Experts Fukushima must do more to reduce radioactive water Update

A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and said other measures are needed as well. In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) official wearing a radioactive protective gear stands in front of Advanced Liquid Processing Systems during a press tour at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday, March 7, 2018 that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and that other measures are needed as well. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool, File) The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., says the ice wall has helped reduce the radioactive water by half. The plant also pumps out several times as much groundwater before it reaches the reactors via a conventional drainage system using dozens of wells dug around the area.The groundwater mixes with radioactive water leaking from the damaged reactors. Contaminated water also results from rainwater that comes in contact with tainted soil and structures at the plant, which suffered meltdowns of three reactors after a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.The panel agreed that the ice wall helps, but said it doesn’t completely solve the problem. Panel members suggested that additional measures be taken to minimize the inflow of rainwater and groundwater, such as repairing roofs and other damaged parts of buildings. Results from the recent dry season were positive, but they noted that heavy rainfalls caused spikes in the amount of contaminated water.”We recognize that the ice wall has had an effect, but more work is needed to mitigate rainfall ahead of the typhoon season,” said panel chairman Yuzo Onishi, a Kansai University civil engineering professor.The 1.5-kilometer (1-mile) coolant-filled underground structure was installed around the wrecked reactor buildings to create a frozen soil barrier and keep groundwater from flowing into the heavily radioactive area. The ice wall has been activated in phases since 2016. Frozen barriers around the reactor buildings are now deemed complete.On Wednesday, TEPCO said the amount of contaminated water that collects inside the reactor buildings was reduced to 95 tons per day with the ice wall, compared to nearly 200 tons without one. That is part of the 500 tons of contaminated water created every day at the plant, with the other 300 tons pumped out via wells, treated and stored in tanks. In addition to the 35 billion yen ($320 million) construction cost funded by taxpayers’ money, the ice wall needs more than 1 billion yen ($9.5 million) annually in operating and maintenance costs. Critics have been skeptical about the ice wall and suggested greater use of wells—a standard groundwater drainage method—as a cheaper and more proven option. Citation: Experts: Fukushima must do more to reduce radioactive water (Update) (2018, March 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-fukushima-ice-wall-partly-radioactive.html 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. The head of TEPCO’s decommissioning company, Naohiro Masuda, said the ice wall deserves more recognition because it has stabilized groundwater movement and helped eliminate emergencies, while reducing the total amount of water pumped up, which also saves costs for water treatment and storage tanks.”We can work more stably thanks to the ice wall. Intuitively, it is very effective,” Masuda said at the meeting, adding that the wall contributed more than its cost.The plant has been struggling with the ever-growing amounts of water—only slightly contaminated after treatment—now totaling 1 million tons and stored in 1,000 tanks, taking up significant space at the complex, where a decades-long decommissioning effort continues. Officials aim to minimize the contaminated water in the reactor before starting to remove melted fuel in 2021. In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, workers wearing protective gears stand outside Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant’s reactor in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday, March 7, 2018 that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and that other measures are needed as well. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool, File) © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Ice wall at Fukushima plant switched on, but will it work? Explore further read more


Facebook faces Oppenheimer moment over Trump scandal

A public apology by Zuckerberg has failed to quell outrage over the hijacking of personal data from millions of people by Cambridge Analytica. © 2018 AFP The scandal over the way Cambridge Analytica obtained personal information to try to manipulate US voters “is the most important moment that Facebook has faced since it went public (in 2012),” according to Professor Andrew Przybylski of Oxford University, one of the world’s leading authorities on social media psychology.He compared their reluctance to admit the destructive potential of social media to the epiphany of the father of the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer, who declared, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.””With Facebook we have to acknowledge we are giving Frodo the Ring,” Przybylski told AFP, referring to the object in the Lord of the Rings which confers absolute power. “If you gave me the Ring I would be corrupted.”It is not that what is happening at Facebook is by its nature bad,” he added. “It is that they are using our data for products and services, but that we have no idea what they are up to.”He called for regulation and a new “ethical framework (to ensure) that users’ rights are protected and that research is being done transparently and in the public interest.”Przybylski said similar crises had led to the establishment of ethical standards in other areas. ‘Facebook sense threat'”Chemistry had this moment after they invented dynamite and chemical weapons, physics had this with nuclear weapons,” he argued.Facebook and “others have been built on the shoulders of academic research… The key issue is trust. Facebook works one-on-one with psychologists and researchers and there is a fundamental asymmetry there.”Przybylski, who has spent the last two days at Facebook’s San Francisco headquarters, said he told founder Mark Zuckerberg’s chief of staff “Chris Cox all this to his face”, and set out proposals on how Facebook might change the way it works.”I am optimistic. They are receptive, they have a sense of the threat and they have a proactive mindset,” said Przybylski, who no longer uses Facebook himself. Facebook and psychologists who have worked with it are grappling with their “Oppenheimer moment”, experts say, over revelations that its data may have been used to help elect US President Donald Trump. US FTC probing Facebook data scandal: media But Google researcher Francois Chollet has his doubts.In a series of scathing tweets this week the inventor of the Keras open source library said “the problem with Facebook is not ‘just’ the loss of your privacy and the fact that it can be used as a totalitarian panopticon,” a prison in which all the cells can be observed from one point.”The more worrying issue is its use of digital information consumption as a psychological control vector.”Other experts were sceptical that fears about personal information being used to influence users would lead to an exodus from the world’s biggest social network.But with hashtags like #DeleteFacebook and #ZuckSucks trending even on Facebook itself, they said it had suffered a major blow beyond the billions wiped off its share price.Addicted to the ‘F’ keyFrench sociologist Nathalie Nadaud-Albertini said that with Cambridge Analytica a line had been crossed even if “people are almost inured to their data being used for commercial gain. “That information is being used in political campaigns is far more unsettling,” she said.”Yet whether we like it or not, we are almost obliged to have social media accounts,” she said.Nor can addiction be underplayed, insisted Professor Eric Baumer, of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, whose 2015 study for Cornell University showed how many Facebook users wanting to quit still found themselves reaching for the “F” key when started their computers.Those who did leave were often tempted back, he said.”A lot people are going to make a big fuss about quitting now… Then you’ll see a negative backlash when their friends say, ‘How am I to get in touch with you?'” he said.No other social media “has the same critical mass. However, that could change” and there were strong signs it was already changing with younger users. The most consistent users are now aged between 40 and 60, Baumer said, while “younger users are likely to have an account that is deactivated or to have at least thought of deactivating it.He was now studying a growing “latent resistance” to Facebook, which may end up with a “more thoughtful engagement with a panoply of different types of social media. “The other problem is the opacity of social media conglomerates,” Baumer argued. “People say I don’t like Facebook so I use Instagram… not realising Facebook also owns it.” Citation: Facebook faces ‘Oppenheimer moment’ over Trump scandal (2018, March 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-facebook-oppenheimer-moment-trump-scandal.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. 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Backers of data privacy measure submit signatures for ballot

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. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Explore further Citation: Backers of data privacy measure submit signatures for ballot (2018, May 3) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-backers-privacy-submit-signatures-ballot.html Supporters of a California initiative aimed at giving consumers more control over their personal data say they have collected enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Proponents of the measure, which would allow consumers to bar companies from selling their personal information, said Thursday they have submitted 625,000 signatures. If the secretary of state certifies that enough of the signatures are valid, the initiative will go before voters in November. Google, AT&T and other tech giants are funding an opposition campaign to quash the measure.It would require companies to tell users what types of personal information they collect and whether they’ve sold it. It would also let consumers sue companies for security breaches, even if the consumer can’t prove they were harmed as a result.Supporters say social media companies and others that collect and sell data can easily stop doing so and still make money selling advertisements and charging consumers to use their products.”People really want to be able to do something to take control over their personal information,” Alastair Mactaggart said, a San Francisco housing developer funding the initiative. “It’s entirely feasible, and it’s very low-tech.”Facebook gave $200,000 to the opposition effort before it said it will stop contributing money. Its announcement came amid mounting backlash after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a Republican-linked consulting firm, had collected data from millions of Facebook users.Opponents argue the measure would create different standards for companies in California and could limit residents’ choices.”It is unworkable, requiring the internet and businesses in California to operate differently than the rest of the world—limiting our choices, hurting our businesses, and cutting our connection to the global economy,” leaders of the opposition campaign said in a statement. “This will open the floodgates for abusive, costly lawsuits.”The initiative wouldn’t deter businesses from selling products to California residents, Mactaggart said. Many industries, such as the auto industry, have to comply with different regulations in different states, he said. Facebook to stop spending against California privacy effort read more


Toyota pours 500 mn into driverless car tieup with Uber Update

first_img © 2018 AFP Uber, which has scaled back its driverless car program, could ramp up efforts as part of a reported alliance with Japanese auto giant Toyota Toyota will pump about $500 million into ride-share firm Uber as part of a deal to work together on mass-producing self-driving vehicles, the Japanese car giant said on Tuesday. Explore further Uber resumes testing for autonomous cars in ‘manual mode’center_img The deal, which reportedly values Uber at about $72 billion, aims at “advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale”, Toyota said in a statement.Analysts said the move showed Toyota was motoring full speed ahead towards a driverless car future, in a race involving the world’s top auto firms as well as tech giants such as Google and Alibaba.Technology from both companies will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles and deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing platform, with the first pilot rollout set for 2021.”Hundreds of vehicles” would be involved in that first phase, a spokesman told AFP. “The deal is the first of its kind for Uber and signals our commitment to bringing world-class technologies to the Uber network,” said CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.The agreement came after the smartphone-summoned ride service began to rein in its solo effort to develop autonomous vehicle technology.Uber suspended its self-driving car programme after a crash in March, which killed a woman pushing a bicycle in a street in the US state of Arizona.Last month, the San-Francisco-based firm took a tentative step towards restarting the programme, putting self-driving cars back on the road in “manual mode”, with a driver at the wheel at all times.The testing will enable Uber to gather data on different scenarios that will be recreated in computer simulations, and also develop more accurate mapping for the vehicles.’Wide-open field’Uber is among a number of technology and car companies racing toward what some say is an inevitable future in which vehicles drive themselves.The statement said the “mass-produced autonomous vehicles” would be owned and operated by “mutually agreed-upon third-party autonomous fleet operators”.Hans Greimel, Asia editor for the specialist Automotive News publication, said Toyota was “gearing up big-time for autonomous driving”.”They are feeling the pressure and they are really turning their attention towards this field,” he added.”It is a wide-open field and everybody is scrambling to feel their way. Maybe Toyota feels a sense of crisis, maybe they had a rough start but I don’t feel they are behind.”Traders appeared to welcome the news, pushing Toyota stock up 1.86 percent to 7.096 yen, outperforming the wider market which was 0.64 percent higher.Toyota had already invested an undisclosed amount in Uber in 2016 via its subsidiary Toyota Financial Services and Greimel said cash was the main attraction for Uber.”I think what they are after with Toyota is the money more than anything,” he said.However, he added that it was possible that the more conservative Toyota could end up slowing down the Silicon Valley firm.”Toyota is known for its safety and is more conservative but it could be a downside for a Silicon Valley company used to being very quick and nimble and making fast decisions.”Toyota needs to double-check, triple-check everything and this might slow them down a little bit,” he said.Khosrowshahi is also looking at shifting cars to scooters and electric bikes for shorter, inner-city trips, he said in an interview published this week. While he admitted the move would likely cost the firm financially in the near term, he told the Financial Times it made sense as a long-term strategy as “during rush hour, it is very inefficient for a one-tonne hulk of metal to take one person 10 blocks”. Citation: Toyota pours $500 mn into driverless car tie-up with Uber (Update) (2018, August 27) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-toyota-team-uber-driverless-cars.html 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.last_img read more


IBM Research releases Diversity in Faces dataset to advance study of fairness

first_imgCredit: IBM Have you ever been treated unfairly? How did it make you feel? Probably not too good. Most people generally agree that a fairer world is a better world, and our AI researchers couldn’t agree more. That’s why we are harnessing the power of science to create AI systems that are more fair and accurate. Explore further Credit: IBM Many of our recent advances in AI have produced remarkable capabilities for computers to accomplish increasingly sophisticated and important tasks, like translating speech across languages to bridge communications across cultures, improving complex interactions between people and machines, and automatically recognizing contents of video to assist in safety applications.Much of the power of AI today comes from the use of data-driven deep learning to train increasingly accurate models by using growing amounts of data. However, the strength of these techniques can also be a weakness. The AI systems learn what they’re taught, and if they are not taught with robust and diverse datasets, accuracy and fairness could be at risk. For that reason, IBM, along with AI developers and the research community, need to be thoughtful about what data we use for training. IBM remains committed to developing AI systems to make the world more fair.The challenge in training AI is manifested in a very apparent and profound way with facial recognition technology. Today, there can be difficulties in making facial recognition systems that meet fairness expectations. The heart of the problem is not with the AI technology itself, per se, but with how the AI-powered facial recognition systems are trained. For the facial recognition systems to perform as desired – and the outcomes to become increasingly accurate – training data must be diverse and offer a breadth of coverage. For example, the training data sets must be large enough and different enough that the technology learns all the ways in which faces differ to accurately recognize those differences in a variety of situations. The images must reflect the distribution of features in faces we see in the world. 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. Citation: IBM Research releases ‘Diversity in Faces’ dataset to advance study of fairness in facial recognition systems (2019, January 29) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-ibm-diversity-dataset-advance-fairness.html More information: L. G. Farkas, Anthropometry of the Head and Face, Raven Press, 1994.A. Chardon I. Cretois and C. Hourseau, “Skin colour typology and suntanning pathways,” International Journal of Cosmetic Science , Aug. 1991, 13(4), pp. 191-208.Y. Liu, K. L. Schmidt, J. F. Cohn, S. Mitra, “Facial asymmetry quantification for expression invariant human identification,” Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Volume 91, Issues 1–2, July–August 2003, pp. 138-159.L. G. Farkas, et. al, “International anthropometric study of facial morphology in various ethnic groups/races,” J Craniofac Surg. 2005 Jul;16(4), pp. 615-46.N. Ramanathan, R. Chellappa, “Modeling Age Progression in Young Faces,” Intl. Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2006, pp. 387-394.A. C. Little, B. C. Jones, L. M. DeBruine, “Facial attractiveness: evolutionary based research,” Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2011 Jun 12;366(1571), pp. 1638-59.X. Zhu, D. Ramanan, “Face Detection, Pose Estimation, and Landmark Localization in the Wild,” Intl. Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2012, pp. 2879-2886.A. Porcheron, E. Mauger, R. Russell, “Aspects of Facial Contrast Decrease with Age and Are Cues for Age Perception,” PLoS One 8(3), Mar. 6, 2013Z. Liu, P. Luo, X. Wang, X. Tang, “Deep Learning Face Attributes in the Wild”, Intl. Conf. on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 3730-3738.center_img Today, IBM Research is releasing a new large and diverse dataset called Diversity in Faces (DiF) to advance the study of fairness and accuracy in facial recognition technology. The first of its kind available to the global research community, DiF provides a dataset of annotations of 1 million human facial images. Using publicly available images from the YFCC-100M Creative Commons data set, we annotated the faces using 10 well-established and independent coding schemes from the scientific literature. [1-10] The coding schemes principally include objective measures of human faces, such as craniofacial features, as well as more subjective annotations, such as human-labeled predictions of age and gender. We believe by extracting and releasing these facial coding scheme annotations on a large dataset of 1 million images of faces, we will accelerate the study of diversity and coverage of data for AI facial recognition systems to ensure more fair and accurate AI systems. Today’s release is simply the first step.We believe the DiF dataset and its 10 coding schemes offer a jumping-off point for researchers around the globe studying the facial recognition technology. The 10 facial coding methods include craniofacial (e.g., head length, nose length, forehead height), facial ratios (symmetry), visual attributes (age, gender), and pose and resolution, among others. These schemes are some of the strongest identified by the scientific literature, building a solid foundation to our collective knowledge.Our initial analysis has shown that the DiF dataset provides a more balanced distribution and broader coverage of facial images compared to previous datasets. Furthermore, the insights obtained from the statistical analysis of the 10 initial coding schemes on the DiF dataset has furthered our own understanding of what is important for characterizing human faces and enabled us to continue important research into ways to improve facial recognition technology.The dataset is available today to the global research community upon request. IBM is proud to make this available and our goal is to help further our collective research and contribute to creating AI systems that are more fair.While IBM Research is committed to continuing study and investigation of fairer facial recognition systems, we don’t believe we can do it alone. With today’s release, we urge others to contribute to the growing body of research and advance this important scientific agenda.To request access to the DiF dataset, visit our webpage. To learn more about DiF, read our paper, “Diversity in Faces.” Journal information: PLoS ONE Experts disagree with prior study that claimed sheep have face-recognition abilities comparable to humans How do we measure and ensure diversity for human faces? On one hand, we are familiar with how faces differ by age, gender, and skin tone, and how different faces can vary across some of these dimensions. Much of the focus on facial recognition technology has been on how well it performs within these attributes. But, as prior studies have shown, these attributes are just a piece of the puzzle and not entirely adequate for characterizing the full diversity of human faces. Dimensions like face symmetry, facial contrast, the pose the face is in, the length or width of the face’s attributes (eyes, nose, forehead, etc.) are also important. This story is republished courtesy of IBM Research. Read the original story here. Provided by IBMlast_img read more


In revamp Facebook bets on smallscale connections romance

first_imgLeaner, faster MessengerSeparately, Facebook unveiled a Messenger app overhaul that makes the mobile software leaner, faster and more of an energy miser.”We rewrote practically all of the code from scratch,” head of Messenger Stan Chudnovsky told AFP.”We made Messenger the fastest private communication hub on the planet.”Features built into the new Messenger app, used by some 1.3 billion people, build on the social network’s broader vision of small-group-sharing in “virtual living rooms,” according to Chudnovsky.Facebook also announced its Portal video call device would be available internationally—starting with Canada in June, and Europe later this year—and would allow calls over the WhatsApp messaging platform.Meanwhile, the Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest headsets, starting at $399, will begin shipping on May 21, expanding Facebook’s move into virtual reality and gaming, the company said.LucasFilm and Oculus Studios will have a “Star Wars” themed “Vader Immortal” virtual reality game ready when the Quest launches, putting players face to face with the master of the dark side of the Force. © 2019 AFP A “Meet New Friends” feature being gradually rolled out will let users opt in to getting acquainted with others interested in fresh connections within shared communities.An “Events” tab will expedite making real world, local plans with online friends.Hidden crushesFacebook also announced it is expanding a dating feature to 14 more countries including the Philippines, Singapore, Brazil and Chile.A new feature called “Secret Crush” will let people signal which friends they are interested in romantically on a private crush list—only letting the object of their fancy know if the feeling is mutual.”We think there is a lot of potential in developing these relationships,” Simo said.”It’s all built with privacy in mind, and with the goal of building meaningfully long-term relationships and not just hookups.”The ability for people in small groups to be able to communicate securely and privately is seen as essential to making the social network more intimate.There are tens of millions of active groups on Facebook, and more than 400 million people belong to groups at the social network. Facebook’s F8 conference, a key gathering for developers working with the social network, is being held this week in San Jose, California The new features were introduced in a revamped Facebook app as the embattled social network embarks on a new strategy emphasizing private communications and small groups.”As the world gets bigger and more connected, we need that sense of intimacy more than ever,” Zuckerberg said as he opened the F8 developer conference for the social networking giant.”That’s why I believe the future is private.”The new app made available to US users Tuesday aims for a new direction for Facebook: it eliminates the blue background and offers a range of new ways to connect, in line with Zuckerberg’s vision to move away from the “digital town square” to a “digital living room.”Facebook’s shift comes response to criticism over failing to curb misinformation and manipulation of the platform used by 2.3 billion people, and missteps on its handling of private user data.”It can be hard to find your sense of purpose when you are connected to billions of people at the same time,” Zuckerberg told the developers gathered in San Jose, California.”Privacy gives us the freedom to be ourselves.”The redesigned application, to be followed by a new Facebook website, symbolizes changes in how Facebook runs its business, Zuckerberg said. Got a crush on another Facebook user? The social network will help you connect, as part of a revamp unveiled Tuesday that aims to foster real-world relationships and make the platform a more intimate place for groups of friends. Zuckerberg to explain how Facebook gets ‘privacy focused’ The newly designed Facebook app will give prominence to groups, private communications and even dating as part of an effort to shift the social network from a digital “town square” to digital “living room” Explore further After being battered by controversies on its handling of private user data and failing to curb manipulation, Facebook is seeking to shift its emphasis to private communications Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, seen at the 2018 F8 developers conference, is seeking to shift the emphasis of the social network to smaller-scale communications 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. “We are seeing that groups can bridge people across dividing lines,” Simo said.”If you are a dog lover, you will find people who are dog lovers across all divides, political or otherwise,” she added. “I know we don’t exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly,” he said. “But I am committed to starting a new chapter for our product.”Dogs and politicsChanges announced Tuesday put groups at the center of the experience and add dating, friend-making and events features intended to promote people getting together in real life, Facebook’s new app head Fidji Simo told AFP ahead of F8.The redesign is meant to make it easier for users to take part in communities, whether based on friendships, family ties or common interests, according to Simo.”It’s definitely part of Mark’s bigger vision,” she said.The new design gives users more options for private and group connections.While counterintuitive, Facebook sees the change as potentially bringing people with opposing political viewpoints together rather than separating them in “filter bubbles.” Citation: In revamp, Facebook bets on small-scale connections, romance (2019, April 30) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-revamp-facebook-small-scale-romance.htmllast_img read more


Largest Neolithic Settlement in Israel Uncovered Up to 3000 People May Have

first_imgBefore it gets destroyed by a newly constructed highway, a 9,000-year-old Neolithic site just outside of Jerusalem is getting an exhaustive excavation, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. The humans who lived there during the Neolithic (the last period of the Stone Age) were a sophisticated bunch. Many of them were likely farmers who had stored hundreds of thousands of seeds — including lentils, chickpeas and beans — in storage facilities. These ancient people also kept domesticated goats, as shown by animal remains found at the site, and they traded with neighboring regions, such as what is now Turkey, Jordan and the areas around the Red Sea. “This is the first time that such a large-scale settlement from the Neolithic period — 9,000 years ago — [has been] discovered in Israel,” Hamoudi Khalaily and Jacob Vardi, archaeologists and excavation directors at the site, who work with the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a statement. “At least 2,000 [to] 3,000 residents lived here — an order of magnitude that parallels a present-day city.” [See Photos of the Neolithic Excavation]Advertisement Largest Neolithic Excavation on Record in IsraelArchaeologists are excavating a 9,000-year-old farming settlement in Israel that dates to the Neolithic. 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Help Them Thrive By Doing This One ThingUltimate Pet Nutrition SupplementsUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndo Archaeologists have known about this location, called the Motza site, for decades. However, now that the government plans to build a new highway entrance and new roundabouts there, the Israel Antiquities Authority sent a team to do a full-scale excavation of the Neolithic settlement, Vardi told Live Science. This effort quickly became the largest excavation of a Neolithic site in the country, he said. During the Neolithic, hunter-gatherer groups began farming and making permanent settlements. So, it came as no surprise when they found large buildings with rooms where Neolithic people once lived, public facilities and places for rituals. Alleyways ran between the buildings, showing that the settlement had an advanced layout. Some buildings even had plaster floors. The team also uncovered human burials beneath and around the houses. Some of the burials also held burial goods, likely offerings that may have been given to help the deceased in the afterlife. Some of these grave goods came from far away — including obsidian beads from Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) and seashells from the Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea — indicating that the people at this site traded with neighboring regions. The excavation also uncovered several stone and mother-of-pearl bracelets, which, given their small size, were likely worn by children or adolescents, Vardi said. He added that one burial showed that these bracelets were worn on the upper arm. The site also has thousands of stone arrowheads for hunting, axes for felling trees, and sickle blades and knives, as well as figurines whose styles date to the Neolithic. Radiocarbon dating of the seeds found at the site indicates that people lived there between 9,000 and 8,800 years ago, Vardi said. In addition to farming crops and keeping goats, these people kept cows and pigs; they also hunted game, such as gazelle, deer, wolves and foxes, as shown by animal remains found there. “Based on the data that we have and from the fauna, we have a pretty good notion that the people at the site were farmers and they were specialists in what they did,” Vardi said. After the Neolithic period ended, people continued to live there. It’s clear why this spot was so desirable, Vardi said, as it’s near a large spring and several smaller springs that supply fresh water. The site is now 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) from Jerusalem, on the banks of the Sorek Stream. The entire Motza site is about 0.1 square miles (30 to 40 hectares). As the excavation wraps up, the team still has a lot on its plate. The researchers plan to publish several papers and articles for the public on the site, as well as put some of the artifacts in museums for public viewing, Vardi said.last_img read more


A Sunken Soviet Sub Is Raising the Radioactivity of the Norwegian Sea

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But instead of lying peacefully at the bottom of the sea, that sub, called the Komsomolets, is leaking radioactive material deep beneath the waves. Several samples collected by an underwater robot from and around the sunken sub’s ventilation duct show that it’s leaking high levels of cesium, a radioactive element, according to the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). Some of the cesium levels are 800,000 times higher than normal levels in the Norwegian Sea, according to the institute. However, this radiation does not pose a risk to people or fish, the IMR noted. [Photos: WWII Shipwrecks Found Off NC Coast]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65931-radioactive-soviet-submarine-leak.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  The Soviets launched the 400-foot-long (120 meters) Komsomolets, which means “member of the Young Communist League,” in May 1983, according to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. While the Komsomolets was on patrol in April 1989, a fire broke out on board, leading to the sub’s eventual demise. As the Komsomolets sank, its two nuclear reactors and at least two torpedoes with plutonium-containing nuclear warheads fell to the bottom of the sea. Since then, the Russians and Norwegians have monitored the wreck, noting its radioactive leaks. “We took water samples from inside this particular duct because the Russians had documented leaks here both in the 1990s and more recently in 2007,” Hilde Elise Heldal, the expedition leader, said in the IMR statement. “So we weren’t surprised to find high levels here.” An analysis showed that one sample had 100 becquerels per liter, compared with the usual 0.001 becquerels per liter normally found in the Norwegian Sea. (A becquerel (Bq) is a unit of radioactivity that represents decay per second.) But Heldal said it was important to put this number into perspective. For instance, following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, regulations were set for how much cesium would be allowed in foods. “After the Chernobyl accident in 1986, Norwegian authorities set this limit to 600 Bq/kilogram,” she said. So, even though the cesium levels from parts of the submarine “were clearly above what is normal in the oceans,” they still “weren’t alarmingly high,” Heldal said. Moreover, samples taken a few yards from the duct didn’t have any measurable levels of cesium in them. “We didn’t find any measurable levels of radioactive cesium there, unlike in the duct itself,” Justin Gwynn, a researcher at the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, said in the statement. Strange cloud But the remotely operated vehicle (ROV), called the Aegir 6000, did catch a strange sight on film: an eerie cloud emanating from the submarine’s duct. After detecting the cloud, the ROV took a sample, which was later found to contain high levels of cesium. Then, the ROV took another sample from a cloud seen rising from a nearby grille. This reading also had high radioactivity levels. Now, the researchers are wondering if this “cloud” is related to the high radioactivity levels in those areas. “It looks very dramatic on video, and it’s definitely interesting, but we don’t really know what we’re seeing and why this phenomenon occurs,” Gwynn said. “It’s something we want to find out more about.” [Photos: WWI-Era German Submarine Wreck Discovered Off Scotland Coast] The researchers plan to study the many samples the ROV collected from the submarine. In the meantime, Heldal stressed that seafood eaters have little to worry about. “What we have found during our survey has very little impact on Norwegian fish and seafood,” she said. “In general, cesium levels in the Norwegian Sea are very low, and as the wreck is so deep, the pollution from Komsomolets is quickly diluted.” Even so, scientists plan to monitor the vessel for years to come, especially since it’s the only known source of radioactive pollution in Norway’s waters. “We need good documentation of pollution levels in seawater, seabed sediments and, of course, fish and seafood,” Heldal said. “So, we’ll continue monitoring both Komsomolets in particular and Norwegian waters in general.”last_img read more


Govt approves procurement of 111 helicopters for Navy at cost of Rs

first_imgdefence SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS Published on SHAREcenter_img In a major decision, the Defence Ministry today approved procurement of 111 utility helicopters for the Navy at a cost of over Rs 21,000 crore, officials said. They said the ministry cleared procurement proposals worth nearly Rs 46,000 crore which included the acquisition of the helicopters. The decisions were taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the ministry’s highest decision-making body on procurement. “The DAC approved procurement of 111 utility helicopters for the Indian Navy at a cost of over Rs 21,000 crores,” said a senior official. The official said the DAC also granted approval to a few other procurement proposals amounting to approximately Rs 24,879 crore which included approval for acquisition of 150 indigenously designed and developed 155 mm advanced towed artillery gun systems for the Army at an approximate cost of Rs 3,364 crores. COMMENT August 25, 2018last_img read more


If you are not in suitboot youre not PMs bhai Rahul

first_imgregional elections COMMENTS Rahul attacks PM on economic policies Press Trust of India Repeating his ‘suit-boot’ jibe at Narendra Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that there is no place for the poor in the Prime Minister’s heart, and said , “If you are not in suit-boot, you are not PM’s bhai”.Rahul also accused Modi of remaining silent when Dalits, women, minorities, tribals and the poor are attacked and alleged that he and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were attempting to save a rape accused BJP MLA in the northern State. On a campaign trail in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, the Congress President took on Modi over the controversial Rafale jet deal and alleged that he had close proximity with businessmen like Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Anil Ambani. He also said that loans of farmers will be waived in 10 days if the Congress comes to power in the State.Rahul earlier began his two-day tour of the State by offering prayers at the Maa Peetambara Peeth temple complex in Datia, in Gwalior division. Taking a swipe at BJP’s assurance on women’s safety, Gandhi said that there is a “need to save our daughters from BJP MLAs”. “Prime Minister addresses Mehul Choksi as Mehul bhai (brother), Nirav Modi as Nirav bhai and Anil Ambani as Anil bhai; but he never addresses a labourer, a poor and a farmer as bhai or hugs them. There is no place for them in his heart. If you are not in suit-boot you are not PM’s bhai,” Gandhi said addressing a public gathering in Datia.“The Prime Minister let jeweller Nirav Modi escape with ₹35,000 crore, which is equal to the entire budget of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA),” said Rahul, referring to the PNB banking fraud allegedly involving Nirav Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi and others.Taking a dig at the ruling party over the issue of women’s safety, Rahul said, “The BJP gave a good slogan ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ (save and educate daughters).“But in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were trying to save a rape accused BJP MLA. The PM didn’t speak a word,” he alleged. “There is a need now to save our daughters from BJP MLAs.” On the multi-billion dollar Rafale jet deal with France, Rahul alleged that Modi ensured the offset contract for Anil Ambani, “who owes ₹45,000 crore to public sector banks“. October 15, 2018 COMMENT Congress president Rahul Gandhi with party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath at Pitambara Shakti Peeth, in MP on Monday   –  PTI RELATED Voters list of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan: Supreme Court dismisses Congress pleas Published on Madhya Pradesh SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more


Why Congress scared of Christian Michel asks BJP

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS COMMENT 0 Published on December 31, 2018 The BJP leader, however, dodged a query about the Congress’ charge of the Modi government ending AgustaWestland’s blacklisting SHARE Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai on Monday asked the Congress why it was scared of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, and what is the truth that it wants to hide.The Enforcement Department investigating the AgustaWestland case, had told a Delhi court on Saturday recently that Michel has made a reference to “Mrs Gandhi” during interrogation.The Congress then hit out at the BJP-led government at the Centre, accusing it of using agencies to put pressure on Michel to “name a particular family” as elections were near and it has no real issues.“Why the Congress party is making a hue and cry on Christian Michel and what is the truth that it wants to hide? The Congress getting jittery on the issue makes things more evident as why it is creating a furore over the matter,” Rai told reporters here at the party office.An Italian court in its order noted that Rs 360 crore was paid as kickbacks in the Rs 37 billion dollar chopper deal and politicians and bureaucrats received Rs 125 crore as bribe, Rai said.“The court also mentioned the name of Sonia Gandhi four times in its order which shows her involvement in the deal,” he said.Rai said these accusations of corruption were raised not by the BJP or any central agency but by an Italian court.Michel has revealed many names using codes such as “big man, son of Italian lady, party leader and R” which all suggest to a single family, he claimed.The Congress is trying to deflect attention of the people by questioning the Narendra Modi government on the AugustaWestland deal, he said.The BJP leader, however, dodged a query about the Congress’ charge of the Modi government ending AgustaWestland’s blacklisting.The truth of the Congress is before the people who will give the party a befitting reply, he said. last_img read more


IRCTC scam Delhi court extends Lalu Prasads interim bail till Jan 28

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT January 19, 2019 IRCTC scam: Delhi court grants interim bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Published on SHARE RELATED RJD chief Lalu Prasad COMMENTS fraud politics IRCTC scam: Court grants bail to Lalu Prasad’s wife, son A Delhi court on Saturday extended till January 28 the interim bail granted to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation scam cases. Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj also extended the interim bail granted to Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in the cases till January 28. On the said date, the court will pronounce order on the regular bail application of Prasad and others in the ED case. The cases relate to alleged irregularities in granting the operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm. Seeking regular bail, Prasad, through his counsel, told the court he was not arrested during trial. “I appeared on summons and now there is no need of my custody because my custody was not sought when the probe was on. All documents are already seized and there is no vulnerable witness cited by ED,” he said. He also said he was 69 years old and unwell. Yadav told the court he was in his teens when the alleged conspiracy started and he has no knowledge of what was going on. “ED is opposing for the sake of opposing. (There is) no allegation that we tried to hamper or influence the probe or tamper the evidence,” the accused said. ED opposed Prasad’s bail application, saying offence affecting the economy of the country as a whole and posing a serious threat to financial health of the country. “Just because we did not arrest the accused during the probe, it can’t be a ground for bail after he was summoned and appeared before the court. Bail is not automatic. Laundering was done through various persons and lawyers,” ED said, opposing the bail applications. It added that names of employees were misused in laundering money that they are not even aware of. “They may try to tamper the evidence or influence the witnesses as some of them are their employees. They are still being examined,” ED said. All the accused are currently on interim bail in the money laundering case. The court reserved its order for 4pm on Prasad’s application for regular bail in the CBI case. He is currently on interim bail in the case.last_img read more


Chandrababu Naidus warning to bureaucratsChandrababu Naidus warning to bureaucrats

first_imgMay 03, 2019 Andhra Pradesh SHARE SHARE EMAIL N Chandrababu Naidu   –  CH_VIJAYA BHASKAR Published on COMMENTcenter_img public officials Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced in Amaravati on Friday that he would hold a Cabinet meet next week to review routine administrative matters and the officials are duty-bound to cooperate with the State government and, if they fail to do so, serious action would follow. Cyclone effectThe Chief Minister told a press meet that Cyclone Fani had crossed the coast in Odisha on Friday and some mandals in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts in north-coastal Andhra Pradesh were affected. He said all relief measures were promptly taken and there was no loss of life and the property loss was also minimised. Normalcy will be restored very soon and there was no hardship to people, he added. In that context, he made certain comments regarding the role of the Chief Secretary and other officials in the State. “We have a strange situation here in Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Secretary does not report to me and he expects me to go to him. Are the officials not aware of business rules by which they are bound?” Poll and administrationHe added: “Of course, there is an election code of conduct in force but election duties and routine administration are different. Those officials involved in election duties should report to the Election Commission and they should not report to me or the ministers regarding elections. But the Chief Secretary and other officials are involved in administration of the State and not in conducting elections. They should report to the CM and ministers. Is there any stipulation in the model code of conduct which expressly prevents them from doing so? Let them show it to me,” said an irate Chief Minister. He went on to add that he would conduct the Cabinet meet next week and the officials should go by the business rules. “There are checks and balances in every democratic country and system. We are all bound by it. Even the Election Commission should not exceed its brief. The Prime Minister and the Central ministers are holding review meetings. Is there a separate rule for Andhra Pradesh?” he asked. ‘Nothing personal’He clarified that his remarks were not against the Chief Secretary or any other official, “but we are all bound by certain rules, procedures and democratic conventions. Are Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah above everything? Can they say and do whatever they want and get away with it? Can they subvert all systems with impunity?”Chandrababu Naidu said every citizen of the country should fight to save democracy. “It is not my fight alone or that of the TDP or the Opposition parties. We should all fight to save democracy from a few individuals who are flouting all norms,” he added. SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more


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