But to companies, there is one more big advantage, and that’s big data. An example; Nike has track sensors in their shoes so the users can view their running results in an app, see their progress and upload it to Facebook should they want it. But that’s not the reason Nike is interested in that tracking device. Nike sees where its users start and finish their runs. And that information is analyzed and sold to, for instance, Starbucks, who will build a shop at the perfect spot where runners finish their run.
In preparation for the start on 9 February of the 2018 Winter Olympics, ESA took it’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission over the host city Pyeongchang, South Korea. About 180 km South-East of Seoul, Pyeongchang is nestled in the Taebaek Mountains. Taken on 30 January, the images shown in the animation show the sites of several events, as well as the Olympic Stadium itself.
In the US, a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat with a Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 Engine with 707 bhp. Costs approximately $70.000 (€55.000). In comparison, that same car is on the Dutch occasion market on sale for a whopping €119.000 (!). If Trump gets his way, this number will go way down, and we might just be seeing Hellcats on our European roads.
The Urus has a 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo engine and rocks 650 brake horsepower with 850 Nm of torque. So yeah, the thing is fast. So fast, that it will go from 0-100 km/h in 3,6 seconds and will not stop until it reaches 305 km/h. That’s faster than a Cayenne Turbo, but it must be said, the Cayenne can hold four adults, easily.
In run-up to Halloween, ESA jokes about “spooky sight” in space. Sense of humour aside, the view is spectacular
The star that pierces through the ‘fog’ is V380 Orionis, a bright, young star, JUST LIKE YOU. It is 3.5 times the mass, and with its surface temperature of about 10 000ºC, two times as hot as our Sun. Literally white hot. So young it is still surrounded by a cloud of material left over from its formation.
ESA’s Photographs of August’s total solar eclipse, both from the Earth’s surface and space, are rather spectacular
As ESA explains, total eclipses are made possible by a quirk of our cosmos: the Moon’s average distance is just right for it to appear as the same size in the sky as the Sun. Though the Sun’s diameter is 400 times that of the Moon’s, it is also 400 times further away from the Earth.
Cool. ESA’s Sentinel-3A satellite maps Ireland-bound Hurricane Ophelia’s speed, temperature, water and ice content
One of the forces of nature capable of being tracked, satellites provide up-to-date information on a storm’s extent, wind speed and path, as well as key features such as cloud thickness, temperature, and water and ice content. This allows precautionary measures to be taken.