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Incident on SpaceX pad could delay its first manned flight
News ImageA mysterious but apparently serious incident occurred Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Florida involving the SpaceX capsule intended to carry American astronauts into space late this year, the private company and NASA announced. Earlier today, SpaceX conducted a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle on our test stand at Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida," a SpaceX spokesman said in a statement.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:06:22 -0400
Biologist study finds mercury in predator peregrine falcons
News ImageLAS VEGAS (AP) A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:32:36 -0400
Elliptic recruits VP of Engineering to support growth and bolster capability
News ImageLondon. 16th April 2019 Elliptic has created the new role of Vice President of Engineering as it continues to strengthen its senior leadership team during a period of rapid growth for the company. The cryptocurrency compliance provider has appointed Jon Bradshaw to lead the engineering team as it expands its capability. Bradshaw, a former member of the UK Governments Technical Advisory Board, has 20 years experience building technology companies, including several startups and scale-ups. He was previously Chief Technology Officer at ad tech data company Smartpipe. He brings expertise in developing broad engineering capability to deliver SaaS and data-oriented products in the ad tech and telco industries. This includes a 15-year specialism in data management, transaction processing, and high-performance computing. The post Elliptic recruits VP of Engineering to support growth and bolster capability appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:00:21 -0400
London climate protesters seek talks with government
News ImageClimate change protesters who have brought parts of London to a standstill said Sunday they were prepared to call a halt if the British government will discuss their demands. Some 831 arrests have been made and 42 people charged in connection with the ongoing Extinction Rebellion protests. "We are prepared to pause, should the government come to the negotiating table," Extinction Rebellion spokesman James Fox told AFP.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:51:42 -0400
SpaceX test accident in Florida sends a massive plume of smoke into the sky
News ImageA SpaceX Crew Dragon experienced an "anomaly" during ground tests that manifested as a column of smoke rising from the spacecraft's thrusters. The Crew Dragons were expected to fly with astronauts aboard later in the year, and it is currently unclear whether recent tests could delay that.&> Smoke seen for miles as SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers anomaly at Cape Canaveral https://t.co/W4Cj2bcN6y via @Florida_Today&> &> -- Code Tripping (@Code_Tripping) April 21, 2019Though few details are available, SpaceX did release a statement to SpaceNews confirming the incident."Earlier today, SpaceX conducted a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle on our test stand at Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida," a spokesperson told SpaceNews. "The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand."Images from Cape Canaveral show a column of smoke visible from local beaches. The ground test anomaly came from an engine test, specifically the SuperDraco engines which provide power for astronauts to get to safety during an aborted launch.Beyond fire and smoke, the anomaly even showed up on radar:&> Dragon's static fire anomaly was big enough to show up on radar! SpaceX CrewDragon FLwx LowCC (Non-meteorological radar signature) pic.twitter.com/WpebHEo6Az&> &> -- Jabes (@GISRockstar) April 20, 2019NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine also shared a statement to Twitter:&> NASA has been notified about the results of the @SpaceX Static Fire Test and the anomaly that occurred during the final test. We will work closely to ensure we safely move forward with our Commercial Crew Program. pic.twitter.com/yE2J5yGzA7&> &> -- Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) April 21, 2019 WATCH: NASA's Administrator Jim Bridenstine warns India's anti-satellite test could be dangerous for the ISS
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:08:37 -0400
Earth Day 2019: High temperatures, rising waters, wild weather who is to blame? We are.
News ImageClimate change is real and increasingly a part of our daily lives. Here are the latest scientific facts on this human-caused shift to weather systems.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:13:01 -0400
Explosions in Libya capital after late night air strike
News ImageA Reuters reporter and several residents said they saw an aircraft circling for more than 10 minutes over the capital with a humming sound before opening fire on a southern suburb, scene of the heaviest fighting between the rival forces. Residents had reported drone strikes in the past days but there has been no confirmation and explosions heard in the city center this time were louder than in previous days. Residents counted several missile strikes which apparently hit a military camp of forces loyal to Tripoli in the Sabaa district.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:28:57 -0400
Environment emerges as major issue for Australian voters
News ImageThe environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the cost of living are the top concerns ahead of next month's elections. For 32 percent of Australians, access to affordable health services is the biggest worry, followed by the cost of living at 31 percent and crime at 25 percent, according to the Ipsos Issues Monitor, cited by the Sydney Morning Herald. At the last federal election in 2016, the environment ranked ninth at 14 percent.
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 22:54:08 -0400
A Close Look At Salasar Techno Engineering Limiteds (NSE:SALASAR) 32% ROCE
News ImageToday we'll evaluate Salasar Techno Engineering Limited (NSE:SALASAR) to determine whether it could have potential as an investment idea. In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight i...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 22:28:22 -0400
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests
News ImageElon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said. "The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand," the company said in a statement. The issue was earlier reported by Florida Today, which said orange smoke was seen rising above SpaceX's facilities, and that the anomaly was contained with no injuries.
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 21:56:50 -0400
SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers anomaly during engine test; no injuries reported
News ImageSpaceX suffered a setback in preparations for its first crewed launch to the International Space Station today when one of its Crew Dragon spacecraft experienced an anomaly during an engine test firing in Florida. No injuries were reported, but the anomaly threw up a huge pillar of smoke from SpaceXs Landing Zone 1 during testing of the Dragons Super Draco thrusters. The static-fire test was being conducted in preparation for an in-flight abort test. Via .@Florida_Today Photographer .@cbphoto1 captures the smoke of the anomaly out at #SpaceX LZ-1 https://t.co/wFHoxPR0Ov Gene J. Mikulka, CC (@genejm29) April 20, 2019 The Read More
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:59:03 -0400
FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing's troubled Max planes
News ImageThe US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities. The review will "evaluate aspects of the 737 Max automated flight-control system, including its design and pilots' interaction with the system, to determine its compliance with all applicable regulations and to identify future enhancements that might be needed," the agency said. Boeing Max planes -- the aerospace firm's all-time best-seller -- have been grounded worldwide since then, while engineers and investigators seek the exact causes of the crashes.
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:21:38 -0400
Smoke seen for miles as SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers 'anomaly' at Cape Canaveral
News ImageA SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule suffered an anomaly during a routine test fire at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the 45th Space Wing confirmed today.
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:07:53 -0400
Jameela Jamil's Twitter Thread Shows How Weight Discrimination Affects People With Chronic Illness
News ImageActress Jameela Jamil shared a Twitter thread about why anti-fatness is harmful, and how the discrimination can harm people with medical conditions.
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:14:41 -0400
Algiers court summons former PM Ouyahia in public waste probe: state TV
News ImageThe move comes after army chief, Lieutenant General Gaid Salah, said last week he expected members of the ruling elite in the major oil and natural gas-producing country to be prosecuted for corruption. It remains the most powerful institution in Algeria, having swayed politics from the shadows for decades.
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 17:26:00 -0400
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