Pakistan: 10 dead due to heavy snowfall, rain in Balochistan; 1,500 families rescued One way traffic resumes on Jammu Srinagar highway after five days closure Himachal Pradesh: Snowfall throws life out of gear When falling snow contacts the surface of silicone, it produces a charge that the device captures, creating electricity. (Representative Image) Scientists have designed a first of its kind 3D printed device that can produce electricity from falling snow. The device designed by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic. ;The device can work in remote areas because it provides its own power and does not need batteries,; said UCLA;s Richard Kaner, senior author of the research published in the journal Nano Energy. "It 's a very clever device a weather station that can tell you how much snow is falling, the direction the snow is falling, and the direction and speed of the wind, " Kaner said in a statement. The device called snow based triboelectric nanogenerator, or snow TENG, generates charge through static electricity, produces energy from the exchange of electrons.
Heavy snow disrupted ground and air travel Wednesday. Roads became impassable and visibility was down to a few feet in northeastern South Dakota due to heavy snowfall. About half of the daily flights at Denver International Airport were canceled.Up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow was expected to fall in parts of eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. Winds in excess of 50 mph (80.46 kph) also were expected, creating life threatening conditions.
Indian warplanes on Feb. 26, 2019 crossed the line of control at India's border with Pakistan and bombed what New Dehli described as a camp belonging to the terror group Jaish e Mohammed. It was the first Indian air strike on Pakistani territory since 1971. Islamabad threatened to strike back. Jaish e Mohammed claimed responsibility for a Feb. 14, 2019 suicide attack in Indian controlled Kashmir that killed 40 policemen. "The attack involved an explosive laden car ramming into two buses of a police convoy on a highway near Letpora, 20 kilometers 12 miles from the capital of Srinagar," Um Roommana reported at The Diplomat. The rather large convoy of 78 vehicles was travelling from Jammu to Srinagar after incessant snowfall had held up traffic for days. The impact of the explosion was such that it was heard up to 10 kilometers six miles away from the blast site. Pictures in the immediate aftermath of the blast showed gory images of dead bodies scattered on the road, with confusion reigning supreme. As soon as the JeM claimed responsibility, the Indian government lost no time in pinning the blame on Pakistan for nurturing the group. The deadly nature of the attack and the number of casualties sparked anger in India, with many demanding an end to terrorism emanating from Pakistan. Twelve days later, "villagers near the town of Balakot in northeast Pakistan were shaken out of their sleep by what seemed like an earthquake ... only discovering once dawn broke that there had been an Indian airstrike on their neighborhood," Reuters reported. The Indian air raid killed "a very large number of JEM terrorists," India s foreign secretary claimed. The villagers, however, told Reuters only one person was wounded in the attack and no one died. Now tensions between the nuclear armed states are at a dangerous high. "The exact size and scope of the Balakot operation remain unclear," Joseph Trevithick explained at The War Zone. Indian media reports, citing anonymous sources, say that as many as a dozen Mirage 2000s took part in the mission. One of the country's EMB 145 Netra airborne early warning and control aircraft, an Il 78 Midas aerial refueling tanker and at least one Israeli made Heron drone were also reportedly involved. Initial stories suggested that the aircraft had employed laser guided bombs, but this conflicted with official Pakistani statements that the aircraft had only flown between three and four miles into Pakistani controlled Kashmir, dozens of miles to the east of Balakot, before turning back. The planes would have had to have been close to their targets to have employed this type of precision guided munition. "The raid lasted 21 minutes," David Cenciotti reported at The Aviationist. "The Mirage 2000 jets crossed the LoC at low level and around 3:30 A.M. local time the targets located near Balakot, Pakistan, were hit by Israeli SPICE 2000 EO GPS guided 2000 pound bombs." With a maximum range of 200 kilometers 124 miles , the SPICE is a pretty interesting precision guided munition , to be used to hit sensitive target whose coordinates are very well known ahead of the raid. Moreover, the weather is reported as overcast in the target area, hence the need for a GPS guided bomb rather than a laser guided bomb . Two days before the Balakot raid, Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, the head of the Pakistani air force, said the air arm was ready to "thwart any misadventure by the enemy." The next day, Pakistani JF 17 fighters scrambled to intercept Indian warplanes that Islamabad claimed crossed the line of control. Pakistani major general Asif Ghafoor claimed the Indian planes jettisoned their stores near Balakot and retreated. The Indians succeeded in their apparent next attempt to bomb Balakot. Pakistan vowed to retaliate. "We will respond and we will surprise you," a Pakistani military spokesperson said at a press conference. The "response will come at a point and time of our choosing." The same day as the Balakot attack, Indian army troops reportedly used a Spyder missile to shoot down a Pakistani drone on a reconnaissance mission near the border. David Axe serves as Defense Editor of the National Interest. He is the author of the graphic novels War Fix, War Is Boring and Machete Squad. North Korea and America s Second Summit: We Asked 76 Experts to Predict the Results February 6, 2019View the discussion thread.
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Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area on the island of Maui was covered in snow on Sunday, marking the first likely snow fall in a Hawaii state park, according to the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).The snowfall could also be the lowest elevation snow ever recorded in Hawaii, DLNR said. Polipoli is at 6,200 feet elevation.
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The Snowfall challenge is a bonus Fortnite challenge that has taken place throughout Season 7. Players that complete enough of the challenges before the end of the season are rewarded with the Snowfall skin. The outfit, called Prisoner , features various stages and has already been unlocked by many players.
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NEW DELHI: Cold wave and harsh weather conditions continue to grip a large swathe of North India with Delhi NCR and adjoining states receiving a light rainfall and upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir witnessing a heavy snowfall on Sunday.According to IMD weather updates, parts of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir are shivering under cold weather conditions.
According to Skymetweather, the current weather conditions are likely to persist through the day, resulting in rain with strong gusty winds and fog. "Chances of hailstorm cannot be ruled out," the weather site said, adding that rain and thundershower is likely in the evening up till afternoon of January 6. Thereafter gradually, the rain will take a backseat, it said. Related Stories Haryana schools to remain shut till January 14 due to intense cold wave Snowfall in North India brings back winter chill, Leh shivers at minus 14 North India shivers; Delhi records season's coldest day Shimla registers season's lowest temperature, shivered at 1.8 degrees Celsius
With fresh snowfall in hill States on Saturday, entire north India is in the grip of cold wave. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rain or snow and hailstorm are likely to occur at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next 24 hours with this isolated to scattered rainfall is also likely over parts of northwest India during next 48 hours. Chances are that it is to intensify cold wave in north India.Due to cloudy weather and prevailing surface winds, cold day is also likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and northwest Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours.