.advertise@offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

.www.offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

Category: Civil Engineering

CEADA Annual Meeting Held – University of Missouri College of Engineering

CEADA scholarship winners Ross Buehre (top), Jake McFail (bottom left) and Shelby Hanes The MU Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni (CEADA) held its annual meeting on Sept. 11. This organization is very active in its support of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). The event was held virtually this year for the safety and health of participants. CEE Department Chair Praveen Edara began the meeting with a department update for the attendees. He mentioned the recent hire…

Theoretically, two layers are better than one for solar-cell efficiency — ScienceDaily

Solar cells have come a long way, but inexpensive, thin film solar cells are still far behind more expensive, crystalline solar cells in efficiency. Now, a team of researchers suggests that using two thin films of different materials may be the way to go to create affordable, thin film cells with about 34% efficiency. “Ten years ago I knew very little about solar cells, but it became clear to me they were very important,” said Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Evan Pugh University…

Ancient earthquake may have caused destruction of Canaanite palace at Tel Kabri — ScienceDaily

A team of Israeli and American researchers funded by grants from the National Geographic Society and the Israel Science Foundation has uncovered new evidence that an earthquake may have caused the destruction and abandonment of a flourishing Canaanite palatial site about 3,700 years ago. The group made the discovery at the 75-acre site of Tel Kabri in Israel, which contains the ruins of a Canaanite palace and city that dates back to approximately 1900-1700 B.C. The excavations, located on land…

Unimog – Cloudflare’s edge load balancer

As the scale of Cloudflare’s edge network has grown, we sometimes reach the limits of parts of our architecture. About two years ago we realized that our existing solution for spreading load within our data centers could no longer meet our needs. We embarked on a project to deploy a Layer 4 Load Balancer, internally called Unimog, to improve the reliability and operational efficiency of our edge network. Unimog has now been deployed in production for over a year. This…

A robot that controls highly flexible tools

RoboCut is also able to carve hearts. Credit: The Computational Robotics Lab How do you calculate the coordinated movements of two robot arms so they can accurately guide a highly flexible tool? ETH researchers have integrated all aspects of the optimisation calculations into an algorithm. A hot-wire cutter will be used, among other things, to develop building blocks for a mortar-free structure. A newborn moves its arms and hands largely in an undirected and random manner. It has to learn…

Edgar: Solving Mysteries Faster with Observability | by Netflix Technology Blog | Sep, 2020

Edgar helps Netflix teams troubleshoot distributed systems efficiently with the help of a summarized presentation of request tracing, logs, analysis, and metadata. by Elizabeth Carretto Everyone loves Unsolved Mysteries. There’s always someone who seems like the surefire culprit. There’s a clear motive, the perfect opportunity, and an incriminating footprint left behind. Yet, this is Unsolved Mysteries! It’s never that simple. Whether it’s a cryptic note behind the TV or a mysterious phone call from an unknown number at a critical…

The History of the Integrated Graphics Controller

>> Electronic Design Resources.. >> Library: Article Series.. .. >> Series: The Graphics Chip Chronicles.. .. .. >> Introduction to this Series.. .. .. Integrated graphics have been with us since 1991 in the workstation space, and since 1995 in the PC. They have now found their way into smartphones, tablets, cars, game consoles, and many other devices. Integrated graphics have evolved from being part of the chipset to being integrated within the CPU. Intel did that first in 2010.…

Plant scientists study the interaction of heat stress responses in corn — ScienceDaily

Environmental extremes driven by climate change create stresses in crops, and plant breeders are attempting to untangle the genetic factors that endow plants with tolerance to stress. A new study from Iowa State University scientists shows how two seemingly unrelated responses in corn plants interact to help the crop survive heat stress. The study, published on Tuesday in the academic journal The Plant Cell, shows how a response called the unfolded protein response helps to activate the heat shock response…

Aveva Acquires Osisoft: Deal Accelerates Industrial Enterprise Digitalization

At a Glance: Cambridge, U.K.-based Aveva announced it will acquire California-based Osisoft for $5 billion. The companies’ complementary industrial and software expertise will support full-stack solutions that span edge, plant and enterprise deployment models. Schneider Electric, which currently holds a 60% stake in Aveva, has committed to vote in favor of the acquisition. Industrial software provider Aveva Group announced an agreement to acquire California-based Osisoft for $5 billion. The deal, expected to close at the end of 2020, will bring…

Jhubbub on Helix: Stateless and elastic made easy

Jhubbub architecture Manual recovery and reconfiguration For several years, we relied on machine-specific configuration files to distribute our table’s partitions among Jhubbub hosts. For example, Host A’s configuration file would list partitions 1, 2, 3 as Host A’s responsibility; Host B’s configuration file would list partitions 4, 5, 6; and so on. If we had to turn off a host, a site reliability engineer (SRE) would need to redistribute that host’s share of partitions by manually editing configuration files and…