Ted Cruz booed over not endorsing Donald Trump during RNC speech

Cleveland, OH – Former Republican presidential candidate’s, Ted Cruz, decision not to endorse nominee Donald Trump, has caused a major backlash, expressed both by party members and voters.

Mr. Cruz told delegates and convention attendees to “vote their conscience” instead of urging them to directly vote for Mr. Trump.

It is worth noting that a number of leading Republican voices have clarified that they will be backing Mr. Trump for the November election, despite the fact that they had opposed his policies in the past.

To those listening, please, don’t stay home in November. If you love our country, and love your children as much as I know you do, stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution,” Mr. Cruz said during the convention.

Mr. Curz mentioned Mr. Trump only once during his speech, just to congratulate him for clinching the nomination.

As it was becoming apparent that Mr. Cruz was not planning to endorse Mr. Trump at that particular speech, the cheers suddenly became boos, while security escorted Mrs. Cruz out of the arena because ““it was volatile and the Trump folks were physically approaching and confrontationally yelling,”, Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli told ABC News through text.

“People from my own delegation were physically approaching her while yelling at her. So, I physically moved media out of her way, and got in the way of my own delegation so she could clear by and get out of the arena,” Mr. Cuccinelli further added.

Furthermore, Mr. Cruz not endorsing Donald Trump does not come as much of a surprise, considering the rivalry the two had, especially during the last month of the race.

Days before Mr. Cruz dropped from the race, Mr. Trump negatively commented on Mrs. Cruz looks, while he also alleged that Mr. Cruz’s father could have been an associate to JFK’s murder.

Via: The New York Times

Secret Russian orbital spacecrafts sparke security concerns

Two secret Russian spacecrafts orbiting the Earth continue to be a source of security concerns to people in the West and the world in general, and the reason is not far-fetched: no one knows whether the orbital spacecrafts are spy-sats, weaponized machinery, or a plain communication infrastructure.

Variously called the Kosmos 2499, Object 2014-28E, and the NORAD 39765, the spacecrafts have been in orbit for quite some time, and they way they were launched into space attracts some suspicions as to their various purposes. The first one was launched December 2013 when a Rockot booster carrying three new sats was dispatched to replenish the Rodnik communications satellite constellations: the secret spacecraft was launched into space under the guise of the aforementioned operations.

The second secret spacecraft took off in May 2014 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome after another Rockot booster went off into space with three military satellites – the fourth object happened to be the said robot.

A research director at think-tank Chatham House and an expert in space security, Patricia Lewis believes that “whatever it is, [Object 2014-28E] looks experimental. It could have a number of functions, some civilian and some military. One possibility is for some kind of grabber bar. Another would be kinetic pellets which shoot out at another satellite. Or possibly there could be a satellite-to-satellite cyber attack or jamming.”

But in the light of the Cold War, no one wants to take any chances with silent Moscow. And no one wants a weaponized anti-satellite robot that could shoot down other sats right out of the sky, or a space war machine that is capable of shooting holes across nations at the touch of a button in some remote control cabin. It could also be some sort of experimental craft, but whatever the case, why aren’t the Russians saying anything?

The Center of the Galaxy M60-UCD1 Possess a Supermassive Black Hole!

The M60-UCD1 which is a tiny galaxy in comparison to others is found to have a supermassive black hole at its center. This has been discovered recently by a team of international team of astronomers.

The lead researchers of the team, Anil Seth have stated in a press release, “It is the smallest and lightest object that we know of that has a supermassive black hole. It’s also one of the most black hole-dominated galaxies known. This finding suggests that dwarf galaxies may actually be the stripped remnants of larger galaxies that were torn apart during collisions with other galaxies, rather than small islands of stars born in isolation. We don’t know of any other way you could make a black hole so big in an object this small.”

The M60-UCD1 is based about 50 million light-years away from Earth and its size is much smaller than even our Milky Way. With a diameter of only 300 light-years, this tiny galaxy is 1/500th of the diameter of our galaxy. This little galaxy was discovered long with many other galaxies based in the space, by the astronomers. The 300 lightyears, this tiny galaxy has, are packed with 140 million stars.
But in spite of being the smallest in size, these galaxies use to have massive block holes in it.

Stating further, the co-researcher of the study Steffen Mieske of the European Southern Observatory said, “We had already published a study that suggested this additional weight could come from the presence of supermassive black holes, but it was only a theory. Now, by studying the movement of the stars within M60-UCD1, we have detected the effects of such a black hole at its center.”

It is through the Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii that the astronomers detected the presence of the black hole. The images of the galaxies captured by the telescopes were studied carefully to determine is there is any effect of the unseen black hole and to know more about it. The astronomers could find that the black hole has about 21 million Suns in it which is five times more massive than the black hole found to be based at the center of the Milky Way. The massiveness of this black hole is could be realized on finding that it is about 15 percent of the total mass of M60-UCD1.

A “Soft ExoSuit” is in Process!

A “soft ExoSuit” that can act as a robotic suit and may prove useful in multiple purposes, especially to the soldiers and to the rescuers, is under the process of being developed by a tam of researchers at the Harvard University. The is Conor J. Walsh, an assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard that are working together to conduct the research and finally develop the suit.

The benefits of this ExoSuit are expected to be multiple and major. Once it is developed, the soldiers are going to be particularly helped in carrying heavy loads, arms etc to far away places while being on their mission and this will also conserve their energy to make them capable of travelling to more places than before.

It is only after the DARPA launched their Warrior Web program that the team of researchers under Walsh’s lead has proceeded to think and act on a concept like this. According to the lead author, the motif behind their study was to accomplish the question “Can you make a robot soft enough and apply enough support that it has a positive effect on a person’s mobility?” Although Darpa were the original thinker behind the idea, they wanted to develop it to help the soldiers in the military services. But Walsh and his team is aiming to make it useful and beneficial for many other professionals like the rescue teams while rescuing victims in disaster, to the hikers to be used while trekking, for the fire fighters who need to carry victims out of the danger and still fight with the lack of oxygen situation and also for some others like the disabled people, veterans, stroke victims, etc.

The best part is that, to make the effort fruitful and to make it more effective to all walks of people, a number of people belonging to different professions have come together. As it is going to be a wearable robot, so different professionals like the biomechanics to ensure a comfortable walking, the engineers for a hi-tech robot design, the apparel professionals for dressing up the robot and so on have landed their hands together in the making of the soft exosuit.

Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus Discovered: The Biggest Dinosaur Discovered!

Scientists have finally announced the discovery of the biggest dinosaur predator on earth which is known as the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. The particular characteristic for which it stands apart from other dinosaurs of the yesteryears is its ability to swim which makes it capable of residing in water, in addition to its characteristic of being the biggest.

Spinosaurus, as discovered in the Moroccan, has 7-foot spines on its back. It was capable of staying both in land and water and was once a dangerous water hunter with its jaws like those of the crocodiles. According to its body measures, it is almost 2.5 meters longer than the Tyrannosaurus rex. Basing on the body features of the Spinosaurus it is considered as the only known real dinosaur who adapted a life of semi-aquatic.

Although there were other aquatic dinosaurs as well like the plesiosauruses but in actuality there were reptiles, not dinosaurs in true sense. The age of the Spinosaurus date back to the period when the Cretaceous used to exist on earth; i.e., 95 million years ago. At first the dinosaurs use to be four footed, as the Spinosaurus was but later on its successors’ physical development deferred. Mention can be made of the Tyrannosaurus rex , Allosaurus and Giganotosaurus in this context which used to stood upright on their hind legs.

The Spinosaurus had a front-heavy build, flat hind feet which according to the paleontologists might were used for paddling in water and a flexible tail. Its jaws were extended and had conical teeth which again, according to the scientists were used for trapping and eating the slippery fish. According to the study, it ruled the North African river system from Morocco to Egypt.

Nizar Ibrahim, a University of Chicago paleontologist under whose lead the study was conducted, said, “The animal is unlike any other predatory dinosaur. There’s no blueprint for it. There’s no modern-day equivalent for it. It’s looking at a completely new kind of animal.”

California Blue Whales Reports A Historic Comeback!

Unbelievable but true that the California blue whales known as the largest animals on Earth, which was once near to be extinct from this earth have started making a comeback by showing a remarkable increase in its number.

It was during the 19th Century when the blue whale was found to be decreasing in number raising a certain threat of the animal disappearing from this world. But fortunately that is not going to happen as according to a study released on Friday conducted by a University of Washington, there are now about 2,200 of them in the water. This is 97 percent of historical levels and has set a historic record showing to be the only population of blue whales’ recovery.

Cole Monnahan, a University of Washington doctoral student who also is the lead author of the study, said, “The recovery of California blue whales from whaling demonstrates the ability of blue whale populations to rebuild under careful management and conservation measures.”

Although this is a praiseworthy progress on the part of the blue whales, but at the same time there is still a tension prevailing regarding the largest whales. The adult whales that measure nearly 100 feet (30 meters) in length and weigh 190 tons (172 tonnes) are often being struck by ships off the California coast and this is causing the death of whales. According to the conservation groups at least 11 blue whales are struck in that way along the U.S. West Coast every year and this is four times the “potential biological removal” level of 3.1 permitted under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act. So, together with the conservation of the whales, their safety under water too needs to be reconsidered by the water transport dept.

Tim Branch, an assistant professor of aquatic and fishery sciences of the University of Washington, said, “Even accepting our results that the current level of ship strikes is not going to cause overall population declines, there is still going to be an ongoing concern that we don’t want these whales killed by ships.”

‘Blob-Like’ Proteins Shows New Promises in Treating any Disease

Found in a new study conducted by the researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Center, an unknown tiny particle that looks like cloud can be used to get amazing benefits in the treatment of several diseases. These tiny proteins have the capacity of moving around the cells and disappear within it.

The researchers of the study have named these cloudy structures as ‘assemblages’. For knowing more about these proteins and its benefits, scientists have taken help of all the theories and earlier research works. The researches conducted on protein biochemistry and biophysics is especially consulted by the scientists for further help.

The assemblages, as found by the scientists till now, intrinsically disordered structures that are usually built up of proteins, but it may not always be so. As these are disordered structures they do not form shapes to fit into other proteins. It is only after a process called ‘phase separation’ that these assemblages are shaped into gel-like structures and then they interact with RNA and other protein forms.

A professor at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Department of Oncology and Pediatrics, Jeffrey Toretsky briefs, “I want to know what these assemblages are doing in Ewing sarcoma, the disease I concentrate on – and I would think all other researchers who study human biology would want to know their functions in both health and disease. Current drug-discovery dogma suggests that it is very hard to make a small molecule to prevent two structured proteins from interacting. However, small molecules have a greater likelihood of disrupting intrinsically disordered protein-protein interactions.”

It is since last five years only that scientists have come to know about these proteins, as stated by Toretsky. It is the transitional property of the proteins which can help in cell health and offer remedy in disease treatment.

Eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano may Wash Away Top US Cities

The only thing that the top United States cities like Miami, Los Angeles, New York, etc., can hope now is the calm down of the Yellowstone supervolcano because if it erupts by any way then it may be the end of those cities.

LA, NYC, and Miami along with some other major cities in the US fall within the nearest area of the supervolcano and any impact, bigger, or smaller will have effects on these cities. All these cities are situated in the neighboring area of the supervolcano that once it erupts, there will be no place to hide for its residents. This is not all, there is a threat to other cities as well, which are based thousands and thousands of miles away from the central point.

Lying beneath the beautiful Yellowstone National Park, surrounded by lakes and mountains, the Yellowstone Caldera is an active volcano. The reason for it being considered as one of the most terrible volcanoes is that it has geothermal features in an amount which can be considered as equal to the half of the entire world. The supervolcano is consisted of lava flows and rocks to be able to burn down anything and everything coming its way.

There have been regular rumors on the eruption of the supervolcano from time to time creating a threat and tension among people. It was in March this year when even a video of bison stampeding through the park went viral. Even in the same week of the rumor, an earthquake measuring 4.8 magnitude too shook the northwest section of the park raising more fear of the eruption.

Now, the concern is for the US and its top cities which possesses a great threat from the supervolcano and the latest study based on a recent computer modeling system is creating quite a terror among people. The report says, not only the top cities, in fact, the ones based thousands of miles away from the Yellowstone National Park too will be burnt down.

Super Moon Treats To the Eyes on Sunday Night

On Sunday night, August 10, the Super Moon occurred in the sky letting the Missourians and others around the country enjoy a clear view of it.

The Super Moon, in scientific terms, is defined as the “coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.”

The arrival of the Super Moon is, however, not regarded as a much pleasing thing as its appearance is being associated with the ocean and the crustal tides. Wikipedia states that the Super Moon’s occurrence may lead to risks like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to its relation to the ocean and the tides. However, the evidences have made the story unconvincing so far. Since its appearance on last Sunday to till now no risks have been witnessed and there have been no increase in measurable earthquakes in the New Madrid fault region.

Astrologers term the Super Moon as the “perigee-syzygy” of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. Spectators found the view of the Super Moon occurring on the last Sunday as the best and also it was the largest of the year so far appearing to be 30 percent brighter and 16 percent bigger than the moon occurred in January. The Sunday’s Super Moon became full only in 26 minutes after its closest pass to earth. The next and closest Super Moon to be witnessed in this year will occur on Tuesday, September 9.

SpaceX constructs a pad launch platform in South Texas

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX has announced plans to build a pad launch facility in Brownsville, Texas, and he made this known through a press release issued from the office of the governor of Texas, Gov. Rick Perry. SpaceX is private spaceflight company that has successfully launched a satellite and even docked an unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule at the International Space Station.

According to SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, the intended pad launch facility will have “a vertical launch area and control center to support 12 commercial launches per year”, and it will also be able to launch specialized spacecrafts like the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy amidst other smaller suborbital vehicles. Although SpaceX is just coming down to Brownsville, the spacecraft company already has a Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas.

The government of Texas has provided a funding of $2.3 million to help SpaceX in its bid, and a further $13 was released from the Spaceport Trust Fund to assist SpaceX in establishing a base in Brownsville. And the reason for this is not far-fetched, it is estimated that the proposed SpaceX facility will boost job creations and even bring in $85 million income stream into the state of Texas.

Musk is full of appreciation to Gov. Perry, and he states that “we appreciate the support of Gov. Perry and numerous other federal, state, and local officials who have partnered with us to make this vision a reality. In addition to creating hundreds of high tech jobs for the Texas workforce, this site will inspire students, expand the supplier base and attract tourists to the south Texas area.” Earlier, Musk had expressed delight and stated that “SpaceX is excited to expand our work in Texas with the world’s first commercial launch complex designed specifically for orbital missions.”

Last ATV Cargo ship takes off for space

The word “cargo ship” indicates that the space ship that took off from the International Space Station atop an Ariane 5 rocket in French Guiana was indeed big and mighty. In fact, it weighs 13 tons and is the heaviest ATV-5 ever carried by an Ariane 5, according to the European Space Agency. The space ship is almost as big as a double-decker bus, and it was fully loaded with over 7 tons of food, water, spare parts, clothing, and scientific equipment.

It is estimated to arrive the space’s orbiting lab on August 12, and it will sure take its time in getting there. It is the last ATV space ship to be launched into space, and no other one like it will go again except for some other types of space craft.

It is also noted that it will end its journey and usefulness this time in space, during which time it will help space engineers to collect useful scientific data that could be used for future missions.

If you’ve been wondering where the ATV-5 got its name, it was named after Georges Lemaitre, a Belgian priest and astronomer that propounded the big bang theory. The ESA is in the habit of naming ATV vehicles after European scientists and other great thinkers. And in this regard, the ATV-5 has not failed to live up to its billing. It is in fact the fifth ESA’s ATV to go into space atop an Ariane 5 rocket – and that is why it is named the ATV-5.

This last mission for the ATV-5’s blast into space marks another breakthrough from the European Space Agency, and it foretells its successes in future missions of equal magnitude. It had done four successful missions in the past, and this fifth one marks the last it will undertake before it is eventually rested for life.

The world is mastering space technology on daily basis, and each country is gearing up to see what it can learn from outer space and how this impacts on our lives down here.