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The Swedish-swiss automationskoncernen ABB has been commissioned to join the world's largest offshore wind farms to the uk grid, type in ABB, in a news release.the Client is a uk energy company SSE Renewables, and Norwegian Equinor.the wind farms to be connected are located at the Dogger bank in the North sea, and, when in use, the power for 4.5 million homes.According to ABB, this will be the first application of a high voltage direct current transmission in the Uk market for offshore wind energy.for Any value of the order is not mentioned in the press release.
HBO Max, AT’s foray into a crowded and competitive streaming television market, will come onto the scene in May 2020, and the service will cost $14.99 a month—the same price HBO subscribers are currently paying for that service.The news, which was announced Tuesday at a WarnerMedia investor day in Burbank, Calif., means the streaming service will cost the same as a subscription to HBO’s existing cable service.And the May premiere date will leave HBO Max having to play catchup not just with Disney+, which is expected to be a formidable rival when it premieres Nov. 12, but also with NBCUniversal’s rival streaming service Peacock, which is slated to debut in April.HBO Max’s price point will likely aid in AT’s task of building scale for its upcoming streaming service in an increasingly crowded streaming television space.Existing HBO subscribers, which in the U.S. number around 34 million, will be encouraged to make the switch to the new service, and the 10 million HBO subscribers who are AT cable customers will be able to make the switch for free, said Tony Goncalves, the CEO of Otter Media who has been heading up the development of the direct-to-consumer product.Customers who buy HBO through other cable providers may not be able to make the switch as seamlessly, as AT is still in discussions with other providers to allow for HBO Max access.
While Samsung is busy making folding phones that scratch with a fingernail and Microsoft prepares a dual-screen phone that won’t arrive for another year, LG’s G8X takes a far more pragmatic approach to the latest smartphone trend: just add a second screen to a normal phone via a case.While it may not be as fancy as the competition, it means the G8X can be had for way cheaper than other folding devices.At just $700 for the phone plus screen case bundle(for a limited time), that’s over a thousand bucks cheaper than the $1,980 Galaxy Fold, let alone the circa $2,400 Huawei Mate X.Okay, sure, this isn’t the same seamless experience you’d get on the phones with bendy displays, but it’s not like that is necessarily a huge loss either.While being able to view images and photos in one big panel is nice, for many, the folding form factor is all about getting more work done on a mobile device.That’s precisely why the Surface Neo and Duo feature two separate screens rather than one (well, that and durability).
A team of researchers from the Institute of Materials Science at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania together with colleagues from Japan and Latvia came up with a method that forces over 300 million metal nanoparticles to self-assemble into regular structures, which enhance their interaction with light by orders of magnitude.This work might be beneficial in developing ultra-small lasers that can contribute to the diagnostics of many illnesses, including oncological ones.At the KTU Institute of Materials Science, researchers are studying materials at the level of atoms and molecules to find ways to efficiently re-arrange the characteristics of various surfaces used in the field of photonics and medicine.In the most recent study, KTU scientists Professor Sigitas Tamulevicius, Professor Tomas Tamulevicius and PhD student Mindaugas Juodenas delved into the world of smallest metal particles and their interaction with light."These metal nanoparticles are very small - so small that a thousand of them could fit across a human hair", said Juodenas.Such particles can resonantly interact with light, which is an interesting and useful phenomenon by itself.
A previously unobserved mechanism is at work in the Sun's rotating plasma: a magnetic instability, which scientists had thought was physically impossible under these conditions.The effect might even play a crucial role in the formation of the Sun's magnetic field, say researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the University of Leeds and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) in the journal Physical Review Fluids (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.103905).In the process, unusual magnetic effects can occur - like this newly discovered magnetic instability.It is a magnetic mechanism that causes the rotating, electroconductive fluids and gases in a magnetic field to become unstable.What is special about this case is that the Super HMRI requires exactly the same conditions that prevail in the plasma close to the solar equator - the place where astrophysicists observe the most sunspots and, thus, the Sun's greatest magnetic activity.So far, however, this instability in the Sun had gone completely unnoticed and is not yet integrated in models of the solar dynamo.
Roku OS version 9.2, which is rolling out to users in October, has some fun new features, including brand-new ways to search for your favorite films.The company announced the update in mid-September, along with refreshed streaming devices for 2019, including an update to its top-of-the-line Roku Ultra and, at the other end of the spectrum, its 1080P Roku Express.Version 9.2 will offer advanced search, including Roku Zones designed to make it easier to search for movies by genres including Horror, Comedy, and even 4K — which should be a boon to anyone who has trouble finding good stuff to watch on their new 4K Ultra HD TV.Zones are constantly refreshed with the latest content, from multiple channels (i.e., apps), with all of them tagged so you can see where each movie or show is available.Each row in a Zone is browsable, making the interface look a lot more like those from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Android TV.There’s also a new way to find a movie without even knowing the title or any of the actors — all you need to know is a famous quote.
It's not a secret that Tesla's been on a financial roller coaster ride pretty much since it hung up its proverbial shingle, and of course, that's not a great way for a company to operate.In an effort to shore up profits, Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has made a few changes to the way the company deals with customers.Specifically, the company is revising its policies surrounding the return and exchange of its vehicles, as well as the way it handles customer deposits.With deposits, the company is nixing its policy of taking $1,000 refundable customer deposits.Instead, according to a report published Thursday by CNBC, it's dropping the cost of a deposit to just $100 and making that amount non-refundable.That change makes a lot of sense because dealing with refunds takes people and time, which means it takes money -- likely a lot more money than the deposits are realistically worth.
If you've already splashed out two grand on a Samsung Galaxy Fold, it sucks to be you because there's a better one on the horizon.The as-yet-unnamed Galaxy Fold 2 is rumoured to be launching in April 2020 which is barely any time at all when you're a grown up, muttering about how fast the weeks and months are flying by on what feels like a daily basis.What's more, Samsung is said to be rolling out a slew of changes to improve on the design, as well as lowering the price tag.According to mysterious industry sources, the Korean tech giant's follow up to the Fold may sport a smaller screen overall and feature a horizontal seam for vertical folding, akin to a clamshell design.The display could measure just 6.7 inches, with a focus on portability rather than a generous screen size.Meanwhile, Samsung could well be ditching the plastic polymide (PI) protective layer on the screen for scratch-resistant ultra-thin glass (UTG), presumably as a measure to stop people trying to peel the bloody thing off and buggering up their phones.
Four days later, though, workers at a facility three hours east of Seattle were, in the words of AeroTec President Lee Human, working to have the same Boeing 747-400 “de-Qantas-ized.” The Australian airline’s logos were removed from in-cabin displays.“This airplane has had a good life with Qantas Airlines for the last 19 years,” says Human, whose aerospace testing, engineering, and design firm won the Rolls-Royce contract to transform the aircraft.Pilots associated with the British company will take the plane, newly loaded with instruments, sensors, and an experimental jet engine, into the sky to be tested in conditions like those in which it will someday operate.Meanwhile, engineers in stations in the back of the aircraft will monitor the engine’s performance.Rolls-Royce is investing $70 million to refurbish the aircraft, including installing 30,000 new parts.It has a few big reasons to spend the money.
Huawei, has been at loggerheads with the US on multiple issues.The US has always told its allies to desist from Huawei’s 5G.It believes that Huawei’s 5G is not safe and has backdoors.However, the German government recently removed the clause that excludes Huawei from the latest security rules.This means that Huawei can enter the German 5G market.Germany is one of Europe’s core powers thus its decision will most-likely influence other nations.
These perennial plants represent a multibillion-dollar segment of the U.S. agricultural economy.Covering millions of acres on golf courses, athletic fields, cemeteries and parks nationwide, turfgrasses require large amounts of water to remain healthy, which leaves them particularly vulnerable to extreme heat and drought."If we can genetically improve the plants then they will need much less water.""The purpose of this newly funded research is to develop a molecular strategy and achieve trans-gene containment, while producing a clean final product or plant that is environmentally safe," Luo said.Luo's approach to containing the engineered genes is to integrate two site-specific DNA recombination systems with total sterility induction mechanisms in the final transgenic product.The first line will contain three active genes for Cre recombinase, hygromycin resistance (hyg) and endonuclease Cas9, and an inactive RNAi expression cassette for a flowering control gene, FLO/LFY homolog.
But for a model to accurately predict how air flow behaves at high speeds, for example, scientists need supplemental real life data."We created a physical experiment that could measure the flow field that others try to simulate with computational models to predict turbulence.It validates their models and gives them additional data to compare their results against, particularly in terms of velocity," said Kevin Kim, a doctoral student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.Kim said the wind tunnel that was built and the design of the experiments were based on simple geometry and fundamental physics that allowed them to manipulate two streams of air flow, one from an air tank and the other from ambient room air.There is a physical barrier between the two streams before they reach the test section of the wind tunnel, where they begin to mix.We changed the geometry of one of the nozzles to change the overall Mach number, then studied the different mixing layers where the two flows meet," Kim said.
The retail giant dropped the entry-level MacBook Pro back to its best price with a $99 price cut.But if you need bigger storage capacity, you can get our recommended MacBook Pro 13 model for $95 less.Grab these chances to save on a professional-level Apple machine.With analysts scrapping their prediction of a Mac event this October, there are fewer chances of bigger MacBook Pro discounts until Black Friday sales.Usually $1,299, the base model of the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro is down to $1,200 on Amazon.The 256GB laptop is also marked down from $1,499 to $1,404.
The online retail and tech giant didn’t stop there, though, offering a gaggle more of Alexa-powered speakers at varying prices, including Echo Plus.Right now, the second-gen Echo in a Limited-Edition Walnut Finish and refurbished first-gen Echo Plus speakers are available on Amazon at huge discounted prices.When we first encountered Echo back in 2015, we were initially skeptical and rightfully creeped out by this device that seemingly came out of some sci-fi movie.Echo 2.0 is smaller and cuter yet still cylindrical, 5.8 inches tall and 3.4 inches in diameter.It comes in either cloth covers or sleek finishes (this particular deal is offering the Echo in a beautiful, limited edition walnut finish).It has four buttons; two for adjusting the volume up or down, one for action, and one to turn off the microphone.
Google announced the Nest Mini, an upgraded version of the Google Home Mini, at Tuesday’s Made By Google 2019 event, confirming the existence of the long-rumored smart speaker and showing off everything that makes it so exciting.The October 15 event has also dropped news of Google Stadia, Pixel Buds 2, Nest Wifi, and of course, the newest Pixel 4 smartphone.The announcement confirmed leaked details — including that not much has changed on the front in terms of appearance.The Nest Mini looks a lot like the Google Home Mini, except that the bottom color now matches the top.You can say goodbye to the bright orange casing in favor of a more subtle look.This new look and feel may affect your decision when choosing between the Amazon Echo and Nest Home Mini.
No word on eggman counterpartPython is the third most popular language in the Redmonk language rankings and fourth in the StackOverflow developer survey – second if you do not count HTML/CSS and SQL, behind JavaScript but ahead of Java.The download page identifies 17 "major new features".One of these was so contentious that it resulted in a new governance model for the language.This feature is Assignment Expressions (PEP 572), the ability to assign to variables within an expression by using := which is also known as the "Walrus operator".Note that this is not about disambiguating between assignment and comparison, since Python already uses = for assignment and == for comparison.
Analysts have reportedly discovered the source of the sextortion emails that’ve plagued the internet since last year — the ones that demand Bitcoin BTC or else they’ll leak videos of you masturbating to kinky pornography.Reason Cybersecurity researchers dubbed the malware Save Yourself, as recipients typically receive the bogus emails from senders like “[email protected]”The emails state that dangerous malware has infected the recipient’s machine, but Reason found this isn’t the case.Instead, the firm discovered the malware forcing devices to act as blackmail proxies is also secretly mining privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero, with all funds generated going directly the attackers.Save Yourself cleaners are spreading more malwareThe firm was clear to point out that receiving the Bitcoin sextortion email doesn’t automatically mean infection, just that the recipient’s email address has been exposed in a password dump.
Google’s responsive ads allow advertisers to input multiple headlines and descriptions into a single ad unit.Google then tests the various combinations to obtain the best performance.Google has increased its emphasis on responsive ad creative.Advertisers can add as many as 15 headlines and up to four description lines.Google Ads then applies machine learning to vary the combinations to produce the best results, based on search queries and a myriad of other factors.Advertisers provide up to five short headlines of 30 or fewer characters, one long headline of 90 or fewer characters, five description lines, 15 images (1.91:1 landscape or square), and five logos (landscape at 4:1 or square).
I april i år gick Zound Industries ut offentligt och förklarade att ägare som kontrollerar 90 procent av aktierna står bakom en försäljning eller börsnotering av bolaget.Genom fullmakter var deras aktier låsta fram till årsskiftet, för att en köpare enklare ska kunna få igenom en affär.Men processen har dragit ut på tiden.Nu meddelar huvudägarna, med techinvesteraren Tommy Jacobson och Telia i spetsen, att de ska be aktieägarna om en förlängning av fullmakten till utgången av juni nästa år.Det skriver bolaget i ett pressmeddelande.”Vi behöver lite mer tid för processen.
The Perseid meteor shower in August has a rep for being one of the best times of year to catch sizzling shooting stars, but the lesser-known Draconids might be the most convenient to see.It's one of the few times quality meteor spotting might slot in between dinner and bedtime on a school night.The Draconids are set to peak Tuesday evening, and could produce up to 10 meteors an hour.The Southern Taurids will then peak the following night, but they're a more typical meteor shower that tends to be best seen between midnight and dawn.Some years there are "meteor storms" when the number of visible meteors is boosted exponentially to hundreds per hour.No such storm is predicted for this year, though there's been some late speculation that we could see a small outburst of Draconid activity Tuesday.
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