Mashable
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Nice to see you again, Sia 's face! The usually private singer shocked photographers as she walked through LAX Thursday, without wearing her usual, face-covering wig. While she made her way to catch a flight to Dubai, the paparazzi were quick to take pictures of her seldom-seen punim. SEE ALSO: Sia's adorable 'Alive' video star shows off her badass martial arts skills Sia goes wig-less & shows her face while heading to Dubai https://t.co/rUODnjzIN4 pic.twitter.com/CpIh1nMpod billboard (@billboard) March 23, 2017 The Elastic Heart" singer previously explained her desire to hide her face when she appeared in James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke." As a recovering alcohol and drug addict, Sia found herself getting increasingly famous due to her talent and she found it "destabilizing." Read more... More about Sia , Watercooler , and Watercooler
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Futurity
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Cold materials are more brittle and easier to pulverize, Tiwary says. We take advantage of the physics. When you heat things, they are more likely to combine: You can put metals into polymer, oxides into polymers. That's what high-temperature processing is for, and it makes mixing really easy. Key smartphone ingredients' could soon run out But in low temperatures, they don't like to mix. The materials' basic properties—their elastic modulus, thermal conductivity, and coefficient of thermal expansion—all change. They allow everything to separate really well, he says. Very cold crushing As reported in Materials Today , the test subjects in this case were computer mice—or at least their PCB innards. The cryo-mill contained argon gas and a single tool-grade steel ball. A steady stream of liquid nitrogen kept the container at 154 kelvins (minus 182 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Sun Daily - Health
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Bike EXIF
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Velomacchi bills its stuff as ‘privateer gear,’ and there's a strong enduro influence here—the straps are kitted with details like elastic strips for guiding a hydration hose, a medical ID card slot, a slot for a tire gauge or pen, and a flat plastic panel that can be used to mount a POV camera. And the chunky aluminum helmet clip on the back is a nice touch. On the down side, the Speedway isn't the biggest pack around. I can generally cram in a MacBook, sweater, notebook, charger(s), earphones, sunglasses, gloves and my FujiFilm X30, before things start to get tight. Which is fine, since I seldom carry more—but if you tend to do the grocery run on your way home from work each day, it might be an issue. It's also not quick to get in and out of; the main roll-top fastening hook, and the toggle closures on the outside pockets, take some getting used to.
Forbes
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ThinkGeek
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If it's dangerous to go alone, how about if instead we just stay home? With an elastic waist and external grosgrain drawstring for comfort, these are super-cute and stylish, good for both adventuring and for staying around the house and letting somebody else rescue Hyrule this time. $14.99
Futurity
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The brain is soft and electronics are stiff, which can make combining the two challenging, such as when neuroscientists implant electrodes to measure brain activity and perhaps deliver tiny jolts of electricity for pain relief or other purposes. One thing about the human brain that a lot of people don't know is that it changes volume throughout the day. Chemical engineer Zhenan Bao is trying to change that. For more than a decade, her lab at Stanford University has been working to make electronics soft and flexible so that they feel and operate almost like a second skin. Along the way, the team has started to focus on making brittle plastics that can conduct electricity more elastic. Now in Science Advances , Bao's team describes how they took one such brittle plastic and modified it chemically to make it as bendable as a rubber band, while slightly enhancing its electrical conductivity.
ThinkGeek
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Can he make shorts from some thread? Pull on these Spider-Man Ladies' Shorts and get ready to fight crime without the evil binding of that costume. With an elastic waist with external grosgrain drawstring for comfort, these are super-cute and stylish, sure to make Spidey Senses tingle! $14.99
PC Pro
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One of the differences with last year is that the outer shape of the tyre is different,” Etienne Besnoin of Goodyear tells me. Adaptive tread Like last year’s tyre, it’ll be powered by an as yet undiscovered method of propulsion that’ll allow cars to move quickly in whichever direction the driver chooses. The new Eagle 360 would also feature a range of sensors like its predecessor, so it can feed exact information about the road to a car’s autonomous systems. However, unlike last year’s tyre – that featured a tread pattern based on coral – the Eagle 360 Urban features an interesting, reactive surface. Rather than using a traditional tread, the Eagle 360 Urban is made of hard foam, but supported by a super-elastic polymer that an react to electricity like a muscle. In this way, Goodyear imagines a tyre that can reshape individual sections of the tyres tread – so you can have dimples for wet weather, and then smooth, almost slick tread for dryer conditions.
Phys.Org
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Design Milk - Home
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Ars Technica
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This distributes the headset's weight much more comfortably than the small semi-elastic fabric strap on the Vive (and the display housing itself seems much less bulky than the Vive, from a volume perspective). It also lets the display itself hover slightly in front of your face, avoiding the ski goggle-like nasal pressure and air-choking seal around the eyes of headsets like the Vive and Oculus Rift. Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Sky News
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I spoke to Isabella Lovin earlier. I think we are seeing an extremely worrying trend now with her oceans both with overfishing, the effects of climate change and also plastic letter that is really gathering in her oceans and is not disappearing. If the trends continue we will actually have more elastic than fishing our oceans by 2050.
BoingBoing
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My wife started giving me Calvin Klein boxer briefs for gifts a while ago, and now they are my favorite. No weird tags or seams to irritate my tender skin, and the elastic doesn't wear out and create the droopy drawers effect. Amazon has a sale on a 2-pack for $17.
Daily Express - Weird
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ThinkGeek
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If you wear them well, are they well-worn? Black and gold, they have a 1" tall elastic waist with the Wingcrest printed on the backs of the legs in gold, plus a cute little embroidered Wingcrest on the waistband. They're great for working out or just sitting around. $24.99
Futurity
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Techradar
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Read it and weep The Catalina SSD is optimised for read-intensive usage, and NGD is positioning it for the likes of media servers and content delivery networks. It makes use of the firms Elastic FTL (Flash Translation Layer) algorithm and advanced error correction capabilities, plus it offers some very impressive chops on the power efficiency front, using under 0.65 watts per terabyte. NGD notes that this is more power efficient than any other SSD out there, and indeed more frugal than the biggest enterprise hard drive which is currently shipping. Of course, we have seen bigger SSDs than this, such as Seagates 60TB whopper revealed last summer although thats a chunkier SAS drive as opposed to a PCIe card. Samsung reckons it will have a 100TB SSD on the market by the end of the decade, although these sort of high-capacity drives wont be remotely affordable for a good while longer. What are the best SSDs of 2017? Well tell you here
The Sun Daily
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Some of the sporting activities lined up include a three-legged race, football battle, gunny sack challenge, catch the flying ball, angry bird elastic, basketball shots, animal inflatable football dribbling, balloon dart and a lot more. NOTE TO MEMBERS To redeem a complimentary entry pass to the carnival, just present a valid receipt from any outlet within Atria. Each pass warrants participation to one game or contest. Members may preregister at the concierge counter at the concourse or via www.atria.com.my Membership card and receipt must be presented prior to entry. Number of participants are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. NEW MEMBERSHIP Parties interested in becoming an Atria Friend member are encouraged to check out Atria’s “Refer-A-Friendprogramme. A campaign drive will run during the carnival. Shoppers who spend a minimum of RM100 across a maximum of two same-day receipts are eligible to sign up as Atria Friend members.
Sky News
a month
We know very little about this. How many others who have been suspected of terrorism have been in Guantanamo Bay, I now at liberty, and are they being properly monitored? Thank you very much indeed. And we'll be discussing this further at half past, with the former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, Lord Carlile, and the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Crispin Blunt. It is concerning Coca-Cola and elastic waist, something -- plastic waste, something that we have been campaigning on.
Hackaday
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For example, one of the test objects curled a beam into a semi-circle using 100 distinct shapes over time . The math tells you what profile you need and the magnetic field required to actuate it. The researchers used a silicone rubber known as Ecoflex. They mix aluminum granules with some of the rubber and neodymium-iron-boron particles with the remainder. They create a mold for the part they want to make a great use for a 3D printer. Then they cast the passive part of the shape using the rubber/aluminum mix. Once cured, a laser cutter creates a channel for the active part of the shape, which is cast using the magnetic rubber material. It is important that both mixtures have the same elastic modulus, and the amount of material added apparently took some trial and error. (Oh sorry, this is a scientific paper, so it was experimentally characterized.
DNews
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Futurity
a month
The smart fabric is made up of several materials fabricated from nanomaterials and organic compounds. These compounds are dissolved in solution to produce different electronic inks, which are run through the printer to make the devices. From the ink, Wang and his team have successfully created the elastic material, the circuit and the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED. The next step is combining the circuit and OLED into a single pixel, which Wang estimates will take one to two years. There are generally millions of pixels just underneath the screen of a smart tablet or a large display. Dissolving battery could power devices that self-destruct Once the researchers successfully combine the circuit and OLED into a working pixel, the smart fabric can be potentially commercialized. Conceivably, Wang says, the stretchable electronic fabric can be folded and put in your pocket without breaking.