Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Category: Science
Nobel Prize

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer Awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

Nobel Prize in economics was given to America’s former chief at the economist World Bank, Paul Romer and the great professor William Nordhaus. Nordhaus was given the prize for his astonishing development to a model that inspects the consequences of climate policy interventions on the global economy. While Romer’s work is on how the economic forces […]

SpaceX lands booster successfully after launch

On Sunday a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried an Argentinian satellite into space and for the first time landed a first-stage booster back at its California launch site, giving viewers a spectacular view. Before the launch, the Air Force mentioned that it is expected that people would see the rocket’s condensation trail. They also advised […]

Rocket launch

SpinLaunch plans for a fossil fuel free rocket

The Silicon Valley startup SpinLaunch has proposed to launch rockets using ground-based electricity instead of traditional fossil fuel which costs hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single launch. Details about the technology and electricity consumption hasn’t been released. CEO Jonathan Yaney anticipates higher levels of cost reduction and multiple rocket launches per day. The […]

Mars

Curiosity Rover detects organic matter on Mars

The Curiosity rover sent by NASA to Mars has detected organic matter in soil samples taken from the Gale crater which was most likely formed by meteor impact between 3.5 to 3.8 billion years ago. The rover has also detected methane in the Martian atmosphere. Detection of methane, combined with the finding of organic compounds […]

plastic straw

European Union plans to ban single-use plastics

The European Commission has proposed banning single-use plastic products such as cotton buds and plastic straws. Under the proposal, single-use plastic products will be banned and replaced with more environmentally sustainable materials. It also requires EU countries to collect 90 percent of single-use plastic drink bottles by 2025 and producers to help cover costs of waste […]

Jeff Bezos

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos reveals his vision for Space exploration

At the annual meeting of the National Space Society, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon has vowed to use his rocket startup, Blue Origin LLC to develop robotic rovers and human habitats on the moon’s surface, even if the U.S. government doesn’t support such projects financially. He laid out his vision for lunar exploration and […]

Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on moon died at 86

Former US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon died in Texas at the age of 86. His family said that he was ill and died peacefully at a hospital in Houston. Alan Bean went into space in November 1969 as lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 Moon-landing mission and in 1973 […]

fruit bats

Deadly Nipah virus infections reported in Kerala, India

Nine people have died in confirmed and suspected cases of the deadly Nipah virus in the South Indian state of Kerala.Three victims have tested positive for the virus in the past fortnight. Twenty-five others have been hospitalized with symptoms of the infection. Nipah is a viral infection which can be transmitted to humans from animals. […]

wave

78 foot wave recorded in the Southern Ocean

The gigantic wave that measured 78 feet and washed ashore at Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean is by far the largest wave to form in the southern hemisphere, beating a 72-foot wave that was recorded in Tasmania in 2012. It has been hypothesized that future storms may bring even larger waves. The cause of these […]

New Delhi

New Delhi hit by dust storm

A 70 kmph dust storm hit the Indian capital Delhi on Monday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted that rain spell accompanied by squall will occur over Delhi and its surrounding regions. An amber alert was issued for the Indian states Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and […]