The reaction of a Stanford professor who was named a Nobel Prize-winner in economics was captured early Monday for the world thanks to a doorbell camera and a persistent colleague.
The Nobel Committee apparently had some trouble contacting Paul Milgrom to let him know the winning news, so his neighbor and fellow winner, Robert Wilson, took matters into his own hands. Wilson knocked on Milgrom’s door about 2:15 a.m. to get his colleague’s attention, according to Stanford University.
The prestigious California school posted a video from Milgrom’s Nest doorbell camera to its Twitter account Monday. Wilson knocked and rang the bell several times before Milgrom seemingly woke up. The exchange is heard through the doorbell’s intercom.
“Paul? It’s Bob Wilson,” he said. “You’ve won the Nobel.”
“Wow,” Milgrom responded.
Milgrom’s wife, who is currently in Stockholm, got the notification on her phone when Wilson rang their doorbell and was able
As the 2020 election looms, an intriguing new poll shows that Americans agree on one key issue: science. The survey published by Research!America shows that Americans overwhelmingly support science, regardless of their political parties.
According to the survey analysis, a strong majority of Americans agree that “the Covid-19 pandemic is a disruptive event and requires urgent refocusing of America’s commitment to science.” 88% believe that science benefits them and 89% believe that America should maintain its global leadership in science. Exactly.
The unprecedented avalanche of misinformation that has been spread during the Covid-19 pandemic has been discouraging to both scientists and the public they serve. As people struggle to find the information they need to make decisions about life in the pandemic, the survey indicates that they still consider science the standard.
Not only were survey participants committed to science,
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mario Molina, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1995 and the only Mexican scientist to be honored with a Nobel, died Wednesday in his native Mexico City. He was 77 years old.
Molina’s faamily announced his death in a brief statement through the institute that carried his name. It did not give a cause of death.
A Samsung smartphone has emerged as a clear winner when it came to the list of handsets with best-performing cameras! Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has topped the list of handsets with the best-performing cameras available in the market, a report showed. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, a high-end version of Samsung’s phablet series, posted the highest marks among the latest smartphones, according to the report by US Consumer Reports. The high-end Note 20 Ultra has a 108MP wide-angle lens as well as 12MP telephoto and ultrawide cameras on the back.
It features a maximum zoom range of 50x, instead of the 100x that was featured in the Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone. The standard Note 20 features a triple rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel (MP) wide-angle lens, a 64MP telephoto camera and a 12MP ultrawide shooter.
Other Samsung smartphones were also included on the
Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, announced today that its Contact Tracing solutions have won a 2020 Pandemic Tech Innovation Award for Exceptional Innovation. The award from TMC Labs recognizes hardware, software, devices/peripherals, applications and services that help society and business function effectively in the face of challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact Tracing has been widely recognized as a key factor to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on communities, and enable organizations, businesses and people to open up and return safely to work, to school and to recreation. Among approximately 80 percent of public and private organizations planning to reopen with a safe return, 25 percent are implementing some sort of Contact Tracing program or plan. Contact Tracing from Avaya, leveraging its innovative contact center and collaboration solutions, helps organizations effectively collect,