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Mrs Duncan continues to question the man and even claims she will tell police he assaulted her. Her husband then shows up, giving the man ten seconds to remove the video from his phone. Throughout the whole incident, the pedestrian remains calm and continues to film despite the duo trying their best to intimidate him. The confrontation, which took place in November, went viral over the weekend with thousands viewing it on YouTube. Mrs Duncan, who runs Sarah Duncan Knitwear in Bath, has now complained to the police after receiving abusive emails and phone calls. A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "A lady contacted the police to complain about being harassed.
A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity . A person who lives a sedentary lifestyle may colloquially be known as a couch potato . It is commonly found in both the developed and developing world.
What President Obama’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Means for You The fact that anyone has $200,000 in debt because they went to college is a disheartening reminder that the debate on student loan reform is way overdue. Thankfully President Obama has reignited that conversation by announcing reforms to the federal student loan program , which could help millions of students pay their federal loans back faster. Cue the celebration: get the fireworks, a giant cake, and a new wallet. Preferably one that’s thicker so it can hold all the money you’re going to save. See, there’s even a cute video explaining it all .
Earlier this month, I wrote about Search plus Your World , Google’s new search feature that allows users to get more social web results. In this new feature, the search giant delivers Google+ items specifically shared with the user, along with organic search results. And while this is indeed a pretty useful capability because it allows people to view social AND web results, the release of Search plus Your World raised eyebrows in the SEO and social media community mainly because the “social” results produced by the new feature only included pages from Google+.
He's been one jump ahead of the pack ever since the early 1980s (when I avidly subscribed to his pseudonymous crit zine Cheap Truth , the house self-criticism session of the early cyberpunks), then the mid-1980s when he basically invented the New Space Opera and moved on before anyone else had time to notice, and then the early 90s when he got the implications of the internet and climate catastrophe in Heavy Weather ... seriously, if I'm ever at a loss to know what the big near-term global issues are, I look for his footsteps and follow them. (It's no accident that a few years ago he seemed to lose interest in dying media and high-tech environmentalism and went after industrial design and 3D printers.) Anyway.
TIME WITHOUT END: PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY IN AN OPEN UNIVERSE (*) Freeman J. Dyson Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton New Jersey 08540 Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 51, No. 3, July 1979 (c) 1979 American Physical Society Quantitative estimates are derived for three classes of phenomena that may occur in an open cosmological model of Friedmann type. (1) Normal physical processes taking place with very long time-scales. (2) Biological processes that will result if life adapts itself to low ambient temperatures according to a postulated scaling law. (3) Communication by radio between life forms existing in different parts of the universe. The general conlusion of the analysis is that an open universe need not evolve into a state of permanent quiescence.
What's in store for humanity? It is becoming clear that we will use our growing technological powers to transform not only the world around us but ourselves, too. Many forms of human enhancement are already routine-- sports medicine , psychotropic mood drugs, wakefulness and alertness enhancers, cosmetic surgery, drugs for sexual performance. Much more will become possible in coming decades. Joel Garreau's Radical Evolution joins several recent titles that attempt to make sense of the radical future possibilities for our species. The potential prospects include superintelligent machines, nonaging bodies, direct connections between human brains or between brain and computer, fully realistic virtual reality, and the reanimation of patients in cryonic suspension.
Psychohistory is a fictional science in Isaac Asimov 's Foundation universe which combines history , sociology , etc., and mathematical statistics to make general predictions about the future behavior of very large groups of people, such as the Galactic Empire . It was first introduced in the five short stories (1942–1944) which would later be collected as the 1951 novel Foundation . [ edit ] Axioms
In the forthcoming book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think , Peter H. Diamandis (chairman and CEO of the X-Prize Foundation and cofounder and chairman of Singularity University) and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler give us an extensive tour of the latest in exponentially growing technologies and explore how four emerging forces — exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion — are conspiring to solve humanity’s biggest problems. “This brilliant must-read book provides the key to the coming era of abundance, replacing eons of scarcity,” says Ray Kurzweil, inventor and author of The Singularity is Near . Matt Ridley, author of the Rational Optimist , agrees: “This vital book … gives us a blinding glimpse of the innovations that are coming our way. …” Stewart Brand, editor of the Whole Earth Catalog , describes the book as “comprehensively sampl[ing] … the profound innovations going on to improve the human condition.”
Memory for the future refers to the ability to use memory to picture and plan future events. It is a subcategory of "mental time travel" which Suddendorf and Corballis described to be the process that allows people to imagine both past and potential future events. Mental time travel into the future has been discovered to use the same processes as mental time travel into the past or recall . There are two ways that we can use our memory for the future.
Moscow - The Indo-Asian News Service has reported that a Russian scientist Leonid Ksanfomaliti, published a paper in which he claimed evidence of life on planet Venus. Ksanfomaliti's basis for the conclusion may cause many of his colleagues consternation. Ksanfomaliti, according to Daily Caller , is an astronomer at the Space Research Institute of Russia's Academy of Sciences . He announced that after analyzing photographs of the surface of planet Venus from a Russian space probe ( see video for the Russian landing probe photographs ), he has found evidence of life on the planet. In the paper reportedly published in Solar System Research (Astronomicheskii vestnik) , Ksanfomaliti said the photographs from a 1982 Russian probe showed objects shaped like a "disk," a "black flap," and a "scorpion."
The ultimate fate of the universe is a topic in physical cosmology . Many possible fates are predicted by rival scientific theories, including futures of both finite and infinite duration. Once the notion that the universe started with a rapid inflation nicknamed the Big Bang became accepted by the majority of scientists, [ 1 ] the ultimate fate of the universe became a valid cosmological question, one depending upon the physical properties of the mass/energy in the universe, its average density, and the rate of expansion. There's a growing consensus among cosmologists that the universe will continue to expand forever. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Emerging scientific basis
Spaceships of the Future Hungary-based space illustrator Adrian Mann is a graphical engineer for Project Icarus, an effort to research the possibilities for interstellar travel. When scientists conceive of spaceships for travel to another star, most proposals require advanced and exotic propulsion mechanisms, including nuclear power and antimatter power. The following illustrations by Mann show some of the proposed concepts for vehicles to take us beyond the solar system. Saturn Rockets During the Apollo program, NASA investigated many options for uprating the Saturn V, from stretching the 1st stage to adding enormous solid rocket boosters, and even a nuclear powered upper stage – NERVA – that could be used for missions to Mars.
The Neuroscience of Time Annalee Newitz in io9: When you watch the seconds tick by on a digital watch, you are in the realm of objective time, where a minute-long interval is always 60 seconds. But to your brain, a minute is relative.
Technological Requirements for Terraforming Mars Robert M. Zubrin. Pioneer Astronautics.