Are We On Track For Shippageddon? Exec Says Ship Now

With just a few days until Thanksgiving, you will begin to hear about Shippageddon very soon. The term, which seems to have been coined around the turn of the century, refers to an overextension of our shipping resources to the point in which delays occur. As the 2020 holiday season approaches, many experts are forecasting delays as more shoppers this year are expected to forgo the mall in favor of online shopping, which will only add to the volume. Shipping companies are expecting a deluge and, in UPS’s case, have sent out a reminder of shipping deadlines.

We spoke with David Kear, VP of warehouse operations for in early November. At the time, Kear said e-commerce was up 150%, while usually early November is considered an off-peak period. Below are excerpts from that conversation:

Todd Wasserman: Is the increase in

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Ship Camera Captures Meteor Breaking Up Over Ocean [VIDEO]


  • A research vessel’s livestream camera captured the moment a meteor broke apart 
  • The ship’s voyage manager noted how fortunate it was that they documented the event
  • Such meteors tend to go unnoticed because they often happen in unpopulated places

An Australian science vessel was “in the right place at the right time” to film a meteor breaking apart over the ocean.

The RV Investigator research vessel of Australia’s national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), was off the coast of Tasmania on Wednesday when the bridge crew witnessed an “extremely bright meteor” crossing the sky then exploding over the ocean, the news release from CSIRO explained. According to the agency, the meteor was bright green in color and was fortunately caught on camera by the vessel’s 24/7 livestream camera.

“It’s cloudy with a chance of *checks notes* meteors?” CSIRO said on Twitter, where it shared

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Watch astronauts give zero-gravity tour of SpaceX Crew Dragon ship

  • SpaceX and NASA launched Crew-1, their first full-length mission, on Sunday.
  • The four-person astronaut crew gave a video tour of the Crew Dragon spaceship from orbit on Monday.
  • They also gave pilot Victor Glover a gold pin to commemorate his first spaceflight.
  • Watch the full video from inside the spaceship below. 
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A day after SpaceX rocketed four astronauts into orbit, the crew gave a video tour of their Crew Dragon spaceship.

NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japanese Aerospace Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Sunday night. Their itinerary requires them to spend 27 hours inside the capsule, which they named named “Resilience,” before reaching the space station.

So on Monday, the crew took a few minutes to show the world their spaceship.

“Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and welcome onboard Crew

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Watch SpaceX Crew Dragon ship dock to International Space Station

Update: The spaceship docked with the International Space Station at 11:01 p.m. ET on Monday. The video embedded below shows a replay of the event.

SpaceX rocketed four astronauts into Earth’s orbit on Sunday, kicking off its most ambitious spaceflight yet for NASA.

The mission, called Crew-1, is set to bring Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker of NASA, along with Soichi Noguchi of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, to the International Space Station. They’re scheduled to stay there for six months, constituting the longest human spaceflight in NASA history.

The astronauts launched aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship on Sunday evening. Once in orbit, the crew changed out of their spacesuits into more comfortable clothes, ate dinner, and settled down for a night’s rest.

All in all, they’re set to spend 27 hours inside the Crew Dragon capsule, which the astronauts have named Resilience, before the ship fully

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Researchers Excavating Norwegian Viking Ship Burial Find Remnants of Elite Society | Smart News

This summer, Norwegian archaeologists embarked on an ambitious, tricky venture last attempted in the country more than 100 years ago: the full excavation of a Viking ship burial.

In May, Norway’s government dedicated roughly $1.5 million USD toward excavating the Gjellestad ship—a time-sensitive project, as the vessel’s wooden structure is threatened by severe fungal attacks. After archaeologists set up shop in a large tent on a farm in southeastern Norway, they commenced the painstakingly slow process of digging, reported Christian Nicolai Bjørke for Norwegian broadcaster NRK in August.

Now, with the dig set to continue through December, new research continues to shed light on the burial site’s history. In a study published this week in the journal Antiquity, researchers from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) revealed that the Viking ship wasn’t buried by itself. Per a NIKU statement, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) identified a feast hall, farmhouse,

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Norwegian archeologists using radar discover buried Viking ship

Norwegian archaeologists have discovered a Viking burial site, complete with a long-buried, 62-foot-long Viking ship. The find was revealed in a study published Wednesday in the journal Antiquity. The site is located in Gjellestad, which is home to the Jell Mound, one of the largest Iron Age burial mounds in Scandinavia. In addition to the previously unknown Viking ship burial, the area may include a feast hall, farmhouse and some kind of religious structure.

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The scientist didn’t have to dig up the site; instead, they used ground-penetrating radar to map the underground features.


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“The site seems to have belonged to the very top echelon of the Iron Age elite of the area, and would have been a focal point for the exertion of political and social control of the region,” Lars Gustavsen, lead study author, said in a press release.

Researchers say the site has its

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Archaeologists Discover Viking Age Ship Burial in Norway

Archaeologists using radar technology have discovered a millennium-old ship burial in southeastern Norway, at a site that they hope will offer clues about life during the period after the fall of the Roman Empire through the end of the Viking Age.

Lars Gustavsen, a researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research and the lead author of a paper on the findings, published Wednesday in the journal Antiquity, said his team made the discovery in April 2018 in Gjellestad, Norway. A farmer notified the local authorities about his plans to build drainage ditches in one of his fields, prompting the archaeological survey.

“Before we started we knew about maybe one other site like it in that area,” Mr. Gustavsen said. “Now we have another one that could probably provide us with more information about how society was built, what kind of political system they had, what kind of technological

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Archaeologists in Norway find rare Viking ship burial using only radar

Norwegian archaeologists have identified a previously undiscovered “high-status” Viking burial site, featuring a feast hall, cult house, and the remnants of a ship burial.

a sign on the side of the road: The remains of a Viking Age ship have recently been discovered in Norway using ground-penetrating radar technology.

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The remains of a Viking Age ship have recently been discovered in Norway using ground-penetrating radar technology.

Researchers were able to discover the findings without having to dig into any land, instead using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to see below the surface.

Key amongst the findings from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research — published Tuesday in the Antiquity journal — is a Viking ship burial site located on the Jell mound in Gjellestad, southeastern Norway. Boats symbolized safe passage into the afterlife and were usually accorded to the elite of Viking society.

The GPR data showed that the Iron Age vessel measures around 19 meters (62 feet) long, with the ship buried between 0.3 meters to 1.4 meters (0.9 to

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Coral Reproduction Being Disrupted By Experimental Ship Fuel Leaked In Mauritius

As controversy continues to surround the experimental ship oil that was spilled across 125 square kilometers of Mauritius’ coral lagoons this August, new evidence is emerging of the long term impacts from this oil.

There are fears that this type of oil could cause irreversible damage to Mauritius delicate coral reefs, critical for most of the island’s biodiversity, artisanal fishing communities, tourism as well as coastal

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Google says it’s “committed” to Nest Secure but won’t ship any new features

No one is quite sure what to make of Google’s home security plans lately. The company recently discontinued the Nest Secure, its $500 home security system, so, on one hand, it is out of the home security market. On the other hand, Google also recently signed a $450 million deal with home monitoring firm ADT, which will see it “combine Nest’s award-winning hardware and services, powered by Google’s machine-learning technology, with ADT’s installation, service and professional monitoring.” With the Nest Secure being discontinued, does this mean

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