Crayfish ‘trapping’ doesn’t control invasive species

Oct. 13 (UPI) — In Britain, a handful of celebrity chefs have encouraged the practice of crayfish “trapping” to control the invasion of American signal crayfish.

Unfortunately, new research — published Tuesday in the Journal of Applied Ecology — suggests the practice doesn’t work. In fact, crayfish trapping can have a host of unintended consequences.

“Trapping has been linked to a range of risks to our waterbodies, including the spread of invasive species on wet or unclean equipment, as well as the direct capture and release of invasive crayfish to seed new harvestable populations,” study co-author Eleri Pritchard told UPI in an email.

“Sadly, trapping also risks protected native wildlife, and has been responsible for the deaths of otters and water voles,” said Pritchard, a postdoctoral researcher at University College London.

American signal crayfish have led to significant declines of native crayfish in Britain and Europe. The invasive species is

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Loop Industries plummets 39% after a short-seller report claims its plastic-recycling technology doesn’t work



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  • The same short-seller that targeted Nikola in September has set his sights on a new name: Loop Industries.
  • In a report released on Tuesday, Hindenburg Research alleged that Loop Industries’ technology for recycling plastics didn’t work, describing it as “smoke and mirrors.”
  • Shares of Loop Industries fell as much as 39% on Tuesday.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The same short-seller that targeted Nikola in September is now alleging that another company “is smoke and mirrors” and is inflating its technological capabilities.

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In a report released on Tuesday, Hindenburg Research alleged that Loop Industries was peddling plastic-recycling technology that didn’t work.

Investors have taken note of what Hindenburg has to say since its September report on Nikola led to a drawdown of nearly 50% in that stock.

Loop Industries says it uses proprietary

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Loop Industries plummets 36% after a short-seller report claims its plastic-recycling technology doesn’t work

  • The same short-seller that successfully targeted Nikola Corp. in September has set his sights on a new name: Loop Industries.
  • In a report released on Tuesday, Hindenburg Research alleged that Loop Industries’ technology for recycling plastics doesn’t work. 
  • “Our research indicates that Loop is smoke and mirrors with no viable technology,” Hindenburg said. 
  • Shares of Loop Industries fell as much as 36% in Tuesday trades.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The same short-seller that successfully targeted Nikola Corp. in September is now alleging that another company “is smoke and mirrors” and is inflating its technological capabilities.

In a report released on Tuesday, Hindenburg Research alleged that Canada-based Loop Industries is peddling a plastic-recycling technology that simply doesn’t work.

Investors are taking note of what Hindenburg has to say after its September short report on Nikola Corp. led to a drawdown of nearly

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Nvidia’s New Video-Conferencing Boasts Mind-Blowing Features: Zoom Doesn’t Come Close

If you’re tired of video meetings, squinting at low-quality video with nobody making virtual eye contact, maybe you should be turning to Nvidia and its new AI software, called Maxine.

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Announced in a press release, Nvidia said that the “GPU-Accelerated AI Platform, Nvidia Maxine, enables video-conference providers to vastly improve streaming quality and offer AI-powered features.”

Maxine is a cloud-native platform, which means that the heavy lifting is done on Nvidia’s servers.

Video compression saves bandwidth

Video-compression technology based, as so much of the company’s product claims to be, on AI, means that the video bandwidth consumption is massively reduced. This makes for much smoother video, even with internet speeds that leave much to be desired.

Gaze correction and face alignment

That

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Apple Doesn’t Have To Reinstate Fortnite To The App Store, Judge Rules

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A judge ruled Friday that Apple doesn’t have to allow Fortnite back in the App Store while its developer, Epic Games, sues the tech giant—an initial victory for Apple as the high-stakes legal battle over the App Store unfolds.

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Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store in August after Epic intentionally breached its contract by circumventing Apple’s mandatory fees, claiming that Apple’s policies are anticompetitive.

U.S. District Judge Yvonnne Gonzalez Rogers wasn’t convinced that Fortnite should be allowed on the App Store while it flouts Apple’s rules. “Epic Games cannot simply exclaim ‘monopoly’ to rewrite agreements giving itself unilateral benefit,” she said.

Epic Games did notch a victory, though, because the

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Trump doesn’t respect science, or the American people

  • The president ridiculed safety precautions, held a superspreader event, contracted COVID, was hospitalized, is now back at the White House, and the American public has no idea if he’s even been tested, much less if he’s still contagious.
  • Trump said COVID will “miraculously” disappear and rejected the reality of climate change, saying “It will start getting cooler, just you watch.”
  • He thinks basic science doesn’t apply to him and the results of his COVID tests are none of our business. That’s a threat to Americans’ lives.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump has brazenly flouted even the simplest of COVID-19 safety precautions and encouraged others to do the same. On his watch, the White House became the hotspot responsible for a surge in DC-area COVID cases. 

And even after it became clear that

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Arlo’s new wire-free Pro 4 camera doesn’t need a smart home hub

Arlo has announced two new security cameras: the Pro 4 Wire-Free Spotlight Camera and the Ultra 2 Wire-Free Spotlight Camera System. You can preorder both cameras now; the Pro 4 starts at $199.99 and the Ultra 2 starts at $299.99.



The Arlo Pro 4 mounted outdoors.


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The Arlo Pro 4 mounted outdoors.

Both cameras are wire-free. That makes them easier to set up and more convenient to place than many other cameras, since you’re not limited by the location of your outlets.

The Arlo Pro 4 connects directly to Wi-Fi — no smart home hub required. It produces 2K video with HDR, color night vision, and a 160-degree viewing angle. It also comes with a built-in spotlight to illuminate intruders, a siren, and two-way audio to communicate with guests.



a light in a dark room: The Arlo Pro 4 with the spotlight on.


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The Arlo Pro 4 with the spotlight on.

It can be placed indoors or outdoors, and Arlo says the removable battery lasts

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Miso is the future of restaurant tech and it doesn’t take much to invest

Thanks to their flagship kitchen robot Flippy, Miso Robotics is revolutionizing the restaurant industry by introducing technology that increases efficiency through Artificial Intelligence while cutting costs across the board.

Having already raised over $7,000,000 in funding from over 3,200 individual investors, Miso Robotics is currently offering shares that cost just over $17, and the minimum investment amount is under $1,500—making it easy for first-time investors to get in on the ground floor regardless of their budget or previous investment experience.

White Castle, America’s first fast food hamburger chain, has also partnered with Miso Robotics to develop, pilot, and undertake a beta rollout of Miso Robotics’ Flippy for White Castle’s North American restaurants.

You don’t need to have millions of dollars in order to invest in the future of restaurant technology. Through SeedInvest, you’ll be able to invest in Miso Robotics’ increasingly popular and cost-cutting AI technology, and it’s easy to

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‘Wear the damn mask and follow the science’: Chris Wallace doesn’t mince words during Fox appearance

Three days after the first presidential debate, Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19, while Joe Biden tested negative on Friday. But what of the third man on the stage Tuesday night, debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace?

Now he’s getting tested, too.

“You can bet — I’ve already been asked by a lot of people — I’m going to have to get a test,” Wallace said Friday on “Fox & Friends.”

Wallace, 72, said he never got closer than 10 or 12 feet to the president, who did not approach him after the contentious debate ended. Biden did go over to the moderator briefly, “basically to say, ‘I bet you didn’t know you had signed up for this,’” Wallace told the morning show hosts.

He went on to note that everyone allowed into the hall at Case Western Reserve University had to take a COVID test ―

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Chris Wallace doesn’t mince words during Fox appearance

Three days after the first presidential debate, Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19, while Joe Biden tested negative on Friday. But what of the third man on the stage Tuesday night, debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace?



Chris Wallace wearing a suit and tie: Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News speaks at the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland.


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Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News speaks at the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland.

Now he’s getting tested, too.

“You can bet — I’ve already been asked by a lot of people — I’m going to have to get a test,” Wallace said Friday on “Fox & Friends.”

Wallace, 72, said he never got closer than 10 or 12 feet to the president, who did not approach him after the contentious debate ended. Biden did go over to the moderator briefly, “basically to say, ‘I bet you didn’t know you had signed up for this,’”

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