THE first indication there was something wrong came last summer when Simon Hardacre began to feel stressed and run down. Like many men he was inclined to attribute his condition to the wear and tear of life but after encouragement from partner Maria Kose, 40, he went to see a GP.
NC MEDICAL MARVEL? Simon with the proton beam machine and partner Maria His doctor recommended a series of tests, including one on his prostate, and later at Cheltenham General Hospital the 56-year-old received some bad news. “They confirmed there was a small lump and I had to have a biopsy,” says the father-of-two. “I went […]
A big challenge for the EV and renewable energy revolution is that the much-needed batteries are made from lithium, a relatively rare and pricey metal. Rather than focusing on other metals like magnesium, a team of scientists from RMIT University in Melbourne have figured it out to build rechargeable “proton” batteries from abundant carbon and […]
Enlarge (credit: Scott Andrews/NASA) The Proton rocket, Russia’s primary commercial launch vehicle, faces a life-and-death struggle to remain a competitive player on the international launch market, industry sources say. The veteran Soviet space rocket has spent nearly a quarter of a century as the vehicle of choice for operators of communications satellites all over the […]
Published time: 12 Sep, 2017 01:17 The International Launch Services venture has successfully sent the privately owned Spanish Amazonas 5 communications satellite into orbit using the iconic Proton M heavy lift launch vehicle. “The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, successfully lifted off from Pad 39 at the Baikonur Space […]