Will Trump’s executive order change things at Mexican border?

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced changes to asylum requirements, leading to thousands of asylum seekers being charged with federal crimes and imprisoned—their children detained separately.

Here, Jayashri Srikantiah, a professor of law and director of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford University, and Lisa Weismann-Ward, clinical supervising attorney and lecturer in law at the university, discuss the evolving policies and President Trump’s new executive order.

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Avocados with edible anti-spoilage coating hit US stores

Apeel-coated avocados reportedly stay ripe (without spoiling) twice as long as their untreated counterparts

We’ve already heard about experimental edible coatings made from silk, pectin and chitosan that increase the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now, however, a coating made from waste plant material is being used on avocados sold in US supermarkets.

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Bicymple Nuvo is a penny farthing for modern times

The Bicymple Nuvo will definitely get you noticed

Remember the Bicymple? First announced in 2012, it’s a rather goofy bike with optional two-wheel steering and pedals located directly on the rear wheel. Now, its creators – Josh Bechtel and Gabriel Starbuck – are back with the penny farthing-inspired Bicymple Nuvo.

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Lamborghini does beautiful work restoring rarest Miura ever

That dramatic front spoiler gives the SVR a bit of a wry smile

Looking at the sharp edges and wedges of modern Lamborghini design, it’s easy to forget that the Raging Bull once employed pure, natural curves not intersected by razor-straight lines or crisply angled polygons. But ensuring that past Lamborghini greatness is not forgotten is why Polo Storico came to be in 2015. Lamborghini’s restoration arm recently put its masterful expertise to work on the Miura SVR, and the results are as stunning as they were when the one-of-a-kind Miura was first created.

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Comparing the 6 best phones you can buy for less than US$300

New Atlas compares the specs and features of six budget smartphones: the iPhone SE, LG K30, ...

As smartphones get smarter, they inevitably get more expensive, and last year we saw the iPhone X whiz past the US$1,000 mark. But you don’t need to crack open the piggy bank to buy a supercomputer just to make calls and send texts – there’s a whole range of phones that trim away some of the fat to bring the price down. New Atlas compares the specs and features of some of the best phones you can buy for under $300 – the iPhone SE, LG K30, Huawei Mate SE, Nokia 6.1, ZenFone 5Q (or 5 Lite), and the Moto G6.

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The astonishing Nature Conservancy Photo Contest winners

The Colima volcano erupting at night, a winning photograph in the Landscape Category

The Nature Conservancy recently revealed the winning photographs from its massive global contest hunting down the most glorious images of nature across five categories. The winning photograph from French photographer Camille Briottet, illustrates the majesty of two wild Stallions frolicking in the mud.

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software and technology • Re: CAD Render-Rama

MK19 wrote:
Lowe9 wrote:I create each of the plies as a separate body in SolidWorks so that way a distinct material can be applied to each body. I first create the primary surface, then thicken, then copy the bottom surface, thicken again, etc etc for each of the plies. This technique has the advantage of creating edges that are normal to each of the surfaces which is great for modeling molded plywood. I apply a darker wood material to the alternating plies when rendered to help mimic the different grain directions.

I have done this before come to remember. I have seen some amazing plywood renders where they have used textures though.

Endgrain textures aren’t the hard part – it’s being able to get a good UV mapping especially for something that’s can’t be roughed in with a cubic map.

Hard when you’re working in Keyshot or most typical ID tools unless you export to an interim tool like Blender/Maya/Max to do the UV unwrapping.

This video seems to have a good overview of the process for Blender (which is free) if anyone wants to get fancy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0rqQ4DJBEk


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