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Gareth Dorrian

Gareth Dorrian

Post Doctoral Research Associate in Space Science, Nottingham Trent University
I graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 2002 with a BSc. in Physics with Planetary and Space Physics. I then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Space Science, at University College London. Finally I graduated with a PhD from Aberystwyth University (name changed between undergrad & PhD). I studied large scale structure in the Solar Wind as my thesis topic.

Since then I have held research positions in the fields of Solar Physics, Space Science, and Geomagnetism. Currently I study the interaction between the Ionosphere and the neutral atmosphere.

Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

Feb 26, 2021 14:24 pm UTC| Science

Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan blasted off from the Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon in their lunar module Challenger on December 14 1972. Five days later, they splashed down safely in the Pacific, closing the Apollo...

SpaceX astronaut launch: here's the rocket science it must get right

May 29, 2020 14:17 pm UTC| Science

Two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, will make history by travelling to the International Space Station in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule. It will also be...

Four graphs that suggest we can't blame climate change on solar activity

Jan 28, 2020 08:44 am UTC| Nature

The past decade (2010-2019) was the hottest on record and five of the top 10 warmest single years have all occurred since 2015, according to reports released by the UK Met Office and the World Meteorological...

Space milestones: here are the missions to look forward to in 2020

Jan 06, 2020 17:03 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

Last year was an excellent year for space exploration, with the icing on the Christmas cake the first ever image acquired of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope. This year, 2020, is set to be interesting too....

SpaceX Dragon 2 set for nail-biting landing – here's the rocket science

Mar 09, 2019 06:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

If all goes to plan, a fiery Dragon will light up the sky over the Atlantic before hopefully cooling off with a watery splashdown on March 8. The SpaceX Dragon 2 capsule is of enormous significance for spaceflight as it...

NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here's why that's a brilliant idea

Oct 16, 2018 14:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural...

Five reasons to forget Mars for now and return to the moon

Aug 21, 2018 16:24 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

Hopes of colonising Mars rest on the premise that we could terraform the red planet, making it habitable for humans with a breathable atmosphere and clement temperatures. However, a recent study cast doubt on the idea,...

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Economy

Hyundai Heavy Industries inks deal with 9 groups for East Sea green hydrogen project

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) signed a deal with nine entities to build a 100-megawatt plant to produce hydrogen from seawater using electric power generated in a floating offshore wind farm in the East Sea by 2025 and...

Namyang Dairy involved in a new scandal over patent

Namyang Dairy Product recently lost two of its leaders - chairman Hong Won Sik and CEO Lee Kwang Bum this week. The two decided to leave over the controversies created by the companys claim about the effectiveness of its...

Sony brought to court for PlayStation Store exclusivity practice

Sony is the latest major company that may be facing a lawsuit. The Japanese company may be sued as its PlayStation Store reportedly stopped allowing third-party stores such as Amazon and Best Buy to sell its digital game...

Wendy's introduces new burger called Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger

Wendys is offering something new, and it is not a chicken sandwich. Taking a short break from the chicken war, the fast-food chain introduced its newest cheeseburger called the Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger. Market Watch...

Roche Diagnostics Korea gets a nod for its COVID-19 test

Roche Diagnostics Korea revealed on Thursday, May 6, that it was granted approval for its Cobas test, a testing device used to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus in laboratories. Roche Diagnostics...

Politics

Donald Trump social media ban: Facebook oversight board to announce decision on ex-POTUS' suspension

Former President Donald Trump has been away from social media for several months following the January 6 insurrection. Facebook is already turning to its oversight board to make a decision regarding the former presidents...

Joe Biden COVID-19 vaccine: House Democrats want POTUS to waive vaccine patents

With over 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines already administered, many are now urging US President Joe Biden to provide help to other countries. House Democrats are now urging Biden to waive the vaccine patents...

Hillary Clinton warns of consequences the US will face following withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

US President Joe Bidens decision to finally withdraw US troops from Afghanistan was met with mixed reactions across the board. While many praised the decision, others, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,...

Nancy Pelosi blasts House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for promoting COVID-19 relief plan provision despite opposition

The successful passage of Joe Bidens COVID-19 relief plan was done on party lines without any support from Republican lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy for promoting...

Science

First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem

Scientists have created the worlds first monkey embryos containing human cells in an attempt to investigate how the two types of cell develop alongside each other. The embryos, which were derived from a macaque and then...

Shifting toward 'open peer review'

Twenty years ago, it was difficult to find information about local restaurants, except from the restaurants themselves. Now, thanks to the Internet, independent evaluations are easy to find. Its past time we make that the...

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flight on Mars opens up new frontiers in space exploration

History has been made on Mars: NASAs Ingenuity helicopter just achieved the first powered and controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity is a small, lightweight, drone-like helicopter that was carried on the...

How we found hints of new particles or forces of nature – and why it could change physics

Seven years ago, a huge magnet was transported over 3,200 miles (5,150km) across land and sea, in the hope of studying a subatomic particle called a muon. Muons are closely related to electrons, which orbit every atom...

How scientists are restoring boreal peatlands to help keep carbon in the ground

Peatlands are one of the most valuable terrestrial ecosystems in our fight against climate change. These deep layers of partially decayed plants and other organic material are tens of thousands of years old. Globally,...

Technology

Google Account users to be automatically enrolled in two-factor authentication ‘soon'

Google celebrated World Password Day by reminding its users how vulnerable these sets of characters can be. On that note, the tech giant announced its plan to have Google Account users be automatically enrolled to...

E3 2021 adds Square Enix, Bandai Namco, Gearbox, and Sega in participating companies

More well-known video game developers and publishers are confirmed to join this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The announcement comes nearly a month after the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) confirmed...

Nintendo has now sold more than 84 million Switch consoles

Nintendo Switch continues to reach new records in terms of unit sales amid a year of pandemic and the launch of new-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The Japanese video games giant has updates the portable consoles...

Krafton relaunches ‘PUBG Mobile’ as ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’ in the region

The much-awaited announcement of PUBG Mobiles relaunch for Indian gamers finally happened with the franchises South Korean developer, Krafton, leading the efforts. The company also maintained that the players privacy and...
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