May 12, 2021
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first_imgImagine spraying the nape of your neck with a skinlike substance that keeps you cool as you jog in the August heat. Imagine generating electric power with every step you take. Imagine stopping along the way to pick a container of refreshing water from a tree.This is the kind of future that the students of “Engineering Sciences 20: How to Create Things and Have Them Matter” (ES20) are working to create. Sixteen students are enrolled in the annual spring course, offered by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). In teams of three to five, they have imagined products designed to change the world. Each team presented its project at Oberon on Monday.Class co-instructor David Edwards opened the presentations before about four dozen students and friends, saying that after an intense week it seemed fitting to start by talking of dreams of what could be.Edwards also provided a peek at plans for the Lab Cambridge, part of the Idea Translation Laboratory, which is scheduled to open in 2014. The lab will be a permanent home for educational programs such as ES20, for cultural work, and for commercial enterprise exhibitions. The Idea Translation Laboratory is an international educational model spanning from Paris (at Le Laboratoire) to Singapore, Saudi Arabia to Minnesota, Cape Town to Cambridge.David Edwards (from left) chats with Team Canary Paint’s Eric Lu ’14 and Melissa Niu ’13.Edwards kept his remarks short, giving time to four teams introducing their projects. Amanda Lu ’13, Ana Sofia Guerra Rodriguez ’15, Suvai Gunasekaran ’13, and Sharon Stovezky ’15 were the first presenters, as Team Smart Skin. The product, they explained, would be a breathable, elastic, spray-on that reacts with both the body and the environment. It would keep you cool during exercise, could be worn like a garment, and could be disposed of in a day or two.Smart Skin, like all the ES20 projects, would have a humanitarian purpose: Used for disease control, they said as an image of a mosquito flashed on the screen, Smart Skin might eventually save lives. The students plan to file for a provisional patent for Smart Skin at the end of August.Team Energy Click presented next. Ashley Mendelsohn ’14, Juliana Cherston ’13, Maurine Nkatha Gitonga ’15, and Anna Ondaatje ’13 developed The Click, a device that slides into special shoes and stores the energy generated as you walk or run. Removing The Click from your shoe and plugging it into an outlet that stores the electricity could power a lamp or an appliance.Anna Ondaatje ’13 explains The Click.Twenty percent of the world lives with out electricity, they said, but The Click could help change that. A class of students could “click” together to help provide power for their school. The Click also could work with anything that moves, from bicycles to door hinges, to generate and store electricity. The device is easily rechargeable, using piezoelectricity. Once the team proves it works, its members look forward to translating the concept to the field. They will experiment with that this summer in Windhoek, Namibia.Next, Team CoCoCup heralded their plan to genetically modify the coconut into a bottle shape that could be picked from a tree, and grown anywhere in the world, with different liquids inside. Danni Xie ’13, Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario ’13, and Yacoub Kureh ’13 are looking forward to “a redesigned specialty product without plastic. We will grow beverage bottles on trees.” Even “water will be grown.”Team Canary Paint’s Mengqi (Melissa) Niu ’13, Sam Peinado ’15, Sarah Gondela ’13, Stacy Morton ’13, and Eric Lu ’14 hope to develop a “library of Canary Paint” that changes color when it detects hazards.Inspired by the 350 million people in the world with food allergies, the high number of deaths from disease spread in hospital environments, and the threat of cholera, Canary Paint would be a safe and affordable smart-spray, usable on everything from food to hospital curtains, from billboards to well faucets, that would change color to indicate the presence of allergens, poisonous gas, airborne contagions, pollution, and water-borne disease.All of the teams are looking forward to going to both Le Laboratoire in Paris and Cape Town, South Africa, on fellowships this summer to further cultivate their projects.A catered reception followed the presentations, and the group had a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. to honor the victims of the marathon bombing.“Engineering Sciences 20: How to Create Things and Have Them Matter” is funded by the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and the Experiment Fund, and is supported by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and ArtScience Labs.last_img read more

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first_img“Am I likely to read this data?”Yes – Then choose the normal servicesNo – You can reduce your storage costs with the Infrequent Access services Fortunately, the Virtustream Storage Cloud is flexible, so your choices need not be perfect.For enterprise developers looking to leverage the Virtustream Storage Cloud, the service follows the common S3 APIs. It is compatible with most open source libraries that facilitate using cloud storage. This service also works with open source tools such as Cyber Duck for browsing and manually controlling object content.Customers trust their data, their most precious asset, to EMC and its storage products. Now they can seamlessly extend that trust into the Virtustream Storage Cloud. With a Virtustream connected product, EMC customers receive a unified support experience and avoid three-party calls as EMC and Virtustream collaborate behind the scenes to resolve any cloud storage challenges. At EMC World, Virtustream announced Virtustream Storage Cloud, a hyper scale object storage platform.  While this offering may be new, the cloud itself has grown organically over the past four years.  What started as a small proof-of-concept has blossomed into an enterprise-class object storage service boasting 1.78 Exabyte total capacity, supporting a Terabit per second of network ingest globally, and containing 130 billion objects.Our announcement includes EMC storage products enabled to support Virtustream Storage Cloud, such as EMC VMAX, XtremIO, UNITY, Isilon, and Data Domain, as well as the EMC Data Protection Suite. EMC customers have a choice of a variety of cloud storage providers. With Virtustream Storage Cloud, our mutual customers receive a seamless, single-source EMC billing and support experience. Customers can extend their infrastructure investments into the cloud for longer life and greater agility.On May 10, Virtustream Storage Cloud will be available in the US and in Europe, though clients may connect from anywhere in the world. There are four primary offerings: Standard, Standard Infrequently Accessed, Premium, and Premium Infrequently Accessed. The Standard services offer local storage protection with high durability, but for more critical data or workloads, the Premium service provides an unparalleled 13 9s durability and can withstand the loss of an entire data center, whether temporarily or permanently.  Customers may also choose Infrequent Access for archive data workloads to save on monthly data storage costs.When customers select a Virtustream Storage Cloud offering, they should consider these general recommendations in conjunction with the advice of their experts. Traditional storage array extensions into the cloud, as from VMAX, XtremIO, and UNITY, should generally be paired with the Premium (normal) service. Data Protection Suite related data represents a strong candidate to benefit from the lower cost of the Infrequent Access storage services. Analytics workloads from Isilon would be effective on any of the services. When considering this choice, I recommend asking two questions:“Do I consider this my only copy of the data?”Yes – Then choose the Premium service with its extreme level of data protectionNo – The standard offering is probably sufficientlast_img read more

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first_imgFirst introduced in 1810, tin cans were a great innovation for food storage but did you know it took 48 years to develop the can opener? Up until then, the consumer had to resort to chisels, hammers and knives to open the can. Of course, today, we don’t even need a can opener – we simply use the ring-pull mechanism and the job is done in seconds.The story shows that innovation – no matter how great – will never be broadly adopted if things are too complicated. In my experience, the best ideas are always simple, easy to execute and designed with the customer in mind.KISSing the IoTTake the Internet of Things. Our research shows that companies understand the benefit of the IoT and are keen to develop new business models and revenue streams. However, despite increased levels of adoption and investment, a high number of projects still fail because of too many partners and too much complexity. The problem is that up until this point, there has been no one-stop-shop solution with a single vendor offering the full package.That’s why I’m so excited about our partnership with Software AG and the launch of Cumulocity IoT Edge. Remember the marketing tag line, Keep it Simple, Stupid?  Well, get ready to apply KISS to the Internet of Things!Think minutes not weeks and monthsDo you agree that connecting devices should take no more than two minutes? Want to create a real-time, interactive dashboard?  If you think like me, you’ll want things done and dusted quickly and efficiently. The same applies if you’re creating and validating common analytics rules.Integrating applications to create an end-to-end solution should be a breeze and sorted in less than three minutes. The bottom line is that you need a model where setting up IoT is as easy getting a coffee to go.An integrated out-of-the-box solutionThe good news is that you can now do all this with Cumulocity IoT Edge, a joint plug-and-play solution from Dell EMC OEM and Software AG. Available through our channel partners, the solution comes in three sizes – small, medium and large.You get high quality, customisable hardware from a tier one vendor with the IoT software fully loaded, tested and licensed at the factory. We offer defined, cost-effective packages (hardware, software, support and services (three to five years).Flexible, powerful and quickPlaced at the edge of a network with connectivity to local IoT devices, the appliance prepares, filters and aggregates data before sending it onto enterprise applications or the cloud for further processing. The software layer is flexible, can run on top of other software and enterprise applications and be used in literally any environment. In fact, it includes time-saving, industry-specific software solution modules, for example, for mechanical engineering, manufacturing and/or logistics.Customers can connect any number of different end devices and sensors in just a few minutes. With features like integrated streaming analytics, preconfigured smart rules and field bus connectivity, it helps to create complex IoT solutions quickly and smoothly.Just like Star Wars’ C-3P0What’s so unique about the solution? If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll be familiar with C-3PO, a humanoid robot character who is fluent in over six million forms of communication and designed  to assist in etiquette, customs, and translation. That description paints a great picture of what Software AG does!Picture a software layer that can translate the various language protocols spoken by the different sensors. All the data from the various sensors is collected by our IoT Edge Gateways. Once harmonised, the data can be streamed, visualised and analysed in real-time at the Edge before being exported to Big Data for further back-end analytics.Designed to grow with your businessThis powerful, plug-and-play solution is fully scalable with customers expanding as required by simply adding another module. You get hands-on support from our channel partners, who understand the ins and outs of your business, all backed up by the reassurance of our global supply chain and award-winning support model.Dell EMC OEM is the first major vendor to offer a complete out-of-box IoT experience. I believe that this innovation will revolutionise the market and make it easy for you to apply IoT to your business.What has been your experience of IoT and digital transformation to date?  What’s your reaction to this announcement? I would love to hear your comments and questions.To learn more about Dell EMC OEM Solutions, visit: www.dellemc.com/oemTo learn more about Software AG, visit: www.softwareag.comLearn more about getting to ROI faster with your IoT strategy: https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/learn/internet-of-things-solutionsKeep in touch. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/DermotAtDell and @DellEMCOEM, and join our LinkedIn OEM & Iot Solutions Showcase page here.last_img read more

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first_imgAbout one year ago, brothers Chris and Will Salvi and brothers Matt and Jack Berg began working on their athletic development website, liftedathletics.com. The website was designed to give athletes advice on nutrition, workouts and overall health and fitness. Chris Salvi and Matt Berg are both in their junior year at Notre Dame. Will Salvi, who also attends Notre Dame, and Jack Berg, who attends University of Illinois, are sophomores. All of the boys are from a suburb of Chicago and have been friends since their youth. In high school, the boys were heavily involved in sports and worked out at the same gym. They picked up many tips throughout the years and wanted to share this advice with others. “We’re both into health and fitness and we wanted to put that information out there for people to find and not have to search around a bunch of sites,” Chris said about himself and Matt. In the nutrition section, the website contains information such as what foods do certain things for your body and recommended foods and supplements for before and after working out. “Say you’re an athlete and you want to know what protein to buy, we have a section that recommends protein,” Matt said. “We can tell you what not to waste your money on.”  The site contains a weight lifting guide, which has videos and picture descriptions that shows how to properly lift and exercise, as well as specific workouts for different parts of the body. Matt Berg, who played football as a freshman for another college, and Chris Salvi, who plays for Notre Dame, said although some of the workout guide they found through research, most comes from their personal experience. “A lot of things from football we implement into helpful things for the site,” Chris Salvi said. “And I definitely use a lot of information from it. If I feel it should be put on then I find it beneficial also.” Although their main personal experiences have involved the game of football, lifeandathletics.com also has sections dedicated to other sports such as baseball and basketball. “We get a lot of information from other athletes as well,” Matt Berg said. “We’ll talk to track runners, baseball players, and we’ll see what works for them.” Another major part of the site is supplement distribution. The boys are associates for network marketing companies and sell products such as multivitamins, optimizers and meal replacements. One company, Asea, has a brand new product that is supposed to help a person’s immune system to function on all cylinders, helps with recovery, and lowers the heart rate. “We’re looking to increase our distribution of supplements,” Chris Salvi said. “We have a good flow right now of giving out and selling to people.” Although there is already a wealth of information on the site, it is still developing, Chris Salvi said. “It’s a work in progress,” Chris Salvi said about lifeandathletics.com. “It’s constantly being updated, we work on it pretty much every day.” Matt Berg said the boys have mainly used the Internet for exposure so far but the response they have received has been positive. “We’ve only had an increase in hits,” Chris Salvi said. “There’s been a constant growth every month since we started.” That growth comes in part from non-athletes, Matt Berg said. He believe the website has a wide range of fitness and nutritional information that can be used by anyone. “Basically, anyone who’s into fitness,” Matt Berg said, “you should come here.”last_img read more

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first_imgIn recent years, however, they’ve expanded their variety selection to meet the demandsof retail customers. On a given day, it’s not unusual to find 10 or more varieties in anorth Georgia apple grower’s retail market. Fall in Georgia is a really special season. It’s a return to school routines for the kids,football games, the Braves and maybe even the World Series. For more than half a century, Georgia apple growers concentrated on growing ahandful of varieties they shipped to distant markets. Depending on the market, you may also find sourdough apple bread, fried apple pies,cider, jellies, frozen cider drinks, a restaurant — you name it! Sandwiched between the early- and late-season varieties are many other apples ofsuperb quality. These apples can be used a multitude of ways, from pies to salads tomuffins to fresh eating. And they come in a taste range from sweet to tart. Once you might have found only Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty andArkansas Black. But look at a few of the apple varieties you’ll find today. Not everygrower has all of the apples listed in the chart. But many may have other varieties. Fall is particularly hectic for the apple industry in the north Georgia mountains.Harvest began about the first of August with the picking of Ginger Gold. It willcontinue into November when they finish up with Arkansas Black, Granny Smith andYates. Few fruits or vegetables are better for you than apples. So throw a few in the picnicbox for the football game or in your child’s lunch box. If you’d like to know more about the many uses of Georgia apples and a guide to retailmarkets, drop a note to the Georgia Apple Commission, 328 Agriculture Building,Capital Square, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. They’ll be glad to help you.last_img read more

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first_imgSometimes not saying anything says a great deal. Your body language while at work can communicate a wide range of things in the office and can play a major role in your professional success. So before you make your next move, consider these four tips for bettering your body language and asserting yourself in the workplace.Own your spaceWhen interacting with others present yourself in a manner that demands their attention. Stand with your head high and shoulders back and let your audience know you are sure of yourself. Stake out your territory and demonstrate your confidence by owning the space around you.Maintain eye contactDon’t be a shrinking violet. By maintaining strong eye contact, you are showing your colleague you’re engaged in the conversation and that you expect them to be attentive as well. But it’s important to ensure that as you’re looking them in the eye, you’re not doing it in a way that’s awkward or “creepy.”Keep smilingThere are certain personality traits that others gravitate toward and positivity is one of them. When you interact with someone who’s pleasant and smiling, the experience is far more rewarding. So while engaging with coworkers always put on a happy face, even if the conservation topic isn’t particularly enjoyable.Stop fidgetingJust as standing tall and owning your space convey your confidence as you’re addressing coworkers, so does how you present yourself while others are speaking. Keep calm and hold still. Even if you are nervous, keep steady and actually listen to what they are saying as opposed to simply planning your rebuttal in your head. 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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first_imgStorm Eta kills at least 50 in Guatemala Dozens of people have lost their lives in landslides in Guatemala, following torrential rain and high winds caused by Storm Eta.It first hit Nicaragua as a Category Four hurricane with winds of 140mph (225km/h) before later being downgraded to a tropical storm.- Advertisement – Eta is believed to have killed more than 70 people across the Central American region, the Reuters news agency reports.Read more: – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img

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first_imgThe World Tourism Organization has opened a competition for travelers on the eve of World Tourism Day in connection with the campaign “Travel. Enjoy. Respect”, which was launched as part of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.Information on the possibility of participation is published at this link: http://www.travelenjoyrespect.org/travellerscompetition/ , and invites anyone over the age of 18 who are traveling and would like to share their experiences at www.travelenjoyrespect.org. The purpose of this competition is to raise awareness of the value and contribution of sustainable tourism to development and the desire for travelers and tourists to be catalysts for positive change.The jury will evaluate the submitted contributions, and the criteria are to be creative and original, to stick to the topics, to show content related to sustainable behavior and digital sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or social engagement of participants. The winners will receive prizes in the form of world travel that will be supported by Explore WorldWide and some destinations such as Colombia, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and others.last_img read more

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first_imgSCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. – Top five finishers at 30 designated specials for IMCA Modifieds are recipients of $25 gift certificates from Outer­wears Performance Products.Those certificates are good toward the purchase of a radiator screen from the Schoolcraft, Mich., company, now it is fourth year of IMCA sponsorship.“We at Outerwears are incredibly proud to have opportunities to give back to our racing community! In the past three years working with IMCA, we have met some really awesome people and forged new relationships throughout our industry,” said Nick Schero. “We certainly look forward to working all the racers, teams, families and IMCA again this season as we are excited to continue our 39-year tradition of Improving Everyday Performance.”All Outerwears awards will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are re­ceived; product awards will also be given to qualifying feature winners at both the IMCA Speed­way Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and the Sprint Car Nationals in September.Out­erwears Performance Products manufactures a wide variety of products for the high performance industry and other mar­kets. More information is available at the www.outerwears.com website, by calling 800 967-3450 and on Facebook.“We have enjoyed working with Outerwears for the past three years and continue to field their support in 2018,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They have a great line of products and we encourage our racers to check out what they have to offer.”last_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Brazil have officially announced the scheduling of a friendly match against the Nigeria Super Eagles on October 13 in Singapore. Shortly after the country’s 2-2 draw with Ukraine in Dnipro, German tactician Gernot Rohr made a request they should at least play another African nation to prepare for November’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Benin Republic and Lesotho. “Now it’s time to focus on the Afcon qualifiers. The game against Ukraine has gone and the boys did very well in my opinion. “Next month we have two possible windows and I think it will be good for us to have an African opponent because of the qualifiers in November.” With the Brazil and Nigeria friendly scheduled for October, it is certain the three-time African kings will converge on Asian soil to continue their preparations for the Squirrels. According to a release from the Brazilian Football Confederation, Rohr’s side was picked because they are ranked among the best two teams in Africa and also for their physical football. Three days earlier, coach Tite’s squad will face 2019 Afcon runners-up Senegal at the National Stadium in Singapore. Nigeria lost 3-0 to the South Americans in their last meeting at the National Stadium in Abuja.Tags: Africa Cup of NationsBrazilian Football FederationGernot RohrSuper EaglesTitelast_img read more

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