Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.
More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings.
Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids.
The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak.
Solar power: works great when the sun is out. It works less great when the sun isn’t out, which happens every night, as you may have noticed. To fulfill any dreams of living in a world powered by the sun, there needs to be some sort of solution for storing energy gathered during the day for nighttime. And that solution might be molten salt.
Molten salt, for those scratching their heads, is simply a good conductor of heat. A new power plant will use nearly 20,000 heliostats–basically very focused mirrors–aimed at a focal point in a tower, which will heat up salt to a steamy 1,050 degrees Fahrenheit. Pump that salt near some water and you get enough steam to run a turbine. Hold that salt at that high temperature and then put it near water later and you get power when the sun isn’t out.
American Express is no longer allowing transactions to be processed at medical marijuana dispensaries nationwide, according to published reports.
A spokesperson told the LA Weekly that the company made the decision to not allow its credit cards to be accepted for medical marijuana because it is their “policy to adhere to the federal law in such matters.”
The American Independent reported that Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) plans to introduce legislation to clarify that banks can maintain normal business relationships with legal medical marijuana dispensaries, possibly as soon as this week.
Here we go again. A California religious radio impresario who predicted — wrongly — that the end of the world would begin on May 21 revised his prophecy on Monday, saying now that the end is due in October.
What he decided, apparently, was that May 21 had been “an invisible judgment day,” of the spiritual variety, rather than his original vision of earthquakes and other disasters leading to five months of hell on earth, culminating in a spectacular doomsday on Oct. 21 — something he had repeatedly guaranteed. On Monday, however, Mr. Camping seemed satisfied with his new interpretation, which apparently spared humankind its months of torture for a single day of destruction.
But Mr. Camping said his company — which is a nonprofit — would also not return donations given by his followers in advance of the May 21 prediction. “We’re not at the end,” he said, “Why would we return it?”
Andrew Goldstein has been a Bank of America customer for more than four decades. He’s grown up with the bank, trusted it, relied on it to be there for him through thick and thin.
So it was with more than a little shock that Goldstein, 60, learned the other day that a BofA employee apparently leaked confidential information about his and hundreds of other customers’ accounts to scammers, resulting in more than $10 million in losses.
He immediately went to his local BofA branch and tried to straighten things out.
“While I was at the bank,” he told me, “the scammers called again and did another telephone transfer — while I was sitting there! We actually saw the amount in my account go down on the computer screen.”