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Science Ashkin, Mourou, Strickland win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize
Author: 0 Ashkin, Mourou, Strickland win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize

Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, is honored for his invention of optical tweezers , a technique which uses focused laser beams to hold and manipulate microscopic objects, including biological samples, as might be done with tweezers.

Science 'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London
Author: 0 'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

Beluga whales are usually found in the Arctic Ocean, with males measuring as long as 5.5 metres and can also weigh up to 1,600kg. By Tuesday lunchtime, photographers were lining the banks of the Thames, as were locals and others, and the BBC had launched its own live-stream of the creature, with some folks giving themselves the afternoon off work just to watch it.

Science Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'
Author: 0 Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

SpaceX is now prototyping the spaceship and other BFR hardware inside a 20,000-square-foot tent at the Port of Los Angeles - at least until a much bigger permanent facility is completed. But it is reliant on a rocket that has not been built yet, and Mr Musk cautioned: "It's not 100% certain we can bring this to flight". Musk has not revealed how much his "Lunar BFR Mission" will cost in the long run, but Maezawa surely won't have a hard time footing the bill.

Science SpaceX tourist revealed: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to fly around moon
Author: 0 SpaceX tourist revealed: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to fly around moon

Yusaku Maezawa , a Japanese entrepreneur, purchased an entire BFR rocket with plans to ask a handful of artists to join him on his journey - artists who can then create works to inspire others to dream. He hasn't revealed who he's going to invite, but it'll be fascinating to see who he has in mind, and even more interesting to find out who does or doesn't take him up on the offer of a free trip to the moon.

Science Tracking Hurricane Florence as storm lands in North Carolina
Author: 0 Tracking Hurricane Florence as storm lands in North Carolina

A 78-year-old man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain while another man died when he was knocked down by high winds while checking on his dogs. "As a state, we have put our head in the sand", Representative Pricey Harrison said. He said he didn't know the family well but that the couple had multiple young children.

Science Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas
Author: 0 Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas

About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million were ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia. Two other tropical storms - Isaac and Olivia - have also been in the vicinity this week, with the National Weather Service estimating that some 10.15 million people lived in areas under either hurricane or tropical storm warnings.

Science 'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding
Author: 0 'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding

South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline to be evacuated starting at noon Tuesday, and predicted that a million people would flee. In May, the Canadian Hurricane Centre said its forecasters were expecting a "near-normal to above-normal" number of storms this season, a prediction that has proven to be correct - so far.

Science Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland
Author: 0 Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland

While Hurricane Florence continues barreling toward the Carolina coast, the Caribbean got some good news Wednesday: Isaac appears to be weakening. Alachua County Emergency Management Director John Shaw said he and others at the county Emergency Operations Center are monitoring Florence's track, along with other tropical systems, like Tropical Storm Isaac .

Science Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk
Author: 0 Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk

SpaceX is ready to send the world's first private space passenger around the moon. Musk left a clue possibly regarding the flyer's nationality, tweeting the flag of Japan when asked if it was him that would be going on the trip. In an interview in March, Musk said the ship was now being built, adding "I think we'll probably be able to do short flights, short sort of up-and-down flights, probably sometime in the first half of next year".

Science Isaac is now the 5th hurricane in the Atlantic
Author: 0 Isaac is now the 5th hurricane in the Atlantic

The storm is expected to slow down and possibly stall near or over the coast on Friday. Florence interrupted her stay on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Abbott also urged "all Texans" to take precautions for the storm. The massive storm is threatening the East Coast of the U.S. with an expected landfall late Thursday.

Science Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence

We encourage anyone in the path of these storms to prepare themselves and to heed the warnings of State and Local officials. Where is the hurricane now? Panovich said he expects Florence to approach the southeast coast on Thursday. "If slows after landfall may cause heavier rain & winds". The map below, published by the NOAA, shows the most likely arrival time over the next few days.

Science Hurricane Florence Tracker: Warnings Sent Out for North, South Carolina
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence Tracker: Warnings Sent Out for North, South Carolina

It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane", said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. He said: "My people just informed me that this is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years". "They told me to bring a pillow and blanket", Whisler said. Federal officials begged residents to put together emergency kits and have a plan on where to go.

Author: 0 South Carolina Coast Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

That means sustained winds of at least 130 miles per hour and expectations of catastrophic damage, the hurricane center says. He told The Chronicle Sunday that once Florence hits land, destructive winds and huge rainfall flooding may take hold of the area.

Science TROPICS: Helene, Florence to become hurricanes this weekend
Author: 0 TROPICS: Helene, Florence to become hurricanes this weekend

The EMO warned that Florences approach was likely to narrow as forecasts continued. The winds from Tropical Storm Florence are expected to strengthen this weekend. Helene has winds of 45 mph, and is 330 miles from the Cabo Verde Islands. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and was moving to the west at 13 miles per hour.

Science Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS
Author: 0 Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

Tuesday's hearing ended with Kavanaugh's formal introduction and opening remarks . The Democrats ultimately come to a compromise - a disruptive and chaotic hearing , Politico reported. The Supreme Court nominee is set to answer questions from senators throughout the day for the first time Wednesday. A handful of Democrats facing elections in red states may well join their GOP colleagues in voting in Kavanaugh's favor.

Science Tropical Storm Gordon expected to move into the gulf
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Gordon expected to move into the gulf

It has also issued a tropical storm watch for the New Orleans area and a flash flood watch for large parts of the Louisiana coast into the Houston area. Gordon likely makes landfall as a tropical storm near the Louisiana/Mississippi border. Our greatest threat from this system comes in the form of heavy rain causing ponding on roads.

Science Two tropical storms forming in eastern Pacific
Author: 0 Two tropical storms forming in eastern Pacific

May 27, 2016 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts a near-normal hurricane season, predicting that there is a 70% chance of having 10 to 16 named storms, of which four to eight could develop into hurricanes, including one to four major hurricanes (categories 3-5).

Science How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's
Author: 0 How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

TUCKED inside the Trump administration's plan to ease carbon dioxide limits is a change that could breathe new life into scores of ageing coal power plants. Many analysts view the relaxed legislation as an appeal to the coal industry. Acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler told reporters, "Today we are fulfilling the president's agenda".

Science Solar probe set to 'kiss' sun in seven year study
Author: 0 Solar probe set to 'kiss' sun in seven year study

It will also be the fastest-moving man-made object in space. Also, astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi says this is one of NASA's most exciting missions. The car-sized spacecraft will speed through space at 430,000mph - coming within four million miles of the Earth's nearest star by 2024. Sensors on the spacecraft will make certain the heat shield faces the sun at the right times.

Science How to Watch Sunday Night's Perseid Meteor Shower-Online or In Person
Author: 0 How to Watch Sunday Night's Perseid Meteor Shower-Online or In Person

No special equipment is needed, but if you want the best view, it helps to be as far from artificial light as possible. The Wye Marsh Wildife Centre on Hwy 12 in Midland is hosting a Perseid Meteor Viewing Event. But "Earthgrazer" meteors, which skim Earth's atmosphere and showcase long, blazing tails, are visible earlier when the radiant is low above the horizon.

Science Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?
Author: 0 Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?

If you do have a break in the clouds, be sure to look toward the north. As long as skies are clear, Americans from coast to coast can see the meteor shower right overhead. They will appear to be coming from the constellation Perseus. Because of this, meteor rates could be as high as 200 per hour. During this period, a small number of meteors will streak across the starry skies.

Science Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week
Author: 0 Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week

Additionally, the eclipse will only be visible from Australia as it is beginning and from South America as it is ending. A picture taken on January 31, 2018 shows the moon rising behind a mountain during a lunar eclipse , referred to as the "super blue blood moon " near Syria-Turkey border at the Hassa district in Hatay.

Science Weather: Wednesday to see few morning showers
Author: 0 Weather: Wednesday to see few morning showers

The weekend looks decent as well , although may not be totally rain-free. Mostly sunny skies with highs closer to seasonal normal, in the upper 90s. The severe weather expected Monday follows a Sunday that saw strong storms leading to power outages in Palm Beach County and flight delays at some area airports.

Science Now 79: Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons of Jupiter
Author: 0 Now 79: Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons of Jupiter

They discovered the 12 moons, but the observation and confirmation process, using multiple telescopes, took about a year. "I'm not astonished that it is gathering more moons" she said of Jupiter, adding that "By reviewing the active history of such things, we can recognize a lot about the creation of the Solar System".

Science Astronomers accidentally discovered 12 more moons of Jupiter, including an 'oddball'
Author: 0 Astronomers accidentally discovered 12 more moons of Jupiter, including an 'oddball'

Nine of the newly discovered moons have retrograde orbits , meaning that they orbit in the opposite direction of the planet's spin. Because Jupiter moves across the sky at a known speed, anything nearby moving at the same speed in the same direction becomes a candidate for a moon - but confirmation is a time-consuming process, Sheppard explained to ScienceAlert.

Science Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns
Author: 0 Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

HORSLEY: He put out a pair of tweets saying he has accepted Pruitt's resignation and that he will always be thankful for Pruitt's service at the EPA. Before that he worked on Capitol Hill and, like Pruitt, he's a target for liberals who see him as a champion of polluters and climate change deniers.

Science 'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder
Author: 0 'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

It is east of SC and forecasters believe the system could strengthen before the weekend as it moves to the west-northwest and then to the north between Bermuda and the East Coast of the United States. Beryl has continued to show signs of weakening, and is no longer a hurricane or tropical storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl's maximum sustained winds had decreased to 45 miles per hour (75 kph) late Saturday.

Science Plastic Pollution Kills 100,000 Marine Animals Every Year - Says AfDB
Author: 0 Plastic Pollution Kills 100,000 Marine Animals Every Year - Says AfDB

With the growing issue on plastic waste menace, eminent worldwide sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand turtle with installation of plastic bottles at Puri beach with a message " Beat Plastic Pollution ". Social Media Participation - Use your social media platforms on the day to stir conversation about World Environmental Day . "When it comes to plastic pollution, Brits are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore".

Science NASA Curiosity rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars
Author: 0 NASA Curiosity rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars

In puffs of gas from rocks more than 3 billion years old dug up by one of NASA's robotic explorers on Mars , scientists have identified several complex organic molecules - possible building blocks for ancient life. But it has found the ingredients for life on Mars. "What the organic detections in the rock do is to add to the story of habitability". Dr Eigenbrode said: "The Martian surface is exposed to radiation from space".

Science Canada to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline
Author: 0 Canada to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

To do so, Canada will pay the pipeline's current owner, Kinder Morgan , $4.5 billion in Canadian dollars - about $3.5 billion in USA currency. The company has set a May 31 deadline for getting assurances it can proceed without delays on the controversial project.

Science Subtropical Storm Alberto spins more rain into Florida
Author: 0 Subtropical Storm Alberto spins more rain into Florida

Heavy rain from Monday through Wednesday poses a threat of localized flash flooding in the Triad area, the National Weather Service said. Large cloud formations gather behind the downtown Gulfport, Miss., water tower Saturday afternoon, May 26, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly makes its way through the Gulf of Mexico.

Science Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge paused amid glitches
Author: 0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge paused amid glitches

It will look to capture the market share once again with the feature-rich Galaxy J6 which has the iconic design language of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S9 series. Samsung's European help forum responded by saying, "Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S7 devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update".

Science OnePlus 6 Official Accessories & Their Prices Appear on Twitter
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 Official Accessories & Their Prices Appear on Twitter

The phone is likely to be priced around Rs. 35,000, which will be slightly more expensive when compared to the introductory price of the OnePlus 5T . OnePlus 6 will sport a 6-inch edge-to-edge display with a notch that is slated to deliver the best-in-class multimedia experience. Followed by an worldwide unveiling in London, the phone would be launched in India on May 17 and go on sale starting May 21, exclusively on Amazon India .

Science Rage 2 gets insanity-filled gameplay trailer for Xbox One and PC
Author: 0 Rage 2 gets insanity-filled gameplay trailer for Xbox One and PC

Given their expertise with open-world games, we can assume Rage 2's world will be vast and full of interesting activities to partake in. As Walker in RAGE 2 , you also will learn how to channel Nanotrites into weapons and push them into Overdrive to unleash unrelenting hell.

Science Nasa is sending a helicopter to search the skies over Mars
Author: 0 Nasa is sending a helicopter to search the skies over Mars

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine [VIDEO ] announced on Twitter that the Mars 2020 would have another enhancement. NASA will send a tiny helicopter to Mars along with its next rover in July 2020. "The altitude record for a helicopter flying here on Earth is about 40,000 feet". But don't let its cute stature fool you; this little fellow packs a lot of power and its twin blades are able to rotate 10 times faster than what we normally see here on Earth , reaching nearly 3,000 ...

Author: 0 SpaceX makes rocket launches look easy, nails 25th Falcon 9 landing

He said launching of the satellite is an instance of technology-led transformation of Bangladesh under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy. "There are thousands and thousands and thousands of requirements", Musk said of the rocket. Thales Alenia completed the manufacturing works of the satellite few months ago and kept it in a warehouse in Cannes of France.

Science Apple Stock Hits Record High On Warren Buffett Comments
Author: 0 Apple Stock Hits Record High On Warren Buffett Comments

If it crosses the trillion-dollar threshold, it will become the first United States company to do so - a title that fellow tech giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft have also been vying to achieve. "When you're buying nonproductive assets, all you're counting on is the next person is going to pay you more because they're even more excited about another next person coming along".

Science Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results
Author: 0 Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results

You can long press on places and your group mates can vote to keep it in or out. First, there's a new tab in Maps called " For you " that shows a user new places opening nearby, what's trending in the area, as well as personal recommendations.

Science Pokémon GO Fest Returns to Chicago This July
Author: 0 Pokémon GO Fest Returns to Chicago This July

After a disastrous inaugural event previous year in Chicago, Niantic has announced plans to bring Pokémon GO Fest back to the city this summer July 14 and 15, this time at Lincoln Park. "It will take place in Lincoln Park and will feature in-game activities in the park and throughout the city as well as connected gameplay events around the world".

Science Android Auto gets a big boost on eve of Google I/O
Author: 0 Android Auto gets a big boost on eve of Google I/O

Are you a fan of Google's Android Auto platform? " Android Things is Google's managed OS that enables you to build and maintain Internet of Things devices at scale", Google's Dave Smith writes . The move is boon for the Google ecosystem because it will help it deliver potentially thousands of other third-party apps adapted for Android-based vehicle infotainment systems into the auto as well.

Science Microsoft Isn't Done With Kinect Yet
Author: 0 Microsoft Isn't Done With Kinect Yet

The new Project Kinect for Azure reintroduces the sensor with a brand new goal; it is designed for AI developers to create tools on the cloud-based Azure platform. Users can also design mixed-reality spaces like room layouts, holograms which can be shared in real-time. Core 3.0, which allows developers to use the latest version of.NET and have their application run in a stand-alone.NET environment so they can build unbelievable app experiences that don't impact their broader organizational ...

Science Fitbit female health tracking goes live as healthcare apps start rolling out
Author: 0 Fitbit female health tracking goes live as healthcare apps start rolling out

Women's health tracking allows female Fitbit users to log their menstrual cycles , record symptoms and compare between different cycles. Quick Replies are now exclusive to folks using a Versa or Ionic with an Android phone, and just like Fitbit said earlier in the year, this allows you to reply to texts, tweets, WhatsApp , and more using five pre-loaded messages.

Science A bird's eye view of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano
Author: 0 A bird's eye view of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

All residents of Leilani Estates, a community of about 1,700 people near the Big Island's eastern edge, and nearby Lanipuna Gardens have been ordered to evacuate. The eruption followed a 5.0-magnitude quake hours earlier. The strongest, a 5.0-magnitude natural disaster, struck on Thursday morning. She later confirmed that lava had covered her property.

Science LG V35 ThinQ Date, Camera, Battery, Screen and Specifications
Author: 0 LG V35 ThinQ Date, Camera, Battery, Screen and Specifications

The LG G7 ThinQ puts the focus on artificial intelligence in the camera and on improved sound quality as the whole phone now acts as a resonance chamber for the single bottom-firing speaker of the G7 . If true, then users should expect dual 16MP cameras on the back: one with a standard lens and another with a wide-angle lens. LG hasn't revealed the price of G7 ThinQ, but it's most likely to be above Rs 35,000.

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