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Back to Earth: Astronauts Touch Down in Kazakhstan

Back to Earth: Astronauts Touch Down in Kazakhstan The Indian manned mission will likely have a three-person crew entering the low Earth Orbit and will be carried out on board the indigenous Mark GSLV III launch vehicle. Currently, Expedition 57 continues station research and operations with a crew comprised of Serena Aunon, Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos. [Full Article...]

Quebec CAQ government would fire employees for wearing religious symbols, MNA says

Quebec CAQ government would fire employees for wearing religious symbols, MNA says A woman listens during the National Assembly committee hearings on Bill 94 in Quebec City in 2010, which would have predominantly affected women who wear the Islamic niqab or burka, and would require public employees, education and health workers to have their faces uncovered at all times. [Full Article...]

B.C. to intervene in Trans Mountain pipeline review

B.C. to intervene in Trans Mountain pipeline review Consultations themselves won't start until that design phase is completed, and there is no timeline for that. The process, led by retired Supreme Court judge Frank Iacobucci, does not have a timeline. Kenney said he thinks the chances pipeline construction will resume before the spring election are "very slim". Notley said a considerable amount of work was done in the first review, so the additi... [Full Article...]

Chemistry Nobel 2018 Winners Include Fifth Female Laureate Ever

Smith and Gregory P. Winter for the phage display of peptides and antibodies". Professor Frances Arnold, an American chemist, was awarded half of the prize, which is worth 9 million Swedish kroner (£771,000). "They have used the molecular understanding we have of the evolutionary process and recreated the process in their labs", head of the Academy's Nobel Chemistry committee Claes Gustafsson... [Full Article...]

Dogs Intelligence Not ‘Exceptional’

Dogs Intelligence Not ‘Exceptional’ Sheep, pigeons and chimpanzees are as good as dogs at identifying humans by their faces. Pigs are as good as dogs at identifying humans by their smell. The review focussed on sensory cognition, physical cognition, spatial cognition, social cognition and self-awareness. Examining more than 300 papers specifically looking at intelligence, the team found several cases of "over-interpretation" in ... [Full Article...]

Newfound Dwarf Planet 'The Goblin' May Lead to Mysterious Planet Nine

Newfound Dwarf Planet 'The Goblin' May Lead to Mysterious Planet Nine Hughes said that until technology advances, our own solar system will be the only place where we will be able to study orbits in detail, which is integral to determining how solar systems evolve. The two other dwarf planets are Sedna , discovered in 2003, which is about 620 miles (1,000 kilometres) across, and 2012 VP113 , about 310 miles (500 kilometres). [Full Article...]

Le coût de fabrication de l’iPhone Xs Max s’élève à 378€

Le coût de fabrication de l’iPhone Xs Max s’élève à 378€ Ce qui en fait le smartphone le plus cher à réaliser de toute l'histoire. " L'écran OLED de l'iPhone XS Max est plus grand , ce qui augmente son coût , mais cette augmentation est atténuée par la suppression de certains composants 3D Touch qui se trouvaient auparavant dans l'iPhone X " rapporte TechInsights . [Full Article...]

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI Miller said. Kirk's remains were about 800 miles east of the islands that form the eastern perimeter of the Caribbean on Tuesday afternoon, and over 2,300 miles from South Florida. A Tropical Storm Warning is issued when Tropical Storm conditions, including winds of 39-73 mph, are EXPECTED in a specified coastal area within 36 hours or less. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Kirk makes a comeback

An inverted trough - or an area of relatively low pressure - moving east to west across the tropics. Reconnaissance aircraft has indicated that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph (95km/h), with tropical storm force winds extending outward up to 115 miles (185 km) to the northeast and 90 miles to the southeast of the centre. [Full Article...]

Japans robot rovers lands on asteroids surface, captures incredible photos

Japans robot rovers lands on asteroids surface, captures incredible photos Collectively called MINERVA-II1, the rovers sent back photographs from the asteroid's surface to Japan's space agency JAXA over the weekend. The mission to the near-Earth asteroid began more than three years ago in an attempt to land rovers on Ryugu's surface. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Atlantic, sub-Tropical Storm Leslie formed in the North Atlantic Ocean and is "forecast to be a short-lived cyclone", said the NHC . Leslie is moving a 6 miles per hour, and only a "little motion is expected today". We also continue to track two other areas in the Tropical Atlantic. [Full Article...]

'Robotic skins' turn everyday objects into robots

'Robotic skins' turn everyday objects into robots More conceptually, the system could be used to create a soft, ball-shaped Mars rover capable of rolling and bouncing over the Red Planet's hard terrain. These include foam cylinders that move like an inchworm, a shirt-like wearable device created to correct poor posture, and a device with a gripper that can grasp and move objects. [Full Article...]

Hayabusa2 probe releases two rovers over Ryugu asteroid

Hayabusa2 probe releases two rovers over Ryugu asteroid The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Minerva-II1 rover captured this view of asteroid Ryugu (bottom) and the Hayabusa2 spacecraft (at top right) just after the rover separated from the spacecraft on September 21, 2018. The rovers move by "hopping" up to 50 feet at a time because the extremely weak gravity on the asteroid makes rolling hard. Friday's release bolstered the project members' con... [Full Article...]

After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas

After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas Residents were warned the confluence of the Big Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee rivers - where they merge - could reach flood levels even greater than those seen during Hurricane Matthew. People shouldn't drive on any of the roads east of I-95 or south of US 70. Floodwaters of Hurricane Florence breached a dam Friday in the state of North Carolina, and forced an energy company to shut its natural... [Full Article...]

The longest week: Carolinas are worn out by Florence

The longest week: Carolinas are worn out by Florence Two years ago, flooding ruined the baseboards and carpet. Forecasters said floodwaters in parts of coastal SC won't reach their highest levels until next week. And waste from those hog farms has been leaking into floodwaters. North Carolina farms lost an estimated 3.4 million poultry birds and 5,500 pigs , the state Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services said. [Full Article...]

Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming

Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming How about I just put it that way. The death toll from the storm rose to at least 37 people in three different states Tuesday, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina . The river stands at more than 14 feet and is expected to reach 15.6 feet by Thursday night. Sixty of its 880 broiler houses in North Carolina flooded and another six broiler houses experienced damage. [Full Article...]

Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

Greek local and photographer Giannis Giannakopoulos captured stunning photographs and a video of the webs. An increase in the mosquito population is also thought to have contributed to a large number of spiders in the region. She also said that the spiders are not a danger to humans, and will not cause any damage to the vegetation. Though those with phobias may find the sudden presence frighteni... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip Musk said the billionaire will pay "a lot of money" for the lunar orbit but he declined to disclose the exact amount. While Tesla has been plagued by production problems, SpaceX, which is also led by president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell, has been far more stable, churning out 34 straight successful rocket launches over the last 20 months. [Full Article...]

Wilmington cut off by extreme flooding as floodwaters rise in North Carolina

Wilmington cut off by extreme flooding as floodwaters rise in North Carolina Officials plan to airlift food and water to the coastal city but are eyeing inland flooding. Wilmington officials say the journey from Fort Brag took them many hours to complete, noting that they needed a police escort. As of Monday afternoon, there have been 62 people, two dogs and two cats rescued throughout the county. Six people died in SC, including four in vehicle accidents and two from ca... [Full Article...]

Le service en ligne ouvre le 19 septembre

Le service en ligne ouvre le 19 septembre Ce n'est pas moins de 20 nouveaux jeux qui ont été annoncés sur Nintendo Switch mais également sur Nintendo 3DS avec, pour démarrer, Animal Crossing (sortie prévue en 2019 ) mais aussi Luigi's Mansion 3 , New Super Mario Bros. Pour la première fois en version portable, comme beaucoup de jeux Switch finalement, il sera possible dans Cities: Skylines de construire des villes dans un jeu ... [Full Article...]


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