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Letterkenny gardaí take in new paw patrol recruit – is it yours?

first_imgA dog is staying in Letterkenny garda station for ‘arrest’ today after being found lost on Pearse Road last night.A search has been launched for the pup’s owner – but they may not want to leave while gardaí host their charity coffee morning today!Treats will be plentiful all morning from 10.30am and everyone is welcome to enjoy them in aid of Mary’s Meals. But the little dog can’t have all the pawty food to himself, so if you are its owner, please contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100.Lost dog in Letterkenny Garda Station – All queries to Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100. Letterkenny gardaí take in new paw patrol recruit – is it yours? was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

Jean Barton: Beef ‘n Brew, bull sales and chamber dinner

first_imgDon’t forget, tonight starting at 5 is the 7th annual Beef ‘n Brew, hosted by Tehama County CattleWomen and the Downtown Red Bluff Business Association.Thirty different locations will be pouring craft beers, and 22 different beef appetizers will be available.There will be a Vic Woolery tri tip wrap, and a cup of beer, plus dancing to Northern Heat at the Cone Kimball Plaza until 10 p.m.Tickets at $25 can be purchased at Plum Crazy, The Loft and The Gold Exchange. After 4 p.m. there will be a …last_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

HIV/Aids fight moves to mobile

first_imgJanine ErasmusThere’s a new weapon in the fight against HIV/Aids: the mobile phone. South Africa’s Project Masiluleke (Zulu for “to counsel”) is set to use mobile technology to help millions of people access treatment and more via their handsets.Known simply as Project M, the initiative is the brainchild of the Pop!Tech Accelerator, an extension of the annual Pop!Tech conference in Massachusetts, US. The accelerator facilitates projects launched during the conference, an event that sees hundreds of visionary thinkers across the fields of science, technology, business, design, the arts, education, government and culture meeting to explore cutting-edge ideas that are aimed at shaping the future.Project M was launched during the most recent three-day annual conference held in October 2007 and is expected to become operational in South Africa during the first half of 2008.Using mobile messaging, people will be informed about dates, times and locations of HIV/Aids clinics in their areas, where they can be tested for infection, where they can contact a healthcare worker or get counselling, and other general information that will help to de-stigmatise the disease. Those already undergoing treatment will receive regular encouragement.Other players in Project M include creative consultancy Frog Design, the national Department of Health, and iTeach, an HIV/Aids and tuberculosis care and information programme.Frog Design will take existing software, used by patients in the US, and customise it culturally and linguistically for South African users. The company will work closely with local teams to ensure that they have a firm understanding of the cultural and economic situation.“With Project Masiluleke, we have an incredible opportunity to collaborate with Pop!Tech and its partners to implement design strategy and thinking that will make a tremendous difference,” says Doreen Lorenzo, president and COO of Frog Design.‘Everyone has a cell phone’Pop!Tech’s decision to start working in South Africa was heavily influenced by South African Aids activist Zinhle Thabethe, recently named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers for 2008, and a Pop!Tech community member.Thabethe is outreach director of iTeach, working with Dr Krista Dong of Massachusetts General Hospital, who is the founder of iTeach. The organisation tackles the tuberculosis and HIV pandemic head-on in Thabethe’s home province of KwaZulu-Natal, using a variety of resources. These include encouraging and educating people through the Sinikithemba (“we give hope”) clinic and choir, speaking at international symposia such as Pop!Tech, and now, embracing mobile technology.“To deal with the scope of this problem, to even begin to make a dent, we need new ideas, crazy ideas,” says Dong. “And everyone, everyone has a cell phone.”Reaching those in remote areasSays Thabethe, “With Project M we’re aiming to bring in technology to accelerate access to care for people, especially those in rural areas.” The rationale behind this, she explains, is that bringing people to care at an earlier stage benefits all stakeholders, from the government right down to the family.The longer a person waits before seeking help, she says, the more intensive is the treatment they ultimately need. This can cost not only the Department of Health dearly, but also the community, because that person often ends up so ill that they cannot contribute meaningfully, and the family, because in many cases a breadwinner will have been lost or a person needs intense care.Using mobile phones to encourage people to pursue treatment as soon as possible will make a big difference, not only for the already overburdened South African health system but also for the individual.“We’ve established that today about 90% of urban and rural South Africans have access to a mobile phone,” says Thabethe. “We want to capitalise on that because it’s a good medium for our message. And we don’t have to re-invent the wheel.“We’re going to bring the information to the people, because not everyone has access to a newspaper or television. Also, these two media have been known to portray HIV in a negative light but we will be taking positive action.”Thabethe emphasises that the more resources are utilised, the greater the chances of success. “For instance, about 80% of HIV-infected South Africans will consult a traditional healer at some point in their lives, so healers need to be integrated into our strategy because they are often the first entry point into treatment.”The relationship between traditional healers and doctors is important, says Thabethe, because while traditional healers are open to learning new ways of treatment, they know that they cannot treat Aids. They therefore refer people to healthcare based on Western medicine – but there are many Western doctors who have not yet shown confidence in traditional methods. Getting doctors and healers to work more closely together is one of the challenges addressed by iTeach.Using a variety of strategiesThere are also plans to bring South African-developed free instant messaging programme Mxit on board, Thabethe says. Using Mxit’s communication capabilities, those wanting to ask questions or who just want to talk can discuss their concerns with an impartial, yet knowledgeable counsellor, without fear that their families will be notified.“Staying healthy in rural areas is not easy. Often to ask a simple question at community level is difficult, because of the stigma attached or simply because there is nobody qualified to help. If we use a platform that people – especially the youth – are enthusiastic about, such as Mxit, our message will have much more of an impact.”According to an August 2007 article published on biz-community, a South African marketing and media information portal, the number of registered users of Mxit at that time was around 4.8 million. Most of them are South African, although Mxit is used in more than 120 countries around the world.Recruiting celebrities to help spread the message is another effective approach and, as with Mxit, will target the most vulnerable section of the population in terms of HIV infection – the youth. Local kwaito superstar Zola has already expressed interest in becoming involved, according to Thabethe.Even “please call me” messages are a potentially valuable tool in the Project M plan. Extensively used across all South African mobile networks, these free messages are not only a way of getting a recipient to call back when one’s airtime is low, but nowadays have advertisements attached for everything from local airlines to car hire to short-term insurance.Mobile advertising specialists OTL, or On-the-Line, report that between 18 and 20-million “please call me” messages are delivered each day across South African mobile networks.Bringing in the big gunsRepresentatives from Pop!Tech and Frog Design visited South Africa in mid-February to meet with the South African contingent.The Pop!Tech Accelerator provides operational and project management and solicits other forms of support, including human resources, corporate partnerships, financial contributions, skills training, and media coverage.Pop!Tech curator Andrew Zolli, who was recently named a fellow of the National Geographic Society, has been in talks with major South African mobile providers, and there is a move to bring local business on board as well. Says Thabethe, business is also affected by HIV/Aids when employees become ill. They should therefore be closely involved too, helping to preserve our society.“We can’t expect the Department of Health to do it all,” she says. “There is a role for everyone to play – the department, business, and the community.”Related articlesNational Geographic lauds Zinhle ThabetheHealthcare in South AfricaHIV/Aids in South AfricaUseful linksPop!Tech – Project MasilulekeDepartment of HealthSinikithembaSinikithemba choir on National GeographicFrog DesignNational Geographicbiz-communityMxitZolalast_img read more


December 19, 2019 0

Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Beijing

first_imgRWW’s Never Mind the Valley series:AustinBangaloreBeijingBostonBoulderIsraelLondonLos AngelesNew YorkPortland Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Organizations like the Great Wall Club and China Entrepreneurs offer opportunities to network and gain mentorship, while Mobile Monday and Web Wednesday offer regular events for those looking to discuss the latest trends. Meanwhile, research firms like Analysys, iResearch and China ICT host larger conferences for annual business development opportunities.With 35 million unique visitors per month to his site, CEO Fritz Demopoulos’ Qunar is China’s leading online travel company. Some of the advantages Demopoulos lists in keeping his business in China is the close proximity to the world’s largest internet market, the thriving startup ecosystem with professional firms and universities, and a large number of capable professionals willing to work in a startup business.OperationsSays Demopoulos, “I’ve lived in China for many years and I’ve been involved in media and internet projects for nearly a decade. Globalization provides talent, resources, and the chance to deploy anywhere and seek returns. I’m no exception.” Says Victor Tong, an angel investor in WebPlus and former director at Talentsoft, “China has built up a market-oriented economy and the business environment is quite free now. Meanwhile, great development in information technology provides companies a lot of support in their business operation…Doing business in China is a great experience. The 1.3 billion person consumer market is a temptation that’s too hard to resist. “ A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… While areas like Shanghai’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and PKU-HKUST Shenzhen-Hong Kong Institution have sprung up as tech hubs, there’s no denying that Beijing’s Zhongguancun National Innovation Model Park is considered the country’s tech epicenter. Nestled in the northwest corner of the city, the region plays host to the University of Beijing, Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Science. Since the early eighties, major players like Baidu, Sina and Sohu have skyrocketed to success while sharing the land with global companies like Nokia, IBM and Microsoft. Today, the region tax breaks and opportunities for large and small companies alike. While Facebook often boasts of its 350 million users, in China alone there are 340 million netizens with the majority opting to use alternative social sites like 51.comQZone and RenRen.Emerging MarketsSays Barrett Parkman, International Business Development Manager at Mobile Internet Great Wall Club, “Having user generated content as the core of a company here is risky business. Not to say UGC isn’t alive and well, it’s just that companies have to take strong measures to restrict it to uncontroversial topics. This is another reason that the gaming sector and virtual goods industry are growing so rapidly since they are generally uncontroversial in nature.” Because of China’s leadership in the gaming sector, CMUNE CEO Ludovic Bodin is taking Chinese revenue models and applying them to his Western-launched products such as Paradise Paintball. Says Bodin, “China is one of the most advanced country in the world for online gaming and has strong knowledge of the sale of virtual goods as a primary business model. CMUNE is taking the best practices in China and adapting for a non-Chinese context and audience. Developing here gives us an advantage to later launch into the Chinese market. “Plus Eight Star CEO Benjamin Joffe further addresses China’s meteoric growth in gaming and virtual goods. Joffe frequently presents emerging trends in China’s mobile, telecom and Internet markets. Explains Joffe, “The online gaming market is still booming despite being already very large. There are nine companies listed on NASDAQ and Hong Kong stock exchanges including Tencent.” Joffe argues that while many Chinese companies began similar to their Western counterparts, founders quickly realized the need to generate revenue beyond the ad model. As the leading community portal in China, Tencent earned more than $1.5 billion dollars in revenue last year with 90% of that generated through virtual goods. In addition to watching the social gaming space, Joffe suggests that technologists look for interesting plays from the business social networking space and from a unique matchmaking service with a hybrid call center/online component called Zhenai. FundingThere is no shortage of venture capital firms in China. Groups such as GSR Ventures, Sequoia China and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers are all present for those seeking large-scale funding. As well, Huang Shengli’s China Renaissance and a number of other firms help broker private equity deals. On the other hand, entrepreneurs with more modest needs can find fundraising challenging. Says Richard Robinson, CEO of casual gaming site Kooky Panda, “Later stage VC funding is advanced and even frothy here in the Middle Kingdom and the early stage is still quite nascent.” Robinson goes to explain how much of the angel funding in China comes from friends, family and industry insiders. Nevertheless, that environment is improving as new groups step up with seed money and mentorship for early-stage investors. Former president of Google China Dr. Kai-Fu Lee launched Innovation Works as a $115 million dollar venture fund for early-stage entrepreneurs. The fund focuses on web, mobile and cloud computing technologies targeted at the greater Chinese market and investors include YouTube cofounder Steve Chen and makers of Lenovo, Legend Group. Additional sources for angel funding include associations such as the Asia America MultiTechnology Association angel group, the China Business Angel Network and The Chinese Founders Fund. Says Dr. Jovan Hsu founding partner of the Chinese Founders Fund, “There are few funds looking to invest in companies where the valuation is less than $10 million dollars and private equity firms are even higher. Early stage companies need more angel funds. The Chinese Founders Fund finds itself in a good position in the investment food chain in China. We’re providing smart money.”Mentorship and Learning Tags:#Never Mind the Valley#start#startups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… It’s Data Privacy Day and when it comes to generating privacy-related buzz in the blogosphere, there are few governments as controversial as China. From Google’s recent security issues, to blocked social media sites to the proposed Green Dan censorship program, Western netizens have always had a tenuous relationship with China. As part of our Never Mind the Valley series, ReadWriteWeb spoke to several investors and entrepreneurs to find out what it’s like to run a startup beyond what many describe as the “Great Firewall”. last_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

CloudApp Raises $4.3 Million to Expand Visual Communication

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Presentation Management: Key Component to the E… Tags:#cloudapp#sales#video#visual communication AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Video has long been talked about as the medium that you NEED to be on as a business. According to Cisco, 79% of all internet traffic was video as of 2018. Video streaming, video conferencing, video content are shaping the way consumers are interacting with brands online. Zoom is the latest unicorn in the tech field and may already be in your toolkit, but it’s a company called CloudApp that you should keep an eye on.On May 29th, CloudApp announced a seed round investment of $4.3 Million. The video solution sits in the collaboration and productivity space and is currently used by 53% of the Fortune 500. Through its screen recording, GIF editing, and snipping tools it provides solutions to various business units the most impressive of which are customer support, engineering, and sales.CloudApp is a new way to talk to your customerHave you ever been involved in a live chat with a customer service agent and they just aren’t quite able to articulate to you how to solve an issue? They send over steps, FAQ pages, replicate but just can’t quite get there?CloudApp video collaboration tools allow for agents to close tickets faster with visual representations of how to solve an issues. Those videos can then be stored on the cloud and referenced later or reproduced on a more visual/video based FAQ page.Add personalization to long sales cyclesThe average sales cycle can last 6-9 months for an enterprise business. That is a long time for an account executive to keep in touch with various decision makers. Companies like G2Crowd have been using CloudApp to both create and nurture pipeline. With CloudApps ability to enable screen and webcam recording, you can send a more personal message about your thoughts on a white paper or article that you are sharing with a customer to keep in touch.With this feature, you can also create a personal meeting touch point without trying to fit into a customer’s busy schedule. Record yourself talking through contract highlights, customer case studies, etc and send those over to speed up the sales cycle.Reduce meetingsTired of meetings taking up your schedule? The screen recording from CloudApp can also provide a nice way to skip a meeting. You will find that the speed of collaboration through its integrations with Slack, Trello, GitHub, ZenDesk, and other common workplace tools will create less of need for ad hoc meetings.As we move to a more remote workforce, it becomes even more important to create personal touchpoints that aren’t necessarily in a meeting setting and may be more natural.Connect remote workers and onboard new employeesVideo conferencing and video collaboration can be a great equalizer in connecting a remote workforce. The visual nature can tie together a team and connect leaders to those who may be in different time zones and working hours. The video usage can extend to onboarding employees as well by creating quick videos on how to create a report in a specific tool, login to project management software, or find a piece of data.Share files quickly and collaborate on materialOne more sneaky ability of CloudApp is the file sharing nature it provides. You can use the screen recording, snipping, and GIF editing tool to create a short link to post into a blog or Slack. Also, you can simply drag and drop a file into the noticeable cloud icon your desktop to create a short link to send to someone.CloudApp operates on a freemium model with Pro accounts for individuals looking for more storage, HD quality video, and a few other features. It also has Team and Enterprise grade tools that boast SSO functionality, customizable links, guaranteed uptime, and dedicated customer success team. This company has a bright future and if you are looking to jump into video and the cloud, there’s an app for that CloudApp, available on Mac, Win, iOS, and Chrome. Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWritelast_img read more


December 15, 2019 0

Rinelle Harper ready to repeat call for inquiry at roundtable in Ottawa

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA – Rinelle Harper, the 16 year-old girl who survived a brutal attack in Winnipeg to become the embodiment of the violence faced by Indigenous women, plans to call for a national inquiry if she speaks during the national roundtable in Ottawa Friday.Harper, who is sitting next to Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde at the main table, said during the lunch break she hadn’t spoken yet during the meeting and was unsure if she would.Harper, however, came prepared with handwritten notes she’d use if the moment came and she decided to speak to the roundtable delegates, who range from premiers to federal cabinet ministers to the families of murdered and missing Indigenous women.Harper allowed APTN National News to view a part of her notes. She had them tightly folded in her pant pocket.“For me, the inquiry would help women to come forward and report the assaults that happened to them,” said a portion of Harper’s notes. “The inquiry would be a chance for women and their families to heal from the past.”Harper was found along the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg by a passerby on the morning of Nov. 8, 2014. She had been left for dead. Winnipeg police said Harper was attacked twice, the second time after she crawled out of the river.Police charged a 20 year-old male and a 17 year-old male in connection with the attack. Both the accused were First Nation males.Not all family members of the missing and murdered are in favour of an inquiry.Elisapee Sheutiapik, from Iqaluit, said the money that would be spent on an inquiry would be better used by services.“With the money you are going to spend on an inquiry get us mental health workers, get us housing,” she said. “We don’t need an inquiry.”Sheutiapik’s teenage sister Mary Ann Birmingham was found stabbed to death in Iqaluit 29 years ago. The murder is still unsolved.A man from Iqaluit named Jopie Atsiqtaq was initially charged with the murder, but a judge determined during a preliminary hearing there was not enough evidence to proceed to full trail.Atsiqtaq was later convicted for the 1986 murder of a man and his [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more


October 14, 2019 0

US Open Serena Williams Defeats Suarez Navarro 60 60

Carla Suarez Navarro must feel a little embarrassed right now. In the U.S. Open quarterfinals match, she lost against No. 1 seed  Serena Williams 6-0, 6-0.Williams has been looking great so far at this year’s Open. If she can get two more wins she’ll be queen of the tournament again, her fifth title at the event and 17th major championship overall.Tuesday night, Williams left 18th seed Suarez Navarro of Spain scoreless. Williams won 53 of 71 points and dominated throughout the match. The first set only took 19 minutes and the rest of the match’s pace was set from there on.Williams will play China’s Li Na in Friday’s semifinals. read more


September 30, 2019 0

Quantum communication through synergy

first_img The best of both worlds: How to solve real problems on modern quantum computers This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Quantum communication through synergy (2009, January 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-quantum-synergy.html Conventional wisdom, when applied to quantum communication, seems to say that one must have a private channel in order to communicate privately. Nonprivate channels, the thinking goes, should not be able to send quantum information. It is this very thinking that Smith, along with colleague John Smolin, at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, could be overturning. In theory, and with the help of some mathematical equations, Smith and Smolin show that it might be possible to combine nonprivate channels to create a channel that would transmit quantum information – and communicate privately at greater distances than currently possible. Their reasoning can be found in Physical Review Letters: “Can Nonprivate Channels Transmit Quantum Information?”“If you had a channel that didn’t allow you to communicate privately,” Smith points out, “you would think you have a weak resource. But when you start looking at these channels, and you start looking at their limits, you begin to see something else.” This “something else,” Smith continues, includes qualities that allow nonprivate channels to combine in a way that allows them to possibly become useful for quantum communication.“There are these features that allow the some of the nonprivate channels to interact with each other in a synergestic way to become useful. Interestingly, this is not something that happens classically. But it could happen with quantum information channels.”Smith says that even though individually these channels might look weak, when they are put together, it is possible that they would have the ability to carry more quantum information than the sum of their individual capacities combined. “In our paper, we are presenting ideas of how to design protocols that allow higher rates of quantum communication, over longer distances, than what we can currently do right now.”Even though this method of quantum communication looks promising, Smith admits that not all of the components are properly understood. Like so much in quantum mechanics, it appears that something could or does happen, but the why isn’t always easy to grasp. “Right now,” he says, “we’re trying to better understand the individual resources, and some of their bounds. We are trying to develop a way to quantify what the resources actually are. We’re starting to develop a feel for what different classes of channels might be made of, but we don’t have good characterization yet.”Part of understanding characterization, and quantifying the components of quantum communication, Smith continues, is the idea of figuring out the why behind this phenomenon. “We have information that shows that some of these nonprivate channels are useless for quantum communication, but when you combine them, they are quite useful. Why is this?”“There is something strange going on here. But if we can get to the bottom of it, we should be able to improve upon our ability with quantum communication dramatically.”Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.center_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — When most people think of quantum communication, they think in terms of private communication channels – the ability to send messages without a third-party deciphering them. Indeed, quantum cryptography represents a method of sending information that cannot be eavesdropped upon. Without the proper key for decoding the intercepted message, all an interloper would receive is gibberish. To make quantum cryptography work, Graeme Smith tells PhysOrg.com, “We try to understand the protocols and use specially designed channels to send messages and also to shed light on the general theory of privacy in quantum mechanics.”last_img read more


August 31, 2019 0

Robotic boats to travel across Pacific Ocean

first_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com The self-propelled Wave Gliders use wave energy for propulsion. Image credit: Liquid Robotics On the above-water part of the Wave Glider, solar cells recharge a battery that powers data sensors and transmitters. Underwater fins use wave energy for propulsion. Image credit: Liquid Robotics The Wave Gliders are the flagship product of Liquid Robotics, which is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The Pacific voyages will not only demonstrate that such a task is feasible for robotic ocean vehicles, but will also be used to collect lots of data on features such as water salinity, temperature, oxygen content, conductivity, depth, crude oil fluorescence, wave features, wind features, and the weather. The Wave Gliders will use only wave energy for propulsion with the help of underwater fins, so no refueling is required. Solar cells on the tops of the vehicles will recharge the battery that powers the data sensors and transmitters.All this data will be transmitted in real-time via satellites and made freely available to anyone who registers with Liquid Robotics. Liquid Robotics and Ocean in Google Earth are providing a platform for registered users to follow the expedition virtually. To encourage scientists to use this data, the company is hosting the “PacX Challenge.” By submitting a one-page abstract outlining their scientific intentions with the data, researchers have the chance to win six months’ free use of a Wave Glider to collect whatever data they want. Explore further East Coast gliders yield valuable marine life data The Wave Gliders are named after famous oceanographers and navigators: Piccard Maru (after Jacques Piccard, who explored the Mariana Trench) and Fontaine Maru (after Matthew Fontaine Maury, who wrote the first extensive book on oceanography) are bound for Japan. Benjamin (after Benjamin Franklin, who helped chart the Gulf Stream) and Papa Mau (after Pius “Mau” Piailug, a Micronesian navigator who helped test lost Hawaiian navigational techniques) are bound for Australia.Liquid Robotics also sells the Wave Gliders to customers including energy companies, who use them to monitor offshore rigs, and government organizations. The Wave Gliders cost about $200,000 each. Liquid Robotics predicts future applications could include monitoring currents in shipping lanes, guarding wild fisheries, running offshore fish farms, and understanding of the role of the oceans in the earth’s carbon cycle.“These Wave Gliders are much like small ‘spacecraft’ that open up new opportunities for robotic exploration,” said Ed Lu, chief of innovative applications at Liquid Robotics, in a press release. “I challenge all scientists who are interested in advancing ocean exploration to take advantage of this unique opportunity. What scientific questions can we address with this new and unique data set?” (PhysOrg.com) — Last Thursday, November 17, four unmanned Wave Gliders left the coast of San Francisco and began a 300-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. The vehicles, which are self-propelled and remotely piloted, will travel together to Hawaii and then two will head to Japan and the other two to Australia. The trips will cover about 37,000 miles (60,000 km), setting a Guinness World Record for the longest distance ever traveled by an unmanned ocean vehicle. More information: http://www.liquidr.com/pacxvia: IEEE Spectrum Citation: Robotic boats to travel across Pacific Ocean (2011, November 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-robotic-boats-pacific-ocean.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


August 31, 2019 0