United States

Underwater Video Shows How Sea Creature Use Nets of Snot to Eat

Inverse | Mar 15, 2019 at 5:42 PM
  • All animals must eat to survive.
  • And what they consume — or don’t — influences ocean food webs.
  • Environmental factors like ocean temperature, availability of nutrients, and the type and amount of prey present influence when and where mucous grazers appear, how long they stick around, and their impact on ocean food webs.

United States

Deadly Boeing crashes raise questions about airplane automation

The Verge | Mar 15, 2019 at 5:40 PM
  • Two Boeing 737 Max 8 jets, a variant of the world’s most popular jetliner, crashed within six months of each other in a stunning rate of failure that raises questions about the airplane’s automated systems.
  • With automation transparency, airlines and manufacturers struggle to properly educate pilots on the latest automated systems.
  • Boeing’s response has been to update the Max 8’s flight control systems, pilot displays, operation manuals, and crew training.

Pakistan

Katy Perry ‘open’ to Taylor Swift collaboration

The Nation | Mar 15, 2019 at 5:27 PM
  • After four years of fighting, Katy called for an end to their feud last May, when she sent a literal olive branch – which is a symbol of peace – to Taylor ahead of the start of her ‘Reputation Stadium World Tour’.
  • When the ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ hitmaker walked the red carpet the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday evening, she admitted that she would be willing to work with Taylor.

United States

Qualcomm’s not a monopoly, Japan decides after decade-long investigation

CNET | Mar 15, 2019 at 5:11 PM
  • Qualcomm isn’t a monopoly after all, a Japanese regulatory body said Friday, reversing its decision from about a decade ago.
  • All have probed whether Qualcomm hurt competition by demanding licensing terms that ultimately forced handset makers to exclusively use its chips.
  • The EU in early 2018 fined Qualcomm $1.23 billion for paying Apple to use only its chips, something Qualcomm also is appealing.

India

Isha gets accreditation to start community college

The Hindu | Mar 15, 2019 at 5:09 PM
  • The college will be offering 14 vocational diploma courses to rural, underprivileged youngsters and will increase the scope based on the inclinations of the rural community.
  • Isha had tied up with local industries to offer internship for the students, and that it would tie up with more industries to create employment opportunities for them.

United States

Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields: New way to make nanoscale measurements of fields in more than one dimension

ScienceDaily | Mar 15, 2019 at 4:59 PM
  • The new approach is described today in the journal Physical Review Letters in a paper by graduate student Yi-Xiang Liu, former graduate student Ashok Ajoy, and professor of nuclear science and engineering Paola Cappellaro.
  • Previous uses of single NV centers to detect magnetic fields have been extremely precise but only capable of measuring those variations along a single dimension, aligned with the sensor axis.
  • For now, the system only provides a measurement of the total perpendicular component of the magnetic field, not its exact orientation.

United States

Nanocrystal ‘factory’ could revolutionize quantum dot manufacturing

ScienceDaily | Mar 15, 2019 at 4:55 PM
  • Over the last two decades, colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, known as quantum dots (QDs), have emerged as novel materials for applications ranging from biological sensing and imaging to LED displays and solar energy harvesting.
  • The original QD synthesis strategy utilized in the NanoRobo system allowed for the room temperature synthesis of green-emitting perovskite QDs.
  • The paper, “Facile Room Temperature Anion Exchange Reactions of Inorganic Perovskite Quantum Dots Enabled by a Modular Microfluidic Platform,” is published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

Russian Federation

Calvey case mentioned at Putin’s meeting with members of RUIE

TASS Russian News Agency | Mar 15, 2019 at 4:51 PM
  • The issue of law enforcement pressure upon business was not raised by entrepreneurs during the meeting, much like the problem of using criminal cases as a tool in resolving commercial disputes.
  • Calvey and his accomplices put together a scheme, where the “First Collection Bureau”, under their control, waived its right to a 59.9% stake in a Luxembourg-based company called the International Financial Technology Group (IFTG), to the Vostochny bank to pay it back for a 2.5 bln-ruble debt.
  • Baring Vostok’s projects include CTC Media, Yandex, Avito, Ozon, ER-Telecom, 1C, and Novomet.

United States

A field guide to the wacky future of folding phones

The Verge | Mar 15, 2019 at 4:44 PM
  • LG, please take your fancy rollable TV screens and build a stretchy digital newspaper-sized tablet right out of Minority Report, stat.
  • Humanity has barely managed to build bendy phones, and, honestly, this doesn’t seem that plausible with today’s technology.
  • We couldn’t find the right name for Xiaomi’s folding phone prototype above.