Marine mammals’ adaptations to low oxygen offer new perspective on COVID-19 — ScienceDaily

When Terrie Williams began hearing about the wide range of symptoms experienced by patients with COVID-19, she saw a connection between the various ways the disease is affecting people and the many physiological adaptations that have enabled marine mammals to tolerate low oxygen levels during dives.

Williams, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, has spent decades studying the physiology of marine mammals and their extraordinary ability to perform strenuous activities while holding their breath for long periods under water.

“Diving marine mammals experience a lifetime of rapid physiological transitions between normal oxygenation and hypoxia [low oxygen levels],” Williams said. “They’ve got ways to protect themselves and allow their organs to keep functioning while holding their breath for hours at a time, but there’s a whole suite of biological adaptations that had to happen for them to be able to do that.”

Lacking those adaptations, humans

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Technology challenges offer attractive opportunities for AWS partner ecosystem

With a significant customer base and extensive infrastructure, Amazon Web Services Inc. has the capability to meet a wide range of needs for enterprise customers. What opportunities will there be for system integrators and independent software vendors in a world dominated by very powerful public cloud providers such as AWS?

The answer can be found in the belief that technology will continue to evolve and complexity is a given. Change and transformation are inevitable, and one industry expert sees significant opportunity ahead.

“Complexity is paramount. It’s a concern for enterprises just moving to cloud,” said Tim Crawford (pictured, second from right), CIO strategic advisor at AVOA LLC. “You start layering in the edge-to-cloud continuum, and it just gets exponentially more complicated. Amazon is not going to be the one to help you go through that, and this is where the opportunity lies for the SIs, ISVs and partners.”

Crawford spoke

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Technologies offer hands-on science options for blind students during remote learning

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – New education technologies are providing more options for blind science students to access laboratory tools and research. Independence Science, a Purdue University-affiliated company founded by blind chemist and Purdue alumnus Cary Supalo, has introduced new tools for remote learning for blind students.

“The Independence Science team is very excited to announce that accessible hands-on science learning is now possible for the blind,” said Greg Williams, who is a blind scientist at Independence Science. “Students from remote locations can now work together on accessible scientific data collection in the laboratory from home, and work with a science teacher or lab partner physically located in a science laboratory.”

Independence Science has introduced a new version of its Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest version 2.3 software, which is designed to improve access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for blind students. The new version allows students to remotely connect

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Zens’ new Modular wireless chargers offer a mix-and-match setup

Zens has a new set of wireless chargers out called the Zens Modular. They are designed to fix the rigidity of most combination wireless chargers by letting users customize their own bespoke charging setup to suit their needs.





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The Zens Modular system is divided into two halves: main stations and extensions. The main station (as the name implies) is the primary hub for your wireless charging setup and is the only thing that you’ll have to plug into the wall. Zens has three different main station options: the €99,99 / $121.16 Modular Dual Wireless Charger, which is a flat pad that can charge two devices at once at up to 15W each; the €69,99 / $84.81 Modular Stand Wireless Charger, a single charger that offers a stand form factor and can charge at 15W; and the €59,99 / $72.69 Modular Single Wireless Charger, a standard flat pad

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South Korean convenience store chain to offer robot delivery

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (UPI) — A South Korean convenience store chain has announced plans to launch a robot delivery service, as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the service industry to go contactless.

GS Retail, which runs the ubiquitous GS25 convenience store brand, announced Monday the robot service would be rolled out at its outlet in western Seoul.

“So many South Korean conglomerates and startups are working on the technologies related to delivery robots,” said Choi Sung-lok of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute. “Technical development and social change will bring about more delivery robots.”

Customers will make orders through an instant messenger, triggering a store clerk to place products on the robot while inputting the destination and the customer’s mobile phone number.

Then the 4.3-foot-tall robot will carry the items to the customer, who can unlock a drawer on the robot’s body by typing a PIN after getting a message that

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Future iPhone Could Offer 10x Optical Zoom, Reports Say

KEY POINTS

  • Apple improves the iPhone’s mobile photography features every year
  • Reports indicate it is gunning for 10x optical zoom in the future
  • It might be able to do this using components from third-party suppliers

Apple could equip future iPhones with specs and technologies that would allow them to offer highly requested mobile photography features, particularly 10x optical zoom, several reports say.

Apple might consider using third-party camera technologies from Samsung, Chinese outlet Digitimes reported. This technology, the report stated, is a periscope lens.

Periscope lenses allow mobile devices to take pictures from a distance without adding any bulk to the device’s appearance and size. The camera is designed in such a way that it sits flush with the device’s chassis but is capable of adjusting focal lengths to provide higher levels of zoom.

Apple is reportedly looking to improve its already impressive iPhone camera setup by adding a periscope

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Rackspace Technology Global Announces Early Tender Offer Results

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SAN ANTONIO, Nov 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology(TM) (NASDAQ: RXT) (the “Company”) today announced the early tender results for its previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 8.625% Senior Notes due 2024 (the “Notes”). The Tender Offer is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated November 16, 2020, relating thereto (the “Offer to Purchase”).

As of the previously announced early tender deadline of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, November 30, 2020 (the “Early Tender Time”), the Company has been advised by Global Bondholder Services Corporation, as Depositary for the Tender Offer, that $259,147,000 in aggregate principal amount, or approximately 49.91%, of the outstanding Notes had

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Amazon Web Services to offer macOS on-demand in the cloud, in new appeal to Apple developers

Amazon Web Services will provide software developers with access to macOS on-demand in the cloud for the first time, promising to speed up the process and reduce the cost of making software for Apple’s computers and devices.



graphical user interface: Dave Brown, Amazon EC2 vice president, announces the new Mac Instances on Monday night.


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Dave Brown, Amazon EC2 vice president, announces the new Mac Instances on Monday night.

Announced on the eve of the AWS re:invent conference Monday night, Amazon EC2 Mac Instances represent an unexpected expansion beyond Linux and Windows for AWS. Amazon says it was motivated by a desire to meet the needs of the community of more than 28 million developers who offer apps through the Apple App Store.

“Until now, development of these apps for the Apple platform was not possible within the AWS cloud,” said Dave Brown, AWC EC2 vice president, during the event. “Many of our customers had to manage their own fleet of Macs for their

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GridGain Virtual Events Offer Expert Advice and Best Practices for Deploying In-Memory Computing Solutions

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FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GridGain(R) Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache(R) Ignite(R), today announced it is hosting or participating in multiple online conferences, webinars and virtual meetups taking place in December and January 2020. GridGain will use these events to share unique insights into the latest in-memory computing technology developments, trends and strategies. GridGain has also posted on-demand videos of multiple November 2020 events on the company’s website.

“We have seen soaring interest in our events over the last few months as more companies of every size look to push their digital transformations forward,” said Terry Erisman, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at GridGain Systems. “Our team of experts is always

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GridGain Virtual Events Offer Expert Advice and Best Practices for Deploying In-Memory Computing Solutions | 2020-11-30 | Press Releases

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GridGain ® Systems , provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache ® Ignite ® , today announced it is hosting or participating in multiple online conferences, webinars and virtual meetups taking place in December and January 2020. GridGain will use these events to share unique insights into the latest in-memory computing technology developments, trends and strategies. GridGain has also posted on-demand videos of multiple November 2020 events on the company’s website.

“We have seen soaring interest in our events over the last few months as more companies of every size look to push their digital transformations forward,” said Terry Erisman, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at GridGain Systems. “Our team of experts is always excited to share their wealth of information about how in-memory computing can support highly performant, massively scalable applications and enable vital new infrastructure strategies,

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