3 Steps To Develop Grit, According To One Of The Army’s First Female Apache Pilots

The world isn’t always a welcoming and supportive place for our biggest dreams. In recent years and even more in recent months, it seems to throw one new challenge at us after another. In the face of a raging pandemic, waves of civil unrest, and growing division in our communities and homes, we’re all flush with excuses to sit back and set aside our goals this year.

So how are some people able to keep moving forward and pushing through challenges during tough times like these?

I had a chance recently to interview Shannon Huffman Polson, author of The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World, to answer that question. 

At age nineteen, Polson became the youngest woman to climb Denali, and went on to summit Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro. She served

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ETRI, DGIST develop new electrode structure for all-solid-state secondary battery


IMAGE: ETRI researchers are looking at a new type of electrode structure for all-solid-state secondary battery.
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Credit: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI)

South Korean researchers have developed a new type of electrode structure for all-solid-state secondary batteries. If this technology is adopted, the energy density of the batteries could increase significantly when compared to existing technologies, contributing tremendously to the development of high-performance secondary batteries.

A joint research team from Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) announced that it had designed a new electrode structure for all-solid-state secondary batteries after identifying the mechanism of facile lithium-ion diffusion between active materials. The achievement received international recognition when the results were published by the ACS Energy Letters, an international online academic journal specializing in the energy sector which is run by the American Chemical Society (ACS)*.

Unlike primary cells

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Scientists develop new gene therapy for eye disease — ScienceDaily

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy approach that offers promise for one day treating an eye disease that leads to a progressive loss of vision and affects thousands of people across the globe.

The study, which involved a collaboration with clinical teams in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital and the Mater Hospital, also has implications for a much wider suite of neurological disorders associated with ageing.

The scientists publish their results today [Thursday 26th November 2020] in leading journal, Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Dominant optic atrophy (DOA)

Characterised by degeneration of the optic nerves, DOA typically starts to cause symptoms in patients in their early adult years. These include moderate vision loss and some colour vision defects, but severity varies, symptoms can worsen over time and some people may become blind. There is currently no way to prevent or cure DOA.

A gene

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Scientists develop an energy-efficient strategy to reversibly change ‘spin orientation’ or magnetization direction in magnetite at room temperature — ScienceDaily

Over the last few decades, conventional electronics has been rapidly reaching its technical limits in computing and information technology, calling for innovative devices that go beyond the mere manipulation of electron current. In this regard, spintronics, the study of devices that exploit the “spin” of electrons to perform functions, is one of the hottest areas in applied physics. But, measuring, altering, and, in general, working with this fundamental quantum property is no mean feat.

Current spintronic devices — for example, magnetic tunnel junctions — suffer from limitations such as high-power consumption, low operating temperatures, and severe constraints in material selection. To this end, a team of scientists at Tokyo University of Science and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, has recently published a study in ACS Nano, in which they present a surprisingly simple yet efficient strategy to manipulate the magnetization angle in magnetite (Fe3O

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Luminar and Intel’s Mobileye team up to develop a fleet of robo-taxis

Lidar startup Luminar today announced a partnership with Intel’s Mobileye to collaborate on self-driving car development. As part of the agreement, Luminar says it will work with Mobileye to use the former’s lidar for its robo-taxi pilot and first-generation driverless fleet in regions around the world, including Tel Aviv, Dubai, Paris, and Daegu City.

Some experts predict the pandemic will hasten adoption of autonomous transportation technologies. Despite needing disinfection, driverless cars can potentially minimize the risk of spreading disease. In partnership with Moovit, the mobility-as-a-service startup Mobileye acquired in May for $900 million, Mobileye aims to build full end-to-end ride-hailing experiences with its Luminar lidar-equipped vehicles using Moovit’s mobility platform and apps.

Mobileye, which Intel acquired for $15.3 billion in March 2017, is building two independent self-driving systems. One is based entirely on cameras, while the second incorporates radar, lidar sensors, modems, GPS, and other components. It’s this second system

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East Bay teens develop sanitizing drone to help clean school during pandemic

DUBLIN — Dublin High School’s robotics team has come up with a creative solution to help clean parts of the school outside during the pandemic —  a sanitizing drone.

a person standing in front of a computer: DUBLIN, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Dublin High students Karen Zhao, 16, bottom left, and sisters Nirupama Suravarjjala, 16, top left, and Niharika Suravarjjala, 17, all members of the Gael Force Robotics Team, look at the design of the special sanitizing drone the robotics team is building in Dublin, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. The sanitizing drone is designed to help clean the school's football field and bleachers. The group of 10 students from the team hopes to have the drone up and running in December. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

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DUBLIN, CA – NOVEMBER 17: Dublin High students Karen Zhao, 16, bottom left, and sisters Nirupama Suravarjjala, 16, top left, and Niharika Suravarjjala, 17, all members of the Gael Force Robotics Team, look at the design of the special sanitizing drone the robotics team is building in Dublin, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. The sanitizing drone is designed to help clean the school’s football field and bleachers. The group of 10 students from the team hopes to have the drone up and running in December. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

They call it the TERSUS Project —  meaning “clean” in Latin, and also an acronym for Technologically Effective Rapid Smart Unmanned Sanitizer. The drone was

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Texas A&M System helps develop new COVID-19 breathalyzer kiosk

Researchers are currently working to obtain FDA emergency use authorization before beginning mass production early next year.

HOUSTON — At Texas A&M University, researchers are working on a way to get us all back to normal. 

“Most Americans don’t have COVID-19, but we’re treating ourselves like we do,” said Rob Gorham, executive director of the Secure America Institute at Texas A&M University. “The end objective is to rapidly detect and help determine folks don’t have COVID.”

Worlds Inc., the U.S. Air Force and Texas A&M teamed up to develop these breathalyzer kiosks.

“You literally breathe into the device,” said Gorham. 

You can use something as simple as a straw. There’s no contact required. The device uses artificial intelligence to analyze that breath for signs of the virus. A result is sent to your phone within seconds. The copper inlet heats itself between each use to clean and sanitize the device. 

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How Companies Can Develop Ethical AI Technology For The Future

Gary Fowler is a serial AI entrepreneur with 15 startups and an IPO. He is CEO and Co-Founder of GSD Venture Studios and Yva.ai.

Leveraging technology to stay ahead of the competition has become a prerequisite for modern companies to succeed; every day is a new attempt to win the race of digital transformation and adopt the latest innovations. Artificial intelligence has become one of the most widely discussed methods of optimization and growth on a global scale.

According to the New York Times, beyond business and operations, artificial intelligence has already proven to be able to contribute to the development and transformation of transportation, healthcare and scientific research. But there are two sides to every coin. The truth is AI solutions have also been linked to mass surveillance, identity theft and the spread of false news.

Today, the biggest tech companies in the world — Microsoft,

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Volvo Cars “ultimate driving simulator” uses latest gaming technology to develop safer cars

Volvo Cars engineers call it “the ultimate driving simulator”, but it is not just an excuse for them to indulge their inner basement gamer. Instead, the Swedish company’s ground-breaking mixed-reality simulator is used to make new strides in safety and autonomous driving technology.

A setup with a moving driving seat, a steering wheel with haptic feedback and a crystal-clear virtual reality headset would make any serious gamer jealous, but Volvo Cars’ simulator takes this concept to the next level, making it hard to tell reality from simulation. Which is exactly the point.

Using cutting-edge technology from the leading real-time 3D development platform Unity and Finnish virtual and mixed reality experts Varjo, the simulator involves driving a real car on real roads. It combines life-like, high definition 3D graphics, an augmented reality headset, and a full-body Teslasuit that provides haptic feedback from a virtual world, while also monitoring bodily reactions.


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Machine learning innovation to develop chemical library — ScienceDaily

Machine learning has been used widely in the chemical sciences for drug design and other processes.

The models that are prospectively tested for new reaction outcomes and used to enhance human understanding to interpret chemical reactivity decisions made by such models are extremely limited.

Purdue University innovators have introduced chemical reactivity flowcharts to help chemists interpret reaction outcomes using statistically robust machine learning models trained on a small number of reactions. The work is published in Organic Letters.

“Developing new and fast reactions is essential for chemical library design in drug discovery,” said Gaurav Chopra, an assistant professor of analytical and physical chemistry in Purdue’s College of Science. “We have developed a new, fast and one-pot multicomponent reaction (MCR) of N-sulfonylimines that was used as a representative case for generating training data for machine learning models, predicting reaction outcomes and testing new reactions in a blind prospective manner.


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