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UK has new highest peak after measurement error

UK has new highest peak after measurement error

Technology
Britain has a new highest mountain after new data showed measurements from old overland surveys were inaccurate.It was thought until this point that Mount Jackson was the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory at 3,184m (10,444ft) above sea level.However, new satellite data by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) shows Mount Hope is the tallest mountain, at 3,239m (10,654ft).The new data reveals Mount Hope as being 55m taller than Mount Jackson and 377m higher than previously thought.The discovery was made during work by BAS to update planning maps for pilots operating in Antarctica.New high-resolution satellite measurements, accurate to within five metres, show there are several errors in the old overland surveys.Adrian Fox, head of mapping and geographic information at BAS, said: ...
Apple shares peak as iPhone X goes on sale in UK

Apple shares peak as iPhone X goes on sale in UK

Business
Apple has shrugged off concerns about production delays on the new iPhone X by reporting a 19% rise in profit to $ 10.7bn (£8.2bn).Revenues were also up by 12% to $ 52.6bn (£40.2bn) in the fourth quarter ending 30 September - an increase of 12% during the same period last year.Analysts on average were expecting total revenue of $ 50.7bn (£38.8bn).Image:Staff high-five customers as the phone goes on sale in Tokyo, JapanThe company's shares rose 4% in after-hours trading on Thursday to hit an all-time high - as its 10th anniversary iPhone X went on sale in the UK on Friday and in many Asian markets, with Apple chief executive Tim Cook reporting "very strong" orders.At a cost of £999, it is Apple's most expensive handset with features including an edge-to-edge screen and a face ID unlocking s
Stock market investors with more than $1 million have reached a bullish peak

Stock market investors with more than $1 million have reached a bullish peak

Finance
By one closely watched measure of valuation, Alan Greenspan's irrational exuberance warning should be keeping investors near the sell button. But as the Dow Jones Industrial Average passes the 23,500 mark, there is no fear among investors with a million dollars or more in the market. New survey results show they are as confident in the U.S. economy and stocks as they have been at any point this year, with 74 percent of million-dollar market accounts bullish on the fourth quarter, up from 61 percent who were bullish in the prior quarter. Even as some readings show a wide gap between the bulls and bears — the biggest gap between market optimists and pessimists since Black Monday — the bullish mood is most pronounced among older million-dollar investors, who have been around for more than a f
Perseid meteor shower set to peak at weekend

Perseid meteor shower set to peak at weekend

Science
The Perseid meteor shower will peak over the weekend, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky.Astronomers say hundreds of meteors will streak across the sky in a display that may be visible around the world.The Perseid meteor shower occurs every July and August as the Earth passes debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet.The BBC Weather centre said it would peak from 23:00 BST on Saturday and could be seen in most parts of the UK.However, experts say the Perseids could be harder to see this year as the Moon will be three-quarters full.Robin Scagell, vice president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, said he was still hopeful of a good display. "We can look forward to a decent display, even though they aren't going to be raining down from the sky."The Perse...