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Sci-tech SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey
Author: 0 SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

Maezawa hasn't selected which artists will join him on the four to five-day journey, which will send his craft around the Moon and back to Earth. Maezawa said: "I would like to invite six to eight artists from around the world to join me on this mission to the moon.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence forces more than 1 million people to flee
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence forces more than 1 million people to flee

The storm is now about 950 miles from the Carolina coast line, but moving in that direction at about 15 mph. Computer models placed the forecast track toward the coast of North and SC. Beaufort County public schools will be closed Tuesday through the rest of the week, a school district news release said. "Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday", the NHC said in a bulletin.

Sci-tech A bird's-eye view of North Carolina under water
Author: 0 A bird's-eye view of North Carolina under water

Rescue teams try to reach hundreds of stranded people and race against rising rivers and floods that could last for days after Florence dumped record rain on the Carolinas and killed at least 31 people. He said the rainfall was fast and furious, with more than 5 inches (13 centimeters) falling in Auburn, New Hampshire, in as little as six hours. A state of emergency was declared in Tioga County due to flash flooding, according to the Ithaca Journal on September 18.

Sci-tech Disaster-relief teams from NY area helping Florence victims
Author: 0 Disaster-relief teams from NY area helping Florence victims

The American Red Cross is responding across multiple states as Hurricane Florence begins to pound coastal and inland communities, according to an update on disaster response from a local agency official. To bolster relief efforts, the Red Cross is mobilizing almost 130 emergency response vehicles and more than 70 trailers of equipment and supplies, including ready-to-eat meals and enough cots and blankets for more than 100,000 people.

Author: 0 Carolinas brace for days of floods after Florence's deluge

News outlets report that the Charlotte County sheriff's office says the boy was struck by lightning at Central Middle School during storms Monday. Thomas Hammett, of Otway, North Carolina, said he has been in the shelter for almost a week with his two children, Jerry, 11, Christopher, three.

Sci-tech Carolinas brace for days of floods after Florence's deluge
Author: 0 Carolinas brace for days of floods after Florence's deluge

News outlets report that the Charlotte County sheriff's office says the boy was struck by lightning at Central Middle School during storms Monday. Thomas Hammett, of Otway, North Carolina, said he has been in the shelter for almost a week with his two children, Jerry, 11, Christopher, three.

Sci-tech Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast
Author: 0 Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

Flooding worries were increasing in West Virginia and Virginia, where roads were closed and power outages were on the rise. According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, "Our rainfall potential is really starting to go down". Officials are planning to use high water vehicles to drive in enough food and other supplies to feed 60,000 people for four days. Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday (Sep 17) as the death toll from Hurricane ...

Sci-tech Japanese billionaire businessman is SpaceX's Moon tourist
Author: 0 Japanese billionaire businessman is SpaceX's Moon tourist

Maezawa's trip to the moon will be made on board a BFR, which is now still in development. At this year's South by Southwest hypefest in Austin, Texas, his Muskiness predicted that the first BFR flight would take place in 2019, although these would at first be strictly up and down takeoffs and landings to test out the system, so the 2023 date is flexible.

Sci-tech Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX's forthcoming BFR spacecraft
Author: 0 Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX's forthcoming BFR spacecraft

According to Forbes magazine's rich list, there are 34 Japanese-born billionaires in the world, though many of them may be too old to take the trip. You might've already spotted SpaceX's new render of the BFR ship, when the company announced that it had signed a passenger to fly around the moon on Thursday.

Sci-tech Number of Hurricane Florence victims in United States rises to 13
Author: 0 Number of Hurricane Florence victims in United States rises to 13

At 2300 EDT (0300 GMT), the NHC said Florence had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km), and was slowly drifting westward over SC. Florence was moving west at 8 miles per hour. "We're going to have to redo the whole inside". "Or bury us, or something", he said as floodwater crept upon his porch. As all this happened, there were other things that happened on the internet too.

Author: 0 Typhoon pounds China after mud buries dozens in Philippines

On Sunday morning, Mangkhut was barreling toward densely populated southern China and Hong Kong , where authorities raised the highest storm warnings and moved almost a half-million people to shelter from seven cities. People were warned to prepare for the worst by government officials. Typhoon Mangkhut battered the northern Philippines on Saturday before slamming into southern China on Sunday.

Sci-tech Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows
Author: 0 Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows

Forty miles to the south, the tiny town of Pollocksville, population 300, found itself cut in two on Sunday afternoon after the River Trent burst its banks. The county had been conducting water rescues since Thursday, Parker said. The port town of Wilmington woke Friday to the noise of exploding electric transformers with powerful gusts tossing highway signals as well as other particles along with water in virtually all directions, based on an AFP reporter at the site.

Sci-tech NASA's Ice-Tracking ICESat-2 Satellite Is About To Launch
Author: 0 NASA's Ice-Tracking ICESat-2 Satellite Is About To Launch

But just because it's an important type of data doesn't mean it's easy to gather, which is where NASA's affection for space-based lasers comes into play. "If you want a picture of how the whole ice sheet is changing, you really have to look at it from the vantage point of space ". The ICESat-2 mission cost a little over $1 billion and the spacecraft is about the size of a Smart vehicle.

Sci-tech California Governor: Trump a 'Fool' on Climate Legacy
Author: 0 California Governor: Trump a 'Fool' on Climate Legacy

California is the second U.S. state after Hawaii to commit to carbon-free energy. Since the United States formally withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement last summer, Governor Brown has been vocal about California's continued commitment to honor the spirit of the deal and continue to reduce harmful carbon emissions.

Sci-tech Death toll rises to 7 as Florence pours on the rain
Author: 0 Death toll rises to 7 as Florence pours on the rain

Florence made landfall early Friday morning as a Category 1 hurricane but weakened over the course of the day to a tropical storm. Serious flooding is expected in inland areas of the two states, with waters already rising in communities such as Conway, South Carolina, near Myrtle Beach - and some rivers may not crest for another three to five days.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence may hit North Carolina
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence may hit North Carolina

Tens of thousands were without power. Even miles away from the Atlantic, North Carolina residents in low-lying areas were boarding up and emptying stores. That's enough water to fill the Empire State Building almost 40,000 times. The most recent comparison to be made is Hurricane Arthur, which slammed into the North Carolina coast as a Category 2 storm in July 2014.

Sci-tech Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This
Author: 0 Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon. The center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later on Thursday, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and eastern SC in the hurricane warning area on Thursday night and Friday, the NHC added.

Author: 0 Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression

Storm surges, flash flooding and wind have left a path of destruction, with hundreds of thousands of people unable to return to their homes until floodwaters recede, which is expected to take days in many instances. On a flooded road near New Bern , Bryan Moore and his nephew Logan chose to go swimming in the floodwaters after having spent days at home without electricity or running water.

Sci-tech 4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas
Author: 0 4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

More than 16 inches of rain have fallen in southeast North Carolina and another 20 to 25 inches is on the way, the hurricane center said. North Carolina Gov. "So we made a decision to stay", she said. "This is a 500- or 1,000-year event". Authorities have confirmed those storm-related deaths, including a mother and her infant child who died after a tree fell on their home in New Hanover County, where the storm hit Friday morning with a 105 miles per hour wind gust, the strongest ...

Sci-tech Duke Energy shutting down Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence
Author: 0 Duke Energy shutting down Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

After the still unresolved disaster at Fukushima, U.S. regulators demanded that power plant operators upgrade their plants to be better able to withstand earthquakes and flooding. Its inspectors are verifying that all preparations have been completed, and the plants' emergency diesel generators are available with ample fuel in case the storm affects off-site power.

Sci-tech McMaster warns of flood dangers in SC after Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 McMaster warns of flood dangers in SC after Hurricane Florence

Some of the worst flooding from the monster storm was in the town of New Bern, North Carolina, where the Neuse River overflowed its banks, flooding streets and trapping many people in their homes. Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats. Authorities warned too of the threat of mudslides and the risk of environmental havoc from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and pig farms.

Sci-tech NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'
Author: 0 NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'

Hurricane Florence is now expected to slow down and turn south after making a roaring landfall along the East Coast, a forecast that could have dire consequences for SC, meteorologists said Wednesday. Roy Cooper warned residents, "Don't bet your life on riding out a monster". "And if that's the case, it would continue to be over warm water and it would (retain) its hurricane status a little while longer before weakening into a tropical storm ".

Sci-tech Dolphins swimming in flood water caused by Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 Dolphins swimming in flood water caused by Hurricane Florence

Emergency workers went door to door urging people to flee Florence's rising waters and used inflatable boats to rescue others as the storm practically parked itself over land and poured on the rain Saturday, raising fears that North Carolina could be in for the most disastrous flooding in its history.

Sci-tech More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches
Author: 0 More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches

The Weather Channel reported that about 300,000 have lost power so far. At least four people were killed. Tom Ballance said his wife went to Atlanta and he stayed behind in their New Bern home with their three dogs and a cat. Some areas could receive as much as 40 inches (one meter) of rain, forecasters said. Numerous roads were closed, and authorities warned of the risk of landslides, tornadoes and flash floods, with dams and bridges in peril as rivers and creeks swelled.

Author: 0 National Hurricane Center Updates Current Status of Tropical Storm Florence

Hurricane Florence was making landfall in North Carolina early Friday pushing a life-threatening storm surge for miles inland with screaming wind that was destroying buildings in its path. But it was clear that this was really about the water, not the wind . Electricity remained out for much of the city, with power lines lying across many roads like wet strands of spaghetti.

Sci-tech Eight dead in Florence storm
Author: 0 Eight dead in Florence storm

When Florence started battering eastern North Carolina with record rainfall , the Neuse and Trent rivers began to swell - and combined with high tide, made for risky flooding. The National Hurricane Center described Florence's path as a wobble around southeastern North Carolina. National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said radar and rain gauges indicated some areas got as much as 2½ feet of rain, which he called "absolutely staggering".

Sci-tech NASA posts phenomenal video of Hurricane Florence from station
Author: 0 NASA posts phenomenal video of Hurricane Florence from station

Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Gerst photographed the storm 400 kilometers, or 248 miles, above the eye. The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence before it reaches the coastline of North Carolina and SC early Friday, Sept.

Sci-tech The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas
Author: 0 The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas

FEMA and the National Weather Service also urged residents along the coast to evacuate. "It's important for people to know this is no ordinary storm and customers could be without power for a very long time - not days, but weeks". As of 5 a.m. EDT (0900g) it was centered about 205 miles (325 kilometers) east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and about 250 miles (450 kilometers) east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, moving northwest at 15 mph (24 kph).

Sci-tech FEMA chief's dual challenge: huge hurricane and inspector general inquiry
Author: 0 FEMA chief's dual challenge: huge hurricane and inspector general inquiry

Neither FEMA nor the inspector general's office of DHS immediately responded to Newsweek's inquiry about the possible misuse of government vehicles and taxpayer money. "I would never intentionally run a program incorrectly", he continued. "On the weekends Long spent in North Carolina, aides were put up in a hotel at taxpayer expense, according to one of the current officials".

Sci-tech 'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas
Author: 0 'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

ET advisory, Florence was 280 miles southeast of Wilmington , NC, packing maximum-sustained winds of 110 mph and moving to the northwest at 17 mph. Tropical storm winds are between 39 and 73 miles per hour, while hurricanes are 74 miles per hour or higher.

Sci-tech Storm Florence: Disaster declared in North Carolina
Author: 0 Storm Florence: Disaster declared in North Carolina

Florence blew ashore early Friday in North Carolina with 90 miles per hour winds, buckling buildings, deluging entire communities and knocking out power to more than 900,000 homes and businesses as it crawled inland and weakened into a still-lethal tropical storm.

Sci-tech Isaac back at tropical storm strength: U.S. NHC
Author: 0 Isaac back at tropical storm strength: U.S. NHC

Isaac is expected to dissipate within the next few days. A hurricane watch stretches from Edisto Beach, South Carolina to the South Santee River. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area on Thursday.