first_imgStay on target We Now Know the DNA of GuacamoleDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later So we all know DNA stores the code that makes us… well… possible, right? Those Gs, Ts, Cs and As might not seem like much, but they’re effectively the same as computer code. Plus, unlike computers, DNA works at the molecular scale — meaning that you can pack a metric crapload of information into a really, really tiny space. With the rise of HD, constant streaming, and mega media consumption, storing staggering amounts of data in molecular form might just be a necessity.Scientists have already been working on DNA-based computer storage for a few years now. Harvard geneticist George Church has been the technology’s standard bearer since 2011, and it’s already made some big leaps. So far we’ve managed to translate hundreds of megabytes holding everything from a computer virus to an Amazon Gift Card into DNA. But that’s small-time. In the next few years, Microsoft believes it can bring a DNA-based storage solution online in a commercial data center by 2020.That’s… a little ambitious, but it’s not without reason. On top of being tiny, DNA is easy for us to read — and as long as life is around, we’ll probably keep some technology that can read and interpret DNA on hand. Plus, while the molecule isn’t super stable in the long-term (anything past 10,000 years gets rough really quick, unlike some other media which can last for up to a few million years), you can use the same enzymes that we need to reproduce and make literally millions of copies in a few hours. Sure, each will have some mistakes in the code, but with error correction and other techniques, you could have an easily reproducible archive that would be almost impossible to destroy conventionally.That’s amazing for everyone from researchers and archivists to universities. Plus, these sorts of applications all but eliminate DNA’s biggest problem when it comes to storing data — it’s not easily searchable. Once the enzymes get going, you can do a lot quickly, but if we’re storing massive amounts of data in these strands, finding specific bits of code might be tough. When used as archival solution, however, there’s little concern.The next big hurdle will be sequencing. Reading the DNA is expensive — even today — and still costs well into the hundreds. For most applications, that’s far too much for daily use. Still, Microsoft clearly thinks the idea is worth the investment. It’ll be cool to see how this pans out. Maybe, one day, we’ll all have personal archives with all the data we’ve ever used or needed, carried around on a small disk inside which sits self-replicating DNA. Maybe that’s really what the Matrix is — not some dumbass battery, but using humans as computer data dumping sacs. It’d make a helluva lot more sense, at least.In all seriousness, the amount of data our society is producing has increased and is continuing to increase exponentially. We won’t have long at all before this becomes a critical problem, and DNA is one very convenient, albeit slow and expensive, solution.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System Stars are magical things. Literally massive, giant balls of burnings nuclear hellfire. And they tend to form in clusters, starting from the same dense clouds of gas and dust. Since scientists are always keen to learn more about this truly stellar process, some recently pointed the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, one of the most powerful telescopes of its kind, towards one such cluster.NGC 6231, as its known, is about 5000 light years from us, but it’s also a cluster that’s in a unique phase of its life. It’s birthed all the stars it can, and now they’re humming along — violent, baby stars, vomiting out tremendous amounts of high-energy particles, including X-rays. These stars have powerful magnetic fields that can excite particles in their atmosphere, making them almost a thousand times hotter than our own parent star. Because of this, many young stars glow very brightly in the X-ray band. That’s useful because X-rays, as you have likely noticed, travel easily through many substances. Typically, gazing across the void at the other side of our galaxy reveals little. We can see great, hulky globs of stars and dust, but they are hard to see. That’s where Chandra comes in.By selecting out only those stars that show signs of youth (that particular X-ray band), researchers were able to get a clear family portrait, essentially, of the stars in NGC 6231.You can check out a video of the study above. It’s amazing stuff, and it shows that there’s still a lot we have left to learn about our universe. The sky is so dense, and so filled with objects — many of which in bands that we can’t see — it’s almost impossible to glimpse even the tiniest sliver of the sky with any clarity. One must wonder what mysteries still lurk… in the void.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_img 50 Attorneys General Launch Bipartisan Probe Into GoogleYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation Customers are not happy with Google: The company is under fire after it forgot to tell Nest Secure users about a “hidden” microphone built into the security system.On Tuesday, Google apologized for the security issue and said that the built-in microphone was supposed to be disclosed in Nest Secure’s product specifications. “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs,” a Google spokesperson told Business Insider. “That was an error on our part.”Now with Nest Secure you can check the weather, change the temperature and arm your home with nothing but your voice. Get more info on our blog.— Nest (@nest) February 4, 2019Earlier this month, Google announced that Nest Secure, its home security and alarm system, would receive an update: Nest Secure users would be able to use Google Assistant, Google’s virtual-assistant technology, with their devices. The only issue was that Nest Secure customers had no idea about the built-in microphone that was installed into the Nest Guard, Nest Secure’s alarm, keypad, and motion-sensor component.According to Google though, the Nest Secure microphone, “has never been on and is only activated when users specifically enable the option.” The company added the microphone to the Nest Guard to enhance the device’s security features in the future. The microphone would enable the Nest Guard to detect other security threats, such as broken glass, in customers’ homes.Google’s Nest Guard mistake follows the company’s other security issues: In December, Google said it’s shutting down its Google+ network early, after a bug exposed millions of customers’ private data to application developers. The company, which already alerted customers that might have been impacted by the bug, aims to shut down the Google+ network in April.More on Maps AR Navigation Is Being Tested by Some Early UsersGoogle 3D Prints Ancient Artifacts for Digital DisplayGoogle Maps Speed Limit Signs Are Spotted in More US Cities Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Luchasaurus talks about how Dusty Rhodes came up with his gimmick, teaming with Jungle Boy WWE RAW is live tonight from Orlando, Florida. Confirmed for the show is an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes in a segment involving Goldust and Stardust. Tonight will be the go-home show for the upcoming Fastlane PPV this Sunday night in is featuring a preview that you can view at this link.Check back later tonight for live coverage of RAW here on Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gauntlet Match to kick off Smackdown Live, Pat McAfee recaps his first WWE road trip Video: WWE profiles The Shield reuniting for the final time at last Sunday’s Fastlane Google+last_img read more

Former WWE star Tom Magee suffers severe beating in California this past

first_imgFacebook Google+ Britt Baker suffers a concussion during “The Buy In” match for AEW Fight For The Fallen Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Former WWE star Tom Magee was said to have suffered a severe beating by upwards of six men earlier this past week in front of his residence in Los Angeles, per a new report by the Los Angeles CBS affiliate.The 59-year old Magee suffered a broken eye socket, a broken jaw and a concussion after getting into an argument with the attackers over a parking space. Neighbors of Magee rushed in to help, sending the attackers fleeing and only then stopping the attack.Two of the attackers, 20-year old Justin Leo and 20-year old Degrate Bryant, were charged with assault with deadly weapons by the Los Angeles Police Department.Magee worked for Stampede Wrestling up in Canada, All Japan Pro Wrestling and most notably WWE throughout his pro wrestling career.Magee wrestled for WWE from 1987 to 1989, infamously working a match with WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart on a live event in 1987 that has since garnered a cult following due to footage of the match never being released and stories that have gone around about Magee’s perceived potential that never came to be.Magee was taken to a Los Angeles hospital following his attack, but has since been released and is back at his residence recovering from his injuries. WWE Network to stream documentary about lost match between Bret Hart and Tom Magee WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart set to appear at the SummerSlam meet and greet Pinterestlast_img read more

WWE Smackdown Live Ratings Viewers up on December 11 Still below two

first_img Pinterest WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook WWE Smackdown Live Ratings for December 11 are in.This week’s episode from Las Vegas drew an average of 1.97 million viewers on Tuesday night according to a report by is up slightly from last week’s show that averaged 1.95 million viewers. WWE came in at No. 3 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics, the same as last week.Although the show did see a slight bump from last week, it was the second week on a row that the show averaged below two million viewers overall.Demographic Ratings for Smackdown LiveSmackdown Live, headlined by Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka, averaged a 0.68 rating among adults 18-49. This is up from last week’s 0.66 rating.center_img Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WhatsApp Google+ WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 last_img read more

first_imgCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children.The wreck Monday afternoon plunged the city of Chattanooga into mourning, with parents stricken by the news and people lining up to donate blood.“The most unnatural thing in the world is for a parent to mourn the loss of a child,” Mayor Andy Berke said. “There are no words that can bring comfort to a mother or a father. So today, the city is praying for these families.”Police said Johnthony Walker, 24, was driving well over the posted 30 mph limit when he lost control of the bus. He was jailed on $107,500 bail for a court appearance Nov. 29 on charges that also included reckless driving and reckless endangerment.Thirty-five Woodmore Elementary School students from kindergarten through fifth grade were aboard when the bus flipped onto its side and hit a tree. No other vehicle was involved.last_img read more

first_imgOn his first day as the state’s superintendent of public instruction, newly elected Chris Reykdal withdrew the department’s involvement in a lawsuit against a handful of Washington school districts.The lawsuit, filed by previous Superintendent Randy Dorn, alleges that seven school districts, including Evergreen Public Schools, unlawfully spent local levy dollars on teacher, administrator and classified staff salaries.Such practice, Dorn argued, violated the state Supreme Court’s 2012 McCleary decision, which compels the Legislature to fully fund basic education by 2018.“The court, however, has never held that school districts are prohibited from using local levies for employee compensation,” Reykdal wrote in an OSPI statement. “During the 2017 legislative session, it will be critical for the Legislature to both amply fund basic education and clearly define in statute what basic education compensation is and is not.”Dorn’s lawsuit was filed in King County and also named Seattle, Everett, Bellevue, Spokane, Tacoma and Puyallup districts.Gail Spolar, Evergreen district spokeswoman, said the district’s focus Wednesday was on responding to the week’s snowstorm. But, she noted, because there are other plaintiffs, “this doesn’t mean that it’s done.”In a statement, Reykdal urged the remaining intervening plaintiffs — four citizens who joined the lawsuit after it was initially filed — to withdraw their support for the lawsuit.last_img read more

first_imgWhile studying at Hope College in Michigan, Amy Russell took a job working at a juvenile detention center that sent her on a path that lead to Clark County.“Every kid that went through the juvenile detention center had been abused,” Russell said. “So I thought, I need to go upriver a little bit to figure out what’s going on.”That trip upriver included stints as a counselor, forensic interviewer, attorney, child advocate and consultant. In January, she added one more title: executive director of the Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center, a county agency that uses a multidisciplinary staff and approach to investigate and help prosecute felony-level cases of child abuse while providing support services for victims.Russell took over at the center after its previous director, Mary Blanchette, was ousted from the position amid accusations of mistreatment by staff. Russell, 48, will oversee a staff of five and coordinate efforts with 20 other individuals working in law enforcement, social work, prosecution and others. She’ll receive a salary of $110,000 and manage a budget of about $1 million.Scott Jackson, Clark County chief deputy prosecuting attorney, said that the county received roughly 40 applicants for the position. He said Russell, who he described as warm and straightforward, made the cut because she’s worked in most of the disciplines the center interfaces with, has managed two similar centers and has authored a forensic interviewing protocol that he said has been adopted by 20 states and is used in Japan and Colombia.last_img read more

first_imgLA CENTER — It’s not uncommon to see a fridge in a classroom at La Center Middle School and La Center Elementary School.Teachers put apples, carrot sticks and peanut butter and crackers in them to hand out to students as snacks on occasion. Because the K-8 campus is bursting at the seams, the school staggers lunch periods throughout the day, meaning some students are eating lunch as early as 10:30 a.m. while others don’t get into the cafeteria until shortly before 1 p.m.The K-8 campus currently houses 1,736 students, 375 of whom are considered “unhoused,” meaning they have class in one of nine portable classrooms at the school, according to Superintendent Dave Holmes. There are also two portable classrooms at La Center High School.“We have no empty classrooms in the entire district,” Holmes said. “I have bids on my desk for bringing in another portable next year (at the K-8 campus), and we don’t have room for it. If we get another portable, we’ll probably have to put it on the football field.”The district will turn to the community to help with overcrowding on Feb. 13, when the district will ask residents to vote in favor of a $48,093,000 bond measure. Most of the money will go toward the construction of a new 81,375-square-foot middle school. A little more than $1 million of the bond money would go toward renovating the K-8 building into only an elementary school. That building would require some repairs, but most of the work would be things like lowering the water fountains and cabinets, and getting smaller furniture.Holmes said he’s not sure what the grade breakdown of the two schools would be, should the bond pass. That will be determined by the expected growth coming into the district. The district has seen a 19.8 percent increase in enrollment in the last seven years, and with numerous housing developments under or nearing construction in the city, the school district could see an influx on another 700-plus students in the future.last_img read more

first_imgSEATTLE — A conservative activist who frequently promotes ballot initiatives sued Washington state on Monday over the constitutionally suspect way lawmakers voted to make it easier to prosecute police for negligent shootings.Tim Eyman filed the lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court four days after lawmakers approved and Gov. Jay Inslee signed a compromise measure backed by both activists and law enforcement groups.The agreement is intended to end years of wrangling over an existing state law that made it nearly impossible to hold officers criminally liable.Amid outrage over questionable police shootings, the organization De-escalate Washington gathered nearly 360,000 signatures for an initiative to the Legislature to change the law by eliminating a requirement that prosecutors prove an officer acted with malice.Under the state Constitution, lawmakers can approve such measures as written; reject or ignore them, in which case they appear on the November ballot; or propose an alternative to appear alongside the original on the ballot.last_img read more

first_imgThe next round is open for Poetry Moves, where Clark County students can submit poetry for display on C-Tran buses.Artstra, the local arts advocacy nonprofit formerly known as Arts of Clark County, is accepting poems from kindergarten to 12th-grade students up to May 1. Participants can submit up to two poems, each of which must be original works and not exceed seven lines.Ten poems will be selected, and will be displayed inside C-Tran buses starting in July.Learn more about the contest, and how to submit, online at read more

Alonso believes that Chelsea deserved to win

first_imgChelsea managed to beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final game yesterday and Marcos Alonso believes that it was a well-deserved win as his team stuck to their game plan and it all worked out well.The full-back insisted that the Blues deserved to lift the trophy as they were the better side against José Mourinho’s Red Devils and their victory was just a result of well-structured and organized game plan.The former Fiorentina player spoke about his side’s win as he said, according to maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I think it was well-deserved. We knew playing this way we were going to suffer but the team defended very well and we scored one of the few chances we had.”“We felt comfortable, even if we suffered a little bit because 90 minutes defending against good players. We stayed compact during the whole game and we helped each other out, so I think it was a much-deserved win.”“It was hard, not only in the second half but in the first half as well. We knew playing this way we were going to suffer and we had to defend a lot but I think we did a great game. We had a plan we executed very well and I’m very happy for the title.”last_img read more

Genesio rues Lyons firsthalf performance

first_imgLyon manager Bruno Genesio felt that his side’s disappointing first-half display cost them a chance of possibly beating Montpellier away on SaturdayLes Gones only really came to life after the break with Nabil Fekir putting them in the lead with a 67th-minute goal as they looked to end 2018 with a five-point advantage over Montpellier.But the hosts, who had a goal ruled out by VAR, soon equalised through a great effort from Rubén Aguilar to settle the score at 1-1.The point left Lyon in third in Ligue 1 and two points above Montpellier in the final Champions League spot having played one more game.“We played two completely different halves,” Genesio told the club website.“We were already on vacation during the first half but had the chance to head into the break scoreless.“We were dominated in the duels, they were more aggressive. We played with more commitment, movement and verticality after the break.Colin Dagba, France,How Dagba become one of PSG’s regulars Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 21-year-old full-back Colin Dagba had a very difficult time to break into professional football, but now he’s one of PSG’s regular players.“We knew how to get back on track and dominate the game. It’s a good performance to draw in Montpellier.“But we can have regrets because we might’ve been able to get a better result by playing a better first half.“This is a good point… The record is satisfactory but we could have a few more points. We lost points foolishly in the league. We are in the top three.”Fekir added: “It’s a logical draw even if we are a little disappointed.“We came back with better intentions after the break… We could have finished the year better.“The season is still long. We need to keep the mindset that we had in the second half.”last_img read more

Matic Players are responsible for form and Mourinhos exit

first_imgNemanja Matic believes Manchester United players are responsible for the club’s current form and Jose Mourinho’s exit.The Portuguese manager lost his job after United’s 3-1 defeat at rivals Liverpool on December 16, with the club making a swift move to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a caretaker boss.The Norwegian’s time in charge began in impressive fashion as he guided them to a 5-1 win at Cardiff on Saturday night.However, the gap between the Red Devils and arch-rivals Liverpool has become massive 19 points behind and Matic insists the players are responsible for their poor performances.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.When asked if the players must take responsibility, Matic told Sky: “Of course. I said this also after the Liverpool game, that we have to take responsibility and do our best to play better and to win games.“I don’t know [what changed at Cardiff]. This is the question no one has an answer to but we are sure this is the way to continue, to fight and we will try to do it.“This is football. In football this happens. We know also it’s not only the manager’s fault when the results are not good.“But this is football and we have to carry on, to fight for the club.”last_img read more

Emile Smith Rowe joins Leipzig

first_imgArsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has joined RB Leipzig on loan until the end of the season.Smith Rowe has impressed at the club this season, scoring three goals from his six first-team appearances, in the UEFA Europa League and Carabao Cup.The 18-year-old has also featured in Premier League matchday squads but is yet to make his league debut.The Gunners confirmed Smith Rowe has made the move in order to gain more playing time on the pitch under his belt.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Emile is a promising young player. This move will get him valuable competitive action which is important as he continues his development,” Arsenal manager Unai Emery said, according to Sky Sports.Smith Rowe joins Reiss Nelson, who’s currently on loan at TSG Hoffenheim, as the second Arsenal player on loan in the Bundesliga.Leipzig currently in fourth place in the German League with 34 points from 19 games.last_img read more

Tuchel left impressed by PSG new boy Paredes

first_imgParis Saint-Germain’s newest signing Leandro Paredes made a positive impression on manager Thomas Tuchel in his first start.Les Parisiens fended off competition from Chelsea for the €45m signing of Paredes from Russian giants Zenit during the January transfer window.The Argentina international’s arrival at PSG couldn’t have been better timed given midfielders Marco Verratti and Lassana Diarra’s current injury problems.Although Paredes’ PSG debut on Sunday proved to be one to forget after making an 11-minute cameo in their 2-1 Ligue 1 defeat at Lyon.The 24-year-old then made his first start and played the full 120 minutes as PSG overcame third-tier side Villefranche to progress to the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France with a 3-0 win.“It was a good opportunity to play Leandro for 60, or 70 minutes — ultimately, he went the full 120,” said Tuchel, according to ESPN.“Obviously, this will have consequences. As he played 120 minutes here, I am not sure if he will be able to play for much more than an hour against Bordeaux this weekend.“Leandro played well — he was very reliable in the middle. He never lost the ball, showed his quality with some passes and was creative. It was not easy, but he showed his quality here.”Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani praised Villefranche for the unexpected challenge they had posed to PSG after keeping the scoreline goalless into extra-time.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…Tuchel brought on Cavani in the second half to break the stubborn Villefranche defence and the Uruguay international delivered by scoring PSG’s third of the game.Julian Draxler and Moussa Diaby were the other scorers with substitute Kylian Mbappe registering two assists.“We were up against a tough Villefranche side, who played very well,” said Cavani. “It was difficult, but we managed to get ourselves out of it.“After we got our first goal, the match was more open. Ultimately, I think that we deserved to win.”Tuchel’s men will next take on Bordeaux on Saturday in Ligue 1 at the Parc Des Princes before heading over to Old Trafford for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie three days later.🆕📷👌@LParedss— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 7, 2019last_img read more

CEO of the Airports Authority John Smith clears up the rumor mill

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppClearing the air again about rumors surrounding the work on the Providenciales airport that it has fall short of funds to the get the job done, CEO of the Airports Authority, John Smith told media that work on the country’s main air gateway is right on schedule and on budget. The work which is estimated at $10 million is expected to expand the airport almost 2 times its original size, stretching it from 51, 000sq. ft to 91,000sq.ft. The expansion is announced for completion by Winter 2014.last_img read more

Winter Storm stealing sand beach erosion on famous strip

first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Providenciales, TCI, January 10, 2017 –  Beach erosion in the midst of this winter storm gone south and one resident sent us troubling images of Coral Beach which is one of the most popular beaches in Providenciales.   The proximity of a lovely coral reef, just steps off of the shoreline is a major attraction in the spot and now almost a foot of the sand is gone.The winter storm today kept us with overcast skies, and there was a rip current warning again today and beach-goers were asked to remain out of the water due to the dangerous conditions.   The warning was reissued late today by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology which also advised that this weather is with us for the rest of the week. #MagneticNewsMedia#TCIWinterStorm Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #TCIWinterStorm Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Illegal immigrants make landfall

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 26, 2017 – Providenciales – Around 11:31pm on Monday 24th July 2017, the Coastal Radar Station operator contacted central after a suspected illegal sloop was detected at 3.3 miles from North West Point.Police and Immigration Officials were dispatched to the area, but by the time they arrived persons had already off the wooden blue boat and it was partially sank. Officers continue to make checks between Malcolm’s Beach and North West Point where several persons were seen and fled into the bushes. One female was apprehended and detained and is being processed by immigration.A continued search is presently ongoing in the areas mentioned above.The communities of the Turks and Caicos Islands are encouraged to contact law enforcement with any information concerning the whereabouts of any illegal migrants or on pending sloop arrivals.Press Release: RTCIPFlast_img read more