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3 hot air balloons in Wyoming fall into the ground

Clinton Phillips and his family flew 45 minutes in a hot air balloon high above Jackson Hole, a popular bucolic mountain valley in Wyoming, on Monday morning. “This is the best thing we have ever done as a family,” he recalled. Then a strong gust of wind knocked Mr. Phillips’ balloon out of control. “I looked past my wife and …

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India gets Rafale fighter jets from France, strengthening its air force

“The birds have safely landed in Ambala,” tweeted Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. “The landing of Rafale fighter jets in India marks the beginning of a new era in our military history.” Singh said the twin-engine, multi-purpose fighters would “revolutionize” the Indian Air Force (IAF). They were ordered in 2016 and have one or two seats. According to the manufacturer …

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Japan’s Air Force faces an “unrelenting” burden imposed by China

More than twice a day, Japanese fighter pilots hear a siren roar, race from their standby positions, run to their jets, and scream up, ready to intercept one possibly unidentified intrusion into Japanese airspace. This happened 947 times with the Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) in the last fiscal year that ended in March. The culprit in most cases …

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Regulatory filings show that a new Apple 49.9 Wh battery could be available for an updated MacBook Air

An unpublished MacBook battery seems to have made its way through two regulatory databases this month. Details are unclear, but recent submissions to the China Compulsory Certificate database and UL Demko certification show that it appears to be a Mac with model number A2389 and a 4,380 mAh battery. As Venkatesh Babu found on Twitter, the voltage specified in this …

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The air cleared so much during the shutdown of COVID-19 that the solar power was actually increased

By David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology July 23, 2020 Stalls in response to the Covid 19 pandemic have led to a reduction in air pollution worldwide. Researchers at MIT, Germany, and Singapore have found that this has led to a significant increase in the performance of photovoltaic solar panels in Delhi, usually one of the smoggiest cities in …

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Sony’s portable air conditioner is pretty cool

I’ve lived in Japan for almost twelve years and I’m still not used to the terrible summers. Between the high temperatures and the suffocating humidity, entering the door in July and August feels like slowly being cooked in a sous vide pot. Since an apparently endless rainy season is coming to an end, I don’t need much encouragement to stay …

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Raheem Mostert, 49ers speak after RB’s trade request to clear air

Perhaps the San Francisco 49ers can fix their relationship with Raheem Mostert after the pullback requested a trade in early July. Ian Rapoport, an insider on the NFL network, reported Monday that Mostert spoke to a senior member of the Niners organization to purify the air and move forward on the same page, sources said. When asked about the situation …

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Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase will air later today

We heard about a possible Nintendo Direct event in July, and now Nintendo has officially announced that it will launch its “first” Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. The showcase will air tomorrow in the US and later today across Europe and will run for approximately 10 minutes, according to Nintendo Japan’s Twitter account. As mentioned below, this first edition focuses …

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