WW2 Aircraft Found Under 300 Ft of Greenland Ice

first_imgHow long does it take to bury an aircraft under hundreds of feet of ice? Try 76 years.A second member of the “Lost Squadron” has been located under Greenland ice using ground-penetrating radar. The first P-38 dubbed “Glacier Girl” was found in 1992 at a similar depth, causing amazement at the time that it was so deep under the ice. After recovery, it was eventually restored to flying condition.Hundreds of U.S. aircraft flew this route during World War II as part of Operation Bolero, which delivered warplanes, pilots, equipment and supplies for the planned Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.Credit: US ArmyNow, reports Live Science, a second P-38 has been located, and there are others waiting to be found. Drones are making the search easier than before.The search leader, California businessman Jim Salazar, told Live Science that the team found the wrecked P-38 on July 4  beneath more than 300 feet (91 meters) of ice using a ground-penetrating radar antenna fitted to a heavy-lift aerial drone. The drone was scanning a part of the glacier where hints of the buried warplane were detected in 2011.The “Lost Squadron,” consisting of six P-38s and two B-2 bombers flew over this part of Greenland in 1942 but got caught in bad weather and had to land on top of the ice. Although survivors were able to radio for help, bad weather and crashes of search and rescue aircraft prevented some of the crew from getting back alive, Tom Metcalfe writes.The buried plane was in a remote region made dangerous by hidden ice crevasses, sudden storms and hungry polar bears. “This is a very cold-weather region and an inhospitable location,” Salazar said.Metcalfe does not explain how the aircraft became buried so quickly. A thermal probe that can melt the ice was required to reach the craft. Search leader Jim Salazar, who runs a machinery business in Pasadena, California, plans to extricate the craft from the ice next summer with mostly his own funds.How can Metcalfe ignore the obvious question? People reading this would want to know how a WW2 plane became entombed 300 feet deep in ice in just 76 years. Creation Magazine reported on the discovery of the first P-38, saying that the find challenges slow-and-gradual preconceptions. Carl Wieland tells the story of the crash landings, and notes that searchers in the 1980s expected to find them sitting on top of the ice in pristine condition in the deep freeze of Greenland. In the years to follow, a few people occasionally recalled the legendary Lost Squadron of 1942, but it was only in 1980 that anyone thought of a salvage mission. U.S. airplane dealer Patrick Epps told his friend, architect Richard Taylor, that the planes would be like new. “All we’d have to do is shovel the snow off the wings, fill them with gas, crank them up and fly them off into the sunset. Nothing to it.”To their surprise, the searchers found the first bomber in 1988 not on the surface, but under 250 of ice. The deep burial had occurred in just 50 years. The bomber had been crushed by the deep ice. It wasn’t until 1992 that the sturdier P-38 “Glacier Girl” was recovered. All the planes were in the same position, Wieland notes, but had moved horizontally 3 miles inside the glacier.Wieland responds to critics who say that a common school experiment shows that a metal grid can sink through a block of ice. He says it only happens at room temperature, not in a freezer. In addition, if the planes had sunk, they would have ended up nose down, but were found in a horizontal position. The aircraft did not sink, therefore, but became covered by accumulating snow that compacted into over 300 feet of ice in just a matter of decades. What does this mean for dating methods? “Millions of years” are tossed around so casually, Wieland says, that people come to assume that everything in nature requires long ages. This case demonstrates that the assumption needs to be challenged.Evolutionists and other long-agers often say that ‘the present is the key to the past’. In that case, the 3000-m-long ice core [brought up by the joint European Greenland Ice-core Project (GRIP) in Greenland in 1990–1992] would only represent some 2,000 years of accumulation. Allowing of course for compression of lower layers, (which is also offset by the inevitable aftermath of a global Flood, namely much greater precipitation and snowfall for a few centuries) there is ample time in the 4,000 or so years since Noah’s day for the existing amounts of ice to have built up—even under today’s generally non-catastrophic conditions.Wieland lists other surprising cases of rapid change to phenomena of known date, like the flag and sledge left in 1911 by Amundsen at the South Pole that was found under 40 feet of ice. Changes can occur rapidly if the conditions are right. In some cases, the assumption of millions of years actually becomes part of the problem, not part of the solution. If 300 feet of ice can accumulate in just 76 years, how about millions? 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Beginning farmer incentives take shape in Ohio House

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment A bipartisan effort in the Ohio House gives beginning farmers financial incentive to establish themselves in the state’s agricultural industry.Co-sponsored by Rep. John Patterson (D-99th District) and Rep. Susan Manchester (R-84th District), House Bill 183 would authorize a nonrefundable income tax credit for beginning farmers who attend a financial management program, and a nonrefundable income tax credit for individuals who sell or rent farmland, livestock, buildings or equipment to beginning farmers. Eligibility requirements would be affirmed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.Both representatives offered testimony on the bill to the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee on April 9. Ohio Farm Bureau policy supports legislation that establishes beginning farmer incentives.“Several forward-thinking OFBF members realized the challenges of exit and entry in agriculture and successfully added Farm Bureau policy supporting incentives for new and beginning farmers,” said Jenna Beadle, Ohio Farm Bureau director of state policy. “Farmers are aging at a quicker rate than new farmers are joining the profession. Many beginning farmers do not have the levels of capital or credit necessary to begin farming, but even beyond that, the amount of land that is zoned for agriculture is finite.”If passed, a beginning farmer would have to meet the following criteria:Intends to farm in Ohio, or has been farming in Ohio for less than 10 years.Has a household net worth of less than $800,000. This limit applies to 2019 and will be adjusted for inflation in future years.Provides the majority of the day-to-day labor for and management of the farm.Has adequate farming experience or demonstrates adequate knowledge about farming.Submits projected earnings statements and demonstrates a profit potential.Demonstrates that farming will be a significant source of the individual’s income.Will not rent or lease agricultural assets from family members through this incentive program.Participates in a financial management program approved by the Department of Agriculture.Meets any other requirements set by the Department of Agriculture.“The bill sponsors also would like to add a sunset provision to evaluate the impact and merits of the beginning farmer tax credit program after five years and a cap of $10 million on money that can be allocated for the credit,” Beadle said. “Their goal is to include HB 183 in the state’s main operating budget.”  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Why Microsoft’s Windows Phones Don’t Copy the iPhone

first_imgRelated Posts Even using the Microsoft Surface tablet feels radically different than working with the iPad; Microsoft’s Surface has adopted the swipe as one of its main navigational tools. Users scroll the home screen sideways to access more content on its bright, lively screen. With the iPad, users tend to drill down through the cooler, calmer iPad interface, through a series of folders and icons.Patents aside, there are reasons to adopt common design elements. But Microsoft and Apple have apparently achieved something that has become increasingly unusual in the world of mobile and smartphone technology: detente. Tags:#Apple#iPad#iPhone#Microsoft#mobile markhachman Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology On Monday, a key Apple executive revealed why Microsoft’s Windows Phone designs don’t mimic the iPhone: because Microsoft is contractually prevented from doing so.According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and others, Microsoft was one of the only companies to license the few, prized Apple design patents at stake in the ongoing trial between Apple and Samsung.That trial will determine whether or not Samsung illegally copied the design of Apple’s phone technology. Apple rested its case on Monday, after accounting expert Terry Musicka was called to the stand to defend Apple’s damage claims. Those claims stand at between $2.5 billion and $2.75 billion, according to an InformationWeek report that claims that Apple suffered a significant loss in potential revenue when Samsung allegedly designed phones that mimicked Apple’s in several respects.Apple has cross-licensed or licensed its technical patents before. But Apple patent licensing director Boris Teksler told the court last week that he could “count on one hand” the number of times Apple had licensed its prized “unique user experience” design patents, the heart of Apple’s case. And, he revealed Monday, one of those companies was Microsoft.No Cloning AllowedBut the patents came with a major catch: an anti-cloning stipulation. “There’s a clear acknowledgement that there is no cloning as part of this provision,” Teksler said, according to the Journal. “There was no right with respect to these design patents to build clones of any type,“ Teksler said, Reuters added.Unfortunately, the court (and therefore the world) was not told what patents Microsoft has access to, and how exactly Microsoft was barred from using the exact technology it licensed. But as blogger Florian Mueller noted, Apple values its design patents far more highly than the technical patents at issue in the case. In fact, Apple has claimed that it lost $2.02 in per-unit royalties for the “overscroll bounce” ‘318 patent, $3.10 for the scrolling API ‘915 patent, and $2.02 for the “tap to zoom and navigate” ‘163 patent. But Apple places the value of its design and trade dress patents at a whopping $24 per device.Microsoft hasn’t announced any licensing agreement with Apple, not surprising when dealing with a company that prevents a “captive supplier,” Cirrus Logic, from even talking about its relationship with Apple, its largest customer, in earnings-related conference calls with Apple. And the relative size of both Apple and Microsoft would make a federally mandated disclosure of such a deal (required only if it would have a materially significant effect on revenue) unnecessary, and let it be quietly buried. Besides, there’s nothing saying that Microsoft paid cash for Apple’s design patents; the agreement could have been dealt with as a patent swap, with a relatively equal value to both.Why Bother? Protection!The question that this leaves unanswered, however, is why Microsoft would license patents it would be contractually barred from using (at least in some ways). The most likely scenario is that the patent licenses provide a “safety net” to indemnify Microsoft in case it wished to incorporate elements that could be disputed, such as the “click to zoom and navigate” patent referred to above.“It’s a little bit complicated here, because the design patent to some extent is embraced in the concept of cloning,” said Neil Smith, a partner with Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley in San Francisco, a law firm with more than 25 years of experience intellectual property law. “I’m not exactly sure what they mean by cloning. It’s not improper to have reasonable restrictions to relate to protecting intellectual property in a license agreement and restricting a licensee more than the licensee would have the right to do otherwise. So there is intellectual property involved in the cloning aspect, whether that’s software or trade dress or advertising or whatever.”Microsoft may have licensed the patents as a defensive measure, Smith noted. From Apple’s standpoint, he added, licensing patents adds some validity to them.It seems clear, however, that Microsoft deliberately struck out on a divergent mobile path to differentiate itself from the field, including Apple. Many of the elements Microsoft adopted, from the Metro/Windows 8 typeface and design, the “live tiles” or widgets that continually update, the “charms,” as well as the Windows “home” button (as opposed to the iPhone’s square home button) seem like relatively original ideas. It’s hard to imagine that Microsoft senior executives had to do much to convince Teksler, Apple chief executive Tim Cook, or other executives that they had no desire to piggyback on the iPhone design.last_img read more

Ronaldinho plays soccer exhibition with Chechnya leader

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kadyrov himself took to the field and scored for his team, which was largely made up of Russian ex-pros with a smattering of government officials.The Chechen leader is fond of sports, particularly soccer and martial arts, and has often brought foreign sports stars and other celebrities to Chechnya as a sign of prestige for the formerly war-torn region.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutInternational rights groups have accused Ramzan Kadyrov’s feared security forces of extrajudicial killings, abductions, torture and other human rights abuses. LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Costa Rica clinches World Cup berth on Waston’s late goal View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Brazilian soccer star and former FC Barcelona player Ronaldinho, prepares to play in the Chechnya’s regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s team against the Italian former players team in Grozny, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Chechen leader, who is fond of sports, particularly soccer and martial arts, enjoys bringing foreign sports stars and other celebrities to Grozny. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)GROZNY, Russia — Brazil great Ronaldinho has played a game in Chechnya alongside the Russian region’s authoritarian ruler Ramzan Kadyrov.Ronaldinho, a two-time world player of the year, scored for Kadyrov’s team as it won an exhibition 6-3 against a lineup of Italian former players, including World Cup winners on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Australian Women’s team to train at RAAF Base Amberley

first_imgThe Australian Women’s Open team’s final weekend training camp before the 2015 World Cup will look a little different to usual. The team will travel to the Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Brisbane this Saturday to take part in a day of training. The day will include a range of activities, including a photo shoot with a Super Hornet, over-pool obstacle course, meet and greet with a range of Air Force female personnel and a ‘social’ game against the Amberley team. After that it will be back on the field for a final training session in the lead up to the 2015 World Cup, which will be played from Wednesday, 29 April until Sunday, 3 May at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour. Australian Women’s Open coach, Peter Bell said that the opportunity to participate in a day like this in the lead up to the World Cup was too good to miss. “The coaching staff had been looking for a variation to their usual/normal hard training sessions and in the lead up to the World Cup an opportunity to visit the RAAF Base came up,” Bell said. “We thought it would be good doing the ropes course out there as well as some interaction with personnel that actually represent their country in a more serious and important role – namely the security of our country. “We thought it would make for a good bonding opportunity too, given it was our last hit out before the World Cup. Most of the girls are so young I saw it as an educational opportunity as most of them wouldn’t know what a Super Hornet is let alone the enormity of the 60-plus different jobs that Air Force women do.”Group Captain Michael Gray said “it is a great opportunity for the RAAF to host Australia’s best players and have them interact with Air Force personnel. The Australian players are clearly dedicated, motivated and have great levels of fitness. Those traits are common with our Air Force people, many of who play Touch at various representative levels around Australia. “We are proud of the work-life balance that we offer our people. Sport, fitness and teamwork is an integral part of Air Force life and essential in all our challenging but rewarding positons.“We are really looking forward to hosting the team at our great facilities at Amberley and hopefully help them win the World Cup for Australia. Who knows we may even sign some up for a career in the Air Force afterwards!”  For more information about jobs in the Air Force, please click on the following link – http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/airforce/jobsDirectory/Stay tuned to the TFA website and social media channels for stories and photos over the weekend:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksTouch World Cuplast_img read more

Ohio State mens hockey set for weekend series against Michigan State

Junior forward Ryan Dzingel (18) passes the puck during a game against Bowling Green Oct. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAfter nearly two weeks off, the Ohio State men’s hockey team welcomes Michigan State to Value City Arena for a weekend doubleheader.The Spartans (6-9-2, 0-1-1) are coming off of a 3-0 win over in-state rivals Michigan, while the Buckeyes (10-6-0, 0-2-0) swept Mercyhurst at the end of last month.Head coach Steve Rohlik’s team has now won seven of its last nine games, a stretch that has seen their goals per game average rise to 3.94, tied for second in the NCAA. Leading OSU’s scoring charge is junior Ryan Dzingel, whose five points in two games against Mercyhurst led to him being named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week.Meanwhile their opponents, the Spartans, have had a much tougher time putting the puck in the back of the net, with a 2.35 goals per game average that is last in the Big Ten. Like OSU they are looking for their first conference victory of the season.All of OSU’s opponents the rest of the season will be fellow Big Ten members, with nine of those games coming on the road. Friday night’s puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s is at 7:05 p.m. read more

Henrikh Mkhitaryan a doubt for Arsenals Europa League trip

first_imgArsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains a doubt ahead of the club’s trip to Azerbaijan for Thursday’s Europa League game against QarabagThe Armenia international featured for Arsenal in their 4-2 win over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava in Group E nearly two weeks ago, but has struggled with an ankle problem since then.Now the Gunners are set to play at the Olympic Stadium in the capital city Baku for the second game of their Group E campaign.But ITV reports that Mkhitaryan will likely miss out due to “safety reasons” as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.This ongoing feud, which has lasted for over two decades, caused Mkhitaryan to not travel to Azerbaijan in 2015 when Borussia Dortmund played Gabala.No word has arrived from Arsenal yet, but the London club did release a statement on August 31 after the Europa League draw.Arsenal said: “Safety and security of all our players and staff is always a top priority. We will be looking into this situation, talk to the player and make a decision after that.”Mkhitaryan made a brief cameo in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup last week.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger I will return to football in January

first_imgArsene Wenger has announced his plans to make a football comeback by January after receiving numerous enquiries from “all over the world”The Frenchman ended his 22-year spell in charge of Arsenal five months ago and had stated his intention to make a swift return to the game.However, following a good rest, Wenger is feeling re-energised and relishes the prospect of taking on a new challenge at this stage of his career.“I believe that I will start again on January 1st,” Wenger told SportBild.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“From my 22 years at Arsenal, I have big experience on different levels. There are enquiries from all over the world.“There are associations, national teams, it could be in Japan.”On where he could possibly go now and what role he could take, Wenger added: “I feel rested and am ready to work again. But where? I don’t know yet.”The 68-year-old also gave his verdict on Mesut Ozil’s international retirement and how it could impact Arsenal.last_img read more

Army Corps Extends Public Comment Period For Pebble Mine

first_imgPebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier said the key to finding this balance was to address the primary concern of EPA and opponents of the Pebble project – size. The Vice President of external affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership presented the plans for a scaled back project plan for the Pebble Mine. The corps announced today an additional 60 days of comment, extending the period through June 29. Mark Hamilton, spoke at a joint luncheon of the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce on Wednesday, April 4. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it would allow additional time for the public to comment ahead of an environmental review of the proposed Pebble mine. The corps initially set a 30-day comment period, but Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources and project critics asked that the comment period be extended at least 90 to 120 days. In a release from PLP they stated that this formally begun the permitting process under the rigorous National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process and other permitting efforts associated with the project.last_img read more