The Apple Watch Is Having Its Very Own Quibi Moment

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Earlier this year, medical device maker Masimo filed a complaint against Apple alleging that the tech giant had stolen information and trade secrets for sensor technologies that have become features of its Apple Watches. Now, Masimo is claiming that Apple’s attempts to stay the case are merely thinly veiled attempts to sell more smartwatches.

In its complaint filed back in January, Masimo alleged that it met with Apple confidentially in 2013 to discuss Masimo’s sensor technology, a meeting that was allegedly followed by Apple attempting to poach Masimo employees—including, notably, Masimo’s chief medical officer Michael O’Reilly (who now works for Apple’s health projects division). Masimo claims that while working for Apple, former Masimo employees filed patents for technologies used on various iterations of the Apple Watch that they had knowledge of being in development at Masimo and Masimo spin-off Cercacor.

Allegations of information theft

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New Emojis Coming To iOS This Year

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Apple on Tuesday released a new set of emojis coming to iOS devices this fall, including a transgender flag, more gender neutral options and a “disguised face” with glasses and a mustache.

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The new set of emojis are part of Unicode 13, a set of standards released earlier this year by the Unicode Consortium, an organization that sets rules for tech companies using special characters like emoji. 

The new emoji were included in a beta version of the iOS 14.2 software update Tuesday, and will likely be available to the public in October or November 2020, according to Emojipedia.

The update will add more inclusive options such as a transgender flag, a transgender symbol, a woman with a tux, a man with a veil and a gender neutral person with each, along with a non-binary Santa alternative, Mx. Claus.

Other notable additions are: ninjas, blueberries, bubble

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National Science Foundation awards $1.3 million grant to MPC’s Marine Advanced Technology Education Center

The National Science Foundation awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant to the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center at Monterey Peninsula College to support community college students to participate in its global underwater robotics competition.



Engineer Bob Tauscher and middle school teacher Paul Aunspaugh participate in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College pool in 2012.  (Monterey Herald file)


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Engineer Bob Tauscher and middle school teacher Paul Aunspaugh participate in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College pool in 2012. (Monterey Herald file)

The center was established at MPC in 1997 with funding from the National Science Foundation. The Remote Operated Vehicle Competition was created as a core part of the center’s mission to educate and prepare students for the technical workforce. Remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, are used in a variety of underwater activities including construction and inspection, search and recovery, energy operations, aquaculture, national defense, conservation, and research and exploration by scientists such as those at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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Professor uses 21st century technology to teach the classics amid pandemic

For more than five decades, Professor Emeritus Charles Krohn has nourished the soul of his students, teaching the classics at the University of St. Thomas in Houston — and he wasn’t about to let the coronavirus get in the way.

“They couldn’t run me off, so I just stayed around when the pandemic hit,” said Krohn.

But that’s meant embracing technology and a whole new way of teaching — at the age of 91.

When asked if his students are helping him, Krohn responded, “Oh, yes, definitely. Yeah, especially if something technical as well. ‘Well, Professor Krohn, why don’t you try doing this?'”

He currently teaches five days a week and often relies on his theater background to engage his students. 

“It makes for more communication because you’re aware of the audience, as I’ve now made, and in a way more aware of the students in this online contact,” said

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Public Views About Science in Italy

This roundup of findings shows public views about science-related issues and the role of science in Italian society. The findings come from a Pew Research Center survey conducted across 20 publics in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, Russia, the U.S., Canada and Brazil from October 2019 to March 2020.

Ratings of medical treatments, scientific achievements and STEM education in Italy

Majorities in most of the 20 publics surveyed saw their medical treatments in a favorable light on the eve of the global pandemic. Medical treatments were often seen more favorably than achievements in other areas.

Chart shows views on how Italy compares on medical treatments, scientific achievements and other areas

Across the 20 publics, a median of 59% say their medical treatments are at least above average. In Italy, fewer than half (42%) think their country’s medical treatments are the best in the world or above average. Two-in-ten say their medical treatments are below average.

About four-in-ten Italians (37%) say their

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Many ventilation systems may increase risk of COVID-19 exposure, study suggests — ScienceDaily

Ventilation systems in many modern office buildings, which are designed to keep temperatures comfortable and increase energy efficiency, may increase the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, particularly during the coming winter, according to research published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

A team from the University of Cambridge found that widely-used ‘mixing ventilation’ systems, which are designed to keep conditions uniform in all parts of the room, disperse airborne contaminants evenly throughout the space. These contaminants may include droplets and aerosols, potentially containing viruses.

The research has highlighted the importance of good ventilation and mask-wearing in keeping the contaminant concentration to a minimum level and hence mitigating the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The evidence increasingly indicates that the virus is spread primarily through larger droplets and smaller aerosols, which are expelled when we cough, sneeze, laugh, talk or breathe. In addition, the

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Coinbase head draws scorn and praise for anti employee activism post

  • Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong wrote in a blog post over the weekend that corporate activism was a “distraction” from his company’s mission of increasing global access to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
  • Mentioning charged topics like the police killing of Breonna Taylor and the upcoming presidential election, Armstrong implied that employees who wanted their company to be focused on social issues should find work elsewhere.
  • Some in the startup and venture capital world were outraged, pointing out that Armstrong tweeted “Black Lives Matter” in June.
  • Others cheered Armstrong, like investor Paul Graham.
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The CEO of cryptocurrency broker Coinbase Brian Armstrong stirred outrage and praise from Silicon Valley over the weekend by coming out with a hard line against employee activism at work in a Medium post Sunday.

Mentioning hot-button issues like the police shooting of Breonna Taylor and the upcoming U.S. election, Armstrong said he

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New Study: Digital Nose Technology Market Growing at 7.6% CAGR to Value of $ 26 million by 2025

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Sep 29, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware, Global Digital Nose Technology Market Report added at Market Study Report LLC offers industry size, share, growth, trends and forecast analysis up to 2025. Global Digital Nose Technology Market also covers top key players analysis and market segmentation in detail. This report examines the Global Digital Nose Technology Market and provides information regarding the revenue for the forecast by 2025.

Digital Nose Technology market is split by Type and by Application. For the period 2020-2025, the growth among segments provide accurate calculations and forecasts for sales by Type and by Application in terms of volume and value. This analysis can help you expand your business by targeting qualified niche markets.

Digital Nose Technology competitive landscape provides details by vendors, including company overview, company total revenue (financials), market potential,

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Agilyx Joins AmSty, INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo as Technology Partner to Accelerate Realization of Circular Polystyrene

TIGARD, Ore. & THE WOODLANDS, Texas & FRANKFURT, Germany & BERWYN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Four of the leading players in polystyrene production and recycling have initiated a Non-Disclosure Agreement to explore and optimize advanced recycling technologies for polystyrene, such as depolymerization. The agreement will accelerate steps by the industry to reduce plastic waste by creating a more circular economy for polystyrene.

Agilyx, the pioneer in chemical recycling of post-use plastic streams, will collaborate with leading polystyrene producers AmSty, INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo to identify and develop the best design and supply chain approach to produce new high-value recycled products from polystyrene waste. Agilyx’s approach builds upon the intrinsic properties of polystyrene to allow the production of even food grade material from polystyrene post-consumer waste.

“It is encouraging to see the industry coming together to accelerate the circularity of polystyrene,” said Tim Stedman, CEO of Agilyx. “Polystyrene is an ideally

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Public Views About Science in the Netherlands

This roundup of findings shows public views about science-related issues and the role of science in Dutch society. The findings come from a Pew Research Center survey conducted across 20 publics in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, Russia, the U.S., Canada and Brazil from October 2019 to March 2020.

Ratings of medical treatments, scientific achievements and STEM education in the Netherlands

Majorities in most of the 20 publics surveyed saw their medical treatments in a favorable light on the eve of the global pandemic. Medical treatments were often seen more favorably than achievements in other areas.

Chart shows views on how the Netherlands compares on medical treatments, scientific achievements and other areas

Across the 20 publics, a median of 59% say their medical treatments are at least above average. In the Netherlands, 63% think their country’s medical treatments are the best in the world or above average. Only 6% of Dutch adults think their medical treatments are below average.

About six-in-ten Dutch

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