Trump’s plotting for a pre-election vaccine carries real dangers for your health

The Trump administration is plainly counting on a vaccine for COVID-19 becoming approved by the Nov. 3 election, in the expectation that news of the discovery will inspire a tide of public optimism that will sweep Trump to reelection.

Here’s a more judicious counsel about how you should be reacting to the administration’s push for rapid approval of a vaccine: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Premature approval of a COVID-19 vaccine will sabotage public confidence in its safety. That in turn will give fuel to the anti-vaccine movement, undermining public health by allowing a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles.

When I hear things like ’emergency use authorization’ I get very worried, because we’ve never done that for a vaccine that’s going to be given to a large segment of the population.

Dr. Peter Hotez, Baylor School of Medicine

Trump’s attacks on the Food and Drug Administration, which must

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Rivian to test its electric pickup’s ‘adventure’ capability in Rebelle Rally

Rivian is going to test its claim that its R1T electric pickup is adventure-capable in the Rebelle Rally next month.

Ever since coming out of stealth mode with their electric vehicles, Rivian made it clear that they are targeting people who get the most out of their trucks: People who like to go on adventures.

They specifically call their R1T pickup and R1S SUV “electric adventure vehicles.”

Rivian already tested the R1T’s mantel as a support vehicle on The Long Way Up trip in Harley Davidson’s Livewire.

Now they are going to put it to the test in the Rebelle Rally, a 2,000-km (1,243-mile) rally across California and Nevada:

The Rebelle Rally is the longest competitive off-road navigation rally in the United States. The remote rally will take place over 10 days and 2,000 kilometers of stunning roads, dirt roads, trails, dunes, and designated open off-highway vehicle areas across Nevada

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More Zegna Than Brooks Brothers

In 1914, brothers Alfieri, Ettore and Ernesto from Bologna, Italy founded a company that bore their family name: Maserati. In 1926, they produce their first original automobile, the Tipo 26. Over the next century, the company produces race cars, sports cars, luxury coupes, sedans and convertibles — some memorable, some forgettable. In 1966, Maserati unveils the Ghibli, a two-door sports car designed by Giugiaro and named for a hot desert wind. The original Ghibli goes out of production in 1973. The nameplate is revived for a two-door coupe in 1992, a car which is built until 1998. In 2013, Ghibli rises again to join the Maserati lineup, this time as a four-door luxury sedan.

Things have changed in the automotive landscape since the last time Ghibli rolled along. Maserati is now part of a large automotive group,

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Intel’s DAOS tops the IO500 speed challenge for HPC storage

Intel’s Distributed Application Object Storage (DAOS) object storage system – now open-sourced, but developed to make use of its super-fast Optane storage – came out top this summer in the IO500, which measures high-performance computing (HPC) hardware, software and file system combinations against each other.

DAOS arrived in 2015, and is an object storage system designed around Intel’s 3D Xpoint Optane technology, which provides something approaching the high-speed access capabilities of RAM but with persistent storage.

Intel wants DAOS to be a successor to the Lustre file system, which it previously held rights to but sold to DDN in 2018. In the November 2019 IO500, Lustre came third with a score of 453.68 while DAOS was second with 933.64, just behind winner WekaIO with its Matrix system.

Two tiers of Optane plus SSD

The IO500 test measures throughput and the speed of access to files between a compute node chosen

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Chelsio Adopts Synopsys DesignWare 56G Ethernet PHY IP to Accelerate Development of High-Performance Computing SoC

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —


  • Chelsio selected Synopsys’ DesignWare 56G Ethernet PHY IP to accelerate development of its high-speed Ethernet adapter targeting smart NIC and server applications
  • The DesignWare 56G Ethernet PHY with optimized floorplan supports PAM-4 signaling and high-performance algorithms for reliable Ethernet links
  • Continuous calibration and adaptation algorithms deliver robust performance across voltage and temperature variations for operation in harsh conditions

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that Chelsio has adopted its silicon-proven DesignWare® 56G Ethernet PHY IP to accelerate development of Chelsio’s System-on-Chip (SoC) design targeting high-performance smart network interface card (NIC) and server applications. Chelsio selected the Synopsys DesignWare 56G Ethernet PHY IP due to its support for a wide range of data rates from 1.25 Gbps to 56 Gbps across standards such as Ethernet, PCI Express, OIF, and JESD. The DesignWare 56G Ethernet PHY with firmware-controlled algorithms including continuous

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Artificial intelligence manages congenital cataract with individualized prediction and telehealth computing

Dataset collection and preparation for agent training

The pipeline for our study is shown in Fig. 1. The training dataset included clinical records of 594 CC patients before and after surgery, and 4881 of their follow-up images from January 2011 to December 2016. The eligible criteria of patients included diagnosis of CC, informed consent, and completed records of baseline information, lesion condition, comorbidities, surgical procedures, and complications in the first follow-up year. The eligible images for training were defined as the anterior segment images covering the posterior lens capsule by retro-illumination using slit-lamp photography. All these records were derived from routine examinations at the Childhood Cataract Program of the Chinese Ministry of Health (CCPMOH)18.

Fig. 1: Study pipeline for agent training, validation, application, and testing.

a Multidimensional clinical records of 594 congenital cataract patients were collected for prediction module training (279 VAO: 315 non-VAO; 341 high IOP: 253

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Long-awaited Celera 500L ‘bullet’ plane is finally revealed

The whispers started three years ago.

A mysterious bullet-shaped plane was spotted at the Southern California Logistics Airport near Victorville in April 2017. Its unusual design prompted immediate speculation, with military website The War Zone being the first to report that the aircraft was the work of California-based Otto Aviation — and that development was very much under wraps.

Now, in the late summer of the strangest year in aviation history, the Celera 500L has finally been revealed to the world, with the launch of a new website and a bunch of very cool new photos.

What we’re looking at is a six-person private craft that promises to fly at jet speeds, but with eight times lower fuel consumption, and a range that’s twice that of a comparably sized craft.

Bold claims indeed. Otto Aviation says on its website that 31 successful test flights have so far been performed, with

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Free Windows VPNs: are they worth downloading and which ones are good?

If you’re concerned about your online privacy or have ever been frustrated when trying to access certain types of internet content only to find it’s not available in your region, then using the best VPN is the solution.

VPN stands for virtual private network, and when you use one, all your data travels along an encrypted tunnel, keeping it secure and private from anyone who might be snooping on your connection.

If you’ve never used one before, you might be looking for a free VPN to test the waters with. In this guide, we explain the pros and cons of using a free Windows VPN and present some options worthy of your consideration.

If you want to see the best free Windows VPNs right away, click the ‘Jump To’ tab at the top of the page. If you want to learn a little more, just keep scrolling.

How does a

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Field Test: Revel Ranger – It Just Wants to Party


Revel Ranger

Words by Mike Levy, photography by Margus Riga
The all-new Ranger is the third bike in Revel’s lineup (remember, the company has only been around for a few years), and it’s also the ”smallest” in their catalog, with 115mm of rear-wheel-travel and a 120mm SID Ultimate on the other end. It’s rolling on 29″ wheels, of course, and Revel makes some bold claims about it, saying that it was made “to enjoy the ups as much as the downs,” and also that it’d be ”right at home at the start line of a race.

So yeah, I think they’re saying it’s fast?

There are three Rangers to choose from – the one pictured here is the $7,199 USD middle child; the AXS-equipped version goes for $9,999, and the GX bike for half that.

Ranger Details

• Travel: 115mm rear / 120mm

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Spirent Automation Helps Leading Malaysia Telecommunication Provider Speed Up Product Development

Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT), a leading provider of test, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, today announced the successful deployment of its Velocity Lab as a Service (LaaS) solution by a leading telecommunication provider in Malaysia to fully automate its largest test facility. Using Velocity, the provider has been able to accelerate test capabilities, speed up new product development and improve user experience.” data-reactid=”20″Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT), a leading provider of test, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, today announced the successful deployment of its Velocity Lab as a Service (LaaS) solution by a leading telecommunication provider in Malaysia to fully automate its largest test facility. Using Velocity, the provider has been able

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