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ECLIPSE with Two helicopters, a submarine and 114 suites (with balconies) It's A designed and equiped to sail to the Antarctic. Farr Yacht Design has released the first 3D renderings of the new Super 12 yachts that will be sailed in the San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge beginning in July 2017 on San Francisco Bay. Britton Ward, the lead designer of the Super 12s, said the renderings are a big step in the process leading to the final design. Ward said Tuesday that the entire staff in Annapolis, Maryland, is working on the project so tooling production can begin in May.
The Super 12s are a modernized, one-design version of the venerable 12 Meters that were used in the America's Cup from 1958-1987.
The San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge, also known as the Super 12 Cup, was founded by former America's Cup executive Tom Ehman. The Fizes Valley and the adjacent tributaries, stretch over 460 kilometers in Transilvania( an historic Principality, once independent, which is currently within the North West of Romania). The District includes nearly two dozen traditional farming villages and is currently under the joint administration of two NGO's - Eco Transilvania and Ecochoice - A under the terms of a five-year contract with the Romanian Ministry of the Environment.
When you set up aA CHAPSA transfer you will normally need to visit a branch of your bank and take your bank card and a form of identification such as your driving licence. Before making aA CHAPSA payment it is worthwhile checking your banka€™s value limit for sending a Faster Payment as potentially payments of up to A?100,000 can be sent via this payment system and if this system is an option it is likely to be cheaper or even free.
Consumer protection providing immediate refund will apply if you are an innocent victim of fraud a€“ your claim needs to be made within the 13 months of fraudulent transaction leaving your account.
CHAPSA payments can be sent to most UK bank accounts and will arrive and can be drawn on the same day providing the funds are released before 3pm.
Newly qualified yacht engineers can expect $19 to $20 an hour in South Florida and there just aren't enough of them. Launched seven years ago in a hangar-like building near Florida's Turnpike in Miramar, Broward College's marine program aims to prepare students to handle mechanical and electrical needs on yachts a€” everything from engines to air conditioning systems, electric generators to desalinization units. The Marine Industries Association of South Florida pushed for the program, and Broward College increasingly collaborates with association members and other businesses to place students in jobs.
In all, the marine industry a€” including yachts and other craft and businesses from manufacturing to sales and service a€” supports more than 136,000 jobs in South Florida, mainly in Broward. Yacht technicians are just a tiny fraction of that total, which also includes carpenters, captains, salespeople and others. Indeed, demand for yacht technicians is so strong that the Broward College program, with 55 students enrolled, is nearing capacity in Miramar. Alex Thomson (40) and Pepe Ribes (43) A were swapping the jib top for the Headsail and while neither was in place all the stress went on one forestay causing the main steel pin in the the drum to shear.
Two years after a putsch against the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) a new five-year strategic plan has put the association on a new tack, reports The Irish Times.
If nothing else the blueprint serves as written confirmation the ISA no longer sees itself purely in a a€?national governing bodya€? role but in the same boat as the clubs and classes it was set up to serve. The plan is based on the views that were put to a a€?Strategic Review Groupa€? in 2013 that assessed how the association needed to adjust to better serve the sport. Its author Neil Murphy, a former ISA president, says the underlying principle is moving from a a€?governance approacha€? to one of the principal stakeholders in the sport a€?working together with a goal of encouraging and developing participationa€?.
Ita€™s still just a plan on paper a€“ not yet on water a€“ and for this master plan to work it must first get the buy-in of a 17,000-plus strong sailing community, spread across a network of clubs on lakes, rivers and around the coast. Ita€™s a major step forward on previous strategic plans but Murphy warns a€?it can only work if there is a joint commitment between the clubs and the associationa€?. Irish sailing publication afloat.ie reports, a€?This blueprint looks like a positive step forward not least because it makes an attempt to implement measurable targets for the good of grassa€“roots sailors. AYB discovers major A UK art world websites and BBC propagating identical mythical UK law to justify claims to copyright of photos of Paintings in the public domain.
A Art A Collections cannot gain and sell or transfer legal Copyright without creating original art.
The PCF a registered charity claims to have digitised the UK's national collection of oil paintings.
The photographer uses training and skill to photograph a painting and he or she holds copyright in that photographic image. The Museums Copyright Group ignore this ruling when they report on a case in USA, even though the US Judge relied on Lord Oliver's ruling above.
BBC involvement "Two sets of permissions are required if the artist is alive, or has been dead for less than 70 years (one from the collection, which retains copyright of the photographic image, and one from the rights holder of the painting). AYB is the British Foundation with the remit to promote best practices in sales and purchase of used vessels. He was brought back to the beach on the River Teign Rowing Cluba€™s safety rib and given mouth-to-mouth and chest compression on the way back to shore. The rower from Salcombe was taken to Torbay Hospital by ambulance and is understood to be making a good recovery. Brixham coastguards said the incident happened at just before 3pm: a€?Teignmouth National Coastwatch requested assistance to a male being brought ashore at Teignmouth Beach suffering possible Cardiac Arrest from a rowing event. Following hot on the heels of a highly successful 2014 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show, the organisers have received a flurry of high-profile repeat bookings for next yeara€™s event, which will be held 23 to 26 April 2015.
Missing yachtswomans lifejacket has no emergency beacon fitted, search goes on regardless after yacht is hit by dredger off Felixstowe on Sunday. Footage here of a Sea King Helicopter such as used in this search, being shown to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by her Grandson Prince William.
Sunday evening's launch at Anacortes Washington turned into a sidways roll which caused the engine room to flood, despite efforts by the crew to readjust the ships ballast.
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The beauty of cloud computing is that it is infinitely scaleable, we can use as much bandwith and storage as we need and never need to interrupt our site to move it to a bigger server again.
To make this available to all marine companies we have set up Hosting.AYB to provide cloud hosting at lower rates then normally paid for traditional shared hosting. Modern, Easy and A intuitive, it includes One click installation of Two Hundred mainstream software packages. However, you can't help feeling sorry for the German guy who was refused entry to the A Honokohau Small Boat Harbour by the Harbourmaster because all moorings there are A reserved for local boat owners. The Harbour master directed him to nearby Kaiula bay which was clearly marked as an anchorage on the local cruising guide as well as the chart. The classic yacht was stripped to the hull, totally rebuilt and lavishly re-equiped with zero speed stabilisers, state of the art A entertainment systems and superb built-in solid wood joinery. Rolly Marine of Fort Lauderdale and Rybovich Shipyard in Palm Beach collaborated in this re-creation.
James Male's father Graham read out a statement beside the British Foreign and Commonwealth office, thanking US coatsguard, the British Government and all thos who tokks considerable risks to seek their lost family members. For three hours on Saturday a qualified instructor led the trainees in sailing tasks and games in brand new dinghies, all this was funded by Sport England.
Taiwan International Boat Show Kicks off with 60 luxury yachts to celebrate the first 60 years of yacht building in Taiwan. Tens of thousands of visitors visited this grand show that features 168 foreign and domestic exhibitors. The largest yacht at the show was the RP110 model designed by Horizon Yachts, the fifth-largest custom luxury yacht builder in the world, which is also a winner of the 2014 Taiwan Excellence Awards.
Meanwhile, Kha Shing Enterprises presented its latest Monte Fino CAT 45 Sports Fish model, with ample space for fishing and recreation that's specially designed for fishing fans or taking buddies on fishing voyages. Taiwan yacht builders have returned from all over the world for this first boat show that's packed with prestigious international guests. Taiwan yacht parts and components suppliers have also attracted the interest of many international shipbuilding companies. In addition to overseas visitors, the Boat Show has also attracted visitor registration of executives from over 500 well-known companies in Taiwan. Simon Talbot the skipper and his hard-working crew battled hard to beat close rival Henri Lloyd. They are now top of the 2013-14 Clipper Race overall scoreboard and hot favourites to win the prize.
11pm Saturday night Cranston Firefighters called to the Rhode Island Yacht Club marina, where they discovered a group of yachters cut off by a raging fire. US coastguard and A Department of Environmental Management also attended, A one fireman sustained a back injury. New Zealander Todd Veroe 36 took a leak on Saturday night while the two crew were sleeping. Enter a large wave and Todd is washed off deck and finds himself swimming as the yacht motors away. All Schooners have at least two masts which were originally gaff rigged and built in Holland in the Fifteen hundreds. It is still in early stages, but the idea is that if you use readily available basic cheap diy materials and avoid fancy-priced sea-going marine fittings It is possible to build a simple solar powered floating home with electric drive and basic home utilities, suitable for use on inland lakes and canals. The design is modular, so that a small home can be dis-assembled and transported in a standard Ford transit van.
There is currently a DIY manual and various Kits and components to supplement your local supplier. A Yachtsmen from 23 countries came together to put their all in thrillingly close competition all enhanced by the glorious Carribean sunshine andlocal festive atmosphere which was rocking for five days and nights! A luxury yacht is lifted from the water in Kaohsiung Harbor and transported to the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in preparation for the launch of the Taiwan International Boat Show, May 2.
Taiwan's first international boat show, will exhibit 60 boats with a combined market value of NT$7 billion (US$233 million) starting May 8.
The vessel was built by the Horizon Group, the leading Taiwan-based luxury yacht builder and the only Asian company among the top 10 brands of the global luxury yacht market. The show will provide an exceptional opportunity for visitors to see various yachts, either at sea from a ferry or by purchasing tickets to enter the indoor exhibition center, Kaohsiung Marine Bureau director Lai Jui-lung said. According to a report carried in the Financial Times last July, Taiwan overtook Germany to become the world's sixth-largest yachtmaker, yet sales are much lower than before the 2008 financial crisis.
Most of the world's top yacht makers capitalize on the fact that they are European by trading on their nations' famous histories in seafaring and design, however, the Financial Times quoted a market research firm as saying that Taiwanese boat builders have seen their reputations improve over time. The four-day Taiwan International Boat Show is one of just three luxury yacht shows that are exhibited indoors, along with Boot Dusseldorf and the Genoa International Boat Show, according to Chuang Ming-liao, a board member of the Taiwan Yacht Industry Association.
The annual three day event, which is organised by Jersey Marinas on behalf of Ports of Jersey regularly attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors over the weekend and is the largest free-entry event in the Channel Islands and enjoyed not only by the Islanda€™s large boating community but residents and visitors alike. Although the event has grown in size and popularity since those early days our commitment to support and promote Jerseya€™s valuable marine leisure industry has never waived and remains as strong as ever. RYA is sponsoring "Push the Boat Out", a National Weekend of sailing and windsurfing with open days across the land. A a€?Push the Boat Outa€™ will take place over the weekend of 17-18 May and will see sailing clubs across the country holding open days and inviting those who live locally to come and a€?have a goa€™ at sailing and windsurfing with an experienced sailor.
Whether you are a regular sailor, new to the sport or simply want a day out with the family, Push the Boat Out provides the perfect opportunity for everyone to get out on the water and celebrate a national weekend of sailing.
The biggest sailing competition ever in Bulgaria, happened in Bourgas Bay over the last five days.
I wonder… would the mythic heroes of ancient Greece or Rome or America have given their deaths to save their brethren? I met Whistler in the seaside village of Mezkor, on the western coast of the supercontinent. There was nothing mysterious about why Deepspace Development Corporation had been so eager to send a survey team. Yet another reason I am a cynic: cynicism provides a convenient facade for cowardice to hide behind.
On the morning the trouble started, we were walking a familiar stretch of beach near the village: sand glistening like snow, sun shining down so hot and bright that the ocean sparkled like a molten mirror. Synobians looked remarkably humanoid, considering the vagaries of evolution: two arms, two legs, bipedal gait. Riddles within riddles… or so it seemed, after the translator finished tying his meaning into knots. After a long day of misunderstanding Whistler in ways variously novel and familiar, I sought the only solace available on a remote survey mission: a fistful of aspirin and a bottle of synthetic scotch. Dexter pulled the orb from my shaking hands, teeth gleaming inside a dark tangle of moustache and beard. I stowed the ghost stones in back of the skimmer - under Whistler's careful scrutiny - then steered us in the direction he pointed: over the forest, toward the cliffs that ran along the coast north of A Camp.
Hordes of insectile creatures poured from the mound, swarmed over Krysta's body in wriggling profusion. We dragged our macabre cargo through the forest despite the moonless night, our path lit by the eerie glow of luminescent fungi. I programmed the medibots as best I could to recognize the offending organs, then injected them into Whistler's neck. I passed my vigil leaning against the trunk of a mushroom fern, listening to a symphony of unseen creatures prowl the alien night. I have since often pondered what life was like for Lazarus after the world moved on to other miracles. Dexter Conley emerged from the shadows beneath the cliffs, followed by a younger man: Paul Killian, the rookie supervisor Jenny Margolis had left in charge.
Dexter waded out into the tide, stomping and flailing and cursing in the area where Krysta's stone had disappeared. A glistening island of silver flesh breached the sea behind him, rising up and up, like a mountain spawned by the titanic collision of undersea continents.
We've learned a great deal since Dexter - may he roast in Hell - pointed us in the right direction. We rode to the port in a small shuttle that was crammed to the rafters with a wedding party from Indianapolis.
Built in 2003 and registered in Hamilton Bermuda, this sixteen deck floating hotel is a beauty.
After the life boat drill, we dropped our vests off at the cabin and headed for deck # 15 and one of the more pleasant rituals, a drink at departure. We walked down to deck # 5 and the Bordeaux dining room, our assigned trough for the duration. A glass of Cabernet was followed by Spring rolls, mushroom soup, caesar salad, a seafood in pastry medley and a delicious swiss torte for dessert. Late afternoon found us in the deck 14 gym again for a 45 minute workout on the weights and exercycle. The ship was motoring on a Southwest course through the Windward passage between Cuba and Cap Dame headland of Hispanola bound for Aruba.
After breakfast, we read for a time in our cabin and then settled in for a delicious hour long nap. It was windy and humid out so we walked top the deck seven Princess Theater and settled in to watch a€?The Duchessa€? for two hours. We cleaned up for dinner and enjoyed a Martini on the balcony, watching the sea around us and relaxing before dinner. At seven P.M we walked along the deck seven interior promenade and enjoyed the ebb and flow of guests coming to and from dinner. We walked along the main drag and admired the prosperous looking facades of the business section.
From the Park, we walked back through the busy streets of Orangestad until we found a small internet cafe. We were standing topside as the Island Princess cast off her lines and eased out of Orangestad, bound for Cartegena, Columbia.
After the lecture, we hit the deck 14 gym for an houra€™s workout with weights and exercycles. The school system in Columbia is graduated and tuition is charged according to certain professions. It now is a city of over one million souls, many of whom we were to discover to our dismay, were aggressive street vendors bent on draining every tourist of any money that they held on their person, willingly or not. The fortress itself is huge and solid, like El Moro in Havana or those in Puerto Rico and St.
After again running the gauntlet of the slum dog vendors, we reboarded the bus and drove off through the busy streets.
At the hilltop, outside the monastery, we again waded through the slum dog vendors to get inside the ancient grounds.
Just inside the old citya€™s walls, we stopped at what had been both a jail house and a soldiers barracks. An imposing statue of Columbia's founding father, Simon Bolivar, sits astride a horse at the center of the shaded square. The ubiquitous slumdogs buzzed around us like angry mosquitoes on our line of march to the Church of Pedro Claver. From the church we walked over to a restored limestone building called the Naval Museum, though why we could not discern .
We waded through the obnoxious slumdogs one more time to get back to the bus and its air conditioned comfort.
We were tiring and mildly dehydrated, so we retreated to our room to read for a time( Double Cross- James Patterson), cool off and relax. After a bit, we cleaned up in the cabin, dressed for dinner and walked down to the deck six Provence Dining room. A glass of Cabernet, smoked salmon appetizers, tomato soup, caesar salad, sole Florentine and chocolate cake made for another wonderful meal. The process was repeated twice more until the Princess sailed into the manmade lake Gatun and motored to its center. The Canal had been built in the early 1900a€™s, completed in 1914 at a cost of $387 Million dollars by the United States, after a failed French effort. We walked topside for an hour enjoying the view of the locks and Lake Gatun and marveling at the engineering involved in creating this man mad river across Central America. The ship dispatched several tenders full of tour groups headed for rail and bus tours in Panama. We settled for a breakfast of kippers, omelets and fruit in the Horizons Cafe on deck 14, then returned to our cabin to read for a bit and catch a one hour nap. We changed into our gym clothes and hit the deck 14 gym for an hours workout with exercycles and weights. We sat for a time drinking an icy cold Heinekena€™s beer and watching native dancers do a rhythmic and enchanting Calypso and singers belt out the haunting a€?Day Oha€? a Caribbean favorite about banana pickers. Soon after, the Island Princess slipped her lines and edged gracefully from her berth to follow the Lyrica.
We followed a crew member off the ship to the wharf area where we got on to a large Swiss Tours bus for the trip.
First a€?discovereda€? and named by Christopher Columbus in 1502, Costa Rica (Rich Coast in Spanish) had declared her independence from Spain in 1821.
As the bus emerged from the warm and humid drizzle of the rain forest, the air began to clear. As we traversed the mountains at the 8,000 foot level, we entered Trillaurillo National Park. The central court of the museum is flowered with cacti plants and bougainvillea and has a vista of the mountains and valley beyond. From the restaurant, we traversed the busy city streets, They were clogged with automobile traffic.
The driver pulled along the roadside so we could all look up and watch a three toed sloth hanging from a roadside tree. As the bus descended back into the rain forest of the coastal areas, we could see large puddles where the rain had fallen. Escargot, corn chowder, salad, pasta with mussels and an apple torte, accompanied with a glass of Cabernet, made for another pleasant dining experience.
After our swim, we changed into our workout gear and hit the gym for an hour of weights and the exercycle, still trying to win the caloric battle.
After sitting topside sunning and swimming, we changed and sat down in the Bordeaux dining room for lunch. We had a glass of cabernet on our balcony and read for a time, enjoying the lazy day at sea in the late afternoon sun.
We walked topside for a time after dinner, enjoying the night air and the moonlight sparkling on the sea. From Spanish class, we hit the gym again for another hour workout on the weights and excercylce. It was our last night aboard and our small cabin looked like a clothes bomb as we packed for out departure.
It was late and we needed to finish packing our bags, so we returned to the cabin and completed out task. We found some coffee topside and walked the deck observing the hustle and bustle of a great ship entering port. Many of the daily letters that the 2045 Initiative and I receive ask the question: will only the very rich be able to afford an avatar in the future, or will they be relatively cheap and affordable for almost everyone? The Electronic Immortality Corporation will be a social network, operating under the rules of a commercial company.
Even the smallest volunteer contribution to the work of the Corporation will be rewarded by means of its own virtual currency that will be emitted for two purposes only: a) to reward volunteer work, and b) to compensate real financial investments in the company. First, we will establish an expert group, which will shape the final concept and the statutes of the Electronic Immortality Corporation. Second, we will announce and organize two competitions: a) to create the corporate identity of the Electronic Immortality Corporation, and b) the code of the social network.
MIT’s new algorithm takes a decentralized approach and factors in not just stationary obstacles but also moving ones.
Because each robot communicates only with its close neighbors, the bandwidth required for communications is greatly reduced, particularly when there are a lot of robots.
The algorithm accounts for obstacles in motion by including time as a fourth mapping dimension.
In simulations involving squadrons of mini helicopters, the algorithm came up with the same flight plans that a centralized version did but allowed for small variations as conditions required. Each robot updates its map several times per second, calculating the trajectory that will maximize both local and global objectives. To simulate environments in which humans and robots work together, the researchers are also testing a version of their algorithm on wheeled robots whose goal is to collectively carry an object across a room where humans are also moving.
He likens that change as the next step in our evolution, the same way our ancestors developed to use the frontal cortex 2 million years ago. If you have found this interesting - feel free to comment, to share, to discuss with your friends. Researchers at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York have recently published in Nature an article where they describe successful results of the technology which sends signals from brain of paralysed person directly to his muscles. The recent paper in Friday’s edition of Journal Science Advances contain report from Japanese scientists on the new technology that could help to create electronic skin display. The most obvious application of electronic skin display technology is health metrics and educational supplement, but as Professor Takao Someya of University of Tokio who had led the project has said, displays can add whole new dimention of how we communicate with each other. Last week Yury Milner a Silicon Valley philanthropist and Stewen Hawking a world-known physicist and cosmologist have announced Breakthrough Starshot. On 14th of April, 2016, the first live broadcast of surgery through virtual reality has taken place in London.
In their original study, titled "Brainprint," published in 2015 inNeurocomputing, the research team was able to identify one person out of a group of 32 by that person's responses, with only 97 percent accuracy, and that study only incorporated words, not images. According to Laszlo, brain biometrics are appealing because they are cancellable and cannot be stolen by malicious means the way a finger or retina can.
Zhanpeng Jin, assistant professor at Binghamton University's departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, doesn't see this as the kind of system that would be mass-produced for low security applications (at least in the near future) but it could have important security applications.
Functional disorders in the heart muscles, particularly arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat), are among the most common cardiac pathologies.
Agladze and his colleagues "taught" the azoTAB molecules to control cardiomyocytes so that one configuration did not prevent voluntary contractions (passive), and the other (active) "deactivated" contractions.
The scientists have now been able to explain how the different forms of azoTAB affect cardiomyocytes. Ion channels are used to transfer "commands" from one cell to another; they act as "gates" allowing ions to pass through cell membranes. It was found that after three minutes of exposure to the active form of azoTAB, the current through the calcium and sodium channels reduced by more than two times, and in the potassium channel it increased one and a half times. The work started with Japanese colleagues in Kyoto, but end results have been accomplished only now in MIPT. Endowing robots and prosthetics with a human-like sense of touch could dramatically advance these technologies. The researchers created a smart skin out of ultra-thin plastic films and just four electrodes made from silver nanowires. Pepper is the first ever robot to read human emotions and it will be helping students who struggle to communicate with other pupils and teachers, and those with difficulties learning English and robot technology.
The humanoid robot also has customer service skills and they were tested in a number of establishments, however designers had to put a sex ban on the robot after discovering people were installing 'sexy' apps which enabled them to touch it.
The food company employed Pepper to communicate with people and sell their Nescafe coffee machines by reading and understanding the customers. A description of the robot was published on the company's website: "Pepper is the first humanoid robot designed to live with humans. President Obama has discussed the science of spinal cord research this week on the Science Channel and Discovery News. Today, a team of scientists says they made another step toward that goal by recording and translating brain signals to bypass a spinal cord injury and allow a 24-year-old man to move his hand again.
Bouton and colleagues from Batelle Research and Ohio State University report in the journal Nature on an experiment in which they implanted a small chip in a section of the brain called the motor cortex of a paraplegic male patient. The chip recorded some of the electronic brain signals that were activated when the patient, Ian Burkhardt, was shown images of various hand movements -- processing more than three gigabytes of information every minute. Of course, Burkhardt can only move his arm while connected to the device inside the laboratory at Ohio State. Tokyo-based Hitachi unveiled a new black-and-red humanoid robot dubbed EMIEW3 last Friday.
It can also get up when knocked down, which is significant because it means the robot can function the entire day on its own like an employee normally would. Right now, EMIEW3 is just a proof of concept, so you won't be seeing the little guy anytime soon. EMIEW3 is just further proof that robots are poised to take on jobs in the service industry, meaning these autonomous bots are both becoming more regular sites and forever altering the career landscape. Most people who suffer traumatic injuries have incomplete lesions of neural circuits whose function can be partially restored from the reconfiguration of the spared circuits with rehabilitative training. In this week's issue of Nature Neuroscience, biologists at UC San Diego report that removing the gene that encodes Ryk, a cell surface receptor for signaling proteins that control the wiring of the nervous system in development, enhances the ability of adult mice to remodel their neural circuits for the recovery of fine motor control after spinal cord injury.
Zou and colleagues in his laboratory discovered more than a dozen years ago that Wnt protein gradients in the developing embryo also guide the growth of axons, the nerve fibers that connect the nerve cells into the highly organized network of neural circuits. To elucidate the role of the Wnt proteins in spinal cord repair, the scientists developed a strain of mice that allowed them to remove Ryk from the motor cortex of the adult mouse.
Using this strain of mice and a normal control group, the scientists lesioned the dorsal column--the white matter tract within the spinal cord--at the C5 location of the spine to mimic a partial spinal cord injury in the mice.
After training, the scientists found that their mice that lack Ryk recovered significantly better one month after injury and stay better for months to come.
The researchers also generated a monoclonal antibody that blocked the function of the Wnt receptor, Ryk.
A team at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University used CRISPR to try to introduce a mutation into human embryos that makes people immune to HIV. The team say they were trying to evaluate methods of precisely modifying early human embryos. Both studies used a basic form of CRISPR, but the technology is advancing at a dizzying pace, and improved methods have already been developed. On the plus side, the team did not find any unintended mutations in the embryos, although they only checked for these in 28 sites in the genome where they thought they were likely to occur. Gene-editing children might be worth these risks if it was the only way to prevent serious disease, but it is not. Rumour has it that at least three other studies involving gene-editing human embryos have been done in China but their results have not yet been published. For its 3D Cocooner project, Festo has taken design cues from insects and arachnids that spin or weave a fluid into a solid thread to make protective enclosures or traps for their prey. Attached to the end of a tripod-like mechanical positioning system is a precision spinneret that's fed a constant thread of 2400tex fiberglass roving. As it leaves the spinneret, the 2 mm fiberglass thread is moved through a pair of rollers that apply a coating of UV-curing resin.
Part multicopter, part helicopter and part alien spaceship, e-volo's Volocopter can take off and land vertically and also hover in the air when need be. Despite its complex shape and daunting appearance, the Volocopter is designed to bring personal flight to the masses by being easy to fly – so easy that anyone can apparently have a go.
If things continue to run as planned for e-volo, it plans to start building large quantities of the Volocopter and enter the market within the next two years, with a view to eventually offering air taxi services and another form of public transport.
Simply moving an organ from one animal species into another provokes a violent and immediate attack from the host’s immune system. Mohiuddin and his colleagues have been experimenting with more targeted drugs that might protect a transplant without dramatically tamping down the whole immune system. In human patients that would confer an increased risk of infection, says Sachs, whose own lab is working on ways to induce long-term tolerance after organ transplants. Another major caveat, says transplant immunologist and physician Daniel Salomon of Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, California, is that the results don’t prove the hearts would function well in the chest. The research is detailed in a paper placed online April 7 by the journal Physical Review Letters.
It is in these centers where scientists want to harness control of the spin, or electron states, of qubits. For a solid material such as a chip, sound may be an ideal tool for building a network of interacting atoms, with sound waves carrying information from one atom to the next, Golter said.
Now, Salk scientists have uncovered the surprising extent to which both dying and dead neurons are cleared away, and have identified specific cellular switches that are key to this process. Two decades ago, the Lemke lab discovered that immune cells express critical molecules called TAM receptors, which have since become a focus for autoimmune and cancer research in many laboratories. Many cells die normally during adult neurogenesis, but they are immediately eaten by microglia. When the researchers more closely examined this process by tagging the newly growing neurons in mice's microglia missing Mer and Axl, they noticed something else interesting. How -- and to what extent -- this unchecked new neural growth affects a mouse's sense of smell is not yet known, according to Lemke, though it is an area the lab will explore.
The Lemke lab did one more series of experiments to understand the role of TAM receptors in disease: they looked at the activity of Axl and Mer in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease.
But the researchers were in for a surprise when they removed Axl and Mer from the Parkinson's mice. The subjects in the team's 26 trial runs showed signs of arousal when Nao asked them to touch its intimate areas.
Li also said that their work illustrates just how powerful robots can be as a new form of media, as we respond to them -- humanoid ones, especially -- as we would respond to another human being.
Today (April 6), researchers at MIT’s CSAIL computer science lab announced that they can print working robots on one 3D printer, from a single print.
The repair system, similar to the method used by salamanders to regenerate limbs, could be used to repair everything from spinal discs to bone fractures, and has the potential to transform current treatment approaches to regenerative medicine. Study lead author, haematologist and UNSW Associate Professor John Pimanda, said the new technique, which reprograms bone and fat cells into induced multipotent stem cells (iMS), has been successfully demonstrated in mice. There are different types of stem cells including embryonic stem (ES) cells, which during embryonic development generate every type of cell in the human body, and adult stem cells, which are tissue-specific. The technique developed by UNSW researchers involves extracting adult human fat cells and treating them with the compound 5-Azacytidine (AZA), along with platelet-derived growth factor-AB (PDGF-AB) for approximately two days.
The new technique is similar to salamander limb regeneration, which is also dependent on the plasticity of differentiated cells, which can repair multiple tissue types, depending on which body part needs replacing.
The study's first author, Dr Vashe Chandrakanthan, who developed the technology, said the new technique is an advance on other stem cell therapies being investigated, which have a number of deficiencies. Neurosurgeon and Conjoint Lecturer with UNSW's Prince of Wales Clinical School, Dr Ralph Mobbs, will lead the human trials, once the safety and effectiveness of the technique using human cells in mice has been demonstrated. Research shows that up to 20% of spinal implants either don't heal or there is delayed healing. How will these robots know where they'll be needed to go next, to be useful but not in the way? While "autonomy" means "self-governance" (from Greek), no man is an island; the same appears to be valid for our robotic creations. The problem is that autonomous machines and humans do not fully understand each other, and often speak in languages each other does not know – and has not yet started to learn. The question for the future is how we transmit intent between humans and robots, in both directions.


Research into bioengineered tissues has led to important achievements in recent years--with a number of different tissue types being created--but there are still obstacles to be overcome. To perform the work, published in Science Advances, the researchers took cells from mouse gums and used chemicals to transform them into stem cell-like iPS cells. One important key to the development was that treatment with Wnt10b, a signaling molecule, resulted in a larger number of hair follicles, making the bioengineered tissue closer to natural tissue. They have been described as having a classic look above the waterline while having a modern appendage package with a deep lead bulb with wings and a trim tab to provide exceptional upwind performance.
Banks themselves useA CHAPSA to move money around the financial system but there are several situations where individuals use it too. Ita€™s only used for Sterling transactions and payments are unconditional a€“ once theya€™ve been made they cana€™t be recalled without the recipienta€™s consent. That's up from roughly 92,000 jobs in the area in 2010, the association said in an October report. Thomson was right beside the furling drum when the pin sheared watching in dismay as the mast hinged backwards, carrying the sails with it and breaking as it landed. The association lost a quarter of its members in the recession and key yacht clubs are still in choppy financial waters. That rule was something lacking on a now scrapped 2020 vision document suba€“titled a€?grow the sport, grow the membership, grow the organisationa€™. It saves them money and helps propagate our fine art heritage on the internet to many who might not see it elsewhere.
From superyacht builders and yachting lifestyle accessories to brokers and dealers of superyachts, multihulls, day cruisers and sportfishers, a wide variety of companies have already committed to returning again in 2015.
The A US coastguard investigation into the cause is ongoing and the usual preventitive measures A have commenced to keep the diesel in A the tanks and out of the sea. Our latest research led us to abandon traditional hosting services and move into Cloud Hosting.
With so many servers carrying the load, even with our large number of sites, we never have to worry about increasing the number of yacht listings, or sudden increase in traffic again. What that means is, you don't have to search the web for your package, then download it, then install it, then set it up. There were vessels and gear of every shape and size including 40 yachts, sailboats and power-driven boats on display in the column-free North Halls.
Over one thousand international media and VIP guests A registered online or accepted invitations to visit the show. Procurement personnel from shipbuilders are here from key players including Sea Ray Boats under the world's largest yacht-making group Brunswick Corporation, renowned U.S.
Through the ibon kiosks at 7-Eleven convenience stores, over 10,000 tickets were pre-sold before the show opened. The fire department recue boat was quickly deployed and the people were saved without injury. The 33.5-meter, 100-tonne Horizon RP110 will be the biggest one on display, according to officials from Kaohsiung City's Marine Bureau.
Production at yards in Taiwan reached just US$148 million in 2012, down from US$357 million in 2008. Staging such an event of this scale requires dedication and commitment by all parties involved and we are delighted with the continuing support and enthusiasm for the show, not only with our local business partners and exhibitors but by an ever-increasing number from across the British Isles, Guernsey and France. Terran history preaches again and again that the most courageous sacrifice a human being can make is to give his life for the lives of others. The natives seemed to have no use for the interior, and that was exactly the part of the planet for which DDC Management lusted. The bloody thing still could not untangle the spaghetti of Synobian grammar; its lexicon remained limited and imprecise.
Slick salamander skin buried beneath a carpet of symbiotic sproutlings that drew nutrients from dead epidermal cells in exchange for protecting their host from the relentless sun. We stood in silence, watching some of Whistler's fellow villagers frolic in the surf a few hundred meters from shore.
At first glance, it looked like the biggest pearl I had ever seen: twenty centimeters across, shimmering with nacreous luster.
I went straight to my berth and collapsed on the bunk, exhausted to the marrow, yet - as pathetic as it sounds - I was afraid to sleep.
Dexter fidgeted beside Jenny while three members of her team trained laser pistols on the Synobians. An area we had scrupulously avoided, since Whistler made it clear from the first days of contact that it contained hallowed ground. Dexter - and whoever had helped him sabotage the skimmer, a feat which bespoke a technical expertise far beyond his depth - would be waiting. I tried to analyze her condition with the medikit, but Synobian physiology did not lend itself to analysis with human medical tools. We brought her to a clearing with a large earthen mound near its center, at least two meters in diameter. I could barely see what lay beneath the mass of chitinous scavengers… and still, I saw too much.
He probably meant what he said, but the substances used to erase memories were very unpredictable.
Its lower ring of eyes fixed on the tiny human floating beneath them as immense jaws parted, as saliva mixed with brine cascaded in a dozen waterfalls between rows of spiny teeth. He would not let Killian and me bundle him into the skimmer until we had finished what we came to do. I wonder, as I brood over this final entry in my mission log, if the Saviors immortalized by history are created by actions, or events, or both. As the vessel cleared the narrow causeway and turned on a Southerly heading, we retreated to our cabin. We parted company with the Browna€™s and returned to our cabin to read for a time and surrender to the sand man. LIfe at sea can be very agreeable if you allow yourself to enjoy the slower pace of ship board life.
They are of bright pastel in color and feature that charming crenelated facade of Dutch Colonial Architecture. We walked through it admiring the green expanse and the colorful flags ruffling in the wind.
The many Jewelers, like Bulgari and Colombian Emeralds, were doing a brisk business with the tourists.
A muscial group and the Cruise Director were whipping the passengers into a dancing frenzy pool side. You could imagine the enemy fleets coming under her banks of guns when attempting a hostile sea landing.
It was to become a treasure port where ship loads of gold and emeralds were shipped back to Spain over the next few hundred years. Along side the road we could see the shacks back in the hillsides, some mere collections of sticks.
The Augustinian order of monks who founded the Monastery in the 1500 are still here in residence on the third floor of the complex. The clay tiled roofs and stone walls warded off the heat that gets well over 100 degrees here in Summer.
We fended off the slum dogs as we walked back to the bus and then enjoyed the slalom ride down the winding roads to the city below.
Now it is a series of commercial shops where every conceivable souvenir and product of Columbia is for sale. They followed people onto buses and into taxi cabs trying to coerce them into buying things.
He had been a Jesuit and the patron saint of the one million slaves who had been imported through the port of Cartegena.
The monks still live on the top floors of the church., Various nuns stood mutely seeking donations to the churches charities. A few plaques of some naval vintage, some old sailing trophies and an anchor or two were her only signs of naval provenance.
We waded through one last wave of slum dogs to get to the bus for a very welcome ride back to the Island Princess.
Hordes of other tour groups had descended upon the Horizons court for a late lunch, so we settled for a slice of pizza topside. We then walked topside to stretch our legs and enjoy the early evening air as the ship motored westward towards Panama. Off the bow of the ship, we could see a whole fleet of tanker ships who were waiting their turn to transit the canal eastwards towards the Caribbean.
Thousands of lives had been lost to yellow fever and tropical diseases during its construction.
The Panamanian Government had set up a huge warehouse of craft vendors, performing cultural groups and even a few taverns for visiting tourists.
Wisps of clouds drifted amidst the steep mountain valleys giving the countryside a a€?Jurassic Parka€? appearance. The coffee plantations needed 45 pounds of beans to yield 5 pounds of the countrya€™s highly prized coffee. All had the stone river beds similar to those you see in Alaska, from heavy mountain runoffs. Colorful graffiti on some of the areas rocks and bridges was an expression of student opinions on the issues of the day.
The cabin beckoned with a conversation with Ozzie Nelson.(nap) It was a nice routine we had going. We watched from our lofty perch as the ship slipped her lines and edged away from the James Bond Pier. Then we cleaned up for dinner and made our way to the wheel house lounge for a drink before dinner. Then we returned to our cabin to read ( Midnight Ramblera€?- James Swain )and surrender to the arms of Morpheus. I found Evelyn our maid and tipped her liberally, thanking her for taking cares of us these last 10 days. They had a desert special today, tables laden with every imaginable sugar and chocolate coated confection.
WE continued our task and got ready for our last dinner aboard in the Bordeaux Dining room. We then set the bags outside our cabin with the proper tags for pickup during the evening hours. Porters were off loading the huge volumes of luggage, ships [personnel were pre[paring to unload one passenger complement and take on another. She is 964 feet long and 105 feet wide, She can carry 2368 passengers and a crew of 810 souls. See the list below for descriptions on a wide array of places to visit and experience during your visit to the Central Texas area. Targeting teams of robots working together, MIT on Thursday announced a new algorithm that helps robots avoid moving objects. Each robot uses its own observations to map out an obstacle-free region in its immediate environment. And each robot ends up with a map that reflects all of the obstacles detected by the whole team. With that dimension included, it describes how a three-dimensional map would have to change to accommodate the obstacle’s change of location over a span of a few seconds. Watching its long, black, mechanical body move underwater, its red eyes glowing, makes my nerves twitch. The idea is that they'll develop these robots to live on the seafloor, cleaning and keeping check on undersea equipment and performing simple tasks like tightening loose valves with their clamp-like mouths. By hacking the human body we can ditch millennia-old genes that serve no purpose and increase our lifespan significantly.
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A volunteer patient Ian Buckhart paralised six years ago after accident when he broke his neck had a microchip implanted in his brain.Technology that bypass spinal cord allowed him to regain partial control over his left arm and he is even able to make isolated finger movements to the point of playing guitar player simulator. A third Breakthrough initiative that will launch a feather-weight robot spacecraft to our nearest star Alpha Centaury was announced on 55th anniversary of the first orbit of the planet by cosmonaut Yury Gagarin, after whom Milner was named.
Sail will be accelerated by laser-powered light beam and since it will gain momentum in space with no friction it will reach the speed of sixty thousands kilometers per second. Cancer surgeon at the Royal London Hospital a pioneer of VR surgery, doctor Shafi Akhmed performed an operation on a patient with a colon cancer and streamed it to thousands of medical students watching on VR headsets. This has allowed viewers to be able to zoom in on Dr Ahmed's movements and to walk around the theatre to see the operation from different angles, even to help surgeon during the operation. New method is able to drastically simplify the system of such smart skin as it needs no external power source and uses much less quantity of electrodes, at the same time being no less sensitive.
The results suggest that brainwaves could be used by security systems to verify a person's identity. Fingerprints are 'non-cancellable.' Brainprints, on the other hand, are potentially cancellable. In particular, his team succeeded in growing heart muscle tissue on a substrate of "spider silk." The scientists have now moved from growing muscle tissue to finding ways of controlling it. If the molecule is irradiated with UV light, the benzene rings change position relative to one another, they "fold," and under the influence of visible light the rings return to their original configuration. Using a device similar to a projector, but with a laser instead of a lamp, the scientists created at each point the required concentration of the active form of azoTAB. In cardiomyocytes there are various types of channels capable of allowing potassium, sodium, or calcium ions to pass through. And after the azoTAB was removed by washing the cells, the function of the ion channels quickly returned to its normal state.
This will mean that the results of the experiments will be able to be used in research and clinical practice, which could potentially lead to an effective treatment for arrhythmias. It used machine-learning algorithms to translate and relay the signals to a electro-stimulation device worn on the Burkhardt's forearm. And he has a chip implanted into his brain, a chip that the researchers said will degrade over time and could become infected or rejected by the body. The robot can maneuver autonomously, tell when a human is talking to it and respond, and identify objects using cameras in its eyes by going through the web, according to the press release. But it joins a growing list of service industry robots that are cropping up all over the globe.
In the development of the nervous system, they determine what types of nerve cells young neurons eventually become and how they are spatially organized.
They also found subsequently that Wnts and their receptors are not expressed, or are expressed at very low levels, in the adult spinal cord and the motor cortex in the brain.
This severed their motor and sensory axons, but left the gray matter and the rest of the white matter within their spinal cords intact. This antibody significantly improved the recovery of fine motor skills in rats with the same spinal cord injury measured by the same reaching and grasping task. This mutation prevents people from making the CCRF receptor that normally lets the HIV virus into a cell.
But like the first study to be published on CRISPR editing in human embryos, this HIV work was done on embryos that had been rejected by IVF clinics because they had an extra set of chromosomes. Some argue that, with CRISPR still in its infancy, it is far too soon to carry out such studies.
In one experiment, 45 embryos at the one-cell stage were injected with the RNA instructions required to make the CRISPR machinery. Such off-target mutations would be a major safety worry when applying the technique in people.
Like the first embryo study, the team behind the new findings have suggested there is a long way to go before we can safely edit embryos intended for implantation.
Even in those embryos where they were able to modify the CCR5gene, not all of the cells had picked up the desired change.
Most  couples get only one to three embryos suitable for implantation per IVF cycle, so using CRISPR as part of assisted reproduction would not be practical with success rates as low as those in this study. The aim of this project, which hasn’t yet started, is to use CRISPR to help understand how embryos develop, rather than working towards genetically modifying babies. Objects created using the 3D Cocooner are made up of strands glued together to form lightweight structures freely in three dimensional space, as opposed to one layer at a time like 3D printing extruders.
This system is supplied with the necessary positional data from 3D modeling software running on a connected computer, and the spinneret handling system is also virtually represented in the custom software and depicted onscreen during both the design and the printing process.
The cured fiberglass is reported to boast "astonishing tensile and bending strength" and Festo says that the 3D Cocooner platform could go on to produce shapes and structures not possible using current, conventional production methods. The maiden manned flight went off without a hitch, with the makers intent on using the emission-free aircraft as flying taxis a little further down the road. But for now, that privilege has been extended only to e-volo's managing director Alexander Zosel, who took grabbed hold of its single joystick and took the Volocopter to the skies over an airfield in southern Germany on March 30. The makers say that through this testing they have demonstrated the aircraft's ability to fly almost autonomously. They are likely to have some competition, however, with a number of other personal flight machines making promising strides of late. Among the most promising, he says, is an antibody that blocks communication between certain immune cells by binding to a receptor on their surface called CD40. That way, they could study immune rejection without doing a more elaborate heart surgery—and without needlessly killing a baboon if their approach was a flop. The interaction of qubits, as is the case with binary bits in current computing, is seen as vital in building advanced systems.
Two of the TAM receptors, dubbed Mer and Axl, help immune cells called macrophages act as garbage collectors, identifying and consuming the over 100 billion dead cells that are generated in a human body every day.
Specialized central nervous system macrophages called microglia make up about 10 percent of cells in the brain, where they detect, respond to and destroy pathogens. New neurons that migrate to the olfactory bulb, or smell center, increased dramatically without Axl and Mer around. But the fact that so many more living nerve cells were able to migrate into the olfactory bulb in the absence of the receptors suggests that Mer and Axl have another role aside from clearing dead cells -- they may actually also target living, but functionally compromised, cells.
The brain produces more neurons than it can use and then prunes back the cells that aren't needed. This model produces a human protein present in an inherited form of the disease that results in a slow degeneration of the brain. Instead of being worse off compared to mice with the disease but with normal microglia, the mice missing Axl and Mer actually lived longer.
The team cautions that more research needs to be done to determine if modulating the TAM receptors could be a viable therapy for neurodegenerative disease involving microglia. They might be full of sensors that we could, say, simply tap them on the arm to start them up or give them a task to do. The robots, which need to be hooked up to a battery source, are made up of solid and liquid parts, which could have big implications on how we design robots to interact with humans in the future. MIT also showed that it could use this same concept to make soft, grippy hands for robots, which it installed on a Baxter robot, produced by Rethink Robotics. The AZA compound relaxes the hard-wiring of the cell, which is expanded by the growth factor, transforming the bone and fat cells into iMS cells. The other problem when generating stem cells is the requirement to use viruses to transform cells into stem cells, which is clinically unacceptable," Dr Chandrakanthan said. The rates are higher for smokers, older people and patients with diseases such diabetes or kidney disease. When I bought an autonomous vacuum cleaner, one that roams the house on its own, I thought I was going to save time and be able to enjoy a book or a movie, or play longer with the kids.
Imagine an astronaut on a spacewalk, working on repairing something damaged on the outside of the spacecraft. How will the astronaut know whether the robots are planning to move to the place she actually needs? They must be solved if we are to fully take advantage of the potential robots enable for us. Maybe the displays would be embedded in a helmet visor, or enhanced by sounds that have specific meanings. They were then able to implant these three-dimensional tissues into living mice, and the tissues formed proper connections with other organ systems such as nerves and muscle fibers. In the area of skin tissue, epithelial cells have been successfully grown into implantable sheets, but they did not have the proper appendages--the oil-secreting and sweat glands--that would allow them to function as normal tissue. In culture, the cells properly developed into what is called an embryoid body (EB)?a three-dimensional clump of cells that partially resembles the developing embryo in an actual body. It is primarily used for very high value payments and is used by corporates who make large numbers of these payments but it can be used by individuals too, although there is normally a charge of A?25 to A?30.
Solicitors will useA CHAPSA payments to transfer the purchase price of a house between the bank accounts of those involved. If you give the correct information and your payment goes astray your bank must make immediate efforts to trace the transaction and notify you of the outcome. Broward College is the only college in the tri-county area training them and working with American Boat & Yacht Council, which sets standards and issues certifications.
Having just set a new record for sailing Barcelona A to Gibraltar and setiing a new Barcelona World Race course record to the equator, they have now become the slow boat to Brazil with almost enough fuel to complete the limp to Port at Savador de Baha some 370 miles distant. Bookings have been coming in from all over the world, including: Alloy Yachts, AXA Insurance Singapore, Axis Group Yacht Design, Funair, Kingship, Luxury Yachts, MarkAgain, Premium Nautical, Princess Yachts, Reel Torque, Rossinavi, SG Boating, Simpson Marine, Sunbrella and Sunseeker, with many more key players due to sign up in the coming weeks. With dozens of servers and distributed processing, none of our sites can now be interrupted. Just select from our list, click to install and have a cup of tea while it is uploaded to your site and installed for you! Aside from one true continent and a smattering of volcanic islands, the sea covered everything, from fathomless trenches to the shallows above submerged continental plates that had drowned eons before the first Synobian drew breath. Central mountain ranges concealed a geologic treasure trove: gold, silver, platinum, copper, juicy veins of high-grade ore.
Several clung to the massive dorsal ridge of a trylvol: a whale-like creature with half a dozen eyes completely circling its swollen cranium, reminiscent of a beluga with an overactive pituitary.
I can't figure out what I'm dealing with… ancestor worship, afterlife mythology, tribal gods, animism? Sits back there in civilization, with his giga-buck salary, designer drugs, designer women….
I saw no choice but to continue, relying on the cover of the forest and Whistler's home field advantage. Two glandular organs on either side of her neck were pumping large doses of an unfamiliar hormone into her system. I lurched into the protective embrace of the forest, following Whistler as quickly as my trembling legs could manage. As we followed the thunderous call of the ocean, I saw the misery in Whistler's eyes and wondered whether I had saved him or condemned him to a fate more tragic than I could fathom. Below us, beach stretched to the north and south, undulating with the coastline like an albino serpent. I prayed silently with all my might that he would not find it, that at least Whistler might die with that small measure of consolation. He shrilled a song of victory and vengeance, a sound so giddy with emotion it made my skin crawl. Whistler lay stubbornly bleeding in the sand while we unworthy humans threw the rest of the ghost stones into the sea.
Will trylvols someday gather - far beyond the sight of land - to sing their haunting tributes to the child who gave everything to protect their aggregated souls from damnation? She had just disgorged her previous passengers a few hours earlier and was making ready to house her new compliment. We watched in the bright sunshine as a virtual parade of these floating hotels glided out slowly into the Atlantic. It was formal dress night for dinner and crowds of tuxedo clad passengers were already making their way to the Captaina€™s Cocktail party. We didna€™t know that the ships captain would be speaking in the three story atria outside the bar. We had to change our watches an hour forward to meet the shift into a more eastern time zone. We found the Art Auction on deck seven and watched for a time as the auctioneer explained the various paintings. We could see the twinkling of running lights from the many oil tankers waiting in line offshore. The solitary statue to the long dead Queen sits atop a solitary pedestal at the center of the Park. On deck fourteen, we sat down to lunch with two Canadians from Niagara on the Lake,Ontario, a village just twenty miles from us in Amherst.
We watched the frenetic activity around the main pool for a time and then retreated to our cabin for a conversation with Ozzie Nelson. We walked topside to stretch our legs, enjoying our first look at the South American Coastline off Venezuela.
We could see the the recent forest of high rise condos that were springing up over Boca Grande a rounded point extending out from the harbor. The Don Lucho, one of those colorful and powerful harbor tugs was guiding us into a massive container port area of the harbor.
Each year, on the February Feast of the a€?Candelaria Virgin,a€? a procession of towns people carried an enormous statue of the Virgin, in a candle light procession on a gilded pallet, up these steep roads to the monastery above. The hall was filled with tourists watching authentic native dancers in colorful costumes entertain them with a lively Samba. We rode in comfort to the newer section of the city, Boca Grande and an upscale collection of shops. The city is interesting, alive with history and stories of struggle and intrigue from many nations fighting for wealth, nationhood and religious freedom. We said an enthusiastic good bye to the hordes of slum dog vendors and hoped never to return.
We got off the ship and strolled through the booths that offered an eclectic array of trinkets and souvenirs for sale.
Then, while topside we enjoyed a glass of cabernet as we watched the MSC Lyrica, berthed next to us, prepare to slip her lines and leave port. A Crab and shrimp appetizer was followed by a wonderful mushroom soup, a garden salad, a delicious fresh water trout (sans le tete) and a sinful sacher torte, accompanied by a glass of cabernet.
It was the beginning of a day long narration of the countrya€™s history, geographical and social progress. Orchids, pineapples and a variety of other agricultural products make Costa Rica comparatively prosperous among her neighbors. The pineapples took 24 months to mature and had three distinct grades of quality depending on the amount of sugar in them at the time they were harvested. The area hosts over 800 species of bird life, free roaming jaguars, three toed sloths and a whole host of jungle fauna.
Just North of the city, there is a substantial settlement of ex-patriate Americans attracted to the country's mild weather, political stability and relative affluence. Enormous in size and perfect round, they have a series of stories attached to them, some believable some not. Costa Ricans have a long history of freedom of speech and use it often to express their displeasure on any issue they dona€™t agree with. We had a pleasant and wide ranging discussion of travel and touring with all of our dinner companions. Later in the morning, we sat topside enjoying the hot sun and swimming in the cool waters of the main pool.
The constant chatter and restfulness of the aging viewers sitting around us gave us an early taste of watching television in a nursing home. She motored away from the beautiful beach and turquoise waters of Jamaica into the deeper blue of the Caribbean. We listened to a musical group and enjoyed the comings and goings of passengers headed to and from dinner. Shrimp cocktail, lentil soup, King Crab legs and a black forest gateau (cake) made for an excellent repast. We found our luggage in the color coded section of the warehouse and then proceeded to the line for customs. We walked topside to stretch our legs,A  enjoying our first look at the South American Coastline off Venezuela. Please give us a call for more information on any place you in which you would like to know more.
I can reason, having no foreseeable plans myself to travel to the bottom of the ocean, that I'll never encounter one of Eelume's robots. So many really interesting things have happened this week, here are some we have chosen for you. Such neural bypass technology has never been so successful, previously it has been tested on animals only, the technology sends decoded signals from the brain to computer which then after applying learning algorithms translates signals into electric messages and sends it through cable to flexible sleeve that stimulates muscles.
Such a film is much more useful than glass and plastics that similar wearable devices use today. The project thus could lead to advances in laser technology and power generation at relatively low-costs, nanotechnologies where fabrics with unique properties can be made to order, and integrated curcuit computer chips technology. As doctor Akhmed has said, virtual reality and augmented reality technology could revolutionize surgical education and training, particularly in developed countries that don’t have resources and facilities. So, in the unlikely event that attackers were actually able to steal a brainprint from an authorized user, the authorized user could then 'reset' their brainprint," Laszlo said. In order to study this type of heart disorder, it is important to be able to create "arrhythmia in vitro," which is what azoTAB (azobenzene trimethylammonium bromide -- a modified version of azobenzene) is used for. An azoTAB molecule can therefore exist in two states, switching between them under the influence of radiation. But boosting their sensitivity has involved increasing the numbers of electrodes, depending on the size of the skin. Additionally, one component harvests mechanical energy -- for example, from the movement of a prosthetic hand's fingers -- and turns it into an electric current. This system allowed him to make six different wrist and hand motions, including picking up a bottle and using a stick to stir the contents of a jar. But in mice that underwent a spinal cord injury, they discovered that the Wnt proteins reappeared around the lesioned area in the spinal cord, while the receptor for the Wnt proteins, Ryk, appeared in the neurons of the motor cortex that project axons to the spinal cord to control body movement. Because of this, it’s far from clear whether either study can tell us much about gene-editing in healthy human embryos. Had such embryos been allowed to develop further, not all of the organs and tissues in the body would have had the change, potentially leaving individuals still vulnerable to HIV.
Objects are created in a similar fashion to a spider spinning its web or a caterpillar making its cocoon, resulting in complex, free-standing, three-dimensional lattice structures. A small cutting disc slices the rod at a pre-programmed length and the spinneret repeats the process, joining rod to rod and building up the required structure without having to print any supports for oddly-shaped objects. Today, those NIH researchers and their collaborators report record-setting survival data for five transplanted pig hearts, one of which remained healthy in a baboon for nearly 3 years.
In the new experiment, the group used the anti-CD40 antibody, along with the blood-thinning drug heparin, to prevent clotting in five baboons transplanted with hearts from genetically engineered pigs. The engineered hearts combined with immunosuppression soon smashed the existing record for pig-to-baboon heart transplants—179 days. They found that in two baboons who had been on immunosuppression for a year before tapering off, the hearts could survive with lower doses of the drug.
Mice lacking the TAM receptors had a 70 percent increase in newly generated cells in the olfactory bulb than normal mice. The team saw that Axl was far more active in this setting, consistent with other studies showing that increased Axl is a reliable indicator of inflammation in tissues.
However, Li toldMashable that "it isn't necessarily sexual arousal," not when the subjects reacted similarly when Nao asked them to touch its eye. The results from this study imply that if a designer isn't specifically making a sex robot, then it's best to put their sensors on the more accessible parts of their bodies. Using the liquid-filled fingers, the bot was able to deftly pick up an egg without damaging it.
When the stem cells are inserted into the damaged tissue site, they multiply, promoting growth and healing. What if something comes loose unexpectedly – can the person and the machinery figure out how to stay out of each other's way while handling the situation efficiently?
The humans didn't trust the machines, so they prevented them from doing as much as they could. This work opens a path to creating functional skin transplants for burn and other patients who require new skin. The researchers created EBs from iPS cells using Wnt10b signaling and then implanted multiple EBs into immune-deficient mice, where they gradually changed into differentiated tissue, following the pattern of an actual embryo. Ita€™s also sometimes used by people buying or selling a high-value item, such as a car, when they need a secure, urgent, same-day guaranteed payment. He also ran the kitchen - easy duty, since the meals practically prepared themselves - and served as unofficial bartender.


How's he expect you to reason with a walking compost heap?" I felt my temper smoldering, fed by the scotch in my belly, but I was too exhausted to give Dexter a lecture on universal tolerance. Me, it just seemed a little spooky, but Johnson in Precious Metals recycled his lunch after thirty seconds, tops.
Laser burns had stripped away sproutlings from her abdomen, leaving charred patches that seeped purplish fluid.
I caught up with him near our encampment, relieved that we would soon be on our way, putting kilometers between ourselves and that wretched stretch of woods.
The bones did not just glisten: they shone in the twilight as if they had been carved from mother-of-pearl.
Waves thundered against the sand, foaming and bubbling as they slipped back into the cerulean embrace of the sea. The trylvol writhed in surf too shallow to support its bulk, a great fleshy tanker run aground. A release of hormones triggers a pupal stage: the body dies while the skull seals around a brain that is undergoing drastic chemical and structural changes. The organs in his neck were the harbingers of change, secreting the hormone to initiate his glorious transfiguration.
He has warned the trylvols about us: what we have come for, and what we may take if we are not stopped.
His headaches grow worse as the brain imprisoned in his skull presses out against the shell of an egg that will never hatch….
We checked into the busy hotel and signed up for a shuttle to the Port Everglades Terminal several miles away.($16 rt) A crowd of cruisers, bound for many ships, was already milling about the lobby. I bet that that was going to be one week-long party.We were dropped off at the Princess Terminal where we checked in for our ten day cruise aboard the Island Princess. Holland, Celebrity, Costa and another Princess ship slid out before us amidst cheers and waves from boating traffic and other passengers. Usually the entire shipa€™s crew is introduced at these affairs and awful champagne is served. We settled in with three Indian Couples and chatted with them enjoying the mix of cultural diversity. We noticed a few empty store fronts along the main drag and wondered if the recession was hitting so affluent an island like Aruba.
We then retreated to our room and enjoyed a glass of Cabernet and some cheese on our balcony. Then, we sat back and enjoyed an eight ounce Lobster tail, scallops and a to die for chocolate cake. Maersk, from Germany, is the container company presiding over the rows of stacked metal containers. We were in Columbiaa€™s Summer Season(Nov.- April) The other wet season ran six months and drowned everything in hot steamy rain. Germon pointed out the Monument of the a€?Two Shoes.a€? It is a bronze memorial to Colombian Poet Carlos Lopez, whose most famous work is of that name. The procession stops at each of the twelve stations of the cross erected along the winding road.
She has a Pocahontas type of history in Columbia and the casting looked suspiciously like one of Pocahontas in the Virginia area. We wandered through a few shops eyeing the statues of Catalina, native carvings, tee shirts and other things on sale. We sat and enjoyed a Colombian beer called Aguilla and appreciated them for their artistry as well. It is of interest, but until the local authorities reign in these slum dog vendors, give it a wide berth.
The ship was swaying like a hog in a wallow on the run through the narrow harbor entrance and then we were free in deep water.
We had an interesting and enjoyable dinner with them talking about their professions and ours. The Princess picked up her Panama Canal Pilot and gingerly made her way into the entrance to the Canal near Cristobal, Panama.
Each of the twin sets of parallel locks is essential a concrete box 100a€™ long by 106 feet wide and 40 feet deep.
On the other side of Lake Gatun are a series of three more locks that gradually lower ships the 85 feet back down to the level of the Pacific at Panamaa€™s capital, Panama City. You could look down the three locks from the lofty height of the ships top deck and get a sense of the distance in elevation that the ship needed to descend.
Several of the booths were manned by indigenous peasants wearing grass skirts and nothing else. Native Indians had mixed with the Spanish, a sizable number of Chinese, who had been imported in the late 1800a€™s to build a rail road and a large population of Jamaicans, who themselves are a varied mix of peoples.
The central portion of the country is mountainous with peaks rising to three 8,000 foot range.
The highway we were on runs from coast to coast, from Limon to Punta Reinas, and is sometimes called the a€?dry canal,a€? comparing it to the Panama Canal.
Though attractive to look at, one would not want to have to walk through these lush green jungles without being armed with a knowledge of them and sufficient armaments to fend off whatever came at you in the wild. Salaries are good here and workers pay a 9% social security tax so that they can retire at age 68 with good old age pensions. We thanked our guide an driver and tipped them liberally for their wonderful days experience.
We returned to the cabin to read ( Brass Verdict- Michael Connelly ) and surrender to the sandman. We made our way to the Princess Cocktail lounge and sat with almost 900 other Captaina€™s Circle members for a free drink and a short speech by the cruise director. The ship set a course for the Northwest headed for the narrow straits between Haiti and Cuba.
We sat with a younger couple from North Carolina and shared stories with them of their coastal area, where we had spent many vacations. When a robot receives a map from a neighbor, it calculates the intersection of that map with its own and passes that on to other neighbors.
I have every sense that it's a predator, snaking its way through murky depths to ensnare, suffocate, and digest me. Even if I did, they would care little for me — unless my deep-diving vessel had a loose screw.
It is also impervious to air and moisture a quality extending it’s lifetime from few hours to several days.
In fact (with the proper clearance), these responses could gain you access into restricted areas of the Pentagon. The scientists conducted an experiment on heart muscle cells that were placed in a solution of azoTAB in two different concentrations.
He says the electro-stimulation device, which is basically a series of wires and electrodes attached to his skin, is easier to wear than a bulky prosthetic.
The team suggests that mosaicism from gene editing could be prevented by modifying the stem cells that give rise to eggs and sperm, instead of embryos. But two baboons tapered off the drugs 100 days postsurgery began to reject their hearts almost immediately. To their surprise, they found that the absence of the two receptors resulted in a large pile-up of dead cells, but not everywhere in the brain. In the presence of disease, there could be more dysfunctional neurons than normal, so Axl and Mer may be prompting the destruction of too many neurons, in effect hastening the disease. They didn't get "turned on" when it asked them to touch its more accessible parts, like its hands. A video produced by MIT shows a hydraulic valve that it built to pump liquids, as well as a roughly six-pound robot with complicated moving parts. An autonomous spacecraft could serve as a floating toolbox, holding parts and tools until they're needed, and staying close to the astronaut as she moves around the area needing to be fixed.
In weightless space, spatial orientation is difficult and the dynamics of moving around one another are not intuitive. We may go solo for most duties, but sooner or later we will need to be able to connect with the rest of the team.
Once the tissue had differentiated, the scientists transplanted them out of those mice and into the skin tissue of other mice, where the tissues developed normally as integumentary tissue?the tissue between the outer and inner skin that is responsible for much of the function of the skin in terms of hair shaft eruption and fat excretion. If you give incorrect information and the payment goes astray your bank must make a€?reasonable effortsa€™ to trace the transaction but may charge for doing so.
Blurry images paraded past my eyes: jagged cliffs, thundering seascapes, jungles bursting with flora I could not name. The bastards who pump us through i-space to make their fortunes owe us a lot more than a little scavenging on the side! I knelt beside Whistler and activated the translator, wondering if Dexter's glare would burn a hole in the back of my head. When I asked Whistler, he indicated that they were vital to her welfare, and I knew with numb certainty that random tinkering on my part could only make matters worse.
I could only follow Whistler with my eyes as he approached the naked skeleton of his brood sister.
Blood oozed from the blackened stump like blueberry syrup to stain the sand a deep burgundy.
Dexter swam farther from shore, dove, let out a whoop as he broke the surface with a shimmering oval in one hand.
Trylvol digestive enzymes weaken the shell sufficiently for the metamorphosed brain to emerge, wend its way through the trylvol's sinus passages, and assume its rightful place. He knew I could not save the rest of his brood siblings without his help, so he had me destroy his only chance to join them. A glass of cabernet, shrimp and scallops appetizer, crab soup, Mahi Mahi entree and a chocolate cake al a orange made for another exquisite repast. How you could eat a fourth meal, after consuming about 4,000 calories earlier in the day was a mystery to us.
Our Guide, a€? Germona€? introduced himself to us and gave us labels with his name on them for wearing on the tour. If you made eye contact or responded to them in any way they were on you like flies on doo doo, Ignore them and walk eyes straight ahead no matter how much they pester you.
Narrow tunnels traversed the fortress walls where powder and shot monkeys carried the cannon fodder. It was hot and humid out and we enjoyed the shade and cool of the stone buildings for a brief respite. Colorfully dressed women in local garb, with bunches of bananas on their heads,demanded payment to have pictures taken with them. No one should have to put up with this kind of intimidating and obnoxious harassment just for visiting. On either side of the canal, a 15 mile wide Canal Zone had been left natural and undeveloped.
They did horse trade, with bargaining offers for their goods, but never once were insistent or unpleasant. It made for a melange of cultures and a gentler nature where all races and creeds are more readily accepted. Her Capital, San Jose lies in a mountain Valley in the center of the country at the 5,000 ft. The low slung stone building now houses a collection of gold, jewelry and many artifacts from the the areas past.
We sat with Richard and Ann Brown, from Brighton England, whom we had formerly met on the cruise. Hundreds of her passengers and ours waved back and forth to the European chant of a€?Ole, Ole Ole,a€? It was a nice tradition of tour ships at departure. A Glass of cabernet was joined with oysters in a cheese sauce, crab bisque, seafood gumbo and a chocolate fudge cake. The great ship pointed her nose at the anchorage, at at perpendicular angle, and then let her port side thrusters gently ease her sideways into her anchorage. We returned to our cabin to read fort a time and surrender to a late morning conversation with Ozzie Nelson.
I guess the old goat Fidel still was paranoid that a bunch of tourists might invade his space. We stood for 30 minutes while an agent talked with them The unlucky passengers in the line behind us grumbled loudly. We walked the stairs to the Baja Deck and found our stateroom ( B-415).A  It was clean and ready for us with a nice balcony facing out to sea. It was too windy to keep our balance so we walked down to the deck seven covered walkway and completed our laps for an hour. Started in Austin in 1984 as PC's Limited by Michael Dell, the company has grown into one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the world and a leader in the personal computer and computer services industry. My id fails to register that this is just a robot, designed to perform inspections and do simple maintenance on undersea equipment. Both copies of the gene must be modified to stop the virus from being able to get into the cell.
But they come as an encouraging piece of evidence for the long-struggling field of cross-species organ transplants, known as xenotransplantation. But these animals still had to be kept on a drug regimen that protected the foreign organ by suppressing their immune systems, leaving them vulnerable to infections. Cellular corpses were seen only in the small regions where the production of new neurons -- neurogenesis -- is observed.
As a result, I play it safe, and spend time doing things to accommodate the needs I imagine the robot might have. Understanding intentions and trusting our fellow humans is already a bumpy ride, but at least we have known cues we can rely on – like pedestrian-driver eye contact at a crosswalk. Critically, they also found that the implanted tissues made normal connections with the surrounding nerve and muscle tissues, allowing it to function normally.
Perhaps that explained Mystery Number One: villages ringed the coast of the supercontinent, but we had yet to locate one more than a hundred kilometers inland. An electric tingle traveled up my arms and down my spine, rising in intensity, pulsing like the beat of some invisible heart.
You may have more degrees than the average stellar core… but out here, you're still a grunt. He pulled out one of the two orbs nestled within and stroked its surface with the reverence of a temple acolyte. For just an instant, at the edge of the clearing, I paused to look back at our fallen comrade. He took one step toward Dexter, stone held out like a child slaughtered to appease an evil god.
Many brains assemble in the massive cranial cavity of a single host: five trylvols hold the majority of clan Mezkor. It was the ships signal to a€?man the life boats.a€? The Crew explained emergency procedures to us and where we would board our lifeboats should the need arise. As we chatted for a bit with a couple from Chicago and enjoyed the chance encounter, the great ship let go her lines and began to mortor away from the dock. Scores of tuxedo clad passengers, their wives in evening gowns drifted by the broad walkway outside the bar. We listened to the music for a time, enjoying the evening at sea off the South American Coast.
We would also see several thousand smaller replicas of her for sale in the small shops we were to visit. Then, we walked along the shoreline to a stone plaza facing the ocean., The cool ocean breeze felt wonderful and there were no slumdogs here.
Then, three small gauge rail engines, on either side of the vessels, affix metal hausers to guide the ship through each lock.
The entire ship broke into cheers as one last young passenger sprinted to the gangway and made her way aboard, seconds before they shipped the gangway and sealed the doors.
Hanging from their limbs, the banana bunches are encased in blue plastic bags to promote moisture retention and growth. I think the U.S, Customs could do a better job than this when 2300 passengers were all disembarking in a short period. They would ferry her guests out to a private beach along the shore.A  This place is tres elegant. The company employs almost 90,000 people worldwide, with over 14,000 local employees.Dell Diamond 3400 E.
When each of the channels was examined, the two others were deactivated using inhibitor substances and the cardiomyocytes were isolated from one another. We need to find new ways to read robots' minds, the same way they need to be able to understand ours. A thousand shattered memories fought to assemble a consciousness that belonged to someone else. He wandered onto the beach with the reverent steps of a pilgrim who has finally reached the holy shrine. They will sell DDC those precious rights to the minerals locked beneath the skin of the supercontinent. We relaxed and enjoyed a memorable evening, drinking to the health of Terry and Suzie Landry who had sent us this thoughtful gift.
We dressed for the day and walked topside, watching the dark mass of Columbia off to our port side. We viewed religious relics, a statues of the Virgin and even and ancient depiction of devil worship. Some of the pre Colombian stone furniture and carvings were over 2,000 years old, bespeaking a sophisticated culture that had flourished here long before the Europeans arrived.
We had been on theA  Dawn and Coral Princess ships before,A  so the layout was familiar to us. Another massive assault, by the English General Vernon in 1711, with 100 ships and 20,000 soldiers failed miserably due to inclement weather and tropical diseases. It also demonstrated electrical stability, maintaining the same level of output over 30,000 cycles. But a few regions continue to grow new nerve cells -- and require the services of cellular sentinels, specialized immune cells that keep the brain safe by getting rid of dead or dysfunctional cells. Once the money is in their account, it cannot be recalled without the recipeinta€™s consent.
We were close now to whatever sacred place Whistler had been guiding us; I could hear the muffled roar of the ocean in the distance, could smell its briny tang. He stared at the immense wake of the diving trylvol, and something collapsed inside him… something that had been waiting for one more little push.
When the ship is completely within the lock, two large gate way doors swing shut from recessed niches in the canal walls. A taxi cab ferried us the short few miles to the Spring Hill Suites where we had left our car. Home of the Triple AAA Pacific Coast League Minor League, Round Rock Express baseball team.
As I flailed away in horror, one emotion dogged my escape after all the rest had evanesced into oblivion.
Patches of its bony surface - especially those in areas where no bone had any right to be - bore the unmistakable sheen of fresh growth. Whistler gazed up at me with large, liquid eyes that would have looked haunted on any creature's face. The ghost stone catapulted out over the churning foam and splashed into the surf at least ten meters from shore. But those rights will be contingent on an irrevocable ban against exploitation of the ocean.
Water is then pumped into the cement lock raising the ship 26 feet at a time to the level of the next lock. To the haunting strains of an Andrea Boccelli aria, the ship slid from her ways and began to exit the harbor.
The woman is well educated and a veritable font of cultural, geographic and social information on Costa Rica and her peoples. In each pod, were rows of tiny lady finger bananas that would mature in different stages for a year round harvest.
Enjoy Americas favorite national pasttime in an affordable, exciting, fun, family-friendly atmosphere in a modern, top-of-the-line stadium located in Eastern Round Rock.Historic Chisolm Trail and Round Rock - In 1851 a small community was formed on the banks of Brushy Creek, near a large round rock located in the middle of the creek.
Since the participants were fitted with sensors on their fingers, the group was able to collect data on their skin's conductivity. We sat there with our bright orange cork vests complete with light and whistle and thought about what we would do should the need ever arise. Container ships and all manner of commercial cargo vessels were stacked up along the horizon awaiting their turn to transit the canal. That's a way to measure whether someone finds something "physiologically arousing." In other words, when your skin becomes a better conductor for electricity, you're turned on. Finally I began to understand: he wanted me to remove the strange organs at the sides of his neck. The first postmaster called the community Brushy Creek, but in 1854 the small settlement was renamed Round Rock in honor of this now famous rock. After the Civil War, Jesse Chisholm began to move cattle from South Texas through Round Rock, on the way to Abilene, Kansas.
The route he established, which crossed Brushy Creek at the round rock became known as the Chisholm Trail.
Grimes were both mortally wounded during a shootout that is re-enacted each year as part of the Frontier Days Celebration in July, have been preserved and remodeled and now house fine dining restaurants, art galleries, offices, etc.Old Settlers Park 2800 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, Texas 78664 Huge 570 acre sportsplex complete with 3 miles of walking-jogging trails, 20 baseball fields, 5 softball fields, 12 tennis courts, 7 soccer fields, 2 volleyball courts, professionally designed disc-golf course, 7 playgrounds, picnic areas with BBQ grills, aquatic center, and a lake with paddleboat rentals and designated fishing areas. This safe, family-friendly park further enhances Round Rocks reputation as the Sports Capital of the World.Premium Outlet Mall 4401 N. More than 50 top stores and restaurants, all conveniently located to your home or office at La Frontera. Contour farming, planting cover crops, building stock tanks, rotating crops and planting new seed varieties reduced wind and water erosion and kept the soil intact during periods of drought. The mission of the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market is to bring fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community.Vendors sell locally grown produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, okra, garlic, melons, peaches and grapes, artisan baked goods,honey, flowers,eggs, free-range meats, jarred salsas, pickles and jams,fruits and plants. IH-35, Georgetown, Texas 78628 - Hidden for 10,000 years, this fascinating underground discovery in 1963 is one of the best preserved caves in Texas and one of the few places where remains of prehistoric animals were unearthed.
Explore this limestone cavern and discover beautiful examples of natures perfect artwork such as The Flowing Stone of Time, the mysterious Lake of the Moon and the intricate Soda Straw Balcony. Among the amazing variety of formations found within the cavern you will see beautiful helictites, ancient flowstones, and giant columns. With the assistance of the Texas Historical Commission and the dedication of preservation-minded county citizens and officials, the fifth courthouse of Williamson County has been returned to its original 1911 splendor, once again becoming a focal point of the county. The architecture of the downtown square buildings surrounding the old courthouse have been restored to its period beauty. As you walk aroundthe town square, you can view the beautiful gingerbread features that takes us back to yesteryear.San Gabriel Park 445 E.
Morrow St., Georgetown, Texas 78628 - Meandering right through the very heart of Georgetown is the San Gabriel River. San Gabriel Park is graced with Pecan trees and 200 year-old oak trees that offer the shade of their branches to family picnics, games of touch football or Frisbee, concerts, festivals, canoeing, swimming and fishing. For those with a little more energetic spirit, theres a new wooded 1-mile hike and bike trail that wanders along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River from San Gabriel Park to the new Rivery Park west of I-35.
Resembling Bourbon Street in New Orleans, this older section of Sixth Street offers rows of shot bars, piano bars, biker bars, pubs, dance clubs, tattoo parlors, art galleries, and restaurants on both sides of the street in downtown Austin.
Great live music of every type from well-known performers and up and coming bands alike, along with a very lively atmosphere make visiting downtown Austin a unique experience and keep .
Popular events like the Austin Mardi Gras celebration, SXSW (South By Southwest Music Festival), ROT Rally (The Republic of Texas Bikers Rally), the Old Pecan Street Festival and Sixth's Street infamous Halloween celebration all make for great times with great people. With a wide range of newer, hip, chic restaurants, and more upscale clubs with rooftop decks and outdoor seating, West Sixth Street provides for a little more relaxed, yet still lively nightclub atmosphere.Esthers Follies on 6th Street - 525 E. 6th St., Austin, Texas 78701 Esther's Follies began as a by-product of a pool parlor, called Esther's Pool, on East Sixth Street April Fool's Day, 1977. For more than a quarter-century, the folks at Esthers Pool have kept Austin rolling with laughter. Part magic show, part vaudeville review, part satire tour-de-force, Esthers Follies takes no prisoners, offering biting, hilarious satire on all the newsmakers and events fit to parody. The stage's huge windows look out over Sixth Street, so passersby unwittingly become part of the show.
Go Thursday through Saturday, or book the theatre for a private party.Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Ritz - 320 E. 6th St., Austin, Texas 78701 Although there are numerous locations now, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is an innovative Austin original and still Austins only independently owned and operated movie theater, offering a unique setting for dinner and a movie all in one. Located on Sixth Street in the newly remodeled former Ritz Theater, The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown offers two theaters seating 75, and 175 and is a hip combination of restaurant, bar, movie theatre, and events venue. Movies include first-runs, as well as classics, and the dinner is chef-prepared and the drinks are reasonably priced. Also check out the Rolling Roadshow (giant inflatable screen that goes on the road throughout the U.S.
It is a pretty cool concept and has created quite a huge following.Warehouse District - Downtown area bordered by Cesar Chavez St. A bit trendier and certainly more pricey, it caters to a slightly older crowd than the other downtown entertainment areas.
True to its name, the formerly old, abandoned warehouses throughout this downtown section of Austin have been renovated into concert halls, high-end retail stores, art galleries, salons, trendy steakhouses, seafood eateries, and other chic restaurants and bars such as Qua (a dance club with a live shark tank under the see-through dance floor) and Cedar Street Bar (with outdoor patios and courtyards for live music, dancing and dining). In the 1970s, Stubbs Restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene and was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Other musicians who would play for their supper in those days included Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Linda Ronstadt, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. The Lubbock location closed years ago, but the legend continues in Austin with great Texas Bar-B-Que, ice cold beer, and an indoor and outdoor concert venue featuring some of the most popular bands in music today. The 30-acre garden is free and open to the public most days year-round and is enjoyed by over 400,000 visitors each year, including thousands of school children from Austin and the surrounding communities. Theme gardens such as rose, herb and Japanese garden are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds.
Three acres in size, Barton Springs Pool is fed from under ground springs and is on average 68 degrees year round.
Over the years, Barton Springs Pool has drawn people from all walks of life, from legislators who have concocted state laws there to free-spirited topless sunbathers who turned heads in the seventies. Even Robert Redford learned to swim at the pool when he was five years old while visiting his mother's relative in Austin. The pool began as a swimming hole in the Colorado River, became a resort in the 1920s, and is today a popular swimming pool operated by the City of Austin.Elizabet Ney Museum - 304 E. In this studio, Ney sculpted the great men of frontier Texas, among them, life-sized figures of Stephen F.
Ney also assembled in this studio her earlier sculptures of European notables, among them, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, King George V of Hanover, Otto von Bismarck, Giuseppi Garibaldi, Justus von Liebig, Arthur Schopenhauer and Jacob Grimm, all cherished portraits Ney rendered from life as a as a young artist. By the turn of the century, Elisabet Ney's Hyde Park studio had become a gathering place for influential Texans drawn to the colorful character of "Miss Ney" and to the stimulating discussions of politics and ideas that took place there. Inspired by Ney's "revolutionary" idea that art and beauty have been and can be powerful forces in the shaping of a nation as well as in individuals, these early Texans went on to found the University of Texas Art Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Texas Fine Arts Association and museums and art schools throughout the state. See the rainwater harvesting system, meditate on the beauty of a Hill Country stream, visit Wild Ideas: The Store, and dine at the Wildflower Caf.
Dont forget your walking shoes so you can take a short hike on one of four trails, and be sure to bring your camera to photograph the award-winning architecture and beautiful blooming displays.
Weekend activities include workshops and lectures on everything from gardening with natural plants to nature photography. Few locals realize it is only a short drive of 13 miles from the capitol building, making it one of Austin's best kept secrets.Wildlife to be observed and photographed includes white-tailed deer, raccoons, armadillos, squirrels, and numerous birds. Capital Of Texas Hwy., Austin, Texas 78746 - Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve was founded in 1974 to protect 227 acres of Texas Hill Country. Come and enjoy over 3 miles of hiking trails through woodland, grassland, and streamside habitats. Wild Basin also hosts a variety of family events, concerts, adult workshops, children's and school programs.
Wild Basin's nature education programs are funded by special events, memberships, corporate donations and grants.
Trail maps are available at the Environmental Education Center or at kiosks at either trailhead. A Segway Tour is an exciting and unique approach to viewing historical landmarks, local businesses, and captivating attractions.
Informative guides will lead you on an intriguing journey full of facts and entertainment through downtown Austin to the Texas State Capital.Lone Star Riverboat Cruises - Located on Lady Bird Lake (formally Town Lake) in downtown Austin, Texas.
Experience the exhilaration of the outdoors, the abundant waterfowl, our ever changing city skyline and the natural beauty that is Austin. Hewanted to share that beauty with the town he loved,so he openeda canoe rental business on the banks of the creek, just downstream from Barton Springs.
He and his wife, Dorothy,and their four-year-old daughter rented out theirnine canoes on weekends while Howard worked for the Texas Park and Wildlife Department. Together they built the business to the environmentally friendly and family oriented establishment that it is today.
With over100 canoes and kayaks and reasonable prices, Zilker Park Boat Rentals is the perfect place to bring friends and family to enjoy a relaxing outing on the water. But if you're looking for a pleasant, mostly flat, walk, jog, or bike ride with several excellent views of downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake, then the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail may fit the bill for you.The Ann W.
Richards Congress Avenue Bridge - (formerly known simply as the Congress Avenue Bridge) crosses over Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas.
The bridge was known as the Congress Avenue Bridge from the construction of the first span across the Colorado River at that location in the late 19th century until November 16, 2006, when the Austin City Council renamed the current bridge in honor of the late Ann W. The bridge is a concrete arch bridge, with three southbound and three northbound vehicle lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. The bridge is currently home to the world's largest urban Mexican Free-Tailed Bat colony and hosts large crowds of Austinites gathered for bat watching at sunset throughout the Spring and Summer months.Long Center for the Performing Arts - 701 W. Palmer (Municipal) Auditorium, built in 1959 on the shores of Town Lake, was recently renovated into a multi-venue community performing arts center. It is one of Austin's most vibrant and innovative arts organizations and Central Texas' oldest professional theatre.The Broken Spoke - 3201 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78704 - Texas' most definitive legendary dance hall built in 1964.
If you're ever in Austin, stop by for an ice-cold Lone Star longneck and some traditional country music by some "real" country musicians.The Spoke has some of Austin's very best local talent such as Alvin Crow, Asleep at the Wheel, Gary P.
Nunn, Sam and Son, better known as The Geezinslaw Brothers, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Derailers, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Chris Wall, and Dale Watson just to name a few. Some of the old time country music legends that have played The Spoke include Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Hank Thompson, Tex Ritter, Ray Price, Kitty Wells, Grandpa Jones, Willie Nelson and George Strait. While most of these stars are no longer around, Willie still stops in for chicken fried steak.
When it was completed in 1888, it was claimed to be the seventh largest building in the world. Some 1,000 men (mostly convicts) worked every day for four years at the height of the project. It cost $3,744, 600 to build and was funded funded through an article in the state constitution, adopted February 15, 1876, which authorized the sale of public lands for the purpose.
In one of the largest barter transactions in recorded history, the builders of the capitol were paid with over three-million acres of public land in the Texas panhandle.
This tract later became the largest cattle ranch in the world, the XIT Ranch, covering ten counties (The XIT brand stands for 10 in Texas). The building has been renovated many times, with central air conditioning installed in 1955 and the most recent refurbishments completed in 1997. It was built in 1854, designed by prominent architect Abner Cook in Greek Revival style, and has been the home of every Texas governor since 1856.
The mansion is the oldest continuously inhabited house in Texas and fourth oldest governor's mansion in the United States that has been continuously occupied by a chief executive. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and further was declared a U.S. On June 8, 2008, while midway through a major renovation, the mansion was heavily damaged by a four-alarm fire believed to be arson.




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