Second giant ‘murder hornet’ escapes after it was captured by scientists in Washington State

Another “murder” hornet that could have led scientists to its nest has evaded experts once more, following a lost signal.



a hand holding a fork and knife: A live Asian giant hornet is affixed with a tracking device using dental floss on October 7 before being released in a photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.


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A live Asian giant hornet is affixed with a tracking device using dental floss on October 7 before being released in a photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Last week, scientists with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)captured a live Asian giant hornet — known as “murder” hornets for their ability to decimate honeybee populations — and used dental floss to attach a tracking device to its body, which “worked quite well,” said Sven Spichiger, WSDA’s managing entomologist, during a news conference on Monday.

When scientists released the hornet into the wild onto an apple tree, they were initially successful in tracking the insect, but after some time they were unable to locate a signal when

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Noted Global Consultant Features Tealbook At Center of “The Future State of E-Procurement” Ecosystem

“The future of digital supply chains requires a data foundation that unlocks unlimited value creation,” says Dr. Elouise Epstein of Kearney. “Tealbook is a leading example of that data foundation.”

The benefit of a trusted supplier data foundation is to provide procurement teams with the ability to innovate with suppliers, drive advanced costs savings, create opportunities for corporate social responsibility (CSR), and manage risk. The data foundation is the organizing principle of the supplier information. Once it is cleansed, harmonized, and  enriched it becomes easily syndicated to every application in the ecosystem. Data from Tealbook can be incorporated into any technology, whether it is a S2P tool, ERP, S2P/P2P, niche digital solution, Excel, or another analytics tool, ideally tying them together by the same source of data.

“The need to achieve digital procurement success has been a challenge for nearly every enterprise,” says Dr. Epstein. “This new ecosystem view

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IGT’s Resort Wallet Technology Leads Evolution of Cashless Gaming in New York State

LONDON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company is leading the evolution of casino operations with its Resort Wallet™ cashless solution at the newly reopened Resorts World Catskills Casino and Resort (“Resorts World Catskills”) in Monticello, N.Y., a subsidiary of the Genting Group. Resort Wallet gives Resorts World Catskills patrons the option of a contactless, safe, and effortless cashless gaming experience. Players can use their physical Resorts World Catskills Players Club card to load cash into a secure digital wallet from either the casino cashier or any slot machine, and access those funds from any slot machine.

“Today’s casino guests are seeking a unique combination of gaming excitement, luxury, convenience, and safety. IGT’s Resort Wallet solution will help to ensure that Resorts World Catskills delivers every aspect of its brand promise,” said Bob DeSalvio, President of Genting Americas East. “IGT’s

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As 5G iPhone 12 nears, state of US networks is complicated

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The next big milestone for 5G in the US is set to arrive tomorrow when Apple announces its rumored first 5G iPhones. The announcement, while still just a rumor, seems even more likely than ever given Apple teased its event with an invite that read “Hi, Speed.” 

But when it comes to 5G in the US, the situation is still not perfectly clear. Over the last few weeks, CNET has been looking at how Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T’s various 5G networks are performing in several states and cities across the country. While this testing is still ongoing, despite the fact that we’re well over a year into the new 5G era, performance on all three major US carriers is still very much a work in progress with experiences that could vary greatly based on where you live. 

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US Army uses satellites to affect the state of the battlefield

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. — To put it bluntly, the U.S. Army is not exactly known for its space savviness.

However, as the Army gears up for combat with near-peer competitors, it’s doing its best to leverage new space capabilities to improve its targeting and networks, greatly expanding the range it can fire at enemies effectively. And at Project Convergence 20, the service got its first high profile opportunity to show off what it can do with emergent tactical space capabilities.

Project Convergence is the first iteration of the Army’s new “campaign of learning,” an effort to bring together the most cutting edge technologies, connect them together with an advanced battlefield network, and extend their ability to hit beyond-line-of-sight targets with confidence. During six weeks in the blazing Arizona heat at Yuma Proving Ground, the Army ran through dozens of scenarios, linking weapons systems and sensors together, applying artificial intelligence

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The current state of space debris

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Despite progress in technology, and in understanding the space environment, the need for significantly increasing the pace in applying proposed measures to reduce debris creation has been identified at Europe’s largest-ever space debris conference (more via International Consensus on Debris Threat). Credit: European Space Agency

Swirling fragments of past space endeavors are trapped in orbit around Earth, threatening our future in space. Over time, the number, mass and area of these debris objects grows steadily, boosting the risk to functioning satellites.


ESA’s Space Debris Office constantly monitors this ever-evolving debris situation, and every year publishes a report on the current state of the debris environment.

Since the beginning of the space age in 1957, tons of rockets, spacecraft and instruments have been launched to space. Initially, there was no plan for what to do with them at the end of their lives. Since then, numbers have continued to increase and

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AG Letitia James vows to crackdown on tech monopolies in New York state

For a number of reasons. As we reviewed the list, we have concerns that a significant number of homeowners should not have been on the list as a result of negotiations that we conducted as the former public advocate of the city. For instance, one-, two- and three-family homes are not supposed to be on the list, senior citizens were not supposed to be on the list. Houses of faith, they’re not supposed to be on the list, and unfortunately, we uncovered a number of errors. And then last but not least, it’s really critically important that we support and promote homeownership in the city. And during this pandemic, during this time, we do not think it benefits New Yorkers, particularly homeowners, to go forward with this lien sale. And that’s why we’ve asked for a postponement and we reached out to the governor, and I want to thank the

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Hopefully, the iPhone 12 launch has a nod to the gigafire raging in Apple’s home state

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Tim Cook kicks off Apple’s virtual launch event in September from the company’s Cupertino, California, campus.


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The camera for Apple’s iPad and Watch event last month zoomed around the spaceship-shaped headquarters, inspirational, thumping orchestral music playing as it rose up to meet the clear blue sky and shining sun before dropping down to a transition shot to find CEO Tim Cook walking the glass-lined halls of the corporate HQ. A large free-standing rainbow sculpture could be seen off on the right, in the center of Apple Park. With the invites for Apple’s Oct. 13 event out, you can anticipate the same kind of spectacle for the upcoming iPhone 12. 

In other words, picture perfect. 

It’s the kind of polish you’d expect from Apple, which spares no expense when it comes to

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Texas Tech drops third-straight Big 12 game in 31-15 loss to No. 24 Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) — With an offense that did just about whatever it wanted and a defense that was dominant deep into the game, No. 24 Iowa State put away Texas Tech to get out to its best start in Big 12 play in 18 years.

Brock Purdy passed for 302 yards and two touchdowns, Breece Hall rushed for 135 yards and two scores, and the Cyclones won 31-15 Saturday for their fifth straight win over the Red Raiders.

Iowa State remained tied with Kansas State atop the Big 12 standings and have won three straight to open conference play for the first time since 2002 and only the second time since 1950.

It was Iowa State’s most complete performance this season, but coach Matt Campbell said there is plenty to clean up before the Cyclones (3-1, 3-0 Big 12) head to No. 10 Oklahoma State after an open date

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Brooklyn bishop questions state decision to limit attendance at Sunday services

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, standing Saturday outside a 550-seat Catholic church, criticized the state-imposed COVID-19 cap of 10 worshippers for Mass in his diocese.

“We believe this blanket prohibition against using our churches doesn’t make any sense,” he told reporters outside St. Pancras Catholic Church in Queens. “We believe it’s a misunderstanding of the situation.”

DiMarzio spoke hours after a Brooklyn federal judge offered sympathy but no support for the diocese’s lawsuit seeking to reverse the restrictions ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bishop said the churches would close down rather than hold Sunday services with one priest and a congregation of nine.

U.S. District Judge Eric Komitee, in a Friday night decision, upheld Cuomo’s crackdown on religious services in several “hot spot” Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with significant upticks in coronavirus cases.

Komitee called it a “difficult decision,” noting a Friday CNN appearance where Cuomo

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