Evelyn Fowler

Evelyn Fowler

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Researchers of Eindhoven University of Technology and fiber broadband equipment supplier Genexis have developed data transmission techniques that can double or even triple the data transmission capacity of existing fiber to the home connections.Enjoying this increase requires you to upgrade your modem.But even if only your neighbors do, you can get a higher data capacity as well.The techniques apply to passive optical networks (PONs).central office) have a lower signal quality.Since providers want to guarantee connectivity for everybody, current networks are over-dimensioned, leading to unused capacity.
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Researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum and the non-profit Terra Peninsular were scratching their heads when they found unfamiliar rodents in traps they placed around a field in Baja California.The San Quintin kangaroo rat was last spotted in 1986.Nearly a decade later, the creature was added to the endangered species list by the Mexican government, the San Diego Natural History Museum said in a statement online.Scientists suspected the 5-inch rodents went extinct.They searched for the creatures for decades but always came up empty-handed.Now they're scrambling to come up with a plan to increase the animal's population.
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Ever since researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to selectively change DNA in living creatures, CRISPR gene-editing technology has been limited by the boundaries of the cell wall.CRISPR allows scientists to cut and paste little bits of DNA, swapping out even single letters of DNA to correct disease-causing genetic mutations.But—at least until now—all of that cutting and pasting has gone on inside cells.A study published Thursday in the CRISPR Journal shows how scientists at Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute in Delaware released CRISPR from behind the barricade of the cell wall.They were able to quickly make multiple changes to genetic code by extracting DNA from human cells and putting it into a test tube, where a protein called Cpf1 cut into the DNA and cleared the way for CRISPR to make edits.Extracting the DNA from the cell could allow for more edits at one time.
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What do you get when you take a Lamborghini supercar and combine it with a gyro-stabilized camera rig that cost three times more than the car?You get the Lamborghini Huracam.The car started as a $200,000 Lamborghini Huracan that was partly disassembled and had a $600,000 camera rig stuffed into its tiny front trunk.The idea behind the massively high-end and fast camera rig is to capture the absolute best quality video no matter how fast the car you want to film is.The Huracam was built by Incline Dynamic Outlet, a company known in the aerial cinematography and gimbal tech world.The company says that it took months to develop, fabricate, and install the frame and controls for the camera.
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Digitaliseringstakten går trögt inom socialtjänsten och den kommunala hälso- och sjukvården, konstaterar Socialstyrelsen i en ny rapport.”Jämfört med digitaliseringstakten i övriga samhället går det sakta med införandet av nya e-tjänster och ny teknik inom socialtjänsten och i en del fall har ökningen bromsat in”, skriver Dick Lindberg, projektledare på Socialstyrelsen, i ett pressmeddelande.Rapporten visar att det inte har hänt så mycket inom e-hälsa och välfärdsteknik i kommunerna de senaste 4–5 åren.Ett undantag är de digitala trygghetslarmen – andelen kommuner som har digitaliserat trygghetslarmen uppgår nu till 81 procent.
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Anatomical studies of the skull, face bones and teeth are complex and it is important to understand these structures in order to obtain correct radiographic projections.These radiographs, in turn, help medical experts to obtain good images for the best radiographic interpretation and, consequently, to plan and elaborate the treatment plan.So, the interpretation of radiographs requires a careful approach.The person responsible for radiographic interpretation should undertake a systematic review of radiographs.This requires detailed analysis of bone and dental structure as well as soft tissue, known areas of complex anatomy and periphery of the film which condition may be only partially shown, when making the necessary complementation.Modern diagnostic imaging offers a wide range of methods and techniques, allowing us to study dentomaxillofacial morphology and physiology in detail.
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Begrepp som cloud computing, samt fog och edge computing förekommer allt oftare.Utvecklingen drivs på av allt större datamängder som behöver hanteras allt snabbare.Men när passar vad bäst?Experterna i Automationsnästet reder ut.
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Whether you’re limbering up for Agile, going serverless or getting into containers, we’ve got a cracking lineup of workshops at Continuous Lifecycle London this year.Tuesday, May 15, will see Agile pioneer Linda Rising lead an all-day session on Influence Patterns for Practitioners, while Symphonia’s Mike Roberts will discuss the benefits, trade-offs, and concepts behind Serverless Architecture.On May 18, we have four more workshops, including Giant Swarm’s Paweł Kopiczko and Ross Fairbank, on Developing Operators for Kubernetes.If you want to get on top of Kubernetes and to automate tasks by building custom controllers you’ll definitely want to join this class.Also on May 18, Ben Hall returns to deliver a workshop on Kubernetes, Eberhard Wolff tackles Microservices Alternatives and continuous delivery pioneer Dave Farley will be leading a workshop on Continuous Delivery: Theory and Practice.Each of these sessions will take you deep into the subject in question.
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The reaction mechanism is described by the team around Timo Wendling and Prof Dr Lukas Goossen together with a colleague of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in the journal Chemistry - A European Journal.Converting carbon dioxide into an alcohol without causing unwanted waste products requires a two-step reaction.The problem: For energy reasons, the two partial reactions are virtually impossible to reconcile.The team tested numerous substances and finally found two catalysts that had the required properties: a copper compound for the first reaction step and a rhodium/molybdenum compound for the second step.The exact composition and quantity of solvent in which the reaction took place was also crucial.For this purpose, a proton (H+) is released from the hydrocarbon compound; the CO2 molecule docks at the vacant site, which results in an acid.
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Back in the earliest days of Facebook, before you could attach a second name to your Facebook account or before businesses could set up pages, I created two Facebook accounts.I use my original name professionally and my married name for my personal life, and so it made sense to me that I would have a professional account and a personal account.But before I really got going with Facebook, I started using Twitter for professional postings, so the Facebook account associated with my work email just gathered digital dust.A couple of weeks ago, however, I started getting notices via email from Facebook pointing out that the account hadn’t been updated in a while.That was annoying, and given I’d never gotten these notices before, I was pretty sure “updates on your friends” was not something I for which I had created an email alert.I tried to log on to my old work-related account to turn the notices off, but the password failed.
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A new algorithm developed by the University of Surrey could help structural engineers better monitor the health of bridges and alert them to when they need repair faster.Many authorities and organisations use structural health monitoring systems to keep track of the health of bridges, along with the weight of the traffic that it withstands on a day-to-day basis.This leads to a very high sampling rate of data, with some reaching at least 10 Hz and databases that have gigabytes worth of information on a singular structure - which is expensive to house.In a paper published by the journal Measurement, scientists detail how they created an algorithm that compresses large data from bridge monitoring systems into more manageable sizes.The Surrey scientists used a dictionary learning method called K-means Singular Value Decomposition (K-SVD) to compress data from the system that monitors the Lezíria bridge in Portugal.The team applied its algorithm to 45,000 data per channel per hour received by the Bridge Weight-in-Motion system - one of the most widely used monitoring applications - and managed to achieve a nearly lossless reconstruction from the information of less than 0.1 per cent.
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The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI).Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people, this new technology will decide who to kill with almost no human involvement.Once complete, these drones will represent the ultimate militarization of AI and trigger vast legal and ethical implications for wider society.There is a chance that warfare will move from fighting to extermination, losing any semblance of humanity in the process.Existing lethal military drones like the MQ-9 Reaper are carefully controlled and piloted via satellite.If a pilot drops a bomb or fires a missile, a human sensor operator actively guides it onto the chosen target using a laser.
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Autonomous vehicles and the connected car have been one of the front-runners for 5G investments, but in demonstrating 4G can be used as low-latency connectivity for vehicles, has Nokia undermined its 5G mission?This is part of the issue for the telcos when it comes to investments for 5G; the messaging is very messy.It will be an expensive mission to upgrade the world to the fifth generation of mobile networks, therefore sound business cases for ROI are needed, with autonomous vehicles and the connected car near the top of the list.But if this usecase can be delivered over 4G, does this undermine the desperation for the superfast, low latency networks?5G will of course be better, but we don’t live in a perfect world and sometimes sacrifices have to be made.This isn’t exactly a press release which encourages the telcos to go all in on the new networks.
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Den nederländska sidan Mobielkopen ramlade över ett designpatent som Samsung har lämnat in till den kinesiska patentbyrån SIPO den 30:e mars 2018.Man ser klart och tydligt att Samsung verkar bra sugna på att hänga på trenden och släppa en telefon med en flärp.Vad man mer kan se på bilderna är att den har dubbla kameror på baksidan, USB Type-C, hörlursuttag och ingen fysisk plats för fingeravtrycksläsare så förmodligen bakar man in det i skärmen.Värt att tänka på är att företag skickar in massvis med patent årligen så om denna telefon blir verklighet eller inte vet vi inte.
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CAMBRIDGE, MA -- During the past several years, many strains of bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and very few new drugs have been added to the antibiotic arsenal.To help combat this growing public health problem, some scientists are exploring antimicrobial peptides -- naturally occurring peptides found in most organisms.Most of these are not powerful enough to fight off infections in humans, so researchers are trying to come up with new, more potent versions.Researchers at MIT and the Catholic University of Brasilia have now developed a streamlined approach to developing such drugs.Their new strategy, which relies on a computer algorithm that mimics the natural process of evolution, has already yielded one potential drug candidate that successfully killed bacteria in mice.De la Fuente-Nunez and Octavio Franco of the Catholic University of Brasilia and the Dom Bosco Catholic University are the corresponding authors of the paper, which appears in the April 16 issue of Nature Communications.
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It transcends the tactic of hard work and the emotion of bravery to the higher strategic plane of purpose and direction—knowing who you are and where you want to go.In this our sixth Digital Transformation Playbook in partnership with Accenture Interactive, we are tackling the hefty theme of brand purpose in a constantly shifting and fragmented media and marketing landscape.There has been no shortage of effort in addressing this issue and increasingly—and refreshingly so for the reporters and editors at Adweek—bravery in the face of change is now more commonly seen among the bullshit than two years ago.Sill brand purpose and direction are massively complex concepts for marketers to grasp, much less evangelize and deploy as strategy and process.In his column, Brian Whipple, global CEO of Accenture Interactive, suggests that our focus on innovation should pivot away from iteration for iteration’s sake—I agree, vacuum-enabled shoes are a bit much—and use technology to refine brand purpose along the customer journey rather than gadgetize it.The regular Playbook infographic by Adweek story desk editor Erik Wander has become a great visualized trove of meaningful transformation insights, and this edition focused on brand purpose, doesn’t disappoint.
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Season 1 of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, won eight Primetime Emmys and two Golden Globes.The dystopian drama stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman forced into sexual slavery in a future where a religious group has violently overthrown the US government and set up its own bizarre society, known as Gilead.Fagbenle), and daughter Hannah, and given to the man known as The Commander (played by Joseph Fiennes).His wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) can't bear children, so that job falls to Offred, one of the few remaining fertile women left.Other Handmaids include the unpredictable Janine/Ofwarren (Madeline Brewer), who's lost an eye and had a baby under Gilead's rule; Emily/Ofglen/Ofsteven (Alexis Bledel), a lesbian punished with female genital mutilation; and former Handmaid-turned-forced-brothel-worker Moira (Samira Wiley), June's best friend from before the government takeover.The first season ended much as Atwood's book does, with a now-pregnant Offred being taken away in a van, not really knowing if she'll be punished or saved by the Resistance.
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Government organisations look to overcome the challenges of migrating to the cloud using tailored roadmaps to success.Fujitsu has delivered a roadmap of services for public sector organisations looking to migrate to the cloud, amid what it describes as “unique challenges” in migrating infrastructure to the UK’s Crown Hosting Data Centres, a joint venture between HMG Cabinet Office and Wiltshire-based Ark Data Centres.The designed and established to ensure the public sector could avoid being “held hostage” to long-term vendor contracts.It comes with NSCS-assured security and what CEO Steve Hall has described as a clear pricing structure “significantly below what you could get in the market.”The road map services Fujitsu is offering will be customised designs to the needs of the current environment’s and future plans of public sector organisations, aiming to develop the correct hybrid environment, now and in the future.“It’s critical that government is able to design the IT environment that works for them…these specific set of services will enable government to overcome some of the current challenges to realise the best route forward and then execute it,” Greg McDaid, Head of Public Sector and Transport at Fujitsu UK & Ireland said in a release.
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OnePlus has recently teased the OnePlus 6 with an image showing the handset mostly obscured, but we’re now getting a far less obscured (and far less official) look at the phone.As often happens, a case maker and a store – in this case Olixar and Mobile Fun – have listed cases for the phone ahead of its announcement, and these listings include images showing the full front and most of the back of the OnePlus 6.There’s not really anything new to see here, as the OnePlus 6 has already been heavily leaked, but the images line up with what we’ve seen before, showing a notch in the screen, minimal bezel, and a dual-lens camera and fingerprint scanner on the back.You can pre-order, but you probably shouldn'tIt’s likely that Olixar has inside information on the phone, otherwise it probably wouldn’t have risked making cases in advance, but we still can’t be sure this is accurate, so even though the cases are available to pre-order you’re probably best waiting.And you shouldn’t have long to wait, as the OnePlus 6 is rumored to be landing later this month, which is a good thing too, as the OnePlus 5T has now sold out in Europe and the US.
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The game was popular enough to spawn multiple sequels that made the leap from arcade to console over the years, but never seemed like big-screen source material — even after an adaptation was announced back in 2011.If there’s one thing that’s been proven over and over in Hollywood, though, it’s that casting Dwayne Johnson in a film can turn even the most improbable, unlikely premise into a good time at the theater.Directed by Brad Peyton, Rampage casts Johnson as Davis Okoye, a former Special Forces soldier who now works as a West Coast primatologist and leads an international anti-poaching initiative.When the rescued albino gorilla he shares a close bond with is affected by a strange gas that causes him to grow exponentially and become more aggressive, Davis soon finds himself caught up in a mission to stop not one but three gigantic, mutated animals smashing their way across America.Although the film makes it abundantly clear that Davis could probably handle this problem on his own, he still ends up getting some help from a genetic engineer played by Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight) and a smooth-talking government agent played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead).If that synopsis seems a little, well … silly … that’s because it is.
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