Summer Camp Music Festival Makes Amazing Additions For Third Round Announcement

first_imgSummer Camp Music Festival has boasted an excellent lineup thusfar, and fans have been eager to see what the festival’s third round of artist additions will bring. Scheduled for May 27-29 at Chillicothe, IL, the lineup has previously included acts like moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Mudcrutch, Big Grizmatik, STS9, The Roots and more.The final installment of the lineup includes Jason Isbell, Hard Working Americans, Marchfourth Marching Band, The Wailers, Break Science, Liquid Stranger, Floodwood, Goldfish, The Nth Power and more!You can see the full artist additions below:Full Artist AdditionsJason IsbellHard Working AmericansMarchFourth Marching BandThe Wailers Break ScienceFloodwoodGoldfishLiquid StrangerThe Nth Power AqueousArtifaktsChase BabyCofresiEarphorikJames JonesJimkataJJ & DreMcLovinsPigeons Playing Ping PongPositive Vibr8ionsShy Guy SaysSIMOStyles & CompleteTruth AKA TroubleUnlike PlutoVan GhostWyllysCheck out the full lineup card below, and head to the festival’s website for details:last_img read more

The first fully 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQBK4_byRvc” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/KQBK4_byRvc/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3-D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized, allowing researchers to easily collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.This new approach to manufacturing may one day allow researchers to rapidly design organs-on-chips, also known as microphysiological systems, that match the properties of a specific disease or even an individual patient’s cells.The research is published in Nature Materials.3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip “This new programmable approach to building organs-on-chips not only allows us to easily change and customize the design of the system, but also drastically simplifies data acquisition,” said Johan Ulrik Lind, first author of the paper, postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and researcher at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.Organs-on-chips mimic the structure and function of native tissue and have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional animal testing. However, the fabrication and data collection process for organs-on-chips is expensive and laborious. Currently, these devices are built in cleanrooms using a complex, multistep lithographic process, and collecting data requires microscopy or high-speed cameras.“Our approach was to address these two challenges simultaneously via digital manufacturing,” said Travis Busbee, co-author of the paper and a graduate student in the lab of Jennifer Lewis, Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, core faculty member of the Wyss Institute, and co-author of the study. “By developing new printable inks for multimaterial 3-D printing, we were able to automate the fabrication process while increasing the complexity of the devices,” Busbee said.The researchers developed six different inks that integrated soft strain sensors within the microarchitecture of the tissue. In a single, continuous procedure, the team 3-D-printed those materials into a cardiac microphysiological device — a heart on a chip — with integrated sensors.“We are pushing the boundaries of three-dimensional printing by developing and integrating multiple functional materials within printed devices,” said Lewis. “This study is a powerful demonstration of how our platform can be used to create fully functional, instrumented chips for drug screening and disease modeling.”The chip contains multiple wells, each with separate tissues and integrated sensors, allowing researchers to study many engineered cardiac tissues at once. To demonstrate the efficacy of the device, the team performed drug studies and longer-term studies of gradual changes in the contractile stress of engineered cardiac tissues, which can occur over the course of several weeks.“Researchers are often left working in the dark when it comes to gradual changes that occur during cardiac tissue development and maturation because there has been a lack of easy, noninvasive ways to measure the tissue functional performance,” said Lind. “These integrated sensors allow researchers to continuously collect data while tissues mature and improve their contractility. Similarly, they will enable studies of gradual effects of chronic exposure to toxins.”“Translating microphysiological devices into truly valuable platforms for studying human health and disease requires that we address both data acquisition and manufacturing of our devices,” said Kit Parker, Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics at SEAS, who co-authored the study. Parker is also a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute. “This work offers new potential solutions to both of these central challenges.”To read the full story on the SEAS website.last_img read more

Families mourn as police seek motive for Canada gun rampage

first_imgTopics : “This happened in small towns — in Portapique, Truro, Milford and Enfield — places where people have deep roots, places where people know their neighbors and look out for one another,” Trudeau said.A “virtual vigil” has been planned for Friday at 7:00 pm (2200 GMT).Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil told public broadcaster CBC that the investigation and the grieving process would be “complicated” by the coronavirus pandemic — and the vast geographic area of the crime spree. Investigators on Monday scoured crime scenes from the worst mass shooting in Canadian history to try to understand why a dental worker with no criminal past killed at least 18 people.The gunman, identified by police as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, began his rampage late Saturday in the seaside village of Portapique, Nova Scotia, dying 14 hours later in a hail of police gunfire outside Halifax, 100 kilometers away.”Just how could this happen, we may never know why,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a news conference.  ‘Unprecedented violence’ Forensic investigators fanned out to 16 “chaotic” crime scenes across the province that is home to Canada’s Atlantic navy fleet.Some of the victims were not known to the shooter, while others were specifically targeted, said Leather.”It’s too early to tell what the motivation was,” he said. “It appears to be, at least in part, very random in nature.”German Chancellor Angela Merkel led international expressions of sympathy, telling Trudeau in a note: “This senseless and cruel act has shaken us all deeply.”After the first gunshots rang out in Portapique, where Wortman owned two properties, police found casualties inside and outside a home and also responded to a series of blazes.Neighbors told The Globe and Mail newspaper that Wortman set fire to homes and shot residents as they ran out.An acquaintance said Wortman drove to his house in a mock squad car, wearing a police uniform, and banged on the door clutching a rifle and a pistol. “He wasn’t killing enemies, he was killing his friends,” said the man, who hid with his wife and called the police. “He was trying to beat down our door. It was beyond terrifying.”Police said Wortman, still posing as a policeman, later stopped a vehicle near Debert and shot the occupants. “A monster murdered my mother today,” Darcy Dobson wrote in a Facebook post about victim Heather O’Brien, a nurse in Truro.”At 9:59 am [Sunday] she sent her last text message to our family group chat. By 10:15 she was gone. She drove down the same street in the same town she drives through every single day. She was kind. She was beautiful. She didn’t deserve any of this.”Two vehicles were also lit on fire on Highway 102. Constable Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the force and a married mother of two, died at the scene. A male officer suffered non-life-threatening wounds and was recovering Monday at home, Leather said. center_img “But we do know this: no one man’s action can build a wall between us and a better day, no matter how evil, how thoughtless, or how destructive.”The death toll, initially put at 16, rose to 18 on Monday, Trudeau said, with police warning that more bodies could be found in the rubble of five burned out homes and buildings. “We expect there to be more victims,” said RCMP Chief Superintendent Chris Leather.Among the victims so far identified were a veteran constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a nurse, an elementary school teacher, prison guards and a retired firefighter. Coronavirus link probed An RCMP tactical team, a dog unit and officers from other police agencies eventually caught up with Wortman — who had swapped cars — at a gas station in Enfield, near Halifax airport.The gunman exchanged fire with police, who “were involved in terminating the threat,” Leather said.Media reports said the shooter was a denturist who owned clinics in Halifax and Dartmouth that were closed as part of the pandemic lockdown.Wortman was also reportedly obsessed with policing, having refurbished several old squad cars, and struggled with alcoholism.”He was one of those freaky guys, he was really into police memorabilia,” Nathan Staples, who once sought to buy one of the vehicles, told The Globe and Mail, describing Wortman’s home as a “shrine” to the RCMP.last_img read more

USC will not penalize applicants

first_imgProspective students who participate in peaceful political activities and protests will not be penalized for their actions, Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Admissions Kirk Brennan said in a blog post Saturday. The post comes in response to many high schools stating they would punish students who participated in protests against gun violence following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. earlier this month.“I wrote the blog post in response to news reports that stated some school districts would automatically suspend students for participating in demonstrations surrounding the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting,” Brennan said in an email to the Daily Trojan. Rather than punish students, the USC Office of Undergraduate Admission hopes that students feel comfortable expressing their values. “Furthering knowledge requires students and faculty who are willing to share their views and consider others,” the blog post said. “Therefore, we do not penalize students for speaking up. In fact, we seek them.”“An admission application isn’t an opportunity for punishment,” Brennan said. “We want to be confident that students we invite to become a part of USC will not be threats to the health and safety of the community. Each of the tens of thousands of students who apply for admission receive a fair, respectful review.”According to the post, although the admissions office sometimes denies or rescinds students who do not uphold USC’s values and standards, they make an effort to fully understand applicant’s actions. “We have … welcomed students who have shown they have moved beyond temporary lapses in judgment,” the post said. “The goal is education, not further punishment.”“Many admission deans and directors around the country felt we needed to assure students such a disciplinary action wouldn’t necessarily disqualify them from going to college,” Brennan wrote in the email. “Many colleges are making similar statements. I had hoped to broadly describe how we handle applications which present information about disciplinary infractions.”last_img read more

Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She has said she intends to return to the tennis tour for that same event next January.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img FILE – In this Monday, May 1, 2017 file photo, Serena Williams, left, and Alexis Ohanian attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition in New York. The game is love for tennis star Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Ohanian. The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photos posted on Vogue’s website on Friday night, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photosposted on Vogue’s website on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Devin Booker’s 33 points power Suns past Lakers Vogue said the celebrity guests at Thursday’s ceremony included Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West.The 36-year-old Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, a record for the professional era.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneShe and Ohanian were engaged in December. Williams gave birth to a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on Sept. 1.Williams hasn’t competed since winning the Australian Open last January — while pregnant. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Huge Sperm Whale washed up on Donegal coastline

first_imgA massive monster of the sea has been washed up on the West coast of Donegal.The huge Sperm Whale was found on Magheroarty Beach yesterday.Members of the Donegal branch of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group have measured the creature at a staggering 43 feet long. They estimate that the whale has been dead for between 3 and 4 weeks and the animal is in bad condition.A spokesman said “These animals are a very interesting species with the largest brain of any animal that ever lived on the planet. Feeding far offshore, continental shelf and beyond.“Diving into depths over 1000mts to hunt its prey, predominantly the giant squid. They are the world’s largest toothed predator.”The whale which measures 43 feet in length. Pic by DWDGHuge Sperm Whale washed up on Donegal coastline was last modified: March 29th, 2019 by StephenShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Magheroarty BeachSperm whaleWashedlast_img read more

Australopithecus sediba Dismissed as Human Ancestor

first_img(Visited 440 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Two paleoanthropologists writing in Science explain why the mysterious A. sediba is unlikely to be related to the genus Homo.Temporal evidence shows Australopithecus sediba is unlikely to be the ancestor of Homo (Science Magazine). University of Chicago paleoanthropologists Andrew Du and Zeresenay Alemseged explain why they believe this creature, wherever it was on the evolutionary tree (they are evolutionists), does not belong on the branch leading to us.Understanding the emergence of the genus Homo is a pressing problem in the study of human origins. Australopithecus sediba has recently been proposed as the ancestral species of Homo, although it postdates earliest Homo by 800,000 years. Here, we use probability models to demonstrate that observing an ancestor’s fossil horizon that is at least 800,000 years younger than the descendant’s fossil horizon is unlikely (about 0.09% on average). We corroborate these results by searching the literature and finding that within pairs of purported hominin ancestor–descendant species, in only one case did the first-discovered fossil in the ancestor postdate that from the descendant, and the age difference between these fossils was much less than the difference observed between A. sediba and earliest Homo. Together, these results suggest it is highly unlikely that A. sediba is ancestral to Homo, and the most viable candidate ancestral species remains Australopithecus afarensis.You can’t be younger than your descendants. That’s illogical, they say. So, it’s back to Lucy. Du and Alemseged have effectively taken a transitional form out of the line, leaving a bigger gap between Lucy (an ape) and the earliest Homo candidate.1960-era diagrams propagandized a generation with fake science. Thoroughly discredited now, the iconic “march of progress” still captures the imagination of the public. See quote below.Are scientists now closer to understanding how human beings evolved from ape-like beings? Hear what they say in conclusion:The issue of the origin of Homo is one of the thorniest questions in paleoanthropology and one that has led to myriad proposals and, sometimes, speculations. Answers to the questions of how, when, and where the earliest representatives of the genus emerged are still in flux, owing especially to the dearth of fossil data from the relevant temporal range (3.0 to 2.5 Ma ago). It is therefore important to use all available lines of evidence when addressing a question as data poor as this one. While fossil remains from the 3.0- to 2.5-Ma-old interval are necessary to reasonably document the morphological patterns surrounding the origin of Homo, probabilistic methods such as the one used here are also critical for assessing the chronological evidence for proposed relationships between Homo and candidate ancestors. Hypothesized ancestor-descendant relationships must satisfy both temporal and morphological criteria. We tested the first criterion here, and the second one has been tested elsewhere. A. sediba fails both benchmarks, and the most viable ancestral candidate for the genus Homo remains Australopithecus afarensis both on morphological and temporal grounds.For earlier articles about A. sediba, which was announced by Lee Berger in 2010, see:Another Fossil Human Ancestor Claimed (8 April 2010)Media Respond Predictably to Latest Ape-Man (8 September 2011)The Blind Men and the Ape Man (25 October 2011)Early Man Stories Evolve (11 December 2011)Eats Shoots and Leaves (8 July 2012)Divorce Spats Between Lucy and Designated Replacement (15 April 2013)Genetic Dating Can Fool Scientists (1 June 2013)Christopher Rupe and John Sanford, in their book Contested Bones, look at the evidence and conclude that A. sediba was not a species at all, but a mixture of bones from different creatures.Thus Lee Berger’s pet monkey falls off the tree. Farewell, Sediba. Maybe you can get a date with Lucy. Share your lessons about desiring fame as a Homo-wannabee with her.Notice what these authors said about their field. Dearth of fossil data. Data poor. Thorny. Sediba fails the morphology test. Sediba fails the temporal test. Don’t know how, when, and where the earliest representatives of the genus “emerged.” That’s been the situation in paleoanthropology since Darwin. Empirically speaking, apes are apes, humans are humans, and never the twain shall meet. The “March of Progress” icon is one of the biggest propaganda hoaxes ever sprung on the public (10 April 2018).last_img read more

SA, North Korea strengthen ties

first_img18 March 2005Deputy President Jacob Zuma says South Africa’s move to strengthen ties with North Korea should not be misinterpreted.North Korean Vice President Yang Hyong Sop arrived in the country on Wednesday for a five-day official state visit – the highest-level visit by anyone from his country to date.Yang and Zuma are expected to sign an agreement paving the way for regular diplomatic consultation between the two countries.Speaking at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday, Zuma said that South Africa had ties with many countries with a nuclear capacity, adding that SA and North Korea would continue to explore ways of harnessing nuclear technology for sustainable use, not for destructive purposes.“Nuclear capacity should be used for the betterment of communities”, Zuma said.The North Korean delegation, which includes Choe Su Hon, the deputy foreign minister, and Hong Chang, the director-general of the ministry of trade, briefed Zuma on the status of the six-nation talks on that country’s nuclear disarmament.North Korea has boycotted the talks with South Korea, Japan, China, Russia and the US since 2003, and in February 2004 made an unconfirmed declaration that it possessed nuclear weapons.Yang blamed the stalemate on the United States’ “hostile policy” towards his country, demanding an apology from US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who recently labelled North Korea an “outpost of tyranny”.He said that his country was prepared to participate in the talks if “appropriate conditions” were put in place. “In short, the ball is in the US court”, he said.Yang acknowledged the peacekeeping role South Africa was playing in Africa, saying this had raised South Africa’s prestige internationally.Zuma said he would honour an invitation to visit North Korea as soon as he was able to.South Africa dismantled the apartheid state’s secretly built nuclear arsenal in the early 1990s – becoming the first and so far the only country to construct nuclear weapons and subsequently voluntarily abandon its weapons programme – and since then has been active in promoting nuclear non-proliferation globally.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Hubble Telescope Can Now Drink in All States

first_imgYesterday, the Hubble Space Telescope reached its 21st birthday. Given the initial problems with its lens, the project to watch our universe from outside of the confines of atmosphere has proven pretty successful. (Just goes to show, neither person nor telescope need be defined by youthful screw-ups.)To celebrate this milestone, NASA has found a particularly lovely pair of galaxies to photograph. Known by the mellifluous appellation of Arp 273, it consists of UGC 1813, on top, and UGC 1810, the one below, whose gravity has shaped the stars of its sister galaxy into the shape of a pinkish rose. From NASA’s press release: “The newly released Hubble image shows a large spiral galaxy, known as UGC 1810, with a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as UGC 1813. A swath of blue jewel-like points across the top is the combined light from clusters of intensely bright and hot young blue stars. These massive stars glow fiercely in ultraviolet light.”NASA Administrator Charles Bolden commemorated the anniversary: “For 21 years, Hubble has profoundly changed our view of the universe, allowing us to see deep into the past while opening our eyes to the majesty and wonders around us. I was privileged to pilot space shuttle Discovery as it deployed Hubble. After all this time, new Hubble images still inspire awe and are a testament to the extraordinary work of the many people behind the world’s most famous observatory.”If the Hubble’s done nothing else, it has reminded us, repeatedly, of the beauty and the wonder of the universe. Photo and video via Hubblesite A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#science#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

13 days agoMoreno: Real Sociedad midfielder Odegaard not good enough for Spain

first_imgMoreno: Real Sociedad midfielder Odegaard not good enough for Spainby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain coach Roberto Moreno insists Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard wouldn’t be good enough for his squad.Odegaard is ready to play for Norway against Spain on Saturday night.Asked if he would make it into the Spain team, Moreno was clear.”I’m sorry, but no,” Moreno said. “Our players are better. I don’t want to disrespect anyone. I think we have a great team.”Now he [Odegaard] is playing in midfield at Real Sociedad and is reaching a high level. He is doing amazingly well.”At the end of the day Norway are a good team and we will have to be effective to get the win.”He is doing well, but there won’t be a plan to stop a specific player. I wouldn’t make a specific plan to stop him or anyone else.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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