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2013 Formula 1 coverage
BBC One HD & Sky Sports F1/HD — 8th and 22nd September
The European leg of the Formula 1 race calendar ends with the Italian Grand Prix on 8th September. The historic race circuit in Monza is a driver favourite, featuring long straights and fast corners — there are some great overtaking chances to be taken here.
We then move on to the spectacular night racing event at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on 22nd September. Sebastian Vettel needs to start winning consecutive races again if he wants
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A FURTHER milestone in the Ministry of Defence’s Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) programme was reached on July 25 when ZJ691(c/n 9123), the first Sentinel R.l to be completed at Hawarden Airfield, Broughton, North Wales, made its first flight. An extensively modified Bombardier Global Express business jet, it was crewed by Peter Collins, Head of Flying at Raytheon Broughton and Raytheon UK ASTOR Project Test Pilot, and Sqn Ldr Tim Butler, the RAF ASTOR Project Test Pilot. During the four-hour flight the aircraft climbed to an altitude of 17,000ft (5,200m) and reached an indicated airspeed of 320kts (593km/ h). Following further
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STYLE, STUNNING SETTINGS AND SUSTAINABILITY COME TOGETHER IN SIX SENSES’ LUXURIOUS HOTELS
WHEN IT COMES TO HONEYMOONS, an exotic location, super service and stylish accommodation are three essentials. At Six Senses, you can add ‘attention to detail’ into the mix. It’s the little things they do that spell romance: a VIP welcome, a never-ending supply of poolside snacks and locally-crafted gifts at turndown, all designed to make you feel extra-special.
Their resorts in Thailand and Vietnam are truly sublime — but how to choose? In Tna and. S x Senses Samui, nestle among palm trees on the northern tip of
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Chines Workshop blends a minimalist Zen look with gorgeously tactile surfaces for a home that’s at once clean, warm and inviting.
Designing a Zen-inspired home is a bit like training for a ballet performance: all the blood, sweat and tears go into making the whole thing seem entirely effortless. As any dancer or designer will tell you, however, the easier it looks, the more work would have been required to achieve that effect. Chine’s Workshop takes us backstage to find out exactly what it takes to design a beautifully minimalist home.
“The clients wanted their home to be very simple,”
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Make and send elegant collages on your Mac
Sending a selection of photos to your friends and family via email can be a laborious task for both you and the recipient. Images have to be attached to the message, perhaps in more then one email if the files are too large, and then your loved one has to open each individual photo when the emails arrive in their inbox.
Thankfully, iPhoto provides a simple solution to sharing multiple images. Apple’s photo management software iPhoto lets you create an elegant collage of your shots that can be customised to suit a
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Lon Nordeen and John Quigley conclude their report on the evolution of aircraft self-protection systems over the past three decades.
IN THE second, concluding part of this self-defence system article, the authors review Electronic Attack, Electronic Warfare Support, Suppression and/or Destruction of Enemy Air Defences (SEAD/DEAD) and the application of GPS-guided weapons in those roles.
This activity involves jamming or deceiving an adversary’s radar or radio communications. Jamming aircraft such as the US Air Force EB-66, US Navy EA-1F, EKA-3B plus US Marine Corps EF-10 and EA-6A added an electronic ‘punch’ with which to suppress North Vietnamese surveillance
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Manufacturer: Seiko Watch Corporation, 8-10, Toranomon 2-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8467, Japan
Reference number: SrQ003J1
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds; chronograph with counters for 12 elapsed hours and 30 elapsed minutes; date display; stop-seconds function
Movement: Manufacture Caliber 8R28, automatic, chronograph; 28,800 vph; 34 jewels; fine adjustment via index; Diashock shock absorption; bidirectional winding; 45-hour power reserve; diameter = 28 mm, height = 7.2 mm
Case: Stainless steel, flanks coated with titanium carbide; flat sapphire crystal is nonreflective on its inner surface; case-back with sapphire viewing window held in place by six screws; water resistant to 100 meters
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An ever popular toy with all ages, children just love being rocketed up into the air on a see-saw and equally relish the thump as they come back to earth. This design allows for rapid assembly and dismantling- the board can stand upright in your shed or garage and the stand can hang on the wall. Children of different weights can easily find the correct balance position as I have allowed a long seating area and good handles.
I used Nordic redwood timber and ramin dowel rods. It is probably best to buy the dowel rod necessary before getting to
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Although using symmetry appears to break the rules of composition (because it usually involves placing the main subject in the middle of the shot, or dividing the frame down the centre), on the right scene or subject this can produce fantastic images.
Reflections in water are a common form of symmetry — and who can resist them, especially when the reflection is of a beautiful scene? You’ll also find lots of symmetry in architecture and engineering — think of suspension bridges, interiors, office buildings, the underside of old piers, the structure of an electricity pylon when viewed from beneath.
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Whereas the First World War at sea is best remembered for the actions of the larger warships, a large proportion of the everyday duties of the Royal Navy was performed by smaller motor launches. An example of this is the actions of ML 357 which attacked three German submarines in the final months of 1917. These attacks formed the contents of a letter, revealed by Rick Mayall, which was written by the commander of the motor launch in January 1918.
On 9 April 1915, the British Admiralty placed an order througn Canadian Vickers for fifty anti-submarine boats to be built
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