Night Sky Radiation

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Let’s say you walk into an unheated room. The air temperature is only 50°F. There is a wood stove in the room, but the wood stove is unlit.Your body is at about 98°F. Since your body is warmer than absolute zero, it is radiating heat in all directions. (All objects that aren’t at absolute zero emit infrared radiation). The wood stove is cool — it’s at 50°F. Still, the wood stove is also radiating heat in all directions.Since you are warmer than the wood stove, you are radiating more heat to the wood stove than the wood stove is radiating to you. If you stand there long enough, the wood stove will get a little warmer, and you will get a little colder.If someone lights a fire in the wood stove, and the temperature of the stove rises to 300°F, what happens? You are still radiating heat to the wood stove. And the wood stove is still radiating heat in your direction. But since radiant heat is flowing at a faster rate from the stove to you than from you to the stove, you are going to end up feeling warmer.The phenomenon I’m describing is explained this way in a document posted on the National Weather Service web site: “Every warm object loses energy by radiating electromagnetic energy (e.g., infrared photons). If it receives an equal amount of energy from other objects, it is in radiative equilibrium; if it receives less from other objects, it loses energy and cools down.”An online article by Mike Luciuk notes, “The outgoing radiated power of [an average human] would be about 1,039 watts. In other words, a human body radiates power close to that of a toaster, with a peak wavelength of about 9.5 µm.… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Music Showcase! 10 Dramatic Royalty Free Tracks

first_imgThe best dramatic royalty free tracks to add tension and suspense to your game or video project!One of the best ways to emphasize drama in your game or video is by including a driving and stimulating soundtrack.  From epic movie trailer scores to subtle music beds, the following dramatic royalty free tracks will draw the listener in and keep them engaged!last_img

A spark for Bolts

first_img“It was nice to get some momentum this tournament. It’s been a long time since we won two games in a row,” said coach Norman Black, whose charges improved to 3-2.“First half, I thought we struggled. In the second, Gani came up with a lot of energy, particularly off the boards. He [was the] difference for us in the second half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBaser Amer added 20 points for Meralco.Phoenix, without coach Louie Alas and top forward Calvin Abueva, turned to Matthew Wright and last season’s top rookie Jason Perkins to prop the squad that has been through a trying stretch. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA Finals odds jumping wild, too In the second game, Rain or Shine routed defending champion Barangay Ginebra, 104-81, behind a career night by Rey Nambatac, who registered 30 points, and Denzel Bowles’ double-double of 25 points and 17 rebounds.“I think [this game] was a challenge for the players. I told them that everybody becomes better when they play against Ginebra,” coach Caloy Garcia  said. “They’re the defending champions of this conference.”Meanwhile, the PBA will hold its annual blood donation drive on June 16 at the Big Dome.Held in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross and Smart Araneta Coliseum, the blood donation drive starts at 12 noon at the green gate.Qualified persons should be 18 to 60 years old, however, those from 61 to 65 years old must be a regular blood donor. Donors aged 16 and 17 years old should have their parent’s consent with them.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco rode on Gani Lawal Jr.’s monster game and took advantage of a deflated and depleted Phoenix Pulse, 101-95, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on, Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Lawal scored 28 points and pulled down 26 rebounds, both game-highs, to help the Bolts chalk up two consecutive victories—something they haven’t been able to do this season.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READlast_img read more

JNU sedition case Police filed charge sheet secretly in hasty manner Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday told a court here that the police filed the charge sheet in the 2016 JNU sedition case in a “hasty” and “secretive manner” and that it will take over a month to decide whether to grant sanction to prosecute former JNU student’s union president Kanhaiya Kumar in the case. The AAP government made the submission to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat It accused the police of filing the charge sheet secretly and in a hasty manner without obtaining the required sanction from the competent authority. The court had earlier directed the state government to file a “proper reply”, citing a definite time-frame. DCP of Special Cell of Delhi Police, Pramod Kushwaha, had told the court that the agency has already sent a request to the Delhi government seeking sanction and added sanction was an administrative action and the charge sheet can be filed without that.last_img read more

Half chance for normal monsoon

first_imgThe probability of the South West monsoon this year being ‘Near Normal’ is 39 per cent, ‘Below Normal’ is 32 per cent and ‘Deficient’ is 17 per cent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared while making its first stage Long Range Forecast (LRF) on April 15, 2019. “The South West seasonal monsoon rainfall (June to September) over the country as a whole is likely to be near normal,” the national weather forecaster said. It also suggested that the probability of there being an ‘above normal’ monsoon is 10 per cent and that of it being ‘excess’ is two per cent. Also Read – A special kind of bondQuantitatively, the seasonal monsoon rainfall (June-September) was likely to be 96 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA), with a model error of ± 5 per cent, said the IMD. “Overall, the country is expected to have well-distributed rainfall scenario during the 2019 monsoon season, which will be beneficial to farmers in the country during the ensuing Kharif season,” a statement by the IMD read. “Weak El Nino conditions are likely to prevail during the monsoon season with reduced intensity in the later part of the season,” it stated. The forecaster had already declared in a March 29, 2019 press release that “El Nino conditions are likely to persist in the early part of the summer season and likely to weaken thereafter.” Also Read – Insider threat managementEl Nino, which is the unusual warming of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, disrupts global wind patterns affecting climatic conditions in tropical areas like Africa, sub-tropical areas like India as well as the extra-tropical areas like North America. In India, there is a relationship between El Nino events and hotter-than-usual summers along with a decrease in rainfall during the monsoon. Most of the time, these events have also led to drought conditions. In contrast to the IMD, weather agencies in other countries had declared weak El Nino conditions at the beginning of 2019. In January, Japan’s Meteorological Agency, which is also the Asian arm of the World Meteorological Organisation, said El Nino conditions were prevailing and that there was an 80 per cent chance of an El Nino phenomenon staying till spring season of 2019. The Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) of the National Weather Service in the United States of America also concluded, around the same time, that weak El Nino conditions had formed in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. In a March 14, 2019 update, the CPC says that “weak El Nino conditions are likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2019 with an 80 per cent probability and summer with a 60 per cent probability”. (The views expressed are of Down To Earth)last_img read more

Jet crisis Plea on consumer redressal deferred to May 1

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing on a plea seeking prompt redressal of consumer complaints in the wake of the ongoing Jet Airways crisis. The court said that it will hear the plea on May 1. The application was filed by consumer rights activist Bejon K. Misra, whose earlier plea seeking capping of airfares charged by various airlines in the country, is still pending before the court. In Monday’s interim application, the petitioner claimed that passengers had been severely affected owing to the sudden suspension of Jet Airways services and sought directions to the government to allow them a full refund on their tickets with a reasonable compensation, or to arrange for alternative travel for them to reach their destinations. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The petitioner’s counsel Advocate Shashank Deo Sudhi said that with more than 100 flights cancelled without prior notice, passengers were constrained to run from pillar to post to manage their urgent official and personal commitments. The need to seek alternative modes of travel, or seats, on other airlines urgently was resulting in chaos as other airlines were profiteering out of the crisis, he said. “It is common knowledge that all the competitor airlines have exorbitantly increased their fares and the vulnerable consumers are constrained to suffer not only in terms of money but also in terms of mental harassment of an unprecedented scale,” read the application. Misra has earlier told the court that the authorities were behaving like “silent spectators” to the “arbitrary” air fares. He said that in the absence of any effective aviation sector regulator, there is a looming crisis in the country.last_img read more

Pliskova sweeps past Konta to win Italian Open

first_imgRome: Czech fourth seed Karolina Pliskova swept past Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Italian Open on Sunday. Pliskova, the 2017 French Open semi-finalist, clinched her 13th career title, in the final major warm-up tournament on clay before Roland Garros starts on May 26. A break in each set was enough for the former world number one to get past Konta, sealing victory on her third match point after 85 minutes on court. “It was a great week for me and my team,” said the 27-year-old, now coached by former Rome champion Conchita Martinez. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”There were a couple of tough matches so I was happy to fight through them. I was a little bit nervous today, but it was my first final in Rome, so that’s to be expected.” She had never gone past the semi-finals in her four previous appearances in Rome. Last year she exited in disgrace after smashing a hole in the umpire’s chair in a temper tantrum after losing in the second round. Pliskova, the highest remaining seed, got an early break in the final and swept 3-0 up in just eight minutes on the red clay of the Foro Italico. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersA double fault when serving for the set handed Konta a break point but the British number one squandered the chance with a smash into the net with the entire court open to her. Konta then hit a weak forehand shot into the tape and the ball bounced wide, allowing Pliskova to wrap up the first set in 36 minutes. Pliskova broke in the seventh game of the second set, despite Konta saving two break points, with the Czech world number seven powering through for the biggest title of her career since Cincinnati in 2016. She becomes the first Czech woman to win the Rome tournament since Regina Marsikova in 1978. – ‘Uphill battle’ – For Konta, who has won three WTA titles, it was her second straight defeat in a final on clay after the Morocco Open earlier this month. “It’s always tough playing Karolina,” said former world number four Konta, who has slipped to 42nd. “There’s rarely really a rhythm to the match. She plays with big shots, quite flat, and big serves. “It can feel sometimes you’re fighting an uphill battle. That was the case today.” “She didn’t really have a letdown throughout the match. “She played very consistently. I found it quite hard to get a footing into the match, which is credit to her. The 28-year-old Konta, the first British woman in the Rome final since Virginia Wade in 1971, will now be seeded at the French Open later this month. “I’m definitely pleased with this week. This is my second final in three weeks. That’s still quite an achievement,” said Konta. “I’m looking forward to Paris.” Top seeds Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova pulled out injured during the Rome event, while Roland Garros champion Simona Halep crashed out in her opening match in Italy. Four-time Rome winner Serena Williams also withdrew before the second round as her return after a two-month layoff was cut short when her knee injury flared up. In the men’s competition, world number one Djokovic — winner at the Madrid Open last weekend — will meet defending champion and eight-time winner Rafael Nadal. It will be the 54th clash between the world’s top two men’s players who have won 12 of the last 14 Rome titles between them.last_img read more

Dotting the i Pat Elfleins legacy as a Buckeye

OSU coach Urban Meyer hugs OSU redshirt senior center Pat Elflein before the Buckeyes’ 30-27 win over Michigan. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorAt the conclusion of the 2015 Ohio State football season, coach Urban Meyer saw a seemingly endless line of players leaving the Woody Hayes Athletic Facility, in effect, ending their Buckeye careers. Running back Ezekiel Elliott, defensive lineman Joey Bosa and linebacker Darron Lee highlighted nine early departures from the program. However, the line ended with Pat Elflein.The redshirt senior returned for his final season of eligibility and converted to center from his guard position. Redshirt junior OSU quarterback J.T. Barrett said it wasn’t a surprise to him seeing Elflein come back to the Scarlet and Gray when he had the possibility of being a high draft pick.“One of the biggest things that means the most to me is how much he cared,” Barrett said on Monday before the Michigan game. “Not about me, but the guys. That’s why he came back is to be with us. I think that’s selfless and not a lot of people come around like that.”Last Saturday against Michigan, in perhaps his biggest game as a Buckeye, Elflein ran out of the tunnel at Ohio Stadium for the last time. He handed his mother, Lisa Elflein, a rose and greeted the rest of his family with tears coming from his eyes.Elflein predicted on the Monday before the game that it was going to be an emotional day for him, not knowing that his team would pull off a 30-27 double-overtime win over the Wolverines in one of the most memorable games in the history of the program.“I’ll never forget that, Senior Day,” Elflein said. “That was the craziest this place has been ever since I’ve been here. That was the ultimate … it was an electric atmosphere.”OSU trailed for much of the game before the offense took control in overtime. After junior H-back Curtis Samuel’s game-winning touchdown that propelled OSU to a dramatic victory, Elflein was one of the first players to hug Samuel in the end zone. The redshirt senior from Pickerington, Ohio, then went over to the section where his family was sitting. He pulled his mother, Lisa; sister, Heather Elflein; brother, Matt Elflein; and grandfather, Rich Elflein, onto the field to celebrate a rare fifth win over Michigan as a member of the Buckeyes.“That was just amazing,” Pat Elflein said. “My grandpa was here and he hasn’t been here in awhile … it was just very exciting.”Pat Elflein has been a starter on the OSU offensive line for three seasons. He’s been the vocal leader on the unit all of the 2016 season along with the only other returning starter on the unit known as “The Slobs,” redshirt junior guard Billy Price.On Saturday, after the game, Price recalled the last touchdown in a way that meant a lot to his teammate. Price ran into the end zone, joined his teammates, hugged Samuel, then embraced his fellow lineman.“To send Pat out on a senior season like this — he’s got five pairs of gold pants,” Price said. “There are very few people to do that.”Gold pants are given to every member of an OSU team that beats Michigan.Pat Elflein’s first time playing in the rivalry was in 2013 when he entered for Marcus Hall, who was ejected from the game. Then, he became another member of the lineage of Pickerington natives to play in “The Game.” One of his best friends from high school, Michigan tight end Jake Butt, ended his career 0-4 versus OSU. Pat Elflein understood at the time how special it was to win another game against his team’s bitter rival, but the significance of just how great the 2016 edition of “The Game” was for the program’s history and his legacy did not immediately register for the redshirt senior.“It’s an indescribable feeling to beat that team five teams and do it the we did today,” he said. “I can’t thank my teammates enough for sending the seniors out the right way. Now we get to play for it all.”Pat Elflein’s confidence in getting another shot at a national championship will be determined on Sunday during the College Football Playoff selection show. read more

Buckeyes Big Ten need win in 2011

No Big Ten team has won a football game this year. Despite 2011 embarking on just its third day, five Big Ten teams have taken to the gridiron. All five have failed. On a New Year’s Day that will live in conference infamy, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin all came up short. Three of those schools — Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State — perpetuated southerners’ favorite notion that the Big Ten can’t hang with the SEC. Mississippi State, Alabama and Florida thumped their Midwest adversaries by a combined score of 138-45. In late November, Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee questioned the merits of schools from non-BCS conferences. He said TCU and Boise State, then ranked No. 3 and No. 4 in the BCS, respectively, weren’t worthy of a shot at the national title. “I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it’s like murderer’s row every week for (the BCS conference) schools,” Gee told The Associated Press. “We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day.” TCU beat Wisconsin 21-19 to cap off an undefeated season in the Rose Bowl. Wisconsin was the only team to knock off Gee’s Buckeyes. Even incoming Big Ten member Nebraska lost last week in the Holiday Bowl to Washington, an opponent it defeated 56-21 on Sept. 18. The Cornhuskers totaled 189 yards of offense, a far cry from the 533 yards they amassed against the Huskies three months earlier. Iowa’s win over Missouri in the Insight Bowl on Tuesday and Illinois’ victory over Baylor in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday have the Big Ten sitting at 2-5 overall. The Big Ten isn’t the only conference to struggle this bowl season, however. None of the BCS conferences has blown away the competition, and only the ACC (4-3) and the Big East (3-2) have compiled winning records. That’s the same Big East scorned by many after sending unranked, four-loss Connecticut to the Fiesta Bowl, which the Huskies lost 48-20 to Oklahoma on Saturday. ACC champion Virginia Tech faces Stanford in tonight’s Orange Bowl. Before Saturday’s trifecta against the Big Ten, the SEC had been 0-3. The Big 12 is 3-4, while the Pac-10 is 1-1. OSU can salvage what’s left of the Big Ten bowl season by knocking off SEC foe Arkansas in Tuesday’s Sugar Bowl. The Buckeyes and Razorbacks have never played, but OSU has never won a bowl game against an SEC opponent (0-9). “I know personally — I have lost three in a row against the SEC,” said OSU coach Jim Tressel. “I’m not tired of hearing about it. It’s a reminder to me of just how good the SEC is in football.” read more

New Plymouth Argyle fullback approves deal on Wedding day

first_imgThey say one who finds a wife, finds a good thing and full-back Joe Riley can attest to that as he can now honeymoon in peace, knowing fully well that his future has been secured with a deal with Plymouth Argyle.Even though Riley has been on the losing side with Shrewsbury in the League One play-off final, we can say his wedding brought him lucks as he began talks with the Pilgrims when he was about to get married to his fiancee Kayleigh.“I had a quick check of my phone and I had a text off my agent saying Plymouth are interested,” he told BBC.Matt bring PL experience to Home Park as he joins club on loan Henry Ikenna Ugwu – July 30, 2018 Matt Macey has become the second goalkeeper to sign for Argyle this summer from Premier League clubs as he joins them on loan from…“I said ‘go for it’.When the 26-year-old was asked what was better on his wedding day – his nuptials or the contract offer from Argyle – Riley quipped: “It was a tough call.”‘I’m just happy to be here and hopeful that it can be a successful time,” he said of his move to Home Park.last_img read more