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Control Might Be Game Of The Year Of The Month Control Might Be Game Of The Year Of The Month
- August 30, 2019

For those who know very little about Control , let me fill you in... According to the game's official Twitter account, control will release on August 27 at 10 am UTC/6 am ETC. However, through the blurriness, Remedy's art direction shines right through. It's only when Jesse acquires her paranormal abilities that the game really kicks off. (more...)
SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas flight test SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas flight test
- August 30, 2019

Elon Musk's Starhopper has taken one other main step towards actuality. The prototype , dubbed Starhopper, slowly rose about 500 feet (152m) off its launch pad in Brownsville, Texas, and propelled itself some 650 feet (198m) eastward onto an adjacent landing platform, completing a seemingly successful low-altitude test of SpaceX's next-generation Raptor engine . (more...)
NASA warns huge asteroid 2000 QW7 will pass Earth on September 14 NASA warns huge asteroid 2000 QW7 will pass Earth on September 14
- August 30, 2019

Asteroids can be deadly, as their collision can bring tsunami, heavy winds, and shockwaves which can cause significant destruction on the planet. Voyaging at a pace of almost 25,000 miles per hour, the 99942 Apophis asteroid will travel under the weather and communication satellites within orbit when it passes by Earth . (more...)
Chandrayaan-2: 3rd Lunar-bound Orbit Maneuver performed successfully Chandrayaan-2: 3rd Lunar-bound Orbit Maneuver performed successfully
- August 30, 2019

Arnold Sommerfeld, a German physicist who pioneered in the field of atomic and quantum physics. There's a crater which is named after the famous Indian physicist, Pros Sisir Kumar Mitra, and Crater Mitra is named after the Padma Bhusan victor for his contributions to the field of ionosphere and Radiophysics. (more...)
Greenpeace urges more action on central African forest fires Greenpeace urges more action on central African forest fires
- August 30, 2019

Bolsonaro has lashed out at Macron over his criticism and suggested that NGOs could be setting the fires to embarrass him - without giving any evidence to back the claim. The next phase would be focused on protecting the forest's biodiversity then working on reforestation.Piñera said this would be agreed at the United Nations General Assembly in NY in September. (more...)
Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon's third orbit, confirms ISRO Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon's third orbit, confirms ISRO
- August 30, 2019

According to the Indian space agency, Chandrayaan-2 will orbit around the moon for over a year over its north-south poles and will shed light on a completely unexplored region of the Moon. The lunar bound orbit maneuver began at 9:04 am. With this, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into a Lunar orbit. ISRO's lunar lander Vikram in artist's view. (more...)
NASA attaches Mars Helicopter to Mars 2020 Rover NASA attaches Mars Helicopter to Mars 2020 Rover
- August 30, 2019

Good luck! What an unbelievable opportunity! The naming contest partnership is part of a Space Act Agreement between NASA, Battelle of Columbus, Ohio, and Future Engineers of Burbank, California, in educational and public outreach efforts. (more...)
US proposing easing rules on climate-changing oil emissions US proposing easing rules on climate-changing oil emissions
- August 30, 2019

The move is President Donald Trump's latest easing of rules created to curb greenhouse gas emissions, including many put forth by his predecessor, President Barack Obama. It is 80 times as powerful as Carbon dioxide and often leaked as companies drill for gas and transport it across the country. Cost-effective, practical technology exists to control methane, a potent greenhouse gas. (more...)
Hurricane tracker: Follow path of Dorian Hurricane tracker: Follow path of Dorian
- August 30, 2019

The president had been scheduled to depart for Warsaw on Saturday for a visit to commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II. Hurricane Dorian is posing an increasing menace to Florida as it pushes over open waters after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. (more...)
Mysterious Military Space Plane Hits Record 719 Days in Orbit Mysterious Military Space Plane Hits Record 719 Days in Orbit
- August 30, 2019

Russell said in a statement . The spacecraft will return to Earth only after its completed all its objectives, he said. Everything about the mission, down to its orbit is closely held secret. The spacecraft are also capable of running experiments in space and bringing them back for study when complete. Launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 7, 2018, this is the fifth time the Boeing spacecraft - which is astronaut-free and resembles a miniature space ... (more...)
Capcom teases a new Resident Evil, playable at the Tokyo Game Show Capcom teases a new Resident Evil, playable at the Tokyo Game Show
- August 30, 2019

For the last two and a half years, survival horror fans have been waiting for something, anything more to go on for Resident Evil 8 , the already confirmed sequel to 2017's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard . Even if you're not part of that lucky TGS crowd, Capcom are inviting American players to test the a new Resident Evil game (almost certainly one and the same) at events in Los Angeles starting on September 20th and NY, starting September 23rd. (more...)
Hurricane on track for Florida after strike in Caribbean
- August 29, 2019

Reports of flooding and power outages were reported across the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra after Dorian hit St. DeSantis issued a state of emergency of counties in the path of Dorian. There initially was serious concern for Puerto Rico, where 30,000 or so homes still have tarps for roofs following a strike by Hurricane Maria two years ago that left 2,975 people dead. (more...)
Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon fires Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon fires
- August 29, 2019

Among the financial aid offered to Brazil to help in the fight against fires in the Amazon Forest was on Tuesday joined the 10 million pounds (about 11 million euros) from the United Kingdom, according to the newspaper O Globo . Macron and Bolsonaro have repeatedly clashed in the past week. The military has deployed some 44,000 troops to the affected region to help battle the infernos, which environmental groups have said are being driven by fires intentionally set by cattle ranchers ... (more...)
Raft of Pumice Drifts Across The Pacific As Seen From Space Raft of Pumice Drifts Across The Pacific As Seen From Space
- August 29, 2019

Michael and Larissa Hoult were sailing from the Vava'u islands of Tonga to Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean when they saw it - a "total rock rubble slick" extending for miles around them. " The rubble slick went as far as we could see in the moonlight and with our spotlight ", the crew wrote on Facebook. "The coral reef crisis won't be solved by a robot, fans, plastic corals or an aquarium - we have to tackle the root causes, especially greenhouse gas emissions". (more...)
Dorian upgraded to hurricane as it barrels toward Puerto Rico Dorian upgraded to hurricane as it barrels toward Puerto Rico
- August 29, 2019

The center of the system is expected to pass over or near the USA and the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday afternoon and evening, and will then move to the southeastern Bahamas on Thursday. The National Hurricane Service says the storm is forecast to move northward and north eastward over the open Atlantic with no threat to land. Trump has repeated a false claim that Congress sent $92 billion of aid money to Puerto Rico. (more...)
Like a zombie, the Telltale brand is coming back from the dead Like a zombie, the Telltale brand is coming back from the dead
- August 29, 2019

Now, CEO Jamie Ottilie has announced a new Telltale Games and its ambitions for the future in an interview with Polygon . There's the possibility of more to come, as Ottilie says "There are some other expired licenses that we're looking at". (more...)
NASA recognized the Pluto planet NASA recognized the Pluto planet
- August 29, 2019

Speaking at the University of Colorado recently, Bridenstine made it clear that he believes Pluto is a planet , despite it being controversially demoted August 24, 2006 by the International Astronomical Union . Pluto did not fall under it, and experts ranked him the new category of dwarf planets along with objects such as Eris and Ceres. NASA's head, Jim Bridenstine, has said he believes Pluto is a planet, wading into a decades-long debate over the status of the ninth rock from the sun. (more...)
Jair Bolsonaro post about my wife's looks 'extremely disrespectful', says Emmanuel Macron Jair Bolsonaro post about my wife's looks 'extremely disrespectful', says Emmanuel Macron
- August 27, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte await heads of state at the Biarritz lighthouse. After the Bolsonaro government unilaterally changed the fund's structure and shut down its steering committee this year, both countries suspended their contributions . (more...)
Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Another cooler day with a few showers Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Another cooler day with a few showers
- August 26, 2019

Scattered showers may linger for parts of the area during the morning drive, especially the farther east you go. We'll see another mostly cloudy day with a slightly better chance of showers. Dorian is centered about 135 miles ESE of Barbados and moving WNW at 14 mph. The nice weather continues on Friday and Saturday with a few clouds and temps still in the 70s, a nice stretch heading into the weekend again. (more...)
Chandrayaan-2 enters second lunar orbit, further challenges over landing Chandrayaan-2 enters second lunar orbit, further challenges over landing
- August 26, 2019

The most challenging part of the ambitious venture would come on September 7 when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO ) will try something it has not done before. Now the spacecraft's velocity has to be reduced for an elliptical orbit. India's second moon exploration mission Chandrayaan 2 , successfully completed its second orbital manoeuvre in lunar orbit today. (more...)