USU researchers develop power converter for long-distance, underwater electric grids

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News Release — Logan, UT — Apr. 16, 2021 — A team of researchers from Utah State University’s Power Electronics Lab have developed a DC current-to-DC voltage power converter. This converter is equipped for long distances and minimal maintenance, making it particularly useful in underwater power distribution networks.

Tarak Saha, a recent graduate of USU’s electrical engineering PhD program, designed the converter. Three other researchers, including recent PhD graduate Anindya Bagchi and electrical and computer engineering faculty Hongjie Wang and Regan Zane, added other operational aspects to Saha’s design and helped him build and test it. Their work was recognized with a patent in early March.

Scientists have been interested in building power networks on the ocean floor for years and for a number of reasons: ocean exploration, marine resource development, earthquake and tsunami monitoring etc. But because these networks often include a main power

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OnePlus Warp Charge 65 review: How to do proprietary charging in 2021

Years after its mass adoption, smartphone charging via USB-C remains a mess of proprietary charging standards, plugs, and cable issues. OnePlus chargers used to be one of the worst offenders for not playing nice with other gadgets, but the OnePlus Warp Charge 65 Power Adapter changes all that. In addition to blazing-fast proprietary charging tech, the charger fully embraces the latest and greatest universal USB PD PPS charging standard.

The Warp Charge 65 plug is provided out of the box with the OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 9 series smartphones but is also available to purchase separately. Should you bother opting for OnePlus’ latest accessory to power your other gadgets? Find out in this OnePlus Warp Charge 65 Power Adapter review.


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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids

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 devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day, but now spends four hours per day on their mobile devices.

Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re also a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined  $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus. In 2020, investors poured $73 billion in capital into mobile companies — a figure that’s up … Read more

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New amphibious centipede species discovered in Okinawa and Taiwan

Godly proportions for rare jade Scolopendra named after local gods, one of the largest arthropods in Japan

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Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Hosei University have discovered a new species of large, tropical centipede of genus Scolopendra in Okinawa and Taiwan. It is only the third amphibious centipede identified in the world, and is the largest in the region, 20 cm long and nearly 2 cm thick. It is also the first new centipede to be identified in Japan in 143 years, testament to the incredible biodiversity of the Ryukyu Archipelago.

Scolopendra is a genus of large, tropical centipede, one of the original genera named by the father of modern taxonomy himself, Carl Linnaeus. They are strong predators in any soil ecosystems they inhabit, with around 100 different species found in tropical regions around the world. Of these, only five have been identified

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OnePlus 8 Pro one year later: Is it still worth buying?

It seems crazy to think about, but 2020’s OnePlus 8 Pro was only the third Pro-level device from OnePlus. It might seem like the company’s been playing the flagship game for ages, but that’s really not the case. With that in mind, you might be wondering how the phone has held up over the past year. That’s what this OnePlus 8 Pro long-term review is all about!

When the phone launched in April last year, it was at the top of its class in many ways. Now, with the existence of the OnePlus 9 Pro — as well as some sizable competition from Samsung and Xiaomi — the OnePlus 8 Pro isn’t as much of a powerhouse as it once was. Still, that doesn’t mean the phone can’t hold its own.

Related: OnePlus phones: A history of the company’s entire lineup so far

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Cell Devices With Cloud Options Are Out there For You Now

A totally automated warehouse addresses multiple challenges faced by modern warehouses in the present context, where they need to process 1000’s of orders in a day.

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The way forward for healthcare software improvement companies to create healthcare functions empowered with AI and blockchain. Now that we’ve discussed the steps, let’s discuss the benefits of digital expertise and why digital transformation is of such critical worth for at this time’s businesses. Enterprise cell apps can also be imbued with options like interactive maps, chat, video chat and other options that can result in course of improvement as data inaccuracies will be recognized quite simply. “We do think about ourselves a technology company. We wished to interact the tech firm and tell the story of agriculture,” mentioned Julian Sanchez, John Deere’s director of technology innovation. csharp-home That narrative consists of the enormous mix harvester the company had in … Read more

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Take $20 off the Jabra Elite Active 65t and more headphone deals

 

If you’ve been searching for a new pair of headphones, let us help. Plenty of retailers are offering discounts on a variety of styles as people continue to adjust to working from home. That means you can take advantage of some of the best headphone deals across the board right now. Polish SEO Agency Kordowski Digital provides high quality Digital Marketing services.

It can be difficult to know just what you’re looking for, so we’ve done our best to organize some options for you. We’ve put together some headphones and earbuds deals along with wired and wireless options. You can also head on over to our sister site SoundGuys for more in-depth news and reviews.

Featured deal: Save $20 on the Jabra Elite Active 65t

 

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There’s never a bad time for new workout earbuds, especially a pair as popular as the Jabra Elite Active 65t. … Read more

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DX Value Proposition, Product Engineering

In keeping with this research study, the worldwide marketplace for laboratory information programs might face severe challenges within the near future due to the dearth of skilled professionals.

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To remain aggressive, businesses are going for digital transformation in work processes. Cellular, in some ways, is a foundational software that allows other sport-changing applied sciences. For instance, store floor staff are using smartphones to view machine information points in augmented reality (AR), field service technicians can get interactive, real-time guidance from consultants at headquarters by means of AR to restore an industrial asset, engineers are utilizing their phones to assessment CAD designs on-the-fly, and world sales teams are creating quotes for custom products leveraging up-to-date pricing and supply dates. ECIS tech On average, a corporation makes use of 900 functions Ensuring that all these apps are interconnected is a difficult task, and it is something that a whole … Read more

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Meet Smash Ventures, the low-flying outfit that has quietly funded Epic Games among others

 

When in 2018, Smash Ventures showed up as an investor in a $1.25 billion round for Epic Games — reportedly the largest ever investment in a video game company at the time — it was the first time many had heard of the investing outfit.

When the brand showed up again last summer in an even bigger round for Epic —  last August, the games giant announced $1.78 billion in fresh funding at a post-money equity valuation of $17.3 billion — a diner near Epic’s Cary, North Carolina headquarters that sells “smash waffles” started getting calls from reporters, says Eric Garland, who used to lead venture and growth deals for The Walt Disney Company after selling his company, BigChampagne, to Live Nation in 2011.

“Some reporters really turned over rocks,” he says.

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For years, I’ve tried to work my way back into the middle class

 

Early this winter, I took a long walk in the Salt Lake City park in which I had been arrested for bathing in a river when I was homeless.

About 30 minutes into that walk, I stood across from the park’s granite meditation temple, thinking: Three and a half years ago, I slept under that building’s awning.

I can still feel how hard that temple’s cold stone floor was; I remember how people strolled by my bed of cardboard and clothes and stared with what struck me as a combination of concern, contempt, and pity. Now I see that these are also the lenses through which I have often judged my own progress in my new, not-yet-middle-class life.

These days, I often wonder: Am I really doing as well as I should be after all this time? How did I ever allow myself to fall so far? Trying to Read more

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FGM safeguarding policies are alienating UK’s African diaspora communities

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AHEAD of tomorrow’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, by the United Nations, FORWARD, the leading African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls, and the University of Huddersfield have published new research that documents how the stringent, targeted, FGM safeguarding measures introduced since the 2014 Girl Summit are causing distress and mistrust amongst African diaspora communities in Bristol, and potentially across the country.

The research reveals first-hand evidence documenting how FGM safeguarding policies are leaving families feeling racially profiled, criminalised and stigmatised. To access the full study report, please follow this link: https://www.forwarduk.org.uk/forward-publications/fgm-safeguarding-bristol-study/.

Over the latter half of the last decade, the UK government intensified its response to FGM, giving FGM a ‘special’ status within national safeguarding, going far beyond the UK’s regulatory approach to other forms of child abuse.

This includes the introduction of FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty, the

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Predictive policing is still racist—whatever data it uses

It’s no secret that predictive policing tools are racially biased. A number of studies have shown that racist feedback loops can arise if algorithms are trained on police data, such as arrests. But new research shows that training predictive tools in a way claimed to lessen bias has little effect.

Arrest data biases predictive tools because police are known to arrest more people in Black and other minority neighborhoods, which leads algorithms to direct more policing to those areas, which leads to more arrests. The result is that predictive tools misallocate police patrols: some neighborhoods are unfairly designated crime hotspots; others are underpoliced.

In their defence, many developers of predictive policing tools say that they have started using victim reports to get a more accurate picture of crime rates across different neighborhoods. In theory victim reports should be less biased because they aren’t affected by police prejudice or … Read more

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