How to find a black hole

first_img Landmark study signals shift in thinking about stem cell differentiation Since the 1960’s, physicists have been analyzing the theory of black holes and astronomers have been looking for examples in the universe.A black hole is a concentration of mass so enormous that it exhibits its own gravitational force. This force is so great, that nothing escapes from it. Researchers have found a method to find black holes and analyze their characteristics, such as their mass and gravitational force, to determine if they are in fact black holes.Astrophysicists first look for compact, massive, dark objects in the center of nearby galaxies. Then they use Newtonian physics and a series of equations to measure the mass and spin angle of the object. If the object is at least three times the mass of the sun, it is classified as a black hole. However, the mass of most objects found are 10 million times the mass of the sun.Current research focuses on finding yet more black holes and in particular, discovering if they contain event horizons. An event horizon is a one-way barrier that causes the isolation of the black hole’s interior from the outside universe. Matter, energy, information, and radiation, for example, can fall into the black hole, but nothing, not even light, can get out.For years, astronomers have been studying a huge, dark object in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy that affects the motion of the stars and gasses that are nearby.Infrared technology has been used to discover that there are stars orbiting this object. The mass of this object is 30 million times the mass of the sun. Most astrophysicists have accepted that this is a black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.Physicists and astronomers alike are working to find even more black holes in many different galaxies, and to find stronger evidence that they have event horizons.So it appears that the existence of black holes may not be such a mystery. However, the intrigue still remains at the thought of enormous black objects with masses at least 10 million times that of the sun.Could they be at the center of every galaxy?Reference:Narayan R. 2005. Black holes in astrophysics. New Journal of Physics. 7:199.Image: Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial PhysicsStory: by Gina Buss, Copyright This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: How to find a black hole (2005, October 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further Black holes. Just the name evokes mystery and intrigue. But do they really exist?Scientists have discovered at least 20 objects in 20 different galaxies that are potential black holes and may contain event horizons. A black hole may even be at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.last_img read more

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Microsoft wants to send WebRTC standard to rehab

first_img WebRTC puts video chats all in the browser Microsoft wants to iron out the wrinkles in the existing WebRTC 1.0 proposal with a new approach. Microsoft is suggesting a new CU-RTC-Web standard. The CU-RTC Web stands for Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web.”Ubiquitous” is a standout concern. The WebRTC 1.0 standard falls short in an absence of “ubiquitous deployability” and that is one of the direct criticisms from Microsoft. “The standard does not show signs of interoperability with existing VoIP phones, and mobile phones, from behind firewalls and across routers and instead focuses on video communication between web browsers under ideal conditions.”Microsoft is not comfortable with the fact that the standard builds on the legacy of SIP, which does not make for a stateless system. Applications would be forced “to resort to trial-and-error and/or browser-specific code,” Microsoft says. Instead, its proposed system would dispense with the constraints imposed by “unnecessary state machines and complex SDP and provides simple, transparent objects.”The WebRTC standard, meanwhile, has gathered some fans if not Microsoft, namely support of Mozilla, Opera, Ericsson, Cisco, and other companies. According to reports, Firefox, Opera and Chrome have implemented WebRTC on some level for plugin-free VoIP and webcam chats.Microsoft wants to reduce some requirements that it sees holding the technology back. Microsoft takes issue with what is an overly prescriptive standard, asking too much of the network transport logic to be implemented by the browser. What is more, according to the critics at Microsoft, Web developers do not have enough wiggle room if they are looking to customize how their real-time communication services respond to changes in network quality. According to Microsoft’s blog posting on Monday, signed by key names at Skype as well as Microsoft, “A successful standard cannot be tied to individual codecs, data formats or scenarios. They may soon be supplanted by newer versions, which would make such a tightly coupled standard obsolete just as quickly. The right approach is instead to support multiple media formats and to bring the bulk of the logic to the application layer, enabling developers to innovate.”Microsoft makes its case that its proposal empowers developers to create applications that can take advantage of the benefits offered by real-time media in a clear, straightforward way. Since Microsoft now has Skype under its wing, inevitable observations are that its move to offer a standard proposal of its own suggests some sort of business motive against competition. Those who have examined the proposal, however, conclude that the suggestions are useful and of benefit for a final outcome. The changes are more about making technical improvements than staging a political maneuver, commented one site; another report said it found the Microsoft proposals well-reasoned. © 2012 Explore further ( — Microsoft is telling the W3C WebRTC working group that it has a better idea than the WebRTC standard which is still in progress and under revision. The goal has been to come up with a Web standard that will enable real-time audio and video conferencing on the Web without requiring any plugins. Now, though, Microsoft has submitted its own proposal for real-time communication to the WebRTC working group. The WebRTC specification is undergoing revision through this W3C WebRTC working group. Citation: Microsoft wants to send WebRTC standard to rehab (2012, August 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much Early Studies Suggest

first_imgThe warnings, which alert individuals to disturbing material, have been talked about, used and promoted on college campuses and elsewhere for more than a decade, but little was known about how well they work. Now, a pair of recent studies suggest that they may have little effect at all. For years, trigger warnings have been the subject of impassioned academic debate: Do they protect people from distress or encourage fragility? “Although people were distressed by the negative materials we showed them, they were no more or less distressed if they’d seen a trigger warning first,” said Mevagh Sanson of the University of Waikato in New Zealand, the lead author of one of the studies, published this month in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Read the whole story: The New York Timeslast_img read more

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Drug peddling case US DEA agents interrogate Chinese nationals

first_imgKolkata: A team comprising officers from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), US Department of Justice, on Tuesday interrogated the five Chinese nationals, who were arrested from Kolkata Railway Station a few days ago, on charges of their involvement in a drug peddling racket.Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had arrested all five of them on June 30 and initiated a probe in this connection.Three officers of the DEA including one Indian went to Bhawani Bhavan, the CID headquarters, and interrogated the five arrested persons, who are in the custody of the CID till July 13. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSources said the interrogation continued for around four long hours and the investigating officers from theUS questioned the arrested persons to know different aspects of their drugsmuggling racket. As there was a language barrier, an interpreter was there to help in smoothinterrogation.It is learnt that officers of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) also interrogated all five of them and the agency may have taken them in their custody to get more information from them. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPSources said the arrested Chinese nationals were asked to reveal the modus operandi they had taken up to successfully carry on with the smuggling of drugs that include methamphetamine andamphetamine. As all five of them are from Guandong province of China, the investigating officers are trying to unearth how far they had managed to spread the tentacles of their racket.It was on July 4, when a team comprising senior officers of the CID had unearthed a factory run by the Chinese to produce narcotic substances at Naoda in Murshidabad.The investigating officers of CID had come to know about the factory at Naoda after arresting the Chinese nations – Wang Zio Dong, Zeu Gong Hue, Chang Heu, Lee Chand and Lue Bouk Seoung. Around 197 kg drug was recovered from them and according to a police officer, it was worth Rs 39 crore.The investigating officers also came to know from locals that the arrested people used to run a factory on a 15-bigha land saying that they produce charcoal from jute stick. But it was closed down a few months ago.The CID officers had found some bags in the factory that was suspected to be used for packing drugs.last_img read more

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Tripartite talks fail Joint Forum calls for 3day bandh of all tea

first_imgDarjeeling: With the tripartite talks failing in Uttar Kanya, the Joint Forum of Tea Trade Unions have called for a three-day bandh of all tea estates in Terai and Dooars in the plains and stopping of tea dispatch in all the tea gardens of the Hills. They also started a sit-in demonstration inside the Uttar Kanya compound in the Jalpaiguridistrict, which was lifted after assurance from the assistant labour commissioner that the meeting would continue on Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIncidentally, the tea trade unions have been demanding the implementation of minimum wages in the tea gardens. A minimum wage advisory committee was also constituted by the government in 2015. Several meetings have been held since then to resolve the issue.Tripartite talks between the state government, management and tea trade unions was held in Uttar Kanya, the mini secretariat in Jalpaiguri on Monday.”From the government’s side, we proposed a minimum wage amount of Rs 172. As per the demand of the trade unions, we had reviewed and increased the food basket and clothing component as the earlier rates were of 2014. There has been a 56% increase of these components, resulting in the increase from Rs 158 to Rs 172,” stated Jawaid Akhtar, labour commissioner, who is the member secretary of the minimum wage advisory committee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe labour commissioner stated that a group of trade unions have put forward fresh proposals like decreasing the amount of rice grains being given and instead add the cost of fruits in the food basket.”They have proposed a new rate. We have to review this rate, discuss it with the government and then continue talks. Another round of talks will be held on August 20 in Kolkata, where other components like medical and housing will be discussed. Some trade unions were satisfied with this and have confirmed their participation for the August 20 talks,” added the labour commissioner. He, however, did not want to disclose the rate put forward by the Union. The Joint Forum has proposed an amount of Rs 239. The Joint Forum had sat on a dharna immediately after the meeting ended at around 3:40 pm, demanding that the meeting continues.”All tea gardens in the plains will be closed for the next three days. Tea dispatch will be stopped in the Hills. The dharna in Uttar Kanya will continue and tea garden workers from the Hills and the plains in masses will march to Uttar Kanya to join the dharna from Tuesday,” stated Zia Ur Alam, convenor of the Joint Forum, a conglomeration of 26 tea trade unions.last_img read more

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Health condition of veteran singer Dwijen Mukhopadhyay shows signs of improvement

first_imgKolkata: The health condition of singer Dwijen Mukhopadhyay, who was admitted to SSKM Hospital on Saturday following some respiratory distress, has improved. He has, however, been kept under observation at a cabin of Woodburn block.The doctors at the hospital were concerned over the health condition of the veteran singer.According to hospital sources, the patient had responded to medicines as showed significant improve in his health condition in the Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifepast two days.Mukhopadhyay was brought to the hospital on Saturday afternoon after he had complained of respiratory distress and fever. As a result of this, his family members decided to take him to hospital on Saturday.After his treatment was started, the doctors found that he had been suffering from pneumonia. According to hospital sources, the patient has various age related ailments including high blood pressure, blood sugar, osteoarthritis. The veteran singer has been a chronic patient of COPD.It may be mentioned that Mukhopadhyay was earlier admitted to SSKM Hospital a month ago with same ailments and was later released from the hospital after a few days.According to a senior official of SSKM Hospital, the patient’s condition is stable but he will be kept under observation.last_img read more

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Chetla Alapi Clubs Durga Puja to represent Patuli floating market

first_imgKolkata: Kolkatans who have not been able to visit the floating market at Patuli as yet will get a chance to witness the same during Durga Puja.Thanks to Chetla Alapi Club in South Kolkata which seeks to represent the floating market at Patuli at Chetla through its theme — ‘Jale Bazaar’ (Market on Water).”The state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has undertaken several schemes for all round development of people in the state. Every year, we try to highlight the development projects of our government through various Durga Puja themes. This is an effort on our part to enliven the floating market which has already emerged as a major tourist attraction,” said Anirban Chatterjee, secretary and theme maker of Chetla Alapi Club. The pandal will de decked up with models of eight small boats which will give the impression of seller-customer dealing in the market. “Space crunch is a barrier for us but we have been working hard for the last three months to make it look as real as possible. We are hopeful people will appreciate our endeavour,” a member of the Chetla Alapi Club said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe idol of Devi Durga along with Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartick and Ganesh will be seated on a model of boat, giving impression that the goddess is coming riding a boat to make the world free from demonic forces.It may be mentioned that the floating market at Patuli was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from a government programme in the city following which state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim visited the market.The floating market, the first of its kind in the country, has 228 sellers sitting on 114 boats selling everything ranging from fish, chicken, mutton eggs, vegetables, fruits to flowers, grocery and other miscellaneous items. Wooden walkways supported by wooden beams have been constructed for shoppers and shopkeepers to approach the boats. A shopper stands on the walkway and collect items from the boats.last_img read more

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Reports on starvation deaths in Bengal are fabricated Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Days after news of alleged starvation deaths in West Bengal appeared in a section of the media, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday refuted the reports as “fabricated”, saying the deaths either resulted from “age-related ailments” or “excessive liquor consumption”. Last week, media reports had suggested that seven people of Sabar community, in Jungle Mahal area of Jhargram district, died due to starvation. In her address to the Assembly, Banerjee said the state government provides foodgrain to “every poor person” in the state. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “The reports that people from Sabar community have died due to starvation is absolutely false and fabricated. No one has died in Bengal due to starvation. We provide free rice and wheat to each and every poor person in this state – from the hills in the north to Jungle Mahal in the south,” she stated. Sabar community is an ethnic tribe, mainly found in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. “People have died in Jungle Mahal due to excessive consumption of liquor or age-related ailments. While two people have died of illness and old age, others have died due to liver problems caused by excessive consumption of liquor,” she asserted. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Listing the development projects taken up for the welfare of tribal communities, the CM said the state has always been sensitive to the needs of the poor. Meanwhile, the legislators of opposition CPI(M) and the Congress staged a walkout from the assembly as their demand for a detailed discussion on alleged Sabar community deaths was rejected, following the chief minister’s unilateral statement on the issue. “The state government is afraid to hold a discussion, adhering to assembly rules, as it will unveil many secrets, giving us an opportunity to question the government. That is why the CM unilaterally gave a statement,” Leader of opposition Abdul Mannan said.last_img read more

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Govt committed to welfare of residents says Mamata

first_imgKolkata: The state government is committed to the welfare of its people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted Wednesday.The Chief Minister, on the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day, said all government-run hospitals and health centres provide treatment for free to those in need. “Today is Universal Health Coverage Day. In #Bangla, healthcare is free at govt hospitals and health centres. We have also set up fair-price medicine shops and diagnostic centres, ICCUs, HDUs, CCUs, mother & child hubs and more. We are committed to the welfare of all,” she tweeted. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, observed every year on December 12, marks the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable and quality healthcare to every person.last_img read more

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Madame Tussauds all set to dazzle Delhi

first_imgIndia prepares for the world’s largest and most renowned entertainment operators – Merlin Entertainments, to open their doors to the most aspiring and awe-inspiring attractions on this planet. Madame Tussauds, the legendary wax attraction entertainment hotspot is soon to launch in New Delhi and will be the latest tourist and locals’ experiential zone. The dazzling entertainment zone, uniquely planned for visitors to interact with their favourite stars and figures of inspiration is set to launch in early summer of 2017. Located in the heart of Delhi – Connaught Place at Regal Cinema, the team is thrilled about the exhilarating experience they are about to embark on. Merlin Entertainments is committed to bringing lifetime experiences, which influence people, and Madame Tussauds is a testimony to their global reach. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis is the 23rd edition of Madame Tussauds, and the Merlin Entertainment team is gearing for a red carpet welcome. The first ever Madame Tussauds is all set to spellbind the Indian audiences by showcasing a wide array of influential icons from across the globe, who have thrived to inspire us through their stunning performances on the reel and real life while making a great contribution towards shaping the world. India, known for her diverse entertainment industry, heritage, and glittering Bollywood star-studded figures will become an “iconic attraction.” The wax attraction will exhibit over 50 figures from diverse leagues such as history, sport, music, film, and TV. Each wax figure is created with the expertise of over 20 international and local artists working at a time to ensure an authentic visitor experience. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMr. Anshul Jain, General Manager, and Director, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt Ltd said, “We are more than delighted to inform you that we are in the final phase of launching Madame Tussauds in Delhi. The Wax Attraction will provide an immersive and exhilarating experience of the glittering world of renowned celebrities and personalities, from Prime Minister  Narendra Modi, God of Cricket Mr Sachin Tendulkar to glamourous divas like Kim Kardashian for the Indian audience. We will also have a broader focus on Indian celebrities, I am sure that all the locals and tourists will cherish meeting their idols who have influenced their lives in different ways.”Madame Tussauds, Delhi will be an attraction that truly represents the fascinating world of politics, glamour, sport, and music, through planned themes and interactive platforms. Visitors can interact with the life-like figures of the celebrities fulfilling their dreams of being up close and personal with their favourite icons.last_img read more

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Fresh tension breaks out at NRS after dog bites 5yearold girl

first_imgKolkata: At a time when the controversy around the death of 16 puppies on NRS campus is yet to die down, fresh tension has gripped the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after a 5-year-old girl was bitten by a dog at the hospital premises.The victim, Rani Mullick, resides in a shanty situated near the administrative building of NRS Medical College and Hospital. Her grandmother works as a contractual labour in the hospital. The family members of the victim said Rani was walking inside the hospital with a packet of potato chips in her hands when a dog came and bit her waist. Some family members of the patients came to her rescue and drove away the dog. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe victim girl received deep injuries around her waist. She was taken to the emergency ward of the hospital and released after primary treatment. The family members alleged that people were bitten by dogs on previous occasions. It may be mentioned that a few days ago the hospital authorities had written to the Rogi Kalyan Samiti Chairman of the hospital seeking suggestions on how to handle issues related to cats and dogs inside the campus. Some nursing students and nursing staff members had staged many protest demonstrations demanding proper sterilisation and vaccination of dogs inside the hospital campus. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has already decided to conduct sterilisation and vaccination of dogs at NRS later this month. The hospital authorities have responded to the letter issued by the KMC in this regard and gave a ‘go ahead’ to the civic body. The recent incident of the killing of 16 puppies by two nursing students inside the hospital campus sparked major outrage. Meanwhile, the two accused nursing students have joined their classes after they were granted bail by a city court.last_img read more

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KMC plans to set up residential school for boys

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation is planning to set up a residential school for boys which will be the first of its kind in the city. This school will come up at Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Sarani in Bhowanipore area in south Kolkata.The school will have facility to lodge students for a duration of 12 hours from 6.30 am to 6.30 in the evening. There will be facilities for their bath, breakfast lunch as well as tiffin in the evening, before they return home. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”There are a number of students in schools run by us whose parents leave for work early in the morning and return in the evening. After they leave these kids skip school and roam here and there. The parents will drop these kids in the school and we will take care of them through out the day. They will receive education as well as food and other facilities ,” said a senior official of the Education department of the civic body. The KMC will recruit non teaching staffs to take care of the kids after their school hours. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThere are two schools located at Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Sarani in Bhowanipore among which one school is entirely for boys. “KMC’s plan is to upgrade the boys school to residential facilities having a capacity to lodge 100 students,” the official added. A similar school with residential facilities for girls is being set up at Kashiswari Chatterjee Lane in ward 1 of the civic body. Work for the school has already started. KMC maintains a total of 257 primary schools in the city and the student strength is over 25,000. Most of the students studying in KMC schools hail from poor financial background. It may be mentioned that the infrastructure of KMC schools have witnessed a sea change, since it was taken over by the Trinamool Congress board in 2010. The Education department has introduced Hindi medium, Urdu Medium and English medium schools catering to the demand of the people in different localities in the city.last_img read more

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Agency flouts KMC tariff charges Rs 20 as parking fee

first_imgKolkata: A parking fee collecting agency is illegally charging Rs 20 per hour from car owners on Jawaharlal Nehru Road flouting the tariff of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.The KMC’s tariff is Rs 10 per hour. South End Fee Car Parking Cooperative Society is collecting Rs 20 per hour illegally from car owners. The agency has gone a step further and printed receipts which they are giving to the owners. This has helped the agency to collect lakhs of rupees per month. As the agency is giving a printed receipt most of the car owners do not raise any question and give the money. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSenior KMC officials when contacted said this is illegal and assured that they will look into the matter. Santanu Samanta, a businessman had taken his wife to a private diagnostic centre on June 11. He parked his car near the Haldiram shop on Jawaharlal Nehru Road. He parked his vehicle at 9.54 am and came back at 12.07 pm. The man collecting the car parking asked him to pay Rs 60 (Rs 20 per hour for three hours) and gave him a receipt. When Samanta said that why was he charging more money, the person said recently the parking fee has been hiked all over the city. “As they gave me receipt I thought that the KMC must have hiked the parking fees. But there was an uncanny feeling that the collector was not telling me the truth,” said Samanta. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe immediately contacted Tapas Chowdhury, special municipal commissioner who said that no decision to hike the parking fee has been taken by KMC and what the agency has done is illegal. It was learnt that the civic authorities had proposed to hike the parking fee to Rs 20 per hour instead of Rs 10 per hour. But the matter has not yet been implemented. When contacted, the South End Fee car parking Cooperative Society said they had hiked the fee as the KMC officials had told them earlier that they would hike the parking fee.last_img read more

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Grass pollen can help predict asthma hay fever

first_imgThe presence of different strains of grass pollen in the atmosphere can help predict when hay fever and asthma could strike, researchers have found. A team led by the University of Queensland (UQ) researchers, tracked grass pollen for seasonal variations and found it was released into the atmosphere later in areas further from the equator. “Using this method, we may be able to better predict when allergenic pollen is present and allow people affected by asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and rhinitis to more effectively manage their condition,” said Nicholas Osborne, Associate Professor at UQ’s School of Public Health. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”(And) with the advent of personalised medicine, more and more people are becoming aware of which allergen is responsible for their allergy,” Osborne said. He said the research would help allergy sufferers prepare for the hay fever season and doctors to prescribe more personalised treatments. “People who fail to manage their asthma are at greater risk of asthma attack and being forced to visit hospital emergency departments,” Osborne said. “Having a more accurate forecast of when a patient is at risk will allow people to better manage their disease.” Scientists hope to expand on research to create a unique profile of each grass pollen species to determine the most harmful strains. “Eventually – possibly within three to four years – we hope this will allow us to produce a better forecast of when and where exposure to pollen occurs,” Osborne further added.last_img read more

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VIDEO Airline passenger fights pilot in main terminal after flight

first_imgOn the heels of the now infamous viral video of United Airlines employees and police dragging a man off a flight, it looks like the passengers are seeking their revenge.After arriving at Kansas City International Airport, a passenger on an American Airlines flight tracked down a pilot from his flight in the terminal and was looking to throw down.Maybe it was a bad landing? Missed connection?Surveillance cameras captured the passenger, 49-year-old Edward Foster, shoving the pilot, who did not retaliate and was able to escape to a waiting vehicle. Advertisement The passenger was arrested for intentional infliction of bodily injury, and is an idiot.Whatever you do, when you’re traveling, don’t be this jerk:last_img read more

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VIDEO 15yearold girl finishes coasttocoast break with an emphatic throwdown

first_imgMale and female athletes have evolved to a freakish level over the last thirty years. Some of the NBA players from the 70’s looked like roadies for the Bee Gees, now they’re finely tuned human Ferraris.15-year-old Laeticia Amihere is proof that the next generation of female hoopers are evolving from barely dunking to emphatically throwing down with regularity.In a recent game, he 6’3” baller from Ontario, Canada, shot the passing lane for a steal and finsished the coast-to-coast break with a gliding one-handed throwdown.Wow. This looks effortless, and she’s 15! My money is on her as the first woman to dunk from the free throw line.Steal and the SLAM!! ??Laeticia (@_Theblackqueen_) goes coast to coast and tears the rim down!! ??#teamO #teamO #teamO— Ontario Basketball (@OBANews) April 30, 2017last_img read more

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VIDEO Gordon Hayward announced he was leaving Utah for eSports in 2011

first_imgFollowing an afternoon of conflicting reports and confusion regarding his free agency decision, Gordon Hayward opted to announce his move to the Boston Celtics with the now customary article in the Player’s Tribune.Even though Hayward passed on a ‘Decision’ style announcement in favor of the article, it turns out the video game enthusiast previously parodied the famous LeBron James announcement for an eSports promotion back in 2011.In the video, he announces he’s leaving Utah to join an eSports league, and laments how hard it will be to leave.It’s not particularly well done, and Hayward looks like a bat boy for the Red Sox, but considering the hype surrounding his free agency, it’s a funny to hear him say he’s leaving he’s leaving Utah.  Life imitates art.Back in 2011, Gordon Hayward parodied LeBron’s “Decision” when he joined a professional eSports league. Seems like a good time re-post…— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 4, 2017last_img read more

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VIDEO Kyrie trolls LeBron by singing Im Coming Home on flight back

first_imgKyrie Irving decided to take the powderkeg of his beef with LeBron James to social media, and lit a match. On the flight home from his basketball tour in China, Irving posted a Snapchat video of him singing a couple lines from ‘I’m Coming Home,’ the theme song from the Nike ad campaign when LeBron returned to Cleveland from Miami.Just when you thought this high school drama couldn’t get any more petty, Irving takes to it here. The Cavs should just keep these two together for the year and make a reality show. Damn.Kyrie Irving sings “I’m Coming Home” mocking LeBron James on flight back from Asia.— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) July 26, 2017last_img read more

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Sixers Process isnt ready for a playoff run

first_imgSixers’ ‘Process’ isn’t ready for a playoff runColin paid up on his bet to wear a Sixers jersey on the air today after Philly won their 40th game of the season. Even Colin has to admit he’s impressed with their young core of talent, he still thinks they aren’t ready to win in the playoffs because they’re a bad three-point shooting team and lead the league in the turnovers.‘The Process’ has had a good year, but LeBron still owns the Eastern Conference. Rams are going all-in while Jared Goff is still cheapThe Rams were the most improved team last season and are going all-in acquiring players this offseason. Colin agrees with the Rams aggressive approach because they still have Jared Goff playing under his cheap with his rookie contract.The Seahawks and Eagles built Super Bowl winners with the same strategy of loading up on pricey talent when they realized they hit on Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz. It’s a copycat league and the Rams are smartly following the blueprint. Also:– Colin’s Mock Draft 5.0– D’Antoni’s Rockets won’t win it all like the SunsGuests:Chris Mannix – NBA Writer at The Vertical joins the show to talk Toronto’s loss in Cleveland; why LeBron has fallen off on defense; and if there’s long term concern in Boston over Kyrie Irving’s knee.Rod Woodson – NFL Hall of Famer is in-studio discussing the craziest locker rooms during his career; and how far Dez Bryant’s game has fallen.Anthony Herron – Fox Sports College Football Analyst joins the show to compare Rosen/Darnold; and why Ezekiel Elliott/Saquon Barkley comparisons are off base.last_img read more

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VIDEO Advanced Russian robot used to show tech superiority exposed as man

first_imgThe robot was intended to show Russian tech superiority, but it turns out it was so incredibly human-like because it was, well, a human. It was discovered that the “robot” was identical to an expensive robot costume sold by a company called Show Robots. The costume is designed to be used at parties, not for leverage in the renewed Cold War. Add this little gem to Putin’s greatest hits highlight reel. Come on down to Silicon Valley Vlad, we’ll show you what the real stuff looks like.Watch this to see how Boris was uncovered as a sham. Advertisement The U.S. and Russia have been competing for technological superiority since the Cold War, and it appears the rooskies have been reduced to taking some some shortcuts to keep up.In a recent Russian youth robotics forum, held to encourage younger kids to get involved in robotics engineering, a seemingly advanced robot named ‘Boris’ was brought onto the stage and touted as a legitimately advanced A.I. creation, but after some people started doing some digging, it was all exposed as fake news.Here’s footage of Boris crushing the tech conference with his “life-like” abilities, and his follow-up appearance on a Russian news program where they were still pushing the lie:last_img read more

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