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Taking Open19 from Concept to Industry Standard

In July 2016, LinkedIn unveiled Open19, a new project with the aim to establish open standards for servers based on a common form factor to change the way future data centers will be built. Since that time, we have received an outpouring of support and interest from the community in both the project and the vision behind it. So, in keeping with our open source values and our desire to continue building on the early interest in Open19, today we…

Eye protection in Cuba lab photos

Posted By Jyllian Kemsley on May 23, 2017 in Featured, Personal Protective Equipment, Safety Culture | Cuban chemistry students, who have limited access to safety gear, work on an educational lab at the University of Havana. Credit: Lisette Poole In a recent cover story about chemistry research in Cuba, C&EN included several photos in which people were not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment–eye protection in particular–in labs. The photos garnered several critical comments, such as: Please, please,…

How far can your shoes run?

“Our goal is to find out how to elicit a better design, to create a product that interacts better with the people who wear it.”. Credit: Deakin University Research data on the durability of running shoes challenges a common assumption. Recreational and elite runners should take note: results of a collaborative study from Deakin University’s School of Engineering and School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences suggest that running shoes don’t degrade as much as we might have thought. Dr…

Sensing insole for footstrike pattern detection in runners

3-D design of the sensing insole (above) and the interface of the smartphone app. Credit: PolyU Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a mobile biofeedback device for footstrike pattern modification for injury prevention and rehabilitation in runners. The annual injury risk for regular runners is up to 80%. It is largely related to how runner‘s foot hits the ground. Emerging evidence suggests that heel or forefoot strike may result in injuries such as stress fractures or…

Exploring underground with a colliding drone

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano during the CAVES-X1 expedition in a cave system in. Credit: Italy, May 2017. ESA, Natalino Russo www.natalinorusso.it ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map. ESA has been testing equipment, techniques and working methods for missions with astronauts in inner space for many years. Delving inside Earth and exploring caves often parallels the exploration of outer…

Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery drones

In this image taken from a Nov. 9, 2016 video footage by AP Video, a drone takes off to deliver JD.com parcel from Tiantong’an village near Suqian city in eastern China’s Jiangsu province. China’s biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday, May 22, 2017 to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. (AP Video via AP) China’s biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a…

Join Us at the 10th Annual Hadoop Summit /…

We’re excited to co-host the 10th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community, taking place on June 13 – 15 at the San Jose Convention Center. In the last few years, the Hadoop Summit has expanded to cover all things data beyond just Apache Hadoop – such as data science, cloud and operations, IoT and applications – and has been aptly renamed the DataWorks Summit. The three-day program is bursting at the seams! Here are just…

Automation as a Service — Introducing Scriptflask – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

Authors : Fazal Allanabanda and Vilas Veeraraghavan Introduction Less than a year ago, we shared our testing wins and the challenges that lie ahead while testing High Impact Titles (HITs) globally. All this while ensuring the pace of innovation at Netflix does not slow down. Since then, we have made significant enhancements to our automation. So in this post, we wanted to talk about our evolution since last year. Our team’s focus still remains on providing test coverage to HITs globally…

A leap for 3-D printing

Tresa Pollock stands next to an electron microscope linked to a custom-made table mounted with a chamber used for advanced 3-D printing. Credit: Matt Perko When the Space Shuttle hit the Earth’s atmosphere on its return trip from the cosmos, it was traveling at 17,000 miles per hour—25 times the speed of sound. Were it not for the protection of the ceramic tiles that acted as heat shields, the entire spacecraft would have burned to nothing. Talk about extreme conditions.…

Under the hood: Photo Search | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Today, the volume of photos taken by people with smartphone cameras challenges the limits of structured categorization. It is difficult for one person to categorize their own repository of smartphone photos, much less to define a structured taxonomy for everyone’s photos. On Facebook, people share billions of photos every day, making it challenging to scroll backward in time to find photos posted a few days ago, let alone months or years ago. To help people to find the photos they’re…