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Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft crashes during historic moon landing attempt

An Israeli spacecraft attempting to make history by becoming the first privately funded craft to land on the moon suffered an engine malfunction during its descent and crashed onto the lunar surface.

The Beresheet spacecraft was to have touched down on the moon between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET. But officials with SpaceIL, the Israeli nonprofit organization behind the mission, reported that they lost contact with the four-legged spacecraft as it neared the surface of the moon.

“We didn’t make it,” SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn said during a livestream of the landing attempt. “The achievement to getting to where we got is really tremendous.”

Ethiopian Airlines crash: FAA says Boeing 737 Max 8 is airworthy

The US Federal Aviation Administration has told airlines it believes Boeing’s 737 Max 8 model to be airworthy, after two fatal crashes inside six months.

An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed six minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

How to test for pregnancy without a kit

Your body should tell you if you are pregnant. Symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, weakness and sleepiness, and headaches can develop as early as two weeks of conception.

But every woman’s body is different, and you may not experience any of these symptoms. The easiest ways to confirm is to have a test.

Tension as Rwanda launches satellite in orbit

OneWeb, a UK based global communications company, has successfully sent its first six initial satellites into low-earth orbit, one of which is expected to provide broadband internet to remote schools in Rwanda.

Billionare Richard Branson of Virgin Group, top managers of Soft Bank of Japan, Airbus leaders, and other several dignitaries, including French ministers were in presence to witness the launch of OneWeb’s initial satellites.

FDC youth creates VPN app to counter gov’t OTT tax

Willingtone Nsubuga a youth affiliated to the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) political party has developed a secure tunnel for encrypted communication for Smartphone devices. This technology allows end-to-end encrypted communication among parties – making it impossible for Uganda government censorship. 

Mountain lion in California tree ‘rescued’ by firefighters

A very large cat has been rescued from a tree near a property in California after the homeowner saw it while working in the garden, officials say.

US firefighters arrived at the property in San Bernardino after the mountain lion – or cougar – was spotted perched on a branch about 50ft (15m) high.

Private ownership of Uganda natural resources is unconstitutional – Birungi Denis

There was a recent story in the media of an alleged ownership of Lake Birinzi in Masaka district by a legislator who has fenced the lake claiming to have a land title on it, and that he acquired the lake in 1998 as it was not gazetted. He claims compensation if government wants to confiscate the lake.

It is unfortunate that an MP, who is expected to understand, and create awareness about the laws of the country, would act contrary to them, by asserting proprietary claims on resources, which the Uganda constitution expressly entrusts to be held by the state in trust for the citizens, a concept known as the public trust doctrine.

Bill Gates says you need these three things to get rich

the world’s richest man has offered some career advice for wannabe billionaires.

Bill Gates — the founder of Microsoft — has predicted which three skills will be in high demand in the job market of the future.

Whisper Eye IT expert scores aggregate 8 in PLE

Carreti Media group a parent company of whisper eye has been boosted after one of its young talent and IT experts Jack Aaron scored aggregate 8 in Uganda Primary Leaving Examination at Global Junior School in Mukono district.

The delighted young man who has picked passion for designing websites and programming when he was 7 years old his delighted to pursue further education and become a graduate in science and technology.

China digs on the moon

What does China want to do on the Moon’s far side?
What will China’s Chang’e-4 mission learn about the far side of the Moon? Here are a few things the mission is designed to do.

No space mission has ever explored the far side from the surface. As such, it’s the first chance to explore a mysterious region of Earth’s natural satellite.

Trump solved North Korea crisis

Today marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump tweeting that his “Nuclear Button” is “much bigger & more powerful” than Kim Jong-un’s

That was in response to the North Korean leader warning in his 2018 New Year’s address that the United States should be aware that “the nuclear button is on my office desk all the time.”

A dead whale 6kg of plastic waste in stomach

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say.

It’s finally here; the massive disruption brewing over Uganda’s tech landscape

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Monday November 19th 2018

IT’S HERE. The coolest customer app we have so far seen in Uganda was launched without much fanfare. It has been growing in stealth mode for the last quarter of 2018 and even more impressive has in that time quietly begun operations in Kenya as well. They popped up on our radar after they began posting their activities allover twitter, instagram and facebook and we decided to check them out.
The application has sixteen categories and users can access different service providers listed in these categories.

NEMA to conduct Tilenga Public hearing in Buliisa

Petroleum Authority Uganda (PAU) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) have announced that they will hold two public hearings for the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for the proposed Tilenga Development Project.

Men own 95% , Women 5% of land in Lango region

In scathing findings, it has been discovered that whereas Uganda depends heavily on Agriculture and Conservation of Agriculture is based on three key principals: minimum soil disturbance, maintaining of soil cover through mulching and practicing crop rotation, very few people are practicing this concept

Multi million F-35 fighter jet suffers first crash

The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet program me.

A F-35B jet came down in South Carolina, the Marine Corps said.