Un astrophotographe amateur réalise le plus grand panorama interactif du ciel

first_imgUn astrophotographe amateur réalise le plus grand panorama interactif du cielUn Américain de 28 ans, Nick Risinger, a fait plus de 96.500 kilomètres dans le but de créer un panorama du ciel de 360° entièrement interactif. Il s’agit de la plus grande carte de la voûte céleste réalisée à ce jour.La Voie Lactée et ses planètes, étoiles et fascinantes nébuleuses… Le résultat final du panorama interactif réalisé par Nick Risinger, est impressionnant. Ex-directeur de marketing à Seattle, l’Américain a parcouru près de 100.000 kilomètres dans l’ouest des Etats-Unis et en Afrique du Sud pour réaliser cette carte, la plus grande image nocturne et en couleurs du ciel. À lire aussiLune, cigarette électronique et intelligence artificielle, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 3 SeptembrePour ce faire, l’astrophotographe amateur s’est équipé de six appareils photo astronomiques pour enregistrer chaque nuit, depuis mars 2010, entre 20 et 70 clichés sous trois longueurs d’onde différentes. Au total, 37.000 images ont été assemblées pour former ce panorama interactif à 360° de 5.000 mégapixels. La première photographie a été prise dans le désert du Nevada. Puis l’homme, accompagné de son père, s’est rendu dans l’Arizona, au Texas et en Caroline du Nord. A chaque fois, l’endroit privilégié se trouve le plus loin possible de la ville et de la pollution. Quant aux photographies de l’hémisphère sud, celles-ci ont été prises en Afrique du Sud. Nick Risinger s’y est rendu deux fois pour ce projet.A son retour à Seattle, l’Américain a utilisé plusieurs logiciels destinés à l’astrophotographie pour enlever le bruit, superposer les clichés de trois couleurs différentes et assembler scrupuleusement les images selon des repères, pour recréer la voûte céleste.Nick Risinger, qui souhaitait avant tout “éduquer et éclairer les gens sur la beauté naturelle qui les entoure”, a fait très fort. Non seulement son travail est à couper le souffle, mais sa nouvelle carte interactive dépasserait toutes les cartographies professionnelles réalisées jusqu’à présent.L’astrophotographe a déclaré au site Wired : “Je voulais créer quelque chose qui soit une véritable représentation de la façon dont on pourrait voir [le ciel] s’il était 3.000 fois plus brillant”.Le 4 mai 2011 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Virusbarrier le premier antivirus pour iPhone disponible sur lAppStore

first_imgVirusbarrier : le premier antivirus pour iPhone disponible sur l’AppStoreLe premier antivirus pour le smartphone d’Apple est désormais disponible sur la plateforme d’applications AppStore.Pour la première fois, l’iPhone va pouvoir être équipé d’une application antivirus spécialement étudiée pour lui. S’il n’existe pas pour l’instant de logiciel malveillant s’attaquant directement au système d’exploitation du smartphone Apple, l’application VirusBarrier permettra de l’empêcher de servir de vecteur de transport de virus pouvant atteindre votre ordinateur, explique Cerise club.com.Mis au point par l’entreprise de sécurité Intego, qui a également conçu l’antivirus pour les ordinateurs Mac, VirusBarrier analyse des fichiers à la demande, mais ne peut pas exercer une surveillance constante en arrière-plan, à cause de la façon dont est conçu l’OS d’Apple. Dès à présent disponible sur l’AppStore pour 2,39 euros, il offre un an d’abonnement aux définitions de malware. Le 15 juillet 2011 à 14:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bayern Munich want the Champions League – Muller

Bayern Munich want the Champions League – Muller

first_imgBayern Munich forward Thomas Muller believes that they can use the pain of last season’s Champions League semi-final exit to prompt them to glory this time aroundThe Bundesliga champions were eliminated in the last four of last season’s competition at the hands of eventual winners Real Madrid.Now, under new coach Niko Kovac, Bayern are hoping to lift their first European Cup since 2013, when they won against German rivals Borussia Dortmund in the final.“We all know that we could have won the trophy,” Muller told Sport Bild.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are seething with anger and in Niko Kovac we have a new, young and aspiring coach.“Hopefully, this year we will for once have the full squad available from March to May. Everything’s possible for us in that case.”Bayern have been drawn with Ajax, AEK Athens and Benfica in Group E of the 2018/19 Champions League.For now though, the Bavarians will return to action this weekend by hosting Bayer Leverkusen.last_img read more

Police investigating cause of deadly motorcycle crash in Mira Mesa

Police investigating cause of deadly motorcycle crash in Mira Mesa

first_img Posted: December 20, 2017 December 20, 2017 , Updated: 5:58 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Wednesday morning when he lost control and crashed into a parked car in Mira Mesa, police said.The fatal accident happened around 1:10 a.m. in the 8600 block of Westmore Road, a residential street on the north side of the Mira Mesa Community Park, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. The victim was eastbound on a 1999 Suzuki motorcycle when he crashed.“He went into a left hand turn, over-corrected and slid into a parked car on the south side of the road,” Buttle said.The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, Buttle said. Officers from the SDPD Traffic Division were investigating the crash. Police investigating cause of deadly motorcycle crash in Mira Mesa Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Mira Mesa, San Diego Police Department FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

MakeAWish helps 8yearold meet mermaids in Boca Raton

MakeAWish helps 8yearold meet mermaids in Boca Raton

first_imgBOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) – A young girl battling a disease got a chance to meet mermaids thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.Eight-year-old Naomi loves mermaids and always wanted to meet one.With a little help from the foundation, Naomi’s dream came true.The 8-year-old met the mermaids in Boca Raton and even got to join them for a swim.Naomi has been in and out of the hospital for her ongoing blood disorder.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Google viral memo reportedly alleges discrimination against pregnant women

first_imgGoogle employees held a worldwide walkout last year.  Getty A memo written by a Google employee, which alleges she was targeted with discrimination and retaliation during her pregnancy, has gone viral within the company, according to a report Monday by Motherboard. The 2,300-word memo, titled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” was posted on internal message boards at the company and viewed by more than 10,000 people, Motherboard said. The document, which was posted by Motherboard with the author’s name redacted, says the writer’s manager had made inappropriate comments about pregnant women in the past. When the writer — who was also a manager — reported her own manager to human resources, she reportedly experienced retaliation. When the writer was getting ready to go on maternity leave herself, she says her boss said she wouldn’t be guaranteed her managerial role when she returned. “I’m sharing this statement because I hope it informs needed change in how Google handles discrimination, harassment and retaliation,” the memo reads. “Also, if anything similar has happened to you, know that you’re not alone.”Google on Monday didn’t address the memo, but said it doesn’t condone retaliation. “We prohibit retaliation in the workplace and publicly share our very clear policy,” a Google spokeswoman said in a statement. “To make sure that no complaint raised goes unheard at Google, we give employees multiple channels to report concerns, including anonymously, and investigate all allegations of retaliation.”Google has faced allegations of retaliation in the past. In November, Google employees held a massive walkout over the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations targeted at key executives. Two of the walkout organizers, Claire Stapleton and Meredith Whittaker, said they faced retaliation from management for their organizing efforts. Stapleton departed the company in June and Whittaker left last month.  Post a comment 0 Tags Share your voice Google Alphabet Inc. Tech Industrylast_img read more

Russo brothers debunk Avengers Endgame Easter Egg

first_img 32 Photos Share your voice Tags They claimed that Richard Rider, a member of intergalactic police force Nova Corps, shows up in that enormous final battle between Marvel’s heroes and Thanos’ crew. TV and Movies Comment It was all a bit of fun. Marvel Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have pretty much revealed everything they could about Avengers: Endgame, which is now out for home viewing. Or have they?In a video interview with Wired magazine, the brothers told viewers to look for a face that’s familiar to some comic book readers. First published Aug. 19, 2:46 p.m. PT.Update, 4:49 p.m.: Adds Joe Russo confirmed the Richard Rider easter egg was a “joke” that got out of hand.center_img Everything that happens in Avengers: Endgame’s deleted scenes Avengers: Endgame is streaming. Here are the directors’ best reveals Avengers: Endgame deleted scene reveals possible Gamora spoiler Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit More on Marvel 1 “You will see Richard Rider in the background of a shot,” admits Joe Russo. “Easter egg.”But actually, he doesn’t. In a subsequent interview with ComicBook, Joe Russo said the claim Richard Rider appeared in Avengers: Endgame was a “a joke on our part.”So Rider doesn’t appear in the movie after all. Shame. The Russos also discuss other movie issues, some of which they’ve addressed previously. People who were snapped away but then brought back don’t age during the time away, which is why Peter Parker is still in high school (though presumably a batch of his original classmates have graduated).And the brothers said “pass” on a major question many viewers might have: “Why did you kill Tony Stark?” C’mon, fans, it’s time to move on.This isn’t the only Avengers: Endgame Easter egg that’s been touched on. Earlier this month, fans said they spotted Spider-Gwen in Avengers: Endgame, or at least a nod to her, in the scene where Peter and Ned reunite at school. Marvel The Avengerslast_img read more

Nanomotor guided inside a living cell using a magnetic field

Nanomotor guided inside a living cell using a magnetic field

first_img © 2018 Medical Xpress Citation: Nanomotor guided inside a living cell using a magnetic field (2018, April 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-nanomotor-cell-magnetic-field.html Journal information: Advanced Materials Explore further Schematic of the nanorobot moving through a living cell. Credit: Advanced Materials (2018). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201800429 As medical scientists continue to look for new ways to study living beings, many are studying the possibility of putting miniature objects inside of a living organism that can carry drugs or perform actions such as blocking blood vessels that feed tumors. Some have taken the science even further by creating objects small enough to fit inside a single cell. Such objects could conceivably carry drugs directly to individual parts of a cell. But, as the researchers with this new effort report, prior efforts have resulted in disruption to the cell, preventing the use of such devices. They report that they have now developed a nanomotor that can be guided to desired locations inside of a cell without causing disruptions.The nanomotor was made mostly of silica, the team reports, but was covered with a very thin iron film to allow for control by magnetism. The nanomotor is shaped like a corkscrew, which means when it spins, it moves forward. A spinning external coil that generated a magnetic field induced the nanomotor to spin. Slight changes in the angle of the magnetic field caused the nanomotor to turn in desired directions.The researchers made several of the nanomotors in different sizes and tested them in different types of cells, some of which were from cancerous tumors. They report that the smallest (250-nanometer) nanomotors offered the most flexibility for movement inside of the cells. To prove just how well they could steer a nanomotor inside of a cell, the team directed one along a path that outlined the letters “M” and “N.” They acknowledge that their tiny motors are still in the early stages of development, but suggest their design is likely to lead to applications in drug delivery, or even nano-surgery.center_img More information: Malay Pal et al. Maneuverability of Magnetic Nanomotors Inside Living Cells, Advanced Materials (2018). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201800429AbstractSpatiotemporally controlled active manipulation of external micro‐/nanoprobes inside living cells can lead to development of innovative biomedical technologies and inspire fundamental studies of various biophysical phenomena. Examples include gene silencing applications, real‐time mechanical mapping of the intracellular environment, studying cellular response to local stress, and many more. Here, for the first time, cellular internalization and subsequent intracellular manipulation of a system of helical nanomotors driven by small rotating magnetic fields with no adverse effect on the cellular viability are demonstrated. This remote method of fuelling and guidance limits the effect of mechanical transduction to cells containing external probes, in contrast to ultrasonically or chemically powered techniques that perturb the entire experimental volume. The investigation comprises three cell types, containing both cancerous and noncancerous types, and is aimed toward analyzing and engineering the motion of helical propellers through the crowded intracellular space. The studies provide evidence for the strong anisotropy, heterogeneity, and spatiotemporal variability of the cellular interior, and confirm the suitability of helical magnetic nanoprobes as a promising tool for future cellular investigations and applications. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Engineers build world’s smallest, fastest nanomotor A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore has developed a type of nanomotor that can be guided inside of a living cell using an external magnetic field. In their paper published in the journal Advanced Materials, the group describes their nanomotor, how it works, and possible uses for it.last_img read more

Do Robots and AI Deserve Rights

first_img 6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 16, 2017 This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global When it comes to robot-human relations, the conversation typically centers on the welfare of the sentient. Science fiction paints us as petrified by our own creations; fears of a bot planet have influenced everything from Asimov’s “Laws of Robotics” to HAL 9000’s homicidal impulses to Skynet’s global genocide.These human-centric anxieties are understandable. However, as our assorted bots and bits gain skills and personalities, should they be afforded some form of protection from us? It’s a question people are starting to seriously ponder.Last month, the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee issued a report on the use and creation of robots and artificial intelligence (AI). It recommended creating a form of “electronic personhood” that would afford rights and responsibilities to the most advanced forms of AI.Many surely bristle at the concept of “rights” being awarded to software. While AI is increasingly capable of performing specific tasks, it’s not complex enough to have an opinion on how it is treated. It’s completely reasonable to ask if robo-rights is even a debate worth having right now. Indeed, humanity has far more immediate concerns on its plate (the humans of the European parliament in particular), but the era of personhood-worthy bots isn’t as far off into the crazy super future as you might think.While the human-like AI long promised by science fiction has thus far failed to materialize, researchers around the globe are hard at work turning it into reality. I don’t expect to see anything resembling Star Trek’s Data or Rosie from The Jetsons in the immediate future, but I wouldn’t be surprised to meet them in my lifetime: History has shown time and again that technology — particularly information technology — doesn’t just improve incrementally, it rockets forward exponentially. Consider some of modern AI’s very impressive feats and try to imagine what it will be able to accomplish in 10, 20 or 30 years.I can’t say for sure what robots or AI of the future will be able to do. But I can say that if robot ethics doesn’t rise to the level of a serious concern for society, then — at the very least — robot etiquette should.The AI among usThe average reasonably connected person in the developed world has probably interacted with modern AI in the form of increasingly capable chatbots or digital assistants (Alexa, Siri, Cortana etc.). But most AI remains hidden below the virtual surface.A sub-field of AI known as “machine learning” is particularly promising — this discipline is interested in creating algorithms that improve at tasks over time to come to original conclusions. There are even algorithms that are able to re-write their own source code in limited scenarios. Taken together, the most advanced algorithms could be said to form a unique identity.The question then becomes: Will we ever reach a point where this uniqueness rises to the level of being a personality worthy of protection? Few would argue that personhood should be awarded to, say, your smartphone’s OS. But your device (including all its the networked cloud resources) has a completely unique character unlike any other piece of software. Your phone remembers the Wi-Fi sources it routinely connects to, it learns your commuting habits based on GPS and even uses algorithms to learn the nuances of your voice commands (it’s how Siri and Google get better at understanding your voice over time).We can delete all or part of this data and not feel any emotional response. However, we will probably experience a deeper form of attachment if this data takes a physical, touchable form. Humans are inclined to relate to physical objects, no matter how “dumb” they are — people personify stuffed animals, name their cars or feel bad when their Roomba (one of the dumbest robots you can buy) gets stuck in a corner.While the gap between the robots we were promised and those we have is even more extreme than the one between promised and actual AI, the field is improving at a frighteningly rapid pace. This development is important to our discussion because it is far less emotionally taxing to “pull the plug” on a text-based chatbot, no matter how advanced, than it would be on a machine with a discernable face.It might be decades before technology forces us to truly confront the issue robot rights, but the debate surrounding the ethics of how we treat machines is probably worth having right now.Recently, I interviewed Dr. Kate Darling, a robot ethicist from MIT’s Media Lab as part of our streaming interview series and podcast, The Convo. While Darling isn’t quite on board with electronic personhood (at least not yet), she is interested in how humans interact with their technology and believes our choices are ultimately a reflection of us.”The one thing that does separate robots from other machines is that we tend to treat them like their alive,” explains Darling. “I think that there’s a Kantian philosophical argument to be made. So Kant’s argument for animal rights was always about us and not about the animals. Kant didn’t give a shit about animals. He thought ‘if we’re cruel to animals, that makes us cruel humans.’ And I think that applies to robots that are designed in a lifelike way and we treat like living things. We need to ask what does it do to us to be cruel to these things and from a very practical standpoint — and we don’t know the answer to this — but it might literally turn us into crueler humans if we get used to certain behaviors with these lifelike robots.”While science fiction has gotten a lot wrong in its predictions of what the robo-future would look like, it does provide a laboratory of the imagination. Would you rather live in, say, a Westworld universe filled with humans who feel free to rape and maim the park’s mechanical inhabitants, or on the deck of Star Trek: The Next Generation, where advanced robots are treated as equals? The humans of one world seem a lot more welcoming than the other, don’t they?So, when it comes to the question of how we interact with our creations, maybe we should be less concerned with determining their personhood than we are with defining our humanity. Register Now »last_img read more

Global Medical carts Market Business Overview Status and Prospect Forecast 2019

Global Medical carts Market Business Overview Status and Prospect Forecast 2019

first_imgMicellar Water Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2671916?utm_source=Anil&utm_medium=HTN Medical carts are designed to keep medical supplies organized and generally increase efficiency in hospitals.This report focuses on the Medical Carts in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.The worldwide market for Medical Carts is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly xx% over the next five years, will reach xx million US$ in 2023, from xx million US$ in 2017, according to a new GIR (Global Info Research) study. About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. Contact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail : help@bigmarketresearch.com Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into Anesthesia Carts Emergency Carts Procedure Carts Others There are 15 Chapters to deeply display the global Medical Carts market.Chapter 1, to describe Medical Carts Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;Chapter 2, to analyze the top manufacturers of Medical Carts, with sales, revenue, and price of Medical Carts, in 2016 and 2017;Chapter 3, to display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2016 and 2017;Chapter 4, to show the global market by regions, with sales, revenue and market share of Medical Carts, for each region, from 2013 to 2018;Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to analyze the market by countries, by type, by application and by manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries in these regions;Chapter 10 and 11, to show the market by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2013 to 2018;Chapter 12, Medical Carts market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2018 to 2023;Chapter 13, 14 and 15, to describe Medical Carts sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers, Research Findings and Conclusion, appendix and data source Get a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2671916?utm_source=Anil&utm_medium=HTN We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. Table of Contents 1 Market Overview 1.1 Medical Carts Introduction 1.2 Market Analysis by Type 1.2.1 Anesthesia Carts 1.2.2 Emergency Carts 1.2.3 Procedure Carts 1.2.4 Others 1.3 Market Analysis by Applications 1.3.1 Anesthesia Carts 1.3.2 Emergency Carts 1.3.3 Procedure Carts 1.3.4 Others 1.4 Market Analysis by Regions 1.4.1 North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) 1.4.1.1 United States Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.1.2 Canada Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.1.3 Mexico Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2 Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy) 1.4.2.1 Germany Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2.2 France Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2.3 UK Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2.4 Russia Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2.5 Italy Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3 Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia) 1.4.3.1 China Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3.2 Japan Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3.3 Korea Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3.4 India Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3.5 Southeast Asia Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4 South America, Middle East and Africa 1.4.4.1 Brazil Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4.2 Egypt Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4.3 Saudi Arabia Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4.4 South Africa Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4.5 Nigeria Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.5 Market Dynamics 1.5.1 Market Opportunities 1.5.2 Market Risk 1.5.3 Market Driving Force Top Manufacturers: AFC Industries, Ergotron, Inc, ITD GmbH, Enovate Medical, JACO Inc., Advantech Co., Ltd, Harloff Manufacturing Co., Medline Industries Inc., Hergo Ergonomic Support Systems, Inc., Performance Health, Others Enquiry before Buy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2671916?utm_source=Anil&utm_medium=HTN Market Segment by Type, covers Anesthesia Carts Emergency Carts Procedure Carts Otherslast_img read more

The Physics of Mississippi Flood Control

The Physics of Mississippi Flood Control

first_imgIt’s amazing how you can live close to something for such a long time, but never really see it. In my case, it’s the Bonnet Carré Spillway. It’s basically an overflow valve for the Mississippi River just upriver from New Orleans. When the river level gets dangerously high, the spillway is opened. This allows some of the river water to be diverted and instead of flowing downstream, it goes into Lake Pontchartrain. The spillway doesn’t open all that often, but this year it was opened twice, the first time in its history that that has happened.It’s kind of a big deal when they open up this spillway. Oh sure, I’ve seen the water rushing through the trees as I drive over it on the interstate—but that was about it. Well, until recently. I decided to make the trek down there with my younger son. It was fun. Now I can check this spillway off my “to do” list.But wait! This is a great opportunity for some real-world physics homework and estimation problems. Don’t worry. I’m going to get you started. I’ll give you some basic data on the spillway and then do two estimations for you. After that, you are on your own. Actually, I will start off with this video showing the spillway. It’s not perfect, but this is from our trip to the spillway—also, you can see what this thing looks like.[embedded content]Oh, you can even see a jumping asian carp in this short clip. From that video, you could get a rough estimate of the flow rate—but I’m going to give it to you anyway along with some other important facts. Rhett AllainNotice the fraction of 3600 seconds divided by 1 hour? Since 3600 seconds is equal to 1 hour, this fraction is just 1. If you multiply any number by one, you get the same thing. This is important. Although the numerical value will change, the actual value doesn’t change. It’s just a different number in different units, but the same actual amount. That’s the key to unit conversions.In order to calculate the rainfall in Ohio, it’s just one more unit conversion. What if I convert volume units from cubic feet to inches per Ohio? Yes, I can do that by multiplying by “1” again. I’m not going to write the whole thing out, I’m just going to list my conversions.1 Ohio = 208×230 square miles (approximately).1 mile = 5280 feet. Note, you have to do this conversion twice to go from square miles to square feet.12 inches = 1 foot.This gives a rain rate of 0.067 Ohio-inches per day. Yes, Ohio-inches is a unit of volume. If you convert the time part to months (assume 28 days), this would be 1.87 Ohio-inches per month. That seems fair. Oh! But remember that much of the rain that falls in Ohio wouldn’t make it to Louisiana. Some of it would evaporate, some goes into the ground, and some gets used by humans. I don’t know the percent of rain that makes it to the river, so I will just leave my answer alone. The spillway is 7000 feet long (2134 meters for non-Imperials).There are 350 “bays” that can be opened with each bay 20 feet wide (6.1 meters).The maximum flow capacity is 250,000 cubic feet per second of water flow (you can convert this to m3/s as a homework question).The floodway (the part of land that becomes a temporary river) is 5.7 miles long. At the Mississippi river side, the floodway is 7700 feet wide. When it gets to Lake Pontchartrain, the floodway is 12,400 feet wide.Finally, here is a nice table that shows the number of spillway bays open on different days. For the video above (when I visited), there were 138 bays open.How much power could you get from the spillway?Suppose this spillway was some type of hydroelectric generator? How much power could you get from it? Let me start with the physics. If you take some water with a mass of m and drop it a height h, it will have a change in gravitational potential energy. This change in energy can be expressed as:Rhett AllainIn this expression, g is the local gravitational field with a value of about 9.8 Newtons per kilogram. If you just drop some water, this change in gravitational potential energy will make the water increase in speed to give it an equal amount of change in kinetic energy. However, if you have some type of generator you can use this energy to power stuff—like your phone or some other electric device. But what about the power? Power is a measure of how quickly something produces energy. That means it not only depends on energy, but also time. Here is an expression for the power.Rhett AllainNow let’s say that this water is pouring over the spillway at a flow rate of f in cubic meters per second (yes, the spillway page gives this in cubic feet per second). With the density of water (ρ), I can find the mass of water falling per second as ρf. Using this with the change in gravitational energy and the definition of power, I get:Rhett AllainWait! What is that e? I added that in there—it’s the efficiency. Surely you don’t think that all of the energy from that falling water will go into useful stuff, do you? Let’s say that this hydroelectric generator is just 25 percent efficient (so e = 0.25). That can account for the amount of water that doesn’t pass through the generator as well as the energy lost in the power conversion process. I’ll put all these values together in a python calculator (that way you can change the values and re-run it). Here is the result (just click the pencil icon to edit the code).[embedded content]With my estimates, that’s a power output of 11.9 megawatts. Just for comparison, most nuclear power plants produce at least 100 times more power than this spillway generator. Oh, and it will probably be open for about a month. But it’s still a fun estimate.How much rain is in this spillway?Just to be clear, the spillway is open because of rain and snow melt (but mostly rain in this case). It rains somewhere in the Mississippi river basin (which is huge) and some of this rain water ends up in Louisiana. So, the real question. Suppose it rains in Ohio. How much rain would need to fall on the whole state in one day such that you get the current flow rate at the spillway (86,000 cubic feet per second)?At first pass, this is a flow rate problem. Imagine this: A bunch of water enters Ohio and then leaves through the spillway. What’s the difference between the entry and exit? The cross-sectional area is the difference. In Ohio, this area is the size of the whole state. So, let’s approach this problem from the backend. I already know the flow rate at the spillway. I can use this to calculate the total volume of water that passes in one day. This volume of water will then be spread over the state of Ohio to calculate the rainfall.Step one is to convert the flow rate in units of cubic feet per second to cubic feet per day. Yes, I’m using imperial units—but only because I’m dealing with a state in the US. I would do the same for the only other two imperial unit countries: Liberia and Myanmar. So, this is really just a unit conversion problem. The key to unit conversions is to just multiply by the fraction (1/1). Here, let me show you.center_img HomeworkNow it’s your turn. Here are some questions for you to consider.If the spillway is fully open (all bays open), what percent of the Mississippi river would be diverted through the spillway? Yes, you will either need to estimate the flow rate of the Mississippi, or look it up.Suppose Lake Pontchartrain was completely empty. How long would it take to fill up the lake using just the Bonnet Carré spillway?How deep is the floodway? Hint: use the dimensions of the spillway along with the flow rate. Double hint: it should be deeper on the side of the river.If the spillway is open for 30 days, estimate the change in salt water content (the salinity) of Lake Pontchartrain. Here—this might be useful.last_img read more

Glitch hits 25 million apps secures 30M in funding and is now

first_imgGlitch, the web apps creating tool, has made a series of major announcements yesterday. Glitch is a tool that lets you code full-stack apps right in the browser, where they’re instantly deployed. Glitch, formerly known as Fog Creek Software, is an online community where people can upload projects and enable others to remix them. Creating web apps with Glitch is as easy as working on Google Docs. The Glitch community reached a milestone by hitting 2.5 million free and open apps, more than the number in Apple’s app store. Many apps on Glitch are decidedly smaller, simpler, and quicker to make on average focused on single-use things. Since all apps are open source, others can then remix the projects into their own creations. Glitch raises $30M with a vision of being a healthy, responsible company Glitch has raised $30M in a Series A round funding from a single investor, Tiger Global. The round closed in November 2018, but Anil Dash, CEO of Glitch said he wanted to be able to show people that the company did what it said it would do, before disclosing the funding to the public; the company has grown twice in size since. Glitch is not your usual tech startup. The policies, culture, and creative freedom offered are unique. Their motto is to be a simple tool for creating web apps for people and teams of all skill levels, while fostering a friendly and creative community and a different kind of company aiming to set the standard for thoughtful and ethical practices in tech. The company is on track for building one of the friendliest, most inclusive, and welcoming social platforms on the internet. They’re built with sustainability in mind, are independent, privately held, and transparent and open in business model and processes. They are building a healthy, responsible company and have shared their inclusion statistics, and benefits like salary transparency, paid climate leave (consists upto 5 consecutive work days taken at employee’s discretion, for extreme weather), full parental leave and more in a public handbook. This handbook is open-sourced so anyone, anytime, anywhere can see how the company runs day to day. Because this handbook is made in Glitch, users can remix it to get their own copy that is customizable. As the community and the company have grown, they have also invested significantly in diversity, inclusion, and tech ethics. On the gender perspective, 47% of the company identifies as cisgender women, 40% identify as cisgender men, 9% identify as non-binary/gender non-conforming/questioning and 4% did not disclose. On the race and ethnicity front, the company is 65% white, 7% Asian, 11% black, 4% Latinx, 11% two or more races and 2% did not disclose. Meanwhile, 29% of the company identifies as queer and 11% of people reported having a disability. Their social platform, Anil notes has no wide-scale abuse, systematic misinformation, or surveillance-based advertising. The company wants to, “prove that a group of people can still create a healthy community, a successful business, and have a meaningful impact on society, all while being ethically sound.” A lot of credit for Glitch and it’s inclusion policies goes to Anil Dash, the CEO. As pointed by Kimberly Bryant, who is the founder of BlackGirlsCode, “’A big reason for Glitch’s success and vision though is Anil. This “inclusion mindset” starts at the top and I think that is evidenced by the companies and founders who get it right.” Karla Monterroso, CEO Code2040 says, “It becomes about operationalizing strategy. About creating actual inclusion. About how you intentionally build a diverse team and an org that is just.” Dash notes, “It’s the entire team working together. Buy-in at every level of the organization, people being brave enough to be vulnerable, all doing the hard work of self-reflection & not being defensive. And knowing we’re only getting started.” Other community members and tech experts have also appreciated Dash’s resilience into building an open source, sustainable, inclusive platform. People have also used it for activist purposes and highly recommend it. Glitch now on VSCode offering real-time code collab Glitch is also available in Visual Studio Code allowing everyone from beginners to experts to code.  Features include real-time collaboration, code rewind, and live previews. This feature is available in preview; users can download the Glitch VS Code extension on the Visual Studio Marketplace. Features include: Rewind: look back through code history, rollback changes, and see files as they were in the past with a diff. Console: Open the console and run commands directly on Glitch container. Logs: See output in logs just like on Glitch. Debugger: make use of the built-in Node debugger to inspect full-stack code. Source: Medium For now the company is dedicated solely to building out Glitch and release specialized and powerful features for businesses later this year. Read Next How do AWS developers manage Web apps? Introducing Voila that turns your Jupyter notebooks to standalone web applications PayPal replaces Flow with TypeScript as their type checker for every new web applast_img read more

iPhone can be hacked via a legitlooking malicious lightning USB cable worth

iPhone can be hacked via a legitlooking malicious lightning USB cable worth

first_imgWhile our phones are running low on battery, we do not think twice before inserting a USB to charge it. Also, while transferring files to and fro other devices, we consider the simple wire as benign. Recently, in a demonstration at DefCon 27, a hacker by the online handle MG infected a simple iPhone USB lightning cable with “a small Wi-Fi-enabled implant, which, when plugged into a computer, lets a nearby hacker run commands as if they were sitting in front of the screen”, TechCrunch reports. Per Motherboard, MG made these cables by hand, painstakingly modifying real Apple cables to include the implant. MG told Motherboard, “It looks like a legitimate cable and works just like one. Not even your computer will notice a difference. Until I, as an attacker, wirelessly take control of the cable.” These dummy cables named as “O.MG cables” are visually indistinguishable from the original cables. They also work similar to an original piece, allowing users to charge their devices via USB or transfer files from their iOS devices. The hacker not only showcased the infected cable at DefCon but has also put these similar cables on sale for $200. “There has been a lot of interest and support behind this project,” MG says on his blog, “and lots of requests on how to acquire a cable. That’s a great feeling!” Once the cable is plugged into a device, it enables an attacker to mount a wireless hijack of the computer. “Once plugged in, an attacker can remotely control the affected computer to send realistic-looking phishing pages to a victim’s screen, or remotely lock a computer screen to collect the user’s password when they log back in,” TechCrunch writes. “In the test with Motherboard, MG connected his phone to a wifi hotspot emanating out of the malicious cable in order to start messing with the target Mac itself. MG typed in the IP address of the fake cable on his own phone’s browser and was presented with a list of options, such as opening a terminal on my Mac. From here, a hacker can run all sorts of tools on the victim’s computer”, Motherboard’s Joseph Cox writes. On being asked how close an attacker should be plugged in device, MG said, “I’m currently seeing up to 300 feet with a smartphone when connecting directly.” “A hacker could use a stronger antenna to reach further if necessary. But the cable can be configured to act as a client to a nearby wireless network. And if that wireless network has an internet connection, the distance basically becomes unlimited.” he added. Now MG wants to get the cables produced as a legitimate security tool; he said the company Hak5 is onboard with making that happen. These cables would be made from scratch rather than modified Apple ones, according to Motherboard. MG said, “Apple cables are simply the most difficult to do this to, so if I can successfully implant one of these, then I can usually do it to other cables.” How can one avoid getting tricked by the dummy USB lightning cables? Users should ensure they do not go by the looks of the external packaging if any random cable is simply lying around. One should also avoid accepting unsolicited chargers, USB dongles, or similar components as gifts from people they do not trust. Also, one should avoid borrowing chargers from people they do not know. While purchasing any tech component, users should choose from legit sources online or from any physical ensured locations where the packaging hasn’t been tampered with. While out in public places, one should always ensure their devices, cables, USB dongles, and other components are nearby and secure. A user on HackerNews is infuriated over why major vendors like Windows, macOS, and Linux have not implemented these basic precautions “It’s a severe discredit to the major operating system vendors that plugging in a USB stick can still compromise a system.” The user further adds, “If a USB device identifies itself as a keyboard, the system shouldn’t accept its keystrokes until either that keyboard has typed the user’s login password, or the user uses a different input device to authorize it. If it identifies itself as a storage device, the filesystem driver should be hardened. If it identifies itself as an obscure 90s printer with a buggy driver written in C, it should prompt the user to confirm the device type before it loads the driver.”Another user on HackerNews wondered how one could ensure the cables sold online are legitimate; he writes, “Even more frightening, people selling them as seemingly legitimate cables on Amazon? People will pay you and you get a new botnet. How many could you sell before it’s discovered? How can I, as a consumer, even tell? Amazon will even allow you to sell your malcable under the Apple brand.” To know more about this news in detail, head over to Motherboard complete report. Read Next Google Project Zero reveals six “interactionless” bugs that can affect iOS via Apple’s iMessage Google’s Project Zero reveals several serious zero-day vulnerabilities in a fully remote attack surface of the iphone Apple Card, iPhone’s new payment system, is now available for select userslast_img read more

Tropical Storm Boris downgraded after affecting close to 100000 in Guatemala

Tropical Storm Boris downgraded after affecting close to 100000 in Guatemala

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May Caribbean, Northern zone residents get a break from the rain, but that could change on Wednesday El Niño in Costa Rica: We haven’t seen the worst of it yet, say experts ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Patricia threatens Mexico coast TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ — A storm named Boris lingering off Mexico’s west coast was downgraded to a tropical depression on Wednesday, but is still packing heavy rains that could cause deadly flash floods and mudslides.The warning from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Boris could dump as much as 20 inches (50 cm) of rain in some parts of the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. Boris was expected to make landfall later Wednesday, according to the center’s tracking map.The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of almost 55 kilometers (35 miles) per hour, down slightly from Tuesday. It was still moving toward the north at seven kilometers (five miles) per hour.But Boris is expected to weaken later Wednesday.In Guatemala, rough weather produced a landslide that killed five people near the Mexican border on Saturday.The national disaster relief agency said as many as 100,000 people have been affected by bad weather that has caused damage to homes and roads. Schools have also been closed in parts of Guatemala.Last week, the remnants of Hurricane Amanda were blamed for three deaths in Guerrero and the neighboring state of Michoacan. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

3 Nights Free on 7night Fiji cruises Sale Extended

3 Nights Free on 7night Fiji cruises Sale Extended

first_imgSmall ship cruise specialists, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji, has extended its ‘Three Nights Free Sail’, until 31 March 2019 with travel valid until 31 March 2020 including over school holiday periods. Book any seven-night Fiji cruise and save up to FJ$2110.00 per person, twin share.Captain Cook Cruises Fiji’s seven-night itineraries include the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands cruise which departs every Tuesday and Saturday and the 4 Cultures Discovery or Colonial Discovery cruises which depart one a month on alternate months.The seven-night Yasawa Islands and Mamanuca cruise discovers the beauty of the Southern and Northern Yasawa Island group and cruises through the spectacular passage from Yaqeta Island to the Yasawa’s northern reaches.  The cruise visits the islands of Waya, Naviti Sacred Islands, the private island of Tivua, the Sawa-l-Lau limestone caves and the blue lagoon and Mononki – the island where Tom Hank’s movie Castaway was filmed.The seven nights 4 Cultures Discovery cruise circumnavigates Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island and visits four distinctive Fijian cultures including Ellice Islanders (Polynesians), Banabans (Micronesia), Fijians and Indians.  The cruise visits the islands of Kioa, Rabi, Labasa Town, Kia Island and the world’s third longest barrier reef, “The Great Sea Reef”.Scheduled departure dates for 4 Cultures Discovery Cruise include 1 January, 7 May, 2 July and 3 September 2019 and 7 Jan 2020.Captain Cook Cruises seven nights Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise reveals the unique history, art and culture of the Northern Fiji Islands and allows passengers the ultimate experience of ‘standing’ on the 180th Meridian, the natural dateline. The cruise also visits the recent UNESCO, Heritage listed old capital of Levuka on the islands of Ovalau, Taveuni, the garden island and Savusavu, a town of hot springs and Pearl farms.2019 and 2020 departure dates for the Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise include 5 February, 2 April, 4 June, 3 August, 1 October 2019 and 4 February 2020.All cruises are aboard newly refurbished small ship, MV Reef Endeavour, which explores parts of Fiji larger ships cannot get to. Visiting remote villages, churches and schools and partake in traditional village sevusevu ceremonies and Meke and Lovo feasts.Experience the underwater world with daily swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling and glass bottom boating over amazing coral reefs. The ship is equipped with a hydraulic platform ensuring boarding and disembarking the glass bottom boating is easy.Try mind blowing scuba diving operated by Viti Water Sports, a PADI5 Star Dive Centre Dive with two dives offered daily and always in different locations.On-board be pampered at the ships Senikai Day Spa, relax on the sun deck by the jacuzzi or pool, work out in the mini-gym, play a game in the lounge or grab a cocktail at the pool bar and watch the breathtaking scenery pass by.Enjoy mouthwatering cuisine including buffet breakfasts, alfresco lunches, casual barbecues and table d’hote dinners. All food is prepared on board from fresh local and imported produce.A complimentary Kids Club is available for children 5 -9 years where children can make new friends, have lots of fun and learn about and experience the Fijian culture. Kids Club operates between 9.00am and 12noon, 2.00pm to 5.00pm and from 6.00pm and 9.00pm.The ‘Three Nights Free’ cruise sale is valid on all room categories including “A” Tabua Suites, “B” and “C” Ocean Staterooms and “D” Porthole Cabins and on sale until 31 March 2019 with travel valid until 31 March 2020.Prices for the ‘Three nights Free Sail’ for all seven-night cruises start from FJ$3195 per adult twin share, normally FJ$5305 per adult twin share and FJ$1000 per child (5-17 years) sharing with an adult, normally FJ$1660 per child sharing with an adult.All fares include shipboard accommodation, all meals, guided village, school and island tours, snorkelling and glass bottom boat excursions, daily island stopovers and water activities, hikes and Kayak safaris, on board entertainment, kids club (5-9 yrs), onboard Wi-Fi, 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar, post cruise transfers to Nadi and Denarau hotels and Nadi airport and use of the ship’s facilities including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, mini gym, sun deck, cocktail bar and library.For further information and bookings visit www.captaincookcruisesfiji.com or contact your local travel agent.For further information and bookings, please contact Captain Cook Cruises on T: +61 9126 8160 or from within Australia: 1300 To Fiji (86 3454), Email: fiji@captaincookcruisesfiji.com or visit www.captaincookcruisesfiji.comFor media enquiries contact: Brooke Tolar, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji, M: 0411 553 246, Email: pr@captaincookcruisesfiji.com for high res images click on http://www.captaincookcruisesfiji.com/fiji-images/default.htmThe post 3 Nights Free on 7-night Fiji cruises Sale Extended!!! appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Havana Cuba With th

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Havana, CubaWith the opening of relations between the US and Cuba, the colourful Cuban culture of Havana is going to be at the top of everyone’s bucket lists (accommodation for 2016 already selling out!). Sales to Cuba tripled during 2015 as travellers rush to see the Caribbean Island before the hordes arrive. Discussions are underway for allowing regularly scheduled flights between the two countries and Mastercard has already partnered with a Florida bank to make ATM transactions work in Cuba. Dine in a paladare, explore the colonial alleyways or take a classic selfie with the antique American cars that line the streets.Isfahan, IranIran is preparing itself for a ‘tsunami’ of foreign tourists in 2016 according to Vice-President Masoud Soltanifar and Iranian officials have quoted an expected “20 million tourists by 2025”. The forecast comes as global relations improve with the Middle Eastern country, meaning Iran’s Islamic architecture, uncrowded beaches and traditional Persian cuisine will likely top the list of next years must see destinations.Photo credit: Golden Eagle Luxury TrainsMumbai, IndiaWith India’s economy expecting to keep booming in 2016, it only makes sense that the country’s powerhouse of finance, film, food and festivals will see a lift in tourism. The ‘Maximum City’ is being smart with its buck, investing its money in ways that will boost its travel sector; the airport has a new terminal, an air-conditioned monorail is now ready to ride, and next year the world’s tallest residential building will be unveiled. For those needing a break from the lively city, simply duck down to the hippie haven of Goa.Photo credit: Nomads SecretsRio de Janeiro, BrazilIf your still regretting missing the Football World Cup in 2014? Never fear, because Brazil will be centre stage with the 2016 summer Olympics this August. While a trip for the Olympics seems like the ultimate for sports fanatics, expect Brazil – and the green coast of Rio Verde especially – to be trending before and after the games as well.Quito, EcuadorEcuador is fast becoming a hotspot for globe-trotters seeking an ‘authentic’ adventure travel experience, but also want the comforts of luxury travel. Whether it’s off the beaten track travel or immersive cultural experiences, it seems customers are looking for something a bit different and unique, and in an age of globalisation South America remains somewhat of an enigma travel-wise. Lesley Egbert, owner of Live Longitude, LLC commented: “They (customers) want to truly experience the country, do something off the beaten path, and see places in a different way… they want to be travellers and not tourists.”Photo credit: Forward TravelFremantle, AustraliaWith its working class roots and bohemian background, Fremantle is the eccentric little sister to Perth and recently was named as a Top City in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2016’. With its live music scene, hipster bars and coffee shops, craft-beer breweries, trendy galleries and museums, ‘Freo’ has reinvented itself and may just become the first-stop for tourists to this majestic state where the red earth meets the sea.Photo credit: WA TourismLima, PeruSlowly building its reputation as a city for foodies, Lima is host to everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to exotic street vendors selling guinea pig kebab sticks. Recently, in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, eight of 50 restaurants where awarded to eateries in the Peruvian city, cementing its status amongst gastronomes. If the promise of Pisco Sour and Comida Criolla isn’t enough to entice visitors, the bustling city’s proximity to Cusco and Machu Picchu, the mysterious Nazca Lines and the desert oasis of Huacachina surely will.Photo credit: BelmondOslo, NorwayThe popularity of Disney’s ‘Frozen’ has not only led to staggering box office profits and sold-out merchandise; the hit movie is also motivating a dramatic increase in travel to the country behind the winter wonderland. New flights to the country and the US have been announced, and in addition, a number of new tours and cruises (such as the Disney Cruise Line in which you can meet Anna and Elsa in person!).Rome, ItalyThey say all roads lead to Rome, and if so, lucky us! With its full-of-life piazzas, museums and churches filled with art by the likes of Michelangelo and Bernini, and debatably host to the tastiest food in the world… who doesn’t want to spend their holiday buzzing around the backstreets of the Eternal City on a Vespa? In 2016, the 2000-year-old Colosseum will be unveiling its €25 million restoration, and in addition, the Trevi Fountain has installed 100 LED lights to improve its night time illumination after undergoing its own large scale clean up. And what makes a destination trendier than appearing in a recent blockbuster? With the release of Spectre, the city will surely entice a few James Bond aficionados.Palawan, PhilippinesRenowned for its stunning turquoise waters, lush rainforest and free-spirited ambience, Palawan is often labelled Philippine’s ‘last frontier’ and is expected to be a top island destination in 2016. Just this year it was named by Conde Nast Traveller as the ‘Best Island in the World’. The increase in direct flights from Palawan to Europe, America and Australia with Philippine Airlines will see more international visitors rushing to its utopian shores. Could the untouched waters of Palawan be the Bali of yesteryear?Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Centara Sonrisa Residences Suites Sriracha opens in Thailand

Centara Sonrisa Residences Suites Sriracha opens in Thailand

first_imgCentara Hotels & Resorts has added a new destination to its Thailand collection with the launch of a beautifully designed seafront hotel facing the Gulf of Thailand in Sriracha.The newly built Centara Sonrisa Residences & Suites Sriracha is the first Centara hotel in Sriracha. The beachfront location along the coast of Thailand’s eastern seaboard in Chonburi Province is 90 minutes by car from Bangkok.The striking design of the hotel, with its cool whites and hues of blue throughout, evokes the waters of the Gulf of Thailand in Sriracha, once a traditional Thai fishing village that retains an old-world charm and a slower pace of daily life.The 145 units offer an array of accommodation options, beginning with superior, deluxe and deluxe sea view guestrooms, which are ideal for two adults. ADVERTISEMENTFamily residences and two-bedroom suites can comfortably accommodate families of four to five and are an excellent choice for extended stays, thanks to spacious layouts as large as 64 square metres. Centara Sonrisa Residences & Suites Sriracha is an inspired choice for off-site company meetings and events. Flexible multi-purpose space can be tailored to fit a variety of setups and layout formats, and Centara’s attentive, professional staff are on hand ensure a smooth experience all around.“It is especially exciting to extend Centara’s footprint to a new Thai destination,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive, Centara Hotels & Resorts.“Sriracha continues to develop as a destination for tourism and business travel, and I am confident that the hotel’s prime beachfront location, excellent facilities and spectacular design will be especially pleasing to our guests.” NewerVirgin Atlantic opens Airbus A350 sales ahead of September debut Oldervan Beugen-Mayr handed Middle East communications role with Radissonlast_img read more

Box Office Top 20 Fifty Shades Peter Rabbit

Box Office Top 20 Fifty Shades Peter Rabbit

first_imgBox Office Top 20: ‘Fifty Shades,’ ‘Peter Rabbit’ top charts LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The final installment in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, “Fifty Shades Freed,” topped the North American box office this weekend with $38.6 million — the lowest opening of the three films.Newcomers occupied the top three spots, with Sony’s family pic “Peter Rabbit” in second place with $25 million and Warner Bros.’ true-life story “The 15:17 to Paris” taking third with $12.6 million.Rounding out the top five were especially strong holdovers, both in their eighth week in theatres, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” in fourth with $10 million, and “The Greatest Showman” in fifth with $6.4 million.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:1. “Fifty Shades Freed,” Universal, $38,560,195, 3,768 locations, $10,234 average, $38,560,195, 1 Week.2. “Peter Rabbit,” Sony, $25,010,928, 3,725 locations, $6,714 average, $25,010,928, 1 Week.3. “The 15:17 To Paris,” Warner Bros., $12,554,286, 3,042 locations, $4,127 average, $12,554,286, 1 Week.4. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” Sony, $10,023,344, 3,136 locations, $3,196 average, $365,855,215, 8 Weeks.5. “The Greatest Showman,” 20th Century Fox, $6,443,343, 2,373 locations, $2,715 average, $146,579,213, 8 Weeks.6. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” 20th Century Fox, $6,222,303, 2,923 locations, $2,129 average, $49,240,432, 3 Weeks.7. “Winchester,” Lionsgate, $5,211,217, 2,480 locations, $2,101 average, $17,338,575, 2 Weeks.8. “The Post,” 20th Century Fox, $3,631,998, 1,865 locations, $1,947 average, $72,968,518, 8 Weeks.9. “The Shape Of Water,” Fox Searchlight, $3,177,255, 1,780 locations, $1,785 average, $49,942,946, 11 Weeks.10. “Den Of Thieves,” STX Entertainment, $2,999,379, 1,468 locations, $2,043 average, $41,070,702, 4 Weeks.11. “Hostiles,” Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, $2,824,754, 2,214 locations, $1,276 average, $26,022,222, 8 Weeks.12. “12 Strong,” Warner Bros., $2,743,248, 1,901 locations, $1,443 average, $42,013,427, 4 Weeks.13. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Fox Searchlight, $2,302,015, 1,273 locations, $1,808 average, $45,446,821, 14 Weeks.14. “I, Tonya,” Neon Rated, $1,671,331, 1,088 locations, $1,536 average, $25,348,359, 10 Weeks.15. “Darkest Hour,” Focus Features, $1,604,995, 1,045 locations, $1,536 average, $51,485,087, 12 Weeks.16. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney, $1,397,413, 830 locations, $1,684 average, $616,833,692, 9 Weeks.17. “Paddington 2,” Warner Bros., $1,301,101, 1,429 locations, $910 average, $38,533,465, 5 Weeks.18. “Forever My Girl,” Roadside Attractions, $1,240,327, 1,088 locations, $1,140 average, $14,579,646, 4 Weeks.19. “Phantom Thread,” Focus Features, $1,205,825, 558 locations, $2,161 average, $16,403,919, 7 Weeks.20. “MET Opera: L’Elisir D’Amore (2018),” Fathom Events, $1,170,000, 900 locations, $1,300 average, $1,170,000, 1 Week.—Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. FILE – In a Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, Jamie Dornan, left, and Dakota Johnson pose during a photocall for the world premiere of ‘Fifty Shades Freed – 50 Nuances Plus Claires’ at Salle Pleyel in Paris. “Fifty Shades Freed” has topped the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. Universal Pictures estimates Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 that the final chapter in the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele saga has earned $38.8 million, which is down significantly from the first film’s $85.2 million debut and the sequel’s $46.6 million opening.(AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) center_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 12, 2018 3:54 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 12, 2018 at 4:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more