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Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Bandwidth Alliance, a group of cloud providers that have agreed to reduce data transfer fees for mutual customers. Three things were required to make the Bandwidth Alliance a reality: An ecosystem of like-minded companies who want to provide reduced data transfer fees to their customers. A large global and well-connected network (Cloudflare has 150+ points of presence around the world and multiple peered and paid links at each location). Our network…

Soil health on the menu with retrieved coffee beans — ScienceDaily

Coffee is one of Brazil’s biggest crops. Brazil’s favorable climate helps coffee beans ripen and be ready for picking during a concentrated period of weeks. This makes mechanical harvesting an economically reasonable choice. So much mechanization, however, comes with its challenges. Tiago de Oliveira Tavares is an agronomist at Sao Paulo State University in Brazil. He and his colleagues perked up at the opportunity to brew some coffee-growing solutions. Up to 20% of coffee berries fall to the ground. This…

Spray-on antennas unlock communication of the future

Spraying an antenna onto a flat surface. Credit: Drexel University Nanomaterials Lab, CC BY-ND Hear the word “antenna” and you might think about rabbit ears on the top of an old TV or the wire that picks up radio signals for a car. But an antenna can be much smaller – even invisible. No matter its shape or size, an antenna is crucial for communication, transmitting and receiving radio signals between devices. As portable electronics become increasingly common, antennas must,…

Building a dynamic and responsive Pinterest – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Bo Liu | Engineering Manager, Serving Systems team In 2015, the majority of content on Pinterest was pregenerated for users prior to login. It was stored statically in HBase and served directly upon entering the service. (More details can be found in the blog post Building a smarter home feed.) Although our earlier architecture helped us grow to 100 million monthly active users by 2015, it had several weak points that prevented us from building more dynamic and responsive products.…

The Dambusters raid took place 75 years ago – here’s how they made a bomb bounce

Sir Barnes Wallis was a genius engineer who designed a very special bomb during World War II. The idea was that it would bounce across water and destroy German dams along the Ruhr Valley, causing massive flooding and damage to water and hydroelectricity supplies. Partly thanks to the 1955 film The Dam Busters, the story behind Operation Chastise, which took place on May 16 and 17 in 1943, has become a familiar war time tale. But Wallis’s actual working calculations…

Supporting brace for historical steel bridges

The Diamond Creek Bridge near Melboune was reinforced with CFRP strips in 2018 and tested for durability with a 42-ton truck after work. Credit: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Empa scientists are saving iron bridges from the 19th century from collapse. Carbon fiber plasters are strengthening the crumbling structures. A railway bridge in Switzerland and a road bridge in Australia have already been reinforced successfully. Many historical bridges could follow. “Partners in crime” are specialists for steel…

The 5 Biggest Project Management Trends Shaping 2018

You want strong tech, but you must have this balanced out through other strategies. Tech makes life easy, but it also comes with its own complications. Technology is always on the march. While it’s important to use the latest effective innovations, it’s also important to remember that the tech world isn’t everything. How you manage a given project will depend on the tools available, as well as the personnel with whom you work. But competition will additionally play a role,…

Keeping students on-track – Coursera Engineering – Medium

How our algorithms identify at-risk students, powering automated and human interventions Since the beginning of 2016, Coursera has been rapidly expanding into the online degree space to give working professionals the opportunity to earn credentials from the world’s top universities. These programs allow a population of busy and geographically dispersed students to work toward valuable degrees with much greater flexibility at a more affordable price point. One of the challenges of executing on this ambitious mission is the need to…

Towards answers in self-organization — ScienceDaily

The electrical and mechanical responses of crystal materials, and the control of their coupled effect, form one of the central themes in material science. They are vital to applications such as ultrasonic generators and non-volatile memory. However, despite knowledge of how to control such materials being widely demonstrated in practice, to date the physical principle behind the controllability through lattice organization, remains undefined. Researchers at The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science have sought to change this by creating…

Cloudflare goes InterPlanetary – Introducing Cloudflare’s IPFS Gateway

Today we’re excited to introduce Cloudflare’s IPFS Gateway, an easy way to access content from the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) that doesn’t require installing and running any special software on your computer. We hope that our gateway, hosted at cloudflare-ipfs.com, will serve as the platform for many new highly-reliable and security-enhanced web applications. The IPFS Gateway is the first product to be released as part of our Distributed Web Gateway project, which will eventually encompass all of our efforts to…