After Decades of Work, Scientists Have Mapped the Entire Surface of the Moon for the First Time

first_imgThe digital map is available online now and shows the moon’s geology in incredible detail (1:5,000,000 scale).LOOK: Glimpse of Godliness? The Hubble Telescope’s 12 Best Photos on the 30th Anniversary of its Launch into Orbit“People have always been fascinated by the moon and when we might return,” said current USGS Director and former NASA astronaut Jim Reilly. “So, it’s wonderful to see USGS create a resource that can help NASA with their planning for future missions.”To create the new digital map, scientists used information from six Apollo-era regional maps along with updated information from recent satellite missions to the moon. The existing historical maps were redrawn to align them with the modern data sets, thus preserving previous observations and interpretations.Along with merging new and old data, USGS researchers also developed a unified description of the stratigraphy, or rock layers, of the moon. This resolved issues from previous maps where rock names, descriptions and ages were sometimes inconsistent.Orthographic projections of the “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon” showing the geology of the Moon’s near side (left) and far side (right) with shaded topography from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA). This geologic map is a synthesis of six Apollo-era regional geologic maps, updated based on data from recent satellite missions. It will serve as a reference for lunar science and future human missions to the Moon. Photo by NASA/GSFC/USGS.“This map is a culmination of a decades-long project,” said Corey Fortezzo, USGS geologist and lead author. “It provides vital information for new scientific studies by connecting the exploration of specific sites on the moon with the rest of the lunar surface.”Elevation data for the moon’s equatorial region came from stereo observations collected by the Terrain Camera on the recent SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer) mission led by JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Topography for the north and south poles was supplemented with NASA’s Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter data.Reprinted from USGS(WATCH the 3D-mapping animation below)Be Sure And Share The Out-Of-This-World News With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHave you ever wondered what kind of rocks make up those bright and dark splotches on the moon? Well, scientists have just released a new authoritative map to help explain the 4.5-billion-year-old history of our nearest neighbor in space.For the first time, the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped and uniformly classified by scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in collaboration with NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute.The lunar map, called the “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon,” will serve as the definitive blueprint of the moon’s surface geology for future human missions and will be invaluable for the international scientific community, educators and the public-at-large.last_img read more

Fashion Stake Crowdsources Haute Couture

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#business#crowdsourcing#e-commerce#web In addition to the front page of the website, Fashion Stake also has its blog, a Twitter account and a Facebook page. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A new startup is looking to apply crowdsourcing to the fashion industry. Fashion Stake, whose website will open to the general public in several weeks, will allow the fashion-conscious to directly invest in designers. Its motto is, “Democratize Fashion” – a tall order.The site, led by Harvard Business School alumnus Daniel Gulati, will put designers and companies together with consumers on two levels, financially and critically. Financially, an investment in a designer will return the ability to apply credits toward purchasing that designer’s garments. Critically, the full space of social media tools will be used. Viewers may browse collections, vote them up or down and suggest ideas for new garments or lines and praise or criticize designer directions. Although Gulati told us he could not divulge the number or nature of the designers he has waiting in the wings, a screenshot on the company’s blog shows the names Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Donna Karan and Jeffrey Montero. Given the increasing comfort level that consumers have with dialogic shopping – as well as the horrendous downturn in an industry that was already plagued with vicious gatekeepers – it could provide a price-conscious connection to haute couture, as well as the sense of investment that fashion-oriented television shows like Project Runway have tapped into. last_img read more

Hadrien Trudeau playing cricket is a moment we’ll cherish forever

first_imgCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been making headlines ever since he landed in India with his family, for a seven-day trip. The Trudeaus have been touring across the country, visiting historical sites, meeting politicians and celebrities, while having all eyes glued on them.Today, on the sixth day of their trip, the Trudeaus made an early morning visit to Jama Masjid, Delhi, where the PM’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, was spotted wearing a traditional outfit–something the Trudeaus have been doing since their visit to Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad.Also Read: Chef Vikas Khanna just taught the Trudeaus how to make rotis at the Golden TempleWhile there has been a lot of speculation over this highly anticipated trip, one has to admit that there is someone who has been in the limelight as much as the Prime Minister himself–his three-year-old son, Hadrien Trudeau.The little munchkin, who has impressed one and all with his innocence, won over everyone’s hearts yet again, when he was seen trying to hold a bat with his cute, little hands today. The Trudeaus made a visit to Modern School, Delhi, after their visit to Jama Masjid, where the family played cricket.Clad in a striped, white-blue shirt, and a pair of cashew-coloured trousers, Hadrien looked cute as a button, especially with the big, red baseball cap on.The Trudeau-children wore red baseball caps, while the Prime Minister wore a red jersey, looking handsome as ever. Accompanying the family to the field was former Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin, who was seen helping Hadrien hit the ball.advertisement The Trudeaus playing cricket at Modern School, Delhi. Picture courtesy: ReutersAlso Read: Justin Trudeau’s adorable son, Hadrien, is having a good time in IndiaTrying his best, and looking disappointed with himself, Hadrien’s expressions were adorable as he struggled to play with the heavy cricket bat. The Trudeaus playing cricket at Modern School, Delhi. Picture courtesy: ReutersWhile Hadrien was having a hard time, his elder siblings, Xavier Trudeau and Ella Grace, seemed to be enjoying the sport. Xaviers Trudeau playing cricket at Modern School, Delhi. Picture courtesy: ReutersInterestingly, a Class 12 student from Modern School, Harshvardhan Singh, who came to know about the Trudeaus’ visit to school, has requested the PM to meet him. The student has tweeted to the Prime Minister:@nadirypatel @JustinTrudeau Respecté Premier ministre Mr. Justin Trudeau, un très bon matin à toi.Je vous souhaite la cordialement bienvenue à École Moderne, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, INDE aujourd’hui (22 février 2018)Harshvardhan SinghModern School,Barakhamba Road SINGH (@harshvardhan579) 22 February 2018It’d be interesting to see if the humble Prime Minsiter pays heed to this warm request by Harshvardhan Singh.last_img read more

‘I was really upset’: the Spurs fan who for eight hours thought they were out

first_img ‘Rebellion and spirit’: Pochettino, by those who know him best Topics Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates the late goal against Tottenham that was ruled out after a VAR review. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters Champions League Quick guide Tottenham player guide Show Read more Hugo Lloris Goalkeeper  Season apps  43 He’s captained France in more matches than any other, leading his country in 85 of 110 caps.Kieran Trippier Right-back Apps 37 Goals 1Although his family are Manchester United fans, he joined Manchester City aged nine, signing a professional contract in 2007. Toby Alderweireld Centre-back Apps 49 Goals 0Played for Atlético Madrid in the 2014 final, which they lost to Real. He has represented Belgium at every level from Under-15s upwards.Jan Vertonghen Centre-back  Apps 33 Goals 2Belgium’s most-capped player with 112 appearances. He has represented them at the Olympics, Euros and World Cup.Danny Rose Left-back Apps 36. Goals 0Scored a wonder goal on his Premier League debut against Arsenal as a 19-year-old.Ben Davies Left-back Apps 40 Goals 0He is fluent in Welsh. He was part of Viborg’s academy while his family lived in Denmark for three years.Eric Dier Midfielder Apps 27 Goals 3His family moved to Portugal when he was seven. In 2011, he spent six months at Everton, but did not play for their first team. Moussa Sissoko Midfielder Apps 43 Goals 0Signed for £30m from Newcastle and has been a revelation this season. Joined his local academy, Espérance Aulnay, aged six.Victor Wanyama Midfielder Apps 22 Goals 1He made his international debut aged 15, and became the first Kenyan to score in the Champions League when Celtic beat Barcelona. Christian Eriksen Midfielder Apps 50 Goals 10He has scored the most direct free-kicks in the Premier League since joining the club. He started his career in the Middelfart academy.Dele Alli Midfielder Apps 37 Goals 7Lived in Nigeria for two years from the age of nine. He grew up supporting Liverpool. Huge Fortnite fan. Érik Lamela Midfielder Apps 33 Goals 6He scored 120 goals in one season when playing for River Plate’s youth side. Barcelona tried to sign him, offering his parents jobs and a house.Son Heung-min Forward Apps 47 Goals 20His £22m move from Bayer Leverkusen made him the most expensive Asian footballer. Joined Hamburg’s academy aged 16 and recently said he will not get married until retiring.Lucas Moura Forward Apps 48 Goals 15Won an Olympic silver medal at London 2012. His hat-trick against Ajax was the first by a Brazilian in a Champions League semi-final.Harry Kane Forward Apps 39 Goals 24Played for Arsenal and Watford before joining Tottenham. Has two Labrador retrievers, named after his NFL heroes, Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. Fernando Llorente Forward Apps 34 Goals 8He was a member of Spain’s victorious 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euros squads.Harry Vavasour “I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat,” he says. “I watched a couple of films, but my mind wasn’t really on them. I knew there were two more minutes of injury time still to go and I’m thinking: ‘Can they get another goal?’ But really you say to yourself: ‘Sod this, they’ve blown it again.’ I was really upset.“My wife is saying: ‘What’s the big deal? It’s only a game.’ She’s not into football. She’s a football widow, who has to put up with my bad moods at weekends and now this.” Hide Share on Twitter Pinterest Share on Messenger Swaggering close to glory only to bash their heads against the podium features On the field, Spurs’ players were crushed. “When Sterling scored, I just put my head down,” Lucas Moura says. “I was so sad.” Christian Eriksen had been the player who gave the ball away. “They went through and ended up scoring,” he says. “It felt like a disaster. I thought we were out. Gone.”Everybody knows what happened next. The goal was disallowed after a VAR review for an offside in the buildup and Spurs squeaked through on away goals. For the players, the seconds had stretched like hours leading up to the reprieve. Yet Sharpe would be in the dark for the duration of his eight-and-a-half-hour flight to Gatwick. Thank you for your feedback. Read more Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Share via Email Gerard Sharpe is a 58-year-old Tottenham lifer who thought his team had run out of ways to torment him. He was wrong. His story comes from the night of the Champions League quarter-final, second leg at Manchester City and, in so many respects, it encapsulates the dramatic extremes that have propelled the club to the final against Liverpool in Madrid on Saturday.Sharpe was heading home to Epping from Miami, after a cruise holiday with his wife, and it was a battle to keep the connection on his phone to the text updates from the Etihad. On the runway, with the flight about to take off, he finally lost it – just after Raheem Sterling scored what appeared to be the winning goal for City in the second minute of added time. And so began Sharpe’s purgatory. Was this helpful? Tottenham Hotspur Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Facebook Share on Pinterest Twitter Sharpe is conflicted, not least because fate has dealt him another lucky card. When Spurs beat Ajax, he did not have the required loyalty points for a ticket to the final only for the club to then lower the threshold, allowing him and a friend to get a pair. “It was miraculous,” he says. They had the tickets but they had missed out on flights and so they decided to drive, via Folkstone and Calais, with an overnight stop in Bilbao on Friday.“I’d like to think our name is on the cup but Spurs fans are very pessimistic,” Sharpe says. “Until the final whistle goes and we’re lifting that cup, I won’t believe it. Liverpool are favourites but something is also saying to me that there could be divine intervention going on.“I’ve now got a four-day trip, and we’re going all over France and Spain to see this game. So somehow it keeps pushing me. But I’m thinking: ‘Keep going, we’re going to get there and we’re going to win it.’” Mauricio Pochettino’s team scored late goals in each of their final three group phase ties to keep themselves alive – against PSV Eindhoven, Internazionale and Barcelona – and Lucas’s winner six minutes into added time in the semi-final, second leg at Ajax sparked the wildest of scenes. Sharpe, though, will never forget the moment that he turned on his phone at Gatwick.“The first thing I looked at was the Sky Sports website and it says Spurs are through to the semi‑finals,” Sharpe says. “What? I thought Spurs had to have scored again and it wasn’t until I looked through it all and saw about the VAR that I realised. I couldn’t believe it.”It has felt, on more than one occasion, as though destiny has been at work, drawing Spurs to Madrid, although Eriksen does not buy it. “I don’t know if it’s destiny – I think we’ve just been lucky,” he says with a smile.last_img read more

Rascal Flatts cancels concert at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista

first_imgRascal Flatts cancels concert at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista September 14, 2018 Posted: September 14, 2018 , CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — A Rascal Flatts concert scheduled for Friday evening at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista has been cancelled, the band announced.The band cancelled the show just three hours before it’s scheduled start time due to illness, Rascal Flatts said on Twitter. We’re so sorry to have to let you know that due to an illness in the band, we have to cancel tonight’s show in San Diego. Refunds are available at point of purchase.— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) September 14, 2018Tickets refunds for the cancelled show are available at the point of purchase.Heavy traffic in the Chula Vista area is expected due to the concert cancellation. Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Howrah to turn vat free HMC to set up 8 compactor stations

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to make Howrah a vat free city, the Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) is soon going to set up compactor stations at eight different locations in the city.At present, 650 metric tonne solid waste is collected in a day in Howrah. Hence, the authorities have stressed on better solid waste management in the city, which has a population of around 15 lakh. Mayor Dr Rathin Chakraborty said: “Around seven to eight vats can be removed against each compactor station. It will help in reducing the total number of vats to less than 300 in Howrah city.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe compactor stations will be installed following a proper plan of action and the entire area under HMC has been demarcated as Nabanna Zone, Central Zone, Howrah Station Zone, South Zone among other zones. The stations will be set up in such a way that each one of the zones becomes vat-free one after the other. According to a senior official of the civic body, there are only four compactors operating in certain parts of the city. “It is inadequate compared to the quantity of solid waste generated every day in Howrah. Thus, the decision to set up eight more compactor station has been taken to ensure better management of the solid waste. The number of compactor stations will be increased gradually,” the official said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPlots of land to set up the stations have been identified and the construction work for the same is also going to start as soon as possible. The eight locations include Liluah, Belur and Pilkhana among five others. Back in 2015, Bally Municipality was merged with HMC and subsequent initiatives were undertaken to keep the area including Belur, Bally and Liluah in North Howrah clean. Now, with the decision to set up compactors stations, the situation will further improve. With the installations of the compactor stations, residents of Howrah will no more have to bear foul smell as and when the waste will be transported to dump yards. Moreover, garbage will not spill over trucks in which it is carried and the roads will remain clean from dirty water that usually fall from garbage carrying trucks.last_img read more

HighProfile Women in Tech Push Diversity With Project Include

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Take a look at the diversity statistics from many tech companies, as we did with our 2015 Diversity Report Card, and you’ll notice a consistent issue. The tech industry, for all of its meritocratic grandstanding, has a big inclusion problem — and many companies are only now beginning to take that seriously. Now several women with significant clout in the tech world are launching Project Include, a non-profit that aims to tackle the diversity dilemma in tech with — you guessed it — data.”Though startups are making an effort to implement diversity improvement strategies, the reality is that most are taking limited, potentially harmful actions, including one-off training, blaming the pipeline, using language like ‘lowering the bar’ and describing the current state of the tech industry as a ‘meritocracy,'” wrote Project Include co-founder Ellen Pao, the former Reddit CEO who was also embroiled in a gender discrimination lawsuit with VC firm Kleiner Perkins. “Unfortunately, we have seen tech culture become even more exclusive and less diverse over the last five years.”The non-profit’s other co-founders include Erica Joy Baker, a senior engineer at Slack; Tracy Chou, a software engineer at Pinterest; Laura I. Gomez, CEO of Atipica, which helps companies hire more diverse employees; bethanye McKinney Blount, CEO of Cathy Labs; Y-Vonne Hutchinson, founder of ReadySet, which works on diversity solutions; Freada Kapor Klein, a partner at Kapor Capital and the Kapor Center for Social Impact; and entrepreneur and investor Susan Wu.All of the co-founders have worked on solving inclusion issues on their own, but Project Include will serve as a more concentrated effort. The organization aims to help technology companies deal with their diversity problems by offering recommendations on best practices, research and tools. Most importantly, it’ll serve as a way to collect data around those diversity efforts and share them with the wider tech community.Pao says Project Include is currently focusing on CEOs and managers in early and mid-stage startups. The idea is that it’s far easier to implement strategies for inclusion early, rather than trying to shift the mindset of a large and established company.”We want CEOs to use Project Include as a resource for creating meaningful solutions and to tailor our recommendations to their startups and situations,” Pao wrote. “We want executives and managers to understand that diversity and inclusion is a company-wide effort driven from the top down to every employee: If a CEO isn’t invested in the success of D&I, these programs will not succeed.”A single organization focused on diversity initiatives could be a good thing for the tech world — it gives companies a resource to guide their own efforts. And with constant gaffes around inclusion happening today, like Twitter hiring a white dude as its head of diversity, the tech community needs all the help it can get. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global May 4, 2016 Register Now »last_img read more