US Navy tests orbiting solar panel that could one day beam power anywhere on Earth

A pizza box sized solar panel in orbit is producing enough electricity to power an iPad, according to a succesful test of the technology by the US Navy.  The Photovoltaic Radiofrequency Antenna Module (PRAM) was launched in May 2020 attached to a drone that loops around the Earth every 90 minutes and is designed to harness … Read more

US Navy tests orbiting solar panel that could one day beam power anywhere on Earth

A pizza box sized solar panel in orbit is producing enough electricity to power an iPad, according to a succesful test of the technology by the US Navy.  The Photovoltaic Radiofrequency Antenna Module (PRAM) was launched in May 2020 attached to a drone that loops around the Earth every 90 minutes and is designed to harness … Read more

NS&I power outage left savers locked out of online banking on Monday

Millions of savers were unable to access their money yesterday after a meltdown at beleaguered National Savings & Investments. A ‘power outage’ hit the systems of the Treasury-backed bank meaning many of its 25million savers could not access its website, while its customer services could not help them over the phone either. Savers trying to log … Read more

Tories at war over Carrie Symond’s power at No.10: Think-tank demands inquiry

Bitter Tory in-fighting broke out last night after a Conservative-friendly think-tank demanded an inquiry into the power of Boris Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds. Ben Harris-Quinney, chairman of the Bow Group – which boasts Tory heavyweights Norman Tebbit and Norman Lamont among its patrons – called for an independent investigation into the influence that Ms Symonds … Read more

Married At First Sight star Jessika Power hits out at haters after UK viewers called her ‘vile’ 

Married At First Sight star Jessika Power hits out at haters and says her new boyfriend sees ‘the real me’ as she shares VERY loved up videos of the pair – after UK viewers called her ‘vile’ By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia Published: 07:35 GMT, 20 February 2021 | Updated: 07:35 GMT, 20 … Read more

Paid content law coming to US: Facebook and Google could lose bargaining power under proposed bill

Facebook and Google could lose their bargaining power under a new proposed bill in the US that would force them to pay news outlets for content.  The internet giants currently profit from the content that news organizations produce by hosting them on their respective platforms.  They do not pay the publishers for the content, and … Read more

Texas was ‘seconds and minutes’ away from ‘monthslong’ power outages, ERCOT’s CEO says

Texas was ‘seconds and minutes’ away from ‘monthslong’ power outages the embattled CEO of ERCOT said Thursday as he defended the grid’s rolling blackouts.  A week of below-freezing temperatures knocked about a third of the state’s generating capacity offline, resulting in the greatest forced blackout in U.S. history and exposing weaknesses of Texas’ unique approach … Read more

Texas was ‘seconds and minutes’ away from ‘monthslong’ power outages, ERCOT’s CEO says

Texas was ‘seconds and minutes’ away from ‘monthslong’ power outages the embattled CEO of ERCOT said Thursday as he defended the grid’s rolling blackouts.  A week of below-freezing temperatures knocked about a third of the state’s generating capacity offline, resulting in the greatest forced blackout in U.S. history and exposing weaknesses of Texas’ unique approach … Read more

Texas stores run out of food, 7 million are under boil water orders and 500,000 STILL without power

Desperate Texans have been thrown into survival mode as the state is now running out of food and water with seven million people under boil water orders – despite many still having no power – and hungry residents forced to line up for four hours to get their hands on a hot meal. Thursday marked … Read more