THE REAL JURASSIC PARK Ice Age animals could be brought back to life as dad and his son raise £50,000 to build an ancient safari park

A FATHER and son have created a sprawling prehistoric Ice Age wilderness where they hope WOOLLY MAMMOTHS will again soon roam the earth.

Dubbed the “real-life Jurassic Park”, their so-called Mammoth Steppe ecosystem may be home to lab-designed mammoths within a few years.

Prehistoric woolly mammoths could be inhabit the Siberian park in the next few years

Prehistoric woolly mammoths could [soon] inhabit the Siberian park in the next few years.
Pictured is the sprawling Pleistocene Park, located in Arctic Siberia

The region could soon be home to thousands of grazing animals – including cloned woolly mammoths

 The region could soon be home to thousands of grazing animals – including cloned woolly mammoths. Its creators hope the reemergence of Ice Age conditions and wildlife will help stave off climate change. The 20,000 hectare park is located within the deepest reaches of Arctic Siberia

Sergey and Nikita Zimonv’s Pleistocene Park is located in the furthest stretches of remote Siberia in eastern Russia.

There the mammoths will graze alongside the other large herbivores already introduced to the 20,000 hectare park.

 

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This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? 1 minute?

Try 6 seconds.

From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked: “In reality, 70 percent of office emails are read within six seconds of arriving.”

Well, people average 3 hours a day on their phones. In the pre-smartphone era that number was just 18 minutes. And what happens when you ask young adults if they’d rather have a broken bone or a broken phone?…

There’s a study that was done asking people, mainly young adults, to make a decision: if you had to break a bone or break your phone what would you prefer? Forty-six percent of people would prefer to have a broken bone than a broken phone. But even for the fifty-four percent of people who say they’d prefer to have a broken phone, it wasn’t a snap decision. They agonized over it.

And if you have kids, this issue is even more serious. Children don’t learn empathy and emotional intelligence from screens. And Adam says kids now spend 20% less time playing face-to-face. Guess where that time went? Exactly. Okay, so what do we do about it?

1) “Don’t” Say “Can’t”

When you make the commitment to change, tell yourself, “I don’t check my phone more than once an hour” as opposed to, “I can’t check my phone more than once an hour.”

2) Proximity Is Destiny

When you don’t absolutely have to have your phone by your side, put it somewhere you can’t easily reach it. Across the room is a good option.

3) Use A “Stopping Rule”

Ever said you’re going to “just check your phone real quick” — and then an hour goes by? … So a “stopping rule” can prevent endless checking.

4) You Don’t Break Habits. You Replace Them.

Proximity is destiny, right? When you sit on the couch, make sure the phone is far away and a book is within reach. So now you’re not just gritting your teeth trying to not check your phone. You’re substituting a good habit for the bad one. When you want to check your phone, you grab a book instead.

5) Dr. Jekyll, Prepare For Mr. Hyde

You’ve seen some version of this movie: the main character knows he’s going to turn into a werewolf after nightfall so he barricades the door and chains himself in the basement. This way, when he transforms into the monster, it won’t be able to harm anyone. (Yes, you’re the hero and the monster in this story.)

By making smart decisions in anticipation of a problem, you make sure that future-you doesn’t do anything stupid like addictively checking your phone (or mauling some hitchhikers.)

So the long term solution is not about the phone. It’s about getting closer to that special someone and spending more time with them. And letting that bond soothe the worries you’re running to your phone for.

So if you’re reading this on your phone, text or email that person. Let them know you care. Set a time to see them.

And then put the phone away.

For full article go to:

http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2017/03/how-to-stop-checking-your-phone/

Singapore in talks with firms to try out ‘flying taxis’

 

 
The Hoversurf Scorpion, a human-carrying drone developed by a Russian startup, has already been prototyped and could be an urban-mobility option for Singapore.

Singapore

WANT to get back home at the end of the day in a levitating hovercraft?

Flying vehicles may just be a part of Singapore’s transport network in the near future; in fact, the Ministry of Transport says that you can “bet your money” on it.

It has already taken initial steps to make it happen. The ministry’s top official has told The Business Times that it is in talks with some companies to start trials on drones that can carry passengers.

For full article go to:

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/transport/singapore-in-talks-with-firms-to-try-out-flying-taxis

READY, JET, GO… World’s fastest jet which could make London to New York a day trip is tipped for take off in 2020 after receiving £26m funding

BOOM Supersonic will cost the same as business class… and budget flights are on the horizon

A SUPERSONIC jet that turn London to New York into a day trip have received £26million funding to build the world’s fastest passenger plane.

The XB-1- dubbed the “baby boom” – is backed by a host of wealthy tech bosses, astronauts and engineers and is tipped to be faster and more efficient than Concorde.

The passenger jet could get you from Tokyo to San Francisco in five hours. Seats will cost the same as major airlines’ business class tickets – but budget tickets could be on the cards as well, according to Boom Supersonic boss Blake Scholl.

Scholl said the jet, which will cost more than£160million to build, could be carrying passengers by the early 2020s.

The XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator at the official unveiling at the Boom Technologies hanger last year

The XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator at the official unveiling at the Boom Technologies hanger last year.

For full article go to:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3159547/boom-supersonic-jet-which-could-travel-from-london-to-new-york-in-three-hours-tipped-for-take-off/

Real-life Robocops will soon replace human police

Robot police were once sci-fi fantasy, but soon the real thing will be patrolling the streets of Dubai.

While the original RoboCop from the 1987 film, a superhuman cyborg law enforcer, could hunt down murderous criminals, the real-life version will be tackling more straightforward misdemeanors.

Article from telegraph.co.uk