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Bahamas preparing for hit from Dorian Bahamas preparing for hit from Dorian
- August 31, 2019

Non-governmental organisation IsraAID said on Friday that it was "preparing to send an emergency team" as Dorian headed for Florida's east coast, although its path could yet change. Forecasters warned, too, that the storm's slow movement could subject the state to a drawn-out pummeling from wind, storm surge and heavy rain. The biggest hurricane to have come ashore in the area in recent history was Jeanne in 2004, which made landfall around Port St. (more...)
Brazil puts 60-day ban on land-clearing fires in Amazon rainforest Brazil puts 60-day ban on land-clearing fires in Amazon rainforest
- August 30, 2019

Bolsonaro said he had asked U.S. President Donald Trump for "help" and that Trump had said "he couldn't make a decision without hearing from Brazil". But later on Wednesday, the South American leader fired a fresh salvo. President Jair Bolsonaro with minister Ricardo Salles. Brazil's foreign ministry said it was not aware of the proposal. Brazil later accepted $12 million in aid from Britain, and help from Chile in the form of four aircrafts, according to Reuters . (more...)
Chandrayaan-2 moves closer to moon
- August 30, 2019

The next Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre is scheduled on September 01, 2019 between 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm IST. The last manoeuvre is now on September 1 when Chandrayaan-2 will be put in the circular 100km x 100km orbit. The health of the spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Mission Operations Complex at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network antennas at Bylalu, near Bengaluru , the space agency has said. (more...)
Researchers Have Successfully Gene-Edited Reptiles To Produce Albino Lizards
- August 30, 2019

Menke explained in a statement that in most animals the CRISPR mixture is injected into newly fertilized eggs or zygotes made up of one cell . This technique can not be used in reptiles because lizards have internal fertilization and the timing of fertilization can not be predicted, Menke explained. (more...)
Control Review - Playing Control is like listening to Pink Floyd Control Review - Playing Control is like listening to Pink Floyd
- August 30, 2019

They're just a fixture of the landscape, like stairs or cubicles or coffee makers. That's far from the only odd and unsettling occurrence in the game. The FBC is divided into levels and as you explore, you will find enemies of higher levels that fit perfectly with the pace of your improvements. These missions aren't required, but they are fairly challenging and break up the flow of the game. (more...)
SpaceX Starhopper Completes Final Test Flight SpaceX Starhopper Completes Final Test Flight
- August 30, 2019

The test, which was the prototype's second test following a July jump to an altitude of about 20 meters ( 65 foot ), is meant to pave the way to a more powerful heavy lift booster. SpaceX has not provided any details of the next test flight of the Starhopper spacecraft. Eddie Treviño, the local county judge, told CNN Business there was a "huge, huge sense of excitement" about the SpaceX Starhopper project. (more...)
Asteroid warning: Space rock speeding at 23,100 kilometres per hour approaching Earth Asteroid warning: Space rock speeding at 23,100 kilometres per hour approaching Earth
- August 30, 2019

The name of this asteroid is Apophis and of course, it can cause a lot of damage if it will hit the Earth . The 2019 OUI asteroid is approaching Earth on August 28 and it is going to be just 640,000 miles from the center of the Earth . (more...)
Chandrayaan 2: Third lunar bound orbit manoeuver successful Chandrayaan 2: Third lunar bound orbit manoeuver successful
- August 30, 2019

The craters captured by the lunar spacecraft are dubbed Jackson, Somerfeld, Kirkwood, Mach, Korolev, Mitra , Plaskett, Hermite, and Rozhdestvensky. If successful, India will become the fourth country in the world to have a made soft landing on the moon after the USA, former Soviet Union, and China. (more...)
G7 leaders commit $26.6 million to fight wildfires in Amazon rainforest G7 leaders commit $26.6 million to fight wildfires in Amazon rainforest
- August 30, 2019

More than 60% of the wildfires are raging inside Brazil's Legal Amazon (Amazônia Legal) or BLA, the portion of the rainforest within Brazil. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has repeatedly flagged the dangers of climate change, once stating that the European Union should lead the global fight against it. (more...)
Chandrayaan-2 narrows gap from Moon Chandrayaan-2 narrows gap from Moon
- August 30, 2019

The orbit achieved is 179 km x 1412 km, ISRO added. ISRO tweeted that the duration of the maneuver was 1,190 seconds. "All spacecraft parameters are normal". ISRO Chairman K Sivan has said the proposed soft-landing on the Moon is going to be a "terrifying" moment as it is something ISRO has not done before, where as LOI maneuver was successfully carried out during the the Chandrayaan-1 mission. (more...)
NASA will allow students to name the next Mars 2020 rover NASA will allow students to name the next Mars 2020 rover
- August 30, 2019

To participate in the contest, students must submit their proposed rover names before November 1. The Mars 2020 rover, with the Mars Helicopter aboard, will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in July 2020 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (more...)
Trump administration pushes rollback on climate-changing oil emissions Trump administration pushes rollback on climate-changing oil emissions
- August 30, 2019

But that's "such a small fraction of the industry total cash flow that it's just laughable", says Harvard University's Steven Wofsy, a professor of atmospheric and environmental science. According to The Wall Street Journal , the U.S. oil and gas industry's methane emissions are equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from more than 69 million cars - about a quarter of all cars registered in the US. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian Is Gaining Strength As It Heads Toward Florida Hurricane Dorian Is Gaining Strength As It Heads Toward Florida
- August 30, 2019

Southeast coast. The president had been scheduled to depart for Warsaw on Saturday for a visit to commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II. Larrauri fled to Orlando two years ago when Hurricane Irma was expected to hit South Florida as a Category 5 storm and ended up shifting west to land on the Lower Keys and then Marco Island. (more...)
Mysterious Air Force space plane still orbiting 719 days later Mysterious Air Force space plane still orbiting 719 days later
- August 30, 2019

What initially began as a NASA investigation into developing cheaper reusable space shuttles is now an ultra-secretive United States military project. The Air Force hasn't revealed the exact objective of the drone, but it did at least let us know when it landed last time. The first X-37B took off in April 2010 and returned to Earth about eight months later, totaling about 225 days in space. (more...)
Screenshots From New Resident Evil Game Leak, Full Reveal Coming Sept 9th Screenshots From New Resident Evil Game Leak, Full Reveal Coming Sept 9th
- August 30, 2019

As we can clearly see, Project Resistance is not the Resident Evil 3 Remake a lot of RE fans have been hoping for. They might unveil Resident Evil 8 , a new entry to the series would be good, or who knows they might even be remaking the most popular game of the series, Resident Evil 4. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane today
- August 29, 2019

An update from the National Hurricane Center showed Dorian weakening from a Category 3 when it hits Florida to a Category 2 by the time it makes its way to Orlando on Monday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center says Dorian has top sustained winds near 80 miles per hour (130 kph) with higher gusts. Forecasters said Hispaniola's mountainous terrain could have helped sap some of the storm's strength if it crossed over. (more...)
Giant pumice raft size of Manhattan spotted floating towards Australia Giant pumice raft size of Manhattan spotted floating towards Australia
- August 29, 2019

NASA experts believe a pumice raft "the size of Manhattan" was formed as a result of an underwater volcanic eruption. As the pumice is carried by ocean currents, it can also form homes for marine life and help transport organisms across the ocean. (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio donates $5 million to groups fighting the Amazon fires Leonardo DiCaprio donates $5 million to groups fighting the Amazon fires
- August 29, 2019

The fund was started by Earth Alliance , the organization that DiCaprio co-founded with Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Shethe. Macron also revealed that USA president Donald Trump was not present during the session on climate change however he added that "his team was there", and that the U.S. (more...)
SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Takes Science Experiments Back to Earth
- August 29, 2019

Was stuck in traffic. "Am ready to carry on with work", the robot's Twitter account said in a jokey first tweet from space. The robot sat in the commander's seat of an unmanned Soyuz spaceship that blasted off Thursday from a Russian spaceport in southern Kazakhstan. (more...)
Dorian prompts state of emergency in Florida Dorian prompts state of emergency in Florida
- August 29, 2019

National Hurricane Center are showing that Tropical Storm Dorian will likely become a hurricane in about 48 hours with additional strengthening beyond that time. "It's going to be nothing like Maria". "Tropical-storm-force winds from #Dorian could begin in parts of Florida *as early as* Saturday or Saturday night". (more...)

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