National Geographic News has a report about a new exhibit of dinosaur fossils that have been found in the northern and southern polar regions. These unusual creatures had to survive not only the cold, but also, due to the effects of orbital mechanics, six months of darkness each year. Intrepid explorers in south Australia, northern Canada, Patagonia, Alaska and Antarctica have braved the elements since the 1980s to find dinosaur bones in the extreme polar regions. Their discoveries have changed our conceptions of dinosaur metabolism and the ecosystems in which they lived. Polar dinosaurs include:Hypsolophodontids: “small, speedy, plant-eating dinosaurs that ran on two feet.” They had large eyes, apparently adapted to low light levels, and bones that grew throughout the year, suggesting they were warm blooded. The plants on which they fed apparently did not drop their leaves during the winter.A horned dinosaur named Serendipaceratops arthurcclarkei (no kidding) must have looked like something out of a sci-fi movie. NG claims this is “one of the oldest horned, or frilled, dinosaurs known, which suggests that horned dinosaurs may have originated in the southern polar region.”A sauropod, possibly the largest found in Antarctica, is being analyzed. It was found at 13,000 feet elevation.An allosaurus-like meat eater named Cryolophosaurus ellioti was 22 feet long.The exhibit at Seattle’s Burke Museum is called “Dinosaur of Darkness.”Throughout the world there are mysteries. Fossils give silent evidence of a very different world in the past; a world with polar regions that must have supported lush plant life and rich ecologies of diverse plants and animals larger than those living today. Large redwood stumps have also been found in the Arctic circle (see 03/22/2002 headline), and there are the legendary frozen mammoths of Siberia. This article suggests that “the climate was warmer then than it is now,” but puzzles over the fact that these dinosaurs must have “endured months of darkness and temperatures that plunged below freezing.” For plants to have supported herbivores and carnivores of this size near the poles, it would seem there must have been atmospheric conditions that evened out the lighting and temperature. As for horned dinosaurs originating near the south pole, we laugh, ha ha, at this funny joke.(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
11 February 2014Kelvin van der Linde, the hottest South African property in motor racing after convincingly winning the international Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Championship in Europe in 2013, will take his burgeoning career to the next level with a full-time drive in this year’s ADAC GT Masters Championship.The 17-year-old phenomenon, who comes from an illustrious motor racing family, will again alternate school clothes with racing overalls for another year as a member of the Prosperia C Abt Racing team, winners of the 2013 team title and headed by former ADAC GT Masters champion and former DTM (German Touring Car Championship) driver Christian Abt.Famous circuitsVan der Linde will contest all eight rounds of the series, which features four-hour races at famous circuits like Zandvoort in Holland and the Nurburgring and the Hockenheimring in Germany.He will share driving duties with top young Danish Porsche Cup and GT Masters driver Nikki Thiim, 24, in an Audi R8 LMS Ultra. Their competition includes Porsche 911 GT3s, BMW Z4 GT3s, Chev Camaro GTs and Chev Corvette GT3s, Ford GT3s, Mercedes- Benz SLS AMG GT3s and Nissan GT-R GT3s.The opening round takes place over three days at Oschersleben in Germany from 25 to 27 April. Each round consists of Friday practice and qualifying, with a race on each of Saturday and Sunday.‘Very happy’“I am naturally very happy to have secured this drive with the Prosperia C Abt Racing team,” Van der Linde said in a statement.“I am pleased that it keeps me in the Volkswagen family. It will be another steep learning curve for me after last year’s Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup baptism of fire. This is taking my motor racing career to another level and will bring me closer to my longer term objective of competing in the DTM.”Meteoric riseVan der Linde’s seemingly meteoric rise to prominence in motor sport has actually not happened overnight. He already has eight years of national and a year of international competition under his belt. He started his career at the age of nine in karting and won the first of his two national karting championships at the age of 12.In 2011, at the age of 15, he competed for the first time in senior circuit racing and became the youngest-ever class and overall winner of the regional Goldwagen Challenge for production Volkswagens. That same year he finished third in the Volkswagen Cup national championship and was declared Rookie of the Year.He was already a rising star at the end of 2012 after convincingly winning the Volkswagen Cup one-make series for young Polo racers. At the age of 16 he succeeded his uncle Etienne as the youngest-ever winner of a senior circuit racing national championship.He then put himself firmly in the international spotlight with his convincing overall victory in the 2013 Scirocco R-Cup, a support series to the DTM in Europe.FIA InstituteLast year he also won selection as Africa’s representative in the FIA Institute’s 2013/14 Young Driver Excellence Academy, where he has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of previous participants in the Academy who have gone on to drive in Formula One and the World Rally Championship.Van der Linde won his place on the fully-funded Academy programme after an exhaustive selection process in which he demonstrated his ability not just on the track but also in terms of fitness and understanding of safety and vehicle dynamics.He will have a busy year juggling his grade 12 studies at Dainfern College in Johannesburg, the FIA Young Driver programme and the eight rounds of the ADAC GT Masters championship.‘I’m up for the challenge’“I’m up for the challenge,” asserted Van der Linde. “Last year was a busy year for me, with both home and school responsibilities here and contesting the Scirocco R- Cup in Europe. I managed quite well.“I’m living my dream to become a successful professional racing driver, but I also realise the value of a good education. It’s not easy, but then nothing that is worthwhile is easy. You have to put in the hard work and be totally dedicated. I feel very privileged to have all these wonderful opportunities and I intend to make the most of them.SAinfo reporter
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a press release from the Wilmington Police Department:Chief Joseph Desmond announced Tuesday that two men have been arrested as a result of an investigation in to a string of car breaks earlier this month. On August 3, 2019, the Wilmington Police Department launched an investigation after six residents reported that their cars had been entered and items were taken during the overnight hours.During the course of the investigation, Detectives identified two suspects: Derek J. Koster, 23, of Wilmington; and Ryan J. Runyan, 24, of Billerica. Both Koster and Runyan have been arrested. Both men are being charged with:Breaking & Entering in the Nighttime To Commit A Felony (6 counts)Larceny Greater Than $1200 (1 count)Larceny Less Than $1200 (3 counts)Attempted Larceny (2 counts)In addition, Koster will be charged with one count each of Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Stun Gun, and Improper Storage of a Stun Gun.Koster turned himself in at the Wilmington Police Department Monday and was arraigned at Woburn District Court. Runyan was later arraigned after turning himself in to police on Tuesday.PLEASE NOTE: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”Wilmington Police Officers Recognized By US Attorney’s OfficeIn “Police Log”Wilmington Police Make Drug Trafficking Arrest In Target Parking LotIn “Police Log”
Bangalore, Jan 18 (ANI): India’s third-largest Information technology (IT) services exporter, Wipro Limited, registered a 27 percent rise in quarterly net profit, topping estimates, bolstered by rising demand from overseas clients. Wipro chief executive officer, TK Kurien, aimed for a constant growth rate of four and four and half percent.
Xiaomi smartphone users are eagerly waiting for MIUI 11, but the Chinese smartphone company has better news for its fans. Ahead of the feature-packed MIUI 11 rollout to all eligible phones, Xiaomi released a list of 11 devices that will receive Google’s latest Android Q as early as this year.Android Q beta for non-Pixel smartphones included Mi MIX 3, Mi 9 and Redmi K20 Pro and these phones naturally made it to the list of phones eligible for Android Q. Xiaomi additionally revealed the names of other smartphones to receive stable Android Q during the fourth quarter of this year. They include Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi Mix 2S, Redmi K20, and Mi 9 SE.But the list doesn’t end there. Xiaomi further added two popular Redmi phones, Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, to the list of Android Q eligible phones. But owners of Redmi Note 7 models will have to wait until Q1 2020 for the update rollout. Redmi Note 7 ProTwitter/Mi IndiaThe information about Android Q stable rollout to 11 Xiaomi phones was posted on the official MIUI Forum in China. It’s worth noting that the rollout schedule is applicable to the Chinese variants of the eligible phones. Even though there’s no official word on when Android Q for the enlisted phones will arrive in global and Indian markets, it is possible that the rollout will be staged a few weeks apart.Considering Xiaomi is still working on MIUI 11, which has been in development since January, the company is playing it safe by stressing that the Android Q schedule is only a rough estimate. There might be some changes in the schedule depending on any hurdles that might arise. Android Q coming to these Mi phonesGoogleXiaomi’s list for Android Q eligibility is brief, but more devices are likely to be added in the near future. For now, Xiaomi users have something equally exciting to look forward to – MIUI 11. The updated custom Android interface is expected to bring smoother, better UI, major design overhaul, system-wide dark mode, optimisation for foldable screens and much more.MIUI 11 will be available to a long list of phones in Xiaomi’s portfolio. You can check all about it in our earlier MIUI 11 post. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:25Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:23?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310?