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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.

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.

Sci-tech UAE launches Arab world's first mission to Mars
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.

Sci-tech Biden says he's had intel briefings, warns of election meddling
Author: 0 Biden says he's had intel briefings, warns of election meddling

Biden has only a short while ago started receiving intelligence briefings, noting at a June 30 party that he "very perfectly may" ask for access to intelligence on stories that Russian Federation had provided bounties to the Taliban for attacks on US and coalition troops in Afghanistan.

Author: 0 Weather Forecast: Another great night to view Comet NEOWISE

As reported here , he shared some photos with Clarke Broadcasting. This allows the camera to take in more light from the comet over several seconds, producing an image that is much different from what the human eye perceives. You can view his photo in the image box. When you are looking at the comet, you are practically on the lookout at the beginning of our time. Cruff says he rates this particular celestial event "near the top" among those he has been able to locally view over the years, ...

Sci-tech Comet Neowise Streaks Across Clear Night Sky Over Netherlands
Author: 0 Comet Neowise Streaks Across Clear Night Sky Over Netherlands

Federica Spoto, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said comets that can be seen with just the human eye or with a pair of binoculars, like NEOWISE , are rare. "The best time to go is right after dusk, an hour after sunset". An even better option is the New Jersey Pine Barrens or New Jersey shore. The comet is named NEOWISE simply because that is the outer area telescope that learned it.

Sci-tech Comet Streaking Past Earth, Providing Spectacular show
Author: 0 Comet Streaking Past Earth, Providing Spectacular show

Comet NEOWISE is closest to the earth on July 23 when it will be about 64 million miles away. Scientists hope to use the images to study the size of dust grains within the dust tail, as well as the rate at which the comet sheds dust. But late sleepers will need not get anxious - the comet will start showing in the evening, just soon after sunset, setting up Saturday. The comet, also known as C/2020 F3, was discovered in March by NASA's NEOWISE space telescope.

Sci-tech Sixth tropical storm of the season forms
Author: 0 Sixth tropical storm of the season forms

The potential Fay could be a subtropical system, which would have some of the features of a tropical storm, but not all of them. All residents should make efforts now to prepare property for tropical storm force winds and limited wind damage.

Sci-tech Fay’s impact a wet one with potential for flash flooding, forecasts say
Author: 0 Fay’s impact a wet one with potential for flash flooding, forecasts say

The NHC also said interests from the Carolinas to New England should be keeping watch over the system, which is now spinning near the coast of northeastern SC. There could be rain as far west as York as the storm moves north, but rain totals are limited across the region due to the fast pace of the storm compared to normal tropical systems, he said.

Sci-tech Tropical depression heads for Bermuda
Author: 0 Tropical depression heads for Bermuda

NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 2:00 p.m. That disturbance was a low within a larger area of low pressure off the northern Gulf Coast as of Sunday afternoon. This forecast is well above the averages of 12 named tropical storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes during the season. This system will become extra tropical over the next several days as it continues to move out in open water.

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