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Hawaii braces for 'life threatening' category four hurricane

Hawaii braces for 'life threatening' category four hurricane Even if the center of Lane doesn't make landfall , the islands could be walloped with rain and wind. Maui County and Big Island schools will be closed starting Wednesday, the state Department of Education said. At 5 a.m. Tuesday, Lane maintained its strength from the last update, packing sustained winds near 150 miles per hour with higher gusts with an "impressive, distinct eye", forecasters sa... [Full Article...]

NASA astronauts will attempt the first tennis match in space

NASA astronauts will attempt the first tennis match in space In the night from 21 to 22 August 2018, the astronauts of the worldwide space station first played tennis right in zero gravity. To ensure the safety in the space cabin, they used tiny racquets and tennis ball to play. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) works in partnership with NASA to manage the U.S. National Lab on the International Space Station . [Full Article...]

ESA has launched a satellite to study the winds

ESA has launched a satellite to study the winds The answer is, the history of Aeolus dates back to 1999 when it was first approved by the ESA with a scheduled launch in 2007, however, the engineers had trouble adjusting the ultraviolet laser to be mounted on the satellite to work in the conditions that it will experience in the orbit. [Full Article...]

Newly discovered ancient turtle didn't have a shell, scientists say

Newly discovered ancient turtle didn't have a shell, scientists say With all these observations, it's clear that Eorhynchochelys was an important missing piece in the turtle family tree, and this discovery has changed the way that we think about the origin of the turtles we have today. Some turtle relatives got partial shells, while others developed beaks, and over a long period of time, the genetic mutations that resulted in these traits occurred in the same an... [Full Article...]

Nasa’s Finding Useful, Chandrayaan-2 Will Dig Deep For Water On Moon

Nasa’s Finding Useful, Chandrayaan-2 Will Dig Deep For Water On Moon While this wasn't the first time that NASA had announced that there might be water on the surface of the moon, this is the first time the scientists have been sure. The tiny tilt of the Moon's rotation axis, NASA explained, restricts sunlight from reaching these regions. How the ice appeared on the moon is still a mystery. [Full Article...]

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California ‘excited’ to go to trial

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California ‘excited’ to go to trial On Tuesday, when asked about the allegations that Hunter's team raised about two prosecutors on the case attending a Clinton campaign event, multiple sources familiar with the matter confirmed that the charging decision was made by US Attorney Adam Braverman, who was appointed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a Republican . [Full Article...]

Evolution may favour 'survival of the laziest'

Evolution may favour 'survival of the laziest' They then plotted the metabolic requirements of the various species, which is a way to gauge how active the animals needed to be in order to keep living. This was particularly evident in closed and crowded ecosystem where it was quite hard to escape and to spread to other areas. According to Strotz, the team used mollusks to study the phenomenon of survival of the laziest, and it contribution to... [Full Article...]

Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii Ige has urged residents to set aside a 14-day supply of water, food and medicine. Hurricane Lane has brought more than a foot of rain to some parts of the Big Island which is under a flash flood warning. Vital supplies such as waters have been stockpiled in advance, say officials. Dave Stewart, owner of Kayak Hanalei, had boarded up the windows on his shop by mid-afternoon and moved the co... [Full Article...]

NASA intern loses job after vulgar tweet

NASA intern loses job after vulgar tweet In response to Hickam's tweet Naomi replied, "Suck my d*** and b**** I'm working at NASA ". According to NBC 4, Hickam is one of more than two dozen people named to the newly-created National Space Council Users Advisory Group. Hickam is an aeronautics legend who was the subject of the film 'October Sky , ' in which he was played by Jake Gyllenhaal. The engineer said the woman reached out to... [Full Article...]

Flooding, landslides as Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii

Hurricane Lane dumped 12 inches of rain on Big Island, Hawaii's easternmost major island, last night and 31ft swells were reported on its south shore. A meteorologist with the US National Weather Service on Hawaii, Melissa Dye, said the hurricane was moving relative slowly at about 11km/h, and has already caused flooding and mudslides on Big Island. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan-I data confirms ice deposits on Moons polar regions, says NASA

Chandrayaan-I data confirms ice deposits on Moons polar regions, says NASA There isn't a lot of moon ice - it's found in only about 3.5 per cent of the area of those "cold traps", where the temperature never creeps above -163 C. But this pattern is very different to ice deposits at the poles of Mercury and Ceres, both of which also experience freezing temperatures at the poles. [Full Article...]

Pride of America steers clear of Hurricane Lane

Pride of America steers clear of Hurricane Lane Hawaii gets a named storm within 60 miles of its coastline about once every four years on average, forecasters say. The NWS said excessive rainfall would affect the Hawaiian Islands into the weekend , "leading to significant and life-threatening flash flooding and landslides". [Full Article...]

Arctic's Oldest, Thickest Ice in Pieces

Arctic's Oldest, Thickest Ice in Pieces The Norwegian Ice Service said that the Svalbard sea ice area for Tuesday is at 43,231 square miles, which is 44,775 square miles below the average from 1981 to 2010 and it's the lowest area for this day of the year dating back to 1967. As this multi-year ice continues to get pushed up against the coast, it's unable to move. And the old, thick, multi-year sea ice is gone, pushed out into open wa... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane is the biggest weather threat to Hawaii in decades

Hurricane Lane is the biggest weather threat to Hawaii in decades Camera IconThe storm boasts winds of 250km/h. "The center of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday", the weather service said. "The approval of the Presidential Disaster Declaration means that Hawai'i will have quick and efficient access to federal resources in the wake of Hurricane Lane, as our communities and residents recover from any da... [Full Article...]

STEVE is Not an Aurora at All

STEVE is Not an Aurora at All STEVEs have been known to amateur photographers for decades, but scientists only recently " stumbled upon " them, according to a new paper in Geophysical Research Letters . Alberta Aurora Chasers capture STEVE on the evening of April 10, 2018 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The narrow streak of white-purple is the sky phenomenon called STEVE. [Full Article...]

Trump to relax carbon limits on power plants to support USA coal

Trump to relax carbon limits on power plants to support USA coal Michelle Bloodworth, president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a trade group that represents coal producers, called the new rule a marked departure from the "gross overreach" of the Obama administration and said it should prevent a host of premature coal-plant retirements. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space

Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 40 miles from the center of Lane and tropical storm-force winds extended outward up to 140 miles. "The centre of Lane will track dangerously close to the islands Thursday through Saturday", the advisory said. [Full Article...]

The Why: Contact lenses clogging up our waterways

The Why: Contact lenses clogging up our waterways With the "first-of-its-kind research " the team is hoping to bring the potential danger to the environment to the attention of manufacturers. The study was presented at the meeting but has not been published or peer-reviewed, which are considered a gold standard in medical and scientific research. [Full Article...]

Scientists are obsessed with a purple ribbon in the sky named 'Steve'

Scientists are obsessed with a purple ribbon in the sky named 'Steve' But, what if we told you that STEVE is not even a real aurora, and is in fact a totally new event that has amazed scientists ? And that is a relaxed thing as this has been contemplated by the photographers for years. Where does STEVE come from? Scientists then started using data from satellites and images from ground-based observatories to try to understand what was causing the unusual light... [Full Article...]

Category 5 Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii

Category 5 Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii Hurricane Lane intensified to a Category 5 on Tuesday night, threatening to become the first landfalling hurricane in Hawaii in almost three decades. Watches may be extended to the western islands, the Hurricane Center said. "Regardless of the exact track of the center, life threatening impacts are likely in some areas as the hurricane makes its closest approach". [Full Article...]


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