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NOAA Satellites Helped Save a Record 421 Lives in 2019

January 23, 2020 The same NOAA satellites that helped forecasters track weather and wildfires were also critical in rescuing a record 421 people from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters in 2019.  NOAA’s polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites are part of the global Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking System, or…

Thank HN: You helped me get a new job

Thank HN: You helped me get a new job 1497 points by atum47 12 hours ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 125 comments I remember like it was yesterday: I applied to a job overseas through a job platform and didn't get hired. People from the platform contacted me telling me one…

How DOOM Helped Convince Google That Stadia Would Work – IGN First – IGN...

Google Stadia team members describe how Google Fiber and DOOM (2016) helped inspire the cloud-based game streaming service and helped shape it and bring it to life.Take a look at the video above to find out more, and don't miss our previous Stadia coverage while you're here, including our look at how the Stadia gamepad…

How DOOM Helped Convince Google That Stadia Would Work – IGN First – IGN

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A drone helped archaeologists discover a lost Florida island settlement

A drone helped archaeologists discover a lost Florida island settlement

Selling seashells by the seashore — Raleigh Island, off the northern Florida coast, was a center of shell bead making. Kiona N. Smith - Nov 5, 2019 7:30 pm UTC A team of archaeologists and its trusty drone are revealing an island community that once supplied valuable beads to the inland towns of the Mississippian…
How a Tinder date helped YouTuber Caspar Lee launch his own marketing agency for influencers – CNBC

How a Tinder date helped YouTuber Caspar Lee launch his own marketing agency for...

Casper Lee on stage at Girlguiding UK's Big Gig at SSE Arena on October 7, 2017 in London, England.Jo Hale | Redferns | Getty ImagesCaspar Lee sits round a table at a WeWork office in London. It isn't the environment his fans would typically expect to find him in — he's not in front of…
Tech that helped me fall back in love with birdwatching – Engadget

Tech that helped me fall back in love with birdwatching – Engadget

BinocularsI didn't have a set of binoculars when I was a kid; no wonder I was so bad at birding. You're going to need a pair, as most birds have this pesky habit of living in tall trees. In most situations a 8x42mm or 10x42mm set like those from Carson will do nicely, since you're…
How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)

How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond...

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg recently pledged to rapidly spend $500 million in a bid to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon,” aiming to end this country’s use of coal and natural gas power in a generation or less. In another recent piece, I featured an in-depth interview with Carl Pope, the veteran environmental leader…
How A.I. Helped Improve Crowd Counting in Hong Kong Protests

How A.I. Helped Improve Crowd Counting in Hong Kong Protests

A time-lapsed video of the July 1 march in Hong Kong. Alejandro Rodriguez Gomez Crowd estimates for Hong Kong’s large pro-democracy protests have been a point of contention for years. The organizers and the police often release vastly divergent estimates. This year’s annual pro-democracy protest on Monday, July 1, was no different. Organizers announced 550,000…
How the iPhone Helped Save the Planet

How the iPhone Helped Save the Planet

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesThe more than 2 billion iPhones sold since Apple first launched it exactly 12 years ago have done a lot of good for their owners, but it seems like they’ve been bad news for the planet. Building that many devices requires a lot of metal, plastic, glass, and other natural resources. Some of…

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Germany probably just forced the cancellation of gamescom – Destructoid

2020-04-16 12:51:00by Brett MakedonskiIt's finally official[Update: Yesterday's order from the German government did, indeed, spell the cancellation of gamescom in 2020. Convention organizers released the following statement confirming that the on-site show won't take place, but that it still hopes to be "the world's biggest event for games" through a digital presence.]Official statement regarding #gamescom2020 ⬇️…

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