A couple of articles in Science last week discussed the marvels of flight control in birds. “Being earthbound save for the ability to fly airplanes and helicopters, humans stand in awe of animals that power their own movement through the air by flapping their wings, and of the spectacular maneuvers that some of these animals can achieve,” wrote Brian Tobalske in a Science Perspective.1 His article was listed under the category “Evolution,” but neither his summary nor the original paper said anything about evolution.2 Tobalske’s opening paragraph sets the tone for the actual content of these two papers:Imagine a common housefly flying in tight, erratic circles as it attempts to escape from a room or a hummingbird diving and turning to chase a competitor away from a backyard feeder. One might expect these extreme maneuvers to be accompanied by pronounced asymmetries in the way animals move their wings. Yet, evidence from insects, birds, and bats suggests that aerial maneuvers are routinely accomplished through relatively subtle changes in wing motion. On page 252 of this issue, Hedrick et al. provide further insight into this phenomenon. The results will inform all future research into maneuvering flight in animals and biomimetic flying robots.In other words, the original paper and the Perspectives summary both focused on engineering and biomimetics – not evolution.1. Brian Tobalske, “Evolution: Symmetry in Turns,” Science, 10 April 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5924, pp. 190-191, DOI: 10.1126/science.1172839.2. Hedrick, Cheng and Deng, “Wingbeat Time and the Scaling of Passive Rotational Damping in Flapping Flight,” Science, 10 April 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5924, pp. 252-255, DOI: 10.1126/science.1168431.Here once again we find Darwinists in Science taking credit away from intelligent design and stealing it for themselves (see 08/24/2007). If we could purge scientific journals of their piracy, it would go a long way toward protecting intellectual commerce.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
jolie odell Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Long have we waited the day when ReadWriteWeb writers would have a reason to post a space-related geekout. We are pleased to tell you that the Internet has come to the International Space Station, and thus, we bring you the first installment of ReadWriteSpace.The down and dirty deets are as follows: 3Mbps up and 10Mbps down speeds via a KU-band satellite. According to our late-night, Twitter-powered research, this beats more than a few Earthlings’ connection speeds. To learn more about the hardware, servers, and how often the crew gets told to “just turn everything off then on again,” read on.To be fair, we copped this information from an interview NASA’s Tyson Tucker and Joey Crawford gave to CNET’s Mark Harris. These two were the first IT guys responsible for ensuring uptime on the International Space Station (ISS), humans’ first permanent outpost in the final frontier. They were not in the space station themselves, but rather in the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.Moving on to hardware, the space station houses 68 IBM ThinkPad A31 laptops and 32 Lenovo ThinkPad T61p laptops, one of which is a server. Between cabled routers and WiFi hotspots, our brethren in space have a few ways to connect to the Internet via their local network. Their connection also allows for limited video calls. But there are no iPods for astronauts – or relatively few, at least. The team reported that the crew don’t usually request to bring netbooks, gaming devices, or MP3 players aboard the ISS.The ISS crew is connected to the Internet indirectly. Data is run through the ISS server and through NASA. Email for the crew is updated three times a day.So, what happens when the system fails? Although the ISS crew is trained to respond to and repair common problems, the Houston ground crew maintains an exact duplicate of the space station’s network for extraordinary circumstances. When viruses infiltrate ISS machines, as they have in the past, the infected machines are quarantined; and from the notes we’ve read, hackers have not yet been able to affect ISS’s systems. Also, the ISS’s IT folks told CNET, “One thing that really impacts the crew’s day-to-day operations is if the file server itself fails. This forces them to reload the hard drive and re-establish all the network drives and all the apps. They actually have to get out the media and load the image to the hard drive… Over the last nine years, this has only happened twice.”We hope to bring you more news on the Internet as it applies to space, but we have reason to believe these updates may be sporadic. Stay tuned, live long, and prosper. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Tags:#New Media#Product Reviews#social networks#twitter#web There are other great features in the app too, including a button that cleans up the publisher view into an easy-to-read “clean” format, a photo viewer for browsing images, a full screen view where you can see who originally shared the post and access options for sharing the post yourself, features for favoriting and marking items as read, and more. sarah perez Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The app does the same thing for your Twitter lists, assuming you use that feature. If not, you’ll like the directory of popular Twitter lists BroadFeed provides, organized into categories like politics, arts and entertainment, health, sports, science and technology and more. BroadFeed’s “Week in Review” section highlights the hottest stories from the past week by surfacing the top items from across BroadFeed’s network. You can also drill down into this data by day. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos At this week’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, we got a sneak peek at a new Twitterized “newspaper” application for iPad called BroadFeed, just prior to its iTunes launch. Designed by marketing agency Organic, Inc., the app has publisher appeal because it won’t “steal clicks” (i.e., page views) from content providers when displaying articles your friends linked to in their tweets.On the consumer side, BroadFeed offers several features to entice new users in this increasingly crowded “social magazine” space. It automatically works with your Twitter account and your custom Twitter lists to organize the topics based on popularity, allowing you to read the most important items first. This gives the app a level of intelligence that some of its competitors don’t have just yet.Yes, Another Social Mag!The iPad’s form factor has inspired a number of startups to create personalized “social magazine” experiences that re-factor the information being shared by your friends on social networks into a more magazine-like format designed for the iPad. Among BroadFeed’s competitors are FlipBoard, NewsMix, TweetMag, Zite, AOL Editions, Yahoo Livestand, paper.li, Pulse and many others, all angling to be your social magazine of choice.In some cases, for example with the newly launched Zite application, the apps include level of intelligence which is used to rank the items they present. In other cases, there’s no intelligence, only a basic organizational arrangement of the data they source. Flipboard, the pack leader for now, acquired a semantic data startup called Ellerdale, whose smart algorithms will eventually be used to determine which updates deserve top billing. Unfortunately, it has not fully implemented this feature as of yet. That leaves room for competitors like BroadFeed to move into the space and gain traction among users who need more than good looks in their iPad mag, but also want help making sense of the overwhelming amount of information being shared on social networks today.Highlighting the Hottest Tweets in BroadFeedIn BroadFeed’s case, the app looks only at tweets with links. It syncs with your Twitter account to arrange the information in a way that highlights the hottest topics based on a number of factors. The most popular items appear at the top of the screen in a larger box, while less popular items trail further down the page. Where BroadFeed needs work is on the user interface itself. While the overall design is attractive, some of the gestures didn’t work as smoothly as they could have. And any app that needs to provide a “how to use” tutorial probably isn’t as simple as it could be. These are minor complaints, however.The app, now available in iTunes, is ad-free, but is not free to download. That said, you can at least feel good about paying for this one as proceeds from its sale (it lists for $0.99) will be donated to charities, including the American Red Cross, which is currently providing relief efforts to those affected by the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. You can download BroadFeed here. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
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NEW YORK — Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam in his Mets debut, Daniel Murphy had a two-run shot and New York beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on June 10 to snap a six-game skid.Called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday to replace demoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud, Teagarden connected for his second career slam after Marco Estrada walked the bases loaded in the sixth. The 30-year-old Teagarden had struck out in his first two at-bats.Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0) pitched six effective innings and Murphy homered off Estrada in the third. Before the game, Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said Manager Terry Collins’ job is secure after the team returned from a 4-7 road trip a season-worst seven games under .500.Outhit 6-5, the Mets scored their most runs in 16 home games since a 7-6 loss in 10 innings to Miami on April 26.Playing in front of a season-low Citi Field crowd of 20,206 that booed Ryan Braun in each of his four plate appearances, the offensively challenged Mets improved to 11 for 64 (.172) with the bases loaded.Matsuzaka was hit high on the side of his thigh by a line drive in the sixth. Making his third start of the year, the right-hander recovered to throw out Carlos Gomez and finished the inning.Estrada (5-3) has given up a major league-worst 20 homers this season, and both long balls followed walks.Murphy connected after Ruben Tejada walked with two outs in the third, the ball just clearing the right field wall for a 2-0 lead. Murphy, who spent his off day on June 9 participating in a White House summit on working families, has five homers.The Brewers cut the lead in half in the fourth after Khris Davis was hit by a pitch from Matsuzaka. Running on a full-count pitch to Lyle Overbay, Davis scored from first when Overbay hit a sharp grounder inside first base for a run-scoring double.Matsuzaka, however, kept the NL Central leaders in check. He allowed three hits and three walks, striking out five.Estrada walked David Wright and Curtis Granderson with one out in the sixth. After Chris Young struck out, Lucas Duda walked to load the bases. Teagarden’s drive hit off the top of the wall down the right field line and ricocheted into the seats for his first slam since 2008 with Texas.Gomez, traded by the Mets to Minnesota as part of the deal that brought Johan Santana to New York in February 2008, had an RBI double in the eighth.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Red Cross Distributes Sandbags and Disaster Response Kits Red Cross Gala near sold out Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Nov 2015 – This weekend war veterans will be remembered in a series of services to be held around the world, including right here in the TCI. Governor Peter Beckingham, will on Sunday place a wreath at the War Memorial in Grand Turk, while Deputy Governor Anya Williams will lay the wreath here in Provo. In Grand Turk, the remembrance of the Allied, Commonwealth and British personnel who fought in the two world wars of the 20th Century and in subsequent conflicts will be paid homage at the 9:45am service at the St Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Front Street in the capital; a similar commemoration will take place at the St. Monica’s Anglican church at 12:30pm in Providenciales – both on Sunday November 8th. Also joining the wreath laying will be, the Hon. Premier; the Leader of the Opposition; TCI Ex-Services Legion; the Commissioner of Police; TCIG Medical Department; the Scouts, Guides and Brownies; Rotary International; Soroptimists International and the Red Cross. His Excellency Beckingham said: “I look forward to attending again the Remembrance Service in Grand Turk, which is always one of the most moving and solemn occasions, and an opportunity to remind ourselves of the sacrifices of others.” Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas Related Items:Guides and Brownies, his excellency beckingham, red cross, remembrance day, Rotary International, Soroptimists International, TCI Ex-Services Legion, TCIG Medical Department, the Scouts Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Custom publisher and marketing communications firm the TDA Group has been acquired by South Asia publisher CyberMedia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Los Altos, California-based the TDA Group, which serves the global IT industry, provides marketing consulting, content development and graphics design services. CyberMedia publishes 15 titles in the IT, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and biotechnology industries, and produces events, Web sites and television.According to CyberMedia chairman Pradeep Gupta, the purchase of the TDA Group is a move toward growing the company’s content-based services business.Media investment bankers DeSilva + Phillips represented the TDA Group in the deal.
Engineer, Franz Poling (L) and members of the crew stand aboard the Dutch search and rescue vessel Seefuchs, as it lies berthed in a dock in Marsa, Malta on 25 June 2018 after being called back to port. Photo: AFPA rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean with over 200 migrants on board may be allowed to dock in Malta, France said Tuesday, as EU states remain at loggerheads over how to handle the influx of people trying to reach the continent.The German charity vessel Lifeline rescued the 234 migrants, including children and pregnant women, on Thursday but it is now moored in the Mediterranean after Malta and Italy refused to take it in.”As I speak, a European solution seems to be emerging: (it) would be a docking in Malta,” French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told RTL radio.However, a spokesman for the Maltese government said: “There is no decision yet but it is true there are ongoing discussions which started over the weekend.”There are ongoing discussions among a number of EU member states to take a share of the migrants.”The decision by Italy and Malta to stop allowing migrant rescue vessels to dock has plunged Europe into a political crisis over how to collectively handle the hundreds of people fleeing war and misery in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.- ‘Ready to help’ -Griveaux insisted there was no migrant “crisis” but urged leaders “to respond quickly to an urgent situation”.”France is ready to send a team on site to process (asylum) requests on a case-by-case basis,” as it did for migrants aboard the Aquarius vessel once it docked in Spain after also being refused by Italy and Malta.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Madrid would take part in a “joint response” over Lifeline, but “several countries must participate”.”Spain is united, a country of solidarity, as we have shown with the Aquarius,” he said.Nationalist Corsica leader Jean-Guy Talamoni said Monday it was “ready to help” but that it needed the agreement of French state.Italy and Malta say they are unfairly bearing the brunt of the new arrivals, while other European countries are urging more forceful policies to block their entry.Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini — who has vowed an uncompromising stance on the issue — paid a surprise visit on Monday to Libya.He called for processing centres to be set up in various unnamed African countries to deal with potential migrants in a move “to help Libya as well as Italy block migration”.Similarly, France has proposed setting up EU asylum processing centres in Africa aimed at discouraging people to attempt dangerous trips.Libya is a key departure point for thousands of refugees and migrants hoping to reach Europe, although hundreds drown each year attempting the perilous crossing over the Mediterranean in often rickety boats.Its coastguard said it had rescued nearly 1,000 people on Sunday, and Spanish authorities said they had picked up more than 600 others off their coast on Monday.- ‘Moment of great responsibility’ -Salvini’s visit came a day after emergency talks in Brussels between 16 EU leaders in a bid to break a longstanding deadlock over who should take in the migrants, the bulk of whom have been landing in Italy and Greece.A full summit is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on Monday urged European nations to work together, saying: “It’s a moment of great responsibility.”EU deals with Turkey and Libya, the main transit countries, have sharply cut, at least for now, the flow of migrants to Europe since a 2015 peak of over one million.The current row came to a head earlier this month when Italy’s new populist government turned away the Aquarius with 630 people on board.Salvini warned foreign charities to stop rescuing migrants off Libya, accusing them of “causing trouble” and saying Italian ports “are and will be closed to those who aid human traffickers”.The war of words saw French President Emmanuel Macron accuse Rome of “irresponsibility” for turning away the boats, while Italy denounced Paris for its hypocrisy in pushing migrants back across their shared border.The issue was expected to be raised during a meeting at the Vatican Tuesday between Macron and Pope Francis, who has called for “solidarity” with migrants.In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an ultimatum from her hardline interior minister who has given her until the end of June to find a European deal to curb new arrivals.