Your Chance To Meet Gal Gadot And Be In Wonder Woman 1984

first_imgHere is your chance to hang out with Gal Gadot on the top secret set of Wonder Woman 1984.Your Chance To Hang Out With Wonder Womanomaze.com is giving you the chance to fly out to the set in London and meet Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, and director Patty Jenkins. You’ll ask these goddesses all your burning questions, get glammed up in ’80s hair and makeup, then step in front of the camera to film as an extra.All you have to do to get in the draw is visit omaze.com and donate to the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win. Plus, you could also pick up collectibles like WW1984 t-shirts and signed DVDs.The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) began as an annual camping trip bringing together a few dozen formerly incarcerated young people with positive mentors to offer encouragement, guidance and resources. Today, ARC has grown into a support and advocacy network of more than 450 members, and hundreds of volunteer mentors and allies, committed to helping one another through reentry and advocating for a fairer criminal justice system. Your generosity will help ARC provide its membership with mentorship, mental health services, supportive housing, access to jobs and education, and opportunities to advocate for criminal justice reform.To find out more and get in the draw, click here.last_img read more

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Dawson Creek officials bringing in pumps after water overtops 17th Street Bridge

first_imgHenderson said that the crossing on 102nd Avenue just downstream of the 17th Street bridge is said to be impeding the creek’s flow, and that pumps are being brought in to move water that is accumulating behind the 102 Ave. culverts.According to Henderson, the challenge faced by City officials is not knowing how much more snow is left to melt at near Dawson Creek’s headwaters.“The water that’s coming to town is coming from well west of the city. It’s really understanding how much the snowpack melts out there, which is outside our area. What we found out yesterday is that it takes probably at least twelve hours for that water to show up. The million dollar question is has it all melted to a point where that peak flow is now here and its on its way down, or is there more to come? I don’t have that answer, but there’s potential. But every day that we have a melt like this is one day closer to the end of it.”Henderson added that this year’s melt is slower than previous years, when rain combined with melting snow caused water levels to increase rapidly. A map of current streamflow levels in the B.C. Peace Region. Photo by BC River Forecast Centre. A map of current streamflow levels in the B.C. Peace Region. Photo by BC River Forecast Centre. Screen Shot 2018-04-26 at 10.01.46 AM Data from the BC River Forecast Centre and from Environment Canada shows just how much water is passing through the South Peace. The Pouce Coupe River, into which Dawson Creek flows, recorded a peak flow of nearly 500 cubic metres per second through the overnight hours. On Monday night, that level only peaked at 175 cubic metres per second. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Officials with the City of Dawson Creek are bringing in pumps to help deal with the large volume of water surging down Dawson Creek itself, after water overtopped one of the City’s bridges.The City’s General Manager of Development Services Kevin Henderson said that the 17th Street Bridge, which was closed to traffic late yesterday, was overtopped by water some time through the overnight hours. He said that the bridge is the only crossing that had – as of 10:00 a.m. Thursday – been overtopped by the creek’s water.  A Google Maps image of Dawson Creek near the 17th St. and 102nd Ave. crossings. A Google Maps image of Dawson Creek near the 17th St. and 102nd Ave. crossings. A Google Maps satellite photo of Dawson Creek near the 17th St. and 102nd Ave. crossings. A Google Maps satellite photo of Dawson Creek near the 17th St. and 102nd Ave. crossings. last_img read more

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China blocks travel for social credit offences

BEIJING — Travellers in China were blocked from buying plane tickets 17.5 million times last year as a penalty for failing to pay fines or other offences.The Chinese government reported this week on penalties imposed under a controversial “social credit” system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behaviour.The system is part of efforts by President Xi Jinping’s government to use data-processing and other technology to tighten control over society.Human rights activists say “social credit” is too rigid and might unfairly label people as untrustworthy without telling them they have lost status or how to restore it.The National Public Credit Information Center says people and companies were blacklisted for offences ranging from failure to pay taxes to false advertising or violating drug safety rules.The Associated Press read more

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Sierra Leone efforts to consolidate peace prosperity remain fragile – Ban

“The outbreak of political violence in March of this year was a wake-up call on challenges that require urgent and continued attention,” Mr. Ban told the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission’s high-level meeting on Sierra Leone.“It also reminded us of the importance of sustained global support,” he added. The governing All People’s Congress (APC) and the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) signed a Joint Communiqué on 2 April, ending violence that threatened to spiral out of control between the two parties in early March.“I commend President Koroma, government and opposition leaders and ordinary Sierra Leoneans for rising above differences and overcoming the recent crisis,” said Mr. Ban, adding that the adoption of the agreement “has renewed hope in Sierra Leone’s journey toward peace and prosperity.”The UN is ready to help the parties fulfil their commitments under the agreement, he noted, including through the provision of emergency resources from the Peacebuilding Fund, which recently approved $1.8 million to support inter-party dialogue and strengthen the capacity of Sierra Leone’s police. Sierra Leone, along with Burundi, was one of the first countries to receive support from the Commission, established in 2005 to help post-conflict countries determine the priority areas for rebuilding out of the vast array of challenges they face.While congratulating the people of Sierra Leone, its Government and the Commission on their collaborative efforts over the past three years, he said that the people “expect to see tangible improvements in their lives and in their country’s welfare.”The Secretary-General stressed that the people “want peace, prosperity and a brighter future for their children” in Sierra Leone, whose 11-year civil war ended in 2002.He told the high-level gathering that together “we must make further progress in addressing the root causes of conflict, strengthening democratic institutions and promoting economic and social development,” noting that the Peacebuilding Commission was created specifically to help meet such challenges. Mr. Ban welcomed the development of a joint strategy called the “UN Family’s Joint Vision for Sierra Leone,” which brings together the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) and all 17 UN development and humanitarian agencies, programmes and funds that operate in Sierra Leone.Yesterday, Michael von der Schulenburg, the Secretary-General’s Executive Representative for UNIPSIL, told reporters in New York that the peaceful resolution of recent violence in the West African nation could set an example for other countries.“I think the Joint Communiqué is of great significance for the country and may be an example for other countries which go through similar periods… on how to intervene very quickly to stop the violence,” Mr. von der Schulenburg, who briefed the Security Council on Monday, said.Last August, the Security Council authorized the creation of UNIPSIL to replace the UN political office in the country, known as UNIOSIL, in a unanimously adopted resolution, which also gave the new structure an initial mandate of 12 months.UNIPSIL, which works closely with the Peacebuilding Commission, is tasked with providing political support to national and local efforts for identifying and resolving tensions and threats of potential conflict, whatever the source. It also monitors and promotes human rights, democratic institutions and the rule of law, including efforts to counter transnational organized crime and drug trafficking. 10 June 2009Despite some impressive gains in rebuilding Sierra Leone seven years after the end of its brutal civil war, the situation in the West African nation remains fragile, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. read more

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High hopes for Canada Basketball

You cannot think or talk about Canadian basketball and not get excited.The goal for our National Senior Men’s team is to become a force on the global scene.Natalie Marconi reports from the team’s training camp in Toronto.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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SEHA GSS DERBY Veszprem win in Presov

Hungarian MVM MKB Veszprem beat Tatran Presov 32:29 (12:16) in away match in the first SEHA GSS derby match of the season. Slovakian team was in lead in the first 40 minutes of the match, but that wasn’t enough to defeat the big rival – the fourth team in Europe last season. Hungarian squad showed the TOP quality in the finish of the match and celebrate the second victory in regional competition after successful start in Novi Sad against RK Vojvodina 32:19.STATISTICS ← Previous Story Strong pre-season by PSG Handball Next Story → RK Zagreb and Josip Sandrk with mutual contract termination read more

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Veszprem and Gyor win Hungarian Super Cup

← Previous Story DKK BUNDESLIGA: “Zebras” celebrate in Hamburg Next Story → Holger Glandorf retires from playing for the national team! Nothing new in Hungary. Two best teams won the first official matches of the season. MVM MKB Veszprem had easy 60 minutes against the biggest rival PICK Szeged 33:24 (17:12) in front of home fans in “Veszprem Arena”.MKB-MVM VESZPRÉM–MOL-PICK SZEGED 33–24 (17–12)Veszprém: Mikler – Marguc 8 (3), Nagy L. 4, Rodríguez 4, Sulic 3, Ilics 4, Iváncsik G. Cs: Borbély (kapus), Schuch, Terzic 1, Ruesga 2, Zeitz 4, Nilsson 2, Ugalde 1, Gulyás P. Szeged: Sierra – Parrondo, Zubai, Ilyés 2, Blazevic, Källman 2, Mindegía. Cs: Wyszomirski (kapus), Balogh 4 (2), Prodanovics 1 (1), Bombac 1, Vranjes 5, Ancsin 7, Robledo 2, Vadkerti.Female EHF CL winner Gyor put all the efforts to break resistance of FTC 29:28. read more

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57yearold man charged with attempted murder after early morning assault

first_imgA 57-YEAR-OLD MAN has been charged with attempted murder following an assault at a house in Newry two days ago.A 27-year-old man was found with serious stab wounds to his chest just before 3am in the early hours of Thursday morning.He was brought to hospital to be treated where his condition was described as stable.The 57-year-old man who was arrested over the incident was also treated for stab injuries to his leg.The PSNI confirmed this morning that the man had been charged to appear at Newry Magistrates Court later today.last_img read more

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Un voleur retrouvé grâce à liPhone quil venait de dérober

first_imgUn voleur retrouvé grâce à l’iPhone qu’il venait de déroberUn homme ayant arraché l’iPhone 4 d’une caissière de New-York s’est fait interpellé par la police rapidement. Les agents ont utilisé la technologie de localisation du téléphone pour le retrouver.Tel est pris qui croyait prendre. Un voleur originaire de New York aura appris à ses dépens que voler un téléphone bardé de technologie peut se retourner contre soi. Le New York Times relate l’histoire de ce new-yorkais qui a littéralement arraché l’iPhone 4 d’une caissière de la Grosse Pomme, alors en pause devant son établissement en train de regarder quelques vidéos sur YouTube, le casque vissé sur les oreilles.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le voleur pensait avoir fait une bonne affaire et ne pas être inquiété par ce larcin. Grossière erreur ! La malheureuse avait pris soin d’activer l’application fournie par Apple “Localiser mon iPhone”. Celle-ci permet, comme son nom l’indique, de repérer en temps réel son appareil depuis son ordinateur, d’envoyer un SMS pour demander la restitution ou encore d’effacer toutes les données du téléphone à distance.Le policier en charge de l’affaire, et connaisseur lui aussi des produits Apple, a rapidement retrouvé le terminal et a pu suivre tous les déplacements du malfrat avant de l’arrêter une fois pour toutes. Ce dernier, visiblement peu à l’aise avec son nouveau téléphone, n’a pas pensé à désactiver immédiatement les puces réseau et GPS. Le policier n’a eu qu’à émettre un son strident pour le détecter le ravisseur dans la foule.Une histoire qui devrait vous inciter à rapidement activer cette fonction, inutile au quotidien mais qui peut s’avérer pratique dans ce genre de situation.  Le 4 février 2012 à 19:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Theoretical quark fusion found to be more powerful than hydrogen fusion

first_img To learn more about subatomic particles, researchers at the Large Hadron Collider cause atoms to move at high speeds and then smash them into one another. Doing so forces the component parts of the atoms to be disassociated from one another allowing each to be studied. Those components, scientists have found, are called quarks. Prior research has also shown that when atoms in the collider smash into each other, sometimes the pieces that come apart collide with other parts, fusing them into particles called baryons. Prior work has suggested that energy is involved when quarks fuse together. In studying the properties of one such fusing, a doubly-charmed baryon, the researchers found that it took 130 MeV to force the quarks into such a particular configuration, but they also found that fusing the quarks together wound up releasing 12 MeV more than that. Intrigued by their finding, they quickly focused on bottom quarks, which are much heavier—calculations showed it took 230 MeV to fuse such quarks, but doing so resulted in a net release of approximately 138 MeV, which the team calculated was approximately eight times more than the amount released during hydrogen fusion. Since hydrogen fusion lies at the heart of hydrogen bombs, the researchers were quite naturally alarmed at their findings. So much so that they considered not publishing their results. But subsequent calculations showed that it would be impossible to cause a chain reaction with quarks because they exist for too short a period of time—approximately one picosecond—not long enough to set off another baryon. They decay into much smaller, less dangerous lighter quarks.The researchers point out that their work is still purely theoretical. They have not tried to fuse bottom quarks, though they note it should be technically feasible at the LHC should others find doing so a worthwhile experiment. (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago has found evidence suggesting that fusing quarks can release much more energy than anyone thought. In their paper published in the journal Nature, Marek Karliner and Jonathan Rosner describe their theories surrounding the amount of energy involved when various types of quarks are fused together. Explore further Journal information: Nature Schematic depiction of quark-level exothermic fusion reactions ΛQΛQ′ → ΞQQ′N, where Q,Q′ ∈ {b, c}. Credit: (c) Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nature24289 More information: Marek Karliner et al. Quark-level analogue of nuclear fusion with doubly heavy baryons, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nature24289AbstractThe essence of nuclear fusion is that energy can be released by the rearrangement of nucleons between the initial- and final-state nuclei. The recent discovery of the first doubly charmed baryon Ξ++cc , which contains two charm quarks (c) and one up quark (u) and has a mass of about 3,621 megaelectronvolts (MeV) (the mass of the proton is 938 MeV) also revealed a large binding energy of about 130 MeV between the two charm quarks. Here we report that this strong binding enables a quark-rearrangement, exothermic reaction in which two heavy baryons (Λc) undergo fusion to produce the doubly charmed baryon Ξ++ cc and a neutron n (ΛcΛc →Ξ++cc n ), resulting in an energy release of 12 MeV. This reaction is a quarklevel analogue of the deuterium–tritium nuclear fusion reaction (DT → 4 He n). The much larger binding energy (approximately 280 MeV) between two bottom quarks (b) causes the analogous reaction with bottom quarks (Λ Λb b→Ξbbn 0 ) to have a much larger energy release of about 138 MeV. We suggest some experimental setups in which the highly exothermic nature of the fusion of two heavy-quark baryons might manifest itself. At present, however, the very short lifetimes of the heavy bottom and charm quarks preclude any practical applications of such reactions.center_img Citation: Theoretical quark fusion found to be more powerful than hydrogen fusion (2017, November 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-theoretical-quark-fusion-powerful-hydrogen.html LHCb experiment announces observation of a new particle with two heavy quarks © 2017 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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For the youth by the youth

first_imgThis one is a must for the theatre lovers. The Yuva Natya Utsav 2014, organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi, is all set to take over the Capital stage.Kicking off from 10 February, Delhi will witness a host of plays written and directed by the youth staged every day at Sri Ram Center for Art and Culture, Mandi House. The first day hosts the play Mahabhoj, directed by Tariq Hameed  and written by Mannu Bhandari. Day two has Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kaal Kothari, directed by-Atul Satya Kaushik and written by Swadesh Deepak. 12 February has Surya Ki Antim Kiran Se Surya Ki Pehli Kiran Tak directed by Raj Narayan Dixit and written by Surendra Verma.Swapanvasdatta, directed By Ramji Bali and written by Mahakavi Bhaas will be staged on 13 February. 14 February has Ek Kanth Vishpaayi, directed by Rajesh Tiwari and written by Dushyant Kumar and 15 February has Sabse Udaas Kavita, directed by Mritunjay Prabhakar and written by Swadesh Deepak. The last day will witness Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHanush, directed by Himansu B. Joshi  and written by Bhishm Sahni.The entry for all these plays are free, so make sure you head over on time. The plays are scheduled for 6:30 pm every evening.Sahitya Kala Parishad, the cultural wing of the Government of NCT of Delhi was setup in 1968 for the promotion and propagation of Art and Culture in Delhi. The Chief Minister of Govt. of NCT of Delhi is the Chairperson of the Sahitya Kala Parishad.As one of the most interactive department of the Delhi Government, Sahitya Kala Parishad for the past three decades and more has been carrying out its mandate with full vigor and dedication. The Parishad has, on one hand, revived and projected the age old, time tested traditions of the country and on the other hand, it has tried to encourage and provide platform to the new and innovative trends in plastic and performing arts which represent our lives and times. Parishad’s programmes are, at the same time, deep rooted in traditions and also branching out towards open skies crossing the boundaries of caste, creed, color and geographic limits. Its projects and programmes concentrate more on youth, women and weaker sections of society.WHEN: 10 to 16 February, 6:30 pm onwardsWHERE: Sri Ram Center for Art and Culturelast_img read more

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Astronomers Have Found the Universes Missing Matter

first_imgTo spot the hidden filaments, two independent teams of researchers searched for precise distortions in the CMB, the afterglow of the Big Bang. As that light from the early universe streams across the cosmos, it can be affected by the regions that it’s passing through. In particular, the electrons in hot, ionized gas (such as the WHIM) should interact with photons from the CMB in a way that imparts some additional energy to those photons. The CMB’s spectrum should get distorted.Unfortunately the best maps of the CMB (provided by the Planck satellite) showed no such distortions. Either the gas wasn’t there, or the effect was too subtle to show up.But the two teams of researchers were determined to make them visible. From increasingly detailed computer simulations of the universe, they knew that gas should stretch between massive galaxies like cobwebs across a windowsill. Planck wasn’t able to see the gas between any single pair of galaxies. So the researchers figured out a way to multiply the faint signal by a million.First, the scientists looked through catalogs of known galaxies to find appropriate galaxy pairs — galaxies that were sufficiently massive, and that were at the right distance apart, to produce a relatively thick cobweb of gas between them. Then the astrophysicists went back to the Planck data, identified where each pair of galaxies was located, and then essentially cut out that region of the sky using digital scissors. With over a million clippings in hand (in the case of the study led by Anna de Graaff, a Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh), they rotated each one and zoomed it in or out so that all the pairs of galaxies appeared to be in the same position. They then stacked a million galaxy pairs on top of one another. (A group led by Hideki Tanimura at the Institute of Space Astrophysics in Orsay, France, combined 260,000 pairs of galaxies.) At last, the individual threads — ghostly filaments of diffuse hot gas — suddenly became visible. Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the “ordinary” matter in the cosmos—stars and planets and gas, anything made out of atomic parts. (This isn’t “dark matter,” which remains a wholly separate enigma.) They had a pretty good idea of how much should be out there, based on theoretical studies of how matter was created during the Big Bang. Studies of the cosmic microwave background (CMB)—the leftover light from the Big Bang—would confirm these initial estimates.So they added up all the matter they could see—stars and gas clouds and the like, all the so-called baryons. They were able to account for only about 10 percent of what there should be. And when they considered that ordinary matter makes up only 15 percent of all matter in the universe—dark matter makes up the rest—they had only inventoried a mere 1.5 percent of all matter in the universe.Now, in a series of three recent papers, astronomers have identified the final chunks of all the ordinary matter in the universe. (They are still deeply perplexed as to what makes up dark matter.) And despite the fact that it took so long to identify it all, researchers spotted it right where they had expected it to be all along: in extensive tendrils of hot gas that span the otherwise empty chasms between galaxies, more properly known as the warm-hot intergalactic medium, or WHIM.Early indications that there might be extensive spans of effectively invisible gas between galaxies came from computer simulations done in 1998. “We wanted to see what was happening to all the gas in the universe,” said Jeremiah Ostriker, a cosmologist at Princeton University who constructed one of those simulations along with his colleague Renyue Cen. The two ran simulations of gas movements in the universe acted on by gravity, light, supernova explosions and all the forces that move matter in space. “We concluded that the gas will accumulate in filaments that should be detectable,” he said.Except they weren’t — not yet.“It was clear from the early days of cosmological simulations that many of the baryons would be in a hot, diffuse form — not in galaxies,” said Ian McCarthy, an astrophysicist at Liverpool John Moores University. Astronomers expected these hot baryons to conform to a cosmic superstructure, one made of invisible dark matter, that spanned the immense voids between galaxies. The gravitational force of the dark matter would pull gas toward it and heat the gas up to millions of degrees. Unfortunately, hot, diffuse gas is extremely difficult to find. (A) Images of one million galaxy pairs were aligned and added together. (B) Astronomers mapped all the gas within the actual galaxies. (C) By subtracting the galaxies (B) from the initial image (A), researchers revealed filamentary gas hiding in intergalactic space.Adapted by Quanta MagazineThe technique has its pitfalls. The interpretation of the results, said Michael Shull, an astronomer at the University of Colorado at Boulder, requires assumptions about the temperature and spatial distribution of the hot gas. And because of the stacking of signals, “one always worries about ‘weak signals’ that are the result of combining large numbers of data,” he said. “As is sometimes found in opinion polls, one can get erroneous results when one has outliers or biases in the distribution that skew the statistics.”In part because of these concerns, the cosmological community didn’t consider the case settled. What was needed was an independent way of measuring the hot gas. This summer, one arrived.Lighthouse EffectWhile the first two teams of researchers were stacking signals together, a third team followed a different approach. They observed a distant quasar — a bright beacon from billions of light-years away — and used it to detect gas in the seemingly empty intergalactic spaces through which the light traveled. It was like examining the beam of a faraway lighthouse in order to study the fog around it.Usually when astronomers do this, they try to look for light that has been absorbed by atomic hydrogen, since it is the most abundant element in the universe. Unfortunately, this option was out. The WHIM is so hot that it ionizes hydrogen, stripping its single electron away. The result is a plasma of free protons and electrons that don’t absorb any light.center_img Fabrizio Nicastro used light from a quasar to track the missing gas.Courtesy of Fabrizio NicastroSo the group decided to look for another element instead: oxygen. While there’s not nearly as much oxygen as hydrogen in the WHIM, atomic oxygen has eight electrons, as opposed to hydrogen’s one. The heat from the WHIM strips most of those electrons away, but not all. The team, led by Fabrizio Nicastro of the National Institute for Astrophysics in Rome, tracked the light that was absorbed by oxygen that had lost all but two of its electrons. They found two pockets of hot intergalactic gas. The oxygen “provides a tracer of the much larger reservoir of hydrogen and helium gas,” said Shull, who is a member of Nicastro’s team. The researchers then extrapolated the amount of gas they found between Earth and this particular quasar to the universe as a whole. The result suggested that they had located the missing 30 percent.The number also agrees nicely with the findings from the CMB studies. “The groups are looking at different pieces of the same puzzle and are coming up with the same answer, which is reassuring, given the differences in their methods,” said Mike Boylan-Kolchin, an astronomer at the University of Texas, Austin.The next step, said Shull, is to observe more quasars with next-generation X-ray and ultraviolet telescopes with greater sensitivity. “The quasar we observed was the best and brightest lighthouse that we could find. Other ones will be fainter, and the observations will take longer,” he said. But for now, the takeaway is clear. “We conclude that the missing baryons have been found,” their team wrote.More Great WIRED StoriesHow a domino master builds 15,000-piece creationsThis hyper-real robot will cry and bleed on med studentsInside the haywire world of Beirut’s electricity brokersTips to get the most out of Gmail’s new featuresHow NotPetya, a single piece of code, crashed the worldLooking for more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest storieslast_img read more

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Get This Amazing Discount Offer On The Noiselab Lifetime Membership – Limited

first_img Share Tweet Submit If you are someone who is passionate about music then you must have at some point, wondered what it would feel like to produce your music. But every day people get better at this field and not everyone becomes successful in the music production business. So to be the best, you should learn from the best. Wccftech is offering an amazing discount on the Lifetime Membership of Noiselab.Noiselab: Lifetime MembershipIt is basically a community of Ableton producers and electronic musicians. With this amazing membership you will get access to a huge library of Ableton Live tutorials, courses on music production, theory and much more. The courses are being taught by people who are certified trainers or successful producers. You will get the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from the best in the market. Learning from the best is always advantageous and you will not only learn a lot but you will enjoy this experience as well. Here are highlights of what the amazing deal has to offer: Access 278 lectures, 24 courses & 45 hours of content 24/7Explore video tutorials, online courses, project templates & more Dive into music production w/ Ableton Live & learn from industry pros Break down hit songs & learn how they’re made Enjoy unlimited access & lifetime membership to all current and future contentImportant Details Length of access: lifetimeAccess options: desktop or mobile Certification of completion not included Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase Experience level required: all levels Unlimited access New courses added monthlyRequirements Internet requiredThis community is made of producers and musicians who are helping people share their love of music production. If you want to be among this group of individuals, stop wasting any time and invest today. This amazing 97% discount offer will expire soon. Happy Shopping!Original Price Noiselab: Lifetime Membership: $1140Wccftech Discount Price Noiselab: Lifetime Membership: $29last_img read more

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first_imgClinically, the Infinix 4D CT maximizes workflow of oncology and cardiac procedures, as it provides interventionalists with CT images for the target anatomy. Clinicians now have the ability to adjust the procedure with real-time CT studies, instead of relying on CT images taken at an earlier time. March 25, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba America Medical Systems new Infinix 4D CT system to enable computed tomography (CT) imaging directly in the cath lab. It integrates an Aquilion Prime CT system and Infinix Elite cardiovascular X-ray angiography system. The Infinix 4D CT previously received FDA clearance with the Infinix Elite cardiovascular X-ray system and Aquilion One Vision Edition CT system configuration. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. The system offers an all-in-one interventional lab and CT solution to deliver real-time CT images during procedures instead of CT-like images. The system can significantly improve workflow with its SURE Guidance technology, which allows for automatic transition between modalities. In addition, it is capable of saving significant time by allowing clinicians to perform CT and interventional procedures within the same room and verify treatment success following procedures. 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State of OpenJDK Past Present and Future with Oracle

first_imgThe Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM) is no longer the home of OpenJDK committers and other regular contributors. Traditionally the OpenJDK community used to meet at FOSDEM every February in Brussels, but since the OpenJDK team is now shipping a release every six months they agreed that it was time to meet more frequently. To fill this need the team decided to hold a Committer’s workshop on the first two days of August at Oracle’s campus in Santa Clara, California, USA. Mark Reinhold, the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle was the conductor of the orchestra here. He shed some light on the recent developments to the OpenJDK ecosystem and shared some future plans in yesterday’s sessions. OpenJDK’s new release model is a blessing in disguise It’s probably old news for developers who have been tracking the Java release cycle for some time now, but nonetheless, it’s very important for how things are going to change for OpenJDK. 2018 marked a new dawn for the Java platform. After endless discussions in the community about the new release being a repeat telecast of the same old Java 9 movie—a historic feature driven update to the platform with no head or tail on the release date—Mark put all the rumors to bed. He suggested to replace this feature driven update to a strict, time-based model with a new feature release every six months, update releases every quarter, and a long-term support release every three years. Image Source: OpenJDK Community Update For example, JDK 10 which was a new feature release was made available in March this year. The next release in six months would be JDK 11, which automatically becomes a candidate for a Long term support which would last till 2021, i.e three years as mentioned above. The biggest advantage of this release schedule is the simplified release process; takes off the pressure of adhering to strict deadlines from the developers. It also means that every feature would have to be completed before it makes the final cut, this way there are no multiple minor versions of the same release which confuses the users and developers alike. To what extent will Oracle contribute to the OpenJDK community? In the Committer’s workshop Mark Reinhold cleared some questions about Oracle’s contribution to the OpenJDK ecosystem. He mentioned that Oracle engineers would be leading and be contributing only to the current feature releases and first two updates on the quarterly release. The non-Oracle folks can have the opportunity of taking the ownership of long-term release projects. This decision is taken mainly due to the fact that Oracle developers and engineers can focus on the future releases and their functionalities rather than working on support for long-term releases. An important clause which was discussed during this session was Oracle’s smooth transition of leadership whenever the engineers feel that they need to dial down their contribution to a particular release line they would hand over the leadership of that project with relative ease. Oracle finally embraces the Open Source Culture Now the biggest announcement that came in this workshop was Oracle open sourcing the elements of it proprietary JDK. Now before discussing this, it is important for us to understand what exactly is the difference between OpenJDK and Oracle’s proprietary JDK. Sun Microsystems, who originally created Java, announced in the JavaOne conference of 2006, that Java is going to be open sourced. OpenJDK was a result of a free implementation of the Standard Edition (SE) of the Java Platform. When Oracle bought Sun in 2009, they created their own proprietary version of the JDK which catered to the enterprise users who valued stability; and unlike OpenJDK, it has releases planned every three years. Now coming back to the point of open sourcing Oracle’s proprietary JDK, for a long time developers questioned Oracle’s intentions on how they plan to shape the future of Java, especially after their feud with Google over Android that began back in 2010. The open source community felt largely alienated from Oracle as they believed that Oracle was wrong in going after an open source friendly company like Google. Fast forward to 2018 and in this day and age, companies are embracing more and more open source technologies. Oracle has finally decided to open source their JDK which includes elements like Java flight recorder, Java Mission Control, and ZGC which is Oracle’s very own garbage collector. There will still be an Oracle JDK for the purposes of offering commercial support, but it will have the same functionalities as OpenJDK. Finally, Oracle is going to release all the builds for the current releases under the GPL license for developers who prefer non-commercial licensing. To know more about the different sessions that took place at the Committer’s Workshop you can visit their Official webpage. Read Next: Mark Reinhold on the evolution of Java platform and OpenJDK Oracle announces a new pricing structure for Java The top 5 reasons why Node.js could topple Javalast_img read more

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Living Light Using renewable energy in the home

first_imgNo related posts. From the print editionWith Costa Rican residential electricity rates increasing an average of 12.7 percent over the past 12 years, according to the Public Services Regulatory Authority saving money on electricity costs while simultaneously cutting one’s carbon footprint is a win-win situation. Fortunately, there are many options for producing and conserving energy in the home and also a number of local companies in the business of supporting this venture. Not only is it a practical investment, but it also contributes to Costa Rica’s efforts to preserve natural resources and reach carbon neutrality by the year 2021.Conservation firstJason Borner, founder of PODERCO Renewable Energy Company, which sells and installs solar, wind and hydro systems, says that the best way to begin is to consider ways to cut back on general energy consumption. Companies such as PODERCO offer energy-efficiency consultations, which enable clients to purchase the least expensive and most appropriate renewable-energy system and take other steps to reduce energy consumption. According to Borner, the following are simple ways to lower electricity costs:• Installing white or reflective roofing and  walls to prevent transmission of excess heat to the building’s interior.• Creating roof overhangs to shade the walls and avoid overheating.• Checking for proper ventilation that will reduce the need for air conditioning  (a major energy consumer).• Replacing regular light bulbs with LED and Compact Fluorescent Lights.• Purchasing Energy Star-rated appliances.• Ensuring that wiring and cables are safe and have proper grounding to prevent loss of energy.• Where in use, regularly change the air conditioner’s air filter to avoid obstruction of airflow and improve efficiency.Taking these initial steps can result in significant savings by avoiding unnecessary energy use. Then, when it comes to considering installing renewable-energy systems, different options exist, including solar electric, solar thermal, wind and hydroelectric power systems. In most areas, solar energy is the most logical renewable-energy option for Costa Rica, which averages about 5.5 hours of usable sunlight per day. Wind and small-scale hydro systems can also be effective, but depend on the availability of a constant source of wind or water. Mixing two or more sources of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, is also an option.Solar electricityIn solar-electricity systems, photovoltaic (PV) panels convert sunlight into electricity. Solar tiles, which are sometimes preferred as a more aesthetically pleasing solar PV installation, are also an option and can be installed in lieu of regular roofing tiles. Cham Brownwell, chief operating officer at Pura Vida Energy systems, which specializes in solar electricity, says, “Costa Rica is one of the few places in the world where solar reaches such rewarding parity, meaning the system will pay for itself quickly. While in the United States it takes from 11-14 years, in Costa Rica it takes only six to eight years. No other place has such a rapid return on investment.”In some instances, there are added incentives and discounts tied to green energy. For example, Pura Vida Energy Systems offers a program called “Poder al Pueblo” (Power to the People), which allows a group of 10 or more to collectively purchase solar electricity by each paying a little more than $4,000 for an individual 900-watt solar system. This program works to make renewable energy more accessible to the general public and rewards the individual who coordinates and recruits the group with their own free solar electric system.Solar hot waterSolar hot water systems are also powered by energy from the sun and can provide hot water for domestic use. Arine de Bordes from Purasol Natural Energy says that using the sun to heat water is a natural and viable alternative to expensive electricity-generated hot water: “With a solar thermal system, water temperatures will increase 40 degrees [F] in three hours on a sunny day.”Some companies like Purasol Natural Energy – which offers solar, wind and hydro options – also sell additional electricity-saving sustainable products such as solar-powered stoves, well pumps, swimming pool pumps, street lamps, pool heaters and fountains. Wind energyMicro-wind turbines use kinetic energy  to generate electricity, and work best in either wide-open spaces or areas that allow for the installation of a turbine above nearby obstructions. For domestic systems, the two most frequently used systems are freestanding and building-mounted turbines. It is important to know the wind speed of the area to determine the best type of installation. Most renewable energy companies in Costa Rica, such as Turbo Eoms, which specializes in wind energy, will offer customers assistance in determining the wind exposure of their area and deciding whether wind energy is a viable solution.  Hydroelectric energyMicro-hydro turbines are best suited for homeowners in rural areas who have access to a constantly flowing water source. The efficiency and feasibility of such a system is highly specific to location because it is dependent on the area’s water flow and velocity. One benefit from hydroelectricity is that if there is a reliable water source, energy can be generated 24 hours a day. In order to begin construction, a permit is first needed by the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications Ministry to approve hydroelectric installations.Saving money and the environment The perception of higher costs associated with installing green energy equipment is what usually dissuades people from exploring renewable energy options. Although the initial installation price may mean spending more out of pocket, once the systems are in place, harnessing energy from the sun, wind and water is free.The cost of renewable-energy systems is contingent on energy needs, which is based on factors such as the size of the building, number of residents, energy efficiency  and amount of appliances. A renewable energy provider can help determine what type and size of equipment is neccesary, and give an accurate cost estimate. Cost will fluctuate depending on the provider, output in kilowatts of the system, and quality of the equipment. Solar electricity systems can range from $24,000- $26,000 for a 5 kW system, a solar water heater tank can run about $1,500-$3,000, hydroelectric can range from $14,000-$20,000 for a 3 kW system and wind energy can range from $9,000-$12,000 for a 3 kW system.It is also important to know that some companies offer two different distinct types of renewable energy installations: off-grid and on-grid systems. Off-grid systems are battery-powered while on grid systems are connected to a utility meter that sends excess generated energy back to the electric company grid. The state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute, which distributes electricity in most of the country, has a net metering system that will give credit for the additional energy produced. For foreign homeowners who only spend a portion of the year in Costa Rica, renewable energy systems will continue to generate energy and rack up credit through the net metering system, which can then be utilized while the owner is in Costa Rica. On-grid systems can also reduce initial costs by reducing or eliminating the need for battery-storage capacity.Ultimately, renewable-energy systems benefit not only the individual by cutting back on electricity costs, but also the environment and the country. As Borner explains, renewable energy reduces expenditures on fossil fuels, a cost that comes directly out of the gross domestic product, and by decreasing that amount it means the country has more money for social problems and development.Renewable Energy Resources:ASI Power and Telemetry: www.asipower.comPODERCO Renewable Energy Costa Rica: www.poderco.comPura Vida Energy Systems: www.puravidaenergysystems.comPurasol Natural Energy: www.purasol.co.crTurboEoms S. 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Costa Rica meme makers we applaud you

first_imgSan José centro, avenida 2 calle 9, vía totalmente inundada, vehículos no pueden pasar. @dgptdirector pic.twitter.com/pMKIzFsKs0— Ruta Alterna (@rutaalterna) September 25, 2015 Hey, you wanted to be a politician.Next up is a famous Tico footballer, Paulo César Wanchope, who resigned as head coach of Costa Rica’s beloved national men’s team after just six months, zero wins and one very public brawl in a stadium in Panama. Before you go rushing to judgment on Wanchope’s bad behavior, who among us hasn’t wanted to beat the $#*% out of a necio stadium security guard in Central America? (Please, let’s put aside for a moment the debate about whether Panama is in Central America or not.) And to be fair, the guard pushed Wanchope into the kid. To be fairer, it’s hard to fight in slippery dress shoes. Nueva ficha de @BomberosCR pic.twitter.com/7xy9z9AufH— carl Ox (@crlsmrt) December 1, 2015 While there weren’t as many major political scandals in Costa Rica in 2015 as in years past, there still was plenty of material for Ticos to do what they seem to do best – celebrate the absurd with satire and memes made viral on social media.If you still use a rotary dial telephone and don’t know what an Internet meme is, Wikipedia defines it as “an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.” The term meme, Wikipedia says, was first coined by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book “The Selfish Gene.” He later adapted his meme theories to reflect the growth of digital social media, and ergo expanded those ideas to the development of the “Internet meme.”This year, the most fertile ground for Costa Rican memes came from the worlds of sports, crime, failing infrastructure (always a good source for Tico satire; remember the Platina Bridge?), and yes, politics.We’ll start with our favorite, the featured image above, which captures the essence of so many things Costa Rican in a single image: that of a whale lunging out of a flooded San José avenue. Flooding occurs every rainy season in Costa Rica. It’s a fact of life: This country is full of water. And, as expected, on Sept. 25, a sudden downpour flooded San José’s Chinatown when a sewer line backed up.https://vine.co/v/exe0OzZUFbbNow, the original image (below) was compelling enough, but add a whale and it takes on a whole new dimension. Two thumbs up. #oscarlopez #ConfusedTravolta pic.twitter.com/FrtsMvfFkf— Noé Arias (@jnoearias) December 1, 2015 Me siento entumido de frío, con dolor de huesos y un poco de calentura. ¿Cómo se cura esto? pic.twitter.com/bzWSpVLwRX— Lic. Óscar López (@lic_oscarlopez) December 1, 2015 And here’s how the “Internets” responded: listo el pasito. pic.twitter.com/nKGgpGgLYC— Peralta (@HechoPicha_CR) December 1, 2015center_img Related posts:Costa Ricans react to FIFA scandal like every other scandal: with memes Costa Rica’s top 5 political fiascos of 2015 The winners and losers of Costa Rica in 2015 ‘El Codo del Diablo’ forces viewers to rethink narrative of Costa Rica’s democratic past But as head coach of Costa Rica’s “La Sele,” one simply cannot afford to lose one’s cool under pressure. That’s pretty basic for a leader of a world-class team looking to repeat its success in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Sloth Kong does not approve. So, Wanchope was forced to take a seat – both literally and figuratively.Everything eventually worked out, though, because “Chope” landed back on his feet as sporting director of Costa Rica national champions Saprissa, and La Sele, under new head coach Óscar Ramírez, has rediscovered its groove, beating Haiti and Panama in 2018 World Cup qualifying play. All’s well that ends well.https://twitter.com/FutbolAmericaFA/status/631643712951578627And speaking of football, 2015 was the year that (allegedly) corrupt FIFA executives went down hard. Caught up in the maelstrom was former Costa Rican Football Federation President Eduardo Li, a man from humble roots who rose to the upper echelons of global football power only to be arrested in a raid on a Zurich luxury hotel in May at the pinnacle of his prominence in the sport.Earlier this month, Li was extradited to the United States, where he pleaded not guilty to 19 federal charges including fraud and money laundering. Li was a known supporter of Costa Rica’s National Liberation Party, which suffered its own dramatic fall from grace in the last presidential elections due to voter acuity over its loss of political morality. The narrative parallels are intriguing, to say the least, but the memes have much broader appeal:Oh, Sepp. (A mamón chino is Tico for the rambutan fruit. Literally translated, however, it would be “Chinese sucker.”)(“But I’m still coach, right?”)Eh, not for long, Chope.The next meme is simple in design, but beautiful in its etymological purity. Costa Rica’s most important international music and arts festival, known by its acronym FIA (Festival Internacional de las Artes), became a major nightmare for the new Solís administration. Add the letters S, C and O, and you’ve got a six-letter bilingual description of exactly what went down. Read the background here. As the 2015 edition of Costa Rica’s biggest arts festival began to unravel, unflattering memes were quick to circulate on social media, on April 27, 2015. (Via Facebook)Finally, Costa Rica’s favorite jailbird, Narco Paloma, was the subject of our second-favorite meme this year. We’ve written a lot about Narco Paloma, so read those stories here, here, and here. And then you’ll appreciate just how funny this is: (“Pigeons threaten to take San José by force if #NarcoPaloma is not set free”)Happy New Year, everybody. And keep those memes coming in 2016! Facebook Comments Next up is a rather unfortunate tweet from a politician who has some rather unfortunate fundamentalist views on human rights issues. We can all relate to being knock-down, drag-down sick with some horrible virus like gripe quiebra huesos, or worse, dengue, or even worse, chikungunya, but former presidential candidate and current lawmaker Óscar López’s bizarre tweet about feeling sick on the job, combined with his evangelical-based opposition to gay rights and IVF and his failure to value the importance of separation of church and state, make him prime material for memes. And Ticos responded.Here’s his original tweet: #UH: Palomas amenazan con tomar por la fuerza San Jose si no se libera a la #NarcoPaloma pic.twitter.com/uHtKElGsC8— Campos (@AdrianCS93) August 11, 2015last_img read more

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