The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is scheduled to arrive at the orbital outpost on Sunday, Dec. 8. Coverage of the spacecraft's approach and arrival at the space station will begin at 4:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency's website.
Dragon will join three other spacecraft currently at the station. Expedition 61 Commander Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) will grapple Dragon with NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan acting as a backup. NASA's Jessica Meir will assist the duo by monitoring telemetry during Dragon's approach. Coverage of robotic installation to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module will begin at 8 a.m.
This delivery, SpaceX's 19th cargo flight to the space station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, will support dozens of new and existing investigations. NASA's research and development work aboard the space station contributes to the agency's deep space exploration plans, including future Moon and Mars missions.
Here are details about some of the scientific investigations Dragon is delivering:
A Better Picture of Earth's Surface
The Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI) is a next-generation, hyperspectral Earth imaging system. Every material on Earth's surface – rocks, soil, vegetation, snow/ice and human-made objects – has a unique reflectance spectrum. HISUI provides space-based observations for tasks such as resource exploration and applications in agriculture, forestry and other environmental areas.
Malting Barley in Microgravity
Malting ABI Voyager Barley Seeds in Microgravity tests an automated malting procedure and compares malt produced in space and on the ground for genetic and structural changes. Understanding how barley responds to microgravity could identify ways to adapt it for nutritional use on long-duration spaceflights.
Spread of Fire
The Confined Combustion investigation examines the behavior of flames as they spreads in differently shaped confined spaces in microgravity. Studying flames in microgravity gives researchers a better look at the underlying physics and basic principles of combustion by removing gravity from the equation.
Keeping Bones and Muscles Strong
Rodent Research-19 (RR-19) investigates myostatin (MSTN) and activin, molecular signaling pathways that influence muscle degradation, as possible targets for preventing muscle and bone loss during spaceflight and enhancing recovery following return to Earth. This study also could support the development of therapies for a wide range of conditions that cause muscle and bone loss on Earth.
Checking for Leaks
NASA is launching Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS), a docking station that allows Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) units to be stored on the outside of space station, making it quicker and simpler to deploy the instruments. The leak locator is a robotic, remote-controlled tool that helps mission operators detect the location of an external leak and rapidly confirm a successful repair. These capabilities can be applied to any place that humans live in space, including NASA's lunar Gateway and eventually habitats on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
These are just a few of the hundreds of investigations providing opportunities for U.S. government agencies, private industry, and academic and research institutions to conduct microgravity research that leads to new technologies, medical treatments and products that improve life on Earth. Conducting science aboard the orbiting laboratory will help us learn how to keep astronauts healthy during long-duration space travel and demonstrate technologies for future human and robotic exploration beyond low-Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars.
For almost 20 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. As a global endeavor, more than 230 people from 18 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 2,500 research investigations from researchers in 106 countries.
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SANDMARC, a brand specializing in photography gear for iPhone, DJI and GoPro cameras, launched its line of lenses and filters for iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro and 11 models.
Designed with professional mobile filmmaking in mind, the SANDMARC Anamorphic Lens paired with the new improved cameras for iPhone 11 Pro takes filmmaking to a professional level.
With up to 4x zoom on the iPhone 11 Pro, the SANDMARC Telephoto lens is a 60mm equivalent lens ideal for documenting the streets of everyday life, the immense height of an inner-city building or a captivating portrait.
From the brightest sunflowers to the smallest caterpillars, the Macro Lens captures vivid details you cannot see with the naked eye, enabling a photographer to experience the intimate intricacies the world has to offer.
The new iPhone 11 Pro's triple lens camera system will at first seem there is no further need for additional lenses. However, SANDMARC's Wide Lens offers superior images both in low light and outdoor environments.
Patented Lens-to-Filter Thread
SANDMARC's lenses have direct compatibility with the line of filters currently offered for photography and filmmaking: Drama Filter, Scape Filter & Hybrid Filter. The patented thread design for direct mounting provides a seamless ecosystem between the lenses & filters.
Holidays are busy. Family comes to town, no one wants to cook, and so there is only one option: head your favorite restaurant for dinner. For restaurant owners, Managing restaurants during a seasonal rush can be chaotic, stressful, and exhausting. However, it is certainly manageable and when done well, you can expect to be seeing an influx of green numbers.
Here are five tips for managing your way through a busy holiday rush:
1. Hire Seasonal Staff
When the holidays come around, there is always a staffing shortage as more businesses are seeking seasonal or temporary employees to make it through the holiday season. You will want to be sure that you plan to hire in advance of the season and not wait until the last minute to hire and start training. If you wait too long, you will find yourself with a limited pool of prospective hires.
Be sure to account for training time so you will not have a new server struggling with the basics among the crowds. Here is a tip: Millennials make up a large percentage of seasonal workforce, so aim your marketing at them!
2. Keep Inventory Fully Stocked
Review past seasons' sale logs and see what items sold like hotcakes and what flopped. The last thing guests want to hear is "sold out." Your restaurant's historical data or sale forecasting can help determine what items sell quickly in the seasonal months and what other items you should consider removing from your menu.
3. Offer More Online
Online services are not just convenient for customers, but for restaurants as well. If you utilize online reservations and ordering, you are freeing your staff to focus their attention elsewhere or being able to plan in advance for busy times. For example, you know you have a table of 12 coming in, you can arrange staffing in advance to better accommodate.
Utilizing a third-party food delivery is another great, simple way to reach new markets without sending off your own employees.
4. Upgrade Your Restaurant's POS System
If you are not taking advantage of today's technology in terms of POS software, you are surely missing out. An advanced restaurant pos can make managing a restaurant much easier. Not only would you be able to track sales, you will have a way to manage your inventory as items sell and manage employee scheduling, all with one system instead of multiple tools.
A decent system will not only help you operate your business, but it can also help you grow by adding customer loyalty programs and tracking reports to find areas to improve upon.
5. Prepare Your Staff
The holiday season is rough on staff. Take the time to meet with your team and work out any areas for concern before the rush. Go over your expectations and cover common issues they can expect to encounter as well as the steps you would like them to follow. A prepared staff can provide optimal service to your customers.
The holiday season is not for the faint of heart. Things will get busy, customers might get irritatable, and the amount of people moving through your restaurant will feel like a sweeping current. But if you make an effort to prepare your business and take advantage of your time and opportunities, you can turn a profit.
The BlueJay is based on Katai's highly patented technology. Katai's unique approach allows for a much higher resolution image – often 4-6x that of conventional/traditional fisheye systems. With its high resolution, widest field of view, and on-camera processing, the BlueJay is the most advanced optical IOT device in the market today.
Katai is now sampling its camera to end users and distributors in the video conferencing market, including the rapidly growing huddle room and Zoom Room markets. The BlueJay's advanced features provide a unique solution for video conferencing leaders such as Zoom, Microsoft's Skype, Blue Jeans and other systems. In addition, the system provides a platform for developing unique software features for video conferencing such as user counting, auto zoom, auto framing, auto registration, etc. Katai has already established partnerships with leading video conferencing providers and plans to add more partnerships in the near future. Katai is transforming the next generation of video conferencing.
In addition to video conferencing, Katai is already seeing demand for BlueJay in a number of other markets based on ongoing user trials. These markets include:
- Smart City: BlueJay's 360° field of view, very high resolution, and low light capability make it a uniquely capable Smart City IOT device. BlueJay's edge processing and full wireless connectivity allows images to be efficiently analyzed at the edge with minimal latency and unmatched performance.
- Smart Retail: The BlueJay system allows retailers to cover broad areas of a retail environment with fewer cameras. Built-in edge analytics provides retailers with real-time analysis of user behavior, demographics, sentiment, and activity.
Raghu Menon, CEO of Katai notes, "Katai's patented technology was perfected for military applications such as autonomous vehicle support. Based on that success, we have worked closely with our commercial development partners to make our solution price-competitive with cameras that provide a fraction of our capability. Katai's technology is a perfect solution for a number of markets such as video conferencing and is unmatched in the marketplace today."
"Katai's breakthrough approach brings optical IOT technology into this century," explains Katai's Chairman and wireless veteran, Perry LaForge. "Today's existing wide-angle systems are based on 40-year-old 'fisheye' technology, which introduces latency, artifacts, and image distortion. The patented BlueJay system provides a wide angle, high resolution image, that when coupled with Katai's on-board processing and connectivity, makes it one of the most powerful optical IOT devices in the world today."
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Nexar's Beam dash cam uses the same computer-vision artificial intelligence (AI) and inter-vehicle networking software as the Nexar Pro camera but is more compact and affordable. Nexar's mission is to eliminate road collisions worldwide by alerting drivers to dangers ahead in real-time. Nexar developed the Beam camera to expand access for those that are concerned about road safety, but don't necessarily need the additional features that the Pro camera offers, like recording the interior of the vehicle. The dash cam connects to the Nexar app, which is the heart of the operation, providing free and unlimited cloud back-up. It detects incidents, and allows drivers to manage their recorded drives. An added benefit for consumers is the ability to easily report incidents to their insurance companies. Dash cams powered by Nexar are the only ones that get better with time.
"Nexar exists to make our roads safer and smarter," said Eran Shir, CEO of Nexar. "Every day, as our connected network of drivers gets larger, our vision-based technology gives us a deeper understanding of cities and the hazards on the road. We want the features and benefits of this network to be accessible to everyone. The Nexar Beam camera functionality was created with everyday drivers in mind."
Similar to the Nexar Pro, the Nexar Beam will continue to be compatible with the most popular devices: iPhone (model 7 and up), Samsung Galaxy/Note (model 8 and up), and Google Pixel. The one-time payment for the dash cam also covers the lifetime use of the Nexar app, cloud storage, and network. Consumers can purchase the Nexar Beam camera for $78 through the company's website or on Amazon.
The Nexar Beam camera is made from the same hardware as the Pro and has the same video quality and storage capacities. Nexar drivers have been able to accurately detect incidents through the app and get to their destination faster. As this community continues to grow with the introduction of the Nexar Beam design, the driving experience will only get smarter and safer for everyone.
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The Escobar Fold 1 smartphone was designed in USA and is being manufactured in Hong Kong, featuring unique technology and design. "I have made one of the first foldable smartphones in the world. Thanks to effective production and no special deals with retailers, we have been able to keep costs low as compared to other manufacturers. The Escobar Fold 1 is the best smartphone in the world right now," says Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, Pablo Escobar's brother and Founder of Escobar Inc.
The initial production run is limited to 100,000 phones and is expected to sell out fast. The phone specifications are impressive, featuring Android 9.0 OS, Octa-Core 2.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 CPU, Dual cameras (16/20 megapixels), 7.8 inches Amoled FHD+ screen when folded, 4,000 mAh battery and Dual SIM card capacity. The 128GB/6GB version is priced at $349 and the 512GB/8GB memory at $499.
"We are really excited to enter into the smartphone space with our groundbreaking technological revolutionary Foldable smartphone. We believe that the market will appreciate our phones which feature the highest privacy and security measures alongside some amazing foldable screen technology," says Escobar Inc Chief Executive Officer Olof Gustafsson.
The Escobar Fold 1 has gone through rigorous testing, and will be delivered worldwide, and in accordance with local laws and compliance. Available now exclusively starting at $349 with free worldwide shipping at www.escobarinc.com/Fold1. Comes unlocked and works with all sim cards and networks worldwide.
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Starting from $97 for the best basic package, Vacos Cam is the world's most versatile, accessible & affordable smart solution in AI battery powered security camera field, a truly reliable and connected camera for everyone.
"As there are tons of existing battery powered security cameras in the market now, we want to develop a smarter and easier smart solution for customers," said Jet Li, Vacos' CEO. "We believe our customers deserve the best security solution to secure their homes and stay connected with their beloveds. So, we build up the Vacos Cam, aiming to make this most innovative AI wire-free security camera accessible to everyone!"
Vacos Cam is designed to provide installation freedom so that users can install this rechargeable battery powered security camera just anywhere without any limitation. Vacos team adds the most advanced AI technology to this security camera, providing much more accurate alerts than any other security camera.
To remove the blur or tedious black and white images at night, Vacos Cam provides the truly colorful and vivid images with the unrivaled full color night vision even in complete darkness.
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Vacos Cam, equipped with almost every common feature of other battery-operated security cameras, offers more smart features, including AI detection, full color night vision, most advanced H.265 coding, and siren/spotlight alerts, making it the world's ultra-versatile and ultra-affordable AI battery powered security camera.
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Every night, under the cover of darkness, countless small sea creatures – from squid to krill – swim from the ocean depths to near the surface to feed. This vast animal migration – the largest on the planet and a critical part of Earth's climate system – has been observed globally for the first time thanks to an unexpected use of a space-based laser.
Researchers observed this vertical migration pattern using the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) satellite -- a joint venture between NASA and the French space agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales -- that launched in 2006. They published their findings in the journal Nature Wednesday.
"This is the latest study to demonstrate something that came as a surprise to many: that lidars have the sensitivity to provide scientifically useful ocean measurements from space," said Chris Hostetler, a scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and co-author on the study. "I think we are just scratching the surface of exciting new ocean science that can be accomplished with lidar."
The study looks at a phenomenon known as Diel Vertical Migration (DVM), in which small sea creatures swim up from the deep ocean at night to feed on phytoplankton near the surface, then return to the depths just before sunrise. Scientists recognize this natural daily movement around the world as the largest migration of animals on Earth in terms of total number.
The cumulative effect of daily vertically migrating creatures on Earth's climate is significant. During the day, ocean phytoplankton photosynthesize and, in the process, absorb significant amounts of carbon dioxide, which contributes to the ocean's ability to absorb the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. Animals that undergo DVM come up to the surface to feed on phytoplankton near the ocean's surface and then swim back down, taking the phytoplankton carbon with them. Much of this carbon is then defecated at depths where it is effectively trapped deep in the ocean, preventing its release back into the atmosphere.
"What the lidar from space allowed us to do is sample these migrating animals on a global scale every 16 days for 10 years," said Mike Behrenfeld, the lead for the study and a senior research scientist and professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. "We've never had anywhere near that kind of global coverage to allow us to look at the behavior, distribution and abundance of these animals."
Zeroing in on tropical and subtropical ocean regions, researchers found that while there are fewer vertically migrating animals in lower-nutrient and clearer waters, they comprise a greater fraction of the total animal population in these regions. This is because the migration is a behavior that has evolved primarily to avoid visual predators during the day when visual predators have their greatest advantage in clear ocean regions.
In murkier and more nutrient-rich regions, the abundance of animals that undergo DMV is higher, but they represent a smaller fraction of the total animal population because visual predators are at a disadvantage. In these regions, many animals just stay near the surface both day and night.
The researchers also observed long-term changes in populations of migrating animals, likely driven by climate variations. During the study period (2008 to 2017), CALIPSO data revealed an increase in migrating animal biomass in the subtropical waters of the North and South Pacific, North Atlantic and South Indian oceans. In the tropical regions and North Atlantic, biomass decreased. In all but the tropical Atlantic regions, these changes correlated with changes in phytoplankton production.
This animal-mediated carbon conveyor belt is recognized as an important mechanism in Earth's carbon cycle. Scientists are adding animals that undergo DVM as a key element in climate models.
"What these modelers haven't had is a global dataset to calibrate these models with, to tell them where these migrators are most important, where they're most abundant, and how they change over time," said Behrenfeld. "The new satellite data give us an opportunity to combine satellite observations with the models and do a better job quantifying the impact of this enormous animal migration on Earth's carbon cycle."
The satellite data are also relevant to global fisheries because the migrating animals are an important food source for larger predators that lurk in the depths of the ocean. Those predators are often species of fish that are attractive to commercial fisheries. The larger the DVM signal, the larger the population of fish that can live in the deep sea.
Though CALIPSO's laser was designed to measure clouds and atmospheric aerosols, it can penetrate the upper 20 meters of the ocean's surface layer. If the migrating animals reach this layer, they are detected by CALIPSO.
NASA uses the vantage point of space to understand and explore our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. The agency's observations of Earth's complex natural environment are critical to understanding how our planet's natural resources and climate are changing now and could change in the future.
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Hongqi, an iconic sedan brand under China's leading automaker FAW Group, is making a sparkling appearance at the Third NEXT Summit (Dubai 2019) held in Dubai. It is the chief partner and the only official vehicle of the summit.
Arriving in Dubai last month, 20 Hongqi cars are in service for the summit.
Hongqi vehicles are well received in Dubai for its fashionable design and large interior space, which cater to the needs of the Arab market and bring consumers comfortable travel experience, according to local drivers and government officials.
Hongqi first came to Dubai in last December, with its H5 and H7 series provoking excitement among the public. So far, 202 Hongqi vehicles have been put in use in Dubai, and additional 1,500 will be added to the market in 2020. To better serve users in Dubai, a local service center and an exhibition hall have been set up.
As Dubai is the trade and logistics center of the Gulf region, the entry of Hongqi into this market will function as a springboard for the Chinese brand to enter the Middle East market, according to industry insiders.
Aiming to become a market-oriented international brand attractive to the young people, Hongqi has been actively going global. It brought the self-designed and self-made supercar S9 and all-electric SUV concept E115 to the International Motor Show held in Frankfurt in September, and showed up in the Dubai International Motor Show also held in Dubai earlier this month.
To make further innovation for broader development, Hongqi has built an international R&D team of 5,000 researchers, and has its global R&D headquarter in Changchun, China, with the technology innovation research center, new energy research institute, designing research branch and artificial intelligence R&D center located respectively in Beijing, Shanghai, Munich and the Silicon Valley.
Hongqi, literally meaning "red flag", was established in 1958 and has been used as the vehicle for parades at national celebrations. It is a brand under FAW, the first automaker in China established in 1953. FAW's brands also include Jiefang and Besturn.
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Xinhua Silk Road: GAC Group unveils new electric passenger vehicle at Guangzhou Int'l Auto Exhibition
Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.,Ltd (GAC Group) has unveiled its new electric passenger car ENO.146 at the 17th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition held in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, from Nov. 22 to Dec. 1.
The ENO.146, which boasts the world's lowest coefficient of drag, demonstrates the automaker's latest R&D achievement.
Feng Xingya, general manager of GAC Group, revealed that the carmaker is quickening its pace to ramp up its electrification plan.
"GAC is looking to electrify all vehicle models by 2025," said Feng.
At the exhibition, GAC Group-backed mobile transportation platform OnTime made its debut for the first time. The platform, launched in June this year, was jointly initiated by GAC Group, Chinese internet giant Tencent, Gungzhou Public Transport, DiDi Chuxing and other investors.
In the next step, GAC will continue its efforts to accelerate the R&D of new energy vehicles and technological innovation, focus on product strength improvement of the entire vehicle, and orderly push forward the company's internationalization, according to the carmaker.
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The report provides detailed information regarding various insights of the market. Some of them are growth drivers, hindrances, competitive landscape, regional analysis, and challenges. It further offers an analytical depiction of the Electric Vehicle Market trends and future estimations to illustrate the impending investment pockets. The market is quantitatively analyzed from 2019 to 2026 to provide the financial competency of the market.
Implementation of Favorable Government Initiatives to Drive Electric Vehicle Market Growth
The governments of several countries are offering attractive incentives and policies to boost the market sales. Consumers are offered multiple benefits, such as free charging of vehicles at numerous charging stations, low or zero registration fees, and decreased selling prices. Furthermore, they are providing an exemption in road tax, import tax, and purchase tax under various subsidies. These have encouraged automotive manufacturers to design and produce electric vehicles in huge quantities. Besides, the government have begun investing in and creating favorable policies for infrastructure development.
North America's Growth Will Be Backed by Rising Awareness Programs About Air Pollution
The market is geographically grouped into Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Amongst these regions, North America is anticipated to exhibit the highest market growth due to a rise in the adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles. Combined with this, increasing awareness programs regarding air pollution as well as growing disposable income of the masses are expected to contribute to the growing Electric Vehicle Market share across this region.
Tesla Unveils Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance & Lane Departure Avoidance to Stop Accidents
Tesla, Inc., an automotive and energy company, headquartered in California, launched 'Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance' and 'Lane Departure Avoidance' in May 2019. These are a pair of innovative safety features for its cars. They are designed to stop the driver from drifting away from their lane. It helps in preventing the common causes of accidents that can occur while drivers fail to use autopilot.
The emergency lane departure avoidance feature automatically steers the car back into the lane if it predicts that the driver is going to veer off the road or crash. The driver can turn the function off. But the car is capable of enabling it as soon as the driver begins the next ride. Lane departure avoidance feature, on the other hand helps the driver by sending alerts if the he exists his lane without a turn signal when his hands are not on the wheel. The feature can be turned off. But it will work between the speeds of 25 and 90 mph.
Fortune Business Insights lists out few of the prominent companies operating in the Electric Vehicle Market. They are as follows:
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW)
Nissan Motors Co. Ltd.
Energica Motor Company S.P.A
General Motors Company
Toyota Motor Corporation
BYD Company Limited
Geely Automobile Holding Limited
Jiangling Motors Corporation Limited
Lucid Motors, Inc.
Zotye International Automobile Trading Co. Ltd.
Other key market players
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The annual competition sees more than 60 TAWA automotive journalist members from across the U.S. converge for a two-day evaluation of the industry's best trucks, SUVs and CUVs. These impressive wins are a follow up to Telluride being named the "SUV of Texas" and "Mid-Size SUV" category winner at TAWA's Auto Roundup event in April 2019. Results for both events are based on assessments of the TAWA journalist members who attended the events and evaluated participating vehicles across a wide variety of criteria.
"Taking the two top prizes at the TAWA Truck Rodeo is further evidence that Kia 'gave it everything' when it comes to Telluride," said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America. "Texans love their SUVs and the TAWA members are a discerning group, especially when it comes to utility vehicles. Taking the 'SUV of Texas' prize is a true honor for the Kia brand."
After driving each vehicle on predetermined off-road and street courses, TAWA members voted on the top vehicles in a variety of categories. Journalists were encouraged to drive the vehicles as they would if they were simulating their own day-to-day driving conditions.
More information on the 2019 TAWA Auto Round-Up, including the full list of participating vehicles, can be found at www.texasautowriters.org.
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