The Inca empire thrived across the Andean region of South America for centuries after first rising up at some point in the 13th century. Centuries before American interstate culture, the Incans developed what has come to be known as the Great Inca Road. And it allowed the Incan empire to communicate from region to region even amid mountainous terrain and what would otherwise be inhospitable conditions. For one, the army was regularly used to push forward progress on the economic and logistical development of the Incan empire. And with their long runs and quick paces, they kept the Incan empire better connected than most civilizations of that time period.
November 19, 2023 08:35 UTC
In the meantime, Amanda’s boyfriend Sulo is doing interview after interview on TV and some for the international media. We can be hopeful if guys like that take up the leadership when the old lot will be ousted. The youth of this country have so many good ideas, we know better than this old generation that had ruined it. I got my hands on some of the posters and stickers they are doing, might not put them up just yet. I know this has been a little short rant, but I have so much hope for the future.
November 18, 2023 20:55 UTC
These State-level polls will test the popularity of the two main contestants – the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the Congress led by Rahul Gandhi. Therefore, if the BJP trounces the Congress in Rajasthan this time, it should come as no surprise. According to the ABP-C Voter survey, in Rajasthan, the BJP could win 130 of the 200 seats, whereas the Congress could drop to below 70. It has successfully wooed leaders from the Congress, BJP and the TDP, exploiting factionalism in those parties. The Congress too is projecting Rahul Gandhi but not in the same way as the BJP is projecting Modi.
November 18, 2023 20:00 UTC
Astronomers Could Soon Get Warnings When SpaceX Satellites Threaten Their ViewWith an FAA launch license in hand, SpaceX is set for the second test flight of a fully integrated Starship rocket. You can watch a live webcast of the flight test at SpaceX’s website or at SpaceX’s official X channel. For the second test flight of Starship, SpaceX will test its new water-cooled steel flame deflector, a new electronic thrust vector control system for the booster Raptor engines (to steer the vehicle during flight), and a new hot-staging approach, in which the Starship upper stage engines will ignite prior to stage separation. Over a thousand different modifications were made in preparation for the rocket’s second flight test. Check out our full coverage of SpaceX’s Starship megarocket and the SpaceX Starlink internet satellite megaconstellation.
November 18, 2023 14:00 UTC
The machines we’ve built throughout history are not just tools; they are the embodiment of human intelligence and ambition. This helps quantum computers link up their super-switches in powerful ways to solve complex problems that would take normal computers ages to work through. But quantum computers are a bit like race cars—they’re super fast but also very tricky to handle. Similar to the early computers, quantum computers have the potential to bring about significant global changes. 6 James Webb Space TelescopeThe Craziest Discoveries The James Webb Space Telescope Has Made So FarThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) represents one of NASA’s most ambitious and technically challenging projects to date.
November 18, 2023 09:33 UTC
The Hubble Space Telescope just ogled an exoplanet passing in front of a star in a triple system, revealing the nearby world’s mass. Webb Telescope Images the Pillars of CreationThe world is named LTT 1445Ac, and it was discovered in 2022 by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Now, a team of researchers used the veteran Hubble telescope to certify the world’s size; their results are accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal and are currently hosted on the preprint server arXiv. The similarities stop there, though: LTT 1445Ac has a surface temperature of 500° Fahrenheit (260° Celsius), piping hot—and unsuitable for life—compared to our relatively balmy planet. “Transiting planets are exciting since we can characterize their atmospheres with spectroscopy, not only with Hubble but also with the James Webb Space Telescope,” Pass said.
November 18, 2023 08:00 UTC
The logo for IBM appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)(The Hill) — IBM confirmed to The Hill it is pulling advertisements from X, the platform formerly known as Twitter Thursday, citing “’zero tolerance for hate speech.”“IBM has zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination and we have immediately suspended all advertising on X while we investigate this entirely unacceptable situation,” IBM told the Financial Times. Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of X, faced backlash Wednesday for appearing to agree with an antisemitic post on the platform, replying it was the “absolute truth.” The post that Musk replied to was a response to another post by a user raising an issue with increasing antisemitism. “To the cowards hiding behind the anonymity of the internet and posting ‘Hitler was right’: You got something you want to say?” the initial user, who identified themselves as a “Jewish Conservative” in their bio, wrote. “Why dont you say it to our faces.”In response, another user said in a different post that “Jewish [communities] have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.”“I’m deeply disinterested in giving the tiniest shit now about western Jewish populations coming to the disturbing realization that those hordes of minorities that support flooding their country don’t exactly like them too much,” the user continued, adding, “You want truth said to your face, there it is.”Musk replied: “You have said the actual truth.”Among those who pushed back against Musk’s apparent agreement with the antisemitic post was CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who said it on X it was “pushing unvarnished antisemitism at a time of rising antisemitism and violence against Jews.”
November 17, 2023 19:33 UTC
The foreign military presence will be removed,” said Muizzu from the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM). Regional powerhouses China and India have both sought to exert greater influence in the archipelago. Solih had pursued an “India first” policy, and the polls were seen as a referendum of sorts. Muizzu had criticised Solih’s trade policy as slanted in favour of India and campaigned on a promise of greater economic ties with China. India has about 75 military personnel stationed in Maldives, an island group that is home to about 521,000 people.
November 17, 2023 02:55 UTC
Source: phys.orgWhile physics tells us that information can neither be created nor destroyed (if information could be created or destroyed, then the entire raison d'etre of physics, that is to predict future events or identify the causes of existing situations, would be impossible), it does not demand that the information be accessible. For decades physicists assumed that the information that fell into a black hole is still there, still existing, just locked away from view.
November 16, 2023 18:02 UTC
Source: phys.orgCannabinoids, naturally occurring compounds found in hemp plants, may have evolved to deter pests from chewing on them, according to experiments that showed higher cannabinoid concentrations in hemp leaves led to proportionately less damage from insect larvae.
November 16, 2023 03:01 UTC
Taking a page out of Wall-E’s design, Amazon’s new Astro for Business looks almost comical. Uh Oh, Amazon Bought Your Favorite Robot CompanyRetailing for $2,349, Astro for Business launched in the US today. This could be when an unfamiliar person, an unusual sound, or strange activity is detected on your business premises. Astro Secure’s job is to let the Astro patrol on routes users customize. It also allows it to send alerts to the user and autonomously go closer to unusual activity to get a deeper look.
November 16, 2023 01:03 UTC
Source: phys.orgA team led by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has 3D-printed hair follicles in human skin tissue cultured in the lab. This marks the first time researchers have used the technology to generate hair follicles, which play an important role in skin healing and function.
November 15, 2023 16:31 UTC
Russia has managed to almost entirely circumvent a G7 price cap on its oil exports, with Moscow claiming average sales at more than $20 per barrel above the imposed limit, the Financial Times reported Tuesday, citing Western officials and Russian export data. According to an unnamed senior European official who spoke to FT, “almost none” of Russia’s oil shipments in October were sold below the price cap. The $60-per-barrel price cap imposed in December is a key component of efforts by G7 countries and their allies to cut off Russian income sources funding the war in Ukraine. Since the price cap was imposed in December 2022, companies based in the EU, G7 countries and Australia have been banned from providing services enabling maritime transport, such as insurance, with Russian oil above the $60-per-barrel limit. G7 countries provide insurance services for 90% of the world's cargo and the EU is a major player in sea freight.
November 15, 2023 02:01 UTC
The following is a news release from the Idaho State Board of Education. The window to apply to become Idaho State University’s 14th president is now closed and 84 candidates to date have submitted applications. “We have an exceptional list of candidates from which to choose,” said Idaho State Board of Education Member Cally Roach, who is serving as co-chair of the ISU President Search Committee along with Board Member Cindy Siddoway. ISU has established a president search webpage, which will be continually updated throughout the process. ISU President Kevin Satterlee announced early this year that he will retire on Dec. 31 after leading Idaho State University for 5 and a half years.
November 14, 2023 20:34 UTC