This Battery Could Charge a Mobile Phone in One Second

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSmart phones are more sophisticated than ever, yet the batteries that power them have remained relatively archaic – until now.Scientists at the University of Illinois have managed to develop the most powerful microbatteries ever created, making them almost 1000 times stronger than existing lithium batteries and paving the way for smartphones that could be charged in just one second.Led by William P. King, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, the researchers published their results in the April 16 issue of Nature Communications. “This is a whole new way to think about batteries,” King said. “A battery can deliver far more power than anybody ever thought. In recent decades, electronics have gotten small. The thinking parts of computers have gotten small. And the battery has lagged far behind. This is a microtechnology that could change all of that. Now the power source is as high-performance as the rest of it.”“Any kind of electronic device is limited by the size of the battery – until now,” King said. “Consider personal medical devices and implants, where the battery is an enormous brick, and it’s connected to itty-bitty electronics and tiny wires. Now the battery is also tiny.”(READ the story in the Daily Mail)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Delores Obey Pierre

first_imgDelores Obey Pierre, 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was a native of Port Arthur and was educated within the public schools of PAISD. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Delores is survived by her children: LaTonga Pierre of Port Arthur, LaTrall January (John) Lake Charles, LA, LaJuana Pierre Williams of Beaumont, Wendell Pierre, Sr. (Darlene) of Port Arthur and Todd Pierre (Jessica) of Beaumont; 14 grandchildren, 10 step grandkids, 8 great grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren, and a host of relatives.Funeral services will be Saturday, March 26, 2016 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Beaumont, Texas, Dr. John R. Adolph Officiating. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. Interment at Live Oak Memorial Park. Services entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.last_img read more

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Going long with Ironman Fortaleza in hot market of Brazil

first_imgIronman brand owner World Triathlon Corp (WTC) and local event partner Latin Sports have announced the addition of a new long distance triathlon in Brazil – Ironman Fortaleza. Ironman Fortaleza will take place on Sunday 9 November 2014.Online registration opens on 1 October 2013, at 12 pm ET / 1:00 pm BRT.“Ironman has been successful in the region for 15 years with Ironman Brazil and we are thrilled to add a second race to South America, where the sport of triathlon is thriving,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for Ironman. “Fortaleza provides a perfect setting for an Ironman triathlon and we look forward to a great first year in 2014.”One of more than 30 events in the global Ironman Series, Ironman Fortaleza will lead athletes through a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run through the sites of historic Fortaleza. The one lap swim will take place at beautiful Iracema Beach.he two-lap bike will start from the Marina Park Hotel and travels along the highway passing by the cities Eusébio and Aquiraz and also Beach Park, the largest water park of Latin America. The run course travels through the palm tree lined streets of Fortaleza and provides sea side scenic views.“The number of triathletes in Brazil is growing fast and it’s an honour to receive an event such as Ironman in Fortaleza,” said João Salmito Filho, Fortaleza Municipal Secretary of Tourism. “The city presents all requirements to not only attend but also surpass athletes’ expectations.“We have all the requisites in terms of infrastructure to host an event of this magnitude and certainly we will provide a unique experience for athletes, family and thousands of spectators during the five-day event schedule. We believe that Ironman Fortaleza will bring a significant and positive economic impact to the city.”More than 1,500 participants are expected for the inaugural event in 2014. Ironman Fortaleza offers a professional prize purse of US$75,000 and 50 coveted age-group slots to the 2015 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.www.ironmanfortaleza.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It?

first_imgA few years ago, when people heard I was a reading researcher, they might ask about their child’s dyslexia or how to get their teenager to read more. But today the question I get most often is, “Is it cheating if I listen to an audiobook for my book club?” Audiobook sales have doubled in the last five years while print and e-book sales are flat. These trends might lead us to fear that audiobooks will do to reading what keyboarding has done to handwriting — rendered it a skill that seems quaint and whose value is open to debate. But examining how we read and how we listen shows that each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior. In fact, they overlap considerably. Consider why audiobooks are a good workaround for people with dyslexia: They allow listeners to get the meaning while skirting the work of decoding, that is, the translation of print on the page to words in the mind. Although decoding is serious work for beginning readers, it’s automatic by high school, and no more effortful or error prone than listening. Once you’ve identified the words (whether by listening or reading), the same mental process comprehends the sentences and paragraphs they form. Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Mitchell’s Tom Fleming Retires

first_imgSAN DIEGO, Calif. — Mitchell International has announced that Tom Fleming, vice president of database development and 25-year veteran of the company, recently retired. Fleming will continue to work as a private consultant in the collision repair industry as part of his newly formed consultancy, Pelham Business Advisors.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Alex Sun, Mitchell’s president and CEO, said, “Tom exemplifies the Mitchell commitment to making the collision repair industry perform at as high a level as possible. His work on important industry initiatives, ranging from database development to leading important industry collaborations, has had a lasting positive impact on all who have had the opportunity to work with him. We look forward to his continued contributions to the industry as a whole and wish him well.” Fleming’s career at Mitchell started in the Labor Department in the mid-80s, and by 2007, after several promotions, he assumed the responsibilities of vice president of industry relations — proudly becoming the “face” of Mitchell at all key industry functions and gatherings. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Fleming has been a catalyst for innovation and market leadership, benefiting Mitchell as well as the entire collision repair industry. His many accomplishments include creating the Mitchell Advisory Board, a landmark achievement that put in place a vehicle to gather input from a permanent group of body shop, insurance and independent industry representatives on the data, procedures and functionality of Mitchell’s products. Fleming also contributed a tremendous amount of effort directly into developing the company’s products by overseeing and improving the production of its industry leading Mitchell Collision Estimating Parts & Labor Database and introducing the Mitchell “How To” series — the predecessor to the current online RepairCenter Tech Advisor. He was also responsible for creating the Materials Estimating Guide (MEG) from its evolution to the current electronic Refinishing Materials Calculator (RMC) and extending Mitchell’s estimating offerings into specialty claims to cover items in the heavy and medium duty truck, motorcycle, RV and marine areas. Harnessing his extensive industry knowledge, Fleming expanded critical research projects and deep dives on industry facing issues as well.Advertisement Fleming has also donated his time generously as an I-CAR instructor, readily sharing his knowledge and expertise with many. Throughout the years, he has represented the industry on countless subcommittees at CIC, with the I-CAR Education Foundation and many other industry functions. “Speaking on behalf of all Mitchell employees and many industry partners, we want to congratulate and show our appreciation to Tom for his longstanding service to the industry and to Mitchell International. We thank you for your 25 years of loyal and dedicated service, and we wish you the best and continued health and success in your next chapter of your life,” added Marc Brungger, executive vice president, Auto Physical Damage, Mitchell International.last_img read more

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City plans help stem flow to Canary Wharf

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London West End: Experian Retail Report

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Langham to relaunch in June

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Westermeerwind Produces First Power

first_imgThe Dutch 144MW Westermeerwind offshore wind farm has produced first electricity.The milestone was achieved last week using the 44km of electricity cables installed by VBMS.Also, Siemens has installed a total of 17 out of 48 of its 3 MW turbines.When completed the 144MW wind farm will be able to produce electricity for 160,000 households.Offshore WIND Staff; Image: westermeerwindlast_img

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