This weekend could prove to be pivotal in the Premier League title race, with all attention on the titanic clash at the Etihad on Sunday between Manchester City and Manchester United – LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT from 1pm.The fixture marks the 168th Manchester derby, but it is not the only inter-city affair as west London congregates for Chelsea’s visit of Queens Park Rangers, while on Saturday lunchtime one of the top flight’s traditionally exciting matches takes place between Newcaslte and Liverpool.But how much do you know about life among the big guns? Try your hand at our Premier League quiz and let us know below…About | Privacy | TermsLeave us your predictions below. Man United have a good record against Man City 1
Rumours have been suggesting the coming of Liter version of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL for a long time now. These phones from Google are said to be called Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Looks like the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are heading to India very soon. A new report coming from an Indian tipster Ishan Agarwal reveals some details of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite India launch.The report suggests that both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will be launching in India very soon. The report didn’t reveal the exact launch date of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Considering the rumours and leaks about the two phones are flooding the internet we can expect the India launch of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite to happen sooner than one can even imagine. The launch may happen in a few months from now.The new report reveals that the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will come with model numbers G020B and G020F respectively. It also reveals that both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will be manufactured by Foxconn. The report further reveals some details about the India price of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite.It suggests that both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will be priced really high in India. The reason for the high price is that the phones will not be manufactured in India. In fact, both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are expected to be manufactured in China and imported to India which will increase the India price of the phones significantly. Having said that both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will have pretty high priced tag compared to phones like OnePlus 6T or the Honor View20.advertisementAhead of the launch the Pixel 3 XL Lite has made its way to the Geekbench benchmarking site. The benchmark listing reveals that the Pixel 3 XL Lite will come packed with 4GB RAM. Previously a 6GB RAM model of the Pixel 3 XL Lite was also spotted. The Geekbench listing further reveals the name of the phone to be Google Pixel 3A XL. The benchmark listing also reveals the performance score of the phone in question in single and multi-core. In single core, the Pixel phone manages to score 1640, while in multi-core the phone scores 4973.The Geekbench results also show that the Pixel 3 XL Lite will be powered by a Qualcomm processor. Rumours previously revealed that the Pixel 3 XL Lite could be powered by Snapdragon 710 chipset. To brush up the specs, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL both are powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset. The Liter version of Pixel is mostly said to look like Pixel 3 and come with a single camera on the back and front. The Pixel 3 Lite will sport no notch like the Pixel 3 XL, rumours suggest.ALSO READ | Google Pixel 3 XL Lite makes way to Geekbench again, now with 4GB RAMALSO READ | Google’s mysterious new device Coral has confused everyoneALSO READ | Android Q could bring advanced face unlock that finally challenges Apple Face ID
Support The Guardian Share on Messenger 2:45 With Alastair Cook riding off into the sunset with a 33rd and final Test century in the 114-run victory over India at the Oval, Ed Smith and his selection panel are desperate to keep their senior new-ball pairing fresh for next summer’s Ashes assault. In the case of Anderson it is a must, given the 36-year-old has claimed 102 wickets at 15 runs apiece in his last three home summers and continues to top the ICC’s world bowling rankings. The man himself sees little value in planning too far ahead, noting that he and Broad are Test specialists these days with ample time between series to prepare.Asked how long his incredible career could go on for, Anderson replied: “I don’t really think about it. I play my best when I focus on what’s ahead of me, the next game, the next series, whatever. We have a decent break before Sri Lanka, I’ll try to get myself in the best condition possible to cope with the rigours of bowling seam.“I read that Glenn McGrath said he went into the 2006 Ashes with no intention of retiring and by the end of it he thought his time was up. That could happen to me. Who knows? Look too far ahead, you take your eye off the here and now. That’s what I like to focus on.” Share on Twitter Share via Email Cricket England cricket team Sri Lanka cricket team news Jimmy Anderson is England’s best ever cricketer, says departing Alastair Cook Read more England captain Joe Root praises Cook and Anderson after victory over India – video Anderson and Broad close on final spells of two more England journeys … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Jimmy Anderson Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest While Anderson played down his latest milestone, his stock answer remains that such matters are for when he eventually calls time, McGrath has reacted to his haul being overtaken, telling BBC Radio 5 Live that the Englishman must now think even bigger.McGrath, who overtook Courtney Walsh’s 519 wickets in 2005, said: “I was proud to hold the record for as long as I did and for it to be beaten by somebody like Jimmy Anderson is great. If he can raise the bar to 600 wickets, that’s an incredible effort. When it comes to the art of swing bowling there is no one better.”Doubtless conditions in Sri Lanka, where England play three Tests in Galle, Kandy and Colombo, will be less suited to Anderson but a small reminder of what he can offer with the older ball was on show at the Oval on Tuesday when his tight holding role at one end allowed Adil Rashid to attack the footmarks from the other. This led to a 204-run stand between the centurions KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant being broken by Rashid, who removed both set men (including the former with an astonishing leg-break), before Anderson and Sam Curran, given the second new ball by Joe Root, wrapped up England’s emotional win and a 4-1 series scoreline against the world’s No 1 Test side. Play Video Share on WhatsApp Jimmy Anderson has admitted that thoughts of retirement could hit him out of the blue, as he believes happened to Glenn McGrath when the great Australian called time on his all-conquering career at the end of the 2006-07 Ashes.But after passing McGrath’s record of 563 Test wickets – the previous highest tally by a seam bowler – the 36-year-old has no interest in winding down, expressing a desire to tour Sri Lanka this winter amid talk he or Stuart Broad could be rested. Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Read more A cracked rib may have curtailed Broad’s involvement at the back end of proceedings but it may well be that Anderson and Curran take the new ball in Galle should England opt for three spinners and the Nottinghamshire man miss out on either the XI or the tour.Certainly Anderson is impressed by Curran, who was named England’s player of the series by India’s head coach, Ravi Shastri. Two match-changing half-centuries at Edgbaston and the Ageas Bowl, as well as 11 wickets through his left-arm swing, certainly made it a breakthrough performance by the 20-year-old Surrey all-rounder.Anderson said: “I think we’ve found a gem there. He’s an absolute diamond of a player to be able to score runs at crucial times or to be given the ball in any situation. Having that left-arm option as well – he’s extremely skilful with the ball and he loves the battle and the fight that Test cricket brings.” The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Topics England in Sri Lanka 2018 Reuse this content
Researchers have demonstrated that tiny micrometer-sized crystals—just barely visible to the human eye—can “walk” inchworm-style across the slide of a microscope. Other crystals are capable of different modes of locomotion such as rolling, flipping, bending, twisting, and jumping. In the future, these moving crystals may open the doors to the development of crystal-based robots. Play Credit: Taniguchi et al. Crystals with other dimensions exhibit bending and flipping under temperature changes. In experiments, repeated heating and cooling cycles caused these crystals to quickly roll across a surface, attaining speeds of 16 mm/second. This was approximately 20,000 times faster than the walking crystals, which crawled along at just 3 mm/hour.As the researchers explain, the asymmetrical shapes of the crystals is the driving force of both types of locomotion. In particular, the walking crystals have a thickness gradient while the rolling crystals have a width gradient. Both varieties of crystal experience a phase transition at a critical temperature, and due to the asymmetry, this results in a shape change that is more pronounced at one end of the crystal than at the other. Journal information: Nature Communications PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Along with previous research that has demonstrated crystal motion in other types of crystals, the new results suggest that crystals appear to be promising candidates for robotics. In general, materials that respond to external stimuli, such as temperature changes, have potential applications as sensors, switches, and in a wide variety of other areas. The researchers, led by Hideko Koshima at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, have published a paper on walking and rolling crystals in a recent issue of Nature Communications.”We believe that this finding opens the doors to a new field of crystal robotics,” Koshima told Phys.org. “Currently, robots made from metals are rigid and heavy, making them unsuitable for daily interaction with humans. Our goal is to make symbiotic soft robots using mechanical crystals.”In their work, the researchers investigated asymmetric crystals derived from chiral azobenzene. In experiments, they showed that exposing the crystals to alternating hot and cold temperatures (changing between 120° and 160° C over the course of approximately 2 minutes) causes changes in the crystals’ shapes.Depending on their dimensions, some of the crystals repeatedly bend and straighten. Over repeated heating and cooling cycles, these shape changes translate into the mechanical motion of inchworm-like walking. Citation: Walking crystals may lead to new field of crystal robotics (2018, February 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-crystals-field-crystal-robotics.html Image and illustration of crystals that roll under alternating temperatures. Credit: Taniguchi et al. More information: Takuya Taniguchi et al. “Walking and rolling of crystals induced thermally by phase transition.” Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02549-2 Images of crystals that “walk” like an inchworm by bending and straightening under alternating temperatures. Credit: Taniguchi et al. © 2018 Phys.org Explore further Robotic crystals that walk n’ roll This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.