NASA has published a stunning snap of a sea of dunes rippling across the red planet. The breathtaking view was captured by Nasa’s longest-running Martian probe. The image also shows the icy North Pole of Mars. “A sea of dark dunes, sculpted by the winds into long lines, surrounds Mars’ northern polar cap,” said NASA. The space agency described the dune region as covering an area as big as Texas. “In this false-colour image, areas with cooler temperatures are recorded in bluer tints. “While warmer features and depicted in yellows and oranges. “Thus, the dark, sun-warmed dunes glow with a golden colour.” The image itself shows an area roughly 19 miles (30km) wide. NASA created the scene by combining multiple images captured between December 2002 and November 2004. They were snapped by the Thermal Emission Imaging System on the Mars Odyssey orbiter. Nasa’s Mars Odyssey launched on April 7, 2001, tasked with orbiting Mars and collecting data. Much of … [Read more...] about Stunning image of ‘Sea of Dunes’ on Mars circling red planet’s frosty north pole
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The most inescapable thing about driving a Rolls-Royce Ghost is never being able to forget how much it costs. So let's get that out of the way: with a sticker price of $460,350, it's a car that costs more than a house in many parts of the country. This knowledge never escapes you, a constant reminder that you're visiting a world where just the cost of the options fitted to the car seen here would buy a pretty good pre-owned Mercedes S-Class. You remember it when you park or whenever another car gets a little too close in traffic, given the pricey consequences of a scratch or scrape. But the price tag also looms when you feel the weight of the metal switchgear or your feet sink into the deep shag of the lambswool carpets. You quickly realize the amount of time and materials that went into putting everything together. The award for most improved goes to… Further Reading The poshest SUV of them all: Rolls-Royce Cullinan first drive Despite the above, it was hard not … [Read more...] about The Rolls-Royce Ghost: A magic carpet ride that costs as much as a house
LG Electronics is looking to sell its smartphone plants. Source: Glassdoor After announcing to withdraw from the smartphone business, LG Electronics is closing down production plants in Haiphong (Vietnam), Taubate (Brazil), and Qingdao (China) after failing to effect a breakthrough, according to Business Korea . Of these, the Haiphong plant, which is the largest among LG Electronics' smartphone plants with an annual capacity of about 10 million smartphones, equaling about half of LG's total smartphone output, has been announced to find a buyer at the selling price of KRW100 billion ($90 million). Realising the difficulties of finding a local buyer, which is going to manufacture almost 10 million smartphones per year, LG Electronics is considering selling the plant site only, without the production lines. The Taubate and Qingdao plants are facing the same difficulties. They have a total capacity of about 8-9 million smartphones a year. After a rumour about the sale of the … [Read more...] about LG Electronics looking for buyer for smartphone plants
Despite being constantly on the move and staying in makeshift accommodations, construction workers in Ho Chi Minh City still move forward and are ready for whatever comes next. Makeshift shanties erected at a construction site, secluded at a swamp next to the Saigon River, along Ven Ho Trung Tam Street in Thu Duc City, are where Nguyen Van Kiet, a 29-year-old construction worker, and more than a dozen co-workers have called home for the past several weeks. The site is filled with noise and dust, and piles of construction materials are strewn across the area. With walls temporarily built from corrugated iron and floors from planks of wood, the shanties, which double as the workers’ living and sleeping space, will be removed as construction nears completion. These makeshift accommodations lack the basics like a kitchen and toilet. Construction is ongoing at a building site in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo : Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre On the day a Tuoi Tre (Youth) … [Read more...] about In Ho Chi Minh City, construction workers find joy in ‘nomadic’ life
Technology and utilizing operational benefits are the key factors enabling the multinational firm to serve dozens of power plants in Vietnam. Vietnam, with annual power demand growth of roughly 10%, requires significant improvements in energy efficiency, emission intensity together with national energy mix restructuring for low-carbon economic growth. Wind farm in Vietnam's Ninh Thuan Province. Photo: GE Renewable Energy To make a transition towards greener economic growth, intensified investment in renewable energy become indispensable as energy intensity over the last decade was the only negative driver resulting in the slowdown of carbon emissions in the country. The broader engagement of GE in green energy in Vietnam has contributed partly to the country’s power transition as the US-based company now generates up to 30% of Vietnam’s power with a GE fleet of nearly 30 gas turbines, servicing over 10 power plants and projects. GE Spokesperson Som … [Read more...] about How GE help decarbonization in Vietnam?