Science

by | September 18, 2018 | 11:11

Yusaku Maezawa , a Japanese entrepreneur, purchased an entire BFR rocket with plans to ask a handful of artists to join him on his journey - artists who can then create works to inspire others to dream. It's worth remembering that even a rocket beginning integrated systems tests - expected to commence with BFR as early as late 2019 - can end up looking and being nearly nothing like the vehicle that ultimately rolls off the assembly line and launches real missions.

by | September 17, 2018 | 13:02

Rescued: More than 400 people needed help in high waters in New Bern and Jacksonville, North Carolina. Gibson said Friday that while she and her family were safe, she and her husband had gotten around 75 calls and texts from others asking for help.

by | September 15, 2018 | 20:17

Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. In the 5 a.m. ET advisory , Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , NC, packing maximum-sustained winds of 110 mph and moving to the northwest at 15 mph.

by | September 15, 2018 | 19:16

South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline evacuated starting at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 million people would flee as highways reverse directions. NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 300 miles across three states. Its center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday.

by | September 14, 2018 | 21:34

Isaac was moving towards the west near 14 miles per hour". Sustained winds slowed slightly to 125 miles per hour Tuesday afternoon, making it a Cat 3 storm. Current estimates have Isaac passing nearly 150 miles south of St. Croix early Friday morning. All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but several other hurricanes are brewing as well.

by | September 14, 2018 | 20:40

But when one of Musk's fans asked him who would be taking part in the mission, the billionaire tweeted out an emoji of the Japanese flag, sparking speculation that a Japanese billionaire was planning to make the flight. SpaceX has always been public about their dream of sending private citizens to space. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972, said the company.

by | September 12, 2018 | 06:00

Isaac became a tropical storm again approaching the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene was veering northward, no threat to land. Sustained winds have reached nearly 105 miles per hour. It may be the peak of hurricane season for the Atlantic basin, but the strongest tropical system on Earth right now is half a world away, in the western Pacific.

by | September 12, 2018 | 05:27

In preparation for Florence reaching the coast this week, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is preparing bulldozers, chainsaws and other rescue equipment, according to the press release. Henry McMaster said. As of 11 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 1,085 miles east-southeast of Bald Head Island. I'll have more on Florence later today .

by | September 12, 2018 | 05:11

While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders , others were boarding up homes and businesses and choosing to fearless the storm. But Cooper said he believed Florence will be "so fierce" that the state needs to provide an "added incentive" for people to leave.

by | September 11, 2018 | 09:41

Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches will be issued on Tuesday as the storm is expected to head toward the southeastern USA, potentially making landfall, still as a category 4 hurricane, Thursday afternoon or night. Florence will hit the mid-Atlantic states later in the week. Hurricane Florence is forecast to make landfall later this week as a Category 3 storm with 115 miles per hour winds near Wilmington, North Carolina .

by | September 08, 2018 | 19:43

Interested in Weather? Add Weather as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Weather news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Friday, just a day after Tropical Storm Florence was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane.

by | September 07, 2018 | 14:29

Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds Monday. "Gordon is moving quickly along and is expected to make a second landfall, perhaps as a hurricane, along the corridor from Louisiana to MS during late Tuesday or Tuesday night", reports Accuweather .

by | September 05, 2018 | 18:24

The hearing gave Democrats a platform to make their case against Kavanaugh ahead of November's congressional elections in which they are seeking to seize control of Congress from Republicans . Brett Kavanaugh is going to be the next Supreme Court justice . The justices on the Supreme Court do not sit on opposite sides of an aisle. The hearing kicked off with chaos Tuesday as Democrats demanded more time to review 42,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh's time working in President ...

by | September 03, 2018 | 23:03

Florence is located approximately 605 miles west-northwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday, forcing holiday beachgoers to drier ground. Sustained winds this morning at Palm Beach International Airport have been running about 9 to 20 mph, with a 21 mph gust recorded before 2 a.m. Miami International Airport reported gusts of up to 35 mph before 9 a.m.

by | September 02, 2018 | 09:29

Also in the Eastern Pacific is Hurricane Norman, which was located more than 2,500 miles east-southeast of Hilo as of Wednesday morning. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) is advising of a weather system heading west-northwest toward the Caribbean, with a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next five days.

by | August 24, 2018 | 06:27

The Trump administration is planning to roll back the Clean Power Plan , an Obama-era rule meant to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector. States would have three years from the time the rule takes effect to develop thier plans - a much longer time frame than the nine months the Clean Power Plan allowed for states to implement regulations.

by | August 14, 2018 | 23:12

Zooming through space in a highly elliptical orbit, the Parker Solar Probe will reach speeds of up to 430,000 miles (690,000 km) per hour, fast enough to get from Washington to Beijing in less than one minute. NASA has billed the mission as the first spacecraft to "touch the Sun". "We at NASA and the Launch Services Program are thrilled to be part of this mission".

by | August 13, 2018 | 19:14

With the moon in a new phase, the sky will remain exceptionally dark when between 70 and 150 meteors per hour may be seen, depending on one's viewing location. No special equipment is needed, but if you want the best view, it helps to be as far from artificial light as possible. To make the best of the meteors, observers should avoid built-up areas and try to find an unobstructed view to the east.

by | August 11, 2018 | 21:54

But considering that only about 10 per cent of the United Kingdom is urban, most of us shouldn't have a problem finding a darker spot to go look at the skies from. A number of planets will also be highly visible. In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession that counting and recording were hard, followed by slack periods with little activity".

by | August 08, 2018 | 21:36

They will be the first Americans to launch into space from US soil since NASA's space shuttle program retired in 2011.Since then, the USA has relied on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to carry Americans space. NASA has worked closely with the companies throughout design, development and testing to ensure the systems meet its safety and performance requirements.