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Extreme temperatures melt the Arctic

18th June 2019 by Steve Hanley If you live in the US or Canada, you may have noticed that the daytime temperatures have been rather chilly lately. (My wife and I had the pellet stove only a week ago in operation, which we have never done in June.) There is an explanation, say climatologists. There is usually a lot of …

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Tornadoes, floods and heat: That's why the US is haunted by extreme weather

It's no coincidence. CNN meteorologists say everything is tied to a jetstream pattern. Jetstreams are streams of fast-moving air in the atmosphere – the height at which aircraft normally fly – that normally carry air masses from west to east, but not in a straight line. They are the key to determining the weather, as they separate cold air from …

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North Korea suffers from extreme drought, the worst in nearly 40 years

The hermit kingdom is apparently also the barren kingdom. North Korea announced Wednesday that it suffers from the worst drought in nearly four decades The Korean Central News Agency said that in the first five months of this year, only 2.5 cm of rain fell across the country the lowest value since the same period in 1982, during which an …

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Lenovo bumps X1 Extreme to i9, GTX 1650, presents new mainstream ThinkBooks

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme generation 2 birdseye view. Lenovo Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme generation 2 front view. Lenovo Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme generation 2 front view. Lenovo Lenovo is announcing its annual conference for its business partners and customers. Let's start simple: the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, the 15-inch counterpart to the regular X1 has been updated to a 9th-generation Intel …

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New Zealand and France to Seek Pact Blocking Extreme Online Content

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand Prime Minister said on Wednesday that they would meet with French leaders next month in hopes of forging an agreement between governments and technology companies aimed at eliminating violent extremist content on the internet. After a gunman carried out a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New zealand, last month that he broadcast live …

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Extreme Dwarf Planet FarFarOut could be the farthest known object in the solar system

Artistic conception of Farout, an object 120 AU from Earth. New observations indicate that another object is even farther away at 140 AU. Image: Roberto Molar Candanosa / Carnegie Institution for Science Just months after FarOut, the farthest known object in the solar system, was discovered, the same team of astronomers discovered the faint but unacknowledged glimmer of one Object …

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Astronomers investigate extreme variability of the 'Big Dipper' active galactic nucleus

The multiwavelength spectral energy distribution of SDSS J2232-0806. Modeled data are shown in pink: the XMM-Newton OM and EPIC-pn data of 2013 December 14; WHT spectrum of 2013 September 9 and WISE W1 ​​and W2 IR photometry. Additionally, other archival data in white: WISE W3 and W4 IR photometry from 2010; 2MASS IR photometry from 1998; SDSS photometry from 2000 …

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Researchers develop ultralight ceramic material that can withstand extreme temperatures

An optical image showing a hBNAG sample resting on the stamen of a flower. Picture credits: X. Xu and X. Duan UCLA researchers and staff from eight other research institutions have developed an extremely lightweight, very durable ceramic airgel. The material could be used in applications such as spacecraft because it can withstand the high heat and temperature changes that …

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Extreme weather sucks your electric car's life

As more affordable, longer-range electric cars hit the market, the long-anticipated switch to battery-powered transport seems to be expected. However, one serious challenge remains: battery cooling in cold weather. A recent study by AAA shows that the average range of an electric car drops 41 percent when the mercury drops to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. As temperatures get colder, EV owners …

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