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....California's SpaceX company has successfully re-flown a segment from one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The first-stage booster, which was previously used on a mission 11 months ago, helped send a telecommunications satellite into orbit from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . The most basic of smartphones can locate you by picking up signals from a network of satellites: because we know where each of those satellites should be in the sky at any given moment, triangulating their signals can tell you where you are on Earth. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Media-watchers say the allegations had become too much of a liability for 21st Century Fox. A concern for the Murdoch family is their pending $14bn (£11bn) deal to buy out satellite provider Sky, which is being scrutinised by British regulators. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Malaysia Airlines has become the first carrier to sign up to a new satellite flight tracking system for its fleet. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . They developed that land into a satellite city and business hub - a unique concept for India at the time. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“We are looking at something nobody’s going to clean up,” Duke said. The department launched an investigation after it became aware of satellite imagery last Thursday apparently showing sediment-laden water flowing from Abbot Point’s settlement ponds into the adjacent wetland, a spokeswoman said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Shares in Sky closed up 1p at 963p on Friday. The satellite broadcaster has 22 million customers in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Life expectancy at birth ranks 153rd in the world, just behind Honduras and Kazakhstan. In terms of per capita income, Russia ranks 73rd (in terms of purchasing power parity) – well below the Soviet Union’s former satellites in central and eastern Europe. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Media-watchers say the harassment allegations have become too much of a liability for 21st Century Fox. A current concern for the Murdoch family is their pending $14bn (£11bn) deal to buy out satellite provider Sky, which is being scrutinised by British regulators. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Shares in Avio began trading on the Milan Stock Exchange on Monday and jumped more than 8% before falling back. The firm, which launches satellites into low orbit, says it is raising funds to help it expand. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Fox dumps star presenter Bill O'Reilly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:28:15 PM
....Media-watchers say the allegations had become too much of a liability for 21st Century Fox. A concern for the Murdoch family is their pending $14bn (£11bn) deal to buy out satellite provider Sky, which is being scrutinised by British regulators. ...
Fox News 'to drop host Bill O'Reilly' after harassment cases image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:25:30 PM
....Media-watchers say the harassment allegations have become too much of a liability for 21st Century Fox. A current concern for the Murdoch family is their pending $14bn (£11bn) deal to buy out satellite provider Sky, which is being scrutinised by British regulators. ...
Malaysia Airlines to track planes with satellites image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:30:53 AM
. Malaysia Airlines has become the first carrier to sign up to a new satellite flight tracking system for its fleet. ...
A bite to eat with one of India's richest men image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:44:49 PM
.... . They developed that land into a satellite city and business hub - a unique concept for India at the time. ...
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Rocket launch firm blasts onto Milan stock market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 01:05:19 PM
....Shares in Avio began trading on the Milan Stock Exchange on Monday and jumped more than 8% before falling back. The firm, which launches satellites into low orbit, says it is raising funds to help it expand. ...
Abbot Point coal port spill causes 'massive contamination' of Queensland wetland image
....“We are looking at something nobody’s going to clean up,” Duke said. The department launched an investigation after it became aware of satellite imagery last Thursday apparently showing sediment-laden water flowing from Abbot Point’s settlement ponds into the adjacent wetland, a spokeswoman said. ...
Sky's 21st Century Fox takeover cleared by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 02:37:06 PM
....Shares in Sky closed up 1p at 963p on Friday. The satellite broadcaster has 22 million customers in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. ...
Putin's illiberal stagnation in Russia offers up a valuable lesson | Joseph Stiglitz image
.... Life expectancy at birth ranks 153rd in the world, just behind Honduras and Kazakhstan. In terms of per capita income, Russia ranks 73rd (in terms of purchasing power parity) – well below the Soviet Union’s former satellites in central and eastern Europe. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:07:44 PM
.... . The most basic of smartphones can locate you by picking up signals from a network of satellites: because we know where each of those satellites should be in the sky at any given moment, triangulating their signals can tell you where you are on Earth. ...
Success for SpaceX 're-usable rocket' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 11:01:12 PM
....California's SpaceX company has successfully re-flown a segment from one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The first-stage booster, which was previously used on a mission 11 months ago, helped send a telecommunications satellite into orbit from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. ...
ONS looks to big data as it explores new ways to measure UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
. The UK’s official statistics office is looking into using traffic sensors, mobile photo data and satellite images as new ways of measuring the shape of the economy. ...
Coal in 'freefall' as new power plants dive by two-thirds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:20 AM
....Tim Buckley, director of energy finance studies at the IEEFA, a pro-green energy thinktank, said the falling demand for coal power in China and India and plans to curtail new power stations shows that the world has overestimated the need for the fossil fuel. The report, which tracked power stations through publicly available information, company reports and satellite imagery, said 65GW of new coal-fired units had started construction between January 2016 and January 2017, down 62% on the 170GW the year before. ...
Hard Brexit 'could increase cost of making a car in UK by £2,400' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:34:46 PM
....“This would involve increased investment in UK parts procurement, production and supply chains to offset increased import costs, aiming to reduce the impact of tariffs imposed on component parts moving between the UK and EU,” the report said. However, companies with substantial operations in Europe or overseas which use their UK factories as a satellite factory that focuses on exports to the EU could relocate. ...
Searching for Genghis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:30:54 AM
....For Shay Har-Noy it was an 800-year-old puzzle about the burial place of Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan that sparked a very 21st Century business. Mr Har-Noy was on an expedition to locate the lost tomb of the Mongol Empire founder, when satellite imagery firm DigitalGlobe donated some photos of potential areas for his team to scrutinise. ...
Unilever to mount fierce defence against Kraft Heinz after rejecting £115bn offer image
.... Since the referendum on 23 June, the value of the pound has slumped, making UK-based businesses relatively cheaper for foreign buyers. Chip designer Arm Holdings was snapped up for £24bn by Japan’s Softbank, while Rupert Murdoch’s Fox has taken the opportunity to bid for the 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky that it does not already own. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
. The former Labour leader Ed Miliband is leading a campaign for the media regulator Ofcom to launch a full inquiry into Rupert Murdoch’s bid for ownership of the satellite broadcaster Sky. ...
Sky to offer full TV service without a dish for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:31:45 AM
. Sky is to make its full TV service of hundreds of channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the first time, as it looks to stem customer defections to rivals such as BT. ...
Economic forecasts are hardwired to get things wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:08:43 PM
.... Andy Haldane, the chief economist at the Bank of England, last week compared his profession to poor old Michael Fish, who insisted there would be no hurricane on the eve of the biggest storm to hit southern England in living memory. Meteorology has moved on in the past three decades: the use of satellite technology has made forecasting more reliable. ...
Fake goods sold on social media are seized image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 10:07:36 AM
....The operation, led by the Trading Standards e-crime team, targeted markets where the suppliers of these traders were thought to operate. The raids were the result of intelligence work including information recovered from mobile phones and satellite navigation systems found during previous raids. ...
Softbank invests $1bn in space satellite startup OneWeb image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 04:44:20 AM
....Softbank founder Masayoshi Son said it was the "first step" in a pledge made to US President-elect Donald Trump about US investment. OneWeb is working on satellites that will help bring faster internet to developing countries. ...
Gordon Brown: delay Murdoch Sky takeover till after Leveson part 2 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:22:13 AM
. Gordon Brown has demanded that Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of the Sky satellite business be delayed until the government carries out the second part of the Leveson inquiry into press malpractice. ...
Murdoch Sky bid: government faces urgent question image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 01:28:48 PM
. The government is facing an urgent question from Labour in parliament about Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take full control of the satellite broadcaster Sky amid mounting concern that the deal could go ahead unchallenged. ...
Sky bid puts independent directors under pressure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 08:32:21 AM
. Sky's independent directors are under mounting pressure to secure a higher bid from Rupert Murdoch for the 61% stake in the satellite broadcaster it does not own. ...
Ex-BBC chief calls on Theresa May to resist Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 07:16:50 PM
....Theresa May has been challenged by a former chairman of the BBC to stand apart from her predecessors by resisting Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 2bn takeover of satellite broadcaster Sky. ...
Not black and white image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 09:30:13 PM
. The days when 30 million people would gather around their TV sets to watch a football World Cup or FA Cup final are long gone, as the satellite and cable eras saw many sports move to pay-TV, while a host of other attractions now also compete for precious viewing time. ...
21st Century Fox in bid approach for Sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:32:51 PM
. US media giant 21st Century Fox has made a takeover approach for Sky that values the UK-based satellite broadcaster at £18. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Fox makes Sky bid five years after hacking scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:16:00 PM
....Rupert Murdoch swooped in with an £11. 2bn offer to take full control of the satellite broadcaster Sky, five years after he was forced to abandon a similar deal amid public revulsion over the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Galactic gold rush: the tech companies aiming to make space mining a reality image
....”. In the meantime, Planetary Resources has begun launching compact Earth observation satellites for use in agriculture, environmental monitoring and energy industries. ...
Robot aircraft take to British skies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 03:02:44 PM
....The trial will assess piloting software as well as sensor systems that monitor clouds and other aircraft. To pilot itself, the Jetstream aircraft will use data from satellites as well as on-board identification systems that log radio signals broadcast by transponders on other planes. ...
Google, democracy and the truth about internet search image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 10:00:11 AM
.... It’s a vast system of hundreds of different sites that are using all the same tricks that all websites use. They’re sending out thousands of links to other sites and together this has created a vast satellite system of rightwing news and propaganda that has completely surrounded the mainstream media system. ...
Laser vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:15:23 AM
....Weapons, in other words. And yes, the military has always had a strong interest in deploying these highly-concentrated beams of light to blow missiles or satellites out of the sky. ...
SpaceX aims to launch internet from space image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 01:50:01 PM
. Private rocket firm SpaceX has applied for government permission to launch satellites that will provide global broadband internet access. ...
RBS chairman calls on Theresa May to draw up Brexit transitional plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:25:15 PM
....The aim of Select Milano, an independent organisation endorsed by the Italian government, is not to steal business from London but to help financial services thrive in Europe after the UK leaves the EU. Its chief executive, Bepi Pezzulli, said one idea that was being drawn up was Dublin as satellite because the Irish legal system was closest to the principles of English law that financiers were accustomed to. ...
Boats and bananas image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 12:15:03 AM
....Danish shipping giant Maersk Line equips its 270,000 refrigerated containers - known as reefers - with Remote Container Management (RCM) tech that allows the company to track data such as location, power status, temperature, humidity and ventilation settings, even while at sea. The reefers wirelessly beam data to a transmitter on the cargo ship, which then relays it to a satellite. ...
John Lewis unveils Christmas ad starring a dog on a trampoline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:01:17 AM
....As in previous years, the ad has been previewed with a series of teasers shared on Twitter and Facebook. For the first time, John Lewis will launch its ad via Sky, going live at 8am on Thursday on the satellite operator’s homepage as well as on the retailer’s social media channels and website. ...
British Airways to offer wi-fi on short-haul flights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 04:00:16 PM
....". IAG said up to 341 of its planes would be fitted with wi-fi technology provided by satellite communications firm Inmarsat. ...
Allow mobile phone network roaming in UK, urge MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 03:52:17 AM
...."But you could do it if it was absolutely integral to you. If you are the type of person who would use a satellite phone then doing this would not be a bad solution. ...
AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 12:11:36 AM
....Other media company shares, including Discovery, AMC, Netflix and CBS, recently rose as investors speculated that a deal could spark a fresh wave of takeovers and mergers among media and technology companies. AT&T, which has a market value of about $238bn, has already made moves to turn itself into a media powerhouse, buying satellite TV provider DirecTV last year for $48. ...
Time Warner shares jump on AT&T bid rumour image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 04:09:00 PM
....Other media company shares, including Discovery, AMC, Netflix and CBS, rose as investors speculated that a deal could spark a fresh wave of takeovers and mergers among media and technology companies. AT&T, which has a market value of about $238bn, has already made moves to turn itself into a media powerhouse, buying satellite TV provider DirecTV last year for $48. ...
Sat-nav maps update aims to prevent stuck lorries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:43:40 AM
...."The definitive data, which also includes information on speed limits and planned road maintenance, delivers a product which will enable more efficient routing for all road users, including HGVs [heavy goods vehicles]," Robert Andrews, a spokesman for Ordnance Survey, told the BBC. "[It] will result in high-quality data being supplied to satellite navigation companies. ...
Bernard Matthews creditors told '£23m debts' will not be paid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 11:12:28 AM
....Deloitte said it was a "typical insolvency where there was not enough money to pay everyone back". Clarke Willis of Anglia Farmers, which is owed about £10,000, said it provided satellite broadband monitoring of turkey sheds and this had been turned off. ...
London mayor launches unprecedented inquiry into foreign property ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:09:05 PM
....Overseas buyers are also increasingly focusing on towns and cities outside the UK capital – with Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham all identified as “hotspots” as buyers try to get more for their money while avoiding new stamp duty rules. Property in London’s outer suburbs and even satellite towns such as Slough is being marketed in Hong Kong to potential Chinese buyers. ...
FTSE 100 rises but Sainsbury's hit as sales slide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 08:05:44 AM
....However, the wider market was higher as a recovery in the price of metals and oil lifted mining and energy-related shares. The biggest riser in the FTSE 100 was satellite broadcaster Sky, which rose more than 4% following a broker upgrade. ...
Disabled air travellers warned of long distances from check-in to gate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 08:51:37 AM
....Although airports have invested considerable sums installing moving walkways, shuttles and other foot passenger transport aids, there may still be lengthy walks at larger airports. Many newer terminal buildings or satellites may need to be accessed by shuttle rail or transit, which involves a longer journey. ...
Satellite dreams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 04:26:02 AM
. On Monday, India sent a rocket into space which successfully launched eight satellites in one go. ...
India tries to make money from satellites image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 01:13:10 AM
....unless you're India. The country launches satellites for a fraction of the amount other countries spend. ...
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Get off my land! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:03:44 PM
....These contracts are recorded in an encrypted, decentralised ledger that cannot be tampered with, so there can be no dispute about the agreements or whether the terms have been fulfilled or not. The app integrates satellite imagery to monitor the progress of farming projects. ...
More light, better life image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of September 2016 11:42:30 PM
....New products are coming on to the market, including solar-powered fans, TVs and fridges. One firm, Aleutia, provides a "solar classroom in a box", including solar panels, 10 rugged computers, a server, LED projector, and 3G and satellite networking equipment. ...
Drone racing takes to the Sky with $1m investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 09:14:57 AM
....Sky is spending $1m (£757,000) to bring live drone racing to UK viewers. The satellite broadcaster is making the investment in the Drone Racing League (DRL) to bring competitive flying to its new Sky Sports Mix channel. ...
Musk: SpaceX fireball probe uncovering 'complex failure' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 10:21:57 AM
....He said that the engines weren't on and there was "no apparent heat source". The rocket's payload, a satellite on which Facebook had leased capacity, was destroyed in the explosion last week. ...
Racing change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 01:33:34 PM
....Most notably these include the Atlanta Braves baseball club. The firm also has stakes in US cable TV firms, entertainment and ticket sales firms, and the satellite and online radio company Sirius XM. ...
SpaceX blast wrecks Facebook satellite image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 07:27:23 PM
.... No-one was injured, it said. The rocket's payload, an Israeli-built communications satellite for Facebook due to launch on Saturday, was also destroyed, it added. ...
SES company first to use 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 12:10:42 PM
. Luxembourg-based SES says it is going to be the first commercial satellite operator to launch a spacecraft on a "second-hand" rocket. ...
'I was tired and in pain' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 11:00:23 PM
....In a bid to do a 155-mile ultra-marathon in the Namibian desert this May he turned to IBM Bluemix - the tech giant's app development arm - to help him create an app. Called eAscot after his guide dog, the app uses sensors, similar to car parking sensors, and satellite navigation to help him stay on course. ...

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's father cheers at Hillary Clinton rally
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 03:45:26 PM
....His son Omar Mateen carried out America's worst mass shooting, murdering 49 people at the Pulse gay nightclub, earlier this year. Seddique Mateen later sparked controversy when it emerged he had previously made pro-Taliban comments on a satellite TV show he hosts. ...

Grouse shooting: Glorious sport or environmental calamity?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM
....The action plan calls for diversionary feeding of the hen harriers during the breeding season, so they do not eat grouse chicks. It also requires more satellite tagging of hen harriers so that it is easier to keep an eye on them and prevent persecution. ...
China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:39:29 AM
. China has launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite. ...

15-month-old twins die after being left in hot car by their father 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 03:44:04 PM
....The six-unit, brick duplex building is on a dead-end street in a modest middle-class neighborhood in the town about 45 miles west of Atlanta. The front of the building is covered with several TV satellite dishes, and police tape was still in place behind the duplexes Friday morning as some residents left for work and a nurse returned home from an overnight shift. ...

Taliban gunmen ambush British tourists in western Afghanistan
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 11:05:19 AM
.... It was unclear how many Britons were among the injured. Jalani Farhad, a spokesman for the governor of Herat, confirmed that a “group of Taliban fighters conducted the attack on the tourists”, telling Al-Jazeera, a satellite channel, that no-one had been killed. ...
US cable firm Time Warner buys 10% stake in Hulu image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 03:35:44 PM
...."The Hulu investment is not a surprise," said Matthew Harrigan, an analyst at Wunderlich Securities. "They want to ensure that the Turner networks have the broadest possible distribution without really compromising the traditional cable, satellite and telco channels," Mr Harrigan said. ...

Syrian rebels launch push aimed at breaking Aleppo siege
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 12:58:08 AM
....Mr de Mistura was simultaneously meeting with the Iranian deputy foreign minister in Tehran, a close ally to the Damascus government. In Syria's north, a US-backed, Kurdish-led fighting force managed to secure control of 40 percent of the Islamic State-held town of Manbij, a vital satellite to the extremist group's de facto capital in Raqqa, according to the Observatory. ...

Spectacular 'space junk' soars through night-sky in Utah
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 10:17:03 AM
....co/iJkQtddAG6. Space junk is defined as disused satellites and other man-made debris in orbit around the earth. ...
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Goddard child sex abuse inquiry could 'last a decade'  as hearings into Lord Janner delayed after police object
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....Dame Justice Goddard, who made her opening statement more than a year ago, receives £360,000 a year salary and a further £110,000 a year in “rental allowance”. The inquiry, currently costing £18 million a year, has already hired 155 staff, including lawyers and civil servants, and even opened satellite offices in Liverpool, Darlington and Cardiff as well as running a London headquarters. ...

North Korea building secret ballistic missile submarine base
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 03:08:28 PM
. North Korea is constructing a massive underground facility capable of sheltering ballistic missile submarine at a location on its east coast, new satellite images have shown. ...

MH370 search to be suspended within weeks unless missing aircraft is found
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....That was the first time officials directly involved in the search have lent some support to contested theories that someone was in control during the flight's final moments. The glide theory is not supported by the investigating agencies that include Boeing, France's Thales, British satellite company Inmarsat as well as officials from the United States, Britain and Australia. ...

MH370 search team: 'We've been looking for the missing plane in the wrong place'
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...."If it's not there, it means it's somewhere else," Fugro project director Paul Kennedy told Reuters. While Mr Kennedy does not exclude extreme possibilities that could have made the plane impossible to spot in the search zone, he and his team argue a more likely option is the plane glided down - meaning it was manned at the end - and made it beyond the area marked out by calculations from satellite images. ...

Time-lapse video taken from space captures entire year on earth
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 06:44:01 AM
. NASA’s EPIC camera, situated in space between Earth and the sun on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, has captured one year’s worth of images of Earth. ...
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The drone that can fly for years on solar power image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 11:26:30 AM
.... . Flying robots have some key advantages over conventional aircraft - as the BBC's Theo Leggett found out from Paul Stevens, chief engineer of Airbus's high altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) Zephyr - a drone designed to fly at altitudes of up to 20km for years at a time on solar power alone. ...
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No more fish in the sea image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 11:34:16 PM
.... . The subscription to the satellite system that drives the equipment costs 10,000 euro ($11,000; £8,500) a year and they just do not have the money. ...
Insurer launches UK's 'first driverless car policy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 03:42:00 PM
....The driverless policy has additional features to a standardone. Customers will be covered for loss or damage in case of: failure to install vehicle software updates and security patches, subject to an increased policy excess; satellite failure or outages affecting navigation systems, or failure of the manufacturer’s vehicle operating system or other authorised software; loss or damage caused by a failure to manually override the system to prevent an accident should the system fail; and loss or damage if the car gets hacked. ...
Merlin could exit FTSE in reshuffle image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 30th of May 2016 08:58:00 AM
....The group also runs Madame Tussauds waxworks, the London Dungeon and the Sea Life centre. Inmarsat is also under pressure after investors piled out of the stock following the satellite communications firm lowering its full-year guidance by $50million (£34million) to between $1. ...
Inmarsat faces relegation from FTSE 100 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of May 2016 02:30:56 PM
. Inmarsat, the satellite communications group, is on course to lose its place in the FTSE 100 less than a year after joining the top flight index. ...
After the iPhone: Apple eyes Time Warner and TV for its next act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of May 2016 04:49:58 PM
.... Last year HBO launched a standalone streaming service, HBO Now, free from cable subscriptions and Apple TV was its first distributor. The move was cheered by “cord cutters” the millions of people who have decided to jettison cable, and satellite, TV services in order to get their media over the internet. ...
Chargers, châteaux, and the Channel Tunnel: can you really do a driving holiday in a Tesla? image
.... It was a reaction we would grow accustomed to in rural France, which was quite different to the looks, questions and kids hanging out of minibuses waving and trying to take photos that the car had garnered in the UK and through French toll booths to Paris. Journeying down a single-track road banked by fields as far as the eye could see we finally reached our destination, La Richardière, which the satellite navigation predictably butchered in half English, half machine-broken French. ...
Google offices raided in Paris as prosecutors announce fraud probe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 12:09:39 PM
....Prosecutors said they want to establish whether the Irish company through which Google funnels the majority of its European revenues does in fact control a “permanent establishment” in France. Google maintains that its large offices in Paris, London and other European capitals are not fully fledged businesses, but operate as mere satellites of its international headquarters in Dublin, providing back-office services such as marketing. ...
Driverless cars, drones and spaceport to feature in Queen's speech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 11:58:36 AM
....The self-driving car market is currently growing at 16% a year and could be worth up to £900bn worldwide by 2025, while the port is part of the government’s plan to raise revenues in the space sector from £12bn to £40bn by 2030, which would mean capturing about 10% of the sector worldwide. Eight sites – six in Scotland and one each in England and Wales – are currently under consideration for the port, which could launch commercial satellites and tourists into space. ...

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