What makes Jerusalem so holy?

JerusalemWhile Christians around the world are enjoying the Easter holiday, Jews everywhere are celebrating the holiday of Passover – a convergence of festivals which traditionally sees a surge in pilgrims to Jerusalem.

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M2M and the Internet of Things: A guide

M2MThe Internet of Things will consist primarily of machines talking to one another, with computer-connected humans observing, analysing and acting upon the resulting ‘big data’ explosion.

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Prince George appears at first engagement of royal tour

in WellingtonThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took Prince George on the first official public engagement of their 19-day tour of New Zealand and Australia.

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William and Kate arrive in New Zealand with Prince George

Prince GeorgeThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have carried Prince George off the plane at the start of a three-week visit to New Zealand and Australia.

It is the first official tour for the eight-month-old prince, who was awake in his mother’s arms as the trio were greeted at Wellington airport by Prime Minister John Key and waiting media.

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Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

sn ligninEasy come, easy go. Lignins designed to easily degrade have been engineered into the vascular tissues of leaves and wood of poplar trees.

Wood is great for building and heating homes, but it’s the bane of biofuels.

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Saturn’s Enceladus moon hides ‘great lake’ of water

water iceThe evidence for an “ocean” of water under the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus appears to be overwhelming.

The little world has excited scientists ever since jets of icy material were seen squirting into space from a striped region at its south pole.

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Do coffee and tea really dehydrate us?

coffee We’re told that tea and coffee dehydrates us, says Claudia Hammond, but what’s the evidence say?

Every day people around the globe drink 1.6 billion cups of coffee and around twice as many cups of tea.

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The 3D Economy

3D economyForget guns, what happens when everyone prints their own shoes?

Last May, Cody Wilson produced an ingeniously brief but nuanced manifesto about individual liberty in the age of the ever-encroaching techno-state-a single shot fired by a plastic pistol fabricated on a leased 3D printer.

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Prepare to Hang Up the Phone, Forever

fiber-optic cablesTelecom Providers Want an End to the Landline.

At decade’s end, the trusty landline telephone could be nothing more than a memory.

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Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

3d-printed skullAnother day, another advance in 3-D printing technology.

Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman’s life in the process.

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