Comet Panstarrs, which was first discovered in June 2011 from Hawaii, will likely become visible in the skies above western horizon, starting from Friday to Saturday evening.
The comet will be seen just a few degrees above the western horizon at dusk. On Sunday, March 10, the comet will reach its closest point to the sun. It will remain visible in different parts of the world up to March 15.
The Inspiration Mars Foundation, a nonprofit group established by multimillionaire Dennis Tito and others, is aiming to send humans to Mars before the government.
Tito, the world's first space tourist, and others behind the project have plans to send two humans to Mars sometime in 2018.
Experts from the Inspiration Mars Foundation used the recently held Institute of Electronics & Electrical Engineering (IEEE) aerospace conference in Big Sky, Mont., to present the conclusions of a Mars mission-feasibility study.
In the July 2012 issue of the journal Annals of the Entomological Society of America, scientists have detailed the world's tiniest known fly --- the Euryplatea nanaknihali, which is a minuscule, parasitic native of Thailand.
The Euryplatea nanaknihali fly - discovered by Brian V. Brown, curator of entomology at Los Angeles County's Natural History Museum - was collected as part of the Thailand Inventory Group for Entomological Research, a project that involved the participation of over 100 scientists from all over the world.
Rainbows are loved by all. For the very first time, Paul Vasquez surprised the world by announcing the possibility of appearing more than three rainbows in the sky.
Many years ago, a technique to gauge the place where the rainbow will take place in the sky was developed by a renowned photographer, Raymond Lee, a Professor at the US Naval Academy. There have been very rare instance when there rainbows and two rainbows have appeared in the sky at the same time.
Men should learn a lesson from nature and especially, from crickets who give priority to their female partner’s life in time of difficulty.
A recent research has found that male crickets like to keep their female partners in the burrow so that their safety is assured.
The research was conducted by University of Exeter in England researchers. The researchers are of the view that it is not just human who are bestowed with the gift of chivalry, it is crickets which are also blessed with it.
Finally, the Science Museum in London has decided to support John Graham for constructing Charles Babbage's mechanical computer. Babbage was a British mathematician and was the mastermind behind introduction of an Analytical Engine in 1837. When he was trying to launch a way for producing involuntary mathematical tables at that time, he got to know about the engine.
Space shuttle, Endeavour is going back to its birth place Southern California. This is the place where it was developed and built. And now, it will be kept for permanent display at the California Science Center.
The place where it is located is downtown of Los Angeles at the Science Center. This place is known to showcase some of the most impressive flying-related machines on the planet. It has got
Lockheed Corp.’s A-12, which is also known as the precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, and Lockheed’s supersonic F-104 Starfighter interceptor aircraft.
On Saturday, shuttle Discovery is going to perform the most spectacular performance of docking at the International Space Station.
One must remember that Discovery was the first of its kind orbiter which went ahead with its nose-over-tail backflip. It took place some 600 feet below the outpost. It is part of the new heat shield inspection procedure that helped the shuttle to flee the flight after the Columbia accident took place.
For all those, who want to go through the China's Silk Route, an exhibition has been set up at the Penn Museum. While there are doubts whether the, museum will be able to do organise it properly or not since the display is to begin from March 15.
The exhibit is about showcasing the trade routes that were used by China and the ones that connected it to the West. There are some rare artifacts and some mummies as well that are going to be showed to the public. It is said that some of the exhibit items are going to be over 3,800 years old.
They have been following what is called a 'herd mentality', but the truth is that sheep are not as foolish and dumb as we thought they are. A study has shown that the animal which had been maligned till now and was considered to be dim-witted and completely selfish is as smart or may be better than many of its equals in biological classification.
The study was done by scientists at the Cambridge University and they found that when it comes to brainpower, the sheep are nothing less than their equals i. e. the rodents, monkeys and in some cases even the humans.
A new type of mosquito has been discovered by the scientists. It has found out to have been a member of subgroup Anopheles gambiae. This is the same group of insects which is responsible for spreading diseases like malaria and has been quite active in Africa.
The report came out in science journal, Science, where the researchers have said that this kind of mosquito is quite susceptible to spreading of parasites. It is a great matter of concern since the information about them is quite little.
For all those who used to think that becoming invisible is impossible, this should be an eye opener. The thing that was once part of fiction like, harry Potter has now come to physical form, thanks to a team of scientists.
They have managed to make an invisibility cloak that can make everyday objects become invisible. As of now, it only works on objects and has not been applied on humans till now. These objects include pins and paper clips only.
Researchers have demonstrated a simple technique that renders objects invisible using calcite, a common crystalline material.
At the University of Birmingham David Gregory Midlands Today science correspondent demonstrated Calcite accomplishes this based on the idea of guiding light waves in such a way that waves from a hidden object do not reach the eye.
Black-throated Monitor lizard Elmer reunited with its owners on Wednesday, after the five-foot reptile was captured roaming around a Riverside, California, condo complex.
The mild-mannered Elmer was examined by the Riverside County Animal Services before it was returned to its owner.
The massive lizard vanished on Sunday from the Casarez's condo situated on Wheaton Way while a member of its owner-family was cleaning his tank and accidentally left the security door open.