Forthcoming Book ‘Death, Dynamite and Disaster: A Grisly British Railway History’

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Death, Dynamite and Disaster
A Grisly British Railway History
Rosa Matheson
To be published 1st May 2014, £9.99 Hardback
9780752492667
A collection of gruesome tales from
the early tracks of Britain
The early railways of Britain revolutionised public transport and helped the Industrial Revolution flourish. Lines
can now be found right across the body of the country—linking large cities and tiny towns alike.

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Reaching across space

 

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  • Title Telerobotic robot hand
  • Released 30/04/2014 2:28 pm
  • Copyright ESA-Guus Schoonewille
  • DescriptionAs engineer Manuel Aiple moves his gauntleted hand, the robotic hand a few metres away in ESA’s telerobotics laboratory follows in sync.

    In future, the hope is that human controllers can manipulate orbiting robots or planetary rovers in a similar fashion, across hundreds or thousands of kilometres of space.

    Based at ESA’s ESTEC technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, the lab aims for robot operators to feel as though they are right there – up in orbit or down on a planet.

    Stereo cameras offer 3D vision and the operator feels force-feedback, as found in high-end video game joysticks, to gain a working sense of touch as the robot manipulates objects.

    This summer, ESA’s latest ATV space freighter will deliver the Lab’s Haptics-1 experiment to the International Space Station, testing how feedback operates in microgravity, as a prelude to demonstrating orbit-to-ground telerobotic control.

 

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Clearance Divers to join other nations in Latvia in May

 

April 30, 2014
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C. M.P for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, today announced members of the Canadian Armed Forces will participate in Operation OPEN SPIRIT 2014 in Latvia alongside personnel from the Latvian Naval Flotilla (LNF) and military members from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Turkey, the United States and the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1). Operation OPEN SPIRIT is an annual multinational disposal of maritime explosive remnants of war that will be based out of the Latvian Naval Base in Liepaja, located in west Latvia on the Baltic Sea between May 9 and 22, 2014. The Canadian Armed Forces will be contributing the Royal Canadian Navy clearance diving team.

 

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QATAR AIRWAYS MARKS THE OPENING OF HIA WITH THE TOUCH-DOWN OF FLIGHT QR7450

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A Qatar Airways A320 flight hosting local dignitaries became the first plane to officially land at the newly-opened Hamad International Airport

The flight, in celebration of the soft opening of the state-of-the-art airport, precedes Qatar Airways’ transfer on 27 May

Hamad International Airport welcomed a celebratory Qatar Airways’ VIP flight this morning, upon the airport’s highly anticipated soft opening.

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THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LAUNCHES NEW ROUTES TO NEW YORK AND MIAMI FROM MANCHESTER

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TO NEW YORK AND MIAMI FROM MANCHESTER

 

  • Three times a week service to JFK from May 2015
  • The only flight outside London to Miami, operating twice weekly
  • New York return flights from £299, Miami from £399, on sale 7 May
  • Launch of new Premium service and updated Economy for Summer 15

 

Thomas Cook Airlines@FlyTC has today announced that it will operate a three times per week service to New York, JFK, from Manchester Airport from May 2015.  The airline has also announced the only flights to Miami from outside London with a twice weekly schedule from Manchester, again with first flights in May 2015.  The new Miami route will cater for families looking for holidays, those looking to join Caribbean cruises and, like travellers to New York, those taking advantage of a vast array of connections across the USA.

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