ISIS and Moldova's Black Market for Nuclear Materials. About Layer Wrapping. Compound wall layers can wrap at inserts and at the end caps of the wall. Select the Wraps checkbox in the Edit Assembly dialog to specify the layer of the compound wall to wrap at the ends of the wall, or when an insert (e.g., a door or window) is placed in the wall. The Wrapping at Ends and Wrapping at Inserts parameters must be specified in the type properties of the wall for individual layers to wrap. Note: Wrapping is not enabled for roof and floor compound elements. Wrapping at Ends End conditions of walls can be set to Interior or Exterior to control which side of the wall the materials will wrap to. If you do not want the layers of the wall to wrap, set end conditions to None. Compound wall with no end-cap wrapping Exterior wrapping at a wall's end caps Interior wrapping at the end caps Wrapping at Inserts Wrapping at inserts can be set to wrap material on the interior, exterior, both, or none.
Interior wrapping at window insert. Pet Adoption: need to adopt a pet or rehome? Search pets for adoption now! f8FwFXG. Stock photos that don’t suck. Apple Might Not Build a Car Itself. Automobile production might seem a stretch for a company more accustomed to making handheld electronic gadgets and software. While Apple has yet to make any official announcement, or even to comment on the speculation, mounting evidence suggests the company is at least exploring the development of automotive technology. But how would an Apple car be manufactured? Industry experts say the company could produce vehicles in much the same way that it makes iPhones and watches: by outsourcing the production of components and contracting with existing manufacturers. What’s more, as cars become more electrified and computerized, Apple’s existing expertise in software, user interfaces, and batteries may become an increasingly valuable asset. Apple has hired robotics engineers with expertise in the sensing and control capabilities needed for self-driving vehicles.
Apple already makes software that transports an iPhone’s interface to a car’s infotainment system. Elon Musk says ‘If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple’ An under-the-radar startup funded by billionaire Eric Schmidt has become a major technology vendor for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, underscoring the bonds between Silicon Valley and Democratic politics. The Groundwork, according to Democratic campaign operatives and technologists, is part of efforts by Schmidt—the executive chairman of Google parent-company Alphabet—to ensure that Clinton has the engineering talent needed to win the election. And it is one of a series of quiet investments by Schmidt that recognize how modern political campaigns are run, with data analytics and digital outreach as vital ingredients that allow candidates to find, court, and turn out critical voter blocs.
But campaigns—lacking stock options and long-term job security—find it hard to attract the elite engineering talent that Facebook, Google, and countless startups rely on. That’s also part of the problem that Schmidt and the Groundwork are helping Clinton’s team to solve. No Drama…Clinton? WuLaauF. Estonia Is Embracing Personalized Medicine With Its DNA Biobank. When Steven Smit opens the freezer, liquid nitrogen pours into the room, cascading dramatically over the sides of the container before spilling across the floor. He pulls out a cylindrical goblet containing 168 straws full of genetic material.
Even if the building lost electricity, he tells me, these samples would remain frozen for a month before thawing. As long as they stay frozen, they’ll last at least 50 years, maybe more. Smit and I are in the basement of the Estonian Genome Center at the University of Tartu, which holds more than 1 million of these straws, filled with DNA, white blood cells, and plasma of more than 52,000 Estonians. These samples comprise the country’s national biobank, a program that began in 2000 to collect DNA samples from a quarter of the country’s population. These samples are used for clinical research, but equally as important, they also form the backbone of the small Baltic nation’s plans to revamp its health-care system to provide more personalized care.
Uk.businessinsider. Tesla MotorsEarly concept art for Tesla's Gigafactory. Tesla's Gigafactory could change the world. For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million square-foot Gigafactory as a way to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transportation. " The first Gigafactory, located outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility that plans to build the batteries for Tesla’s electric cars for the foreseeable future.
Tesla wants to build batteries that cost significantly less “using economies of scale, innovative manufacturing, reduction of waste, and the simple optimization of locating most manufacturing process under one roof.” The Gigafactory is also notable since it will be powered completely by renewable energy, according to Tesla. Tesla’s first Gigafactory aims to start building battery cells by 2017, reaching full capacity by 2020.
What Makes Us Uncomfortable Might Be Just What We Need. Writer Svetlana Alexievich answers questions during a press conference in Minsk, Belarus, on Oct. 8, following the announcement of her Nobel Prize. Alexievich writes about hard truths, making Russian authorities uncomfortable. She says she wants her country to be better — instead of comfortable with where it is. Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images Writer Svetlana Alexievich answers questions during a press conference in Minsk, Belarus, on Oct. 8, following the announcement of her Nobel Prize. Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images I was thinking about the word "comfortable" today.
Comfortable — or just as likely, its good friend uncomfortable — has become the preferred way for many people to talk about something they don't like. I can understand it. It's a way of avoiding needless hurt and offense. It can also be a way of smoothing over a power dynamic that's not in your favor. It can also be about resisting change. Can I just tell you? Story. WASHINGTON — For just the third time on record, scientists say they are now watching the unfolding of a massive worldwide coral bleaching event, spanning the globe from Hawaii to the Indian Ocean. And they fear that thanks to warm sea temperatures, the ultimate result could be the loss of more than 12,000 square kilometres of coral this year — with particularly strong impacts in Hawaii and other U.S. tropical regions, and potentially continuing into 2016.
The event is being brought on by a combination of global warming, a very strong El Nino event, and the so-called warm “blob” in the Pacific Ocean, say the researchers, part of a consortium including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as well as XL Catlin Seaview Survey, The University of Queensland in Australia, and Reef Check. The prior events, Eakin continues, “were in 1998 and 2010, and those were pretty much one-year events.
Coral reefs comprise less than o.1 per cent of the ocean’s total area. Masters of Love. Gottman wanted to know more about how the masters created that culture of love and intimacy, and how the disasters squashed it. In a follow-up study in 1990, he designed a lab on the University of Washington campus to look like a beautiful bed-and-breakfast retreat. He invited 130 newlywed couples to spend the day at this retreat and watched them as they did what couples normally do on vacation: cook, clean, listen to music, eat, chat, and hang out. And Gottman made a crucial discovery in this study—one that gets at the heart of why some relationships thrive while others languish. Throughout the day, partners would make requests for connection, what Gottman calls “bids.” For example, say that the husband is a bird enthusiast and notices a goldfinch fly across the yard.
He might say to his wife, “Look at that beautiful bird outside!” The wife now has a choice. People who turned toward their partners in the study responded by engaging the bidder, showing interest and support in the bid. This couple lives on 6% of their income so they can give $100,000 a year to charity. A young boy—let’s call him H—arrived in the UK in 2011. He had hoped his life would finally start to get better after fleeing Afghanistan. He was wrong. Based on his physical appearance and demeanor, the UK decided H was “significantly” over the age of 18. Two social workers claimed H was “deliberately making himself look younger in his behavior” and was, in fact, in his early 20s.
H was forced to live in adult housing and his mental health deteriorated. He was threatened with deportation. Like so many people under the age of 18 seeking asylum, H was unable to produce documentary evidence of his age. Some minors considered intimate genital examination as abuse. Child asylum seekers pose a particular problem for European governments. How do they do it? These age assessments can vary widely across Europe, with some countries determining age just based on an applicant’s appearance or a series of interviews to see if they behave like a child. The alternative is a medical age assessment. How To Be The Type Of Person Everyone Wants To Know — The Coffeelicious.
Some people are simply a joy to be around. The conversation flows effortlessly. You laugh. You feel genuinely interested. You find yourself looking forward to seeing them, and you leave them feeling like their company was a valuable use of your time. Obviously, this connection has something to do with how much you have in common, but I think there’s more to it than just that. Understanding your mindset According to psychologist Carol Dweck, a person’s mindset can come in two flavours: fixed and growth. In a nutshell, someone with a fixed mindset believes that we are what we are, and that things don’t really change. The growth mindset individual, on the other hand, believes in constant evolution.
Some people tend towards a fixed mindset, and others towards growth, but of course it’s not entirely binary. The way we evaluate our sense of worth, success and ability differs depending on our mindset. Needless to say, in the long run growth minded people will tend to go furthest. Microsoft Researchers Test Multi-Person Mixed Reality. In an example of shared mixed reality, two students see a visual effect as they shake hands. Augmented or mixed reality, which renders virtual images in a view of the real world, can be spectacular to experience. But it may be even more fun when you bring a friend. Researchers in the Microsoft lab of Jaron Lanier are experimenting with multi-person augmented reality, and the results of their work could help shape the way the technology is commercialized and used.
Lanier was a pioneer of virtual and augmented, or mixed, reality in the 1980s. Microsoft is testing a commercial augmented reality product, called HoloLens. Lanier stresses that his work is separate from HoloLens and does not reflect how that product will develop. Lanier’s project is called Comradre (and pronounced “comradery”). One of Lanier’s students, Andrea Stevenson Won, wears a headset developed in his lab at Microsoft. The video shows a number of experimental applications developed for the platform. Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals. The other side of the Moroccan Wall | Home | Life Links | DW.COM | 07.10.2015. Above all else, Ahmedsalem wants the world to know about the wall. It's rarely in the news and little discussed outside of Africa. But it's the longest continuous minefield on the planet, a militarized zone that runs for 2,700 kilometers.
More importantly for Ahmedsalem, it's a wall that divides his people, the Sahrawi. When 34-year-old Ahmedsalem was growing up in the capital of Western Sahara - Laayoune - he says it felt like he was growing up under military occupation. Now, Ahmedsalem has the rare distinction of having lived on both sides of the wall after he willingly moved to the refugee camps on the border with Algeria. Western Sahara is a divided territory with a complex, war-torn history. The sand berms separating Moroccan territories and Mauritania. As Morocco settled the Atlantic side, they built a wall down the middle of the territory, to keep Sahrawis and the Polisario Front in the desert east. Growing up divided The Algerian Refugee Camps One of the refugee camps in Tindouf. Semester Abroad Offers Couple A Chance To Grow | Dear Abby | Columns. DEAR ABBY: I am a college sophomore and have been dating my boyfriend, Evan, for nearly a year. I am planning to take a semester abroad at the beginning of my junior year.
Recently, Evan confessed that if I leave, our relationship would have to end. He asserts that being away from me for more than three months would be too painful and scary, not knowing if I was all right. (He has some anxiety issues, for which I have urged him to consider therapy.) Should I end this relationship now, or continue to see if Evan changes his mind? There's a possibility, depending on program availability and class requirements, that I may not even be able to go.
I don't want to break any hearts or inflict any pain. DEAR STUDENT: Gather your courage and tell Evan that you love him and want him to be your best friend forever, but that the semester abroad is an opportunity to grow. You are right that he needs to work on his anxiety issues. DEAR ABBY: I am 50, own my home and am debt-free. Yeonmi Park: ‘I hope my book will shine a light on the darkest place in the world’
Yeonmi Park was born in the North Korean city of Hyesan, close to the Chinese border, and brought up in the brutal and paranoid atmosphere of the Kim dictatorships. Aged 13, she and her mother braved the frontier guards and fled to China. In Order to Live, her clear-eyed and devastating autobiography tells of her famine-struck childhood in North Korea, her defection and the years in which she was trafficked around northern China by gangsters running forced marriage and prostitution rackets. She and her mother, finally reunited, travelled across the Gobi desert before reaching freedom.
Park is now studying criminal justice in South Korea and working as an activist, most recently speaking at the One Young World summit in Dublin and at the UN Human Rights session on North Korea. How has seeing your life on the page made you feel? It was also reliving it. Was there any of your own past that you were tempted to leave there? One man, in particular, stands out – Hongwei. Standing up for science: A new front has opened in the public relations war over GM crops. : EverythingScience. Kim Jong-un is no joke, says North Korean defector. A young North Korean defector and human rights activist has urged the west to not consider dictator Kim Jong-un as a comic figure.
“Please don’t see Kim Jong Un as a joke,” she told the Women in the World event in London. “He is killing millions of people.” Yeonmi Park, a 22-year-old who fled to China before making it to South Korea, described the complete control the dictator had over her childhood. “I believed my dear leader could read my mind, I thought if I thought a bad thing he could punish me,” she said. Park, who has written about her childhood in a harrowing autobiography, was speaking ahead of Saturday’s celebrations in Pyongyang for the 70th anniversary of the Korean Workers’ Party.
At a lavish military parade, Kim said that his country was ready to counter any threat posed by the United States. Park urged the audience in London to not to take their freedoms for granted. She gave an insight into the repression and fear that North Koreans continue to live under. Quora. A typical week of school lunch for kids in Paris vs. New York. 6LTIgri. Fortune. What Exxon knew about the Earth's melting Arctic.
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