Stay on target Notre Dame’s 180,000 Bees Survive Cathedral FireGet ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ For Free to Help Notre Dame One of the many companies to pay tribute to the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral following its tragic fire last week was French video game publisher Ubisoft. If you act fast, you can still grab a free PC copy of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, a mediocre video game that nonetheless has a stunning virtual recreation of the historic landmark for players to explore.But if you thought Assassin’s Creed: Unity was the last video game to give a shout-out to Quasimodo’s pad, Sean Murray wants you to hold his beer. One of the latest awesome additions to the infinite universe of No Man’s Sky is a player-made version of Notre Dame just chilling in outer space.Posted by Reddit users 258100 (and originally reported by GamesRadar) this Notre Dame fit for a reptilian Space Pope isn’t something you can make with just any old version of the game. You need the Blender mod on PC. And even then all of 258100’s long and tedious work has only reconstructed the front of the building. If you’re playing the upcoming No Man’s Sky VR for example, you won’t be able to go inside and feel like you’re actually there again.Still, this is a really cool surprising thing in a game practically made of cool surprising things. We’re sure 258100 now has a better appreciation of the work it will take to rebuild the actual Notre Dame. Before this he was just recreating simple video game architecture like Peach’s Castle.If you want to check out Notre Dame in No Man’s Sky for yourself, use some dark PC magic to specifically fly on over to these coordinates: ETAT:055A:0076:0E31:01D4. For more on Notre Dame read about how drones helped contain the fire, how 3D laser scans will help the restoration, and how these bees survived the blaze.
October brings pumpkin spice lattes, the turning of the leaves, harvest, the baseball playoffs and most importantly—the opening of the ASA Soybean Leadership College registration. State associations can begin registering their participants for the Jan. 6-8, 2015 program in St. Louis, Mo. by clicking here.The Soybean Leadership College has prepared soybean organization leaders for more than 14 years. American agriculture is constantly changing, constantly under scrutiny and the Soybean Leadership College educates soybean organization leaders from across the United States to promote the industry and effectively communication key messages to expand the U.S. soybean opportunities. The Soybean Leadership College focuses on four key leadership development areas: Emerging trends and issues in the agricultural industry, organizational leadership, communication skills and industry issues impacting the soybean industry.2015 Soybean College Featured Keynote SpeakersKicking off the meeting is Jack Bobo, U.S. Department of State, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. Bobo will speak on “Can Agriculture Save the Planet before it Destroys It?” Bobo will examine the global trends in food and agriculture and the role of effective communication in ensuring the voice of farmers and students contribute to the food policy, technology and innovation dialogue.Matt Roberts, Ph.D. is the keynote speaker for the Wednesday morning general session. Dr. Roberts’ will address the current supply and demand situation for grains and oilseeds in the United States and world and what it means for prices and how growers can best take advantage of these trends in their own marketing decisions.The Soybean Leadership College will also feature training focusing on organizational leadership, communications and industry issues.The Soybean Leadership College is open to ASA, USB, USSEC, state association and QSSB leaders and staff, soybean producers wanting to assume a leadership position on a state or national level, and college students seeking to further develop their organizational leadership skills. For more information about the 2015 Soybean Leadership College click here.The 2015 Soybean Leadership College is sponsored by the following organizations:United Soybean BoardArkansas Soybean Promotion BoardIllinois Soybean BoardIndiana Soybean AllianceIowa Soybean AssociationKansas Soybean CommissionKentucky Soybean BoardMaryland Soybean BoardMichigan Soybean Promotion CommitteeMinnesota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilNebraska Soybean BoardNew York Corn and Soybean AssociationNorth Carolina Soybean Producers AssociationNorth Dakota Soybean CouncilOhio Soybean CouncilSouth Dakota Soybean CouncilTennessee Soybean Promotion BoardVirginia Soybean Board
PALMETTO BAY (WSVN) — Two men broke into a Palmetto Bay business last month, investigators said, then busted through a door into a neighboring Metro PCS.Surveillance cameras captured the robbery, including one man staring right at the camera, on Feb. 19.The men broke into Pitman Photo Supply and Metro PCS on South Dixie Highway near Southwest 144th Street.It is not yet known whether they took anything.If you have any information on this break-in, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
81 Photos 69 Photos Tags Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Comments Enlarge ImagePeople can’t get enough of the new Forester and that means us speed freaks can’t get the XT model of our dreams. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow Subaru is having a good year. It’s already having trouble meeting demand for its newly refreshed Forester, and the Crosstrek is selling like gangbusters. Despite that, people are still clamoring for more power in those models, pining for the days of the Forester XT and its turbocharged ilk.Subaru is giving its recently revealed Legacy a hairdryer under the hood, so why no turbo love for Forester and Crosstrek? They’re already too popular, according to a statement made by Subaru NA’s president Tom Doll during an interview with Motor Trend at the recent Chicago Auto Show.By Doll’s reckoning, adding the performance that people are wanting to cars that they’re already buying will make the vehicles even harder to get at a dealer. It may sound weird for an automaker to actively avoid selling the most cars it can, but don’t forget that in the grand scheme of things, Subaru is a small car company.During his interview, Doll didn’t shut down the idea of turbo models altogether, instead opting to leave the possibility open if interest in the basic models wanes and they need to juice up sales.So, if you want a practical but turbocharged Subaru, buy a Legacy or start convincing people not to buy the cars as-is. Good luck with that though. 26 Photos Comments Tags Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 12 Photos Car Industry Crossovers Hatchbacks 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 8 18 Photos Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Subaru,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 52 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. More From Roadshow 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is a plug-in with real compromises 10 Photos 68 Photos 31 Photos 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 71 Photos 49 Photos Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski today announced a slew of staff changes. Current and former employees say the timing of the multiple departures is coincidental, but the change begins at the top.Download AudioFor those of you keeping score at home, sharpen your pencils: Michael Pawlowski, will take over as Murkowski’s chief of staff. Pawlowski, better known in Alaska as “Fish,” has been working for Murkowski in Washington for a little more than a year. He is a former Alaska legislative aide and was deputy commissioner of Revenue in the Parnell administration. Current chief of staff, Ed Hild, is leaving after more than 20 years of work in the Senate.Murkowski is promoting long-time aide Nathan Bergerbest to deputy chief of staff. Also, Garrett Boyle, a relatively new staffer who grew up in rural Alaska, is the new legislative director. Former leg director Kate Williams, originally from Juneau, has gone to work in the office of the Senate Republican whip.Still with me? There’s more.Robert Dillon, Murkowski’s communications director for the Senate Energy Committee, is also leaving the Senate after seven years.“It was really hard yesterday, walking out of the office for the last time,” Dillon said, by phone from home. “I’ve said multiple times that it’s not a job. It’s family.”Dillon says he knows of no shared reason for the staff departures. In his case, he says opportunity called, from the private sector.“I will be heading up the D.C. office of Strategies 360, a public policy firm based in Seattle, but has offices, of course, in Anchorage and 10 states across the West,” he said.Dillon, a former reporter for the Fairbanks Daily News Miner and other Alaska publications, says he’ll continue to work on Alaska issues in his new job.Meanwhile, Karina Petersen has been promoted to communications director of Murkowski’s Senate office. Petersen was raised in Soldotna and is a former KTVA reporter. She replaces Matthew Felling, who left Murkowski’s office last fall and now works for Hill+Knowlton, a communications strategy firm.
Employees sit on the helpdesk reception of the Fortis Memorial Hospital at Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 20, 2015.Reuters fileInvestors could see yet another roller-coaster ride in the share price of Fortis Healthcare, the Indian hospitals’ chain, in the coming days in the context of a new report that says Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare Berhad could still acquire a stake in the company. The news comes almost a month after the share price crashed after the Malaysian entity reportedly pulled out of talks for acquiring the stake.The share price has been swinging wildly in the past one month, from Rs 190 on June 21 to Rs 148 on July 17 before closing at Rs 164 on Friday (July 21) on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The 52-week high for the stock is Rs 230.Also read: Fortis Healthcare shares crash despite company keeping options open on stake saleThe latest report, by news agency BloombergQuint, said that a proposed fund-raising to the tune of $2 billion by IHH Healthcare’s subsidiary Parkway Pantai Ltd. suggests that the deal is still “alive.”Parkway Pantai, in a regulatory filing, said “that proceeds from the issuance of the notes and perpetual securities shall be utilised for the Group’s investments, capital expenditure and general corporate purposes,” according to the news agency.An investment banker also told the BloomberQuint that the funds raised would eventually be used to acquire a stake in Fortis Healthcare, though a timeframe was not mentioned.IHH Healthcare’s business interests in India are held via Parkway Pantai, which has seven hospitals and three feeder units in the country, the news agency said.Interestingly, one of the promoters of Fortis Healthcare sold 13.5 million shares in two tranches (4.90 million shares at Rs 150.02 apiece and 8.6 million shares at Rs 150.91) on July 19 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).Promoters, including Malvinder and Shivinder, own 42.96 percent in Fortis Healthcare, according to the shareholding pattern as of June 30, 2017, filed by the company with the BSE. Foreign portfolio investors hold 32.65 percent.For the year ended March 31, 2017, Fortis Healthcare reported consolidated revenues of Rs 4,573 crore and a net profit of Rs 479 crore. The company is yet to declare its June quarter results.
More information: Error-tradeoff and error-disturbance relations for incompatible quantum measurements, PNAS April 23, 2013 vol. 110 no. 17 6742-6747, doi:10.1073/pnas.1219331110 Related: 1Universally valid reformulation of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle on noise and disturbance in measurement, Physical Review A 67, 042105 (2003), doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.67.042105 Branciard acknowledges that there has been, and still is, confusion between those two versions of the uncertainty principle – that is, the joint measurement aspect and the statistical indeterminacy for exclusive measurements – and many physicists misunderstood the standard uncertainty relations as implying limits on the joint measurability of incompatible observables. “In fact,” he points out, “it was widely believed that the standard uncertainty relation was also valid for approximate joint measurements, if one simply replaces the uncertainties with the errors for the position and momentum. However, this relation is in fact in general not valid.”Surprisingly little work has been done on the joint measurement aspect of the uncertainty principle, and it has been quantified only in the last decade when Ozawa1 derived the first universally valid trade-off relations between errors and disturbance – that is, valid for all approximation strategies for the joint measurement error-tradeoff relations for joint measurements. “However,” says Branciard, “these relations were not tight. My paper presents new, stronger relations that are. In order to quantify the uncertainty principle for approximate joint measurements and derive error-tradeoff relations,” he adds, “one first needs to agree on a framework and on definitions for the errors in the approximation. Ozawa developed such a framework for that, on which I based my analysis.”A key aspect in Branciard’s research is that quantum theory describes the states of a quantum system, their evolution and measurements in geometric terms – that is, physical states are vectors in a high-dimensional, complex Hilbert space, and measurements are represented by projections onto certain orthogonal bases of this high-dimensional space. “I made the most of this geometric picture to derive my new relations,” Branciard explains. “Namely, I represented ideal and approximate measurements by vectors in a similar (but real) space, and translated the errors in the approximations into distances between the vectors. The incompatibility of the two observables to be approximated gave constraints on the possible configuration of those vectors in terms of the angles between the vectors.” By then looking for general constraints on real vectors in a large-dimensional space, and on how close they can be from one another when some of their angles are fixed, Branciard was able to derive his relation between the errors in the approximate joint measurement.Branciard again notes that he used the framework developed mainly by Ozawa, who proposed to quantify the errors in the approximations by the statistical deviations between the approximations and their ideal measurements. In this framework, any measurement can be used to approximate any other measurement, in that the statistical deviation defines the error. However, the advantage of Branciard’s new relation over previously derived ones is that it is, as he described it above, tight. “It does not only tell that certain values are forbidden,” he points out, “but also shows that the bounds they impose can be reached. In fact,” he illustrates, “I could show how to saturate my new relation for any pair of observables A and B and for any quantum state, and reach all optimal error values eA and eB, whether one wants a small eA at the price of having to increase eB, or vice versa.” Moreover, he continues, the fact that it is tight is relevant experimentally, if one aims at testing these kinds of relations. “Showing that a given relation is satisfied is trivial if the relation is universally valid, since any measurement should satisfy it. What is less trivial is to show experimentally that one can indeed reach the bound of a tight relation. Experimental techniques now allow one to perform measurements down to the limits imposed by quantum theory, which makes the study of error-tradeoff relations quite timely. Also,” he adds, “the tightness of error-tradeoff relations may be crucial if one considers applications such as the security of quantum communications: If one uses such relations to study how quantum theory restricts the possible actions of an eavesdropper, it will not be enough to say what cannot be done using simply a valid relation, but also what can be done when quantified by a tight relation.”In Branciard’s framework, the error-disturbance scenario initially considered by Heisenberg can be seen as a particular case of the joint measurement scenario, in that an approximate measurement of the first observable and a subsequent measurement of the then-disturbed incompatible second observable, taken together, constitute an approximate measurement of both observables. More specifically, the second measurement is only approximated because it is performed on the system after it has been disturbed by the first measurement. “Hence, in my framework,” Branciard summarizes, “any constraint on approximation errors in joint measurements also applies to the error-disturbance scenario, in which the error on the second observable is interpreted as its disturbance and error-tradeoff relations simply imply error-disturbance relations. In fact,” he adds, “while the error-disturbance case is a particular case of the more general joint measurement scenario, it’s actually more constrained. This is because in that scenario the approximation of the second observable is done via the actual measurement of precisely that observable after the system has been disturbed by the approximate measurement of the first observable.” This restricts the possible strategies for approximating a joint measurement, and as a consequence stronger constraints can generally be derived for errors versus disturbances rather than for error tradeoffs.Branciard gives a specific example. “Suppose the second observable can produce two possible measurement results – for example, +1 or -1 – that could correspond to measuring spin or polarization in a given direction. In the error-disturbance scenario, the approximation of the 2nd observable – that is, the actual measurement of that observable on the disturbed system – is restricted to produce either the result +1 or the result -1. However, in a more general scenario of approximate joint measurements, it may give lower errors in my framework to approximate the measurement by outputting other measurement results, say 1/2 or -3. For these reasons, one can in general actually derive error-disturbance relations that are stronger than error-tradeoff relations, as shown in my paper.”The uncertainty principle is one of the main tenets of quantum theory, and is a crucial feature for applications in quantum information science, such as quantum computing, quantum communications, quantum cryptography, and quantum key distribution. “Standard uncertainty relations in terms of statistical indeterminacy for exclusive measurements are already used to prove the security of quantum key distribution,” Branciard points out. “In a similar spirit, it may also be possible to use the joint measurement version of the uncertainty principle to analyze the possibility for quantum information applications. This would, however, probably require the expression of error-tradeoff relations in terms of information, by quantifying the limited information gained on each observable, rather than talking about errors.”Looking ahead, Branciard describes possible directions for future research. “As mentioned, in order to make the most of the joint measurement version of the uncertainty principle and be able to use it to prove, for instance, the security of quantum information applications, it would be useful to express it in terms of information-theoretic – that is, entropic – quantities. Little has been studied in this direction, which would require developing a general framework to correctly quantify the partial information gained in approximate joint measurements, and then derive entropic uncertainty relations adapted to the scenarios under consideration.”Beyond its possible applications for quantum information science, Branciard adds, the study of the uncertainty principle brings new insights on the foundations of quantum theory – and for Branciard, some puzzling questions in quantum foundations include why does quantum theory impose such limits on measurements, and why does it contain so many counterintuitive features, such as quantum entanglement and non locality?”A link has recently been established between standard uncertainty relations and the nonlocality of any theory. Studying this joint measurement aspect of the uncertainty principle,” Branciard concludes, “may bring new insights and give a more complete picture of quantum theory by offering to address these metaphysical questions – which have been challenging physicists and philosophers since the invention of quantum theory – from a new perspective.” Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Branciard points out that the fact that the joint measurement of incompatible observables is impossible was first realized by Heisenberg in 1927, when, in his seminal paper, he explained that the measurement of one observable necessarily disturbs the other, and suggested an error-disturbance relation to quantify that. “General uncertainty relations were soon to be derived rigorously,” Branciard continues.More specifically, the uncertainty relation known as the uncertainty principle or Heisenberg principle is a mathematical inequality asserting that there is a fundamental limit to the precision with which certain pairs of physical properties of a particle known as complementary variables, such as a particle’s position and momentum, can be known simultaneously. In the case of position and momentum, the more precisely the position of a particle is determined, the less precisely its momentum can be known, and vice versa.”However,” Branciard notes, these “standard” uncertainty relations quantify a different aspect of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle: Instead of referring to the joint measurement of two observables on the same physical system – or to the measurement of one observable that perturbs the subsequent measurement of the other observable on the same system, as initially considered by Heisenberg – standard uncertainty relations bound the statistical indeterminacy of the measurement outcomes when either one or the other observable is measured on independent, identically prepared systems.” Error-tradeoff and error-disturbance relations. Copyright © PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1219331110 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Are you certain, Mr. Heisenberg? New measurements deepen understanding of quantum uncertainty Citation: Uncertainty revisited: Novel tradeoffs in quantum measurement (2013, May 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-uncertainty-revisited-tradeoffs-quantum.html © 2013 Phys.org. All rights reserved. Constraints imposed by error-tradeoff and error-disturbance relations. Copyright © PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1219331110 , Physical Review A Explore further Dr. Branciard describes the research and challenges he encountered. “Quantum theory tells us that certain measurements are incompatible and cannot be performed jointly,” Branciard tells Phys.org. For example, he illustrates, it is impossible to simultaneously measure the position and speed of a quantum particle, the spin of a particle in different directions, or the polarization of a photon in different directions.”Although such joint measurements are forbidden,” Branciard continues, “one can still try to approximate them. For instance, one can approximate the joint measurement of the spin of a particle in two different directions by actually measuring the spin in a direction in between. At the price of accepting some errors; this yields partial information on the spin in both directions – and the larger the precision is on one direction, the larger the error on the other must be.” While it’s challenging to picture what it means to measure a property “in between position and speed,” he adds, it’s possible to measure something that will give partial information on both the position and speed – but again, the more precise the position is measured, the less precise the speed, and vice versa.There is therefore a tradeoff between precision achievable for each incompatible observable, or equivalently on the errors made in their approximations. What exactly is this tradeoff? How well can one approximate the joint measurement? What fundamental limits does quantum theory precisely impose? This tradeoff – between the error on one observable versus the error on the other – can be characterized by so-called error-tradeoff relations, which show that certain values of errors for each observable are forbidden.”Certain error-tradeoff relations were known already, and set bounds on the values allowed,” Branciard explains. “However, it turns out that in general those bounds could not be reached, since quantum theory actually restricts the possible error values more than what the previous relations were imposing.” In his paper, Branciard derives new error-tradeoff relations which are tight, in the sense that the bounds they impose can be reached when one chooses a “good enough” approximation strategy. He notes that they thus characterize the optimal tradeoff one can have between the errors on the two observables. (Phys.org) —There is, so to speak, uncertainty about uncertainty – that is, over the interpretation of how Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle describes the extent of disturbance to one observable when measuring another. More specifically, the confusion is between the fact that, as Heisenberg first intuited, the measurement of one observable on a quantum state necessarily disturbs another incompatible observable, and the fact that on the other hand the indeterminacy of the outcomes when either one or the other observable is measured is bounded. Recently, Dr. Cyril Branciard at The University of Queensland precisely quantified the former by showing how it is possible to approximate the joint measurement of two observables, albeit with the introduction of errors with respect to the ideal measurement of each. Moreover, the scientist characterized the disturbance of an observable induced by the approximate measurement of another one, and derived a stronger error-disturbance relation for this scenario.
Scientists have been trying to forecast winter weather in Europe for hundreds of years, but it’s been a daunting task. The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)—a climatic phenomenon in the North Atlantic Ocean with no defined periodicity, has made it a major challenge. In recent years, however, some progress has been made. The amount of Eurasian snow cover in October, for example, has been shown to offer some suggestion of how much cold and snow the continent is likely to get as the winter progresses. Wanting more, the research pair wondered if the amount of sea ice present in the Arctic in the fall might offer clues to winter weather patterns.To find out, they pulled weather data for Europe for the winters over the year’s 1979/1980 through 2012/2013 and compared what they found with sea ice concentrations in the Arctic for the same period. In so doing they found what they describe as a new tool for providing skillful predictions of European winter weather. They note that combining Arctic ice concentrations (particularly in the Barents-Kara Sea) as measured in September, with Eurasian snow cover, can provide a reasonably high degree of predictability.The NAO was first discovered by Sir Gilbert Walker in the 1920’s—he observed fluctuations in atmospheric pressure between Iceland and the Azores which appeared to control the westerly direction of winds and storms in the North Atlantic and thus weather patterns in Europe. Predicting changes in the NAO has proved next to impossible, however. Thus, researchers have looked to other climate phenomena to help improve long-range weather forecasting for Europe. In their paper, García-Serranoand and Frankignoul suggest that it’s important that any future weather forecasts for seasonal winter predictions for Europe include measurements of ice in the Arctic in September. (Phys.org) —A pair of researchers with L’Ocean IPSL Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris has published a paper in the journal Nature Geoscience describing research they’ve been conducting regarding the amount of Arctic sea ice in September and how it can be used to help predict how severe the following winter will be in Europe. Using maximum covariance analysis on data from 1979/1980–2012/2013, researchers Claude Frankignoul and Javier García-Serrano found that a correlation skill of .59 could be achieved in forecasting the harshness of the following European winter. Would seasonal forecasting enable us to cope with our changing weather? Journal information: Nature Geoscience © 2014 Phys.org Mosaic of images of the Arctic by MODIS. Credit: NASA Citation: Study suggests autumn Arctic sea ice can be used to predict European winter weather (2014, March 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-03-autumn-arctic-sea-ice-european.html Explore further More information: High predictability of the winter Euro–Atlantic climate from cryospheric variability, Nature Geoscience (2014) DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2118AbstractSeasonal prediction skill for surface winter climate in the Euro–Atlantic sector has been limited so far. In particular, the predictability of the winter North Atlantic Oscillation, the mode that largely dominates regional atmospheric and climate variability, remains a hurdle for present dynamical prediction systems. Statistical forecasts have also been largely elusive, but October Eurasian snow cover has been shown to be a robust source of regional predictability. Here we use maximum covariance analysis to show that Arctic sea-ice variability represents another good predictor of the winter Euro–Atlantic climate at lead times of as much as three months. Cross-validated hindcasts of the winter North Atlantic Oscillation index using September sea-ice anomalies yield a correlation skill of 0.59 for the period 1979/1980–2012/2013, suggesting that 35% of its variance could be predicted three months in advance. This skill can be further enhanced, at the expense of a shorter lead time, by using October Eurasian snow cover as an additional predictor. Skilful predictions of winter European surface air temperature and precipitation are also obtained with September sea ice as the only predictor. We conclude that it is important to incorporate Arctic sea-ice variability in seasonal prediction systems. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Kolkata: Satyabrata Mookherjee, former state president of BJP and former Minister of State felt that party’s national president Amit Shah’s claim that the party will get 23 seats is “absurd and without any basis.”Mookherjee also expressed his displeasure over the virtual sidelining of senior party leaders like Lal Krishna Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi. “Shah’s tall claim that BJP will get 23 seats in Bengal is absurd and baseless,” he said while giving an interview to a vernacular television channel on Monday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA statement by Mookherjee just two weeks before the election in Krishnanagar Lok Sabha seat from where he was elected in 1999 has put the state unit of BJP in a spot of bother. In the four-corner-fight in Krishnagar, Mohua Moitra of the Trinamool Congress is fighting against Kalyan Chaubey of BJP, Shantanu Jha of CPI(M) and Intaj Ali Shah of Congress. Mookherjee was the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers between 2000 and 2002 and later Minister of State for Commerce and Industry between 2002 and 2003. He was a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ministry. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateKrishnanagar was the red bastion since 1971 when Renu Pada Das was elected four times till 1989. His successor Ajay Mukherjee of CPI(M) was elected from the seats four times between 1989-99. Mookherjee defeated him in 1999. He developed contacts with the people and Krishnanagar became a BJP stronghold. Mookherjee was the state president of the party in 2008 and was replaced by Rahul Sinha in 2009. Asked whether he is taking part in the campaign for Chaubey, Mookherjee said the party has not asked him to take part in the campaign. “It seems that the party thought that seniors cannot give anything anymore so it has kept them out of campaign,” he said. Political experts said Mookherjee’s staying away from the campaign will affect the party’s poll prospects in Krishnanagar. “He has his own pocket votes and workers and these workers which include a large number of local lawyers who had worked for him will not take part in the election. This will put BJP into trouble,” they felt.
Imagine a future where neurological disorders are cured with a single injection into the top of your skull. That’s the expectation placed on the shoulders of Charles Lieber, a Harvard chemist who has developed a groundbreaking technology that has the potential to change medicine.The process involves building a tiny fishing net out of conducting threads that can support microscopic sensors across its surface. It’s so small that you can use a regular-sized but stronger needle to inject it via a tiny drill hole straight onto the brain. Then, this mesh begins to unfurl and sit on the top of your noggin, shifting around as your grey matter does normally.This technique overcomes two of the biggest problems that currently dog neuroscientists. Firstly, getting access to the brain is a long, complicated and blunt process. Secondly, any implants have to fight your body’s self-defense systems, which attack the foreign body, assuming that it’s hostile. Lieber’s mesh, by comparison, has spaces for cells to sit and is sufficiently soft and slender that, so far, they’ve been ignored.For now, the tests have centered on implanting the technology onto the brains of sedated mice. Once they’ve woken up, Lieber’s team were able to monitor the activity of individual neurons and even stimulate portions of the brain.There’s still a considerable amount of work to do, but we might be on the cusp of a whole new area of medical science. Oh, and let’s hope the scientists can get WiFi onto this thing, since wandering around with a tiny wire sticking out of your head makes it difficult to wear a hat. June 9, 2015 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals
360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more June 20, 2011 – The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) has awarded $20,000 to Dimitrios Papanagnou, M.D., FACEP, director of medical simulation and medical student ultrasound course director at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., to fund point-of-care ultrasound research in emergency settings. The grant was sponsored by Siemens.EMF developed the grant topic in collaboration with Vicki Noble, M.D., emergency physician at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital and ultrasound section chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The grant is intended to help increase point-of-care ultrasound outcomes research and provide healthcare systems with evidence of the benefits of point-of-care ultrasound, including cost and time effectiveness.“There’s been an enormous amount of interest in diagnostic imaging in the past five to 10 years,” said Noble. “Many single-center descriptive studies have shown that ultrasound is an effective and efficient method of diagnostic imaging, but the lack of multi-center outcome trials has made it difficult to prove the true benefits of point-of-care ultrasound in emergency medicine.”While previous research has focused on the accuracy of ultrasound applications, this grant will sponsor a study that examines the effectiveness of emergency ultrasound through a variety of measures, including patient outcomes and throughput, departmental costs, safety and patient satisfaction.“We hope that this kind of outcomes research can demonstrate how and why point-of-care ultrasound should be used,” said Noble. “If we can demonstrate that it improves patient care efficacy, perhaps ultrasound could become something that is learned in medical school rather than during residency.”With the grant, Papanagnou will analyze clinician-performed bedside ultrasound in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute dyspnea. The study will investigate whether basic ultrasound views of the heart and lungs can improve the ability of ED physicians to identify the source of patient dyspnea. For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | June 20, 2011 Siemens Sponsors Grant for Point-of-Care Ultrasound Research News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more
Bank of America to Use Video Mortgage Bankers March 30, 2015 428 Views Share Bank of America continues to add video to the way they interact with customers, with video mortgage bankers being the newest venture for the Charlotte, North Carolina based bank, according to an article by the News & Observer. This year the bank plans to increase the number of branches equipped with video from 180 to 300. Customers can use the screens to talk to specialty bankers offering mortgages, small business loans, or investment products.The newspaper reports, Bank of America began installing automated teller machines with video screens two years ago and began testing screens in some of its branches three years ago. The bank’s use of video to interact with customers is in contrast to some of its big-bank peers, who are taking a wait-and-see approach to the technology.The bank’s video push underscores the industry’s transition to a new era in which consumers conduct more transactions online and make fewer visits to branches. Bank of America says it’s putting the screens inside branches where foot traffic is too low to justify having a mortgage banker or other specialist.Banks are also eager to make branches cheaper to operate, as they look to blunt profit pressures stemming from low interest rates and high legal costs. Bank of America’s profit in 2014 of $4.8 billion was down 58 percent from 2013 as a $16.65 billion settlement with the federal government weighed on its earnings.“Banks aren’t making a lot of money in the current environment, so they are looking for ways to cut real estate and personnel costs,” bank analyst James Sinegal said.The bank also is rolling out more of its video-equipped ATMs this year. Since 2013 it has installed more than 500 across the U.S.To be sure, the branches and ATMs outfitted with video screens represent just a fraction of the 4,800 total branches and 15,800 total ATMs the bank reported at the end of last year. But the bank is watching closely to see how customers respond to the technology.As consumers use video to interact with more kinds of companies, they should remember that a video transaction is never as secure as an in-person interaction, said Bill Chu, a professor at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics. Chu said he’s not necessarily against such technologies, but he said moving a complex financial transaction from an in-person exchange to a digital one raises the odds of consumer data being accessed by a hacker.“From a security perspective, it’s never more secure than face to face because there’s always a chance that things can be intercepted, a chance that things are not encrypted properly,” he said. “You can have the most mature and secure technology in the world, but if people don’t use it properly it’s not going to be secure and safe.”Bank of America spokesman Terry Francisco said the bank’s video interactions are secure, private and done over the bank’s internal network. The bank’s use of the technology complies with all laws and regulations regarding customer communication, he said. He said the bank records the audio from the video calls to comply with federal laws but does not record the video itself.In a call center in Charlotte, James McKay Jr. is one of about 15 mortgage bankers who speak with customers using a video screen.McKay, 58, fields video calls from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., while some of his co-workers work later to accommodate customers in time zones to the west.McKay says he has six video calls a day on average. Typically a banker in a branch shows the customer to a video screen and connects the customer to the call center. There, the bankers are seated in cubicles with sliding doors to make transactions private. One day in early March, McKay talked on video to customers in the District of Columbia, Florida, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.The bank’s other home-lending video call center is in Plano, Texas. Video call centers in other cities house bankers who specialize in investment products and small business loans.To date, the bank has put most of its video screens in branches in Southeast and Central U.S. markets, as well as the New York City metropolitan area. The bank plans for future U.S. screens to go mostly in the Central, Southwest and Northwest regions.(Reporting by Deon Roberts) Bank of America video ATM video mortgage banker 2015-03-30 Samantha Guzman in Daily Dose, Featured, Origination
President Nicos Anastasiades and lawmakers on Thursday discussed the economy with prominent foreign investors, and possible measures for its improvement, during a round-table discussion at the presidential palace.Such a dialogue would from now on be institutionalised, he said.Addressing participants, Anastasiades said: “We expect to hear and evaluate your take on how the general business environment and competition could be improved, and how business endeavours could be simplified, particularly in the very important sectors which you represent such as finance, communication technology, energy, land development, entertainment, shipping, trade, and infrastructure.”Anastasiades noted that the dialogue would also incorporate the input of foreign investors active in other sectors of the economy.“It is paramount ensure that every investor trusts the economic environment in which he operates, through maintaining a stable, transparent, credible and competitive tax and legal regime, adopt measures, including structural reforms, which facilitate economic and investment opportunities and receive suggestions on issues which relate to the above-mentioned, as well as on further advancing the competitiveness of our country,” he said.He said this forms part of the state’s principles that it is only through a constructive dialogue, an exchange of views and ideas with all social partners, and in particular with highly – successful foreign investors and private companies, that the government would be able to adopt new policies or measures which would reinforce the outlook and prospect of the economic environment”“This is all the more applicable in your case, since you do not only have a first-hand experience of Cyprus’ economic and business environment, but it is also through your initiatives and your multi-million investments that you have proved to be one of the most important components of the economic recovery, the growth and the job creation we are witnessing,” Anastasiades added.Private sector investments have been crucial for the economic recovery, for the establishment of cooperation between the private and public sector, and for the enhancement of the role of the island as stable and competitive business destination, Anastasiades said.He also highlighted that the event was an important pillar of “our overall framework of actions to preserve and explore the conditions in which high growth rates can be created”.Participants of the discussion which lasted some two hours were also the ministers of foreign affairs, finance, and energy, the deputy ministers of shipping and tourism, and the government spokesperson.The round-table discussion centred on topics including the transparency, credibility and competitiveness of the local economic environment, possible measures that could facilitate economic and investment opportunities and suggestions on ways to promote the country’s competitiveness. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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