Phys.Org
6 days
It is the time we wait for all winter, as spring's first green leaves unfurl. The joy we feel is the thrill of a new season, kicked off by the masterful work of trees.
Live Science
9 days
Objects that can change shape within seconds after being exposed to heat demonstrate a novel 4D-printing technique that could one day be used to create medical devices that unfurl on their own in the body during surgical procedures.
EVO
20 days
Gone is the awkwardly applied Porsche design language and the old too narrow, too heavy-looking proportions. This time around, the Porsche family look has been adapted far more successfully and the new Panamera is stylish, elegant and looks like the 911’s dignified older brother, rather than the village idiot. A fancy three-piece retractable rear spoiler adds some drama, and even though its movement is a touch over the top, we still can’t get enough of watching it unfurl. Porsche Panamera in detail Performance and 0-60 timeThe 4-litre V8 endows the Turbo with phenomenal performance. Engine and gearboxHot-V turbocharged engines and a competent eight-speed dual-clutch transmission Ride and handlingFor such a big and heavy machine, the Panamera has incredible poise and control. MPG and running costsQuite surprisingly, the 4 E-Hybrid isnt always the most economical of the Panamera range.
BBC News 24
a month
One man tried to unfurl an anti-Putin poster, police dragged him away and the crowd were shouting, disgrace, let him go. The level of corruption.
BBC News 24
a month
One man tried to unfurl an poster on the statue. Police pulled him down and people were shouting, disgrace, let him go. The level of corruption is too high in Russia right now. Every citizen.
The Economic Times
a month
NEW DELHI: Eyeing a hat-trick in Delhi civic polls, BJP chief Amit Shah today launched a blistering attack on the AAP alleging that corruption has flourished under the Kejriwal government and people must teach it a les Addressing BJP workers ahead of the MCD elections, Shah referred to party's victories in the recent assembly polls and said a win the civic elections will help catapult the party to power in the national capital. Pointing to an India map near the dais, Shah said while the country is being painted in "saffron", Delhi continues to remain a "white spot" and asked the party workers to ensure BJP's victory in the civic polls. "After 2014, BJP has won nearly everywhere, except Delhi and Bihar. Today BJP workers will go back with a resolve to plug the gaps and so that the BJP's victory flag is unfurled in the national capital," he said.
OK!
a month
Bethany Platt gave the police a false alibi to save Nathan [ITV] ITV's Coronation Street is one of the biggest shows on prime-time TV. Millions tune in every evening to watch the biggest plot lines unfurl. Coronation Street fans have recently been given an glimpse into Nathan Curtis' link to Mel, the woman who has been helping him to groom an unsuspecting Bethany Platt, played by Lucy Fallon. But how much do Corrie soap stars ...
Sky News
a month
look as if they would have time to go through security and unfurl it. What happened was that Keith Palmer stepped in, expedited it through as quickly as possible, made it with seconds to spare, from then on they called.
TechCrunch
a month
RT
a month
Phys.Org
2 months
Asteroids on the main belt, situated between Mars and Jupiter, move around the sun in quasi circular orbits, so they do not undergo the temperature changes which, in comets, produce the characteristic tails. Nevertheless, some twenty cases have been documented of asteroids which, for various reasons, increase their glow and unfurl a tail of dust. Among the latter stands P/2016 J1, the youngest known "asteroid pair."
Hackaday
2 months
Scaling that up to a full-sized structure, light enough to be fielded but strong enough to stop a .44 Magnum round, was no mean feat. But as the video below shows, the prototype has a lot of potential. Now it's your turn: what applications have you seen for compliant mechanisms? Potential applications range in scale from MEMS linkages for microinjecting cells to huge antennas that unfurl in orbit. We've featured a few origami-like structures before, like this self-assembling robot or a folding quadcopter , but neither of these really rates as compliant. This elegant parabolic satellite antenna is more like it, though. There are applications for designing origami and a mathematical basis for the field; has anyone tried using these tools to design compliant structures? Sound off in the comments below. Filed under: misc hacks
Voice Of America
2 months
After Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the rising popularity of anti-immigrant candidates like Geert Wilders in the Netherlands or far-right Marine Le Pen in France is worrying Europe's political mainstream. Le Pen, who is running for the French presidency this spring, has promised to follow Britain's lead. At the European Parliament, where elections are due in 2019, many say the need for action against hate speech, and strong sanctions for offenders, is long overdue. The assembly — with its two seats; one in the Belgian capital of Brussels, and the other in Strasbourg in northeast France — is often the stage for political and sometimes nationalist theater. Beyond routine shouting matches, members occasionally wear T-shirts splashed with slogans or unfurl banners. Flags adorn some lawmakers' desks. Yet more and more in recent years, lawmakers have gone too far.
Daily Mail - Gardening
2 months
One of the most exciting things about early spring is seeing magnolias gradually unfurl.
MintPress News
2 months
(Photo: @AltStatLiberty via Twitter) (REPORT) Activists scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday to unfurl a massive banner reading Refugees Welcome across the observation deck. The 20-foot red-and-white banner was up from roughly 12:45pm to just before 4:00pm, when the National Park Service tore it down. In an email to local media , the collective of activists, which calls itself Alt Lady Liberty, said they were just private citizens who felt like we needed to say something about the America we believe in. bem no dia que tu visita a estátua alguém tem a melhor ideia de faixa ❤ A post shared by Vitória Londero (@sheisvick) on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:32am PST One organizer added, Speaking personally—my grandparents met in a refugee camp after WWII, and my mother immigrated. So this touches close to home.
The Huffington Post
2 months
Sundays Oscars loom in the shadow of Donald Trumps fledgling presidency. As with every awards show this year, we can expect a night of equal-rights diatribes mounted in resistance to the regressive legislation and callow disregard for tradition that has defined the Trump administrations debut. But before arriving at the annual ritual, we will have already seen one of the most politically driven Best Picture debates unfurl in the media. This time, its personal. Perhaps more than ever, the Best Picture contest seems to double as a referendum on our cultures conscience. Its bigger than the Oscars, just as Beyoncé losing Album of the Year to Adele was bigger than the Grammys . If movies are statements about the world around us, then one purpose of the Academy Awards is to adjudicate the years best cinematic manifestos.
Daily Star - Football
2 months
BBC News 24
3 months
And the inspiration comes from origami. Wow! It's really quite impressive. At the end you can see how large an area you can fill with such a small volume of material. But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come out here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black.
BBC News 24
3 months
Wow! It's really quite impressive. At the end you can see how large an area you can fill with such a small volume of material. But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come out here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black.
BBC News 24
3 months
Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black. The flower shape blocks out the light better than a circle, and those outer petals need to be made to an accuracy of 50 to 100 microns.
BBC News 24
3 months
And the inspiration comes from origami. Wow! It's really quite impressive. At the end you can see how large an area you can fill with such a small volume of material. But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come at here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it's all alone.
BBC News 24
3 months
Wow! It's really quite impressive. At the end you can see how large an area you can fill with such a small volume of material. But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come at here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black.
BBC News 24
3 months
But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come at here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black. The flower shape blocks out the light better than a circle, and those outer petals need to be made to an accuracy of 50 to 100 microns.
BBC News 24
3 months
Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it's all alone. The flower shape blocks out the light better than a circle, and those outer petals need to be made to an accuracy of 50 to 100 microns.