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Sunday, July 4, 2021

TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: Transair T4810—Boeing 737-200 Dual Engine Failure and Ditching off Honolulu

This was a freight flight, with just two pilots on board, who were rescued by the Coast Guard after ditching the aircraft, which promptly sank.

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CONTEXT: Ketamine in China

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THE HAPPENING WORLD: Augmented Reality Overlays Advertisements for Individual Markets

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THE HAPPENING WORLD: Helion Energy Achieves 100 Million °C in Pulsed Fusion Reactor

The Helion Energy design is a pulsed aneutronic fusion device designed to use helium-3 and deuterium as fuel and produces electricity directly from the reaction, without generating heat to run steam turbines. Helium-3 is rare on the Earth, but can be mined from the lunar regolith, where it is deposited by the solar wind.

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CONTINUITY: Fifty Years Ago—Remembering Soyuz 11

Here is information about Soyuz 11, whose crew was lost when their re-entry capsule depressurised after undocking from the Salyut 1 space station on June 29th, 1971. They are, to date, the only humans to have died in space (as opposed to in a launch or landing accident while in the Earth's atmosphere). The film shows unsuccessful attempts to revive the crew after landing which some may find disturbing.

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