Belingon looks to end Team Lakay’s banner year with a bang

first_imgGeje Eustaquio had two rematches in 2018 with the first one giving him the interim flyweight title and the second one the undisputed World flyweight championship.READ: Eustaquio shocks Moraes to unify ONE flyweight belts FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDubbed as “The king of the Rematch,” Eustaquio avenged his 2017 loss to Kazakh Kairat Akhmetov in January with a unanimous decision win to earn the interim flyweight belt.Eustaquio (11-6) then followed it up with a five-round unanimous decision victor over Brazilian star Adriano Moraes in the unification bout to determine the undisputed ONE World flyweight champion in Macau last June. View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown (From Left to Right) Edward Kelly, April Osenio, Danny Kingad, Geje Eustaquio, Honorio Banario, and Eduard Folayang show off their skills at the Burnham Park Athletic Bowl. INQUIRER Photo/EV ESPIRITU @eespirituINQIf anybody needs a second chance, they may want to give Team Lakay a call.An undoubtedly famed stable in ONE Championship, Team Lakay currently houses three champions and two of those won their straps by way of rematches.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES NCAA: Perpetual overcomes San Sebastian, bolsters hold on 4th seed Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ “They say victory is sweeter the second time around,” said Eustaquio who lost to 2014. “In my case, I usually perform better and come out victorious in rematches because I’ve already gotten a feel for my opponent.”And before September ended, another Team Lakay fighter joined ONE’s circle of champions when Joshua Pacio (13-2) stunned Japanese veteran Yoshitaka Naito in a five-round unanimous decision win for the World strawweight belt.Pacio’s win was his fourth straight as he avenged his October 2016 loss to Naito where he tapped to the Japanese fighter’s rear-naked choke 1:33 into the third round of their fight.READ: Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world championBefore the year ends, though, another Team Lakay champion plans to follow on the footsteps of Pacio and Eustaquio.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Interim bantamweight champion Kevin Belingon will have his rematch against World bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes to become the undisputed king of their division.Belingon (19-5) is on a six-fight winning streak and his last loss was against Fernandes when the two faced each other in January of 2016.READ: Belingon gets ONE title rematch vs Fernandes in Singapore “I am super excited, finally the long wait is over and now I’m fighting Bibiano for the undisputed bantamweight title,” said Belingon who lost after tapping to the Brazilian star’s kimura lock 4:04 into their first fight.“Ever since the night I lost to him the first time in China, this moment has been all that I have looked forward to,” added Belingon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Grateful Loser, Curtis Celebrates, Thanks Voters

first_imgGeorge Varney CurtisDefeated Montserrado Electoral District #17 candidate George Varney Curtis has launched a regular weekend voter appreciation meeting to show his supporters and others how much he cares for the district.The first of the meetings was held over the weekend when he met residents of Vincent Town, Po River, on the Monrovia-Bomi Highway and dined with them.“I have come to say a big thank you to all my supporters as well as those that did not support me in the recent election. I am, however, grateful to all of you for exercising your constitutional right in deciding who represents you,” the Brewerville City Mayor said.“I got in the representative race so the majority of the voting population in this district could give me a bigger platform to expand and improve my developmental agenda for all of us. I was optimistic and believed that we could have marched together to the Capitol Building, but as it went, we conceded to Kiazolu.”He said nothing on earth bothers him, as he has learned the way to be calm. “The only experience I consider as the worst ever in my life was the death of my mother in 2005. .He promised to work with Representative-elect Hanson Kiazolu to continue to drive the developmental agenda of the district.Addressing the audience earlier, the chairman of Vincent Town, Momo Ballah, said he felt discouraged when he received reports that Curtis did not succeed at the polls, an acknowledgement that politics has conflicting sides. “Never trust a political game, not even those who manage or play it. Anything can break apart as though it is a biscuit,” Ballah said.He said Curtis remains a dear friend of the people. “Our City Mayor is already included in the books or records of people who have positively impacted the lives of their fellow residents in Brewerville and beyond,” he said.Ballah assured Curtis that he and the people of the district will not distance themselves from him. “We are with you and will remain connected to you as you continue to ably serve all of us,” he said.Curtis said he plans to visit more communities in the district over the coming weekends, “until all are covered, to thank them for their support and for exercising their constitutional rights.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NORTH WEST 10K CHOSEN CHARITIES TO BE REVEALED SOON

first_imgThe three chosen charities to benefit from this year’s North West 10K will be revealed on March 3rd.All types of athletes will take to the streets of Letterkenny for this year’s North West 10K.Last year’s three charities received a major financial boost from organisers who raised a total of €30,000 from the event.Organisers are again hoping for an even bigger turn-out than last year after around 3,000 walked and jogged around the 10K route in Letterkenny. The launch takes place at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny at 7pm.Donegal Daily will once again be one of the main sponsors of the family event.    NORTH WEST 10K CHOSEN CHARITIES TO BE REVEALED SOON was last modified: February 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charitiesNorth West 10klast_img read more

DONEGAL AND MONAGHAN DEADLOCKED AT HALF-TIME IN ULSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL

first_imgAll level at half-time between Donegal and Monaghan.ULSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL: Donegal and Monaghan are all level after a thrilling first-half at Breffni Park this evening. The game has been played at a ferocious tempo, with some huge physical challenges being exchanged.Both side are adopting defensive systems which was to be expected, but the quality from both sides has been good. Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty have landed some great scores for Donegal, while for Monaghan, Conor McManus has been the main man for The Farney County.It took Donegal just thirteen seconds to register their opening score.Michael Murphy drove right at the heart of the Monaghan defence and he offloaded cleverly to Karl Lacey, the four-time All-Star knocked over a beautiful point to emphatically announce his return to the big stage.Conor McManus had an effort after good build-up play, but he dragged his effort narrowly wide. Great defending from Donegal then forced a turnover, Ryan McHugh broke at pace but his effort tailed wide.On ten minutes a great ball inside from Marty O’Reilly caused panic in the Monaghan defence, Michael Murphy picked up the break and he swept over.Monaghan’s response was rapid, great build-up pay created space for Shane Carey who made no mistake.Donegal added another score through the boot of Murphy, but four unanswered points from Monaghan, with Conor McManus registering three of those put Monaghan in the ascendancy.However, Patrick McBrearty then scored three points on the trot – including one stunning effort from play to put Donegal back in front. DONEGAL AND MONAGHAN DEADLOCKED AT HALF-TIME IN ULSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL was last modified: June 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGAAMonaghannewsSportlast_img read more

SO CLOSE BUT HISTORY-MAKER JASON DOES US PROUD WITH WORLD SILVER MEDAL

first_imgJASON Quigley has done Donegal and Ireland proud today – making history by taking a world championship silver medal.The Donegal boxer lost out to Zhanibek Alimkhanuly for the Middleweight World Title on his home turf in Kazaksthan in today’s final.Ballybofey’s Jason tried his best in front of the partisan crowd. But he can hold his head high after a stunning performance against a superb boxer.Jason was knocked to the ground half way through the first round and had to take a standing 8-second count.All three judges gave the first round to Alimkhanuly.Jason came storming out for the second round catching the Kazak with a great right to the head. Both fighters traded hard blows in a pulsating second round – and it continued into the third.The judges however gave the fight to the home town boy.Jason can hold his head high – he has done Donegal and Ireland proud today.Back home a huge crowd gathered at the Finn Valley centre to watch the fight.Everyone in Donegal is proud today of Jason. And there will be a celebration for his homecoming tomorrow night.SO CLOSE BUT HISTORY-MAKER JASON DOES US PROUD WITH WORLD SILVER MEDAL was last modified: October 26th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:boxingJason Quigleylast_img read more

12 killed including baby in horrific New York apartment blaze

first_imgTwelve people including a baby have been killed following a horrific apartment fire in New York.The blaze broke out in the Bronx.The blaze started on the first floor of the building and quickly spread upstairs, city Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters at a news conference with the mayor. The cause of the blaze, which was attended to by more than 160 fire fighters, is under investigation.Mayor of New York, De Blasio said the death toll ranked as “one of the worst losses of life to a fire in many, many years” in the city.Four people were in hospital in critical condition “fighting for their lives,” the mayor said.Authorities said firefighters rescued 12 people from the building. Two of the dead were found in a bathtub.New York is going through a bitterly cold snap with sub-zero temperatures and high winds.Wherever fire hoses sprayed, the ground was covered with sheets of ice, according to local reporters.12 killed including baby in horrific New York apartment blaze was last modified: December 29th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:blazedeadnew yorklast_img read more

Breaking: Two car collision in Letterkenny

first_imgEmergency services are at the scene of a two-car collision in Letterkenny.The accident occurred on the Port Road before 2pm this lunchtime.Ambulance personnel are currently assisting those involved. Traffic is moving slowly on both lanes of the Port Road near the Value Centre and Tesco turn-off.The one-way lane from Tesco/Letterkenny Shopping Centre is blocked by one of the vehicles involved in the crash.Breaking: Two car collision in Letterkenny was last modified: July 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Barn Again in Butler County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest OSU Extension’s Barn Again program provides educational opportunities for people to learn more about their historic barns and other agricultural structures and about how they can be reused and rehabilitated for today’s needs on the farm and beyond. OSU Extension is proud to partner with Friends of Ohio Barns and support the annual Ohio Barn conference, an event that is hosted in a different part of the state each year.This year, the Seventeenth Annual Ohio Barn Conference will be held in Butler County in southwest Ohio on Thursday April 21 through Saturday, April 23 at the Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center. It will feature demonstrations, speakers, displays, barn repair tips, and more. Friday’s barn tour by motor coach offers participants the opportunity to explore a wide variety of barns and historic buildings in beautiful Butler County. You can sign up for individual days or the whole three-day event.Thursday is the Junior Barn Detectives (JBD) Workshop. This outreach activity trains up to 40 attendees on how to analyze a barn and provide assistance to local barn owners. At the end of the training, you will be able to explain, to both youth and adult audiences, the historic value of old barns, basic barn construction, maintenance techniques, and availability of various local, state and national resources. The primary objective is to have in place a state-wide cadre of trained volunteers who are willing to talk to and visit with local barn owners/ stewards who have indicated a desire to have someone look at their barn and help them analyze its general condition.Friday is the barn tour. The motor coach starts at Hueston Woods Lodge and travels to six stops including a catered lunch stop. Our first stop is a Mail Pouch timber frame barn, owned by Mindy and John Brosier, that Dave Gaker (BS in Ag Engineering, OSU) converted into a house. Stop 2 is an 1825 all hand-hewn ground barn using timber from the property. The barn at stop 3 belongs to Ed and Kathy Creighton. Ed will be speaking at the conference on Saturday about the history of this farm that includes other barns, an 1800 corn crib, and even Indian mounds and Morgan horses on this property. The lunch stop is at the Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market in Trenton. There will be time to explore this venue complete with barns, tools, antique tractors and shops, plus ice cream. Stop 5 is an 1815 Sweitzer barn on an old farmstead which also has a double crib log corn crib as well as a castle-like concrete silo with a cistern on the top. Stop 6 is a 38 by 60 barn with massive 12 by 12 posts with a swing type beam 12 by 12 half lapped with another 12 by 12 beam in the drive bay.On Saturday, we return to Hueston Woods Lodge for a day of presentations and other barn-related activities. Steve Gordon, the keynote speaker, is the current Museum Administrator for the McGuffey Museum located on the Miami University campus in Oxford, Ohio. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Miami University and has worked in the field of historic preservation throughout his career including the Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, the Kentucky Heritage Council, the State Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society, where he oversaw the Ohio Historic Inventory and the National Register of Historic Places programs.A native of Ohio, Steve’s research interests include local and regional architecture, cultural landscapes, craft and building technology, especially vernacular buildings and barns and the study of regional material culture. His publications include How to Complete the Ohio Historic Inventory (1992), as well as articles on the U.S. Grant Birthplace, 19th century prefabricated housing, women architects, Cincinnati’s meat packing industry, maple sugar production in southwest Ohio, and Spring Grove Cemetery. Steve has written and co-authored over fifty nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Steve’s presentation will be about historic agriculture in Butler County and how it influenced farm layout and barn design. Ed Creighton will speak about his farm (that those of us on the tour bus will have visited on Friday), which is one of the most intact, original farms in Butler County. It was built in 1802 by Revolutionary War General Andrew Lewis. Other Saturday activities will include presentations about log crib barns, Ohio’s canal system, post bottom repairs (lecture and hands-on demonstration), barn detectives, annual member meeting, barn of the year awards, and silent auction.Please check friendsofohiobarns.org for registration information or call 330-856-9053 / 330-550-6982.Annual Ohio Barn of the Year AwardsFriends of Ohio Barns is calling for nominations for Ohio Barn of the Year, a program designed to encourage awareness and community pride in our historic Ohio barns. Barns will judged in three categories: Agricultural Use, Adaptive Re-use (non-agricultural), and Stewardship. Barn owners, barn enthusiasts and local historic organizations are encouraged to nominate their favorite barn. Nominations should include: photos, current owner’s name, location of barn, current use, history of the barn, age and builder if known, and repairs and information on individuals performing repairs where relevant. News releases and photos of winning nominations will be made available to the news media with a feature story. Nomination forms can be found at friendsofohiobarns.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/nomination_form.pdf. Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2016. Send nominations to: Dan Troth, Friends of Ohio Barns, 7591 Perry Rd., Delaware OH 43015, or email: dtroth@columbus.rr.com. Awards will be presented at the annual Ohio Barn Conference on Saturday, April 23.I hope to see you at the barn workshop in April. Good luck with your barn! Ann D. Christy, Professor, can be reached at 614-292-3171, or christy.14@osu.edu. Her barn website is at fabe.osu.edu/extension-outreach/barnagain. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

Cartoon: Blogging Was Made Possible by…

first_imgRelated Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App The new FTC guidelines for disclosure by bloggers have stirred up some anger among bloggers accustomed to getting free stuff and blogging about it without the heavy hand of governmental Big Brother yadda yadda – oh, you can finish the sentence yourself.I can respect that it might get people’s backs up to suggest that their integrity is for sale, especially for such low prices. (Although, the last time I checked the exchange rate, integrity was down sharply against the dollar… and against the free chewing gum.) Then again, I’ve seen enough obviously feigned enthusiasm in some “reviews” to convince me that at least a few bloggers are happy to rent their voices – and readers – to any marketing department with a gift card and blogger outreach program.All easy enough for me to say, of course; I have a job and make a pretty good living (touch wood). I can imagine that I might be tempted to modify my views if money was short and a blog review could put another meal on the table for my kids. Then again, for every blogger out there who’s struggling to make ends meet, there are countless more blog readers – the people the marketers are really trying to reach. Don’t they deserve to know about the relationship between product and blogger when they assess what they’re reading?I’m a fan of disclosure, and while I haven’t examined the FTC guidelines in detail, I support the idea in principle.But it’s interesting that the FTC went after bloggers rather than, say, entertainment writers who don’t mention the expensive junkets that movie studios take them on. A blogger who has to disclose that she or he received a free package of hot dog weiners has every right to feel burned after dropping fifty bucks to take the family to the latest “THRILLING!” “FANTASTIC!” “SURE-FIRE WINNER!” 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… rob cottingham 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout More Noise to Signal. Tags:#Cartoons#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

5 Transformative Technologies I Would Make Reality If I Won The Powerball Jackpot

first_imgWhat it isThe Project Loon is a Google experiment started June 2013 with a single goal: to provide Internet coverage to a small pilot group using high-flying helium-filled balloons. According to the Project Loon website:Project Loon balloons float in the stratosphere, twice as high as airplanes and the weather. They are carried around the Earth by winds and they can be steered by rising or descending to an altitude with winds moving in the desired direction. People connect to the balloon network using a special Internet antenna attached to their building. The signal bounces from balloon to balloon, then to the global Internet back on Earth.Where it stands The test program launched 30 balloons from New Zealand. The balloons are now making their way over Fresno, California to see if the city’s radio interference might interfere with Project Loon’s transmissions. Why I’d put money into this It’s one of Google’s strangest projects ever, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth pursuing. Although Google could send dozens, even hundreds, of these into the air, buildings have to be equipped to connect to them. Judging by the company’s Google Fiber initiative, only select locations will be brought into the fold. With my lottery winnings, more could be brought online in the areas that need it most. Mobile Batteries Related Posts What it is NUI (or NI) refers to Human-Machine Interfaces that are almost invisible to the user, conforming to a person’s natural behavior. A common example is using mid-air physical gestures to scroll, close windows or switch between computer applications.Where it stands Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensor put natural interfaces on the public’s radar. And now a new, hyped item is attempting to follow in its footsteps: the Leap Motion Controller. The accessory, which launched a couple of weeks ago, attempts to liberate hands from the mouse drudgery of computer use. Leap Motion succeeded in gaining some buzz, thanks to its tiny footprint, $80 price tag and science fiction-like features. Ever see Tom Cruise manipulating screens with his hands in the movie Minority Report? Yeah, it’s kind of like that. Why I’d put money into this Three words: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If it’s possible to vanquish this annoyingly painful facet of modern life and feel like a wizard casting spells in the process then it is humanity’s duty to pursue this.Unfortunately, in my own testing of the Leap Motion Controller, the device is a bit buggy and limited. Right now, it works better for games than productivity. But that’s not to say it isn’t on the right track. There’s an undeniable cool factor in commanding a computer with a wave of the hand. With further development, this or another device could have the chops to captivate the masses and change the face of computing. 3D Printing What it is A process that uses a single hardware unit to “print” or create a physical 3D object on demand by layering on material, typically plastic, until the item has formed.Where it stands 3D printing already appeals to artists, architects, inventors and other creatives who need an easy method of prototyping or modeling. Companies like MakerBot and 3D Systems want mainstream users and they’re going after them by broadening availability and focusing on ease of use. But price remains an obstacle. The best bet for the industry may be Pirate3D’s Buccaneer, an attractive, compact printer that started at less than $400 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Why I’d put money into thisThe reach of 3D printers extend to many different areas. There’s the obvious: success in retail popularity would cause less overall demand for the cheap, imported trinkets manufactured overseas. 3D printing could support a diverse range of other applications including medicine and fashion. Even food, if you are into that Star Trek kind of thing.The industry must continue developing. On the consumer front, lower prices will make 3D printers more attractive and improvements in quality, speed and safety will further the cause. All of that takes money. MakerBot cashed in for $403 million when it was acquired by Stratasys, but others could use a helping hand.Project Loon 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout What it is A wacky pneumatic transportation system conceived by Tesla co-founder and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. His loose lips tipped that he was working on a solar-powered approach to travel that could transport people between San Francisco and Los Angeles within 30 minutes.Where it stands Of course, Musk is so rich. His net worth is $7.7 billion and just went up $570 million with a strong quarter from Tesla. He doesn’t need my money. Then again, his hands may be full. Changing the future of cars with Tesla and extra-planetary exploration with SpaceX is hard work. Musk may wind up open-sourcing the Hyperloop instead of building it himself. At least that way others would be able to take a go at it. It looks like Musk is willing to unveil his preliminary Hyperloop plans on August 12, as promised, he just won’t be the one pushing it forward. Why I’d put money into this This scheme is so crazy, it just might work. The idea of an alternative mode of travel that’s fueled by solar energy and super-fast sounds mad, but Musk’s guarded-yet-clear enthusiasm gives it some cred. Presumably we’ll know Monday whether or not there’s any merit to it, but if there is, Hyperloop could one day become a role model for other efficient transit and transportation systems.Of course, it would take more than my measly $448 million investment, but at least that would bring in some brilliant environmental and engineering minds to act as the architects of this project. And if that only keeps it from falling by the wayside for now, that might be just fine. This has “intriguing” written all over it.If you had the resources to back any initiative or innovations you wanted, which ones would you take on? Let us know in the comments below. Feature image courtesy of Flickr user Nick Ares. Minority Report image screencapped from YouTube, courtesy of user rainm2000. Balloon image courtesy of Project Loon. Phone battery image courtesy of Flickr user Martin Ableggen. Transportation image screencapped from YouTube, courtesy of user The Young Turks Cenk Uygur.  12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… adriana lee The latest Powerball lottery winners just scored a collective $448 million dollars in one fell swoop. For the average American, that’s an incredible load of money to ponder and that’s just what I find myself doing—fantasizing about where I’d put that windfall.One thing I know is that it wouldn’t be on a personal jet or a $15 million smartphone. I would invest in technology that would enrich our lives. Maybe $448 million wouldn’t cover it, but hey, I could give the transformative ideas a swift kick in the pants on the road to becoming transformative technologies.Here are five ideas that are frustratingly close to reality. Natural User Interface (NUI/NI)s What it is A vexing problem, that’s what. The battery life of our mobiles takes a beating thanks to cloud services, streaming, gaming and other power-hungry activities. Although innovations in processor chips and power management software help reduce the load, that can only go so far. Scientists have been hard at work to improve or re-imagine the battery conundrum, but none of it has reached the consumer level yet.Where it standsSome researchers are looking at ways of improving on today’s lithium-ions, like the University of Maryland, whose silicon beads may boost their capacity. Others hope to usher in new graphene batteries which deliver vast amounts of energy in a smaller, lighter and more stable package. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Supercapacitors could speed charging while new microbatteries rethink the fundamental anodes and cathodes to deliver impossibly tiny and powerful mobile energy sources. Why I’d put money into this Over time, our Internet use will only go up, not down, and a major disruption in power cells needs to happen, just to keep pace. Where do I invest my lottery winnings among all this innovative battery tech? Do I pick one and back it heavily or maybe spread a little money to each project to see which sticks?Hyperloop Transporter 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#3d printing#Internet#mobile#transportation last_img read more