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Lightning McQueen may have some miles on him, but the Cars franchise is still going strong. Pixar has just unveiled the first full trailer for Cars 3 , which pits an aging McQueen against a younger, sleeker competitor, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). SEE ALSO: Summer movie preview: What to watch if you're an action connoisseur There's something amusingly meta about the trailer's focus on "branding" and "legacy," considering this is the latest entry in a massively successful franchise. But by the end of the spot, McQueen's started to rediscover what it is he loves so much about the sport and, spoiler alert, it's not all the "stuff" that comes with it. Read more... More about Pixar Animation Studios , Owen Wilson , Cars 3 , Entertainment , and Film
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He even voiced a starring role in animated Dr Seuss adaptation The Lorax , and poked fun at himself in several Funny Or Die sketches. Video of Zac Efron Can#039;t Stop Taking Selfies Off-set Efron was experimenting, too. He became a recurring character in the tabloids for a series of social shenanigans. But in 2013 he went to rehab, emerged sober and immediately owned up to his problems, telling The Hollywood Reporter that it was all part of being young, single, and successful in the industry. “I’m human,” he said. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes.” Then in May 2014, Bad Neighbours came out, and the “Efronaissance” began. The former teen idol surprised nearly everyone in Hollywood by playing a lovably arrogant prick and showing formidable comedic chops. The film earned more than $260m (around £211m) and became the highest-grossing live-action film of co-star Seth Rogen’s career, but the biggest surprise was probably that Efron stole the movie.
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She manages both projects and people, and is a strong advocate for the work her teachers do. And, she’s constantly celebrating their innovations on Twitter, communicating to the public the mission and vision of the district. COMMUNICATION “The biggest misconception about communication is that it occurs,” said Art Fessler, Superintendent of CCSD59 outside of Chicago in an interview on the Modern Learners podcast . Fessler has also been pushing for a more modern approach to learning in his district, but he’s been careful to build the capacity of his community, parents, and teachers while slowly taking on change in the classroom. “What they understand more than most is that for that stuff to be successful in classrooms, you need parents who understand why you’re doing that,” Richardson said of Fessler and his Associate Superintendent, Tom Luedloff.
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Gameplay It looks like the action RPG gameplay wont change too much from previous titles in the franchise, most likely drawing from and improving on that of Kingdom Hearts 2 and perhaps integrating particularly successful elements from the handheld titles. Its been confirmed, though, that Sora will be much more mobile in combat, able to wall run, jump on enemies, and largely take greater advantage of the games much larger environments. Back in 2013, Nomura said that the combat in Kingdom Hearts 3 will be pretty frantic, with NPCs able to join in the three-person party fights as well as more intricate enemy AI. A couple of interesting new combat features that have been confirmed include Attraction Flow and Keyblade Transformations. Attraction Flow attacks are new super moves that will apparently be triggered under certain though unconfirmed battle conditions.
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This featured a six-cosmonaut crew who would land on Mars for a one-year expedition, spending two and a half years in space in total. Mars has been a target for human exploration since the 19th century In 1962, Nasa conducted its own studies, analyzing what it would take to accomplish a human voyage to Mars. Their researchers concluded that a Mars mission could be done with eight rockets assembling an interplanetary spacecraft in low-Earth orbit, or perhaps even with a single launch of an enormous hypothetical future rocket. From there on out, and especially following the successful Moon landings , proposals for crewed Mars missions came thick and fast. Von Braun developed new mission concepts, this time for Nasa, suggesting that multiple space shuttle launches could ferry the parts necessary for a larger spacecraft into orbit. Between 1981 and 1996, a series of conferences were held at the University of Colorado titled The Case for Mars, working through the different problems that a manned mission would encounter, and much of their work is still influential today.
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Fortunately, they got the caliper and installed it in time to get it to the track on schedule. This is where we pick up in this new video, which so happens to be the last video. They start off the ChumpCar endurance race and the E30 seems to be working perfectly. In fact, the first driver remarks that it was driving fantastically, which was odd considering they hadn't really driven it since it was converted from a rally car to a track car and no alignment had been done. But it went through its first day pretty solid. The only real issue the first day was the its rear tires were rubbing pretty hard through some turns, so by the end of the day the rear tires' sidewalls were almost completely worn down and it's a mystery how they didn't blow. Credit Nitto for making strong tires. On the second day, they banged out the rear fenders so they wouldn't wear down the tires and hoped for another successful day.
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Eight of South Urals' strongest men participated in a strongmen tournament in Chelyabinsk on Friday. Dmitri Stroganov finished as the competition's overall winner after being more successful than his opponents in the yoke-pushing category and lifting a car of 1,300 kilogrammes (2,866 pounds) category. Stroganov said that the yoke-pushing was the most difficult contest of the lot. SOT, Dmitri Stroganov, Winner of the car lifting contest (Russian): "Today there was a yoke, it's not comfortable and unusual, all the athletes had to adapt to it, since it's hard to cope with it from the first time. Nobody knows the technique, so we've done it as we could. So, some quite strong guys turned out to be in the last places." SOT, Dmitri Stroganov, Winner of the car lifting contest (Russian): "Actually, for me it was a bit easier since I’m smaller and my amplitude is smaller than that of tall athlete’s.
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Tavares hopes the Citroen C5 Aircross, pictured against the backdrop of Shanghai, will help revive PSA's sales in China Proving itself in China is fundamental to global success, says PSA Group boss Carlos Tavares, who is confident its new SUVs will help its goals The success of the PSA Group's brands, Peugeot , Citroën and DS , in China is fundamental to showing its capabilities globally, according to boss Carlos Tavares. “China is the biggest market in the world. We want to become a global car maker, so it is important for us to be successful in China,” said Tavares. He acknowledged that “so far this is not the case” and that the company “is not going in the right direction” in China. Sales dropped by around 16% in China and south-east Asia last year, due to a pricing war that led PSA to restructure its activities to reduce costs. Tavares, speaking at the Citroën C5 Aircross reveal in Shanghai, added: “Being successful in China shows we are capable of being a global car maker.
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30 Habits of Highly Productive Content Teams [Infographic] A successful content team needs to work together well, despite several moving parts. What gets them there are the habits they create, like looking everywhere for content ideas and consistently handling ad-hoc content requests. Content Marketing Institute Google is trying to turn Image Search into a shopping tool Google is seemingly turning its image search into a shopping tool -- a new feature called style ideas shows users looking for fashion merchandise what the items they select would look like with other items for sale. recode Snapchat will tell brands how many people saw their ads, then visited their stores, restaurants Snapchat is allowing brands to see whether the amount of people who have seen their ads translates into in-store visits. They can do this by determining when a user is using Snapchat in a store location, whether or not they've seen the respective ad.
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Both speakers are a work in progress in this regard, with incremental updates coming out all the time, but we will say that Amazons seems better at hearing your commands in the first place. Price The Echo is not an especially cheap bit of kit. The Echo Dot, the cheapest device to integrate Alexa, costs $50/40. The standard Echo unit costs $180/149. Meanwhile Google Home has been priced at $129 (129 / AU$170), which significantly undercuts its rival's premium offering, although Google doesnt currently offer a budget version of its smart speaker. Verdict Amazon's Echo functionality is proven, and has been refined over the course of its first year of release. It's on a successful trajectory that, if it should continue, will make the Amazon Echo a mainstream commodity in the next few years. Meanwhile, Google's existing services already heavily integrate a number of different external apps and functionality, but although the search giant is planning on making full use of its existing services, including Google Translate, Google Maps and YouTube, this integration isnt perfect yet.
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Jon Ossoff thinks the women vote will be key to winning his election. Cenk Uygur, Hannah Cranston, and Amberia Allen, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “WASHINGTONDemocratic House candidate Jon Ossoff said it was mostly women who propelled his surprisingly successful campaign against Republican rival Karen Handel, whom he nearly defeated in a special election Tuesday night in a historically red Georgia district. “This is a story about women in this community,” Ossoff said after a first-place primary showing that puts him in a runoff with Handel. “This comes down to grassroots intensity,” Ossoff added on MSNBC Wednesday. “The thousands of volunteers and organizers, so much of it led by women who have been pounding the pavement and knocking on doors for months here in Georgia, and it’s that kind of grassroots momentum that will carry us to victory on June 20.
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Well, that's pretty amazing. Lilium Aviation dropped a video showing the successful test flight of its all-electric flying caraka vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype, per The Verge and it's something to behold. The vehicle gets its vertical lift thanks to the 36 electric jets mounted on the vehicle's wings on a dozen movable flaps pointed downward, giving it enough force to lift straight up like a helicopter. Once the vehicle is in the air, those flaps can be pivoted to turn that thrust horizontally, enabling, well, flying. When done, the vehicle can then go back to vertical thrust and diminish the thrust for a smooth (we assume) landing straight down. Read more... More about Flying Cars , Lilium Aviation , Aeromobil , Tech , and Transportation
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Along with the successful completion of flight tests, Lilium has also revealed it is working on a larger, five-seater version that the firm says could soon be used for ride-sharing services.
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Lilium has successfully tested its all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet for the first time, and you can watch the inaugural test flight above. The basic concept of a VTOL is that it has the benefits of a helicopter in terms of taking off without requiring a huge runway, but once airborne, it can still achieve the higher top speeds of a fixed wing aircraft like a jet. The Read More