Future Ready Kerbside: Creating Places That Put People First

Uber and WSP have partnered to release a new white paper
Future Ready Kerbside – which examines what we
need to do today to ensure our kerbsides and streetscapes
enable the places people want now and into the

Using two case studies to bring the
recommendations to life, Crown Street in Sydney and Onehunga
Mall in Auckland, the white paper examines how the kerbside
is allocated and managed during the day and evening and what
impacts that has on people and place. It then envisions how
these kerbsides could be reimagined to create better places,
support future transport technology, and improve access for
the delivery of people and goods to support local

WSP’s Future Ready Lead Graham Pointer
said that the way we manage and allocate the kerbside has a
significant impact on achieving what we

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Put Baby Yoda on your wrist with Vodafone and Disney’s Neo smartwatch

European mobile carrier Vodafone has partnered with Disney to launch a new wearable for kids called the Neo. Vodafone says the Neo combines its technological capabilities with Disney’s entertainment chops to offer a wearable that gives kids a sense of independence while letting parents stay in contact.

The Neo’s most notable feature is its Disney branding. The Yves Béhar-designed watch lets kids choose from a collection of “Sidekicks” that will hang out on the main clock screen, including The Child / Baby Yoda / Grogu from The Mandalorian, Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, and Minnie Mouse. Vodafone says the Sidekicks will animate throughout the day, and the company plans to add more characters over time at no additional cost.

An example of the Neo smartwatch with the Vodafone Smart app for controlling privacy settings.
Image: Vodafone

Besides the injection of Disney charm, the Neo is mostly focused on

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Guggenheim Fund Reserves Right to Put Up to 10% in Bitcoin Trust

(Bloomberg) — Count Guggenheim Partners LLC among those institutional investors casting an eye on cryptocurrencies.


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Guggenheim is reserving the right for its $5.3 billion Macro Opportunities Fund — which aims for total return via fixed income and other debt and equity securities — to invest in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust. The trust’s shares are solely invested in Bitcoin, and track the digital asset’s price less fees and expenses.

“The Guggenheim Macro Opportunities Fund may seek investment exposure to Bitcoin indirectly through investing up to 10% of its net asset value in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust,” the firm said in a filing Friday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Investments in Bitcoin would put Guggenheim and its Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd in with the likes of Paul Tudor Jones and Stan Druckenmiller, who have already said they’ve put money into the digital asset. The largest cryptocurrency has had

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YouTube will put ads on non-partner videos but won’t pay the creators

The logo of video-sharing website YouTube is displayed on a smartphone on November 19, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

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YouTube said in an update to its terms of service Wednesday that it has the “right to monetize” all content on its platform. As such, it will start putting ads on videos from channels not in its YouTube Partner Program, which shares ad revenue with creators. 

The move comes after Google reported a particularly strong third quarter for YouTube, which saw ad growth at $5.04 billion, up 32% from a year ago. It’s likely to increase revenues and margins for YouTube, but is sure to rankle creators who aren’t eligible to make money on the platform. 

According to an update to its terms of service Wednesday, YouTube claims the “right to monetize” all content on its platform.

Channels of any size from now on may

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Covid-19 Taught Us To Put Med Before Tech. Will We Remember The Lesson?

Robbie is CEO and Co-Founder of 98point6, pairing deep technology with board-certified MDs to deliver on-demand text-based primary care.

In the quest to solve the many problems in U.S. health care, the industry has looked to technology as the Holy Grail: a bright and shiny object simultaneously contributing to important transformations in medicine while distracting the industry from making critical systemic improvements. Now, worldwide fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is shining a spotlight on the fact that tech is only one piece of the solution to health care’s problems. 

For more than six months, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have been the focus of media and news cycles. People have clamored for the insights of the medical community on social media, through telehealth visits and on broadcast news. Hospital staff members have shared jarring and touching personal accounts of what the fight against Covid-19 looks like on

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Texans Want to Put a Telescope on the Moon

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  • Astronomers from the University of Texas at Austin want to build a telescope on the moon.
  • Scientists already proposed that idea to NASA years ago, to no avail.
  • This telescope, nicknamed the “Ultimately Large Telescope,” could be different.

    In 2008, a group of astronomers from around the world came to NASA with a wild idea: Why not put a giant telescope on the moon?

    🌌 You love badass space stuff. So do we. Let’s nerd out over the universe together.

    The unbelievably large telescope, called the Lunar Liquid Mirror Telescope (LLMT), would have used a large spinning mirror made of liquid and be placed on one of the moon’s poles to study the earliest stars born in the universe.

    The telescope was ahead of its time—so much so that NASA scrapped the idea because there wasn’t enough supporting evidence for the existence of the ancient stars

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    Why NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon

    • NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy will seek proposals from industry to build nuclear power plants on the moon and Mars to support its long-term exploration plans.
    • The goal is to have a flight system, lander and reactor in place by 2026.
    • The facility will be fully manufactured and assembled on Earth, and tested for safety.
    • The nuclear power plants will provide enough electrical power to establish an outpost on the moon or Mars.

    Illustration of a nuclear fission power system concept on the Moon.

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    Illustration of a nuclear fission power system concept on the Moon.

    NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy will seek proposals from industry to build a nuclear power plant on the moon and Mars to support its long-term exploration plans. The proposal is for a fission surface power system, and the goal is to have a flight system, lander and reactor in place by 2026.


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    Anthony Calomino, NASA’s nuclear

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    Repeated small blasts put military, law enforcement at risk for brain injury — ScienceDaily

    Military and law-enforcement personnel repeatedly exposed to low-level blasts have significant brain changes — including an increased level of brain injury and inflammation — compared with a control group, a new study has found.

    Led by University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher James Stone, MD, PhD, the study compared the brains of 20 “breachers” — specialists who use explosives to enter buildings and other structures — with a 14-person, age-matched control group. The breachers had been exposed to an average of 4,628 blasts, while the control group had been exposed to an average of three.

    Blood measurements and neuropsychological assessments suggest that the breachers have increased levels of brain injury and inflammation, which the researchers wrote is “consistent with the theory that exposure to breaching-related blasts leads to system-wide effects in the brain.”

    The study also found that the breachers had statistically significant differences in blood flow, brain structure

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    ‘Risk-Averse Investors Have Put Europe at a Disadvantage in High Tech’

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    When the coronavirus pandemic ground the world to a screeching halt, technology kept propelling us forward. But the wheels of technological evolution will stop spinning if innovation and investment begin to lag.

    This is the concern of a Lisbon-based entrepreneur who believes “ambitious” investors are the ones that can fuel growth and creativity in the realm of emerging technologies, such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

    In the view of Amir Bozorgzadeh, the CEO and co-founder of Virtuleap—a health and education VR startup—the situation is alarming in Europe in particular when it comes to investment in high tech.

    “Europe will continue to be at a disadvantage because European investors aren’t moving fast enough into the new way of doing things,” he told 150sec, adding that they appear reluctant to shift their mindset. 

    According to him, investment cycles and

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    Facebook to Put Groups That Violate Its Standards on Probation

    Demonstrators celebrate after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 7, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Demonstrators celebrate after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 7, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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    Although millions of Americans—and really, the world—breathed a sigh of relief today when it was announced that former Vice President Joe Biden had given current President Donald Trump the worst news of his life (also known as, you’re fired), election season isn’t over yet. This means that Facebook still has a lot of work to do to keep its platform from becoming a toxic swamp of misinformation.

    The company apparently has a new idea to tackle this problem: group probation. According to a Saturday report in the Washington Post, if Facebook detects that groups have too many posts that violate its community standards, it will place these groups under probation, which will require administrators or moderators to

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