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Women’s Soccer Honored by United Soccer Coaches for Academic Success

first_imgTo qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player’s GPA, then dividing by the number of players. 484 women’s soccer programs earned the Team Academic Award for 2017-18. Print Friendly Version KANSAS CITY – The United Soccer Coaches recognized the Drake University women’s soccer program for its academic success during the 2017-18 academic year. For the 16th consecutive school year, Drake women’s soccer earned the United Soccer Coaches College Women’s Team Academic Award for its outstanding academic success. The Bulldogs’ 2017-18 team grade point average was a 3.42, including four student-athletes with 4.00 GPAs for the entire school year.last_img read more

Two mobile homes burgled in Letterkenny

first_imgGardaí are investigating burglaries at two mobile homes at the Glebe on the Ramelton Road in Letterkenny. The incident took place last Tuesday, the 14th of May between 4 and 5 pm. A number of electrical equipment was taken during the course of the two burglaries. If anyone saw anything unexpected in the area at the time of the incident then Letterkenny Gardaí would like to hear from you on 074-9167100 or you can contact the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.Two mobile homes burgled in Letterkenny was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Follow the Insects

first_imgScience has good reason to study insects – not just because they are the most numerous and diverse animals on the planet.  They know some tricks we would do well to emulate.  Robot designers are taking the lead on following insects.Print a fly:  New printers are allowing inventors to print the paper-thin wings they need to design insect-mimicking robots.  Live Science told about how the technology is providing shortcuts for robot designers, because “Production of an untethered, flapping-hovering machine itself is very challenging, and only a few have been made successfully to date.”  Hod Lipson, robot inventor at Cornell, shared that much remains to be learned about how flapping wings work: “One reason that so few flapping-hovering machines have been demonstrated is that they are very difficult to design, laborious to make, and challenging to stabilize.”  They must be in awe of the tiny gnat.Feed a bat:  Designers at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, have invented a robo-moth they are using to study bat sonar.  The BBC News told how they tested their electronic bug with continuous-emitting bats, and found that the flying mammals are able to differentiate between fluttering and stationary objects.  The article, which includes a 3-second video clip, did not say if any bats choked on the food.Walk the walls:  It’s not just the flying that tantalizes inventors about insects; it’s also their feet.  New Scientist described how researchers at Tongji University in China studied the sticky feet of insects “to create the next generation of climbing robots.”  Insects squirt a sticky fluid that creates suction with walls and ceilings.  Minghe Li used a mixture of honey and water onto pads of his robot, but it didn’t work right till he discovered and imitated the tiny grooves on insect feet.    The article also mentioned work on gecko feet.  The designers working on gecko mimics have problems replicating the flexibility of their nanoscopic hairs.  The human-designed carbon nanotubes stiffen when made short.  Minghe Li envisions a day when “combining the adhesion methods of insects and geckos could one day lead to the ultimate sticking machine.”Monarch butterflies are on the move, reported Live Science.  Thankfully, their numbers are rebounding from an all-time low in the 2009-2010 season.  “It takes the butterflies about four generations – four cycles of mating, egg-laying and hatching – to reach the northern extent of their migration in the upper United States and Canada,” the article said.  “There, ahead of the approaching autumn weather, a bizarrely long-lived ‘super generation’ is hatched and makes the long flight all the way back to the forests of Mexico to live out the colder months in a quiet stupor, clinging to the trees before heading for Texas to mate and lay eggs come springtime.”    The remarkable life cycle of butterflies, and the epic migrations made by monarchs, will be showcased in stunning color, sound, and science in the upcoming film Metamorphosis from Illustra Media.  Its producers expect the case for intelligent design to be powerfully augmented when added to its predecessors that explored the cell (Unlocking the Mystery of Life), the universe (The Privileged Planet), and the fossil record (Darwin’s Dilemma).  A preview trailer of the film, being released this summer in high-def on Blu-Ray, is available on the Illustra site.The only article that mentioned evolution was the BBC story about robo-moths and bats.  Even then, it was only about minor changes between bats that are intermittent and continuous callers.  “He [Dr. Brock Fenton] suggests that bats could have evolved the radar-like echolocation strategy to improve their chances of catching more nutritious insect prey.”  That statement, of course, flies in the face of neo-Darwinian theory, that seeks to exclude teleological causes.  To be completely impartial, Dr. Brock should have also examined the possibility that intermittent emitters devolved from continuous callers.    But why even mention evolution?  It was certainly not germane to any of the stories.  Biomimetics is design-focused: what can we learn from living things, and how can we apply it?  As shown once more, this is one of the most productive and exciting trends in 21st-century science.  And as the new film Metamorphosis will show, Darwinism is hopelessly inadequate to explain the origin of the amazing design features of insects.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Two Canadian Opera Company Performers Seriously Assaulted In Possible Hate Crime

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Violent elements of the Canadian Opera Company’s ongoing production of Louis Riel appear to have spilled over into the real world, as sources involved with the opera report that an attack on their cast members took place during the early morning hours of May 1 in downtown Toronto.This morning, cast member James Westman recounted the details on Facebook. In a possible homophobia-motivated hate crime, two male dance performers from the Louis Riel production were violently attacked. The injuries sustained led to one victim’s withdrawal from the following Louis Riel performance, the other will allegedly require surgery to his clavicle. Of note also that both men appear to be of Indigenous heritage. James Westman did not respond to our request for further comment. Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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