The James Webb Space Telescope, launched Dec. 25, will shortly arrive at the destination from which it will begin its in-depth examination of the distant universe. However, unlike its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Telescope won't be orbiting Earth. Rather, it will orbit the sun in an area of space known as a Lagrange point, where the tricky overlap of gravity from the sun and Earth and centrifugal forces from its orbit will allow the telescope to maintain its position relative to the orbiting Earth almost - but not quite - effortlessly. The Earth-sun orbital relationship produces five Lagrange points, which scientists number L1 through L5. Placing the telescope at L2 - perpetually in Earth's shadow, shielded from the sun's radiation and glare - will allow it to look farther, while also keeping its sensitive instruments at the super-cold temperatures they need to operate. In the 18th century, Italian French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange determined … [Read more...] about What is a Lagrange point, the final destination for the James Webb Space Telescope?
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But despite a rollercoaster of a rookie F1 campaign in 2021, from the highs of a headline-grabbing first race in Bahrain to the lows of a run of crashes that risked his future, the Japanese star never shied away from owning up to the errors of his ways. Instead, Tsunoda admitted that a combination of over-confidence and a lack of application helped trigger a sequence of incidents that left his confidence on the floor. But, as he reflects on the way he turned things around and eyes even better form in 2022, the AlphaTauri ace is clear that some big lessons have been learned, and the change of approach was essential. One of his biggest mistakes, he reckons, was lacking the focus in preparing himself as well as he could for each race. It proved to be one of the triggers for an enforced mid-season move to be near his team's Faenza-factory. "Until I moved to Italy, I was just a lazy bastard," he laughs. "After training, straight into my house, turn on the PS5 and do gaming for … [Read more...] about How “lazy bastard” Tsunoda banished his F1 rookie wobbles
Nikolas Tombazis believes Formula 1’s new regulations have the potential to put “more cars in the mix” for race wins and possibly even championships. The FIA’s head of single-seater technical matters recently said he hopes that by the end of 2022 the gap between the front of the field to the back over a single lap, which was three seconds last season, will have been slashed in half . That, of course, gives hope to the backmarkers who in 2021 were Haas , Williams and Alfa Romeo. But can anyone from the midfield push closer to Mercedes and Red Bull? The regulation changes for 2022 are designed to help cars by reducing the ‘dirty air’ aerodynamic effect and produce more exciting racing – and while Tombazis does not see grands prix results becoming wide open straight away, he is not ruling out that prospect once teams have mastered what they can do. “It is difficult to expect it to be more exciting than  because that is a very high point of reference,” said Tombazis, … [Read more...] about FIA expect ‘more cars in the mix’ as 2022 evolves
I’m relieved to say I’m not generally the kind of person who gets annoyed by attempts to increase diversity and inclusivity in media, no matter how transparent or poorly executed those attempts may be (and often are). I don’t care when a cartoon character comes out as gay or a TV show has the audacity to swap out one of its many white cast members for a single Black character mid-series. But the M&Ms — the M&Ms have gone too far. On Thursday, Mars announced that its M&M characters, the anthropomorphized versions of the chocolate candies that serve as the brand’s mascots, will be undergoing a makeover for a “progressive, modern world.” Of course, it’s always annoying when a brand treats diversity like a trend it has to capitalize on in order to separate more Gen-Zers from their money, but the way in which Mars is going about this plan also feels particularly ill-executed. According to Mars, this push for inclusivity hopes to foster a greater sense of belonging and … [Read more...] about The M&Ms Characters Are Getting the Progressive Rebrand Literally No One Asked For
Motor1.com puts up spy shots of upcoming vehicles practically every day and sometimes more than that. If you want to stay on the cutting-edge of what's on the way check out this list of all of the glimpses of development vehicles from the past week. 1. 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Spied With Production Look Testing In The Cold Alfa Romeo pushed back the launch of the Tonale crossover that's slotting below the Stelvio. Apparently, the company decided to do some last-minute, cold-weather testing of it. Gallery: 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale snow spy photos 21 Photos 2. 2023 Audi A4 Avant Spied As The Last Generation With Combustion Engines The front of the Audi A4 Avant looks especially wide in these pictures because of the new take on the grille that accentuates the span of the vehicle's face. Gallery: 2023 Audi A4 Avant winter spy photos 30 Photos … [Read more...] about Best Spy Shots For The Week Of January 17
The Thai driver, who is making his return to F1 in 2022 after a year as Red Bull reserve and competing in the DTM, kicked off his build-up to the new season with a visit to the Grove factory on Wednesday. However, things did not go completely smoothly as he made a bit of a error as he worked his way around the factory. "I already lost my car keys on the first day, but we did find them which was great," he admitted. "I thought I left them on the dinner tray so I was about to look into the garbage cans, but fortunately they were just down the side of the sofa in the simulator room. So a trip to the garbage was saved." Albon spent the day getting to know the individual team members, and was taken aback by how vast the Grove organisation was. "Some people see Williams as an intimate team, but it's still massive," he said. "There's still a lot of people here, from marketing to aero, the machine shop to accounting, it's a big team. "I've seen a lot of new faces and I'm … [Read more...] about Albon owns up to car key incident on first day at Willliams
Electric two-wheeler manufacturer Hero Electric has partnered with Autovert Technologies to offer what is described as 'alternative ownership models' for Hero Electric's new customers. Under the partnership, Autovert, a fintech start-up, will allow new customers of Hero Electric to opt for subscription-based plans for an all-inclusive price at the time of purchasing a new Hero Electric two-wheeler. The all-inclusive subscription plans will start for as low as ₹ 2,999 per month, and will allow Hero Electric customers to avail the electric two-wheeler, along with bundled services such as comprehensive insurance, service and maintenance, loyalty bonuses and upgrade options. Also Read: Hero Electric Announces Discounts On Electric Scooters Commenting on the collaboration, Sachin Mehta, Co-Founder and Director, Autovert Technologies said, "Customers today are looking for alternative ownership options apart from ease of usage. The future of affordable personal mobility is electric … [Read more...] about Hero Electric Announces Subscription-Based Financing Plans
3 John Beck has always considered himself a "solid B-plus" when it comes to trivia, so he was absolutely thrilled when he won $117,099 over five consecutive games of "Jeopardy!" in 2003. The show had a five-win limit at the time, and it felt like the ultimate victory. But as he sat in the studio audience and watched the next trio of contestants play, he couldn't help but think: "I'm pretty sure I would have won that game, too." Of course, the concept was a non-starter. Until a few months later, when it suddenly wasn't. The show kicked off its 20th season by instituting a new "sky's the limit" rule - "a deliberate ploy by the show to beef up ratings," Claire McNear wrote in her "Jeopardy!" history book "Answers in the Form of Questions" - allowing contestants to win as many games as possible. Soon, a mild-mannered computer engineer named Ken Jennings arrived on the scene and stayed put, steamrolling contestants week after week after week, causing some to … [Read more...] about Amy Schneider rules the ‘Jeopardy!’ super-champ era. Some former 5-day winners are jealous they never got the chance.
For a decade, Atif Mahr mentored young people, preaching the virtues of anti-violence even as the streets of his north St. Louis neighborhood echoed ever more often with the crack of gunfire. Then one day last October, those bullets tore a jagged hole in Mahr's own family. His daughter Isis was dropping off a friend when a gunman unloaded on her car. The soccer standout, who had been saving money to pay her way through nursing school, was 19. "I always feared it," Mahr said. "I never imagined it." Isis's death filled him with hurt. The reaction from the community, however, gave him hope. The past two years have been dreadful for public safety in U.S. cities as homicide numbers soared - in some cases to record levels. Experts say a constellation of factors is to blame, including the pandemic's scars and a breakdown in trust between police and the communities they serve during the social unrest of 2020. But as 2022 kicks off, city leaders from coast to coast say the stars may … [Read more...] about Homicide rates have soared nationwide, but mayors see a chance for a turnaround in 2022