The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), an American Institute of Biological Sciences member society, fosters research, education, public awareness, and understanding of living organisms from molecules and cells to ecology and evolution.For this episode of BioScience Talks, we chatted with presenters and personnel from SICB's 2017 annual meeting, which was held earlier this year in New Orleans.At the meeting, researchers shared hundreds of findings that highlight the value of interdisciplinary, cooperative science integrated across scales, as well as new models and methodologies to enhance research and education.Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2018 Annual SICB Meeting in San Francisco.To hear the whole discussion, visit this link for this latest episode of the BioScience Talks podcast.are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert!
This partnership between Oracle and the Bloodhound Project will target the land speed record with data playing a crucial role.Oracle’s cloud technology is being used in support of the Bloodhound Project as it aims to break the land speed record by reaching 1000 miles per hour.Oracle will be responsible for channelling the vast amounts of data that will be emitted from in excess of 500 sensors installed all over the vehicle with which the record is intended to be broken, Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC).The partnership is not only targeting blistering speeds and a record that has been proudly associated with Great Britain for over 100 years; it is also passionate about education, and inspiring a new generation to pursue technical skills.With this focus, the project has become a leading science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) opportunity for over 100,000 students across the United Kingdom every year.This initiative targets a critical shortage of skills that the world is facing, as an increasing technological world requires an increasing number of technical skill sets to maintain it.
solteq's new ceo wants the company expanding into new business areas.Software company solteq's ceo Olli Väätäinen summer vacation home in Kuopio is already well advanced in July.If you're going to create growth and do things differently, it is existing to change.the sellers were, for example, private equity company Sentica Partners, which employs Väätäinen has made a long career as an advisor.after the Transaction, Väätäinen rose solteq's board of directors, and there for a year and a half after the ceo.”Things are the government's point of view as it is presented.
Elon Musk ei niellyt purematta Facebookin toimitusjohtaja Mark Zuckerbergin eilen esittämää kritiikkiä.Zuckerbergin mukaan Musk pelottelee liikaa tekoälyn kehityksellä.Teslan nokkamiehen ulostulot aiheesta ovat Zuckerbergin mielestä edesvastuuttomia.Musk iskee twiitissään takaisin kutsumalla Zuckerbergin ymmärrystä aiheesta "rajalliseksi".I've talked to Mark about this.His understanding of the subject is limited.
Democrats will unveil an economic agenda Monday.The plan—under the slogan “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future”—is a three-pronged approach.Here is a shortlist of slogans rejected by the Democratic Party:It’s Donkey Time: A Good TimeThe Best Deal: A Tremendous Deal, Believe MeThere Is a Little Donkey in All of Us and, Oh, How It Brays
Giant venture-capital funds are piling up in Silicon Valley, a sign that foundations, pension funds and endowments are still willing to rush money into the risky startup sector despite lingering concerns about overheated valuations.The latest firm to raise a jumbo-size fund is Canaan Partners, a fixture on the venture-capital scene that collected $800 million for new investments in tech and health-care startups.
The moon is concealing large deposits of water trapped under its surface, despite scientists previously believing it had been totally dried out on formation.New research has confirmed that instead of being totally depleted of H2O, the lunar mantle (the interior rocky layer of the planet) actually has “unusually high” water deposits.In fact, it is as rich in water as its Earthly neighbour.Scientists had assumed for years that the interior of the moon had been largely depleted of water and other volatile mineral compounds, because of the way in which it came to exist.Experts believe that the moon first formed from debris left behind after an object (about the size of Mars) slammed into Earth in early solar history, and that this impact would have burned up all the hydrogen, which is required for water to exist.But new research, which began in 2008 at Brown University, has now proven that the moon does in fact contain substantial pools of indigenous water all over.
Playtime as we know it could be on the verge of extinction, as schools move away from recess and kids grow to prefer video games, which don't require them to leave the house.Jason Mayden wants to make sure it doesn't die off for good.Its breakout unveiling: the TMBLR v1, a sneaker optimized for playtime."If you're a hardcore kid who wants to jump and climb and really feel like you're living inside a superhero training facility," Mayden told Business Insider, "this is the perfect shoe for you."Mayden is a former designer in Nike's Innovation Kitchen.He's helped create cleats and sneakers for some of the biggest names in sports, including Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan.
While online shopping has taken great strides in recent years, the brick-and-mortar retail hasn’t managed to keep pace.Artificial intelligence now permeates every aspect of ecommerce platforms, especially where customer interactions are involved.Smart product suggestions, AI-powered search, cognitive customer service agents are just some of the innovations that have helped make online shopping more personalized and enjoyable for the customer—and more profitable for the retailer of course.Fortunately, this is something that is fast changing as technological developments enable retailers to gather in-store data and deploy AI-powered solutions.Here are some of the trends that are worth watching.A few years ago, in-store beacons were supposed to be the biggest thing that happened to brick-and-mortar retail, but didn’t live up to its hype.
Ericssonin heikko esitys herätti kysymyksiä myös Nokian verkkomarkkinan kehittymisestä.Nokian kilpailijan Ericssonin julkaisemat arviot langattomien verkkojen näkymistä varjostavat myös Nokian osavuosikatsausta tällä viikolla torstaina.Tämän jutun olemme varanneet vain tilaajille
You live on a steaming dunghill of complexity, vendors want to keep you there and your CIO's way out is early retirementKill something, find a leader, stop thinking about apps and start thinking about products, get seriously good at agile development and realise there is no finish line.Those are just some of the things organisations aspiring to become digital businesses need to achieve if they're to succeed according to Gartner's veep and fellow Andrew Kyte.Speaking at the firm's Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit in Sydney today, Kyte offered colourful advice on how organisations with mature application estates can become digital businesses – fast-moving organisations that can rapidly iterate the services they provide to customers and staff.Getting to that state requires mandatory engagement with continuous delivery, Kyte said.But that;s not easy given that most organisations have “30-40 years of investment in yesterdays's techs and architectures.”
Paid -17% tax rate for Q4 despite making $72m every dayIn its final quarter of its fiscal 2017, Microsoft more than doubled its profits, saw massive cloud growth, and managed to get a rebate from US taxpayers at the same time."I'm proud of the progress, particularly in our commercial cloud business," said CEO Satya Nadella during a conference call with Wall Street on Thursday."Our technology world view of an intelligent cloud and intelligent edge is resonating with businesses everywhere."As you'd expect, investors were happy with the results, and Redmond's stock rose sharply in after-hours trading... and then fell back to where it started at about $74 apiece.Total revenue: In the final quarter of the financial year Microsoft saw revenues rise 13 per cent year-on-year to $23.3bn, one of its better quarters of the year.
The size of LinkedIn Lite is just 1 MB, and data usage is 80 percent lower than the flagship LinkedIn appLinkedIn just opened up access to its professional network to many more potential users in India with its launch of lightweight Android applicationThe size of the app is just 1 megabyte, and data usage is 80 percent lower than the flagship LinkedIn app, enabling users in India with lower-end Android devices and poorer connectivity to access key LinkedIn features including , jobs, profile, network,LinkedIn launched a LinkedIn Lite lightweight mobile website in India last September.The professional network said it plans to roll out the lightweight mobile website and LinkedIn Lite app in more than 60 countries shortly., LinkedIn’s country manager for India, said in a release announcing the launch of the LinkedIn Lite app that the company hoped to “democratize access to economic opportunity” by enabling more users to access its network.
Just because your computer can run Windows 10 with aplomb right now, it doesn’t mean it’s going to get all the Windows 10 versions that Microsoft will launch — and the company won’t move past number 10 anytime soon, so they’ll all be Windows 10 versions.This shouldn’t sound too surprising, as the same thing happens with Macs: Aging models get discontinued as macOS gets more sophisticated.But it turns out that some users rocking Intel Clover Trail Atom machines were surprised to discover an unpleasant message while trying to get the latest Windows 10 Creators Update installed.“Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC,” the message said, advising them to not proceed with the install.This may sound like a counterintuitive move for a company that annoyed users with Windows 10 update prompts.All of a sudden, the company seemed to be dropping support for some unlucky people.
The “fast-talking, butt-kicking Merc with a Mouth” joins Captain Marvel, Hulk and Rocket Raccoon in a game that lets players become superheroes fighting together against super-villains.Game fans will get their first shot at “Deadpool” in the Oculus VR game debut this week at Comic-Con in Southern California.“Crack wise and crack skulls as you wield katanas and hand cannon pistols because why bring a knife to a gunfight when you can have both?” a fact sheet for the game reasons.Players wearing Rift headsets use Touch controllers to whip semi-automatic pistols or Desert Eagle hand-cannons from holsters and blast adversaries, prompting trademark wise cracks from their “Deadpool” persona, an advance test of the game revealed.Katanas, the traditional Japanese swords, are unsheathed by reaching back over one’s shoulders, and shuriken, the sharp-edged, star-shaped weapons, are thrown rapid-fire with wrist flicks as Hulk smashes, Rocket Racoon opens fire from above and Captain Marvel obliterates bad guys with photon beams.The ability of Deadpool to heal quickly from almost any injury meanwhile provides an edge as waves of enemies strike.
this year launched the Remix OS, a operating system for people who want to use Android on your computer.Now lets Jide, the company behind the Remix OS, announce that development is discontinued and that there will be a few more products with the operating system.All advance orders of more tv accessories Remix of IO and IO+ on Kickstarter will thus be offered the money back.don't Miss: So, you run the Android absolutely free - on your regular pcIn the future, Jide to target businesses instead of individuals.
the Launch of the Galaxy Note 7 was a huge fiasco for Samsung.Now it is clear that 157 tonnes of metals to be recovered from the recalled phones.It has been almost a year since the south Korean manufacturer Samsung unveiled its top of the range Galaxy Note 7.the Launch of the phone has passed into history – but not in the way that Samsung had hoped for.Shortly after Note 7 had reached their first buyers, it started to appear reports of incidents in which the phones started to burn during charging.eventually, the situation became untenable, and Samsung was forced to recall millions of copies of the mobile phone.
Embark Veterinary, which provides a dog DNA test that screens for breed identification, traits, ancestry, and genetic disease risk, today announced funding of $4.5 million.Founder Collective led the round, with participation from SV Angel, Anne Wojcicki, and Bill Maris’ new Section 32 fund, among others.The Boston-based startup claims to test for more than 160 canine health conditions, which include adult-onset blindness, heart disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and gastrointestinal intolerance.According to Embark founder and CEO Ryan Boyko, one common difference between human and canine DNA testing is that dogs have almost twice as many chromosomes as people — 39 pairs versus 23 pairs.“This means that dozens of disease-causing genes are found commonly in dogs.In humans, natural selection has mostly gotten rid of genes that cause disease.”
Netflix has more than 100 million subscribers, and has taken aim at the movie industry, warning that what’s good for films may not be so great for the traditional ways they’re watched.The on-demand media service announced revenues of $2.79bn in Q2 2017, with the vast bulk of that from streaming rather than its legacy DVD business.Now, international subscribers now account for half of Netflix‘s total user-base.The big question has been how Netflix’s investment into content has been paying off, and there the company has some fighting words.“We understand that our approach to films – debuting movies on Netflix first – is counter to Hollywood’s century-old windowing tradition,” the company writes, referring to the period during which a movie is only available in theaters before it is released on DVD or through other methods.“But just as we changed and reinvented the TV business by putting consumers first and making access to content more convenient,” Netflix continues, “we believe internet TV can similarly reinvigorate the film business (as distinct from the theatrical business).
Netflix wants to reinvent movies in the same way it did TV, according to its Q2 earnings letter posted Monday.In the letter, Netflix focused on the importance of shaking up the movie business, which has seen dwindling numbers of people going to theaters."Just as we changed and reinvented the TV business by putting consumers first and making access to content more convenient, we believe internet TV can similarly reinvigorate the film business (as distinct from the theatrical business)," Netflix's letter read."This year we will release 40 features that range from big budget popcorn films to grassroots independent cinema."That parenthetical implies that while Netflix has a plan to boost the movie business, the traditional movie theater may or may not be part of it.Netflix has sparred with old Hollywood over its release strategy, and commitment to having movies play online the same day they play in theaters.