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Une voiture qui reconnait le postérieur de son conducteur avant de démarrer

first_imgUne voiture qui reconnait le postérieur de son conducteur avant de démarrerDes ingénieurs japonais ont développé un antivol plutôt original pour la voiture du futur. Celle-ci devra identifier le postérieur de son propriétaire avant de pouvoir démarrer…Il fallait y penser mais les ingénieurs de l’Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology de Tokyo n’ont pas hésité à développer l’idée. Ceux-ci ont mis au point un tout nouveau système antivol pour voiture qui, s’il parait très cocasse, est tout à fait sérieux et pourrait même équiper les véhicules du futur. Le principe ? Reconnaitre les fesses du conducteur grâce à un siège très particulier.À lire aussiMal des transports : pourquoi est-on malade en voiture et comment l’éviter ?En effet, le fauteuil pour voiture conçu par les ingénieurs japonais contient 360 capteurs chargés de mesurer la pression du conducteur. Des mesures qui s’effectuent sur une échelle très précise allant de 0 à 256 et qui permettent de créer une image 3D du postérieur du conducteur. Au véhicule ensuite de vérifier si celui-ci correspond bien à celui de son propriétaire attitré. L’analyse se fait même à chaque fois que vous vous asseyez, note quoi décourager les voleurs ! Car si le postérieur du conducteur n’est pas reconnu, impossible de démarrer la voiture. Pour l’heure, le système est capable de reconnaître 6 utilisateurs différents avec un taux de réussite de 98%. Encore faut-il faire attention à des petites variations d’image 3D du postérieur dues à une prise de poids ou la présence d’objets dans les poches arrières… Enfin, selon les ingénieurs japonais, le fauteuil pourrait être mis sur le marché dans les 2 à 3 ans.Le 1 janvier 2012 à 16:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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NASA releases stunning retrostyle space tourism posters

first_img <> As with anything NASA these posters were made with public money and are for all of us to enjoy. So if any of them interest you, click on them for high resolution images that you can print out into real posters. They really are some beautiful works of art, so that’s certainly not a bad idea. The hardest part will be choosing just one but you can download the entire set at the highest printing resolution (all 612 MB of it) right here, provided you have the wall space to look to the stars. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released these 14 stunning posters that showcase some of the finest travel destinations from our solar system, and beyond.They’re appropriately retro-styled, as the aesthetic is perhaps from the only era that saw visiting these worlds as an attainable goal. It feels like humanity has sadly turned away from looking to space towards their own little squabbles, and although there are still dreamers that will one day step foot on Mars and other planets it doesn’t seem a priority like it once did.Fortunately we have people like those working in NASA who are helping to spread the word on the wonders of the universe, strengthening their message even with little projects like these incredible posters. With this gallery JPL has focused on planets and moons that we either have missions in the works to visit or hopefully one day will travel to, even if you probably really, really don’t ever want to end up on Venus.last_img read more

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SPOILERS 130 NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University to air on

first_img Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Jamie Collins Comes Back To Gillette Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Tom Keene Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Patriots Offense Shows Much Promise But Can Get Even Better Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. Economy Now Playing Up Next WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Facebook Now Playing Up Next Jakobi Meyers, Jarrett Stidham Shine As Patriots Crush Lions Now Playing Up Next Twitter The following was taped on Wednesday night at Full Sail University.1/30 NXT TV tapings:* Dark Match: Luke Menzies defeated Sean Maluta.* Jaxson Ryker defeated Mansoor.* Drew Gulak defeated Eric Bugenhagen.* Matt Riddle defeated Drew Gulak.* Eric Bugenhagen takes part in a segment playing air guitar.* Io Shirai, Kairi Sane and Bianca Belair defeated NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.* Dominik Dijakovic defeated Shane Thorne.* The Street Profits defeated Humberto Carillo and Stacey Ervin Jr.* Aliyah defeated Taynara Conti. Baszler, Duke and Shafir attack Aliyah, Conti and Vanessa Borne.* Ricochet defeated Adam Cole.* Punishment Martinez defeated Riddick Moss.* Keith Lee defeated Kassius Ohno.* Aleister Black defeated Roderick Strong.* Mia Yim defeated Xia Li.* Velveteen Dream defeated Johnny Gargano to become the new NXT North American Champion…with some confusion. Per a live report, Dream hit his rolling DDT and got the pinfall. Dream posed with the title. When Dream went up the ramp, Gargano attacked him and tossed him back inside the ring. Dream went for the same elbow finish, but misses and Gargano applies the Gargano Escape. Dream taps and Gargano celebrates with the belt on stage. So it’s possible they filmed two endings to throw off spoiler reports.Source: PWInsiderRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBrexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. EconomyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:00/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 53.97%0:04Remaining Time -2:56 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Patriots Make Trade As Tight End Situation Falls Into Rough Shape Videos Articles Pinterestlast_img read more

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Disappointed Zouma on City defeat

first_imgDespite their 3-1 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday, Everton defender Kurt Zouma has urged his team to stick to their game plan.Manchester City opened the scoring in the 22nd minute through Gabriel Jesus as the hosts capitalized on a mistake by Yerry Mina.Jesus completed his brace 10 minutes into the second half, before Dominic Calvert-Lewin pulled one back to reduce the deficit, but substitute Raheem Sterling completed the scoring and killed Everton’s hopes of any comeback.“We are very disappointed but we tried to play our football,” Zouma told the club’s website.“We knew they are strong pressing the ball and are strong on the counter-attack but when you try to push forward you have to take risks and we did.“Unfortunately it didn’t go for us but I think we created chances and we can be happy that we tried to play. It’s a defeat but we need to move on.“The goal gave us a bit more confidence but then we conceded the third goal too quickly. In football, you have to be prepared for everything.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We did our job, we tried to play the way we wanted to. We took our risks but unfortunately, we lost.“As I said, we need to move on to next week. We have another important game at home and we will try to win that.“We created chances against a strong team with strong players.“It’s not difficult to enjoy these type of games against a big team in a big stadium. We had chances, the first one from Richarlison in the first half.“Maybe we should have scored more but it’s done now. Everyone gave 100 percent. Now we’re going to recover and great ready for next week.“We had a game plan and tried to play our match. We will play with confidence. We are at home and will play for our fans. We need to keep the same spirit and move on.”last_img read more

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De Boer Messi will fall in love with De Jong

first_imgFormer Barcelona star Ronald de Boer predicts great things from Frenkie de Jong in the future and added that Lionel Messi will love having him aroundThe 21-year-old midfielder finally ended months of speculation over his future by agreeing to join Barcelona for next season on a five-year contract in a €75m deal along with bonuses of €11m.De Jong’s passing and ball-carrying skills have earned plenty of admirers with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola among them.And De Boer, who works as an Ajax A1 assistant manager, believes De Jong will prove to be a great coup for Barcelona and expects Messi will love playing in the same team as him.“De Jong has Ajax DNA which is nearly the same as Barcelona DNA, he is intelligent, he always has good ideas, he never plays without thinking. Messi will fall in love with De Jong,” said De Boer, according to Sport.The former Netherlands international made 37 appearances for Barcelona in his sole campaign at Camp Nou during the 1999/2000 season.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.And De Boer is clearly delighted that De Jong chose to move to Barcelona over Paris Saint-Germain and is confident the youngster will bring something different to the Blaugrana.“For me, he is more a Barca player than a PSG player, he will fit them perfectly,” he added:“He’s a different player and is not afraid of dribbling and waiting for the opportune moment to give the ball.“He will have [Sergio] Busquets as a professor to learn from in the first year and after that Busi can hand the role over to De Jong. He can also play in the Xavi and Iniesta position but the No 6 position is his best role.”De Jong, who has managed four goals and one assist in 28 appearances this season, will now turn his focus back to Ajax’s KNVB Cup game against Heerenveen tonight at 20:45 (CET).last_img read more

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Increase in Soy Acres Being Driven by Demand Planting Flexibility and other

first_imgU.S. producers are projected to plant 76.7 million acres of soybeans in 2001, up 3 percent from last year, according to a recently-issued U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report. If realized, this would be the largest planted area for soybeans on record. While some analysts have speculated that this increase is due to the level of the soybean loan rate in relation to other commodities, the American Soybean Association (ASA) believes such analysis is flawed and overlooks enormous changes in demand, planting flexibility, and other factors.“Domestic and world demand for soybeans during the last decade has been far greater than for any other commodity,” said ASA President Tony Anderson, a producer from Mt. Sterling, Ohio. “Global usage of soybeans grew by 56 percent, compared to 27 percent for corn, 15 percent for rice, 7.5 percent for cotton, and only 6.2 percent for wheat. Even in the United States, soybean usage in the last decade outpaced every other commodity. U.S. usage of soybeans grew by 36 percent, compared to 27 percent for rice, 26 percent for corn, 16 percent for cotton, and a decline of almost 5 percent for wheat.”ASA attributes soybean acreage growth to the following factors:Greater growth in world and U.S. demand for soybeans than for other commodities.Introduction in the 1996 Farm Bill of unrestricted planting flexibility and decoupled income support payments that allowed producers to shift to agronomically and economically preferable crop rotations. Prior to 1996, soybean acres were constrained by farm program provisions that required producers to plant their farms to “program crops” (wheat, feed grains, cotton, and rice) to receive income support from the federal government.Relatively high soybean prices between 1995 and 1997 that induced producers to plant more soybeans. The season average price received by farmers for the 1995 crop was $7.35 per bushel, declining to $6.45 per bushel in 1996 and $5.35 per bushel in 1997. Since 1997, prices for all major commodities have been depressed, so there has been no inducement for farmers to shift acreage to other crops.Development of new soybean varieties in maturity groups that are much better suited to northern and western climates. In recent years, new soybean varieties have made production possible in colder and drier states where few soybeans were grown 10 years ago. Last year, virtually all of the expansion in soybean plantings occurred in the northern and western states of North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, and Kansas.Prevalence of scab and other diseases affecting wheat and other crops. In major wheat states such as North Dakota, moving out of wheat production has been the only way to avoid reoccurrence of scab. Soybeans and other oilseeds have been among crops producers have turned to as they have battled disease problems.Unusually high costs of natural gas and fertilizer that are constricting corn production in the Midwest. Additionally, the continuing disruption of foreign and domestic corn markets and rising corn stocks resulting from the StarLink® debacle may be contributing to this year’s projected decline in corn plantings and increase in soybean plantings. “A final factor useful in judging whether the loan rate for a commodity is out of alignment relative to other crops is its stocks-to-use ratio,” said Anderson. “Carryover stocks of soybeans this fall are expected to total about 12 percent of current domestic and export use. By comparison, corn stocks are projected at 20 percent of use, and wheat supplies will be 34 percent of use. Reducing the soybean loan rate would likely increase production of crops that are already in greater surplus.”In recent testimony before the House Agriculture Committee, ASA proposed setting the current national soybean loan rate of $5.26 per bushel as a floor in the next farm bill. ASA indicated it opposes any reduction of the soybean loan rate, because it provides a vital income safety net for producers. ASA strongly maintained that expansion of U.S. soybean acreage during the last five years has less to do with the loan rate compared to planting flexibility, growth in demand and usage for soybeans, and various agronomic production factors.“Lowering the soybean loan rate would severely hurt soybean producers and significantly reduce overall net farm income,” said Anderson. “Suggestions to lower the soybean loan rate are both ill-considered and ill-advised. A better course would be for Congress and the Administration to adopt policies to expand trade and domestic demand that will get prices for all commodities above current loan levels. ASA has identified a list of initiatives to bolster demand, ranging from food aid to commercial trade to use of biodiesel and other industrial uses for soybeans. We look forward to working with Congress and the Administration to implement this agenda.”last_img read more

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BBAHC testing all expectant mothers for opioid use

first_imgA few weeks ago, police were called to the Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham when a woman six months pregnant and a mother who had just given birth that day were caught smoking an oxycodone pill in the bathroom of the maternity room. The disturbing incident highlighted just how severe the use of opioids like heroin and oxycodone has become in Bristol Bay. Now the hospital has made the testing for opioids routine for all pregnancies.Download Audiolast_img

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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Jan 15 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsAlaska House tied in knots on session’s first dayAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe uncertainty over control of the Alaska House continued today, on the first day of the legislative session.In this shutdown, every day is a winding roadLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Sen. Lisa Murkowski says it’s slow-going, but she sees progress at the U.S. Capitol among lawmakers working to end the partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week.Polar bear encounter reported in Arctic Village, many miles south of normal rangeRavenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksPolar bear researcher Eric Regehr says that in individual cases like this, it’s very difficult to attribute cause to why a bear wandered so far from its typical area.Alaska Railroad tank car derails; no spill detectedAssociated PressA railroad tank car carrying turbine engine fuel derailed south of Denali National Park, but Alaska Railroad officials have not detected a spill.Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018Associated PressThe city of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough will collect more than $1 million in taxes on marijuana for 2018.State Board of Game votes against requiring IDs on traps or snaresJoe Viechnicki, KFSK – PetersburgThe state’s Board of Game Sunday voted down proposals to require ID tags or signs around traps and snares in Southeast Alaska. The board was split on one of the proposals that was intended to help with enforcement of trapping regulations and to address problems of pets getting caught in traps.Upper Lynn Canal leaders discuss implications of Juneau cruise industry lawsuitHenry Leasia, KHNS – HainesIn December, a federal judge ruled that the City and Borough of Juneau’s cruise ship passenger fee could not be used to fund projects that did not directly support cruise ship vessels. Since then, communities in the Upper Lynn Canal have been trying to determine if the decision could affect funding for local infrastructure projects.Repurposed shelter houses Nome’s homeless 7 days a weekDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeJust before New Year’s, a new facility opened in Nome to serve those who have no other place to go. This shelter complements the existing seasonal operation in town called Nome Emergency Shelter Team, or NEST, and together, the two offer more comprehensive coverage than was ever available before in Nome.Ask a Climatologist: Fairbanks sees low-temp, but brief, cold snapCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageInterior Alaska had its first real cold snap of the winter last week with temperatures colder than 40 below zero in many places. That was enough to force indoor recess for Fairbanks elementary school students – and, for older students, posing in front of the University of Alaska Fairbanks time and temp sign.last_img read more

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Select shares gain despite Sensex losing over 150 points Eicher Motors Jet

first_imgIndian stock markets closed with losses on the last trading day for July as investors preferred to book profits. The fall was mainly led by bank stocks with Punjab National Bank (PNB) and ICICI Bank falling by more than 3 percent, which dragged the bank index (Bankex) 0.63 percent down. Select stocks such as Eicher Motors, Jet Airways, Interglobe Aviation and DCB Bank, however, gained sharply.The 30-scrip BSE Sensex shed 157 points, or 0.56 percent, to close at 28,051. The 50-scrip NSE Nifty 50 closed 28 points lower at 8,638. Top Sensex loser ICICI Bank ended 3.40 percent down at Rs. 262.85 ahead of results. The private sector bank declared its first quarter (Q1) results after market hours. Net profit of India’s largest private sector bank by assets fell 25 percent to Rs. 2,232 crore in the first quarter (Q1) as against Rs. 2,976 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. Net interest income at Rs. 5,158 crore in Q1 marked a growth of 0.82 percent over Rs. 5,116 crore in the June 2015 quarter, according to the bank’s regulatory filing with the BSE on Friday.Net non-performing assets (NPAs) almost doubled to 3.35 percent from 1.58 percent at the end of June 2015. Provisioning for bad loans during Q1 rose almost three-fold to Rs. 2,514.52 crore from Rs. 955.39 crore at the end of June 2015 quarter.PNB shares ended with 4.30 percent loss at Rs. 123.45 after the public sector bank reported 58 percent fall in Q1 net profit.Select stocks that rallied on the BSE included Eicher Motors (up 6.60 percent at Rs. 22,465.80), Jet Airways (up 5.34 percent at Rs. 619.25), Indigo- owner Interglobe Aviation (up 4.52 percent at Rs. 989.40) and DCB Bank (up 6.88 percent at Rs. 111). Dish TV spurted 9.58 percent to close at Rs. 102.90.Stocks that hit a new 52-week high on Friday included Eicher Motors, Shriram Transport, Kensai Nerolac and HPCL.Interglobe Aviation will be announcing its Q1 results on Monday.Royal Enfield maker Eicher Motors gained on upbeat Q1 net profit and sales numbers. India’s foreign exchange reserves declined $664 million to end at $362.69 billion in the week ended July 22, according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data published on Friday. Foreign currency assets fell $640 million to $338.25 billion.last_img read more

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Obaidul Quader admitted to BSMMU

first_imgRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader was admitted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) as he fell sick on Sunday morning, reports UNB.Obaidul Quader, also general secretary of ruling Bangladesh Awami League, complained of breathing problem after Fazr prayers, said senior public relation officer of roads and highways division of the ministry Abu Naser.He was taken to the BSMMU.Quader’s personal secretary Gautam Chandra said the minister was admitted to the CCU of the hospital around 8:30am.last_img read more

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