SpaceX's Falcon 9 static fire test has been completed, with the spacecraft eyeing a July 24 launch for a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).The Dragon had previously visited the ISS in April 2015 and December 2017 for resupply missions."Space Dragon flies thrice," Elon Musk tweeted Friday afternoon, adding in response to another tweet that the Texas and Florida Starship prototypes will fly in two to three months.NASA also tweeted the news, saying the Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies and cargo to the ISS.@SpaceX is now targeting July 24 for the launch of the Dragon spacecraft that will deliver supplies and cargo that will support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations happening aboard the @Space_Station https://t.co/BIPB5wAVGl— NASA (@NASA) July 19, 2019
Tinder parent company Match Group has just become the latest high-profile software maker to stiff Google on its 30 percent fee for all Android transactions through the Play Store.To avoid paying the company on in-app purchases of subscriptions to services like Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus, Match Group will now encourage users to enter credit card details directly into Tinder’s systems, according to Bloomberg, citing new research by Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter.The move is similar to one made by popular video game developer Epic Games, which last year released the Android version of battle royale hit Fortnite via its own downloadable launcher to avoid the 30 percent cut.Notably, Tinder is Match Group’s most profitable entity, and between its subscription services and other in-app purchase options like paying for the ability to know when someone has read your message, the software is often one of the highest grossing free apps on both iOS and Android.“We will always try to provide options that benefit their experience and offering payment options is one example of this.” After inputting your credit card info directly onto Tinder’s servers, the app supposedly defaults to that payment method for any in-app purchase in the future, allowing Tinder to bypass the cut indefinitely.Epic and Match may be the only two high-profile companies to thus far openly bypass the Play Store while still trying to cater to Android users.
TU Dresden is one of a total of 11 Universities of Excellence in Germany and the only University of Excellence in the eastern German federal states (except Berlin).In response, the Rector, Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, emphasised the importance of this title for the strategic development of the university: "We have been funded as a University of Excellence for seven years and, thanks to the measures realised with this support, we have managed to join the ranks of Germany's top universities.For example, we have used that funding to attract top national and international scientists to TU Dresden, optimise our structures and processes, and intensify cooperations with non-university research institutions within the DRESDEN-concept alliance.Our new strategy for the coming years until 2028 was based on these achievements and convinced the reviewers of our merits and potential.I would like to thank everyone involved in the preparation of the proposal and in the participation of the on-site assessment!"The following five points are of crucial importance:
Unnecessary irrigation wastes huge amounts of water - some crops are watered twice as much as they need - and contributes to the pollution of aquifers, lakes and oceans.A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate.This could save 40 percent of the water consumed by more traditional methods, according to new Cornell University research."If you have a framework to connect all these excellent sources of big data and machine learning, we can make agriculture smart," said Fengqi You, energy systems engineering professor.You is the senior author of "Robust Model Predictive Control of Irrigation Systems With Active Uncertainty Learning and Data Analytics," which published in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.The paper was co-authored with Abraham Stroock, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, who is working on water conservation strategies with apple farmers in New York state and almond, apple and grape growers in drought-ridden regions of the West Coast.
The Superconductivity Research Center of the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI, President Gyu-ha Choe) under the Ministry of Science and ICT has developed a superconducting insulation technology that can significantly reduce the size and weight of medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment.While many hospitals, both domestic and international, face many difficulties in facility management due to the large size and heavy weight of MRI equipment, the development of this technology, led by the team of Dr. Seog-Whan Kim and Dr. Young-Sik Jo of the Superconductivity Research Center, is expected to receive much attention.MRI transmits a high frequency magnetic field of thousands of hertz to the human body, and displays the image signals generated from atomic nuclei in the body in a 2D or 3D cross-sectional image.Resolution is the most important thing for an accurate MRI diagnosis, and a stronger magnetic field results in better quality.Most existing MRIs use a superconducting electromagnet to create a powerful magnetic field.Superconductivity is the phenomenon where metal or a compound is cooled below a certain temperature has almost no resistance to current flow.
Developed eco-friendly, low-cost, and high-efficiency wastewater processing catalyst made from agricultural byproduct, and High efficiency and removal rate achieved through application of ultrasound stimulation, leading to high expectation for the development of an environmental hormone removal systemThe research team of Dr. Jae-woo Choi and Dr. Kyung-won Jung of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology's (KIST, president: Byung-gwon Lee) Water Cycle Research Center announced that it has developed a wastewater treatment process that uses a common agricultural byproduct to effectively remove pollutants and environmental hormones, which are known to be endocrine disruptors.The sewage and wastewater that are inevitably produced at any industrial worksite often contain large quantities of pollutants and environmental hormones (endocrine disruptors).Because environmental hormones do not break down easily, they can have a significant negative effect on not only the environment but also the human body.To prevent this, a means of removing environmental hormones is required.Because high efficiency is difficult to achieve given the conditions, the biggest disadvantage of the existing process is the high cost involved.
Coffee has been the subject of dozens of studies, some focusing on its health benefits, others on its potential health risks.Though we know the polyphenols found in coffee help promote good health, there’s no clear word on whether coffee is a health risk if consumed frequently.As with herbal teas, coffee beans contain polyphenols that confer a number of health benefits, but some studies have found that drinking too much coffee comes with some risks.These studies often revolve around the caffeine in coffee and the increase in blood pressure that can result from consuming too much of the stimulant.Others have pointed toward potential carcinogens resulting from the bean roasting process.In that case, drinking more than half a dozen cups of coffee daily was linked to a 22-percent increase in one’s risk of developing heart disease.
The Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances Market is projected to reach USD 482.5 Million by 2023 from an estimated USD 233.2 Million in 2018, at a CAGR of 15.7%.Growth in this market is mainly driven by the growing popularity of oral appliances in sleep apnea management, technological advancements in oral appliances, a large pool of undiagnosed sleep apnea patients, and growing awareness about sleep apnea.Markets Drivers:- 1 Growing Popularity of Oral Appliances in Sleep Apnea Management 2 Technological Advancements in Oral Appliances 3 Large Pool of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea Patients 4 Growing Awareness About Sleep ApneaDownload PDF Brochure: - https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=105423877Physician-prescribed/Customized Oral Appliances to dominate the sleep apnea oral appliances market during the forecast periodBy type, physician-prescribed/customized oral appliances segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.The rising prevalence of sleep apnea in the region coupled with the growing demand for alternative treatment options due to poor compliance associated with CPAP is driving the sleep apnea oral appliances market in the region.In addition, rising awareness regarding the disorder; less complicated reimbursement scenario for oral appliance therapy (OAT); and increased acceptance of OAT by physicians, dentists, patients, and insurance companies are also supporting the growth of the sleep apnea oral appliances market in North America.Read more: - https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/sleep-apnea-oral-appliances.aspTop Key Players:- ResMed (US), SomnoMed (Australia), and Whole You (US) are the key players in the sleep apnea oral appliances market.Other players involved in this market are Oventus (Australia), Panthera Dental (Canada), Airway Management (US), Apnea Sciences (US), DynaFlex (US), OravanOSA (US), and Myerson (US).About MarketsandMarkets™MarketsandMarkets™ provides quantified B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies’ revenues.Currently servicing 5000 customers worldwide including 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies as clients.
A forthcoming research paper [PDF] from researchers at Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania brings up the possibility that Google and Facebook might be tracking your porn history—and, perhaps more worrisome, that using Incognito mode doesn't help.The paper, set to be published in the journal New Media & Society, does an excellent job of backing up the claim that porn usage ends up being tracked by Google and Facebook.Authors Elena Maris, Timothy Libert, and Jennifer Henrichsen used open source tool webxray to analyze more than 22,000 porn sites, discovering tracking code for Google on 74% and for Facebook on 10% of the sites analyzed.Software giant Oracle's Web tracking code also showed up, appearing on 24% of those sites.In light of the study, a Facebook spokesperson told CNET, "We don't want adult websites using our business tools since that type of content is a violation of our Community Standards.Oracle has an advertising services division called DataCloud, into which it has funneled more than $3 billion dollars in acquisitions in the last five years.
Ongoing innovations in mice models, continuous support in the form of investments and grants, and growing demand for humanized mice models are some of the factors driving the growth of the mice model market.The mice model market is expanding with the increase in R activities in pharmaceutical industries.These mice model are being used in many applications such as oncology studies, immunology and inflammation studies, central nervous system studies (anxiety and other disorders), cardiovascular studies, diabetes studies.The base year considered for the study is 2015, and the forecast has been provided for the period between 2016 and 2021.The overall mice model market is expected to grow from USD 1.11 billion in 2016 to USD 1.59 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2016 to 2021.Market Dynamics+ Drivers+ Ongoing innovations in mice models+ Growing consumption of personalized medicine driving the demand for humanized mice models+ Continuous support in the form of grants and investmentsDownload Free PDF BROCHURE - https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownloadNew.asp?id=1308Growing consumption of personalized medicine designed through the use of mice model, drives the global mice model market.Personalized medicine is the process of developing tailored medications to target individualized treatment and care based on personal and genetic variation.These medicines are designed through the use of animal models, particularly mice models.In this process, immune-deficient models are transplanted with human tissues and the disease expressed is recorded.
It suggests the products are cost-effective and environmentally friendly compared to tampons and pads, while still being safe and able to provide roughly the same level of protection against leakage.The concept of the cup, which is inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual blood, has existed since at least the 1930s.It’s only lately, thanks partly to new brand-name products like the Diva Cup, that they’ve seen a spike in popularity.The authors of the study, published in the Lancet on Tuesday, reviewed the relatively little amount of medical literature there is surrounding menstrual cups.They looked at 43 studies involving just over 3,300 women living in both developing and developed countries, dating as far back as the 1960s.“Menstrual cups seem to be an effective and safe alternative to other menstrual products,” the authors write.
Humans have been getting tattoos since ancient days, but modern science is giving them a new purpose: health condition monitoring.Researchers have detailed a new type of permanent tattoo that changes color when certain health biomarkers in the body change, offering visual indicators that something is wrong and the patient needs to visit their doctor.The new diagnostic tool was developed by researchers in Germany and recently published as a study in the journal Angewandte Chemie.Though both appear similar when injected into the skin as a tattoo, the newly detailed health tattoo features a colorimetric analytic formulation instead of typical tattoo ink.Three colorimetric chemical sensors were adapted to produce different colors when certain biomarkers in the body changed.One ‘ink’ changes from yellow to blue when the body’s pH level changes from five to nine.
When thinking about how to reduce or eliminate our carbon footprint, what often comes to mind is cutting back on driving or doing more recycling.But research from a new Swedish website called Shameplane has us also looking to the skies to save Arctic ice.The site lets you choose how you'll be flying -- first class, business, economy and/or roundtrip -- and your starting location and ending destination.For example, a first class roundtrip flight from Copenhagen to California will, according to the site, melt approximately 24.6 square meters (about 9.5 square miles) of Arctic ice.The potential loss of ice decreases if you fly business or economy.Of course, Shameplane doesn't just leave you crying in a pile of facts, doom and gloom.
Many 2019 Chinese smartphones use AMOLED panels.This ensures that the AMOLED market share continues to improve.According to a statistical report by CINNO Research, AMOLED panels in global smartphones industry accounts for 23.2% in 2018.This value will increase to 27.6% in 2019.However, in Q1 2019, the global smartphone AMOLED panel shipments hit 86.7 million, down 20% year-on-year.Samsung AMOLED panel still tops in terms of shipment and market share.
The French army has said it is looking to recruit four or five sci-fi writers and futurologists to staff a "Red Team" that predicts future threats and how to disrupt or defend against them.The unit will be run by the l'Agence Innovation Défense and DGRIS – the defence strategic unit.It will be expected to "propose scenarios of disruption" and to consider the impact of disruptive technologies, and the use of asymmetric technology like artificial intelligence by state and non-state actors.The move is part of France's "Document d'orientation de l'innovation de Défense (DOID) 2019" – which promises the creation of a French space force as well as better cyber defence capabilities and assessment of the role of robots and big data in future conflicts.It's not the first time the military has turned to fiction writers.The US Department of Defense and CIA reportedly got some Hollywood screenwriters and directors on board after the 9/11 attacks to brainstorm possible future terrorist attacks.
You might want some privacy when consuming porn online, whether that’s going in incognito mode, locking the door, putting in headphones, or all of the above.And while this certainly conceals your activity from a roommate or someone who might look at your search history, researchers have demonstrated that your intimate browsing time is an open book to companies like Facebook and Google.A study published on Monday by researchers from Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pennsylvania explores how online porn activity is susceptible to being tracked by third-party websites, and the sensitive and supremely personal information attached to that activity.The researchers analysed 22,484 porn websites in March of last year and found that 93 percent of the pages leaked user data to a third party.The study also found that only 17 percent of the porn sites are encrypted, making user information especially vulnerable to hackers and bad actors.The dark truth is that your sexual data is still being tracked, and according to the study, it’s not just porn-specific sites interested in this data.
Chevrolet this week unveiled the 2020 Corvette, an entirely new car rebuilt from the ground up.The Corvette — a storied sports car with decades of history — makes a generational leap for 2020 by moving the engine from the front to the middle.This will help it better compete with other mid-engined supercars.The Corvette’s massive V8 engine isn’t the only thing pushing the car forward: Chevy upgraded the Vette with tons of tech to future proof the experience for years to come.The wholly redesigned cockpit is entirely driver-centric and, as Michael Knight once said of K.I.T.T., it looks like Darth Vader’s bathroom.An 8-inch color touch screen allows drivers to control nearly every facet of the car.
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Study finds chest X-rays contain 'hidden' information that can be harvested with artificial intelligence to predict long-term mortalityBOSTON - The most frequently performed imaging exam in medicine "the chest X-ray" holds 'hidden' prognostic information that can be harvested with artificial intelligence (AI), according to a study by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).The findings of this study, to be published in the July 19, 2019 issue of JAMA Network Open, could help to identify patients most likely to benefit from screening and preventive medicine for heart disease, lung cancer and other conditions.AI technology automates many aspects of our daily lives, such as your smartphone's speech-recognition function, photo tagging on social media, and self-driving cars.If this technology can make diagnoses, asked radiologist Michael Lu, MD, MPH, could it also identify people at high risk for future heart attack, lung cancer, or death?Lu, who is director of research for the MGH Division of Cardiovascular Imaging and assistant professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, and his colleagues developed a convolutional neural network, a state-of-the-art AI tool for analyzing visual information, called CXR-risk.
Success in all funding lines of the German Excellence Strategy competition: after the positive funding decision for two Clusters of Excellence in September 2018, the University of Konstanz has now once again been selected as one of eleven universities or university consortia that will receive funding as Universities of Excellence in Germany.The university's concept "University of Konstanz - creative.together" will therefore receive funding in the context of the Universities of Excellence funding line of the German Excellence Strategy over the next seven years.We are ecstatic and very proud that our institutional strategy and our achievements were recognized again", says Professor Kerstin Krieglstein, Rector of the University of Konstanz.The new concept "creative.together" builds on the previous university strategy and further develops its "culture of creativity" in a systematic way.The university has positioned itself as a young campus and reform university, while building its reputation as both a place for encounters and exchange as well as a Denkwerkstatt where new ideas are developed and put into practice.As a pioneer in the promotion of early career researchers, the university's Zukunftskolleg facilitates independent research in an international, intergenerational and interdisciplinary community.