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HONOLULU AP — Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.Now advocates want to extend that goal to the transportation sector to urge all forms of ground transportation to fuel up using renewable sources by 2045."The majority of our fossil fuel goes into transportation, and that's a challenge that we have to solve, and we currently don't have a vision for what that future looks like," said Jeff Mikulina, executive director of the Blue Planet Foundation, which is pushing the bill.But Hawaii officials aren't planning to make everyone get rid of their fuel-powered cars — at least not yet."Nobody wants to step in and force people to get rid of cars that they might love now," said state Rep. Chris Lee, chairman of the Energy and Environment committee.The goal represents a steep climb for the auto industry in a state where there are about 5,000 electric vehicles, out of an estimated 1 million cars on the road.
Nintendo has finally given us the Switch details we craved, including a March 3 launch date, a $300 price, and new games like Super Mario Odyssey.But are we impressed?On this week s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, host Jeffery Grubb and co-hosts Dean Takahashi and Mike Minotti talk about their reactions to Nintendo s Switch presentations.We debate whether Nintendo has set up their home console/portable to succeed … or if it has another Wii U on its hands.
For nearly 10 years, the American Institute of Graphic Arts would periodically send out a survey to its members.The survey was a much-appreciated shot of transparency for the industry, stating clearly the mean income for, say, a junior designer, or an information architect.A dollar sign followed by five or six digits can t tell you what path a talented designer took to reach his position, or what skills young designers should gamble on next.So this year, AIGA partnered with Google Jonathan Lee, who runs Google s Material Design team, is the president of AIGA s New York chapter to expand on the questions put out by the survey.You have an industry that s changing, says Frank Migliorelli, AIGA s digital strategies director, and that s one of the things we re trying to get at: What the hell is the design industry anyway?The results go live today, and while one survey can t answer Migliorelli s question, it can at least present a new set of clues.
As if to prove that this year is going to be a fun-packed thrill ride, the second week of 2017 has brought us closer to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the announcement of the Nintendo Switch.As If 2017 Wasn t Strange Enough AlreadyWhat Happened: Yes, this was the week where reality apparently thought to itself, What if it s like The Manchurian Candidate, but with added fetish appeal?I need to know more about this CNN story on Trump and the Russians…— Charles M. Blow @CharlesMBlow January 10, 2017All these tweets take on a new meaning following @CNN's report about Russia compromising Trump https://t.co/WCvSxCGCPU https://t.co/5n6UvdLOB7
Ohhh, you ve got a new collar?I said, Hey Siri, check my appointments for January 2, out loud, and people looked at me like I d started screaming, The end is nigh!What exactly is the difference between these two situations?We re all going to have to get over ourselves, because artificially intelligent assistants are soon going to be everywhere, and talking to any piece of technology will have to become no more socially awkward than talking to our pets.Pick the massively popular sci-fi franchise of your choice, and someone will have spoken to a computer, android, or other mechanical being at some point.No one said Luke Skywalker should go to Mos Eisley and find real friends, instead of hanging around with C-3PO.
Först sommaren eller hösten 2019 kommer USA-resenärer att kunna genomgå amerikanska gränskontroller på Arlanda.Dessförinnan ska flygplatsen byggas om för cirka 450 miljoner kronor, skriver Dagens industri.I november förra året berättade Ny Teknik hur de amerikanska gränskontrollerna kommer att gå till.Sverige och USA skrev i höstas under ett avtal om det kallade preclearance-systemet, det vill säga att amerikanska tull- och säkerhetskontroller görs på svensk mark.I fjol hade Arlanda cirka 600 000 USA-resenärer.– Det blir egentligen nästan dubbelt så många USA-resenärer eftersom många reser via andra flygplatser som Heathrow och Frankfurt, säger Ulf Wallin, presschef på statliga Swedavia som driver flygplatsen.
Globalization and unrestrained technological change have plenty of critics, as the election in November amply showed.Many of my fellow anthropologists say that the positive effects of these twin trends have greatly benefited China but have left behind most of the global poor.A study conducted in Kenya and published in the journal Science in December tells a different story.When I first visited Kenya during my travels in Africa in 1969, extreme poverty was common.The population has quadrupled, and the contrasts...
Move is described as being about enhancing and creating synergies .New customers heading to Microsoft Azure after the start of February will be guided towards the companies Cloud Solution Provider CSP programme instead.What this means is that the company is effectively ending its pay-as-you-go Azure access for any new customers on its Products and Services Agreement.Instead, channel partners will have greater access in order to snap up the customers.Richard Smith, GM, Commercial Licensing, described the move in a blog post as part of a goal to deliver, a connected, modern purchasing for customers that enables new, innovative cloud and business scenarios, and quickly and easily scales as needs grow.The GM, who went on to describe the modern licensing focus as being about enhancing and creating synergies across its three ways of doing business; value-added services, self-serve options, and Microsoft-assisted offers.
However, the think Gartner still on the growth.But instead of the 3% they thought in the past, so it is expected that growth for the global it sales to land at 2.7 per cent.– in 2017 would be a year of recovery when it comes to it sales.Many major trends have banded together, like the cloud, blockkedjorna, digital business and artficiell intelligence.Normally, this would mean a boost for it investments, much higher than the 2,7% of the population, " says John-David Lovelock, an analyst at Gartner.– But some of the political uncertainty on the global markets has created a wait-and-see attitude and many activities await you with the it investment.
the Samples should be swirled for two minutes, according to the researchers.Then the separated plasma from the blood sample.Image from Nature Biomedical Engineering's new product wash your.Two pappersrundlar and a string.In principle, it is all that is needed to make a functioning centrifuge to separate the plasma, red and white blood cells and platelets in a blood sample.Researchers at Stanford university in USA have developed a method which is an alternative to the established centrifuges for blood samples, which can be expensive and requires access to electricity to operate.
Apples strävan efter Less is more är inte bara av godo.Ett gott exempel är nedladdningslistan i Safari.I tidigare version av webbläsaren fanns snabbknappen till listan alltid tillgänglig och tidigare nedladdningar radades upp i en smidig lista, inte helt olik den i Google Chrome.Allt som krävdes var ett klick på knappen för att rensa ur den.Men så är det inte längre – Apple har nämligen valt att som standard rensa ur listan efter bara en dag.Det går dock så klart att lösa och vi visar dig hur du går tillväga.
Triseum is announcing today that Variant: Limits, the first game in a series that teaches students how to learn calculus in a fun way, is launching its pilot program test in selected schools.Variant: Limits, our new 3D adventure game that teaches calculus concepts focused on limits.Calculus is critical for science, technology, engineering and math STEM careers.But 38 percent of students drop out of it, according to the Mathematical Association of America.So the Bryan, Texas-based company made a game to help students retain the concepts better.Triseum is the latest among many game companies and education firms to try their hand at creating edutainment, or educational games that are fun.Schools that are interested in piloting Variant: Limits can apply through the Variant web site.Triseum s founders came from the Texas A University s Live Lab, developing academic games that incorporate standard learning and gaming design methods.Working closely with Texas A to ensure the Variant series is well researched, executed and tested, educators and gaming veterans have created an experience whereby students don t just memorize and regurgitate information, but rather apply it for a more well-rounded understanding.The company won an Impact award last week from the Texas Motion Picture Association.Developed to transform the process of learning calculus into a three-dimensional visual and relatable experience, Variant: Limits focuses on the concepts of finite limits, continuity and infinite limits.
Book stands are useful for propping up cookbooks, music books, or even a regular book when you re reading, cooking, or just want to display the pages.If you have a wire hanger, you can make a sturdy book stand in under a minute.You need a wire hanger and a pair of pliers.If you can t watch the demonstration in the video above, here s what to do.Hold the hanger so your hands are on either side of the hook and crunch the top and bottom of the hanger together.Bend the sides down to create an upside down U shape.
Perhaps delivering one bad experience with a customer service rep after five good digital or product experiences won t kill your customer relationship, but three in a row might be enough to do it.Laser Focus on Customer Behavior and NeedsClients and prospects will find unexpected routes to your information and content.As a marketer, you must understand the motivations, needs, and behaviors of your customers—not what you want or hope for them to do, but what they actually do.Use the insights gained from your digital behavior research to build customer narratives.A tweet can lead customers to a blog post with more in-depth information, which could link to a buyer s guide to help them research their purchase decision and prompt them to pick up the phone and talk to a rep.
– Ingen vet riktigt hur kraven ser ut.Därmed tvingas byggbolagen lägga oerhört mycket tid på diskussioner kring vilka nivåer som gäller och vad man har att förhålla sig till, säger Katarina Ljungquist som är en av författarna till rapporten.Tillgängligheten i svenska bostäder blir allt bättre.Men ibland krockar kraven på tillgänglighet med andra behov, exempelvis fuktsäkerhet vid nyproduktion av byggnader.Något som syns framförallt i antalet garantiskador i projekten.Rapporten Tillgänglighet och fuktsäkerhet av Svenska Byggbranschens Utvecklingsfond, har tagit sig an detta och pekar på olika lösningar som ska tillgodose både tillgänglighetskraven och behoven av fuktsäkerhet.
A pair of vibrating jeans is being promoted as a way to direct women to their destination without them having to consult their smartphone.Chris Foxx investigated the latest in washable wearable tech at the CES expo in Las Vegas.Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017
We re living in a brave new future here folks, and that means that moths can now drive tiny robot cars that are controlled by their own sense of smell.Mad scientists at the Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology at The University of Tokyo have built a scent-controlled car driven by a silkworm moth.As you can see in the video, the moth walks over an air-supported ball toward an attractive scent female silkworm sex pheromones, nice .The robot-car thing tracks the ball s movement using optical sensors, and drives in the same direction.According to Science Magazine, the moths did a pretty good job at driving the car, even if their paths were a little odd:Across seven trials with seven different drivers, the insects piloted the vehicle consistently toward the pheromones, nearly as well as 10 other silkworm moths who could walk freely on the ground toward the smells, the researchers reported last month in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.
Probably the most-leaked device at CES 2017 so far has been the Asus ZenFone AR, through no fault of the Taiwanese company.Partner Qualcomm revealed much of the details in a blog post touting the use of its Snapdragon 821 chipset, and infamous leaker Evan Blass evleaks added front and back press renders of the phone.The key part that was missing was a release timeframe, which we now have: Q2 2017.The ZenFone AR stands out as the first smartphone that will support both of Google s Daydream and Tango platforms, and is only the second to support the latter Lenovo s Phab 2 Pro was the first .Daydream is a virtual reality VR platform built into Android 7.0 Nougat and above.Tango is an augmented reality AR platform that detects users positions relative to places and objects around them without using GPS or other external signals.Asus states the phone was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best user experience using both AR and VR technologies.For both platforms, content is still lacking — Asus and Google will be working to bring more apps to the market.For VR, Asus points to the phone s 5.7-inch WQHD 1440 x 2560 resolution screen and high-contrast super AMOLED technology that enhances the 3D effect.
Hold on a sec – it s not the new year just yet if you re going by the Chinese calendar.That arrives on 28 January, and this year it s being accompanied by a new quadcopter drone from DJI.Which is, of course, a Chinese company.So I ve just learned that we re transitioning from the Year of the Fire Monkey to the Year of the Rooster.Has DJI painted a big male chicken on its drone?In fact Martin Sati s design for the drone – which is internally the exact same Phantom 4 to which we awarded five stars in our review last year – prominently features an altogether different breed of feathered friend: the phoenix.