‘Universal law of touch’ will enable new advances in virtual reality

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Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch. A team, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law for touch sensitivity. The results are published in Science Advances.


The researchers are part of a European consortium (H-Reality) that are already using the theory to develop new Virtual Reality technologies that incorporate the sense of touch.

Rayleigh waves are created by impact between objects and are commonly thought to travel only along surfaces. The team discovered that, when it comes to touch, the waves also travel through layers of skin and bone and are picked up by the body’s touch receptor cells.

Using mathematical modelling of these touch receptors the researchers showed how the receptors were located at depths that allowed them to

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Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Limited Onboards Dr. (Ms.) Puneet Kaur Kohli as Chief Technology Officer

MUMBAI, India, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. (MS.) Puneet Kaur Kohli has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer of Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Limited w.e.f. 5th October 2020. She brings over 23 years of extensive experience in Information Technology across esteemed organisations.

Prior to joining Universal Sompo, Dr. (Ms.) Puneet Kaur Kohli had worked with Manappuram Finance Limited as Group Chief Information and Technology Officer. In her career of 24 years, Dr. Kaur has worked in various leadership roles and was associated with Bajaj Cap, Motricity, Bharti Airtel. She has worked internationally in countries including USA, UK, Canada, Dubai and across APAC.

Dr. Kaur is a qualified Research Doctorate-Excellence Management. She has done her MBA in Information Systems from FMS Delhi & B.Tech from Delhi College of Engineering.

Dr. Kaur won the business transformation leaders award from TechCircle for 2020, NBFC Tech 100 award for

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Universal Display Corporation Congratulates Dr. Mark Thompson for Induction into the National Academy of Engineering

Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, congratulates Dr. Mark Thompson, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Scientific Advisory Board member of Universal Display Corporation (UDC), on his induction into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Professor Thompson became a member of the NAE on October 4, 2020 at the Academy’s virtual annual meeting.

The National Academy of Engineering cited Professor Thompson for his “development of highly efficient electrophosphorescent materials for organic light emitting devices used in displays and lighting worldwide.” Professor Thompson was one of 86 new members and 18 international members named to the Academy, one of the highest professional honors in the engineering profession. According to the NAE, Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including,

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Zeotap Joins Prebid with ID+ Universal Marketing Identity Solution; Amnet, Publicis and Unidad Editorial Join the Initiative

The global Customer Intelligence Platform Zeotap, announced today that ID+, its universal marketing identity solution launched in July 2020, is now available as a module of Prebid, the most widely used header bidding platform for publishers. Launched in 2015, the Prebid project is led by a neutral industry organization that makes header bidding easier for publishers by bringing conformity and simplicity to the process. The inclusion of ID+ in Prebid’s User ID module ensures ID+ can be transacted across the ecosystem.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200929005244/en/

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In just two months, Zeotap’s ID+ initiative has been endorsed by more than 25 leading players across the ecosystem. The latest adopters include Amnet, Publicis, HOLA, Unidad Editorial, and Contversion.

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Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports Information Technology Security Incident

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) experienced an information technology security incident in the early morning hours of September 27, 2020. As a result, the Company suspended user access to its information technology applications related to operations located in the United States.         

The Company has implemented extensive information technology security protocols and is working diligently with its security partners to restore its information technology operations as quickly as possible. 

In the meantime, while this matter may result in temporary disruptions to certain aspects of our clinical and financial operations, our acute care and behavioral health facilities are utilizing their established back-up processes including offline documentation methods. Patient care continues to be delivered safely and effectively.

At this time, we have no evidence that patient or employee data was accessed, copied or misused.

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