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ancientart:

The faces of Bayon.

Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple, located at Angkor, Cambodia. "The serenity of the stone faces" (Glaize, 1993) strikes one while walking through Bayon.

Photos courtesy of & taken by yeowatzup.

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newsflick:

At least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say
According to the UN The number of displaced Palestinians in Gaza is now more than double the peak number from the 2009/9 conflict. via the Guardin Live Blog

newsflick:

At least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say

According to the UN The number of displaced Palestinians in Gaza is now more than double the peak number from the 2009/9 conflict. via the Guardin Live Blog

(via humanrightswatch)

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spaceplasma:

Failure Of The First Trident D5 submarine-based test launch

In 1971, the US Navy issued a requirement for a submarine-launched, multiple warhead, ballistic missile with intercontinental range and a stellar-inertial navigation system. This would give the Navy capability against Soviet missile siloes and other hardened targets. Lockheed proposed a two-phase program. Trident C-4 would fit in launch tubes in existing submarines, with a range 50% greater than Poseidon. Trident II D-5 would have longer stages, requiring a new class of submarine to be built to accommodate it, but have the desired intercontinental range. Lockheed began development of the Trident II in October 1983. First launch was in January 1987, and first submerged launch in March 1989. This was a failure, revealing problems with the first-stage engine nozzle.

spaceplasma:

Failure Of The First Trident D5 submarine-based test launch

In 1971, the US Navy issued a requirement for a submarine-launched, multiple warhead, ballistic missile with intercontinental range and a stellar-inertial navigation system. This would give the Navy capability against Soviet missile siloes and other hardened targets. Lockheed proposed a two-phase program. Trident C-4 would fit in launch tubes in existing submarines, with a range 50% greater than Poseidon. Trident II D-5 would have longer stages, requiring a new class of submarine to be built to accommodate it, but have the desired intercontinental range. Lockheed began development of the Trident II in October 1983. First launch was in January 1987, and first submerged launch in March 1989. This was a failure, revealing problems with the first-stage engine nozzle.

(Source: astronautix.com)