NASA analyzes rainfall around Typhoon Chan-hom’s ragged eye

NASA analyzes rainfall around Typhoon Chan-hom's ragged eye
On Oct. 7 at 2 a.m. EDT (0600 UTC), NASA’s IMERG estimated Typhoon Chan-hom was generating as much as (30 mm/1.18 inches of rain (dark pink) around the center of circulation. Rainfall throughout most of the storm was occurring between 5 and 15 mm (0.2 to 0.6 inches/yellow and green colors) per hour. The rainfall data was overlaid on infrared imagery from NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite. Credit: NASA/NOAA/NRL

A NASA satellite rainfall product that incorporates data from satellites and observations found heavy rainfall occurring throughout Typhoon Chan-hom and the heaviest rainfall in the eyewall. Chan-hom is expected to bring rainfall to Japan on its track through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.


Chan-hom’s Status on Sept. 18

At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Typhoon Chan-hom was located near latitude 26.2 degrees north and longitude 134.4 degrees east. It was centered 378 nautical miles east of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Island,

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Process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain identified — ScienceDaily

The death of neurons, whether in the brain or the eye, can result in a number of human neurodegenerative disorders, from blindness to Parkinson’s disease. Current treatments for these disorders can only slow the progression of the illness, because once a neuron dies, it cannot be replaced.

Now, a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University and the University of Florida has identified networks of genes that regulate the process responsible for determining whether neurons will regenerate in certain animals, such as zebrafish.

“This study is proof of principle, showing that it is possible to regenerate retinal neurons. We now believe the process for regenerating neurons in the brain will be similar,” said David Hyde, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame and co-author on the study.

For the study, published in Science, the researchers mapped the genes

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Professional investors have their eye on these eight stocks as the used-car market in the U.S. moves online

The big talk in the auto industry has been around electric cars and their eventual role in autonomous driving.

But the used-vehicle market in the U.S. is more than twice as large as the new-car market on a unit-sales basis. So it’s worth taking a close look at how the used market is evolving and how you might profit from it.

The media is fixated on the other big change in the U.S. auto market — the acceleration of the electric-vehicle industry led by Telsa Inc.
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whose stock rose 245% during the third quarter. You may have missed out on Tesla’s gain, unless it is held by an index fund you own, but there are other ways to invest in the electric-car revolution.

According to Statista.com, 40.8 million used cars and trucks were sold in the U.S. in 2019, compared with 17 million new vehicles sold. You

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NZ must keep an eye on tech trends emerging from Asia, the new Silicon Valley

OPINION: As the old adage goes, knowledge is power. That’s why over the centuries, one of the first moves made in any power grab is taking control of the supply of information.

Until a few years ago, that meant control of the presses that enabled newspapers to be printed and of the radio and television airwaves.

But today the control of information is not as simple as issuing commands to newsrooms.

For many under-30s in particular, social media has become the primary source of information.

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In New Zealand, our social media focus is on United States-owned platforms, the likes of Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube.

But there is much more to social media

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