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5 photos of Hurricane Florence

The state of North Carolina is preparing for a major storm. "This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast". "We will experience power outages, we will have infrastructure damaged, there will be homes damaged, and there will be debris on the roads", said Jeff Byard, an official from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [Full Article...]

Evacuations in United States ahead of Hurricane Florence

The National Hurricane Center's best guess was that Florence would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station Because Hurricane Florence is so unbelievably massive, astronauts had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the monstrous storm from space. This photo from Arnold is one of many on his Twitter feed of the Earth from the International Space Station. "Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.... [Full Article...]

Search-and-rescue team from Maryland heads to SC before storm

In a morning news conference, Gov. Roy Cooper warned that residents in every part of North Carolina will feel Florence's impact this weekend and should prepare - especially for flooding. "Been through it!" Belli said, referring to Hurricane Hugo , which caused widespread damage in SC in 1989. It changed course overnight promising to bring even worse devastation to the Carolinas and even parts a... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence from space: "A no-kidding nightmare"

Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut who's now orbiting Earth from 250 miles up, has a warning for humans on the planet below him. "T$3 his is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you". Six Expedition 56 crew members started off the day working on life science and spacesuit management, according to NASA, but their special view Hurricane Florence captured their attention. [Full Article...]

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. And here is video from inside Hurricane Florence. "Some strengthening is forecast through tonight". Hurricane Florence is a Category-4 storm that's headed for the US East Coast and predicted to start impacting SC and North Carolina as early... [Full Article...]

New terrain map of Antarctica accurately depicts continent in "stunning detail"

New terrain map of Antarctica accurately depicts continent in In a statement published on September 4, REMA project principal investigator Ian Howat , from Ohio State University , said that planet Mars had a better map than Antarctica prior to REMA. The result is a map that can be scaled down to a resolution of 2 to 8 meters - a massive improvement over the previous 1,000 meters. "Now we'll be able to see changes in melting and deposition of ice ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast While a man who gave his name as Joe, a contractor from Carolina, admitted he was "scared" but said he had survived storms before and was determined to make it through this one. The latest projection for the path of the storm , released Sunday , shows the storm track centered on Wilmington, N.C., with forecasters predicting it will be a "dangerous major hurricane" by the time it reaches the ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Tracker: Warnings Sent Out for North, South Carolina

Hurricane Florence Tracker: Warnings Sent Out for North, South Carolina Tropical storm force winds are expected inland to the I-95 corridor.right up to Florence , South Carolina . "FEMA resources are going to the Virginia-Carolina area to be in place before the storm hits", Goldstein said . Virgin Islands, and 24 died in other areas of the Caribbean. Fran, a Category 3 storm, made landfall in the Cape Fear, N.C., area. The National Hurricane Centre said it wa... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Threatening Georgia And Carolinas

People drive over a drawbridge in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as they evacuate the area in advance of Hurricane Florence , Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence is still a Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 130 miles per hour. Storm-surge watch: Edisto Beach, South Carolina to South Santee River, South Carolina and North of Duck, North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... More than a million people are expected to flee low-lying areas, as SC and Virginia ordered mandatory evacuations of coastal areas starting on Tuesday. This region will be particularly susceptible to flooding because of far-above-normal rainfall in the region since May. In addition, because the ground is likely to be saturated, trees will be vulnerable... [Full Article...]

Artificial Intelligence Beats Astronomers At Finding Fast Radio Bursts From the Universe

Artificial Intelligence Beats Astronomers At Finding Fast Radio Bursts From the Universe Theories range from highly magnetized neutron stars, blasted by gas streams near to a supermassive black hole, to suggestions that the burst properties are consistent with signatures of technology developed by an advanced civilization. The new AI found 72 fast radio bursts (FRBs) emitted by distant galaxies from the same region of the Universe, said Breakthrough Initiatives' Listen , a pr... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Warnings of life-threatening surge

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence , a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 130 miles per hour winds and potentially ruinous rains. [Full Article...]

Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas

Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rain, if not more, with as much as 10 inches (25 centimeters) elsewhere in the state and in Virginia, parts of Maryland and Washington, DC. The nearly 500-mile wide storm swirling towards the U.S. east coast "could be the most risky storm in the history of the Carolinas", the Federal Emergency Management Agency ... [Full Article...]

Curiosity rover takes 'selfie' on Red Planet

The footage was released hot on the heels of news that Curiosity successfully extracted a new rock sample on 9 August. According to Ashwin, Vasavada fellow of the Curiosity project at the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA in Pasadena, California, the Rover has never faced so many changes, color and texture. [Full Article...]

'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pound U.S. Southeast for days

'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pound U.S. Southeast for days SC has already ordered the evacuation of a million people, and residents in the Outer Banks and elsewhere in North Carolina being told to go inland, ideally out of the river flood zone. "Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different". "The biggest hazard that we are anxious about is storm surge ", he said. North Carolina is also evacuating prisoners and staff from low- an... [Full Article...]

Non-profit launches device to clean massive ocean garbage patch

Non-profit launches device to clean massive ocean garbage patch Oceanographer Kim Martini, who worked on an external review of the project years ago, wrote in a blog post flagged by Business Insider that a better solution may be to deploy the booms near sources of plastic pollution, where they could trap garbage before it becomes an issue. [Full Article...]

'Not a Pretty Sight.' Hurricane Florence Has Experts Worried

At 2 a.m., the storm was centered 625 miles (1,005 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , moving at 17 mph (28 kph). The forecast is for landfall to occur overnight Thursday into Friday morning. "The atmosphere overall, before the potential landfall, certainly looks like we are going to have a very unsafe hurricane on our hands", he said. President Donald Trump declared states of emer... [Full Article...]

US East Coast braces for 'direct hit' from Hurricane Florence

Earlier, President Donald Trump said that the federal government is "absolutely, totally prepared" for Hurricane Florence as it heads toward the Eastern Seaboard. US President Donald Trump signed declarations of emergency on Tuesday for both North Carolina and SC, freeing up federal money and resources for storm response. [Full Article...]

U.S. capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered

U.S. capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall along the North Carolina coast on Thursday as a major category 4 hurricane. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in parts of South Carolina , North Carolina and Virginia , affecting more than a million people. [Full Article...]


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