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NOAA shares dramatic Hurricane Sam video recorded on ocean’s surface

NOAA shares dramatic Hurricane Sam video recorded on ocean’s surface

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has shared a dramatic high-quality video of Hurricane Sam as experienced while floating on the ocean's surface. The video was captured by a 'saildrone,' which is a type of floating drone that resembles a sailboat, only with a bright orange coating and a large solar panel.

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Samsung just ended native in-app advertising officially

Samsung just ended native in-app advertising officially

After a leak of info earlier this week, it's become far more official: Samsung Pay will no longer have advertisements. This will require a software update in the near future, but should be coming soon. Samsung Mobile President Roh Tae-moon suggested that this move was due to requests from customers and employees.

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Gulf Stream crisis study concludes Atlantic pessimism fit for a disaster movie

Gulf Stream crisis study concludes Atlantic pessimism fit for a disaster movie

New research has cast a more pessimistic outlook on a key ocean circulation, already a point of concern for environmental scientists, prompting warnings that the whole system could be headed to collapse. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is instrumental in carbon sequestering that could be tempering global warming, but its the role it plays in the Earth's climate that saw it used as a plot-line in 2004 movie "The Day After Tomorrow."

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Tropical Storm Elsa hits land: Staying safe with NOAA and FEMA alerts

Tropical Storm Elsa hits land: Staying safe with NOAA and FEMA alerts

Tropical Storm Elsa has reached the Florida coast, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warning of up to 65 mph winds and issuing a Tropical Storm Warning. According to weather forecasts, Elsa is expected to move north through Wednesday afternoon, July 7, before shifting further inland.

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Dark Sky app put on notice as Apple readies iOS 15’s big weather upgrade

Dark Sky app put on notice as Apple readies iOS 15’s big weather upgrade

Apple has delayed the shut-down of popular weather service Dark Sky, though both the iPhone app and the API used by third-party developers are still on borrowed time. The Cupertino firm acquired Dark Sky back in March 2020, and the bad news came thick and fast after that.

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New Shiny Pokemon GO monster in Weather Week

New Shiny Pokemon GO monster in Weather Week

A new event is coming to Pokemon GO in the form of Weather Week! This week will deliver the first-ever appearance of the Shiny iteration of Castform (Rain Form!) The regular version of Rainy Castform is white with a blue head with a white mask inside a blue drop. The Shiny version is gray with a green head, light green mask, and a blue droplet.

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These astonishing NOAA maps show just how much snow the US is under

These astonishing NOAA maps show just how much snow the US is under

According to the National Weather Service here in the United States, a whole lot of the USA is covered by snow right this minute. If we drop in on the latest model based on nationwide reports, the area of the United States currently covered by snow is a whopping 71.3%. That's up from 31.2% just last month.

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Aerosols in the atmosphere may cause tropical thunderstorms to be more severe

Aerosols in the atmosphere may cause tropical thunderstorms to be more severe

Researchers at MIT have been conducting observations of Earth's atmosphere, looking at aerosols created by natural sources and human activities. According to the results of their observations, thunderstorms are often stronger in the presence of high concentrations of aerosols, which are airborne particles too small to see with the naked eye. The team found that lightning flashes are more frequent along shipping routes where freighters often more emit particles into the air compared to the surrounding ocean.

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The severe drought gripping much the nation is impacting fall foliage

The severe drought gripping much the nation is impacting fall foliage

There are a lot of great things about fall when it finally settles and across the nation. Many people appreciate the cooler weather the change of season brings. One of the most popular things many people enjoy doing around the nation is checking out the beautiful fall foliage colors. However, with a severe drought gripping much of the nation this year, the fall colors could be different from years past.

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NASA shows Hurricane Laura from space – “Unsurvivable storm surge” forecast

NASA shows Hurricane Laura from space – “Unsurvivable storm surge” forecast

NASA has released images of Hurricane Laura, the category 3 tropical storm expected to cause an "unsurvivable storm surge" in Texas and Louisiana later today. Expected to strengthen in the coming hours, the hurricane will trigger extreme winds and flash flooring along the northwestern Gulf Coast, with warnings that there are "only a few hours" left to protect both life and property.

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Spire gets FCC OK for 175-satellite constellation launch

Spire gets FCC OK for 175-satellite constellation launch

Spire describes their business as "a data and analytics company that collects data from space to solve problems on Earth." Per a release from the FCC today (October 18, 2019), Spire was granted regulatory rights to launch up to 636 satellites in low-earth orbit "operating at orbital altitudes from 385 to 650 km and inclinations ranging from equatorial to polar sun-synchronous (98 degrees)." What will Spire do with all of these satellites in a wide-reaching constellation surrounding our planet?

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