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SETI Craziness Continues

first_imgThey have no evidence but need to look busy, so SETI enthusiasts come up with crazier stories to keep public hopes up.Extraterrestrial life could be more common than previously thought, new study says (Fox News Science). How can anyone say that space aliens can be more common than thought, when not one has ever been found? The crazy reason here is that binary stars may have more planets with an earthlike tilt (which seems highly doubtful). As evolutionists, they think “if you build it, they will come”— give aliens a place to live, and they will pop into existence. Why? Because magic powers exist in chemical evolution and natural selection. Why, intelligent life is inevitable! One advocate admits with chagrin, “this is quite optimistic.”NIST’s Light-Sensing Camera May Help Detect Extraterrestrial Life, Dark Matter (NIST). Double or nothing! This article discusses two no-shows in alien searches: aliens and dark matter. Oh, but the new instrument “might” find them in the future:With more than 1,000 sensors, or pixels, NIST’s camera may be useful in future space-based telescopes searching for chemical signs of life on other planets, and in new instruments designed to search for the elusive “dark matter” believed to constitute most of the “stuff” in the universe.‘Are we alone?’ Study refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable (NASA Astrobiology Institute). It’s predictable that the NASA bio-astrology folks are going to be optimistic and imagine lots of habitable worlds for their space buddies. Sure enough, they predict two planets per habitable zone. That multiplies out to gazillions of homes for their cosmic friends to live in.How Long Will It Take to Find Proof of Alien Life? (Space.com). In order to keep public hope alive, SETI believers got together and speculated about how soon space aliens will be found. Some said 10 years; others 20, 35, or within their lifetime. No evidence was offered for any of their imaginative hopes. How can they be called “educated” guesses?But these are all guesses, albeit educated ones, and that showed in how some confronted the question. “I certainly would like to think within my lifetime,” Bill Diamond, president and CEO of the SETI Institute, said. “Hopefully that’s more years than I think, but I absolutely think within my lifetime. Probably in the month of March, and hopefully the discovery comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.“Could the Moon Act As a Fishing Net for Extraterrestrial Life? (Live Science). This dreamer is not even looking for life, but for the “building blocks” of life that might arrive on space debris from other stars and be protected on the moon. “The idea is to consider the moon’s surface as a fishing net for interstellar objects collected over time and potentially deliver building blocks of life from the habitable environments around other stars.” And if the building blocks are different from earth life, they might be pieces of space aliens; perhaps their bellybutton lint.Not All the Hype Is HopefulAmong the news articles about SETI recently, some are depressing:Finding extraterrestrial life ‘probably going to take a long time,’ astronomer says (Fox News Science). One person, Sara Seager, has the opinion that it’s going to take a long time. Talk about raining on a parade.Asteroid Impacts Might Wipe Out Alien Life Around Dwarf Stars (Space.com). Many dwarf stars can’t hold onto their atmospheres. A big wallop might blast away alien’s air, leaving them choking on the surface.Scientists find a spot where no life can survive. That’s bad news for alien hunters (Fox News Science). There’s a volcanic area in Ethiopia where nothing seems to live. We can’t assume aliens can live anywhere.Before We Find Aliens, Humans Need to Figure Ourselves Out (Space.com). That’s the only sensible question in the list. But it’s answered in a non-sensible way. The author worries about how we might contaminate the aliens or enslave them.If you want to figure yourself out, read the Manufacturer’s Manual. (Visited 472 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享33last_img read more

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The “Three Ps” of Evaluating Managed Network Services

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#RWEnterpriseSponsored Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Enterprises are getting more complex with virtualization and the advent of cloud computing – which is leading to changes that are making room for next generation networks. The Strategic Network Group says new networks must be evaluated according to three criteria: portfolios, partners and processes.The 3Ps of Managed Network ServicesView more documents from ReadWriteWeb.Check out our Resource Center for information from Qwest Business.Disclosure: Qwest Business is a ReadWriteWeb sponsorlast_img

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The First Green Building Code

first_imgWith a bold plan to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint, the International Code Council (ICC) has launched a Green Construction Code. This is a first!Having written building code for almost a century, members of the ICC are now entering the world of environmental protection and building sustainability…and in a big way! A recent press release acknowledged that buildings consume about 40% of energy used and produce about the same in carbon emissions. Richard Weiland, CEO of ICC, said, “We believe the time has come for us to develop a code that will stand as a useful and credible regulatory framework for creating a greener commercial building stock.”ICC will not be alone in this effort. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ASTM International will have visible participation in the development of this code as well. In fact, during the announcement, representatives from all three organizations were present. In addition, Weiland made a point of comparing the AIA’s 2030 carbon neutrality goals with the green code initiative.The new code will be called International Green Construction Code (IGCC): Safe and Sustainable by the Book. In fact, it already has a website. This code will be developed by a newly created Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC) appointed by the Board of Directors of ICC. The 28-member committee represents interests across the green building landscape. It has a target date of 2010 for a first draft and will focus mostly on traditional commercial buildings, additions, and alterations. It will address residential construction by referencing the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. It will be coordinated with the other I codes, and will provide criteria to measure compliance.It will use the model code approach that will allow jurisdictions to adopt and will cover energy-use efficiency, water-use efficiency, building materials, indoor air quality, environmental impact, site design, and owner education. It will set minimum and advanced levels of performance written in mandatory language, while still providing both prescriptive and performance solutions. It will account for local conditions such as weather or geographical considerations. It will comply with local, state and federal laws.The committee’s work begins on July 28-30 at the Wyndham O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. Visit the SBTC website for meeting dates and times.last_img read more

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Daily Family Routines Are Daily Learning Opportunities for Young Children

first_imgImage from Pixabay.com, CC0by Mollie Romano, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Juliann Woods, PhD, CCC-SLPWhen providers discuss routines as contexts for early intervention, parents may wonder, “That sounds strange.  Bath times are for bathing! How does that help my child learn?” As team members in early intervention, one of our primary goals is to share the fact that infants and toddlers learn by doing everyday things and gradually taking bigger roles in those activities. Let’s think about a few ways bath time can help children learn:Caregivers can label body parts as they lather up little arms and legs.Older toddlers can start to use the soap and learn to wash up!Babies and toddlers can learn spatial concepts by pouring water in and out of containers.Bath time can lead to back and forth songs and tickle games!Toddlers can practice building with foam bath time blocksDrying off leads to motor opportunities to stand, or to sit with support on a caregiver’s lap while getting a nice snuggle.Like all family routines, a simple activity like bath time will look different for each family. Some families will bathe young infants in the kitchen sink, and others have all the kiddos pile in the tub at once! Those differences bring unique opportunities and steps in the routine that can be built upon. A kitchen sink bath could involve gathering up the towels and soap which provides  opportunities for labeling items or making choices between a pink or green towel. A family bath could include some fun sibling interactions and roles.  Big sis might get a bubble beard from a younger sibling!It is important, though that families are the decision makers about what to target and when.  Families should also understand that routines can be flexible to meet them where they are on a particular day and how their child is developing. Some working families might feel that bath times have to be quick – like a baby car wash!  And that’s ok!  They don’t have to choose bath time as a routine for intervention.  If they do though, they can tailor the strategies and targets to their family’s needs.  For example, they may choose to label some body parts as they wash, two quick peek-a-boo’s with a towel, and then done! On other days where there is more time, Mom or Dad could also play with containers and squirt toys, too! In this way, routines can expand and contract, and be built up as children are ready to take on bigger roles.As we help families make choices about what developmental skills to target and when, a routines matrix, such as the one we shared in the September webinar, may be helpful. It can even serve as a reminder of the possible routines in which to embed learning opportunities, and they are endless.  One family we worked with had a routine when greeting the Walmart online delivery person – a routine straight out of the digital era! The toddler greeted the delivery person, waved bye-bye, then he helped Mom take the groceries out of the bag! As we share information about routines and the ways they expand and contract, families can see that there are opportunities all throughout their day to help their child learn, grow, and have fun, even while putting the groceries away.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells, program coordinator for the MFLN FD Early Intervention team (FDEI).  FDEI aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, onTwitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

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Rams-Patriots will be the 8th Super Bowl rematch

first_imgPittsburgh and Dallas have met three times. Pittsburgh won the first rematch, a 35-31 thriller in Super Bowl 13. Then, 17 years later, Dallas defeated the Steelers 27-17.Other rematches:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges—Redskins 27, Dolphins 17 in Super Bowl 17; a rematch of Miami’s perfection-capping victory in Super Bowl 7.—Giants 21, Patriots 17 in Super Bowl 46; a rematch of New York’s win, which spoiled New England’s run at an undefeated season, four years earlier. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants —Cowboys 30, Bills 13 in Super Bowl 38; a rematch of Dallas’ crushing of the Bills the previous year.—Eagles 41, Patriots 33 in Super Bowl 52; a rematch of New England’s win in Super Bowl 39.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Come together: Super Bowl Sunday, the last stand of live TV Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) stretches during practice for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the New England Patriots, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Today’s game between the Rams and Patriots marks the eighth rematch in Super Bowl history.Good news for the Patriots: The team that won the previous matchup is 4-3. New England defeated the Rams, then in St. Louis, 20-17 back in 2002.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

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Fracture types (1)

first_imgThere are several types of bone fracture, including:Oblique – a fracture which goes at an angle to the axisComminuted – a fracture of many relatively small fragmentsSpiral – a fracture which runs around the axis of the boneCompound – a fracture (also called open) which breaks the skinReview Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img

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Father of girl attacked in viral Facebook video says stop sharing violent

first_imgMatt Thordarson APTN National NewsIf you have scrolled through social media you may have seen a video posted of an assault taking place.Some get millions of views and hundreds of shares.So what can and should be done about them?*Warning, this video contains graphic content*last_img