Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt’s Luxor

Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country's efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector. The tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, are the latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history.

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Scientists just transferred quantum data between two different materials in major breakthrough

Scientists just transferred quantum data between two different materials in major breakthrough

For the first time ever, scientists have just transferred quantum data between a solid crystal and a cold atomic gas, using photons. The new research can take us a step closer to developing functional quantum computers and even a quantum internet. A team of researchers at the The Institute of Photonic Sciences (The Institut de Ciències Fotòniques or IFCO) in Spain achieved a hybrid quantum network link by passing the data between two types of storage "nodes" that were placed in different laboratories.

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Business Insider: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

Business Insider: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

On May 23, 2006, Boeing delivered the last two 717-200 jetliners to customers at its Long Beach, California factory. It marked to the end of a program filled with promise but that had ultimately failed to capture the interest of airlines. Even Boeing's well-oiled sales operation could only manage to muster up 156 orders for the little 100-seat, short-haul-airliner. Currently, the 717 is operated primarily by four airlines; Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, and Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea. With 91 of the planes in its fleet, Delta is the by far the type's largest operator.

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UN signals ‘end’ of throwaway plastic

UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic

The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya. They signed off a document stating that the flow of plastic into the ocean must be stopped. Scientists welcomed the statement, but were unhappy the agreement was only based in principle, with no firm targets or timetables.

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