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Why Blogger Outreach is an Essential Part of any SEO Campaign

Any business that is based online and wants to become truly successful needs to make blogging an important part of their SEO campaign. The success of your SEO efforts will largely depend on the amount of published content you have. You won’t be able to get the results you are after until you get involved in blogging. Blogger outreach is one of the single most crucial aspects of any online marketing strategy. Supplement Your Content The more content you have…

Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to improve permeable pavement

Water runs through Washington State University pervious pavement. Credit: Washington State University A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off. The researchers have shown they can greatly strengthen permeable pavements by adding waste carbon fiber composite material. Their recycling method, described in the March issue of the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, doesn’t require using much energy or chemicals—a critical factor for recycling waste materials. Traditional…

Startup commercializes MRI device that could enhance medical diagnostics

MR-Link is a Purdue-affiliated startup that is developing a coin-sized, affordable device that can be inserted into existing MRI machines to allow researchers and medical professionals to perform multiple imaging scans at once. The devise has potential to significantly improve the safety, efficacy and precision of medical diagnostics for patients who suffer from epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, depression, and many more diseases. (Photo provided) Credit: MR-Link A Purdue-affiliated startup, MR-Link LLC, is developing a coin-sized, affordable device that once inserted into…

AutoSaw helps users manufacture and assemble custom furniture with a team of robots — ScienceDaily

Every year thousands of carpenters injure their hands and fingers doing dangerous tasks like sawing. In an effort to minimize injury and let carpenters focus on design and other bigger-picture tasks, a team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has created AutoSaw, a system that lets you customize different items that can then be constructed with the help of robots. Users can choose from a range of carpenter-designed templates for chairs, desks and other furniture — and…

A Chat with Uber’s Sumbry

What do Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and mentorship have in common? According to Uber SRE manager Sumbry, both areas focus on growth. At Uber, Sumbry balances his time between ensuring that our systems grow reliably at scale and volunteering with UberHUE, the company’s black employee resource group. Like engineering extensible systems, he says, mentoring group members also leads to growth and development, but in the context of their careers. We sat down with Sumbry to discuss how he got into SRE,…

HotSwap: Bringing hot code reloading to Buck | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Every day hundreds of Facebook engineers make thousands of code changes, each of which requires at least one, and usually many, iterations of the edit-compile-run development cycle. To speed up this process, we built and open-sourced Buck, a build tool designed from the ground up for fast iteration, allowing engineers to compile and run changes quickly. As our codebase and our contributor base has grown, we have continued to evolve and improve Buck. At the heart of its speed is…

Footage shows how drones can boost turtle conservation

A turtle taken by a drone. Credit: Nathan Robinson Drones are changing the face of turtle research and conservation, a new study shows. By providing new ways to track turtles over large areas and in hard-to-reach locations, the drones have quickly become a key resource for scientists. The research, led by the University of Exeter, also says stunning drone footage can boost public interest and involvement in turtle conservation. “Drones are increasingly being used to gather data in…

Researchers learn more about reducing noise in tire systems by altering belt structure

In recent years, the knowledge about the influence of tire noise on vehicle noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) has increased. Hence, studies have focused on tire noise. The research article Study of the Influence of Tire Belt Structure on Vibration Noise focuses on an analysis of the influence of the belt structure on tire vibration and noise keeping in view the relevant physical laws. The TBR 295/80R22.5 tire was selected for this study, and the effects of the width and…

How to Create and Deliver a Successful Tech Talk – Square Corner Blog – Medium

Every month, Square Engineers give lightning talks internally. We just started sharing some of our favorites. Over the last two years, I’ve provided speakers with early feedback on their technical presentations. Eventually, it made sense to compile these tips into their own lightning talk. Here are some pointers on how to create a successful tech talk that will grab your audience’s attention. I also delivered a more in-depth version of that talk at Droidcon NYC: What other tricks do you…

Major amplification attacks from UDP port 11211

CC BY-SA 2.0 image by David Trawin Over last couple of days we’ve seen a big increase in an obscure amplification attack vector – using the memcached protocol, coming from UDP port 11211. In the past, we have talked a lot about amplification attacks happening on the internet. Our most recent two blog posts on this subject were: The general idea behind all amplification attacks is the same. An IP-spoofing capable attacker sends forged requests to a vulnerable UDP server.…