Martin Sonka wins the Red Bull Air Race for the third time in a row

Crowds of Czech fans were cheering madly among the 40,000 spectators at the first-ever Red Bull Air Race in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

 

Their hero Martin Sonka won the race – his third in a row – and in doing so, climbed to the top of the World Championship standings.

 

Defending World Champion Yoshihide Muroya of Japan was just 0.036s behind in second place, while Australia’s Matt Hall claimed the third-place trophy on his birthday.

 

Wiener Neustadt, Austria – The race in Wiener Neustadt started with a stunner in the opening Round of 14, when the USA’s Michael Goulian, who came into Austria at the top of the World Championship leaderboard, incurred a two-second penalty and lost his head-to-head, opening the door for the pilots tied for second overall in the points, Sonka and Hall.

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upiter Chain and Deloitte collaborate to deliver secure blockchain-driven data exchange platform for the Southeast Asia market

Singapore, 18th September 2018 – Singapore-based Jupiter Chain and Deloitte announced today a strategic collaboration to implement in Southeast Asia an innovative data exchange which provides consumers with a fully transparent avenue for monetising their data by connecting with businesses on the blockchain. The partnership will leverage the strength of Jupiter Chain’s blockchain solutions along with the breadth and depth of Deloitte’s technology and regulatory risk management services designed to improve business capabilities in the areas of technology, risk, governance, compliance and regulation. This style of exchange is seen as the next wave of data mining, in the wake of recent scandals involving unauthorised use of data and stricter regulations around the ownership and portability of data.

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Tenable Research Discovers New Critical Flaw in Global Video Surveillance Software

Later today, Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, will announce that its research team has discovered a zero-day vulnerability which would allow cybercriminals to view and tamper with video surveillance recordings via a remote code execution vulnerability in NUUO software — one of the leading global video surveillance solution providers.

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13% of drivers use dangerous summer tyres in autumn rain: Nokian Tyres’ SnapSkan service reveals the truth about tyres’ condition

SnapSkan is a ground-breaking digital tyre checking service developed by Nokian Tyres. All summer, SnapSkan has measured car tyres in the largest Finnish cities. Worryingly, up to 13% of the cars examined are equipped with poor summer tyres. In heavy rain, the good condition of summer tyres is invaluable for safety.

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GGR Day 78: Jean-Luc Van Den Heede now 9 days ahead despite breakages

Dateline 17.9.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

73-year old Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to defy his age and best efforts of the chasing pack of Golden Globe Race skippers to extend his lead across the South Indian Ocean to 9+ days over the past week. The Frenchman is now a complete weather system ahead of his closest rivals and expects to pass Cape Leeuwin, the second of the three main Capes next weekend. He also remains on course for his compulsory stop in Hobart at the BoatShed.com film drop on October 3.

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NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

Illustration of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule on Jan. 1, 2019
Illustration of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule on Jan. 1, 2019.
Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”

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NASA Names Holly Ridings New Chief Flight Director Holly Ridings at her Flight Director console in the space station flight control room in the Mission Control Center

NASA Names Holly Ridings New Chief Flight Director

Holly Ridings at her Flight Director console in the space station flight control room in the Mission Control Center
Holly Ridings is at her Flight Director console in the space station flight control room in the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center on Nov. 17, 2008, for day four of the space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-126 mission.
Credits: NASA
On Sept. 17, 2018, NASA named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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