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In the interior of the auto Volvo appears elements from recycled garbage

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Earlier in the company Volvo Cars announced the complete rejection of the use of disposable plastic products in offices and at events until the end of 2019. Premiere of "redesigned" Volvo XC60 took place at the world summit on the oceans of the world, which took place during one of the stops round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg. Read More »

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

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While NASA was at pains to explain that it has not discovered life on Mars , the organic molecules could provide vital clues. The phenomenon will make the surface of the planet more visible through a telescope. When they're at opposite ends of their orbits, the two planets can be impossibly far apart. Giant Jupiter especially influences the orbit of Mars. Nasa added: "During opposition, Mars and the sun are on directly opposite sides of Earth". Read More »

Donald Trump Announces Plan for a "Space Force"

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Currently, numerous military's space-related projects fall under the Air Force . As for the Space Force , Florida Senator Bill Nelson says that generals have told him it's not needed or wanted. Though the U.S. has been ratcheting up space spending in recent years, a full branch would be wildly more expensive, and would require establishing a lot of new bureaucracy to manage this system. Read More »

UN Secretary-General Alarmed by Antarctic Ice Losses

According to the authors of the study, until 2012, reducing the amount of ice in Antarctica has remained at the level of 76 billion tons per year, but since then, this figure increased to 219 billion tons per year. The continent stores enough frozen water to raise global sea levels by 190 feet (58 meters), if it were to melt entirely. " They allow us to test whether our models can reproduce present-day change and give us more confidence in our projections of future ice loss ". Read More »

Farewell to the Oldest Sumatran Orangutan in the World!

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Puan, meaning "lady" in Indonesian, left behind an "incredible legacy" of 54 descendants including 11 children and was a celebrated matriarch who helped save her species, according to a statement from Perth Zoo. "We all know that life isn't infinite, but for some reason Puan has always just seemed to be the one who might prove us wrong", Ms Hart wrote in The West Australian newspaper. Read More »

President Trump orders Pentagon to create a ‘separate but equal’ Space Force

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The head of NASA said the agency strongly supports Trump's position "forging a sustainable and focused space policy that strengthens American leadership". In fact, the Air Force is now testing an unmanned space plane called the X-37B. The White House past year also opposed the space corps plan and said creating it was "premature at this time". Read More »

Supermassive black hole ripping a star, Spotted by Astronomers

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When the black hole devoured the star, it shot out a fast group of particles that contained 125 billion times the amount of energy that the sun releases annually. Stars undergo a process called a "tidal disruption events" when they come too close to a black hole. The team suspects that black holes "eating" passing stars may be a common occurrence even if we can't see it too often . Read More »

Scientists recorded the dramatically rapid rise in sea level

Prof Andrew Shepherd , from Leeds University and a lead author of the study on accelerating ice loss, said: "We have long suspected that changes in Earth's climate will affect the polar ice sheets". In West Antarctica, ice shelves are being eaten away by warm ocean water, and those in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen seas are up to 18 per cent thinner than in the early 1990s, researchers said. Read More »

Raging Mars dust storm knocks out Nasa rover

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All contact was lost at the weekend. While the craft derives its energy from the sun, it's critical for it to charge its batteries fully enough to run heaters that keep components from failing in the cold, ironically including the batteries. Read More »

Astronomers watch a black hole eating a star

Continued observations with the VLBA, the European VLBI Network (EVN), and other radio telescopes, carried out over almost a decade, showed the source of radio emission expanding in one direction, just as expected for a jet. Mostly these black holes do not prey upon massive stars but now that scientists have observed one such event, they have some general idea about how the black holes engulf stars. Read More »

Monash astrophysicists discover new 'baby' planet

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CO and other gases tend to move in a predictable way in protoplanetary disks - unless they run into gravitational obstacles. They looked for a particular kind of light that is emitted by the movement of carbon monoxide - which allows them to understand how the gas in the disk is churning around. Read More »

Woman sues NASA over piece of moon gifted by Armstrong

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Still, the government could claim possession of the vial. Laura Murray Cicco isn't the only private citizen to have sued NASA over items from previous moon mission in their possession. She was questioned by armed guards for two hours. For instance, NASA officials staged a sting in 2011 to retrieve lunar material from a 74-year-old woman whose late husband worked as an engineer on the Apollo 11 mission. Read More »

Antarctica has lost almost 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992

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These changes in the rate of ice loss are caused mostly by the melting of ice in West Antarctica , a place where the warm waters of ocean tend to get below the glaciers making them unstable. "Thanks to the satellites our space agencies have launched, we can now track their ice losses and global sea level contribution with confidence". They discovered the acceleration in the rate of ice loss when they did the calculations again for this study, this time with an additional five years of ... Read More »

Benedict Cumberbatch Leads Tributes to Stephen Hawking at Memorial Service

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British actor Benedict Cumberbatch , left, and his wife Sophie Hunter arrive at a memorial service for Hawking at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday. The physicist's voice - set to a piece by Greek electronic music composer Vangelis, who created the soundtrack for the 1981 film Chariots of Fire - was sent from the European Space Agency's Cebreros station in Spain. Read More »

NASA rover falls silent as very big dust storm envelops Mars

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Data from the transmission let engineers know the rover still has enough battery charge to communicate with ground controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "Having this dust storm occur under the visibility of the whole fleet of orbiters that we have, and eventually Curiosity participating in the research as well, is going to teach us a whole lot about how these storms behave", he added later in the briefing. Read More »

U.S., Canada & Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

Morocco have congratulated the United States of America, Canada and Mexico for winning the united bid to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup. Although it would be the first tournament to be hosted by three nations, the vast majority of games will be held in the US. Read More »

Big dust storm on red planet forcefully ceases activities of NASA’s Opportunity

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Siebach, who considers herself somewhat of a skeptic, says these most recent discoveries are starting to change her opinion about whether we might find proof of life on Mars. Water-rock chemistry might have generated the methane, but scientists can not rule out the possibility of biological origins. The probe's measurements should allow researchers to make global maps of methane and other low-abundance gases in Mars' air, ESA officials have said. Read More »

Dem lawmakers seek criminal corruption probe of EPA's Pruitt

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The letter cites reports that Pruitt attempted to secure a Chick-fil-A franchise for his wife, and paid $50 a night to rent a condo from the wife of a lobbyist who lobbied the EPA . In addition, Beyer is asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look at the condo deal Pruitt made with a lobbyist's wife, securing a $50-per-night below-market-rate room for himself while in Washington. Read More »

French farmers block refineries, fuel depots over palm oil imports

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French farmers were blocking access to oil depots and at least three refineries using tonnes of onions, wood and rubble on Monday as part of a three-day protest over plans to allow Total to use palm oil at a biofuel plant. But they were stunned when the EU Commission unveiled plans for the new EU budget from 2012-2017 that envisages cuts to the bloc's lavish farm subsidies. Read More »

Indian lab discovers large exoplanet around a Sun-like star

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The found planet is reportedly a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune-sized planet which has a radius six times that of earth, ISRO stated in its announcement on Friday. PRL scientists, who observed the target for about 1.5 years with the spectrograph, made calculations which suggested that heavy elements like ice, silicates and iron content make 60%-70% of the total mass. Read More »

NASA releases Curiosity rover findings

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And NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has deceptively found something that is quite interesting on Mars , and the space agency has made a decision to reveal its discovery in a press conference which is to be held on Thursday. Those molecules are still very interesting though, because the radiation and chemicals found on the surface of the red planet will destroy organic molecules, so these somehow survived and did so in the top five centimeters of the surface. Read More »

Season’s 1st tropical storm Aletta forms in eastern Pacific - NHC

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In the last 70 years the storms have slowed by ten per cent. "And so that's never a good thing". Global warming is also projected to increase the severity of the strongest tropical cyclones. Texas state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said "I just need more convincing that there actually has been a 10% motion change". As storms move slower, they can unload more heavy rain and pound coastal areas longer, increasing damage potential. Read More »

NASA Solves The Mystery Of Jupiter's Lightning

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There also seems to be more lightning in Jupiter's northern hemisphere compared to its southern side. When the latest NASA Jupiter probe, Juno , entered orbit on July 2, 2016, it brought two new tools to bear. Why do lightning bolts congregate near the equator on Earth and near the poles on Jupiter? Jupiter's receives 25 times less sunlight than Earth, as its orbit is five times farther from the Sun than Earth's. Read More »

World's Oldest Footprints Discovered on Ancient Seafloor

An global team of researchers is claiming to have discovered the world's oldest footprints. This new discovery is not providing scientists with all the needed information, so for now we can not really determine what type of animal the footprints might have belonged to. Read More »

Yellowstone visitor gored by bison

The bull bison "became agitated and charged the crowd before immediately leaving the area". The latest attack at Yellowstone comes days after two people were attacked by elks in separate incidents. Past year there were five bison attacks in the park. As noted by Yellowstone officials: animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be. Read More »

NASA Exposes Curiosity Rover's Latest Findings From Mars

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The nuclear-powered rover has detected a variety of organic compounds , a requirement for life as it's known on Earth , in three-billion-year-old rocks deposited on the floor of Gale Crater. This new result shows that low levels of methane within Gale Crater repeatedly peak in warm, summer months and drop in the winter every year. "Even nowadays on Earth , we see a large influx of extraterrestrial [organic] material in the form of interplanetary dust and meteorites", ten Kate said. Read More »

NASA launches new crew to the International Space Station

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The Soyuz rocket launched at 6:12 a.m. from a facility in Kazakhstan. NASA TV will feature live streaming coverage of the docking process, as well as the hatch opening and welcoming process, beginning at 8:15 a.m. The capsule has already made several trips to and from the space station, taking supplies and other cargo. The astronaut-carrying version of the Dragon includes seven seats, a bank of monitors offering the crew real-time flight data, a climate-control system for added ... Read More »

NASA discovers organic matter on Mars

The latest data shows huge swings in the level of methane in the atmosphere as the seasons change, and new types of organic molecules capable of preserving life just beneath its surface. Mate, Mars is telling you to leave well enough alone before you open another portal to Hell. Eigenbrode clarified, however, that the matter was not evidence of life as non-biological entities can create organic molecules. Read More »

Scientists find 540-million-year-old animal footprints

The Chinese and American team led by Dr Shuhai Xiao, from Virginia Tech in the U.S., wrote in the journal Science Advances: "The irregular arrangement of tracks in the trackways may be taken as evidence that the movement of their trace maker's appendages was poorly coordinated and is distinct from the highly coordinated metachronal (wave-like) rhythm typical of modern arthropods ". Read More »