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Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship

Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Sir David Attenborough has launched the 10,000-tonne hull of the UK's newest polar ship - named after him - into the River Mersey.The broadcaster pushed the button, sending the hull sliding out from the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, into the water where building will continue."Our future will be affected by what people working on this ship will be discovering in years to come," he said.It is "the greatest possible honour" to be its namesake, Sir David added.The hull of the £200m research vessel entered the river stern-first, creating a big wave as it hit the water.Ahead of the launch, the riverbed was dredged in front of the slipway to make sure the steel mass did not bottom out. ...
BAE launches cyber security intelligence network

BAE launches cyber security intelligence network

Technology
BAE Systems has launched a new industry forum and lobbying group called The Intelligence Network to address increases in cyber attacks. In April, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre and NCA warned that criminals were launching more online attacks against British businesses than ever before.Attempts to tackle this by the biggest companies have included sharing intelligence on the attackers' methods, but this has been blighted by insufficient data-sharing occurring on an ad-hoc basis.Speaking in London on Monday, James Hatch, the director of cyber services for BAE Applied Intelligence, acknowledged that collaboration between companies wasn't working well enough.In a new report by BAE, with contributions from Vodafone, think-tank RUSI, startup accelerator CyLon and others,...
SpaceX launches AI robot, strong coffee for station crew

SpaceX launches AI robot, strong coffee for station crew

Technology
A SpaceX rocket that flew just two months ago with a NASA satellite roared back into action Friday, launching the first orbiting robot with artificial intelligence and other station supplies. The used Falcon rocket blasted off before dawn, hauling nearly 6,000 pounds (2,700 kilograms) of cargo including the spherical AI bot named Cimon, genetically identical mice and super-caffeinated coffee for the crew of the International Space Station. The shipment — packed into a Dragon capsule that's also recycled — should reach the station Monday. It was an especially gorgeous launch, delighting spectators as the rocket plume expanded in the clear night sky like a giant halo beneath a nearly full moon and a gleaming Mars. SpaceX's Jessica Jensen described the high-altitude plume, illum...
Amex launches new cash back card

Amex launches new cash back card

Finance
Three simple ways to pay off credit card debt Cash back is king. American Express is launching a new card, called Cash Magnet, to give users cash-back flexibility, as well as flexibility in how they choose to pay. Amex has long catered to the high-end customer with exclusive rewards, but cash back cards are some of its most popular offerings, according to the company. This card aims to attract customers not necessarily in the luxury rewards chase, but who are looking for reliable, flexible cash back on every day purchases. The card offers unlimited 1.5% back. There are no caps, no categories and no annual fee. With American Express card membership, users also get a ShopRunner membership and Amex Offers, which rewards members with discounts and deals at places they like...
SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite

SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite

Science
June 3 (UPI) -- [embedded content] SpaceX launched a communications satellite early Monday morning. The company's Falcon 9 rocket, with a used first stage, launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force at 12:29 a.m. Monday. The rocket will carry the SES-12 satellite to orbit for the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES. The satellite is headed for geostationary orbit, about 22,300 miles above Earth's surface, and will provide video and data services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region, SES representatives said. The launch was originally scheduled for early Wednesday morning, and then postponed again to early Friday. But the company announced the need for additional tests to the rocket's upper stage. The first stage has flown once before, in September 2017, carrying the robotic...