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first_imgFancy spending days sunning yourself beside a 5-star swimming pool in a luxurious hotel? Escape the cold winter weather and take a peek at these poolside paradises. And don’t just dream, find your perfect plunge on Skyscanner Hotels.For many of us, the hotel swimming pool plays a big part in any holiday itinerary. From afternoons splashing around with the kids, to romantic couples cuddling up on sun loungers, the aquatic activities hotels offer can be the deciding factor when choosing holiday accomodation. Here are 16 swimming pools with stunning views to tempt you into a last-minute getaway or start planning next year’s summer hols.1. Santorini, GreeceWant traditional white-washed buildings, winding cobbled streets lined with pink blossom trees and guaranteed sunshine? Santorini, one of the Cyclades group of Greek islands offers all of this charming beauty. Enjoy it from the comfort of your own cliff-side swimming pool and stay put for dramatic sunset views. 9. Fajardo, Puerto RicoKnown as ‘the city that guards the sun of the Caribbean’ it may be a mouthful to say, but Puerto Rico promises lazy beach days and perfect pool weather. A territory of the US, this small paradise island is packed with Caribbean and South American charm, making it the perfect long haul holiday destination with a tropical twist. 3. Bangkok, ThailandThailand’s capital, Bangkok is famous for its frenetic streetlife, sidewalks filled with street food vendors, $5 massage salons and scooters whizzing through crowds of bewildered tourists and determined locals. Find a retreat away from the chaos and chill out in a rooftop swimming pool and enjoy views over this vibrant city’s skyline.Read more: Top 10 things to do in Thailand 2. MauritiusA firm favourite with honeymooners, Mauritius is the perfect place for lazing on pristine sandy beaches. Get plenty of selfie material and spend a day posing in one of the impressive infinity pools that hotels on the island offer. 10. The Côte d’Azur, FranceCheap red wine, delicious cheeses and plenty of small mountain villages to explore; the French Riviera is the perfect spot to go-slow and enjoy some cultured cuisine. Rent your own château for a fraction of the price with the Skyscanner hotel mobile app. Read more: 8 ways to explore the Côte d’Azur on a budget 14. Sentosa Island, SingaporeWhen you get sick of wandering around shopping malls and sipping cocktails in colonial hotels (as if!) then make sure you check out Sentosa Island. Singapore’s most popular tourist attraction and home to Universal Studios theme park, there’s plenty here to keep the kids, big and small, entertained.Read more: 10 best things to do in Singapore 13. MaldivesHead to the Equator and experience a small piece of paradise in the Maldives. With some of the best diving spots in the world, dive beneath the waves, or sit serenely on golden sands watching the world go by. However you fill your days, make sure you’ve got a luxury place to lay your head down without blowing the holiday budget with our hotel search tool. 5. Cancun, MexicoPool by day, party by night; that’s one way of experiencing the luxury hotel facilities and exciting nightlife in Cancun, often referred to as the Mexican Caribbean. Want to find the best bargain on hotels in this popular coastal resort? Check out Skyscanner’s hotel search. Click here to find out how to bag a bargain on the move with the Skyscanner hotels app, available for iOS and Android.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedThe Maldives: The ultimate luxury island escapeThe Maldives has a bit of a spectacular reputation – and it’s well-deserved. Jewel-coloured water, acres of creamy white beaches, a wind strong enough for windsurfing but not quite strong enough to muss up your hair…15 fabulous hotels in EnglandFrom arty boutiques to sprawling country manors; check out 15 of England’s finest hotels.All aboard: 8 of the world’s most amazing floating hotelsBe lulled to sleep by the sound of crashing waves, without staying in a cramped cruise ship cabin. If you’re after the riviera lifestyle book into the brand new OFF Seine in Paris recently launched on the famous Seine river. Start daydreaming about spending the night in one of these…center_img 11. Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPopular with footballers’ wives and the rich and famous, you’re guaranteed 5-star luxury in Dubai. Rooftop or infinity, whichever type of swimming pool you prefer, find it for pennies with Skyscanner. 16. TunisiaLooking for a winter sun getaway? The small north African country of Tunisia enjoys balmy temperatures for most of the year. So if you’re desperate to leave the snow boots behind and get your poolside posing on, then a trip to Tunisia makes a great last-minute winter sun escape. 8. IsraelGet your fill of golden sands of a non-beach kind, and beautiful vistas, with a trip to the Negev Desert, which covers much of southern Israel. Check in to your very own oasis and find the perfect hotel pool to cool off in with our hotel search tool.Read more: 10 best things to do in Jerusalem – a local’s guide 6. Bodrum, TurkeyEscape to the southern shores of Turkey and the ancient city of Bodrum. Take it easy poolside in a luxury hotel, or scrub up in a traditional _hanam _or Turkish bath. Bag a bargain on accommodation in Bodrum with Skyscanner. 15. Koh Tao, ThailandThe tiny island of Koh Tao has long had a reputation for awesome scuba diving sites. Take the opportunity to spot triggerfish, turtles and clown fish. If you prefer your waters creature free, then check out one of the many luxury resorts springing up all over the island. 12. Bahia, BrazilCopacabana may be Brazil’s most famous beach, but Bahia has some stunning sandy stretches, without the jostling crowds. Alternatively, swap the seashore and stay in one of the area’s premiere hotels and eco-resorts, where you can enjoy the sunshine without the stress of fighting for a spot to throw down your beach towel. Read more: 7 best beaches in Brazil 4. Atlas Mountains, MoroccoStick you head above the clouds and go on an adventure, mountain climbing and rambling in the spectacular Atlas Mountains, Morocco. After a hard day sweating it out in the hills, head straight to the swimming pool to cool off in the midst of the mountains. 7. Halkidiki, GreeceFly to Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, and head south to the peninsula of Halkidiki, famous for it’s beautiful beaches. Get some honey for your honey as a sweet souvenir, it’s the coastal town’s most famous produce.last_img read more

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first_imgOctober 3, 2011Congratulations to the August 28. 2011 workshop participants upon their graduation:from left:Sean-Paul VonAncken, Milo Pearse from Australia, Kyla Woods from Australia, Ryan Jones, Viridiana Acosta León from Mexico [planning intern].in front:Sasha, and Jenna Dern [construction intern]. [photo: David DeGomez]last_img

Rep Maturen votes to end punitive driver responsibility fees

first_img Legislation also forgives outstanding debt State Rep. David Maturen today voted for a bipartisan legislative package to end driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive all outstanding debt associated with the fees.Maturen, of Vicksburg, said he voted for the bills because too many families have been burdened with the senseless fees since they were put into place by a previous administration trying desperately to balance the budget.“It’s ridiculous to think that paying a fee – on top of court costs and fines – will do anything to improve someone’s driving skills,” Maturen said. “The fee schedule amounts to nothing more than a money grab to fill a budget shortfall nearly 15 years ago. The fees have caused hardships for families and cost many people their jobs when they had no source of transportation.”In addition to the fees ending on Oct. 1, Maturen said all associated debt will be forgiven at that time. The legislation also creates a grace period from enactment of the bill thorough Dec. 31 that enables them to get their driver’s licenses back without paying a $125 restoration fee. People on monthly payment plans will receive immediate forgiveness, and others may participate in workplace development training programs to regain their driver’s licenses prior to Oct. 1.The bills now go to the governor for consideration.##### Categories: Maturen News,Newscenter_img 14Feb Rep. Maturen votes to end punitive driver responsibility feeslast_img read more

Cannabis Edibles Market Set to Quadruple in US Canada to 4B

first_img Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. Download Our Free Android App Free Green Entrepreneur App Image credit: Ronen Tivony | NurPhoto | Getty Images –shares Add to Queue Cannabis Edibles Market Set to Quadruple in U.S., Canada to $4B Next Article Guest Writer Marijuana edibles have long been an area where rapid growth is anticipated. Now, a marijuana market research company has put a number to it: $4.1 billion.That’s the amount consumers in the United States and Canada are expected to spend on marijuana edibles by 2022, according to projections in a report from ArcView Market Research and BDS Analytics. It seems far from a pie-in-the-sky estimate considering consumers in both countries spent $1 billion on edibles in 2017. Marijuana edibles have moved so fast into the mainstream that they were named a food trend of the year for 2018 and have quickly created opportunities for entrepreneurs.  “Legal cannabis-derived edible products, from candy and chocolate to infused beverages, is a sector worth watching over the next few years,” the report stated. “It has become clear that the legal cannabis market is about much more than inhaling the smoke of smoldering cannabis flower.”Related: Marijuana Wins Big in the MidtermsKey TakeawaysOther than the stunning $4.1 billion number by 2022, highlights from the report’s other findings included the following.In Colorado, 64 percent of adult-use marijuana customers tried an edible; the number is 55 percent in CaliforniaEdibles are projected to grow from 12 percent to 14 percent of the total cannabis market by 2022, while flower drops from 50 percent to 36 percentEdibles’ share of the total cannabis market has already more than doubled, from 5.4 percent in 2011 to the current 12 percentWorldwide sales of cannabis-based products are expected to reach $32 billion by 2022 (it was $9.5 billion in 2017)All this signals opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs who want to get in early on what ArcView and BDS Analytics expect to become one of the biggest areas of growth in the adult-use cannabis industry. As the report notes, branding and standing out from competitors is easier with edibles, where individualized packaging and marketing can distinguish a brand on a dispensary shelf.Related: Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s the Difference?Attracting Big IndustryThe potential for edible marijuana sales already has attracted the attention of giants in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, according to a letter in the report from Tom Adams, the editor-in-chief of ArcView and managing director of BDS Analytics.He noted the several recent develops in the marijuana-infused beverage market. They include the $4 billion investment by Constellation Brands into Canada’s Canopy Growth Corp., the plan at Molson Coors Brewing Co. to develop a cannabis beverage and the fact Heineken NV’s Lagunitas brand already sells a non-alcoholic, THC-infused beverage.It’s even more impressive when considering that beverage sales make up only about 6 percent of edible cannabis sales in the U.S. Clearly, these companies see the potential for big growth. “That is clearly just the start of what will be a product innovation explosion as major CPG companies come rushing into the legal cannabis market in the years ahead,” Adams wrote.Follow dispensaries.com on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. Edibles 3 min read dispensaries.com Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. November 15, 2018 A new report sees the market for edibles growing from about $1B to $4B by 2022, apparently at the cost of smoked marijuana.last_img read more

Boomerang Commerce Rebrands as CommerceIQ™ After the Acquisition of its Retail Analytics

first_img AmazonBoomerang CommerceCommerceIQLowe’s CompaniesMarketing TechnologyNewsRetail Analytics platform Previous ArticleIBM Security: Cybersecurity Threats Growing In Travel and Transportation IndustriesNext ArticleOneTrust Launches Policy and Notice Management Solution to Centrally Manage and Update GDPR and CCPA Privacy Policies & Disclosures Following the announcement that Lowe’s Companies Inc. has acquired the Retail Analytics platform of Boomerang Commerce, Inc., Boomerang has announced it will rebrand and operate as CommerceIQ focusing on helping consumer brand manufacturers succeed on Amazon.Boomerang Commerce Rebrands As CommerceIQ after retail analytics platform is acquired by Lowe’sBoomerang Commerce was founded in 2012 by Guru Hariharan, an Amazon and eBay veteran, and is based in Mountain View, CA with offices in Seattle, Chicago and Bangalore. Boomerang Commerce offered 2 market-leading solutions i) a retail analytics solution, and ii) CommerceIQ, an insights and automation platform for consumer brands selling on Amazon.Hariharan said, “This transaction will allow us to significantly accelerate our product roadmap and invest in customer success infrastructure for CommerceIQ™. We look forward to directing the full effort of our company to help our brand-manufacturer customers win market share in their e-commerce business.”Marketing Technology News: Punchh Launches Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence “Customer Sentiment Analysis” to Enable Real-Time Response to Customer ReviewsCommerceIQ™’s vision is to power intelligent commerce. CommerceIQ is the industry’s first and only unified Amazon Sales, Advertising, and Operations platform trusted by leading consumer brand manufacturers to simplify their Amazon business and amplify sales, profits, and share. 8 of the Top 50 consumer brand manufacturers and 500+ brands accounting for over $1B in annual Amazon sales and marketing spend rely on CommerceIQ’s machine learning and automation technology to power their Amazon business.Marketing Technology News: Baidu’s Mobile Reach Expanded to 1.1 Billion Monthly Active Devices in March 2019Karan Mehandru, General Partner at Trinity Ventures and an early investor in Boomerang Commerce adds, “We invest in companies and teams that imagine, build, create value and disrupt the status quo. The Boomerang Commerce team has certainly delivered on that promise via its retail analytics solution. Looking ahead, we are extremely bullish on CommerceIQ™ and will be doubling down our support of the solution to accelerate the already impressive logo and revenue momentum achieved so far, and success that brand manufacturers are realizing.”Marketing Technology News: Alibaba Cloud Expands Offerings for EMEA Partners Boomerang Commerce Rebrands as CommerceIQ™ After the Acquisition of its Retail Analytics Platform by Lowe’s PRNewswireMay 22, 2019, 3:10 pmMay 22, 2019 last_img read more

Computerassisted diagnostic method aids in early detection of brain tumor growth

first_imgCredit: geralt, PixabayLow-grade gliomas constitute 15% of all adult brain tumors and cause significant neurological problems. There is no universally accepted objective technique available for detecting the enlargement of low-grade gliomas in the clinical setting. The current gold standard is subjective evaluation through visual comparison of 2D images from longitudinal radiological studies.A computer-assisted diagnostic procedure that digitizes the tumor and uses imaging scans to segment the tumor and generate volumetric measures could aid in the objective detection of tumor growth by directing the attention of the physician to changes in volume. This is important because smaller tumor sizes are associated with longer survival times and less neurological morbidity. In the new study, the authors evaluated 63 patients—56 diagnosed with grade 2 gliomas and 7 followed for an imaging abnormality without pathological diagnosis—for a median follow-up period of 150 months, and compared tumor growth detection by seven physicians aided by a computer-assisted diagnostic procedure versus retrospective clinical reports.Related StoriesVirus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell functionStudy shows how bacteria can destroy host cells from the insideStudy: Nearly one-third of Cambodians are infected with threadwormThe computer-assisted diagnostic procedure involved digitizing magnetic resonance imaging scans of the tumors, including 34 grade 2 gliomas with radiological progression and 22 radiologically stable grade 2 gliomas. Physicians aided by the computer-assisted method diagnosed tumor growth in 13 of 22 glioma patients labeled as clinically stable by the radiological reports, but did not detect growth in the imaging-abnormality group. In 29 of the 34 patients with progression, the median time-to-growth detection was 14 months for the computer-assisted method compared to 44 months for current standard-of-care radiological evaluation.Using the computer-assisted method, accurate detection of tumor enlargement was possible with a median of only 57% change in tumor volume compared to a median of 174% change in volume required using standard-of-care clinical methods. According to the authors, the findings suggest that current clinical practice is associated with significant delays in detecting the growth of low-grade gliomas, and computer-assisted methods could reduce these delays.Source:PLOSJournal reference:Fathallah-Shaykh, H.M. et al. (2019) Diagnosing growth in low-grade gliomas with and without longitudinal volume measurements: A retrospective observational study. PLOS Medicine. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002810. May 29 2019A computer-assisted diagnostic procedure helps physicians detect the growth of low-grade brain tumors earlier and at smaller volumes than visual comparison alone, according to a study published May 28 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues. However, additional clinical studies are needed to determine whether early therapeutic interventions enabled by early tumor growth detection prolong survival times and improve quality of life.last_img read more

Researchers successfully grow minitumors of head and neck cancers to test therapies

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 18 2019Head and neck cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that often grows back, despite patients undergoing harsh treatments. Researchers of the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) and UMC Utrecht succeeded in growing mini-tumors (or organoids) of head and neck cancers, that can be kept alive in the petri-dish for a long time. These mini-tumors can be used to better understand this complex disease. Moreover, organoids allow us to test both novel and existing therapies in the lab, without burdening the patient.”Else Driehuis, Researcher, Hubrecht Institute Head and neck cancer is amongst the ten most prevalent cancers in the world. In the Netherlands, more than 3000 people are diagnosed with this disease every year. Despite heavy treatments that include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, this aggressive type of cancer grows back within two years in 40 to 60% of the patients. This results in problems with speaking and swallowing and can have large consequences for the physical appearance of the patient. “The treatment of head and neck cancer is harsh”, according to medical oncologist Lot Devriese (UMC Utrecht). Often, a combination of therapies is required to treat the disease and this can result in serious side effects. Therefore, there is an urgent need to make treatments more effective and decrease side effects.”SurgeryResearchers working in the group of Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute) and doctors and researchers from the UMC Utrecht have now shown that organoids can be grown from so-called head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). These mini-organs are derived from patient-material, for example obtained from the tumor mass removed during surgery. Tumor-organoids of thirty patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer have been kept in culture for over a year. “This is the first time that researchers have been successful in growing organoids derived from head and neck cancer on this scale” says pathologist Stefan Willems (UMC Utrecht). “This technique allows us to multiply the tumor cells of a patient in the lab and will contribute to our understanding of head and neck cancer.”Related StoriesSpecial blood test may predict relapse risk for breast cancer patientsSugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyNew study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancerRadiotherapy After growing the mini-tumors, they were exposed to chemotherapies that are currently given to patients with head and neck cancer. Since radiotherapy is also a common component of the treatment of these patients, the organoids were also exposed to radiotherapy. For seven patients their response to radiotherapy was known. Upon exposure to this therapy, the organoids derived from these patients behaved in the same way as the tumors in these patients did. “We have now started a study in which we will include more patients, to see if organoids can indeed predict the patients response to therapy”, says Else Driehuis (Hubrecht Institute).” At the moment, many patients are exposed to harsh chemotherapeutics, whereas some of them in hindsight did not benefit from this therapy. In the lab, we can test many different drugs at the same time to see how the tumor-organoids of the patient respond to them. Potentially, such tests can help us to choose the right therapy for each individual patient.”Predicting patient responseThe researchers also exposed the mini-tumors to a range of novel drugs, so-called ‘targeted therapies’. As the name implies, these drugs have a very targeted effect and therefore cause less severe side effects than conventional chemotherapies. The downside: they only work for a subset of patients that carry specific alterations in the DNA of their tumor. “For some of these drugs, it has proven difficult to predict which patients will benefit from the treatment. Unfortunately, this has limited the success of these promising therapies so far” says Driehuis. “In our study, we observed that each of the drugs we tested was effective in the organoids of at least one patient. More research will tell us if the tumor-organoids can also predict the patient response for these therapies.” Source:Hubrecht InstituteJournal reference:Driehuis, E. et al. (2019) Oral Mucosal Organoids as a Potential Platform for Personalized Cancer Therapy. Cancer Discovery. doi.org/10.1158/2159-8290.CD-18-1522.last_img read more

Jack Ma says Alibaba doing a lot of research on driverless cars

E-commerce giant Alibaba is steering resources towards driverless car technology, its CEO Jack Ma confirmed on Thursday, joining a global race to shape the future of driving. 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. Despite fresh safety fears after a woman was hit and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle in the US last month, many tech giants like Google as well as automakers are accelerating plans in an industry attracting billions of dollars.The competition is heating up in China, the world’s largest car market, with internet firm and Alibaba rival Baidu recently predicting that self-driving vehicles will hit the road in the country within three to five years.Both Baidu and Chinese tech giant Tencent are pursuing the technology, stirring speculation about Alibaba’s plans.”We’ve been doing a lot of research on driverless things,” Ma told reporters on Thursday while on a business trip to Bangkok.”What we want to do is (figure out) how we can make the cars more automatic, more friendly, more like a partner of human beings rather than just a driving tool,” he said. Ma was speaking at a press conference in Bangkok after signing agreements with the Thai government, including a more than $300 million investment in a “digital hub” in eastern Thailand aimed at connecting regional markets.”I believe our children will only work four hours a day and four days a week or maybe three days a week, but they still will tell us they are very busy. Why are they busy? They are in cars,” he added.Ma did not elaborate on the company’s plans but said the purpose was not to commercially compete with rivals Tencent and Baidu.Chinese authorities approved regulations this month to allow for local driverless road tests, according to state-backed media, which reported on Wednesday that Alibaba was adding staff to work on the technology.Self-driving cars hold the promise of being more attentive and quicker to react than humans at the wheels, while also allowing people to use travel time more productively or pleasantly. Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his compnay is doing research on driverless cars © 2018 AFP Explore further China to see driverless cars in ‘3-5 years’: Baidu Citation: Jack Ma says Alibaba ‘doing a lot of research’ on driverless cars (2018, April 19) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-jack-ma-alibaba-lot-driverless.html read more

Heres What It Really Means That Iran Enriched Uranium to 45

first_img 5 Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Chernobyl Iran claims it has enriched uranium to 4.5%, breaking the limit of 3.67% set during the 2015 nuclear deal. The move was a response to the U.S. violating the terms of the deal under President Donald Trump’s administration. But what does the enrichment news mean? To a certain extent, this is a question with a simple, chemical answer. As the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission explains on its website, uranium comes in a few different forms (or “isotopes”). All of them have the same number of protons (92) but a different number of neutrons. By far, the most common such isotope in nature is uranium-238, which has 146 neutrons. On Earth, this isotope makes up 99.3% of any sample of naturally occurring uranium. But for nuclear reactors (or bombs), that flavor isn’t very useful. Dense clusters of uranium-238 don’t tend to start nuclear chain reactions. The second most common isotope, however, uranium-235 (making up just about 0.7% of any sample of natural uranium and containing 143 neutrons), does tend to start nuclear chain reactions. In these reactions, the nuclei of the uranium atoms split into smaller nuclei and release neutrons. Those neutrons then cause other nuclei to split, releasing more neutrons for a self-sustaining “chain” reaction that emits enormous amounts of energy. [Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth] Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65898-iran-uranium-enrichment.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  Enriching uranium is the process of sorting uranium-238 atoms out of a uranium sample such that the sample includes a higher proportion of uranium-235. Uranium enriched to 3.67% is 3.67% uranium-235. Uranium enriched to 4.5% is 4.5% uranium-235. And so on.  So does Iran’s breaking of its enrichment threshold mean that the country is now significantly closer to having a bomb?  Not really. As the Associated Press reported, 4.5% is enriched enough for Iran to power its peaceful, already-active Bushehr nuclear reactor. But that level falls far short of the standard 90% threshold for “weapons-grade” uranium. And enriching uranium to 90% is an enormous technical challenge. It requires building and operating very advanced centrifuges. If you’ve followed news of international attempts to sabotage the Iranian nuclear effort, you know that the most successful effort — a computer virus called Stuxnet — attacked Iranian centrifuges. Centrifuges are common enough pieces of laboratory equipment. They spin samples of material around so as to generate centrifugal force. Under that intense force, heavier and lighter materials tend to separate. However, a common laboratory centrifuge is nowhere near powerful enough to separate uranium-235 from uranium-238. The two isotopes are nearly, but not quite, identical in mass. And a sample of uranium contains very little uranium-235. As Live Science previously reported, a country seeking to enrich uranium must first transform a uranium sample into a gas. Then, that gas must be whipped up to intense speeds in powerful industrial centrifuges to cause the two isotopes to separate, before the uranium atoms get extracted from the gas once again. To extract the 137 lbs. (62 kilograms) of uranium-235 necessary to build the bomb dubbed “Little Boy” that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, the United States in 1945 expended a full 10% of its national energy supply, according to “The Making of the Atomic Bomb” (Simon & Schuster, 1995). The original uranium sample weighed 4 tons (3,600 kilograms). And 20,000 people helped build the refining facility that made the bomb, a facility that required 12,000 people to operate. It’s not infeasible that Iran could enrich a significant stockpile of weapons-grade uranium. But the 4.5% mark doesn’t represent a significant step in that direction, except in symbolic terms. Iran has also threatened to enrich uranium to 20%, which is closer but still not weapons grade. The question now is whether the breakdown of the nuclear deal, precipitated by the U.S., continues to escalate tensions. What’s That? Your Physics Questions Answered The Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics Originally published on Live Science.last_img read more

Siddaramaiah exudes confidence of winning trust vote says its a joint decision

first_imgSiddaramaiah exudes confidence of winning trust vote, says it’s a joint decisionSenior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday said the decision to seek a trust vote by the coalition government headed by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was taken by the two ruling partners and asserted it has the numbers.advertisement Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 20:00 IST Replying to questions, Siddaramaiah said without numbers or confidence none will seek a trust vote. (Photo: PTI)Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday said the decision to seek a trust vote by the coalition government headed by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was taken by the two ruling partners and asserted it has the numbers.The Congress Legislature Party Leader also said he had been talking to disgruntled party MLAs barring Roshan Baig because he has been suspended.”Yesterday, we took the decision (on the trust vote) after discussions,” the former chief minister told reporters.Kumaraswamy, whose government is teetering on the brink of collapse after 16 MLAs of the ruling combine resigned, made the announcement about trust vote in the assembly earlier on Friday.Replying to questions, Siddaramaiah said without numbers or confidence none will seek a trust vote.”We have confidence, so we are moving the confidence motion,” he added.On how the ruling combine would muster the numbers, Siddaramaiah said, How can we disclose now? You will come to know when the vote of confidence is moved. Things like how it will happen, who will be present cannot be disclosed now.”To a question, he ruled out the possibility of a counter-operation to the alleged toppling bid of BJP, saying his party did not belive in operations.He refused to comment on the Supreme Court ordering status quo in the matter of resignation and disqualification of ten rebel MLAs.However, he added the Speaker was empowered under the anti-defection law to decide on disqualification of MLAs.Also Read | Karnataka crisis: Will face all issues on floor of House, says CM KumaraswamyAlso Read | Karnataka crisis: No decision on rebel MLAs till July 16, SC tells SpeakerAlso Watch | Kumaraswamy seeks floor test, says he govt has numbersFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow KumaraswamyFollow Karnataka crisisFollow Siddaramaiah Nextlast_img read more

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