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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
How webcam travel is giving tourism a lifeline during the pandemic

How webcam travel is giving tourism a lifeline during the pandemic

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During the first UK lockdown, I received an email from my son’s primary school with a list of webcams we might enjoy having a look at. We particularly enjoyed watching and identifying the animals at a particular African watering hole that we could watch, live, online. I continued exploring this world of live-streamed place-based webcams,…
Recap: Who’s responsible if a self-driving car has an accident?

Recap: Who’s responsible if a self-driving car has an accident?

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With self-driving cars gaining traction in today’s automobile landscape, the issue of legal liability in the case of an accident has become more relevant. Research in human-vehicle interaction has shown time and again that even systems designed to automate driving — like adaptive cruise control, which maintains the vehicle at a certain speed and distance…
Nobody knows why there’s ghostly blobs in the sky — astronomers are excited

Nobody knows why there’s ghostly blobs in the sky — astronomers...

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In September 2019, my colleague Anna Kapinska gave a presentation showing interesting objects she’d found while browsing our new radio astronomical data. She had started noticing very weird shapes she couldn’t fit easily to any known type of object. Among them, labeled by Anna as WTF?, was a picture of a ghostly circle of radio…
COVID-19 antibodies may fade faster in men than women

COVID-19 antibodies may fade faster in men than women

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In the global effort to overcome COVID-19, much scientific and medical attention has focused on the ability of our immune system to generate antibodies. Antibodies are one of our body’s main weapons against viruses, created to recognize specific proteins on a virus’s surface and initiate processes that ultimately neutralize and remove the virus. We know that…
Bored of your galaxy? Here’s a virtual tour of a million others

Bored of your galaxy? Here’s a virtual tour of a million...

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Astronomers have mapped about a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way, in the most detailed survey of the southern sky ever carried out using radio waves. The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey (or RACS) has placed the CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder radio telescope (ASKAP) firmly on the international astronomy map. While past surveys have…
Neutrinos from our Sun hold the secrets to nuclear fusion

Neutrinos from our Sun hold the secrets to nuclear fusion

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Most people realize our Sun is producing light and heat from the fusion of hydrogen into helium. However, the process of merging together hydrogen nuclei into helium is not as straightforward as it might seem. Typically, there are two processes by which smaller stars create fusion. The first of these, the proton-proton (pp) reaction is…
UK supermarkets roll-out further robo-delivery trials

UK supermarkets roll-out further robo-delivery trials

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This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. UK supermarket Co-op has expanded its use of…
The COVID-19 vaccine is on its way — but don’t ditch your mask just yet

The COVID-19 vaccine is on its way — but don’t ditch...

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The UK has become the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for widespread use. The government has ordered 40 million doses and the first batch of 800,000 doses is expected to be shipped from Belgium – where the vaccine is being made – in the next couple of days. It will be enough to…
A foolproof guide to image manipulation in Python with OpenCV

A foolproof guide to image manipulation in Python with OpenCV

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Whether you want to build a complex deep learning model for a self-driving car, a live face recognition program, or making your image processing software for your graduate project, you will have to learn OpenCV along the way. OpenCV is a huge image and video processing library designed to work with many languages such as…
Boston’s Mayor has big plans for EVs in the city

Boston’s Mayor has big plans for EVs in the city

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This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has announced a Zero-Emission Vehicle…

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