What's Your Favorite Movie or TV Plot That Would Be Obsolete Today?

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What's Your Favorite Movie or TV Plot That Would Be Obsolete Today?

Technology’s so great. All this communication capability can put you in touch with your friends and family, no matter where in the world they are. Which blows a giant hole through most of the movie and TV plots written up until, say, the late 1990s. What’s your favorite storyline that would never exist in a world with cell phones and internet?

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Khloe Kardashian Files for Divorce from Lamar Odom

December 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm • Posted in Uncategorized • No comments yet

Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, Lamar Odom. Documents obtained by TMZ cite “irreconcilable differences.” The 29-year-old ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star’s filing for divorce from the 34-year-old NBA star comes as no surprise as the couple’s unraveling marriage in general and Lamar Odom’s alleged drug abuse and — more recently allegations that he had been cheating on her — have been constant in tabloids and media for the past couple of years. Earlier the same day of filing (December 13th) TMZ had reported that Kardasian would file. Documents which the site obtained can be seen here. Kloe Kardashian’s lawyer is the well-known divorce attorney Laura Wasser. The couple famously signed a prenuptial agreement, thus keeping their property separate. According to documents Kardasian wants her name back — legally she is Kloe Kardashian Odom — and she is also not asking for spousal support and also asking that the judge similarly reject any such request of her from Odom. The four-year marriage, as with many aspects of Kardashian family life, had been played out before the camera, as the couple relocated to Texas when Odom was traded to the Dallas Mavericks and then [...]Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/RightCelebrity/~3/H6ofYmvllqo/
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#CESlive sneak preview video: Check out what’s coming to Vegas!

December 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm • Posted in Uncategorized • No comments yet

Cali Lewis and John P. of Geek Beat join Kevin Michaluk, Phil Nickinson, Daniel Rubino, and yours truly of Mobile Nations to give everyone a sneak preview of what we have planned for #CESlive, including the awesome enormity of what John’s building in the geek labs… Check it out!


    







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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West to Wed at Palace of Versailles?

December 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm • Posted in Uncategorized • No comments yet

"This is a reality," Kanye West told a radio DJ last month. "I’m living inside of a dream world."

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Jennifer Lopez: Serious on Set for “The Boy Next Door”

November 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm • Posted in Uncategorized • No comments yet

Perhaps using a little of her own life experience to play a cougar on screen, Jennifer Lopez filmed “The Boy Next Door” in Monterey Park in Los Angeles on Tuesday (November 26).

The former “American Idol” judge wore a dark plaid coat, ripped blue jeans, and brown ankle boots as she prepared to shoot a scene.

In the upcoming thriller directed by Rob Cohen, a divorced woman’s affair with the teen boy next door goes very wrong.

Though he’s not exactly a teenager, JLo’s current real-life boyfriend, Casper Smart is 18 years her junior.

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LED Carpets Guarantee You’ll Never Get Lost In an Airport Again

November 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm • Posted in Uncategorized • No comments yet

LED Carpets Guarantee You'll Never Get Lost In an Airport Again

With a development that will surely appeal to airports, Philips has announced a partnership with flooring manufacturer Desso to produce a light transmissive LED-powered carpet that can be used to display warning messages, directions, or even fancy glowing designs. And airports are just the tip of the glowy-floor iceberg.

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Ocean acidification: Hard to digest

November 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm • Posted in Uncategorized • No comments yet

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First demonstration that ocean’s CO2 uptake can impair digestion in a marine animal


15.11.2013/Gteborg, Kiel, Bremerhaven. Ocean acidification impairs digestion in marine organisms, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Researchers from Sweden and Germany have studied the larval stage of green sea urchins Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. The results show that the animals have problems digesting food in acidified water.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions do not only affect the climate but also our seas and oceans. One-quarter of all CO2 released into the atmosphere is absorbed by the oceans. Once there, the CO2 is converted to carbonic acid, making the water more acidic. Previous studies showed that marine species and ecosystems can suffer in an acidified environment. Although the reason for the sensitivity was seen in physiological processes, mechanisms remained unclear. Scientists from the universities of Gothenburg (GU) and Kiel (CAU), as well as GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) found that ocean acidification leads to reduced rates of digestion in larvae of the ecologically important green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. The findings are published in the international journal Nature Climate Change.

Dr. Meike Stumpp, former PhD student at GEOMAR and Kiel University and first author of the study, used novel pH micro-electrode techniques and designed new assay methods during her postdoc at the University of Gothenburg to investigate digestion and digestive enzymes in the larvae. She showed that when larvae are exposed to acidified seawater, the digestion takes longer and is less effective. “My measurements demonstrated a very strong pH dependency”, Stumpp explains. “The enzymes in the sea urchins’ stomachs are optimized to function at very high pH which is different from the situation in mammals, where stomach pH is acidic and enzymes work best at low pH.”

Exposed to simulated ocean acidification, the larvae work hard to maintain the high stomach pH values. “The energetic demands to maintain the stomach pH increase’, says Dr. Marian Hu, co-first author of the study. Using antibody staining techniques, Hu discovered a high concentration of pH regulatory cells that cover the inner surface of the stomach. Such cells typically consume a lot of energy. Culturing experiments and feeding trials revealed that in order to compensate for the decreased efficiency of digestion, the larvae feed more.

“While earlier studies mainly focused on understanding calcification under acidified conditions, other vital processes, such as digestion and gastric pH regulation, were neglected”, says Meike Stumpp. “We can now demonstrate that they deserve much more attention.” “All living processes are run or controlled by enzymes. They are the key in understanding the functions and reactions of organisms, and finally ecosystems, in a changing world”, AWI-scientist Dr. Reinhard Saborowski adds.

“If the organisms are unable to compensate for extra costs caused by ocean acidification, by eating more, they suffer negative consequences in the form of reduced growth and fertility and in extreme cases death”, Dr. Sam Dupont points out. The researcher from the University of Gothenburg is senior author of the study.

The researchers in Germany and Sweden have spent several years developing their techniques. “Studying digestion in larvae is not easy since they are only about a fifth of a millimeter in length”, Dupont admits. But now we are able to analyze this important process and get an impression of how sea urchin larvae might react to future living conditions.”

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Meike Stumpp, Marian Hu, Isabel Casties, Reinhard Saborowski, Markus Bleich, Frank Melzner, Sam Dupont: Nature Climate Change 2013: Digestion in sea urchin larvae impaired under ocean acidification. doi:10.1038/nclimate2028

The authors received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme, the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”, the German Ocean Acidification research programme BIOACID (Biological impacts of Ocean Acidification), the Linnaeus Centre for Marine Evolutionary at the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Research Councils Vetenskapsrdet and Formas.

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http://www.geomar.de GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

http://www.physiologie.uni-kiel.de Institute of Physiology, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany

http://www.bioenv.gu.se Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

http://www.loven.gu.se Sven Lovn Centre for Marine Sciences, Kristineberg, Sweden

http://www.awi.de Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

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High resolution images can be downloaded at http://www.geomar.de/n1572

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Dr. Sam Dupont (Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Tel. +46(0)31 7869531, sam.dupont@gu.se

Dr. Frank Melzner (GEOMAR, FB3/EOE-B), +49(0)431 600-4274, fmelzner(at)geomar.de

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Maike Nicolai (GEOMAR Communication & Media) Tel.: +49(0)431 600-2807, mnicolai(at)geomar.de



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15.11.2013/Gteborg, Kiel, Bremerhaven. Ocean acidification impairs digestion in marine organisms, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Researchers from Sweden and Germany have studied the larval stage of green sea urchins Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. The results show that the animals have problems digesting food in acidified water.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions do not only affect the climate but also our seas and oceans. One-quarter of all CO2 released into the atmosphere is absorbed by the oceans. Once there, the CO2 is converted to carbonic acid, making the water more acidic. Previous studies showed that marine species and ecosystems can suffer in an acidified environment. Although the reason for the sensitivity was seen in physiological processes, mechanisms remained unclear. Scientists from the universities of Gothenburg (GU) and Kiel (CAU), as well as GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) found that ocean acidification leads to reduced rates of digestion in larvae of the ecologically important green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. The findings are published in the international journal Nature Climate Change.

Dr. Meike Stumpp, former PhD student at GEOMAR and Kiel University and first author of the study, used novel pH micro-electrode techniques and designed new assay methods during her postdoc at the University of Gothenburg to investigate digestion and digestive enzymes in the larvae. She showed that when larvae are exposed to acidified seawater, the digestion takes longer and is less effective. “My measurements demonstrated a very strong pH dependency”, Stumpp explains. “The enzymes in the sea urchins’ stomachs are optimized to function at very high pH which is different from the situation in mammals, where stomach pH is acidic and enzymes work best at low pH.”

Exposed to simulated ocean acidification, the larvae work hard to maintain the high stomach pH values. “The energetic demands to maintain the stomach pH increase’, says Dr. Marian Hu, co-first author of the study. Using antibody staining techniques, Hu discovered a high concentration of pH regulatory cells that cover the inner surface of the stomach. Such cells typically consume a lot of energy. Culturing experiments and feeding trials revealed that in order to compensate for the decreased efficiency of digestion, the larvae feed more.

“While earlier studies mainly focused on understanding calcification under acidified conditions, other vital processes, such as digestion and gastric pH regulation, were neglected”, says Meike Stumpp. “We can now demonstrate that they deserve much more attention.” “All living processes are run or controlled by enzymes. They are the key in understanding the functions and reactions of organisms, and finally ecosystems, in a changing world”, AWI-scientist Dr. Reinhard Saborowski adds.

“If the organisms are unable to compensate for extra costs caused by ocean acidification, by eating more, they suffer negative consequences in the form of reduced growth and fertility and in extreme cases death”, Dr. Sam Dupont points out. The researcher from the University of Gothenburg is senior author of the study.

The researchers in Germany and Sweden have spent several years developing their techniques. “Studying digestion in larvae is not easy since they are only about a fifth of a millimeter in length”, Dupont admits. But now we are able to analyze this important process and get an impression of how sea urchin larvae might react to future living conditions.”

###

Original publication:

Meike Stumpp, Marian Hu, Isabel Casties, Reinhard Saborowski, Markus Bleich, Frank Melzner, Sam Dupont: Nature Climate Change 2013: Digestion in sea urchin larvae impaired under ocean acidification. doi:10.1038/nclimate2028

The authors received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme, the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”, the German Ocean Acidification research programme BIOACID (Biological impacts of Ocean Acidification), the Linnaeus Centre for Marine Evolutionary at the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Research Councils Vetenskapsrdet and Formas.

Links:

http://www.geomar.de GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

http://www.physiologie.uni-kiel.de Institute of Physiology, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany

http://www.bioenv.gu.se Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

http://www.loven.gu.se Sven Lovn Centre for Marine Sciences, Kristineberg, Sweden

http://www.awi.de Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Images:

High resolution images can be downloaded at http://www.geomar.de/n1572

Contact:

Dr. Sam Dupont (Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Tel. +46(0)31 7869531, sam.dupont@gu.se

Dr. Frank Melzner (GEOMAR, FB3/EOE-B), +49(0)431 600-4274, fmelzner(at)geomar.de

Media contact:

Maike Nicolai (GEOMAR Communication & Media) Tel.: +49(0)431 600-2807, mnicolai(at)geomar.de



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Secret Service facing with another sex scandal

November 15, 2013 at 2:26 am • Posted in Uncategorized • No comments yet

(AP) — More than 18 months after a prostitution scandal in South America rocked the Secret Service, the agency in charge of protecting the president is investigating another case of suspected sexual misconduct in its ranks.

This time, two supervisory agents assigned to President Barack Obama’s protective detail have been investigated for misconduct involving sexually suggestive emails sent to a female subordinate. The alleged misconduct does not appear to involve a breach of Obama’s security.

According to The Washington Post, which first reported the inquiry Wednesday, supervisor Ignacio Zamora Jr. was reassigned. Timothy Barraclough, also a supervisor, remains with the presidential protection division.

The agency started investigating Zamora this spring after hotel staff at the upscale Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington notified the Secret Service that a bullet from Zamora’s weapon was found in a hotel room, a federal law enforcement official said. The woman in the room identified Zamora as the agent who left the bullet, the official said. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the internal investigation.

A subsequent internal investigation uncovered the emails from Zamora and Barraclough, the official said.

The Secret Service said Thursday that the agency investigates all allegations of misconduct and takes action when appropriate. The agency said neither agent would comment on the case.

News of the latest probe involving sexual misconduct prompted Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., to press acting Homeland Security Secretary Rand Beers about an internal report on the agency’s culture during a hearing Thursday.

Beers, who was testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on an unrelated topic, said he was expecting the report to be ready shortly.

In the wake of the prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, eight Secret Service employees were forced out of the agency, three were cleared of serious misconduct and at least two have been fighting to get their jobs back.

Then Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan apologized for the scandal during a congressional hearing and promptly issued a variety of rule changes, including barring agents and officers from bringing foreign nationals back to their hotel rooms and requiring that agents not drink alcohol within 10 hours of the start of a shift.

Sullivan retired earlier this year, and Obama named career agent Julia Pierson as the first woman to head the elite agency, signaling a desire to change the culture of the service.

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OUYA’s streamlined new user interface arrives later this month

November 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm • Posted in Uncategorized • No comments yet

The OUYA user interface isn’t what we’d call “ideal.” The folks behind OUYA apparently realize that too, and today we’ve got the first look at some big updates that will be coming to the Android-based $100 game console sometime this month. A company spokesperson says a new designer was brought in to …

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Tech’s greatest flip-floppers: When big shots change their tunes

November 9, 2013 at 8:39 am • Posted in Uncategorized • No comments yet
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Calculating ROI for PC hardware and Client OS Upgrades

Nearly a quarter of all businesses are still using Windows XP, despite two current and effective Windows OS options. Now, with the end-of-support for XP upcoming in 2014, many organizations are faced with the challenge more

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