World’s Lightest Material Unveiled by US Engineers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA team of engineers claims to have created the world’s lightest material.The substance, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam with “extraordinarily high energy absorption” properties, is made out of series of tiny hollow metallic tubes arranged into a criss-crossing diagonal pattern. Potential uses include next-generation insulation, batteries, sound dampening and shock absorbers. (READ the full story at the BBC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

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Ritchey to Debut “Ritchey Bucks” Bicycle Component Tradeup Program

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: On Oct. 1, 2009, Ritchey Design will launch the Ritchey Product Upgrade Program with Ztail.com. With this new program, customers who purchase select Ritchey products from Ritcheylogic.com can upgrade / trade-in their item for “Ritchey Bucks” that can be used to purchase an upgraded version of the item or any other component on Ritcheylogic.com.“The loyalty program with Ztail.com is a way for us to reward our customers who make Ritchey an integral part of their rides,” said Steve Parke, Ritchey Design general manager. “When times are tough, as they are now, it’s hard to justify upgrading your bike. We hope this program will make it easier for our customers to try our great products and upgrade if they wish.”Customers have the opportunity to participate in the Ritchey Product Upgrade Program with every purchase of Ritchey Design saddles, pedals, wheels or carbon forks made after Oct. 1, 2009 on Ritcheylogic.com and fulfilled through Ritchey Design retailers. Customers register their purchase with Ztail.com using their Ritchey product receipt numbers, allowing them to exchange their Ritchey products for Ritchey Bucks when they’re ready to upgrade their gear. When possible, Ritchey Design retailers will fulfill upgrade program orders placed on Ritcheylogic.com.The offer to upgrade Ritchey Design products is valid beginning on the purchase date, extending up to 18 months after the initial purchase date. The Ritchey Product Upgrade Program guarantees customers 25 to 80 percent of a product’s retail value depending on the product’s age. Please refer to Ztail.com for a breakdown of the product trade-in values offered throughout the 18-month period.To be considered for the upgrade program, Ritchey Design products must be in good working condition and have no material damage beyond normal wear and tear. The products must also have all of their original parts, accessories and manuals. If the product isn’t in an acceptable trade-in condition, Ztail.com will propose a reduced payout for the item or ship it back to the customer. The Ritchey Design Upgrade Program limits each household to 2,000 Ritchey Bucks per calendar year.last_img read more

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Target names its first CISO

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Formerly Served as InfoSec Leader at GM and GE.by. Jeffrey RomanTarget Corp. has chosen the former leader of information security at General Motors and General Electric as its first CISO. The move comes in the wake of a massive data breach last year that exposed 40 million credit and debit card accounts and the personal details of 70 million customers.Brad Maiorino will join the retailer June 16 as senior vice president and CISO, the company confirms in a June 10 statement. Maiorino will be responsible for Target’s information security and technology risk strategy.Maiorino will report to Bod DeRodes, executive vice president and CIO, Target says. DeRodes was appointed as CIO on May 5 (see: Target Hires New CIO).Target’s new CISO was GM’s chief information security and information technology risk officer. He was responsible for leading the transformation of the automaker’s global information security and IT risk organization. Previously, he was CISO at General Electric. continue reading »last_img read more

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Sean McConnell announces UK and European tour for February 2020

first_imgSean McConnell is heading back to the UK and Europe in 2020 for a headline tour.Not content with having been here three times in 2019 – he opened shows for Ashley Monroe and Ashley McBryde, and performed at The Long Road – McConnell will be back for his first headline tour outside the USA in February 2020.The run features thirteen dates including a London show at St Pancras Old Church. He will be showcasing new material along with songs from his critically acclaimed Secondhand Smoke.McConnell is a popular performer in the Americana and folk scene and he’s a respected songwriter having written hits such as Little Big Town’s The Daughters and Brett Young’s Mercy.Along with being a highly respected performer within the Americana and folk scenes, McConnell’s music is uniquely positioned to be familiar to country fans, having written songs for some of the genre’s biggest names, credited with some of the most significant hits of the last twelve months; including Little Big Town’s ‘The Daughters’ and Brett Young’s ‘Mercy’.The full dates for the headline tour are:7th February – Bristol, UK – The Crofters Rights8th February – Glasgow, UK – The Poetry Club9th February – Belfast, UK – Limelight 211th February – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s12th February – Manchester, UK – Castle Hotel13th February – London, UK – St Pancras Old Church15th February – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso-Noord (Tuinzaal)16th February – Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden17th February – Hamburg, DE – Nochtwache19th February – Kristianstad, SE – Kulturkvarteret20th February – Stockholm, SE – Twang21st February – Falkenberg, SE – Tryckhallen22nd February – Oslo, NO – KrossetTickets go on sale 8th November 2019 at 10am GMT.last_img read more

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AWR Expands Planar Antenna Portfolio with New Antennas and Tools

first_imgAWR Corporation announced a new addition in their portfolio, ‘Antenna Magus Version 4.1’, which adds four new antenna types: ·         Axial choke horn with dielectric lens ·         Offset-fed Gregorian reflector ·         Cassegrain reflector ·         Eggbeater antenna The new version also adds new tools, including: ·         Radar cross section tool ·         Passive remote sensing tool ·         Two-port network conversion tool AWR Connected™ for Antenna Magus incorporates high-frequency design software from AWR with Antenna Magus’ antenna synthesis software to provide a more powerful and complete software-to-software antenna design environment.  Automated synthesis of microwave devices like filters and amplifiers has been gaining in popularity in CAE applications over the past decade. With this latest release, the planar portfolio of designs that connect to AWR’s Microwave Office™ software and AXIEM® 3D planar EM simulator now supports more than 50 topologies. For more information please visit http://www.awrcorp.comlast_img read more

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Irish U16 Girls Basketball team qualify for European 1/4 finals

first_imgIreland U16 Women’s European Championship Squad: Alison Blaney (Maree BC/Salerno Secondary School)Nicole Clancy (Naas BC/St. Mary’s College Naas)Dayna Finn (Maree BC/St Louis CS)Abby Flynn (Waterford Wildcats/St Angela’s Ursuline Convent)Enya Maguire (Ulster Elks/Ulidia Integrated)Annaliese Murphy (Glanmire/Colaiste An Phiarsaigh)Maeve Phelan (Portlaoise Panthers/Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise)Bronagh Power Cassidy (DCU Mercy/Holy Faith Clontarf)Maeve Cannon (Maree BC/Calasanctius College)Niamh Masterson (Liffey Celtics/Coláiste Chiaráin CS)Maeve Ó Séaghdha (DCU Mercy/Holy Faith Clontarf)Ella McCloskey (KUBS/Mount Temple)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Ireland are through to the quarter-finals of the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championships in Romania thanks to a 52-46 win over England in their final game in Group C. It’s the first time that two Irish squads have made top-eight in a single European Championship summer, following a quarter-final appearance by the U18 Women’s squad in July. The U16 squad includes 3 girls from the Maree Club, Alison Blaney, Dayna Finn and Maeve Cannon and all three scored in last night’s win.Ireland’s lead was forged in the second quarter. Niamh Masterson hit a triple before Maeve Cannon threw an assist for Enya Maguire and hit a jump shot herself in a game-breaking 9-0 run. It was Ireland’s best shooting half of the tournament with 44.1% field goal accuracy.There had been nothing to separate the sides in the first quarter and an 8-2 run from the English had them right back in the hunt in the third. It took two layups inside a minute from Annaliese Murphy and Abby Flynn to quell the comeback – Flynn’s contribution ensuring all 11 fit players contributed to the scoreboard.Dayna Finn’s jump shot early in the fourth quarter restored a 10 point advantage and big shots were vital as field goal accuracy fell off. Murphy’s triple with 4:41 left was exactly what her side needed and Finn saw Ireland home with five more points to complete her double-double. It was another gritty performance as Ireland confirmed their top-five ranking in the tournament for both steals and rebound. Next up for the Irish girls is a quarter final meeting with Poland tomorrow.Ireland: D. Finn* (10), E. Maguire* (7), A. Blaney* (2), B. Power Cassidy* (6), M O Seaghdha* (2), N. Masterson (3), M. Phelan (7), N. Clancy (2), A. Flynn (2), M. Cannon (2), A. Murphy (9), E. McCloskey Ireland 52, England 46center_img FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship – Division B (Group C)last_img read more

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