To push or to pull? How many-limbed marine organisms swim — ScienceDaily

When you think of swimming, you probably imagine pushing through the water — creating backwards thrust that pushes you forward. New research at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) suggests instead that many marine animals actually pull themselves through the water, a phenomenon dubbed “suction thrust.”

The study, published in Scientific Reports, found that small marine animals with multiple propulsers — including larval crabs, polychaete worms, and some types of jellyfish — don’t push themselves forward when they move their appendages, but instead create negative pressure behind them that pulls them through the water.

When the front appendage moves, it creates a pocket of low pressure behind it that may reduce the energy required by the next limb to move. “It is similar to how cyclists use draft to reduce wind drag and to help pull the group along,” says lead author Sean Colin of Roger Williams University, a Whitman

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YouTube suspends OAN, a Trump favorite, for peddling covid misinformation

YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi said OAN, which has 1.2 million subscribers on the video service and sees some of its posts reach hundreds of thousands of viewers, violated the policy against portraying a covid-19 remedy as a cure for the illness that has killed more than 258,000 Americans and 1.4 million people worldwide.

In addition to losing the ability to post new videos for the coming week, OAN has been suspended from YouTube’s “Partner Program,” which allows monetization of videos through advertisements and can be a significant source of revenue to online operations. The reason, Choi said, was “repeated violations” of YouTube’s policies against covid misinformation.

“After careful review, we removed a video from OAN and issued a strike on the channel for violating our COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content claiming there’s a guaranteed cure,” Choi said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

OAN did not respond to a request

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Here’s how 5G availability stacks up in major US cities

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  • OpenSignal has published a study of 5G availability in five major US cities.
  • T-Mobile’s coverage was the most consistently available, but Verizon’s was the fastest.
  • Things are improving for multiple networks, however.

It’s easy to find 5G service in the US, but what service can you count on? OpenSignal might help. The wireless analyst group has shared a study outlining 5G availability in five major US urban areas, and it’s clear that real-world coverage is better for some carriers than others.

Of the top three networks, T-Mobile offered the most consistent 5G availability in the Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, DC areas between mid-July and mid-October 2020. You could expect to see that “5G” logo light up between 23.6% and 33.7% of the time. AT&T’s service was available between 18.9% and 28.6% of the time. Verizon (disclaimer: this author also writes for Verizon-owned Engadget) fared

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Deadline to claim your first stimulus check in 2020 is expired. Here’s your last chance to get it


Missed the deadline to claim your stimulus money in 2020? You still have an option left.

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The IRS deadline to register a claim for a missing stimulus payment this year has now expired, but you can still file a request to get your missing check — you just have to wait until 2021 to receive up to $1,200 per qualified adult for the first payment the IRS sent in April.

We’ll show you how to figure out if you’re part of a group that could still be eligible for a full or catch-up payment. This is separate from a potential second stimulus check, which Congress is still weighing as part of another economic stimulus package amid increased pressure to ramp up negotiations and pass a new bill. (If a second check is approved, you might get it faster if you do these things now.)


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Japan’s Mitsui Sumitomo to invest $350 million in insurance startup Hippo

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Japan’s MS&AD Insurance Group, will invest $350 million in U.S. home insurance technology company Hippo Enterprises to fund its next stage of growth, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

Mitsui bought a convertible note in Hippo that will turn into an equity stake the next time it raises new funds, Hippo Chief Executive Officer Assaf Wand told Reuters in an interview.

MS&AD’s venture arm was part of Hippo’s Series E funding round that was announced in July, and the new investment – which is accompanied by a plan to sign a reinsurance agreement with Mitsui Sumitomo – builds on that partnership.

Hippo was valued at $1.5 billion in July, although Wand noted this figure was now outdated because of market developments and the growth of the business. He declined to disclose an updated valuation.

“We have

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Horizon (HZNP) and Halozyme Ink Deal for ENHANZE Technology

Horizon Therapeutics plc HZNP and Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. HALO entered into a collaboration and license agreement that gives the former exclusive access to the latter’s ENHANZE drug delivery technology for subcutaneous (SC) formulation of medicines targeting IGF-1R.

Shares of Horizon have surged 93.5% year to date while the industry did not show any movement.

Horizon plans to use ENHANZE to develop an SC formulation of its lead drug, Tepezza (teprotumumab-trbw), which is indicated for the treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease, which is a serious, progressive and vision-threatening rare autoimmune disease. The company wishes to provide greater flexibility to patients and physicians and thus, wants to bring out an SC version of Tepezza.

Per the agreement, Horizon will make an upfront payment of $30 million to Halozyme and will have to make potential future payments of up to $160 million in aggregate. The future payments will be,subject to achievement of specified

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How Google’s Project Guideline Technology Helped A Blind Runner Gain ‘The Freedom To Run Solo’

In a blog post published last week, Google shared a first-person account by Thomas Panek on using Google’s Project Guideline technology to help him better pursue his passion for running. An avid runner, Panek, who is blind, has completed more than twenty marathons, including five Boston Marathons. Last year, he became the first blind runner to complete the New York City Half Marathon guided entirely by dogs. Panek is president and CEO at Guiding Eyes For The Blind. The organization helps people with vision loss access resources such as orientation & mobility training, guide dogs, and more. “[We] work tirelessly to help people with vision loss receive running guide dogs that can help them live more active and independent lives,” he wrote.

Project Guideline is a Google Research initiative, a group that tinkers with

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Four plays that could outperform in sector weakness

Tech has fallen out of favor in the past week, with mega-cap stocks such as Apple and Microsoft coming under pressure.

But, even in the case of sector weakness, two market watchers see some opportunity in the space.

Michael Binger, president of Gradient Investments, is betting on the “Amazon of China.”

“The first one I want to highlight is Alibaba. I mean, this is the big Chinese ecommerce play here,” Binger told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Monday. “They continue to gain share, there’s a shift in China just like there is in the U.S. here where we’re going from brick and mortar to online shopping, so I like it here.”

Alibaba has rallied 30% this year, triple the gain on the FXI China large-cap ETF.

“The second one I’d like to highlight is Cisco Systems. Cisco just had a good quarter. That’s a change of narrative there. Remember, the quarter

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The future of healthcare payments: Predictions for 2021

Technologies that streamline and modernize payment infrastructures have made a major impact within banking and financial services to shore up back-end operations, digitize analog processes and provide better customer experiences. The healthcare industry is primed for this exact transformation, and I expect we’ll see an immense shift in how providers get paid. 

Today, it takes more than 30 days on average for a provider to receive payment for their services due to complexities inherent in today’s reimbursement models. This makes it difficult for providers to predict cash flow. The slow and inefficient process of submitting a claim, waiting for the claim to be adjudicated by the payer and potentially facing denials that need intervention, wastes significant time and resources. Along with this lag, uncertainty around exactly how much will be collected from both the payer and patient only adds to the financial and administrative woes providers face.

Healthcare can learn

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