NBA draft combine: Who can help or hurt their stock the most?

May 16, 2018

8:14 AM ET While the 5-on-5 scrimmages at Chicago’s NBA draft combine draw the most attention from fans and media members, the most important parts of the event, from the teams’ perspective, happen in private, far away from the spotlight. The most crucial element is the physical, conducted by league-appointed doctors, in which players have everything (especially prior injuries) poked and prodded with X-rays and MRIs. Every year, a number…

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Robotic Insect Finally Flies Wirelessly

[unable to retrieve full-text content] We’ve seen robot insects fly, land and even swim. But they weren’t doing that all by themselves. Until now, a tether of wires held them back. A group of researchers from the University of Washington made the first wirelessly powered robotic insect. The bot, called RoboFly, weighs just 190 mg — it’s barely heavier than a toothpick and just slightly larger than a real fly….

May 16, 2018
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Rafael Nadal cruises into Italian Open third round, Dominic Thiem exit

May 16, 2018

By: Reuters | Published: May 16, 2018 11:52:06 pm Rafael Nadal, who lost his number world one ranking after his 14-match winning run on clay was snapped by Thiem in the Madrid Open quarter-finals last week, was back to his best as he wrapped up victory with a blistering forehand winner. (Source: AP) Related News Rafael Nadal caught in the middle of football controversy in MadridRafael Nadal storms past teenager…

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Researchers Close In On Birthdate of First Stars

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is not your standard, run-of-the-mill telescope. Instead, ALMA, which is located in the high-and-dry Atacama Desert of northern Chile, is a radio telescope made up of 66 high-precision antennas that operate in perfect harmony. When ALMA’s antennas (which range from 7 to 12 meters in diameter) are configured in different ways, the array is capable of zooming in on…

May 16, 2018
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Blow to BCCI: Amicus Curiae sticks to most of Lodha Reforms

May 16, 2018

By: PTI | Published: May 16, 2018 11:32:22 pm Related News BCCI set to organize women’s T20 game before IPL playoffsSC orders BCCI to deposit Rs 100 crore for stay of an arbitral award to Kochi CricketAfter two years in court and eight status reports, BCCI yet to embrace Lodha reforms In what could be termed as a blow to the senior BCCI officials, the amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium has…

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What Makes A Hit Song?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] How successful would the 1968 hit “Hey Jude” be if not recorded by The Beatles? At over 7 minutes long, the song shattered the notion pop tunes need be 3 minutes or less. More than half of “Hey Jude” is a fade-out coda of “na, na, nas,” a first for pop music. The song was No. 1 on the Billboard charts for nine weeks. In…

May 16, 2018
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IT: Chapter 2 Has Cast The Adult Version Of Another One Of The Kids

May 16, 2018

6 minutes ago Rather than try to pack the tome that is Stephen King’s IT into a single 120-150 minute-long movie, Warner Bros made the wise decision to split its adaptation of the 1986 novel into two movies. Last year’s IT chronicled The Losers’ Club first encounters with the eponymous entity when they were children, and next year, we’ll see the protagonists return to Derry, Main as adults to confront…

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Why Captain Marvel Won’t Feel Like Marvel’s Other Origin Stories

May 16, 2018

35 seconds ago In the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the origin story reigned supreme. Alas, times have changed, and the format of these movies has changed with it. That’s something that audiences will see with the release of Captain Marvel next year, as Marvel producer Nate Moore recently opened up to CinemaBlend while talking about Black Panther’s home release and explained that Carol Danvers’ solo movie will…

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When Zombieland 2 May Finally Come Out, According To The Writers

May 16, 2018

12 minutes ago Pretty much since Zombieland hit theaters in 2009, there has been talk of a sequel. At various points the movie has gone from seeming like it was mere months away from shooting to looking like it would probably never happen, and up to this point, it hasn’t. But like one of the undead that refuses to die, Zombieland 2 persists. Now with Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and…

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Delhi Government To Install 1.46 Lakh CCTV Cameras In Its Schools

May 16, 2018

New Delhi: The Delhi government’s Expenditure Finance Committee has approved the installation of around 1.46 lakh CCTV cameras in state-run schools, a move aimed at ensuring the safety of students. Giving details about the project that will be executed at an estimated cost of Rs 597.51 crore in six months, PWD minister Satyendar Jain said that as per the plan, the cameras will be installed in each classroom and open…

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