Submitted by: Odio @ 06:25 PM | Monday, February 1, 2016 | (url: http://www.popula...)
A Belgian cyclist competing in the cyclocross world championships had her bike confiscated by race officials to investigate a case of "technological fraud," and sure enough, she had a motor hidden in her bicycle.
The 19-year-old rider Femke Van den Driessche suffered a mechanical failure that forced her to walk her bike on the final lap of the race. International Cycling Union (UCI) officials then took the bike and discovered electrical wiring in the frame's seat tube and had trouble removing the bottom bracket because a motor was stuck inside the lower part of the frame, according to Velo News.
The UCI, professional cycling's governing body, has long suspected that this type of cheating, known as "bike doping" or "mechanical doping," has been going on in professional races. Tour de France riders had their bike's periodically checked last year, but this is the first time a rider has been caught using a motorized bike.
Driessche denies allegations of cheating, claiming that the motorized bike looked identical to hers but belonged to a friend and was given to her by a mechanic by mistake.
Submitted by: Odio @ 08:23 AM | Friday, January 29, 2016 | (url: http://pubs.acs.o...)
A highly efficient homogeneous catalyst system for the production of CH3OH from CO2 using pentaethylenehexamine and Ru-Macho-BH (1) at 125165 C in an ethereal solvent has been developed (initial turnover frequency = 70 h1 at 145 C). Ease of separation of CH3OH is demonstrated by simple distillation from the reaction mixture. The robustness of the catalytic system was shown by recycling the catalyst over five runs without significant loss of activity (turnover number > 2000). Various sources of CO2 can be used for this reaction including air, despite its low CO2 concentration (400 ppm). For the first time, we have demonstrated that CO2 captured from air can be directly converted to CH3OH in 79% yield using a homogeneous catalytic system.
Submitted by: Odio @ 08:14 AM | Friday, January 29, 2016 | (url: http://phys.org/n...)
Taking inspiration from trees, scientists have developed a battery made from a sliver of wood coated with tin that shows promise for becoming a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly energy source. Their report on the device1,000 times thinner than a sheet of paperappears in the journal Nano Letters.
But don't try it at home yet the components in the battery tested by scientists at the University of Maryland are a thousand times thinner than a piece of paper. Using sodium instead of lithium, as many rechargeable batteries do, makes the battery environmentally benign. Sodium doesn't store energy as efficiently as lithium, so you won't see this battery in your cell phoneinstead, its low cost and common materials would make it ideal to store huge amounts of energy at once such as solar energy at a power plant.
Existing batteries are often created on stiff bases, which are too brittle to withstand the swelling and shrinking that happens as electrons are stored in and used up from the battery. Liangbing Hu, Teng Li and their team found that wood fibers are supple enough to let their sodium-ion battery last more than 400 charging cycles, which puts it among the longest lasting nanobatteries.
Lead author Hongli Zhu and other team members noticed that after charging and discharging the battery hundreds of times, the wood ended up wrinkled but intact. Computer models showed that that the wrinkles effectively relax the stress in the battery during charging and recharging, so that the battery can survive many cycles.
"Pushing sodium ions through tin anodes often weaken the tin's connection to its base material," said Li, an associate professor of mechanical engineering. "But the wood fibers are soft enough to serve as a mechanical buffer, and thus can accommodate tin's changes. This is the key to our long-lasting sodium-ion batteries."
Submitted by: StapleMammal1 @ 06:16 PM | Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | (url: http://www.redice...)
In Louisville, 2000 black people rioted at the Mall St. Matthews. In addition, shoppers report several gunshots. Riots unfolded at Mall St. Matthews today, reported WHAS TV news of the day after Christmas mob action. That violence, beginning around 7, forcing mall officials to close early. It actually spread to multiple locations,
In the Stonecrest Mall in a suburb of Atlanta, video from inside the mall shows a group of black people fighting and pulling each others hair. Soon after, the group of about 10-15 moved outside, where the video shows fighting, gunshots, and at least one person hitting the ground wounded, while the other participants shrieked with glee.
At the Orange Park Mall near Jacksonville, 200 black people had to be dispersed from a movie theater on Christmas Day.
This happens every Christmas (in Jacksonville), first at River City, now Orange Park, said one viewer, referring to a 2013 incident also on Christmas Day in Jacksonville, where 600 to 1000 black people stormed a movie theater and rampaged through the parking lot.
At the Eastland Mall near Detroit one black person was shot and killed after two groups of black people started fighting in the food court.
In Towson, Maryland, two hundred black people threw rocks at police trying to break up a large crowd at the local mall. Dozens of police responded, one was hit with a rock.
The riot was a long tradition in Towson.
On Christmas night in Mobile, Alabama, four black people were shot at a movie theater.
At the Mall in Wellington Green in Wellington, Florida, police responded a large brawl at the shopping center the day before Christmas.
At the Park Plaza Mall in Little Rock, a fight led to a large and rowdy crowd gathering in the food court, said the ABC affiliate. 200 black people interfered as police tried to break up a fight. One person was arrested.
Submitted by: Amadeus @ 01:15 PM | Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | (url: https://www.youtu...)
Tencent and Alibaba made a "game" that tracks your social network presence and purchasing habits, and gives you a score based on how much the Chinese government approves of them. That score can affect whether you get a bank loan, permission to travel, etc. What's more, you get a lower score if you associate with people with a low score, so the system encourages you to cut your ties to people who aren't as "patriotic" as you are.
This will become mandatory for all citizens in 2020.
Submitted by: Mooley @ 07:30 PM | Friday, December 4, 2015 | (url: http://m.ign.com/...)
Valve will now allow users to delete games from their Steam library. Valve did not announce this feature publicly, but NeoGAF user Enter the Dragon Punch found the option on Steam's support page.
Submitted by: ZooL @ 07:11 PM | Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | (url: http://www.infowa...)
On Wednesday the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces presented evidence demonstrating Turkish involvement in funding the Islamic State.
Shit ton of video^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Obama Supports ISIS and ISLAM
OBAMA IS A MUSLIM.
Submitted by: ZooL @ 06:31 PM | Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | (url: http://www.nation...)
We are deeply troubled by Russias continued restrictions against civil society organizations in Russia. Todays designation of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation as so-called undesirable organizations will only further restrict the work of civil society in Russia for the benefit of the Russian people. This action is yet another example of the Russian Governments growing crackdown on independent voices and a deliberate step to further isolate the Russian people from the world.
We continue to be concerned about increasing restrictions on independent media, civil society, members of minority groups, and those seeking a voice in their government. Russians, like people everywhere, deserve an open marketplace of ideas, transparent and accountable governance, equal treatment under the law, and the ability to exercise their rights without fear of retribution. We urge the Government of Russia to uphold its international obligations and commitments to respect the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association, and the rule of law.
Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 05:59 AM | Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | (url: http://www.nytime...)
the men turned around and opened fire on the demonstrators before fleeing. The police said on Twitter that they were looking for three white male suspects.
Submitted by: ZooL @ 04:03 PM | Monday, November 23, 2015 | (url: http://www.msn.co...)
Prince Charles has spoken exclusively to Sky News about his ongoing concerns about climate change, saying he believes there are links to the current refugee crisis and terrorism.
In his only interview ahead of COP21, the UN's climate summit which opens next Monday, the Prince of Wales suggested that environmental issues may have been one of the root causes of the problems in Syria.
He said: "We're seeing a classic case of not dealing with the problem, because, I mean, it sounds awful to say, but some of us were saying 20 years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change, which means that people have to move.
"And, in fact, there's very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria, funnily enough, was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land."
WATCH THE VIDEO AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.
THEY BROUGHT OUT THE KING... TO TOUT THEIR LIES AND INSANITY
FUCK THE KING ...GOD SAVE US
Submitted by: Goshin @ 08:34 PM | Monday, November 16, 2015 | (url: http://news.natio...)
The analysis of a fossil tooth from Siberia reveals that a mysterious people known as Denisovans, discovered a mere five years ago, persisted for tens of thousands of years alongside modern humans and Neanderthals.
The find underscores that our Homo sapiens ancestors shared the Eurasian continent with other human-like populations. For hundreds of thousands of years, modern humans lived alongside Neanderthals, a sister hominid species that died out about 40,000 years ago. Denisovans appear to have shared some of that territory as well.
The new study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, marks an important step in scientists understanding of where Denisovans fit in the human family tree.
In 2010, teams of geneticists and anthropologists led by Svante Pbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology announced strange DNA sequences recovered from a finger bone and molar found in the remote Denisova cave, in Siberias Altai Mountains.
The DNA from the previously analyzed finger bone and tooth show that Denisovans left their mark on modern humans, contributing about five percent of the genome of modern Melanesians, who live in Papua New Guinea and other parts of the Pacific.
In 2010, researchers found a second wisdom tooth, buried deep in the back of the cave. The dental analysis fell to Bence Viola, an anthropologist of the University of Toronto who had examined the first Denisovan wisdom tooth and initially mistook it for the tooth of a cave bear, given its size and huge, splayed roots.
Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 03:54 PM | Sunday, November 15, 2015 | (url: http://www.feelgo...)
Dallas Cowboys offensive guard Leonard Davis saved a different type of birdie during the Dallas Cowboys annual Sponsor Appreciation Golf Tournament Wednesday.
Davis, ever an animal-loving gentle giant, came to the rescue of nearly a dozen baby ducks stranded in a sand bunker on the 11th Hole. Davis walked into the bunker and picked up the baby ducks one-by-one and placed them gingerly on the fairway.
Quickly, the little ducks scurried back to their mother -- who previously, and very quickly, had left the sand trap as the 6 foot 6 inch, 360-pound lineman approached.
This wasnt the first time Davis has helped stranded animals. Following the same golf tournament back in 2007, Davis first year with the Cowboys, he flew back to Arizona and used his own tractor to help free a horse that was stuck in mud.
Submitted by: SeumasAngus @ 01:36 PM | Friday, November 6, 2015 | (url: http://www.pcworl...)
If you call your PC maker to troubleshoot a Windows 10 machine, dont be surprised if the advice is to roll back to an earlier version.
In a pair of undercover tech support calls, representatives from HP and Dell both suggested uninstalling Windows 10 as a blanket solution to problems, Laptop Mag reports.
The call to Dell was most baffling, as the caller was merely asking how to invert the scrolling direction on a laptops touchpad. This is an easy fix with the same procedure across all Windows versions, yet the representative suggested rolling back to Windows 8.1 as a solution, saying there are a lot of glitches in Windows 10.
An HP support rep also suggested reverting to Windows 8.1 after the computers CoolSense temperature control utility failed to work properly with the new operating system. I really dont recommend [that] customers upgrade to Windows 10, the representative said. (HPs support then tried to sell a $40 USB recovery key when the rollback itself didnt work.)
Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 more aggressively than any Windows version yet, with free upgrades for consumers through next fall. In 2016, the company will also categorize Windows 10 as a Recommended upgrade, so the installation will begin automatically on many users machines. But if these tech support calls are any indication, some users may be told to revert right back to an older version for even the slightest problems.
Why this matters: While these calls are just anecdotes, both HP and Dell confirmed to Laptop Mag that as a policy their support reps sometimes suggest rolling back to an earlier Windows version. The problem, as seen in the case with Dell, is that downgrading might not actually solve the problem, and is merely a catch-all for when the support rep is out of his or her depth. These anecdotes are as much an indictment of tech support by phone as they are an issue for Microsoft as it tries to make Windows 10 the dominant PC operating system.
Submitted by: ZooL @ 03:01 PM | Thursday, November 5, 2015 | (url: https://www.youtu...)
The video speaks for its self. And will do more to hurt said "latino" population. Anchor babies have a foul mouth.
Submitted by: Amadeus @ 02:15 PM | Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | (url: http://kotaku.com...)
[...] As Activision points out in a press release, this gives them a pretty solid monopoly on The Biggest Brands In Gaming:
"Activision Blizzard believes that the addition of Kings highly-complementary business will position Activision Blizzard as a global leader in interactive entertainment across mobile, console and PC platforms, and positions the company for future growth. The combined company will have a world-class interactive entertainment portfolio of top-performing franchises, including two of the top five highest-grossing mobile games in the U.S. (Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga), the worlds most successful console game franchise (Call of Duty), and the worlds most successful personal computing franchise (World of Warcraft), as well as such well known franchises as Blizzard Entertainments Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo and Activision Publishings Guitar Hero, Skylanders and Destiny, along with over 1,000 game titles in its library."
Said Activision CEO Bobby Kotick in the same press release:
"The combined revenues and profits solidify our position as the largest, most profitable standalone company in interactive entertainment. With a combined global network of more than half a billion monthly active users, our potential to reach audiences around the world on the device of their choosing enables us to deliver great games to even bigger audiences than ever before."
6 billions dollars jfc