Uber doesn;t have immediate plans to put its autonomous vehicles on public roads in San Francisco, where it was previously testing. The company says it will notify key local, state and federal stakeholders before it returns to the city. "San Francisco is a great city to gather key learnings for self driving technology given its complex and ever changing environment. While we do not have an update as to exactly when we 'll resume autonomous testing, receiving our testing permit through the California DMV is a critical step towards that end in Uber ''s home city, " an Uber spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
Ethereum is trading within a whisker of the January 2020 peak. This follows an impressive bullish reversal from the pullback experienced last week. The downtrend from highs around $179 found support at $155 $157 (key support zone). High buying power at this zone coupled with an improved technical picture placed Ethereum price back in the trajectory targeting $200.At the time of writing, Ethereum is trading at $172.95 while testing an ascending channel resistance. The value of the crypto has grown 1.8% on Tuesday after opening the session at $169.94.
The test vehicle of the BMW i3 was displayed in a very interesting design. At first glance it may seem exaggerated modified, but the test vehicle, with its thin tires beneath its wide fenders, signals that the situation is different from what is seen. Taped cables to the left side of the door and to the fender and the front mounted sensor tell us that the Bavarian manufacturer is testing something new and that the displayed i3 is a kind of prototype.What BMW is trying to do with this vehicle is not known for now, and it seems we need more than imagery to learn. The source of the photos reports that the test vehicle is the work of BMW ''s suspension and tire development team. More specifically, i, BMW ''s electric car division, runs the i3 for future models.
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NEW DELHI : Three weeks ahead of assembly elections in the national capital, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday released the names of candidates for all 70 assembly constituencies. While the party retained 46 members of the legislative assembly (MLAs), the list has 24 new names, including three leaders who had contested the recent Lok Sabha elections from Delhi. The names were approved by the political affairs committee on Tuesday. The notification for the election was also issued by the poll body on Tuesday.Delhi chief minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal is contesting from his constituency, New Delhi, the seat he won in 2013 by defeating then chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will also continue to contest from Patparganj. The party has also retained all the cabinet ministers.
By 2023, BMW is planning to launch as many as 12 new fully electric models as part of its ambitious electrification strategy. These will include electric variants of existing models, including the iX3 SUV based on the BMW X3 and the BMW i4 based on the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Rumors have also suggested electric versions of the 5 Series and 7 Series are coming. And now it looks like BMW is preparing a fully electric version of the 3 Series to take on the Tesla Model 3.BMW hasn #39;t officially announced an electric 3 Series yet, but our spies have caught a camouflaged 3 Series wearing some "Electric Test Vehicle " stickers, suggesting that development of said vehicle is well underway.
Binance ''s crypto exchange for United States based users, Binance.US, has opened beta testing of its iOS application to all users.The exchange announced the news in a Dec. 30 tweet, revealing the successful private beta test and inviting all of its clients to participate in the iOS beta. The private beta testing phase began on Dec. 18, giving Binance.US the opportunity to address possible flaws and have them resolved before making the app available to a wider audience.
Sweden: Researchers have found a study that sperm is affected by diet and its results appear rapidly. The research also gave new insights into the sperm process which, in the long term, can continue to assess sperm values by modern testing methods.The study published in 'PLOS Biology' was found by researchers at Linkoping University who fed healthy young men a high sugar diet. Anita Ost, a senior lecturer in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University, and also the head of the study said: "We see that diet influences the motility of the sperm, and we can link the changes to specific molecules in them. Our study has revealed rapid effects that are noticeable after one to two weeks."
Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan faced slogans and placards for criticising demonstrators against the CAA NRCKerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan faced slogans and placards while inaugurating the Indian History Congress at Kannur University on Saturday, with delegates, including historian Irfan Habib, protesting his public support for the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
The osteophonic helmet marked the first step for this remarkable technology breakthrough, when French manufacturing company ELNO began testing the ability to amplify sound waves between soldiers, minimising the need to speak loudly. Soldiers activated the system simply pushing a button on their rifle and when they move their vocal cords, the waves are captured and sent to the other helmets. Then, the inner ears of the receiver interpret vibrations as perfectly audible words, even dozens of metres apart, they can communicate via discreet whispers.
Key point: For the time being, the MLRS still provides an effective rocket system for U.S. armored units. On February 24, 1991, the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began. Over the next four days, the soldiers of an international coalition, formed to eject the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein from the neighboring nation of Kuwait, carried out a whirlwind offensive that quickly overwhelmed their foe. During this time, tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers were taken prisoner. Many of them, arms thrust upward in a sign of surrender, said one thing when they were taken into custody: No more steel rain. For weeks before the ground attack, these men had been systematically pummeled by the entire range of weaponry available to their opponents B 52 bombing strikes, air attacks using tons of precision smart weapons, plus many more thousands of tons of traditional unguided bombs and rockets. Added to this was the close air support of fighter bomber aircraft and attack helicopters. Artillery barrages dropped down on them by the dozens and hundreds, adding yet another level to the pounding they received. The cries of no more steel rain applied to none of these, however. Instead, it was the nickname of a deadly new artillery weapon seeing its debut in combat: the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. Batteries of these weapons had been deployed to the Gulf with U.S. and British forces, who used them to blanket their target areas with hundreds of rockets releasing thousands of explosive submunitions, or bomblets, that devastated armored vehicles, trucks, equipment, and men. Volleys of rockets pounded the hapless Iraqi troops and paved the way for the sweeping infantry and armor assaults that followed. The MLRS proved itself alongside such other late Cold War weapons as the M1 Abrams tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and AH64 Apache helicopter. Like these weapons, the MLRS had its origins in the 1970s development programs of the post Vietnam era. The MLRS Concept Takes Shape During the late 1960s and early 1970s, America s involvement in the Vietnam War drew most of the focus away from the traditional enemies of the time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. As the United States gradually withdrew from the conflict in Asia, its attention once again returned to Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Army was not happy encountering the Russians new claws. The Soviets had taken advantage of America s distraction to build up its conventional forces to unprecedented levels. The Warsaw Pact now sat across the Iron Curtain with tens of thousands of new tanks, armored vehicles, cannons, and rocket artillery pieces. Artillery had always weighed heavily in Soviet planning, and they now had new, longer ranged cannons than most comparable American weapons. The disparity in rocket artillery was even more one sided. Soviet tactics used barrages of thousands of rockets fired from truck mounted multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) such as the BM 21. American artillery was only scantily supplied with rocket launchers, many of them left over from World War II. With some exceptions, U.S. planners heavily favored cannon artillery, primarily for its relative accuracy. Rockets at that time were considered area fire weapons; that is, they were fired en masse at an area of ground where the enemy was thought to be, rather than at a point target such as a bunker or trenchline. Existing rockets simply were not accurate enough for such pinpoint work, although they packed quite a punch and tended to have a terrifying psychological effect on the enemy. The Soviets were willing to saturate a target area with rockets, figuring that some, at least, would find their mark. For American artillerists, weaned on the concepts of accuracy and economy of expenditure in ammunition, large scale use of indiscriminate rockets simply was not palatable. A number of occurrences changed that mindset. In 1973, the Arab Israeli War broke out. Attrition rates in that conflict were far higher than expected, greater than any possible rate of replacement for lost armor and aircraft. One of the more effective Israeli tactics had been to hit enemy Surface to Air Missile (SAM) sites with MRLs. The American military establishment noted this. It also noted that in the event of war in Europe, NATO would have to fight outnumbered against a well equipped enemy in intense, destructive combat. After long debate, the U.S. Army finally wrote a requirement for a new rocket launcher in March 1974, calling it the GSRS, or General Support Rocket System. It would be used to engage enemy air defenses and for counterbattery fire, neutralizing opposing artillery. The new launcher would have long range and massive firepower, freeing the cannon units to provide close support to the infantry and armor. Several NATO allies, including the United Kingdom, France, and West Germany, were consulted and agreed to collaborate on the project. Since the Europeans already had looked at a similar system independently, their name was adopted, changing GSRS to MLRS. Design and Development Actual development began in September 1977, undertaken by the Boeing and Vought Aerospace companies, which beat out three other competitors for the contract. Development continued into the 1980s and eventually became the highest priority for the Field Artillery School, which considered it the Army s most spectacular new weapons system. After initial testing proved successful, the MLRS was adopted, with the first production models, designated M270, arriving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in August 1982. The first operational battery of M270s was formed in March 1983, and the new unit was sent to West Germany the following September. These batteries were composed of three platoons of three launchers each, a total of nine launchers per battery. By 1987, 25 such batteries were in service. The basic M270 was a self propelled armored vehicle that mated two main subcomponents: the Launcher Loader Module (LLM) containing the rocket pods and the hardware needed to load and unload them and the carrier vehicle, essentially an enlarged version of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle chassis. The vehicle was not quite 23 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, and 8.5 feet high. It weighed 52,990 pounds ready for combat. The three man crew sat in a cab above the engine compartment. This cab was armored to protect against small arms fire and artillery fragments. The engine was a Cummins 8 cylinder diesel developing 500 horsepower for a top speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 483 kilometers. Directly behind the cab was the LLM, which carried two pods of six rockets each, one next to the other. For firing, the LLM raised and rotated to point to the vehicle s side. It could fire single rockets or any number up to its full load of 12 within 60 seconds. The crew consisted of a crew chief, gunner, and driver. The crew chief commanded the vehicle, oversaw firing operations, and performed checks of the other two crewmen. The gunner operated a firing panel to aim and fire the rockets at selected targets. The M270 s computer calculated the data for the rocket s direction of fire, point of impact, and range; these calculations were based on information received digitally via radio or entered manually by the gunner. The driver operated the M270 and performed maintenance. The heart and purpose of the M270 were its munitions. The basic rocket was the M26, with a range of 32 kilometers. It carried 644 grenade sized submunitions. A single M270 could blanket a 600 square meter area with 7,728 bomblets, devastating to men, material, and light vehicles, with a limited effect on armored vehicles. One battery of MLRS firing a complete volley of 108 rockets had the equivalent firepower of 33 battalions of cannon artillery. These rockets were packaged in pods of six rounds each. Rockets were only part of the picture, however. The M270 also fired the M39 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, each launcher carrying two missiles in place of the normal 12 rockets. The ATACMS carried 950 bomblets and had a range of 165 kilometers, giving MLRS the ability to range deep in enemy territory, hitting command posts, logistics depots, air defenses, and assembly areas for advancing units. ATACMS started development in 1985 and was rushed into service for Desert Storm. The MLRS Doctrine The doctrine for the use of MLRS sought to take advantage of its mobility and firepower. To avoid the expected Soviet counterbattery fire, M270s would spread out individually and hide themselves until needed for a mission. The launcher would then move to a firing position, launch its rockets, and immediately move away, hopefully before the Soviets could calculate the launch point using radar and fire on it. The M270 crew would then proceed to a reloading point, load fresh rocket pods, and move to a completely new hiding position near a different firing point. This would prevent the enemy from destroying the valuable launchers as they poured volley after volley into the advancing Soviet armored hordes. Fortunately for all concerned, such combat never happened before the Cold War came to an end. Instead, the MLRS would be called upon in the deserts of the Middle East. When the Iraqi Army conquered Kuwait in 1990, hundreds of thousands of American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, first to defend against further Iraqi aggression and then to free Kuwait from its occupiers. They took with them 89 MLRS launchers. The baptism of fire for the M270 came on January 17, 1991. That day, Battery A of the 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery was traveling west on a highway called Tapline Road, en route to an assembly area. At 1620 hours, an order came to fire its ATACMS missiles at SAM sites that posed a danger to planned B 52 air strikes. Although it took several hours to coordinate clear airspace for the missile s trajectories, at 0042 on January 18, two missiles roared from their launchers, destroying both SAM sites. Battery A fired six more missiles that day targeting more of the Iraqi air defense network. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
On Friday, pending weather and everything else cooperates, ULA;s Atlas V rocket will carry the Boeing Starliner CST 100 crew capsule to the International Space Station (ISS). This launch will be essentially a full run through of the forthcoming Crew Flight Test (CFT), the first flight of the Boeing crewed spacecraft with actual astronauts on board.While this is one key component before that CFT mission takes place, it ''s not the only one remaining: Starliner must still undergo three remaining reliability tests for its parachute system, on top of the data gained about this crucial component of the overall launcher, before the spacecraft is certified for regular service transporting astronauts to and from the ISS in a non testing capacity.
A new Health Advisory was published by the Alert Network Network (HAN) with updated guidance regarding the usage of a new rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for detecting the Ebola virus in symptomatic patients.Published by the HAN on December 16, 2019, this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Advisory (#432) says healthcare providers caring for a patient with possible Ebola virus infection should first contact their local or state public health authorities before any testing is performed.
Twitter is fast and responsive. It has a number of different uses that has made it one of the most popular social media platforms around. It also got itself firmly into the spotlight recently, when it owned up to the fact that it had a ton of bots and fake accounts. This scared everyone who had ever paid money to build up a follower list, and it also scared everyone who had built up a follower list of thousands(or more) over a number of years.It s been a hell of a year for Twitter too
Male birth control testing in India was stopped after men''s testicles started exploding.On Dec. 3, 2019, Ihlayanews published an article positing that male birth control testing was stopped in India after men s testicles started exploding:
Kenyan police brutally battered LGBT refugees and lobbed teargas bombs in an attack that led to four in a coma today, activists on the ground have claimed.
H amp;M has decided to trial a new initiative in hopes that it will help reverse some of the environmental effects of fast fashion.After coming under criticism for its contribution to waste and pollution in the past, the retail giant is now testing a rental option.
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) India , Nov 29 (ANI): Firoz Khan, who was facing protests for being appointed as an assistant professor in the Sanskrit Department of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), will appear for an interview on Friday to teach at the varsity''s Ayurveda Department."It has been our demand that he (Khan) can be appointed in any department other than our department. We do not have any problem with it," Amit Kumar Dubey, student of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vedvigyan Sankay (SVDVS) Department told ANI. On November 24, the faculty members and the retired professors of the BHU had expressed their support for the students who are protesting against the appointment of Firoz as an assistant professor of Sanskrit at the Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyaan department (faculty of theology).The teachers of the University had penned down a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind in this regard.The agitated professors were demanding immediate annulment of the appointment of Khan from the department and have urged the President, who is also a visitor of BHU, to place Khan in any other Sanskrit teaching department of the University.The appointment of Khan in the department had triggered protests by the varsity''s students.The agitating students said that the protest is not against the appointment of a Muslim professor, but the appointment of a non Hindu in a subject closely connected with the religion. (ANI)