Month: September 2019

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab is nearing completion of its second launch site, and first in the United States, which the company says should be ready for its first Electron launch in early 2020. The company announced Sept. 18 it had achieved a milestone in the construction of Launch Complex (LC) 2 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin An infrared satellite view of Hurricane Lorenzo on September 28, 2019. College of DuPage Hurricane Lorenzo rapidly strengthened into a scale-topping category five hurricane on Saturday evening, with maximum sustained winds reaching an incredible 160 MPH. This breaks the record for both the easternmost and northernmost
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Thomas Crapper was the brother of a successful master plumber and the uncle of another. By Unknown photographer – MJC Plumbing, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75229 A popular historical story claims that we get the slang term “crap” from the name of a plumber named Thomas Crapper, but
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You don’t belong here. They’re onto you. Everybody is going to find out the truth. It’s only a matter of time. Dark thoughts like these are symptoms of something called impostor syndrome: a strange psychological phenomenon that makes ordinary people – even brilliant ones – feel like they’re frauds, fakes, inadequate, and undeserving. It doesn’t have
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Competitors vying for the $150,000 prize have to develop computer vision algorithms to automate the process of assessing building damage after natural disasters. WASHINGTON — The Defense Innovation Unit announced Sept. 25 it has posted the satellite images for its second prize challenge known as xVIEW2, which focuses on using artificial intelligence to assess damage
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Getty It’s been a rough year for the vaping industry. What began as a purportedly less harmful replacement for combustible cigarettes has become the focus of investigations into everything from lung disorders to fatalities. And now a new study has found concentrations of dangerous heavy metals like lead and copper in vapors produced by some
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX will provide an update Sept. 28 on the progress it’s making on its next-generation Starship vehicle, including plans to start flying a prototype in as soon as a month. Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of the company, is set to discuss work on Starship in a presentation at the company’s South
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Since 2010, there have been four U.S. landfalling hurricanes in October, including one in each of… [+] the past three years. That is actually higher than the total amount of landfalling hurricanes in both August and September, which both have had three since 2010. If the amount of September hurricane landfalls can’t surpass October this
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