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Moon Express Aims for Multiple Lunar Landings, Sample Return Mission By 2020

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One way to solve the land deadlock
The willing buyer, willing seller model is not working – but there is an alternative
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

How to put your money into Big Tech
Fractional investing online makes it easy to buy into the success of companies such as Apple
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Will Eskom drive us into IMF’s arms?
The treasury will do ‘whatever it takes’ to keep the utility afloat, raising the prospect of a bailout
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Costs are ‘out of control’ at Eskom
The utility is at pains to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse as interest costs continue to rise
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

ANC: Not all KZN killings are political
But the Umzimkhulu attacks have been linked to a power contest ahead of the regional conference
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Developer ‘duped’ investors out of millions
‘Mr Gap Housing’ Faizal Motlekar in multiple court battles to keep his construction empire afloat
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

KZN school lunches may be off menu
Scholars may go hungry next week amid confusion over the companies hired to feed them
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Surprise interest rate cut
"Although offering consumers relief on interest payments, the cut is the product of stalled economic growth."
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Sassa role for Bathabile’s BFF
Alarm bells are ringing over the minister’s close ties with the agency’s new chief executive
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

ANC Free State leadership tussle could upset apple cart
"Manyoni and Magashule have had a turbulent relationship. Once close allies, they fell out when Magashule recalled Manyoni as Mangaung mayor in 2016."
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200


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Visa now compulsory for Qataris to enter Egypt, foreign ministry says

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Egyptian foreign ministry on Monday announced citizens of Qatar can no longer travel to Egypt without a visa, ending the visa-free travels to the country for Qataris, on a meeting of Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry with Kuwaiti foreign minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah.

This measure would not apply to Qatari students studying in Egyptian public universities, nor to partners or children of Egyptians, said Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid. According to reports, students are to be handed a tourist visa upon arrival and this is to come under effect by Thursday.

Abu Zeid explained "[i]t does not make sense to keep making exceptions for Qatar and giving it privileges in light of its current positions". Several Islamic countries —Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain— broke their diplomatic ties with Qatar for allegedly supporting "extremists".

Accused by those four nations of funding militant groups, Qatar was issued with a list of thirteen demands, including shutting down Al Jazeera — a Doha-based media channel. Despite the boycott, Qatar received support from the Turkish army. "Turkey's steady buildup continues there, protecting the border and the security of the Qatari government", Turkish presidential advisor Ilnur Cevik reportedly said on Monday.


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Sun's mood swings not so strange after all, say scientists

Monday, July 17, 2017

In findings published Friday in Science, a multinational team of scientists led by Antoine Strugarek of the University of Montreal announced the Sun may not be the cosmic oddball amongst solar-type stars some astronomers believe it to be. They found that, although the Sun's cycles appear to differ from those of other stars of its type, they are governed by the same laws working in the same way.

View of a sunspot, from file.
Image: Atacama Large Millimeter Array.

The Sun has long been known to go through eleven-year cycles of high and low activity, including sunspots, which Strugarek likened to solar volcanoes. Times of high activity are also the most likely time for coronal mass ejections, which often emanate from sunspot regions. On rare occasions these eruptions of plasma may hit the Earth's magnetic field, setting it oscillating. It then releases previously trapped particles as the Aurora Borealis and Australis. Occasionally, the effects are so intense that these charged particles and magnetic effects can ding the performance of satellites and power grids. The poles flip at the time of high activity, and the intensity of the magnetic field peaks when the Sun is least active. A hypothetical heat-proof compass on the surface of the Sun would point toward one pole during one eleven-year period but toward the other during the next.

To predict and explain this activity, Strugarek and colleagues developed a model of the plasma, high-energy matter, inside the sun and examined how its flow and change could create magnetic fields. To build this model, they incorporated data from 27 different stars. .

They found the Sun operated on the same basic principles as other stars: The activity of all stars in the system was found to be driven by their luminosity, their rotation, and nothing else. The luminosity and rotation are used together to determine a star's Rossby number, which is related to plasma flow. The smaller the Rossby number, the less active the star with respect to magnetic changes.


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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:42:28 +0200

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