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Seen Fifteen reopens

British Journal of Photography - 7 Sep 2020 09:00
Seen Fifteen reopensAs we begin to see galleries around the UK opening their doors to the public, a familiar bustle of culture breathes life into these spaces once again. Joining them this week is Seen Fifteen, nestled... in the heart of Peckham, London and the home of the much celebrated Peckham 24 Festival  - which would have celebrated its fifth edition this summer - as well as a dynamic programme of exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery welcomes visitors back with a new exhibition Hurry Up Please It's Time, a title taken from a line of a poem by T.S. Elliott, which he wrote during the last pandemic. The show, which brings together the work of five contemporary artists and photographers including Jo Dennis, Elena Helfrecht, Maya Rochat, Laura El-Tantawy and Martin Seeds, breaks from the scheduled...
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Post-COVID Syndrome Severely Damages Children's Hearts

Neuroscience News - 7 Sep 2020 00:10
Post-COVID Syndrome SeverelyMultisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, a Kawasaki-like disease that appears to result from COVID-19 infections, damages the heart to such an extent that children will need lifelong monitoring... and interventions.
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Study details surprising linkThe endocrine system, specifically the thyroid, may play a big role in the development of anxiety disorders in some people, according to a new study published by the European Society of Endocrinology.... The research specifically focuses on an autoimmune condition impacting the thyroid that causes it to become inflamed. This inflammation, it turns out, may be a driving factor in …
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"The Englishman," by Douglas Stuart

The New Yorker - 7 Sep 2020 12:00
'The Englishman,' by DouglasFiction by Douglas Stuart: "His eyes travelled up my bare leg as it emerged from the sleep-twisted sheets. I pretended to be asleep."
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There Is a Seed Mystery on Amazon

Gizmodo - 7 Sep 2020 04:27
There Is a Seed Mystery onSome people are apparently using Amazon to send thousands of seeds to recipients that didn't order them in the U.S. This is more concerning than it sounds, and has prompted a stern response from... Amazon: No more seeds from foreign sellers.
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New quantum paradox throws thePhysicists have found a new paradox in quantum mechanics that throws doubt on some common-sense ideas about physical reality.
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Even if you have the GalaxyBetter in every way Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 $2,000 at Samsung Pros Larger cover display Inner screen is 120Hz Higher-quality cameras Sturdier, more functional hinge Matte glass back Cons Very... expensive The Galaxy Z Fold 2 improves upon its predecessor in almost every possible way. The cover display on the outside is substantially larger, the inner screen gets upgraded to 120Hz and has a smaller notch, and the hinge is a lot sturdier. Combine that with better specs and it's a no-brainer upgrade. Outclassed Samsung Galaxy Fold $1,980 at Samsung Pros Still a futuristic design and concept Cameras are very good Same great software features Excellent form factor for productivity Cons Cover display is tiny Less impressive tablet display Worse specs across the board The original Galaxy Fold is the...
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Guy runs 'Doom' on a pregnancyThe tradition of running the legendary game Doom on various gadgets and appliances that were not originally designed for gaming is long, but this one takes the cake.  Foone, a programmer who... likes reverse-engineering things and typically works with ancient hardware and software, has managed to run a fully functional game of Doom on an electronic pregnancy test.  After posting a video of the classic video game running on the tester over the weekend, on Monday Foone upped the ante and released a video of him actually playing Doom on the tester, using a wireless keyboard.  Yesterday I had a lot of retweets and reddit posts and such for playing Doom on a pregnancy test.But as I explained then, it wasn't really PLAYING on a pregnancy test, it was just a video being played back,...
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Windows can be converted into solar panels by sandwiching nanoparticles between panes of glass - which could make them useful in cities where space for solar panels may be limited
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The new appointment will start at the end of the month.
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How to get back 'Other'Apple has recently made changes to how iOS handles the mysterious "other" storage on iPhone and iPad, but it's still not obvious how you can get back some of that space for yourself. Here's how to do... it. The mysterious "Other" storage really contains temporary files such as caches You typically only even notice that there is a thing in iOS called "Other" storage when you're out of space. When your iPhone or iPad says you've no room to add an app or to store all your photos, it's a fair bet that a lot of the storage is taken up with this Other.
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MRI scans show brainAn international team of researchers has found that long space flights can lead to some minor brain reorganization but no neurodegeneration. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances,... the group describes their study of the brains of cosmonauts returning from long-term missions aboard the International Space Station, and what they found.
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Epic Games is gettingEpic Games recently filed for a preliminary injunction which, if granted, would force Apple to keep Fortnite on the App Store. Apple kicked Fortnite off the App Store three weeks ago after Epic... allowed users to pay the company directly for in-app transactions. Since Fortnite has been off the App Store, Epic writes that the number of daily active users on iOS has dropped by more than 60%. Epic Games may have bitten off more than it can chew when it decided to go toe-to-toe with Apple over its App Store policies. Though Epic was more than eager to engage in a very public battle with Apple after it gave Fortnite players a direct payment option for micro-transactions -- and bypass Apple's 30% cut in the process -- the repercussions have perhaps been more severe than Epic anticipated. With Epic...
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Best office gadgets to help you multitask at work

The Gadget Flow - 7 Sep 2020 15:44
Best office gadgets to helpYou could be following a Pomodoro technique or use a dual monitor but multitasking is also about practice. The more you get used to the gadgets that help you multitask, the easier it becomes for you... to work smarter. But..
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These face masks are made inYou're crazy if you don't load up on popular FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 face masks while they're down to the lowest price every — they're the only KN95 masks on Amazon right now that are... NIOSH-tested and found to block up to 99.2% of small airborne particles like coronaviruses. Amazon's best-selling 3-ply face masks are also quite popular at just 39¢ each, and they're fine for lower-risk situations like being outside or going grocery shopping. If you're in search of something reusable that filters MUCH better than cloth masks, there's another type of face mask you can get on Amazon that's unlike anything you've ever seen. It's also made right here in the USA rather than China. When it comes to protecting yourself and your loved ones from contracting COVID-19, it's really not...
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A technique allows robots toHumanoid robots, those with bodies that resemble humans, could soon help people to complete a wide variety of tasks. Many of the tasks that these robots are designed to complete involve picking up... objects of different shapes, weights and sizes.
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What the biggest techAll eyes are on tech companies ahead of the presidential election
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This is one of the scariestA new research study reveals that many recovered coronavirus patients can exhibit lung damage months after the fact. The study tracked dozens of coronavirus patients who at one time experienced severe... COVID-19 symptoms. Similar to what other studies have found, most coronavirus patients with severe symptoms were older men with pre-existing comorbidities. The ongoing symptoms that can continue to plague coronavirus survivors are sometimes even quite severe, yet not enough people are talking about this aspect of the disease. One of the scarier aspects of the coronavirus is that it can sometimes cause lingering symptoms that may never fully disappear. Back in July, for example, a CDC report revealed that some coronavirus patients, even months after recovery, were still experiencing symptoms...
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If you’d bought AAPL shares in September 2015, you’d have enjoyed a 340% return. Despite this, however, the stock wouldn’t have been your best tech investment over the 5-year period... … more… The post AAPL wouldn’t have been your best tech investment in 2015, despite 340% gain appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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How to have a blast like a black hole

Phys.org - 7 Sep 2020 14:50
How to have a blast like aResearchers from the Institute of Laser Engineering at Osaka University have successfully used short, but extremely powerful laser blasts to generate magnetic field reconnection inside a plasma. This... work may lead to a more complete theory of X-ray emission from astronomical objects like black holes.
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Superconductors are superA researcher at the University of Tsukuba has offered a new explanation for how superconductors exposed to a magnetic field can recover, without loss of energy, to their previous state after the field... is removed. This work may lead to a new theory of superconductivity and a more eco-friendly electrical distribution system.
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Inertial confinement fusionData correlating two factors that lead to implosion asymmetries have brought Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists a step closer to understanding the gap between simulations and... performance of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF).
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ESA selects follow-up AI EarthFollowing yesterday's successful launch of ɸ-sat-1--Europe's first artificial intelligence Earth observation mission--plans are already underway for the next innovative state-of-the-art... technology, ɸ-sat-2.
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Zombie wildfires are blazingArctic wildfires are releasing large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere.
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400-year-old mummified goatThis goat could help researchers practice how to conserve and analyze ancient DNA.
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