Handwashing development was perfectly timed for watchOS 7 says Apple VP

Apple VP of Human Interface Design Alan Dye has spoken about watchOS 7 in an interview, including the conception of the highlight handwashing feature and the coincidence of its development timing.

Since the launch of the new Apple Watch models and the release of the operating system, Dye claimed Apple has received “very positive” feedback so far from users during an interview on the Hodinkee Radio podcast. “We keep a close eye on those things,” the VP said, before declaring “We’re busy thinking about what’s next, but so far it’s been lovely to hear such a positive responses from everything, from the updates to hardware to all the work we’ve been doing on watchOS 7.”

There’s “especially love” for the new watchfaces, with a lot of “positive feedback” for the additions.

When asked about where Apple comes up with its ideas and features, Dye says a lot

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New method generates precisely controlled graphene microbubbles with perfectly spherical curvature for lenses — ScienceDaily

Tiny bubbles can solve large problems. Microbubbles — around 1-50 micrometers in diameter — have widespread applications. They’re used for drug delivery, membrane cleaning, biofilm control, and water treatment. They’ve been applied as actuators in lab-on-a-chip devices for microfluidic mixing, ink-jet printing, and logic circuitry, and in photonics lithography and optical resonators. And they’ve contributed remarkably to biomedical imaging and applications like DNA trapping and manipulation.

Given the broad range of applications for microbubbles, many methods for generating them have been developed, including air stream compression to dissolve air into liquid, ultrasound to induce bubbles in water, and laser pulses to expose substrates immersed in liquids. However, these bubbles tend to be randomly dispersed in liquid and rather unstable.

According to Baohua Jia, professor and founding director of the Centre for Translational Atomaterials at Swinburne University of Technology, “For applications requiring precise bubble position and size, as well as high

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