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US Military Detected India A-Sat Missile Test

US Military Detected India A-Sat Missile Test

The first 10 days are critical and those have passed. "We have no option but to clear space debris from Low Earth Orbit", says ClearSpace CEO Luc Piguet in a statement published by EPFL on Friday. "The best way of defence is to have deterrence". Amid political debate on when the project was initiated, Reddy said the first discussion on the A-SAT test started in 2014 and the formal detailed presentation was made in 2016. Read More

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CO2 emissions to hit historic highs in 2018

CO2 emissions to hit historic highs in 2018

Global emissions of carbon dioxide have reached the highest levels on record, scientists projected Wednesday, in the latest evidence of the chasm between worldwide goals for combating climate change and what countries are actually doing. The report attributes the three-year pause largely to declines in coal use in China, which was temporarily investing less into energy-intensive construction projects, and the United States, thanks to a shift in natural gas, solar and wind power. Read More

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Brazil elects far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency

Brazil elects far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency

However, polls published late Saturday from Brazil's two biggest surveying firms showed momentum shifting toward Haddad , though he still trails Bolsonaro by a solid margin. Bolsonaro last visited Taiwan in March as a member of the Brazilian Congress "to get a first-hand understanding of the country's economic, trade, science and education development", ministry spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said. Read More

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Michael leaves a trail of destruction

Michael leaves a trail of destruction

Entire blocks of homes near the beach were obliterated, reduced to concrete slabs in the sand. In Port Condition Yankee, the tropical storm force winds are anticipated within 24 hours and the affected ports are closed to inbound vessel traffic greater than 500 gross tons. Read More

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Hurricane Michael in US kills 11

Hurricane Michael in US kills 11

Hurricane Michael , a ferocious and historic storm, has killed 11 people, including an 11-year-old girl, and left a trail of destruction across Florida , Georgia and the Carolinas. Boston-based Karen Clark & Company released that estimate Thursday, which includes privately insured wind and storm surge damage to residential, commercial and industrial properties and vehicles. Read More

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Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Michael speeds toward Florida

Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Michael speeds toward Florida

In neighboring Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey declared an emergency for the entire state on Monday in anticipation of wind damage, heavy rains and power outages. Speaking alongside emergency officials in Pasco County, Scott said Monday he's waiving tolls. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's (FDLE) Mutual Aid team is communicating with law enforcement partners and participating in regular conference calls with the State Emergency Operations Center. Read More

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Hurricane Michael expected to rapidly intensify; Tropical Storm Watch for Mississippi

Hurricane Michael expected to rapidly intensify; Tropical Storm Watch for Mississippi

In the small Panhandle city of Apalachicola, Mayor Van Johnson Sr said the 2300 residents were frantically preparing for what could be a strike unlike any seen there in decades. In Florida, state offices, schools and universities were set to close on Tuesday through the end of the week in panhandle counties. Lines at gasoline stations were growing as people prepared to leave. Read More

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Florence's drenching rains kill 23 in the Carolinas

Florence's drenching rains kill 23 in the Carolinas

Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington , damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to the bursting point. local time on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service is now forecasting between 1 and 2 inches for this region, with locally higher amounts from Monday afternoon into Tuesday evening. Read More

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Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

North Carolina activated 2,800 National Guard personnel, and SC called up 2,100 of its National Guard soldiers to be ready to aid in recovery efforts once the storm has passed. Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. Forecasters continue to warn of storm surges, excessive rainfall and catastrophic flash flooding. Read More

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

If all goes well, this unnamed passenger will be the first person to visit the moon since NASA's Apollo mission in 1972. The hard-charging rocket firm, run by billionaire Elon Musk, announced the news from its official Twitter handle. Its design was first presented almost a year ago, and the concept boasted a single system that included a booster and a ship that could travel to the moon and Mars. Read More

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Unbelievable images of Hurricane Florence captured from ISS as storm nears coast

Unbelievable images of Hurricane Florence captured from ISS as storm nears coast

Despite the county remaining in a state of emergency , Hurricane Florence is beginning to track more northwest, which means the community will feel fewer effects from the storm, according to the National Weather Service . In fact, Florence itself is larger than North Carolina itself. North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said crops such as tobacco and corn are in midharvest while sweet potatoes, peanuts, soybeans and cotton are still in the field. Read More

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Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

From his orbiting perch, Gerst offered Earthlings yet another warning about the hurricane's dangers: "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you". In addition to the wide shots, some of Gerst's photos are zoomed-in views showing a look nearly directly down into Florence's giant eye. They have warned the hurricane could bring life-threatening coastal storm surges and the potential to being destruction further inland for a days. Read More

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Here’s why Hurricane Florence is a ‘nightmare’ for meteorologists to track

Here’s why Hurricane Florence is a ‘nightmare’ for meteorologists to track

Forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast of the Carolinas , carrying days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from SC to Virginia. NHC Director Ken Graham warned that rivers up to 60km inland may flood. Eventually, Florence will veer north into the Appalachian Mountains, bringing soaking rains to Virginia and western North Carolina, before sputtering out late next week near DE and Maryland, the FWS reported. Read More

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