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Twitter Roasts Brett Kavanaugh For Calendars He Claims To Have Kept At 17

Twitter Roasts Brett Kavanaugh For Calendars He Claims To Have Kept At 17Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is providing calendars he kept in 1982

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:53:34 -0400
FCC Hiding Evidence Of Suspected Russian Role In Ending Net Neutrality: Lawsuit

FCC Hiding Evidence Of Suspected Russian Role In Ending Net Neutrality: LawsuitThe Federal Communications Commission has obstinately hidden information

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:02:29 -0400
The Latest: Pope visits ex-KGB headquarters in Lithuania

The Latest: Pope visits ex-KGB headquarters in LithuaniaKAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to the three Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (all times local):

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:18:48 -0400
Indonesian teenager survives for 49 days adrift at sea in a flimsy hut

Indonesian teenager survives for 49 days adrift at sea in a flimsy hutIn a tale of extraordinary human survival, an Indonesian teenager has managed to keep himself alive for 49 days while floating adrift in a flimsy hut for thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working lonely shifts as a lamp keeper for a floating fish trap, 80 miles off the coast of Indonesias North Sulawesi in July when strong winds broke the mooring and pushed him far out to sea. He was eventually rescued in late August by a ship sailing under a Panama flag that picked him up in the waters near Guam and then dropped him off in Japan, reported the Jakarta Post. Mr Aldi, who was finally reunited with his family in early September, had struggled to keep his spirits up when 10passing ships failed to spot his plight, revealed an Indonesian consular official in the southern Japanese city of Osaka. Aldi said he had been scared and often cried when adrift. Every time he saw a large ship, he said he was hopeful, but more than ten ships had passed him, none of them stopped, said Fajar Firdaus, a diplomat. Mr Aldis ordeal finally ended on August 31 Credit: Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka/Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka Mirza Nurhidayat, the Indonesian consul general in Osaka, explained that Mr Aldis hut, known as a Rompong, did not have a paddle or an engine. After his meagre food supplies ran out, he had to catch fish and drink sea water to survive. After he ran out of cooking gas, he burned the rompongs wooden fences to make fire for cooking. He drank by sipping water from his clothes, he said. Pacific Ocean fish trap rescue map Mr Aldis ordeal finally ended on August 31 when he saw the tanker Arpeggio sailing nearby. After failing to attract attention by waving a cloth, he switched his radio to an emergency frequency and the ships captain picked it up. The rescue was complicated by high waves and crew members threw a rope to help him as the ship circled his tiny craft. In desperation, Mr Aldi jumped into the water to reach it and was eventually pulled to safety. Mr Aldi's ordeal has highlighted the perils faced by lamp keepers who take on the isolated job of looking after fish traps Credit: Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka The captain contacted the coastguard of Guam, a tiny US territory, but was told to carry on his planned route to Japan, where Mr Aldi could be helped by his embassy. Although his journey had a happy ending and Mr Aldi is now in good health, his story has also highlighted the perils faced by lamp keepers who take on the isolated job of looking after fish traps. Mr Aldi's journey had a happy ending and he is now in good health Credit: Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka Mr Aldi had been contracted to light lamps around the Rompong to attract and trap fish, and only had a walkie-talkie for company. His only contact with another human being was once a week when someone would come to harvest the caught fish and give him a fresh batch of food, fuel and water.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 03:38:05 -0400
Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famineTech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sunday. Rather than waiting to respond to a famine after many lives already have been lost, the tech firms "will use the predictive power of data to trigger funding" to take action before it becomes a crisis, the World Bank and United Nations announced in a joint statement.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:21:08 -0400
Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede

Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters RecedeFirefighters in North Carolina put their hoses to a different use over the

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:42:29 -0400
Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault charge

Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault chargeCody Wilson, 30, flew to Taiwan after learning he was under investigation, police said, and was picked up by Taiwanese authorities on Friday after his U.S. passport was annulled. Wilson's attorney, Samy Khalil, said in a statement late on Sunday: "We are glad that Cody is back in Texas again where we can work with him on his case. As the founder of Defense Distributed, Wilson became a notable figure in the U.S. debate over guns after the company posted on the internet the blueprints for plastic guns that can be made with a 3-D printer.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:36:06 -0400
Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroidIt's just like the movie Armageddon, but without the apocalypse scenario. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on Friday, aims to gather photos and data from the asteroid called Ryugu. SEE ALSO: Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space The mission's success marking the end of a four-year journey was confirmed in a tweet on Saturday from JAXA's account for the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer. We are sorry we have kept you waiting! MINERVA-II1 consists of two rovers, 1a & 1b. Both rovers are confirmed to have landed on the surface of Ryugu. They are in good condition and have transmitted photos & data. We also confirmed they are moving on the surface. #asteroidlanding HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 A flood of imagery followed as the two hopping rovers yes, they get around by hopping set about their important task. This is a picture from MINERVA-II1. The color photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 21 around 13:08 JST, immediately after separation from the spacecraft. Hayabusa2 is top and Ryugu's surface is below. The image is blurred because the rover is spinning. #asteroidlanding pic.twitter.com/CeeI5ZjgmM HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 Photo taken by Rover-1B on Sept 21 at ~13:07 JST. It was captured just after separation from the spacecraft. Ryugu's surface is in the lower right. The misty top left region is due to the reflection of sunlight. 1B seems to rotate slowly after separation, minimising image blur. pic.twitter.com/P71gsC9VNI HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 This dynamic photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 22 at around 11:44 JST. It was taken on Ryugu's surface during a hop. The left-half is the surface of Ryugu, while the white region on the right is due to sunlight. (Hayabusa2 Project) pic.twitter.com/IQLsFd4gJu HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 You can keep up with the status of Hayabusa2's mission on JAXA's English-language website right here. There's also a post from JAXA discussing the mission here. As JAXA notes, MINERVA-II1 "is the worlds first rover (mobile exploration robot) to land on the surface of an asteroid. This is also the first time for autonomous movement and picture capture on an asteroid surface." WATCH: Elon Musk just unveiled images of SpaceX's ship that he hopes will be key to bringing people to Mars

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:24:32 -0400
Donald Trump's New Presidential Cadillac Limo Steps Out

Donald Trump's New Presidential Cadillac Limo Steps OutFirst look at the new version of Donald Trump's presidential limousine, nicknamed the Beast, on duty in New York City.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:30:00 -0400
Christine Blasey Ford Agrees To Thursday Hearing On Brett Kavanaugh Accusations

Christine Blasey Ford Agrees To Thursday Hearing On Brett Kavanaugh AccusationsAfter days of negotiations and uncertainty, the Senate Judiciary Committee and

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:17:49 -0400
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