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Alvin will help scientists unlock ocean mysteries 4 miles deep |  CNN

Alvin will help scientists unlock ocean mysteries 4 miles deep | CNN

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Renowned explorer Robert Ballard has scoured the deep sea for decades in search of its mysteries. Fascinated by Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” as a child, the …

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The cars you can afford with your salary in South Africa right now

The cars you can afford with your salary in South Africa right now

South Africa’s new vehicle sales are following the same trend as the year before, with August being the second-best performing month in terms of vehicle sales. Vehicle financing firm Wesbank said that year-on-year comparisons are appearing to show consistency, and it is indicative of some type of stability returning to the domestic vehicle market. According …

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Scientists discover a 5-mile wide undersea crater created as the dinosaurs disappeared

Scientists discover a 5-mile wide undersea crater created as the dinosaurs disappeared

No, it’s not that asteroid, the one that doomed the dinosaurs to extinction, but a previously unknown crater 248 miles off the coast of West Africa that was created right around the same time. Further study of the Nadir crater, as it is called, could shake up what we know about that cataclysmic moment in …

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U.S. Air Force and South Korean air force F-35A Lightning II aircraft soar in a tight formation over Korea, July 12, 2022. The 356th Fighter Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrived in South Korea to conduct combined training flights with the Republic of Korea's 151st and 152nd fighter squadrons. (Senior Airman Trevor Gordnier/Air Force)

US Special Operations Command chooses L3Harris’ Sky Warden for Armed Overwatch effort

WASHINGTON — The US Special Operations Command announced on Monday that it has selected the AT-802U Sky Warden, made by L3Harris Technologies and Air Tractor, for its Armed Overwatch program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will be worth up to $3 billion, L3Harris said in a release Monday. The initial program contract award is …

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