Neal Rubin The Detroit News Published 11:28 AM EDT Aug 1, 2019 Tammi Isaac Craig heard something in the backyard Sunday night and figured it was another darned raccoon. She was off by about 380 pounds. Slouched outside her window in Hope Township, attempting with its large paws and moderate-sized brain to unlock the secrets of her bird feeder, was a black bear. It was the second bear sighting in Midland County in a week. Four miles north of Midland on July 22, homeowner Deborah Archer told WNEM-TV, she looked up and said to herself, "Holy (mild expletive)! There’s a bear in my front yard." In Hope Township, six miles north of the first encounter, Craig took a few photos with her iPad, then sprinted to the bedroom where her husband, Keith, was sleeping. "I scared him to death," she said: "The bear's out there! The bear's out there!" She and Keith have since decided that it was probably a different bear. But it was definitely out there — which does not surprise Ashley … [Read more...] about Bears found meandering near Midland; could there be any here?
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If the internet was your online physics textbook, The Slow Mo Guys would be writing a good number of those homework questions. Of course The Slow Mo Guys are Gavin and Dan and they use a super high speed camera and look at stuff around us. OK—in this case, they aren't looking at normal things. They are looking at the motion of a high speed shell fired from a tank. But how do you see this tank shell if it is traveling around 2,000 feet per second (609 m/s)? You could just put the camera far enough away that the path of the projectile would be in the frame. However, in that case you could barely see the fast moving object. It would be too small in the video. OK, what about getting close to the path so that the shell looks larger? Yes, you could see it, but just for a tiny fraction of the total path. The solution to this problem is to use both methods. Get the camera close to the path and then rotate the view as the projectile passes. The Slow Mo Guys are going to put the camera 82 … [Read more...] about Track a Tank Shell With a Mirror and Polar Coordinates
Two of the most popular smartwatches on the market are the Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa. While Apple has been making smartwatches for years, Fitbit is still relatively new to the space. Even so, the Fitbit Versa was one of the sleeper hits of 2018. Can Fitbit really compete with the new Series 4 Apple Watch? Which is best for you? Find out in our Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch comparison. About this comparison: I’ve been using the Fitbit Versa on and off since it launched in 2018, and it’s recently been paired with my Google Pixel 3. It’s also running the latest Fitbit OS 3.0 (version 22.214.171.124) software. I’ve been using the Apple Watch Series 4, paired with an iPhone X, for roughly two weeks. My Apple Watch has been running watchOS version 5.1.3 (16S535).Show More Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch: Design and hardware Both the Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa have very approachable designs that will appeal to a lot of people. The Apple Watch features a more … [Read more...] about Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch Series 4: Which smartwatch is right for you?
By Barry Wilner Associated Press Published 12:32 AM EST Jan 7, 2019 Chicago — The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs, and Chicago provided it. Look how the defending Super Bowl champions repaid the Bears. Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL’s stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 on Sunday in the final wild-card game. Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the left upright and then the crossbar with a field-goal attempt from 43 yards with 10 seconds remaining, silencing the raucous crowd. The key, of course, was how the Eagles, even when they are messing up, never give up. On Parkey’s kick, several Eagles said defensive tackle Treyvon Hester touched it. “I think the big thing is, we saw some adversity tonight in the first half (and) I had a couple of turnovers,” Foles said. “I think the big thing is … [Read more...] about Eagles defeat Bears in NFC wild-card
Home Features Life Feature 18 December 2018 Once more common than brown bears, cave bears didn't survive the last ice age. Could their sad end be down to their diet, or just to being bears of very little brain? By Chris BaraniukIF YOU go down underground today, look out for a big surprise. If you go into a cave, anyway, be sure to adjust your eyes. For many caves, in Europe at least, contain the remains of a curious beast. It’s not an olm or a bat that’s deceased – it’s a cave bear. Cave bears died out at least 24,000 years ago, but they were once very common. In fact, they left so many bones that during the first world war, they were used to provide phosphates for fertilisers and bombs. Plenty of skulls and skeletons still remain in caves across a swathe of Eurasia, from Spain to south-central Russia, and this treasure trove has allowed palaeontologists to piece together the bear’s story. We know, for … [Read more...] about The mysterious demise of Europe’s massive cave bears