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Houston TV station evacuates to higher ground as floodwater rushes in

FEMA official: We’ll be in Texas for years Tropical Storm Harvey has forced a Houston television station to evacuate to higher round as rising floodwater overtook their offices. Reporters and editors at KHOU, a local CBS affiliate, on Sunday tweeted photos and videos of flooding inside the station’s lobby. “My last look at the KHOU Channel 11 lobby before it was flooded by Harvey,” tweeted the station’s managing editor, Bill Bishop. In the video, water is shown streaming in through closed doors and swallowing the legs of chair and tables. ...

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SpaceX to launch most powerful computer ever sent to space station

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket make a flawless landing A SpaceX rocket is ready to deliver one of the most high-tech payloads ever to the International Space Station. When the Falcon 9 rocket blasts off on Monday, one of the items on board will be a supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE, Tech30), dubbed the “Spaceborne Computer.” If it works, it could be the most powerful commercial, off-the-shelf computer ever to operate in space. Astronauts aboard the space station already have a bunch of devices you’d find at your local ...

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You Can Now Visit the International Space Station in Google Street View

Google has added Street View images to a great number of unusual places on Earth from historical sites to remote islands. Now, it’s getting Street View data for a place where there are no streets — the International Space Station. With the help of the station’s crew, Google has rolled out an interactive version of the station in Google Maps, which you can explore right now. Getting Street View data for the ISS proved to be more of a challenge than the team had originally expected. On Earth, Street View ...

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Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station

Media playback is unsupported on your device Belgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say. He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured. Prosecutors later said the man had died. They are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. In March 2016, 32 people were killed in attacks on Brussels claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. According to Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique, quoting prosecutors, the man ...

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Space rocks, a space telescope and a space station: this week in space

Once upon a time, a rock the size of Connecticut exploded in the atmosphere, showering Earth with bits of debris so numerous that they’ve skewed our expectation of what the solar system was like back then. Finding meteorites older than this would resolve the problem, but the Earth’s surface is so riddled with bits of debris from this one explosion, scientists have described trying to find meteorites from anywhere else as “like finding a needle in a haystack.” So how do you find a needle in a haystack? You can ...

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Private space firm wants to reuse parts of the International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) was first launched in 1998, but it took a number of years and multiple launches to get all the pieces in place. The station currently houses a crew of six, and will continue to do so for a few more years. The ISS will be retired sometime in the 2020s, possibly as late as 2028. What should we do with it then? The plan is to de-orbit it over the ocean and let it burn up, but a private space firm called Axiom is proposing ...

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New Jersey train crash: Many injured at Hoboken station

A commuter train has crashed into a rail station in the city of Hoboken, in the US state of New Jersey. The New Jersey emergency management system reports more than 100 people have been injured and others are trapped. Emergency crews have arrived. Photos on social media show extensive damage to the train carriages and station. A local radio station anchor said the train went through ticket barriers and “into the reception area”. Hoboken is across the Hudson River from New York City. Many use the station to travel into ...

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China’s first space station will fall back to Earth in 2017

China launched its first space station in 2011, and managed to successfully use it intermittently for several years longer than originally planned. Now, the Tiangong-1 module is heading for a crash landing on Earth. However, China doesn’t know exactly when it’s coming down. That has fed speculation that all communication with the module has been lost, meaning it could come down almost anywhere. The best estimate of reentry China has given is sometime in the second half of 2017. That would indicate a slowly decaying orbit. China announced in March ...

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Quick Look: The Final Station

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