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Astronomers Detect 116,000 New Variable Stars That Change BrightnessOSU astronomers have detected 116,000 new variable stars, according to a new article.

All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernova (ASAS-SN), a global network of 20 telescopes that can peer into the cosmos at a depth 50,000 times greater than the human eye, discovered these celestial bodies. The study has been run by Ohio State researchers for nearly a decade.

Now, in a paper posted on arXiv, an open-access preprint server, researchers explain how they used machine learning to find and classify variable stars, which are objects in space whose brightness changes over time, especially when seen from Earth.

Observing the variations in these stars’ properties over time can give us valuable insights into their masses, radii, temperatures, and even their chemical makeup. As a matter of fact, our sun is a variable star. According to Collin Christy, the primary author of the article and an ASAS-SN analyst at Ohio State, surveys like ASAS-SN are particularly useful for identifying systems that can expose the intricacies of stellar processes.

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Image001  1 jpgCIOs must create flexible IT organizations if they want to implement technology services that can cope with fast-changing business demands. So says Cynthia Stoddard, CIO at Adobe, in which role she has implemented a range of techniques, including a cloud strategy, a flexible architecture and an agile IT organization.

These, she argues, have helped the IT department to build a much closer relationship to the rest of the business and to respond quickly and effectively to its requirements. The hope is that this joined-up approach will leave Adobe well-placed to deal with new business challenges in the Vaccine Economy.

 

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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utcThe days when companies could afford to treat IT as simply the department that keeps the computers running are long gone. From business intelligence that informs long term strategy to new applications that create competitive advantage in the marketplace, technology can deliver massive value to business leaders. But the sad fact remains: executives perceive IT as an obstacle rather than an enabler for business. Why is this happening, and what can be done to change the conversation and enable digital transformation?

 

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Infection Bacteria killing Drills Finally Get an Upgrade Breakthrough StudyScientists have taught the molecular machines that kill harmful bacteria to see their target in a new light.

The most recent version of the nanoscale drills made at Rice University works with visible light instead of ultraviolet (UV) light, which was used in previous versions. In testing on real infections, they have also been found to be effective in destroying bacteria.

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Cnc laser cutting of metal modern industrial tech 2022 02 02 04 49 08 utcIt may be a cliché but it’s true: the last two years have been extraordinary. In just 24 months, we’ve seen a decade’s worth of transformation, much of it driven by emerging technologies, such as data analytics, AI, blockchain and Web 3.0. Meanwhile, the likes of voice recognition, neural networks and cognitive systems, all of which have been talked about since the 1980s, now have both the computing power and cost of storage required to unlock their full innovative potential.

 

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Antivirus company warns hackers could break into your car due to third party apps 189975 7 jpegThe concept of connected cars has evolved a lot lately, and as a result, software developers across the globe have come up with mobile applications that often provide much more advanced functionality than what the car manufacturer has to offer in the first place.

In many ways, this is something that totally makes sense, as third-party app devs typically create new software, based entirely on user feedback and requests from the community.

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1One of my dreams (and a lot of people’s dreams probably) is to be able to work remotely in a small cabin somewhere in the middle of nature and then disconnect from the world after the work is done. That will most likely remain a dream in the near future but seeing other people’s dream come true is a hobby I’ve developed lately. I also take notes so that if ever I get to live out this plan someday, I know what I want and how to get it.

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Tram of public transportation in blurred motion 2021 09 02 05 16 44 utcUrban transport in India is notorious, and the continuous and rapid growth of the country’s urban population does not help matters one bit.

From autorickshaws to buses, metros to taxi services, the Indian public is heavily dependent on public modes of transport for their daily commute. However, mobility in the metros can often be unpredictable and unorganised - traffic jams and crowds making it more difficult.

 

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Successful women in business 2021 08 27 14 10 49 utcEveryone loves the idea of a startup: One person or a small team of people starting a business by bootstrapping it and leveraging funding to become a million-dollar company or even a unicorn. That love for startups is deeply entrenched in the popular psyche. However, when most people think about startups, they don’t often imagine female-founded or led companies.

 

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(Image sourced via Ford website)One of the world’s largest car manufacturers, Ford, is embracing the citizen development movement through the use of Pegasystems’ low code/no code platform. Citizen development aims to provide business users with tools that allow them to build out applications themselves, using a light touch framework that doesn’t require hard coding, with the aim of allowing a business to move at speed and with more agility.

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Concept of uniqueness and talent 2021 08 26 16 59 50 utcStrategic technology talent is more important than operational technology talent. Competitiveness depends on strategic technology, not if the trains on time. Cloud delivery — and other trends — has fully commoditized operational technology. Today it’s all about strategic technology. But companies have very few strategic technologists, especially those who understand the innovative intersection of business and technology. This is Part I of a 3-part series on strategic technology talent.

 

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Businessman building a successful financial graph 2021 08 26 22 39 46 utc  1In recent days, prominent venture capital funds have come out with survival tips for their portfolio companies. While asking startup founders to tighten their belt is sound advice, it’s worth wondering when venture capital titans might be urged by their investors to scale back their own pay, too.

Their compensation has been rising fast. Last year, median cash pay for a partner at a venture capital firm, including base salaries and bonuses, rose 10% to $928,000, reported The Information, citing a survey conducted by Holt Private Equity Consultants.

 

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