Många länder bemöter fortfarande sin vattenbrist genom att bygga dammar och reservoarer.Nu hävdar forskning, ledd av Uppsala universitet, att åtgärden tvärt om kan förvärra problemet.Men nu visar en internationell forskargrupp, ledd av Uppsala universitet, hur magasineringen tvärt om kan bidra till att förvärra problemen.Nu har deras resultat publicerats i Nature Sustainability– Vi anser att det är ohållbart att försöka öka vattentillgången för att möta en höjd efterfrågan på vatten – som i sin tur drivs på av det växande utbudet, säger Giuliano Di Baldassarre, professor i hydrologi vid institutionen för geovetenskaper vid Uppsala universitet.Han ledde forskargruppen, och deras artikel visar hur utökningen av reservoarers lagringskapacitet i det långa loppet kan få oavsiktliga effekter.
Apple HomePod for $250 ($100 off)Apple's awesome-sounding smart speaker has two major knocks: Siri still isn't as good a voice assistant as Alexa and Google, and the $350 price is just too high.See at Best Buy Read the CNET review55-inch Sharp 4K Roku TV: $250 (save $200)Doorbuster (in-store only on Black Friday, Nov. 23, limited quantities)Did we mention Roku TV?
And to switch reels between the different orders is a manual and tedious process.the Methods used today for the industrial embroidery is both complicated and ineffective.Now, a new invention from Jönköping to change how the entire global textile industry work with the inking of brodyrtråd.the Company Coloreel has built a machine, the Color, where the coloring is done at the same time as the thread used in the manufacturing process.A white bastråd runs through the Color where the stained and fixed just before it will be embroidered in the industrimaskinen.Now Coloreel been the year big Create prize for his invention.
Nashville just emerged a winner from Amazon's drawn-out HQ2 competition.But Nashville will be the location of a new Amazon operations hub that is set to bring about 5,000 new jobs.Nashville didn't snag one of Amazon's two new HQ2 locations.Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City, New York, came out on top in that regard, according to Amazon's official announcement today.According to the tech giant's announcement, the center will be situated in downtown Nashville, north of the city's upscale Gulch community."Amazon's decision to expand its presence in Nashville is a direct result of the talented workforce and strong community we've built here," Nashville mayor David Briley said in Amazon's official statement.
That's when its on in the UK every night on ITV, with the Extra Camp follow up show immediately afterwards on ITV2.I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is set for another round of jungle based brilliance for 2018 and there's lots to get excited about.The celebs will soon be whisked to the outback and we'll tell you how to watch I'm a Celebrity online for free - regardless of where on Earth you are.It has now been confirmed that football manager Harry Redknapp, The Chase's Anne Hegerty and Coronation Street's Sair Khan will all be at the camp this year.Joining them are the likes of John Barrowman, ex-X Factor star Fleur East and TV presenter Nick Knowles.The team of celebrities will be shipped out to the jungle this weekend to take on the usual array of challenging tasks, which earn them food for their group.
Compressing images so that they don’t take forever to upload and forever to download for the user, is a hallmark of good web design.Every decent image editing tool offers it, but now you can add Google to the list of providers.Its new Squoosh tool is available in a browser, online and off, it’s entirely free to use, and it’s rather effective.Announced and briefly demonstrated during Google’s Chrome Dev Summit 2018, Squoosh is a creation of Google’s Chrome Labs, which develops experimental tools and web apps.Squoosh is its latest creation and it’s fully featured and freely available now.The tool can take any image and convert it into a PNG, JPG, or WebP format, with a couple of compression algorithm choices.
Chances are you've seen at least one missing person advert in your life, or know about the ads they put on milk cartons over in the states.You'll probably be seeing an awful lot more of them in future, especially if you live in London, because charity Missing People has teamed up with Deliveroo to put those adverts onto the company's delivery-people.The partnership is called 'Ride to Find' and will see 500 Deliveroo riders' backpacks equipped with posters featuring details and photos of missing people.It's pretty genius when you think about it, because how often do you see Deliveroo people out and about?They're all over the place, and that mobility means they can increase the number of people who will be able to see the posters - raising awareness and potentially helping them be reunited with friends and family.250 of the riders will be based in London, but there will also be riders in Manchester, Birmingham, and Bristol.
The chinese e-handelsjätten Alibaba set a new sales record in Sunday's shoppinghögtid Singles Day.During the day, sales amounted to 213,5 billion yuan, equivalent to 280 billion.Singles Day has its origins in China and is a kind of alternative to valentine's day.But then Alibaba engaged ten years ago, the feast has become a gigantic database should store on the net.During the Singles Day sales e-handelsjätten alone many times more than the total trade in the united states in connection with Black Friday.alibaba's revenue rose by 27 percent in comparison to Singles Day in 2017, then the increase in the annual rate was 39 percent.
California-based Rocket Lab successfully sent six small satellites into orbit aboard one of its Electron rockets from the company's private launch site in New Zealand on Sunday.Like SpaceX, another California space venture, Rocket Lab aims to be able to launch frequently and on the cheap.Sunday's launch was its first fully commercial mission and the company is shooting for weekly launches by the end of 2020.Sunday's mission, named "It's Business Time," included satellites belonging to Spire Global, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Fleet Space Technologies and the Irvine CubeSat Stem Program.The launch was originally set for April with just four satellites but was delayed multiple times.Two satellites were added to the payload just a few weeks before launch.
Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.Researchers created the piece of music by scanning a picture from left to right, pixel by pixel, and looking at brightness and colour information and combining them with terrain elevation.They used algorithms to assign each element a specific pitch and melody.The quiet, slow harmonies are a consequence of the dark background and the brighter, higher pitched sounds towards the middle of the piece are created by the sonification of the bright sun disk.Dr Domenico Vicinanza, of Anglia Ruskin University, and Dr Genevieve Williams, of the University of Exeter, will present the world premiere of the piece, entitled Mars Soundscapes in the NASA booth at the forthcoming Supercomputing SC18 Conference in Dallas (13 November).The piece will be presented using both conventional speakers and vibrational transducers so the audience could feel the vibrations with their hands, thus enjoying a first-person experience of a sunrise on Mars.
Dutch police say they have “decrypted more than 258,000 messages” sent using an expensive chat service, Ars Technica reported on Wednesday, citing a National Police Corps statement that claimed authorities in the Netherlands have achieved a “breakthrough in the interception and decryption of encrypted communication between criminals.”The encrypted chat service in question is BlackBox Security’s IronChat, which runs on a proprietary device called the BlackBox IronPhone.Per the Register, the company behind it claimed to use a “custom implementation of the end-to-end off-the-record (OTR) encryption system to scramble messages,” and sold the service for approximately £1,300 (1,500 euros) for six-month subscriptions.Dutch police allege it was intended for use by criminals, writing in their statement that “police and the Public Prosecution Service take a hard line against people who help criminals by making their activities possible.”Authorities apparently seized control of a BlackBox Security server, though they did not disclose how they were able to intercept messages being sent through IronChat.The most likely scenario is either that the service was lying about whether it offered true end-to-end encryption, in which the messages could not have been intercepted in transit, or that there was a flaw in their implementation that offered police an in.
Facebook on Wednesday announced retail availability for its Portal Plus and Portal smart displays on the Portal online store, Amazon and Best Buy.The Facebook Portal Plus is a $349 camera-equipped smart display.It has 1080p HD resolution and a 15.6-inch screen you can move from landscape to portrait view.The $199 Portal has a smaller, 720p, 10.1-inch screen that's fixed in landscape mode.Both devices double as Alexa speakers and offer Facebook's own "Hey, Portal" voice service.Get 100 bucks off if you buy two Portals together -- for a total of $298.
The entire package feels like it was the second season that IO never delivered for Hitman 2016.The biggest thing that IO could not screw up with Hitman 2 is its maps.In the first stage, you learn some basics by breaking into a fortified beach home that looks deserted.A game that loves being a gameFor almost everything else about Hitman 2, IO Interactive stuck close to the way things worked with the predecessor.This is not a precise sim.
Obtaining a banking license and then launching an actual new retail bank requires capital.Enter Zopa, the U.K. peer-to-peer lending company that wants to become a bank, which today is announcing that it has closed £60 million in further funding.Only £16 million is actually new new money, having already disclosed £44 million in August, so this is effectively an extension of that earlier fund-raise.The purpose remains the same, however: Zopa says it will use the latest round of investment toward the capital needs for its yet-to-launch “next generation bank.” The company began applying for a bank license with the U.K. regulators in 2016.The new funding also comes off the back of what the fintech claims is its sustainable and profitable peer-to-peer business, having achieved full-year profitability in 2017 for the first time since 2012.An early mover in the space — launching all the way back in 2005 — Zopa says it has served nearly half a million customers, either through loans or investing in peer-to-peer loans.
It took Red Dead Redemption 2 a mere eight days to surpass the lifetime sales of the original game, which sold right around 15 million copies.Sales for Rockstar Games’ universally praised outlaw simulator are booming, with more than 17 million copies sold to date, according to publisher Take-Two Interactive (via Variety).We already knew Red Dead Redemption 2 was flying off shelves, of course.But the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 has already outgunned its predecessor is quite astonishing.With the holiday season right around the corner, it stands to reason that Red Dead Redemption 2 will sell many millions more copies in 2018 alone.Another reason why Red Dead Redemption 2 is poised to have a massive holiday season?
We kicked off our series with the planning process in “How to Boost Your Content Marketing Efforts By Planning Ahead,” went forward with content creation in “The Art Of Crafting More Powerful Content: 5 Top Tactics from the Experts,” and then dug even deeper into messaging with “5 Powerful Messaging Tactics For 2019 And Beyond From Marketing Experts.”Now let’s explore a selection of commonly overlooked methods and tactics used by some of the best in the business for creating engaging and powerful content.But in the race to create, the question is: Can your content feature enough time-tested elements that it will still be useful and relevant in a year or two, or even a decade from now?“There will always be a replacement coming along very soon — a newer, crazier, louder version.So if you haven't got a long-term plan, then you are merely a passing phase, the latest trend, yesterday's event.” — @Miss_GraceJones Click To TweetWhile there’s no way to guarantee that all of your content will still be best-practice-worthy 10 years down the line, if you’re crafting content with longevity in mind, you’ll have a head-start in extending its useful content shelf-life.
To enrich ourselves financially, and you spiritually.Dumb question – of course you do, who doesn’t?Then – and take a deep breath – allow me to introduce you to the Electric Tilt Train.Look at this magnificent beauty:On this day, November 6, back in 1998, the train entered service for the first time in Australia.How about the fact it’s the fastest narrow gauge train in service?
Need assistance with your groceries?In the future, a robot might extend you a helping hand — if LG has its way, that is.Today, the Seoul electronics giant announced a partnership with E-mart Inc., a South Korean retail chain, to develop a “new type of service robot” that can point customers in the direction of promotions, follow them as they browse aisles, and even push their shopping carts for them.The new robot — which will join LG’s existing CLOi lineup of eight robots, according to Yonhap News — will be able to avoid obstacles as it moves around store floors.As of publication time, it’s unclear how many of the forthcoming robots will join E-mart’s human store clerks and restockers, and exactly where they’ll be deployed once development wraps up; E-mart has 160 stores in South Korea and several in China.The Seoul company claims that collectively, over the past year, it has devoted more than $90 million to “autonomous machines.”
The cloud infrastructure automation startup HashiCorp announced Thursday it raised $100 million in Series D funding.This brings HashiCorp's valuation to $1.9 billion and its total funding to $174 million.HashiCorp recently announced new versions of four of its products at its conference in October.On Thursday, cloud infrastructure startup HashiCorp announced it had raised $100 million in Series D funding.The funding was led by IVP, as well as Bessemer Venture Partners, GGV Capital, Mayfield, Redpoint Ventures, and True Ventures.With the funding, HashiCorp plans to focus on open source and commercial product development, as well as hiring and customer support efforts.
With their leathery skin and tiny feet like tentacles, sea cucumbers seem an unlikely candidate for spearheading blockchain technology.In China, the marine animal, who counts starfish and sea urchins as cousins, is considered a delicacy and is an important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine where it’s used to treat arthritis and improve sexual health.And where there’s a price tag, fakes tend to follow.For example, international crime syndicates make millions of dollars from smuggling them.Introducing blockchain to sea cucumber production helps mitigate counterfeit risk and bolster food safety—which has become one of the most significant concerns among China’s 1.3 billion people.The most infamous fake goods scandal in China happened in 2008 when 6 infants died and almost 300,000 were hospitalized over a baby formula tainted by the chemical melamine.