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Research SpaceX Nails First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing
Author: 0 SpaceX Nails First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

In metro Phoenix, witnesses hit up social media with photos and videos of the peculiar streak of light and ghostlike images they saw. The satellite is the first of two that will be used for emergency management and for land monitoring. It's the very first time SpaceX (or anyone) has successfully landed a rocket on the West Coast. Any rocket launch is exciting, but SpaceX's Falcon 9 has completed so many missions at this point that yet another satellite delivery is easy to overlook.

Research MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop
Author: 0 MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

The meteorite weighs over 22 pounds (10 kilograms), which makes it the sixth largest found in MI. It's a story that began out of this world almost a hundred years ago when a meteorite crashed down to earth near Edmore, Michigan . He and his father dug it out the next morning and it was still warm. When the new owner moved after a few years, he took the rock with him and continued to use it as a doorstop .

Author: 0 Rocket's first stage lands back at launch site

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Please let us know where you took the image. SpaceX is launching a satellite to space Sunday - and it's going to be noisy, Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County warns . The satellite is created to provide radar imagery to help emergency responders and monitor the environment, including the collection of soil moisture measurements.

Research Tropical storm likely to form, roll toward US Gulf coast
Author: 0 Tropical storm likely to form, roll toward US Gulf coast

A Tropical Storm Warnings is in effect for. Cuba and Mexico issued tropical storm alerts Saturday, the National Hurricane Center announced in a 5 p.m. Rain chances slowly return as the ridge that's kept us quiet and dry weakens. Leslie is now located about 455 miles east of Bermuda. Once the storm and cold front pass, it now looks like we'll see some actual cooler air with highs next weekend expected to stay in the 60s.

Author: 0 Beyond Pluto found another planet

That would bring the number of true planets in our solar system back to nine, replacing Pluto which was demoted in 2006. It takes this planetoid 40,000 years to loop around the Sun once and it's one of the most inhospitable places ever discovered by humans.

Research MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite
Author: 0 MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

Even though Dr. Sirbescu knew exactly what it was, it had to be sent to the Smithsonian Museum for verification, it wasn't until Thursday word came back it definitively is a meteorite , the 6th largest ever found in MI. And now a man in Grand Rapids just found out the meteorite he has from that impact is worth at least $100,000. A man has discovered that a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is a meteorite worth $100,000.

Research Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Author: 0 Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Phage display has since been used to produce antibodies that can neutralize toxins, counteract autoimmune diseases and cure metastatic cancer. St. "I breed molecules", Arnold told Reuters after learning of the award , which she said had come as a complete surprise. Arnold first tested her method of what has been called " directed evolution " in 1993.

Research NASA investigates space station hole, plans spacewalk
Author: 0 NASA investigates space station hole, plans spacewalk

Last month, NASA astronaut and Expedition 56 commander Drew Feustel told a reporter that he could "unequivocally say that the crew had nothing do with this", and praised the quick response by ground teams and his crew. The spacewalk timed out at 7 hours and 46 minutes, the longest in Russian space programme history. Artemyev now has spent 366 days in space on his two flights.

Research Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Author: 0 Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers

American Arthur Ashkin of the old Bell Laboratories was awarded one half of the 9 million Swedish kronor ($1.01 million) prize for "optical tweezers", and the other half went to France's Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland of Canada's University of Waterloo for laser advances that were turned into the beams that correct nearsightedness.

Research James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel prize for medicine
Author: 0 James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel prize for medicine

Their research led to the discovery that by releasing these "brakes" a person's immune system would be strong enough to attack cancer cells. Working in his lab at Kyoto University, Honjo's team figured out how to block PD-1 and unleash T-cells in a different way.

Research Donna Strickland, Canadian Physicist, Wins Nobel Prize For 'Optical Tweezers'
Author: 0 Donna Strickland, Canadian Physicist, Wins Nobel Prize For 'Optical Tweezers'

Ashkin, who in 1987 had used the tweezers to capture living bacteria without harming them, is the oldest victor of a Nobel prize , beating American Leonid Hurwicz, who was 90 when he won the 2007 Economics Prize. The inventions by the three scientists date back to the mid-1980s and over the years they have revolutionized laser physics. A breakthrough came in 1987 when he used the new optical tweezers to grab living bacteria without harming them.

Research New asteroid rover images released
Author: 0 New asteroid rover images released

JAXA had previously attempted to land a rover on another asteroid in 2005 but failed to do so. The spacecraft carries four small landers that will investigate the asteroid's surface, all four created to gently fall onto the surface of the rocky boulder, taking advantage of its low gravity environment.

Research Concerns grow for Arctic beluga whale in Thames estuary
Author: 0 Concerns grow for Arctic beluga whale in Thames estuary

The animal welfare group RSPCA said Wednesday the whale is "able to move fast in the water and dive". Rescuers are hoping it will swim out of the Thames and back into the sea, rather than heading inland. The whale spotted in the Thames was clearly a mature beluga whale , and possibly a female or a younger whale due to its size, Babey said. In a further tweet today, he said the whale is still in the Thames.

Research Tropical Storm Kirk, Hurricane Rosa Are Strengthening: NHC
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Kirk, Hurricane Rosa Are Strengthening: NHC

Kirk has top winds estimated at 45 miles per hour Wednesday morning. In its discussion of the storm, the agency said Kirk "is predicted to dissipate due to the strong shear over the Caribbean Sea in about 5 days, and several of the reliable global models show this occurring even sooner".

Research Japan spacecraft's rovers land on asteroid
Author: 0 Japan spacecraft's rovers land on asteroid

Hayabusa2 released the Minerva-II 1 rovers toward a point about 140 meters north of Ryugu's equator on Friday afternoon Japan time. The round, cookie tin-shaped robots successfully reached the Ryugu asteroid a day after they were released from the Hayabusa2 probe, the agency said .

Research Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video
Author: 0 Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

Belugas are commonly found in coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean, but are also at home in large rivers. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society said it was "obviously very lost and quite possibly in trouble". Marine mammal experts at the Museum have said that it not possible to tell if the animal is definitely a beluga whale without clearer images, but they will keep an eye on its progress in the river.

Research President Trump surveys damage left behind by Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 President Trump surveys damage left behind by Hurricane Florence

Water is responsible for the vast majority of deaths in hurricanes and tropical storms, but that hazard isn't included in the system forecasters used when they described the storm as a "Category 1 hurricane" at landfall. Cooper warned residents of some coastal towns - including Wilmington, which was completely cut off from the outside world by flooding - to resist the temptation to return to their homes.

Research Ministry monitors Tropical Storm Kirk
Author: 0 Ministry monitors Tropical Storm Kirk

The storm will pick up speed over the next few days and likely will strengthen as it moves westward. Tropical Storm Kirk is moving through the Atlantic with winds of about 40 miles per hour. The schedule is sent to all Disaster Management Units and outlines the steps to be taken from 100 hours prior, to the time a storm or hurricane makes landfall.

Research The Japanese landed on the surface of the asteroid, the two probe
Author: 0 The Japanese landed on the surface of the asteroid, the two probe

However, due to the rotation Ryuga lost the connection, before I could get any image with the descent to its surface. As it neared touchdown, JAXA tweeted that the control room was silent save for the sound of "deep breaths". "Therefore, this hopping mechanism was adopted for moving across the surface of such small celestial bodies". Some of the projections from the rover edge that looks like thorns are temperature sensors to measure the surface temperature of Ryugu.

Research NASA telescope discovers two new planets
Author: 0 NASA telescope discovers two new planets

The newly released photo shows sparkling bright stars, as well as two nearby galaxies. The brightest stars in the image, Beta Gruis and R Doradus, saturated an entire column of camera detector pixels on the satellite's second and fourth cameras.

Research Greek Spiders Take Over Beach with Webs Everywhere
Author: 0 Greek Spiders Take Over Beach with Webs Everywhere

A spider web spanning almost 1,000ft has appeared in Greece, where locals say unusually high mosquito activity took place before the web appeared. When that happens, the spider population will decrease as well. Mr Giannakopoulos added it was "a odd an unprecedented spectacle". "When animal finds abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity, it has the ideal conditions to be able to make larger population", she added.

Research CT Red Cross volunteers help with storm relief in Carolinas
Author: 0 CT Red Cross volunteers help with storm relief in Carolinas

Dave Nelson, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin is already in Florence , South Carolina , working in an emergency operations center, as a liaison between FEMA and local government agencies. That's about 5,100 blood and platelet donations missing. The organization is a volunteer disaster response team consisting primarily of U.S. Military Veterans.

Research When will it end? Florence’s floodwaters rising in Carolinas
Author: 0 When will it end? Florence’s floodwaters rising in Carolinas

Officials say at least 40 people have been killed. Hurricane Florence brought storm surges which overflowed from the Trent River and forced many residents of Trent Court to evacuate. The latest victims in SC were identified as Wendy Wenton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, by the Marion County Coroner, US media report. North Carolina's hog and other concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs , produce nearly 10 billion gallons of fecal waste a year, according to the Environmental ...

Research New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding
Author: 0 New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

McMaster said Friday he hopes United Health Care's generosity inspires other companies across the state to donate to the One SC Fund to help the recovery from Hurricane Florence's floods. After the briefing, Trump stopped in New Bern, North Carolina, a city of about 30,000 that took a major punch from the hurricane. Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

Research Trump to visit North Carolina as governor urges residents to be patient
Author: 0 Trump to visit North Carolina as governor urges residents to be patient

As Florence was bearing down on the Carolinas last week, Trump reignited the controversy over his handling of Maria by disputing the official death toll of 2,975 in the U.S. Florence has already killed at least 35 people, including 26 in North Carolina and eight in SC where local media reported that two mental health patients drowned on Tuesday when the sheriff's van the women were in crashed.

Research First private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests
Author: 0 First private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

Nasa's Apollo 17 in December 1972 marked the last time humans landed on the moon , or went beyond low Earth orbit. Maezawa, whose net worth is $2.3 billion, is the founder and CEO of Japan's largest e-commerce company Start Today Co. To see the moon up close "was a lifelong dream", he said. The billionaire said he wondered what would've happened if famous artists, painters, creatives, and songwriters had experienced what he wanted to experience.

Research Florence floodwaters close Fayetteville Little River bridge
Author: 0 Florence floodwaters close Fayetteville Little River bridge

At least 23 people have been killed as a result of the storm, which made landfall on Friday as a Category-1 hurricane. In Wilmington , population 120,000, workers began handing out supplies using a system that resembled a fast-food restaurant drive-thru: Drivers pulled up to pallets lining a street, placed an order and left without having to get out.

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