2017年9月17日 星期日

Racketlon, triathlon and decathlon.

Racketlon: The One Sport With Four Rackets A12

Jeremy Easterbrook plays racketlon: ping pong, badminton, squash and tennis, and is one is one of Canada’s top competitors

Racketlon - Wikipedia

Racketlon is a combination sport in which competitors play a sequence of the four most popular racket sports: table tennis, badminton, squash, and tennis. It originated in Finland and Sweden[1] and was modeled on other combination sports like the triathlon and decathlon.
First played‎: ‎1980s
Highest governing body‎: ‎Fédération Internatio...
Team members‎: ‎Single or doubles

2017年9月9日 星期六

mega 1982, megacity, Mega-tsunamis, Megatech, mega hit

Megatech: Technology in 2050

AFP News Agency 分享了 1 條連結

Monster tsunamis caused by meteor impacts swept across the northern plains of Mars more than three billion years ago, radically resculpting the edges of the Red Planet's ancient seas, according to a study published Thursday.…

Warren Buffett has revealed that his firm paid $1.1 bn for a stake in Apple last month. Yet questions remain over whether Apple will ever have another product as successful as the iPhone

How to build a world-class megacity 



2015 北京衛星照 路透社


Pronunciation: /ˈmɛɡə/ 



1Very large; huge:he has signed a mega deal to make five movies
2Excellent:it will be a mega film


Extremely:they are mega rich


1980s: independent usage of mega-.

2017年9月7日 星期四

news presenter(newsreader, newscaster) anchorman or anchorwoman, news anchor or simply an anchor

news presenter – also known as a newsreadernewscaster(short for "news broadcaster"), anchorman or anchorwomannews anchor or simply an anchor – is a person who presents news during a news program on television, on the radio or on the Internet. They may also be a working journalist, assisting in the collection of news material and may, in addition, provide commentary during the program. News presenters most often work from a television studioor radio studio, but may also present the news from remote locations in the field related to a particular major news event.

Etymology of "anchor"[edit]

News set for WHIO-TV in DaytonOhio. News anchors often report from sets such as this, located in or near the newsroom.
The terms anchor and anchorman are derived from the usage common in relay racing,[3] specifically the anchor leg,[4] where the position is typically given to the fastest or most experienced competitor on a team. In 1948, "anchor man" was used in the game show "Who Said That?" to refer to John Cameron Swayze, who was a permanent panel member of the show, in what may be the first usage of this term on television.[5] The anchor term then became commonly used by 1952 to describe the most prominent member of a panel of reporters or experts. The term "anchorman" also was used to describe Walter Cronkite's role at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where he coordinated switches between news points and reporters.[3]

 Guardian US 都分享了 1 條連結
For decades, Ri Chun-hee has been one of the few trusted to inform the…

2017年9月3日 星期日

Sonar,Telemetry, Open science

Sonar - Wikipedia


Sonar is a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels.

Open science - Wikipedia

Open science is the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional.

※ 2017.09.03 科學 ※
根據最新的研究,軍艦與直升機發出的聲納(Sonar, Sound Navigation and Ranging 聲音導航與測距),迫使鯨魚潛入深海中過久,引發幾近水潛水夫病的致命症狀。
研究發現,一隻想逃離聲波的喙鯨,潛入海中的時間長達 163 分鐘,幾乎比全世界哺乳類最長的潛水紀錄還多出半個小時。
海洋生物學家把焦點放在聲納裝置對鯨魚擱淺的作用。聲納裝置廣播的音波,會比搖滾音樂更大聲,但略高於人類聽覺的範圍,以偵測海裡的潛水艇。許多擱淺的鯨魚被發現體內有許多氮氣泡,彷彿人類所得到的潛水夫病,也就是減壓症(decompression sickness)。
為了解釋這個現象,一群來自美國華盛頓州海洋生態與遙感探測研究所(Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research Centre)的科學家,在洛杉磯東南方 150 英哩處的太平洋,對十六頭柯氏喙鯨(Cuvier’s beaked whales)上了衛星標籤。
領銜的科學家是艾琳·費爾孔(Erin Falcone),她在 2014 年曾經發現柯氏喙鯨可以在深度兩英哩的海中沉潛兩小時十七分鐘。這一次,一隻上了標籤的鯨魚打破先前的紀錄 26 分鐘。
費爾孔的研究報告已經在《開放科學》期刊(Royal Society Open Science)發表,她在報告主張,長時間在潛於深海,導致氮氣泡在鯨魚的脂肪與其他組織中累積,可能是導致牠們死亡的原因。
費爾孔領銜、在《開放科學》期刊(Royal Society Open Science)發表的研究報告連結:

2017年8月25日 星期五

mocktail, Alcohol free, or non-alcoholic beverages,

The Rise of the Sophisticated Mocktail: Alcohol-Free Drinks Go Gourmet 

Now a fixture of fine dining, alcohol-free mocktails may well be the most interesting option on the drinks menu these days. Pair them with a multicourse restaurant meal, or mix them at home with these nine refreshing recipes.

. “To more trips like this one,” Charles added, taking a sip of his frothy strawberry and plum drink. “To your first mocktail hour,” I added, clinking glasses with my 12-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son.


Alcohol free, or non-alcoholic beverages, are non-alcoholic versions of typically alcoholic beverages. These may take the form of a non-alcoholic mixed drink (a "virgin drink"), non-alcoholic beer ("near beer") and "mocktails", and are widely available where alcoholic beverages are sold. Beverages with labels that state the actual alcohol by volume help citizens from unknowingly becoming inebriated or drunk drivers.

History of mocktails[edit]

Cocktails rose in popularity during the 1980s, but they have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The use of cocktails has proliferated deep into the drinking culture. Those who did not drink alcohol found themselves in a situation where other drinks, by comparison with cocktails, were generic non-alcoholic beverages. Because of the demand for more visually and aesthetic appealing beverage than normal soft drinks, the concept known as "Mocktails" was born. Mocktails, an abbreviation for "mock cocktails", are festive, non-alcoholic party drinks. The word "mock" implying a facade of the alcoholic cocktail without any of the alcoholic content. 

2017年8月23日 星期三

e-tailing, e-tail empire, sittin' in a tree

Walmart and Google Are Taking On Amazon with AI

Google and Walmart, sittin' in a tree...

Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, has always struggled to crack online sales.

"- Sitting In A Tree"... something you add to an abbreviation of a cute couple's initials which implies the old first love rhyme "____ and ____ sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage" (awesome preggers)

Usually reserved for couples that are capable of fairytale like endings or happily ever afters

(also E-tailing, etailing, eTailing)


Retail activity conducted via electronic media, especially the Internet.


1990s; earliest use found in Wired. From e- + -tailing.

the small screen, the big screen

A lot of movies get sequels and spin-offs, but a few also get the small-screen treatment.

the big screen


  • The movies.
    ‘the play was adapted for the big screen’

small screen


the small screen
  • Television as a medium.
    ‘transplanting the timeless values of good literature to the small screen’