Adweek
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So fans not only pay for the ads, but actually pay the brand to launch Snapchat ads for them. Created some custom #NYE snap filters for you guys!! Upload your favorite ones to go live wherever you will be on NYE Post a screenshot on twitter confirming ur filter for a DM- make sure to tag me and use #ForMeYouNYE A photo posted by Austin Mahone (@austinmahone) on Dec 21, 2016 at 1:11pm PST FilterPop recently worked with YouTuber-turned-pop-singer Austin Mahone to promote his new album, For Me + You. Kehr created a landing page for the campaign, and, via Mahones sizable social media channels (he has 10 million followers on Instagram alone), he sent fans flocking to concoct customized geofilters before proliferating them on Snapchat, where their teenaged and/or college-attending friends saw the promotional material at home, in school or at the mall.
Petrolicious
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Futurity
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Futurity
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This stability is directly linked to and controlled by mantle upwelling, or the release of heat from Earth's core through the mantle to the surface. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, particularly in the South Atlantic, also may have direct coupling with deep mantle flow, he adds. The consequences of this research are very important for all scientists working on the dynamics of the Earth, including plate tectonics, seismic activity and volcanism, says Jean Braun of the German Research Centre for Geosciences, who was not involved in the research. Where's the buoyancy coming from? Convection, or the flow of mantle material transporting heat, drives plate tectonics. As envisioned in the current research, heating at the base of the mantle reduces the density of the material, giving it buoyancy and causing it to rise through the mantle and couple with the overlying plates adjacent to the East Pacific Rise.
ScienceDaily
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New research shows that limpets can repair their damaged shells with biological material so that they are as strong as the originals. However, they are still vulnerable to multiple impacts and 'spalling' -- a well-known cause of failure in engineering materials such as concrete.
Hackaday
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To save relays, he uses a 1-bit ALU. There are quite a few others out there including [Simon Winder's] impressive build to compute square roots with a telephone dial (see video below). We've covered some other cool relay builds in the past, including this 8-bit marvel that uses 152 relays and reads its programming from paper using optical sensing. There's also this much larger computer that even has its own online simulator. Go For It! If you've ever thought about building a computer with relays, this should give you plenty of inspiration. Just keep in mind that relays are deceptively simple: they are non-ideal devices made of coils and strips of spring steel. For example, arcing across contacts is bad, right? Depends. Some contact material depends on arcing to clean corrosion. Others just pit and fail. There's a lot of subtlety to relays and a lot of their perceived unreliability is really just misapplication.
Sky News
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This is what Samantha Leek QC said. Some other families in court yesterday were understandably upset in the reading of the statement. I apologise that we hadn't warned potentially distressing material was coming. She followed that apology with a promise that if other details like this are to be read out in court, that families be warned. The rest of the day was dominated by evidence from the director of risk compliance from TUI, the company that sold the holidays to the Britons and were responsible for them when they were in Tunisia.
Digital Trends
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Fortress Clothing is designed to keep you warm even when wet. No matter how soaked the material gets, moisture is pushed away from the body to keep the wearer dry and warm in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit. The post Fortress Clothing keeps you warm even after diving into icy waters appeared first on Digital Trends .
Futurity
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The Department of Social Development has asked police to investigate an online video containing pornographic material of two Cape Town teenagers. The video has gone viral. It shows them having sex. A friend recorded the act while providing commentary, and posted the video. All three were minors at the time. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Digital Trends
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Fortress Clothing is designed to keep you warm even when wet. No matter how soaked the material gets, moisture is pushed away from the body to keep the wearer dry and warm in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit. The post Fortress Clothing's jackets will protect you from rain, snow, and your own sweat appeared first on Digital Trends .
Phys.Org
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Hackaday
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[Oliver Tolar] and [Denis Herrmann], two students from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), designed and produced a 3D printer prototype that has a movable printing bed that can tilt. By tilting, objects with critical overhangs can be printed without the additional support material. The printer has six axes, three axes control the print head as usual and three other axes control the printing bed, allowing a wider range of movements. The students claim that besides saving on the support material this printer can actually save time while printing objects that need a lot of support since, we assume, it's faster to tilt the bed than to print the support itself. In normal 3D printers the plate is always horizontal and the print object is built up in horizontal layers. In this printer, for large overhangs, the printing bed is held in such a way that the print object is pivoted until perpendicular to the print head.
Ars Technica
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What are metamaterials? A metamaterial is both a very simple and a very complex object to describe. The simple level is very simple: mix two materials to obtain a new material with distinct properties. But, to borrow Wegener's analogy, imagine that we take two materials, one very dense, like lead, and the other less dense, like air. I can mix the two by drilling holes in a bar of lead. At the end of the process, the density of my new material lies somewhere between the density of air and lead. But, with a metamaterial, this combination can result in strange properties—the equivalent of a density that is larger than that of lead or less than that of air. Read 20 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Petrolicious
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When it comes to racing drivers, perhaps none could be considered more rounded than Daniel Sexton Gurney. More commonly known as Dan, he boasted an incredible versatility behind the wheel that is surely unrepeatable today, competing successfully in motorsport series as diverse as Grand Prix, Indycar, NASCAR, and Sports Car, as well as winning the 1971 running of the “Cannonball Run” across the United States with co-pilot Brock Yates in a Ferrari Daytona. If that wasnt enough, Gurney was also an inventor and pioneer, and the first to fit a small strip of material now known as the Gurney Flap onto the wing of a racing car in order to increase downforce, while also introducing the modern full-face helmet to Indycar and Grand Prix racing, and starting the tradition of spraying rather than drinking champagne on the podium.
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The Cornishman
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People are being told to call 999 if they spot any more mystery blue barrels washing up on Cornish beaches and not to approach them. Two such drums came in on the tide at St Ives within the past five days. Unsure if the contents were hazardous, the fire service took no chances and cordoned off the beaches on both occasions. The first barrel was discovered on Porthmoer beach at St Ives on Saturday. A specialist fire team from Penzance wearing hazardous material suits were called to collect...
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