EVO Reviews
19 hours
It puts out 266bhp at 6000rpm and 243lb ft of torque between 1900-5500rpm.That’s enough to propel the 308 from 0-62mph in 6 seconds. It feels every bit as strong as the figures suggest, too. Driven around on the ample mid range torque, the engine feels muscular and helps you make brisk progress. Rev the engine to its 6500rpm limit and it exposes another, more rabid side to its character; the last quarter of the rev range makes the 308 explode forward. Image 2 of 52 Image 2 of 52 There is an elastic feeling to the engine’s delivery, but the wave of torque that the turbocharger adds comes in a predictable fashion. This means you can easily use the throttle to either stay on the engine’s more placid side, or unleash its full potency whenever you choose. The 308 can often feel traction limited on cold and wet tarmac and you frequently hold back from deploying the full boost.
Global News
2 days
Hackaday
3 days
The quartz crystal was waiting to swoop in and save us this effort. Good Vibrations Equivalent circuit of a quartz crystal. Wolfmankurd [PD} via Wikimedia Commons . The solution to the problem of tuned circuit frequency stability was to use a quartz crystal, a resonant element whose physical properties are significantly less susceptible than inductors or capacitors to external factors such as temperature. Quartz crystals are piezoelectric, which is to say that when you deform them they develop an electrical charge, and when an electrical charge is applied to them they in turn deform. You can thus electrically set up a physical vibration in a carefully cut quartz crystal. Just as tuning forks, gongs, and other elastic solids can show physical resonance, the crystal can be used as an electrical resonator. A quartz crystal's electrical equivalent model is that of a series tuned circuit in parallel with a capacitor, giving it some of the properties of both a parallel and a series tuned circuit.
Voice Of America
4 days
Regardless, when they lived under IS, they followed orders or faced harsh punishments. The women's dress code: a black full-faced veil, gloves and covered feet, all in the name of modesty and piety. This code is enforced in two ways. First, militants beat the husbands or fathers of women who are dressed in anyway 'wrong.' Additionally, female IS members, known locally as "The Biters" literally bite women who broke the rules. As families flee, many women flip the veils off their faces when they reach Iraqi-controlled areas. Male dress codes are just as strict, although a little more difficult for outsiders and even many Mosul residents to understand. IS militants insist all men are bearded and their hair is of even length. Pants must have elastic sewn into the cuffs so they don't reach past men's ankles. Many men improvise by pulling socks over their cuffs or wearing sweatpants.
EVO Reviews
4 days
That differential also gives a very clear sense of pulling the car through the corner, so the driver can actually tighten the line by getting on the throttle without worrying about power understeer. Image 14 of 33 Image 14 of 33 There is less sense of that LSD directing the forces back through the steering, which is something the engineers are very proud of. In strict technical terms that is an improvement, but it does seem like a shame to lose that sense of contained violence that so set the previous Corsa VXR Clubsport apart from its rivals. Fitted with the LSD traction is enormous in the dry and still impressive in wet conditions. The steering feels very alert and responsive, to the point of being jumpy. It also has a strong self-centring effect, which can make it feel elastic and hyperactive. There is plenty of precision and the weighting is natural, though.
Channel 4
6 days
You have got a demoralised, underfunded, workforce that is working flat out, trying to stretch that to say you will provide routine surgeries on a Sunday at seven p.m., at the same time as GPs are manning out-of-hours services and co-located services within AE, the elastic will not stretch that far.
Live Science
7 days
The Huffington Post
9 days
What is a disc herniation? The intervertebral disc is an elastic soft cushion that is between the vertebrae of the spine (Figure 9). It connects the vertebrae together, gives stability to the spine, and allows the spine to move. The intervertebral disc has two parts; the annulus fibrosus (tough fibrous outer layer) and the nucleus pulposus (soft gel-like inner layer) (Figure 10). If the soft gel-like inner material leaks out or herniates through a tear in the fibrous outer layer, it becomes a disc herniation. A tear of the disc may allow the gel-like material in the center of the disc to protrude and leak out, causing a herniation of the disc, which presses into the nerve root as it exits the spine. This irritates the close by nerve root, causing sciatica. Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms of lumbar disc herniation. Treatment Treatment will initially include anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxation and physical therapy.
Global News
9 days
Techradar
9 days
We suspect Reigns might lack longevity, palling once you've played through enough times to crack the missions; but in the short and medium term, it's a ludicrously compelling, novel and hugely entertaining title that deserves your attention. Dog Mendonca is a witty and stylistic point and tap adventure that follows the eponymous supernatural detective as he solves a mysterious criminal case. Stunning visuals are sure to draw you into its comic-book world and the impressive writing will have you solving puzzles and chatting it up with shady characters just to find out what happens next. It's like things all went a bit wrong for the Thundercats. When the hero of your platformer is an elastic blob named Goo, the puzzles and interactions you have with your surroundings can get very interesting. Goo can also upgrade his abilities and stats by collecting crystals throughout each level of Goo Saga , each of which features beautiful cutscenes and an atmospheric soundtrack.
ThinkGeek
11 days
ThinkGeek
11 days
Design Milk - Tech
11 days
The Etch Clock is unlike any Swiss clock we've ever seen, a tabletop or wall-mountable digital clock designed to mimic an etched in stone effect using an elastic membrane with an undisclosed patent pending technology engineered to produce an engraved or embossed fonts/digits effect on demand. The 24-second teaser video shows an almost unconvincing, CGI-like effect while in use, but the designers at 42foundry claim they've effectively figured out how to turn a non-display surface into the semblance of a digital clock, likely utilizing micro-pumps to suck or push out air to create a vacuum in the form of numerals or letters. No detail whether the display is limited to the center of the 40 x 40 cm coated aluminium frame, or whether the Etch is capable of display across its dark Peacock display face beyond four numerals.
Global News
14 days
The Huffington Post
18 days
Lovers of poetry have this consolation at least: when times get tough, the poetry gets better. Stalinism gave us Anna Akhmatova; The Troubles in Northern Ireland gave us Seamus Heaney. In fact, nothing seems to focus the art like tyranny, terror, and an unsteady economy. We have much to look forward to. Dark humour aside, poetry can provide a solace deeper than comfort eating or the break from reality that reality television provides--by probing past the sound bites (and bytes) into singular and timeless human experience. Here are five sharp poets who make that cut. Rebecca Bird is a poet and performer of remarkable verve. There is urgency and honesty in her work, pressing at the elastic bounds of language, but always with a human purpose, wanting to "brush the dark from your knees". Look out for her debut Shrinking Ultraviolet from Eyewear Publishing later this year.
BBC One Northern Ireland
22 days
Looks like it's been decapitated, innards removed, feet cut off. Possibly to prevent identification. You mean...? It's been... Murdered. Oh, boys, lads... Murdered? Come on. Every I come home you do this. What's going on, John, bruv? Well, technically, you are right. It has been murdered. Not only that, its feathers have been pulled, trussed up with an elastic band.
Daily Mail - Football
23 days
JACK GAUGHAN: If he scores twice against Middlesbrough on New Year’s Eve, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have hit more goals than anyone across Europe’s top leagues during 2016.
Hackaday
23 days
The human body is a great place to start. By nature, our eyes are drawn to other people, so a statue of a person is a natural draw for the eye. To accompany the gist of the campaign she wanted a sculpture that is itself invisible. Clear acrylic serves that purpose, and interesting, as people write their thoughts on paper and drop them into the sculpture it becomes less invisible with each contribution. Neat! To give the project reach, Kate hopes that Invisible will go viral. The key to this is inclusion anyone is welcome to download Kate's design files and build their own . But availability is but one trait that helps deliver access. It must also use easily sourced materials, be inexpensive, strong, and weather resistant for outside use. Laser-cut acrylic serves all of these purposes. To give it strength, the frame is wrapped with plastic wrap, but Kate has also designed a version that uses elastic cord to stitch the pieces together.
Design Milk - Tech
23 days
The Etch Clock is unlike any Swiss clock we've ever seen, a tabletop or wall-mountable digital clock designed to mimic an etched in stone effect using an elastic membrane with an undisclosed patent pending technology engineered to produce an engraved or embossed fonts/digits effect on demand. The 24-second teaser video shows an almost unconvincing, CGI-like effect while in use, but the designers at 42foundry claim they've effectively figured out how to turn a non-display surface into the semblance of a digital clock, likely utilizing micro-pumps to suck or push out air to create a vacuum in the form of numerals or letters. No detail whether the display is limited to the center of the 40 x 40 cm coated aluminium frame, or whether the Etch is capable of display across its dark Peacock display face beyond four numerals.
Herald Courier
25 days
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The image of Antonio Brown's seemingly elastic left arm fighting off a pair of tacklers to stretch the ball across the goal line and send the Pittsburgh Steelers into the playoffs will live on. One more highly...
The Huffington Post
25 days
The only drawback is the size. I literally has to get rid of a few of my bags, as it is very large, and would not fit them, however, I think the tradeoff was well worth it. 7) Modcloth is "Glam with a Plan ($22)." It is organization, gorgeous, has stickers!!!!, but still maintains a feeling of being a balance of fun and straightforward. Fashionable and functional, this is for anyone who wants that mix of beauty and high organizational value. 8) Kate Spade comes out with wonderful planners year after year, which I think keep getting better and better ($36). They are pretty and practical, have monthly and weekly sections, and an elastic band to hold everything in place. They have sections for notes, contacts, and laminated dividers. They manage to look good keep you super organized. They offer lots of great accessories and it is a very sturdy product.
The Huffington Post
a month
Caputuring the zeitgeist, British politician Michael Gove noted : "People have had enough of experts." On both sides of the Atlantic, they appear to have had enough of facts as well. Perhaps 2016 will be most remembered as the year when the truth became an elastic concept. It was a time when fake news stories peddled on Facebook could in some instances hold more sway than the mainstream media: stories "sponsored by political activists but also increasingly by state actors and their surrogates," writes FT editor Lionel Barber. Welcome to the post fact era . What does this mean for politics going forward? Trump's campaign certainly broke every rule in the playbook, from threatening to muzzle the press and jail his opponent Hillary Clinton to branding all Mexicans as "rapists". And, whilst it is tempting to draw parallels with the 1930's and the rise of Hitler, we are really far from a Great Depression.
Design Milk - Art
a month
Hackaday
a month
Current research is exploring a topic that is already half a century old: mechanical counterpressure . It's still a soft robot, but it's not an inflatable robot. Instead of putting a balloon between the human body and the vacuum of space, the suit itself is engineered to closely follow the body and exert pressure think elastic bands in just the right places. It's a really difficult problem, but done correctly there are myriad benefits. The weight and bulk of such a system will be orders of magnitude less which is a tremendous benefit when launching it into space, and it could improve mobility for the person wearing it. The challenges with soft spacesuits are not likely to be solved all at once how do you build in a gasket to connect to a helmet, and what about dealing with breathing movements without constricting the rib cage? But Kari and others are working on the beginnings of the system by developing new glove designs.