“Over the past year British Columbians have been kept completely in the dark over the mountain caribou issue,” said Peace River North MLA Dan Davies. “One would think, with the minister presiding over a rural part of this province, that he would echo the concerns of all of his constituents. However given his comments over the weekend it seems that the minister is fine visiting his friends in an illegal blockade, but is fearful of British Columbians who have been legitimately asking for information that does and will affect their lives in rural parts of the province.”“The minister talks about a made-in-BC solution, but so far I only see closed-door meetings, cancelled information sessions and postponed promises,” added South Peace River MLA Mike Bernier. “Local MLAs and their constituents are being shut out of a process that should include all voices within the caribou territory, not just those in Victoria. I question how you effectively engage on a plan that does not connect with the local communities that will be most affected.”“The minister claims that his staff did not have all of the information necessary for them to engage with locals and to hear their concerns, and keep cancelling multiple meetings last minute,” remarked Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “This seems like a stretch to me, as they have the information necessary for their supposed made-in-B.C. solution meetings with the federal government and local First Nations. The lack of information is worrying locals who are concerned about not only the sustained health of the caribou population, but the health of other important aspects of rural northern life, like the resource economy and tourism industry.”“People who work and raise their families in rural British Columbia deserve to be part of this process,” said Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka. “By refusing to meet them, the minister shows that he really doesn’t care about the opinions of hard-working British Columbians in rural B.C. Preliminary consultations on this have been devoid of local input. Why is the minister keeping British Columbians in the dark on decisions that will directly affect their lifestyle?”Posted by Dan Davies Member of Legislative Assembly to his FB Page, February 19th, 2019“I had the opportunity to pose a few questions to the minister on mountain caribou about the government’s continual cancelled meetings and desire to keep the public in the dark on this critical matter. I have been working with MLA Mike Bernier and other members of the rural caucus to get some answers – well, the minister did a great job at providing NO answers again. He even stated that they would be meeting with the public in early February – we guess what – February 20th isn’t early (no date announced yet!!!) Stay tuned – more to come!” VICTORIA, B.C. – Northern BC Liberal MLAs raised the issue of more cancelled meetings and no answers in the legislature this week on behalf of their constituents.Comments made by the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development, MLA Dan Davies and other MLA’s and their constituents are feeling frustrated. The government has said a draft version of the caribou recovery plan is expected this month.After more cancelled meetings and no answers, Northern British Columbians are concerned about the future of the mountain caribou, the resource sector and local backcountry use because of limited local engagement and closed-door meetings.
At least 32 wild poliovirus cases in Tajikistan have been confirmed as of yesterday, and 139 other cases in the same outbreak are being investigated, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO). So far 12 people have died since March.An estimated 4 million doses of oral polio vaccines, procured by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), reached the Tajik capital Dushanbe earlier this week and are now being distributed to health-care centres across the mountainous country, UNICEF spokesperson Christiane Berthiaume told journalists in Geneva.Starting early next week almost 1.1 million children aged six and under will receive two drops of the oral polio vaccine, according to Ms. Berthiaume. Each child will then receive the same dose twice more during future vaccination rounds.The current outbreak – the first in Tajikistan since 1997 – is concentrated in young children. All but one of the 32 confirmed cases involves a child aged five or under.WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib said genetic sequencing from the confirmed cases indicated that this latest poliovirus is most closely related to a virus from Uttar Pradesh state in India.All cases have been recorded in south-western Tajikistan, close to the border with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Authorities in Uzbekistan and neighbouring Kyrgyzstan have begun planning supplementary rounds of immunization next month to try to avert a possible spread of the outbreak.Polio, sometimes called poliomyelitis, is a highly infectious and sometimes fatal disease, and is often marked by acute flaccid paralysis among sufferers. It has been eradicated from much of the world, but experience shows that the virus can travel far relatively rapidly. 30 April 2010Nearly 1.1 million young children in Tajikistan will start receiving vaccines next week against polio, the sometimes deadly disease which has returned to the Central Asian country where it was thought to have been eradicated 13 years ago, United Nations agencies reported today.
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Ralph Zacklin, the head of a team mapping out plans for the new institution, told reporters in Freetown on Tuesday that funding was assured for at least three years of the Court’s operation.Speaking at the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) press briefing, Mr. Zacklin noted that the Special Court had been “in gestation” for more than two years, and the decision to go ahead with its establishment now was “simply part of an evolutionary process.” While there was “probably never a perfect time” to establish a Special Court when a country was still in the process of establishing peace, Mr. Zacklin said, its timing did not pose “any particular difficulties” that could not be overcome.He said the team’s two-week visit to Sierra Leone would focus on discussions with the Government on “very practical issues” that would lead to the Court’s creation, such as premises, prosecutions and investigations, and its relationship with the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.Asked about the new judicial body’s independence, Mr. Zacklin said it would be assured by the Court’s structure, with an international, non-Sierra Leonean prosecutor appointed by the UN Secretary-General, as well as two of the three judges in the Trial Chamber, and three of the five judges in the Appeals Chamber. There would also be many international staff at the Registry of the Court and among the prosecutor’s staff and the investigators. The 15-member planning team also includes representatives from the UN Office of Legal Affairs, the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the former Yugoslavia and the Court Management Committee, which includes officials from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, and Lesotho.
Heading into the weekend, the young NBA season’s three most impressive overachievers were the Orlando Magic, the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons, each of whom were on track for winning records despite what were projected to be a trio of losing seasons. Hot starts can fade fast, though: The Magic and Pacers have gone a combined 0-4 since Friday, losing by a total of 56 points as Orlando’s shooting went cold and Indy’s defense collapsed.Detroit, however, has kept on winning. After handling the Bucks and Kings at home (not to mention managing a road win over the Warriors two Sundays ago), the Pistons are now 7-3 on the season, good for second-best in the East — and there’s evidence they might have done it despite being slightly unlucky along the way. Is it possible that Stan Van Gundy’s shambolic plan is finally coming together?The 2016-17 Pistons were a solid defensive team in desperate need of some spark at the other end of the floor. Whatever offensive promise Andre Drummond (ostensibly the team’s star, and certainly its highest-paid player) flashed early in his career seemed to have been a mirage; the attack sputtered to a halt whenever high-usage point guard Reggie Jackson set foot on the court; and the team generally hoisted way too many inefficient shots and not enough 3s. Detroit needed an offensive resurgence if it hoped to achieve its second winning season in the last decade, though it wasn’t clear where that breakthrough was going to come from.The Pistons did some offseason rearranging, like any team. They let Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Aron Baynes walk in free agency, traded midrange scorer Marcus Morris to Boston for Avery Bradley, signed Anthony Tolliver and Langston Galloway, and drafted Duke’s Luke Kennard with the 12th overall pick. Jackson was going to be healthy again, and former No. 8 overall pick Stanley Johnson would have another year of much-needed development under his belt. But this was far from a total teardown; Detroit’s existing talent would also need to play much better in order to keep Van Gundy’s coach/exec seat from spontaneously combusting.And so far, the talent has delivered. Drummond has been one of the most improved players in the league this season, upping his true shooting percentage, assist rate, rebound rate and Box Plus/Minus at both ends of the floor. He’s back to taking 68 percent of his shots within 3 feet of the rim (last year that number had dipped to a career-low 49 percent), wreaking more havoc on putbacks and basket cuts instead of reprising the plodding, inefficient, post-heavy offensive role he played last year.And although it’s unrealistic to expect Drummond to keep hitting 75 percent from the free-throw line (considering he began the year with a 38.1 percent career rate), it’s likely that he has improved there to some extent — the odds of a “true” 38 percent shooter making 30 of his first 40 free throws are about 1 in 459,000. Maybe his new form at the line really is working.Drummond isn’t the only Piston holdover playing significantly better ball this year. Jackson has bounced back from his miserable 2016-17 with superior numbers nearly across the board, and his plus/minus impact finally befits a player of his salary and reputation. He and Ish Smith are at last the effective point guard platoon the team expected to get from them going into last season. Forward Tobias Harris has continued to refine his new-school spin on the classic Van Gundy stretch four. Meanwhile, Johnson has taken an encouraging leap forward from his first two NBA seasons, when he was one of the league’s worst regular players.1According to Box Plus/Minus. He still isn’t burning up the box score (averaging 8.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game), but Johnson is at least making enough shots to space the floor and play his role with an acceptable level of efficiency.And as a whole, Detroit is playing a more efficient brand of basketball. A year ago, the Pistons took the league’s second-most midrange shots per game — trailing only the Carmelo Anthony-led Knicks — and the fifth-fewest 3-point shots per game. This season, they’re down to 18th in midrange tries per game and up to 17th in attempted 3s per game. After generating the worst shot quality in basketball last season (according to Second Spectrum), they’ve risen to 17th this year, while making just about as many shots as they deserve to have made. And on defense, Second Spectrum’s tracking data indicates that Detroit is forcing the third-most-difficult set of shots in the league — and that the Pistons’ 14th-place defensive ranking is mainly a result of opponents hitting more shots than they should have (no team in the league has been unluckier in this respect), a trend that ought to reverse itself as the season goes on.Given all that, these Pistons might have the most staying power of any early surprise team. Ten games in is still pretty early in the season, but we learn a lot about basketball teams in a short amount of time. Since the league last expanded in 2004, teams that start the season 7-3 tend to go on to win about 50 times per 82 games. And even those who finished below .500 the previous year — like Detroit did last season — ended up winning roughly 45 games on average.Although the East is apparently in flux, it’s still probably premature to suggest the Pistons are poised to make a deep playoff run this season. But for a franchise that has made the playoffs just once in the last eight seasons, even a return to the postseason would represent a successful campaign. And based on the way these Pistons have started off, they’re well on their way.
Ohio State’s Myles Martin wrestles Mitch Bowman in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignSenior 184-pound captain Myles Martin and redshirt junior captain Kollin Moore have both accomplished many feats in their time at Ohio State. But one thing they both happily reflect on is their time spent in Romania battling alongside one another.Moore and Martin traveled to Romania to compete in the U23 World Championships as two of 400 wrestlers representing 34 nations. Moore, after participating in the event in both 2016 and 2017, earned a silver medal in the tournament. “I got to wrestle a lot of good guys,” Moore said. “Just to wrestle some Russians and some other guys from countries who are really good at wrestling. It’s an honor and I thought I competed well.”Both wrestlers said they learned a lot and had a different experience compared with anything they’ve ever had in the states. And it was something Martin loved, giving him goals for his future. “I took a lot away from it, but one big thing I learned was that I want to make as many world teams as possible and compete overseas as much as I can,” Martin said. “I’m not used to wrestling foreigners where they have a different mindset towards wrestling. One little mistake and you can get beat. I’m excited to compete in another one.”In his first trip to the U23 World Championships, Martin said it was good to have Moore there, one who had competed overseas three times before and as a teammate and a familiar place in a foreign country.Moore was even more excited about having his teammate and friend competing alongside him.“It was nice to have a good buddy in the room to talk to and to work out with. Especially on the travel,” Moore said. “We traveled for 29 hours on the way back, so it was nice to suffer through that with a guy you’re really close with.”Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan was very proud of both Martin and Moore, saying that what they’ve been able to accomplish is incredible.“To be at the level they’re at is rare. I think the numbers are .005 percent of high school wrestlers make it to the college level. And then those that make it to world teams are at a whole different level,” Ryan said. “To see guys like Kollin and Myles who have talent and incredible work ethic and provide great leadership for us.” But the goal for both Moore and Martin remained the same when they went to Romania as to when they wrestle for Ohio State: to show their ability on the mat. Moore said that when facing international talent, every positive performance provides a statement for not only him and Ohio State, but also the United States. “I let them know the USA is getting better and we’re coming for them,” Moore said.
Près de 0,66 million de km3 d’eau couleraient sous l’AfriqueSelon de scientifiques britanniques, les eaux souterraines de l’Afrique seraient d’un volume total de 0,66 million de kilomètres cubes. Cela représente plus de 100 fois la ressource annuelle actuelle en eau du continent et 20 fois la réserve d’eau douce de tous les lacs africains.Aujourd’hui, plus de 300 millions d’Africains n’ont pas accès à l’eau potable. De même, seuls 5% des terres arables du continent sont irriguées. Pourtant, en faisant quelques études un peu plus poussées, les chercheurs du British Geological Survey et de l’University College de Londres ont établi que le volume total des eaux souterraines en Afrique s’élevait à environ 0,66 million de kilomètres cubes (dans la fourchette entre 0,36 million et 1,75 million).À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ainsi, bien que toutes ne soient pas exploitables, l’étude qui vient d’être publiée montre que dans de nombreuses régions d’Afrique, il y a suffisamment d’eau souterraine pour alimenter en eau potable la population locale grâce à des pompes manuelles (entre 0,1 et 0,3 litre par seconde). En revanche, les possibilités pour mettre en place des puits de forage d’un débit supérieur à 5 litres par seconde, pour une exploitation commerciale, sont beaucoup plus limitées.Les scientifiques mettent également en garde contre une approche “dispersée” pour trouver des puits à haut rendement. “Des puits de forage bien placés et à faible rendement pour l’approvisionnement rural et des pompes manuelles seront probablement efficaces face au changement climatique”, a déclaré Alan MacDonald, principal auteur de l’étude cité par l’AFP. Toutefois, “les puits à haut rendement ne devraient pas être développés sans une compréhension minutieuse de l’état des eaux souterraines locales”, a-t-il ajouté.Le 20 avril 2012 à 16:25 • Maxime Lambert
Many Nominations for TCI Hotels in World Travel Awards Gala Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Caribbean Food and Wine Festival goes to Gourmet Safari Related Items:amanyara, illegals, speed boat Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Feb 2016 – All hail the Amanyara security officer who was able to hold five ‘illegals’ until authorities arrived at the luxury resort located in Northwest Point, Provo. A 15-18 foot speed boat was found, submerged and abandoned on the rocky shore. The five were being processed at last report; Police say they are not sure if there were more on the vessel, but there was a search. It is also unclear why and if the coastal radar did not detect the speed boat. The Amanyara security officer called Police to the scene around 7:46am on Saturday. Fifty picked up in Immigration & Police Crack-down on illegals
Sasha Foo July 10, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There’s a lot of construction activity in downtown San Diego, but who are the people who will be living in the new apartment complexes with their sweeping views of the city?From the East Village to Little Italy, rent levels are soaring, exceeding the amount that many people pay each month for a home mortgage. In Litle Italy, an upscale complex called “Vici” is nearing completion. Studios lease for $2,100 and the rent for a one bedroom unit starts at just over $3,000. It’s not just in the downtown area, where rents are rising.All across San Diego county, the price of rental housing is going up. According to a survey by MarketPointe Realty Advisors, rent over a one year period from March 2017 to March 2018 rose by 20%. Since 2015, MarketPointe said rents in the county soared by a whopping 20%. Real estate analyst Gary London said the average rent on a one bedroom in the county is just under $2,000.A one bedroom in the downtown area is renting on average for $2,300. London said rents will continue to rise because of the short supply of housing. Older apartments may be more affordable for lower and middle income families. Yet, tenants rights organizer Rafael Bautista said landlords at older properties are also hiking rents.At the Village Apartments in Linda Vista, the management had been hiking rent by as much as $200 a year, even though some units had mold, leaks and were in substandard condition. Bautista who helped the tenants protest the conditions and the steep rent increases said the property owner eventually agreed to make repairs and hold off on rent hikes. Bautista said he would like to see rent control, as a means of keeping housing costs more reasonable.This November, California voters will decide if a 1995 state law that restricts rent control should be repealed. San Diego is one of the few big cities in California that doesn’t have rent control. Even if the proposition passes, it would still be up to local lawmakers to pass a rent control ordinance. Opponents of rent control don’t believe new restrictions will ease rental prices, and might even tighten housing supply.At this point in time, London said we are building just a third of what the market needs. One of the most surprising figures; in a county of more than 3 million people, there are only 18 new apartment projects being built this year, which will produce about 5,000 new units. London said we need to set more aggressive housing targets and help developers build projects more quickly by reducing the time and costs of getting permits. What’s behind San Diego County’s record breaking rents? Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, Posted: July 10, 2018 Updated: 7:55 PM
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Gas tanks exploded at a Northwest Miami-Dade recycling facility, Tuesday.7Skyforce was over the scene, near Northwest 77th Court and 79th Avenue.No injuries were reported by officials.The investigation into what caused the explosion continues.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
In other Adobe news, editorial workflow solution WoodWing is now partnering exclusively with the software provider. In this new partnership, WoodWing will integrate the Digital Publishing Suite into its Enterprise Publishing System. Accordingly, WoodWing’s Content Station, an application that allows editor to create, manage and publish digital content, will abandon its current .ofip content format and convert to Adobe’s .folio file.WoodWing’s set of digital magazine creation tools will also be available through a set of plug-ins in Adobe InDesign software. This includes slideshow creation options, etc.Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite, along with its InDesign software, is used by publishers like National Geographic, Conde Nast and more. In an expanded effort to support all of publishers’ app needs, Adobe’s Digital Suite now includes Single Edition capability. The service is available for iPad app creation, and supports apps intended for one time-only publication. Available for $395 on Adobe.com, the Single Edition is aimed at freelance designers and small businesses wishing to create an App Store offering. Once the app is published and available through the App Store, designers are unable to update content in-app. More options for publisher purchase includes the expansion of the Professional Edition’s availability in the Digital Suite, intended for profession/mid-market publishers and mid-size companies. Previously only available for annual subscription, publishers are now able to access the Suite on a monthly payment basis.According to Lynly Schambers-Lenox, Adobe group product marketing manager, Single Edition for Android and RIM technology will be available shortly.
Download AudioIn Nome, onlookers welcomed the first racers off the Iditarod trail on Monday – but not for the iconic sled dog race, these racers had wheels.Jay Petervary, of Victor Idaho, and Jeff Oatley of Fairbanks, were the first to cross the burled arch in Nome on Monday night. But not for the race you might think.Once called the “Iditasport Impossible,” the re-branded Iditarod Trail Invitational mirrors the 1000 mile sled dog race of the same name – with one major difference: These racers aren’t mushing a team of dogs – they’rerunning, skiing or cycling across the finish line.And, in some ways, man-power appears to have bested dog-power on the trail. The lack of snow, and icy trail conditions, that made the Southern Race Route impassable for dog teams this year actually benefited those tacklingthe trail on wheels.Cyclist John Lackey of Anchorage reached the half-way point in McGrath just 1 day, 18 hours, and 32 minutes into the race – a time four hours faster than the leading dog team on record.Oately himself holds the current cycling record for the full course – an astonishing 10 days, 2 hours, and 53 minutes set in 2014. For comparison, if he’d been mushing a team of dogs, Oately would have placed 21st in lastyear’s Iditarod race.“You know, I just got lucky with that,” Oakley said. “That’s what it takes to do that kind of time. But this is the race that I wanted. I didn’t want to do a time trial to Nome last year. I wanted to go out and ride the Iditarodtrail. And this year we got that. I was a little bummed for the first 300 miles. I was like, ‘This used to be a winter race. But then I lived to regret saying that out loud.”Indeed, Oately and Petervary ran into more than their share of winter after the halfway point. Petervary says the *real* weather kicked in just as the pair was leaving Tokotna.“The trail just deteriorated from there, and speeds were slowing, and then it just dropped to negative 40 for about six nights straight,” Petervary said. And this is about the warmest day we’ve had since then.”*After a grueling 15 days, 6 hours, and 29 minutes on the trail. Oately andPetervary pedaled under the burled arches just seconds apart – so perfectly in sync that even their fans couldn’t spot the winner.When pressed about who actually won, Oately points to his friend and competitor.“Jay did,” Oatley said.“Nah. It was — everyone who comes underneath this arch actually wins in the end,” Petervary said.Petervary adds that, much like with the 1000 mile sled dog race, arrival in Nome is never guaranteed. Since the Invitational started in 2000, only 52 individuals have ever made it across the finish line – 34 of them on bikes.Sharing a hug – and a toast – over their two-wheeled sleds, the two cyclists have little difficulty pin-pointing their favorite moment on the trail.“This one,” Oatley said.“This was pretty cool,” Petervary said.“Last year I rode in and Phil’s wife was here, my wife was here. And that was it. And it’s like, ‘Here’s a Coke.’ And that was great. I really wanted a coke. But this is better… We kind of rolled up and you can see the lights and it’s like ‘Oh they’ve got the Christmas lights for us. That’s cool.’ And then it’s like ‘Holy —. There’s people here. What’s going on? There must be something going on in Nome today.’”*
Maidul Islam. Photo: UNBThe High Court on Tuesday granted a six-month bail to Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of Chittagong University (CU), in a case filed for making ‘derogatory remarks’ about prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.An HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Mostafizur Rahman delivered the order after hearing of a petition seeking his bail filed on October 2, reports UNB.On September 24, Maidul Islam was sent to jail in the case filed by CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz, a former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), with Hathazari Police Station under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act on July 24.Later on September 25, the CU authorities suspended Maidul Islam in this connection.On July 15, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threats reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement.The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non-grata on the campus.
The micromachined chain mail fabric is made of links and rings, which can slide against each other to create a flexible fabric. Credit: Engel, et al. “It’s somewhat of a crazy idea, I guess,” Liu told PhysOrg.com. “We were interested in using microtechnology to build something that could flex and bend. The chain mail construction is nothing fancy, but it’s an interesting structure that hasn’t been used much recently.” Chain mail fabric draped over a one-inch metal ball. Credit: Engle, et al. Citation: Chain Mail Fabric a Perfect Fit (2007, February 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-02-chain-mail-fabric.html Contemporaries of the ancient Greeks might find something familiar within the walls of the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab at the University of Illinois. In constructing a new type of smart fabric, researchers Jonathan Engel and Chang Liu have used interconnecting rings and links to create a textile looking a bit like the chain mail used by warriors dating back 2,000-plus years. As a flexible MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) device, the new fabric represents a milestone in the development of smart textiles. A type of smart device, smart textiles will likely be incorporated into wearable computers—shirts that can detect vital signs, locate bullet wounds, or provide an information network for soldiers on a dispersed battleground, according to recent research (Georgia Tech). Generally, most work on smart fabrics involves integrating the electronic elements into conventional fabrics. Engel and Liu’s integrated circuit, however, is the fabric—a continuous, flexible and stretchable metallic cloth with unique electrical and mechanical properties.One of the interesting physical characteristics of the micro chain mail is its ability to bend along two axes, allowing the fabric to drape over curved surfaces, wrinkle-free. This ability comes from the geometric network of rings connected by links—each piece of about half a millimeter in length—which can slide and rotate against each other. As the links are pulled taut, the researchers found that the fabric’s length could expand by 32%, with its width decreasing by 56%.“The flexible fabric can conform to curved surfaces, and be used on objects that move,” explained Liu. “Because of the nature of the fabric, electronics can be easily integrated into the technology. In the future, for example, this type of clothing could shield electromagnetic waves for construction workers.”Regarding the electronic properties, Engel and Liu found that the displacement of the copper fabric caused variations in its electrical conduction properties, which would enable using the fabric as an electrical device. When the links were fully stretched, making solid electrical contact, the researchers observed a decrease in electrical resistance of nearly seven orders of magnitude. The scientists also investigated the fabric’s mechanical tensile strength, finding a value of less than half that of the ultimate strength of copper. By inspecting how the fabric broke—failure occurred mostly in the rings rather than the links—the researchers predict that a complex loading occurs in the fabric, different from that in normal copper.To fabricate this first batch, Engel and Liu used a multilayer microelectroplating process, depositing thin layers of aluminum, copper and photoresist on a substrate to form a mold, which was then filled with copper. In the end, the sacrificial mold layers were “washed out” by soaking in chemicals, leaving the links or rings behind. While this fabrication occurred on a small scale, the researchers suggest that large-scale manufacturing of the fabric is quite realistic for the future. Further, besides using metal materials, other materials may offer advantages for different applications. For example, a silicon chain mail fabric could generate electricity using solar cells, or detect motion or strain. Polymer elastomers could have an advantage in sensing chemicals, strain or pressure.“This is just one of the first steps in wearable electronics technology,” said Liu. “The long-term interest is to make computer gear blend in to everyday clothing so that it doesn’t feel intrusive. This is a barrier for people for wearing, for example, solar cells or sensors on their clothing, but it can be overcome by a robust fabric that moves with you.”Citation: Engel, Jonathan, and Liu, Chang. “Creation of a metallic micromachined chain mail fabric.” J. Micromech. Microeng. 17 (2007) 551-556.By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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.
LAS VEGAS — So, you have a problem or a need and you go online to search for a solution. Yet, the right product or service isn’t plainly obvious. Even worse, the process of researching services is muddled with inconclusive information from various sources with varying levels of reliabilityI’ve experienced this frustration myself. It’s a serious pain in the you-know-what.Thankfully, Troy Ontko and David Ernst want to simplify this process. The pair of tech entrepreneurs has created Skipstone, a startup that is on a mission to change how people engage with and produce online product videos. With the product officially launching this year, they’re here at CES 2015, exhibiting at the Eureka Park tech zone.Related: From Rural Villages to Backpacking in Yosemite, This Startup Wants to Be Your Power SourceTo get a better sense of Skipstone, check out this quick clip:I chatted quickly with co-founder David Ernst about Skipstone, how it works and who it’s for. Here’s what he had to say.Entrepreneur: What brings you to CES and Eureka Park this year?Ernst: We are very excited about showing what Skipstone has to offer. We believe that our software platform will change the way video is used and will enhance the value of video.Entrepreneur: Where did the idea come from?Ernst: Troy Ontko, our founder, had the idea. He realized videos were not all they could be and envisioned an environment where one could interact with a video to get your questions answered.Entrepreneur: OK, how the heck does it work?Ernst: The software platform allows the creator of the video to produce an interaction with the video through voiced or typed questions. The video uses key words that are tagged to create the interaction (the response to the question).Entrepreneur: Gotcha. Who are your target customers?Ernst: Anyone who uses video as a way to reach customers. The interest and opportunities are very exciting. Additionally, businesses that represent or engage with organizations to reach customers — marketing agencies for example — have reached out to us.Entrepreneur: How much does it cost?Ernst: Our pricing model is under development. The software-as-a-service (SAAS) model will be used and all services that we provide will be value priced to meet the needs of any brand or organization.Related: Don’t Have a 3-D Printer Yet? This Startup Wants to Change That. January 8, 2015 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free
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