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Air leaks from International Space Station, astronauts safe

Air leaks from International Space Station, astronauts safe Russia's contract with the United States to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) is due to expire in April, Russia's deputy prime minister for defense and space agency said on August 31. NASA and Roscosmos said that the team then performed tests and troubleshooting to figure out exactly where the leak originated from. Prokopyev's initiative is also a short-term fix. [Full Article...]

Russia: Space station air pressure restored after leak

Russia: Space station air pressure restored after leak Meanwhile, Roscosmos (Russian Space Agency) has convened a commission to conduct further analysis of the possible cause of the leak. The hole was detected earlier in the week as it had caused a small drop in cabin pressure. NASA has three members now aboard the station, Europe has one, and Russian Federation two. Upon finding the source of the leak, a two millimeter (0.08 inch) hole in the or... [Full Article...]

California bill mandating gender quotas for corporate boards heads to governor

California bill mandating gender quotas for corporate boards heads to governor State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), who co-authored the bill, says it's necessary because women are underrepresented on California's corporate boards. But the current FCC, led by Republican Chairman Ajit Pai, repealed those regulations in June , with Pai calling them "heavy-handed". The final bill passage came after the state Assembly voted 61 to 18 to approve the measure Thursda... [Full Article...]

Astronomers have found Jupiter the mist and molecules of oxygen

Astronomers have found Jupiter the mist and molecules of oxygen All these findings support computer and theoretical-simulation models that have earlier implied that water is present on (H2O) on Jupiter, the scientists said . If the relative abundance is between 3 and 4, Jupiter likely formed beyond the orbit of Neptune, where the planetesimals are a mix of rock and amorphous water ice. [Full Article...]

Tropics get busy, forecast to make it a rainy weekend in Florida

Of more concern to National Weather Service meteorologists in Miami is a tropical wave near Puerto Rico that could bring heavy rain this weekend to areas from the Treasure Coast to the Keys. Monday. The system is then expected to move away from the islands and intensify into a hurricane by the middle of next week. Both ingredients would aid in tropical cyclone development, but it is still too ea... [Full Article...]

Tiny pressure leak discovered on International Space Station, NASA says

It sounds alarming, but flight controllers say the astronauts aren't in any immediate danger. Flight controllers at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston worked with their Russian counterparts to enable the repairs. Feustel said the crew was testing a plug that was held in place with tape, and a Russian crewmate reported that the results looked promising. Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev of... [Full Article...]

Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming?

Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming? Most models keep this system out to sea and not a threat to the United States. The first one is a tropical wave that is located near Puerto Rico. In the short term, the system is just forecast to bring tropical storm conditions to the Cabo Verde Islands, but it will eventually strengthen. [Full Article...]

Ousted former Australian prime minister to quit parliament

Ousted former Australian prime minister to quit parliament Members of newly-appointed Australian prime Minister Scott Morrison's cabinet were sworn in on Tuesday after an internal dispute of the ruling Liberal Party that led to a change in its leadership and the head of the government. Opinion polling by respected Newspoll published on Monday found that government popular support has crashed to its lowest level in a decade due to the infighting. [Full Article...]

International Space Station crew fix leak in Russian craft

The International Space Station crew on Thursday (Aug 30) was repairing a small "leak" most likely caused by a collision with a small meteorite, the head of the Russian space agency said, adding the incident presented no danger. Flight controllers monitored the cabin pressure while working to come up with a better long-term solution. Three Americans, two Russians and a German are aboard the stat... [Full Article...]

More than 300 vulnerable sea turtles found dead in Mexico

More than 300 vulnerable sea turtles found dead in Mexico Mexican officials are working to free the turtles from tuna boat nets along the Oaxacan coast, in the country's south, in the hope some may still be alive. A similar incident happened earlier this month when 102 olive ridley and some other turtles were found dead in a sanctuary in Chiapas, another Mexican state. [Full Article...]

Leak detected on International Space Station

Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos told state news agency TASS that a "micro-fracture" was found in a side compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft now docked with the space station. Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian state space agency Roscosmos, said: "Overnight and in the morning there was an abnormal situation - a pressure drop, an oxygen leak at the station". [Full Article...]

Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm

Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm The next tropical storm will be called Florence. Tropical Storm Norman strengthened slightly overnight and is forecast to become a hurricane today. Storm Ophelia brought the country to a standstill previous year as average wind speeds of between 65 and 80km/h with some gusts of 110 to 130km/h struck the emerald isle. [Full Article...]

Scientists Observe Decay of Higgs Boson Particle into Two Bottom Quarks

Scientists Observe Decay of Higgs Boson Particle into Two Bottom Quarks Nonetheless physicists gentle want to clutch extra relating to the Higgs' internal workings.The fashioned mannequin makes predictions of how in most cases the Higgs might perchance well presumably furthermore gentle decay into differing forms of particles . [Full Article...]

International Space Station leak may have been caused by micrometeorite strike

The problem was first detected by mission control Wednesday night as a reduction of pressure in the station, but it was small enough that the crew was allowed to sleep all night, NASA reported . On Twitter, it confirmed "all systems are stable" despite the "tiny leak". "Flight controllers are working with the crew to develop a more comprehensive long-term fix", NASA added. [Full Article...]

Facebook Announces 100 Percent Renewable Energy Plan

Facebook Announces 100 Percent Renewable Energy Plan For example, in Europe, it contracted for the largest wind energy procurement by a corporate customer to support its data centres in Luleå, Sweden, and Odense in Denmark. Facebook has signed power purchase agreements or "green tariff" deals with local utilities, on the understanding that those utilities will be supporting new solar , wind and hydropower capacity. [Full Article...]

Hawaii bracing for Category 4 hurricane

Hawaii bracing for Category 4 hurricane That was all before the brunt of the storm was expected to hit the southernmost Hawaiian island on Thursday night - authorities were warning conditions were likely to degrade significantly even if the hurricane shifts further to the west. The category four Hurricane Lane is set to track past the islands this weekend, bringing heavy rain, surges and possible flash flooding. "I'm not really anxiou... [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid Bennu, snaps first pic

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid Bennu, snaps first pic With the asteroid now in sight, the spacecraft's onboard thrusters will begin to conduct a number of approach maneuvers to match Bennu's orbital velocity to prepare for arrival on December 3. OSIRIS-REx is the third mission in NASA's New Frontiers Program . The cropped set of five images were obtained over the course of an hour. After arrival at Bennu , OSIRIS-REx will spend the first mo... [Full Article...]

BBC journalist hit by tree while reporting on Hurricane Lane | Sunday Tribune

BBC journalist hit by tree while reporting on Hurricane Lane | Sunday Tribune United States President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for Hawaii. Tourists on the island were jolted as they toured waterfalls and lounged on beaches beginning Wednesday afternoon when their phones erupted with the distinct alarm tone of an emergency message warning them of the approach of Hurricane Lane. [Full Article...]

Goats like it best when you smile, new research shows

Goats like it best when you smile, new research shows The results were different when the happy photo was placed on the left-hand side instead of the right. Goats can differentiate between facial expressions and prefer to interact with happy people, according to research that could reshape perceptions of how livestock experience the world. [Full Article...]

Sensitive goats just hate a gruff face

Goats at the Buttercups Sanctuary. The person who gave the goats their pasta maintained a neutral facial expression and looked at the ground during this part. The team plans to continue studying emotional perception in goats to further uncover how farm animals process emotions. Writing in the journal, the team described how 20 goats interacted with images of positive, or happy, and negative, o... [Full Article...]


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