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fox news -  French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles
 
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fox news - French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.Pragma Industries, which is based in Biarritz, France and makes fuel cells for military use, has sold some 60 hydrogen-powered bikes to French municipalities including Saint Lo, Cherbourg, Chambery and Bayonne.At about 7,500 euros per bike, and at least 30,000 euros for a charging station, the bikes are too expensive for the consumer market, but Pragma is working to cut that to 5,000 euros, which would bring their price in line with premium electric bikes.It can run for about 100 kilometers on a charge (62 miles), and recharges in just 2 minutes. Conventional Li-ion electric bikes, on the other hand, only achieve half this range and take about 4 hours to fill up again. It holds 2L of compressed H2 Gas, and uses 150 Wh Li-Ion batteries. According to the firm, it can provide electrical assistance for a top speed of up to 25 km/hr (15mph).'Many others have made hydrogen bike prototypes, but we are the first to move to series production,' said founder and chief executive Pierre Forte.The firm's Alpha bike runs for about 100 km (62 miles) on a two-litre tank of hydrogen, a range similar to an electric bike, but a refill takes only minutes while e-bikes take hours to charge.One kilo of hydrogen holds about 600 times more energy than a one-kilo lithium battery.Pragma also sells refueling stations that produce hydrogen through the electrolysis of water as well cheaper tank-based stations.The bikes, which look and ride the same as any normal bicycle, are aimed at bike-rental operators, delivery companies, and municipal or corporate bicycle fleets with intensive usage.Pragma, which produced 100 hydrogen bikes last year, plans to manufacture 150 this year.It has received demand from Norway, the United States, Spain, Italy and Germany, Forte said.With bike's range limited by the size of the hydrogen tank, Pragma is also working on a bike that will convert plain water into hydrogen aboard the bike, using a chemical reaction between water and aluminium or magnesium powder to produce hydrogen gas.'In the next two-three years we want to enter the consumer market and massively increase the scale of our operations,' said Forte. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5276047/French-startup-launches-hydrogen-powered-bicyles.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Clay seal found in Jerusalem may be from Prophet Isaiah  - fox news
 
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Clay seal found in Jerusalem may be from Prophet Isaiah - fox news A 2,700-year-old clay seal found in Jerusalem may bear the 'signature' of the biblical prophet Isaiah.Researchers  believe the Hebrew script impressed into the clay once read 'Belonging to Isaiah the prophet.'If it did, the clay would be the first direct evidence of the existence Isaiah outside of the Bible.Archaeologists discovered the damaged clay seal during excavations at the Ophel, and area in East Jerusalem in between the 'City of David' archaeological site and the 'Temple Mount'.According to the Hebrew bible, the Torah, Isaiah's call to prophecy roughly coincides with the beginning of the westward expansion of the Assyrian empire.He was a counselor to Judean king Hezekiah and encouraged him to fight against the Assyrian army that arrived in Jerusalem in 701 BC.Archaeologists found the impression of a King Hezekiah seal 10 feet (3 meters) from the Isaiah impression.Isaiah's name ('Yesha'yahu' in Hebrew) is visible on the seal, however damage to the seal has meant that archaeologists are unsure as to whether it refers to the Biblical Prophet Isaiah, or someone else with the same name who lived during that time.'We appear to have discovered a seal impression, which may have belonged to the prophet Isaiah, in a scientific, archaeological excavation,' Eilat Mazar, an archaeology professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said in an announcement in the Biblical Archaeology Review, which will publish the study associated with the research.If researchers are able to conf Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5421983/Seal-impression-signature-Prophet-Isaiah.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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HOW WAS LOVENSE OPERATING ILLEGALLY?  - fox news
 
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HOW WAS LOVENSE OPERATING ILLEGALLY? - fox news Hong Kong-based vibrator manufacturing company Lovense is being sued for 'spying' on its customers.A lawsuit against the company filed this week claims that Lovense violated the Federal Wiretap Act because the company collected data on its customers unbeknownst to them.The Act 'generally prohibits the intentional "interception" of "wire, oral, or electronic communications".'Lovense never informed customers that 'it would monitor, collect, and transmit' information pertaining to them, according to the new lawsuit.The lawsuit says that Lovense's violation of the Wiretap Act caused customers who used the company's app to 'suffer harm'. As a result the plaintiffs are seeking monetary compensation. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5345851/HOW-LOVENSE-OPERATING-ILLEGALLY.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Marmokreb crayfish can clown themselves  - fox news
 
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Marmokreb crayfish can clown themselves - fox news Most crayfish reproduce by having sex.But an all-female species of mutant crayfish has managed to evolve the ability to clone itself, without the need for a male.Known as marmokrebs, or marbled crayfish, the species' remarkable cloning ability has led it to 'multiply out of control'.Now scientists are warning the female crustaceans are beginning to take over the world.While it may sound like the plot of the horror movie, they say there may be some benefits to the strange crayfish invasion; the crayfish’s unusual evolution could also provide a strategy to tackle cancer, that clones itself in a similar way.In a new study published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, researchers sequenced the genomes of 11 marbled crayfish.All 11 creatures had nearly identical genomes, suggesting they were clones.Researchers believe these mutant creatures began evolving by accident almost 25 years ago, after a German aquarium hobbyist bought a crayfish that he was told was a 'Texas crayfish'.But he was surprised when his marbled crayfish produced hundreds of eggs at a time and grew large.He gave away the crayfish, and they eventually ended up being sold in pet shops in Germany.But owners soon began noticing that their Marmokrebs were reproducing without the need to mate, and all offspring were female, fertile and clones of their mother.Once the new species of crayfish evolved, male slough crayfish could no longer produce offspring with the female Marmokrebs, even though the male slough Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5357103/Marmokreb-crayfish-clown-themselves.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  WHO WAS HANS JONATAN?
 
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fox news - WHO WAS HANS JONATAN? Hans Jonatan was born into slavery on the island of St Croix in 1784.His story rose to international fame after the publication of the biography, The Man Who Stole Himself.While there are some uncertainties about his father, it’s thought he was a white Dane named Hans Gram, who was a secretary on one of the island’s plantations.Eventually, the plantation owner returned to Denmark and took the two with him – but, slavery was illegal in the country.Jonatan fought for the Danish navy and later declared himself a free man, according to New Scientist.After a court battle, however, a judge ruled in 1802 that he should be sent back to the Danish West Indies to return to slavery.To avoid this fate, Jonatan escaped to Iceland, where he was greeted ‘with open arms,’ Kári Stefánsson of deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik, Iceland, told New Scientist.The whereabouts of Hans Jonatan’s remains are unknown – but, using DNA samples from 182 of his descendants, geneticists with deCODE have traced his family back West Africa, from a region that covers Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5272855/WHO-HANS-JONATAN.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Ancient DNA reveals how first humans arrived in America
 
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fox news - Ancient DNA reveals how first humans arrived in America The DNA of a six-week-old Native American infant who died 11,500 years ago has rewritten the history of the Americas.The young girl's genes reveal the first humans arrived on the continent 25,000 years ago - much earlier than some studies claim - before splitting into three Native American groups.This is the first time that direct genetic traces of the earliest Native Americans have been identified.The girl belonged to a previously unknown population of ancient people in North America known as the 'Ancient Beringians.'This small Native American group resided in Alaska and died out around 6,000 years ago, researchers claim.It is widely accepted that the earliest settlers crossed from what is now Russia into Alaska via an ancient land bridge spanning the Bering Strait which was submerged at the end of the last Ice Age.Issues such as whether there was one founding group or several, when they arrived, and what happened next have been the subject of extensive debate.Some scientists previously hypothesized about multiple migratory waves over the land bridge as recent as 14,000 years ago.But the new study shows that this migration occurred in one wave, with sub-divisions of Native American groups forming later on.It also shows that a previously undiscovered group named the 'Ancient Beringians' formed as part of this split, taking the known number of ancestral Native American groups from two to three.'We didn't know this population existed,' said study coauthor Professor Ben Potter, an anthropologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.'These data also provide the first direct evidence of the initial founding Native American population, which sheds new light on how these early populations were migrating and settling throughout North America.'The international team of researchers, led by scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Copenhagen, studied the full genome of an ancient Native American infant.Named Xach'itee'aanenh t'eede gay, or Sunrise Child-girl, by the local Native community, the young girl's remains were found at the Upward Sun River archaeological site in Alaska in 2013.Although the child had lived around 11,500 years ago, long after people first arrived in the region, her genetic information did not match either of the two recognised branches of early Native Americans.These are referred to as Northern, residing mostly in what is now Alaska and Canada, and Southern, residing mostly in what is now the United States.The girl appeared to have belonged to an entirely distinct Native American population, which they called Ancient Beringians.Further analyses showed the group were separated from the same founding population as the Northern and Southern Native American groups, but that they separated from that population earlier in its history.'The Ancient Beringians diversified from other Native Americans before any ancient or living Native American population sequenced to date,' said study lead author Professor Eske Willerslev, from the Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5229261/Ancient-DNA-rewrites-American-history.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Neolithic farmers were wiped out by ‘Beaker people’  - fox news
 
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Neolithic farmers were wiped out by ‘Beaker people’ - fox news Stonehenge has a proud place in Britain's history as one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.But, according to a major new study, modern-day Britons are barely related to the ingenious Neolithic farmers who built the monument 5,000 years ago.Instead the British are related to the 'Beaker people' who travelled from modern-day Holland and all but wiped out Stonehenge's creators.The findings are 'absolutely sort of mind-blowing,' said archaeologist Barry Cunliffe, a professor emeritus at the University of Oxford.'They are going to upset people, but that is part of the excitement of it.'Many experts believed it was just Beaker pottery-making and culture which was exported to Britain between 4,400 and 4,700 years ago - not the people themselves.But the new evidence comes from DNA analysis of 400 prehistoric skeletons, some from after Stonehenge and others born before it was created.The genes of these ancient people provide enough clues to determine that Beakers travelled here from Holland and took over in a few centuries.They replaced 90 per cent of the Neolithic farmers who built the monument and had lived here for 1,500 years.The creators of Stonehenge appeared Mediterranean, with olive-hued skin, dark hair and eyes.But the Beaker people were more like white modern British people, with fair skin, lighter hair and eyes.The Beaker people may have killed off the ancient engineers behind Stonehenge by bringing the bubonic plague to Britain.D Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5413607/Neolithic-farmers-wiped-Beaker-people.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Has Tutankhamun's tragic teenage wife finally been found?
 
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fox news - Has Tutankhamun's tragic teenage wife finally been found? The mystery of the final resting place of the wife of Ancient Egypt's most famous ruler has moved a step closer to being solved.Egyptologists previously discovered what they believe is the burial chamber of Ankhesenamun, Tutankhamun's wife, in the Valley of The Kings.If confirmed, it could help to unravel the final fate of the boy king's wife, who suddenly disappeared from historical records after her second marriage.The teen bride is believed to have had a tragic life, marrying her father, her grandfather and her half-brother Tutankhamun.Archaeologists have now begun to excavate an area near a tomb at the World Heritage Site, which they believe contains her body.Archaeologist and former Egyptian minister for antiquities, Zahi Hawass, announced the start of the dig on his website.He discovered the suspected burial plot near the tomb of the pharaoh Ay in July 2017, using ground penetrating radar.In a written statement, a spokesman for Hawass' research team said: 'In January 2018, Zahi Hawass launched his own excavations at the Valley of the Monkeys, a side valley in the area of the Valley of the Kings.'The focus of the excavations is in the area in close proximity to the tomb of Ay, Tutankhamun's successor.'The radar scans in the area detected the presence of a possible entrance to a tomb at a depth of five metres (16 feet).'It is believed that the location of the tomb of Ankhsenamun, Tutankhamun's widow, who married Ay after Tutankhamun's death, is still hidden somewhere in the Valley of the Monkeys.'Ankhesenamun, who was married to Tutankhamun, who reigned from 1332 to 1327 BC, was wed with Ay after Tutankhamun's sudden death.Ay ruled immediately after King Tut, from 1327 to 1323 BC.Evidence of foundation deposits, caches of pottery, food remains and other tools, suggest the construction of a tomb at the site.Hawass' team plan to excavate the newly discovered chamber to determine exactly who is inside.Speaking to LiveScience at the time of its discovery, Hawass said: 'We are sure there is a tomb there, but we do not know for sure to whom it belongs.'We are sure there is a tomb hidden in that area because I found four foundation deposits.'The ancient Egyptians usually did four or five foundation deposits whenever they started a tomb's construction.'[And] the radar did detect a substructure that could be the entrance of a tomb.'Ankhesenamun was the third child of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Nefertiti and was born in around 1348BC.She was originally called Ankhesenpaaten, but her change of name reflects changes in Ancient Egyptian religion during her lifetime.She was the half sister and cousin of Tutankhamun, with the pair sharing the same father.Tutankhamun's mother, believed to have been Nefertiti, is thought to have been Ankhesenamun's aunt.The queen is said to have married King Tut when he took the throne at the age of nine, when she was just a few years older.After their marriage the pair changed their names in honour of the old monotheistic religio Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5279643/Has-Tutankhamuns-tragic-teenage-wife-finally-found.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  FTSE 100 stocks tipped to be the dividend heroes of 2018
 
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fox news - FTSE 100 stocks tipped to be the dividend heroes of 2018 Centrica has been tipped to pay its shareholders the most out of all the income stocks in the FTSE 100 in the new year, according to an online stockbroker.The Berkshire-based utilities company is forecast to dish out eight per cent in dividends payments - 0.3 percentage points more than Direct Line in second place and 0.4 higher than Taylor Wimpey in third, according to research by AJ Bell.In all, FTSE 100 dividend stocks are predicted to distribute £88.5billion to shareholders in 2018 - a 7 per cent increase on 2017.Dividend hunters should note that the bulk of the FTSE 100 dividends payments come from a relatively small proportion of the index.Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell claims that financial services firms (23 per cent), oil and gas explorers (20 per cent) and miners (8 per cent) will provide the largest source of dividend income next year - accounting for 51 per cent of the index’s total dividend payments.Royal Dutch Shell, Hargreaves Lansdown and BP are among the ten companies forecast to have the highest dividend yields.For those looking to invest in shares for income over the long term, it is paramount to select stocks that not only offer handsome dividend payments, but also have a good track record of growing these payments over time.Dividend cover is a useful metric to get an idea of a company's ability to grow its dividend payments in the future.It is the ratio of a company's net income over dividends paid to shareholders. So, for example, the cover for a company making a £100 profit and distributing £50 in dividends is two.When dividends exceed profits, the ratio is below one, so anything above that figure suggests dividends are more sustainable and affordable for companies to pay out.So while, for example, BT ranks seventh on the top ten list, it boasts the highest dividend cover ratio of 1.73 times and therefore has the potential to climb up the list a couple of years down the line.In fact, the ten companies with the lowest dividend cover in the FTSE 100 features three of the prospective highest dividend yields Centrica, Direct Line and BP and all but two of them (Hargreaves Lansdown and St James’s Place) are predicted to yield significantly more than the FTSE 100 average.Mould said: 'The issue of skinny dividend cover refuses to go away. Earnings cover for dividends remains much thinner than ideal at 1.63 for 2018 and there has been little real improvement here in 2017.'Ideally earnings cover needs to be around the two level to offer a margin of safety to dividend payments, should there be a sudden and unexpected downturn in trading at a specific company, or indeed the UK and global economies as a whole.'Pearson and Provident Financial are both examples of what can happen in the event of a profits stumble under such circumstances, as both had been offering apparently juicy yields but with skinny earnings cover. Indeed, some of the companies with the juiciest-looking dividend yields have dividend cover that looks parti Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/investing/article-5203341/FTSE-100-stocks-tipped-dividend-heroes-2018.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  LG reveals record breaking 88inch 8k OLED TV
 
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fox news - LG reveals record breaking 88inch 8k OLED TV It could be the ultimate TV - if you can find anything to watch.LG has revealed the world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display.It has four times as many pixels as current 4K UHD TVs - although so far there is very little 8K content to watch on it.WHAT CAN YOU WATCH?  Japanese broadcaster NHK, along with Sharp, Sony, Samsung, LG and others, has shown or announced plans for 8K TV and/or 8K broadcasts.   NHK demoed it's 8K system at 2016's Olympics, provided you went to a place in Japan that could show the 8K content. However, so far there is virtually no content for the average user to watch.The newly-unveiled largest OLED display in the world boasts the highest resolution with 33 million pixels (7680×4320) – 16 times more than FHD (1920×1080) and four times more than UHD (3840×2160).The firm will show off the giant TV as CES 2018 in Las Vegas this month, and says it is the future of the 'high-end premium TV market'.However, LG has not said how much the TV will cost, or when it will be available.'The successful development of the world's first 8K OLED display is a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED,' said In-Byung Kang, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at LG Display.'OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader and for this reason, LG Display is accelerating its research and development into OLED so that we can provide differentiated products to customers and markets.'According to LG, the significance of ultra-high 8K resolution panel development is higher resolution without compromising brightness.Higher resolution is achieved by reducing the size of each pixel.The 33 million self-emissive OLED pixels in each 8K OLED display create 'more delicate images and unmatched picture quality' LG says.OLED TVs are well-known for their superior picture quality with perfect black, more life-like colors, and wider viewing angles.However, LG has not said how much the TV will cost, or when it will be available. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5226617/LG-reveals-record-breaking-88inch-8k-OLED-TV.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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A battery that stores heat from the sun could make solar power cheaper  - fox news
 
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A battery that stores heat from the sun could make solar power cheaper - fox news  The technology is based on a concentrated solar thermal power dish (pictured) that has a battery at the back made of a patented metal alloy and hydrogen Share this article Share 285 shares A UK-Swedish company called United Sun Systems has created a battery that converts heat from the sun to electricity, which unlike light from the sun, can be stored  Scientists are using hydride materials - which are compounds of hydrogen bonded with metal - to store this heat at the back of the dish  United Sun Systems claims will create solar power that is 95 per cent cheaper than existing systems - with one battery able to power 11 homes The dish collects around 150kW per hour which can be stored and distributed as needed Lars Jacobsson (right) and his wife Ragnhild (middle) met Sir David Attenborough to discuss the potential of their technology to help address climate change The fully-powered battery is capable of charging to engine throughout the night, developers say. The first generation of the technology has been tested at installations built in Phoenix, Arizona, the Tooele Army Depot in Utah, United States, Mongolia, Dubai and South Africa Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5836015/Could-solar-energy-cheaper-fossil-fuels-new-battery-make-technology-95-cheaper.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Ripsaw reveals special edition 'sports tank'
 
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fox news - Ripsaw reveals special edition 'sports tank' It has been dubbed the first 'sports tank', boasting supercar performance on tank tracks.Originally developed to help to military avoid IEDs, the Ripsaw 'sports tank' has become a hit with car enthusiasts.Now, a new version has received a huge overhaul - and has been dubbed 'the most obnoxious vehicle ever built'.The Ripsaw,  developed by twin brothers Mike and Geoff Howe, both 40, from Maine-based company Howe and Howe technologies, has been around for several years in various forms.Originally designed and built for the military as a light weight, go fast super tank, it found a second life as a luxury vehicle for well heeled car fans.'Since 2013, Howe and Howe Tech has spent thousands of man hours developing these beautiful yet rugged and refined consumer based Ripsaw chassis's for the high end luxury market and extreme off-road enthusiast,' the firm said.'From 16 inches of suspension travel, to luxurious interiors and up to 1500 horsepower, The Ripsaw platform is in league of its own when it comes to capability, speed, sheer adrenaline and luxury.'The firm refuses to say how much each vehicle costs, but says they are 'handcrafted, limited run, high end luxury tracked platforms developed for the public and extreme off road recreation.'Each one takes up to 6 months to fabricate and can cost over half a million dollars.The newest incarnation, the EV3-F1, is 't he most extreme and most terrain dominant Ripsaw ever developed,' the firm says.'Designed with up to 1500hp and an astonishing .2 hp/lbs power to weight ratio, with over 112 inches of track on the ground, the Ripsaw EV3-F1 stands as one of the world's most exhilarating single seat off-road vehicles ever conceived.'The original Ripsaw, which has a 650bhp engine , is a dual-tracked vehicle originally developed as an anti-IED platform for the military but is now mostly hired out for recreational purposes.Mike said: ‘We started developing the Ripsaw in the 1990s, as we had been developing off-road technology and wanted to take it to the next level.‘We decided to build a high speed track vehicle, like a really fast track vehicle that's not slow like a regular tank - we knew that that had never been done before.’The brothers developed their innovations to help police and the armed forces.One of their most successful creations is the Swat Bot, which doubles as a robotic shield and a battering ram.Geoff said: ‘The Swat Bot developed out of our existing technology for the US military.‘In some of our military contracting we have been tasked with finding a robot, a walk behind IED defeat robot.‘The original robot walks in front of the soldiers and digs the land up in front of them, ensuring the soldier doesn't get blown up.‘Our police officers put their lives on the line everyday and we wanted to give them that protection, so instead of carrying a shield and being laden down with weight, the swat bot does all that - it's a fully operational shield as well as a door buster.’According to their website, t Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5280847/Ripsaw-reveals-special-edition-sports-tank.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  WHAT IS CUCKOLDING AND CAN IT BE GOOD FOR A RELATIONSHIP?
 
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fox news - WHAT IS CUCKOLDING AND CAN IT BE GOOD FOR A RELATIONSHIP? What is it?Cuckolding refers to people who have fantasies about their partner having sex with someone else while they are watching or having intercourse with another person.The word 'cuckold' is based on the cuckoo bird, which disguises its eggs in other birds' nests and leaves them to take care of the hatchlings.Its use to describe a husband with an unfaithful wife first appeared in English around the 13th Century.Cuckoldry was a central theme in many of Shakespeare's plays, with characters such as Othello suspecting that their wife had cheated on themHistorically a disparaging term that described men who had been cheated on, cuckoldry is increasingly becoming a popular and sought-out fetish.Can it be good for a couple?New analysis reveals lots of people find pleasure and empowerment by fulfilling their cuckolding fantasies.According to research 58 per cent of men and one in three women have fantasised about cuckolding.According to researchers cuckolding couples often share desires that others perceive as shameful.This can they are more honest with one another and allow them to enjoy more effective communication skills than any other couples. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5316997/WHAT-CUCKOLDING-GOOD-RELATIONSHIP.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Car's molding MELTS after teacher forgets parabolic mirror in trunk  - fox news
 
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Car's molding MELTS after teacher forgets parabolic mirror in trunk - fox news Marc ‘Zeke’ Kossover, who works at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, shared images of the decimated interior of his Subaru Outback last week after the reflective material melted the molding Share this article Share  While the damage looks severe, Kossover was quick to point out that it could have been far worse Kossover says he decided to ‘bring it to work for grins.’ But, instead of showing it off to his colleagues, he forgot it in the back of his car on a sunny day HOW CAN YOU PREVENT YOUR PHONE FROM OVERHEATING? Try not to use it in extreme temperatures.If you have to use it, keep it out of direct sunlight. Keep the device in a dark place, such as a bag or wrapped in a towel.Turn off intensive applications, such as the GPS, and turn down the brightness on your screen.Turn on battery-saving mode. Completely turn off your device when you're in extreme temperatures.    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5992795/San-Francisco-school-teacher-MELTS-rear-Subaru-leaving-parabolic-mirror-trunk.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Mother's breast implants triggered rare blood cancer
 
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fox news - Mother's breast implants triggered rare blood cancer Linzy Bromfield, 48, believes she is lucky to be alive after her breast implants triggered a rare type of cancer. ‘My doctors said if this cancer had been left for only another month, it would have spread round my body and killed me,’ she says.Around 29,000 breast implant operations are performed in the UK each year, many of them following cancer surgery.Now the Royal College of Surgeons says prospective patients must be warned of the risk from a specific cancer triggered by breast implants: anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).This is a form of blood cancer affecting the lymphatic system, which drains excess fluid from tissue and helps fight infection. It is very different from breast cancer which occurs in the breast tissue itself.It is thought to be caused by a reaction between the body’s white blood cells — immune cells which mobilise to expel the foreign implant — and the new generation of rough surfaced breast implants introduced 15 years ago (designed to stay in place better than previous smooth implants, which were prone to rotate).Untreated, the cancerous cells can travel around the body in the bloodstream. Three British women are reported to have died from the disease out of 41 diagnosed in the UK (a rise on the 25 reported last July by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).However, experts believe the real number of cases may be much higher, because many women have their implants removed after suffering swelling and lump formation, unaware of the true cause.‘Although the risk of ALCL is part of the breast implant consent procedure, doctors are simply not aware of it,’ says Elise Bevan, a medical negligence solicitor at Penningtons Manches in Guildford, Surrey, who is advising several women who required intensive treatment after cancer triggered by their implants was not picked up.‘One GP simply refused to do the tests for it.’In the case of one 38-year-old, who does not want to be identified, the ALCL spread to her reproductive organs and she had to have a hysterectomy.Mother-of-two Linzy decided to have breast implants 13 years ago when she felt she had lost her femininity after having children, Courteney, 24, and Oakley, 16. ‘I just wanted to feel good about myself,’ she says.With the blessing of her husband Nick, a police officer, also 48, she booked the £4,500 operation at the private practice of Jim Frame, a professor of cosmetic plastic surgery at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, Essex.‘I went from a 34B to a 34D,’ says Linzy, who lives in Chelmsford and works in an NHS unit fitting artificial limbs. ‘I was delighted. My breasts looked really natural.’Then, in late 2015, things started to go wrong. ‘I felt as if my right boob had got bigger,’ she says.‘At first, I just thought I’d strained something in the gym. Then I couldn’t get my bra on. It was as though it had gone up two cup sizes.’She went to the GP three times in the following weeks and each time a cupful of fluid was drained off. But the Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5300269/Mothers-breast-implants-triggered-rare-blood-cancer.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Scientists just found a particle that SHOULDN'T exist  - fox news
 
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Scientists just found a particle that SHOULDN'T exist - fox news A major physics experiment has detected a 'ghost particle' that shouldn't exist. The Mini Booster Neutrino Experiment, or MiniBooNE, in Chicago fired beams of muon neutrinos at an oil tank to try and detect the presence of sterile neutrinos  Share this article Share Researchers working on the MiniBooNE believe they have observed neutrinos oscillating into hidden, so-called sterile neutrinos, which are impossible for the detector to identify Discovering a fourth 'flavour' of neutrino could help to explain the mysterious origins of dark matter, and even resolve issue of the universe's matter and antimatter imbalance (Stock) After analysing roughly 100,000 neutrino events at the IceCube particle detector at the South Pole (pictured above) in search of the 'sterile neutrino,' scientists working on the project concluded that no such particle exists Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5802895/Sterile-Neutrino-Scientists-evidence-mysterious-particle-SHOULDNT-exist.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: GlaxoSmithKline boss Emma Walmsley  - fox news
 
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BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: GlaxoSmithKline boss Emma Walmsley - fox news When Emma Walmsley was growing up, her family would hold an annual debate as to where they should spend their summer holidays.Little Emma would present her choice, listing the advantages, and pointing out why the other options were rubbish. She always won.Walmsley’s early aptitude for winning people over through well-researched analysis has set the tone for much of her soaring career. She is chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline, the £80bn pharmaceuticals giant. It is a role which makes her, at just 48, the most powerful businesswoman in Britain, if not the world.Steely, sharp-as-a-tiger’s tooth, with a slightly haughty head girl demeanour, what Walmsley lacks in warmth she more than makes up for in gritty determination.‘Nice but utterly ruthless,’ is how one ex-colleague described her to me this week, with skin as impenetrable as sheet metal.Scour You Tube and you’ll find a wonderfully combative performance from her years ago on BBC’s Watchdog, presenter Anne Robinson’s customary exocets bouncing off her like ping-pong balls.As well as being in charge of 100,000 employees worldwide, for which she could earn as much £8.8m this year, Walmsley is also the mother of four children.Husband David Owen is a former businessman whom she met at a party in her mid-20s. Friends say she spent the morning after their first meeting avoiding his calls, reluctantly relenting to his requests for a date almost through guilt. They married a year later.Her global jet-setting means squeezing in schoo Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-5373689/BIG-SHOT-WEEK-GlaxoSmithKline-boss-Emma-Walmsley.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Cat launches handset that can detect toxic chemicals  - fox news
 
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Cat launches handset that can detect toxic chemicals - fox news The world's first smartphone that can detect toxic chemicals in the air has been unveiled.Cat has launched a smartphone called the S61 that can detect the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).Common sources of VOCs include paints, solvents, carpets, furniture and cleaning products, all found in the working environments of Cat phone users, the firm says.The handset, which will cost £799 (€899 / $999), will be available to order from the company's website and retailers around the world in the next few months.The S61 will be launched at the Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1.Its air quality measurements are thanks to an on-board sensor from Swiss-firm Sensirion.It alerts users to high levels of the air pollutants, allowing them to make timely decisions like opening a window to improve ventilation or taking a break.The sensor can also provide humidity and current temperature readings.It also features an integrated thermal imaging camera with enhanced software for greater image contrast, expanded temperature range to 400°C (752°F).It comes with an upgraded standard camera, which will now take pictures in high definition.In a written statement Peter Stephens, CEO of Bullitt Group, global mobile device licensee for Caterpillar, said: 'We know that 60 per cent of Cat S60 customers use the integrated thermal camera at least once per week.'The temperature and resolution improvements found in the new Cat S61 will open up thermal imaging Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5423281/Cat-launches-handset-detect-toxic-chemicals.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Scientists find we are in a new geological age called the Meghalayan  - fox news
 
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Scientists find we are in a new geological age called the Meghalayan - fox news Scroll down for video   Scientists have announced that we are living through a new era of Earth's geological history, known as the Meghalayan Age. According to geologists, it started more than 4,200 yeas ago after a mega-drought wiped out a significant amount of budding human civilisations Share this article Share The newly-defined time frames will now feature on all official charts depicting Earth's geological past. Proof of the Meghalayan was discovered by studying the chemical make-up of a stalagmite in the Meghalayan state of India Proof of the Meghalayan was discovered by studying the chemical make-up of a stalagmite in the Meghalayan state of India (pictured) After a seven-year long investigation, it has been now been approved by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) and ratified by the International Union of Geological Science (IUGS) HOW HAS THE HOLOCENE BEEN DIVIDED?   Proof of the new geological age was discovered by studying the chemical make-up of a stalagmite in the Meghalayan state of India (pictured). This state also gave its name to the age, which is known as Meghalayan WHAT IS THE ANTHROPOCENE? The Anthropocene is a proposed period of time (shown at the bottom of this diagram) - the name of which means the human epoch. It was first suggested by Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen just 18 years ago, and since then the idea has caught on Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5967095/Scientists-new-geological-period-called-Meghalayan-Age.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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'Incredible hulk' comet could soon be visible from Earth  - fox news
 
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'Incredible hulk' comet could soon be visible from Earth - fox news Officially known as PANSTARRS (C/2017 S3), it is surrounded by a massive gas cloud 161,556 miles wide in diameter, almost twice as wide as the planet Jupiter. WHERE TO SEE IT   Share this article Share 167 shares At perihelion (closest approach to the sun) on August 15-16, the comet will be inside the orbit of Mercury, blasted by solar radiation at point-blank range  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5922963/The-incredible-hulk-comet.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Scotland's 'melted stones' mystery solved: Archaeologists say giant fires fused them together  - fox
 
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Scotland's 'melted stones' mystery solved: Archaeologists say giant fires fused them together - fox news Researchers have solved one of the Scottish Highland's oldest mysteries: how an ancient fort was burned at such high temperatures that parts of it melted and fused together.Dun Deardail in Glen Nevis, built in around 500 BC, has long been the source of conspiracy theories, with some claiming that Iron Age people used an ancient superweapon to melt the stones.A number of experiments were carried out over multiple years trying to discover how temperatures were hot enough to fuse stones together in a process called vitrification.Now, archaeologists from Forest Enterprise Scotland and researchers from Stirling University believe a timber superstructure supported by the ramparts was set on fire, with the blaze burning down on the stones and heating them up 'like an oven', Matt Ritchie, an archaeologist with Forestry Enterprise Scotland, told the Scotsman.Writer and broadcaster Arthur C Clarke had previously said the vitrified forts around the country were the biggest mystery he had encountered, even speculating that the Iron Age people would have needed lasers to melt the stones.Ritchie told the publication said tests had shown blocks of molten stone were formed in spaces without oxygen and likely caused by a 'tremendous heat from above'.He also added that the structure may once have stored grain.'This is really exciting – not only do we know have a better understanding of how vitrification occurred, but we can also know visualize these hill forts as citadels, with roofed rampart walls many meters high,' Ritchie said.'Of course, the mystery of why the forts were burned remains unsolved. Was it accidental, or intended? Was it an act of destruction, by a victorious foe, or an act of ceremony, perhaps on the death of a revered king? We may never know,' he said.Other similar forts are found in parts of France, Germany, Wales and Ireland. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5684501/Scotlands-melted-stones-mystery-solved-Archaeologists-say-giant-fires-fused-together.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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'Real world' car tests will give unrealistic fuel economy  - fox news
 
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'Real world' car tests will give unrealistic fuel economy - fox news Ever wonder why you can never achieve the fuel economy figures quoted for the car you drive?It might say it will do 50mpg on the manufacturer's website, but in reality it's closer to 30mpg when you're at the wheel.It's because the fuel economy and emissions tests for cars do not represent real-world driving conditions, which is why tests will be replaced this year with a more relevant version - but even that won't give an accurate account of how efficient your car will be, warn Mercedes-Benz bosses.The WLTP/RDE (World Harmonised Light Vehicle Testing Procedure/Real Driving Emissions) test will become the new standard for car manufacturers from September.It's the second phase to move away from an old test that had been in existence since 1970 and had its last major update some 20 years ago.But while it is expected to be a significant improvement on the outgoing measurements, Mercedes says it won't produce like-for-like figures that drivers will be able to achieve day in day out.When asked about the WLTP/RDE cycle by motoring title Auto Express, Mercedes' head of certification of Emissions and Consumption Dr Christoph Höhmann, said: 'It's better than the old one. But if the expectation is that everything will be fixed, then in that respect it's not right.'The test will be split between a laboratory and a short cycle conducted out on real roads.The lab test - the WLTP part - has been mandatory since September 2017, but the RDE addition will only become required from the same mon Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-5316315/Real-world-car-tests-unrealistic-fuel-economy.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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WHAT IS THE INDIAN CIRCLE METHOD?  - fox news
 
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WHAT IS THE INDIAN CIRCLE METHOD? - fox news The Indian circle method allows you to accurately draw a line running east-west with a simple set of equipment.It involves plotting the path of the sun throughout the day using the shadow it casts from a rod or pole stuck vertically into the ground.As the sun moves through the sky, the shadow shifts across the floor like the point on a sundial.If you plot the shadow's position on the ground every half an hour, you are left with a curved 'shadow line'.The curvature of this line changes depending on the time of year because the sun sits at different points in the sky.At the end of the day, with a curved shadow line drawn, you must wrap a short, taut piece of string around the vertical pole.When moved around the rod in a circle, the end of the string should intercept two points on the shadow line.Drawing a new line through these two points creates a line running precisely east-west.On the day of the autumn equinox it is possible to create a perfectly straight shadow line that runs east-west, with no need for the second, string line.The day is halfway between the summer and winter solstices, so day and night are of equal length, meaning the sun is perfectly centred in the sky. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5413653/WHAT-INDIAN-CIRCLE-METHOD.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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SPACE WAR will break out 'within a matter of years'  - fox news
 
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SPACE WAR will break out 'within a matter of years' - fox news The next devastating war could be fought in space.That's according to claims by US Air Force chief, General David Goldfein, who claims space warfare is a real possibility 'within a matter of years'.The US will need new tools, specialist training and billions of dollars in funding to prepare for combat in orbit, he claims.US Air Force Chief of Staff General Goldfein was speaking at the Air Force Association's 34th annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando.'[It's] time for us as a service, regardless of speciality badge, to embrace space superiority with the same passion and sense of ownership as we apply to air superiority today,' General Goldfein said.Leading members in the US military have been saying for a number of years that space is an integral part of future plans, writes Breaking Defense.The words from the senior US Air Force serviceman follow a proposal from politicians to create a new branch of the military specifically targeted at space conflict.The Strategic Forces Subcommittee proposed the formation of the 'Space Corps'.Set to be modelled after the Marines, the Space Corps would be tasked with keeping the US ahead of its superpower rivals in the event of a war.The idea of creating the first new branch to the US military in 70 years encountered significant resistance and was scrapped in December 2017.Alleged restriction of funds to the other armed forces squashed the idea.General Goldfein argues that the US Air Force is best placed to protec Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5439535/SPACE-WAR-break-matter-years.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Detroit, Michigan is named 'most stressful place in America'  - fox news
 
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Detroit, Michigan is named 'most stressful place in America' - fox news RANKED: THE MOST STRESSED CITIES IN AMERICA FROM 1 TO 182 WalletHub Privacy Policy THE TOP 10 MOST STRESSED CITIES...  ...AND THE BOTTOM 10 LEAST STRESSED  People in Anchorage, Alaska, work the most average hours per week, while those in Burlington, Vermont, work the fewest. Casper, Wyoming, nabbed the top spot for the lowest job security and Reno, Nevada, was named the city with the highest job security Detroit came first not only in residents with the lowest credit scores but with the highest poverty rate. According to the US Census data, the poverty rate in Detroit is 35.7 percent but only 5.1 percent of persons in Pearl City, Hawaii, live in poverty Share this article Share San Francisco had the least affordable housing while Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had the least - a 91 percent difference between the two. Cleveland had the highest divorce rate while Fremont had the lowest Charleston, West Virginia, was named the city with the highest crime rate - 236 percent higher than the national average. Detroit ranked first as the state with the fewest average hours of sleep per night while Overland Park, Kansas among the least stressed cities, has the most average amount of hours Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5962791/Detroit-Michigan-named-stressful-place-America.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Melrose moves to sweet-talk key GKN shareholders  - fox news
 
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Melrose moves to sweet-talk key GKN shareholders - fox news The predator behind the biggest hostile bid for a British company in almost a decade has met with dozens of shareholders in engineering giant GKN.Melrose Industries bosses, including chief executive Simon Peckham, are understood to have targeted ‘priority’ shareholders in GKN in a bid to pressure its management into talks.Midlands-based GKN rejected what it described as Melrose’s ‘derisory’ £7.4 billion bid on Thursday.GKN, led by American Anne Stevens who was thrust into the chief executive seat only last month, must now file details of an updated strategy to fend off Melrose within two weeks.The predator has offered to shovel £150 million into the disputed £1.1 billion GKN pension deficit, which is likely to put pressure on the targeted firm to follow suit.GKN launched an attack on Melrose last month arguing that the bid only offers a ‘fake premium’ to shareholders because of the way it is structured.There has also been talk of national security concerns. Peckham retorted: ‘We’re a UK quoted company run by people who’ve run a UK quoted company for 30 years. Which bit of the UK national security do you not think we’d be interested in?’Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, he said the question for shareholders is: ‘Would you like the Melrose management team – or a slightly reconfigured version of the GKN management team which is partly responsible for getting you to where you are today?’ Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-5348385/Melrose-moves-sweet-talk-key-GKN-shareholders.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  KPMG to be investigated over Carillion audit
 
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fox news - KPMG to be investigated over Carillion audit KPMG will be investigated over Carillion’s books which it signed off before the constructor went bust.Carillion went into liquidation on January 12 with debts of up to £5billion including a pension deficit of up to £2.6billion.The auditing group had signed off the business’ annual report and accounts only nine months earlier.KPMG has been Carillion’s auditor since 1999, earning £29.9million.The Financial Reporting Council watchdog said it would investigate audits for the years ending December 2014, 2015 and 2016, and work done during 2017.KPMG is also being investigated by the FRC for its audit of engineer Rolls-Royce’s accounts while the company bribed its way into contracts around the world.KPMG said: ‘We believe that we conducted our role as Carillion’s auditor appropriately and responsibly.’ Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-5326607/KPMG-investigated-Carillion-audit.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Tesla will sell roof tiles and batteries at Home Depot  - fox news
 
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Tesla will sell roof tiles and batteries at Home Depot - fox news Elon Musk's futuristic solar roof tiles and at-home energy storage units are about to become mainstream.Or, at least, that's what Tesla is hoping, by setting up shop in 800 Home Depot stores across the U.S.The Tesla-branded kiosks will sell the firm's solar roof tiles and Powerwall batteries at select Home Depot locations beginning sometime in the first half of this year.The company is also in discussions with home improvement store Lowe's about selling the products there, according to Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the situation.Home Depot used to have a partnership with Solar City, the alternative energy company acquired by Tesla in 2016 that has since been phased out.Now, Tesla will have displays that are 12 feet tall and 7 feet wide, promoting the products and, in some cases, demonstrating how they work.It's unclear whether Tesla will eventually add kiosks to all of Home Depot's 2,200 stores.Home Depot locations in Southern California already have the kiosks, while Las Vegas and Orlando stores are expected to open booths next week, according to USA Today.The move is likely part of Tesla's wider effort to attract mainstream consumers.Tesla's solar power system costs between $10,000 and $25,000, with batteries costing around $7,000.The firm already showcases its solar panels at its 110 U.S. stores, USA Today noted.Tesla started taking $1,000 deposits for the roof tiles in May 2017.However, it's taken a while for the solar roof tiles to get off the ground, having on Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5346849/Tesla-sell-roof-tiles-batteries-Home-Depot.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  How KPMG raked in almost £30m from bust builder Carillion
 
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fox news - How KPMG raked in almost £30m from bust builder Carillion The scandal-hit accountant has checked the construction giant’s books since 1999 and is facing questions over how it gave them a clean bill of health in March 2017.Carillion went into compulsory liquidation last Monday with debts of up to £5billion and only £29million cash in the bank.Bosses will be hauled before MPs to explain what went wrong.KPMG also faces a possible probe from accountancy watchdog the Financial Reporting Council.Frank Field, chairman of the parliamentary work and pensions committee, is demanding answers from KPMG on how robustly it examined Carillion’s accounts.Last year KPMG was cleared of wrongdoing over its audit of HBOS before it collapsed.But a probe by the Mail found there were at least three former KPMG employees on the investigating committee.It has also emerged that Carillion was forced to reveal extra information in its 2016 accounts following an FRC review.It is not clear what the information was.A KPMG spokesman said: ‘Transparency and accountability are vital in building public trust in audit.We welcome the opportunity to assist the committee’s investigations and will provide our fullest co-operation.’ Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-5318049/How-KPMG-raked-30m-bust-builder-Carillion.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Experts scan for hidden chambers in King Tutankhamun tomb  - fox news
 
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Experts scan for hidden chambers in King Tutankhamun tomb - fox news Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists are starting radar scans of the tomb of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun in the southern city of Luxor.The ministry said Thursday the scans will be carried out over a week to check for the existence of any hidden chambers behind the tomb.Egypt carried out previous scans as part of the quest but the findings were inconclusive.The news follows more than two years of speculation after British Egyptologist Dr Nicholas Reeves said he found signs of a hidden doorway in King Tut's tomb.At the time, he said one of the secret rooms could be the burial place of the Pharaoh's stepmother Queen Nefertiti.The tomb of King Tut, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings, located on the west bank of the Nile river in Luxor.For many, Tut embodies ancient Egypt's glory because his tomb was packed with the glittering wealth of the rich 18th Dynasty from 1569 to 1315 BC.Researchers are using ground penetrating radar (GPR) to scan the pharaoh's chamber for the existence of two chambers rumoured to be hidden behind its walls.The search is being led by the  Polytechnic University Turin, Italy, and will be the third time in the past two years researchers have looked for the lost chamber.'It will be a rigorous scientific work and will last several days, if not weeks,' Franco Porcelli, the project's director and a professor of physics at the department of applied science and technology of the Polytechnic Univer Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5341599/Egypt-starts-radar-scans-secret-rooms-Tuts-tomb.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  INFIDELITY AND ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN IN ANCIENT EGYPT
 
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fox news - INFIDELITY AND ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN IN ANCIENT EGYPT Infidelity on the part of men was likely commonplace in Ancient Egypt, with seemingly few consequences for an unfaithful husband.The greater a man's social status, the more likely it was that he would father illegitimate children.Pharaoh Ramesses II is said to have had so many wives and concubines that he sired more than 100 offspring.A straying wife and her lover could expect severe punishment, however, according to surviving literature from the time.The Westcar Papyrus describes the wife of a royal scribe who committed adultery being seized on the orders of the Pharaoh.She was then bound to a stake and burned alive, with her Earthly remains thrown into the Nile.The tales contained in the Papryus are fictional, but they hint at the attitudes of the time toward cheating women.In reality, punishment was likely a private affair between husband and wife, rather than a criminal or moral issue for society.This might include divorce, beatings, or even death.Illegitimate children themselves seem to have suffered no specific hardships or discrimination in Dynastic Egypt as a consequence of their position.Another ancient papyrus, the Tale of Truth and Falsehood, does describe a young fatherless boy being cruelly taunted by his schoolmates about his parentage, but it did not imply a serious social disadvantage. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5278381/INFIDELITY-ILLEGITIMATE-CHILDREN-ANCIENT-EGYPT.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Native American dog breeds were wiped out by the arrival of Europeans  - fox news
 
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Native American dog breeds were wiped out by the arrival of Europeans - fox news Pictured is a dog burial from Illinois But the arrival of Europeans and their pets in the beginning of the 15th century all but wiped out ancient native or 'pre-contact' dogs Share this article Share 106 shares The dogs' history parallels that of ancient humans who migrated from North Asia to North America. Dots (pictured) represent sites from which the bones of ancient dogs were collected for the new analysis along with the age of the bones Pictured is a ritual burial of two dogs at a site in Illinois near St. Louis (660 to 1350 years ago). Prior to this research, the fate of pre-contact dogs and their relationship to modern American dog populations was largely unknown Scientists say they followed their human masters over a land bridge that once connected North Asia and the Americas. Ancient dog burials like this one found at the Janey B. Goode site near Brooklyn, Illinois, provided genetic material for the study  Pictured is a dog burial from Illinois, dated to around 10,000 years ago. The genome of these ancient dogs is still present in a congenital cancer seen in modern dogs, according to the study, published in Science Pictured is a dog burial from Illinois Anthropology Professor Ripan Malhi, of the University of Illinois, said the new findings reinforced the idea that early human and dog inhabitants of the Americas faced many of the same challenges after European contact  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5922151/Native-American-dog-breeds-completely-wiped-arrival-Europeans.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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New Horizons snaps image 3.8 BILLION miles away from Earth  - fox news
 
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New Horizons snaps image 3.8 BILLION miles away from Earth - fox news At first glance it might not look like much – but, with a fuzzy purple and green photo, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made history.On December 5, New Horizons captured an image said to be the farthest from Earth ever taken, at a staggering 3.79 billion miles away.And, just hours later, it beat its own record.According to NASA, the remarkable false-color images sent back by New Horizons are also the closest-ever images captured of objects in the Kuiper Belt.When New Horizon’s snapped a photo with its telescopic camera for a routine calibration frame of the Wishing Well star cluster, it was farther into space than even NASA’s Voyager 1 had been when it captured its famous ‘Pale Blue Dot’ image of Earth, the space agency says.At the time, New Horizons was 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers) from Earth.Voyager, by comparison, was 3.75 billion miles (6.06 billion kilometers) from Earth when it captured its famous photo in 1990.According to NASA, New Horizons is now the fifth spacecraft to fly beyond the outer planets of our solar system.Hours after its first record-breaking image on Dec 5, it captured another.The latter shows a look at Kuiper Belt objects HZ84 and 2012 HE85.The images were captured using the spacecraft's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI).And, NASA says they’re the closest images yet of objects in this region.‘New Horizons has long been a mission of firsts – first to explore Pluto, first to explore the Kuiper Belt, fastest spacecraft ever launc Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5369807/New-Horizons-snaps-image-3-8-BILLION-miles-away-Earth.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Scalextric-style roads will top-up electric vehicles during journeys  - fox news
 
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Scalextric-style roads will top-up electric vehicles during journeys - fox news Electric cars could soon be charged as they drive around, under a new £40 million ($53 million) proposal. The scheme would see pads built into roads that can transfer electricity to the bottom of the vehicle (stock image, Teslsa Model 3) Share this article Share 38 shares The scheme would see pads built into roads that can transfer electricity to the bottom of the vehicle. Similar technology has already been trialled, with smartphone chip maker Qualcomm announcing its own efforts in May 2017 (pictured) HOW WOULD ELECTRIC CHARGING AS YOU DRIVE WORK?  Various motoring companies have already promised that wireless charging is on the way for electric vehicles. This image shows a concept station for a VW Golf at the International CES Consumer Electronics in Las Vegas on Jan 2015 This is similar to the way Scalextric toy cars work, with a metal contact on the underside of the vehicles grabbing power from the track (stock image) Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5958009/Scalextric-style-roads-battery-levels-electric-vehicles-journeys.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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RBS victims tell of its cynical bullying tactics  - fox news
 
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RBS victims tell of its cynical bullying tactics - fox news Entrepreneurs caught up in RBS’s controversial global restructuring group GRG have told how they were bullied by bank staff.A Financial Conduct Authority report has criticised the lender for ‘insensitive, dismissive and sometimes unduly aggressive behaviour’ towards smaller clients.In the case of an entrepreneur who was a foreign national, the FCA report – prepared by analysts Promontory – found there were emails containing ‘mimicry’ that was ‘disrespectful of the customer’s nationality’.And when a separate client complained to the bank of ‘cynical and bullying tactics’, their relationship manager threatened them with LPA receivership, a form of property bankruptcy.Another entrepreneur told The Mail on Sunday that GRG boss Derek Sach threatened him with ‘a decade of litigation’ if he sued the bank. The customer had been forced to pay a significant sum after RBS slashed the company’s overdraft without warning.The cases echoed with businessman Lawrence Tomlinson, who first raised GRG mistreatment allegations. He said: ‘The majority of businesses who discussed their experience with me recounted a heavy-handed, rude and intimidating relationship.’Property entrepreneur David Russell, who is suing RBS, said at one stage in his dealings: ‘The [banker] had his feet on the desk, swinging back in his chair. He threw his keys on the desk, which means if you don’t like it throw your keys in on the properties.’Alistair Jack, Tory MP for Dumfries and Galloway who ran a self-storage firm, s Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-5348241/RBS-victims-tell-cynical-bullying-tactics.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Doctors warn another flu-like deadly virus is going round
 
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fox news - Doctors warn another flu-like deadly virus is going round As the flu outbreak wreak havoc on American families, doctors are warning of a lesser-known virus that is just as threatening.The adenovirus — which often infects the airways and the intestinal tract — shares several symptoms with the flu, including congestion, sore throat, cough and fever, and can cause the common cold.Like the flu, adenovirus, which occurs more often in children than adults, can be fatal - an outbreak killed 10 people in the US in 2007.The vaccine to prevent the flu is is licensed with US military personnel only, but doctors say the adenovirus is a serious threat and the exclusive vaccine should be made available to everyone.'We are seeing severe adult infections,' Dr Adriana Kajon, lead study author of a CDC report published this week in Emerging Infectious Disease, told NBC News. 'That's a big deal, especially for a disease that by all means is vaccine preventable. But this vaccine is not licensed to be used in civilians.'Adenoviruses, which are very common, are caused by a group of viruses that can infect the urinary tract, nervous system, airways and lungs. Some strains can cause an eye infection.The illness, which is a common cause of fever, sore throats, the pink eye, and diarrhea, are usually spread from an infected person to another by way of close personal contact, coughing and sneezing.Outbreaks are common among those in closed quarters like schools or prisons.A previous report During 2007, a strain of the virus called adenovirus 14, dubbed the ki Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5326983/Doctors-warn-flu-like-deadly-virus-going-round.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Rare prehistoric fossil found on Scottish island
 
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fox news - Rare prehistoric fossil found on Scottish island A rare prehistoric fossil found on a Scottish island could significantly advance scientists' understanding of the area.The 170 million-year-old jawbone from a dog-sized crocodile-like creature is one of the only found anywhere in the world.The small fossil, measuring just over 3.5cm in length, was discovered on the Isle of Skye almost 30 years ago, but recent scans of the rock containing the bone unlocked its secrets.The island is one of the few places in the world where fossils from the Middle Jurassic Period can be found.Using high-resolution X-rays scientists from the University of Edinburgh were able to investigate the tiny bone found at Duntulm Castle in the north of the island.Through examining the fossil, and others previously found on Skye, they suggest that the 'scaly dog' animal is from a family of close crocodile relatives.Known as neosuchians, these creatures were becoming more diverse on the island's shores at the time.Dr Steve Brusatte, from the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences, said: 'Bits and pieces of fossil crocodiles have been found on Skye before, but this is one of the nicer fossils, because it is a nearly complete jawbone.'It tells us that small, dog-sized crocodiles lived in the lagoons of ancient Skye, during the same time dinosaurs were living on land.'These were very ancient, very primitive relatives of today's crocodiles. They would have looked more like scaly dogs than big scary alligators.'One reason why the new fossil is so important is because it is one of the few crocodile fossils from the middle part of the Jurassic Period from anywhere in the world.'He added: 'Skye is a unique window into the Middle Jurassic, as it is one of the few places globally that preserves fossils from this time.'There are not only crocs, but also many dinosaurs, mammals, lizards, amphibians, and fish fossils found on Skye, and we keep finding more and more every time we go back.'This fossil was discovered by a geologist, John Hudson, in the 1980s when he was mapping the rocks of Skye. He showed it to me and we then figured out it was a new crocodile.''There are some relatives in North America, Asia, and other parts of Europe, but from later in time.'If we had better fossils of Middle Jurassic from other parts of the world, we would probably find more of these small crocs. But Skye is one of the only games in town for Middle Jurassic fossils.'In 2008, scientists revealed that the earliest turtles known to live in water had been discovered on Skye.The 164 million-year-old reptile fossils were discovered on a beach on the Strathaird peninsula in the south of the island and find formed a missing link between ancient terrestrial turtles and their modern, aquatic descendants.During the Middle Jurassic period, Skye was covered in lagoons and filled with turtles, crocodiles, pterosaurs and dinosaurs. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5226149/Rare-prehistoric-fossil-Scottish-island.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Yellowstone supervolcano under measurable strain  - fox news
 
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Yellowstone supervolcano under measurable strain - fox news Volcanoes experience strain from pressures just like humans - but now, scientists say they can measure exactly how much physical strain is on them.Researchers monitoring the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming have detected molten rock about three miles below the surface.While it is not dangerous, the scientists have warned that slight shifts in the environment around the volcano can add up and create significant change over time.The technologies they use can detect changes in volcanic strain smaller than the width of a hydrogen atom.Geodesists David Mencin and Glen Mattioli say these measurements can advance scientists' understanding of volcanic activity.Their work, published this week in Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles, explains what these measurements can tell us about the national park's 'plumbing'.Mencin and Mattioli fleshed out the comparison between strain put on humans and volcanoes in their report.It said: 'We all know what it is like to experience strain. The pressures of everyday life can leave you feeling contorted and stretched.'It turns out, volcanoes are no different - they experience strain as well.'When a volcano experiences strain it changes shape. Specifically, the shape of its subsurface rock changes, the authors said. This process is called deformation.A number of forces can cause deformation. If its magma pressure or the amount of water filling nearby lakes change, a volcano can be subject to deformation.These pressures can be measured by GPS technology c Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5387367/Yellowstone-supervolcano-measurable-strain.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Waves found inside a reactor could make fusion power a reality  - fox news
 
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Waves found inside a reactor could make fusion power a reality - fox news Ethereal waves known as whistlers created by lightning may help to protect experimental nuclear fusion reactors from damage. That's the claim made by a group of researchers who detected the ghostly presence of whistler waves inside their reactor (pictured) Whistlers are normally found whipping across the ionospheric layer of the Earth's atmosphere at heights of up to 620 miles above the planet. Now, scientists say they have detected the mysterious electromagnetic waves inside their tokamak reactor (graphical representation) WHAT ARE WHISTLER WAVES AND WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THEM? For decades, scientists have been building the scientific basis for nuclear fusion as an energy source to generate electricity. This artist's impression shows what fusion energy generation could look like inside a tokamak reactor Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5770833/Ghostly-lightning-waves-inside-nuclear-reactor-make-fusion-power-reality.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Morrison's cutting out wrapping from its cucumbers  - fox news
 
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Morrison's cutting out wrapping from its cucumbers - fox news Scroll down for video  Morrison's is going to start selling cucumbers without the protective wrap in order to cut down on plastic waste. The Bradford-based outlet claims the initiative will save 16 million plastic sleeves being thrown away each year Share this article Share 26 shares Cucumbers have historically been sold in plastic to prolong their shelf life and prevent dehydration. This is the latest in a string of moves from the supermarket to cut down on its plastic footprint after it implemented a switch from plastic bags to paper ones last month The move will apply nationwide and see all full-size, uncut cucumbers appearing naked on the shelves of the supermarket. Half cucumbers will still be wrapped in the packaging in order to preserve the fruit WHAT IS MORISON'S DOING TO REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE?  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6035327/Morrisons-stop-wrapping-cucumbers-plastic-sleeves.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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WHY DO HISTORIANS BELIEVE THE VIKINGS DISCOVERED CANADA?  - fox news
 
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WHY DO HISTORIANS BELIEVE THE VIKINGS DISCOVERED CANADA? - fox news They are infamous for terrorising the coastlines of Europe in their distinctive longships, but the Vikings may be able to claim another victory over their medieval neighbours.Evidence uncovered in 2016 suggests the Vikings may have discovered North America nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus made his famous journey to the New World.Scientists claimed to have uncovered what they believe to be a Viking settlement on the Canadian island of Newfoundland that appears to have been built between 800 AD and 1300 AD.It is only the second known Viking site to be discovered in North America and suggests that they were the first Europeans to reach the New World.This site, discovered in an area called Point Rosee in southern Newfoundland, is 400 miles (643km) south west of a Viking settlement found in L'Anse aux Meadows during the 1960s.Archaeologists said the discovery potentially opens 'a new chapter' in history by showing the Vikings had explored far further into the New World than previously believed possible.The Vikings are well known to have been adept seafarers, using the sun and the stars to help pick their way across open stretches of ocean away from the coastline.It is thought the Vikings first discovered America by accident in the autumn of 986 AD, according to one historical source, the Saga of the Greenlanders.It tells how Bjarni Herjolfsson stumbled across North America after being blown off course as he attempted to sail from Norway to Greenland, but he did not go Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5345265/WHY-HISTORIANS-BELIEVE-VIKINGS-DISCOVERED-CANADA.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study  - fox news
 
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Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study - fox news A 1990 picture of a 'UFO' taken in Wallonia, Belgium. A physics professor from University at Albany, State University of New York and former NASA researcher believes there is 'plenty of evidence to support UFOs' Share this article Share 5.9k shares White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders reaches to a question about UFOs in the White House Press Briefing Room in Washington, DC, USA 19 December 2017. The question was in response to the Pentagon's secret UFO program, recently revealed in the New York Times While the general public has been fascinated with UFOs for decades, our governments, scientists and media, have essentially declared that of all the UFO sightings are a result of weather phenomenon or human actions, Knuth claims. A black and white colored video from a 2004 encounter shows fighter jets closing in on an unidentified object (circled red) before it quickly accelerates out of sight A declassified document describing a sighting of a UFO in December 1977, in Bahia, a state in northern Brazil. Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, France, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom have been declassifying their UFO files since 2008 WHAT ARE SOME REPORTED UFO SIGHTINGS? Pictured: An example of a 'UFO' triangle formation that the UK government investigated as part of its report into alien sightings Pictured: A 1948 Top Secret US Air Force UFO extraterrestrial document. In December 2017, The New York Times broke a story about the classified Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, which was a $22 million program run by the former Pentagon official Luis Elizondo and aimed at studying UFOs Kevin Knuth, Associate Professor of Physics, University at Albany, State University of New York This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The Conversation Privacy Policy Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5902189/Physics-professor-claims-need-face-possibility-UFO-sightings-really-alien-craft.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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1,500-year-old Japanese tomb found alongside armor  - fox news
 
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1,500-year-old Japanese tomb found alongside armor - fox news A 1,500 year-old tomb containing human remains and armor of a chieftain has been discovered in very good condition.The tunnel-tomb was found in the city of Shibushi on Japan's third largest island, Kyushu, while workers were paving a road along a farm.The tomb contains the most burial goods in the region, with more than 20 pieces including an arrowhead, spear, iron ax, sword and a cuirass (breastplate), which was likely given to the chieftain as a gift from the Yamato imperial court.The skeletal remains were found in a stone coffin, and belonged to a five foot, five inches (167 centimetres) male.The iron armor suit discovered in the tomb, called tanko, was preserved in surprisingly pristine condition.According to Japanese newspaper the Asahi Shimbun, the tomb is one of the largest in the eastern part of the Kagoshima district on the southern tip of Kyushu island.'It was likely built got a powerful leader in the local region who was directly connected with the Yamato imperial court,' archaeologist Tatsuya Hashimoto, of the Kagoshima University Museum, told the Asahi Sumbun.By the end of the fourth century, The Yamato imperial court was settled on the Nara plain, with considerable control over the peoples of the archipelago.The Yamato period was a historical period characterised by the presence of large burial mounds called Kofun, and the newly discovered tomb is thought to have come from the Kofun period, which spanned the third to the sixth century and is one of the two eras Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5421433/1-500-year-old-Japanese-tomb-alongside-armor.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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US developing X-ray bomb to knock out chemical and biological weapons  - fox news
 
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US developing X-ray bomb to knock out chemical and biological weapons - fox news The DoD is working with Hyperion Technology Group to develop a prototype, which would fit inside an existing warhead casing. Pictured, the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk cruise missile HOW WOULD AN X-RAY BOMB WORK?  Share this article Share 25 shares THE 2016 TERROR PLOT TO BUILT A 'DEATH RAY' X-ray gun: Crawford's alleged plot involved remotely firing a death ray that would kill victims with radiation poisoning weeks later, a plot officials say may have worked Glendon Scott Crawford was convicted in 2016 of attempting to build an X-ray weapon to expose people to lethal doses of radiation from a truck. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5845213/US-Depart-Defense-developing-X-ray-bomb-knock-chemical-biological-weapon-sites.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Ancient textiles show that Bronze Age Britons used Egyptian techniques  - fox news
 
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Ancient textiles show that Bronze Age Britons used Egyptian techniques - fox news Scroll down for video  Ancient textiles found near Cambridge (pictured) reveal Bronze Age Britons used an Egyptian thread-making technique to weave plant fibres long before they picked up spinning Share this article Share 40 shares It was previously thought this technique only existed in ancient Egypt, but the new study suggests it was prevalent across Britain, Europe and the Near East. Pictued is a micrograph of an ancient textile from Lahun, Egypt, with arrows indicating splices Textiles analysed as part of the new study, led by the University of Cambridge, came from over 30 different sites in the UK, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Pictured is a a splice in one of the single thread elements of fabric found in the cave of the warrior, Israel Among the finds analysed for this study are charred textile fragments from an archaeological site known as Over Barrow in Cambridgeshire, dated to the Early Bronze Age Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5995027/4-000-year-old-Cambridge-textiles-Bronze-Age-Britons-used-Egyptian-threading-technique.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Blood pressure medications 'don't cause impotence'  - fox news
 
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Blood pressure medications 'don't cause impotence' - fox news It is good news for middle–aged men worried their medications may be causing problems in the bedroom.A study has found that despite previous warnings, statins and blood pressure tablets do not cause impotence.Many people believe taking medication for cholesterol or blood pressure comes with the side effect of erectile dysfunction. Statins, for example, have been warned to lower testosterone, raising fears about sexual performance.But researchers from McMaster University in Canada found no link between the drugs and impotence after monitoring more than 2,100 men.Those men convinced it is their medication to blame may find their problems in the bedroom are psychological or a side effect of their clogged arteries instead.The findings are hoped to encourage more men to take statins, following claims that tens of thousands of people die every year after refusing to take the drugs because of their perceived side effects.The study’s lead author, Dr Philip Joseph, from the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University in Ontario, said: ‘Men who develop erectile dysfunction while on medications commonly attribute their symptoms to the medications.‘Our findings suggest that these two medications do not negatively impact erectile function, which should be reassuring to men who are taking them.’Blood pressure medication has long been warned to have the side effect of reduced sexual desire and erectile dysfunction.Impotence is listed as a side effect of statins along with mu Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5332851/Blood-pressure-medications-dont-cause-impotence.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  WHAT IS THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT AND WHAT DOES IT SAY?
 
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fox news - WHAT IS THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT AND WHAT DOES IT SAY? What is it?The manuscript is widely celebrated among cryptographers and radiocarbon dating suggested it had between written early in the 15th century.It is full of illustrations of exotic plants, stars, and mysterious human figures, as well as many pages written in an unknown text.Over time it has attained an infamous reputation, even featuring in the latest hit computer game Assassin's Creed, as well as in the Indiana Jones novels, when Indiana decoded the Voynich and used it to find the 'Philosopher's Stone'.Some suggest it was the work of Leonardo da Vinci as a boy, or secret Cathars, or the lost tribe of Israel, or most recently Aztecs … some have even proclaimed it was done by aliens.What is the history of the manuscript?The text, which is now held in the Beinecke Library at Yale University, was passed through various owners before it ended up in the hands of a London bookseller called Wilfrid Voynich in 1912.Some claim Voynich was a 'crooked book dealer' who encouraged the 'crackpots and conspiracy theories' that followed.Some claim Voynich pretended it had been written by Roger Bacon.Bacon was a friar and philosopher from the 13th century who concealed his works with code so the church would not be able to decipher what he had written.But that theory was discarded when the manuscript was carbon dated and found to have originated between 1404 and 1438.What does it say?Up until now the 15th century cryptic work has baffled scholars, cryptographers and codebreakers who have failed to read a single letter of the script or any word of the text.Now, Greg Kondrak, a computer scientist from the University of Alberta, says he has worked out what the language is.He has used statistical algorithms he believes to be 97 per cent accurate when translating the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights into 380 languages.According to their research the first complete sentence reads, 'She made recommendations to the priest, man of the house and me and people.''It's a kind of strange sentence to start a manuscript but it definitely makes sense', said Dr Kondrak.He found more than 80 per cent of the words were in a Hebrew dictionary, but researchers did not know if they made sense together.Without historians of ancient Hebrew Dr Kondrak explained the full meaning of the Voynich manuscript is likely to remain a mystery.'We use human language to communicate with other humans, but computers don't understand this language, because it's designed for people.'There are so many ambiguous meanings that we don't even realise,' said Mr Kondrak. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5316983/WHAT-VOYNICH-MANUSCRIPT-DOES-SAY.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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‘I will be the world’s first trillionaire’ says Chris Kelsey  - fox news
 
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‘I will be the world’s first trillionaire’ says Chris Kelsey - fox news A 21 year old upstart believes he can take on the big boys of the tech world to become the world's first trillionaire. Chris Kelsey (pictured) reportedly became a millionaire overnight when he sold his his app development company Appsitude at the age of 19 Share this article Share Kelsey Coin (website pictured) is a digital bank with its own currency based on the US dollar. It offers instant payments to anyone via their Facebook email, anywhere in the world, along with no transaction fees as well as full-time support from its founder Just two years after his first big business success, Mr Kelsey believes his latest venture into cryptocurrency is going to lead to his true fortune. This image shows his Kelsey Coin account Jeff Bezos is the richest man in modern human history. The founder and CEO of online retail giant Amazon became worth $150billion (£114bn) last week and is expected to become a trillionaire in September 2030, at the age of 66 (stock image) Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is anticipated to pip him at the post, hitting the trillionaire mark in December 2044 at the age of 60 (stock image) Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5990153/I-worlds-trillionaire-says-21-year-old-cryptocurrency-tycoon-Chris-Kelsey.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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New Bitcoin ransom scam claims hackers have recorded you watching PORN  - fox news
 
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New Bitcoin ransom scam claims hackers have recorded you watching PORN - fox news File photo Share this article Share 21 shares Examples shared on several sites reveal scammers are demanding thousands of dollars in Bitcoin as a ‘fair price for our little secret,’ and claim it must be paid within 24 hours or the video will be sent out to everyone you know. One such email is shown above In the past 72 hours alone, Krebs' blog received word from three different readers who received an email along these lines. Others have taken to Twitter to flag the bizarre messages Experts say it's a ‘clever new twist on an old email scam that could serve to make the con far more believable’ Stock image Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5951837/Warnings-new-Bitcoin-ransom-scam-claims-hackers-recorded-watching-PORN.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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China's hypersonic heavy bomber plans revealed 7  - fox news
 
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China's hypersonic heavy bomber plans revealed 7 - fox news Plans for a 'hypersonic heavy bomber' that could fly between Beijing and New York in just two hours have been unveiled by Chinese researchers.The aircraft would travel at hypersonic speeds, meaning it would soar around the Earth at more than 3,700mph (6,000km/h), or five times the speed of sound.China's military could load the plane, which features two sets of wings, with 'anything from flowers to bombs', according to one expert.The aircraft was designed by scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.'It will take only a couple of hours to travel from Beijing to New York at hypersonic speed,' the researchers, led by Dr Cui Kai, wrote in their paper.'This could provide more convenient and efficient transportation than present subsonic airplanes for long-distance journeys in future.' It currently takes a normal passenger jet 14 hours to fly between the two cities – a distance of around 6,800 miles (11,000 kilometres).The new vehicle features two sets of wings that utilise one another to reduce turbulence and drag.Computer models of the aircraft show the design could hit speeds of Mach 5 to Mach 7, meaning five or seven times the speed of sound.The design's dual wing sets mean it forms the shape of a capital 'I', which the scientists dub a 'hypersonic I-shaped aerodynamic configuration' (HIAC).Following the paper's release, a Chinese military aircraft designer, who declined to be named, told the South China Morning Post the plans could be a 'game changer'.He added t Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5421281/Chinas-hypersonic-HEAVY-BOMBER-plans-revealed.html
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