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Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS) Market to Receive Overwhelming Hike in Revenues by 2026

[Mon 06:03] The report covers the present scenario and the forecast growth prospects of the Nanoelectromechanical Systems market for 2019-2026 along with the product revenue and consumption rate of Nanoelectromechanical Systems market globally. The Nanoelectromechanical Systems market is forecasted on the basis of revenue analysis, product standard and strategic developments of key market players. The research provides an in-depth evaluation of price trends, government regulations, value chain analysis, and significant market players that provides a global overview of the Nanoelectromechanical Systems market. The Porter's 5 Forces model for Nanoelectromechanical Systems market is also included to assist understand a competitive landscape on the market.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Physics faculty and colleagues discover window into the human genome

[Mon 05:03] Ferguson's research, in collaboration with colleagues Diana Stavreva from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health; and Tineke Lenstra of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, seeks to unravel the grammar and syntax of the human genome through a study of the regulation of transcription, or the process by with DNA is transcribed into RNA, which occurs in the nucleus of our cells. "Nobody has ever measured the timing between the binding of a molecule, called a transcription factor, to a gene and then the resulting transcription of the RNA, so we're the only ones that have ever made that measurement. What it can do is open a window into the living genome, as a dynamic living thing," Ferguson said. "Essentially we can fix our genomes when they are not working, curing human diseases like cancer. We can design new synthetic genomes, to do chemistry for example, and we can do DNA computation. In a sense, computation is something our genomes are already doing," he explained. While these three possibilities are still largely theoretical, Ferguson likens the potential for discovery and innovation with the human genome to the discoveries of early astronomers.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership Supports Native Students in STEM

[Mon 05:03] The staff can connect students with relevant faculty members, look over their application letters, find tutors and help them navigate any number of challenges faced by indigenous students at predominantly White institutions. Gibson said graduation rates for indigenous students from kindergarten through graduate school are "Really disturbing" - let alone graduate education in STEM disciplines. Yatchmeneff finds that indigenous students often don't consider STEM fields as a viable career path, especially students from rural communities where there might be fewer opportunities to meet scientists or engineers. The aim is to create communities of indigenous students in STEM fields at the graduate level.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Bioelectronics: science fiction becomes science fact

[Mon 05:03] While novelists such as Banks explore the implications of technology through science fiction, real-world neuroscience could lead to devices that challenge our understanding of humanity and disease coming to market within decades. Bioelectronics may seem new but the pacemaker, an electric device connected to the heart that helps regulate the heartbeat, has been a mature technology since the 1950s, he says. These insights, along with progress in miniaturisation, battery technology and artificial intelligence, open the possibility of devices that can communicate with the brain and offer different ways to treat many illnesses. "Taking a cocktail of lots of pills in the later stages of life is a massive driver of your quality of life." Instead, bioelectronics could replace chemical treatments and improve the way in which our "Reptile brains" manage organs and help them cope with modern diets and lifestyles.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Area students build wacky contraptions for Maker Bolder challenge

[Mon 04:03] Pulleys, robots, catapults, dominoes, ramps, weights, gears and even mousetraps all came into play as students from area schools worked together to build a giant Rube Goldberg style machine. Maker Bolder hosted its second Wacky Contraptions challenge Sunday at the Boulder Jewish Community Center. Along with the challenge, five sponsors set up maker stations that included opportunities to try virtual reality, pick locks, make a stop-motion animation video and build with Legos. Bixby art teacher Robert MacKenzie said the school has partnered with Maker Bolder for the last four years on its largest event, STEAM Fest, and saw the contraptions challenge as another opportunity for students to "Make something and see it in action."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Bethesda halts new content development for The Elder Scrolls: Legends

[Mon 03:05] The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Bethesda's take on the collectible card game genre based on the same universe as Skyrim and Oblivion, is no longer under active development. There was supposed to be another set released this year, but that will no longer happen, and no new expansions and other future content are coming to the game. Players who have not yet tried playing The Elder Scrolls: Legends may still download the game on all platforms where it has been released, and online single-player modes will still be available. With new content development halted, the release of the collectible card game on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch no longer seems likely.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Metacritic deleted more than 6,000 negative ratings for Death Stranding

[Mon 03:05] Metacritic, the v.ideo game review and rating aggregator website, recently deleted about 6,000 negative user ratings for Death Stranding, bumping up the score for the latest Hideo Kojima game. Between December 4 and 5, argandg found that negative user ratings for Death Stranding on Metacritic had decreased from 9,335. As of the time of writing, there are 8,809 positive user ratings and 3,186 negative user ratings for Death Stranding on Metacritic, with a score of 7.3. Metacritic did not make an announcement before removing the negative user ratings for Death Stranding.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google Maps reportedly working on feature that shows streets with good lighting

[Mon 03:05] XDA Developers spotted code in the Google Maps v10.31.0 beta that reveal the Lighting Layer, which will show streets that have good lighting. Activating the feature will highlight well-lit streets in yellow, and there will also be indicators for streets with poor to no lighting. The code suggests that Google Maps users will need to zoom in to see the lighting data, and that the feature will initially be available only in certain regions. The feature will be a welcome addition to people who rely on Google Maps whenever they are in unfamiliar territory, such as tourists walking or driving in foreign cities or countries.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea claims to carry out test at once-dismantled site

[Mon 03:03] SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a "Very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year. CNN reported Friday that a new satellite image indicated North Korea may be preparing to resume testing engines used to power satellite launchers and intercontinental ballistic missiles at the site. The Sohae launching center in Tongchang-ri, a seaside region in western North Korea, is where the North has carried out banned satellite launches in recent years, resulting in worldwide condemnation and U.N. sanctions over claims that they were disguised tests of long-range missile technology. None of North Korea's three intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017 was conducted at the Sohae site, but observers said the site was used to test engines for ICBMs. After his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June last year, Trump said Kim told him that North Korea was "Already destroying a major missile engine testing site" in addition to committing to "Complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NYU Launches Dual Degree Program With Indian Institute of Technology

[Mon 02:03] New York University's engineering school and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur are embarking on an international partnership, offering a new dual doctoral degree program in computer and electrical engineering. The New York University Tandon School of Engineering has collaborated with the Indian engineering school since 2016 through student and faculty relationships. Undergraduate student interns from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur have visited New York University, and faculty in electrical engineering and computer science continue to work together on research. The Institute of Technology, Kanpur created another dual degree program with National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in the last year.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Taiwan-Janssen Project picks 3 R&D units in 2019

[Mon 02:03] The three award recipients are: a team organized by Biomedical Technology and Device Research Laboratories at government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute; one from National Taiwan University; and one from Taipei Medical University. Taiwan-Janssen Project is jointly sponsored by MOST, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceutica, which is subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Janssen will offer 3-year R&D subsidy of US$500,000 to the BTDRL team, while MOEA will also offer some financial assistance. Janssen will offer 6-month technological counseling services for the NTC and TMU teams.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Madurai needs science centre

[Mon 02:03] Prominent members of the scientific community in Madurai feel the need to establish a science centre in the city to create a scientific temperament among the public - particularly young students, who need to experiment and learn concepts. Director of Galileo Science Centre A. Sathya Manickam said steps were taken to create scientific infrastructure in Madurai over the years, but nothing materialised. "There was a proposal to build a science centre and an observatory in Nagamalai Pudukottai on a one-acre plot. A science park was constructed on a portion of Rajaji Park but that too was dismantled and converted into a hall. Now, no scientific facilities exist in Madurai but for the laboratories in schools and colleges," he said. S. Soundararaja Perumal, Director in charge, Periyar Science and Technology Centre, said that priority would be given to establish a centre in Madurai at the earliest.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Forget The Hype, Aramco Shares May be Valued At Zero Next Year

[Mon 01:03] This week will see the onset of full trading activity in the shares of Saudi Arabia's flagship oil company, Aramco. Through a combination of wooing local retail investors via preferential loans, threatening wealthy Saudis with the sort of treatment they had during their imprisonment in the Ritz Carlton in 2017, and inveigling the two principal credit ratings agencies to toe the exact Saudi line on the 'lack of significance' of the 'Houthi' attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais, the Saudis have finally been able to sell off a part of Aramco. Clearly, fixing oil pricing is the very reason why OPEC was established in 1960, Saudi Arabia has been its de facto leader ever since, and Aramco is the prime vehicle through which Saudi Arabia's production and pricing strategies are implemented. Facing sizeable budget deficits every year until 2023 at the earliest, even by the most optimistic projections, Saudi's need for a Brent oil price of over US$84/85 pb this year - the budget breakeven level - appears almost existential in nature.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Karnataka children use household items to create contraptions at science fest

[Mon 01:03] BENGALURU: Students from various schools in Bengaluru, Shivamogga, and Mysuru districts applied scientific methods to create their own 'contraptions' at Prayoga's Sci-Cascade, in the city, on Sunday. In the Class 5-7 category, BNM States School, Bengaluru won the first prize, while Excel Public School, Mysuru and Poorna Learning Center secured the second and third positions, respectively. In the class 8-10 category, Excel Public School, Mysuru came first and second, while Hongirana School of Excellence won the third position. Among the Independent participants Hongirana School of Excellence, Amatekoppa won a prize.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

1010data appoints Jeri Allan as Chief Revenue Officer

[Mon 00:03] 1010data a leading provider of time series-driven collaborative analytics, consumer intelligence and alternative data solutions, announced the appointment of Jeri Allan as Chief Revenue Officer. In her new role, Jeri will be responsible for optimizing the sales organization to build lasting customer relationships, drive new client development and serve as a catalyst for high-velocity growth. "Jeri's experience building and scaling high-caliber sales organizations, as well as her deep understanding of SaaS-based collaborative analytics and data sharing solutions, will greatly benefit us as we focus on continuously delivering value to the clients we serve," said Inna Kuznetzova, COO of 1010data. Allan previously served as Chief Sales Officer of INTTRA, the largest digital network and data analytics provider for the ocean shipping industry, processing over a quarter of all containers in global trade and connecting over 60 ocean carriers and 35,000 shippers prior to its acquisition by E2open.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

N. Korea conducts test at rocket site

[Mon 00:03] None of North Korea's three intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017 was conducted at the Sohae site, but observers said the site was used to test engines for ICBMs. After his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June last year, Trump said Kim told him that North Korea was "Already destroying a major missile engine testing site" in addition to committing to "Complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. Satellite imagery later showed the North dismantling a rocket engine-testing stand and other facilities at the Sohae site. Last March, South Korea's spy agency and some U.S. experts said that North Korea was restoring the facilities, raising doubts about whether it was committed to denuclearization. North Korea said the results of Saturday's test were submitted to the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

GE Healthcare Life Sciences pairs up with Advanced Solutions Life Sciences to create new opportunities for regenerative tissue manufacturing

[Mon 00:03] GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Advanced Solutions Life Sciences will enter into a strategic R&D and distribution partnership that sets out to personalize tissue regeneration. The integration of IN Cell Analyzer and BioAssemblyBot® systems technologies will embed cellular-level assessments into the 3D-bioprinting workflow used to create human tissue models. Emmanuel Abate, General Manager of Genomics & Cellular Research, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, says: "Printing multi-material 3D objects inside of microwell plates allows scientists to efficiently move away from traditional 2D monocultures on plastic, to 3D discovery and cytotoxicity models that more accurately reflect native biology and disease. By combining this flexibility and precision of the BioAssemblyBot® with the image quality and speed of the IN Cell Analyzer 6500 HS confocal screening platform, the prospect of automating high content screening in 3D models can become a reality." This alliance will result in a new product to address this challenge: an integration of GE Healthcare Life Sciences' IN Cell Analyzer confocal imaging platform with IN Carta cell analysis software, and ASLS' BioAssemblyBot® 3D bioprinter with TSIM® design software.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Air Force Aims to Deploy a New Battlefield Weapon: Faster Communications

[Mon 00:03] Dec. 8, 2019, 6:01 p.m. ET.SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - The Air Force will propose spending $9 billion over the next five years to build a system to automatically send intelligence to front-line forces, new technology that strategists say will change how the military fights and will help deter aggression by Russia and China. While many people raised on Hollywood movies assume military intelligence is communicated automatically, the Air Force only now has created teams of software engineers writing code to directly connect the drones, ships and satellites, and the Air Force's new proposal would build on that. All the military branches have efforts to improve how they share information, although Air Force officials hope their program, Joint All-Domain Command and Control, has the promise to link the entire military. Air Force officials say it is also requiring them to build software development teams to write code and an investment arm to give the military early access to promising Silicon Valley technology.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea says it carried out 'very important test' at long-range rocket launch site

[Sun 23:03] SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Sunday it carried out a "Very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that U.S. and South Korean officials said the North had partially dismantled as part of denuclearization steps. After North Korea entered nuclear talks with the U.S. last year, Washington and Seoul said North Korea had dismantled parts of its Tongchang-ri facility. South Korea's spy agency and some U.S. experts said in March that North Korea was restoring the facility, the assessments that rose doubts over whether North Korea is committed to denuclerization. At the United Nations, a statement released by North Korea's U.N. ambassador, Kim Song, said that denuclearization had "Already gone out of the negotiation table." It said North Korea does not need to have lengthy talks with the United States as the end-of-year deadline set by Kim for substantial U.S. concessions in nuclear diplomacy looms.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

2020 CubaDupa to Take the Airwaves with CubaSonic

[Sun 23:03] WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - Since its establishment in 2015, CubaDupa has been a festival of creative people, a time to connect ideas and experiences, and a weekend that defines community through music and performing arts. For the 2020 CubaDupa, the free celebration takes things to the next level with its most ambitious project yet-a mass musical performance called CubaSonic. Finally, add a bespoke score written for this CubaDupa mass performance zone by leading New Zealand composer John Psathas, and that begins to describe the CubaSonic experience. With help from creative partners like John Psathas, a Tesla coil inventor, pioneering sound technicians, and hundreds of local musicians, CubaDupa will electrify the street, rejuvenate the urban environment, and disrupt the heart of the creative capital with beautiful experiences on 28 and 29 March 2020.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Boulder 13-year-old gaining notice as balloon artist

[Sun 23:03] He's refined his techniques and made more than 100 balloon dresses, as well as creating balloon decor for events for friends and Boulder Country Day School, where he's a seventh grader. He designed an elaborate blue-and-white balloon dress with more than 500 balloons for the Twist and Shout Balloon Festival in Chicago as a sixth grader and was invited twice to contribute to an annual balloon fashion show in Kansas City, Mo. The fashion show is hosted by Molly Balloons, one of his mentors. His strengths, he said, are speed and details, allowing his to make balloon fashion faster than many of the adult balloon artists. "I've never met a balloon artist who is not friendly," he said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea conducts ‘important test’ at once-dismantled launch site

[Sun 23:03] SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a "Very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year. CNN reported Friday that a new satellite image indicated North Korea may be preparing to resume testing engines used to power satellite launchers and intercontinental ballistic missiles at the site. None of North Korea's three intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017 was conducted at the Sohae site, but observers said the site was used to test engines for ICBMs.After his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June last year, Trump said Kim told him that North Korea was "already destroying a major missile engine testing site" in addition to committing to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea said the results of Saturday's test were submitted to the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Graduate students do real work. Let us unionize.

[Sun 23:03] The ruling's logic - that graduate assistants' work is primarily educational - is deeply flawed and demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of the duties that graduate students perform. For many graduate students - as is clearly true for Ph.D. students in science, technology, engineering, and math fields - classes, homework, and tests are hardly the primary focus of their work. I am fortunate to work at a university that, due to decades of strong organizing by graduate students and their allies, has voluntarily recognized our Graduate Student Organizing Committee as a valid bargaining unit. The historical underpaying and overworking of graduate students will surely continue unless graduate students have a way to effectively organize and negotiate with their universities.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Boulder County nonprofits to participate in Colorado Gives Day

[Sun 23:03] With the holidays right around the corner, Tuesday marks Colorado Gives Day, a day nonprofits are asking Coloradans to open their wallets and help raise funds for various causes. Colorado Gives Day is a day each year in December when nonprofits across the state push to raise money. Sister Carmen has been involved with Colorado Gives Day since the beginning and each year it is able to receive a little more. "Colorado Gives Day provides a unique opportunity for nonprofits to benefit from the promotion of charitable giving to a much wider audience than we may normally be able to reach," Brackenridge said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

S'pore-based young innovators shine in Asia-Pac list

[Sun 22:03] For her ground-breaking research, the 31-year-old Singaporean scientist was named one of 20 people in the MIT Technology Review's 2020 Innovators Under 35 list for the Asia-Pacific. The list, a regional version of the renowned global Innovators Under 35 list, honours young innovators under the age of 35 for their work in shaping the future of technology in various fields such as biotechnology, transportation and energy. The list also honours Mr Connor Talbot in New Zealand, who developed affordable and more comfortable prosthetic solutions for amputees using 3D-printing technology; and Ms Wong Wei Ru of Malaysia, who developed a novel technique using light to detect the dengue virus and its antibodies in clinical blood samples. Mr Steve Leonard, founding chief executive of SGInnovate, which sponsored last Tuesday's event, said: "The 20 Innovators Under 35 are a group of exceptional young scientists pursuing research that, in many cases, relates to substantial challenges facing humanity."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

As Water Runs Low, Can Life in the Outback Go On?

[Sun 21:03] As a crippling drought and mismanagement have left more than a dozen Australian towns and villages without a reliable source of water, the country is beginning to confront a question that strikes at its very identity: Is life in Australia's vast interior compatible with the age of climate change? Australia's cities - which rely on expansive dams and, increasingly, plants that transform seawater into drinking water - may be able to sustain themselves even in the driest conditions, policy experts say. The local zoo, one of the largest in Australia, is recycling water and has replaced some garden beds with synthetic turf. In Australia's cities, the picture is somewhat less bleak, but even there, water supplies are running short.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

SpaceX's special Starlink broadband satellite aimed at easing astronomers' fears

[Sun 20:05] When SpaceX properly launched its Starlink program in May 2019, many observers lauded the company's ambitious plan to provide broadband coverage to locations around the world using thousands of small satellites. Having watched videos of the first batch of 60 satellites sailing through the night sky, stargazers voiced concerns that the the brightness of the satellite - if deployed in large numbers - could affect their ability to get a clear view of deep space, and also interfere with radio wavelengths used during the course of their space exploration. The SpaceX executive said that while it may be exciting to spot a Starlink satellite in the night sky, it was also important for astronomers to be able to do their work without interruption. SpaceX is aiming to launch batches of 60 satellites every two to three weeks over the next 12 months, a rate that should give them enough coverage to provide global broadband by the middle of 2020.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR on sale December 10

[Sun 20:05] Ever since Apple unveiled them at WWDC 2019, people have been wondering when the ultra-powerful Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be launching. With typical immodesty, Apple proclaimed that "The all-new Mac Pro, the world's best pro desktop, and Apple Pro Display XDR, the world's best pro display, will be available in December." The Pro Display XDR is the first standalone high-resolution display Apple has sold since it discontinued the Thunderbolt Display in 2016. Fancy getting hold of the Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR? The Mac Pro starts at a whopping $6,000, while the Pro Display XDR costs $5,000.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Riot Games to expand League of Legends universe with help of other developers

[Sun 20:05] League of Legends developer Riot Games will expand the universe of its massively popular online battle arena game with the help of other developers, through its newly launched publishing label Riot Forge. Riot Forge will create partnerships with smaller studios to developer more League of Legends games, with multiple titles already in development. According to the Riot Forge website, it will publish games for PCs, consoles, and mobile devices, but not every game will be available in all platforms. Riot Forge has so far been secretive of its current partners and their projects, but League of Legends fans should look forward to The Game Awards 2019, where the first Riot Forge project will be revealed.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Week In Review: Alphamab Oncology Plans $350 Million Hong Kong IPO

[Sun 20:03] Deals and Financings Alphamab Oncology, a company developing eight bispecifics for oncology, plans to stage an IPO before the end of the year on the Hong Kong Exchange that could raise up to $350 million. EOC Pharma, the oncology development arm of China in-licensing company Eddingpharm, raised $71 million in a Series C round led by Tigermed, TF Capital and Yingke PE. Headquartered in Taizhou, EOC manufactures and commercializes oncology products for China use that require mid- to late-stage clinical development for registration. An affiliate of the China Academy of Sciences, Division of Physics and Chemistry, Hygea has been supported by China's 863 program and other China national and Beijing funds. ICT, which has already completed a China trial of ICTCAR014, plans to move its products rapidly through proof-of-concept trials in China and then expand into US and global development.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site

[Sun 20:03] The Sohae launching center in Tongchang-ri, a seaside region in western North Korea, is where the North has carried out banned satellite launches in recent years, resulting in worldwide condemnation and U.N. sanctions over claims that they were disguised tests of long-range missile technology. None of North Korea's three intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017 was conducted at the Sohae site, but observers said the site was used to test engines for ICBMs. After his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June last year, Trump said Kim told him that North Korea was "Already destroying a major missile engine testing site" in addition to committing to "Complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. Last March, South Korea's spy agency and some U.S. experts said that North Korea was restoring the facilities, raising doubts about whether it was committed to denuclearization. The statement accused the Trump administration of persistently pursuing a "Hostile policy" toward the country "In its attempt to stifle it." The statement was a response to Wednesday's condemnation by six European countries of North Korea's 13 ballistic missile launches since May. The North Korean diplomat accused the Europeans - France, Germany, Britain, Belgium, Poland and Estonia - of playing "The role of pet dog of the United States in recent months."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ESCA's Student Council Collects Boxes of Joy for the Needy

[Sun 20:03] East Shoreline Catholic Academy's Student Council help in making Christmas a little brighter for those in five countries who have not. The students collected toys to fill the boxes, resulting in packaging ninety small boxes, and five big boxes. The Boxes of Joy are shipped to the children in greatest need around the world. ESCA is the successor school of Our Lady of Mercy School in Madison and Saint Mary School in Branford.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Science needs true diversity to succeed – and Australian astronomy shows how we can get it

[Sun 20:03] Australian astronomy punches well above its weight, in terms of the research it leads and the facilities it houses. In recent years, Australian astronomy has made striking progress towards gender equity, in large part because of a system known as the Pleiades Awards operated by the Astronomical Society of Australia. The 2016-25 Australian Astronomy Decadal Plan, commissioned by the Australian Academy of Science, sets a target of 33% of positions at all levels to be filled by women within the next six years. As female astronomers not too many years ago would often testify, sometimes the welcome and support inside the Australian faculties and organisations could have been a bit warmer.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Russia, America, and Creeping Authoritarianism

[Sun 19:03] The course that Vladimir Putin wanted for Russia was lifting Russia off its knees, right? Which means that somebody has put Russia on its knees and it wasn't the oligarchs. So to me it's emblazed in my head, you know, and no matter what other people say, this is what I believe my America is. In Russia, people [protesting] are getting real prison terms; they were not even protest leaders. The resurgence of nationalism in Russia under Putin is very, very clear, and, of course, the thing about nationalism is it's something that is easy to give to people.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

‘Science research short of focus in India'

[Sun 19:03] Lack of focus and objectivity has crippled scientific research in the country rendering the efforts at different levels redundant, an eminent scientist and academician said on Friday. The often asked question is when will India win a Nobel Prize in science but the people engaged in research have no clear perspective as to what they were doing and where it was taking them, Director of the Institute of Physics and National Institute of Science Education and Research Prof Sudhakar Panda said here on Friday. The national conference was organised by the Department of Physics of the Institute of Technical Education and Research, SOA's faculty of engineering, in collaboration with the International Academy of Physical Sciences, Allahabad. Prof Panda said research funding agencies often wanted to know about the research work being done or where it was taking the research scholars, "But I'm afraid we don't yet know what we are trying to do." While the question of India winning a Nobel was being asked at the higher level, those in the middle were unaware where they were and those at the bottom had made a mess of their careers before reaching the level of research scholars, he said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

16 children scientists to represent State in National Science Congress

[Sun 19:03] A total of 16 child scientists will be representing the state in the 27th National Children Science Congress- 2019 to be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from December 27 to 31. These child scientists were chosen from among the 146 who attended the 27th State Children Science Congress on the weekend. Child scientists from 95 blocks of 13 districts of Uttarakhand took part in the 27th State Children Science Congress 2019 that was held at Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology, Vigyan Dham campus on the weekend. Speaking on the occasion the UCOST director general Rajendra Dobhal said that the science congress provided a platform to children to showcase their talent in science from block to state levels in addition to giving them an opportunity to attend the national level event.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Technology Innovations key to Nigeria’s development – Omo- Agege

[Sun 19:03] ABUJA- DEPUTY President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo Agege said yesterday that Nigeria must accelerate advancements in technology and innovations in order to realize critical development goals in the Digital Age. Nigeria can leapfrog into a great future through the adaptation of technology and utilization of innovations to boost institutional capacity, expand access to quality healthcare and boost productivity in agriculture along with other critical sectors. "These spectacular accomplishments and prodigious feats could not have been possible without the application of technological and innovative skills, knowledge, and stability. With technology and innovation increasingly occupying pivotal roles in our national development process, the task of effectively leveraging this special field for optimal development has become germane, and indeed imperative for all sectors of our national life." In our current market-driven media industry with the advent of globalization and expansion in digitization, the all-important role of technology cannot be over-emphasized; technology has become the soul of many businesses including small and large-scale corporations."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NIIST technology forwaste water treatment

[Sun 19:03] The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology has issued the patent licence for an eco-friendly technology for waste water treatment developed by it to a Kochi firm for commercialisation. It is a novel high-rate anaerobic reactor for treating complex waste water and patented it a few years ago. According to the officials, the technology is suited for treating complex effluents generated by rice mills, ice cream plants, milk and milk product units, fish processing industries and similar units that flush out complex waste water. "This is a totally eco-friendly biological method of treating waste water with minimum running cost," the officials said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Is the new Iranian advanced centrifuge a game changer? - analysis

[Sun 18:03] Iran said on Saturday that "50 new achievements will be unveiled on April 9, including new centrifuge systems," referring to the date of National Nuclear Technology Day.Is this the final nail in the coffin of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal? Will Iran continue racing toward a nuclear weapon in the hope it will achieve that point before anyone can stop it?As with the Islamic Republic's four prior violations of the nuclear deal, the answer is probably still not yet - but keep watch. A hint missed by most that this new alleged advanced centrifuge system is likely not an immediate game-changer is that Iran said the new system will be unveiled on April 9.In other words, in four months from now something might happen. The sources pointed out multiple times that Iran surprised the West, including with its underground Fordow nuclear facility and its pre-JCPOA jump to enriching uranium to the 20% level, up from the much lower 3.67% and 5% levels. Returning to Albright, he warned the Post that even if the Islamic Republic's discussion of advanced new centrifuges may be hubris, there are many reasons to worry that Iran could quickly shorten what he currently estimates as a six- to 10-month breakout timeline to a nuclear bomb.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Class Notes: Veteran principal to lead new Harrison Elementary, and more education news

[Sun 18:03] Wendy Jung, principal of Harrison Elementary, has been named tapped to lead the new Harrison Elementary that will open for the 2020-21 school year. A veteran educator, Jung has served as Harrison's principal for the past four years, according to news release from Hamilton County Schools. After serving as assistant principal at Franklin, she also served as principal at East Lake Academy, now-closed Chattanooga Middle, Howard High School, now-closed 21st Century and Tyner Middle School. The new Harrison Elementary is under construction on Highway 58 across the street from the existing school, on property next to Brown Middle.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New technique holds promise in cancer research and science studies

[Sun 18:03] A new technique reported this week in Science overcomes several limitations of typical high-throughput chemical screens conducted on cell samples. The new technology combines improvements in labeling cell nuclei with advances in profiling what genes are expressed in each of millions of cells. "The sci-Plex technique allows us to pool lots of genetically different cells and see what happens to many individual cells as they are perturbed in many different ways," said Trapnell. "We then collect all the data together and analyze it using modern tools from machine learning and data science to understand something about what each of those drugs does to the cells."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AWS SageMaker's new machine learning IDE isn't ready to win over data scientists

[Sun 17:05] AWS SageMaker, the machine learning brand of AWS, announced the release of SageMaker Studio, branded an "IDE for ML," on Tuesday. SageMaker Studio attempts to solve important pain points for data scientists and machine-learning developers by streamlining model training and maintenance workloads. SageMaker Model Monitor monitors models at SageMaker Endpoints for data drift. Through tools like Notebooks, Debugger, and Model Monitor, AWS seems to be attempting to win the hearts and minds of developers and data scientists.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Prize Recipient

[Sun 17:03] Pablo Jarillo-Herrero is currently Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at MIT. He received his "Licenciatura" in physics from the University of Valencia, Spain, in 1999. He joined MIT as an assistant professor of physics in January 2008 and he was promoted to Full Professor of Physics in 2018. Professor Jarillo-Herrero's research interests lie in the area of experimental condensed matter physics, in particular quantum electronic transport and optoelectronics in novel two-dimensional materials, with special emphasis on investigating their superconducting, magnetic, and topological properties. Prof. Jarillo-Herrero was selected as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics-Web of Science, and elected as APS Fellow, Fellow of the Quantum Materials Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Member at Large of the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AWS SageMaker’s new machine learning IDE isn’t ready to win over data scientists

[Sun 17:03] AWS SageMaker, the machine learning brand of AWS, announced the release of SageMaker Studio, branded an "IDE for ML," on Tuesday. SageMaker Studio attempts to solve important pain points for data scientists and machine-learning developers by streamlining model training and maintenance workloads. SageMaker Model Monitor monitors models at SageMaker Endpoints for data drift. Through tools like Notebooks, Debugger, and Model Monitor, AWS seems to be attempting to win the hearts and minds of developers and data scientists.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Innovative Scores Elevated the Year’s Documentaries

[Sun 17:03] Music for documentaries is being taken more seriously than ever before, going by the number of award-season screenings and even live-to-picture concert performances. British composer Alex Heffes spent five months writing 94 minutes of music for "The Elephant Queen," about a matriarchal pachyderm that leads her herd across the African savannah in search of water. Although the composer re-read much of Morrison's work in preparation for composing, the film's animated opening sequence also proved inspiring. Ohio composer Matt Morton recalls director Todd Douglas Miller's initial skepticism about creating a score "using only 1969 or earlier instruments.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Innovative consortium will provide access to newest clinical trials and medical breakthroughs

[Sun 16:03] New Jersey residents will have access to the newest clinical trials and medical breakthroughs as a result of an innovative consortium between Rutgers University, Princeton University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. At an event Thursday organized by that consortium, the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science, thought leaders from academia, health care, government and the pharmaceutical industry discussed the future of scientific and clinical trial innovation in the state. Other discussions revolved around how partners involved in the new grant will attract and train new researchers to the state, use machine learning and precision medicine to diagnose and treat diseases, as well as to expand access to clinical trials for New Jersey residents. During a panel discussion on public policy, New Jersey Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin emphasized the importance of streamlining health data so researchers and health care partners can grow medical advancements in the state.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

PlayStation reduces TV ads in November as game industry boosts spend to $62.7 million

[Sun 15:05] As the holiday season arrives, the gaming industry as a whole has been increasing its TV ad spend: In November, 13 brands spent an estimated $62.7 million - over $2 million more than October's spend - and shelled out big for the NFL, college football, and the NBA. PlayStation led the way for the second month in a row, accounting for over half of the industry outlay, followed by Xbox and Nintendo. PlayStation prioritized budgets to networks including ESPN, Fox, and Adult Swim, and programming such as the NFL, college football, and the NBA. Xbox takes second place with an estimated spend of $16 million on eight commercials that ran over 1,600 times, resulting in 739.5 million TV ad impressions. At No. 4: EA Sports, with an estimated spend of $1.5 million on six commercials that ran 200 times, resulting in 125.2 million TV ad impressions. 2K Games rounds out the ranking with an estimated outlay of $1.2 million on three ads that aired 111 times, generating 53.2 million TV ad impressions.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Watch your step! Injuries caused by phone distraction on the rise, study finds

[Sun 15:05] The study, published on Thursday in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, suggests that cellphone-related injuries are on the rise, highlighting that while many of the injuries are minor, such as cuts and bruises, others can result in long-term physical complications for the person involved. Some of the injuries listed in the report were caused by the device itself, such as a battery exploding or the phone accidentally hitting someone, but most were the result of distraction as the user walked along the street or operated a vehicle. Focusing on cellphone-related injuries to the head and neck, the team, led by New Jersey-based reconstructive surgeon Dr. Boris Paskhover, gathered its data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, which holds information on emergency room visits from around 100 U.S. hospitals across the U.S. The results showed that between January 1998 and December 2017, 2,501 patients suffered an injury through phone use, a figure that, if scaled nationally, would amount to just over 76,000 people, the report said. Lacerations were the most common injury, though broken bones and even brain injuries were also listed.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

This could be our first look at an upcoming midrange OnePlus phone

[Sun 15:05] A new report by 91Mobiles and prolific leaker, OnLeaks offers the first look at a supposed OnePlus 8 Lite, a relatively affordable option in the company's forthcoming OnePlus 8 line of phones. The OnePlus 8 Lite renders reveal a familiar all-glass, glossy exterior with a hole-punch cutout in the center of the display and a rectangular array - similar to the rumored Galaxy S11 phones - of two cameras on the rear. A recent leak said the OnePlus 8 Pro's punch-hole camera will be situated at the top left corner of the screen instead of the middle and the rear camera bump will be largely identical to the existing OnePlus 7 Pro. As the competition heats up in countries such as India, OnePlus may be looking to expand into more price segments on the back of its unparalleled foothold in the so-called "Affordable flagship" bracket with the OnePlus 8 Lite.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google Pixel 3a vs. Samsung Galaxy A50: Time for a new midrange king?

[Sun 15:05] Which device comes out on top when the Samsung Galaxy A50 and Google Pixel 3a go head-to-head? We found out. The Galaxy A50 emulates a sleek flagship with slim bezels, while the Pixel 3a is a far more modest affair, with chunkier bezels. While the Galaxy A50 takes some excellent shots, the Pixel 3a tends to create better overall pictures. Overall winner: Google Pixel 3a. There's a lot to recommend the Samsung Galaxy A50.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple AirPods Pro vs. Master and Dynamic MW07 Plus

[Sun 15:05] Apple's AirPods Pro seemingly came out of nowhere in October 2019, offering the kind of powerful upgrades and shockingly improved sound we hoped we'd get with the second-generation regular AirPods. The biggest upgrade for the AirPods Pro are the removable eartips that snap on and off with ease and offer a much more stable fit than the original AirPods. While the AirPods Pro offer just 4.5 hours per charge, the MW07 Plus offer a brawny 10 hours per charge and 40 hours in the case. The new AirPods Pro are a revelation for Apple when it comes to sound, offering balance, detail, and the presence of transients that is not only extremely accessible but also incredibly engaging.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Lenovo Smart Display 7 Review: Video calls for less

[Sun 15:05] New to the fold is the Lenovo Smart Display 7, which is now technically the smallest and most compact smart display in Lenovo's portfolio. Unlike the previous two smart displays Lenovo put out - which essentially looked the same but were sized differently - the Smart Display 7 slightly deviates with a design that's more likable in many ways. A typical compromise made with smart displays in this size range is that they tend to be underpowered in the sound department, and to no surprise, the Lenovo Smart Display 7 is no different. While it doesn't bring anything new to the table, the Lenovo Smart Display 7 does have everything you'd want in a smart display.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple admits iPhone 11s are sharing user location data — but not collecting it

[Sun 15:05] Apple finally explained why the iPhone 11 keeps sharing location data even when the feature is individually deactivated for all apps and services. Krebs uploaded a video showing that even after all apps and system services were set to "Never" request location data on an iPhone 11 Pro, the arrow icon that indicates that location services are working still kept appearing. According to Apple, the newer iPhones, including the iPhone 11 Pro Max, keep sharing location data because they include ultra wideband technology. "The management of ultrawide band compliance and its use of location data is done entirely on the device, and Apple is not collecting user location data," the company said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

What to expect from final PlayStation State of Play for 2019

[Sun 15:05] Sony promises a host of new PlayStation 4 announcements and updates in the final State of Play for 2019, which is set to air on December 10. PlayStation 4 gamers, set your alarms to 6 a.m. PT/9 a.m. ET on December 10. According to the official PlayStation Blog, December 10's State of Play will feature "Around 20 minutes of new game reveals, release date announcements, new gameplay footage, PlayStation Worldwide Studios updates, and more." Gamers should not expect any updates on the PlayStation 5. The previous episode of State of Play, which aired in September, was highlighted by a trailer for the highly anticipated The Last of Us: Part II. The last State of Play for the year will likely look to make an even bigger splash, so PlayStation 4 gamers eager for fresh news should tune in to see what Sony has in store.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Magic Leap in trouble? Report says only 6,000 AR headsets sold in first 6 months

[Sun 15:05] Magic Leap, the much-hyped augmented reality startup that has raised about $2.6 billion in funding, is reportedly in trouble after sales of its first AR headset fell way short of the company's target. Magic Leap executives eventually convinced Abovitz to go lower with a sales target of 100,000 units, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The Information reported that with the poor sales, Magic Leap started giving its employees free units of the AR headset. Magic Leap is already said to be working on the Magic Leap 2, which will feature several upgrades such as 5G compatibility, improved graphics, a wider field of view, and a smaller and lighter headset.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

SpaceX to test special Starlink satellite aimed at easing astronomers' fears

[Sun 15:05] When SpaceX properly launched its Starlink program in May 2019, many observers lauded the company's ambitious plan to provide broadband coverage to locations around the world using thousands of small satellites. Having watched videos of the first batch of 60 satellites sailing through the night sky, stargazers voiced concerns that the the brightness of the satellite - if deployed in large numbers - could affect their ability to get a clear view of deep space, and also interfere with radio wavelengths used during the course of their space exploration. The SpaceX executive said that while it may be exciting to spot a Starlink satellite in the night sky, it was also important for astronomers to be able to do their work without interruption. SpaceX is aiming to launch batches of 60 satellites every two to three weeks over the next 12 months, a rate that should give them enough coverage to provide global broadband by the middle of 2020.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea Conducts 'Important Test' at Previously Dismantled Rocket Launch Site

[Sun 15:03] North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a "Very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year. CNN reported Friday that a new satellite image indicated North Korea may be preparing to resume testing engines used to power satellite launchers and intercontinental ballistic missiles at the site. None of North Korea's three intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017 was conducted at the Sohae site, but observers said the site was used to test engines for ICBMs. After his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June last year, Trump said Kim told him that North Korea was "Already destroying a major missile engine testing site" in addition to committing to "Complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea said the results of Saturday's test were submitted to the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

China confirms satellite launch after military rocket’s ‘dragon’s tail’ stirs online speculation

[Sun 14:03] The "Dragon's tail" created by the launch was visible in Beijing. These characteristics mean the rockets could allow for the speedy launch of replacement satellites if the country's communication or navigation network in space was damaged or came under attack. The rocket exhaust trace seen in the northern Chinese sky appeared to be similar to one in April last year, which was believed to be caused by China test firing a hypersonic missile, probably the DF-17.But CASIC said it had been caused by the rocket launch, adding: "Today's KZ is perfect match for Beijing's clouds", adding two rocket emojis. Coincidently on the same afternoon, North Korea announced it had conducted a "Very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

WYWS: Champagne tariff dispute bubbles over, new North Korean rocket test

[Sun 14:03] France ready to take Trump's champagne tariff threat to WTO: France is ready to go to the World Trade Organization to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to put tariffs on champagne and other French goods in a row over a French tax on internet companies, its finance minister said on Sunday. North Korea claims to have carried out a 'very important' test at rocket launch site: North Korea said it conducted a "Very important test" at a rocket launch site on Saturday, the same day a senior diplomat said denuclearization is "Off of the negotiating table." The test paves the way for North Korea to launch a satellite or intercontinental ballistic missile around the end of this year, experts said, fulfilling a threat to give the United States an unwelcome "Christmas gift." A spokesman for North Korea's Academy of the National Defense Science said the test was carried out at Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in Tongchang-ri, a site near the Chinese border that has been used to launch satellites into space in the past. President Donald Trump said he had convinced North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to close down the site when the pair met in Singapore in June 2018. Saturday's test underlines just how far relations have deteriorated since a failed summit in Hanoi at the end of February, and could presage another round of weapons tests and hostile exchanges next year.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea holds ‘very important test’ at supposedly closed missile site

[Sun 14:03] North Korea conducted a "Very important test" at a long-range missile launch site that the reclusive regime had promised to close as part of nuclear weapons talks with the United States, state media reported on Sunday. North Korea didn't elaborate on what the test included. Missile experts said it appears North Korea tested a rocket engine rather than a missile launch, which are typically quickly detected by South Korea. "The results of the recent important test will have an important effect on changing the strategic position of the DPRK once again in the near future," KCNA reported, referring to North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

U.S. vs. China Is the Next Great Space Race

[Sun 13:03] If plans hold to launch its first long-term space station module in 2020, it will have matched the United States' nearly 40-year progression from first human spaceflight to first space station module in less than 20 years. As the commission warns, Beijing "Plans not merely to explore space, but to industrially dominate the space within the moon's orbit of Earth." China "Uses its space program to advance its terrestrial geopolitical objectives" and is deploying "Aggressive state-backed financing" to establish "a commanding position in the commercial launch and satellite sectors." Long-term, China has a "Military-civil fusion strategy" to turn space into "a critical U.S. military and economic vulnerability." Like the Soviets back then, China today is devoting "Ample funding" to "Dominate" space. If it comes down to spending money necessary to prevent that from happening, or not spending the money and allowing China to forge ahead and build space stations, mine the moon, and develop other cutting-edge space technology while we sit on our wallets, Congress is probably going to find the money - whether or not legislators are "Interested in space" per se.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How scientist created ‘martian chamber' – and life THRIVED in Red Planet breakthrough

[Sun 13:03] NASA has longed probed the possibility of life on Mars due to the similarities it shares with Earth to date, no proof has been found of past or present life as we know it. Recent advances suggest the Red Planet once flowed with water, meaning Mars may have once harvested life in conditions much warmer and wetter than today. "Life is possible on Mars, and Mars can be a habitat for organisms that live on Earth." Finally, phase three, the "Earth Independent" stage includes long-term missions on the Red Planet with surface habitats that only require routine maintenance, and the harvesting of Martian resources for fuel, water, and building materials.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Turkey, Ukraine to cooperate in nuclear science

[Sun 13:03] The cooperation between Turkey's Ankara University Institute of Nuclear Sciences and the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the State Nuclear Regulatory Committee of Ukraine aims at information sharing and joint studies in the field as well as to train students in areas such as use of nuclear technologies and radiation safety. "Educating our students in the best way is of great importance for the future of our country. For that, there is a need for laboratories in which nuclear science studies can be conducted," Meric said, highlighting there is a small number of academicians working in the field in Turkey. "There are many nuclear reactors in Ukraine. There is also Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant where a reactor accident occurred." Ihor Shevchenko, director of the SSTC NRS, also said Turkey is near to become one of the countries generating nuclear energy, and for that Ukraine is ready to share its experience.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A surprise for teachers: It's as simple as adopt, shop, give

[Sun 12:03] Nashville public school teachers also get up to $200 in reimbursement for supplies. Public school teachers across the United States spend an average of $450 on school supplies each year for which they are not reimbursed, according to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics. Down the hall from Rogers' classroom on Wednesday, fourth grade math and science teacher Kelly Cambre also received a small surprise. Supporting teachers like Rogers and Cambre, whether it's through supplies or salary, is vital, Styles said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Small Business: Tips for buffing up your online performance

[Sun 12:03] Online retailers have room for improvement considering 60% of online shoppers in the United States said they are dissatisfied with their holiday shopping experiences, according to a recent Pitney Bowes study. Karen Cardoso, owner and designer of Lynbrook-based Bolsa Nova Handbags, which sells leather handbags and shoulder straps online and in boutiques, says not offering free shipping to her online customers is out of the question. "Whether it's customizing your online storefront to surface recommended products or offering extra discounts to loyal customers," Shahalizadeh said, "a personalized shopping experience will set retailers apart and ensure customers keep coming back." Want to make your customer's lives easier? Consider: 72% of online shoppers prefer that retailers include preprinted return labels in the shipped package.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

China launches two Kuaizhou rockets in six hours

[Sun 12:03] Two solid-fueled Kuaizhou 1A rockets fired into orbit from the same spaceport in northern China Saturday, demonstrating a further advance in China's aim for a quick-response, on-call satellite launch capability. Saturday's rapid-fire launches from Taiyuan marked the sixth and seventh flights of Kuaizhou 1A rockets since then launch vehicle model debuted in 2017, and the fourth and fifth Kuaizhou 1A flights this year. Last month, Chinese teams performed two Kuaizhou 1A launches in a four-day period at the Jiuquan launch base in northwestern China. Less than six hours after the first launch of the day from Taiyuan, another Kuaizhou 1A booster fired off a different launch pad at 0852 GMT with six small satellites on-board.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

5 career tips from powerful women working in tech in the Middle East

[Sun 12:03] Dubai: Organizations across the Middle East are embracing cloud-based digital transformation as they seek to cater to rising demand for digitized services. Below is a list of advice from the women leading digital transformation across organizations in the Middle East on how to implement effective transformation plans, based on a recent Amazon Web Services "We Power Tech" panel conversation. "It's no longer enough simply to have management buy-in, but it's important to get the whole team on board. Communications and training programmes are part of the solution - as is demonstrating the actual benefits the new technologies have produced. Some staff like technology and want to change, others want things to stay as they are. Leaders need to coach these colleagues through change." As tech departments become revenue centres, IT leaders must learn to explain the business impact of new technologies.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New Department of Education data balances cost with prestige of schools

[Sun 11:03] A new addition to the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard shows that students graduating from area universities are earning less than their counterparts across the state and country. The metric comes in the midst of a national student debt crisis, when prospective students are, more than ever before, weighing the cost of college against the potential pay-off. Angela Morabito, press secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, said the new data will provide transparency for students and more accountability for schools. Balancing the cost of education with the prestige of the university is not a new dilemma for high school students.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

N. Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site

[Sun 11:03] SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a "Very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year. Saturday's test at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground will have "An important effect on changing the strategic position of once again in the near future," an unidentified spokesman from the North's Academy of National Defense Science said in a statement, carried by the country's official Korean Central News Agency. CNN reported Friday that a new satellite image indicated North Korea may be preparing to resume testing engines used to power satellite launchers and intercontinental ballistic missiles at the site. None of North Korea's three intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017 was conducted at the Sohae site, but observers said the site was used to test engines for ICBMs. After his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June last year, Trump said Kim told him that North Korea was "Already destroying a major missile engine testing site" in addition to committing to "Complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Foxconn announces $31 million in new contracts

[Sun 10:03] MOUNT PLEASANT - Four contractors have received new contracts for the Foxconn Technology Group development in Mount Pleasant worth a combined $31 million. "With roof installation well underway heading into the winter season, we're thrilled to be continuing our progress and maintaining our aggressive construction schedule." The awards come as Foxconn nears completion of roof installation at the nearly 1 million-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility on the campus. According to the release, "Installation has been overseen by three roofing crews in order to meet an aggressive construction schedule."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Biopharmaceutical Industry Booming in Iran

[Sun 10:03] In an interview with Mehr News Agency, Secretary of Biotechnology Development Headquarters at the Iranian Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology Mostafa Qanei said extensive plans have been devised to produce the needed biopharmaceuticals inside the country. "Since two years ago, when the sanctions were imposed, we have accelerated the production of biopharmaceuticals and have been considering the other types of medicine as well," he noted. There are a total of around 140 biopharmaceuticals, while Iran has managed to produced 22 of them over the past two years, Qanei added, saying the domestic production of such medicines would reduce the need for imports. He further explained that not all of the biopharmaceuticals are economically feasible to produce, saying Iran has plans to synthesize 33 other important types of biomedicine.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Psychological Constellations Assessed at Age 13 Predict Distinct Forms of Eminence 35 Years Later.

[Sun 10:03] This investigation examined whether math/scientific and verbal/humanistic ability and preference constellations, developed on intellectually talented 13-year-olds to predict their educational outcomes at age 23, continue to maintain their longitudinal potency by distinguishing distinct forms of eminence 35 years later. Study 1 consisted of 677 intellectually precocious youths, assessed at age 13, whose leadership and creative accomplishments were assessed 35 years later. Study 2 constituted a constructive replication-an analysis of 605 top science, technology, engineering, and math graduate students, assessed on the same predictor constructs early in graduate school and assessed again 25 years later. In both samples, the same ability and preference parameter values, which defined math/scientific versus verbal/humanistic constellations, discriminated participants who ultimately achieved distinct forms of eminence from their peers pursuing other life endeavors.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Technology developed to wirelessly charge smart contact lenses

[Sun 09:03] South Korean scientists have developed a technology to wirelessly charge smart contact lenses for continuous operation, a development that could open new horizons for wearables, the National Research Foundation said. The state-run foundation that supported the research said a team of scientists led by Park Jang-ung, a materials science professor at Yonsei University in Seoul, used ultrafine printing methods to build a supercapacitor, rectifying circuits and a light emitting diode inside a soft contact lens, Yonhap News Agency reported. "The smart lens created is flexible like any other ordinary contact lens, with its circuitry being used to check various biomarkers in a person's tears, and easily allows the wearer to experience augmented reality on par with science-fiction movies," NRF said. The foundation added that since the contact can be wirelessly charged, there is no need for a plug-in power port that can lead to safety issues and foreign objects getting inside the lens and affecting the circuitry.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman to receive ‘International Science and Technology Cooperation Award’ of China

[Sun 09:03] BEIJING, Dec 8:Renowned scientist Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman will be conferred upon the highest scientific award of China by the President of China at Great Peoples Hall in Beijing on January 7, 2020. The 'China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award', for the year 2020 is being conferred upon Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman in recognition of his monumental contributions in the field of chemistry, according to official sources in Pakistan Embassy Beijing here on Sunday. This top international award has previously been given to several leading scientists of the world including the Nobel Laureates, Dr. Carlo Rubbia and Dr. Zhores I. Alferov. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is the most decorated scientist of Pakistan having won 4 Civil Awards including Tamgha- i Imtiaz , Sitara I Imtiaz Hilal I Imtiaz and the highest national award Nishan-I-Imtiaz.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea conducts ‘important test’ at once-dismantled rocket launch site

[Sun 09:03] SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Sunday it carried out a "Very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it after entering denuclearization talks with the United States last year. CNN reported Friday that a new satellite image indicated North Korea may be preparing to resume testing engines used to power satellite launchers and intercontinental ballistic missiles at the site. None of North Korea's three intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017 was conducted at the Sohae cite, but observers said the site was used to test engines for ICBM. After North Korea opened nuclear talks with the U.S. last year, Washington and Seoul said Pyongyang had dismantled a rocket engine-testing facility at its Tongchang-ri site as part of disarmament steps that include closing the country's underground nuclear testing site and suspending ICBM and nuclear tests. U.S.-North Korea diplomacy largely remains deadlocked since the second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in February due to disputes over how much sanctions relief the North must get in return for dismantling its key nuclear complex - a limited disarmament step.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

N. Korea conducts ‘important test’ at once-dismantled site

[Sun 09:03] N. Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site SEOUL, South Korea. North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a "Very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year. Saturday's test at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground will have "An important effect on changing the strategic position of once again in the near future," an unidentified spokesman from the North's Academy of National Defense Science said in a statement, carried by the country's official Korean Central News Agency. None of North Korea's three intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017 was conducted at the Sohae site, but observers said the site was used to test engines for ICBMs. After his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June last year, Trump said Kim told him that North Korea was "Already destroying a major missile engine testing site" in addition to committing to "Complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

What does it take for teachers to make smart use of technology in classrooms?

[Sun 09:03] A report from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit in San Francisco that serves as a watchdog on technology and media use by children, found that that 82% of K-12 public school teachers have either one-to-one access or shared computers for their students. They talk to teachers before investing in technology and value clear communication between administration and teachers and between schools and parents. The International Society for Technology in Education maintains a members-only database called Edtech Advisor that is like a Yelp for teachers, while Common Sense Media reviews ed tech tools on its website, and teachers can leave reviews too. Kasey Bell, a Dallas area digital learning coach and former middle school teacher, said she encounters reluctance from some teachers to integrate technology in lessons.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Indonesia-India agree on Aceh-Andaman connectivity development

[Sun 08:03] Jakarta - Indonesia and India have agreed on a plan of action to develop the connectivity between Aceh - Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the first joint task force meeting held in Banda Aceh on December 7. The action plan has covered six areas of cooperation namely trade and investment, infrastructure development in Sabang, connectivity development, marine and fishery, tourism and exchange of culture, science and technology, acting Aceh Governor Nova Iriansyah said in a statement here on Sunday. Both countries have also agreed to encourage people-to-people contact through the establishment of sister province cooperation between Aceh - Andaman and Nicobar Islands. "The provincial government of Aceh has reiterated its commitment to support the development of connectivity between Aceh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands," he said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

COP 25: Hysterics march to no avail in Madrid

[Sun 08:03] The great gulf between action demanding hysterics and no action moderates was within a single building. Speaking at a pre-march press conference she said their many marches had "Achieved nothing." I am sure she meant it as yet another call for action, but it correctly describes the futility of what the hysterics are doing, at least for now and especially at COP 25. The hysterics despise emissions trading, as it is the opposite of bold action, so they will see no significance in this late suspense. More deeply the question is how will the hysterics recover from this almost certain monster failure? The critical COP 26 is a long year off.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Why a second look at science is needed to understand politics

[Sun 08:03] Many older scientists pointed out that Bengaluru was the home of science, where science was seen as part play, part dream, a dream of an autonomous culture embodied by CV Raman, who once proclaimed that he would rather pursue one more property of a diamond than worry about its industrial uses. As a result of seeing science as technology, one has made science into something instrumental, as something for profit. By characterising science as project-oriented science, the regime creates and enables gargantuan projects like space research but adds little to science as knowledge. As a scientist added, "The minute we think of Chandrayaan as good science, we lose the legacy of a Bose or Raman. When science becomes a mere applied science, India loses out civilisationally."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea Conducts ‘Important Test’ at Once-Dismantled Site

[Sun 08:03] North Korea said Sunday it carried out a "Very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it after entering denuclearization talks with the United States last year. Seoul's Defense Minister said later Sunday in a brief statement that South Korea and the United States are closely monitoring activities at the Sohae site and other key North Korean areas. None of North Korea's three intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017 was conducted at the Sohae cite, but observers said the site was used to test engines for ICBM. After North Korea opened nuclear talks with the U.S. last year, Washington and Seoul said Pyongyang had dismantled a rocket engine-testing facility at its Tongchang-ri site as part of disarmament steps that include closing the country's underground nuclear testing site and suspending ICBM and nuclear tests. U.S.-North Korea diplomacy largely remains deadlocked since the second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in February due to disputes over how much sanctions relief the North must get in return for dismantling its key nuclear complex - a limited disarmament step.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New PS5 and DualShock 5 video concept released after THOSE PlayStation 5 dev kit images landed

[Sun 07:05] Although the dev kits contain all the innards of the console, it's not necessarily how the PS5 will look under your Christmas tree next year. With speculation rife as to the eventual look of the PS5, digital renderer Concept Creator has designed a 360-degree look of the next-gen PlayStation, as well as its controller, the upcoming DualShock 5. What Concept Creator hasn't included is the Share button, which is surprising considering user-generated content is set to be big for the PS5. Concept Creator says "I tried to implement a sleeker design while retaining the more cooling this design would have for a more powerful console." Perhaps that's why the PS5 dev kit looks so bulky and unwieldy: with such a powerful console, reportedly running huge banks of memory on solid state drives, an advanced cooling mechanism would be necessary in order to keep the PS5 running next-gen games that would test even the PS5's brute force processing power. Whether the console is likely to be as quiet as a mouse or as noisy as a PS2 in its twilight years, the design looks sleek and sophisticated while retaining the rough, ribbed look of the dev kit.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Open house draws prospective students

[Sun 07:03] He attended an open house at the Advanced Technology Center of Pierpont Community & Technical College and received information about business education options. Limbers, who graduated from Robert C. Byrd High School in 2018, enjoyed the open house. Lyla Grandstaff, vice president of student services and enrollment management at Pierpont, co-coordinated the open house with Jennifer McConnell, director of recruiting for Pierpont. She said Saturday's open house was the first of the series of open houses.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Twitter: Enough Already

[Sun 07:03] Despite the community, news, communication, and joy Twitter offers, it's clear there has been an adoption of big tech's broader playbook: a disregard for the wellbeing of its users, the order of social discourse, and the sanctity of U.S. elections - in pursuit of profits. Twitter is mentioned 74 times in the Mueller Report on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. If Twitter doesn't solve the current issues impacting the most critical market for its values and ARPU, then how are other countries a priority? All social media CEOs have said they've had moderation, disinformation, and manipulation decisions escalated to them. Stakeholders deserve a board and CEO that command the opportunity Twitter occupies.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

CPC leadership discusses 2020 economic work, anti-corruption

[Sun 07:03] The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee held a meeting Friday to analyze and study the economic work for 2020 and make plans for improving conduct and building integrity as well as fighting corruption. The meeting emphasized further efforts in building a modern economic system, strengthening the high-quality development of agriculture, manufacturing and tertiary industries, and enhancing science and technology prowess and innovation capacity, as well as deepening reforms in the economic system to achieve a higher level of opening-up. The meeting called for turning the institutional strength of the Party leading the economy work into more effective governance as underlined in the fourth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC. Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee, the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the National Supervisory Commission and their local organs have strengthened their supervisory duties, implemented the eight-point decision on improving Party and government conduct, taken action against the practice of formalities for formalities' sake and bureaucratism, and conducted political inspection and rectification, said the meeting. At an earlier meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Xi was briefed on the CCDI's work in 2019 and preparations for the commission's upcoming fourth plenary session, scheduled for Jan. 13 to 15, 2020.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

China launches new optical remote sensing satellite

[Sun 07:03] China sent a new optical remote sensing satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. The Jilin-1 Gaofen 02B satellite, which belongs to the Jilin-1 satellite family, was launched by Kuaizhou-1A and entered the planned orbit successfully. The satellite was independently developed by the Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd., featuring high resolution, wide width and high-speed data transmission. The satellite will form a network with the 14 previously launched Jilin-1 satellites, providing remote sensing data and services for agriculture, forestry, resources and environment.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

West Virginia could be a scientific hub

[Sun 06:03] One probably doesn't think about advances in science or technology when thinking about West Virginia. Chuck Yeager, the first person to break the sound barrier, is from West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice and other officials held a press conference at West Virginia University a couple of weeks ago to formally announce West Virginia's bid for the project. If West Virginia is added, that could take it one step closer as they discover how best to operate in different types of climates and terrains.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Chiefs’ Sibanda credits sports science for success

[Sun 06:03] In an exclusive interview with The Sports Hub last week Sibanda, a holder of Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Sports Science and Coaching from the University of Science and Technology attributed his individual success in the PSL to his sports science background. Tawachera, who presided over the demolition of Dynamos in May at Luveve while Sibanda sat on the bench as fitness trainer, left Bulawayo Chiefs early in September, his last game being at Mandava when Chiefs were booted out of the Chibuku Super Cup. Sibanda, according to sources was exempted to coach in the PSL by Zifa while he waits to enroll for the next CAF A Licence course, which implies that Bulawayo Chiefs could have slept on duty and did not register their coach with the PSL. Sibanda, who got Chiefs promoted to the PSL last year and have seen coaches Joseph Sibindi, Garthly Chipuka and Tawachera at the helm while Sibanda remained in the technical team in different capacities. "This is not a problem of Zifa or PSL. I am still a young coach and my time will come. I am still there. I believe my abilities are inert and not outside of me and I will always be Thulani even next year. My chance is going to come. It is my hope that as Bulawayo Chiefs we survive relegation and next year I start the project in my own name without any disturbance," Sibanda said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

National University of Science & Technology NUST ISB Jobs 20

[Sun 06:03] National University of Science & Technology NUST, Islamabad invites applications from highly qualified and experienced persons for the following vacant positions. Latest comments & questions about this job? Ask today here. Each genuine question or comment will have link to your Jobz.pk profile, hence more chances to get dream job or freelance work.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Leveraging machine learning to improve livestock insurance for pastoralist families

[Sun 06:03] "We use satellite images for our index insurance already and deep learning is a type of machine learning that is really good at understanding images," said Hobbs. ILRI developed and implemented the index-based livestock insurance in northern Kenya that was adopted by the government for the national Kenya Livestock Insurance Program in 2015. While Hobbs' use of machine learning for index insurance is new, index insurance has been a tool for development for more than a decade. Hobbs is hopeful that eventually machine learning will make it possible to build an index insurance that does not ever fail pastoralists when they need it the most.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Belize, a worldwide vacation destination assesses disaster preparedness and sustainability

[Sun 06:03] With an eye on sustainability and the need for reliable, scientific methods upon which to form future decisions, Belize has partnered with the Pacific Disaster Center to help advance its resilience-building and sustainability initiatives. Colonel Shelton De Four, National Emergency Coordinator of the Belize National Emergency Management Organization, expressed excitement about the partnership with PDC. He said the collaboration will help Belize better understand national risk factors and preparedness at a local level, and provide a high-end suite of tools to help achieve resilience and sustainability goals. "In the end, this project will help us identify conditions throughout Belize that make communities vulnerable, and help decision makers in Belize to understand hazards, reduce vulnerabilities, and prioritize budgets focusing more on risk reduction," remarked Colonel De Four. The NDPBA program will continue for a period of a year with continuous involvement from workshop stakeholders-culminating in a five-year strategy for action developed by PDC in partnership with the national government of Belize.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea claims to have carried out a 'very important' test at rocket launch site

[Sun 06:03] SEOUL - North Korea said it conducted a "Very important test" at its rocket launch site on Saturday, the same day the country's senior diplomat said denuclearization is "Out of the negotiating table." A spokesman for North Korea's Academy of the National Defense Science said the test was carried out at Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, a site that has been used to launch satellites into space in the past. In a statement carried by the state-run Korea Central News Agency on Sunday, the spokesman said the test result "Will have an important impact on changing the strategic position of the DPRK," referring to his country by the initials of its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Sunday's announcement of a new test at the Sohae site is "a first solid step in ending a moratorium on testing" in a lead-up to the end-of-year deadline, said Nathan Hunt, an independent defense analyst who focuses on North Korea's weapons systems.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Piedmont Airlines toolbox donation supports Liberty's growing aviation maintenance program

[Sun 06:03] As part of a continuing relationship that began in 2010, Piedmont Airlines has donated 33 toolboxes to Liberty University's Aviation Maintenance Technician Program, valued at $165,000. Liberty's AMTP program boasts a nearly 100% job placement rate, so in just 12 months, graduates of the program can expect to work in an industry where, according to a recent report from Boeing, over 769,000 new aviation technicians will be required over the next 20 years. Liberty also offers an on-campus AA in Aviation Maintenance Technology and a 12-month Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate program. The online degree prepares students to become leaders in the industry by highlighting aviation technologies, safety programs, and aviation management.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Lafayette surgeon embraces robotic technology to improve results for patients

[Sun 06:03] Yerger was immediately interested and observed several surgeries using the technology. Yerger, along with other physicians, uses the technology regularly for total and partial hip and knee replacements. "The robotics are designed for primary operations with the ultimate goal to decrease revision rates over time. Will robotic surgery come into play in the future for revisions? I would venture to say it's more than likely. Fifteen years ago, we did not see robotics as a tool for primary joint replacements, so I do think it will become a larger part of our work." Whether performing primary or revision operations, or treating patients who have suffered fractures, Yerger said his greatest fulfillment comes from seeing patients return to normal activities.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

QUT extracts polyester from polyester/wool mix fabrics

[Sun 05:03] Scientists at Queensland University of Technology have found a way to extract and reuse polyester from polyester/wool mix fabrics to help prevent some of the 92 million tonnes of textiles waste every year that goes to landfill. The team found a process to separate polyester from polyester and wool, and is now looking at scaling up the process. Professor Robert Speight and Dr. Laura Navone found that a commercial enzyme dissolves wool fibres from polyester and wool mix fabrics, without damaging the polyester strands. "The value of recycled polyester has gone up significantly and gives clothing manufacturers a massive marketing advantage to be able to claim recycled material. Adidas, for example, has committed to using only recycled plastic by 2024 which includes polyester - contributing to the demand for recycled polyester," Speight added.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Mayer superintendent, principal honored for his dual role, work to benefit community children

[Sun 05:03] The last thing Mayer Unified School District Superintendent Dean Slaga seeks is the limelight. Slaga was cited by Arizona School Administrators for his outstanding performance in serving in the dual role as superintendent and high school principal. "I've known Dean a very long time," said Yavapai County Superintendent Tim Carter who nominated Slaga for the honor. Slaga, too, is a willing collaborator, whether it is working with a county technology consortium, a library network or in finding ways to rally the community around scholastic efforts that benefit their children, Carter said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Help count birds for science during Audubon’s Annual Christmas Bird Count Dec. 14

[Sun 05:03] The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers and people with backyard bird feeders to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey - the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. "Pilchuck Audubon is making a special effort to count birds visiting yard bird feeders. Counting the birds at your feeders for as little as 30 minutes can contribute to science." says Rick Taylor, a volunteer with Pilchuck Audubon. Each year, the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count mobilizes over 75,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,500 locations across the Western Hemisphere. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count utilizes the power of volunteers to track the health of bird populations at a scale that scientists could never accomplish alone.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea claims to have carried out a ‘very important’ rocket test

[Sun 05:03] SEOUL - North Korea said it conducted a "Very important test" at its rocket launch site on Saturday, the same day the country's senior diplomat said denuclearization is "Out of the negotiating table." The United Nations bans North Korea from launching satellites, viewing it as a cover for testing ballistic missile technology. In a statement carried by the state-run Korea Central News Agency on Sunday, the spokesman said the test result "Will have an important impact on changing the strategic position of the DPRK," referring to his country by the initials of its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Sunday's announcement of a new test at the Sohae site is "a first solid step in ending a moratorium on testing" in a lead-up to the end-of-year deadline, said Nathan Hunt, an independent defense analyst who focuses on North Korea's weapons systems.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Technology: Canine high jinx begs for a tech-savvy solution

[Sun 04:03] Three weeks ago, Buddy snuck out through our garage. Around 1 a.m., soaking wet, worried and tired, we started driving every block within a 3-mile radius hoping we would find Buddy. Antivirus software, cloud backup services, firewalls - just like Buddy's GPS collar, they are relatively low-cost solutions to keep small problems from becoming life-changing disasters. This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Technology: Canine high jinx begs for a tech-savvy solution.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

North Korea tells of 'very important' test at rocket launch site

[Sun 04:03] The Sohae launching centre in Tongchang-ri, a seaside region in western North Korea, is where the North has carried out satellite launches in recent years, resulting in worldwide condemnation and UN sanctions over claims that they were disguised tests of banned missile technology. After North Korea entered nuclear talks with the US last year, Washington and Seoul said North Korea had dismantled parts of its Tongchang-ri facility. South Korea's spy agency and some US experts said in March that North Korea was restoring the facility, the assessments that rose doubts over whether North Korea is committed to denuclerisation. At the United Nations, a statement released by North Korea's UN ambassador, Kim Song, said that denuclearisation had "Already gone out of the negotiation table." It said North Korea does not need to have lengthy talks with the United States as the end-of-year deadline set by Kim for substantial US concessions in nuclear diplomacy looms.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>


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