KEEPING the kids entertained is going to be a priority for families across the country now we’re forced to stay indoors.
More recently, however, General Motors made a self-driving car in 1958 that adjusted its steering wheel based on the alternating currents given off by a wire placed inside the road. While the vehicle did actually drive itself, it does not qualify as the first autonomous vehicle because it depended on wires placed inside the ground. The world's first autonomous vehicle was made by S. Tsugawa and several of his colleagues at Japan's Tsukuba Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. However, German engineer Ernst Dickinson is regarded as the pioneer of the autonomous car. In 1987, he developed the VaMoRs which was capable of traveling more than 90 kilometers per hour (55 mph) for about 20 kilometers (12 mi). Seven years later, he made the VaMP, which could recognize road signs, know its own position in a lane, detect other vehicles, and even decide when to change lanes. And a year after that, he and his team made another autonomous vehicle which traveled from Germany to Denmark. The vehicle had a maximum speed of 180 kilometers per hour (111 mph) and was controlled by a human for about 5 percent of the journey.
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The floor is lava
What you will need: Permission from Mum and Dad (or whoever owns the house) that it is OK to climb on the furniture.
HOW TO PLAY – This is a ongoing game, which works best when sprung upon people in the room/area at random times.
Last month scientists at Illinois University made a breakthrough that could herald a second green revolution for world agriculture – they improved the efficiency of photosynthesis, the process by which plants turn sunlight into the biomass that is the source of all our food.
“People are used to the Fed saying it will tighten but, in the end, with volatility or other risks on the horizon, policymakers take it back and it’s a case of if in doubt, stay on hold,” Mr Koepke says.
LEVEL-UP – The game can continue if you challenge other players to get to a certain place without touching the ground.
Others have come up with some, um, creative ways to say sayonara. When staffing firm OfficeTeam asked about 600 U.S. human resources managers to describe the weirdest ways they’ve seen or heard people resign lately, here’s what they said:
Control the robot
Time: 30 minutes
What you’ll need: Nothing.
How to play: One player is the robot, the other is its creator.
The number of moviegoers in 2016 reached 1.37 billion, an increase of nearly 8.9 percent year-on-year.
在苏富比的拍卖会上，有少数几幅作品的拍卖价格远高于预估价，比如德比的约瑟夫·赖特(Joseph Wright of Derby)1780年的一幅风景画，它描绘的是奥古斯都大帝的女儿朱莉叶(Julia)被流放到萨莱诺湾(Gulf of Salerno)的一个洞穴里。
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She suffered anorexia while in an abusive relationship after she arrived in Los Angeles.
Tips – If you’re the robot and feel like you aren’t getting precise enough instructions, don’t break character to complain about it.
Actively expanding China's opening up to the world
不会。这笔被誉为史上最大规模的首次公开发行(IPO)，是沙特实际领导人穆罕默德本萨勒曼(Mohammed bin Salman)宏大经济重组计划的基石，因此沙特阿美IPO肯定会成行。该公司的股票将在沙特本国的证交所上市。不过，此次IPO计划在国外的部分不太可能是一次公开发行。唐纳德特朗普正在为纽约游说，伦敦也在全力以赴争取。香港和东京也在沙特的考虑之中。但沙特会转而选择非公开售股，或者在晚于预期的时间在国外上市。
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Players: Two or more.
Time: 10-20 minutes.
What you’ll need: Nothing.
How to play: One player, the rhymer, picks a word. Start with shorter words (one syllable) but you can move on to something more complicated once you are all used to the game.
This is second major English-language role for the French actress, who co-stars opposite Daniel Craig in Skyfall as the enigmatic Severine. The movie opens Nov. 9 in North America but already is shattering records internationally.
Floodwaters surround homes near the Mantoloking Bridge the morning after Sandy hit Mantoloking, New Jersey.
The registered urban unemployment rate stood at 4.02 percent at year-end 2016, the lowest level in years.
Rhymer: “I know a word that rhymes with plate.”
Guesser 1: “Is it a garden door?”
Rhymer: “No, not a gate.”
Guesser 2: “Is it disliking?”
Rhymer: “No, it’s not hate.”
Guesser 3: “Is it a summer party?”
Rhymer: “No, not a fete.”
Guesser 1: “Is it just brilliant?”
Rhymer: “No, it’s not great.”
Guesser 2: “Is it behind time?”
Rhymer: “Yes! It is late!”
Tips – This game is excellent because everybody is doing something. Normally, the person who isn’t doing the guessing is just saying “yes” or “no”.
Level Up: The “question, rhyming answer, question, rhyming answer” format is pretty simple, but why not make the whole thing have a rhythm too?
NPLs rose from 1.25 per cent of total loans to 1.67 per cent by the end of 2015, amounting to Rmb1.27tn held by commercial banks.
'I think South Korea has a very rigorous and narrow definition of beauty because we’re an ethnically homogenous society and everyone looks pretty much the same. It is also related to low self-esteem.
When Finnish programmer Jerry Jalava had a motorcycle accident in 2008, he faced a double tragedy. First, he lost his finger, an obvious problem for anyone who types for a living. Second, he had to deal with a medical team who thought they were comedians—learning of his profession, one surgeon joked that Jalava should go out and buy a “USB finger drive.”
Time: At least one hour
What you’ll need: A small set of building blocks with instructions.
How to play: One player, the instructor, holds the instructions, but may not touch or point to the blocks.
7.Manage up, down, and sideways
11. 《黑豹党：革命先锋》(The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution)，导演：斯坦利?尼尔森(Stanley Nelson)。
Female and male participants typically have similar profiles at the start of their EMBA.
According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China's migrant workers account for around 50 percent of the labor force in industrial and related sectors. Yet they don't enjoy equal rights as city dwellers because of household registration requirements.
If 2017 was the year policymakers began to worry about the growth of the “precariat”, 2018 will be the year they try to do something about it.
The Office for National Youth Campus Football said that China already had 13,381 "special football schools" as of 2016, and 69 counties are piloting programs for football in schools, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Mr. Russell's 1970s Abscam fictionalization 'American Hustle' had the better night overall, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. Best picture was the only award for '12 Years a Slave,' which came in with seven nominations, tied for the most with 'American Hustle.'
The price of U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude, which is traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange, has been kept lower by problems transporting the oil to markets. Those troubles have eased recently, but Sabine Schels, head of fundamental commodity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, doubts the problems will disappear.
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'12 Years A Slave' is shattering and anguishing, a singular anomaly in an entertainment medium. More than that, Steve McQueen's hugely ambitious chronicle of slavery in America is revelatory, a work of art that has been embraced by mainstream audiences. That's a testimony to the power of art (as expressed in John Ridley's script and performances by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender, among others), and heartening evidence of moviegoers' hunger for substance and meaning in the films they choose to see.
Rolling ahead with a team that's .500 through November isn't at all tanking — this is seriously a potential playoff team — but it's the same type of conversation the rebuilding squads are having. Leverage assets and playing time to win more now, or stay focused on sustainability?
Promote steady development of agriculture and continued increases in rural incomes
Level up: If there are three of you, how about having one person as an instructor, one seeker who finds the pieces and one as the builder. Make sure to rotate the roles nice and often.
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