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21
Oct
2016

Britain’s latest ballistic missile sub named as construction begins

Digital composite rendering of the future HMS Dreadnought

As work begins on Britain's next generation of nuclear ballistic missile submarines, the first in her class has been given an historic name. According to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, the Queen today gave the royal assent for the largest-ever Royal Navy submarine to be christened HMS Dreadnought – the ninth such vessel in over 450 years. The date of the naming was chosen to mark Trafalgar Day and the 56th anniversary of the launching of the first British nuclear submarine, also named Dreadnought.

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Category: Military

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21
Oct
2016

Phipal adventure monitor does sports and safety

The Phipal comes with a helmet mount and fits standard GoPro mounts

There are already countless devices on the market that track sports performance, from watches and wristbands, to high-tech clothing and gadgets you mount on your gear. There are also a number of devices that can attract help should you need rescue, even if you're unconscious. The all-new Phipal does both, using the same sensor set to track your performance and identify emergencies. The multi-sport device mounts atop your helmet to keep you safer and more informed.

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Category: Outdoors

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21
Oct
2016

Images suggest Schiaparelli Mars lander exploded on impact

Schiaparelli landing zone showing effect of the probable spacecraft impact and explosion

It looks as if the Schiaparelli Mars landing ended not with a whimper, but a bang. According to ESA, images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the unmanned spacecraft exploded on impact with the Martian surface after falling from as high as 13,000 ft (4,000 m). Part of the Exomars 2016 mission, contact was lost with the demonstrator module on October 19 when it attempted a soft landing in the Meridiani Planum near the equator.

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Category: Space

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