• China's artificial sun reaches 100 million degrees
China's artificial sun reaches 100 million degrees

Nuclear scientists at China's Institute of Physical Science are celebrating after their " artificial sun " - the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) - reached 100 million° C - the minimum required to achieve nuclear fusion.

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  • Maybe next time: Barnard's star b is likely uninhabitable
Maybe next time: Barnard's star b is likely uninhabitable

This star was discovered to host a frozen super-Earth exoplanet. It's probably very rich in volatiles like water, hydrogen, carbon dioxide - things like this. Video: This video from the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia/Science-Wave describes a newly detected candidate for a planet. "After a very careful analysis, we are over 99% confident ...

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  • Rocket Lab successfully launched the first commercial rocket launch
Rocket Lab successfully launched the first commercial rocket launch

A Rocket Lab Electron booster lifts off from the Mahia Peninsula on 10 Nov, 2018, carrying six small satellites and a technology demonstrator for the company's "It's Business Time", mission. Earlier, Rocket Lab announced that it had selected wallops flight facility in the us state of Virginia as the place of construction of its second launch ...

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  • Stephen Hawking's Wheelchair and Thesis Auctioned for 1 million dollars
Stephen Hawking's Wheelchair and Thesis Auctioned for 1 million dollars

A copy of his bestselling A Brief History of Time , signed with a thumbprint, sold for £68,750, a bomber jacket went for £40,000 and the script for one of his appearances on the U.S. A collection of Hawking's medals and awards sold for almost $392,000, perFortune. "We are very pleased to have the assistance of Christie's to help us with the im...

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  • Late physicist Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis auction for over $1mn
Late physicist Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis auction for over $1mn

Hawking's 1965 thesis on the origins of the universe sold for £584 750, more than three times its pre-sale estimate, in the auction that ended on Thursday. "Hawking initially resisted the idea of using a wheelchair in the late 1960s; by the late 1970s, he was using motorized models like the present example, and was even renowned for being a rathe...

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  • UK PM draws fury of Northern Irish allies over Brexit
UK PM draws fury of Northern Irish allies over Brexit

Meanwhile, in a leaked letter, Theresa May's hinted there could be customs checks in the Irish Sea in the event of no-deal with Brussels. "When it comes to Northern Ireland , it's very important to listen to, and have regard for, what the DUP has to say, but there are other political parties as well", he told reporters.

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  • Supreme Court ban on firecrackers goes up in smoke
Supreme Court ban on firecrackers goes up in smoke

Vehicles on Delhi roads generate roughly 20 percent of these tiny particles in the air, which can be absorbed into the bloodstream and which are linked to chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and heart disease. The deterioration in air quality is being witnessed despite the Supreme Court directing that only green firecrackers be lit and that too for ...

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  • China unveils new ´Heavenly Palace´ space station as ISS days numbered
China unveils new ´Heavenly Palace´ space station as ISS days numbered

The release of the footage celebrates the 18th anniversary of humans living continuously aboard the station, and the 20th anniversary of the launch of the first two space station elements in 1998. "I'm sure over time China will be successful in developing partnerships". "A lot of countries and a growing number of private companies, and universi...

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  • Ozone layer recovering at 1 to 3 per cent per decade
Ozone layer recovering at 1 to 3 per cent per decade

The worldwide agreement compelled the global community to begin the phasing out of ozone-depleting substances like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and halons. It said the Antarctic ozone hole is expected to gradually close, returning to 1980 levels in the 2060s. By the late 1990s around 10 per cent of the upper ozo...

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  • Harvard Researchers: Space Object Was Alien Spacecraft
Harvard Researchers: Space Object Was Alien Spacecraft

Loeb calculated that for it to be a random object following a random orbit, there would have to be 100 million times more of its type hanging around in the solar system. The scientists behind this paper are postdoctoral researcher Shmuel Bialy and professor Abraham Loeb, director of the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Harvard-Smithson...

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  • Theresa May 'facing more resignations over her Brexit deal'
Theresa May 'facing more resignations over her Brexit deal'

Throwing this "compromise" out, the DUP's Westminster leader Nigel Dodds said: "If Northern Ireland is subject to EU Single Market regulations, then it will also be subject to the [European Court of Justice] in some form as the arbiter of those regulations".

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  • Next-Gen Tesla Roadster To Be
Next-Gen Tesla Roadster To Be "Fastest Sports Car On Every Dimension"

A subpoena can compel a company to turn over materials that the requesting agency wants to review. Tesla and Panasonic now produce about 60% of the world's (electric vehicles) EV batteries, while Shanghai-based Gigafactory 3 will produce EV and battery modules, with an initial plan to produce 3,000 Model 3 vehicles a week, Musk said .

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  • The space telescope Kepler has completed its work
The space telescope Kepler has completed its work

Since the beginning of this year, on the other hand, it has operated with little fuel and had been turned off several times to reserve the remaining combustible for certain special tasks. A recent analysis of Kepler's discoveries suggested that 20 to 50 per cent of the stars visible in the night sky were likely to have small, possibly rocky, plan...

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  • Delhi pollution: Air quality plummets after improving marginally on Sunday, visibility affected
Delhi pollution: Air quality plummets after improving marginally on Sunday, visibility affected

Delhi's air quality has severely deteriorated in the past two weeks and is now oscillating between " very poor " and " severe " categories. As air pollution levels continue to worsen in India's national capital and its surrounding area, New Delhi has chose to observe "Clean Air Week" between 1 November to 5 November.

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  • Crew, including Canadian, could be heading to space station December 3: Russians
Crew, including Canadian, could be heading to space station December 3: Russians

Two more Soyuz rockets at the Baikonur and Kourou spaceports with the same defect have been discovered, Skorobogatov said, with additional checks introduced into the rocket assembly process. The incident, on 11 October, was the first serious launch problem by a manned Soyuz space mission since 1983. The other was now in Kourou, a space port in Fr...

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  • Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope
Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope

Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 exoplanet discoveries from outside our Solar System. Kepler was created to survey more than 100,000 stars in our galaxy to determine the number of sun-like stars that have Earth-size and larger planets, including those that lie in a star's 'habitable zone, ' a region where liquid water, and perhaps lif...

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  • Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazilian presidential election in victory for the far right
Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazilian presidential election in victory for the far right

Right-wing media cheered Bolsonaro's win, including Fox News (Rob Schmitt said on Fox and Friends that Brazilians got "change" with "the Trump of the tropics") and The Daily Caller (Jason Hopkins praised Bolsonaro's tough stance on crime and economic reforms).

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  • Human activity has decimated 60% of animal populations since 1970
Human activity has decimated 60% of animal populations since 1970

The report suggests that this generation may be the last who can can act to reverse the trend. The Paris Agreement, negotiated under the United Nations convention on climate change , also set a clear target: global warming must be held to "well below" 2C, and 1.5C if possible.

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  • NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

The Bermuda Weather Service said the storm was moving west at about 19.5 mph with winds of more than 64 mph and gusts of 79 mph. If Oscar becomes a hurricane it will be the eighth so far this season, which will come to a close on November 30.

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  • Delhi Saw The Worst Air Quality Of This Season On Sunday
Delhi Saw The Worst Air Quality Of This Season On Sunday

The decline in air quality has been attributed to vehicular pollution, construction dust as well as stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab, said authorities. The environment ministry is implementing a Comprehensive Action Plan for the first time to combat air pollution in Delhi and its surrounding areas in the long run.

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