Dell has kicked off its annual President’s Day sale a bit early — it’s not even Valentine’s Day yet — with discounts on a variety of hardware. Some of the discounts are bigger than others, but if you were already considering buying a gigantic TV, laptop or other device, there are a bunch of deals here worth a look.Many of the discounts are available right now, with more scheduled to come online over the next few days. The company is giving members of its rewards program early access to a handful of special “Doorbuster” deals. And we’re checking with Dell about exactly when the sale ends — the press release says Feb. 18 at 7:59 a.m. ET (4:59 a.m. PT), but the circular I received in the mail says Feb. 20.Here are some of the best deals we found. Sarah Tew/CNET Bluetooth Dell Intel LG Read the CNET review Computers Speakers TVs Laptops See at Dell Survive Valentine’s Day 2019 on a limited budget: Save on flowers, gifts and more.The best dating sites for Valentine’s Day and beyond: Get swiping! Dell is currently selling a midrange configuration of its older Alienware m15 for $1,450 — about $150 off the usual price. On Feb. 19, it will begin selling the brand new Alienware m15, announced at CES in January, discounted by $400. That deal features an eighth-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and a GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, though the company said that the new model would be available configured with Nvidia’s newer RTX card. Still, the President’s Day deal is a good one — and worth waiting for. See at Dell CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • Dell’s new XPS 15 revealed Comments Read the CNET review This is a decent deal on the 15-inch version of the XPS. It comes equipped with a beautiful, high-resolution and accurate broad-gamut display. And it incorporates the Nvidia GTX 1050 gaming GPU, which raises playtime performance in general-purpose laptops. This configuration features an eighth-gen Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Dell is also selling the two-in-one version of the XPS 15 for $1,400 — that’s more than $300 off of the usual price. See it Read the CNET review Sarah Tew/CNET 2 We haven’t reviewed this particular LG TV. But CNET’s resident expert, David Katzmaier, has certified it as a legit deal on the screen-size-to-cost basis alone. This appears to be the 2018 version of Dell’s nearly perfect XPS 13 — we’ve asked Dell for clarification and will update this post when it comes. Either way, the configuration is legit: You get an eighth-gen Intel Core i7 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. But there’s no touchscreen, and you’re stuck with Dell’s annoying below-the-screen webcam, which has been fixed in the 2019 edition of this laptop. Sarah Tew Sarah Tew/CNET See at Dell 1:49 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Dell XPS 13: $1,200 (save $270) This terrific Bluetooth speaker cost $300 when it debuted in 2015. At $90, it’s an absolute steal — you get impressive sound quality, great connectivity range and excellent battery life. Plus, it’s waterproof. Justin Jaffe/CNET Review • XPS 15 is Dell’s high-end midsize workhorse Now playing: Watch this: Alienware m15 with Intel Core i7: $1,650 (save $400) $1,499 Dell XPS 15 Mentioned Above Dell XPS 15 – Core i5 TFT Tags See at Dell Read the CNET review Dell XPS 15: $1,350 (save $160) Ultimate Ears Megaboom: $90 (save $160) The Alienware m15 is shockingly slim, for an Alienware Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Share your voice LG 86-inch 4K Smart HDR Ultra HDTV: $3,000 (save $1,500) See at Dell
Copyright 2013 Phys.org Citation: Research station on skis withstands Antarctic ice and snow (2013, February 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-station-antarctic-ice.html Russia celebrates 50 years at Antarctic Seven blue modules contain living spaces and laboratories. In consideration of the residents’ psychological needs, a central red module, intended for use as a social space, contains communal dining areas, a hydroponic garden, and climbing wall. Colors were even chosen on the advice of a color psychologist. Construction of Halley VI began in Capetown, South Africa. The first modules were shipped to Antarctica at the end of 2007. Halley VI delivered its first scientific data in 2012. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Credit: BAS Halley Research Station, devoted primarily to work in atmospheric science, was established by British Antarctic Survey in 1956. Halley researchers also perform glaciology and geology studies. Notably, scientists first recorded ozone layer depletion in the stratosphere above the Antarctic here.Antarctic conditions have caused problems for Halley research bases. Accumulated snow, measured at more than three feet per year, crushed buildings in the first four bases. Movement of the ice shelf toward the ocean at an annual rate of a quarter of a mile means that research stations are at risk of falling into the ocean when ice separates from the mainland. These factors give buildings that cannot be moved a lifespan of only ten years. Halley VI, commissioned in 2006, consists of eight connected modules, each of which sits atop hydraulic legs. The legs allow the individual modules to be raised above the snow. Additionally, placement of the modules at a right angle to the prevailing wind encourages snow to blow underneath the station. Skis positioned beneath the legs allow inland towing of each module, thereby minimizing its proximity to the ocean. Antarctica Halley VI Halley V had extensible steel legs, allowing operators to maintain the buildings above the snow’s surface. The legs, though raised every year, were eventually trapped in 75 feet of ice. Because the station was rendered immobile, it was carried along with the ice and was therefore at risk of plummeting into the ocean when the ice caved.In June 2004, the British Antarctic Survey and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) launched a competition to design a new research station. In addition to being able to cope with moving ice and heavy snow accumulation, this new station would have to provide psychological comfort to the station’s residents—around 70 in summer and around 16 in winter—who are at great risk of stress and depression related to the harsh Antarctic weather and permanent lack of sunlight in winter. Credit: James Goby/BAS (Phys.org)—The world’s first completely transportable research station officially opened in Antarctica on February 5. The Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, designed by Hugh Broughton Architects, utilizes a modular design that incorporates hydraulic legs fitted with skis. This design allows Halley VI to survive in conditions that have destroyed its five predecessors. The Halley VI modules at the Halley VI site. Credit: British Antarctic Survey
Stress when clubbed with obsessive compulsive disorder makes one unmanageable and puts one on the border line of personality disorder. Initially the performance of a person was the only key factor that was considered but now, performance is clubbed with competition, excellence, organisation, technology, education, administration and execution. The stress and pressure of performance in a person’s daily life thus acquired has given rise to major health issues today. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As Anuja Kapur, Criminal Psychologist and Socialist, says: “The leadership quality is no more to be seen. Becoming a boss in every field and trying to do things alone without taking help from teammates has proven to be a major disaster not only in personal life but also in the professional front.” She explains: “Stress is also felt in educational sector; research students have had massive anxiety attacks due to overwhelming stress in their life. Students are not able to cope up with the pressure which they face daily in schools, colleges and at home. Students have started facing many health issues- such as major depressive disorders, suicidal tendencies, bi-polar disorders- which have hampered their performances and forced them to remain within their own respective shells.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixStudents are not able to open up their feelings with parents, teachers or tutors. They remain in their own world and the competition around them kills their performance. Even if they want to explore, the busy world cannot provide quality time to them.Kapur advices, “The ability to deal with stress can be the difference between success and failure at work. Stress is not always bad, if in comfort zone of the person it can help the individual to meet new challenges at the work place. It keeps us on the toes to prevent accidents or costly mistakes at work. But in today’s hectic world with long tiring hours, tight deadlines and increasing demands, one is left worried, uncertain and overwhelmed by the stress. “When stress exceeds our comfort zone area it stops being helpful and starts causing major damages to our mind and body, but no matter what we do for a living, how stressful our job is, there are plenty of things that can reduced overall stress level and help us regain control on the work.”Symptoms of stress at workWhen we are overwhelmed by the work, we lose confidence, become angry, irritable or withdrawn. Other signs and symptoms include: Loss of interest in work Problems sleeping Fatigue Muscle tension or headaches Stomach problems Social withdrawal Causes of excessive stress in life Eye hawk on team’s performance every time creates anxiety Fear of being laid off Fear of being super succeeded by a competent colleague Pressure to perform to meet rising expectations but without job satisfaction Politics and corruption have lowered the humanitarian ground which again brings stress and a feeling of hopelessness Pressure at work is a major cause for the occurrence of domestic violence, broken homes incompetency in relationships and parentingStress coping tipsInitiate positive relationships: Sharing our thoughts and feelings with another person can help reduce stress. The other person does not have to be a doctor or a counsellor, just needs to be a good listener. Developing friendships with co workers can also help in reducing stress Don’t stop moving: Staying at one place also leads to boredom and loss of interest. Bringing change in our environment brings change in us. When under stress take a quick break and move away from the stressful situation. It will help us, like eating small and frequent meals maintains the level of blood sugar, keeping us energetic, helping us avoid mood swingsSleep well: Sleep is like a morphine induced in the system which helps us relax rejuvenate and come back with a stronger, energetic approach to the same old problemOrganise and prioritise your work: Create a balanced schedule between work and family life. Try to be punctual, leave early for work. Planning your day will help you to reorganise the scattered and unfinished work leading to deadlinesPlan small approachable goals: Instead of having a goal which is unapproachable, inaccessible, unmanageable we should plan to have small approachable goals. This helps in retaining confidence and keeps us motivated.Take Help: If you are feeling stressful, degenerated, nervous, impatient, anxious, it’s better to take help from a counsellor to understand your symptoms and to cope with them.
Darjeeling: Three new Border Outposts (BOPs) are all set to come up at Doklam, the trijunction between India, Bhutan and China. Along with this, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) will be creating 73 BOPs in border areas throughout the country in the next calendar year.”The army guards the Doklam trijunction. There is presence of the SSB as well. The army feels that there is need for three new BOPs. At present, there is joint patrolling by the army and SSB in the Doklam area. Meetings are being held between the two forces at the highest level, to decide on the location of these 3 BOPs,” stated Shrikumar Bandopadhyay, IG, SSB. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIncidentally, during the monsoon of 2017, the Chinese and Indian troops had locked horns during a 73 day standoff in the strategically located Doklam area, which is still seen as a sensitive issue. The SSB guards both the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders. The Indo-Nepal border, guarded by the SSB on all frontiers, boasts of 105 BOPs. Out of this, the Siliguri Frontier of the SSB guards 315 km and 6 battalions are deployed on this stretch. The Indo-Bhutan border under the SSB is a 655 km stretch, with 58 BOPs. The Siliguri Frontier guards 215 km of the Indo-Bhutan border and 5 battalions are deployed there. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedApart from guarding the borders, the SSB performs a number of key duties. As the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders are open and friendly, they are highly vulnerable to human trafficking and smuggling. 10 traffickers were arrested and 19 victims were rescued by the SSB this year. The SSB had also intensified drive against smugglers and was highly successful. They recovered Indian currency, foreign currency, fake Indian currency notes, antique idols, narcotics, timber, animals and their body parts and products like venom and cattle. “Contraband worth more than Rs 61,27,29,160 was seized and 629 smugglers were apprehended this year,” stated the IG. 7 arms, along with a large quantity of ammunition and explosives were also recovered. “Since Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders are open borders, it is very difficult to fully curb smuggling. However, with help of a strong intelligence network, Siliguri Frontier has been successful in minimising it. However, we have given a clarion call to the people living in border areas, to become more proactive in guarding their own borders,” said Bandopadhyay. The SSB has installed x-ray machines and cameras in Jaigaon on the Indo-Bhutan border and at Panitanki on the Indo-Nepal border, to keep track of the movement of vehicles and people across the borders. The SSB will be celebrating its 55th Raising Day on December 20 at the Teesta Stadium, SSB Campus, Ranidanga. The day will be marked by a parade and IG Bandopadhyay will take the salute. 5 officers from the Siliguri Frontier will be receiving the Director General’s Golden Disc award and 23 will be awarded the Silver Disc.