Now playing: Watch this: Big points for the name alone: Vava Voom! Vava Need a speaker you can take with you to the beach? The pool? The quarry? (I don’t know, do people still go swimming at quarries? If Breaking Away taught me anything…) Make sure it has an IPX5 rating or better so it can withstand the inevitable splashes.Like this one: For a limited time, and while supplies last, ZDNet Academy + Deals has the Vava Voom 20 Bluetooth Speaker for $22.50 when you apply promo code VAVA25 at checkout. Price at Amazon: $65.See it at ZDNetJust to be clear, the Voom 20 isn’t 100% waterproof — it’s splashproof. So it probably won’t survive getting dunked, but if it gets sprayed by the hose, no problem.Beyond that, the speaker is notable for offering dual passive subwoofers (translation: lots of bass), the option to pair two different Bluetooth sources (two phones, for example, or a phone and a tablet), support for NFC pairing (great if your phone supports it as well) and a rechargeable battery that promises up to 8 hours of play time (at 80 percent volume).The Voom 20 also has a Type-A USB port you can use to recharge your phone or another mobile device, though because it’s a 1-amp port, it won’t recharge particularly quickly.CNET hasn’t reviewed this model, but some 365 Amazon customers collectively rated it 4.1 stars.The key thing to know here, aside from this being a crazy-good deal, is that if you order today, delivery is about two weeks out. That means this won’t arrive in time for Father’s Day. But if you need a gift for a midsummer graduation party, this could work.And, hey, if you just need something to accompany you on your next quarry visit, done and done. Bonus deal: Get 10 feet of cord-covering raceway for $10Nothing destroys decor like unsightly cords, especially when they’re running down walls or along baseboards. Solution: Raceway track, which isn’t as good as running the cords inside the wall, but is definitely an improvement.Here’s a dirt-cheap kit to get you started: The Yecaye CMC-01 Raceway Kit for $10.19 when you click the on-page 10%-off coupon and then apply promo code YECAYE01 at checkout. Regular price: $17.See it at AmazonThe kit includes 125 inches’ worth of paintable cord channels, including 90-degree and T elbows for making turns. You can screw the channels to the wall or use the included adhesive tape.At this price, this is without question one of the cheapest ways I’ve seen to hide ugly cables.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Comments 6 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Amazon Bluetooth The Cheapskate Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers Tags The battle for the best smart display: Google Home Hub… Share your voice 4:05
Space scientists, for years, have been busy unlocking several mysteries of the solar system. Interestingly, when one gets solved, others pops up. Now, a new study conducted by NASA scientists has discovered a bizarre connection between a Mars-sized giant planet’s collision with the earth and the mysterious properties of the sun and the moon.The research led by Prabal Saxena, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, found that earth’s natural satellite contains several clues associated with the mysteries of the sun.”We didn’t know what the Sun looked like in its first billion years, and it’s super important because it likely changed how Venus’ atmosphere evolved and how quickly it lost water. It also probably changed how quickly Mars lost its atmosphere, and it changed the atmospheric chemistry of Earth,” said Prabal Saxena in a recently issued statement.The entire research conducted by scientists was based on the peculiar properties of the moon’s soil which contain less potassium and sodium when compared to the soil on the earth, even though both of them are made up of similar materials. An initial analysis led him to formulate a theory which suggests that a Mars-sized giant planet crashed into the earth 4 billion years ago, after the formation of natural satellites in the solar system.After the dreaded collision, materials could have gotten spewed into the orbit, and it later combined with the moon. Further simulations revealed that the sun’s rotation and flare activity has direct impacts on materials loaded with sodium and potassium on the lunar surface.”As you learn about other stars and planets, especially stars like our Sun, you start to get a bigger picture of how the Sun evolved over time. As you learn about other stars and planets, especially stars like our Sun, you start to get a bigger picture of how the Sun evolved over time,” added Saxena.The NASA scientist also suggested that scientists needed to explore deeper on the moon to unlock mysteries of the sun.
nonameOver 1,000 tourists have got stranded at the St Martin’s coral island in the Bay of Bengal due to inclement weather, reports UNB.Local administration asked the tourists not to leave the island until the weather improves, said Hasib Uddin Badal, vice-president of Cox’s Bazar Tour Operators’ Association.The authorities suspended vessel movement on Teknaf-St Martin’s route due to rough sea under the influence of depression over the Bay.However, all the tourists are now safe, said Hasib Uddin.On 5 March, around 3,000 tourists went to the island. Among them, 1,100 tourists did not return for passing night over there.Rabiul Hasan, upazila nirbahi officer of Teknaf upazila, said the tourists would be brought back to Teknaf once the weather gets normal.The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal No three due to frequent thunderstorms and squally weather.Under the influence of frequent thunderstorm, a squally weather is likely to affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, said a Met office bulletin.All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay have been advised to proceed with caution until further notice.Rain, thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Chattogram and Sylhet divisions.
Make a Splash Tour wants 800,000 children to learn how to swim this summer. (Courtesy Photo)As the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation kicks its annual late-night community pool events into high gear, swimming organizations are urging Blacks to learn how to swim. With an estimated 70 percent of Black children unable to swim, the USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis, have set a goal of teaching 800,000 children to swim in 2015.“One drowning is one too many. Knowing how to swim can be the difference between life and death, as formal swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent,” said Debbie Hesse, executive director of USA Swimming Foundation. “Drowning is such a big problem, but it’s 100 percent preventable. The USA Swimming Foundation and Phillips 66 are educating communities on the opportunity to make learning to swim a life skill all children can easily acquire this summer.”Researchers like Maria Burzillo have attacked the false belief that Blacks inherently fear swimming by noting the prevalence among several West African nations of both swimming and surfing before colonization. Additionally, scholars like Victoria Wolcott have documented how contested spaces of recreation prohibited Blacks from sharing beaches, public swimming pools, and even lakes alongside Whites. Their absence, however, prompted ridiculous theories that Black people were not as buoyant as other races and prone to drowning, or that an historic ban on instructing enslaved Africans to swim caused a generational resistance to being trained.Whatever the underlying cause, the loss of life attributed to drowning each year has proven astronomical. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 10 people drown every day in the U.S., nearly 25 percent of which are children younger than 14. The CDC found the rate of Black children drowning was nearly three times higher than White children. In addition, adults who fear the water also tend to project their anxieties onto children and grandchildren, with only 13 percent of children born in non-swimming households ever learning to swim.
Official word has not been given yet on when this car will be available to the public, what markets it will be made available to, or what the car will cost. It does not take a brain surgeon to figure out that the car will be available in China, but who knows what other markets the McCar will find its way into. (PhysOrg.com) — Geely, an automotive manufacturer that is based in China, has created a new vehicle called McCar. Aside from creating a lot of Batman movie comparisons and jokes, it truly is an amazing vehicle. The McCar, which is not named for a famous sandwich created by a fast food chain that uses a clown as it mascot, is a hybrid car that is paired with a scooter in the rear. While this combination is a bit unusual, it provides the maximum in driver flexibility. The McCar was recently shown off to the public at Auto Shanghai auto show this week. Toyota shows off its new iQ electric-car prototype The McCar electric version features a 12kWh battery, which has a range of roughly 93 miles. This car will no doubt be for mostly city driving, since it has a top speed of only 52mp. Recharge time on the McCar’s battery is roughly six hours, which puts it ahead of some larger electronic cars. The hybrid version features a 8kWh battery that can run roughly 31 miles on electric power and up to 373 miles on a combination of gasoline and battery life, with a top speed of 80mph, which makes it the choice for longer trips. The hybrid is also good for impatient chargers, since it takes only two hours to recharge. The cars scooter has a range of 18 miles and a top speed of 18 miles per hour. Like the hybrid vehicle the scooter takes two hours to charge. Since this part charges while you drive, you won’t really have to wait. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com The McCar is an ultra compact, two-door model with four-seats. The folding scooter in the back is entirely electric and has three wheels. Storing a bike in a car is nothing new, what makes the McCar unique is the fact that it can actually generate electricity with the movement of the car. The electricity can then be used to charge the electric scooter while it is docked in the trunk of the car. So, how could car could be greener than this? Since the main vehicle gives drivers a choice of a gas-electric hybrid or fully electric car, it really can’t. Citation: Geely McCar: Electric vehicle and scooter in one (2011, April 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-geely-mccar-electric-vehicle-scooter.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.
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