Researchers stretch CO bond to record length


first_img Journal information: Nature Chemistry © 2012 Explore further In its normal state, the C-O bond length is just 1.43Å, when present in oxatriquinane however, the bond length (also known as bond distance) is naturally stretched to 1.54Å. Bond length is the average distance between the nuclei of two atoms that are bonded together in a single molecule. The length of a bond is typically related to its order and more electrons tend to mean shorter bonds. To increase the bond length of C-O molecules in the compound oxatriquinane, the researchers replaced hydrogen surrounding the oxonium ion with alkyl groups of increasing steric demand, resulting in increased bulk. As the groups grew bigger, crowding occurred, resulting in push-back as they began to repel each other. That strain in turn resulted in stretching or pushing the C-O bonds even farther apart. Initial measurements found the bonds had been pushed to 1.60Å. A closer look using chemical synthesis and X-ray crystallography showed the bond had actually been stretched to 1.622Å. The researchers conducted a search of the Cambridge Structural Database and found no evidence that such a bond length with a C-O molecule had been observed before, which allowed them to pronounce the new length a record.The team notes that if tert-butyloxatriquinane were attached, it meant that they had attained the greatest degree of stretching possible without causing the molecule to break apart. They add that the C-O molecule is polar and extremely fragile which meant lengthening the bond was quite an achievement.In stretching the C-O bond, the team has helped to confirm theories that describe what happens when extraordinary strain is introduced into a molecular structure and what the limits of such experimentation might reveal. German team finds a way to link boron atoms with a triple bond (—Researchers at the University of California have succeeded in stretching a carbon monoxide molecule bond to a record length. In their paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry, the team describes how they built on previous work they’d done when building the compound oxatriquinane and noticed unusually long C-O bonds. This time around they swapped out the hydrogen surrounding the oxonium ion with other materials causing the C-O bonds to stretch to a record length of 1.622Å in ethers.center_img More information: Extreme oxatriquinanes and a record C–O bond length, Nature Chemistry (2012) doi:10.1038/nchem.1502AbstractOxatriquinanes are fused, tricyclic oxonium ions that are known to have exceptional stability compared to simple alkyl oxonium salts. C–O bonds in ethers are generally ∼1.43 Å in length, but oxatriquinane has been found to have C–O bond lengths of 1.54 Å. A search of the Cambridge Structural Database turned up no bona fide C–O bond length exceeding this value. Computational modelling of oxatriquinane alongside other alkyl oxonium ions indicated that the electronic consequences of molecular strain were primarily responsible for the observed bond elongation. We also show that substitution of the oxatriquinane ring system with alkyl groups of increasing steric demand pushes the C–O bond to unheard of distances, culminating in a tert-butyl derivative at a predicted 1.60 Å. Chemical synthesis and an X-ray crystallographic study of these compounds validated the results of the modelling work and, finally, an extraordinary 1.622 Å C–O bond was observed in 1,4,7-tri-tert-butyloxatriquinane. Bond length, angle and dihedral distortion energies for diethyl ether (MP2/6-31 + G**). Credit: Nature Chemistry (2012) doi:10.1038/nchem.1502 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. Citation: Researchers stretch C-O bond to record length (2012, November 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

Delhi to host IFLC


first_imgA joint collaboration between Educational Endowment Trust, Ministry of Culture, Government of India and UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, it aims to celebrate linguistic diversity and promote universal peace. This event will see the participation of school children from these 17 countries – India, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Hungary, US-TX, Georgia and Russia.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ The city will boast international presence as 43 international students and 18 mentors will participate along with 350 Delhi Schools on the theme- “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – ‘The world is one family’. The Capital’s Springdale’s School, The Frank Antony Public School, Ahlcon International School, Mata Gujri School, Tagore International School and Bluebells International School are also participating. Bilal Acikgoz, one of the coordinators of IFLC 2016, said: “We believe that understanding different languages and cultures helps us understand each other better, and that is the motive behind IFLC.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix Lauding the potential of Indian students he said, “I would also like to share that in India we have seen tremendous talent and potential in the students. They deserve serious attention of global educational and cultural organisations.“I think the international education fraternity should work in close cooperation with their Indian counterparts to provide the opportunities the Indian students truly deserve. The Educational Endowment Trust itself is keen to explore the talents of Indian students in other parts of India as well, especially in states like Maharashtra, UP, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand.” IFLC is a global effort to facilitate a cordial engagement between the young change makers from different parts of the world. Their mission clearly says- “It is our mission to rise on the wings of art and music and promote peace, love, and cultural encounters throughout the world’. India will witness the event for the first time since its inception in 2003.last_img read more

Best summer fabrics for children


first_img* Cotton and cotton blends: Cotton has always been a preferred fabric for every age group with a wide range of prints, textures and motifs. With its unique features and multipurpose approach, cotton has become a largely used fabric in the garment manufacturing sector. * Bamboo and bamboo blends: Bamboo fabric is very soft, often described as feeling like cashmere. This is because the bamboo fibre itself is naturally round and smooth without any chemical treatment. It can be worn directly to the skin due to no sharp spurs to irritate the skin due to its organic nature.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bamboo fibres are also quite long which means that there is less piling of the fabric than in the cheaper varieties of cotton. The softness and quality of the fabric itself seems to stand up to multiple washings. * Rayon and rayon blends: Rayon and its blends are made of natural cellulose which is chemically processed to produce fibres. Its ability to absorb humidity makes it a perfect fabric for summer just like linen or cotton. Rayon should be dry cleaned due its shorter durability.* Fine polyester and polyester blends: It is an ideal fabric for warm garments and soft accessories such as blankets, caps, mittens, and bibs.last_img read more

Morning Ragas Enthralling jugalbandi


first_imgAs winter sets in, early mornings become more pleasant than ever and the concept of ‘Morning Ragas’ catches on. The eighteenth edition of ‘Morning Ragas’, a series introduced by Legends of India in association with Sangeet Natak Akademi, was organised in the national Capital, recently. The depth, the style and perfectness of Kedia Brothers in presenting the tradition of ‘Maihar Gharana’ with effortless ease, enchanted the audience. It is said that when lord Shiva was carrying the body of the dead mother goddess (Mai in Hindi) Sati, her necklace (har in Hindi) fell at this place and hence the name ‘Maihar’ (Maihar = Mai+Har, meaning the ‘necklace of mother’) was originated. The Kedia Brothers had a wonderful taiyari, perfect mutual understanding and marvelous anticipation which attracted the audience to the dizzy heights of ecstasy and  brought them to fathom eternal tranquility and serenity of music. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith young talented artistes, many young music lovers swayed their heads and tapped their feet while some sat still – heads bowed and eyes shut – in deep thought, throughout the soulful recital in ‘Raag Sindhu Bhairavi’. Mormukut and Manoj Kedia commenced their concert with ‘Raag Todi’ where vilambit and chhota khayals were set in ‘Teen taal’.Then the artiste-duo drenched the audience in the labyrinth of music-ocean. Through their soulful and intelligently woven presentation of both the ragas they depicted their absolute command and maturity in their crafts. It was indeed an amazing and spectacular jugalbandi of two great artistes in a true sense.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Founder Chairman of Legends of India and the curator of Morning Ragas, Dipayan Mazumdar said that the purpose of presenting these soulful renditions were to bring the young generation into the fold of Classical music and uphold our Cultural traditions.Over the years, traditional ragas meant to be played essentially in the mornings have been widely neglected. Therefore, the concept of this weekend series was designed by Legends of India primarily to resurrect our tradition and cultural heritage. ‘Morning Ragas’ shall help re-live the traditional morning ragas which are on the verge of extinction. This concept of the on-going series is designed to promote dedicated young musicians. The series of ‘Morning Ragas’ showcase the Legends in the making.last_img read more

Checklist for skin care this winter


first_imgIn winters, cold weather and low humidity levels results in dry air which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking, bleeding and patchy skin. Indoor heat further robs the air of moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers.Megha Shah, cosmetologist, Nirmal Randhawa, make up artist at Indica Makeover Studio have shared a few skin care tips that can be followed during winter season: Also Read – Add new books to your shelf1. Wash in lukewarm water – Hot showers and baths always feel good in the winter, but when you can, particularly when just washing your face and hands; choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin. 4 Moisturize Immediately afterwards – Skin needs lots of moisturizing in winters. . Few drops of essential oil in water while bathing will help moisturize the skin. Applying moisture to damp skin help seal the dampness in the skin. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn winters, the skin becomes dry very quickly. So giving an overnight moisturizing therapy to skin, before going to sleep is a very good idea.If you want to get a glowing skin quickly, try using ice and moisturizer.  Put few drops of moisturizer or malai on an ice cube. Massage your face with this cube for 2-5 minutes.2. Water consumption – All of us tend to drink less water in winter because we turn to hot drinks like tea and coffee, but we often forget our skin needs hydration from inside, out. A little warm water with lemon can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time.  3. Change the cleanser – Cleansers can prove to be extremely drying to the skin. After using a cleanser, never leave the skin naked for more than 30 seconds, as this can dehydrate it, leading to increased dryness. Apply a hydrating toner and moisturizer to seal in the moisture.4. Use of homemade masks – Homemade hydrating masks can provide needed moisture in the winter months. Use natural moisturizing ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, olives, bananas for glowing skin rather than going for chemicals and toxins. 5. Cool breeze may deprive your skin of the essential moisture that keeps it soft. Apply and then reapply the moisturiser. But make sure that it is not too heavy for your skin. Otherwise, it will make your skin look oily and dark. A gel-to-cream base moisturiser would be ideal for any skin type.6. Have a nutritionally rich diet or food items rich in Omega 3 for a glowing skin. Nuts and seasonal vegetables are great for your skin. Avoid starchy and sugary foods as they may cause bloating and acne.7. Since your skin is already dry during winter season, excessive exfoliation will wash off all the natural oils from the skin and can damage it badly causing redness. Use gentle exfoliators like oatmeal and coffee powder, and seal it with a cream.’last_img read more

Dilip Ghosh seen in car with police sticker


first_imgKolkata: State BJP president Dilip Ghosh allegedly travelled in a car with ‘police’ sticker pasted on its windshield on Sunday at Durgapur. Later, a local resident identified as Akhil Shee lodged a complaint against Ghosh, narrating the incident on Monday at Durgapur police station, requesting necessary action.On Sunday, BJP organised rallies across the state, calling them ‘Sankalpa Yatras’. As per their plan, BJP supporters gathered at the Rajiv Gandhi Maidan in Durgapur. Local BJP leadership was preparing to start the rally which was supposed to be led by the party’s West Burdwan district president Lakshman Ghorui. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseBut just before the rally was about to commence, police asked the BJP leaders to stop as the rally had no permission. As Ghorui and the others refused to follow the order, they were arrested. After some time, Ghosh arrived at the spot in a car. He was seen sitting in the front seat. A ‘police’ sticker was pasted on the driver’s side, while in front of Ghosh a logo of BJP was seen on the windshield. West Burdwan Trinamool leaders have alleged that Ghosh used the sticker for extortion purposes. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataGhosh claimed that his security personnel, who are policemen, use the car which is why the sticker was on the car. Though the BJP leader is allegedly not taking the issue seriously, no one other than police personnel can use a car with ‘police’ sticker pasted anywhere on the car. Interestingly, the vehicle in question bearing registration number WB 08B 6307, belongs to one Roshmi Doll Chakraborty and is registered with the Regional Transport Authority, Salt Lake, as per the database of Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.last_img read more

Womans body found in Kulberia


first_imgKolkata: The body of a woman was found inside her house on Friday morning at Kulberia village in Kolkata Leather Complex.The deceased identified as Rinku Dey (18) was alone in the house last night. Her husband was out of the city for work. According to sources, on Friday morning, around 7 am, one of Rinku’s neighbours called her but got no response. When he went inside he found the door of the house was open and Rinku was lying on the ground in a pool of blood. Immediately Rinku’s neighbor called up her husband Avijit. Kolkata Leather Complex police station was also informed. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLater, police investigated the crime scene and found an injury mark on her head caused by a heavy object. According to police, Avijit works in a private security service provider and was on duty when Rinku was killed. After her body was sent for autopsy examination, sleuths from homicide section of Detective Department (DD) also investigated the incidetn. A sniffer dog was also brought but that did not help much in the investigation process. A murder case has been started at the Kolkata Leather Complex police station. Probe is on to nab the murderer.last_img read more

The reason why some Great Depression photos were punched full of holes


first_imgDuring the Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 to 1939, the U.S. government sent a multitude of photographers out around the country to document the pains and trials that many Americans were suffering during this time. It was meant to be a way to help show American life during the Depression, especially the struggles of rural life. The photographers captured families living in shacks, children dressed in rags, workers in factories, and the farmers who spent hours outdoors trying to save their crops.They would also document the eerie landscapes that featured abandoned homes falling apart. But it wasn’t all just somber photos. Photographers would also document friends playing, siblings laughing together, and sometimes even pets.Fennel Corbin who is being resettled on new land, Virginia.Before heading out to capture images, the photographers were briefed over what the photography board wanted to see.Boy selling pecans by road, near Alma, Georgia.The board, headed by Roy Stryker, a photographer and economist who worked for the Farm Security Administration, was very specific in their requests and had extremely high standards.Setting out rows of celery, Sanford, Florida.So high, in fact, that if Stryker reviewed a negative that he found to be of poor quality, he would punch a hole into it which would prevent the image from ever being used again.An employee of the grapefruit canning plant at Winter Haven, Florida.The small yet obvious hole in the photo would be placed in various areas. One might block out the face of a person while another would be placed up in a corner looking like a dark sun over a vast field.Children of a sharecropper, North Carolina.Some of the best slang from the 1930s era.Cutting hay, Windsor County, Vermont.The checklist Stryker used to determine whether the image was used or not isn’t really known. However, sometimes if the image wasn’t focused or taken with a tripod, it could mean an instant hole punch.Iran hostage crisis – Iranian students storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran.Other times, if the negative showed success in certain areas that could make a specific group of people look bad at the time, it would also be ruined by him.Kids, Jackson, Ohio.For instance, many photographs of African-Americans were excluded by Stryker, especially if it showed them to looking affluent, something which went against the socioeconomic ideas of the time.Picking stringbeans near Cambridge, Maryland.This process was extremely controversial. Photographers who spent hours traveling around trying to find the perfect shot were dismayed when their negatives were ruined by Stryker’s hole puncher.Postmaster at Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.He would constantly criticize photographers for not focusing on the subject well or for taking too many photos of the same subject. As former photographer Ben Shahn once said, “Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable.”Residents of Camden, Tennessee.Another photographer, Edwin Rosskam, stated, “The punching of holes through negatives was barbaric to me. I’m sure that some very significant pictures have in that way been killed off, because there is no way of telling, no way, what photograph would come alive when.”The association was filled with many talented photographers, most of whom are well-known today. Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Theodor Jung, and Arthur Rothstein, to name a few, ventured across the South to document life during these years. Stryker continued his hole punching trademark for years, until 1939 which he finally listened to the pleas of the photographers to stop ruining their work.Steelworker’s son, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.The pictures you see here are just a handful of the images that Stryker deemed to be of bad quality.While thousands of images might not have been used by Stryker, many of the ruined negatives were saved and digitized into the Library of Congress’ system. Many are also on view at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.Read another story from us: Horseback librarians during the Great DepressionThe images are an interesting window into the past and tell the intricate story of the lives of those who lived during this time, making them a true historic treasure.Rachel Kester is a freelance writer who has written for sites like 30A and Mystery Tribune and lives in the great state of Virginia.last_img read more

VIDEO Savage spring league player trolls Johnny Manziel with money sign following


first_imgJohnny Manziel made the money sign famous, but yesterday he had his signature move thrown back in his face after getting picked off by unknown defensive back Cleveland Williams in a spring developmental league practice.Williams isn’t the first to troll Manziel with his own move, but it’s still amusing. JFF may be a changed man, but the money sign is still going to be waiting for him every time he screws up for the rest of his career.Straight savagery!Cleveland Wallace (@CWallaceiii) picks off @JManziel2 and throws up the money sign afterward @TheSpringLeague— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) April 3, 2018last_img

Dimdim Delivers Web Conferencing for All


first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Dimdim is about simplicity. From its name to its web conferencing software, the company strives for ease of use. “We want to democratize real-time, rich media collaboration,” says CEO DD Ganguly, who chose the name Dimdim not because of any relation to his first name, but because it’s memorable, easy to spell and has international appeal.Though officially based in Boston, Dimdim’s founders and board members live all over the world. Ganguly travels the most, splitting his time mainly between India, Boston and San Francisco, while co-founders Prakash Khot and Jayant Pandit live in Boston and Ottawa, Canada, respectively.The co-founders got the idea for Dimdim while brainstorming startup ideas from their far-flung locations. They were using Hotmail and Skype to communicate, but they needed more. They researched the web conferencing space, but were unhappy with expensive and complex legacy products and frustrated by the lightweight free ones–so they decided to build their own.They had already created a successful startup together–a company called Advanced Internet Management, which helped stabilize e-commerce sites and was acquired by Computer Associates in 2001. When they started Dimdim, all their initial employees came from the close-knit AIM team.With $500,000 out of pocket, the team launched Dimdim in 2006, offering free, browser-based web conferencing for up to 20 people. Users can share presentations, websites, videos, chat sessions and more on the open-source platform without having to download any software. If they want to share their screens, there’s a small download.There’s also a call-in number for those not using VoIP, and you can record the meeting for reference or sharing. For web conferencing with larger groups, there are paid Pro and Enterprise versions of the application. Users also pay a licensing fee to become partners and can customize Dimdim to their current systems. Dimdim has also opened up its API and invites developers to create new integrations for the product. Dimdim now integrates with CRM software that manages web conference contacts, as well as e-learning programs that present their lessons over Dimdim.Since 2007, Dimdim has received two rounds of funding totaling $8.4 million. To date, 1.7 million people have signed on to its web conferences, and Dimdim hopes to bring in $5 million in 2009.The company also continues to reap the benefits of its product internally when connecting its worldwide partners and employees. “We eat our own dog food,” Ganguly says. “By using Dimdim for board meetings, I calculated that we’ve saved about $250,000 in travel costs this year.” Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img March 4, 2009 3 min readlast_img read more

The New Reality AIEnhanced Relationships


first_img Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Local commerce is the epitome of a simple, common human interaction. Images of the flour-covered baker taking hot buns out of a brick oven or the mustached barber sliding a gleaming blade over a man’s cheek are ingrained in our collective minds. Despite few of us having grown up with those experiences, many still hold up that model of local commerce as it was “meant to be.”But consumer behavior has shifted, with 90 percent of consumers relying on mobile while out shopping. Perhaps even more indicative of our new reality, 58 percent prefer to use their mobile device over talking to a customer service representative.Related: 7 Ways to Get Your Customers to Actively Promote Your BrandToday’s market is built for personalized automation.While major enterprises have plenty of resources to throw at the problem of keeping up with customer behavior, the average business owner might not have the time, money or savvy to learn digital and mobile marketing on the fly. The biggest challenge to maintain an effective relationship is avoiding batch messages (spam) and engaging in the right conversation at the right time. The goal is to make customers feel as if you’re talking specifically to them, with personalized content that makes sense based on who they are and what they’re doing. This is especially true among millennials. As digital natives, they expect personalization in all branded interactions.The good news is artificial intelligence (AI) has made it easier and more impactful for businesses to personalize their content. Early data suggests AI interactions are outperforming their human-triggered counterparts. Across a sample of 1,500 businesses leveraging the flok customer engagement platform in Q1 2016, we saw contextual, AI-driven push messages perform 3.8 times better than messages sent by humans. In that same span, AI-triggered visit reminders performed 1.6 times better than humans, and requests for online review sent by AI performed more than five times better than those sent by an actual person. Related: Personalization is Giving Customers What They Want Before They Demand ItTiming isn’t everything, but it’s close.How is AI besting humans in managing relationships? Message timing and context are common themes across all AI engagements. Push messaging allows businesses to perfectly time personalized messages, which could lead to better engagement rates. Visits for store reminders often are proximity-based, making them more contextually relevant than a static message.Review requests could be a simple matter of AI sending the message after the store visit. This frees the business owner from remembering to send it. It also means the request can go out right away, not hours later when the owner has time to catch up on digital marketing and the experience no longer is fresh in the customer’s mind. In each case, AI and automation improves the timing, engagements are personalized and businesses avoid “blasting” all customers with one batch message.Related: 4 Techniques to Expand Retail BusinessSmart software helps build brand loyalty.Software-based automation systems and the ambient intelligence they add might not be as glamorous as in science fiction — yet — but AI now governs many aspects of our lives. AI is helping businesses fight against the commoditization of commerce, keeping relationships alive and building brand loyalty over time. In the early going of this brave frontier, it appears AI’s immediate and personalized touch is resonating nicely with customers. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read August 10, 2016last_img read more

The Coolest Features in the iPhone XS XS Max and XR


first_img 4 min read September 13, 2018 This story originally appeared on PCMag Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This year’s new iPhones have arrived. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR build upon the iPhone X, all coming with edge-to-edge displays, Face ID and a bevy of powerful cameras and processors.The new flagship smartphone line doesn’t feature as many dramatic changes or game-changing features as in years past. But combined with the rollout of iOS 12 on Sept. 17, the devices have plenty to offer consumers who want to upgrade. Read on for a rundown of the most notable new features and improvements the XS, XS Max and new entry-level iPhone XR.Bigger, better OLED screensThe iPhone XS has the same size 5.8-inch OLED display as the iPhone X, but Apple says the phone’s “Super Retina” display packs more pixels and 60 percent greater dynamic range than its predecessor. The massive iPhone XS Max sets a new display size record with a 6.5-inch display made up of 3.3 million pixels. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)A12 Bionic processorMost of the new phones’ performance improvements stem from the A12 Bionic processor. The 7nm chip has 6.7 billion transistors and an 8-core dedicated machine-learning engine to analyze neural network data to figure out whether to run processes on the CPU, GPU or neural engine. Apple said the A12 can process 5 trillion operations per second, compared to 600 billion operations with the A11 chip. All of this gives you significant performance bumps, with apps opening 30 percent faster while using less power.A 512GB storage optionUntil now, internal iPhone storage maxed out at 256GB. The iPhone XS and XS Max double that, with a 512GB model for those who want to pay a few hundred dollars extra.Adjust depth of fieldAndroid devices such as the Galaxy Note 9 have been able do this for a while, but with the new iPhones you can now adjust depth of field in a photo after it’s been taken. In photo-editing mode, look for the depth slider.Beefed-up camera specsThe iPhone XS and XS Max still sport the same vertical configuration as the iPhone X with a 12MP wide-angle camera and telephoto lens. However, the latest smartphones come with more powerful sensors and improved True Tone LED flash with an advanced flicker-detect system. The front camera is still a 7MP lens but has a 2x faster sensor and improved red-eye reduction, detail segmentation and more thanks to the A12 chip.Smart HDRThe A12 chip also powers what Apple is calling Smart HDR, which uses the phone’s image signal processor and neural engine to combine multiple photos into one with techniques like zero shutter lag and highlight detail to take even better quality photos. More importantly, it also greatly improves low-light photos and is available not just in photo mode but also video, portrait, timelapse and pano to add more highlight detail to every shot.Stereo recordingIn addition to overall quality improvements thanks to Smart HDR and the more powerful camera, videos will also now capture stereo sound via the four microphones built into the iPhone XS for a richer sound experience.Augmented reality and machine learningThe A12 chip improves overall performance, but also powers a range of apps and features coming in iOS 12. Cool features such as Memoji and better rendering of 3D objects in ARKit 2.0 all have machine learning running in the background to ensure everything looks smooth.Improved waterproofingA slight improvement, but the XS and XS Max bump up the iPhone’s waterproof capabilities from IP67 to IP68. The new devices are dust-proof, and waterproof up to 2 meters deep and 30 minutes submerged.Better battery lifeThe iPhone XS packs 30 minutes more battery life than the iPhone X, and the iPhone XS Max boasts an hour and a half more battery life thanks to its massive battery, the largest ever in an iPhone. Even the iPhone XR offers an hour and a half more than the iPhone 8 Plus.Dual SIMFor the first time ever, the iPhones XS and XS Max will also have dual-SIM technology combining one physical SIM card with one eSIM. Apple is calling the process Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS), and it will allow users to keep two phone numbers, have two different plans or travel with a local data plan without having to swap out SIM cards. There will also be a new Intel modem to boot, so the new iPhones will finally work with all four major carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile) by default.Two physical SIMs in ChinaChinese iPhone users will also have dual SIM capability. However, instead of an eSIM (it’s not as popular in China), Apple is releasing separate versions of the XS and XS Max in China that can use two physical SIM cards simultaneously. Register Now »last_img read more

US Next Generation Diabetes Therapy and Drug Delivery Market Sees Promising


first_imgU.S. Next Generation Diabetes Therapy and Drug Delivery Market generated $446 million in 2015 and is anticipated to garner $6,510 Million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 33.0% during the forecast period, 2017-2023.Get Sample Copy of Report @ in prevalence of diabetes, surge in disposable income, rise in healthcare expenditure, and the advantages of adopting next generation diabetes products over conventional ones drive the growth of the U.S. next generation diabetes therapy and drug delivery market. Additionally, developing products with fewer side effects at affordable prices and the high undiagnosed diabetes patient population provide lucrative opportunities to emerging market players. However, high cost and less variability of products along with a lack of awareness hamper market growth.The report segments the U.S. next generation diabetes therapy and drug delivery market by product type, demographic, indication, and end user. Based on product type, the market is fragmented into inhalable insulin, oral insulin, insulin patch, CGM system, and artificial pancreas. The CGM system segment generated the highest revenue in 2016, owing to the high adoption rate of CGM devices as a large number of them are FDA approved. Based on demographic, the report bifurcates the market into adult population (>14 years) and child population (<14 years). The adult population segment dominated the market in 2016 and is expected to grow at a significant rate in the future, as almost 90% of the diabetic population in U.S. are above the age of 18 years.The market is further bifurcated into type I and type II diabetes based on indication, with the type II diabetes segment expected to grow at the fastest rate, registering a CAGR of 33.1% during the forecast period. Based on end user, the market is categorized into diagnostics/clinic, ICU, and home healthcare. The diagnostics/clinics segment generated the highest revenue in 2016 and is projected to continue its dominance from 2017 to 2023, owing to an increase in procurement of the products from diagnostics and clinics by diabetic patients. Meanwhile, the home healthcarU.S. Next Generation Diabetes Therapy and Drug Delivery Markete segment is poised to grow at the highest rate through 2023.Send Enquiry On Report @ Key Players :Abbott LaboratoriesEcho Therapeutics Inc.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.GlySens IncorporatedMedtronic PlcSanofiNovo NordiskMannKind CorporationDexcom Inc.Senseonics HoldingThey have adopted various strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, collaborations, partnerships, and others to gain a strong position in the industry.last_img read more

The Best Tablet Under 500 is Now Even Cheaper


first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue BookConsidering a Toyota? Start at Kelley Blue BookKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYJoy-Anna Duggar Forsyth Shares Heartbreaking Photos From Pregnancy LossTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyCheck Out This Island Inspired Ham Sliders RecipeMy Food and FamilyUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoAdvertisement Good news to Apple fans. The Apple iPad is currently on sale at a fairly deep discount on Amazon for $249.00. It’s a saving of $80 and a great gift idea for students, creative professionals or anyone looking to get some work done or watch a movie on the go. We recently reviewed the 9.7-inch slate and awarded it our coveted Editor’s Choice award. Thanks to its A10 Fusion processor, the latest iPad is one of the most powerful tablets on the market. The only tablet with more oomph, is another Apple slate, the iPad Pro. Our editor-in-chief, Mark Spoonauer, stated that “the 6th generation iPad runs circles around the processors in similarly sized Android slates.”MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.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Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Apple iPad (9.7 inches) – $249 – AmazonAlthough its considered an entry-level tablet, the iPad now supports the Apple Pencil as well as augmented reality apps such as the WWF Free Rivers app, Boulevard AR and GeoGebraAR. It can even edit videos with Adobe Premiere Clip. The 8-megapixel rear camera captures vibrant pictures, which you can view on the slate’s lovely 2048 x 1536-pixel panel. And like most Apple tablets, the iPad has longevity when it comes to battery life. The silvery tablet lasted 10 hours and 7 minutes on our battery test, besting the 9:45 category average.If you’re looking for one of the best tablets under $500 for an even lower price, now’s the time.Best Tablet – Top Tablets on the MarketTablet Buying Guide – We Help Answer What Tablet You Should GetApple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)last_img read more

Alexa is already multilingual but Amazon wants to make her more


first_imgAlexa is reportedly learning more languages.Image: amazonBy Sasha Lekach2018-03-02 02:02:33 UTC Alexa is brushing up on her language skills.Amazon’s voice-enabled digital assistant will reportedly soon become an on-the-go real-time language translator.Alexa’s English, German, and Japanese skills will need to be rounded out when she becomes what Yahoo reports as a “multilingual assistant who can help in almost any situation.” An Alexa “skill” already translates short sentences in English into 36 languages including Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian, Polish, Thai and many more — but just short phrases and words. Context and a more sophisticated take on culture will make the assistant useful in real-time moments, as Yahoo reported based on several unnamed sources close to the project.For example, Alexa could be used at a wedding to translate a speech or when needing to order at a restaurant while traveling abroad.Alexa’s super translation abilities would mean the Amazon product would head out into the world with users — not just stay at home on a counter waiting to turn on lights and play music while you cook dinner.We reached out to Amazon to hear more about the possible Alexa language upgrade.Until then, “Alexa, how do you say, ‘This sounds like something out of Star Trek,’ in Klingon?”[embedded content]last_img read more

Laverne Cox shows off hot AF boyfriend on social for first time


first_imgRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Laverne Cox | Photo: Instagram/lavernecox ‘Love is life saving’Saying on the show: ‘I’m in love!’, Laverne continued: ‘It’s incredible. Love is so incredibly healing. It’s weird talking about this on TV but I’m just so happy.’She furthermore added: ‘When you’re happy you kind of want to like just… love is life saving.’Speaking about dating last October, the star told Attitude: ‘I still meet men. I’m on apps. I think you have to be on apps to be in the game, so I do it that way. I think a lot of guys are intimidated by me, but guys were intimidated by me before I was famous.’She also said: ‘Men who are into trans women who want to keep us a secret and are afraid if someone thinks they are gay, they’re insecure as fuck. If someone thinks you’re gay, gay is fabulous. Gay is amazing. There’s nothing wrong with that. Toxic masculinity is bullshit.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Laverne Cox has revealed a picture of a mystery man who would appear to be her boyfriend to fans via her Instagram Stories – and he’s as hot as she is! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The Orange Is the New Black star shared the in-bed selfie of her and her beau covered in love hearts this week.Although the identity of the Emmy Award-nominated actress’s other half is currently unknown, she did speak about him on Access Hollywood last month.Photo: Instagram/lavernecoxlast_img read more

The hottest parties to attend this weekend at Sitges Gay Pride


first_imgThirty minutes from Barcelona, Sitges is renowned for being one of the LGBTI favorite destinations. These 31 pictures of Sitges Pride are smoking hotBenidorm to host a ‘fun, friendly, flirty’ Pride festival in stunning locationsBritish newspaper dragged for homophobic remark in Sitges travel guideRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The Saint Tropez of Spain will celebrate Sitges Gay Pride this weekend, prior to this September’s Sitges Bear Week.This year’s theme #strongertogether is sending a message of inclusion enhanced by the collaboration with representatives from the whole LGBTI community.Pretty in pink at Sitges Gay Pride | Photo: Jorge PereiraLet’s fiesta in SitgesKicking off Thursday 14 June with the opening ceremony, Sitges Gay Pride will be ready to welcome 35,000 visitors.The Gay Village will be the beating heart of celebrations hosting tribute nights to Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince.The fiesta will revolve around two main areas: iconic clubs Organic and Bunker. In the former, Barcelona’s Matinee Group will take care of late night entertainment with several themed parties. The latter, the most famous cruising club in the city, will call for those on a mission with a series of events culminating in the Lights Out Closing Party on 19 June.Other activities include drag performances, a boat party on 15 June and the Hola Beach Club party on 16 June.The Sitges Gay Pride Parade on the PaseoPromoted by the Association for Gay and Lesbian Sitges (AFGAL), the Parade will be on-route on 17 June. 2,000 participants and 20 floats are expected to march waving their flags. There will also be a dedicated kids zone with face painting, clowns and puppets.center_img At the end of the parade, a special Kisshaton will prompt marchers to share a picture while kissing a loved one, regardless of sexuality. Kissers can post their pictures on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #strongertogether.A PrEP seminarInformational seminars will be taking place throughout June, organized by the association Sitges Gay Link. The most relevant events during pride weekend are a march for LGBTI refugees and a PrEP workshop, aimed at informing on HIV prevention.Moreover, a commemorative bracelet will go on sale in the gay village. Proceeds will go to Stop SIDA, the local group committed to spreading awareness on HIV and AIDS.Why ‘gay’ Pride?Gay Star News asked a representative of Sitges Gay Pride why they call it ‘gay’ and whether some could consider it not representative of the entire LGBTI community.A spokesperson said: ‘Sitges has been open to gay visitors for many decades. It is home to the first ever gay bar in Spain, Comodin which still operates today…and we celebrate that fact with the Comodin Show opening the stage program every evening.‘We don’t forget our past and we embrace the future. This year we have representatives from across all groups, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Intersex. Groups representing gays with families and Transsexual groups – all will have information stands in the gay village.‘The event is known locally as Sitges Pride because it is an event the town feels proud of. It promotes the town’s inclusiveness and I think anyone of visits the event will know that it is much more than a title or a collection of titles.‘We are always evaluating feedback from both the local gay community as well as our international visitors and that feedback has always been that everyone is welcome, no matter who you choose to love.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A pool party during Sitges Gay Pride | Photo: Jorge Pereira eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

Gothenburg is painting its trams in rainbow colors for Pride and we


first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Public transport company Västtrafik has invited young artists to repaint six of Gothenburg trams – one for each stripe of the rainbow flag. Different tram line numbers, going from the red #5 to the purple #8, represent the colors.A tram for each color of the rainbow flag. | Photo: VästtrafikThe trams will go through Gothenburg on Pride dayThe trams have been unveiled ahead of the parade and are part of a dedicated exhibition called Proud Trams. The whole rainbow train then will be going through the city during EuroPride, taking place on 18 August.‘Public transport embodies diversity and equality. Everyone is welcome, no matter who you are, where you’re from, what you believe in or who you fall in love with’, said Lars Backström, CEO of Västtrafik.‘With the art exhibition Proud Trams, we want to support the rights of the LGBTI community and at the same time celebrate Pride.’What does Pride mean? Gothenburg’s rainbow trams will parade across the city on 18 August. | Photo: Västtrafik/Gothenburg Pride Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Gothenburg shares the honor to host EuroPride with Stockholm this year. For the annual event, the city has decided to celebrate the LGBTI community by painting its trams in rainbow colors. Read more about Prides:Here are 21 of the happiest EuroPride Stockholm pictures because we deserve nice things Ebba Chambert, Linnéa Teljas Puranen, Oscar Andersson, Nathalie Ruejas Jonson, Gustav Gigi Sandin, Linden Carter and Mira Cederwall Victorin all participate in the call for action.To me, Pride is about everyone’s right to the city, to the public space,’ says Linnéa Teljas Puranen.‘Pride means to me that I get to be my whole artistic, Latin American queer self,’ says Nathalie Ruejas Jonson.‘[It] is a celebration for everyone who has been fighting for LGBTI rights and those who are still fighting today,’ says Oscar Andersson.One of the rainbow trams in the making. | Photo: Västtrafik Artists at work ahead of the parade. | Photo: VästtrafikVasttrafik has asked six young LGBTI artists to explain what Pride means to them. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) t.A.t.u.’s Lena Katina and Saara Aalto will perform at EuroPride Stockholm5 reasons why Sweden is the perfect EuroPride hostFrom Vienna With Love: the sweetest pictures of Rainbow Parade 2018Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

London drag collective Sink the Pink want you on stage for their


first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Sink the Pink are turning ten-years-old and you’re not just invited, you’re a part of it. They know how to put on a show | Photo: Sink the Pink, Facebook‘The whole ethos of the event is the crowd. We’re going to get people up on stage and get involved.‘The crowd’s just as important as us on stage.’Get on stage with Sink the PinkStill, that army of queens looks mighty important to us. So is the charity they are supporting, the Raze Collective, who support and give funding to LGBTI performances across the UK. Predictably, you’re expected to crack open your wardrobe for this one. Fabulous is the word as wear your Birthday Best or Birthday Worst.‘We wanted everyone to come, look amazing, and be surrounded by great people,’ Jamie added.Sounds like a party to us.More from Gay Star News:First European Gay Wine Weekend launches this year with sunset drinks in beautiful French townMadonna reveals why Lisbon is so much better for her than the USAGay guys tell their horror stories from vacations with their straight friendsGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . London’s hottest drag collective has been burning through London’s alternative nightclub scene for a decade. Pretty much the whole of the capital’s LGBTI population has been to one of their shows, where they unite DJs, dancers and – of course – drag queens to create a night of unstoppable queer energy. Now they’ve hit the big 1-0, the queens are throwing a party no one wants to miss. Taking place in Finsbury Park on 15 and 16 September, they’re eschewing the fields to take to the streets near Manor House station.A happy drag-y birthdayBut as every drag queen knows, when it’s your show, you don’t let anyone steal the crown. So to make it special, they’ll be going back to their roots, avoiding any big external bookings and delivering a weekend with 50 queens performing from their 10 year history.Jamie Tagg, one of the organizers of the event, told Gay Star News: ‘People have been telling us, “We don’t care about a special act.” So we’re bringing it back to what it used to be about.center_img Take to the streets and get on stage with Sink the Pink | Photo: Sink the Pink, Facebook GAYSTARNEWS- Celebrating pop culture, drag queens, and porn starsCelebrity Big Brother’s Andrew Brady to judge gay stripping contestBroken Heel: Why you have go to this drag festival in outback AustraliaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Toyota launches new hybrid for Mexico


first_imgMexico City, Mexico — Toyota has announced the launch of a new hybrid car for Mexico. The Japanese automaker presented its new Prius C which it expects to market 3,500 units of in 2018.The successful marketing of the new car would help the company reach its sales plan.Toyota presented its new Prius C for the Mexican market, a version almost 17 percent less expensive than its hybrid Prius, for which the company is hoping to boost its Mexican sales.Guillermo Díaz, operations manager of the Toyota in Mexico, said “Our president, Akio Toyoda, said that by 2025 all our products must have an electric or hybrid option. In Mexico we are moving towards that plan.”The Prius C is a vehicle with Hybrid Synergy Drive technology, which means that it is a hybrid car without a plug that instead, charges its battery with the movement of the wheels.Toyota has also introduced its new small urban van, also known as mini SUV, called C-HR, which will have a price of 359,900 peso.Guillermo Díaz noted that they expect to market 3,400 units of this model in the country during 2018, which would represent 2.5 percent market share in the segment.“The mini SUV segment is a new market for us, which we hope will also boost the brand’s sales,” he said.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more