Monthly Archives: July 2017

Injuries: Colts’ Malik Hooker starts camp on PUP list

By Patra, Kevin The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that first-round draft pick Malik Hooker will open training camp on the PUP list. Hooker injured his hamstring during Monday's conditioning test. ...read more

Source: The NFL.com

Category: Indianapolis Colts, Kevin Bowen, Clayton Geathers, Malik Hooker, Andrew Luck, Cyrus Kouandjio, Teez Tabor, Sam Martin, Koa Misi, Dannell Ellerbe, Charles Johnson

    

Injuries: Colts’ Malik Hooker starts camp on PUP list

By Patra, Kevin The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that first-round draft pick Malik Hooker will open training camp on the PUP list. Hooker injured his hamstring during Monday's conditioning test. ...read more

Source: The NFL.com

Category: Indianapolis Colts, Kevin Bowen, Clayton Geathers, Malik Hooker, Andrew Luck, Cyrus Kouandjio, Teez Tabor, Sam Martin, Koa Misi, Dannell Ellerbe, Charles Johnson

    

Mario Draghi of European Central Bank Faces a Monetary-Policy Tightrope

By JACK EWING Mr. Draghi will have a difficult job at a news conference on Thursday: to gently prepare markets for the day the central bank will begin withdrawing stimulus. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Quantitative Easing, Interest Rates, Banking and Financial Institutions, Credit and Debt, Government Bonds, Infrastructure (Public Works), Factories and Manufacturing, Italy, European Central Bank, Draghi, Mario

    

Whole Foods Investor Cashes Out After Merger Demands Were Fulfilled

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED The hedge fund Jana Partners, which sought changes at the grocery chain before its $13.4 billion deal with Amazon, has sold its 8.2 percent stake in Whole Foods. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Whole Foods Market Inc, Jana Partners LLC, Hedge Funds, Supermarkets and Grocery Stores, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

    

Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions

Researchers have performed the first ever quantum-mechanical simulation of the benchmark ultracold chemical reaction between potassium-rubidium (KRb) and a potassium atom, opening the door to new controlled chemistry experiments and quantum control of chemical reactions that could spark advances in quantum computing and sensing technologies. The research by a multi-institutional ...read more

Source: phy.org

Category: General Physics

    

Iran's latest culture battle: Should women in cars keep their heads covered?

By Ramin Mostaghim, Shashank Bengali Reihane Taravati, an outspoken social media activist, was riding in a taxi the other day when she received a stern reprimand from the driver. Unbeknownst to Taravati, 26, her headscarf — which Iranian women are required to wear as a show of modesty — had slipped down the back of ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Cleaning up CO2 emissions could be worth millions

(Phys.org)—When most people hear the term "CO2 emissions," they probably think of several negative things: greenhouse gas, pollutant, climate change, political discord, economic burden. But a team of researchers led by Stuart Licht, a chemistry professor at George Washington University, has a vision for transforming CO2 emissions from a pollutant ...read more

Source: phy.org

Category: Materials Science

    

Astronomers discover Earth-sized exoplanet with very short orbital period

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has detected a new Earth-sized exoplanet in an ultra-short period around its parent star. The alien world, designated EPIC 228813918 b, circles its host every four hours and 20 minutes, which makes it the second-shortest orbital period of a planet known to date. The finding ...read more

Source: phy.org

Category: Astronomy

    

Study suggests climate change may kill off the aardvark in some areas

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa has found evidence that suggests the aardvark may face a large decrease in population as the planet heats up due to global warming. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes how they ...read more

Source: phy.org

Category: Plants & Animals

    

Using deep learning to get computers to recognize beautiful places

(TechXplore)—A trio of researchers with the University of Warwick in the U.K. has used a deep learning algorithm to help a computer system better understand what constitutes a beautiful place. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes how they trained their system, how ...read more

Source: Tech Xplore

Category: Computer Sciences

    

These Brazilian politicians, full of hot air and for sale, are really just balloons

By Jill Langlois When “Pixuleco” made his first public appearance at a Brasilia protest in August 2015, he became an instant star. The 42-foot, 660-pound inflatable version of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, complete with a black-and-white striped prison jumpsuit, drew not only stares, but... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Nonfiction: Two Testimonials Shed Light on Syrian Life and Death

By ELIZA GRISWOLD Alia Malek's “The Home That Was Our Country” and Wendy Pearlman's “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled” channel voices from Syria's war zone. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Books and Literature, Malek, Alia, The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria (Book), Pearlman, Wendy, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices From Syria (Book)

    

Nonfiction: The Birth of the Modern Middle East

By JASON GOODWIN In “The Islamic Enlightenment,” Christopher de Ballaigue reveals the Middle Eastern political and intellectual figures who grappled with modernity after Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Books and Literature, de Bellaigue, Christopher, The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason: 1798 to Modern Times (Book)

    

Welcome to the City of Violins

Cremona, Italy, is a city with a very special (and very musical) history. It's a city of master craftsmen who specialize in one thing—violins. Since the mid-16th century, Cremona has lived and breathed violins. The northern Italian city is credited as the birthplace of the string instrument and remains home ...read more

Source: CNN Video

    

John Grisham

By The Barnes and Noble Review Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we're talking about.
John Grisham's new ...read more

Source: Barnes And Noble

Category: B&N Podcast, Podcast, B&N PODCAST, FICTION, INTERVIEW

    

J. Courtney Sullivan

By The Barnes and Noble Review Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we're talking about.
Leo Tolstoy famously ...read more

Source: Barnes And Noble

Category: B&N Podcast, Podcast, B&N PODCAST

    

Isolating and Quantifying the Impact of Domain Purity on the Performance of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

By Wenchao Huang Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE01387F, PaperWenchao Huang, Eliot Gann, Naresh Chandrasekaran, Lars Thomsen, Shyamal K. K. Prasad, Justin Hodgkiss, Dinesh Kabra, Yi-Bing Cheng, Christopher R. McNeillIn solution-processed organic bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells, the purity of the phase-separated domains is known to play an important role in determining ...read more

Source: RSC

    

Artificial Intelligence Experts Respond to Elon Musk's Dire Warning for U.S. Governors

If you hadn't heard, Elon Musk is worried about the machines.

Though that may seem a quixotic stance for the head of multiple tech companies to take, it seems that his proximity to the bleeding edge of technological development has given him the heebie-jeebies when it comes to artificial intelligence. He's ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

After Trump reluctantly certifies Iran is obeying nuclear deal, he slaps it with new sanctions

By Tracy Wilkinson, Brian Bennett A day after certifying that Iran is obeying international restrictions on its nuclear program, the Trump administration went in the opposite direction Tuesday and slapped new sanctions on Tehran for unrelated alleged transgressions. The Treasury Department blacklisted 18 people and entities for... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Adorable, Miniature Drone Joins the International Space Station Crew

An adorable documentarian has joined the International Space Station crew.

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) recently shipped its spherical camera drone to the ISS—thank you, SpaceX—to serve as another set of eyes and ears for ground control. It's called the JEM Internal Ball Camera, but everyone's referring to the little ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

Another victim of Venezuela's unrest: Caracas' once-renowned zoo

By Mery Mogollon, Chris Kraul Nothing illustrates the miserable state of the Caricuao zoo more than the dozen vultures circling above the pen of Ruperta, a 46-year-old African elephant who was once the animal park's star attraction. Ruperta looks weak and emaciated — even bony along the spine and at her hips. In some parts... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting of Hematite Multilayer Nanowires Photoanode with Tuning Surface State via Bottom-up Interfacial Engineering

By Pengyi Tang Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE01475A, PaperPengyi Tang, HaiBing Xie, Carles Ros, LiJuan Han, Marti Biset-Peiro, Yongmin He, Wesley Kramer, Alejandro Perez-Rodriguez, Edgardo Saucedo, Jose Galan-Mascaros, Teresa Andreu, Joan R. Morante, Jordi ArbiolThe optimization of multiple interfaces in hematite ([small alpha]-Fe2O3) based composites for photoelectrochemical water splitting to facilitate ...read more

Source: RSC

    

Sherman Alexie, suffering from depression, cancels his post-California book tour

By Michael Schaub Sherman Alexie, the author whose recent memoir "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" chronicles his stormy relationship with his late mother, is canceling much of his book tour, citing a struggle with depression. Alexie will make appearances this week in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Menlo Park... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

The role of iodide on the formation of lithium hydroxide in lithium-oxygen batteries

By Michal Tulodziecki Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE00954B, PaperMichal Tulodziecki, Graham Michael Leverick, Chibueze Vincent Amanchukwu, Yu Katayama, David Gator Kwabi, Fanny Barde, Paula T. Hammond, Yang Shao-HornLithium iodide has been studied extensively as a redox-mediator to reduce the charging overpotential of Li-oxygen (Li-O2) batteries. Ambiguities exist regarding the influence ...read more

Source: RSC