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All standstill due to Power outage all across Britain: Blackout

This was not the weekend Britains have ever expected. All transport, commutation, telecom, underground stations, and electricity halted. It happened due to the shutdown of one of the major London power grid that supplies power to telecom, transport, and homes. Million of commutators have suffered and forced to spend the night in underground stations when London main grid power station stopped supplying power to transport and telecom sector. The Internet stopped working, people forced to a standstill where they were.

Transport and Telecom sectors to be resumed in 24 hours

Restoration of power may take 24 hours

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Blackout effects transportation and telecom badly

A power cut across swathes of England and Wales left almost a million people without electricity as traffic lights were knocked out, trains came to a standstill and aircraft were grounded during rush hour.

Passengers described “apocalyptic” scenes after the outage hit shortly before 5pm on Friday as people prepared to head home for the weekend.

Commuters were left using their phones as torches to find their way out of underground stations and airports, while British Transport Police officers were called in to assist station staff and crowds.

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London Kings Cross station was closed to avoid overcrowding and passengers were also unable to travel from nearby St Pancras. Transport for London drafted in police officers to manage busy junctions.

All standstill due to Power outage all across Britain: Blackout

This was not the weekend Britains have ever expected. All transport, commutation, telecom, underground stations, and electricity halted. It happened due to the shutdown of one of the major London power grid that supplies power to telecom, transport, and homes. Million of commutators have suffered and forced to spend the night in underground stations when London main grid power station stopped supplying power to transport and telecom sector. The Internet stopped working, people forced to a standstill where they were.

Transport and Telecom sectors to be resumed in 24 hours

Restoration of power may take 24 hours

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Blackout effects transportation and telecom badly

A power cut across swathes of England and Wales left almost a million people without electricity as traffic lights were knocked out, trains came to a standstill and aircraft were grounded during rush hour.

Passengers described “apocalyptic” scenes after the outage hit shortly before 5pm on Friday as people prepared to head home for the weekend.

Commuters were left using their phones as torches to find their way out of underground stations and airports, while British Transport Police officers were called in to assist station staff and crowds.

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London Kings Cross station was closed to avoid overcrowding and passengers were also unable to travel from nearby St Pancras. Transport for London drafted in police officers to manage busy junctions.

Race of making Space trips affordable

At the other end of the industry’s payload spectrum, companies are working to achieve economies of scale with heavier rockets. Among the 10 most-launched rockets, the most affordable on a per-kilogram basis are SpaceX

 

At the other end of the industry’s payload spectrum, companies are working to achieve economies of scale with heavier rockets. Among the 10 most-launched rockets, the most affordable on a per-kilogram basis are SpaceX

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Falcon 9 and Roscosmos’ Proton M, both able to lift 20,000 kilograms (44,092 pounds) or more, according to a recent Federal Aviation Administration report. The most cost-efficient overall is the 63,800-kilogram-capacity Falcon Heavy, which successfully test-launched earlier this year. (No cost estimates were provided for several other mega-rockets currently in development, such as NASA’s Space Launch System.)

War is sorted out finally. ECJ apprise Uber is not a digital agency

Uber is a transport services company, the European court of justice (ECJ) has ruled, requiring it to accept stricter regulation and licensing within the EU as a taxi operator.

The decision in Luxembourg, after a challenge brought by taxi drivers in Barcelona, will apply across the whole of the EU, including the UK. It cannot be appealed against.

ECJ notify Uber is a transport company, not a digital agency. Rules will be same as for black cabs

Uber had denied it was a transport company, arguing instead it was a computer services business with operations that should be subject to an EU directive governing e-commerce and prohibiting restrictions on the establishment of such organizations. Source: Guardian

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Uber is a transportation company, according to a landmark ruling from Europe’s highest court.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that the U.S. ride-hailing app is a transportation firm and not a digital company. The verdict is a long-awaited judgment expected to have major implications for how Uber is regulated throughout Europe.

“The service provided by Uber connecting individuals with non-professional drivers is covered by services in the field of transport,” the ECJ said. “Member states can, therefore, regulate the conditions for providing that service,” it added.

Uber has long-considered itself an “information society service” which connects drivers and passengers through inter-mediation via their app. This subtle classification has helped to protect the multi-billion dollar start-up from national regulations and means it has been treated as a digital service operating across borders in the EU‘s single market

Source: CNBC

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What does it look like? Musk reveals plan

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Elon Musk’s strive of world-changing ideas can sometimes sound like science fiction or the stuff of dreams, one of the most recent being his plan to tunnel beneath cities and create ultrafast networks for cars to zip across town. Although the pilot test is just under trial in one of the cities in the USA called LA. It is too early to say how quick it will going to spread in rest of the America and then to the world.

Whatever he is doing, he is doing for the sake of the planet. He wants to enhance the life  of the planet as much as he could. His efforts do not limit to GO Green mission but in some of his business ideas, it reflects as if he wants to bye-bye this planet. I mean making the journey possible to Mars, what else could it mean?

After revealing his idea half a year ago, he set up the Boring Company to get to work in Los Angeles. And over the weekend, Musk shared a photo of the firm’s initial progress (above): a 500-ft long tunnel, complete with a track for vehicles, and finished surfaces.

This is just the beginning: Musk noted that the tunnel will eventually reach a length of two miles in three to four months; the goal is to build a tunnel that stretches “the whole 405 N-S corridors from LAX to the 101” in about a year.

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According to Electric, that means that the Boring Company would have to cover a few more miles west to reach the 405 interstate and the Los Angeles international airport, and then at least a dozen more miles to reach the 101 highway.

If it’s successful, the company will have a huge win on its hands, as it’s never easy securing the necessary permits and clearing regulations to build such infrastructure anywhere in the world as a private firm. But even after that, it’ll have to prove that it can safely send cars and people-pods hurtling through these tunnels at 240 kmph (150mph) to beat traffic. And with that, Musk’s new baby is quickly becoming his most interesting business to watch.