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Techradar
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Due to the low temperature of the star, all seven of the planets orbit closer to it than Mercury does to our Sun. As a result, if you stood on the surface of one of them, you'd see the others appearing larger than the Moon in our sky. Weather patterns could also be completely unlike those on Earth - the planets may be tidally locked to their star, meaning both sides will be permanently locked in either day or night. This would create strong winds blowing from one side to the other, and extreme temperature differences. Exciting Result This is the most exciting result I have seen in the 14 years of Spitzer operations," said Sean Carey, manager of NASA's Spitzer Science Center. "Spitzer will follow up in the fall to further refine our understanding of these planets so that the James Webb Space Telescope can follow up. More observations of the system are sure to reveal more secrets.
Collective Evolution
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We did not spam, abuse, nor ask anything more than 1 simple question. So What Next? I can't tell you why this happened, for all we know it is simply the action of a Reddit moderator wanting to control conversation in their own way. Perhaps they were told to keep questions safe and simple, about the subject only. But it's curious that our account would be permanently suspended in the process. The point of this story comes down to what I've mentioned above. This subject is what I believe to be one of the most important subjects facing us today. It has the ability to change life as we know it entirely. And not in a way that would cause chaos but one that would create amazing beauty. The technological implications of disclosing the truth about ET's and UFO's is astronomical. The question how are they getting here? on it's own would reveal technological possibilities that would challenge our biggest industries.
Mind Shift
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Amel said she worried about accidentally offending her classmates because she didnt know enough about other cultures to know when she was offending someone. She learned quickly to ask questions instead of making assumptions. Now she likes learning about her classmatescultures and perspectives it’s part of what keeps class interesting. And she thinks it will be an asset when she goes to college and meets people from diverse backgrounds. The social process Amel described is actually a big part of the educational strategy at SFIHS. Educators are taking advantage of teensdesire to flirt and socialize to help them learn the language. “They are social creatures. They want to talk; they want to learn; they're curious,” Kessler said. “If we create the most heterogeneous mix of kids that we possibly can and put them in situations where they are asked to speak English together, they learn English very quickly.
Daily Mail - Science
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The massive crack, now wider in parts than the Empire State Building, would create an iceberg with an area roughly the size of Delware or Wales, could leave the entire shelf unstable.
Mashable
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Danny Shervin is a painter who has taken to using gunpowder as his material of choice to create incredibly detailed works of art His original artwork is based in nature, with images of owls, deer and other woodland animals. To share with the world the painstaking process of creating art with gunpowder, he has put together a Paint with Gunpowder YouTube. As you can imagine, pushing and placing gunpowder to resemble landscapes isn't easy. As it says on his website , each painting takes several hours to finish. So imagine our surprise when he finishes each art piece, only to put a lighter to it. That's right. He burns the gunpowder after he completes his work, and watching the slow burn is delightfully mesmerizing. Read more... More about Fire , Youtube , Videos , Art , and Gunpowder
Ruptly TV
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Moscow is waiting for US proposals on possible cooperation in Syria, speaking during a joint press conference alongside his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandyan in Moscow, Wednesday. SOT, Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister (Russian): "We certainly call for the initiatives that concern the Syrian territory to be first agreed upon with the Syrian government. Otherwise, it would not be easy to implement these and other [initiatives]. [We expect] that the initiative of safe zones, which has been proposed by our American colleagues, is based on the [willingness] to create conditions for the civilians who had temporarily left their homes to be able to stay in safe areas and not be exposed to risks by embarking on some uncertain journey. Yes, I guess the initiative also aims to decrease the number of migrants, which concerns European countries and the United States more and more.
Hackaday
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More weight caused friction, slowing down the pendulum faster. Less weight and the pen lines became whisker thin. The new version, seen in the video below, was built a couple of years back and is similar to the one we built in the ‘70’s, except it is completely self standing and portable. Harmonograph Design Improvements It's possible to add additional degrees of movement to create even more stunning art. Instead of moving the pen via a single pendulum, you could use two pendulums and get the pen to move in an even more complex motion. [Karl Sims] describes the construction of such a three pendulum design which is simple to fabricate. Or you can attach two, or even three, pens and create multi-colored designs. In 2017, with the comfort of having instant access to practically any kind of information, it’s easy to learn a lot more about the harmonograph than we could back in the '70's.
Sky News - Entertainment
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TIME - Top Stories
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Thanks to its two person spacing, you can also sit in tandem with an instructor or friend and enjoy the views. Crystal Kayak Company launched the product, which has become their best-selling item, three years ago, but it was a drone video they shot a year back that truly put the item on the map. The company, which ships its kayaks across the world, also works with hotels and rental companies, giving you the chance to try them out yourself at spots like the Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel in Negril, Jamaica, and Vegas Glass Kayaks in Las Vegas, Nevada. Courtesy of Crystal Kayak Company Being down in Florida and traveling often to the Bahamas, we have seen people who travel from all over the world to see exotic destinations, only to sit on the beach, Maxfield said. We had been in one of these kayaks before where the sides were opaque but the bottom was transparent, but wanted a way to see more than just a 20 percent view, so we decided to create it to give people a reason to get out into the water, he added.
Futurity
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One-atom-wide wires, also called single-atom junctions, are akin to highways where, if the flow of heat is unimpeded, the heat flow rate reaches a value that is governed by only fundamental physical constants, says Wonho Jeong, a postdoctoral fellow in mechanical engineering and an equally contributing lead author of the study. While this heat flow behavior governed by quantum mechanics has been theorized, it had only been observed at ultra-cold temperatures. However, to create useful nanoscale systems, the effects need to be observed at room temperatures. Going forward, this work paves the way for probing the ultimate limits of energy and heat flow in a host of different materials... Toward this goal, the team developed picowatt-resolution heat flow sensors called calorimeters that were able to measure heat flows in single-atom strands of gold and platinum.
Home Designing
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Autocar
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McLaren P14 leaked online six weeks before debut - see image below The car is due to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March and will also be twice as aerodynamically efficient as the current 650S, according to the manufacturer. Product development boss Mark Vinnels said several aerodynamic technologies have contributed to the improvement, ensuringoutstanding levels of grip and stability”. An active wing extending across the full width of the second-generation Super Series model moves upwards and increases in angle to optimise aero efficiency. The wing also deploys to its most extreme angle as an air brake in less than half a second. The car’s cooling efficiency has also been improved by 15%, with increased airflow to the radiators through a new design of a dihedral door. Adopting technology first seen on the P1, ducts within the door structures force air from the top of the doors down into the radiators and draw air out of the front wheel arches to create increased downforce.
Social Media Examiner
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Open Culture
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A quick fyi: this video is a little not safe for work. You know you want to create something, but how on Earth to get it out of your mind and into reality? Sometimes you simply can’t see the way forward, a situation in which every creator finds themselves sooner or later. When the sculptor Eva Hesse hit a creative block in 1965, she wrote of her problem to a close friend, the conceptual artist Sol Lewitt . He emphatically suggested that she “just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder,” and furthermore that she stop wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself.
SABC Digital News
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One of the growing sectors of the South African economy is small business and entrepreneurship. However the big concern is that this growth is not gaining scale or making an impact on economic growth. So how can we ensure that all these new ideas and programs we talk about constantly start to create jobs and make a meaningful contribution to the country's coffers. Xolani Qubeka is the Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Development Institute, which is also a member of the Black Business Council. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Universe Today
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Elon Musk has been rather outspoken in recent years about his plan to create a human settlement on Mars. Stressing the need for a backup location for humanity, he has dedicated his company (SpaceX) to the creation of a reusable spacecraft (aka. the Interplanetary Transport System) that in the coming decades will be able to transport one-hundred people at a time to Mars. In addition to Musk, Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp has also expressed an interest in creating a permanent settlement on Mars. In 2012, he founded MarsOne with the intent of developing the necessary expertise to mount one-way trips to the Red Planet by 2032. And according to an announcement from the government of Dubai, it seems they aren't the only ones looking to colonize the Red Planet. The announcement came on February 14th, 2017, during the 5th World Government Summit which was held this year in Dubai.
Fox News
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Windows Blog
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The North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE) has worked for over four decades to promote excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world. Its mission is to accelerate environmental literacy and civic engagement through the power of environmental education. The NAAEE relies on the web as their primary channel to reach new audiences to tell the stories of their work. NAAEE’s mission inspired the Microsoft Edge team to create a digital storytelling platform for NAAEE and for the people who build and teach environmental education to share their stories of impact. Through our partnership, we discovered that the NAAEE needed a better storytelling canvas to reach their audience: a site for other environmental enthusiasts to read the stories of the people who have pioneered new programs and get the resources they need to build certified programs.
Ruptly TV
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S." SOT, Li Keqiang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (Mandarin): "With such a huge trade scale, it is impossible to avoid the trade friction. But I believe if we insist the ideas of 'respect, equality, coordination,' the problems will be solved properly. We have confidence it will go to the right direction" SOT, Li Keqiang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (Mandarin): "If China launches a trading war against the US, it will be bad for China, U.S. and the whole rest of the world" SOT, Bernard Cazaneuve, Prime Minister of France (French): "We are, like you said when you referred to Trump, in a period of protectionism - by which I mean an idea where we think that if we close our borders and exchanges we will get more economic and social progress - this idea now is expressed by quite a few state leaders. I think that in times like this we must be pragmatic, by which I mean create more exchanges and find a balance founded on collaboration between economies" Video ID: 20170221- 048 Video on Demand: http://www.
SABC Digital News
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Unemployment figures in the Northern Cape have almost doubled in the past few years. Recent Labour force survey statistics show a jump from 23 to 43 percent.The provincial government has been criticised for the lack of an economic growth plan and failure to create decent jobs. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Windows Blog
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HubSpot Marketing Blog
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Here’s my one of my favorite out-of-office messages from HubSpot Principal Marketing Strategist, Sam Mallikarjunan : 3) Block off time for responding to emails in advance. Book yourself off a window of time to dedicate solely to replying to emails. If you schedule this before you leave the office, you wont be scrambling on your first day back trying to balance everything you need to do. Plus, this system helps you avoid multitasking , which is estimated to cost businesses billions of dollars in productivity loss each year. Check out some of the data on this from Fuze and Visual.ly: Source: Fuze 4) Create a reasonable to-do list for your return. While it’s fresh in your mind, make a list of what you have to prioritize when you get back into the office. It’s easier than trying to remember it three days later, and your future self will thank you for getting organized in advance.
TIME - Top Stories
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Now out on bail, Mawarire is keen to reignite a movement he midwifed close to a year ago that he hopes could lead to a change in the country's leadership. He is also toying with the idea of running in the 2018 general election, but only if he is called upon and the shoe fits. I don't want to close the door on going into politics, Mawarire says. This comes from the realization that there are many levels to contributing to the change that Zimbabwe needs. He says he decided to create the #ThisFlag clip, which spoke out against the country's dysfunction, during a moment of clarity as he thought of his children's future. I kind of snapped... I have nothing to my name, not a dime, no property, nothing, Mawarire says. That is a horrible, horrible, prospect for my children... the longer I thought about it the more I realized we are in this situation simply because a group of people have not cared for 37 years.