The Daily Populous

Thursday January 11st, 2018 day edition

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Broccoli loved the car and immediately cast it as the perfect transport for Daniel Craig’s leaner, meaner, slightly blonder Bond.

The build team worked flat out and the cars were delivered to the Bond crew as promised in April 2006.

Fortunately Aston had a trio of redundant DB9 development hacks and drafted them into the prototype shop to be turned into DBS replicas.

From the outside these sacrificial lambs looked identical to the fully formed ‘hero’ cars already working their stuff for the cameras.

Inside, they were rather less polished, with tatty, rough-grained dashboards and stout roll-cages betraying their origins as pre-production workhorses.

Instead, the DBS uses a lump of crystal and aluminium that slots into a hole where the DB9’s starter button usually lives.

The new car will need special details like this to help justify its high price compared with a standard DB9 Sports Pack. »

YouTube removes Logan Paul from top-tier Google ad platform, YouTube Red projects on hold

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The Thinning: New World Order was supposed to be the sequel to Paul’s 2016 YouTube Red movie, The Thinning.

“In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a YouTube representative said.

Following backlash over a video that featured anti-Semitic content, YouTube canceled the second season of Scared PewDiePie, his YouTube Red series. »

Incredible 'Hypatia' Stone Contains Compounds Not Found in the Solar System

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A new study led by geologists at the University of Johannesburg found that compounds in the Hypatia stone are distinct from anything discovered in the solar system.

The researchers therefore conclude that parts of the rock formed before the solar system, and if these compounds are not presolar, the prevailing idea that the solar system formed from a nebula of homogenous gas is called into question.

But for now, the Hypatia stone is one of a kind, a unique type of meteorite that has compounds scientists have never found anywhere else in the solar system. »