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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Flew

The first commercial flight for Boeing's 787 jet has landed, after a 4-hour, eight-minute flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong.

The jet, nicknamed The Dreamliner by Boeing Corp, was flown by Japan's All Nippon Airways and was packed with aviation reporters and enthusiasts. The jet is built out of lightweight materials that improve its fuel-efficiency. Its interior is designed in ways to make passengers more comfortable, including larger windows and better lighting.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Blood in Race Track Again, Simoncelli killed

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For the second weekend running the world of motorsport was left mourning one of its own after exciting young Italian rider Marco Simoncelli was killed in a horrific accident at Malaysian round of the MotoGP championship at Sepang on 23rd of October 2011.
Simoncelli fell and was hit by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi as he slid across the track on his Honda.

Simoncelli's helmet was knocked off in the incident and the race was immediately stopped.
Yamaha's Edwards also came off his bike but escaped serious injury, while Rossi was able to control his Ducati back to safety.
Simoncelli lay stricken on the track before being taken to the circuit's medical centre where he was confirmed dead.

Simoncelli's death is the first in the premier class since another Honda rider, Daijiro Kato, was killed at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix. Shoya Tomizawa also died in a similar crash to Simoncelli in Moto2 last year.
Simoncelli, known for his fashionable haircut and fun-loving personality, began in the 125cc class in 2002 before moving up to the 250cc class in 2006. He won the 250cc world title in 2008.

Computer pioneer Dennis Ritchie Gone!

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The world has lost another computer pioneer. Dennis Ritchie, the computer scientist who invented the C programming language and co-developed the Unix operating system, has died at the age of 70.
The New York Times reported that Ritchie's body was found in his New Jersey home. According to reports, Ritchie had been treated for prostate cancer and heart disease. News of Ritchie's death comes just days after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
While working at Bell Labs in the 1960s and early '70s, Ritchie served as the principal designer of C and was the co-developer of the Unix operating system. C, renowned for its clear, simple language, would become a vital tool in website development, while Unix is the foundation for computer operating systems such as Apples iOS.
Born in Bronxville, NY, Ritchie began working at Bell Labs — where his father was a scientist, earning his Ph.D. from Harvard. He retired from Bell in 2007. In 1983, Ritchie and his Bell Labs collaborator Ken Thompson received the Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery. In 1998, then-President Bill Clinton bestowed Ritchie and Thompson with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for their invention of C and Unix.