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It was found in the holy ark of a synagogue in En-Gedi, a town on the western shore of the Dead Sea that was destroyed by fire around AD600. A sacred biblical manuscript was recently discovered by scientists. After about five complete revolutions, you get to the right-hand side of the master view and you can see the center of the scroll. Seales and his colleagues are still working to virtually unwrap the outermost ayers of the En-Gedi scroll, although they are not optimistic since they are ...
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' New Rocket Outsizes SpaceX

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' New Rocket Outsizes SpaceX

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    In a newsletter from Blue Origin, Bezos unveiled an artist's concept of two- and three-stage versions of the New Glenn rocket . Powering the New Glenn will be seven BE-4s engines now under development by Blue Origin . Its diameter will be 23 feet and it will lift off with 3.85 million pounds of thrust, according to Blue Origin . But it wouldn't be as powerful as the Falcon Heavy , which is rated at 5.5 million pounds of thrust.
  • Tim Cook and James Corden's Carpool Karaoke: dissecting an awkward ride

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    Apple is also releasing new wireless earbuds, aka AirPods , for $159. Tech heads have been waiting for years for Apple to unveil their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - and the wait is officially over! Apple has unveiled its new iPhone 7, which has no traditional headphone jack as well as a dual camera on the Plus model.
  • SpaceX accident 'most difficult and complex' in its history

    SpaceX accident 'most difficult and complex' in its history

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    Data showed the "anomaly" started around the upper stage liquid oxygen tank, the company said. The Falcon 9 rocket blew up on September 1, destroying a Spacecom communications satellite which included a Facebook project created to expand internet access in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • SpaceX's Rocket Disaster Is Even Worse than Elon Musk Thought

    SpaceX's Rocket Disaster Is Even Worse than Elon Musk Thought

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    The rocket, which exploded on September 1, destroyed a satellite Facebook was planning to use to offer Internet access in parts of Africa. Particularly puzzling, according to Musk, is "the quieter bang" heard a few seconds before what he is calling a fireball, not an explosion.
  • Green Party's Stein to appear on Connecticut ballot

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    Nor was she sheepish in her plans to cut the military budget in half, cease weapons deals to Israel, make higher education free and transform the American economy to 100 percent clean energy by 2030. Human Rights Network, are an alternative to voting "for the lesser of two evils". Many of those Green Party candidates were in Detroit Saturday including Democrat and Bernie Sanders supporter turned Green Party candidate Benjamin Nofs.
  • LG announces the V20, the world's first Android Nougat dual screen phone

    LG announces the V20, the world's first Android Nougat dual screen phone

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    It also integrates with the main screen to display a "Signature Wallpaper", a nifty effect based on the first character of your character. The 8MP has a 135-degree lens and 16MP camera comes with 175 degree lens. The back cover is made of AL 6013 aluminum, while both the top and bottom of the V20 are covered in silicone polycarbonate. The first thing to note here is, V20 is the first device to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
  • Happy landings: 3 space station crew members back on Earth

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    Williams and his Russian crewmates, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka, touched down in the steppes of Kazakhstan just after sunrise (7:13 a.m. local time Wednesday, 6:13 p.m. "Station is looking lovely!" he said. Williams will have logged a total of 534 days in space when he returns to Earth this week. The Expedition 48 crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the ISS, NASA said.
  • Daimler's new business model for vans segment includes drones

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    Mercedes-Benz vans has a stake in Matternet, a US -based drone system developer, and is working with the company to combine van and drone logistics. While a human is dropping off something at your doorstep, the truck's two M2 drones can deliver packages up to 4 pounds within a six-mile radius, though the drones can fly as far as 12 miles, Matternet says.
  • Facebook Ecosystem Gets More Snapchat-y with Instant Video

    Facebook Ecosystem Gets More Snapchat-y with Instant Video

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    Sharing videos with your friends is the hottest thing in social media right now. When enabled, your video will float on top of the active text conversation, and your friend will be able to share a video response if they wish. Both Snapchat and Facebook Messenger support sending video notes as well if you don't need an immediate response. A recent study found teens preferred Snapchat over Facebook's Instagram, leading to Facebppl unveiling new Instagram features, such as Stories and ...
  • Ring Eclipse in Roodepoort

    Ring Eclipse in Roodepoort

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    Wednesday, astronomers predicted that many parts of Africa will experience the near-perfect alignment of the Earth, moon, and sun - an occurrence scientifically referred to as the "annular solar eclipse". The apogee moon is at the edge of its elliptical orbit - 405,504 km from Earth - making it appear smaller. Leading parks, where the annular solar eclipse could be viewed totally and partially, are Katavi, Ruaha, Kitulo, Mahale, Gombe, Udzungwa and Mikumi.
  • Facebook adds 'instant video' option to texts in Messenger

    Facebook adds 'instant video' option to texts in Messenger

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    While both parties are viewing the same Messenger conversation, you tap on the video icon in the top right corner to start sharing real-time video. " Instant Video is a reflection of the ubiquity of video". Facebook Messenger now has over 1 billion monthly active users and since it believes videos is the next growth driver, the instant video looks like an useful addition.