Day: October 2, 2020

This Watch Isn’t as Futuristic as it Looks

Curvy, yes. Advanced? Eh, not so much.

Curvy, yes. Advanced? Eh, not so much.
Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo

A curved AMOLED smartwatch sounds like the stuff of science fiction, and the Nubia Watch has certainly been described as futuristic—including by yours truly, who has used the word to explain the watch to coworkers and friends. But after wearing one for over a week, it’s more 2016 than 2020, much less like anything from the future.

You wouldn’t be able to tell how old-school it is just by looking at it. After all, as advanced as the Apple Watch and Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 are, they still look like what you’d expect from a smartwatch. Meanwhile, the Nubia Watch is a curved 4.01-inch flexible display that wraps around your wrist. It’s sort of like someone took the concept of a smartwatch being a smartphone for your wrist extremely literally, and then made it a reality.

Like many

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Giant leap for molecular measurements

Giant leap for molecular measurements
Laser pulses lasting for mere femtoseconds (one-quadrillionth of a second) are stretched to the nanosecond (one-billionth of a second) range. Credit: © 2020 Ideguchi et al.

Spectroscopy is an important tool of observation in many areas of science and industry. Infrared spectroscopy is especially important in the world of chemistry, where it is used to analyze and identify molecules. The current state-of-the-art method can make approximately 1 million observations per second. UTokyo researchers have greatly surpassed this figure with a new method about 100 times faster.


From climate science to safety systems, manufacture to quality control of foodstuffs, infrared spectroscopy is used in so many academic and industrial fields that it’s a ubiquitous, albeit invisible, part of everyday life. In essence, infrared spectroscopy is a way to identify what molecules are present in a sample of a substance with a high degree of accuracy. The basic idea has been around

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Stone storytellers: Little Falls Granite Works continues tradition, incorporates technology

The business of telling life stories in monuments in Little Falls continues a tradition going back to the 1800s and now harnesses modern technology to meld art and stone. For the people behind Little Falls Granite Works, crafting a memorial for a loved one becomes part of the healing process after a death and the granite becomes a lasting legacy.

“Both Todd and I grew up in the business,” Scott Nagel said of his brother. Their father, Ron Nagel and partners Ray Calhoun and Howard Garry purchased the Little Falls Granite Works in 1963. The business stretches back more than 100 years in the city. Now Scott and Todd Nagel and Calhoun’s son Don, who was out of town during the Dispatch visit to the business, continue the tradition established when Little Falls city streets were traversed with horse and buggy.

Scott (left) and Todd Nagel, along with partner Don Calhoun stepped into the family business continuing a tradition in a company that has been around for more than 100 years. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch

Scott (left) and Todd Nagel, along with partner Don

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SEO Experts State Why The Structure Of A Website Is More Important Than You Think

Google or any search engine, for that matter, does not simply look at the content that is present within a website. It takes note of the overall structure of the website, the manner in which the pages are separated, the relevant keywords in each page, and the mode of navigation. All these aspects combine to form the SEO strategy of your website.

So, when you hear the words, SEO doesn’t simply think it’s about a bunch of keywords. SEO is beyond keyword stuffing in your website content and any agency that calls themselves SEO experts will tell you the same.

But even before you visit an SEO agency, you need to have some basic understanding of how the structure of your website plays into the search rankings. So, here’s a quick course on website structure and SEO.

The Search Engine Needs To Comprehend Your Website

When the search engine

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