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Star Trek film theory: 50 years, 13 films, odds good, evens bad? Horta puckey!

Star Trek @ 50 So how many Star Trek fans does it take to change a lightbulb? As long as there are two, four, six or eight of them, it doesn’t matter. But you can forget about decent illumination if there are one, three, five, seven or nine of them. Thirteen episodes in - and 50 years ago on Thursday after the original series that spawned …
Tony Smith, 7 Sep 2016
artist's concept above shows the Pluto system from the surface of one of the candidate moons

Vulcan? Not on our tiny balls. Pluto moons named Kerberos, Styx

The International Astronomical Union has dissed William Shatner and the public to name Pluto's moons Kerberos and Styx, instead of most-popular moniker Vulcan. Despite having won the SETI-run Pluto Rocks contest to come up with names for the fourth and fifth - and tiniest - moons of the heavenly body with 174,062 votes, Vulcan …
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Trekkies detect Spock's Vulcan homeworld ORBITING PLUTO

Trekkies have seized a poll in which the public voted on names for two of Pluto's moons - ensuring a winning moniker is Vulcan. With William Shatner on the case, it was perhaps a foregone conclusion that Vulcan would be the clear winner in the contest, with 174,062 votes. Runner-up mythical hound Cerberus (aka Fluffy in Harry …

US nuke lab goes back for BlueGene/Q seconds

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the big nuke labs funded by the US Department of Energy, does a lot of super-secret classified nuclear weapons design and management work but it also lets the scientific community play with its biggest machines during shakedown phases and keeps around some iron that they can use on …
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Vulcan bomber lives to fly another day

The campaign to keep the last flying Vulcan bomber in the air looks to have been successful. Although the full amount has not been raised, enough donations have been found to keep the group behind the bomber trading for the next two summers - crucial for air displays, and to raise more cash. In a letter to supporters Robert …
John Oates, 1 Nov 2010
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Vulcan seeks further £400k refuel

The restored Avro Vulcan XH558 yesterday took to the skies on what could be its last flight. The V-bomber lifted off from Coventry Airport as part of an airshow in support of Help for Heroes, but unless the Vulcan To The Sky Trust raises £400k by the end of October, it'll be permanently grounded. This latest round of XH558 …
Lester Haines, 27 Sep 2010
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Vulcan kept airborne by £400k refuel

The Vulcan to the Sky Trust is breathing a massive sigh of relief after an anonymous donor stumped up over £400,000 to keep Vulcan XH558 flying, the BBC reports. XH558 required around £7m and years of restoration before it finally took to the skies again in 2007. Keeping it aloft is evidently a very expensive business, since …
Lester Haines, 25 Feb 2010
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Microsoft co-founder battles cancer

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. A memo which went round his firm, Vulcan Inc, yesterday, revealed that 56-year-old Allen had begun chemotherapy for "diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a relatively common form of lymphoma", according to the Seattle Times. The memo added that Allen was …
Team Register, 17 Nov 2009
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DARPA orders hypersonic Nazi Doodlebug engine

Rebellious Pentagon boffins, whose plans for a really cool hypersonic robot stunt plane were stymied by stick-in-the-mud Washington politicos, have managed to sneak through an alternative project. A $2m contract has been inked for initial development work on the "Vulcan" zero-to-Mach-4 hyper pulse-jet engine. The Vulcan …
Lewis Page, 20 Mar 2009
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Vulcan appeal in emergency tin-rattling

The Vulcan to the Sky trust - which after years of restoration and around £7m succeeded in getting Vulcan XH558 back into the air - is looking for an emergency injection of cash to keep the aircraft flying: Pledges as of this morning stood at £951,163 - a tad short of the £1m required. However, today is pretty well the …
Lester Haines, 6 Mar 2009
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Retired army generals: Spend Trident money on the army

Comment Three long-retired British army generals have written to the Times, expressing their opinion that the UK should not - as the government has said it will - renew the Trident nuclear weapons programme. The three ex-soldiers are Field-Marshal Lord Bramall (87, retired as head of the armed forces in 1985); General Lord Ramsbotham …
Lewis Page, 16 Jan 2009
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Farnborough Airshow goes public this weekend

Farnborough Today is the last of the "trade days" at the Farnborough Air Show, but the event isn't over. Most of the aerospace biz types, hacks etc. are either dispersing now or have already done so (we're back at Vulture Central), but the show goes on. European subtlety from Airbus Alright Airbus, we get the message Tomorrow and …
Lewis Page, 18 Jul 2008
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BAE to build DARPA's 'intrinsically secure' mobile net

Global military-ware behemoth BAE Systems announced yesterday that it had won a Pentagon contract to develop a new and "intrinsically secure" mobile networking system. The $8.5m deal was awarded by DARPA as part of its Intrinsically Assurable Mobile Ad hoc Network (IAMANET) programme. "Cyber security presents a major …
Lewis Page, 25 Apr 2008

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