What the Sharks’ plan might be for Lean Bergmann and Danil Yurtaykin

first_imgSAN JOSE — After the return of Evander Kane last week and Marcus Sorensen earlier this week, the Sharks at the moment have a full complement of forwards available and ready to play for the first time this season.On Wednesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, that meant that rookies Lean Bergmann and Danil Yurtaykin were healthy scratches. And since the Sharks beat the Hurricanes 5-2, they may not make any lineup changes for Saturday’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres.So, as long as …last_img read more

Dissolving Computers Could Heal You From Inside Out

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Internet of Things#mobile Related Posts jim nash To the list of objects that might occupy the coming Internet of Things, add the internal injury you suffered learning to kickbox.A government-funded research project has come up with dissolvable electronics capable of such tasks as monitoring a bruised kidney, sharing information and fending off infection.Researchers at Tufts University and the University of Illinois said they have made small, complete computing devices – including energy sources – that melt at prescribed rates in water. They look and bend a little like novelty transparent business cards with the familiar right-angle circuit etchings of semiconductors.It’s called transient electronics, and potential uses go beyond medicine to include environmental protection and national defense. In fact, the project was funded in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force, as well as by the National Science Foundation.The clear material is specially prepared silk and the circuits, which are only tens of nanometers thick, are made of silicon and magnesium.The silk gives the circuits a foundation, but also delays dissolution, depending on how thick the material is. (The thicker the clear silk layer, the longer it takes to dissolve.) The circuits themselves dissolve as well, leaving nothing behind once the process is finished, according to Fiorenzo Omenetto, professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts School of Engineering and a senior and corresponding author of the team’s paper.The devices can be crafted to last up to years. Downstream applications might include compostable consumer electronics and geophysical monitors.Photo courtesy of the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois and Tufts Universitycenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Twist of fate for Saina Nehwal

first_imgHail Saina Nehwal, the brand new Olympic bronze medallist at the London Olympics. Agreed, the Indian badminton queen did not play her best, but luck smiled on her as opponent Wang Xin from China hobbled off the court because of a knee injury.Sport is about victory and celebrations or losses and tears. On Saturday, it was Saina’s chance to flash that million-watt smile as she wore the bronze medal around her neck after the unfinished play-off.”I told my dad I was sorry I couldn’t win gold but at least I have a bronze medal. I just can believe it,” said Saina at the press conference.Having backpedalled right through the brief contest, when Xin used amazing variety to trouble Saina, the Indian was clueless as to what to do.As the first game was drawing to a close, there was sudden drama. Xin fell on the ground and was in pain at the score of 20-18. She took a medical timeout and resumed play. But in a matter of minutes, after winning one point in the second game, the lefthanded Chinese shuttler walked away in tears.It was mixed emotions for Saina as she knew this was not a match she had won but on a stage as big as the Olympics, what counts is a medal for yourself and the nation.”I can imagine what kind of celebration this is going to spark off in India,” said Saina, who had lost to Indonesian Mariana Yulianti in the quarter-finals of the Beijing Olympics.advertisementSo how is she going to celebrate? “I am now going to watch movies and I am going to eat chocolates. I don’t care even if I am going to put on weight!” Saina said.Saina was under a lot of pressure against the tricky Chinese player. Xin used court craft and huge variety in her game to trouble Saina by smashing and placing the shuttle in different corners of the court.Saina had initially taken a 4-2 lead from where Xin caught up with dexterity. The way the lithe Chinese used her wrist with deception had Saina in trouble. More so, when Saina was misjudging the flight of the shuttle on the baseline.But in a matter of minutes, everything changed. Saina did stage a fightback from 7-14 and caught up before Xin’s knee wrecked it.”My initial reaction was that Wang was trying to slow it down or she was trying to get her breath back as she fell down. But once I saw her in the second set, I knew her injury was serious,” explained Saina.Saina told the media she got good sleep last night. “Yes, I did think a lot about the semi-final loss. But I also knew I had to come out fit for the bronze medal play-off,” said Saina.She admitted that she was trying too hard. “I was in a hurry to play attacking strokes from the beginning. And I was perhaps aware of the expectations back home,” said Saina.The atmosphere inside the hall on Saturday was fantastic. Wembley is better known for football but these days it is the indoor badminton hall which has been making huge noise.For the vocal Chinese supporters, this was a big let-down. They had the national flag in place and were loudly cheering star Xin.The Indian fan base, too, was not to be left behind. Waving the Tricolour and cheering Saina in English and Hindi, they were rewarded for their loyalty.last_img read more