Review: Themify’s Movie

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Photos: Golden State Warriors agony of defeat as Toronto Raptors win NBA Championship

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.The Warriors fell agonizingly short in their 114-110 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Thursday.After winning three NBA championships in the previous four years, they were denied their fourth on their home court. Fans roared at Roaracle, but it wasn’t enough to make up for an injured Kevin Durant and the loss of Klay Thompson to a torn ACL in the third quarter after he scored 30 …last_img

Next Generation Microchips Inspired byNature’s Nanotech

first_imgAn article in ComputerWorld1 reports that Hewlett Packard, IBM, Fujitsu, and Texas Instruments are putting effort into developing nanotechnologies for chip manufacturing based on a principle found in nature: the tendency of matter to fall into predictable patterns as molecules assume low energy states. There aren’t many structures that can be built today, but researchers are finding new ways to manipulate molecules all the time. IBM has been using self-assembly in a capacitor, and HP Labs have self-assembled 10-atom wide conductive wires.Self-assembly—the tendency of certain structures to fall naturally into patterns—is one of nature’s most common occurrences. On a grand scale, for example, wind direction, temperature and moisture in the air result in predictable types of storms.Now think smaller—much smaller. Certain molecules combine without guidance in predictable ways.  “Some molecules recognize each other and find natural low-energy states,” says W. Grant McGimpsey, a biology professor and director of the Bioengineering Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)1 Steve Ulfelder,“Molecular Self-Assembly: Nanoscale circuits build themselves, breathing new life into Moore’s Law,” ComputerWorld, pg 28, 5 September, 2005.Certain molecules in nature recognize each other and combine into predictable patterns as they settle into low-energy states.  This fits very nicely with the Second Law of Thermodynamics and the formation of snowflakes, but is exactly the opposite of what evolutionists claim happened three or four billions of years ago on Earth at the origin of life.  Biological RNA and DNA are not mere crystals or repetitive patterns.  They are highly volatile and energetic, requiring cellular machinery to build and maintain.  Most important, they contain genetic information not derivable from the atoms of which they are composed nor from the laws of physics that describe how their parts interact.  In contrast, “Self-assembled materials form very simple patterns,” said one of the engineers.  Though ordered, these materials do not specify anything.  Though the article spoke of “natural self-assembly,” there was no mention of evolution – good, because evolution and engineering don’t logically mix.  Neo-Darwinian evolution is unguided and purposeless; the engineers here were harnessing natural processes toward intelligently-designed, functional ends.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

‘Use technology to improve housing’

first_img1 October 2010The Department of Human Settlements is on a quest to find new technologies that are both cost-effective and quality-oriented to provide better housing for poorer South Africans.The technology needs to be environmentally friendly, sustainable and address other challenges facing housing in the country, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said this week during the department’s Alternative Building Technologies Indaba in Johannesburg.The two-day indaba brought together officials from all spheres of government, the private sector, regulatory authorities, scientific, research and tertiary institutions.Sexwale called on delegates to ensure that the indaba was more than just a “talk shop”, urging them to make it a productive working session that would give rise to ideas that could be implemented.Green solutionsSexwale said his department was looking for new ways of building better homes, which included new green solutions and mechanisms for responding to climate change.He elaborated that the department was looking for new ideas on issues such as internal electrification, solar panels, improved sanitation, heating and water reticulation systems, and durable roofing.Technology that benefited people needed to be both cost-effective and sustainable, he said. However, the minister stressed that while the department was cost-conscious and looking for cheaper material, quality would not be compromised.Sexwale added that the focus of his department was to build sustainable human settlements. He described these as places where people “stay, play and pray”. The minister said that this integrated approach was aimed at developing proper suburbs, villages and towns.Rapid urbanisationSexwale said that some old technologies that had produced houses that stood strong over centuries should not be ignored. Modern technology needed to complement and build on century-old initiatives.New technologies should also assist in the identification of available land, the minister added.“Given rapid urbanisation and the rate of population growth, with the diminishing availability of land in relation to the growing number of people, it means we have to apply new technologies to build better homes,” he said.Sexwale said South Africa also needed to pay attention to the experience of other countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, China, Angola and Equatorial Guinea, which have made significant strides in the area of human settlements.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Simone Inzaghi gutted with Lazios display

first_imgSimone Inzaghi admitted he was livid with the performance of Lazio players in what he described as the worst half he has ever experienced at the club.Sergio Pellissier opened the scoring at the Stadio Bentegodi before Ciro Immobile grabbed the equaliser that sealed a point for Lazio leaving them in fifth place.“We could not have done worse than the first half. I told the lads that we had completely the wrong attitude, had to take responsibility and it was the worst first half I’d seen in my three years in this job,” Inzaghi told Football Italia.SS Lazio v AS Roma - TIM CupMatch Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“I wanted to replace all 11 players at half-time, but seeing as I couldn’t, I had to ask them to put in a different performance. I take my share of the responsibility too, but I expected more from my team.“At the end of the 90 minutes, perhaps we deserved more from the game and three draws in a row is starting to become a concern. For the first time this season, we are not in the top four.”last_img read more

VIDEO Baby Bobcat Spotted On Boutwell Street

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Resident David Lozzi was walking his dog on Sunday around 1pm  on Boutwell Street, near the Wilmington Middle School and West Intermediate School, when something caught his eye.“From a distance, I saw what I thought was a dog standing in the road. It then ran across the street after two smaller dogs started chasing it. I thought it might be a coyote,” explained Lozzi.Lozzi moved closer to get a better look and that’s when he spotted it — a baby bobcat in a tree.“I pulled the camera out and folks can watch it from there,” said Lozzi, whose video is shared below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related50+ PERSONNEL CHANGES: Who Joined & Who Left Wilmington Public Schools Over The Summer?In “Education”Wilmington Middle School Students Welcomed Back To School With Homeroom Changes, New ‘Launch Pad’In “Education”Wilmington CARES, Shawsheen Tech, & Rob Surette Partner To Create Ellen DeGeneres 14,716-Crayon MasterpieceIn “Community”last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 camera to greatly improve in next update Report

first_imgClose Huawei P30 Pro First Impressions, a super camera smartphone with extensive photography skills Samsung Galaxy S10-series set the benchmark pretty high for flagship smartphones, but for a price. Not too long after, chief rival Huawei changed the playing field where it crushed Samsung with the P30-series launch and left consumers wondering whether buying the Galaxy S10 was the right choice.Huawei P30 and P30 Pro greatly improved the camera experience like no other smartphone has, and one of the most-talked-about features include incredible zooming capabilities and extraordinary low-light photography. Samsung Galaxy S10 phones do fairly well when compared side-by-side, but they lacked a dedicated night mode – a feature that became the golden standard for comparing phone cameras since Google did its magic in Pixel 2 and Pixel 3-series.While most phones, including Huawei P30 Pro, Pixel 3 and even Pixel 2 series, offer a dedicated night mode, Samsung Galaxy S10 lacked the setting. That doesn’t mean the Samsung phones didn’t have the night mode in them, only that it works when the camera deems it necessary. Samsung Galaxy S10 seriesSamsung Mobile PressSamsung Galaxy S10-series come with Bright Night feature, which is supposed to offer a similar experience as Huawei P30’s Night mode and Google’s critically-acclaimed Night Sight. Not only the Bright Night feature lacked the precision with which Huawei and Google brightened a night shot. If the latest report is to be believed, Samsung is going to put an end to the criticisms.Noted mobile tipster, Ice Universe, is suggesting that Samsung is going to roll out a software update to its Galaxy S10 phones in April or May, which could add a dedicated night mode and also update the camera algorithm. This is Samsung’s best bet to put up with the challenge presented by Huawei P30 Pro as it cannot improve the hardware post-launch. With the right amount of software tuning, Samsung could get the results users want to see in their Galaxy S10 phones. Samsung Galaxy S10 to get camera upgrade soonSamsung Mobile PressSamsung has updated the biometrics apps on the Galaxy S10 to improve fingerprint unlock speed. The company had promised that the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy S10 required users to simply tap and lift the finger to unlock the device, but then reality hit Samsung hard. Through a software update, Samsung seems to have addressed the problem.There’s no concrete evidence that Samsung will improve the camera as said above, but seeing it is taking customer feedback seriously, don’t lose hope just yet.last_img read more