Half-tonne birds may have roamed Europe at same time as humans | Science

Giant flightless birds that dwarfed modern ostriches and weighed nearly half a tonne roamed Europe when the first archaic humans arrived from Africa, scientists say. Researchers unearthed the fossilised thigh bone of one of the feathered beasts while excavating a cave on the Crimean peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea. It is the first time such a massive bird has been found in the northern hemisphere. Analysis of the 40cm-long bone and others found with it date the remains to between 1.5m and 1.8m years old, suggesting the birds may have been part of the local wildlife when Homo erectus, an ancient ancestor of modern humans, reached Europe 1.2m years ago. The enormous birds may well have been a valuable source of meat, bones, feathers and eggshells for the early human settlers, the scientists say. Nikita Zelenkov, a palaeontologist at the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that when he first received the thigh bone for study he thought it must be from a long-extinct elephant bird from Madagascar. “No birds of this size have ever been reported from Europe,” he said. But close inspection revealed that the bird probably belonged to an ancient species called Pachystruth...

The Good The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are very comfortable, have excellent noise canceling and

The Good The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are very comfortable, have excellent noise canceling and work really well as a headset for making calls. They sound better than the Quiet Comfort 35 II, are loaded with features, including the option for hands-free Alexa and Bose AR. Noise-canceling levels are adjustable, they work without power; USB-C charging; transparency mode. The Bad $50 to $100 more than their closest competitors; QuietComfort 35 II is slightly more comfortable; battery life isn’t as good as the of some competitors; the accompanying mobile app isn’t fully baked. The Bottom Line While not a quantum leap forward over the QC35 IIs, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 offers slightly better noise canceling, sound and call quality. The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, the long-awaited successor to its QuietComfort 35 II models, have a lot to live up to. The QuietComfort series is almost 20 years old and is essentially the gold standard for active noise-canceling headphones, beloved by airline travelers and open-office residents the world over for their ability to block out a good chunk of external distractions. Simply put, the QC35s are a h...

Hot Rolled Sheet Piles Market Analysis by Major Vendors, Segmentation, Market Dynamics, Historical Data & Future Trends

The Hot Rolled Sheet Piles market report analysis series and provides a comprehensive insight into the global Hot Rolled Sheet Piles channel. It analyses the market, the major players, and the main trends, strategies for success and consumer attitudes. It also provides forecasts to 2024. Look insights of Global Hot Rolled Sheet Piles  industry market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/521253    The overviews, SWOT analysis and strategies of each vendor in the Hot Rolled Sheet Piles market provide understanding about the market forces and how those can be exploited to create future opportunities. Get sample Copy of this Hot Rolled Sheet Piles Market Report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/request-sample/521253  Production Analysis: SWOT analysis of major key players of Hot Rolled Sheet Piles industry based on a Strengths, Weaknesses, company’s internal & external environments. …, Opportunities and Threats. . It also includes Production, Revenue, and average product price and market shares of key players. Those data are further drilled down with Manufacturing Base Distribution, Production Area and Product Type. Major points like Competitive Situation and...

Filter damages delay reboot of Franklin water treatment plant – News – Wicked Local Franklin, MA

Hopes for getting the town’s main water treatment plant back into service have hit another snag, which will delay its reboot — and keep the town on a full water ban — for another week or so. FRANKLIN — Hopes for getting the town’s main water treatment plant back into service have hit another snag, which will delay its reboot — and keep the town on a full water ban — for another week or so. After the long-awaited arrival and installation of specialized equipment in late September, it was expected that the plant — shuttered for a little more than three months — would be back up and running by now. But unexpected damages discovered during the testing process have caused a delay. The plant at 10 Public Works Way was shut down, along with the town’s two largest and oldest wells associated with it, as the result of a fire in one of the tanks on July 6. This forced the town to call for a rarely implemented full ban on all outdoor watering, with the exception of watering vegetable and flower gardens by hand-held hose only. Department of Public Works Director Brutus Cantoreggi said Water & Sewer Department staff have been working ...

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Hands-on Review: Dawn Of a New Design

A bold new look, substantial upgrades to the camera, and a stunning screen. The Pixel 4 is fighting for your attention, and it’s increasingly looking like it deserves it. I spent some time with the phone at Google’s hardware event in New York City, and here’s what it’s like. The Pixel 4 looks like no other Pixel phone before it. That’s because the design team wanted to use the addition of a new lens as an opportunity for a complete redesign. How do I know this? I was able to interview two of the designers that worked on the Pixel 4, and they talked in detail about all the changes — you can read the in-depth story here. Gone is the line separating the two textures typically found on Pixel phones. That means the Pixel 4, which comes in three colors (Oh So Orange, Really Black, and Clearly White), uses only one texture along its back. It’s matte glass on the white and orange models, and glossy glass on the black one. What’s distinctive is the Pixel square, which is what the designers call the square camera module housing the dual cameras, as well as the black band around the edges of the phone. The outline nicely frames the phone’s rear design, while also hiding away components li...

Five-Color RMGT 9 Series LED-UV Press Will Be Running Live at PRINTING United

RMGT proudly announces that the award-winning RMGT 9 Series offset press will help kick off the inaugural PRINTING United show in Dallas on Oct. 23-25, 2019. “With over 70 new installations since our first exhibit at Graph Expo 2014, we felt that once again running live demonstrations of our press at the first PRINTING United would draw crowds to the show and to our booth,” states Kian Hemmen, Director of Sales, Print & Finishing Solutions, the RMGT Distributor for the Southwestern U.S. “Our Commit to Print booth will focus closely on bringing greater profit to what is still the largest portion of most commercial printer’s annual revenue; offset print.  Seeing is believing and we will demonstrate live how RMGT printers enjoy a huge reduction in manufacturing cost through investment in our RMGT 9 Series press,” continues Hemmen. The 5-Color with Coater press featuring LED-UV curing, fully-automated plate changing and Insta.Color make-ready automation will run live press demonstrations every hour, on the half hour and visitors will witness for themselves how RMGT technology is redefining the economics of print throughout North America. Visitors to the RMGT Commit to Print Boot...

This makes the 0.5mm pitch connector suitable for automotive use. The series can accept a tabbed

This makes the 0.5mm pitch connector suitable for automotive use. The series can accept a tabbed FFC/FPC and inserting it into the connector is user-friendly due to the wide 110° opening range of the rotating actuator. The 2mm-high connector comes with a 0.5A current rating and up to 68 contacts. The actuator is robust and the axle is securely hooked in place from above by the tips on the end of the contacts. This forms a type of hinge to ensure it does not come off under rough operation. Firm latches within each side of the connector, known as ‘side catchers’ are provided to guide and hold a tabbed FFC/FPC in place. In addition they provide a high FFC/FPC retention force as they prevent the FFC/FPC from being pulled out easily. A clear tactile click confirms secure lock completion providing overall high connection reliability. Furthermore, the FH52K series is designed with L-shaped metal fittings to allow visual inspection of the soldering process from the top. An enhanced board retention force of approximately 90N can be achieved. Cover Feature – Würth  : Design kit for radio applications based on the Raspberry Pi – Component obsolescence – what to do next...

Colchester Market to move to Lion Walk on Saturdays

SATURDAY will be a historic day for Colchester Market as traders are set to spend their first day at a new venue. Following talks with Colchester Council, Lion Walk bosses will host the Saturday market at the shopping centre for the first time. The future of the market, which has been held in the High Street for the past three years, has been in the balance as this year saw the number of stall holders taking up pitches fall to a record low. As well as the new location the market will undergo a facelift with new gazebos, new traders and upgraded seating. A dozen stalls will take up the first opportunity to trial the new location, which will cover the area around Culver Street East and will operate from 9am to 5pm. Stall holders will be allowed to use their own stalls providing they meet appropriate safety requirements. The High Street pitch fee will be reduced to £25 per pitch and there may also be an additional market day on Wednesdays in the future. Martin Goss, councillor in charge of the market, said: “High street traders continue to face unprecedented pressures from online shopping, changing customer tastes and tighter household budgets, and Colchester Market is no exceptio...

“Rosin Tech” (or RosinTech, depending on who you ask) is a new form of home hash

“Rosin Tech” (or RosinTech, depending on who you ask) is a new form of home hash production which has taken Instagram by storm due to its simplicity and the quality of product it produces. Essentially, Rosin Tech involves using a hair straightener to combine heat and pressure as an extraction method — a process popularized by Instagram user Soilgrown. In our latest Ganjapreneur podcast, Shango Los sits down with Jeff Church (a.k.a. Reverend Cannabis) to discuss how the technique was born, how it has spread, and how it compares to other traditional hash manufacturing processes. Jeff also discusses how Rosin has spread internationally while recalling his recent trip to Spain for Spannabis, where he encountered people who had heard of it but not yet perfected the technique due to the language barrier (the most popular Instagram videos demonstrating the Rosin Tech method are in English). Jeff is the owner of ThincPure, and he also consults for legal cannabis processors and pharmaceutical companies. He worked to develop and implement the Medical Marijuana Hashish rating system for consumers and patients, he was formerly Dean of the Cannabis College, and he has worked extensively on c...

WATCH: Video Of Dog Carrying Owner’s Handbag Goes Viral

A video of a dog carrying a woman’s handbag in its mouth has gone viral, proving that dog truly is ‘man’s best friend’. The video – which was posted on Facebook – shows the Rottweiler climbing down the stairs, and walking across the street, following a woman, presumed to be its owner, all while holding the beige colour bag in its mouth. Women Bags, Women Backapcks, School Bags, Tote Bags, Shoulder Bags – Boffo,https://www.boffoleather.com/

Global Metal Meshes Transparent Conductors Market 2019 – 3M , Microchip Technology , O-Film , J TOUCH , Konica Minolta

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Macy’s Mall of America Reveals Long-Overdue Update

Macy’s has never quite seemed to understand the Mall of America—even though it is an original anchor. You’d expect the largest U.S. department store chain to treat the largest mall in America as a flagship location—a Herald Square of the North, if you will. Instead, it’s always felt mediocre, even for a Macy’s. That same mistake led Macy’s Inc. to close its under-performing Bloomingdale’s store at MOA in 2012. They said MOA shoppers were not Bloomingdale’s-level shoppers. But Bloomingdale’s shoppers didn’t find the luxury brands or experience that they expected at the MOA store. Same goes for Macy’s—the MOA store does not offer Macy’s top-tier brands, or more importantly, top-tier experience. The store’s full-service restaurant (remember Wolfgang Puck, anyone?) closed ages ago. There isn’t even a fast-casual option or a coffee bar like many other Macy’s locations. And when the mall’s public restrooms offer a superior experience to those within the department store, there’s a problem. Finally, Macy’s MOA is getting some corporate love as the only Twin Cities store included in Macy’s Growth50 Initiative—a $200 million investment to upgrade the physical space and customer exp...

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