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  1. Super Typhoon Nepartak blasted Taiwan with 150 mile per hour winds on Thursday night and Friday, local time. The storm, in a weakened state, is now spreading heavy rains and strong winds into mainland China.  According to the Associated Press, at least two people have died and 72 were injured in the typhoon.  At the time of the storm's landfall just south of Taitung City at 6:30 a.m. on Friday ...

  2. UPDATE: July 7, 2016, 5:16 p.m. EDT Super Typhoon Nepartak is making landfall in the next few hours, close to dawn local time. It has weakened to Category 4 status due mainly to interaction with Taiwan's high terrain. It remains a life-threatening storm, however, particularly due to its heavy rainfall potential. Video emerging from the east-central coastline of Taiwan showed howling winds and ...

  3. Taiwan braces for Super Typhoon Nepartak

    AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 07 11:13 AM

    Super Typhoon Nepartak barrelled toward Taiwan early Friday, forcing schools and offices to shut and the cancellation of more than 100 flights as residents waited for season's the first major storm to hit. Uniformed soldiers were also seen on beaches filing sandbags to be sent to low-lying areas in anticipation of the storm, which forced hundreds to evacuated and is expected to make landfall ...

  4. Super typhoon hits Taiwan, cutting power and transport

    Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJul 08 08:28 AM

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supplies and grounding more than 600 flights, authorities said. Television showed toppled motorcycles and signboards being ripped from buildings and swept across roads in southeast Taiwan, where the year's first typhoon made landfall. By afternoon, the typhoon had moved...

  5. Over 15,000 evacuated as super typhoon hits Taiwan

    AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 08 12:45 AM

    Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan on Friday, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds in over a century lashed part of the island. The season's first major storm hit Taimali township in eastern Taitung county early Friday, bringing torrential rain, shutting offices and schools and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Ferocious winds ...

    Powerful typhoon slams into Taiwan; killing 2, i... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

    Typhoon drenches Taiwan, kills 2 people; floods ... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  6. Ruby: downgraded to typhoon to swing to Luzon

    Negros ChronicleJul 25 07:51 AM

    MANILA, Philippines—More than half a million Filipinos fled their homes as various forecasts and differing versions about the path of a dangerously erratic typhoon Ruby — one predicting it will graze the capital, Manila — prompted a wide swath of the country to prepare for a weekend of destructive winds and rain.

  7. The western Pacific Ocean had been building up heat for a record 200 days without the churning from a single typhoon. The ocean basin that spawns the strongest storms on Earth had been oddly quiet, but it's making up for its slumber in a big way with Super Typhoon Nepartak.  This storm, which had maximum sustained winds of 175 miles per hour as of Wednesday morning, is a beast. SEE ALSO: Beastly...

  8. Richard Tomkins HALBERGMOOS, Germany, July 12 (UPI) -- MBDA's Spear air-to-surface strike weapon has successfully been fired by a British-production Eurofighter Typhoon for the first time, Eurofighter reports.

  9. Let’s review: In April, DJI (the world’s biggest drone maker) released its new flagship model, the Phantom 4 — the first consumer drone with sense-and-avoid technology, so that it won’t fly into obstacles. In fact, it has an arch rival: the Yuneec Typhoon H. The Typhoon H offers most of the same key features as the DJI Phantom, like the ability to avoid obstacles that are directly in front of it...

  10. TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan and China began battening down the hatches on Thursday ahead of the arrival of super Typhoon Nepartak, the first of the year, with fears in China that storm could worsen already severe flooding in the east of the country. The typhoon is expected to make landfall on Taiwan's mountainous but sparsely populated east coast in the early hours of Friday, where it will...

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