Month: September 2020

The Gadget That Turns Any Old Tub Into a Full-On Whirlpool (and It’s Honestly So Much Cheaper)

One of the best things you can do to unwind on vacation is fill the fancy hotel bathtub with warm water, turn on the jets, and soak your bod as you look out the window at the Swedish Alps (yes, I’m daydreaming). Sure, you could take a bath in your—let’s call it what it is—tub… but it’s not quite the same. The next best thing, though? Get yourself this Conair Dual Jet Bath Spa ($50) for a bubbly whirlpool experience in your home tub.

While bath extras like essential oils, CBD, bubbles, and candles can make your soaking sesh pleasant, it’s the whirlpool jets that really make you feel like you’re soaking in luxury. The Jet Bath Spa hangs over the edge of your tub, and the dual jet attachment works underneath the water to bubble your bath into a full-on whirlpool. It’s incredibly simple to set up (like,

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Stanford researchers develop new way to study ocean life

Like spirits passing between worlds, billions of invisible beings rise to meet the starlight, then descend into darkness at sunrise. Microscopic plankton’s daily journey between the ocean’s depths and surface holds the key to understanding crucial planetary processes, but has remained largely a mystery until now. A new Stanford-developed rotating microscope, outlined in a study published Aug. 17 in Nature Methods, offers for the first time a way to track and measure these enigmatic microorganisms’ behaviors and molecular processes as they undertake on their daily vertical migrations. (WATCH VIDEO: https://bit.ly/2Y1yJlP)

“This is a completely new way of studying life in the ocean,” said study first author Deepak Krishnamurthy, a mechanical engineering PhD student at Stanford.

The innovation could provide a new window into the secret life of ocean organisms and ecosystems, said study senior author Manu Prakash, associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford. “It opens

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Does your broadband need a boost? The best deals available for ‘superfast’ internet with a large chunk of people working from home



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Despite the Government encouraging workers to get back to the office, many continue to work from home, either full-time or part-time.

It may now mean households are on the hunt for faster and more reliable internet deal, with an increased strain on their service. 

Holly Niblett, head of digital at Compare the Market, said: ‘We have seen a huge increase in the number of people opting for superfast broadband as working from home has become the new norm for millions of workers. 

‘Superfast broadband has evolved from a luxury to a necessary utility for many households across the country, and as a result it should be accessible to the average household.’   



a woman sitting at a desk: There are a range of broadband deals on offer that those working from home could switch to


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There are a range of broadband deals on offer that those working from home could switch to

A range of new broadband deals have entered the market,

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Six new gadgets that will make you feel like you’re living in the future

New tech products are always hitting the market, but every now and then some are released that are total game-changers. Tech expert Avery Swartz is always on the lookout for the coolest new gadgets, and this time around she has some incredible picks that will make you feel like you’re living in the future. From a foldable smartphone to a wearable keyboard, check out the gallery below for some of the most fascinating tech to hit the shelves this year! Plus, watch the video above for even more from Avery.

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Aytu BioScience Announces Global Agreement to Distribute Pinnacle IVD Corporation’s 15-Minute COVID-19 Antigen Test

Pinnacle Plans to Scale U.S. Manufacturing Capacity to 25 Million Tests Per Month

Cost-Effective 15-Minute Rapid Antigen Test Demonstrates 100% Specificity for COVID-19 Detection When Compared with RT-PCR

ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / September 8, 2020 / Aytu BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company (the “Company”) focused on commercializing novel products that address significant patient needs announced today that the Company has signed an agreement to distribute the Pinnacle CovID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection Test worldwide. The rapid antigen test, which delivers results in fifteen minutes, tests for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen via a nasopharyngeal sample and can be conducted without the use of laboratory equipment.

Pinnacle IVD Corporation plans to scale U.S. manufacturing capacity for the CovID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection Test to 25 million tests per month.

The CovID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection Test was developed by U.S.-based Pinnacle IVD Corporation, a leader in

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Study of Ocean Salinity Reveals Amped-Up Global Water Cycle

Climate change has boosted the amount of evaporation across Earth’s surface, leading to more frequent extreme weather events from megadroughts to monster hurricanes.

Salinity-contrast time series from 1960 to 2017. (Background photo by Xilin Wang.)

(CN) — There is something in the water on planet Earth.

A study published Wednesday reveals climate change has amplified the water cycle, which explains the more frequent extreme weather patterns in recent years.

The water cycle is the continuous movement of water on Earth. It’s the naturally occurring pattern of rain, runoff, evaporation and repeat, but that cycle is being thrown for a loop as Earth heats up according to the study published in the Journal of Climate.

Saltwater and freshwater have been evaporating at higher rates in the last 50 years while rainfall has increased, according to the study authors.

“The new data demonstrate that the existing salinity pattern has amplified. In

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Blue light from a computer or phone can age the skin as badly as the midday Sun

Leading Optometrist, Dhruvin Patel is a specialist in the impact of blue light on eye health – that is light produced by phone and computer screens. 

Blue Light can make it harder to fall asleep and have an impact on the health of eyes

Researchers say exposure to blue light could increase the risk of damage to eyesight and make it harder to fall asleep.

Patel shared his tips for minimising the impact from blue light while working from home or using screens. 

1. Work an arm’s length from the screen

Fully extend your arm and work from a distance – looking from your eyes to the end of your fingertips. 

Use this as a minimum distance to reduce the stress on your eyeballs. 

2. 20/20/20 

Simply put, every 20 minutes, look away from the screen for a minimum of 20 seconds at least 20 feet away. 

This will help

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Twin Vee Launches a Web-based Marketplace and Social Hub to Connect Buyers & Sellers

FORT PIERCE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / September 10, 2020 / Twin Vee PowerCats, Inc. (OTC PINK:TVPC), one of the largest production-based dual hull boat companies in the United States, today launched Twin Vee Connect, a social platform that will innovate the boat buying and boat owning experience for Twin Vee’s customers and dealers. The new site is another technological leap forward that adheres to the commitment Twin Vee made to fostering a genuine connection with its current and future customers. “We created Twin Vee Connect as a customer-to-customer and a business-to-customer site that will target the needs of current and aspiring Twin Vee owners and fans of the brand,” says Joseph C. Visconti, CEO of Twin Vee Powercats, Inc. “Twin Vee Connect is a free platform for everything Twin Vee.”

Marketplace

The new Twin Vee Connect site is, among other things, a marketplace for authorized dealers and current owners to

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Clouds in the ocean: Microsoft touts viability of underwater data centres

Project Natick, Vessel retrieval Stromness, Orkney. Microsoft - Tuesday 7th to Wednesday 15th of July 2020

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In 2014, Microsoft was convinced a sealed container on the ocean floor could provide ways to improve the overall reliability of data centres so, in 2015, it tested its first underwater data centre. 

After working on its design and proving its viability, the company in 2018 deployed a pod full of servers off the coast of Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

The Northern Isles underwater data centre was manufactured by Naval Group and its subsidiary Naval Energies. Orkney Island-based Green Marine was also involved, supporting Naval Group and Microsoft on the deployment, maintenance, monitoring, and retrieval of the data centre, which was operated by Microsoft.

The data centre was deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre, which is a test site for tidal turbines and wave energy converters.

After a few years of testing, the company has stood by its call that underwater data centres are feasible, as well as

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Sarasota tech group seeks computer donations for people in need


Sarasota nonprofit that fixes up and donates computers and more is in need of contributions

Emily Wunderlich
 
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mike Hutchinson and other volunteers at the Suncoast Technology Users Group are accustomed to turning old technology into problems solved. 

But now they’re faced with a new problem: not enough technology to circulate back into the community.

The Sarasota-based nonprofit refurbishes and donates roughly 1,200 computers to people in need every year. This year, STUG has donated roughly half as many due to low numbers of requests and donations.

More: Read more stories about digital access for people in Sarasota-Manatee

Hutchinson says that schools, businesses and nonprofits are usually the organization’s biggest hardware contributors. But as more students and families become reliant on their computers to learn and work from home, those contributions have slowed. 

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, roughly 10% of households

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