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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
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A powerful storm that hit British Columbia, Canada over the weekend, leaving more than 73 000 people without electricity, dumped massive amounts of snow on Vancouver Island, creating dangerous conditions that forced ski resorts and roads to temporarily close. Mount Washington Alpine Resort received 110 cm (43 inches) of snow within 24 hours on January 21,
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Facebook has invented a new unit of time: The ‘flick’, equivalent to precisely one 705,600,000th of a second – larger than a nanosecond, and smaller than a microsecond. It’s short for ‘frame tick’, hinting at its cinematic origins, writes original inventor Christopher Horvath on GitHub.   As for why Facebook needs a new unit of time,
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Facebook has invented a new unit of time: The ‘flick’, equivalent to precisely one 705,600,000th of a second – larger than a nanosecond, and smaller than a microsecond. It’s short for ‘frame tick’, hinting at its cinematic origins, writes original inventor Christopher Horvath on GitHub.   As for why Facebook needs a new unit of time,
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The disease engulfing the world’s deer population is officially known as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and was first discovered in 1967. Zombie deer disease was given its name after deer starving to death were noticed in Fort Collins, Colorado, stumbling around like possessed beings. In a study led by the Colorado State University’s Prion Research
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A major waterspout outbreak took place early Sunday, January 21, 2018 off the coast of Corfu, the second largest of the Ionian Islands, northwesternmost part of Greece. According to photographer Giannis Gasteratos, who recorded and reported the event, at least 32 waterspouts formed between 07:45 and 09:20 UTC off the coast of Corfu and were witnessed