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SpaceX launches 57 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX launches 57 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX caps busy week with launch of 57 more Starlink satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vaulted back into space early Friday, boosting another 57 Starlink internet relay stations into orbit along with two BlackSky remote sensing microsatellites. The launching of the first stage booster marked its fifth flight.

It capped a busy week for the California rocket builder beginning with the successful splashdown of a Crew Dragon capsule Sunday that brought two NASA astronauts back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The flight was the first to orbit for NASA astronauts from U.S. soil since the space shuttle was retired in 2011.

Two days after splashdown, SpaceX engineers in Boca Chica, Texas, carried out the first up-and-down test flight of a prototype upper stage for the company’s planned heavy-lift Starship rocket system.

“What a week it’s been here at SpaceX,” John Insprucker, a SpaceX engineer and launch commentator, said after the latest batch of Starlinks was deployed. “We’ve capped it off with our 10th successful Starlink mission to date.”

Minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9’s second stage separated from the first-stage booster and headed onward to orbit.

The booster flew itself back to a touchdown on a drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean — a rocket recovery procedure that has now become routine. The satellites were successfully deployed from the second stage over the course of an hour and a half.

SpaceX’s Starlink satellites were manufactured at the company’s facility in Redmond, Wash.

They represent the first full batch of spacecraft outfitted with sunshades to reduce the glare from their antennas. The “Visor Sat” design was developed to respond to concerns about past satellites’ interference with astronomical observations.

Since Elon Musk’s company began launching the small satellites over a year ago, astronomers and other observers have been surprised and even disturbed by the amount of sunlight the orbiting routers reflect, often interfering with scientific observations.

It’s been quite the week for SpaceX. On Sunday, the Crew Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.

In addition, the SN5 Starship prototype completed a short “hop” at the SpaceX facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The thermos-shaped prototype, a precursor to a potential Mars-bound spaceship, launched 500 feet into the air and nailed the landing, leading Musk to quip “Mars is looking real.”

King King Parrot Cichlid | Size Tank Mates  | King Kong Parrot Fish Care

King King Parrot Cichlid | Size Tank Mates | King Kong Parrot Fish Care

King Kong Parrot Fish Cichlid Size

King Kong Parrot Cichid is the typical type of Cichlid hybrid at the earlier stage, therefore, the King Kong Parrot Cichlid has been compared to the Blood Red Parrot Cichlid.  Except for the fact that the King Kong Parrot Cichlid is larger than the Blood Red Parrot Cichlid, they are very much alike.

The body of King Kong Parrot is round in shape with a beak-shaped nose and upside down triangle shaped lips.

The color of the parrot cichlid ranges from yellow to red when mature. As a juvenile, they are dark in color, and they gain the yellow to red coloration as they mature.

King Kong Parrot Cichlid requires an aquarium of at least 80 gallons, with a soft substrate, rocks and plenty of hiding places such as caves among the rocks. 

King Kong Parrot Cichlid are shy at first, but after as little as a week and as much as a few months they will begin to come out more during the day and show a more cichlid like behavior. They can be kept alone or in a group and seem to do fine either way. They live for about ten years.

Males and female King Kong Parrot Fish are identical in coloring and pattern, but males are slightly larger than females.

Although King Kong parrots have been known to mate and even lay eggs, generally they are infertile. There have been sporadic cases of successful spawnings, generally when females have been crossed with a non-hybrid fish.

Like other cichlids, blood parrots will tend the eggs and resulting fry fastidiously. As with any eggs, those that are infertile will turn white and rapidly develop fungus.

The parents will eat infertile eggs to prevent them from spreading the fungus to the fertile eggs. Once the eggs hatch, daily water changes of 25 percent are critical to ensuring the health of the fry.

King Kong Parrot Cichlid Compatibility

They have the genes of Midas cichlid and Red Devil Cichlid. So, they are aggressive in nature. It is best to keep with the same species only.

Ease of Keeping-Moderate.

CarepH: Doesn’t matter; Temperature: 72-82F (22-28C).Since King Kong Parrots are messy eaters Canister Filter is really good for them. If kept properly can live more than 10 years.

What Makes A King Kong Parrot?

Kind of a difficult question to answer as they come about a few different ways. There are breeders throwing out spawns of straight up kkp but I believe they sort kkp from regular bp spawns as well. There are lots of hybrids with fancy names but they are pretty much A grade kkp like mammons etc

How big do King Kong parrot fish get?

King Kong Parrot’s Max size is 8 Inch.Largest size I’ve seen in person till now

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What Causes Engine Backfire?4 Common Causes

What Causes Engine Backfire?4 Common Causes

5 Reasons that Cause Your Car Backfire

An old car drives off jerkily from a stop sign, tires screeching as it lurches and bucks, with shotgun bangs coming from the tailpipe. The exhaust is puffing blue-black from the tailpipe and the ancient sedan shudders to a stop. A final pop from the exhaust closes this familiar scene.

For driving enthusiasts, backfiring is cool.  We hear the pops and see the flames spit from race car exhausts, and we love the aggressive sound when our own cars do it.  But like so much that looks and sounds cool, it’s not healthy in copious amounts. 

Engine backfire is caused by combustion or an explosion produced by a running internal combustion engine that occurs in the exhaust system rather than inside the combustion chamber.This can cause damage to your car’s exhaust or intake if left unchecked and it also means that your car’s engine isn’t making as much power as it should and also wasting lots of fuel.

Sometimes a flame can be seen when a car backfires, but mostly you will only hear a loud popping noise, followed by loss of power and forward motion.

 Some of the most common reasons for a backfire are listed below:

5 Reasons Your Car’s Engine Backfire

1)Engine timing is incorrect

If the timing of the spark is a bit too late in the engine cycle, unburnt fuel and air may be allowed to flow through the exhaust.Delayed timing means that the ignition cycle of your engine starts late in the combustion chamber, and ignites the fuel as soon as the exhaust valve is opening instead of waiting for it to be fully open.

2)High Fuel-to-Air Ratio

If your engine is being supplied more fuel than it needs to burn efficiently, it’s called a rich fuel to air mixture. It can be caused by a multitude of issues including some as straightforward as a dirty air filter. When an engine runs too rich, there is too much fuel to create an explosive, fast-burning flame. 

If your engine is getting more fuel than it needs, a rich fuel to air ratio is the result. When your car has leftover fuel in the exhaust and the cylinders, that fuel explosively burns and creates a loud popping sound.

3)Broken Distributor Cap

In vehicles that don’t have ignition coils on the spark plugs, a distributor cap and wire set are used to disperse the electrical pulse to the spark plugs. This electrical pulse is what causes the spark plug to spark and ignite the fuel in its cylinder.

If a distributor cap is cracked, moisture can get in and cause the spark from one cylinder to track to another, incorrect cylinder. When the incorrect cylinder fires out of time when the exhaust valve is open, you will experience a backfire.

4)Carbon tracking on spark plug wires

When talking about what makes a car backfire, we have to think about carbon tracking. Carbon tracking can happen to all types of vehicles – the models that use distributor cap and the ones that have ignition coils.

In an old vehicle with a distributor cap, the sparks can go crossways from one wire to another due to environmental factors. In case if it becomes a regular phenomenon, a carbon that functions as a shortcut to the spark will make the car to backfire.

The second most common scenario is when spark plug wires or ignition coils are mounted directly onto the spark plug, causing the electrical spark to split paths and leaving fuel behind in the cylinder. When the next spark is generated, it strikes at the fuel left behind and rapid burn occurs, while the exhaust valve is open and you have another backfire.

How To Stop Backfire

There are lots and lots of reasons why your car is backfiring. Rather than embark upon an expensive fact-finding mission with your technician, we recommend taking care of some basic maintenance that, a) you already need, and b) could very well be the source of your backfiring.

Old spark plugs and wires, clogged fuel filters, worn fuel pumps, erratic engine timing, and air flow issues are related to that delicate balance of fuel and air that is the key to healthy combustion.

An imbalance in one area can cause the other areas to work harder to compensate.

That creates the potential for faster wear of the system as a whole, and for anomalies that shouldn’t cause backfiring, but do. Therefore, your best bet for keeping combustion where it belongs is to ensure the health of your combustion process. It’s better to fix the 98% that’s easy first rather than going after the rogue 2%.

Steps you can follow to stop your car backfire:

  • Change oxygen sensors
  • Stop air leaks
  • Renew that spark
  • Check engine belts
  • Keep a healthy exhaust
  • Check the distributor cap

Only 100 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500SE  800+ HP Will Be Built

Only 100 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500SE 800+ HP Will Be Built

Shelby American announces Mustang Shelby GT500SE with over 800 horsepower, plus GT350SE limited edition variants

Shelby American announces Mustang Shelby GT500SE with over 800 horsepower, plus GT350SE limited edition variants

The custom manufacturer has teamed up with the Detroit auto giant for the new Mustang Shelby GT500 Signature Edition, an ultra-exclusive muscle car with 800 horses under the hood, according to a press release.

Past collaborations between the two companies have yielded head-turning performance, but it looks like they’ve really outdone themselves this time.

For their latest collab, Shelby and Ford have taken 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, already the automaker’s most powerful production car, and given it a serious performance upgrade.

The custom manufacturer was able to get even more power out of the vehicle’s brawny supercharged 5.2-liter V8 by using a smaller supercharger pulley, upgrading its cooling system and switching it over to 93-octane pump gas, according to company executive, Vince LaViolette.

Those changes have resulted in a more than 5 percent increase in power, which is really something since Car and Driver reports the “standard” version was already able to go from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and run the quarter mile in 11.4 seconds at 132 mph.

Of course, those engine tweaks aren’t the only performance-minded modifications you’ll find on the GT500SE.

The vehicle sits lower than before, and has been outfitted with new front and rear springs and roll bars. It also features a new carbon-fiber hood with dramatic venting, with a wide body kit and carbon fiber package also available as options.

Inside, the seats have been recovered with Carroll Shelby’s signature stitched into the seatbacks. Remember, only 100 of these 800-plus-hp Mustangs will be built for each model year, and to make sure you know which one you have, Shelby includes both engine and dashboard plaques with the car’s serial number.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Signature Edition starts at $101,490—Shelby charges $29,995 for the upgrades—and is available to order now. Each sale will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation for children and grants membership to the Team Shelby club.

Man who lost penis to blood infection has new one built on his arm

Man who lost penis to blood infection has new one built on his arm

Man who lost his penis to horrific blood infection becomes first man in the world to have a new one built on his arm,while the arm appendage was to be transferred to where it belonged, it’s been left on the man’s arm for four years.

Malcolm MacDonald, 45, lost his manhood back in 2014 after a long-term perineum infection turned into sepsis – something which ultimately caused his penis to drop off.

In a bid to give Malcolm another penis, surgeons built him one on his arm for it to be later move to where a penis should be.

“I had struggled for years with an infection in my perineum but I had no idea what could happen,” the separated dad of two from Thetford, Norfolk, told the outlet.

“When I saw my penis go black I was beside myself. It was like a horror film. I was in a complete panic. I knew deep down it was gone and I was going to lose it,” he said.

He said he was “completely gutted” when his penis “just dropped off on to the floor” in 2014 – but his testicles remained intact, according to the outlet.

“Because I had been through the devastation of knowing I was going to lose it, I just picked it up and put it in the bin,” MacDonald continued.

“I went to the hospital and they said the best they could do for me was to roll the remaining stump up like a little sausage roll. It was heartbreaking.”

MacDonald said he became a recluse and began drinking heavily.

“For two years after losing my penis I felt a shadow of a man. My life really fell apart because I had no self-confidence. I drank too much. I didn’t see family and friends — I just didn’t want to have to face up to it,” he said.

But then he found out from his doctor about the so-called “penis master” — Professor David Ralph of London’s University College Hospital.

Professor Ralph explained the arm-graft procedure would take up to two years before it could be removed and put down below, something which Malcolm was happy with. Malcolm received £50,000 from the NHS so he could go ahead with it all.

When he received the funding, Malcolm said it was like ‘all his Christmases all at once’ and that he had confidence in Professor Ralph.

Apparently surgeons chose the arm for building the new penis due to its skin quality and sensation.

Right-handed Malcolm then had a skin flap taken from his left arm and rolled to form a ‘penis’, with its own blood vessels and nerves. They created a urethra and installed two tubes inflated with a hand-pump, allowing him to have a ‘mechanical’ erection.

The plan was to attach the penis to Mr MacDonald’s groin in 2018, two years after it had been grafted to his arm. However, he had to miss the scheduled operation due to illness, and the surgery kept being pushed back for other reasons.

A UCHL spokesperson told The Sun that MacDonald had missed or cancelled a number of appointments to complete the procedure pre-lockdown.

“We will try to rearrange his surgery as soon we are able, now that services are gradually returning closer to normal following lockdown,” they added.

“The delays have been hard to deal with,” MacDonald told The Sun, adding that he’s unable to run because the penis “waggles about”, and that he cannot go swimming or wear a short-sleeved shirt.

“Not having a penis felt awful. It’s most men’s worst fear,” he said. “For me, I was never worried about sex, because I already had two children. It was always more about my self-confidence and simple things like using the loo.”

“I can’t lie, having a penis on your arm for four years is a really strange thing to live with,” he added. “But I am determined this penis will be ultimately used for what it was built for.”