via CNN Money
Unicode, the organization that develops emojis, said that a diverse range of skin tones will be available when Unicode Version 8.0 launches in June 2015.
This will include not only the existing yellow, but five other shades, ranging from pink and brown to black.
“People all over the world want to have emoji that reflect more human diversity, especially for skin tone,” said Unicode, in a report with design recommendations.
iRobot coming soon?
Barack Obama is challenged to a game of football with a Japanese robot while on a presidential visit to Japan. Asimo, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda, is on display at a Tokyo innovation museum. The US president is in Asia for four days, leaving for South Korea on Friday
The Earth Quake has passed but now mothers face rising radiation exposure.
Current radiation release figures from TEPCO, the power company that operates and manages the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant now reveals that larger than originally reported releases of radiation at 770,000 terabecquerels did happen, a level that may hold much more significance as the disabled plant is expected to continue to release radioactive isotopes over an extended period of time.
“The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant remains very serious,” said the IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency in a recent March 26, 2011 report.
SOURCE: Women’s News Network
You can go over to CNN and read the rest of this long article but the truth of the matter is that things are not looking good in terms of the water being contaminated. While the world is concerned with Rebecca Black, Charlie Sheen, and the upcoming royal wedding, we are having a serious disaster over in Japan.
Tokyo (CNN) — About 11,500 tons of radioactive water that’s collected at crippled Japan’s Fukishima Daiichi nuclear facility will be dumped into the Pacific Ocean, a cabinet minister said Monday, as workers prioritize dealing with a crack that has been a conduit for contamination.
These are the latest, but hardly the only challenges facing workers at the embattled power plant and its six reactors, which have been in constant crisis since last month’s ruinous earthquake and tsunami.
Authorities have decided to release excess water that has pooled up in and around the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors directly into the sea — a step that Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano called “unavoidable,” even though this liquid was contaminated in the process of trying to cool nuclear fuel rods.
The build-up of water could cause problems around the nuclear facility, which is 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of Tokyo, Edano said Monday.
I was actual up last night when news of this broke and it just was crazy seeing an actual tsunami in real time destroying land,buildings, and human life like it was nothing. I know a bunch of you woke and saw this and felt we are in the ‘last days’.
The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways and tossed cars and boats like toys, apparently killing hundreds and forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the “enormously powerful” earthquake had caused “tremendous damage over a wide area.”