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World War II Era Stealth Bomber? Meet the Bizarre-Looking YB-49 Flying Wing

Here’s What You Need To Remember: A flying wing reduces drag, making it a useful design for long-range bombing and transport.

As the United States approached World War II, it enjoyed the luxury of many innovative aircraft companies, and a ton of money to spend.  Part of this bounty went to pursuit aircraft, part to tactical attack planes, and part to long-range bombers. This last generated one of the most interesting failures ever to emerge from the U.S. aviation industry; the Northrop YB-49 “flying wing” bomber.

The Flying Wing

Early aviation engineers appreciated the potential for a “flying wing” design. A flying wing, which minimizes fuselage and usually eliminates the tail, reduces many of the aerodynamic compromises associated with a normal fuselage, reducing overall drag. However, many of these features enhance stability, meaning that a flying wing often lacks the stability of a traditional airframe. This makes the aircraft more

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Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on the importance of improving rural access to technology

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Land O’Lakes, often sounds more like an activist than she does a Big Ag chief executive. On the latest episode of Fortune podcast “Leadership Next,” Ford talks about her cause: bringing technology to the rural communities that need it to survive the pandemic and in the modern world that often moves forward without them. ” data-reactid=”20″Beth Ford, CEO of the $15 billion farmer-owned cooperative Land O’Lakes, often sounds more like an activist than she does a Big Ag chief executive. On the latest episode of Fortune podcast “Leadership Next,” Ford talks about her cause: bringing technology to the rural communities

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Building Bridges in the World of Digital Manufacturing

The rapid advance of digital technologies has had profoundly positive impacts on the human condition, yet the gains have not always been distributed equitably. When it comes to access to current information and communications technology, for example, it’s still very much a world of haves and have nots. Just consider this finding: Almost half of the world’s population is still without Internet access.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is working to bridge this “digital divide,” in part by facilitating collaboration among organizations in the public and private sectors to accelerate digital transformation around the world. That’s a key goal of the UN-backed Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS).

GMIS was established in 2015 to build bridges among manufacturers, governments, multilateral organizations, technologists, the research community and investors, in order to harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s transformative potential for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. A joint initiative between

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Development of proximity fuse helped the Allies win World War II

  • World War II was defined by technological breakthroughs that shaped the war and spurred rapid advances during the peacetime that followed.
  • But an upgrade to a mundane piece of hardware early in the war may have given the US its most important battlefield advantage.
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Jet engines, air-to-air rockets, drones. World War II was filled with flashy technological breakthroughs that would change warfare, both during that conflict and in wars to follow. But it was one humble piece of equipment that got an early upgrade that may have actually tipped the war in America’s favor: the fuse.

Specifically, impact and timed fuses were switched out for a weapon that had been hypothetical until then: the proximity fuse.

Anti-aircraft and other artillery rounds typically consist of an outer shell packed with a large amount of high explosives. These explosives are relatively stable, and require the

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COVID-19 has led to revival of technology, expertise: Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani



Nandan Nilekani wearing a suit and tie: COVID-19 has led to revival of technology, expertise: Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani


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COVID-19 has led to revival of technology, expertise: Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani



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The coronavirus pandemic has led to the revival of technology and expertise, and brought the realisation that for the future of the world, “deep knowledge and deep technology” are required, Infosys co- founder Nandan Nilekani said on Sunday. He said that during the ongoing crisis, digital and medical technologies stood out, which enabled people to work from home, among other things, and helped in dealing with the virus by developing better tests, drugs, and vaccines.

Nilekani also expressed happiness over the innovations in the field of vaccination, especially in India, and said that by the first half of 2021, vaccine-induced herd immunity can be achieved and things will start going back to normal.

The former Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman was addressing the graduating

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178 Terabits Per Second! Scientists Build World’s Fastest Internet Ever That Can Download All Of Netflix In 1 Second



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What if you could download the entire content available on Netflix in only one second? Sounds impossible, right? However, it’s true! Researchers in London have come with the fastest ever internet by reaching a speed of 178 terabits per second or 178,000 Gbps. The speed is double the capacity of any system currently used in the world, and a fifth faster than the previous world record held by a team in Japan with 150 Tbps. The connection is so fast that it would be able to download the entire Netflix library in just one second.
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Architectural Firm AO Launches New Science and Technology Design Studio, Adds New Address in Northern California

Douglas White, Principal, AO

Douglas White, AIA, NCARB, principal and leader of AO’s Science + Technology Studio

Douglas White, AIA, NCARB, principal and leader of AO’s Science + Technology Studio

AO today announces the launch of a new design studio, AO Science + Technology, following its merger with WHL Architects, a Sunnyvale-based science and technology design firm founded in 1987 by Douglas White, AIA, NCARB. White joins AO as a principal and will spearhead the new science and technology studio alongside AO Partner Rob Budetti.
” data-reactid=”31″ORANGE, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Architectural services firm AO today announces the launch of a new design studio, AO

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Talent Transformation In A Post-Pandemic World

Srikanth is the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at Mphasis.

The pandemic is transforming workforces into a new order as it sweeps through continents. Remote working, social distancing and lockdowns are melting old habits and shaping new behavior patterns worldwide. Enterprise leaders, unclear of the pandemic’s trajectory, are seeing the deep carves of digitalization etched onto an enterprise’s core and how that is catalyzing tectonic shifts at work.

The call for change is rising through the ranks of enterprises as new opportunities in software, data and solutioning emerge. Skilling the workforce is now vital for a smooth transition of the enterprise into the post-pandemic ecosystem.

A few pioneers have taken the lead. In March 2020, when Sweden faced an alarming decrease in airline travel and a growing surge of Covid-19 cases that put a strain on the healthcare sector, it did the unthinkable: reskilled the laid-off cabin staff of

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How Do You Know if You Are a Geek?

Several signs will help you identify a geek from the everyday person. Perhaps your friends and classmates at one time caused you to mistake the accompanying crisis of teenage years or mid-life crisis as signs of being a geek. Well, stick with us as we dispel the myths of geekiness. And you can finally tell if you genuinely are a geek or not. Did you hear about the kid who saved the internet only some months ago? Well, he is a perfect benchmark to use as a scale for geekiness.

You are a geek if you:

1.   Are obsessed with a particular area of interest

Geeks have a committed obsession with some regions of interest that takes a significant portion of their lives. It is usually their waking thoughts in the morning and what they do before going to bed at night. Such interests could make a geek lose several … Read More

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World Athletics announces further revisions on their rules governing shoe technology

Earlier this year, World Athletics announced major changes to its rules on footwear. The new regulations imposed an immediate ban on any shoe with a sole thicker than 40mm, as well as on shoes that contained more than one plate.

In a bid to ensure shoes worn by some athletes didn’t offer an unfair advantage, the rules also stated that any shoe used in competition must have been available for purchase on the retail market for a period of four months. This move effectively banned the use of prototypes in competition.

On Tuesday 28 July, World Athletics announced further revisions to their rules on shoes which included changes to the height of the spikes on track shoes and the establishment of an ‘Athletic Shoe Availability Scheme’ for unsponsored elite athletes. The 40mm rule on road shoes remains unchanged.

The rules around the Athletic Shoe Availability Scheme state, ‘Approved shoes

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