Commencement of flotation commissioning at the Hellyer polymetallic project Tasmania

first_imgNQ Minerals has commenced flotation commissioning at its Hellyer polymetallic operation in Tasmania, Australia. NQ Minerals’ acquisition of the Hellyer gold mine allows the opportunity to fully process and bring its tailings to account. Held within four separate areas, the tailings total 11.24 Mt, and comprise a JORC compliant resource estimated at 9.5 Mt which contains 2.61 g/t Au, 104 g/t Ag, 3.03% Pb and 2.5% Zn. In addition to these tailings, the Hellyer gold mine assets include a large pre-existing mill facility and full supporting infrastructure, including a direct rail line to port. It also includes a fully permitted Consolidated Mining Lease CML 103M – 1987. Highlights:• Commenced successful tails dredging and pumping slurry from the main tailings dam to the Hellyer mill• Commenced commissioning of the base metal flotation circuit at the Hellyer mill• Major mechanical components including the concentrate filters are now all on site and nearing complete installation• Dredge commissioned and in operation. About 120,000 t of material moved from the Finger Pond to Main Tailings Storage Facility prior to its now successful production start-up• Some 62,000 hours worked on the project to date with no reportable injuriesCommenting, Brian Stockbridge, Non–Executive Chairman of NQ Minerals said: “We are pleased to report the Hellyer project in Tasmania Australia has now moved to the commissioning phase. This is a great milestone, and we are very proud of the management and team at Hellyer and the efforts made to get the project to this stage. We are looking forward to seeing concentrate shipped later this year.”last_img read more

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EHF CL TOP 16 Wisla on 6 Zagreb with five goals to

Orlen Wisla Plock and PPD Zagreb made important step towards EHF Champions League TOP 8, but the main impression is that both teams missed the chance to finish the job in the first 60 minute in front of home fans.Orlen Wisła Płock – Vardar Skopje 32:26 (14:12)Wisła: Wichary, Corrales, Morawski – Daszek 4/2, Ghionea 5/3, Nikcević 6, Kwiatkowski, Syprzak 4, Racotea 3, Tioumentsev 1, Jurkiewicz 4, Zelenović 3, Montoro 2.Vardar: Sterbik, Milić – Brumen, Marković, Dibirov 5/2, Shishkarev 1, Stoilov, Toskić 2, Chipurin, Pribak 1, Karacić 4, Dujszebajew 10/1, Abutović, Lazarov 2, Rastvortsev, Gorbok 1.PPD ZAREB – KIF KOLDING 22:17 (15:8)PPD ZAGREB: Ivić (13 saves), Stevanović; Stevanović; Brozović 3, Stepančić 6, Čelica 2, Šprem 1, Šebetić 2, Raković, Horvat 4(2), Šušnja, J. Valčić 1, T. Valčić, Mandalinić, Obranović 1, Vuglač, Kovačević 2KIF KOLDING: Hvidt (5 saves), Cleverly (3 saves); Karlsson 1, Boesen, Laen, K. Andersson 1, Jorgensen, L. Anderson 2, Spellerberg 1, Pedersen, Dolk 2(2), Landin Jacobsen 4, K. Andersen, Viudes, , Jensen 3, Stefansson 1Veszprem and PSG Handball, but also PICK Szeged are more closer to TOP 8 after the first legs… ← Previous Story EHF CL TOP 16: Veszprem smash La Rioja – PSG win in Dunkerque! Next Story → Shameful Aalborg score 11 goals against Barcelona! read more

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WiFi Baby Turns iPhone or iPad into Monitor

first_imgEvery new parent needs a baby monitor, but many offer static-y images or distance limitations. WiFi Baby 3G has come along, however, promising to solve all that. You can use this monitor to stream interference-free video and audio to a Windows or Mac PC, an iPhone, or an iPad. The device is both a camera and computer: it creates a password-protected wireless Internet connection to any compatible device on the home network.WiFi Baby promises a simple setup. With a few adjustments it will also allow for viewing outside of the user’s home network. This means is can also be used as a nanny cam or security cam. There are no monthly fees for remote access. The cam offers night vision, motion detection, and an on-screen clock to assure parents that they’re watching a current video stream. It sells for $279 from the company site. AdChoices广告last_img read more

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Nintendo Power Returns as an Official Nintendo Podcast

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. If you’re an old-school gamer then you no doubt remember reading Nintendo Power magazine. This magazine was essential for those who wanted to get more out of their games. It certainly paved the way for countless other video game magazines. Nintendo Power ceased publication in 2012 but it’s now back as an official podcast from Nintendo.The podcast is hosted by Chris Slate, who is the former editor-in-chief of Nintendo Power magazine. During the inaugural episode, Slate interviews The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild producer Eiji Aonuma and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi. He also talks to Kit Ellis, who is the co-host of the Nintendo Minute series on YouTube, and Damon Baker, who is the head of partner management for Nintendo’s publisher and developer relations group.As reported by Polygon, Slate says the Nintendo Power podcast is a “passion project” project for Nintendo. Since the podcast is still somewhat experimental, it is unclear how consistently new episodes will release. We also don’t know if the podcast will mostly just consist of Slate interviewing various developers. Things are still in an early state, so I suppose it’s best to see where things go from here.Nintendo Power was one of the first gaming magazines I read as a kid so having it come back as a podcast makes me happy. If the show continues, I hope to see future episodes include tips and tricks for games. This was a cornerstone of the magazine so it would be great to see the podcast incorporate this aspect. Given how audio podcasts aren’t as popular as video podcasts in the gaming community, it would be nice to also see the series on YouTube. Whatever ends up happening with this show, it has my full support.You can check out the Nintendo Power podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud. A Google Play version is currently in the works. Make sure to listen to the first episode, which is embedded above. Here Are All the Nintendo Power Issues You Should ReadNintendo Game Counselor Guide from the 80’s discovered center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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We just Discovered A Galaxy Without Dark Matter Proving it Exists

first_imgStay on target Dark Matter has been a persistent thorn in the side of physicists. It shouldn’t be there, but it has to be, and obviously is. And, even weirder, dark matter is far more common than ordinary matter. We can trace it thanks to a property of space-time called gravitational lensing, and as far as we can tell, it’s everywhere. Everywhere, that is, except one galaxy: NGC1051-DF2.The celestial body sits about 65 million light years away and is about the same size as our own Milky Way, but with less than half a percent as many stars as we do.  That;s already quite strange as it means the galaxy is super low-mass. But, scientists also don’t see any dark matter around it. All other observed galaxies have a halo, or other formation of dark matter around or through them.“Finding a galaxy without dark matter is unexpected because this invisible, mysterious substance is the most dominant aspect of any galaxy,” lead author Pieter van Dokkum of Yale University told Science Alert.This computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy (via NASA, ESA, and D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI))“For decades, we thought that galaxies start their lives as blobs of dark matter. After that everything else happens: gas falls into the dark matter halos, the gas turns into stars, they slowly build up, then you end up with galaxies like the Milky Way. NGC1052-DF2 challenges the standard ideas of how we think galaxies form.”That’s important because until now, dark matter has been so elusive that some scientists thought that it might not exist, and that our equations about gravity (i.e., Einstein’s equations) were wrong. But they aren’t. Gravity behaves in the same weird way we’ve thought for almost 100 years, but now we have to figure out how you have a dark matter-less galaxy.“It’s like you take a galaxy and you only have the stellar halo and globular clusters, and it somehow forgot to make everything else,” van Dokkum said. “There is no theory that predicted these types of galaxies. The galaxy is a complete mystery, as everything about it is strange. How you actually go about forming one of these things is completely unknown.”The only decent hypothesis on the table right now is that a larger, nearby galaxy called NGC 1052 was pulling gas inwards, and that the smaller NGC1052-DF2 was simply the result of a fragmented cloud of gas. But even that doesn’t tell the whole story, and doesn’t account for all the bizarre properties DF2 has.“Every galaxy we knew about before has dark matter, and they all fall in familiar categories like spiral or elliptical galaxies,” van Dokkum said. “But what would you get if there were no dark matter at all? Maybe this is what you would get.” NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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10 Amazing Space Selfies Taken 250 Miles Above Earth

first_img As we head into the weekend for rest and relaxation, the Expedition 59 crew in the International Space Station is preparing for the next spacewalk, scheduled for Monday.And while astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques will be busy for six-and-a-half hours installing truss jumpers to provide a redundant power source to the Canadarm2 robotic arm outside the station and installing cables to update the station’s External Wireless Communications system, we know a spacewalk is also a historically perfect time for a “space selfie.”Through the years, astronauts have taken some of the best images during spacewalks or extravehicular activities (EVAs) to do work on the outside of spacecraft, hundreds of miles above the surface of the Earth. Here are 10 out-of-this-world “selfies” taken by astronauts during spacewalks.View as: One Page Slides1. Ricky Arnold, 2018Photo Credit: NASANASA astronaut Ricky Arnold takes an out-of-this-world ‘space selfie’ during a spacewalk he conducted with fellow NASA astronaut Drew Feustel (out of frame) on June 14, 2018. During the six-hour, 49-minute spacewalk the duo installed high-definition cameras to provide enhanced views of commercial crew spacecraft, including the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the Boeing Starliner, as they approach and dock with the International Space Station.2. Nick Hague, 2019Photo Credit: NASANASA astronaut Nick Hague takes a ‘space selfie’ with his helmet visor up and the Earth 260 miles below him during a six-hour, 45-minute spacewalk to upgrade the orbital complex’s power storage capacity on March 29, 2019.3. Annie McClain, 2019Photo Credit: NASAAstronaut Anne McClain takes a ‘space-selfie’ with her helmet visor up, 260 miles above the Earth’s surface during a six-hour, 39-minute spacewalk to upgrade the orbital complex’s power storage capacity on March 22, 2019.4. Mark Vande Hei, 2018Photo Credit: NASAOn Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait, better known as a ‘space-selfie,’ during a seven-hour, 24-minute spacewalk with astronauts Vande Hei and crewmate Scott Tingle outside the International Space Station to perform maintenance on the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm.5. Mike Hopkins, 2013Photo Credit: NASAOn Dec. 24, 2013, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, participates in a spacewalk, spread over a four-day period, designed to allow the crew to change out a degraded pump module on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. He was joined on both spacewalks by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, whose image shows up in Hopkins’ helmet visor.6. Scott Kelly, 2015Photo Credit: NASAExpedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly took this photograph during a spacewalk on Oct. 28, 2015. Sharing the image on social media, Kelly wrote, “#SpaceWalkSelfie Back on the grid! Great first spacewalk yesterday. Now on to the next one next week. #YearInSpace”7. Alexander Gerst, 2014Photo Credit: NASAEuropean Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, Expedition 41 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to expose a photo of his helmet visor during a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as work continues on the International Space Station on Oct. 7, 2014. Also visible in the reflections in the visor are various components of the space station and a bright sun. 8. Ricky Arnold, 2018Photo Credit: NASANASA astronaut Ricky Arnold took this selfie during the May 16, 2018, spacewalk to perform upgrades on the International Space Station, saying in a tweet “An amazing view of our one and only planet. #Spacewalk #EVA50.”9. Thomas Pesquet, 2017Photo Credit: NASAEuropean Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet is photographed during a six-hour spacewalk in January 2017. 10. Aki Hoshide, 2012Photo Credit: NASAAstronaut Aki Hoshide of Japan recorded this striking image while helping to augment the capabilities of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on September 18, 2012. Visible in this outworldly assemblage is the Sun, the Earth, two portions of a robotic arm, an astronaut’s spacesuit, the deep darkness of space, and the unusual camera taking the picture.More on Geek.com:First All-Female Spacewalk Aborted Due to Ill-Fitting SuitNASA’s Curiosity Rover Snaps a Selfie Before Its Next Mars JourneyNASA Spots Red Glowing Butterfly in Space NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Millions in Asia US look skyward to view eclipse

first_imgThe moon slides across the sun, showing a blazing halo of light, during an annular eclipse viewed from a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Monday. Millions of Asians watched as a rare “ring of fire” eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Skywatchers from Mount Fuji to the Grand Canyon enjoyed a treat: the moon nearly blotting out the sun to create a dramatic “ring of fire” over a narrow strip of eastern Asia and the western United States.The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible in Asia early Monday. It then moved across the Pacific — and the international dateline — and was seen in parts of the western United States on Sunday afternoon.In Japan, “eclipse tours” were arranged at schools and parks, on pleasure boats and even private airplanes. Similar events were held in China and Taiwan as well, with skywatchers warned to protect their eyes.In the U.S., viewing parties were held at observatories in Reno, Nev., and Oakland, Calif., and elsewhere. In some areas, special camera filters for taking photographs have been sold out for weeks in anticipation of the big event.People from Colorado, Oklahoma and as far away as Canada traveled to Albuquerque to enjoy one of the best vantage points at a park on the edge of the city.last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Purchasing Analyst/Assistant at AltroFull-Time Research Associate (Bioprocessing) at CuriRx, Inc.Full-Time Research Associate (Formuation) at CuriRx, Inc.Full-Time IT Support/System Administrator at CuriRx, Inc.Full-Time Creative Event Associate at Art of the EventFull-Time AR/AP Specialist at Parterre Flooring SystemsFull-Time Field Service Technician at Scully Signal CompanyFull-Time Location Attendant at AramarkFull-Time Service Technician at AramarkFull-Time Information Security Specialist III at L3 Technologies(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

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Google reportedly fires half a dozen lobbying firms as antitrust investigation looms

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: 5:26 Post a comment Share your voice The FCC’s looking to kill off robocalls for good (The…center_img 0 Google Politics Software Internet Google reportedly cleared out half a dozen of its lobbying firms this week.  Drew Angerer / Getty Images With a possible government antitrust investigation looming, Google has reportedly fired several of its largest lobbying firms as part of an effort to overhaul its Washington consultants. The firms the search giant cut ties with make up almost half of its more than $20 million annual lobbying bill, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.The shake-up is part of Google’s efforts to modernize its influence and better reflect the “global reach of its commercial ambitions” and handle potential “entanglements with regulators and lawmakers across regions,” people familiar with the restructuring told the Journal. Google didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.The change comes as the Justice Department is reportedly preparing to mount an antitrust investigation into big tech. The investigation will look into whether big tech companies are engaging in “anti-competitive” behavior. Along with Google, officials are planning to look into Amazon, Apple and Facebook. The breakup of big tech has also become a key part of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. Warren and other politicians rallied behind Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who called for Facebook’s breakup in May. Originally published June 12, 7:14 a.m. PT.Update, 7:45 a.m. PT: Adds background details.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Friday Aug 3 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowAfter crossing Bering Strait, Anchorage man detained in RussiaEmily Russell, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageJohn Martin of Anchorage had been traveling down the Yukon River in his one-seater. After reaching the Bering Sea, Martin traveled more than 50 miles across the Bering Strait.As trade war escalates, AGDC and Gov. Walker minimize threat to state’s LNG projectRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauChina announced a 25 percent tariff on LNG imports from the U.S.Southeast Alaska residents react to Roadless Rule announcementElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau“You got to look at the impacts on wildlife as well as people who live here,” said Mike Douville.Mat-Su residents to vote on adding local police officersCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageMatanuska-Susitna Borough residents will vote this fall on whether the borough should consider doing its own policing.Ongoing power outages spoil summer subsistence harvests in TuluksakAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelGenerator problems have meant ongoing power outages for Tuluksak over the past month. Lack of electricity to operate freezers means that many people have already lost their summer subsistence harvest, and the problem is expected to continue into early next week.Quota raised for subsistence hunting of Chukchi polar bearsAssociated PressThe commission that manages the polar bear population shared by the United States and Russia has increased the quota of bears that can be harvested by subsistence hunters.Alaska collects $11M in tax revenue from marijuana Associated PressAlaska collected more than $11 million in marijuana tax revenue during the state’s 2018 fiscal year, exceeding projections by nearly $2 million.Ernie Turner Center finds new home near EklutnaErin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA packed house filled Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s new Ernie Turner Center for the ribbon cutting ceremony. The traditional winter homes of the Dena’ina people inspired the design for the open, two-story space, which sits on a six-acre lot. But the services there will be available to both Alaska Natives and other Alaskans.Pink trash cans bring curbside composting to AnchorageErin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media – AnchoragePink refuse bins have made an appearance in Anchorage this summer, but they’re not for trash. They’re part of Solid Waste Services’ curbside pick-up program for compost.AK: Quartz Lake denizens adapt to a shrinking water levelTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksQuartz Lake is shrinking — the water level of the popular lake just north of Delta Junction is dropping. And while researchers try to find out why, archeologists are studying how humans have adapted to the lake’s periodic cycles of increasing and decreasing water levels since they moved into the area 14,000 years ago.49 Voices: Tom Huddleston of Copper CenterErin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Tom Huddleston in Copper Center. Huddleston owns and operates the Copper Center lodge, which has been in his family for 70 years since they bought it from the Mt. Edgecumbe school.last_img read more

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Primary health centre has some infra no staff to man them

first_imgKapra: The only primary health centre (PHC) at the Kapra Circle in Jammigadda has a proper infrastructure and equipment but has no staff to operate them. The health centre was opened in the year 2013 without staff. From the past several years this health centre has a total of only 3 staff members including a medical doctor, MNO and a lab technician. The locals have to visit the health centre in Keesara for treatment. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Speaking to the Hans India, Dr Venkatamani, medical doctor, Kapra said, “Since the beginning there is no staff. We had to come from the health centre of Malkajgiri and work at this health centre. We can hire radiologists but due to lack of funds we are unable to appoint them.” However, the medicines for the health centre have been given by the Telangana State Medical Services & Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSMSIDC). Also there is no pharmacist at the health centre to give medicines to the patients and maintain the records. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us According to the GO of 2017 on 03 May, the government initiated to fill up 10 sanctioned posts including civil assistant surgeon, public health nurse, staff nurse, pharmacist, lab technician and multipurpose health extension officer in every PHC’s of the city. Later a new order wasissued on April 25 which stated that a total of 8 sanctioned posts including civil assistant surgeon, staff nurse, pharmacist and lab technician would be filled in the PHC’s. Advertise With Us Talking about the same, Dr Venkatamani said, “According to the government orders implemented from the past 2 years, there needs to be enough staff in the PHC. But opposite is the condition of the staff in this PHC. Due to lack of staff, an agent from IPM Narayanguda comes and collects the blood samples and the report is sent online to us. Even after having machines such as an ECG, due to lack of staff we are unable to use them.” The doctors of this PHC have also organised several awareness programmes and free health check-up camps for non-communicable diseases to make people aware about visiting the health centre especially for the poor people who have to spend a lot of their money in the private clinics to get cured.last_img read more

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Dream Job HarleyDavidson Paid Interns Get A Motorcycle Too

first_img Share Join us for the internship of a lifetime this summer. Learn to ride, experience the freedom of the open road, and get real-world marketing experience, all on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Grab life by the handlebars and apply here: https://t.co/hIVmpPwhAb pic.twitter.com/3L4m3Vrx5u— Harley-Davidson (@harleydavidson) April 20, 2018Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program.Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. And the best part? They’ll keep their bikes at the end of the 12-week internship.The Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker said it will teach the interns how to ride, compensate them for their work and travels, and let them keep their motorcycles. Harley-Davidson said it’s looking for those that have the ability to create content on the fly, are creative and have the talent to take great photos and fun videos.Applicants must be 18 years or older and looking to pursue a career in social media. Photo of the Day: 2018 #HDRoadster.#photooftheday #FreedomMachine #FindYourFreedomhttps://t.co/mF5qpGn6E4 pic.twitter.com/floI3noSIg— Harley-Davidson (@harleydavidson) April 15, 2018last_img read more

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Amped Atelier Creates Smart Dresses

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Prepare To Be Amazed By This Tiny Working Lego PianoPlug a Floppy Drive in to Your Android Phone For a Retro Storage Boost Stay on targetcenter_img Fashion has long been a way to distinguish yourself and express your personality. Now, technology can help you share your personality through color and moving text in your clothing. Amped Atelier is the fashion-forward design house of Sahrye Cohen and Hal Rodriguez.Their smart dresses use 3D printing and electronics to communicate the personalities of their wearers. They believe that 3D printing and embedded electronics make fashion tech accessible to designers of traditional fashion and for novices looking to create something a little different.Amped Atelier’s Reflections dress merges Victorian style with fashion tech. The dress was created for MergeFashion 2015 Gala and is billed as a modern take on the cocktail dress. It uses an LED matrix display to communicate the thoughts and emotions of the wearer through a Bluetooth connection and smartphone app. The top half of the dress is illuminated with LEDs, and the LED matrix of the lower dress displays moving text.The Mimic dress uses 3D printed LED diffusers on fabric to display colors and patterns that reflect the surrounding environment or the wearer’s mood. The diffusers are fitted with triangular addressable LEDs. Sensors detect object colors in the environment. The two garment series was created for the MakeFashion 2016 Gala.Amped Atelier also created the Hyphae dress which debuted at the Mangosteen International Fashion Show Installation. It utilizes electroluminescent lighting under laser cut fabric strips.The San Francisco-based duo presented their work at Maker Faire NY 2017 this September. Last month, at the East Bay Mini Make Faire, they demonstrated how to use Microsoft’s MakeCode with embedded electronics for fashion. MakeCode is an easy-to-learn visual block programming environment. All 3D dress designs were recently exhibited at Fashion Tech Week NY 2017.Below is a video of Cohen describing her work at Maker Faire NY 2017:last_img read more

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Patent talk Newcar smell removal courting consumers in China

first_img Phoebe Wall Howard in Detroit Free Press reported that Ford filed a patent application for an odor-removal process that gets rid of new-car smells once the car is purchased. “The car would determine whether conditions are right to expel compounds, and the car would drive itself to a place in the sun and bake away the offensive odor.”This might make some American new-car hopefuls scratch their heads over what could be bad about the new-car smell, but there it is: consumer tastes in different parts of the world are not the same. “Consumers in China say they hate the new car smell,” said the Detroit Free Press. “Consumer feedback from Chinese buyers in recent years has been consistent. More than 10 percent of drivers complained about the issue according to the 2018 J.D. Power China Initial Quality Study,” said Howard.Yes, but that is just China. Ford has the rest of the world to delight, so why be so concerned? Detroit Free Press: “China is the largest car market in the world, so carmakers take notice.” [Smell testers pay attention to odors of every car item, from floor carpets to steering wheel. The goal is to reject any that may offend a buyer, Quartz noted.] J.D. Power’s Brent Gruber was quoted as saying that, in that market, unpleasant interior smell/odor remained the top industry problem. “To put that in context, it is nearly double the problem rate of the second most prevalent problem, excessive fuel consumption.”As for a new-car analysis of what constituents cause the smell, the finding was that it is a result of “volatile organic compounds given off by leather, plastic and vinyl,” said Howard. In addition, smell contributors may be the chemicals used to attach and seal car parts. The Verge named the source of “new car smell” as having to do with heating of materials such as wood and leather. More information: Reactive hydroxylated and carboxylated polymers for use as adhesion promoters, United States Patent Application, 20180327540. Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Mmm. Love the smell of a new car!” How often have you heard from that from a starstruck passenger getting his or her first ride in your cruiser. Not so fast. One man’s new-car nirvana is another’s eeew. Evidently, Ford is thinking of not having to appease either side by keeping it simple stupid: bake out the smell altogether. Ford has an application for a patent that features a system to put an end to the smell. © 2018 Science X Network Video: Petrichor, the smell of raincenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. So, what does the patent talk about as a solution? Speed up the heating process. Bake it off. Quartz elaborated: “The baking process would be accompanied by opening at least one window, turning on the heater, turning on the fan, or running the engine. Ford’s proposed system would use sensors to determine if the intensity of the sunlight and the ambient temperature are high enough to trigger the off-gassing and to measure the level of VOCs.”Sean O’Kane, The Verge: “The patent application describes semi-autonomous or fully autonomous cars driving themselves to a nice, sunny spot (probably on some hot asphalt), parking, turning on the heat, slightly cracking the windows, and intermittently running the engine. In this scenario, the vehicle ‘bakes’ away the ‘new car smell.'”Beyond the process devised as a solution in the patent filing, the interesting outcome of this patent application is in the disclosure itself that was spotlighted, a smell perception divide between the U.S. and China. That disclosure is that the very same smell that delighted Americans turned off Chinese. Is smell that much of a cultural mystique?Actually, reader reactions and story comments on various sites offered interesting responses to explain divided opinions over whether a new car represented scent or stink.Americans, suggested one reaction, had positive smell associations, regarding a car as a new as a new addition in life—like walking into a new house, with all its smells of stray shavings, paint thinners and cleaning solvents.In China, consumers might be especially concerned over factory fallout versus public health. “As Quartz has reported in the past, Chinese consumers who are car shopping think the odor is a bigger problem than poor fuel economy and wind noise, as some worry the smell could be a health hazard.”Last year, a Journal of Environmental Sciences paper titled “Ambient volatile organic compounds pollution in China” said that “Owing to rapid economic and industrial development, China has been suffering from degraded air quality and visibility. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are important precursors to the formation of ground-level ozone and hence photochemical smog.” The authors stated that VOCs elicited not only public concern but also a new impetus to scientific interest. Explore further Citation: Patent talk: New-car smell removal courting consumers in China (2018, November 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-patent-new-car-courting-consumers-china.htmllast_img read more

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People from all walks of life celebrate RD Burmans 80th birth anniversary

first_imgKolkata: The 80th birth anniversary of RD Burman was observed with great enthusiasm by people from all walks of life garlanding his statue on Southern Avenue.Music lovers representing different age groups and even children in school uniform on way to schools garlanded his statue. It confirms RD magic and his influence on the people of present generation.Meanwhile, RD Burman fans will request the state government to take over the building constructed by SD Burman at South End Park. SD Burman began construction of the house in 1944 and started staying there from 1946. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe stayed in the two storeyed house until 1952 when he shifted to Mumbai. But he used to come two to three times every year till his death.RD spent his childhood in the house. He was very popular in the area and from school days, could play many musical instruments and sing. He was a brilliant mouth organ player.SD’s house was visited by all great musicians, singers and composers of that era. Now, the building is in shambles. Trees have come all over the place. The plaster is peeling off and the windows and doors are falling. The present owner of the building does not look after the structure. Subrata Mukherjee as Mayor had declared the structure as Grade II Heritage Building. RD fans said the state government should acquire the building and set up an archive or a sound studio.last_img read more

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CPIM heavyweights keen to join BJP Partha Chatterjee

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday that some heavyweight CPI(M) leaders are keen to join the BJP which has become clear with leaders like Khagen Murmu and Mahfuza Khatun joining the saffron party.”A number of ground-level and middle-level CPI(M) leaders have been constantly shifting to the BJP for the last few years. But now, we are witnessing that openly with some senior leaders of the party running after the BJP leaders. The cases of Khagen Murmu and Mahfuza Khatun shifting to the saffron party just before the elections is a clear pointer. The leadership lacks organisational strength and the CPI(M) should try to prevent this trend of their party people rubbing shoulders with the BJP,” Chatterjee said at ‘Meet the Press’ programme hosted by Calcutta Press Club. Chatterjee’s reactions came in reply to a poser when CPI(M) state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra alleging that TMC and BJP are having a tacit understanding. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”No other leader from the country has been fighting against the anti-people policies of the BJP government so strongly like our party supremo Mamata Banerjee. The people of the country are well aware of this,” he reiterated. It may be mentioned that Murmu, who was the former CPI(M) MLA from Habibpur in Malda, had already contested the Lok Sabha elections from Malda North with a BJP ticket. He had joined the BJP in March. Khatun, who was an elected CPI(M) MLA from Kumarganj Assembly constituency in 2001 and 2006, left the party to contest with a BJP ticket from Jangipur parliamentary constituency. Khatun had, however, lost to Trinamool Congress during the 2011 and 2016 Assembly elections. Chatterjee alleged that the BJP is trying to influence the functioning of the Election Commission to function in a partial manner. “I have never seen earlier in Bengal that seven officers at the Inspector level are being removed just before the polls. The BJP knows very well that they will not win a single seat and in frustration, they are trying to use the Commission to do such things,” he said.last_img read more

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Dont like YouTubes new format Do This

first_imgDon’t like YouTube’s new format? Do This! by Martin Brinkmann on April 27, 2016 in Companies, Google – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 12 commentsGoogle published updates for the official YouTube Android and iOS application yesterday which introduce a new mobile design in both apps.The new “clean and simple” format has been designed to “discover and enjoy” according to Google. It is powered by “deep neural network technology” which Google promises will “make it easier to discover videos you’ll be excited to watch”.If you check out the new application, you will notice immediately that things have changed a lot.YouTube new FormatProbably the biggest change is that there is less content per page now. While that means fancy largy thumbnails that every designer seems to love these days, it is limiting the number of videos that are returned to you when you are using the app.On my Xiaomi Mi4c device for instance, I see two videos on the screen at the most at the same time (the frontpage displays an ad that fills half the screen, and I won’t even talk about the trending section and the suggested videos there..).This new ultra-large format is used on the homepage, trending and subscription section on the site.Only search results and playlists seem to use a different format for the time being that display more than two videos on the screen at the same time.Comments on the official blog are anything but positive, and many state that fewer videos are displayed on the screen at the same time and that they dislike that this leads to more scrolling.What you can do about itOne of the better solutions right now is to avoid the YouTube application and access YouTube in a browser of choice instead.This ensures that you get access to the old layout while using your mobile device which uses smaller thumbnails so that more videos are displayed at the same time on the screen.Point your web browser to https://m.youtube.com/ to give it a try.There is a chance however that Google will change the layout of the mobile version of YouTube in the future as well.The only remaining option then is to download and install an older version of the YouTube application on the device you own.Problem is that these are not offered on the official Play Store which means that the chance is greater that malicious apps are offered to you.For now though I suggest you help yourself by using the browser of choice instead of the official YouTube application to get your video fix. SummaryArticle NameDon’t like YouTube’s new format? Do This!DescriptionGoogle published updates for the official YouTube Android and iOS application yesterday which introduce a new mobile design in both apps.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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by Hillel Italie The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Oct 3, 2018 7:23 am PDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2018 at 8:41 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stephen Rubin, the publisher of such blockbusters as “Fire and Fury” and “The Da Vinci Code,” has made plans for a successor.Rubin will leave his position as president and publisher of Henry Holt and Company next May. He joined Holt in 2009 and will remain as chairman, continuing to work with some authors and “perhaps even occasionally acquiring projects,” Rubin wrote in a company memo shared Wednesday with The Associated Press. He has chosen Ben Schrank, who currently oversees the Razorbill imprint at Penguin Random House, to replace him.“I have been doing this job for many moons,” Rubin, 76, wrote to Holt employees. “And I think the time has come for a fresh pair of eyes to look at our publishing program and to reinvigorate the splendid people who make the magic happen.”Rubin has been in publishing for more than 30 years and ran Doubleday Broadway at Random House before a corporate shakeup led to his departure a decade ago. Few can match his knack for picking hits. At Doubleday, he released John Grisham’s breakthrough thriller “The Firm” and Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code,” which raised Brown from obscurity to one of the world’s most successful authors. At Doubleday, he also began a long relationship with Bill O’Reilly, which continued at Holt, even after O’Reilly was forced out of Fox News over allegations of sexual harassment. (As chairman, Rubin will still be working with O’Reilly).Early this year, Holt released Michael Wolff’s gossipy takedown of the Trump administration, “Fire and Fury,” one of the biggest hits of 2018 and the kind of commercial work Holt would have shunned before Rubin’s time. But he continued to publish critical favourites, including Hilary Mantel, Barbara Ehrenreich and Paul Auster.According to Rubin, Schrank will join Holt next month as vice-president and publisher and become president and publisher May 1. Rubin said he was seeking change and Schrank has a very different background. Razorbill publishes middle grade and young adult books, describing itself as “committed to taking risks and exploring new ways to tell stories,” with books ranging from Jay Asher’s “Thirteen Reasons Why” to Richelle Mead’s “Vampire Academy” series. Rubin said he especially liked how Razorbill created its own projects.“What attracted me to Ben, beyond his quiet charm and intense intelligence, is that a good portion of Razorbill’s intellectual properties are internally generated,” Rubin wrote in his memo. “One of the few frustrations I have experienced at Holt is that we are too reliant on outside-originated properties. … In our far-reaching talks, Ben impressed me as having the perfect open sensibility for Holt’s unpredictable boutique style publishing program.”Schrank himself is an author, and published the novel “Love is a Canoe” with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, a sister imprint of Holt’s at Macmillan. Rubin’s announcement continues a wave of transitions at Macmillan. FSG’s longtime president and publisher, Jonathan Galassi, announced earlier this year that he would be succeeded by Mitzi Angel. Also in 2018, Sally Richardson of St. Martin’s Press moved from president and publisher to chair of the imprint. She was succeeded by Jen Enderlin. Publisher of ‘Fire and Fury, Stephen Rubin, names successorlast_img read more

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