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The Victorian-Era Supercomputer And The Genius Who Created It

Kevin Kelly

4/18/08 6:30pm

The London Science Museum finally completed work on the Victorian era’s greatest supercomputer, the Difference Engine No. 2, 120 years after the death of inventor Charles Babbage. 717 more words

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Christians most persecuted group in the world as vicious attacks grow

By Perry Chiaramonte

Published April 14, 2017


April 10, 2017 Women pass by the Coptic church that was bombed on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt. ISIS has recently increased their attacks on Egypt’s Christian community.   916 more words

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Walking dead? Medieval villagers zombie-proofed their corpses

By Megan Gannon, Live Science Contributor

Published April 10, 2017

Here, knife-marks can been seen on the surfaces of two rib fragments. Cut-marks and chop-marks are the bones suggest the bodies had been mutilated after death.   804 more words

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Man who lived 700 years ago gets brand-new face

By Jenn Gidman

Published March 22, 2017

(Credit: Dr. Chris Rynn, University of Dundee)

Gizmodo calls his face “haunting,” but to UK researchers, seeing the mug of the man known as Context 958 is nothing short of astounding. 261 more words

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Tanks a bullion! Man finds gold bars buried in military vehicle

Published April 09, 2017

A tank fanatic got a new model in a £30,000 [$37,000] trade-in — and found more than £2million of gold bullion hidden in the fuel tank. 125 more words

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Here's how 'invisible armor' could defeat bullets and blades

By Allison Barrie

Published March 23, 2017


The NRL-developed transparent polymer armor consists of alternating layers of elastomeric polymer and a harder material substrate. Very small crystalline domains, which also provide rigidity, give the polymer its transparency. 868 more words

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Scientists discover world's most ancient fossils

Published March 01, 2017


Scientists claim to discover oldest fossils on Earth

Scientists have discovered tiny fossils that are thinner than a human hair and are an astounding 3.7 billion years old, making them the oldest known fossils on Earth, University College London announced on Wednesday. 322 more words

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