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Science Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Author: 0 Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Sir Gregory Winter , another chemistry Nobel victor, is a member of the UK-Israel Science Council, which brings people from both countries together. "My sense is that women often work towards the collective good and often may sacrifice their individual career for advancing the community", she said.

Science ISS astronauts return to earth among US-Russia tensions
Author: 0 ISS astronauts return to earth among US-Russia tensions

Russian officials, however, later denied it. "It concluded that a manufacturing defect had been ruled out which is important to establish the truth", said the man who leads the nation's space agency. The ISS is one of the few areas of tight Russia-US cooperation that had until now remained unaffected by the slump in ties, including after Washington's sanctions against Russia over Ukraine and other crises.

Science Israel And NASA Sign SpaceIL Commercial Lunar Cooperation Agreement At IAC Bremen
Author: 0 Israel And NASA Sign SpaceIL Commercial Lunar Cooperation Agreement At IAC Bremen

The arrangement could mesh with OHB's participation in a project to build a European-built module for the global lunar orbital platform known as the Gateway, which is due to take shape in the mid-2020s. The lander uses NASA-proven technologies and systems from the Orion spacecraft , which has already flown two orbits around Earth. The engines run on liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, which can both be sourced by splitting water.

Science Canada project promises fast LNG delivery to Asia
Author: 0 Canada project promises fast LNG delivery to Asia

An agreement between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its four partners to invest in a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the northern BC community of Kitimat has been given the go-ahead. "Today's announcement by LNG Canada represents the single largest private sector investment project in Canadian history", stated Trudeau in a press release .

Science Remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa drench metro Phoenix area
Author: 0 Remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa drench metro Phoenix area

National Weather Service meteorologists in Phoenix said central and northern Arizona stood to get hit with the heaviest amounts of precipitation. In southern Arizona, heavy rain Monday flooded streets in Yuma and caused power outages in parts of the city.

Science Hunt for Planet X turns up new solar system object
Author: 0 Hunt for Planet X turns up new solar system object

For some 99 percent of their orbits, they are too distant and thus too faint for us to observe them. 2015 TG387 loops around the sun on an extremely elliptical path, coming within about 65 astronomical units (AU) of the sun at its closest point (known as perihelion) and getting about 2,300 AU away at its most distant (aphelion).

Author: 0 Scientists find a frozen, scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin

Scientists have discovered a distant object at the edge of the solar system, which completes one orbit around the Sun every 40,000 years, a finding that supports the presence of Planet X . The object was first spotted by Tholen at the Japanese Subaru 8-meter telescope in Hawaii. But if they're not being tugged on by the planets we know about, that leaves the door open for interactions with objects we haven't yet discovered, like Planet Nine .

Author: 0 Chemistry Nobel for using evolution to create new proteins

For Owens, the fact that the Nobels are awarded for individual rather than team efforts could be another reason why there are so few women winners. The first such drug created from this method, adalimumab, was approved in 2002 and is now used to treat rheumatoid arthritis , psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases, according to a statement .

Science Guelph native wins Nobel prize for physics
Author: 0 Guelph native wins Nobel prize for physics

Laser pulses : The other half of the prize is to be shared by Gérard Mourou in France and Donna Strickland in Canada "for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses ", according to the Nobel committee . Drs". "The Nobel Foundation presumes that the Swedish Academy will now put all its efforts into the task of restoring its credibility as a prize-awarding institution and that the Academy will report the concrete actions that are undertaken".

Author: 0 Partners announce $31bn investment in Canada LNG project

KOGAS said this will be Korea's first major project in Canada. Twenty-four other First Nations, and their elected band councils, have signed financial agreements related to the project, which will lead to millions of dollars in community support payments, work for First Nations-owned construction businesses, education and jobs.

Science You can now order experimental Martian soil for USD 20 per kilogram!
Author: 0 You can now order experimental Martian soil for USD 20 per kilogram!

NASA may have the technology to visit the real Red Planet but a Florida university is still selling the USA space agency faux Martian dirt for intergalactic farming and exploration experiments. It takes years to get there", added Britt. "Most of the minerals we need are found on Earth although some are very hard to obtain", added Cannon. For the expedition we'll need food, water and other supplies.

Science Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize
Author: 0 Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize

The prize was also awarded to Arthur Ashkin, 96, for his invention of "optical tweezers" that grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser beam fingers. Meanwhile Mourou, 74, and Strickland - only the third woman to win the Physics Prize - won for together developing a method to generate ultra-short optical pulses, "the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever created by mankind", the jury said.

Science Chemical pollution could wipe out half of all orca populations
Author: 0 Chemical pollution could wipe out half of all orca populations

By comparison, many studies show that animals with PCB levels as low as 50 milligrams per kilo of tissue may show signs of infertility and severe impacts on the immune system. Applying models, the researchers then predicted the effects of PCBs on the number of offspring as well as on the immune system and mortality of the killer whale over a period of 100 years.

Science Japan’s Hayabusa2 explorer successfully deploys two rovers on asteroid surface
Author: 0 Japan’s Hayabusa2 explorer successfully deploys two rovers on asteroid surface

On 21 September he approached the celestial body at a distance of 55 meters and released to the surface of the container, MINERVA-II1. According to the latest Twitter post by Hayabusa-2's team which had pictures about the asteroid's surface, the rovers are in good condition and have already started sharing details like surface temperature and terrain that has large rocks.

Science A beluga whale could have swum into the river Thames
Author: 0 A beluga whale could have swum into the river Thames

Benny the Beluga, as it has now been named, appears to have moved a few miles further west since yesterday. The beluga whale attracted a plenty of attention Tuesday when it surfaced in the River Thames. It is not clear why the whale, usually found in the Arctic, came to be in the River Thames but rescue teams are on standby in case it gets into danger.

Science Lockheed-Boeing venture chooses rocket engine developed by Bezos' Blue Origin
Author: 0 Lockheed-Boeing venture chooses rocket engine developed by Bezos' Blue Origin

The deal marks a significant partnership between the stalwarts in the national security launch business and Blue Origin, the upstart rocket company founded by Amazon.com chief Jeffrey P. As tensions between Russia and the United States grew, a top Russian official threatened to cut off supply of the engines for use in Pentagon launches.

Science SpaceX signs customer looking to explore the moon
Author: 0 SpaceX signs customer looking to explore the moon

The Yomiuri ShimbunTokyo-based space startup ispace , inc. plans to launch a spacecraft - under development for moon landing - by 2021 with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket , having concluded a relevant contract with the USA rocket company, the Japanese firm announced Wednesday.

Author: 0 New asteroid rover images released

But the rovers proved to be sturdy, operating in optimal conditions across the surface of the space rock Ryugu , which measures only 900 meters across. If that wasn't awe-inspiring enough, Jaxa has just released not only more images, but even a small video from Ryugu's surface, and all their footage is mind-meltingly wonderful.

Science Mars rover spotted in photo three months after it went silent
Author: 0 Mars rover spotted in photo three months after it went silent

NASA has had no contact with the robot since June 10 and all hopes of recovery looked dire - until now. NASA announced on Tuesday that the high-resolution camera of its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite was able to photograph, on September 20th, the area where Opportunity has been hibernating since a big dust storm hit Mars in June.

Science Scientists find home of mysterious 'Oumuamua' space object
Author: 0 Scientists find home of mysterious 'Oumuamua' space object

The interstellar object 'Oumuamua came from somewhere outside the solar system , but where has remained a mystery. All four possible origins are dwarf stars. Oumuamua would have passed Candidates 3 and 4 1.1 and 6.3 million years ago respectively - with similar relative speeds and minimum distances. In particular, DR2 includes precise information about positions, on-sky motion, and parallax (as a measure of distance), for 1.3 billion stars.

Science Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise
Author: 0 Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

CHARLESTON, S.C./RALEIGH, N.C., Sept 25 (Reuters) - A uthorities urged thousands of people to leave their homes in the Georgetown, South Carolina, area as water dumped by Hurricane Florence surged down rivers, threatening to bring devastating floods and disrupt a toxic coal ash pond.

Science How Florence transformed the Carolinas
Author: 0 How Florence transformed the Carolinas

Trump called Florence "one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country" and promised federal support for disaster relief. "The left will not skip any single moment to condemn this president", said Pete Hegseth on the Fox Business Network.

Author: 0 Seal slaps kayaker with octopus

As the pair sat in a two-man kayak, a blazing blue sky above them, Mr Masuda noticed movement in the water below them. Not long after Kyle found himself a part of the attraction when the seal swam up near his kayak and burst out of the water to slap him in the face with the octopus using its mouth.

Science Kirk, reforms as tropical storm, gains strength
Author: 0 Kirk, reforms as tropical storm, gains strength

Newsday was told that while TT had nothing to worry about, islands including Barbados and Guadaloupe are expected to be hit by the storm, which will then dissipate in the Caribbean Sea. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. "The chance of tropical development over the next five days was 70 percent".

Science Major flooding lingers more than a week after Florence
Author: 0 Major flooding lingers more than a week after Florence

North Carolina Emergency Management Director Michael Sprayberry said eastern counties continue to see major flooding, including areas along the Black, Lumber, Neuse and Cape Fear rivers. North Carolina Emergency Management Director Michael Sprayberry said September 22 that eastern counties continue to see major flooding, including areas along the Black, Lumber, Neuse and Cape Fear rivers.

Science 'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London
Author: 0 'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

A whale is filmed swimming in the River Thames. Belugas (file picture), also known as white whales, are known for having rounded foreheads and no dorsal fin. People have been warned not to approach it, and to stay on the shore. The WDC's Danny Groves told the UK Press Association, "He or she is obviously very lost and quite possibly in trouble".

Author: 0 Ireland flights could stop if there's a no-deal Brexit

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer opens a debate on Brexit during the Labour Party's annual conference. His declaration that "nobody is ruling out Remain as an option" was not included in printed copies of his speech distributed to the media, sparking speculation that he may have gone beyond the position agreed by Labour's high command.

Science Japan's hopping space rovers land on asteroid
Author: 0 Japan's hopping space rovers land on asteroid

Collectively called MINERVA-II1, the rovers sent back photographs from the asteroid's surface to Japan's space agency JAXA over the weekend. There's the Moon of course, a huge archive of images snapped from the surface of Mars, and even photos of Venus captured from the surface, but never has a spacecraft delivered a snapshot from the surface of an asteroid.

Science Devastating Tornado Knocks Out Power For More Than 145000 In Ottawa Area
Author: 0 Devastating Tornado Knocks Out Power For More Than 145000 In Ottawa Area

On Saturday, more than 150,000 customers were still without power following the tornado, and officials warned that it could take days to restore power to those areas hardest hit. Mr. Johnson and his partner, Pam Cogan, were at home Friday when the tornado warning sounded on their cellphones. Then they emerged to a changed world.

Science Japan spacecraft's rovers land on asteroid
Author: 0 Japan spacecraft's rovers land on 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 robots will take photos and temperature readings of Ryugu before Hayabusa2 space probe lands on the asteroid's surface in 2019. The solar-powered rovers' voltage plunged as night fell on Ryugu, a sign that they are on the asteroid, said Hayabusa project team ...

Science Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill
Author: 0 Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

Sutton Power Station. Duke Energy said Wednesday that water samples collected by its employees and tested at the company's own lab showed "no evidence of a coal ash impact" to Sutton Lake or the Cape Fear River. The 625-megawatt natural gas plant on the site was powered down on Friday after the lake breach. The reservoir is a former cooling pond for the Sutton power plant and is adjacent to three large coal-ash dumps.

Science Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat
Author: 0 Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat

Satellite imagery indicates that a non-tropical low pressure system is forming along a frontal boundary about 900 miles west-southwest of the Azores. They expect Kirk will track quickly westward over the next few days far from land. We will have a 40 percent chance for some showers and storms throughout the day. There are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect. NHC forecasters predict Leslie will likely be absorbed by a larger low-pressure system by mid-week.

Science The Japanese landed on the surface of the asteroid, the two probe
Author: 0 The Japanese landed on the surface of the asteroid, the two probe

In addition to JAXA's investigation of Ryugu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is now closing in on the asteroid Bennu for a similar sample-collecting mission. "I'm excited about seeing the pictures. I want to see images of space as seen from the surface of the asteroid", he said. Two small hopping robot began the historic descent on a large asteroid in deep space.