F1 | Hamilton takes record-breaking 92nd win with dominant drive in Portuguese GP
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has become the most successful driver in terms of victories in Formula 1 history, after a dominant display at the Portuguese Grand Prix saw him claim his 92nd victory from team mate Valtteri Bottas and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.
Having started from pole position, Hamilton’s victory looked in serious doubt after a dramatic opening lap that saw him get passed by both Bottas and the McLaren of Carlos Sainz – Sainz then taking the lead from Bottas a lap later, as the Mercedes pair struggled to get their medium tyres fired up. —read more—
CNN | Bubba Wallace’s new NASCAR team reveals Michael Jordan inspired team name, number and logo
(CNN) – NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace will be sporting a new number and car while racing with a new team in 2021.
Wallace will be racing with the number 23 for the newly-formed racing team owned by former NBA superstar Michael Jordan and racer Denny Hamlin.
The team was named 23XI Racing — pronounced twenty-three eleven — in reference to the jersey number Jordan wore while playing in the NBA and the number 11 car that Hamlin has raced with for the past 14 seasons. —read more—
CNN politics | watch: Barack Obama delivers scathing takedown of Donald Trump
During a speech in Philadelphia, former President Barack Obama delivered a blistering account of his successor’s first four years in office, arguing that President Donald Trump has proved he is “incapable of taking the job seriously” and has shown no interest in “helping anybody but himself and his friends.” Read the transcript here. —watch the full speech—
CNN | Experts find human remains while searching for the 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims
(CNN) – At least one set of human remains were found at a cemetery where experts are searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race Massacre, an Oklahoma state archaeologist announced Tuesday.
The remains were found at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, inside of a wood coffin and near an unmarked temporary grave marker about 3 feet underground, said Oklahoma state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck.
The remains are still being analyzed and it’s unclear whether they are from one of the victims of the massacre, she added. A possible second set of remains was found in a different location in the cemetery. —read more—
CNN BUSINESS | NASA and Nokia are putting a 4G network on the moon
New York (CNN Business) – If you’re unable to get a cell phone signal when you walk your dog around the block, this will really make your blood boil: NASA is putting a 4G network on the moon.
To reach its 2028 goal to build a lunar base and eventually sustain a human presence on the moon, NASA awarded $370 million to over a dozen companies to deploy technology on the lunar surface. Those innovations include remote power generation, cryogenic freezing, robotics, safer landing … and 4G. Because how else will astronauts tweet their moon golf shots and lunar rover selfies?
NASA says 4G could provide more reliable, longer-distance communication than the current radio standards in place on the moon. Like on Earth, the 4G network will eventually be upgraded to 5G. —read more—
ESPN | ‘Angry shark’ Fernando Alonso won’t distract Renault from 2022
(ESPN) Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul says the returning Fernando Alonso is like “a big shark,” but that his arrival in 2021 will not distract Renault from its long-term goals. Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul says the returning Fernando Alonso is like “a big shark,” but that his arrival in 2021 will not distract Renault from its long-term goals.
Alonso is replacing McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo next season, which will be the final year under the current aerodynamic regulations. Formula One hopes the sweeping changes to the rules for 2022 will shake up the pecking order after seven years of unchallenged Mercedes domination. —read more—
CNN health | Girls with power tools build their way to focus and calm
(CNN) – So much of our children’s world has gone virtual. Remote school, Zoom holidays and FaceTiming with friends may be keeping us safe from contagion but they’re leaving all of us — kids especially — hungry for the tangible.
What if there was a way to entice your teen or preteen girl away from her devices toward experiential learning that helped her feel “calm,” “proud,” “satisfied” and “useful,” as well as teaching her valuable life skills?
Katie Hughes has just the thing: building. Her Oregon-based nonprofit, Girls Build, has served nearly 1,400 girls, ages 8 to 14, over the past four years. The group teaches these kids to hammer, drill, pour concrete, solder, bend sheet metal, use wire and collaborate on a wide range of building experiments. —read more—
CNN health | Eli Lilly pauses trial of its monoclonal antibody to treat coronavirus
(CNN) – Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Tuesday it is pausing its trial of a combination antibody treatment for coronavirus for safety reasons.
Usually, clinical trials are paused because a volunteer has suffered a side effect or become ill, but the company did not say what happened.
“Safety is of the (utmost) importance to Lilly,” a spokesperson told CNN by email.
It said the trial’s Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), an independent group of medical experts who monitor clinical trials, recommended the pause. —read more—
CNN BUSINESS | Forget silicon. This material could be a game-changer for solar power
Oxford, UK (CNN Business) – Solar energy is poised for what could be its biggest transformation in over half a century.
A group of materials called perovskites are being used to create the next generation of solar panels, which could eventually be twice as efficient as current models, and flexible enough to wrap around entire buildings.
The first solar cell capable of powering everyday electrical equipment was made in the 1950s at Bell Labs in New Jersey. Back then the silicon-based panels were hugely expensive and converted just 6% of sunlight into electricity. —read more—
CNN health | Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial after ‘unexplained illness’
(CNN) – Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson said Monday it has paused the advanced clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers.
“Following our guidelines, the participant’s illness is being reviewed and evaluated by the ENSEMBLE independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) as well as our internal clinical and safety physicians,” the company said in a statement. ENSEMBLE is the name of the study.
“Adverse events — illnesses, accidents, etc. — even those that are serious, are an expected part of any clinical study, especially large studies.” The pause was first reported by Stat News. —read more—