DART on track for asteroid collision

DART on track for asteroid collision

WASHINGTON — A NASA spacecraft is on course to deliberately collide with a small asteroid Sept. 26 to test how that technique could be used to deflect a potentially hazardous asteroid. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, launched last November, is on a trajectory to collide with Dimorphos, a small asteroid orbiting the larger … Read more

Brainwaves synchronize during online games when players aren’t in the same room

Brainwaves synchronize during online games when players aren't in the same room

Study results show inter-brain synchronization during online gaming. If there is empathy and cooperation, inter-brain synchronization is activated. The subjects were tested by placing them in two separate soundproof rooms. Researchers at the University of Helsinki have demonstrated that the brains of participants synchronize while playing online games, even when the participants are not physically … Read more

US adds air-breathing hypersonic missiles to its arsenal

US adds air-breathing hypersonic missiles to its arsenal

“HACM will provide our commanders with tactical flexibility to employ fighters to hold high-value, time-sensitive targets at risk while maintaining bombers for other strategic targets.” The Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE), a joint U.S. and Australian research, helped design the first-of-its-kind missile. The U.S. Air Force placed a strong emphasis on enhancing interoperability … Read more

Can we deflect an asteroid by crashing into it? Space engineering expert weighs in

Can we deflect an asteroid by crashing into it? Space engineering expert weighs in

The target asteroid is called Dimorphos, a body 163 metres in diameter that’s orbiting a 780 metre-wide asteroid called Didymos. This ‘binary asteroid system’ was chosen because Dimorphos is in orbit around Didymos, which makes it easier to measure the result of the impact due to the resulting change in its orbit. However, the Dimorphos … Read more

NRO satellite flies to orbit in Delta 4’s final West Coast launch

NRO satellite flies to orbit in Delta 4’s final West Coast launch

NROL-91 was the Delta 4’s 10th mission for the National Reconnaissance Office WASHINGTON — United Launch Alliance launched a classified National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite on a Delta 4 Heavy rocket September 24 at 3:25 p.m. Pacific from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. NROL-91 is the Delta 4’s final mission from … Read more

Swedish tour operator Detur stops operations, leaving passengers stranded at home and abroad

Swedish tour operator Detur stops operations, leaving passengers stranded at home and abroad

Detur announces that operations will be stopped for the rest of 2022 The much-criticised travel company Detur is cancelling all its operations for 2022. The company justifies the decision by saying that a “restart” is needed. In Sundsvall, a bus with 50 people has to return home since Detur cancelled their flight. And travellers who … Read more

23 flights cancelled in the western Canary Islands due to tropical storm ‘Hermine’

23 flights cancelled in the western Canary Islands due to tropical storm 'Hermine'

Tropical storm ‘Hermine’, which is already affecting the Canary Islands, has caused 23 flight cancellations and 14 diversions this Saturday afternoon, all of them at airports in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This has been reported by Aena, which adds that in Tenerife North-Ciudad de La Laguna there have been 12 diversions to … Read more

Cathay Pacific to resume or increase flights to several destinations after Hong Kong Government scraps Covid restrictions

Cathay Pacific to resume or increase flights to several destinations after Hong Kong Government scraps Covid restrictions

Cathay Pacific welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s latest measures to facilitate travel to Hong Kong, especially the decision to remove the hotel quarantine arrangement for passengers arriving in Hong Kong effective 26 September 2022. These adjustments will help boost sentiment for travel, thereby facilitating the gradual resumption of travel activities and strengthening network connectivity … Read more