Chinese city wants to launch artificial moon to 'replace streetlights'

This bold plan never came to fruition, but as Chinese news outlet The People's Daily reports , an illumination satellite inspired by the idea may brighten the streets of Chengdu as soon as 2020. The first man-made moon will launch from Xichang Sat... More..

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'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

Michael flattened homes, plunged communities into darkness and ravaged whole neighborhoods. Gov. Rick Scott said the Panhandle awoke to "unimaginable destruction". Officials didn't say whether anyone else w...More..

Astronauts cheat death as rocket fails in mid-flight
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Astronauts cheat death as rocket fails in mid-flight

The booster rocket failure that forced an emergency landing for two astronauts headed to the International Space Station was the first launch accident for Russia's manned-space program in 35 years. They a...More..

Hurricane Michael Decimates Florida Panhandle, Kills at Least One
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hurricane Michael Decimates Florida Panhandle, Kills at Least One

Michael is a bad storm". Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the USA mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday...More..

Climate change report draws call for action from United Nations rights expert
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Climate change report draws call for action from United Nations rights expert

But the effects of not meeting the 1.5C target would mean huge changes to the world. "In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris cl...More..

Hurricane Michael strikes Florida, moves to Carolinas as tropical storm
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael strikes Florida, moves to Carolinas as tropical storm

A National Ocean Service water level station at Apalachicola recently reported almost 6.5 feet of inundation above ground level. " Michael will steadily weaken as it crosses the south-eastern United States ...More..

by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX launches Argentine satellite, posts first ground-landing on West Coast

The 30th Space Wing said in a news release Tuesday that Central Coast residents may see the first stage of the Falcon 9 returning to Vandenberg. The company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Fo...More..

Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; three other disturbances tracked
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; three other disturbances tracked

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Kirk continues its westward trek, and is now moving west at 21 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. A discussion from the NHC reads: "T...More..

Trump Asked About His Golf Course During Hurricane Florence Visit
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Trump Asked About His Golf Course During Hurricane Florence Visit

Rivers at some sites are not forecast to crest for days, including near Conway, S.C . "All of that water is coming your way and people don't know that and they assume, you look outside and you see this handsom...More..

Trump to visit NC as governor asks pleads for patience
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trump to visit NC as governor asks pleads for patience

President Donald Trump and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper listen while attending a briefing, after Trump arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to visit areas impacted by Hurricane Florence, Sept. "...More..

Florence death toll up at 11, including 3 killed by flooding
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Florence death toll up at 11, including 3 killed by flooding

Some towns have received more than two feet of rain from Florence, and forecasters warned that drenching rains totalling up to three-and-a-half feet of water could trigger epic flooding well inland through ea...More..

'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence

Gradually, Friday through the weekend (local time), the massive storm - containing a zone of tropical-storm-force winds almost 643km wide - will drift inland, engulfing much of SC and southern North Carolina ....More..

In the United States raging hurricane
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

In the United States raging hurricane "Florence"

Storm surge has accounted for about half of the deaths in hurricanes since 1970, according to the National Hurricane Center . The giant, 400-mile-wide hurricane unloaded heavy rain, flattened trees, chewed ...More..

Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. Residents especially those in flood and landslide prone areas are to be vigilant; and small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise c...More..

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches a $2 bln philanthropic fund
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches a $2 bln philanthropic fund

Where are the opportunities to make things better? Apple reached that milestone a few weeks earlier . In 2012, he donated $2.5 million to uphold Washington state's same-sex marriage law. Along with running A...More..

California aims to get all electricity from clean sources
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

California aims to get all electricity from clean sources

The policies - including electric vehicle incentives, a "cap and trade" program to put a price on carbon emissions, and renewable energy mandates - have helped the state reduce emissions to the same level as 19...More..

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

Most of the rain for the western half of the state will come from Sunday through the first half of next week. Trump said the federal government was "absolutely, totally prepared" for Florence. "The large...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 2, still considered risky

In an urgent plea, he said: "If you are on the coast, there is still time to get to safety, because no possession is worth your life". Hurricane Florence is moving closer to the coast of North and SC, where...More..

Florida child killed by falling tree as Gordon strikes land
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Florida child killed by falling tree as Gordon strikes land

The only death reported as of Wednesday afternoon was the child killed late Tuesday when a large oak tree branch fell onto a mobile home in Pensacola, Florida. Gordon was not the only storm being watched by for...More..

Calm before the storm Tuesday; Gordon moves in Wednesday — ALERT DAY
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Calm before the storm Tuesday; Gordon moves in Wednesday — ALERT DAY

A child was killed Tuesday in Pensacola, Florida as Gordon whipped the Alabama and western Florida Panhandle coasts with tropical storm-force winds and heavy downpours, a spokeswoman with the Escambia County ...More..

by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Gulf Coast prepares for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane

Tampa Bay was pelted with bands of rain and occasionally gusty winds from Tropical Storm Gordon on Monday, but Gulf Coast states could be in for worse. Tropical Storm Gordon has left many businesses on Florid...More..

California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial

While some people are able to quickly get out of jail by posting bail, people who aren't able to afford it sit in jail until the court takes action, or until they work with a bail bond agent to secure their fre...More..

Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year

The plan is rolling back President Barack Obama's effort to slow global warming. The proposal lays out several possible pathways that individual states might use for regulating coal-fired power plants, an...More..

U-turns leave Malcolm Turnbull on the ropes and facing coup
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

U-turns leave Malcolm Turnbull on the ropes and facing coup

Mr Dutton has now resigned from his Home Affairs portfolio, creating a big gap in Cabinet that Mr Turnbull will have to fill. Dutton has consistently shied away from admitting his desire to take on Turnbull, ...More..

Weed killer linked to cancer found in kids' cereal, oatmeal
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Weed killer linked to cancer found in kids' cereal, oatmeal

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen in 2015. The amount of the chemical in those samples was well un...More..

It'll be a stargazer's delight the next few nights watching the Perseids
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

It'll be a stargazer's delight the next few nights watching the Perseids

Before we had back to work or school if you can stay up a little late tonight you are in for a treat as the Perseid meteor shower will be peaking early Monday morning between midnight and 5am with as many as ...More..

Solar Eclipse August 11: where to watch
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Solar Eclipse August 11: where to watch

A partial solar eclipse should not be viewed with bare eyes, and special glasses should be used. What is a solar eclipse? Whereas the partial solar eclipse will appear when the moon covers some part of the ...More..

Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules

Those standards target a doubling of the fuel economy standards to 50 miles per gallon . The prices on new cars have become unaffordable to median-income families in every metropolitan region in the United...More..

Next Month, NASA Will Be Declaring Crew Members For SpaceX And Boeing
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Next Month, NASA Will Be Declaring Crew Members For SpaceX And Boeing

It won't be the first time SpaceX trounces Boeing . The idea is that other customers will emerge and the company will have a profitable business that does not rely exclusively on government contracts. Boeing...More..

On Tuesday Mars will Make its Closest Approach to Earth Since 2003
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

On Tuesday Mars will Make its Closest Approach to Earth Since 2003

The red planet will appear at its brightest since 2003, when Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years. The red planet won't be this close again till September 15, 2035. In fact, on J...More..

Miles of Water Found on Mars. Could It Support Life?
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Miles of Water Found on Mars. Could It Support Life?

A 12-mile long lake of liquid water has been detected under the polar ice caps of Mars, raising hopes that life could exist beneath the surface. Deep beneath the surface, however, the weight of overlying soil...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blue Origin to push New Shepard safety regime with ninth test

Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. Blue Origin used this launch to test an abort of the capsule in space, should anything go...More..

'Unprecedented Level of Animus!' Strzok Gets His Smackdown for Anti-Trump Bias
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

'Unprecedented Level of Animus!' Strzok Gets His Smackdown for Anti-Trump Bias

Strzok was a lead agent in both the Russian Federation probe and the investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of st...More..

Heat warning continues for Windsor
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Heat warning continues for Windsor

In the USA, one woman reportedly died Saturday in Pennsylvania after going into cardiac arrest due to the heat, and a 30-year-old man collapsed while running a race in NY. Friday's forecast is for a mix of sun ...More..

McConnell predicts Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

McConnell predicts Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed

President, that's your choice'". Other prominent names who could be considered include Judges Amy Coney Barrett, whom Trump named to the federal appeals court in Chicago; Raymond Kethledge, a former Kennedy l...More..

by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Strawberry Moon and Saturn to put on dazzling display this week

The ringed planet will look like a bright star next to the moon, which is full at 10:53 p.m.in Denver. Here's what you need to know as the full moon and Saturn get ready to put on a dazzling display this week...More..

NASA almost found life on Mars
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

NASA almost found life on Mars

The scientists behind experiments conducted by the Curiosity rover are today reporting two results that make the Red Planet's story even more interesting. This could be a sign that there is a reservoir of metha...More..

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief

The event emphasised the role of schools, colleges and universities in protecting nature and environment as well as beating plastic pollution , stated another official release. "An average 13 million tonnes ...More..

SpaceX Falcon 9 delivers massive commercial satellite to orbit from Cape Canaveral
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 delivers massive commercial satellite to orbit from Cape Canaveral

The satellite will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East. It will replace and augment the services now being provided on SES's NSS-6 satellite. Together with SES-8, SES-12 will reach 18 million TV homes, and provid...More..

States Declare Emergencies Ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

States Declare Emergencies Ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

The center said a tropical storm warning is in effect from the Suwannee River in Florida to the Mississippi-Alabama state line. This storm will probably not impact us in a much weaker state until late next week...More..

Storm is likely to become depression and bring heavy rains
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Storm is likely to become depression and bring heavy rains

Conditions above the Gulf will become more favorable for some development through the weekend as this low moves slowly north-northwest toward the north-central Gulf Coast . An event in South Florida was ...More..

Russian Federation meddled with goal of helping Trump, Senate Intel Committee says
by | Thursday, May 17, 2018

Russian Federation meddled with goal of helping Trump, Senate Intel Committee says

After the meeting ended, Goldstone apologized profusely to Trump, Jr., "for what he believed was wasting our time ". Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin said the Russian lawyer leading the meeti...More..

Is the Nokia X6 Cannibalizing the Nokia 6 Series?
by | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Is the Nokia X6 Cannibalizing the Nokia 6 Series?

While the Snapdragon 636 powered variant comes with 6GB RAM and the other variant with MediaTek Helio P60 processor offers 4GB RAM. If the Nokia X6 comes out of China, we expect it to be launched as Android O...More..

The Honor 10 Goes Global, Starting With The UK
by | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Honor 10 Goes Global, Starting With The UK

For photography, the Honor 10 comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup with a combination of a 16MP RGB sensor and a 24MP monochrome sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 2x Zoom, LED flash, depth focus, PDAF and A...More..

Bethesda unveils first gameplay footage of Rage 2
by | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bethesda unveils first gameplay footage of Rage 2

An asteroid has annihilated 80% of the earth's population, and humanity's numbers are dwindling. The wasteland is massive, and you've got the arsenal to fight for every inch. Bethesda's official Twitter accou...More..

by | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Google Releases New Play Store Version For Android Device Users

Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android smartphones users, who unwittingly pay their telecom for gigabytes consumed during the harvesting, regu...More..

Microsoft Announces Surface Hub 2 With Four New Features
by | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Microsoft Announces Surface Hub 2 With Four New Features

The Surface Hub 2 with only a 50.5-inch display as Microsoft will scrap the larger display size next year. Even with this much sleeker look, it still contains speakers, a far-field microphone array, and a came...More..

by | Sunday, May 13, 2018

First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lobs comms sat into orbit

While the satellite started its journey to the space, people of all ages across the country were awake and many of them started singing with joy and pride the national anthem - "Amaar Sonar Bangla, Ami Tomay Va...More..

Google Assistant to get six new voices
by | Thursday, May 10, 2018

Google Assistant to get six new voices

This is a big deal because "our technologies reflect our culture", Dr. Miriam E. Sweeney, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama who specializes in digital media, told Moneyish. Custom routines all...More..

Nintendo Has No Plans for Virtual Console on Switch
by | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Nintendo Has No Plans for Virtual Console on Switch

The prices for the online service were revealed back in June 2017 but Nintendo updated it with a new tier. The Nintendo Switch Online Service , like other home console online subscriptions, will gi...More..