In what marks the first of its kind attempt in China's history of space exploration, the manual docking between the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and the in-orbit Tiangong-1 lab module was successfully completed by three Chinese astronauts on Sunday.
It was at about 12:48 p. m. that the three Chinese astronauts - Liu Wang, Jing Haipeng, and Liu Yang; who have been living and working in the module for the past week - controlled the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft for its manual docking with the Tiangong-1 space lab module; and the two were reconnected about seven minutes later.
Footage by Giacomo Bernardi, a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, has captured huge attention as it has depicted a fist making use of a tool, a first video of its kinds.
The video has beautifully displayed an orange-dotted trunkfish putting hard efforts for holding a rigid shall in its mouth and attempted countless times to through it against a rock to break it.
Scientists have recently discovered some unusual facts about Koalas, their sounds and the attraction power that the male voice loudness has to attract a potential mate.
Discoveries regarding above issues have been made by a team of researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of Vienna. During their study, the researchers noticed that the loudness in roaring sound of a male koala easily communicates their size to other potential mates.
China is all set to launch its first space station this week. The space station, dubbed Tiangong-1, means "heavenly palace” as per Chinese language.
This will be a breakthrough in the country’s space research work. With its onset, China will come to know the resources and the technologies it may require to widen a completely developed space station. The country has been expecting a competent space station by the end of this decade and the researchers are trying quite hard to achieve their goal.
A 20-year-old satellite, which weighs around 6 tons, is expected to crash tonight, a scientist state that the people in the UK will be able to see the action.
The scientist reveals that after the satellite crashes, it will take a form of a fireball, and will be clearly visible in the UK and in the countries located around it. The satellite will be seen moving from north to the west.
Former President Mary Robinson has raised serious concerns over rapidly ruining environmental conditions, and said that the climatic change will result in a number of complexities from developed countries to others.
Afterwards, she has hailed for a legally obligatory agreement as an attempt to make Kyoto Protocol a success, most probably by the end of next year. The agreement is expected to play a role for pushing wealthier countries to offer their best possible support, financial or technical, for poor countries in order to adapt them to changes in ecosystem.
While expressing concern over the climatic change, experts have marked them as possible reason for giant crabs assault from the waters off the Antarctic Peninsula.
While commenting on the sensitive issue and research findings, a Professor of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Craig Smith has notified to report their research on Neolithodes yaldwyni, popularly known as king crabs, during the Royal Society B proceedings.
A new research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, states that humans are made up of various genes coming from different species.
The researchers have found that 2% of the genes of the Africans of the present age constituted of hormones of various other species, which reveals that the ancestors of Africans had bred with other species.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) had started with aim of keeping record of almost all the species that existed on earth. The website reaches the mark of collecting information of about 750,000 species, which is a major landmark in the career of the website.
The site collects the images, videos and scientific data about the species from its180 associates, which also comprises of 35m pages of detailed information about the subject. The information is formulated by the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
It seems like global warming is taking its toll as natural disasters are continuously causing havoc in the world. In 2010, two devastating natural disasters took place. As per the NASA researchers, the Russia’s and Pakistan’s natural disasters were triggered by the same atmospheric trouble.
Although, it has been procured that the disasters were caused by the natural disturbance, it not known as to what changes in the nature triggered the disturbance. In 2010, Russia witnessed the hottest summers which led to a horrifying wild fire.
Recently, images have been revealed showing as to how the Petermann Glacier are quickly melting within a period of just two years. It has been reported that last year, only a glacier with the width of 12 mile transferred into water.
The melted water of the glaciers has been reported to have drifted to the North Strait. The pictures thus revealed are highlighting the alarmingly changing climate which could cause environmental disturbance if not controlled at right time.
In the late 70s and 80s, while drilling oil in the Amazon Basin, the company named Petrobras, drilled some 241 abandoned deep wells as well and just left them unused. Now, after collecting and analyzing few data from these wells, it has been found that there exists an underground river under this Amazon River.
With last week's disappointment of an unmanned cargo mission to the international space station, the U. S. and Russian space agency officials are trying to make out that whether they should pull off those provisional astronauts off the orbiting research skill or not.
Well in this regard, on Monday, a senior official from the U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has said that till now, no final decisions have been worked out and Russian experts are trying their best to find out the reason behind last week's failure, so that they could fix it as soon as possible.
According to reports, Humans could be sent to colonies universe but certainly would take ages to reach the targeted journey, as till the time, the plan would be completed by the astronauts, their grandchildren would also to the nearest targeted inhabitable planet.
However, this unique claim was made by a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) appears to be the same one which also laid the internet groundwork.