Vevers, who runs a marine advocacy group called The Ocean Agency, knew bleaching, a process caused by global warming that starves coral, was the cause.So The Ocean Agency partnered with Google to take the search giant's Street View concept underwater at Australia's Great Barrier Reef.Teams from Australia and around the world have projects to chart a complex, dynamic habitat that covers an area as big as Germany.In Archer Point, North Queensland, a team of indigenous rangers deploys drones to monitor the health of the reef and map the surrounding country.We think of the Great Barrier Reef as a single expanse of coral, but it's actually a network of 3,000 reefs that spans 2,300 kilometres (1,430 miles) along Australia's eastern coast.The Royal Australian Navy and Maritime Safety Queensland, a state department, shoulder some of the costs, as does the International Ocean Discovery Program, an international consortium that's the largest marine geoscience program in the world.
If there’s one phone that an Apple fan sould consider switching to, it’s the Google Pixel 2.From the stock Oreo experience to the optimized hardware and promise of three years of updates, no other Android phone comes close to emulating the iOS experience.The difference between Android and iOS isn’t so wide anymore, and Google is slowly building an ecosystem that can rival Apple’s.While the Pixel 2’s 12MP, f/1.8 camera is similar to the one you’ll find on iPhone 8, the overall system on Google’s flagship handset is far superior.Google is using its machine learning and image processing smarts to mimic the portrait mode on the iPhone 8 Plus with pretty stellar results, and the Pixel Core Visual image processor that will soon be powering the Pixel 2 will ensure that it actually improves over time.Both phones may have dispensed with the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of Bluetooth and dongles, but Google compensated by adding front-facing stereo speakers to the Pixel 2.
Professor Martijn Kemerink of Linköping University has worked with colleagues in Spain and the Netherlands to develop the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off using ferroelectric polarisation.The phenomenon can be used for small and flexible digital memories of the future, and for completely new types of solar cells.In an article published in the prestigious scientific journal Science Advances, the research group shows the phenomenon in action in three specially built molecules, and proposes a model for how it works."I originally had the idea many years ago, and then I just happened to meet Professor David González-Rodríguez, from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, who had constructed a molecule of exactly the type we were looking for," says Martijn Kemerink.The organic molecules that the researchers have built conduct electricity and contain dipoles.A dipole has one end with a positive charge and one with a negative charge, and changes its orientation (switches) depending on the voltage applied to it.
Techstars has launched a new accelerator in Austin focused on the increasingly popular category of “impact” technologies.In a bog post, the international accelerator network’s newest managing director, Zoe Schlag said that the new accelerator will back “for-profit, mission-driven founders building technologies to solve our most pressing social and environmental needs.”The Austin-based accelerator will begin accepting applications in December 2017 for a June 2018 launch.The new accelerator has managed to lock in some pretty interesting backers including Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s AIP Private Markets Team, the Impact America Fund, and RetailMeNot, chief executive, Cotter Cunningham.In an email to me, Schlag provided some additional criteria on what constitutes companies that will fit the criteria for the new accelerator program.She writes that social companies should increase access or affordability to basic services, reduce poverty or inequality and increase diversity and inclusion.
I’ve found that my strongest client relationships over the years have come when we solely see each other as the vendor (myself) and the client.That’s not to say that we don’t ask about each other’s personal lives or participate in small talk, but the quality of the work and results are always at the forefront.For example, I can see a salesperson reaching out to a client on LinkedIn to make introductions.It could be an article you share on LinkedIn, a photo you post on Facebook or a tweet you send.However, I see it as a slippery slope.I would rather err on the side of a strictly working relationship rather than clients seeing my personal life.
Verizon has agreed to pay $17.7 million to resolve parallel FCC and Justice Department investigations into possible violations of competitive bidding rules for E-Rate subsidies, which help deliver broadband to schools and libraries.The settlement stems from an investigation into Verizon's involvement in the program's use by the New York school district, the FCC said in a statement (PDF) Tuesday.Verizon will also forfeit any legal rights to hundreds of millions of dollars in undisbursed Universal Service Fund E-rate monies.The FCC said the settlement was reached in May under the commission's previous chairman but its announcement was withheld until the Justice Department's investigation could also be resolved."This is an important measure that both enforces our rules and restores critical taxpayer dollars to the Universal Service Fund," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement.Verizon said "today's settlements fairly resolve years of work by Verizon and the government to return funding to the program."
AS Roma has partnered with video producer SmartReplay to become the first football club to roll out a video experience which enables fans to control what they want to watch.The first video is the interactive Francesco Totti (player) video where users can choose if they want to watch his goals, assists or celebrations.If the user chooses celebrations as an option, then an inventory of his popular celebrations would come up for them to choose further (as depicted in the picture above).Through the SmartReplay platform, AS Roma will be able to analyze their fans' interests and behavior in the content and can also analyze the share of choices.The Drum spoke with Paul Rogers, head of digital and social media at AS Roma, who said: "We talk a lot about putting fans first when it comes to our approach to digital and one of the ways we try and do that is by empowering fans.We want to give them more options for how they can consume content and try and make the experience more engaging.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Oct. 17, 2017 - The sensitivity and reliability of Droplet Digital PCR will be showcased in over a dozen presentations at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla., October 17-21.The breadth and diversity of the posters and plenaries demonstrate the impact Droplet Digital PCR technology has had throughout genomics."It's gratifying to see the applications we proposed for Droplet Digital PCR in 2011 go from being theory to reality," said George Karlin-Neumann, Director of Scientific Affairs for Bio-Rad's Digital Biology Group.Rare Mutation Detection Maintains Stem Cell IntegrityStem cell therapies that are being developed with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) must be evaluated for safety risks before they reach the clinic as mutations may develop in the process of reprogramming and culturing iPSCs.Researchers at Kyoto University, Japan, led by Professor Naoko Takasu, are using Droplet Digital PCR to identify cells whose mutations might harm a potential patient.
‘s Hallow’s End event (the Warcraft universe’s version of Halloween) is going to be giving players more treats than tricks.Blizzard announced today that it will give out free card packs and Arena tickets during the activities, which go on from October 24 to November 5.Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital card game for PC and mobile.It makes money mostly by selling card packs, but you need people to be logged on to become potential customers.Promising them free packs and new modes can get them inside.If you log in during the first week, you will get an Arena ticket and a Whispers of the Old Gods pack.
When it comes to the eternal tradeoff between digital security and convenience, most tech firms focus their efforts on the vast majority of people who choose a painless user experience over a paranoid one.But Google is adding a set of features specifically targeted at those who prefer the latter.The opt-in, ultra-secure mode is intended for truly high-risk users, including those who face the threat of state-sponsored, highly resourced cyberespionage.Think politicians and officials, high net-worth individuals, activists, dissidents, and journalists.Google's malware scanners will use a more intensive process to quarantine and analyze incoming documents.And if you forget your password, or lose your hardware login keys, you'll have to jump through more hoops than ever to regain access, the better to foil any intruders who would abuse that process to circumvent all of Google's other safeguards.
If you own any of the latest MacBooks or ultra-thin laptops then you’re probably left with a really small number of USB Type-A or HDMI ports, if any at all.That’s when gadgets like the Dodocool DC35 come in handy, they provide you with all the USB ports you’ll ever need, they’re well built and affordable.Let’s have a closer look!The Dodocool DC35 is a 7-in-1 multifunctional USB Type-C hub.The seven ports include 3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports with a maximum transfer speed of 5Gbps, a power delivery USB Type-C port, an HDMI port with up to 4K UHD video support, a VGA port for up to 1080p @60Hz and an RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet adapter that supports Support 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.The DC35 is thin, lightweight and compact.
From all-encompassing league apps designed to start your friendly rivalry to some of the most sophisticated metrics available, there are plenty of apps to choose from.If you’re more of a fantasy football aficionado, you may also like to peruse our roundup of the best fantasy football apps.One of the app’s best features is the trending add/drop tool, which allows you to see which players are being conspicuously gobbled up or dropped at any given time.You can quickly add or drop players, making it easy to pad those stats (with a player) in a tight contest just seconds before the roster deadline.You can use this in tandem with the latest injury updates to keep your team from hobbling into the playoffs, or to simply grab that up-and-coming star from free agency.Now that you’ve assembled your fantasy squad, it’s time to to stay up to date on the latest news, scores, and speculation.
The internet is home to all sorts of weird and wonderful things.There are few, if any, as weird and wonderful as a YouTube channel called “It’s a small world.”I stumbled up on the channel after Motherboard discovered it initially.In my introduction to this YouTube maestro, the creator absolutely smashed the Super Mario Bros. theme song using four calculators.You could say I was impressed.But diving deeper into this channel is the ultimate timesink.
The mid-engine layout is something that has been around in the sports car world for a very long time.The benefit of mid-engine is that it allows the engine, one of the heaviest components of the car, to be mounted more towards the middle of the car giving better balance and weight distribution.Traditionally the Corvette is a front engine, rear-drive sports car and it can hang with some of the best that Europe has to offer.Rumors have been swirling for a long time that Chevy would be taking that traditionally front-engined Corvette and turning it into a mid-engine beast.In fact the first time this rumor surfaced was way back in 2014.The car in the images here is clad in some very heavy camo to keep its identity secret.
Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant wasn’t greeted with the enthusiasm that Samsung might have hoped it would when it first launched.Arriving a few months ago with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, many saw it as a step behind competing products like Google Assistant and Siri.Even after receiving its delayed English voice component, Bixby is still yet to offer a critical function that Google Assitant — which comes as standard with basically all Android phones — does not.News out for South Korea today suggests that some Bixby improvements could be coming soon, though.According to The Korea Herald, Samsung is expected to reveal a new and improved version of Bixby, Bixby 2.0, at the company’s San Francisco Developer Conference on October 18.The Korea Herald also notes that Version 2.0 may integrate with third-party services and devices other than smartphones.
A regulated skolmarknad and the lack of bolagssuccéer has become a stumbling block for investment in edtech companies.”We like big ideas and visions and scalability.But of course, there must be a sustainable business model and profitability.Many involved with edtech in order to do a good deed, and it is fantastic, but without profitability, it is difficult to create sufficiently large footprint,” says Erik Brandberg at Gullspång Invest, which is controlled by the family of the Brandberg, previously a major shareholder in kamerabolaget Axis.In the portfolio are the four Swedish companies Edqu, school soft, Myacademy and Coursio.the First half of this year, the group invested almost 5 billion sek in the Swedish techbolag according to the Di Digital's database service Nordic Tech List.
Following the trend of desperate cities vying for Amazon to choose them as its second headquarters, Kansas City’s mayor bought 1,000 Amazon products today and reviewed them on the company’s website.But don’t worry, all the products are going to charity.Amazon is asking cities to woo the company by October 19th with incentives like tax credits, relocation grants, fee reductions, and more in order to get chosen as the company’s second headquarters.Amazon’s main headquarters is Seattle, Washington, so that state is probably out of the running, but other major contenders include Dallas and New York.Mayor Sly James is quite on trend, promoting his efforts on Facebook and Twitter, even branding his video as an “unboxing” video, like what YouTubers make to show off their hauls.He called it, “a reason for Amazon to come to KC.”
More than 40 years after its original release, Brian De Palma’s big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel, about a misfit teen who gets the ultimate revenge on the high school students who have made her life a living hell, still manages to resonate—even if you know what’s coming next.Where to stream it: AmazonStephen King may be the literary world’s reigning master of horror, but when it comes to horror movies, he may need to have his head examined.Since its release in 1980, King has made no secret of his disdain for Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of his novel, The Shining, about a young family—dad/writer Jack (Jack Nicholson), meek mom Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd)—that retreats to an otherwise abandoned hotel for the winter to serve as caretakers so that Jack can write the great American novel.Parts of the film are chilling, charged with a relentlessly claustrophobic terror, but others fell flat.” He also said that, “Jack Nicholson, though a fine actor, was all wrong for the part.” With all due respect to King, we have to disagree … with every single part of that assessment.Where to stream it: Netflix
Podcast advertising is on track to hit more than $220 million in 2017, up 85 percent from last year.But with challenges like the lack of a universal method of tracking actual listeners (downloads don’t always indicate a human actually listened to an episode), it can be a daunting industry for marketers.Beyond the audio realm, podcasts are increasingly used as source material for TV and film projects.Lore, a podcast about scary stories, has been developed as an anthology series by Amazon and debuts this Friday.Brands have gone beyond supporting podcasts and are now creating podcasts of their own.As more and more podcasts join networks like Earwolf, Gimlet or Maximum Fun, they’re connected to ad partners more easily than if the shows had to forge relationships on their own.
WebVR isn't the ultimate solution to VR web browsing, but it's an investment in the right direction, so making it more widely available is a good plan.Microsoft will introduce support for the WebVR standard to its Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) platform with the upcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10.Although still in its fledgling state, WebVR is helping to bring new, immersive experiences to internet browsing that can only be experienced through the power of virtual reality.The Fall Creators Update is a big one and is something Microsoft has been beavering away on for quite some time.Along with large numbers of bug fixes and a drive towards a new visual style in Windows 10, Microsoft will also be pushing the WebVR standard.The announcement specifically highlights different WebVR frameworks, including A-Frame, BabylonJS, ReactVR and three.js as officially supported by WMR with the Fall Creators update.