Look out, Jared Allen, you could have a brand new curling nemesis: Curly.
Scientists on the Berlin Institute of Know-how have developed an A.I. robot that can beat professional curlers:
“The robotic is formed a bit like a flattened teardrop, with two wheels up entrance and one caster within the rear. (It’s tough sufficient for a human to stroll on ice, a lot much less a humanoid robotic, therefore Curly’s wheels.) It’s outfitted with two cameras, one which telescopes 7 ft excessive to provide the robotic a view of the home, and one other on its face simply above the entrance wheels to observe for the hogline. Curly grasps the stone between these entrance wheels utilizing 4 smaller wheels organized in a U form. These are powered by a conveyor belt, which spins the stone, permitting the robotic to curve its trajectory, similar to a human participant does. Spin clockwise and the stone will curl proper; spin counterclockwise and it’ll go left.”
Perhaps it’s time for a unique method
Michigan blanked Ohio State, 22–0, within the regular-season finale in 1976, their first win over the Buckeyes in 5 years however the first of three straight wins within the collection and first of 18 wins over their subsequent 28 conferences, the longest stretch of success by both staff within the rivalry since Michigan dominated within the early 1900s. Because the final of these 18 wins, Michigan is 1-15 vs. Ohio State, together with final 12 months’s dismantling, which elevated the typical scoring margin to just about two full touchdowns over that point.
Regardless of almost twenty years of embarrassment, Michigan continues to speak…each single 12 months. This 12 months, Cameron McGrone stepped to the rostrum. The junior linebacker, who’s seen the Wolverines enable 118 factors to Ohio State of their final two conferences, is “scared” for everyone in Michigan’s path, including the Buckeyes.
The arrogance is admirable. Sincerely. However, possibly it’s time for a unique method.
Calling their bluff
The postponement of the faculty soccer season was cited as a motive by several universities that cut athletics programs, together with Iowa, whose athletics director Gary Barta and president Bruce Herrald launched this assertion after asserting the disbanding of four sports (males’s and ladies’s swimming, males’s gymnastics, and males’s tennis):
“The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a monetary exigency which threatens our continued skill to adequately help 24 intercollegiate athletics packages on the desired championship stage. With the Massive Ten Convention’s postponement of fall competitors on Aug. 11, College of Iowa Athletics now tasks misplaced income of roughly $100 million and an total deficit between $60-75 million this fiscal 12 months. A lack of this magnitude will take years to beat. We have now a plan to recuperate, however the journey can be difficult.”
Barta added this throughout a Zoom press conference with the media:
“The monetary fallout that COVID-19 led to the postponement, cancellation, of fall soccer. Had been it not for that, we might not have been dropping these 4 sports activities. And so, Aug. 11 was a memorable day. From that time ahead, we began to place a plan into motion.”
If Iowa was enjoying soccer, they wouldn’t drop these 4 sports activities. That’s not studying between the strains or speculating; that’s a reality, until, Barta wasn’t being absolutely clear. And now, two weeks after the Big Ten announced a return of the fall football season, Iowa’s bluff has been known as.
“Will the announcement of soccer change the selections we made? No,” Barta mentioned in the future after the Massive Ten’s reversal. “The brief reply isn’t any. … Perhaps our deficit goes from 75 million to 60 million. The deficit we are going to tackle this 12 months—I hate to make use of the phrase catastrophic, but it surely actually is catastrophic. … Sadly that’s nonetheless going to be the case.”
The return of soccer doesn’t eradicate all monetary points. Iowa nonetheless loses gate receipts, merchandise gross sales, and media income from the misplaced video games. That’s a wholly truthful argument. Nevertheless, the place’s the reason? The place’s the accountability?
Odds & Ends
NASA astronaut casts her ballot 200 miles above Earth … Aaron Choose no longer has the MLB’s top-selling jersey … Seven-hour flight to nowhere sold out immediately … ICYMI: Air Pressure is honoring the Tuskegee Airmen with awesome uniforms vs. Navy … Fernando Tatis hit a 458-foot dinger on Friday night … However Ronald Acuna topped that with a 495-foot moonshot… FIFA suspended Trinidad and Tobago … 4 years in the past right now, Dee Gordon did this … MACtion is gonna be on steroids this year … What to watch in MLB’s final weekend … A 60-foot robotic is gonna take over the world.
Nothing has modified
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