Semiconductors represent the cornerstone technology of the information age.These tiny devices power the world’s modern economies by serving as the data-processing brains in a wide range of products, from personal computers and smartphones to cars and spacecraft.Despite hefty investments in the semiconductor industry over the years, China remains dependent on the US for high-end integrated circuits.Zhou Zhiping, a Peking University professor of microelectronics, spoke to the South China Morning Post on the sidelines of the Smart China Expo held last month in the southwestern city of Chongqing.Zhou was a founder and vice president of production of the Hengnan Transistor Factory in China from 1971 to 1978 and a guest scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US from 1987 to 1989.He is now a Changjiang professor at Peking University and guest chief scientist of Chongqing-based semiconductor firm United Microelectronics Center.
Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are a form of AI imagination and are commonly used to generate images with specific propertiesSince the seminal publication by Insilico Medicine team in 2016 GANs are being explored for generation of novel molecular structures with specified propertiesFor over 3 years scientists worldwide are developing the theoretical base for GANs and other machine learning techniques to substantially accelerate and improve the drug discovery processIn the Nature Biotechnology paper titled "Deep learning enables rapid identification of potent DDR1 kinase inhibitors" for the first time the generative reinforcement learning technology was used to generate novel small molecules for a protein target that were validated in vitro and in vivo in just 46 daysSeptember 2nd, 2019, 4 PM, London, Insilico Medicine, a global leader in artificial intelligence for drug discovery, today announced the publication of a paper titled, "Deep learning enables rapid identification of potent DDR1 kinase inhibitors," in Nature Biotechnology.Four compounds were active in biochemical assays, and two were validated in cell-based assays.
With the large number of devices on which we can record and reproduce videos, as well as applications with the same purpose, it’s become essential to have a good video format conversion program, especially for 4K videos.This way we can adapt our downloaded recordings or films to the formats that best fit our player, whether it is a PC, a smartphone, a tablet or a SmartTV, just to name a few.So, for example, while you can record 4K/UHD video easily with either a camcorder, DSLR or a smartphone, you may incur in other problems.The 4K (HEVC) video could not play on some players, mobile, desktop, game console or TV etc; a 4K video file that is too big could brings problems while uploading it on sites like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram etc.4K video is also too large for emailing or sending it through WhatsApp either directly or as an attachment, plus these videos would quickly fill up storage space on mobile/camera’s SD card, making users unable to record anything on mobiles or digital cameras.Finally, it takes longer to export 4K video from a video editing software like Premiere, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, compared to other smaller more compact video formats.
A new genetic editing tool could give hope to people who suffer from Huntington’s disease and progeria, which causes premature aging, a study says.“This study has shown that SATI is a powerful tool for genome editing,” said Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory and the study's lead author, in a statement.“It could prove instrumental in developing effective strategies for target-gene replacement of many different types of mutations, and opens the door for using genome-editing tools to possibly cure a broad range of genetic diseases.”WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY EDITED BABIES?INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE ENSUES AS CHINESE SCIENTIST MAKES BOLD CLAIMInstead of replacing the trouble genes entirely, the researchers used SATI to put a good copy of one of the genes into a certain part of the mouse's DNA.
Russia's space agency Roscosmos has a new plan to dock an unpiloted Soyuz capsule at the International Space Station after the first attempt failed on Saturday (Aug. 24) and it's going to require a spaceship shuffle.Roscosmos now aims to dock the Soyuz spacecraft, called MS-14, at the space station Monday (Aug. 26) at the aft end of the outpost's Russian-built Zvezda service module.Docking is scheduled for Monday night at 11:12 p.m. EDT (0312 Aug. 25 GMT).But there's just one hitch: Another spacecraft is already parked at the Zvezda port.In order for Soyuz MS-14 to park at the Zvezda port, Soyuz MS-13 is going to have to move.Video: Watch the Soyuz Docking Abort as It Happened
It hasn't gone away, you knowAutonomy trial Just how far has HPE come in proving its $5bn fraud allegations against former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and co-defendant CFO Sushovan Hussain?While the world basks in the summer sun, we had a close look at the last three months of court hearings to decide.Mr Justice Hildyard, the presiding judge, has seen dozens of witnesses give evidence – including former HP CEOs Leo Apotheker and Meg Whitman.And who could forget Mike Lynch's marathon month in the witness box, where he was subjected to close cross-examination by HPE's barrister, Laurence Rabinowitz QC?In his opening address to the court, Rabinowitz summarised the case against Lynch and Hussain:
Send one of those apps which are made for the IOS 13, and the Mac OS, the Video, and the app will be also available as a web-app in the icloud.com.you can check by going into the beta.icloud.com where is the Apple in the week, the activated the new pre-release version of the web interface of the Icloud service.the Discovery was made, first by Federico Viticci.While we've tested on a Mac, we get down to the old interface to the Reminders, then it may well be that Apple is rolling out a new interface, little by little.in the Alternative, that it is only displayed in the web browser in the launch of the Mac OS 10.15, and Ipad, and the OS 13.as Of the IOS, 13, the beta will appear a bar.
The rampant wildfires spreading across the Amazon can be seen from space, according to new images from NASA.The images were captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, NASA Earth Observatory said in a post.There were "several fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato Grosso on August 11 and August 13, 2019."Amazonas, the largest state in Brazil, recently declared a state of emergency over the forest fires, according to Euro News.Fires in the Amazon are routine, typically occurring in July and August, as the region goes through a dry season, interspersed between wet weather the remainder of the year.However, the fires this year have produced enough smoke to be seen from space.
There’s a shortage of coders.“A more diverse future begins with opportunities for everyone,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a Tweet.This is the latest in Apple’s years-long campaign to teach children to code.Cook recently said the Everyone Can Code curriculum is now supported at 4,000 schools and 80 U.S. community colleges.Code.org claims that women who try AP Computer Science in high school are 10 times more likely to major in it, while black and Latina students are seven times more likely.There’s little doubt the tech industry is male-dominated – even at Apple, which still lacks gender balance in its executive roles.
Vi måste få en övre gräns för inomhustemperaturen och sätta igång åtgärder inför kommande värmeböljor, skriver Lennart Asteberg, ordförande i Svenska Kyltekniska Föreningen.Varje år Sverige drabbas av värmebölja så kommer reportagen om asfaltarbetare som lider i värmen.Men det man borde skriva fler reportage om är hur sjuka och äldre ligger på sjukhus och äldreboenden och dör av värmen.Det är troligtvis inte så många asfaltarbetare bland dessa utan det är äldre och sjuka som helt enkelt inte tål höga omgivningstemperaturer.Det är ofta strömavbrott vid höga temperaturer.Åska och höga temperaturer ger påfrestningar på elsystemet så strömavbrott är vanliga även på sommaren.
Smart thermostats are a great way to kickstart your smart home because they allow you to control your home's temperature remotely from your phone.There are a number of smart thermostats available, including the much-loved Nest Learning Thermostat and the newer Ecobee Smart Thermostat.Both devices are worth considering, and we put the two head to head to help you decide which one you should buy.Thanks to its wider compatibility with more smart home ecosystems, we think the Ecobee Smart Thermostat is the best option for most people.The home has gotten a whole lot smarter over the past few years.Smart thermostats, in particular, have gone through a number of iterations, and they are now great at predicting the temperature you want, when you want it.
BLOCKS, the modular smartwatch that launched in 2014, is officially dead.Backers of the crowdfunding campaign were on the receiving end of a recent email advising that BLOCKS Wearables Ltd. is being liquidated.A backer-only update has also appeared on the product’s Kickstarter campaign warning backers that the company has run out of money.The failure has been in the pipeline for more than a year.Put simply, BLOCKS was a modular smartwatch intended to offer consumers an upgradable wearable made with parts that could be individually swapped out and replaced.It’s a nice idea — one could, for example, easily swap out the display if it gets too scratched or breaks.
As part of China's ongoing efforts to attract foreign investment, the city of Beijing has unveiled its plans to allow overseas firms to invest in VPN services within a trial zone by the end of the year.Foreign investors will soon be allowed to invest in VPN services though foreign ownership in VPN providers will be capped at 50 percent according to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce.The State Council approved the relaxation of its restrictions back in January in an effort “to attract foreign telecom operators to come and provided VPN services for foreign-invested companies in Beijing” according to Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce.Senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers, Aidan Yao provided further insight on the new policy to the South China Morning Post, saying:“The long-term implications are China is open for business, and continuing to embrace globalisation and the multipolar world order by further integrating itself into the global system.These latest measures are also significant as they are targeting the services and consumption related industries, which are the engines of future growth.”
At the beginning of the year, Google presented the new Password Checkup extension, a useful tool to check if the personal credentials used to access the various websites had been stolen during some attacks.Now, Google spokesmen have just announced that 1.5 percent of all passwords currently used on the web have been stolen by cybercriminals and are therefore available to them.Google: 1.5% of passwords used by users today are in the hands of cybercriminalsOnce installed, the Google Password Checkup extension checks the usernames and passwords used.By displaying an alert message when the use of credentials known to remote attackers is detected.The extension is a fruit of a collaboration with Stanford University academics.
The three letters is a signal that Volkswagen wanted to do more than just be friendly to the environment when they are launched in the GTE-of the world economy on the whole.However, the question is whether they are able to combine the best of both worlds, or simply put the expectations too high?Let's take a closer look at the experts ' ratings.To say that Golf is one of the success stories is now an understatement: the model, resulting in a lot of bilklass and is the constant reference that all of the other cars in the segment is compared against.Since its launch in 1974 it has been modellfamiljen, of course, grown, and is now at its seventh generation, which launched in 2012, and this year it will get a facelift.“the Golf GTE is possibly the best thing that has happened to the VW, since the first GTI in 1976” – Bilmagasinet.
Wrong -- at least when working with "flakes" of graphene oxide (GO).A new study from Northwestern University researchers shows that better GO "paper" can be made by mixing strong, solid GO flakes with weak, porous GO flakes.The finding will aid the production of higher quality GO materials, and it sheds light on a general problem in materials engineering: how to build a nano-scale material into a macroscopic material without losing its desirable properties."To put it in human terms, collaboration is very important," said Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern Engineering professor of materials science and engineering, who led the study."Excellent players can still make a bad team if they don't work well together.Here, we add some seemingly weaker players and they strengthen the whole team."
I recently participated in an IDGTECHTalk, a Twitter chat held Thursdays at 12 pm ET that focused on the topic of “The Current and Future State of Coding.” Many of the questions and tweets were about coding languages and frameworks; I elected to focus on the role of software development management in ensuring teams meet objectives, follow best practices, and collaborate on solutions.Many organizations empower self-organizing teams to commit every sprint and deliver reliable application releases.They expect code that is high quality, low defect, secure, and maintainable, that also meets business objectives and reduces technical debt.Large organizations that have multiple agile teams and strive to balance standards with self-organizing principles must consider the roles and responsibilities of management and key team members.[ Discover how to be a great scrum master in your agile development projects: The scrum master role, explained • Take your agile career to the next level: How to improve your scrum master skills.• Not sure what “agile” really means?
But science's struggles are nothing compared to those of the financial industry, where only about 1% of fund managers are women or minorities.While there have been some efforts made to increase diversity, finance stubbornly remains the domain of white males, even though firms run by women and minorities have, on average, produced equivalent returns.To find out why this disparity exists, a group of Stanford researchers collaborated with a diverse financial firm to perform a relatively simple experiment.The results showed that when performance was good, having black managers led to lower ratings than when the same performance was supposedly delivered by a white-led firm.For everything from hedge funds to retirement investments, it's rare to have direct ownership of stocks.Instead, investments tend to go into funds that focus on specific aspects of the market, like energy or small capitalization firms.
Infrared imagery from NASA's Terra satellite found just a few scattered areas of cold clouds in the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Depression Henriette on August 13.NASA's Terra satellite uses infrared light to analyze the strength of storms by providing temperature information about the system's clouds.The strongest thunderstorms that reach high into the atmosphere have the coldest cloud top temperatures.On August 13 at 1:30 a.m. EDT (0530 UTC), the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite gathered infrared data on Henriette.MODIS found just a few scattered areas of cold clouds in thunderstorms in the depression.Those thunderstorms had cloud top temperatures as cold as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 45.5 Celsius).