If you think the air has been unusually dry in Denver the last couple days, you are correct. In fact, Monday night’s measurement broke a record for Oct. 16. Only a tenth of an inch of water was measured in the whole atmosphere. This measurement is from a weather balloon that launches from Denver every day. The National Weather Service has a contractor launch a weather balloon twice a day at 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. from a location in northeast Denver.
KUSA - Two small and dense stars called neutron stars from a galaxy 130 million light years away from Earth collided, forming an explosion called a kilonova. This is similar to a supernova, which is when a single star implodes at the end of its lifespan. NASA says this is what they detected on August 17 while the country was gearing up to observe another cosmic event -- a total solar eclipse.
KUSA - With winter right around the corner, the Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing for another season of controlling avalanches. There are 278 avalanche paths above Colorado highways, meaning constant work for CDOT crews. One of their techniques is to remotely trigger avalanches with a system called Gazex. This marks the third season using that technology in Colorado. Gazex blasts compressed air onto an avalanche path.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".