Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis Scientists have located an impact crater linked to powerful tsunamis that swept across part of ancient Mars. The team believe an asteroid triggered 150m-high waves when it plunged into an ocean thought to have existed on northern Mars three billion years ago. Lomonosov crater in the planet’s northern plains fits the bill as the source of tsunami deposits identified on the surface. Details were outlined at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Although the idea has lost some of its currency in recent…

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Shopping robots on the march in Ocado

Shopping robots on the march in Ocado

Shopping robots on the march in Ocado Shopping : There is growing concern about the impact of automation on employment – or in crude terms – the threat that robots will eat our jobs. But if you want to see how important robotics and artificial intelligence can be to a business Ocado is a good place to start. “Without it we simply couldn’t do what we do at this scale,” the online retailer’s chief technology officer Paul Clarke told me. With margins in the supermarket business wafer thin, continually bearing…

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458-Million-Year-Old Twin Impact Craters Found in Sweden

458-Million-Year-Old Twin Impact Craters Found in Sweden

458-Million-Year-Old Twin Impact Craters Found in Sweden A team of scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has found traces of two meteorite impacts in the Swedish county of Jämtland, a twin strike that occurred 458 million years ago (Ordovician period). Prof Erik Sturkell from the University of Gothenburg’s Department of Earth Sciences and his colleagues found one of the craters 12 miles (20 km) south of the city of Östersund. This is an enormous crater, with a diameter of 4.7 miles (7.5 km). The second, smaller crater is located…

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