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<p>An open call to find the best potential routes for futuristic Hyperloop transport corridors has been narrowed down to 35 semi-finalists, including proposals from the UK, USA and India.</p> <p>Developer Hyperloop One fielded 2,600 registrants in five months ...
<p>From officially discovering gravitational waves to capturing images of the brain on LSD for the first time, we’ve learned a lot this year.</p><p>2016 was a pretty crazy year, full of unexpected twists and turns of events around the globe. The world of science ...
BBC NEWS   21 December 2016   United States   Americas  
<p>Scientists say they have identified a remarkable new feature in Earth&rsquo;s molten outer core.</p> <p>They describe it as a kind of "jet stream" - a fast-flowing river of liquid iron that is surging westwards under Alaska and Siberia.</p> <p>The moving ...
isamos.gr   21 December 2016   Greece   Europe  
<p>There was an architect, who managed, in the 6th century BC, to construct a tunnel some 1.036 meters long, beginning from two opposite sides, which met with no deviation at all! It is the Tunnel of Efpalinos.</p><p>In the 6th century BC the architect Efpalinos ...
Reuters   13 December 2016   United Arab Emirates   Middle East  
<p>Abu Dhabi has signed the United Arab Emirates' second hyperloop feasibility study to build a futuristic high-speed transport system connecting the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.</p> <p>Abu Dhabi's Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) and ...
National Geographic   09 December 2016   China   Asia  
<p>The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a report published today in the journal Current Biology.</p><p>While individual dinosaur-era feathers have been ...
ICE website (ice.org.uk)   07 December 2016   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>"<em>As an ICE Fellow whose career has taken him into the world of data, analytics and financial services, it seems that we are rapidly reaching a point &ndash; if we are not there already &ndash;where data and analytics in their many guises are now pervasive ...
BBC NEWS   24 November 2016   Egypt   Middle East and North Africa  
<p>Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed what they describe as a city that dates back more than 7,000 years, containing houses, tools, pottery and huge graves.</p> <p>It lies by the river Nile, close to the Temple of Seti the First in Abydos.</p> <p>Experts ...
BBC NEWS   08 November 2016   Patagonia   Americas  
<p>Life in the southern hemisphere appears to have recovered more quickly than expected from the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs.</p> <p>In North America, it took 9 million years for ecosystems to recover.</p> <p>However, in South America - further ...
The Independent   03 November 2016   Germany   Europe  
<p>Germany is set to introduce the world’s first zero-emission passenger train to be powered by hydrogen.</p><p>The Coradia iLint only emits excess steam into the atmosphere, and provides an alternative to the country’s 4,000 diesel trains.</p><p>Lower Saxony ...