Are we ready for “superherobots”? Incredible footage shows two stranded swimmers being rescued by a ‘Little Ripper’ an Australian drone lifeguard. But how will guardian angel gadgets shape our future? CES has been entertaining techies in Las Vegas this month with all the latest in connected ‘smart’ appliances, virtual reality headsets, and toy drones. The majority of objects on show are aimed at the people who want to make a cuppa using an app, or change TV channels by blinking.
Reaching speeds of over 320km per hour, every time the Shinkansen train carriages entered a tunnel they would essentially become a shotgun round. And just like a rifle, every time the train would blast out of a tunnel, it did so with an explosive bang. However, by 1990, the applause had turned to anger as the project engineers and people of Tokyo discovered a deafeningly obvious issue with the train’s design. Japan’s so-called “Bullet train” is more aptly named than you might imagine.
Major Tim Peake explains why nobody in space can hear you scream…Sound is a vibration, where particles vibrate and collide with adjacent particles, propagating the sound as an audible mechanical wave. In the rarefied atmosphere of low Earth orbit, there are simply not enough particles to cause collisions and propagate the noise.This is a pretty cool thing to witness in the vacuum of space. First, it’s impossible for sound to travel through the vacuum of space.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".