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Hurricane Florence lashes US with rain and wind - Ireland


The storm was expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said. Soren Rundquist, Environmental Working Group's director of spatial analysis, said if the rainfall projections hold up, the flood waters will simply take what was sprayed on the fields with them, along with what spills out of the pits. Read More »

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon


SpaceX says it's booked the first private passenger to fly around the moon. If all goes well, this unnamed passenger will be the first person to visit the moon since NASA's Apollo mission in 1972. We plan to do that, probably in the fourth quarter of next year (2018). Find out who " s flying and why on Monday, September 17. SpaceX originally promised this mission with the Falcon Heavy, but that rocket appears to be falling out of favor. Read More »

Hurricane Florence by the (frightening) numbers


Officials can't overstate the potential danger the storm could bring, with the National Weather Service recently saying Florence will likely be the "storm of a lifetime" for the Carolina coast. One woman told MSNBC she would be staying at home in Wilmington, NC with her two children despite the storm. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency "in light of the storm's forecasted southward track after making landfall". Read More »

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm


The NHC said the vast storm had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, reaching up to 125 miles from its centre, as it tracked west-northwestward across the western Atlantic. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months'. The U.S. Navy is also taking precautions, with the U.S. Fleet Forces Command ordering almost 30 ships in the Hampton Roads area of the Virginia coast to head out to sea to avoid the storm. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gordon Heads for the Gulf


The weekend looks like we'll have to dodge a few passing showers with 40% chances for rain, but it will not be a washout and afternoon highs will reach around 90°. Earle Bowden Parkway between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach. Other major oil producers, including ConocoPhillips, BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, said they continued to operate and were monitoring conditions. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gordon could strengthen into a weak hurricane

The Hurricane Center issued storm surge warnings from Shell Beach, the MS border with Alabama. By Monday afternoon the storm had passed over Florida's southern tip. A storm surge warning has been issued for the area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to Dauphin Island, Alabama. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the Okaloosa-Walton County Line and stretches from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach and from Craig Key to Ocean Reef, including Florida Bay. Read More »

International Space Station pressure holding steady after leak


The leak was detected around 7 p.m. EDT by flight controllers in Houston and Moscow. The problem was first detected by mission control Wednesday night as a reduction of pressure in the station, but it was small enough that the crew was allowed to sleep all night, NASA reported . Read More »

Tropical Depression Six forms off Africa


If this moves into the Gulf of Mexico, we may have to watch it for potential tropical development as well. The potential tropical cyclone still has winds of 35 miles per hour. First, whether or not this system continues to encounter less wind shear as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico. Met Éireann, Ireland's national forecaster, do not issue long-range forecasts and therefore can not confirm the possible storm. Read More »

NASA launched a probe to 'touch the sun'


A blazing United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket rose into the night sky from its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:31 a.m. On its very first brush with the sun, it will come within 15.5 million miles (25 million kilometers), easily beating the current record of 27 million miles (43 million kilometers) set by NASA's Helios 2 spacecraft in 1976. Read More »

United States plans weaker vehicle emissions standards


More realistic standards can save lives while continuing to improve the environment. The SAFE Vehicles Rule is the next generation of the Congressionally mandated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. Read More »

Where can you see Friday's 'blood moon'?


The next lunar eclipse of such length will happen in 2123. Will continue till early hours of July 28. The moon will turn blood red in the shadow of the Earth on Friday night, treating most of the world to the longest lunar eclipse in a century. Read More »

Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Researchers in the U.S. stumbled upon the new moons while hunting for a mysterious ninth planet that is postulated to lurk far beyond the orbit of Neptune, the most distant planet in the solar system. Given their small size, if the moons had existed in the early days of the solar system, the gas and dust that surrounded the Sun at that time would have exerted a strong drag on them, causing them to lose speed and spiral in to crash into Jupiter. Read More »

Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh


Stephen Colbert is "still recovering from watching America's Next Top Justice ", alluding to President Trump's reality-show-ification of announcing his new Supreme Court Justice nominee. Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, said Kavanaugh "has a stellar record of as an originalist, and has proven to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment and freedom of speech and religion". Read More »

Tropical storm Chris forms off Carolina coast


Tropical Storm Chris is expected to strengthen as it hovers off the coast of the Carolinas for the next few days, according to the National Hurricane Center . territory, CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar said. On Dominica, which also was battered by Maria, the island's meteorological service warned residents that the weather would likely begin deteriorating Saturday late night and that at least four inches of rain could fall before the storm passed over or near Dominica on Sunday night. Read More »

Tropical Storm Warnings are up along Gulf Coast ahead of Alberto


Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. " Alberto could bring tropical storm conditions and storm surge to portions of the central and eastern Gulf Coast later this weekend and early next week", the hurricane center said . WIND: Tropical storm conditions will spread northward in the warning area along the west coast of Florida today and will reach the warning area along the northern Gulf Coast by this evening. Read More »

YouTube Music: Google's new, free Spotify rival


YouTube Music is a premium music streaming service that does away with all of YouTube's major annoyances: It offers an ad-free experience, background listening and downloads. YouTube Music will launch - or rather relaunch - next week. The service will be similar to Spotify and Apple Music . Google tells us that details about family pricing are coming, while there will also be a new student pricing option for the new YouTube . Read More »

Indian banks win Rs10,000 cr lawsuit against Mallya in UK


The court also recognised there was a risk of Mallya dissipating his assets by citing examples of how he transferred $40 million to his children's trust in 2016 and passed an order to freeze his assets. Mallya could also seek permission to appeal against the high court decision in the court of appeal. He was also refused to appeal for Tuesday's ruling by the London High Court judge. Read More »

Instagram commences trials on its newly developed in-app payment tool


While Resy is the among the few businesses that are now accepting in-app payments from users on Instagram , it is expected that more businesses will be able to support in-app payments in the near future. Facebook bought the text messaging app from cofounders Koum for $19 billion in 2014. In-app payment method has become an important feature for Facebook-owned properties. Read More »

New Switch to iPhone ads play up app safety, portrait prowess


According to a report by ArsTechnica , this new update fixes two security vulnerabilities addressing a privilege elevation attack and how macOS High Sierra handles URLs. To be more specific, the update disabled touch functionality on iPhone 8s that were fixed using third-party displays. The update can be downloaded over the air (OTA). Read More »

Elon Musk sees cash flow positive Tesla this year


TSLA has been the subject of several recent research reports . While Tesla's relationship has worsened with the National Transportation Safety Barb since the two first traded barbs on April 2, the electric auto maker is fine in the eyes of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read More »

'Get ready Russia': Trump tweets Syria missile threat


Russian Federation said Wednesday it would deploy troops near the rebel-held town of Douma, where the regime allegedly carried out a suspected chemical weapons attack that left dozens dead. "We are attentively tracking the situation unfolding around Syria and in the whole region", the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement. Trump had said Monday a response to the Syria attack would come within days. Read More »

Apple's new $329 iPad and iOS 11.3 release temper my wanderlust


Batteries and performance: With iOS 11 .3, you'll be able to see your battery health , and receive recommendations about whether your battery needs to be serviced at an Apple Store. Then there's Business Chat , which is a new way for users to chat directly with businesses through the normal Messages app. A new Health Records app enables patients across 40 health systems from institutions like Duke, NYU, Langone, Stanford and Yale to check their medical records. Read More »

Oklahoma A Possible Landing Spot For Falling Chinese Space Station

Due to the Chinese station's mass and construction materials, there is a possibility though that some portions of Tiangong-1 will survive the fiery journey through Earth's atmosphere and reach the surface, experts say. The space station will fall somewhere between about 43 degrees North and 43 degrees South latitude, according to its orbit. The Tiangong-One, or the " Heavenly Palace ", is a 34-foot-long structure that weighs 9.4 tons. Read More »

Stephen Hawking's ashes to be interred at Westminster Abbey


Then, Charles Darwin who proposed and explained the theory of evolution and natural selection who died in 1882 who cremated alongside Sir Isaac Newton. Although his disease left him paralysed and using a wheelchair for mobility, Hawking said on his website he had tried not to let it affect the way he lived his life. Read More »

Apple Secretly Designing Own MicroLED Displays For Future Devices


Apple already started making its own chips , now it's attempting to make displays . The people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the screens are so much hard to manufacture in comparison to OLED screens . The tech giant has been making significant investments in developing the technology at a secret manufacturing facility in Cupertino, where the company is headquartered, anonymous sources told Bloomberg yesterday. Read More »