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Construction work is tiresome and we normally sit down and talk after work. This young man started talking about a place that was neat and quiet. We all agreed that we should have a look at a place that sounds like that. We are planning to visit and bring along our construction manager.

The hi-tech connected city of Singapore

BBC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at some of the connected devices being used in the city-state..http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38732469
BC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at some of the connected devices being used in the city-state.

News Roundup for January 30, 2017

Well, the world went to shit over the weekend…

1. Six people are dead and eight wounded after a gunman opened fire in a Québec mosque on Sunday. This shit has spread to Canada. More here.

2. Philippine police plan to suspend their drug war while they work to clean up their corruption. Might want to do something about their bloodthirsty president while they’re at it. More here.

3. Far left ‘rebel’, Benoît Hamon, has been chosen as the French Socialist Party’s presidential candidate. Maybe the French will lead the charge against the extreme right? More here.

4. One million Brits have signed a petition demanding that Theresa May cancel Donald Trump’s planned state visit. So far… she’s hasn’t. More here.

5. Steve Bannon has been given a seat on the National Security Council by Donald Trump. This is beyond a joke. More here.

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ell, the world went to shit over the weekend…

1. Six people are dead and eight wounded after a gunman opened fire in a Québec mosque on Sunday. This shit has spread to Canada. More here.

2. Philippine police plan to suspend their drug war while they work to clean up their corruption. Might want to do something about their bloodthirsty president while they’re at it. More here.

3. Far left ‘rebel’, Benoît Hamon, has been chosen as the French Socialist Party’s presidential candidate. Maybe the French will lead the charge against the extreme right? More here.

4. One million Brits have signed a petition demanding that Theresa May cancel Donald Trump’s planned state visit. So far… she’s hasn’t. More here.

5. Steve Bannon has been given a seat on the National Security Council by Donald Trump. This is beyond a joke. More here.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

UPDATE 4-Goldman Sachs CEO says bank does not support Trump travel ban

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/5xdAKHUFhlM/usa-trump-immigration-companies-goldman-idUSL4N1FK1W8

Jan 30 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief
Executive Lloyd Blankfein became the first major Wall Street
leader to speak out against President Donald Trump’s order to
halt arrivals from several Muslim-majority countries.

Life amoung the stars

 

It’s been no secret that governments around the world have been looking for other life amongst the stars for the longest time. With sighting after sighting it’s hard to deny that there are some weird things out in that vast unknown of stars. Satellites and messages sent out into the void only go so far and have yet to provide anything of actual, indisputable substance. That’s not stopping the Chinese government though who have begun making waves with their own massive project to locate alien life in the cosmos. With the help of $185 million they’ve crafted the world’s largest radio telescope in their pursuit.

The massive structure, a 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, the size of over 30 soccer fields, was started back in 2011 with the last of the 4,450 triangular panels being installed recently. A true testament to China’s dedication to astronomy allows them to listen for radio waves over 1,000 light years away! In the field of astronomy, the bigger is better, giving them a larger “ear” to listen to everything fluttering around in the final frontier.

“The telescope is of great significance for humans to explore the universe and extraterrestrial civilizations,” said Hugo Award-winner Liu Cixin. (http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0704/China-makes-big-statement-with-huge-alien-hunting-telescope) “I hope scientists can make epoch-making discoveries.”

What this allows scientists to do is listen in on and find celestial objects that naturally emit radio waves such as black holes and quasars. The hope of the dish is even double the number of pulsars that have already been detected to date, over 2,500. With rationality aside, the real hope of the telescope is to find sources of unnatural radio waves, alien tech. Since most of human technology emits radio waves searching the universe for other sources has been the most common venue of searching for what we would classify as “intelligent” life. Speaking of intelligent, writing this reminds me I need to go to Dr. Owen’s office (http://healthybackchiropractic) pretty soon…but I digress…

Beyond the amazing feat of constructing such a powerful piece of tech, the requirements to use it were also staggering with all families within a 3.1-mile radius, roughly around 9,000 people, having to be relocated solely to keep everyday technology like cell-phones from interfering with the dish. Actually, humanity has been sending out radio waves (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax7dYaRiY6o) into space for almost a full century, because of the fact that the atmosphere doesn’t hold them back so when a piece of tech sends some out they bounce around and then fly off into space. Scientists have said that if there was an extraterrestrial civilization within 1,000 light years looking for other life forms the way we have been then they would be able to pick up on our radio waves the exact way we’re hoping to. CCTV has stated that the dish is planned to be fully operational this September.

To check out more on the radio telescope you can watch a video on it right here.(https://youtu.be/P8p0VTuOZSg)