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Artificial Intelligence Helps Breakthrough Listen Find New Fast Radio Bursts

Artificial Intelligence Helps Breakthrough Listen Find New Fast Radio Bursts The source is a known " repeater " of fast radio bursts - the only such object known to date - called FRB 121102 . And the source of FRBs are still a mystery to astronomers. The strategy is similar to that employed by IT companies to optimize internet search results , Breakthrough Listen representatives said in a statement . [Full Article...]

South Carolina National Guard in Position, Ready to Respond to Hurricane Florence

Officials say Hurricane Florence is likely to make landfall in southeastern North Carolina near the SC border. SC has already ordered the evacuation of a million people, and residents in the Outer Banks and elsewhere in North Carolina being told to go inland, ideally out of the river flood zone. [Full Article...]

Trump says government is 'absolutely, totally prepared' for Hurricane Florence

Trump says government is 'absolutely, totally prepared' for Hurricane Florence There are three storms now swirling in the Atlantic, of which Florence is the most risky. Hurricane Florence , now a Category 4 storm, may strengthen to a Category 5 hurricane before weakening again on its approach toward the North or SC coastlines. [Full Article...]

Why Hurricane Florence Is So Dangerous

The result was the worst natural disaster in state history, a flood that killed dozens of people and left whole towns underwater, their residents stranded on rooftops. Harvey was, of course, the biggest rainfall event to ever hit the U.S., so this is an extremely worrisome comparison. A steady stream of vehicles full of people and belongings flowed inland on Tuesday, and North Carolina Gov... [Full Article...]

Track Hurricane Florence as it heads for the East Coast

Track Hurricane Florence as it heads for the East Coast Many parts of the Appalachians have been saturated with rain over recent weeks, adding to concerns for flash flooding and mudslides inland. A large swath of Virginia could also see between 10 and 15 inches of rain. Florence could hit the Carolinas harder than any hurricane since Hazel packed 130 miles per hour (209 kph) winds in 1954. "I'm scared we'll get 30 inches or more of rain", said C... [Full Article...]

Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court The moderate Republican, 65, would be up for re-election in 2020, although she hasn't announced yet whether she would seek another term. Yesterday Senator Collins was asked about this controversial campaign by conservative news organization NewsMax . [Full Article...]

USA capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered

The military also is making preparations so that the Federal Emergency Management Agency can use Fort AP Hill, a training base about 45 miles north of Richmond, as a staging area for any relief effort. "I've been doing this since 1983", Roberts said as he completed an order for another 18-wheeler full of supplies. Walking his dog along empty streets, Belli said he's well stocked with food and wa... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina may lose thousands of vehicles

The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons. For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rains to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West V... [Full Article...]


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