OSU center Pat Elflein wraps his hand around the football during the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditCoach Urban Meyer couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season as 107,193 fans watched his Ohio State Buckeyes put on a historic offensive showing as they beat Bowling Green State University 77-10 in the ‘Shoe. A dominant showing by the Buckeye defense combined with redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett’s seven touchdown performance helped the buckeyes start the season on a winning note.Despite finishing the game strong, Barrett started off sloppy. With the Buckeye offense driving towards the end zone, Barrett threw an interception that sophomore Brandon Harris returned 63 yards as Bowling Green took a shocking 7-0 lead. However, Barrett rebounded putting together an impressive number of total yards on way to a rout over the Falcons.With Barrett in control, the Buckeyes scored three unanswered touchdowns in quick succession. By halftime, the Buckeyes had already racked up 456 yards of offense and 24 first downs, led by five touchdowns from Barrett. The Buckeye defense also stepped up to limit the Falcons to only 244 yards on the day and a measly 3-for-16 on third down.Despite getting taken out in the third quarter, Barrett still finished the game with seven total touchdowns, tying his own school record of six touchdown passes, while completing 21 of 31 passes for 349 yards. Junior H-back Curtis Samuel had an incredible day as he rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, while adding nine receptions for 177 yards and two touchdowns. Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber pounded out 136 yards rushing on 19 carries.On the defensive side, redshirt sophomore Malik Hooker had two interceptions and freshmen Rodjay Burns added an interception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to pad the score even further.By the Numbers776: Ohio State racked up a program record 776 yards of offense for the day.15: Head Coach Urban Meyer might have had a case of déjà vu today, as he began his head coaching career with the falcons fifteen years ago.95: With the win over Bowling Green, Ohio State has now gone an incredible 95 years without losing to another in-state school. Their last loss to an Ohio school was to Oberlin in 1921.5: This was the fifth meeting all time between Bowling Green and Ohio State, with the buckeyes coming out on top in every matchup.4: A total of four redshirt freshmen or true freshmen scored for the Buckeyes on Saturday.67: The buckeyes won the game by 67 points, which was their largest margin of victory since defeating FCS school Florida A&M 76-0 in 2013.9: A total of nine Buckeyes caught a pass on Saturday.41: OSU gained 41 first downs against Bowling Green, the most since Cincinnati in 2014 where OSU had 45 first downs.7: Not only did Barrett account for an individual program record seven touchdowns, redshirt freshman Joe Burrow threw his first touchdown pass with the Buckeyes making a total seven team passing touchdowns. That ties a school record that occurred in 1995 against Pittsburgh.
After yesterday’s match at Sochi, Jose Mourinho applauded his former player Cristiano Ronaldo as a player for “special matches” following his hat-trick that helped Portugal draw 3-3 with Spain on Friday.Ronaldo scored a hat-trick alongside a powerful late free-kick, to ensure Portugal claimed a point from a thrilling Group B opener and Mourinho who managed Ronaldo during his time with Real Madrid showered his fellow Portuguese with praises, according to Sky Sport.“He knew. He knew and that’s what I really admire in some players and he is a great example,” said Mourinho in his role as a pundit for Russia Today.“There are players for some matches, there are players for every matches and there are players for special matches. And the players for special matches are the ones.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“His [free-kick] record lately is not the best, I think for every free-kick he takes in the national team, he is not scoring as much as he did for Manchester United and for the first years in Real Madrid.“But this one is the critical one, this one is a crucial point, it can affect the self-esteem, the self-confidence, the way to appear in the next two matches, the rivalry, what it means for Portuguese people who is at home. And he has this little touch, this little feeling and the goal is fantastic.”While Ronaldo was the star of the show in Sochi, he was helped on his way to a hat-trick by an error from Manchester United David de Gea.
Alvaro Morata didn’t have a successful first season at Chelsea as his performances were downgrading by every single game and there were a lot of rumours that he is not happy at the club and he wants to leave.The Spaniard was linked with a move abroad but he insisted that he was told that everyone wants him to stay and therefore, he decided that the best option would be to try to improve his performances with the Blues.Morata spoke about the upcoming season as he said, according to Goal:“On the first day of pre-season, I spoke to [Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia] and with the manager and I said: ‘I want to stay at Chelsea.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“They told me: ‘We have a lot of confidence in you and we want you to stay too.’ So everything was perfect.”“All the people said I wanted to leave, that I was not happy in London but it’s not true. Now I have taken another house, a bigger one, near to Cobham.”“My wife is very happy. When everyone is talking about the possibility to leave I am here looking for a house. So the story is finished and I can’t wait for Sunday’s game.”
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is keen on a return to his former club Juventus during the January transfer window, according to Metro.The Frenchman resigned for Manchester United back in the summer of 2016 for a then world record fee of £90million but has struggled to replicate the same performances from Juventus.Pogba is keen to leave Old Trafford after falling out with manager Jose Mourinho. The pair were involved in a heated bust-up with the United boss last term, which led him to be dropped from the team.Reports in the Italian press suggests Pogba’s poor relationship with Mourinho is the driving force behind his desire to leave Old Trafford. And the midfielder is planning a return to his former club where he would link up with Cristiano Ronaldo.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The Italian champions shelled out a club record €100million fee to bring the current Balon D’Or holder to the Allianz stadium in Turin.Should Pogba complete a shock return to Juventus, the midfielder would be able to play for the Italian club in the Champions League as UEFA have removed the ‘cup-tied’ rule from their competitions as of this season.But first, the France international must take on his former club in the Champions League group stage as United have been drawn alongside Juventus, Valencia and Young Boys in Group H.
More information: www.marblar.com/ Citation: Marblar site seeks to clickstart science uses (2012, October 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-10-marblar-site-clickstart-science.html (Phys.org)—”That’s a cool lab trick but what’s its purpose?” Marblar wants to tease out great answers from those who log in to participate. With prizes, points and kudos in the mix. Marblar is a new web site that aims to make dream connections possible between scientists and an enlightened audience of innovative thinkers who might collaboratively dream up new uses for unused technology. The Marblar team is coaxing its audience to clickstart a science revolution by coming up with uses that can enable the next big thing. “One thought leads to the next but sometimes to a dead end,” said the site’s video. “Perhaps we can help make ideas click together in a new way.”
Schematic experimental methodology. Credit: (c) Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaj1699 Explore further Citation: Researchers launch plasmons with controlled amounts of angular momentum (2017, March 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-03-plasmons-amounts-angular-momentum.html (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from institutions in Germany and Israel has developed a way to launch plasmons with controlled amounts of angular momentum using spiral-like structures fashioned into a smooth layer of gold plate. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their technique and why they believe it could one day provide the basis for a new type of storage device. Journal information: Science © 2017 Phys.org 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. More information: G. Spektor et al. Revealing the subfemtosecond dynamics of orbital angular momentum in nanoplasmonic vortices, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaj1699AbstractThe ability of light to carry and deliver orbital angular momentum (OAM) in the form of optical vortices has attracted much interest. The physical properties of light with a helical wavefront can be confined onto two-dimensional surfaces with subwavelength dimensions in the form of plasmonic vortices, opening avenues for thus far unknown light-matter interactions. Because of their extreme rotational velocity, the ultrafast dynamics of such vortices remained unexplored. Here we show the detailed spatiotemporal evolution of nanovortices using time-resolved two-photon photoemission electron microscopy. We observe both long- and short-range plasmonic vortices confined to deep subwavelength dimensions on the scale of 100 nanometers with nanometer spatial resolution and subfemtosecond time-step resolution. Finally, by measuring the angular velocity of the vortex, we directly extract the OAM magnitude of light. New theory to explain why sun’s surface rotates slower than its core Prior work had shown that it was possible to use orbital angular momentum of photons as a way to store data in the air (because of their different phase advances—each could be used to represent an individual character), which in practical use would be optical fibers. In this new effort, the researchers have found a way to do much the same thing, only on a chip, which allows for it to be confined, making it much easier to port to an actual application.To accomplish this feat, the researchers turned to plasmonics, which are oscillations in quantum particles or quasiparticles. In this case, it was the oscillation of electrons that occurs when photons strike a metal surface. The idea, the researchers noted, was that plasmons allow for confining light, which meant that it was possible to make its wavelength conform to a metal surface. They found they were able to kick off plasmon waves with angular momentum by etching spirals into a gold plate—that allowed for monitoring its motion using an electron microscope. Using it, they were able to see that firing photons at the spiral in the plates caused electrons to be ejected, which was an indirect way to “see” plasmons, which were controlled by the angular momentum of photons. This meant it was possible to use the initial wave advances to represent characters within the confines of a computer chip. That day is still a long way off, of course— the work was more a proof of concept than a finished product. But if a way can be found to mass produce chips using the technique, end users could see a huge increase in the amount of data storage. The work also suggests, the team notes, that it might be possible to do some things with light that have never been possible before.
The ANITA-IV experiment in Antarctica, prior to being launched on a balloon. Credit: Drummermean/CC BY-SA 4.0 More information: The ANITA Anomalous Events as Signatures of a Beyond Standard Model Particle, and Supporting Observations from IceCube, arXiv:1809.09615 [astro-ph.HE] arxiv.org/abs/1809.09615 Journal information: arXiv A team of researchers at Penn State University has found new evidence that suggests some particles detected in Antarctica do not fit the Standard Model. They have written a paper outlining their arguments and have posted it on the arXiv preprint server. Explore further 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. Citation: New evidence suggests particles detected in Antarctica don’t fit Standard Model (2018, October 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-evidence-particles-antarctica-dont-standard.html © 2018 Phys.org Prior research has shown that when low energy cosmic particles encounter the Earth, they are likely to pass right on through—high energy particles, on the other hand, are almost certain to run into something else, preventing them from passing through in one piece. Instead, they cause an avalanche of collisions, creating a shower of particles that eventually emerge on the other side of the planet. But what if a high-energy particle were to make it all the way through without creating a particle shower? That would mean there likely exists a particle that is not described by the Standard Model—and that is exactly what researchers studying particles detected over Antarctica are reporting.To date, two odd particle events have been detected by a sensor attached to a high-altitude balloon hovering over Antarctica as part of a project called the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA)—the first detection was back in 2006, the second in 2014. Both indicated that a high-energy particle had somehow made its way through the planet without encountering anything. The first detection was attributed to equipment problems or some other unknown factor. The second caused more concern—but not enough for anyone to seriously consider challenging the Standard Model. In this new effort, the researchers report that they have found other evidence of the same type of particle, suggesting the two anomalies might truly represent unknown particles.The new evidence came in the form of sensor data from the IceCube experiment in which sensors buried in the Antarctic ice continually detect particle events. Data from the sensors showed that three events with unexplained properties had occurred. The researchers suggest the two unconnected sources of data indicate that it is time to start asking whether the anomalies hint at the possibility of particles beyond the Standard Model. Hunting for dark quarks