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Kentucky firm plans orbital mini space station in two years

Kentucky firm plans orbital mini space station in two years

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- A Kentucky space firm that conducts science experiments on the International Space Station has plans to launch its own miniature, automated orbital research platform in about two years. Lexington-based Space Tango already has small research containers, or CubeLabs, on the space station. Bustling business and growing need for such experiments in microgravity led the company to plan its own space station, founder and CEO Twyman Clements said. Advertisement "As we the scale of our business grows across a number of uses, having a dedicated spacecraft for manufacturing is the way to go," Clements said in an interview Friday. He declined to say how much the company would spend on the project or how much each spacecraft might cost. Founded in 2014 by Clements, an...
Primark bets on last year’s fashion for April reopening

Primark bets on last year’s fashion for April reopening

Business
Getty ImagesPrimark owner Associated British Foods says it hopes to offload millions of pounds worth of clothing stock when its shops reopen in England on 12 April.The High Street giant does not offer online sales and says it expects to have lost £1.1bn in sales due to the latest lockdown closures.It plans to sell more than £400m of last year's stock to help plug the gap.Primark said its 153 stores would reopen in England on 12 April, and in Scotland on 26 April.Unlike rivals, the retailer had no online operation to shift stock when stores were closed during lockdowns.But Primark is not set up to sell online, and has said the costs involved in distribution and sales online would mean price rises for customers. Primark's £1.1bn sales drop contrasts with online only fashion retailers such a
French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

Entertainment
French dance duo Daft Punk have split up, after 28 years of making electronic music together.The band's long-time publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the split to Sky News but did not give a reason for the separation. Founded in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as part of the French house music movement, the pair have been notoriously press-shy since 1999.[embedded content] Well known for the use of headwear and helmets to protect their identities, TV appearances and interviews have been few and far between.They announced the breakup in an eight-minute video titled Epilogue, featuring footage from their 2006 sci-fi film Electroma. ...
Kimye is no more – Kim and Kanye to ‘amicably’ split after almost seven years of marriage

Kimye is no more – Kim and Kanye to ‘amicably’ split after almost seven years of marriage

Entertainment
Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from her rapper husband Kanye West after nearly seven years of marriage.A Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Kardashian filed the divorce papers on Friday. A representative for the 40-year-old reality TV star also confirmed that she had filed papers. Image: The couple had reportedly been living separately for several months. Pic: AP The grounds for the divorce were not immediately known.TMZ said sources called the divorce "amicable," saying Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's four children, which West is "fine" with. ...
Myanmar coup: Protesters face up to 20 years in prison under new law

Myanmar coup: Protesters face up to 20 years in prison under new law

World
ReutersMyanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years in prison if they obstruct the armed forces.Long sentences and fines will also apply to those found to incite "hatred or contempt" towards the coup leaders, the military said.The legal changes were announced as armoured vehicles appeared on the streets of several cities.Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in protests in recent days.The demonstrators are demanding the release from detention of their elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, also known as Burma.What will the military do now?The shooting of a young protester'Down with the military - release our leaders!' On Monday, Ms Suu Kyi's lawyer said she would be det...