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NASA spacewalk Sunday will prepare for new solar power

NASA spacewalk Sunday will prepare for new solar power

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover Jr. participated in a 7-hour space walk outside the International Space Station on Sunday. About 250 miles above the Earth, the spacewalk began at 6:12 a.m. ET and ended at 1:16 p.m. Advertisement They took the first steps toward a major addition to the International Space Station's solar panels. NASA plans to deliver six panels in a SpaceX cargo capsule starting in June. Glover and Rubins have conducted two spacewalks previously. For Glover all three were since his arrival to the ISS in November and Rubins both during her first time in 2016. In all, 235 spacewalks have been performed from the ISS. Rubins will also team up with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi for a spacewalk on Friday. Fo...

How the Texas power grid failed and what could stop it from happening again

Finance
Karla Perez and Esperanza Gonzalez warm up by a barbecue grill during power outage caused by the winter storm on February 16, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather, power outages and traffic accidents to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation.Go Nakamura | Getty ImagesMillions in Texas are still in the dark following the deadly winter storm that caused the state's worst blackouts in decades, leaving households without power as temperatures dropped to record lows. While the state scrambles to restore power, questions are arising about why Texas was so ill-equipped, and what can be done to ensure this doesn't happen again. A confluence of factors led to the historic blackouts, and officials a...
PNB expects Rs 3,800 cr recovery from Bhushan Power resolution; sees good amount from DHFL too

PNB expects Rs 3,800 cr recovery from Bhushan Power resolution; sees good amount from DHFL too

Finance
NEW DELHI: State-owned (PNB) is expecting to recover a substantial Rs 3,800 crore from Bhushan Power and Steel under debt resolution in NCLT, which will help it achieve the target of Rs 8,000 crore cash recoveries during this fiscal, its managing director and CEO S S Mallikarjuna Rao said. Besides, the city-based lender also hopes to make good recovery of its exposure in crisis-hit , which is undergoing a resolution process currently. Sticking to the bank's previous guidance on restricting the gross NPAs below 14 per cent and net NPAs lower than 5 per cent by the end of the current fiscal, Rao said there has been an improvement in collection efficiency as well in January after a dampened December. Across the banking industry, the collections were much better in October and November, befor...
CFP National Championship: Record-setters Smith, Saban power Alabama past Ohio State

CFP National Championship: Record-setters Smith, Saban power Alabama past Ohio State

Sports
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Alabama's Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith teamed up for record-setting performances to lead the Crimson Tide to a dominant 52-24 victory over Ohio State in Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship game. Smith set the record for the most catches in a title game by halftime of the victory at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Advertisement "Heaven knows what he would have done if he had played the whole game," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a postgame video conference. The Heisman Trophy winner had 12 grabs for 215 yards and three scores before he left the game in the third quarter due to a finger injury and did not return. Smith was named the Offensive Player of the Game. Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris also scored three touc...
Devin Haney is the Eddie Hearn prodigy with fearsome knockout power trained by Floyd Mayweather and is aiming to become billionaire boxer

Devin Haney is the Eddie Hearn prodigy with fearsome knockout power trained by Floyd Mayweather and is aiming to become billionaire boxer

Sports
Devin Haney is a prodigy in boxing who hasn’t nearly commanded the attention he should yet. Think about this: he has a record of 24-0 (15 KOs) at just 21 years old and is already the WBC lightweight champion. Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Haney is the WBC lightweight champion and it seems the world is his oyster In a sport where actions speak louder than words, he’s had an astounding start to his professional career. To do what he’s doing in, arguably, the most competitive division in the world should not be understated. He’s not managed by Floyd Mayweather like Gervonta Davis. He’s not an amateur sensation and pound-for-pound king like Vasyl Lomachenko. He is a young prodigy like Teofimo Lopez, but Lopez just dethroned Lomachenko to firmly take control of...