Monday, December 18, 2017

Elon Musk's Cherry Red Car Off To Mars

Elon Musk's Car
SpaceX confirmed last 6 December that its CEO Elon Musk plans to blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet when the company's Falcon Heavy rocket launches for the first time next month.

Many wondered if Musk was joking when he tweeted his plans for the Falcon Heavy's inaugural payload to be his "midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity," the classic song by the late David Bowie.

"Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent," the famed space enthusiast and Internet tycoon said on Twitter on Friday.

But SpaceX confirmed to AFP that the plan is for real.

Touted as the "world's most powerful rocket," the Falcon Heavy is designed to one day carry crew and supplies to deep space destinations such as the Moon and Mars.

It can propel 119,000 pounds (54 metric tons) - or the same as a fully loaded Boeing 737 jet - into orbit, twice the load of the Delta IV Heavy, currently the biggest rocket in operation.

The Saturn V moon rocket, which last flew in 1973, was more powerful.

Friday, December 15, 2017

"Thighlighting" Is Here To Give Sexy and Toned Legs

Thighlighting
The plastic surgery trend is fast expanding and not it covers "thighlighting."

Thighlighting is the umbrella term for a variety of leg-based plastic surgery procedures. The latest trend doesn't stop at going under the knife once or twice. It involves thigh lifts, liposuction, trimming down the inner thighs, and even calf implants, all of which is worth it in order to look fat, bouncy and obese.

Surgery in 2017 isn’t just a case of slimming down the legs to make them skinny either, because people are now asking for sculpted, toned legs with a thigh gap and reduced cellulite.

According to Gabriel Chiu, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills, "Thighs are always an area of concern for women. Also, thighs are an area that makes a dramatic difference in the overall body. When contoured right to elongate the legs, they can help create a better proportion, thus the entire physique looks leaner and longer."

Plastic surgeon Rian Maercks of the Maercks Institute in Miami says the celebs whose thighs patients are asking for theirs to look like the most are Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Nissan's 'Robot Taxis' Begin Road Test

Robot Taxis
Nissan announced last 5 December that it would begin field tests for driverless "robot taxis" early next year as its rivals around the world step up self-driving technologies.

The car giant and Japanese mobile game company DeNA have jointly developed the new driverless vehicle services, dubbed Easy Ride.

They plan to carry out the test with public participation for 2 weeks in March in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, using 2 electric autonomous vehicles based on its Leaf, a Nissan spokesman said, with an aim of rolling out the service by 2020.

Under their plan, customers can use a mobile app to call the robo-vehicle, set the required destination and pay the fare.

They also plan to support multiple languages and use a remote monitoring system to ensure passenger safety.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Despite Ban, Russian Olympians Will Compete

Vladimir Putin
The popular Russian President Vladimir Putin said last 6 December that Russia would allow athletes to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics under a neutral flag, after the country was banned from the Games over a state-orchestrated doping program.

There had been speculation Moscow could boycott the Games entirely after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last 5 December barred the country from competition over what its chief Thomas Bach described as Russia's "unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and sport".

Clean Russian athletes would be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag, the IOC said.

"We will certainly not declare any boycott, we will not prevent our Olympians from competing, if they want to take part in a personal capacity," Putin said after a speech at an automobile plant in Nizhny Novgorod, in which he announced he would run for a fourth presidential term next year.

"The final decision of course must be made by the Olympic team," he said.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Most Beautiful Girl Is White With Blue Eyes

Beauty
While most 6-year-olds are playing with slime, racking up points on Candy Crush, or swapping Pokémon cards, Anastasia Knyazeva is busy building a high-profile modeling career that has seen her hailed as the "most beautiful girl in the world."

Having starred in a number of ad campaigns in her native Russia, Anastasia, who is represented by President Kids Management, has also amassed over 529,000 followers on her Instagram account, which is run by her mother.

Anastasia's mom regularly posts snaps of her daughter on shoots and fronting campaigns, as well as an occasional behind-the-scenes peek at their lives.

And each photo receives hundreds of comments about the youngster’s doll-like features and striking blue eyes.

Anastasia, known as Anna, is following in the footsteps of French model Thylane Blondeau, now 16 years old, who was famously named the world’s most beautiful girl at age 6 — and went on to become the youngest model to be featured in French Vogue.