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Global Positioning System disruptions feared as particles from huge solar flares wash over Earth

Global Positioning System disruptions feared as particles from huge solar flares wash over Earth

Meanwhile, NASA has announced that two more large flares were observed at about 11:30 p.m. on September 7, Japan time, the second also in the most intense X-class, though they emitted just one-seventh the X-rays of the September 6 event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation and can interfere with the Global Positioning System and communications satellites if they are intense enough.


Putin: North Korea will 'eat grass' before giving up nukes

Putin: North Korea will 'eat grass' before giving up nukes

In biting remarks, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Russia's diplomatic row with the United States on Tuesday, saying Moscow could further cut USA diplomatic staffing in Russia and calling US searches of a Russian consulate and other diplomatic properties "boorish".


The Japanese Destiny 2 trailer really understands the game

The Japanese Destiny 2 trailer really understands the game

This feature allows solo players to connect with pre-existing clans to play through what they may find to be some of the game's most challenging content, including the aforementioned Nightfalls and raids. Even if this has zero gameplay and isn't representative of the graphics engine of Destiny 2 , I feel this trailer does way more for me than anything Bungie and Activision have put out.


SpaceX Trying to Launch Air Force's Secret Spaceplane as Hurricane Irma Approaches

SpaceX Trying to Launch Air Force's Secret Spaceplane as Hurricane Irma Approaches

The base said on its website that thick clouds expected from a separate storm remained a concern and estimated a 40 per cent to 60 per cent chance of launch today. The craft will be carrying the X-37B space plane, an unmanned drone owned by the US Air Force, and the government isn't too keen on the specifics of its mission.


NASA's Sun Watching Observatory Sees Two Powerful Solar Flares

NASA's Sun Watching Observatory Sees Two Powerful Solar Flares

Three hours later, a more powerful X9 was sent hurling into space. The X9.3 flare is the largest flare recorded so far in the 11-year solar cycle. According to the United States space agency, the second flare was the most intense recorded since the start of this sun cycle in December 2008.



LA Noire remaster coming to Switch and VR confirms Rockstar

The game includes motion control aiming, gesture based controls, HD rumble and even uses the touch screen for portable detective work. L.A. Noire for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will bring the complete original game along with all DLC and technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity, including enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high-resolution textures and more.