We may have glimpsed liquid hydrogen abruptly changing into metallic hydrogen, which is the same stuff in the core of Jupiter. But how and when does this transition from gas to liquid metal occur? How does it behave?In April of this year, Harvard University researchers in Lyman Laboratory observed evidence of the abrupt transition of hydrogen from liquid insulator to liquid metal. It is one of the first times such a transition has ever been observed in any experiment. They published their research in Physical Review B.“This is planetary science on the bench,” said Mohamed Zaghoo, the NASA Earth & Space Science Fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). “The question of how hydrogen transitions into a metallic state – whether that is an abrupt transition or not — has huge implications for planetary science. How hydrogen transitions inside Jupiter, for example, says a lot about the evolution, the temperature, and the structure of these gas giants’ interiors.”In the earthbound experiment, Zaghoo, Ashkan Salamat, and senior author Isaac Silvera, the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences, re-created the extreme pressures and temperatures of Jupiter by squeezing a sample of hydrogen between two diamond tips, about 100 microns wide, and firing short bursts of lasers of increasing intensity to raise the temperature. The transition of liquid to metallic hydrogen happens too quickly for human eyes to observe, and the sample lasts only a fraction of a second before it deteriorates. So instead of watching the sample itself for evidence of the transition, the team watched lasers pointed at the sample. When the phase transition occurred, the lasers abruptly reflected.“At some point, the hydrogen abruptly transitioned from an insulating, transparent state, like glass, to a shiny metallic state that reflected light, like copper, gold, or any other metal,” Zaghoo said. “Because this experiment, unlike shock wave experiments, isn’t destructive, we could run the experiment continuously, doing measurements and monitoring for weeks and months to learn about the transition.”“This is the simplest and most fundamental atomic system, yet modern theory has large variances in predictions for the transition pressure,” Silvera said. “Our observation serves as a crucial guide to modern theory.”Metallic hydrogen also has important ramifications here on Earth, especially in energy and materials science.“A lot of people are talking about the hydrogen economy because hydrogen is combustibly clean, and it’s very abundant,” said Zaghoo. “If you can compress hydrogen into high density, it has a lot of energy compacted into it.”“As a rocket fuel, metallic hydrogen would revolutionize rocketry as propellant, an order of magnitude more powerful than any known chemical,” said Silvera. “This could cut down the time it takes to get to Mars from nine months to about two months, transforming prospects of human space endeavors.”
St. Leon, In. — Developing and promoting the economic and social growth of a community, state or region is rewarding, long-term work. That’s why Duke Energy and its predecessor companies in Indiana have been front and center in helping grow the communities we serve.That vital work continues in 2019 as Duke Energy has selected six locations in Indiana to participate in the company’s Site Readiness Program, which identifies, evaluates and improves sites in the company’s 69-county Indiana service territory for potential industrial development.The locations include:The Kokomo Industrial Park, located at the intersection of County 50 East and County Road 300 North (Howard County)A 186-acre parcel in the north portion of the South Madison tax-increment financing, or TIF, district in Fortville (Hancock County)A 100-plus acre parcel located at 29579 State Road 1 in West Harrison (Dearborn County)The Northpoint Business Park (Hamilton County), which is bordered by East 196th Street to the south, Grassy Branch Road to the east, 202nd/203rd Street to the north and U.S. Hwy. 31 to the westThe North Manchester Industrial Complex (Wabash County) at County Road 1100 North and Taylor Drive in North ManchesterThe North Warrick Industrial Park (Warrick County) at 9988 North State Road 57 in Elberfeld“Those of us who perform economic development work as a career know that our labor does not produce instant results,” said Erin Schneider, Indiana director of economic development for Duke Energy. “It is an honor to join forces with these hard-working economic development groups to help bring lasting change and improvement to their communities.”Three site development companies and one engineering company will evaluate the sites and make specific recommendations for attracting large companies to build their facilities there.Duke Energy will present its findings for each site – including a detailed report and conceptual drawings – to local economic development officials when the studies are completed later this year. Economic development organizations in Hancock, Hamilton, Dearborn and Wabash counties will also receive a check for $10,000 from Duke Energy to help implement the recommendations.After each site’s state of readiness has advanced, Duke Energy’s business development team will strategically market those sites nationwide to companies looking to expand or relocate their operations.Ideal properties for Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program are typically 40 acres or larger, served by the utility, or a vacant industrial building of at least 20,000 square feet identified to support renewed industrial growth and sustainable development in a community.Duke Energy’s overall economic development program has been consistently named by Site Selection magazine as one of the nation’s “Top 10 Utility Economic Development Programs.” Since 2008, the company has participated in the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs with a total capital investment of approximately $4.5 billion.For more information about Duke Energy Indiana’s economic development programs click here.
Image Courtesy: PTI/APAdvertisement i7ihsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs56v8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Euov( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) n4wWould you ever consider trying this?😱purCan your students do this? 🌚zkRoller skating! Powered by Firework India’s 5 match One Day International series against Australia started off with a disheartening defeat agains the visitors. In the first match at the Wankhede Stadium yesterday, Team India not only were all bowled out on 255 runs with still 5 balls left, they couldn’t defend their total against a swashbuckling partnership of the two Aussie openers David Warner and the skipper Aaron Finch, who vehemently dominated over the Indian bowling squad and chased down the target by the 38th over, without losing a single wicket. So, what can Virat Kohli and his squad learn from the crushing defeat?Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/APTo produce a substantial total in the first innings:Against a team like Australia in an ODI game, anything less than 300 runs in the first innings, i.e giving them an run per over target of atleast 6.0 is necessary. Unfortunately, the Men in Blues fell short of that by 45 runs, ending their innings with 255.David Warner (left) and Aaron Finch (right) chased down the target with sheer brilliance. (Image Courtesy: BCCI/AFP)The visitors won the toss and Finch opted to field first. While having the advantage of home soil, the Indian batsmen couldn’t match their oppositing’s bowling counterparts, except Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, who scored 74 and 47 runs respectively. Unfortunately, none of the other hitters of the Indian batting order went past 30 runs each.Advertisement Not changing up the already effective batting order:While Dhawan and Rahul were on a tussle for the opener spot alongside the team’s first choice Rohit Sharma, captain Kohli decided to do an experiment, and gave both of them a place in the squad However, the decision had backfired, as ICC’s 1st and 2nd ranked batsmen Kohli and Rohit both failed to produce an appreciable knock.Dhawan and Rahul were the only ones managing to produce appreciable scores. (Image Courtesy: PTI)While Rohit Sharma had an amazing spell in last month’s ODI series against West Indies, the absence of his regular partner Rahul on the 22 yards proved dertimental, as the Mumbaiker lost his wicket in the 5th over after just scoring 10 runs.Advertisement Virat Kohli to retain his spot in the batting order:Virat Kohli, who is the top ranked batsman in ICC’s ODI batting rankings, was on high expectations from the supporters. But, the skipper moved down one spot in the batting order to 4th, giving his usual 1 down spot to Rahul.The decision backfired, as the 31 year old managed to scored only 16 runs, before getting caught and bowled by Adam Zampa. In a high tension game such as yesterday, the skipper himself needed to retain his batting order spot to be able to face more deliveries.Virat Kohli left the pitch after just 16 runs. (Image Courtesy: AP)An improved performance from the middle order:After captain Kohli lost his wicket in the 32nd over, all the following Indian batsmen were unsuccessful to rack up the total. The young and talented Shreyas Iyer found himself in the mud after leaving for the dugout with only 4 runs to his name, and Rishab Pant, Ravindra Jadeja failed to lengthen the appreciable effort earlier from the Dhawan and Rahul duo.Pant (left) and Jadeja (right) were expected to perform better on the 22 yards. (Image Courtesy: TOI/PTI)A proper defending of the score from the Indian bowling squad:Despite receiving numerous praises from pundits and supproters of the cricketing fandom, all of Team India’s bowlers bit the dust against the dominating Aussie duo Warner and Finch. Jasprit Bumrah, the ICC’s world no. 1 ODI bowler and hailed to be one of the best in the world, couldn’t manage to pick any wickets and gave up 50 runs from 7 overs.Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami clueless on defending their score. (Image Courtesy: AP)Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja couldn’t make a dent in Australia’s batting prowess. The match also saw a high number of extras from the hosts, 20 in total.There was also no shortage of boundaries from the chasers. Warner and Finch together converted an astounding 30 deliveries into boundaries and 5 into sixes.It is expected that Team India learns from their mistakes in the previous game, and prepares themselves accordingly for Friday, the second and series decider match at the the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Also read-Aussie legend Ricky Ponting predicts ODI scoreline: “Australia full of confidence”Australia created history by smashing India in the 1st ODI. Find out how! Advertisement
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fourteen Anthony Wayne FFA members competed in the District 1 Agricultural and Urban Soil Judging CDE. The agricultural soils team consisted of Haley Schmersal, Madison King, Nicole McMullen, Dylan Stall, Kelly Rice, Morgan Fairchild, Patrick Wright, and Taylore Harman. The urban soils team consisted Kennedy Shartzer, Paige Miller, Lily Hassan, Carter Holck, Laura Caswell, and Maggie Burkett. The ag soils team placed 6th in their division and the urban soils team placed 8th in their division. Haley Schmersal placed 11th as an individual in the ag soils division and and Laura Caswell placed 17th as an individual in the urban soils division. Dylan Stall said “It was my first year competing and I learned a lot about types of soil. ”It was a successful competition and the chapter plan’s to compete again next year.
Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Cavaliers have lost six of their last eight games, leaving James to answer question about why they’re struggling.“We played a pretty good game, but I’m not here for moral victories,” he said. “That’s not what I’m about.”Harden has scored 30 or more points in three of the last four games, highlighted by a 56-point performance in a win over the Jazz on Sunday. It’s the second triple-double of the season for Harden and the 33rd of his career.“I thought our guys really scrapped and competed,” Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. “But Harden was Harden. He made some tough, contested 3s off the dribble, which we wanted. We contested all of them, but he made some big shots.”The Rockets made the first seven points of the second half thanks to a three-pointer by Eric Gordon and a four-point play by Trevor Ariza to take a 72-67 lead.Cleveland got going soon after that and a layup by Iman Shumpert got the Cavaliers within 1 point soon after that. But Harden made two 3-pointers to power an 8-2 run that extended Houston’s lead to 81-74 lead with about 7 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.The Cavaliers scored five quick points, capped by a 3-pointer by Green, to tie it at 87-87 about three minutes later. A 3-point play by Gordon put Houston back on top and the Rockets had extended their lead to 100-93 entering the fourth quarter.TIP-INSCavaliers: G Derrick Rose sat out because of soreness in his left ankle. Rose missed four straight games after spraining his ankle on Oct. 20 before returning to play the last two. But the ankle was still bothering him, forcing him to sit out again on Thursday night. … Shumpert started in his place and finished with seven points. .. Love had 17 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.Rockets: F Luc Mbah a Moute missed because of a bruised left knee. … Gordon added 20 points. … Harden made 13 of 14 free throws.SPRINGER’S SHOTWorld Series MVP George Springer, who led the Houston Astros to their first championship last week, was at the Toyota Center Thursday to take part in the Rockets’ First Shot promotion. Before the tipoff of each game, a local celebrity shoots a free throw for charity. A made shot gets a $5,000 donation from new owner Tilman Fertitta and the Clutch City Foundation, while a miss earns the shooter’s charity $1,000. While Springer didn’t miss too many balls while hitting .379 with five homers and seven RBIs during the World Series, he wasn’t nearly as good on the basketball court as he missed Thursday’s shot. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Houston led by seven after a layup by James with about 10 minutes left. The Rockets scored the next six points, capped by a 3-pointer by P.J. Tucker to make it 111-98. The Cavaliers used a 13-1 run, with five points from James, to cut the lead to 112-111 with 90 seconds left.Harden missed a layup after that, but grabbed a rebound and threw an alley-oop to Clint Capela, who finished for Houston’s first basket since Tucker’s 3. He was fouled on the play and made the free throw to make it 115-11 with just over a minute remaining.James made a layup on the other end, but Capela made another basket after a grabbing the rebound on a missby Harden to put Houston back up by 4 with 10.7 seconds left.Capela, who finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, blocked a shot by James in the final seconds to secure the win.“We expect him to do that,” coach Mike D’Antoni said about Capela’s solid performance. “He’s 23 years old. There’s no reason why he can’t keep getting better.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he’s playing at as high of a level as he ever has.The follow up question of why wasn’t quite as easy for Houston’s bearded star.ADVERTISEMENT Perez named NCAA MVP as Pirates banner awardees His shot earned some ribbing from Harden when Springer came into the locker room to meet him after thegame.“What was up with that shot,” Harden asked laughing.Springer answered: “I had zero touch.”NO SHOOTAROUND, NO PROBLEMThe Rockets didn’t have a shootaround Thursday morning as D’Antoni experiments with whether it’s better for his team to rest before games instead of coming into the arena in the mornings. Teams often don’t have shootaround on the second day of back-to-back games, but this different because Houston didn’t play on Wednesday. They’ve skipped shootaround two other times this season, once in New York because of traffic and a second time against Utah. Both times Houston went on to blowout wins.“Those were two of our better outings so it kind of leads to don’t do it again … if we don’t (play well) then we’ll go back and have shootaround,” D’Antoni said.UP NEXTCavaliers: At Dallas on Saturday night.Rockets: Host Memphis on Saturday night. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I don’t know,” he said before letting out an awkward laugh and looking around before continuing. “Work. Try to study the game and get better. Listen to people around me that push me and motivate me and try to be the best I can be. It’s pretty simple.”Harden had a triple-double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-113 on Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHarden also had five steals and a block as Houston extended its winning streak to four games.LeBron James had 33 points for the Cavaliers, and Jeff Green added 27. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Vogue said the celebrity guests at Thursday’s ceremony included Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West.The 36-year-old Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, a record for the professional era.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShe and Ohanian were engaged in December. Williams gave birth to a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on Sept. 1.Williams hasn’t competed since winning the Australian Open last January — while pregnant. Devin Booker’s 33 points power Suns past Lakers Read Next She has said she intends to return to the tennis tour for that same event next January. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Monday, May 1, 2017 file photo, Serena Williams, left, and Alexis Ohanian attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition in New York. The game is love for tennis star Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Ohanian. The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photos posted on Vogue’s website on Friday night, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photosposted on Vogue’s website on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion
The twelfth annual New South Wales Touch Association Junior State Cup will be played at the Thomas Dalton Reserve, Wollongong over the weekend of the 17th & 18th of February 2007.A record 286 Teams, 300 referees, and over 5000 spectators will descend on the picturesque Illawarra region to participate in the nation’s largest Touch football tournament.Teams from 49 different affilaites will compete in age groups from Under 10 – Under 18 in Boys and Girls divisions in a non-stop weekend of fast and furious action featuring the brightest and best of New South Wales junior Touch football talent.Current National Youth Squad members Ben Moylan (Penrith) and Jessica Absolum (Wagga) are among a host of junior representative stars to don the colours of their home affiliates in search of State Cup glory in 2007.Teams from as far away as Ballina in the North, Dubbo in the West, and Griffith in the South of the state have made the pilgrimage to the venue that has been home to the premier Junior event on the New South Wales calendar since 2001.New South Wales Touch Association Business Development Manager, Daniel Rushworth, is delighted with the record nominations received, and heaped praise on the work invested into junior development at affiliate level by industrious local junior officials from around the State.“We are averaging a 10 team growth annually for this event, and it’s fantastic that there is an even representation of teams from both city and country areas. We have at least 8 affiliates fielding teams in all 10 age divisions which speaks volumes for the work being invested throughout entire affiliates by hard working junior officials everywhere.” Mr. Rushworth said.25 fields will be under siege from the get go with eager young touch players lining up on the half-way lines from 8.00am through to 6.30pm Saturday. The action will recommence Sunday at 8.00am and conclude around 5.30pm.Finals will get under way from 11.00am Sunday.Local officials from the Woolongong Touch Association have worked tirelessly and professionally in conjunction with the New South Wales Touch Association on all aspects of tournament control for the showcase event to ensure the tournament proceeds without a hitch.The tents will be raised, the fields will be marked, and the teams, officials, referees, and spectators will converge to witness the cream of NSW Junior Touch battle it out for the State Cup crown.Old friendships will be reknewed, new ones will be made, and a great time will be had by all – win, lose, or draw, as the young champions of tomorrow pursue their sporting dreams playing the game that they love.Victorious members of Australia’s successful 2007 World Cup Teams will be on hand to cast an eye over the next generation of budding superstars, and to proudly display the World Cup trophy that they helped Australia retain by following their Touch football dreams all the way to the FIT World Cup in Stellenbosch in January 2007.One thing all will be hoping for is that the “four seasons in one weekend” weather stays away.If spectators spot New South Wales Touch Association Administration Manager, Kylie Hearne, leading fellow NSWTA employees in a strange dance on the side of the Thomas Dalton fields, don’t be alarmed, in fact if you are a dance floor daredevil join in, as she attempts to curry favour with the weather Gods with a NON rain, NON lightning, and NON extreme heat dance!Rest assured, the inclement weather is one New South Wales Junior State Cup tradition that all in attendance wouldn’t mind see falling by the wayside in 2007.The weather predictions might be unclear, but what is for certain is that there will be a feast of touch football action all weekend.For draws, results, and all information pertaining to the twelfth New South Wales Junior State Cup please visit the NSWTA website http://www.nswtouch.com.au/ and click on the link to the Junior State Cup.
Juventus striker Moise Kean ponders January optionsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus striker Moise Kean cannot rule out a January move away.Kean is eager to secure regular first team football after spending much of this season in the stands.A loan move away has been mooted for the youngster and he says: “Sincerely, I do not know what will happen in January.”The club will decide what to do and I only think about training and continuing to work to build something for the future. “If I feel ready for an experience abroad? I do not know yet. All I want is to become better.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Auburn’s defensive backfield is getting some experience reinforcement, courtesy of the MAC. Marshall Taylor, a standout cornerback from Miami (OH), graduates this spring, and will be eligible to play right away for the Tigers in 2016. Taylor confirmed the commitment to Auburn to AL.com earlier this week:“I’m excited. Auburn’s been to two national championships in the last five years, not a lot of programs can say that… I just believe in what Coach (Gus) Mazlahn and the whole staff has going on. They have a really good team and I’m just trying to come in and be another piece to the puzzle.”Louisville held a slight edge for Taylor prior to his visit to Auburn. He has canceled his planned official visits to Michigan State and Florida.“I’m done,” he said. “I’m a Tiger. I’m done.” The Miami Student has more on Taylor’s career with the RedHawks.The 6-foot-2, 199-pound corner was a standout during his freshman year at Miami. He led all freshmen with 40 tackles and started five of the 11 games in which he played.He redshirted the next year, but started all 12 games of the 2014 season alongside current Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins. He totaled 30 tackles, one interception and nine pass breakups.Last season, he played in 11 games, starting 10. He totaled 39 tackles and two interceptions, including a pick-six against Akron University. He had a collegiate career-high nine tackles against University of Wisconsin early in the season.Taylor’s Twitter account is private, but he’s already changed his profile picture and bio to reflect his new football home.Taylor is a Georgia native. He’ll have a chance to play in his home state for the first time as a college athlete on November 12, when the Tigers travel to face UGA.[AL.com]
TORONTO – The Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI) has agreed to sell all of its stake in NYX Gaming Group Ltd. for $35.5 million cash to a company that’s been working on a friendly takeover of the Las Vegas-based company (TSXV:NYX).The buyer is Scientific Games Corp. (Nasdaq:SGMS) which will pay $2.40 for each ordinary share of NYX and each preferred share of NYX Digital Gaming (Canada) ULC purchased from Stars Group — owner of PokerStars.Scientific Games has also agreed to a price adjustment for the Toronto-based Stars Group in certain circumstances if it pays more than $2.40 per share to acquire the rest of NYX — which has an enterprise value of about $775 million.NYX shares closed on Sept. 19 at $1.13 prior to the original announcement of its friendly takeover agreement with Scientific Games. They opened Friday at $2.41, down from a post-offer high of $2.48 on Wednesday.The original deal between NYX and Scientific Games was announced Sept. 20 and amended on Nov. 21.