Wednesday both Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Talladega Super Speedway announced that they are opening their camp grounds to those seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma.
At both locations they are offering hot showers, restrooms, and camp grounds suitable for RVs and tents. Grass areas, and gravel areas are noted.
Press Release from Talladega Super Speedway
Press Release from Atlanta Motor Speedway
Greg Abbott, 20 year veteran of the Cobb County Police Department of the West Georgia region, was officially fired late Thursday afternoon due to a comment that he made during a routine traffic stop.
Abbott asked a passenger of the vehicle to why they refused to lower their hands during the stop and was answered with, "...I've seen too many videos of people of people killing people." He answered, with, "but you're not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right?"
More details will be posted when they are available.
Repeating radio signals from a mysterious source in a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light-years away have been detected by astronomers.
Using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, scientists with the Breakthrough Listen initiative—a massive project dedicated to finding signs of intelligent alien life—recorded 15 repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) on August 26.
The FRBs only last a few milliseconds, appearing to be coming from deep space. Because FRBs have an extremely short duration, and because scientists usually find them in data only after the event has taken place, pinpointing their origin has not been possible.
Almost two dozen FRBs have been recorded. Most often, they are one-off events, but in 2016 scientists announced in the journal Nature that they had found a repeating rad
The Philippines and China are at odds as to which of the country has rights to Reed Bank, an 8,866 square-kilometer table mount 80 kilometers from the Philippine island of Palawan.
The Philippines is ready to let drilling restart there, after it has been halted two years ago when the disagreement had began publicly. China believes more than 90% of the sea including Reed Bank to be its own – despite the July 2016 arbitration verdict saying otherwise. Thusly, they would not appreciate the drilling from Philippines. Therein lies a question, will China allow the Philippines to continue drilling to sustain their friendship, which keeps China’s chief rival the United States at bay, or start an altercation. Strong push-back would risk letting the United States tighten its grip on the Philippin
These researchers suggest humans have 30 years to double our food supply, and a local university said robots will help get the job done.
Engineers at the University of Georgia have developed robots and software that will monitor crops to gather information for geneticists to help increase food and fiber production.
“Arable land that is in production worldwide is a finite resource,” Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said.
According to WSB-TV's report, Black suggested growers must be more productive with the farm land they already have. Black also believes, crops can be genetically developed to increase yields, resistance to pests and to withstand droughts and high temperatures.
“We’re very certain we’ve got to increase this food and fiber production somewhere between 7
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defense worth c£3.7bn to manufacture the first three ships for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship program, with steel being cut on the first ship in Glasgow in the coming weeks.
This provides a strong foundation for the next two decades of shipbuilding in Scotland, securing more than 3,400 jobs across BAE Systems and the wider UK maritime supply chain.
Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said:
“The Type 26 Frigate is a cutting-edge warship, combining the expertise of the British shipbuilding industry with the excellence of the Royal Navy. We will cut steel on the first ship later this month – a hugely significant milestone that delivers on our commitment to maintain our global naval power. These ships will be a force to
Late Saturday evening, reports of a crash involving a small, twin-engine plane out of Tennessee crashed in Chatsworth, Georgia. Chatsworth is located in Murray County.
Authorities have confirmed that there four on the aircraft and none of them survived.
The Sheriff of Murray County says that there was heavy rain in the area prior to the crash, and he has contacted the Federal Aviation Administration.
There is still a Flash Flood Watch in affect in the area until 10:00pm EST.
Initial reports to authorities noted the plane was on fire before it came down.
Captured scanner feed below.
Last weekend, an NPR radio personality sat down with Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama about a bipartisan bill that would create a new part of the military for space operations, called Space Corps.
Then Wednesday, The house armed services committee voted to moving forward with the creation of a Space Corps. Overall, they voted against an amendment that had been forwarded by Rep. Mike Turner, a republican from Ohio.
"This mark is asking us to do something we have not done since 1947", said Mike Turner
Mike says that he mostly concerned that we haven't risen to the level of knowledge for us to make this kind of decision.
The new branch of the Military would be housed by the Air Force, but leaders of the National Air Force are concerned that this will create unneeded bureauc
Today, I seen a tweet that lead me down an interesting rabbit hole.
I had no idea what Operation Teapot was prior to this, so regardless of the claim, it was a good thing because it got me interested, and got me digging.
Operation Teapot was the name of fourteen nuclear test explosions conducted at the Nevada Test Site in the first half of 1955. It was preceded by Operation Castle, and followed by Operation Wigwam. Wigwam was, administratively, a part of Teapot, but it is usually treated as a class of its own. The aims of the operation were to establish military tactics for ground forces on a nuclear battlefield and to improve the nuclear weapons used for strategic delivery.
The United States test series summary table is ...
Wednesday evening at 4:53pm, there was an explosion at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.
It was being reported, there was a gas leak at the New Richmond dorm. During the original report to WPSD 6, Kentucky State Police were not ready to confirm for sure that it was a gas explosion. A Murray Calloway County Hospital spokeswoman says the hospital is treating one person, a school employee was injured in the explosion. She says that person is in stable condition. Some reported they felt vibrations from the explosion even off campus.
There was a second person injured but was treated and released.