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Sky Studios Elstree development to create 2,000 jobs

Sky Studios Elstree development to create 2,000 jobs

Business
Sky, the parent firm of Sky News, has announced plans to develop a new 32-acre TV and film studio at Elstree in Hertfordshire, creating up to 2,000 jobs.The company said the proposed new development, beside the current Elstree Studios, represented a "significant new investment in the UK and European creative economy". Sky hoped the new facility, with 14 sound stages, would open in 2022 and attract an additional £3bn of production investment over the first five years of operation. Image: Sky's CEO says the new studios will support production of original content like Chernobyl. Pic: Sky Atlantic/ HBO "Once complete, the site will include production offices, a set construction workshop, a screening cinema and state-of-the-art post-produc
Salts, heat, humid summers may have aided development of life on Earth

Salts, heat, humid summers may have aided development of life on Earth

Science
Oct. 4 (UPI) -- How life first emerged on planet Earth remains a mystery, but new research suggests salts, heat and humidity may have aided the construction of proteins from simpler building blocks. "In terms of the history of the planet, how life originated is probably the greatest scientific question we can ask," lead study author Paul Bracher, an assistant professor of chemistry at Saint Louis University, said in a news release. "A key piece of this grand challenge is figuring out how big polymer molecules we know to be important for life could have formed before all of our biological machinery evolved to make them." Proteins are the building blocks of life. They're composed of chains of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. When amino acids are baked until they're bone dry, p...
Raytheon enters final development phase for Army’s warfare planning tool

Raytheon enters final development phase for Army’s warfare planning tool

Business
Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Raytheon Co. announced the final stage for development of the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool for the U.S. Army, the company said this week. The EWPMT is a suite of software tools and applications which deliver capability enhancements to plan, coordinate and synchronize battlefield electronic warfare, spectrum management, and cyber operations. The Army refers to the development stages as "capability drops," and Raytheon's CD4 is the final stage of fully operational capability. The tool features a software interface overlaid onto a physical map, allowing soldiers to visually manage their signal output in the electromagnetic spectrum, and then use the tool against threats in a tactical environment "EWPMT gives the Army the freedom to add new capabilities and...
Boeing drops out of nuclear missile development program

Boeing drops out of nuclear missile development program

Business
July 25 (UPI) -- Boeing has dropped out of a program to develop a new nuclear missile for the Air Force over concerns with the bidding process. The company made the announcement just one week after the Air Force issued its final request for proposals for a replacement for the 1960s era Minuteman III ICBM system, and makes Northrop Grumman the sole remaining bidder for the new system. "After numerous attempts to resolve concerns within the procurement process, Boeing has informed the Air Force that it will not bid Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Engineering and Manufacturing Development under the current acquisition approach," Boeing said in a statement emailed to UPI. "We've evaluated these issues extensively, and determined that the current acquisition approach does not provide a level...
Honeywell awarded $150M for advanced turbine propulsion development

Honeywell awarded $150M for advanced turbine propulsion development

Business
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Honeywell Aerospace was awarded a contract for work on the Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission, or ATTAM, Capability Phase I program, the Defense Department announced on Thursday. The competitive contract, valued at $ 150 million, was won by Honeywell Aerospace, headquartered in Phoenix, after consideration of 54 offers, according to the Air Force Research Laboratory. Work on the program will be to develop, demonstrate, and transition advanced turbine propulsion, power and thermal technologies to provide improvement in affordable mission capability. This approach extends to a range of legacy, emerging, and future military propulsion, power and thermal technology needs in a variety of applications, the Pentagon said. Honeywell's work under the contract is ...