Everest's highest glacier melting fast, study saysBy BBC
Climate change is causing the highest glacier on Mount Everest to melt at a rapid pace, a new study has found. Researchers led by the University of Maine found that the South Col Glacier has lost more than 180ft (54m) of thickness in the last 25 years.
Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreamsBy TRN Online
Toyota is working with Japan’s space agency on a vehicle to explore the lunar surface, with ambitions to help people live on the moon by 2040 and then go live on Mars, company officials said Friday.
Australia scientists find 'spooky' spinning object in Milky WayBy BBC
Australian scientists say they have discovered an unknown spinning object in the Milky Way that they claim is unlike anything seen before. The object - first discovered by a university student - has been observed to release a huge burst of radio energy for a full minute every 18 minutes.
Telescope reaches its final destination a million miles from EarthBy TRN Online
The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its final destination, almost a month after launch. Since lifting off from French Guiana on December 25, the telescope has unfurled its tennis court-size sunshield and unfolded a massive gold mirror that will help it study the universe in new ways and peer inside the atmosphere of exoplanets.
How will Tonga's broken internet cable be mended?By BBC
An undersea fibre-optic cable that connects Tonga to the rest of the world was severed during the eruption of a volcano. New Zealand's ministry of foreign affairs says it could take more than a month to repair the 49,889km (31,000miles) of cable in the South Pacific.
China unveils plan to improve transportation networks by 2025By TRN Online
High-speed railways will stretch to a total length of 50,000 kilometers in 2025, up from 38,000 kilometers in 2020, and 250-km ones are expected to cover 95 percent of cities with populations above 500,000, per the document released by the State Council
Tibetans board bullet trains, welcoming first day of Spring Festival travel rushBy TRN Online
At 8 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. on Monday, two advanced Fuxing bullet trains running in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region departed from the region's capital city of Lhasa for the cities of Xigaze and Nyingchi, respectively carrying 680 and 219 passengers.
Suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi kills 3, wounds 6By TRN Online
Police in the United Arab Emirates identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. It did not identify the wounded, who police said suffered minor to moderate injuries at an industrial area where Abu Dhabi’s state-owned energy company runs a pipeline network and an oil tanker storage facility.
US man gets pig heart in world-first transplantBy BBC
A US man has become the first person in the world to get a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig. David Bennett, 57, is doing well three days after the experimental seven-hour procedure in Baltimore, doctors say.
Permission granted for scoping and extraction of mines at eight placesBy RSS
The Department of Mines and Geology has granted permission for the study and extraction of minerals at eight places throughout the country. The Department has provided permission to various companies for exploration and extraction of minerals as limestone, marble, kaolin, sand and copper deposits.
Prime Minister Deuba inaugurates Solid Waste Treatment Centre in DharanBy TRN Online
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has inaugurated a Solid waste treatment centre in Dharan Sub-metropolitan City-6. Prime Minister Deuba, who reached Dharan by helicopter on Tuesday, inaugurated the Solid waste treatment centre at Dharan Sub-metropolis-6, Panmara.
China's longest underwater highway tunnel opens to trafficBy TRN Online
Construction of the underwater tunnel began in January 2018. The project utilized automatic steel processing equipment and intelligent systems that could ensure zero discharge of sewage and dust, according to the construction team.
BRI achieves fruitful results in Asia-PacificBy TRN Online
Although the Asia-Pacific region has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic in the past year, the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects have made headways by leaps and bounds.
China's Shenzhou-13 taikonauts complete second extravehicular missionBy TRN Online
Taikonauts Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu have completed their extravehicular activities (EVAs) and returned to the space station core module Tianhe, the China Manned Space Agency said on early hours of Monday.
China sends two new Shiyan satellites into spaceBy TRN Online
Shiyan means "experiment" in Chinese. Developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the pair of satellites will do space environment surveys and other related technology tests, the state-owned company said in a statement.
Target groups should benefit from CIT: Minister KarkiBy RSS
Inaugurating the 'SMS Gateway' developed by the Department of Information Technology at the Ministry today, Minister Karki directed to focus on the implementation side of such programs along with the inauguration. "The same level of enthusiasm today in the inauguration should also be in implementation", he said.
A Simple Israeli Invention Could Help 2.5 Billion People– and NASABy TRN Online
The two researchers continued with their experiment with the second generation of secret ingredients – a mop bucket – and used it to create a lens with a diameter of 20 centimeters, suitable for a telescope. The cost of lenses grows exponentially by diameter, but with this new method all that is required, regardless of size, is a cheap polymer, water, salt (or glycerin) and a ring-shaped mold.
'Significant amounts of water' found in Mars' massive version of the Grand CanyonBy TRN Online
Mars has its own version of the Grand Canyon, and scientists have learned this dramatic feature is home to "significant amounts of water" after a discovery made by an orbiter circling the red planet, according to the European Space Agency.
Pandemic mystery: Scientists focus on COVID’s animal originsBy TRN Online
“The lab-leak scenario gets a lot of attention, you know, on places like Twitter,” but “there’s no evidence that this virus was in a lab,” said University of Utah scientist Stephen Goldstein, who with 20 others wrote an article in the journal Cell in August laying out evidence for animal origin.