In 2016 Chinese officials confirmed the country's first orbiting space station, Tianong-1, had to be scrapped after its functions failed. The station has been making an uncontrolled reentry into the Earth's atmosphere and it is expected that several and/or many big pieces will hit Earth soon. Question is, where?
Pretty cool concept. Not sure if it's been implemented yet. Passengers board and de-board the train via a connector car. The blog Tech and Facts has more on this innovation at this link.
In the latest online attack, Twitter says hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users. In a blog posting Friday, Twitter says it detected attempts this week to gain access to its user data. It shut down one attack moments after it was detected.
Via CNN: Not known for throwing out red meat to conservative audiences, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman warned voters the country is facing an “un-American” future in his campaign kick-off speech Tuesday. Huntsman took aim at the sluggish economy and mounting national debt in his remarks. http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=bestoftv/2011/06/21/exp.sot.huntsman.gop.announcement.cnn However, this picture is worth a thousand words and so is this endorsement from a leading progressive blog in Virginia. Huntsman would have a better chance challenging President Obama for the Democratic nomination.
A federal law banning ordinary incandescent light bulbs has already had a negative effect on the American economy — GE has closed its last major bulb producing factory in the United States, creating job opportunities in China. Legislation enacted in 2007 orders the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs beginning with the 100-watt bulb in 2012 and ending with the 40-watt light in 2014. These bulbs cannot meet efficiency requirements dictated by law. Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are the least expensive …