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A Japanese billionaire is saying A Japanese billionaire is saying "Fly Me To The Moon"
- September 22, 2018

Blast-off for Maezawa and his guests may not happen until around 2023, a trip of lifetime, to make history and inspire art that will be out of this world. That original mission would have used a Falcon Heavy rocket — the most powerful rocket flying today — and a Dragon crew capsule similar to the one NASA astronauts will use to fly to the International Space Station as early as next year. (more...)
Spider Webs Cover Entire Greek Lagoon Spider Webs Cover Entire Greek Lagoon
- September 22, 2018

Chatzaki said that the conditions were flawless for the spiders to reproduce. Warmer weather conditions in western Greece have led to the eerie spectacle of a 300m-long spider-web in Aitoliko. "They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation". A spider population boom happens about every three to five years near Aitoliko. (more...)
Air Force may launch RCO for cyber Air Force may launch RCO for cyber
- September 22, 2018

The last time the USA created a new military service was in 1947 when the Air Force was established as an independent service. Wilson's proposal is insistent the NRO and a new Space Development Agency should be in the Space Force to ensure acquisition is closely connected to space operators. (more...)
Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane
- September 22, 2018

A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina Friday as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. More than 54,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas on Friday afternoon. North Carolina has 8.9 million swine, representing 12 percent of the U.S. (more...)
Spiders Cover Shores Of Greek Town With 1,000-Foot Web
- September 22, 2018

The cobwebs appeared on the eastern side of the lagoon just below the bridge and covering a vegetation. Footage taken by local Giannis Giannakopoulos shows the web completely cloaking trees, bushes and shrubberies near a lagoon. "This phenomenon has arisen from a population explosion of this spider ". In fact, local people ought to be happy because the event means many pestering mosquitoes will be trapped by the spiders . (more...)
Nissan unveils mobile space observatory in a pick-up truck! Nissan unveils mobile space observatory in a pick-up truck!
- September 21, 2018

Built is partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), this is a mobile astronomical laboratory for the stars observation. The vehicle itself is packed with the technology required to take the Navara to places high enough to avoid light pollution: ProPILOT, Intelligent Around View Monitor system upgraded to support towing, Blind Spot Warning for the trailer and Intelligent Towing Hitch Alignment. (more...)
1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece
- September 21, 2018

These spiders are - worryingly enough - so small and so light that they can run across water faster than they can move on land. However, the spiders of Aitoliko, which is 300km from Athens, don't pose a threat. 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. (more...)
SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon
- September 21, 2018

Ranked the 18th richest person in Japan, Mr. Maezawa is the founder of the online fashion retail website Zozotown . Maezawa says he is not planning to make the lunar voyage alone, but will invite up to eight artists to journey with him. (more...)
NASA’s newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image NASA’s newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image
- September 21, 2018

For example, the spacecraft NASA's Kepler has identified more than 2,600 confirmed exoplanets . Launched in April this year , TESS began science operations in July and captured the released imagery in early August. The brightest stars within the image , Beta Gruis and R Doradus, saturated an entire column of camera detector pixels at the satellite's moment and fourth cameras. (more...)
Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more Florence flooding Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more Florence flooding
- September 20, 2018

Television screens on the walls at the county emergency management centre in Conway, South Carolina , showed scenes of flood damage from around the state. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality reports that four of the open air pits that store hog waste have structural damage, up from two known pits whose retaining walls were compromised. (more...)
Trump pledges support for storm-battered N Carolina Trump pledges support for storm-battered N Carolina
- September 20, 2018

The owner said he moved most of his expensive equipment to higher ground last week before the hurricane. Heavy rains: almost 91cm of rain has fallen over Elizabethtown, North Carolina , and other towns have seen roughly 76cm of rainfall since last Thursday. (more...)
Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief
- September 19, 2018

Officials say the van was traveling near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water officials in SC are watching closely as water continues to poor into the state from upriver in North Carolina following the heavy rains of Florence . (more...)
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist
- September 19, 2018

Maezawa, 42, will be the first lunar traveler since the last US Apollo mission in 1972. While he might not be a household name in the West, he is famous in his own country as the founder of the Amazon-like shopping portal Zozotown , Japan's largest online retailer. (more...)
Musk sued over comments about Thai cave rescuer Musk sued over comments about Thai cave rescuer
- September 19, 2018

Musk initially tweeted that he had " funding secured " to take Tesla private on August 7th at a share price of $420. Musk said his tweet was prompted by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund , which brought up the possibility of taking the company private. (more...)
Nikki-Dee breaks down what changed overnight with Hurricane Florence Nikki-Dee breaks down what changed overnight with Hurricane Florence
- September 18, 2018

The only Category 5 hurricanes to hit the USA were Andrew in 1992, Camille in 1969 and an unnamed "Labor Day" hurricane in 1935. The hurricane is expected to approach the coast of the Carolinas on Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center . (more...)
Rising flood waters from Florence menace Carolinas Rising flood waters from Florence menace Carolinas
- September 18, 2018

The death toll from Hurricane Florence had increased to 32 people on Tuesday morning, as officials rushed to get relief to a North Carolina city still largely marooned from the rest of the state by flood water. One person was killed when Florence spawned at least 16 tornadoes on Monday in Virginia, the National Weather Service said. North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper , warned that floodwaters would linger for days, and urged residents in the path of the hurricane who had evacuated not ... (more...)
Local Red Cross volunteers head for Local Red Cross volunteers head for "Florence"
- September 18, 2018

View some of their stories here . The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) has received requests for assistance from North Carolina and SC as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. They rush in to every disaster to help people just like you and me who are in trouble. The Red Cross says it has more than 2,000 disaster relief workers now deployed to the region. (more...)
Hurricane Florence Victims (2018) Hurricane Florence Victims (2018)
- September 18, 2018

With the rain and winds headed north, some residents in North and SC started to return to their homes as the sun peeked through the clouds briefly for the first time in days. Sorry, this Twitter post is now unavailable. About 509,000 homes and businesses were without electricity on Monday in North and SC and surrounding states. (more...)
At least two dead in Guangdong after Typhoon Mangkhut hits China At least two dead in Guangdong after Typhoon Mangkhut hits China
- September 18, 2018

More than 1,400 flights had been cancelled across the region, according to Flight Aware. All high-speed and some normal rail services in Guangdong and Hainan provinces were also halted, the China Railway Guangzhou Group Co. More than 2.4 million people were evacuated across China's southern Guangdong province in preparation for the deadly storm, AP reports . Mr Palangdan said by phone that three villagers who almost got buried told authorities they saw residents rush into an old ... (more...)
Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain
- September 18, 2018

Five people were arrested for breaking into a Dollar General Store, said the police department in Wilmington, which has imposed a nighttime curfew. "We're still struggling to get access to all areas of those counties", Trogdon said. CORRECTING GRAMMAR AND TYPO IN CITY NAME A family is stalled in water as they wait to be rescued during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of New Bern, North Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018. (more...)