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Shea Gunther was out skating on a lake in Maine when he tossed the toy to see how it would fly in the wind. The disc skittered across the ice for almost a minute and a half before stopping in a reed bed.
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David Beckham will appear on Desert Island Disc for their 75th anniversary [BBC Radio 4] The ex-footballer will appear on Desert Island Discs for their 75th anniversary episode. Becks will share with presenter Kirsty Young eight discs, a book and a luxury he would take with him if they were castaway on a mythical desert island. “Music has been a huge part of my – and my family’s – life,” the former England football captain said. David is a big fan of The Stone ...
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Tom Daley has said he could end up in a wheelchair [Getty] Olympic diver Tom Daley has spoken about the strain that sport has put on his body. The 22 year old said that years of rigorous training have caused him to suffer from a crippling back condition. He’s now having to take special measures in hopes of delaying a degenerative disc disease where discs in the vertebrae break down. Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “We hit the water at 35mph and it takes 1.6 ...
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In the case of propellers, the cavities erode the bladessubstance. Shkval’s designers, however, sought, by amplifying the phenomenon, to make use of it. They gave their weapon a blunt nose fitted with a flat disc (pictured above) that creates a circular trailing edge... Continue reading
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The drought of new releases is over, with no fewer than six new DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases debuting among the top 20 on the national home video sales charts for the week that ended Jan. 15. Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” and Warner’s “The Accountantbowed at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on both the... Read more »
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While the cars will come standard with rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive will also be an option. The EPA and the NHTSA were expected to elaborate on the legislation with their respective sets of regulations sometime this year. When he announced the two new models in the fall of 2015 , Contarino said he purposely avoided reintroducing the Checker four-door taxi because plenty of other manufacturers offer such cars. Instead, he wanted to explore two other niches: the El Camino/Ranchero-inspired personal pickup (offers... the conveniences of a car with added benefits of a truck bed for transporting bicycles, camping equipment and more, according to the press release) and the Aerobus-inspired four-row hotel limousine. Two proof-of-concept models are currently under construction, Contarino said. All new Checkers will come with four-wheel disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, LED lighting, a first-aid kit, and an on-board air compressor.
Sputnik International
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Filmed by a man while skating on a frozen lake, the disc moves entirely due to the wind. Would it ever fall?
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Techradar - Reviews
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An HDMI cable still juts out of one end of the disc while the other hosts a microUSB port used for charging that charging cable, by the way, now needs to be plugged into a wall outlet via the included adapter, and can no longer be charged by a USB port on your TV but the layman would be hard-pressed to pick out one from the other. That said, to the trained eye there are three major differences and one minor one in the design department. The first is that, circumference-wise, the Ultra is just a hair bigger than the 2015 Chromecast. Its58.20 mm in length now versus 51.81 mm on last years model. Its not a big difference, though, and the Ultra still hides behind the TV with relative ease despite the gain. The minor tweak is that the Ultra is currently only available in a single color, black, unlike last years version which came in fun, eye-popping colors like coral and lemonade.
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You can be as happy as the people in this photo if you buy the Woodstock 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 3-disc Blu-ray . It's on sale for $5 on Amazon. It has 11 never-before-seen songs.
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Harness the power. Intended for right-handed cosplayers, a switch on the disc lets you swing the blade out or sheathe it along your arm. The adjustable forearm strap means this fits a wide variety of Sheps and non-Sheps, armored or not.
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I4U News
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Some of the farthest stars of Milky Way may be stolen from another galaxy.According to a new research, five distant stars are lying in such an unusual place, well outside the Milky Way’s spiral disc...
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Eleven hundred cc of Moto Guzzi muscle from Florida, a cafe'd Ducati Hypermotard from Germany, and proof from Jakarta that the Kawasaki ER6n can be turned into a good looking bike. We're going global this week. Honda CB550 by Ripple Rock Racers My local shop, Town Moto in Toronto, has a tradition of featuring a different motorcycle in their front window every month. Sometimes it’s a new bike, like Triumph’s Thruxton R or a Husky Supermoto, and sometimes it’s a custom—like this very tidy brat/cafe hybrid from Winnipeg’s Ripple Rock Racers . Working with a Honda CB550, ‘OZ’ is described by RRR’s Kemp Archibald as “Comfortable yet stylish, a simple and clean affair with a performance heart.” To get the old Honda to this state, RRR stripped the donor bike down completely before detabbing the frame and taking the cutting disc to the rear end. A new tray was fab’d up to hide the electrics and deliver a clean triangle beneath the diamond stitched leather seat.
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Techradar - Reviews
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Roaming a park? Plug the two controller sticks in either side of the screen and you can walk about and collect those Zelda rupees at the same time. From the restrained core grey and black color scheme, as heavily displayed in pre-release marketing (blue and red Joy-Con controllers will also be available), to the choice to revert back to cartridges for play, its clear that Nintendo is subtly shifting its target audience. Sure, its not going to ditch its family-friendly appeal, but it knows it has to win over the older, so-called 'hardcore' gamer reared on a diet of sci-fi shooters. So youre left with an unassuming dock that would sit comfortably under a serious home cinema setup, and cartridges that are portable and sturdy, and which entertainingly trade on nostalgia if hamstringing any chances of disc-based backwards compatibility.
Ars Technica
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(credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO) ) A new paper in the journal Nature challenges the leading explanation for the Moon’s formation. The predominant idea is that the Moon was created after a planetary body roughly the size of Mars collided with the early Earth. The debris it sent up later coalesced into the Moon. But researchers are now revisiting the largely discarded idea that a series of smaller impacts with the Earth may have collectively built the Moon. Moon history The giant impact hypothesis was first proposed in the 1970s. When computers became powerful enough, we found that it worked in simulations. A glancing blow from a Mars-sized planetesimal leads to a disc of material around the young Earth that, over time, coalesces into the Moon. And planetesimals were readily available in the early Solar System, flying around on weird orbits which made collisions with planets very probable.