(CNN)Throughout the German countryside, the evidence of an energy revolution is becoming part of the scenery. Wind turbines dot the hillsides and solar panels can be seen on the roofs of even the most rural farmhouses.
(CNN)Glenn Selig, spokesman for Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates, was killed in the weekend Kabul hotel attack, according to a statement from spokesperson for The Publicity Agency and Selig Multimedia Inc., his Florida-based companies.
Washington (CNN)American citizens were among those killed in the weekend attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, US State Department officials told CNN.
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)As Afghanistan mourned another deadly attack Sunday — one that raises questions about the potential for stability in the region — a top American general says US victory in Afghanistan is still a possibility.
(CNN)Afghanistan has observed a day of mourning for the 103 people killed in the bombing of a Kabul hospital on Saturday. It was the latest in a sequence of devastating attacks, underlining the difficulties the Trump administration faces as it reiterates Washington’s security commitment in Afghanistan.
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(CNN)In 1764, British weaver James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny, a mechanized yarn-spinning machine that enabled one person in a textile factory to do the work of eight. Industrial innovation of this kind transformed what had been a rural workforce, and among the new industrial workforce were young children often subjected to terrible working conditions.
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(CNN)In Cape Town, South Africa, they’re calling it “Day Zero” — the day when the taps run dry.
As computer storage gets progressively cheaper, the capacity of microSD cards continues to go up. As a result, what would seem absolutely unbelievable only a few years ago is now possible: a 512 GB microSD card was recently revealed, becoming the biggest microSD ever created.
It comes from manufacturer Integral Memory, whose card overtakes the previous record holder by a significant margin. SanDisk’s 400 GB card is now in second place, although, as The Verge points out, SanDisk still has the edge in speed: Integral Memory’s microSD comes in at 80 MB/s, while SanDisk’s is at 100 MB/s.
The new card also happens to be classified as the SDXC UHS-I U1 format, meaning that it can be used to capture full HD video from cameras–and it can be used in a Nintendo Switch. The Switch actually supports such microSDs up to 2 TB in capacity, although obviously such cards don’t exist yet.
In the meantime, you can grab one of these Integral Memory cards to download all the games you could want. In fact, according to our best guess using this list, you likely could download the entire current Nintendo Switch library to this card–and still have about 50 GB to spare.
There’s no word yet on the price, but it’s likely that you’ll have to shell out quite a bit of money for it when it’s released in February. The SanDisk 400 GB card, after all, still costs $240 on Amazon. But storage continues to get cheaper every year, so microSD cards of similar capacities will probably be widespread after a few years.
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The N.C.A.A. has sent a letter of inquiry to Michigan State University, formally opening an investigation into how the university handled the case of Lawrence G. Nassar, the sports doctor who sexually assaulted scores of female athletes.
Dr. Nassar spent decades on the faculty at the university and treated its athletes as well as members of the United States national gymnastics team.
“The N.C.A.A. has requested information from Michigan State about any potential rules violations,” said Donald M. Remy, the association’s chief legal officer, on Tuesday.
N.C.A.A. bylaws require colleges to protect the health, safety and well-being of athletes. Among those who have said Dr. Nassar abused them are members of the Michigan State cross country and softball teams. Kathie Klages, the former gymnastics coach who retired last year, has been accused of seeking to cover up allegations against Dr. Nassar.
Several years ago, the N.C.A.A. was widely criticized for how it handled a case involving Penn State University in which Jerry Sandusky, a longtime assistant football coach, sexually abused young boys. (Sandusky is serving a decades-long prison term.)