Tag : Science
The concept of tractor beams, as seen in the "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" films, has always belonged to the realm of science fiction. But recently, a team of scientists were able to create a real-life tractor beam that can levitate, pull and rotate objects in mid-air. A new study on the solar system was able to uncover the mystery behind the massive size difference between Earth and Mars. According to the scientists, this has something to do with the location of the two planets. As if Friday the 13th is not eerie enough, scientists warned that a junk from space is expected to crash into Earth on that day next month. Scientists still do not know what the debris actually is but they are sure that it is man-made. A team of researchers working in the Galapagos Islands has discovered a new species of giant tortoises living in a region in the archipelago. According to the researchers, the new discovery will usher in new efforts geared toward the conservation and protection of these rare animals. NASA has created a video detailing the destructive effects of a black hole on a nearby star. The animated video is based on their observations of a real black hole located 290 million light-years away from Earth. Scientists from NASA are currently observing a white dwarf star that has been described as the real-world version of the Death Star from the "Star Wars" film franchise. According to the scientists, the star is currently dying and also vaporizing a planet orbiting around it. A new study has revealed that the sunscreen tourists commonly use is actually damaging the coral reefs in different parts of the world. According to the researchers reducing the use of sunscreen when swimming in oceans can actually have a huge impact on the conservation of corals. NASA has recently discovered a massive hole on the sun's surface that's big enough to fit 50 Earths inside. According to experts, this hole can allow supercharged particles to escape from the sun and cause geomagnetic storms on Earth. NASA Has recently spotted a massive asteroid that will dangerously zip past Earth on Halloween. According to the space agency, this is the first time that an asteroid will fly near the planet in nine years.
Miami, New York City, New Orleans and Other Coastal Areas in Danger of Going Underwater due to Rising Sea Levels
A team of researchers warned that if carbon emissions are not drastically reduced within the next decades, rising sea levels could end up washing away several coastal cities in the U.S. Although some cities such as New York can still be saved, the researchers said other cities are already doomed to … A new study warns that a combination of various environmental factors including global warming could cause a catastrophic event similar to the one portrayed in the disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow." This is according to the results produced by a climate model. Researchers from Germany may have found the real reason behind the "runner's high" sensation that many athletes and fitness enthusiasts experience. Based on the results of their study, this feeling may actually be caused by a natural substance that replicates the effects of marijuana. Scientists from the University of Sydney in Australia and Denmark's University of Copenhagen said that they have found a way to create a pill that can mimic the effects of exercise. This discovery can potentially revolutionize the way people achieve their fitness goals. Like the plot of the 1998 film "Armageddon" starring Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) are teaming up for a mission that will test the possibility of deflecting an Earth-bound asteroid by crashing it with a spac… Researchers warned that as the temperature continues to rise due to global warming, more destructive wildfires will occur on Colorado. This is according to their findings after studying the area's history over the past 2,000 years.