GD BIW launches DDG 1000

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GD BIW launches DDG 1000

October 30, 2013—General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy’s first Zumwalt-class destroyer October 28 at its Bath, ME, shipyard. The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) went from Bath Iron Works’ land-level construction facility to a floating dry dock on Friday. Once loaded into the dry dock, the dock was flooded and the ship was removed from its specially designed cradle. By late Monday, the dock had been flooded and the ship was floated off and tied to a pier on the Kennebec River.

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The seasickness is wearing off

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* Tactical battle on the Bay of Biscay is temporarily appeased
* Conditions are challenging for the organisers
* The first boats are expected to arrive in Sada (near La Coruña) tomorrow evening or over night

After twenty-four hours of racing in north-westly and westly winds accompanied by chaotic seas the Minis have at last begun to see some pleasant sailing conditions. Between the excitement of the start, the stress of the weather conditions and the reality of life aboard, many competitors have suffered from seasickness during the initial hours of the race. The wind is dropping and the pain is easing so now the tactical battle begins.

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Scientists Discover the First Earth-size Rocky Planet

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This illustration compares Earth with the newly confirmed scorched world of Kepler-78b. Kepler-78b is about 20 percent larger than Earth and is 70% more massive. Kepler-78b whizzes around its host star every 8.5 hours, making it a blazing inferno. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth. Kepler-78b whizzes around its host star every 8.5 hours, making it a blazing inferno and not suitable for life as we know it. The results are published in two papers in the journal Nature.

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Here They Go Again – Time to Change Our Tactics

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Tomorrow is yet another day for Congress to decide whether they are going to stand with the American people or whether they are going to live above the law that they forced onto the American people. Will they live under Obamacare – the law they passed against the will of the American people – or do they claim the exemption granted unilaterally by President Obama?

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Lockheed Martin Cyber Solution Enables Secure Data Sharing Between Top Secret and Unclassified Security Domains

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PHOENIX, Oct. 30, 2013 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has developed a cyber security solution that allows intelligence to be securely shared among personnel working at all security levels — from highly classified intelligence sites to unclassified users in the field. This high assurance information solution, called Trusted Sentinel, allows data to be manually and/or automatically transferred between two or more differing security domains by using a single consolidated configuration of hardware and software.

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Swarm launch postponed

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All three Swarm satellites in vertical positions, ready to join the launch adapter. The constellation is being prepared for launch in Plesetsk, Russia.

30 October 2013

The launch of ESA’s magnetic field mission from Plesetsk, Russia, has been postponed by about a week.

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Urgent Notice of Special Industry Briefing – NSW Government – Health Retrieval Helicopter Network – 8 Nov ‘13.

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Due to the importance of the manner in which future HEMS maybe contracted out in Australia, the AHIA has decided to include this notice to all those on our listings. Included are the 2,000 + international readers and most global news and media providers. This is a free service by the AHIA to ensure we support the Australian helicopter industry as per our Charter.

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