Marshfield volleyball drops WVC match at D.C. Everest

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWESTON – The Marshfield volleyball team lost 3-1 to second-place D.C. Everest on Tuesday in a Wisconsin Valley Conference match at D.C. Everest High School.Everest won 25-22, 18-25, 26-24, 25-14, to improve to 9-2 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Marshfield is now 7-4 with one match remaining at home Thursday against Stevens Point.Ema Fehrenbach had 12 kills, Stephanie Rhodes added eight kills, and Anna Ripp led the Tigers with 26 assists and five blocks.Sara Dasler had 20 digs, Maureen Cassidy added 12, and Jenny Scheppler had three aces for Marshfield.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of  MarshfieldAreaSports.com).last_img read more

This Week’s Live Stream is All About Search and Big Data

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news alex williams Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts We head to Boston tonight. Heading there for Lucene Revolution, a conference that is all about open-source search. It’s really about the future of search and the role of distributed systems, the search requirements that are needed and the challenges faced by companies like Twitter, LinkedIn and Cisco. We’re super juiced about this event. Why? It’s another chance to grasp the meaning of big data. And it’s another chance to do some live streaming interviews like we did at Oracle Open World. It’s my shtick these days. If I am going to travel all over the country, I might as well get out the camera and share some interviews.We’ll start the live stream on Thursday at 12:30 pm PST. We’ll go for 30 minutes to an hour. Hope you can join us.I posted the basics on Plancast. We’ll post a reminder Thursday morning.The goal is to get a better view of the market, get to know some more people and see some familiar faces. I’m looking for insights, news and generally all the stuff journalists look for when attending these kinds of events.We hope to see you there!Disclaimer: Lucid Imagination is paying for Alex Williams’ airfare and hotel to attend Lucene Revolution.last_img read more

How the ghost knifefish became the fastest electrical discharger in the animal kingdom

first_img By Moheb CostandiMar. 27, 2018 , 2:00 PM How the ghost knifefish became the fastest electrical discharger in the animal kingdom The South American ghost knifefish (pictured) may not be the brightest spark in the animal kingdom, but it certainly is the most persistent. It has a specialized organ in its tail containing a small group of cells that can discharge electricity at frequencies approaching 2000 times per second, the fastest in the animal kingdom.To find out how the ghost knifefish does this, researchers compared the gene encoding the voltage-gated sodium channel, a protein essential for generating electrical signals, in the ghost knifefish with those of the glass knifefish, an electric relative, and the channel catfish, a nonelectric species. They found that the gene was duplicated in ghost knifefish approximately 14.5 million years ago, then acquired several mutations over the subsequent 2 million years, which made the channel fire more frequently and led to it being synthesized by nerve cells in the spinal cord as well as in muscle cells, the team reports today in PLOS Biology. The fish uses these electrical sparks to navigate, detect objects, and communicate.The scientists say the findings could provide new clues about the genetic basis of epilepsy and certain inherited muscle diseases, which are associated with mutations in sodium channel genes.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)center_img blickwinkel/Alamy Stock Photo last_img read more