The X7 is X5’s larger, more luxurious brother. We wouldn’t exactly call the X7 a beauty on the outside, but from the inside it’s absolutely stunning, carrying all the toys and quality from the 7-series, with enough luggage space to transport the whole family on their skiing holiday.
The boys from Aviar Motors call it “the first electric Muscle Car with incredible acceleration dynamics and high level of comfort.” Well, let’s not ponder the Russian notion of comfort for too long, but the ‘incredible’ part seems quite legit. The R67 is a downright monster.
They pulled it off by designing a new car that’s essentially an evolution of their previous cars, aiming for the future without forgetting where it all started. And that’s no accident. Porsche knows all too well that when it overdoes changes to their designs (hello there 996), the loyal fan base gets up in arms, and no one likes angry Germans.
Fighting against Earth’s gravitational field, it put itself in orbit around the moon. Eventually, though frugal, SMART-1 ran out of fuel and was inextricably attracted by the Moon. So on 3 September 2006, it crashed, after successfully fulfilling its mission and remaining active beyond expectations.
CryoSat uses a radar altimeter, that detects tiny variations in the height of the ice across the entire continent, which includes the steeper continental margins. The vast majority of ice losses occur there. The model uses about 250 million measurements, taken by CryoSat between July 2010 en July 2016. This is about 5 million more than used for the previous version – for a snapshot of 95% of the continent, up by 3%.
The image is of the G305 star-forming complex: a stellar nursery. Cloudy and dusty places that shine brightly in infra-red light, stellar nurseries feature a number of bright, intricate gas clouds. These are heated by the infant stars in their midst, which stand out in the image as a blue tone, contrasting with the red-brownish colour of cooler regions.
“ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library share a long history of pioneering work in their respective fields and long-lasting collaboration aimed at the preservation and worldwide accessibility of the respective patrimonies of data and information holdings. The Joint Declaration between ESA, the Library and the EC fosters synergies between the expertise, know-how and resources available through the three institutions, and paves the way for concrete collaboration for the benefit of humankind.”
Spectacular news from the European Commission (EC): buses can now be powered by water! Really? Yes! Well, no, of course not. Unless you work the EC twitter account. The tweet has a clip attached which explains that the bus is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hydrogen is not water, but hey.
Almost every second, lightning triggers powerful electrical bursts in our atmosphere. But the inner workings of lightning are still unknown. Indeed, when Andreas Mogensen directed a high-resolution camera towards a gigantic thunderstorm, while flying over India at 28.800 km/h in 2015, he made spectacular, first of its kind footage. He caught a blue jet, repeatedly shooting up into space towards the upper layers of the atmosphere – as high as 40 Km.
We could, of course, explain ourselves and bore you half to death with bombastic adjectives. But we’d rather just show you. We believe that notions of left vs right, liberal vs conservative are outdated and disorienting. Instead, we’re positioned in the second quadrant (Q2) of Eric Weinstein’s Four Quadrant Model. In short: we detest the political correctness and identity politics of Q1, but we refuse to accept that alarmist boomer polemics and the alt-right in Q3 are the only alternatives.