Firefly’s Alpha rocket reaches orbit on second launch

KIHEI, Hawaii — Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha launch vehicle reached orbit on its second launch Oct. 1, more than a year after the vehicle’s first launch failed. The Alpha rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:01 a.m. Eastern. The rocket’s upper stage achieved orbit nearly eight minutes later. After a circularization burn, the upper stage deployed its payloads, … Continue reading Firefly’s Alpha rocket reaches orbit on second launch

Ukraine says power facility near Kyiv damaged in Russian attack

Ukrainian official urges residents in Kyiv and three neighbouring regions to reduce energy consumption during peak evening hours. A missile attack seriously damaged a key energy facility near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, the country’s grid operator has said, as the Russian military strove to cut power in far-flung populated areas while also defending against Ukrainian counterattacks in occupied regions. Kyiv’s regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba said on … Continue reading Ukraine says power facility near Kyiv damaged in Russian attack

Elon Musk U-turns, says will keep funding Starlink in Ukraine

Founder of SpaceX says although Starlink is losing money, he will ‘just keep funding Ukraine gov’t for free’, a day after suggesting he cannot. Elon Musk has announced his company will continue to pay for Starlink satellite internet services in war-torn Ukraine a day after suggesting he cannot keep funding the project. “The hell with it,” the world’s richest man wrote on Saturday on Twitter. “Even though … Continue reading Elon Musk U-turns, says will keep funding Starlink in Ukraine

“Nobody knows where tomorrow will fly to.” What caused concern at the Zaporizhzhia NPP in the IAEA – BBC News Ukraine

This week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published a report on the results of its mission’s visit to the Zaporizhia NPP. And although the experts did not record any critical damage near the station that could lead to the release of radiation, they recommended that the shelling of the ZNPP be stopped immediately. The BBC says that the IAEA inspectors are most worried at … Continue reading “Nobody knows where tomorrow will fly to.” What caused concern at the Zaporizhzhia NPP in the IAEA – BBC News Ukraine

US gov’t appeals halt of Trump’s classified files review

Justice Department asks a court to lift an order barring it from reviewing secret documents seized from ex-president’s Florida home The US Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to let it resume reviewing classified materials seized in an FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate. In the filing before the US court of appeals on Friday, the Justice Department said it should halt an … Continue reading US gov’t appeals halt of Trump’s classified files review

Putin warns of ‘serious response’ to Ukraine ‘terror acts’

After repeated military gains by Ukrainian forces, the Russian leader pledges to ‘end restraint’ and intensify ‘special military operation’. Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to stay the course in his campaign against Ukraine, warning if counterattacks continue a “more serious” military response will be unleashed. Putin remained steadfast despite strong evidence that his forces incurred heavy losses in the Ukraine counteroffensive this month. The Russian … Continue reading Putin warns of ‘serious response’ to Ukraine ‘terror acts’

Apple is too strict with copy and paste in iOS 16

In my time using iOS 16 so far, I’ve generally been very pleased with the new features and improvements. The customizable lock screen is fun. Removing the background of images just by holding down on a picture’s subject still hasn’t gotten old. But only a few days after the new software rolled out, I’ve already found my biggest frustration: iOS now asks if it’s okay to paste an … Continue reading Apple is too strict with copy and paste in iOS 16

Google closes half of the projects in its startup incubator Area 120 – now it will focus only on the field of AI

Speaking at the Code Conference last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company needs to become 20% more efficient. This statement was perceived in the industry as an announcement of a reduction in the number of personnel. Now these assumptions began to be confirmed. It has become known that Google is cutting projects in its research unit known as Area 120. The company informed … Continue reading Google closes half of the projects in its startup incubator Area 120 – now it will focus only on the field of AI

Scientists have found out how the dangerous journey of the Earth through the Milky Way affects the planet

New research shows that Earth’s geology is influenced by comets that fall every 200 million years as the planet passes through the spiral arms of our galaxy. Scientists believe that Earth’s journey through the Milky Way may have greatly affected the planet’s geology. Scientists have come to the conclusion that during the passage of the planet through the spiral arms of the Milky Way, every … Continue reading Scientists have found out how the dangerous journey of the Earth through the Milky Way affects the planet

Queen Elizabeth II has died

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. Her son King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a “moment of … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II has died