The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge Teams Reunite At 87º

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The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge teams have finally all reunited at 87º after adverse weather conditions delayed their journey from Novo Airbase to the start line. Unfortunately, a further logistical problem has hit the expedition as they find two of their support trucks still behind them after one of the truck’s suspension broke.

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UKIP threat revealed by poll of voters in key marginal

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Nigel Farage may decide Thanet South is where he could become Ukip’s first MP. Photograph: Rex
Ukip threat to Tories revealed by poll of voters in key marginal seat
Farage’s party beats Conservatives into third place in survey of constituency where Tory MP is quitting

Patrick Wintour, political editor
The Guardian, Tuesday 26 November 2013 22.38 GMT

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Aeroflot announces traffic statistics for October and 10M 2013

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· Aeroflot (the “Company”) passenger traffic reached 1.9 million passengers in October 2013, up 20.5% vs. October 2012. This brought the Company’s total passenger traffic for 10M 2013 to 17.6 million, up 18.6% year-on-year;

· Passenger turnover growth accelerated in October 2013, up 21.0% year-on-year to 5.4 billion revenue passenger kilometres, compared to 20.2% year-on-year for the 10M period;

· Capacity grew at a faster rate than turnover in October 2013, driven by the addition of new routes during the year. Passenger load factor in October 2013 was almost unchanged at 79.3% compared to October 2012;

· Aeroflot has added new aircraft to its fleet in 2013, including seven Airbus A320, three Airbus A321, two Boeing 737-800 and four Boeing 777, which also contributed to an increase in capacity of 21.1% in October 2013 vs. October 2012.

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UP Aerospace’ SL-8 Flies NASA Technology Experiments

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Members of the UP Aerospace ground grew roll back the moveable garage and payload integration facility to expose the launcher with the SL-8 sounding rocket mounted underneath. (NASA / Paul De Leon)

An enthusiastic group of suborbital space researchers arrived at Spaceport America in New Mexico in early November to prepare and load their experiments on an UP Aerospace rocket that would place their technologies in a space-like environment where they will eventually operate.

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Mini Transat – The great escape

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* Giancarlo Pedoti and Benoît Marie widen the gap
* Slow down for the entire series
* Five boats at over eight knots

The break is between the leading group and the rest of the fleet. The first six prototypes achieve a flawless course, allowing them to outrun their pursuers, while maintaining top speeds that are likely to protect them from any attacks. Performance The performance of Julien Pulvé (802 MExT-ICA) is most welcome as the Rochelais has made up lost time after his forced Lanzarote stop: still Sixth, he is now 245 miles ahead of Annabelle Boudinot (791 Agro650.org).

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Lighting the Paths Across the U.S.

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Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS and DMSP OLS data provided courtesy of Chris Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center)
Caption: Mike Carlowicz

Thanksgiving is a time for family, for feasting, and for gratitude in the United States. It is also a time when the nation’s transportation network is clogged with travelers. According to the American Automobile Association, an estimated 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles (80 kilometers) or more during Thanksgiving week, with the average round trip being 600 miles (1,000 kilometers). More than 90 percent of them will use cars or trucks, while the rest will ride planes or trains.

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ESA’s new vision to study the invisible Universe

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Released 28/11/2013 8:52 am
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Artist’s impression of a galaxy that is releasing material via two strong jets (shown in red/orange) as well as via wide-angle outflows (shown in gray/blue). Both jets and outflows are being driven by the black hole located at the galaxy’s centre.

Black holes, which lurk unseen at the centres of almost all galaxies, are regarded as one of the keys to understanding galaxy formation and evolution.

28 November 2013

The hot and energetic Universe and the search for elusive gravitational waves will be the focus of ESA’s next two large science missions, it was announced today.

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