Games, goodies, and a VR auditorium await at OnePlus World, the VR venue that plays host to the launch of OnePlus’ latest smartphone

OnePlus 8T 5G launch: Games, goodies, and a VR auditorium await at OnePlus World, the VR venue that plays host to the launch of OnePlus’ latest smartphone

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OnePlus 8T 5G launch: Games, goodies, and a VR auditorium await at OnePlus World, the VR venue that plays host to the launch of OnePlus’ latest smartphone

OnePlus 8T 5G

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OnePlus 8T 5G

As someone who’s attended so many launch events that he’s lost track of how many, I can tell you that they’re usually messy, raucous occasions where you spend half your time travelling, and the other half jostling with other excited journalists, vloggers, and fans for a chance to get your hands on the shiny new product in question for a precious few minutes.

Sure, the excitement is sometimes infectious and palpable, and there’s something to be said about experiencing a device first hand in a crowded experience zone, and you do get freebies. But, the whole experience can also, at times, be a lot less fun than you would be led to

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Northwestern Mutual to Host First-of-its-Kind Virtual Women in Tech Conference | News

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Northwestern Mutual today announced the company will host its first Women in Tech Conference on December 3. This virtual conference will gather top companies nationwide, women technologists, and their allies for a full-day event focused on professional development, empowerment and collaboration with the ultimate goal of fostering a more diverse and inclusive tech industry and community.

The free event will begin with an inspiring keynote from world-class athlete, fitness and wellness expert Laila Ali and will be followed by concurrent breakout sessions packed with diverse perspectives and industry insights on a range of topics, including DevOps, CICD (continuous integration/continuous design), innovation, cloud computing, event driven architecture, data and more. Networking opportunities to connect with other event attendees will be available throughout the day.

“Gender equity is important for our teams, businesses and society to thrive, and with technology at the center of

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Western Australia to host space communications station

Moon to Earth: WA to host space communications station
A 0.7-metre optical telescope that will be used for the ground station. Credit: ICRAR

An optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space is set to be built in Western Australia.

The advanced communications ground station will be able to receive data from spacecraft anywhere between low-Earth orbit and the surface of the moon.

It has the potential to support ground-breaking space projects, including NASA’s Artemis mission to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024.

The station will be installed at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

It is a joint initiative of UWA’s Astrophotonics Group, which is part of the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), as well as the ARC Center of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) and UK industry partner Goonhilly Earth Station.

ICRAR-UWA Astrophotonics Group leader Dr. Sascha Schediwy said optical communications is an emerging technology

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Saudi Arabia to host the 1st International Conference on Giftedness and Creativity in November

– The two-day event will help to develop the human capital of talented, creative, and innovative young people to face global developments, challenges

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Saudi Arabia will host the 1st International Conference on Giftedness and Creativity on Nov. 8. 

The governor of Riyadh region, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, will inaugurate the two-day event under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. 

The conference, to be held every two years, is being organized by King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) and G20 Saudi Secretariat as part of The International Conferences Program, honoring the Saudi G20 Presidency year 2020.

Among other pressing issues, it aims to highlight the Kingdom’s experience in identifying and nurturing raw talent through Mawhiba’s platform and use those insights to form a

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24 Other Heavenly Bodies That Can Host Life Better


  • Study says there are 24 other planets that are better suited for hosting life than Earth
  • Superhabitable planets are considered superior to Earth in terms of age, size, mass, water and humidity
  • The conclusion is based on assessments of 4,500 known exoplanets

Earth may not be the best planet in the universe when it comes to hosting life. According to a study, there are 24 other planets located more than 100 light years away that could host life better than what humans call home.

Some of these candidates orbit stars that are also better suited for sustaining life than Earth’s sun. Most interestingly, there is one that possesses nearly all the strong characteristics of what a superhabitable planet should be. 

In a study published in the journal Astrobiology, a team of scientists observed more than 4,500 exoplanets in the solar system and identified the criteria of superhabitable planets.

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Cheating birds mimic host nestlings to deceive foster parents — ScienceDaily

The common cuckoo is known for its deceitful nesting behaviour — by laying eggs in the nests of other bird species, it fools host parents into rearing cuckoo chicks alongside their own. While common cuckoos mimic their host’s eggs, new research has revealed that a group of parasitic finch species in Africa have evolved to mimic their host’s chicks — and with astonishing accuracy. The study is published in the journal Evolution.

Working in the savannahs of Zambia, a team of international researchers collected images, sounds and videos over four years to reveal a striking and highly specialised form of mimicry. They focused on a group of finches occurring across much of Africa called the indigobirds and whydahs, of the genus Vidua.

Like cuckoos, the 19 different species within this group of finches forego their parental duties and instead lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. Each

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ClickStream’s Game Host, Celebrity Chef Jordan Andino to Appear Today on the Digital Stock & Investment News Network Rich TV Live

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 28, 2020 / Clickstream Corp (OTC PINK:CLIS) announced today that its’ original programing game host Jordan Andino will appear on Rich TV Live, a financial focused digital network. The interview will air this afternoon at 1PM ET on and will be available on ClickStream’s social media platforms shortly thereafter.

Andino will discuss his role in the development of ClickStream’s WinQuik™ App, as well as the multiple shows he’s set to host when the app launches this week. The mobile and digital gaming platform is designed for users seeking the thrill of live competition. WinQuik™ will debut with seven initial game hosts featuring 26 different trivia genres. Winners of each live daily show will be eligible to win real cash and prizes by competing against other users in rapid-format trivia.

WinQuik™’s lineup will feature celebrity hosts such as Actor Pooch Hall, NFL

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Edmonton Airport to host trial of new COVID-19 testing technology

In partnership with GLC Medical Inc., Edmonton Airport will run clinical trials of a new COVID-19 test that provides results in one minute.

Edmonton International Airport (YEG) has been chosen as the exclusive location to trial a new COVID-19 test that can produce results in seconds.  

In partnership with GLC Medical (GLCM) Inc. – a subsidiary of Graphene Leaders Canada (GLC) Inc. – Edmonton Airport will host clinical trials with this new technology that has the potential to have global implications for COVID-19 testing.

GLC COVID-19 test kit

Credit: GLC Medical – Prototype of the rapid COVID-19 testing unit.

The test is conducted with a handheld unit that takes a saliva sample from a person and is expected to tell if someone has COVID-19 in under one minute, compared to other tests with longer laboratory-based waiting periods for results. This test promises many advantages, from its ease of use to the elimination of the

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Understanding how viruses invade host cell protein-making machinery — ScienceDaily

Infectious viruses come in many shapes and sizes and use slightly different attack mechanisms to make humans and animals sick. But all viruses share something in common: They can only do damage by replicating inside the cells of another organism — their host.

This broad, fundamental process of how viruses trick host cells into making copies of the virus has had a team of Colorado State University scientists captivated for several years. A collaboration between the labs of Monfort Professor Tim Stasevich, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Associate Professor Brian Munsky, in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is on a mission to understand, in visual detail and with mathematical precision, all aspects of viral attack strategies, including how viruses invade host cell protein-making machinery. Their work, supported by grants from the National Institute of General Medicine and the W. M. Keck Foundation, could provide

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Allscripts to Host Free Virtual Allscripts Client Experience Event

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) today announced its 2020 Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) will take place virtually October 6-8, 2020 at no cost to attendees. This event will bring together thousands of the company’s valued clients, strategic partners and Health IT leaders from around the world to discuss industry drivers and trends that impact healthcare organizations today and help prepare them for tomorrow.

On the Mainstage

The conference will feature discussions and presentations on key issues for the healthcare industry in 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic and its permanent impact on care delivery and other key topics affecting healthcare today. Special sessions include:

  • Leading Through Disruption in Healthcare

    Nicholas Webb, founding CEO of LeaderLogic, LLC

    Healthcare has been the subject of massive disruption in recent years, a trend that has been accelerated even further as a result of the “C19 Economy.” The changes require that healthcare leaders develop a

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