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NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube

The beginning of Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff is practically a love letter to Chuck Yeager. The excellent movie version features a sequence depicting Yeager as he test pilots the X-1 aircraft. Flying out of what would become Edwards AFB in California, Yeager became the first person to engage in supersonic flight. Now, a few decades later and with little prelude, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California has been uploading hundreds of videos from decades of bleeding-edge aeronautics research onto YouTube. AFRC is posting its legacy video footage so everyone can watch ...

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Pound drops on uncertain U.K. election outcome

Why you should care about the UK election An exit poll suggesting that British Prime Minister Theresa May may have lost her parliamentary majority in a general election on Thursday sent the pound falling against the dollar. The pound dropped about 1.6% to trade above $ 1.27 in the immediate aftermath of the projection, which was published as soon as voting ended at 5 pm ET. It registered a similar fall against the euro. If the exit poll is confirmed by actual results, it would raise big questions about whether ...

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Prey Drops To $40 Less Than A Month After Launch

The new Prey was released at the start of May, and now one retailer has it for $ 20 off. Target in the US is offering the game this week for only $ 40 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC edition does not appear to be discounted. The sale period runs May 28-June 3. Some of Target’s other weekly video game deals include Skyrim: Special Edition and Dishonored 2 for $ 30 each, Overwatch for $ 36, Battlefield 1 for $ 38, and Mass Effect: Andromeda for $ ...

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Trump's pick for No. 2 spot at Treasury drops out

Why Trump’s tax plan could raise taxes for 8.7 million households President Trump’s nominee to serve as deputy treasury secretary has dropped his bid for the job. Jim Donovan, a long-time Goldman Sachs executive, was nominated in March to be the right-hand man to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He told the White House he wanted to withdraw his name from consideration for personal reasons. “[A]t this time I want to focus on my family, and I can no longer accept it,” Donovan said in a statement Friday. “I hope to ...

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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy. Hailing an “important victory”, he said he was prepared for dialogue with the US and UK authorities. Mr Assange, 45, is wanted in the US over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents. Sweden said on Friday it had decided to drop its rape investigation. Meanwhile Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe ...

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Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Sweden’s director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice of his alleged crimes. Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US. Police in London said they would still be obliged to arrest him if he left. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said Mr Assange still faced the lesser charge ...

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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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US military drops 'mother of all bombs on IS' in Afghanistan

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US military says it has dropped the most destructive non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on an Islamic State group tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as “the mother of all bombs”, was first tested in 2003, but had not been used before. The Pentagon said it was dropped from a US aircraft in Nangarhar province. The news came hours after the Pentagon admitted an air strike in Syria mistakenly killed 18 rebels. It said ...

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Trump 1, free trade 0: G20 drops pledge to fight protectionism

Trump vs. Merkel The world’s biggest economies have dropped a long-standing public endorsement of free trade at their first meeting with the Trump administration. Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G-20 group of leading economies, including the U.S., China, Mexico, Germany and India, held two days of tough talking in the German town of Baden-Baden. The formal statement issued after the meeting contained only a bland reference to “working to strengthen the contribution of trade to our economies.” Conspicuous by its absence was the phrase “we will resist ...

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