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Despite all that work, the project is still ongoing, and the brand says it plans to keep adding more content to the timeline. “The Atlantic is uniquely positioned with such a vast archive to continue this project and we’re also imagining new ways to bring these individualized stories to a collective audience.” A spokesperson from Atlantic Media tells Folio:’s sister site min that the idea grew out of a “sprint,” a Silicon Valley innovation process that the company—which regularly boasts about its startup mentality—recently adopted to stay nimble and innovative. “More than a year ago, TheAtlantic.com Deputy Editor Matt Thompson had the idea to create a product that found a story from The Atlantic’s archives pegged to the midpoint of a reader’s life, which is often a tricky date to summon on the fly, much less remember what was happening in the world at that time,” the spokesperson says. “From there, a team crossing divisions—editorial, special projects, product & development, sales, social and design—spent a week together, collaborating and developing a solid theory of what the tool would be and how it would work.” The Atlantic team fed the computer model more than 1,500 milestones, which were fact-checked and copy edited and paired with photographs and deep linking. “The product team also constructed a complex logic engine to make sure every timeline felt robust, to balance serious events with lighthearted ones, and to make it easy for users to browse from their timelines to related coverage and back,” the spokesperson says. “And the sales and marketing team brought on board an advertiser for launch.” Even better, the project is sponsored by National Geographic in order to promote its “Origins: The Journey of Humankind.” The buy includes two pieces of native content for every timeline launched by a user, plus more traditional ad units wrapped around The Atlantic’s adjacent archival content. We did have one final question: How does it narrow down a lifetime of significant news to about a dozen milestones for any given individual? Essentially it was an editorial process that was led by Thompson and his team. Research, crowdsourced ideas, internal conversations (and perhaps occasional debates) and technology like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, all played a part in the process but the spokesperson says it was ultimately finalized by The Atlantic’s editorial team. The concept is actually pretty simple. Visitors land on the Life Timeline homepage and just enter their dates of birth. From there, readers are served between 10-13 milestones that happened during their lifetime, which The Atlantic was there to cover (unless a reader was born before 1857). The Atlantic isn’t interested in preserving its 160 years worth of content for just posterity’s sake, nor is it interested in keeping it locked up behind a paywall for only subscribers to see if they feel compelled. In fact, the brand has developed a new way to get extra mileage out of its generations of content while also monetizing it and offering readers a new experience in content consumption. Life Timeline rolled out last week, and it’s a case study in how publishers can repackage content, develop a custom product for advertisers and engage readers in a totally new way. This story originally appeared on minonline.com. read more
NASAOrion GTA vertical drop test at NASA LaRC’s Impact and Splash Basin.NASA says it’s simulating a splashdown of its Orion spacecraft in Virginia, this time with crash test dummies, as it prepares to eventually send humans to Mars.A pendulum will swing a test capsule into a pool of water Thursday at NASA’s Langley facility in Hampton. Inside will be dummies in spacesuits that represent a 105-pound woman and a 220-pound man.The agency will evaluate the effects of landing at different velocities and in various conditions. For instance, one of its parachutes could fail as it returns from space or it could hit rough seas.The spacecraft sailed through its first unmanned test flight in 2014, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. Another unmanned launch is scheduled for 2018. The agency hopes Orion will carry astronauts into space by 2023. Share read more
Having said all that, there are other issues as well, for example, in the video the group has made of their gadget, there is no sign of either the goo that normally goes along with such devices to cause the probes to adhere to the scalp, nor is there apparently any instructions pointing out where exactly on the scalp the probes are supposed to go. And the group shot at the end, with a table full of men with the harness and probes all connected comes across as just a little freaky. Thus, once again, the question arises, is this a serious application or a gimmick? Citation: Danish group develops EEG Smartphone app (w/ video) (2011, September 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-danish-group-eeg-smartphone-app.html More information: milab.imm.dtu.dk/eeg Explore further Japanese company introduces irresistibly cute mind-controlled ‘cat ears’ (w/ video) 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. © 2011 PhysOrg.com But the question remains, is it a truly useful application or a gimmick? It appears the group means for it to be a useful medical tool, similar to home heart or blood pressure monitors. For those with epilepsy or other such medical maladies, having such a home monitor would mean not having to travel to a medical facility on a periodic basis. It’s also likely the home device would offer more true results as the anxiety of a lab visit and test would be eliminated. And while there is an option that comes with the system that allows for sending data to a server that does a more serious crunching of the data, it’s not likely the device is as sensitive or accurate as the much more expensive machines typically used in a medical facility. Thus, it’s not clear whether medical professionals would accept the results of such a device as useful.Also there is the fact that some might see the device as a sort of party game. It’s not difficult to imagine college kids sitting around drinking hooking one another up to the device and laughing as they watch their brain cells dying in real time, right before their eyes. (PhysOrg.com) — Sometimes with Smartphone apps the line between seriousness and gimmick is difficult to discern. Take for example the Smartphone Brain Scanner developed by Jakob Eg Larsen and his colleagues at the Technical University of Denmark. It’s a hardware/software gadget that allows anyone with a Nokia N900 Smartphone and associated hardware, to run an electroencephalography (EEG) scan of their brain in the comfort of their home. The hardware consists of a head harness with probes for applying to the scalp. It sends wireless signals to the N900 which then displays a virtual image of the brain based on electrical activity. read more
About four years ago, 15-year-old Anyabai won Rs 54,000 when she led her school team to victory in a state-level football match. The prize money was more than what her mother earned in an entire year. Hailing from Alakhpura, a village some 30 km from the district headquarters of Bhiwani in Haryana, Anyabai is a Dalit by caste and desperately poor by means.Her father died of a heart attack when she was just two and the burden of earning for the four-member family passed on to her mother, Maya Devi, whose life story provides a window into the struggles of people at the lowest rungs of society. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfScheduled Caste communities like hers, comprising about 16.6 per cent of country’s population, are generally an oppressed lot, particularly in impoverished rural areas where they are discriminated against by higher castes and are condemned to menial cleaning jobs that no one else will do. There are also those who have defied the system and become achievers in their own right. One of them is the fatherless girl Anyabai, who could have been a victim of the oppressive systems of caste and patriarchy, but her skills as a footballer helped her challenge both. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveJust a few years after she started playing, she has already represented India twice at the international level.”She gets around Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 for playing every national match. Last year, she won around Rs 2.5 lakh by playing a few matches,” Sonika Bijarnia, her school coach said. “She manages to play two-three matches every year.”So football is not only helping her find a purpose in life and represent her country at the highest levels, but is also helping her bring her family out of the vicious cycle of poverty. Anyabai played in the U-15 South Asian Football Federation in 2017, in which India lost to Bangladesh in the finals. She recollects the final with a bit of disappointment, saying: “We lost 1-0.”Anyabai, who has a sister and a brother, is her mother’s pride. “Nobody in the entire family has achieved so much,” Maya Devi said. “I didn’t have any hopes (while) Anyabai kept playing,” she said.In 2016, she played in the Indian U-14 women’s football team at the AFC Regional (South and Central) Girls Championship in Tajikistan.”When I go out of my village, my country, there is fear about going to an unknown land. It is a very different feeling. It’s also nice that I get to make friends from other parts of the country and the world,” Anyabai said.”I used to struggle with English earlier. I try speaking the language now. There is less hesitation.”More than a decade back, when Anyabai was small and hadn’t started playing, it was really tough for Maya Devi to manage the family with just the Rs 150 a day that she got as a daily-wage worker. “This income depended on the farming season and yes, I struggled… used to borrow money and somehow managed,” she said.”I made many efforts to bring my kids up all by myself. If Anyabai achieves something in life, I will consider my life to be successful. I have worked very hard,” she said. Two years back, she was given the job of a “safai karamchari” (sanitation worker). Among the five cleaners in the village, she is the only woman. Despite some improvements, the life of struggle continues for Maya Devi and her family. She has modest dreams for her daughter. But Anyabai’s dreams are bigger. “I wish to grow up and play like (Argentine footballer Lionel) Messi,” she said passionately.The girl has plans of taking up social sciences as her subject in class 11 along with language and vocational subjects. “I will study further after class 12, but then I wish to just play and study football after that.”Anyabai recounts the village’s journey which goes back nearly a decade. The then school coach was busy training boys for kabaddi when girls began pestering him, and he was forced to indulge them by giving them a football to play with. She developed a fascination for the game. After that, there was no looking back. read more
LG has launched its 2014 lineup of TVs, unveiling 68 new models, its largest collection to date, including a number Ultra HD sets.Among the new models is LG’s 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV, as well as smaller 65-, 55- and 49-inch curved 4K units. Also New for 2014 is LG’s webOS Smart TV platform, which it first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.“Expanding the availability of 4K content continues to be a key component of LG’s priorities as an industry leader,” the firm said. “The company has teamed up with a number of global content providers such as FOX and Netflix and is working closely with terrestrial, cable and satellite broadcasters to develop more quality 4K content.”Hyun-hwoi Ha, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company added: “We are extremely confident that our state-of-the-art ULTRA HD and OLED TV models will establish a new benchmark this year.” read more
The European Commission has allocated €573 million in funding to support the deployment of fast broadband in Italy.The EU funding, covering 60% of the project’s eligible costs, will help bring fast internet access to areas where it is currently not available.More than Italian 7,000 municipalities will be covered, totalling 12.5 million inhabitants and almost one million companies.The project is part of the Italian Digital Plan – Ultra-broadband, the national strategy for next-generation access networks. It aims to ensure connection speeds of at least 100Mbps for 85% of Italian households and all public buildings – in particular schools and hospitals – and of at least 30Mbps for all by 2020.The project will in particular cover so-called ‘white areas”’ where market forces cannot deliver the necessary infrastructure upgrade, in all 20 Italian regions. The project should be completed by the end of 2020.Corina Creţu, Commissioner for regional policy said: “This EU-funded broadband project, which covers 20% of the Italian population, means unprecedented business opportunities, better public services and better quality of life for the Italian people. It shows what the EU is really about: working to improve everyday life for citizens, very concretely.”Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for digital economy and society, said: “A high quality broadband infrastructure is essential in today’s economy and society. Citizens will benefit fully from the Digital Single Market once they have unrestricted access to the best performing networks, which enable the widespread access to new products, services and applications. Such projects lay the foundations for an inclusive and competitive digital Europe.” read more
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