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If you thought July was hot, you were right: It was one of Earth's hottest months ever recorded

July 2020 tied with July 2016 as the second-hottest month ever recorded for the planet Earth, according to a report released Thursday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Earth, Usa Today


Lush horror-thriller 'Sputnik' imagines what happens when an alien makes its way to Earth

The DNA of "Alien" is all over Egor Abramenko's directorial debut, the Russian Soviet-era...          [Author: The Columbus Dispatch]
Tags: Religion, Earth, Columbus Dispatch, The Columbus Dispatch, Egor Abramenko


Amazon Satellites Add To Astronomers' Worries About the Night Sky (slashdot)

Welcome to the age of the satellite megaconstellation. Within the next few years, vast networks, containing hundreds or even thousands of spacecraft, could reshape the future of Earth's orbital environment. From a report: Much of the attention on these strings of satellites has been placed on the prolific launches of SpaceX and OneWeb, but the focus is now turning to Amazon. Last month, the Federal Communications Commission approved a request by the online marketplace to launch its Project Kuipe...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, News, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, New Zealand, University of Canterbury, StarLink, Amazon Last, Msmash, Telesat, Michele Bannister


The reason we're shooting laser beams between Earth and the moon

After years of trying, scientists finally reflected a laser beam off a spacecraft orbiting the moon using a novel-size reflector.
Tags: Earth, Cnn


Batteries, fusion, and hydropower: Meet the 25 startups that Bill Gates is betting on to revolutionize the future of energy

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO Bill Gates is the second richest person in the world, with a net worth over $110 billion.  He's invested a sizeable chunk of cash into clean-energy companies, largely through a billion-dollar fund he spearheads called Breakthrough Energy Ventures.  Gates funds a wide range of technologies, but many of them fall within the categories of long-duration storage, nuclear energy, and carbon capture.  Business Insider compiled a list of the 25 clean-energy companies...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, California, Stanford, Boston, Nigeria, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Earth, Mit, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Denmark, Brad Feld, Silicon Valley


Reconstructing global climate through Earth's history

Accurate temperature estimates of ancient oceans are vital because they are the best tool for reconstructing global climate conditions in the past. While climate models provide scenarios of what the world could look like in the future, paleoclimate studies (study of past climates) provide insight into what the world did look like in the past.
Tags: Science, Earth


CS Collectibles: DC Direct, Plus Batman Animated & More!

CS Collectibles: DC Direct, Plus Batman Animated & More! Hello and welcome to the latest edition of CS Collectibles , ComingSoon.net’s newest weekly column that brings you the best in premium collectibles! Find out all the latest on statues, figures, posters, cards, eBay deals, Amazon deals & much more below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admira...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Japan, TV, Movies, Ebay, Amc, Disney, Earth, Gotham, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Pixar, Illinois, James Cameron


Amazon Satellites Add To Astronomers' Worries About the Night Sky

Welcome to the age of the satellite megaconstellation. Within the next few years, vast networks, containing hundreds or even thousands of spacecraft, could reshape the future of Earth's orbital environment. From a report: Much of the attention on these strings of satellites has been placed on the prolific launches of SpaceX and OneWeb, but the focus is now turning to Amazon. Last month, the Federal Communications Commission approved a request by the online marketplace to launch its Project Kuipe...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Tech, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, New Zealand, University of Canterbury, StarLink, Amazon Last, Telesat, Michele Bannister


Watch how Hubble Telescope used a lunar eclipse for detecting life on exoplanets

During the January 2019 total lunar eclipse, astronomers trained the Hubble Telescope on our moon in order to calibrate how future telescopes will look for possible life on exoplanets by measuring ozone levels. Via NASA: Though numerous ground-based observations of this kind have been done previously, this is the first time a total lunar eclipse was captured at ultraviolet wavelengths and from a space telescope. Hubble detected the strong spectral fingerprint of ozone, which absorbs some o...
Tags: Video, Space, News, Nasa, Earth, Hubble, Moon, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Exoplanets, Astrobiology, Lunar Eclipse, Hubble Telescope, Johannes Plenio


Perovskite and organic solar cells rocketed into space

For the first time, researchers in Germany sent perovskite and organic solar cells on a rocket into space. The solar cells withstood the extreme conditions in space, producing power from direct sunlight and reflective light from the Earth's surface. The work, published August 12 in the journal Joule, sets the foundation for future near-Earth application as well as potential deep space missions.
Tags: Science, Germany, Earth, Joule


A broken cable smashed a hole 100 feet wide in the Arecibo Observatory, which searches for aliens and tracks dangerous asteroids

A cable broke and tore a hole in the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico on Monday. The telescope had just reopened to study a potentially dangerous asteroid, shortly after Tropical Storm Isaias passed over the island. It's unclear why the cable broke, but the facility is closed again as engineers assess the damage. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the world's most prominent astronomical observatories has a hole. On Monday, a 3-inch-thick cable at the Arecibo Observat...
Tags: Spacex, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Puerto Rico, Don, University of Central Florida, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Sean Marshall, Francisco Cordova, Tropical Storm Isaias, Gregorian Dome


Transformers 84: Secrets and Lies Issue 2 Comic Book Preview

The time has come for the Autobots’ Ark to launch—their goal: to save Cybertron from an imminent asteroid belt and the maniacal mayhem of Megatron. The Decepticon warship, the Nemesis, falls into the Autobot trap, following the heroes into the void. But... when the Ark crashed to Earth, the Nemesis did not.
Tags: Toys, Earth


Prehistoric 'terror crocodiles' had 'teeth the size of bananas'

Some 75 million years ago, gigantic, 33-foot-long crocodiles roamed the Earth, a new study reports.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Earth, Usa Today


How To See The Perseid Meteor Shower As It Peaks Tonight

(CNN) — The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, will face some competition from the moon this year during its peak. The shower will peak with the most number of meteors during the late evening hours of August 11 and early morning hours of August 12 — which coincides with the last quarter moon phase, or a bright half moon. Even though it’s not a full moon, it will still have about 52% illumination, bringing the expected number of meteors visible down from mo...
Tags: Space, News, Local, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Gogh, Perseids, Perseid, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cast Say Their Goodbyes in Series Finale Featurette

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast say their goodbyes in series finale featurette Marvel Entertainment has released a new featurette for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s upcoming two-hour series finale, featuring the main cast and creators as they say their goodbyes and thank yous to their loyal viewers. The final two episodes titled “The End is at Hand” and “What We’re Fighting For,” are set to air on Wednesday, August 12. Check out the video in the player below! The official synopsis for the fin...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Abc, New York City, Marvel, Earth, TV News, Marvel's Agents Of Shield, Hydra, Elena, Nathaniel, Kevin Feige, Coulson, Jeffrey Bell, Phil Coulson


Here's what you're actually seeing when you spot a meteor shower

Meteor showers like the Perseids in August and the Leonids in November are brilliant cosmic light shows we can count on year after year. The Perseids meteor shower peaks the night of August 11 into the morning of August 12. The reason these reoccurring showers are so common has everything to do with what you're actually seeing when you watch a meteor shower. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Why are meteor showers like the Perseids so common? Turns out, space isn't as empty ...
Tags: Trends, Earth, Leonids, Neptune, Halley, Perseids, Swift Tuttle


Silicon Valley's favorite fashion designer shared the advice Jeff Bezos gave him for making a big decision: decide at 10:30 a.m. (AMZN)

Italian fashion designer Brunello Cucinelli recently shared some advice Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave him for making an important decision.  "He said, 'Normally, I make important decisions around 10:30 a.m. I'll discuss it the day before, I'll sleep on it and in the morning I'll actually make the decision,'" Cucinelli told The Wall Street Journal.  Cucinelli and Bezos have been friends for a few years, it seems. Last June, Bezos was a guest at Cucinelli's "Solomeo Summit" in Italy, which also inc...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Greece, Dick Costolo, Trends, Earth, Italy, Parthenon, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Kevin Systrom, Wall Street Journal, Journal


How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight

Watch the skies! The peak of the Perseid meteor shower takes place overnight tonight! The bright quarter Moon will limit the number of shooting stars you'll see but you can still expect around 15-20 per hour depending on where you're at. The meteors are debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle burning up in Earth's atmosphere at speeds of 130,000 miles per hour. It can take more than 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness so be patient and enjoy the view. From NASA: Make plans to st...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Meteors, Perseids, Watch The Skies, Comet Swift Tuttle


What Mars Would Look Like If Its Surface Was Covered With Water

schwit1 writes: A new map shows what the red planet would look like if 71 percent of its surface area was covered with water -- around the same proportion as Earth. The results are spectacular: it shows two distinct landmasses forming, each of which would seem to form continents. While the left side shows a dramatic, mountainous terrain that includes Olympus Mons, the right side seems to offer more flatlands that include planes like Terra Sabaea. The map was created by Aaditya Raj Bhattarai, a...
Tags: Spacex, Tech, Earth, Nepal, Mars, Elon, Olympus Mons, Mount Everest Read, Aaditya Raj Bhattarai, Tribhuwan University, Bhattarai


17 Learning Tools For Your Next Outdoor Excursion

Ever wonder how underwater creatures make light? Or what a Carolina leaf-roller eats? Our list of apps, podcasts and websites will help you figure out what’s going on in the great outdoors.
Tags: News, Earth, Birds, Animal Behavior, Carolina, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Travel and Vacations, Oceans and Seas


India: Kashmir Saffron Gets The GI Tag - S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

Kashmir which is also called ‘Paradise on Earth' is celebrated for a ton of things including its scenic beauty, plentiful wildlife, local handicrafts, local food and one of the significant things which gets Kashmir on the global map ...
Tags: News, India, Earth, Kashmir, Rana


Digital content on track to equal half Earth's mass by 2245

As we use resources to power massive computer farms and process digital information, our technological progress is redistributing Earth's matter from physical atoms to digital information. Eventually, we will reach a point of full saturation, a period in our evolution in which digital bits will outnumber atoms on Earth, a world "mostly computer simulated and dominated by digital bits and computer code," according to an article published in AIP Advances.
Tags: Science, Earth


18 Fun Outdoor Activities to Do as a Family

With the weather warming up and the kids out of school, it’s time to get everybody outside! Time spent outdoors allows families to enjoy the fresh air, lap up some sunshine (with the proper SPF, of course) and forge bonds that last a lifetime. Added bonus: Fresh air play also drags kids away from their screens, and that’s always a big win in our book! Here are some fun outdoor activities to do as a family. Plant a garden. Teach kids about growing their own food and the importanc...
Tags: Outdoors, Fashion, Parenting, Entertainment, Activities, Time, Earth, Alex, Family Activities, Family Friendly, Hunt, Lemonade Stand Foundation, Outdoor activities, Home Life, Family Entertainment, Outdoor Playground


Iron Man’s Bobby Tahouri to Compose Marvel’s Avengers Score

Iron Man’s Bobby Tahouri to compose Marvel’s Avengers score As Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal work on putting the final touches on the highly-anticipated Marvel’s Avengers, the studio is plotting a reunion with Rise of the Tomb Raider and Iron Man composer Bobby Tahouri to score the superhero game, according to Variety. RELATED: Spider-Man Coming to Marvel’s Avengers in 2021! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRe...
Tags: Movies, San Francisco, Earth, Iron Man, Thor, Avengers, Bobby, Titans, Crystal Dynamics, ComingSoon, America Iron Man, Eidos Montreal, Marvel 's Avengers, Avengers Headquarters, Bobby Tahouri, Tahouri


SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad

SpaceX has big plans for its Boca Chica, Texas site – where it’s currently building and testing Starship, the company’s next-generation passenger and cargo spacecraft. A new job posting spotted by CNBC’s Micheal Sheetz seeks a “Resort Development Manager” to be based out of Brownsville, the nearest neighboring town to the small Boca Chica area where SpaceX has built out its existing test and development site. The job posting seeks a manger to “oversee the development of SpaceX’s first reso...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, New Mexico, Spaceflight, Aerospace


Cool NASA illustrations of Jupiter's lightning and atmospheric "mushballs"

Piloting a craft through Jupiter's atmosphere would be very hard due to massive bolts of "shallow lightning" and the equally scary giant "mushballs" of water and ammonia that fall like hail. To celebrate the 9th anniversary of Juno, NASA shared some cool illustrations and a visualization of what it would feel like to fly through a Jovian storm. The mushball findings solve a mystery of Jupiter's "missing" ammonia. Scientists believed the planet had more ammonia than was being observed by sen...
Tags: Post, Space, News, Nasa, Earth, Lightning, Jupiter, Jpl, Nice France, NASA JPL Caltech, Journal of Geophysical Research, Guillot, Mushballs


Happiest Place On Earth? Massive Brawl Breaks Out In Hotel Near Disneyland

Disneyland may be closed, but the drama continues.
Tags: Religion, Earth, Disneyland, Hotel Near Disneyland


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Series Finale Trailer Recalls 7-Season Journey

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series finale trailer recalls team’s seven-season journey Marvel Entertainment has released a new trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s upcoming two-hour series finale, highlighting each character’s development and journey throughout the series as they prepare for their last epic mission together. The final two episodes titled “The End is at Hand” and “What We’re Fighting For,” are set to air on Wednesday, August 12. Check out the video in the player below! The...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Abc, New York City, Marvel, Earth, TV News, Marvel's Agents Of Shield, Hydra, Elena, Nathaniel, Kevin Feige, Coulson, Jeffrey Bell, Phil Coulson


‘Away’ Trailer: Hilary Swank Struggles With Heading 20 Million Miles Away from Her Family

Being an astronaut isn’t easy, and that job is made all the more difficult when there are missions taking these space explorers away from their family for extended periods of time. In Netflix’s new drama series Away, a mission to Mars will take an international group of astronauts away from their families for three years. For Emma Green (Hilary Swank), it might just be too much to handle as she struggles with leaving behind her family and staying strong as the commander of the mission. Away ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Earth, Netflix, Nashville, Mars, Hilary-Swank, Jason Katims, Away, Esquire, Chris Jones, Josh Charles, Andrew Hinderaker, Matt-Reeves, Jessica Goldberg


Make a wish: Perseids meteor showers peak August 12th

Look up! The Perseids meteor showers are putting on their annual "shooting star" show in the sky, which will peak pre-dawn on August 12. NASA: The last-quarter moon will interfere with visibility of most fainter Perseid meteors this year, but you'll still be able to see a few brighter ones, including the occasional "fireball." The best time to look is in the pre-dawn hours on Aug. 12, but midnight to dawn any morning the week before or after should produce a few meteors. The Perseids generally ...
Tags: Post, News, Nasa, Earth, Comet, Shooting Stars, Make A Wish, Perseids, Jeff Sullivan, NEOWISE, Swift Tuttle, Meteor Showers