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Sci-tech The pandemic shows why we need to take risk seriously
Author: 0 The pandemic shows why we need to take risk seriously

The data showed that Asia was most frequently hit by natural disasters in the past 20 years, recording some 3,068, followed by the Americas with 1,756 and Africa with 1,192. Disaster Management Coordinator, Fitzroy Pascal, said this year the focus is placed on disaster risk governance. Landmark steps were taken at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction at Sendai in Japan in 2015.

Sci-tech Heavy rain, isolated tornadoes possible Sunday in North Carolina from Delta remnants
Author: 0 Heavy rain, isolated tornadoes possible Sunday in North Carolina from Delta remnants

Tuesday will provide some sunshine, with afternoon highs in the mid and upper 70s. Wind gusts could top 40 miles per hour in some spots, with relative humidity values dipping into the single digits at some parts of the day. Monday will be a raw day with a high temperature in the mid to upper 50s. MONDAY: Cloudy and windy with sct. showers & thunderstorms. Portions of central North Carolina also face a risk heavy rain and flooding Sunday , the NWS's Raleigh office says.

Sci-tech The northern lights may be visible in Wisconsin Monday night
Author: 0 The northern lights may be visible in Wisconsin Monday night

This week, the Space Weather Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) announced G1 and G2 geomagnetic storm watches for September 27 through September 29. The University of Alaska puts together an aurora forecast. Can't catch the northern lights in person? For Western Washington, the Puget Sound region sits directly on top of one of those lines, meaning the chances are good for being able to see the northern lights, provided you're situated ...

Sci-tech US Space Force decides to fly on reused SpaceX Falcon 9
Author: 0 US Space Force decides to fly on reused SpaceX Falcon 9

Falcon 9 is on track to become the fastest commercial rocket in history to cross the 100-launch milestone and SpaceX is already well on its way to regularly out-launching entire countries with 20+ missions per year. Starlink-12 will likely be recycled for another launch attempt sometime after ULA's next Delta IV Heavy launch attempt and probably after SpaceX's own GPS III SV04 mission for the USA military, scheduled no earlier than (NET) 12:02 am EDT (04:02 UTC) and 9:55 pm EDT (01:55 UTC), ...

Sci-tech Our 'Read Before You Retweet' Function Actually Works
Author: 0 Our 'Read Before You Retweet' Function Actually Works

Encouraging people to read at least the articles they share seems to be a wise way to promote media literacy and stop the awful reactions that can spread false alarms. According to Twitter Communications, people opened articles 40 percent more often after they were they were prompted. Of course, there was also a small number of people who refrained from retweeting an article after reading it.

Sci-tech Hundreds of whales stranded in Australia, with 90 feared dead
Author: 0 Hundreds of whales stranded in Australia, with 90 feared dead

Marine Conservation Program wildlife biologist Dr Kris Carlyon said the best approach was to start with the animals that had the best chance of survival. Although mass whale strandings are not uncommon in Tasmania, there are far more whales involved in this incident than usual. Say whales dey stranded for same place dey common but dis size neva happun for more dan 10 years.

Sci-tech Almost 400 whales die in worst mass stranding in Australian history
Author: 0 Almost 400 whales die in worst mass stranding in Australian history

Rescuers raced against the tide on Wednesday (September 23) off the Australian island of Tasmania, to try and save some of the estimated 470 whales stranded in a sandbank. "It's not necessarily a place that would be obvious for a stranding and the other reason is the water there is very dark so potentially they stranded, were washed back into the water and then washed back into the bay, making them harder to detect", he said.

Sci-tech European asteroid defense mission gets off the ground
Author: 0 European asteroid defense mission gets off the ground

After the Dimorphos collision, the ESA will launch in October 2024 its Hera craft, named after the Greek goddess of marriage, to map the impact crater and measure the asteroid's mass. HERA will also be deploying tiny CubeSats into space to survey the asteroid up close. There are plenty of such bodies in our Solar system, from tiny little ones measuring a few meters (there's 40-50 millions of them) up to larger ones, measuring more than 1 km but much more scarce (there's less than 1000 of ...

Author: 0 At Least 35 Dead As Wildfires Rampage Along The West Coast

A blitz of wildfires across Oregon, California and Washington has destroyed thousands of homes and a half dozen small towns this summer, scorching more than 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) and killing more than two dozen people since early August.

Sci-tech BWS: Tropical Storm Is A
Author: 0 BWS: Tropical Storm Is A "Threat To Bermuda"

Nineteen is also moving west-northwest at 8 miles per hour. Some time today it probably will become Tropical Storm Sally . A hurricane watch has gone into effect for Bermuda as Tropical Storm Paulette moved northward over the Central Atlantic on Saturday and should bring hazardous conditions to the British Overseas Territory by Sunday night.

Sci-tech Increasing chances of Laura and Marco developing this week
Author: 0 Increasing chances of Laura and Marco developing this week

To make matters more complicated, both waves have some Saharan Dust to go through, as well as pockets of high wind shear (the red shaded areas) Both factors could disrupt development, but if the dust or shear weakens as these systems move west, then development could continue, unimpeded.

Sci-tech New dinosaur closely related to the T. rex discovered in UK
Author: 0 New dinosaur closely related to the T. rex discovered in UK

Four bones were found past year on the coast at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight and are thought very likely to be from the same individual dinosaur. These air sacs, also seen in modern birds, were extensions of the lung and likely helped to make the dinosaur's skeleton lighter and fuel a more efficient breathing system.

Sci-tech Beirut blast: Lebanon's entire government resigns in the wake of deadly explosion
Author: 0 Beirut blast: Lebanon's entire government resigns in the wake of deadly explosion

Worldwide rescue teams with sniffer dogs and specialised equipment remained at work at the disaster's fire-charred "ground zero", where the search was now for bodies and not survivors. "I have discovered that corruption is bigger than the state and that the state is paralyzed by this (ruling) clique and can not confront if or get rid of it", Diab, who was a professor at the American University of Beirut before he took the job.

Sci-tech SpaceX and NASA to launch first manned flight in nine years
Author: 0 SpaceX and NASA to launch first manned flight in nine years

SpaceX has designed the Crew Dragon space capsule and Falcon 9 rocket to be used for Wednesday's launch. The move by NASA to invest in privately-developed spacecraft - a more economic proposition than spending tens of billions of dollars developing such systems itself, as it had done for decades - was started under the presidency of George W.

Sci-tech Crew Dragon Astronauts Target Splashdown off Coast of Pensacola, Florida
Author: 0 Crew Dragon Astronauts Target Splashdown off Coast of Pensacola, Florida

A ship from SpaceX will be waiting to recover the astronauts from their capsule. SpaceX easily beat Boeing, which isn't expected to launch its first crew until next year and will land in the US Southwest. But Boeing's programme has floundered badly after a failed test run late previous year, which left SpaceX , a company founded only in 2002, as clear frontrunner.

Sci-tech Mars 2020 rover mission healthy and on its way
Author: 0 Mars 2020 rover mission healthy and on its way

Humanity's most sophisticated rover launched with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at 750 am EDT (450 am PDT) Thursday on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Sci-tech SpaceX Will Take Four Astronauts To The ISS In 2021
Author: 0 SpaceX Will Take Four Astronauts To The ISS In 2021

All four Crew-2 astronauts are space veterans who have been to the ISS multiple times. The photos were captured at the exact moment of sun rising through the Earth's horizon. He first launched aboard space shuttle Endeavour for a visit to the station in 2008 and again aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for Expedition 49/50 in 2016.

Sci-tech Hubble provides knockout check out of Saturn in the summertime
Author: 0 Hubble provides knockout check out of Saturn in the summertime

Out of all the moons Saturn has, the image also captured two of them as tiny bright dots against the dark background of the space. Saturn's yellowish-brown colour is due to the atmosphere majorly consisting of hydrogen and helium with some ammonia, methane, water vapour, and hydrocarbons.

Author: 0 UAE launches Arab world's first mission to Mars

The Hope probe began its 7-month journey to Mars on Monday morning. The Emirati Hope (Amal) orbiter separated from the Mitsubishi H-IIA rocket and is heading for Mars, which it is scheduled to reach in February. It consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover and aims to study Martian topography and geology and determine the composition of the surface material, climate and environment.

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