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Sci-tech Almost 50 Lakh Kg of Firecrackers Burst This Diwali in Delhi
Author: 0 Almost 50 Lakh Kg of Firecrackers Burst This Diwali in Delhi

An Air Quality Index reading between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is considered satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is severe or hazardous. Smog had been increasing in recent day, and schools have been closed for three days and all kinds of construction work has been ordered to halt, but Diwali fireworks added to the pollution.

Sci-tech Astronomers think that the Solar system called for a probe of aliens
Author: 0 Astronomers think that the Solar system called for a probe of aliens

When the object was first spotted scientists believed it might have been travelling through space for hundreds of millions of years. The reason for this is because Oumuamua appeared to actually pick up speed as it passed the sun, suggesting the object could have an artificially built light sail that it fuels itself with.

Sci-tech Delhi starts emergency measures to counter air pollution
Author: 0 Delhi starts emergency measures to counter air pollution

For this crisis to be tackled meaningfully, the Health Minister must be willing to be open to productive engagement with community stakeholders and to acknowledge the health impact evidence presented by the Life After Coal Campaign and many other experts and organisations.

Sci-tech Soyuz rocket failure blamed on a bent sensor pin
Author: 0 Soyuz rocket failure blamed on a bent sensor pin

The Soyuz rocket launched at 08:40 local time (02:40 GMT) from the Baikanour cosmodrome site on 11 October when the malfunction occurred. Oleg Skorobogatov , who led the probe into the accident, told reporters Thursday that the investigation has found that the sensor was damaged during the final assembly at the launchpad in Kazakhstan .

Sci-tech Air Pollution Killed Over 1 Lakh Children in India in 2016
Author: 0 Air Pollution Killed Over 1 Lakh Children in India in 2016

General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his latest 2018 report said , Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air Monday, WHO estimated that in 2016 , 600, 000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

Sci-tech Hurricane Michael death toll climbs to 26 including 16 people in Florida
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael death toll climbs to 26 including 16 people in Florida

After the helicopter tour, the President, first lady, Scott and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen surveyed a street of damaged homes in nearby Lynn Haven. "I did not know the force of nature could be this bad", Rollins said. A witness told the station that he saw a man entering the squad vehicle and yell, "I'm looting".

Sci-tech Storm Isaac to weaken gradually over next few days: NHC
Author: 0 Storm Isaac to weaken gradually over next few days: NHC

Isaac is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days, and could degenerate into a tropical wave at any time. One route into the city was reopened by midday Monday, officials said, but it wasn't clear which road was open and whether it available to the general public.

Sci-tech Michael: What we know about the deadly storm
Author: 0 Michael: What we know about the deadly storm

Catastrophic scenes have emerged across the Florida Panhandle. "It's very hard to explain", said Jason Gunderson, a member of the Cajun Navy rescue group. Richard Fausset, and Atlanta-based reporter for The New York Times, posted a photo of a group of people huddling in a storage closet at his hotel in Panama City.

Sci-tech Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
Author: 0 Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

The landmark Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015 by 195 nations at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) included the aim of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change by "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels".

Author: 0 Michael now a Category 1 hurricane

The storm's projected path shows Michael staying west of peninsular Florida , making a landfall somewhere along the Panhandle on Wednesday . A tropical storm watch is in effect for Suwannee River to Anna Maria Island Florida, including Tampa Bay as well as the Alabama-Florida border to the Mississippi-Alabama border, according to the NHC .

Sci-tech Citrus County schools to close for Hurricane Michael
Author: 0 Citrus County schools to close for Hurricane Michael

Manatee County and Anna Maria Island also were under a storm surge watch as of 6 a.m., and the storm surge watch stretches to Navarre. Hurricane Michael is just days away from making landfall in Florida, and later this week, it could bring between one to four inches of rain to parts of southern New England, forecasters said .

Sci-tech Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution
Author: 0 Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution

Arnold also is the second person this week with ties to San Diego to win the Nobel. Frances H Arnold was born 1956 in Pittsburgh, USA. Marie Curie , Joliot-Curie's mother, shared half of the prize with her husband and fellow physicist Pierre Curie in 1911 for "the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel".

Sci-tech Three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth
Author: 0 Three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth

They are slated for launch overseas a Russian Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft on October 11 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA said. Rogozin said the commission's main line of inquiry was that the hole had been drilled deliberately, a position that has been voiced in the past.

Sci-tech Hurricane Rosa loses strength as it spins toward California
Author: 0 Hurricane Rosa loses strength as it spins toward California

Rosa, with maximum sustained winds decreasing to nearly 120 miles per hour (195 kph), was now a Category 3 storm, coming down a notch on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. It's expected to turn north, weaken over several days and make landfall over northern Baja California. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kirk caused power outages and heavy flooding across the eastern Caribbean and forced flight cancellations, officials said Friday.

Author: 0 Kirk is a storm again

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts. According to resources, there are no current threats to Florida from Kirk at the present time. "A small-craft Warning means in this case that wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 62 km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area".

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