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(Visited 187 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The cochlea in the inner ear, where sound is transmitted to the brain, has a spiral shape resembling a snail shell. It’s not just to save space, researchers have found.For many years, physiologists assumed that the coiled shape of the cochlea simply saved space. Six years ago, though, scientists found that the coiling has an auditory enhancement function: it improves perception of low-frequency vibrations, like having a mega-bass booster in your head (see 2/28/2006). Now, another function has been found for the peculiar spiral shape: it helps you locate sound vertically.PhysOrg reported on work in China that tentatively identifies the spiral shape as critical for detecting the vertical orientation of a sound source. Having two ears helps us locate the direction of sound horizontally; that’s because the sound waves arrive at each ear a tiny fraction of a second apart, and the brain can use that delay to help us perceive stereo sound. That’s fine and good for a concert hall or headphones, but what if the sound is at different distances overhead? Two ears don’t help in that case, because each ear hears the sound at the same time. Bats, in particular, need that critical information as they hunt insects in the dark.Measurements of “beamforming” showed the researchers that a coiled cochlea carries more information than a straight cochlea when detecting vertically-displaced sounds. They believe the brain uses this extra information for vertical sound orientation. They plan to test this hypothesis further.“The finding that vertical sound localization can be improved purely by geometric changes supports the argument that the cochlea’s coiled shape is useful not just for conserving space,” they said. “The results could be helpful for designing cochlear implants and echolocation systems, in which sound waves are used to detect objects.”For more on the cochlea, see the 10/13/2007 and 6/19/2011 entries, or search for “cochlea” in the search bar for more.Every part of our bodies, from the molecules to the organs, is so exquisitely designed, it’s amazing the whole body works as well as it does with its trillions of parts. Even if some things are wearing out or not working well in your body, you have plenty of reasons to be thankful. Use what works and glorify your Creator for giving you a gift that is “fearfully and wonderfully made,” even down to the detailed level of advanced acoustical engineering.
Cotlands VolunteerWhy is Bianca an Everyday Hero?Bianca is more than just a volunteer at the Cotlands; she is a woman who refuses to let pain or suffering go unaided in the poorest of our communities.It wasn’t enough just to help HIV/Aids orphans or start the Cotlands volunteer home-based care programme; she still had to do more for other disaffected community groups, like the unemployed and elderly.That’s why she helped launch the Soweto Home Makeover Project and is wholeheartedly committed to assisting the 80 grannies make a skillful contribution to the Adopt-a-Granny Project.In her own words.“Don’t look at what needs to be done, look at what you can do. Even a little can have such far-reaching repercussions.”Fast FactsCotlands was established in 1936 as a care centre for unwed mothers and their infants.Today, Cotlands offers shelter for abused, abandoned, HIV-positive, orphaned and terminally ill children from birth to 14 years of age, as well as community-based services to vulnerable children in five provinces in South Africa.In 1996, Cotlands started the first paediatric Aids hospice in South Africa, offering specialised paediatric palliative care 24 hours a day.How can I learn more?To learn more about the amazing team at Cotlands or how to become a volunteer, visit Cotlands.Contact Cotlands in your area:GautengTel: 011 683 7200Fax: 011 683 6688E-mail: [email protected]: 035 838 1948E-mail: [email protected] CapeTel: 043 722 5365Fax: 043 740 5333E-mail: [email protected] CapeTel: 021 852 3527Fax 021 852 9327E-mail: [email protected] published on SAinfo on 5 May 2008.Source: Brand South Africa
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The huge risk of planting a corn crop in 2018 gets even riskier when the seed is not planted deep enough in the spring. As more work is being done on the importance of proper seeding depth, there is more evidence that much of Ohio’s corn crop is being planted too shallow to maximize performance.“A lot of people just aren’t planting deep enough. We are checking yields at 1-, 2- and 3-inch planting depths. We need to get the planting depths down where they need to be to get yields up. We are seeing more guys planting too shallow. We see a lot of inch-deep corn and we need to be at a minimum of 1.5 inches preferably even 2.5 inches. We are seeing that seeding depth doing extremely well with emergence,” said Mike Earley, a Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomist. “I like to see seed at least at 1.75-inches deep or even down to 2.25 inches. As you plant deeper, yields have gone up and standability has gone up. If we are planting at an inch or an inch and a quarter, we lose standability, we don’t get roots below the soil level, roots take up the chemical instead of fertility, we get floppy root problems, we get more chemical injury, we lose stand, we get runts and stunted plants — there are lot of problems if we don’t get corn planted deep enough. It is also important that we get uniform emergence out of the ground in 24 to 72 hours and we get better emergence with uniform depth.”Ohio State University Extension research suggests a corn planting depth of 1.5 to 2 inches deep to get adequate moisture uptake and seed-soil contact.“Deeper planting may be recommended as the season progresses and soils become warmer and drier, however planting shallower than 1.5 inches is generally not recommended at any planting date or in any soil type,” said Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension corn specialist. “When corn is planted 1.5 to 2 inches deep, the nodal roots will develop about 0.75 inches below the soil surface. However, at planting depths less than 1 inch, the nodal roots develop at or just below the soil surface. Excessively shallow planting can cause slow, uneven emergence due to soil moisture variation, and rootless corn (floppy corn syndrome) later in the season when hot, dry weather inhibits nodal root development.”Thomison said that planting too shallow can also increase stress and result in less developed roots, smaller stalk diameters, smaller ears and reduced yields. In an Ohio State University evaluation of planting depths, grain yields were about 14% greater for the 1.5-inch and 3-inch planting depths than the 0.5-inch planting depth in 2011, and 40% greater in 2012.“The lower yields of the shallow planting were associated with reduced final stands and six to seven times as many ‘runt’ plants as the other two planting depths,” Thomison said.Other university research out of Kansas suggested ideal planting depths of 1.5 to 2.5 inches depending on soil conditions, Thomison said. In addition, more recent work by Deere & Company and the University of Illinois showed that variable seeding depth planting within fields might improve corn yield, particularly in less-than-ideal soil moisture conditions.“Research is underway to improve our understanding of corn response to planting depth across different soil types and conditions,” Thomison said. “Results of this work may enable more effective use of planting technologies that allow variable planting depths during the planting operation.”
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Dr. Joseph Lstiburek needs little introduction. The well-known Canadian engineer is a principal of the Building Science Corporation in Massachusetts. He’s also a regular GBA podcaster and Fine Homebuilding author.On Wednesday, June 6th, I attended an all-day building science class presented by Dr. Joe in Westford, Massachusetts. As usual, his presentation combined salty language, corny jokes, light-hearted insults, and rock-solid building science information.Although I’ve been listening to Joe’s presentations for at least 13 years, I learn something new each time I hear him speak. This time around, I harvested two news stories, one six-digit idea, and at least 16 interesting quotes.Every now and then, someone posts a question about vapor retarders on GBA’s Q&A page. Over the years, I’ve often recommended the use vapor-retarder paint on interior drywall. Vapor-retarder paint is less problematic than interior polyethylene; moreover, the paint should satisfy a building inspector looking for a code-required 1-perm vapor retarder on a home’s warm-in-winter surfaces.I have also recommended the use of vapor-retarder paint on cured open-cell spray foam installed against the underside of roof sheathing in cold climates. This method of vapor control was suggested to me several years ago by Joe Lstiburek, who told me that some type of vapor retarder is necessary in cold climates to prevent moisture accumulation in the sheathing.Here’s the news: after delving into the nitty-gritty details of vapor-permeance testing of vapor-retarder paints, Lstiburek has concluded that the vapor permeance rating listed in the manufacturers’ specs (usually 1 perm) only occurs in a lab, not in the real world.The 1-perm value is an artifact of the laboratory testing method usually used by paint manufacturers — a type of test that doesn’t include a substrate. (In most lab tests, only the dried paint… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.
Skipper Shahid Afridi led from the front with a scintillating five-wicket haul to help Pakistan notch up a 46-run victory over Canada in a Group A World Cup match in Colombo on Thursday. ScoreInspired by Afridi’s exploits, Pakistan shot out Canada for 138 in 42.5 overs after folding for a modest 184 batting first at the R Premadasa Stadium.Afridi, who grabbed 5-16 and 4-34 against Kenya and Sri Lanka respectively in their last two matches, became the first bowler to take three consecutive four-wicket hauls in World Cup history.Apart from dismissing Ashish Bagai (16), Jimmy Hansra (43), Rizwan Cheema (4), Tyson Gordon (9) and Harvir Baidwan (0) in his 10 overs, Afridi also produced a brilliant direct throw to sent back Balaji Rao at the fag end of the match.Chasing 185 to win, Canada were off to a disastrous start as they slipped to 44 for three in 17.1 overs. Zubin Surkari (27) and Jimmy Hansra (43) added a fighting 60-run partnership to lift Canada to 104.But with Saeed Ajmal trapping Surkari in front of wicket in the 34th over and Afridi taking two wicket in consecutive deliveries meant Pakistan was back in the game.Afridi first sent Rizwan Cheema’s off stump for a walk with his googly and then disturbed HS Baidwan’s woods with his quick ripper to reduce Canada to 114 for seven.The skipper returned again to dismiss TG Gordon with Wahab Riwaz taking a superb catch to complete his second five wicket haul here.Earlier, Canada had conjured up hopes of an upset when their bowlers bowled out the former champions Pakistan for 184 in their World Cup group A match.advertisementPakistan found the disciplined Canada attack to hot to handle as, after opting to bat, they lost wickets at regular intervals to be finally bundled out inside the 200-run mark in 43 overs.If not for the 73-run fifth wicket stand between Misbah-ul-Haq (37) and Umar Akmal (48), Pakistan could have folded up for a lesser total as they lost their last six wickets for just 44 runs.India-born medium-pacer Harvir Baidwan was the pick of the Canada bowlers with figures of three for 35 runs while Hansra (2/23), Cheema (2/33) and Rao (2/50) snared two wickets apiece to spell Pakistan’s doom.Even though there were no demons in the pitch, Pakistan were off to a shaky start as the 1992 champions lost their first four batsmen for just 67 runs after electing to bat.Opener Mohammad Hafeez started positively as he picked up Henry Osinde for special treatement in his first and innings second over, spanking the right-arm pacer for back-to-back boundaries.But Osinde took his revenge in the first delivery of his next over, trapping Hafeez lbw but not before the batsman went for the review which went against him.Baidwan struck the second blow for Canada in the ninth over, dismissing Ahmed Shehzad caught by Gordon at mid-on.Baidwan then trapped Younis Khan lbw in the 13th over with a full length delivery that was titlting in towards middle and leg, prompting the batsman to go for another unsuccessful review.And then two overs later, Kamran Akmal too departed caught at the backward point region by Nitish Kumar off Cheema to ensure a dream start for Canada.But then came in ever-reliable Misbah and together with young Umar Akmal, he steadied the rocking Pakistani ship with the 73-run stand.After the shocking start, the duo took their time to settle in as they mostly dealt with ones and twos with occasional boundaries in between during their 117-ball partnership.But after all the hardwork when it was time for Misbah and Umar Akmal to accelerate, leg-spinner Rao inflicted twin blows, dismissing both the set batsmen with the Pakistan scoreboard reading 165 for six.Rao first trapped Umar plumb in front of the wicket just two short of his half-century and then four overs later he accounted for Misbah, caught by captain Asish Bagai behind the stumps.Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi (20) and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq failed to live upto their reputation with the former becoming Cheema’s third victim.The lower-order did very little to help Pakistan’s cause as they lost their last four batsmen within a span of three runs.
Chronology of events of the UK phone hacking scandalNovember 2005: News of the World royal reporter Clive Goodman writes story saying Prince William has a knee injury. Buckingham Palace complaint prompts police inquiry.August 2006: Goodman arrested along with private investigator Glenn Mulcaire for suspected hacking into voice mails of royal household.January 2007: Goodman jailed for four months; Mulcaire given six-month sentence. News of the World editor Andy Coulson resigns.May 2007: Conservative Party leader David Cameron taps Coulson to be his media adviser.July 2009: Coulson tells parliamentary committee he never “condoned use of phone hacking.”September 2009: Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World and its sister paper The Sun, named chief executive of News International, News Corp’s British arm.February 2010: Parliamentary committee finds no evidence that Coulson knew about phone-hacking but states it’s “inconceivable” that only Goodman knew about it.May 2010: Conservative David Cameron becomes prime minister; Coulson named his communications chief.January 2011: British police reopen investigation into phone hacking. Coulson resigns Downing Street post.May: News of the World agrees to pay actress Sienna Miller 100,000 pounds ($161,000) to settle claim her phone had been hacked.June: News of the World pays another settlement, this time with former football player and Sky Sports pundit Andy Gray.July 4: The Guardian newspaper publishes report saying phone of 13-year-old murder victim Milly Dowler was hacked by News of the World when Brooks was its editor. Brooks refuses to resign, says she knew nothing about the hacking.July 5: News of the World advertisers boycott the paper.advertisementJuly 7: News International announces it will close 168-year-old News of the World.July 8: Coulson arrested over phone hacking; he’s not charged. Goodman arrested again, this time for suspected illegal payments to police. Cameron announces inquiries.July 10: 168-year-old News of the World publishes final edition. Rupert Murdoch flies into London to deal with the crisis.July 11: News Corp withdraws offer to spin off Sky News in attempt to save bid for complete control of satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB).July 12: Cameron backs opposition motion urging Murdoch to back out of BSkyB bid.July 13: News Corp pulls its bid to take full control of BSkyB.July 14: Rupert Murdoch agrees to appear before a parliamentary committee; defends News Corp’s handling of scandal in interview with The Wall Street Journal. Reports emerge that FBI opens inquiry into possible phone hacking of 9/11 terror victims.July 15: Brooks resigns as CEO of News International, is replaced by Tom Mockridge, former head of News Corp’s Sky Italia television unit. Les Hinton, former News International chairman, resigns as CEO of Murdoch’s Dow Jones & Co and publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Murdoch meets with Dowler’s family to apologise.July 16: News Corp runs a full-page ad in seven British newspapers apologising for “serious wrongdoing” at the News of the World.July 17: Brooks is arrested by UK police in the hacking scandal. London police chief Paul Stephenson resigns amid criticism over his alleged links to Neil Wallis, a former News of the World executive editor arrested in the scandal. Murdoch publishes another ad in British newspapers titled “Putting right what’s gone wrong.”July 18: London police assistant commissioner John Yates resigns. He made the decision two years earlier not reopen police inquiry into phone hacking.- With AP inputs
Share on Messenger Crystal Palace Read more The one thing missing from the festive football? Seeing an orange ball in snow Share on WhatsApp Twitter Share on LinkedIn The Football League play-offs at 30: a quick fix that survived and thrived The second half was only 10 minutes old by the time Morton gave his next penalty but this time it went to the visitors after an innocuous tussle between Jeff Hopkins and Kevin Bremner in the Palace box. There was a sense that Morton was evening things up after the one-sided first half. Alan Curbishley made no mistake from the spot to make the score 2-1.But Morton was not done yet. Palace hoisted a ball into the box and Brighton centre-back Ian Chapman was adjudged to have handled. By now the Brighton players were resigned to their fate; they just shook their heads wearily. Responsibility for this penalty was handed to right-back John Pemberton, who had never taken a penalty for Palace before. He blasted the ball way over the bar, showing why he was never asked to take one again. FA Cup Reuse this content Palace were almost punished for their profligacy when Curbishley found himself in the six-yard box with just Perry Suckling to beat. The goalkeeper somehow flicked Curbishley’s blasted shot onto and over the crossbar. Palace held on to secure a 2-1 victory but in the end they just missed out out on automatic promotion on the last day of the season, pipped by Manchester City who drew at Bradford to finish second behind champions Chelsea.For the first time in their history, Palace went into the play-offs. Goals from Bright and Wright took them past Swindon in the semi-finals and set up a two-legged final with Blackburn Rovers. Palace lost the first leg 3-1 but two goals from Wright and, of course, a penalty – this time scored by Dave Madden – gave them a 4-3 aggregate win and a place in the First Division.Brighton survived relatively comfortably in the end, finishing 19th in the 24-team league, but the two clubs would not meet in the league for another 13 years. When Brighton went to Selhurst Park in October 2002 they were hoping for revenge – and not to concede any more penalties – but they were disappointed on both counts. Palace won 5-0, with two of the goals coming from the spot. It must have been tough to take for Brighton fans, but at least it wasn’t as bad as the day Morton awarded Palace four penalties, which remains a record for an English league game. Three Palace players missed penalties on the day – but at least Mark Bright scored (one of) his. Photograph: Colorsport/Rex/Shutterstock Facebook Read more Palace started on the front foot and looked determined to dominate the encounter. Mark Bright had a great chance to put them ahead after just 10 seconds, when he was through on goal with just the keeper to beat but he lobbed the ball just over the bar. Bright’s formidable partnership with Ian Wright had been the catalyst in turning around Palace’s fortunes over the previous few years under Steve Coppell and the pair soon showed their class.Wright scored the opener midway through the first half with a left-footed half volley from an almost impossible angle that arrowed into the far corner – a goal he later described as the best of his Palace career. It was the 100th scored by the front two pairing since Bright had arrived at the club in 1986. They did not have to wait too long for their 101st; Bright was fouled in the area and duly dispatched the penalty in the 38th minute to give Palace a 2-0 lead. A routine win looked assured.Palace’s cause had been helped a few minutes before their second goal, when the referee dealt out a straight red card to Brighton’s Mike Trusson for a foul on Eddie McGoldrick. The Palace winger was running the Brighton defence ragged but the fun was only starting – and Morton was just beginning to leave his mark on the game.Almost inevitably it was McGoldrick who was brought down by Dean Wilkins for the second penalty of the afternoon. Bright was not so assured this time. John Keeley dived to his left to push the ball around the post and give Palace a corner. The ball was swung back into the box and eventually made its way to Bright, who was hacked to the floor. For the third time in five minutes, the referee pointed to the spot.An already inflamed situation became even more intense as Morton dramatically ran to the goal-line with ever-increasing gusto after each decision. He later explained that he was just following orders: “At the time referees were given guidance when awarding a penalty to immediately take yourself to the corner of the penalty area so that if a player chased you that distance and reacted, he could not argue it was in the heat of the moment.” His approach did not stop a posse of enraged Brighton players from chasing and confronting him. Morton waved them away with an aloofness that did nothing to appease their sense of injustice. Wright took over from Bright as penalty-taker and his strike beat Keeley but smashed against the post. The ball rebounded back into play and made its way into Bright’s path, leaving him one-on-one with the keeper, but he could not score. Bright and Wright could both have picked up hat-tricks in the first half and put the game to bed, but Brighton were only 2-0 down at the break and still had a chance of turning things around. Share on Twitter Brighton & Hove Albion features Twitter Pinterest The FA Cup tie between Brighton and Crystal Palace on Monday night is unlikely to be as bizarre as their meeting on Easter Monday in 1989, a game that ratcheted up the bitterness in one of English football’s less obvious rivalries. Referee Kelvin Morton wrote himself into the record books and off Seagulls fans’ Christmas card lists as he became something of a cult hero for Palace supporters. Morton awarded five penalties in less than half an hour, four of which went to the home side. That Palace contrived to miss three of them but still won the match added to the surreal nature of the afternoon.Aside from the traditional feistiness associated with this fixture, this was an important game for both sides. Palace were aiming to secure promotion to the top flight after seven years in the Second Division; while Brighton, who had been promoted the season before, were desperately trying to avoid a relegation battle that could have take them straight back to the Third Division. • This article is from the author of The Agony and the Ecstasy• Follow Richard Foster on Twitter Facebook Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Facebook Share via Email Guardian Sport Network Pinterest
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With competition for places intensifying, the more experienced Cole and the set-piece specialist Moon have been preferred to Williams and Genge for the encounter with France.England are determined not to be bullied by a huge French pack and believe they can make more of an impact with their set-pieces than they did against Ireland. “We’re not afraid of the confrontation that’s going to come at scrum-time,” said the hooker Jamie George. “We’re relishing that opportunity.”“We were pretty good in Dublin but we know we can take it to a different place in terms of the way we scrum. I’ve played France a few times and they’re always a big, well-drilled pack. Weight is an advantage but there are ways around it. We want to take France to a place where it’s going be tough.”George believes England are responding well to their new defence coach, John Mitchell, for whom this week has already been a memorable one. His son Daryl made his international cricket debut for New Zealand, taking the final wicket in their T20 victory over Indiaon Wednesday.But the former All Blacks coach’s paternal pride – “Just seeing the helmet on his head with the fern on it … it has been seven years of work for the young fella” – will not distract Mitchell from his day job. “France are different opposition with different threats and they may arrive with surprise threats as well,” he said. “We’ve got to make sure we’re ready for that. If we get seduced into their type of game they will thrive. We have to be very disciplined, patient and resilient. We mustn’t get bored.”Mitchell sounds more than open to the idea of remaining beyond the World Cup, describing it as “a nice thing to think about”, and the camp is as upbeat as it has been in a while.“When I went on [against Ireland] you could just hear from the boys around you that we weren’t going to lose,” Hughes said. “The boys were all up for it. When Henry Slade scored that try in the corner, we all came in and said: ‘Boys are we enjoying this?’ Everyone said: ‘Yes we are. Let’s step it up another level’.”Slade also believes England’s display in Dublin owed something to some old-school team bonding during a night out in London. “We had a room, played some darts, enjoyed a couple of drinks and had a real good time,” the centre said.“We do a very similar thing at Exeter at the start of pre-season and it’s a great way to get to know each other. You feel closer to the bloke next to you, because you’ve shared experiences off the field. It’s not purely business and work, you’re playing with your mates.” England rugby union team Topics Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Rugby union Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on Facebook England have kept France guessing by naming Joe Cokanasiga, Brad Shields, Dan Cole and Ben Moon in a 25-man squad for Sunday’s Six Nations game at Twickenham. The quartet replace Mike Brown, Harry Williams, Ellis Genge and the injured Maro Itoje, with the fit-again centre Ben Te’o also surplus to requirements.The recalled Cole and Moon look set to be involved in England’s front-row plans, with Cokanasiga and Shields potentially vying with Chris Ashton and Nathan Hughes for spots in Eddie Jones’s matchday squad. Cokanasiga’s knee was heavily strapped in training at Bagshot, while Shields is only just back from a side strain that ruled him out of contention against Ireland. Six Nations 2019 Read more Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man City keeper Hart hails David Silva: He was tiny, slow and one-footed!by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart still marvels at the transformation of David Silva since he joined the club.Silva arrived in England in 2010 with a big reputation from his success with Valencia.However, Hart recalls the little midfielder appearing tiny, slow and extremely one footed in early training sessions.Silva has gone on to become one of City’s greatest ever players.The former City goalkeeper told the Kickback podcast: “The wizard came over, I had no idea who he was.”£25 million, tiny, slow, only left footed and didn’t even know his position.”He seemed like a lovely guy, didn’t really speak much English.”He didn’t take over straight away but his consistency and quality were through the roof.”Just an all-round amazing player – there isn’t one negative to him, other than he’s small.”