Pamukcu, a globally recognized expert in the field of electro-remediation of soils and groundwater, accepted the honor at a ceremony held May 3 at the LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center in Baton Rouge."I am grateful to be among so many accomplished graduates of the LSU CEE program selected for inclusion in the CEE Hall of Distinction," said Pamukcu, who joined Lehigh in 1986 as an assistant professor after completing her doctorate in civil/geotechnical engineering at LSU, where she was the first female PhD to graduate from the CEE department."I strongly believe it is the 'human element' that surrounds you in your early career that makes all the difference in reaching your goals and succeeding," noted Pamukcu, while acknowledging a number of LSU faculty members who supported her efforts as a graduate student.Pamukcu's own career is a testament to her belief: Over the past 20 years, she has successfully mentored and advocated for women scientists and engineers in her capacities as a professor, research/program manager, chair, and director.She has sought and supported female students in long term National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU projects), and has sponsored numerous women scientists and engineers as research associates and postdoctoral researchers--many of whom have advanced into successful careers in academia."When I joined the faculty at Lehigh, Sibel was the only other woman professor in the CEE department, and I naturally looked to her as a mentor," said associate professor Kristen Jellison, who directs Lehigh's ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty.
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Facebook has announced a new cryptocurrency, Libra, and set up a digital wallet subsidiary called Calibra to let people spend and save the currency.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised that Calibra will not put peoples' money or privacy at risk, and that transaction data would not be shared with Facebook.This isn't strictly true if you read Calibra's terms and conditions, which state Facebook may use some data to prevent crime and improve products.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has personally promised that his company's proposed new digital wallet, Calibra, and Libra cryptocurrency will not put peoples' money or privacy at risk.The chief executive's pledge comes after the social network approaches two years of near-endless privacy and governance scandals, including the Cambridge Analytica data breach, playing a prominent role in electoral disinformation, and the exposure of its data-sharing agreements with Chinese phone makers.Facebook on Tuesday announced investment partners such as Spotify and eBay who will help keep the currency afloat and govern it.
The initiative will help the company optimize delivery times as retailers push forward into smart warehousing, an area of technological development poised for growth in the world’s second-largest economy.Backed by big data, the system optimizes inventory according to consumer preference in a certain region, prioritizes order packing, and assigns tasks to deliverymen.A company spokesman told TechNode that Meituan is planning to connect the unmanned warehouse with autonomous delivery vehicles which will send the parcels directly to the users for a fully automated system, but the technologies had not yet reached maturity.Its foray into intelligent warehousing further intensifies competition with e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com to control the logistics sector.Both of Alibaba and JD have already launched their smart warehouse solutions which feature autonomous guided vehicles (AGV) and various internet of things (IoT) technologies.The company plans to roll out the service to sellers on Meituan Instashopping, an on-demand grocery delivery service that promises 30-minute delivery.
In a world where Amazon reigns and other marketplaces from Jet.com to Walmart compete in offering the same convenience and effortless customer service to consumers, it’s easy to think why it might be a daunting task for any new entrant.Imran and Cate Khan don’t see it that way, as today, their new, curated e-commerce platform, Verishop, tries to begin its ascent.Verishop rolls out with 160 brands and 4,000 items for sale.To start, Verishop is offering free returns and exchanges, 24/7 customer support, free two-day shipping, and most of all a platform with no third-party sellers or pay-to-play.There are a variety of legacy brands like Levi’s and All Saints, and digitally native ones like Fur, and Boll & Branch (and function as a wholesale relationship with Verishop) on the platform.Verishop comes to market with six categories: women’s, men’s, beauty, home, “Tastemakers” and “The Responsible Shop.”
And what are people pilfering their 401Ks for?The classic NSX’s values have doubled over the last 6 years, and images of the cars are currently adorning countless walls, garages, and phone screens everywhere.They (and “they” here means the automotive press at large) say the new one, while great to drive, is too convoluted.For every positive you hear about the original NSX, there is an equal and opposite reaction for the new model.The similarities between the cars go far beyond the badge, and I believe this new model is a future classic.Once again, while very fun to drive, the car had a “mere 270 hp.” And it made “only 210 pound-feet of torque at 5300 rpm.” These are “Respectable numbers, but not extraordinary.” It was “Fast, but not a record setter.” The bodywork was “not truly distinctive.” Finally, “who wants to have to explain to the Ferrari-owning cardiologist at the country club why you bought a $70,000 Honda?”
Alibaba Group Holding has unveiled a significant business reshuffle as it looks to bolster its investment focus in the face of slowing growth, Reuters reported.The company’s chief financial officer, Maggie Wu, will oversee the firm’s strategic investments unit, taking over the responsibility from executive vice-chairman Joe Tsai.Freshippo, Alibaba’s supermarket division, will also become a standalone business, while enterprise software unit DingTalk will be merged into the company’s cloud unit.(And yes, we’re serious about ethics and transparency.
The UN World Food Programme has released a 60-second PSA that vividly brings to life the planet’s hunger crisis, which is particularly severe in war-torn countries like Syria.Created by The Garage Soho, the incubator formed by BBH co-founder John Hegarty, the short film will air on cinema screens in more than 30 countries thanks to a tie-up with SAWA, the Global Cinema Advertising Association.The spot will run from September through November of this year.The “Feed Our Future” campaign features a group of children singing a rendition of “How Can I Tell You” by Cat Stevens while rubble and destruction surround them.As the film plays out, the kids begin to disappear within the blink of an eye, until there’s only one little girl left.It concludes by reminding viewers that 3 million children die of hunger each year, and encourages them to visit the World Food Programme’s website to help.
Global pizza purveyor Domino’s is planning to use self-driving pods to deliver its cheesy snack to hungry customers.The food company is partnering with California-based tech startup Nuro for a trial service in Houston, Texas later this year.Nuro has been gaining much attention since its creation in 2016 by Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, both former members of Google’s autonomous-car team, now called Waymo.Earlier this year, the startup received funding of almost $1 billion from Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank.The interest has a lot to do with the design of its nifty-looking autonomous delivery pod.The driverless vehicle, a newer version of which will be used by Domino’s, is already being tested in a trial service in Scottsdale, Arizona, delivering Kroger groceries to customers’ homes.
India-based Bounce raised US$72 million in a series C round led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital Group and New York-based Falcon Edge Capital, Livemint reported.The startup intends to use the proceeds from the funding to expand its presence in India and further develop its technology.Chiratae Ventures, Maverick Ventures, Omidyar Network India, and Qualcomm Ventures also participated in the round, along with existing investors Sequoia Capital India and Accel Partners India.(And yes, we’re serious about ethics and transparency.
Short-term rental management company GuestReady Group, co-founded by previous Foodpanda execs, raised US$6 million in a series A round co-led by Russia’s Impulse VC and Dubai-based VentureSouq.Existing investors, such as Hong Kong’s Aria Group and Australia’s 808 Tech Ventures, also participated and increased their positions in GuestReady as part of the round, which brought the startup’s total funds raised to around US$10 million, according to a statement.GuestReady’s services turn residential properties into listings on short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.The company said it looks to use the additional funds to further the development of its property management system, help with its growth initiatives across the APAC region, and pursue available M opportunities.It also plans to build out its operations team in Kuala Lumpur and bring its services to more markets in Southeast Asia.The startup currently operates in 14 cities across Hong Kong, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, France, and Portugal.
Many things unite Aimone Ripa di Meana and Alessandro Piscini.They’re both Italians, they’ve helped to get Lazada off the ground, and they’ve spotted an opportunity to do a new kind of ecommerce.Sensing that the time is right, they left Lazada to start Crea, an ecommerce agency that helps brands promote and sell their goods across various online channels in Southeast Asia.“Nobody is telling brands how to operate a marketplace store on Lazada or a Facebook account that isn’t just posting pictures but is more of a transactional thing,” says Meana.“This is a skill set we’ve built over the last seven years.”Support quality journalism and content.
There’s no doubt about it: Now is the best time to purchase a 4K TV.Networks all around the world are churning out 4K content at warp speed and prices of 4K televisions, which are of course needed to showcase the material, are on the decline.Walmart has knocked $200 off the 65-inch LG 65UK6090PUA, a color-rich, crisp 4K TV that’s filled to the brim with useful smarts, sending the price tumbling down to a more affordable $600 — or $59 per month for twelve months.The LG 65UK6090PUA has all the basic features found on almost all 4K TVs, like an Upscale Engine, which spins HD and Full HD content into a higher 4K Ultra HD resolution, and multi-format HDR for sprucing up low-light scenes.What’s more, it’s decked out with the firm’s fan-favorite WebOS smart software, a one-stop shop for all the top-tier streaming platforms, including Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, as well as a number of live TV services, like Sling TV and YouTube TV.Those looking to J.A.R.V.I.S.-ify (context: Iron Man’s digital assistant) their home entertainment setup also have the option to hook the television up to either an Amazon Echo or Google Home in order to take advantage of voice commands.
All was bliss until her father asked her where the diamond itself came from.Seven years later, Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2006 film Blood Diamond would help create mainstream awareness of these issues.Vanessa Stofenmacher, founder of lab-grown diamond brand Vrai & Oro, faced the same issue.“There’s no bar code on a rough diamond,” says Stofenmacher.Anderson founded her lab-grown diamond fine-jewelry company, MiaDonna, in the early aughts, at a time when lab-grown diamonds hadn’t yet made a significant splash in the market, largely because they still couldn’t be grown past a quarter carat—a fairly small size, particularly if someone wants to get into the engagement-ring business—and in any color but yellow.Today, the lab-grown-diamond industry can produce up to 2 million carats every year, according to global management consultancy Bain & Company, and can produce stones in all colors and sizes, not just the aforementioned yellow and quarter carat.
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Facebook's global CMO Antonio Lucio said the company is launching a new ad campaign because it needs to do a better job of telling its story to users and advertisers.CANNES, France — Nine months after Antonio Lucio became Facebook's global CMO, he's announced a plan to restore the embattled tech giant's reputation.The company is planning a new ad campaign to restore trust in its corporate brand and promote the value of its products including Instagram and WhatsApp.Tanya Dua: What has been your focus over the past nine months?Antonio Lucio: With all the challenges we have faced over the past two years starting with Cambridge Analytica, it became very clear to Mark [Zuckerburg], Sheryl [Sandberg], and I, that things needed to fundamentally change at the company.
Looking for an environmentally-friendly way to get around, but would rather have something more exciting to ride than a bike?An electric scooter or electric skateboard might be a great alternative.They’re far more portable than even the smallest foldable bike, and are great for shorter commutes and trips.Generally, electric scooters and skateboards are cheaper than electric bikes.While they are also generally slower and have a shorter range, you’ll still get the great benefits of electrification, including a longer range than you might have using a traditional scooter or skateboard.Plus you won’t have to worry about bringing a change of clothes, since you’ll be expending a whole lot less energy.
New Rochelle, NY, June 14, 2019--A therapeutic gene delivered into the spinal canal of infant rhesus monkeys was still being expressed after nearly 4 years, with no evidence of acute or chronic neuronal toxicity, according to a new study published in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.Click here to read the full-text article free on the Human Gene Therapy website through July 14, 2019.The article entitled "Safe and Sustained Expression of Human Iduronidase After In-trathecal Administration of Adeno-Associated Virus Serotype 9 in Infant Rhesus Mon-keys" was coauthored by James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Pe-relman School of Medicine (Philadelphia) and a team of researchers from the Universi-ty of Pennsylvania, University of West Indies (Kingston, Jamaica), and University of California, Davis School of Medicine and California National Primate Research Center.Dr. Wilson's group used intrathecal injection to deliver adeno-associated virus 9 (AAV9) vectors carrying the gene for the alpha-I-iduronidase (IDUA) enzyme.Based on the safety and long-term potency of AAV9-IDUA delivery via the cere-berospinal fluid demonstrated in this study in newborn monkeys, the authors conclude that the clinical development of this method of gene therapy should be pursued for ear-ly-onset severe forms of neuropathic storage diseases such as MPS I."The problem of physical delivery of AAV vectors to the appropriate cells remains a significant technical hurdle in gene therapy for disorders affecting the central nervous system," says Editor-in-Chief Terence R. Flotte, MD, Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education and Dean, Provost, and Executive Deputy Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.
Taking in the MIUI forums this past Friday, a Xiaomi product manager announced the company’s Android Q update roadmap.According to the roadmap, 10 Xiaomi and Redmi devices will get Android Q by the end of 2019.The update will then head to two more Redmi devices by the end of Q1 2020.Xiaomi’s Alvin Tse hinted on Twitter about the Pocophone F1’s Android Q update.Tse remained quiet on exactly when the update will arrive, though we can expect it either by the end of 2019 or sometime in 2020.Here’s what the Android Q roadmap for Xiaomi looks like so far:
George W. Houser is widely considered the father of seismic engineering, which ushered in safer, more cost-effective construction in earthquake-prone areas.So it's fitting that a medal bearing his name would be bestowed on a researcher who's played a similarly foundational role in ensuring the reliability of modern civil infrastructure systems.Dan M. Frangopol, the inaugural Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University's P.C.Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded the 2019 George W. Housner Structural Control and Monitoring Medal in recognition of his groundbreaking work and leadership in the field of life-cycle engineering.The Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) selected Frangopol for the honor, citing his "pioneering contributions to the integration of structural health monitoring and control in reliability-based life-cycle assessment, design and optimization of civil and marine infrastructure," according to ASCE Executive Director Thomas W. Smith III.Life-cycle engineering employs complex, computationally intense analyses to determine the long-term value and risk associated with infrastructure investments.
In 1985, Noboru Kimizuka of the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, Japan had pioneered the idea of polycrystalline indium-gallium-zinc oxide (IGZO) ceramics, with the general chemical formula (InGaO3)m(ZnO)n (m, n = natural number; hereafter referred to as IGZO-mn).Little would he have thought that its curious electrical properties would bring the electronics industry to license thin-film transistors (TFTs) made from these metal oxides for various devices, including touchable displays.Then what makes them tantalizing?When you shine light on metals, the free conducting electrons resonate or vibrate with external light (electromagnetic waves).In contrast, semiconductors with a large band gap, such as IGZO, can absorb and transmit light even in the visible light range.Thus, being both transparent and conductive makes these semiconductors suitable for use in optoelectronic devices, much like the one you're reading this on!