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Bloodhound takes first drive across the desert

Bloodhound takes first drive across the desert

Science
The Bloodhound supersonic car has completed its first drive across the Hakskeen dry lake in South Africa.Pilot Andy Green took the jet-powered vehicle on a gentle 100mph (160km/h) shakedown test run on Friday. Bloodhound is in Northern Cape for high-speed trials as it works towards an assault on the land speed record next year.That mark - of 763mph (1,228km/h) - was set 22 years ago, also by Andy Green, in the Thrust SSC car.Thrust broke the sound barrier in the process - the first, and only, car to have achieved the feat. Bloodhound will be run at progressively faster and faster speeds in the coming days as engineers seek to verify its design and the proper working of its subsystems. With a Euro...
Dina Asher-Smith wins World Championships women’s 100m silver; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes gold

Dina Asher-Smith wins World Championships women’s 100m silver; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes gold

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2019 World Athletics ChampionshipsVenue: Khalifa International Stadium, Doha Dates: 27 September-6 OctoberCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website and app; Listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live; Live streams, clips and text commentary online.Dina Asher-Smith became the first British woman to win an individual World Championships sprint medal in 36 years as she claimed silver in the 100m final with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking gold.It is the 23-year-old's first major global medal outdoors with the 200m to follow, where sh...
‘We will do whatever it takes’: Saudi minister on Iran threat

‘We will do whatever it takes’: Saudi minister on Iran threat

World
The Saudi minister for foreign affairs has told Sky News his country will do whatever it takes to defend itself against Iran.In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir also confirmed that Saudi Arabia is consulting with the UK about military support. "We have a responsibility to defined our country and to ensure that no harm comes to our country and our peoples," the minister said. Inside...
SLS: Nasa’s giant ‘Moon rocket’ takes shape

SLS: Nasa’s giant ‘Moon rocket’ takes shape

Science
Nasa has finished assembling the main structural components for its largest rocket since the Apollo-era Saturn V.Engineers at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans connected the last of five sections that make up the core of the Space Launch System (SLS).The rocket will be used to send an uncrewed Orion craft to the Moon, in a flight expected to launch in 2021.This will pave the way for crewed missions, with a landing in 2024.The last piece of the SLS' 64m (212ft) -tall core stage was the complicated engine section. This will serve as the attachment point for the four powerful RS-25 engines, which are capable of producing two million pounds of thrust (9 meganewtons).The RS-25 engines, built by Sacramento, Ca...
Box CEO says he’ll work collaboratively with Starboard after activist investor takes big stake

Box CEO says he’ll work collaboratively with Starboard after activist investor takes big stake

Finance
Aaron LevieDan Edblom | CNBCBox co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie told CNBC on Thursday that his company will take a collaborative approach to working with activist hedge fund Starboard Value, which disclosed a 7.5% stake in the cloud software provider earlier this week."We're very aligned with Starboard's interests," Levie said in an interview on "Closing  Bell." Box's stock price has jumped more than 15% in the two trading days since Starboard's announcement and ticked up further in extended trading on Thursday.Levie declined to discuss the nature of the conversations between Box and Starboard. He said the company, which provides cloud-based collaboration and file-sharing software is focused on accelerating growth and improving profitability while cutting back on sales and marketing c...