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Could Russia cut off internet to NATO countries?

LONDON — Russia could try to sever global underwater communications cables, potentially triggering catastrophic repercussions for the economy and way of life in the West, the head of Britain’s military has warned. The vast majority of global internet and telephone traffic relied on by Western governments, economies and civilians is carried by cables that crisscross the world’s seabeds, according to analysts. NATO has prioritized missions to protect these undersea lines of communication and is working “to match and understand Russian fleet modernization,” Chief Marshall Stuart Peach told the Royal United…

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REVEALED: ‘Secrets’ of ancient Biblical Corinth uncovered in new underwater excavations

For Christians, the ancient Greek city of Corinth holds Biblical significance as two letters from Jesus’ disciple Paul feature in the Bible’s New Testament – the books of 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians. According to the Christian Bible , Paul is also said to have visited the ancient city while it was under Roman rule. In this latest discovery the LHP uncovered traces of Roman engineering and ancient buildings at the now underwater ancient Corinth port of Lechaion. The port, located on the gulf of Corinth, was previously one of…

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Technology 

ZF’s concept steering wheel integrates gesture control – Roadshow

Autonomous cars are changing all of the rules, so ZF decided to go full “Pimp My Ride” by putting a 7-inch touchscreen with gesture control into a steering wheel. German automotive technology firm ZF is pretty sure it can improve the functionality of the humble steering wheel, not by adding a gaggle of physical buttons and switches, as in many race cars, but by adding capacitive sensors around the rim and a 7-inch LCD touchscreen in the center, in addition to a host of LED lights.  ZF envisions this steering…

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Brexit could cost Germany £7BILLION in blow to Angela Merkel

Germany already pays out £12.3billion (€14billion) more than it receives back from the Brussels.  And the bloc is facing an approximate shortfall of £17.6billion a year once Britain leaves the EU and no longer contributes its annual £13.1billion to the budget. But now the President of Germany’s Chamber of Commerce (DIHK) Eric Schweitzer has warned the nation’s taxpayers could foot the bill if Mrs Merkel is forced to pour more money into the bloc to keep the European Project alive. A paper published by DIHK claimed “Germany alone will be…

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Technology 

iMac Pro launches in the UK: Price, features, specs, everything you need to know

iMac Pro is now on-sale in the UK. The all-new performance-focused desktop machine was first teased by Apple during its annual developer conference, WWDC, earlier this year. The iMac Pro is designed for professionals and boasts workstation-class performance. With Xeon processors up to 18 cores and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, Apple says the iMac Pro is the fastest, most powerful Mac it has ever built.  iMac Pro’s incredible power makes it an ideal candidate for real-time 3-D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer workflows, high megapixel photography, complex…

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Rise of the machines: Super intelligent robots could ‘spell the end of the human race’

GETTY Stephen Hawking warned AI could spell the end of humanity Artificial intelligence is beginning to transform society, from babysitting children to self-driving cars. But, many scientists, including Professor Stephen Hawking, argue it may only be a matter of time before they gain consciousness and destroy mankind like something out of science fiction. Professor Hawking said: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Robots could soon be weaponised and some people have advocated the advancement, arguing it could save lives. Related articles But,…

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German industry TERRIFIED of Brexit as UK exports PLUNGE by QUARTER OF A BILLION

Mechanical engineering firms are feeling the pinch with exports to the UK plunging by nearly five per cent to €45.6billion (£40.1billion) between January and September. Exports to all other nations have shot up in the past year but the UK – the country’s primary market – has seen a dramatic slump, according to the German Federal Office of Statistics.  Carl Martin Welcker, president of the German Engineering Association VDMA, told Welt the situation was a “complete bust” and it was all down to Brexit. He said: “We don’t know what…

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Watch NASA crash test emergency spacecraft landing TODAY – Brace for ‘deep space launch’

Set for a 3.10pm GMT reveal, the Orion will demonstrate a contingency landing scenario with a mock capsule dropped from 35,000 feet at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Chip McCann, the systems engineering and integration lead for NASA, said: “The condition that we’re testing this time is a contingency scenario. “Normally we would land on three main parachutes, but in this test, we’re going to test the scenario where if one of those main parachutes didn’t work, can the system still operate properly when we only have two main…

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Space 

Op-ed | Remembering America’s fallen space heroes

Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission – a provision authorizing a memorial to the crew at Arlington National Cemetery. Just over 50 years ago, on Jan. 27, 1967, the crew of the Apollo 1 mission – Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee – were killed after a fire erupted in the Apollo command…

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Alfa Romeo 4C will get a much-desired update next year – Roadshow

Alfa Romeo loves sports cars, but not manual transmissions apparently. Or at least that’s what Autocar’s Dan Prosser found out when he managed to corner Roberto Fedeli, chief technical officer for Alfa and Maserati, at the recent Stelvio Quadrifoglio launch in the United Arab Emirates. During their conversation, the engineering maestro let slip that Alfa’s current carbon-tubbed halo car would likely be launched next year with a host of upgrades including new suspension and steering, and possibly a new engine. The Alfa 4C in its natural habitat. Nick Miotke/Roadshow The…

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