Confirmed: Apollo 11 Rocket Engine Recovered from the Sea
” Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says his team has confirmed that relics they recovered in Gulf of Mexico this March are indeed rocket engines and engine parts from the Apollo 11 moon landing mission.
“One of the conservators who was scanning the objects with a black light and a special lens filter has made a breakthrough discovery – “2044” – stenciled in black paint on the side of one of the massive thrust chambers. 2044 is the Rocketdyne serial number that correlates to NASA number 6044, which is the serial number for F-1 Engine #5 from Apollo 11.” “
Tsunami hit East Coast in June? Scientists say maybe.
” A tsunami may have made landfall on the US East Coast earlier in June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. A strong storm moved through the region and offshore that day, and scientists were trying to determine if it played a role in a possible tsunami.
Tsunami-like conditions were observed June 13 at more than 30 tide gauges along the East Coast, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. The highest peak amplitude was recorded in Newport, Rhode Island, where it reached just under 12 inches (304 millimeters) above sea level.”
Study: Self-replicating alien space probes in our solar system?
” A group of researchers from Edinburgh University have said that based solely on the age of the universe and feasible interstellar flight technology, “self replicating” probes from alien civilizations could already have arrived in our solar system.
According to mathematicians Arwen Nicholson and Duncan Forgan, in a paper entitled “Slingshot Dynamics for Self Replicating Probes and the Effect on Exploration Timescales,” published on July 5, 2013, in the journal Astrobiology, alien space probes propelled to the vicinity of our Sun using the gravitational field of stars rather than of planets, as humans have accomplished with the Voyager space probes, could already be in our solar system, but it could be that we are unable to detect them.”
Horrified Woman , 27 Discovers Headaches Scratching Sounds Inside Head From FLESH EATING MAGGOTS From Trip To Peru
” A woman has spoken of her terror at discovering that she harboured flesh-eating maggots inside her ear.
When Rochelle Harris, 27, from Derby, returned from the holiday of a lifetime in Peru, she thought little of the headaches that she had started to develop on the flight back to the UK.
But within hours she had developed excruciating shooting pains down one side of her face and had started to hear strange scratching sounds in her head. The next morning she woke to a pillow soaked with fluid from her ear.”
MapBox Plans to Bring You Super-Fresh Satellite Imagery
” I really love both maps and images of Earth from space, so when I learned this week of MapBox’s plan to deliver satellite
imagery that is just hours old from all over the planet, I thought they must have done this just for me.!
They didn’t, but I am really excited about this. Here’s why: A major barrier between the average person and satellite data is the ability to process that data and turn it into a usable image. MapBox intends to remove that barrier. Yesterday I talked to two of the folks behind what they are calling MapBox Satellite Live.
“Let’s get the most recent imagery possible out there,” Chris Herwig, who leads the satellite team, said. “Let’s get that imagery out there in a format everyone can use that doesn’t require any specialized knowledge.”
Yes, please! “
Apple Investigates China iPhone Death Allegations
” Apple Inc. AAPL -0.27%said Monday that it is investigating a case in which the family of a 23-year-old woman alleges that she was electrocuted by her iPhone.
Though details about the case remain sketchy, it has caught the imagination of social media users in China, who have been spreading word about the case and warning not to use devices while they are charging.ReutersA visitor tries an iPhone at an Apple store in Beijing March 28, 2013.
According to a report in China’s official state-run Xinhua news agency, relatives of the woman in China’s western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region are alleging the woman died after trying to answer a call while her iPhone was charging.
An officer with the local Public Security Bureau said Monday that an “elementary inspection” showed the woman, named Ma Ailun, was electrocuted.
“Her neck had an obvious electronic injury,” he told China Real Time.”
Good morning readers. We have a request . Does anyone know of a browser for an iPad 4 that works for blogging ?
Apparently my old WordPress app doesn’t work anymore and the updated version is unsupported by our older iPad.
I’ve tried to post from Opera , Chrome, Dolphin and Terra without success. I cannot copy and paste nor can I scroll through my categories .
It’s going to be another couple days before my backup laptop arrives from the mainland and posting by phone is getting old.
Is my iPad just too old ? Can it’s OS be updated ?
New Android App Tracks Gun Owner’s Addresses, Displays Info to All Users
” There’s a new app in the Android Marketplace, and it may be exposing the fact that you’re a gun owner to the entire world.
Yep, the app’s entire purpose is to document and map the personal addresses of people who own guns. The “irresponsible” part of that is completely at the discretion of the person making the posting.
The maker of the app understands there are concerns in regards to the app, and they have opened up a phone line to take feedback from the general population. That number is (225) 267-7346.”