Day: July 17, 2019

A graphene superconductor that plays bigger than one tune – Phys.org

A graphene superconductor that plays bigger than one tune – Phys.org

The graphene/boron nitride moiré superlattice material is composed of three atomically thin (2D) layers of graphene (gray) sandwiched between 2D layers of boron nitride (red and blue) to form a repeating pattern called a moiré superlattice. Superconductivity is indicated by the light-green circles. Credit: Guorui Chen et al./Berkeley Lab Researchers at the U.S. Department of…

Criminal contempt showdown on Barr, Ross brings ‘extra political theater’ to the Home – Fox Recordsdata

Criminal contempt showdown on Barr, Ross brings ‘extra political theater’ to the Home – Fox Recordsdata

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt, saying they were stonewalling congressional probes into the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.The vote was one of a series of rapid-fire developments to rock the House, coming less…

Incompatible and sterile insect techniques combined rating rid of mosquitoes – Nature.com

Incompatible and sterile insect techniques combined rating rid of mosquitoes – Nature.com

AbstractThe radiation-based sterile insect technique (SIT) has successfully suppressed field populations of several insect pest species, but its effect on mosquito vector control has been limited. The related incompatible insect technique (IIT)—which uses sterilization caused by the maternally inherited endosymbiotic bacteria Wolbachia—is a promising alternative, but can be undermined by accidental release of females infected…

Unauthorized immigrants face public backlash in Mexico, gaze finds – The Washington Put up

Unauthorized immigrants face public backlash in Mexico, gaze finds – The Washington Put up

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador takes part in the inauguration of the government’s new militarized national guard police force. (Carlos Jasso/Reuters) Mexicans are deeply frustrated with immigrants after a year of heightened migration from Central America through the country, according to a survey conducted by The Washington Post and Mexico’s Reforma newspaper.  More than…

POLITICO Playbook: The Home’s sound and fury – Politico

POLITICO Playbook: The Home’s sound and fury – Politico

Tuesday’s House debate to condemn the president took a lot longer than it was meant to, because Speaker Nancy Pelosi read the title of the bill, which called the president’s comments racist, a violation of the decorum rules of the House. | Win McNamee/Getty Images AND THE TRAIN KEEPS ROLLING … The House will vote…

Why Progressives Think Joe Biden Is Not ‘Electable’ – NPR

Why Progressives Think Joe Biden Is Not ‘Electable’ – NPR

A wall titled “Who’s The Next To Drop Out?” with faces of the Democratic candidates running for president in the 2020 election is displayed during the Netroots Nation conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Saturday. Natalie Piserchio for NPR hide caption toggle caption Natalie Piserchio for NPR A wall titled “Who’s The…

Who Won ‘Game of Thrones’? – Vulture

Who Won ‘Game of Thrones’? – Vulture

The fantasy series was gold for nearly every person, place, and broadcaster involved. But who came out on top? Illustration: Christain Northeast Illustration: Christain Northeast Illustration: Christain Northeast For nearly a decade, fans obsessively followed the question of who would win the game of thrones. This summer, we finally found out: It was … Bran?!…

Nancy Pelosi became once rebuked for calling Trump’s tweets racist. She can thank Thomas Jefferson and the Brits. – The Washington Submit

Nancy Pelosi became once rebuked for calling Trump’s tweets racist. She can thank Thomas Jefferson and the Brits. – The Washington Submit

For more than an hour Tuesday, as the House debated whether to condemn President Trump’s racist tweets telling four minority congresswomen to “go back” to their “crime-infested” countries, the debate had to be put on pause. The problem: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) used the word “racist.” ….and viciously telling the people of the United…

Even after gargantuan earthquakes, a lot of Southern California light unprepared for The Tremendous One – Los Angeles Times – Los Angeles Times

A sizable crowd had already gathered outside the Surplus Store early July 6 when Victor Hernandez arrived at the West Los Angeles shop to unlock the doors.An orange banner strung between two white columns advertising earthquake and survival supplies in large block letters welcomed the nervous throngs as they filed in. Dozens packed into a…

‘Take care of the place we won’: As Trump’s campaign boasts of going on offense, its efforts appear squarely geared toward defending his 2016 design – The Washington Post

‘Take care of the place we won’: As Trump’s campaign boasts of going on offense, its efforts appear squarely geared toward defending his 2016 design – The Washington Post

President Trump’s campaign has boasted about efforts to expand the 2020 electoral map and compete in far-flung Democratic territory from Oregon to New Mexico while along the way winning over some of the voters who have been turned off by aspects of his presidency. But the president has held all of his campaign rallies this…

Tech Hearings: Congress Unites to Expend Blueprint at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google – The Contemporary York Times

Tech Hearings: Congress Unites to Expend Blueprint at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google – The Contemporary York Times

ImageExecutives from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google faced a grilling on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as lawmakers questioned their business practices.CreditCreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Lawmakers leveled stinging criticism and sharp questions at Big Tech executives on Tuesday, attacking Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for their market power, their perceived bias as gatekeepers of…

Intercourse offender, tenant of Sadie Roberts-Joseph arrested in killing of Baton Rouge icon – The Recommend

Intercourse offender, tenant of Sadie Roberts-Joseph arrested in killing of Baton Rouge icon – The Recommend

Sadie Roberts-Joseph’s daughter Angela Machen, at lectern, flanked by family members and law enforcement officials, speaks to thank all those involved in the work culminating with the arrest of Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, in the recent murder her mother, community activist and Baton Rouge African-American History Museum founder Roberts-Joseph, 75, Tuesday July 16, 2019. Sadie…

South Korea-Japan alternate fight dangers ‘extra escalation’ – CNBC

South Korea-Japan alternate fight dangers ‘extra escalation’ – CNBC

As the trade battle between South Korea and Japan drags on, Seoul announced it will cut down its economic dependence on Japanese industries.South Korea’s Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said at a regular briefing Wednesday that his government was “working on comprehensive plans to reduce the country’s dependence on Japan’s materials, components and equipment industries.”Relations between…

Trump’s escape tweets send Washington into midsummer madness – CNN

Trump’s escape tweets send Washington into midsummer madness – CNN

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump might finally have broken Washington.A Trump-induced midsummer madness enveloped the capital Tuesday, melting down some of the last bonds of civility needed for a functioning governing system.The uproar set off by Trump’s racist tweets echoed from the White House to Capitol Hill, confirming the truism that no one who chooses to…

The last huge conservative justice is tiresome – ThinkProgress

The last huge conservative justice is tiresome – ThinkProgress

President Gerald Ford loathed Justice William O. Douglas. Indeed, as a member of Congress, Ford declared Douglas “unfit” and pledged that he “would vote to impeach him right now.” So when the liberal Douglas, who Ford once accused of pushing a “hip pie‐yippie style revolution,” left the Supreme Court in 1975, Ford had a chance…

Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Advice It Is Willing to Negotiate Over Missile Program – The Modern York Cases

Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Advice It Is Willing to Negotiate Over Missile Program – The Modern York Cases

ImageSecretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump presented Iran’s statements as evidence that sanctions and military pressure were working.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Iran appeared willing to negotiate over its missile program “for the first time,” in what he and President Trump presented as…

SEC Media Days recap: Day 2 – TideSports.com

SEC Media Days recap: Day 2 – TideSports.com

GEORGIA Head coach: Kirby Smart2018 record: 11-3, 7-1 SECReturning starters: 14 (5 offense, 7 defense, 2 special teams)Hardest question Kirby Smart faced: “What’s your thought process on handling athletes who are dealing with a lot of struggles more so off the field, but also a little bit on the field?”Smart’s reply: “I think it’s maybe…

Trump’s new EU foil: Every other ‘real female German chief’ – Politico

Trump’s new EU foil: Every other ‘real female German chief’ – Politico

On Tuesday, Ursula von der Leyen became the European Commission’s next president, narrowly winning election in the European Parliament. | Virginia Mayo/AP Photo Foreign Policy Ursula von der Leyen wins plaudits from U.S. national security officials, but even some of her fans worry that her ascent will further fray the tenuous U.S.-EU relationship. Ursula von…

Elon Musk’s mind-interface firm is promising mammoth info. Right here’s what it would possibly maybe maybe maybe well very neatly be. – MIT Expertise Evaluate

Elon Musk’s mind-interface firm is promising mammoth info. Right here’s what it would possibly maybe maybe maybe well very neatly be. – MIT Expertise Evaluate

Neuralink, the secretive company bankrolled by Elon Musk to develop brain-computer interfaces, will provide its first public update later today in an event streamed over the internet.We’re having an event next Tuesday in San Francisco to share a bit about what we’ve been working on the last two years, and we’ve reserved a few seats…

Trump makes thirteen fraudulent claims in Cabinet assembly – CNN

Trump makes thirteen fraudulent claims in Cabinet assembly – CNN

(CNN)President Donald Trump uttered a rapid series of false claims, at least 13 in all, during his Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. He made another claim for which there is no public evidence, and he offered positive words about an ally’s accusation for which there is no public evidence.Let’s go through the 13 false claims first:False…

Trump’s Policies, Now now not His Heckling, May perhaps perhaps maybe furthermore Pressure Fed to Minimize Rates – The Recent York Times

Trump’s Policies, Now now not His Heckling, May perhaps perhaps maybe furthermore Pressure Fed to Minimize Rates – The Recent York Times

Business|Trump’s Policies, Not His Heckling, May Force Fed to Cut RatesImageThe Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, reiterated in a speech in Paris on Tuesday that the Fed would act as appropriate to sustain the economic expansion.CreditCreditMichel Euler/Associated PressWASHINGTON — President Trump lacks official power to make the Federal Reserve cut interest rates, but he…