With giant oceans coating the red planet s northern hemisphere, huge meteoroids would slam into the planet s surface kicking up giant waves 120 metres high.This isn t the first time the idea of huge tidal waves has come up in relation to Mars.Edward H. White II, pilot of the Gemini 4 spacecraft, floats in the zero gravity of space with an earth limb backdrop circa November 1965.Five NASA astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis look out overhead windows on the aft flight deck toward their counterparts aboard the Mir Space Station in March of 1996.Echo 1, a spherical balloon with a metalized skin, was launched by NASA on 12th August 1960.Four views of Earth rising above the lunar horizon, photographed by the crew of the Apollo 10 Lunar Module, while in lunar orbit, May 1969.
I choose to interpret that as an unambiguous statement of intention to bring back the brand.A cool flip cover, maybe, but let s be honest, that weird little numpad was never particularly good, though it did look cool as hell.June 9 is the day we ll find out — that s Lenovo s Tech World event, and we ll doubtless see plenty of other interesting gadgets.Netflix launches its own speed test website... 2 days ago techcrunch.com Traffic Exchange Test Sarah Perez Sarah Perez TC3.Google I/O 2016 Recap 2 days ago techcrunch.com Traffic Exchange Test TechCrunch TV TechCrunch TV google homeby GravityThese stories are recommended for you by Gravity.The recommendations may include stories from our other publisher partners, some of whom pay to include their content here.
Firefox OS4K detailHD & SD sourcesFile handlingFreeview Play appHDR lacks sparkleTight viewing angleSome light leakageToo small for 4KThere's no doubt about it, 4K looks its best on a 60-inch TV.No, that distinction goes to the inclusion of high dynamic range HDR .That question has obviously been asked, and answered, by Panasonic's TV designers because they've fenced-off what they consider the unpopular ones.Gravity upscaled from a regular Blu-ray disc looks sharp and clean with both True Cinema and Cinema presets engaged, while 720p fare from HD channels on Freeview HD are highly watchable.The latter is extensive: a USB stick hosting all kinds of digital files, from 4K video files in the TS, MP4 and MKV formats to a load of AVI, WMV and other video files all played without a hiccup.Indeed, with its sleek design carrying it through despite the HDR confusion.
Now, however, a large team of scientists has put forward an idea that may help reconcile a number of the apparent contradictions: giant Martian tsunamis.They suggest that one particular region of the red planet they've looked at contains evidence for two of them, the second of which may have driven an icy slurry across Mars' coastal plains.The authors estimate that, in the region they're looking at part of the Arabia Terra , a meteor big enough to carve out a 30km wide crater would have hit about once every 15 million years.Given the weak Martian gravity, the results could have been spectacular: simulations indicate a tsunami 50m tall on average, with local conditions possibly pushing it as high as 120m.Images of the region show a lot of areas where boulders, often meters in diameter, have accumulated."These channels have remarkable similarities to terrestrial tsunami backwash channels," the authors argue.
Without a Tardis, a journey to the center of the Earth might be your best option for travelling to the past.Because of the way gravity warps spacetime, physicists have now calculated that the Earth s core is 2.5 years younger than its surface.This represents s a much more significant time dilation effect than anybody realised.During a lecture at Caltech in the 1960s, the esteemed Richard Feynman first pointed out that the centre of the Earth would be younger than the surface, owing to a fascinating outcome of Einstein s general theory of relativity: clocks run more slowly when positioned closer to a large gravitational mass.Like an internet meme gone so viral that politicians cite it with certitude, that day or two younger figure was repeated in lectures and textbooks the world over.The calculation, they explain in a paper published in the European Journal of Physics, was not intended to besmirch Feynman s reputation, but rather to point out that many numbers scientists accept as fact have murky origins, and really ought to be re-verified from time to time:Scientists must to a large extent rely on the validation of other fellow s work, and it happens to be a psychological default condition among many scientists , that if a famous peer has publicly announced a result, it is accepted at face value.
Without a Tardis, a journey to the center of the Earth might be your best option for traveling to the past.Because of the way gravity warps spacetime, physicists have now calculated that the Earth s core is 2.5 years younger than its surface.This represents a much more significant time dilation effect than anybody realized.During a lecture at Caltech in the 1960s, the esteemed Richard Feynman first pointed out that the center of the Earth would be younger than the surface, owing to a fascinating outcome of Einstein s general theory of relativity: clocks run more slowly when positioned closer to a large gravitational mass.Like an internet meme gone so viral that politicians cite it with certitude, that day or two younger figure was repeated in lectures and textbooks the world over.The calculation, they explain in a paper published in the European Journal of Physics, was not intended to besmirch Feynman s reputation, but rather to point out that many numbers scientists accept as fact have murky origins, and really ought to be re-verified from time to time:Scientists must to a large extent rely on the validation of other fellow s work, and it happens to be a psychological default condition among many scientists , that if a famous peer has publicly announced a result, it is accepted at face value.
Without a Tardis, a journey to the center of the Earth might be your best option for travelling to the past.Because of the way gravity warps spacetime, physicists have now calculated that the Earth s core is 2.5 years younger than its surface.This represents s a much more significant time dilation effect than anybody realised.During a lecture at Caltech in the 1960s, the esteemed Richard Feynman first pointed out that the centre of the Earth would be younger than the surface, owing to a fascinating outcome of Einstein s general theory of relativity: clocks run more slowly when positioned closer to a large gravitational mass.Like an internet meme gone so viral that politicians cite it with certitude, that day or two younger figure was repeated in lectures and textbooks the world over.The calculation, they explain in a paper published in the European Journal of Physics, was not intended to besmirch Feynman s reputation, but rather to point out that many numbers scientists accept as fact have murky origins, and really ought to be re-verified from time to time:Scientists must to a large extent rely on the validation of other fellow s work, and it happens to be a psychological default condition among many scientists , that if a famous peer has publicly announced a result, it is accepted at face value.
The Company received gross proceeds of $6,260,000 million pursuant to the Private Placement.The capital raise has allowed the Company to expand its field staff, including certified crop advisors, agronomists and qualified sales and marketing personnel to accelerate sales and customer support as we rollout BAM-FX to both domestic and international agricultural markets.The Units, common stock and warrants, and any other securities offered in the Private Placement or any other securities to be offered in any proposed future private placement collectively, the Securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended the Securities Act , or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction.This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act and shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor shall there be any sales of the securities mentioned in this press release in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.These technologies are focused on providing valuable solutions to challenges facing world agriculture.ZGSI s two primary categories of technologies aimed at sustainable agriculture are: 1 BAM-FX, a cost effective, ionic micronutrient delivery system for plants currently being introduced commercially into world agriculture by Zero Gravity s wholly owned subsidiary BAM Agricultural Solutions and 2 Directed Selection , utilized in the development and production, in the prolonged zero/micro gravity environment of the International Space Station, of large volumes of non-GMO, novel, patentable stem cells with unique and beneficial characteristics.
There were bubbles and deep reds, and the sound of ice clinking in cocktail glasses underlay the hum of contented chatter.As opposed to string theory, which says that the stuff in our universe is made up of fundamental vibrating strings, loop quantum gravity focuses on space itself as a woven network of loops of the same size as the strings in string theory.The causal-set approach envisions the structure of space analogous to sand on a beachhead.Eno described his work in the liner notes for his record, Ambient 1: Music for Airports: Ambient music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.What struck me was that Brian was playing with, arguably, the most fundamental concept in the universe—the physics of vibration.When I walked up to him as he was manipulating the waveforms that morning, he looked at me with a smile and said, You see, Stephon, I m trying to design a simple system that will generate an entire composition when activated.
Pic: NASA TVNASA and Bigelow Aerospace earlier today scrubbed a first attempt to inflate the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module BEAM - the "human-rated expandable structure" which is clamped to the International Space Station ISS for a two-year test.After "several hours of attempts to introduce air into the module" by ISS crew member Jeff Williams, BEAM had "only expanded a few inches in both length and diameter" before engineers retired to consider a "forward course of action".The inflation of BEAM requires the ISS to be in sunlight, allowing a clear video feed of swelling or, in this case, non-engorgement.Once deployed, BEAM will be 4.01 metres in length, with a maximum diameter of 3.23 metres and a volume of 16m3.Pic: Bigelow AerospaceAstronauts will enter the habitat a several times a year to see how it's performing in the rigours of space.Bigelow's long-term aim is to build a large scale version of BEAM to "support zero-gravity research including scientific missions, manufacturing processes, a destination for space tourism and a craft for missions destined for the Moon and Mars".
Bigelow AerospaceWell, they tried.If long-distance space exploration is going to happen, astronauts are going to need a safe place to set up shop.And if they re going to get very far past the atmosphere without burning through all their fuel, their supplies are going to have to be light.Once inflated, BEAM will spend two years collecting data on its own performance—dealing with things like temperature and pressure and radiation, which is particularly important in deep space.Decreasing the weight of your payload is pretty important if you want to escape the gravity well without carrying excess fuel, and the fact that expandable units collapse into something easily packable is a huge plus for long-term space travel.We need experience before we can build a habitat like the one they have The Martian—but what Matt Damon has in the movie actually isn t too far from reality, Munday says.
But could there be a fifth force still waiting to be discovered?Nature News reports that a team of physicists led by Attila Krasznahorkay of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences published a rather provocative paper late last year in Physical Review Letters pre-print version available here claiming that a strange radioactive decay anomaly is indicative of an unknown fundamental force.Speculation about this elusive fifth force has existed for years, partly driven by the inability of the standard model of particle physics to explain dark matter — a hypothetical form of matter that comprises a huge portion of the mass and energy in the observable universe.When the protons smashed against the lithium at the precise angle of 140 degrees, more electrons and positrons poured out than expected.As the Nature News article points out, there s a decent mix of scepticism and excitement about the experimental results.Researchers at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and other groups in the United States and Europe are now working on the problem, and expect to confirm or invalidate the Hungarian experimental results in about a year.
But could there be a fifth force still waiting to be discovered?Nature News reports that a team of physicists led by Attila Krasznahorkay of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences published a rather provocative paper late last year in Physical Review Letters pre-print version available here claiming that a strange radioactive decay anomaly is indicative of an unknown fundamental force.Speculation about this elusive fifth force has existed for years, partly driven by the inability of the standard model of particle physics to explain dark matter — a hypothetical form of matter that comprises a huge portion of the mass and energy in the observable universe.When the protons smashed against the lithium at the precise angle of 140 degrees, more electrons and positrons poured out than expected.As the Nature News article points out, there s a decent mix of scepticism and excitement about the experimental results.Researchers at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and other groups in the United States and Europe are now working on the problem, and expect to confirm or invalidate the Hungarian experimental results in about a year.
YouTube/Sony Camera ChannelFor more than three decades, skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk has been redefining the sport, defying gravity with hard-to-believe stunts like last year s first-ever vertical spiral.But this week, at age 48, The Birdman got to test his skills without the force that has left him with a broken pelvis, broken elbow, concussions and countless sprains and cuts.In a new promotional video for Sony, Hawk and fellow professional skateboarder Aaron Jaws Homoki demonstrate flips, front-foot impossibles and the dreaded double-air, spinaroo, all while flying in weightlessness inside a Zero Gravity Corp. airliner.And today we get to try some tricks that we ve only ever dreamed about.You have so many ideas, and once you re weightless you forget what to do, Hawk said.Except to just enjoy it.
GIFAmong his many accomplishments, Tony Hawk is probably best known for landing the first 900 during an official competition at the X-Games.But watching him attempt countless skateboard tricks while floating in zero gravity in a vomit comet is yet another reason to be impressed with his skills.Especially since he appears to keep his lunch down during the whole thing.
Last time we watched a spectacular zero-gravity video, we were enjoying a new OK Go out-of-the-box music video.DON T MISS: The iPhone 7 might actually be in troubleTony Hawk and Aaron Jaws Homoki are the stars of the following video, as they both try to perform a variety of tricks in different types of gravity.They give Mars gravity and Moon gravity a try before moving to what seems to be the best trick of all: skateboarding without weighing anything.But the two famed skateboarders seem to be having fun even when there s not enough gravity to help them pull off some of their best moves.In fact, you may very well say that the absence of gravity seems to motivate them to come up with ways to still entertain fans.The entire thing is a promo for Sony s 4K cameras, but that doesn t make it any less watchable – check out the full video below.
Among his many accomplishments, Tony Hawk is probably best known for landing the first 900 during an official competition at the X-Games.But watching him attempt countless skateboard tricks while floating in zero gravity in a vomit comet is yet another reason to be impressed with his skills.Especially since he appears to keep his lunch down during the whole thing.YouTube via Hypebeast
Slide: 1 / of 6 .Caption: Situated 8000 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula – Latin for little fox – the region in the image is known as Vulpecula OB1.In time, this process will "eat" its way through the cloud, transforming some of the raw material into shining new stars.ESA/Herschel/PACS, SPIRE/Hi-GAL ProjectThis incredible image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals thousands of colorful galaxies in the constellation of Leo The Lion .Galaxy clusters are massive.They can have a tremendous impact on their surroundings, with their immense gravity warping and amplifying the light from more distant objects.This phenomenon, known as gravitational lensing, can help astronomers to see galaxies that would otherwise be too faint, aiding our hunt for residents of the primordial universe.ESA European Space Agency /Hubble & NASAAdvertisement
The great 17th century physicist Isaac Newton is known for many things.His most fully worked-out example shows how prefixes could modify the meaning of tor, his word for temperature, to produce more specific meanings from exceedingly hot owtor , through pretty hot awtor , warm etor , indifferently cold aytor and extremely cold oytor , with all gradations in between.Tolkien invented an Elvish language for his Lord of the Rings trilogy.These fictional languages usually have limited vocabularies with only a few thousand words, and other than Esperanto—two million people speak it today, mostly concentrated in Europe, East Asia, and South America—they haven t really caught on.True, a Klingon translation of Hamlet exists, and there s a small but passionate online community dedicated to learning the Na Vi language invented by Caltech linguistics professor Paul Frommer for Avatar.The Principia wasn t going to write itself.
The great 17th century physicist Isaac Newton is known for many things.His most fully worked-out example shows how prefixes could modify the meaning of tor, his word for temperature, to produce more specific meanings from exceedingly hot owtor , through pretty hot awtor , warm etor , indifferently cold aytor and extremely cold oytor , with all gradations in between.Tolkien invented an Elvish language for his Lord of the Rings trilogy.These fictional languages usually have limited vocabularies with only a few thousand words, and other than Esperanto—two million people speak it today, mostly concentrated in Europe, East Asia, and South America—they haven t really caught on.True, a Klingon translation of Hamlet exists, and there s a small but passionate online community dedicated to learning the Na Vi language invented by Caltech linguistics professor Paul Frommer for Avatar.The Principia wasn t going to write itself.
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