Tuesday 26th January 2021

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    • World Building of the Year awarded to innovative Singapore housing complex World-Building-of-the-Year-awarded-to-innovative-Singapore-housing-complex

          A housing complex for senior citizens has beaten off flashier competition to be named “World Building of the Year” at the World Architecture Festival (WAF), which concluded in Amsterdam on Friday. Considered one of the industry’s top accolades, the award went to Kampung Admiralty in Singapore for its integration of public facilities, community space and over 100 apartments for the elderly. It was chosen from hundreds of shortlisted projects, which included Russia’s World Cup stadium, the Qatar National Library and the UK’s recently redeveloped London Bridge station. Located in Singapore’s north, the mixed-used development is set across less than a hectare of space. In addition to...

    • Rare gold coins found in Israeli city of Caesarea Rare-gold-coins-found-in-Israeli-city-of-Caesarea

          A collection of gold coins believed to have been hidden 900 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists in the ancient Israeli port city of Caesarea. The rare cache was found – along with a single gold earring – in a bronze pot between stones in the side of a well. The hoard of 24 coins appears to have been hidden by someone who hoped to retrieve it, but never returned. Archaeologists say the owner may have died when the city’s inhabitants were massacred by a Crusader army in 1101. The discovery, which specialists have identified as...

    • NASA spacecraft meets with asteroid today NASA-spacecraft-meets-with-asteroid-today2

      NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission and the asteroid Bennu have had a date planned for two years, and about noon ET today, they’ll finally get to meet face to face.   The mission — which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer — will be NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission. It launched in September 2016 and will spend two years up close and personal with Bennu. First images of the asteroid from the spacecraft’s perspective have appeared as it got closer and closer. Over the next year, OSIRIS-REx will survey the asteroid using five scientific instruments on board...

    • Russian spacecraft ready to fly to ISS after launch failure Russian-spacecraft-ready-to-fly-to-ISS-after-launch-failure

          A Russian Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with a Soyuz MS-11 manned spacecraft has been placed on a launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, TASS news agency reported Saturday. The spacecraft is scheduled to blast off for the International Space Station (ISS) at 14:31 Moscow time (1131 GMT) on December 3 and dock with the ISS at 20:36 Moscow time (1736 GMT) the same day, TASS said. This will be the first manned mission since the launch failure of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft on October 11 due to a carrier rocket malfunction. Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and...

    • Eight mummies discovered in Egypt Eight-mummies-discovered-in-Egypt

      Cue the “Indiana Jones” theme tune: there’s been another impressive archeological discovery in Egypt — and this time it’s mummies. Following on from the recent discovery of a 3,000-year-old mummified woman, Egyptian excavators have unearthed eight newly discovered ancient mummies inside limestone coffins. These sarcophagi, adorned with beautifully painted human forms, were uncovered in the southeastern area of King Amenemhat II’s pyramid in Dahshur Necropolis, near the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. They’ve been dated back to the Pharaonic period (from 32 BC to 332 BC). Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery on its Facebook page — with Mostafa Waziri,...

    • China green lights first underwater high-speed railway China-green-lights-first-underwater-high-speed-railway

        There’s no slowing China’s high-speed rail ambitions. Beijing has just green lighted a project to build the country’s first underwater bullet train route. The line will connect Ningbo, a port city south of Shanghai, to Zhoushan, an archipelago off the east coast. The proposed underwater tunnel will be a part of the 77-kilometer Yong-Zhou Railway plan(Yong is the nickname of Ningbo) to boost tourism and create a two-hour-commute zone within China’s Zhejiang Province. First mentioned in a government transportation plan in 2005, the feasibility study of the Yong-Zhou Railway plan was approved by Beijing in November. Within the 77...

    • Millions brave frigid cold to watch Thanksgiving parade in NYC Millions-brave-frigid-cold-watch-Thanksgiving- parade-NYC

          Despite frigid cold and strong winds, millions of people from New York and around the world lined the streets of Manhattan to watch the dazzling display of balloons and floats at the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. Many spectators, huddled under blankets and behind guardrails, waited for hours at the West 77th Street, or Central Park West, where the three-hour annual spectacle kicked off at 9 a.m. (1400 GMT).       “The Elf On The Shelf” balloon seen at the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, U.S.     The temperature dipped...

    • Scientists reveal giant mammal competed with dinosaurs Scientists-reveal-giant-mammal-competed-with-dinosaurs

          Dinosaurs living more than 200 million years ago may have dominated the plains and grasslands of prehistoric Earth, but it turns out they still had some sizable competition. Scientists on Thursday unveiled the discovery of a gigantic mammal-like reptile the size of an elephant that they believe rubbed shoulders with large Triassic-era dinosaurs, including the relatives of sauropods such as Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus. Researchers from Polish and Swedish universities said the 10-tonne creatures – a distant “cousin” to today’s mammals – challenge the idea that dinosaurs were the only large land animals around the time Earth had...

    • Low-cost ‘four-hour’ bamboo house wins top prize The-CUBO-housing-units-can-be-manufactured-in -week,-built -just-four-hours2

                                    The CUBO housing units can be manufactured in a week, and built in just four hours     A 23-year-old designer has won a top £50,000 ($64,385) prize after creating a low-cost bamboo housing unit to address the Philippines’ slum crisis. Earl Patrick Forlales’ design takes just four hours to construct, and at £50 per sq metre it’s also affordable. He told the BBC World Service: “It’s a functional home on its own, but it’s more than just a house. “It’s designed to turn...

    • Monument or mirage? Giant hand rises from the desert giant-hand-rise-from-desert

      Atacama Desert, Chile — It’s dry, barren and sparse. The otherworldly landscapes of northern Chile’s Atacama Desert could easily be from Mars. It is the driest desert in the world outside of the polar regions, and its 40,500-odd square miles of red and burnt-orange plains stretch as far as the eye can see. The drive through the desert marks a stretch of the Pan-American Highway, a network of roads measuring around 19,000 miles in total; an admirable notch on any road-trip fiend’s travel belt. The lunar-esque landscape has been used by NASA for testing martian rovers, while its smooth sandy dunes draw...