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One of the six ravens in the Tower of London has disappeared
Workers fear he is dead, which could be a grim sign for the UK. According to legend, if there are less than six ravens in the Tower, the kingdom will perish.
The fusion energy device kept a temperature of 180 million degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 million degrees Celsius, for 20 seconds
The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) fusion reactor recently set a world record by maintaining its plasma temperature at a super-hot 180 million degrees Fahrenheit for 20 seconds. It may not seem like a long time, but no previous fusion plant has operated for more than 10 seconds under these conditions - even the KSTAR reactor only lasted eight seconds in 2019.
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New (SA-bound) BMW M5 CS revealed as most powerful M car yet! - Carmag South Africa
The new BMW M5 CS has been officially revealed, positioned as the most powerful M car yet. And a limited number of units are heading to South Africa.
The new BMW M5 CS has been officially revealed, positioned as the most powerful M car yet. Billed as an “exclusive special-edition model”, BMW says a “limited number of units” will make their way to South Africa in the third quarter of 2021 [update: the head of BMW M in SA says just five examples have been set aside for the local market]. Interestingly, BMW SA also points out “data specific to the South African cars will be communicated closer to the time of local introduction”. So, what do we know about the Euro-spec model? Well, with its twin-turbo 4,4-litre V8 petrol engine upgraded to direct a whopping 467 kW (up 7 kW on the M5 Competition) to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, the M5 CS is officially the brawniest vehicle to come out of the M stable. Peak torque, meanwhile, is unchanged at 750 N.m. The Munich-based firm claims the M5 CS will sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3,0 seconds and from standstill to 200 km/h in 10,4 seconds (improvements over the M5 Competition of three-tenths and four-tenths, respectively). Top speed remains an electronically governed 305 km/h. So, what else sets the M5 CS apart from the Competition-badged model model? Well, BMW says it has “rigorously applied” various weight savings measures, cutting some 70 kg of lard. In addition, retuned bearing springs at the front and rear (and “further refined” damper control) see the chassis "adapted" to the lower vehicle weight. Mixed-size Pirelli P Zero Corsa track tyres (275/35 R20 fore and 285/35 R20 aft), meanwhile, offer “increased performance potential”. Items such as the grille surround, “M5 CS” badges and M gills are finished in Gold Bronze, a hue echoed on the 20inch M forged wheels in Y-spoke design. The L-shaped light tubes of the laser headlamps, meanwhile, illuminate yellow rather than white when low beam, high beam or the welcome light is activated. The bonnet, front splitter, side-mirror caps, rear spoiler, rear diffuser, engine cover and intake silencer are all made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, with some elements featuring exposed carbon-fibre. Standard features include a stainless-steel sports exhaust system with four “unadorned” tailpipes and M Carbon ceramic brakes, with callipers painted in red as standard or gold as an option. The M5 CS is a four- rather than full five-seater vehicle, featuring M Carbon pews up front and two individual items at the rear. The black Merino leather upholstery boasts contrasting panels and decorative stitching in Mugello Red, while the integral head restraints (which boast illuminated M5 logos up front) display an outline of the Nürburgring circuit. The German automaker has also added a centre marker perforation with red background to the M Alcantara steering wheel, while the gearshift paddles are fashioned from carbon-fibre and the steering wheel spokes gain black chrome trim. A fixed lightweight cover on the centre console replaces the standard armrest with opening lid.
Apple iOS 14.4 fixes 3 bugs that were 'actively exploited' by hackers - IOL
Apple has released iOS 14.4, the fourth major update to the iOS 14 operating system, that fixes three bugs affecting iPhones and iPads that ’may have been actively exploited,’ by the hackers.
By IANS3h ago San Francisco - Apple has released iOS 14.4, the fourth major update to the iOS 14 operating system, that fixes three bugs affecting iPhones and iPads that "may have been actively exploited," by the hackers. According to a new support document released by Apple, the update patches three security vulnerabilities that may have been exploited. Two of the bugs were found in WebKit, the browser engine that powers the Safari browser, and the Kernel, the core of the operating system. Apple said additional details would be available soon on the three bugs so the iPhone and iPad users should update to iOS 14.4 as soon as possible. iOS 14.4 adds a new ability to scan smaller QR codes from the device's camera, adds Bluetooth device categorisation for headphones and other audio devices. It will also notify iPhone 12 series users if the device camera is not genuine and fails to be verified after a repair. There are other bug fixes, including one that fixes artifacts in HDR photos shot on the iPhone 12 Pro and fixes for some keyboard issues. The release notes are similar for iPadOS 14.4. The new update can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. In addition, the Cupertino-based tech giant also announced watchOS 7.3. The update also adds the Time to Walk feature for Apple Fitness+ subscribers -- a new feature that lets users listen to pre-recorded inspiring stories when they go for a walk. The update also opens up the ECG function and irregular heart rhythm notifications to more regions including Japan, Mayotte, Phillippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. --IANS
‘Prince Harry will return to royal family after Meghan Markle divorces him - The News International
A majority of the readers believe that Prince Harry will return without Meghan Markle
The British public has predicted that Prince Harry will eventually make his royal return one day but under strikingly different circumstances. According to a recent poll conducted by Express UK, a majority of the readers believe that the Duke of Sussex will return to the royal family but without his duchess, Meghan Markle. Of the five questions asked, one was: "Do you think Harry and Meghan will one day want to return to the Royal Family?" Fifty percent of the responses were sure Harry would return without Meghan while less than one person thought Meghan would return on her own. Meanwhile, six percent thought they would both come back together. Some users also believed Harry and Meghans marriage wouldnt last that long. "I can't see their marriage lasting and Harry would then, most likely, return to the Royal fold, he would be wise to protect his boats from fire until the day he needs them, said one user. "Harry will want to return when Megan divorces him, another reader said. "Family better without them around. Think m will return only if beneficial to her/them, because even if they get 'booos' they are in the news, and allows them to play the victim/ar cards, another wrote. "Now H, if a breakup occurs he will return to Britain but not to active Royalty, as by then he would've burned all bridges twice over, a reader added. The readers also shared why they believed the duke would return on his own. One user wrote: "I think Harry wants to return, she would return, if she's was made Queen, it's all about power with her!" "Harry and Megan cannot ever return to the family, ever, it's over and done with and people really could not care less, wrote another. "I really think the family is better off without them, a third said.