first_img Citation: New Wave of Marketing: Upcoming Island Def Jam Party Will Show Nokia N810 (2007, October 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-10-upcoming-island-def-party-nokia.html A party on October 23 at Ruby Skye, a posh night club in San Francisco introduces the New Nokia N810 Tablet and the advent of combining big music giants with titans of technology. The news release by Island Def Jam Music Group, a division of Universal and mspot, an established mobile music and radio company will introduce a new music subscription service and simultaneously co-sponsor Nokia will show off its subscription service MOSH and the new Nokia N810. The greatly anticipated new Nokia N810 Tablet is the answer to small computing with features that surpass the 800 series. Nokia has released images of the new N810 Tablet and it seems to have something for everyone. Sleek style, user friendly keyboard and graphic capabilities that are outstanding. The specifications have not been released by Nokia, but if pictures are worth a thousand words—WOW describes the new Nokia N810.Maybe, that is why Nokia combined efforts with Def Jam Music Group to throw a launch party with top artists and technology wizards. The new Nokia N810 is the ultimate (by appearances) in mobile computing, design and ease of operation. It can download brilliant images, flip over to the users calendar and down load music with ease. It is a work horse for small or large projects and offers true portability. According to Nokia, the new N810 is powered by maemo Linux based OS2008. It has a highly customize user interface and contains the Mozilla based browser with Ajax and Adobe Flash 9. It is Bluetooth supported with enhanced audio and visual capabilities. It is a road warrior in design and application. The user can update a blog, search Google, download music and watch vivid You Tube videos. Needless to say, all that is necessary is a Hot Spot or Internet connection.The Nokia N810 seems to provide that incremental advance that make it newsworthy. According, to Nokia the N810 will start shipping in mid November with a sale price of $479 USD. The new Nokia N810 is set to launch at a party hosted by Island Def Jam Group and Nokia. The highly anticipated Nokia N810 is a sleek, easy to maneuver road warrior. It has something for everyone and may be the first truly mobile computing device. Nokia N810 Tablet 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. New Nokia N810 Internet Tablet hits store shelves Explore furtherlast_img read more

first_img Searching for defects in space Citation: String Theory Gets a Boost (2008, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-01-theory-boost.html This models a small region of the observable universe right after strings have formed, at around 10^{-36} sec, when the distances between them were still only a few times their thickness. Credit: Mark Hindmarsh Cosmic strings are present in many high-energy physics theories. They are thought to be spaghetti-like structures, each mile weighing perhaps as much as our entire planet. Despite the weight, widths are thought to be significantly smaller than an atom. However, their existence has yet to be detected. Now, though, a team of cosmologists has discovered some hints that cosmic strings exist. “At the moment,” Martin Kunz, a scientist at the University of Geneva when the paper was written, tells PhysOrg.com, “what we have found slightly prefers, or at least does not disfavor, cosmic strings.” Kunz is part of a team led by Mark Hindmarsh of the University of Sussex in Brighton, U.K., using measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation to search for evidence of cosmic strings. This team, which includes Neil Bevis at Imperial College in London and Jon Urrestilla at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA, have reported their findings in Physical Review Letters: “Fitting Cosmic Microwave Background Data with Cosmic Strings and Inflation.”“As these strings move around,” Kunz explains, “they will cause perturbations, attracting matter behind them. These perturbations become visible in the comic microwave background radiation. If there are cosmic strings, they induce extra perturbations that could be indirectly detected.” In order to determine whether cosmic strings might be possible, Kunz and his peers factored a variety of parameters into a supercomputer and created different models. “We made new simulations of traces of cosmic strings,” Kunz says. “We calculated perturbations from standard inflation and calculated them from cosmic strings. We did model comparisons.” The result was that, after predictions were compared to cosmic microwave data from NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, it appeared that theories including cosmic strings offer the best explanation for the pattern of microwave radiation present in the universe.Kunz cautions that cosmic strings are far from an absolute. “We need more data,” he insists. “While this result slightly favors cosmic strings, it isn’t conclusive.” Kunz says that better data may come from the Planck Satellite mission, which is due for launch this year by the European Space Agency.“If we could detect strings,” Kunz points out, “it would tell us a lot about particle physics, and help us understand more about the fundamental structure of physics at very high energies, much higher than what can be probed in particle accelerators. Finding strings would be very helpful in areas of fundamental theory.”Until more data is gathered, and more work done in the field, cosmic strings are likely to remain a subject of scientific debate. But this latest work on cosmic strings is encouraging for those who subscribe to string theory – a theory that could possibly tie quantum physics and gravity together, as well as provide a fundamental understanding of high-energy and condensed matter physics.“What this does is show that cosmic strings could account for what we can detect in the universe,” Kunz says. “It doesn’t prove anything, and we do need more data. But it does show us that cosmic strings are worth looking at again. We haven’t detected them yet, but it’s something to watch for.”Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further 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. Among the scientific theories that excite a great deal of controversy are those theories that deal with strings. And the idea of cosmic strings gets as much play as any in scientific circles.last_img read more

first_img Time in a bottle: Scientists watch evolution unfold Citation: Slower evolving bacteria win in the end (2011, March 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-slower-evolving-bacteria.html Professor Richard Lenski of Michigan State University in East Lansing and colleagues aimed to work out if some changes in DNA affect the evolutionary potential, or “evolvability,” of organisms.In the study, the researchers investigated four genetically distinct clones of Escherichia coli clones, and sampled them periodically to look for the presence of five specific beneficial mutations. They discovered that after 500 generations all lineages had acquired beneficial mutations but two had significantly more than the others, which should suggest they were more likely to survive in the long-term than the other line of bacteria. What they found instead was that after 1,500 generations the other two lineages had gone on to dominate.One of the co-authors of the paper, published in the journal Science, Dr Tim Cooper of the University of Houston, Texas, said the bacterial “race” could be compared to the fable of the hare and the tortoise, saying that the hare would win a 100 meter race, but the tortoise might win a marathon. In the “hare” bacteria at least four beneficial mutations were present at the 500th generation, but despite this after another 883 generations they were growing over two percent slower than the other lineages, and by the 1,500th generation, they were extinct in the flasks.To try to find out why, they used frozen samples of the 500th generation of bacteria and ran the evolution experiment again a number of times. In almost, but not all, of these experiments the “tortoise” clones went on to win.They discovered that one of the genes in which beneficial mutations were found at the 500 generation mark was topA, a gene involved in winding DNA into a twisted band, which makes it easier for genes to be turned on and off. The mutations were slightly different in the slow and fast evolving bacteria, with the mutation in the “tortoise” bacteria affecting the next link down in the protein’s amino acid chain.After the 883 generations the “tortoise” topA mutation had interacted with a mutation in another gene called spoT, which increased its fitness. The topA mutation in the other lineages did not interact so favorably with later mutations and the spoT mutation was rendered useless, and made the “hares” less fit for long-term domination.The bacteria used in these experiments are part of a larger evolution study that has been running since 1988, or over 50,000 generations, which makes it the longest-running evolution experiment in the world. The experiment began with a dozen strains of E.coli, bred from a single ancestor. Every 500 generations (75 days), samples of the mixed-strains are frozen and stored and the mean fitness is compared to that of the ancestor. (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists in the US have found bacteria that evolve slowly are more likely to survive in the long term than those evolving more quickly. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further More information: — myxo.css.msu.edu/ecoli/– Second-Order Selection for Evolvability in a Large Escherichia coli Population, Science 18 March 2011: Vol. 331 no. 6023 pp. 1433-1436, DOI:10.1126/science.1198914 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. A scanning electron micrograph of E. coli. Credit: NIHlast_img read more

first_img by NPR News Barbara Campbell 8.23.19 11:53pm A jury has convicted Michael Drejka, a white Florida man, who fatally shot an unarmed black man, Markeis McGlockton, in July 2018.Drejka’s defense used the state’s “stand your ground” law, saying he feared for his safety when the two men got in an argument over the use of a handicapped-accessible space in a convenience store parking lot in Clearwater.Prosecutors said the incident began when Drejka confronted McGlockton’s girlfriend as she sat in the car, which was parked in a handicapped space. They said McGlockton was in the store and when he returned with the couple’s 5-year-old son, the dispute escalated and McGlockton shoved Drejka to the ground.Surveillance video of the scene shows Drejka, who has a concealed-carry permit, draw his weapon and fire one fatal shot at McGlockton.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri didn’t initially arrest Drejka because he believed the “stand your ground” law applied.The law, as described by The Associated Press, is a lengthy one that “generally says a shooting is justified if a reasonable person under those circumstances would believe they are in danger of death or great bodily harm. But it also says the shooter could not have instigated the altercation.” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Drejka told deputies, “When he was on the ground … he was in fear … that the next thing that’s going to happen is that he’s going to be reattacked by McGlockton.”Several weeks later, after protests, Drejka was charged with manslaughter by the state attorney’s office.Jurors took six hours to settle on the verdict. During deliberations, the jurors sent the judge a note saying they were confused by the self-defense law, according to The AP. The judge said he could only read them the law again.When the guilty verdict was announced, the Tampa Bay Times reports, “In the front row of the gallery, McGlockton’s girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, threw up her hands and clapped. A woman broke into sobs. McGlockton’s father pressed his elbows into his knees as supporters squeezed his shoulder. His mother embraced family.”The judge ordered Drejka to be held in custody until sentencing. He could get up to 30 years in prison.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Florida Man Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Despite ‘… last_img read more

31 Aug / 2019

Crack up and how

first_imgSudhir Tailang is one of India’s finest and renowned political cartoonists. He has held only two solo-shows in Delhi in the past three decades This show was  his solo show in the capital after a gap of almost 12 years. The retrospective was a selection of his best works from different periods. He has satirized PMs, CMs, ministers, Presidents, Governors and all sorts of politicians across the democratic spectrum. In the past three decades or so, Sudhir’s had the privilege of drawing many prime ministers. Most of them invented solely to serve the cause of cartooning! From Indira Gandhi to Manmohan Singh—he’s essayed the journey of nine Prime Ministers in his inimitable style. The retrospective was a slice of India’s comic history of the past three turbulent decades. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Apart from Sudhir’s political cartoons, the show also featured his forays into other areas- his travel sketches, his caricatures and his works on other mediums. At the rate of 7 cartoons a week, has drawn thousands of cartoons and caricature in the past three decades of professional cartooning. Most of the cartoons in this show were on subjects that concern all of us in our everyday life. Water, corruption, schools, hospitals, security, gender issues, law and order. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSudhir has worked with The Illustrated Weekly and other The Times Group publications, Indian Express, The Hindustan Times. He presently draws for The Asian Age and The Deccan Chronicle. He was awarded Padma Shri by the President of India in 2004, for his contribution to the art of Cartooning and Journalism.  The IHC exhibition got over on 7 November but the show will continue at Art Alive, Panchsheel Park, thereafter till 15 November.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Diabetes and Endocrinology Forum (DEF) will start a cardiac diabetes course for the doctors at Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and will also provide free insulin to patients suffering from type 1 diabetes under KMC area.DEF will sign a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Monday in this regard. It has been learnt that the DEF will train permanent doctors of KMC on cardiac diabetes. The total duration of the course will be between four and twelve months. Apart from diabetes, the training course will also include COPD and thyroid. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAs per plan, a special clinic will be opened at all the borough offices of KMC, where patients with chronic history of diabetes would be referred to. There will be specially trained health employees of KMC, who will make people aware on how to take insulin at home. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients under the jurisdiction of KMC will be provided treatment at the clinic.The patients suffering from type 1 diabetes will be provided insulin completely free of cost. When a patient comes to the primary health care centres at various wards, he/she will be inquired by the KMC doctors about their ailments in detail. Only those requiring insulin will be sent to the special clinics, which will come up at the borough level. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedOne of the main purposes behind organising the training is to mitigate cardiovascular risk in diabetes. DEF is organised its 8th ‘Diabetes Update 2018, Kolkata’, at a city hotel on Sunday.According to a survey, there are over 62 million people with diabetes in India, projected to be over 79 million by 2030. An estimated 11.7% prevalence of diabetes is in Kolkata, 11.6% in Delhi, 12.4% in Bangalore and 13.4% in Chennai. Also, there are one million deaths in India every year due to Diabetes. Even the younger population is being affected by diabetes in India.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar City Police arrested a person on charges of sexual assault on a woman at New Town and another three for assaulting her husband and son. The victims are residents of DD 94 under the jurisdiction of New Town police station.The sexual assault victim’s husband Biren Pradhan is the caretaker of an under-construction building adjacent to their residence.According to police sources, Pradhan and his son Sujoy had ventured out of their house at around 1 am on Thursday night, after hearing a ruckus in front of their residence. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAs they protested, they were beaten up by three miscreants. When the woman came out to rescue her husband and son, she was taken to the first floor of the under-construction building and was sexually assaulted.The person who committed the offence also took away her mobile phone and a small bag containing some money and the voter ID card and pan card of her husband.The woman lodged a written complaint on Thursday night at New Town police station and the police immediately took action and arrested one Kamaluddin Dhali (25), a resident of Thakurdari Muslimpara in New Town, on charges of sexual assault.The sleuths also conducted the medical examination of the victim at Bidhannagar Sub Divisional Hospital.The police also arrested three persons: Jakir Hossain Dhali (18), Kamal Dhali alias Chotobabu (28) and Sadique Hossain Dhali (25) alias Notu, residing at the same police station area, for being involved in the assault of the victim’s husband and son.last_img read more

31 Aug / 2019

Lyrical delight

first_imgGhazal poetry has got the power to relax the mind, body and soul when trivial and unimportant matters take up most of our time. To bring forth the smooth amalgamation of words and music, Mridula Satish Tandon is going to present ‘Soch Se Saaz-o-Aawaz Tak’ in the national capital. One can experience the enchantment of the ghazals of poet Farhat Shahzad and the talented versatility of the popular ghazal singer, Shakeel Ahmed, who will bring fresh and original compositions along with evergreen favourites to delight the audience. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Farhat Shahzad will be giving a tribute to the long association with Ustad Mehdi Hasan and will also announce the soon to be launched book of ghazals by Farhat Shahzad in Devnagri script.The program is presented as an ongoing initiative by SIET to provide visibility to contemporary poets and to give access to the public to a rich and creative literary world.Farhat Shahzad is a name which stands tall in the pantheon of poets. His ghazals create an imagery and a tracery of emotions which speaks to each individual as his ethos seems to arise from the humanity, which is the cultural hall mark of the Ganga Jamni tehzeeb of Indian civilization Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFarhat Shahzad shot to a meteoric fame and celebrity in 1985 with the release of an album Kehna Usey. The wildly popular new album Kehna Usey, comprised of nine ghazals, sung by ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan, and  all the sensational nine ghazals in the album were  written  by Farhat Shazad. The world of music discovered a new star in him. Shahzad had earned highest respect in the world of music and poetry when he first forayed into this genre. Ustad Mehdi Hassan  did three exclusive albums based on the poetry and ghazals of Shahzad sahib and included his work in many other composite selections.  Ghulam Ali has produced two albums exclusively of his poems. The famous Sufi singer Maqbool Sabri has exclusively used Farhat Sahib’s ghazals in two albums.Farhat Shahzad’s poetry has been sung by and celebrated by all our legendary ghazal singers of contemporary times, Mehdi Hassan, Jagjit Singh and Ghulam Ali. Lata Mangeshkar also sang his ghazal in her album Saadgi. The only duet between Lata Mangeshkar and Mehndi Hasan uses his lyrics Tera Milna Bahut Achha Lage Hai. Shakeel Ahmed is considered a specialist in Ghazal gayaki. His popularity as a composer and singer spans beyond India, to countries like Pakistan, Kuwait, Dubai, Hong Kong etc. He has performed to packed audiences across different countries where his performances have been made memorable by his melodious and soul stirring renditions. Shahzad’s rendition of ghazals is marked by the intricacies of classical notations. He possesses an exceptional voice noted for range and sensitivity. His excellence and finesse in voice control and modulation, ability to deliver emotion convincingly, discernment in projecting the sentiment expressed by the poet, crisp and clear voice coupled with his impeccable diction of both Hindi and Urdu languages have won him accolades of the discerning listener everywhere. Shakeel Ahmed too combines a deep knowledge of Music with a passion and feel for the subject which imbues his rendering of ghazals with an intense but easy understanding of the emotions conveyed by the lyrics.When: December 6 Where: Amaltas Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi RoadTiming: 6.30 pm onwardslast_img read more

first_imgLong back in 2005, MF Husain had once scribbled a line on an exhibition catalogue at Kumar Gallery- “Am I the relic of British Empire?”, which he did in the margin of a picture of his own work- a flamboyant self-portrait in full regalia juxtaposed with images of Mother Teresa, Lord Ganesha and polo players – that was titled ‘Relics of the Empire’.A collateral event of India Art Fair 2016, the group show titled ‘Celebration’ will be held in the national Capital from January 25 till February 5. The show, where oil on canvas once again will find a place in a group show at Kumar Gallery, also coincides with the 60th year of Kumar Gallery. Around 45 paintings will be showcased by modern masters and renowned artists. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The earliest work in the show is a1938 oil on canvas by Ram Kinkar Baij titled ‘Toilet’ (seated nude lady with maid combing her hair). Then, there is a late 1940s Jamini Roy depicting the finesse of his folk-based lines in a tempera work titled ‘Man with Hookah.Some of the other highlights of the show are a 1996 Rameshwar Broota titled ‘Scripted in Time’ (also the largest in the show at 70 by 90 inches), a 1984 acrylic on canvas titled ‘Radha in Vrindavan’ by KS Kulkarni and a striking work titled ‘The Foreman’ from 1961 by FN Souza. The show also includes never-seen-before works by Husain (a self portrait 1969), Paysage (1958) by SH Raza, rarely seen impastos on paper by Sohan Qadri and an oil on canvas titled ‘To The Market’ (1961) by NS Bendre.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe exhibition will also include artworks from the show and astute essays by art critic Keshav Malik, compiled in a comprehensive book of 200 pages. It will also have some of the early shows of modern masters at Kumar Gallery in the 1950’s and 60’s and most candid images of bonhomie amongst Indian artists, critics and their mentors, the Kumars. Captured at various events over the last six decades, these images in the book serve both as visual documentation of historical importance as well as reflect on the evolution and growth of modern Indian art. The show will also be a reflective of Kumar Gallery’s impeccable art collection. Sunit Kumar said: “This is the sixth edition of ‘Celebration’ show but this time, the emphasis is on modern masters whose aesthetic merit is not only publicly acknowledged but who are also academically most sound, the true avant garde of Indian modern art”.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will open 16 free special cardio diabetic clinics soon, deputy Mayor designate Atin Ghosh said on Tuesday. The centres will come up in every borough and will be manned by specialised doctors. A costly equipment to do tests of retina will be set up at the KMC health office in Hatibagan. The specialised centres will function as referral centres. The KMC runs 144 health centres in every Ward where primary care is given to diabetic patients and even costly medicines are given free of cost. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that India will be the main centre of four diseases by 2025. They are diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer and depression. Diabetes has spread like wild fire in India in the past one decade. Its victims are people coming from various economic backgrounds. Children are also suffering from the disease. The number of renal failure cases has gone up due to diabetes. Sedentary habits are one of the major causes of diabetes. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe KMC doctors who treat diabetic patients in the Ward clinics will refer those who need special attention. They will be examined by the specialists there. There will be educators also who will train patients about how to administer Insulin and the medicine will be given free of cost. The doctors who treat diabetes patients at the Ward level clinics have received training and are handling them regularly. They have been given training by expert endocrinologists. The number of diabetic patients in the KMC clinics is going up. Moreover, most of the patients do not do eye check-ups and are found to be suffering from diabetic retinopathy. Once the specialised clinics come up, there will be comprehensive treatment available. KMC officials regretted that as the medicines are given free of cost, many people think that the patients are not looked after properly.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A Bangladeshi national has been arrested at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport, Kolkata, with a huge amount of foreign currency on Saturday morning. Suspicion grew within the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel during the baggage checking as the currency was visible at the time of scanning.According to CISF authority, at around 11 am, when baggage checking for a Dhaka-bound flight was in progress, an on-duty CISF officer noticed a suspicious image on the scanner screen. To investigate the matter, the CISF personnel decided to check the baggage physically. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe passenger, identified as Alam Shah, was also detained for inquiry. After opening the baggage, no suspicious items could be located. But the CISF personnel was not convinced as the bag seemed unusually heavy in respect of the items that were packed inside. The items inside the baggage were then taken out and was passed through the scanner again. It was found that a false compartment had been created at the bottom of the bag. Immediately, the portion was cut open and the huge amount of US dollars were found. During counting, it was revealed that Shah was carrying US $70,000 approximately worth Rs 47.42 lakh. Shah was later handed over to the Customs officials for further action.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Tension was triggered at Bally area after a woman’s body parts and head was found inside two travel bags. Till Thursday night, the identity of the deceased could not be established. Five knives were also found inside the bags.According to sources, local residents saw two bags filled with something at the Jetia Ghat under the Bally bridge on Thursday morning. A few of them subsequently went close and dragged the bags out of the water. As soon as they opened the bags, they saw the horrifying sight of the decapitated head and some body parts of a woman. Immediately, the Bally police station was informed. Police soon went to the spot and sent the head and body parts for autopsy examination. After preliminary investigation, it is suspected that the woman might have been aged between 25-30 years. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataShe was likely killed very recently as the body parts and the head was found in only partially decomposed condition. It is almost clear that the miscreant or miscreants involved in the crime had tried to hide her identity and thus had chopped up the body parts. However, it is not clear that whether the bags were thrown into river Ganges from somewhere or if they had been dumped at the Jetai Ghat during the dark hours. Police took a picture of the head and circulated it in all police stations of Howrah, Barrackpore and Kolkata Police. As there are no CCTV cameras installed in and around the Jetia Ghat, police are facing trouble cracking the case. It is suspected that the woman might have been killed over some old rivalry and the motive behind the murder might be revenge. Though it is almost confirmed that the body parts found inside the second bag are of the woman, police may go for a DNA test to establish it officially.last_img read more

first_imgLifting the look of your house can be easy with a change or two in soft furnishings. Play around with a rug or throw in cushions to style it well, suggest experts. Interior designers share some tips: Style the windows: The windows are the eyes of the home, letting in light and confining the world outside. Try and pick trendy curtains for your windows – for example, strong textures or wild examples, Venetian blinds or manor screens. Make a statement with a rug: Your eyes will normally be attracted to walls and furniture, but did you realise that a carpet/rug can truly integrate the room? Pick something that you can manage the cost of. Only buy if you adore it. A rug encompasses the furniture arrangement and makes the decor look complete. Important points to note while selecting a rug are size, colours, texture and most importantly, its maintenance. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfScatter cushions: In case you are becoming weary of a plain, uninviting room, a simple method to add positivity is by introducing some cushions or throws. Revive a favourite sofa or chair: We all have that one most loved household item that we just couldn’t stand to dispose off. Regardless of whether it’s a legacy wingback seat or a comfortable Chesterfield couch, there’s no requirement for a substitution. Pick squashed velvet, an extravagant print or much calfskin -–maybe pick something swanky to make the thing emerge significantly more to give a special style to your living room. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOne of the easiest things to look for while decorating is curtains, things you might have already stashed away in your cupboards. There are plenty of things already in your home you may not have considered wall-worthy. Take another look at curtains, scarves and fabrics you’ve collected and use one large, or several smaller pieces by hanging them on a rod or directly onto the wall with small hooks sewn onto the back. Complementary bed linens accentuate the decor. A printed bedspread really uplifts a space when it comes to décor. Pile on the pillows, and don’t shy away from mixing patterns. This is one of the easiest ways to accessorize and brighten a room, whether you buy them or make your own. Combine large prints with small ones, geometrics and florals. Bright, fuller pillows in varying colours and textures, blend different groupings. Another quick hack to make a throw pillow seem so much more luxurious is to replace the original insides with a feather insert. They will look and feel so much better than foam. Using objects such as musical instruments and album covers makes a fitting display in your living room – particularly when hung together in a grouping arrangement.last_img read more

first_imgRocketry was one of the most important developments during the 20th century. Without rocketry, we would not have space travel, missile systems or even fireworks. While the concept of rockets can be traced back as far as the 13th century, viable concepts for space flight did not emerge until hundreds of years later. The early days of modern rocketry were a wild and exciting time period. With many theories abounding, scientists rushed to develop properly functioning rockets that could achieve long-term flight.While artillery based rocket systems had been developed in the 1800s, the idea of achieving manned spaceflight was still far off. Books proposing the theories of manned rockets would hit the presses in the 1900s.Rocket scientists, commemorative stamps, 1983.One book, a German work known in English as By Rocket into Planetary Space, would influence a young engineer by the name of Reinhold Tiling. Reinhold was a Bavarian who had served as a fighter pilot in World War 1 and was well educated in both physics and mechanical engineering.By 1926, he was working as an air traffic controller at an airport. Working closely with air transportation would motivate him to begin experimenting in the realm of rocketry within two years.Reinhold Tiling on a 1983 Paraguay stampReinhold’s rocket designs were made to be reusable rocket planes. These rockets were designed to lift off using rocket propulsion but then would land with wings. The value of this design was cost efficiency. Having to purchase entirely new parts for a whole rocket would be costly but being able to reuse the plane itself would save money and allow for more experimentation.Tiling’s post office rocket. Photo by Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-11541 / CC-BY-SA 3.0Reinhold’s career in rocketry wasn’t a particularly long or fruitful one. While he didn’t have any major contributions to the field in general, his experiments did draw a lot of public attention. One such experiment was when he was able to successfully launch a post office rocket.Stephen Hawking QuotesThis rocket, containing 188 postcards, was designed to carry their payload safely to another destination. While this was primarily an experiment to prove that items could stay safe within a rocket, it drew a lot of attention.Reinhold Tiling next to the 1. Osnabrücker Raketenflugtag rocketplane, August 21 1932.In 1931, Reinhold Tiling was able to successfully fire the post office rocket with an audience watching in awe as the rocket took off, keeping its payload safe. Unlike other scientists, who often kept their experiments secret until after their success, Reinhold had no reservations about displaying his successes and failures out in the open.Posters advertising his rocket launches were often placed around town and newspapers were informed ahead of time, in the hopes of garnering enough attention. Whether Reinhold Tiling was wanting publicity to increase his own personal fame or if he was just looking to gain attention for more funding is unknown.Reinhold Tiling beside one of his rockets.Reinhold Tiling’s work in rocketry would come to an unfortunate end in 1933. On October 10, 1933, there was an explosion within Tiling’s workshop. The explosion was caused by a powder compound that was overheated for the purpose of fueling rockets.He, his assistant, and his mechanic were all in the workshop at the time and suffered from serious burns. Despite his initial survival of the event, the wounds were too great and Reinhold Tiling died the following day, as did his assistant and mechanic.Launch of the rocket by Reinhold Tilings from Wangerooge island, 1929.Reinhold Tiling would have undoubtedly continued to contribute to rocketry within Germany had his life not been tragically cut short due to the accident. While he might not be well remembered in the history books, nor will his name be among the great men in rocket science, he was still a pioneer.Read another story from us: The only known spacecraft that was armed was an early Soviet space station built for spying purposesWithout men like him, who were willing to take risks and experiment with new forms of transportation, space travel would still be nothing more than a pipe dream.Andrew Pourciaux is a novelist hailing from sunny Sarasota, Florida, where he spends the majority of his time writing and podcasting.last_img read more

first_imgThe Cavs overhauled most of their roster with a slew of deadline deals in which they acquired George Hill, Rodney Hood in a three-team deal with the Kings and Jazz, and Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, Jr. from the Lakers for malcontent Isaiah Thomas.In their debut against Boston, a re-energized LeBron and his new squad manhandled the Kyrie Irving and the Celtics on Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony day, and Colin thinks the deadline roster reformation has ended any hope that Boston can win the East this season.The younger, longer, more versatile Cavs also closed the gap on the Warriors in a prospective NBA Finals matchup. The old, old roster looked poised to get slaughtered if they could somehow limp out of the East.The Warriors are still the favorites, but the Cavs have made things a lot more interesting after their aggressive deadline moves. GM Koby Altman went all-in and deserves credit.“Cleveland separated from Boston and Cleveland absolutely closed the gap on Golden State.” — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/XriUN29RQ3— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 12, 2018last_img read more

first_imgVegas has Tiger Woods listed as the odds on favorite to win the Masters after his second place finish at the Valspar Championship. During the first round of today’s Arnold Championship he continued to dip into the fountain of youth by sinking a ridiculous 71-foot birdie putt on Bay Hill’s Par 3 7th. He’s currently 2nd at 4 under.Tiger Tiger Woods, y’all. Advertisementlast_img

first_imgSean Payton’s 4th and 1 fake punt sneak with backup QB Taysom Hill while trailing the Eagles 14-0 in the second quarter of their Divisional Round matchup flipped the momentum when New Orleans was on the ropes, and the call was based on a lot more than hunch.It turns out the Saints had discovered a tendency on film when Philly went to their “punt safe” coverage where Fletcher Cox was basically going through the motions. When Sean Payton saw the same look last Sunday, he gave the green light on the game-changing play.NFL Films broke down the tape of Cox dogging it in the same look during Philly’s Wild Card win over the Bears, and if you like x’s and o’s, this clip shows the film study that led to the call.The NFL is a game of inches and preparation. This play is the perfect example of both leading to a huge W.Never take plays off.👀 Incredible video:On one of the biggest plays of the game, the Saints WANTED to run a fake punt into the Eagles *regular defense* because they knew Fletcher Cox was going to play passively from film study. They ran right at him & converted the 1st down. pic.twitter.com/DhlWD8Yt9Q— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 17, 2019last_img read more

first_imgNovember 5, 2013 Apple Inc. is interested in sapphires. No, the tech giant isn’t getting into the jewelry business. It has plans to build a manufacturing facility in Mesa, Ariz. to create sapphire material likely to be used in production of Apple devices.The news was announced by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who hailed the technology company’s choice as a significant capital investment in the state that will create at least 700 permanent jobs and 1,300 construction jobs.”Apple will have an incredibly positive economic impact for Arizona,” Gov. Brewer says. “Their investment in renewable energy will also be greening our power grid, and creating significant new solar and geothermal power sources for the state.”Related: 10 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Your Next SmartphoneApple is partnering with Merrimack, N.H.-based GT Advanced Technologies to open the manufacturing plant. GT says it specializes in innovative crystal growth equipment solutions for a number of industries, including consumer electronics. In addition to occurring naturally, sapphire material can be manufactured for industrial purposes.Apple will give GT a prepayment of $578 million which will be repaid over the course of five years, beginning in 2015, GT says. Apple will own the facility but GT will own and operate the production furnaces.So far, Apple is mum about what exactly it will be manufacturing, but reports have speculated that the sapphire material could be used in screen production for devices like iPads and iPhones.Related: Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

first_img Listen Now Though it may be slightly later to the set-top box party, Amazon is looking to differentiate itself from competitors with a video streamer you can talk to.The ecommerce giant unveiled its long-anticipated Fire TV during a press event in New York this morning — on the very day that the $99 box will be available to ship.And Amazon vice president Peter Larsen took the opportunity to knock the clunky navigation, laggy buffering and closed content ecosystems of competing boxes, as he described them — including those of Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast.Related: Amazon Is Now Accepting Returns Through its LockersTo address these issues, Amazon has amped up Fire TV’s specs with a quad-core processor for “three times the processing power of Apple TV and Roku” as well as four times as much memory.To avoid excessive buffering, an Advanced Streaming and Prediction (ASAP) feature “dynamically adapts to your viewing habits,” Amazon said.Perhaps most markedly, quipped Jeff Bezos in a letter on Amazon’s website, “Fire TV has voice search that actually works” — as well as a zany commercial starring Gary Busey to illustrate how viewers can speak the names of titles, actors or genres into their remotes.Related: Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service ‘Falls Squarely Within the Law’The thin, black, square, 4-inch box represents the latest foray by Amazon into the hardware space following the launch of its revolutionary Kindle family of devices (which also tout a fire-themed name.)While Amazon already offers its own video-streaming service, Amazon Prime — and develops proprietary content via Amazon Studios — Fire TV’s content partners at launch time will include Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Showtime Anytime and many more, though notably not HBO GO.In addition to 200,000 TV episodes and movies, Fire TV is also throwing over 100 games into the mix. A Fire Game Controller will be sold separately for $39.99, and both free and paid games will be available for an average price of $1.85.Users can also stream “millions” of songs from services like Pandora, iHeartRadio and more.Related: Apple and Comcast in Talks to Create Priority TV Streaming Service 2 min read Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger.center_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer April 2, 2014last_img read more

first_imgJanuary 22, 2015 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowcenter_img While online education has been gaining traction in America for roughly 15 years, the inevitable maturation and spread of this technology into developing countries is bound to spark a revolution.That was a key takeaway from a letter penned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — which, with an endowment of $42.3 billion, represents one of the largest private foundations on earth.On this, its 15th anniversary, the Foundation laid bare its hopes for the world over the next 15 years — including the prediction that online education will reach hundreds of millions of people across the globe.Related: Duolingo, the Chart-Topping Language App, Unveils a Platform for TeachersThe growth of high-speed cell networks and a proliferation of affordable devices will largely fuel this accessibility.Children who have grown up with smartphones and tablets, for instance, tend to utilize them intuitively. Therefore, according to the Foundation, kids in third world countries will eventually be able to learn letters and numbers before even entering primary school, aided by software that adjusts to various learning speeds.The Foundation also envisions online education that better feeds into specific career paths. Whereas early efforts in the field have “amounted to little more than pointing a camera at a university lecturer and hitting the ‘record,’ button,” according to the Gates letter, new coursework would ostensibly hone in on specific professional requirements.Related: The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online EducationPerhaps most vital to the future of education, however — especially in developing countries — is closing the gender gap. One way this can be accomplished is by putting technology in the hands of women. In Africa and South Asia, for instance, women are far less likely than men to own a cell phone.While education can be a powerful force for equality, if such pain points aren’t addressed, writes the Foundation, “then education will become another cause of inequity, rather than a cure for it.”For more predictions about how the world might look in 2030, check out the Gates letter in full right here.Related: Bill Gates’ 5 Favorite Books of 2014 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more