8 Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit 8:53 32 Photos How I survived the Marvel Studios 22 Movie Marathon Keanu Reeves owns 2019 — and it’s a very excellent adventure Keanu Reeves to star in Cyberpunk 2077, out in April 2020 Reeves’ slow-mo Always Be My Maybe walk works to any song I vote for Keanu Reeves as Johnny Blaze : Ghost Rider .. time to bring him into the MCU @Marvel pic.twitter.com/l8rfg4P6Ro— Grn.Rngr (@alexxcooleyy) June 20, 2019 More on Keanu Reeves Marvel Others suggest Reeves should be cast as everyone from Silver Surfer to Gambit to Moon Knight.Reeves has made headlines this year for everything from his starring action part in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum to his role as a motorcycle daredevil toy in Toy Story 4 to his upcoming role in the Cyberpunk 2077 video game to a meme-worthy appearance in Netflix movie Always Be My Maybe.There’s also an online petition, with more than 34,000 signatures at press time, urging Time Magazine to make Reeves its person of the year. Keanu in the MCU? He does know kung fu from his Matrix days, after all.Pain heals, and chicks dig scars, but glory lasts forever, Keanu Reeves once told us in The Replacements. Sounds like the perfect motto for a Marvel superhero.And Reeves, who’s having a most excellent and not at all bogus 2019, could join that super-powered universe. A reporter for CNET sister site ComicBook.com asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige if the company was planning anything involving Reeves, and indeed, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.”We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige said. “I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”Which hero would he play? Due to Reeves’ love of motorcycles, some suggest Ghost Rider. Now playing: Watch this: Originally published June 19. But many would like to see Reeves as Adam Warlock, who was created by researchers to be the pinnacle of future human evolution. “Adam Warlock was designed to be the most perfect human and everybody can agree that Keanu Reeves is already the most perfect human there is,” wrote one Twitter user. Adam Warlock was designed to be the most perfect human and everybody can agree that Keanu Reeves is already the most perfect human there is so marvel better cast him pic.twitter.com/iefkmh5z8d— ४ 𝐊𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐚 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐋𝐨𝐤𝐢 ४ (@reevesofloki) June 20, 2019 Comments Share your voice TV and Movies Tags
5 Highlights From 2019 Apple Event Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:55Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:54?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Apple’s annual developer conference, Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019, is being commenced from June 3 to June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Apple wants to steal the show the introduction of new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS like previous years.The opening keynote for the WWDC 2019 will be held at 10 PM IST (Monday, June 3, 9:30 a.m. PT), where Apple’s executive will glimpse the new advancement in terms of software and hardware. If you want to watch this event, Apple will host the livestream of the event on its website. Before the event, here is what we expect from Apple at WWDC 2019.Apple Mac ProThere is a lot of buzz about the introduction of a refreshed Mac Pro at WWDC 2019. It is said that it will be the most powerful Mac you could buy from the so-called “cheese grater” design of years past to the “trash can” design.Previously, the Mac Pro was launched in 2013. At WWDC, we are expecting a robust Mac Pro, but It is not immediately clear what kind of a design Apple has planned for new Mac Pro. There are various rumours about new Mac Pro, one of them hints that Apple could add support for NVIDIA GPUs with the launch of the new device. Apple WWDC 2019 expectationsAppleApple macOS 10.15The introduction of new macOS 10.15 could steal its thunder at WWDC tonight. Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President, Software Engineering at Apple is expected to introduce macOS 10.15 which allows iPad apps to run on macOS devices. The new cross-platform compatibility is named as “Marzipan,” but Apple hasn’t used that word publicly.This new compatibility mode leads that developers will have an easy way to take apps that they’ve developed for the iPad and “port” them to the Mac. It also hints that you might use your iPad as a second monitor for your Mac. Also, Apple is expected to bring Siri shortcuts to the Mac.iOS 13Half of the revenue of Apple comes from sales of iPhone and iOS underpins that platform. So, Apple doesn’t want to disappoint its iOS users, and the Cupertino-based company will launch its new iOS which is named as iOS 13. in iOS 13, the headline feature for iPhone owners is probably going to be Dark Mode. According to 9to5Mac, there will be a Dark Mode running in a few apps. Apple WWDC 2019 expectations9to5MacIt is also rumoured about the revamped home screen and more capable Files app. Also, Apple might add a new way to multitask on the device. The current split screen/slide-over setup is useful but limiting.WatchOS 6 and tvOS 13Apple could launch new WatchOS, but there is little chance to get heavily revamped. It’s likely that Apple will continue the theme of focusing on health, and it will probably talk about updates to its Health app alongside updates to watchOS. The company could launch a new ‘Dose’ feature, which will help users to take your pills at the scheduled time.Similarly, we shouldn’t expect too much new stuff on tvOS 13 as Apple had already a huge TV-focused event this year. Apple could introduce TV Plus service, but its price remains to be seen.
Hard Kaur slams RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat.Facebook Singer Hard Kaur has created a huge controversy with her abusive rants on social media yet again. On June 17, Hard Kaur hit out against Mohan Bhagwat, the Chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), calling him a “terrorist” and a “racist”. She has named Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “Orange Rapeman”.Hard Kaur has also posted a picture of the book ‘Who killed Karkare?’ by S M Mushrif, on the Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare who was killed by Pakistan terrorists in the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai in 2008. Hard Kaur seems to have answered, “RSS DID #indiastandup”. She has also commented on journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder.Hard Kaur’s comments on the UP CM and the RSS Chief have created a huge controversy on the Net, with people objecting to her remarks and her language. The rapper has also used very abusive language and swear words in reply to people objecting to her comments on Twitter and Facebook. At the same time, she has been praised by some fans for her stand.Hard Kaur is known to speak her mind and is notorious for her language and never holds back. Two years ago, she had also used foul words for pornstar-turned-actress Sunny Leone. What did Hard Kaur say this time?About RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Hard Kaur says that he is responsible for the terrorist attacks on India like 26/11 in Mumbai and the Pulwama attacks of 2019. She says on Facebook, “HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TERRORIST ATTACKS IN INDIA INCLUDING 26/11, PULWAMA ATTACK. THE FACE OF ALL PROBLEMS IN INDIA. CONSTITUTIONAL CASTEISM IS A CRIME. YOU MOFO’S YOU ARE BANNED BY SARDAR PATEL JI AFTER GANDHI’S MURDER BY GODSE. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO FUNCTION. IN HISTORY MAHATMA BUDDHA AND MAHAVIR FOUGHT AGAINST THE BRAHMINICAL CASTE SYSTEM. YOU ARE NOT A NATIONALIST, YOU ARE A RACIST MURDERER #fact”.She has also replied in comments like, “AAO M**D**CH**O FAKE ID SE NAHI BOL RAHI SHERNI R******N KI AULAADO AAO IM READY ANYTIME.” Hard Kaur comments on Yogi Adityanath.Facebook Hard Kaur slams Mohan Bhagwat and Yogi Adityanath.Facebook Hard Kaur on Hemant Karkare killing.Facebook Hard Kaur has also posted a picture of the book ‘Who killed Karkare?’ by former Inspector General of Police, Maharshtra, S M Mushrif. She has captioned the post, “RSS DID #indiastandup”. About Yogi Adityanath, Hard Kaur says, “IF THIS GUY WAS A SUPERHERO HIS NAME WOULD BE-RAPEMAN YOGI. YOU CALL HIM WHEN YOU WANT YOUR SISTERS, MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS RAPED. NATIONAL HERO. I PERSONALLY CALL HIM #ORANGERAPEMAN#indiastandup”. Hard Kaur has made her political stance further clear by posting, “R.I.P I’LL NEVER LET YOUR KILLERS GO. THE WORLD WILL KNOW MAM #gaurilankesh ❤️ #indiastandup #fuckrss”.The nature of these comments could land the singer in serious trouble and we hope she exercises restraint. What do you think?
Jack WilliamsKlein Collins High SchoolMore than 1 million students in the Houston area had a weather-related day off Monday because of storms that dumped as much as 16 inches of rain.More than 40 districts and universities canceled school as heavy rain and flooding inundated parts of Harris County and threatened nearby areas.The closures included the Houston Independent School District, the largest in Texas with about 215,000 students, plus Texas Southern University and the Houston Community College System.The more than 40,000-student University of Houston cited street flooding in calling off classes. Rice University also canceled school Monday.School has also been canceled for the following school districts:Houston ISDKaty ISDCy-Fair ISDHumble ISDKlien ISD (Klein Collins High School will be closed Tuesday as well due to extensive damage). Aldine ISD Alief ISDWaller ISDSpring ISDSpring Branch ISD (was scheduled for a student/staff holiday on Monday)Hempstead ISDRoyal ISDCrosby ISDGalena Park ISDKIPP Houston Public SchoolsConroe ISDTomball ISDEpiscopal High SchoolHouston Community CollegeLone Star CollegeTWU Houston campusUniversity of HoustonUniversity of Houston at Clear LakeUniversity of St. ThomasBrightwood College North CampusLee CollegeTexas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and TechnologyBaylor College of MedicineAll Neighborhood Centers Promise Community Schools, Early Head Start, Head Start and Senior CentersHEART Program Share
Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:03 When air pollution from cars and industrial plants gets cooked by the sun it forms ozone. Breathing it can cause muscles in your airways to constrict.Loren Raun knows exactly what that will do some people in Houston.“We looked at ambulance data, “ says Raun, an environmental scientist at both the City of Houston and Rice University. A few years ago, Raun and and a team of researchers used 911 data and found that even just moderately high ozone for a few days increased the risk of asthma attacks by up to 45 percent. Heart attacks went up four percent even with just a few hours of elevated levels.“It affects, both, all ages, children pediatrics with asthma and affects the older population with cardiac arrest,” Raun tells News 88.7.Raun said while many of us might think smog is worse in the summer, she says their research found that people got sick from it more when the seasons change.“If you were to look at the statistics at the ambulance treated asthma attacks for example you will see spikes that occur in the fall and in the spring,” says Raun.And so far this month, each day has shown elevated ozone in many parts of the Houston region with the highest spikes that exceed new, federal standards occurring on Houston’s west side and into Fort Bend County. Dave FehlingHouston does not meet US EPA limits for ozone pollution. Share
The researchers, Song-Ju Kim, Masashi Aono, and Etsushi Nameda, from institutions in Japan, have published their paper on decision-making by physical objects in a recent issue of the New Journal of Physics.”The most important implication that we wish to claim is that the proposed scheme will provide a new perspective for understanding the information-processing principles of certain lower forms of life,” Kim, from the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics’ National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, told Phys.org. “These lower lifeforms exploit their underlying physics without needing any sophisticated neural systems.” As the researchers explain in their study, the only requirement for a physical object to exhibit an efficient decision-making ability is that the object must be “volume-conserving.” Any rigid object, such as an iron bar, meets this requirement and therefore is subject to a volume conservation law. This means that, when exposed to fluctuations, the object may move slightly to the right or left, but its total volume is always conserved. Because this displacement resembles a tug-of-war game with a rigid object, the researchers call the method “tug-of-war (TOW) dynamics.”Here’s an example of how the idea works: Say there are two slot machines A and B with different winning probabilities, and the goal is to decide which machine offers the better winning probability, and to do so as quickly as possible based on past experiences. The researchers explain that an ordinary iron bar can make this decision. Every time the outcome of a play of machine A ends in a reward, the bar moves to the left a specific distance, and every time the outcome ends in no reward, the bar moves to the right a specific distance. The same goes for a play of machine B, but the directions of the bar movements are reversed. After enough trials, the bar’s total displacement reveals which slot machine offers the better winning probability.The researchers explain that the bar’s movements occur due to physical fluctuations.”The behavior of the physical object caused by operations in the TOW can be interpreted as a fluctuation,” Kim said. “Other than this fluctuation, we added another fluctuation to our model. The important point is that fluctuations, which always exist in real physical systems, can be used to solve decision-making problems.” Quantum dots make efficient decisions Citation: Researchers show that an iron bar is capable of decision-making (2015, August 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-08-iron-bar-capable-decision-making.html The researchers also showed that the TOW method implemented by physical objects can solve problems faster than other decision-making algorithms that solve similar problems. The scientists attribute the superior performance to the fact that the new method can update the probabilities on both slot machines even though it plays just one of them. This feature stems from the fact that the system knows the sum of the two reward probabilities in advance, unlike the other decision-making algorithms.The researchers have already experimentally realized simple versions of a physical object that can make decisions using the TOW method in related work.”The TOW is suited for physical implementations,” Kim said. “In fact, we have already implemented the TOW in quantum dots, single photons, and atomic switches.”By showing that decision-making is not limited to biological systems, the new method has potential applications in artificial intelligence.”The proposed method will introduce a new physics-based analog computing paradigm, which will include such things as ‘intelligent nanodevices’ and ‘intelligent information networks’ based on self-detection and self-judgment,” Kim said. “One example is a device that can make a directional change so as to maximize its light-absorption.” This ability is similar to how a young sunflower turns in the direction of the sun.Another possibility that the researchers recently explored is an analogue computer that harnesses natural fluctuations in order to maximize the total rewards “without paying the conventionally required computational cost.” Journal information: New Journal of Physics (Phys.org)—Decision-making—the ability to choose one path out of several options—is generally considered a cognitive ability possessed by biological systems, but not by physical objects. Now in a new study, researchers have shown that any rigid physical (i.e., non-living) object, such as an iron bar, is capable of decision-making by gaining information from its surroundings accompanied by physical fluctuations. Explore further In tug-of-war dynamics, an iron bar can decide which slot machine has the higher winning probability by moving to the left for each rewarded play and to the right for each non-rewarded play of Machine A. The bar’s movements are caused by physical fluctuations. Credit: Kim, et al. © 2015 Phys.org More information: Song-Ju Kim, et al. “Efficient decision-making by volume-conserving physical object.” New Journal of Physics. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/8/083023 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.