BetWay Power look to end first round on a high

first_img Tags: Betway PowerJKL DolphinsKIU TitansNBL This is BetWay Power’s last first round gameFUBA National Basketball League 2018Friday, 29-06-2018YMCA Court, Wasndegeya-KIU Titans vs Ndejje Angels, 6 PM-Betway Power vs JKL Dolphins, 8 PMBetWay Power will look to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Ndejje Angles when they take on the JKL Dolphins at the YMCA Court on Friday.The BetWay bank-rolled side lost their first game on Sunday to end their winning start to the league but will view it as a minor setback in their title push.Opponents JKL Dolphins have not found issues of recent despite missing Ivan Lumanyika who is part of the Silverbacks team in lagos – JKL has won their last three games in a row against KCCA, UCU and Our Savior although none of them matches Power in terms of strength.Brian Namake has been a strong pillar for the dolphins so far, he has scored 140 points in total this season, only Joseph Wacha (our Saviour, 150) and Landry Ndikumana (City Oilers, 141) have scored more. Namake has also laid 31 assists, a tally bettered by only sharing’s Emma Okumu (330 and Ndejje’s gauthier Badhera (36).However, Power still look favorites as the side won both ties in the regular season last year – Power beat JKL 77-67 in Juky and 63-70 in October.In the other tie, KIU Titans will be aiming to temporarily go on top with a victory over giant slayers Ndejje Angels.KIU takes on Ndejje AngelsBrian Wathum’s Titans have only lost two games this season coming at the hands of leaders Power and Sharing Youth.However, against Ndejje, the Titans may have to double their efforts if they are to pick maximum points. Ndejje have won their last three games including a 59-58 and 63-52 over title chasing City Oilers and Power respectively.Like I always say, Titans’ roster on paper, can beat up on anyone in the league but it depends which team shows up on court, as we have seen them score 100 points past UPDF, the same team that only managed 46 points against Sharing Youth.Comments last_img read more

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To search for alien life, scientists make a library of life’s colors

first_imgHere’s a new way to search for life on alien worlds: Look for the light it reflects into space. To prepare for such a search, scientists have made a library of life’s colors, cataloging the spectra, or wavelengths of light, reflected by 137 types of microorganisms, they report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the visible wavelengths of light, the microbes’ spectra depended on their pigments—what we think of as their color—which varied from species to species. In the infrared, however, the microbes all looked similar, absorbing light at particular wavelengths due to the water inside of them. If scientists detected a pattern of wavelengths that matched the types of pigmentation seen in earthly species, and displayed the universal absorption features in the infrared, it would be evidence for life. The database could help scientists design searches for life on watery, habitable exoplanets like the artist’s conception above, using the new, highly sensitive telescopes on the horizon. But such a search would be a technical challenge, because the light reflected by a planet is swamped by that of its star. And, the technique isn’t foolproof—it works only if the planet has a transparent atmosphere with few clouds, so that light reflected from microorganisms can escape, and is probably most useful for life that is likewise carbon-based and therefore has the same chemistry constraining its spectrum. Still, remote-sensing techniques like these may be our only hope for finding our kin in the far-flung corners of universe.last_img read more

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