06:45am *FRESHERS I* vs *PART II*
08:15am *TIGERS IV* vs *PART V*
06:45am *TITANS III* vs *TIGERS IV*
08:15am *PART V* vs *FRESHERS I*
06:45am *PART V* vs *PART II*
08:15am *FRESHERS I* vs *TITANS III*
06:45am *PART II* vs *TITANS III*
08:15am *TIGERS IV* vs *FRESHERS I*
xx:xx *PART II* vs *TIGERS IV*
xx:xx *TITANS III* vs *PART V*
*NB* The above fixtures are prone to changes
*_Director Of Sports_*
Donate Your Voice: VoiceID technology as unique as fingerprints
What would it be like to have no voice of your own? VoiceID technology is an amazing leap! Some say the human voice is like the fingerprint of the soul, yet many people in the world have no voice due to medical or neurologic conditions. Luckily, a great bit of technology existed for decades called the synthetic voice, which affords voiceless folks the ability to communicate more easily with the world The world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking has been the poster boy for the original synthetic voice.
While it’s fabulous for voiceless people to be given a better chance at verbal communication, unfortunately, until recently, the same voice as been used by every 10-year-old girl, 75-year-old man, and anyone in between who could not speak for themselves. Imagine being at a conference of sorts specifically for people who cannot speak! All conversations would be in a single, synthesized tone, no matter the age or gender of the speakers! It would sound surreal (and maybe a bit irritating from the voiceless person’s perspective). The problem is made even more curious by the fact that all around us nowadays, lovely, less-robotic/more-individualized synthetic voices are becoming a part of everyday life: we’re constantly bombarded with soothing voices on our GPS systems, floor notifications in elevators, or when we’re conversing with Apple’s Siri, just to name a few. Why would pleasant voices be reserved for such gadgets?
RUPAL PATEL – AIMING TO MAKE VOICES “AS UNIQUE AS FINGERPRINTS”
It seems researcher Rupal Patel thought that very same thing about synthesized voices and their lacking quality, then took it a step further. She wondered: “what if we could make synthesized voices tailored to the user? Moreover… what if we made synthesized voices that were so specific to the user… they were almost like fingerprints?”
MORE ABOUT RUPAL PATEL’S VOICEID TECHNOLOGY
We found a video from the Huffington Post regarding the new technology that could give the Stephen Hawkings of the world a chance to sound more like themselves, Go to this site HuffingtonPost.com and check it out!
Drink Sewage: Introducing
the Omni Processor
On January 22, 2015, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, came on the set of The Tonight Show with all-around funnyman Jimmy Fallon, with a simple proposition for Fallon: let’s each drink a glass of water. Simple right? Oh… here’s the catch: one of the glasses contained bottled water, while the other was very recently fresh sewage , filtered using Gates’ latest philanthropic effort, the Omni Processor.
Omni Processor Water Purifier
In retrospect, it seems incredibly obvious that the solution to the question “how do we get potable water to all of Africa?” ended up being this process which involves high school level chemistry. On some level it’s very simple, hearkening back to basic principles that have been understood for centuries. How much of a solution are we talking about? Well according to the Omni Processor’s website this machine can process a moving van’s worth of sewage each day and turn it into 10,800 liters of water a day. If you use the calculations from the Institute of Medicine , that’s enough drinking water to keep 3700 people healthy, per day! Human beings need about 2.6 liters (11 cups) of water per day to stay healthy.
The energy from the generators seems to be a bonus! (I could produce enough energy for 50 small households per year.)
The long and short of water purification
- When you heat something up to dry it, pure water is separated in the form of steam and can be used to drive a generator creating electricity. Remember the invention of the steam engine in the 1800s!
- To get the heat to dry the feces, they are burning that same dry waste as fuel. This is actually nothing new either; poop burns, and burns well, and for thousands of years in arid regions of the planet where there are no trees for firewood, people have been collecting, drying and burning animal dung to cook their food.
- When the steam circulates through the generators, you can capture it
and turn it back into liquid water. No pathogens can survive the temperatures that the steam goes through so the water comes out perfectly safe to drink! Other than the initial energy needed to dry that very first batch, it’s a completely closed loop! (This is something we will be hearing more and more about as we try to re-vamp how resources are used on our planet.)
Uber Rolls Out First Driverless Cars
If you’ve ever driven around in downtown Pittsburgh , you know it’s no picnic.
In fact, it’s whatever the opposite of a picnic is. Thanks to three converging rivers, the downtown area is a tangle of narrow bridges, stacked overpasses and barely sublimated Rust Belt aggression. Pittsburgh drivers are in it to win it. So it’s kind of a surprise that Uber is planning to roll out its first self-driving
cars in the heart of Steel City. But that’s evidently the plan, according to a
recent report at Bloomberg.
Starting later this month, Uber customers in downtown Pittsburgh will be
able to climb into specially modified Volvo XC90 sport-utility vehicles
strapped with dozens of sensors, cameras, lasers and GPS components. The
cars won’t be completely roboticized — all vehicles will still have a human
driver on board to supervise matters and take control if necessary. Still, it’s a Pretty Big Deal. If Uber follows though, the Pittsburgh experiment will be the first driverless car-sharing service to come to market. Uber is partnering with Volvo on the initiative, and the two companies plan to have around 100 self-driving vehicles on the street by the end of the year. In the first phase of the rollout, the dispatch of self-driving cars will be
randomized. Call up a ride with Uber, and you may get one of those souped- up Volvos. If so, your ride will be free of charge. Uber plans to eventually partner with other automakers getting into the autonomous vehicle business,
according to the Bloomberg report. The Pittsburgh rollout itself isn’t random, however. The city is home to Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute , which has been very busy with autonomous vehicle research. Uber has been hiring experts in the area
for the last couple of years. In fact, the upcoming public rollout is just part of
an ongoing beta test that Uber’s been facilitating on downtown streets for a while now. It appears that Uber is going all-in on autonomous vehicles and has hired hundreds of engineers, roboticists and mechanics for the venture. Volvo and Uber hope to have a fully autonomous fleet on the roads by 2021. Go, Yinzers !
Trousers, Heal Thyself: Squids Make Self-Fixing Clothes Possible
It’s generally not a good idea to smear squid parts all over your outfit, but one day, clothes could fix their own rips with the help of coatings made of squid proteins, according to a new study. This research might lead to more than just everyday self-healing clothes. It could also help create garments that are tailored for protection against chemical and biological warfare agents and that can repair themselves , the researchers
added. Rips and tears in shirts or jeans are usually no big deal — you can either
repair the clothes or simply throw them away — but damage to items such as hazmat suits or biomedical implants can be a matter of life or death. As such, for years, scientists have explored self-repairing films that could boost the lifetimes of these types of products. While previous self-repairing films could work quickly, they often had
weaknesses; for instance, some cracked under warm, dry conditions. As such, researchers in the new study wanted to find a more versatile material to use, they said. The scientists investigated molecules that came from the suction cups on squid tentacles for use in self-repairing films. Specifically, the scientists focused on proteins from razor-sharp, tooth-like structures around the openings of these suction cups that help squid latch onto and take down prey, the researchers said. Previous research suggested the proteins from these “squid ring teeth” are tough and elastic under both wet and dry conditions. The scientists developed a coating that contained the squid ring-teeth proteins. When a fabric covered in this coating is soaked in water, the proteins diffuse toward holes and tears in the coating, linking segments of coating and fabric together to make repairs, said study co-senior author Walter Dressick, a chemist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. The researchers experimented with different types of cloth, applying the proteins to cotton, linen and wool sheets. They dipped the fabrics in the new coating and then cut holes in the cloth. The scientists next immersed these sheets in water and pressed patches made of the same coated fabrics against these holes, which successfully healed the damage. “We were surprised at the rapidity of the healing process and the strength of the healed materials,” said study co-senior author Melik Demirel, a materials scientist at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. Future applications of this work could include a detergent-like solution that can be added to washing machines to help self-healing clothes repair themselves, the researchers said. “The centrifugal force on the tumbler may provide enough force for the required pressure of self-healing,” Demirel Added. However, “there is still a lot of work to do before self-repairing clothes will appear in your local department store,” Demirel said. The cost of the material is still an issue. However, expense shouldn’t be a barrier once the scientists figure out how to scale up the manufacturing process “to meet anticipated commercial needs,” Demirel said. Large-scale production of the squid protein is the next step, he said. This and similar self-healing materials may find uses in clothing and biomedical implants, but also for “biodegradable gels for wound healing in the near future,” Demirel said. The researchers have also developed synthetic genes to create squid ring-teeth proteins. Future research with these genes can help scientists analyze the properties of the proteins and create variants to add qualities for specific
applications, Demirel said.
Smartphone-Connected Contact Lenses Give New Meaning to ‘Eye Phone’
Apps allow you to link your smartphone to anything from your shoes, to your jewelry, to your doorbell — and soon, you may be able to add your contact lenses to that list. Engineers at the University of Washington have developed an innovative way of communicating that would allow medical aids such as contact lenses and brain implants to send signals to smartphones. The new tech, called “interscatter communication,” works by converting Bluetooth signals into Wi-Fi signals, the engineers wrote in a paper that will be presented Aug. 22 at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special
Interest Group on Data Communication conference in Brazil. “Instead of generating Wi-Fi signals on your own, our technology creates Wi-Fi by using Bluetooth transmissions from nearby mobile devices such as smartwatches,” study co-author Vamsi Talla, a research associate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, said in a statement. Interscatter communication is based on an existing method of communication called backscatter, which lets devices exchange information by reflecting back existing signals. “Interscatter” works essentially the same
way, but the difference is that it allows for inter-technology communication— in other words, it allows Bluetooth signals and Wi-Fi signals to talk to each other. Interscatter communication would allow devices such as contact lenses to send data to other devices, according to the researchers. Until now, such communication had not been possible, because sending data using Wi-Fi requires too much power for a device like a contact lens. To demonstrate interscatter communication, the engineers designed a
contact lens equipped with a tiny antenna. The Bluetooth signal, in this case, came from a smartwatch. The antenna on the contact lens was able to manipulate that Bluetooth signal, encode data from the contact lens and convert it into a Wi-Fi signal that could be read by another device. And though the concept of “smart” contact lenses may seem a bit gimmicky, they could, in fact, provide valuable medical information to patients. For example, it is possible to monitor blood sugar levels from a person’s tears. Therefore, a connected contact lens could track blood sugar levels and send notifications to a person’s phone when blood sugar levels went down, study co-author Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical engineering, also at the University of Washington, said in a statement. (Monitoring blood sugar levels is important for people with diabetes.) The researchers also said interscatter communication could be used to transmit data from brain implants that could one day help people with paralysis regain movement. Not all of the potential applications are related to medical devices, however. Interscatter communication could also exchange information between credit cards, the researchers wrote. This would allow people to transfer money between cards by simply holding them near a smartphone, for example, they said.
I’ve seen many likes; of thin caste
Haven been here since it
My eyes have groaned since fall
Hoping for the song of spring
As the birds used to,
And the glamour of autumn
That paints the trees.
Since Adam I’ve been this
And only I was left after them
…Yes I know them all,
Still my wants surpass all
Wants. I birthed their heads.
The Creator calls me World
I cry and wine my tears over, and over
Wanting to know love; but not.
Men just love themselves; as they always dew
Holding hands, kissing mouths
And lying lips.
At least they spooned; but me
Looking still for a lover, searching
For a man who will break the wall,
To hate the world of no love.
The hero who will wake,
And cleanse my face with hope
Just one lover….just o n e
I’ve seen many times; of this count,
More than billions of methuselah.
That’s why I sing of Judas, for many
I’ve seen, and still will be.
My gems I gave to men:
Failures who thrust my trust through,
Countless made their wealth with my gift,
Only to turn and wet my fair hair with shame:
They ate the grass and peed on the fruitful soil.
I, Yes I ….will still regret
Till the moment your eyes bright,
For eon, I’ve been needy:
Badly for men crazy to change.
Countless mountains melted to sand
While I waited still….For a man
A man mad for change.
Men who only will please their belly
If need be for it.
In my dirge I’ve sat all times lost,
Hoping for a lovely melody
Running down the lips of Eve’s kids.
And such song I’ll still wait for,
Till the generation comes, holding up their arms
Lifting the flag for fuller breeze.
Till then…..Wait will I
This is a traditional Spanish holiday dating back to 1620 that takes place annually to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi in Burgos. During the act, known as El Salto del Colacho (the devil’s jump) or simply El Colacho, men dressed as the Devil ( known as the Colacho) in red and yellow jump suits jump over babies born during the previous twelves months of the year who lie on mattresses in the street. The ”devils” hold whips and oversized castanets as they bravely over the unaware infants.
The Brotherhood of Santisimo Sacramento de Minerva organizes the week-long festivities which culminate on Sunday when the Colacho jumps over the babies on the mattresses placed on the procession route traversing the town. The origins of the tradition are unknown but it is said to cleanse the babies of original sin, ensure them safe passage through life and guard aganist illness and evil spirits. In recent years, Pope Benedict has asked Spanish priests to distance themselves from El Colacho, and to downplay the tradition’s connection with Catholicism.
The Church still teaches that it is baptism by water, not a giant leap by an airborne devil, which cleanses the soul.
Anyone who has a newborn addition to their family can bring their baby along to this festival known as the El Colacho which has taken place on an annual basis since way back in the 1620’s. The festival itself is part of the celebrations held all over Spain for the Catholic festival of Corpus Christi and whilst at this particular time many other cities and towns have spectacular processions and a vaiety of other popular means of revelling and enjoying themselves, there is only one Baby Jumping Festival.
The babies are laid on the ground in swaddling clothes and grown men, yes adult males, dressed as devils jump over the infants and this is supposed to cleanse them of all evil doings. The question of who is protecting the babies from the example being set by the adults begs to be asked but who are we to doubt this traditional combination of religion and Spanish folklore which proves to be great fun, if not a little scary, to watch……
I have seen this go on, too long. It’s soon and now is,
To spill out my sputum, the season to use the mouth and
Let the gases free, if just for a clear breath or vocals.
I fair for you oh my king, if this goes on for too long,
Even you may have to swell and drop as shoki moves.
I have seen those tricks of yours and the way you, Leonard
Rose up to the seat of irons and maybe silver, with your Rose.
Since the throners want the gold taste to be their ever-flavour
Cum the only recipe that star them out but lame us down.
Will it ever be this? May it never be so I fearfully intercede.
It’s so seen that hailer hail you, yet forget not that haters eat
And if their haters never win they’ll be still. The Reggressives
Group: your throners and all their rats that live in secret eyes.
Guard your head with all helmets for they excel in loyalty tricks.
We have also seen this right-hand of yours… I never knew him to be
Such a dubious giant. This liar of ours has come to win our trust as
An accurate scribe of all our flows! What a huge fame of shame. He!
Abbah! The sacrosanctity was named so for a pointer to near-to-monk
Sacred touch. This too owns the handler. Imagine that! That all of you
Rot from the hair to foot-base. At least I thought a peep in the forest
Will be resounding. No wonder the loser will no more bear the losers’ face
As he already fell in love with the bench-men’s benchmark. What about the
Real-victor? Will he want our thanks, as in our sincere and prideful ẹ seun.
Let’s hope this game of yours plays well n save the commandment from murder.
You might as well love your father. Your father, your father.
But is it really true, that which I hear or just a pretty face makeup.
I sigh with an interrobang. Bang, bang, bang Mr Man.
We’ve seen the way they tricked us…the sport they played
Even though it seamed like chess: so easy to be au feat with, not.
We tote the tot that they loved us, but they played at our back
Where we carried them. We leaned so much on them, oh their thorny
Flesh. Will it again be? Will it be again? Will it be just rain, rain, rain?
And see well that we have sowed grain, yes great grain of vote and trust;
For that will spoil our heap and we’ll reap only a barn full of air: vain.
We are audiophiles of success tracks, will you game us some?
We are enthusiast of welfare à gogo. Hope we’ll swim in ship goods soon?
Others too have said ‘their own’ but I speak my own for all:
You’ve said you’re king, yes we know so….but also claim your throne
And we hope at the end we don’t end up cooked and served au jus.
“If it is for this belly, it will be full with food and foodies,
If others too will die, I can’t die there because of my jeepi [GP]”.
To all who say such things await the damnation of a thousand years,
A sage just said. For the king of Glory comes and He rides on the winds
As he will give gifts to every being according as it should,
Neglecting not the beans that lost its savour in shriekamooing at the site of coconut rice:
Who will also go to heaven-below.
As a fact both are eatables and beans is even more proteinic,
And sweet as any delicacy-rival, especially in Awo.
If at all you should play the game of thrones; play north the throne.
Such a feat is delicate and deadly, it may even kill.
And hey! Fear not for we fear for you.
I wrote this yesterdays, now it’s true
At the eleventh time.
-A’Dele AND TREVOR .
With so much joy in our hearts I am pleased to announce to you all that the first edition of the Pharsionistas InstaContest has come to an end. On behalf of PANS excos, I appreciate everyone who participated to make this contest a success. Our Pharsionistic Pharsionistas????were awesome and their attires?? were second to none.
The winner of our first ever *Pharsionistas InstaContest*???? is a Guy,(? to the ladies), with 470likes✔,He is so cute and Pharsionistic, He is no other person then *the Pharsionistic Chief Belly*?? ? Congrats Chief Belly, You are PANS Pharsionista for the month of July
This first edition was used as a platform to appreciate the value of our indigenous attires. This is our unique fashion and should be encouraged. *Anticipate with passion*the next edition if the *Pharsionistas InstaContest*. Thank you
We wish our able director of sport, squire reeden a happy birthday.
Happy birthday to Alade. LLNP