I ve never been one for hi-vis.It is not merely vanity, though I admit luminous yellow is just not my colour.It s that too many cyclists see it as a panacea, a fluorescent force-field that will protect them from the dangers of the road, whereas the truth is you can be done up head-to-toe as a highlighter pen and it ll not help you at all if you re always cowering in a driver s blind spot.I don t wear proper cycling gear to ride two miles to the Guardian s Manchester office each day.If it s raining, I ll don a waterproof jacket or, more honestly, take the car .But generally I m in my civvies and so am arguably the prime market for Volvo s new LifePaint, a water-based reflective safety spray , which promises to turn ordinary clothes into beacons when in direct glare of headlights.
The Paris Agreement was implemented as a collaborative global response to climate change, with a goal of reducing emissions.It aims to keep the global temperature rise to just 1.5 C, which would significantly reduce the risks and the impacts associated with climate change.President Donald Trump later decided to pull the U.S. out of the agreement, describing the move as "a reassertion of America’s sovereignty".Temperatures are breaking records around the worldThe 21st century has seen the most temperature records broken in recorded history.Last year was the hottest year on record since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with average temperatures measuring 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean.
Lake Erie may be the warmest and shallowest of North America's Great Lakes, but it's more beast than beauty.The world's 12th largest lake is notoriously stormy and has been known to pound boats, break walls, and beaches with waves reaching 25 feet.His work captures Lake Erie at its most turbulent, creating mesmerizing images that show the grace and power of the natural world.Sandford shares some of his photos with us.Follow him on Instagram and Facebook for more.His camera gear is protected in water-housing equipment from Aquatech Imaging Solutions.
Recent satellite images show that North Korea had restarted a reactor in the nuclear energy area, which is used to produce plutonium for the country nuclear weapons programme, told the Guardian.North korea to observe us 38 North -a process said in the previous analysis of January 18. the day that the country seems to be preparing to restart Yongbyongin reactor.according to the Organization, North Korea has dismantled the spot of spent fuel rods, which are used for the plutonium in the manufacture of the country's nuclear arsenal.Images of January 22. day look water the clouds are likely warm to rise the reactor cooling for water removal from the tube, which gives shows that the reactor is very likely to be in operation , the agency report says.the Picture is, however, impossible to estimate what power level the reactor.the Report said that the reactor operators had been out of use in late 2015.
Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.Airlines who force passengers to check their bags at the gate should pay out an automatic $500 to those affected.Since that’s not the case, we have another option.Everlane’s $98 Weekender is a stylish, durable, reasonably-priced, water-resistant bag that definitely fits in that overhead compartment.It sports real leather, twill fabrication, and gunmetal feet, and should still hold enough clothes for, ahem, a weekend.
Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.Airlines who force passengers to check their bags at the gate should pay out an automatic $500 to those affected.Since that’s not the case, we have another option.Everlane’s $98 Weekender is a stylish, durable, reasonably-priced, water-resistant bag that definitely fits in that overhead compartment.It sports real leather, twill fabrication, and gunmetal feet, and should still hold enough clothes for, ahem, a weekend.
Russian athletes are currently banned from international competition until they can satisfy "strict criteria" to prove to officials they are clean and more than 100 Olympic athletes who competed at the 2008 and 2012 events have been sanctioned.These bans relate to drug doping, but there are other forms of "doping".Femke Van den Driessche was said to have a concealed an electric motor in her bike during the Cyclocross World Championships and was fined £14,000 alongside her ban.Riders can activate the motors via Bluetooth by flipping tiny hidden switches in the handlebars.The system works by using tiny electromagnetic coils inside the structure of the wheel to propel the bike.Electromagnetic wheels can add up to 60 watts to pedalling power, and motors hidden inside water bottles or underneath seats can boost speed by up to 5kph.
"When San Francisco Burned" by Douglas L. GistLouis P. Selby was working in his family's confectionery shop on Market Street when the greatest natural disaster that ever hit San Francisco, the 1906 earthquake, shook the city to its core.Selby grabbed a camera, and with his brothers in tow, took to the streets to document the devastation in the days after the event.For 110 years, those images remained in a leather-bound album kept in Selby and his wife's Bay Area home.In March, Selby's grandson, Doug Gist, unearthed the photos and published them in a book, "When San Francisco Burned: A Photographic Memoir of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906."The tremors broke the city's water mains, making it nearly impossible for firefighters to quell the blaze.
Credit: PowerstrapPebble s plan to make its current generation of smartwatches even smarter is a genius one: The company includes a port for accessory makers to create straps that add all sort of functionality to the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel.Powerstrap just launched a Kickstarter for its Pal GPS smartstrap for the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel, which will let you track runs and store them on the sporty, sweat- and water-resistant strap which comes in six colors for up to 24 hours, no smartphone required.You then sync the GPS data with your phone, where you can view pace, speed, altitude, and a map of the route you ran.You can brag about your stats with easy social media sharing, too.Powerstrap actually promises to extend your Pebble s battery life by seven days with its own 250mAh battery, which means it doesn t use your Pebble s battery at all.Early backers can nab a Pal for as low as $65.
However, the study finds the controversial technology has not, as proponents have claimed, increased the rate of crop yields and has resulted in insect and weed resistance that has become a major agricultural problem.There are people who are saying that without genetically engineered crops, we re never going to be able to feed the world in 2050 and there are people who say that eating a genetically engineered crop will cause sterility or will cause cancer, he said.He also expressed U.S. Department of Agriculture s willingness to work with Congress to prevent further confusion and develop a nationwide system for informing the public about what s in their food products, without increasing costs or giving a false impression about safety.The report concludes that while GE crops have generally had favorable economic outcomes for producers, they ve also resulted in weeds evolving a resistance to herbicides, including glyphosate, a commonly used herbicide which the World Health Organization found likely causes cancer in humans.The report quickly drew criticism from anti-GMO groups, including Food & Water Watch, which USA Today reports accused the committee of arriving at watered-down scientific conclusions due to agricultural industry influence.Jim Thomas, a spokesman for ETC Group, told The Washington Post that the report is inconsistent on the crucially important question of whether or not to regulate the new techniques such as genome editing and synthetic biology.
It matches the earlier leaked photos see below top to bottom aside from colour scheme, which is... a bit odd.Blass identifies it as gold but opts to call it "desert camo" instead, and we'd say it's more beige than we usually like in a gadget.Still no word on a release date or pricing for the likely AT exclusive in the States.If these photos leaked out of Vietnam are any indication, Samsung wants the Galaxy S7 Active to look more comfortable in a battlefield than a fashion show - unlike the standard Galaxy S7.Water and dust resistance were collectively one of the big enhancements for the Galaxy S7 this year, and that that same IP68 rating is reportedly maintained on the Active model, unsurprisingly.Leaks suggest the Galaxy S7 Active will have much the same specs as the Galaxy S7 in the States, including the Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB RAM, plus the Quad HD display.
GIFMove over, El Niño.That s right: the El Niño phenomenon that fueled endless weird weather, hot months, and Chris Farley jokes this past year is on the downswing.And if the latest NOAA data is any indicator, La Niña is liquored up and ready to rage.Cold Blob has been migrating eastward for the past few months, indicating that the La Niña phase of the ENSO climate pattern may develop by the end of summer.You can see that as the months go by, the hot water anomaly contracts as the icy undercurrent grows in size.La Niña is also associated with mild winters in the southeastern United States, cold winters in the Northwest, and favorable Atlantic hurricane conditions.
Art on the walls really makes a house feel like a home, but hanging your own art up can make it feel like a gallery.If, like me, you need some guidance in the painting department, check out the following tutorial from Dans Le Lakehouse.Flip the canvas upside down to help with paint flow and make big, broad strokes.Flip it back over to see how you like it, and layer on more paint wherever you see fit.Play around with textures by dipping your brush in the water before the paint, or using an almost dry brush for a feathery look.SIMPLE BUT STRIKING, BLACK WHITE DIY ABSTRACT PAINTING Dans Le LakehousePhoto by Tanya of Dans Le Lakehouse.
Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP Photo: Google I / O has previously been held indoors. Around 5000 participants are expected to flock to Google I / O, the Internet giant's developer conference which starts on Wednesday. To cope with the nearly 30-degree heat in Mountain View, Google has put together a survival kit for the conference visitors. It includes, for example, sunscreen, sunglasses, a water bottle and a headgear that can be worn as headband, hat and, for the slumbering, blindfolded. One must assume that Google hopes that the sunglasses will be a bigger hit than the deferred project Google Glass, whose purpose was to develop a computer worn as a pair of glasses. In addition, participants receive a copy of Google's own virtual reality glasses of cardboard and plastic.
The Clacton Spear is the tip of a 450,000-year-old fire-hardened spear discovered in England.It has long been believed that the practice of heating a pointed spear tip in the fire was a way of making it sharper and harder.So they harvested 20 rods from local hazel trees and spent weeks abusing them inside machines of very precise, codified destruction.First, each rod was divided in half.Then they tested each rod for hardness, as well as how each responded to bending and sharp impacts.What they discovered was that the fired wood was indeed slightly harder, but it was also significantly weaker.
It's no surprise to hear that Samsung is working on an Active version of its smartphone the Galaxy S7.Early this month some images of the Galaxy S7 Active leaked showing what was claimed to be a prototype device for ATNow another image has leaked and this time out it is claimed to be a rendering of the smartphone and it looks very official.The camo back panel appears heavily textured for grip even with wet hands.A version of the device was spied wearing the SM-G880 model number.We still have no hard data on hardware inside the S7 Active, but it is hinted that it will use the same hardware as the normal Galaxy S7.The S7 Active is expected to carry improved water resistance compared to the standard smartphone already able to survive significant time in the water.
GIFHere s how you spend a good summer day: find a giant trampoline, fill up 1,500 water balloons, and then bounce around trying to break as many as you can.It s essentially a McDonald s playpen crossed with a bounce house...with a lot of water.For an added bonus, you can be like Mark Rober and get a slow-motion camera to film you and your friends blowing up the water balloons.
Here s how you spend a good summer day: find a giant trampoline, fill up 1,500 water balloons, and then bounce around trying to break as many as you can.It s essentially a McDonald s playpen crossed with a bounce house...with a lot of water.For an added bonus, you can be like Mark Rober and get a slow-motion camera to film you and your friends blowing up the water balloons.
The upgraded Oukitel K6000 version with the Pro suffix has been introduced in April and can offer better specs for the same cash spent.The highlight of the phone is the monstrous 6000 mAh battery with 9V/2A fast charge support and in the following video you can find proof, that such behemoth of a battery can be fully charged in just 2 hours.The Oukitel K6000 Pro features 5.5-inch FullHD 2.5D curved display, MT6753 processor with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage, metal back cover with chamfered edges and Android 6.0 Marshmallow system out of the box.The cameras are 13 MPix rear shooter interpolated to 16 MPix and the 5 MPix front cam interpolated to 8 MPix.The phone is also boasting with its IP64 certification, meaning some level of water and dust resistance.You can get the Oukitel K6000 Pro for the $149.99 presale price up until May 31st and don t forget to check out the video below.
Forget WhatsApp, FaceBook Messenger, iMessage and even Hangouts - Google's got two new messaging apps on the way that'll blow them all out of the water.Only this one lets you whisper and shout, shrinking or boosting your font so you don't need to mess about with bold, italics or endless punctuation to get your message across.It can automatically suggest replies, based on what your chat friends are saying or sending - recognising dog breeds, for example.You can call on Google without having to leave the chat app, so you can look up restaurants, book tables, or send directions to your mates without missing out on the conversation.It looks ace in action, but let's be honest - we're all using WhatsApp, aren't we?Both apps should be arriving this summer on Android of course and iOS.
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