https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/T5X1THd0xTAQtp4Y96hVcw--~A/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9NDUwO2g9MjgwO2lsPXBsYW5l/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2019-01-02T045327Z_1_LYNXNPEF0105Z_RTROPTP_2_SPACE-NEW-HORIZONS.JPG.cf.jpg

Sci-tech

It's located in the Kuiper Belt, an icy region of our solar system beyond the orbit of the major planets. It is also a bilobate or compact binary object, meaning that it is composed of two separate objects that are now joined. In this peripheral layer of icy bodies and leftover fragments from the solar system's creation, the interplanetary probe will position its seven on-board instruments for the first close-up glance of Ultima Thule , a cool mass roughly 20 miles (32 km) long and shaped ...
  • What to expect in Orlando area from 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

    What to expect in Orlando area from 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

    Sci-tech

    By 8 p.m. Monday, Michael's top sustained winds were around 85 miles per hour (140 kph) as it headed north at 12 miles per hour (19 kph). The storm is expected to unleash coastal storm surges of up to 12 feet (3.7 meters) along Florida's Panhandle and dump as much as a foot (30 cm) of rain across Florida, Georgia and SC, the National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) reported.
  • SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

    SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

    Sci-tech

    The mission got underway at 7:21:28 p.m. PDT (GMT-7; 10:21 p.m. EDT), a bit less than an hour after sunset, when the booster's nine Merlin 1D engines ignited, throttled up to full thrust and quickly pushed the 229-foot-tall rocket away from Launch Complex 4-East.
  • Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

    Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

    Sci-tech

    The NHC projects the storm to remain at tropical storm status as it approaches the Lesser Antilles at the end of the workweek. The storm will continue a westward path and could strengthen a little by Tuesday. First, a non- tropical low pressure system now located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Azores is producing gale-force winds with some associated showers and thunderstorms.
  • Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

    Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

    Sci-tech

    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster estimated damage from the flood in his state at $1.2 billion in a letter that says the flooding will be the worst disaster in the state's modern history. Parts of the main north-south route on the East coast, Interstate 95, and the main road to Wilmington, Interstate 40, remain flooded and will likely be closed at least until almost the end of September, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said.
  • Rivers flood as death toll rises from Hurricane Florence

    Rivers flood as death toll rises from Hurricane Florence

    Sci-tech

    But with radar showing parts of the storm over six Southeastern states and flood worries spreading into southern Virginia and West Virginia, North and SC were still in the bull's-eye. The National Weather Service continues to warn of life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding. A campaign sign is under water on Pamlico St in Belhaven, N.C.
  • SpaceX name FIRST PERSON it will take around the Moon

    SpaceX name FIRST PERSON it will take around the Moon

    Sci-tech

    He continued: "Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moon ... just staring at the moon filled my imagination ... it's continued to inspire humanity, and that's why I could not pass up this opportunity to see the moon up close". The first space tourist was Dennis Tito, an American businessman who in 2001 paid some $20million to fly on a Russian spaceship to the International Space Station.
  • Tropical Storm Florence to batter U.S. for days, officials warn

    Tropical Storm Florence to batter U.S. for days, officials warn

    Sci-tech

    The father of the child, who was also in the house, was transported to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center with injuries, police added, without releasing the names of the casualties. "That is a lot of rain and all that rain runs off into the rivers and we've been talking about this - there is elevation as you get further west into North Carolina".
  • NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

    NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

    Sci-tech

    Winds of up to 80mph could hit the county on Monday night, forecasters warned. As three powerful storms march one by one across the Atlantic Ocean toward the U.S. The storm is likely to die out by Wednesday. Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the Carolina coast over the next several days. "The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves", the NHC said.
  • Can you return to Hilton Head, Beaufort Co. after Hurricane Florence evacuation?

    Can you return to Hilton Head, Beaufort Co. after Hurricane Florence evacuation?

    Sci-tech

    Residents in eight counties along the coast - Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston , Dorchester , Berkeley , Georgetown and Horry - must begin evacuating by noon Tuesday, McMaster said at a news briefing. The storm is so huge that SC won't be spared even if it escapes the eye of the hurricane. Its centre will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of South or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Centre said.
  • Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

    Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

    Sci-tech

    SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of 1 million coastal residents while North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination. Despite the drop in maximum sustained winds, forecasters stress that this hurricane is not to be taken lightly. Thousands of Marines and their families evacuated from Camp Lejeune, leaving the rest to dig in ahead of what could be a direct hit.
  • Hurricane watch issued for Lowcountry coast; Florence maintains Category 4 strength

    Hurricane watch issued for Lowcountry coast; Florence maintains Category 4 strength

    Sci-tech

    East Coast. In the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia is now a Category 1 storm with winds of 75 mph, and is approximately 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, as of 5 p.m. Farther north into the Delmarva Peninsula, residents of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and NY and coastal and inland areas should also monitor the storm and prepare in case the forecast shifts to the north and east.
  • Could Florence threaten Cape Cod as a hurricane?

    Could Florence threaten Cape Cod as a hurricane?

    Sci-tech

    The Hurricane Center is forecasting a turn toward the west-northwest with a further decrease in forward speed expected later Thursday, followed by a turn toward the west by the weekend. East Coast next week has increased", according to the 11 a.m. NHC forecast discussion. Some forecast models showed Florence slamming into land by late next week, while others indicated the storm would curve away from shore.
  • Gordon makes landfall on Gulf Coast

    Gordon makes landfall on Gulf Coast

    Sci-tech

    The then-tropical storm made landfall around 10 p.m. and brought with it heavy rains and strong winds. The storm was expected to reach coastal Mississippi and Louisiana by late Tuesday and move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.
  • Piper Perabo Arrested at Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearing

    Piper Perabo Arrested at Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearing

    Sci-tech

    That would allow Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell , Republican of Kentucky, to tee up votes on the floor confirming Kavanaugh during the last week of September. On Wednesday, Durbin challenged Kavanaugh on the grounds that the girl had satisfied all of Texas's prerequisites to obtaining an abortion, including an ultrasound and securing a judicial bypass to parental consent requirements.
  • Chaos mars hearing for Trump Supreme Court pick

    Chaos mars hearing for Trump Supreme Court pick

    Sci-tech

    Kavanaugh is likely to be questioned about his views on investigating sitting presidents and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign.
  • Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September

    Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September

    Sci-tech

    The tropical wave that would become Hurricane Irma left Africa a year ago on Monday. Coupled with less wind shear, this makes for a flawless scenario for a tropical storm. In the intervening time, Tropical Storm Miriam churned over the jap Pacific with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour. Additional development is anticipated, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward near the Cabo Verde Islands.
  • Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler

    Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler

    Sci-tech

    The implementation of those rules were halted by the Supreme Court in 2016, to give the courts time to consider the arguments over whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had exceeded its legal authority. "The Obama administration and their plan were really engaged in social engineering and that is not the role of the US E.P.A.", said Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the EPA.
  • JUST IN: Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms

    JUST IN: Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms

    Sci-tech

    In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists. The National Hurricane Center said Lane was centered about 1,135 east-southeast of Hilo and was moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour. With the dust contributing drier air into parts of the atmosphere, that's not a good thing when it comes to a tropical wave looking to develop. Another subtropical cyclone formed today marking the fourth time this season a tropical system acquired hybrid structures.
  • Monsanto: 'The jury got it wrong' in cancer lawsuit

    Monsanto: 'The jury got it wrong' in cancer lawsuit

    Sci-tech

    Nearly three-fourths of the samples tested had glyphosate levels higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children's health with an adequate margin of safety. The France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate as a "probable human carcinogen" in 2015.