Links Of London

20 Feb 19
FeedPublish

LONDON (AP) — Pop-rockers The 1975, DJ Calvin Harris and singer-songwriter Dua Lipa won major prizes at the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards on Wednesday during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect. Manchester quartet The 1975 was named best British group and also took British […]

20 Feb 19
Valerie's Musings

How Far Would You Go To Catch A Serial Killer? Glasgow Kiss Episode 1. (Publication Date: February 7th, 2019) Genre: Thriller/ Serial Killer Author: C.S. Duffy Haunted by the fact that he never got the chance to tell best friend Lorna that he loved her before she was murdered, Ruari sets out to track down […]

20 Feb 19
NATION AND STATE

The progressive mainstream media have declared former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to be a Hero of the Republic for having launched a counterintelligence investigation of President Trump after he fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. In interviews on CBS and NBC, McCabe has claimed that FBI officials under his supervision opened the […]

20 Feb 19
DroneDJ
Drones and big data. Unmanned aircraft can play a much bigger role in wildlife research and conservation. However, it turns out that most universities and researchers are not equipped or experienced to actually educate students and teach them the benefits that drones can offer. We have seen the Little Ripper, an Australian coastal patrol drone, that is already capable of distinguishing between swimmers, surfers, and sharks with the use of artificial intelligence. Similar technology can be used in wildlife research around the world. Read this story in the Guardian for more background. Drones and big data Anthea Lipsett writes for The Guardian: Emerging technologies are a boon for the work of conservation researchers, but not all universities are equipped for them Drones in particular hold huge potential in the fight to save the world’s remaining wildlife from extinction. With their help, researchers can now track wild animals through dense forests and monitor whales in vast oceans. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature estimates that up to five living species on earth become extinct every day, making it vital that universities develop new technologies to capture the data that can persuade those in power to act. The British International Education Association and the Born Free Foundation hosted a conference in January to highlight the importance of technological solutions in protecting vulnerable species and ecosystems. Speakers underlined how technology can help conservation efforts: fixed-wing drones can land on water and circle high above the Indian Ocean to spot whales, rays and illegal fishing, while artificial intelligence-enabled infrared cameras are able to identify members of an individual species or human poachers, even through thick environmental cover. The emergence of affordable, recreational and commercial drones has been a “revelation”, says Melissa Schiele, a researcher with the Zoological Society of London. “The fact is, using drones in itself is quite a leap into the interdisciplinary ‘unknown’ of engineering and piloting, and potentially an area where lecturers may not feel confident to teach yet,” Schiele says. “Ecologists are in the early days of officially integrating this into the curriculum and it is gaining traction. It has to.” Yet it’s not more widely used because few researchers have the skills to use this type of technology. In biology, where many people are starting to use drones, few can code an algorithm specifically for their conservation or research problem, Wich says. “There’s a lot that needs to be done to bridge those two worlds and to make the AI more user-friendly so that people who can’t code can still use the technology.” you can read the entire ‘Drones and Big Data’ article here. STAY IN TOUCH! If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors and reviews, then follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or sign up for our email newsletter DroneRise, that goes out every weekday morning at 6 am. Buy your next drone through directly from manufacturers, such as DJI, Parrot, Yuneec or retailers like Amazon, B&H, BestBuy or eBay. By using our links, we will make a small commission, but it will not cost you anything extra. Thank you for helping DroneDJ grow!!
20 Feb 19
ViperPay

2019-02-20 20:48:45 [ad_1] A new toolkit developed by the Global Cybersecurity Alliance aims to give small businesses a cookbook for better cybersecurity. Small and mid-sized businesses have most of the same cybersecurity concerns of larger enterprises. What they don’t have are the resources to deal with them. A new initiative, the Cybersecurity Toolkit, is intended […]

20 Feb 19
Story Of Books ☞

Dan Mallory has the last laugh; New York Times hack accused of plagiarism; Indonesia to feature at London Book Fair; Bill Gates gives Billion Dollar Whale the thumbs up. Dan Mallory is just the tip of the iceberg “What will happen to Dan Mallory?” Asked Publishers Weekly of publishing’s most talked about fantasist. Mallory’s real […]

20 Feb 19
Fun, info & Entertainment blog

[ad_1] Blood from a finger prick can be analyzed for viruses like HIV, but a new privacy rule may restrict research on such data in South Africa. Mary Teena Joy By Linda NordlingFeb. 20, 2019 , 11:10 AM To probe causes of cardiovascular disease, Michèle Ramsay of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg takes […]

20 Feb 19
Twickerati

Whilst not many people know the name of Sir Miles Prower, the senior civil servant who devised the sliding scale of units for speed limits back in the 1930s, we’re still living with his legacy today. His 30 ‘miles per hour’ standard has been the default limit for urban environments for years but recent campaigns […]

20 Feb 19
lancommedia

I don’t remember exactly how I found out about Hamilton. I just remember that soon after its’ premiere on Broadway positive reviews began to appear. The Internet has been flooded with interviews with the originator, songwriter and lead actor, Lin Manuel Miranda and that was how my obsession with Hamilton began. Hamilton is a hip-hop […]

20 Feb 19
Festival Flyer

[ad_1] “You just got the scoop, bitch” Lizzo has confirmed herself to perform at Glastonbury 2019. Watch our full video interview with the star above. Speaking to NME on the red carpet of the BRIT Awards 2019, the singer and rapper was celebrating her whirlwind 12 months off the back of the huge success of […]

20 Feb 19
Knowledge is Good

Today The American Spectator published my analysis of the mainstream media’s canonization of disgraced and discredited former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who this week began hawking his new book in which he is the hero. According to Andy, under his intrepid leadership, your FBI launched a counterintelligence investigation of President Trump who, despite his […]

20 Feb 19
Easymalc's Wanderings

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”6621″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][ultimate_heading main_heading=”From Beacon Cove to Meadfoot Beach” heading_tag=”h3″ alignment=”left” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;”][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The coastal footpath between Beacon Cove and Daddyhole Plain is known as Rock Walk and only about a mile long, but it affords some of the best views in the bay, and if you continue downhill for a short distance you will […]

20 Feb 19
History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences

Angela Senis Université Bordeaux Montaigne This post introduces a few of the insights developed during the Henry Sweet Society colloquium in 2017. My full research on this topic is the subject of a paper that is soon to be proposed for academic publication and where the topic is much further developed. This is also the […]

20 Feb 19
Benjamin Zegerius

Missoni Womenswear: Harrods Harrods is located in Knightsbridge, on 87 Brompton Road. It took me quite a while to figure out where Missoni’s stand was, as there are 3 floors focused on womenswear. I finally found it on the first level, but it wasn’t written on the sign at the entrance of the hall, unlike […]