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Aframaxes might face headwinds after winter season

HONG KONG: The Aframax tanker market has been among the beneficiaries of the current rally, as Aframax owners in the West have seen several spectacular spikes this year, with TCE earnings on the benchmark TD7 trade jumping as high as $100,000/day in June. Although the market softened during the third quarter, the fourth quarter started on a promising note. As ... Read More »

Lasers could rapidly make materials hotter than center of sun

BRENT: Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research that could revolutionise energy production. Physicists from Imperial College London have devised an extremely rapid heating mechanism that they believe could heat certain materials to ten million degrees in much less than a million millionth ... Read More »

Astronomers discovered Venus-like planet

HONG KONG: Astronomers have discovered a new Venus-like rocky exoplanet 39 light years away, which may be cool enough to potentially host an atmosphere. If it does, it is close enough that we could study that atmosphere in detail with the Hubble Space Telescope and future observatories like the Giant Magellan Telescope, researchers said. “Our ultimate goal is to find ... Read More »

ISS suffers short circuit, power system degraded: NASA

CANADA: According to NASA, the International Space Station has taken a power hit, and spacewalking repairs may be needed. First, though, a replacement part must be delivered via rocket. NASA said yesterday the six astronauts were left with one less power channel Friday. A short circuit in equipment on the station’s framework is to blame. The short apparently tripped a ... Read More »

Earth’s crust is storing 6 quintillion gallons of water, scientists

MEXICO: More than 2 billion people around the world rely on groundwater for drinking water and to grow crops, and scientists decided it was time to figure out how long it takes for the water to be replenished after it’s pulled out. Groundwater is the water that slips through the rocks and sand and is stored beneath the Earth’s surface, ... Read More »

Weird sea creature glows electric blue washed up in an Australian

LONDON: It looks like something from a science fiction movie. But neon blue creature that looks like a tie-dyed is very real – and recently washed up on an Australian beach. The blobby creature was spotted on the foreshore at Broadbent beach by a local who shot video of it wriggling in the sand. Commonly – and suitably – known ... Read More »

U.S. terminals post decline in imports during peak shipping season

LONDON: Main U.S. terminals post decline in imports during peak shipping season for first time in a decade America’s busiest ports are sending a warning about the U.S. economy. For the first time in at least a decade, imports fell in both September and October at each of the three busiest U.S. seaports, according to data from trade researcher Zepol ... Read More »

Auto exports from major ports decline during April-September period

MUMBAI: Exports of cars from Indian major ports and particularly from Chennai and Kamarajar ports in Tamil Nadu declined during the April-September period, mirroring the negative growth reported by the manufacturing sector in the first six months of the financial year. For the first half of the current year, India exported 2.67 lakh units according to Society of Indian Auto ... Read More »

How plants & oceans absorb carbon?

NEW YORK: NASA is interested in studying how oceans and plant ecosystem take up carbon, and if the warming climate will prevent them from doing so in the future. Growing carbon emissions have become a concern for ecologists across the world and if these ecosystems someday stop absorbing carbon, the effects of climate change could be much more severe, scientists ... Read More »

India plans to launch 2 telecommunication satellites in 2016, 2017

CHENNAI: India will send two telecommunication satellites – GSAT-17 and GSAT-18 – on Ariane 5 rocket of European space agency Aerospace, the space agency said on Wednesday. In a statement, Arianespace said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has selected it to launch GSAT-17 and GSAT-18 telecommunication satellites on Ariane 5 rockets from French Guiana in 2016 and 2017. “Weighing approximately ... Read More »

Astronomers discovered oldest stars near Milky Way centre

HONG KONG: Astronomers have discovered what they believe to be the oldest stars ever seen, dating from before the Milky Way Galaxy formed, when the universe was just 300 million years old. The nine stars, found near the centre of the Milky Way, are surprisingly pure but contain material from an even earlier star, which died in an enormous explosion ... Read More »

Feeding birds may spread diseases in humans, new study

WASHINGTON: Feeding birds in parks may not only negatively affect their health and behaviour but also help spread diseases in humans, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Georgia in US studied how being fed by humans is changing the health, ecology and behaviour of white ibises in south Florida, where construction and land development is drying up ... Read More »

NASA finds Mars’ moon phobos slowly falling apart

CANADA: Researchers suggest that the grooves visible on the satellite’s surface are more like “stretch marks” that occur when it gets deformed by tidal forces. Scientists expect the moon to be pulled apart in 30 to 50 million years The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy ... Read More »

Lasers could rapidly make materials hotter than Sun’s core

LONDON: Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research that could revolutionise energy production. Physicists from Imperial College London have devised an extremely rapid heating mechanism that they believe could heat certain materials to ten million degrees in much less than a million millionth ... Read More »

New images of Pluto disclose new information about dwarf planet

CANADA: No need to panic or adjust your monitors or smart-device screens. This is the actual image of Pluto’s surface which highlights the subtle difference in color on its surface. Even though New Horizons is millions of miles out in space, way past Pluto as we speak, but it is still continuing to beam back priceless pieces of information to ... Read More »

Astronomers detected heavy wind, approximately 5400 mph on exoplanet

MEXICO: In a recent discovery, astronomers claim that they have detected heavy wind, approximately 5400mph on exoplanet. They discovered winds of over 5,400 miles per hour on a planet outside of Earth’s solar system. In a recent discovery, astronomers claim that they have detected heavy wind, approximately 5400mph on exoplanet. They discovered winds of over 5,400 miles per hour on ... Read More »

MSU discovers 79m years old duckbilled dinosaur species

LONDON: MSU professor has recently discovered a 79 million years old species of duckbilled dinosaur which possibly could fill the revolutionary gap. A recently discovery by an adjunct professor at Montana State University fills an evolutionary gap, according to a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE. As per researchers, the new species of dinosaurs shows the evolutionary transition from ... Read More »

Scientists expose stealth material breakthrough

BEIJING: Stealth technology is one of the biggest advantages any military could wield, and now China is looking to out-gun other nations in the field after scientists unveiled a breakthrough that could effectively create invisible fighter jets and warships. The research, led by Chinese scientist Wenhua Xu, suggests the newly-developed material could surpass the stealth capabilities of Lockheed Martin’s F-35, ... Read More »

Increase level of CO2 to destroy sharks’ hunting ability

SYDNEY: With the increase in level of carbon dioxide (CO2) and warmer oceans, the hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by the end of the century, a study warns. Warmer waters and ocean acidification will have major detrimental effects on sharks’ ability to meet their energy demands, the study said. “In warmer water, sharks are hungrier ... Read More »

Fast-melting glacier can change world’s coastlines forever, study

WASHINGTON: A new study has revealed that a vast ice sheet in northeast Greenland has begun a phase of speeded-up ice loss, contributing to destabilization that will cause global sea-level rise for “decades to come.” A team of scientists from the University of Kansas found that since 2012 warmer air and sea temperatures have caused the Zachariae Isstrom ice sheet ... Read More »