Train update

21 Mar
From the scene of today's train crash

From the scene of today’s train crash

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Isca in the news

21 Mar
Isca in the news

Isca in the news

Isca news reporters featured on BBC School Report breaking news

21 Mar
Isca students make the news

Isca students make the news

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21 Mar
Newsroom

Newsroom

Amazon owner, Jeff Bezos, recovers from the seabed two rockets that launched APOLLO 
11’s historic 1969 mission to the moon

21 Mar

Jeff Bezos has found two of the F-1 engines that were used to launch the Apollo 11 into space.
The team Bezos hired found and recovered the engines – but have  so far been unable
to confirm which missions they were used on.  Apollo 11 carried the first Moon landing mission.
The F-1 engines were used on the Saturn V Rocket that carried the Apollo 11 out of the atmosphere towards the moon.
Jeff Bezos described the engines as ‘a modern wonder’ that had 32 million horse power and burned 6 ,000lb (2,720kg) of rocket-grade kerosene and liquid oxygen per second. “I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contribution to my passion for science, engineering, and exploration,’’ he wrote confirming that he had found the rockets.

‘’We don’t know yet what condition these engines might be in – they hit the ocean at high velocity and have been in salt water for more than forty years. On the other hand they’re made of tough stuff, so we’ll see.’’

By Sasha

South Korea hacked off by cyber attack

21 Mar

The recent cyber attack against South Korea has been traced to an IP address in China.

These hackers took down six organisations; affecting around 32,000 computers in South Korea. Although the IP address has been traced to China, there is no certainty that the hackers were from China as you can disguise your IP address so it will appear to originate from another country.

Many South Koreans are suspicious of North Korea’s involvement as the two countries have been involved in many disputes in recent years.

The attack comes weeks after North Korea’s third nuclear test in one month. North Korea’s nuclear history has been in dispute ever since May 2010 when the North Koreans were accused of exporting missile technology to Burma, Syria and Iran, in spite of a UN Ban.

Could North Korea have been involved in supplying missiles that were used in the recent uprising?

Today North Korea also threatened to use nuclear weapons in an attack of the US bases in Japan. The threat comes after the Americans performed a military training exercise with the South.

The Americans used their B52 Bomber, capable of carrying 20 nuclear cruise missiles, during the training drill. 10,000 South Korean troops and 3,000 American troops were involved in the war games.

Train crash photo 3

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Isca students' view from the train

Isca students’ view from the train

Train crash photo 2

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Isca students' view from the train

Isca students’ view from the train

Train crash photo 1

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Helicopter attending earlier train collision with car on line near Taunton

Helicopter attending earlier train collision with car on line near Taunton

Girls Aloud to split

21 Mar

Girls Aloud announces that they will be splitting up after their tour.
The famous British band who have just got back together and performed a British number one song, are now splitting up again.
Many tweets have been read including: “we have came to the end of another incredible journey, dear aloud ears, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!”
The five piece (Kimberly Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Doyle, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts) announced that on the last day of their tour that they will be splitting up again.

By Cerys