Posted: October 13th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: Bathurst, Casey Stoner, Grilled Motoring News, MotoGP, MotoGP Legend, REBLOG!, V8 Supercars, World Champion | No Comments »
Two-time world MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner is set to be inducted into the top motorcycling competition’s hall of fame as a “MotoGP Legend”, an official said Friday.
The Australian – who turns 28 next week – retired last year, Stoner won two world titles in 2007 and 2011 and joins fellow Australians Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner in the sports Hall of Fame :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 2nd, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Medicated | Tags: Cankler Science News | No Comments »
The average height of European men rose by 11 centimetres between 1870 and 1980, an unprecedented spurt linked mainly to better health, smaller families and bigger incomes a new study says.
The review, published in the Oxford Economic Papers, is garnered from military, medical and other records for young adult males aged around 21 from 15 countries.
Northern European nations saw the largest growth in height between the two world wars. But those in southern Europe, a definition that includes France, had their increase post-World War II :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 4th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Applied Science, STANDOUT | Tags: Android, H-2B Rocket, International Space Station, ISS, Japanes Aerospace Agency, JAXA, Kirobo, Koichi Wakata, Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle, Tanegashima | Comments Off
Japan has launched a cargo-carrying rocket loaded with supplies for the crew of the International Space Station. Amongst the stock standard supplies, Japan has also sent a small companion robot for one of the country’s homesick astronauts.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s – JAXA - H-2B rocket blasted off on Sunday from the southern island of Tanegashima at 04:48 am local time, JAXA said the launch had gone to plan.
The latest launch is the 22nd for the decade old space agency, and the 3rd lift-off for the Agency’s Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle. It’s the first time anyone has sent an interactive robot to the space station. Sending the android into space is part of a study aimed at seeing how a non-human companion can provide emotional support for people isolated over long periods :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 18th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: NASA | Tags: Luna Impact, Meteoroid, Meteoroid Environment Office, NASA | No Comments »
A 45-kilogram/100Lb chunk of random space rock has slammed into the Moon at almost 100,000 kilometres per hour/62,000 miles per hour, creating a bright flash of light as it exploded with a force of 5 tonnes of dynamite, according to NASA.
An automated telescope run by NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office – MEO – captured the images of the March 17 explosion, the biggest seen since NASA began monitoring the Moon for meteoroid impacts 8 years ago.
MEO is the space agencies arm responsible for monitoring meteoroids, helping spacecraft avoid them and engineering craft that can withstand their impact. By measuring the impacts on the moon NASA gains a better understanding not only of the rate of impact, but of the affect impacts have, how to avoid them and how to engineer systems and craft to cope with a space filled with heavy, fast moving objects.
NASA says this latest flash was so bright that anyone looking at the Moon at the moment of impact would have seen it without a telescope :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 2nd, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Engineered Life, Favorite New Thought | Tags: Adelaide University, Australian Landmark, Barley, Barley Genome, Beer, Grains Research and Development Corporation, New Long Life Beer, research | No Comments »
Australian beer drinkers will soon have the option of buying a beer with a much longer shelf life, a new type of malt barley, developed by Adelaide researchers and a Japanese brewer, can curb beers propensity of tasting stale when left on the shelf.
The new barley variety ‘SouthernStar’ is the results of collaboration between the University of Adelaide and Sapporo Breweries. Importantly this new barley is not genetically modified, it’s been produced using conventional – albeit high tech – breeding techniques, utilising data from the recently completed Barley Genome Project .
South Australian farmers are to begin commercial production of the barley this year. Commercial crops grown in 2013 will be harvested in November/December, processed into malt in the first half of 2014 and used for commercial beer production in the later part of 2014 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 19th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Astronomy, NASA | Tags: Kepler, Kepler Orrery, Kepler-10c, Kepler-37 Kepler-48 - 60 Kepler-47 Kepler-36b & 36c Kepler-34b & 35b Kepler-22b Kepler-20b Kepler-18 Kepler-16b Kepler-11 Kepler-10b, NASA, NASA MISSION | No Comments »
Astronomers using a potent NASA space telescope to search for life say they have found planets which are the most Earth-like candidates yet. Two of the five planets orbiting a Sun-like star called Kepler-62 are squarely in the habitable zone – not too hot, not too cold, possibly bearing water – NASA scientists report in the journal Science :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 7th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Cankler Science News | Tags: black hole, brown dwarf, European Space Agency INTEGRAL, NGC 4845 Galaxy, University of Geneva | No Comments »
Swiss astrophysicists have witnessed the most rare of event, a black hole awakening from its slumber to devour a planet-sized object in a galaxy 47 million light years away. Observers from the University of Geneva using the European Space Agency’s INTEGRAL satellite project, revealed a black hole that had been slumbering for years chomping on a giant, low-mass object that had ventured too close.
Scientists at the Swiss university analyse the data collected by INTEGRAL, launched in 2002 to study gamma rays and shed light on events far from Earth’s galaxy. They spotted a light flare coming from a black hole in the centre of the NGC 4845 galaxy, which has a mass more than 300,000 times greater than the Sun and had been dormant for more than 30 years, the university said in a statement.
Matter-sucking black holes normally lurk dormant and undetected at the centre of galaxies, but can occasionally be tracked by the scraps left over from their stellar feasts. This black hole had woken up and absorbed an object with a mass 15 times that of Jupiter after taking three months to drag the snack from its trajectory. It managed to swallow 10 per cent of the object’s total mass, while the remainder stayed in orbit :: Read the full article »»»»