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Winning the Blackbird Battle

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Frequent readers of the Cloudflare blog are aware of the efforts we’ve undertaken in response to our first encounter with a patent troll. We’re happy to report that on Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion affirming a lower court decision dismissing the case brought by Blackbird Tech. This is the last step in the process 1, we’ve won. In addition to vigorously opposing this case…

Welcoming This Year’s WiTNY Interns to NYC Eng

At LinkedIn, we’re passionate about empowering the next generation of women in tech and helping all who are interested get their foot in the door. It’s this passion that has led us to the creation and continuation of our Women in Tech High School Trainee Program for the last several years and our partnership with WiTNY. Last January, LinkedIn was one of 46 companies to participate in their annual Winternship program and it was a great success. Therefore, to start…

Engineering Uber Beacon: Matching Riders and Drivers in 24-bit RGB Colors

This article is the seventh in a series covering how Uber’s mobile engineering team developed the newest version of our driver app, codenamed Carbon, a core component of our ridesharing business. Among other new features, the app lets our population of over three million driver-partners find fares, get directions, and track their earnings. We began designing the new app in conjunction with feedback from our driver-partners in 2017, and began rolling it out for production in September 2018. Pick-ups are…

Biomedical engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children’s toy

The paired sensors — one placed between the ninth and 10th ribs and the other on the abdomen — track the rate and volume of the wearer’s respiration by measuring the local strain on the application areas. Credit: Josh Kim / UCI Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It’s designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others with chronic pulmonary conditions.…

Send your favorite chemist a #labsafety valentine

Posted By Jyllian Kemsley on Feb 14, 2019 in Featured | Credit: Shutterstock University of California, San Francisco, chemical hygiene officer Caroline Hedge started a thread on lab safety valentines on Twitter, and they were too clever not to share. 💌 @CM_HedgeRoses are redFire is tooReview the SOPEspecially if you’re new 🤢 @CM_HedgeYour eyes are redYou don’t feel goodGet off the benchAnd work in the hood 👀 @AlexFGoldbergmy eyes are itchygave them a ruboh no it’s burningdidn’t…

Developing fast & reliable iOS builds at Pinterest (Part one)

By Rahul Malik | iOS Platform Tech Lead At Pinterest we’re focused on helping people discover inspiring ideas, from dinner recipes to try, home and style products to buy, to places to travel. Building the best products for mobile is a critical part of that, with 80% of all Pinners access Pinterest via mobile apps. On the iOS team specifically, we’re constantly working to improve that experience as efficiently and quickly as we can, and giving our team the best…

The Curious Case of the Garden State Imposter

Dealing with abuse complaints isn’t easy, for any Internet company. The variety of subject matters at issue, the various legal and regulatory requirements, and the uncertain intentions of complaining parties combine to create a ridiculously complex situation.  We often suggest to those who propose easy answers to this challenge that they spend a few hours tracking the terminal of a member of our Trust & Safety team to get a feel for how difficult it can be. Yet even we…

NASA’s Opportunity rover mission on Mars comes to end — ScienceDaily

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018. After more than a thousand commands to restore contact, engineers in the Space Flight Operations Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory…

Record amount of companies seek Mizzou Engineers

More than 150 companies attended the Spring Career Fair on Tuesday, a new record for a Spring Engineering Career Fair. According to a study completed in 2014, nearly 50,000 engineers work in Missouri, earning an average of more than $80,000 each year. Missouri’s engineers contribute $218.6 million to Missouri’s state and local governments annually, and for each engineer employed in Missouri’s workforce, Gross Domestic Product increases by more than $3 million. Mizzou Engineers factor heavily into the state and regional…

Bioengineering major seeks first internship

Celestene Sebag, a junior bioengineering major, was at the Career Fair to get a summer internship in the water quality sector. Mizzou Engineering hosted its annual spring career fair Tuesday with more than 150 employers registered to recruit students for internships and full-time employment. Nearly 700 students navigated the aisles of booths at the MizzouRec Complex that included big name companies such as 3M and Boeing. Celestene Sebag, a junior bioengineering major, was there on a mission to get a…