Young scientist s named TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year for technology that leads social change

TIME Magazine has announced its first-ever Kid of the Year – 15-year-old scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao. 

Roa’s love for science began at the age of 10 when she discovered carbon nanotube sensor technology, which uses molecules to detect chemicals in water, and her passion grew from there.

Prior to being named Kid of the Year, Roa was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for developing a mobile device in 2017 to test for lead in drinking water – an innovation she made to address the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Her most recent project is an app called Kindly that uses artificial intelligence to detect cyberbullying online at an early stage.

Roa was selected from a group of more than 5,000 nominees, but judges were astonished by her use of technology to combat a number of social issues ranging from contaminated water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying.

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GGBA Member Spotlight: Karla Campbell of 4 Directions Consulting & Coaching – San Francisco Bay Times

Karla Campbell, Founder of 4 Directions Consulting and Coaching LLC, helps leaders create a new definition of leadership for themselves and their organizations. That definition accounts for the emerging challenges that arise from a workforce containing new technology, low employee engagement, and multiple generations working together. Leaders become lost because current leadership models do not account for these complicated times—made all the more challenging due to the pandemic. Here, Campbell shares more about her work and offers valuable advice to those thinking of starting a business of their own.

GGBA: What inspired you to create your business?

Karla Campbell: I created 4 Directions Consulting and Coaching to provide the tools, support, and guidance existing and emerging leaders need to demonstrate their best every day while facing an ever-changing workforce landscape.

I believe that one, “the answers are always in the room,” and two, “the magic is in the mess.” The

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Future of jobs: ‘the defining challenge of our times’ – Newspaper

The future of jobs is emerging as an inescapable, persisting issue in national and international discourse in a transforming world, triggered by the induction of latest technologies, spurred by the covid-19-related crisis, and preceded by a fragile recovery from the global recession.

A discourse on a report on the ‘Future of Jobs ’ that includes a chapter on Pakistan for the first time, prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF), was organised on November 19 in Karachi.

It was attended by top corporate executives and the special advisor on human resource development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.

Two days earlier an extraordinary comprehensive study on ‘The Work of the Future: Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines’ was released to the US news media by a distinguished group of researchers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The report included field studies, market analysis and policy suggestions for changes in skills

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Here’s How Technology Saved Formula One Racing Driver Romain Grosjean’s Life 4 Times Inside 28 Seconds

Formula One has seen some incredible tragedies over the years, with the most famous of recent years, the awful death of Ayrton Senna, having a deep impact on the sport’s safety standards. This legacy saved the life of Romain Grosjean today multiple times today in the most phenomenal, terrifying and, to be frank, miraculous accident that I have ever seen unfold at an F1 race track.

On the first lap of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, mid field runner Romain Grosjean steered sharply across the track at almost 150 miles per hour to avoid cars decelerating in front of him and clipped the

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New Canberra sensor technology for care at home | The Canberra Times

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New technology coming to Canberra could soon keep the elderly and those with a disability living in their own homes for longer and out of aged care. Technology for Ageing and Disability ACT has recently signed a deal to become the first providers of InteliCare sensors to homes in Canberra. The sensors are able to be attached to walls and doorways as well as household appliances such as fridges and kettles, before establishing patterns of routines at home. Family and carers will then be able to receive alerts on their smartphone if there is a lack of movement or an unusual change in routine. Executive director of TADACT Trudy Taylor said the sensors would allow for the elderly or those with a disability to live independently, while also providing information to carers. “Its a non-invasive way to help

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Book launch: Nitin Rakesh and Professor Jerry Wind to Release their First Book – Transformation in Times of Crisis

Featuring Eight Principles for Creating Opportunities and Value in the Post-Pandemic World

LONDON, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nitin Rakesh, CEO of Mphasis and distinguished leader in the IT services industry, and Jerry Wind, the Lauder Professor Emeritus and Professor of Marketing, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, have joined forces to co-author Transformation in Times of Crisis  Eight Principles for Creating Opportunities and Value in the Post-Pandemic World. Emphasizing key Management and Leadership Practices, the book will launch globally on 3 December 2020.

COVID-19, and the economic crisis and social unrest that it precipitated, has changed the world. Even before the pandemic, exponential advances in science and technology, empowered and skeptical consumers, and other forces of change, were disrupting every industry. The current landscape has accelerated these forces of change and their impact. If companies and their leaders don’t equip

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Lexon’s Oblio Named as One of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions Of 2020

The best-selling 2-in-1 charging solution with UV-C sanitizer receives recognition for making the world better

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 25, 2020–

20 years after making the cover of TIME with their flagship Tykho radio, French design brand Lexon is back on the prestigious publication to reiterate its mission to continuously create disruptive, useful and affordable design objects that improve our daily lives.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201125005877/en/

Oblio (Photo: Business Wire)

Oblio (Photo: Business Wire)

More than just highlighting the groundbreaking French invention, TIME award confirms Oblio‘s position as a must-have innovation for today’s world, as it has been crafted in-house primarily as a sleek UV-C sanitizer to prevent the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria that are found on our smartphones, using its built-in UV-C LED technology located on its front interior. UV-C LEDs destroy and eradicate the DNA of microorganisms found in viruses, bacteria, mold, and germs.

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‘Superbolts’ are real, and they flash up to 1,000 times brighter than regular lightning

Superbolts — flashes of lightning that are up to 1,000 times brighter than average — really do exist, two new studies confirm.



a sunset over some water: So-called superbolts are at least 100 times brighter than ordinary lighting, but can be more than 1,000 times brighter.


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So-called superbolts are at least 100 times brighter than ordinary lighting, but can be more than 1,000 times brighter.

A landmark study coined the term in the 1970s, but in the intervening years, experts questioned if superbolts are genuinely brighter than most other lightning, or if they simply appear brighter depending on the angle of the satellite observation.

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Recently, after evaluating years of data, scientists confirmed these ultrabright bolts can produce at least 100 gigawatts of power (to put that into perspective, the power produced by all the solar panels and wind turbines in the United States in 2018 was about 163 gigawatts, according to the U.S. Department of Energy).

The researchers also discovered that much like comic-book superheroes, superbolts have

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Right-Wing App Parler Has Been Downloaded More Than 4 Million Times Since the Election

After the 2020 presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, downloads for the conservative-leaning social media app, Parler, have skyrocketed. According to Quartz, Parler has been downloaded four million times since November 3. It is also the second-most popular news app in the iOS App Store, right behind Twitter.

Parler has been a popular space for conservatives to post since 2018, since many prominent figures have long alleged that social media platforms try to censor their posts. However, in the wake of the divisive 2020 election, the number of downloads and users has surged. Other conservative-leaning apps, such as Rumble and MeWe, have also experienced exponential growth since Election Day.

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U.S. President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable at the State Dining Room of the White House June 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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When Twitter began to label Trump’s post-election tweets as

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PS5 Launch Week Sales In Japan Were Five Times Higher Than Xbox Series X/S

The PlayStation 5 has sold 118,085 units in its first four days in Japan, beating the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, which sold a combined total of 20,534 units during the first six days they went on sale in that territory. As reported by Famitsu, sales of the PS5 heavily favored the more traditional console model that includes a disc drive and costs more than the PS5 Digital Edition.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the best-selling PS5 game in Japan so far, moving 18,640 copies and narrowly beating Demon’s Souls. The latter, developed by Bluepoint Games, wasn’t far behind Insomniac’s latest effort and sold 18,607 units in the same four-day period.

Sony’s next-gen start may be impressive but constrained supply and a global pandemic likely meant that it couldn’t boast the same numbers that the PlayStation 4 enjoyed when it first launched in Japan, where that console

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