NASA finds 10 new asteroids that threaten to hit Earth

MOSCOW — NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) telescope has detected 97 heretofore-unknown objects in our solar system, 10 of which have been characterized as “potentially hazardous objects” (PHOs). Of the 97 objects, 28 were near-Earth objects (NEOs), five were comets and 64 were asteroids in the Asteroid Belt. “NEOWISE is not only … Read More

Blast rocks Southern Damascus suburb

DAMASCUS — A suicide attacker in an explosives-laden car caused a blast in a southern Shiite-majority suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus, a local security service source told Sputnik on Tuesday. “The explosion most likely occurred at the army checkpoint at the entrance to Sayyidah-Zaynab from the road to the airport,” the witness said, … Read More

More crippling ransomware hacks ‘to be expected’

MOSCOW — In the future, hackers are going to use more viruses like the one that was released on the internet last month, which has infected thousands of computers across the world, Dr. Binoy Kampmark, Senior Lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne told Radio Sputnik. On Friday, computer systems across the world were attacked by … Read More

Scientists develop tool to predict dangerous Solar storms

MOSCOW — An international team of scientists at UC Berkeley has developed a software model to predict a particular form of solar storm, making it possible to guard against widespread electromagnetic damage to communication networks and power grids on Earth. With funding from NASA, an international team at the Space Sciences Laboratory at University of … Read More

Math model to help design new materials for storing electricity

SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers have devised a mathematical model for designing new materials for storing electricity, an approach different from chemists and materials scientists who traditionally rely on trial and error to create materials for batteries and capacitors. “The potential here is that you could build batteries that last much longer and make them much … Read More