NASA spacecraft hits asteroid in planetary defense test | space news

In the world’s first attempt to alter the motion of an asteroid, scientists hope this method can prevent a collision with Earth. A NASA spacecraft is set to collide with an asteroid, in an unprecedented test designed to prevent potentially devastating collisions with Earth. NASA’s Dual Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will hit the asteroid … Read more

No, you will not be robbed by banks at GIC rates. Plus, what’s inside the “fixed distributions” portfolio that outperforms the benchmark

Amid the carnage of high interest rates, GIC returns are a good news story. But as much as the prices of guaranteed investment certificates go up in 2022, investors are not satisfied. One of the questions I hear a lot from readers at the moment is why the GIC rates are not rising along with … Read more

Opinion: Customer service has become the absolute contradiction

The task seemed simple enough: buy a small gadget to boost the intermittent cell phone signal in my house so that I don’t need to walk up and down the driveway to find a place to make calls. I was told such boosters weren’t cheap, but they were easy to find – most had them … Read more

Elon Musk lights up in green to activate Starlink network for Iranians | Protest news

Legal guidance has been changed by the US government on expanding internet services to Iranians despite US sanctions on the country. The US government has given SpaceX CEO Elon Musk the green light to activate its Starlink satellite internet service to help Iranians protesting the death of a woman in police custody. Access to social … Read more

The eruption of the Tonga volcano was unusual, it could even warm the earth

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — When an undersea volcano in Tonga erupted in January, its watery eruption was massive and unusual — and scientists are still trying to understand its effects. The volcano, known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, released millions of tons of water vapor high into the atmosphere, according to The study was published … Read more

The eruption of the Tonga volcano was unusual, it could even warm the earth

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — When an undersea volcano in Tonga erupted in January, its watery eruption was massive and unusual — and scientists are still trying to understand its effects. The volcano, known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, released millions of tons of water vapor high into the atmosphere, according to The study was published … Read more

Explainer: Why does a NASA spacecraft collide with an asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) – In a first-of-its-kind experiment to save the world, NASA is about to hit a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. A spacecraft called DART will be working on the asteroid on Monday, bent on hitting it head-on at 14,000 miles per hour (22,500 kilometers per hour). The impact should … Read more

Explainer: Why does a NASA spacecraft collide with an asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) – In a first-of-its-kind experiment to save the world, NASA is about to hit a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. A spacecraft called DART will be working on the asteroid on Monday, bent on hitting it head-on at 14,000 miles per hour (22,500 kilometers per hour). The impact should … Read more

The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to the highest level since 2008 | Business and Economics News

Intensifying its war against chronic high inflation, the US Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate by three-quarters of a large point for the third time in a row, an aggressive pace that raises the risk of an eventual recession. The Fed’s move on Wednesday boosted the benchmark short-term interest rate, which affects many consumer … Read more

US refiners eye Canadian oil once strategic reserve closes the taps

A maze of crude oil pipelines and valves at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, on June 9, 2016.Richard Carson/Reuters US refiners are expected to buy more Canadian oil after the Biden administration ended releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) this fall, traders said, adding that this should boost the price of Canadian … Read more