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Cassini conducts last picture show

Cassini conducts last picture show

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceEngineers now have a precise expectation of when they will lose contact with the Cassini probe. The spacecraft is being ditched in the atmosphere of Saturn on Friday, bringing to an end 13 amazing years of discovery at the ringed planet. The team hopes to receive a signal for as long as possible while the satellite plummets into the giant world. But the radio will likely go dead at about 6 seconds after 04:55 local time here at mission control in California. That is 11:55:06 GMT (12:55:06 BST). This is the time that antennas on Earth lose contact. Because of the finite speed of light and the 1.4 billion km distance to Saturn, the event in space will actually have occurred 83 minutes earlier. "The spacecraft's final signal will be like an echo. I...
What's on show at controversial arms fair?

What's on show at controversial arms fair?

Technology
Arms manufacturers will gather in London this week to grease palms and prepare sales of controversial defence and security equipment.More than 1,600 exhibitors from 54 countries are attending the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) at ExCeL.Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, will speak at the event alongside the chiefs of staff of the UK's armed forces.In 2015/16, the Ministry of Defence spent nearly £19bn, accounting for over 40% of all UK government procurement spend and representing the fifth largest defence budget in the world.Here is what will be on show.:: Surveillance technologyImage:The Dataminr service analyses millions of tweets every hour Among the controversial companies keen to grab a slice of that ver
James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceJames Blunt set sail over the audience at Radio 2's Hyde Park festival on Sunday - perched precariously inside a rubber dinghy.The star's take on crowd-surfing came at the end of a mid-afternoon set, which featured the hits You're Beautiful, Bonfire Heart and 1973.But he came to a sticky end when the Union Jack dinghy capsized about 30 rows back from the stage."Can we have him back, please?" compere Ken Bruce asked the crowd.Blunt later emerged unscathed, after posing for selfies with (some of) the 35,000-strong audience.Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: Full coverageRadio 2's rain-soaked "festival in a day" also saw performances from Stereophonics, Rick Astley, Emeli Sande and Blondie.And country star Shania Twain gave her first UK performance in 13 ye...
Satellite images show wildfire smoke spreading across United States

Satellite images show wildfire smoke spreading across United States

Science
Sept. 5 (UPI) -- As showcased by new data and images collected by NASA satellites, wildfire smoke has spread out across much of the United States.More than 80 large wildfires are burning in nine Western states. As a result, many residents of the Western United States are dealing with poor air quality. Wildfire smoke can carry a number of harmful chemicals into the atmosphere, including methanol, benzene and ozone.According to AirNow, the Environmental Protection Agency's Air Quality Index website, large portions of California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho are blanketed by "hazardous" air.But not all of the smoke billowing into the atmosphere is staying put. West-to-east jet stream winds have carried large quantities of ash and soot across the heart of the country.Data collected by an ozone...
‘Bake Off without Mary’s just like Baywatch without Pammy’ Snoop Dogg SLAMS hit show

‘Bake Off without Mary’s just like Baywatch without Pammy’ Snoop Dogg SLAMS hit show

Entertainment
GETTYFAVOURITE: Snoop Dogg can't stand GBBO without Mary BerryThe hip hop star, who has previously referred to the former judge as his “homegirl”, said the revamped show was like Baywatch without its star Pamela Anderson.The latest series, which started on Channel 4 last week with new judge Prue Leith and presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, has had a mixed reaction.But Snoop told the Daily Star Sunday: “The Great British Bake Off without Mary Berry for me is like Baywatch when Pamela Anderson left.REXSTUNNING: Snoop said it's like watching Baywatch without Pamela Anderson “The Great British Bake Off without Mary Berry for me is like Baywatch when Pamela Anderson left” Snoop Dogg“Sure you know the show will probably survive, but you know for real it’s never