scientists developed a new way to charge gadgets

MOSCOW, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed a new type of energy-efficient devices – thermocells that convert heat into energy. This will make possible creation of portable batteries that can be applied to virtually any surface, including clothing, to generate electricity directly from the surface of the body. The results are presented in the Renewable Energy journal.

Thermoelectricity – electricity obtained from heat due to temperature potential differences – is one of the most promising areas of “green energy”. This potential difference (the so-called temperature gradients) surrounds us everywhere – a building heated in the sun, a working transport, even the heat of the human body. The problem is that the modern thermoelectrochemical cells (thermocells) have a rather low output power.

Scientists from NUST MISIS have found solutions to this problem by developing a new type of thermocell consisting of metal oxide electrodes and

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Acko General Insurance appoints Ashish Mishra as Executive Vice-President, Marketing

Ashish Mishra

Digital general insurance provider Acko General Insurance has announced the appointment of Ashish Mishra as the Executive Vice-President, Marketing.

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Mishra will play a vital role in building a stronger consumer brand, creating brand campaigns, and building brand awareness and propositionVarun Dua. Sharing the company’s ambition for empowering consumers digitally, the new hire brings decades of expertise to the company.

“We’re excited to welcome a highly seasoned global executive as Ashish. He has a wide array of experience and knowledge in strategy building and the field of marketing, making him an invaluable asset to our leadership team,” said Varun Dua, Founder and CEO, Acko General Insurance.

 He added, “Ashish’s appointment speaks to Acko’s ability to attract global industry talent and further bolsters our expertise to build a strong marketing function within Acko.”

Mishra said, “I am delighted to

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Thousands still without internet 3 weeks after derecho

Mitchell Levin hadn’t missed making a daily blog post in 16 years before the Aug. 10 derecho blew a tree down on his roof and knocked out his internet service.

Now, three weeks later, Levin still hasn’t been able to update the “This Day … In Jewish History” blog or write a monthly column he contributes to an Israeli magazine because Mediacom hasn’t been able to get a technician out to restore services, he said.

Still, Mediacom’s automatic bill-paying service withdrew money from his account Saturday.

“I do not know what to do to get anybody to move anything along,” said Levin, 75. “I’m paying for this. There’s nobody to appeal to.”

Frustrations are growing in the Corridor about delays in restoring internet service now three weeks after the Aug. 10 storm, especially with students doing remote learning and many employees still working from home because of COVID-19. Several customers

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Hitting the Books: This $80 prosthetic has helped millions walk again


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From WHAT CAN A BODY DO: How We Meet the Built World by Sara Hendren published on August 18, 2020 by Riverhead, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2020 Sara Hendren.

One of the largest public hospitals in Asia is in the city of Ahmedabad, in India’s western state of Gujarat. The sheer magnitude and reach of the care it offers has resulted in an informal economy that thrives around and between its long row of buildings. Families camp out along its sidewalks and entryways, waiting for relatives or friends. Vendors in brilliantly colored clothing sell snacks, and dung patties for fuel, to these captive crowds, talking and trading as their paths are crisscrossed in every direction by mopeds, bicycles, animals, and pedestrians. And down at the end of the row, in the basement of a building that

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U.S. surgeon general tells states to be ready for COVID-19 vaccine by November ‘just in case’ | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

States across the United States should be prepared to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by November 1 “just in case” one is ready, Dr. Jerome Adams, the US Surgeon General said.

“We’ve always said that we are hopeful for a vaccine by the end of this year or beginning of next year,” Adams said in an ABC News interview Friday. “That said, it’s not just about having a vaccine that is safe and effective — it’s about being ready to distribute it.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked public health officials in the states to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by late October or early November. As of Saturday, more than 6.2 million coronavirus cases have been reported in the US since the pandemic began and 188,252 people have died, according to a tally of cases by Johns Hopkins University.

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Viasat, BCN Sign Agreement; Enables Multi-Location Businesses to Have Reliable Connectivity using Viasat Satellite Internet

CARLSBAD Calif., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced it signed a reseller agreement with BCN, a technology solutions provider specializing in meeting the requirements of multi-location clients. This agreement will expand BCN’s connectivity portfolio by providing multi-location businesses the option to purchase Viasat’s proven business internet services as part of a total BCN solution.

BCN serves thousands of business customers throughout North America with enterprise-wide communication technology solutions using the latest in voice, data, cloud, and wireless services and technologies. Viasat will be the first and only satellite internet partner in BCN’s portfolio, helping BCN fill in coverage gaps for businesses that have locations lacking high-speed connectivity. BCN will also leverage Viasat business internet as a backup connection for multi-site customers who require high-availability networks and cannot afford downtime.

The Viasat business internet service reaches 96% of the U.S. population,

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DDI Technology Announces Office Move to Accommodate Accelerated Growth

New facility supports streamlined operations and increases vaulting capacity

DDI Technology (DDI), an automotive title management and technology firm and a subsidiary of IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, today announced the opening of the company’s new corporate offices just outside of Columbia, SC in Irmo. The new, more modern facility will provide needed additional space for growth and future expansion.

“The new office will accommodate our ever-growing title processing, vault storage, IT development, customer support and sales teams,” said Tab Edmundson, Vice President of Client Solutions, IAA, and President, DDI Technology. “This location will provide space for more than six million titles onsite, ensuring expedient processing for our customers.”

The functional workspace includes technology-enabled conference rooms offering space to collaborate with customers and partners. It provides better process flow for the company’s title center operations and expanded capacity for title vaulting.

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Hohem iSteady X Smartphone Gimbal: The Newest Best-Have for Photography Arsenal – Press Release

Now, it is relatively common to know about the newest gadgets and electronic equipment day by day, because the digital devices’ development trend is very fast. For example, with the increasing use of video sharing applications, more and more people would like to record their life moments, and share their own interesting videos on social media. Hence, the portable selfie stick and gopro are increasingly popular.

Hohem, a well-known innovative company in gimbal stabilizer industry and the high-quality gimbal manufacturer, released their new product iSteady X on their cooperation partner shopping recommendation website TiKTech. The device can be viewed as the newest advanced gimbal in the market currently.

Some well-known media viewed the new-generation smartphone gimbal as the next dark horse in the gimbal stabilizer field, and said that it can help you achieve more professional and smooth results. Hohem’s newest gimbal device is iSteady X, it maintains the Pro

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The best 1980s gadgets that defined a decade

(Pocket-lint) – In many ways, the 1980s seemed like a simpler time. There were no social media; no smartphones – in fact, there were few mobile phones at all. We didn’t live our lives online and your boss couldn’t get hold of you at all hours of the day.

Yet that’s not to say it was an analogue era of slow progress, far from it. The gadgets, games consoles, watches, and electronic toys of almost forty years ago paved the way for the advanced technology we enjoy today.

We have a lot to thank those 80s engineers for and to celebrate their achievements, we’ve handpicked the best 80s gadgets to make you feel all nostalgic.

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Nintendo Entertainment System

Another iconic Japanese import of the 1980s was the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES.

A remodelled version of the company’s Family Computer, or Famicom, the 8-bit NES

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Shares His Rules For Social Media And The Internet Loves It

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a message for internet skeptics and all those “didn’t happen” naysayers out there.

Arnold Schwarzenegger et al. taking a selfie: Arnold Schwarzenegger attends during a press conference for 'Terminator: Dark Fate' on October 21, 2019, in Seoul, South Korea. Schwarzenegger advised his followers on social media to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger attends during a press conference for ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ on October 21, 2019, in Seoul, South Korea. Schwarzenegger advised his followers on social media to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak.

“Not believing anything you read is just as lazy and dumb as believing anything you read,” the Hollywood actor said on Reddit after a spat about a Terminator pipe broke out—bear with us.

A Schwarzenegger fan honored his idol this week by carving a pipe into the likeness of the Terminator himself.

The 73-year-old action star found out about the one-of-a-kind piece on Reddit, where the artist under the username RadonLab posted a photo of it.

Schwarzenegger himself responded to the artist asking to buy the pipe, saying: “Wow. This is fantastic. It is beautiful. Would you

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