Month: June 2020

Kyle Larson’s dirt winning streak continues at Indiana Midget Week

Kyle Larson remained unbeatable on the dirt Tuesday night, setting a track qualifying record and winning at Paragon Speedway in Indiana. Larson started sixth and won the 30-lap feature over Tanner Thorson. NASCAR Cup driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished third. Larson now has won the past six feature races he’s started, including a sweep of […]

A fair reward ensures a good memory, study reveals

How does our memory work, and how can we optimize its mechanisms on a daily basis? These questions are at the heart of many neuroscience research projects. Among the brain structures examined to better understand memory mechanisms, the reward system is now at the center of investigations. Through the examination of brain activity in healthy […]

Hilton to cut 2,100 corporate jobs globally

Hotel chain Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT.N) said on Tuesday it would cut about 22% of its corporate workforce, or 2,100 jobs, following the coronavirus outbreak that has ravaged the global travel industry. Hilton’s announcement comes as the hotel industry has been among the worst hit by the pandemic, with travelers forced to cancel bookings […]

Intel will debut malware-fighting technology in Tiger Lake mobile CPUs

Intel is baking new anti-malware protections into its latest mobile CPUs, as well as upcoming desktop and server platforms. The new CPU-level security feature is called Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET), meant to protect against classes of malware that so far have been difficult to mitigate only via software.Intel’s CET will first become available with Tiger […]

Humpback Whales Herd Salmon With Their Fins in Never-Before-Filmed Feeding Behavior

Humpback whales off the Pacific Northwest coast were documented performing never-before-filmed behavior—herding salmon directly into their gaping mouths with their fins. This extraordinary feeding strategy, filmed by a drone, works in tandem with another advanced hunting strategy that involves encircling schools of fish in a morass or screen of bubbles – blocking the sight and […]

Rob Manfred needs Bud Selig to bail him out

The primary catalyst behind the current negotiating strife is not owners and players being mad at each other. At least I don’t think so. That’s an effect, not a cause. As I said this morning, I think the cause is that some owners don’t really want to play a 2020 season unless it’s done on […]

Wildfire smoke inhalation puts firefighters at risk

A recent study co-authored by CUNY SPH Professor Ilias Kavouras examined the cardiovascular and pulmonary effects of smoke inhalation in firefighters. The study revealed that firefighters are inhaling large quantities of tiny particles containing carcinogenic chemicals while they combat destructive and dangerous wildfires. These firefighters are often battling wildfires over long periods of time and […]

Appeals court sides with exchanges in U.S. SEC fee row

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the Securities and Exchange Commission cannot force stock exchanges to conduct a costly experiment to see how the fees they charge and the incentives they offer affect brokers’ trading habits. The SEC’s “Transaction Fee Pilot” aimed to shed light on how lucrative rebate payments from exchanges to […]

Parallels and Google team up to bring Windows apps to Chrome OS

Parallels is partnering with Google to bring full Windows applications to Chrome OS via its virtualization technology. This would allow businesses to deploy cheaper Chromebooks while still being able to leverage legacy Windows applications when needed. There’s no word as to general availability but this should help bolster Chrome OS in the software department.Parallels is […]

Buried Roman City Mapped in Stunning Detail Using Ground-Penetrating Radar

For some years now, archaeologists have been employing a technology called ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to discover what lies beneath their feet without the risk of damaging ancient artifacts and structures with shovels and trowels. Over the years the technology of GPR has advanced, and it was recently used to produce a map of an entire […]