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GE contracted for repair services on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft

GE contracted for repair services on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft

Business
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support has awarded General Electric with a contract for services in support of the F/A-18 E-F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.The $ 74 million contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday, is a six-month contract calling for "performance-based logistics requirements," repairs and program support.Specifically, the contract taps General Electric to support the repair of 773 F414 engine components of the F/A-18 E and F, as well as the EA-18G aircraft.The work, for the most part, will be completed at a variety of General Electric supplier locations, with some also expected to be done at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.Work on the contract is expected to be completed by June 2018, with the Nav...
3 Recipes to Make When You Feel Super Stressed

3 Recipes to Make When You Feel Super Stressed

Health
Try one of these nutrient-packed treats to take the edge off. When you’re feeling frazzled, it’s easy to be tempted by a handful of M&Ms, a couple of cookies, or an entire pint of ice cream. Stress and anxiety are known to trigger cravings, and not necessarily for a grain bowl or kale salad.But it is possible to harness those cravings for good: Turns out a handful of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can actually help relieve negative feelings. The magnesium, zinc, and omega-3s in nuts, for example, may help stabilize cortisol levels and keep your mood steady. Even dark chocolate (in moderation, of course) could help calm your nerves on harried days. "Research has shown that it c
Physicists discover super stable tri-anion particle

Physicists discover super stable tri-anion particle

Science
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered a new tri-anion particle, a type of particle with three more electrons than protons.The new particle is extremely stable and its discovery apply to a variety of applications in the fields of physics and chemistry. The imbalance between electrons and protons on all other tri-anions makes the particle inherently unstable.Tri-anion particles can often disrupt chemical reactions, as they refuse to take on any more electrons.Researchers discovered the particle through a computer middle. Scientists built the model to prove a stable tri-anion particle was theoretical property."This is very important in this field, nobody has ever found such a tri-anion," Dr. Puru Jena, a physics professor at VCU, said in a news rele...
Hubble spots black, super hot exoplanet

Hubble spots black, super hot exoplanet

Science
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- New analysis of an oft-studied exoplanet suggests the alien world reflect almost no light -- it's surface is pitch black, making it nearly invisible.A surface's reflectivity is known as its albedo. Researchers measured the albedo of WASP-12b using the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope."The measured albedo of WASP-12b is 0.064 at most," Taylor Bell, a grad student in astronomy at McGill University in Montreal, said in a news release. "This is an extremely low value, making the planet darker than fresh asphalt!"And like asphalt on a sunny summer day, WASP-12b gets extremely hot. The exoplanet is also about twice the size of Jupiter. Thus, scientists categorize the exoplanet as a "hot Jupiter."Few hot Jupiters are as hot as WASP-12b, which or...
Super League news: Widnes' Rangi Chase suspended after testing positive for cocaine

Super League news: Widnes' Rangi Chase suspended after testing positive for cocaine

Sports
Widnes' former Man of Steel Rangi Chase has been suspended after testing positive for cocaine.The 31-year-old former England stand-off, whose career has been blighted by controversy, failed a drugs test after his last appearance for the Vikings in their 36-8 home Super League defeat by Wakefield on July 14.A statement from the club said: "Widnes Vikings received notification from UK Anti-Doping and the Rugby Football League today that Rangi Chase tested positively for cocaine in a drugs test, following the recent fixture against Wakefield Trinity."As a consequence, under Rugby Football League anti-doping regulations, he has been suspended from all training and playing activity."The club fully respects this suspension and are currently reviewing this matter. There will be no further comment...