Scientists to create materials in space impossible to develop on Earth BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Scientists are to start a project which could see new materials created in space with properties which are impossible to develop on Earth. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/scientists-to-create-materials-in-space-impossible-to-develop-on-earth-37542293.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37542292.ece/2cd06/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_8c9d1abd-3207-4eea-8dc9-c64c790c1a4c_1 Email Scientists are to start a project which could see new materials created in space with properties which are impossible to develop on Earth. The University of Strathclyde-led experiment will be carried out on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2021, after getting £1.3 million in funding from the UK Space Agency. It will take advantage of the micro-gravity environment to create alloys or medicines with properties that cannot be made on Earth. Marcello Lappa, who is leading the … [Read more...] about Scientists to create materials in space impossible to develop on Earth
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November 02, 2018 06:01 PM The email that could lead to the greatest revolution in the history of European football begins with a completely harmless sentence: "Hi Romano, I would have another interesting issue where we would like to mandate you." The message was sent by Michael Gerlinger on Feb. 3, 2016. Its recipient: the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb. Gerlinger, 45, heads up the legal department at FC Bayern Munich and is more or less the team's behind-the-scenes brain. He rarely appears in public, but team CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hasn't made an important decision without him in over a decade. Gerlinger's mail is explosive. It concerned nothing less than the future of European football. In it, Gerlinger instructed the lawyers to examine whether FC Bayern Munich could withdraw from the German league, the Bundesliga, and whether the team would have to allow its players to play for the national team in the future. The Bundesliga without Bayern Munich? The national … [Read more...] about Documents Show Secret Plans for Elite League of Top Clubs
Linlithgow Rose, Dundonald Bluebell, Bonnyrigg Rose, Jeanfield Swifts – all famous names that go right to the core of junior football. Or at least they did. When the new season kicks off in August these clubs – and 21 others like them – will renew rivalries, only no longer in the junior leagues. It’s due to one of the largest shifts in the Scottish football landscape of recent years which, while barely causing a ripple at the top end, is beginning to reverberate across the lower echelons of the game. Twenty five junior clubs from the east of the country have quit the SJFA in the past two months to join the East of Scotland League. Or tier six of the pyramid as it is now known. They see the ‘senior’ set-up as a pathway to the SPFL. A way to stop their club stagnating while opening up SFA funding channels previously denied to them and allowing them to dream of going all the way from non-league to top-flight football. Rather than wait to discover if the … [Read more...] about The Big Debate: As junior football prepares for exodus of clubs to the ‘pyramid’ what does the future hold for both grades?
Much to my bitter disappointment, the Northern Ireland team won't be going to its first World Cup in my lifetime this summer. Given that, it'd be pretty ridiculous for our team to be making a public spectacle of themselves over who should make the squad. And yet – stranger things are happening. Like the cabinet splitting and squabbling over which of the two possible customs arrangements to go forward with when both have already been rejected by the EU, and fighting over a new “backstop” option for the Irish border when the UK already signed up to a specific backstop at the end of phase one of the talks. Such is the level of confidence, it's like our glorious green and white army turning up to Moscow, boots in hand, in the vague self-assurance that the football governing body have just been playing hard ball up to now by sticking so rigidly to this “you must have qualified to participate” nonsense. The whole situation is so … [Read more...] about These are some very important reasons why the government’s plan for the Irish border after Brexit will never, ever work
THEY sure look strange, but could octopuses be extraterrestrials? 33 Scientists think so. From editing their genes to guessing footy results, the eight-armed sea-dwellers aren't easy to pin down. But a deranged new theory claims these creatures descend from organic alien material that hitched a ride to earth on an icy comet hundreds of millions of years ago. And the 33 people touting the idea aren't tin-foil-hat-wearing loonies either. They happen to be researchers from reputable institutions who published their findings in an actual scientific journal. The alternative, they claim, is that octopuses evolved from squids after the introduction of alien DNA. According to the boffs, the "remarkable evolution of intelligent complexity" that resulted in "the emergence of the octopus" around 270 million years ago goes against what we know about Darwinian evolution - that it's a slow, gradual process. They say the genes behind this ultra-fast form of natural selection don't appear to have … [Read more...] about Are octopuses aliens? Bizarre new theory suggests the sea creatures’ eggs arrived on earth on a comet from outer space