In the kärnvapenålderns the morning was Leona Woods in the middle of all the action.She was a hard-line scientist, originally a physicist, who has never regretted anything that had a head start in climate science.
Have you ever heard of a marketing funnel?While it serves a different principle than the funnels you have in your kitchen or garage, its purpose is basically the same.It’s all about the simple steps can turn a complete stranger into a valued customer, from attracting awareness to building a relationship to establishing trust, right through to transactions and referrals.Of course, that relationship never gets started if you can’t come up with content that speaks to your audience.Be it a picture, an article or even a single line of copy to engage and start that dialogue, The Complete Content Marketing Master Class Course (normally $49, 77 percent off, from TNW Deals) is all about learning to create those breakthrough opportunities; and it’s on sale for only $11.In all, the course features over 50 lectures, laying out a roadmap for a content pipeline that will continually resonate with potential customers.
She shares details about her personal life and professional career.The introduction for Liz High’s presentation, Social Truth: Revealing What Truly Matters to Your Customers, at Content Marketing World, spans four minutes and 15 photos.To answer, attendees relay facts shared by Liz (e.g., she founded a company).Challenge assumptions and explore the unexpectedLiz details a campaign she worked on for Mazda, which wanted to be recognized as a premium brand and be attractive to affluent millennials.Liz and team set up a series of focus groups with their target audience of millennials.
Now, a Simon Fraser University mechatronics graduand has designed 3D-printed humanoid robot "fingers" that mimic the strength and tenderness of a human hand."In this field, called soft robotics, we take inspiration from nature to create materials for robots that can safely interact with humans," says Manpreet Kaur, who developed the 3D-printed humanoid fingers as part of her recent PhD thesis, supervised by mechatronic systems engineering professor Woo Soo Kim.Kaur graduates this week, after successfully defended her thesis in April.Today's commercially available robots are often made with hard materials that, when used improperly, could scratch or impale their human operators, or are simply uncomfortable to interact with."We need something that takes advantage of the flexibility and gentleness of those soft materials but is also strong and durable enough to complete different tasks," Kaur explains.Robotics manufacturers and researchers have sought to create robotic personal assistants and bionic limbs or prosthetics that combine the durability of common robots with the gentleness of a soft robot.
Microsoft is launching a new version of its popular Xbox Elite controller today at E3 2019.It’s the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and it has been totally reengineered according to Microsoft.There are new adjustable tension thumbsticks, updated trigger grips, and shorter hair locks.Microsoft has even included USB-C support and Bluetooth, and a rechargable battery that lasts for up to 40 hours per charge.It looks like the controller design has been updated to include a wrap-around ruberized grip, too.The software giant last updated its Elite controller with a new robot white color back in August, with no new feature updates.
Xiamoi recently discovered a safety issue with the M365 electric scooter where a screw could become loose in the folding apparatus.That would then cause the vertical component of the scooter to break off while in use.Xiaomi said it only affected a “limited number of production units” — 10,257 to be exact.The recall program will start in the United Kingdom on June 26 and in other markets July 1.The United States is not one of the markets affected.Electric scooter startup Bird got its start with this exact model but has since unveiled custom scooters.
First unveiled at CES this year, the nreal light augmented reality smartglasses are now available in both a consumer and developer edition.The company has managed to bring AR smartglasses to the masses in a simple, yet wearable sunglass-like design that is much more approachable than Google Glass was when it launched in 2014.The nreal light Consumer Kit will retail for $499 and includes one pair of the company's smartglasses that can be connected via a USB-C cable directly to compatible 'XR optimized devices'.The device itself is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and allows users to enjoy immersive content on the go.Securing the new reality: why AR and VR security should be a top priorityHead of XR at Qualcomm Technologies, Hugo Swart explained how the company worked together with nreal to ensure Snapdragon smartphone support, saying:
To better protect kids, a school district in New York is going to give facial recognition technology a try.Next Monday, Lockport City School District will reportedly be the first US public school system to test a facial recognition program on students and staff.The district begins the "initial implementation phase" for the Aegis software suite, the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal reported Tuesday.Aegis' applications include a facial recognition tool, Sentry, that alerts school officials if anyone from the local Sex Offenders Registry enters a school or if any suspended students, fired employees, known gang members or an affiliate enters a school, according to SN Technology, Aegis' developer.The company also offers Protector, a shape recognition tool that recognizes the top 10 guns used in school shootings and Mercury, a forensic search engine that can review unattended video.Lockport City School District and SN Technology weren't immediately available for comment.
In-flight Internet company Gogo is developing a 5G network for aviation, it announced on Wednesday, with the stated goal of commercial availability in the US and Canada in 2021.Gogo is working on a new air-to-ground (ATG) network intended to serve commercial regional jets, as well as smaller mainline jets operating in North America and business aircraft.If everything goes as planned, Gogo will launch its 5G service at the same time as competing terrestrial networks go live, giving travellers a similar experience when in the air.Gogo CEO Oakleigh Thorne said the new network ‘is the next step in our technology evolution and is expected to deliver an unparalleled user experience…’That experience, according to the company, will include high speeds combined with low latency and network-wide redundancy.The company’s existing infrastructure will be used to build the new network; the existing 3G and 4G Gogo offerings will remain live in the US and Canada as backup options in the absence of 5G availability, however.
Amazon has released the latest generation of its smart speaker with a screen, the Echo Show 5.The newest iteration has a 5.5-inch display, video-calling capabilities, and a built-in camera cover.It's available for release on June 26.The Echo Show 5 is equipped with all the key features of its predecessors — Alexa voice assistant, music and video playing, smart home controls, video-calling — with an added camera shutter intended to provide users with more privacy.Check out all the features of the new Amazon Echo Show 5, and the details about when it will be available:It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.
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A rogue subway bandit has been pulling emergency brakes on New York City subway trains, causing hundreds of delays.The NYPD said Friday that an arrest of a suspect had been made in the case.Isiah Thompson, 23, is accused of delaying hundreds of trains and was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing.If there's one thing that can bring New Yorkers together, it's a mutual disdain for the subway.That was on full display this week as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York Police Department sought the public's help in finding the culprit behind a rash of subway emergency brake activations that snarled commutes for thousands, if not millions, of straphangers.Isaiah Thompson, a 23-year-old from Brooklyn, was arrested early Friday on charges of reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing, The New York Times reported Friday.
Wikileaker co-founder Julian Assange faces more legal problems after the US Justice Department filed more charges against him.Assange is currently serving a 50 week sentence at Belmarsh prison in London for breaching the Bail Act.Assange had been arrested last month, when British police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy and dragged him out, after a seven year stalemate.As soon as he was arrested in April for breaking his bail conditions, Assange was also further arrested on behalf of the United States.Assange was charged by the US with one count of conspiring with Bradley Manning (now Chelsea Manning), to gain access to the Pentagon network.The US has always alleged its top secret files were illegally received by Julian Assange, who was then the editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, which went on to publish the documents.
Scientists have released the first visualization of human cell division, paving the way for new potential treatments for cancer and other diseases.Mitosis is the process where healthy human cells divide, responsible for everything from growing a baby from a fertilized egg, through to our bodies repairing themselves.While the processes which go into mitosis may be known, however, until now we’ve not seen them in action.The genes regulating growth and differentiation are altered, and then those errors self-amplify and eventually grow, in a chain reaction, into a more serious disease.The Allen Institute researchers have released a new Allen Cell Explorer, a data-driven model and visualization tool that shows how human cells split.It illustrates how 15 different key cellular structures change their shape, duplicate, disappear, and reassemble in human stem cells, across the five stages of cell division.
Amazon is reportedly working on a health and wellness device that could figure out how you feel before you do.The e-commerce giant detailed a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotion, according to internal documents obtained by Bloomberg.The wrist-worn gadget reportedly pairs with a smartphone app and uses microphones to decipher your emotional state based on your voice.The technology could eventually help people better interact with others, according to Bloomberg.It's unknown how far along Amazon is on the project, code-named Dylan.Bloomberg cited an anonymous source "familiar with the program" who said a beta testing program is underway, though it's not known whether the test includes the wearable device, the emotion-detecting software or both.
People instinctively know how to work together when it comes time to lift something that takes two people.People coordinate their motions and work to be sure that each side of whatever is being carried is at the same height.While tasks like that are natural for a human, for robots, it’s not natural at all.Robots have to be trained to work well with a human and usually that means teaching the robot voice commands similar to how a voice assistant like Siri works.MIT researchers have developed a robot that can collaborate with humans without needing to use spoken commands.The robotic system can coordinate motions by monitoring their muscle movements.
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It feels as though Lego Ideas is announcing more sets more often these days.In fact it's only been about three months since the last wave of results, which saw the company announce the Steamboat Willie and Central Perk sets.But a new wave of results is here, and it means there are another two Lego Ideas sets coming sometime in the future.First is a collection of dinosaur skeletons, and the other is a fully-functional Lego piano.I swear that Lego has a nice little backlog of sets that have yet to see the light of day.Whatever happened to the jungle treehouse?
A multi-month hunt for political disinformation spreading on Facebook in Europe suggests there are concerted efforts to use the platform to spread bogus far right propaganda to millions of voters ahead of a key EU vote which kicks off tomorrow.Following the independent investigation, Facebook has taken down a total of 77 pages and 230 accounts from Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain and Poland — which had been followed by an estimated 32 million people and generated 67 million ‘interactions’ (i.e.The bogus mainly far-right disinformation networks were not identified by Facebook — but had been reported to it by campaign group Avaaz — which says the fake pages had more Facebook followers and interactions than all the main EU far right and anti-EU parties combined.“The results are overwhelming: the disinformation networks upon which Facebook acted had more interactions (13 million) in the past three months than the main party pages of the League, AfD, VOX, Brexit Party, Rassemblement National and PiS combined (9 million),” it writes in a new report.“Although interactions is the figure that best illustrates the impact and reach of these networks, comparing the number of followers of the networks taken down reveals an even clearer image.Examples of politically charged disinformation being spread via Facebook by the bogus networks it found include a fake viral video seen by 10 million people that supposedly shows migrants in Italy destroying a police car (but was actually from a movie; which Avaaz adds that this fake had been “debunked years ago”); a story in Poland claiming that migrant taxi drivers rape European women, including a fake image; and fake news about a child cancer center being closed down by Catalan separatists in Spain.
He moved himself and his family from Nottingham and set up Black Bay Studio in a former fish-processing factory overlooking Kirkibost Pier.Inside, there’s a surprisingly good 4G signal thanks to a mast that you can see in the distance on the other side of the tidal inlet.The car manufacturer is developing its Nissan’s xStorage system, which uses second-life batteries from its vehicles to supplement the conventional energy supply.And, as you’d expect, the studio uses rather a lot of electricity, plus there’s no gas around these parts.So radiators are electric, cooking is electric and, naturally, amplification is electric.Visitors could generate power by jumping up and down on electro-magnetic induction tiles, or they could have a go at cycling on the spot as they supped a coffee or two.