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Offline Maik

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06/01/14
« on: Monday, 06 January, 2014 @ 05:29:24 »
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RAF jets fly with parts produced on 3D printers

UK fighter jets have flown for the first time with parts made using 3D printing technology.

BAE Systems said the metal components were successfully used on board Tornado aircraft which flew from the defence firm's airfield at Warton, Lancashire late last month.

The company said its engineers are using 3D technology to design and produce parts which could cut the Royal Air Force's maintenance and service bill by over £1.2 million over the next four years.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/raf-jets-fly-with-parts-produced-on-3d-printers-9040292.html


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Risk of supervolcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than thought, say scientists
Scientists have analysed the molten rock within the dormant supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park and found that eruption is possible without any external trigger

The last known supervolcanic eruption was believed to have occurred about 70,000 years ago at the site today of Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It caused a volcanic winter that blocked out the sun for between six to eight years, and resulted in a period of global cooling lasting a thousand years.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/risk-of-supervolcano-eruption-big-enough-to-affect-the-world-far-greater-than-thought-say-scientists-9040073.html

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Re: 06/01/14
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 06 January, 2014 @ 15:25:58 »
Bit of an unusual event in Mandraki, Rhodes: as the metropolitan threw the cross into the sea a sixty year old woman stripped off and dived in for the cross. Afterwards she explained it was a desperate measure to draw attention to the economic situation in Greece.