January 16, 2015

Top News Stories –

Beagle 2 probe found on Mars –
Pictures taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have spotted the missing Mars robot Beagle2, identified its landing location and it looks to be in one piece. The probe designed an promoted by the late Professor Colin Pillinger landed on Mars on 25th December 2003, but no radio contact was ever made with the probe. It was assumed to have crashed but it now seems that for some reason two of the solar panels did not deploy and the radio signal was consequently blocked.
Beagle 2 replicaReplica of Beagle 2 at the London Science Museum

Britain’s oldest person dies age 114 –
Ethel Lang has died at the age of 114. She was believed to be the last person living in the UK who was born in the reign of Queen Victoria. The oldest person in the world is thought to be Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman who celebrated her 116th birthday in March 2014.

Elon Musk proposes 700 mph test track in Texas –
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) the billionaire founder of PayPal tweets that he will build a test track for his “Hyperloop” transport system that could theoretically travel at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour. He tweets the most likely location for the test track that works in a partial vacuum using magnets is in Texas, USA.
Elon Musk tweet 16 01 2015Elon Musk - The Summit 2013Elon Musk in 2013

Video of the Day –

CNN explains Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

List of the day –

Oldest verified persons (from Wikipedia)

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age (at death,
or as of 8 March 2015)
Place of death or residence
1 Jeanne Calment[2] F 21 February 1875 4 August 1997 122 years, 164 days France
2 Sarah Knauss[3] F 24 September 1880 30 December 1999 119 years, 97 days United States
3 Lucy Hannah[4] F 16 July 1875 21 March 1993 117 years, 248 days United States
4 Marie-Louise Meilleur[5] F 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230 days Canada
5 Misao Okawa[6][7][8] F 5 March 1898 Living[7] 117 years, 3 days Japan
6 María Capovilla[9] F 14 September 1889 27 August 2006 116 years, 347 days Ecuador
7 Gertrude Weaver[7][10] F 4 July 1898 Living[7] 116 years, 247 days United States
8 Tane Ikai[11] F 18 January 1879 12 July 1995 116 years, 175 days Japan
9 Elizabeth Bolden[12] F 15 August 1890 11 December 2006 116 years, 118 days United States
10 Besse Cooper[13] F 26 August 1896 4 December 2012 116 years, 100 days United States

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