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Month: October 2017

A letter from the Titanic

A letter that went down with the Titanic is going up for auction. It was written by first-classed passenger Alexander Oscar Holverson who wrote to his mother, giving her his impressions of the gigantic, palatial, ship. The letter is dated one day before the ship hit the iceberg. Holverson was a successful American business man and he traveled with his wife. The couple boarded the …

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Week in Review – Airplane Plunge, Harvey Weinstein Scandal and Travel Ban

Airplane plunges down 7,315m While on the way from Australia to the island Bali a jetliner rapidly descended 24,000 (7,315m) feet only 25 after take-off. The aircraft had lost cabin air pressure. Oxygen masks came falling down and an emergency was announced. The airline staff was screaming in panic and ran through the aisle, shouting for everyone to get into crash position. The plane fell …

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Brexit might bring trouble for Ireland

Many people in Ireland, both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, worry that Brexit might bring back old tensions again and even rekindle violence. They worry that it will bring back the physical border with its manned posts or security cameras. In the late 20th century the border was the front line in a conflict known as “the Troubles”. On one side stood the republicans, …

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Week in Review (Oct 09th – 13th)

California wildfires The death toll of people that died in the wildfires that ravage northern California has climbed to 31 victims. This number makes it the deadliest wildfire in California since 1933. Officials warned that the conditions might worsen even further. Forecasters predict that winds will pick up on Friday again that could fan the flames even further. The biggest threat is in Napa Valley …

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Week in Review (Oct 2nd – Oct 6th)

Las Vegas shooting A man killed 58 people in as Vegas during a country music festival on Sunday last week. Another 500 people were injured trying to flee the scene. Stephen Paddock shot from the window of a hotel suite and he fired for 9 to 11 minutes before he was stopped. When the first shots came many festival goers believed it to be firework …

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Are Roboshops the future?

In the future shopping for groceries might be different from the way we know now. A Swedish start up, Wheelys, works together with China´s Hefei Unversity of Technology to overhaul the shopping experience. They predict that in future everyone, from big retailers to small communities, will employ their own mobile, automatic grocery. The technologies are already there – self-driving cars, mobile payment and wireless tagging …

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Chemical surgery might change our lives

Precise chemical surgery has been performed on embryos by a Chinese team at the Sun Yat-sen University to alter their DNA and remove diseases. They were able to alter a single error out of three billion features of our genetic code. They did this on lab-made embryos, which have not been implanted. This medical procedure my one day treat a series of inherited diseases or …

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