The Points Guy
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And you can expect 2017's festivals to offer even more 150th-anniversary flair, and, in the nation's capital city of Ottawa, to go over the top — the annual Canada Day fireworks extravaganza on July 1 is something you won't want to miss. This year’s Canada Day in Ottawa will be a capital celebration. Image by the author. 5. Canadians Couldn't Be More Friendly Unlike America's melting pot metaphor, Canadians prefer to use the word mosaic to describe the country's diverse population. It's a way to welcome immigrants and visitors alike, all while honoring everyone's cultural heritage. That's pretty Canadian. After all, it's the best country in the world — second only to Germany — according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings , which calculated attributes like quality of life, adventure and international prestige.
The Week
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Researchers hope RV Polarstern can be carried on a 2,500km journey to measure climate change One-Minute Read Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:59am A research ship will be deliberately trapped in floating sea ice to drift across the North Pole in order to provide more accurate climate and weather forecasts. The 120m-long icebreaker, called Polarstern, will be sailed into the Arctic and lodged in sea ice, so it can be carried naturally on a 2,500km journey, which is expected to take a year. The research project – known as Mosaic – is designed to allow scientists to use state-of-the-art technology to observe and measure aspects of climate change in the region that have not been possible in the past. The unusual plan was inspired by an 1893 expedition made by the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen on the vessel Fram, says the Daily Telegraph . Nansen purposefully encased Fram in sea ice, hoping he would become the first person to reach the North Pole.
Daily Mail - Science
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The £50m Mosaic project will send Russian icebreaker RV Polarstar into the Arctic. It will be frozen into the ice, which moves across the region. 50 institutions from 14 countries are taking part.
The Guardian
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The Iran Project
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As for the internal component of the complex mosaic before us, it is not difficult to observe the failure of the state system in parts of our region, in responding to the fundamental demand of the populace for dignity. Let me emphasize here that it is misleading and dangerous for our neighbors in the region to try to defuse this existential internal threat by diverting the anger towards fabricated external enemies. There is also a pseudo-ideological component. For nearly four decades, the well-financed global proliferation of Takfiri ideology based on division, hatred, and rejection which has nothing to do with Islam has been sold as promotingmoderateIslam to confront an erroneously-framedradicalIran. The combination of these factors has produced a literally explosive mix. That is, while the emergence of terror groups such as Daesh and the Al-Nusrah Front, and the cycle of totally unprecedented ruthless and barbaric violence, can be traced back to the foreign military misadventures of early 2000s, the arming and financing of these groups by some states in the region cannot be ignored.
Washingtons Blog
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The pressure on the public discourse and on democracy is unacceptable.” Sound familiar? Still, one might excuse the novice BND president for assuming his analysts would remember which side their bread is buttered on and follow past precedent in coming up with conclusions known to be desired by their masters in Berlin and the CIA. So it must have come as an unwelcome surprise to Kahl when he found out that, this time, BND analysts would stand on principle and refuse to be as malleable as their Washington counterparts. His analysts could find no proof that the Kremlin was working hard to undermine the democratic process in Germany, and said so. Worse still from the U.S. point of view, the two German intelligence agencies resisted the usual pressure from some senior leaders in Berlin (perhaps including Kahl himself) to jam whatever innocuous information they could find into the anti-Russian mosaic that Washington was constructing, a kind of Cubist version of distorted reality.
Apartment Therapy
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Mosaic tile floors are having a renaissance. Of course, as many of you will point out, they never really left — lots of bathrooms, including the one in my New York studio, have floors like this that have been there for years. So these floors are not so much a trend as a classic that's getting a (well deserved) moment in the spotlight. READ MORE »
Cnet
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Lego's mosaic maker turns a picture of your face into a sculpture that will make your friends jealous.
The Points Guy
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Plus, every time you redeem miles toward a statement credit, you get a 5% rebate, which equates to a 2.11% return. Verdict: Keep Mint is my favorite option for domestic travel, and the JetBlue Plus Card earns me points toward award flights in this premium cabin. JetBlue Plus Card Annual fee: $99 My take: JetBlue's Mint is my favorite domestic business class , so I travel with the carrier multiple times a year. Though this card offers a generous 6x bonus on JetBlue purchases, I don't use it for this spending, since the Amex Platinum s 5x bonus on airfarepaired with the ability to redeem points for 2 cents apiece toward Mint tickets and other airfare — is more lucrative. Instead, I keep it open since I can earn Mosaic status when I spend $50,000 on the card in a year. Verdict: Keep AAdvantage Aviator Silver Annual fee: $195 My take: This card — and three other Aviator options — were made available to US Airways MasterCard holders when that airline merged with American a few years ago.
The Week
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The artist popularised Pop Art prints but its his sculptures that strike a chord with London pedestrians In Depth Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:50am Such is Eduardo Paolozzi's constantly morphing style, you've likely walked past his works without realising they are by the Pop Art pioneer. There's the bold and bright mosaic in Tottenham Court Road station, which this month has been restored to its former glory; the enormous, abstract sculpture Piscator, which languishes in the forecourt of Euston Station after continued disputes over ownership; and the more literal depiction of Isaac Newton that takes pride of place outside the British Library. You'll find examples of his brutalist form in the air ventilation shaft above Pimlico Tube, while his interest on the mechanical is explored in A Maximis Ad Minima in Kew Gardens and the majestic Head of Invention, which accompanied the Design Museum to its new location in Kensington.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / At the hospital of Meaux 77 in France, this nurse shows a child a pulse oximeter device that measures the rate of oxygen in the blood. (credit: BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images) Millions of people are left dead or disabled by surgical complications each year when one simple piece of kit could have saved them. For Mosaic , Jane Feinmann discovers how it has helped transform medicine in Mongolia. Her story is republished here under a Creative Commons license. Gundegmaa Tumurbaatar glimpsed her son only for an instant as he was carried into the aging Soviet-built hospital where she works. It was one of the first fine days after the grueling Mongolian winter, and she had left Gunbileg, aged three, and his older brother playing outside, telling them to be careful. Now, he was moaning in pain and covered from head to toe in filth and blood. A passer-by had brought Gunbileg to the hospital after seeing the two boys trying to jump over an open manhole above a sewerwatching in horror as the younger boy had fallen into the jagged pit on his abdomen.
Techradar
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8, 666.9 and 666.10 respectively. Sadly, development appears to have ceased, but if you're a fan of the dark arts, free metal music (there's plenty included) and Gnome 2-based desktops, then Ubuntu SE may still appeal. Oh, and it doesn't have live CDs; they're undead. Endearingly bonkers. Download Ubuntu Satanic Edition here This is one that will appeal to the techies out there the thing that marks GoboLinux out from the rest is its filesystem layout. Most Linux distributions use an archaic non-arrangement wherein an application's files are scattered around your hard drive in several different folders. GoboLinux adopts an OS X-like approach (which Apple took from RISC OS), and stores all files associated with an application in a single folder in /Programs. The most current version of GoboLinux is 016, released at the end of 2016, which includes further filesystem virtualisation tools in the form of Runner, and (if you can find it) a copy of NCSA Mosaic for a bit of old-school web browsing.
Universe Today
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This rare circumstance makes Europa one of the highest priority targets in the search for present-day life beyond Earth. On Earth, chemical interactions between life and lifeless rock in deep oceans and within the outer crust provide the energy needed to power and sustain microbial life. For all we know, deep sea volcanoes belch essential elements into the salty waters spawned by the constant flexing and heating of the moon as it orbits Jupiter every 85 hours. This mosaic of images includes the most detailed view of the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa obtained by NASA's Galileo mission. This observation was taken with the sun relatively high in the sky, so most of the brightness variations are due to color differences in the surface material rather than shadows. Ridge tops, brightened by frost, contrast with darker valleys, perhaps due to small temperature variations allow frost to accumulate in slightly colder, higher-elevation locations.
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: ©Juliana Gomez ) A shortage of incubators and a hunch about marsupials inspired a Colombian doctor to try something radical to save premature babieslives. For Mosaic , Lena Corner reports that now some believe constant skin-to-skin contact with parents is not only cheaper than hi-tech neonatal care—it may be better, too. The story is republished here under a Creative Commons license. Carmela Torres was 18 when she became pregnant for the first time. It was 1987, and she and her now-husband, Pablo Hernandez, were two idealistic young Colombians born in the coastal region of Montería who moved to the capital, Bogotá, in search of freedom and a better life. When Torres told her father she was expecting, he was so angered by the thought of his daughter having a child out of wedlock that they didnt speak to each other for years.
Politico
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The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution prohibits U.S. officials from receiving payments from foreign governments. Lawyers started warning about the potential for violations at Trump’s Washington hotel and overseas properties after he won the election, but the clause didnt start applying to Trump until he took office on Jan. 20. The Jan. 23-26 hotel stay paid by the Saudis raises questions about whether it represents a violation of the foreign emoluments clause. “The problem with Donald Trump’s constitutionally forbidden foreign government cash and other benefits is not just that any one particular payment is problematic — it’s also a systemic problem,” said Norm Eisen, who was President Barack Obama’s ethics czar and is now part of a lawsuit accusing Trump of violation the Emoluments Clause. “It’s another tile in the mosaic of unconstitutional behavior.
Lincolnshire Echo
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The Event Chronicle
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( source ) Karl Wolf, another witness for Greer’s Disclosure Project, who was with the USAF and held a top secret crypto clearance at Tactical Air Command in Langley AFB Virginia, was assigned to an NSA facility to do equipment repair, and came across an airman who told him about how they receive images from the lunar orbiter. He was told that they’ve discovered a base on the backside of the moon. Keep in mind, this was in 1965. Karl claims to have seen the mosaic which showed the base, geometric shapes, towers, spherical buildings, radar dishes, and other massive structures. He gave his testimony in Washington at the National Press Club more than a decade ago and you can watch it here . Interesting to think about, isnt it? Thanks for reading. This article ( Image Study of our Moon FindsUnusual Structures” & PotentialPassagewaysLeading Underground ) was originally published on Collective Evolution and syndicated by The Event Chronicle .
Hackaday
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, the megapixel number was essentially an easy way for marketers to advertise the claimed superiority of their products until the practical limits of image sensors was reached. Beyond a certain limit, more megapixels doesn't automatically translate into a better picture. As already mentioned, however, the megapixel count can be important, but there are so many ways to make up for a lower megapixel count if you have to. For example, images with high dynamic range are becoming the norm even in cell phones, which also helps eliminate the need for a flash. Whatever you decide, though, if you want to start taking great pictures don't worry about specs; just go out and take some photographs! (Title image: VISTA gigapixel mosaic of the central parts of the Milky Way, produced by European Southern Observatory (ESO) and released under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This is a scaled version of the original 108,500 x 81,500, 9-gigapixel image.) Filed under: Featured
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / Kangaroo care, mimicking the animal's early childhood care by acting as a human incubator for new babies, has picked up steam in terms of both science and scope of implementation. (credit: ©Juliana Gomez ) A shortage of incubators and a hunch about marsupials inspired a Colombian doctor to try something radical to save premature babieslives. For Mosaic , Lena Corner reports that now some believe constant skin-to-skin contact with parents is not only cheaper than hi-tech neonatal care—it may be better, too. The story is republished here under a Creative Commons license. Carmela Torres was 18 when she became pregnant for the first time. It was 1987, and she and her now-husband, Pablo Hernandez, were two idealistic young Colombians born in the coastal region of Montería who moved to the capital, Bogotá, in search of freedom and a better life.
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