Sunday, 31 August 2014
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A community event to honour and remember those from woolsery parish who served in WW1 at Woolsery school. Remembrance walk and parade, refreshments, display of ww1 letters and artifacts. Local historic information, music community pottery project, story telling,music and crafting activities. Many people are helping to make this day a sucess including primary school, FOWS, Tiny tots, WI and members of the community. We have several people buay researching the history and will make a page to share all the details. If you would like to know more please contact Lou Leonard or jane Cann.-https://www.facebook.com/events/550193258435783/?fref=ts
Scientists have finally solved the mystery of how rocks can move across the flat ground of a dry lake bed in Death Valley, California.Visitors have long been puzzled by the sight of boulder tracks criss-crossing a dusty bowl known as the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park. But two researchers now say the rocks - which can sometimes be heavy and large - are propelled along by thin, clear sheets of ice on breezy, sunny days. They call it "ice shove". "I'm amazed by the irony of it all," paleobiologist James Norris tells the LA Times. "In a place where rainfall averages two inches a year, rocks are being shoved around by mechanisms typically seen in arctic climes."
The findings are based on a lucky accident by James Norris and his cousin Richard Norris - while they were studying the sliding rock phenomenon. They actually witnessed the boulders moving in December when they went to check their time-lapse cameras in the valley. "There was a pop-pop-crackle all over the place in front of us and I said to my cousin, 'This is it'," Richard Norris says in the science journal Nature. They watched some 60 rocks sail slowly by, leaving the well-known snaking trails in the ground. "A baby can get going a lot faster than your average rock," Norris notes. The rocks also don't slide around very often - scientists estimate only a few minutes out of a million - which is why the event has not been noticed before.
Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger will be switched off in China in October, marking a final end to the 15-year-old service.Originally known as MSN Messenger, it was launched in 1999 but was switched off for most users in 2013, after Microsoft bought rival Skype.
Users in China continued to use the old service but will now be transferred to Skype by 31 October.
Windows Live still had as many as 330 million users as recently as 2009.
But those numbers later declined, while users of Skype rose to nearly 300 million by 2012.
The service came to China in 2005, but later faced stiff competition from domestic rivals such as QQ messenger, built by Chinese firm Tencent.
A number of Chinese Windows Live users received emails from Microsoft on Thursday, Chinese newspapers reported, informing them of the planned closure.READ MORE-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28987797
WHAT INSPIRED YOU? Hi Mark.I was always interested in animals and animal tracking since I was a child.In fact some of my happiest memories are going to look for adders on the moors of Cornwall on Holidays. I now take my daughter out tracking animals in the woods where I live. I was fascinated by the Arthur C.Clarke mysterious world series, and in particular Roy Macklerle's hunt for the Mokele-Membe, which I went on to look for evidence of on two occasions. WHAT ARE YOUR AIMS? I would like to see the cryptids I look for..but I am mostly interested in bringing back scientific evidence of them which can be independantly corroborated. WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FRO THE FUTURE? Not sure what next ..still thinking about it
Meets twice a month and is for over 65, dont like being called elderly just a number and it the attitude you apply as you age. I first went a year ago and at first felt like a new penny but soon disappeared. We play bingo, have a chat and a laugh you can go on trips.so if your looking for a club please give a try, we meet at woolsery community hall.1.00 POUND ENRANCE,5POUND PRIZE IN RAFFLE IF MIMIMUM OF 10 TO 12 MEMBERS ATTENDING-01237-431851 FOR INFO.
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched last year, challenges anyone to develop a wireless device capable of detecting a range of diseases.
The technology employs sensors and imaging to measure vital signs and diagnose conditions non-invasively.
X Prize officials said the technology was now "fact, not science fiction".
The 10 finalists come from a range of backgrounds, including universities, medical device manufacturers and tech start-ups.
One research team is backed by Nasa and the Bill Gates Foundation, while another is made up of engineering students at Johns Hopkins University in the US.
They now have until the middle of next year to develop workable prototypes of their devices in the hope of winning the prize.
Tuberculosis and diabetes- READ MORE- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28950201
I have always wondered why people are given middle names.Is it to past a family name or part of a long forgotten tradition,for years i hated my middle name would not even use it.Why?well due to when at primary school i was asked to play a well known roman-MARK ANTONY,I ran away due to fact had to kiss a girl,yuck,yes it is sad,thats why i did not use for ages.
Two kits-baby squirrels were born at TREWITHEN GARDENS ,CORNWALL.In 2012 2 female and 1 male were introduced as part of CORNWALL RED SQUIRREL PROJECT.As you know RED Squirrels have to compete with greys for food/habitat and at risk of fatal disease -squirrel pox.
D o you fancy a new way to decorate your garden?.Well try a life size zombies as sells of these grizzy ornament are up tenfold due to tv show THE WALKING DEAD.Resin head and fresh hungry ghoul clawing ground are popular.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
North Devon Firefly Faery Fayre & Ball -Barbara Hewlett-Beech-interviewed by markantony raines-ghostman
North Devon Firefly Faery Fayre & Ball was inspired by the need for something new and exciting to happen in North Devon. Other parts of the Westcountry and other parts of the British Isles have well established Faery Festivals and Balls but until July 2014 here was nothing of an Otherworldly nature in North Devon at all except perhaps the Weird Weekend which has taken place in North Devon now. NORTH Devon Firefly Faery Fayre & Ball is North Devon's first ever celebration of faery arts, crafts and music. The aim of the event in addition to celebrating faery culture is to provide an annual fundraising event for our local secondary school The Small School In Hartland which has a maximum intake of 40 pupils and provides excellent individual tuition and encourages the creative arts .We want to build on the success of the first faery fayre & ball held in Hartland in 2014 which was loved very much by all those who attended and supported the event and with the second event being held at a larger venue, Clovelly village hall on July 18th 2015.This will feature at least 20 stall holders,entertainment for adults and children at the fayre including faery workshops and live music floowed by 4 or 5 live bands in the evening at the faery ball.We are hoping that the event will grow larger from one year to the next and may eventually transform into a faery festival if there is enough support. hope this is okay for you from Babz and Gruffy (organisers of North Devon Firefly Faery Fayre & Ball ). https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Devon-Firefly-Faery-Fayre-Ball-Saturday-18th-July-2015/789367564441265?fref=ts
Sunday, 24 August 2014
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