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Extreme heat continues this week in Almaguin, North Bay Extreme heat continues this week in Almaguin, North Bay
- July 04, 2018

The adopted criteria includes a daytime temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or higher and nighttime temperature of 16 degrees or higher or a humidex of 36 degrees Celsius or higher. This will be the most significant heat event in the past few years. "And also keep in mind to make sure you don't leave any people or pets in your auto, as temperatures will rise dramatically within minutes". (more...)
CIMON: AI Based Flying Brain will Assist Astronauts in Space Station (ISS) CIMON: AI Based Flying Brain will Assist Astronauts in Space Station (ISS)
- July 02, 2018

In the aforementioned science fiction movies, robots were able to provide humans help in scientific endeavors and accomplishing mundane tasks, but they also provided a cure to loneliness and isolation, a friend to confide in while traveling through the void of space. (more...)
National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township
- July 02, 2018

From Texas to Wisconsin, heat index values Thursday were well over 100 degrees. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a risky situation in which heat illnesses are likely. The index is expected to hit that level today , and climb even higher in northwest OH, according to the NWS. Heat index values as high as 101. (more...)
US Supreme Court judge to retire US Supreme Court judge to retire
- July 01, 2018

Democrats insisted that McConnell follow the same approach now. Two of the next three oldest Supreme Court justices are liberal . He cast the deciding votes on gay marriage and gun ownership, prayer and privacy, campaign finance and capital punishment. (more...)
Trump narrows down Supreme Court Justice replacements Trump narrows down Supreme Court Justice replacements
- July 01, 2018

Asked about Mr. Lee, the president said, "He said he'd like the job". Having graduated first in her class at the Northwestern University School of Law, Larsen moved on to a lightning legal career: Deputy assistant attorney general under George W. (more...)
Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse
- June 27, 2018

This eclipse will be the longest in this century and is expected to last for more than 100 minutes. On the night of July 27 and the early morning hours of July 28, skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere will be treated to the longest lunar eclipse set to occur in the 21st century, EarthSky reports. (more...)
Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa
- June 26, 2018

Ken Hessenius with the Iowa Natural Resources Department says his crews will try to determine how fast the oil is being carried downstream by the rain-swollen Little Rock River. The derailment also caused concern downstream, including as far south as Omaha, Nebraska, approximately 150 miles (240 km) from the derailment site. (more...)
Antarctica lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in just 25 years
- June 15, 2018

They also highlight the existential threat facing low-lying coastal cities and communities home to hundreds of millions of people. Ice loss of 2.7 trillion tons since 1992 added about 8mm to sea level. "To see a threefold increase just since 2012 - that's disturbing to me", said Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science for the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. (more...)
Category 3 Hurricane Bud threatens Mexico, Southwest U.S. Category 3 Hurricane Bud threatens Mexico, Southwest U.S.
- June 14, 2018

The National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm Watch from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes, Mexico . The storm may bring 3 to 6 inches across much of the area, with some locations seeing up to 10 inches of rain through Thursday. Hurricane Bud, now a Category 3 storm with winds of 125 miles per hour, continued to spin off Mexico's west coast Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said. (more...)
ISRO’s PRL scientists discover an ‘EPIC’ planet ISRO’s PRL scientists discover an ‘EPIC’ planet
- June 12, 2018

Abu. Being that close, you might think that the planets would be unbearably hot but the scientists say that might not be the case. The researchers also found three Earth-sized planets within the K2-239 system, situated at 160 light years from Earth. (more...)
Taking CO2 out of the air is more economical than scientists thought Taking CO2 out of the air is more economical than scientists thought
- June 11, 2018

The 2015-built Carbon Engineering pilot plant on the Squamish waterfront. In 2011, the American Physical Society published a research showing that the costs to remove Carbon dioxide from the air would be $600. "We're not developing a fundamentally new product or unit operation", said Keith. "I still think a final number could be several times as much". The APS had costs of 780 $/t-CO2-avoided and 550 $/t- CO2-captured, where the emission from electricity supply outside the plant boundary. (more...)
NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Organic Matter on Mars NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Organic Matter on Mars
- June 08, 2018

This includes findings about Mars' atmosphere and organic matter preserved in 3-billion-year-old mudstones in the Gale crater. While these findings are not necessarily evidence of life on Mars, it is a "good sign for future missions exploring the planet's surface and subsurface", according to NASA . (more...)
SpaceX prepares for Monday launch of SES-12 satellite SpaceX prepares for Monday launch of SES-12 satellite
- June 07, 2018

The SES-12 high throughput payload is meant to enhance connectivity in the aeronautical and maritime segments across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. "Once operational Crew Dragon missions are under way for NASA, SpaceX will launch the private mission on a journey to circumnavigate the Moon and return to Earth", SpaceX said in a statement. (more...)
Trump Administration Mulls Coal, Nuclear Bailouts; Energy Groups React Trump Administration Mulls Coal, Nuclear Bailouts; Energy Groups React
- June 04, 2018

The draft memo asserts that "federal action is necessary to stop the further premature retirements of fuel-secure generation capacity" while DOE and other entities embark on further study of "national security needs and additional measures to safeguard the nation's electric grid and natural gas pipeline infrastructure from current threats". (more...)
Did Ottawa pay too much for the Kinder Morgan pipeline project? Did Ottawa pay too much for the Kinder Morgan pipeline project?
- May 31, 2018

By buying the pipeline outright, the Trudeau government has gone all in on this project. Berman said the Liberal government "made a very big mistake" by backing Kinder Morgan's project and alienating voters to create "a ideal storm" that would prompt people to take action. (more...)
Alberto, year's first named Atlantic storm, makes Florida landfall Alberto, year's first named Atlantic storm, makes Florida landfall
- May 30, 2018

In addition to parts of the southeastern USA, the heavy rains and storm conditions could produce "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides" in Cuba, the NHC said. The storm forced some Memorial Day tributes to be cancelled across Florida's Panhandle. "My boyfriend and I usually try to go to the store and stock up on lots of bottled water, and get like canned goods and things that won't go bad if our power goes out", she said. (more...)
Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion
- May 30, 2018

Canada first offered this month to indemnify the expansion project before announcing Tuesday's plan. It does not intend to own the project for long. "I think the transaction is a win-win". She added that there is bad news for Kinder Morgan because the company's "growth outlook is muted" without the expansion project. (more...)
Canadian government to buy pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5bn Canadian government to buy pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5bn
- May 30, 2018

Bill Morneau, minister of finance, alongside Jim Carr, minister of natural resources, announced this morning that the federal government has purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline system and expansion project (TMEP) for $4.5 billion. The transaction on which the federal government and Kinder Morgan agreed upon on Tuesday is expected to close in August 2018. "John Horgan picked a fight with Alberta and provoked a constitutional crisis with Ottawa over this project and this is now the ... (more...)
Alan Bean, fourth person to walk on the moon, has died Alan Bean, fourth person to walk on the moon, has died
- May 28, 2018

He went into space twice, the first time in November 1969 as the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 12 moon-landing mission. "He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly", Alan's wife Leslie, to whom he was married for 40 years, said in the statement . (more...)
SpaceX Launches Several Satellites On Falcon 9 Rocket From Vandenberg SpaceX Launches Several Satellites On Falcon 9 Rocket From Vandenberg
- May 26, 2018

While SpaceX often recovers the first-stage of its rockets so they can be reused in future missions, SpaceX did not attempt such a recovery this time. The project, a joint effort of NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences. Second burn and Iridium orbit good.... SpaceX has signed up for a total of eight Iridium NEXT launches with the aim of putting 75 new satellites into orbit. (more...)
Hurricane Center increases tropical development chance to 90 percent Hurricane Center increases tropical development chance to 90 percent
- May 26, 2018

This Memorial Day weekend, anyone seeking nice weather should avoid South Florida and the Gulf Coast. The first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has formed, the National Hurricane Center said. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the low this afternoon. The conditions are expected to spread to the eastern and central Gulf Coast later this weekend. (more...)
Trump's Lawyer Took $500k to Set Up Meeting Between Trump, Ukraine President Trump's Lawyer Took $500k to Set Up Meeting Between Trump, Ukraine President
- May 25, 2018

It's been revealed President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , received a secret payment of nearly $600,000 to fix talks between the US President and his Ukrainian counterpart. He's known as the "Taxi King" of NY and the reporting that has come out about his importance has been fascinating. Freidman, who had taken out loans against the value of the medallions at their peak was forced to default on a $34 million loan from Citibank and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (more...)
IPhone X Tesla Costs $4600 consists of Self-Charging Solar Panel IPhone X Tesla Costs $4600 consists of Self-Charging Solar Panel
- May 18, 2018

But Caviar , a company in Russian Federation, has jumped ahead of both companies by announcing the sale of their new " iPhone X Tesla " that can be charged entirely with sunlight, according to a recent press release . Caviar said that the shock-resistant panel can charge the phone via sunlight or bright indoor lamps. The maker claims that this iPhone has IP67 water and dust protection properties. (more...)
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 to Be Battlenet Exclusive Call of Duty Black Ops 4 to Be Battlenet Exclusive
- May 18, 2018

This update mostly fixates on a lot of the features directed towards multiplayer. However, there is quite a bit about the mode that we don't know based on the initial information they shared during the recent reveal stream. Now, Call of Duty will be following that same path, with Black Ops 4 set to release on Battle.net instead of Steam. It also seems that there'll be difficulty modes and the ability to play alone by filling out the team with AI-controlled teammates. (more...)
Revamped YouTube Music is Google's latest effort to take on Spotify Revamped YouTube Music is Google's latest effort to take on Spotify
- May 17, 2018

The service's Elias Roman commented: "The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over". On the brighter side, this should help YouTube better both the Music and the Original program catalogs. Instead, Google Play Music subscribers will automatically get access to YouTube Music Premium . YouTube Music is a "reimagined mobile app and brand new desktop player [.] designed for music" according to Google . (more...)