Hackaday
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For quite some time now we've seen people casting their own countertops and other surfaces out of cement. It's a combination of mold-making and surface finishing that produces a smooth and durable surface at quite a low cost, if you don't factor in damage done to your back when lifting the thing for installation. This offering is a little bit different. [Elliott Spelman] built his own touch sensitive cement table top . When you place your grubby hands on the polished surface, a loop of neon lighting is switched on. This is thanks to a 4:1 mix of quick setting cement and iron oxide powder. Bare copper wire was laid around the edges of the surface to be encased by the cement for making connections later. There were some sad moments when [Elliott] was removing the cast surface from the mold. He ended up cracking it and suggests others be liberal with their use of both wax on the mold before casting, and patience in removing the cement afterward.
Politico
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BBC One South
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Shortly afterward two cars collided on the same stretch of the A413, and both drivers were killed. A children's nursery in Berkshire is facing closure after the Church of England served it with an eviction notice. The Parish of Sonning and Charvil wants the local preschool out of its current home in the church hall. So far it's not been able to find a new location. Joe Campbell reports. at the nearby primary, but now the preschool has been given its marching orders by the building 's owners.
Sky News
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So the question about this man is, when was he radicalize? Was recklessly for it to them, obey -- one-time obey. Or did it happen afterward. -- Guantanamo Bay. Was £1 million not enough to make and want to just stay at home.
TIME - Top Stories
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New presidents often like to talk about their campaign win as a mandate for their policies. But President Trump has taken the practice farther than most, reminiscing about his unexpected campaign win and recounting his exact Electoral College margin at unexpected times. On Tuesday, Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture , taking time afterward to address recent anti-Semitic threats at Jewish community centers. After noting that South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott had come along for the tour, Trump digressed to the election. I also want to thank Senator Tim Scott for joining us today friend of mine, a great, great senator from South Carolina, he said. I like the state of South Carolina. I like all those states where I won by double, double, double digits. You know, those states. But South Carolina was one, and Tim has been fantastic how he represents the people.
MacRumors
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Intel's new XMM 7560 modem [ PDF ] supports LTE Advanced Pro for up to Category 16 download speeds "exceeding" 1 Gbps, and Category 13 upload speeds of up to 225 Mbps. The XMM 7560 modem is Intel's fifth-generation LTE modem, and the first to be manufactured based on its 14nm process. Intel said the XMM 7560 modem is expected to sample in the first half of this year and move into production soon afterward. Both modems support 5x carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO configurations, up to 256-QAM, and other technologies. Both chips also work with a number of cellular technologies, covering most LTE, CDMA, and GSM standards, meaning that equipped smartphones will be usable on most networks around the world. Overall, Qualcomm appears to remain a step ahead of Intel, but it's a rather moot point for now given that Australian carrier Telstra currently has the only Gigabit LTE network in the world.
TIME - Top Stories
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Showering earlier in the evening gives your body a chance to cool off and can even trigger sleep, says Shelby Harris, director of behavioral sleep medicine at New Yorks Montefiore Medical Center. Several studies have shown that warming your body by taking a bath can help induce sleep when theres enough time to cool off afterward. While much of the research has focused on baths, a 20-minute shower would have similar effects, Harris says. Time your shower so you're done about an hour and a half before you want to hit the sack, Harris recommends. That way, by the time you lay down in bed, your body will be cool, dry and ready for sleep. As a bonus, you can fold the very important step of washing your face into your nighttime shower. According to the National Sleep Foundation, cleansing before bed can help clear your skin and reduce breakouts, guard against wrinkles and help night creams and moisturizers work more effectively.
TIME - Top Stories
2 days
Showering earlier in the evening gives your body a chance to cool off and can even trigger sleep, says Shelby Harris, director of behavioral sleep medicine at New Yorks Montefiore Medical Center. Several studies have shown that warming your body by taking a bath can help induce sleep when theres enough time to cool off afterward. While much of the research has focused on baths, a 20-minute shower would have similar effects, Harris says. Time your shower so you're done about an hour and a half before you want to hit the sack, Harris recommends. That way, by the time you lay down in bed, your body will be cool, dry and ready for sleep. As a bonus, you can fold the very important step of washing your face into your nighttime shower. According to the National Sleep Foundation, cleansing before bed can help clear your skin and reduce breakouts, guard against wrinkles and help night creams and moisturizers work more effectively.
Petrolicious
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While the DS undoubtedly had the comfort and style requisite of any respectable grand tourer, the first true GT car from the Gallic brand came to fruition in 1970 with the release of the SM. Citroen had recently purchased financially-troubled Maserati, and went about exercising their engine expertise not long afterward. The SM was the successful product of this union between France and Italy, receiving the innovative hydropneumatic system first introduced in the DS, as well as a V6 motor engineered and built by Maserati. At the time of its release, the SM was the fastest front-wheel-drive car in the world. And to maintain the adequate amount of steering feedback necessary to drive at high speeds for long periods of time, Citroen equipped SMs with an early form of variable power steering; at low speeds the wheel would turn lock-to-lock with much less resistance than it would traveling along the road, making it as easy to park as it was to accurately control at highway speed.
Petrolicious
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Citroen had recently purchased financially-troubled Maserati, and went about exercising their engine expertise not long afterward. The SM was the successful product of this union between France and Italy, receiving the innovative hydropneumatic system first introduced in the DS, as well as a V6 motor engineered and built by Maserati. At the time of its release, the SM was the fastest front-wheel-drive car in the world. And to maintain the adequate amount of steering feedback necessary to drive at high speeds for long periods of time, Citroen equipped SMs with an early form of variable power steering; at low speeds the wheel would turn lock-to-lock with much less resistance than it would traveling along the road, making it as easy to park as it was to accurately control at highway speed. The cutting-edge styling of the SM really started to embody that adjective; hard lines and distinct angles make up the unique look of the car, which at once harkens back to the DS in the way the car sort of launches up and out from the rearmost corners, and yet carves out its own presence too, never to be considered an update or a “re-imagining.
Petrolicious
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Citroen had recently purchased financially-troubled Maserati, and went about exercising their engine expertise not long afterward. The SM was the successful product of this union between France and Italy, receiving the innovative hydropneumatic system first introduced in the DS, as well as a V6 motor engineered and built by Maserati. At the time of its release, the SM was the fastest front-wheel-drive car in the world. And to maintain the adequate amount of steering feedback necessary to drive at high speeds for long periods of time, Citroen equipped SMs with an early form of variable power steering; at low speeds the wheel would turn lock-to-lock with much less resistance than it would traveling along the road, making it as easy to park as it was to accurately control at highway speed. The cutting-edge styling of the SM really started to embody that adjective; hard lines and distinct angles make up the unique look of the car, which at once harkens back to the DS in the way the car sort of launches up and out from the rearmost corners, and yet carves out its own presence too, never to be considered an update or a “re-imagining.
RT America
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Russia’s envoy to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, unexpectedly died on Monday morning, just one day before his 65th birthday. He collapsed at work and died soon afterward, according to the Russian mission. Just two weeks ago, he spoke exclusively with RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky in what turned out to be his last interview. Now, Yaroshevsky joins RT America’s Simone Del Rosario to remember this interview, to give his reaction to the ambassador’s sudden passing and what it might mean for a world in turmoil. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
Mondoweiss
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The synagogue was small and cozy, at least a century old. It was decorated with quotes from the Psalms, parts of prayer. Men sat in one corner and women in the other. I was invited to lead the services, and was afterward treated to fruit and cookies in memory of a deceased congregant, whose anniversary happened on that day. When we left the synagogue, a familiar scene took place, even though I did not understand what was being said. It was Thursday night, and several people argued who would invite me for the Sabbath meals. I gave up all attempts to influence the events, and it was only on Friday night that I was actually led to the home of the parents of the young man with the kipa, who inhabit a spacious home not far from Palestine Square where the main synagogue is located . Besides the young man and his parents, there were two of his sisters as well as a man who spoke English since he had spent a few years in Queens.
TIME - Global Spin
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Pence said the U.S. would demand that Russia honor a 2015 peace deal agreed upon in Minsk, Belarus, to end violence in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russia-backed separatists. Know this: The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable, even as we search for new common ground which as you know President Trump believes can be found, Pence said. Pence met afterward with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who addressed the conference just before the vice president. Merkel stressed the need to maintain international alliances and told the audience, with Pence seated a few feet away, that NATO is in the American interest. European countries along Russia's border are rattled by the prospect of deeper U.S.-Russia ties after Trump suggested sanctions imposed after Russia's annexation of Crimea could be eased in exchange for a nuclear weapons deal, and after the president referred to NATO as obsolete in an interview before his inauguration.
Voice Of America
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CNN
5 days
Those few seconds before opening an email about a university application can be excruciating. What comes afterward could be a wave of joy -- or a wall of dread.
Daily Mail - Australia
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The president fielded reporters' questions for an hour on Thursday, and faced a barrage of criticism afterward from the media outlets he said are stacked against him.
Voice Of America
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Members of Congress said a government immigration official told them that almost all undocumented immigrants are “fair game” for arrest and deportation. Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan met with 10 Democratic representatives Thursday on Capitol Hill. Afterward, Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Democrat from Texas, said it was hard to leave the meeting and believe “the Trump administration is not going to target as many immigrants as possible.” Castro said the only exception was Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipientsimmigrants who came to the United States at a young age and have been protected under a program established by former President Barack Obama. “The only hesitation they seem to have was whether they would go after DACA recipients. … Aside from that, everybody else is fair game for them,” Castro said.
Voice Of America
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Washington Free Beacon
7 days
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) stormed out of a meeting Tuesday with other Senate Republicans and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) on repealing the Affordable Care Act, saying afterward that he heard "undesirable" replacement plans at the gathering. "I hear things that are unacceptable to me," Paul said after the meeting, according to Politico . "If they don't seem to care what conservatives think about complete repeal of Obamacare, they're going to be shocked when they count the votes." Repealing Obamacare is what we all ran on since 2010. As a Physician, I want to repeal and replace pic.twitter.com/H6AWdweqooSenator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 15, 2017 The Kentucky senator has repeatedly pushed for the complete repeal and replacement of Obamacare and was unsatisfied with the partial replacement plans being discussed with Ryan and Senate colleagues.
Washington Free Beacon
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Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) stormed out of a meeting Tuesday with other Senate Republicans and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) on repealing the Affordable Care Act, saying afterward that he heard "undesirable" replacement plans at the gathering. "I hear things that are unacceptable to me," Paul said after the meeting, according to Politico . "If they don't seem to care what conservatives think about complete repeal of Obamacare, they're going to be shocked when they count the votes." Repealing Obamacare is what we all ran on since 2010. As a Physician, I want to repeal and replace pic.twitter.com/H6AWdweqooSenator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 15, 2017 The Kentucky senator has repeatedly pushed for the complete repeal and replacement of Obamacare and was unsatisfied with the partial replacement plans being discussed with Ryan and Senate colleagues.
Hackaday
7 days
While the rockets coming out of Barnard Propulsion Systems look like models of SpaceX's test vehicles, there's a lot more here than looks. [Joe] is using a thrust vectoring system basically mounting the Estes motor in a gimbal attached to a pair of servos. This allows the rockets to fly straight up without fins or even the launch rod used to get the rocket up to speed in the first few millseconds of flight. This is active stabilization of a model rocket, with the inevitable comments of ITAR violations following soon afterward. Taking off vertically is one thing, but [Joe] is also trying to land his rockets vertically. Each rocket he's built has a second Estes motor used only for landing. During descent, the onboard microcontroller calculates the speed, altitude, and determines if it's safe to attempt a vertical landing. If the second motor has sufficient impulse to make velocity and altitude equal zero at the same time, the landing legs deploy and the rocket hopefully makes a soft touchdown in the grass.
DW
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Extra-thick tires and deep tunnels make it possible. Tearing through the snow in the Swiss winter resort of Gstaad -- with fat-bikes. And afterward, riders can reward themselves with a tasty cheese fondue. For more lifestyle go to http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/lifestyle/s-30526
The Huffington Post
8 days
Meet the CubeFit TerraMat, an anti-fatigue mat that helps you stand longer without the usual energy drain afterward. Designed with exercise and yoga positions in mind, the ridges and bumps on this mat allow for continual movement and keeps you feeling energized throughout the day. Raboo Smart Charging : As any entrepreneur will tell you, and anyone with a smartphone can safely say, our lives depend on whether we can charge our devices or not. The patent-pending technology prevents overcharging, which can essentially kill your battery's life. The Smart charging technology also allows users to control the charging limits for their device batteries. It's small and easy to carry along with all the other devices we will need it to charge. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.