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South Carolina Coast Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

South Carolina Coast Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Florence Forecasters also warned that large swells, which will cause "life threatening surf and rip currents", are already hitting Bermuda and parts of the east coast. Most of the state of Hawaii was under either a tropical storm warning or watch on Monday morning, as Hurricane Olivia bears westward, with 85 miles per hour winds. [Full Article...]

Hurricanes Isaac and Florence continue to pose problems for Caribbean countries

Hurricanes Isaac and Florence continue to pose problems for Caribbean countries It threatened to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast by the end of the week. With winds of over 105mph, Florence is category 2 hurricane. "Swells will remain very rough to the south and east for Wednesday while gradually shifting southerly as Florence moves away to our southwest". [Full Article...]

Alien life detected by artificial intelligence? Mystery radio signals heard in space

Alien life detected by artificial intelligence? Mystery radio signals heard in space While most fast radio bursts are one-offs, the source here, FRB 121102 , is unique in emitting repeated bursts. The source and mechanism of FRBs are still mysterious. Reanalysing the 2017 data, the team found an additional 72 bursts not detected originally. Researchers trained what is known as a convolutional neural network to look for the signals, then set it loose on the data like a truff... [Full Article...]

Isaac Is Now A Hurricane; Helene Gains Strength

The very center of that bullseye may be Camp Lejeune, the sprawling Marine Corps training base, where authorities were opening emergency operation centers and staging equipment. "We here in North Carolina are bracing for a hard hit", Cooper said Monday. “As a public safety note, the south shore will experience unsettled surf conditions associated with Hurricane Florence , and the public is enco... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence causing 85-mph winds, will become major hurricane Monday

Hurricane Florence causing 85-mph winds, will become major hurricane Monday Henry McMaster said Monday, vowing that state officials "are not going to gamble" with people's lives. And it would be the first major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) to hit the East Coast since Jeanne, which struck Florida in 2004. On Friday, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency and urged residents to use the weekend to prepare for the possibility of a natural disas... [Full Article...]

California Just Committed to 100% Carbon-Free Power by 2045

Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that aims to eliminate fossil fuel use for electricity by 2045 and serves as a rebuke to US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. "There's no understating the importance of this measure", Brown said moments before signing the bill. The bill received strong support from environmental activists, renewable energy companies and public health groups . [Full Article...]

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket with Telstar Communications Satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the Telstar 18 Vantage communications satellite into orbit early Monday morning (Sept. 10) before returning for a spectacular drone-ship landing in the Atlantic Ocean. The Telstar 18 VANTAGE's coverage reaches across Asia all the way to Hawaii - in both C and Ku-bands - enabling direct connectivity between any point in Asia and the Americas. [Full Article...]

Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane

Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane USA landfall could come Friday between Charleston , South Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia , the Hurricane Center said. He said the storm surge could reach as high as 10ft (3m) and estimated that one million residents would be leaving the coast. [Full Article...]

Strengthening Hurricane Florence targets U.S. southeast

Strengthening Hurricane Florence targets U.S. southeast The South Carolina governor ordered the state's entire coastline to be evacuated starting at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 million people would flee. Still, the latest models are modestly better for SC. For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rains to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as... [Full Article...]

Heavier rain expected Sunday morning, flood watches in effect through Monday

Heavier rain expected Sunday morning, flood watches in effect through Monday Louis metro between 12-2PM. Two to three inches of rain could fall over the region Sunday night through Monday , with the steadiest and heaviest rains expected later Sunday night , and localized higher amounts are possible. Major rises on the smaller rivers can be expected . Expect the possibility of flooding along regional streams and creeks, as well as in normal low lying areas. [Full Article...]

Nasa's Curiosity Rover takes spectacular panoramic selfie on Mars

Nasa's Curiosity Rover takes spectacular panoramic selfie on Mars The interactive image, which NASA released today (Sept. 6), shows the diverse terrain of Vera Rubin Ridge, which the car-size rover has been exploring for about a year. For instance, a specific ledge on the ridge is believed to be made up of tougher material, whereas a portion underneath the ledge has considerably softer rocks. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Helene the second of 3 storms brewing in Atlantic

Hurricane Helene the second of 3 storms brewing in Atlantic The National Hurricane Center said Florence is expected to slam into the coast around North and SC as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane on Thursday or Friday. "Take mid-August to mid-October, that period accounts for 87% of category 1 and 2 hurricane days and a staggering 96% of "major" hurricane days - (Categories 3, 4 and 5)", he said. [Full Article...]

Carolinas brace for extremely unsafe Hurricane Florence

Carolinas brace for extremely unsafe Hurricane Florence It's expected to become at least a Category 3 hurricane before it hits the mainland USA around SC and North Carolina, likely on Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday. Hurricane Isaac has seriously weakened recently due to the wind shear in the Atlantic. The eye of the storm is expected to fall on Wilmington, North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Isaac Maintains Strength As It Heads West

Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has been hit by only one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 130 miles per hour winds , in 1954. "Wait was about 20 min - long but fast-moving". "I plan to do most of my cooking on the grill". Isaac is one of three hurricanes in the Atlantic as of Monday. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches New Communications Satellite, Sticks Rocket Landing

It was deployed approximately 32 minutes after lift off, according to SpaceX . SpaceX did not attempt to recover the nose cone of the rocket, known as the payload fairing. Built by the California-based aerospace company SSL, the new satellite "will replace and expand on the capabilities of Telesat's Telstar 18 satellite", which first launched in 2004, SpaceX officials said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Governor Ige Signs Emergency Proclamation in Anticipation of Hurricane Lane

Governor Ige Signs Emergency Proclamation in Anticipation of Hurricane Lane The storm's risky center could make landfall as it moves past the islands from Thursday through Saturday. The forecast puts the storm very close to the islands, with a direct landfall possible later this week. Already, the effects of the hurricane are forming powerful waves on Hawaii's east coast. So far, about 1,500 people, mostly on Oahu, were in emergency shelters, said Brad Kieserman of th... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation suggests sabotage on the International Space Station

Russian Federation suggests sabotage on the International Space Station Space station astronauts patched a small hole in the upper orbital module of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft (left) on August 30, 2018. He also speculated that it could have occurred after the spacecraft reached orbit on 6 June 2018. "One of the possibilities is the spacecraft might have been damaged in the final assembly hangar". However, they were told to look for the source of the leak as soon as ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Olivia: Category 2 storm heads toward Hawaii, forecast, path, track

Hurricane Olivia: Category 2 storm heads toward Hawaii, forecast, path, track The eye of the storm was 295 miles east-northeast of Hilo and 450 miles east of Honolulu as of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's 11 a.m. HST update. A satellite image, supplied by the US National Weather Service, shows Hurricane Hector, a category four, as it moves towards the south of Hawaii . [Full Article...]

Scientists figured out how to green the Sahara

Scientists figured out how to green the Sahara The increased precipitation and vegetation could supply food and water to local communities. Their findings were published today in Science . Dr. Li said that it was the first time anybody had done this. "The greater nighttime warming takes place because wind turbines can enhance the vertical mixing and bring down warmer air from above", the authors explained. [Full Article...]

Carolinas Anticipate Hit By Major Hurricane Florence Next Week

Carolinas Anticipate Hit By Major Hurricane Florence Next Week According to the 5 a.m. update on the storm , "Florence is forecast to be a unsafe major hurricane near the southeast US coast by late this week, and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase". It was about 1,500 miles from the easternmost Caribbean islands on Sunday and could become a hurricane later in the day. It is still unclear where the storm will make landfall, but the current track... [Full Article...]


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