Tamer Hosny’s US tour hits Vegas

Tamer Hosny
Updated 13 November 2017
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Tamer Hosny’s US tour hits Vegas

LAS VEGAS: Egyptian singer and actor Tamer Hosny’s American tour is breaking records for an Arab artist outside the Middle East, according to online news portal Bitajarod.
Hosny performed at Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Saturday — the fourth stop on his tour — where his audience consisted of both Arab and non-Arab fans, in numbers that Sabq claimed “exceeded all expectations” and constituted “the largest Arab and foreign audience in the state’s history.” Bitajarod provided no source for that claim, although it did mention that there are not many Arabic-language concerts in Las Vegas.
Hosny has been dubbed “Egypt’s answer to Justin Timberlake.” He rose to fame with the success of his debut album, 2006’s “Hob,” and has since become one of the most successful pop stars in the Arab world.
He has also made some impact on pop culture outside of the Middle East, collaborating with US rapper Snoop Dogg on 2013’s “Si L Sayed” and with Senegalese star Akon on “Welcome to the Life.”
Hosny’s US tour concludes with dates in Houston on Nov. 17 and Orlando on Nov. 18.


First sounds of wind on Mars captured by InSight spacecraft

Updated 09 December 2018
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First sounds of wind on Mars captured by InSight spacecraft

  • 20 second audio clip shows sound of wind on Mars
  • Clip also supports evidence of wind speed and direction on Mars

DUBAI: An audio clip of the first sounds captured on Mars by its latest inhabitant, the InSight probe, was released last week, British broadcaster BBC reported.

The clip, 20 seconds long, has captured the sound of the wind on the desert planet.

InSight carries a British-made seismometer package, which was able to detect the vibrations from Martian air rushing over the solar panels.

Professor Tom Pike, leading the seismometer experiment from Imperial College London, likened the placement of the solar panels to the robot “cupping its ears”. “[They are] the perfect acoustic receivers.” he said.

The wind on Mars moves from the northeast to the southeast at about five to seven meters per second, according to the latest estimates. This falls in line with evidence shown by satellite pictures that display the tracks left by dust devils travelling in the same direction.

 “This is brilliant news because it means we know the sensors have survived the rigors of landing on Mars and are meeting the requirements to achieve their science goals,” Sue Horne, head of space exploration at the UK Space Agency, told the BBC.

“It is just amazing to hear the first ever sounds from Mars,” Horne added.

InSight landed on Mars on November 26th, following a six-month journey from Earth. Its overall aim is to study the world's interior from the mission site, a flat plain just north of Mars's equator.