Can alkaline earth metals be used in quantum computing

first_img Explore further Daley is a physicist in the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Austria. He, along with Martin Boyd and Jun Ye at the University of Colorado, and Peter Zoller at Innsbruck, are proposing a quantum computing scheme that would make use of overlaying optical lattices to store information as well as perform computations. Much of this work was performed when the authors were guests at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and their ideas are shared in Physical Review Letters: “Quantum Computing with Alkaline-Earth-Metal Atoms.”Electrons play a vital role in quantum computing with atoms, and when atoms are controlled with light, the electrons are also controlled. “That’s what makes alkali atoms nice to deal with,” says Daley. “They only have one valence electron, which makes the system really simple.” He then points out that alkaline earth metals offer an advantage over alkali atoms: “There are two electrons weakly bound. Even though the system is a little more complicated, there are some very nice properties.”Daley explains that it is possible to excite an electron to higher energy states in which they remain for a relatively long time. “The idea is to create two different traps using two different colors of light, one for atoms where the electron is excited and the other for atoms where it is not. This is possible because the atoms react to light, and go where the light is. Basically, we can make an array of bright spots of laser light – an optical lattice – where there is an atom in every bright spot.”In order to store information, Daley says, the spin of the nucleus is adjusted, also with laser light. “Atoms are initially stored in the lattice for the state where the electron is not excited. They can then be transferred to the state with an excited electron and transported to different parts of the system by moving the two different traps relative to each other. This can be used to perform computations with information stored on atoms in different parts of the lattice.”The paper Daley and his peers wrote expresses theory rather than describing the results of an experiment. However, it is possible that a demonstration might be possible fairly soon. “While this paper is theoretical,” he insists, “we build on techniques demonstrated in the laboratory, making use of technology that is currently applied to make atomic clocks.”Some of the details still need to be worked out, but Daley feels that it should be possible to build something workable to demonstrate the principle in the relatively near future. “We’ve taken our ideas of what can be done and matched them up with real numbers from experiments. This could lead to the first few steps and then be refined to make larger quantum computations.”“Our paper is a type of road map to set a course for what could be possible,” Daley continues. “We believe that with our technology it is likely that the first demonstrations are feasible on a timescale of two to three years.”More Information: Andrew Daley, Martin Boyd, Jun Ye and Peter Zoller. “Quantum Computing with Alkaline-Earth-Metal Atoms,” Physical Review Letters (2008). Available online: link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v101/e170504. Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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: Can alkaline earth metals be used in quantum computing? (2008, November 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-11-alkaline-earth-metals-quantum.htmlcenter_img (PhysOrg.com) — “There are a number of different proposals for quantum computing,” Andrew Daley tells PhysOrg.com. “These include solid state or semiconductor as well as atomic and molecular systems. We are considering atomic systems, and more specifically alkaline earth metals.” Quantum simulation could help flights run on timelast_img read more

Transparent Carbon Nanotube Films Likely Successor to ITO for Commercial Applications

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Will the legacy of Nobel prize winner Richard Smalley finally be fulfilled? Ever since his pioneering work in the mid 1990’s on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes, companies have been struggling to find a commercial application for this amazing material. There was a nanotech “bubble” of start-up companies, none of which managed to successfully IPO due to lack of realizable commercial revenue. Is that about to change? Recent research by Rice University and Unidym indicate that a fully realizable application is finally here for carbon nanotubes. Fortunately, it’s in one of the fastest growing display markets, touch screens. Citation: Transparent Carbon Nanotube Films Likely Successor to ITO for Commercial Applications (2009, April 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-04-transparent-carbon-nanotube-successor-ito.html Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are tiny hollow cylinders of carbon with tremendous electrical and optical properties. It turns out that very thin CNT films as thin as 10 or 20 nanometers are transparent to visible light and can conduct enough electricity to make them useful for many applications where these properties are needed. These applications include thin film solar cells, organic LEDs, and touch screens. Currently, a ceramic material called indium tin oxide (ITO) is used in these applications. This material is deposited in vacuum and is quite brittle. Carbon nanotubes, on the other hand, can be deposited from solution, and are remarkably robust and flexible. Films can be coated about 50 times faster than ITO films, and are almost unbreakable when flexed, tapped, strained, or smashed with a hammer, while ITO films are brittle and easy to crack under strain. Researchers predict that the first applications for these transparent CNT films will be as the electrodes in touch screens. This is because they already meet all technical requirements, and ITO has an issue in that it tends to crack after repeated use, thus degrading the touch screen response. Touch screens are a rapidly expanding market due to the popularity of the iPhone amongst other devices. By the end of the year, CNT films will begin to replace ITO in touch screens. As the technology continues to improve it will continue to take market share from ITO. This will be a remarkable achievement, and may issue in a new day for carbon nanotubes in various markets. I think Smalley would be pleased.More information can be found in: “Continuous and Scalable Fabrication of Transparent Conducting Carbon nanotube Films” by Dan, Irvin, and Pasquali in ACS Nano, published on the web April 08, 2009.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide? Explore further Flexible carbon nanotube film on plastic. Photo courtesy of Unidym. 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.last_img read more

Britain unveils desalination plant for London reservoirs

first_img More information: www.thameswater.co.uk/ Explore further Citation: Britain unveils desalination plant for London reservoirs (2011, April 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-britain-unveils-desalination-london-reservoirs.html Reverse osmosis water purification is a filtration process whereby brackish water is pressurized in a tank which pushes it through a thin membrane, allowing only the pure water to emerge out the other side. Because of the extra energy needed for pressurization, reverse osmosis generally costs up to twice as much as regular purification processes, which in turn causes taxpayers, especially in such a wet climate as Britain, to wonder about the wisdom of installing such a plant.But Thames Water, the company in charge of supplying drinking water to London, believes such a plant will be necessary in the future, citing the water restrictions put in place during the last extended drought in 2005/06, which was a catalyst for the construction of the plant. Critics have been quick to point out, however, that had the water company fixed its leaking pipes, some of the worst in the world, there would not have been a need for a new plant at all.Construction of the plant was finished in June of last year, but it wasn’t until just last month that the plant began actively pumping clean water into nearby reservoirs, albeit at only one sixth capacity. Simon Evans, spokesman for Thames Water, claims they are only doing so to test the system and train workers. The idea after all, is to fill the reservoirs if they fall low due to lack of rainfall, which coincidently or not, is exactly what Britain has been experiencing this spring.It’s likely the construction of the plant will cause other metropolitan areas to take notice as city planners the world over fall victim to criticism from thirsty city dwellers who suddenly find themselves at the mercy of varying weather patterns. Traditionally reverse osmosis plants have been built for areas with few other options, such as those in the Middle East; with this new plant in London, however, that could change. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Britain has brought online a new desalination plant near London capable of providing the city with 150 million gallons (568 million litres) of water per day, should the need arise. At a cost of £270 ($445) million, and built over the past four years, the plant uses reverse osmosis to remove salt from the brackish water pumped in from the Thames Estuary, which it then pumps into local reservoirs, thus staving off the threat of drought. Controversy surrounds British water plant Aerial view of Farmoor Reservoir, Oxfordshire 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.last_img read more

Astronomers detect a doubly eclipsing quadruple star system

first_img More information: EPIC 219217635: A Doubly Eclipsing Quadruple System Containing an Evolved Binary, arXiv:1805.09693 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1805.09693AbstractWe have discovered a doubly eclipsing, bound, quadruple star system in the field of K2 Campaign 7. EPIC 219217635 is a stellar image with Kp=12.7 that contains an eclipsing binary (`EB’) with PA=3.59470 d and a second EB with PB=0.61825 d. We have obtained followup radial-velocity (`RV’) spectroscopy observations, adaptive optics imaging, as well as ground-based photometric observations. From our analysis of all the observations, we derive good estimates for a number of the system parameters. We conclude that (1) both binaries are bound in a quadruple star system; (2) a linear trend to the RV curve of binary A is found over a 2-year interval, corresponding to an acceleration, γ˙=0.0024±0.0007 cm s−2; (3) small irregular variations are seen in the eclipse-timing variations (`ETVs’) detected over the same interval; (4) the orbital separation of the quadruple system is probably in the range of 8-25 AU; and (5) the orbital planes of the two binaries must be inclined with respect to each other by at least 25∘. In addition, we find that binary B is evolved, and the cooler and currently less massive star has transferred much of its envelope to the currently more massive star. We have also demonstrated that the system is sufficiently bright that the eclipses can be followed using small ground-based telescopes, and that this system may be profitably studied over the next decade when the outer orbit of the quadruple is expected to manifest itself in the ETV and/or RV curves. 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. Two sub-Jovian exoplanets orbiting bright stars discovered Citation: Astronomers detect a doubly eclipsing quadruple star system (2018, June 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-astronomers-doubly-eclipsing-quadruple-star.html © 2018 Phys.org The Kepler exoplanet-hunting telescope lost its two reaction wheels in 2013. Its mission was repurposed, and is now known as K2. The main goal of the revived spacecraft is to perform high-precision photometry of selected fields in the ecliptic. So far, the K2 mission has detected over 300 extrasolar worlds and many new stellar systems.EPIC 219217635 was initially identified by K2 as a potential quadruple star system during the spacecraft’s Campaign 7, which took place in late 2015. Afterward, a team of astronomers led by Tamas Borkovits of the Baja Astronomical Observatory of Szeged University, Hungary, has conducted follow-up observations of this star, which included radial-velocity spectroscopy, adaptive optics imaging, as well as ground-based photometric observations.”In this work we report the discovery with NASA’s Kepler space telescope during Campaign 7 of its two-wheeled mission (hereafter referred to as ‘K2’) of a quite likely physically bound quadruple system consisting of two eclipsing binaries,” the researchers wrote in the paper.The astronomers found that EPIC 219217635, located some 2,800 light years away from the Earth, is composed of two eclipsing binaries with orbital periods of about 3.6 and 0.62 days. The binaries are most likely in a 20 AU orbit around each other.EPIC 219217635 A consists of a star about 20 percent larger and more massive than the sun, and its smaller companion – with a radius of 0.74 solar radii and a mass of 0.68 solar masses. The larger component is about 2.24 more luminous than the sun and has an effective temperature of 6,473 K. The smaller star is less luminous and cooler, with a luminosity of 0.19 solar luminosities and an effective temperature of 4,421 K.The primary star of EPIC 219217635 B is approximately 30 percent larger and more massive than our sun. It has an effective temperature of 6,931 K and a luminosity of 3.66 solar luminosities. When it comes to the secondary star, it is similar in size to the sun (1.04 solar radii) and has a mass of only 0.41 solar masses. Its effective temperature is 4,163 K and its luminosity was calculated to be about 0.29 solar luminosities.Additionally, the researchers found that EPIC 219217635 B is evolved, and in this binary cooler and currently less massive star has transferred much of its envelope to the currently more massive star.In concluding remarks, the astronomers noted that EPIC 219217635 is a promising target for future observations even with small telescopes.”The system is sufficiently bright that the eclipses can be followed using small ground-based telescopes, and that this system may be profitably studied over the next decade when the outer orbit of the quadruple is expected to manifest itself in the eclipse-timing variation and/or radial velocity curves,” the paper reads. Using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, an international group of astronomers has discovered a doubly eclipsing, bound quadruple star system. The newly found system, designated EPIC 219217635, consists of stars similar in size to our sun, with masses ranging from 0.41 to 1.3 solar masses. The finding was presented May 24 in a paper published on arXiv.org. Explore further The disentangled and folded lightcurves of the 3.595-day ‘A’ binary and the 0.618-day ‘B’ binary (red dots). The black curves represent the disentangled, folded lightcurves, obtained from the simultaneous lightcurve solution. In the case of binary B the grey dots represent the sum of the disentangled, folded lightcurve and a simple model of the rotational spot modulation. The bottom panel for each binary shows the folded, disentangled residuals of the full K2 data from the model fit. Credit: Borkovits et al., 2018.last_img

Investigating the dynamics of nanoparticle formation from a precursor at atomic resolution

first_imgFor TEM observation, K2PtCl4 was first dissolved in deionized water in preparation to image its crystal structure. In the bright field TEM image, the crystallite was 50 nm x 60 nm in size. Gao et al. weakened the electron beam dose to the angstrom scale for less than 1 e/A2∙s to limit beam-induced sample reduction during the process of imaging. The scientists conducted high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM) at 300,000 x magnification to obtain 64 images from the same area. By averaging the images, the atomic columns were clearly resolved in the study. The high-resolution TEM image showed periodic lattice squares with an atom (yellow) surrounding those without bright atomic contrast (blue) in the center. Gao et al. compared the atomic resolution images with the existing atomic structure of K2PtCl4 to identify each individual element. The scientists identified the atoms in the corners as potassium (K), atoms in the middle of the edges of the squares as chlorine (Cl) and those in the center of the square in yellow as platinum (Pt). When Gao et al. increased the electron beam dose to 30 e/A2∙s, the lattice from K2PtCl4, which was originally viewed across the entire area developed into individual Pt clusters. In time, the nanoclusters grew more pronounced under the microscope. Low-dose atomic resolution imaging of K2PtCl4. (A) The atomic model of the K2PtCl4 unit cell, with K in cyan, Pt in purple, and Cl in pink. (B) Bright-field TEM image of a large K2PtCl4 crystallite. (C) Diffraction pattern of the K2PtCl4 crystallite in (B) after it is tilted along the (001) zone axis. (D) Atomic resolution low-dose TEM image of K2PtCl4. Dose fractionation was done using an electron dose of 1 e/Å2·s, with 0.1 s for each image. Sixty-four images were acquired, aligned, and averaged. The electron dose then becomes 6.4 e/Å2. The atomic model is overlaid in the inset. (E) Simulated HREM image of K2PtCl4 with a thickness of 12.3 nm. (F) A zoomed-in image of K2PtCl4 from a sub-area in (D), and the intensity line profile in arbitrary units (a.u.) from the red box, is shown in (G), where the intensity from Pt atoms is located between two Cl atoms. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aau9590. In a recent study, now published in Science Advances, interdisciplinary materials scientists Wenpei Gao and co-workers in the USA and China, studied the reaction kinetics of a solid-state platinum (Pt) precursor compound. In the study, they used an aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope (TEM) combined with low-dose electrons and in situ imaging. The scientists imaged the beam-sensitive Pt precursor; potassium tetrachloroplatinate (II) (K2PtCl4), at the atomic resolution to determine the individual atoms (K, Pt and Cl) involved in the synthesis of platinum nanoclusters. Gao et al. captured the material’s transformation to Pt nanoclusters in real time to show three-stage reaction kinetics, including (1) breaking of the ionic bond, (2) formation of PtCl2 and (3) reduction of the divalent Pt to Pt metal nanoclusters. In the new method, the scientists combined techniques to understand the transformation of chemicals at the atomic scale in real time without damaging the substrates and provided a new platform to study reaction kinetics. Gao et al. captured, identified and revealed the dynamics at different stages of decomposition, reduction and nucleation of the material. The work allowed them to understand the transformation kinetics of platinum from precursor to nanocluster as a promising avenue to study atomic-scale reaction dynamics. Zoomed-in image and atomic model of K2PtCl4. (A) and (B) are the corresponding TEM image and atomic structure model of K2PtCl4. The squares colored in yellow have one Pt atom in the center, with Cl atoms on the edge centers and K atoms on the corners. The square in blue does not have a Pt atom in the center. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aau9590 Composition analysis of the final product. (A to D) HAADF image and EDS maps of the final product of the in situ experiment and (E) EELS of the final product of the in situ experiment showing the existence of Cl and K. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aau9590 Then PtCl42- decomposed into PtCl2 and Cl-, a reaction which had not previously been reported in experimental studies. Gao et al. revealed this process using FFT of the high resolution image under a low electron dose and high acquisition efficiency. On removal of the K species from the precursor, the lattice became unstable and compounds including PtCl2, KCl and Cl2 could move freely. When PtCl2 was reduced in to Pt, the molecules of Cl2 transitioned into the gas phase for removal from the TEM column. The zerovalent Pt species formed small nuclei or migrated and grew into large Pt nanoparticles.In this way, the scientists elegantly demonstrated the reduction kinetics in the study and illustrated the concept using atomic models. The observed findings of nucleation and reduction of Pt agreed with that of previously calculated free energy in the chemical reaction. This method can be applied to study additional material transformations in depth. The results will benefit the applications of nanostructures in nanophysics for new materials development, new energy processes in environmental remediation and in nanomedicine. More information: Wenpei Gao et al. Probing the dynamics of nanoparticle formation from a precursor at atomic resolution, Science Advances (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau9590 T. S. Ahmadi et al. Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Colloidal Platinum Nanoparticles, Science (2006). DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5270.1924 Clemens Burda et al. Chemistry and Properties of Nanocrystals of Different Shapes, Chemical Reviews (2005). DOI: 10.1021/cr030063a Younan Xia et al. Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Metal Nanocrystals: Simple Chemistry Meets Complex Physics?, Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2008). DOI: 10.1002/anie.200802248 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. , Science (I) Evolution of K2PtCl4 into Pt nanoparticles. (A) Sequential TEM images show the evolution of K2PtCl4 into Pt nanoparticles. A Pt nanoparticle nucleation process is shown in the zoomed-in images in (B), from the marked sub-area within the white dashed boxes in (A). The red contour lines indicate the edge of the newly formed Pt clusters. The region in yellow highlights the void area without lattice after the formation of a Pt cluster. (II) Sequential radial distribution function (RDF) during the transformation. (A) Time series diffractogram using FFT from sequential low-dose images. (B) RDF derived from the sequential diffractogram. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aau9590 © 2019 Science X Network In colloid and synthetic chemistry, materials scientists aim to control the shape and size of nanoparticles to achieve the desired properties of electronic, optic and catalytic materials. Nanocluster nucleation is a key process of growth kinetics in the solid state of materials synthesis. Manipulating the kinetics has allowed the synthesis of a group of nanoparticles shaped as nanorods, nanocubes, octahedra, octopod-shaped nanoparticles, icosahedra and other surface features. center_img , Angewandte Chemie International Edition Scientists develop method for observing nanocrystal formation at atomic resolution They then observed further formation of the Pt nanoclusters across extended time periods under low-dose imaging conditions. The scientists selected a sub-area of the sequential images and applied a fast Fourier transform (FFT) to discern the structure and the constituents. Gao et al. were able to obtain a time series of FFT patterns in the K2PtCl4 lattice, which also reflected the radial distribution function (RDF) (to find adjacent particles). The scientists then investigated the additional surface orientation of atoms in the material, aside from the Pt nanoclusters, to understand the location of K and Cl species. In the work, they used a series of imaging and analytical methods of materials science, starting with high-angle annular dark-field (HAADF) scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and the 2-D energy-dispersive spectra (EDS) map to characterize the material. The results showed the signals from K and Cl in the background as evenly distributed across the area. When the scientists used electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) they further observed the existence of K and Cl from KCl, after the formation of Pt nanoparticles. Gao et al. gathered sufficient information from the reaction dynamics captured in real space via spectroscopy and characterization techniques in materials science. They proposed a microscopic process of reduction kinetics for K2PtCl4. Accordingly, the precursor K2PtCl4 first decomposed in to K+ and PtCl42- by breaking the weak ionic bond. Journal information: Science Advances A schematic showing the evolution of K2PtCl4 into Pt nanoparticles. (A) K2PtCl4, (B) dissociation of K+ and [PtCl4]2−, (C) further dissociation into PtCl2 and KCl, and (D) nucleation of Pt nanoparticles. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aau9590. While nucleation is the initial step in materials synthesis, it is difficult to control nucleation kinetics without understanding how atoms interact. Platinum nanoparticles are usually synthesized in a liquid-phase reaction with C-H or Cl- as a precursor. During growth in such a system, the precursor is reduced by the reducing agent to form metal monomers with atomic arrangements based on metal-metal interactions. However, a microscopic mechanism that details the intermediate reaction steps is yet unavailable. As an alternative to materials synthesis in the liquid phase, nanostructures can also be grown in the solid phase. Studying the reduction process in the solid state can decipher materials transformation for fine control of materials synthesis. Understanding the kinetics of materials transformation from precursors to nanostructures at the atomic scale based on ionic bond breaking is therefore of considerable significance. The scientists opted to study the nucleation process in the solid phase without the liquid environment using characterization tools of X-ray nanodiffraction and TEM, which offered ultra-high resolution. The method resolved the evolving structures in real and reciprocal space, although the sensitivity of most chemical precursors to the electron beam due to photo illumination had previously made it nearly impossible to observe the initial atomic structure of the precursor. Explore further A key to materials synthesis is the ability to control the process of reduction kinetics and nucleation (phase transition) in materials. Understanding the reduction dynamics during the initial stage of material synthesis is limited due to the difficulty of investigating chemical reactions at the atomic scale. This is mainly because the chemical precursors used to synthesize materials can degrade when exposed to electron beams that are typically used to image compounds at atomic resolution. Citation: Investigating the dynamics of nanoparticle formation from a precursor at atomic resolution (2019, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-dynamics-nanoparticle-formation-precursor-atomic.html , Chemical Reviewslast_img read more

Jupiters magnetic field could be moving Europas ocean

first_img © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Jupiter’s magnetic field could be moving Europa’s ocean (2019, March 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-jupiter-magnetic-field-europa-ocean.html The Galileo spacecraft took this image of Europa, which is about the size of Earth’s moon, in 1996. Credit: NASA. Water plumes on Europa: Tasting an extraterrestrial ocean The researchers started by noting that Jupiter has a very strong magnetic field—strong enough to reach and impact its moons. They also noted that Europa’s underground ocean is salty. A magnetic field influencing a salty sea would result in the conduction of electricity, likely creating a jet stream in the ocean. To find out what sort of movement might occur and to uncover other possible impacts of the magnetic field on the moon’s ocean, the researchers created numerical simulations. The simulations showed a jet stream forming somewhere near the moon’s equator, moving as fast as a few centimeters per second and flowing opposite of the moon’s spin. Such an opposite flow, the researchers further noted, would result in stress on the moon’s surface, which could occasionally form cracks. This would explain the surface cracks observed on Europa by other researchers. They further note that not all of the energy from the magnetic field would be transferred to the ocean—some of it would dissipate off the moon, likely around the poles. And if that were the case, there would be evidence of the moon’s ice shell becoming thinner as melting water made its way to the surface. And again, that is just what has been observed—plumes of water spurting out from spots near the poles.The researchers suggest a jet stream on Europa could be compared to the Gulf Stream back here on Earth. Notably, our jet stream has been found to move compounds around in the ocean that are important for life. If Europa harbors life, its jet stream could be serving the same purpose. Explore furthercenter_img Journal information: Nature Astronomy A pair of researchers, one with École Normale Supérieure, the other Laboratory for Studies of Radiation and Matter in Astrophysics and Atmospheres has found evidence that Jupiter’s magnetic field could be causing a jet stream in Europa’s underground ocean. In their paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, Christophe Gissinger and Ludovic Petitdemange describe their analysis of data from the Galileo spacecraft and what they found. More information: Christophe Gissinger et al. A magnetically driven equatorial jet in Europa’s ocean, Nature Astronomy (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41550-019-0713-3 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.last_img read more

Delhi dances with Stereo Nation

first_imgRemember Stereo Nation? The band which took the pop happy 90s by storm with their single Don’t Break my Heart? Well, one half of the band, Tarseme Singh Saini, better known as Taz, recently regaled collegegoers in the Capital when he performed at the annual cultural fest of a management college. The final day of the two-day festival Verve 2k13  saw the British-born pop singer charm the audience with his performance at the Rohini campus of the college. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The performance rounded off a fest that saw students showcase their creativity and talent in areas like tattoo art, quizzing, collage making, photography and singing. Students also organised a fashion show to display their tastes in accouterment, and also showcased their culinary talents. The event was attended by students from different campuses of the institute and for students who danced their way through the night, it was an evening to remember.Fest time was clearly a happy time for these kids.last_img read more

Of legends and legacies

first_imgThe first performance was by the Gupta brothers of the Maihar Gharana, Lakshay Mohan Gupta on sitar and Ayush Mohan Gupta on sarod along with renowned pakhawaj player Akhilesh Gundecha and tabla player Shubh Maharaj. Leading on was the next performer Tanmoy Bose. Second day of the festival witnessed the performances of Sanjeev Shankar and Ashwani Shankar followed by a vocal recital by Ayesha Thatte and  Bharatanatyam by Rama Vaidyanathan.The third day of the festival marked performance of Odissi by Radhika Samson. Following performance was by Swarnima Gusain, Swarnima. The day concluded by the performance of Satwik Veena player Salil Bhatt.The last day had Namrta Rai presenting Prashanti in kathak and Amita Dalal  presenting  raga Janasammohini. The festival concluded with Carnatic Vocal recital by Vidwan Maharajapuram Ramachandran.last_img read more

Sale of meat goes up in Bengal thanks to govt infomercial

first_imgKolkata: The infomercial that was telecast on different channels following the direction of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to sensitise buyers about the right quality of meat, has ensured a rise in its sale.The sale of both raw and cooked meat in eateries in the state had witnessed a huge drop, after the carcass meat row came to light in mid-April. Now, being aware of the steps needed to be taken to buy the right quality meat, people are now once again purchasing the same, after assessing its quality properly. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe state government had set up a high powered committee to evolve a foolproof mechanism to bring an end to the selling of carcass meat. Thepolice had also arrested the kingpin of the racket to completely uproot the menace.Besides taking the steps, the necessity of creating awareness among people was also felt by the state government, so that people get to know the right steps need to be taken to verify the quality of meat before buying.The Chief Minister had held a meeting with the task force in June and directed the concerned officials to take initiative for preparing an infomercial to create awareness among people. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe Information and Cultural Affairs department took the initiative. Actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Nusrat Jahan were roped in and a 50-second long film was prepared.The film, in which the Tollywood actors were found urging people to verify before buying that the packaged meat is certified by FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) and at the same time, not to pay heed to any rumours.The infomercial has helped the people know the steps that they must take to buy fresh meat and has also helped people come out of a panicky situation in terms of buying chicken or meat. According to an official of the state government, the telecast of the infomercial had been appearing for the past few weeks on television channels. “It (the infomercial) has become very effective as all aspects that people need to know to buy meat have been told in a nutshell and it was presented in a very simple way as well. It has helped people to pick up the information easily,” the official said.Though it would take some time to create awareness among the entire populace in the state, the Chief Minister’s initiative to telecast the infomercial on television channels has helped in regaining confidence of a large section of people.It may be recalled that the sale of chicken and meat preparations in eateries had dropped by around 40 percent, soon after the carcass meat row came to light. With constant monitoring by the local civic bodies in their respective areas, sale of stale meat has also been checked.When contacted, B P Gopalika, principal secretary, Animal Resources Development department, was not available for any comment.last_img read more

Society is in a state of regression Actor Adil Hussain

first_img“It is extremely distressing to hear about the lynching.How can one human being kill another human being. If you want to politicise the issue, you can do. But then for me it is a human point of view,” Hussain said.The critically acclaimed author was in the city to participate in the five-day CMS Vatavaran festival, refereed to the recent incident in Dadri where a man was killed over rumours of alleged beef consumption. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“You are regressing instead of progressing. Politicians should behave themselves and make sure that these kind of incidents do not happen in the future. The Dadri incident reflects a total lack of love and empathy,” Hussain told reporters.The actor, who has worked in international films such as The Reluctant Fundamentalist and The Life of Pi hailed the festival and said any initiative to spread awareness about environment is less. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Any initiative on the environment awareness is less. No matter how much we do is, it is not enough. We have a deep rooted habit of how we behave. These include simple habits which are created in childhood. Our understanding of the environment has to be profound,” Hussain said. Following his love for nature and environment, the actor said he plans to make a film titled Bolia Haathi (The Rogue Elephant) based on a story written by Atul Anand Goswami. The film portrays the relationship between an elephant and a human and explores how one could possibly cultivate sympathy for the other. “It is my dream to make this movie which is based on a story that I had read 20 years back. The film is at the scripting level and producers are also ready. But the only problem that we are facing to get permission to shoot with an elephant.The actor said he was being assisted in the shoot by Parvati Barua, who has received an UN award for her work with elephants.The 52-year-old actor said it was important to take the environment film festival to different parts of the country.“It is not only important to take it all over the country but in every blocks of districts along with the capital cities. The government should telecast these films not only on Doordarshan but also spend some money and allow the private channels to telecast it and spread awareness,” he said.last_img read more

Dwarkanath Tagore bust unveiled in London

first_imgLondon: Prince Dwarkanath Tagore, best known for his significant role in the Bengal Renaissance of the 19th century, has been honoured with a new bust in London. The grandfather of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was among the first Indian industrialists, also known as merchant princes, investing in a range of businesses from steam engines to banking in the 1820s. He died during a visit to the UK in August 1846 and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in north-west London, where his bust was unveiled yesterday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “He was a Tagore who uplifted the face of trade and business long before his grandson Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize in Literature. He believed the sky’s the limit and his range of accomplishments spanned from coal, tea, jute, shipping, banking and the list can go on,” said Anirban Mukhopadhyay, President of London Sharad Utsav (LSU), among the groups behind the new statue. After decades amid thousands of other graves, LSU joined hands with the Bengal Heritage Foundation and with the support of the British Council, iLead (Kolkata), Friends of Kensal Green (London) launched the bust and a plaque marking Dwarkanath’s contributions. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Scores of people from the British Bengali community gathered for the event here. Kolkata-based businessman Pradeep Chopra travelled all the way from India with his family for the occasion. “I always wanted to break this fallacy that entrepreneurship is not for Bengalis and they are only meant to be doctors or professors. Entrepreneurship has been in the roots of Bengal since Dwarkanath’s era and some of the best entrepreneurs in the country can be from Bengal just like he was,” Chopra said. The ceremony was also marked by the presence of Saikat Maitra, Vice Chancellor of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad University of Technology, who also flew in from India. “Emulation of corporate mindset and management of business by Dwarkanath needs to be presented in a more effective way before the next generation,” Maitra said. Dwarkanath died aged 52 at St. George’s Hotel in London during a major thunderstorm in the city. Britain’s then Queen, Victoria, and husband Prince Albert, who had welcomed him to their court like “an old friend” earlier, sent four carriages to the funeral for a so-called “princely” send-off. “Very few Indians are aware of Prince Dwarkanath Tagore’s tomb in London. From coal to banking to trading, he successfully set the foundation of an industrial Bengal and internationalisation of India,” said Sourav Nyogi, President of the Bengal Heritage Foundation, which spearheaded the project. “Our effort is a humble tribute to this great son of Bengal and to keep his heritage alive for the future generations,” he said.last_img read more

ADHD may emerge in adulthood too

first_imgWhile it is well established that childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may continue into adulthood, new research suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood.ADHD is a developmental disorder marked by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and is one of the most common behavioural disorders in children. It is widely believed that adult ADHD is the continuation of the disorder from childhood.However, researchers in this study found that nearly 70 per cent of the young adults with ADHD in their study did not meet criteria for the disorder at any of the childhood assessments.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Adults with this ‘late-onset’ ADHD had high levels of symptoms, impairment and other mental health disorders. Published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, these findings have important implications for our understanding of the disorder, as ADHD that onsets in adulthood could have different causes to its childhood version. “We were very interested by this large ‘late-onset’ ADHD group, as ADHD is generally seen as a childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorder,” said one of the researchers Jessica Agnew-Blais from King’s College London. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“We speculated about the nature of late-onset ADHD: the disorder could have been masked in childhood due to protective factors, such as a supportive family environment. Or it could be entirely explained by other mental health problems,” Agnew-Blais said.“Alternatively, late-onset ADHD could be a distinct disorder altogether. We think it is important that we continue to investigate the underlying causes of late-onset ADHD,” Agnew-Blais noted.For the study, the research sample included more than 2,200 British twins from the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study. As this study was a cohort of twins, researchers were also able to examine the genetic basis of ADHD. They found that adult ADHD was less heritable than childhood ADHD, and that having a twin with childhood ADHD did not place individuals at a higher risk of developing late-onset ADHD.last_img read more

Pokemon Go makes people happier friendlier

first_imgPokemon Go users are more likely to be positive, friendly and physically active, say scientists who studied the wildly popular augmented reality game after its release last year.”There was plenty of negative press about distracted people trespassing and running into trees or walking into the street,” said James Alex Bonus, graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US.”But you also saw people really enjoying it, having a good time together outside,” Bonus said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPokemon Go creator claims 65 million regular users and more than 650 million app downloads.Even in the first few weeks following release of the game – in which players “catch” wild, virtual Pokemon creatures lurking in places like parks and public buildings, and train them to do battle against one another – players were easy to pick out on sidewalks.The large pool of players presented an opportunity to capture the effects of augmented reality games, researchers said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”There’s this idea that playing games and being on your phone is a negative social experience that detracts from things, but there haven’t been many chances to ask large groups of players about their experiences,” Bonus said. The researchers surveyed about 400 people three weeks after the game was launched, asking questions about their emotional and social lives and levels of physical activity before segueing into Pokemon.More than 40 per cent of their respondents turned out to be Pokemon Go players, and those people were more likely to be exercising – walking briskly, at least – and more likely to be experiencing positive emotions and nostalgia. “People told us about a variety of experiences with differential relationships to well-being,” Bonus said. “But, for the most part, the Pokemon Go players said more about positive things that were making them feel their life was more worthwhile, more satisfactory, and making them more resilient,” he said. They were also more social. Players were more likely than nonplayers to be making new friends and deepening old friendships.”The more people were playing, the more they were engaging in behaviours that reflected making new connections – making Facebook friends, introducing themselves to someone new, exchanging phone numbers with someone, or spending more time with old friends and learning new things about them,” Bonus said.Surprisingly, the survey respondents who showed more social anxiety were not less likely to be Pokemon Go players, even though aspects of the game encourage chance interactions with people including strangers.”We often focus on media violence and aggression and hostility, but there are opportunities where media is contributing to good life experiences,” Bonus said.The study was published in the journal Media Psychology.last_img read more

Give an early start to your day to cut depression

first_imgIf you are an early riser, you are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to researchers.”Being an early type seems to be beneficial, and you can influence how early you are,” said lead author Celine Vetter, Director at the University of Colorado-Boulder.Conversely, people who are up till late at night are twice as likely to suffer from depression, studies have shown.It is because the late chronotypes – or night owls – are less likely to be married, more likely to live alone and be smokers, and more likely to have erratic sleep patterns, the researchers explained. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLack of sleep, exercise, less time spent outdoors, bright lights at night, and low exposure to daylight all can contribute to depression.For the study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the team analysed more than 32,000 female nurses to explore the link between chronotype – the propensity for the individual to sleep at a particular time during a 24-hour period, or sleep-wake preference, and mood disorders. The results showed that even after accounting for environmental factors like light exposure and work schedules, chronotype – which is in part determined by genetics – appears to mildly influence depression risk. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Our results show a modest link between chronotype and depression risk. This could be related to the overlap in genetic pathways associated with chronotype and mood,” Vetter said.However, early risers still had a 12-27 per cent lower risk of being depressed than intermediate types, while late types had 6 per cent higher risk than intermediate types (this modest increase was not statistically significant).”This tells us that there might be an effect of chronotype on depression risk that is not driven by environmental and lifestyle factors,” Vetter noted.Vetter stressed that while the study does suggest that chronotype is an independent risk factor for depression, it does not mean night owls are doomed to bedepressed.last_img read more

Lynched man identified one held hunt on to nab others

first_imgKolkata: The man, who was allegedly beaten to death on Wednesday at Muraripukur in Manikatala, has been identified as Ratan Karmakar of Adi Saptagram in Hooghly and one person was arrested on Thursday in this connection.According to sources, Karmakar frequently visited Hari Saha haat near Gouribari to buy clothes for his business of garments. It was alleged that he has been arrested for theft earlier. However, it is not clear whether he stole anything from the market on Wednesday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataKarmakar lived near the club where he was found dead as it helped to run his business. His wife died a few weeks ago at Adi Saptagram. His two daughters are married and the younger one lives at his house in Hooghly. Though local residents of Muraripikur know him as “chor Ratan” but his neighbours in Adi Saptagram said Karmakar was a good human being. He was allegedly dragged inside a local club and was beaten up badly till he died. Cricket bats, wickets and bamboo sticks were used to attack him. When he fell unconscious, the attackers left the club. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to local residents, the room that was being used as a club was actually an abandoned pump house room of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. As it was an abandoned place local youths had started using it as a club. It is alleged after it gets dark, people drink and indulge in anti-social activities here. Cops from Maniktala police station detained three youths on Wednesday night. Out of them, one identified as Tapas Saha, has been arrested. A few more accused are absconding and the police are trying to nab them. Searches are on in possible hideouts. Also, on Thursday, a team from state Forensic Science Laboratory collected samples from the spot. Bamboo sticks, cricket bat and wickets were seized and sent for examination. On Thursday, after autopsy, doctors said several injuries were found on Karmakar’s head and legs. He could have died due to internal hemorrhage.last_img read more

Cleveland is a champion Trump dumps campaign manager Corrupt NYPD cop roundup

first_imgRight now in Cleveland pic.twitter.com/qdMvvbCluJ— Khanh (@nqkhanh27) June 20, 2016 #BREAKING: @FBI releases partial transcript/explanation of shooter’s contact during Pulse attack. @FOX13News pic.twitter.com/5YSak7cDPV— Evan Lambert FOX 13 (@EvanLambertTV) June 20, 2016 Advertisement Corrupt NYPD cops arrested on federal corruption charges. (NY Daily News)Three NYPD officers arrested as part of federal municipal corruption probe https://t.co/dMRGj0ZUEb— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 20, 2016 All bad press is great for @realDonaldTrump, but slip in polls and buh-bye. #NeverTrump https://t.co/jsdde7PG3q https://t.co/QTTIycHz9h— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) June 20, 2016 Rome elects first female mayor. (Sky News)Rome just elected this 37-year-old as its first female mayor https://t.co/TpSJIXcBNB— TIME.com (@TIME) June 20, 2016 e 4th the moment cleveland won our first championship in over 50 years, 19 years of being loyal finally paid off ?? pic.twitter.com/xFSX81W8rX— patrick stepanek (@patrickstepanek) June 20, 2016 MVP. pic.twitter.com/jC9K4T8Kc6— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 20, 2016 Donald Trump axes campaign manger Corey Lewandowski. (NY Times)BREAKING: Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski fired— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 20, 2016 Cleveland celebrates its first championship in 52 years.Tomorrow’s Plain Dealer front page: pic.twitter.com/wW0ttIzYWN— Henry J. Gomez (@HenryJGomez) June 20, 2016 911 transcripts released in Orlando shooting. (Orlando Sentinel)Timeline con’t. 2:08 a: officers make entry to #Pulse, engage shooter; 2:18 a: OPD SWAT call out initiated. pic.twitter.com/xM4foQgBar— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 20, 2016last_img read more

The Herd Hierarchy Colins NFL Top 10 after Week 12

first_img5. L.A. Rams – The Rams are coming off another impressive win against the Saints, and continue the most impressive turnaround in the league. Todd Gurley leads the NFL with 11 Touchdowns, and Sammy Watkins has 3 scores in his last 4. L.A. is undefeated when scoring over 20 points. Jared Goff has been sacked 9 times over his last 3 games, which is a concern. 6. New Orleans Saints – The Saints dropped one to the Rams, but Colin is still buying them. In the last 5 games, Drew Brees has a Passer Rating of 109.8, and breakout rookie Alvin Kamara is averaging 134.0 total scrimmage yards, and 7 TD’s. Kamara leads the NFL with an explosive 8.4 Yds/Touch. Injuries to rookie DPOY candidate Marshon Lattimore and sack leader Alex Okafor (out for the year – Achilles) are a concern. The Saints can still win the division, but Colin likes Carolina’s personnel better. Carolina Panthers – The Panthers are 8-3, and doing it while getting below average production from Cam Newton. Sunday was Cam’s 4th game this year with a Passer Rating below 60 (only DeShone Kizer has more). Cam’s inefficiency and inability to convert 3rd Downs is already wearing down the defense, which has given up 100 yards rushing in back-to-back weeks for the first time this season. Carolina can be dangerous, but Newton needs to play better. 4. Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings just took care of the Redskins and Case Keenum is looking better each week. In his last 3 games, Keenum is completing over 70% of his passes at 8.93 Yds per pass with 7 TD’s, 2 INT’s and a Passer Rating of 114.0. Also, in his last 5 games, Latavius Murray is averaging 17.8 rushes per game for nearly 80 yards per game with 5 TD. The defense is the best in the league and this offense can score enough points to win most weeks. Minnesota is dangerous. 9.  Atlanta Falcons – Atlanta has fought past their early season Super Bowl hangover by winning 4 of their last 5. Matt Ryan has 9 TD’s, 2 INT’s, and a Passer Rating of 107.4. Ryan only had 7 passing TD’s in his first six games. With Devonta Freeman out, Tevin Coleman has rushed for 74.3 YPG and 3 touchdowns in his last 3 with 4 scores. Atlanta has the toughest remaining schedule in the NFL, so they’ll be tested heading down the stretch. 3. Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers are built on stars, and their stars have been making plays, During their 6-game winning streak, Big Ben has a passer rating of 103.6, and has thrown 14 TD and just 5 interceptions after throwing 7 picks over his first 5. Antonio Brown is the 4th player in NFL history to have consecutive games with at least 10 Rec, 100 Yds, and multiple TD (Wk 11 vs TEN: 10 Rec, 144 Yds, 3 TD; Wk 12 vs GB: 10 Rec, 169 Yds, 2 TD), and they’re 6-0 when Le’Veon Bell reaches 100 yards from scrimmage.One concern heading into the playoffs:  The Pittsburgh defense has allowed 5 pass TD of 50+ yards over their last 3 games since Joe Haden went down for the year. Pittsburgh is clearly the second-best team in the AFC, but Colin still thinks they get beat by the Patriots. Every Tuesday during the NFL season, Colin puts out his Herd Hierarchy Top 10 NFL power rankings, and for the first time this year, the same 10 teams are in for two weeks in a row.There’s movement within the rankings, however, with the Seahawks holding on for dear life; the Steelers and Vikings move up, and the Saints drop down.Here are his Top 10 teams after Week 12:10. Seattle Seahawks – Colin is leaving Seattle in his Top 10 out of respect for Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson, but the Seahawks are struggling. Russell Wilson accounts for an absurd 85.9% of the Seahawks offense (Leads NFL), they’re the most penalized team in the league, and Earl Thomas is the only Legion of Boomer left in the secondary. Seattle at 10, but maybe not for long. Advertisement L.A. Chargers – The Chargers have won 5 of their last 7, and Colin thinks they’re the best team in the AFC West. In his last 2 games, Philip Rivers is completing 72.3% of his passes at 10.54 Yds/Pass with 5 TD, 0 INT, and a Passer rating of 131.9. Keenan Allen has also stormed back to his pre-injury form with 23 Rec, 331 Yds, and 3 TD’s in the last 2. Colin loves L.A.’s violent pass rush tandem of Bosa and Ingram and thinks they’ll win the division. 2. New England Patriots – The Patriots clinched their 17th straight winning season, which is the longest streak in the NFL since the Merger in 1970, and over his last 3 games, Tom Brady is completing almost 74% of his passes with 10 TD’s, 1 INT, and a Passer Rating of 128.1.Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis have formed this year’s 2-headed running back monster in the backfield for the Patriots – on Sunday they combined for 31 Touches, 116 Yds from Scrimmage, & 2 TD. Over their last 7 games, the Pats defense is only allowing an opposing quarterback passer rating of Passer Rating of 79.7 (allowed 116.5 over first 4), after getting torched to start the season. New England is still the favorite in the AFC. 1. Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles keep the top spot again, and are off to their 4th 10-1 start in franchise history. They’ve won 4 straight games by at least 23 points, and are the only team in the NFL ranked in the Top 5 in Rush Offense, Rush D, 3rd Down Defense, and 3rd Down Offense. Carson Wentz has a remarkable 9 TD’s and 0 interceptions when facing the blitz.The Eagles pass defense was a weakness early in the year, but since Week 8, they’ve been the best unit in the league, allowing NFL lows in Comp % (51.1), Yards per Pass (4.80), Passer Rating (42.5), and Pass Plays of 20+ yards (2). The Eagles continue to roll and are still the best team in the league.last_img read more

Colin Of course Tom Brady is the NFL MVP Video

first_img Advertisement Tom Brady looks like the front runner to win the 2017 NFL MVP Award, but a vocal contingent believes that Rams running back Todd Gurley should get the award after racking up over 2,000 total yards and leading the NFL in TD’s for a team that has gone from irrelevance to Super Bowl contender.Colin thinks Gurley is an unbelievable talent, but in today’s NFL a running back is nowhere near as valuable to his team as the quarterback. Gurley is  arguably the third most valuable person on his own team behind head coach Sean McVay and Jared Goff.Critics argue that the MVP is nothing but a glorified quarterback award, and Colin is fine with that. It’s a quarterback driven league. This year the best quarterback in the NFL is Brady. He’s the MVP.“I love Todd Gurley, but I’d argue he’s not the most valuable person on the LA Rams. Of course Tom Brady’s the MVP.” — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/ChqLR2VUlw— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 3, 2018last_img read more

LeBron made the right decision again

first_imgAlso:– This Cam is better than MVP Cam– Zion Williamson isn’t the next LeBron– Eagles Cowboys feels like a blowout LeBron made the right decision, againThe Lakers beat the T’Wolves last night for their 3rd win in 4 games and Colin thinks it’s clear that LeBron made the right free agency decision, again.The Lakers are trending upward and have a roster full of young talent and experience veterans mixed in and will only continue to add pieces. Meanwhile the Rockets are a mess, the Sixers are regressing and the Cavs are the worst team in the NBA by a mile. The Lakers won’t compete for a title this season, but are in the best shape of any of his offseason suitors going forward. Guests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA analyst; Greg Cosell – NFL Films Senior Producer; Geoff Schwartz -NFL Analyst and former NFL o-lineman; Jason Terry – 19-year NBA veteranlast_img read more

Tiger Shows Total Recall Knowledge of Every Inch of Augusta in HoleByHole

first_imgTiger Woods is coming off a better than usual first round at the Masters, and everyone will be planning their work day around his tee time to see if he’ll be in a position to win his 5th green jacket heading into the weekend. One reason Tiger is always a threat is his total recall knowledge of every inch of Augusta.The Masters released an incredible video of Woods, last year, talking strategy for Amen Corner and the rest of the most legendary course in golf’s signature holes, edited with flyover shots of the course. Warning, it will only geek you up even more for Tiger’s Friday round.Tiger knows every inch of the course. He’s healthy. He’s already among the leaders. The scene is set for some magic to happen. Watch him tell you how to play it.last_img