На главную
Видео добавленное пользователем “Fox News”
fox news -  China's reveals new video of hypersonic strike aircraft
 
08:58
fox news - China's reveals new video of hypersonic strike aircraft Chinese state media has revealed the country's first ever images of a model of its hypersonic glide vehicle, a nuclear weapons expert has claimed.The secretive missile delivery craft, known as the DF-ZF, could travel at up to ten times the speed of sound (7,680 mph/12,360 kph) according to some estimates.Its speed will ensure the country's nuclear threat can reliably breach the United States' ballistic missile defence shield, which fires incoming strikes out of the air.The model was briefly shown during a State-run TV special covering the country's JF-12 hypersonic wind tunnel.The innovative setup is the largest of its kind in the world and is capable of testing missiles and aircraft up to 6,900mph (11,100kph).The news follows a US Navy announcement yesterday that it had successfully test fired a hypersonic missile that could hit 'anywhere in the world' within an hour.China's DF-ZF is a hypersonic glide vehicle capable of travelling at up to ten times the speed of sound (7,680 mph/12,360 kph), according to some estimates.The Chinese Ministry of National Defense first revealed it had successfully tested a hypersonic vehicle for 'scientific' purposes in January 2014.Officials have carried out at least five more launches since then, with the most recent coming in April 2016.China has never officially disclosed the purpose of the innovative aircraft, but a range of tactical applications are possible.By definition, hypersonic vehicles can travel five times the speed of sound, and the craft could help China ensure its nuclear weapons can breach US missile defence systems, experts claim.Hypersonic vehicles would travel so rapidly and unpredictably they could provide an almost-immediate threat to nations across the globe.The craft would travel at such speeds that the gap between identifying a threat and launching an attack on it would drop from hours to minutes, even at long distances.The TV clip aired on October 8 via State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), and shows an arrowhead-shaped model is shown inside the Beijing-based wind tunnel.Its design looks like official Chinese mock-ups of the DF-ZF, which was codenamed the WU-14 by the Pentagon before its official name was released by Beijing.Chinese officials have confirmed several test flights of hypersonic glide vehicles since 2013, but have kept the details top secret.This is likely the first time China has shown any test models linked to the project.The broadcast also showed a weapon with a shape similar to the last stage of a ballistic missile, and computer generated images of a new triangular-framed glider.Raymond Wang, an expert in stopping the international spread of nuclear weapons, from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, was one of the first to spot the DF-ZF model.Writing on Twitter, he noted the programme's narrator didn't specifically refer to hypersonic boost-glide vehicles (HBGVs) or the DF-ZF at any point.'China just showed its hypersoni Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5065527/China-s-reveals-new-video-hypersonic-strike-aircraft.html
Просмотров: 13976 Fox News
fox news -  French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles
 
04:21
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
Просмотров: 638 Fox News
fox news -  PinMe can track your location even if you turn GPS off
 
08:20
fox news - PinMe can track your location even if you turn GPS off Stanford researchers have revealed an app they claim shows a major privacy flaw in mobile phones.Called PinMe, it mines information already stored on smartphones, such as data from gyroscopes and accelerometer, to work out where the user is - even if they don't give the app access to GPS (an option usually referred to as location services).When analysed alongside publicly available maps and weather reports, the Stanford researchers behind it say their app can help identify if a person is traveling by foot, car, train or plane, and chart their route of travel.The researchers behind the app have called for phone makers to include a new software switch to turn of all sensors to protect user's privacy.They say the apps shows a potential privacy flaw in phones.'PinMe demonstrates how information from seemingly innocuous sensors can be exploited using machine-learning techniques to infer sensitive details about our lives,' said Prateek Mittal, assistant professor in Princeton's Department of Electrical Engineering and PinMe paper co-author.The app analyses information already stored on smartphones that, unlike GPS, doesn't require permission for access.When computed along with publicly available maps and weather reports, this data can help identify if a person is traveling by foot, car, train or airplane, and chart their route of travel.All the while, the presence of the app can be virtually undetectable.The research team reported on the patent-pending app in the journal IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems.'We wanted to raise public concern about this issue,' said Arsalan Mosenia, a postdoctoral research associate in electrical engineering and a member of the PinMe team.However, the discovery could also be used for new ways to navigate - in self driving cars and ship navigation systems, for instance.'[Attackers] can convince a ship or car that they're in a location that they're not actually in,' which could be problematic for American ships navigating international waters, for instance, or for the safety of the passengers of autonomous cars, points said Niraj Jha, professor of electrical engineering at Princeton and paper co-author, and the PinMe team is already talking with technology companies about licensing the app as a navigational tool.Supriyo Chakraborty, a security researcher at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, said 'The [PinMe] attack is ... extremely potent.'PinMe's developers already are working on ways for people to defend themselves against it, said Jha, whose research focus is on the security of the 'internet of things,' a phrase that describes the increasingly digital products that power our daily activities.'I think a lot of follow-up should deal with how to prevent this attack,' he said.HOW THE APP CAN TRACK YOU To run their experiment, the Princeton researchers collected phone data from three people for one day after installing PinMe on their phones — Galaxy S4 i9500, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S — running either And Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5134219/App-track-location-turn-GPS-off.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 1525 Fox News
fox news -  Louise Arner Boyd spent her fortune exploring the Arctic
 
05:45
fox news - Louise Arner Boyd spent her fortune exploring the Arctic The tale of a 20th century socialite who dedicated her life to exploring the Arctic and became the first woman to fly across the North Pole is being told in a new book.Louise Arner Boyd, born in 1887, inherited her parents' huge fortune in 1920 and spent it on several death-defying explorations of some of the most remote parts of the world, challenging the view of what was required of a young high society debutante.Images from the new biography show her on the deck of one of her ships in 1926, proudly standing next to a polar bear she has shot, and in another she is posing in a jeweled gown as she is being presented to the King of England at Buckingham Palace.Born in San Rafael, California, to a millionaire mining magnate father and a mother from one of New York's most prestigious families, Miss Arner Boyd inherited a staggering family fortune when her parents died in 1919 and 1920 respectively.With it she began to travel extensively, seeing as much of the world as she could until, on a trip to Norway in 1924, she saw something that would shape the course of the rest of her life; The Polar Ice Pack.She dedicated her life to Arctic expeditions, and in 1928, Miss Arner Boyd found herself involved in a search for missing Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.Miss Arner Boyd's explorations from 1931 to 1938 included regions in and around Franz Josef Land, Spitsbergen, Greenland, Jan Mayen Island and eastern Arctic Canada.She made history in June 1955 when she became the first woman in the world to fly over the North Pole and her ship S.S.Veslekari, was the first to sail to the inner ends of Ice Fjord, Greenland She was honored by the United States Government and a number of foreign governments for her geographic studies and explorations.Her life is being re-told by author Joanna Kafarowski, in the new book 'The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd'.COOK OR PEARY/HENSON - WHO GOT THERE FIRST? There are two claimants; American Frederic Cook who says he and two Inuit men reached the Geographic North Pole in April 1908, and Robert Edwin Peary, Matthew Henson and four Inuit women who say they arrived in April 6, 1909.Decades before the Americans did/didn't reach the north pole, Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen made a good go of it.During a three-year expedition in 1893–96, his team reached a record northern latitude of 86°14′ - the furthest north anyone had managed to travel at the time.Nansen also famously led the first team to ski across Greenland in 1888 and later in life became  involved in the League of Nations - later replaced by the UN - and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922.The Norwegian explorer was the first to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911, and after leading a team flying to the North Pole in 1926 he became the first person to reach both poles.In June 1928, Amundsen and five crew disappeared during a flight in the Arctic to rescue missing explorers.The search was called off in September and th Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5120983/The-socialite-spent-fortune-exploring-Arctic.html
Просмотров: 154 Fox News
fox news -  Ripsaw reveals special edition 'sports tank'
 
06:13
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
Просмотров: 11433 Fox News
fox news -  Rare footage of China's £5 million hypersonic wind tunnel
 
06:24
fox news - Rare footage of China's £5 million hypersonic wind tunnel Chinese scientists have claimed to be able to make more discoveries than their American counterpart in developing supersonic aircraft thanks to better equipment.A secretive £5 million hypersonic wind tunnel, nicknamed 'Hyper Dragon', is helping the experts 'reveal many facts that Americans have not found out', one Chinese researcher said in a propaganda documentary.The programme also revealed that Chinese scientists are developing a commercial plane that could connect Beijing and New York in just two hours.Shrouded in secrecy, the JF12 shockwave hypersonic wind tunnel was completed in May, 2012, but has rarely been captured by media.China Central Television, the state broadcaster, showed a glimpse of the mysterious equipment in a documentary on October 8.Built by Chinese Academy of Science with 46 million Yuan (£5 million), the 2.5-metre-wide (8.2feet), 265-metre-long (869 feet) tunnel is said to be able to blow gusts of wind as fast as 10 times the speed of sound.The temperature of the gusts could reach a staggering 3,000 degrees Celsius.Jiang Zonglin, a researcher from the Chinese Academy of Science, called the 'unprecedented' wind tunnel an incubator of advanced aircraft.Mr Jiang said because planes couldn't fly during a lab experiment, they would need a wind tunnel that could generate gusts as fast as the desired speed of the aircraft to simulate a flying environment.In the case of JF12, it could simulate flying conditions between Mach 5 and Mach 9.Mr Jiang claimed that he and his team carry out one experiment every two days, and each experiment last 100 millisecond, which equals to one-tenth of a second.The researchers pointed out that China is currently developing a supersonic commercial plane that could travel as quickly as five times the speed of sound.This means the aircraft would be able to fly from Beijing to New York in two hours, compared to the current 14 hours.The TV clip apparently also shows an arrowhead-shaped model inside the Beijing-based wind tunnel.Its design looks like official Chinese mock-ups of the DF-ZF, China's 7,680mph hypersonic strike aircraft that could carry nuclear warheads past US missile defenses.Chinese officials have confirmed several test flights of hypersonic glide vehicles since 2013, but have kept the details top secret.This is likely the first time China has shown any test models linked to the project.In addition, The broadcast showed a weapon with a shape similar to the last stage of a ballistic missile, and computer generated images of a new triangular-framed glider.Raymond Wang, an expert in stopping the international spread of nuclear weapons, from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, was one of the first to spot the DF-ZF model.Writing on Twitter, he noted the programme's narrator didn't specifically refer to hypersonic boost-glide vehicles (HBGVs) or the DF-ZF at any point.'China just showed its hypersonic-BGV in a vid on 08 Oct.Probably a test design model, bu Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5070261/Rare-footage-China-s-5-million-hypersonic-wind-tunnel.html
Просмотров: 3967 Fox News
World's biggest shipping firm to test Russian Arctic route  - fox news
 
01:22
World's biggest shipping firm to test Russian Arctic route - fox news Scroll down for video The container Vessel, dubbed Venta Maersk, will travel between St Petersburg and Vladivostok over the top of Russia Share this article Share Janina von Spalding, spokeswoman for Maersk, said its new ice class container vessel would embark on a trial journey in the Arctic route over Russia next month. Pictured is the firm's Munkebo Maersk container ship on the River Thames in 2015 The trial 'will offer us a unique opportunity to gain operational experience in a new area and to test vessel systems, crew capabilities and the functionality of the shore based support setup,' according to Maersk (file photo) VENTA MAERSK SPECS  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6090215/Worlds-biggest-shipping-firm-test-Russian-Arctic-route.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 657 Fox News
fox news -  Ancient DNA reveals how first humans arrived in America
 
10:15
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
Просмотров: 369 Fox News
fox news -  500-year-old coin found by an amateur treasure hunter
 
07:22
fox news - 500-year-old coin found by an amateur treasure hunter An amateur metal detector struck gold when she stumbled across a rare 500-year-old coin near one of England's most historic battlefields.The coin, minted during the doomed reign of King Richard III, is one of only a handful still in existence.Experts speculate the gold coin may have been dropped by one of Richard's soldiers fleeing the pivotal Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.Richard III was killed in the battle and his opponent, Henry Tudor, seized the throne to begin the Tudor dynasty.The coin, minted during the doomed reign of King Richard III, is one of only a handful still in existence.Experts speculate the gold coin may have been dropped by one of Richard's soldiers fleeing the pivotal Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.The half angel was a gold coin roughly two centimetres in diameter and weighing just under three grams.It was introduced in 1472 during the reign of King Edward IV.Angels and half angels continually fluctuated in value under the reigns of several kings before they were abolished and replaced by Guineas by King Charles II in 1663.The coin is now set fetch £15,000 ($20,000) at Dix Noonan Webb's auction of coins, historical medals and paper money on 13 December.Michelle Vall, from Blackpool, was detecting close to Bosworth Field when she dug up the old coin called a half angel.It is now set fetch £15,000 ($20,000) at Dix Noonan Webb's auction of coins, historical medals and paper money on 13 December.Ms Vall, 51, made the rare discovery in Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, during a charity detecting rally in  September.The teaching assistant said: 'After detecting for two and a half hours in a farmer's field I got a signal.'The coin was deep down, about 16 inches below the surface, and the soil there is thick clay so it took a bit of digging out.'I spotted this glint of gold in the hole, although I obviously did not know exactly what it was at first.'I put it in the palm of my hand and then I went back to the organiser's tent.One of them identified it and people became very excited.The half angel was a gold coin roughly two centimetres in diameter and weighing just under three grams.It was introduced in 1472 during the reign of King Edward IV.Angels and half angels continually fluctuated in value under the reigns of several kings before they were abolished and replaced by Guineas by King Charles II in 1663.Ms Vall's discovery of the coin minted during Richard III's short two-year reign makes it a rare example and an exciting find for the detector who only took up the hobby two years ago.She said: 'I have decided to sell it because it is too valuable to keep.I did not want to keep it in a cupboard.'I feel very privileged that I have found something so precious and historic.The memory of that day, the excitement not just of myself but also of other detectorists, when I found that beautiful, tiny piece of historic gold will live with me for the rest of my life.'I started detecting because I am a keen antique collector and walker and when I Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5092541/500-year-old-coin-amateur-treasure-hunter.html
Просмотров: 246 Fox News
fox news -  Is 1997 Isle of Man TT 50p coin rare and what's it worth?
 
05:05
fox news - Is 1997 Isle of Man TT 50p coin rare and what's it worth? Recently, I received an unusual 50p coin in my change, which I had never seen before. It shows two motorcyclists racing with a wreath-style pattern on either side.The coin is dated 1997 on the back, with the usual effigy of the Queen and says Isle of Man on it.I have tried to research it to see if it is rare but cannot find much about it. I'm hoping that I have struck gold.Lee Boyce, consumer affairs editor at This is Money, replies: In the last two years, we have seen a glut of readers get in touch with coins they believe could be rare.Many that land in my inbox tend to be common coins. For example, I receive around a dozen e-mails a week about the Lord Kitchener £2 coin (which gives you the answer to whether it is rare or not).The coin in question that you have sent in is a normal 50p shape seen in Britain – and 1997 was the year in which the coin was downsized to the smaller, lighter coin we are familiar with today.As a Crown Dependency, the Isle of Man issues its own banknotes and coins, which feature the Queen.Isle of Man coins and notes are not legal tender in the UK, but UK coins and notes are accepted on the island.This means you could have rejected the 50p you received in your change and shops may not accept it (although it will be easy to spend unless you have an eagle-eyed cashier).Before this year, Isle of Man coins and notes were made by a firm called Pobjoy based in Surrey.The Royal Mint, which makes UK coins, publishes a list of mintage figures. This means we can determine how rare a coin is – for example, with only 210,000 Kew Gardens 50p coins minted, they are reasonably rare and can therefore fetch up to £50 online.The Isle of Man is synonymous with the TT racing which takes place every May or June.The first race was in 1907 – exactly 90 years before your coin.To determine if it is rare or not, we need to know the circulation figures - and a search around online doesn't throw up the answer.I contacted Pobjoy and it said: 'Unfortunately, we do not share mintage figures on our commemorative coins, let alone our circulating coins.'Our circulating coins depend on how many the Government demand, in which case the issue limit is unlimited.'This means we do not know how many were minted. A quick search online on marketplaces such as eBay throw up examples of the coin for around £3-5 – or six to ten times its true value in the Isle of Man.Many listings describe the coins as 'rare' - but they have no real way of knowing.Like any of these coins, it is only worth what someone is willing to pay.Given the popularity of motorsports and the fact marks 90 years of the first race, it makes a good keepsake – but don't expect to be able to buy a motorbike with any profit you may make with it. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-5205387/Is-1997-Isle-Man-TT-50p-coin-rare-whats-worth.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 556 Fox News
Researchers find 'neural clock' that lets brain keep track of time  - fox news
 
01:42
Researchers find 'neural clock' that lets brain keep track of time - fox news The illustration shows the episodic time from the experience of a 4-hour-long ski trip up and down a steep mountain, including events that alter the skier's perception of time. The idea is that experienced time is event-dependent and may be perceived as faster or slower than clock time.The newly discovered neural record of experienced time is in the lateral entorhinal cortex (LEC) in green. Next to the LEC is the MEC, the brain's seat for space (not depicted). Next to the MEC is the hippocampus, the structure in which information from the time and space networks come together to form episodic memories. HOW HUMANS MEASURE TIME   Share this article Share IS TIME CIRCULAR?     Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6111231/Researchers-discover-neural-clock-lets-track-events-gives-timestamps.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 192 Fox News
Scotland's 'melted stones' mystery solved: Archaeologists say giant fires fused them together  - fox
 
03:13
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
Просмотров: 130 Fox News
fox news -  Indian woman bullied for her white skin and ginger hair
 
10:42
fox news - Indian woman bullied for her white skin and ginger hair A young woman born to Indian parents with red hair, white skin and freckles has spent her life being shunned and bullied because people think she's diseased.Pooja Ganatra, 24, who was born in Mumbai, has flaming ginger hair, deep emerald eyes and white skin - like that of a stereotypical Gaelic woman.But the proud Indian was actually born to 'typically Indian' parents who thought her freckles were a birth defect - and have no idea where her unusual looks come from.Miss Ganatra's appearance, believed to stem from her ancestors, has made her feel like a foreigner in her own country - with Indians staring and asking for pictures.It could be her appearance, which saw her rushed to hospital as a child over fears she had a skin disease, was triggered by an 'evolutionary throwback' of her genes.Because of her complexion, strangers are often shocked to discover she speaks Hindi and try to charge her tourist prices because they think she is a backpacker.Her insecurities were intensified as a teenager by the overwhelming pressure to conform to 'impossible' Indian standards of beauty.Miss Ganatra, who runs her own clothes manufacturing business, said: 'When I was born, my family had never seen anyone who looked like me before because they all have brown skin, black hair and brown eyes, like most Indians.'When my freckles started appearing everywhere when I was three, because none of my relatives had ever gotten freckles before they didn't know what they were.'I was rushed to the doctors because everyone thought it was a birth defect or skin disease. I was always the odd-one-out at school, and was routinely bullied.'People would always come up and ask "what are those spots on your face? Why do you have so many marks?". It was a real mental challenge.'Even in my first year of university, I was pulled aside and told not to wear sleeveless shirts because they were "too eye catching" with my white skin.'There was no rule against sleeveless clothing and every other girl dressed like me, yet I was singled out.'Miss Ganatra added: 'Indians love to pose for photos with different-looking people from overseas, so I often get people coming up to me asking for pictures.'It's happened more than 100 times in my life - I have to tell them, "relax, I'm Indian too".'When I get into taxis cab drivers start speaking to me in English and are shocked when I answer them in Hindi.'The funniest one is when I'm charged the foreigner price for public attractions because they think I'm a backpacker, so I have to prove I'm Indian.'When I was in America people wouldn't believe me when I told them I'm Indian. Even the customs officer at the airport had to look twice at my passport and asked me if I'm really from India.'After Miss Ganatra was born, her parents decided not to have any more children in case her strange looks were a sign she needed medical treatment and they wanted to be able to afford this.While her father Rajesh, 51, has darker skin and looks 'typically Indian', her mother Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5178549/The-Indian-feels-like-foreigner-country.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 866 Fox News
fox news -  FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids
 
04:11
fox news - FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids US health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids.The nerve stimulator, known as NSS-2 Bridge, is the first device to treat such symptoms including joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia.The announcement on Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration opens a door for doctors to prescribe the device to patients who fear withdrawal symptoms coming off addictive opioids.It comes amid an epidemic of opioid abuse, which includes both illegal narcotics like heroin and prescription painkillers.Last year, more than 62,000 Americans were killed by opioid overdoses - more than HIV, car crashes and the 19-and-a-half year Vietnam war.Like with any drug addiction, one of the hardest obstacles to quitting is the fear of the debilitating withdrawal symptoms, which can make it difficult to sleep, think clearly, and get on with daily tasks, as well as a myriad of painful side effects.Currently, the standard method to wean people off opioids is methadone, a government-approved replacement drug which can be administered in a clinic.But even transitioning to that can be a shock to the system, driving many back to dangerous drugs.'The technology gives those suffering from opioid addiction an easier transition to all forms of medically-assisted treatment,' said Brian Carrico, president of Indiana-based medical technology firm Innovative Health Solutions, the manufacturer.'The device helps take away the fear of withdrawal and leads to a much higher success rate.' The NSS-2 Bridge is worn behind the ear where several electrodes stimulate nerves in the brain and spinal cord to relieve symptoms.The FDA says a study of more than 70 patients showed a 30 percent decrease in symptoms within 30 minutes of using the device.Nerve stimulators have previously been approved to treat epilepsy and depression.'Our vision is for every person in withdrawal, preparing for withdrawal, or suffering from post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS), to have access to this technology,' Carrico said.'Significantly reducing withdrawal symptoms lessens the dependency on opioids, allows for easier transition to Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) and ultimately works as another tool to combat the opioid epidemic facing our country. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5086251/FDA-clears-nerve-stimulator-aid-recovery-opioids.html
Просмотров: 158 Fox News
fox news -  Hypersonic spaceplane engine set for Colorado tests
 
09:17
fox news - Hypersonic spaceplane engine set for Colorado tests A revolutionary engine that could be used in a spaceplane to take passengers into space in just 15 minutes has taken a major step forward with a new testing facility in Colorado.The site, at Front Range Airport near Watkins, Colorado, will test a key technology in Reaction Engine's hypersonic air-breathing combined cycle Sabre rocket engine.It comes after the firm won a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to test the engine’s pre-cooler heat exchanger, or HTX.In the UK the is continuing to develop the TF1 engine test facility at Westcott where the first ground-based demonstration of the Sabre rocket engine will take place.The UK site will incorporate a hydrogen/air-breathing pre-burner to condition the air for core evaluation and is adjacent to a test facility where Reaction’s rocket nozzle tests have also been conducted.The test centre will feature an assembly building, workshops, offices and a control room, along with various test engine configurations.The company plans on putting the Sabre engine in a reusable spaceplane called Skylon - a vehicle capable of launching heavy telecommunications satellites.Mark Thomas, CEO at Reaction Engines, said: 'This is another exciting step forward in development of Reaction Engines' Sabre engine and a visible demonstration of the UK's commitment to the programme.'I look forward to seeing this unique facility take shape and commencing our core engine testing, which will be a defining moment for aerospace.'Last year, the European Space Agency (ESA) invested £8.5 million ($11 million) towards the development of the engineFranco Ongaro, Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality, at ESA said: 'The opening of this new test facility at Westcott Today marks an historical moment for the European Aerospace industry and for the UK research and development in rocket propulsion.'This facility will enable the ground test of the Sabre engine cycle, opening the way to the first flight tests, and to a new era.'The European Space Agency is proud of this partnership with industry and the UK Space Agency, to which we bring our technical competence, which has supported the Sabre development to this stage, and we are confident, to its future flight success.'Reaction Engines has now has secured over £50 million ($66 million) in funding from the British government, with more than £42 million ($55 million) from the UK Space Agency, and the ESA contribution acting as the final piece.The revolutionary Sabre engine could allow aircraft to take off from a runway and accelerate to five times the speed of sound, before switching to a rocket mode, propelling it into orbit.This design could also be used to send satellites into space at a fraction of the current cost.Mr Thomas said: 'We are now entering an exciting phase where we can accelerate the pace of development to get Sabre up and running.'At the moment, rockets have to carry liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen to power them and the cost of carrying th Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5192463/Hypersonic-spaceplane-engine-set-Colorado-tests.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 4276 Fox News
Yellowstone National Park was struck by 153 earthquakes in July  - fox news
 
02:41
Yellowstone National Park was struck by 153 earthquakes in July - fox news Yellowstone National Park was struck by 153 mini earthquakes in July, according to scientists. Pictured is a general view of the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park Share this article Share 28 shares Last month, a fissure opened up in Grand Tenton National Park just 60 miles (100km) from the Yellowstone volcano, prompting officials to immediately close the area  The Hidden Falls (pictured) is 100-foot (30-metre) waterfall near the eastern end of Cascade Canyon.  The area is not far from the potentially devastating Yellowstone Volcano Inspiration Point (pictured) is a stop on a trek near Jenny Lake. Vast eruptions from the Yellowstone Volcano occurred 2.2 million, 1.3 million and 630,000 years ago Scientists have devised a new way to find out how quickly magma is building up beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. The technique allows them to accurately estimate the amount of magma entering the volcano. Pictured is Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Pool Researchers 'spiked' several hot springs in Yellowstone National Park with the stable radioactive isotope deuterium (pictured). The deuterium was harmless to the environment and approved for use by park officials When it last blew the supervolcano produced one of the largest known blasts on Earth, spewing more than 2,000 times as much ash as Mount St. Helens did when it erupted in 1980 (pictured), killing 57 people in the most disastrous eruption in US history  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6042715/Yellowstone-National-Park-struck-153-earthquakes-July-seismologists-reveal.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 176 Fox News
fox news -  WHO WAS HANS JONATAN?
 
02:14
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
Просмотров: 307 Fox News
HOW WAS LOVENSE OPERATING ILLEGALLY?  - fox news
 
01:41
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
Просмотров: 13822 Fox News
fox news -  Earth's magnetic poles show signs they are about to FLIP
 
08:59
fox news - Earth's magnetic poles show signs they are about to FLIP Daniel Baker, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, says that parts of the planet will become uninhabitable during a reversalIf this happens, solar winds could punch holes into the Earth's ozone layerThis could be a sign that the planet's north and south poles are about to flipEarth's magnetic field has weakened by 15 per cent over the last 200 yearsThe Earth has a fierce molten core that generates a magnetic field capable of defending our planet against devastating solar winds.The protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to power grids.But this magnetic field, so important to life on Earth, has weakened by 15 per cent over the last 200 years.And this, scientists claim, could be a sign that the Earth’s poles are about to flip.In a new report, Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, claims there are signs of a reversal.He says if this reversal happens, it is likely to render some areas of the planet 'uninhabitable' by knocking out power grids.His comments were made in an in-depth Undark report written by Alanna Mitchell, who has a new book about the topic titled 'The Spinning Magnet: The Electromagnetic Force that Created the Modern World and Could Destroy It',Mitchell writes: 'The dangers: devastating streams of particles from the sun, galactic cosmic rays, and enhanced ultraviolet B rays from a radiation-damaged ozone lay Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5334421/Earths-magnetic-poles-signs-FLIP.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 310 Fox News
Experts scan for hidden chambers in King Tutankhamun tomb  - fox news
 
11:11
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
Просмотров: 988 Fox News
Foal of extinct horse frozen in Siberian permafrost for 40,000 years  - fox news
 
04:17
Foal of extinct horse frozen in Siberian permafrost for 40,000 years - fox news Scroll down for video  Amazing pictures have been released of a foal (pictured) taking its first bow after being frozen in the Siberian permafrost for 40,000 years The young horse is 9.3 hands (37 inches) tall and was only two months old when it perished Share this article Share It has today been revealed by scientists to the media in Yakutsk, Russia, the world's coldest city The prehistoric foal is part of a breed of extinct horses dubbed the Lenskave, or Lena horse The researchers said: 'The foal has completely preserved dark-brown hair, its tail and mane, as well as all internal organs. There are no visible wounds on its body' The brown foal was found during a Russian-Japanese paleontological expedition at the Batagai depression in Verkhoyansky district between 9-14 August The animal probably died by falling into a 'natural trap', possibly drowning in a melting ice pool, said Grigory Savvinov, deputy head of Russia's North-Eastern Federal University The foal was found by accident and was in excellent condition when discovered. Analysis proved it was the extinct species and had been trapped in the permafrost for around 40,000 years  Extinct Lenskaya Horse (pictured) look similar to the horses that roam the region today but are not genetically related to the modern-day inhabitants  Late Pleistocene age fauna with woolly mammoths and Lenskaya horses was vastly different to today. The gash in the tundra where the foal was found was caused by the Soviets, who cleared forest here, but it is now being enlarged and shaped by climate change Locals in the remote Yakutia region where the foal was found see the Batagai depression or crater (pictured) as superstitious, and call know it as the 'gateway to the underworld' The young horse was buried at a level of around 100 feet (30 metres) in the tadpole-shaped depression which is a 'megaslump' one kilometre long and around half a mile (800 metres) wide Scientists stumbled across the immaculately preserved youngster when they were working on the remains of woolly mammoths It was dug from its icy grave in the Batagai depression or crater - nicknamed the 'Mouth of Hell' earlier this month The specimen was immaculately preserved and it is hoped the specimen will be able to restore picture of the foal's environment The foal was completely preserved by permafrost and the researchers are hoping to study its bowel contents to understand the foal's diet more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Face of an indigenous Canary Islander recreated by student Watch video Animations show the Arctic's sea ice breaking up near Greenland Watch video Lobster krill fights Gentoo penguin with small pincers Watch video Sony's adorable Aibo always has a day to play Watch video Dolphins help defend humpback whale and calf from male humpbacks Watch video Victim's father weeps as husband is charged with killing family Watch video Rezum treatment treats BPH by injecting steam into the p Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6091395/Foal-extinct-horse-species-frozen-Siberian-permafrost-40-000-years.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 257 Fox News
fox news -  Virgin Media to upgrade TV customers to V6 box for free
 
04:33
fox news - Virgin Media to upgrade TV customers to V6 box for free Virgin Media will offer its existing television customers a free upgrade to its flagship V6 box as part of an accelerated roll out of the technology, it revealed today.Any customer with a Virgin TV and broadband bundle will be eligible for the upgrade, which can support ultrafast broadband and 4K ultra-high definition programming.The V6 box is a rival to Sky's Q system and launched in 2016. The move comes as subscription-based streaming services become increasingly popular alternatives to traditional TV services.Virgin says its existing V6 customers are three times as likely to use Netflix and twice as likely to use BBC iPlayer as other Virgin box users.It will contact customers eligible for the free upgrade in the coming weeks, although it hasn't revealed how many people will get it.Virgin adds that the vast majority of new boxes could be self-installed without an engineer visit.It also confirmed customers would pay no additional cost or take out a new contract in order to upgrade.The telecoms giant says the upgrade is being introduced to mark the one millionth installation of the box, just over a year since its launch.David Boucher, Virgin Media's chief digital entertainment officer said it wanted to offer its best technology more widely, but also embrace the rise in streaming services.He said: 'We believe that our finest kit shouldn't just be for new customers.'So today we're kicking off one of the largest existing customer upgrade programmes ever seen in the UK, accelerating the rollout of our best ever set-top box.'Our customers tell us how much they love using the V6 box and watch more TV when they have one.'As a central entertainment hub, fired by our superior ultrafast broadband, the V6 is built for apps and the best on-demand TV experience – whether its iPlayer, Netflix or thousands of box sets.'Rightfully, our customers expect the best, and with top-notch TV to lightning-fast broadband, that's exactly what they are getting.'Mr Boucher said the company saw on-demand TV services such as Netflix as 'partners not predators', and that the increased power of the V6 compared to previous Virgin boxes was designed to better support such services.The box also allows users to record six programmes at once while watching a seventh one.Netflix revealed earlier in the week that it had a record 8.3million boost in worldwide boost in subscriber numbers in the last three months of 2017. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/bills/article-5305021/Virgin-Media-upgrade-TV-customers-V6-box-free.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 144 Fox News
fox news -  Venus is not a dead planet and has signs of activity
 
06:43
fox news - Venus is not a dead planet and has signs of activity Venus has long been written off as a 'dead' planet - but astronomers have revealed if it showing signs of change.A new global view of some well-known features on Venus's surface may indicate its crust is moving.Experts say the movement of mountain ridges is extremely similar to the same process happening on Earth.Researchers used radar images of Venus's surface from the Magellan mission between 1990 and 1994 to view the structures on the surface from a global perspective.This revealed a new pattern - these mountain ridges and grabens converge to isolate blocks of flat, low-lying plains of cooled lava along the planet's poles, something never noticed before.Scattered on Venus's surface are various narrow mountain ridges and surface grooves, or grabens, which scientists have known about for decades, but had only viewed them in isolation from one another previously.Researchers used radar images of Venus's surface from the Magellan mission between 1990 and 1994 to view the structures on the surface from a global perspective. This revealed a new pattern - these mountain ridges and grabens converge to isolate blocks of flat, low-lying plains of cooled lava along the planet's poles, something never noticed before. The researchers say the structures looked a lot like features seen on Earth, such as the Tarim Basin in northwestern China. Comparison between enclosed lava plains on Venus (left) and the Tarim Basin in China (right). The similarity between the two offers insight about block tectonics on Venus These are large pieces of continental crust that jostle, rotate and crash into surrounding terrain due to forces from the mantle below. This deforms the surrounding terrain into mountain ranges or grabens—features identical to those on Venus.  With the scorching 462-degree Celsius (864-degree Fahrenheit) temperature at Venus's surface, Byrne and his colleagues believe the crust could heat enough that it will slightly detach from the planet's mantle only 10-15 kilometers (6-9 miles) down, creating thin, 'crustal blocks' that could jostle, crash and rotate just like those on Earth.'When you zoom out, you see that these features form a connected pattern,' said Paul Byrne, who  revealed the findings at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans.'That's when you realize that they seem to be working together.'The researchers say the structures looked a lot like features seen on Earth, such as the Tarim Basin in northwestern China.These are large pieces of continental crust that jostle, rotate and crash into surrounding terrain due to forces from the mantle below.This deforms the surrounding terrain into mountain ranges or grabens—features identical to those on Venus.With the scorching 462-degree Celsius (864-degree Fahrenheit) temperature at Venus's surface, Byrne and his colleagues believe the crust could heat enough that it will slightly detach from the planet's mantle only 10-15 kilometers (6-9 miles) down, creating thin, 'crustal block Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5192023/Venus-NOT-dead-planet-signs-activity.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 9 Fox News
WHAT IS THE INDIAN CIRCLE METHOD?  - fox news
 
02:30
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
Просмотров: 178 Fox News
Scientists just found a particle that SHOULDN'T exist  - fox news
 
01:29
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
Просмотров: 252 Fox News
SPACE WAR will break out 'within a matter of years'  - fox news
 
07:22
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
Просмотров: 285 Fox News
Thousands of Mayan pyramids and palaces found in Guatemala  - fox news
 
07:49
Thousands of Mayan pyramids and palaces found in Guatemala - fox news More than 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures - including pyramids, palaces and causeways - have been revealed under jungle foliage in Guatemala in what has been hailed as a 'major breakthrough'.Researchers used laser technology to look beneath the forest canopy in northern Peten - an area close to already-known Mayan cities.The lasers revealed the 'breathtaking' remains of a sprawling pre-Columbian 'megalopolis' that was far more complex than most specialists had ever believed.The discovery suggests that Central America supported a civilization that was, at its peak 1,500 years ago, more advanced than ancient Greek and Chinese cultures.The landscape may have been home to up to 15 million individuals and the abundance of defensive walls, ramparts and fortresses suggests that warfare was rife throughout their existence and not just at the end.'I think this is one of the greatest advances in over 150 years of Maya archaeology,' said Stephen Houston, Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at Brown University told the BBC.'I know it sounds hyperbolic but when I saw the [Lidar] imagery, it did bring tears to my eyes.'Scientists made the discovery using Lidar technology, which is short for 'light detection and ranging',Aircraft with a LiDAR scanner produced three-dimensional maps of the surface by using light in the form of pulsed laser linked to a GPS system.This technique allowed researchers to map outlines of what they describe as dozens of newly discovered Maya cities Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5343567/Thousands-Mayan-pyramids-palaces-Guatemala.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 222 Fox News
Nasa satellite spots blue clouds swirling over Antarctica  - fox news
 
04:05
Nasa satellite spots blue clouds swirling over Antarctica - fox news The clouds give off a shocking blue haze when ice crystals fixed to tiny particles of 'meteor dust' high in the atmosphere reflect sunlight.The unusual phenomena are called 'noctilucent clouds' and occur twice a year.Nasa captured footage of the noctilucent clouds over Antarctica. They are created by rising water vapour in the atmosphere which forms on the dust left in the high-atmosphere by meteorsNoctilucent clouds, also called polar mesospheric clouds, form between 47-53 miles above Earth's surface (76-85 km), according to Nasa. Here, water vapour freezes into clouds of ice crystals, which are illuminated when the sun is below the horizon. They are seeded by debris from disintegrating meteors, giving them a 'shocking' blue hue when they reflect sunlight.  The clouds are formed during the summer of both the northern and southern hemispheres.The cloud groups are formed 50 miles (80 km) above the surface of the Earth and are being directly observed by Nasa's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft.Known as 'night-shining' clouds, they are formed during the summer of both the northern and southern hemispheres, according to Nasa.The clouds form during the summers due to the high humidity and the increased amount of moisture in the air.During these times, it is also the coldest place on Earth, hitting temperatures as low as -135°C  (-210°F) as a result of air flow patterns.'The current season began on Nov. 19th,' says Cora Randall, a member of the AIM science team Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5249771/Nasa-satellite-spots-blue-clouds-swirling-Antarctica.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 32 Fox News
Damning report into RBS division leaves FCA in disarray  - fox news
 
05:43
Damning report into RBS division leaves FCA in disarray - fox news Top City regulator the Financial Conduct Authority was in disarray last night after the leak of a damning report into the activities of a notorious business banking division of RBS.The 350-page document, seen by The Mail on Sunday, reveals the full extent of the abuse heaped on small firms that fell into the hands of the state-backed lender's Global Restructuring Group.The GRG unit was meant to nurture troubled businesses back to health, but instead fleeced and exploited them.The dossier reveals shocking episodes of bullying, mockery, threats and abuse, along with random fees and charges that were piled on firms.There are few, if any, references to named individuals in the report.Regulators have previously published a summary of the findings.But as late as Friday, the FCA was refusing to publish the full report, saying it is 'legally constrained', despite demands to do so from politicians on the powerful Treasury Select Committee.The probe by independent experts Promontary into the now infamous GRG division began in 2014 and was completed in 2016.RBS chief executive Ross McEwan earlier this year gave his consent for the report to be published in its entirety.Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury committee, ordered the watchdog to publish the complete document by Friday this week, or the committee would release the documents itself.The FCA said it could not meet that deadline because it needs to obtain the consent of individuals who gave information and to give anyone criticised Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-5377179/Damning-report-RBS-division-leaves-FCA-disarray.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 16 Fox News
fox news -  Google Home speaker does not know who Jesus Christ is
 
04:44
fox news - Google Home speaker does not know who Jesus Christ is He may be one of the most famous figures in history, but it appears the Google Home smart speaker doesn't know who Jesus is.At least, that's according to several outraged users who have accused Google of deliberately filtering its results to fit its own agenda.They claim that despite not providing any details about Jesus, the smart speaker can still able identify Buddha, Muhammad and Satan.When people asked their speaker 'Who is Jesus?' the general response from Google Home seems to be 'I'm not sure how to help you with that.'One television producer in Nashville compared the theological knowledge of Google Home and Amazon Alexa during a Facebook Live video.The producer said Alexa could pull up information online about Jesus, Google Home said it had nothing to say - something which needed addressing 'immediately' he said.'It's kinda scary, it's almost like Google has taken Jesus and God out of smart audio,' Brentwood-based producer and author David Sams told Fox news.Sams said his Google Home knew who he was but could not identify Jesus.'Google knew who I was, but Google did not know who Jesus was, and Google did not know who God was,' Sams said.'I don't know if there's some kind of wizard making these decisions or if it's some kind of oversight but whatever it is, they need to address it immediately', he said.Google Home does talk about Jesus when asked about the Last Supper or Saint Peter, other users claim.'It knows who Saint Peter and Paul and the rest of the crew, but it won't talk about Ol' Yeezy. Christ, Jesus, Jesus Christ; nothing', wrote Reddit user 'EvilVegan'.'Muhammad, Buddha, Smith, Koresh, Vissarion, anything else; sure. As an atheist, this offends me', the user wrote.Another user, 'Monicakmtx' also asked 'Who is Jesus' and the speaker said 'sorry I can't help with that yet'.'EvilVegan' suggested this is because if you Google 'Who is Jesus' three Christian websites come up before the Wikipedia page.This could be a function of the search algorithm rather than Google deliberately filtering results.However, it seems not all users get the same response.Reddit user 'Kittymowmowmow' said it gave the Wikipedia page for Jesus when asked 'Who is Jesus Christ?'.'It was a pretty detailed response.. Could it be a form of add profiling. Like since I Google Christian stuff'.'Alwayssunnyinarizona' also asked and got the Wikipedia page for Jesus.'I asked it who Jesus of Nazareth was and it read a Wikipedia entry', said another Reddit user 'Ddbaxte'. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5315727/Google-Home-speaker-does-not-know-Jesus-Christ-is.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 139 Fox News
Wangiri scam leaving victims with hefty phone bills  - fox news
 
03:53
Wangiri scam leaving victims with hefty phone bills - fox news A growing telephone scam that originated in Japan could be catching out unsuspecting Britons, leaving them with hefty bills.Called the Wangiri scam, it works by a fraudster calling a victim's mobile phone number and hanging up after one or two rings.They then hope the victim will return the missed call.But when the victim phones back, the fraudster uses technology to reroute the call to a premium rate number overseas, which can cost a fortune for every minute that the call is connected.Victims are often placed on hold or played a long pre-recorded message to keep them on the phone and rack up higher bills.Some have even reported being billed for calls that are several hours long, although they had hung up much sooner than this.We received an e-mail from a This is Money reader saying: 'I keep getting repeat calls at 2 in the morning from a variation of a number I already blocked from Mali. What is this?'It is likely that this is a Wangiri scam call. The scam is called Wangiri as it is the Japanese word for 'one ring and cut'.In the past, Ofcom have warned about the scam after a spate of cases. Fraudsters use automated systems to continuously dial multiple mobile numbers at a rate of up to 3,000 numbers a minute.There have been reports of customers being charged for a 12 hour premium rate conversation after dialling the number.Mobile phone users on all networks are urged to watch out for the scam.Mobile network Three recently said that it was hard at work tackling this scam by Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/beatthescammers/article-5439863/How-missed-call-overseas-Wangiri-scam.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 154 Fox News
Marmokreb crayfish can clown themselves  - fox news
 
07:17
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
Просмотров: 1683 Fox News
fox news -  The mystery of the Arctic ghost ship SS Baychimo
 
05:17
fox news - The mystery of the Arctic ghost ship SS Baychimo Somewhere out there a phantom ship could well be drifting, having roamed the seas without a crew for decades.She was last seen in 1969, 38 years after she was abandoned in the Arctic – but since then no one has laid eyes on the SS Baychimo.Her fate, to this day, is unknown and she endures as one of the most mysterious ghost ships of modern times.In 2006 the Alaskan government expressed an interest in solving the puzzle once and for all, but its efforts came to nothing.This steel-hulled cargo steamer was launched in 1914 in Sweden, but back then was called SS Angermanelfven.Her job was to transport goods between Hamburg and Sweden, but after the First World War she was handed over to the British as part of Germany’s war reparations and in 1921, having been acquired by the Hudson’s Bay Company, was renamed the Baychimo.For the next 10 years her triple expansion steam engine powered her up and down the bitingly frigid northern coast of Canada, collecting and off-loading pelts.Then, on October 1, 1931, her life as a ghost ship inched closer when – on a trip to Vancouver - she became stuck in pack ice near the Alaskan town of Barrow, the 11th northernmost community in the world.The crew abandoned her for a couple of days while they warmed up in Barrow, then returned to find her floating free from her sub-zero prison.But the 1,322-ton vessel became stuck fast again on October 8 – more drastically this time - and Hudson’s Bay Company decided to rescue its employees from the grip of the perilously icy environment.In all, 22 were retrieved, but 15 very hardy sailors – including the captain - decided to stay, despite the punishing weather.They built a wooden shelter nearby and dug in for the winter.Then the spookiness inched closer still, because after a blizzard hit on November 24, the Baychimo disappeared.The captain and the rest of the crew simply thought that she’d broken up and sunk in the storm.But a week later a native Inuit seal hunter told the crew that he’d seen the ship about 45 miles away.The excited crew tracked it down and boarded it, but it was in such bad repair that it was abandoned there and then and left to its fate.After that she was sighted another 12 times – including in 1932 off Wainwright, Alaska, by a trading party who boarded her, in March 1933 by Eskimos, who sheltered in her for 10 days during a storm and in November 1939 by Captain Hugh Polson, who wanted to salvage her.Polson was the very last person to board her.In March 1962 she was spotted drifting in the Beaufort Sea and seen stuck in ice in 1969, between Point Barrow and Icy Cape in the Chukchi Sea.That was the last recorded sighting of her and since then, no one has set eyes on her, but no wreckage has ever been found either.Did the sea finally claim her? Or is she still out there somewhere on her eerie odyssey? We may never know. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5100815/The-mystery-Arctic-ghost-ship-SS-Baychimo.html
Просмотров: 351 Fox News
Neolithic farmers were wiped out by ‘Beaker people’  - fox news
 
09:38
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
Просмотров: 957 Fox News
fox news -  Cyst on a Essex woman's groin 'attacked' her vagina
 
04:06
fox news - Cyst on a Essex woman's groin 'attacked' her vagina A mother-of-three nearly died after a cyst on her groin developed into a deadly flesh-eating bacteria that 'attacked' her vagina.Tammy Peel, 39, from Essex, was rushed to hospital in January where doctors discovered she was suffering from sepsis along with a fatal bacterial infection, known as necrotising fasciitis.Ms Peel underwent a four-hour operation that involved removing tissue from her labia, thigh and abdomen to prevent the infection spreading.Although recovered, she had to give up sex for three months while her vagina healed.She said: 'My vagina will never be the same again but I'm learning to accept to work with what I've got.Ms Peel, who developed the cyst as a result of her type 2 diabetes, is speaking out to raise awareness of the condition's life-threatening complications.At the beginning of the year, Ms Peel noticed an angry boil on her groin, which often occurs in people with diabetes.She developed diabetes after gaining a dangerous amount of weight when a chronic pain condition following her third child's birth left her inactive.Days after visiting a doctor and being prescribed antibiotics, the boil started leaking fluid and Ms Peel, who weighed 22 stone at her heaviest, was rushed to hospital.Doctors told Ms Peel, who lost her excess weight in recent years, that she was suffering from an abscess that required draining, however, they later discovered she had a rare but fatal necrotising fasciitis infection.'My vagina will never be the same'After surgery to remove the abscess, Ms Peel woke in agonising pain as doctors explained they removed tissue from her groin, leg and abdomen to prevent the infection spreading.She said: 'I was reeling. I felt as if what defined me as a woman had been completely taken away.'Ms Peel was bedbound for eight weeks and required frequent nurse visits to treat her wound.She said: 'I nearly died and feared that my husband and I might never be able to have sex again.By May, Ms Peel had healed enough to have sex again but said: 'My vagina will never be the same again but I'm learning to accept to work with what I've got.' Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5155355/Cyst-womans-groin-attacked-vagina.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 283 Fox News
fox news -  Now Ineos billionaire Jim Ratcliffe buys a safari park
 
02:53
fox news - Now Ineos billionaire Jim Ratcliffe buys a safari park Chemicals billionaire Jim Ratcliffe is splashing out on yet more wild investments.The Ineos founder, 65, has just bought a football team and leather jacket maker – and plans to start making cars.Ratcliffe is also teaming up with a safari company backed by Norway's sovereign wealth fund on a £7.5million safari project in Tanzania.Ratcliffe says the project with Asilia Africa, which includes three luxury lodges, will boost tourism, create jobs and discourage poaching.Ratcliffe, who has travelled widely in the area, said: 'The creation of a sustainable and ecologically friendly safari tourism business will both protect the wildlife and help the people of this amazing region.'It comes as his firm is battling to fix an oil pipe that carries about 40 per cent of North Sea oil and gas to the UK mainland.Oil prices reached two-year highs when the crack in the Forties Pipeline System was discovered last week. Ineos is better known for producing industrial chemicals and oil and wanting to start a fracking revolution in the UK.But earlier this year it announced plans to build a successor to the Land Rover Defender.Then it bought motorbike jacket maker Belstaff and Lausanne Football Club. The safari investment is from Ratcliffe's personal cash rather than the firm's. It is not clear how much he is investing. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-5199505/Now-Ineos-billionaire-Jim-Ratcliffe-buys-safari-park.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 348 Fox News
fox news -  Whole family to be frozen when they die to be brought back
 
07:32
fox news - Whole family to be frozen when they die to be brought back A father has signed his whole family up to be frozen when they die with the hope they can brought back to life in the future – at a cost of $140,000 (£104,800).Dennis Kowalski, his wife Maria and their three sons – Jacob, 19, Danny, 17, and James, 16 – all from Wisconsin, US, want to be preserved in a vat of liquid nitrogen when they pass away.Dennis, a paramedic and the president of Cryonics Institute, believes the process could give them all a 'second chance at life'.Cryonics preserves the human body at low temperatures after death in the hope it can be revived in the future.The process begins immediately after a person is declared legally dead and the body is cooled in an ice vat.They are then transported to the company headquarters of the Cryonics Institute  in Michigan where the person's blood is replaced with antifreeze solution and kept in a vapourised cooling chamber.For $28,000 (£20,960) the person is then transferred to a special storage container where they are kept with the hope they can be woken up in the future.The company already has 160 human bodies and around 100 pets frozen.The member owned, non-profit company hit the headlines last year when a 14-year-old British schoolgirl won the right to be frozen.The cancer victim, known only as JS, went to court last year in her final days to allow her body to be preserved at the facility in the hope she could resume life in the future after a leap forward in medical understanding.The process is unproven to work and extremely controversial. Many experts say there is no hope of being brought back to life.But Dennis, who lives in Wisconsin, believes those who take part have 'little to lose and virtually everything to gain'.The 49-year-old said: 'I heard about the process when I was a teenager. I thought it sounded really interesting.'Many years later I signed up. That was 20 years ago now. Now my wife and three teenage sons are also all signed up.'Of course my sons are young so not thinking about it too much. But things happen in life and you never know.'Now I am on the board of directors. We all understand that nothing is guaranteed.'But the future is unknown. Things that were impossible in the past are possible now.'We think of it as donating our bodies to science. If it works then we have helped science and advanced life.'Essentially, believers in cryonics say they are buying time until technology catches up and is able to fully repair and restore the human body.'We have decided to take action in the present for the chance at a renewed life in the future,' said Dennis. 'The process cost $28,000 –which is the same as it cost back in 1976.'We have 160 people frozen, around 100 pets and 1000 tissue samples. We have 2,000 people signed up with us for when they die – people all over the world.'Most people use their life insurance. We think of it as ambulance ride to the hospital of the future. I believe that that hospital will exist.'There are hundreds of companies that are already doing resea Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5190249/Whole-family-frozen-die-brought-back.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 73 Fox News
fox news -  How to stop your car key signal being hacked by criminals
 
07:09
fox news - How to stop your car key signal being hacked by criminals Where do you keep your car keys overnight? In a drawer? On a hook near the front door? Next to your bed?If the answer is any of the three above, you're one of 96 per cent of motorists that are vulnerable to car thieves using high-tech gadgets to steal vehicles in a matter of minutes.Car security firm Tracker said these sort of thefts accounted for 66 per cent of all stolen vehicles it investigated last year - and there's simple ways to stop it happening to you.The type of theft is called a 'relay attack', when two thieves work together to break into cars using electronic signal relay devices to infiltrate keyless entry systems.Recent CCTV footage released by West Midlands Police of a theft of a Mercedes-Benz confirmed just how easily criminals can use these gadgets to receive the car key signal from inside a victim's home, transferring that signal to a receiver near the vehicle.The car's system is tricked into thinking the key is there, allowing thieves to unlock it and drive away within minutes.While this might sound like a specialist method only used by gangs stealing high-end cars to order, an investigation by the Mail on Sunday earlier this year found that anyone can buy the relay devices on Amazon and eBay for £257.It even replicated a YouTube video that showcased how to use the gadget - called 'HackRF One' - to break into a top-of-the-range £105,000 Range Rover Vogue SE in two minutes, with the permission of the vehicle's owner.It means drivers are extremely vulnerable to the attacks - and almost every car owner is putting themselves at risk by leaving their keys somewhere that the devices can easily tap into the signal they produce.Tracker asked 200 motorists where they put their keys overnight, with a quarter saying they leave them in the hallway - well within easy reach of these relay devices that can pick-up a signal up to 30-metres away.The next most popular place drivers leave keys is on a dedicated hook or in a pot, which tends to be near the front door, followed by a drawer downstairs and in the bedroom - all within easy reach of relay gadgets.Andy Barrs, head of police liaison at Tracker, said there are some simple precautions people can take to stop criminals from being able to tap into keys, though they might take some ingenious thinking.He said: 'Whilst the relay devices can receive signals through walls, doors and windows, metal is its enemy, so putting keys in a metal tin or the microwave is a cost effective way to thwart the criminals.'Experts have also suggested you can keep your keys in the fridge to keep your car safe from being hacked.Andy adds: 'Alternatively, invest in a metallised signal blocking pouch, such as a Faraday wallet (£4.99 on Amazon), which is designed to shield electronic keys from relay attacks.'Barrs said car owners should also consider security solutions from the past as well as new tracking devices to keep their vehicles secure.'It's also worth remembering that vehicle security should be multi-layered Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-5151873/How-stop-car-key-signal-hacked-criminals.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 105 Fox News
BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: GlaxoSmithKline boss Emma Walmsley  - fox news
 
06:48
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
Просмотров: 226 Fox News
'Incredible hulk' comet could soon be visible from Earth  - fox news
 
01:12
'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
Просмотров: 473 Fox News
Humans reached North America 6,500 years EARLIER than thought  - fox news
 
01:38
Humans reached North America 6,500 years EARLIER than thought - fox news Researchers have found 150,000 stone tools (selection, pictured) that suggest humans arrived on the continent up to 20,000 years ago Share this article Share 18 shares The presence of Clovis technology at the site is well-documented. However, excavations below the deposits containing Clovis artefacts revealed the distinctly different older tools, called the Gault Assemblage (at the bottom)  Using optically stimulated luminescence age estimates, the researchers dated the Gault Assemblage to between 16,000 to 20,000 years ago. This suggests that Clovis technology spread across an already well-established, indigenous population  Researchers led by Thomas Williams from the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University excavated the Gault Site northwest of Austin Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5965751/Humans-reached-North-America-6-500-years-EARLIER-thought.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 48 Fox News
Massive 5,000 year old cemetery discovered in Kenya  - fox news
 
01:07
Massive 5,000 year old cemetery discovered in Kenya - fox news A massive 5,000 year old cemetery (pictured) built by Eastern Africa's earliest herders has been discovered in Kenya. View from the high volcanic ridge overlooking Lothagam North Pillar Site Share this article Share Men, women, and children of different ages, from infants to the elderly, were all buried in the same area. This image shows ornaments and other artefacts uncovered at the site WHAT DO THE FINDINGS AT THE LOTHAGAM NORTH PILLAR SITE IN MODERN DAY KENYA SUGGEST? Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6078817/Massive-5-000-year-old-cemetery-discovered-Kenya.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 245 Fox News
Facebook is DOWN  - fox news
 
03:14
Facebook is DOWN - fox news Facebook is down for thousands across the world causing disgruntled users to take to social media to vent their frustrations. The outage – which has now been going on for six hours –appears to be largely affecting users from Europe and the US  Share this article Share 4.1k shares It is impacting the Android version of the app following a recent update. Forty-seven per cent of users who have complained say they are experiencing a 'total blackout' while 30 per cent are having problems logging in to the app  Many users took to rival app Twitter in a bid to see if others were experiencing the same problem  Europe was hit the hardest, with a large volume of issues found throughout the continent. France, UK, Belgium and Italy are just some of the countries where residents were unable to access Facebook  The US was also hit by the outage, with most of the midwest and the eastern seaboard struggling to get on to the popular social media platform  Facebook has experienced a global outage, with reports coming in from Japan, India and Malaysia among others  South America also experienced technical difficulties, as people reported the app was not working in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Chile  The crash appeared to affect both Android and Apple devices, with the Pixel 2 one of the high-end devices unable to connect to Facebook  Many people were confused that the application refused to work, as no explanation has been provided to appease customers  Twitter users were trying to get the Facebook app working on their phone. many went as far as to uninstall the app from their device before downloading it again. It appears this method is ineffective  Disgruntled users pointed out that the 24/7 model of Facebook makes the outages uncommon and asked for a fix as soon as possible  People were reporting that as soon as the app was opened, it simply crashed and then closed. His would happen repeatedly  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5946623/Facebook-Social-media-uproar-users-worldwide-complain-app-keeps-crashing.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 15 Fox News
fox news -  Remote Greek island was once covered in complex monuments
 
08:40
fox news - Remote Greek island was once covered in complex monuments A remote Greek island known as the 'world's oldest maritime sanctuary' was once covered in complex monuments built using stone dug up six miles (10 km) away.Excavations around the island of Keros have revealed the technological prowess of the small group of Greeks who lived there 4,500 years ago.Researchers found the remains of massive terraced walls and giant gleaming structures on a tiny islet that was once attached to Keros.The structures were built using 1,000 tons of stone, turning the headland, which measures just 500 ft (150 m) across, into a single, giant monument.The researchers say the remains make the island one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the Aegean Sea during the Early Bronze Age.Until recently, the island of Keros, located in the Cyclades, south of Naxos, was known for ritual activities dating 4,500 years ago involving broken marble figurines.  Now new excavations show that the headland of Dhaskalio, which was once attached to Keros but is now a tiny islet because of sea level rise, was almost entirely covered by remarkable monuments. The headland was naturally shaped like a pyramid, and the skilled builders of Dhaskalio enhanced this shape by creating a series of massive terrace walls. These made it look more like a stepped pyramid. On the flat surfaces formed by the terraces, the builders used stone imported from Naxos to construct impressive, gleaming structures. The research team calculated that more than 1,000 tons of stone were imported, and that almost every possible space on the island was built on. This gave the impression of a single large monument jutting out of the sea. The complex is the largest known in the Cyclades at the time.Researchers at the University of Cambridge studied the settlement of Dhaskalio, an islet that was once part of a known prehistoric sanctuary at Keros.They say the archaeological remains show the remote region to be a more imposing and densely occupied series of structures than was previously believed.Until recently, the island of Keros, located in the Cyclades, south of the island of Naxos, was known for ritual activities dating 4,500 years ago involving broken marble figurines.The island has previously been listed by Cambridge researchers as the 'world's oldest maritime sanctuary'.Now new excavations show that the headland of Dhaskalio, which was once attached to Keros but is now a tiny islet because of sea level rise, was almost entirely covered by remarkable monuments.The constructions, which once sat close to the sanctuary at Keros, were built using stone brought painstakingly from Naxos, six miles (10 km) away.Study coauthor Professor Colin Renfrew suggested the islet, with its narrow causeway to the main island, 'may have become a focus because it formed the best natural harbour on Keros, and had an excellent view of the north, south and west Aegean'.The headland was naturally shaped like a pyramid, and the skilled builders of Dhaskalio enhanced this shape by creating a Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5280385/Remote-Greek-island-covered-complex-monuments.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 2672 Fox News
Headless skeleton could be one of US's first slave-owning politicians  - fox news
 
01:45
Headless skeleton could be one of US's first slave-owning politicians - fox news Archaeologists suspect the bones may be the body of Sir George Yeardley Share this article Share While it could be months before the bones are truly identified, archaeologists say they may have found the body of Virginia’s first governor. The team from Jamestown Rediscovery found the mostly-intact skeleton at the site of one of the first churches in the colony The skeleton was found by researchers from Jamestown Rediscovery. The video above shows a virtual tour of the 1608 Jamestown Church Chancel excavation site  The archaeologists have teamed up with the Skeletal Biology Program at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History for the effort Jamestown, Virginia was the first permanent English colony in the United States. The map above shows Virginia as illustrated by John Smith in 1612 WHO WAS JAMESTOWN'S SIR GEORGE YEARDLEY?  Sir George Yeardley was governor of the first permanent English colony in the US He died in 1627 around the age of 40. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5987519/Remains-Jamestown-belong-prominent-governor.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 19 Fox News
fox news -  As shares plunge 15%, pressure grows on British Gas boss
 
10:01
fox news - As shares plunge 15%, pressure grows on British Gas boss Centrica chief executive Iain Conn is facing mounting pressure to deliver progress on his strategy after the collapse in the British Gas owner’s share price last week.City sources said Conn must soon provide detailed evidence that the company has a credible plan to stem an exodus of customers.Investors also want assurance that he can reap more profits from the Connected Home business, which includes switching heating or other appliances on and off remotely or through voice activated systems.The shares dropped 15 per cent on Thursday, taking the fall since January to 41 per cent. The company is now worth less than at the time of its privatisation in the 1980s.One City stockbroker said: ‘We need to see some confirmation of progress by February with far more detail than it has provided so far. That’s going to be critical.‘Shareholders and the investment community will be scrutinising the strategy more carefully after this week and will expect to see more clarity on numbers. Given the share price performance and a massive downgrade of earnings there is now pressure.’More than 820,000 customers – or 6 per cent – defected from Centrica in just four months. The company said customers signing up to ‘collective-bargaining’ energy supply deals, where large numbers band together and haggle prices down to rock bottom, were partly responsible for the exodus.Centrica, which owns British Gas, the biggest of the six major energy companies, now has 13.1 million customers in the UK.In a damning report following the profit warning, Deutsche Bank analyst Martin Brough said last week’s revelation ‘raises existential questions’. The report said that investors – around 600,000 of whom are small shareholders – should brace themselves for a slashed dividend payout in 2019. That would follow the cut in 2015 that Conn made soon after his arrival.Brough said that the declining share price might even make the firm a ‘bid target’ even though many suitors will be put off by the turbulent political environment.Last month, the Prime Minister pledged to introduce legislation that would end ‘rip-off energy prices once and for all’ during a speech at the Conservative Party conference. It follows moves to cap bills for vulnerable customers.Deutsche Bank pointed out that Centrica’s current woes come even before the UK residential price cap has been imposed. It said it was concerned because technology is making it easier and cheaper for new companies to enter the energy market and challenge British Gas and the other large companies.It added that the new entrants are ‘disruptive’ and ‘unstoppable’ and that Centrica’s attempts to win over customers with its high-tech Connected Home gadgets will not do well enough to compensate.Centrica is using its Hive Home technology to promote high tech control systems that allow customers to turn on their heating before they get home, and alert them if their boiler breaks down or if a window is left open.It can also use Amazon Echo voice activation Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-5116897/As-shares-plunge-15-pressure-grows-British-Gas-boss.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 11 Fox News
Scientists find we are in a new geological age called the Meghalayan  - fox news
 
02:10
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
Просмотров: 455 Fox News
Google's DeepMind AI is now training machines using IQ tests  - fox news
 
02:31
Google's DeepMind AI is now training machines using IQ tests - fox news A new project is hoping to prove that AI systems are capable of abstract thought similar to humans. Experts are putting machine learning systems through their paces using IQ tests, which measure a number of reasoning skills Share this article Share 116 shares Researchers at Google's DeepMind project in London used puzzles are known as Raven's progressive matrices (pictured). Developed by John C Raven in 1936, the Matrices measure the participant's ability to make sense and meaning out of complex or confusing data. WHAT IS GOOGLE'S DEEPMIND AI PROJECT?  Artificial Intelligence can now dream an entire world based on a single photo. The intelligent system, developed as part of Google's DeepMind AI program, has taught itself to visualise any angle on a space in a static photograph  The intelligent machine is even able to move around its imagined space Dubbed Generative Query Network, the algorithm gives the machine a 'human-like imagination'. This allows the algorithm to generate three-dimensional impressions of spaces it has only ever seen in flat, two-dimensional images (pictured)  Schematic illustration of the Generative Query Network. A) The agent observes training scene from different viewpoints. B) The representation network, f, observations made from the viewpoints and inputs the end result in to the generation network, g, which creates the predicted views which allows for the 360° moving reconstruction  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5958365/Googles-DeepMind-AI-training-machines-using-IQ-tests-improve-abstract-thought.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 116 Fox News
IAG reports operating profit of €3.02bn on strong demand  - fox news
 
06:26
IAG reports operating profit of €3.02bn on strong demand - fox news British Airways owner-IAG increased profits by 19 per cent in 2017, driven by strong travel demand and low oil prices.IAG reported operating profit before exceptional items rose to €3.02billion last year, lower than a consensus forecast of €3.05bn.The Anglo-Spanish airline group, which also owns Iberia, Vueling and Ae Lingus, added that it expects to post higher profits in 2018, without giving further details.That is in contrast to analysts' forecasts of €2.7bn, according to Reuters data.It also pledged to return an extra €500million to shareholders this year in its second share buyback in two years, such is its confidence in its future performance.The company also lifted its full-year dividend by 15 per cent to 27 cents per share.IAG's airlines last year benefited from strong travel demand thanks to robust economies and low oil prices, and the company said it expected to continue to grow.'Our confidence in IAG's future remains undaunted and today we're announcing our intention to undertake a share buyback,' IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said in a statement today.With fuel prices set to climb this year, and investors worried about wage inflation, there is more pressure on airlines to show that they can keep costs down.IAG said that it expected to improve its unit costs excluding the price of fuel this year on a constant currency basis.Walsh added that the company would make a decision on plans to expand in Austria this summer.Last month IAG lost out on a bid for Austria-ba Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-5425957/IAG-reports-operating-profit-3-02bn-strong-demand.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Просмотров: 7 Fox News
fox news -  NASA image reveals a massive hole in the sun's atmosphere
 
06:27
fox news - NASA image reveals a massive hole in the sun's atmosphere NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has spotted a huge hole in the sun’s outer atmosphere, appearing as a dark shadow across the surface.While it might seem alarming, the phenomenon in this case is no cause for worry; according to NASA, this particular coronal hole was likely to blame for the breathtaking auroras seen earlier this month.SDO observed the huge hole from November 7-9, during which the opening sent high-speed solar wind streaming toward Earth.The sun and its atmosphere are made of plasma – a mix of positively and negatively charged particles which have separated at extremely high temperatures, that both carries and travels along magnetic field lines.Material from the corona streams out into space, filling the solar system with the solar wind.But scientists found that as the plasma travels further away from the sun, things change: The sun begins to lose magnetic control, forming the boundary that defines the outer corona – the very edge of the sun.If charged particles from solar winds hit Earth's magnectic field, this can cause problems for satellite and communication equipment.In the striking ultraviolet image, the hole is immediately clear – it stretches along the top and sides of the sun like a dark inkblot.‘Coronal holes are magnetically open areas on the Sun that allow high-speed solar wind to gush out into space,’ NASA explains.‘They always appear darker in extreme ultraviolet.'This one was likely the source of bright aurora that shimmered for numerous observers, with some reaching down even to Nebraska.’ While these holes can appear at any time and place on the sun, they’re more common around solar minimum, according to the NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center.And, scientists say solar minimum is approaching.During this time, certain types of activity such as sunspots and solar flares will drop – but, it’s also expected to bring the development of long-lived phenomena including coronal holes.According to NASA, solar minimum could also enhance the effects of space weather, potentially disrupting communications and navigation systems, and even causing space junk to ‘hang around.’ The sun follows roughly an 11-year cycle.While sunspots were relatively high back in 2014, they’re now heading toward a low point expected in 2019-2020, according to NASA.‘This is called solar minimum,’ said Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, earlier this year.The change, however, doesn’t mean that activity ceases altogether, the expert explains.Instead, different types of events tend to take hold.For instance, ‘during solar minimum we can see the development of long-lived coronal holes,’ Pesnell says.‘We see these holes throughout the solar cycle, but during solar minimum, they can last for a long time – six months or more.’ These are areas in the sun’s atmosphere where the magnetic field opens up, sending streams of solar particles into space.When the resulting solar wind hits Earth’s magnetic field, it can cause space Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5104763/NASA-image-reveals-massive-HOLE-sun-s-atmosphere.html
Просмотров: 16 Fox News