Washington Free Beacon
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MSNBC's Ari Melber cited a Washington Free Beacon story on Monday about all but one of the candidates running to head the Democratic National Committee skipped the Women's March on Saturday to stay at a donor retreat near Miami, Florida. Melber started off the segment by describing the march that took place the day after the inauguration. “After a big weekend of activism, Democrats are grappling with how to harness the energy from those women's marches that took over cities around the nation and even the world,” he said. “The marches immediately drew comparisons to Tea Party rallies with activists and operatives asking the question that also faced the GOP when Obama took office, how do you direct energy that is more of a grass roots reaction than a proactive embrace of any given party or agenda?'” He then brought up a screenshot of the article written by Lachlan Markay.
Hackaday
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If we believe science fiction from Minority Report to Iron Man , to TekWar the future of computer interfaces belongs to gestures. There are many ways to read gestures, although often they require some sort of glove or IR emitter, which makes them less handy (no pun intended). Some, like the Leap Motion, have not proved popular for a variety of reasons. Soli (From Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group) is a gesture sensor that uses millimeter-wave RADAR . The device emits a broad radio beam and then collects information including return time, energy, and frequency shift to gain an understanding about the position and movement of objects in the field. You can see a video about the device, below. You naturally think of using optical technology to look at hand gestures (the same way humans do). However, RADAR has some advantages.
WinBeta
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A new racing game focusing entirely on motorbikes has launched on the Xbox One, Moto Racer 4. The new title supports two players in local matches and up to ten in online tournaments and features several items of unlockable content for players willing to dedicate the time and energy into mastering their bike skills. Here's [...]
The Guardian - Environment
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The proposition that new coal plants could be an effective solution to Australia’s energy needs should be treated with scepticism Are we going to renew Australia’s coal-fired electricity generators? It doesnt seem likely. Here’s why. Australians want three things from their electricity system: costs they can afford, supply they can rely on, and environmental sustainability. It’s easy to trade off one of these goals against the others, and tough to maximise them all. Right now, wholesale electricity prices are soaring and the reliability and security of supply are under increasing strain in South Australia and soon Victoria. Continue reading...
Open Culture
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Yesterday, the news broke that the Trump administration will apparently be slashing federal spending, to the tune of $10.5 trillion over 10 years. According to The Hill , the “departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding.” And “the Corporation for Public Broadcasting [aka PBS] would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.” Attempts to cut funding for the arts is nothing new. Above, we take you back to 1969, when Richard Nixon planned to reduce PBSfunding from $20 million to $10 million. That is, until Fred Rogers, the gentle creator of Mister RogersNeighborhood , spent six short minutes before Senator John Pastore , the chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, and made his pitch for publicly-funded educational television.
The Iran Project
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Collective Evolution
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However, the production and recycling of glutathione in the body requires many different nutrients and you CAN take these. Here are the main supplements that need to be taken consistently to boost glutathione. Besides taking a multivitamin and fish oil, supporting my glutathione levels with these supplements is the most important thing I do every day for my personal health. 4. N-acetyl-cysteine. This has been used for years to help treat asthma and lung disease and to treat people with life-threatening liver failure from Tylenol overdose. In fact, I first learned about it in medical school while working in the emergency room. It is even given to prevent kidney damage from dyes used during x-ray studies. 5. Alpha lipoic acid. This is a close second to glutathione in importance in our cells and is involved in energy production, blood sugar control, brain health, and detoxification.
TIME - Top Stories
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N . headquarters. I have seen adults sapped of all energy, who are almost unable to walk. We have had villages and towns devoid of 2- and 3- and 4-year-old children because they've died. Some totally destroyed towns had been cut off from the outside world for more than three years, Lanzer said. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declared that Boko Haram was technically defeated in December 2015, but attacks have continued in some places. Two women suicide bombers killed 57 people and wounded 177 in December at a northeastern Nigerian market, in violence blamed on Boko Haram . Saying that Nigeria and the Lake Chad region are enduring the worst humanitarian crisis in Africa, the U.N . is launching a more than $1 billion appeal and hopes a conference meeting next month in Oslo, Norway will spur donations, Lanzer said.
Futurity
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It has been known for decades that when stressed, glasses will form shear bands, lines that localize the strain. Many ideas have been put forward about how this happens, but now Wolynes' group can explain the phenomenon using a general theory of how glasses form based on energy landscapes. Wolynes has continued his long-running study of the molecular properties of glass at Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP), where he also develops the physics of energy landscapes for protein and DNA folding. His motivation for the new work was to see if the formation of shear bands could be explained through computations that describe how stress changes the rate of atomic rearrangement in the glass. My immediate interest is to show that this phenomenon of the shear bands, which is a noticeable thing in metallic materials, can be understood as part of the unified theory of glasses, he says.
Sputnik International
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Financial Times - United States
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Natural Blaze
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By Vic Bishop At a time when the fossil fuel industry dominates the world, and as we wait to see what the fallout will be from Fukushima and other nuclear plants that continue to age and contaminate...
ScienceDaily
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NASCAR
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The Points Guy
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It’s no question that being a parent is an incredibly joyful and rewarding experience, even with all the challenges that come from raising two spirited toddlers. My days are filled with all types of craziness as my only form of exercise has become chasing these balls of endless energy around all day (okay, I’m lying, I do try to squeeze in some me time” and take a barre class when I can). Aside from the love I share for my children, my first passion is one I hold near and dear to my heart — my undying love of travel. I fell madly in love with the points and miles game sometime in 2010, which only added to my incurable case of wanderlust, and I havent stopped since. I remember the “golden days” of award travel like it was yesterdayridiculous mistake fares, the rush I got when booking and taking a trip on a whim, mileage-running, chasing after that elusive elite status and everything in between.
Financial Times - Markets
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The Hill
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Phys.Org
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Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species. Levels of phytoplankton in an ocean area may seem like a good predictor for the amount of fish that can be caught there, but a new study by Nereus Program researchers finds that this relationship is not so straightforward.
MacRumors
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Inductive charging, widely used today, relies on magnetic coils to provide power rather than radio waves. An image from an Apple patent covering inductive charging The patents by themselves are not a clear indication of Apple's plans, but in one patent filed in 2011 , Apple makes its feelings on radio frequency-based charging clear, calling it "very inefficient," "not practical," and potentially hazardous. In the interest of full disclosure, however, the patent was filed before any prospective relationship with Energous. However, this type of radiative transfer is very inefficient because only a tiny portion of the supplied or radiated power, namely, that portion in the direction of, and overlapping with, the receiver is picked up. The vast majority of the power is radiated away in all the other directions and lost in free space. Such inefficient power transfer may be acceptable for data transmission, but is not practical for transferring useful amounts of electrical energy for the purpose of doing work, such as for charging electrical devices.
Futurity
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As our paper shows, a health club membership is associated with more favorable cardiovascular health, Schroeder says. I hope the results help people be more active, potentially at a health club where they can easily perform resistance exercise, and see that exercise may help prevent cardiovascular disease. This is also one of the first studies to measure weight lifting and resistance exercise. Lee says this type of activity is beneficial because it builds muscle mass, which burns more energy and lowers the risk of obesity and the risk of sarcopenia for older adults. Find the right facility Researchers did not ask participants if they spend time at the gym running on a treadmill, riding a bike, attending a group fitness class, or other activity. However, Warren Franke, a coauthor and professor of kinesiology, says health clubs offer a variety of options and benefits for people who are new to exercise.
Futurity
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Futurity
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About half of the participants also received sunglasses designed to block UV and blue light, and a programmable light bulb. How the athletes responded At the end of the study period, participants reported a number of positive effects, including better sleep quality, less insomnia, more energy, and less time spent lying awake in bed. Nearly 83 percent of the student-athletes said their sleep was better, and nearly 89 percent felt their athletic performance was positively affected. They also reported less stress and greater ability to focus. The most useful part of the intervention, according to participants, was the initial information session. They also liked being able to monitor sleep habits with the Fitbit. Athey, who works directly with the student-athlete population as a psychologist for Arizona Athletics, often encounters students with sleep issues, and says the data from the study back up what she already suspected anecdotally.
Phys.Org
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Phys.Org
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