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Missing Russian helicopter found on seabed in the Arctic

Missing Russian helicopter found on seabed in the Arctic

Technology
The Joint Rescue Coordination Center for northern Norway said that the Mi-8 helicopter, which went down Thursday near the Svalbard settlement of Barentsburg, is around two kilometers (one mile) east of Cape Heer at a depth of nearly 210 meters (about 685 feet). A Norwegian remote-controlled submarine was involved in the search, which will now focus on the chopper's passengers. Russian authorities said earlier that the helicopter belonged to Russian coal company Arktikugol but was operated by charter company Konvers Avia. Yevgeny Saidov, head of the Russian emergencies ministry's special group at the site, told news agency TASS that Russian remotely controlled underwater vehicles would join the operation to survey the Mi-8 crash site. The helicopter had been en route to Barentsburg, a coal...
Reports: USB stick with high-level security info of Heathrow airport found in street

Reports: USB stick with high-level security info of Heathrow airport found in street

World
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A USB stick containing high-level security information details of London's Heathrow airport was found on the street by a pedestrian, according to reports.The Sunday Mirror first reported that the USB stick was found and that it contained information about Queen Elizabeth's route at the airport and security measures used to protect her, timetables for police patrols to guard against potential suicide bombers and terrorist attacks, and other security information for one of the world's busiest and most important airports.A spokesperson told CNN that airport authorities are looking into the potential security breach."We have reviewed all of our security plans and are confident that Heathrow remains secure," the spokesperson said. "We have also launched an internal investigatio...
Queen's secrets found in Heathrow data breach

Queen's secrets found in Heathrow data breach

Technology
Heathrow officials are investigating after a USB stick containing confidential data – including the exact route the Queen takes to the airport – was reportedly found in the street.A total of 76 folders were on the stick, including maps, videos and documents, the Sunday Mirror reported.None were encrypted or password protected.The newspaper said it contained details of the security measures in place to protect the Queen and the types of identification needed by those, including undercover police officers, wanting to access restricted areas.The files revealed routes and other safety measures for cabinet ministers and foreign dignitaries, as well as timetables of patrols used to guard against suicide bombers and terror attacks.Maps of the exact locations of CCTV cameras, tunnels and escape sh
Missing Russian helicopter found on Arctic seabed off coast of Norway

Missing Russian helicopter found on Arctic seabed off coast of Norway

Science
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Search and rescue authorities have found the missing Russian helicopter that crashed into the ocean last week. The remains of the helicopter were found on the floor of the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Norway's Svalbard archipelago.The missing helicopter was discovered with the help of a remote-controlled submarine operated by officials with Norway's Joint Rescue Coordination Centers. The search and rescue mission was also aided by Russian personnel and equipment.Eight people were aboard the helicopter that went missing last Thursday. Norwegian police said they would coordinate searches for the lost passengers, but the five crew and threw scientists are feared dead.While Norway governs the Svalbard archipelago and its only permanently populated island, Spitsbergen, Russia ...
Astronomers may have found solar system's first observed interstellar object

Astronomers may have found solar system's first observed interstellar object

Science
Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Astronomers are tracking what they believe may be the first observed interstellar asteroid or comet to travel through Earth's solar system, NASA said.The space agency said the object is less than a quarter mile in diameter and is traveling "remarkably fast." They're not sure what exactly it is.Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, said the agency has been "waiting for this day for decades.""It's long been theorized that such objects exist -- asteroids or comets moving around between the stars and occasionally passing through our solar system -- but this is the first such detection. So far, everything indicates this is likely an interstellar object, but more data would help to confirm it," he added.The University of Hawaii's Pan-STARRS 1 teles...