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AncientPages.com – Archaeologists have a made a sensational find that could re-write our ancient history. A huge cuneiform archive consisting of 93 ancient clay tablets was unearthed on in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. What the tablets record remains a mystery for the time being, but once they are deciphered we can get a much…

via Sensational Find: Huge Cuneiform Archive Of Mysterious Ancient Clay Tablets Discovered In Iraq — Ancient Pages

AncientPages.com – The history of the number zero goes very far back in time, but no-one knows with certainty when and where people started to use the number. There is evidence of counting that stretches back five millennia in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Persia. The concept of zero, initially banned as heresy, was eventually allowed for the development…

via Is The World’s Oldest Zero Hidden In The Bakhshali Manuscript? — Ancient Pages

Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com – In modern times many people believe in the existence of ghosts and spirits. Our ancestors shared many of these beliefs and ancient cultures across the world had different concept of death and afterlife. During the Middle Ages, people were convinced one does not come to heaven or hell right away. The…

via Strange Encounter With A Dead Medieval Army In Normandy – Or Were They Visitors From A Parallel World? — Ancient Pages

AncientPages.com – Archaeologists from Egypt and Russia have discovered a wooden coffin with a mummy dating back to the Greco-Roman era. Image credit: Russian Institute for Oriental Studies The mummy was found wrapped in linen, wearing a blue and gold cartonnage mask. It is in good condition, but the coffin is in bad shape and there…

via Wooden Coffin With Greco-Roman Mummy Wearing Mask Depicting Sky God Discovered In Egypt — Ancient Pages

By Kevin McGuire With the exception of the players already documented for being out for the rest of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be in pretty great shape on the injury report as they head south to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is the only Eagles…

via Eagles Injury Report: WR Alshon Jeffery Is Questionable For Sunday Night Vs. Dallas — CBS Philly

In 1913 America was hijacked by the City of London Banksters. Now Ametrica is being hijacked a second time by Alien ETs.

via The Second Hijacking of America – Veterans Today — Veterans Today

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Snow and ice are causing difficult driving conditions in the high country, which has the Colorado Department of Transportation closing some portions of Interstate 70.(credit: CBS) Westbound lanes of I-70 were closed at Empire Junction at 5 p.m. on Friday. Drivers were urged to expect an extended closure. CLOSED- WB- I-70…

via Snow, Ice Cause I-70 Closures — CBS Denver

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Is another shopping mall necessary in Bergen County, New Jersey? As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, what’s being called the biggest development project in decades is in the works in Ridgefield Park. Live, work, play – that’s the pitch for the $1 billion multi-use retail project located off Route 46 near…

via Some Question Need For $1 Billion Multi-Use Development In Bergen County — CBS New York

Make a wish! Sky-gazers are in for a special treat on the evening of Nov. 17, since the Leonid meteor shower will be taking place until dawn! You can expect to see 15 to 20 shooting stars an hour, so don’t miss any of the action by watching via live stream!

via Leonid Meteor Shower Live Stream: Watch Shooting Stars During Annual Celestial Event — Hollywood Life

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elements shot for sport.…

via President Trump Says Ban on Elephant Remains Will Stay For Now — TIME

The events in Star Wars happened a long time ago, which might explain why we haven’t been paying attention for any signs of the galaxy far, far away in our own corner of the universe. But that’s no excuse for why it took so long for someone to notice there’s a crater on the dwarf…

via There’s a Crater on Ceres That Looks Exactly Like STAR WARS’ BB-8 — Nerdist

Calgary Herald, Nov 4, 2017: I wasn’t sure what to do when I realized the guy at the party wasn’t joking around. As he got into the details of the conspiracy theory explaining how Lady Gaga killed Lou Reed, I stopped laughing and started backing away, nodding as I went. You can bump into conspiracy […]

via Conspiring against conspiracy theories — Jennifer Allford

Bruce Blair, an ex-nuclear-missile-launch officer, says Trump’s order would go straight to the launch crews, so even if the generals refused, the nukes would fly.

via FFWN: Can Trump really launch a nuclear holocaust in five minutes – even if generals refuse the order? – Veterans Today — Veterans Today

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Mophie to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a USB-C Powerstation XXL that’s equipped with both USB-C and USB-A, so it can be used with a wide range of devices. The USB-C XXL, priced at $149.95, features a 19,500 mAh battery, which Mophie says is enough…

via MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Powerstation USB-C XXL From Mophie — MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories

It’s official. GoPro cameras deserve the moniker, Hero. They’ve been eaten by crocodiles, gone out on spacewalks, and been submerged in lava, and they’ve consistently come back with their precious POV footage intact. For its latest trick, the camera that’s had more near-death experiences than Richard Branson on holiday suited up in radiation shielding and went…

via GoPro Shows What It’s Like to Put Your Head in a Particle Accelerator — Nerdist

Saying the technology more closely resembles a “spying device” than a toy, Germany regulators have banned the sale of smartwatches designed for kids, urging the parents who were dumb enough to buy them in the first place to destroy them.Read more…

via German Regulators Ban Smartwatches for Kids, Urge Parents to Destroy Them  — Gizmodo

NASA The US Navy and NASA have joined the search for an Argentine Armada (navy) diesel-electric attack submarine—the ARA San Juan (S-42)—and its crew of 44 sailors missing in the Southern Argentine Sea. The last contact with the TR-1700 class sub, built in 1983 by the German shipbuilder Thyssen Nordseewerke, was on November 15. NASA has…

via Argentine Navy diesel sub disappears, NASA plane joins in search — Ars Technica

In the year 2030, a powerful radio transmission originating from Earth will arrive at a potentially habitable exoplanet located approximately 12.4 light years away. Should any alien intelligence be there to receive it, they’re in for quite a treat: This binary stream of data contains short musical clips from some of…Read more…

via Was It a Good Idea to Beam Our Best Techno to an Alien World? — Gizmodo

As Leslie Kendall Dye suggests, pain is indeed inherited, but treating it as an affliction need not be handed down from generation to generation.

via The Problem of Pain — Discover

Here are the top 10 tips/tricks/cheats you need to know for Ancient Frontier. 1. The Tutorial is Like a Cookbook: Pick and Choose Fair Weather Studios, LLC • If you are already familiar with turn-based strategy, you can skip the tutorial and jump into the game. The tutorial covers every mechanic in the game, and…

via Ancient Frontier: Top 10 Tips & Tricks You Need to Know — Heavy.com

http://ift.tt/2AIRcp5 Tesla Inc. is finally ready to introduce its first all-electric heavy-duty truck. In the works for two years, it’s a project that’s aimed squarely at cleaning up the freight industry, which accounts for one-fifth of global oil demand. Tesla will be showing off its Semi at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California on Thursday at 8 p.m. on […]

via Here Are Eight Things to Watch For in Tesla’s Big Rig Reveal — Self-driving cars

By Chris Spears DENVER (CBS4) – An unusual weather record was set high in the sky early Friday. The National Weather Service launches weather balloons from Boulder daily to help forecast weather across the country. (credit: CBS) A weather balloon released from Grand Junction measured a 134 knot (154 mph wind) wind at nearly 30,000…

via Record 154 MPH Wind Found Screaming High Over Western Colorado — CBS Denver

Here’s your task. Build a tiny sensor that detects a signature of infrared (IR) wavelengths characteristic of a hot tailpipe, a wood fire, or perhaps even a human being. Design the sensor so that it can remain dormant and unattended but always alert, even for years, without drawing on battery power. And build the sensor…

via 2017/09/11 Dormant, Yet Always-Alert Sensor Awakes Only in the Presence of a Signal of Interest — DARPA News RSS

The current wave of artificial intelligence, driven by machine learning (ML) techniques, is all the rage, and for good reason. With sufficient training on digitized writing, spoken words, images, video streams, and other digital content, ML has become the basis of voice recognition, self-driving cars, and other previously only-imagined capabilities.

via 2017/08/11 The Radio Frequency Spectrum + Machine Learning = A New Wave in Radio Technology — DARPA News RSS

We’re proud to partner with Hiring Our Heroes in support of its Corporate Fellowship Program and salute all of the participating companies for their commitment to connect veterans to meaningful careers.

via Lockheed Martin Supports Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program — LockheedMartinVideos

Parkour! That’s what we should all be devoting our combined robotics expertise towards. There’s no nobler human pursuit, so of course we should create a robot that can master the so-called ‘sport of kings.’ And yes, that is the true sport of kings. Boston Dynamics has shown off its new version of SpotMini, a robot…

via Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is a parkour master — TechCrunch

While watching live video feeds of SpaceX launch videos, there are two parts that people are often on the lookout for. One is the moment when the rocket lands back on Earth, and the other is the moment when the payload successfully separates in space. For a launch scheduled later today, at 8 PM EST…

via SpaceX Will Launch the “Zuma” Spacecraft Today — Futurism

The Federal Communications Commission will drive a stake through its own net neutrality rules roughly this time next month, if Chairman Ajit Pai gets his way. Sources at Bloomberg and Reuters say the FCC’s head honcho will showcase plans next week for a vote to repeal a 2015 order regulating web traffic throttling. If Pai…

via FCC reportedly planning vote that could kill net neutrality next month — TechCrunch

Apple has released a brand new ad for the iPad Pro. It features a young girl and a rose gold iPad Pro running iOS 11. And Apple’s pitch is quite clear here — the iPad is the future of computers. The company even thinks there will be a time when a young person doesn’t know…

via Apple’s new ad shows how iPads are going to replace laptops — TechCrunch

By Igor Bukker Ufologists seem to suffer from autumn exacerbation of activity. The number of reports about “aliens living among us” has increased recently. Surprisingly, such statements are made in the context of the crisis in the US-Russian relationship. Conspiracy theorists believe that US and Russian presidents are aware of contacts with extraterrestrial civilisations, but they…

via Aliens invade US-Russian relationship – Veterans Today — Veterans Today

Read more… More about Amazon, Security Flaw, Amazon Key, Tech, and Cybersecurity

via Amazon Key has a flaw that could let hackers knock out the security camera — Mashable

As personal goal that many interpreted as a trial balloon for a presidential campaign, Mark Zuckerberg has spent the last year traveling to all 50 states. He’s done now, and he’s posting about it.Read more…

via What Mark Learned — Gizmodo

Denise Young Smith, Apple’s current vice president of diversity and inclusion, plans to leave Apple at the end of this year, reports TechCrunch. Smith was promoted to her position in May of 2017, and prior to that, she was in human resources. Smith, who has been with Apple for more than 20 years, reports directly…

via Apple VP of Diversity and Inclusion Denise Young Smith Leaving the Company — MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories

The sun provides energy to the planet. This energy helps in maintaining the life of people, animals and plants and if it disappears, there is nothing good that will come out of it. Things that will happen if … Read More → The post What If the Sun Disappeared? appeared first on UFO…

via What If the Sun Disappeared? — UFO International Project

YouTube is continuing to roll out YouTube TV apps, and it just reached an incredibly important platform: Samsung’s smart TVs, which now have an app for accessing YouTube’s over-the-top TV service. Given that Samsung is the world’s top-selling TV company, that’s a big audience that suddenly just got access to YouTube TV. The new app…

via YouTube TV is now available on recent Samsung smart TVs — The Verge – All Posts

Publishers have a lot of mixed feeling about AMP (accelerated mobile pages), but it’s pretty safe to day that consumers enjoy web pages that load faster and are less cluttered. What’s less safe to say is that the experience on AMP-optimized pages is always better content-wise. One of the thing AMP sucks at is grabbing readers…

via Google announces AMP update that will discourage ‘teaser pages’ — TechCrunch

Congrats are in order! Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s daughter, Simone Garcia Johnson was excitingly named the 2018 Golden Globes Ambassador. Find out more about her prestigious honor here!

via Dwayne Johnson’s Daughter Named As 2018’s Golden Globes Ambassador — Hollywood Life

Angelina Jolie has always been a strong voice for women’s rights, and she took on the topic of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood in a powerful new speech. We’ve got what she had to say at a U.N. conference.

via Angelina Jolie Addresses Sexual Assault In Hollywood: ‘This Behavior Is Unacceptable’ — Hollywood Life

November 16 is National Fast Food Day, and we did some sleuthing to find the deals you need on all your fast food favorites. While many deals aren’t for the holiday specifically, there are still deals to be had. There aren’t any concrete facts on when National Fast Food day became a “holiday,” but fast…

via National Fast Food Day 2017: Where to Find Deals — Heavy.com

After the Food and Drug Administration told doctors to quit prescribing codeine to children after tonsillectomies because it could be deadly, some doctors kept on prescribing.(Image credit: Timsa/Getty Images)

via Getting Doctors To Stop Prescribing Codeine To Kids Has Taken Years — News : NPR

On this 16th day in November 1945, in a move that stirs up some controversy, the United States ships 88 German scientists to America to assist the nation in its production of rocket technology.

via 1945: On this Day in History, German scientists brought to United States to work on rocket technology – Veterans Today — Veterans Today

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is in full swing, and everything from smart assistants to smart mirrors are starting to pop up and carve out their own little networked niches in our hearts and homes. But until now, the vast majority of those items haven’t floated, or looked like something that really just wants…

via Levitating Home Camera/Smart Hub Charges Wirelessly, Watches Everything — Nerdist

This week, the Justice League movie will finally hit theaters and give fans the ultimate team up of DC’s greatest heroes. To say that there’s a lot riding on this film would be an understatement. After some early stumbles (except for Wonder Woman) with the DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros. badly needs Justice League to knock one out…

via How Will JUSTICE LEAGUE’s Reception Shape the Future of the DCEU? — Nerdist

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Thor: Ragnarok has proven to be a resilient box office hit, but Marvel’s Lord God of Thunder didn’t make it out of the film fully intact. Among other losses, Thor’s beloved hammer, Mjölnir, was shattered in a scene that’s included in nearly every trailer for the film. But is this truly the end for Thor’s iconic…

via Thor’s Hammer Has Been Reborn as a Set of Tools — Nerdist

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for ugly yet somehow still desirable sweaters, gloriously geeky gifts for friends and loved ones, and of course, a tsunami of hokey retail advertisements that will break upon the fortress of our wallets like water on rock. But the advertisement below made for John Lewis,…

via A Boy and a Sweet Monster Become Pals in This Christmas Ad — Nerdist

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Warning: The following article contains major Stranger Things 2 spoilers. If you haven’t finished the season, you may want to make like you just stumbled into the Hawkins National Laboratory at night and run away now. In the third episode of Stranger Things 2, “The Pollywog,” we see Dustin pluck Yertle the Turtle from his…

via Hellbender Salamander is the Closest Thing We Have to STRANGER THINGS’ Dart — Nerdist

We are all well aware of how our planet has changed over the years. Since 1997, NASA has recorded it.

via Space Oddities – 11.15.2017: NASA and Our Living Planet — © Written In Geek

I’ve always been comfortable in my own company, but I’ve often thought how terrible being afraid to be alone must be.

via The One That I Want — Living Gratefully

For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA inside of a patient’s body, in an attempt to cure a genetic disorder by permanently changing the human genome. The news, reported Wednesday by the Associated Press, represents a major landmark in science. Read more…

via In a Major First, Scientists Edit DNA Within the Human Body — Gizmodo

Taiwanese dancer Huang Yi also happens to be a talented engineer and inventor. The two disciplines don’t seem like they’d naturally go together, but Yi recently gave a TED Talk performance where he danced alongside a perfectly choreographed Kuka robotic arm that he programmed himself.Read more…

via Watch This Dancer Perform a Flawlessly Choreographed Routine With a Giant Robotic Arm — Gizmodo

Earlier this week, a man with “Game Dev @EA” in his Twitter profile wrote that he had received death threats from angry Star Wars Battlefront II fans. His story was covered by news outlets like USA Today, the BBC, and Yahoo. Vice wrote an editorial about it, CNBC ran a headline about it, and the…

via The Curious Case Of The ‘EA Game Dev’ Who Said He Received Death Threats — Gizmodo

In what is probably the saddest piece of The Last Jedi news we’ll actually get before the movie drops, ladies and gentlemen, I regret to inform you: Rey, the new hero of the Star Wars saga, has no time for porgs.Read more…

via Daisy Ridley Loves Porgs… Rey, Not So Much — Gizmodo

So what did you think of President Trump’s lengthy Asian trip this month? Some critics found it to be tremendously successful. (To be fair, Trump was the critic in that instance.) Others offered up critiques of a less favorable sort, particularly for not calling out certain foreign leaders on their shoddy human rights records. But…

via Kim Jong-un’s assessment of Trump’s Asian trip was… less than glowing — Hot Air

One of the biggest draws to playing Star Wars Battlefront 2 is the ability to step into the shoes of the series’ iconic heroes and villains. Spanning across the entire film franchises history, players are able to take the reigns of characters from the prequel, original, and new trilogy. However, in order to play these characters…

via Star Wars Battlefront 2: How to Unlock Every Multiplayer Hero — Heavy.com

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday. The painting, called “Salvator Mundi,” Italian for “Savior of the World,” is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one…

via Christ Painting By Leonardo Da Vinci Sells For Record $450 Million At Manhattan Auction — CBS New York

Amazon is shelving plans to introduce a pay-TV bundle over concerns it can’t reliably turn a profit with the service, according to a report today from Reuters. The service was to be part of Amazon Channels, the company’s current cable subscription offering that lets users subscribe to HBO, Showtime, and Amazon’s new anime streaming service,…

via Amazon reportedly ditching plans to offer a cable TV bundle because it’s still too expensive — The Verge – All Posts

Demand for Netflix is more than pirate alternatives, says Google With over 104 million subscribers around the world, Netflix, an online video streaming company, in the last couple of years has managed to gain a foothold in the video industry by giving tough competition to pirate websites. A new recent study from Google shows that…

via Google: Netflix Searches Greater Than Those For Pirate Alternatives — TechWorm

Hacker Takes Over North Korean Radio Station, Broadcasts ‘The Final Countdown’ The listeners of the North Korean short-wave radio station, 6400kHz got hacked to play the 1986 hit song “The Final Countdown” by the 80’s Swedish rock band legends Europe on repeat after it was allegedly hijacked by an unknown hacker. “The Jester,” a vigilante…

via Hacked North Korean Radio Station Plays “The Final Countdown” — TechWorm

Antivirus software flaw helps spread malware into your system In today’s computer-dependent society, hackers are a constant threat for all Internet users. Hence, we implement stronger measures such as installing an antivirus program to protect our computers from hackers, malicious software, malware, etc. But what will you do if the vulnerability in your antivirus allows…

via Vulnerability in antivirus quarantine allows attacker to release malware — TechWorm

Meet Firefox Quantum that has improved speed and lower RAM usage compared to Chrome In the month of September, we had reported how Mozilla has decided to take on Google’s Chrome with its latest version of web browser known as “Firefox Quantum” that would be available to all Firefox users beginning November 14. Finally launched…

via Mozilla takes on Google Chrome by launching faster new Firefox Quantum browser — TechWorm

Sprint and Hulu today announced a partnership that will bundle the Limited Commercials tier of the streaming TV service into Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom cellular plan. This means that new and existing Sprint customers who sign up for Unlimited Freedom beginning Friday, November 17 will be able to watch Hulu with Limited Commercials at no extra…

via Sprint Announces Unlimited Freedom Customers Will Get Free Access to Hulu Starting This Friday — MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories

Marco Arment, a developer best known for co-founding Tumblr and creating apps Instapaper and Overcast, believes the 2012 to 2015 era 15-inch MacBook Pro is “the best laptop that has ever existed.” 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro “Introduced in 2012, less than a year after Steve Jobs died, I see it as the peak of Jobs’…

via Marco Arment Argues the 2012—2015 MacBook Pro is ‘Best Laptop That Has Ever Existed’ — MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories

AT&T appears to be experiencing some kind of outage, and many AT&T customers across the United States are unable to make and answer phone calls. There are numerous reports of issues on Twitter, and MacRumors has also been unable to place calls on an iPhone associated with AT&T. The problem appears to have begun at…

via AT&T’s Network Down for Some Users, iPhone Owners Unable to Make Calls [Updated] — MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories

Lifx today introduced a new HomeKit-enabled Lifx Z Starter Kit that includes two 3.3-foot light strips and a power pack for $89.99. The new Lifx Z setup is similar to the previous version, but it adds HomeKit support. The light strips offer 1400 lumens per two meters and can be set to 16 million colors.…

via Lifx Adds HomeKit Support to Lifx Z Light Strips — MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories

Enlarge (credit: Junglecat) The parents of a 39-year-old who died in a Christmas Eve confrontation with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2014 was awarded $5.5 million by a federal jury on Monday, KPCC radio reports. KPCC reports that LAPD officers “hit the man with their batons and fists, pepper sprayed and restrained him.” An…

via Family of man who dies after Taser incident gets $5.5 million verdict — Ars Technica

Arrivo A Hyperloop-related startup called Arrivo is building a $15 million test center and test track in the Denver Metro area, with the blessing of the Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT). The deal will be the second Hyperloop-related project for Colorado, after startup Hyperloop One and engineering firm Aecom announced in September that they would…

via Deep breath: Hyperloop-related Arrivo chooses Denver, but tickets to ride far off — Ars Technica

Enlarge / Artist’s impression of the planet Ross 128 b. (credit: ESO) Astronomers have discovered a planet 35 percent more massive than Earth in orbit around a red dwarf star just 11 light years from the Sun. The planet, Ross 128 b, likely exists at the edge of the small, relatively faint star’s habitable zone…

via Astronomers find an Earth-size world just 11 light years away — Ars Technica

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Andrew Brookes) The broadband industry is stepping up its attack on states that dare to impose privacy or net neutrality rules on Internet service providers. Mobile industry lobby group CTIA urged the Federal Communications Commission to preempt state laws on privacy and net neutrality in a recent meeting and filing.…

via Pressure grows on FCC to kill state consumer protection laws — Ars Technica

Enlarge (credit: Norwich University) In a world where accusations of “fake news” are thrown around essentially at random, critical thinking would seem to be a must. But this is also a world where the Moon landings are viewed as a conspiracy and people voice serious doubts about the Earth’s roundness. Critical thinking appears to be…

via To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated — Ars Technica

Enlarge / A Google Fiber installation box in Kansas City, Kansas. (credit: Julie Denesha/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Google Fiber’s gigabit Internet service has consistently been priced at $70 a month since it launched in 2012, but it’s now available for just $55 in the ISP’s latest city. Google Fiber in San Antonio, Texas comes in…

via Google Fiber now sells $55-per-month gigabit Internet (in one city) — Ars Technica

Enlarge / We’ll keep the cloud on for you. (credit: Lunera) The Internet of Things is a powerful concept, especially in the industrial world—but it’s also full of potential security disasters and hidden computing and networking costs. But what if all you had to do to create a secure network of distributed Linux systems—complete with…

via Lunera turns lights into an “ambient cloud” of distributed Linux servers — Ars Technica

Photo by Michelangelo Carrieri.The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials—but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this not-quite-top-secret knowledge.What Classified Information IsGenerally speaking, classified information is knowledge or material that a government decides is…

via What “Classified Information” Means, and What Happens If You Divulge It  — Lifehacker

Cost of a Mirena IUD (other brands are similarly priced). Data from health insurance claims collected by Amino.We’ve been living high on the hog these last few years: getting mammograms and colonoscopies whenever we need them, vaccinating ourselves against cancer-causing viruses for free, preventing unwanted babies from showing up in our wombs without having to…

via Get Ready for $1,000 IUDs and $1,600 Colonoscopies Under Trumpcare — Lifehacker

Even if your car isn’t competitive, you should whip your ride around an autocross course at least once. Test its limits in a safe, open lot! Anyone can show up in a Miata or an S2000, but unlikely autocross cars are often the most fun to watch, as this 1978 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 demonstrates in…

via A 1978 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 Autocrossing Is Both Glacial And Palatial — Black Flag

The racing world’s young hotness of a series Formula E may leave Britain if Britain goes ahead with Brexit without a deal on taxes and employment, CEO Alejandro Agag told Reuters. As a global series employing many non-Brits and sponsored by many European companies, Agag says they may have to move to the European Union…Read…

via Formula E May Leave Britain If Brexit Taxes All Their Sponsorship Cash Too Much — Black Flag

Lockheed Martin and Georgia Tech have signed a master research agreement. This agreement will facilitate cyber research and the advancement of cybersecurity techniques.

via The Next Generation of Cyber — LockheedMartinVideos

On its next flight, Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), NASA’s Orion will come screaming into the atmosphere from the Moon at a whopping 24,700 mph. The aeroshell – composed of critical heatshield and back shell components – protects the capsule from harm during extreme conditions of re-entry. Then, a series of 11 parachutes deploy 24,000 ft. above…

via Orion Forward Bay Cover Timelapse — LockheedMartinVideos

Take a tour of the future USS Little Rock’s flight deck, bridge, hangar, missile launcher, helicopter control tower and more.

via Virtual Tour: Littoral Combat Ship 9 — LockheedMartinVideos

On Nov. 10, 2017, Norwegian government, military and industry leaders celebrated the arrival of Norway’s first three F-35A Lighting II aircraft in a ceremony at Ørland Air Base. The F-35 provides a transformational solution for Norway’s sovereign defense and will serve as a critical element of the Royal Norwegian Air Force for decades to come.

via F-35 Official Arrival at Ørland Air Base — LockheedMartinVideos

Lockheed Martin and its heritage companies have built a storied 75-year history at Fort Worth’s Air Force Plant 4. Through employee commitment, innovation, a spirit of reinvention, and a sustained focus on serving our Armed Forces, success has endured since 1942 and will continue for decades to come. http://lmt.co/2zE88Ad

via 75 Years: Air Force Plant 4’s Enduring Legacy — LockheedMartinVideos

DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program focuses on a challenge of increasing concern to the U.S. military: countering the proliferation of small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs). These systems-which include fixed- or rotary-wing aircraft and have numerous advantages such as portability, low cost, commercial availability, and easy upgradeability-pose a fast-evolving array of dangers for U.S. ground…

via 2017/08/21 Mobile Force Protection Aims to Thwart Adversaries’ Small Unmanned Aircraft — DARPA News RSS

To perpetuate the pace of innovation and progress in microelectronics technology over the past half-century, it will take an enormous village rife with innovators. This week, about 100 of those innovators throughout the broader technology ecosystem, including participants from the military, commercial, and academic sectors, gathered at DARPA headquarters at the kickoff meeting for the…

via 2017/08/25 DARPA’s Drive to Keep the Microelectronics Revolution at Full Speed Builds Its Own Momentum — DARPA News RSS

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air system (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program seeks to develop an integrated system capable of defeating self-guided sUAS (i.e., those that do not rely on a radio or GPS receiver…

via 2017/09/22 Wanted: Novel Approaches for Detecting and Stopping Small Unmanned Air Systems — DARPA News RSS

DARPA’s Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) program recently completed flight tests, successfully demonstrating a new sensor that can capture real-time video through clouds.

via 2017/09/28 New Radar Sensor Provides Clear Vision in Any Weather — DARPA News RSS

The rapid pace of new commercial satellite constellation launches has led to a significant increase in the amount and availability of geospatial imagery. Unfortunately, no straightforward way currently exists for analysts to access and analyze all of that imagery. The current ad hoc, time-intensive approach requires gathering and curating data from a large number of…

via 2017/10/11 Harnessing Commercially Available Geospatial Imagery for Defense Analysis — DARPA News RSS

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of 250 robots or more to accomplish diverse missions in complex urban environments. By leveraging and combining emerging technologies in swarm autonomy and human-swarm teaming, the program seeks to enable…

via 2017/10/12 OFFSET “Sprinters” Encouraged to Share Innovative Ideas for Swarm Systems — DARPA News RSS

A unique class of engineered light-manipulating materials, known as metamaterials or structured materials, makes use of patterns of strongly interacting wavelength or sub-wavelength-sized elements. Because of these intricate internal and surface structures, new properties have emerged, some exhibiting behavior that has resulted in rewriting long-understood “laws” for how light and other electromagnetic (EM) waves interact…

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A. Sutherland – AncientPages.com – Sacred number “four” is considered to be a perfect number with a deep and worldwide symbolic meaning that goes back to the dawn of humanity. It is associated with soil, equality, common sense and trust; it symbolizes stability, calm, order, hard work and solid foundations. It is also sacred to many…

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AncientPages.com – The National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C will open a 3D virtual tour of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of Jesus’ tomb on November 15. The exhibit will most likely draw tourists from around the country, but it’s also exciting news for those who cannot visit the place due to distance, disability or cost.…

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AncientPages.com – These unusual 2,500-year-old face urns represent one of the most fascinating categories of prehistoric artifacts unearthed in Poland. They were discovered in Pomerania, a region on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea in Central Europe, split between Germany and Poland. “But urns tell us how they were used, we do not have to guess…” Image…

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AncientPages.com – The oldest known human-like footprints recently preserved in Trachilos, Crete are nearly 6 million years old and represent one of the recent and most fascinating discoveries in paleontology. Fossil footprints that challenge established theories of human evolution and are approximately 5.7 million years, were made at a time when previous research puts our ancestors in Africa –…

via Oldest Known Fossil Footprints Discovered On Crete By Polish Researcher Challenge Established Theories Of Human Evolution — Ancient Pages

Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com – Beneath our feet there can still be many secret underground worlds we know nothing about. Ancient myths and legends tell stories of remarkable underground cities and temples where mysterious beings once lived. Some ancient subterranean tunnels and cities have been discovered by archaeologists. Nevertheless, there are many reasons to think a…

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AncientPages.com – Analysis of a 2,000-year-old papyri fragments reveals ancient Egyptians were familiar with advanced ink technology. Using X-ray microscopy have demonstrated that black ink used by Egyptian scribes also contained copper – an element previously not identified in ancient ink. It has been known that copper was used by several ancient civilizations for a number…

via Ancient Egyptians Were Familiar With Advanced Ink Technology 2,000 Years Ago – Copper Papyri Reveals — Ancient Pages

Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com – The lives of many saints are often shrouded in mystery. St. Christopher who died as a martyr is one of the most venerated Christians saints. Yet, there is a lot we don’t know about the man who died as a martyr. The truth is that we don’t even know if he…

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AncientPages.com – It’s a great discovery that is of major interest for those who are passionate about ancient history and archaeology. Scientists report 4,000-year-old Assyrian clay tablets reveal locations of 11 lost ancient cities! More than 23,000 cuneiform texts, inscribed in clay by ancient Assyrian merchants have been unearthed in the ancient city of Kanesh in…

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AncientPages.com – Born in modern Nepal, Prince Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha or the “awakened one”, was the founder of Buddhism. It is believed he lived around 566-486 B.C. According to myth, when Buddha died his remains were divided up among his disciples. Now, archaeologists say they have unearthed a 1,000-year box that many contain…

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Date of sighting: November 9, 2017Location of sighting: Mars, Sol 1356URL: http://areo.info/mer/spirit/1356/2P246743628ESFAVQWP2124L5M1_L4L5L5L5L6.jpgSo, the NASA camera takes a close up of an object on the rover and in the background they catch, yeah, you guessed it, three signs of life. Two of these signs are proof of intelligent life, enough to sculpt the faces of their culture…

via Three Signs of Alien Life On Mars In Rover Close Up Photo! Nov 2017, UFO Sighting News. — UFO SIGHTINGS DAILY

Date of discovery: Nov10, 2017Location of discovery: Mars, sol 1377URL: http://areo.info/mer/spirit/1377/tn/2P248609483EFFAWH6P2424L5M1_L2L5L5L7L7.jpg.htmlthese hieroglyphics were in a Spirit rover photo. This particular one shows a rock-like structure (yes said right) that contains writing or pictures intended to communicate a message to others. Kind of extraordinary and defiantly not the first time I reported this, but it certainly looks a lot like…

via Alien hieroglyphics found on Mars surface near NASA rover, Nov 2017, UFO Sighting News. — UFO SIGHTINGS DAILY

Date of video: July 8, 2016Location of sighting: Space stationThis video was taken back in 2016, but take a close look at the door and you will see that this hatch on the space station is made of a flimsy plastic or tent-like material. The door is not air tight, nor is it a real hatch. The…

via Floppy door on space station can’t keep air inside! Live NASA cam, UFO Sighting News. — UFO SIGHTINGS DAILY