James Webb Space Telescope has completed the complex process of deploying its kite-shaped sunshield. The sunshield, about the size of a tennis court, has five layers. The first three were deployed initially and the last two were done late last night. Deploying all five layers was crucial for the $10-billion (roughly Rs. 74,525 crore) space
Gal Gadot has admitted her celebrity-filled Imagine video at the start of the coronavirus pandemic was “in poor taste”. The 36-year-old partnered with Hollywood stars including Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Natalie Portman and Jamie Dornan for the stunt – which saw the stars each sing a line from John Lennon’s 1971 Imagine. Gadot captioned the
Fleet EV developer Lightning eMotors has unveiled a new rolling chassis, purpose-built for Class 4 and 5 commercial EVs. The proprietary Lightning eChassis can support 1,500 lbs greater Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on average compared to other commercial vehicles in the same class. With the debut of its new eChassis, Lightning eMotors has claimed
A worker in an oil field developed by Almetyevneft, an oil and gas production board (NGDU) of Tatneft. Yegor Aleyev | TASS | Getty Images An influential group of some of the world’s largest oil producers will meet on Tuesday to discuss the next phase of output policy as energy investors weigh the potential impact
Kodiak Island in southern Alaska set a record for the warmest December day at 67 degrees. CNN’s Bill Weir has more on the unusual warm temperatures many Americans are experiencing this holiday season. #CNN #News
A petition calling for Sir Tony Blair to be stripped of his knighthood has been signed by more than 670,000 people. The former prime minister was made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list. However, a petition started three days ago has said he
In this article PINS Traders work after the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), while the logo for Pinterest is pictured on the screens during the company’s IPO on April 18, 2019 in New York City. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images Shares of Pinterest dipped 10% on Tuesday and hit
More than a million new COVID cases were reported in the US on Monday – the highest anywhere in the world since the start of the pandemic. The 1,082,549 figure – compiled by Johns Hopkins University from state data – is about double the previous high and pushes the seven-day average to more than 480,000.
A state of emergency has been declared in Kazakhstan following major protests over fuel prices. It includes a curfew running from 11pm to 7am, restrictions on movement, and a ban on mass gatherings, according to documents on the president’s website. It has also been announced that a price cap controversially removed on New Year’s Day
Boris Johnson acknowledged the NHS is on a “war footing” but said he would not bring in further restrictions as he faces pressure from his own MPs. The prime minister used a news conference on the eve of a review of Plan B measures to perform a balancing act as COVID cases soar to record
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will hold further talks with energy suppliers on Wednesday as the government continues to explore ways of softening the blow of a forecast 50% increase to household energy bills. A third round of talks between industry and ministers in the week since the Christmas break comes after Boris Johnson said he
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the surviving members of Nirvana over the cover image of their famous album Nevermind, which featured a naked baby swimming underwater towards a dollar bill. Spencer Elden, who was photographed for the image at the age of four months, and is now 30, filed the lawsuit in
7:00 AM ET $615 million. On three players. By two teams. In one day. It began at about 4 p.m. in Dallas on Nov. 28, when a Texas Rangers team coming off a 102-loss season agreed to terms on a seven-year, $175 million contract with Marcus Semien, a top-three finisher in MVP voting after two
It may be a bit of a misnomer (it’s not meant for the moon, nor is it a bike), but Moonbikes’ wild-looking new electric snow vehicle sure is turning heads. The single-track snowmobile, for lack of a better term, seems to combine several aspects of snowmobiles and two-wheelers like bikes and motorcycles. The device is
As the Supreme Court considers whether to take up former President Donald Trump’s January 6 White House records case, Trump’s attorney submitted to the court a new filing making the court aware of a Washington Post interview with Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the House select committee seeking the records. #CNN #News
Khloe Kardashian’s on-off partner Tristan Thompson has publicly apologised to the reality star after a paternity test revealed he has fathered a child with another woman. “You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you,” Thompson wrote in a statement shared on Instagram addressing the reality star directly. Khloe Kardashian, the younger sister
Tesla has been criticised for opening a new showroom in Xinjiang, the Chinese region where authorities are accused of widespread abuse against Uyghur Muslims. The US-based electric car maker, led by Elon Musk, announced the opening in Urumqi, Xingiang’s capital, on Friday, declaring on social media: “Let’s start Xinjiang’s all-electric journey.” But the move drew
Mars has long been a sort of an enigma to astronomers. An image released recently by the European Space Agency (ESA) reinforces the mystery around the Red Planet. The image, captured by the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), showed Mars as a stunningly delightful cake. The ESA said the image made the Earth’s neighbour appear “like
Shop prices climbed at their fastest rate for nearly three years last month and the increase looks set to accelerate, according to a monthly report published by the retail industry. Figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) showed prices in December were 0.8% up compared with a year earlier, the highest rate since March 2019.
NASA engineers have begun a crucial phase in deploying the James Webb Space Telescope. The engineers have started to tighten the tension in its tennis court-sized sunshield. The stretching of the first three layers of the five-layer sunshield was successful and the final two layers will be deployed today, January 4, the space agency said.