Consumer agency warns against Peloton Tread+ use, as company pushes back Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:56:53 +0000 Almost exactly a month ago, Peloton CEO John Foley wrote an open letter about the the company’s treadmill. “I’m reaching out to you today because I recently learned about a tragic accident involving a child and the Tread+, resulting in, unthinkably, a death,” it begins. “While we are aware of only a small handful of […] Match ID: 0 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 35.00 fitness
This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000 Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […] Match ID: 1 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 35.00 fitness
Peloton responds to concerns over Apple GymKit integration Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:18:33 +0000 Third-party hardware integration can be a tricky thing. Peloton this week raised some eyebrows by dropping Apple GymKit compatibility for its Bike Bootcamp program. Users were, naturally, quick to react. The situation left some wondering whether the move was a direct response to Apple’s recent entry into the home exercise market with Fitness+. A Peloton […] Match ID: 2 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 35.00 fitness
Tonal's Home Gym Is Made for Folks Who Want to Get Ripped Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000 In a market dominated by home cardio workout machines, Tonal concentrates on strength-building and muscle toning. Match ID: 4 Score: 25.00 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 25.00 fitness
ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is preparing for his mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for launch in late 2021. This mission is known as Cosmic Kiss.
In this video log from his current training base at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA, Matthias shows a space food tasting session and shares how astronauts maintain their fitness for a safe return to Earth.
Astronauts exercise for two hours a day, six days a week while on the International Space Station to combat muscle and bone loss caused by an extended stay in microgravity. Diet also plays an important role in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all personnel are required to adhere to special safety precautions while training. These include wearing a mask – as seen in the clip.
Matthias will continue his training for Cosmic Kiss at partner agencies around the world over the next weeks and months. Stay tuned for further footage of his training and experiences.
German Astronauten-Vlog/ Matthias Maurer: Weltraumnahrung und Fitness
ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer bereitet sich auf seine Mission zur Internationalen Raumstation vor, die Ende 2021 starten soll. Diese Mission trägt den Namen "Cosmic Kiss".
In diesem Video-Log von seiner aktuellen Trainingsbasis im Johnson Space Center der NASA in Houston, Texas, USA, zeigt Matthias eine Verkostung von Weltraumnahrung und erzählt, wie Astronauten ihre Fitness für eine sichere Rückkehr zur Erde aufrechterhalten.
Astronauten trainieren während ihres Aufenthalts auf der Internationalen Raumstation an sechs Tagen in der Woche täglich zwei Stunden, um dem Muskel- und Knochenschwund entgegenzuwirken, der durch den langen Aufenthalt in der Schwerelosigkeit verursacht wird. Auch die Ernährung spielt eine wichtige Rolle bei der Erhaltung des körperlichen und geistigen Wohlbefindens.
Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation mit COVID-19 müssen alle Mitarbeiter beim Training besondere Sicherheitsvorkehrungen beachten. Dazu gehört auch das Tragen einer Maske - wie im Video zu sehen.
Matthias wird in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten sein Training für seine Cosmic Kiss-Mission bei Partneragenturen auf der ganzen Welt fortsetzen. Bleibt dran - Wir werden mit weiterem Filmmaterial über sein Training und seine Erfahrungen berichten.
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China's Most Popular EV is No Longer a Tesla Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:28:00 GMT A new EV made by General Motors and Chinese manufacturers underlines the virtues of Lilliputian size Match ID: 1 Score: 82.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 4 days qualifiers: 28.57 japan, 28.57 china, 25.00 india
15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021 Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:50:00 GMT The 2021 AI Index provides insight into jobs, publications, diversity, and more Match ID: 2 Score: 81.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 34.29 china, 30.00 india, 17.14 singapore
Joe Biden and Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, have presented a united front to counter an increasingly assertive China. The two leaders made statements at the US president’s first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Biden said ‘we committed to working together to take on the challenges from China and on issues like the East China Sea’
India’s Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of Southeast Asia launch Sun, 18 Apr 2021 21:20:21 +0000 Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has tripled its valuation and is preparing to launch in the Southeast Asian markets. Razorpay said on Monday it […] Match ID: 6 Score: 55.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 india, 20.00 singapore
Generation of super-resolved optical needle and multifocal array using graphene oxide metalenses Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT (Compuscript Ltd) Generation of super-resolved optical needle and multifocal array using graphene oxide metalensesIn a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances; DOI https://doi.org/10.29026/oea.2021.200031, Researchers led by Professor Baohua Jia at Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia, Professor Cheng-Wei Qiu at National University of Singapore, Singapore and Professor Tian Lan at Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China considered the generation of super-resolved optical needle and multifocal array using graphene oxide metalenses. Match ID: 7 Score: 51.43 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 34.29 china, 17.14 singapore
Hong Kong will suspend flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from April 20 for two weeks after the N501Y mutant Covid strain was detected in the Asian financial hub for the first time, authorities said in a statement late on Sunday.
The three countries would be classified as “extremely high risk” after there had been multiple imported cases carrying the strain into Hong Kong in the past 14 days, the government said.
The city reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 29 of which were imported, marking the highest daily toll since March 15. Hong Kong has recorded over 11,600 cases in total and 209 deaths.
Hong Kong authorities have been urging residents to get vaccinated for coronavirus with only around 9% of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents vaccinated so far.
The government last week widened the city’s vaccine scheme to include those aged between 16 to 29 years old for the first time, as they aim to boost lacklustre demand for inoculations amongst residents.
Airlines impacted by Hong Kong’s ban on travellers from India, Pakistan and the Philippines include carriers such as Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Vistara and Cebu Pacific.
The immune response needed to protect people against reinfection with the coronavirus will be explored in a new human challenge trial, researchers have revealed.
Human challenge trials involve deliberately exposing healthy people to a disease-causing organism in a carefully controlled manner, and have proved valuable in understanding and tackling myriad conditions from malaria to tuberculosis and gonorrhoea.
Zach Mercer will turn his back on English rugby when he leaves Bath for Montpellier this summer and on the evidence here, he will be a huge miss for his current club and country.
Many have questioned some of Eddie Jones’s selections after England’s awful fifth-placed Six Nations finish last month. The last of Mercer’s two Tests came in 2018 and he is clearly not rated by Jones, but his performance as Bath edged their old rivals Leicester was certainly international standard. Jones may not care that Mercer is departing for France but Bath certainly do. The 23-year-old No 8 was everywhere against the Tigers as Ben Spencer’s conversion won it for the home side at the death.
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China and US pledge climate change commitment Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:16:01 GMT The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week. Match ID: 13 Score: 40.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 40.00 china
Inside the chemist's made entirely out of felt Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:02:08 GMT After wowing art lovers in the US and China, Lucy Sparrow's latest felt fantasy is her first UK show in five years. Match ID: 14 Score: 40.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day qualifiers: 40.00 china
This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000 Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […] Match ID: 15 Score: 40.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 40.00 china
Business continuity planning is a necessity for your fund and portfolio Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:18:26 +0000 A business continuity plan does not have to be complicated or long, but it needs to tell you or your senior team how to keep big things moving forward and what's needed to get things done. Match ID: 17 Score: 40.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 40.00 china
Why Has China Targeted Minorities in Xinjiang? Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:00:00 +0000 The staff writer Raffi Khatchadourian explains how Xi Jinping’s government used an obsession with “stability” to justify a genocide against ethnic Uyghurs and Kazhaks. Match ID: 18 Score: 40.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 40.00 china
China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority
There are an estimated 1.4bn cars on the world’s roads today. Around 78m new cars are sold every year. To head off the worst effects of climate change, every single one will need to go electric eventually.
Whether it rolls off a production line in Fremont, California, or comes together in a vast megafactory in Qinghai, China, a colossal amount of human effort must go into building the components and obtaining their base minerals. In each car, for instance, there is roughly a kilogram of magnet providing the motion needed to fire engines and electrify windows. Roughly 30% of this material is made up of rare earth material known as neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr).
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The Painted-Steel Whimsy of Yayoi Kusama Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000 Works by the nonagenarian Japanese artist grace the grounds and interiors of the New York Botanical Garden through Oct. 31. Match ID: 23 Score: 40.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 40.00 japan
India’s electric vehicles face practical, technical hurdles Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:29:42 EDT India has ambitions to expand use of electric vehicles to wean itself from polluting fossil fuels, but EVs are still a rarity on its congested highways Match ID: 24 Score: 35.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 india
Brandon Hole bought assault weapons he used in attack months after his shotgun was confiscated over mental health concerns
A gunman who murdered eight people at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis legally purchased the two semi-automatic rifles he used in the attack, months after a shotgun he owned was confiscated by police over concerns around his mental health.
Brandon Hole, 19, who killed himself at the conclusion of the massacre, bought the two assault weapons in July and September 2020, according to Indianapolis metropolitan police chief Randal Taylor, after the shotgun was taken from him in March following a call from his mother concerned at his mental state.
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Steve Reed says PM should ‘set an example’ and conduct his scheduled meetings via Zoom
Labour has urged Boris Johnson to “set an example” and cancel his forthcoming trip to India because of the Covid risk.
Steve Reed, the shadow communities secretary, said because of the threat posed by new variants of the virus, the prime minister should abandon plans to fly to India later this month and instead hold his scheduled meetings via Zoom.
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What does it take to create a startup ecosystem? Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:00:58 +0000 Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […] Match ID: 29 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 35.00 india
The global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 rose above 3 million on Saturday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the case tally climbed above 140 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.6 million cases and 566,238 deaths. The U.S. added at least 78,932 new cases and 940 new deaths on Friday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,117 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago.
Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.5 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 175,649. Brazil is third by cases at 13.8 million and second with a death toll of 368,749. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,693 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,472 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
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The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 139 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the death toll climbed above 2.98 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.5 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 565,289 death toll makes up about 19% of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 74,312 new cases and 909 new deaths on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,514 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla said it is likely that people who receive Covid-19 vaccines will need booster shots within a year afterward, and then annual vaccinations, to maintain protection against the virus as it evolves, the Wall Street Journal reported. "The variants will play a key role. It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus," Bourla said during a virtual event hosted by CVS Health Corp. that aired Thursday but was recorded April 1.
Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.3 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 174,308. Brazil is third by cases at 13.7 million and second with a death toll of 365,444. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,213 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,438 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
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The FBI Takes a Drastic Step to Fight China’s Hacking Spree Wed, 14 Apr 2021 21:41:11 +0000 The agency's approach to protecting vulnerable victims of the recent Hafnium attack manages to be at once controversial and refreshingly restrained. Match ID: 38 Score: 28.57 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 28.57 china
In January, we learned about a Chinese espionage campaign that exploited four zero-days in Microsoft Exchange. One of the characteristics of the campaign, in the later days when the Chinese probably realized that the vulnerabilities would soon be fixed, was to install a web shell in compromised networks that would give them subsequent remote access. Even if the vulnerabilities were patched, the shell would remain until the network operators removed it.
Now, months later, many of those shells are still in place. And they’re being used by criminal hackers as well...
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A new drought monitoring approach: Vector Projection Analysis (VPA) Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has proposed a satellite-aided drought monitoring method that can adequately represent the complex drought conditions into a single integrated drought index. Match ID: 42 Score: 21.43 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 4 days qualifiers: 21.43 south korea
ITER Celebrates Milestone, Still at Least a Decade Away From Fusing Atoms Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT Machine assembly has commenced, but this gigantic nuclear fusion experiment costing tens of billions of dollars is nowhere near starting up Match ID: 43 Score: 20.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 237 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china, 5.00 india, 4.29 south korea
Letting countries create their own generic versions of the jabs is the best way to combat the spread of vaccine-resistant variants
Last year the British government made a series of mistakes in its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. As countries from Thailand to the US battle another wave of infections driven by more virulent strains, the UK risks making another historic mistake that could scupper our chance to end this pandemic.
Because coronavirus cases continue to rise worldwide, the risk of vaccine-resistant variants is increasing. Public health voices have already warned that if we don’t rapidly vaccinate the world’s population, our current generation of Covid-19 vaccines could be rendered ineffective within a year. The need for a rapid, global vaccination rollout is clear and urgent.
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10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021 Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications Match ID: 47 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 101 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 5.00 india, 4.29 south korea
The Vital Wisdom of Wesley Brown’s “Tragic Magic” Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:02:00 +0000 The 1978 novel, championed by Toni Morrison, is a vibrant riff on Blackness, manhood, and jazz. Match ID: 48 Score: 12.86 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days qualifiers: 12.86 vietnam
A Theory of (Almost) Everything Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world Match ID: 49 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china
Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming Match ID: 50 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 173 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china
Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023 Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality Match ID: 51 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 226 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china
China to Launch Space Mining Bot Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources Match ID: 55 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 5.00 india
Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches Match ID: 57 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 424 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 5.00 india
His Blue LEDs Changed How We Light Our World Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:22:00 GMT Nearly 30 years ago, Isamu Akasaki dazzled journalists with a bright pen light Match ID: 64 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan
The cost of speaking up against China Tue, 30 Mar 2021 23:08:52 GMT Uyghurs abroad describe a pattern of harassment and intimidation they say is designed to silence them. Match ID: 65 Score: 5.71 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 19 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has started training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. Set to launch for her second mission in spring 2022, Samantha is already getting reacquainted with International Space Station systems in a series of refresher courses.
Samantha was last on the International Space Station in 2014 for her Futura mission. She spent 200 days in space, conducting European and international scientific experiments and Space Station operations.
In the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she trains for the specific experiments and tasks she will perform in space during her second mission.
As a collaborative, international effort between the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia and Japan, Space Station training takes place across the globe. Samantha will be training between Johnson Space Center in the USA, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia and the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.
Samantha and her fellow Class of 2009 astronauts will soon welcome new colleagues. For the first time in over a decade, the European Space Agency is seeking new astronauts and applications are open from 31 March to 28 May 2021. A six-stage selection process will start thereafter. This is expected to be completed in October 2022.
Ready to make #YourWayToSpace? Check out the dedicated website with all the information relating to ESA’s 2021–22 astronaut selection.
Most importantly, get ready to apply. Perhaps you will find yourself where Samantha is today.
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Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more Match ID: 67 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 20 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Don't Believe the Hype About Hypersonic Missiles Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT Hypersonic tech represents merely evolutionary change that isn't worth the price Match ID: 68 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 72 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit Match ID: 72 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 249 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels Match ID: 74 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 338 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights Match ID: 75 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 389 days qualifiers: 5.71 china