Ohio State back at full football practices

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The Ohio State football team is resuming full practices again in preparation for Saturday’s game at Michigan State.

Ohio State said in a one-sentence statement that the team would “resume organized team activities” on Tuesday afternoon.

The Buckeyes will do so while managing COVID-19 issues, and will be without coach Ryan Day, who tested positive last week. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson is assuming head coaching duties for the week and for Saturday’s game in East Lansing.

Ohio State chose to cancel its game at Illinois last week because of an unacceptable number of COVID cases among players and staff in the program.

No. 3 Ohio State (4-0, CFP No. 4) needs to play this week and next week against Michigan to have enough games in to be eligible for the Big Ten title.


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Corsair Gaming Updates Full Year 2020 Outlook

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Corsair Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRSR) (“Corsair”), a leading global provider and innovator of high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced it expects full year 2020 net revenue, adjusted operating income and adjusted EBITDA to exceed the expectations Corsair provided on November 10, 2020.

“The positive momentum in our business continues to exceed our expectations in both of our business segments. In our Gaming and Creator segment, we continue to see strong sales in all price points, which we believe indicates that we have both new customers buying gear as well as existing customers refreshing and upgrading. The highest growth continues to be in our streaming products, as gamers want to share video content with their friends and fans. In our Components and Systems segment, we are also seeing continued enthusiasm to build new high end gaming PCs based on recently introduced

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Elon Musk: Tesla Full Self-Driving beta to expand in two weeks

A little over a month after releasing Tesla Autopilot’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) to a small group of select drivers, Tesla is gearing up for a wider release of the software, according to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk 

Tesla has so far only released the FSD update to “expert and careful” drivers, and so a wider release creates the scary prospect of more Tesla owners experimenting with the feature on city streets. 

Autopilot has enabled lane changes on clearly marked highways, but FSD allows drivers to automatically handle city streets, traffic lights, roundabouts and street turns. 

It also offers assisted parking, the summon feature for parking lots, highway driving assistance, but the feature does not make a Tesla an autonomous car. 

Responding to a question on Twitter about a wider FSD beta, Musk said it would probably roll out in about two weeks.  

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Meteor “as bright as the full moon” caught on camera in Japan

A brightly burning meteor was seen plunging from the sky in wide areas of Japan, capturing attention on television and social media. The meteor glowed strongly as it rapidly descended through the Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday.

Many people in western Japan reported on social media seeing the rare sight. NHK public television said its cameras in the central prefectures of Aichi, Mie and elsewhere captured the fireball in the southern sky.

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A camera at Nagoya port showed the meteor shining as brightly as it neared the Earth, the Asahi newspaper reported.

Some experts said small fragments of the meteorite might have reached the ground.

“We believe the last burst of light was as bright as the full moon,” Takeshi Inoue, director of the Akashi Municipal Planetarium, told Kyodo news agency.

A meteor falls in Tatsuno
A meteor falls in Tatsuno, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan November 29, 2020 in this still
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Lunar eclipse will be visible during the full beaver moon this weekend

Take a break from online holiday shopping this weekend to enjoy the full moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse.

The full moon during the penumbral lunar eclipse is shown here, as seen from Kathmandu on January 11.

The full moon during the penumbral lunar eclipse is shown here, as seen from Kathmandu on January 11.

Both events will be visible early Monday morning.

Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon, but a penumbral lunar eclipse is different from a total lunar eclipse.

A penumbral eclipse occurs when the moon moves into Earth’s penumbra, or outer shadow. This causes the moon to look darker than normal.

During a total lunar eclipse, the change is more dramatic because the entire moon appears to be a deep red color.

This is the last penumbral eclipse of the year and will be visible to those in North and South America, Australia and parts of Asia. Check Time and Date to see when it will occur in

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Update Drops Tomorrow, Full Patch Notes Detailed

A new update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to go live on November 26 for Amazon Luna, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S | Series X. Read on to find out what the update does, and check below for the full patch notes.

The main feature coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla thanks to Update 1.0.4 is the option to choose between Performance and Visual Quality modes on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S | Series X. As their name suggests, Performance will run the game at 60fps while adapting resolution and graphic settings to maintain the frame rate, and Visual Quality holds the game at 30fps in order to reach “maximum resolution and graphic settings.” Ubisoft didn’t specify whether this means the game will run at 4K on next-gen hardware in Visual Quality mode. However, the studio did clarify that those on PlayStation

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This Monogamous, Poisonous Rat Is Full of Surprises

A pair of African crested rats.

A pair of African crested rats.
Image: The University of Utah

Looking like a cross between a ferret, a skunk, and a porcupine, the African crested rat may be adorable, but it packs a poisonous punch. New research explains the remarkable way in which these mammals acquire their toxin, and how these rats—once thought to be loners—tend toward monogamous relationships and even family units.

They’re cute, no doubt, but you wouldn’t want to snuggle up with one of these things. The African crested rat (Lophiomys imhausi) slathers its fur in a deadly toxin. This poison is no joke, as just a few milligrams can bring an elephant to its knees and even kill a human, according to a statement put out by the University of Utah.

That the crested rat is dangerous shouldn’t come as a surprise, given its audacious, skunk-like appearance—a warning to would-be predators to

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Quantum computing now is a bit like SQL was in the late 80s: Wild and wooly and full of promise

Quantum computing is bright and shiny, with demonstrations by Google suggesting a kind of transcendent ability to scale beyond the heights of known problems.

But there’s a real bummer in store for anyone with their head in the clouds: All that glitters is not gold, and there’s a lot of hard work to be done on the way to someday computing NP-hard problems. 

“ETL, if you get that wrong in this flow-based programming, if you get the data frame wrong, it’s garbage in, garbage out,” according to Christopher Savoie, who is the CEO and a co-founder of a three-year-old startup Zapata Computing of Boston, Mass. 

“There’s this naive idea you’re going to show up with this beautiful quantum computer, and just drop it in your data center, and everything is going to be solved — it’s not going to work that way,” said Savoie, in a video interview with ZDNet

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Opinion | The Latest Vaccine News Doesn’t Tell the Full Story

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The drugmakers Moderna and Pfizer buoyed hopes for an end to the coronavirus pandemic when they announced this month that their vaccines were 94.5 percent (Moderna) and 90 percent (Pfizer) effective at preventing Covid-19, based on preliminary results from ongoing clinical trials. Neither vaccine produced any serious safety concerns.

Pfizer’s and Moderna’s data were analyzed by independent experts, though their findings were published in news releases, not peer-reviewed scientific journals, so the results are not yet considered conclusive. But if the numbers hold steady through the end of the trials, these vaccines would be among some of the most effective ever created.

What would that mean for the future of the pandemic and vaccine science, and what obstacles still stand in the way of getting shots in people’s arms? Here’s

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Full body health check point, a device aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (KABC) — While the wait continues for a COVID-19 vaccine to be widely distributed, one company is introducing a new tool, a full-body health checkpoint, in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

The coronavirus has forced so many aspects of life to change. Technology firm Multimedia Care is attempting to make life a little easier and allow for safer gatherings.

“First thing you do when you step up is you get your shoes cleaned, and then you’re looking at a thermographic camera. That will take your temperature and it will verify the presence of a mask,” says Seth Rubenstein, Multimedia Care Executive Director.

With the device ideally placed outside of the entrance of a building, individuals step onto the check point’s floor mat. There it sprays the bottoms of their shoes with a cleaning solution.

The checkpoint uses a contactless gel dispenser to distribute

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