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Typhoon Hagibis Hits Japan(Typhoon Hagibis Update 2019)

Since it's wicked-fast intensification earlier in the week from tropical storm to category 5 storm, Typhoon Hagibis has been spinning toward the north-northwest over the western Pacific Ocean. 

Typhoon hagibis japan 2019, Science Blog.

This image, acquired on October 11, 2019, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, shows the typhoon as its outer cloud bands neared Japan.

Japan typhoon 2019At the time (1:05 p.m. Japan Standard Time), sustained winds were 210 kilometers (130 miles) per hour. That made it a category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. 

Also impressive was the size of the storm, which according to news reports spanned 1,400 kilometers. For comparison, Honshu—Japan’s largest and most populated island—is about 1,300 kilometers long.

According to Patrick Duran of NASA’s Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT) team at Marshall Space Flight Center, the storm was not always so wide. 

On October 8, Hagibis …

Robot stewardess will smile at millions of passengers at the new Istanbul airport

In 2019 flights began landing at Istanbul's new airport, whose construction cost $ 11 billion.
Why are robots important? What robots do? - Science Blog 2019.
The monstrous complex spans a large area as ​​Manhattan Island and may become the busiest airport in the world. 
How can millions of confused passengers navigate a 270 million square meter airport with five terminals and 143 boarding gates?
One answer, according to airport officials, is robots. According to an official video showing their characteristics to the public, the robots have been specially designed for this compound, and they are mounted on wheels.

Will flight attendants be replaced by robots? new trends in airline industry.

The blue, round machines, the size of a small child, have a bright digital face, big, round eyes and a constant smile that seems to make people feel comfortable.

When the robots talk, their mouths flash, their eyes wink and their hands move up and down. 

A touch screen attached to the robot's chest …

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Nobel Peace Prize 2019

Ethiopian Head Of State Abiy Ahmed Ali receives Nobel Peace Award 2019.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali Nobel Peace Prize 2019 winner.
Winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize has contributed decisively to ending his country's 20-year conflict with Eritrea in eastern Africa. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea in eastern Africa. 
In close cooperation with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, the 43-year-old Prime Minister quickly elaborated the principles of an agreement to end the long "no peace, no war" stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea. 
The treaty ended 20 years of conflict between the two countries.The Nobel Committee hopes that the Peace Prize will reinforce Prime Minister Abiy in his work for peace and reconciliation. 
It is a recognition as well as a stimulus to his efforts. "We are aware that much remains to be done." chairman of the…

What is the reason behind China's economic growth? (China's economy analysis)

What is China's economic model? When did the Chinese economy start to grow? What is causing China's economic slowdown? How has China changed economically?The Western media may try to obscure this, but it is obvious: China has accomplished in 70 years what no country has managed to do in two centuries. "The pre-1949 China, "is a country of the Middle Ages, a swarm of beggars with stumps, children covered with wounds, black pigs and scrawny dogs.
Made up of 90% of starving farmers, the population has the lowest standard of living on the planet: it is lower than that of India's former British and sub-Saharan Africa. 
In this land where life is hanging by a thread, life expectancy is between 36 and 40 years and 80% of the Chinese population is illiterate.

Today, the Chinese economy accounts for 18% of global GDP in purchasing power parity, and it surpassed the US economy in 2014. 
China is the world's leading exporting power. Its industrial strength is twice that of …

Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 probe photos of the dark side of the moon.

On October 7, 1959, the Soviet interplanetary spacecraft Luna-3 for the very first time in human history took a photograph of the dark side of the moon.October, 2019.
A few weeks later, the image was released in the paper Pravda and circled around the pages of publications around the globe.The preparation of the flight of the spacecraft for orbit was carried out by the design bureau under the management of Sergei Korolev.

After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the spacecraft circled the Moon from the back side and, having actually carried out the gravitational maneuver for the very first time and went back to Earth's orbit.

Due to the proximity of the periods of rotation of the Moon around the Earth and around its axis only one lunar hemisphere can be observed. 

In the 50s, many believed that it was impossible to photograph the dark side of the moon.
In the USSR, the preparation of the flight of the spacecraft to the dark side of the moon was conducted by a team of scientists fr…

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SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the ISS

The US space company SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the International Space Station ISS.

It is planned that the tourists will travel to the ISS in the second half of 2021 together with a commander in the "Crew Dragon" space capsule, as the Texas start-up Axiom - SpaceX's partner company in the project - announced on Thursday.Neither of the two companies gave any indication of how much the tourists would probably have to pay for the trip. 

The costs for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket alone, which will transport the space capsule into space, amount to around 60 million dollars (53 million euros).

In addition, the construction of a new "Crew Dragon" capsule must be financed.

🔹 In this respect, the ticket for the flight should cost tens of millions of dollars.

In earlier years, a total of eight tourists had already travelled to the ISS in Russian Soyuz capsules. 

The first was US entrepreneur Dennis Tito in 2001, who paid 20 million dollars for a vacati…

A new species of insect was named after Lady Gaga for being eccentric. | Kaikaia gaga

Insect was named after Lady GagaBrendan Morris, PhD at the University of Illinois, observed the behavior of about a thousand treehoppers for his research project when he suddenly noticed one female who was different from the others.

Scientists decided to name the recently discovered insect in honor of Lady Gaga for their "eccentric sense of style," NME reports.

In the scientific publication Zootaxa, he and his co-author, the entomologist Christopher Dietrich, wrote about it "an additional cross m-cu (between the fourth and fifth longitudinal veins) in the front wing, as well as a frontal-clipella form".

Morris decided to call the insect "Kaikaia gaga" so that specialists could understand what kind of species we are talking about.

"If there ever is a Lady Gaga bug, it will definitely be a treehopper bug because of its crazy horns and eccentric sense of style. They don't look like anything you've seen before," he explained.

Now Morris hopes…

How the lungs of a person suffering from Coronavirus look | Photos

Chinese doctors have published an x-ray of the lungs of a patient with the coronavirus 2019-nCoV that has spread through China and other countries.

The images published by Chinese doctors are of a 33-year-old woman who entered the hospital after presenting symptoms such as fever and cough for five days.
CT Imaging of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pneumonia. …

At the time of the woman's admission, doctors noted that her body temperature had risen to 39°C and heard the sounds of her breathing were harsh in both lungs.

Doctors examine the patient for coronavirusAccording to the results of the studies published in the journal Radiology, the patient had a clear deficiency of white blood cells, as well as multiple peripheral opacities in ground-glass in both lungs.
The outbreak of coronavirus that has put the whole world on alert because of its spread in several countries emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December …

"Very high at the global level." WHO has changed the risk assessment for coronavirus COVID-19.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that the risk assessment of coronavirus at the global level has been raised to "very high". This was reported on Friday.

LIVE daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros#coronavirus — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020

We have raised our assessment of the risk of spread and impact of COVID-19 to a very high level at the global level, he said during a press conference that was broadcast on Twitter by the organization.

The full briefing on #COVID19 by @DrTedros — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020
Chinese authorities told WHO in late December 2019 about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in central Hubei province. 

🔹 Specialists found that the pathogen is a new type of coronavirus. 

WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance an…

Scientists propose to fight viruses with fullerenes

Fight viruses with fullerenes
Scientists from Skoltech and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have created water-soluble fullerene compounds that have valuable biological properties. The results of the study are published in the journal Chemical Communications. Thanks to this biological properties they can be used to develop effective antiviral drugs, including to suppress the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Fullerenes are molecular compounds composed of three-coordinated carbon atoms, which are closed convex polyhedra. Depending on the number of atoms in the molecule, fullerenes resemble a soccer ball (C 60 ) or a rugby ball (C 70 ) in shape.

Compounds based on fullerenes have a pronounced antiviral, antibacterial, antitumor and antioxidant activity, so scientists have long viewed them as a promising basis for the creation of new drugs. Unfortunately, fullerenes are absolutely insoluble in water, which prevents their use in medicine.


Coronavirus - Satellite Images Show Abandoned Places Worldwide

Whether China, Europe or the Middle East - the new type of corona virus is spreading everywhere.

Large events are canceled, crowds are avoided. Satellites have captured images of partially abandoned infections increase with the coronavirus. In particularly badly affected countries, public life comes to a standstill. Satellite images from the US space technology company Maxar show the extent of the epidemic in a before-and-after comparison.

The Al Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the largest mosque in the world - there is usually a huge crowd here. Source: VIA REUTERS

Medications have positive results in research for the treatment of coronavirus; here are 4 possibilities

Medicine used against malaria for almost 100 years and others without approval in Brazil are among the most promising after tests.

Four drugs showed positive - but still preliminary - results in scientific research in the treatment of Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. These drugs act at different stages of cell contamination. They are:

ChloroquineRemindLopinavir/RitonavirFavipiravirHowever, self-medication is not recommended, since research has not been fully completed and it is not yet known whether there are any side effects from use by patients infected with the coronavirus.
The study on Favipiravir was released on Wednesday (18) - it is sold commercially in Japan under the name Avigan. It was developed by Toyama Chemical, of the Fujifilm group, and has been used for over 5 years against Influenza. Its use is only authorized in Japan.
The medicine is being tested only in laboratories outside the country. When consulted, Anvisa informed that there is no request for re…

Corona Virus Update: Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus news | Covid-19

Coronavirus update: The number of deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China was 1,770 at the end of Sunday, an increase of 105 from the previous day, according to the country's National Health Commission.
At least 100 of the new deaths came from Hubei Province, the epicenter of the epidemic, the commission said Monday morning. There were 2,048 new confirmed infections nationwide, about 1,933 from Hubei alone, bringing the number of new infections to 70,548.

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Coronavirus: Update on the virus in Spain, China and the WHO.
France confirms the first death by the coronavirus outside Asia. The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, gave the first orders on the outbreak of the coronavirus on January 7, 13 days before his first public comment on Covid-19, on January 20.  

Finally, today it was also revealed that China started fighting the coronavirus earlier than previously known. In China, one of the measures being ta…

What do dolphins and whales drink if there's only salt water around?

Have you ever wondered how dolphins and other marine mammals obtain fresh water when they have been in salty environments all their lives? 

They don't have a desalination unit like in the gills of marine fish, and their kidneys can't dissolve sedimentary minerals. What kind of trick did nature invent?They can't drink seawater: with dolphins and whales, nature played an evil joke. It would seem that they are surrounded by water, but the use of salt water, on the contrary, will lead to dehydration and death.
In the case of sea fish, part of the salt that comes with sea water into the body is desalinated in the gills, and the salty surpluses come out with urine.
The salty environment in which they live, constantly pulls moisture out of the fish through the skin. It's a natural process - osmosis.

Therefore, these sea creatures have to drink sea water all the time and the more salt they have in them, the more they have to drink.
Dolphins and whales can't do that. They have n…

A second case of a patient with HIV being cured is confirmed; he comes out of hiding.

So far he has been called a the "London patient", but the man decided to come out of the shadows and reveal his identity. A second case of full recovery from AIDS, but doctors warn of over optimism.
Scientists at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute have confirmed that the so-called London patient has been cured of HIV, the second in the world, because 29 months after undergoing a stem cell transplant and stopping taking antiretrovirals he is still without a trace of the virus.The study of the London patient, published this Tuesday in the magazine "The Lancet HIV", has coincided with the announcement of another patient, in this case from Düsseldorf (Germany), which, according to the scientists, could become the third case in history to be cured of HIV, after the London case and one in Berlin.

New online today—30 month follow-up of the London patient, providing further evidence that he is the second person to be cured of #HIV. The long-term follow-up provides insi…