Aging also results in things we don't like, such as the formation of wrinkles or sagging skin.The scientists managed to create a reactive polymer blend composition with a tensile modulus of 0.48 MPa, a fracture strain of 826 percent, an adhesive strength of 78 N/mm, and the appropriate elasticity.This level of improvement had only been achieved previously through an invasive surgical procedure called a "blepharoplasty" .Both blinded and trained graders found significant improvements in skin quality after one hour and four hours of wear.Those treated with the placebo also exhibited some modest improvements compared to the baseline, likely due to hydration caused by the polymer layer and potentially optical changes caused by the light-scattering particles.The synthetic material showed a remarkable adherence to the underlying skin and remained intact following activities such as running and swimming.
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Last week, the nation of Portugal achieved something remarkable.For 107 hours—about four days—the country ran on nothing but wind, solar and hydro power.The weather helped: sunny, breezy days optimised energy-collection and mild temperatures didn t strain the grid with excessive heating or cooling needs.Perhaps more inspiring than the achievement itself is how much Portugal s energy portfolio has changed from just a few years ago, thanks to major investments, according to The Guardian:As recently as 2013, Portugal generated half its electricity from combustible fuels, with 27% coming from nuclear, 13% from hydro, 7.5% from wind and 3% from solar, according to Eurostat figures.How soon until the UK can celebrate a proper zero-emission day?Featured image: AP Photo/Armando Franca
This VR headset from HooToo averages 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 280 customers read reviews .With a regular list price of $89.99, the 78% discount puts it at just $19.99.Load a film onto your phone, and then slide it into the headset to begin watching.Once strapped in, you can adjust the focal and pupil settings to get the perfect 3D image and protect against eye strain.The headset has been designed to maximize comfort by having a soft sponge casing around your eyes to lighten pressure on your face.Compatible with apps from the Apple App and Google Play Stores.
This VR headset from HooToo averages 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 280 customers read reviews .With a regular list price of $89.99, the 78% discount puts it at just $19.99.Load a film onto your phone, and then slide it into the headset to begin watching.Once strapped in, you can adjust the focal and pupil settings to get the perfect 3D image and protect against eye strain.The headset has been designed to maximize comfort by having a soft sponge casing around your eyes to lighten pressure on your face.Compatible with apps from the Apple App and Google Play Stores.
Last week, the nation of Portugal achieved something remarkable.For 107 hours—about four days—the country ran on nothing but wind, solar and hydro power.The weather helped: sunny, breezy days optimized energy-collection and mild temperatures didn t strain the grid with excessive heating or cooling needs.Of course, this figure only nods to utilities—it doesn t include the gas-powered vehicles on streets.Perhaps more inspiring than the achievement itself is how much Portugal s energy portfolio has changed from just a few years ago, thanks to major investments, according to The Guardian:As recently as 2013, Portugal generated half its electricity from combustible fuels, with 27% coming from nuclear, 13% from hydro, 7.5% from wind and 3% from solar, according to Eurostat figures.How soon until the US can celebrate a zero-emission day?
If you find yourself in need of some savory broth, but don t have any on hand, grab a tomato.Then make this quick, umami-packed liquid for use in curries, soups, or any other recipe that calls for broth.To make a light, bright broth, replace the amount of broth the recipe calls for with half the amount of water and half diced tomatoes.Dried tomatoes also make a great base for broth.Just throw a handful of them into some water, bring to a boil, and let steep for half an hour.You can strain them out and use the soaking water as you would any broth, or blend them in for richer flavor.
Last week, the nation of Portugal achieved something remarkable.For 107 hours—about four days—the country ran on nothing but wind, solar and hydro power.The weather helped: sunny, breezy days optimised energy-collection and mild temperatures didn t strain the grid with excessive heating or cooling needs.Perhaps more inspiring than the achievement itself is how much Portugal s energy portfolio has changed from just a few years ago, thanks to major investments, according to The Guardian:As recently as 2013, Portugal generated half its electricity from combustible fuels, with 27% coming from nuclear, 13% from hydro, 7.5% from wind and 3% from solar, according to Eurostat figures.How soon until the UK can celebrate a proper zero-emission day?Featured image: AP Photo/Armando Franca
Last week, the nation of Portugal achieved something remarkable.For 107 hours—about four days—the country ran on nothing but wind, solar and hydro power.The weather helped: sunny, breezy days optimised energy-collection and mild temperatures didn t strain the grid with excessive heating or cooling needs.Perhaps more inspiring than the achievement itself is how much Portugal s energy portfolio has changed from just a few years ago, thanks to major investments, according to The Guardian:As recently as 2013, Portugal generated half its electricity from combustible fuels, with 27% coming from nuclear, 13% from hydro, 7.5% from wind and 3% from solar, according to Eurostat figures.How soon until the UK can celebrate a proper zero-emission day?Featured image: AP Photo/Armando Franca
Ransomware is used by cybercriminals to encrypt sensitive computer files to extort victimsThe developers of the notorious TeslaCrypt ransomware have claimed to be shutting down their operation – not only releasing a master decryption key but even apologising for causing years of mayhem.According to Lawrence Abrams, from Bleeping Computer, security experts noticed a decline in use of TeslaCrypt in recent weeks – with ransomware distributors instead moving to a strain called CryptXXX.Additionally, by spreading via email phishing campaigns and malicious adware, it could also infect Word, PDF and JPEG files before holding their contents to ransom.Additionally, both ESET and a long-time ransomware fighter called BloodyDolly have announced fresh fixes that will allow infected users to unlock encrypted files, documents and pictures.It remains unclear if the former TeslaCrypt engineers have abandoned the extortion business altogether or simply moved on to another strain of malicious software.This is particularly true when messages are received from unknown sources or otherwise look suspicious."
The tutorial video provides a step-by-step guide on how to hack a given targetA pseudonymous hacker who claimed responsibility for the Hacking Team and Gamma Group breaches, has released a tutorial video showcasing various hacking techniques, which targeted Spain's Catalan Sindicat De Mossos d'Esquadra police union.The hacker, going by the name Phineas Fisher aka Hack Back, Gamma GroupPR hacked into the Sindicat De Mossos d'Esquadra SME website and proceeded to dump all the data, including names, bank details and additional personal details of the police officers, online.The hacker also claimed to have temporarily vandalised the SME's Twitter account.The roughly 40-minute-long video displays Fisher using the popular Kali Linux operating system, which comes bundled with various penetration testing features.He provides viewers with a step-by-step guided process on how to go about determining whether a website is vulnerable to a particular strain of an SQL injection and then proceeds to attack the website and download the data accessed.Fisher also highlights the date of the hack in the video, remarking, "so it's likely the majority of Mossos were literally out on the streets at that moment harassing protestors out for Global Debout and the anniversary of 15M", the Motherboard reported.
Just consider what kind of impact you think this might have on your 15-year old self?But I also noticed that the young people who were able to come and see me were already using their digital devices in unstructured ways to curate memories of their loved ones who were dying.I always remember one young person flicking through on his badly cracked screen pictures of him and his friends drinking in the park, pictures of him kissing a girl, until he eventually got to the pictures he really wanted to show me, of him in hospital with his dying but smiling mum.I teamed up with Ben Page, a software developer in the financial industry who was looking for a way to use his technical abilities to have a genuine social impact.And in lower socio-economic areas, children are statistically less likely to engage in traditional counselling.On top of this strain on resources, taboos around death and dying leave many children without honest, appropriate conversations.
How well do your tools, skills and processes stack up?Study More businesses than ever depend on IT systems to keep things rolling, deliver services to customers and keep the cash flowing in.But the desire to add ever faster responsiveness to business needs is placing a strain on IT – legacy internal platforms, systems running virtual machines, never mind "cloud" based solutions and everything else that's in today s IT kitbag.So how well do you monitor these resources, and do you have the tools and information you need to plan your resource usage effectively?Help us get to the crux of the matter by getting stuck into our survey here.We'll get the results back to you once we have calculated the processing, network and storage requirements we need to make it happen.
A new complex and dangerous ransomware strain has been detected.A Malwarebytes researcher known as "Hasherezade" says the "DMA Locker" ransomware is already being slung by the popular Neutrino exploit kit.DMA Locker encrypts local drives and unmapped network shares, with some undefined blacklisted paths possibly related to system stability.The tool was once restricted to hacked remote desktops, but has become a major player following important upgrades.Payment of ransoms is through a dedicated panel and does not require human interaction.Hasherezade spotted version one of DMA Locker in January which along with the second version released a month later could be subverted and all files decrypted.
After all, it's hardly a new concept.Perhaps he's trapped in mid-management between an executive setting his budget and end-users grumbling about the products he buys.In ITSMA's view, ABM helps marketing and sales teams work together to build relationships with the key players in accounts which generate the most revenue.Obviously, B2B marketers have long understood the importance of accounts, but have had to rely on outmoded tools to engage with them: spreadsheets, telephone conversations, random meetings at events, and email chains which may or may not be shared with the sales team .Increasingly, however, marketing automation platforms have honed and launched ABM offerings, to take the pain and strain out of managing relationships with multiple accounts, and increase opportunities for personalization.That assumes, of course, that ABM can be embedded in a marketing automation solution—indeed, Bobowski thinks MA is ABM's natural home.
What would you think if a coworker or employee showed up to work in loose ripped jeans, scuzzy sneakers, the same shirt she wore yesterday, frizzy hair, dirty unpolished nails, and a band-aid hanging off her arm from a recent tetanus shot?Friedman quotes Susan Scafidi, founder of the Fashion Law Institute, who notes that as our work lives and lives-lives become increasingly intertwined, there s naturally far less interest in a wardrobe that arbitrarily separates the two: There s a strain of thought that says an employee represents a company, and thus dress is not about personal expression, but company expression, Professor Scafidi said.But there s a counter argument that believes because we identify so much with our careers, we should be able to be ourselves at work.Friedman also cites recent uproars over various sharply gendered dress codes—the heel requirement at British temp agency Portico, and, allegedly, at Cannes; the weather forecaster who was recently handed a sweater to cover her dress she later said it was a joke ; Kansas State Senator Mitch Holmes public apology for releasing guidelines that deemed low necklines and miniskirts inappropriate but had no equivalent restrictions for male dress—as well as new guidelines from the New York City Commission on Human Rights prohibiting enforcing dress codes based on sex or gender, to make the argument that as the lines of gender increasingly blur, the concept of what clothes are appropriate does as well.I started an editorial assistant job at Glamour Magazine in fussy outfits and statement necklaces and high heels that sprained my ankle twice; two years later, my Birkenstocks and jeans heavily signaled a swiftly loosening commitment to the world of women s magazines, and to the idea that a woman should stand on her tippy toes to be taken seriously.Has that idea shifted dramatically depending on your job, or even as you become more comfortable in or less serious about one particular job?
Through partnerships with university student unions, the Aiwip allows students to print anything for free, by including ads from their sponsors at the bottom of the page.When I first heard this I was skeptical, purely because the word "free" usually comes with some kind of hidden onslaught of T's which mean you'll get charged in 12 months time when you've happily forgotten you signed up.The app is a seemingly simple idea: you can print any document using your mobile phone.They are aware of this issue and seem to be working hard to encourage universities them to help students by accepting work from Aiwip.From the response they've received so far, it seems likely to become a permanent solution to this additional student cost.It's certainly true that living the life of a student can be a pretty laid-back lifestyle, often taken for granted until you start a 9-5 job and become a normal human being.
EE and before that Orange has been an official partner of the festival for the past few years, building networks that can cope with the additional 135,000 people that descend upon rural Somerset each year Glastonbury is held.Planning for the network started nine months ago and mast construction starts four weeks before the bands start playing.EE Glastonbury 4GEE 4G Glastonbury 2Previous temporary networks have used 20MHz of 1800MHz spectrum, but this year, an additional 35MHz of high capacity 2.6GHz airwaves will also be deployed.Each year social media feeds all over the world are flooded with images and videos of Glastonbury Festival so, in anticipation of the huge demand we expect to see at Worthy Farm this June, we ve tripled our 4G capacity thanks to a number of new innovative network technologies.EE has also co-developed the official Glastonbury application, will offer a phone charging service, and provide 4G-powered Wi-Fi.Temporary networks are essential for major events that result in strain on local networks, meaning that visitors and residents of the area suffer a noticeable decrease in service quality.
Image: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionEarlier this month, a frightening report warned of an antibiotic-resistant superbug which might kill as many as 10 million people worldwide by 2050.According to a study published today by the American Society for Microbiology, a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman had a strain of E. coli that did not respond to the antibiotic colistin, which is a powerful drug-of-last-resort for treating particularly stubborn infections.The CDC is investigating the source of the superbug.There are alternatives to antibiotics, like strains of predatory bacteria that are currently being tested by DARPA, or, surprisingly, more powerful superbugs.But it s widely agreed among experts that the antibiotic apocalypse is impending.It basically shows us that the end of the road isn t very far away for antibiotics — that we may be in a situation where we have patients in our intensive-care units, or patients getting urinary tract infections for which we do not have antibiotics, CDC Director Tom Frieden told the Washington Post.
The bacteria, discovered last month in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman with a urinary tract infection, contains a gene known as mcr-1, making it resistant even to colistin, a decades-old antibiotic that has increasingly been used as a treatment of last resort against dangerous superbugs.The fear is that this could spread to other bacteria and create the bacterium that would be resistant to everything, Dr. Beth Bell, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, told ABC News.The more we look at drug resistance, the more concerned we are, Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC director, said Thursday.This particular colistin-resistant strain, for instance, was first discovered in people and livestock in China in November 2015.The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday it had detected the bacteria in a single sample of a domestic pig s intestine.When it comes to spreading resistant bacteria, food-producing animals are of particular concern, the CDC says.
Her doctor would have never prescribed that last-resort antibiotic for a routine urinary tract infection—it can cause serious kidney damage.But her doctor did take a urine sample, which ended up at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where researchers had recently started testing for colistin resistance.It first emerged last year when Chinese researchers found it in samples from hospital patients and raw pork.The Food and Drug Administration issued a guidance last year for farms to phase out medically important antibiotics, though only voluntarily.There s no organized infrastructure to get a good handle about resistance rates across communities, says Kalpana Gupta, an infectious disease specialist at Boston University.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now following up with the woman in Philadelphia to find out she ended up with that colistin-strain of E. coli, which has never been found in the US before.
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