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  • Marking Earth Hour this weekend

    March 24, 2017 5:11 PM 13 3

    VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – This weekend people around the world will be turning off their lights and powering down as part of the annual Earth Hour initiative. That means from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday you’re being asked to unplug all electronics including lights, TV and computers. Lights at landmarks around the world, including some here at home like the Legislature

  • Edmonton to share feds' artificial intelligence $125M budget boost

    March 22, 2017 10:01 PM 20

    The University is Alberta is already ranked Canada's top player for AI and deep learning. Wednesday's federal budget pledges $125 million to the Canadian sector Get ready for more “deep learning” coming out of the University of Alberta, sci-fi fans. Wednesday's federal budget pledges $125 million to the Canadian artificial intelligence (AI) sector — with the federal

  • New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

    March 22, 2017 6:34 PM 16

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree. Scientists who took a deeper look at dinosaur fossils suggest a different evolutionary history for dinosaurs. Their research moves the theropods such as T. Rex to a new branch of the family tree and hints at an earlier

  • Orbital ATK Cygnus Up For Research Delivery To The International Space Station

    March 21, 2017 12:42 PM 30

    Orbital ATK, an aerospace manufacturer, is planning to set new horizons with its Cygnus. The company is looking forward to team up for a resupplying mission containing several researches and supplies this March 24. According to Physics, Orbital ATK announced that it will launch its Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station this week from the Cape Canaveral

  • New Zealand parrot has 'infectious laugh': study

    March 21, 2017 9:01 AM 24

    Melbourne: New Zealand's highly intelligent kea parrot has a human-like infectious laughter - a 'play call' that puts other birds around them into a playful mood, a new study has found. The findings make kea the first known non-mammal to have such an "emotionally contagious" vocalisation, joining the ranks of humans, rats and chimpanzees. Kea are known

  • SpaceX studying landing spots on Mars with NASA

    March 21, 2017 8:59 AM 20

    NEW YORK: US-based aerospace company SpaceX is working with NASA to identify landing spots on Mars for its spacecraft. "We are working with scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and elsewhere, have identified several potential landing sites, including one that looks particularly promising," SpaceNews quoted SpaceX's Paul Wooster as saying

  • ULA successfully launches Delta IV rocket with communications satellite

    March 19, 2017 12:42 AM 21

    United Launch Alliance successfully launched one of its Delta IV rockets into space at 8:18 p.m. Saturday from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after a brief delay attributed to an alarm on the swing arm. It was the second launch from the Space Coast this week; SpaceX sent one of its Falcon 9 rockets into space Thursday morning

  • What Trump's budget would mean for NASA and climate change

    March 16, 2017 9:31 PM 17

    Why are all these astronauts studying the Earth anyway? First up, the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed budget begins to dismantle the EPA, cutting 31 percent of its funding, dropping from $8.2 billion to $5.7 billion. This is the largest proposed slash and it drops EPA funding to its lowest level in 40 years. The budget eliminates 3,200 agency

  • SpaceX launches communications satellite

    March 16, 2017 2:06 PM 19

    Washington - SpaceX on Thursday successfully launched a communications satellite into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The company's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 02:00 (06:00 GMT) carrying the EchoStar XXIII, a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation. The satellite will be place in orbit more that 35 000 km above

  • Last month was second warmest February on record: NASA

    March 16, 2017 9:14 AM 28

    February 2017 was the second warmest February in 137 years of modern record-keeping, scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York have found. Last month was 1.1 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean February temperature from 1951-1980, according to the monthly analysis of global temperatures by the GISS team. Overall, February