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NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP tracks fire and smoke from two continents

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Wherever fires are burning around the world NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite’s Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) can track the smoke and aerosols. On Sept. 13, 2019, data from OMPS revealed aerosols and smoke from fires over both South America and North America.

Tim Melling – Hen Harrier

Tim writes: according to the RSPB, 2019 was a record year for Hen Harriers in England with 33 young fledged from 9 nests. But it is within my memory that 30 pairs nested in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland alone. Nine…

Trump pushes his ‘magnificent’ resort as site of next G7 summit – live news

Hello readers, this is Kari Paul in San Francisco taking over the blog for the next few hours. Stay tuned for updates. That’s it from me today. I’m handing the blog over to my West Coast colleague Kari Paul for…

Arecibo Observatory gets $12.3 million grant

Arecibo in Puerto Rico was completed in 1963. In recent years, it has weathered multiple hurricanes. The emergency supplemental funds – supported by the U.S. Congress – represent an investment in the future of this large, famous and much-loved radio dish.

Near-Earth asteroid 2006 QV89 not a threat for next century

Observations of the near-Earth asteroid 2006 QV89 made on August 11, 2019 with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) have ruled out any potential future impact threat to the Earth by this asteroid for the next century.

Lowering The Tesla Model 3 Increases Efficiency An Astounding 7%

German car rental company nextmove ran a head-to-head test and confirmed that lowering the Tesla Model 3 increases efficiency 7% on the highway compared to the stock suspension. In related news, the team also found that the all-wheel drive Tesla Model 3 consumes 4% more power than a similarly configured rear-wheel drive configuration. To accurately [&hellip

How Did A Nissan LEAF Beat A Tesla Model S In A Race?

The Nissan LEAF certainly doesn’t have a reputation as a serious performance car. With far less power than any Tesla, “semi-independent” rear suspension like you’d find under a Chevy Cavalier, and many similarities with the Versa, the LEAF is widely regarded as an economy car, not a luxury or sports car. It certainly isn’t seen as a real competitor to a Tesla, even an older Model