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Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper released

The physicists show in their paper that a black hole's entropy may be recorded by photons that surround the black hole's event horizon , the point at which light can not escape the intense gravitational pull. Perry , and Harvard's Professor Andrew Strominger . The paper named Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair , tackles with what happens to information when it falls into a black ... [Full Article...]

The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilise, not Paralyse Us

The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilise, not Paralyse Us Addressing the dialogue, Deputy Minister of MONRE Le Cong Thanh said that as one of the countries heavily impacted by climate change, Vietnam has actively implemented worldwide commitments and made efforts to cope with climate change. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and e... [Full Article...]

Hurricane death toll rises to 17 as search goes on in Florida

Hurricane death toll rises to 17 as search goes on in Florida Conditions remain precarious in hard hit areas, especially Mexico Beach , Florida, which Michael left in ruins. FEMA crews also used drone aircraft and global positioning satellites in their search. Blocks and blocks of homes were demolished, reduced to piles of splintered lumber or mere concrete slabs, by the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S.in almost 50 years. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael rips apart Florida towns, 7 dead

Hurricane Michael rips apart Florida towns, 7 dead Rick Reichmuth, Fox News' chief meteorologist, said Michael was the fourth-most powerful storm to make landfall in the USA when measuring by wind, which topped out at 155 miles per hour, and the third-most powerful in terms of pressure, at 919 mb. [Full Article...]

US, Russian astronauts reach Russia after emergency landing

US, Russian astronauts reach Russia after emergency landing Both crewmembers were aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket bound for a six-month stay on the International Space Station when their rocket malfunctioned, forcing an abort of the mission and sending Hague and Ovchinin on an extreme ride back to Earth within the crew capsule . [Full Article...]

Michaëlle Jean to pursue Francophonie post, minus Canada's support

Michaëlle Jean to pursue Francophonie post, minus Canada's support After months of supporting her, the Canadian and Quebec governments announced this week that they would rally around the "consensus" candidate, Mushikiwabo. Quebecor media outlets reported she spent $500,000 renovating her rented Paris residence, as well as $20,000 on a piano. "Canada will realize that it has no other backing, and it will join the consensus". [Full Article...]

Chandler Rocket Company Receives $800M Air Force Contract

Chandler Rocket Company Receives $800M Air Force Contract The $2 Billion contract by the Air Force , will help the 3 companies in their rocket development efforts. And United Launch Alliance - a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing - received a $967 million award for development of its Vulcan Centaur Launch System. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael Flattens Florida Towns as It Rips Through Southeast

Hurricane Michael Flattens Florida Towns as It Rips Through Southeast In Virginia , five people were killed in Michael-related events, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management announced Friday morning. Michael struck Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon with top sustained winds of 250 kph, pushing a wall of seawater inland. [Full Article...]

Here's how Hurricane Michael will impact your county

Here's how Hurricane Michael will impact your county The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the hurricane was 395 miles (635 kilometers) south of Panama City, Florida, and 365 miles (590 kilometers) south of Apalachicola, Florida. The weekend before Irma made landfall, Scott minced no words: "If you have been ordered to evacuate, you need to leave now", he said. "It looks like another big one". [Full Article...]

Florida picks up the pieces in Hurricane Michael's wake

Florida picks up the pieces in Hurricane Michael's wake The storm mangled buildings, toppled trees and covered roads in water. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement that he was working with providers to restore service and was happy with their responses so far. One of the carport's legs punctured the roof and hit her in the head. "If Hurricane Michael moves that algae onto land, it gets spread out, it doesn't get sustained", Frank Muller-Karg... [Full Article...]

Soyuz makes emergency landing after engine problem

Soyuz makes emergency landing after engine problem The Soyuz was scheduled to fly a shortened, six-hour flight trajectory that would have orbited the Earth four times before reaching the International Space Station . "The emergency rescue systems of the MS-Soyuz spacecraft worked smoothly". A photo posted by Russia's Roscosmos space agency shortly before launch showed Ovchinin and Hague awaiting launch in their capsule - ready to complete... [Full Article...]

Hubble trouble: Deep space telescope in 'safe mode' after mechanical fail

Hubble trouble: Deep space telescope in 'safe mode' after mechanical fail The three gyroscopes still in operation (including the backup that is now malfunctioning) are of a newer type, and are expected to live five times as long as the older ones, which last four to six years.The team expects Hubble to continue doing science well into the 2020s and to have years of overlap with its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope , due to launch in 2021. [Full Article...]

Crewed spacecraft bound for ISS forced to make emergency ballistic descent

Crewed spacecraft bound for ISS forced to make emergency ballistic descent The spacecraft was a Russian Soyuz MS-10 and it was on expedition 57/58 to the International Space Station . It began a ballistic descent. Today the crew of two, Russian Aleksey Ovchinin and American Nick Hague, were forced to make a ballistic re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere ; a wild ride that put them through higher G forces than expected and dropped the vehicle approximately 430 km from... [Full Article...]

Two astronauts make emergency landing after Russian rocket malfunctions during lift-off

Hague and Ovchinin were set to replace astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, as well as Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, who departed ISS and returned to Earth last week. "Officials are now examining the launch site, documents are being seized", it said in a statement . The Soyuz spacecraft launched today was to be the return vehicle for Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of... [Full Article...]

Could Hurricane Michael help with Florida's red tide woes? Maybe, experts say

Could Hurricane Michael help with Florida's red tide woes? Maybe, experts say In Panhandle counties, most state offices, schools and universities were closed for the rest of the week. Landfall is expected by the afternoon on Wednesday, near Panama City, FL. President Donald Trump , who was in Orlando delivering an address to a global association of police chiefs, said the federal government was ready and urged residents to be prepared for the worst. [Full Article...]

New footage shows the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Florida

New footage shows the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Florida Pine trees were stripped and snapped off about 20 feet high. Homes were swallowed in storm surge. But Michael's quick progress means it won't have a chance to trigger the same widespread, epic flooding as past slow-moving hurricanes such as Florence and Harvey, which unleashed seemingly endless rains after stalling and hovering inland. [Full Article...]

NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket failure

NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket failure In a bar in the small town of Peabody, Kan., in the middle of the night, astronaut Nick Hague's family huddled around television screens. Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, left and NASA astronaut Nick Hague walk to the van that carried them to their rocket at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 11, 2018 . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael wind & surge insured loss up to $4.5bn: Corelogic

Hurricane Michael wind & surge insured loss up to $4.5bn: Corelogic At this moment hurricane Michael is still impacting areas such as Tallahasee and onwards into Georgia with hurricane force winds and hence damage potential continues and loss amounts will still be increasing as Michael tracks further inland. [Full Article...]

US, Russia space crew aborts mission after booster failure

NASA's Nick Hague, flying for the first time, and Aleksey Ovchinin of Roscosmos blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan just before 10am. EDT (1400 GMT), as the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft prepares to dock at the station's Poisk module. Russian and US space officials said that the crew is heading for an emergency landing in Kazakhstan at an unspecified time. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida, state of emergency

Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida, state of emergency DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK - the eye of Hurricane Michael was located near latitude 26.0 North, longitude 86.4 West. Michael is moving toward the north near 12 miles per hour. The NHC warned that both could trigger deadly flooding and that residents within the hurricane warning zone should also "prepare for life-threatening winds". [Full Article...]


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