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When you get sick, a doctor or hospital is typically right down the road, a couple hours away at most.George Mias, Michigan State University biochemistry and molecular biology researcher, believes precision medicine - a personalized approach using technology to analyze an individual's wellness to predict and possibly prevent illnesses - can solve this problem and keep astronauts healthy during deep space missions.Mias' team will look at molecular signatures - thousands of body signals ranging from genes, proteins, heart rate, saliva, blood pressure and more - to detect illnesses before they happen.After establishing a person's wellness baseline, the signals would be monitored to detect early patterns of deviation."Our goal is keeping people healthy as they travel through space by predicting changes that could tell us if there's something wrong before any outward signs appear," said Mias, chief of the systems biology division at MSU's Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering.Using data provided by NASA from previous astronaut missions, Mias will build an algorithm that will automate the detection of deviations due to adverse events.
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A two-year boy is in nine days stuck in the one hundred meters deep wells.Swedish mätexperter have been called in to speed up the rescue.It was on Sunday, 13 January as the sweating sickness Christmas Roselló fell down in the narrow but deep hole.the Borehole, located outside Malaga in southern Spain, is reported to be around 25 centimeters in diameter.the Accident must have occurred during an outing with the family.Parents claim in the Spanish media that the boy screamed as he fell, but since there is no sign of life.
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Researchers have theorized that far away from us in our solar system there might be a mysterious planet, dubbed Planet 9, orbiting.One of the things that some scientists have used to support the theory of Planet 9 is the odd orbits of some small objects in our distant solar system.Cambridge University researchers working with scientists from the American University of Beirut have a new theory.The researchers propose that a disc made of small icy bodies have a combined mass ten times more than the Earth could be responsible for the strange orbits of some objects.The scientists say that when you combine that disc of small bodies with a simple model of the solar system, the gravitational forces behind the disc can account for the unusual orbits of some objects in the outer reaches of our solar system.This isn’t the first theory to put forth the possibility of a massive disc made of small objects.
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In a world in which people increasingly pay for things using mobile wallets like Apple Pay, the presence of the machines you find at grocery stores, which turn your spare change into a more useful note-based form of cash, seem kind of retro.But they’re about to embrace one of the most exciting currency-based innovations happening right now — by allowing users to convert their regular cash into Bitcoin.“Coinstar is always looking for new ways to offer value to our consumers when they visit our kiosks, and Coinme’s innovative delivery mechanism along with Coinstar’s flexible platform makes it possible for consumers to easily purchase Bitcoin with cash,” said Jim Gaherity, CEO of Coinstar, the company behind the change-counting kiosks, in a statement.It’s the latest example of how Bitcoin is becoming accessible to folks who want to invest, just 10 years after it first burst onto the scene.Coinstar isn’t the only company helping with this, of course.For a few years now, a number of dedicated ATMs around the world have allowed users to trade the popular cryptocurrency.
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Whether you want to build a Terminator or a new girlfriend, robotics has long fascinated us mere mortals.Not long ago it was just the stuff of great movies, but in 2019 robots are much more of a reality.Now you can learn how to build and program them.There’s an operating system designed purely for robotics called, unsurprisingly, Robot Operating System (ROS).To build a robot you’re going to want to get to grips with it.The Complete Robotics eBook Bundle is a set of five eBooks that give you all the training you need in ROS.
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Some days are literally “don’t do’s”, and although it might be tempting to skip ahead to the next day, there is genuine value to you in taking a little victory each day and making small steps.Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”Welcome to the Inbox Zero program.If you run over time, consider deferring for later.If you have a habit of sleeping beside your phone, move the charging point to somewhere not between you, the bed and the fridge.Yes, they do sell your anonymised data, so if that’s a concern for you, don’t sign up.
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Or at least that's what the chip giant sought to show Tuesday during its trial against the US Federal Trade Commission.The FTC has accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in wireless chips, forcing customers like Apple to work with it exclusively and charging excessive licensing fees for its technology.The company called its co-founder, Irwin Jacobs, and the senior vice president in charge of its 4G and 5G operations, Durga Malladi, to the stand to talk up Qualcomm's innovations in wireless technology.Jacobs, considered one of the pioneers in mobile communications technology, testified about the early years of Qualcomm.The idea to use Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology for phones came to him while driving in San Diego, he said, and the company outfitted a fan with the technology to demonstrate how it could work.Sprint and Verizon use CDMA, while AT and T-Mobile along with most of the rest of the world use GSM.
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Three flyers were forced to sit on the floor of a TUI Airlines flight when their assigned seats were missing from the airplane.The German airline said an unscheduled plane change meant the family's assigned seats were missing.The family was seated in jump seats normally reserved for the flight crew, for takeoff and landing.When Paula Taylor and her family boarded their TUI Airways flight home to Birmingham, England from Menorca, Spain, they said they were shocked to find their assigned seats did not exist, according to a BBC report.The three flyers were accommodated in the crew's jump seats during takeoff and landing, the BBC first reported from its show "Rip Off: Britain," but when the flight crew needed the galley space to provide drink service during the flight, there was nowhere for the family to sit except the empty space where their seats should have been.Blaming the incident on a "last minute plane change," the German airline refunded the family's fares and added a 30 pound ($38.19) "goodwill gesture," the BBC reported.
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The world is no stranger to themed whiskys, let alone ones that have some sort of inspiration from Game of Thrones.Last year we got 'White Walker', which was designed to be drunk at cold temperatures, and this year we'll be seeing more things like that.The Game of Thrones Single Malt Whisky Collection features eight different scotches, six of which are brand new, with the booze inside each one coming from a different distillery.Those distilleries were chosen thanks to the similarities they share with their respective fictional house.House Stark (Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost, £48): Dalwhinnie, known for being one of the highest distilleries in all of Scotland, is cold and remote much like The North where House Stark calls home, making the two an iconic pairing.House Targaryen (Cardhu Gold Reserve, £48): Fuelled by the same fiery spirit of the fierce female leadership of Daenerys Targaryen, this single malt celebrates legendary women and their unwavering perseverance.
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Digital security vendor Gemalto claims the IoT euphoria might be hitting the UK before its ready, as research shows 58% of businesses are not able to detect a breach.The more scared companies are about potential data breaches, and the punishments which follow the incidents, the more likely they are to buy security software.“The push for digital transformation by organisations has a lot to answer for when it comes to security and bad practices,” said Jason Hart, CTO of Data Protection at Gemalto.“At times it feels organisations are trying to run before they can walk, implementing technology without really understanding what impact it could have on their security.”The most shocking figure from the report is the 42% of UK companies who are capable of detecting an IoT breach, with only France worse off at 36%.While spending on IoT security has increased from 11% of the overall IoT budget to 13%, you have to wonder what direction this money is heading.
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Refinery29 is expanding its 29Rooms events overseas in 2019.The pop-up events have grown to four from two in the US and are key to the company's diversification strategy.The venture-backed company has had layoffs in the past two years but hopes to get to profitability in 2020.Refinery29 is betting big on its pop-up event series, 29Rooms, as it tries to diversify its revenue and grow in a tough digital advertising environment.The women's lifestyle publisher plans to announce this week that it will expand 29Rooms internationally this year through a partnership, Philippe von Borries, co-founder and co-CEO of the company, told Business Insider.The pop-up comprises 29 rooms designed by brands, artists, celebrities, and other creative types.
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The Commons will express its view through a series of votes: first on the amendments selected by the Speaker; and then on the Government’s motion on the deal (as amended or not).The decision to take amendments first means that the Commons process for amending the Government’s motion will take centre stage.On 9 January the Commons agreed to change the rules for the debate so that the Speaker can select any number of amendments to be voted on in the Commons (originally there was a limit of six amendments).In theory, this could mean that all thirteen amendments on the order paper could be selected for decision.The first amendment listed, tabled by Jeremy Corbyn, would remove all of the words from the Government’s motion and would replace it with words that reflect Labour’s Brexit position.The last few amendments listed on the order paper add words to the end of the Government’s motion.
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If you're the gambling sort, this might be the perfect time to place your bet on who will win the Game of Thrones since we now know when the final season of the HBO hit series will premiere.At the conclusion of season 7 all the way back in 2017, the odds at one betting website favored Westeros' most desirable bastard, Jon Snow.Since the below teaser dropped Sunday, featuring heir Snow and his Stark half-sisters, he remains the odds-on favorite at online sportsbooks like MyBookie and BetOnline as of midday Monday.But the UK's BoyleSports is rating Bran Stark as the most likely future king, with even (50/50) odds."We now know the date that Game of Thrones will be back on our screens and that alone has triggered a renewed interest in our betting on who will rule Westeros," said BoyleSports spokesperson Lawrence Lyons in an emailed statement.2 on BoyleSports' list of most likely monarchs is the presumably soon-to-be-introduced child of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, then it's Jon and Dany themselves in a tie for third most likely victor.
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Poland could limit use of Huawei products after worker arrested – ReutersWhat happened: After a Huawei employee and a former Polish security official were arrested on spying charges in Poland last week, Huawei may face new restrictions in the European country.A senior government official said on Sunday that Poland might consider banning public bodies from using the company’s products.It could also put further limits on enterprises considered to be security threats.On Saturday, Huawei said it had fired the arrested employee, and that his “alleged actions have no relation to the company.”Why it’s important: Although the specific allegations against the former Huawei employee have yet to emerge, the case certainly doesn’t help the company’s current international public relations crisis.
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PicoBrew has been popular in the home brewing market for years for its flagship Zymatic beer-brewing appliances, but the nearly decade-old startup upped its game considerably at CES 2019 with a line of professional-grade, scalable brewing appliances that could be a gold mine for restaurants, bars, brewpubs and craft breweries, not to mention amateurs who really do party hard.According to the announcements at CES 2019, it looks like the company has been tinkering with the inner workings of the Z Series quite a lot, resulting in a base unit that was able to be pre-ordered at $1,500 previously and now commands a more robust $2,199 at pre-order with a suggested MSRP of $2,500.The new Z Series from PicoBrew can brew craft beer, cold brew coffee, and kombucha in batch sizes ranging from one to 10 gallons, in two-and-a-half gallon increments.The Z Series is available in four models, ranging from the aforementioned Z1 at $2,500 up to the 10-gallon Z4 model, which carries an MSRP of $8,500 but can be pre-ordered at $7,300.The only way to pre-order a Z Series PicoBrew appliance is directly through the PicoBrew website here starting February 13, 2019.“Our new Z Series and our incredibly popular PicoStill serve to highlight the growth and expanding focus of PicoBrew from just craft beer to virtually all beverages,” said Dr. Bill Mitchell, CEO of PicoBrew in a release.
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Most Wear OS smartwatches don’t cost an arm and a leg, but Chinese company Mobvoi is at the forefront of offering decent-looking watches at prices that are often $200 or lower.These are follow ups to the Ticwatch E and S from 2018.From the brief time we’ve spent with them, the Ticwatch E2 and S2 appear to be excellent entry-level smartwatches for people just wading into the category, but they’re likely not worth the upgrade for those who have a Wear OS watch from the past year.The build quality doesn’t feel high-end, but it doesn’t feel cheap like the first Ticwatch E and S. There’s no plastic frame over the case — just a polycarbonate body.The 22mm silicone straps are nice and thick, delivering a sturdy and reliable feel.It’s quite comfortable on the wrist, and the watches are lightweight, so it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them.
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A little like a penguin, a little like a sloth, Lovot is a companion robot with big googly eyes and an even bigger AI-powered heart.It's designed and built by Kaname Hayashi, who's best known as "the father of Pepper," for designing Softbank's semi-iconic robot that can be found in banks, airports and many other public spaces around the world.Lovot has been a passion project for Hayashi for many years now.The last time I met with Pepper's dad was back in 2016, at the office of his company Groove X, high above the neon-lit Akihabara district of Tokyo.He also told me he wanted the robot to help cure the epidemic of loneliness that's a particular problem in his home country of Japan.Japan isn't the only country struggling with loneliness.
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Sony HT-X8500 har Dolby Atmos och simulerar ljud på höjden utan extra högtalarelement.Idag fick vi en demonstration av Sonys nya HT-X8500 i Las Vegas.Det här är den billigaste soundbar-högtalaren hittills som stöder Dolby Atmos och DTS:X. Den har ingen extern subwoofer men Sony har jobbat hårt för att få ut det mesta ur de små baselementen.Soundbar-högtalaren spelade med en förvånansvärt tight bas och målade dessutom upp en stor ljudbild som bredde ut sig både längst fram och längst bak, och dessutom från taket.Sonys demo gav oss en riktig aha-upplevelse med ett Atmos-demoklipp där ett löv föll från ett träd och svävade i luften ovanför oss.Ett klipp från den nya Jumanji-filmen levererade också varorna på ett mer övertygande sätt än vi har hört hittills från en ljudlimpa i den här klassen.
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Då gäller det att komma väl förberedd.För att lyckas i ett lönesamtal eller i en förhandling brukar man säga att förberedelse är nyckeln till framgång.Det du skapat och bidragit med ska också vara det som de ska bedöma.Fokusera på din egen insats, det vill säga det du kunnat påverka när det kommer till resultatet, snarare än hur hög inflationen är i samhället.Hitta argument som din chef använt sig av om din arbetsinsats (de bra alltså) och använd chefens egna argument varför du ska ha högre lön.Beskriv hur du anser att du nått målen och uppfyllt kraven som ställts på dig.
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Last year Jabra had a major headphone hit with its Elite 65t totally wireless earphones.Now it's going after Bose, Sony and others with its new Elite 85h over-ear premium wireless headphones that it says will deliver "best-in-class" performance when they ship in April for $299 or 299 euros (no word yet on UK or Australian pricing).I should be getting some hands-on time with an early unit here at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, where Jabra has unveiled the Elite 85h, but at least on paper, the new headphones look like a contender.Some of its features remind me of the features that Microsoft was touting in its new Surface headphones.Like that model, the Elite 85h has multiple microphones (eight total) and adaptive noise-canceling technology (Jabra SmartSound) that changes according to your environment.Additionally, these headphones feature hands-free voice assistant control using Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant (only one voice assistant can be active).
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