Warning: If you already have a fear of flying, just sit this one out. At 2:25am Monday local time, Singapore Airlines flight SQ368 took off for Milan, only to turn around hours later due to engine oil warning, according to the airline. But as soon as the plane touched down at Changi Airport in Singapore, passengers were greeted with this hellish scenario:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
It's a gas
Jeff Bezos announced today that his private spaceflight venture, Blue Origin, has begun construction on the new rocket manufacturing facility the company is building in Florida. The facility, which will span 750,000 square feet, will be used to build the company’s future orbital rocket, according to an email Bezos sent out today. Currently, Blue Origin’s only working vehicle, the New Shepard, can travel to and from suborbital space but cannot achieve orbit.
Western Digital's My Passport Ultra hard drives are now available with 4TB of storage, the company announced today. The new drive, which features USB 3.0 and comes with a three-year warranty, will cost you $140, which actually isn't too bad. Previously the drive was only available with up to 3TB of storage so it's a nice improvement for power users who eat up a ton of storage.
The company says it is also releasing 4TB versions of its My Passport Ultra Metal and My Passport for Mac drives before the fall, but there's no indication on how much those will cost yet. You can purchase the new 4TB My Passport Ultra from Western Digital's online store today.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
A rare wintertime rescue attempt at the South Pole has succeeded in bringing a sick contractor for the National Science Foundation (NSF) away from the frigid pole and to the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera Research Base, which is located on the Antarctic Peninsula, about 1,500 miles north of the pole, the NSF announced on Wednesday.
This was only the third-ever wintertime rescue attempt at the South Pole.
The 20-hour roundtrip flight from Rothera to the South Pole Station, where temperatures were close to minus-80 degrees Fahrenheit, was flown by a small de Havilland Twin Otter propellor plane. Read more...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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