Next generation supersonic jet
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Virgin released a few fantastic conceptual designs of the new supersonic commercial aircraft that would have the capacity for 9 to 19 people at an altitude above 60,000 feet.
The now-retired Concorde flew at average cruising speed around Mach 2, which would mean the Virgin aircraft could hit speeds over 2,300 mph, or about 50% faster.
Zimbabwe will release smaller units of gold coins into the market in November this year to respond to public demand, in a move seen to tackle the country's currency crisis through exchange rate stabilization.
'Following the successful launch of the gold coins on 25 July 2022 and in response to public demand, the Bank shall introduce and release into the market gold coins in units of a tenth ounce, quarter ounce, and half an ounce for sale with effect from mid-November 2022,' RBZ Governor John Mangudya said in his mid-term monetary policy statement released Thursday.
From 1946 to 1971, nations operated under a new monetary system: the Bretton Woods Agreement.
On August 15, 1971, Nixon removed gold as the backing to the U.S. dollar.
After Nixon left the Bretton Woods system, gold went from $35 an ounce in 1971 to over $1800 today.
Talk of the BRICS nations creating a new reserve currency introduced the idea of 'Bretton Woods 3.0'.
The Bretton Woods Agreement was negotiated in July 1944 by delegates from 44 countries at the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference held in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
Thus, the name 'Bretton Woods Agreement'.
Under the Bretton Woods System, gold was the basis for the U.S. dollar and other currencies were pegged to the U.S. dollar's value.
The Bretton Woods System effectively came to an end in the early 1970s when President Richard M. Nixon announced that the U.S. would no longer exchange gold for U.S. currency.
The Chairman of the Committee of Financial Experts, Abdul Basit Turki, revealed, Thursday, that the US Federal Reserve has stopped the automatic deduction from Iraqi oil revenues in favor of Kuwait's compensation.
Turki called for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the concerned authorities to move to urge the formulation of a draft resolution that includes removing Iraq from the provisions of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations completely.
With Chapter 7 Lifted, Iraq Regains Control of Its Own currency, oil, and economy.
The Kraken Cray XT5 supercomputer at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) has been upgraded to become the first academic computer in the world to exceed one petaflop of calculation power.
Sources: news.utk.edu, news.softpedia.com