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  • Electric honeycomb: Pakistani teen in scientific first

    October 9, 2017 7:20 AM 3

    Only 17-years-old and he is already a recognised scientist. Muhammad Shaheer Niazi’s research on electric honeycomb was recently published in the Royal Society Open Science journal. Physicists have known the phenomenon of electric honeycomb for decades. It occurs when a layer of oil is placed in an electric field between a pointy electrode and a flat one – and the instability

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Monday as part of Iridium mission

    October 4, 2017 2:44 AM 2

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is slated to blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Monday morning as part of the third Iridium satellite mission. The launch is scheduled for 5:37 a.m. Monday from Space Launch Complex-4. The mission will carry 10 Iridium Next satellites into orbit, bringing the company’s total constellation of telecommunications satellites

  • Spaceflight to Launch U-Class Payloads for NASA

    October 3, 2017 8:13 PM 2

    The NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has awarded Spaceflight its first contract for launch and integration services. The multi-year contract covers launch services in 2018 for a maximum of 24 U-Class payloads, with options to provide launch services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020. The potential total contract value is more than $5 million

  • Abu Dhabi proves a haven for humpback dolphins

    September 17, 2017 2:02 PM 9

    Survey highlighting largest population of Indian Ocean species stirs scientific interest worldwide Abu Dhabi: A survey has found that Abu Dhabi has the largest population of the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin. ‘Dolphin Survey’ conducted by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) estimated that 701 Indian Ocean humpback dolphins and 1,834 Indo-Pacific

  • Abu Dhabi has world’s largest population of humpback dolphins

    September 17, 2017 8:55 AM 5

    Abu Dhabi has world’s largest population of Indian Ocean humpback dolphins. The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, through its ‘Dolphin Survey’, has estimated that 701 Indian Ocean humpback dolphins and 1,834 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins inhabit Abu Dhabi’s coastal waters, with the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin population being the largest ever reported

  • Footprint find on Crete may push back date humans began to walk upright

    September 1, 2017 3:36 AM 25

    HUMAN-like footprints have been found stamped into an ancient sea shore fossilised beneath the Mediterranean island of Crete. That’s a time when palaeontologists believe our human ancestors had only apelike feet. But a study into the Trachilos, western Crete, prints determines them to feature prominent human features and an upright stance. And that’s

  • Submit footage of the eclipse through an app to be featured in a film

    August 25, 2017 7:26 PM 7

    The Eclipse Megamovie project invited people from all over the country to contribute their shots of the eclipse to folks at Google and the University of California at Berkeley. The project aims to mash all of these clips together into a big film about this major solar event. The app is pretty simple, including a basic map of the country that gave users

  • SpaceX Spacesuit Looks Just as Otherworldly as You'd Imagine

    August 24, 2017 3:58 PM 7

    Elon Musk reveals photo showing sleek white suit with contrasting trim and big tinted visor. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has released the first picture of the SpaceX spacesuit, and it's just as sleek and otherworldly as you might imagine. The photo, posted on early Wednesday on Musk's Instagram account, shows a bright-white suit with contrasting trim and a white

  • LOOK: Elon Musk reveals (and wears) SpaceX astronaut flight suit

    August 24, 2017 2:21 AM 21

    A social media post from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed one of the things that the company is working on, a spacesuit for future astronauts. Musk uploaded a photo of himself wearing the suit on Instagram and clarified that it was indeed the real deal, not a mock up. He explained the suit has already been double vacuum-tested and works as intended

  • The solar eclipse transformed America, at least for a few moments

    August 22, 2017 3:12 AM 8

    Millions of Americans gasped and groaned Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years zoomed across the country, dazzling many but disappointing some whose view was obscured by clouds. For about 90 minutes the shadow of the moon raced over mountains, plains and forests at twice the speed of sound, from the coast of Oregon to the Atlantic