• Meet Curly, the Curling Robot That Beats the Pros

    No two ice sheets have ever been laid down the exact same way, both because of this random bumpiness, and because of the quality of the water used, which can affect the way the liquid hardens into a surface. Accordingly, human curlers are allowed to take practice throws before a match to get a feel for the ice. All that imperfection only grows more chaotic as the game goes on, as the friction from the stones modifies the ice.

    What does this mean for an ice-going, stone-throwing robot? Well, if a human or Curly were to somehow throw two stones the exact same way, the stones still wouldn’t take the exact same path. “Stone throwing for humans or for robots is imperfect, and it’s imperfect for various reasons,” says Müller. “One reason is that it’s impossible to judge the ice quality.”

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    The equations in the researchers’ curling

  • Zoom cancels talk by Palestinian hijacker Leila Khaled at San Francisco State University

    Zoom has canceled a webinar due to be held at San Francisco State University (SFSU) this Wednesday featuring Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who took part in two plane hijackings in 1969 and 1970. YouTube and Facebook also intervened to stop the talk, according to reports.

    The webinar was cancelled after pressure from Israeli and Jewish lobby groups including the Lawfare Project. They noted that the US government has designated the PFLP a terrorist organization, and claimed that by hosting Khaled on its service, Zoom was exposing itself to criminal liability for providing “material support or resources” to a terrorist group.

    A 2001 profile of Khaled from The Guardian described her as “the international pin-up of armed struggle” following her involvement in the two hijackings. “Khaled is from a very different

  • ‘That could have been me’: ESPN reporter gives emotional speech about Breonna Taylor’s killing

    “I have prided myself in being able to be objective and cover these sorts of issues,” said ESPN reporter Malika Andrews on Wednesday, tearing up as she spoke. “But when it is so clear that the system of objectivity in journalism is so whitewashed and doesn’t account for the fact that…Breonna Taylor was 26 and I am 25, and that could have been me, it is very hard to continue to go to work.”

    On March 13, Louisville police broke down 26-year-old Breonna Taylor’s door and killed her, shooting the unarmed medical worker at least eight times in her home. Yet despite widespread protests and calls for justice, a grand jury decided on Wednesday that none of the police officers involved would be charged with killing Taylor.

    Instead, a single officer, Brett Hankison, has been charged with “wanton endangerment,” a charge not even directly related to Taylor’s death. Rather,

  • Future Of Possibilities

    The latest growth of know-how has made it potential for us to live in ways that have never been doable before. The main aim of pharmaceutical engineering is the development of useful medicines that can combat with the ever-growing well being hazards. A brand new virus is discovered virtually day by day that may trigger disastrous results on mankind. Hence these pharmaceutical engineers must be equipped with all the most recent tools and technologies to save lots of the mankind from the harmful clutches of these viruses. Designing of a safer surroundings can be one of the most essential duties of these graduates. This engineering branch additionally gives the required infrastructure for the event of medicines.

    Molecular biology techniques have tremendously facilitated genetic analysis. Genetic variation at the DNA level will be detected by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) evaluation wherein plant DNA is cleaved by restriction enzymes at particular …

  • Computers, Electronics, And Know-how

    Science has superior to a really massive extent and has touched our lives in every way. Biology (Sci): Introduction to basic ideas, and to trendy advances, problems and functions in the genetics of upper and lower organisms with examples representative of the biological sciences. The place biology teaches us to grasp nature, biotechnology offers us the possibility to use it. The programme has a robust focus on innovation and collaboration with relevant índustries and it consists of a wide array of elective courses, which makes it doable so that you can create a profile that matches your private pursuits.

    In 1919, a Hungarian engineer named Karl Ereky coined the word biotechnology. Throughout that point, all techniques had been known as manufacturing with the help of living organisms. By the tip of nineteen century, the work of Gregor Mendel on traits and inheritance promoted the idea of the science by selective …