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03-01-2021 Science&Technology
The UK to Introduce Fast-track Visa for All Highly Skilled Workers in the Fintech Sector as Part of



The U.K.'s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is said to reveal a fast track visa to help attract highly skilled workers for its growing companies. The said fast track visa has a budget set aside for it, and it is said to be released next week. UK FinTech visa The chancellor wishes that the new visa scheme will allow firms to get applications for the best candidates for the job, and the candidates can be from anyone around the world. This move will boost the fintech sector, according to the Department of Treasury. Around 42% of the United Kingdom's 76,500 fintech workers are migrants, according to a report. The route is mostly targeted at financial technology and at cyber firms like Revolut, Monzo, and OakNorth, which contribute billions of pounds to the economy of U.K. every year. Also Read: Impact Of COVID On Payment Solutions Creates FinTech Gap According to the accounting firm EY, the sector has numerous hubs in Leeds, Manchester, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, and other places. They contributed around $15.3 billion or £11 billion in 2019, according to Yahoo News. The U.K. has a 10% share of the global fintech market. In 2020, the investment into UK fintech was around $41.1 billion or £2.9 billion. This was more than the next four European countries combined, according to the Treasury. Under the new migration system, the highly-skilled migrants, with a job offer from a recognized U.K. company, an innovative high-growth fintech, and cyber companies, will qualify for a fast track visa without the need for any third-party endorsement or sponsorship. The chancellor stated that this new fast-track scale upstream will make it easier and faster for fintech firms to recruit job creators innovators who will help the companies grow. Fintech sector Scale-up companies have a yearly growth of 20% over the past three years, with at least 10 workers at the start. The government will set out more details in July, with the goal to launch the new visa scheme in March 2022. The move comes right after the Department of Treasury announced a slew of plans ahead of the chancellor's second Budget on Mar. 3 to help get the U.K. back on track after the Brexit deal was signed and the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Sunak stated that now that they have left the EU and taken back control of their borders, they want to make sure that their immigration system helps businesses attract the best talent worldwide. On Feb. 26, it announced a £126 million or $175 million investment to bolster traineeships and make around 40,000 new posts to help people back into the jobs market, according to NewsNow.UK. ...

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03-01-2021 Science&Technology
New Facebook App Called 'BARS' Gives Aspiring Rappers Access to Free Beats: How to Get Free Rap Be

One particularly complicated roadblock for most aspiring rappers is the access to professional beats. While there might be a few good free beats online, monetizing them later on or even enhancing them can be quite problematic. However, a new app by Facebook aims to level the playing field giving aspiring rappers access to free beats. Facebook new app BARS Facebook actually has an internal division called the NPE which is responsible for coming up with new apps and services. However, a lot of these new ideas still get buried. The latest experiment as of the moment by the NPE is a particular rapper-friendly app called BARS. This app is one of the stand-out apps that focus directly on aspiring rappers. This specific app would allow users to simply scroll through a long library of other professionally-created beats and do their rap on top of them while making a cool video. The core premise of the whole app is to give everyone access to some studio-grade instruments and tools for them to make beats for their rap verses. This is where BARS is trying to bridge the gap between rapper and producer. Rapping apps Facebook announced that every week, the BARS app will reportedly be adding even more beats created by some professional producers spanning from all across the world. In addition to the given background beats, users can also pick from an array of different visual filters in order to add a twist to their videos as well as add to the chances of them being discovered. Additionally, the app will also be adding to the rhyming suggestion helping rappers automatically find the next word to complete their spill. According to the story by PocketNow, the BARS app is currently listed on the App Store. However, it is still in the early access phase. This means users will have to both sign up and wait for the whole waitlist to clear their name. The app has a once-niche but growing target and now, it might actually be useful to a lot of people out there. Read Also: Security Expert Warns About LastPass and Its Seven Trackers, Recommends Against It How to get free rap beats online The app is reportedly friendly to those without rapping experience and all users need to do is download, sign in, and use. BARS is said to be for amateurs who want to make themselves known in the rap scene and get discovered. There are also some challenge modes within the app that would allow aspiring rappers to sharpen their skills. The freestyle tool will also work by suggesting users some word cues for them to add more lines to their rap lyrics. While this is very similar to TikTok, in the case of BARS, the entire library will consist of different beats that go with the rapper's verse. Similarly, there will also be two sections namely the New, which is content creators that the user follows, and Featured, which are the videos already promoted by the algorithm. ...

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03-01-2021 Science&Technology
New AI ‘Deep Nostalgia’ brings old photos, including very old ones, to life

An AI-powered service called Deep Nostalgia that animates still photos has become the main character on Twitter this fine Sunday, as people try to create the creepiest fake “video” possible, apparently. The Deep Nostalgia service, offered by online genealogy company MyHeritage, uses AI licensed from D-ID to create the effect that a still photo is moving. It’s kinda like the iOS Live Photos feature, which adds a few seconds of video to help smartphone photographers find the best shot. But Deep Nostalgia can take photos from any camera and bring them to “life.” The program uses pre-recorded driver videos of facial movements and applies the one that works best for the still photo in question. Its intended purpose is to allow you to upload photos of deceased loved ones and see them in “action,” which seems like a lovely idea. Users have to sign up for a free account on MyHeritage and then upload a photo. From there the process is automated; the site enhances the image before animating it and creating a gif. The site’s FAQ says it does not provide the photos to any third parties, and on its main page a message reads “photos uploaded without completing signup are automatically deleted to protect your privacy.” ...

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03-01-2021 Games
'Halo Infinite' Screenshots Reveal Improved Visuals

As 343 Industries and Microsoft continue to develop Halo Infinite, teasers of their progress surfaced, offering a glimpse of the kind of visuals fans can expect. The two companies shared a handful of screenshots that show the progress of the game’s development, and the graphics are looking quite detailed. Fans don’t get to see much of any character, but the screenshots do show a much more realistic world — Zeta Halo — that should be expected in a next-gen title. Halo Infinite is being described as a “spiritual reboot” with the aim of bringing back a similar gaming experience as early Halo titles. To achieve this, much of the visuals will reflect earlier designs, while, of course, pushing forward improved, more refined graphics. There isn’t a clear release date for Halo Infinite, but sources are suggesting it will land sometime in the fall. In case you missed it, check out PUBGs latest standalone mobile game.

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03-01-2021 Science&Technology
All the little things that add up to make iPadOS productivity a pain

Rumor has it a new iPad Pro is around the corner, which means Apple is about to make another big pitch for the iPad as a productivity and content-creation device. But while we've found in our iPadOS reviews that Apple has done a marvelous job with the big-picture changes to the OS aimed at making it real-work friendly, there are still a bunch of minor annoyances or "nope, you can't do that" limitations that sabotage Apple's intentions. For that reason, it makes sense to preempt that upcoming marketing push with a few key caveats—especially since Apple likely won't announce a major iPadOS software update alongside new hardware in March. Significant new OS changes probably won't be discussed until the company's developer conference in June, and those updates probably won't reach the public until September or October. Most of these are tiny problems, but they add up. iPads won't be a real laptop replacement for everyone until most of these issues are addressed. Webcams and multitasking It won't take you long in current computing use cases to notice this one: the front-facing camera on the iPad shuts off when you swipe away from whatever app is using it, Zoom included. Reviewers have brought this up again and again when reviewing recent iPads—us included. But 12 iPadOS updates later, it's still an issue. Granted, some applications will show your camera view in a small, picture-in-picture window over other apps when you switch spaces. But you don't always want to see that—screen real estate is at a serious premium on iPads—and not every app does it. Where third-party apps don't support the picture-in-picture view, Apple needs to find a way to incentivize them to do so. But better yet: allow users to enable background video capture on a per-app basis in Settings. A lot of people are spending a great deal of time on video calls these days, for obvious reasons. It'd be great if Apple's flagship, mainstream, dedicated computing product actually did that well. Audio-source management Obviously, the iPad does support background audio. Apps like Apple Music or Spotify can play in the background, as can some (but not all) video apps. The problem is that it's all too easy for the currently active app to silence the one in the background, because two audio sources usually cannot play at the same time. So, for example, if you are watching a Twitch stream in the background but an autoplaying video with audio comes up on a webpage, your Twitch stream will stop. You'll have to stop the video on the Web, then go back to the Twitch app to start it up again. And sometimes, websites or apps take over your audio even if they aren't apparently making any sound at present. ...

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03-01-2021 Health
CDC advisory panel recommends J&J single-dose Covid vaccine

A CDC advisory panel on Sunday unanimously recommended Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine for Americans 18 and older, paving the way for the shot to be administered to the public beginning this week. Twelve members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices endorsed the vaccine, with none voting against and a single member recusing due to potential conflicts. The vote comes after the FDA on Saturday authorized emergency use of the shot for adults 18 and older. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on the recommendation shortly after the vote. "This vaccine is also another important tool in our toolbox to equitably vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as possible," Walensky said in a statement. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the first single-dose shot authorized in the U.S. and is easier to store and transport than two-dose Covid vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. For that reason, it will be especially useful in rural communities and for hard-to-reach populations. The details: The shot was found to be 66 percent effective in preventing moderate to severe Covid-19 at least 28 days after vaccination, and 85 percent effective in preventing severe to critical Covid over the same time frame, according to the FDA. The J&J vaccine's efficacy rate is lower than both the Pfizer and Moderna shots, which were found to be 95 percent and 94 percent, respectively. Public health officials warn the rates don't offer apples-to-apples comparisons, and that the J&J trial may offer a better measure of how the company's vaccine stacks up against new, more transmissable Covid strains that are proliferating around the world. “I think we need to pull away from this comparing and parsing numbers until you compare them head-to-head. Just be really grateful that we have three really efficacious vaccines,” Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." A senior administration official told reporters the Biden team has directed states to distribute all three vaccines evenly throughout all populations. The official said the federal government is closely monitoring state distribution and whether equity metrics are being hit. What's next: The Biden administration says roughly 4 million J&J shots will be sent out this week, including 2 million to states and another 2 million to pharmacies and community health centers. The vaccine will be delivered to states and other localities as early as Tuesday morning, according to the senior administration official. The J&J dose will be allocated based on states' population, like the other two vaccines. The company told lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week that it plans to provide 20 million vaccines by the end of March and 100 million by the end of June. The senior administration official said J&J told the government that its weekly supply will be limited for the next couple of weeks after this week's initial distributi

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03-01-2021 Science&Technology
Pompeii chariot found intact 2,000 years after Mount Vesuvius eruption

MILAN, Italy — Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy announced Saturday the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park near Naples following an investigation into an illegal dig. The chariot, with its iron elements, bronze decorations and mineralized wooden remains, was found in the ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii, beyond the walls of the ancient city, parked in the portico of a stable where the remains of three horses previously were discovered. The Archaeological Park of Pompeii called the chariot “an exceptional discovery” and said "it represents a unique find - which has no parallel in Italy thus far - in an excellent state of preservation.” The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD destroyed Pompeii. The chariot was spared when the walls and roof of the structure it was in collapsed, and also survived looting by modern-day antiquities thieves, who had dug tunnels through to the site, grazing but not damaging the four-wheeled cart, according to park officials. The chariot was found on the grounds of what is one of the most significant ancient villas in the area around Vesuvius, with a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city. Archaeologists last year found in the same area on the outskirts of Pompeii, Civita Giulian, the skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a wealthy man and his male slave, attempting to escape death. The chariot's first iron element emerged on Jan. 7 from the blanket of volcanic material filling the two-story portico. Archaeologists believe the cart was used for festivities and parades, perhaps also to carry brides to their new homes. While chariots for daily life or the transport of agricultural products have been previously found at Pompeii, officials said the new find is the first ceremonial chariot unearthed in its entirety. The villa was discovered after police came across the illegal tunnels in 2017, officials said. Two people who live in the houses atop the site are currently on trial for allegedly digging more than 80 meters of tunnels at the site. ...

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03-01-2021 Politics
Virginia Lawmakers Sign Off On Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Lawmakers in Virginia have reached a deal to make the state the 16th in the nation and the first in the south to legalize recreational marijuana use. But the compromise bill is receiving blow back from some legalization advocates who say it falls short of racial justice aims. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate passed the bill in a Saturday legislative session in a party line vote of 48 to 43 in the House and 20 to 19 in the Senate. The legislation would legalize the use of cannabis by people over the age of 21 starting in 2024, when retail markets would be established. The law would also allow possession of up to an ounce by anyone over 21 and establishes a state agency to oversee regulation of the cannabis market. Specifics of the regulations were punted until next year, when they'll be decided by the legislature. The bill calls for 30% of marijuana tax revenue to go to a fund aimed at communities historically over-policed for marijuana-related crimes. Under the legislation, people under the age of 21 would face a $25 civil penalty and have to undergo treatment. Marijuana legalization had been a priority for Democrats in the state, who have cited disparities in how people of color are penalized for possession and use. Lawmakers had already decriminalized possession of smaller amounts last year. Gov. Ralph Northam — who announced his intentions to legalize marijuana use late last year — is expected to sign the measure into law. "Virginia just took a major step towards legalizing marijuana in our commonwealth," Northam spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky said, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. But the compromise legislation has drawn criticism from some Democratic lawmakers and advocates, who have taken issue with key provisions of the bill, including how the specifics of new commercial and criminal justice regulations will be decided next year, when Democrats may no longer control both chambers of the state legislature, The Washington Post notes. "By legalizing without all the guardrails in place, I feel the message can be misconstrued ... that we have dropped the ball on the justice pieces," said Del. Marcia Price (D-Newport News), according to the Post. "Even the thought of business before justice is hard to stomach." Another key point of contention had been the timeline for legalizing possession. Democrats in the Senate had pushed for legalizing possession of small amounts by the summer, the Associated Press reports. House Democrats argued that doing so without regulations in place could prop up black market sales. The Times-Dispatch reports that differences between House and Senate proposals kept the bill in tense negotiations until Saturday, the last working day of the legislative session. The provision to legalize small amounts ahead of 2024 did not end up in the final bill. ...

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02-28-2021 Science&Technology
'Hey Facebook' Voice Recognition to be Added in Oculus Quest; Could Match Apple's Siri

The rise in the popularity of virtual assistants has been dominated by Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. Now, as the brewing war of Apple with Facebook continues, the latter also plans to match the rival's feature with their "Hey Facebook" for Oculus VR platform Portal. 'Hey Facebook' Will be Your Newest Companion in Facebook's Platforms According to a blog written on the official Oculus site of Facebook on February 25, the social media company said that it did not figure out a way to interact with virtual reality over the past years. Before, commands could only be enabled through the use of the hands, and voice. It is also possible through the Oculus Touch controllers. Midway 2020, Facebook has included the voice commands in the Oculus Quest, so players could use it without using their fingers. The feature can be seen in the home menu or by clicking the controller button twice, before instructing it. Those who use Oculus Quest can now enjoy an experience without using their hands. They could just simply say the voice command "Hey Facebook." Commands like screenshot requests or the capability to show to the user who is online among his/her friends are now accessible. This hand-free advantage will not anymore allow you to scroll endlessly to contents you want to see or to know. It also lets the users use the game controllers without touching the touchpads so it is fully generated only by the mouth. You can also save your game without the need to peruse all your hidden files. Furthermore, you can also say "Hey Portal" to command Facebook's smart devices. "Hey Facebook" is just similar to other voice-recognition features that other tech companies developed. Facebook came up with this idea to provide more convenience to the users, so upon pronouncing the command, the devices will pick up the recording and later transcribe what the user says. In addition, the California-based conglomerate is not mandatory in operation. It is disabled at first, so you have to opt whether to use it or not depending on your preference. According to the company, the Portal will keep on receiving commands until you turn off the microphone. There is also an indicator that will appear at the bottom of the screen when the device recognizes a wake command. This is where the two processes of recording and transcribing begin. Another Hint of Privacy Concerns In a report by 9To5Mac, despite its amazing voice-command capability, concerns about privacy still keep on accumulating around Facebook. Most likely, users have been careful about their data which is being collected without their permission. Compared to Apple's voice assistant Siri, the company assured that their devices will not collect any data from the users through their Apple servers. For those users who have used Siri, the commands can be spoken even offline. This is because Apple constructed an AI that is programmed in the devices' chips. ...

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02-28-2021 General
Virginia joins 15 other states in legalizing marijuana

The Virginia Legislature approved adult-use marijuana legalization Saturday in a historic vote marking the first state in the Old South to embrace full legalization. The House passed the measure in a 48-43 vote, and the Senate approved it in a 20-19 vote. Not a single Republican voted for the bill in either chamber. "This, to me, is a justice bill," Del. Charniele Herring, a sponsor of the legalization bill and the Democratic majority leader, said on the floor. "While it has flaws and it is not the perfect bill ... I think this moves us a step in the right direction." The vote came after a conference committee struck a deal on Saturday to reconcile different versions of the bill that passed in both chambers earlier this month. The impact: Virginia is the 16th U.S. state to pass an adult-use marijuana legalization law, though sales would not start until 2024. Only two other states — Illinois and Vermont — have passed legislation to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana through the legislature. The move puts pressure on neighboring states such as Maryland, where an adult-use legalization bill got its first hearing this month. New Jersey also recently enacted legalization, after voters overwhelmingly backed a referendum in November. What’s next: Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has championed legalization as a racial justice issue. Under the compromise legislation, marijuana possession would not become legal until January 2024, when regulated sales are scheduled to start. The state would start setting up a marijuana regulatory agency this July. The background: The state decriminalized marijuana last year during a special session to address criminal justice reform. Virginia’s medical marijuana program is just getting off the ground, and lawmakers passed a bill this session that would expand the program to allow marijuana flower products. Northam endorsed legalization in November and urged lawmakers to pass his proposal during his state of the state address. The legislation was based on two extensive studies on the issue: a report from his administration and another from the nonpartisan Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. The bills moved quickly through the chambers during a short, 30-day session, which Northam extended with a special session of 16 days. Lawmakers tackled thorny issues such as how to prevent large corporations from taking over the marijuana market, and how to handle automatic expungements of marijuana offenses when the criminal justice system lacks the technology to do so. Opponents of marijuana legalization pointed to public health concerns such as youth use and impaired driving, as well as tobacco giant Altria’s lobbying on the issue. Altria purchased a $1.8 billion stake in Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group in 2018. ...

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02-28-2021 Cars
Tesla Model S with Yoke Steering wheel hits the public streets: First look

A Tesla Model S with a Yoke Steering wheel has been caught in the wild, giving the public a first look at Tesla’s futuristic stalkless steering column. A Deep Blue Metallic Model S with a refreshed interior, including the wraparound wood door trim, revised instrument cluster display and horizontal center touchscreen, and Tesla’s highly-anticipated Yoke steering wheel, was spotted in downtown Redwood City in Silicon Valley on Saturday. Photos captured by The Kilowatts reveal a Model S with manufacturer plates, indicating that the company may be in the final stages of public testing before rolling out the updated steering wheel design to production vehicles. Notable in the photos of the Yoke steering wheel is the absence of a traditional stalk and Tesla’s familiar dual scroll wheels. While Tesla has showcased the capacitive touch functions in illustrations for the Model S and Model X refresh steering wheel, markings for turn signals and drive functions were not visible in the release candidate that was spotted. What appears to be a production-ready driver and passenger section of the Model S, a refined rear passenger area, clad in Tesla’s famed Vegan white interior and highlighted by the company’s newest rearseat touchscreen display, was clearly evident. In the photos shared by The Kilowatts, the button for folding-down the Model S split rear seats can also be seen, along with a more prominent side repeater camera. Tesla revealed new images of the 2021 Refreshed Model S and Model X earlier this year following months of speculation that the company would be updating the aging interior design of its flagship vehicles.

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02-28-2021 Science&Technology
Mars Is a Hellhole

There’s no place like home—unless you’re Elon Musk. A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship, which may someday send humans to Mars, is, according to Musk, likely to launch soon, possibly within the coming days. But what motivates Musk? Why bother with Mars? A video clip from an interview Musk gave in 2019 seems to sum up Musk’s vision—and everything that’s wrong with it. In the video, Musk is seen reading a passage from Carl Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot. The book, published in 1994, was Sagan’s response to the famous image of Earth as a tiny speck of light floating in a sunbeam—a shot he’d begged NASA to have the Voyager 1 spacecraft take in 1990 as it sailed into space, 3.7 billion miles from Earth. Sagan believed that if we had a photo of ourselves from this distance, it would forever alter our perspective of our place in the cosmos. Musk reads from Sagan’s book: “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate.” RECOMMENDED READING An outdoor dining tent is seen crumpled on the sidewalk during a snowstorm The Total Absurdity of Outdoor Dining Structures STEVE MACONE A photo collage of Adam Kinzinger and Donald Trump. The Man Who Refused to Bow PETER WEHNER An empty classroom. Overcaution Carries Its Own Danger to Children MONICA GANDHI But there Musk cuts himself off and begins to laugh. He says with incredulity, “This is not true. This is false––Mars.” He couldn’t be more wrong. Mars? Mars is a hellhole. The central thing about Mars is that it is not Earth, not even close. In fact, the only things our planet and Mars really have in common is that both are rocky planets with some water ice and both have robots (and Mars doesn’t even have that many). Read: Can we still go to Mars? Mars has a very thin atmosphere; it has no magnetic field to help protect its surface from radiation from the sun or galactic cosmic rays; it has no breathable air and the average surface temperature is a deadly 80 degrees below zero. Musk thinks that Mars is like Earth? For humans to live there in any capacity they would need to build tunnels and live underground, and what is not enticing about living in a tunnel lined with SAD lamps and trying to grow lettuce with UV lights? So long to deep breaths outside and walks without the security of a bulky spacesuit, knowing that if you’re out on an extravehicular activity and something happens, you’ve got an excruciatingly painful 60-second death waiting for you. Granted, walking around on Mars would be a life-changing, amazing, profound experience. But visiting as a proof of technology or to expand the frontier of human possibility is very different from living there. It is not in the realm of hospitable to humans. Mars will kil

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02-23-2021 Science&Technology
Elon Musk Comments Bitcoin and Ethereum 'Seem High,' Talks About Tesla Purchasing $1.5 Billion of



Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk said on Feb. 20 that the price of bitcoin and ethereum seemed high. This comment came at a time when the cryptocurrencies have hit very high recorded as bitcoin is now priced at $1 trillion in market-capitalization threshold. Musk on bitcoin and ethereum Musk, whose recent tweets have sparked a debate about cryptocurrency, make the comment on his official Twitter account while replying to a user who said that gold was better than both cryptocurrency and cash. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said in a tweet that money is just data that allows people to avoid the inconvenience of barter and that bitcoin and ethereum do seem high. Earlier in the week, Musk remarked that he found the prospect of holding bitcoin adventurous for an S&P 500 company. Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency in the world, and as of Feb. 20 it has hit a new high in Asia trading and extended a two-month rally a day after the digital currency's market capitalization recorded more than $1 trillion. Meanwhile, Ethereum or ether, is the second-largest cryptocurrency by daily volume and market capitalization. Musk is very expressive about his opinion of digital currencies and defended Tesla's purchase of $1.5 billion of bitcoin, which has started the mainstream interest in the cryptocurrency. Elon Musk on bitcoin purchase Musk stated that the inability to get a return on Tesla's cash was behind the decision to purchase $1.5 billion of bitcoin. Musk posted on Twitter on Feb. 18 that when flat currency has negative real interest, only a fool wouldn't look elsewhere. The real interest rates are negative when the rate of inflation exceeds the nominal interest rate. However, the real yields have been moving higher in recent weeks as the investors fear the unprecedented amount of monetary stimulus and fiscal stimulus will bring back inflation. The real yield, which lasted 10 years, was -0.8% on Feb. 19 while the real yield that lasted 30 years was positive, according to Fox Business. ...

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02-23-2021 Science&Technology
NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Plan



Editor's Note: This release was updated on Feb. 22 to correct the metric unit for the speed at which the rover's wheels made contact with the surface to kph. New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars. From the moment of parachute inflation, the camera system covers the entirety of the descent process, showing some of the rover’s intense ride to Mars’ Jezero Crater. The footage from high-definition cameras aboard the spacecraft starts 7 miles (11 kilometers) above the surface, showing the supersonic deployment of the most massive parachute ever sent to another world, and ends with the rover’s touchdown in the crater. A microphone attached to the rover did not collect usable data during the descent, but the commercial off-the-shelf device survived the highly dynamic descent to the surface and obtained sounds from Jezero Crater on Feb. 20. About 10 seconds into the 60-second recording, a Martian breeze is audible for a few seconds, as are mechanical sounds of the rover operating on the surface. ...

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02-23-2021 Science&Technology
WATCH: Tesla Solar Roof Clears Snow Off, Power Generation Even on Winter Situations!



Tesla has created one of the best smart home solutions for all weather conditions including the harsh winter that has struck 2021 during the time of the pandemic, still offering its power services despite interruptions. The Tesla Solar Roof has proven itself to be one of the must-haves in all homes in the country as it clears snow-covered roofs to generate electric power. For most cases, people would either go up to their roofs or hire cleaners to remove snow above their heads, for their solar paneling and roofing to function as needed during the winter season. However, the smart home solution from the popular car manufacturer and clean energy company, Tesla, gave the public one less thing to worry about. The Tesla Solar Roof has done so much for the Winter and snow submerged areas in the country, particularly in Texas where several power interruptions and power shortages have occurred. Despite this, Tesla Powerwall and Solar Roof users have reported that electricity was still circulating in their homes, and have not experienced any outages. Tesla Solar Roof Clears Snow Off it Surface Overnight A YouTuber named Jason Lassen has documented the events on a house that they were building in Wisconsin where they have chosen Tesla's Glass Solar Roof for the paneling over their heads. Moreover, the YouTuber has shown that his house is nearly finished but has the Tesla Solar Roof already installed and readily-functioning. Lassen featured drone shots from the day before, which is a Thursday, during the 2021 winter season in the state. Here, he focuses on how the entire neighborhood was covered in snow. He even went out during the nightly snowstorm, where the house was overall covered, even the solar roof. However, upon the morning visit the day after, Lassen shows that the roof had little to almost cleared snow on the solar roof's surface. Here, he shows the vicinity of the house where the snow from the roof fell, along with a drone shot of the entire neighborhood where the only snow-cleared roof was theirs, which has the Tesla Solar Roof. How Does it Work? According to a forum in Tesla's Solar Roof, this technology was debuted alongside the initial release and offer of the roofing from the clean energy company because of a variety of reasons including safety. Old or even remodeled roofs may collapse during blizzards or severe snowstorms, along with buildups potentially damaging cars and structures near it. The technology has been added by Tesla to melt snow off the roof and slowly remove the accumulated snow by sliding off gradually as it melts down. With this gradual process, vehicles, humans, a

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02-22-2021 Science&Technology
Canon to Bring Back Eye-Controlled Autofocus Feature with New Mirrorless Line of Cameras



Canon had released a very interesting feature years ago, back when film cameras were very popular. The said feature was the autofocus points that was controlled by the user's eye. The feature unfortunately was never adapted when the cameras transition to the digital side, but that may change soon because a new patent showing Canon is researching the possibility of adding the future to its line of mirrorless cameras. Canon eye-controlled autofocus feature Northlight Images found a new patent that improves upon a previous patent for eye-controlled autofocus back in 2019 by adding the ability to identify the user and its subject memory, according to DPReview. The feature was seen in the past on cameras just like the EOS 3. It followed the user's eye in the camera's viewfinder, determining where the frame they were looking at and using that to choose the closest autofocus point to the user's subject. Also Read:Canon Mirrorless Cameras List for 2021: Specs, Price, Release Date and More The feature worked very well and with three decades of improvements it may even work so much better today. It had many devoted users at the time too. Of course, the feature was not made for everyone, but one could just turn it off it they wish to. The eye-focus feature can be useful for a wide variety of situations, like for sports shooters or for photojournalists covering quick action that moves about the frame rather fast. Just like any patent, the eye-controlled autofocus patent does not mean that it will make it to a product, but there is a possibility that it will if all goes well during development, according to FTStoppers. Canon's new features Aside from the rumored comeback of the eye-controlled autofocus, Canon has been busy in developing new features for its current and future line of cameras. Currently, Canon is focusing on EOS R Systems that enables more freedom in lens design. This is due to a wider lens mount diameter, high-speed system and short back focus for transmitting data from camera to lens. This results in an imaging system that delivers better image quality and better ease-of-use. The new full-frame mirrorless camera that is now under development is said to fully leverage the advantages of the EOS R System to realize high-speed uninterrupted shooting and 8K video recording, as well as expanding the boundaries of visual expression. Also, it can contribute to better workflows thanks to the improved transmission functionality, reliability and operability. These types of enhancements will help the new line of cameras elevate the EOS Series concept of comfort, speed and high-image-quality to improved level. Canon's EOS R5 will have a newly developed CMOS sensor that makes advanced features possible like high-speed uninterrupted shooting up to 20 frames per second using an electronic shutter and up to 12 FPS using a mechanical shutter in order to facilitate shooting of athletes at sporting events and other fast-mov

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