Egert Indres

Egert Indres

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Critical levels of pollution prompt Rome and Milan to impose multi-hour car bans, Italy

Italian cities of Rome and Milan have imposed multi-hour bans on cars, as authorities try to overcome the air pollution that has reached critical levels in an unusually dry and warm winter. Authorities across Italy are implementing different restrictions to solve...

December 28, 2015


Using maths to reveal the Sun's magnetic field mysteries

An important research project, led by the UK's University of Dundee, aims to improve knowledge of Sun's complex magnetic fields using mathematics. The goal is to find out the effects of space weather caused by the Sun and its magnetic structures origins....

December 25, 2015


Landslide buries a pick-up truck in Peru's Ayachuco region

A large landslide caused by days of heavy rain occurred in Peru's Ayachuco region on December 22, 2015. The event took place about 320 kilometers (200 miles) east of country's capital Lima. Report with the video says that there were, at least, two people...

December 24, 2015


A step closer to 3-D printed rocket engine

A team of NASA scientists has moved a step closer to building a completely 3-D printed, high-performance rocket engine. They manufactured engine parts and test fired them with oxygen and cryogenic liquid hydrogen to produce about 9 tons (20 000 pounds) of thrust....

December 23, 2015


First amateur radio in geosynchronous orbit to improve communications in disaster areas

An amateur radio transponder is being prepared to be sent into geosynchronous orbit in 2017 to help, according to Virgina Tech News. Researchers at the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology say that it will allow great development in...

December 23, 2015


NASA releases their future concept of Martian expedition

This video is concept animation of Martian Exploration mission, which shows one of many potential human landing sites on Mars and how it could evolve through time. It shows through many animations, where and how could possibly be human landing sites and how the...

December 23, 2015

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The force of meteoroid strikes on lunar exosphere

NASA scientists have discovered new properties of the Moon's exosphere - a thin layer of gas surrounding the Moon that's about 25-trillionth the density of Earth’s atmosphere. Their data reveals that meteoroids cause an increase in two key elements in...

December 19, 2015


The temperature of Earth's lower mantle varies much more than previously thought

Scientists from Australian National University (ANU) have discovered that the temperature in the lower mantle varies much more than previously thought. Lower mantle, which lies 3 000 km (1 864 miles) below the Earth's crust, has greater temperature differences...

December 18, 2015


The mystery of Sierra Nevada's age solved

A recent research found that California's iconic mountain range - Sierra Nevada - is much older than it was thought. New techniques used in research also revealed new secrets mountain range had been holding to itself. One of the biggest mysteries in the...

December 15, 2015


Rosetta's OSIRIS launches website with most recent imagery of Comet 67P

Rosetta's OSIRIS camera team has launched new website designed to showcase its most recent images taken of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. These images are in high-resolution, taken with narrow- or wide-angle camera, showing the comet at very small distances....

December 12, 2015

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New close-up pictures of Pluto - the best for decades to come

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto obtained during its July flyby. These close-up pictures of Pluto may be the best ones for decades to come. Each week New Horizons transmits data stored on its...

December 06, 2015


121 countries jointly invest in solar energy technologies

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced today that 121 world's warmest countries have been banded together to invest into solar energy technologies and use the power to bring the electricity to one billion people, who are living without any kind...

December 03, 2015


SOHO celebrates its 20th anniversary of gazing into the Sun

Today marks the 20th anniversary of NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Originally planned for two-year mission, the project has now almost gone strong for two full solar-cycles, making the project longest Sun watching satellite to this day. When...

December 02, 2015

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Earth's complex life origins revealed by single event

University of Bristol researcher Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo has identified the catalyst that allowed the evolution of complex life on Earth. Up to 800 million years ago, oceans had almost no oxygen at all, but it was the work of microorganisms, called phytoplankton,...

December 02, 2015


EU's GMO revolution: More than half of EU member states opt out of GM crop usage

In the US, farmers have been cultivating GMOs since the 1990s and their consumption is by today widespread across the country. In the EU, on the other hand, usage of GMOs has taken a revolutionary turn after a directive passed in April 2015, which now allows EU...

November 30, 2015


Scientists get unique chance to study black hole eating a star

A team of astrophysics led by a Johns Hopkins University (JHU) scientist has for the first time witnessed a black hole swallowing a star and ejecting a flare of matter moving nearly the speed of light (about 300,000 km/s). The finding tracks the star, which is...

November 29, 2015


Island basalts hold answers to volcanic rocks journey

The journey for volcanic rocks found on many volcanic islands began deep within the Earth. Brought to the Earth's surface in eruptions of deep volcanic material, these rocks hold clues as to what is going on deep beneath Earth's surface. A group of current...

November 27, 2015