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Monday, September 23, 2019

Flu cases reported across North Alabama; doctors urge early flu shots


Flu cases reported across North Alabama; doctors urge early flu shots


Article Excerpt: "... The Alabama Department of Public Health updated its influenza map. It shows a large chunk of North Alabama is already reporting lab-confirmed cases of flu within the last three weeks ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hermann Koelle, the Most Important German Rocket Scientist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of


Hermann Koelle, the Most Important German Rocket Scientist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of


Article Excerpt: "... Yet one of the most essential German members of the Saturn team—Heinz-Hermann Koelle—didn’t arrive with the original group captured by U.S. agents in 1945. He joined them in Huntsville, Alabama, almost a decade later, when work on the first American rockets was already well under way. That may account for the fact that very few people remember his name today ..."


Reference: www.airspacemag.com

Monday, September 16, 2019

Standing room only crowd engages in student's warp drive theory speech


Standing room only crowd engages in student's warp drive theory speech


Article Excerpt: "... The idea is to warp spacetime, so that a craft enveloped in a “bubble” would be pulled along a fold in it. “Mathematically, if you fulfill all the energy requirements, they can’t prove that it doesn’t work,” says Joseph Agnew, a mechanical engineering senior at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and an undergraduate research assistant with UAH’s Propulsion Research Center..."


Reference: www.nanowerk.com

More Reading: "An Examination of Warp Theory and Technology to Determine the State of the Art and Feasibility"

Lockheed Martin Makes Northern Alabama Flagship for Hypersonic Strike Work


The Next Big Thing: Lockheed Martin Makes Northern Alabama Flagship for Hypersonic Strike Work


Article Excerpt: "... This decision brings 72 new jobs to Courtland and 200 new jobs to Huntsville over the next three years with additional job growth expected..."


Reference: businessinsider.com

SpaceX tweet blows up, shows meticulous testing of its crew dragon escape system


SpaceX tweet blows up, shows meticulous testing of its crew dragon escape system


Article Excerpt: "...Ahead of our in-flight abort test for @Commercial_Crew—which will demonstrate Crew Dragon's ability to safely carry astronauts away from the rocket in the unlikely event of an emergency—our team has completed over 700 tests of the spacecraft's SuperDraco engines pic.twitter.com/nswMPCK3F9 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 12, 2019..."


Reference: thetechportal.com

Friday, September 13, 2019

This Kind Man Is Traveling To All 50 States Mowing Lawns For People In Need


This Kind Man Is Traveling To All 50 States Mowing Lawns For People In Need


Article Excerpt: "... Smith is the founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, a lawn care nonprofit he launched in his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. Raising Men Lawn Care Service helps young people give back to their communities. The kids in the program visit people in need and help them with their yard work ..."


Reference: nedhardy.com

Huntsville men charged with distributing fentanyl that led to 2017 Madison County death


Huntsville men charged with distributing fentanyl that led to 2017 Madison County death


Article Excerpt: "... Officials say a two-count federal indictment charges 35-year-old Antonio Lavar Burton, a.k.a. Fat Tony, and 35-year-old Quincy Cortez McClendon with conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl. The death happened in November of 2017 in Madison County ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Date set for public vote on Huntsville property tax referendum


Date set for public vote on Huntsville property tax referendum


Article Excerpt: "... The city administration wants to change tax codes to ensure Limestone and Morgan County residents of the city will continue to pay property taxes for the school district..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Madison set to vote Tuesday on property tax hike to aid schools


Madison set to vote Tuesday on property tax hike to aid schools


Article Excerpt: "... Voters in Madison will go to the polls between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to cast ballots on a proposal to increase property taxes by 12 mills. That translates to about $120 per $100,000 in home value, according to Madison City Schools..."


Reference: www.al.com

Apartments.com Ranks Alabama #5 in List of Affordable College Towns


Apartments.com Reveals America’s Top Five Affordable College Towns


Article Excerpt: "... Students interested in attending the historic and prestigious Alabama A&M University or Rocket City’s academic leader, the University of Alabama Huntsville, are able to choose from more than 2,000 apartments at an average unit price of $826..."


Reference: www.bakersfield.com

Alabama wants to hide its illegal aliens from the census


States can fight Alabama’s lawsuit to count only citizens, legal residents in census


Article Excerpt: "...Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Huntsville filed the 2018 lawsuit that says the practice of counting everyone unfairly shifts political power and electoral votes from “states with low numbers of illegal aliens to states with high numbers of illegal aliens..."


Reference: www.tuscaloosanews.com

Monday, September 9, 2019

New Alabama litter laws come with steep fines and jail time


New Alabama litter laws come with steep fines and jail time


Article Excerpt: "... throw something out of your car window, you could also be throwing away a lot of money. Alabama's new litter law went into effect in September. With it comes come steep fines, community service, and potential jail time. Throw a cigarette butt on the ground, and ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Progress is turning the Rocket City into Crane City


Progress is turning the Rocket City into Crane City


Article Excerpt: "... Nothing seems constant in the Rocket City lately except for one thing — cranes filling the skyline ..."


Reference: huntsvillebusinessjournal.com

Record crowd the goal at weather festival in Huntsville


Record crowd the goal at weather festival in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... A public weather educational event in Huntsville on Saturday, kicking off a week long convention for meteorologists in the Rocket City, is targeting a record crowd ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Edscottite: Mineral Never Seen in Nature Before Discovered Inside Meteorite from the Molten Core of Long Destroyed Planet



Article Excerpt: "... it has never before been found in nature. Unless a mineral is found to form naturally, it does not get an official name. By identifying edscottite in a rock that formed naturally, the researchers were able to name it. Their findings are published in the journal American Mineralogist. "The new mineral is named in honor of Edward R.D. Scott, a pioneering cosmochemist ..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Monday, September 2, 2019

Asylum seekers settle in Gadsden, Huntsville


Asylum seekers settle in Gadsden, Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... of asylum-seeking families crossing into the U.S. from Mexico gives a sense of how they were treated after entering and where they settled. Small cities that drew large numbers include Huntsville and Gadsden in Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee..."


Reference: www.tuscaloosanews.com

Raytheon’s ‘RayVets’ help Alabama veterans transition to workplace


Raytheon’s ‘RayVets’ help Alabama veterans transition to workplace


Article Excerpt: "... The “get it done” attitude, strong sense personal responsibility and even the sense of tribe can all be major pluses in the workplace. But sometimes the difficulty comes in remembering that you are in an office with men and women who aren’t all military ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Saturday, August 31, 2019

China's lunar rover has found something weird on the moon's far side


China's lunar rover has found something weird on the moon's far side


Article Excerpt: "... as to the nature of the colored substance and have said only that it is "gel-like" and has an "unusual color..."


Reference: www.nbcnews.com

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The story of Huntsville’s Kildare-McCormick Mansion and its notorious owners


The story of Huntsville’s Kildare-McCormick Mansion and its notorious owners


Article Excerpt: "... O’Schaunghnessy named the mansion and 71 acre estate- Kildare, after the Irish county where he was born in 1833. From the beginning, Kildare drew widespread interest..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Let's Go To The Gulf and Swim In Crap: Fecal pollution leads to water quality advisories for Gulf Coast beaches


Fecal pollution leads to water quality advisories for Gulf Coast beaches


Article Excerpt: "... No bacteria advisories are in place for Alabama beaches. No matter where you’re swimming, the health department advised people with breaks in their skin to be cautious before entering the water..."


Reference: www.al.com