Discovering the secrets of our planet Is the sea level rising, or is the continent sinking? Level recorders installed at shore can't answer that question. However, satellites can recognize continental shift. That's why NASA launched its Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) using the satellites Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1, -2 and later -3 to solve the mystery. Jason-2 sent us topographical radar images, and its successor Jason-3 has additional tools on board -- a radiometer and a laser. … [Read more...] about Will 5G mobile networks wreck weather forecasting?
Today, as we remember the Lumiere brothers and their groundbreaking invention, the future of film, and in particular movie-going, provokes plenty of debate and uncertainty. In which direction will cinema develop? Will it even survive? What will happen to the standard feature film format and the shared experience of movie theater screenings in the face of streaming services like Netflix? … [Read more...] about How film was born 125 years ago
A similar disruption can't be discerned from the CDU's youth organization. Though the members of the Junge Union (Young Union) generally profess even more conservative views than the party's leadership, they have so far been quiet on the issue of what direction the CDU should take post-Merkel. JU leader Tilman Kuban, for example, has not offered an opinion on who he thinks should succeed Kramp-Karrenbauer. … [Read more...] about Merkel’s party struggles with identity crisis in wake of CDU leader’s departure
Others said the “Boris bounce” could flag after the budget and if wrangling over EU trade negotiations saps confidence in the economy. “Our own agents are reporting that the vast majority of buyers remain unwilling to increase their budgets. Accordingly, our advice remains that sellers need to remain pragmatic on price, particularly given some of the uncertainty around an impending budget, the first of the new government.” … [Read more...] about UK housing boom leads to £2,500 jump in asking prices
The sugar stocked by Wetherspoon’s is manufactured by Tate & Lyle Sugars, which has been working with the ethical certification scheme since 2008. Since then it has been part of generating a total of almost $60m (£46m) in the so-called Fairtrade premium – extra money which farmers receive on top of the market price they’re paid, which is used to help fund community projects. In 2018, the UK market alone generated €33.9m (£28.2m) in Fairtrade premium for producers. … [Read more...] about JD Wetherspoon to serve only Fairtrade sugar in pubs