Month: January 2018

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New activity unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between January 17 and 23, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Kusatsu-Shiranesan, Honshu (Japan) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Nevados de Chillan, Chile | San Miguel, El Salvador. Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aira, Kyushu
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Fernando Figoni from La Plata, capital of Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, is well known for his media broadcasts and hosting of music events. One day at work, Figoni decided to go to the building’s roof and watch the brooding storm that was approaching the city. The presenter took some photos and when he reviewed them
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The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a very rare low temperature advisory for capital Tokyo as cold air started affecting the country on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. This is the first such warning for Tokyo in 33 years, officials said, adding the cold weather will continue until Saturday, January 27. By Thursday morning, the temperature in Tokyo dropped to -4
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On December 1, Tesla’s 100MW battery system went online in South Australia after meeting founder Elon Musk’s self-imposed 100-day construction deadline. In the weeks since, the massive battery system has seemingly lived up to its potential as a reliable source of clean energy.   When a coal plant tripped on December 14, Tesla’s Australian battery
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Holograms are pretty cool, sure. But they’re still just two-dimensional projections that hover in the air, and as soon as you step to the side, the magic disappears, revealing how flat the thing really is.   But now researchers from Brigham Young University have demonstrated they can create fully three-dimensional projections of moving images – and
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Holograms are pretty cool, sure. But they’re still just two-dimensional projections that hover in the air, and as soon as you step to the side, the magic disappears, revealing how flat the thing really is.   But now researchers from Brigham Young University have demonstrated they can create fully three-dimensional projections of moving images – and
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US scientists said they were searching for signs of planets with atmospheres rich in methane and carbon dioxide and lacking in carbon monoxide.  Researcher Professor David Catling, from the University of Washington, said: “Our study shows that this combination would be a compelling sign of life. “What’s exciting is that our suggestion is doable, and
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The international event, attended by world political and business leaders, starts today until Friday in Davos, in the Swiss Alps.  Officially, the WEF is a Swiss non-profit foundation, set up in 1971 to “improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry
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The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission is NASA’s first attempt to capture never-seen-before-images of Earth’s upper atmosphere.  The launch window for the research mission is pencilled in for 8.20pm GMT (5.20pm UTC-3) at a launch pad at the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.  Astronomy enthusiasts and space boffins hoping to