The stage is set for the biggest club match in American football, and as if the occasion needed any extra fire, it's a showdown between bitter local rivals - São Paulo neighbours Palmeiras and Santos. It's a fixture that never disappoints, so follow our guide as we explain how to get a Palmeiras vs Santos live stream and watch the Copa Libertadores Final online right now. Considering their domestic dominance, Palmeiras have traditionally underperformed in this competition, having reached the final four times and captured la Copa just once, back in 1999. Watch a free Copa Libertadores Final live stream Date: Saturday, January 30 2021 Start time: 8pm GMT / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 7am AEDT / 9am NZDT Venue: Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro FREE live stream: BBC iPlayer (UK) Watch anywhere: try the No. 1 rated VPN 100% risk-free Santos have enjoyed far more success, having been crowned champions three times, and a win today would make them Brazil's most … [Read more...] about Copa Libertadores Final live stream: how to watch Palmeiras vs Santos from anywhere now
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NEW YORK — The Empire State Building's owners once envisioned floating airships docking with the skyscraper's spire, but windy updrafts forced the dirigibles to abandon that dream. Today, the world-famous building may stand for a more practical vision of the future that can save energy without dimming the lights. Recent renovations have allowed the iconic skyscraper to save on 20 percent of the energy used by its 20,000 workers and 3.5 million annual visitors — total building usage being enough energy in an hour to keep an average light bulb burning for over 100 years. The energy retrofit included elevators that harvest energy with regenerative braking, lights capable of turning on and off by themselves and the largest wireless network of sensors installed in any building in the world. "Saving energy without compromise in performance is what's going to save the world, and that's the work we set about doing at the Empire State Building," said Anthony Malkin, chief of the Empire … [Read more...] about Empire State Building Innovations Generate Big Energy Savings
Dmitri Alperovitch is a computer security researcher and co-founder & CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., which provides cloud-based endpoint protection. With expertise incybersecurity technology, policies and state tradecraft, Alperovitch also holds eighteen technology patents. This Op-Ed is part of a series provided by the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers, class of 2015 . Alperovitch contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights . Today, economic reliance on the internet is all-encompassing. With 40 percent of the world population now online, there is hardly an industry that has not been dramatically transformed and empowered by the communication and business opportunities created. But the very thing that has been such a powerful engine of global economic growth is now threatening to undermine it. Cyberthreats from hacktivists and terrorist groups, cybercriminals and nation states have had an impact on millions of companies, government … [Read more...] about How to Combat the Global Cybercrime Wave (Op-Ed)
Iron maidens are one of the most notorious torture devices out there. But are they real? The answer is no — and yes. The widespread medieval use of iron maidens is an 18th-century myth, bolstered by perceptions of the Middle Ages as an uncivilized era . But the idea of iron-maiden-like devices has been around for thousands of years, even if evidence for their actual use is shaky. The iron maiden has been described as a human-sized box festooned with interior spikes. The hapless torture victim would be forced inside and the door would shut, driving the spikes into the body. The spikes were supposedly short and positioned so that the victim wouldn't die quickly, but would bleed out over time. Creepy, right? [ Medieval Torture's 10 Biggest Myths ] And basically fictional. The first historical reference to the iron maiden came long after the Middle Ages, in the late 1700s. German philosopher Johann Philipp Siebenkees wrote about the alleged execution of a coin-forger in 1515 … [Read more...] about Are Iron Maidens Really Torture Devices?
In 1241, the Mongol army marched into Hungary, defeating the Polish and Hungarian armies and forcing the Hungarian king to flee. In 1242, despite meeting no significant military resistance, the Mongols abruptly packed up and left. Now, a new study of the climate in Eastern Europe that year suggests a reason for this mysterious military retreat: The Mongols got bogged down. Literally. A cold and snowy winter yielded to a particularly wet spring in Hungary in 1242, according to data from tree rings. As a result, the grasslands of Hungary turned to marsh, said study researcher Nicola Di Cosmo, a historian at Princeton University. The Mongols, dependent on their horses, wouldn't have been able to move effectively across the squishy land, and their steeds would have had few fields to graze. "This is one of the very few cases in which we can identify a minor climatic change on just one winter and link it to a particularly important historical event," Di Cosmo told Live Science. [ … [Read more...] about Mystery of Mongol Retreat from Hungary Solved
Five causes of death account for nearly half of all deaths in children and adolescents worldwide, a new report finds. Globally, there were 7.7 million deaths among children and adolescents in 2013, according to the report. The vast majority of these deaths — 6.3 million — were in children under age 5. There were about 480,000 deaths among children ages 5 to 9, and 970,000 in children ages 10 to 19. In 2013, the leading cause of death worldwide among children under 5 was lower respiratory infections (such as pneumonia and bronchitis), which accounted for just over 900,000 deaths, according to the report, published today (Jan. 25) in the journal JAMA. [ Top 10 Leading Causes of Death ] The next four leading causes of death in this under-5 age group were preterm birth complications, neonatal encephalopathy following birth trauma and asphyxia, malaria and diarrheal diseases, according to the report. In older children, the leading cause of death in 2013 was … [Read more...] about 5 Causes Account for Nearly Half of Child and Teen Deaths
Flu season has started, and although so far it has not been as bad as last year's, there have been reports of some young and middle-age adults developing severe cases of influenza, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today (Feb. 1), the CDC announced that flu cases are increasing across the country. And although the nation as a whole isn't experiencing as much flu as this time last year, "some localized areas of the United States are already experiencing high activity, [and] further increases are expected in the coming weeks," the CDC said in a health alert to physicians . The most common flu strain circulating now is H1N1, the same strain of flu that caused a pandemic in 2009 . What's more, the CDC has received reports of severe flu illness developing in young to middle-age adults who are infected with H1N1. Some of these people needed to be admitted to the intensive care unit, and some died, the agency said. Most of these patients hadn't been … [Read more...] about Flu Season Is Here; CDC Warns of Severe Cases in Young Adults
Air pollution exposure contributes to one in eight deaths around the globe, according to estimates released Tuesday (March 25) by the World Health Organization. More than doubling previous estimates of air pollution-related deaths , the new report says air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012, making it the No. 1 environmental health risk. Respiratory ailments have long been linked to air pollution, but dirty air also has more insidious effects on health. WHO officials say they've found a stronger link between both indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure and cardiovascular diseases ; stroke and ischaemic heart disease accounted for a combined 80 percent of outdoor air pollution-caused deaths in 2012. Air pollution isn't just a threat in major cities like Beijing, where thick layers of smog can sometimes be seen from space . Cooking over coal, wood and biomass stoves can create indoor air pollution, which was implicated in 4.3 million deaths in 2012, … [Read more...] about Air Pollution Linked to 1 in 8 Deaths Worldwide
Something to look forward to: AMD's Computex keynote just took place and we have all the details thanks to a pre-briefing which included three key announcements: FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), new Ryzen 5000 desktop APUs and Radeon RX 6000M GPUs for laptops. Here are our preliminary thoughts on what's coming from Team Red. FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) One thing that Radeon GPUs have lacked for quite some time now is a true competitor to Nvidia’s DLSS , but that's changing this month with the launch of FidelityFX Super Resolution or FSR. This is AMD’s long awaited alternative that will attempt to upscale games from a lower render resolution to a higher output resolution, allowing for higher levels of performance without a significant reduction to visuals – or ideally the same visual quality. AMD is not providing a ton of details just yet, but we do have a release date of June 22, which is just around the corner. This is when we’ll see the first game get patched with … [Read more...] about AMD at Computex 2021: FSR vs. DLSS, Ryzen 5000 APUs, and Radeon RX 6000M GPUs
Opera looks to be already planning the next phase of its web browser with Windows 11 on the horizon. After our chat with the team , we were assured that Opera were encouraged by the new look of Windows 11, with a more modern taskbar and context menus that look much more elegant than what’s appeared in Windows in recent years. However, web browsers are seeing something of a redesign in recent times, from their perception of what a browser should do, to what it looks like. Opera is very aware of this, and seemingly wants to make sure that it’s the best alternative to users when some want a change from Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. We pick the best VPNs Our guide to the best web browsers The best Windows 10 deals The Opera House Opera has been working on plenty of features to its browser lately, namely a refined design in the R5 update, and now a version that’s available on Google Chromebooks. During our chat with the team, we asked … [Read more...] about Could Opera be taking inspiration from Windows 11 already?