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September 19 2017

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September 18 2017

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13:14

World’s largest electric vehicle

It will be the largest electric vehicle in the world: weighing in at 45 tons when empty plus 65 tons of loading capacity – and a battery pack boasting 700 kWh of storage capacity. That’s as much as eight Tesla Model S vehicles. The driver has to climb nine stairs to get to work and the e-mobile’s tires measure almost two meters in diameter. Not everything on the vehicle is new, however: the monster electric vehicle is based on a used Komatsu dumper truck, which is being disassembled and reconstructed at Kuhn Schweiz AG in Lommis. The diesel engine has already been removed and space is being made around the chassis for the battery packs, which are supposed to power the vehicle in the second half of its life.

 It is expected to transport material down from a mountain ridge and into the valley 20 times a day – more precisely, from a quarry on the slopes of the Chasseral to the Ciments Vigier SA cements works near Biel. The electric drive carries key advantages for these journeys: instead of heating up the brakes during the descent, the gigantic electric engine acts like a generator recharging the battery pack. The empty truck then uses this energy to travel back up the hill. If all goes as planned, the electric dumper truck will even harvest more electricity while traveling downhill than it needs for the ascent. Instead of consuming fossil fuels, it would then feed surplus electricity into the grid.
severak
09:54
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08:18
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08:07

Build a working game of Tetris in Conway's Game of Life

This began as a quest but ended as an odyssey.

September 15 2017

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11:05

The psychoacoustic effect of infrasonic, sonic and ultrasonic frequencies within non-lethal military warfare techniques.

Exploring the use of audio to influence humans physically and psychologically as a means of non-lethal warfare methods throughout both the 20th and the 21st century.

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severak
09:05
severak
08:34

Veyshnoria

Veyshnoria (Belarusian: Вейшнорыя, Russian: Вейшнория) is a fictional state that, according to the Zapad 2017 exercise, is a neighboring country of Belarus. Veyshnoria occupies most of the Grodno Region and the northwestern parts of the Minsk and Vitebsk regions.

The "proclamation" of the state caused a response on the Internet, often humorous.  On 30 August 2017, a satirical Twitter account of the Foreign Ministry of Veyshnoria appeared, which published political statements on behalf of the state. According to the account, the anthem of the state is the song Niamon (meaning "Neman") by the Belarusian band Stary Olsa. The same account says that the official residences of the state are in Grodno, the parliament and the government (in addition to the Ministry of Culture) in Lida, and the cultural capital of Veyshnoria is Smarhon. Veyshnoria is also present on Facebook, and its Russian Wikipedia article had been noted as "a dry rundown of how Veyshnoria emerged." A satirical account of the Ministry of Defence of Veyshnoria has also been registered.
severak
07:59

https://github.com/hvf/franchise

Franchise is a lightweight but powerful SQL tool with a notebook interface.
severak
07:54
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07:54
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07:53

This Ship Is Not Sinking—It’s Flipping for Science

 It looks like the bow of a regular boat, chopped off and tacked onto end of a submarine. FLIP lives up to its name; it’s designed to do what no other boat does without sinking—flip a full 90 degrees by submerging 300 feet of its hull and leaving just 55 feet of bow above the water. The result is a quiet, stable platform for precise scientific measurements at sea.

September 13 2017

severak
08:57

Interview with Edward Snowden 'There Is Still Hope - Even for Me'

DER SPIEGEL: Attention can be like a drug.

Snowden: Yeah, for certain personality types. But for me? You have to understand that my life literally is defined by a love for privacy. The worst thing in the world for me is the idea that I will go to the grocery store and someone will recognize me.

DER SPIEGEL: Does that happen?

Snowden: Just a few days ago, I was at the Tretyakov Gallery and there was a young woman there. And this woman is like, "You are Snowden." I think she might have been German. And I said, "yeah," and she took a selfie. And do you know what? She never published it online.

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September 12 2017

severak
13:55

UNDERCOVER IN TEMP NATION

Amina Diaby died last year in an accident inside one of the GTA’s largest industrial bakeries where, the company says, worker safety is its highest concern. The 23-year-old was one of thousands of Ontarians who have turned to temporary employment agencies to find jobs that often come with low pay and little training for sometimes dangerous work. The Star’s Sara Mojtehedzadeh went undercover for a month at the factory where Diaby worked.

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September 10 2017

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