What will space exploration look like in 2069, a century after the first moon landing? In the fifth and final episode of podcast series, To the moon and beyond, we speak to space scientists about the missions they are dreaming about and planning for the future. In episode four we heard about plans to establish a base on the moon, potentially mining the lunar surface for minerals and even water that could be turned into rocket fuel. Episode five finds out what happens when this is built. How could a base on the moon help us travel to other parts of the solar system? And where should we go? These are some of the questions we investigate. We start by finding out why the moon is seen as such a great place from which to launch missions further into space. Ultimately it’s down to the fact that the hardest part of any space journey is getting a rocket out of Earth’s gravity. Alex Ellery, an associate professor of Space Robotics and Space Technology at Carleton University in … [Read more...] about Podcast: What space exploration will look like in 2069
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Just as Leeds United doused us with a cold bucket of water on the opening day of last season, so QPR brought home the reality of just how far we have to go before we become a force in the Championship on the first day of this new campaign. Like most Stokies, I went to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday fully expecting to see the Potters record their first opening day win in a decade. I even harboured fanciful notions of us ending our depressing sequence of not scoring three goals in a game with an exciting display of sharp, attacking, purposeful football. But all of my pre-match hopes came to nothing as the team picked up pretty much where they left off last season. After a reasonably bright and breezy start we conceded a poor goal after seven minutes, and from that point on it all went downhill. It was very much a case of “New Stoke, same old Stoke”. All the flaws from last season were there for all to see again. I’d be the first to admit that I rarely think too deeply … [Read more...] about We know what good strike partnership looks like
James Forsyth 22 June 2019 9:00 AM 22 June 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Quietly and discreetly, the planning for Boris Johnson’s premiership has begun. No one wants to be seen measuring the curtains, but his team are confident he’ll be the choice of Tory party members. It would be the most spectacular upset if he is not. Boris has fixed a Brexit deadline — 31 October — and time is short so his aides are concentrating on what to do when — if — he makes it to No. 10. The first few weeks in No. 10 are crucial for any prime minister, but particularly one who takes over in mid-term, without their own personal electoral mandate. Boris will have only 99 days to agree a Brexit deal that can pass through parliament, something which eluded Theresa May, with many MPs thinking that the government might collapse if he fails. So how will he do it? Or rather — who will do it? It’s well-known … [Read more...] about Enter Boris: what his premiership will look like
Matthew Lynn 22 May 2019 11:21 AM 22 May 2019 11:21 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp It might be 30 per cent. It might be 35 per cent. It could even be 40 per cent or higher. Until the results of the European elections come in late on Sunday night, we won’t know what percentage of the vote Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party will get. But we do know that it will be the clear winner, and that it will have established itself as a major new force in British politics. So far, the party has deliberately said very little about its policies, although most of us are getting the vibe it might be in favour of leaving the European Union. Once the dust settles on Monday morning, however, that will have to change. It will be in the driving seat. It will be time for some Farage-onomics. So what would that look like? We know that Nigel Farage is an instinctive free market, pro-business, anti-EU Thatcherite with his roots in the trading rooms of the … [Read more...] about What will Farage-onomics look like?
What will our workplaces be like in 10 years' time? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The future of work impacts on many sectors in Northern Ireland, from business to recruitment to education. We speak to three business leaders here about their thoughts on the topic https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/what-will-our-workplaces-be-like-in-10-years-time-38130246.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article38131810.ece/380e4/AUTOCROP/h342/ge-3087396_1920__2_.jpg Email The future of work impacts on many sectors in Northern Ireland, from business to recruitment to education. We speak to three business leaders here about their thoughts on the topic Elaine Smyth, director of innovation community at Catalyst Inc The Knowledge Economy Report 2017, produced by Catalyst, researched the impact of automation on businesses in Northern Ireland. Until this point we understood the predicted impact in the UK and the US, but when we understood that 500,000 jobs would be … [Read more...] about What will our workplaces be like in 10 years’ time?