Why our earthly days are getting longer | Life

Why our earthly days are getting longer |  Life

At the moment days are getting longer and we don’t know why. The Earth is taking a bit longer to rotate on its axis. We have known for decades that the speed at which our Earth spins varies. For example, on Boxing Day, 2004, there was a huge earthquake in the Indian Ocean. A 1,500 … Read more

Is it illegal for a driver to speed up while you’re trying to pass them?

Is it illegal for a driver to speed up while you’re trying to pass them?

We just drove from Victoria to Calgary and back with a dog and two kids. When we got to Alberta, there were a few times where drivers sped up when we tried to pass. They’d be going just at the speed limit and then floored it to 120 kilometers an hour as we passed. This … Read more

Astronomers Have Detected a Rotating Galaxy From The Early Days of The Universe

Astronomers Have Detected a Rotating Galaxy From The Early Days of The Universe

A team of astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to find a slowly-rotating galaxy in the early Universe. That galaxy is the youngest ever found with a measured rotation, and it’s much slower than present-day galaxies. All galaxies rotate, usually at incredible speeds. For example, the Milky Way galaxy has a rotation speed of over … Read more

Why do EV fast chargers slow once the charge hits 80 per cent?

Why do EV fast chargers slow once the charge hits 80 per cent?

On the first long trip we took in our Nissan Leaf, we charged to 100 per cent at every DC fast charger because we wanted the extra charge as a backup. But we noticed that the fast charging was only fast until the battery reached 80 per cent – ​​that took about 40 minutes, but … Read more

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike in move that could further threaten Canada’s supply chains

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike in move that could further threaten Canada’s supply chains

CN Rail locomotives are moved on tracks past cargo containers sitting on idle train cars at port in Vancouver, on Friday, February 21, 2020.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Workers in signals and communications have gone on strike at Canadian National Railway Co. in a development that threatens to exacerbate transport bottlenecks across the country in the … Read more

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike after failing to reach contract, union negotiator says

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike after failing to reach contract, union negotiator says

Workers in signals and communications have gone on strike at Canadian National Railway Co. CNR-T in a development that threatens to exacerbate transport bottlenecks across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 750 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Canada walked off the job Saturday after failing to agree … Read more

Researchers Just Set a New Record For Data Transmission Speed

Researchers Just Set a New Record For Data Transmission Speed

Even if you’re enjoying gloriously fast broadband at home wherever you live in the world, you’re still going to be a long, long way behind the new record for data transmission: an incredible 1.02 petabits per second. That’s a million gigabits shifted down a line every single second. The record was set by a team … Read more

Ingenuity Was Supposed to Have Only 5 Flights. Watch Its Glorious 25th Flight on Mars!

Ingenuity Was Supposed to Have Only 5 Flights.  Watch Its Glorious 25th Flight on Mars!

When Mars helicopter Ingenuity was packed off on a one-way trip to the red planet, its engineers had a plan for five flights. That didn’t mean more flights were not on the cards; in fact, it’s normal for NASA’s spacecraft mission parameters to be set conservatively. But late last year, NASA extended the mission indefinitely, … Read more