caption The front view of The Scarlet Lady cruise ship source Virgin Voyages Virgin Voyages recently released renderings for its maiden ship, the Scarlet Lady. The ship features interiors and exteriors imagined by Tom Dixon Design Studio of London, Roman and Williams of New York, and Concrete Amsterdam Among many amenities, the cruise liner boasts a nightclub, a thermal spa, two restaurants, an indoor and outdoor athletic club, and a barbershop. Virgin Voyages, the cruise line company launched by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has released renderings of their new cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady, and they are pretty remarkable. The brand’s design concept is “The Modern Romance of Sailing,” and it features both interiors and exteriors imagined by a handful of the world’s most successful design firms. The Scarlet Lady will be geared toward adults, as an 18-year-old age requirement will be held in order to board. Tom … [Read more...] about Richard Branson is building a luxury cruise ship for adults only — here’s a closer look
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With a mortar and pestle, Christy Till blends together the makings of a distant planet. In her geology lab at Arizona State University in Tempe, Till carefully measures out powdered minerals, tips them into a metal capsule and bakes them in a high-pressure furnace that can reach close to 35,000 times Earth’s atmospheric pressure and 2,000° Celsius.In this interplanetary test kitchen, Till and colleagues are figuring out what might go into a planet outside of our solar system.“We’re mixing together high-purity powders of silica and iron and magnesium in the right proportions to make the composition we want to study,” Till says. She’s starting with the makings of what might resemble a rocky planet that’s much different from Earth. “We literally make a recipe.”Scientists have a few good ideas for how to concoct our own solar system. One method: Mix up a cloud of hydrogen and helium, season generously with oxygen and carbon, and sprinkle … [Read more...] about The recipes for solar system formation are getting a rewrite
posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:27 12 1. snowgator (Posts: 3609; Member since: 19 Jan 2011) This is the first time I have paid any real attention to the HP touchpad- that looks like a serious contender. Heavy guy tough. posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:34 19 2. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011) Wow the iPad 2 specs are GARBAGE and yet tons of people will go stand in line for one lol posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:37 17 4. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010) Haha well said. Couldn't agree more. posted on 03 Mar 2011, 11:01 20 7. QWERTY (unregistered) It could be the fact that Apple products are known for their quality. If you go by specs alone, your an idiot. So stand in line with all the uneducated, follower android fanboys who think their device is the shit because the specs chart has big numbers. Specs wont mean anything if its slapped together with bubblegum and duct tape. I refuse to purchase Apple products for reasons of my own, but … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple iPad 2 vs Honeycomb tablets vs webOS HP TouchPad: fight!
Here’s how to cheat at the Apple Watch Stand goal: dangle your wrist by your side while you sit in a chair. I discovered this by accident — I dangle my arm during meetings — but once I found it out, I did it on purpose. I cheated while watching Thor: Ragnarok, in meetings, at brunch. Cheating the calorie-based Move goal is harder, but doing restorative yoga while also turning the “yoga” setting on did the trick. I wasn’t doing the hard work I do during my Ashtanga classes, but it still “counted” as exercise, as far as the Watch was concerned. (Restorative yoga is mainly very nice stretching. There are pillows.) The idea of failing at my goal was so abhorrent, I’d devised ways to cheat. So yes, I’d say the Apple Watch changed my behavior. I just don’t know if Apple intended for it to happen this way. If you are in the US, as I am, you are probably aware of the ongoing obesity crisis. Here’s the overview: as of the … [Read more...] about What the Apple Watch gets wrong about human motivation
Every Civilization game since Civilization IV has followed the same trajectory: the initial release remixes and reinterprets some base systems from the previous game, but franchise veterans deem it anemic because it has fewer systems and features than its fully expanded predecessor. From there, new expansions gradually reintroduce the complexity that was lost in the move to a new game until many of those players conclude that it is the best game in the series yet. In many ways, though, 2016's Civilization VI was a bigger departure than previous entries were, and it has been divisive accordingly. The game completely overhauled how cities were expanded and how religious warfare was waged, among other things. If you're a Civ traditionalist who felt Civilization VI strayed too far, you won't like this latest expansion. It takes the changes even further. But if you've been itching for even more ambitious fresh ideas in a franchise that has historically been very conservative, you'll find … [Read more...] about Civilization VI: Rise and Fall review: A few turns closer to a Golden Age