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3-D images of fabric "sandwich" can help measure textile friction

To quantify exactly how itchy a wool sweater might be when worn directly against the skin, or how soft a blanket spread on your bed can be, North Carolina State University researchers developed a method of measuring fabric's roughness using 3-D imagi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 2nd, 2021

Comparing the actual US grid to the one predicted 15 years ago

Demand and carbon emissions are way down, renewables far more common than expected. Enlarge (credit: VCG / Getty Images) On Monday, the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Lab released a report entitled "Halfway to Zero," referring to.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 34 min. ago

New method measures super-fast, free electron laser pulses

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create a femtosecond optical shutter, the technique encodes the electric field.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 6 min. ago

AT&T/Verizon workers’ union urges states to regulate ISPs as utilities

"Three decades of of industry-driven deregulation have failed us," union says. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | jangeltun) The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union is lobbying state governments to regulate Internet service providers as.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 6 min. ago

Anker"s new AnkerWork product line includes a 1080p webcam and a portable conference speaker

Anker touts "unparalleled low-light performance" and high-quality, color-accurate images from its first-ever webcam, the PowerConf C300. The 2MP 1080p/60fps camera comes with dual noise-canceling mics, a snap-on privacy shutter, and three fov setting.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News16 hr. 33 min. ago

Hawley’s antitrust bill focuses on market cap, ignoring consumers

"Size itself is not a sign of anticompetitiveness.” Enlarge (credit: Drew Angerer | Getty Images) Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) proposed a new bill on Monday aimed at blocking mergers and acquisitions for companies with market caps of over $100.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News17 hr. 6 min. ago

Victory for municipal broadband as Wash. state lawmakers end restrictions

Proposed law allowing public broadband networks awaits governor's signature. Enlarge / State Capitol building in Olympia, Washington. (credit: Getty Images | traveler1116) The Washington state legislature has voted to end limits on municipal b.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Facebook users can now petition oversight board to remove content

Nineteen-member board had previously only considered restoring removed posts. Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images) Facebook is allowing its oversight board to rule on moderation decisions relating to content that remains on its Facebook and.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Atom interferometry demonstrated in space for the first time

Extremely precise measurements are possible using atom interferometers that employ the wave character of atoms for this purpose. They can thus be used, for example, to measure the gravitational field of the Earth or to detect gravitational waves. A t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

J&J COVID vaccine use paused due to one-in-a-million complication

An extremely rare clotting problem that's also seen with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Enlarge / A nurse practitioner named Heidi Johnson administers a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson. (credit: Tom Williams / Getty Images) On Tuesday morning, the US.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

FCC Wants You To Test Your Internet Speeds With Its New App

The Federal Communications Commission has released a new speed test app to help measure internet speeds across the country, available on both Android and iOS. From a report: The FCC Speed Test App works similarly to existing speed-testing apps like O.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Charter must pay $19 million for tricking customers into switching ISPs

Charter mailed false ads to convince users Windstream was going out of business. Enlarge / Pinocchio. (credit: Getty Images | malerapaso) A judge has ordered Charter Communications to pay $19.2 million to Windstream for lying to customers in o.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

France bans air travel that could be done by train in under 2.5 hours

France has a well-developed train network, and the ban only affects five routes. Enlarge / A Train á Grand Vitesse. (credit: Michael Dunning/Getty Images) On Sunday, the French National Assembly voted to ban some short-haul flights in favor o.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Scientists need to become better communicators, but it"s hard to measure whether training works

Science is essential to solving many of society's biggest problems, but it doesn't always find a receptive audience. Today, when curbing COVID-19 requires hundreds of millions of Americans to get vaccinated, it's more urgent than ever for scientists.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Cambodia criticises edited photos of Khmer Rouge victims

Some of the images colourised by an Irish artist appear to have been edited to show them smiling......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Sticker on Skin Diagnoses Cystic Fibrosis in Real-time

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a sticker that can measure chloride levels in sweat in real-time through a simple color change. The sticker is applied to the skin and wicks sweat inside itself through a set of microfluidic chann.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Gold Sensor Lives Under Skin for Months Measuring Drugs and Biomarkers

Researchers at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have developed an implantable biosensor that can measure concentrations of various biomarkers and drugs in the body. Unlike many implantable devices, the sensor can reside in place und.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Steve Jobs shot Desktop Pictures for OS X Leopard

An ex-Apple software designer claims that Steve Jobs personally shot several of the images presented as desktop pictures for 2007's Mac OS X Leopard."Grass Blades," reportedly photographed by Steve Jobs to be a desktop picture in OS X Leopard (source.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Leaked images of revamped iPad Pro and iPad mini show few changes

A purported image of forthcoming iPad mini dummy cases shows the same design as the iPad mini 5, while ones for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro appear to feature a reduced camera bump.Purported leaked iPad Pro and iPad mini dummiesAs expectations mount that a.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Court rules grocery store’s inaccessible website isn’t an ADA violation

The Winn-Dixie website isn't accessible for blind users with screen readers. Enlarge / A Winn-Dixie supermarket in Florida. (credit: Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) A federal appeals court struck a s.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Variant hunters race to find new strains where variant testing lags

Scientists across Africa are collaborating to track them down. Enlarge (credit: Marina Dekhnik | Getty Images) In mid-February, three travelers were stopped at the airport in Luanda, Angola. Even during the pandemic, the country, a hub for the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021