Adjaye Associates Designs Mixed-Use Building Near London’s Tra…

first_imgAdjaye Associates Designs Mixed-Use Building Near London’s Trafalgar SquareSave this projectSaveAdjaye Associates Designs Mixed-Use Building Near London’s Trafalgar SquareSave this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesWritten by Rory Stott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800024/adjaye-associates-designs-mixed-use-building-near-londons-trafalgar-square Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye Associates”The opportunity to work on the Strand, adjacent to the iconic Traflagar Square, is an immense honour and one that I do not take lightly,” said David Adjaye. “My team and I have undergone rigorous investigation into the history and development of this crucial piece of London’s urban fabric.”News via Adjaye Associates.Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesArchitectsAdjaye AssociatesLocation5 Strand, London WC2N 5HR, United KingdomPlanning ConsultantGerald EveMechanical EngineerHurley Palmer FlattStructural EngineerMNPArea14723.0 m2Project Year2016PhotographsCourtesy of Adjaye AssociatesArchitectsAdjaye AssociatesTennis Terraces / GRAS arquitectosSelected Projects5 Ways to Improve Senior Wellness through Centres for Healthy LivingArticlesProject locationAddress:5 Strand, London WC2N 5HR, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Adjaye Associates Designs Mixed-Use Building Near London’s Trafalgar Square Mixed Use Architecture CopyAdjaye Associates, alongside development manager Alchemi Group, have submitted a planning application for 5 Strand, a mixed-use scheme adjacent to London’s iconic Trafalgar Square. Inspired and informed by the surrounding historic buildings, the new 5 Strand will include 62,000 square feet (5,760 square meters) of office space, 26 apartments, and two ground-level retail units.+ 5Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensThe design’s most striking element is the repeated arches which make up the facade. This feature “draws from the architectural rhythms and forms of the context,” states David Adjaye in a press release, “to produce something both modern and contextual, elegant and distinctive.” The arches can be seen on all facades of the building, and on the undercroft which provides a separate entrance to the apartments from Craven Street. However on the front facade, which responds to the more “ceremonial” buildings on the Strand and Trafalgar Square, the arches are joined by columns to give the facade increased depth and complexity.Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesGiven the project’s sensitive location within the Trafalgar Square Conservation Area, the design development extended over 12 months, with Adjaye Associates consulting with Westminster City Council, Greater London, WCC Highways Department, St James’s Ward, Historic England, Westminster Society, The Grand Buildings, and Northbank BID. CopyAbout this officeAdjaye AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOffice buildingsLondonDavid AdjayeAdjaye AssociatesTrafalgar SquareEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on November 23, 2016Cite: Rory Stott. “Adjaye Associates Designs Mixed-Use Building Near London’s Trafalgar Square” 23 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800024/adjaye-associates-designs-mixed-use-building-near-londons-trafalgar-square Clipboard United Kingdomlast_img read more

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House in Shiraiwa / 2id Architects

first_img Year:  Japan “COPY” Tsukasa Okada Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Clients:PrivateStructural Engineer:Tetsuro AdachiCity:HamamatsuCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. A house is located in north of Hamamatsu city in Japan, and it is surrounded by mandarin plantation on mountain which is feature of the area.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoIts space are equally divided into two different sections, Indoor and semi-outdoor space, to get the sense of relationship between nature and inhabitation that has been lost in modernism.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoLarge part of the indoor space is allocated to living room to enrich communication between the family, whilst the other rooms are minimized. The other half, semi-outdoor space is covered with pergola surrounding the indoor space. It allows residents to bring their indoor activities into buffer zone between the living room and magnificent landscape whilst they feel sense of local environment. The pergola is consisted with complex stripe pattern which gives poetic silhouette changed by angle of sunlight to give users sense of time.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoIn terms of materiality, scraped mortar with crashed white rock as a local material are applied to the wall. The wall continues from outside to the inside with same material to connect both sections. Additionally, both side of the walls have finished by different scraping equipments to soften indoor space.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessKozu House / Martin Gomez ArquitectosSelected ProjectsThe Soul Home / Ho Khue ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Hamamatsu, Japan Projects 2019 Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925868/house-in-shiraiwa-2id-architects Clipboardcenter_img Area:  109 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architects: House in Shiraiwa / 2id ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Shiraiwa / 2id Architects Photographs:  Toshiyuki Yano House in Shiraiwa / 2id Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925868/house-in-shiraiwa-2id-architects Clipboard Architects: 2id Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this office2id ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHamamatsuOn FacebookJapanPublished on October 04, 2019Cite: “House in Shiraiwa / 2id Architects” 04 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Whizz-Kidz campaign asks “Donate your heels for wheels”

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Whizz-Kidz campaign asks “Donate your heels for wheels” Howard Lake | 22 September 2009 | News The Heels for Wheels campaign starts on 25 September and will run until the end of the year. The charity is looking for any kinds of shoes, not just those with high heels.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The charity is encouraging donors to take a photo of themselves and their shoes before they hand them over and then post it to photo-sharing website Flickr.com. From these the charity will choose pictures of the funniest, most outlandish shoes donated. Advertisement www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/Photo: whizz-kidz – UK charity on Flickr.com Children’s charity Whizz-Kidz is asking the public to donate their shoes for recycling to raise funds as part of its ‘Mecca Wheel Difference’ campaign with Mecca Bingo. Tagged with: Celebrity Donated goods Recycling Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Mumia hearing postponed

first_imgSupporters rally for justice and a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal outside the Philadelphia courthouse.On Jan. 17, Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center was packed with scores of activists and friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Both outside and inside the courthouse, people from as far away as France gathered to back up the world-renowned political prisoner’s current legal challenge, which could ultimately win his freedom.Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker had ordered the district attorney’s office to produce testimony regarding a missing memorandum written by former Philadelphia DA Ron Castille. The document could help prove that Castille unconstitutionally played a decisive role when he denied Abu-Jamal’s appeals, both as DA and later as a judge on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.At the hearing, Abu-Jamal was represented by Sam Spital and Judith Ritter of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Tracey Cavanaugh, interim supervisor of the PCRA [Post-Conviction Relief Act] Unit, and Nancy Winkelman, interim supervisor of the Law Department, representing the DA’s office, asked Judge Tucker for a postponement to allow the new DA, Larry Krasner, and his staff to develop a consistent approach to all Williams v. Pennsylvania-related cases.In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Williams v. Pennsylvania case, found it unconstitutional that Castille was both the DA and the judge hearing Williams’ appeals. Abu-Jamal’s appeal is one of 16 related cases.Judge Tucker scheduled a status conference for Feb. 26 and postponed Abu-Jamal’s court hearing to March 27, the next organizing date for his supporters. The jury is out on whether or not Krasner will stand firm with the people in his approach to Abu-Jamal’s internationally condemned incarceration.After Ritter explained what had happened in court to the waiting crowd outside, participants regathered at the Arch Street Memorial Church around the corner for hot food provided by Food Not Bombs Solidarity. The meeting highlights included impromptu speeches by Estela Vazquez, executive vice president of 1199SEIU, and French activists Claude Guillaumaud-Pujol and Jacky Hortaut, of the Collectif Francais “Liberons Mumia,” and Mireille Fanon-Mendès-France from the Frantz Fanon Foundation.The Fanon Foundation revealed how extensive Abu-Jamal’s support is around the world by collecting hundreds of signers to an open letter to DA Krasner and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf entitled: “International Call to Release the District Attorney and Police Files Relevant to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Case and to Free Him Now.” Among the signers are Angela Davis, Danny Glover, Dr. Cornel West, Puerto Rican Nationalist hero Oscar López Rivera and Len McCluskey, general secretary of UNITE, the largest union in Great Britain.Numerous elected officials and political activists from France, Germany, Great Britain, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Australia, Haiti, Mexico, Canada, the U.S. and other countries also added their names and positions.From jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi to imprisoned rapper Meek Mill to Abu-Jamal, the racist, capitalist, imperialist police and military apparatus exposes itself for what it really is: not an institution of the people, but a reactionary battalion that resorts to attacking and murdering children, artists and heroic activists just to cover the deep contradictions of mainstream society. The local and international solidarity around the hearing and Abu-Jamal’s case shows that the fight for Abu-Jamal’s and all political prisoners’ freedom is as strong and resonant as ever.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Madison Optimistic Based on Early Votes

first_img Make a comment Community News Shortly after the first round of votes came in District 6 Councilman Steve Madison said he was cautiously optimistic.Steve Madison raced out to a huge lead in District 6 per the early results. The longtime District 6 councilman has 1,291 votes. Tamerlin Godley trailed Madison with 759 votes. Ryan Bell was in third with 152 votes.“It looks to be about 2000 votes that have come in. My understanding is that that’s about 30 percent of what we would expect the total to be. We are at about 57 percent and of course we need 50 percent plus one to stay out of a runoff in here at this point. So we’re, we’re very optimistic that that’s a good sample of the entire electorate and that those, those numbers will hold for the entire race.” Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News top box 2 Madison Optimistic Based on Early Votes By DAVID CROSS Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 9:19 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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Pasadena Experts Unmask the Science Surrounding Facial Coverings and COVID-19

first_imgCommunity News Pasadena Experts Unmask the Science Surrounding Facial Coverings and COVID-19 As cases increase experts urge local residents to wear masks By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 1:10 pm Community News Subscribe Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Public conversation over the use of masks to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has returned to the forefront in the wake of viral videos involving people refusing to wear masks in businesses and a slew of questionable online medical advice.The issue is an especially important one as Southern California heads into Independence Day weekend amid a major spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the region, public health officials have repeated as a mantra in recent days..“As we get ready for the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend, we encourage the community to remain vigilant and follow recommended public health guidelines, which includes social distancing and practicing good hand hygiene,” Huntington Hospital spokeswoman Dorey Houston said. “And most important, if you choose to visit public areas or attend small gatherings, please wear a mask.”But face coverings come in many forms, from medical grade N95 masks to bandannas and homemade cloth coverings. Both county and state guidelines to not specify any specific type of mask or mask material.Huntington Hospital infectious disease specialist Dr. Kimberly Schriner urged Pasadenans to wear masks and shared some tips.“It is still important to remember that wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to prevent you from infection or passing it on to others,” she said in a written statement.Lightweight materials are preferable, as heavy fabrics may be uncomfortable and even block proper air flow, she said. “If you’re feeling lightheaded or winded, then it’s time for a safe break.”Masks with vents should be avoided, including some N95 masks that have vents, as they may allow droplets to escape and spread infection, according to Schriner.Having several masks handy to change during long periods, or using disposable masks, can help reduce the risk of spreading the virus, in addition to keeping masks clean and dry.In addition to making people safer, “masks can also be a great fashion statement, so enjoy wearing something that is comfortable, protective and pleasing,” Schriner said.“Wearing a mask says to others around you, ‘I care about your safety as much as mine,’ she added. “Be a good citizen and enjoy the summer. Wear a mask.Face masks should be washed after each use, officials said.While nearly everyone should wear a mask while in public or in close proximity to others, there are some narrow exceptions outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.“Cloth face coverings should notbe worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance,” the according to CDC guidelines.The CDC said it recognized that in “some specific instances,” wearing a face covering may not be feasible, such as if it is likely to contribute to heat-related illness, for those who care for others and depend on lip reading for communication.Nonetheless, Los Angeles County Public Health officials issued a statement on Friday in response to several “fake” certificates that had been circulating claiming the bearers were exempt from mask requirements due to medical issues.“These flyers and cards are not from a government agency and are not endorsed by the (California) Department of Justice or any Los Angeles County department,” the statement said.Federal officials also urged the public not to wear a mask if it has become wet, as it may make breathing difficult.Authorities also urged members of the public to use cloth face coverings, leaving surgical masks and respirators available for medical personnel.The effectiveness of face shields, as opposed to masks, remains unclear, according to the CDC. Whether they protect the wearer and others from respiratory particles remains unknown. Therefore, they are not recommended as a substitute for cloth masks.“Some people may choose to use a face shield when sustained close contact with other people is expected,” the CDC statement said. “If face shields are used without a mask, they should wrap around the sides of the wearer’s face and extend to below the chin.”Disposable face shields should be used only once, and reusable shields should be washed after each use. 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NASA’s New Mars Rover Will Use X-Rays to Hunt for Chemical Fingerprints Left by Ancient Microbes

first_img Community News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty In this illustration, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover uses the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL). Located on the turret at the end of the rover’s robotic arm, the X-ray spectrometer will help search for signs of ancient microbial life in rocks. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a challenging road ahead: After having to make it through the harrowing entry, descent, and landing phase of the mission on Feb. 18, it will begin searching for traces of microscopic life from billions of years back. That’s why it’s packing PIXL, a precision X-ray device powered by artificial intelligence (AI).Short for Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry, PIXL is a lunchbox-size instrument located on the end of Perseverance’s 7-foot-long (2-meter-long) robotic arm. The rover’s most important samples, according to a story produced by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, will be collected by a coring drill on the end of the arm, then stashed in metal tubes that Perseverance will deposit on the surface for return to Earth by a future mission.JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech, built and manages operations of the Perseverance and Curiosity rovers.Nearly every mission that has successfully landed on Mars, from the Viking landers to the Curiosity rover, has included an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer of some kind. One major way PIXL differs from its predecessors is in its ability to scan rock using a powerful, finely-focused X-ray beam to discover where — and in what quantity — chemicals are distributed across the surface.“PIXL’s X-ray beam is so narrow that it can pinpoint features as small as a grain of salt. That allows us to very accurately tie chemicals we detect to specific textures in a rock,” said Abigail Allwood, PIXL’s principal investigator at JPL.Rock textures will be an essential clue when deciding which samples are worth returning to Earth. On our planet, distinctively warped rocks called stromatolites were made from ancient layers of bacteria, and they are just one example of fossilized ancient life that scientists will be looking for.PIXL requires pictures of its rock targets to autonomously position itself. Light diodes encircle its opening and take pictures of rock targets when the instrument is working at night. Using artificial intelligence, PIXL relies on the images to determine how far away it is from a target to be scanned. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechPIXL requires pictures of its rock targets to autonomously position itself. Light diodes encircle its opening and take pictures of rock targets when the instrument is working at night. Using artificial intelligence, PIXL relies on the images to determine how far away it is from a target to be scanned. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechAn AI-Powered Night OwlTo help find the best targets, PIXL relies on more than a precision X-ray beam alone. It also needs a hexapod — a device featuring six mechanical legs connecting PIXL to the robotic arm and guided by artificial intelligence to get the most accurate aim. After the rover’s arm is placed close to an interesting rock, PIXL uses a camera and laser to calculate its distance. Then those legs make tiny movements — on the order of just 100 microns, or about twice the width of a human hair — so the device can scan the target, mapping the chemicals found within a postage stamp-size area.A device with six mechanical legs, the hexapod is a critical part of the PIXL instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. The hexapod allows PIXL to make slow, precise movements to get closer to and point at specific parts of a rock’s surface. This GIF has been considerably sped up to show how the hexapod moves. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechA device with six mechanical legs, the hexapod is a critical part of the PIXL instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. The hexapod allows PIXL to make slow, precise movements to get closer to and point at specific parts of a rock’s surface. This GIF has been considerably sped up to show how the hexapod moves. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech“The hexapod figures out on its own how to point and extend its legs even closer to a rock target,” Allwood said. “It’s kind of like a little robot who has made itself at home on the end of the rover’s arm.”Then PIXL measures X-rays in 10-second bursts from a single point on a rock before the instrument tilts 100 microns and takes another measurement. To produce one of those postage stamp-size chemical maps, it may need to do this thousands of times over the course of as many as eight or nine hours.That timeframe is partly what makes PIXL’s microscopic adjustments so critical: The temperature on Mars changes by more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) over the course of a day, causing the metal on Perseverance’s robotic arm to expand and contract by as much as a half-inch (13 millimeters). To minimize the thermal contractions PIXL has to contend with, the instrument will conduct its science after the Sun sets.“PIXL is a night owl,” Allwood said. “The temperature is more stable at night, and that also lets us work at a time when there’s less activity on the rover.”PIXL opens its dust cover during testing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. One of seven instruments on NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, PIXL is located on the end of the rover’s robotic arm. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechX-rays for Art and ScienceLong before X-ray fluorescence got to Mars, it was used by geologists and metallurgists to identify materials. It eventually became a standard museum technique for discovering the origins of paintings or detecting counterfeits.“If you know that an artist typically used a certain titanium white with a unique chemical signature of heavy metals, this evidence might help authenticate a painting,” said Chris Heirwegh, an X-ray fluorescence expert on the PIXL team at JPL. “Or you can determine if a particular kind of paint originated in Italy rather than France, linking it to a specific artistic group from the time period.”For astrobiologists, X-ray fluorescence is a way to read stories left by the ancient past. Allwood used it to determine that stromatolite rocks found in her native country of Australia are some of the oldest microbial fossils on Earth, dating back 3.5 billion years. Mapping out the chemistry in rock textures with PIXL will offer scientists clues to interpret whether a sample could be a fossilized microbe.More About the MissionA key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will also characterize the planet’s climate and geology, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first planetary mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust). Subsequent missions, currently under consideration by NASA in cooperation with the European Space Agency, would send spacecraft to Mars to collect these cached samples from the surface and return them to Earth for in-depth analysis.The Mars 2020 mission is part of a larger program that includes missions to the Moon as a way to prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. Charged with returning astronauts to the Moon by 2024, NASA will establish a sustained human presence on and around the Moon by 2028 through NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration plans. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 95 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Science and Technology NASA’s New Mars Rover Will Use X-Rays to Hunt for Chemical Fingerprints Left by Ancient Microbes STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 12:29 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Andrews electrician sentenced to prison

first_imgLocal NewsCrime Facebook WhatsApp A federal judge sentenced an Andrews County electrician to 97 months in federal prison today for a false billing scheme and failing to file tax returns.The false billing scheme by the electrician, 46-year-old Randall Varian Hanks, resulted in more than a $1.5 million loss to local businesses, a United States Attorney’s Office press release said.United States District Judge David Counts also ordered Hanks to pay $1,786,559.68 in restitution and be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term, the release detailed, and ordered Hanks to forfeit his residential property to the government, agreeing it was proceeds generated from the defendant’s fraudulent scheme.Hanks was convicted by a federal jury of four counts of mail fraud and three counts of failure to file a tax return on Nov. 9 last year, the release stated.The release detailed that Hanks reportedly generated fraudulent service tickets and invoices in excess of $1.5 million for parts and services he fraudulently claimed to have provided to two oilfield service companies’ customers from June 2013 to May 2016. Both companies paid Hanks and then billed the customers for the parts and services Hanks claimed to have provided.Further testimony revealed Hanks received more than the applicable threshold in personal income each year, the release stated, yet did not file income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service for 2013, 2014 and 2015, resulting in nearly $500,000 in tax losses to the U.S. Government.The case was investigated by the FBI Oilfield Theft Task Force and IRS-CI agents, and Assistant U.S. Attorney General Glenn Harwood prosecuted the case. Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleOPD investigating several drive-by shootingsNext articleMCHS billing letter causes confusion admin Pinterest Twitter Andrews electrician sentenced to prison By admin – March 9, 2018 last_img read more

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13 people awaiting admission at LUH as crisis is raised in Seanad

first_img By admin – November 24, 2016 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The number of people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital this morning fell to 13, eight of them on Emergency Department trolleys.Nationally, there were over 420 people without beds at hospitals across the country.Meanwhile, the Seanad has been told that the overcrowding crisis has been caused by chronic underfunding, and that pattern will continue if last month’s budget is not revised.Speaking on the Order of Business, Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn called on Minister Simon Harris to attend a debate in the Seanad at which the question of Health Service budgets can be explored with a view towards finding long term solutions……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/podsean.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 22/11/16Next articleFirst patients at North West Cancer Centre already being scanned admin WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 13 people awaiting admission at LUH as crisis is raised in Seanad Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

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Legal Interviews With Private Lawyers Through Video Conferencing Will Be Provided To All The Prisoners: Delhi Govt Informs Delhi HC

first_imgNews UpdatesLegal Interviews With Private Lawyers Through Video Conferencing Will Be Provided To All The Prisoners: Delhi Govt Informs Delhi HC Karan Tripathi7 July 2020 12:26 AMShare This – xDelhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that the facility of legal interviews with private counsels through video conferencing is now being extended to all the prisoners in Delhi. The information was given to the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan in a PIL seeking video conferencing facility for all the prisoners in order to enable…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that the facility of legal interviews with private counsels through video conferencing is now being extended to all the prisoners in Delhi. The information was given to the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan in a PIL seeking video conferencing facility for all the prisoners in order to enable them to have legal interviews with their counsel. Moved by Advocate Sarthak Maggon, the petition had argued that despite suspension of physical visits by order dated March 23, no provision has been made so far to give effect to conducting telephonic visits. Mr Satyakam, who appeared for the Delhi Government, informed the court that the video conferencing facility is now extended to all the prisoners on the following terms: Requests from VC received from counsels through e-mails shall be considered by Superintendent, Jails Superintendent should take a proper decision on allowing/denying VC after verifying the vakalatnama and the identity of the applicant Slot for VC will shall be fixed as soon as possible and intimation shall be sent to the applicant a day before the fixed slot VC of 30 minutes shall be allowed to each prisoner twice a week Requests for VC shall be entertained on first come first serve basis The legal interview shall be conducted in the presence of Deputy Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent but out of hearing In case of any misuse, the VC facility will be immediately taken away. Senior Advocate Vikas Pahwa, who appeared for the Petitioner, raised objections with the ambiguities that exist in the circular. Mr Pahwa had specific objections against phrases such as ‘first come first serve basis’ and ‘misuse of the facility’. Mr Pahwa submitted that these guidelines must ensure that the privileged communication between a client and his counsel, which is a part of client’s Right to Privacy, shall be maintained. In addition to this, Mr Pahwa also asked for permitting of phone calls and setting a timeline of 48 hours on the concerned Superintendent to process the request for VC meeting. On the issue of privileged communication, Mr Satyakam submitted the same is not violated as the jail official will only be present in sight due to security purposes, but will be kept out of the hearing distance. After taking these submissions into record, the court disposed of the petition while asking the Government to consider the suggestions of the Petitioner in case it wishes to amend the said Circular and make it more user friendly. The court also gave liberty to the Petitioner to move the court again in future if there’s an grievance regarding the implementation of the facility as provided in the Circular. Next Storylast_img read more

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