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Watch live: Parker Solar Probe to make second launch attempt Sunday

Watch live: Parker Solar Probe to make second launch attempt Sunday

Science
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Parker Solar Probe's first launch attempt was called off after a pair of technical glitches delayed launch proceedings. NASA's mission to touch the sun will make a second launch attempt on Sunday. "The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft was scrubbed today due to a violation of a launch limit, resulting in a hold," NASA said. "There was not enough time remaining in the window to recycle." The second launch window will open at 3:31 a.m. ET Sunday morning. NASA TV will provide live streaming coverage of the takeoff and initial flight through Earth's atmosphere. The rocket and probe will are ready and waiting on the Space Launch Complex-37 platform at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, part of the Cape Canavera...
Barclays boss fined £642k over whistleblower unmask attempt

Barclays boss fined £642k over whistleblower unmask attempt

Business
Barclays boss Jes Staley has been fined £642,430 by regulators over his attempt to unmask a whistleblower. An investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) sharply criticised Mr Staley's response to the receipt of an anonymous letter by the bank in June 2016.The fine and public censure of the Barclays boss is unprecedented for a serving chief executive of a major bank.Barclays said following Friday's announcement it would cut the value of Mr Staley's 2016 bonus by £500,000 - meaning that his acknowledged mistakes over the episode have cost him more than £1.1m.The case centred on a letter, signed "John Q. Public", purportedly sent from a Barclays shareholder to the board making allegatio...
Kinder Morgan’s attempt to build a pipeline reflects badly on Canada

Kinder Morgan’s attempt to build a pipeline reflects badly on Canada

Finance
ALMOST all Canada’s oil and gas is landlocked, so getting it to market requires pipelines—lots of them. But building them requires skills more suited to circus artists than engineers. They must walk the financial high wire, jump through ever-changing regulatory hoops and juggle conflicting demands from environmental groups and numerous governments. The list of failures is long. It includes Northern Gateway, meant to bring Alberta crude to a port in northwestern British Columbia; Energy East, which would have linked Alberta to the Atlantic coast; Pacific Northwest, to bring gas to the west coast; and the legendary Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, first proposed in 1974 and dropped in 2017 by its last, exhausted promoter.Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and
Watch Live: Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand

Watch Live: Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand

Science
Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Aerospace startup company Rocket Lab will make another attempt to launch its Electron rocket tonight. Its last attempt was scrubbed when the International Space Station got in the way.The launch window will reopen Monday night at 8:30 p.m. EST -- 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday in New Zealand -- where the launch will take place."The Rocket Lab launch team is on console and readying Electron for the push to orbit today from Launch Complex-1," the company tweeted.The launch will be streamed live on Rocket Lab's website.Rocket Lab is based in the United States but operates a New Zealand subsidiary. If and when the Electron blastoff happens, the rocket will release a trio of satellites belonging to the startup's first clients, the companies Planet and Spire.The payload includes Planet's ...
First gene-editing in human body attempt

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Health
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter's syndrome. Mr Madeux says he was prepared to take part in the trial as he is "in pain every second of the day".It is too soon to know whether or not the gene-editing has worked in Mr Madeux's case. Hunter's syndrome is rare. Patients are born without the genetic instructions for an enzyme that breaks down long sugary molecules called mucopolysaccharides.Instead, they build up in the body and damage the brain and other organs. Severe cases are often fatal. "I actually thought I wouldn't live past my early 20s," said Mr Madeux.Patients need regular enzyme replacement t...