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Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock

Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock

Science
Nasa has put a miniaturised atomic clock in orbit that it believes can revolutionise deep-space navigation. About the size of a toaster, the device is said to have 50 times the stability of existing space clocks, such as those flown in GPS satellites. If the technology proves itself over the next year, Nasa will install the clock in future planetary probes. The timepiece was one of 24 separate deployments from a Falcon Heavy rocket that launched from Florida on Tuesday. The other passengers on the flight were largely also demonstrators. They included a small spacecraft to test a new type of "green" rocket fuel, and another platform that aims to propel itself via the pressure of sunlight caught in a large membrane; what's often ca...
Lakeside-owner Intu puts Green’s Arcadia on brink

Lakeside-owner Intu puts Green’s Arcadia on brink

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Sir Philip Green's plan to save his high street empire from collapse edged closer to failure on Tuesday when its second-biggest landlord indicated it would oppose a last-gasp rescue deal.Sky News has learnt that Intu Properties, which owns the Lakeside and Trafford Centre shopping centres, has informed Arcadia Group that a compromise deal aimed at winning over sceptical property-owners had not persuaded it to support a proposed Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). The move inches Arcadia, which needs the support of 75% of creditors at a rescheduled vote on Wednesday, to the brink of administration, and casts renewed doubt over 18,000 high street jobs.Intu's decision, which insiders said would not be reversed ahead of the v...
Boots review puts 200 stores at risk of closure

Boots review puts 200 stores at risk of closure

Business
More than 200 Boots stores across the UK could be closed by its American owners Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) in a bid to cut costs.The shops - which are in areas where Boots has more than one store - are under review for possible closure.It is understood the review will take place over the next 12 to 18 months. Boots said it did not have "a major programme envisaged" but was always reviewing "underperforming stores and opportunities for consolidation"."We are being realistic about the future and that we will need to be agile to adapt to the changing landscape," it added.The chain has 2,485 stores across the UK, employing about 56,000 staff.'Lack of investment'Patrick O'Brien, retail research director at GlobalData warned Boots' review could be too late ...
SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device The SpaceX company has begun the roll-out of its orbiting broadband system.A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida late on Thursday, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.Entrepreneur Elon Musk's firm aims eventually to loft nearly 12,000 spacecraft for its "Starlink" network.SpaceX is one of several commercial outfits with permission to fly an internet mega-constellation.Others include the UK-based start-up OneWeb, which began its roll-out in February with six operational spacecraft.Online retailer Amazon also has ambitions in this market. It's working on a 3,200-satellite proposal known as Project Kuiper. All the co...
Peek-a-boob! Demi Rose puts on mind-boggling display in COMPLETELY frontless dress

Peek-a-boob! Demi Rose puts on mind-boggling display in COMPLETELY frontless dress

Entertainment
The brunette beauty is always ramping up the sex appeal with her shocking outfits, and her latest look is no different.Opting for a near X-rated display, Demi gave onlookers an eye-full as she flashed her assets in the low-cut minidress.As her bulging chest poured out of the frontless ensemble, Demi struggled to contain her bust as she narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction.With the open front, the material barely touched her chest, allowing her to only just cover her intimates. Related Articles As she ditched the bra and let her boobs fall free, the babe strutted her way through the street as she commanded all the attention.Flaunting her pins in the teeny minidress, she ditched the boobs or legs rule and kicked up a flesh-flashing frenzy.Adding a fluffy jacket and a pair of heels to t...