Oxford Mail
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EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
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The U.S. Coast Guard says its crews are responding to an oil spill on the lower Mississippi River that left an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil in the water. Coast Guard officials said early Wednesday that the spill happened southwest of Venice, Louisiana. The Coast Guard said skimming vessels, boom and other materials were being used to reduce the spread of oil and collect oil from the water's surface. It planned to conduct a flight over the area on Wednesday to assess the situation.
Know Your Mobile
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Richard Goodwin 23/03/2017 - 9:32am The Microsoft SPRING SALE is happening RIGHT NOWBIG savings to be had on Surface Pro Windows 10 laptops I’ll admit this to you right now: I had no idea, until very recently, just how well stocked the Microsoft Store was with goodies. I knew it existed but I just figured it’d be Microsoft stuffconsoles, Surfaces and the like. I was wrong, though. The Microsoft Store has all kinds of Windows-powered gadgets and gizmos inside it and right now there is a rather epic Spring Sale on the go which sees hundreds of dollars knocked off the price of things like the Surface Pro 4. Time For An Upgrade? If you’re running an older laptop and fancy an upgrade, you should definitely check out some of the deals Microsoft has running for its Surface Pro 4 machines – you can get $200 of the RRP in some cases. The Surface Pro 5 is expected to land in the not too distant future and what an update that will be! However – the Surface Pro 5, being new and shiny, will be rather expensive.
Voice Of America
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An extensive South Korean salvage operation Thursday successfully raised the Sewol ferry, which capsized nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 passengers, many of them high school students. “At 4:47am we lifted (the Sewol) 22 meters and entire body of the ferry started to show for the first time above the surface,” said Lee Cheol-jo, an official in charge of salvage operation with the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. National tragedy The sinking of the Sewol, with 476 passengers on board, during a routine journey from Incheon to the holiday resort of Jeju Island, April 16, 2014, triggered national outrage over the deadly accident that was later determined to be caused in part by greed, incompetence and negligence. The ferry on that day was dangerously overloaded, hauling 3,608 tons of cargo despite a maximum cargo limit of 987 tons. It’s excessive weight made the vessel less stable, and it capsized while attempting to execute a turn at a high speed.
Dezeen
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The Sun Daily - Tech
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The Xiaomi Mi Mix marks the beginning of a trend that's likely to spread to Samsung and Apple product lines. Curved designs South Korean tech giant Samsung has been a pioneer in the field of curved screens, successfully rolling them out to the mass market via the Galaxy S6 Edge and S7 Edge. In these models, the screen curves down over the sides of the handset for bezel-free edges, an idea that has now been picked up by other handset makers, principally Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi (Mi Note) and Vivo (Xplay5 Elite). The technology still seems to have a bright future ahead. In late 2016, Sharp presented a totally borderless curved screen theoretically capable of covering the entire surface of a handset. This could come to several models from 2017. New screen formats Alternative screen formats are another way of refreshing smartphone design and handling.
SiteProNews
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The Sun Daily - Showbiz
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Espinosa worked with Rutherford to create an entirely original organism made up of cells that can each perform any bodily function, structurally superior to humans, with their specialised brain cells, eye cells, lung cells and so on. Threatening The Life crew created a shape-shifter creature that adapts to its environment and can mimic whatever it comes into contact with, growing ever bigger, stronger and more threatening. "We don't think that a life form would survive on the surface of Mars. The atmosphere is too thin and it would be sterilised by ultraviolet radiation," Rutherford said. But he managed to come up with an idea for a creature that had survived for millennia by protecting itself from the Red Planet's harsh conditions. "The idea was that the alien has been in hibernation, protected from the radiation beneath the surface of the planet," he said.
RT USA
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Collective Evolution
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For example, Dr. Bonnie Beaver , a professor at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Executive Director of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, explains, Dogs know to comfort people by sniffing out some cancers, such as on the breath of a lung cancer patient. Numerous animals also grieve and mourn the loss of their kind, and others will even perform what we consider death rituals . Elephants often linger over the bones of their kind, in some cases even for multiple days , according to one study, crows and ravens will gather around the dead but won't touch them, and orcas and dolphins will bring dead calves to the surface of the sea in a last-ditch effort to save them. Chimpanzees also perform elaborate death rituals, as they will continue to groom the bodies of their dead infants in order to delay the inevitable decay.
The Huffington Post
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In both trips, passengers will be treated to views of the famous ships deck and grand staircase, which lie approximately 2.4 miles beneath the Atlantics surface. Bluefish further advertises views of the Marconi Room, from which the ships SOS signals were broadcast, as well as Titanics boilers and propellers. Blue Marble touts the trip on its website as a rare opportunity that very few have seen, or ever will. Far fewer people have visited the wreck of the Titanic than the number who have been to space or summited Mt. Everest this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and an expedition designed only for those with a truly adventurous spirit, the companys website reads . According to a previous CNN report, the company Deep Ocean Expedition was the last to offer public dives to the Titanic.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / The evolution of the vortex over femtoseconds. (credit: Spektor et. al.) The late 20th and early 21st century have seen a revolution in the study of light. Far from the old days of seeing things dimly through microscopes, we are now in the position to freeze light, use it to make materials transparent, and watch it spiral around on a gold surface. Watching light do its thing is very difficult. This sounds a bit silly, as we observe the world through the effects of light. But what we actually see is an average effect. Light, shade, colors, and texture all come to us via the intensity of light, provided by lots of individual photons. We are in no position to see the femtosecond flickering of the field that averages to our spectacular view of the world. All the interesting stuff we see is related to the amplitude and phase of the light field, though.
Futurity
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Early Mars may have had rings like Saturn, and might have them again, according to a new model. The research suggests that debris, pushed into space from an asteroid or other body, slammed into the red planet around 4.3 billion years ago and alternates between becoming a planetary ring and clumping up to form a moon. A theory exists that Mars' large North Polar Basin or Borealis Basin, which covers about 40 percent of the planet in its northern hemisphere, results from that impact, sending debris into space. That large impact would have blasted enough material off the surface of Mars to form a ring, says Andrew Hesselbrock, a doctoral student in physics and astronomy at Purdue University. The new model suggests that as the ring formed and the debris slowly moved away from the planet and spread out, it began to clump and eventually formed a moon.
TechCrunch
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The Event Chronicle
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While the ice looks green from above, it’s difficult to ascertain whether the algae is growing on a frozen surface, trapped underneath it or mixed in with a slushy slur of autumn ice. An expedition in April hopes to answer that question. Green ice close-up Why the green ice is occurring so late in the year is another mystery and a possible cause for concern among climate change experts. This may not be a continuation of a summer bloom but a new second season of phytoplankton. While the first season provides food for zooplankton and fish, is the second batch the seed for next year’s crop? Or is it the result of whatever is causing Antarctic ice to melt and world oceans to rise? Is the green ice of Antarctica a canary in a cold mine sending us a warning? We may soon find out. This article ( Mysterious Green Ice is Spreading Around Antarctica ) was originally published on Mysterious Universe and syndicated by The Event Chronicle .
ThinkGeek
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Beam me up, coffee! Add a hot beverage to this mug and transport Star Trek crew members to the planet surface. Pour a hot beverage in this Star Trek Transporter Heat Change Mug and watch as four Starfleet officers transport from the Enterprise to the planet surface. They'll conduct their mission as your drink stays hot, and then return to the ship as it cools. $12.99
Voice Of America
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Universe Today
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As part of their effort to kick-start the eventual colonization of Mars, SpaceX is sending an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars. Initially, that mission was set for 2018, but is now re-scheduled for 2020. Now, SpaceX says they're working with NASA to select a suitable landing site for their first Dragon mission to Mars. At a presentation in Texas on March 18th, Paul Wooster of SpaceX said that they have been working with scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to identify candidate landing sites on the surface of Mars. In order to aid colonization, the sites need to be: near the equator, for solar power near large quantities of ice, for water at low elevation, for better thermal conditions But finding a site that meets those conditions is difficult. According to SpaceNews , the study done with NASA initially recognized 4 regions in Mars' northern hemisphere, all within 40 degrees of the equator.
Daily Mail - Science
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Images by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory reveal the the sun has been spotless for 15 days. This is the longest stretch of spotlessness since the last solar minimum in April 2010.
The Event Chronicle
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“The Israeli aggression this morning comes as a new Israeli attempt to boost the collapsed morale of terrorist groups after they were defeated recently by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies in many areas,” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in the letters to the UN. This would mark the third attack by Israelis on Syria in less than six months. In January Israelis bombed the Syrian Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus a mere five miles away from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s palace which resulted in the Syrian army threatening retaliation. Then in December of last year “several surface-to-surface missiles” were launched by the Israeli Defense Forces from Golan Heights at a Syrian airbase. It seems as if the tension is picking up again between the two countries as this was the most serious incident since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.
ScienceDaily
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Images returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission indicate the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place during its most recent trip through the solar system, says a new study.
Expert Reviews
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3 min 37 sec ago Price when reviewed 999 Acer has been attempting to raise its profile as a maker of prosumer and business-grade hardware in recent years, with a series of laptops aiming to take on higher-priced devices like the MacBook and XPS ranges. After reviewing Acer's surprisingly good Swift 3 notebook, we were expecting big things from the company's latest 2-in-1. The flagship of its convertible line, the Acer Spin 7 aims to cement Acer's position as a contender in the realms of high-end hybrids - but can it match its established rivals? Acer Spin 7 review: Design We were immediately taken with the Spin 7's design . With the lid closed, the all-metal chassis is only 11mm thick, and the clean lines and understated, minimalist aesthetic go together to create a striking-looking device. Sadly, our positive feelings quickly began to fade away once we actually started using it.
Windows Blog
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To wrap up the “New Year, New Devblog series, we’ll go into using Windows 10 IoT Core and show how easy it is to start developing applications to deploy on IoT devices such as the Raspberry Pi 3. If you havent had a chance to read the first two posts in this series, you can find them here: New Year, New Dev: Sharpen your C# Skills New Year, New Dev: Developing your idea into a UWP app Let’s begin by explaining what Windows 10 IoT Core actually is. Windows 10 IoT Core is a version of Windows 10 that is optimized to run on smaller IoT devices, with or without a display, that allows you to build apps using the rich Universal Windows Platform (UWP). In fact, one of the goals for UWP was to enable the same application to run on PC, Xbox, HoloLens, Surface Hub or IoT Core devices. This enables you, as the developer, to create a core application with custom, adaptive user experiences appropriate for these devices.
Phys.Org
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At least on the surface, networking products aren't the most exciting tech gadgets. But they're what make the internet - and all the devices, apps and services that communicate through it - work.