CMC –Left-hander Darren Bravo’s form remained a worry after he failed against India here Sunday, as West Indies A suffered a batting collapse on the penultimate day of their three-day match at Coolidge Cricket Ground.In desperate need of confidence ahead of next week’s start of the opening Test against India, Bravo lasted 45 minutes and 21 balls for his 11 before edging a drive at seamer Umesh Yadav to second slip.The 30-year-old has been named in the Test squad but is in the middle of a wretched run of form. He scraped 36 runs from five innings in the Ireland Tri-Nations Series back in May before scoring 19 and 0 in his only two innings at the ICC World Cup.In his first Test series in 28 months following a public falling out with Cricket West Indies, Bravo managed only 59 runs from five innings against England earlier this year.While Bravo failed, opener Kavem Hodge stepped up to top-score with 51 as West Indies A, responding to India’s 297 for six declared overnight, were dismissed for 181 in their first innings.Captain Jahmar Hamilton struck 33 while veteran left-hander Jonathan Carter chipped in with 26, but the remainder of the Windies A line up struggled.The hosts failed to muster any significant partnerships and the best was a 26-run stand for the fourth wicket between Hodge and Jason Mohammed (6).All told, Hodge faced 100 balls in 141 minutes, hitting eight fours before he was fifth out with the score on 94, lbw to seamer Ishant Sharma in the fifth over after lunch, playing around a full length delivery.Hamilton got a start, striking four fours in a 72-ball knock before he was last out while Carter also got in, lashing two fours and a six in a 35-ball innings before falling to a catch at silly point off left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav.Umesh Yadav (3-19), fellow fast bowler Ishant (3-21) and left-arm spinner Kuldeep (3-35) all picked up three wickets each.Batting a second time, India got an unbeaten 48 from Hanuma Vihari as they reached 84 for one at the close.ScoreboardINDIA 1st Innings 297 for six decl.WEST INDIES “A” 1st InningsJ Solozano c Rahul b Ishant Sharma 9K Hodge lbw b Ishant Sharma 51B King c wkpr Pant b Ishant Sharma 4DM Bravo c Rahul b Umesh Yadav 11J Mohammed run out 6J Carter c Agarwal b Kuldeep Yadav 26*+J Hamilton c Umesh Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 33R Powell c Pujara b Umesh Yadav 16R Shepherd c Rahane b Umesh Yadav 1K Pierre b Kuldeep Yadav 17K Harding not out 4Extras (w1, nb2) 3TOTAL (all out, 56.1 overs) 181Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-30, 3-51, 4-77, 5-94, 6-115, 7-136, 8-140, 9-164, 10-181.Bowling: Ishant Sharma 8-1-21-3 (w1), Bumrah 11-0-45-0 (nb2); Umesh Yadav 10-4-19-3; Saini 6-0-20-0; Jadeja 12-2-41-0; Kuldeep Yadav 9.1-1-35-3INDIA 2nd InningsM Agarwal c wkpr Hamilton b Shepherd 13*A Rahane not out 20H Vihari not out 48Extras (lb2, nb1) 3TOTAL (1 wkt, 35 overs) 84Fall of wickets: 1-22Bowling: Mindley 4-2-8-0, Harding 5-0-15-0 (nb1), Shepherd 9-6-22-0, Carter 5-2-3-1, Pierre 7-1-26-0, Hodge 4-1-7-0, Mohammed 1-0-1-0.Position: India lead by 200 runs with nine second innings wickets standing
Published on July 27, 2020 at 2:32 pm Contact Adam: email@example.com | @_adamhillman Comments The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Wide receiver Cameron Jordan has left the Syracuse football program, SU Athletics confirmed to Syracuse.com and 247sports. The program did not give a reason for his departure. The redshirt junior was left off the updated roster that SU released Monday. With the program’s loss of Trishton Jackson and Sean Riley — Jackson a year early to the NFL and Riley to graduation — Jordan was primed to compete for a starting job. He caught three balls for 20 yards in his first two years, but was listed atop the Orange’s depth chart for outside receiver in March. Syracuse this season returns wide receivers Taj Harris, Anthony Queeley, Russell Thompson-Bishop, Ed Hendrix, Sharod Johnson, Nykeim Johnson and Courtney Jackson. Harris and Johnson were listed as the two other starters in the spring and have the most yards and receptions.Hendrix, a redshirt sophomore, was listed as the second string to Jordan in March’s version of the depth chart. He’s yet to appear in a game for the Orange after missing his first two seasons recovering from separate knee injuries. In his senior year of high school, Hendrix totaled 27 receptions for 585 yards and 14 touchdowns for H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.). AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse is positioned to enter training camp as early as Aug. 6. The Orange entered phase three of their summer workouts in late July, now operating as cohesive offensive and defensive units, and held their first walkthrough last Thursday. Facebook Twitter Google+
1. Steve Kerr and the Warriors did cruel things to 20-year-old rookie Ja Morant Tuesday night in Memphis, but as I wrote after the game, their tactics there — in arguably their best win of the year — weren’t going to work against 20-year-old Luka Doncic and the Mavericks.It took roughly two minutes for that to prove true Wednesday in Dallas.As ESPN’s Tim MacMahon noted on Twitter, if you ever wanted to know what Doncic would do against a G-League team, you found out in the Mavericks’ 142-94 …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have had nice weather and have been getting a lot of work one. I am on a parts run this morning. We started on Wednesday and we’ve got about 500 acres of beans off now and we are over halfway with getting wheat in the ground. It has been slow going in some places but the cool weather has given us the chance to get some good night runs in.The beans have been all across the board I have had everything from 30 to 50 bushels. Fifty and some decimal points is as high as I have gotten it to go and I had two fields go there. The highs we’ve had were about what I expected but I didn’t think we’d have beans as low as the 30-bushel range. We have higher dirt, which in Paulding County is about six inches higher than everything else. The beans shut down early on those higher spots and that really hurt the yields.We won’t get back to corn until we finish up with these food grade non-GM beans. They are at 11% to 12.5% moisture but there are still green leaves. It looks like silage coming out of the back of the combine.We have three varieties of beans. We have been following the combine planting wheat and we will be strip-tilling for corn too. The next variety of beans we will get to will be our last wheat ground.We have not done any corn since the 100 acres that was dropping ears. So far it looks like the stalks are still holding in the rest of the corn and it’s not dropping ears. It looks like we will have a nice stretch of weather coming, too.
Retransmission fees for US TV station owners could reach US$10.3 billion annually by 2021, according to new research.This is in comparison with an expected figure for 2015 of US$6.3 billion, SNL Kagan’s industry retransmission fee projects suggests.Retransmission fees, which see cable and satellite platforms pay networks to broadcast their channels, have become a key battleground in the US as a means for broadcasters and their local affiliates to recoup revenues lost to falling advertising rates.SNL Kagan noted US station owners had “continued to secure higher retrans fees in recent negotiations, with strong advances made at year-end 2014 from renewals and annual step-ups in existing contracts”.Broadcast networks, meanwhile, have also found success in extracting more from fees with distributors, and cooperating between them and affiliate stations are improving on OTT services such as CBS All Access.This is providing new avenues to monetise content and hedge against potential retrans disputes, which are increasingly common, and loss of multichannel subscribers through cord-cutting.In light of its latest findings, analyst SNL Kagan has increased its projection for retrans revenues by 2020 to rise US$500 million to US$9.8 billion.
Provided by Swinburne University of Technology When an autonomous Uber in Arizona failed to slow down it fatally hit a 49-year-old woman. Citation: The deadliest stage in self-driving development (2018, May 30) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-deadliest-stage-self-driving.html Explore further Last week, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its preliminary report into the Uber self-driving crash that killed a woman in March. The NTSB found that the car identified an object on the road seconds before the crash, but the vehicle did not stop. The radar and Lidar sensors on the modified Volvo XC-90 SUV detected 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg about six seconds before the crash. The vehicle classified Herzberg first as an object, then as a vehicle, and finally as a bicycle as she was walking her bike across the street.About a second before impact, the self-driving system determined that emergency braking was needed to avoid a collision. But, Uber had disabled the Volvo’s factory-equipped automatic emergency braking system to avoid clashes with its own tech, the report said.Things got worse from there.The NTSB also found that Uber’s self-driving software had been trained not to apply its own emergency braking in situations that risked “erratic vehicle behaviour.” This was done to provide a comfortable ride: Too many false positive detections (e.g. tree leaves, shrubs or plastic bags on the road) would result in a large number of emergency brakes which no passenger will tolerate.So, instead, the company relied on the backup driver to intervene in the last minute to avoid disaster. That did not happen.Re-thinking Level-3 and conditional automationMost of the self-driving testing today requires human intervention. This is what’s referred to as Level-3 or conditional automation – the stage in autonomous vehicle development which I think is the most dangerous because it involves the handover of vehicle control to the backup driver in case of emergency. Few companies have already chosen to skip Level 3 and target the safer Level 4 (full autonomy).In fact, I would argue that Level 3 should be explicitly prohibited on open roads. Having a human step inside the control loop at the last possible minute is nothing short of a guaranteed disaster.With both automated emergency braking systems not available in the Uber vehicle, the company was relying on the backup operator to intervene at moment’s notice to prevent a crash. This is problematic because passing control from car to human poses many difficulties especially in situations when the backup operator has zoned out. Video footage showed the operator looking down immediately before the crash. She braked only after the collision. Herzberg was killed. 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. Level 3 is also providing drivers with a false sense of security. In March, a Tesla driver was killed in a crash in California when his vehicle was running on Autopilot. In May 2016, a Tesla driver died when his car, also on Autopilot, crashed into a truck in Florida. These vehicles are designed for driving by humans, assisted by self-driving technologies, not driven by computers with human supervision.Regulatory intervention – the way forwardThe NTSB report highlights not only the shortcomings of Uber’s testing program, but also a failure in regulating tests on open roads.A report published last year showed the readiness of self-driving software varies across the different providers. Waymo’s self-driving software was 5,000 times safer than Uber’s, according to the report. This was measured according to the rate of disengagements, when the automated system forced the backup driver to take control of the vehicle. Uber’s rate was 1 disengagement per mile driven, while Waymo’s was 1 disengagement every 5,128 miles!The industry is self-regulating and it is unknown how they determine if their technology is safe to operate on public roads. The regulators have also failed to provide the criteria for making such determinations.While it is necessary to test the performance of self-driving software under real-life conditions, the trials on open roads should not be about testing the safety of the systems. Safety testing should be comprehensively evaluated before allowing the vehicles on public roads.An appropriate course of action would be for regulators to come up with a set of standardised tests, and request companies to benchmark their algorithms on the same data sets.The regulators should follow a graduated approach to certification. First, the self-driving system is evaluated in simulation environments. This provides confidence that the system is working safely. This is followed by real-world testing in confined environments (e.g. on test-beds). Once the vehicles pass the benchmark tests, the regulators can allow them on open roads but also with safety conditions.This tragic incident should be a catalyst for regulators to establish a strong and robust safety culture to guide innovations in self-driving technologies. Without this, autonomous vehicle deployment would go nowhere very fast. Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake
Foxconn putting US headquarters in Milwaukee Citation: Foxconn may import workers for US plant: report (2018, November 6) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-foxconn-import-workers.html Explore further Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony in June for a new Foxconn factory complex in Wisconsin Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn is struggling to find enough skilled workers for its planned facility in Wisconsin and may bring in personnel from China, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. © 2018 AFP The report said Foxconn, which makes devices and components for Apple and other tech firms, is facing a tight labor market for the manufacturing plant, which is getting some $3 billion in incentives from the midwestern state.The company has pledged to hire 13,000 workers at the southern Wisconsin site, but some reports say the total may be lower as Foxconn scales back its initial plans.The groundbreaking for the plant was attended in June by US President Donald Trump, who claimed credit for the decision by the company to locate the plant in the United States.Republican Governor Scott Walker, seeking re-election in Wisconsin, is touting the Foxconn deal as an achievement but his critics claim the state will end up losing as a result of the large subsidies. 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.
In this Sunday March 10, 2019 file photo, family members of the victims involved in a plane crash react at Addis Ababa international airport. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) Explore further At a news conference, Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges said the Ethiopian Airlines crew “performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft.”However, it wasn’t clear whether the Ethiopian pilots followed Boeing’s recommendations to the letter in dealing with the system repeatedly pointing the nose down.The pilots initially followed Boeing’s emergency steps by disconnecting the MCAS system, but for an unknown reason, they turned the system back on, an official familiar with the crash investigation told The Associated Press on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because investigators had not yet released their preliminary report. Boeing’s procedures instruct pilots to leave the MCAS system disconnected and continue flying manually for the rest of the flight.Ethiopian investigators did not address that issue at Thursday’s news conference, saying only that the pilots had done what they were supposed to.Family members of crash victims said they were unsettled by the report’s findings. In this Wednesday March 13, 2019 file photo, relatives react at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia, just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) The problems are similar to those reported on the Indonesian Lion Air flight that crashed last October. Investigators found that software on that plane took readings from the sensor and pointed the nose down. Thursday’s revelations raise questions about repeated assertions by Boeing and U.S. regulators that pilots could regain control in some emergencies by following steps that include turning off an anti-stall system designed specifically for the Max, known by its acronym, MCAS.Investigators are looking into the role of MCAS, which under some circumstances can automatically lower the plane’s nose to prevent an aerodynamic stall. The Max has been grounded worldwide pending a software fix that Boeing is rolling out, which still needs to be approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators.In a statement, Boeing acknowledged the faulty data from the sensor activated the MCAS system, which was similar to circumstances in the Lion Air crash. 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. In this Wednesday March 13, 2019 file photo, a family member reacts at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia, just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) The findings drew the strongest link yet between the March 10 crash in Ethiopia and an October crash off the coast of Indonesia, which both involved Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliners. All 346 people on the two planes were killed.Both planes had an automated system that pushed the nose down when sensor readings detected the danger of an aerodynamic stall, but it now appears that sensors malfunctioned on both planes.Thursday’s report, based on flight data and cockpit voice recorders on the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner, showed that a faulty sensor on the plane touched off a series of events that caused the pilots to lose control of the plane. The report from Ethiopia’s Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau said the sensor problems began about a minute after the plane was cleared for takeoff.It said air speed and altitude values on the left side of the 737 Max conflicted with data from the right sensor, causing flight control problems. Eventually the Ethiopian Airlines pilots couldn’t keep the plane from crashing into the ground, killing all 157 people on board. In this Thursday March 14, 2019 file photo, Ethiopian relatives of crash victims mourn at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia, just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) In this Thursday March 14, 2019 file photo, Ethiopian relatives of crash victims mourn at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia, just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) A doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet suffered from faulty readings by a key sensor, and pilots followed Boeing’s recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but could not avoid crashing, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the Ethiopian government. In this March 14, 2019, file photo, workers walk next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field, in Seattle. A published report says pilots of an Ethiopian airliner that crashed followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden nose-down turn but couldn’t regain control. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) In this Wednesday March 13, 2019 file photo, a family member reacts at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia, just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) “Today’s preliminary report suggests Boeing could have done better in notifying the problem with the aircraft system early on,” said Konjit Shafi, who lost her younger brother, Sintayehu Shafi, in the crash. “This is causing us a great deal of pain. It is so sad to learn that our loved ones would have been spared if this problem was detected on time.””We want justice, not a delayed justice but a quick one. I heard the full report may take one year. But that’s too long,” she said, surrounded by her family members in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.Meanwhile, the family of a 24-year-old American woman killed in the crash sued Boeing on Thursday. The complaint, which also names Ethiopian Airlines and parts maker Rosemount Aerospace as defendants, alleged negligence and civil conspiracy among other charges.”Blinded by its greed, Boeing haphazardly rushed the 737 MAX8 to market” and “actively concealed the nature of the automated system defects,” the lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Samya Stumo alleged. Stumo is a great grand-niece of consumer advocate Ralph Nader.Nader called on consumers to boycott the 737 MAX 8 and blasted the FAA for delegating so much responsibility in certifying the plane was safe to Boeing. The company said that to make sure unintended activation of the system doesn’t happen again, Boeing is developing software and “associated comprehensive pilot training” for the Max. The software update, Boeing said in the statement, adds layers of protection and will stop erroneous data from activating the system. Ethiopian investigators did not specifically mention the MCAS, but recommended that Boeing review “the aircraft flight control system related to the flight controllability.” They also recommended that aviation officials verify that issues have been adequately addressed before allowing the planes to fly again. In this March 11, 2019, file photo, wreckage is piled at the crash scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, Ethiopia. A published report says pilots of an Ethiopian airliner that crashed followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden nose-down turn but couldn’t regain control. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) Preliminary report: Ethiopia crew followed Boeing procedures “Those planes should never fly again,” Nader said. “If we don’t end the cozy relationship between the patsy FAA … and the Boeing Company, 5,000 of these fatally flawed planes will be in the air all over the world with millions of passengers.”Boeing is the focus of investigations by the U.S. Justice Department, the Transportation Department’s inspector general, and congressional committees. Investigations are also looking at the role of the Federal Aviation Administration in the U.S., which certified the Max in 2017, and declined to ground it after the first deadly crash in October. The agency was also reluctant to ground the planes after the Ethiopian Airlines crash and was among the last agencies to do so.The FAA, which must certify the 737 Max is safe before it can go back into the air, said in a statement that the investigation is still in its early stages.”As we learn more about the accident and findings become available, we will take appropriate action,” the agency said. In this Wednesday March 13, 2019 file photo, a grieving relative who lost his wife in the plane crash is helped by a member of security forces and others near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia, at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) In this March 11, 2019, file photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, Ethiopia. A published report says pilots of an Ethiopian airliner that crashed followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden nose-down turn but couldn’t regain control. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) In this Monday March 11, 2019 file photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File) In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a worker enters a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane during a brief media tour of Boeing’s 737 assembly facility in Renton, Wash. A published report says pilots of an Ethiopian airliner that crashed followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden nose-down turn but couldn’t regain control. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: Ethiopian report says faulty sensor data led to jet crash (2019, April 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-ethiopian-faulty-sensor-jet.html
10 Interesting Places in the Solar System We’d Like to Visit 11 Fascinating Facts About Our Milky Way Galaxy While the truth might be out there, technological aliens don’t seem to be — at least not yet. New results from the most comprehensive Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program ever undertaken — which surveyed 1,327 nearby stars for signals from intelligent beings — have turned up empty. “There’s certainly nothing out there glaringly obvious,” Danny Price, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley, and lead author of a paper about the results, which were published in The Astrophysical Journal, told Live Science. “There’s no amazingly advanced civilizations trying to contact us with incredibly powerful transmitters.” While the team didn’t find anything this time around, Price said that there could be many explanations for the lack of alien signals. Perhaps the search was conducted at the wrong frequencies, or those signals were hidden by radio interference from Earth. Any such undertaking is limited by the methods and discoveries that humans happen to have made in the course of our own history. [9 Strange, Scientific Excuses for Why Humans Haven’t Found Aliens Yet]These Sharks Were Too Busy to Notice a Bigger Predator Watching ThemThe unexpected twist at the end of this feeding frenzy delighted scientists.Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019Your 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Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really Loud00:35关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65745-extraterrestrial-intelligence-has-not-phoned-home.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:2802:28 “In a lot of ways, SETI is a bit of a mirror back on ourselves and our own technology and our understanding of physics,” Price said. The search was conducted as part of the Breakthrough Listen initiative, a 10-year, $100-million endeavor funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner that aims to scan the skies for technosignatures: transmissions or other evidence created by technological creatures on other worlds. The initiative, which kicked off in 2015, relies on two of the world’s most powerful telescopes — the 328-foot-diameter (100 meters) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, and the 210-foot-diameter (64 m) Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia — to try to eavesdrop on alien communications. In their latest data release, researchers analyzed 1 petabyte (or 1 million gigabytes) of data in both radio and optical wavelengths, looking at more than a thousand stars within 160 light-years of Earth. Several thousand interesting signals appeared during the search, though all turned out to originate from mundane sources, like human-made satellites. The entire gargantuan information catalog will be publicly available on Breakthrough’s Open Data Archive, making it the largest publication of SETI data in the history of the field. Jason Wright, an astrophysicist at Pennsylvania State University who was not involved in the work, told Live Science he was impressed with the researchers’ commitment to public release of their data. “Anyone who thinks the team might have missed something can go over their results and see for themselves,” he said. Wright has previously calculated that all SETI searches conducted to date amount to combing through the equivalent of a little more than a hot tub’s worth of water in all of our planet’s oceans. The latest addition increases that by 50% in radio wavelengths, he said, or roughly another bathtub’s worth. Price was optimistic that in the future his team will be able to put more stringent limits on the prevalence of life in the universe. The researchers intend to use the upcoming MeerKAT telescope in South Africa, an observatory that will consist of 64 separate 44-foot-diameter (13.5 m) arrays, to search more than a million stars in our galactic neighborhood for extraterrestrial transmissions. While any signal that appeared would have to be carefully scrutinized to ensure it was genuine, Price said such a finding would be truly revolutionary. “I think it would be one of the most important discoveries humankind would ever make,” he said. Originally published on Live Science. 15 Amazing Images of Stars
Next Asian News International New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 20:12 IST Arvind Kejriwal said he will visit the incident spot with Industries Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain. (Photo: ANI)Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation each to the families of those who died in the fire at a rubber factory in the city’s Jhilmil Industrial area.Earlier in the day, the fire broke out in the rubber factory, in which three people, including two women, lost their lives, while two others were injured.”Fire Department was able to rescue two people but failed to save three others. We will give Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the deceased,” Kejriwal told media, after visiting the incident site.Earlier in the day, Kejriwal tweeted, “Shocked to know about three deaths in a factory fire in Jhilmil Industrial area. Fire Services personnel tried their best to bring the fire under control in hostile conditions. Am visiting the site wid Industries Minister.”BJP leader Vijay Goyal also visited the spot and enquired about the situation. He also attacked Kejriwal, saying the Chief Minister does nothing to safeguard the capital and just announces compensation after every fire.”I have seen the condition of the building. It is very bad. Kejriwal every time reaches fire spot, expresses shock and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation,” he said. Meanwhile, the rescue operation has been concluded. The Fire Department is engaged in cooling down the building.Also Read | Delhi: 3 dead in massive fire at rubber factory in Shahdara’s Jhilmil Industrial AreaAlso Read | Fire breaks out at Nandaram market in KolkataAlso Watch | Major fire breaks out at DGHS office in Delhi’s KarkardoomaFor 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 FireFollow Jhilmil Jhilmil fire: Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 5 lakh compensation to families of deceasedThe incident took place in the early morning after a massive fire broke out in a rubber factory in Jhilmil industrial area in Delhi.advertisement