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The Ig Nobels Are Awarded

The Journal of Improbable Research awarded the 2011 Ig Nobel Prizes tonight at Harvard. The BBC covered the event: Beetle’s beer bottle sex wins Ig Nobel Prize.

As strange as some of these projects are, some are actually serious science [well, not the mayor of Vilnius having cars run over with a tank, or the whackos who keep predicting the end of the world].

September 29, 2011   5 Comments

Tropical Storm Philippe – Day 6

Tropical Storm PhilippePosition: 21.2N 44.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [320°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 85 Miles [140 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 1195 miles [1925 km] East-Northeast of the Leeward Islands.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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Hurricane Ophelia – Day 10

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 21.9N 62.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [335°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [155 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 979 mb ↓.

Currently about 735 miles [1185 km] South-Southeast of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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