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Science United States astronaut thanks Russian rescuers
Author: 0 United States astronaut thanks Russian rescuers

Just over two minutes into the flight of the latest Soyuz rocket , delivering crew members to the International Space Station , the booster suffered some kind of in-flight accident, as debris was spotted in the rocket's wake during live coverage of the launch.

Science Florida reported the first victim of the devastating hurricane
Author: 0 Florida reported the first victim of the devastating hurricane

The core of Michael will move across eastern Georgia into Central South Carolina on Thursday morning. Rescue teams with sniffer dogs were searching for possible victims buried under the rubble in the debris-strewn community. "We haven't seen her since the tree hit the den". In Seminole County, Georgia, a metal carport crashed through a roof, hitting a girl's head. "Why people didn't evacuate is something we should be studying", said Craig Fugate, former director of the Federal Emergency ...

Author: 0 Russian Federation launches criminal probe after Soyuz rocket makes emergency landing

Search and rescue teams were dispatched to the landing location and collected the astronauts who made it safely back. The capsule jettisoned from the booster and went into a ballistic descent, landing at a sharper than normal angle. The rocket was launched from the Soviet-era cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan . Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said no further manned missions would take place "until we believe that the entire situation guarantees safety".

Science Florida picks up the pieces in Hurricane Michael's wake
Author: 0 Florida picks up the pieces in Hurricane Michael's wake

A marina warehouse is damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina. Exploding overnight from 120 mph to 140 mph maximum sustained winds, Hurricane Michael developed into a powerful Category 4 hurricane that's now just hours from landfall on the Florida Panhandle.

Science Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding
Author: 0 Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding

Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads. But it isn't done yet. At 5 a.m., the centre of the hurricane was bearing down on a stretch of the Florida Panhandle, still about 140 miles (225 kilometres) from Panama City and 130 miles (209 kilometres) from Apalachicola, but moving relatively fast at 13 mph (21 kph).

Science Scrawny Dwarf Planet, Named Goblin, Found Well Beyond Pluto
Author: 0 Scrawny Dwarf Planet, Named Goblin, Found Well Beyond Pluto

Science Magazine says that the discovery of the tiny dwarf planet was "a lucky one", as its elliptical orbit takes some 40,000 years to travel around the sun. But the planet may be most memorable for another discovery it portends. But with each new find, astronomers come that much closer to finding their mystery planet.

Science Hurricane Florence Causes Widespread Flooding in The Carolinas
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence Causes Widespread Flooding in The Carolinas

North Carolina's poultry farms suffered significant losses in Hurricane Florence , while flooding from the storm damaged crops in SC, industry officials said this week. Road travel also was a daunting problem in Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people still mostly cut off from the rest of North Carolina. Officials said they didn't know when evacuees would be able to return home to the city, where officials are distributing food and water, and it may be next week before conditions improve ...

Science Trump declares state of emergency in the Carolinas, Virginia
Author: 0 Trump declares state of emergency in the Carolinas, Virginia

Businesses and homes in the storm's path were boarded up and thousands of people had moved to emergency shelters, officials said, urging anyone who remained near the coast to flee. At this height of the Atlantic hurricane season, Florence was being trailed on east-to-west paths by two other storms, Helene and Isaac. Combined with high tides, the storm surge could swell as high as 12 feet.

Science One million told to flee as Hurricane Florence nears US
Author: 0 One million told to flee as Hurricane Florence nears US

The current forecast track suggests the hurricane will most likely approach North Carolina or SC on Thursday as it gathers speed. In fact, there have only been four other hurricanes in our recorded history (since 1851) that have made landfall along the east coast north of Florida.

Science Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast
Author: 0 Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast

Cooper said. Swells generated by Florence could cause risky rip currents and coastal flooding on Saturday in areas including coastal DE and New Jersey, the National Weather Service said. "Make your plans now", South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster urged residents during a Sunday afternoon news conference. Adm. Christopher Grady said in a statement that the decision was based on Florence's current track, which indicates the area could see strong sustained winds and storm surges.

Science Flash flooding possible in Austin area Saturday night and Sunday
Author: 0 Flash flooding possible in Austin area Saturday night and Sunday

A flash flood watch is in effect through 11 p.m. along the Interstate 95 corridor, including in Baltimore, southern Baltimore County, and Howard and Anne Arundel counties. The front is also expected to bring significantly cooler temperatures for the weekend. The additional lift created by the low pressure will aid in more widespread rain and increase the rainfall rates.

Science Calif. Senate approves net neutrality rules, sends bill to governor
Author: 0 Calif. Senate approves net neutrality rules, sends bill to governor

California is one of 29 states to consider net neutrality protections since the Federal Communications Commission voted late a year ago to reverse the Obama-era internet regulations. Many fear the "cabelisation of the internet" that would occur under the absence of net neutrality. The bill now goes to Brown for signature into law.

Science Powerful Hurricane Lane headed toward Hawaii
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But Hurricane Lane looks poised to affect the Aloha State, and was about 480 miles southeast of Honolulu early Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, just above the Category 5 threshold. "As Lane is expected to be slow-moving as it nears the islands, it will produce large and damaging surf , mainly along exposed south and west facing shores", it added.

Science What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower
Author: 0 What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

According to Sky and Telescope , comet peepers can expect to see around 60 meteors an hour during the peak, with no bright moon mucking up the view. Starting tonight and through the weekend, Shenandoah National Park will be hosting the "Night Sky Festival", with space-related activities, and a front row seat to a meteor shower.

Science BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'
Author: 0 BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'

Big Island officials are taking precautions in advance of the storm nearing the state. The last - and weakest - cyclone in the Pacific is Tropical Storm Kristy, which is no threat to land. Hector's center will track about 150 miles south of the Big Island today, then continuing westward, remaining well south of the rest of the Hawaiian Islands through Thursday.

Science Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket
Author: 0 Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

Less than three months later, at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, the same first-stage booster fired nine Merlin engines to roar into darkness from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 with 1.7 million pounds of thrust. Uncrewed tests of the full human-rated launch system still have to be completed, but each successful Block 5 launch gives NASA (and SpaceX) greater confidence.

Science Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars
Author: 0 Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars

After decades of trying to answer the question of whether Mars has liquid water, scientists appear to have found the answer, and the implications of their discovery could be huge. It may not necessarily be warmer down there, but the pressure of the glacier above, plus the possibility of salt in the water, would lower the water's melting point.

Science Trump says he'll announce Supreme Court pick on July 9
Author: 0 Trump says he'll announce Supreme Court pick on July 9

A total of 26 percent of Trump voters told pollsters that Supreme Court nominees were the most important factor in their voting, compared with only 18 percent of Clinton voters who felt that way. He said that he would be interviewing possible nominees over the weekend. She points to what's known as a "heartbeat bill" in Iowa, where state lawmakers recently approved one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.

Science Chicago bracing for risky heat wave — CITY OF NORTHLAKE
Author: 0 Chicago bracing for risky heat wave — CITY OF NORTHLAKE

The heat index should approach 100 on Friday afternoon and could get as high at 110 on Saturday afternoon. The nearest cooling center may be found by calling 311, or visiting the city's "Beat the Heat" website . The highest heat index values will be in the valleys away from the Lake Erie shore. The heat index will be at or near 100 degrees across the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday .

Science USA states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm
Author: 0 USA states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm

Severe Subtropical Storm Alberto "has the same impacts as a tropical storm", Kottlowski noted, adding, "that includes tropical-storm-force winds of 39-55 miles per hour, a storm surge potential, heavy rain and the potential for isolated tornadoes".

Science New music streaming service YouTube Music to be launched next week
Author: 0 New music streaming service YouTube Music to be launched next week

Google Play Music subscribers will automatically move to YouTube Music , without losing their playlists, purchases and uploads. The new promotion upheld adaptation of YouTube Music will be accessible for free . The audio-visual app will promises "music videos that you can't find anywhere else" plus "deep cuts you can't find anywhere else", suggesting that exclusive content will differentiate YouTube Music from its competitors .

Science Uber will no longer silence victims of sexual assault
Author: 0 Uber will no longer silence victims of sexual assault

The decision to yield to pressure from critics who had pushed Uber to forgo the controversial legal practice is the companys latest move to improve its badly tarnished image since Dara Khosrowshahi took over as chief executive last August. "Its important to give sexual assault, and harassment survivors control of how they pursue their claims". That would include rides and deliveries, as well as incidents that happen before pickup or after drop-off.

Science The OnePlus 6 Was Briefly Listed On Amazon Germany
Author: 0 The OnePlus 6 Was Briefly Listed On Amazon Germany

The listing was quickly taken down by Amazon Germany, however, thanks to the folks over at WinFuture , we still have the details that were leaked . It not only shows the device in full glory but also the internal hardware. Live images that have leaked in the past have shown us what the phone looks like, and, the CAD-based renders that surfaced online last week gave us a look at this 2018 OnePlus flagship from multiple angles.

Science Walmart Accidentally Leaks Borderlands 3 And Rage 2 Ahead Of E3
Author: 0 Walmart Accidentally Leaks Borderlands 3 And Rage 2 Ahead Of E3

The screenshot was shared by Wario64 on Twitter , a name that long-time readers may well recognise as he's revealed a few interesting tidbits over the years. Neither of which is intended for the Xbox One. It's an exciting time to be a gamer. Rage 2 is the one that really stands out from the crowd, but there's also the small matter of the Assassin's Creed game listed (there's no subtitle).

Science Google announces smart compose for Gmail users
Author: 0 Google announces smart compose for Gmail users

The Smart Compose feature operates in the background and users can write an email normally while the AI-integration will offer suggestions as they type. Google explains that the new snooze button in Gmail for iOS means you can delay dealing with an email until later. Remember that Google will soon be rolling out these new attributes in phases, so in the event that you don't find them onto your own iPhone right wait, then you need to wait till they reach your nation.

Science Android Things 1.0 is ready for consumer devices
Author: 0 Android Things 1.0 is ready for consumer devices

When you plug the JBL Link Bar into your TV, for example, you can then say "Hey Google" and ask it to play whatever TV show, movie or YouTube content you want to watch or listen to. Google is going to announce its in-house Android TV dongle which will also support a remote for one-handed navigation experience. "The Android platform, Google services and Google's working relationship with app developers in-house and worldwide will help us further improve the Volvo auto experience".

Author: 0 Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda

Microsoft also detailed its new Your Phone iOS app for Windows 10 . The five-year initiative will include seed grants for startups, nonprofit organizations and academic researchers, as well as deeper investments and expertise from Microsoft researchers.

Science Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset on Sale Now
Author: 0 Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset on Sale Now

In an age when leaks spoil every surprise, Facebook came very close to surprising everyone with the launch of its highly anticipated Oculus Go stand-alone VR headset. However, as of Tuesday morning, the $199 Oculus Go appeared to have already sold out as the Amazon listed it as now unavailable. "For the first time, Oculus brings you a truly standalone VR headset-with no additional hardware, computers, or devices required".

Science Microsoft Windows 10 April Update to be released today
Author: 0 Microsoft Windows 10 April Update to be released today

It can be scheduled to be turned on at a particular time like working time for example. The Timeline feature is probably the most interesting one, as it allows users to resume the app states of the apps they used on different (but connected) machines.

Science Amazon Now Delivers To Late Model GM Vehicles
Author: 0 Amazon Now Delivers To Late Model GM Vehicles

Owners of eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles with an active OnStar account will be able to have Amazon packages delivered inside their vehicle using Amazon Key . For those who are anxious about security and think that it couldn't possibly be safe to have a stranger unlock their vehicle to leave a package inside the trunk, Amazon highlights that it has taken several security measures.

Science Facebook Received Positive Audit, Despite Cambridge Analytica Data Transfers
Author: 0 Facebook Received Positive Audit, Despite Cambridge Analytica Data Transfers

Facebook said no "sensitive pieces of information" such as financial passwords were taken, though information about a user's identity and location was available. Further, the fact that the report is heavily redacted makes it hard for analysts to understand how the conclusion was made. "Anybody can be taken by this", said Bagnetto, 38, a triathlon coach who lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and said he didn't blame whichever of his friends took the quiz for exposing his data.

Science Terry Rozier, Thon Maker Double Technical in Game 2 Reportedly Rescinded
Author: 0 Terry Rozier, Thon Maker Double Technical in Game 2 Reportedly Rescinded

They ranked 25th in attempted threes during the regular season and they don't shy away from the mid-range game as drastically as most teams do in today's game. Al Horford led the way with a remarkable all-around performance of 24 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and two steals. You can see that in the effort, the strategy and the turnovers.

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