By Shelby RogersDecember 23, 2016The town of Ain Sefra in Algeria saw snowfall for the first time since 1979. The city and others like it sit nestled in the deep, arid Sahara Desert. Image Source: NASA NASA& 39;s Landsat 7 satellite managed to capture incredible overhead images as it flew by on Dec.
October 25, 2016High school goalkeeper Reuben Nsemoh got kicked in the head while playing soccer. He stayed in the coma and woke up speaking fluent Spanish - a language he& 39;d never spoken before.Young goalkeeper of Gwinnett County national team had a serious accident last month when he dived for the ball and had a kick in his head by another player during a scramble in the penalty box.
By Shelby RogersOctober 26, 2016 Image Courtesy of Makeyev Design Russian officials announced a massive new nuclear weapon, and its power is absolutely terrifying.The RS-28 Sarmat missile can travel 4.3 miles per second and can deliver 40 megatons of power. NATO called the missile Satan 2. The weapon contains the power to destroy area the size of France.
By Shelby RogersOctober 25, 2016The Otto self-driving semi truck made its first major delivery - a lot of Budweiser beer. Image Courtesy of Otto The truck, equipped with $30,000 of new material from Otto, brought 50,000 beers from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs. The 120 mile trek was the first of its kind.
By Shelby RogersOctober 27, 2016 Image Courtesy of Vine All good things must come to an end. Vine just announced that it& 39;s discontinuing the mobile app via an article on Medium.The app, which launched in 2013, allowed users to record quick snippets of their lives on loops to share with others. Vine became so popular that it cultivated a sense celebrity that nearly paralleled YouTube& 39;s popularity.
By Shelby RogersOctober 30, 2016Welcome to This Week in Science & Engineering, your weekly recap of everything major that happened in the wonderful world of science!This week:Computer Debuts GaloreMicrosoft announced its first major foray into desktops with a super sleek and stylish Studio desktop.
Apple released details about its stunning new MacBook Pro. The computer comes equipped with a Touch Bar to customize function keys for apps.By Shelby RogersOctober 28, 2016Yesterday, Apple released its latest MacBook Pro. The laptop is set to become the premier option for Apple users. MacBooks haven& 39;t seen a major update in years, so this new MacBook Pro garnered a lot of hype and rumors surrounding its release.
By Shelby RogersOctober 29, 2016 Image Courtesy of Tesla Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday he& 39;ll be adding solar-powered roofing tiles to his pursuit of cleaner energy.& 34;This is sort of the integrated future. An electric car, a Powerwall and a solar roof. The key is it needs to be beautiful, affordable and seamlessly integrated,& 34; Musk said.
By Shelby RogersNovember 02, 2016Someone on eBay is selling a used gold PAL Commodore C64.This would be a great deal if it were real.Commodore USA took to Facebook to warn potential buyers not to fall for what they says is a fake system.Someone on eBay is trying to sell a gold C64. Unluckily for them we can tell it is fake.
Russia faced an extraordinary natural phenomenon. Thousands of giant ice balls hit the shores after a strong polar storm this week.November 08, 2016Over the last several days, Siberia got clobbered by massive snowstorms. Locals of the Nyda Village of North Russia faced an extraordinary natural phenomenon.
November 05, 2016Samsung just can& 39;t catch a break.Samsung Electronics, already hit by a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, announced it would recall 34 models of its top-load washing machines in the United States to address safety concerns. Image Source: Samsung On Nov. 4, Samsung, in cooperation with the U.
By Shelby RogersNovember 04, 2016China marked a major milestone as the country launched its largest rocket to date. Image Courtesy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation The Long March 5 launched Nov. 3 at 8:43 p.m. Beijing time. The rocket carried with it experimental satellite Shijian-17.
By Shelby RogersNovember 09, 2016For a few painful days, Delhi has been blanketed under thick smog. Image Courtesy of Radhika Khera/Twitter India& 39;s capital city, home to 25 million, is under siege and the source of the smog has yet to be pinpointed.The levels of particulates in the atmosphere reached 700 micrograms per cubic meter.
By Shelby RogersNovember 09, 2016A massive sinkhole opened up in Fukuoka, Japan.The nearly 8-meter-wide hole swallowed up a large section of road on Tuesday.The hole started as two smaller holes before coming together. The sinkhole is now 27 meters wide, 30 meters long and 15 meters deep.Residents were evacuated from the surrounding area.
The Charge self-driving truck boasts a building time of only four hours. These autonomous trucks could hit streets in the UK by next year.By Shelby RogersNovember 08, 2016The streets of the UK could see a huge spike in self-driving delivery vans next year. Charge, a company showcased at the Wired 2016 conference in London, debuted a vehicle that not only boasts autonomous driving.
November 14, 2016Donald Trump& 39;s presidential campaign included a promise of building an elaborate wall along the US-Mexico border to keep out immigrants.Trump& 39;s own estimates promised to do it for just $10 billion to $12 billion.According to Mexican designers, building the $25 billion wall would stay as a & 39;dream& 39;.
One brilliant plot by a six-year-old girl went viral. As a punishment, she had to write & 34;I will make better choices.& 34; She most certainly did!By Shelby RogersNovember 09, 2016A typical punishment for teachers to instill on students is writing the same line an absurd amount of times to make a point.
By Shelby RogersNovember 15, 2016Japan must have some of the most efficient construction laborers in the world, as they successfully fixed a massive sinkhole in Fukuoka in just two days according to local media.ผ่าน 8 วัน หลุมยักษ์กลางฮากาตะ ถูกซ่อมกลับมาใช้งานได้แล้ว มืออาชีพเรื่องกู้ภัยจริงๆ hakata Fukuokapic.
By Shelby RogersNovember 17, 2016Nuclear reactor number four in Chernobyl finally has shelter. 36,000 tons of shelter, to be precise.The New Safe Confinement for the facility measures 354 ft high and 843 ft wide. The structure slide into position above the reactor on Monday.The arch seals the nuclear plant for the next 100 years.
By Shelby RogersNovember 18, 2016The United Nations& 39; COP22 meeting had no shortage of impressive goals this year.The Conference of Parties, held in Marrakech, Morocco, directly addressed some major concerns upon the election of Donald Trump and growing concern of rising carbon emissions. Image Courtesy ofUnited Nations COP22 French President Francois Hollande announced the country will shut down all coal-fired power plants by 2023, according to reports from Independent.
By Shelby RogersNovember 19, 2016A man who died at Yellowstone National Park last summer had his body acidified and dissolved. Yellowstone officials have finally released details surrounding the death of an Oregon man at the national park.Media outlet KULR8 filed a Freedom of Information Act request revealing the information.