Sentinel-1 provides new insight into Italy’s earthquake

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Title Ground displacement from Italy’s earthquake
Released 29/08/2016 4:48 pm
Copyright Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)/ESA/CNR-IREA

Scientists from Italy’s Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment combined Sentinel-1 radar acquisitions over central Italy from before and after the 24 August 2016 earthquake: 15 August, 21 August and 27 August 2016. The result shows vertical ground subsidence, reaching about 20 cm in correspondence to the Accumoli area, and lateral movement of up to 16 cm. The blue line indicates the location of the fault trace.

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29 August 2016

On 24 August, an earthquake struck central Italy, claiming at least 290 lives and causing widespread damage. Satellite images are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement.

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Navy investigates LCS 1 main propulsion diesel casualty; Ardent had Caribbean Fantasy covered

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Navy investigates LCS 1 main propulsion diesel casualty
August 29, 2016 —Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) is investigating a July 11 incident in which the Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of its main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE).

All-solid-state wavelength-dependent bipolar photodetector speeds up switching

(Tokyo, 29 August 2016) Researchers at Toyota Central R&D Labs describe the first all solid-state wavelength-dependent bipolar photodetectors with fast response times and tunable switching wavelengths. The findings are reported in Applied Physics Express.

This research is featured in the 29 August 2016 issue of the online JSAP Bulletin.

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Illbruck Crowned 2016 Melges 20 World Champion, Savoini Claims Corinthian World Title


An exciting last day featuring two final races brings satisfaction to Illbruck naming him World Champion, Emanuele Savoini resurges to capture Corinthian World title

Scarlino, Italy – The last day of competition in Scarlino came to a dramatic close with two final races and Michael Illbruck on Pinta with tactician John Kostecki, and crew Federico Michetti becoming the 2016 Melges 20 World Champions! Hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino, the World Championship was the most successful to date featuring four days of incredible sportboat racing, at a stunning venue and more than 200 happy sailors!

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Nanotechnology: Standing tall for improved versatility

(Tokyo, 29 August 2016) Researchers at Hokkaido University describe a novel method of making high quality vertical nanowires with full control over their size, density and distribution over a semi-conducting substrate. The findings are reported in the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics.

This research is featured in the August 2016 issue of the JSAP Bulletin.

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At 17.18hr on Sunday 28th August 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Lifeboats, following the report of a missing 8yr old girl, who may have entered the water on the beach just north of Seahouses. Most of the crew had just left the boathouse, after making preparations for the Annual Seahouses Lifeboat Fete tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday 29th August, which included a final polish of the boat’s hull and bronze propellors.

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Freides Defends Leadership at Melges 20 World Championship



A single race is all the light and shifty breeze would allow for on Day Three, Freides keeps the lead and extends ever so slightly, Bargolini regains Corinthian lead

Scarlino, Italy – The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino was a difficult one at best, however managed to present some nice new faces at the front of the fleet.

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The Clinton Foundation’s donors, how to permanently delete emails, Democrats pin their hopes on Bayh, NC Senate race heats up, TPPCF heads to Pennsylvania, and how you can help Congressman Gosar.


The Clinton Foundation Quid Pro Quo
The Associated Press this week released an astonishing report documenting that more than half of the non-government employees Hillary Clinton met with while serving as Secretary of State were donors to the Clinton Foundation. Of the 154 people “from private interests” who met with her, a whopping 85 made donations. And the donations were hefty amounts – at least 40 people donated $100,000 or more, and at least 20 people donated $1 million or more.

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Introducing The World’s First Stick & Shoot Camera | October 2016

odo is a Bluetooth connected, re-stickable camera that can be controlled with your smartphone. This little camera sticks and un-sticks effortlessly to surfaces like glass, bricks, masonry and wood with its reusable washable “sticky” pad. Podo syncs with your own smartphone, so that you can take a photo, video, or time-lapse and it will send to your camera library over Bluetooth. It’s the hassle-free, stranger-free way to get any shot, any angle.

Weighing in at only 50g and measuring just 5 x 5 x 2.5cm, you can take Podo just about anywhere! Packing a 5 Megapixel image sensor, 8GB of memory, a micro-USB port, LED flash, and rechargeable Li-ion battery, Podo is your very own personal photographer, and new best friend!


Podo Stick & Shoot Camera, £59.95

Selfies shouldn’t be limited to the length of your arm, with Podo you can capture a picture-perfect group shot from up to 9 metres away.  Preview the shot on your camera, take a pic, then watch as images get transferred wirelessly to your phone via Bluetooth. Stick (and re-stick) the pocket-size device to a flat surface with the micro-adhesive pad.

Originally launched on Kickstarter, Podo reached their US$50,000 goal in just 16 hours, and exceeded it by 600% in just 23 days! Following 12 months of development, Cuckooland will be first to launch Podo to the UK. It’s time to banish the awkward and embarrassing selfie stick, Podo will be available in the UK from October 2016 at


Camera Specs

Photo: 5 Megapixels

Video: 720p, 30fps

Memory: 8GB

Flash: 8 LEDs

Battery: Li-ion 600mAh

Connect: up to 6 cameras

Record: Up to 15 sec


Podo Camera, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide


iOS 8 or later

Android 4.2.2. and up

Compatible with iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus