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Jun 8, 2023

Unbelievably excited

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

A new airplane seat concept that allows wheelchair users to stay in their own chair throughout a flight was revealed this week by a subsidiary of US airline Delta, a move welcomed as a “huge step” by potential customers.

“Unbelievably excited,” is how power wheelchair user and avid traveler Cory Lee described his reaction after a working prototype of the design was demonstrated by Delta Flight Products (DFP) at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany, a symposium spotlighting airplane cabin innovations.

DFP’s concept seamlessly converts to and from a traditional airplane seat. The built-in seat folds up to allow a wheelchair to be docked into place. The seat would be installed into pre-existing aircraft seat track systems, so would not involve any structural change to the airplane.

Jun 8, 2023

The Search for Earth Look-Alikes Is Getting Serious

Posted by in category: futurism

One promising planet turned out not to have an atmosphere. But there are six more where it came from.

Jun 8, 2023

Google’s Password Manager gains biometric authentication on desktop

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, privacy, robotics/AI, security

Google’s aiming to make it easier to use and secure passwords — at least, for users of the Password Manager tool built into its Chrome browser.

Today, the tech giant announced that Password Manager, which generates unique passwords and autofills them across platforms, will soon gain biometric authentication on PC. (Android and iOS have had biometric authentication for some time.) When enabled, it’ll require an additional layer of security, like fingerprint recognition or facial recognition, before Chrome autofills passwords.

Exactly which types of biometrics are available in Password Manager on desktop will depend on the hardware attached to the PC, of course (e.g. a fingerprint reader), as well as whether the PC’s operating system supports it. Beyond “soon,” Google didn’t say when to expect the feature to arrive.

Jun 8, 2023

Adobe Express Adds AI As Part Of Massive Update

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Two AI tools will be added to Adobe Express: the ability to generate images from text prompts and text effects, where lettering can filled with textures. For example, you might apply a pink balloon… More.

Adobe is bringing its AI tools to Adobe Express as part of a huge upgrade to the content creation service.

Adobe Express can be used to create anything from social media posts to printed posters to promotional flyers. An update being announced today will add even more feathers to its bow, including the ability to create video content and edit PDFs.

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Jun 8, 2023

Here’s Where Air Quality Will Worsen As New York, Philadelphia And Toronto Are Blanketed In Wildfire Smoke

Posted by in category: education

The haze of smoke from Canadian wildfires that smothered New York and New England in dark clouds Tuesday night is expected to linger throughout the week, and intensify in some areas as officials urge residents to stay inside and schools cancel outdoor activity amid “unhealthy” and “hazardous” air-quality levels.

New York City

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Jun 8, 2023

How AI is Helping Us Break Free From The 9-to-5 Grind

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

😀 😍 Basically chat gpt 4 is a big disruptive program but the positives outweigh the negatives. For instance we could get our usual work done really fast in seconds instead of hours. Much like the Jetsons chat gpt4 will allow us to be free of the grind of too much labor or work but allow for better lifestyles. Too often mental labor was too hard to do or only for people who were talented enough but now anyone can do any task with chat gpt4 this will create a greater AI gold rush also allow for better start ups to achieve what was once only for the few.

Explore the transformative impact of AI in reshaping work hours and fostering flexibility for a healthier work-life balance.

Jun 8, 2023

This entrepreneur is blending technology and art to champion the tech world

Posted by in categories: business, habitats

Tobi Alaji grew up as an artist who loved designing and creating new things. Today, she has merged her love for art and skill in software development to build the tech empire, ‘TECHTEE’ which she runs. TechTee is a digital agency and software house that creates an all-around digital experience by combining the best software with the most intriguing customer-centered designs.

TechTee is one of the world’s first Black-owned and woman-founded digital agency according to nftnow. The company boasts of collaborations with famous companies like Deutsche Bank, La Perla, NBC, M&S, and Apple, among others.

In an interview with Business Leader, she shared that she never wanted to own a business growing up because she never understood what it entailed. However, when she was 17, Tobi taught herself Java from a software development book she picked in the Shepherds Bush Library. Since then, she continued to teach herself and practice coding.

Jun 8, 2023

Researchers detect elusive planets with CHEOPS

Posted by in category: space

With the help of the CHEOPS space telescope an international team of European astronomers managed to clearly identify the existence of four new exoplanets. The four mini-Neptunes are smaller and cooler, and more difficult to find than the so-called Hot Jupiter exoplanets which have been found in abundance. Two of the four resulting papers are led by researchers from the University of Bern and the University of Geneva who are also members of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS.

CHEOPS is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, under the leadership of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva. Since its launch in December 2019, the extremely precise measurements of CHEOPS have contributed to several key discoveries in the field of exoplanets.

NCCR PlanetS members Dr. Solène Ulmer-Moll of the Universities of Bern and Geneva, and Dr. Hugh Osborn of the University of Bern, exploited the unique synergy of CHEOPS and the NASA satellite TESS, in order to detect a series of elusive exoplanets. The planets, called TOI 5,678 b and HIP 9,618 c respectively, are the size of Neptune or slightly smaller with 4.9 and 3.4 Earth radii.

Jun 8, 2023

Crops grown without sunlight could help feed astronauts bound for Mars

Posted by in categories: food, space

Plants modified to grow in the dark could also provide fresh produce in extreme environments on Earth.

Jun 8, 2023

Scientists discover “elixir of life” that slows aging

Posted by in categories: food, life extension

A common nutrient found in everyday foods might be the key to a long and healthy life, according to researchers from Columbia University.

The nutrient in question is taurine, a naturally occurring amino acid with a range of essential roles around the body.

Not only does the concentration of this nutrient in our bodies decrease as we age, but supplementation can increase lifespan by up to 12 percent in different species.

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