Tag: Class

How a 2nd-Grade Class Sent a Science Experiment to Space

Back in 2015, students in Maggie Samudio’s second-grade class at Cumberland Elementary School in West Lafayette, Ind., were contemplating an offbeat science question: If a firefly went to space, would it still be able to light up as it floated in zero gravity?

Ms. Samudio said she would ask a friend of hers, Steven Collicott, an aerospace professor at nearby Purdue University, for the answer.

“He teaches a class on zero gravity, and he would be the perfect person to answer the question,” Ms. Samudio recalled in an email.

A day later, Dr. Collicott replied, and Ms. Samudio was surprised by his answer: Instead of guessing, why not actually build the experiment and send it to space?

Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, was planning to offer the ability for schools to fly small experiments on its New Shepard suborbital spacecraft for

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Technology, Innovation and Modern War — Class 4

We just held our fourth sessions of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War. Joe Felter, Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy. Today’s topic was Defense Strategies and Military Plans in an Era of Great Power Competition.

Catch up with the class by reading our summaries of Class 1 here, Class 2 here and Class 3 here.

Our guest speaker was Bridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and then Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ point person for articulating his vision for the National Defense Strategy.

Some of the readings for this fourth class session included: National Security Strategy, 2018 National Defense Strategy, National Military Strategy Summary, The Age of Great-Power Competition, The China Reckoning: How Beijing

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Global $7 Bn Automotive Communication Technology Market to 2026 by Application, Bus Module, Vehicle Class and Region

The “Automotive Communication Technology Market – By Application, By Vehicle Class, and By Region – Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global Automotive Communication Technology market amassed revenue worth nearly 7 (USD Billion) in 2019 and will register a CAGR of over 17% during the period from 2020 to 2026.

The report offers assessment and analysis of the Automotive Communication Technology market on a global and regional level. The study offers a comprehensive assessment of the market competition, constraints, sales estimates, opportunities, evolving trends, and industry-validated data. The report offers historical data from 2017 to 2019 along with a forecast from 2020 to 2026 based on revenue (USD Billion).


Automotive sector has emerged swiftly as a result of growing utilization of electronic control units that has favorably impacted the myriad vehicle subsystem communications. This is anticipated to

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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PT)


Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”) reminds investors of the upcoming November 30, 2020 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (“Pintec” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PT ) securities pursuant and/or traceable to Pintec’s October 2018 initial public offering (“IPO” or the “Offering”).

If you suffered a loss on your Pintec investments or would like to inquire about potentially pursuing claims to recover your loss under the federal securities laws, you can submit your contact information at https://www.glancylaw.com/cases/pintec-technology-holdings-limited/. You can also contact Charles H. Linehan, of GPM at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or via email at shareholders@glancylaw.com to learn more about your rights.

In October 2018, Pintec completed its IPO in which it sold more than 3.7 million American Depositary Shares (“ADSs” or “shares”) at $11.88

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New class action suit resurrects iPhone throttling controversy

A new class action lawsuit filed in California takes aim at an erstwhile iOS battery management tool that allegedly hindered the performance of certain iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE series devices.

Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the complaint is the latest in a series of lawsuits targeting the so-called “batterygate” fiasco from 2017. The complaint arrives on the same day as a submission deadline for iPhone owners to file claims in a $500 million settlement that was reached earlier this year to rectify identical grievances.

Discovered shortly after the release of iOS 10.2.1, the iPhone throttling issue was traced back to a hardware management tool that was included in iOS to mitigate negative effects of aging iPhone batteries. In particular, the software was designed to thwart unexpected shutdowns suffered by certain iPhone 6 and 6s devices, but was maintained well

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James Martin quits social media over trolls and cooking class fiasco

James Martin is taking a break from social media for the ‘foreseeable’ (Picture: Rex/Getty)

James Martin has quit social media after being attacked by trolls who experienced technical issues during his sold-out online cooking show.

Fans had reportedly paid £35 a ticket for the Saturday Kitchen chef’s virtual masterclass, however, many were left frustrated when the footage froze and their connections crashed.

While James apologised for the glitches and has promised to investigate what went wrong, he also announced that he’s taking a break from the internet.

‘Having seen some of the comments posted online regarding last night’s cook along and the anger towards me given the technical issues that the production team were having, I would like to apologise again for this and I will be chasing up with Live Nation, the production company IT team and all the people they hired, to find out the problem,’ James wrote.

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NHRA Top Fuel Class be Warned, Don’t Sleep on Tony Schumacher

a person riding on the back of a fire: Top winner in NHRA Top Fuel Dragster history set track record on Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway.

Top winner in NHRA Top Fuel Dragster history set track record on Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway.

  • Tony Schumacher is back in 2020 after sitting out 2019 NHRA Top Fuel schedule with sponsor troubles.
  • His team, Don Schumacher Racing, has won 10 consecutive Funny Car events.
  • Schumacher qualified just 13th the last time out in Gainesville before setting a track speed record at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday.

Tony Schumacher is probably not used to coming in under the radar, but that’s exactly what he did on Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill., near St. Louis.

With much of the attention these days going to Don Schumacher Racing’s Funny Car contingent and that group’s record 10 consecutive event wins and counting, it’s easy to forget that the all-time winner in the Top Fuel class is also back with DSR this

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Kirby McInerney LLP Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Pintec Technology Holdings Limited


The law firm of Kirby McInerney LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of those who acquired Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (“Pintec” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PT ) securities pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement issued in connection with the Company’s October 2018 initial public offering (the “IPO”). Investors have until November 30, 2020 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, the registration statement was false and misleading and omitted to state material facts. Specifically, defendants failed to disclose to investors that: (1) the Company erroneously recorded revenue earned from certain technical service fees on a net basis, rather than a gross basis; (2) there were material weaknesses in Pintec’s internal control over financial reporting related

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How Illinois Facebook Users Can Get A Settlement Payment From A Class Action Unit

Live in Illinois and use Facebook? Bad news: the platform may have stored your information about your face without consent. But now there’s good news: you might be able to claim part of a cash settlement.

Facebook recently settled an Illinois suit which claimed that its collection of “face prints” for its face tagging photo feature violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The suit alleges that the social network stored the prints of users from June 7, 2011, to Aug. 19, 2020, which the company itself disputes.

“We decided to pursue a settlement as it was in the best interest of our community and our shareholders to move past this matter,” a Facebook spokesman told the New York Times about the matter.

Individuals are eligible for the settlement if they resided in Illinois and had a Facebook profile that was stored from June 7, 2011, onward. If you believe

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Signant Health Launches New eCOA Master Class Web Series Taught by Clinical Research Science and Technology Experts

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Signant Health today introduced “eCOA Explained,” a new Master Class web series designed to elevate the understanding and skills of clinical operations professionals interested in electronic clinical outcome assessments (eCOA).

The educational and complimentary class launches with three courses and 16 on-demand lessons designed for all levels of eCOA experience, as taught by 13 clinical research science and technology experts. To enroll and start learning, visit www.ecoaexplained.com. 

Lessons available now include:

Build Your eCOA Solution

  • eCOA 101: The Basics (Jill Platko, PhD)
  • How to Build an eDiary: What’s Involved (Brandy Morneau)
  • From Paper to ePRO Measures: Licensing, Migration and Translation (Alex Kalpadakis-Smith, PhD)
  • How to Make Translations Work for Everyone (Adina Tapalaga)
  • To BYOD or Not to BYOD? (Bill Byrom, PhD)
  • Complex Diaries: Best Practices and Considerations (Jill Platko, PhD)

Ensure Successful Operations

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