Up and away: The 25 boats in The Transat bakerly 2016 fleet set sail from just outside Plymouth breakwater on the 3,000+ mile passage across the North Atlantic to New York.
Full Article: Feed of all Daily Sail content – Up and away, James Boyd
First 2016 victory for Alinghi: Swiss team Alinghi today notched up their first win of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series after the final day of racing in Qingdao.
Full Article: Feed of all Daily Sail content – First 2016 victory for Alinghi, James Boyd
Up, Up, and Away with Comet 252P
I've often used it at the telescope, but Wyatt held it up to his eye to get a better naked-eye view. As of April 5th, the comet hovers at the naked-eye limit of magnitude +6. Yes, it's fading, but not so fast that you can't still get a wonderful view …
Read more on SkyandTelescope.com
We’ve been hearing a lot about Asian countries doing big things here and there. From the Chinese powerful market due to their cheap labour force, to the yen being the currency of the future, to Japan’s incredibly ability to practically take over the technological sector of the globe. We also hear a lot about India, however in my opinion, India hasn’t really shown any true signs of power until October 22, 2008, when they sent a shuttle into space to make multiple circles around the moon and observe it closer than ever before.
Why the Moon Again?
The shuttle is to take pictures and through some scientific method try to locate any liquid they can trace. They basically want to see if there is any possibility of life out there and to completely understand the entirety of its composition. It’s going to be a 2 year mission and by its end they want the shuttle to plant an Indian flag on the moon to conclude the lunar mission. This is India’s first lunar mission and they hope to make a name for themselves as a rising nation with a bright future ahead of itself.
The Money Issue
The cost of the mission was a record low, where the government only invested $ 18 million to organize, create, and go through with the blast off of the shuttle. It’s astonishing that at such a low cost they were able to systematize this type of mission. The people are nevertheless unhappy with the government’s investment, demanding to know why it spent the $ 18 million on a space operation when they could have helped out with the poverty dilemma that is affecting so many Indian citizens. With a second largest population in the world, India’s standard of living is not too luxurious and they need really justifiable reasons to distribute money in anything besides the welfare of the society.
Overall, India seems to be improving on a global scale and their populations will do them much help when a third world war will occur… or just when 2009 will come and the entire world will be in such a devastating position that it will take a nation like India or China to stand up and take over America’s spot as a superpower nation. To be frank, I never want that to happen, but that shit just might take place.
Wikiweblog is an up-to-date current event newsblog composed of news posts written by you. The topics range from World Issues to the Elections, from Entertainment to what’s happening in Sports. The way Wikiweblog functions is simple: People from all over the world write an article about whatever their interests are within the contents of the categories and submit the articles to the Wikiweblog Team for review and publication. http://www.wikiweblog.com