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Problem in Seismometer Instrument Delays NASA’s Next Mars Mission

Launch of NASA’s InSight Mars lander has been delayed after engineers with NASA found problem with a seismometer instrument of the lander. NASA officials assured that they will try to find a solution to the problem as soon as possible.

Constant issues with a seismometer instrument have... read more

Fungal disease kills hundreds of thousands of Ohia trees in Hawaii

A fungal disease called Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) have killed hundreds of thousands of Hawaii’s iconic and native Ohia trees, which flora experts say are vital to the water supplies.

The Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR) has warned that ROD, which is caused by a fungus... read more

State Considers Stricter Rules over Reptile Ownership

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is planning to roll out stricter rules over the ownership of venomous reptiles. The agency might also consider imposing a complete ban over their ownership. People are given permits to own both ‘conditional reptiles’ and ‘venomous reptiles.’... read more

SpaceX safely lands rocket back on Earth after several failed attempts

After several failed attempts, Elon Musk-led private sector space firm SpaceX has finally managed to successfully land the first stage of Falcon 9 rocket on Earth safely.

A SpaceX commentator announced that Flacon 9 rocket managed to make a safe landing on the landing pad in Cape... read more

Latest Video Confirms New Caledonian Crows as Toolmakers

Something never seen before video has been captured by two University of Exeter behavioral ecologists in the United Kingdom. From past one decade, the South Pacific island-dwelling crows are known for their shrewd tool-use. The latest video shows how New Caledonian crows actually make their own... read more

Galveston whale re-buried after necropsy

After a seven-hour necropsy, the heavy remains of a 44-foot whale were buried again in a deep beach trench on a warm Galveston Island afternoon earlier this week, authorities confirmed.

The burial was conducted on the shoreline in the Terramar Beach subdivision, where the huge marine... read more

UCLA Research team develops super-strong metal using magnesium and silicon carbide

A super strong metal with high stiffness to weight ratio has been developed by University of California, Los Angeles researchers by using silicon carbide nanoparticles with magnesium. The light-weight metal created by the project team can be used in many industries due to its low cost commercial... read more

Video: New Caledonian Crow making Own Hook-Shaped Tools for Foraging

Not only humans are born with engineering skills, you will be surprised to know that crows too have engineering skills. Latest video released shows how New Caledonian crows actually make their own hook-shaped tools for foraging. From past one decade, the South Pacific island-dwelling crows are... read more

Massive Landslide at Oso Site Took Place 500 Years Ago

On analyzing the woody debris of the huge Rowan Landslide and using radioactive dating technique, geologists at the University of Washington have found that the massive nearby slide happened around 500 years ago. Researchers managed to unearth samples of wood buried in the Rowan landslide, just... read more

UCLA engineers create super-strong, lightweight metal

Engineers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) are hopeful that a super-strong, lightweight material created by them will revolutionize the automotive and airline industries.

The team created the new metal by using a blend of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles and... read more

Astronauts aboard ISS get a selection of classic Christmas meals to enjoy over the holiday

At present, six astronauts are on board ISS, and orbiting around the Earth at 4.75 miles per second, whereas the world under them is celebrating Christmas. Working on the ISS is an important and risky job, and the astronauts assigned there carry out wide-ranging study into space and microgravity... read more

Chinese Employees Need Better Air Quality in Their Work Area

Several companies in China have now found that it is very necessary to spend more money to provide better quality air to its staff within their offices if they want to retain their workforce.

It has been known that air quality in China has worsen in past few year, and the most affected... read more

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