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Maritime Image of the Day: Transportation as giant green planters

PortandTerminal.com, July 5, 2020 French designer Nicolas Abdelkader’s “The Urgency to Slow Down‘ imagines transportation as giant green planters HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Like all of us, the pandemic has deeply affected French designer Nicolas Abdelkader’s view of the world. With road traffic, global trade and demand for flights all drastically reduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, the lockdown inspired him …

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A Brief History of Naval Smoke Screens

Navy boats. Smoke screen

PortandTerminal.com, July 5, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – In warfare, a smoke screen is used to mask the movement or location of military units such as infantry, tanks, aircraft or ships. The concept of military smoke screening dates back at least two thousand years. One of the earliest documented uses of the smoke screen in combat was the burning of green vegetation by the …

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Tesla shares surge past $1,000 as Musk revs up the Semi

Tesla Semi Truck

REUTERS, JUNE 10, 2020 SHANGHAI – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) stock jumped above $1,000 a share on Wednesday after Chief Executive Elon Musk told his staff it was time to bring the Tesla Semi commercial truck to “volume production.” Musk, in an email seen by Reuters on Wednesday, did not specify a time frame for ramping up production of the Semi. …

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Architecture studio designs shipping-container coronavirus testing centres

Shipping container medical lab. Patients at windows speaking to staff. D-Tec on side of container

PortandTerminal.com, June 3, 2020 NEW YORK – The New York office of architecture studio Grimshaw has drawn up plans for a range of prefabricated coronavirus testing centres using shipping containers, named D-Tec. The deployable technology line upcycles disused shipping containers as a foundation for a sturdy and sustainable solution to mass testing needs. The first prototypes, slated for completion in June, are designed to …

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A brief history of the invention of rope

PortandTerminal.com, May 14, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Everyone knows what rope is. Rope is a length of fibers, twisted and braided around each other, that creates a thicker strand which is capable of pulling, tying and connecting. Humans have been making and using rope for a very long time – much longer than we thought it turns out. A …

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VIDEO: SpaceX Falcon 9 Lands its Reusable Rocket on Drone Ship.

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster rocket touched down on its landing pad minutes

PortandTerminal.com, May 31, 2020 Watch the incredible moment when the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster rocket touched down on its landing pad minutes after sending two astronauts into space. The booster shuttle which launched NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into space yesterday (May 30) landed successfully upright on the SpaceX’s drone ship named Of Course I Still Love You. FILE …

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SpaceX Sends Astronauts to Space Station! US back in the manned space race

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches into space with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard the rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 30. Photographer: Saul Martinez/Getty Images North America

BLOOMBERG, MAY 30, 2020 Mission opens new era in human spaceflight by private sector | NASA’s Behnken, Hurley on track to arrive Sunday at 10:30 a.m. By Dana Hull and Julie Johnsson for Bloomberg – Two American astronauts are cruising to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX capsule, forging a new landmark for NASA and visionary billionaire Elon Musk. The Dragon capsule …

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