https://c.ndtvimg.com/2018-11/7hl7cai_delhi-pollution-delhi-air-quality-nov-2018-pti_625x300_01_November_18.jpg

Science

A total of 4,385 vehicles have been prosecuted for plying without valid Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUCC) during October, Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic), said. An aggressive ten-day-long "Clean Air Campaign" from November 1 to 10 has been launched by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to monitor and report polluting activities as well as to ensure quick action.
  • Fast, furious: How Michael grew into a 155 mph monster

    Fast, furious: How Michael grew into a 155 mph monster

    Science

    Some 120,000 people have been warned to evacuate along Florida's coast , where schools and state offices are to remain shut this week. A storm with that power hasn't struck the Florida Panhandle since Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On the forecast track, the core of Michael will move inland across the Florida Panhandle this afternoon, and across southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia tonight.
  • 'Monstrous hurricane' Michael treks toward Florida

    'Monstrous hurricane' Michael treks toward Florida

    Science

    Category four hurricanes cause catastrophic wind damage and hold sustained winds speeds between 130 and 156 miles per hour. By early Tuesday, Michael's top sustained winds had risen some to 90 miles per hour (144 kph) as it headed north at 12 miles per hour (19 kph).
  • Hurricane Michael Takes Aim At North Florida While Strengthening Into Category 2

    Hurricane Michael Takes Aim At North Florida While Strengthening Into Category 2

    Science

    During a briefing Tuesday , Scott said the state's emergency response center is now active and includes a 24-hour response hotline. Because he owns two businesses in the area, Givens, who lives inland, said he was not evacuating. A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 miles per hour winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up.
  • SpaceX successfully launches - and lands - rocket in Southern California

    SpaceX successfully launches - and lands - rocket in Southern California

    Science

    Following stage separation, Falcon 9's first stage returned to land at SpaceX's Landing Zone back at the base. People located in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties might even be able to hear a sonic boom from the launch, which could also create a "spectacular" light show, according to ABC 7 .
  • SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California

    SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California

    Science

    There's no specified launch window, and that could force SpaceX to move liftoff to October 11th if it has to scrub the launch on the 7th. The twilight launch created a spectacular sight in the night sky for spectators in Southern California, who took to Twitter to share their unbelievable photos.
  • Mystery of hole 'drilled into wall' of Space Station deepens

    Mystery of hole 'drilled into wall' of Space Station deepens

    Science

    As magical as space is, low Earth orbit is a risky place, and even the ISS isn't immune to dangers like cosmic radiation or micro-meteorite impacts. The Russian daily Kommersant reported that an investigation at home was probing the possibility that USA astronauts deliberately drilled the hole in order to get a sick colleague sent back home - something Russian officials later denied.
  • Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

    Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

    Science

    It is then passed to through a gain medium, a material that increases the amplitude of the laser waves by a million times or more, and then compressed. "I think... it's somewhat thinking outside the box to stretch first, and then amplify. And I did not know that she was that she", Strickland said. " Obviously we need to celebrate women physicists because we are out there and hopefully in time it will start to move forward at a faster rate", she told a news conference by telephone, shortly ...
  • Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

    Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

    Science

    The remnants of Kirk are gaining momentum east of the Windward Islands with a 60 percent chance they will regain tropical cyclone status over the next 48 hours. At 11 p.m., Kirk was about 170 miles east of Barbados. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by this afternoon. The complex area of low pressure that includes what's left of Subtropical Storm Leslie is organizing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

    Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

    Science

    At least one of those deaths was in Lenoir County, and a mother and infant were killed in the Wilmington area. And the effects from the slow-moving storm were still being felt Tuesday as record inland river flooding was impacting areas such as Pollocksville in Jones County, where USA 17 was impassable.