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Kelly Clarkson on American Idol-Billboard claims Kelly Clarkson, not Carrie Underwood, is still the most successful American Idol to date. Chris Daughtry comes in third.

-Country music artists are being impacted by the devastating floods in Nashville. Equipment from Brad Paisley’s tour has been destroyed, Kenny Chesney’s home will likely be condemned and the Grand Ole Opry House is collecting water.

-Big & Rich’s John Rich claims he wouldn’t “pass judgment on any friend” - like singer Chely Wright - if they were gay. So he just likes using the word “deviant”?

-The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” has topped Flo Rida’s “Low” to become the best-selling digital single in history. Boom Boom Pow!

-Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson will be reuniting for a new Wilson Phillips tour and Christmas album. Oh, yes - the dream is still alive.


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NOAA Invests in UAS

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science, Transportation,

Hurricane HunterWhile the military has been utilizing robotic planes for a while now, academic types have now decided to get into the act by using them for scientific purposes. The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has decided to invest $3 million to use UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) for what one researcher calls “the missions we call dirty, dull and dangerous.” These include predicting intensity of hurricanes, tracking Arctic ice melting, and flooding of the west coast of the U.S. They also feel an advantage is that they can use the robo-planes for continuous sampling without needing the dreaded coffee break by whining employees.

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