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  9. SRV may be gone, but he's definitely not forgotten SRV may be gone, but he's definitely not forgotten Stevie Ray Vaughan would have turned 65 years old today. Tragically, "SRV," as he was lovingly known by his fans, lost his life at the age of 35, killed in a Bell 206 helicopter crash in East Troy, Wis., on Aug. 27, 1990.Recently, authors Andy Aledort and Alan Paul collaborated on "Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan." Photographer Tracy Anne Hart is publishing a book in early 2020 featuring more than 100 photos of Vaughan shot between 1983 and 1990. A statue of Vaughan stands on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake in Austin with a guitar in hand, wearing a broad-brimmed hat, a serape, and cowboy boots as if he just stepped offstage. So while he may be gone, you can rest assured that Stevie Ray's legend will "rave on." This article includes earlier reporting by Craig Hlavaty. Danny Hermosillo is the Digital News Editor for Chron.com | Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and our subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com | Follow him on Twitter at @Dannyherm1| Email him at Danny.Hermosillo@chron.com Tragically, "SRV," as he was lovingly known by his fans, lost his life at the age of 35, killed in a Bell 206 helicopter crash in East Troy, Wis., on Aug. 27, 1990. Before he died he played a final gig with Eric Clapton and Robert Cray at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. The crash also killed Clapton's agent Bobby Brookes, bodyguard Nigel Browne and tour manager Colin Smythe. Vaughan has influenced a generation of guitar players from Gary Clark Jr. to John Mayer, artists that pull from his all-too-short body of work. He will no doubt continue to captivate guitarists for decades to come. Houston in September 1989: Were you at the 'Biggest Party in History'? SRV may be gone, but he's definitely not forgotten. Vaughan was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2015 alongside Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Bill Withers. Stevie Ray's brother Jimmie accepted the induction on his behalf. Recently, authors Andy Aledort and Alan Paul collaborated on "Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan." Photographer Tracy Anne Hart is publishing a book in early 2020 featuring more than 100 photos of Vaughan shot between 1983 and 1990. A statue of Vaughan stands on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake in Austin with a guitar in hand, wearing a broad-brimmed hat, a serape, and cowboy boots as if he just stepped offstage. So while he may be gone, you can rest assured that Stevie Ray's legend will "rave on." This article includes earlier reporting by Craig Hlavaty. Danny Hermosillo is the Digital News Editor for Chron.com | Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and our subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com | Follow him on Twitter at @Dannyherm1| Email him at Danny.Hermosillo@chron.com
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  11. Back in 2011 we looked at an array of small hexagonal plates created to serve as an electronic skin that endows robots with a sense of touch. The team responsible had placed 31 of these hexagonal "skin cells" on a small robot, but now they've gone a lot further, equipping a human-sized robot with 1,260 cells to create what they claim is the first autonomous humanoid robot with artificial skin covering its entire body – even the soles of its feet. In the eight years since the original touchy-feely robot, Professor Gordon Cheng and his team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have refined the look of the individual sensor cells, but they still boast the same basic capabilities. They're still hexagonal in shape, allowing them to be placed in a honeycomb arrangement, and they can still measure proximity, pressure, temperature and acceleration. But the main hurdle the team faced in expanding the number of cells so as to fully cover a human-sized robot was computing power, and it's here that the team is claiming a breakthrough. Continuously processing data from more than a few hundred sensors quickly overloaded previous systems, so the team took inspiration from an approach employed by the human nervous system. Rather than constantly informing us of every single sensation our skin feels at all times, the human nervous system concentrates on new sensations. The team gives the example of wearing a hat – we notice it when we put the hat on, but quickly become accustomed the feeling of it on our head and don't notice it after a while. Then, if the hat is blown off, for example, we notice the change. This kind of "event-based" approach requires much less processing power, and the TUM team have managed to adapt it to their robotic skin, making it possible to cover an entire robot without requiring impractical amounts of computing power. The team's H-1 robot is covered in 1,260 hexagonal cells, providing a total of over 13,000 different sensors. These are positioned on its upper body, arms, legs and the soles of its feet. This allows the robot to balance on one leg and walk on uneven surfaces. It can also give a person a hug without crushing them, which actually requires more calculations than many people realize due to the large number of contact points between the two huggers and the varying pressures. "This might not be as important in industrial applications, but in areas such as nursing care, robots must be designed for very close contact with people," says Cheng. Additionally, thanks to its multicellular construction, the artificial skin will keep working even if some cells stop functioning. The current skin cells are about one inch (2.5 cm) in diameter, but Cheng says the team is now working to make them smaller and increase the potential for them to be produced in large numbers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Y2HW6JcGI Source: Technical University of Munich
  12. Researchers at Griffith University in Australia have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to effectively cure cervical cancer in mice. The team targeted specific cancer-causing genes, disrupting them so the tumors die, with a 100 percent survival rate of the animals. The study brings us one step closer to a cure for cancer in humans. Infections by human papillomavirus (HPV) are the cause of almost all cases of cervical cancer. The virus integrates two particular genes called E6 and E7 into the human genome, which then go on to drive and sustain the cancer. That makes these cancer-causing genes (or “oncogenes”) the perfect target for CRISPR – not only do they provide a weakness for tumors, but because they only appear in cancerous cells disrupting them shouldn’t have any effect on healthy cells. So the team designed a way to target these oncogenes. In most CRISPR experiments, the tool hunts down a specific section of DNA – such as one that causes cancer – then snips it out and replaces it with something benign. In this case, the team instead added extra info that garbles the gene. “The nanoparticles search out the cancer-causing gene in cancer cells and ‘edit it’ by introducing some extra DNA that causes the gene to be misread and stop being made,’’ says Nigel McMillan, lead researcher on the study. “This is like adding a few extra letters into a word, so the spell checker doesn’t recognize it ‘anyTTmore’. Because the cancer must have this gene to produce, once edited the cancer dies.” To demonstrate the effectiveness of the treatment, the team tested it in live mice that bore human cervical cancer cells. They encapsulated the CRISPR machinery into “stealth” nanoparticles, then injected the mix into the mice. The results are quite impressive: the tumors in the treated mice completely disappeared, and the animals had a 100-percent survival rate. The team also reported that the mice showed no signs of side effects, such as inflammation. That said, the researchers did caution that there may be other gene changes that they haven’t noticed yet – after all, previous studies have found evidence of off-target mutations. While safety remains a topic of debate, it’s still a concern worth keeping an eye out for. The team is hoping to have the treatment ready for human trials within the next five years. It might also be applicable to other types of cancer. “This is the first cure for any cancer using this technology,’’ says McMillan. “Other cancers can be treated once we know the right genes.” The team describes the work in the video below, and the research was published in the journal Molecular Therapy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsNTSQnLjEI Source: Griffith University
  13. Thanks largely to De Beers, which was created in the late 19th century to control the diamond trade, most people think diamonds are a lot scarcer than they actually are. But an extraordinary diamond unearthed in Russia definitely lives up to the ultra-rare tag, being the only such example ever discovered. It is a diamond with another diamond that moves freely inside it, earning it the name the Matryoshka diamond for its resemblance to traditional Russian nesting dolls. The unusual diamond was discovered during a sorting process in Nyurba, a mining town in eastern Russia. The outer diamond measures just 4.8 x 4.9 x 2.8 mm, and its internal cavity is 6 cubic mm. The tabular-shaped internal diamond bouncing around in this cavity measures 1.9 x 2.1 x 0.6 mm, and has a volume of 1.6 cubic mm. The diamond weighs a total of 0.62 carats (0.124 g), with the internal diamond estimated to account for 0.02 carats (0.004 g) of this. Scientists working in the Research and Development Geological Enterprise of Alrosa, the partially state-owned diamond company that runs the Nyurba diamond mine, have subjected the Matryoshka diamond to various analyses, such as infrared and Raman spectroscopies, and X-ray microtomography, and estimate it may be over 800 million years old. As for how it formed, they have a couple of ideas to explain how the internal diamond came first and was subsequently encased in the external one. "We have two main hypotheses," says Alrosa's Oleg Kovalchuk. "According to the first version, a mantle mineral captured a diamond during its growth, and later it was dissolved in the Earth's surface. According to the second version, a layer of porous polycrystalline diamond substance was formed inside the diamond because of ultra-fast growth, and more aggressive mantle processes subsequently dissolved it. Due to the presence of the dissolved zone, one diamond began to move freely inside another on the principle of matryoshka nesting doll." Neither cavities or inclusions, which is the name given to internal defects, such as structural imperfections, foreign material or another diamond crystal, are uncommon in diamonds. But while they usually lower the value of a diamond, the diamond inclusion able to move freely around the cavity inside the Matryoshka diamond is likely to have the opposite effect due to its apparent uniqueness. "As far as we know, there were no such diamonds in the history of global diamond mining yet," says Kovalchuk. "This is really a unique creation of nature, especially since nature does not like emptiness. Usually, some minerals are replaced by others without cavity formation." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2_73z1HcHI Source: Alrosa
  14. Electric-assist bikes are a great option for the last mile to work or as a form of gentle exercise, and there are plenty of models to choose from. But if pedaling is not your thing, there are throttle-only two-wheelers available too. One of the most interesting-looking we've seen recently is the Brekr Model B out of the Netherlands. It has the look of a retro-stylish moped, but doesn't have any pedals. Within the striking aluminum frame sits a chunky battery box, positioned under the padded long seat, that has room enough for two batteries. A single 1.9 kWh battery pack is reported good for up to 80 km (50 mi) per charge, while running with two batteries could double that. These power packs can be removed for home or office top-ups, and fast-charging is supported. The Model B rocks full suspension with dual shocks at the back giving 6 cm (2.3 in) of travel and upside-down telescopic forks up front for 10 cm (3.9 in) of travel. Just below the handlebars sits a 14 cm (5.5 in) diameter, 2,800-lumen halo ring daytime running light to help ensure other road users can see you, and a stereo sound system has been included that throws out a pulsating synth/motor sound so folks can hear you too. Stopping power comes as hydraulic disc brakes front and back, and the moto rides on 17-inch Michelin City Pro tires. Seat height comes in at 79 cm (31 in), there's 14.6 cm (5.75 in) of ground clearance and the funky two-wheeler has an empty weight of 61 kg (134 lb). Brekr has also included a GPS module so you can keep track of the location of your ride using the Brekr mobile app, which also offers ride information. A cargo rack can be added as an option. The Model B comes in two flavors, one with 1,500 W motor for 100 Nm of torque and the other with a 2,500 W motor for 150 Nm of torque. Both models can be had in 25 km/h (15.5 mph) or 45 km/h (28 mph) top speed variants – which is not enough for highway riding, but should be good for around town jaunts. Source: Brekr
  15. SEC says Telegram can't avoid federal securities laws by labeling their product a cryptocurrency. Telegram's plans for its cryptocurrency and blockchain network may be in jeopardy. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order against the company, which prevents it from distributing and selling its Gram tokens in the country. According to the regulators, the company sold 2.9 billion Grams at discounted prices to 171 initial purchasers worldwide, raising $1.7 billion in the process. A billion of those tokens were purchased by people in the US. The agency says Telegram didn't register the offering with its office, and since it sees Grams as securities, it's accusing the company of violating the Securities Act of 1933. It's not clear how this restraining order would affect Gram's launch as a whole. Former SEC attorney Zachary Fallon told Bloomberg that it could also complicate the company's ability to sell tokens in other countries. But even if it doesn't prevent Telegram from launching outside the US, it could still cause huge issues for the company. The New York Times reported back in August that Telegram promised investors it would deliver Grams by October 31st or return their money. The SEC Division of Enforcement's Co-Director Stephanie Avakian said: "Our emergency action today is intended to prevent Telegram from flooding the US markets with digital tokens that we allege were unlawfully sold. We allege that the defendants have failed to provide investors with information regarding Grams and Telegram's business operations, financial condition, risk factors, and management that the securities laws require." The agency also stressed that companies can't avoid federal securities laws just by labeling their products a cryptocurrency or a digital token. Source: US Securities and Exchange Commission
  16. Stripe and eBay have followed PayPal in backing out of Facebook's cryptocurrency, Libra. They confirmed to the Financial Times that they would pull their support, while Mastercard and Visa have also dropped out. "We highly respect the vision of the Libra Association; however, eBay has made the decision to not move forward as a founding member," the company said in a statement. "At this time, we are focused on rolling out eBay's managed payments experience for our customers." "Stripe is supportive of projects that aim to make online commerce more accessible for people around the world," Stripe told the FT. "Libra has this potential. We will follow its progress closely and remain open to working with the Libra Association at a later stage." Soon after those two companies announced they were backing out of the Libra Association, the non-profit created to oversee the cryptocurrency, Mastercard and Visa followed suit. The Libra Association is set to hold its first board meeting on Monday. Among the "founding members" who are still a part of the group for the time being are Spotify, Uber and Lyft. Facebook's libra cryptocurrency coalition is falling apart as eBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe... The news comes one week after PayPal announced its withdrawal as government regulators continue to scrutinize the plans. "We are focused on moving forward and continuing to build a strong association of some of the world's leading enterprises, social impact organizations and other stakeholders to achieve a safe, transparent, and consumer-friendly implementation of a global payment system that breaks down financial barriers for billions of people," the Libra Association's policy and communication chief Dante Disparte told CNBC. "We look forward to the inaugural Libra Association Council meeting in just 3 days and announcing the initial members of the Libra Association." Facebook announced the cryptocurrency and the Calibra digital wallet in June, and regulators quickly put it firmly under the microscope. France and Germany have argued Libra should be banned in the European Union, while US, UK and EU regulators, as well as central banks, have sought more information about Libra's stability and its privacy implications. Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before the Financial Services Committee about Libra later this month. Democratic members of the committee drafted legislation in July to ban Facebook and other major tech companies from releasing their own cryptocurrencies. Update (4:35 PM ET): Added that Visa has left the Libra Association. Update (6:18 PM ET): Libra exec David Marcus tweeted about the departures, thanking Visa and Mastercard for "sticking it out until the 11th hour." He suggested these moves are temporary until there's "regulatory clarity," and encouraged everyone to "stay tuned for more very soon."
  17. Add smart TVs to the growing list of home appliances guilty of surveilling people’s movements. A new study from Princeton University shows internet-connected TVs, which allow people to stream Netflix and Hulu, are loaded with data-hungry trackers. “If you use a device such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV, there are numerous companies that can build up a fairly comprehensive picture of what you’re watching,” Arvind Narayanan, associate professor of computer science at Princeton, wrote in an email to The Verge. “There’s very little oversight or awareness of their practices, including where that data is being sold.” Of course, data is part of the reason TVs have gotten so cheap. Today, Roku’s sell for less than $200, subsidized in part by targeted advertising. Technically, people agree to have their data sold when they set up their devices. But many aren’t aware it’s even happening. That’s true for other smart home technology, too. In a different study, researchers at Northeastern University looked at 81 smart home devices and found that some, including Amazon’s Ring doorbell and Alexa, and the Zmodo doorbell, monitor when a user talks or moves, even when they’re not using the device. “The app used to set up the [Ring] device does not warn the user that the doorbell performs such recording in real time, the doorbell offers no indication that recording is occurring, and the only disclosure is in fine print as part of the privacy policy,” the paper says. To understand how much surveillance is taking place on smart TVs, Narayanan and his co-author Hooman Mohajeri Moghaddam built a bot that automatically installed thousands of channels on their Roku and Amazon Fire TVs. It then mimicked human behavior by browsing and watching videos. As soon as it ran into an ad, it would track what data was being collected behind the scenes. Some of the information, like device type, city, and state, is hardly unique to one user. But other data, like the device serial number, Wi-Fi network, and advertising ID, could be used to pinpoint an individual. “This gives them a more complete picture of who you are,” said Moghaddam. He noted that some channels even sent unencrypted email addresses and video titles to the trackers. In total, the study found trackers on 69 percent of Roku channels and 89 percent of Amazon Fire channels. “Some of these are well known, such as Google, while many others are relatively obscure companies that most of us have never heard of,” Narayanan said. Google’s ad service DoubleClick was found on 97 percent of Roku channels. “Like other publishers, smart TV app developers can use Google’s ad services to show ads against their content, and we’ve helped design industry guidelines for this that enable a privacy-safe experience for users,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement emailed to The Verge. “Depending on the user’s preferences, the developer may share data with Google that’s similar to data used for ads in mobile apps or on the web.” Both Roku and Amazon Fire allow users to turn off targeted advertising. But doing so only stops a user’s advertising ID from being tracked — not the other uniquely identifiable information. “Better privacy controls would certainly help, but they are ultimately band-aids,” Narayanan said. “The business model of targeted advertising on TVs is incompatible with privacy, and we need to confront that reality. To maximize revenue, platforms based on ad targeting will likely turn to data mining and algorithmic personalization/persuasion to keep people glued to the screen as long as possible.”
  18. The partnership arrives as a Boeing subsidiary has been conducting test flights of a fully electric flying vehicle and will focus on developing a product for the premium market. The two companies will work on a "premium urban" air vehicle, according to a partnership announced on Thursday. Already, the companies have begun developing concept designs for a fully electric vehicle that can take off and land vertically. The goal is to create an actual prototype. Boeing and Porsche also plan on assembling a team to investigate the market potential for flying cars and how travelers would actually use them. "This collaboration builds on our efforts to develop a safe and efficient new mobility ecosystem," said Steve Nordlund, general manager of Boeing NeXt, a division of the aerospace maker that's focused on paving the way for self-driving and piloted flying vehicles. A separate Boeing subsidiary, Aurora Flight Sciences, has also been developing an actual flying car prototype, which can hover like a helicopter. In January, the electric-powered vehicle completed its first test flight. The 30-foot long craft has been designed to fly autonomously with up to a range of 50 miles. Porsche expects the "urban air mobility market" to take off after 2025, giving consumers a way to bypass rush hour traffic (assuming they can afford to pay for it). But the companies aren't alone in trying to design a flying car. Over the years, others such as Uber, Intel, and Google co-founder Larry Page have also showed off prototype designs on the promise of making air taxis a reality one day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9igkbrYNN6I
  19. The MIL-STD-1553 data bus standard for vehicle computers was invented before hacking was a problem. Hackers could potentially gain access to an airplane, tank, or spacecraft's main computer system through the data bus. The Cyber Anomaly Detection System monitors a data bus for anomalies and quickly reports them to pilots or maintainers. A new anti-hacker system is designed to monitor military and civilian aircraft, looking for signs hackers have tampered with a plane’s computer system. The Cyber Anomaly Detection System (CADS) is designed to monitor the information pipeline on many U.S. and NATO combat planes, including the F-15 Eagle, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and even the B-2A Spirit stealth bomber. CADS is designed to warn pilots and drone operators that their aircraft has been compromised by hackers, who could introduce false or potentially dangerous data into an airplane. MIL-STD-1553 is a military standard that spells out the mechanical, electrical, and functional characteristics of a serial data bus. A data bus is a system universal to computers—from PC or smartphone to computers on military aircraft—that moves data from one part of the computer to the other. It also acts as an entry point for new data coming from sensors, like radars and GPS antennas, to the aircraft onboard flight computer. First introduced in 1973, it is built into almost all U.S. military aircraft, several types of conventional aircraft, the M1A2 Abrams tank, and even the International Space Station.
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