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Description ByteDance launched its new Volcano Engine brand to offer the proprietary algorithm used to power TikTok's personalised recommendations to more corporate clients, as the company seeks to expand beyond mainstay consumer products.

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Updated 10 June 2021

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Updated 10 June 2021

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Updated 10 June 2021

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Description The coronavirus pandemic has caused a slump in the sale of electronic devices and may give governments breathing room to tackle e-waste recycling, suggest UN researchers. Currently, only 17 per cent of e-waste is properly recycled

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Description Despite slim hopes that global shutdowns during the pandemic might bring respite from the climate crisis, yet more evidence confirms that no such silver lining exists.

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Description The Nanoleaf Elements are natural, wood-themed smart light tiles that stand out from the competition with both their aesthetic and features.

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Description The global health crisis caused by the recent pandemic has led to increasing social demand for ‘new normal’ sanitizing and disinfecting facilities to fit our ‘new normal’ lives. Here, we introduce an inkjet-printed, thin-film plasma source applicable to dry disinfection processes. In contrast to conventional plasma reactors, the merits of plasma produced on a film include disposability, cost-effectiveness, and applicability to high-dimensional objects such as the human body. The developed flexible plasma film can be applied to a wide variety of shapes via origami—remaining plasma stable even when bent. However, electrode degradation has been a practical issue in the long-term operation of inkjet-printed plasma sources, which is troublesome from application perspectives. We focus on making the inkjet-printed electrode more plasma stress-resistant, thereby increasing its lifespan from a few minutes to two hours of continuous operation with optimal inkjet printing and passivation, thus increasing the practicality of the source. Considering the fact that ozone and nitrogen oxides are selectively produced by plasma, we implement a disposable pouch-type plasma source and examine its usefulness in extending the shelf life of food.

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Description The mechanisms that regulate human walking are not fully understood, although there has been substantial research. In our study, we hypothesized that, although walking can be volitionally modified, it is also involuntary and controlled by evolutionary factors, such as the relationship between temperature and movement speed in poikilotherms. This study aimed to determine the effects of environmental temperature on speed, step length, and cadence during unrestrained walking over long periods. Customers of a private insurance company were asked to use a background smartphone GPS application that measured walking parameters. Participants were 1065 app users (298 men and 767 women) aged 14–86 years. Observed walking speed and cadence were higher in winter (average maximum temperature: 10.2 °C) than in summer (average maximum temperature: 29.8 °C) (p < 0.001). The walking parameters were closely related to environmental temperature, with cadence most strongly correlated with daily maximum temperature (r = − 0.812, p < 0.001) and indicating a curvilinear relationship. A decrease in environmental temperature was found to increase cadence when the temperature was below 30 °C. The findings suggest that walking may be regulated by environmental temperature and potentially by the autonomic nervous system’s response to environmental temperature.

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Description KRAS status serves as a predictive biomarker of response to treatment in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We hypothesize that complex interactions between multiple pathways contribute to prognostic differences between KRAS wild-type and KRAS mutant patients with mCRC, and aim to identify polymorphisms predictive of clinical outcomes in this subpopulation. Most pathway association studies are limited in assessing gene–gene interactions and are restricted to an individual pathway. In this study, we use a random survival forests (RSF) method for identifying predictive markers of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in mCRC patients treated with FOLFIRI/bevacizumab. A total of 486 mCRC patients treated with FOLFIRI/bevacizumab from two randomized phase III trials, TRIBE and FIRE-3, were included in the current study. Two RSF approaches were used, namely variable importance and minimal depth. We discovered that Wnt/β-catenin and tumor associated macrophage pathway SNPs are strong predictors of OS and PFS in mCRC patients treated with FOLFIRI/bevacizumab independent of KRAS status, whereas a SNP in the sex-differentiation pathway gene, DMRT1, is strongly predictive of OS and PFS in KRAS mutant mCRC patients. Our results highlight RSF as a useful method for identifying predictive SNPs in multiple pathways.

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Description By 340 million years ago, our ancient fish-like ancestors had evolved to walk on land – but within about 10 million years, some of them had adapted to an aquatic life again

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Description Evaluating the effect of porosity and ambient temperature on mechanical characteristics and thermal conductivity is vital for practical application and fundamental material property. Here we report that ambient temperature and porosity greatly influence fracture behavior and material properties. With the existence of the pore, the most significant stresses will be concentrated around the pore position during the uniaxial and biaxial processes, making fracture easier to occur than when tensing the perfect sheet. Ultimate strength and Young’s modulus degrade as porosity increases. The ultimate strength and Young's modulus in the zigzag direction is lower than the armchair one, proving that the borophene membrane has anisotropy characteristics. The deformation behavior of borophene sheets when stretching biaxial is more complicated and rough than that of uniaxial tension. In addition, the results show that the ultimate strength, failure strain, and Young’s modulus degrade with growing temperature. Besides the tensile test, this paper also uses the non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) approach to investigate the effects of length size, porosity, and temperature on the thermal conductivity (κ) of borophene membranes. The result points out that κ increases as the length increases. As the ambient temperature increases, κ decreases. Interestingly, the more porosity increases, the more κ decreases. Moreover, the results also show that the borophene membrane is anisotropic in heat transfer.

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Description Logicalis Group CEO Bob Bailkoski told CRN that the solution provider’s Microsoft Azure business has been growing rapidly during the pandemic.

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Updated 09 June 2021

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Description The registered incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in primary healthcare centers is lower than expected, suggesting a lack of awareness by primary care healthcare professionals. The implementation of educational tools for healthcare workers has been found to increase timely referral and treatment of patients. We aimed to determine healthcare workers’ knowledge of NAFLD to identify their educational needs in one marginalized region. We performed a cross-sectional survey of 261 healthcare professionals in Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, Mexico from October 2019 to December 2019. We created a questionnaire that assessed domains most relevant to NAFLD knowledge. Two hundred and forty-six questionnaires were completed. Of the respondents, 38.3% were nurses and 63.4% were women. Most nurses identified NAFLD as a prevalent (89%) and preventable (93%) disease. Hypertension (33%) and obesity (84%) were recognized as risk factors. The associations between NAFLD and cancer, cirrhosis and cardiovascular disease were identified by 53%, 67% and 72% of respondents, respectively. The largest gaps were found in diagnostic workup, therapeutic approach and the current treatments. We identify modifiable knowledge gaps in NAFLD. Educational strategies for primary care workers could enhance the identification of patients with NAFLD and prevent complications.

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Updated 08 June 2021

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Description A giant tortoise in the Galápagos Islands that was thought to have gone extinct over a century ago just came out of hiding.

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Updated 08 June 2021

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Updated 08 June 2021

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Description When Reddit went down, Reddit users on r/WallStreetBets had a backup plan: Congregate in the YouTube comments for the 2012 hit pop song "Gangnam Style."

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Updated 08 June 2021

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Description In 2013, a grey whale was spotted off the coast of Namibia, far from the species' traditional habitat. Now DNA analysis has revealed it must have travelled 20,000 kilometres to get there, a record mammal migration

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Updated 08 June 2021

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Updated 08 June 2021

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Updated 08 June 2021

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Updated 08 June 2021

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Description An industrial designer has come up with The Third Eye, a safety device that helps phone users by scanning the path ahead for obstacles.

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description The fight was bad. Very bad.

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description Deep eutectic solvent (DES) was applied to the solvent of thermocell and high Seebeck coefficient (Se) of the thermocell was achieved at high-temperatures operation. The Se of a redox couple of ferricyanide and ferrocyanide ([Fe(CN)6]3−/4−) reaches − 1.67 mV/K in a DES consisting of ethylene glycol and choline chloride. Spectroscopic analysis reveals that this is due to the strong interactions between the redox couple and the DES. Furthermore, the cell can operate over a wide temperature range of 135–165 °C. This result is a desired feature for waste-heat recovery applications.

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description One hundred water voles will be released in the Washburn Valley, UK, where there are plans to extend the mammals’ habitat

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description ETHEREUMMAX has risen sharply thanks in part to the endorsement of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather during his anticipated fight last night.An exhibitio

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description You knew social media was going to love this fight.

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description Logan Paul wore a Charizard Pokemon card, while Floyd Mayweather Jr. opted for an OnlyFans hat.

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description Here we document 47,381 individuals from 38 species, including 31 protected species sold between May 2017 and November 2019 in Wuhan’s markets. We note that no pangolins (or bats) were traded, supporting reformed opinion that pangolins were not likely the spillover host at the source of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While we caution against the misattribution of COVID-19’s origins, the wild animals on sale in Wuhan suffered poor welfare and hygiene conditions and we detail a range of other zoonotic infections they can potentially vector. Nevertheless, in a precautionary response to COVID-19, China’s Ministries temporarily banned all wildlife trade on 26th Jan 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic concludes, and permanently banned eating and trading terrestrial wild (non-livestock) animals for food on 24th Feb 2020. These interventions, intended to protect human health, redress previous trading and enforcement inconsistencies, and will have collateral benefits for global biodiversity conservation and animal welfare.

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description Isolated sphenoid sinus opacifications (ISSOs) are clinically important because they can lead to serious complications. However, some patients with ISSOs are asymptomatic, and not all patients are properly referred to the otolaryngology department. Because past studies of ISSOs focused only on patients who received treatment, in this study we selected ISSO cases based on radiology reports, then determined whether these patients had symptoms and were appropriately referred for specialty care. We conducted a retrospective analysis of data collected from patients who underwent computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging from January 2007 to March 2017 at Osaka General Medical Center. We searched for the terms “sphenoid” or “sphenoidal” using F-REPORT to identify patients who had a sphenoid disease. We checked all selected images and diagnosed ISSOs. Examination of 1115 cases revealed 223 cases of ISSOs, of whom 167 (74.9%) were asymptomatic. We categorized patients with ISSOs into four groups: inflammation, mucocele, fungal diseases, and unclassifiable; the final category was used when edges were irregular or complete opacity was encountered. In the unclassifiable group, the majority of cases required otolaryngology consultation, but 37 of 47 unclassifiable patients did not have an otolaryngology visit. ISSOs are often identified by chance on imaging tests performed by non-otolaryngologists. However, our study revealed that many patients with ISSOs who should be treated by otolaryngologists were not referred to the otolaryngology department. Accordingly, it is important to promote awareness of the disease among other types of clinicians.

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description The role of peatlands in future climate change is uncertain because peat-derived greenhouse gas emissions are difficult to predict. Now research shows that reduced methane emissions from drying peatlands are likely to be outweighed by increasing CO2 emissions.

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description A SHOCKED TikTok user has revealed how he spotted 'creepy men standing in circle' in a deserted town on Google Earth.Jason Cline used a TikTok video t

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Updated 07 June 2021

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Description The fight is over and it was... not good.

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Updated 06 June 2021

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Description Studies suggest smaller animals may experience the world in slow motion, compared to humans. An expert explains the strange science of time perception.

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Updated 06 June 2021

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Updated 06 June 2021

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Description Airborne pollutants are a fact of life but many harmful types can seep their way into our homes. Here's how an air quality monitor can help.

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Updated 06 June 2021

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Description Fresh water supply isn't the only consideration for chip fabrication.

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Updated 06 June 2021

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Description Bring wild bison to the Great Plains, restore one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems.

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Updated 06 June 2021

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Description A new study on Cambodian fishing habits reveals the importance of exploring the effects of rising temperatures on both ecosystems and people.

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Updated 05 June 2021

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Description Obtaining accurate blood pressure readings is vital. However, students and health professionals do not always receive adequate training on blood pressure measurement, especially regarding new technologies, leading to insufficient knowledge. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyze Brazilian health professionals’ perceptions and knowledge about automated blood pressure monitors. This cross-sectional study involved 1734 Brazilian nurses, nursing technicians, and doctors who reported having some experience of using automated monitors. Perceptions about differences between readings obtained through the auscultatory and oscillometric methods, influence of small differences in clinical decision-making, confidence in automated monitors, and knowledge about contraindications for the use of these devices were assessed. Most medical and nursing professionals considered differences of up to 5 mmHg (40.94%) between auscultatory and oscillometric measurements acceptable. Of these, 69.02% reported that even small differences can influence clinical decisions. Confidence in readings obtained using automated blood pressure monitors was reported by 53.92%. Among the motivations for making these devices available in health services, the most frequent was the saving of time (48.85%) and the least frequent, the perception that the use of this technology requires less training (9.40%). Arrhythmia was the most recognized contraindication for the use of automated monitors (28.49%), followed by obesity (28.14%) and blood pressure readings above 160 × 100 mmHg. In conclusion, there is a lack of knowledge about the functionalities and indications of blood pressure monitors and a low tolerance for measurements different from those obtained through manual mercury sphygmomanometers or aneroids.

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Updated 05 June 2021

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Updated 05 June 2021

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Updated 05 June 2021

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Updated 05 June 2021