• Chengdu plans to launch ‘artificial moon’ into space to save on electricity
Chengdu plans to launch ‘artificial moon’ into space to save on electricity

However, an expert told the People's Daily that the artificial moon's light shouldn't be so bright that it would impact them. The angles of these wings can be tweaked in order to create a precise illumination range of several dozen meters.

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  • Russian Soyuz investigation by Oct 20
Russian Soyuz investigation by Oct 20

Three Soyuz rocket launches will be conducted before the next manned Soyuz flight, the Roscosmos executive director stated at a press conference in the Yuri A. Ovchinin said he and Hague understood something was wrong when emergency lights came on in the cabin. "We're kind of hanging upside-down from our straps.

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  • At least 10 dead in French flash flooding
At least 10 dead in French flash flooding

The regional government in the Aude region said that four deaths were clustered around the town of Villegailhenc, where a powerful, roiling surge of muddy water and debris ripped out a bridge. "There's nothing left. There's just a hole", Villegailhenc resident Ines Siguet said of a ripped-up road where a bridge once stood. Schools remained closed...

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  • Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

Average global barley yields during extreme events are expected to drop between 3pc and 17pc, depending on the conditions, said the study, published in the journal " Nature Plants ". Climate change could reshape the barley and beer market, the researchers say, depicting a situation where China - which now drinks more Budweiser than the US - would s...

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  • Chinese researchers produce mouse pups with same-sex parents
Chinese researchers produce mouse pups with same-sex parents

So the researchers generated an unusual set of eggs and sperm by erasing some of the imprinted marks on the genome, essentially turning back the clock on these reproductive cells until they resembled the genetic manuscript's unedited first draft.

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  • How to check on someone after Hurricane Michael
How to check on someone after Hurricane Michael

According to the latest report by CNN , the death toll now stands at 17. In door-to-door searches, teams comprised mostly of off-duty police officers and firefighters have found more than 520 of the 2,100 people reported missing since Michael crashed ashore near Mexico Beach, Florida, on Wednesday as one of the most powerful storms in United...

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  • After Soyuz Failure, Space Is Now Weirdly Inaccessible To Astronauts
After Soyuz Failure, Space Is Now Weirdly Inaccessible To Astronauts

Hague and Ovchinin launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. ET, heading to join the crew of the International Space Station . Krikalyov said that "in theory" the International Space Station which serves as a scientific lab could remain unmanned but added Russian Federation would do " everything possible not to let this...

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  • Hurricane Michael's death count rises after Virginia reports several fatalities
Hurricane Michael's death count rises after Virginia reports several fatalities

The White House declared Thursday that "a major disaster exists in the state of Florida" - and that President Donald Trump has "ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Michael ", according to a release.

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  • Michael kills six and wipes out Florida beach town
Michael kills six and wipes out Florida beach town

So many families have lost everything. Three deaths were reported in Marianna, in Jackson County, Florida , Sheriff Lou Roberts told a news conference on Friday afternoon. Michael flooded homes, tore roofs off and sank boats. "We didn't expect it to get this bad", she told CNN via Instagram. But "we have to make sure things are safe".

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  • Blue Origin wins contract to power top secret Air Force space missions
Blue Origin wins contract to power top secret Air Force space missions

Blue Origin Blue Origin will take home $500 million to aid in the development of its future New Glenn rocket. Northrop Grumman Corp., which acquired Orbital ATK Inc. The Atlas uses RD-180 engines made in Russian Federation. "We're making the most of the authorities Congress gave us, and we will no longer be reliant on the Russian-built R...

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  • Search teams fan out to reach Hurricane Michael’s victims
Search teams fan out to reach Hurricane Michael’s victims

In Mexico Beach , population 1,000, the storm shattered homes, leaving floating piles of lumber. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Category 4 storm crashed ashore in the early afternoon near Mexico Beach, a tourist town about midway along the Panhandle, a 200-mile (320-kilometer) stretch of white-sand beach resort...

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  • Michael strengthens into Category 4 Hurricane
Michael strengthens into Category 4 Hurricane

Parts of Florida have been evacuated as Michael makes is way towards the Florida Panhandle, threatening at least 120,000 people. Hurricane Michael quickly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as an even stronger hurricane.

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  • ASI: Soyuz Space Vehicle Designed to Safely Return Crew in Any Conditions
ASI: Soyuz Space Vehicle Designed to Safely Return Crew in Any Conditions

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters the most important thing was that the men were alive. "Search and rescue teams are in contact with the crew and are en route to the landing location", NASA said . The spacecraft experienced a booster failure just a couple of minutes after launching, resulting in a launch abort. Relations be...

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  • TERRIFYING moment rocket SHUDDERS as crew fear for lives before EMERGENCY landing
TERRIFYING moment rocket SHUDDERS as crew fear for lives before EMERGENCY landing

Their arms and legs flail while being shaken around at he moment the failure occurred. It was the first time that the Soyuz - the main workhorse of manned space flight today - had failed on a launch to the 20-year-old International Space Station .

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  • Track Hurricane Michael flooding in real time
Track Hurricane Michael flooding in real time

On its current track, the core of Michael is expected to move northeastward across the southeastern US on Wednesday night and Thursday, and then move off the Mid-Atlantic coast away from the United States on Friday. Six people died in Honduras, four in Nicaragua and three in El Salvador. "SEEK REFUGE IMMEDIATELY", Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted,...

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  • Dramatic Footage Shows Moment Inside Soyuz Capsule When Booster Rocket Failed
Dramatic Footage Shows Moment Inside Soyuz Capsule When Booster Rocket Failed

For years, since NASA's final shuttle mission launched in 2011, the US has relied on Russian rockets to send astronauts to the International Space Station , which is largely funded by America taxpayer dollars. "That means the crew will not be going to the International Space Station today". China has a human space flight capability, but it has n...

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  • Gas Analyst: Prices Set to Spike Following Pipeline Explosion
Gas Analyst: Prices Set to Spike Following Pipeline Explosion

Parkland Fuel Corporation says it is "curtailing" operations at its refinery in Burnaby as a result of the natural gas supply cut, but that it continues its refining operations. Residents can conserve gas by turning down their thermostats, turning off fireplaces and reducing use of gas-powered hot water and cooking appliances.

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  • Hurricane Michael Ravaged Mexico Beach
Hurricane Michael Ravaged Mexico Beach

Pictures and video from Mexico Beach , a community of about 1,000 people where Michael made landfall around 1:00 pm Eastern time, showed scenes of devastation, with houses floating in flooded streets, some ripped from their foundations and missing roofs.

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  • Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn
Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

The report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says global warming is likely to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels as early as 2030. Greenhouse pollution must be reduced by 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030 and 100 per cent by 2050. Coral reefs would decline by 70-90 percent with global warming of...

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  • Scientists Warn Catastrophic Global Warming is Looming
Scientists Warn Catastrophic Global Warming is Looming

Furthermore, if we managed to shave off that extra 0.5 of a degree, the world would still be on the way to flooded coastlines, intense droughts and heat, and the loss of many industries. The best way to combat climate change , as with all environmental challenges, is through more technological advancements that will find ways to stabilize the eart...

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  • Hurricane Michael wind & surge insured loss up to $4.5bn: Corelogic
Hurricane Michael wind & surge insured loss up to $4.5bn: Corelogic

Widespread power outages are expected to stretch from parts of the Florida panhandle up through Georgia as well as the Carolinas, but anyone within reach of the storm's rapid winds should be prepared to be without power at some point over the next few days.

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  • First Death Reported as Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida Panhandle
First Death Reported as Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the USA, and the proof is strewn across miles of Florida's coastline: Roofs and awnings peeled from buildings, pieces of homes scattered amid snapped trees and downed power lines, chunks of beaches washed away.

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  • Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane
Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane

Another 40,000 were without power in Georgia and 41,000 in Alabama. Hundreds of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate their homes and the governor told residents who had not done so to "hunker down and be careful". Tuesday, according to the hurricane center. Florida Gov. Rick Scott also warned people across northwest Florida that the...

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  • Virgin Galactic is weeks away from reaching space, CEO says
Virgin Galactic is weeks away from reaching space, CEO says

Speaking to CNBC in Singapore, the billionaire Virgin founder said the company was "more than tantalizingly close" to launching its first mission to space, and that he himself hoped to briefly leave Earth within "months not years". Sir Richard's space firm Virgin Galactic is now locked in a battle with Musk's rocket company SpaceX to be th...

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  • Rocket failure forces astronauts to make emergency landing
Rocket failure forces astronauts to make emergency landing

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft has made an emergency landing. "Search and rescue teams are en route to the landing location and we await further updates". The US space agency Nasa said there was an "issue with the booster". They are set to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan, with both crew members live and talking to mission control.

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