Deadly Snake Captured From Home After Found Slithering Under Aquarium, Rescue Caught On Camera

A deadly snake was captured after it was found under an aquarium inside a home in Australia earlier this month.

Jack Hogan with Snake Catcher Northern Rivers 24/7  arrived at the home after receiving information that a snake was seen slithering under the aquarium.

“We received a call for a greenish Snake that was seen slithering under this Bangalow residents’ Aquarium!” he wrote in a Facebook post.

However, Hogan was shocked after he stumbled upon the venomous Eastern Brown Snake while attempting to capture the reptile.

“I suspected the Snake to be a harmless Common Tree Snake as we see a lot of them in the area. After poking around with my hands and waiving my big head around for a while I stumbled upon this gorgeous Eastern Brown Snake all curled up behind the stereo!!” he wrote in the post.

Video of the rescue showed the snake catcher moving

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Can Apple’s new iPhone come to the rescue of 5G?

Few technologies have been pushed with as much fanfare as 5G. The high-capacity and low-latency signals, which means both that data can be transferred in large quantities and almost instantly. The technology arrived with predictions that it would hasten a “fourth industrial revolution” of driverless cars and surgical robots.

In 2018, O2 proudly announced that it had written to the chief executive of every single FTSE 100 company to offer them the ability to experiment with O2’s fledgling 5G network.

Two years later, it is unclear if anyone actually took O2 up on its offer. The testbed scheme was last mentioned by O2 in 2019, when it said that the scheme had resulted in partnerships with businesses in the construction, retail, transport and utility sectors.

An O2 spokesman was unable to provide the names of any FTSE 100 companies which had taken part in the testbed scheme when asked about

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Liquid metals come to the rescue of semiconductors

Liquid metals come to the rescue of semiconductors
Credit: University of New South Wales

Moore’s law is an empirical suggestion stating that the number of transistors doubles every few years in integrated circuits (ICs). However, Moore’s law has started to fail as transistors are now so small that current silicon-based technologies are unable to offer further opportunities for shrinking.

One possibility of overcoming Moore’s law is to resort to two-dimensional semiconductors. These two-dimensional materials are so thin that they can allow the propagation of free charge carriers, namely electrons and holes in transistors that carry the information, along an ultra-thin plane. This confinement of charge carriers can potentially allow the switching of the semiconductor very easily. It also allows directional pathways for the charge carriers to move without scattering and therefore leading to infinitely small resistance for the transistors.

This means that in theory, the two-dimensional materials can result in transistors that do not waste energy during their

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Maryland Company Licenses NASA’s New Search and Rescue Technology

Maryland Company Licenses NASA’s New Search and Rescue Technology

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GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 5, 2020

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Technologies developed at NASA have helped locate more than 46,000 people through Cospas-Sarsat, an international cooperative system for search and rescue. Furthering the impact of the program, the Strategic Partnerships Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has licensed a second-generation search-and-rescue technology to a company named Concentric Real Time LLC, based in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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“NASA’s search and rescue technologies have saved the lives of thousands of people,” said Eric McGill, a senior technology manager with Goddard’s Strategic Partnerships Office. “By licensing this receiver technology, we’re expanding the reach of NASA’s lifesaving innovations.”

NASA’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Office, based at Goddard, generates search and rescue technologies for the Cospas-Sarsat community, which uses satellites

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Scientists repeat century-old study to reveal evidence of evolutionary rescue in the wild — ScienceDaily

A tiny flatworm found commonly on the coasts of western Europe and North America is living proof that species may be able to evolve and adapt to rapid climate change.

Research by the University of Plymouth examined the extent to which the intertidal flatworm Procerodes littoralis was able to regenerate and repair itself when challenged with different sea water conditions.

Repeating a study conducted more than a century earlier it was shown that the response of individuals had changed markedly since then.

The original study was conducted by Dorothy Jordan Lloyd, who was based at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth, and focussed on individuals found in Wembury Bay, Plymouth.

It was published in 1914, and the current study — led by BSc (Hons) Marine Biology graduate Katharine Clayton — replicated it in terms of the processes followed and the precise locations from which samples were collected.

When tested across

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Using Drones to Rescue Wildlife From Climate Disasters

Douglas Thron travels to fire-ravaged forests and towns struck by hurricanes to save animals among the rubble.

▲ A dog left stranded among the ruins of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas in 2019.

Source: Courtesy Douglas Thron

Scientists have long deployed drones to do everything from counting caribou to collecting whale snot. Now the flying machines are helping to rescue animals as climate change takes an increasingly deadly toll on wildlife.  

For the past year, a California videographer named Douglas Thron has chased climate catastrophes around the world, piloting drones outfitted with infrared cameras and spotlights to help find survivors of hurricanes and firestorms whose frequency and intensity are growing with rising temperatures. After Thron locates the animals, wildlife rescuers can move them to safety.

“The potential for these drones to save animals, whether wild or domestic, and

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18-Foot Python Devours Large Prey Before Villagers, Rescue Caught On Camera


  • Villagers spotted the unusual sight and immediately alerted the forest department
  • By the time the officers could arrive at the scene, the reptile had already devoured the animal
  • Python was rescued and released into the wild

A huge python was rescued after it devoured a large prey in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

Villagers gathered at the scene after they spotted the 18-foot-long python attempting to swallow an animal, which is believed to be a goat. The villagers immediately alerted the forest department, however, by the time the officers could arrive at the scene, the reptile had already devoured the animal.

A video of the rescue showed the bloated python unable to move after swallowing its prey. The officers and the villagers then tied a rope around the reptile and pull it toward a truck. The reptile is then raised from the ground using logs

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New technology will cut time and resources for Outer Banks search rescue crews

OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) — Search and rescue crews on the Outer Banks are hoping a new piece of technology will help cut down on time and resources when emergencies happen.

It’s called AquaEye, a handheld side scan sonar.

“This actually looks underwater and tells us what’s there as far as hard surfaces or soft surfaces such as a human being,” said Mirek Dabrowski, the director of Surf Rescue.

For 21 years, Dabrowski has worked for Surf Rescue, which provides water rescue for multiple municipalities including the town of Duck, Southern Shores and Dare County, as well as Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

He enjoys his job because of the people he works with, as well as being able to help people, which AquaEye will continue to help them achieve.

“We’re not interested in making a lot of searches. Once you get them out and make sure they’re safe, you go

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Rescue begins to save Australia’s beached whales [Video]

The race is on to save a pod of pilot whales beached on a remote sandbar off Australia’s island of Tasmania.

Scientists estimate between 90 to over 200 of the animals are stranded in the shallow water.

Rescue operations began on Tuesday (September 22) morning.

Wildlife biologist Dr Kris Carlyon says the operation could take days: “We’ve got animals spread over a large area in a really challenging location, so we’re gonna basically take the animals with the best chance to start with. And the ones that we’re able to deal with so, some animals may be simply too big or in an unsuitable location.”

The rescue will be labour intensive physically pushing the animals or using specialized cloth and pontoons to drag them to deeper water.

Pilot whales are a species of oceanic dolphin that grow to 7 meters long and weigh up to 3 tonnes.

Around 40 government

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Australia attempts to rescue hundreds of stranded pilot whales

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Rescuers were trying to refloat hundreds of whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania on Tuesday, hoping to end one of the country’s worst beaching events.

Government scientists estimated about 90 of around 270 pilot whales trapped in shallow water had died since the stranding was reported a day earlier.

Aerial footage showed large numbers of the animals largely prone on a wide sandbar at Macquarie Harbour, about 200 kms (120 miles) northwest of the state capital Hobart, while others floundered in slightly deeper water.

“We’ve got animals that are semi-buoyant so it probably won’t take too much to refloat those animals closer to the deeper water, and will involve just a bit of grunt from specialised crew in the water,” Kris Carlyon, a wildlife biologist with the state government, told local media.

Pilot whales are a species

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