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Astronomers Watch Black Hole Violently Destroy a Star

first_img What happens in outer space tends to stay in outer space.But astronomers made a recent breakthrough, capturing the very moment a black hole destroyed a nearby star.For the first time, scientists managed to record the moment the gravity of a supermassive black hole ripped apart a star that drifted too close.AdChoices广告The tidal disruption event, as reported by the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics, occurred in a pair of colliding galaxies called Arp 299—some 150 million light-years from Earth.At the core of one of the galaxies, a black hole 20 million times more massive than our Sun shredded a star more than twice the Sun’s mass.The astronomical phenomenon occurs when a star gets sufficiently close to a supermassive black hole’s event horizon, and is pulled apart by the black hole’s tidal forces, experiencing spaghettification (and yes, that is the scientific term).Think of it as one human invading the personal space of another, much larger, human, and getting beaten to a pulp as punishment.Researchers tracked the violent encounter via multiple radio and infrared telescopes around the world, including the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory.“This is a fantastic discover[y] and an extremely important result in astronomy,” co-investigator Rob Beswick, of the Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics, said in a statement. “It is a testament to the persistence of the science team and demonstrates the power of globally coordinated [interferometer] observations.”Tidal disruption events such as this may help scientists understand the environment in which galaxies developed billions of years ago.It’s been a long and winding road, however, since the initial discovery in early 2005, when astronomers spotted a bright burst of infrared emission coming from the nucleus of one of the colliding galaxies in Arp 299.Six months later, the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) revealed a new, distinct source of radio emission from the same location.Researchers managed to follow the object’s infrared emission over the next decade, showing the source of radio emission expanding in one direction at an average of one-quarter the speed of light.“The discovery came as a surprise,” Beswick said. “The initial infrared burst was discovered as part of a project that sought to detect supernova explosions in such colliding pairs of galaxies.“Arp 299 has seen numerous stellar explosions, and has been dubbed a ‘supernova factory,’” he explained. “This new object originally was considered to be a supernova explosion.”It was only in 2011—six years after detection—that the team was able to confirm what they saw was a jet, not a supernova.“Never before have we been able to directly observe the formation and evolution of a jet from one of these events,” according to Miguel Perez-Torres, of the Astrophysical Institute of Andalucia in Granada, Spain. “Tidal disruption events can provide us with a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of the formation and evolution of jets in the vicinities of these powerful objects.”Beswick & Co.’s findings have been published in the journal Science.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Scientists Find ‘Hungry’ Supermassive Black Hole Eating 3 Meals DailyScientists Behind First Black Hole Image Win $3 Million Prize last_img read more

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Elon Musk Compliments Teen Who Refitted Car to Drive Backwards

first_imgStay on target Elon Musk just gave a social media shoutout to a Russian teenager who hacked their car to drive backwards.NTV, a Russian TV station, posted a Twitter video of the teen’s refitted vehicle on Monday. The video, which shows a weird car driving backwards on a road, was captioned with, “And how do you like this, @elonmusk?” The Tesla CEO, who’s known to reply to fans on social media, commented back and approved the refitted automobile, Associated Press reported.хаха офигенно— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 13, 2019Musk, who watched NTV’s footage, wrote in Russian that the backwards car hack was “awesome.” This wouldn’t spare the teen though, who was fined by local police for driving without insurance, driving backwards, and illegally refitting an automobile.The 18-year-old guy, who was stopped by authorities earlier this week, initially posted a video on social media that showed his refitted vehicle. He removed parts from under the hood to where the trunk was, and reversed the driver’s seat. It was definitely a strange sight to other drivers on the road.If you’re thinking about engaging in a complex, cool car hack, Musk might give you a “thumb’s up” on Twitter to make your day.More on Geek.com:Elon Musk ‘Confident’ SpaceX Ticket to Mars Will Cost Less Than $500KElon Musk Prepares to Test SpaceX’s Starship Raptor EngineElon Musk’s SpaceX Starship Prototype Looks Like a Shiny Bullet SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Launch in Texas ScrubbedElon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over Twitter last_img read more

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Johnstone insists Old Firm derby is a must win

first_imgFormer Rangers striker Derek Johnstone insists the upcoming Old Firm derby against Celtic is a must win for his old club.Rangers host arch-rivals Celtic in the second Old Firm derby of the season at the Ibrox Stadium this Saturday, following their game against Hibernian on Wednesday.Steven Gerrard’s men are currently one point behind league leaders Celtic, although the defending champions have a game in hand.
Ibrox is expected to witness a full house on Saturday and Johnstone, who has featured in so many of these games claims that the Old Firm derby is the biggest game in Europe.The former Rangers man also said the magnitude of the Celtic clash should serve as extra motivation for the players.“I think, first and foremost, these games stand out above anything in Europe, it’s an Old Firm game”, Johnstone told the official Rangers podcast.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“That’s the game that everybody wants to see.”“Even down south, they will turn it over from a Liverpool game to watch an Old Firm game.”“That’s how important you have to take it because you know the fans.”
”If you are beaten on the Saturday, you don’t work on the Monday because you get slaughtered by the opposition.”“And we realised that as players, that was the game I had to win.”last_img read more

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Governor visits Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, February 27, 2017 – Providenciales – His Excellency the Governor visited the Department for Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) in Providenciales on 24 February. Commenting on his visit the Governor said:“Proper preparation for potentially hazardous events, whether  a hurricane, flooding or other disaster, is crucial to public safety. I therefore have brought forward the timelines for contingency meetings and planning on the part of the Public and Emergency Services before the crucial period from June onwards. Our first meeting of ministries and services was held last month and others, including of the Executive Policy Committee, as well as a disaster preparedness exercise, are scheduled for March. As part of my own preparations I have engaged closely with DDME and used my first visit to the department’s main offices to meet the staff and review facilities and  contingent supplies and communications systems.   I was impressed by the commitment and professionalism of the DDME team.   I was reminded also however of the requirement for all relevant government ministries and services to play their role in the work of preparation.   People in TCI deserve no less than proper preparations on their behalf and the best protection it is possible to provide.” #MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Off Beat Doolittle Raiders honor touches home

first_imgCommemorative events during Memorial Day weekend included a White House nod to a World War II airman from Vancouver.President Barack Obama signed a bill on May 23 awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Doolittle Raiders.Vancouver’s Wayne Bissell was one of 80 Doolittle Raiders who bombed Japan on April 18, 1942; only four are still alive.Bissell, who died in 1997, was a bombardier on the B-25 bomber “Whirling Dervish.”Like all the Raiders, the 1937 graduate of Vancouver High School volunteered without knowing anything about the mission — other than it was very dangerous.Led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, 16 bombers took off from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific and bombed Tokyo less than five months after Pearl Harbor.Bissell once told The Columbian that he could see the Imperial Palace, but Doolittle had given specific orders not to bomb the emperor’s home. Instead, Bissell dropped three 500-pound demolition bombs and a 500-pound incendiary cluster on the Tokyo Gas & Electric complex.After flying 300 miles into China, the crew bailed out as their B-25 ran out of fuel in the middle of the night, in a storm. The terrain was so mountainous they walked two days to get to a road.Chinese villagers helped them reach Allied lines.The mission boosted American morale and punctured the myth of an invulnerable Japanese homeland. All the Raiders received the Distinguished Flying Cross, and Doolittle received the Medal of Honor.Bissell went to flight school and piloted B-25 bombers in the southwest Pacific until his discharge in July 1945.The Congressional Gold Medal will be presented to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.Off Beat lets members of The Columbian news team step back from our newspaper beats to write the story behind the story, fill in the story or just tell a story.last_img read more

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United Way hosts backtoschool giveaway for military families

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – An organization is making sure the children of some South Florida military families are set for school.United Way donated 400 backpacks to children in Fort Lauderdale, Thursday.Stuffed inside the backpacks were classroom essentials like notebooks, paper, pens and markers.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Apples Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max Review in

first_imgThe iPhone XS Max (left) and XS (right) with the new Smart Battery Case on. Sarah Tew/CNET If you spend $750 or more on a phone, you probably don’t want to buy a $129 battery case. I’ve gotten more angry tweets about Apple’s just-released smart battery cases for the current-generation iPhones than I can recently remember. Apple’s cases have arrived months after the iPhones debuted in September and October, and after reports that battery replacements may have been a cause of dropping iPhone sales during the last iPhone cycle.I reviewed Apple’s first Smart Battery Case years ago. It was good, and it gave the iPhone 6S enough juice to last through my toughest commutes.I now have Apple’s newest Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, both in black, to test-drive. I’ll have the iPhone XR version soon, too. Here are my thoughts after just a day or so.  reading • Apple’s Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max: Review in progress Unboxing Apple’s Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS/Max Apple Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See All Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Phones Share your voicecenter_img Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments 12 Photos 9 • Tags So far, they’re… fine. Like the previous Smart Battery Cases, they’re made of rubberized outer material, and a soft microfiber inner lining. They attach to the iPhones by bending the top of the case back, sliding the phone in, and docking with the inner Lightning connector. The case charges via Lightning, or wirelessly via Qi docks. The case can be recharged on its own, in case you’re using the iPhone separately. A little LED light inside the case glows orange and then green when fully charged.The case battery discharges before the phone. Just like many other battery cases, the case battery is used up first, leaving the phone fully charged.It’s a dust magnet. The rubberized coating picked up all the particles on my dusty coffee table, and in my bag it ended up covered in stuff. In cold weather with lots of static, bring a good cloth.Yeah, it bulks up the iPhone. It’s not a big deal with the iPhone XS, but the XS Max ends up feeling huge with the case on. The grip of the case is comfy, but it’s a lot to put in a pocket.There’s Lightning pass-through, and button overlays. The Lightning port is built into the case, and isn’t recessed. The iPhone X fits in the XS case, but you’ll need to update to 12.1.2. At first, the iPhone X said it was being put in an unsupported accessory, and nothing happened. But after an iOS update, everything seemed OK. I didn’t see any problems: it charged, and while the bottom microphone holes aren’t quite the same (the XS has few holes on one side), buttons and camera lens all fit fine, and the phone fit correctly, too.How much battery life does it give? I’m trying the XS Max case first. After a morning of use (up at 7 a.m.), the case’s battery was down to about 47 percent by 11 a.m. By that early measure, don’t expect 100 percent more battery. Both the XS and XS Max battery cases have the same battery capacities: 1,369mAh/10.1 Wh. I’m a little disappointed that the Max battery case didn’t also have more battery life, but the case is the same price as the smaller XS version. The XS Max’s larger battery is bound to not charge up as much as the XS.09-iphone-smart-battery-caseBehold the bulge. Sarah Tew/CNET Do you even really need an iPhone XS Max or XR battery case?It’s odd that Apple made an iPhone XS Max case, because that phone has enough battery life to generally handle fine through a day. It might be needed for a crazy all-week affair like, well, the trip to CES in Vegas I just flew back from. The new case seems like the best fit for XS owners (that phone’s battery life isn’t great). The iPhone XR already has great battery life, and Apple made a battery case for that phone, too. I don’t think I’d need it, and I doubt you would unless you’re planning on traveling for days away from a charger. And in that case… what about a cheap battery pack? Consider whether a simple, affordable battery pack (or a less expensive battery case) might make the most sense. Mophie’s also-expensive iPhone case is arriving soon, but won’t save you any money. Applelast_img read more

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AK Sitkans quest for the next great board game

first_img(From left) Judson Rusk, Calvin Drake and Seaton Bryan play Nyctophobia, a board game where players are unable to see the board. The three traveled to SHUX earlier this fall to try new board games and meet the creators of some of their favorites.The tourism season has come to a close and that means that things in Southeast Alaska are slowing down for the winter.  Some spend their winters adventuring in warmer places, vacationing on tropical islands, trying to miss as much of the rain and cold as they can. But a group of Sitkans decided to take a vacation to an equally cold and rainy place- Vancouver, B.C. for a board game convention.Listen nowInside a gargantuan convention hall in the middle of hundreds of tables covered in black tablecloths, sit groups of four to five conferring amongst themselves. At one of those tables, a handful of Sitkans are in their own world, wandering through some imaginary woods, trying to escape from a vicious axe murderer.They’re playing Nyctophobia, a board game where players never actually see the board. They wear plastic blackout sunglasses, as one player who can see guides their hands. They feel each piece on the board, stumbling blindly through the forest looking for rocks, stopping at trees, and desperately searching for the car so they can escape.They’ve traveled to SHUX, a convention for tabletop gamers to gather and try some new board games on the market. In its second year, SHUX is put on by Shut Up and Sit Down, a team of people who review board games professionally on Youtube, and they produce some of the most popular podcasts and videos in the tabletop gaming community. Sitkan Seaton Bryan relies on their reviews to decide what games to add to his growing library.“I’ve been playing board games religiously since high school,” Bryan said. “Started with some basic stuff. But, I have around 200 games now in my collection, just as many kinds as possible.”The board game library at SHUX. (Photo by Katherine Rose, KCAW – Sitka)While Bryan has been into it for a while, many more people are dipping their toes in the tabletop world. Board games have seen a massive resurgence over the past ten years. SHUX co-founder Matt Lees has a theory about why the market is booming.“I think personally it’s that people are starting to self-moderate a little bit,” Lees said. “Our lives are becoming increasingly digital and people are looking for ways to step away from that. Still spend time with people, still spend time thinking about complex puzzles and stuff, but just away from screens.”With a growing demand, the market is flooded with new games that appeal to mainstream audiences and some to more niche interests. In the SHUX expo hall are games like Fog of Love, a two person role player that simulates a relationship in a romantic comedy, to a game called Chai, where you actually play a tea merchant trying to “brew the perfect blend of tea.”“It’s very exciting for us because we think that lots of people grew up playing board games that were, frankly, a bit bad,” Lees said. “Monopoly is only fun if you’re winning, which means that 75 percent of people playing aren’t having a good time.”And it’s not just about loading up on new cardboard. For people from a small town like Sitka, it’s nice to be able to come to a place where there is literally a convention hall half Sitka’s size, filled with 2,000 people in the building that share their passion for tabletop gaming.“Just being able to run into people that saw what game you were playing and say “Oh I love that game!” or do that yourself, walk around, see something you’ve never played before, sit down and find out, it’s amazing,” Bryan said.Board game culture has roots in Southeast Alaska. In Juneau, Jack Eddy runs a board game review site of his own, The Cardboard Herald. He produces podcasts and videos, and he’ll likely have a table at Juneau’s own growing board game convention in January, Platypus Con, which is in its fifth year.“You may be interested to know that two of the original Magic the Gathering artists are actually from Sitka, Alaska- Anson Maddocks and Mark Tedin,” Eddy said. “They actually met at Sitka elementary school, and went to college together.That’s no surprise to Eddy, who thinks Southeast is the perfect setting for breeding creative energy and fostering human connection.“I think it’s that we have a desire for interaction. Particularly in Southeast, we’re a really artistic community and a community oriented community,” Eddy said. “The level of participation in any sort of community event seems like way higher per capita than anywhere else.”And back at SHUX, Matt Lees has an idea of why Southeast Alaska may have a strong tabletop gaming culture.“It’s really unsurprising to me that a group has come all the way from a place where, in the winter it’s boring and dark. I think lots of people who get into board games do so for reasons like that,” Lees said. “Maybe they’re having a difficult time in their life, maybe they’re having issues with mobility, maybe they’re living somewhere where you can’t go out and have a good time outside. People gravitate to board games for different reasons but when they find them they really stay. I think more people should give it a go, because it’s brilliant.”And Bryan and his friends did give it a go – they left Vancouver with suitcases full of board games, back to Sitka stocked up on cardboard and prepared for the winter.last_img read more

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harrys shocking Godparent decision causing Royal row

first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry may be alienating the Royal Family with their controversial decision about baby Archie’s godparents. Meghan and Harry’s decision to keep the identity of the godparents private has sparked huge criticism among royal watchers.A newly-resurfaced report reveals how a full-scale family row escalated at Prince Harry’s own christening, over Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s choice of godparents. Now not everyone will be happy with the choice Meghan and Harry make, but there are a few obvious choices that need to made regardless, like choosing Prince WIlliam and Kate Middleton as baby Archie’s godparents.  Meghan Markle may choose her American friends to be baby Archie’s godparents. Kate Middleton and Prince William might not even be in the running, which will be a huge slap in the face to the couple Cambridge. Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesBuckingham Palace said in a statement recently that the christening at Windsor Castle on Saturday will be private and that the identities of the godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private too. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s recent decisions are winning them any supporters, first with Meghan keeping the delivery of baby Archie a secret as well as her refusal to pose for a picture on hospital steps after giving birth, to the exorbitant expenditure on renovations of Frogmore Cottage. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex might need to allow the public and the press in once in a while if they want to get public favour. As for now, rumours are running rampant that Oprah Winfrey and Amal Clooney are in the running to be godparents. If Meghan and Harry do go ahead with Hollywood celebrities as godparents for their child, they might have to face the ire of not only the British public but the Royal Family as well.last_img read more

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SWTOR is now free to play up to level 15 a sign

first_imgTo quote the old cliche “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” Bioware seems to be taking a page out of Blizzard’s book as the EA owned game developer announced today that SWTOR is going to be free to play up until level 15 starting this coming July. Seen as an attempt to try to save a failing game franchise that is hemorrhaging both money and subscribers, it looks like Bioware has hopes that emulating the free-to-play model that games like World of Warcraft have adopted will bring new players into the fold.Coming as part of another major update to the game, players will also be given a new world to explore called “Makeb” which of course will bring new quests and tasks with it.This move doesn’t come as a very big surprise as there have been sites like TOR Status that have been tracking the steadily declining server load that Bioware has had to contend with. Looking at a current graph you can see that the game hasn’t endured a heavy load in some time, which must be worrisome to the games developers. Less load means less players, a data set that will match what they are looking at in terms of the bottom line in subscription sales as well.Bioware isn’t unfamiliar with this course of action with its titles. The Warhammer Online series of games went first to a level cap then went totally free to play as a result of a small player base. It’s hard to believe that one of the biggest MMO launches in recent gaming history is already struggling to keep players interested, but it’s hard to argue with the numbers of people logging in.last_img read more

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Realty scrips tower as Govt ups floor area ratio in Delhi

first_imgShares of Anant Raj jumped 9.71 per cent, DLF (7.20 per cent), Oberoi Realty (7.16 per cent) and Unitech (4.41 per cent) on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Similarly, shares of Housing Development and Infra Ltd rose 3.65 per cent, D B Realty (3.43 per cent) and Omaxe Ltd (1.20 per cent). Following the gains in these stocks, the BSE realty index was up 4.03 per cent at 1,660.73, the best among the 12 sectoral indices. ‘Led by the Delhi government’s decision to increase the Delhi city’s floor area ratio by 200 per cent, most realty sector stocks saw huge surge in buying activity,’ said Rakesh Goyal, Senior Vice President, Bonanza Portfolio Ltd. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashFAR in respect of plots of 750-1000 sq mt size has been enhanced from the present 150 per cent to 200 per cent while the same has been increased from 120 per cent to 200 per cent for plots of 1000 sq mt and above, according to a senior Urban Development ministry official. While the Ground Coverage for plots of 750-1,000 sq mt will remain at 50 per cent, it has been increased from 40 per cent to 50 per cent for plots above 1,000 sq mt.last_img read more

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first_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more September 29, 2008 – Philips is developing a system that uses ultrasound-activated microbubbles for chemotherapy drug delivery designed to increase the effectiveness and reduce the side effects. The system proposes the use of drug-loaded microbubbles, no larger than red blood cells, which can be injected into the patient’s bloodstream, tracked via ultrasound imaging and then ruptured by a focused ultrasound pulse to release their drug payload when they reach the desired spot. Because the drugs would only be released at the site of the diseased tissue, the patient’s total body exposure to them could be limited. For certain types of treatment – for example, chemotherapy for breast cancer – this could help to reduce unpleasant side effects.The use of microbubbles in conjunction with medical ultrasound imaging is not new. However, at the moment in clinical practice, microbubbles are only used as contrast agents for example to highlight blood in the ultrasound images – an application that relies on the fact that microbubbles reflect ultrasound much better than blood or soft tissue. The drug delivery technology being developed by scientists at Philips Research continues to utilize the contrast-enhancing capabilities of microbubbles to help ultrasound operators to locate tumors – based on their density and the fact that tumors typically grow a recognizable network of small blood vessels around themselves. What’s new is that it then shatters the shells of the microbubbles in these blood vessels using a focused high-energy ultrasound pulse. As a result, the drugs contained in the microbubbles are released directly inside the tumor.Philips is working with several academic partners, including the University of Virginia (USA) and the University of Muenster (Germany), to refine the technology. Clinical institutions, such as The Methodist Hospital in Houston (USA), are also actively researching this new and exciting field of ultrasound mediated drug delivery.“More and more, patients are demanding treatment options that allow them to maintain their quality of life during the treatment regime, without sacrificing treatment efficacy,” comments King Li, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology at the Methodist Hospital in Houston (USA) and professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College (USA). ”The non-invasive nature of ultrasound mediated delivery is a step in this direction. Work at our and other institutions using ultrasound for drug delivery and treatment guidance has shown the potential of this technology in pre-clinical studies.”For more information: www.medical.philips.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | September 28, 2008 Philips Uses Ultrasound-Activated Microbubbles for Cancer Treatments 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more center_img 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Related Content The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read morelast_img read more

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Tightest security ever for Times Squares New Years after attacks

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: New York Friday, December 29, 2017 By: Colleen LongSource: The Associated Press Tightest security ever for Times Square’s New Year’s after attacks Share NEW YORK — Police are promising a bigger security detail than ever before in Times Square for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, which will cap off a year that saw a number of deadly attacks on innocent crowds, including a vehicle rampage at the very spot where revelers will ring in 2018.In addition to its usual army of snipers, bag-inspecting officers and metal detectors, the department this year is relying on help from a growing corps of “vapour wake” dogs, which are trained to sniff out trace amounts of explosive particles that trail behind someone carrying a bomb.All 125 parking garages in the vicinity of Times Square will be emptied in advance of the celebration and sealed off, so no one has a chance to sneak in a car bomb, police said.Detectives already have been assigned to all of the dozens of high-rise hotels in the area, with the aim of preventing the type of attack that happened in Las Vegas in October, when a gunman firing from a casino hotel killed dozens of people at an outdoor concert below. Police wouldn’t discuss whether guests at area hotels would be screened in advance of the celebration, but Police Commissioner James O’Neill said officers already are working with hotel security.“This is going to be one of the most well-policed, best-protected events at one of the safest venues in the entire world,” O’Neill said.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?The extra precautions follow two recent terrorist attacks in the city. A man detonated a bomb in the city’s subway system on Dec. 11, injuring only himself. On Halloween, an Islamic State-inspired attacker drove down a bicycle path, killing eight people before he wrecked his truck and was shot by police.Times Square itself was targeted in May by a man, said by police to be high on drugs, who drove through crowds of pedestrians for more than three blocks, killing an 18-year-old tourist from Michigan. The speeding vehicle was eventually stopped by one of the squat metal barriers that have been installed around the square’s pedestrian plazas.Those attacks were reminders that New York City’s massive security apparatus can only do so much, but city officials insisted they will be able to keep people safe on New Year’s Eve.“The fact is, they will absolutely be safe,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat.The police department doesn’t reveal the strength of its security force for the event, but it gave some details about the operation at a news conference Thursday.Officers will have help from roughly 1,000 security cameras installed in and around Times Square.An area roughly 22 city blocks long and three long blocks wide will be sealed off from both vehicle and pedestrian traffic with cement blocks, sand-filled garbage trucks and other vehicles blocking the streets leading into the area.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backPartygoers entering that secure zone will be screened at a dozen access points where they will encounter metal detectors, the vapour wake dogs and officers with portable radiation detectors. Large backpacks are not allowed. All small bags will be searched.From there, people go through a second round of security screening when they enter spectator pens where they are essentially confined for the night. People who leave the pens aren’t allowed to re-enter – so no bathroom breaks.Those who make it through will get to see live performances from Andy Grammer, Nick Jonas and Mariah Carey. A cascade of confetti and fireworks will ring in the new year when the Waterford Crystal ball drops.In addition to the officers at the scene, dozens of analysts will be combing Islamic State propaganda and deciphering data.Police also will be out in force at Coney Island, where live music and fireworks were expected to draw large crowds, and at a midnight event for runners in Central Park.“The takeaway from our preparations is this: People will be safe, and they should feel safe, too,” O’Neill said. “Because the NYPD and our partners are well-prepared.”last_img read more

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