The Daily Populous

Monday August 24th, 2020 night edition

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From the super-advanced F-35 style “see-through” cockpit to an Xbox controller, three companies – IAI, Elbit, and Rafael race through to build a state-of-the-art futuristic combat vehicle.

The AFV is made to be operated by an active operational crew of two men, with unique sci-fi apparatus inside.

The Carmel does not feature any windows or openings, allowing for sturdier armoured protection.

Just like a gaming setup, the outside can be seen via a panoramic screen, while controlling the vehicle and its armament with an Xbox controller.

The integration of this technology with the soldiers has indeed been fruitful in the trials conducted.

For instance, in 2008, a team of private industry engineers tried to use Nintendo Wii controllers for operating bomb-disposal robots.

The machine is made for professional troops, with comfort in operation and giving high-tech features in a combat zone. »

Peru club stampede: At least 13 people die at illegal nightclub

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Police were called to the Thomas Restobar in the Los Olivos district of Peru's capital city on Saturday evening to shut down an illegal party that more than 120 people were attending.

Social distancing measures are mandated in Peru, large social gatherings are banned and there is a nationwide 10 p.m. curfew in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

When people began to flee the 2nd floor venue trying to get away from the police they were crushed on the stairs. »

Tycoon John D. Rockefeller Couldn't Hide His Father's Con Man Past

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But after his stratospheric rise to the heights of Gilded Age business, John D. Rockefeller did everything he could to downplay the exploits of his parent.

As the capstone to her multi-part exposé in McClure’s magazine, she published a two-part character study of John D. Rockefeller in 1905.

The articles painted a portrait of a man obsessed with money—an intimidating, secretive figure whose personality was warped by ambition. »

USPS lost Army veteran's remains, delaying delivery, family says

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Postal Service (USPS) lost his remains in transit which caused a delay in their delivery.

The Army Veteran in question, Scott Egan, died in July, and his remains were to be mailed to his sister, though his family claims the USPS lost the remains for 12 days, ABC reported.

Egan's sister, Dr. Jean Egan, blamed recent cuts to the USPS made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for the delay. »

A 194-year-old apple tree, the matriarch of the Northwest apple industry, has died

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The Old Apple Tree weathered countless storms and the construction of railways and highways in its vicinity, becoming a beloved community landmark.

"When anybody speaks of the oldest apple tree in the Northwest, everybody knows it was that apple tree," David Benscoter, a retired FBI agent who now runs " The Lost Apple Project " told CNN.

A DNA analysis performed by experts at Washington State University's Apple Genome Project revealed that the Old Apple Tree is genetically unique. »