Day: October 22, 2015

China’s Largest Aircraft, The Yuanmeng, Can Fly For Up To 6 Months!

China’s biggest aircraft named Yuanmeng (which means “dream”) had its maiden flight this month. Making 75 metres in length, it reached a near-space altitude of 20 kilometres during a 48-hour test flight last week. When it is fully inflated, its volume is around 18,000 m³. With a height of 22 metres, it can carry from 4.5

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Double Star System Could Turn Into A Double Black Hole

What would happen 160,000 light years away from us would once stay in that part of the universe. Not anymore! Thanks to the European Space Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope, 2 very distant stars caught in a system that has been named VFTS 352 were observed in a dynamic interaction that could ultimately result in

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Men’s Ageing Hearts Are Physically Different From Women’s

It appears that the hearts of men and women are not different in the figurative sense only. A new study published in the journal Radiology suggests that the left ventricle of the pumping organ ages differently in the two. The left ventricle is the main pumping chamber of the heart. Its ageing varies between the

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Birth Order Has Only Small Effects On Personality

Our personality is not primarily affected by being the first-born or last-born, suggests a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It seems that we are who we are, regardless of our birth position among our siblings. Psychologists from the universities of Mainz and Leipzig, Germany, wanted to determine whether birth

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Huge Asteroid Passing Close To The Earth On October 31 2015

An asteroid named 2015 TB145, discovered only around 10 days ago by the Pan-STARRS I survey in Hawaii, will be in close proximity to the Earth on October 31. One of the aims of the Pan-STARRS I survey is to identify potential threats to the Earth, and hence the discovery of 2015 TB145 which is

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