Science and Technology   Fri 29 May 20:36 GMT

Wipro Appoints Thierry Delaporte as CEO & Managing Director

Wipro Appoints Thierry Delaporte as CEO & Managing Director

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. & BANGALORE, India — Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, to…

Financial Post - an hour ago

How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon manned spacecraft launch on Saturday

How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon manned spacecraft launch on Saturday

Watch live as two NASA astronauts​ lift off aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon, ushering in a new era for the U.S. space program.

CBS News - an hour ago

Presence of 'one of the most interesting planets' Proxima b confirmed

Presence of 'one of the most interesting planets' Proxima b confirmed

Scientists have confirmed the existence of the exoplanet Proxima b, a planet just 4.2 light-years from Earth. Given how close it is to its star, Proxima Centauri, it could have liquid water, and "therefore, harbor life."

Fox News - an hour ago

Researchers Claim That Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Lead To Climate Change

Researchers Claim That Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Lead To Climate Change

In spite of the tremendous effect of the recent pandemic outbreak of corona that creates a serious impact on the Earth, there is yet another hurdle that comes in a steep angle from the northeast towards our planet. The asteroid which is heading sized as big a…

NationEditions - 2 hours ago

“Single Pixel Vision” Discovery in Fish Reveals Clues to How Humans Can Spot Tiny Details

“Single Pixel Vision” Discovery in Fish Reveals Clues to How Humans Can Spot Tiny Details

Recently discovered 'single-pixel vision' in fish could help researchers understand how humans are able to spot tiny details in their environment — like stars in the sky. In a paper published this week, researchers at the University of Sussex found that zebra…

SciTechDaily - 2 hours ago

A rising tide of marine disease? How parasites respond to a warming world

A rising tide of marine disease? How parasites respond to a warming world

A recent study from the University of Washington explores the ways parasitism will respond to climate change, providing researchers new insights into disease transmission. The paper was published May 18 in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

EurekAlert - 2 hours ago

Prehistoric Great White Shark Nursery Found

Prehistoric Great White Shark Nursery Found

Baby shark, do-do-do-do-do-do. Had a nursery, do-do-do-do-do. In prehistoric times, do-do-do-do-do.

Mental Floss - 2 hours ago

A first-of-its-kind asteroid thrilled astronomers. But it was just a comet fraud.

A first-of-its-kind asteroid thrilled astronomers. But it was just a comet fraud.

Asteroid? Trojan? Comet? It's tough out there in space.

space.com - 3 hours ago

New Zealand sits on top of the remains of a giant ancient volcanic plume

New Zealand sits on top of the remains of a giant ancient volcanic plume

Evidence shows you're likely reading this story while sat atop the remains of a giant volcanic plume.

stuff.co.nz - 3 hours ago

Better Buy: Alibaba vs. Alphabet

Better Buy: Alibaba vs. Alphabet

These two technology giants are leaders in their respective markets. Discover what makes one a better investment choice.

Motley Fool - 3 hours ago

SpaceX-NASA launch: What to know ahead of Saturday's scheduled flight

SpaceX-NASA launch: What to know ahead of Saturday's scheduled flight

SpaceX and NASA are, once again, gearing up to try to make history by launching two astronauts into Earth's orbit.

CNN - 3 hours ago

MAXI J1820+070: Black hole outburst caught on video

MAXI J1820+070: Black hole outburst caught on video

Astronomers have caught a black hole hurling hot material into space at close to the speed of light. This flare-up was captured in a new movie from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

phys.org - 3 hours ago

Climate change: 'Stunning' seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

Climate change: 'Stunning' seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

Scientists are learning just how fast the ice margin of Antarctica can retreat in a warming world.

BBC News - 3 hours ago

Massive crowds expected again at popular rocket launch viewing area in Titusville

Massive crowds expected again at popular rocket launch viewing area in Titusville

Shortly before SpaceX scrubbed Wednesday’s scheduled launch of two astronauts, hundreds of spectators gathered close together on the A. Max Brewer Bridge hoping to witness space history.

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando - 3 hours ago

Must-watch videos of the week

Must-watch videos of the week

A boy has a close encounter with nature, a world leader keeps her cool during an earthquake, and astronomers make a dazzling discovery. These are the must-watch videos of the week.

CNN - 3 hours ago

SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: what to expect from the company’s first human mission to space

SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: what to expect from the company’s first human mission to space

On May 30th, SpaceX is slated to launch its first human passengers to space on the company’s new Crew Dragon spacecraft. The mission is a critical test flight for NASA as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, aimed at getting private companies to crea…

The Verge - 5 hours ago

NASA astronauts in SpaceX launch, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, married to wives who've also flown in space

NASA astronauts in SpaceX launch, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, married to wives who've also flown in space

Karen Nyberg and Megan McArthur understand the challenges facing their husbands better than most – they're astronauts too.

CBS News - 5 hours ago

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex reopens, sold out for Saturday's SpaceX launch

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex reopens, sold out for Saturday's SpaceX launch

After more than two months of being closed, KSC Visitor Complex reopened its doors to guests, but it's already sold out for Saturday's launch of SpaceX's rocket.

Florida Today - 5 hours ago

Who is Elon Musk, and what made him big?

Who is Elon Musk, and what made him big?

How did an awkward, nerdy boy from South Africa become a world-famous American engineering entrepreneur? Elon Musk's story is a lesson in how a few simple principles, applied relentlessly, can yield amazing results.

DW (English) - 5 hours ago

A Massive Rotating Disc Discovered in the Early Universe

A Massive Rotating Disc Discovered in the Early Universe

Astronomers have found an ancient rotating disk galaxy much earlier in the Universe than there should be. Time to re-write some text-books?

Universe Today - 6 hours ago

New Zealand blue whale distribution patterns tied to ocean conditions and prey availability

New Zealand blue whale distribution patterns tied to ocean conditions and prey availability

Oregon State University researchers who recently discovered a population of blue whales in New Zealand are learning more about the links between the whales, their prey and ocean conditions that are changing as the planet warms.

phys.org - 6 hours ago

How Line-Dried Laundry Gets That Fresh Smell

How Line-Dried Laundry Gets That Fresh Smell

This is what happens when atmospheric chemists hang towels on drying racks around their chemistry building.

New York Times - 6 hours ago

Nature's antifreeze provides formula for more durable concrete

Nature's antifreeze provides formula for more durable concrete

A bio-inspired addition to concrete stops the damage caused by freezing and thawing.

Advanced Science News - 7 hours ago

Climate could cause abrupt British vegetation changes

Climate could cause abrupt British vegetation changes

Climate change could cause abrupt shifts in the amount of vegetation growing in parts of Great Britain, new research shows.

phys.org - 7 hours ago

The grand old trees of the world are dying, leaving forests younger and shorter

The grand old trees of the world are dying, leaving forests younger and shorter

The effects on wildlife and the ability of forests to store CO2 from fossil fuels could be enormous.

National Geographic - 8 hours ago

Cosmos as the final (legal) frontier: How America is bending SPACE LAW as we enter new age of exploration

Cosmos as the final (legal) frontier: How America is bending SPACE LAW as we enter new age of exploration

The field of space law is in flux. While it rests on treaties drafted during the Cold War, new technology has opened a pandora’s box of new considerations as space travel, exploration, and mining are now closer than ever before.

RT - 8 hours ago

Active Galactic Nuclei Core Ignition Triggered by Galaxy Mergers

Active Galactic Nuclei Core Ignition Triggered by Galaxy Mergers

Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) play a major role in galaxy evolution. Astronomers from the University of Groningen and Netherlands Institute for Space Research have now used a record-sized sample of galaxies to confirm that galaxy mergers have a positive effec…

SciTechDaily - 9 hours ago

We lost the war in Afghanistan — time to come homeBusiness Insider

We lost the war in Afghanistan — time to come homeBusiness Insider

The US has suffered thousands of losses and spent trillions of dollars in Afghanistan and has nothing to show for it.

Business Insider - 9 hours ago

After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe's 'missing matter' – using fast radio bursts

After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe's 'missing matter' – using fast radio bursts

'We couldn't find half of what should be there. It was a bit of an embarrassment'

The Register - 10 hours ago

In planet formation, it's location, location, location

In planet formation, it's location, location, location

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are finding that planets have a tough time forming in the rough-and-tumble central region of the massive, crowded star cluster Westerlund 2. Located 20,000 light-years away, Westerlund 2 is a unique laboratory t…

phys.org - 11 hours ago

Lost giants: Illegal logging, climate shifts slash world’s forest carbon storage, including Malaysia

Lost giants: Illegal logging, climate shifts slash world’s forest carbon storage, including Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — Illegal logging and the impacts of climate change are altering the world’s forests — making trees shorter and younger — and greatly reducing the amount of planet-warming emissions they can suck up and store, researchers warned on Thursd…

Malay Mail - 11 hours ago

Cosmic Search Continues for Supermassive Black Hole Collisions

Cosmic Search Continues for Supermassive Black Hole Collisions

A new study led by postdoctoral researcher Xingjiang Zhu from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), at Monash University, developed a new method to detect colliding supermassive black holes in our Universe. At the center of e…

SciTechDaily - 11 hours ago

Arthur Conan Doyle's detective will detect sand-grain-sized clues in Martian rocks onboard NASA's...

Arthur Conan Doyle's detective will detect sand-grain-sized clues in Martian rocks onboard NASA's...

SHERLOC’s complete name is Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics & Chemicals.

Firstpost - 11 hours ago

Distance from the brightest stars is key to preserving primordial discs

Distance from the brightest stars is key to preserving primordial discs

This is the first time that astronomers have analysed an extremely dense star cluster to study which environments are favourable to planet formation.

Tech Explorist - 11 hours ago

Antarctic Ocean Reveals New Signs of Rapid Melt of Ancient Ice, Clues About Future Sea Level Rise

Antarctic Ocean Reveals New Signs of Rapid Melt of Ancient Ice, Clues About Future Sea Level Rise

A study of seafloor ripples suggests that ice shelves can retreat six miles per year, a quantum increase over today’s rates.

InsideClimate News - 13 hours ago

Scared of 5G? A $346 USB stick uses "quantum technology" to protect you from its effects

Scared of 5G? A $346 USB stick uses "quantum technology" to protect you from its effects

Claims that 5G can negatively impact your health have been spreading online for some time. They gained more traction as Covid-19 made its way outside of China and became a worldwide pandemic, with some alleging the virus was caused by…

TechSpot - 13 hours ago

Bellaby: Photo of crowd on bridge for SpaceX launch captured our attention — for real

Bellaby: Photo of crowd on bridge for SpaceX launch captured our attention — for real

FLORIDA TODAY photographer's photo of crowd leaving Titusville bridge after SpaceX launch scrub got everyone's attention, albeit for different reasons.

Florida Today - 14 hours ago

SpaceX fires up Starship SN4 prototype yet again (video)

SpaceX fires up Starship SN4 prototype yet again (video)

But don't expect the craft to take flight until SpaceX's Demo-2 mission to the space station has launched.

space.com - 15 hours ago

Why SpaceX's historic manned space flight isn't really that historic

Why SpaceX's historic manned space flight isn't really that historic

NASA has a long history of privatizing its rocketry construction. The SpaceX launch isn't functionally different

Salon - 15 hours ago

SpaceX launch postponed due to bad weather

SpaceX launch postponed due to bad weather

Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken’s planned flight from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station will mark the first time a private company has sent humans into orbit…

New York Post - 15 hours ago

Global environmental changes leading to shorter, younger trees

Global environmental changes leading to shorter, younger trees

Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.

phys.org - 16 hours ago

Antarctic ice sheets capable of much faster melting than we thought

Antarctic ice sheets capable of much faster melting than we thought

Antarctic ice sheets retreated at speeds of up to 50 meters (164 feet) a day at the end of the last Ice Age -- about ten times quicker than the fastest retreating sheets of today -- researchers have found.

CNN - 17 hours ago

With COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1 trial, Novavax CEO says goal is to make 1B doses

With COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1 trial, Novavax CEO says goal is to make 1B doses

Biotechnology company Novavax began phase one of its clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine candidate. Novavax CEO & President Stanley Erck joins Yahoo Fin...

YouTube - 17 hours ago

SpaceX's historic astronaut launch try draws huge crowds despite NASA warnings

SpaceX's historic astronaut launch try draws huge crowds despite NASA warnings

Approximately 150,000 people gathered at Florida's space coast for the launch.

space.com - 19 hours ago

Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 challenges and where to find hatches at the Agency

Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 challenges and where to find hatches at the Agency

The Doomsday Device is on and season 3 is just around the corner.

CNET - 19 hours ago

Elon Musk reaches first Tesla compensation award worth nearly $800 million

Elon Musk reaches first Tesla compensation award worth nearly $800 million

Tesla announced Thursday that CEO Elon Musk has cleared the first of twelve hurdles in his massive compensation plan. If Musk realizes the whole plan, it could net him tens of billions of dollars.

The Verge - 19 hours ago

23andMe Neanderthal report links “modern” behavior traits to our ancient cousins

23andMe Neanderthal report links “modern” behavior traits to our ancient cousins

23andMe released an update to their Neanderthal report. It breaks down to customer's how much Neanderthal DNA they have and how that DNA might influence them.

Inverse - 19 hours ago

Scientists unravel secrets from the faults in our genes

Scientists unravel secrets from the faults in our genes

Imagine the body's instruction manual, the genome: here words are genes, letters are DNA, and the equivalent of typos can have disastrous consequences.

Medical Xpress - 21 hours ago