WASHINGTON, July 19: Regions of Mars could be made habitable with a material silica aerogel that mimics Earth;s atmospheric greenhouse effect, according to a study by NASA and Harvard researchers.People have long dreamed of re shaping the Martian climate to make it livable for humans. Carl Sagan was the first outside of the realm of science fiction to propose terraforming.
People have long dreamed of re shaping the Martian climate to make it livable for humans. Carl Sagan was the first outside of the realm of science fiction to propose terraforming. In a 1971 paper, Sagan suggested that vapourising the northern polar ice caps would yield atmosphere over the planet, higher global temperatures through the greenhouse effect, and a greatly increased likelihood of liquid water.
Regions of Mars could be made habitable with a material silica aerogel that mimics Earth's atmospheric greenhouse effect, according to a study by NASA and Harvard researchers. People have long dreamed of re shaping the Martian climate to make it livable for humans. Carl Sagan was the first outside of the realm of science fiction to propose terraforming. In a 1971 paper, Sagan suggested that vapourising the northern polar ice caps would yield atmosphere over the planet, higher global temperatures through the greenhouse effect, and a greatly increased likelihood of liquid water.Now, researchers from the Harvard University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in the US, have shown that a two to three centimeter thick shield of silica aerogel could transmit enough visible light for photosynthesis, and block hazardous ultraviolet radiation. Doing so will also raise temperatures underneath permanently above the melting point of water, all without the need for any internal heat source, according to the study published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
Ghost Draft Yvonne Strahovski (;The Handmaid;s Tale;) is in negotiations to join Chris Pratt in the sci fi feature ;Ghost Draft; at Skydance. Chris McKay (;The LEGO Batman Movie;) is attached to direct from a script by Zach Dean and filming begins this Summer. The story follows a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past. Strahovski will play a character Pratt meets in the future who has a connection to his past. Source: Variety Once Upon a Time in Hollywood The first proper clip from Quentin Tarantino 's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood " has gone online and features not just stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, but the one and only Kurt Russell himself who plays a stunt coordinator on one of the film 's Leonardo DiCaprio 's Rick Dalton character works on. The film itself opens July 26th.
Listening to some relaxing tunes is as effective in reducing the anxiety felt my most patients immediately before surgery as pumping them with anti anxiety drugs.This is according to new research from the University Of Pennsylvania, which found that patients listening to soothing music on noise cancelling headphones had similar anxiety levels to those who had been administered the sedative midazolam. Which suggests that music could be used as a drugless alternative for treating pre surgery anxiety.
Reducing the anxiety of a patient before surgery can speed up recovery. It is mainly because stress hormones can delay the healing process. Drugs are currently used to calm the nerves, but they have some side effects.The study, published in the BMJ journal, looked at the effects of music in reducing blood pressure, anxiety and heart rate of a patient. The research team found that a soothing song can be as good as a sedative.
Google announced in a blog post on Thursday that the update will arrive with the release of Chrome 76 later this month. The tip off to sites that you re browsing in private mode is an unintended result of Chrome s FileSystem API, which is disabled in Incognito. If a site searches for the FileSystem API and gets an error message, it can, as Google puts it, give the user a different experience.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi disapproved of ministers skipping parliament duty and asked for the names of absentees to be sent to him every evening, Rajya Sabha Chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu today called out Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairying, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, for not being present in the Parliament recently.
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Original Mission Video as aired in July 1969 depicting the Apollo 11 astronauts conducting several tasks during extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the moon. The EVA lasted approximately 2.5 hours with all scientific activities being completed satisfactorily. The Apollo 11 (EVA) began at 10:39:33 p.m. EDT on July 20, 1969 when Astronaut Neil Armstrong emerged from the spacecraft first. While descending, he released the Modularized Equipment Stowage Assembly on the Lunar Module's descent stage. A camera on this module provided live television coverage of man's first step on the Moon. On this, their one and only EVA, the astronauts had a great deal to do in a short time. During this first visit to the Moon, the astronauts remained within about 100 meters of the lunar module, collected about 47 pounds of samples, and deployed four experiments. After spending approximately 2 hours and 31 minutes on the surface, the astronauts ended the EVA at 1:11:13 a.m. EDT on July 21.
TwitterFacebookListenThe live action "Lion King " is out in theaters now. It should be no surprise that the film gets a few things wrong about lion life. Alberto E. Rodriguez Getty Images for DisneyThere #x27;s no easy way to say this, but "The Lion King " sits on a throne of lies.We #x27;re not talking about the obvious stuff, like all that singing and dancing. Lions and meerkats and warthogs, as far as we know, cannot and do not harmonize to Elton John songs, no matter how catchy the tune is.
Selling your used bath water might just get you into some hot water with Instagram (pun intended.) YouTube star and social media personality Belle Delphine recently stirred up a bit of controversy when she posted a video online about how she would sell her used bath water to "thirsty gamer boy" followers for $30 a pop. The product sold out in three days, but Belle's Instagram mysteriously disappeared, so what happened?
Newscasts amp; VideosWATCH: The truth is out there, and according to one Facebook post it #039;s hidden inside the boundaries of "Area 51. "
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email Print iphone Send Text Message With curiosity at an all time high over the extremely secretive and mysterious Area 51, even breweries are offering their services to the potential aliens inside the #xA0;military facility.Following the creation of a Facebook event titled #x201C;Storm Area 51, They Can #x2019;t Stop All of Us, #x201D; Anheuser Busch, makers of Bud Light, decided to get in on the fun after initially declining to sponsor the raid, at first tweeting #x201C;We #x2019;d like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid #x201D; on July 15.
A free Bud Light has been offered to any alien that escapes Area 51 during the raid. (iStock)
Anheuser Busch, the maker of Bud Light, is offering free cans of its brew for any alien that emerges from the mysterious military base.The top secret facility is back in the news again after more than 3 million Facebook users signed up for or said they were interested in a fake event called Storm Area 51, They Can t Stop All of Us," saying they want to raid the Nevada military base on September 20 to see them aliens.
Paul Hollywood is divorced from estranged wife Alex, two years after they announced their separation.District Judge Robert Duddridge today granted a decree nisi at the Central Family Court, which is the first step towards their divorce being finalised.