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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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With a production since independence in 1980 of over 400 tonnes of gold from several thousand shear quartz vein-based small mines located on lines of ancient workings, Zimbabwe is generally considered to be a country of small gold deposits. However, to fully understand the mineralisation and nature of ore bodies in Zimbabwe, the history of exploration and mining, as well as current understanding of the nature of gold deposits and controls on mineralisation and future trends of exploration should be considered.
Miners in Zimbabwe rarely estimate reserves more than two years ahead of production. Consequently, resources of the majority of mines remain unknown. Although monthly production returns from such mines would tend to suggest that they are small deposits, in many instances total production at the end of the life of the mine or after further exploration, show that several small mines could in fact be large deposits. Some of the arguments for classifying Zimbabwe as a country of small deposits include the fact that well explored Archaean Cratons such as the Superior Province in Canada and Yilgarn in Australia have linear greenstone belts hosting world-class gold deposits associated with crustal scale shear zones, whereas the Zimbabwe Craton has arcuate greenstone belts with gold deposits in localised shear zones. Canadian and Australian greenstone belthosted gold deposits are also associated with wide alteration zones, while the Zimbabwean ones have narrow alteration halos.
В Югре представители Росгвардии рассказали воспитанникам подшефного детского дома о блокаде Ленинграда
В преддверии 77-ой годовщины полного освобождения Ленинграда от фашистской блокады сотрудники ОМОН «Стерх» Управления Росгвардии по ХМАО – Югре посетили Ханты-Мансийский Центр помощи детям, оставшимся без попечения родителей и рассказали ребятам о героических страницах обороны несломленного города в годы Великой Отечественной войны.
«Ленинград стал символом стойкости и мужества русского народа. Долгих 872 дня город находился в осаде, подвергался артиллерийским обстрелам и налетам авиации противника. Единственной транспортной магистралью, которая позволяла поддерживать связь с большой землей, стала проложенная через Ладожское озеро «Дорога жизни», по которой в город поступали продовольствие и другие грузы. Героическая помощь гражданского населения и самоотверженность защитников Ленинграда спасли город и его жителей от гибели», – подчеркнул лейтенант полиции Рамиль Ю.
В рамках встречи бойцы ОМОН также продемонстрировали современную экипировку и специальное снаряжение сотрудников спецподразделений Росгвардии, поделились историями из служебных будней, когда приходилось спасать граждан и защищать их от противоправных действий. Воспитанники центра получили возможность примерить на себя средства индивидуальной бронезащиты и посмотреть в тепловизионный прицел.
В завершение мероприятия ребята поблагодарили сотрудников спецподразделения за интересное мероприятие, проявленное внимание и заботу.
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.