Lagos Lovely


Lagos Lovely
by technoguido


In our continuing series on hot looking energy ministers we bring you the current President of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke. Diezani is the brains behind Nigeria’s plan to remove state subsidies on fuel prices – a sound free market leaning policy reform. The fabulous minister is rumoured to have a taste for luxurious hotel suites and private jets. She can join our cartel anytime..

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Tory Wars: Bow Group Split Over UKIP Endorsement


DONT SPLIT THE UKIP VOTE – Vote for Change, Believe in Britain, VOTE UKIP

Tory Wars: Bow Group Split Over UKIP Endorsement
by WikiGuido

The oldest Tory think tank has descended into open warfare after its chairman said Conservative supporters should vote UKIP where the Tories can’t win. Earlier today Ben Harris-Quinney told the Telegraph:

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4th Place for Drumfire in St Barths Bucket Regatta


The 2015 St Barths Bucket Regatta has come to a finish and after three days of exciting racing the results are now in. With the 35 yacht entries divided across four classes, racing was close and proved for some memorable viewing for spectators and competitors alike.
Built by Claasen Shipyards in 2004, 24m Drumfire was up against ten other competitors in the most popular class: Les Mademoiselles des Mers. Proving her mettle on the regatta scene, she more than held her own and performed consistently throughout the event.

Having achieved fifth place on day one and third place on day two she closed the regatta’s final race, the ‘Wrong Way Round’ course, with a very respectable fifth place securing her fourth position overall within the class. Congratulations to the owner and crew of Drumfire and to all involved in the Bucket for making the event such a success.

The NACA Spirit Captured, 1945

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In this 1945 photo, test pilots (from left) Mel Gough, Herb Hoover, Jack Reeder, Steve Cavallo and Bill Gray stand in front of a P-47 Thunderbolt. The photo was taken at the then-named Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, which was a research facility for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or the NACA.

The NACA was the main institutional basis for creating NASA in 1958.

On March 3, 1915 – one hundred years ago — the U.S. Congress established the NACA in order “to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution.”

From humble beginnings with a $5000 budget, no paid staff and no facilities, the NACA won the Collier trophy five times. Its researchers made critical contributions to victory in World War II, spawned a world-leading civil aviation manufacturing industry, propelled supersonic flight, supported national security during the Cold War, and laid the foundation for modern air travel and the space age.

Learn more about the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NACA at

Image Credit: NASA

NASA’s LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE’s Impact Crater

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These images show the area of the LADEE impact before and after spacecraft’s planned impact into the eastern rim of Sundman V crater. Use the slider to switch between images.
Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

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LRO has imaged the LADEE impact site on the eastern rim of Sundman V crater. The image was created by ratioing two images, one taken before the impact and another afterwards. The bright area highlights what has changed between the time of the two images, specifically the impact point and the ejecta.
Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

NASA’S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.

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Boeing Launches Pilot Development Program at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh


New global program to train pilots “from street to right seat”
Leverages Boeing Flight Services and Jeppesen training expertise and assets

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, July 30, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today a comprehensive global training solution that provides all the training a pilot needs, from basic theory through qualification as a commercial jet first officer, the “right seat” in the flight deck.

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Look out below – Design for Demise study aims to cut satellite reentry risk

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Title GOCE reenters atmosphere
Released 12/11/2013 2:25 pm
Copyright Bill Chater

Photo of GOCE reentering the atmosphere taken by Bill Chater in the Falklands at 21:20 local time on 11 November. Posted on Twitter, Bill wrote, “Driving southwards at dusk, it appeared with bright smoke trail and split in 2 before splitting again into more and going on north.”

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Even in space, what goes up does sometimes come down – potentially endangering people on the ground. So ESA’s Clean Space initiative is commissioning a study on ‘Design for Demise’ techniques, aimed at reducing the risk of satellite fragments surviving atmospheric reentry.



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