Stage set for historic New York car race

Stage set for historic New York car race

Formula E, the world’s first, and only all-electric racing series, is hitting the streets of the borough’s Red Hook district on Saturday and Sunday — the first time an international motor race of any description has been staged in The Big Apple. The addition of New York to Formula E’s race calendar represents an important milestone for the sport which already boasts an impressive roster of city-center venues including Paris, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires and Montreal — which will host the season three finale at the end of July. “We…

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Cyber battles join jets and warships in US-Australian war games

Cyber battles join jets and warships in US-Australian war games

Posted July 16, 2017 07:46:16 Photo: More than 30,000 Australian and American troops were involved in operation Talisman Sabre. (Supplied: ADF ) We could already be at war in cyberspace — that is the proposition the Australian military is grappling with as it engages in massive war games off the Queensland coast. The biggest military exercise in the Pacific, Talisman Sabre, kicked off this week with a spectacular show of force. The biggest amphibious landing Australia has executed since WWII took place on the beaches of Shoalwater Bay, near Rockhampton….

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Humble beginnings for GoT stars

Humble beginnings for GoT stars

THEY might be the world’s most recognisable faces, but even the superstars of Game of Thrones had to start somewhere. The string of TV stars, who were on the whole relatively unknown before GoT hit the small screen back in 2011, are now regarded as the who’s who of the television world. Before they became power hungry kings, queens and knights on the hit fantasy series, a bevy of the cast were either fresh out of school or struggling to make ends meet in part-time jobs, while some had long…

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Lotto luck shines in Perth’s north

Lotto luck shines in Perth’s north

PERTH has a new jackpot winner after Saturday’s Lotto draw – but the prize fell just short of the magic million mark . One of the four Division 1 tickets sold across the country was purchased at Padbury News and Post, in Perth’s northern suburbs. It didn’t quite strike $1 million but the ticket is still worth a cool $985,744. The winning numbers were: 25, 44, 41, 1, 11, 22 and the supplementary numbers: 9, 23. Source link

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Maryam Mirzakhani, only woman to take math's highest award, dies at 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, only woman to take math's highest award, dies at 40

She was 40. The Iran native thrived in study of curved surfaces such as doughnut shapes and amoebas — to a degree that other bright minds in the field dared not explore, her colleagues have said. In 2014, she became the first woman to receive the Fields Medal, the highest honor in mathematics and equivalent in reputation to a Nobel Prize. The International Mathematical Union established the award in 1936 and has presented it to at least two people every four years since 1950. All 52 recipients before Mirazkhani were…

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