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Hurricane Florence may affect the operations of several of the 16 nuclear reactors located in the Carolinas and Virginia, raising concerns about safety and power outages. Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center, explains why nuclear power stations must take precautions during big storms. 1. Keeping cores
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ALCANTARA SPACE CENTER, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S. technology that is dominant in the industry, the Brazilian Air Force officer managing the space program said on Friday. A view of Alcantara space center during
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A visualization created during the forecasting of Hurricane Harvey. “It is pretty close to reality,” Clint Dawson noted.Clint Dawson All hurricane forecasting models aren’t created equal, even when it comes to those used to model the same storm. The storm surge models used by the U.S. national government “tend to over-predict so people are scared and
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One week old newborn, Credit: Getty Royalty Free Whooping cough, caused by the bacterium bordetella pertussis was a commonly seen infection prior to the 1950’s, after which widespread immunization helped to significantly reduce frequency of this disease.  Whooping cough (or pertussis) presents as a nasty cough, lasting up to three months, in adults.  But whooping cough
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Non-Electric vehicles fill a parking lot in Rosemead, California, where two electric vehicle charging stations are offered. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) ChargePoint wants to make it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations in North America and Europe. The charging technology company announced plans at the Global Action Climate Action Summit in San Francisco
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Weather reports are usually the mildest parts of a TV news broadcast. But earlier today The Weather Channel put out a forecast with an unexpectedly dark twist. It starts as a regular green screen report, with meteorologist Erika Navarro highlighting areas in North Carolina at risk from Hurricane Florence’s storm surge, which could reach above
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(Reuters) – Elon Musk’s space transportation company SpaceX said it has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle. The top of a replica Crew Dragon spacecraft is show at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S. August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo “Find out who’s flying and
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