Windies Women lose final one-dayer

first_imgEAST LONDON, South Africa (CMC):West Indies Women wasted two handsome partnerships as they crashed to a 35-run defeat to South Africa Women in the final one-day international of the three-match series here yesterday.Chasing 236 at Buffalo Park, the Caribbean side twice looked poised to pull off victory, but lost wickets in clusters to end on 200 for eight off their 50 overs.Former captain Merissa Aguilleira and opener Shaquana Quintyne both struck 40, while wicketkeeper Shemaine Campbelle stroked 27 and Deandra Dottin, 25.West Indies Women lost teenage opener Hayley Matthews for two in the third over of the innings with the score on nine, but were bolstered by a second-wicket stand of 57 between Quintyne and Kyshona Knight (18).Quintyne faced 68 balls and counted six fours, while Knight’s innings consumed 45 deliveries and included two fours.When Quintyne was bowled by leg-spinner Dane van Niekerk in the 19th over at 66 for two, it triggered a slide where another three wickets fell for 42 runs to leave West Indies Women on 118 for five in the 33rd over.Yet again, they benefited from another tidy partnership, this time between Aguilleira and Campbelle, who added 52 for the sixth wicket. The right-handed Aguilleira struck three fours off 65 balls while Campbelle’s innings was a breezy one, requiring just 32 balls and including three fours.Windies Women looked to be taking the advantage when both batsmen fell in the space of seven deliveries and when Anisa Mohammed went for one, three wickets had tumbled for seven runs.Stumbling at 177 for eight in the 46th over, West Indies Women had no momentum and their innings crawled to a tame end.Earlier, opener Trisha Chetty and van Niekerk both struck 55, while Mignon du Preez got 43 and Marizanne Kapp, 39, as South Africa Women eased to 235 for six after opting to bat first.The hosts benefited from handy partnerships throughout their innings, thanks to Chetty. She and Andrie Steyn (21) put on 39 for the first wicket before she combined with du Preez to add a further 72 for the second wicket. Chetty faced 83 balls counted four fours while du Preez struck seven fours in a 62-ball innings.When du Preez departed in the 25th over, Chetty anchored a third wicket stand of 41 with Kapp, to give the Proteas Women renewed momentum.Chetty and Lizelle Lee (6) perished in the space of 18 balls to leave South Africa Women on 163 for four in the 40th over, but van Niekerk masterminded a 64-run, sixth wicket partnership with Kapp, to give the innings a strong finish.West Indies Women won the series 2-1 after taking the first two games of the series.last_img read more

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Curry scores 35, Warriors come back to beat 76ers

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, goes up for the shot with Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington, right, defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 22-point halftime deficit was no big deal for the defending NBA champions.Stephen Curry scored 35 points, Kevin Durant had 27 and the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 124-116 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Kerr called a pair of timeouts minutes apart in the first half. The second one came after the play he designed wasn’t run the way he drew it up. Curry took the blame for that one.“I forgot the play,” he said. “Four dribbles in, I didn’t know what I was supposed to do with the ball.”RESPECT THE PROCESSEmbiid, Simmons and the rest of the young Sixers left an impression on the Warriors.“They’re gonna be a load coming up for years,” Durant said. “You’re seeing a team that you should start following.”Kerr praised Philadelphia’s dynamic 1-2 punch.“Embiid and Simmons are different,” he said. “You don’t see that anymore. Simmons is incredibly gifted. The two of them together are difficult to cover.”TIP-INSWarriors: The 47 points allowed in the first quarter was their most given up in any quarter since Portland had 48 in the fourth quarter of a game on Nov. 14, 1992.76ers: J.J. Redick scored 20 points, and Dario Saric had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I was extremely aggressive in the first quarter, just didn’t make the shots,” Curry said. “We were more calculated in the third quarter.”A raucous, sellout crowd that chanted “Trust the Process” most of the night went silent while the Warriors put on a shooting clinic in the second half.Even veteran David West came off the bench and made big shots in the fourth quarter to give the Warriors distance. He finished with 14 points. Klay Thompson had 16.“We weren’t locked in, we weren’t focused in the first half,” Kerr said. “It took the embarrassment of being blown off the floor to get us going.”Embiid was coming off a career-best performance — 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks, seven assists — in a 115-109 win at the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We take everybody’s best shot every night but they fight and fortunately we turned it around,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.Joel Embiid scored 21 points and Ben Simmons had 23 points and 12 assists for Philadelphia, which led 47-28 after one quarter and 74-52 at the half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBut the Warriors erased that large deficit with a furious rally in the third quarter. Curry’s 3-pointer got them within one point. He then made a pair of free throws to give Golden State a 90-89 lead.The two-time NBA MVP hit another 3 and Draymond Green blew past a defender for a dunk to make it 99-89 going into the fourth. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It looked as if he was on his way to another monster game in the first quarter. Embiid embraced the frenzied fans and slapped hands with a guy sitting courtside after a dunk.But the Warriors showed why they’re the best by stifling Philadelphia in the second half to improve to 12-4.The Sixers, who lost 135-114 at Golden State one week ago, fell to 8-7.“We have to play for 48 minutes,” Embiid said.Playing his first game since receiving a lucrative contract extension, Robert Covington had 20 points for Philly.Back home for the first time following a five-game road trip to the West Coast, the Sixers showed no jet lag in the first half.They jumped ahead 15-4 following a 3-pointer by Embiid. Covington stripped Durant and hit a 3 to make it 37-18, electrifying the crowd.Durant’s dunk off Green’s alley-oop pass got the Warriors within 70-51 late in the second. But Embiid finished off the half with a dunk that sent the Sixers into the locker room up 74-52.“We have to focus, we have to take care of the ball and handle our defensive assignments,” Simmons said.TIME-OUT TIMES TWO View comments UP NEXTWarriors: Continue their four-game road trip Sunday afternoon at Brooklyn.76ers: Host Utah on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Irving, Brown help Celtics rally for 15th straight win Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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300 Million Children to Receive Immunization Worldwide If…

first_imgThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that the U.S. Government will commit $1 billion to The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, in the 2015-2018 fiscal years to help vaccinate 300 million children worldwide.A statement from USAID indicates that the amount announced is subject to congressional approval.It further states that the U.S. contribution will support Gavi’s plan to immunize 300 million additional children and save at least 5 million lives by 2020.If approved by the U.S. Congress, the US$1 billion will benefit Africa, especially Sub-Saharan Africa where Polio, whopping cough, diphtheria and tetanus have been affecting children with Ebola now taking center stage.“Providing a new and underutilized vaccine to the world’s poorest countries is a key driver in ending preventable child deaths by 2035,” the statement notes.Accordingly, USAID will be working closely with host country governments, Ministries of Health and Finance, and in-country and global Alliance partners, and will bring its financial, technical, and diplomatic efforts together to support country immunization programs to reach all children with critical, safe vaccines.”GAVI represents a groundbreaking effort that has unified a global community of partners — from rural clinics to multinational corporations — in the fight to end the tragedy of preventable child death,” said USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. “In doing so, we are strengthening our own national security, economic prosperity, and moral leadership.”For the third year in a row in his State of the Union address, President Obama embraced the vision of eradicating extreme poverty. USAID’s support for vaccines and immunization is foundational to these efforts.In June 2012, the world came together for the Child Survival Call to Action: A Promise Renewed, to craft a global goal to end preventable child deaths by 2035 and pioneer new approaches to accelerate progress towards child and maternal survival.  In the last two years alone, 24 priority countries – of which 16 are in Africa – have achieved an eight percent reduction in under-five mortality, saving 500,000 lives. Many of these lives were saved by simple, low-cost, high-impact health interventions like vaccines. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance was created in 2000, bringing together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries.Since then, GAVI has helped immunize nearly 500 million children; saving 7 million lives, driven down the costs of life-saving vaccinations, and has helped the poorest countries expand their vaccination programs, the statement said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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LISCR, Union Douala in Sticky Tie

first_imgLiberia’s 2012 football giant LISCR FC settled to a 3-3 tie with Cameroonian Union Sportive de Douala (USD) in a friendly match on Monday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.The pulsating draw is the first time for a Liberian team to draw with a Cameroonian outfit.LISCR’s lanky midfielder Fred Brooks get the opener in the 7th minute through a header. Seven minutes later, Douala’s winger Madjo leveled the score also through a header.LISCR increased the tally through a spot kick from Sammie Kamara and was rotated by Douala’s Same.Douala’s potent striker Nlend Samuel put his side in front in the 69th minute but a solo drive by LISCR’s versatile and young midfielder, Sanney Carlos in the box resulted to a penalty owing to a foul.James Richardson tied the score from a rebound from Douala’s goalie.The technical director of the Cameroonian side, Ernest Agbor blamed their tie to poor officiating from referee George Rogers.Mr. Agbor argued that the second penalty wasn’t a foul, but rather a minor tussle.“We are not against the result of the game, but the attitude of the referee—he created unnecessary tension—some of the fouls were not to be called for,” Mr. Agbor said.The Douala’s technical director is the head coach of the Intermediate (Junior) national team of Cameroon. But a Liberian referee, who begged for anonymity termed Coach Agbor’s assertion as erroneous and argued that the officiating was fair.He said he was taken aback over the coach’s statement, pointing out that they drew with a better side. It may be recalled that in 2013, the Cameroon runner-up winner tossed LISCR FC from the CAF Champions Club tournament on a 3-1 aggregate.Union Sportive de Douala whipped LISCR FC 2-1 in Douala, Cameroon and also 1-0 in Monrovia.LISCR and Union Sportive de Douala’s sticky draw in the friendly followed a convincing 3-1 win over Liberia’s football giants Nimba United by the Cameroonian runner-up champions.Meanwhile, Nimba United is expected to play her return match in two weeks.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Flyers and Chiefs to meet for single game showdown

first_imgThe single game comes as a result of both teams being involved in very busy hockey schedules. Currently, the Chiefs are on a successful Alberta AAA playoff run, having just won a series over the Bentley Generals and are about to begin a best-of-seven series with the Stony Plain Eagles for the provincial championship.The Flyers are currently preparing for the upcoming Savage Cup, where they will take on the Powell River Regals in a best-of-five series, taking place in Powell River for a B.C. provincial championship.As a result of their busy schedules, the teams compromised and decided on the one game format, which will take place March 12 at Fort St. John’s North Peace Arena.- Advertisement -The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and will be the last opportunity for fans to show their support for the Flyers before they head to Powell River.last_img read more

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Car hits weight-loss clinic, killing Chino woman

first_imgBy City News Service A 42-year-old woman was killed and two other women were injured when a 67-year-old woman driver crashed a Mercedes-Benz into a Jenny Craig weight loss clinic Friday in Brea, police said. Julie Ann Montenegro of Chino Hills was one of three women inside the weight-loss facility in the 2500 block East Imperial Highway hit by the Mercedes-Benz C320 driven by Zola Galvan Sangoluisa of Placentia, Brea police Lt. Dan Hunter said. Sangoluisa drove through the front of the business around 12:58p.m., leaving a 21-year-old woman and a 38-year-old woman with minor injuries, Hunter said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Battalion Chief Ron Stocking told KCAL Channel 9 that firefighters had to work in a tight space to rescue a trapped woman. “When the firefighters arrived approximately five minutes after the dispatch, we found a female underneath a Mercedes-Benz completely trapped,” Stocking said. Montenegro was taken to UCI Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Guild sets the stage for ‘Oklahoma!’

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Canyon Theatre Guild will present the classic musical production “Oklahoma!,” opening March 24. “Oklahoma!” is one of Rodgers’ & Hammerstein’s most enduring Broadway hits. It was their first collaboration and was a groundbreaking musical, marking the first time choreography was used to advance the story of a show. Set in western Indian Territory in the early 1900s, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides colorful background for the show. The story of Curly, a handsome cowboy played by Joe Roselund, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl played by Jill Kocalis Pappas, runs into a few bumps along the road to true love. One of those “bumps” is Jud Fry, the farmhand on Laurey’s farm played by Jeff Vincent, who wants Laurey as his own. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Will Parker and Ado Annie are played by Garrett Finley and Whitney Vigil and are the comic love interest. Laurey’s Aunt Eller is played by Carol Rock. Joe Miele plays the Persian Peddler, Ali Hakim, who has won Ado Annie’s affection while Will is away at a rodeo. Will and Ado Annie finally come to an understanding that their relationship will be “All ‘Er Nothin”‘ and Ali willingly surrenders her only to fall prey to Gertie’s (Amber Van Loon) wiles – and her annoying laugh. “Oklahoma!” is directed by Patti Finley, and the assistant director is Michael Davies. The play will be staged at 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays with some Sunday evening performances, March 24 through April 30. Tickets prices range from $10 to $13 for students and seniors, and $13 to $17 for adults. Call the box office at (661) 799-2702 to make a reservation. The Canyon Theatre Guild is at 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall.last_img read more

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Iran coach Carlos Queiroz slams VAR and suggests Ronaldo should have seen red

first_imgIran coach Carlos Queiroz called VAR ‘obscure’ and suggested Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo should have been sent off in their World Cup match in Saransk.The Euro 2016 winners held on for a 1-1 draw with Queiroz’s side, in a match that was shrouded in controversy. After taking the lead through Ricardo Quaresma, the Portuguese were perhaps lucky to finish the game with ten men after Ronaldo appeared to swing an arm in the face of Iran’s Morteza PouraliganjiAnd former Portugal boss Queiroz, who had a very public falling out with the Real Madrid man after the 2010 World Cup, believes the 33-year-old did not see red because of his stature in the game.He said immediately after the game: “The VAR is a rather obscure system and I came to try to see the television in the bathroom to see what had happened.“I’m not going to be nice about what happened and this is going to be misinterpreted because of who the player [Cristiano Ronaldo] is. 2 2 Queiroz has an laminated chat with referee Enrique Caceres Caceres was at the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons “When you stop a game because of an elbow, or it’s an elbow or it’s not an elbow.“One elbow on the face is red card and it was not.”It was a night to forget for the former Manchester United man, as he also saw a penalty saved which, if converted, would have seen him move level with Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.After referee Enrique Caceres awarded a controversial penalty against Portugal, fans called for VAR to be scrapped on Twitter.last_img read more

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DONEGAL SHOP FINED FOR SELLING ILLEGAL BIRD TRAPS

first_imgA well-known Letterkenny cut-price shop has been fined for selling illegal bird traps.Smart Value, which has stores in Galway, Cork, Sligo, Donegal and Longford, was accused of selling the traps at its store on Pearse Road.Letterkenny District Court heard how wildlife officer Andrew Speer spotted the ‘glue traps’ at the store on April 29th, 2010. He spotted a total of 39 of the traps which capture birds and also rodents when they land on them.The court was told Mr Speer did not have his official identification on him when he spotted the items in the shop.However he asked store staff to put the traps away to one side and he came back the following day to serve the shop with a summonse.Solicitor for the chainstore, Mr Kieron Dillon, said staff at the store thought the traps were to be used for catching vermin such as mice and rats.“They honestly didn’t know what they were for really. They were bought as an overall jobs lot and they were just included and put out on the shelves,” he said.He said staff at the store so-operated completely and could have simply thrown away the items when first approached by the wildlife officer.Judge Paul Kelly found the store, which has head offices at Moneenbraddagh Industrial Estate in Castelbar, Co Mayo, guilty under Section 34(6) of the Wildlife Act of 1976.He ordered the store to pay €250 to the Donegal branch of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.AT HEARING© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL SHOP FINED FOR SELLING ILLEGAL BIRD TRAPS was last modified: November 8th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man Climbs Glass Like a Gecko

first_imgBio-inspired technologies are starting to reach the market.Gecko PadsA heavy man with a pack climbed up a sheet of glass, and it wasn’t Spider-Man.  It was a volunteer testing out new dry adhesive technology inspired by gecko toes.  “During testing, an operator climbed 25 feet vertically on a glass surface using no climbing equipment other than a pair of hand-held, gecko-inspired paddles,”  a press release from DARPA states.  “The climber wore, but did not require, the use of a safety belay.”DARPA’s Z-Man program has demonstrated the first known human climbing of a glass wall using climbing devices inspired by geckos. The historic ascent involved a 218-pound climber ascending and descending 25 feet of glass, while also carrying an additional 50-pound load in one trial, with no climbing equipment other than a pair of hand-held, gecko-inspired paddles….The goal of the program is to develop biologically inspired climbing aids to enable warfighters carrying a full combat load to scale vertical walls constructed from typical building materials.“The gecko is one of the champion climbers in the Animal Kingdom, so it was natural for DARPA to look to it for inspiration in overcoming some of the maneuver challenges that U.S. forces face in urban environments,” said Dr. Matt Goodman, the DARPA program manager for Z-Man. “Like many of the capabilities that the Department of Defense pursues, we saw with vertical climbing that nature had long since evolved the means to efficiently achieve it. The challenge to our performer team was to understand the biology and physics in play when geckos climb and then reverse-engineer those dynamics into an artificial system for use by humans.”Geckos can climb on a wide variety of surfaces, including smooth surfaces like glass, with adhesive pressures of 15-30 pounds per square inch for each limb, meaning that a gecko can hang its entire body by one toe. The article describes how gecko toes can cling to many surfaces, without glue, using atomic (van der Waals) forces from billions of tiny spatulae on its feet.  One can see many practical applications in the consumer market for this capability.  In addition to “reversible adhesives for potential biomedical, industrial, and consumer applications” mentioned by DARPA, many a kid would love to play Spider-Man or Gecko-Man.Eye CameraAnother example of biomimetics coming to market was announced by IEEE in a press release: “Sony Creates Curved CMOS Sensors That Mimic the Eye.” Coming soon to a camera or smartphone camera near you will be curved detectors that do a better job at light collection.The retinas of humans and other animals line the curved inner surface of the eye. Now, in a bit of biomimicry, Sony engineers reports that they have created a set of curved CMOS image sensors using a “bending machine” of their own construction.The result is a simpler lens system and higher sensitivity, Kazuichiro Itonaga, a device manager with Sony’s R&D Platform in Atsugi-shi, Japan reported on Tuesday at the Symposium on VLSI Technology in Honolulu, Hawaii.There are several advantages to a curved, retina-like sensor: (1) better light collection, (2) better sensitivity at the edges, and (3) less noise per pixel.  “All told, the curved systems were 1.4 times more sensitive at the center of the sensor and twice as sensitive at the edge, according to the Sony engineers.”PhysOrg said no dates have been provided for when the curved sensors will appear in Sony products, but the buzz is that it could be soon.  One photography blog said it promises to be “an impressive leap forward in digital imaging technology.”  Perhaps it would be better described as an impressive leap backward to technology that was already there.Other Biomimetics NewsSpider venom inspires bee-safe pesticide (Science Magazine)It’s springtime for the artificial leaf at Caltech (Nature)Understanding mussels’ stickiness could lead to better surgical and underwater glues (American Chemical Society)The NaysayerAre humans better inventors than nature?  “Simply copying nature is no way to succeed at inventing,” David Taylor challenged on The Conversation.  “Just ask Leonardo da Vinci” whose attempts to copy bird flight never got off the ground.  Taylor sees “bio-inspired engineering” only as a heuristic start.  “At some point you have to give up the love affair, dump nature and move on,” he says.  “The problem is that simply copying nature doesn’t work.”  In human engineering design, he argues, we cannot endure the failure rate nature tolerates, like fractured bones or breaking tree limbs.  Some designs that inspire engineers don’t scale well, he adds.  A tiny mite that runs faster than a cheetah in terms of body lengths per second.  Humans, though, are more interested in absolute speed, not relative speed, so that knowledge is not very practical for engineers.  “Nature can be a wonderful muse, an excellent starting point in the development of a new engineering device or material, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that nature has already solved your problems for you,” he ends.  While he may have a point, the gold rush from engineers bringing bio-inspired devices to market may leave him muttering to himself in their dust.Let’s see Taylor do anything that nature does better.  Let’s see him invent something that mimics a living organism, that develops itself from an internal program, lives off the environment, and makes copies of itself.  If the efficiency, robustness and optimization of nature’s designs were not so good, then whole university departments and companies would not be rushing to copy them.  The better way to express his point is that human engineers have to make compromises that nature does not.  We have to take shortcuts to make cheap imitations of nature’s designs.We apologize for cluttering the Amazing Facts award with DARPA’s dumb remark, “nature had long since evolved the means to efficiently achieve it.”  We cannot take responsibility for the bad habits of our sources. 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