In a world that is becoming increasingly aware of the effects of climate change, one sector of the community holds most of the cards – businesses. The top fifteen U.S. food and beverage companies alone generate more greenhouse gases every year than the entire continent of Australia. Change at this level can make waves, yet business owners may not know how to start on the path toward a sustainable and eco-friendly future.Continue reading “How Businesses Can Do Their Part Against Climate Change”
On May 19, 2021, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket has launched the SBIRS Geo-5 missile warning satellite for the US Space Force. Photographer Andy Lin (@otromundialista) witnessed the event aboard a plane, and published the video of the launch on her Twitter and Youtube accounts saying “My plane happened to be flying by Cape Canaveral during the Atlas V launch yesterday”.Continue reading “Amazing Atlas V rocket launch from a plane”
If you lost your job because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you don’t need to wait until the virus has been eliminated to get a new job. If your company hasn’t called you back yet, there is a strong chance that they never will. This isn’t the time to start feeling sorry for yourself. You need to accept the new reality and start looking for an alternative. There are still many industries that have been hiring people despite all the job loss caused by the pandemic. In fact, the demand for high-tech workers has been on a steady rise amid the pandemic. These are five of the most resilient high-tech jobs during Covid-19.Continue reading “5 Tech Careers That Increase In Demand Since The Beginning Of Covid”
The complex processes of Earth’s ionosphere may occur far above the planet’s surface, but when monitored from numerous locations at sufficient distances, they can be measured using inexpensive equipment on the ground. Dr. Charles Smith at the University of New Hampshire has assembled an extensive team to do just that, with participants ranging from space scientists with decades of experience to high school students considering futures in science and engineering. Named Space Weather Underground, the project could soon make extensive data on ionosphere dynamics available to scientists and the public alike.Continue reading “Space Weather Underground: A Magnetometer Array with Educational Opportunities”
In 2019, Burger King Sweden released a plant-based burger, the Rebel Whopper, and the reaction was underwhelming. So, the company challenged its customers to taste the difference.
Burger King Sweden created menu item where customers would have a 50-50 chance of getting a meat burger or a plant-based one. To find out, they had to scan the burger box in Burger King’s app. The results: 44 per cent guessed wrong – customers couldn’t tell the difference.Continue reading “Here’s how scientists make plant-based foods taste and look more like meat”
There are a lot of things that pose a threat to our planet – climate change, natural disasters, and solar flares, for example. But one threat in particular often captures the public imagination, finding itself popularized in books and films and regularly generating alarming headlines: asteroids.
by Jonathan O’CallaghanContinue reading “How do we know if an asteroid headed Earth is dangerous?”
This oldest footage of a solar eclipse was filmed on 28 May 1900, by the famous British magician and inventor Nevil Maskelyne (1863-1924).
The footage has been restored and released online by the BFI channel.Continue reading “The oldest footage of a Solar Eclipse (1900)”
On April 28, 2021, Michael Collins, Apollo 11 pilot and the “loneliest man ever” died aged 90. Collins flew the Apollo 11 command module Columbia around the Moon in 1969 while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing in history on the lunar surface.Continue reading “Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Astronaut dies aged 90”
On April 23, 2021, SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station (SpaceX Crew-2). The launch was a historic one: for the first time ever people have flown on a reused rocket (Falcon 9 First Stage) and also in a reused capsule (Dragon Spacecraft).Continue reading “SpaceX Crew-2 Launch With Reused Falcon 9 First Stage and the Dragon Spacecraft”
Snow is a magical phenomenon for children. Building snowmen, drinking hot chocolate, and receiving the day off from school create memorable experiences for little ones. But as an adult, these weather patterns may lose their whimsy due to restrictions on driving.Continue reading “How Road Salt and Snow Removal Affect the Environment”