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Perseid meteor shower NASA web chat tonight

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The 2013 Leonid meteor shower will be at its best Saturday night

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...bservers are favored due to the radiant’s location in the constellation Leo.” The Leonid meteor shower doesn’t require a telescope to view, though a dark sky without city lights will make for better viewing. The 2013 Leonid meteor shower will be at its best Saturday night “For optimal viewing, find an open sky because Leonid meteors can appear in any part of it,” NAS...

The Quadrantids shower was first seen in 1825, according to NASA

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The 2012 Quadrantids meteor shower is expected to peak, according to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Wednesday, January 4, early in the morning. Although not as famous as the Perseids meteor shower, the Quadrantids shower will nonetheless offer up “excellent meteor observing” from about 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. local time (regardless of the time zone you’re in), according t...

The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere

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...lorful prelude to late-night Perseid show. Best mornings to look: August 11, 12 and 13. The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. The shower builds gradually to a peak, often produces 50 to 100 meteors per hour in a dark sky...

A meteor shower has exploded over Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions, central Russia, injuring dozens and shattering windows

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...ovsk regions reported seeing “burning objects” in the sky, which also fell on the cities of Yekaterinburg and Tyumen – a sparsely populated area of about 310 miles. A meteor shower has exploded over Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions, central Russia, injuring dozens and shattering windows About 600 sq m (6,000 sq ft) of a roof at a zinc factory collapsed, the Associated Press qu...

The meteor crashing in Russia's Ural Mountains has injured at least 985 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings

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...the Mayak atomic waste storage and treatment centre. One Russian politician said the event was not a meteor shower but a US weapons test, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported. The meteor crashing in Russia’s Ural Mountains has injured at least 985 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democrat...

The annual Perseid meteors are expected to put on a spectacular sky show this weekend

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...annual Perseid meteors are expected to put on a spectacular sky show this weekend These tiny pieces of ice and dust (which range from the size of a grain of sand to around as big as a pea) hit the Earth’s atmosphere at some 60 km/s (134,000 mph). “December’s Geminids often outperform them by a bit, but the Perseids are probably the most-watched meteor shower, because they come i...

Bay Area is hosting San Francisco Fashion Week 2011

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...from Monday through Sunday.[googlead tip="lista_medie" aliniat="stanga"]   Bay Area is hosting San Francisco Fashion Week 2011 The San Francisco Fashion and Merchandising Alliance (SFFAMA) tried to redesign the show with an adequate theme,  centered on emphasizing the city’s strongest attributes: beauty, intelligent technology and textile fabrication. There are a lot of events going on...

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Naked protestors stormed San Francisco City Hall to show their anger after a controversial ban on public nudity was narrowly approved by city officials. San Francisco sheriffs were forced to cover up the bare activists who stripped off their clothes during a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting at San Francisco City Hall, California. The board voted to pass legislation that will amend the c...

Russia starts a big rescue and clean-up operation involving more than 9,000 workers in the Ural Mountains following Friday's meteor strike

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...aid a crater 6 m (20 ft) wide had been found there. An emergencies ministry spokeswoman said a group of six divers would inspect the waters for the presence of pieces of a meteorite. Vladimir Puchkov toured Chelyabinsk city on Saturday to assess the damage. He said: “We have a special team working… that is now assessing the seismic stability of buildings. We will be especially careful...

Prince Francisco de Borbón y von Hardenberg is a direct descendent of Spanish and French royalty of the House of Bourbon

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Prince Francisco de Borbón y von Hardenberg is a direct descendent of Spanish and French royalty of the House of Bourbon. Francisco de Borbón, 35, currently lives in Madrid, Spain. He is the only son of the 5th Duke of Seville, who is a Grandee of Spain and a relative of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Francisco’s ancestor, the 1st Duke of Seville, was the grandson of King Charles IV of Spain,...

Astronomers have traced the origin of a meteor that injured about 1,000 people after breaking up over Ural mountains region in central Russia earlier this month

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Astronomers have traced the origin of a meteor that injured about 1,000 people after breaking up over Ural mountains region in central Russia earlier this month. Using amateur video footage, they were able to plot the meteor’s trajectory through Earth’s atmosphere and then reconstruct its orbit around the Sun. As the space rock burned up over the city of Chelyabinsk, the shockwave ble...

Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco airport was "significantly below" its target speed near the runway and the pilot tried to abort the landing

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Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco airport was “significantly below” its target speed near the runway and the pilot tried to abort the landing, US investigators say. The pilot was flying into San Francisco for the first time at the controls of a 777, Asiana Airlines says. The flight from Seoul with 307 people fell short of the runway on Saturday, killing two...

Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash landed at San Francisco airport this afternoon reportedly killing at least two passengers and injuring 61

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...also dispatched to search the nearby water. A huge smoke cloud could be seen for miles from the site of San Francisco International and tourists in the airport terminal and on waiting flights could only look on in horror as the plane spun across the runway on its belly. Onlookers said much of the tail came off in the crash while others reported seeing the plane’s fuselage spinning around as...

Jacoby Jones scored two of the most spectacular touchdowns in Super Bowl history as Baltimore Ravens beaten San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in a thriller

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...he endzone. After trailing 21-6 at the break, and then 28-6 following Jones’s kick-off return, San Francisco could have been forgiven for giving up. But they were inspired by something truly unprecedented – half of the lights going off, and not being fixed fully for 34 minutes. Jacoby Jones scored two of the most spectacular touchdowns in Super Bowl history as Baltimore Ravens beaten...

City officials in San Francisco plan to ban Apple Macintosh computers purchase in local government agencies

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City officials in San Francisco plan to ban Apple Macintosh computers purchase in local government agencies. The move follows the firm’s decision to pull out of a green certification scheme designed to identify which electronic devices pose the least risk to the environment. CIO Journal reported the ban was designed to encourage Apple to reconsider. It noted local officials spent $45,579 on...

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...plane’s emergency inflatable slides and wrote: “I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal…” A witness to the crash, Ki Siadatan, said the plane “looked out of control” as it descended over San Francisco Bay to land just before 11:30. Arrivals and departures at the San Francisco airport have been suspended since...

Restaurant workers of San Francisco want to implement a standard tip of 25 per cent onto the bill

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Restaurant workers of San Francisco, California, want to implement a standard tip of 25% onto the bill. According to Contra Costa Times , the restaurant workers proposals for standard 25% tipping in San Francisco already have support from some high-class restaurants. The main issue with their proposal is that diners should pay the 25% tip whether the service is good or bad. Regularly, people are...

Spanish train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo has been accused of reckless manslaughter

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Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, the driver of Spanish train that derailed near Santiago de Compostela killing 78 people, has been accused of “reckless manslaughter”, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz has said. Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, who was slightly hurt in Wednesday’s accident, had been taken to a police station. Francisco Jose Garzon Amo is suspec...

Thousands of people in San Francisco have turned out to help 5-year-old Miles Scott recovering from leukaemia fulfill his wish to be Batman for a day

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...t a Batman costume so he could dress like his favorite superhero. But then he heard a broadcast from San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr appealing for help from “Batkid”. Next, Batkid saved a “damsel in distress”, tied to cable car tracks along a major urban street. A San Francisco Chronicle live blog of the day’s events showed hundreds of people cheering Miles Scott...

The Super Moon, or the year’s biggest full moon, will delight all on 5th of May, 2012, starting from 23.35 EST

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...ng on 4th May till 6th May. Unfortunately, the bright moon will wipe out the faint Eta Aquarids, the meteor shower from the debris of the Halley comet. However, given that the Eta Aquarids register at a high count of 60 meteors per hour, one shouldn’t lose all hope. Let’s just say that it won’t be seen in its usual self. Meteor shower enthusiasts will agree that the Aquarids are not really that ba...

iPad3 will reportedly look similar to iPad, but with a higher-res screen, faster processor and Siri voice control

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It has emerged that Apple has already sent out invitations to the San Francisco launch of its new iPad 3 this week. As expected, iPad3 will be unveiled on March 7 at a special even in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Apple’s invitation says: “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The invitation shows a finger over an iPad screen, pointing to the Calendar app,...

Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, the driver of the Spanish train that derailed on Wednesday killing 78 people, has been formally detained

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Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, the driver of the Spanish train that derailed on Wednesday killing 78 people, has been formally detained, police say. Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, who was injured and is under guard in hospital, is accused of “crimes related to the accident”, they say. There are reports that the train was travelling at more than double the speed limit at the time of the crash....

The train driver in last week's crash in Spain was talking on the phone when it derailed

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...on his work phone to get indications on the route he had to take to get to Ferrol. From the content of the conversation and background noise it seems that the driver consulted a map or paper document,” a court statement said. Francisco Jose Garzon Amo is suspected of reckless homicide, but he has not yet been formally charged. He was released from custody in Santiago de Compostela, where th...

Jessica Simpson is only days to go until her due date and she was joined by friends and family in celebrating her baby shower

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...lebrities like Jessica Alba and Ashlee Simpson as well as friends and family in celebrating her baby shower at the Bel-Air Hotel garden yesterday. The bright and colorful shower, which was planned by renowned event planner Mindy Weiss, featured flowers by Mark’s Garden with yellow roses, yellow ranunculus, bunches of lavender and cabbage leaves surrounding the party. Jessica Simpson is only...