Mystery Gelatinous Party Balloon-Like Animal Discovered In Puerto Rico [VIDEO]


  • The new jelly comb species shares a few similarities with other ctenophores
  • The discovery was part of NOAA’s underwater exploration of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • There have been about 100 to 150  species of comb jellies identified and validated in the past few years

In 2015, scientists encountered a peculiar creature that was shaped like a party balloon and had a gelatinous texture. After five years, they finally have a name for that mystery animal found off a Puerto Rican shore.

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) named the ocean creature Duobrachium sparksae. They identified it as a new species of ctenophore or what is more popularly known as the comb jellies. 

Deep Discoverer, a remotely operated underwater vehicle, was instrumental in finally identifying and naming the new ctenophore species. Details of the whole process were published in the journal Plankton

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Third Party Payment Market Size Rising at magnificent CAGR During 2020-2025 : Analysis of Key Players, Trends, Drivers and Top Countries Data

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Nov 23, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a Report, titled “COVID-19 Outbreak-Global “Third Party Payment Industry Market” Report-Development Trends, Threats, Opportunities and Competitive Landscape in 2020″ BrowseÂMarket data Tables and Figures spread throughÂ126 Pages and in-depth TOC onÂThird Party Payment Industry Market. The Third Party Payment market revenue was Million USD in 2019, and will reach Million USD in 2025, with a magnificent CAGR during 2020-2025.

In COVID-19 outbreak, Chapter 2.2 of this report provides an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and the Third Party Payment industry.

Chapter 3.7 covers the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 from the perspective of the industry chain. In addition, chapters 7-11 consider the impact of COVID-19 on the regional economy.

Final Report will add the

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How technology is keeping the party going

In early lockdown, four kids from Toronto’s underground gay club scene were distraught. The nightlife they depended on — “safe spaces, where we get to exist freely” — had vanished. Two of them worked as musicians and DJs, and were deprived of live performance and income. So they looked for another way.

“Someone in our Insta group chat said Zoom,” says co-founder Ceréna Sierra. “We tried it, and we could see all these people in funny little squares. We thought, what is this mess?”

Club Quarantine, their online queer dance party, started in March and was an instant global phenomenon: lively, anarchic, with DJs, musicians and performance artists entertaining partygoers and fans.

They turned up in their thousands from bedrooms all over the world, every night of the week. “On the fourth night we had an email from Charli XCX who wanted to be part of it,” says Sierra, 29,

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Apple AirPods Studio headphones party trick revealed in new video

Over the years, plenty of new hardware and functionality has leaked in iOS developer betas from AirPods Pro to new Apple Watches. Now, the latest beta – iOS 14.3 – seems to give us a tiny preview of the much rumored AirPods Studio over-ear headphones.

icon: AirPods Studio icon

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AirPods Studio icon

It comes in the form of the icon above which now appears in the internal system files, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The icon bears more than a passing resemblance to the photograph that leaker @choco_bit claimed were likely the Sport variant of AirPods Studio back in September: 

It also notably matches how Bloomberg described the prototype version earlier

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The Invisible Threat: Building Cyber Resilience to Respond to the Rise in Third Party Cyberthreats

Last year, the number of targeted attacks — which often seek the crown jewels of sensitive, critical data — reported by the average federal agency soared from 211 to 320, a 53% increase. This is according to Accenture’s recent report, “State of Cyber Resilience – Federal Edition,” which surveys the threat landscape faced by federal agencies and the responses effective in quashing those threats. 

The good news is federal agencies are getting more adept about protecting their IT infrastructures and successfully thwarting traditional data breach methods, slashing the number of data breaches by 43% last year, according to the report. 

Even still, a new threat is looming: Increasingly, hackers, cyber criminals and other threat actors are finding new ways to infiltrate government systems through indirect attacks on suppliers, contractors and other third parties. Adversaries are shifting their target from an agency’s direct perimeter to the diffuse network of suppliers and

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Opinion | We have to destroy the Republican Party in order to save it

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Apple’s new iPhone 12 Pro has a cool party trick

You may have heard about Apple including a lidar sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, two of the company’s latest iPhone models. The new sensor improves portrait photos, and even night mode shots captured with the iPhone 12 Pro’s rear camera because it speeds up focus and portrait mode photos. But that’s not all lidar can help with. 

a person sitting on a desk: The Measure app makes it easy to measure how tall someone is, as long as you have the right device. Jason Cipriani/CNET

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The Measure app makes it easy to measure how tall someone is, as long as you have the right device. Jason Cipriani/CNET

Lidar stands for “light detection and ranging” and it works by bouncing lasers off of objects to measure their distance, based on how long it takes for the light to get back to the sensor. The sensor itself isn’t new tech — in fact, the 2020 iPad Pro has lidar, too — and the same tech is often

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Third party tests confirm HYZON Motors’ new liquid-cooled fuel cell stack leads the world in power density

  • HYZON’s new proton exchange membrane fuel cell is designed to power ultra-heavy vehicles and machinery without compromise in performance or economics
  • Third party testing from TUV Rheinland validates record peak power density above 6kW/L – the highest power density fuel cell stack in the world
  • First units based on the new technology platform to be shipped in 2021, aiming to power some of the world’s most challenging mobility applications

HONEOYE FALLS, N.Y., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hydrogen mobility and clean energy company, HYZON Motors Inc (“HYZON”) has today revealed new test data from the latest generation of its proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells.

HYZON’s new automotive grade PEM fuel cells have been optimized for durability and long operating life, addressing the most demanding usage scenarios for commercial vehicles and machinery.

This specifically includes challenging, high utilization mobility applications such as trucks, trains, and airplanes.

Most fuel cell modules

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