Lawrence Bowman

Lawrence Bowman

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If you're lucky enough to catch them, so-called red sprites are like something from a fireworks show or a psychedelic sci-fi trip.But they're a natural occurrence, kind of like the aurora borealis or those streaking meteors that turn into bright fireballs as they burn up in the atmosphere.These fleeting and fantastic discharges of electricity reach high into the atmosphere and are typically spotted above thunderclouds.For decades they were thought to be hallucinations reported by weary pilots, until a NASA scientist aboard the space shuttle finally photographed them in 1989.Today the proliferation of better photographic technology has brought us more sightings, including a trio from just the last week alone.Martin Popek, an observer for the Czech Academy of Sciences' Institute of Atmospheric Physics, shared his most recent photo of the sprites, taken July 21.
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In the round of attended Bill Gates venture capital firm Cascade Investment.Amazon's Jeff Bezos took part in the company's prior financing round.The two-year-old Seattle-based startup develops software that matches nearby and available trucks with fraktjobb.Convoy is considered to be Uber solid for trucks, and compete with Ubers similar service Uber Freight.Lewis that he hope to be able to exploit the setbacks that Uber hit of lately: "It is not clear what will happen with Uber.the Company's leadership in general has disappeared".
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Air France announced this week it is launching Joon, a new airline “especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials,” and more specifically the good rich ones who like flying to Paris a lot.In a statement, the airline explained Joon will offer an “innovative and offbeat” air travel experience for the “epicurean and connected” millennial, starting with medium-haul flights from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport in fall 2017 and expanding to long-haul flights by 2018.Air France explained millennials needed their own airline because they are “opportunistic in a positive sense of the word as they know how to enjoy every moment and are in search of quality experiences that they want to share with others.Air France also explained why Air France needs an airline for millennials: “Joon will not be a low-cost airline.”Flight attendants’ uniforms will appeal to millennials by being both “basic and chic,” which sounds like something a mean person told Air France millennials like as a joke.This was helpfully illustrated by the below video, which you could honestly watch like six times in a row and not realise has anything to do with air travel (I do not recommend doing this).
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(Reuters) — Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab expects to raise $2.5 billion in a record round of fundraising to cement its lead over Uber in the region and grow its payments platform.Southeast Asia has become a key battleground for technology startups vying for a market of over 600 million people, with a burgeoning middle class as well as a youthful, internet-savvy demographic.Grab’s Chinese peer Didi Chuxing and Japan’s SoftBank Group, both of which are existing investors, will contribute up to $2 billion to lead the current financing round, it said in its statement on Monday.The firm expects to raise an additional $500 million, bringing the total to $2.5 billion in this round, which it said would be the largest-ever single financing in Southeast Asia.Grab will be valued at more than $6 billion at the close of this round, according to a source close to company.The Singapore-headquartered company said it has a Southeast Asia market share of 95 percent in third-party taxi-hailing and 71 percent in private vehicle hailing.
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Flying is one of the safest ways of traveling, however sitting for long periods of time could be dangerous to your health.
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Video retargeting has become more standard for enterprise businesses today, with an overall increase of 74% across industries, and an ROI boost of 49%.A recent research study by Treepodia concluded that dynamic video retargeting should be considered a key tool for B2B and B2C marketers.The goal of the study was to measure certain key performance indicators on standard retargeting campaigns and on video retargeting campaigns over the course of one year.The results were based on millions of impressions.The percentages increased significantly when video was used, Treepodia found.Some of the most dramatic industries were in the jewelry and gifts category with 100% increase in ROI and CTR.
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A floating, zero-gravity drone is now roaming around the International Space Station shooting photos and video.Some of the first images captured by the so-called Internal Ball Camera Drone have been released by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).The device, which looks like the love child of the Marksman-H combat remote from Star Wars and Eve from WALL-E, has been on-bard the ISS for over a month.The zero gravity drone can be controlled via remote from the ground and is capable of travelling “anywhere at any time via autonomous flight and recording images from any angle" (via BBC).Previously, the photos and videos on board had been taken by the astronauts, but this will allow them to remain focused on the job in hand.The idea is that the drone can free up to 10% of the astronauts working hours aboard the ISS.
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mail volumes are plummeting at the same time as the company's mission in society makes it impossible to live up to the state's cost of capital.the face of Adversity has seemingly cantata each other.We meet Håkan Ericsson at postnord's head office the Ark in Solna, a huge building materials alone on a hill.the Danish business has come into the spotlight this year.Last year's loss of sek 1.9 billion can be traced to the sharp fall in the number of sent mail in Denmark.Suddenly it became clear that 80 per cent of what has been Posten's core business in Denmark will disappear.
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Some businesses hit by malware in a cyber-attack that began on 27 June are still struggling to return operations to normal, the BBC has learned.But one IT worker told the BBC that two US hospitals were still having issues.A security researcher said the situation was "alarming" but praised the transparency of some companies.The IT worker, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We have been waiting for [Nuance Communications'] iChart [product] since they were first hit with the ransomware and are still waiting for it to come back."We will likely have to move to another product or even another vendor to get the same type of benefit."On Monday, logistics company FedEx said customers of its TNT Express arm were still experiencing "widespread" service and invoicing delays.
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Iceberg A-68, which recently calved from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, is the third-largest iceberg on record.Other scientists, however, have said an immediate lack of information about A-68 isn't reason to dismiss the realities of climate change.Blowing winds, ocean currents, and Earth's rotation are all slowly pushing the Delaware-size block, dubbed A-68 by the US National Ice Center, into the Southern Ocean.It's already beginning to fracture into smaller pieces, and it will gradually melt and vanish forever, perhaps within the next two to three years.(A similar collapse occurred with the nearby Larsen B ice shelf in 2002.)Yet as researchers look into the causes of the rift that created the iceberg, a few have reached something of an impasse about the degree to which human activity contributed to this particular event — or whether it did at all.
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Shares in Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong, the city’s second-largest mobile network operator, soared 9.3 per cent to close trading near a two-year high on Tuesday amid speculation over the bidding for the company’s fixed-line network subsidiary.Private equity companies TPG Capital and MBK Partners look to be front-runners for Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), which could be the third major fixed-line business to be sold in Hong Kong since the separate acquisitions last year of Wharf T and the fixed-line broadband operation of New World Telephone Holdings.Hutchison Telecom, a unit of tycoon Li Ka-shing’s CK Hutchison Holdings, has seen its shares climb since mid-May, when it reported a fluctuation in its price and trading volume because of media reports about its plan to explore options for HGC, including a potential sale.The company’s share price closed at HK$3.04 on Tuesday, its highest since reaching HK$3.05 on October 28, 2015.It is expected to provide some clarity on HGC’s future next week, either on or before the announcement of its interim results for the six months ended June 30, sources said.San Francisco-based TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, and Seoul-based MBK have partnered to submit a non-binding proposal to Hutchison Telecom, on June 30.
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The Nokia 8 is now far less of a mystery, as its purported final design has been leaked in full.As seen on VentureBeat, Nokia’s 5.3-inch Android Nougat flagship bares all, including its 2.5D curved glass front, the nearly bezel-free display and (surprise!)its Zeiss-powered dual-lens camera system, reportedly featuring two 13MP sensors.Last month, TechRadar reported on Nokia’s partnership with Zeiss, a power play to put its foray into dual-lens camera tech a cut above the others.Pekka Rantala, CMO of HMD told us that it aims to “provide a better imaging experience”, though we’ll have to try the Nokia 8 ourselves to see if it’s able to do just that.Given the cushion of time between the launch of the Nokia 8 and the others in Nokia’s 2017 collection, like the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, it’s surprising that so little has been done to differentiate the 8 from a design perspective.
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Amazon är enligt uppgifter till AFTV News på väg att släppa sin alldeles egna meddelandeapp, Anytime.För tillfället ska onlinejätten hålla på att undersöka bland sina kunder om vilka funktioner de vill se i en appen.Enligt AFTV News kan Anytime komma att ha röst- och videosamtal, fotodelning med filter, @-funktion, stickers, gifs och till och med spel.Tjänsten ska även vara säker och krypterad och finnas i både en mobil- och skrivbordsversion.Tidigare i år såg Amazon även till att deras smarta högtalare Alexa fick stöd för röstsamtal och meddelandefunktioner.Företaget här även visat upp Chime som är en app för videokonferenser riktad speciellt till företag.
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Keeping track of your calories consumed can be hard work, but Sweetgreen wants to make it easier with this new Apple Health integration.And if you’re eating a lot of salad, chances are you’re taking many a trip to Sweetgreen, the restaurant chain that has somehow managed to make vegetables go mainstream.And now, Sweetgreen’s app will let you track your intake more easily than ever by allowing you to apply calorie counts to your Apple Health data anytime you place an order through the app.While a number of companies allow you to order via mobile (Starbucks lets you skip the line this way, too), it would appear that Sweetgreen’s connection to Apple Health is the first of its kind.Once you’ve placed your order, you can decide whether or not to include some or all of the items in your cart to the Health app.This could certainly be a useful function for calorie-conscious folks who would otherwise have to manually log this information in another app.
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Samsung visade idag upp sin första Cinema LED-skärm som man har installerat på Lotte Cinema World Tower i Sydkoreas huvudstad Seoul.Det handlar om en 406-tum, motsvarande cirka 10,3 meter, stor LED-skärm som är avsedd för biografer.Den har stöd för HDR och 4K-upplösning (4096x2160 pixlar) och enligt Samsung ska skärmen vara tio gånger ljusstarkare än traditionella bioprojektorer.Samsung Cinema LED är främst tänkt att installeras i mindre biografsalonger då traditionella biosalonger oftast har en bioduk som i genomsnitt är cirka 15 meter stor.Det finns inga uppgifter om vad man får betala för en Cineman LED men jag utgår från att den är vansinnigt dyr.
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Flagship smartphones may cost a pretty penny when they’re first announced, but wait a few months and they can drop in price pretty rapidly.Take the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, for instance.When they first went on sale, Samsung was selling them for $750 and $850 respectively, but now, thanks to this new Groupon deal, you can snag these phones for $175 less than that.That’s right — Groupon is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for just $574.99, while the Galaxy S8 Plus can be yours for only $674.99.This is a great deal for a few reasons:These are unlocked variants, so they’ll be compatible with your GSM or CDMA carrier of choice.
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Finnish car in happen in July, almost double the amount of damage done abroad to other months compared with, tell you If p & c insurance company in a statement.most of the damage is a technical failure, break-ins and theft.If damage statistics show that July is the year's busiest travel month of the foreign car injury, when many finns travel in your own car abroad.the Car is worth to park, especially at night guarded and as well as possible to the illuminated parking location", to tell If a vehicle substitution of quality manager Solja Varke-Lipponen.the Car should be serviced before long trips"the Car is exceptional exertion below, when running long distances very fast car fully packed and often still at high temperature.
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Suomen Lidl avaa torstaina kivijalkamyymälän Helsingin Lönnrotinkadulle.Myymälän myötä kauppaketju lisää läsnäoloaan Helsingin keskustan tuntumassa.Sen jälkeen päästään hedelmäosastolle, jolta siirrytään paistopisteelle.Lönnrotinkadun Lidl on puhdas elintarvikemyymälä."Olemme pyrkineet siihen, että kaikista Lidl-myymälöistä tutut elintarvikkeet olisivat saatavissa myös täältä.Kaikista Lidl-myymälöistä tuttu elintarvikevalikoima on meillä käytössä lähes kokonaisuudessaan.
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WASHINGTON—Major internet companies are preparing to launch online protests Wednesday over Republican efforts to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules, employing a tactic that influenced policy in past years.Silicon Valley and its allies don’t have the same level of support in government that they enjoyed under the tech-friendly Obama administration, and the current Federal Communications Commission has already made clear its plans to significantly scale back the net neutrality rules.The Republican-led FCC voted in May to begin the process of rolling back the rules, and it is expected to complete the process in the fall.The rules, adopted in 2015, generally require telecommunications companies that provide online access, such as AT Inc. and Comcast Corp. , to treat all internet traffic the same and not slow or block some sites.Many big internet companies, such as Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc., would like to keep the 2015 rules in place, arguing they are important to maintaining healthy competition on the internet.But the providers contend the 2015 rules—an expansion of previous versions—represent an overreach by the government that could stifle investment and innovation and ultimately competition.
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Although we focus on the financial health of online networks, there are other ways to create value in digital spaces.Take controversial companies like Uber, Airbnb and Airtasker, which are heralded as the poster children of the so-called sharing economy.By focusing on money changing hands, they miss the chance to help users collaboratively share other kinds of value that don’t have a price tag.On Airbnb, users often undertake actions that don’t create immediate economic benefit: meeting guests, giving gifts, or helping with travel advice.But these actions aren’t captured by the platform beyond the review section.To better understand how non-economic value creation works, we examined the global treasure-hunting game known as geocaching.
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