California National Guard helicopters rescued 200 campers yesterday who were trapped by the Creek Fire that exploded throughout the Sierra National Forest in Fresno County. Helicopter rescues of people trapped by the Creek Fire continued this morning as more than 7,500 fires burned across the state. The Creek Fire’s intense heat created its own weather, generating what’s called a pyrocumulonimbus cloud that soared up to nine miles high. … [Read more...] about 2020 set another record for being awful: the most acres burned in California
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Most recently, the same satellite spotted smoke billowing across nearly all of California and Nevada in the evening of Monday (Sept. 7), according to a NOAA tweet. According to California's fire agency, the five fires sparked since Friday have burned more than 100,000 acres (400 square kilometers). … [Read more...] about California’s fast-moving Creek Fire spawns ‘fire cloud’ visible from space
Robust voice recognition is more than just a novelty, though. It can be a key element in reducing driver distraction. Being able to toggle between the directions, temperature, and Spotify while keeping my eyes on a road made me a better driver and reduced the likelihood that I’d swerve or let my attention wander. Smartphones and digital infotainment systems that invite a lot of scrolling or tapping are obvious distractions, and tech companies need to come up with better ways to mitigate that problem. … [Read more...] about The Lucid Air is a luxury electric sedan with the speed and power to rival Tesla
"The move toward higher speed, better service, cheaper travel, and something less environmentally polluting, is going to happen — it's the wave of the future," Powell explained. "Whether [the Hyperloop] system proceeds or not will probably depend on how many people will benefit from building a high-speed system between Los Angeles and San Francisco." [How Elon Musk's Hyperloop Transit System Works (Infographic)] … [Read more...] about Can Elon Musk’s Superfast ‘Hyperloop’ Transit System Really Be Built?
Much like the rollerblades, skateboards, and bikes that they hope to replace, RocketSkates have a learning curve. It looks easy when an experience rider does it, but newbies will need to get the hang of pointing the wheels in the same direction, leaning without falling forward or backward. The urge to move your legs is strong, as is the desire to have your feet evenly placed rather than riding with one in front of the other. Ignore these impulses! For they lead only to slipping and sliding and (once, but only once!) actually falling down. … [Read more...] about Feet-on with RocketSkates, which are exactly what they sound like