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Amazing new spokeless Ferris Wheel opens in China

Daily Mail - Science & tech

An incredible new spokeless Ferris Wheel will soon open to the public in China - complete with built-in television sets and even wireless internet for all the inevitable selfies. The giant, futuristic structure comes with 36 carts able to carry 10 passengers each, all of whom will be offered an unparalleled view of the Bailang River in Weifang City, in East China's Shandong Province. It has been built onto the 1,771ft Bailang River Bridge - hence the name Bailang River Bridge Ferris Wheel - and it is now ready to roll. The giant, futuristic structure comes with 36 carts able to carry 10 passengers each, all of whom will be offered an unparalleled view of the Bailang River in Weifang City, in East China's Shandong Province As the world's first spokeless Ferris wheel with grid design, the 475ft tall amusement park-style attraction is set to become Weifang's newest and most eye-catching landmark. Perhaps most surprising of all is that engineers have felt the need to install television sets inside the carts.


'Overwatch' adds Disneyland-style map 'Blizzard World'

Engadget

Back at Blizzcon 2017, Blizzard's big announcement for its hero shooter Overwatch was a new character Moira -- at long last, another healer for the lineup. But equally exciting was the reveal of a new upcoming map: Blizzard World, a Disneyland-esque theme park jam-packed with references to the studio's stable of games. Today, that map goes live -- along with a slew of new skins and other extras.



Two ancient cave lion cubs found frozen in Siberia

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Scientists have unlocked a 55,000 year old secret on the tragic fate of two ancient cave lion cubs, while also revealing the species - once the largest big cats on the planet - was surprisingly coloured grey.


Russian scientists are planning to clone WOOLLY MAMMOTH at a new £4.5m Jurassic Park-style centre

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Russia is opening a brand-new £4.5 million ($5.9 million) cloning facility that aims to bring back the woolly mammoth and other long-extinct species. Plans for the'world class' research centre in the city of Yakutsk will purportedly be unveiled next month by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a major investment forum. As well as woolly mammoths, Russian geneticists are set to study a number of extinct species, including the woolly rhinoceros, which died out 10,000 years ago. The cloning laboratories – some sunk deep in Yakutsk's permafrost soil – aim to extend current research by Russian scientists, who are working closely with a team of South Korean specialists to restore the long-gone mammals. Scientists have long poised that woolly mammoth DNA preserved for thousands of years in Arctic permafrost could be used to clone one of the animals, and bring them back from extinction.