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World's 'most valuable car' sells for record fee

May 20, 2022

The "most valuable car in the world", a 1955 Mercedes-Benz, has sold for a record €135m (£114.4m). The car is just one of two ultra-rare original 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupes from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Collection and has been sold to a private collector. Proceeds of the auction will be used to establish a worldwide Mercedes Benz Fund that will provide educational and research scholarships in environmental science and decarbonisation. Named after its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenh ...read more

Adorable baby giraffe given carbon graphite leg supports to walk properly

May 20, 2022

BIONECK LEGS 23:21, 17 May 2022 Updated: 6:38, 18 May 2022 A GIRAFFE born with her legs bent round the wrong way is braced to walk properly. Msituni, aged three months, has been given carbon graphite supports which feature a pattern of crooked spots to match her fur. 2 San Diego Zoo feared the hyperextended carpi condition would stop the 5ft 10in beast from nursing and walking 2 Msituni, aged three months, has been given carbon g ...read more

JB Straubel Has a Fix for the Battery Problem

May 20, 2022

JB Straubel has spent the past two years covering a hillside with solar panels and rigging them up to cryptocurrency projects in his Carson City, Nev., mansion. Much of the equipment is essentially junk—the panels were all but worthless when the 46-year-old Tesla co-founder got them from a Texas solar plant, after a hailstorm voided their warranties. He’ll work on them alone for a whole weekend, spooling wire and rigging hardware in the rolling scrubland. Sometimes he thinks through his co ...read more

Finland and Sweden officially apply for Nato membership

May 20, 2022

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg receives official letters of application to join Nato from Finland and Sweden. Credit: NATO. Understand the impact of the Ukraine conflict from a cross-sector perspective with the Global Data Executive Briefing: Ukraine Conflict Finland and Sweden have formally applied to join the Nato alliance, a decision driven by increasing security concerns following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ambassadors of the two countries to the alliance offic ...read more

'Putin doesn't like that' Frustrated leader seethed during meetings with Donald Trump

May 20, 2022

VLADIMIR PUTIN was left furious as he "had to keep explaining things" to Donald Trump when he US president, a former White House aide claimed. Russia: TV host says ‘Trump gave us those four years’ Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You c ...read more

Florida man ‘cooked alive’ after police use stun gun in gas station arrest, lawyers say

May 20, 2022

NOTE: This article contains graphic details that are disturbing. Please read at your own discretion. A 26-year-old Florida man is still fighting for his life after a sheriff’s deputy allegedly shot him with a stun gun as he refuelled his dirt bike at a gas station on Feb. 28. Lawyers for Jean Barreto released a statement on Facebook claiming he sustained third-degree burns to 75 per cent of his body. Barreto’s counsel at the NeJame Law group claims the injuries result from the Osceola Co ...read more

‘Astonishingly weakened’ Putin fidgets manically in video – as expert claims he’s suffering from ‘chemo brain’

May 20, 2022

VLAD THE TWITCHER 11:00, 17 May 2022 Updated: 11:01, 17 May 2022 VLADIMIR Putin appeared fidgety and twitchy in his latest video appearance, amid fierce rumours about the Russian president's health. In a meeting with one of his allies, the 69-year-old slouched over and tightly gripped the arm of his chair, following speculation that he is suffering from cancer. 3 Vladimir Putin has sparked concern with his latest TV appearance Credit: ...read more

U.S. looks to Defence Production Act to combat baby formula shortage

May 20, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defence Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country's largest formula manufacturing plant. The Defence Production Act order requires suppliers of formula manufacturers to fulfil orders from those companies before other customers, in an effort to eliminate production ...read more

Biden Pledged to Combat Domestic Terror. Buffalo Shows The Government Is Falling Short

May 20, 2022

Payton Gendron, the 18-year-old accused of killing 10 people in Buffalo on May 14, was first questioned by police last May. It was the end of Gendron’s senior year of high school, a time marked by pandemic isolation and boredom during which he had begun obsessively browsing extremist, violent, white supremacist forums. Asked in an economics class assignment, “What do you plan to do when you retire?” he had written, “murder/suicide,” triggering a mental health evaluation and an inter ...read more

DARPA announces programme to develop GPS-independent clocks

May 20, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in the US, has announced the H6 programme to develop GPS-independent clocks that can maintain accurate timing to improve mission success. Certain military systems depend on global positioning system (GPS) timing updates. GPS capabilities can deteriorate underground or underwater and may also become unavailable due to jamming by adversaries. In turn, this may jeopardise the success of the mission. The H6 programme seeks to address this issue ...read more