For the 83rd edition of RAD Tracks Thursday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has released something special for us fans. This newest release comes straight out of their New Year’s run at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Falling squarely on the day before New Years, this twenty-five-minute segment from their show on 12/30/2016 featuring a giant “Viola Lee Blues” sandwich is a treat for the eyes and ears.The first song, “Viola Lee Blues,” features Cochemea Gastelum of The Dap Kings on baritone sax, before the band jams into “Uncle John’s Band.” Then, the band drops into Benevento/Russo Duo favorite “Becky” during which the band, save Marco and Joe, more or less drops out to let the two musical masterminds do their thing. After that awesome surprise, the band works back through “Uncle John’s Band” before closing it back out with the reprise of “Viola Lee Blues.” Words do not do this epic sandwich justice, so give it a listen for yourself below, courtesy of the band.You can check out the full setlist from the show below, as well as listen to the full audio from the show here.
Read Full Story The Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce its spring 2014 Askwith Forums, a series of public lectures dedicated to discussing challenges facing education, sharing new knowledge, and generating spirited conversation. Highlights this spring will include a discussion about how hip-hop culture can offer teaching and learning tools in science with Assistant Columbia University Professor Christopher Emdin; a conversation with Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum; a presentation by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan on his research on closing America’s achievement gap; and a talk with autism activist Temple Grandin.The complete spring schedule of events follows. (Please note that events may be changed or added. Please visit www.gse.harvard.edu/calendar/askwith.html for the most up-to-date information.)Read more
After firing the lasers and bombarding the ultracold molecule with light, the scientists gathered around the camera to check the results. By seeing how far the molecule expanded they would know almost instantly whether they were on the right track to chart new paths in quantum science by being the first to cool — aka, slow down — a particularly complex, six-atom molecule using nothing but light.“When we started out on the project we were optimistic but were not sure that we would see something that would show a very dramatic effect,” said Debayan Mitra, a postdoctoral researcher in Harvard’s Doyle Research Group. “We thought that we would need more evidence to prove that we were actually cooling the molecule, but then when we saw the signal, it was like, ‘Yeah, nobody will doubt that.’ It was big and it was right there.”The study led by Mitra and graduate student Nathaniel B. Vilas is the focus of a new paper published in Science. In it, the group describes using a novel method combining cryogenic technology and direct laser light to cool the nonlinear polyatomic molecule calcium monomethoxide (CaOCH3) to just above absolute zero.The scientists believe their experiment marks the first time such a large complex molecule has been cooled using laser light, and say it opens new avenues of study in quantum simulation and computation, particle physics, and quantum chemistry.“These kinds of molecules have structure that is ubiquitous in chemical and biological systems,” said John M. Doyle, the Henry B. Silsbee Professor of Physics and senior author on the paper. “Controlling perfectly their quantum states is basic research that could shed light on fundamental quantum processes in these building blocks of nature.”,The use of lasers to control and atoms and molecules — the eventual building blocks of quantum computers — has been practiced since the 1960s and has since revolutionized atomic, molecular, and optical physics.The technique essentially works by firing a laser at the atoms and molecules, causing them to absorb the photons from the light and recoil in the opposite direction. This eventually slows them down and even stops them in their tracks. When this happens, quantum mechanics becomes the dominant way to describe and study their motions.“The idea is that on one end of the spectrum there are atoms that have very few quantum states,” Doyle said. Because of this, these atoms are easy to control with light, since they often remain in the same quantum state after absorbing and emitting light, he said. “With molecules, they have motion that does not occur in atoms — vibrations and rotations. When the molecule absorbs and emits light this process can sometimes make the molecule spin around or vibrate internally. When this happens, it is now in a different quantum state and absorbing and emitting light no longer works [to cool it]. We have to ‘calm the molecule down,’ get rid of its extra vibration before it can interact with the light the way we want.” Related In a first, optical tweezers give Harvard scientists the control to capture ultracold molecules Mystery of the missing molecules Scientists — including those from the Doyle Group which is part of the Harvard Department of Physics and a member of the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms — have been able to cool a number of molecules using light, including diatomic and triatomic molecules, which each have two or three atoms.Polyatomic molecules, on the other hand, are much more complex and have proven much harder to manipulate because of all the vibrations and rotations.To get around this, the group used a method they pioneered to cool diatomic and triatomic molecules. Researchers set up a sealed cryogenic chamber where they cooled helium to below four Kelvin (nearly 450 degrees below zero Fahrenheit). This chamber essentially acts as a refrigerator, in which the scientists created the molecule CaOCH3. Right off the bat, it began moving at a much slower velocity than it would normally, making it ideal for further cooling.Next came the lasers. They turned on two beams of light on the molecule, coming from opposing directions. The counterpropagating lasers prompted a reaction known as Sisyphus cooling. The reaction takes its name from the myth of Sisyphus, a Greek king who angered Zeus and was doomed to roll a giant boulder up a hill for eternity, only for it to roll back down when he nears the top.Essentially the same thing happens here with the molecule, Mitra said. When two identical laser beams are firing in opposite directions, they form a standing wave of light, stronger in some places and less intense in others. This wave forms a metaphorical hill for the molecule.The molecule “starts at the bottom of a hill formed by the counter-propagating laser beams, and it starts climbing that hill just because it has some kinetic energy in it and as it climbs that hill, slowly, the kinetic energy that was its velocity gets converted into potential energy and it slows down and slows down and slows down until it gets to the top of the hill where it’s the slowest,” Mitra said.At that point, the molecule moves closer to a region where the light intensity is high and the molecule is more likely absorb a photon that causes it to roll back down to the opposite side. “All [it] can do is keep doing this again and again and again,” Mitra said.By looking at images from cameras placed outside the sealed chamber, the scientists inspect how much a cloud of these molecules expands as it travels through the system. The narrower the cloud, the less kinetic energy it has — and therefore the colder it is.Analyzing the data further, the researchers saw just how cold. They took it from 22 millikelvin to about 1 millikelvin — just a few thousandths of a decimal point above absolute zero.The paper lays out ways to get the molecule even colder, and discusses some of the pathways that opens in a range of physical and chemical research frontiers. The scientists said the study is proof of concept that their method could be used to cool other carefully chosen complex molecules to advance quantum science.“What we did here is sort of extending the state of the art,” Mitra said. “It’s always been debated whether we would ever have technology that will be good enough to control complex molecules at the quantum level. This particular experiment is just a stepping stone.”This research was supported with funding from the National Science Foundation. A platform for stable quantum computing, a playground for exotic physics Researchers crack case by trapping ultracold molecules in mid-chemical reaction Team makes most precise measure ever of their charge Recent research settles a long-standing debate Tiny tweezers Electrons, up really close
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Billings Gazette:Republican legislators are taking another run at bailing out Colstrip Power Plant, capping some costs, but still obligating NorthWestern Energy customers to a 30-year repayment plan of the utility’s $407 million Colstrip investment.The new legislation, SB 331, which was introduced Wednesday, comes after Billings Sen. Tom Richmond announced that he’ll abandon his previous attempt to save at least a portion of the four-unit coal-fired power plant. The earlier proposal allowed NorthWestern Energy to buy a larger share of the troubled Colstrip Power Plant and then pass all future costs onto its customers.The power plant is owned by Pennsylvania-based Talen Energy, South Dakota-headquartered NorthWestern and four regulated utilities based in either Oregon or Washington. Concerned about climate change, both states are pressing their utilities to pull the plug on coal power. NorthWestern indicates it has a chance pick up a bigger Colstrip share for the token price of $1.The new bill, sponsored by Richmond, would prevent NorthWestern from billing its customers for more than $40 million in operating costs accumulated over five consecutive years. Richmond’s plan still binds customers to a 30-year Colstrip payment plan, in order to guarantee NorthWestern a full return on the $407 million it has already paid for 30 percent ownership of Colstrip Unit 4. Those payments would continue even after Colstrip shut down, which is unusual. Typically, customers cannot be charged for a power plant that doesn’t supply them energy. Richmond’s bill would change that.The Montana Consumer Counsel, the office created by the state constitution to defend the interests of the customers of monopoly utilities, has been outspoken about the potential customer harm NorthWestern’s $1 deal might do. The counsel typically advocates for the lowest cost power available, discouraging utilities like NorthWestern from making business decisions that drive up customer bills.More: Montana GOP again tries to save Colstrip with revised bill Montana Republicans introduce revised bill to save Colstrip coal plant
Bolivia eradicated 5,000 hectares of illegal and excess coca in the first half of the year, equal to the amount set by the country’s anti-drug law as a mandatory annual goal, announced on July 2 the Joint Task Force (FTC), made up of the army and the police. “As of 1st of July, we’ve eradicated 5,098 hectares of illegal coca. We’ve exceeded what was done under the previous administration,” said Colonel Williams Kaliman, the commander of the FTC, at a public event attended by President Evo Morales in the coca-growing locality of Chimoré, 550 km southeast of La Paz. “We hope to reach the goal of more than 10,000 hectares by the end of the year,” the Bolivian president noted. In 2011, a record 10,509 hectares were eradicated. Morales emphasized that prior to his administration, “zero-coca policies led to a great deal of confrontation, because they were imposed from above and from outside, (but) now we’ve changed; it’s been possible to reduce the numbers without injuries and deaths.” The highest percentage reduction was recorded in the Trópico region of Cochabamba with 3,835 hectares, while in the Yungas region of La Paz (a traditional growing area), 1,000 hectares were eradicated. Official figures also indicate that 23 tons of cocaine, the majority coming from Peru, were seized in 7,000 operations. United Nations reports specify that there are 31,000 hectares planted with coca in Bolivia, despite the fact that the law only authorizes 12,000 hectares for traditional uses, such as chewing, medicine, and Andean religious rituals. Bolivia is the world’s third largest cocaine producer, after Peru and Colombia, according to the same organization’s data. By Dialogo July 05, 2012
The Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj has actively started 2018 with a new promotional campaign based on visuals and a new slogan “1 Visit is worth 1000 pictures “.Thus, in January 2018, in cooperation with the Kuharić-Matoš agency, a new destination Image catalog of the island of Lošinj was designed and printed. Visually and textually adapted by languages, ie according to market trends, and the new Image includes the following factors of the offer: health, culture, active vacation and natural beauty and specialties of the Lošinj archipelago. As part of the new promotional campaign, the Tourist Board, in cooperation with photographer Hrvoje Serdar, created a new database of destination photos with the aim of creating a website and new online and offline promotional materials. The production of jumbo posters, banners and other materials is underway, created as a logical sequence of the development of visual identity, and the plan is to create a new line of promotional printed materials on topics: events, culture, health, gastronomy, beaches and active holidays. catalog.Photo by: Hrvoje SerdarLocals as the main actorsDirector of the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj Dalibor Cvitković especially thanks the models, ie residents who voluntarily participated in the creation of the promotional campaign and thus helped achieve the authenticity of photos and experiences, which in itself is a special and great story.By merging its offline and online channels, the destination together with the Tourist Board is actively moving towards the targeted positioning of the tourist offer of the island of vitality on the world market ” said Cvitkovic.In addition to printed and digital materials, a novelty is the redesign and creation of a new Web site of the Tourist Board in cooperation, ie the destination website (www.visitlosinj.hr) which follows digital trends, and on which new visuals have also been implemented. The work of the website is also monitored by new promotional activities on social networks, all with the aim of adapting to trends in foreign markets.As pointed out by the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, in addition to offline and online activities, presentations will follow in the coming months in Trieste, Ljubljana and Sete (France) where many participants will be presented the cultural, sports and maritime tradition of Lošinj, all in the new September. new visuals and slogan “1 Visit is worth 1000 pictures”
Ticket prices start at 22 euros for seats and from 30 euros for a place in a sleeping car, and the price includes reservation, coffee, breakfast and free WIFI. By the way, an interesting comparison with HŽ, in terms of service and comfort. Tickets for the train that will bring Czech and Slovak tourists to Rijeka have been put on sale, and as Regiojet announced today, as many as 8000 tickets have been sold so far, reports Index.hr. RegioJet states that the bus ticket will be up to 12 euros at most, depending on the destination. See more about RegioJet’s offer HERE “Never before have tickets been so cheap. We want everyone to be able to afford a holiday trip to Croatia in these difficult times. ”, said Ivana Kašicka, director of RegioJet. According to the company, passengers will be transferred from Rijeka by RegioJeta buses to some of the following destinations: Opatija, Rabac, Medulin, Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Novigrad, Malinska, Šilo, Vrbnik, Krk, Baška, Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski, Zadar, Sukosan, Biograd, Pakostane, Omis, Brela, Baska Voda, Makarska, Podgora, Podaca, Gradac, Sibenik, Primosten, Trogir and Split. From Rijeka they take buses It will also be, as they say, a great solution for Austrians who want to go on holiday to Croatia because they can take a Regiojet bus from Vienna to Bratislava, as well as Germans from the Dresden area who can get to Prague and then by train to Croatia. The first train leaves on June 30 and will run three times a week until September 26. On Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, the train will run from the Czech Republic, via Slovakia and Hungary, while on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays there will be a return from Rijeka and Ljubljana. Source: Index.hr / Photo: RegioJet
The legislature is located in Senayan, Jakarta, the epicenter of Indonesia’s COVID-19 epidemic. The House has been in recess since Feb. 28.”The third session has been decided to begin on March 30,” lawmaker Arsul Sani of the United Development Party (PPP) faction, who is also a deputy speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), told the press on Thursday.He added that although the House would not extend its recess further, it would follow the government’s health emergency protocols during the plenary meeting to open the session, including maintaining adequate seating distance. All lawmakers who came to the plenary meeting must also have their body temperature checked before entering.“Some House members will be asked to sit in the balcony, which is usually reserved for visitors,” he said.Arsul went on to say that he had recommended that the House leadership keep the opening meeting brief by providing the relevant material to lawmakers beforehand, so the House Speaker would not need to read it out loud during the meeting.Lawmakers and their families had been scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 on Thursday and Friday in the Kalibata and Ulujami areas of South Jakarta. Journalists assigned to cover the legislature had also been scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 along with the lawmakers.The House had bought 40,000 rapid test kits expressly for this purpose, funded by donations from several lawmakers.However, the plan has been postponed until further notice following wide public criticism.Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the plan to be canceled on Change.org, as there are many sick people across the country who were still finding it difficult to be tested.Three opposition parties – the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the Democratic Party – have also objected to the plan, saying that the House should be providing the test kits for free to those who could not afford them as well as to medical workers on the front lines.Indonesia has reported 790 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date, including 58 deaths.Topics : After extending its recess from March 22 until March 29 following the emergence of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, the House of Representatives has decided to commence its next session on March 30.
More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202034 Darnley Street, Rocklea “The record in Rocklea is $550,000,” Mr Diamond said.“This will be a fantastic opportunity for a young couple.”He said the suburb was becoming more popular, with interest from local and interstate buyers, because it was affordable and within 10km of the city.“It’s been growing every year steadily since 2012,” Mr Diamond said.“At least for the next 12 months it looks very promising.”The median sale price for a house in Rocklea was $407,000 to the year ending October 2017. 34 Darnley Street, RockleaA RENOVATED Queenslander at Rocklea has attracted more than a dozen potential buyers – including three offers – less than a week after being put on the market.Ray White Bulimba sales consultant Mark Diamond said the property at 34 Darnley St had so far received the highest number of inquiries he had seen for a Rocklea property in six years.The Queenslander, which sits on an 810sq m double block, has been extensively renovated after it was affected by the 2011 flood.Mr Diamond believed it had the potential to break the suburb’s sale record at auction on February 3.
Aberdeen-based commercial diving and underwater intervention contractor, KD Marine, has purchased a nitrox diving system and a daughter craft system from Vertech.KD Marine said it intends to retain these assets and add them to its existing fleet of air diving capabilities.The nitrox dive system comprises of 3 offshore containers which can be mobilized for offshore diving operations onto a suitable vessel.The daughter craft system has been designed to be stable in significant wave height with its own single davit launch and recovery system making mobilisations efficient and cost effective. It is also the first daughter craft to have had its hull designed and built specifically for diving operations, KD Marine explains.KD Marine’s managing director, Hamish Petersen, said: “The addition of these assets to our existing fleet means that we will be able to provide an even greater service to our existing client base.“We are encouraged by the continuing signs of market recovery and feel that the time is right to increase our capabilities.”The financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed.