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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America What happens when a hurricane hits an active volcano? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Kelly Martin, Geophysicist, on
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(Photo by Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images) Apple and Amazon are both flirting with one trillion dollar valuation. Apple deserves it. Amazon doesn’t, at least not yet. A trillion dollars may sound too big a valuation for a single company. It is roughly 5% of the American GDP. That sounds scary for some investors who
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“If you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes” – Anonymous Every afternoon, each of the National Weather Service (NWS) offices issues temperature forecasts for the next seven days. One of the products they issue for cities within their area of responsibility is called a Point Forecast Matrix (PFM). These are auto-generated forecasts from
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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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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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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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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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(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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A powerful U.S. House panel that oversees federal drug enforcement efforts approved a bill on Thursday to require the Department of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to begin issuing more licenses to grow marijuana for research. Prior to the vote, a bitter dispute broke out over a provision of the legislation that prevents anyone with a
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FURKA, Switzerland (Reuters) – A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt. Hannes Peter of the Alpine and Polar Environment Research Center (Alpole) from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) collects microorganisms from a stream to extract their DNA to better
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REIMS, France (Reuters) – Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. The eight-times Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in the modified plane normally used for scientific research, but on this occasion to showcase a
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