jake mofo wilson
02/11/2013 6:50am

Hi-Tech Floor Transforms Multi-Sport Gyms Into Multi, Multi Sport Gym By Meera Dolasia on February 7, 2013.
If your school is like most, chances are you have one gym that is used for maybe one or two sports - Most likely Volleyball and Basketball. And it's not because that is the maximum number of sports the gym can be scheduled for, but because all sports have different boundary lines and while the colors can be changed, it still gets a little confusing for athletes. Now, Germany's ASB Systembau has created an interactive floor that allow for the markings to be changed instantly, with a mere push of a button

Called Lucio, it comprises of two layers. A surface made of easily removable special glass that has undergone a series of processes and treatments to ensure that it is as springy as the current wooden floors and also layered with a colored PVB foil, coated with an extra-strong anti-skid laminate. Underneath, lies an equally cushioned framework made from metal channels that are embedded with blue and white LED's, which are arranged such that they create the specific boundary that is needed for the sport being played, at any given time. All the coach or the player has to do, is press the button with the right symbol

Priced at about $560 USD per square meter, the floor has been thoroughly vetted by researchers from Germany's Stuttgart University and meets not only the sliding characteristics required for gyms but both national and international requirements for slip resistance, shock absorption etc. etc. The best part is, that it is available right now and one pioneering school in Bavaria is already using it!

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Nathan Masterson
02/13/2013 6:37am

Our schools need to get a glow in the dark gym floor. The glow in the dark court has different setting for different games. The glow in the dark floor cost 575 per square foot. It cost alot but you dont

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Paige Dorris
02/11/2013 6:52am

On January 11th, professional diver and excursion expert, Keller Laros and his team did what they do every night. They lead a group of tourist divers into the ocean off the Hawaiian island of Kona, to experience the stingrays up close. While that in itself was a magical experience, what happened that night, was even more unforgettable!
Kelly says the group was just settling in to view the magnificent giant Mantas when they saw a Bottlenose dolphin swimming toward them. While that in itself was not unusual, what caught the diver's attention was the mammal's unusual squeal. As the dolphin came close and almost pushed itself onto Kelly, he realized that it was in distress, fishing line was tangled around its fins.
Fortunately for the dolphin, it had picked the right humans People that cared and more importantly, knew what to do without hurting it. Kelly gently removed the fishing hook that had embedded itself inside the dolphin's mouth and snip off the tightly entangled fishing line from its pectoral fins. The dolphin seemed to really trust them and cooperated fully with Kelly the entire time. The best part about this once-in-a-lifetime event is that diver and photographer Martina Wing had her cameras rolling and captured the entire event,

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Daniel Foust
02/11/2013 6:53am

Schools are now able to use Lucio, a gym floor that allow to change the markings so students can play more games like tennis, basketball, soccer, etc. It's an interactive floor with just a push of a button.
It have two layers, a glass layer and a PVB foil. It cost $560 per meter. It has a slip resistance and shock absorption. Plus, it glows in the dark.

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tyler.m
02/11/2013 6:56am

the germans have invented the best gym ever. called lucio the boundaries change to any sport with a press of a button.

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4th hour
02/11/2013 7:26am

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Riley Dampier(:
02/11/2013 9:14am

The name of my article is Hi-Tech Floor Transforms Multi-Sport Gyms Into Multi, Multi Sport Gyms! It was written by Meera Dolasia. It is about a gym that can be used for multiple sports beside basketball and volleyball by changing the boundary lines by the touch of a button.
“Priced at about $560 USD per square meter, the floor has been thoroughly vetted by researchers from Germany's Stuttgart University and meets not only the sliding characteristics required for gyms but both national and international requirements for slip resistance, shock absorption etc. etc. The best part is, that it is available right now and one pioneering school in Bavaria is already using it!” This is a paragraph from the article. It talks about how much the gym cost per square meter. It says that the gym is avalible right now and a school in Bavaria is using it already!
“ASB Systembau believes that the floor will be useful for many other venues, ranging from displaying rotating floor advertisements to even, nightclubs. We are sure all you wish is that someone would install the Lucio in your school gym!” This is also a paragraph from the article. It talks about other many uses from the gym and where it can be used.
I read this article because it looked cool and interesting. I learned about a new type of gym floor that can be used and has rotating floors and light up.

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Ty Miller
02/11/2013 9:16am

I read the article “Now Available - Airbags for Pedestrians and Cyclists!” This article was once again written by Meera Dolasia. I found this article weird but still a little interesting. I think any reader would find this strange article interesting.
The article tells of how in this new Volvo car the hood pops off and reviles two air bags that would stop the pedestrian or cyclist from smashing through the windshield of the car. “In the works since 2011, the airbag covers only the lower portion of the windshield. This according to the company will provide the much needed buffer between the person's head and the pane of glass he/she would otherwise encounter.” This last sentence was from the article and gives a good description of the air bags on the new Volvo car.
The builders had been working on this for quit some time before it was finally ready for test drives. “While TNO is one of the pioneering companies to fully develop and bring to market this rather ingenious idea, they are not the first ones. That credit goes to Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo that has already introduced it in their 2012 V40 model.”
I hope you will read this article and find as interesting as I did.

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shawna
02/11/2013 9:16am

'Some species of the lowly dung beetle that feed off animal droppigs first form their finds into little balls and rolls them away to a safe distance. 'However, what the scientists had never been able to figure out is how the beetle is able to navigate itself and its tasty little morsel in a straight line away from the pile of droppings where they are likely to encounter competitors.' Now, thanks to a team of Swedish researchers the mystery has been at least partially solved and the answer is causing quite a stir amongst the scientific community.
The reason they navigate so well is because they have sensors behind their eyes. The sensors sense vibration. Scientist still didn’t know how they go in a straight line though. They found out that the Beatles follow the stars. They followed better to the Milky Way and to a full sky of stars. Beatles eating feces may sound grows but it helps keep our food source clean

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duck ( chad dinwiddie )
02/11/2013 9:20am

I read The Text Message Minnesota Researchers Are Not Looking Forward to Receiving! By Meera Dolasia on February 4, 2013. It is about moose population.

A text message will go to the researchers from the radio collar if the moose is dead. And the researcher will go and get the dead moose and see what killed it.
The moose population went down about half sense 2006 that are lifted in the wild. The moose population is estimated to go down and died in 2043.

The radio collar will send this text ‘Hey, I'm likely dead,’ and the researcher will go out and investigate it.

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Kacanda(cassandra)
02/11/2013 9:21am

New interactive floor!

The article I am writing about is called “Hi-Tech Floor Transforms Multi-Sport Gyms Into Multi, Multi Sport Gyms!” this passage was written by Meera Dolasia.

Most modern gyms are used for only 2 sports, volleyball and basketball. That has all changed, thanks to Germanys ASB Systembau. What could change a gym you ask? Well let me explain, the gym floors is made up of two layers. The first layer is made of removable special glass that has been through a series of processes, that acts just like a modern wooden floor. The second layer has a series of LED lights, when you push a button some of them light up to form a basketball court, or a volleyball court.

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Lauren Potter
02/11/2013 9:23am

Longest Prime Number
I am summarizing the article about the longest prime number found yet. The author is Meera Dolasia. The main idea of the article is that this is such an amazing feat that not very many people accomplish this.
The most recently discovered longest prime number is 17,425,170 digits long. If you wanted to hand write this digit (why I don’t know) and if you wrote at one digit per second not stopping for 12 hours it would you over a year. If you print it, it would take over 5,000 sheets of paper. Just to create this number took 1,000 computers, made with the software to crunch the numbers, it took 39 days to create.
Curtis Cooper, who made this latest prime number, is already looking for the next one, which is obviously going to get even larger. The people who discover these numbers, are mostly in this for the right to brag, but are rewarded $3,000.
I chose this article because it looked very interesting. I learned that this is no easy task to complete. This task is now in history, so that generations to come can learn about the past.

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Cheyenne :)
02/11/2013 9:27am

The article I read is called Hi-Tech Floor Transforms Multi-Sport Gyms into Multi Sport Gyms! It was written by Meera Dolasia. It was mostly about a new gym flooring in Germany, that can change so that other sports can be played in gyms.
“Now, Germany's ASB Systembau has created an interactive floor that allow for the markings to be changed instantly, with a mere push of a button.” This floor is mad of easily removable special glass. It is springy just like regular wooden floors. “Underneath, lies an equally cushioned framework made from metal channels that are embedded with blue and white LED's, which are arranged such that they create the specific boundary that is needed for the sport being played, at any given time.”
This flooring is priced at about $560 USD per square meter. “The floor has been thoroughly vetted by researchers from Germany's Stuttgart University and meets not only the sliding characteristics required for gyms but both national and international requirements for slip resistance, shock absorption etc.”
I learned about a new flooring system that has been created. This could help me in the future if someone needed a suggestion for a gym.

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Shelbirdy Clark
02/11/2013 9:30am

Mathematician Unveils The World’s Biggest Ever Prime Number Yet!
I read the article, ‘Mathematician Unveils The World's Biggest Ever Prime Number Yet - And Don't Even Think Of Memorizing This One’ by Meera Dolasia.
Curtis Cooper, a mathematician from the University of California, Los Angeles, has discovered the world’s longest prime number! It was no easy feat, it took one thousand computers equipped with special software and crunching simultaneously thirty-nine days to calculate the whole number! The number is a huge 17,425,170 digits long. If you wanted to hand write the number, at a pace of one digit per second for 12 hours nonstop, it would take more than a year to finish it. If you printed it, it would use about five thousand to six thousand sheets of paper!
The outstanding number was found by computer 22. It’s not just any number; it is a rare Mersenne number. Mersenne numbers are an elite group of numbers that have only 47 members in the number family. It is a prime number that is one less than the power of two.
Curtis is not the only one to attempt to find an extremely long number, thousands of volunteers spend a lot of time looking for new primes. Even though the discovery of it has a prize of $3,000, math enthusiasts mostly do it for bragging rights.
This was a cool article and I enjoyed reading it.

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michael
02/11/2013 9:32am

Hi-Tech Floor Transforms Multi-Sport Gyms into Multi, Multi Sport Gyms!

Gyms can now change colors for different game boundaries. Invented by Germany you can change the markings by the touch of a button. Fist layer is made of glass the flour has cushioned framework. Cost 560 dollars per square meter. Has slip resistance and shock absorption. Schools are already using this new technology. This new flour can be used for a variety of things.

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#dallashall
02/11/2013 9:40am

Claustrophobia in my Opinion.
I am summarizing an article about micro apartments being designed for big cities. This article was published by Meera Dolasia on January 30, 2013. Manhattan in New York City is a big draw for people who want to live there and enjoy the night life. The population in Manhattan is increasing and most household are one or two residents. This has led to a severe shortage of affordable housing given. So developers are designing micro size apartments.
(In July 2012, Mayor Bloomingberg announced a city-sponsored competition) The competition allows developers to submit designs of apartment buildings with micro-units. Each apartment has to be between 250-300 square feet of living space with a kitchen and a bathroom.
In New York, an apartment building is being built and every apartment is the same size. In my opinion, this is a good idea (for people that aren’t claustrophobic). If it was just by myself it might be ok, but if I was living with someone else, it might be too crowded. It might be big enough, but on YouTube, I’ve seen apartments and houses that are the tiniest house I’ve ever seen. I don’t think I could live in an apartment like these.

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gerber
02/12/2013 9:40am

this is cool i wis i had something like this so i could play diffrent sports in diffrent time zones. You can play basketball, volley ball tennis. I wish our gym had this so that we could switch sports whenever we wanted to play another sport

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ME!!!!!
02/19/2013 9:18am

Wolf Bonding Time

By: Theresa Peirano

People bond with animals all the time. Sometimes with domestic animals like cats, dogs, etc., other times with crazy, dangerous, wild animals like sharks, wolves( see title), lions, and other weird animals. Ex-paratrooper, Werner Freund, who is 79-years old! He takes care of Siberian to Arctic, Canadian, European and even, Mongolian wolves! If you ask me that is quite a few different kinds of wolves.
The wolves in the pack act just as if he was a wolf too. They play with him and nuzzle him just like all the other wolves do to a real wolf. The wolves are pretty docile around him and aren’t as aggressive. They even act like he is the wolf pack’s head leader!
A gross thing about this is when it is time to eat he howls and they come. That isn’t the gross thing. When the pack shows up the come into the scene of Werner sinking his teeth into the meat! Not just any meat raw meat!!! EWWWWWWWW!!!
PERSONALLY I WOULD NEVER LIVE WITH THE WOLVES, BUT IF HE LIKES I AIN’T STOPPN’ HIM. (IF I WOULD BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO GET CLOSE THE WOLVES ARE AROUND TO TELL HIM NO)

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Gretchen
03/01/2013 6:30am

A man named Chuck Patterson grew up skiing in Lake Tahoe. Chuck always thought of combining two sports skiing and surfing. In 2000, he finally could resist no more and decided to test it out with a pair of custom jumper skis. Chuck of course, could not resist - Using a jet ski to tow him to the perfect wave he gave the sport another shot and . . . Was hooked. Over the years, he has become so good that he can wave ski some of the most dangerous surf at speeds of up to 30mph! The 43-year old who even uses ski poles though they are of no use in the water, says that what makes the sports so exciting, is the unpredictability of the waves and likens it to skiing in soft snow during warm weather. But, while he can get many people to come watch and even film him wave ski, he seems to have found very few souls brave enough, to give this extreme sport even a try!

7th hour
02/11/2013 7:27am

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Jenica
02/11/2013 12:27pm

I decided to do my article review over ”Hi-Tech Floor Transforms Multi-Sport Gyms Into Multi, Multi Sport Gyms!”
The gyms are normally used for only volleyball and basketball. This gym floor can be changed into almost any court.
It cost about $560USD per square meter.

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jenny with the penny. ( JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNAHHHHHHHHH )
02/11/2013 12:27pm

I read Now Availaboe - Air bags for pedistrians. In this article a 2009 study proved that millions of people are killedin road crashes each year. These people are people who are just walking, or riding bikes or motorcycles. So, people are coming up with solutions to keep this from happeneing. They're making an airbag that will be on the exterior , or outside, of the car. The airbag would be right below the wind shield.This airbag will reduce the number of deaths due to road crashes. TNO is one of the companies that will market this airbag supply system. Volvo, introduced their 2012 V40 model with the airbag. Maybe, more car companies will manufacture cars with this featured air bag.

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Lexi Atteberry(:
02/11/2013 12:34pm

The Text Message Minnesota Researchers Are Not Looking Forward To Receiving!
I am doing my article review on the Minnesota story. In this story it describes how the animal population in Minnesota has decreased greatly. Just in 2004, 4600 animal were left in the wild of the Minnesota forests. There is a 61 percentage that animals are killed by unknown. Researchers cannot find the solution to this. Six hours after an animal is killed, someone will get a text message saying “Hey Im likely dead”. Which is actually pretty sad. I am an animal lover and I cannot stand when they die. These animals will be provided with a tracking collar. This is what this passage is about.

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Lexi Atteberry(:
02/11/2013 12:35pm


The Text Message Minnesota Researchers Are Not Looking Forward To Receiving!
I am doing my article review on the Minnesota story. In this story it describes how the animal population in Minnesota has decreased greatly. Just in 2004, 4600 animal were left in the wild of the Minnesota forests. There is a 61 percentage that animals are killed by unknown. Researchers cannot find the solution to this. Six hours after an animal is killed, someone will get a text message saying “Hey Im likely dead”. Which is actually pretty sad. I am an animal lover and I cannot stand when they die. These animals will be provided with a tracking collar. This is what this passage is about.

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Kelsey Clark
02/11/2013 12:37pm

this article is about make gym have lights to kids know where the out of lines are. This cost alot of money it is 560 per sq meters. and i think it would be cool to have it. They could do it with a push of a butten.

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Ms.Bun-Bun
02/11/2013 12:38pm

I am writing about “Hi-Tech Floor Transforms Multi-Sport Gyms Into Multi, Multi Sport Gyms!” By a push of a buttom you can change the boundary lines for Basketball and Volleyball. The gym floor lines light up. In Germany they are using this court. In my opinion this gym floor is pretty awesome.
This gym flood is comprised of two layers. A surface made of easily removable special glass that has undergone a series of processes and treatments to ensure that it is as springy as the current wooden floors and also layered with a colored PVB foil, coated with an extra-strong anti-skid laminate.

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deven h
02/11/2013 12:38pm

Your school is probably like all other schools and you only play two or three different sports because all sports have different lines and it can get confusing. Now Germany’s ASB systembau has created an interactive floor that allow for markings to be changed instantly with a mere push of a button. It is called lucio, it comprises of two layers. The floor is a surface made of easily removable special glass that has undergone a series of processes and treatments to ensure that it is as springy as the current wooden floors and is coated with an extra strong anti-skid laminate.
Underneath, lies an equally cushioned framework made from metal channels that are embedded with blue and white led’s, which are arranged such that they create the specific boundary that is needed for the sport being played, at any given time. All the coach has to do is press the right button. The price is about $560 USD per square meter. The best part is that it is available right now. One school in Bavaria is already using it.
ASB Systembau believes that the floor will be useful for many other venues, ranging from displaying rotating floor advertisements to even, nightclubs! I think it would be pretty cool to have one in our gym. This was a very cool invention that they made.

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Big B
02/11/2013 7:56am

Germany's ASB System has created an interactive floor that allow for the markings to be changed instantly, with a mere push of a button that is called lucio which costs $560 per squaremeter. The surface made of easily removable special glass that has undergone a series of processes and treatments to ensure that it is as springy as the current wooden floors and also layered with a colored PVB foil. coated with an extra-strong anti-skid laminate. Underneath lies an equally cushioned framework made from metal channels that are embedded with blue and white LED's. which are arranged such that they create the specific boundary that is needed for the sport being played, at any given time. All the coach or the player has to do is press the button with the right symbol to play the game that they what to play. I wish my school has this gym then everything would be easier

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Young,Kevin
02/11/2013 8:44am

3D Printers are heading to the moon - No really.
To say that 3D printing technology has grown by leaps and bounds is an understatement. It has been used to build construction models, artificial limbs and even a faux car for the most recent James Bond thriller, Skyfall. Now, if the scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) and designers at British architectural firm Foster and Partners are right, it may soon be heading to the Moon.
Then, there is the issue of labor - Given that humans cannot not survive in the extreme Lunar temperatures without adequate protection, means that laborers could not be sent to build this dome. The only solution therefore would be to send robots.
This, is where 3D printing comes in! The architects began by mixing simulated lunar soil with magnesium oxide - This effectively transformed it into a pulp-like material, which could be passed through the printer to create 3-D building material sheets. Since each individual layer is not strong enough, the architects printed multiple layers and then bound them with a special salt, that turned the flimsy layers into a stone like solid material. The architects who have built a small model on earth, believe that if everything goes according to their plan, using this technique, a structure big enough to house four astronauts could be built in just a week.
Also, thanks to this innovative idea, the house will be totally sustainable and the only things that will be required to be shipped to the moon will be the robots, some pressurized inflatables the same shape as the dome and of course the printer(s). Watch out Martians, here we come.

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theresa peirano
02/11/2013 9:23am

Techno multi-sports floor
Tired of gym floors that have multiple boundary lines? Waiting for a new and more efficient way to plat sports? Wait No More!! Germany's ASB Systembau has created an interactive floor that allow for the markings to be changed instantly, with a mere push of a button. Its easy and efficient.
The floor has two layers. A surface made of easily removable glass that has undertaken a series of processes and treatments to ensure that it is as springy as the current wooden floors. Under that is a cushioned framework made from metal channels that are embedded with blue and white LED's, which are arranged such that they create the specific boundary that r needed for the sport being played at the time. Certain LEDs turn on when some one pushes a button. Its about $560 USD per square meter.
Good bye made in china , made in Germany sports floors are well taking the floor.

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brett schmidt
02/11/2013 12:10pm

Schools are now able to use Lucio, a gym floor that allow to change the markings so students can play more games like tennis, basketball, soccer, etc. It's an interactive floor with just a push of a button.
It have two layers, a glass layer and a PVB foil. It cost $560 per meter. It has a slip resistance and shock absorption. Plus, it glows in the dark.

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ePc
02/11/2013 12:43pm

If you thought the world's longest word that took over three hours to say was a little lengthy, wait till you hear about this latest prime number that a US mathematician has managed to crunch up - It is, drum roll please . . . A massive 17,425,170 digits long! To put it in perspective, if you decided to hand write it at a pace of one digit per second nonstop for 12 hours, it would take more than a year. Want to print it? Get ready to use at least 5,000 - 6,000 sheets, depending on the size of the paper and font!

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Jacob M
02/13/2013 6:44am

I read the article about the high tech gym floor. It is called Lucio. It can make any court for any sport.
The floor is interactive and can be changed with the push of a button. It has many different floors including volleyball, basketball, and tennis. There is already a school using Lucio.
People want to use Lucio for other reasons too. This was an interesting article.

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sam
02/13/2013 6:54am

If you thought the wold's longest word that took over three hours to say was a little lengthy, wait till you hear about this latest prime number that a us mathermatician has managed to crunchup it is,drum roll please... a massive 17,425,170,digits long. to put in perspective,if you decided.

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