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George Floyd death: TV and radio stations mark ‘Blackout Tuesday’

George Floyd death: TV and radio stations mark ‘Blackout Tuesday’

Entertainment
Radio stations and TV channels have changed their programmes to mark "Blackout Tuesday", reflecting on George Floyd's death in police custody.BBC Radio 1Xtra is hosting a series of discussions and debates in support of the black community, with song choices that reflect black pride and identity.Many record labels and music stars have gone quiet to observe the initiative.MTV will go silent for eight minutes - the length of time a white police officer knelt on Mr Floyd's neck.The gesture will be replicated on other channels including VH1 and Comedy Central, while 4 Music will pause its output once an hour throughout the day.There will also be moments of reflection on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2, while commercial radio stations includin...
How UK’s biggest radio show now comes from home

How UK’s biggest radio show now comes from home

Entertainment
You wouldn't normally hear a tractor driving past or birds tweeting in the background of Ken Bruce's BBC Radio 2 show.But, if you listen closely, those are just a few sounds you might be able to pick up on now the presenter is broadcasting from his Oxfordshire home."I do live in dread of the binmen arriving or the Royal Air Force flying over in extremely noisy Chinooks as they do sometimes," Bruce laughs. "But so far it's been fine."Bruce's mid-morning show on Radio 2 - which he has hosted continuously since 1992, following an earlier stint in the 1980s - is particularly popular at the moment as more listeners turn to the radio while confined to their homes."At a time like this, people want to hear the news, but they don't want i...
L3Harris nabs $383.2M to provide man pack radio systems for Marines

L3Harris nabs $383.2M to provide man pack radio systems for Marines

Business
March 10 (UPI) -- L3 Harris Technologies was awarded a $ 383.2 million Navy contract for the purchase of radio systems for the U.S. Marine Corps, according to the Department of Defense. Under the contract, the Navy will purchase L3 Harris high frequency radio systems with National Security Agency certified Type 1 encryption, radio ancillaries, provisioning kits and required documentation and training. Included in the purchase are: L3 Harris portable HF receiver transmitters (RF-300H-MP man pack systems); vehicle-based HF systems (based around a RF-300H-MP); transit case HF systems (based around a RF-300H-MP); and their components. L3 launched the RF-300H man pack radio system in 2017 to improve high-frequency tactical communications by transmitting high-level security images, maps and ot...
Radio telescope measures aurorae in distant planetary system

Radio telescope measures aurorae in distant planetary system

Science
Feb. 18 (UPI) -- With the help of a powerful radio telescope in the Netherlands, scientists have developed a new way to study the environment around exoplanets. Using the Low Frequency Array radio telescope, scientists for the first time detected and analyzed radio emissions produced by interactions between a star and one of its planets. Scientists used observations captured by the HARPS-N telescope in Spain to confirm the emissions weren't caused by interactions between the star and a stellar companion. The radio signatures detected by the LOFAR telescope are similar to the electromagnetic signatures produced by an aurora on Earth. The research, described this week in both Nature Astronomy and Astrophysical Journal Letters, focused on red dwarfs. In addition to being the most abundant ...
British radio antenna arrives at space station

British radio antenna arrives at space station

Science
The UK's first industrial contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) was delivered on Tuesday. The communications antenna is part of a consignment of supplies that is due to arrive on a Cygnus freighter. Made by MDA UK, the Columbus Ka-band (COLKa) Terminal will enable astronauts to connect with scientists and family on Earth at home broadband speeds.The equipment will be fixed to the exterior of Europe's ISS science module in a few weeks' time.This should improve substantially on current arrangements for radio links."At the moment, the communications from Columbus go through the American data relay satellites, but those satellites are prioritised for US use. This gives Europe some independence," David Kenyon, the mana...