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  • The F-35 Lightning II Can't Fly Near...Lightning

    07/08/2020 12:56:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | Jun 26, 2020 | By Kyle Mizokami
    A key F-35 safety system is sustaining damage in Air Force service, forcing the office that overseas the F-35 program to recommend flight restrictions. Under the new guidelines, F-35 jets should socially distance from lightning, maintaining a distance of least 25 miles. The faulty systems could cause a F-35 hit by lightning to literally explode in midair. ================================================================================================= The F-35 Lightning II strike fighter is temporarily barred from flying near actual lightning. More than a dozen Air Force F-35s were discovered with damage to a system designed to prevent catastrophic damage from lightning strikes. The damaged systems place the aircraft...
  • Sunburn warning as Britain faces its highest EVER UV levels thanks to lack of pollution fewer plane vapor trails

    06/24/2020 10:17:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:11 EDT, 24 June 2020 | Nick Enoch
    Britain could reach its highest levels of UV radiation due to a lack of planes, coupled with clear blue skies and sweltering temperatures — a potent combination that increases the risk of skin cancer. Ultraviolet rays, which can also cause sunburn and cataracts, are expected to reach level 9 across parts of Devon and Cornwall on what is set to be the hottest day of the year in the UK so far. The mercury hit a sweltering 90.5°F (32.5°C) on Wednesday, while temperatures today could climb even further in the Midlands and Wales. West London is forecast to see temperatures...
  • Giant Saharan Dust Cloud Blowing Blowing Over the Atlantic is Visible From a Million Miles Away in Space

    06/24/2020 12:44:12 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 63 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | June 24, 2020 | Tom Yulsman
    A colossal cloud of dust that rose up over the Sahara Desert in mid-June has been swept more than 4,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and now threatens to bring haze and health impacts to the U.S. The cloud is so prominent that it is easily seen in images of Earth acquired by the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft orbiting a million miles away. Strong updrafts in the atmosphere above the Sahara lofted huge amounts of dust on or around June 13, 2020. The cloud was then picked up by the prevailing winds and blown west out over the Atlantic...
  • Widespread, severe flooding forces over 200,000 from their homes in southern China

    06/23/2020 6:27:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    MSN ^ | 06/23/2020 | Maura Kelly
    It's been a disastrous start to the wet season in southern China as rounds of flooding rain and thunderstorms continue to track across the region. Multiple deaths and a massive evacuation for hundreds of thousands of people are being blamed on the persistent deluge. Heavy flooding rainfall tracked across southern China last week and over the weekend. Guizhou, Hunan and Guangxi provinces as well as Chongqing municipality were, and continue to be, some of the hardest hit provinces. The downpours turned streets into rivers and flooded buildings in parts of Chongqing on Sunday. More than 30,000 people have been affected...
  • Mexico Earthquake data (GFZ): Date & Time: Tue, 23 Jun 15:29:06 UTC - 10 minutes ago Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km Magnitude (Richter scale): 7.4

    06/23/2020 8:40:33 AM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Volcano Discovery ^ | 6/23/2020 | staff
    Just happened a few minutes ago. Reported 7.4
  • Sahara Dust Storm To Cover Half Of The United States

    06/22/2020 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    VIDEO MODEL: Half Of The United States To Be Covered In Atmospheric Saharan Dust Storm Through The Coming Week Period - Tag a friend/family member in the comment section below, share to spread information The National Weather Force dust forecast model clearly shows the deep Saharan dust field coming into the Caribbean and moving through the Eastern half of the USA over the next 7 days.Use my model in this video to show the deepest areas of dust, and you will notice a sky color change, including the beautiful sunrise and sunset colors. K.MARTINSenior Meteorologist 
  • New zinc-air battery is 'cheaper, safer and far longer-lasting than lithium-ion'

    06/19/2020 11:47:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | 21 May 2020 9:03 GMT Updated 3 June 2020 11:36 GMT | By Leigh Collins
    A new type of battery is coming onto the market that can store multiple days’ worth of energy, that doesn’t degrade, can’t possibly explode and is up to five times cheaper than lithium-ion, claimed its developer as it prepares to pilot the technology in New York state. The zinc-air hybrid flow battery developed by Canadian company Zinc8 has the potential to disrupt the entire energy-storage market — making wind and solar farms baseload and even replacing the need for transmission grid upgrades in many places. “For large-scale energy storage, lithium-ion can’t touch us on cost,” says chief executive Ron MacDonald,...
  • Frankie MacDonald Going on the World Tour Updated

    06/16/2020 6:31:53 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/16/20 | Frankie MacDonald
    Here is my Updated for the Frankie MacDonald World Tour i will be Going to all different Cities Provinces Within Canada i will be Starting off Nova Scotia First then i will work its way to Other Canadian Provinces and i will be going to 3 Territories within Canada and i will be Traveling all Across the United States of America and i will be going to all 50 US States within United States of America and i will have to Travel and People will have to Pay to Go See Me at the Box office and i will be...
  • Insect hatch over Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wisconsin picked up on radar

    06/12/2020 2:38:53 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    fox 9 ^ | 6.8.20 | staff reporter
    LA CROSSE, Wis. (FOX 9) - So many mayflies hatched at once near the Mississippi River Sunday night it was picked up on the National Weather Service’s radar. The National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin shared an image of the radar, showing a mass appear over the Mississippi River on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border around 10 p.m.
  • Tropical Storm Cristobal set to make landfall in Louisiana

    06/07/2020 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/07/20 | Rick Reichmuth
    The third named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will make landfall by early afternoon on Sunday along the Gulf Coast, but will not grow any stronger before roaring ashore. As of Sunday morning, Tropical Storm Cristobal is still a 50 mph sustained wind storm and its window for strengthening is gone. The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) keeps Cristobal at a 50 mph storm through landfall and will then weaken as it moves north up the Mississippi River Valley. The center of the storm should pull over land early afternoon around Houma, La. Tropical storm...
  • Gulf Coast prepares for flooding from Tropical Storm Cristobal

    06/06/2020 10:34:25 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/6/2020 | Allison Chinchar
    "The highest winds, greatest storm surge and heaviest rain may occur east of where Cristobal makes landfall, so not only is the Louisiana coast at risk, but also Mississippi, Alabama and well into the Florida Panhandle," said CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen.
  • Rapid Drift of Magnetic North Explained

    05/19/2020 12:50:10 PM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    Earth Sky ^ | May 18, 2020 | Deborah Byrd
    The location of Earth’s north magnetic pole appears to be controlled from deep within Earth by 2 competing blobs in the magnetic field. One is under Canada, and the other is under Siberia. “The Siberian blob is winning,” according to scientists. You probably know that a compass doesn’t point to true north. Earth’s geographic north pole – and magnetic north pole – were first recognized as two different places in 1831. Until the early 1990s, the magnetic North Pole was known to lie some 1,000 miles south of true north, in Canada. Yet, as scientists realized, the location of magnetic...
  • Sun Goes Into Cooling 'Lockdown' -- Greta Thunberg Hardest Hit

    05/17/2020 7:08:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/17/2020 | Bryan Preston
    The New York Post reports that the big, flaming ball in the sky is about to go into “lockdown” just like the rest of us. The sun is currently in a period of “solar minimum,” meaning activity on its surface has fallen dramatically.Experts believe we are about to enter the deepest period of sunshine “recession” ever recorded as sunspots have virtually disappeared.Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips said: “Solar Minimum is underway and it’s a deep one.”“Sunspot counts suggest it is one of the deepest of the past century. The sun’s magnetic field has become weak, allowing extra cosmic rays into the...
  • Tennessee man builds furniture from 116-year-old tree damaged in tornadoes

    05/16/2020 11:56:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    WCHS ^ | Saturday, May 16th 2020
    A Brentwood man is working to keep Nashville's history alive by building furniture out of an old, massive tree that came down during the March 3rd tornadoes. The tables are made out of a 116-year-old Elm tree that fell in east Nashville. Some tables are for sale. Others will be donated to charity. "There's just too much history to let it go to landfills, so that's what we do, we repurpose the trees and turn them into hopefully an heirloom piece of furniture for future generations." The process takes about a year and a half to get the finished product,...
  • Gardening Essentials | Vermiculite

    05/12/2020 12:51:36 PM PDT · by orsonwb · 20 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | April 20, 2020 | The How Do Gardener
    Vermiculite. Learn what it is, why it is used in gardening, and if it is safe to use. WATCH THE VIDEO...
  • It’s already getting too hot and humid in some places for humans to survive

    05/09/2020 11:48:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies ^ | May 8, 2020 | Justine Calma
    A combination of heat and humidity so extreme that it’s unendurable isn’t just a problem for the future — those conditions are already here, a new study finds. Off-the-chart readings that were previously thought to be nearly nonexistent on the planet today have popped up around the globe, and unyielding temperatures are becoming more common. Extreme conditions reaching roughly 115 degrees Fahrenheit on the heat-index scale — a measurement of both heat and humidity that’s often referred to as what the temperature “feels like” — doubled between 1979 and 2017, the study found. Humidity and heat are a particularly deadly...
  • Mother's Day Weekend Snowstorm Could Bring Bomb Cyclone, Thundersnow to Northeast

    05/08/2020 8:15:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2020 | Kathryn Prociv
    Mother Nature wanted to make an impression this Mother's Day weekend, in what could be a once-in-a-generation May snowstorm.Mother Nature wanted to make an impression this Mother's Day weekend, in what could be a once-in-a-generation May snowstorm poised to drop snow across portions of the Northeast and New England. Snow will begin Friday afternoon across the interior Northeast and spread into New England by Friday evening and continue overnight, when snowfall rates could be heavy at times. This will be a heavy, wet snow, so power outages are likely (especially with leaves on the trees, which will make them heavier...
  • Record-Breaking May Snowstorm Headed for Northeast

    05/08/2020 1:11:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    BREITBART ^ | May 7, 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A potentially record-breaking snowstorm is headed for the Northeast this weekend, and it could bring historic snowfall totals to the inner Northeast and New England. A storm system barreling into the Northeast will clash with winter cold associated with the polar vortex on Friday, bringing the potential for heavy, wet snow across the inner Northeast. At the same time, the rest of the I-95 corridor could see heavy rain. Snowfall totals could range from a dusting to more than a foot in isolated areas of the extreme north of New England. Either way, a snowstorm in May could shatter May...
  • Polar vortex to unleash winterlike cold across eastern half of nation, with snow in the Northeast

    05/07/2020 4:20:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2020 | Matthew Cappucci
    Let us preface this with “yes, really.” After remaining well-behaved all winter, the mischievous polar vortex is set to thrust a lobe of frigid, wintry air south over the eastern United States, bringing snow to places in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and chilly temperatures from the Upper Midwest to New England.
  • Surfers Ride Bioluminescent Waves Off California Coast

    05/05/2020 6:23:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Surfers ride bioluminescent waves off California coast ByBen Hooper April 30 (UPI) -- Surfers off the California coast were caught on camera taking advantage of bioluminescence in the water by riding the neon blue waves after dark. Surfers were recorded off the coast of San Diego and elsewhere in southern California riding the waves amid unusually bright bioluminescence in the ocean. The phenomenon, caused by algae in the water, made it appear as though the surfers were riding glowing blue waves. Residents said the bioluminescence has been unusually bright recently. A pod of dolphins was caught on video last week...