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'It's pretty devastating': Ottawa family speaks about losing house in tornado

'It's pretty devastating': Ottawa family speaks about losing house in tornado A tornado on Friday afternoon tore roofs off of homes, overturned cars and felled power lines in the Ottawa community of Dunrobin and in Gatineau. Ottawa Hydro estimated more than 85,000 people were affected in the city, and Hydro Toronto said more than 5,000 were without power. [Full Article...]

Japan lands robot rovers on asteroid's surface

Japan lands robot rovers on asteroid's surface They are in good condition and have transmitted photos & data. However, the wait is just a small setback, so the two Minerva-II rovers should swing back into view soon enough. After the successful landing, the two rovers hopped around on the surface and shot colored images. This is a daring sample maneuver. They can continue jumping as long as their solar panels and power last, JAXA said . [Full Article...]

Japanese Robots Send Pictures After Landing On Asteroid

Japanese Robots Send Pictures After Landing On Asteroid Something very cool just happened in space: Two Japanese rovers successfully landed on an asteroid for the first time in history. Because of the asteroid's low gravity the rovers will be able to hop around across its surface. Yuichi Tsuda, Hayabusa2 project manager said: "I can not find words to express how happy I am that we were able to realise mobile exploration on the surface of an asteroi... [Full Article...]

Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics

Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward from the center up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northwest. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect for either storm. "The latter models suggest that Kirk could open up into a trough when it nears the Caribbean", according to a discussion of Kirk at 11 a.m. A non-tropical low pressure system is located about 1000 miles west-southwest o... [Full Article...]

Japanese asteroid probe sends hopping rovers down to space rock’s surface

Japanese asteroid probe sends hopping rovers down to space rock’s surface Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrived at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu on June 27 after three and a half year journey. As the craft approached to within 100 meters (328 feet) of the space rock, it sent back a photo showing Hayabusa's shadow projected onto its barren, cratered surface. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean Tropical Depression Eleven is expected to dissipate as it approaches the Lesser Antilles through Sunday. It had winds of 40 miles per hour with stronger gusts. The Weather Authority is tracking four tropical disturbances or depression (s) brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. A system in the open waters of the Atlantic continues to organize and has a medium chance of development. [Full Article...]

SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler On Monday, SpaceX revealed the mystery passenger who would be taking the first private flight to the moon. Indeed, one of his statements to this effect - "I'd like to die on Mars , just not on impact" - has found its way onto T-shirts and posters. [Full Article...]

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding The governor said 16 rivers were at major flood stage, about 10,000 people were in shelters across the state, approximately 343,000 were without power, more than 1,100 roads were closed, and emergency workers reported rescuing and evacuating more than 2,200 people and around 575 animals . [Full Article...]

This town is draped in thousands of spider webs

This town is draped in thousands of spider webs A 1,000-foot field of spiderweb has sprung up in western Greece in the town of Aitoliko . With the growth of the gnat population, the spiders also thrive and multiply. Basically, hot weather equals more gnats, which equals more spiders, which equals more spider webs. "They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation". [Full Article...]

1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

Warm weather in Greece has led to a 1,000-foot spider web in Aitoliko. Giannis Giannakopoulos noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and captured the spider creations with his camera. "These spiders are not risky for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora", she told Greek outlet Newsit . However, the spiders of Aitoliko, which is 300km from Athens, don't pose... [Full Article...]

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests SpaceX made the announcement from its headquarters in Hawthorne, California - not far from where the Emmy awards were being handed out in Los Angeles on Monday evening. The SpaceX Starlink constellation is a satellite system that the company hopes will consist of over 3,500 spacecraft by 2024. Maezawa said at a SpaceX event. [Full Article...]

The Air Force Wants More Planes - and a Lot More Money

The Air Force Wants More Planes - and a Lot More Money Saying that growing threats from China and Russian Federation call for a substantial increase in USA air power, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Monday that she would like to see 74 more squadrons deployed by 2030. The Air Force is also working hard to recover from its maintainer shortage. Shifting the Space and Missile Systems Center to the new service would move more than 5,000 mili... [Full Article...]

After Florence flooding, I-95 reopens Friday

After Florence flooding, I-95 reopens Friday Trump was apparently talking to an older man whose home had been damaged after a large yacht had washed ashore and was shipwrecked against the wooden deck of his porch. Authorities are also investigating the deaths of two mental health patients in Horry County. The deputies were able to climb atop the van as waters inundated the vehicle. [Full Article...]

Greek spiders spin giant web over shore in preparation for summer feast

The area has been identified as the town of Aitoliko in western Greece by media reports, with the phenomenon attributed to mating spiders . "When an animal finds abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity, it has the ideal conditions to be able to make large populations", she said. [Full Article...]

Nissan's rugged truck/trailer concept tows high-powered telescope in search of dark skies

Nissan's rugged truck/trailer concept tows high-powered telescope in search of dark skies Let's start with the star of the show, the Navara Dark Sky Concept . The Navara Dark Sky Concept has been created to aid astronomers in making follow-up observations of the night skies in difficult-to-access locations away from light pollution - areas known as " dark sky " locations. [Full Article...]

1,000 feet of spiderwebs blanket large part of Greek town

There are hundreds of species of these spiders that live in various parts of the world. Though those with phobias may find the sudden presence frightening, experts say these spiders aren't risky to humans and were likely just taking advantage of favorable mating conditions. [Full Article...]

SpaceX: Japanese billionaire first tourist to fly to moon

SpaceX: Japanese billionaire first tourist to fly to moon Maezawa and whoever flies with him will join an exclusive club - only two dozen astronauts have ever visited the moon, and no one has been to the moon since the last Apollo mission in 1972. Virgin's trip will cost about $250,000. Short sightseeing trips to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket are likely to cost around $200,000 to $300,000, at least to start, Reuters reported in July. [Full Article...]

NASA's newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image

NASA's newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image New space telescope called TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) a few months ago, started hunting for undiscovered worlds. "TESS is created to image nearly all of the night sky - using four wide-angle cameras", Natalia Guerrero, an Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist and researcher on the TESS mission, told UPI earlier this year . [Full Article...]

Trump tells Hurricane Florence survivor to 'have a good time'

Trump tells Hurricane Florence survivor to 'have a good time' And to all those impacted by this bad storm, our entire American family is with you and ready to help. "Thank you, Mr. President, for coming to North Carolina as our rescue and recovery continues", Cooper said . "We do not believe, based on on-farm assessments to date and industry-wide surveying, that there are widespread impacts to the more than 2,100 farms with more than 3,300 anaerobic tre... [Full Article...]

3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood

3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood The death toll rose to at least 37 in three states Tuesday, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina, as Florence's remnants went in two directions: Water flowed downstream toward the Carolina coast, and storms raced through the Northeast and in to the Atlantic. [Full Article...]


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