High-Tech

This device generates electricity 'out of thin air'

This device generates electricity 'out of thin air' Warm air produced by global warming tends to contain more vapour, which makes the device suited for a future adversely affected by climate change. "We are literally making electricity out of thin air ", Jun Yao , an electrical engineer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst , said in a press release. [Full Article...]

Making Electricity Out of Thin Air

The Air-gen connects electrodes to the protein nanowires, generating electrical current from water vapour in the atmosphere. "We turned E. coli into a protein nanowire factory", microbiologist Derek Lovley, who first identified Geobacter microbes like G. [Full Article...]

Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space

Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space She captioned the video, "Not sure who was more excited". She return to earth on January 6, 2020, having blasted off on 12 March past year. The emotional video showed the pooch eagerly waiting at the door and jumping in joy when it saw her owner after an 11-month-long space mission. [Full Article...]

Orange Weather Warning given for Limerick

Orange Weather Warning given for Limerick In England alone, 800 properties were left flooded when Storm Ciara struck, the EA said. Kilkenny County Council says that surface water and debris is expected on all routes, and is advising people to exercise caution and adjust their speed taking account of the conditions. [Full Article...]

Storm Dennis: Experts warn flooding could be worse than Ciara

Flooded streets in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, as Storm Ciara hits the United Kingdom on Sunday February 9, 2020. "With Storm Dennis bringing further heavy and persistent rain over the weekend, there is a risk of significant impacts from flooding, including damage to property and a danger to life from fast flowing floodwater". [Full Article...]

Storm Dennis to hit West Berkshire

Storm Dennis to hit West Berkshire A weather warning had been in place from 10am on Saturday , February 15 until midnight that night. Storm Dennis "is likely to bring very heavy rain, flooding and disruption" to several areas of the United Kingdom over the weekend, the Met Office said . [Full Article...]

January was warmest on record

January was warmest on record Land and ocean surface temperatures surpassed the 20th century January average of 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit (12 deg C) by 2.05 degrees, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. There were some oddities. Heat records break regularly as scientists warn about the dangers of climate change. Notably, the January temperatures mark the largest ever departure from average without the pr... [Full Article...]

Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart

Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart After spending nearly an entire year on the International Space Station, astronaut Christina Koch was finally reunited with her dog this week. So grab a tissue and watch the "dog and owner reunion video" light years ahead of any others. [Full Article...]

New pattern of mysterious radio signals detected from space

New pattern of mysterious radio signals detected from space Over the course of four days, the signal would release a burst or two each hour. They do not know what all the data quite means at this time, however, the material they have gathered has been uploaded to pre-print server arXiv , where it is awaiting scrutiny from other experts. [Full Article...]

NASA launches orbiter towards sun, now many secrets will be revealed

NASA launches orbiter towards sun, now many secrets will be revealed The $ 2 billion spacecraft ($ 1.5 billion US) will join NASA's Parker Solar Probe , launched a year and a half ago, to dangerously get close to the sun to reveal its secrets. It is scheduled to fly as close as 26 million miles to the Sun and climb about its orbit to capture a glimpse of the solar poles and the far side of the giant yellow star. [Full Article...]

Woolly mammoths suffered genetic defects because of generations of inbreeding

Most woolly mammoths went extinct roughly 10,000 years ago amid a warming climate and widespread human hunting. The final cause of the extinction of the Wrangel Island mammoths is still a mystery, but it is clear that, due to a decline in their population, they suffered from a medley of genetic defects that may have hindered their development. [Full Article...]

NASA Cites Flawed Boeing Software in Failed Test Flight of Starliner Spacecraft

NASA Cites Flawed Boeing Software in Failed Test Flight of Starliner Spacecraft Now over three years behind schedule, Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is under significant scrutiny by way of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration analysis. "And those were obviously press reports that we've seen from other parts of Boeing, as well as what seemed to be characterized as these software issues". [Full Article...]

Australia mega-fire doused as torrential rain brings relief

Australia mega-fire doused as torrential rain brings relief James Jackson, a sheep and cattle farmer in the drought-hit Guyra district some 500 kilometres north of Sydney , told Reuters the region was starting to turn green again. On Monday, Sydney's water storage levels reached 64%, up 22 points on the previous week. More than 38,000 homes are without power after several days off the grid following extreme weather . [Full Article...]

Snow moon to light up the sky this weekend

Snow moon to light up the sky this weekend That means it's going to look extra big and bright. They referred to the second full moon of winter as the Snow Moon or the Storm Moon because of February's heavy snow . Because this supermoon is occurring in February, it is variously called the "Snow Moon", " Hunger Moon ", "Storm Moon", "Black Bear Moon", "Goose Moon", or " Chinese Lantern Festival Moon", depending on the tradition. [Full Article...]

SMMT Speaks Out Against UK Banning All Combustion Engine Vehicles By 2035

SMMT Speaks Out Against UK Banning All Combustion Engine Vehicles By 2035 However, O'Neill strenuously denied numerous allegations levelled against her in a damning open letter circulated in the media yesterday. Boris Johnson responded to claims that he was reviving his beliefs about "climate change denial" by accusing Labor of wanting to confiscate cars and abolishing foreign holidays. [Full Article...]

Battle lines drawn ahead of UK-EU trade talks

Battle lines drawn ahead of UK-EU trade talks Since the beginning of this week's trading, the GBP/USD pair is going under downward pressure pushing it towards the 1.2940 support, with renewed fears of hard talks between Britain and the European Union about the future of trade relations between them in the post-Brexit phase, which happened officially last Friday, making The United Kingdom the first country to exit from the bloc, making the num... [Full Article...]

US Telescope Captures Sun's Surface in Highest Detail Yet

US Telescope Captures Sun's Surface in Highest Detail Yet A pattern of turbulent, " boiling " gas is shown covering the sun, which is some 93 million miles from Earth. When they twist and tangle because of the moving plasma, massive solar storms can take place that are able to knock out our Earthly power grids. [Full Article...]

Davos 2020 Displays Division on Climate, Sustainability

Davos 2020 Displays Division on Climate, Sustainability The president's daughter, who is also his senior adviser, was asked at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday for her take on the 17-year-old - who a day earlier lambasted world leaders for not doing enough to stop the global crisis. Thunberg said: "Before we came here we had a few demands for this WEF and of course these demands have been completely ignored, but we expected that". [Full Article...]

China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000

China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000 Hospitals in the city have made similar pleas. Even the usual influenza that circulates each year has killed between 12,000 and 61,000 people in the United States annually since 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [Full Article...]

Three possible MI coronavirus cases being investigated

Three possible MI coronavirus cases being investigated Citing confidentiality, officials declined to say where the three suspected cases were located. "This is a rapidly changing situation both overseas and domestically", Messonnier said during the news conference. The news comes at a time when the number of reported infections in China is climbing rapidly. There have been no cases of human-to-human transmission outside China so far, but it co... [Full Article...]


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