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Jeff Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

Jeff Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander USA aerospace giant Lockheed Martin , responding to NASA's plans to renew the exploration of the moon and Mars in the next decade, unveiled Wednesday a concept spacecraft able to land on the lunar surface. The company offered no details on Wednesday about how it would move from the design phase to moon missions in this timeframe. Lockheed's lunar lander will serve as a precursor to an eve... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US High surf up to 10 feet and rip currents will begin along southern California coast Sunday, the hurricane center said. Heavy rainfall is expected across the Baja peninsula as well as the southwestern United States, with the potential for life-threatening desert flash flooding and mountain landslides, the hurricane center said. [Full Article...]

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

Tropical Storm Kirk grew a little stronger by 11am on Wednesday with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. Movement was towards the west near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h). An identical warning has been issued by France's government for Guadeloupe and Martinique. "By Thursday or Friday, Leslie is expected to reacquire subtropical or tropical characteristics while the cyclone moves slowly eastwar... [Full Article...]

Foot Spider Web Blankets Entire Lagoon In Greece

Foot Spider Web Blankets Entire Lagoon In Greece In 2015, a similar event was reported with Tetragnatha spiders in Dallas, Texas where webbing took over a "football-field" length area. Residents say the extensive spider webs have another benefit: keeping down mosquitoes. Thankfully, the webs won't be around to menace the people of Aitoliko forever, according to Maria Chatzaki, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus U... [Full Article...]

Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

Reuters reports that giant spiderwebs recently started blanketing the shores of Aitoliko in western Greece. The video, posted on YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos , shows a beach in the town of Aitoliko covered in webs almost 300m long. Sadly, the eight-legged architects will soon die off, leaving the web to degrade naturally. More yummy gnats mean more Tetragnatha spiders, according to Maria... [Full Article...]

I-40 in North Carolina Turns Into a River Due to Florence

I-40 in North Carolina Turns Into a River Due to Florence The Coast Guard said it had 26 helicopters and 11 aircraft looking for people in trouble. A power outage at a wastewater treatment plant in Wilmington resulted in partially treated sewage water being released into the Cape Fear River, said Reggie Cheatham, director of the U.S. [Full Article...]

Japan’s punk billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed as SpaceX moon tourist

Japan’s punk billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed as SpaceX moon tourist Neither Maezawa nor Musk would disclose the price of the flight, but Musk said that Maezawa - who had been one of the two customers for SpaceX's earlier plans for a circumlunar flight on a Dragon announced almost 18 months ago, but since shelved - had already made a down payment. [Full Article...]

Florence turns deadly, unleashing ‘catastrophic floods on Carolinas

Florence turns deadly, unleashing ‘catastrophic floods on Carolinas Key trends• Florence's keep of abode: By early Saturday, Florence was 25 miles (35 km) west of Myrtle Seaside, South Carolina. "Remember: Most storm deaths occur from drowning in fresh water, often in cars", North Carolina Gov. "I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth", he said. Cooper said there have been 17 confirmed storm-related deaths in North Carolina ... [Full Article...]

Florence cuts off United States city of Wilmington

Florence cuts off United States city of Wilmington Emergency workers have made at least 1,000 swift-water rescues in North Carolina by early Monday, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said. - A mother and a child were killed when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington , North Carolina. Parts of the Mid-Atlantic as far north as southern NY and New England are set to receive additional rainfall, and a few tornadoes are possible in t... [Full Article...]

Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming

Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm- force winds , conditions that make outside preparations hard or unsafe. After forecast models showed steering currents collapsing as the storm nears the Carolina coast Tuesday, forecasters shifted the track slightly south. [Full Article...]

Two people killed in Lenoir County from Hurricane Florence

Two people killed in Lenoir County from Hurricane Florence Catastrophic freshwater flooding is expected over portions of North Carolina and SC. The Wilmington Police Department said Friday that the two were killed when a tree fell on their house. That's enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay or cover the entire state of Texas with almost 10cm of water, he calculated. But it's not only North Carolinians who live along the coast who are being impacted by s... [Full Article...]

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas The 11 p.m. ET National Hurricane Center update warned of "catastrophic freshwater flooding" in parts of North and SC, and of continuing life-threatening storm surges and strong winds overnight as Florence moves slowly west-southwestward over extreme eastern SC. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave Hurricane Florence , growing in size despite its weakening winds, churned ever closer to the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday as evacuations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the threat of deadly high seas and calamitous floods. [Full Article...]

Center of Hurricane Florence 25 miles off North Carolina coast: NHC

Center of Hurricane Florence 25 miles off North Carolina coast: NHC Forecasters say "it can not be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard associated with slow-moving Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland". Roy Cooper said. More than 22,000 patients evacuated from hospitals in SC. It hit the coast as a Category 1 storm with 90 miles per hour maximum sustained winds , the NWS said. [Full Article...]

Surfers Hit Hurricane Florence Storm Surge in SC

Surfers Hit Hurricane Florence Storm Surge in SC In the latest update , the NHC said that a tropical storm warning was issued from south of South Santee River to Edisto Beach, South Carolina . Meanwhile, lane reversals on USA 501 ended at noon and reversals on I-26 end Thursday night, allowing state police and transportation workers to get to a safe location before the storm hits. [Full Article...]

Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic ZlotoNews

Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic ZlotoNews Hurricane Florence is blowing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour as it barrels toward the US East Coast as a Category 4 storm . National Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) revealed the extent of hurricane Florence, which is close to the coast of the United States. [Full Article...]

'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days

'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days The incoming storm has prompted mass evacuations , primarily along the coastlines of North and South Carolina , and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday that his state is in "a very deadly and important game of chess with Hurricane Florence ". [Full Article...]

Watches issued for Tropical Storm Isaac which could regain hurricane strength

Watches issued for Tropical Storm Isaac which could regain hurricane strength North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency as well as mandatory evacuation orders along the eastern coastline. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is gathering power as it moves towards land, and "is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane" by Thursday. [Full Article...]

Officials Urge People Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Officials Urge People Prepare for Hurricane Florence As Hurricane Florence-now upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane-appears headed toward the southeastern US, the governors of South Carolina , North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency . Florence is being felt along the North Carolina coast with large sea swells. At a press conference on Monday, Cooper called his state the "bullseye" for Hurricane Florence, saying they are "br... [Full Article...]

TROPICS: Florence expected to produce damaging winds in Carolinas

TROPICS: Florence expected to produce damaging winds in Carolinas Trump said in a Twitter message he has spoken to the governors of North and SC and Virginia, adding: "Federal government stands by, ready to assist". It appears the storm is mostly likely to make landfall in North or SC by the end of the week, but it could still shift, and states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast are being warned to brace for potentially historic storm effects. [Full Article...]


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