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first_img(PhysOrg.com) — As Olympic records are being broken left and right by Michael Phelps, questions have been raised do we have a performance enhancing water issue. Some attribute the gold hanging around Olympiad Phelps is the result of a Superman fabric developed by Speedo. In fact, aside from a truly phenomenal performances by the swimmers, it could be the water. ProMinent, the brainchild of Professor h.c. Viktor Dulger in Heidelberg developed the first electronic solenoid driven dosing pump known as the Ozone Technology system for sanitizing pools in 1971. The system does not rely on chlorine which is viewed as harmful to swimmer’s lungs, eyes and may cause skin rashes. ProMinent is a leader world-wide with operations in China, Germany, Hungary and South America. The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14 billion problem Citation: It’s The Water: Beijing Olympic Swimmer Provided State-of-Art ProMinent Ozone Technology (2008, August 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-08-beijing-olympic-swimmer-state-of-art-prominent.html Explore further 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. Image: ProMinent According to ProMinent, the Ozone technology built and utilized by the Water Cube is the most powerful oxidation agent and disinfectant that exhibits an extremely broad and effective biocide spectrum. It is an environmentally and human-friendly technology that generates ozone from pure oxygen or from oxygen in the ambient air and meter it into the water. Even in atmospheres with high humidity the facility will work effectively. ProMaqua products will be used for water treatment along with seven Bono Zon series Ozone generating systems. The challenge met by ProMinent was to ensure pure water quality as required by standards set by the Olympic Committee for the six training, diving, and competition pools. The mission was accomplished with a programmable logic controller, display panel for monitoring with an operator control panel. A total of 18 Sigma and Vario diaphragm metering pumps in combination with four Dulcomarin controllers and nine D1c controllers ensure exact measurement of disinfectants, maintain pH-balance and flocculates. All water measurements are monitored by 37 sensors. According to a study conducted by Dr. Jose Jacobs of the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands chlorine interacts with other substances such as urine and sweat to produce an irritation in the respiratory tract. The chloromines comes in various types all with some to marked impact on the swimmer. A study of nearly 624 swimming teachers and employees connected to swimming pools suffered increases in sinusitis, throat, respiratory illnesses. The research report confirms findings by physicians in the USA and elsewhere of increased vulnerability to asthma, allergies and other respiratory illnesses. In addition, the Water Cube has an advanced water filtration system which takes into account Beijing’s need to conserve limited water resources. The water filtration system will run the backwash water through a two-stage filtration system before returning it back to the pool. Engineers installed a unique breeze system that runs gently across the water to remove any trace of disinfectant aromas. The Ozone technology is prevalent in numerous European countries and now in Beijing China. There are alternatives to chlorine systems, but none that are uniformly agreed by scientists, medical specialists as gentle on humans and the environment. The United States appears to show interest in this technology and some Ozone technology sites are currently in use. Taking nothing away from the exceptional skill, years of training and abilities of Michael Phelps et.al. It doesn’t hurt to have some healthy clean water surrounded by an astounding Water Cube of LED lit bubbles. last_img read more


first_img Explore further 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. “We are looking to see to which extent this principle holds,” Bouyer tells PhysOrg.com. “Does the principle break down at a certain level? And if it does, what is that level? If it breaks down, that opens up a whole range of fundamental questions, such as the existence of new interactions as predicted by many current quantum theories of gravity. We have created a test that we hope will open the field to see whether the weak equivalence principle holds at the quantum level.”In order to test the weak equivalence principle, Bouyer and his peers Varoquaux, Nyman, Geiger and Cheinet at the Laboratoire Charles Fabry, and Landragin at SYRTE, suggest a technique using a parabolic flight plane outfitted with an atom interferometer. The device would be used to determine whether the acceleration is the same for two different atoms in free fall. Their proposed method is described in New Journal of Physics: “How to estimate the differential acceleration in a two-species atom interferometer to test the equivalence principle.”“If you want to test the acceleration of atoms on the ground, you have very little time before the atoms hit the floor” Bouyer explains. “In parabolic flights, though, you have up to 20 seconds of free fall to see whether there is a difference in acceleration. When dealing with atoms, this is a rather long time indeed.” The atoms would be captured, laser cooled using well known techniques and then dropped in the “free falling” plane. It would then be possible to precisely measure the acceleration of the two different atoms using atom interferometry. “We plan to use rubidium and potassium,” he says, “since they are very different atoms with a difference in mass that is significant. This way, if they have no difference in acceleration, the equivalence principle is demonstrated. If there is a difference in acceleration, we know that it breaks down at the precision level of our measurement.”One of the problems, though, is that the parabolic flight plane is very noisy. Bouyer and a team from various scientific institutes in France addressed this problem last year. They tested the operation of a specially designed atom interferometer in a free fall plane (results can be found in The European Physical Journal D), finding that the sensitivity of measurement was enhanced, allowing acceleration in rubidium to be measured. To cancel out the noise, Bouyer and his colleagues worked out a way to extract the acceleration using Bayesian statistical estimation. “Our dedicated statistical analogy allows us to extract the EP signal out of the noise of the environment,” he explains.For now, the proposed experiment remains just that: proposed. But Bouyer is hopeful. “We are very close to getting two atoms at the same place, and using our interferometer in a state of free fall should enable us to take measurements that may help us demonstrate the viability of the equivalence principle at the quantum level.”More information:• Varoquaux, et al, “How to estimate the differential acceleration in a two-species atom interferometer to test the equivalence principle,” New Journal of Physics (2009). Available online: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/1367-2630/11/11/113010/. • Stern, et al, “Light-pulse atom interferometry in microgravity,” European Physical Journal D (2009). Available online. Copyright 2009 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. Guiding an Atom Lasercenter_img Citation: Does weak equivalence break down at the quantum level? (2009, December 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-12-weak-equivalence-quantum.html (PhysOrg.com) — One of the givens in physics is the weak equivalence principle. This principle has been considered solid since Einstein proposed that it is not possible to detect the difference between uniform acceleration and a uniform static gravitational field. The uniqueness of freefall allows uniform acceleration, even between masses that are different, according to Einstein’s postulate in the theory of General Relativity. The weak equivalence principle is well established amongst the science community, but it has yet to be demonstrated completely. This is where Phillippe Bouyer at Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’Optique, Campus Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, and his colleagues are attempting to go.last_img read more


first_img Explore further Copyright 2010 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. (PhysOrg.com) — One of the fields of great interest to scientists and researchers is that of using the quantum world to enhance various aspects of our lives. Advances in quantum cryptography make headlines, and scientists continue to look for ways to bring quantum information processing into the mainstream. Anthony Bennett, a scientist at Toshiba Research Europe Limited in Cambridge, in the U.K., works with quantum dots in an effort to look for ways to enhance their applications. Citation: Encouraging quantum dots to emit photons (2010, August 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-08-quantum-dots-emit-photons.html More information: Anthony J. Bennett, Raj B. Patel, Joanna Skiba-Szymanska, Christine A. Nicoll, Ian Farrer, David A. Ritchie, and Andrew J. Shields, “Giant Stark effect in the emission of single semiconductor quantum dots,” Applied Physics Letters (July 2010). Available online: link.aip.org/link/APPLAB/v97/i3/p031104/s1center_img Engineers at USC and UT-Austin boost the sensitivity of night vision goggles by using quantum dots “I work with single quantum dots, manipulating them and doing interesting experiments that will hopefully be useful in the future for quantum information processing,” Bennett tells PhysOrg.com. “What we’ve done recently is to show a giant stark effect in semiconductor quantum dots, which will lead to better yields in certain devices and enable entirely new applications.”Bennett worked with a team from Toshiba Research, as well as with scientists at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University. The results of their recent collaboration are published in Applied Physics Letters: “Giant Stark effect in the emission of single semiconductor quantum dots.”“When working with quantum dots,” Bennett explains, “there are many circumstances when you want to be able to get dots that are the same. However, quantum dots form naturally with different sizes, shapes and compositions. The idea is to shift them so that they all emit the same energy.”Prior to this work, shifts to quantum dots of this size had not been observed before. “Normally the shift is confined to a very small range,” Bennett says. “We showed that you could shift the transitions in the quantum dots a surprisingly long way with our technique.”“Previously, people have looked at putting quantum dots in diodes and then changing the voltage. We changed the design so that a fixed electric field is applied across the quantum dot vertically, which leads to a shift an order of magnitude larger than seen before.”Normally, such experiment uses dots surrounded with either gallium arsenide or aluminum gallium arsenide. Bennett and his colleagues combined these to get the best of both worlds. “With gallium arsenide, the charges confined in the quantum dot as strongly but the quality of the emission is better. So we grew the dot in gallium arsenide, but surrounded that by aluminum gallium arsenide on each side to confine the electric shift.”After showing the possibility of this large shift to encourage the quantum dots to emit the same energy, the next step is to get two quantum dots with exactly the same energy. “In order to get quantum information processing applications, you need quantum dots with at least two states the same. As a follow up to the work here, we did that.” (More information can be found in Nature Photonics, “Two-photon interference of the emission from electrically tunable remote quantum dots.”)“Quantum mechanically, both of these experiments represent a significant breakthrough. That we can make quantum dots with the same energy emit identical photons is a great step forward in the field of quantum information processing.” 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


first_img Citation: Typhoon-like data wiper is latest computer virus headache (2012, August 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-typhoon-like-wiper-latest-virus-headache.html Source: Kaspersky Lab © 2012 Phys.Org Global wave of Flame cyber attacks called staggering Explore further Guesses that it is going after the energy sector are based on a recent incident where the network for the national oil company in Saudi Arabia was taken offline following a malware intrusion. In a Saudi Aramco statement acknowledging the attack, but not naming any specific virus, the explanation was disruptions were “suspected to be the result of a virus that had infected personal workstations without affecting the primary components of the network.” It affirmed the continued integrity of its networks.Security experts set about trying to explore details of the virus and issued their statements. According to Symantec, “W32.Disttrack is a new threat that is being used in specific targeted attacks against at least one organization in the energy sector. It is a destructive malware that corrupts files on a compromised computer and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) in an effort to render a computer unusable.”Kaspersky Lab noted that this new virus has a file named Wiper. “The “wiper” reference immediately reminds us of the Iranian computer-wiping incidents from April 2012 that led to the discovery of Flame,” said a Kaspersky source.That led them to ask if this was another Wiper incident similar to the attack in Iran. They answered their own question, No.“Based on researching several systems attacked by the original Wiper, is that it is not. The original “Wiper” was using certain service names (“RAHD…”) together with specific filenames for its drivers (“%temp%~dxxx.tmp”) which do not appear to be present in this malware. Additionally, the original Wiper was using a certain pattern to wipe disks which again is not used by this malware.” Kaspersky Lab called Shamoon “the work of script kiddies.”Nonetheless, the attack is considered a grown-up headache in that it makes computers unusable. The person’s PC is unbootable. The machine’s data is wiped. A list of the wiped files is passed to the attacker’s center, in turn replacing the files with JPEG images. This move successfully thwarts rescue attempts to get the deleted files back.What puzzled security sleuths examining Shamoon is that its motive, unlike other worms, was not to steal information, but just to wipe it off. Seculert, security specialists, said the code had unusual characteristics compared with that seen in other attacks.”The interesting part of this malware is that instead of staying under the radar and collect information, the malware was designed to overwrite and wipe the files,” the company said.While the malware does not try to steal sensitive information, it does appear to be concerned with names of the files that it deleted and how many files and the IP address of the infected computers.One Symantec researcher said that, since the malware was an executable, it might arrive at the victim’s workstation as an e-mail attachment.Generally, security firms examining Shamoon agreed that the malware was not widespread and was launched in very focused attacks.By Friday, reports coming in from the UK said that, in a post on the website Pastebin.com, the Arab Youth Group claimed responsibility for the attack. The group called the attack a message to Saudi officials. (Phys.org) — A new computer virus is leaving security experts asking what could be the motive and where is the source—but one suspicion is that it is targeting infrastructure in the energy industry. The culprit, called Shamoon, wipes out files and then makes the affected computer unusable. More information: www.securelist.com/en/blog?pri … 1&weblogid=208193786 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


first_img Citation: Self-filling water bottle takes cues from desert beetle (2012, November 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-self-filling-bottle-cues-beetle.html Explore further Credit: Moongateclimber / Wikipedia Commons © 2012 Phys.org 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. The desert beetle in focus can live in an area which gets only 0.5″ of rainfall a year. Its shell is covered in bumps, and the way the bumps are constructed are key to its survival. Humidity in the air accumulates on the shell until water droplets form. They roll down the beetle’s back and directly into its mouth. The NBD Nano team drew from the natural shell design in constructing a bottle that could take advantage of the same water-collecting process. The result is that the bottle is able to continually fill itself up. They describe their process as making use of a nano-scale surface to enhance water condensation. The surface of the bottle is covered with hydrophilic (water-attracting) and hydrophobic (water-repellent) materials. They would not be the first to study the Namib beetle’s modus operandi for surviving in harshly arid conditions. National Geographic in 2001 said scientists were studying the beetle, noting how the beetle can survive via its bumpy shell drawing its drinking water from winds. Zoologist Andrew Parker of the University of Oxford detailed how it was an efficient water-harvester in capturing water from the wind. Parker, who reported his findings in Nature, suggested that the shell was a promising model for designing inexpensive tent coverings and roof tiles that could collect water for drinking and for agriculture in arid regions.As for NBD Nano, they are only in prototype stage. “We have developed a proof of concept and [are] currently creating our first fully-functional prototype,” Miguel Galvez, one of the co-founders, said. How much water does the bottle harvest from air? Galvez told the BBC that “We think our initial prototype will collect anywhere from half a liter of water to three liters per hour, depending on local environments.”They have varied applications in mind. They list enhanced dehumidification for households; potable water for military operations; water for greenhouses to support plant life; and potable water for third world nations.”We realize that water is such a large issue in the world today, and we want to try to alleviate those problems with a cost-efficient solution,” said Deckard Sorensen, another company co-founder. Sorenson said the company is looking to incorporate the bottle in greenhouses or green roofs in the immediate future, but later on will be looking to see how far they can scale up to supply larger agricultural goals.NBD Nano plans to enter the worldwide marketplace between 2014 and 2015.center_img More information: www.nbdnano.com/ Journal information: Nature (Phys.org)—Biomimicry is the term given to using nature as an inspiration for sustainable technology ideas, and a young company has joined the biomimicry brigade with its prototype self filling water bottle, which mimics the Namib desert beetle. NBD Nano, a startup of four graduates with degrees in biology, organic chemistry, and mechanical engineering, hopes to bring their prototype to market. They say that, like this beetle, their bottle can pull water from the air. Their self-filling water bottle is said to be capable of storing up to three liters every hour. Bottle cleans water in secondslast_img read more


first_img Explore further Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands More information: Ma. Laurice Jamero et al. Small-island communities in the Philippines prefer local measures to relocation in response to sea-level rise, Nature Climate Change (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3344AbstractMost adaptation studies suggest that sea-level rise will lead to relocation as flooding worsens. Here we identified and evaluated potential adaptation strategies for adapting to sea-level rise, based on the experiences of four low-lying island communities in central Philippines that have experienced flooding during normal high tides since a 2013 earthquake that induced land subsidence. Coastal surveys, interviews and household questionnaires showed that island residents generally prefer in situ adaptation strategies rather than relocation to the mainland. These results are unexpected, particularly because a relocation programme has been developed by authorities on the mainland. Direct measurements during a flooding event indicate stilted housing as the most effective type of adaptation strategy. Many households have also raised their floors using coral stones, although this might inadvertently increase their vulnerability to typhoons and storm surges in the long-term. © 2017 Phys.org Many scientists around the world have been warning of the expected dire consequences of rising ocean levels due to global warming. Millions of people, they say, will have to migrate when their island homes become submerged. This mass migration, they note, will likely cause enormous problems unless governments plan ahead. But some of those estimates might be premature, the researchers conclude. Many islanders may instead opt to stay, choosing to adapt rather than move from their homes.To learn more about possible migration caused by rising ocean levels, the researchers ventured to the islands of Tubigon, Bohol, in the Philippines. An earthquake back in 2013 caused four of the islands in the community to sink to the point that they are now very nearly covered with water every high tide. The Philippine government offered the islanders housing on the mainland, but many chose to stay regardless of the hardship. To find out how and why this was possible, the researchers conducted door-to-door surveys, led focus groups and interviewed community leaders. They report that the main reasons the islanders gave for choosing to stay was fear of losing their livelihood and questions about safety in a new place. Many of those who chose to stay built up their homes using coral, or resorted to congregating in safe areas during high tides. Also, groups organized rainwater harvesting events to preserve potable water.The attitudes and actions of the island people in the Philippines suggests, the researchers claim, that many of those considered future refugees due to climate change may not be after all. Citation: Study results suggest migration estimates due to global warming may be wrong (2017, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-results-migration-due-global-wrong.htmlcenter_img Journal information: Nature Climate Change (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam has found real-world evidence of people refusing to leave their island homes even after an earthquake has caused severe flooding to occur every high tide. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the group describes their study of the people on the islands of Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines, and what their findings suggest about other island people responding to rising ocean levels due to global warming. Dominic Kniveton with the University of Sussex offers a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. A small Fijian island. Credit: Remember/Wikipedia 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


first_imgKolkata: Within two months after Bengal was declared the best quality milk producing state in the country, the Mamata Banerjee government has taken a move to set up a milk producing unit in South 24-Parganas.It may be recalled that the Centre’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) awarded Sundarini Naturals, which is a brand of the Sunderban Cooperative Milk and Livestock Producers’ Union Limited, for its superior quality dairy products. It was awarded at a function organised on World Milk Day on June 1. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeChief Minister Mamata Banerjee had given the name “Sundarini” in 2015 and the model of operating the project has come up as unique because it has helped around 3,000 women to be self-dependent with their share of profit being directly deposited to their bank accounts after selling the produce.Now, with the success of the brand, initiatives have been taken to set up the “Sundarini” milk producing unit which is going to be the second of its kind after Haringhata dairy plant. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt will come up somewhere in South 24-Parganas district. Sources said the work to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been initiated. The work to identify the place has also started. It is learnt that two locations including one at Mathurapur in South 24-Parganas have been identified. But the final decision on the location of the plant is yet to be taken up.According to the sources in the state secretariat, the plant will come up at a cost of around Rs 30 crore. If everything goes as planned, then there will be production of 20,000 litre of milk every day and the quantity will be increased to 50,000 litre daily in phases. Besides packaged milk, the products under the brand of Sunadarini Naturals include ghee, honey, rice, sona moong dal, eggs and paneer.It may be mentioned that after the success of becoming the best in producing dairy products in the country, steps were also taken for diversification of products by introducing sweets like Kaju Barfi, Rosogolla andGulab Jamun.With the setting up of the unit in South 24-Parganas, the total milk production in the state will also go up. At the same time, it will also be a means of livelihood for many. The dream project of the Chief Minister will reach a new height.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: The state government on Sunday observed Sanskriti Dibas to celebrate the occasion of rakhi.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Heartiest greetings to all my brothers and sisters on the occasion of Rakhi Bandhan. Inspired by the ideals of Rabindranath Tagore, we observe this day as ‘Sanskriti Dibas’ in Bangla.”The state Sports and Youth Affairs department organised a programe at Rashbehari intersection, under the leadership of local councillor Mala Roy. Roy tied rakhi on the wrist of Chandrima Bhattacharya, minister of state for Health, to inaugurate the programme. The message of harmony was spread through the event. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBhattacharya said Trinamool Congress does not observe Sanskriti Dibas, keeping its eyes on elections. The festival has been celebrated since Trinamool came into being and through it, the party intensifies its ties with the people.”Tagore had given the message of harmony through rakhi in 1905 and keeping it in mind, Trinamool observes the day to spread the same message. BJP and CPI(M) are forcibly observing the occasion. However, the response of people is lukewarm,” Roy said, adding: “CPI(M) did not observe the festival when the party was in power for 34 years in Bengal. Now, they are doing it after seeing Trinamool.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSobhandeb Chattopadhyay, state Power minister, took part in a rakhi celebration event in New Alipore and gave the message of harmony and peace.Medical Bank observed the day as school children tied rakhis on the wrists of 5,000 people, to spread the message of awareness against dengue. The programme started from Sobhabazar in the morning. Later, the volunteers of Medical Bank, along with the school children, tied rakhis on the wrists of people at important crossings like Bhowanipore, Tollygunge and Bansdroni. School children also took part in processions to spread the message of harmony and peace. Partha Chatterjee, Trinamool Congress secretary general, said: “It is Bengal’s culture to uphold the message of peace and harmony. We do not divide society on the basis of religion, caste or creed, like some other parties. People from time immemorial have appreciated Bengal’s message of peace and harmony.”Taking a dig at BJP, he added: “Now, there are rakhis on the hands of those who take out rallies with weapons. Do they even understand the meaning of rakhi?”last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Assembly Deputy Speaker H A Safwi passed away at a city hospital Wednesday morning after a prolonged battle with age-related ailments, family sources said. He was 73. A former IPS officer, Safwi was elected from Uluberia (East) Assembly seat on Trinamool Congress (TMC) ticket twice, in 2011 and 2016. He held the folios of inland water transport and correctional administration under the TMC regime. Safwi was appointed as the deputy speaker of the House on June 23, 2016. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Condoling the deputy speaker’s death, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said his death was a great loss for the state. “I am deeply saddened to know that Haider Aziz Safwi, Deputy Speaker of West Bengal Legislative Assembly is no more. He was a very senior and respected person associated with us over a long time. His passing away indeed is a great loss,” the CM tweeted. “I convey my deep condolence to members of his family, friends, followers and well-wishers. These moments of sorrow are really very hard for us to digest but there is nothing that we can do but accept,” she added.last_img read more


first_imgSVF, eastern India’s largest movie production house, launched the trailer of their upcoming movie Amazon Obhijaan – the most expensive film ever produced in Bengali language. Launching the trailer in multiple languages, namely – Bengali, Hindi, Oriya, Assamese, Tamil and Telugu, SVF has achieved yet another industry first with Amazon Obhijaan set to become the only Bengali movie to be released in six languages.After unveiling the biggest movie poster for a Bengali film and becoming the first production house to make the story board public before the movie release, SVF has left no stone unturned to promote its mega production Amazon Obhijaan, releasing on December 22. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMahendra Soni, Co-Founder and Director – SVF, said, “This is probably the first time in Indian film history that any movie trailer is being released simultaneously in six languages, and this is another step in our efforts to take Bengali cinema to newer heights, and reach a wider audience.” The two minute trailer showcases the eternal saga of an explorer’s quest for adventure. Two years after Marco Florian, an Italian adventurer fails in his mission, his daughter Anna approaches the Bengali explorer Shankar Choudhury, requesting him to join for an expedition. Shankar readily accepts Anna’s request and from there on, an enthralling yet long and arduous journey to the heart of Amazon, to discover the hidden city of gold, El Dorado begins.last_img read more


first_imgIt is very important to keep your four-legged friends warm when the mercury dips as they can fall ill. Keep their bedding dry and stimulate fur growth to keep them warm during the harsh winter season, say experts. Experts have suggested tips on how to keep your pets warm this winter: -Dry bedding: No one likes a cold floor. A small bed and pillow or blanket should be all what a pet needs to keep warm during cold winter nights. Give them options as well. They may prefer to switch sleeping spots to be warmer or cooler depending on the indoor temperature. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Clothing: Use pet clothing options. Puppies are less cold tolerant because they have less muscle and fat mass than the adult dogs. Muscle and fat increase their metabolism and keeps them warm. Puppy coats won’t be as thick or long to offer protection. Little pups have less body mass to generate natural heat, too, and often benefit from a doggy sweater especially when they must do outdoor bathroom duty. -Let that fur grow: Let the pups adjust gradually to outdoor chills. That stimulates their fur to grow thicker. Indoor pets won’t be as well equipped to spend time outside, so be aware and bring them back inside after only short trips to the bathroom and back. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive-Protect skin and paws: Checking the paws of your pets in frequent intervals for any signs of cold-weather injury or damage like cracked paw pads or bleeding is very important. These injury can cause immense pain and your pets will be unable to walk. -Try understanding problems: Try understanding what the problem is if your pet is behaving unusual. If the pet is shivering, whining, seems week or starts looking for warm places to burrow, get them back inside quickly because they are showing signs of hypothermia. If you suspect your pet has hypothermia or any other worry, consult your veterinarian. -Avoid giving cold water or food: This is an important practice. Only give room water and warm food to your pets. Cold water and food during the harsh winter can make them fall sick and catch a cold.last_img read more


first_imgAfter a remarkable performance in ‘Sacred Games’, Elnaaz Norouzi gears up for its second season. Read on to know what the actor has to say about her experience working with A-listers of Bollywood, and what all the audience can expect from the much-awaited second season. How did things change after the success of Sacred Games? I have never seen such craze for a series or film. So, after the show went viral on web, things changed entirely for the better. People have started recognising me because of ‘Sacred Games’, and addressing me as Zoya madam (my character’s name)… which is pretty cool. Also, the fact that audience applauds my performance and doesn’t remember me as ‘just a pretty face’ is a compliment in itself. This is what I always wanted. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Was it intimidating to work alongside established actors like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin and others. Is there too much pressure of proving your potential and grabbing the eyeballs for your performance while working with A-listers? Initially, when I went on the set and started working with Saif sir and Nawazuddin sir, I was very stressed. After all, it was my first project with mega stars. But luckily, not for a second I felt that I was shooting with such established actors. Both of them are amazing beings and never treated me like a newcomer. Obviously, there is a lot of pressure to deliver my best, however even when I forgot my lines, they were patient and considerate towards me. All I can say is we had a lot of fun on the set. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive How difficult is it for an outsider to create a niche in the entertainment industry? It is very difficult… I don’t think I can define it in words. It needs a lot of dedication, hard work and focus to survive in this industry. To overcome all the obstacles coming your way, and prove yourself amidst so many great talents and star kids, is a huge struggle. If you could play some other character from Sacred Games, which one would that be? I don’t think I would want to play any other character in ‘Sacred Games’ other than Zoya and Jameela. There are many layers to my character which will be unveiled in Season 2. So, yes I am happy with what I have got. What can one expect from the second season of Sacred Games? One can expect a lot of new characters in Season 2. How the story is going to unfold will be crazy and amazing at the same time and just on another level. There is going to be a lot of entertainment. I can assure you that Sacred Games season 2 will be very exciting. Tell us about your role in ‘Zee5’s web series? ‘Abhay’ is a new Zee5 original web series which is doing exceptionally well among the audience. We are coming out episode wise and will have eight episodes in total. I am playing the main lead opposite Kunal Khemmu. The name of my character is called Natasha, an ex-cop who has an interesting past with Abhay. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal much because we are still shooting for the same. You have to wait and watch. An ongoing web series you want to be a part of? Made in heaven. I really loved it. A project you regret turning down? Thank god there has never been a project that I turned down and regretted later. Whatever I have turned down has turned out to be the right decision. Web shows or movies, what’s your pick? I feel web is not just the future but also the present. It has a much higher reach. So if there is a web show where my character is amazing and the story is relevant, I would choose it over a movie. An actor you admire for his/her choice of roles? Alia Bhatt.last_img read more


first_imgTo celebrate the world dance day, Sulagna Academy organised an event ‘Bandhan Nache Gaane Taale’ at Kala Mandir on April 29.The event was all about celebrating the rhythm of life through dance, music, and poetry. As India is a country of colours and diverse art forms which also includes innumerable taal systems originating from different regions, the academy showcased different taal systems of dance forms like Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Gauriya and Manipuri, each bound in a thread of poetry. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPerformers like Sulgana Ray Bhattacharya, Avirup Sengupta, Dr Mandakranta Roy, Shatabdi Mallik, Ayan Mukherjee, Rintu Das, and students of Sulagna academy graced the first half of the event with their eye-catching performances. Followed by the next segment, which celebrated the taals used in Tagore songs with live music, dance, and poetry. The concept was developed by Sulagna Ray Bhattacharya, while script and narration were presented by noted poet and lyricist Srijato Bandyopadhyay. The songs were written by Chandrabali Rudra Dutta and Deepabali Rudra Dutta, proved to be the perfect tunes for the musical. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveInterestingly Srijato had penned several new poems for this production, which he narrated during the performance. Songs like ‘Eki Labonye Purno Pran’, ‘Basanti Hey Bhubanomohini’ blend with Minaxi followed by Uriye Dhwaja. Songs like ‘Darun Agni Bane Re’ added a new dimension to the dance production. The musical was well accompanied by Biplab Mondal on percussion and Subrata Babu Mukherjee on keyboard. The event was graced by the august presence of Guru Poushali Mukherjee, Rituparna Senputa, Dr Om Prakash Bharti, Arindam Chatterji, Hirak Bhattacharya and so on. Sulagna Ray Bhattacharya, said, “It’s a celebration of different rhythms on the occasion of world dance day. Bandhan is basically a collaboration among dance, poetry, and songs conceptualised by me through the songs of Tagore and poetry of Srijato Bandyopadhyay.last_img read more


first_imgAmong the many major characters seen in the larger than life Star Wars universe, the force sensitive Jedi Grand Master Yoda is undoubtedly one who stands out. Although his acutely-pointed ears and green-colored complexion are obvious reasons which explain why Yoda is one of the more conspicuous characters, his superior intellect and wisdom are perhaps his most defining traits. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that Yoda’s facial design was, in fact, modeled after another great, wise and brilliant man: none other than the celebrated astrophysicist Albert Einstein.Yoda. Photo by I am Kory CC BY 2.0According to Mental Floss, the creator of Yoda — makeup supervisor and special effects artist Stuart Freeborn — was heavily influenced by a picture of Einstein which was hung on a wall in the office where Yoda’s physical appearance was being creatively molded. Consequently, he felt inspired to fashion the Jedi master’s facial features, specifically his eyes and wrinkles, after Einstein.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsAlbert Einstein in 1947In an interview with CineSecrets, Nick Maley, the special effects make-up artist in Star Wars  revealed:“A picture of Einstein ended up on the wall behind the Yoda sculptures and the wrinkles around Einstein’s eyes somehow got worked into the Yoda design. Over the course of this evolutionary process, Yoda slowly changed from a comparatively spritely [sic], tall, skinny, grasshopper kind of character into the old wise spirited gnome that we all know today.”Portrait of Jedi Master Yoda toy model with green lightsaber on window display in ParisMaley went on, “The final step in that transformation was Frank’s [Oz] insistence that the puppet should have no jaw fitted. That allowed him more freedom for expression as a puppeteer but it also meant that the skin hung loosely below the cheeks and that gave Yoda an older, rather chinless look that is quite different to the drawings Ralph [McQuarrie] did.”Related Video: The Black Knight from Monty Python & The Holy Grail was Based on a Real PersonAlbert Einstein’s achievement in physics are outstanding. The iconic astrophysicist flawlessly explained the relationship between energy and mass, a concept which led to his coining of the equation E = mc2.Albert EinsteinIt comes as no surprise that since Yoda was partially based on Albert Einstein, the Jedi master possesses wisdom which is leagues ahead of his colleagues. Throughout the entire series of movies, Yoda offers some of the wisest bits of advice seen yet, so much so that the moral of his statements may also be applied in real life.In The Empire Strikes Back, he stated “A Jedi Must Have The Deepest Commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time I have watched. All his life has he looked away … to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing.”According to StarWars.com, Yoda’s description of Luke Skywalker’s “Wanderlust” is a gentle reminder that we should focus on living our best life today, as by focusing on the past or future, we will never discover the true essence of life.Mark Hamill on the set of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner. Photo by Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty ImagesIn much the same way that Albert Einstein’s wisdom extends far beyond the area of physics, so too does Yoda’s. Clearly, the physicist influenced Stuart Freeborn’s creation of Yoda more than just physically. Sadly, in 2013, Freeborn’s life came to a close: he was 98 years old. He left behind an impressive catalog of work in motion pictures and a legacy to last a lifetime.Read another story from us: Albert Einstein’s Forgotten Son was Committed to an AsylumAccording to the BBC, George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, shared some kind words about the make-up artist, stating that “His artistry and craftsmanship will live on forever in the characters he created.”last_img read more


first_img Advertisement Breaking News: Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee https://t.co/CHOahNxWur pic.twitter.com/5FyLRrUefk— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 12, 2016 Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton..@BernieSanders: Think about the Supreme Court Justices that @realDonaldTrump will nominate https://t.co/165hovNOIh pic.twitter.com/sF9pZCdXA5— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 12, 2016 President Obama is speaking at the #Dallas memorial service today. @DallasPD Deputy Chief on what he hopes to hear. https://t.co/LVZkzLnBAh— New Day (@NewDay) July 12, 2016 Protesters in #Atlanta marching against police brutality shut down Interstate-75 and Interstate-85, Fridayhttps://t.co/6yooShYvbK— Voice of America (@VOANews) July 9, 2016 President Obama and Georg e W. Bush to speak at memorial service for Dallas Police Officers killed in shooting.President Obama, ahead of Dallas speech, faces pressure to choose his audience https://t.co/wWQbgc3Sur— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 12, 2016 Clashes break out in Minnesota amid nationwide protests of police violence.https://t.co/zMfJQbatZA https://t.co/3vksPNDJVE— HLN Weekend Express (@WeekendExp) July 10, 2016center_img Police Protests continue in wake of Dallas Police shootings.“In Baton Rouge, it’s not anger they feel. It’s rage.” – @BBCLBicker on cont inued protest over police shootings https://t.co/VRDnqFbiA1— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 10, 2016 KCCI photog. Robbie Rissman captured “Pokemon Go” players sweeping the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. @DMArtCenter pic.twitter.com/y9nGmcnue5— KCCI News (@KCCINews) July 12, 2016 Smartphone users really fall for ‘#PokemonGo‘https://t.co/4eJ19BGGf4— Times of India (@timesofindia) July 12, 2016 People across the globe are aimlessly wandering around playing Pokemon Go.Pokemon Go is everything that is wrong with late capitalism https://t.co/C6eIYOTrat— CNBC (@CNBC) July 12, 2016 6 year old boy catches great white shark.last_img read more


first_imgDecember 12, 2013 The world can be a pretty dirty place. Civilizations have struggled for centuries to combat dirt and germs. Now, a new technology aims to help clean up the world — literally.One of the most important things to keeping people healthy is sterilization: medical equipment needs to be clean and human waste needs to be dealt with in order to keep disease at bay. In the developed world, that’s relatively easy to accomplish. But what about places where access to electricity and other infrastructure is far from guaranteed?Researchers at Houston-based Rice University, funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have developed an innovative system to do just that, using only the power of the sun itself and some hardworking nanoparticles. Their steam-powered autoclave uses light-absorbing nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. The nanoparticles heat up so quickly that the surrounding water instantly vaporizes.The system generates enough heat and pressure to kill even the most heat-resistant living microbes, spores and viruses.”Sanitation technology isn’t glamorous but it’s a matter of life and death for 2.5 billion people,” Naomi Halas, the director of Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) and lead researcher on the project, said on Gizmag.com. “For this to really work, you need a technology that can be completely off-grid, that’s not that large, that functions relatively quickly, is easy to handle and doesn’t have dangerous components. Our Solar Steam system has all of that, and it’s the only technology we’ve seen that can completely sterilize waste.”The Solar Steam system can handle the waste of a family of four with just two treatments per week. It is so efficient, the creators say, that it even works with ice-cold water, and generates an overall energy efficiency of 24 percent — higher even than commercial photovoltaic solar panels which can only boast around 15 percent efficiency.This technology has other potential applications besides sterilization. With an efficiency rating that high, the system has exciting potential applications in electricity generation. Despite potential commercial opportunities, though, the researchers chose to focus on sterilization applications for the developing world. The team hopes to join forces with a waste treatment company called Sanivation to conduct field tests of the system in Kenya.Check out how the system works in the video below:What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min readlast_img read more


first_img Working professionals, fire up your grills. In the U.S., Labor Day is your day. Time to kick back, forget about work and get your cookout grub on with friends and family.For most of us, this means grilling mouthwatering, all-American favorites, like hot dogs, burgers and steaks. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a barbecue beginner, adding a few high-tech gadgets to your grilling arsenal can take your open flame game to the next level.Sure, it’s a little last-minute, but it’s still not too late to gadget-ify your barbecue rig, gas or charcoal. Here are three awesome grill gadgets to fire up your labor day BBQ party:Related: 4 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Take Labor Day Off1.  GrillbotCooking with a dirty grill can be, well, gross. The only black bits on your guest’s seared T-bone should be crushed peppercorn (or some other savory spice), not crunchy, charred unidentifiable grill grate gunk.Clean up your act minus the elbow grease before and after your party with the Grillbot electronic grill scourer. Just toss the triple-motor, autonomous grease- and grime-munching bot on your outdoor grill grate — charcoal or gas, doesn’t matter — and let it go to work. With a built-in LCD alarm and timer, you can literally set it and forget it.Grillbot comes in black, orange, red and blue rechargeable battery models. For coated grill grates, choose the brass brush option. For stainless steel grates, go for the stainless steel brushes.Price: $129.95  Related: Avoid Labor Day Weekend Travel Scams (Infographic)2. iGrill2 When it comes to barbecuing the perfect steak, timing is critical. The iGrill2 takes the guesswork and the pressure out of the often frustrating, time-sucking hassle. So, say sayonara to over- or under-cooked meat, and to missing out on the party because you’re too busy babysitting your grill.The iGrill2’s live temperature, graph-loaded app works wirelessly with Bluetooth 700°F thermometers (two come with it) that you leave in your meat while it sizzles. You can track your fiery eats with your iPhone or Android from up to 150 feet away. No more burnt hockey puck burgers, not with iGrill2’s temperature pre-set alarms on your side — or in your tactical Grill Sergeant Apron, whatever works.Going all out and grilling multiple meats or fish at the same time? No problem. The iGrill2 has you covered with a capacity for up to four temperature probes made for short sears and long smoke jobs.Price: $99.99Related: 3 Innovative Ways Startups Are Driving Results Over Social Media3. Bison Airlighter Ever fantasize about lighting a charcoal grill with a flamethrower? Go on. Be honest. It sounds kind of awesome.The Bison Airlighter makes your pyro grilling dreams a reality, letting you blast stubborn coals with 2,600°F degrees of raw firepower in the touch of a button. Lighter fluid, matches and wimpy BIC lighters be damned. The mighty Bison commercial-grade (thankfully not military-grade) flamethrower discharges a powerful, long-reaching buzzing blue flame that fires up “instant-light” charcoal briquettes in a matter of seconds.Whether you’re tailgating or hosting a backyard or beachside cookout, you’ll be the hero of the party. Bonus: This USB-powered bad daddy is outfitted with a child safety lock, a flashlight and, heck yeah, a bottle opener. Bottoms up and Happy Labor Day!Price: $99.95Related: 6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About 3 min read Register Now » September 5, 2015center_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more


first_img Enroll Now for Free This story originally appeared on Reuters October 13, 2016 6 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Lithium-based batteries have been powering our portable devices for 25 years.But consumer demand for smaller, longer lasting devices is forcing manufacturers to push the technology, battery experts say, testing the limits of how much energy they can safely pack into smaller spaces. “A battery is really a bomb that releases its energy in a controlled way,” says Qichao Hu, a former researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of SolidEnergy Systems, a battery startup.”There are fundamental safety issues to all batteries, and as you get to higher energy density and faster charge, the barrier to explosion is less and less.”On Tuesday, Samsung Electronics scrapped its flagship Note 7 smartphone and told customers return their devices after weeks of bruising reports of phones igniting and images of scorched handsets.In early September, the world’s largest smartphone maker blamed “a very rare manufacturing process error” for the problems. It has said it is still investigating reports of fires in a second, supposedly safe, batch of phones.Exactly what caused the problems will be the subject of detailed studies by regulators, the company and its suppliers.Experts are baffled by what could be causing the overheating in the replacement phones, if not the batteries. Samsung says it would be “premature to speculate” on the outcome of its investigations.”We are reviewing every step of our engineering, manufacturing and quality control processes,” Samsung said in an emailed response to Reuters.An official at the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, which is also investigating, said the fault in the replacement devices might not be the same as the problem in the original product.Both Samsung SDI and Amperex Technology Ltd., which supply batteries to Samsung Electronics, declined to comment.Samsung’s Note 7 crisis may be its biggest, but the problems with lithium-ion are not new.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued recalls for battery packs, snow blowers, hoverboards, flashlights and power recliners in the past year, all because of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries. In 2013, Boeing was forced to ground its entire fleet of advanced 787 jetliners after some lithium-ion batteries caught fire. The fleet was allowed to resume flights after changes were made to the battery and charger, and to better contain battery fires.”We remain confident in the comprehensive improvements made to the 787 battery system following this event, and in the overall performance of the battery system and the safety of the airplane,” Boeing said in 2014 after an investigation into one incident.Light-weight, high energyLithium is the lightest of all metals, and can pack a lot of energy into a small volume — making it perfect for batteries.The market has grown from a few hundred million cells in 2000 to 8 billion last year, according to Albemarle, a U.S. chemical company.But for the same reason, lithium-ion batteries need safety mechanisms built in, adding to production costs.And with prices falling 14 percent per year for the past 15 years, according to Albemarle, smaller scale players have scrimped on safety, says Lewis Larsen, CEO of Lattice Energy, a consultancy.There is no evidence Samsung or its battery suppliers cut corners with the Note 7, and Tony Olson, CEO of consultancy D2 Worldwide, said the problem was not limited to cheaper products.He ran tests on batteries in laptops a decade ago, highlighting the dangers of them catching fire. Some 9.6 million Sony Corp. laptop batteries were subsequently recalled.But when Olsen repeated the tests on other laptop batteries seven years later he found that “very little had changed in battery safety design, despite being under tremendous scrutiny.”Sony, HP Inc., Toshiba Corp. and Panasonic Corp. have all recalled laptop battery packs this year over fire hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Panasonic, which supplied the batteries, said the problem was caused by manufacturing issues which it had now resolved.Asked about Samsung’s woes last week, Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga told reporters lithium ion batteries could become prone to fires when density was raised and fast charging was applied.”It’s a trade-off between that [risk] and benefits. We place the biggest priority on safety,” Tsuga said. “With current technologies, it’s extremely difficult to make it zero chance of such incidents.”Greater demandsBefore the era of smartphones, users didn’t require much of their device — a few phone calls, a few SMS messages. The phone of today, however, needs to do a lot more, and is in constant use.According to eMarketer, an advertising consultancy, Chinese mobile users, for example, spend nearly twice as long on their smartphone as they did four years ago.This in turn has pushed manufacturers into making their screens bigger and their devices more powerful, packing more energy into smaller spaces. And however sophisticated the materials, “they’re not 100 percent safe and they never will be,” said Larsen, the consultant.”What we’re seeing from the standpoint of lithium-ion technology is they’re beginning to reach the safe energy density limits of that technology.”But experts are divided on that point. Brandon Ng, whose Hong Kong startup QFE plans to sell refrigerator-sized batteries to replace diesel generators, said there is still room for improvements.”There is still a lot of developmental headroom with lithium-ion batteries in terms of increasing the energy they can store.”Long-promised new technologies to make batteries safer are around the corner.Tim Grejtak, an analyst at Lux Research, said there are dozens of startups working on the issue, but the scientific problems were hard to solve and would take time.Among the most promising candidates, according to Grejtak, is California-based Blue Current, which is working on a high density, low flammable battery using gel electrolytes.Massachusetts-based SolidEnergy Systems is working on a lithium metal battery which founder Hu says takes up half the space of existing batteries. It will be used first in high altitude drones, he says, and in consumer devices, including smartphones, by 2018.(By Jeremy Wagstaff; Additional reporting by Se Young Lee in Seoul, Makiko Yamazaki in Tokyo and Sijia Jiang in Hong Kong; Editing by Lincoln Feast) This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more


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If you want to experience the changes, which include a new home screen, upgraded multitasking feature, cursor support, and numerous other improvements, you’ll need to download the iPadOS 13 beta. After weeks of its developers beta editions, Apple put out a public beta version of iPadOS on June 24. (At the same time, Apple also released the macOS 10.15 Catalina beta for the Mac – here’s our guide to downloading the macOS Catalina public beta.) Apple’s public beta process involves several updates that come out between now and the full version’s release and the fall, and that’s happening with iPadOS 13 – the second version of the public beta came out today (July 8).MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/install-ipados-beta?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Here’s how to get your hands on iPadOS.Should I download the iPadOS 13 beta?Unlike the developer beta (made for the folks who need to build new iPadOS 13-compatible versions of apps), this version of iPadOS is more for the general public. This isn’t the finished version, though, so there might be more than a few bugs. Apple uses the public beta not only to give us a taste of what’s to come, but to get its users to help find and fix the flaws before that fall release.That’s a lot for regular iPad users to have to weather, especially on a device you rely on every day. So if you are inclined to give the first iPadOS beta a try, make sure it’s on a spare iPad. And even seasoned developers should make an archive backup of their iPad before they install the beta, just in case they have to roll things back to the current version of iOS.Here’s how to make an archived backup.1. With your iPad plugged into your computer, launch iTunes, and click the iOS device icon to select your iPad. Doing this in macOS Catalina? These steps will require Finder instead, as iTunes is dead on Catalina.2. It’s time to backup your iPad. Make sure you’re saving the backup to your computer, and then click on Back Up Now.3. Go to Preferences in iTunes and select Devices. You’ll see your most recent iPad backup there.4. Control-click on that backup and select Archive from the menu that appears. Now, your backed-up file won’t be written over by subsequent backups.What iPads can run the iPadOS 13 beta?If you’ve got an iPad Pro, you’re set — all versions of that model support iPadOS 13. Other supported iPads include the iPad Air 2 and 3rd-generation iPad Air, the iPad mini 4 and 5th-generation mini, and the 5th-generation iPad and later.MORE: iPad Buying Guide: iPad vs iPad Air vs iPad Pro vs iPad miniThe iPad mini 2 and original iPad Air could both run iOS 12, but they’re on the outside looking in with the shift to iPadOS.When will the iPadOS 13 beta be available?It’s here right now! While the developer beta hit on June 4, the first public beta dropped almost three weeks later, on June 24, at the same time as the iOS 13 public beta. Now we’re up to public beta 2 for both iOS and iPadOS.The full version of the OS will debut in fall, likely right after Apple’s iPhone launch event.How can I get the iPadOS 13 beta?Fortunately all you need to get the public beta is an Apple ID.1. Go to Apple’s Beta site, and sign in.2. Tap iPadOS.3. Tap Download profile.4. Tap Allow.5. Tap Install6. Now, you’ll see the option to install iPadOS’s public beta, which should take a little bit of time and require a restart or two. Congrats, you’ve installed iPadOS!Once you’ve installed the initial public beta on your iPad, getting updates is as simple as going into the Settings app on your tablet, checking for updates and following the on-screen instructions to download and install the new version.We will update this story as additional public beta updates come out. Best of luck navigating the world of beta software! Just a heads-up, third party apps may not work as well, and their developers may not be working to patch those bugs immediately and instead wait for the fall release.Apple Officially Renames iOS on iPad: Meet iPadOSlast_img read more


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