Monica Yant Kinney: A.C. open for business, despite reports

26 studeni 2012

Sometime this week, you're going to start spending money. A lot of money. It's inevitable.

You'll whip out your credit card for leather jackets and distressed jeans, a Coach clutch, Geox sneaks, sweats by Juicy Couture, dolls by Disney.

You could buy most of these gifts anywhere. So why not cruise the shops in Atlantic City and perform retail therapy as post-Sandy charity?

So goes the urgent (but, hopefully, not unseemly) seasonal message from A.C. caretakers contending with a superstorm of misinformation.

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Sandy struck, 41 percent of Americans polled erroneously believed the Atlantic City Boardwalk had washed away; 21 percent had heard the Jersey Shore was still closed to travelers.

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Alyson Michalka

15 studeni 2012

In April 2010, The CW announced Michalka was cast in the main role of Marti Perkins on the cheerleading drama series Hellcats. The show premiered to September 8, 2010 to 3 million viewers.[citation needed] Despite a successful premiere, ratings failed to remain high with the series finale reaching a low 1.19 million viewers. In May 2011, The CW announced the show was not renewed for a second season.[7] In 2010 and 2011 respectively, Michalka had major supporting roles in films Easy A and The Roommate. Michalka is set to star in the independent drama film Long Time Gone alongside Eva Longoria, Virginia Madsen and Amanda Crew. The film is set to be released in 2012.

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Brandon T. Jackson to Play Eddie Murphy's Son in CBS' 'Beverly Hills Cop'

Brandon T. Jackson has been tapped to star in the network's Beverly Hills Cop pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The dramedy from Last Resort executive producer Shawn Ryan centers on Foley's son, Aaron, a cop working in Beverly Hills as he does his part to escape his famous father's shadow. Murphy will reprise his role as the wisecracking detective in the pilot and could recur should the project go to series.

The potential series is described as an hourlong crime procedural with comedic elements, with Ryan (The Shield, The Chicago Code) on board to pen the script and executive produce along with his MiddKid Productions partner Marney Hochman and Murphy.

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Moderate drinking in pregnancy can affect child's IQ

Drinking one or two glasses of wine a week during pregnancy can influence a child's IQ, a new study led by Oxford and Bristol university researchers sests.

Lead researcher Dr Ron Gray from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford said: 'This is a complex study but the message is simple: even moderate amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can have an effect on future child intelligence. So women have good reason to choose to avoid alcohol when pregnant.'

Current advice to pregnant women about alcohol during pregnancy is contradictory: some official guidelines recommend complete abstinence while others sest that moderate alcohol consumption is safe.

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Lost in Space: A Starless Planet Floats Alone

Just 20 years ago, astronomers imagined that planets beyond the Solar System would be more or less like the ones we know: small, rocky worlds like Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars orbiting relatively close to their stars, and big, gassy ones like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, farther away. (Even then, Pluto was recognized as an oddball, though it hadn’t been demoted yet.) Then the first actual exoplanet was discovered, and it turned out to be a big, gaseous world orbiting ridiculously close to its star. Dozens of others very much like it soon turned up, and the astronomers’ preconceptions were abruptly laid to rest.

But at least these so-called “hot Jupiters” actually orbited a star. Not so for a new planet just reported in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. The object, known only as CFBDSIR2149, appears to be a planet from four to seven times as massive as Jupiter, floating along with a cluster of stars known as the AB Doradus Moving Group — but tethered to no one star in particular.

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New Thermoelectric Material Could Pave the Way for Low-Cost Energy Solutions

Researchers in MSU's Center for Revolutionary Materials for Solid State Energy Conversion—an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy—are developing a thermoelectric material based on natural mineral tetrahedrites. Their work was recently published in the online journal Advanced Energy Materials.

Thermoelectric materials can be used to convert waste heat into electricity and have the potential to improve energy efficiency in industry, transportation, and everyday life.

Scientists have been working to develop new thermoelectric materials over the past 15 years, but they are faced with challenges. While several new, more efficient materials have been discovered, many of these are not suitable for large-scale applications because they are derived from rare or toxic elements, or the synthesis procedures are complex and costly.

The EFRC researchers set out to discover new thermoelectric materials that are inexpensive, environment-friendly, easy to synthesize, and composed of earth-abundant elements.

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