NEW ELECTRIC MOTOR FOR MILK TANKERS REDUCES EMISSIONS

Lots of carbon dioxide is emitted unnecessarily every time tankers arrive at farms to collect milk. This is because the trucks use their oversized diesel engines to drive the pump that fills the tank. Technology company Semcon has now developed an electrical system for the milk pump that will reduce diesel consumption for a single truck by up to 5000 litres per year. Noise and emissions at farms will also be reduced.

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Exmouth’s Beach Pub raises over £1,300 for Exmouth RNLI

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Beach_Pub_Presentation_5_12_18_LR = Front Row left to right : Georgia Pidgeon, Jemma Harlow, Josh Pidgeon presenting a cheque to Exmouth RNLI Coxswain, Steve Hockings-Thompson, Beach Pub Events Organiser, Jaqui Dye and Alfie Pidgeon. Back row, various members of the Lifeboat Crew.

Photograph credited John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI

Josh PIDGEON and his partner Jemma HARLOW, Landlords of the Beach Pub, Victoria Road, Exmouth were amazed when a Charity Casino Event held at their establishment in November raised a massive £2,662.50 to be divided between two major local charities, Exmouth & Lympstone Hospicare and Exmouth RNLI.

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Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev lays cable for the installation of the Icarus animal-tracking experiment

Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station

Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev lays cable for the installation of the Icarus animal-tracking experiment
Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev lays cable for the installation of the Icarus animal-tracking experiment on the Zvezda service module during a spacewalk that lasted 7 hours 46 minutes. Fellow cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (out of frame) joined Prokopyev during the spacewalk which also saw the deployment of four nano-satellites and the retrieval of a materials exposure experiment on the Russian segment of the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, to conduct a six-hour spacewalk. Live coverage will begin at 10 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth’s Polar Ice at AGU Meeting

NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth’s Polar Ice at AGU Meeting

An artist illustration of NASA's ICESat-2 satellite above Earth.
New results from NASA’s ICESat-2 Earth-observing mission (above), the OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu and Voyager 2 as it approaches the edge of the solar system are featured in media events at the AGU meeting in Washington.
Credits: NASA

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 10-14 in Washington. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency’s website.

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Chachani, Peru

Chachani, Peru

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  • Title Chachani, Peru
  • Released 07/12/2018 10:00 am
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionThe Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Chachani mountain in Peru. Standing at over 6000 m, Chachani is the tallest of the mountains near the Peruvian city of Arequipa. The outskirts of the city and part of the airport runway are just visible in the centre bottom of the image. The city is home to around 900 000 people and is renowned for its dramatic cityscape, surrounded by three volcanoes. Chachani is shown in the centre of the image.

 

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WOW air links Iceland to Asia for the very first time

WOW air has expanded its network from Keflavik Airport by launching the Icelandic hub’s first non-stop flight to Asia, with the airline offering services to Delhi. Launched today, the service will operate three times weekly using 345-seat A330-300s, with the route not only offering the first direct flight to Asia, but also provides the only low-cost option for passengers travelling between India and North America via a seamless transfer at Keflavik.

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