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Research TS Chris to become hurricane off NC coast
Author: 0 TS Chris to become hurricane off NC coast

On average, the third storm forms August 13, said Phil Klotzbach, a tropical weather researcher at Colorado State University and Capital Weather Gang contributor. Puerto Rico's governor had feared new power outages if Beryl passed near his island as a tropical storm as originally forecast. As of Monday afternoon, there were almost 13,000 power outages, a total that included customers who remain without service since Hurricane Maria last September, according to Puerto Rico Electric Power ...

Research Puerto Ricans prepare as storm nears Caribbean
Author: 0 Puerto Ricans prepare as storm nears Caribbean

Still, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica and Guadaloupe, and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Barbados, Martinique, St. Martin, and St. Forecasters believe that additional strengthening is in store for Chris, and the storm is expected to become a hurricane by mid-week. Lugo lost his roof and two walls to Maria and was waiting for volunteers to secure his new roof before Beryl.

Research EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns, Trump Tweets
Author: 0 EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns, Trump Tweets

The president tweeted that "Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this". That is why it is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. In a unanimous vote, the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission rejected Perry's proposal. With a past life as an energy industry lobbyist, Wheeler is not an environmentalist, to say the least.

Research Heat wave prompts warnings, bakes nation ahead of July 4 holiday
Author: 0 Heat wave prompts warnings, bakes nation ahead of July 4 holiday

With temperatures soaring into the upper 90s and a heat index as high as 104 degrees, the region is in the middle of a potentially-dangerous heat wave . Given it's the first heat wave of the summer, it is important to remember and practice hot weather safety measures. Jessica Kourkounis via Getty Images People try to cool off in a downtown fountain in sweltering heat in Philadelphia on Sunday .

Research Justice Anthony Kennedy Retiring; Donald Trump Gets 2nd Supreme Court Pick
Author: 0 Justice Anthony Kennedy Retiring; Donald Trump Gets 2nd Supreme Court Pick

The office also said "that while his family was willing for him to continue to serve, his decision to step aside was based on his deep desire to spend more time with them". Even in the cases in which Kennedy (who is quite conservative) sided with his more conservative colleagues on the outcome, he frequently acted as a brake on moving the court's jurisprudence even further to the right, often by writing for himself.

Research In Australia died the world's oldest orangutan
Author: 0 In Australia died the world's oldest orangutan

Female Sumatran Orangutans would rarely live past 50 years of age, according to the zoo. "It's my absolute wish for her to be remembered for the lovely, independent lady that she was and I think it's an incredible legacy for her great grandson Nyaru to be out living his life in the jungles of Sumatra, where his great grandmother hailed from".

Research Hurricanes are slowing down, wreaking havoc on coastal communities
Author: 0 Hurricanes are slowing down, wreaking havoc on coastal communities

The unusually slow-moving Hurricane Harvey was a recent example. But when Atlantic storms hit land - like Harvey - the study said the slowdown is a significant 20 percent. Although commending the study for its findings, she said it is not without its limitations. Previous research has shown that a warmer climate can hold more water moisture, so when it rains, it rains more .

Research SES-12 Roars into Space On-Board SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
Author: 0 SES-12 Roars into Space On-Board SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

Block 5 Falcon 9 is said to be the "final iteration" of the reusable rocket, with potential to handle far more launches than its predecessor, and could one day be used to carry astronauts to space. The National Weather Service had predicted decent weather for the launch with only a 20 percent chance of rain, with gusts as high as 18 to 20 miles per hour and sky cover of about 50 percent in the Titusville area.

Research Trump administration taking steps to save coal plants; effect on Colstrip unclear
Author: 0 Trump administration taking steps to save coal plants; effect on Colstrip unclear

The government last invoked the Defense Production Act to address the California energy crisis in early 2001, ordering natural gas sellers to prioritize contracts to sell supplies to utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. The owner of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant has said its plant has been unprofitable for six years . As recent extreme weather events show, the ongoing loss of additional coal-fired and nuclear power will pose a significant risk to the electric grid because these units ...

Research Liberal government to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B
Author: 0 Liberal government to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B

The minority left-leaning New Democratic government in British Columbia, citing the risks of a major spill, opposes the project. We are endeavouring to move positively into the next decades without further harming the Earth. Morneau stressed repeatedly the pipeline is commercially viable and profitable. "It was such a huge investment in the fossil fuel industry, but also for the federal government to be putting that many billions of dollars into a project that the private sector is walking ...

Research Tracking Alberto: Gulf Coast prepares as storm brings wind, rain north
Author: 0 Tracking Alberto: Gulf Coast prepares as storm brings wind, rain north

Several counties along the coast remain under a tropical storm warning, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando. A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Mississippi/Alabama border to the Aucilla River in Florida. Heavy rainfall is expected for Memorial Day Weekend in South Florida, as Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed over the Caribbean Sea. A tropical storm warning expired for Cuba's western Pinar del Rio province, where heavy rains could trigger flash ...

Research Fortnite adds competitive Solo Showdown mode for limited time
Author: 0 Fortnite adds competitive Solo Showdown mode for limited time

As we've come to expect now with the release of new Fortnite updates ( patch 4.2 in this case), community hackers and dataminers have now dug deep to reveal unannounced new features, skins and the like. Here's more from Epic Games , who confirm: "Unlike other LTMs, Solo Showdown will not change core gameplay of the current Solo mode". "Top performers will be rewarded at the conclusion of this competition".

Research Google moved the clock in Android P because of the notch
Author: 0 Google moved the clock in Android P because of the notch

Google is also unveiling ways to let you issue multiple commands without having to say "Hey Google" each time. To get rid of apps just swipe an app to the top, you can even copy and edit text or other useful features of an app within the multitasking tray.

Research Israel missiles hit Syria military bases
Author: 0 Israel missiles hit Syria military bases

The press service of the Israel defense forces said that the Iranian armed factions operating in Syria, in the night of Thursday, may 10, fired about 20 rockets at IDF positions on the Syrian-Israeli border. Syrian media said it was the first time in years that Syrians had fired at Israeli forces in the Golan Heights. In the early hours of the morning, explosions were heard in Damascus, while live images were broadcast on television showing projectiles above the Syrian capital and several ...

Author: 0 Windows 10 Now Powers Nearly 700 Million Devices

The Project Kinect for Azure will combine the depth sensor with Azure AI services to help developers make more precise devices that use less power. Microsoft's Azure IoT Edge service uses AI, Azure services and custom logic to deliver cloud intelligence locally on cross-platform IoT devices.

Research Steven Gerrard to be named as Rangers boss
Author: 0 Steven Gerrard to be named as Rangers boss

The Liverpool legend is now an academy coach at Anfield but it emerged last week that Rangers were interested in making the 37-year-old their next permanent manager. BBC Sport claims that the 37-year-old, who now holds the position of the Champions League semi-finalists' Under 18 coach, is on the brink of accepting the role at Ibrox Stadium, which will be his first senior managerial job since announcing his intentions to get into coaching following his retirement from football in 2017.

Research Google Assistant gets new features on Wear OS, including Actions support
Author: 0 Google Assistant gets new features on Wear OS, including Actions support

Google Assistant , Amazon's Alexa , Microsoft's Cortana and Apple's Siri are competing to be the spoken-word answer to the smartphone touchscreen, the Windows Start Menu and the living room TV remote, with the potential to speak to users from their kitchen counters, auto dashboards, wristwatches and television sets.

Research Xiaomi shows massive growth ahead of IPO
Author: 0 Xiaomi shows massive growth ahead of IPO

While the application omitted financial terms, bankers familiar with the plan said the Beijing-based company is seeking to raise US$10 billion, in a sale that values the eight-year-old company at US$100 billion. Its relatively cheap handsets pose a rising challenge to market leaders Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc . Lei scaled back global operations and instead focused on India, where it's now the top seller alongside Samsung.

Research Apple shrugs off iPhone X fears and enjoys strong quarter
Author: 0 Apple shrugs off iPhone X fears and enjoys strong quarter

Sales of iPads rose 2 percent to 9.1 million units compared with the same period a year ago, while Macbook sales slipped 3 percent to 4.07 million. Despite a starting price of $1,000 for the iPhone X, revenue from total iPhone sales fell 38 percent to $38 billion from $61.6 billion during the period.

Research Celtics, Sixers renew rivalry with new casts in East semis
Author: 0 Celtics, Sixers renew rivalry with new casts in East semis

When the Celtics eliminated the Bucks, 112-96, for a spot in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals, it meant that the Sixers had lost something they'd worked hard to earn. That trio combined for 83 of Boston's 117 points, with each scoring at least 26. The Celtics are already without stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving , as well as Daniel Theis .

Research Straight Bat: Mumbai Indians Come to The Party!
Author: 0 Straight Bat: Mumbai Indians Come to The Party!

Chasing a modest target, Rajasthan did not have a brisk start but Samson and Ben Stokes kept them in the hunt before Gowtham finished the job in great style. The Mumbai skipper was run-out first ball as he underestimated the pinpoint accurate Ajinkya Rahane and made a decision to steal a run after hitting the ball straight to the Rajasthan skipper.

Research NASA's Planet hunter TESS was launched from Florida by SpaceX
Author: 0 NASA's Planet hunter TESS was launched from Florida by SpaceX

NASA HAS LAUNCHED a spaceship created to scan the skies for signs of planets where life may exist outside of our solar system. A couple of solar arrays to power the spacecraft were deployed at 7.53 pm EDT. A transit happens when a planet crosses in front of its star as viewed from Earth. TESS will be the first space-based, all-sky surveyor to search for exoplanets .