Daily Archives: 23.09.2020

Review: Orphans in Space

Orphans in Space is a two-DVD set with an eclectic collection of little-known space-related films. Review: Orphans in Space by Glen E. SwansonMonday, September 21, 2020 Orphans in Space: Forgotten Films from the Final FrontierDVD2012, The Orphans Film Project In early April, while doing research for an article (see “‘Space, the final frontier’: Star Trek and the national space rhetoric of Eisenhower, ...

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Weather 70% Favorable, As ULA Aims for Delta IV Heavy Launch Early Saturday

The 300-foot-tall (100-meter) Mobile Service Tower (MST), at right, is pictured during its rollback in readiness for August’s launch attempt. Photo Credit: ULA After a record-breaking ten months at the launch complex, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy finally looks ready to go in the opening minutes of Saturday morning. Liftoff of the 235-foot-tall (72-meter) triple-barreled behemoth—laden with ...

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What Would Happen if Bitcoin Crashed? Not Much

As the price of bitcoin rises and falls, some are left wondering what would happen if the coveted cryptocurrency crashed. According to a video from CoinTelegraph, a crash for bitcoin would have no impact on the world economy whatsoever. With a market cap of $137 billion USD and 40 percent of all bitcoin being held by just 1,000 people, according ...

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Living wage to remain unchanged for coming year

The difference between the Living Wage and current national minimum wage is €2.20 per hour The Living Wage rate is to remain unchanged at €12.30 per hour for the coming year, following fresh calculations. The change to the rate is determined by the fluctuation of living costs and taxation. It is calculated by the Living Wage Technical Group (LWTG), which ...

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Plans underway for new polar ice and snow topography mission

(21 September 2020 – ESA) Monitoring the cryosphere is essential to fully assess, predict and adapt to climate variability and change. Given the importance of this fragile component of the Earth system, today ESA, along with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space, have signed a contract to develop the Copernicus Polar Ice and Snow Topography Altimeter mission, known ...

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Ireland ‘will not be a winner’ from global tax reform

Pascal Saint-Amans said bigger countries will benefit more from the proposed tax reforms than smaller countries like Ireland Ireland will not be a winner from the proposed reform of the global digital and corporation tax system, the man leading the process at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said. Pascal Saint-Amans told an Institute of International and ...

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