MIT artist impression of the Cygnus black holeMIT boffins have developed an algorithm to help astrophysicists see the unseen, improving the resolution of black hole images .The problem, as CSAIL explains, is that the long wavelengths received by radiotelescopes are inimical to high resolution.Resolving signals from multiple observatories demands getting rid of noise for example, atmospheric interference , and that's the focus of the CHIRP Continuous High-resolution Image Reproduction using Patch priors , by MIT's Katie Bouman, working with her advisor, professor Bill Freeman.Bouman's work addresses resolving the timing differences between different telescopes – for example, introduced by the different distance through the atmosphere a signal passes.The work also includes a machine learning algorithm that identifies recurring visual patterns, to help automate image acquisition.The paper is based on this December publication at Arxiv, and the boffins have published a dataset for other researchers to train their algorithms.
See tightrope are setting a new world record. The two French tightrope why Danny Meniscus and Nathan Paulin has more than doubled the record for walking on tightrope. At six hundred meters above the ground in the French Alps hitched up the one kilometer long line between two rock ledges. And both managed according to a video on Youtube barefoot balance itself until the entire route and set the new world record 1020 meters, which is 527 meters longer than the previous record from 2015. But the walks took a long time. Nathan Paulin took 1 hour and 15 minutes and Danny Meniscus was faster with its 40 minutes on the slack rope.
The most noticeable differences are the lack of engine noises and the tire-screeching, instant torque that makes it feel faster than it is.Regenerative or "regen" braking helps capture kinetic energy that would generally be lost from braking and charges the battery a little, which results in a different feeling when you let off the accelerator pedal.The Leaf replaced my wife's 2011 Volkswagen VW Routan, which was a thirsty minivan that consumed $150 to $300 in gas a month when fuel was around $4 a gallon.I have nothing against hybrids and quite enjoy driving plug-in hybrid electrics PHEV like the BMW X5 eDrive40e, Volvo XC90 T8 and Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid.However, it doesn't hurt to double check via the PlugShare app to verify the status or any comments other users left during their check-in.But, if it can work out for your commute and driving needs, it's worth considering.
Walmart has been aggressive with its online business lately, committing to invest $900 million in web development over the next two years.It's also partnered with Uber and Lyft to expand its online delivery service, while shortening its free-shipping window to two days, matching Amazon Prime's offering.But it appears these efforts have not materialized into much online growth for Walmart yet, with people spending even less on Walmart's online store on average over the past 6 months — while Amazon saw the average spend grow significantly.According to a new survey by the financial research firm Mizuho, Amazon users spend about $157 a month on average, up from $130 a month in November 2015.Meanwhile, Walmart's average spend dropped from $30 a month to $27 a month, according to the survey.Mizuho noted that a big part of Amazon's growth has to do with mobile, as 67% of the survey respondents picked Amazon as their top mobile shopping sites, up from 61% in November 2015.That's far higher than eBay, which came in at 2nd with a 29% share, or Walmart's 23%.That doesn't mean it's all doom and gloom for Walmart, which is still the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the US.Plus, online shopping accounts for less than 10% of total retail sales, meaning most people still prefer shopping in-store.But at least in online shopping, Amazon continues to be the king, as the latest sales figures show: Walmart's online sales were $13.7 billion in fiscal 2015 versus Amazon's $99.1 billion in online and electronic device sales.Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his
personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.NOW WATCH: An in-wall vacuum makes sweeping so much easierLoading video...
On Tuesday, the company is changing its Discover section so that there's no difference between the publishers in its app, like Mashable or Tastemade, or the live stories that it curates from around the globe.All stories now scroll across the top of a user's story page tiles, complete with a headline and image.The same theme carries over to inside the Discover section, where the new image tiles make it feel more like a Pinterest or Instagram clone than it's looked like in the past.Previously, the only way to distinguish between publications was their logos.Now, it's all about the story itself — the images and headlines combined.Part of the reason is to attract users to publications they've never heard of, but might love anyways.It also helps people follow their favorites.As part of the redesign, people can now "subscribe" to updates from a publication.By subscribing, the publication is added to the bottom of your stories friend feed permanently or at least until you unsubscribe from them .In the past, media have complained that whether they are featured in that rotating carousel of icons at the top of the page impacts whether people read their stories or not.Now with the option of subscribing, people don't have to ever miss a new story from their favorites — while the rest of the stories are amped up.
Despite pressure from copyright piracy must keep the site maintain its reinvention domain name. But not everyone likes the pirate ship new port. The RIAA, a trade association for the American music industry, require that the .org address to be confiscated urgently, reports TorrentFreak. "We think it seems like Pirate Bay clearly criminal, intrusive and abusive nature violates .org's stated aim to" communicate trust, credibility and public interest "and PIR's commitment to" do the right thing, even if it is not popular, "writes the RIAA in the letter. However, the organization has forwarded the letter to Pirate Bay's registrar EasyDNS, who tells TorrentFreak that they will not take down the site at present. - TPB is more than just a domain, it is a movement, and to take down a domain will have zero effect on our inalienable right to share culture with our users, says one of the site administrators to TorrentFreak.
But this is more than just a piece of art for the lobby of Google's New York City office, it's part the announcement for the their newest piece of open-source software, AnyPixel.js.Available now on GitHub, AnyPixel.js is designed to let users create large, interactive display, just like Google's own button installation.A Google Creative Lab blog post explains that they wanted to display something interesting, but also have it be fun and interactive."A giant screen would have been pretty easy, but touching a screen just isn t that much fun.So we went with something a little different: six thousand light-up arcade buttons acting as interactive pixels, controlled through a web page," wrote Richard The.It doesn't have to be buttons, of course, but whatever else can be used to build a big, interactive display, including lightboxes, balloons, or light switches.
GIF A timelapse of BEAM s expansion Image: NASA No need to panic, just because a frail human body—made up of eminently breakable bone, skin, and sinew—is about to step into the vacuum of space, protected only by a reinforced bouncy castle.EVERYTHING IS FINE.After finally getting its inflatable space house up and running on the second try, NASA is about to hit another milestone: It s going to send a person inside to see how it looks in there.The first order of business on Monday will be for Williams to run an air sample and install sensors to test how the unit is handling the barrage of radiation and space trash that regularly flings itself against the ISS.Assuming that all goes well over the two-year test, similar and more elaborate space houses as you can see from the picture, the inside of BEAM is currently pretty spartan may one day be deployed to the ISS and even further into space.The interior of a BEAM test module on Earth Image: Bigelow via NASA
Photographer: Imagine China / All Over Press Chinese Huawei is not content with beating Ericsson as the largest manufacturer of mobile networks. While reports from research houses Gartner and IDC suggest that growth of smartphones goes to zero, so does its Chinese Huawei mobile phone sales by 59 percent compared with the year before. Strengthened by the success of the company says head of consumer products, Richard Yu, the Wall Street Journal that the company plans to grow past the two market leaders Samsung and Apple, and take a 25 percent share of the mobile market. Partly through its info Honor turned to a younger audience but also by investing in increasingly luxurious phones under its own brand. - To be a leader you must lead in the premium segment, he told the Wall Street Journal. Richard Yu do not see that the problems are on the consumer side.
Headphone Splitter Amazon PrimeApple is getting ready to debut a brand new line of iPhones this fall and judging from all the rumors we ve seen so far, it s not going to be a terribly exciting upgrade.We don t have a complete picture yet so it s way too early to judge anything, but rumors haven t really pointed to any must-have features yet.Pick up an elago Keyring Headphone Splitter for just $9.99 shipped on Amazon and you can show your iPhone 7-owning friends how much you care by letting them plug their newly obsolete wired headphones into your handset and listen along with you.Of course, this nifty gadget has utility beyond poking fun at your poor friends.The elago Keyring Headphone Splitter comes in for different colors for $9.99 a piece, and all of them ship for free.Here are a few signs that you need a new phone.
FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical Trainer, $120If you can t find the time to get to the gym every day, this under-desk elliptical lets you squeeze in some light exercise while you fill out your TPS reports.This typically sells for $170 or more on Amazon, and today s $120 deal is one of the best prices we ve ever seen.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.We want your feedback.
Kataisen mukaan uudet jakamistalouden bisnesmallit tulevat haastamaan lainsäädäntöä niin Suomessa kuin Euroopassa, mutta uusissa liiketoimissa on myös valtava potentiaali.Uudet liiketoimintamallit tulevat poikkeamaan perinteisistä liiketoimintamalleista, ne työllistävät, tuovat talouskasvua, lisäävät tuottavuutta ja asiakkaat haluavat niitä.Nyt on sellaisen rauhallisen harkinnan paikka , hän jatkaa.Komissio aikoo kammata läpi EU:n lainsäädännön ja katsoa, miten hyvin se toimii jakamistaloudessa.Komissiolta tulee kriteereitä rajanvetoon, milloin vaikkapa autokuski muuttuu yrittäjäksi tai huoneenvuokraaja hotellinpitäjäksi.Katainen vastaa Junckerin komissiossa työpaikoista, kasvusta, investoinneista ja kilpailukyvystä.
Coolpad s entry into the high-end market in India happens to be the Coolpad Max, which is a 24,999 INR $371 phone with a Snapdragon 617 inside, along with 4GB of RAM.I completely love how the phone is built and how it feels in the hands.However, it clearly isn t the most powerful $370 phone around.That was for what we had to say, let s take a quick look over the specs and see what the benchmarks have in store.Coolpad Max Specifications5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p displaySnapdragon 617 octa-core processor4GB RAM64GB ROM13 mega-pixel rear camera5 mega-pixel front camera2800mAh batteryDual Hybrid SIM slotAndroid 5.1 Cool UI 8.0 Coolpad Max BenchmarksHere is what the phone manages with its SD617 4GB RAM config:AnTuTu: 43462Vellamo Metal: 1215Vellamo Browser: 1790 Chrome Vellamo Multicore: 1741Despite the scores being fairly low for a $371, I ve had a rather nice experience with the phone so far.That said, expect a detailed log in the review which will be posted very soon.
There s no need to call it a conspiracy, because four international ride-share companies are being perfectly open about their cross-booking platform.Ride-hailing enterprises Lyft, China s Didi, India s Ola, and now Grab in Southeast Asia have formed a global anti-Uber alliance, according to Recode.Grab CEO Anthony Tan announced the new Grab app feature that lets their customers hail Lyft cars when they re in the U.S.Didi and Lyft agreed to cross-book in April but, to date, while Didi customers can hail Lyft cars in the U.S., it doesn t work the other way.If Southeast Asia ride-share booking for Lyft customers begins working with Grab soon, the Grab arrangement will be the first fully functioning two-sided cross-booking.The companies see working together as a way to compete against Uber s worldwide scale by using apps developed in each country, rather than using a single app tweaked for different countries.
OnePlus will officially unveil the OnePlus 3 on June 14th at 12.30pm EDT through a virtual reality experience, similar to the launch of the company's last-generation flagship.Sales of the OnePlus 3 will initially be restricted to those viewing the launch event through The Loop, OnePlus' free virtual reality headset they shipped in limited quantities to some people last week.After the two-hour sales exclusive, at 3:00pm EDT the OnePlus 3 will go on sale for everyone.OnePlus CEO Carl Pei stated that invites are "gone forever" from all future OnePlus product launches as well, which is welcome news for those who struggled to purchase a OnePlus device over the past few years.We will know for sure soon enough, but the OnePlus 3 is expected to pack a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, a 16-megapixel rear camera, up to 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery.Like previous models, the OnePlus 3 is expected to retail for just over $300, making it a solid value proposition for those after high-end hardware.
See also: NuTonomy partners with Singapore for self-driving taxi fleetSo what makes Zoox so appealing to investors?Ordinances were quickly introduced and passed in the spirit of defending Taxi services, as well as to ensure that drivers receive background checks that safeguard passengers from hitching a ride with someone that could have bad intentions.Zoox takes the driver part of that concept away by creating an entirely autonomous fleet of cars that will drive to, pick up, and drop off passengers where they want to go.Creating a disruptive startup in the heavily-regulated auto industry is tough.The concept was originally unveiled two years ago as an ambitious design that was really not expected to see the light of day at a time when autonomous vehicles were still in their early infancy.Indeed, Zoox has an uphill climb ahead of it, but if it can secure the $252 million it s asking for in this funding round, it will be hard to ignore – even in the land of auto giants.
Finska Verto Analytics tar in 134 miljoner kronor 16 miljoner dollar i sin b-runda.Andra nya investerare är Vision , Finnish Industry Investment samt flera ängelinvesterare.Bolaget ska använda pengarna till att skala upp sin tjänst på global nivå, heter det.Medielandskapet har blivit alltmer komplext och konsumenter har tillgång till innehåll via flera skärmar och enheter.Verto har djup kompetens inom publikmätningar via olika enheter, och har den bästa lösningen för utgivare, varumärken och annonsörer , säger Henrik Landgren, partner på EQT Ventures.Tjänsten används för att bevaka de komplexa beteendemönster som dagens konsumenter har i alla sina digitala enheter under dagen.
GIFFor whatever reason, the Photos app on iOS only allows you to zoom in so far.An odd little bug caused by rotating an image allows to circumvent that restriction and zoom in as much as you want.To get nearly unlimited pinch-to-zoom potential, you ll basically just need to rotate a photo 90 degrees:Open up any photo in the Photos appTap EditTap the rotation button to rotate the image 90 degreesTap doneNow, go ahead and zoom in as much as you want.The bug stops working if you exit the Photos app, but if you really need to get a super close look at something, this is one way to do so.An Odd iOS Bug Allows Unlimited Zooming in the Photos App AppAdvice
The "Swipe The Vote" screen Credit: TinderInstead of swiping left or right on Rob, 23, six miles away, users will be met with a statement such as Britain sends more money to the EU, as part of contributing to the EU budget, than it spends on state benefits, including pensions or Citizens of EU member countries have a guaranteed right to live, work or study in another EU member country .One of Tinder's results screens Credit: TinderYoung people are disproportionately unlikely to both register for and vote in June s referendum, but when they do vote are likely to vote to stay in the EU, so Tinder could be the secret weapon in the Remain campaign.As Sean Rad, Tinder s founder puts it: The political discourse on Tinder worldwide has reached historic levels.Mainly based on pictures, you swipe left to say no, and right if you re interested.Happn: Arriving in the UK from Paris in 2014, this helps find the people you ve crossed paths with , using GPS tracking to show you who s near you.OkCupid: If you thought there was no formula for love, you were wrong.
Facebookin hyvin piilotetuista mainosasetuksista on iloa niille, jotka eivät kaipaa personoituja mainoksia – tai näkevät mainoksia väärin perustein.Facebook on alkanut näyttää mainoksia niillekin käyttäjille, jotka ovat pysytelleet palvelun ulkopuolella.Menemällä verkko-osoitteeseen facebook.com/ads/preferences/edit/, näet minkä aihepiirin mainoksia sinulle näytetään ja miksi.Klikkaamalla mainoksen aihepiiriä sen saa otettua pois päältä.Menemällä osoitteeseen facebook.com/settings/?tab ads, pääset säätämään yleisempiä mainosasetuksia.Tällä voi olla merkitystä yhteiskäytössä olevilla koneilla.
Current VR games run on a computer that sits on a desk or floor and stubbornly won t move as you jump around in a virtual world.At Computex, I had two MSI employees help me put it on, but it s not the kind of thing you really need help with once you know what you re doing.Martyn Williams MSI s Backpack PC during a demonstration at the Computex trade show in Taipei on June 1, 2016.Helped by the rich graphics that are the result of using a high-power gaming laptop and the HTC Vive headset, it was easy to forget about all the gear I was wearing—even if I couldn t forget the walls and desks around me.If the image is good enough and the content engaging enough to allow you to immerse yourself, then the rest of it doesn t matter too much.An MSI employee told me the specifications and design are likely to change—this isn t the final commercial version—so the company isn t saying anything more about when or where it will launch or how much it will cost.
Kilpailu- ja kuluttajavirasto KKV on hyväksynyt YIT Rakennus Oy:n ja Keskinäinen Eläkevakuutusyhtiö Eteran yhteisyrityksen Tripla Mall -kauppakeskuksen toteuttamista varten, virasto kertoo tiedotteessaan.KKV selvitti yrityskaupan vaikutuksia kiinteistösijoittamisen ja rakentamisen markkinoilla ja totesi, että kaupan osapuolilla on ainoastaan tilapäisesti päällekkäistä liiketoimintaa kiinteistösijoitusmarkkinalla, koska YIT omistaa kiinteistöjä lähtökohtaisesti vain rakentaessaan niille.Lisäksi markkinoilla toimii KKV:n mukaan useita muita institutionaalisia sijoittajia ja myös rakentamisen markkinoilla toimii useita muita suuria kilpailijoita.Yrityskauppa ei estä KKV:n arvion mukaan olennaisesti kilpailua eikä sillä ole haitallisia horisontaalisia tai vertikaalisia kilpailuvaikutuksia.KKV julkaisee päätöksen sen jälkeen kun liikesalaisuudet on poistettu, eli noin kahden viikon kuluttua.
The German company Raumfeld known to create speakers with good sound quality and is now launching the new Wi-Fi speakers with support for streaming service Spotify. product information: • true hi-fi sound in any room for Spotify customers • music selections and control through the Spotify app with all features • Raumfeld multi-room is also available on Spotify app • Perfect synchronous playback of multiple speakers in the same or different rooms Experience Spotify everywhere - on the road and at home in every room Services such as Spotify has changed the use of music - every song is available anytime. Raumfeld multi-room feature now makes it possible to listen to Spotify in every room. By control via the Spotify app, it is possible to toggle between playing through headphones or Raumfeld speakers. Come home, remove your headphones, choose Raumfeld speakers in Spotify app and listen directly. Optimal sound for every room From the compact, water-resistant One S to the floor speaker stereo L has Raumfelt now seven different Wi-Fi hi-fi speakers, including two audio solutions for TV, Sounddeck and Soundbar.Du can also connect existing equipment via the integrated connector on the loudspeaker.
This reinforces our overall approach to find solutions to get data out of accidents as soon as possible, said Charles Champion, Executive Vice President for engineering at Airbus Group SE s plane making unit.The cockpit voice and flight data recorders are equipped with underwater beacons to help locate the storage devices, but the batteries on the beacons last only 30 days.Airbus has been pursuing a dual-track approach for alternatives to the current problems, which have also hobbled other accidents including the 2009 crash of an Air France AFLYY -1.80 % flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when it took about two years to recover the storage devices.One concept Airbus is working on is a system to monitor parameters during a flight.Whether that concept would have aided the Flight 804 probe is unclear.The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has resisted calls for mandating deployable recorders, particularly if they would supplement rather than replace conventional versions.
The company has announced a new comment moderation system that allows other users to vote on comments like downvoting that are trollish or spam, as well as report them for removal if they re serious enough.A user could be booted from a broadcast if enough people vote against them.Because of the nature of comments on live broadcasts, the company has to do things a bit differently than, say, Reddit.When a viewer s comment is reported, the person doing the reporting won t see anything else from the person.None of this should burden users, though — Periscope says this process will last only seconds for those participating in them.As well, broadcasters themselves can disable moderation, and individual viewers who don t want to be polled on reported comments can disable their participation.
The crazy, 80s style martial art film that saw a Miami Police Detective go back in time to defeat Hitler?If not, stop whatever you're doing right now and spend the next 30 minutes watching the full thing here:Now get excited: As it appears that Kung Fury II is happening, following a tweet showing the script from producer Dave Osry.It'll be interesting to see what direction the creators take with the sequel.At the end, Kung Fury spots a swastika on an arcade machine robot back in 1985, revealing that Hitler is somehow still alive.The final shot of the film is Hitler flying off screen on a mechanical bird.Sadly there are no other details yet, such as whether it will be produced traditionally or whether the creators will once again turn to Kickstarter.
With all those options, you can t be wasting your time on tracks worthy of a thumbs down click.The lead track on the indie rock gods Future Present Past EP is heavily driven by guitar licks, reminiscent of the bands early-2000s classics in many ways.A groovy bit of running music which features the sultry voice of indie goddess emeritus Angel Olsen, the new track is cold as ice, a breezy bit of music which will appear on McCombs upcoming August release Mangy Love.On the Oklahoma band s latest single I Know You, British inflection and stadium-sized grooves keep the legato words in check, providing a most enjoyable cut despite the lack of clear lyrics to sing along with.Chance The Rapper Bass heavy and full of samples, Girls is one of the earliest bids for surprise hit-of-the-summer.It s a cathartic cut that s not invasive or distracting, but which somehow brightens the spirits of all those within earshot when its time comes on your mid-morning playlist.
fotograf: Fraunhofer IKTSEn radialturbinrotor av högpresterande keramer för användning i flygindustrin visas på flygmässan ILA i Berlin nästa vecka.Fem Fraunhoferinstitut har samarbetat vid utvecklingen av denna mikrogasturbin som togs fram inom projektet Turbokeramik.Man har fått fram en keram som tål mycket höga belastningar, en rotordesign som passar materialet, en effektiv metod att ansluta keramen till metall, marknadsmässig tillverkningsteknik och en testmiljö som svarar mot materialet.Tack vare den nya keramen kan verkningsgraden för gasturbiner öka signifikant.I tester har keramikrotorn körts i varvtal upp mot 120000 rpm.Därmed kan antalet komponenter i turbiner för flyg och stationärt bruk öka de närmaste åren.
Growing ransomware threat on Mac sees security vendor extend its enterprise tool to Apple platformMalwarebytes has launched software to counter the growing security threat to Apple Mac users, particularly a growing problem with ransomware.This software also includes forensics capabilities and is designed to help businesses reduce recovery time, limit breach damage, and improve investigation into infection sources.Many experts believe the KeRanger attacks were a test run or proof of concept – and that it s only a matter of time before the next big attacks against Macs surface.apple bomb explosion safety security DVARG Shutterstock The idea that Macs are inherently safe and immune to malware and other threats is patently false, said Thomas Reed, Director of Mac offerings at Malwarebytes.Impression Of SecurityFor years now Apple has enjoyed a good security reputation, compared to the Windows-based competition.Chinese hackers were also suspected of carrying out an attack on Apple itself using a Java exploit in 2013.
Get the latest Flash player to view this contentGet Flash playerEmbed this video in your site using the code below:Link of this video:Embed this video in your site using the code below:Link of this video:"Radiation protection is critical for astronauts," wrote the team."As a technology demonstrator, Beam will be fully instrumented with a variety of sensors by the Space Station crew after deployment and ingress, including thermal, debris impact, and radiation sensors.Astronauts on board the ISS will be entering the habitat for the first time on June 2 before routinely entering the module to "monitor its behaviour and measure its performance" in the hostile environment of space.There are eight air tanks inside Beam, although the astronauts on board the ISS will be expanding it initially through a manual valve on the bulkhead of the inflatable habitat."Beam will naturally drift away from the Space Station and re-enter the earth's atmosphere about a year later.It will pose an extremely low risk to people on the ground – most of Beam is made of fabric that will burn up quickly during re-entry.