Extreme ocean winds and wave heights are increasing around the globe, with the largest rise occurring in the Southern Ocean, University of Melbourne research shows.Researchers Ian Young and Agustinus Ribal, from the University's Department of Infrastructure Engineering, analysed wind speed and wave height measurements taken from 31 different satellites between 1985-2018, consisting of approximately 4 billion observations.The measurements were compared with more than 80 ocean buoys deployed worldwide, making it the largest and most detailed dataset of its type ever compiled.The researchers found that extreme winds in the Southern Ocean have increased by 1.5 metres per second, or 8 per cent, over the past 30 years.Extreme waves have increased by 30 centimetres, or 5 per cent, over the same period.As the world's oceans become stormier, Professor Young warns this has flow on effects for rising sea levels and infrastructure.
The upward trajectory of Facebook’s financial performance continues unabated in the face of countless security and privacy scandals, including a potential record-setting Financial Trade Commission fine.The company posted first-quarter earnings today for 2019, highlighting its continued monthly and daily active user increases and a 26 percent increase in year over year sales, to $15.1 billion.But Facebook also says it is setting aside $3 billion, or roughly six percent of its cash and marketable securities on hand, for the FTC fine that is coming down the pipe at some point likely later this year.“In the first quarter of 2019, we reasonably estimated a probable loss and recorded an accrual of $3.0 billion in connection with the inquiry of the FTC into our platform and user data practices, which accrual is included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities on our condensed consolidated balance sheet,” the company writes in its earnings statement.“We estimate that the range of loss in this matter is $3.0 billion to $5.0 billion.The matter remains unresolved, and there can be no assurance as to the timing or the terms of any final outcome.”
The Journal of Materials Research Paper of the Year Award recognizes excellence in advancing materials knowledge through written scholarship.The 2018 JMR Paper of the Year has been awarded to Huachen Cui, Ryan Hensleigh, Hongshun Chen and Xiaoyu Zheng from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for their article "Additive Manufacturing and size-dependent mechanical properties of three-dimensional microarchitected, high-temperature ceramic metamaterials".The announcement took place at the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibition in Phoenix, AZ.Editor-in-Chief of JMR Gary L. Messing stated the paper had won 'for developing an Additive Manufacturing approach to fabricate three-dimensional microarchitected, high-temperature ceramic metamaterials of high specific strength'The paper is freely available in perpetuity: http://bit.ly/2UAmaJFPublished February 14, 2018 - JMR volume 33, issue 3
The hype for Avengers Endgame is now in full swing, especially since the film is out tomorrow and getting great reviews.Of course there are plenty of places for hype to build up, and one unlikely source (or likely, depending on your point of view) is the sex-kingdom that is Pornhub.Apparently Avengers-related searches have gone up by 2,912 per cent in the past week or so.I do wonder why, though it may be that people have realised there isn't much Avengers porn out there.There are some parodies, according to my quick search, but most of it seems to be compilations of the actors and actresses doing things in other films.Like the American remake of Oldboy, which features a sex scene between Elisabeth Olsen and Josh Brolin.
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.A phone call pretending to be someone else is a quintessential example, so is throwing toilet paper over someone’s home or car.So are the times of being surprised by who’s knocking on your door.It connects to your home‘s Wi-Fi and can stream to a device of your choice for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.The video is also in HD, meaning you can get a good look at whoever’s creeping up to your porch.The software on the Nest Hello is also pretty snazzy.
And good, old-fashioned flowers are never a bad choice.The stereotype goes that moms are tech illiterate, but as tech goes more and more mainstream, that's not the case anymore.The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so she can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day.Both models track activity and sleep quality.The app even has a cool meditation feature to give your mom a few minutes of tranquility each day.Its regular pairs look like normal glasses without any visible yellow tint, but the special sleep glasses have a yellow cast to their lenses.
Today begins Deals Week over at the Google Play Store.That means there are some deep discounts on games, in-app purchases, books, and audiobooks, with some products discounted by up to 90 percent.Regardless of which games you like to play or which books you like to read, there likely is a discounted item for you available now.Deals Week at the Google Play Store runs from April 18 to April 24, so you’ve got plenty of time to shop around.To see all the deals, head over to the Deals Week hub by clicking here.Or, consult our highlights list below which features some standouts:
Without a complete understanding of emotion in voice and how AI can capture and measure it, inanimate assistants (voice assistants, smart cars, robots and all AI with speech recognition capabilities) would continue to lack key components of a personality.Rapid advances in technology are enabling engineers to program these voice assistants with a better understanding of the emotions in someone’s voice and the behaviors associated with those emotions.A vast array of signalsHumans are more than just “happy”, “sad” or “angry”.But with the right approach and a clear map of how emotions are experienced, it is possible to start teaching these machines how to recognize such signals.The different shades of human emotion can be visualized according to the following graphic:
Efter att Bonnier beslutat att bojkotta Storytel med anledning av vad Bonnier anser vara orimliga ersättningsnivåer, kallar nu förlaget till informationsmöte för sina författare.”Vi kommer ha ett informationsmöte om författarna vill veta mer, diskutera och ställa frågor där vi kommer prata om varför det blivit på det här sättet”, säger Jesper Monthán, förlagschef Albert Bonniers Förlag.I en debattartikel i Svensk Bokhandel skriver Bonnierförlagens operativa chef Sara Börsvik och Daniel Sandström, litterär chef på Albert Bonniers Förlag, att Storytel döljer förlagets titlar i olika listor.Bonnier, som även äger Dagens Industri, framhärdar också att Storytel krävt att ersättningarna för förlagets ljudböcker ska sänkas.Dessutom menar Bonnier att Storytel vill byta ersättningsmodell från ett fast pris per lyssnad bok till intäktsdelning, alltså att förlaget får dela en andel av intäkterna med Storytel oavsett hur stor konsumtionen av ljudboken är.Hittills har Bonnier alltså valt att stoppa nya böcker från att publiceras via Storytel.
HP hopes to bring much-needed security to laptops and workstations with its HP Sure Sense technology, which uses artificial intelligence to detect malware in real time, even if the malware hasn’t been seen before.HP Sure Sense is integrated into a number of new laptops and workstations that the Palo Alto, California-based company is introducing today.Those machines also come with a brighter display, Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking, and new Intel processors.Besides Sure Sense, highlights include the HP EliteBook x360 830 G6, which HP says is the world’s brightest business convertible laptop with clear outdoor viewing.HP made the announcement at its EMEA Innovation Summit in Barcelona.The machines are aimed to meet worker expectations when it comes to mobility, frictionless collaboration, and design that reflects their personal style.
In a series of experiments done back in 2014 aboard the International Space Station, 20 mice were exposed to conditions typically experienced by astronauts, including microgravity, radiation, confinement, increased carbon dioxide, and other factors that could potentially influence health and psychological well-being.After a four-day journey to the ISS aboard an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon capsule, the mice spent between 17 and 37 days in space.For mice, however, who don’t live much past three years, that duration represented an extended stay.A key focus of the new study was to examine the behaviour of mice in space.After returning to Earth, they appeared to be in good health, featuring body weights similar to those in the control group.The researchers also reviewed the video, taking notes on the mice’s behaviour.
In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials.Their findings were published on April 15 in a study in Advanced Science.Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States."This heart is made from human cells and patient-specific biological materials."People have managed to 3D-print the structure of a heart in the past, but not with cells or with blood vessels.Our results demonstrate the potential of our approach for engineering personalized tissue and organ replacement in the future."
Right now, there are a number of companies developing and testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in California, but the way the laws are written, groups are not allowed to test light-duty delivery vehicles.Thanks to a new proposal, that could soon change.The California Department of Motor Vehicles last week issued a Notice of Proposed Action, signaling its intent to alter the rules surrounding the testing of autonomous light-duty delivery vehicles on public roads.It all comes down to the "motortruck," which California law defines as a motor vehicle "designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property."Delivery vehicles weighing less than 10,001 pounds are included in this definition, which is a segment of vehicle currently barred from AV testing or deployment.The proposed change to California law would flip things around and clear these vehicles for public-road use.
(the Article is updated with a correction.)the Future of completely self-driven cars looks bright – it is the entrepreneur Elon Musk fully convinced.Musk has a strong confidence in the rapid development within the field of technology - in particular that which takes place within the own company, Tesla.the Conviction is so strong that Elon Musk believes that cars will be completely self-driven already at the end of 2019.who wants to have the technology for "full självkörningsförmåga" in his Tesla must pay 5,000 dollars extra in the day.But from the first of may will be the technology more expensive.
Wrap them around your Christmas tree or dangle them from your fireplace mantel year-round.This strand of lights, featuring direwolves, lions and other signs of the great houses, will light up your next watch party.Khaleesi could walk into fire with these beautiful eggs and come out unburned.Instead of House Stark or House Tyrell, personalize this welcome mat with your own last name, and keep all the White Walkers out.Hand of the King/Queen bottle openers: $14What's that Tyrion famously said about himself?
Citi Bike, which is owned by Lyft, has removed its electric pedal-assisted bikes from circulation following reports of overly powerful brakes.Streetsblog New York reported the pedal-assisted bikes first began disappearing from the Citi Bike map over the weekend.DC's Capital Bikeshare and San Francisco's Ford GoBike, which are also both owned by Lyft, also pulled their electronic bikes, citing similar reasons.New Yorkers be warned, you're going to have to start pedaling again.Citi Bikes' pedal-assisted bikes have been pulled off the streets as some users have complained about an overly powerful front brake.Citi Bike, which was acquired by ride-sharing app Lyft in June 2018, published a service update on its blog on Sunday announcing it was taking the bikes out of circulation.
a mining lease to allow the mass-elbilism.in search of lithium and cobalt has been intense in recent years.Among other things, revealed the BMW in the last year they were close to secure the minerals of the next decade.Even Volkswagen have tried to get similar contracts, and now they have succeeded.Under the agreement, the chinese company will provide the VW group and its suppliers with lithium, the next ten years.– During the next ten years, the vw group to launch more than 70 new pure electric vehicles.
Protecting your Google account from phishing just got a whole lot easier with the announcement that any Android smartphone running Android 7 or higher can now be used as a physical security key for two-factor authentication (2FA).The tech giant already provides a number of 2FA methods including Google Prompt but physical security keys have been proven by its own teams to be the most effective method of combating phishing.Up until now, you could use Google's own Titan Security Key or those made by Yubico to secure your account but this requires you to bring an additional physical device with you at all times.Now with the announcement that you can use your Android smartphone as a security key, users will be able to securely access their Google accounts on Windows, Mac or Chrome OS using the device they already have on their person at all times.Using your Android smartphone as a security keyTo get started using your Android device as a security key, first you'll need to connect your smartphone to your computer using Bluetooth.
Innovation Endeavors, the fund backed by Google’s Eric Schmidt, has for years now been taking a novel approach to working on difficult and still-evolving problems like cybersecurity and food shortages: it sets up incubators that bring together different stakeholders to identify, develop and fund ways of tackling these issues.Today, Innovation unveiled the latest of these: a new project called Deep Life, which aims to identify tricky problems in the world of life sciences, and figure out how to use computer science — specifically innovations in areas like machine learning — to help fix them.Target areas will include therapeutics, diagnostics and industrial life sciences in biology, chemistry and other fields; and Deep Life will provide startups with “investment capital across all stages of growth; access to experts, including scientists and decision-makers; proprietary data sets; early feedback on product; identification of market needs; initial customers and potential partners.In exchange for their startup support, Deep Life member organizations gain access to emerging technologies and hard-to-find talent,” according to a blog post introducing the new project penned by Innovation Endeavors’ co-founder Dror Berman.Deep Life will unveil the first fruits of its efforts during a pitch day on May 30, and it’s accepting applications for places as of right now.Alternately called an “ecosystem” and “collective”, Deep Life — in the words of Berman — is “taking inspiration” from Farm2050 and Team8, the two other incubators that the firm helped create in past years.
A new collaboration between UConn Health and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research will create a centralized, high quality biobank of stem cells to help researchers better understand Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disease that may hold insights into obesity, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and many other conditions.These special stem cells are made from adult cells, and they have the potential to grow into any bodily tissue, including skin, stomach, brain, blood, and more.It's caused when certain genes that are normally found on chromosome 15 are missing or not working.Chromosomes are the structures in which our cells organize DNA; humans are supposed to have 26.It's these genes, and how their absence affects the rest of the genome's and cells' functions, that researchers will be able to investigate thanks to the biobank.UConn will host the centralized repository in the Stem Cell Core on the UConn Health medical school campus.