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Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend Tropical Storm Oscar became Hurricane Oscar, officials with the National Hurricane Center said on October 28. Oscar will be steered west until Monday when the storm system now impacting the U.S. "On a rare occasion, storms that form near the Central America coast can track north into the Gulf of Mexico and turn to the northeast toward Florida", it stated. [Full Article...]

Rare rectangular icebergs spotted by Nasa in Antarctica are for real

Rare rectangular icebergs spotted by Nasa in Antarctica are for real Nature is messy. It's often geometric, but also riotous and irregular and asymmetrical. Tabular icebergs , unlike the jagged, large chunks of ice we typically imagine as icebergs, are characteristically flat with vertical sides. In the statement from NASA, Harbeck said he had actually been more interested in capturing the massive A68 iceberg , the size of the USA state of DE, which split off... [Full Article...]

Climate Change Likely to Ding Beer Supply

Climate Change Likely to Ding Beer Supply Jess Newman, the company's director of agronomy in the United States, said , "We take climate uncertainty very seriously". The United States in particular will see a 20% overall reduction in beer consumption under the worst-case climate change scenario, while the per bottle price spikes by 50%, Guan said. [Full Article...]

Kepler 1625b Has Neptune-Sized Moon, Astronomers Say | Astronomy

Kepler 1625b Has Neptune-Sized Moon, Astronomers Say | Astronomy The celestial object is "big and weird by solar system standards", said Columbia University astronomy professor David Kipping . Given that both the planet and its potential moon are gas giants, no one is suggesting conditions that might support life. [Full Article...]

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light Half will go to Arthur Ashkin, of Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, for " optical tweezers and their application to biological systems". Strickland is the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize in physics since 1963, when Maria Goeppert-Mayer was recognized for her work on nuclear shell structure. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad

Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad The storm's center will move across the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening on its current track. This storm does not pose a threat to Florida. Storms located to the east and northeast of the center of the regenerating tropical storm had rainfall at a rate of over 69 mm (2.7 inches) per hour. [Full Article...]

Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames

However rescue teams were on standby in case the animal, which is normally found thousands of miles away in the Arctic, gets into danger. They are a social species, so to see one by itself in the River Thames is "concerning", he said. After British Divers Marine Life Rescue were alerted, they confirmed the sighting, noting that the whale seemed to be " swimming strongly ". "If they are eatin... [Full Article...]

Red Cross Minnesota deploys volunteers to Florence disaster

Red Cross Minnesota deploys volunteers to Florence disaster Dixon is now in Wilmington, North Carolina volunteering in a shelter to help families displaced by the storm. MillerCoors is donating 200,000 cans of water to those impacted by Hurricane Florence , to be distributed at the Red Cross and community shelters. [Full Article...]

Japanese billionaire is SpaceX's 1st Moon tourist: Musk

Japanese billionaire is SpaceX's 1st Moon tourist: Musk Between six and eight artists will join the expedition called Dear Moon , which is now planned for 2023. Maezawa plans on inviting artists from different disciplines including literature, film, visual arts, architecture and fashion. Musk did not name the clients a year ago or say how much they would pay. A render of the Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. You have to be pretty loaded to score a touri... [Full Article...]

Delta II ICESat-2 Launch Highlights

Delta II ICESat-2 Launch Highlights The Delta II's second stage AJ10-118K engine reignited for 6 seconds about 47 minutes into the mission before deploying ICESat-2 into orbit. Engineers building and testing the Advance Topographic Laser Altimeter System ( ATLAS ) for the ICESat-2 mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. [Full Article...]

Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence At least four people were killed. The father was also in the house and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment after the incident. In Pender County, the third victim suffered a heart attack and died inside her Hampstead home. Power outages increased throughout Friday. Nationwide, airlines canceled more than 2,400 flights through Sunday. Almost 15,300 people have already evacuated... [Full Article...]

"Monster" Hurricane Florence Aims to Drench Carolinas

It's a potentially catastrophic Category 3 storm with 125 miles per hour maximum sustained winds. Expected to make landfall by Friday , the impact of the storm will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, unsafe surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence path: Storm moves to SC - bringing CATASTROPHIC flood risk

Hurricane Florence path: Storm moves to SC - bringing CATASTROPHIC flood risk Interested in Hurricane Florence? A gust of 169km/h was recorded at Wilmington airport, surpassing the power of Hurricane Fran two decades ago. In Wilmington, near where the eye of the storm touched down, trees and power lines were felled and many windows broken. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet The centre of Isaac passed between Martinique and Dominica with maximum sustained winds of about 45 miles per hour. Gusts of wind expected will be around 55-65 miles per hour (88-104 km/h). "Some wind, no rain and rising sun ". Sustained winds on Tuesday afternoon approached 105 miles per hour, making it a very strong Category 2 storm, though it was expected to gradually weaken over cooler wa... [Full Article...]

Florence causing flooding but storm weakening, set for downgrade on Saturday - NHC

Florence causing flooding but storm weakening, set for downgrade on Saturday - NHC Florence has it all: Hot ocean temperatures that fuel hurricanes. Even though the storm's category fell from a 4 to a 2 Wednesday, forecasters stressed the category is only an evaluation of the storm's peak winds in a very narrow core near the center of the storm. [Full Article...]

SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler

SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler The lunar mission will take place on the company's planned Big Falcon Rocket, a massive launch vehicle SpaceX is developing to make the trip to the moon and Mars. However the passengers were never named and the flight has yet to materialize. The 35-story BFR will be powered by 31 of SpaceX's next-generation Raptor engines, with a rocket and spacecraft component - the Big Falcon Spaceship, or BFS... [Full Article...]

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence An officer inspecting the Triangle Motor Inn found a "basketball-sized hole" in a corner room and firefighters said the building had suffered life-threatening structural damage. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia , South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. As the storm moves inland it will find a relatively flat area for hundreds of miles. [Full Article...]

Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm The "cone of error" in the forecast track only predicts where the storm's center might go, and even on its edges, winds can push a powerful storm surge into shore dozens of miles from where Florence's eyewall strikes land. Tropical storm watches were in effect Tuesday for Antigua, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis. The tropical storm remnants are passing south of the island and moving west acro... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Florence Expected To Turn Into Hurricane

Tropical Storm Florence Expected To Turn Into Hurricane As of noon EDT, Florence was centered about 575 miles (925 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington encouraged its students to leave campus for a safer location. [Full Article...]

Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane

Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane The National Hurricane Center downgraded Isaac to a tropical storm overnight but said Tuesday that it could be "at or near hurricane levels" on Thursday, when it approaches the Lesser Antilles Islands. Landfall may be Thurs. Evacuations have been ordered as the US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence - in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades. [Full Article...]