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Research Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali
Author: 0 Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali

It said the city's air quality has "improved significantly" since Thursday, but the recovery was slow due to low surface wind speed. The report on the widespread burning of firecrackers comes even as the Supreme Court has fixed a two-hour time period, from 8 pm to 10 pm, for bursting of crackers on Diwali and other festivals.

Research Crisis That'll have Us Crying into What's Left of our Beer
Author: 0 Crisis That'll have Us Crying into What's Left of our Beer

Beer drinkers might pay more for and find less of their favorite beverage as climate change comes for barley. The research paper has attracted wide attention, as it gives people a very concrete reference point from which to view the concept of climate change.

Research How Virgin Group founder Richard Branson spends $5 billion net worth
Author: 0 How Virgin Group founder Richard Branson spends $5 billion net worth

Branson has previously said he thinks Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin would both "have a person in space roundabout the same time ". But the firm's plans have been delayed by numerous setbacks and the loss of the company's previous space plane in a 2014 accident that killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury .

Research Scientists issue most dire warning yet on climate change
Author: 0 Scientists issue most dire warning yet on climate change

The corresponding October 8, 2018 IPCC "Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments" press release lays out report findings, perhaps the most important of which is: "Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment".

Research Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas
Author: 0 Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas

The system could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday. When this depression enters the Gulf of Mexico, it will likely begin to strengthen because of very warm waters and relatively weak wind shear. The low could gradually acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics over the next few days while the system moves generally eastward and remains over warm waters.

Research India may send astronaut to train on International Space Station in 2022
Author: 0 India may send astronaut to train on International Space Station in 2022

Drew Feustel needs to return to Earth this week after his stay on the global space station , but he did it as a parting gift. The Soyuz MS-09/55S capsule - the vehicle at the center of a growing controversy over an unexpected and unexplained hole which appeared in its hull - remains attached to the International Space Station.

Research Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years
Author: 0 Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

Wednesday: Nobel Prize in chemistry will be awarded. The event also marks the third time in 55 years that a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics . Their invented technique - called chirped pulse amplification or CPA - became the standard for subsequent high-intensity lasers. Because laser beams could only be amplified so far before they destroyed the amplifying material, Strickland and Mourou chose to first "stretch" out a laser pulse , lowering its peak power by slowing it down.

Research Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon

Meanwhile, Kirk has restrengthened into a tropical storm, and tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles. A Hurricane Watch is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are POSSIBLE within the specified area of the Watch. On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Rosa formed off the Pacific Coast.

Author: 0 Beluga whale stranded in the River Thames

According to National Geographic magazine, beluga whales can range from 13 to 20 feet in length. The rare marine mammal was first seen near Gravesend, Kent, and appeared to be " swimming strongly " and feeding in the estuary. The last sighting in United Kingdom waters was in 2015 when they were spotted off northeastern England near the Northumberland coastline, but they left shortly afterwards, she added.

Research Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'
Author: 0 Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'

Today, the company will have a surprise event, probably hosted by Elon Musk , who will announce who will be the individual that will be aboard the BFR and travel around the Moon. It's envisioned as a base for exploration of the moon, Mars and beyond. "All right. Maybe we will both be on it", Musk said to cheers and applause.

Research NASA launches ICESat-2 to track global ice loss
Author: 0 NASA launches ICESat-2 to track global ice loss

United Launch Alliance ( ULA ) is retiring the Delta II as it focuses more on its Delta IV and Atlas V rockets. The Delta II had its first successful launch on Valentine's Day, 1989. Liftoff came at 6:02 a.m. PT from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, after a slight delay in the countdown due to concerns about the chilldown of the rocket's helium bottles.

Research Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US
Author: 0 Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US

A day after Florence blew ashore in North Carolina with 144km/h winds, the death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm sits at at least 13. Sarah Thompson, who is helping lead Save the Children's response to Florence, told NPR children are among the most vulnerable to emotional trauma from a major storm.

Research Storm chaser records Florence battering Carolina coast
Author: 0 Storm chaser records Florence battering Carolina coast

It's believed he died after he was blown down while going outside to check on his dogs. The sixth Florence related death is also the first reported in South Carolina, according to both the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Union County Coroner's Office.

Research Race to rescue people stranded in United States hurricane
Author: 0 Race to rescue people stranded in United States hurricane

TRINIS living in the U.S. were vigorously preparing themselves for Hurricane Florence which is forecast to make landfall along the eastern coast sometime today. The city installed 11 pumps to help deal with the river, but Mayor John Cantey said he wants people living near it to get out. Myrtle Beach, a SC beach resort, was deserted with empty streets, boarded up storefronts and very little traffic.

Research As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like
Author: 0 As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

The hurricane center, in its 5 a.m. Thursday update , said Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., moving northwest at 15 mph. The slow movement, combined with the massive amount of moisture this storm holds, will bring unsafe rains - from 20 to 30 inches in coastal North Carolina and 40 inches possible in isolated areas, the weather service says.

Research Carolinas face days more of catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Florence
Author: 0 Carolinas face days more of catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Florence

Firefighters arrive at a home where a large tree fell on that had three people trapped, after Hurricane Florence hit the area, on September 14, 2018 in Wilmington, North Carolina. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm will travel through upstate SC, be downgraded to a tropical depression, then turn north toward the Ohio Valley.

Research The Impact Of Hurricane Florence
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The flooding began on barrier islands in North Carolina and then spread into coastal and river communities there and in SC, swamping the white sands and golf courses in North Myrtle Beach. "We could get some rain and gusty winds". As Hurricane Florence looms off the eastern United States and Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut ) threatens the Philippines, here are some facts about monster storms and what to expect as climate change supercharges our weather.

Research Musk signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip on SpaceX
Author: 0 Musk signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip on SpaceX

This is not the first time the California-based company, headed by Internet entrepreneur and Tesla electric vehicle CEO Elon Musk , has touted plans to send tourists around the Moon. SpaceX spokespeople told the Wall Street Journal that the mission as still going to happen but remained tight-lipped about more details. But Musk has broad ambitions for SpaceX and the BFR .

Research 83-foot wave measured by satellite as Hurricane Florence approaches
Author: 0 83-foot wave measured by satellite as Hurricane Florence approaches

Shepard Smith and Flaherty said reports showed storm surge from the system is likely to be felt dozens of miles inland, including along the Neuse River Basin - which stretches inward from New Bern toward Rocky Mount and Nashville, N.C. The 8 a.m. forecast on Hurricane Florence reinforces projections that the storm's path will shift slightly to the southeast as it closes in on the Carolinas.

Research New Hanover County declares state of emergency, considers mandatory evacuation
Author: 0 New Hanover County declares state of emergency, considers mandatory evacuation

It was moving west close to 7 mph, about 720 miles from Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said . Computer-model forecasts generally project the storm to make landfall between northern SC and North Carolina's Outer Banks as a Category 4 on Thursday, although shifts in the track are possible and storm impacts will expand great distances beyond where landfall occurs.

Research Storm Moving Closer to US
Author: 0 Storm Moving Closer to US

The NHC said Florence is 1,170 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear in North Carolina , moving west-northwest at 13 mph. A high-pressure ridge building to the north and northwest of Florence is expected to steer the hurricane west-north-westward to northwestward toward the southeastern US coast.

Research Florence to become powerful hurricane Monday
Author: 0 Florence to become powerful hurricane Monday

The third hurricane in the Atlantic, Hurricane Florence , could pose a danger to parts of the U.S. For Central Florida, it is becoming likely that Florence will bring significant wave activity in the Atlantic, along with a risky high rip current threat and possible coastal erosion.

Research Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic

The storm was centered about 835 miles (1340 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 7 mph (11 kph). The strengthening of Florence is due to a few different factors. “It may take the cyclone some time to gather itself once the shear abates, but once it becomes vertically stacked again, the intensity is likely to increase significantly.”.

Research Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing
Author: 0 Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Bush as the conservative judge's Senate confirmation hearing began. On Tuesday, there were angry scenes minutes after Mr Kavanaugh entered the committee rooms . "Anything less than 49 Democratic votes against Kavanaugh would be a massive failure of your leadership". Republicans want to put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court before the November midterm elections.

Research Protesters dressed in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costumes are waiting outside the Kavanaugh hearing
Author: 0 Protesters dressed in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costumes are waiting outside the Kavanaugh hearing

Feinstein says she thinks she and Kavanaugh are on "totally different wavelengths" re: "common use". "We actually passed gun safety after what happened in Parkland", Guttenberg said , and then "the NRA filed a lawsuit". Rather than engage Fred, however, Kavanaugh shot him a confused look and turned away. refusing to talk to the guy. "This is a travesty of justice! " shouted one.

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