Svindal celebrating his win at the FIS Alpine World Cup Men Super G in Val Gardena last month. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP Norway's reigning Olympic downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal said on Sunday he will retire after next month's World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. "I've taken this decision progressively this week," Svindal told NRK television. "Things haven't gone as planned, but I really want to go fast in the world champs and finish up in style there." Svindal, 36, was forced to pull out of the Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbuehel this weekend after aggravating a knee injury in training. Svindal, Olympic gold medallist in the super-G (2010) and downhill (2018), is a two-time overall World Cup champion (2007, 2009) with 36 wins on the circuit to his name. He is also a five-time world gold medallist. … [Read more...] about Norway’s Olympic champ Svindal to retire after world championships
Benjamin Zhang, provided by Published 6:14 am PST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Ford WardsAuto has released its list of the 10 best engines for 2019. The top 10 includes traditional gasoline and diesel engines as well as fuel cell, electric, and hybrid propulsion systems. Mass markets brands such as Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, and RAM took seven of the spots with luxury brands BMW, Infiniti, and Lexus taking the final three spots. Only new or significantly re-engineered engines or propulsion systems that are available for sale in the US and are installed in cars with a base price of less than $64,000 are eligible. WardsAuto recently released the latest and the 25th edition of its annual round up of the best engines in the world. As usual, the 2019 winners are an eclectic bunch ranging from diesel truck engines to hydrogen fuel-cell drive units. "I never thought I’d live to see the day when a fuel-cell car and a battery EV would make the list the same … [Read more...] about These are the 10 best engines in the world (GM, F, FCAU)
The battle for the title of world's largest dinosaur is complicated. Here's why: Paleontologists rarely discover an entire skeleton. They're more likely to uncover bone fragments and then try to estimate a profile of height and weight. Moreover, there are three categories for largest dinosaur on record: the weightiest, longest and tallest. Starting with the weightiest, the gold-medal winner is likely Argentinosaurus. This supermassive titanosaur (a titanosaur is a giant sauropod, a long-necked and long-tailed herbivorous dinosaur) that lived about 100 million to 93 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, in what is now (you guessed it) Argentina. [What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?] But estimates of Argentinosaurus' weight vary widely; the beast weighed 77 tons (70 metric tons), according to London's Natural History Museum; up to 90 tons (82 metric tons), according to New York City's American Museum of Natural History; and 110 tons (100 metric tons), according to BBC … [Read more...] about What’s the World’s Largest Dinosaur?
Updated 2:08 am CST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 An actor of the Romania's Jewish State Theatre rehearse the musical drama "The Lights of the Ghetto" a mix of music and stories by Holocaust survivors in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, a day before the premiere on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. About 280,000 Romanian Jews and 11,000 Romanian Roma, or Gypsies, were deported and killed during WWII when Romania was ruled by a pro-nazi regime. less An actor of the Romania's Jewish State Theatre rehearse the musical drama "The Lights of the Ghetto" a mix of music and stories by Holocaust survivors in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, a day ... more Photo: Vadim Ghirda, AP Photo: Vadim Ghirda, AP Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 An actor of … [Read more...] about Auschwitz survivors pay homage as world remembers Holocaust
Suffolk's cybercrime unit Picture: KAREN WILLIE Karen Willie The world of forensic science has evolved over centuries to utilise the analysis of blood, DNA, fingerprints, ballistics and toxicology in solving crime. DI Skuse at Suffolk's cybercrime unit Picture: KAREN WILLIEBut the biggest development in recent years has been the use of digital technology to secure convictions and prove innocence.As society’s use of machines magnifies, so does the requirement for police to keep up with advancements – meaning some of the items held at Suffolk’s digital forensic unit can “make or break” an investigation. Not only can the contents of a hard drive be examined to crack a case, but phone activity can now be scrutinised in the aftermath of serious road collisions.Detective Inspector Estelle Skuse heads up the cybercrime, digital forensics and fraud investigations unit at Halesworth police station, where the volume of data being sent for analysis has doubled … [Read more...] about Inside the world of digital forensics with Suffolk police’s cybercrime unit