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Is this how next generation of RAF jets will look?

Is this how next generation of RAF jets will look?

Technology
A concept model for a new fighter jet has been unveiled by the British government at the Farnborough International Air Show. Named Tempest, the jet can be either flown by a pilot or operated remotely.The aircraft is the beginnings of work on the next generation of combat aircraft which will eventually replace the current Typhoon jets.That won't happen until 2035 at least but the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced an initial £2bn for further research."We have been a world leader in the combat air sector for a century, with an enviable array of skills and technology, and this strategy makes clear that we are determined to make sure it stays that way. Image: New aircraft will replace the current Typhoon jets ...
A look inside the rescue effort to save boys trapped inside Thailand cave

A look inside the rescue effort to save boys trapped inside Thailand cave

World
In northern Thailand, rescuers are working around the clock to save 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped inside a partly flooded cave for almost two weeks. New images and video taken from inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave show crews with flashlights and equipment, struggling to wade through the floodwater's powerful currents as they prepare for a potential operation to rescue the group in the coming days. After days of heavy rain, rescuers took advantage of the relatively dry weather by pumping out as much floodwater as possible from the cave. Meanwhile, crews are working to divert any water flows in the area from entering the cave. The images also show crews installing dive lines and leaving extra air tanks along the path that rescuers may use to get the boys and...
Why does India's air look different from space?

Why does India's air look different from space?

Science
There is something very distinct about the air over India and the surrounding countries in South Asia. It is the presence of formaldehyde - a colourless gas that is naturally released by vegetation but also from a number of polluting activities. The elevated concentrations have been observed by Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite, which was launched last October to track air quality worldwide. It is information that will inform policies to clean up the atmosphere. Compared to the major constituents like nitrogen and oxygen, the formaldehyde signal is actually very small; in every billion air molecules just a few will be CH₂O. But it can be a signifier of more general pollution problems, says Isabelle De Smedt from the Royal ...
Rockies, Rangers look for elusive series win

Rockies, Rangers look for elusive series win

Sports
Not much has gone right for Texas in the past week, but three things that the Rangers have been lacking aligned on Saturday to allow them to earn a 5-2 victory over Colorado that snapped a season-long seven-game losing streak. First the Rangers got excellent starting pitching from Mike Minor. Then they forged a five-run rally in the seventh and eighth inning -- with Adrian Beltre's triple in the latter the coup de gras -- to sweep to the lead. And lastly, Texas closer Keone Kela earned his 15th save in 15 chances to cement the win for the Rangers. It was Texas first home win since June 6 against Oakland and the Rangers' 12th come-from-behind victory of the season, nine of which have come in their final at-bat. Both teams have a chance to garner a much-needed series win when they concl...