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The First (Very Early) Forecast for the 2019 Hurricane Season Is Here

Japan Sends Robot Into the Nuclear Hell of the Fukushima Reactor

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Japan Sends Robot Into the Nuclear Hell of the Fukushima Reactor Image Credit: TEPCO

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) just sent a robot into one of the reactors of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was destroyed by a tsunami back in 2011.

The robot made contact with the melted fuel, picking it up and putting it back down to determine whether it was solid enough to cart away during a future mission, according to Ars Technica…

 

The First (Very Early) Forecast for the 2019 Hurricane Season Is Here

There’s no doubt about it: The past three years have been rough on hurricane-prone regions. From Hurricane Matthew rocking the Carolinas in 2016 to Irma’s devastation in 2017 and Michael’s crushing of the Florida panhandle in 2018, it might seem like the pattern of Mother Nature’s destruction is never-ending.

But, according to an early report out of Colorado State University, 2019 just might bring us the much-needed break we desperately need. The university’s Department of Atmospheric Science recently analyzed projected weather patterns that could contribute to the activity within a hurricane season. Based on their data, researchers are tentatively anticipating lower chances of destructive storms this year….

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