Volero coach Terzic says Pomi ‘deserved to win’

first_imgVolero Zurich may have bowed down to Pomi Casalmaggiore in the semifinals of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, but its head coach Zoran Terzic gave his support to the Italian champions as they go into the finals against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul.“They deserved to win,” said Terzic after Volero lost in four sets, 27-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “One simple reason: They played with much more courage in service and attack. They played well defensively. They definitely deserved to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Pomi scored on 54 of its spikes, four more than Volero did, and it had 12 points off blocks, three more than the Swiss club.Volero, winner of the bronze medal in the 2015 tournament, will have to face VakifBank Istanbul in the battle-for-third match on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentPomi, meanwhile, is the defending European champions. But the team is a first-timer in the world stages and would go up against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul in the gold medal round.If Terzic could praise Pomi, he could not forget to pinpoint his team’s problem. MOST READ Pomi coach Caprara returns to WCWC finals a proud man We are young EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Volero is a team that has problems with these kinds of situations, we played very well until today,” said Terzic, whose team topped Pool B in the group stages after going 3-0. “We have to work on our volleyball and our psychology to be better for the next competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Dine or Dash? Epcot’s Food and Wine Booths (Part 3)

first_img*Beef Empanada (Pictured)*Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Puree*Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula ChimichurriTwo of the dishes, the Grilled Beef Skewer and the Roasted Verlasso Salmon, made my Ten Best Returning Items list, and I’d highly recommend them as a surf and turf meal. The beef empanada is good, but with the inclusion of a Jamacian Beef Patty at the new Islands of the Caribbean booth, this offering now seems redundant. I’d try the newer dish and skip this one as a result.Poland *Roasted Pork Lettuce Wrap with Kimchi (Pictured)*Vegan Korean BBQ with Steamed Rice and Cucumber KimchiKorean-style BBQ Beef with Steamed Rice and Cucumber KimchiI’m not sure whether it is great or not that this booth features the same dish twice–once with beef and once made vegan-friendly. Either way, my favorite of the offerings is actually the roasted pork lettuce wrap. Don’t let preconceived notions of kimchi scare you from this booth. The kimchi here is “fresh” tasting and very mild in flavor.Wine and Dine Studio *Fresh Potato Pancake with Scottish Smoked Salmon and Herb Sour Cream*The Tipsy Laird: Whiskey-soaked Cake with Lemon Cream and Toasted Oats (Pictured)Lamb Stew with Neeps and TattiesI am glad that I got a chance to try haggis last year–and I’m not heartbroken that it has been replaced with lamb stew (still with the neeps and tatties–turnips and potatoes). It may not be as traditional, but it will appeal to more people. No surprise that the Potato Pancake with Scottish Smoked Salmon is back–it’s a festival favorite. I’m a little surprised that the Tipsy Laird is back. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best dessert I had.South Korea *Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs (Pictured)*Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney*Seared Venison Loin with Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce and Kumara DumplingFun fact: The mussels dish here is the only dish that I threw away without finishing out of everything I tried at Food and Wine last year. Don’t let that scare you off it, though–I simply don’t like mussels, and this dish did nothing to change my opinion. If you like them, you’ll enjoy the dish. The other two offerings, both returning from last year, are solid offerings. They aren’t my first choice, but they are far from my last. The chutney with the Lamb Meatball isn’t horrifically spicy, so it can be enjoyed by almost everyone. For those who are curious, kumara is a type of sweet potato, and goes very nicely with the venison. Some people complain about venison being gamey at times, but the quality of the venison and the sauce take away any gamey flavor.Patagonia Barbacoa Enchilada: Corn Tortilla filled with Beef Barbacoa, covered with Oaxaca MoleTaco de Camaron: Battered Shrimp served over a Flour Tortilla with Crispy Purple Cabbage and Chipotle Mayonnaise (Pictured, but slightly changed this year)Flan de Chocolate AbuelitaAll new menu for Mexico this year, and it will take a few margaritas to help me get past the loss of the sweet corn cheesecake from the menu. On the other hand, I’m thrilled to see a mole dish on the menu. (For those who are not familiar, this is a savory and generally slightly spicy sauce made with chocolate. The flavor is really rich, and not at all like a melted Hershey’s bar–seriously.) Speaking of chocolate, the Flan de Chocolate Abuelita may surprise some people with its cinnamon flavor. The shrimp taco this year is slightly different from the version last year, but only marginally so (swapping out pico de gallo and pickled onions for purple cabbage). It was delicious last year, and I expect it to be good this year as well.Morocco Share This!Some say that bad things happen in threes, but I’m a mojito-glass-half-full kind of person. When it comes to booths at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, a review in three parts is far better than one. So it is with great irony that I start off with the booth that has the one food I will absolutely positively not be eating at Food and Wine. (Oh, and if you missed part 1 or part 2, feel free to catch up before diving into this one.)*Indicates item returning from last year.JapanGrilled Spicy Edamame tossed with Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, and Chili PowderSpicy Sushi Roll: Tuna and Salmon with Kazan Volcano SauceMarinated Shrimp sautéed with Garlic and Butter, Served Over RiceI’m very fortunate that I have outgrown many of the food allergies I had as a child, but one still causes me an anaphylaxis reaction–concentrated amounts of soy, like those found in tofu or in edamame. As a result, because I value my life, I’ll be skipping the Grilled Spicy Edamame. I know my husband will be more than willing to take one for the team and try it, as this sounds like a great snack option. I’ll likely skip the sushi roll–if I want sushi, there’s so many good options at Walt Disney World to have a seat for a full sushi meal. On the other hand, I’m excited about the shrimp dish. My only hope is that the shrimp will have the tails already removed, so I can chow down without having to juggle a knife and fork.Mexico *Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket (Pictured)Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions, and Tzatziki SauceChocolate BaklavaIn the commentary about that Hawai’i booth, I mentioned that when you’ve got a good thing, it’s smart not to mess with it. Somehow this idea did not make it to Morocco. The baklava at the Morocco pavilion has always been exceptional, whether during Food and Wine or not. The addition of the chocolate sauce seems like two great tastes that shouldn’t be put together. Seeing this made me realize just how many dishes are being prepared with chocolate this year. In a battle of chocolate dishes, the baklava would simply lose out–it doesn’t need it. Just like I gave the Greece booth a bit of ribbing about offering nachos, I have to comment about the Spicy Hummus Fries here. The description made me think “Figaro Fries, now with Moroccan Flavors”. I’m sure they’ll be good because almost anything can taste good fried. It just isn’t my first choice to represent the cuisine of Morocco. At least my ol’ Kefta Pocket standby is back. Good stuff.New Zealand *Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream (Pictured)Pork-Stuffed Cabbage in Tomato SauceGrowing up, my mom made cabbage rolls stuffed with ground beef and smothered in tomato sauce–and I hated it. Thus, it will take some pretty strong pixie dust for me to expect to enjoy the Pork-Stuffed Cabbage in Tomato Sauce. If anyone can make me like it, it’s Disney. The Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi is a returning favorite. I still wonder why Poland gets a booth every year instead of some other countries in that area, though. Maybe someone just really likes pierogi?Scotland *Trio of Artisan Cheese (Pictured)Pork Tenderloin with Cannellini Bean Ragout and Zinfandel ReductionSeared Scallop with Truffled Celery Root Puree, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild MushroomsTechnically, this booth is new because “and Dine” was added to the Wine Studio, along with two more substantial offerings beyond a cheese plate. Each sounds very luxurious, but I think that the flavors with the scallop will win out over the ragout for the pork. I enjoyed the cheese plate last year, but I’m not sure I’d buy it again. The flavors are wonderful, but you do pay a lot for those bite-size pieces of cheese.There are a few other places that get in on the Food and Wine spirit, such as Intermissions Café in the Festival Center, a lone kimchi hot dog offering at the African Outpost, and Sweet and Sour Chicken at the Refreshment Port, but these often feel like afterthoughts.So there you have it — a quick rundown of the new and returning foods at this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Are there any booths that you plan to rope drop? Any that are on your “must skip” list? Feel free to sound off in the comments.last_img read more

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Photo of the Week: 2017 Great Race Rally Race in Ypsilanti, Michigan

first_img1936 Packard 120B Convertible CoupeA sunny Thursday summer evening usually finds me birdwatching at a nearby marsh or park.But not last Thursday when I found myself parking my car on Cross Street in Depot Town and joining hundreds of people gathered to look at classic cars.“Do you know anything about the race?” I asked the woman behind me as I walked down the sidewalk in Ypsilanti, Michigan.“I sure do,” she replied. “I’m the event coordinator. Let me tell you about it!” Talk about being in the right place at the right time!Rachel introduced herself to me and kindly told me about the race before she had to return to her work.2017 Great Race Rally RaceOfficially known as the 2017 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty, The Great Race is the premier time speed endurance rally for vintage cars, any car built before 1972. The race has been held for more than 30 years (not sure I’ve missed hearing about it!).You’ll find 1916 Hudsons and 1972 Mustangs in the race; everyone joining in to enjoy the fun of a rally race.Each year the race travels a different route through the United States.The 2017 Great Race rally race made a stop in Ypsilanti, Michigan as part of its 2,300-mile journey through seven states over nine days.The race began in Jacksonville, Florida, and travels along a good part of the historic Dixie Highway before it ends in Traverse City, Michigan today, Sunday, July 2, 2017.One hundred and twenty cars started the race, but a few have dropped out. Rachel didn’t tell me how many dropped out, but I learned from reading the Day 6 news update that 115 cars are still in the race.They’re stopping at towns along the route that have car museums. People from local car groups as well as the public are invited to meet the teams and see the cars.The winners of the Great Race will take home more than $150,000, split among several classes. The Grand Champion will earn $50,000.I had a wonderful time checking out the vintage cars and chatting with the owners. It was a great to see the vehicles driving into Depot Town under the Great Race archway.Can’t wait to find out who the winners are!Here are a few more shots of the cars in the race. 1929 Ford Model A convertible 1965 red Chevrolet Corvette convertible Vehicles lined up on Cross Street in Depot Town Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Women’s March Ann ArborAlong with thousands of other men, women, and children (MLive reported 11,000 people attended), I joined the Women’s March in Ann Arbor yesterday to march in support of women’s rights, affordable health care, and civil rights. I was proud to be part of a march that joined hundreds of Women’s…In “Michigan”2011: My Year in PicturesHard to believe it’s the end of another year already. It was an amazing year, filled with many successes as well as challenges. Here’s a recap of my favorite events and activities: January 2011 Once again, the annual Plymouth Ice Festival was blessed with cold weather and incredible ice sculptures.…In “Year in review”January 2017 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio? Find out in my monthly events calendar! If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And…In “Calendar”last_img read more

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Retailer’s ORC Team Bust Thief Accused of Merchandise Theft Totaling $20,000

first_imgPolice in Forest Grove, Oregon, arrested 28-year-old Dawson Patrick February 22 on theft and computer crime charges. Police say a 3-month long investigation largely by the Organized Retail Crimes Division of Safeway, revealed Patrick was stealing merchandise from multiple Safeway and Fred Meyer stores, then reselling the merchandise.Investigators believe the value of the stolen merchandise to be in excess of $20,000.00. When he was arrested, Patrick had a number of likely stolen over the counter drugs in his possession. Dawson was taken into custody and lodged at the Washington County Jail for Theft in the First Degree (2 counts), Theft by Receiving (6 counts), Computer Crimes (1 count), and Interfering with a Police Officer (1 count).   [Source: KXL101FM News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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LPM Magpie Awards: John Tabor, Excellence in Partnerships and Community Service

first_imgThe LPM “Magpie” Awards offer a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis, recognizing the loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others that demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession.Excellence in Partnerships and Community ServiceJohn Tabor, Senior Vice President, National Retail Systems“When building business partnerships, listening and learning are the two most critical pieces,” said Tabor. “Whether it’s listening to customers’ needs, understanding our employer’s expectations, or listening to the employees themselves, there’s a lot of great talent with wonderful ideas that can lead to substantive change within an organization. Also, ongoing learning is critical. When you think there’s nothing more you can learn, that’s pretty much career suicide. Not allowing individuals at all levels of the organization to get out and network is probably one of the worst management decisions that a leader can make. It creates a glass ceiling for the employee.”- Sponsor – For those working their way up the career ladder, Tabor stresses the importance of communication. “Just about every leadership tool we end up putting in our toolbox is something we’ve learned from someone else,” he said. “Too often today we see people’s eyes buried in their cell phones. No one is talking anymore. Having the ability and humility to communicate, understand, and have compassion is essential.”That same compassion and understanding has served Tabor well in his personal life. He has served as a volunteer fireman in his hometown for more than thirty years, acting as a first responder at Ground Zero during the events of 9/11. He sits on a board working with children born with Down syndrome, recognizing those who make a difference, and providing learning tools that will help them reach their full potential. He assists with autism awareness groups, Homes for Heroes, and cancer-recovery initiatives. Most recently, he was involved in a fundraiser following a fatal New Jersey school bus crash, which took place in his hometown.“I cannot say enough about the importance of getting involved and supporting your community,” he said. “Volunteering can be a life-changing experience. I’ve always loved giving back, coaching, helping with events, and so forth. Being able to contribute gives me great pride and a sense of fulfillment like nothing else.”Nominate Your PeersThose of you working as LP practitioners witness these exceptional performances on a regular and ongoing basis, and we strongly encourage you to provide us with nominees for each of the award categories. We encourage creative nominations and want the program to cast a positive light on the many tremendous contributions of the loss prevention community. Nominations can be submitted via email to excellence [at] LPportal.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Apple’s HomeKit gets big upgrade at WWDC

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Ryan Matthew Pierson Tags:#Apple#Home Automation#HomeKit#Internet of Things#IoT The opening keynote of Apple’S WWDC highlighted several big updates to the firm’s software platforms, including its HomeKit home automation offering.OS X is being rebranded to macOS with the first release of the newly-named OS being Sierra. But, perhaps the biggest announcement came in its breakdown the upcoming iOS 10.HomeKit, Apple’s framework for home automation, was launched with iOS 8 in 2014. It allowed smart devices including lights, door locks, and window shades to be controlled with an iPhone. Product developers scrambled to get their devices HomeKit compliant, creating apps that utilized the framework to make controlling smart home devices easy.Unfortunately, this meant that if you had a smart home filled with these devices, you were likely to need a bunch of different apps to control it. Need to turn off the lights and draw the shades? You would need to switch between two different apps to do so.HomeKit now handles multiple commands at onceWith iOS 10, users will have access to a new app that ties this all together. Home enables you to not only control these various HomeKit-compliant devices from a single app, but to set up scenes that execute multiple commands simultaneously.Additionally, it brings that device control to Apple Watch and iPad. So, the producers of these devices can now focus more on creating great hardware and less on building a variety of iOS and watchOS apps to make it possible to control them.Brands like Philips have been taking advantage of HomeKit since early on and new products are being developed every day, creating a rich and competitive smart home market.This is just another step towards what Apple is hoping will be a mass adoption of smart home solutions. Electric garage door openers and thermostats being just the beginning, soon Apple hopes that everyone will be dimming lights and locking their front door from their Apple device.center_img Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…last_img read more

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Syracuse Basketball: Syracuse Commits And Their Parents Approve Of Putting Duke Gear In The Trash

first_imgJim Boeheim applauds his team.SYRACUSE, NY – FEBRUARY 22: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange applauds his team’s efforts during the game against the Duke Blue Devils on February 22, 2017 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse upsets Duke 78-75. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)Since joining the ACC, Syracuse and Duke have sparked a pretty intense rivalry. The two games in 2014 were classics, with each side taking their home game, and the undermanned 2015 Syracuse team played Duke hard at the Carrier Dome before losing definitively in Durham a few weeks later. While ‘Cuse vs. Duke is not Duke-UNC, the rivalry is budding, as evidenced by this tweet exchange between the father of 2015 Syracuse signee Tyler Lydon and 2016 Syracuse commit Matthew Moyer.Perfect spot for duke gear pic.twitter.com/KlGT8ok384— Tim Lydon (@tlydon618_tim) June 10, 2015Absolutely perfect. https://t.co/b9TsegctC1— Matthew Moyer (@matthewmoyer13) June 10, 2015We assume most Syracuse fans would agree. Duke and Syracuse will only face off once this season, at Cameron Indoor Stadium.last_img read more

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Mikmaw student says Truro teacher needs to learn his history after forgive

first_imgAngel MooreAPTN NewsTruro Junior High School in Nova Scotia is a culturally diverse school with students from town and surrounding First Nations. So when a substitute educational assistant made a remark about residential school survivors, students were shocked.“We’re reading through the textbook and the man was, the sub was telling us that as natives we need to forgive and forget what happened in the residential schools, to make our future better and he kept making comments like that,” said Jaici Syliboy, a grade seven student in the class.Students immediately reported the teacher and parents were called to meet with school officials.Jo-lene Marr, a parent who has a child in the school, said she’s impressed with how quickly the school acted and is working to combat racism.She said education is key so people can understand what Indigenous people have endured.“I was glad that when I came to the school, the gentleman was already off the premises um more so because I probably would have like to educate him myself,” said Marr.The school board said it has programs to teach educators culturally sensitivity, and to be respectful.Jennifer Rodgers of the Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education says hurtful comments are not tolerated.And boards need to react swiftly when an incident takes place.“To acknowledge the incident, to validate the student’s feelings and to restore trust and confidence and safety back in the school.Syliboy said young people need to stand up to racism, and know the true history of residential schools.“We don’t need to forgive and forget we can, we don’t need to dwell on it, but we can we don’t forget it because that’s what made us who we are and that’s what made our Elders who they are,” she said.According to the board, the substitute educational assistant is being dealt with by human resources.The board did not say what kind of discipline the teacher would face.amoore@aptn.ca@angelharksenlast_img read more

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Bobit Business Media Acquires Newport Business Media

first_imgBobit Business Media produces 24 magazines and websites and 12 industry trade shows and conferences, including Automotive Fleet, Government Fleet, Work Truck, Auto Rental News, Green Fleet, Business Fleet, Metro Magazine and School Bus Fleet. Bobit Business Media, the b-to-b media company specializing in the vehicle-fleet business, announced Tuesday that it has has acquired Newport Business Media, whose brands include Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and Newport Poster Network. Newport Business Media, based in Schaumburg, Illinois, has been family owned and operated for 60 years. “Newport has always concentrated on serving the heavy-truck industry with editorial excellence and premier marketing services,” said CEO Jim Hutchinson. “We know that Bobit will use its highly successful publishing expertise to build on those strengths.”For his part, Bobit CEO Ty Bobit called the acquisition an opportunity to move into a new but related market. “These heavy truck properties fill a void we’ve had in our fleet coverage,” Bobit said. “Now we cover ALL the fleet vehicle markets and we can build a powerful fleet database. HDT is the most recognized and honored magazine in the commercial vehicle field, and Truckinginfo.com is the number one Website in trucking. Their addition makes Bobit the largest fleet media company in the world.”Kate Miller, president of the Newport Business Media properties, will continue to lead those brands as VP/Group Publisher-Truck within the renamed Bobit FleetGroup, which is led by corporate VP, Sherb Brown. The Newport staff is expected to join Bobit.last_img read more

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An Invisible Cloak for Magnetism

first_imgThe subject of metamaterials is mad science at its finest – researchers trying to create materials with properties that don’t exist in nature, and that cannot be made with ordinary atoms. Citation: An Invisible Cloak for Magnetism (2008, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-03-invisible-cloak-magnetism.html Explore further The researchers then applied a magnetic field to the metamaterial, “pushing” the field through the gaps between the lead plates. The metamaterial showed a diamagnetic response – a weak magnetic repulsion. The strength of the repulsion depended on the ratio between the size of the lead plates and the lattice spacing. For the scientists, this connection was significant: it meant that they could tune the metamaterial’s magnetic properties. The researchers explain that the non-resonant metamaterial could have some advantages over those that consist of resonant structures and have a negative refractive index. The negative refractive index is one way to achieve optical invisibility, but it comes at the price of high loss and frequency dispersion. The researchers plan to use non-resonant metamaterials for other purposes. For instance, a design paradigm called transformation optics tells scientists what properties are needed to achieve a certain effect. Because these properties always have non-negative refractive indices, non-resonant metamaterials can provide the required properties. “Transformation optics is a way to design devices,” Wood explained. “It allows us to mimic transforming space for light, and gives us a prescription for the electromagnetic properties we need to achieve a given effect, like cloaking. However, these properties are not usually found in natural materials, and this is where metamaterials can help. They allow us to make the devices that we design using transformation optics.”More information: Magnus, F.; Wood, B.; Moore, J.; Morrison, K.; Perkins, G.; Fyson, J.; Wiltshire, M. C. K.; Caplin, D.; Cohen, L. F.; and Pendry, J. B. “A d.c. magnetic metamaterial.” Nature Materials, Vol. 7, April 2008, pp. 295-297.Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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. Light may increase magnetic memory speeds 1000 times, decrease electricity consumption Metamaterials possess nano-scale structures and special effects that can only be created in the lab, which can lead to a variety of interesting applications. For example, some metamaterials have a negative refractive index, meaning they refract incoming light waves “through” themselves rather than back to the source of the light, and act as “invisible cloaks.”Now, researchers from Imperial College London are doing something a little different with metamaterials. In a recent study published in Nature Materials, Fridrik Magnus, et al., have fabricated the first non-resonant metamaterial that operates with light waves of zero frequency. This goal is somewhat different than most studies with metamaterials, which focus on higher frequencies like microwaves and visible light. For one thing, the scientists could use the metamaterial as a building block for a magnetic invisibility cloak. Such a cloak could hide magnetism by guiding an applied magnetic field around a cloaked region.“It is already possible to protect a region of space from magnetic fields; simply surrounding it with a strongly magnetic material will do the job,” coauthor Ben Wood of Imperial College London told PhysOrg.com. “However, a magnetic cloak would go further – it would keep magnetic fields out of the inner region without disturbing the fields outside the cloak.”In the zero-frequency regime, the wavelength is very large, and magnetism and electricity become decoupled. This decoupling allows the researchers to concentrate on the magnetic properties without worrying about the electric ones when designing devices like the cloak. “When we say that ours is a zero-frequency metamaterial, we mean that it behaves as intended only at very low or zero frequency,” Wood explained. “It will interact with light at higher frequencies, but not in a useful way.”The new metamaterial consists of layers of stacked lattices, which themselves are composed of 10 x 10 arrays of thin lead plates. One of the defining properties of a metamaterial is that its lattice spacing must be smaller than the wavelength of light it interacts with. For light with zero frequency, the wavelength is large and diverges, so that this constraint is easily met. The individual lead plates in the design are 300 nanometers thick and 167 micrometers across, with the lattices spaced 100 micrometers apart. last_img read more

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