Telescope Returns to Action After Gyroscope Glitch

Hubble Space Telescope Returns to Action After Gyroscope Glitch But Chandra bounced back last Sunday (Oct. 21), after its handlers established a new gyroscope configuration. Such devices are needed to keep the telescope in the right direction during observations. More steps were taken that same day. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which also went to safe mode a few days after Hubble, has also returned to normal operations. [Full Article...]

La folie de Red Dead Redemption 2 — Jeux vidéo

La folie de Red Dead Redemption 2 — Jeux vidéo On espère tout de même que l'application n'aura pas demandé des semaines à 100 heures de travail de la part des développeurs . La synchronisation avec le jeu se fait assez simplement en se connectant à son compte Rockstar Social Club. Préparez-vous pour la sortie de la bêta de Red Dead Online en novembre prochain. En complément, l'application intègre également une version numérique du guide o... [Full Article...]

Powerful hurricane caused an entire island in Hawaii to disappear

Powerful hurricane caused an entire island in Hawaii to disappear Most of the turtles had already left the island by the time the storm hit. They were trying to determine the age of the island and determine its future, particularly in regard to climate change . NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center estimates only one monk seal mother and pup remained on the island when Hurricane Walaka struck. Fletcher said that they wanted to monitor the island a... [Full Article...]

NASA's photos of a perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica are oddly satisfying

NASA's photos of a perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica are oddly satisfying A68, which is about the size of the state of DE, calved off the Larsen C ice shelf in July of 2017. "We get two types of icebergs: We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic, and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know they have a insane subsurface", Brunt told Live Science . [Full Article...]

Vie privée : Google facilite la gestion des données personnelles

Vie privée : Google facilite la gestion des données personnelles Voilà un effort qui devrait être bien accueilli. Cette amélioration de la gestion des données conservées par Google est disponible dès aujourd'hui pour le moteur de recherche, sur ordinateur ainsi que sur mobile (Android et iOS). Des liens vers le compte Google associé, le centre de sécurité et les règles de confidentialité (CGU) sont également présents. Le géant de la recherche intègre... [Full Article...]


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