Students Test Their Concepts in JPL Invention Challenge

first_img Los Angeles High School’s Team Diamond participates in the 2016 Invention Challenge at JPL. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechCatapults, conveyor belts and vacuums were among the many innovative devices built by students for the 2016 Invention Challenge, an annual engineering competition hosted at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.The event was designed to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering. It allows students to create their own devices and compete against each other and professional teams of engineers from JPL.One of the students from a Tanzanian team that participated in this year’s Invention Challenge at JPL. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechMiddle schools and high schools were represented from across the Los Angeles area and as far away as Riverside and Diamond Bar. One team even required passports: Feza Boys School of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.The winners were two teams from Oakwood High School in North Hollywood, named Oakwood #1 and #2, and Los Angeles High School, whose team name was “Diamond.” Awards were also presented for the most creative, most unusual, and most artistic devices.Oakwood High School’s Oakwood #1 took top prize at this year’s Invention Challenge at JPL. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThis year’s theme, “Don’t Waste a Drop,” required students to move 250 grams of water and a 3-D printed goldfish from a plastic cup to a larger water vessel. The challenges were many: getting systems of weights and pulleys to move smoothly; making sure cups didn’t tilt too far or spill too much water; and even preventing the goldfish from breaking, which resulted in disqualification.Now in its nineteenth year, the Invention Challenge has inspired former participants to recreate the competition in their home countries, said Paul MacNeal, a JPL mechanical systems engineer and the contest’s organizer.“Our goal with this event is to inspire the next generation of engineers,” MacNeal said. “It’s great to see just how far that inspiration has extended. It’s a fun way to teach teamwork and innovative thinking.”Dogan Aykurt, a Turkish teacher who brought the Tanzanian team to JPL, had participated in the Istanbul Invention Challenge in Turkey when he was in graduate school. The Istanbul event utilizes the rules of the JPL Invention Challenge and is held one day later. He hoped that bringing his students all the way to the U.S. would help them to dream big and develop science and technology in their own country.“I thought if we bring these students to JPL, they’ll get new ideas,” Aykurt said. “That’s a big issue for them, because Tanzania is still a developing country.” He hopes to bring students from a neighboring girl’s school next year.The designs of the devices were varied. For example, Arcadia High School’s team, Absolute Value C, developed a conveyor belt design. The engineering challenges evolved as the project developed — and included staying dry.“Initially, the water would go so fast it would shoot over the end,” said Arcadia High senior Lauren Shen. “We added a guard so it wouldn’t shoot over. But one time, we forget to put the vessel on the end, and I was sitting on the ground and it soaked me.” Fortunately, that didn’t happen during today’s event.Caltech in Pasadena, manages JPL for NASA. 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L.A. County Reaches 7,000 COVID-19 Fatalities, Surpasses 300,000 Cases

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Subscribe Community News L.A. County Reaches 7,000 COVID-19 Fatalities, Surpasses 300,000 Cases 13 New Infections Reported in Pasadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 | 5:14 pm Top of the News Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News Los Angeles County reached the “tragic milestone” of 7,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, while total infections detected in the county surpassed 300,000, officials said.County public health officials reported 861 new infections and eight new deaths on Monday, which brought the county’s total infections since the onset of the pandemic to 300,614 and raised the death toll to 7,000.Thirteen new COVID-19 infections were detected in Pasadena on Monday, said city spokesperson Lisa Derderian. They were primarily among working-age people.With no fatalities reported in the city since Oct. 8, the virus had claimed 129 lives in Pasadena since March, according to city data. A total of 2,770 infections have been reported in the city.Huntington Hospital officials reported treating 18 COVID-19 patients Monday.L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said Monday’s figures were sobering.“Today marks another tragic milestone as 7,000 L.A. County residents have passed away from COVID-19. We report these numbers each day understanding how many people across our community are grieving someone who has passed away from COVID-19. To all of you, we send our deepest sympathies,” she said.“This pandemic has forced so many to sacrifice so much this year, and we recognize the frustration and disappointment with restrictions on large gatherings, celebrations, and events,” according to Ferrer. “For now, it is simply not safe to celebrate the way we usually do. Being close to others not in our household, carries with it a lot of risk for transmitting COVID-19, so it remains necessary to modify activities to be as safe as possible.”While reporting figures have been staggered in recent days due to data reporting issues, health officials track the dates each patient was tested, the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a written statement. The data shows a noticeable increase in viral transmission.“Since the beginning of October, cases have increased from around 940 new cases per day to, as of last week, almost 1,200 new cases per day,” according to the statement. “This increase, while not as steep as seen in July, is cause for concern.”Officials reported 767 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 throughout the county on Monday.center_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Work on 110kv line to start next week

first_img Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Previous articleMonaghan man admits dangerous driving causing death of Donegal teacherNext articleRe-alignment work to begin on N56 between Dungloe and Glenties News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+center_img The company behind the controversial new 110K power line which will cross Donegal, says objections from land owners to date have been minimal.Work on the ground begins next month and will see an over head line constructed from Brinbane in west Donegal to Letterkenny in the east.Eirgrid and ESB networks says the development is essential with the network at capacity in Killybegs and Kilcar and close to capacity in Derrybeg and Gweedore.Project Coordinator Peter Campbell says he is optimistic that land owners who are refusing access to it, will change their minds:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/esb830pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – June 1, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Work on 110kv line to start next week Facebooklast_img read more

Brother m-Printer

first_imgBrother m-PrinterOn 22 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Can’t live without… Brother m-PrinterWhat is it? A tiny (possibly the world’s smallest) printer that fitsinto a jacket pocket and is designed for printing on the move from a laptop orpalmtop computer. The device uses A7 (74x105mm) thermal paper that feeds inautomatically from its own cassette so you don’t have to handle individualsheets each time (the thermal paper is easy to handle and shouldn’t curl).M-Print connects to devices via USB or infrared (using the IrDA infrared datastandard) and is currently compatible with Windows and PocketPC operating systems(Apple Macintosh and Palm drivers are to follow). It prints four sheets perminute and has a built-in lithium battery. Do I really need one? We all like to talk up the idea of a paperlessoffice, but equally have to admit there are times when only hard copy will do.If you’re driving to a meeting and need to print out a quick agenda or cribnotes for yourself, for instance, m-Print makes it possible. While there areplenty of printers that can connect to laptops and are designed to be ‘mobile’,they are not really practical when it comes to carrying them around in a laptopbag. M-Print is a tool truly built for the road warrior. The Windows driver isable to reduce A4-sized pages on the screen down to A7, so it’s practical forall sorts of temporary documentation. You can also feed in adhesive labels andrestickable notes. With networking (see page 76) firmly in mind this week,running out of business cards need never be a barrier to making good contacts,as you can print out your details on demand. Spec: 9.7×15.8×17.5mm; weight 300g Cost: £249 www.brother.co.uklast_img read more

HR: Does business hours mean all hours?

first_imgHR: Does business hours mean all hours?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Read full article Has “normal business hours” become a thing of the past? These days, I rarely meet anyone who almost immediately following waking up in the morning, wont grab their phone from the bedside to check their email, or who considers their nights to be personal or family time, which not so long ago seemed the norm. What is it about modern day issues and work problems that are more important than those that we were facing years ago that can’t wait until the next day? Or is it a simple case that our ability to prioritize is being depleted due to such ease of systems access which allows many organisations’ staff to turn any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device into a make-shift work station?I’m as guilty as the next person of the late night emails and struggling to switch off but I’m one of the lucky ones who enjoys what I do enough that it doesn’t feel like a chore. What about those who aren’t as lucky and feel like they don’t have the pressure release of being able to go home and un-wind?Human nature dictates that if we get too used to something, it becomes habitual and we begin to expect it. This being the case, if this isn’t carefully managed, how long will it be before being “switched on” at all times is an expected part of a job as opposed to it being a sign of an engaged and happy employee who will strive to go above and beyond any contractual obligations? Don’t get me wrong, the huge emphasis which these days is placed on interoperability and mobility of internal systems of course is a great thing and phenomenal feat in technology advancement but with it comes the potential for more risk, more pressure and more un-happy staff if it is not managed well. Comments are closed.center_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Pension dispute resolution in sight

first_imgThe University and Colleges Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK) have reached a provisional agreement over pension reforms impacting academics, potentially bringing an end to 14 days of industrial strike action.It comes after a dramatic week of events in Oxford, with Louise Richardson reversing her stance on the pension dispute following pressure from hundreds of academics.Mediation talks between the two parties begun at the end of last month, though progress was frequently reported as disappointing.However, employers and union leaders have this evening agreed a revised proposal to reform pensions, which – if endorsed by all parties – will be introduced as part of a three-year transitional arrangement.During the three years, both employers and members will have to pay higher contributions – 19.3 per cent of salaries for employers, and 8.7 per cent for members.The deal also includes external scrutiny of the Universities Superannuation Scheme’s valuation methodology by an “independent expert valuation group”, as a result of the concerns raised by some employers and UCU about the scheme’s valuation methodology and assumptions. The group will contain both academics and pension professionals.The three-year arrangement means both parties will have to find another solution soon and have committed to exploring risk sharing alternatives from 2020, “in particular collective defined contributions”.UCU have a meeting of their Higher Education Committee and branch leaders tomorrow, where a decision will be made regarding this new deal and the continuation of strikes.If the proposed agreement is deemed satisfactory, industrial action will be suspended immediately.Last week, leading academics accused Louise Richardson of “threatening to shut down the debate” on the pensions dispute, after she opposed the prospect of it being debated at last week’s Congregation.Despite the debate not being heard after the required twenty members opposed, hundreds of academics left the Sheldonian and held their own symbolic vote outside.The next morning, Louise Richardson cited “the depth of feeling of so many colleagues” in her decision to call an emergency meeting of University management with the intention of reversing Oxford’s response to the UUK survey on pension reform.The survey was used to justify the controversial changes to the pension fund, citing that 42 per cent of institutions, including Oxford, wanted the scheme to have “less risk”.last_img read more

Touch And Go

first_imgFive Australian Touch Football representatives featured in the Australian Women’s Sevens team in the final of the London Women’s Sevens tournament last weekend.The Australian team finished runners-up to host nation England, going down 36-7, with two wins and a loss in their pool rounds, setting-up a quarter-final clash with Russia (33-7) and semi-final against the USA (28-7).2013 Super Trans Tasman Touch Football representatives, Alicia Quirk, Charlotte Caslick (Women’s Open) and Evania Pelite (18’s Girls) along with 2012 Trans Tasman representatives, Emilee Cherry (Women’s Open) and Nikki Etheridge (Mixed Open), made up almost half the 12-woman squad that were defeated by England in the final.The team will be back on the field this weekend, this time at the final round of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series event in Amsterdam; enroute to Moscow for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens event in June, where they will aim for back-to-back titles.Touch Football Australia congratulates the players on achieving dual International status and wishes them the best of luck for the Amsterdam Sevens and World Cup Sevens event next month. Related LinksTouch And Golast_img read more

10 months agoTottenham Transfer Watch: Four left-backs Pochettino should target

first_imgTagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorPhillip Ekuwem FollowShare the loveHave your say Tottenham Transfer Watch: Four left-backs Pochettino should targetby Phillip Ekuwem10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDanny Rose’s performances have waned over the past season – whilst he still has it in him to put up great displays, he’s nowhere near as consistent as he once was, which has sparked concerns amongst the Tottenham faithful. Ben Davies when featuring in the squad has been decent, but not particularly impressive thus leaving Spurs with the need to sign a new left-back going into the second half of the Premier League campaign.Alex TellesPorto star Alex Telles has been linked with a host of European clubs over the past few seasons thanks to his impressive performances in the Liga Nos where he’s established himself as one of the best left-backs in the League.He’s exceptional at defending but his blistering pace and dribbling ability also allows him to make overlapping runs so he often appears like a winger in game’s where he’s been tasked with doing so due to his expansive skill set.Telles is an amazing crosser of the ball as he’s able to find his teammates in the midst of opposition players with great balls into the box.Video Courtesy of SoccerAlejandro GrimaldoAnother Liga Nos star that’s attracted a lot of attention from top European sides recently, including Tottenham’s – Alejandro Grimaldo is a pacey left-back with great awareness and positioning.The Benfica star draws parallels with his countryman, Jordi Alba, as they have similar styles of play. Grimaldo utilises his pace to get into positions that will allow him to intercept the ball – his dribbling ability also allows him to play the ball out of the back and venture forward when need be.Tottenham reportedly tried to acquire his services back in July but had a bid turned down – they could yet make another attempt out of necessity come January.Video Courtesy of ScoutNationHDPatrick Van AanholtVan Aanholt is well known in the Premier League for his pace and strength. The Dutchman is undoubtedly one of the fastest players in the entire league thus making him a key asset at Crystal Palace as he’s able to defend against other fast players who would normally have an easy time running in behind defensive set-ups.He’s been linked with moves to Juventus and Roma with Alex Sandro reportedly on his way to Chelsea and Aleksander Kolarov not getting any younger but considering Spurs’ need – Mauricio Pochettino need not look any further than Van Annholt.Video Courtesy of MPGKieran TierneyOver the past few seasons, Kieran Tierney has proven to be the best left-back in the Scottish Premier League. He’s got all the attributes of a quality left-back, he just needs the right manager and the right team for him to become a world-class player – Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham can offer that.He’s got blistering pace, and whilst he might not be particularly strong, he’s an amazing defender who’s able to read the game well and would be a great signing for Spurs.Video Courtesy of WorldOfFootballHD last_img read more

Ohio State Football Players Call Out Ignorant Fans For Telling Them To Just Worry About Football

first_imgOhio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)A couple of Ohio State’s best players, Cardale Jones and Michael Thomas, took to Twitter this morning to voice their opinions on a social matter. The Buckeyes’ quarterback and wide receiver each published a series of tweets regarding the #BlackLivesMatter movement. While college football players (and most of the population) would probably be better off not ever going on Twitter, it was nice to see two of the sport’s premier players speak their minds. This apparently upset some of Ohio State’s fan base, as Jones and Thomas were both told by Twitter users to stop talking and just worry about the 2015 season. Jones, Thomas and Buckeye quarterback Stephen Collier then used Twitter to call out these fans. Cool it.. We can’t afford the NCAA suspending you https://t.co/bP2TJ9EqtJ— Smash Williams (@matteojustquit) July 23, 2015This my Twitter my voice so mind yah business buddy.. Thank you https://t.co/yon6DFmOK2— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) July 23, [email protected] Sorry Mr master, I aints allow to tweet nothing but foolsball stuff I donts want you think I more than a foots ball playa sir— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 23, 2015Ignorant. https://t.co/HtVjQSG1SH— Stephen Collier (@S13Collier) July 23, 2015One thing about your own opinion, ITS YOURS!— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 23, 2015Every college football fan base has its share of psychos, so this is not an indictment on the type of people who root for Ohio State. Keep speaking your mind, Cardale and Michael.last_img read more

CAP overcoming obstacles says national chief

first_imgAPTN National NewsA leader of a national Aboriginal organization has been recognized for her work.Congress of Aboriginal People National Chief Betty Ann Lavelee has received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis founds out what CAP does and the challenges it faces.last_img