Core77
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A crew in my photo studio left behind a bunch of paper shopping bags. I was folding them up to recycle them when I noticed something odd. Take a look at this Apple shopping bag vs. the others: Front Rear See it? All of the non-Apple shopping bags have their fold-flat crease on one of the faces. The bottoms of the non-Apple bags, though they are comprised of different pieces laminated together, are designed to remain flat whether the bag is folded or open. They are also a visual hodgepodge of different pieces meeting. In contrast, the bottom of Apple's bag is neat and orderly, no angles. It's also designed with the fold-flat crease on the bottom, leaving the face unmarred. In other words both faces of the Apple bag are completely seamless. I found that Apple has patented this bag's design. And the Washington Post even wrote about it. But neither the patent nor the article mention the seamless faces; both are instead focused on the nature of the handles.
Ars Technica
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The Herald - Scottish Premier League
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The 31-year-old Celtic skipper came out of retirement for the 3-0 defeat to England at Wembley in November and said that he would assess his fitness for the Hampden Park fixture on March 26, four days after Gordon Strachan's men play a friendly against Canada at Easter Road.
Proactive Investors USA
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The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: India's steel exports registered a three-fold increase to 0.889 million tonnes (MT) in January this year, compared to the year-ago month. The massive jump in exports comes amid government providing extensive support to the domestic steel industry by way of various trade remedial measures including anti-dumping. The country shipped out 5.865 MT in the first 10 months of the ongoing fiscal, registering an increase of 71 per cent. "Exports in January, 2017 (0.889 MT) was up 224 per cent over January 2016 and was up by 19 per cent over December 2016," according to Joint Plant Committee data. The country's steel export in January 2016 was 0.274 MT, the data further revealed. "Export of total finished steel was up by 71.1 per cent in April-January 2016-17 (5.865 MT) over the same period of last year," the data showed. Import of total finished steel declined by 37.
SiteProNews
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Trump successfully used his social media advantage for PR attention as well as to gain the interest and trust of American voters. Trust and interest of consumers are important because they decide if the engagement will occur or not. They can decide to follow or “unfollowbrands. What to Consider When Creating Influencer Marketing Trust: Your consumer will only buy what you offer if they trust you. It takes time and effort to build trust. If you cannot take your time to build trust with your customers by engaging them online, you then have no choice but to use the services of other influencer marketers. According to Content Marketing Institute, brands using social media experience a 10-fold increase in conversation rates. Relevancy: The relevancy of an influencer is the relation of your postsmessage to your keywords and brand. The closer they are, the greater the conversion and, therefore, gain the brand will get from the influencer.
OK!
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In scenes yet to air, Steve and Michelle will be forced to deal with Nick and Leanne's baby celebrations in the Bistro. With the party in full swing, the grieving couple, who lost their son Ruairi as a result of a late miscarriage, will be brought into the fold when David asks Steve to take a picture of the happy family with the new arrival. In order to keep up with the pretence of not being linked to Oliver in any way, Steve will agree to get behind the camera. But will cracks ...
BBC News 24
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States that hadn't been won in many, many years were, they came over to our fold, a lot of it had to do with the jobs and other reasons, but jobs, and I'm delivering on everything that we've said.
Kent Online
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The number of motorists caught behind the wheel with illegal substances in their system has gone up three fold in just 12 months.
Core77
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On paper my Lie Nielsen and Blue Spruce chisels should outperform this "reject" in every way. I can't explain it other than to say that my favorite chisel has soul. The figurative choir of angels just sings whenever I use it. But Here is My Theory... I know nothing about metallurgy and don't really care enough to research it. My common sense tells me that modern made chisels, especially ones made by Lie-Nielsen, Blue Spruce, Veritas, etc. have superior steel than the vintage chisels you will find in a shoebox at the garage sale. But I question whether that is even important. Don't get me wrong, my Lie Nielsen chisels are fantastic, but the hardness of the steel really isn't that big a factor when I'm doing paring work. Certainly if I pound on it to chop a mortise, a weaker steel might fold and dull quickly. But then again, that is what sharpening is for.
The Huffington Post
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I think what Ive learned from working on Moonlight is we see what happens when you persecute people. They fold into themselves. And what I was so grateful about in having the opportunity to play Juan was playing a gentleman who saw a young man folding into himself as a result of the persecution of his community and taking that opportunity to uplift him and to tell him he mattered, that he was OK, and accept him. I hope that we do a better job of that. -- 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.
Herald Courier
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Washingtons Blog
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PM illustrates, the money created is as real as money that was earned or saved or mined; the money created in China's vast credit bubble is real enough to buy homes in North America for those lucky few who can get their yuan converted into dollars. In a true gold-backed currency, every new $1 in currency must be backed by the addition of $1 of gold to reserves. If the gold supply remains constant but the supply of currency constantly expands, the value measured in gold of the outstanding currency declines accordingly. Any currency is only truly backed by gold if it is convertible to gold. Why hold a gold-backed currency that can be diluted 10-fold overnight by the issuing government/bank? Any nation issuing a gold-backed currency can't control the global price of gold, and so that nation's currency is hostage to fluctuations beyond its control.
ScienceDaily
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Phys.Org
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Proteins do most of the work inside the human body, supporting the structure, function, regulation, and repair of organs, tissues and cells. Proteins are synthesized as extended chains of amino acids that must fold into intricate three-dimensional shapes to perform their work. However, protein folding is a very delicate process: crowded conditions within a cell or environmental changes around the cell can drive proteins to misfold and clump together or aggregatecausing disease.
WhoWhatWhy
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Politico
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Representatives for groups funded by Houston trial lawyers Amber and Steve Mostyn and San Francisco hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer signed on, as did Gara LaMarche, president of the Democracy Alliance liberal mega-donor club , which has endorsed SiX. The goal behind expanding the board was two-fold: to bring together the divergent groups jockeying for control of the Democratic Party, and raise some big money to compete with the deep-pocketed constellation of conservative groups that have long given the GOP an advantage at the state level. “Conservatives have been playing on a different level — and progressives have been playing the same game for the past decade,” said SiX’s executive director Nick Rathod, who served as Obama’s former liaison to the states. “It’s time to take the gloves off.” SiX is ramping up a political nonprofit registered under section 501(c)4 of the tax code to spend in state legislative campaigns, and hopes to eventually raise an annual budget of $15 million for that group and a policy focused nonprofit registered under section 501(c)3.
Bleacher Report
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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Wednesday that they have signed forward Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract. Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon first reported the defending champions intended to ink Williams to another 10-day pact. The deal will reportedly pay out $67,700. Once it expires, the Cavaliers will have to decide whether they want to sign Williams for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. But based on the way he's performed to this point, Cleveland would be wise to keep him in the fold. In four games with the Wine and Gold to date, Williams is averaging 9.8 points, three rebounds and 0.3 steals on 60 percent shooting from the field, including 37.5 percent shooting from three. And while the sample size is minuscule, the Cavaliers have been efficient during Williams' 91 minutes on the floor. According to NBA .com's statistical database , the Cavaliers have outscored opponents by 20.
The Sun Daily - Health
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The scientists followed 518 patients, 294 of whom had ALS, looking at the type and quality of fish and seafood they ate, how often they ate it, and where they sourced their produce (bought from stores or caught while fishing). The scientists found that 61% of people with ALS were in the top 25% of estimated mercury intake, compared to 44% of participants who did not have ALS. According to the study, the participants who ate the largest amount of fish and seafood on a regular basis had a two-fold higher risk of ALS compared to participants with lower mercury levels. Fish to avoid: swordfish, shark, tuna, sea bream Swordfish, shark, tuna, sea bream and lamprey are among the predatory fish that contain the highest levels of mercury, which could cause damage to the central nervous system. Fish lower down the food chain, like sardines and mackerel, contain lower levels of the metal.
Autocar
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As entertaining as the badge promises, combining enthusiastic sounds and thrust with rear-wheel-drive handling. Ride an unknown; some average detail design The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a big boot. It has rear seats that conveniently split-fold in 40/20/40 portions. It has sensible black plastic wheel arch lips. It has multiple cupholders, a power tailgate, several shopping hooks and… 280bhp. Which is quite a lot for a high-riding five-seat family car.This certainly isnt the first time that Alfa Romeo has set about building a more practical vehicle – it made a rugged, Jeep-like 4x4 called the Matta in the early 1950s - but what its Canadian boss Reid Bigland underlines is that ‘the Stelvio is an Alfa Romeo first, and an SUV second.’ And, as any car enthusiast knows, that should mean a recipe to include excellent handling, feelsome steering and a tunefully characterful soundtrack.
Hackaday
3 days
This is an incredible engineering challenge. The satellites need to be self sufficient, able to orient themselves correctly, be able to survive the trip from one planet to another, and have the radio equipment necessary to communicate over that distance. This is where the team Nacer works with comes into the picture. Antenna engineers and mechanical engineers work together with the rest of the CubeSat teams to design and build the communications array. In this case, a brand new radio called IRIS was developed to help meet the power and size constraints. There almost no room inside the vehicle left for an antenna array so the reflectors were built to fold flat on the outside of the vehicle. The UHF antenna, which communicates with the Mars ground vehicles, sits flat on the bottom of the satellite but pops out like a jack-in-the-box. The X-band antenna that transmits back to earth folds into three panels.
Hackaday
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This is an incredible engineering challenge. The satellites need to be self sufficient, able to orient themselves correctly, be able to survive the trip from one planet to another, and have the radio equipment necessary to communicate over that distance. This is where the team Nacer works with comes into the picture. Antenna engineers and mechanical engineers work together with the rest of the CubeSat teams to design and build the communications array. In this case, a brand new radio called IRIS was developed to help meet the power and size constraints. There almost no room inside the vehicle left for an antenna array so the reflectors were built to fold flat on the outside of the vehicle. The UHF antenna, which communicates with the Mars ground vehicles, sits flat on the bottom of the satellite but pops out like a jack-in-the-box. The X-band antenna that transmits back to earth folds into three panels.
Ars Technica
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Wired
3 days
The origami-like Apsara delivery drone is made of scored and laser-cut cardboard sheets that take about an hour to fold and tape together. The post The Brilliant Drone Thatll Deliver Medicine—Then Rot Away appeared first on WIRED .