The shutdown of the federal government has sent as many as 770,000 employees home, delayed the paychecks of another 1.3 million "essential" workers, and shuttered various government functions. That will put a crimp in the Washington D.C. area's economy - costing some $200 million per day. But it's not justD.C.
Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 3:31 pm
Stop us if you've heard this one: A spacecraft flies out of the solar system ...
Yes, the planetary probe Voyager 1, launched in the era of Jimmy Carter and bell-bottoms, has finally left the room, so to speak, years after completing its primary mission: a "grand tour" of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn (twin Voyager 2 also visited Uranus and Neptune).
And years after we first started talking about its departure.
After decades of waiting, physicists at Trinity College have for the first time captured a rare scientific event on camera. 70 years after the experiment was set up, the scientists have videoed pitch dripping from a funnel. The experiment was begun by a colleague of Nobel Prize winner Ernest Walton in the physics department of Trinity in 1944.
A Boeing 777 that news outlets say was inbound from Seoul, South Korea, is on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport with smoke billowing from its fuselage. It appears the jet broken into at least two large pieces. We'll have more as the news comes in.