Techradar
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You probably have a ride-sharing platform of choice already, but you may soon have one more to add to your repertoire: the Waze Carpool service is expanding. Google-owned Waze has been running a pilot program for its spin on ride-sharing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Israel, but over the coming months Carpool will put rubber to the road in several more US cities and Latin America, reports the Wall Street Journal , which interviewed Waze boss Noam Bardin about the expansion plans. Unlike Uber and Lyft - services that rely on paid drivers - the idea behind Waze Carpool is to match passengers with driving Wazers who are already making a trip. Drivers and passengers are paired by the similarity of their commutes based on their work and home addresses, according to Waze Carpool's FAQ . One big plus of Waze Carpool is that trips are less expensive than those with more established ride-sharing players because passengers are basically just splitting gas money; the Waze Carpool rate currently doesn't exceed the US federal mileage charge of 54 cents per mile, however the rate may tick up by 15 percent should Carpool finds its footing.
BMW Blog
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However, the BMW would likely leave the AMG behind in the corners. It's important to note the target for the M760Li, which is immense power and capability on windy roads, not the race track. While the M760Li is a fast car and has impressive handling dynamics, physics cannot be denied and it's far too heavy to be a proper track car. But it comes alive on the open road, with the turn-in and grip to handle sweeping corners and long straights with equal aplomb. When the twisties end and it's time to cruise, the BMW M760Li becomes a superb Autobahn machine. Its suspension, despite being firmer than a standard 7 Series, is still very comfortable and the interior is every bit as luxurious. So it's a wonderful car to eat up miles in. It's also packed with the same tech as the standard 7 Series, so it can entertain passengers for hours. All the while, its massive engine is waiting to be unleashed onto open pavement, sending a sane trip into hyperdrive.
Daily Mail - Home
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It appears the video was taken on a hunting trip and the clip was uploaded to Instagram by UAE deputy prime minister Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan with the caption, 'Stability will achieve your goals'.
TIME - Top Stories
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Stephen Colbert is continuing his streak of opening The Late Show with a monologue aimed at President Donald Trump . The host began Tuesday's episode with a discussion of Trump's tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture a visit that had been postponed on Martin Luther King Day due to scheduling conflicts. It was an exciting day for President Trump because he went on a field trip, he joked in a singsongy voice. He was so worried Steve Bannon wouldn't sign his permission slip. Colbert then moved on to Trump's comments on his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson. Yes, Trump really started something by hiring Ben Carson, he said, echoing a statement made by the president during his speech. It is the greatest achievement for African Americans since about four weeks ago when we had a black president. Watch the full clip below.
TIME - News
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Stephen Colbert is continuing his streak of opening The Late Show with a monologue aimed at President Donald Trump . The host began Tuesday's episode with a discussion of Trump's tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture a visit that had been postponed on Martin Luther King Day due to scheduling conflicts. It was an exciting day for President Trump because he went on a field trip, he joked in a singsongy voice. He was so worried Steve Bannon wouldn't sign his permission slip. Colbert then moved on to Trump's comments on his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson. Yes, Trump really started something by hiring Ben Carson, he said, echoing a statement made by the president during his speech. It is the greatest achievement for African Americans since about four weeks ago when we had a black president. Watch the full clip below.
Hackaday
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This is an incredible engineering challenge. The satellites need to be self sufficient, able to orient themselves correctly, be able to survive the trip from one planet to another, and have the radio equipment necessary to communicate over that distance. This is where the team Nacer works with comes into the picture. Antenna engineers and mechanical engineers work together with the rest of the CubeSat teams to design and build the communications array. In this case, a brand new radio called IRIS was developed to help meet the power and size constraints. There almost no room inside the vehicle left for an antenna array so the reflectors were built to fold flat on the outside of the vehicle. The UHF antenna, which communicates with the Mars ground vehicles, sits flat on the bottom of the satellite but pops out like a jack-in-the-box. The X-band antenna that transmits back to earth folds into three panels.
Hackaday
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This is an incredible engineering challenge. The satellites need to be self sufficient, able to orient themselves correctly, be able to survive the trip from one planet to another, and have the radio equipment necessary to communicate over that distance. This is where the team Nacer works with comes into the picture. Antenna engineers and mechanical engineers work together with the rest of the CubeSat teams to design and build the communications array. In this case, a brand new radio called IRIS was developed to help meet the power and size constraints. There almost no room inside the vehicle left for an antenna array so the reflectors were built to fold flat on the outside of the vehicle. The UHF antenna, which communicates with the Mars ground vehicles, sits flat on the bottom of the satellite but pops out like a jack-in-the-box. The X-band antenna that transmits back to earth folds into three panels.
PC Pro
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Alan Martin 4 min 5 sec ago Science As excuses for not hitting the gym go, not having equipment small enough for your species to use is about as good as it gets. Still, any ants reading this that want to get in shape should start planning a trip to Ulm University in Germany, where scientists have developed a teeny-tiny treadmill custom built for desert ants . Of course the actual purpose of the treadmill isnt to help ants gain that buff segmented body they’ve always dreamed of – as good a use of research funding as that would be – it’s actually to help scientists understand how their legs move, and how they change their gait when searching for their nest. See related This tiny robot tentacle is so accurate it can lasso live ants Robot pheromones make machines act like ants That’s a bit more complex than your standard human treadmill, as you might imagine, with the equipment needing to compensate for stopping and changes in direction.
Universe Today
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The UAE became part of a global scientific drive to explore space, and we hope to serve humanity through this project. Elements of the project were showcased at the Summit by a team of Emirati engineers, scientists and researchers which included a concept for a human city that would be built by robots. It also showcased aspects of the inhabitants' lifestyle, like the transportation they would use, how they would generate power, how they would grow food, the infrastructure they would build, and the materials that would be used to construct the colony. An artist's illustration of an early Mars settlement. Credit: Bryan Versteeg/MarsOne Given the long-term nature of this project, it will be broken down into multiple phases that will take place over the next few decades. Phase One will focus on preparing the scientists who will attempt to address all the challenges and concerns of sending human beings on a one-way trip to Mars.
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21stCenturyWire
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Gabbard recently returned from a fact finding trip to Syria where she stated that Syrian people expressed that there are no moderate rebels fighting inside the embattled nation. Watch her discuss the matter with CNN's Jake Tapper below... In 2013, the NY Times openly discussed the CIA's arms shipments (with Turkish aid) to parts of the Middle East, namely, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Unbeknownst to most US taxpayers at the time, the CIA was arming so-called moderate' Syrian rebels, many of which have had links to terror. Here's a passage from the March 2013 NY Times report , that disclosed the Langley sanctioned arms shipments to rebels : With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders.
Mashable
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InfoWars editor-at-large and alt-right conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson is fulfilling a promise he made on Twitter, to pay a journalist to go scope out a Swedish suburb he calls "crime ridden." SEE ALSO: Internet turns to @Sweden after Trump appears to invent terror attack Watson took to Twitter on Monday to lambast critics who ridiculed President Donald Trump's strange reference to Sweden during a rally on Saturday. During the speech, Trump made a baffling reference to Sweden that seemed to imply the country had been hit by a terrorist attack, which it had not. "You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden," he said. Read more... More about Immigrants , Sweden , Infowars , Tim Pool , and Business
Futurity
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By outfitting each bumble bee with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tagsimilar to the sensors that protect merchandise from shopliftersresearchers were able to keep tabs on them at all times and log the data automatically instead of relying on human observations limited to certain times. The way these studies have typically been done requires a human observer sitting in front of a hive entrance and taking notes all day, and nobody wants to do that, says Avery Russell, a doctoral student in entomology and insects in the lab of Daniel Papaj, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona. With the RFID chips, we can track every nectar and pollen collection trip made over each worker's lifespan and a portion of the colony's lifespan. Here’s how bumble bees pick the healthiest pollen Researchers then used the data to determine how patterns of specialization on each food type differed at timescales of a day or over a lifetime.
Daily Mail - USA
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Bao Bao, has spent her last moments in Washington DC and has caught her flight to China, where she will join a panda breeding program.
TIME - Top Stories
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She told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: I'm from New York I'm born and raised there, but I was a little intimidated. When Reid asked the Parent Trap star why she was wearing the headscarf, she said it was out of respect for the Turkish women she had met with on her trip. I was... leaving Turkey and... when I see certain people I feel more comfortable acting the same way as the other women that's just a personal respect issue for me that I have, she said. When Morgan asked Lohan about her views on President Donald Trump, Lohan said she thought he should be given a fair chance. I don't agree with his policies and the things he is doing, she said. But at the end of the day he is the president right now. So what's the point of picking on someone instead of seeing what they're capable or not capable of.
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John Cornyn's trip to the Mexico-US border could define where he stands on one of Trump's biggest campaign promises, will border the visit change his mind?