October 19, 2017

Science

  • Urine-powered combat equipment? - October 19 2017 14:24

    Urine-powered combat equipment?Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie with a look at how Army scientists are extracting Hydrogen from urine and using it to power fuel cells. Something that could be a great advantage to military personnel.


  • Trump says Puerto Rico hurricane response was a '10' but these numbers prove otherwise - October 19 2017 13:17

    Trump says Puerto Rico hurricane response was a '10' but these numbers prove otherwisePresident Trump gave the federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a 10 out of 10 on Thursday. Yes. Really. He gave himself the highest marks for what has been a well-documented and tragic mess. SEE ALSO: Photos from Puerto Rico reveal the devastating power of Hurricane Maria He said this, and other objectively inaccurate statements about the U.S. territory, with a straight face while sitting next to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló at the White House Thursday.  Here's his full answer to the reporter's question: WATCH: President Trump, seated next to Gov. Rosselló, grades the federal response efforts in Puerto Rico a 10 out of 10 pic.twitter.com/Wyywx1QUOp — NBC News (@NBCNews) October 19, 2017 In no world is the U.S. government's response to the natural disaster perfect. Far from it.  Based solely on basic statistics from the Puerto Rican government — in the words of the governor — "a lot still has to be done." “I think we’ve done a really great job," says Pres Trump on disaster relief in Puerto Rico. Gov Rosello says "a lot still has to be done." pic.twitter.com/futAvxexq1 — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 19, 2017 As of Thursday — nearly a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island nation as a Category 4 storm — these are just some of the grim statistics: Only 21.6 percent of Puerto Rico has power. 71.58 percent has access to drinking water, but this varies greatly by region. Northern Puerto Rico, for example, has just 37 percent. Just 25.07 percent of cellphone antennas and 46.57 percent of cell towers are back in operation The situation is so dire in some communities that some Puerto Ricans — who are American citizens — have resorted to drinking from contaminated water sources, including Superfund sites containing extremely hazardous substances. Trump gives his Puerto Rico response a 10 despite 85% of island still lacking electricity https://t.co/t8sDNYDcIH #breakingnews #news — Antonio Saalamandras (@Apocrifos) October 19, 2017 Those are not 10 out of 10 numbers.  WATCH: Balloons may be Puerto Rico's best chance for communication


  • Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline - October 19 2017 13:05

    Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect declineBERLIN (AP) — The number of flying insects in Germany has been dropping at an "alarming" rate that could signal serious trouble for ecosystems and food chains in the future, scientists say.


  • Are dogs trying to tell us something with their expressions? - October 19 2017 08:15

    Are dogs trying to tell us something with their expressions?It can be easy to tell how dogs are feeling but new evidence suggests they're also trying to communicate.


  • Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see it - October 19 2017 08:12

    Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see itGrab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night.


  • Manhunt in Deadly Maryland Shooting Rampage Ends With an Arrest - October 19 2017 03:42

    Manhunt in Deadly Maryland Shooting Rampage Ends With an ArrestThree victims were killed and two critically wounded


  • Archaeologist spots hundreds of mysterious, ancient stone 'gates' on Google Earth - October 19 2017 01:59

    Archaeologist spots hundreds of mysterious, ancient stone 'gates' on Google EarthSome are four times the length of a football pitch, and they may be up to 7,000 years old


  • Huge cave found on moon, could house astronauts: Japan scientists - October 19 2017 00:29

    Huge cave found on moon, could house astronauts: Japan scientistsScientists at Japan's space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings, officials said Thursday. Data taken from Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter has confirmed the existence of the 50 kilometre (31 miles) long and 100 metre wide cavern that is believed to be lava tube created by volcanic activity about 3.5 billion years ago. The major finding was published this week in US science magazine Geophysical Research Letters.


  • A Jury Has Convicted a White Ex-Cop of Killing His Daughter's Black Boyfriend - October 18 2017 23:33

    A Jury Has Convicted a White Ex-Cop of Killing His Daughter's Black BoyfriendThe jury recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison


  • Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse' as smog looms - October 18 2017 21:41

    Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse' as smog loomsAs Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year's "airpocalypse" in Delhi. Each year, as winter descends on the Indian capital, a perfect storm of seasonal crop stubble burning, dense cloud cover and smoke generated by millions of firecrackers used in Diwali celebrations turns Delhi's skies a putrid yellow. This time they are taking few chances, as India's environmental watchdog shut down a coal-fired power plant on Wednesday and banned the use of diesel generators in Delhi.


  • Scientists identify perfect place for moon base - October 18 2017 18:46

    Scientists identify perfect place for moon baseScientists have identified a crater on the lunar surface that could shield humans from radiation and other natural threats.


  • U.S. Mass Killings Occurring at 'Uniform' Rate, Say Scientists - October 18 2017 16:31

    U.S. Mass Killings Occurring at 'Uniform' Rate, Say Scientists'Things may not be getting better, but they're not getting worse."


  • Father of Soldier Killed in Niger: Trump Was Respectful When He Called Me - October 18 2017 14:17

    Father of Soldier Killed in Niger: Trump Was Respectful When He Called Me"This isn’t about Donald Trump"


  • 6 Wacky Ways Cities Are Trying to Win Amazon's New Headquarters - October 18 2017 13:40

    6 Wacky Ways Cities Are Trying to Win Amazon's New HeadquartersThe open request for proposals has caused a frenzy at city halls around the country


  • How Volcanoes May Have Contributed to the Fall of Ancient Egypt - October 18 2017 13:38

    How Volcanoes May Have Contributed to the Fall of Ancient EgyptEven ones as far away as Alaska.