Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin lens

first_imgMost lenses are, by definition, curved. After all, they are named for their resemblance to lentils, and a glass lens made flat is just a window with no special powers.But a new type of lens created at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) turns conventional optics on its head.A major leap forward from a prototype device demonstrated in 2012, it is an ultra-thin, completely flat optical component made of a glass substrate and tiny, light-concentrating silicon antennas. Light shining on it bends instantaneously, rather than gradually, while passing through. The bending effects can be designed in advance, by an algorithm, and fine-tuned to fit almost any purpose.With this new invention described Feb. 19 in Science, the Harvard research team has overcome an inherent drawback of a wafer-thin lens: light at different wavelengths (i.e., colors) responds to the surface very differently. Until now, this phenomenon has prevented planar optics from being used with broadband light. Now, instead of treating all wavelengths equally, the researchers have devised a flat lens with antennas that compensate for the wavelength differences and produce a consistent effect — for example, deflecting three beams of different colors by the same angle, or focusing those colors on a single spot.“What this now means is that complicated effects like color correction, which in a conventional optical system would require light to pass through several thick lenses in sequence, can be achieved in one extremely thin, miniaturized device,” said principal investigator Federico Capasso. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Iloilo City launches pioneering Summer Arts Festival 2020

first_imgMayor Jerry Treñas launched the IloiloSummer Arts Festival 2020. It aims to promote Ilonggo arts and culture. ILOILO City – The city government isembarking on a new program towards make Iloilo the art capital of the country. “Art is for everyone and anyone,”stressed Treñas. The Iloilo Summer Arts Festival 2020will be from April 3 to May 17 and would showcase various art forms – visual,performing, literature, crafts, even horticulture, and culinary. “We indeed have a beautiful city witha rich cultural heritage. Here is where the past meets the present. We’refurther enhancing it through the arts,” said First Lady Rosalie Treñas,chairperson of the art festival committee. center_img It won’t be an elitist affair, hestressed, as it is open and would involve everyone — artists, those from theacademe, civic and art organizations, businesses, and barangays. Supporting the MICE (Meetings,Incentives, Conventions and Events) thrust of the city government, the SummerArts Festival will be held annually, said Mayor Treñas. Art festival committee members includeoverall advisor and renowned artist Manny Garibay, artist Ed Defensor; from theacademe, Elisa Baliao and Melanie Padilla; Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Arts(ILOMOCA) represented by Allyn Canja and Jennifer Palmares-Fong from Magaworld;Annie Sartorio for dance; Eric Divinagracia for theater; Daniella Caro forfilm; Miguel Davao and PG Zoluaga for music; and peers and art lovers RaisaTreñas, Rose Arenas and Leny Ledesma./PNlast_img read more

Dr. Fauci Predicts Millions of Americans to Be Infected, Over 100,000 Could Die

first_imgThe coronavirus outbreak could kill from 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview Sunday.The U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert made the prediction on CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding that millions across the country could become infected.As of Sunday morning, the U.S. had about 125,000 infections and 2,200 deaths, based on a tally being maintained by the Johns Hopkins University.The confirmed global death toll has surpassed 32,000, while new epicenters are emerging in U.S. cities including Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago.Spain and Italy account for more than half of the world’s death toll, with each of those two countries still seeing over 800 deaths per day.However, experts say the worldwide virus toll numbers are under-represented due to limited testing and political decisions about which bodies to count. Unlike the U.S., France and Italy have not been counting deaths that take place at home or in nursing homes.‘’Europe must demonstrate that it is able to respond to this historic call,’’ Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said late Saturday. “I will fight until the last drop of sweat, until the last gram of energy, to obtain a strong, vigorous, cohesive European response.”Meanwhile, President Trump backtracked late Saturday on the possibility he had raise that morning to quarantine New York and neighboring states, largely due to criticism and questions about the legality of such a move.Still, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory which asks all residents of New York City and others in New York state, New Jersey and Connecticut to avoid all nonessential travel for 14 days.last_img read more

TNT’s Marv Albert: ‘Something off’ with L.A. Clippers

first_img“They win 57 games and then in the playoffs with all that ugliness going on in the background, they beat Golden State in seven and lose to Oklahoma City in six. And we (TNT) just did so many of those games. And they looked to be a different team.”Albert, at the time of this conversation, noted the Clippers had won seven of their past nine. “But there is something that is different about them, maybe because the West is even better has something to do with it,” he said of the Clippers, who have lost three in a row and four of five and next play today at 10 a.m. (on Ch. 7) at Oklahoma City (25-25).Albert pointed to what he perceived to be “bad losses” Jan. 30 at New Orleans, which was without Anthony Davis, and Monday at Brooklyn when the Clippers blew a nine-point lead with 1:46 to play.“They’re just so hard to explain,” said Albert, who has been calling basketball games since 1967. “They win in San Antonio (Jan. 31) by 20 points. … But I don’t think at this point — and that can change — that they’re as good as they were at the end of last season.” Albert, by the way, said of Griffin, “He’s been solid.”Griffin is averaging 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and is shooting 50.1 percent from the field while shooting more from the outside. In 2013-14 he averaged 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and shot 52.8 percent operating more in the paint. He is dunking less, meaning there is less ferocity in the paint these days for the Clippers.Griffin has 70 dunks so far, so he won’t get anywhere near the 176 he had a season ago. He had 214 — his career high — in his rookie season.He’s averaging a career-best 5.1 assists.Paul fined $25,000Chris Paul has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for harsh comments he made about rookie referee Lauren Holtkamp after the Clippers’ 105-94 loss Thursday at Cleveland, it was announced Saturday by Rod Thorn, president of basketball operations for the NBA.Here’s what Paul said postgame to regarding the technical foul Holtkamp assessed him in the third quarter:“I think we have to show better composure, but at the same time some of (the technical fouls] were ridiculous. The tech that I get right there was ridiculous. I don’t care what nobody says, I don’t care what she says; that’s terrible. There’s no way that can be a tech. We try to get the ball out fast every time down the court, and when we did that, she said, ‘Uh-uh.’ I said, ‘Why, uh-uh?’ And she gave me a tech. That’s ridiculous. If that’s the case, this might not be for her.”Scouting the ThunderWhile the Clippers are now in sixth in the Western Conference standings, the Thunder (25-25) are in 10th, three games out of the eighth playoff spot.Point guard Russell Westbrook leads OKC in scoring and assists with respective averages of 26.1 and 7.6. Reigning MVP Kevin Durant (toe) played in the Thunder’s loss to the Pelicans on Friday, but might not play today. He’s averaging 25.2 points and 6.7 rebounds.Griffin on Friday’s lossThe Clippers (33-18) led by 20 points (30-20) late in the first quarter Friday at Toronto, only to lose by 16 (123-107). They trailed by 24 points midway through the fourth quarter, meaning there was a 44-point turn around in less than three quarters.“I don’t think that our energy was the same,” Griffin said. “We came out and jumped out to a great lead playing really good basketball, and somewhere along the way we just kind of lost that pace, and that rhythm.” The question to TNT play-by-play man Marv Albert centered on Blake Griffin, and whether his efforts to take his game more to the outside has helped or hurt the Clippers.Griffin’s numbers are down a bit in many areas — rebounding, scoring, shooting percentage — but up in assists.Albert, who this week along with several colleagues played host to a conference call promoting the upcoming All-Star game — of which Griffin will be a part — took off in a different direction after speaking just briefly about Griffin. To Albert, this is not the same Clippers team he saw at the end of 2013-14.“I think there is something off with the Clippers this season, from what I’ve seen,” Albert said Thursday morning before the Clippers’ blowout loss at Cleveland and subsequent loss Friday at Toronto. “Last year you had the Donald Sterling saga, which they were able to, you know, basically it was ‘them against us’ and Doc Rivers did such a terrific job in keeping the team together.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Flashback: Lakers’ Robert Horry hits buzzer-beater against Kings in 2002 WCF Game 4

first_imgWith less than one second remaining on the clock, Robert Horry of the Los Angeles Lakers recovered the ball and made a three-point shot over Sacramento Kings’ Chris Webber to win Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 26, 2002. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs I know Vlade was SICK he tapped the ball out that far lol.— I Am Inevitable (@A1SinceDayNone) May 26, 2019Related Articles Tbh, I don’t think any of us finished our food after that— Coach RP II (@KidCoolBreeze49) May 26, 2019 Sacramento had some good teams that never got over the hump. I flew off the couch when Horry drained that one— Robert Casillas (@CasillasPhoto) May 26, 2019Previous SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsWith less than one second remaining on the clock, Los Angeles Lakers’ Robert Horry shoots a three-point shot over the reach of Sacramento Kings’ Chris Webber (4) to win Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals 100-99, May 26, 2002, in Los Angeles. Watching is Kings’ Vlade Divac (21), Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (8), Lakers’ Rick Fox, behind Bryant, and Kings’ Doug Christie, far right. (William Wilson Lewis III/Riverside Press-Enterprise, file)Lindsey Hunter, left; Mark Madsen; right, celebrate with Robert Horry, center, of the Los Angeles Lakers at the conclusion of Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, May 26, 2002. (William Wilson Lewis III/Riverside Press-Enterprise, file) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsWith less than one second remaining on the clock, Los Angeles Lakers’ Robert Horry shoots a three-point shot over the reach of Sacramento Kings’ Chris Webber (4) to win Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals 100-99, May 26, 2002, in Los Angeles. Watching is Kings’ Vlade Divac (21), Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (8), Lakers’ Rick Fox, behind Bryant, and Kings’ Doug Christie, far right. (William Wilson Lewis III/Riverside Press-Enterprise, file)NextShow Caption1 of 2With less than one second remaining on the clock, Los Angeles Lakers’ Robert Horry shoots a three-point shot over the reach of Sacramento Kings’ Chris Webber (4) to win Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals 100-99, May 26, 2002, in Los Angeles. Watching is Kings’ Vlade Divac (21), Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (8), Lakers’ Rick Fox, behind Bryant, and Kings’ Doug Christie, far right. (William Wilson Lewis III/Riverside Press-Enterprise, file)Expand Right behind the basket, about 15 rows up. Still shook, still bitter.— Mrs.Ballantyne (@MrsBallantyneRV) May 26, 2019 🙌— Inside SoCal Sports (@InsideSoCalSpts) May 26, 2019 Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The Lakers would beat the Kings and sweep the New Jersey Nets to win the NBA Championship.Reaction:I love the final shot of everyone in the arena jumping up simultaneously.— Rylan Burns (@rylanburns) May 27, 2019 I was at Staples Center that day working for another newspaper. Started walking toward the media work room as soon as the ball left Horry’s hands. I knew it was in. Still the most entertaining playoff series I’ve ever covered.— Elliott Teaford (@ElliottTeaford) May 26, 2019 It was birthday. And coincidentally today is my birthday as well as 2002 may 26 was also a Sunday. I was running around my house screaming as all teenagers were “all in” on kobe and the Lakers and Mr. Horry AKA. Will Smith#roberthorry— Zilch (@LukeTeacher) May 26, 2019 When the Lakers were really the Lakers, and not just some flailing facsimile …— Jim Alexander (@Jim_Alexander) May 26, 2019 One of my favorite sports memories— ANKH-EL Luke (@TheChuckWatson) May 26, 2019 Once a Laker, always a Laker? 🤷🏽‍♂️— Inside SoCal Sports (@InsideSoCalSpts) May 27, 2019 Kobe knew— Monty (@KeeseyMontana) May 26, 2019 Had just deplaned at LAX. Sprinted — along with several other fans — to terminal bar … just in time to see Horry hit the shot. Never seen such a happy bunch of people at baggage claim.— Todd Behrendt (@ToddBehrendt) May 26, 2019 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error At my grandparents’ house in the back room. Remember immediately going outside to shoot hoops pretending to be Big Shot Rob.— Will Hernandez (@thewillernandez) May 26, 2019 I’m this old— jose hernandez (@theRealJose88) May 26, 2019 Not an NBA guy, but a legendary moment for SoCal Sports. Happy anniversary.— Brandon Burns (@brandonburns9) May 26, 2019 How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more

Preparations of Bosnian National Football Team successfully ended

first_imgAnthropological testing in the FF BH Training Centre today completed the preparations of the U-18 national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, players born in 2003.“We finished the first camp where we had all the invited players at our disposal. We did five training sessions, as well as anthropological tests that we do in cooperation with the Sarajevo Faculty of Sports and Physical Education. The boys worked well and everything went without injuries”, says the head coach Slaven Musa.This expert also commented on the working conditions at the first gathering after three months:“As far as health and epidemiological instructions are concerned, in the Training Centre we had all the necessary conditions to implement everything that was required of us, from keeping our distance, the distance between the tables in the dining room, etc. The players stayed in individual rooms, and in the double rooms there were players coming from the same clubs. We filled out all the epidemiological questionnaires, we measured the body temperature of the players and members of the technical staff on a daily basis. We complied with everything prescribed by the epidemiologist and adhered to all measures. It didn’t affect our training sessions, so we did everything we planned.”Musa also spoke about today’s tests:“We will get the results of anthropological tests later and we will compare them with the measurements we did at the winter camps. We perform these tests according to European and world standards where agility, speed and endurance are measured. According to the results from January, our players are in a very good anthropological condition. We will see what the results will be now. The break will probably be felt a bit, especially in terms of endurance, but at first glance it seems that the boys are still in good condition and the results could be better than we expected.”Tomorrow, the national team players born in 2002 will gather in Zenica.“As far as training sessions and work intensity are concerned, we will stick to a similar program at the next gathering. On the first day, we will do one introductory training session, the other two days there will be two trainings, and we will finish the preparations with tests like these. We will take all the same measures as now and I believe that everything will go well”, says Slaven Musa.Dženit Hajdarević, who leads the list of scorers in the Premier Youth U-17 League of Bosnia and Herzegovina with 21 goals, also received an invitation to this camp.“Given that we had a long break of two months, we can say that these preparations were a little harder than usual. However, everything went well and I think we all worked very well. I’m slowly getting back to the shape I was in before. During the break, I worked a lot alone at the stadium which is near my apartment. I also hired a private coach in order to stay in the best possible shape, but group trainings in these few days in Zenica were welcome”, says Hajdarević.Boro Erić, a national team player, also commented on the preparations:“This gathering serves us well after a long break. Most of the players worked only individually, all of us didn’t have the opportunity to do the team trainings. We all tried hard during the break, but we still missed the group training sessions. In addition, we will now have a clearer picture of what shape we are in after everything that has happened lately. I can be satisfied with my current condition, because I did today’s tests well.”The U-18 national team players left the Training Camp today, and the U-19 players will gather tomorrow.last_img read more

Waruru dropped as Put names CECAFA squad

first_img0Shares0000Haambee Stars head coach Paul Put issuing instructions to players during training at Utalii Grounds on 30th November, 2017. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30- Former Ulinzi Stars hitman Stephen Waruru was the big casualty as new Harambee Stars boss Paul Put named his squad for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup which kicks off on Sunday, with Stars opening their campaign against Rwanda in Kakamega.The forward hit 13 goals in the just concluded season to finish third in the top scorers’ race but despite his scoring prowess has been overlooked by Put with Sony Sugar’s Benjamin Mosha and Zoo Kericho’s Nicholas Kipkurui also failing to make the cut. Also dropped from the initial squad that was named into camp is Nzoia Sugar midfielder Lawrence Juma while Ulinzi’s Omar Mbongi and Gor Mahia’s Kenneth Muguna are ruled out with sickness and injury respectively.In his 23-man squad, Put has included several rookies who will don the white, red and black of the national team in a competitive environment for the first time.Defenders Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), and Isaac Kipyegon (Zoo Kericho) as well as Thika United midfield spoiler Said Tsuma have all earned places in the Belgian’s maiden squad.The forward line will be led by Kenyan premier league golden boot winner Massoud Juma who struck 17 times in the league and he will hope to reciprocate the same form for the national team and prove his doubters wrong.Also included alongside him is Nakumatt’s Kepha Aswani and AFC Leopards youngster Vincent Oburu who has been a revelation in the six months he has played at the den.Harambee Stars players in training. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe defense will be marshaled by the experienced feet of title winning Gor Mahia captain Musa Mohammed and his Posta Rangers counterpart Jockins Atudo.Harambee Stars’ CECAFA Squad:Goalkeepers: Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers), Gabriel Andika (AFC Leopards).Defenders: Musa Mohammed, Wellington Ochieng (Gor Mahia), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Dennis Sikhayi (AFC Leopards), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Isaac Kipyegon (Zoo Kericho), Wesley Onguso (Sofapaka).Midfielders: Duncan Otieno, Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Ernest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Chris Ochieng (Mathare United), Ovellah Ochieng, Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Said Tsuma (Thika United), Samuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars).Strikers: Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt) Massoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps can hold their heads up high as they gave it their all in their FAI Cup replay tonight.A craftier Drogheda Utd side proved to have a little more in the tank for Harps as they ended their cup dreams for yet another season winning 2-0.The Donegal side were forced to a replay at Hunky Dorys Park after a late equaliser at Finn Park last Friday night saw the game end 1-1 after a late eualiser from Drogheda. Harps tried to match their Premier League opposition in every department tonight and did so for the first half which ended scoreless.But Drogheda threw what proved to be the decisive punch in the 50th minute when Declan O’Brien finished Shane Grimes’ cross from close range to beat Ciaran Gallagher.Harps were living on half chances with both Kevin McHugh and Tommy McMonagle going close.Harps were dealt a major blow when they were reduced to ten men following the sending off of Damien McNulty in the 75th minute. Drogheda, with the numerical advantage, had the chance to finish off Harps in the 79th minute through Peter Hynes.Through on goal on a one-on-one with Harps ‘keeper Gallagher, Hynes tried a cheeky lob but was foiled well by the Harps number one.Peter Hutton’s side threw everything at Drogheda in the last ten minutes but Drogheda were happy to soak up the pressure with the extra man.Harps were given some glimmer of hope when the referee announced six minutes of injury time in the 90th minute.But whatever slight hope they had soon disappeared when Drogheda added a second in the 92nd minute through David Cassidy. Cassidy linked up with Ryan Brennan to ‘round Gallagher and apply a simple tap-in to make it 2-0.It was a cruel end to Harps gallant cup efforts this season.CRAFTY DROGHEDA END HEROIC HARPS’ CUP DREAMS was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Drogheda Utdfai cupfinn harpslast_img read more


first_imgAFI, on its part, said that Indian officials in Rio were AFI, on its part, said that Indian officials in Rio were not told by the athletes or their coaches about any specific requirement of any drinks. “It is the responsibility of the organisers to provide water and energy drinks. For that there are water and energy stations throughout the course. We could have provided water and energy drinks to our athletes but neither they nor their coaches did not inform us that they would need water and energy drinks separately,” AFI Secretary C K Valson, who was also in Rio during the competitions, told PTI. When asked about the incident, Sports Minsiter Vijay Goel said it was the Athletics Federation of Indias (AFI) responsibility. “Every time any small incident happens, we take note. It was AFIs job, it is the federation which should have taken care of this,” he said. The athlete on her part said she has no clue who to hold responsible for the fiasco. “I dont know who to blame for this. May be nobody realises the seriousness of a marathon, the fact that we have to run 42kms,” she said. Valson also said that 3000m steeplechase runner Sudha Singh had collected medicines from the Games Village polyclinic just a day before her departure from Rio. “Jaisha was treated at the Games Village polyclinic after she fainted at the finish line of marathon race. Sudha Singh also complained just a day before her departure from Rio that she was not feeling well and she also collected medicines from the polyclinic,” Valson said. “But all these are minor illness and we have not been informed of any major or serious illness. Otherwise, how would have they returned home after a long journey without any problem,” said Valson, who reached the country early today. PTI PM PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more