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                    [description] => Tribune. Thursday, October 14, Bernard Clerfayt, Belgian Minister in charge of animal welfare, announced to put back on the table theban on slaughter without “stunning” (ritual) in the Brussels region. We could however fear that, if nothing is done to prevent it, the ritual slaughter, already banned in the rest of Belgium and in other ... Read more
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Tribune. Thursday, October 14, Bernard Clerfayt, Belgian Minister in charge of animal welfare, announced to put back on the table theban on slaughter without “stunning” (ritual) in the Brussels region. We could however fear that, if nothing is done to prevent it, the ritual slaughter, already banned in the rest of Belgium and in other European countries, will only move towards France.

However, this practice also raises questions in a country where 85% of the French are against slaughter without “stunning” (according to an IFOP survey of 2020). Alongside major animal associations such as the SPA or the Slaughter Animal Support Work, which have been fighting ritual slaughter for decades, L214 has already denounced and documented with several surveys violence linked to ritual slaughter for halal and kosher meat.

Or, as recalled by the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2019 to justify its refusal of the European organic production label for halal meats, “Scientific studies have established that stunning is the technique which least adversely affects animal welfare at the time of slaughter”. In Europe, ritual slaughter is now banned in Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Slovenia, Iceland, Denmark and Belgium.

Gifted with conscience

Thus, it would be wrong to sum up slaughter without stunning as a religious issue. A universally shared moral intuition tells us that no one should make animals suffer unnecessarily. Today, biologists are able to say that, in all likelihood, vertebrate animals are endowed with consciousness, personality and desires of their own.

Read also Ritual slaughter: prior stunning may be imposed in the EU in the name of animal welfare

For the general public as much as for ethicist philosophers, it is consensual that consequently these animals and their feelings count for themselves, regardless of the importance given to them by such or such human according to his religion or his personal convictions. And it is this respect for others which motivates 80% of French people to ask for at least one mandatory labeling informing the consumer if the animal has been killed with or without prior desensitization.

Which animals would be labeled in this way? Much more than those stamped halal or kosher: it is difficult to estimate the share of animals slaughtered according to ritual practices but whose meat is not labeled accordingly, but the Ministry of Agriculture mentions the figure of 26% of ruminants (more than 2.5 million individuals). Beyond this aspect, slaughter without stunning is not only about misfires on the slaughter line – either tens of millions of animals per year in France, according to figures from the European Food Safety Authority -, but especially all fish.

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) [summary] => Tribune. Thursday, October 14, Bernard Clerfayt, Belgian Minister in charge of animal welfare, announced to put back on the table theban on slaughter without “stunning” (ritual) in the Brussels region. We could however fear that, if nothing is done to prevent it, the ritual slaughter, already banned in the rest of Belgium and in other ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Tribune. Thursday, October 14, Bernard Clerfayt, Belgian Minister in charge of animal welfare, announced to put back on the table theban on slaughter without “stunning” (ritual) in the Brussels region. We could however fear that, if nothing is done to prevent it, the ritual slaughter, already banned in the rest of Belgium and in other European countries, will only move towards France.

However, this practice also raises questions in a country where 85% of the French are against slaughter without “stunning” (according to an IFOP survey of 2020). Alongside major animal associations such as the SPA or the Slaughter Animal Support Work, which have been fighting ritual slaughter for decades, L214 has already denounced and documented with several surveys violence linked to ritual slaughter for halal and kosher meat.

Or, as recalled by the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2019 to justify its refusal of the European organic production label for halal meats, “Scientific studies have established that stunning is the technique which least adversely affects animal welfare at the time of slaughter”. In Europe, ritual slaughter is now banned in Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Slovenia, Iceland, Denmark and Belgium.

Gifted with conscience

Thus, it would be wrong to sum up slaughter without stunning as a religious issue. A universally shared moral intuition tells us that no one should make animals suffer unnecessarily. Today, biologists are able to say that, in all likelihood, vertebrate animals are endowed with consciousness, personality and desires of their own.

Read also Ritual slaughter: prior stunning may be imposed in the EU in the name of animal welfare

For the general public as much as for ethicist philosophers, it is consensual that consequently these animals and their feelings count for themselves, regardless of the importance given to them by such or such human according to his religion or his personal convictions. And it is this respect for others which motivates 80% of French people to ask for at least one mandatory labeling informing the consumer if the animal has been killed with or without prior desensitization.

Which animals would be labeled in this way? Much more than those stamped halal or kosher: it is difficult to estimate the share of animals slaughtered according to ritual practices but whose meat is not labeled accordingly, but the Ministry of Agriculture mentions the figure of 26% of ruminants (more than 2.5 million individuals). Beyond this aspect, slaughter without stunning is not only about misfires on the slaughter line – either tens of millions of animals per year in France, according to figures from the European Food Safety Authority -, but especially all fish.

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[date_timestamp] => 1635554875 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => Research identifies new family of marine ?megaphages? [link] => https://bofads.com/research-identifies-new-family-of-marine-megaphages/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tony Grantly ) [pubdate] => Sat, 30 Oct 2021 00:27:54 +0000 [category] => Health And Sciencefamilyidentifiesmarinemegaphages [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=648 [description] => Journal Reference: Slawomir Michniewski, Branko Rihtman, Ryan Cook, Michael A. Jones, William H. Wilson, David J. Scanlan, Andrew Millard. A new family of ?megaphages? abundant in the marine environment. ISME Communications, 2021; 1 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43705-021-00064-6 Researchers from the Universities of Leicester, Warwick, Nottingham, Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association have sequenced the largest genome ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

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  1. Slawomir Michniewski, Branko Rihtman, Ryan Cook, Michael A. Jones, William H. Wilson, David J. Scanlan, Andrew Millard. A new family of ?megaphages? abundant in the marine environment. ISME Communications, 2021; 1 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43705-021-00064-6

Researchers from the Universities of Leicester, Warwick, Nottingham, Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association have sequenced the largest genome of its type within a newly-discovered family of ocean-dwelling bacteriophages, from water in the English Channel.

Bacteriophages ? referred to in this instance as ?megaphages? due to the extreme size of their genomes ? are viruses which prey on bacteria, and are the most abundant biological entities on Earth.

Following study of the predicted function of the genes, the researchers speculate that these megaphages could potentially alter the metabolism of their as-yet-unknown host in the marine environment.

Since ocean bacteria are known to play a major role in the cycling of carbon and nitrogen ? 50% of the oxygen we breathe comes from the oceans via carbon fixation ? these newly-identified megaphages are thought to potentially play an important role in this process.

Dr Andrew Millard, Associate Professor of Bacteriophage Bioinformatics at the University of Leicester and corresponding author for the study published in ISME Communications, said:

?From our previous work on cyanophages, we know phages have important roles in biogeochemical cycling. Finding these very large genomes with auxiliary metabolic genes, further highlights how phages may impact biogeochemical cycles.

?To understand the role of these megaphages, we now need to culture them to study them further.?

Researchers studied these new bacteriophages using a combination of Illumina and MinION sequencing. While the majority of known phages contain genomes smaller than 200 kb, one of these megaphages ? dubbed Mar_Mega_1 ? showed a genome of more than 650 kb in length, making it one of the largest phage genomes assembled to date. The largest known megaphage genome is 735 kb in length.

Using phylogenetic and genomic analyses, researchers showed Mar_Mega_1 is distantly related to other megaphages previously found in the guts of humans, and based on current standards, represents a new family of phages in the marine environment.

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Research identifies new family of marine ?megaphages?

) [summary] => Journal Reference: Slawomir Michniewski, Branko Rihtman, Ryan Cook, Michael A. Jones, William H. Wilson, David J. Scanlan, Andrew Millard. A new family of ?megaphages? abundant in the marine environment. ISME Communications, 2021; 1 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43705-021-00064-6 Researchers from the Universities of Leicester, Warwick, Nottingham, Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association have sequenced the largest genome ... Read more [atom_content] =>

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  1. Slawomir Michniewski, Branko Rihtman, Ryan Cook, Michael A. Jones, William H. Wilson, David J. Scanlan, Andrew Millard. A new family of ?megaphages? abundant in the marine environment. ISME Communications, 2021; 1 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43705-021-00064-6

Researchers from the Universities of Leicester, Warwick, Nottingham, Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association have sequenced the largest genome of its type within a newly-discovered family of ocean-dwelling bacteriophages, from water in the English Channel.

Bacteriophages ? referred to in this instance as ?megaphages? due to the extreme size of their genomes ? are viruses which prey on bacteria, and are the most abundant biological entities on Earth.

Following study of the predicted function of the genes, the researchers speculate that these megaphages could potentially alter the metabolism of their as-yet-unknown host in the marine environment.

Since ocean bacteria are known to play a major role in the cycling of carbon and nitrogen ? 50% of the oxygen we breathe comes from the oceans via carbon fixation ? these newly-identified megaphages are thought to potentially play an important role in this process.

Dr Andrew Millard, Associate Professor of Bacteriophage Bioinformatics at the University of Leicester and corresponding author for the study published in ISME Communications, said:

?From our previous work on cyanophages, we know phages have important roles in biogeochemical cycling. Finding these very large genomes with auxiliary metabolic genes, further highlights how phages may impact biogeochemical cycles.

?To understand the role of these megaphages, we now need to culture them to study them further.?

Researchers studied these new bacteriophages using a combination of Illumina and MinION sequencing. While the majority of known phages contain genomes smaller than 200 kb, one of these megaphages ? dubbed Mar_Mega_1 ? showed a genome of more than 650 kb in length, making it one of the largest phage genomes assembled to date. The largest known megaphage genome is 735 kb in length.

Using phylogenetic and genomic analyses, researchers showed Mar_Mega_1 is distantly related to other megaphages previously found in the guts of humans, and based on current standards, represents a new family of phages in the marine environment.

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Research identifies new family of marine ?megaphages?

[date_timestamp] => 1635553674 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister: ?leaders must hear what activists have to say? on climate [link] => https://bofads.com/nicola-sturgeon-scottish-first-minister-leaders-must-hear-what-activists-have-to-say-on-climate/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Paula Hooper ) [pubdate] => Sat, 30 Oct 2021 00:26:53 +0000 [category] => World NewsactivistsclimatehearleadersministerNicolaScottishSturgeon [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=645 [description] => Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on October 28, 2021. JANE BARLOW / AFP Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Prime Minister, is not the formal host of COP26, which opens Sunday October 31 in Glasgow – it is the UK government. But her voice will count during the fortnight of this ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Prime Minister, is not the formal host of COP26, which opens Sunday October 31 in Glasgow – it is the UK government. But her voice will count during the fortnight of this crucial summit for the future of the planet: the leader, longtime MP for the economic capital of Scotland and leader of the Scottish Independence Party (SNP), has set herself a very ambitious environmental program within the framework of a coalition with the Greens (with a carbon neutrality objective from 2045). She agreed to answer questions from several European newspapers, including The world.

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Prices of stratospheric accommodation, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus: criticism has multiplied regarding the organization of the summit, with NGOs even demanding that it be postponed to allow delegates from developing countries, with restricted access to vaccines, to to participate. “Glasgow is ready, answers Mme Sturgeon. The town hall is helping those who have not yet found accommodation as much as possible and the Scottish government is trying to bridge the gap between developing and rich countries, leaders and young activists. I will receive representatives of indigenous peoples on Saturday October 30 and formally opened the youth conference on October 29. “

Neither the Pope nor Queen Elizabeth II will make the trip to Scotland. Presidents Putin and Xi Jinping will also be missed. “The absence of the queen is disappointing but everyone understands that she needs a rest [elle a 95 ans]. As for the other leaders, let’s focus on those who will be present, a hundred of them will converge on Glasgow, in particular President Joe Biden. “

Thousands of activists plan to step up actions on the spot. “I passionately believe in the right to demonstrate peacefully”, insists the Prime Minister, who forged her independence convictions by protesting, in the 1980s, against the bases of British nuclear submarines. ?Leaders need to hear what activists have to say. Because they are not yet doing enough to limit global warming. It is essential that at the end of this COP26, a 1.5 ° C rise in temperatures is maintained. “

Scotland must “build a green alternative”

Quick to criticize Boris Johnson’s Tory government, Mme Sturgeon put some of his reserves on hold during the summit. “Our collaboration within the framework of the climate summit was good and I have no intention of letting politics interfere with COP26: I will do everything possible to make it a success”, assure Mme Sturgeon. The carbon neutrality strategy published by Downing Street in mid-October is however considered too vague by many NGOs: “His level of ambition is welcome”, reacts Mme Sturgeon. ?Scotland has set itself carbon neutrality by 2045, because we believe we can go faster [que le Royaume-Uni dans son ensemble, qui reste sur 2050], because of the extent of our forests and peatlands. “

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) [summary] => Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on October 28, 2021. JANE BARLOW / AFP Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Prime Minister, is not the formal host of COP26, which opens Sunday October 31 in Glasgow – it is the UK government. But her voice will count during the fortnight of this ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Prime Minister, is not the formal host of COP26, which opens Sunday October 31 in Glasgow – it is the UK government. But her voice will count during the fortnight of this crucial summit for the future of the planet: the leader, longtime MP for the economic capital of Scotland and leader of the Scottish Independence Party (SNP), has set herself a very ambitious environmental program within the framework of a coalition with the Greens (with a carbon neutrality objective from 2045). She agreed to answer questions from several European newspapers, including The world.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers In Scotland, the unprecedented alliance of separatists and the Greens

Prices of stratospheric accommodation, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus: criticism has multiplied regarding the organization of the summit, with NGOs even demanding that it be postponed to allow delegates from developing countries, with restricted access to vaccines, to to participate. “Glasgow is ready, answers Mme Sturgeon. The town hall is helping those who have not yet found accommodation as much as possible and the Scottish government is trying to bridge the gap between developing and rich countries, leaders and young activists. I will receive representatives of indigenous peoples on Saturday October 30 and formally opened the youth conference on October 29. “

Neither the Pope nor Queen Elizabeth II will make the trip to Scotland. Presidents Putin and Xi Jinping will also be missed. “The absence of the queen is disappointing but everyone understands that she needs a rest [elle a 95 ans]. As for the other leaders, let’s focus on those who will be present, a hundred of them will converge on Glasgow, in particular President Joe Biden. “

Thousands of activists plan to step up actions on the spot. “I passionately believe in the right to demonstrate peacefully”, insists the Prime Minister, who forged her independence convictions by protesting, in the 1980s, against the bases of British nuclear submarines. ?Leaders need to hear what activists have to say. Because they are not yet doing enough to limit global warming. It is essential that at the end of this COP26, a 1.5 ° C rise in temperatures is maintained. “

Scotland must “build a green alternative”

Quick to criticize Boris Johnson’s Tory government, Mme Sturgeon put some of his reserves on hold during the summit. “Our collaboration within the framework of the climate summit was good and I have no intention of letting politics interfere with COP26: I will do everything possible to make it a success”, assure Mme Sturgeon. The carbon neutrality strategy published by Downing Street in mid-October is however considered too vague by many NGOs: “His level of ambition is welcome”, reacts Mme Sturgeon. ?Scotland has set itself carbon neutrality by 2045, because we believe we can go faster [que le Royaume-Uni dans son ensemble, qui reste sur 2050], because of the extent of our forests and peatlands. “

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[date_timestamp] => 1635553613 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => Sony?s new neck speaker combines work with Dolby Atmos fun [link] => https://bofads.com/sonys-new-neck-speaker-combines-work-with-dolby-atmos-fun/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => David Lonit ) [pubdate] => Sat, 30 Oct 2021 00:11:47 +0000 [category] => GadgetsAtmoscombinesDolbyfunneckSonysspeaker [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=642 [description] => The SRS-NB10 neckband speaker that Sony introduced at the beginning of the summer, with its integrated microphone, was mainly intended for (more freedom of movement during) virtual meetings. Big brother SRS-NS7 literally adds a few dimensions to this: Dolby Atmos sound for a very space-saving cinema experience. To start with, the SRS-NS7 still has the ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The SRS-NB10 neckband speaker that Sony introduced at the beginning of the summer, with its integrated microphone, was mainly intended for (more freedom of movement during) virtual meetings. Big brother SRS-NS7 literally adds a few dimensions to this: Dolby Atmos sound for a very space-saving cinema experience.

To start with, the SRS-NS7 still has the hands-free chat and calling functions of the earlier model, which, by the way, remains commercially available. This way you are no longer glued to the computer during an online meeting, but you can get a cup of coffee without missing a single word. The SRS-NS7 features echo cancellation, and also offers multi-point connection, to connect two devices at the same time, such as your smartphone and laptop. You could already read more about such gadgets in our review of the SRS-NB10. Here we are mainly going to talk about the fun factor of the newcomer. After all, the bow cannot always be tense.

Helicopter Effect

What makes the SRS-NS7 especially special is the support for virtual Dolby Atmos. That is the kind of sound where, in a cinema, you really hear the helicopters flying above your head (see also the box to this article). Until recently, you needed very expensive equipment for the same effect in the living room. Soundbars with Dolby Atmos have changed that in recent years, and although Sony’s neckband with 300 euros is not immediately cheaper, it undeniably makes the Dolby Atmos experience in your home a lot more compact.

Small side note: to enjoy that Dolby Atmos experience, a Sony Bravia XR television is required. Another necessary gem is the wireless WLA-NS7 transmitter, but the manufacturer provides it neatly (although the device is also available separately, for other headphones that support Atmos now and in the future). This transmitter is connected to the TV via an optical and USB cable. Then the SRS-NS7 is connected via Bluetooth.

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For a personalized experience, the user can use the 360 ??Spatial Sound Personalizer. This is a special app that takes pictures of the ear cups via the camera of your smartphone to ‘deduce unique hearing characteristics’. Sony has also been using that technology for some time with other headphones from the brand, such as the WF-1000XM4 in-ear noise-cancelling in-ears.

In addition to Dolby Atmos content on a TV, the SRS-NS7 also supports 360 Reality Audio. The music sounds ‘as the artist intended’ via the highest available resolutions, which are offered by streaming services such as Amazon Music HD, Deezer and TIDAL.

Autonomy and price

According to Sony, the SRS-NS7 offers twelve hours of listening pleasure with normal use and five hours at the maximum level. If the battery unexpectedly runs out, a quick charge of ten minutes is enough to continue listening for another hour.

Finally, the target price: the SRS-NB10 neckband speaker changes owner for 300 euros. That includes the WLA-NS7 transmitter, which is also available separately for 59.99 euros.

What is and does Dolby Atmos do?

The great asset of a home cinema system with Dolby Atmos is that you as a viewer are completely immersed in the film and the action. This is in contrast to classic 5.1 or 7.1 setups, which really just form a ‘horizontal ring’ of sound: the audio comes from the left, right, front and back, through channels predefined by the sound designer (think to a lightning strike or slamming door on the rear left speaker).

With Dolby Atmos, a 3D space is created, a so-called ‘sound bubble’, in which each sound can be given a specific place – in height and depth. In a cinema extra loudspeakers are mounted in the ceiling for this purpose. With a soundbar such as the Sonos Arc or neckband such as this Sony SRS-NS7, that is no longer necessary.

To start with, the SRS-NS7 still has the hands-free chat and calling functions of the earlier model, which, incidentally, remains commercially available. This way you are no longer glued to the computer during an online meeting, but you can get a cup of coffee without missing a single word. The SRS-NS7 features echo cancellation, and also offers multi-point connection, to connect two devices at the same time, such as your smartphone and laptop. You could already read more about such gadgets in our review of the SRS-NB10. Here we are mainly going to talk about the fun factor of the newcomer. After all, the arc cannot always be tense. What makes the SRS-NS7 especially special is the support of virtual Dolby Atmos. That is the kind of sound where, in a cinema, you really hear the helicopters flying above your head (see also the box to this article). Until recently, you needed very expensive equipment for the same effect in the living room. Soundbars with Dolby Atmos have changed that in recent years, and although Sony’s neckband is not immediately cheaper at 300 euros, it undeniably makes the Dolby Atmos experience in your home a lot more compact. To enjoy it, a Sony Bravia XR television is required. Another necessary gem is the wireless WLA-NS7 transmitter, but the manufacturer provides it neatly (although the device is also available separately, for other headphones that support Atmos now and in the future). This transmitter is connected to the TV via an optical and USB cable. Then the SRS-NS7 is connected via Bluetooth. For a personalized experience, the user can use the 360 ??Spatial Sound Personalizer. This is a special app that takes pictures of the ear cups via the camera of your smartphone to ‘deduce unique hearing characteristics’. Sony has also been using that technology for a while with other headphones of the brand, such as the WF-1000XM4 in-ears with noise reduction. In addition to Dolby Atmos content on a TV, the SRS-NS7 also supports 360 Reality Audio. The music sounds ‘as the artist intended’ via the highest available resolutions, which are offered by streaming services such as Amazon Music HD, Deezer and TIDAL. The SRS-NS7 offers twelve hours of listening pleasure with normal use and five hours on the maximum level. If the battery unexpectedly runs out, a quick charge of ten minutes is enough to continue listening for another hour. Finally, the target price: the SRS-NB10 neckband speaker changes owner for 300 euros. That includes the WLA-NS7 transmitter, which is also available separately for 59.99 euros.

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Sony’s new neck speaker combines work with Dolby Atmos fun

) [summary] => The SRS-NB10 neckband speaker that Sony introduced at the beginning of the summer, with its integrated microphone, was mainly intended for (more freedom of movement during) virtual meetings. Big brother SRS-NS7 literally adds a few dimensions to this: Dolby Atmos sound for a very space-saving cinema experience. To start with, the SRS-NS7 still has the ... Read more [atom_content] =>

The SRS-NB10 neckband speaker that Sony introduced at the beginning of the summer, with its integrated microphone, was mainly intended for (more freedom of movement during) virtual meetings. Big brother SRS-NS7 literally adds a few dimensions to this: Dolby Atmos sound for a very space-saving cinema experience.

To start with, the SRS-NS7 still has the hands-free chat and calling functions of the earlier model, which, by the way, remains commercially available. This way you are no longer glued to the computer during an online meeting, but you can get a cup of coffee without missing a single word. The SRS-NS7 features echo cancellation, and also offers multi-point connection, to connect two devices at the same time, such as your smartphone and laptop. You could already read more about such gadgets in our review of the SRS-NB10. Here we are mainly going to talk about the fun factor of the newcomer. After all, the bow cannot always be tense.

Helicopter Effect

What makes the SRS-NS7 especially special is the support for virtual Dolby Atmos. That is the kind of sound where, in a cinema, you really hear the helicopters flying above your head (see also the box to this article). Until recently, you needed very expensive equipment for the same effect in the living room. Soundbars with Dolby Atmos have changed that in recent years, and although Sony’s neckband with 300 euros is not immediately cheaper, it undeniably makes the Dolby Atmos experience in your home a lot more compact.

Small side note: to enjoy that Dolby Atmos experience, a Sony Bravia XR television is required. Another necessary gem is the wireless WLA-NS7 transmitter, but the manufacturer provides it neatly (although the device is also available separately, for other headphones that support Atmos now and in the future). This transmitter is connected to the TV via an optical and USB cable. Then the SRS-NS7 is connected via Bluetooth.

Photos of your auricles

For a personalized experience, the user can use the 360 ??Spatial Sound Personalizer. This is a special app that takes pictures of the ear cups via the camera of your smartphone to ‘deduce unique hearing characteristics’. Sony has also been using that technology for some time with other headphones from the brand, such as the WF-1000XM4 in-ear noise-cancelling in-ears.

In addition to Dolby Atmos content on a TV, the SRS-NS7 also supports 360 Reality Audio. The music sounds ‘as the artist intended’ via the highest available resolutions, which are offered by streaming services such as Amazon Music HD, Deezer and TIDAL.

Autonomy and price

According to Sony, the SRS-NS7 offers twelve hours of listening pleasure with normal use and five hours at the maximum level. If the battery unexpectedly runs out, a quick charge of ten minutes is enough to continue listening for another hour.

Finally, the target price: the SRS-NB10 neckband speaker changes owner for 300 euros. That includes the WLA-NS7 transmitter, which is also available separately for 59.99 euros.

What is and does Dolby Atmos do?

The great asset of a home cinema system with Dolby Atmos is that you as a viewer are completely immersed in the film and the action. This is in contrast to classic 5.1 or 7.1 setups, which really just form a ‘horizontal ring’ of sound: the audio comes from the left, right, front and back, through channels predefined by the sound designer (think to a lightning strike or slamming door on the rear left speaker).

With Dolby Atmos, a 3D space is created, a so-called ‘sound bubble’, in which each sound can be given a specific place – in height and depth. In a cinema extra loudspeakers are mounted in the ceiling for this purpose. With a soundbar such as the Sonos Arc or neckband such as this Sony SRS-NS7, that is no longer necessary.

To start with, the SRS-NS7 still has the hands-free chat and calling functions of the earlier model, which, incidentally, remains commercially available. This way you are no longer glued to the computer during an online meeting, but you can get a cup of coffee without missing a single word. The SRS-NS7 features echo cancellation, and also offers multi-point connection, to connect two devices at the same time, such as your smartphone and laptop. You could already read more about such gadgets in our review of the SRS-NB10. Here we are mainly going to talk about the fun factor of the newcomer. After all, the arc cannot always be tense. What makes the SRS-NS7 especially special is the support of virtual Dolby Atmos. That is the kind of sound where, in a cinema, you really hear the helicopters flying above your head (see also the box to this article). Until recently, you needed very expensive equipment for the same effect in the living room. Soundbars with Dolby Atmos have changed that in recent years, and although Sony’s neckband is not immediately cheaper at 300 euros, it undeniably makes the Dolby Atmos experience in your home a lot more compact. To enjoy it, a Sony Bravia XR television is required. Another necessary gem is the wireless WLA-NS7 transmitter, but the manufacturer provides it neatly (although the device is also available separately, for other headphones that support Atmos now and in the future). This transmitter is connected to the TV via an optical and USB cable. Then the SRS-NS7 is connected via Bluetooth. For a personalized experience, the user can use the 360 ??Spatial Sound Personalizer. This is a special app that takes pictures of the ear cups via the camera of your smartphone to ‘deduce unique hearing characteristics’. Sony has also been using that technology for a while with other headphones of the brand, such as the WF-1000XM4 in-ears with noise reduction. In addition to Dolby Atmos content on a TV, the SRS-NS7 also supports 360 Reality Audio. The music sounds ‘as the artist intended’ via the highest available resolutions, which are offered by streaming services such as Amazon Music HD, Deezer and TIDAL. The SRS-NS7 offers twelve hours of listening pleasure with normal use and five hours on the maximum level. If the battery unexpectedly runs out, a quick charge of ten minutes is enough to continue listening for another hour. Finally, the target price: the SRS-NB10 neckband speaker changes owner for 300 euros. That includes the WLA-NS7 transmitter, which is also available separately for 59.99 euros.

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[date_timestamp] => 1635552707 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => ?Treasures of the Museum?: the funeral garlands of Ramses II, found by chance in an old box after twenty-eight years of oblivion [link] => https://bofads.com/treasures-of-the-museum-the-funeral-garlands-of-ramses-ii-found-by-chance-in-an-old-box-after-twenty-eight-years-of-oblivion/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Paula Hooper ) [pubdate] => Sat, 30 Oct 2021 00:06:44 +0000 [category] => SciencesboxchancefuneralgarlandsMuseumoblivionRamsesTreasurestwentyeight [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=639 [description] => Garland of Ramses II. Nymphaea caerula Sav. Deir el-Bahari, Valley of the Kings (Egypt), 1224 BC. AD; 1883 (herbarium). GILLES MERMET / MNHN ?Treasures of the Museum? (5/6). It’s a little note written on old cardboard: ?I found this herbarium in the attic in October 1964. J.-C. Jolinon. ” The signatory, Jean-Claude Jolinon, would later ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

?Treasures of the Museum? (5/6). It’s a little note written on old cardboard: ?I found this herbarium in the attic in October 1964. J.-C. Jolinon. ” The signatory, Jean-Claude Jolinon, would later become responsible for the botanical collections at the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN). What he had unearthed in the fall of 1964, under a jumble of papers, appeared in the most modest form: half a dozen boards, no more, on which hung faded flowers in faded colors. Which had been patient since the interwar period on the top floor of the botany building, along rue Buffon, in Paris. They had waited so long that a few decades more or less didn’t matter to them. Forgotten. Nothing less than the oldest dried flowers in the world. Nothing less than the funeral garlands of Ramses II.

The name is dreaming. Like Tutankhamun and Cleopatra, it projects those who read it on the banks of the ancient Nile. When we ask the Egyptologist Hélène Guichard, curator of heritage at the Louvre Museum, to situate the character in a few words, we know the thankless exercise: “He is also called Ramses the Great, she begins. He has the longest reign in the history of the Pharaonic dynasties, from 1279 to 1213 BC. AD He died at a very advanced age, 92 or 93, which made him a great old man for the time. This longevity has contributed to his notoriety and reputation, as has the fact that he is a conqueror. He leads many campaigns of geographic expansion: he conquers and stabilizes a good part of Nubia in the south, and also launches against the Hittites, in the north. After several campaigns, he established a peace treaty with them. “

To this image of a great warrior is superimposed that of“A phenomenal builder”, continues Hélène Guichard. ?You cannot take a step in Egypt without stumbling upon a monument built, fitted out or decorated by Ramses II. He builds many temples dedicated to the gods but also to his own glory. He finishes the temple of Abydos started by his father Séti Iis, as well as the great hypostyle hall of the temple of Karnak. The list is long but we can also mention its funerary temple, the Ramesseum, and the great temple of Abu Simbel. “

Read also “Egypt: the temples saved from the Nile”, story of a pharaonic heritage rescue

When Ramses II died more than thirty-two centuries ago, his mummy found its place in the Valley of the Kings, in the tomb that the Pharaoh himself had prepared during his lifetime. But even though we were the greatest ruler of Egypt, that does not stop the burial plunderers. To save the mummy, the priests of Amun move it a first time, then a second – probably in XIe century BC – in a hiding place at the site of Deir El-Bahari, not far from the Valley of the Kings. Other pharaohs moved on this occasion, then silence and oblivion enveloped the remains of Ramses II and his colleagues.

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) [summary] => Garland of Ramses II. Nymphaea caerula Sav. Deir el-Bahari, Valley of the Kings (Egypt), 1224 BC. AD; 1883 (herbarium). GILLES MERMET / MNHN ?Treasures of the Museum? (5/6). It’s a little note written on old cardboard: ?I found this herbarium in the attic in October 1964. J.-C. Jolinon. ” The signatory, Jean-Claude Jolinon, would later ... Read more [atom_content] =>

?Treasures of the Museum? (5/6). It’s a little note written on old cardboard: ?I found this herbarium in the attic in October 1964. J.-C. Jolinon. ” The signatory, Jean-Claude Jolinon, would later become responsible for the botanical collections at the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN). What he had unearthed in the fall of 1964, under a jumble of papers, appeared in the most modest form: half a dozen boards, no more, on which hung faded flowers in faded colors. Which had been patient since the interwar period on the top floor of the botany building, along rue Buffon, in Paris. They had waited so long that a few decades more or less didn’t matter to them. Forgotten. Nothing less than the oldest dried flowers in the world. Nothing less than the funeral garlands of Ramses II.

The name is dreaming. Like Tutankhamun and Cleopatra, it projects those who read it on the banks of the ancient Nile. When we ask the Egyptologist Hélène Guichard, curator of heritage at the Louvre Museum, to situate the character in a few words, we know the thankless exercise: “He is also called Ramses the Great, she begins. He has the longest reign in the history of the Pharaonic dynasties, from 1279 to 1213 BC. AD He died at a very advanced age, 92 or 93, which made him a great old man for the time. This longevity has contributed to his notoriety and reputation, as has the fact that he is a conqueror. He leads many campaigns of geographic expansion: he conquers and stabilizes a good part of Nubia in the south, and also launches against the Hittites, in the north. After several campaigns, he established a peace treaty with them. “

To this image of a great warrior is superimposed that of“A phenomenal builder”, continues Hélène Guichard. ?You cannot take a step in Egypt without stumbling upon a monument built, fitted out or decorated by Ramses II. He builds many temples dedicated to the gods but also to his own glory. He finishes the temple of Abydos started by his father Séti Iis, as well as the great hypostyle hall of the temple of Karnak. The list is long but we can also mention its funerary temple, the Ramesseum, and the great temple of Abu Simbel. “

Read also “Egypt: the temples saved from the Nile”, story of a pharaonic heritage rescue

When Ramses II died more than thirty-two centuries ago, his mummy found its place in the Valley of the Kings, in the tomb that the Pharaoh himself had prepared during his lifetime. But even though we were the greatest ruler of Egypt, that does not stop the burial plunderers. To save the mummy, the priests of Amun move it a first time, then a second – probably in XIe century BC – in a hiding place at the site of Deir El-Bahari, not far from the Valley of the Kings. Other pharaohs moved on this occasion, then silence and oblivion enveloped the remains of Ramses II and his colleagues.

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[date_timestamp] => 1635552404 ) [5] => Array ( [title] => ELA, the Basque union which has placed ecological transition at the heart of its strategy [link] => https://bofads.com/ela-the-basque-union-which-has-placed-ecological-transition-at-the-heart-of-its-strategy/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Paula Hooper ) [pubdate] => Fri, 29 Oct 2021 23:53:58 +0000 [category] => PlanetBasqueecologicalELAheartstrategytransitionUnion [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=636 [description] => ELA executives Mitxel Lakuntza (right) and Leire Txakartegi, in San Sebastian (Spanish Basque Country), October 12, 2021. JUAN HERRERO / EFE Radically transform the production model in the face of the climate emergency. From its point 2 (out of thirty-six), in the orientation resolution which will be voted by the 750 delegates of its next ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Radically transform the production model in the face of the climate emergency. From its point 2 (out of thirty-six), in the orientation resolution which will be voted by the 750 delegates of its next congress, which will be held in Bilbao, on November 24 and 25, the union Euskal Langileen Alkartasuna (Solidarity of workers and Basque workers – ELA) addresses the issue of ecological transition.

It is therefore a priority for the Basque union, which is moving forward “The need for a change in the production, distribution and consumption system to meet the need to decrease the use of resources”. This transformation of the union in favor of a “Social, ecological, democratic and feminist transformation” it’s nothing new. It is not insignificant for ELA, which is the largest union in the Basque Country, with 36.08% of the delegates, before the Workers’ Commissions (19.95%), LAB (Langile Abertzaleen Batzordeak, Committee of Basque Patriotic Workers), another Basque union in the nationalist movement (19.29%), and the General Union of Workers (reputed to be close to the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, the PSOE), at 14.17%? ELA claimed 100,925 activists up to date with contributions in August 2021, a significant number compared to the million workers in the Basque Country.

Read also In the Basque Country, a post-growth “ecosystem” is being set up

In this region, marked by its mining, steel and naval past, and where industry (energy, transport, etc.) remains important, ELA does not seem to be suffering from its ecological commitment. “It is difficult to know if our environmental position gives us votes or causes us to lose them, underlines Mitxel Lakuntza, the current secretary general, aged 45 – and candidate for a new mandate. But we cannot propose our project of society to the workers without integrating this essential question. “

“A global critique of the system”

However, the environmental issue is not always the main element put forward by the union. Wednesday October 20, at the exit of the company ATP Aero (1,200 employees), which manufactures turbines for Rolls-Royce aircraft engines, near Bilbao airport, Mickael Carrero, 46, assures us that it is up to the company to think about the transformation of the sector. ?It’s not for the union to do it. He must focus on our working conditions. ”

Gaizka Aldazabal, ELA union representative – who has eleven of the company’s twenty-three representatives – confirms this. ?There are layoffs, and what workers expect from us is that we stand up for them. And ELA appears as the independent union, honest and proposing a global criticism of the system ?, says this 42-year-old trade unionist.

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) [summary] => ELA executives Mitxel Lakuntza (right) and Leire Txakartegi, in San Sebastian (Spanish Basque Country), October 12, 2021. JUAN HERRERO / EFE Radically transform the production model in the face of the climate emergency. From its point 2 (out of thirty-six), in the orientation resolution which will be voted by the 750 delegates of its next ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Radically transform the production model in the face of the climate emergency. From its point 2 (out of thirty-six), in the orientation resolution which will be voted by the 750 delegates of its next congress, which will be held in Bilbao, on November 24 and 25, the union Euskal Langileen Alkartasuna (Solidarity of workers and Basque workers – ELA) addresses the issue of ecological transition.

It is therefore a priority for the Basque union, which is moving forward “The need for a change in the production, distribution and consumption system to meet the need to decrease the use of resources”. This transformation of the union in favor of a “Social, ecological, democratic and feminist transformation” it’s nothing new. It is not insignificant for ELA, which is the largest union in the Basque Country, with 36.08% of the delegates, before the Workers’ Commissions (19.95%), LAB (Langile Abertzaleen Batzordeak, Committee of Basque Patriotic Workers), another Basque union in the nationalist movement (19.29%), and the General Union of Workers (reputed to be close to the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, the PSOE), at 14.17%? ELA claimed 100,925 activists up to date with contributions in August 2021, a significant number compared to the million workers in the Basque Country.

Read also In the Basque Country, a post-growth “ecosystem” is being set up

In this region, marked by its mining, steel and naval past, and where industry (energy, transport, etc.) remains important, ELA does not seem to be suffering from its ecological commitment. “It is difficult to know if our environmental position gives us votes or causes us to lose them, underlines Mitxel Lakuntza, the current secretary general, aged 45 – and candidate for a new mandate. But we cannot propose our project of society to the workers without integrating this essential question. “

“A global critique of the system”

However, the environmental issue is not always the main element put forward by the union. Wednesday October 20, at the exit of the company ATP Aero (1,200 employees), which manufactures turbines for Rolls-Royce aircraft engines, near Bilbao airport, Mickael Carrero, 46, assures us that it is up to the company to think about the transformation of the sector. ?It’s not for the union to do it. He must focus on our working conditions. ”

Gaizka Aldazabal, ELA union representative – who has eleven of the company’s twenty-three representatives – confirms this. ?There are layoffs, and what workers expect from us is that we stand up for them. And ELA appears as the independent union, honest and proposing a global criticism of the system ?, says this 42-year-old trade unionist.

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[date_timestamp] => 1635551638 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => Ascent without rush [link] => https://bofads.com/ascent-without-rush/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tim Hall ) [pubdate] => Fri, 29 Oct 2021 23:53:21 +0000 [category] => SportAscentrush [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=633 [description] => Basketball players from Alba Berlin – Ascent without rush Image: Philipp Sommer 10/29/21 | 9:10 am Two years ago, Alba Berlin announced that the women in the association should become more visible. It will probably take a while until promotion to the women’s Bundesliga. But that plays a rather subordinate role for Alba Berlin. By ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Basketball players from Alba Berlin

Ascent without rush

Two years ago, Alba Berlin announced that the women in the association should become more visible. It will probably take a while until promotion to the women’s Bundesliga. But that plays a rather subordinate role for Alba Berlin. By Lynn Kraemer

When basketball is talked about in Germany, it is mostly about the BBL, the men’s basketball league. When people talk about basketball in Berlin, they mostly talk about Alba Berlin and the professionals around Maodo Lo and Luke Sikma. Another team and league go under. Because Alba Berlin also has a team that plays in the 2nd DBBL Nord, the second women’s basketball league. The players are called Lucy Reuss, Lena Gohlisch and Valeria Aleksieva. The Berlin club wants them to be known too.

No entertainment during breaks

Deeper appreciation

On the one hand, there are very obvious changes, such as the Alba website, with individual overview pages for the men and women, regular match reports or a separate clothing line for the female athletes. But there are also internal team events with both professional teams, a dedicated team doctor and professional team photos. “I can remember that at the very beginning, when I played for Alba, the women even had to pay the membership fees,” says Lucy Reuss. The players now have contracts or receive allowances.

But Reuss cannot earn her living with it. She is studying law in her seventh semester. The 24-year-old also works seven to ten hours a week in a law firm: “For me this is a triple burden of work, university and sport Professional athlete. ” But the money is not the big motivation for them: “We come because we want to gamble.” At the same time, she wants to be a role model for the young girls: In her and other players they could see how high-quality basketball and a degree can work together.

No spontaneous rain of money from the BBL

Theoretically, Alba Berlin could pump a lot of money into the women’s team from one season to the next and buy into the top division with top players. An even bigger figurehead in basketball Germany. But the club doesn’t want that. “We don’t just want to use the money that we generate with the BBL pros. We don’t want a women’s team with a big budget,” says sports director Himar Ojeda. Instead, the team should be built up sustainably.

In contrast to football, there is little overlap in the first and second division between the professional basketball teams of women and men and the clubs behind them. Alba Berlin is almost a bit out of line. The BBL clubs should not try to displace the existing clubs with their own women’s teams, but rather to strengthen women’s basketball, says Himar Ojeda: “We all have to work together as a society and create more awareness for women’s teams and women’s sport.” The DBBL must grow on its own.

Getting more girls excited about basketball

“We want to create more opportunities for the girls and get more girls into the club,” says Ojeda. The big goal is to expand basketball at Berlin schools and to have girls ‘teams in every age category: “We believe that there is always more space for girls’ teams and that we can create a large base so that girls can play basketball.” In the long term, more girls would switch to the professional team.

The women should play in the first division in the future. Alba Berlin has waived a fixed schedule. The club wants to deserve to play there. “We’re not where we expected, but that’s because of the pandemic that has slowed everything down,” says Himar Ojeda. The game was paused last season. “I’m happy because we managed to integrate many of the juniors into the first team,” said the sporting director. For Alba player Lucy Reuss, the focus is on “that we first get the best out of the team ourselves.”

Soon also in front of an audience, which is currently not allowed in the hall: “We have already been asked a lot by the young players when they can watch us.” The interplay between female role models and young female players should ultimately grow in the long term.

Broadcast: rbb UM6, October 28, 2021, 6 p.m.

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Ascent without rush

) [summary] => Basketball players from Alba Berlin – Ascent without rush Image: Philipp Sommer 10/29/21 | 9:10 am Two years ago, Alba Berlin announced that the women in the association should become more visible. It will probably take a while until promotion to the women’s Bundesliga. But that plays a rather subordinate role for Alba Berlin. By ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Basketball players from Alba Berlin

Ascent without rush

Two years ago, Alba Berlin announced that the women in the association should become more visible. It will probably take a while until promotion to the women’s Bundesliga. But that plays a rather subordinate role for Alba Berlin. By Lynn Kraemer

When basketball is talked about in Germany, it is mostly about the BBL, the men’s basketball league. When people talk about basketball in Berlin, they mostly talk about Alba Berlin and the professionals around Maodo Lo and Luke Sikma. Another team and league go under. Because Alba Berlin also has a team that plays in the 2nd DBBL Nord, the second women’s basketball league. The players are called Lucy Reuss, Lena Gohlisch and Valeria Aleksieva. The Berlin club wants them to be known too.

No entertainment during breaks

Deeper appreciation

On the one hand, there are very obvious changes, such as the Alba website, with individual overview pages for the men and women, regular match reports or a separate clothing line for the female athletes. But there are also internal team events with both professional teams, a dedicated team doctor and professional team photos. “I can remember that at the very beginning, when I played for Alba, the women even had to pay the membership fees,” says Lucy Reuss. The players now have contracts or receive allowances.

But Reuss cannot earn her living with it. She is studying law in her seventh semester. The 24-year-old also works seven to ten hours a week in a law firm: “For me this is a triple burden of work, university and sport Professional athlete. ” But the money is not the big motivation for them: “We come because we want to gamble.” At the same time, she wants to be a role model for the young girls: In her and other players they could see how high-quality basketball and a degree can work together.

No spontaneous rain of money from the BBL

Theoretically, Alba Berlin could pump a lot of money into the women’s team from one season to the next and buy into the top division with top players. An even bigger figurehead in basketball Germany. But the club doesn’t want that. “We don’t just want to use the money that we generate with the BBL pros. We don’t want a women’s team with a big budget,” says sports director Himar Ojeda. Instead, the team should be built up sustainably.

In contrast to football, there is little overlap in the first and second division between the professional basketball teams of women and men and the clubs behind them. Alba Berlin is almost a bit out of line. The BBL clubs should not try to displace the existing clubs with their own women’s teams, but rather to strengthen women’s basketball, says Himar Ojeda: “We all have to work together as a society and create more awareness for women’s teams and women’s sport.” The DBBL must grow on its own.

Getting more girls excited about basketball

“We want to create more opportunities for the girls and get more girls into the club,” says Ojeda. The big goal is to expand basketball at Berlin schools and to have girls ‘teams in every age category: “We believe that there is always more space for girls’ teams and that we can create a large base so that girls can play basketball.” In the long term, more girls would switch to the professional team.

The women should play in the first division in the future. Alba Berlin has waived a fixed schedule. The club wants to deserve to play there. “We’re not where we expected, but that’s because of the pandemic that has slowed everything down,” says Himar Ojeda. The game was paused last season. “I’m happy because we managed to integrate many of the juniors into the first team,” said the sporting director. For Alba player Lucy Reuss, the focus is on “that we first get the best out of the team ourselves.”

Soon also in front of an audience, which is currently not allowed in the hall: “We have already been asked a lot by the young players when they can watch us.” The interplay between female role models and young female players should ultimately grow in the long term.

Broadcast: rbb UM6, October 28, 2021, 6 p.m.

We want to give thanks to the author of this short article for this incredible material

Ascent without rush

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When we watch a movie, andWe are experiencing a multi-sensory experience: we exercise our eyesight while listening to the sounds. It’s no accident that soundtracks are an important part of any production.

However, the process of building soundtracks is something very interesting, with peculiarities that people don’t always know about.

Do you like this kind of theme? So, follow below 5 trivia about movie soundtracks!

Orchestras on the soundtrack

There are some productions that use ?ready-made? songs by various artists to compose the soundtrack.

However, depending on the type of film (and even the available budget), an orchestra is called in to prepare the soundtrack for the feature.

This is the case of productions like The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter. In practice, a conductor and his team of musicians are responsible for developing the songs, according to each situation.

This select group of musicians develops the scores, sharing ideas and suggestions. Usually, the scores are saved in PDF, which allows comments or markup to be made when using a specific program.

PDFelement is a good example of PDF editing software. In it, you can create a document from scratch, edit an existing file, insert comments, tags and even password ? ideal for soundtracks or projects where a certain mystery is needed.

PDF Element

Image: PDFelement

famous voices

Often, soundtracks need the accompaniment of a voice to convey exactly the feeling desired by the director or the person responsible for the sounds.

In some cases, famous artists are called upon to put that weight on a song. A good example is in the 1992 movie ?The Bodyguard?, which had Whitney Houston as the lead actress and singer of several songs.

The songs were so memorable that two of them won Oscar and Grammy nominations, ?I Have Nothing? and ?Run to You?.

U Can?t Touch This

When talking about the most used song in movie soundtracks, would you imagine that the winning title would be ?U Can’t Touch This?, by Mc Hammer?

As strange as it may seem, in a recent survey, it was discovered that this was the song most used in cinema. However, it is important to know that the research only considered songs that reached the general public.

The song ?U Can’t Touch This? is present in the soundtrack of several films, such as Natureza Selvagem (2007), Trovão Tropical (2008) and Gente Grande 2 (2013).

MC Hammer dancing

Image: Georgia Straight

grunge in cinema

The grunge movement was present in the 90s as a more visceral and aggressive evolution of rock. And thanks to a movie, which did poorly at the box office, that kind of sound reached more people.

The film was ?Single Life,? released in 1992. At the time, director Cameron Crowe wanted the soundtrack to reflect the most current sounds of the city of Seattle.

As a result, the film managed to project bands like Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains ? only Nirvana was missing from the list. One of the curiosities about movie soundtracks that shows how much a selection of music can go beyond the movie.

Beatles in the movies

To most people, The Beatles represent one of the greatest bands of all time. There are those who claim that they left the greatest musical legacy for generations to come, marking history forever.

One of the curiosities about cinema soundtracks is that, in Brazil, the Beatles only entered a film in 2010, in the feature ?The Best Things in the World?.

Fiuk in The Best Things in the World

Image: Telecine

In the film, the Beatles’ music used was ?Something?, one of the great classics of the Liverpool boy band.

music that makes a difference

The truth is, as captivating as a story is, it gets even more interesting when accompanied by the proper soundtrack.

By uniting the visual, the script, and an impactful soundtrack, we have as a result a film capable of awakening feelings and gaining our attention while it lasts.

These curiosities about movie soundtracks show how important the musical aspect is for the industry, requiring an orchestra, talented professionals and a good experience to identify the right sound, for the right moment.

And once you know these trivia, you will surely see (and hear) a movie’s soundtrack differently!

Soundtracks

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) [summary] => short Music Non Stop no Facebook When we watch a movie, andWe are experiencing a multi-sensory experience: we exercise our eyesight while listening to the sounds. It’s no accident that soundtracks are an important part of any production. However, the process of building soundtracks is something very interesting, with peculiarities that people don’t always know ... Read more [atom_content] =>

When we watch a movie, andWe are experiencing a multi-sensory experience: we exercise our eyesight while listening to the sounds. It’s no accident that soundtracks are an important part of any production.

However, the process of building soundtracks is something very interesting, with peculiarities that people don’t always know about.

Do you like this kind of theme? So, follow below 5 trivia about movie soundtracks!

Orchestras on the soundtrack

There are some productions that use ?ready-made? songs by various artists to compose the soundtrack.

However, depending on the type of film (and even the available budget), an orchestra is called in to prepare the soundtrack for the feature.

This is the case of productions like The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter. In practice, a conductor and his team of musicians are responsible for developing the songs, according to each situation.

This select group of musicians develops the scores, sharing ideas and suggestions. Usually, the scores are saved in PDF, which allows comments or markup to be made when using a specific program.

PDFelement is a good example of PDF editing software. In it, you can create a document from scratch, edit an existing file, insert comments, tags and even password ? ideal for soundtracks or projects where a certain mystery is needed.

PDF Element

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famous voices

Often, soundtracks need the accompaniment of a voice to convey exactly the feeling desired by the director or the person responsible for the sounds.

In some cases, famous artists are called upon to put that weight on a song. A good example is in the 1992 movie ?The Bodyguard?, which had Whitney Houston as the lead actress and singer of several songs.

The songs were so memorable that two of them won Oscar and Grammy nominations, ?I Have Nothing? and ?Run to You?.

U Can?t Touch This

When talking about the most used song in movie soundtracks, would you imagine that the winning title would be ?U Can’t Touch This?, by Mc Hammer?

As strange as it may seem, in a recent survey, it was discovered that this was the song most used in cinema. However, it is important to know that the research only considered songs that reached the general public.

The song ?U Can’t Touch This? is present in the soundtrack of several films, such as Natureza Selvagem (2007), Trovão Tropical (2008) and Gente Grande 2 (2013).

MC Hammer dancing

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grunge in cinema

The grunge movement was present in the 90s as a more visceral and aggressive evolution of rock. And thanks to a movie, which did poorly at the box office, that kind of sound reached more people.

The film was ?Single Life,? released in 1992. At the time, director Cameron Crowe wanted the soundtrack to reflect the most current sounds of the city of Seattle.

As a result, the film managed to project bands like Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains ? only Nirvana was missing from the list. One of the curiosities about movie soundtracks that shows how much a selection of music can go beyond the movie.

Beatles in the movies

To most people, The Beatles represent one of the greatest bands of all time. There are those who claim that they left the greatest musical legacy for generations to come, marking history forever.

One of the curiosities about cinema soundtracks is that, in Brazil, the Beatles only entered a film in 2010, in the feature ?The Best Things in the World?.

Fiuk in The Best Things in the World

Image: Telecine

In the film, the Beatles’ music used was ?Something?, one of the great classics of the Liverpool boy band.

music that makes a difference

The truth is, as captivating as a story is, it gets even more interesting when accompanied by the proper soundtrack.

By uniting the visual, the script, and an impactful soundtrack, we have as a result a film capable of awakening feelings and gaining our attention while it lasts.

These curiosities about movie soundtracks show how important the musical aspect is for the industry, requiring an orchestra, talented professionals and a good experience to identify the right sound, for the right moment.

And once you know these trivia, you will surely see (and hear) a movie’s soundtrack differently!

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Majid Khan is the first detainee in the Guantanamo military prison to publicly recount his tortures at the hands of the CIA. This Pakistani from the Guantanamo military prison detailed the torture he suffered for three years at the hands of the American intelligence agency, during his trial before a military court which sentenced him, Friday, October 29, to 26 years of detention. But given an agreement with the judge when he pleaded guilty, he could be released next year.

Former al-Qaeda messenger Majid Khan, 41, spared no detail to military judges when he told them on Thursday that he was beaten, sexually assaulted and subjected to mock drowning after his capture in Pakistan in 2003.

In a 39-page letter read to the hearing, Majid Khan, who grew up in Pakistan before emigrating to the United States with his family, recounted being hung up by shackles for several days in a row, naked and without eat, in windowless cells of secret CIA prisons in unidentified countries.

Read also Justice confirms the dismissal of the Guantanamo torture case

Tossed between 2003 and 2006 between several secret sites, he described brutal interrogations, plunged the hooded face in baths of ice water, the head held under water until he speaks.

?They beat me until I begged them to stop. The worst part was not knowing when the blows would come, or where they would come from ?.

His interrogators threatened to attack his family in the United States and rape his sister. His glasses, without which he says he is almost blind, have been broken. ?I had to wait three years before getting a new pair. “

Deprived of sleep, forced enemas

Several nights of sleep deprivation left him dazed. ?I remember having hallucinations, seeing a cow and a giant lizard. I had lost all contact with reality. “

He underwent forced enemas between interrogations and was force-fed by an anal probe while on hunger strike, leaving him with permanent damage.

A garden hose was introduced into his anus to rehydrate him, he was told. ?I was raped by CIA medics. While I was tied up, they inserted tubes and objects into my anus. “

?Whenever I was tortured, I told them what I thought they wanted to hear. I was lying to stop the violence ?, he said. Corn ?The more I cooperated and talked, the more I was tortured. “

A US Senate investigation into the use of torture by the CIA after the September 11, 2001 attacks corroborates his testimony.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers 20 years of September 11: Guantanamo, the impasse of lawlessness

“Majid’s strong words (?) reveal the devastating atrocities committed by our own government in the name of our national security”, said one of his lawyers, Katya Jestin. ?The CIA program was a failure, and it was contrary to our democratic principles and the rule of law. “

Regrets expressed

Majid Khan arrived at the age of 16 in Baltimore, 31 miles from Washington, where he learned English at his father’s gas station before continuing his education at a local college.

Majid Khan, who had been recruited by members of his family belonging to Al-Qaeda during a visit to Pakistan, had nevertheless confessed a few days after his capture on March 5, 2003 in Karachi.

He admitted to having taken part in an attempted assassination of the Pakistani president and to having given 50,000 dollars to members of Al-Qaeda in Indonesia, a sum which had financed an attack on a hotel.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers In Guantanamo, the cruel banality of everyday life

He was granted the right to publicly tell about the treatment he suffered when he pleaded guilty in 2012. He regretted his actions. “It has been almost 20 years that I have been detained and held in solitary confinement, I have paid dearly”, he said. ?I reject Al Qaeda, I reject terrorism. “

But he assured the court that he did not blame those who tortured him. “I will be at peace when I have forgiven myself and when I have forgiven others for the harm they have done me, he assured. To those who tortured me: I forgive you. All. “

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Majid Khan is the first detainee in the Guantanamo military prison to publicly recount his tortures at the hands of the CIA. This Pakistani from the Guantanamo military prison detailed the torture he suffered for three years at the hands of the American intelligence agency, during his trial before a military court which sentenced him, Friday, October 29, to 26 years of detention. But given an agreement with the judge when he pleaded guilty, he could be released next year.

Former al-Qaeda messenger Majid Khan, 41, spared no detail to military judges when he told them on Thursday that he was beaten, sexually assaulted and subjected to mock drowning after his capture in Pakistan in 2003.

In a 39-page letter read to the hearing, Majid Khan, who grew up in Pakistan before emigrating to the United States with his family, recounted being hung up by shackles for several days in a row, naked and without eat, in windowless cells of secret CIA prisons in unidentified countries.

Read also Justice confirms the dismissal of the Guantanamo torture case

Tossed between 2003 and 2006 between several secret sites, he described brutal interrogations, plunged the hooded face in baths of ice water, the head held under water until he speaks.

?They beat me until I begged them to stop. The worst part was not knowing when the blows would come, or where they would come from ?.

His interrogators threatened to attack his family in the United States and rape his sister. His glasses, without which he says he is almost blind, have been broken. ?I had to wait three years before getting a new pair. “

Deprived of sleep, forced enemas

Several nights of sleep deprivation left him dazed. ?I remember having hallucinations, seeing a cow and a giant lizard. I had lost all contact with reality. “

He underwent forced enemas between interrogations and was force-fed by an anal probe while on hunger strike, leaving him with permanent damage.

A garden hose was introduced into his anus to rehydrate him, he was told. ?I was raped by CIA medics. While I was tied up, they inserted tubes and objects into my anus. “

?Whenever I was tortured, I told them what I thought they wanted to hear. I was lying to stop the violence ?, he said. Corn ?The more I cooperated and talked, the more I was tortured. “

A US Senate investigation into the use of torture by the CIA after the September 11, 2001 attacks corroborates his testimony.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers 20 years of September 11: Guantanamo, the impasse of lawlessness

“Majid’s strong words (?) reveal the devastating atrocities committed by our own government in the name of our national security”, said one of his lawyers, Katya Jestin. ?The CIA program was a failure, and it was contrary to our democratic principles and the rule of law. “

Regrets expressed

Majid Khan arrived at the age of 16 in Baltimore, 31 miles from Washington, where he learned English at his father’s gas station before continuing his education at a local college.

Majid Khan, who had been recruited by members of his family belonging to Al-Qaeda during a visit to Pakistan, had nevertheless confessed a few days after his capture on March 5, 2003 in Karachi.

He admitted to having taken part in an attempted assassination of the Pakistani president and to having given 50,000 dollars to members of Al-Qaeda in Indonesia, a sum which had financed an attack on a hotel.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers In Guantanamo, the cruel banality of everyday life

He was granted the right to publicly tell about the treatment he suffered when he pleaded guilty in 2012. He regretted his actions. “It has been almost 20 years that I have been detained and held in solitary confinement, I have paid dearly”, he said. ?I reject Al Qaeda, I reject terrorism. “

But he assured the court that he did not blame those who tortured him. “I will be at peace when I have forgiven myself and when I have forgiven others for the harm they have done me, he assured. To those who tortured me: I forgive you. All. “

The World with AFP

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Guantanamo detainee details his tortures at the hands of the CIA during his trial

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In research published in Science Robotics, Ozkan-Aydin presents how she was able to build multi-legged robots capable of maneuvering in challenging environments and accomplishing difficult tasks collectively, mimicking their natural-world counterparts.

?Legged robots can navigate challenging environments such as rough terrain and tight spaces, and the use of limbs offers effective body support, enables rapid maneuverability and facilitates obstacle crossing,? Ozkan-Aydin said. ?However, legged robots face unique mobility challenges in terrestrial environments, which results in reduced locomotor performance.?

For the study, Ozkan-Aydin said, she hypothesized that a physical connection between individual robots could enhance the mobility of a terrestrial legged collective system. Individual robots performed simple or small tasks such as moving over a smooth surface or carrying a light object, but if the task was beyond the capability of the single unit, the robots physically connected to each other to form a larger multi-legged system and collectively overcome issues.

?When ants collect or transport objects, if one comes upon an obstacle, the group works collectively to overcome that obstacle. If there?s a gap in the path, for example, they will form a bridge so the other ants can travel across ? and that is the inspiration for this study,? she said. ?Through robotics we?re able to gain a better understanding of the dynamics and collective behaviors of these biological systems and explore how we might be able to use this kind of technology in the future.?

Using a 3D printer, Ozkan-Aydin built four-legged robots measuring 15 to 20 centimeters, or roughly 6 to 8 inches, in length. Each was equipped with a lithium polymer battery, microcontroller and three sensors ? a light sensor at the front and two magnetic touch sensors at the front and back, allowing the robots to connect to one another. Four flexible legs reduced the need for additional sensors and parts and gave the robots a level of mechanical intelligence, which helped when interacting with rough or uneven terrain.

?You don?t need additional sensors to detect obstacles because the flexibility in the legs helps the robot to move right past them,? said Ozkan-Aydin. ?They can test for gaps in a path, building a bridge with their bodies; move objects individually; or connect to move objects collectively in different types of environments, not dissimilar to ants.?

Ozkan-Aydin began her research for the study in early 2020, when much of the country was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After printing each robot, she built each one and conducted her experiments at home, in her yard or at the playground with her son. The robots were tested over grass, mulch, leaves and acorns. Flat-ground experiments were conducted over particle board, and she built stairs using insulation foam. The robots were also tested over shag carpeting, and rectangular wooden blocks were glued to particle board to serve as rough terrain.

When an individual unit became stuck, a signal was sent to additional robots, which linked together to provide support to successfully traverse obstacles while working collectively.

Ozkan-Aydin says there are still improvements to be made on her design. But she expects the study?s findings will inform the design of low-cost legged swarms that can adapt to unforeseen situations and perform real-world cooperative tasks such as search-and-rescue operations, collective object transport, space exploration and environmental monitoring. Her research will focus on improving the control, sensing and power capabilities of the system, which are essential for real-world locomotion and problem-solving ? and she plans to use this system to explore the collective dynamics of insects such as ants and termites.

?For functional swarm systems, the battery technology needs to be improved,? she said. ?We need small batteries that can provide more power, ideally lasting more than 10 hours. Otherwise, using this type of system in the real world isn?t sustainable.? Additional limitations include the need for more sensors and more powerful motors ? while keeping the size of the robots small.

?You need to think about how the robots would function in the real world, so you need to think about how much power is required, the size of the battery you use. Everything is limited so you need to make decisions with every part of the machine.?

Daniel I. Goldman at the Georgia Institute of Technology co-authored the study.

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  1. Yasemin Ozkan-Aydin, Daniel I. Goldman. Self-reconfigurable multilegged robot swarms collectively accomplish challenging terradynamic tasks. Science Robotics, 2021; 6 (56) DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abf1628

In research published in Science Robotics, Ozkan-Aydin presents how she was able to build multi-legged robots capable of maneuvering in challenging environments and accomplishing difficult tasks collectively, mimicking their natural-world counterparts.

?Legged robots can navigate challenging environments such as rough terrain and tight spaces, and the use of limbs offers effective body support, enables rapid maneuverability and facilitates obstacle crossing,? Ozkan-Aydin said. ?However, legged robots face unique mobility challenges in terrestrial environments, which results in reduced locomotor performance.?

For the study, Ozkan-Aydin said, she hypothesized that a physical connection between individual robots could enhance the mobility of a terrestrial legged collective system. Individual robots performed simple or small tasks such as moving over a smooth surface or carrying a light object, but if the task was beyond the capability of the single unit, the robots physically connected to each other to form a larger multi-legged system and collectively overcome issues.

?When ants collect or transport objects, if one comes upon an obstacle, the group works collectively to overcome that obstacle. If there?s a gap in the path, for example, they will form a bridge so the other ants can travel across ? and that is the inspiration for this study,? she said. ?Through robotics we?re able to gain a better understanding of the dynamics and collective behaviors of these biological systems and explore how we might be able to use this kind of technology in the future.?

Using a 3D printer, Ozkan-Aydin built four-legged robots measuring 15 to 20 centimeters, or roughly 6 to 8 inches, in length. Each was equipped with a lithium polymer battery, microcontroller and three sensors ? a light sensor at the front and two magnetic touch sensors at the front and back, allowing the robots to connect to one another. Four flexible legs reduced the need for additional sensors and parts and gave the robots a level of mechanical intelligence, which helped when interacting with rough or uneven terrain.

?You don?t need additional sensors to detect obstacles because the flexibility in the legs helps the robot to move right past them,? said Ozkan-Aydin. ?They can test for gaps in a path, building a bridge with their bodies; move objects individually; or connect to move objects collectively in different types of environments, not dissimilar to ants.?

Ozkan-Aydin began her research for the study in early 2020, when much of the country was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After printing each robot, she built each one and conducted her experiments at home, in her yard or at the playground with her son. The robots were tested over grass, mulch, leaves and acorns. Flat-ground experiments were conducted over particle board, and she built stairs using insulation foam. The robots were also tested over shag carpeting, and rectangular wooden blocks were glued to particle board to serve as rough terrain.

When an individual unit became stuck, a signal was sent to additional robots, which linked together to provide support to successfully traverse obstacles while working collectively.

Ozkan-Aydin says there are still improvements to be made on her design. But she expects the study?s findings will inform the design of low-cost legged swarms that can adapt to unforeseen situations and perform real-world cooperative tasks such as search-and-rescue operations, collective object transport, space exploration and environmental monitoring. Her research will focus on improving the control, sensing and power capabilities of the system, which are essential for real-world locomotion and problem-solving ? and she plans to use this system to explore the collective dynamics of insects such as ants and termites.

?For functional swarm systems, the battery technology needs to be improved,? she said. ?We need small batteries that can provide more power, ideally lasting more than 10 hours. Otherwise, using this type of system in the real world isn?t sustainable.? Additional limitations include the need for more sensors and more powerful motors ? while keeping the size of the robots small.

?You need to think about how the robots would function in the real world, so you need to think about how much power is required, the size of the battery you use. Everything is limited so you need to make decisions with every part of the machine.?

Daniel I. Goldman at the Georgia Institute of Technology co-authored the study.

We wish to say thanks to the writer of this article for this remarkable content

Four-legged swarm robots

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