Unravelling the flocking habits of starlings —> Read More Here
A team of Belgian students have taken steps towards gaining their ‘Ticket to Orbit!’, not for themselves, but for the CubeSat they are developing.
For years our Congress has ignored humans’ impact on climate change.
Many members of Congress have used terms like “pseudoscience” and ignored the fact that 97 percent of scientists studying the issue have concluded that climate change is real, that its impact will significantly worsen with time and that human activity is the principal cause.
It is about time for Congress to address the issue and pass legislation that provides an innovative approach to both mitigating and adapting to climate change. Ignorance, benign neglect and self-interest need to be overcome. That is what leadership is all about.
Consider: The state of New York, through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), recently released a report titled “Responding to Climate Change in New York State: The ClimAID Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation.” The report was prepared for NYSERDA by researchers from Columbia University, the City University of New York and Cornell University. The findings are both predictable and sobering.
The study reviewed the impact of climate change on seven geographic areas of New York state in the areas of water resources, coastal zones, ecosystems, agriculture, energy, transportation, telecommunications and public health. The report states, “Temperatures are —> Read More Here
A computer scientist rises 135,000 feet into the stratosphere and parachutes back down, besting Felix Baumgartner’s record. —> Read More Here
The ocean AND the atmosphere are equally to blame for one of the biggest changes in climate in Earth’s history, researchers find
Rutgers scientists studied a major cooling of Earth and continental ice build-up in the Northern Hemisphere 2.7 million years. —> Read More Here
To the surprise of scientists studying data from the European Rosetta mission, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is venting chemicals associated with the smell of rotten eggs, urine, alcohol, bitter almonds and vinegar. Continue reading → —> Read More Here
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 (UPI) — Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old senior vice president at Google, spent 15 minutes of his Friday free-falling from the top of the stratosphere — a world record. —> Read More Here
At a high-level meeting at WHO, vaccine manufacturers said they might be able to produce more vaccine earlier than they thought —> Read More Here
Google’s Alfred Spector (shown) says technology could replace teachers in the future and reduce the need for school. He made the comments at the World-Changing Ideas Summit in New York. —> Read More Here
Rosetta’s comet destination is beginning to show a clearly visible increase in activity.