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The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future human missions, NASA scientists said Friday as they unveiled the vehicle.The rover has been constructed in a large, sterile room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, near Los Angeles, where its driving equipment was given its first successful test last week.
"Winning elections isn''t a good enough reason for highlighting differences between us. My naive view of the world tells me that creating opportunities through liberalisation and openness and togetherness could win more elections," Bhogle wrote in his Facebook post."This is a great time to be a benevolent government; to think of education, of infrastructure, of technology; to remove barriers, to embrace openness, to free this beautiful generation to take India beyond where we think it can be," he added in a lengthy post.
Mercedes Benz versus BMW. It s one of the age old corporate head to heads that has been barging about since God was a teenager, a happy little war that has been fought on racetracks and roads, development centres and code farms. And it still goes on: these days it s the M Division of BMW slugging it out with Mercedes own AMG for fast premium dominance. But the one face off that really got the fires burning happened way back in the late Eighties when BMW launched the first E30 M3 to take on the Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3 16. But given the benefit of hindsight and time which really was best?Words: Tom Ford Photography: Mark Riccioni
FERDINAND PI CH (1937 2019)His life was also the story of the car industry itself. As the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, he was automotive royalty. Still only 31, he commanded the development of the Porsche 917 in a manner that set the template for what would follow: an extraordinary vision, executed with ruthless commitment, with astonishing results. At Audi, he oversaw the quattro. Then to VW, in 1993, when the company was in a parlous state; you can thank Pi ch for the platform sharing strategy that transformed its fortunes. His personal passion project, the Bugatti Veyron, gave the automotive world its Concorde moment. His near despotic management style sowed the seeds for VW s darkest hour the Dieselgate scandal was surely the product of a culture wherein failure was not an option but his legacy remains intact. JAMIE CHADWICKChadwick s been on our radar since her emergence in the 2015 British GT Championship. But 2019 s W Series proved beyond doubt what a genuine force and, yes, role model she really is. The 21 year old dominated, racking up two wins and three podium finishes in six races. Although some observers including female ones argued that a women only racing championship reinforced the gender gap, we disagree. I believe there is a massive gender imbalance in motorsport that should be redressed, W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir told TG. In 2020, the W series expands to eight races, and it ll award FIA super license points. And as Chadwick notes, it s grabbed the attention of women s sport in general. I ve been on shortlists for awards that no one in motorsport would previously have got their name onto.
Findings from the new study were posted recently in Nature Medicine through an article titled Autism risk in offspring can be assessed through quantification of male sperm mosaicism. "Autism afflicts 1 in 59 children and we know that a significant portion is caused by these de novo DNA mutations, yet we are still blind to when and where these mutations will occur, " explained co senior study investigator Jonathan Sebat, PhD, professor and chief of the Beyster Center for Molecular Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Diseases at UC San Diego School of Medicine. "With our new study, we can trace some of these mutations back to the father, and we can directly assess the risk of these same mutations occurring again in future children. "
This year has been a landmark one for mobile gaming, with more battle royale games like Free Fire and Call of Duty: Mobile coming to the small screen right in your palm. Free Fire was the most downloaded game of 2019, according to mobile market data and analytics firm App Annie. The top downloaded games of 2019 included the hyper casual title Fun Race 3D, as well as Subway Surfers which has also become the most downloaded game of the decade."This was the year for online gaming as it saw an accelerated growth with large audience participation. The exponential rise in online gaming was all because of smartphone adoption since smartphone users reached an all time high of 3.3 billion worldwide," said John Dong, Director, Tenda, a leading provider of networking devices.
Featuring interviews from Tory Lanez, Cuban Doll, DJ Akademiks, Anuel AA, DJ Drama, and many more, the series will chronicle Tekashi;s unique life and rise to fame. It;s part of Snapchat;s new series Vs The World, which highlights the life of celebrities through exclusive footage and commentary.In a statement, Snapchat explained the premise of the series. "Each season of Snap s new franchise VS The World will explore the life and journey of some of the biggest names in hip hop, sports, and entertainment culture, with exclusive footage, commentary, and a totally original perspective, " the description reads. "In its inaugural season, this up to the minute docuseries traces the rise and fall of controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, from his earliest days growing up in Brooklyn, through his chart topping career and star studded collaborations, to his trouble with the FBI and eventual incarceration. "
Yep, ultracapacitors. NAWA says its carbon based ultracapacitors mean faster charging, better energy regeneration (up to 80%), more performance and range, a longer lasting battery, and less weight. The efficiency improvements made by a hybrid ultracapacitor battery system can reduce the size of the lithium ion battery by up to half, or extend the range by up to double, the company says.The Racer s fuel tank or where you d normally put the fuel, were this thing powered by internal combustion contains the NAWACap ultracapacitors, while the 9kWh lithium ion battery (half the size of a normal electric bike) is where you d expect to find the engine. The whole thing weighs 150kg, which is 100kg less than a Harley Davidson LiveWire (that s a proper production bike, though, not a flimsy concept).
Full screen 1 2 Read more on:ElectricRetro This Sixties inspired electric motorcycle is hiding some properly groundbreaking tech, or so says its maker. Set to be revealed at January s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NAWA Technologies Racer uses a hybrid battery, which mixes conventional lithium ion cells with ultracapacitors.Yep, ultracapacitors. NAWA says its carbon based ultracapacitors mean faster charging, better energy regeneration (up to 80 per cent), more performance and range, a longer lasting battery and less weight. The efficiency improvements made by a hybrid ultracapacitor battery system, it says, can reduce the size of the lithium ion battery by up to half, or extend the range by up to double.
Here is today s Foreign Policy brief: France braces for another round of pension reform protests, the global economy could be stabilizing, and China and Russia propose lifting some U.N. sanctions on North Korea.If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here.
Getting illegal guns off of the streets, and creating the tools and instruments to help law enforcement make that happen, is paramount to curbing gun violence. But this becomes particularly tricky when the guns are created at home.Anyone can assemble a home made gun, or ghost gun, using parts bought online. But it''s not just the accessibility of the parts that causes concern. Ghost guns cannot be traced. That''s because the makers do not serialize their guns, which is a key component for police to trace their origin. Without serial codes on guns, police departments struggle to find whoever originally handed off the gun to a criminal.
At a news conference in Harrisburg, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, standing with Gov. Tom Wolf, said he issued a legal opinion Monday to the State Police to clarify that 80% receivers should be considered firearms when it comes to enforcing state laws on illegal firearms possession. My office is taking the initial step of clarifying through my official, legal opinion that under Pennsylvania law, 80% receivers are firearms and can be treated, regulated, and enforced as such, Shapiro said during the news conference, held in the Governor s Reception Room at the state Capitol and live streamed online. The proliferation of these untraceable weapons strikes at the heart of our public safety, hindering law enforcement s ability to protect our communities. Today we take the first step in addressing this problem.
Columbus Grove dominated the upper weight classes and led area teams with a third place finish with 204 points. The Bulldogs had three champs and a third place finisher in the four heaviest weight classes.Plymouth won with 3301 2 points, while Wayne Trace was second with 2361 2. Arcadia (1561 2) was fourth, Elmwood (119) fifth, Van Buren (93) sixth and Cory Rawson (851 2) seventh.
I m Scott from Boston, the husband who just gave his wife the gift of Peloton.It was interesting to me, and somewhat baffling, to witness the sound and fury swirling around Peloton s Grace from Boston TV ad. What s less surprising is that the Twittersphere is full of experts on topics ranging from advertising to food to foreign policy.
YouTube has announced that it will finally update its harassment policies to better protect users from discrimination based on race, gender identity or sexual orientation, after months of criticism.
Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman who directed the original two installments, has helmed Ghostbusters Afterlife. The film stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd.Two children (Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace) and their single mother (Carrie Coon) have to relocate to their grandfather ''s house in "the middle of nowhere " due to financial difficulties.
Imagine shouting "Miss Vanjieeeeee " across the park on a Sunday morning, and having a small, fluffy bundle of joy come running at you.