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May 14, 2019

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Has the medieval “Voynich code” finally been cracked by a Bristol academic?

The Voynich manuscript has been carbon dated to the middle of the Fifteenth Century

An academic from the University of Bristol in the UK has reportedly cracked the codex behind the so-called Voynich code. The language used in the 200-page manuscript has remained a mystery since it came to light more than a century ago.

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AI system grabs the reins of wayward drones

The system could be used at locations such as airports

Irresponsibly-piloted drones can cause a lot of problems, such as when they're illegally flown into restricted airspaces. And while anti-drone measures do exist, many cause the aircraft to fall to the ground, potentially harming bystanders. A new system, however, takes remote control of rogue drones.

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Melted remains of Hiroshima discovered on beaches seven miles from nuclear bomb site

Particles collected from the sands near Hiroshima, some of which were coated in layers of silica, ...

Tiny glassy particles that litter the beaches near Hiroshima in Japan are likely the resolidified remains of the city destroyed by a US atomic bomb on the morning of August 6, 1945, according to the results of a newly published study. The A-bomb dropped by the "Enola Gay" Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber effectively levelled the city and caused the deaths of over 145,000 people from both the initial blast and subsequent radiation poisoning.

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