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NASA plans to wow the public with new moon landing video, images

NASA plans to wow the public with new moon landing video, images

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., April 2 (UPI) -- NASA has started intense planning to capture public attention with high-definition video, photos and possible live streaming from the moon during upcoming Artemis missions. Grainy delayed footage -- sometimes in black and white only -- was a hallmark of the first Apollo moon landing in 1969. But even that captured 650 million viewers around the globe. Advertisement Artemis moon missions will feature images more like the heart-pounding video of the Mars rover Perseverance parachuting and blasting its way to the Red Planet's surface on Feb. 18, according to Artemis astronaut Scott Tingle. "I hope to be on the moon missions, but if I'm not, I'm going to be glued to my TV and I'm going to be watching almost everything that comes down," Tingle told UPI in an int...

Stock trading app company Robinhood files plan to go public

Technology
Stock trading app company Robinhood says it has submitted a confidential plan to go public later this yearByThe Associated PressMarch 23, 2021, 10:17 PM• 2 min readCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Stock trading app company Robinhood said Tuesday that it has submitted a confidential plan to go public later this year.The company based in Menlo Park, California, filed the paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission while at the center of a battle between online activist retail investors and institutional investors over companies such as GameStop and AMC Entertainment. Robinhood had to restrict trading of those companies earlier in the year, and has been subject to congressional investigations.Robinhood did not disclose the size of its initial public offering, or where it plans to trade its stock....
Dominic Cummings and the £400m public bailout to rescue imperilled satellite internet firm

Dominic Cummings and the £400m public bailout to rescue imperilled satellite internet firm

Technology
This Thursday, three dozen satellites will be fired into space from a launch station in a desolate corner of eastern Russia, less than a hundred miles from the northern Chinese border.Each a little bigger than a fridge, they are attached to a Russian rocket which will travel 750 miles up into what is known as low Earth orbit. Here they will stay, at an altitude 30 times closer than that of more traditional communication satellites, in a zone previously the domain of international space stations and the Hubble telescope, and if all goes well provide internet connectivity, in time, to every corner of the globe. Image: A Russian rocket will be used to take the UK bankrolled satellites 750 miles up They are a marvel of innovation and tech...
Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same

Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same

Health
PA MediaThe prime minister is to receive his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after reassuring the public it was "safe".Boris Johnson, 56, has urged people to get inoculated and said England's roadmap out of lockdown was "on track".He said there was "no change" to the plan despite a drop in vaccine supply.Several European countries are to resume using the AstraZeneca jab after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirmed it was "safe and effective".The regulator reviewed the vaccine amid fears about blood clots, but said it was "not associated" with a higher risk and the benefits outweighed any risks.When will it be my turn to be vaccinated?Why is the EU warning the UK over vaccines?How will we know Covid vaccines are safe?Mr Johnson told a Downing Street conference o...
Cumbria coal mine: Public inquiry after government U-turn

Cumbria coal mine: Public inquiry after government U-turn

Science
West Cumbria Mining CompanyA public inquiry has been announced into plans for the first new deep coal mine in the UK for decades.The government had previously decided not to intervene in the project near Whitehaven in Cumbria, which was in the hands of local officials.But ministers have taken control because of "increased" controversy.Green campaigners say the mine will increase carbon emissions and send the wrong signal in the run-up to a UK-hosted climate conference in October.The Woodhouse Colliery would extract coking coal for the steel industry from the seabed off St Bees, with a processing plant at Kells, in Whitehaven.New coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'Why the battle for British coal matters to the worldMinister rapped for allowing new coal mine Cumbria County Council coun...