• Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat
Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat

The next disturbance or depression upgraded to a tropical storm will be named Kirk followed by Leslie. The storm will move toward the west-northwest through early next week and is not a threat to Florida. "Some slight strengthening is possible, but Leslie is forecast to become absorbed by a larger non-tropical low by the middle of the week", acco...

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  • Japan spacecraft sends rovers to asteroid
Japan spacecraft sends rovers to asteroid

The drum that housed the rovers, Minerva-II1, was actually named after the lander carried on the original Hayabusa mission , launched by JAXA in 2003. The spacecraft arrived near the asteroid, about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth, in June. Right about now, there should be two tiny rovers hopping around the surface of the ...

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  • Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going
Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, but it will stay a tropical storm. While it has a chance to clip the Carolinas, the core of the system will stay off-shore as a frontal system over the U.S. East Coast keeps it from moving inland.

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  • Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'
Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'

SpaceX now has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to supply the astronauts living at the ISS, via regular cargo trips on its Dragon spaceship, launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket . SpaceX plans to launch the first unmanned mission to Mars by 2022 - a goal Musk himself has described as "Ambitious", with a sight to putting the first humans on the red...

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  • More than 53,000 Carolinas customers without power after Florence
More than 53,000 Carolinas customers without power after Florence

And, Cooper warned, "we will see more flooding". WH Group Ltd's Smithfield Foods Inc [SFIL.UL], the biggest USA pork producer, was operating processing plants at limited capacity, after previously closing the world's largest hog slaughterhouse in Tar Heel, North Carolina, spokeswoman Diana Souder said.

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  • Why is this Greek Town Covered in a Spider Web?
Why is this Greek Town Covered in a Spider Web?

In a bid to maintain balance, nature introduces a large number of spiders to keep the mosquito number in check. After all, these types of spiders are known to build very big nests for their mating season. Basically, when the conditions are appropriate, these spiders get a chance to overeat and mate. Mr Giannakopoulos added it was "a odd a...

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  • President Trump arrives in SC to tour Florence damage
President Trump arrives in SC to tour Florence damage

The #CAREolina t-shirts are available for purchase at careolinas.com and will be available at the Panthers team store and stadium merchandise locations. With the Great Pee Dee River receding, state officials said Interstate 95 in SC would reopen after a safety check, but travelers couldn't get very far since the highway was still closed in No...

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  • Dam breach retires power plant in North Carolina
Dam breach retires power plant in North Carolina

With the Great Pee Dee River receding, state officials said Interstate 95 in SC would reopen after a safety check, but travelers couldn't get very far since the highway was still closed in North Carolina because of the flooded Lumber River.

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  • Nissan pick-up truck transformed into world class SPACE OBSERVATORY
Nissan pick-up truck transformed into world class SPACE OBSERVATORY

NISSAN has unveiled a concept with a difference - a Navara pick-up that can operate as a mobile astronomy lab. Specifically, the Dark Sky Navara was imagined as a support vehicle for ESA's Gaia project. These include WiFi, a station for laptops, EV battery tech, and UHF transmission for sending data. "Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility and...

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  • Aitoliko beach in Greece covered in spider web
Aitoliko beach in Greece covered in spider web

This isn't an ordinary spider web, not even a very large one - it covers green landscape in a think blanket of webbing, giving a creepy wake-like appearance. "They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation", Chatzaki told the Greek news site, according to a translation from the BBC . "The spiders will have their party and will so...

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  • SpaceX Plans Civilian Flight Around Moon for Billionaire
SpaceX Plans Civilian Flight Around Moon for Billionaire

After launch, the BFR will make several course corrections and complete one loop around the moon before returning to Earth, where it will land upright, in a maneuver SpaceX has pioneered with its Falcon 9 rockets. Branson's Virgin Galactic has sold tickets for about $250,000, which is more than the median home price in the United States. It's...

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  • Flooding expected to worsen as Florence passes through Carolinas
Flooding expected to worsen as Florence passes through Carolinas

The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that 16 community water treatment facilities in North Carolina are unable to supply drinking water and that seven publicly owned sewage treatment works are non-operational due to the flooding.

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  • NASA space telescope TESS releases the first image in its planet hunt
NASA space telescope TESS releases the first image in its planet hunt

It was launched back in April, but it took some time to get the satellite up to speed and begin working on actual science objectives. The telescope is now scanning the night sky, staring down distant solar systems, and hunting for small, rocky, Earth-like planets.

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  • Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina
Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

God bless you. We will never forget your loss, we will never leave your side. During the trip, Trump also visited a church that was distributing meals to the city's residents. The President said the federal government would do everything necessary to ensure recovery. Sanderson Farms, one of the largest poultry producers in North Carolina , l...

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  • 3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood
3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood

Authorities say two female inmates being transported to a mental health facility in SC drowned in rising flood waters after the van they were in was swept away. "Road conditions are starting to improve in some parts of our state but rising creeks, streams and rivers continue to make travel unsafe", Cooper said.

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  • Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler
Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says he will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on a weeklong journey to circumnavigate the moon . 'When you are pushing the frontier, it is not a sure thing. SpaceX said previous year that it planned to send two private citizens around the moon in a Dragon crew ca...

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  • 'It's just a heck of a storm,' Florence hurricane hunter says
'It's just a heck of a storm,' Florence hurricane hunter says

Hurricane Florence continues to grow in size and magnitude as it barrels toward the U.S. East Coast. Further south, from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina , to Cape Fear could see 4 to 6 feet of surge and further north, from Cape Lookout to Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina , could see 5 to 8 feet of storm surge.

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  • Florence's deluge raises death toll to 32
Florence's deluge raises death toll to 32

Highway 301 while attempting to navigate to Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 following flooding and road closures resulting from Hurricane Florence . A flash flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Rockingham, Cheshire, and Hillsborough counties. In Wilmington, population 120,000, workers began handing out suppl...

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  • Here's how to help the victims of Hurricane Florence
Here's how to help the victims of Hurricane Florence

Johnathan McNamara, spokesperson with the American Red Cross , said the organization has seen an outpouring of generosity from Central Virginians since Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas last week. "FDNY is so critical to Red Cross relief efforts, because these heroes have training and experience that allows them to go into frankly more unsafe...

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  • 6 dogs rescued from locked flooded kennel as Hurricane Florence waters rose
6 dogs rescued from locked flooded kennel as Hurricane Florence waters rose

Food, water, and gasoline are still in short supply for residents who remained. One was blown over by high winds while checking on his dogs. The president last week disputed the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year's Hurricane Maria.

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