Cargo ship to be launched to International Space Station after multiple delays | LIVE
Nature & Science

Cargo ship to be launched to International Space Station after multiple delays | LIVE

Streamed live 2 hours agoThe Northrop Grumman Cygnus CRS-13 cargo craft is expected to be launched to the International Space Station on Saturday after the launch was twice postponed. High winds delayed the launch on Friday, while pad equipment concerns followed by bad weather interrupted the ship’s first try this past Sunday. The delivery includes…

Astronomers warn of ‘worrisome’ light pollution from satellite constellations
Nature & Science

Astronomers warn of ‘worrisome’ light pollution from satellite constellations

The International Astronomical Union has issued the preliminary results from a study on the potential effects of multi-thousand satellite constellations like that being built by StarLink. Finding that Earth-based astronomical observations may be “severely affected,” the body warned that mitigations and rules had better be formed sooner rather than later. The group expressed its concerns…

Aliens are out there and they’re MUCH cleverer than humans – but this is how we find them
Nature & Science

Aliens are out there and they’re MUCH cleverer than humans – but this is how we find them

Express. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. WHEN we finally make contact with aliens they will probably be cleverer than us, leading experts say. Researchers scouring the universe for signs of extraterrestrial life are convinced we are not alone.PUBLISHED: 14:33, Sat, Feb 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:00, Sat, Feb 15, 2020 When we meet…

Comment faire un bonhomme de neige dans l’espace, et autres nouvelles du ciel
Green Energy

Comment faire un bonhomme de neige dans l’espace, et autres nouvelles du ciel

Solar Orbiter en pôle position vers le Soleil L’agence spatiale européenne a lancé lundi un observatoire spatial qui étudiera notre étoile de près. Lourd de 1 800 kilos, Solar Orbiter va chercher un angle d’observation inédit grâce à une orbite très inclinée pour scruter les pôles du Soleil. Car c’est là que se trouvent les clés de…

Near-Earth Asteroid Sets Off Alert, Turns Out to Be Two Asteroids Hanging Out Together
Nature & Science

Near-Earth Asteroid Sets Off Alert, Turns Out to Be Two Asteroids Hanging Out Together

Radar plot of the asteroid and its companionPhoto: Arecibo Observatory/NASA/NSFAn asteroid that whizzed within 3 million miles of Earth last week turned out to be two objects in a binary system, according to new observations.The automated Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) on Mauna Loa in Hawaii discovered 2020 BX12 on January 27. It immediately…

Data centers generate the same amount of carbon emissions as global airlines
Environmental News

Data centers generate the same amount of carbon emissions as global airlines

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring how tech can help achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this year? Check out the full ‘Sustainable Societies‘ program here. Digital technologies are often put forward as a solution to environmental dilemmas. The spread of the internet came with claims of a…

Coronavirus, pangolins and racism: Why conservationism and prejudice shouldn’t mix
Conservation

Coronavirus, pangolins and racism: Why conservationism and prejudice shouldn’t mix

Last week, rumors began circulating that endangered pangolins — also known as scaly anteaters — might have been the intermediate host that allowed the deadly new coronavirus disease COVID-19 to spread from bats to humans, based on unpublished research findings announced in a Chinese university press release. Although evidence was not provided, I witnessed a…