Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 14th 2017: If you’re looking for a good book to read or something different to do this summer vacation with family, you might be interested in checking out the Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, set to anchor at the Freeport Harbour in Grand Bahama, from July 29th for a week until August 6th. The Logos Hope boasts of over Five thousand affordable books for purchase, and offers a wide array of fun filled events onboard.The ship’s team met with Ian Rolle, President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority for advanced planning and discussed their upcoming visit, and the potential unique opportunities its arrival will bring to Grand Bahamians. Logos Hope project coordinator Filipe Leite, says “The crew of the Logos Hope is very unique because we are all Christians. We all believe in Jesus as our savior and we join as volunteers for the period of two or three years.”He went on to describe the organization’s motto of “bringing knowledge, help and hope” and explained their initiative to provide easy and affordable global access to literature.Logos Hope is operated by GBA (Good Books for All) Ships, an international charitable organization registered in Germany. Since its launch in 1970, the organization has welcomed over 45 million visitors in more than 150 countries worldwide.And if you want to learn more, you can visit the Facebook page, “Logos Hope visits The Bahamas.”
Post a comment Tags Mars shows off its south pole. ESA The Red Planet is sometimes considered a dead planet, but new research suggests that it may hide a roiling, volcanic beat within its crust.In July 2018, an international team of scientists discovered that Mars was likely harboring liquid water underneath its southern ice cap. Using data obtained by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter, they suggested there was a salt water lake lurking below the cap, about 12.5 miles (around 20 kilometres wide). Because of similar phenomena seen under the Earth’s ice caps, lead researcher Roberto Orosei said at the time “we had to conclude that there is water on Mars today.” Orosei’s team suggested that salts, which lower the melting point of ice, may be present at such a concentration that they enabled the lake to form.This new study builds on that research but posits the liquid water underneath the ice cap hasn’t completely frozen over not because of salts, but because of volcanic activity in Mars’ subsurface.Using a number of physical models, the team tried to understand the level of heat that would need to be generated in order to form the proposed underground lake. Their paper, published in Geophysical Research Letters on Tuesday, showed that one plausible solution would be if a magma chamber was present at a depth of no greater than 10 kilometres below.Their model rules out that salt, alone, could sufficiently produce the conditions needed for liquid water to form. Thus, the paper concludes that “recent magmatism may offer a plausible explanation” but without such activity, suggest that there may be no liquid water at the ice cap at all.The team suggest that NASA’s InSight lander, which is positioned on Mars’ surface and equipped with a heat probe, will provide a clearer picture of how hot the Martian crust might get. Mars interior isn’t quite as hot as Earth’s but we’re not sure exactly how warm it is.Of course, if there is liquid water then does that mean there may also be life? An underground lake provides a potential Garden of Eden, a safe paradise where life may still, uh, find a way.”We think that if there is any life, it likely has to be protected in the subsurface from the radiation,” said Ali Bramson, an author on the new paper.On Feb. 13, NASA bid farewell to its resilient Martian rover, Opportunity, which had been studying the planet from the ground for 15 years. In that time, Opportunity discovered evidence that Mars was once wet, rather than dusty and dry.And though, sadly, Opportunity is dead, Mars may very well be more alive than we thought. Sci-Tech 0 NASA Opportunity rover witnessed the wild side of Mars Share your voice 17 Photos
A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 20, 2016.Reuters file [Representational Image]Asian shares turned tail on the first trading day of the new year as more disappointing economic data from China darkened the mood and erased early gains in U.S. stock futuresMSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 1.1 percent as a private survey showed China manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in 19 months.The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for December fell to 49.7, from 50.2 in November, and followed a raft of soft trade data from the Asian region.The Shanghai blue chip index quickly shed 1 percent and South Korea fell 0.8 percent. Japan’s Nikkei was closed for a holiday.E-Mini future for the S&P 500 lost their early gains to be down 0.2 percent.The Australian dollar, often used as a proxy for China sentiment, lost 0.5 percent to its lowest since February 2016 at $0.7017.The safe-haven yen extended its broad rally as the U.S. dollar dropped to 109.53, near its lowest since June last year. The dollar was otherwise mixed, edging up a little on the euro to $1.1445 but off a shade on a basket of currencies at 96.166.The dollar has been dragged by a steep fall in Treasury yields in recent weeks as investors wagered the U.S. Federal Reserve would not raise rates again, even though it is still projecting at least two more hikes.AN END TO HIKESFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will have the chance to comment on the economic outlook when he participates in a joint discussion with former Fed chairs Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke on Friday.Also looming are a closely-watched survey on U.S. manufacturing due on Thursday, followed by the December payrolls report on Friday.Fed fund futures have all but priced out any hike for this year and now imply a quarter point cut by mid-2020.The Treasury market also assumes the Fed is done and dusted. Yields on two-year paper have tumbled to 2.49 percent, just barely above the cash rate, from a peak of 2.977 percent in November.Yields on 10-year notes have dived to their lowest since last February at 2.69 percent, making a bullish break of a major chart level at 2.717 percent.The spread between two- and 10-year yields has in turn shrunk to the smallest since 2007, a flattening that has been a portent of recessions in the past.”What is clear is that the global synchronised growth story that propelled risk assets higher has come to the end of its current run,” the Treasury team at OCBC Bank wrote in a note.”Inexorably flattening yield curves and, now, partially inverted U.S. yield curve have poured cold water on further policy normalisation going ahead.”The pullback in the dollar and the chance of no more U.S. rate hikes has been a boon for gold. The precious metal fetched $1,280.40 an ounce to be close to a six-month peak.Oil prices flagged anew after a punishing 2018. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI)futures slumped nearly 25 percent last year, while Brent lost 19.5 percent.On Wednesday, U.S. crude futures eased 2 cents to $45.39 a barrel, while Brent fell 18 cents to $53.64.
File PhotoPolice and members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a joint drive detained 79 Rohingya people in Ukhia upazila in the last eight hours between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday.The joint force set up a check post at Ukhia bus station on Teknaf-Cox’s Bazar highway and detained 79 Rohingyas conducting drive in different vehicles.Later, the detained Rohingyas were sent back to Kutupalang Refugee Camp.Earlier on Friday, some 210 Rohingya refugees were also sent back to refugee camp after detaining from Teknaf link road.Dr AKM Iqbal Hossain, superintendent of Cox’s Bazar police, said law enforcers in different drives detained more than 5,000 Rohingya people who remained hiding in different areas and sent to Kutupalang Refugee camp so far.After crossing the border, those Rohingyas were hiding out in different areas of the district while some of them took shelter in houses of previously entered Rohingyas.Some 15 police check-posts have been set up on Cox’s Bazar Teknaf highway, Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong highway and Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive to prevent the spread of Rohingyas across the country, the police super added.According to international agencies, up to 400,000 Rohingyas have fled recent Myanmar violence to Bangladesh since 25 August.
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. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Go away dude. I’m about to get shot! Photo by Saurabh Palan Unimpressed by 4-D developments they had seen at haptics conferences and theme parks, the team of students – Saurabh Palan, Ruoyao Wang, Nathaniel Naukam, Edward Li, and Katherine J. Kuchenbecker – set out to make gunshots, knife slashings, and the feeling of blood dripping from the wounds more realistic than the other gadgets they had experienced provided.Using a first person shoot game (FPS Game: HALF LIFE 2 – Gun Shot Moment), the team set up their own game mode source code with a Source Engine wiki, complied it, and ran it through a Valve Steam platform. Then they designed their own map and game level and created their own 3-D first person shooter game.The TGVs are stuffed with solenoid actuators in the chest and on the front and back of the shoulders, and they are timed to go off when your character gets shot. They even get you where your character gets shot. Getting stabbed is no sweat either. The vibrating motors embedded around the vest simulate that experience. Oooh. Aaah. Why the vest can even simulate blood flowing from a wound. Ugh. Immersive Game System Allows Physical Interaction Between Players Half-Life 2 scene via sharkyextreme.com Tactile Gaming Vest. Photo by Saurabh Palan Explore further Citation: Tactile Gaming Vests: The Fourth Dimension In Gaming Reaches New Level Of Pain (2010, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-tactile-gaming-vests-fourth-dimension.html But there’s more to come. More sensations. More reality. But not much more pain. Palan and team want the vest to communicate the suddenness of the impact, but not too much pain.And I should add, that the Tactile Gaming Vest is not being developed just for gamers, but for 4-D movies, and the military to simulate what happens in battle. Now, that’s realism. More information: — iRoboticist.com– IEEE Spectrum (PhysOrg.com) — Have you ever been downed by a shot to your gut from a USP Match in Half-Life 2? Not yet? Well, if you crave realism in your gaming experiences, you’ll want to know about the development of the Tactile Gaming Vest (TGV). Graduate robotics students at the University of Pennsylvania, motivated by realism trends in movies and gaming, decided to take a step into a new dimension – the fourth dimension of haptic reality, the tactile simulation of forces that impact characters in a virtual world or on the big screen.