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Electronic alert reduces excessive prescribing of short-acting asthma relievers — ScienceDaily

An automatic, electronic alert on general practitioners’ (GPs) computer screens can help to prevent excessive prescribing of short-acting asthma reliever medication, according to research presented at the ‘virtual’ European Respiratory Society International Congress.

The alert pops up when GPs open the medical records for a patient who has been issued with three prescriptions for short-acting reliever inhalers, such as salbutamol, within a three-month period. It suggests the patient should have an asthma review to assess symptoms and improve asthma control. Short-acting beta2-agonists (SABAs), usually described as blue inhalers, afford short-term relief of asthma symptoms by expanding the airways, but do not deal with the underlying inflammatory cause.

“Excessive use of reliever inhalers such as salbutamol is an indicator of poorly controlled asthma and a risk factor for asthma attacks. It has also been implicated in asthma-related deaths. Yet, despite national and international asthma guidelines, excessive prescribing of short-acting beta2-agonists persists,”

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World’s Fastest Internet Speed Can Download Whole Netflix In 1 Second

The researchers in the UK achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second.

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Scientists in the UK claim they have achieved the world’s fastest internet data transmission rate, a speed which would make it possible to download the entire Netflix library in less than a second.

The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second — five times faster than the previous record.

The record, described in a research paper published in the journal IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, is double the capacity of any system currently deployed in the world.

It was achieved by transmitting data through a much wider range of colours of light, or wavelengths, than is typically used in optical fibre, the researchers said.

They combined different amplifier technologies needed to boost the signal power over this wider bandwidth and maximised speed by

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Information Technology Services brings USC together for online learning

When COVID-19 threatened to disrupt USC’s family ties and sense of connection this semester, experts in USC Information Technology Services quickly stepped in.

They had to provide a virtual space online where Trojan students, faculty, staff and alumni could get together while they stayed physically apart. And they had to do it fast.

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“We moved up to fifth gear in March, and we haven’t really backed down from there,” said Veronica Garcia, associate chief information officer of application services. “Last semester was the disruptor, and it was about reacting and learning how to be online. This semester, we knew we had to provide more.”

Dozens of ITS developers, coders and technicians studied ways to use technology to bring Trojans together. They were joined by ITS communication and training experts to plan, promote and teach people how to use the new tech. The result: virtual learning for students this fall that

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Developer to build on former Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home site in Warrensville Heights

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A developer plans to build on a 1 million square-foot site in Warrensville Heights, which was once home to a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Cannata Companies plans to create what it is calling the “Silverpoint” development on 15 acres in the 4200 block of Richmond Road, which is in the Chagrin Highlands area on the border of Warrensville Heights and Beachwood, fronting Interstate 271.

The plans involve building commercial space, apartments and parking, according to a news release from Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO, which is marketing the property.

Cannata bought the property from the Little Sisters of the Poor in 2015 for $2.2 million. The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns which cares for the elderly poor, withdrew from running Sts. Mary and Joseph Home for the Aged in 2015. The facility later ran as Altercare at St. Joseph

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Robot research vessel to set off on epic ocean voyage of discovery

On the 400th anniversary of the start of an epic voyage from England to the New World aboard the Mayflower, an autonomous, solar-powered marine research vessel is due to launch on a mission to gather environmental data about the ocean.

Two years in the making, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship sets off from Plymouth in Devon today on six months of sea trials ahead of an Atlantic crossing attempt next year, a voyage based on the route taken by the Pilgrims in 1620.

As its moniker suggests, there will be no human captain at the helm, but an artificial intelligence navigation system developed by MarineAI and based on technologies from computing giant IBM. This AI Captain makes use of data from onboard radar, GPS, AIS, nautical charts, attitude sensors, a fathometer, a vehicle management system and weather data from The Weather Company.

“Able to scan the horizon for possible hazards, make

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Buying Tech Gadgets To Stay Productive As You Work From Home – IT News Africa

When the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment started at the beginning of the year, no one thought it would stay around for so long. Unbelievably, a large number of companies plan to make it a permanent arrangement. Most of them will have to continue it for a foreseeable future. The bottom line is that you will have to work remotely for quite some time, so it becomes essential to look for ways to give your best.

While you may already have the basics, now is the time to invest in more tech gadgets that would help you stay productive as you work from home. So if you have a gadget shopping spree in mind, here are a few ideas that would help you do it smartly:

Get to know what’s around in the market

When it comes to tech gadgets, there is always something new around the corner. Whether it is

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Like building simulation games? Viking City Builder looks intriguing

Screenshots all taken from the gameplay trailer.

We might not have gotten our wish for The Sims 4 to get a Viking or Norse Mythology inspired pack, but there is something else to fill the void.

Described as being in the classic building simulator gaming category with real-time strategy included in the game play, the game was announced by solo developer Roslagen recently.



a statue of a man: Viking City Builder Game Steam (4)


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Viking City Builder Game Steam (4)

Like other era-simulators, Viking City Builder will task players with building quintessential Viking buildings for their conquerors to settle. There will be blood and battles between Viking troops and medieval European armies.



Viking City Builder Game Steam (19)


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Viking City Builder Game Steam (19)

The pre-alpha footage and trailer recently released on Steam looks impressive, even more so when you consider this is the work of a single person.



a group of people standing in front of a house: Viking City Builder Game Steam (22)


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Mapping Technology Reveals Channels of Warm Water Under Florida-Sized Glacier | Smart News

New research shows that a Florida-sized block of ice in Western Antarctica called the Thwaites Glacier is sitting on top of large channels that may allow warm ocean water to melt it from the bottom, Carolyn Gramling reports for Science News.

Two new studies, both published in the journal Cryosphere, provide a detailed map of the glacier’s two ice shelf regions and the ocean floor in front of and underneath them. As one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica, the Thwaites Glacier is the subject of close study—if the entire glacier melted, it would cause ocean levels to rise by 25 inches. When the new maps are incorporated into models of Thwaites’ melting, that will show whether the deep trenches might cause the glacier to collapse sooner than previously predicted.

“Understanding that process and how these cavities evolve will be key to understanding how Thwaites and western Antarctica will

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World’s fastest internet can download entire library of Netflix in less than a second; can you guess the speed?

While currently, a limited spectrum bandwidth of 4.5THz, or recently, 9THz, are used commercially, the researchers used a bandwidth of 16.8THz. Image: Reuters

Fastest data transmission: A team of researchers from University College London (UCL), led by Dr Lidia Galdino, worked with two companies, and together they broke the world record for the fastest internet speed. They reached a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second, which translates to the transmission rate of 178 million megabits in a second. According to a statement by UCL, at this speed, it would be possible to download the entire library of Netflix in less than a second.

The statement added that the record was double the capacity of any system currently being used in the world. The data transmission was done using a range of colours of light or wavelengths that is much wider than that is used in optical fibre. While

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Positive Effects of Utilizing Modern Gadgets

The world is evolving every single day, and brilliant gadgets are being introduced every year to make those things possible which were once thought to be impossible. Our lives have transformed so much that the endless technology surrounding us has become so typical in our lives that we often forget just how much further we have come in the last few decades.

How Far We’ve Come

Today we utilize many modern-day gadgets in our everyday life. Everything from smart cooking equipment to music devices, they all make use of science and technology in one way or the other. Communication gadgets are another classification of these devices which play a crucial part in our lives by helping us connect with our friends and relatives from all over the world. However, these are not the only gadgets that have a favorable influence on our lives. Think of that security camera outside your

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