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Journal Reference:

  1. Kieran Smith, Guy S Taylor, Lise H Brunsgaard, Mark Walker, Kelly A Bowden Davies, Emma J Stevenson, Daniel J West. Thrice daily consumption of a novel, premeal shot containing a low dose of whey protein increases time in euglycemia during 7 days of free-living in individuals with type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 2022; 10 (3): e002820 DOI: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2022-002820

In a study, which holds potential for dietary management of the condition, people with type 2 diabetes drank a pre-made shot before meals which contained a low dose of whey protein. They were monitored for a week as they went about normal daily life.

To compare the potential benefits of whey protein, the same participants also spent a week drinking a control shot that contained no protein in order to measure the results against each other.

Results from continuous glucose monitoring revealed that glucose levels were much better controlled when taking the whey supplement before meals. On average, they had two hours extra per day of normal blood sugar levels compared to the no protein week. In addition, their daily blood glucose levels were 0.6 mmol/L lower compared to when they consumed the supplement without any protein.

Dr Daniel West, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator working within the Human Nutrition Research Centre and Diabetes Research Group at Newcastle University, UK said: “While previous studies for a few hours in the lab have shown the potential for this dietary intervention, this is the first time that people have been monitored as they go about normal life.

“We believe the whey protein works in two ways, firstly, by slowing down how quickly food passes through the digestive system and secondly, by stimulating a number of important hormones that prevent the blood sugars climbing so high.

“As we see growing numbers of people around the world developing diabetes, investigating the potential of alternatives to drugs such as food supplements becomes more important.”

18 people with type 2 diabetes consumed a small drink — in a 100 ml shot- with 15 grams of protein 10 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner over seven days and remained on their prescribed diabetes medication. Continuous glucose monitoring automatically tracked blood glucose levels over the course of the week.

Newcastle University PhD student, Kieran Smith, who oversaw the glucose monitoring and analysed the data, said: “People were able to stick to the regime and liked the idea of having a convenient, tasty, small pre-made drink that could be carried with them and taken before meals.”

The team intend to further explore the benefits of non-medical interventions running the study on a larger scale and for a longer period of up to six months. They also plan to look at alternative proteins, such as those that come from plant sources like peas, fungi and potatoes to open up options for vegan and religious dietary needs.

We wish to give thanks to the writer of this article for this incredible content

Protein supplement helps control Type 2 diabetes

Find here our social media profiles , as well as other pages related to it.http://moustachebrothers.com/related-pages/

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Journal Reference:

  1. Kieran Smith, Guy S Taylor, Lise H Brunsgaard, Mark Walker, Kelly A Bowden Davies, Emma J Stevenson, Daniel J West. Thrice daily consumption of a novel, premeal shot containing a low dose of whey protein increases time in euglycemia during 7 days of free-living in individuals with type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 2022; 10 (3): e002820 DOI: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2022-002820

In a study, which holds potential for dietary management of the condition, people with type 2 diabetes drank a pre-made shot before meals which contained a low dose of whey protein. They were monitored for a week as they went about normal daily life.

To compare the potential benefits of whey protein, the same participants also spent a week drinking a control shot that contained no protein in order to measure the results against each other.

Results from continuous glucose monitoring revealed that glucose levels were much better controlled when taking the whey supplement before meals. On average, they had two hours extra per day of normal blood sugar levels compared to the no protein week. In addition, their daily blood glucose levels were 0.6 mmol/L lower compared to when they consumed the supplement without any protein.

Dr Daniel West, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator working within the Human Nutrition Research Centre and Diabetes Research Group at Newcastle University, UK said: “While previous studies for a few hours in the lab have shown the potential for this dietary intervention, this is the first time that people have been monitored as they go about normal life.

“We believe the whey protein works in two ways, firstly, by slowing down how quickly food passes through the digestive system and secondly, by stimulating a number of important hormones that prevent the blood sugars climbing so high.

“As we see growing numbers of people around the world developing diabetes, investigating the potential of alternatives to drugs such as food supplements becomes more important.”

18 people with type 2 diabetes consumed a small drink — in a 100 ml shot- with 15 grams of protein 10 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner over seven days and remained on their prescribed diabetes medication. Continuous glucose monitoring automatically tracked blood glucose levels over the course of the week.

Newcastle University PhD student, Kieran Smith, who oversaw the glucose monitoring and analysed the data, said: “People were able to stick to the regime and liked the idea of having a convenient, tasty, small pre-made drink that could be carried with them and taken before meals.”

The team intend to further explore the benefits of non-medical interventions running the study on a larger scale and for a longer period of up to six months. They also plan to look at alternative proteins, such as those that come from plant sources like peas, fungi and potatoes to open up options for vegan and religious dietary needs.

We wish to give thanks to the writer of this article for this incredible content

Protein supplement helps control Type 2 diabetes

Find here our social media profiles , as well as other pages related to it.http://moustachebrothers.com/related-pages/

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Strange this notion of the mathematics of narration… It evolves rather naturally in the Anglo-Saxon world, but it finds strong opposition in Latin countries. What is a story?

How is it built? Answering these questions, in France, can only be done through a mystical and creative vision of narration. No question of letting the calculations of an artificial intelligence algorithm slip in.

Great is the fear of the great technological replacement.

We wish to thank the author of this article for this amazing material

Artificial intelligence enters the literature – Challenges


Find here our social media profiles , as well as other pages that are related to them.http://moustachebrothers.com/related-pages/

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Strange this notion of the mathematics of narration… It evolves rather naturally in the Anglo-Saxon world, but it finds strong opposition in Latin countries. What is a story?

How is it built? Answering these questions, in France, can only be done through a mystical and creative vision of narration. No question of letting the calculations of an artificial intelligence algorithm slip in.

Great is the fear of the great technological replacement.

We wish to thank the author of this article for this amazing material

Artificial intelligence enters the literature – Challenges


Find here our social media profiles , as well as other pages that are related to them.http://moustachebrothers.com/related-pages/

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1653754177) } [2]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(61) "Did prehistoric man use fire to bring his engravings to life?" ["link"]=> string(106) "http://moustachebrothers.com/virtual-reality/did-prehistoric-man-use-fire-to-bring-his-engravings-to-life/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Nadine Lewis" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 28 May 2022 16:08:33 +0000" ["category"]=> string(52) "Virtual RealitybringengravingsfireLifeManPrehistoric" ["guid"]=> string(37) "https://moustachebrothers.com/?p=3016" ["description"]=> string(632) "What was the role of fire in the Magdalenian culture, one of the longest in prehistory? This ends with the end of the glaciation 12,000 years ago. With the Magdalenians then disappears the society of the great nomadic hunter-gatherer-gatherers of the Ice Age. A society that practiced all kinds of art, ranging from the famous ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(6989) "

What was the role of fire in the Magdalenian culture, one of the longest in prehistory? This ends with the end of the glaciation 12,000 years ago. With the Magdalenians then disappears the society of the great nomadic hunter-gatherer-gatherers of the Ice Age. A society that practiced all kinds of art, ranging from the famous cave paintings to the most discreet engravings on stone tablets, or engraved plaques.

“We found hundreds of them in Périgord and more than a thousand in the cave of Enlène, in Ariège”, reports Gilles Tosello, doctor of prehistory and visual artist, author of a thesis entitled: “Movable art on a lithic support in the Magdalenian Périgord: emergence, originality and diffusion”. 54 of these plaques, dated nearly 15,000 years ago, are now preserved in the British Museum from London. They come from the cave of Montastruc, in the center of the French Pyrenees, and show traces of burns in places. Researchers from York and Durham have analyzed them using numerous digital tools: modeling, improved color rendering, virtual reality… Their goal? Highlight the potential role of fire on the engraved images of these plates…

Engraved plaque found in the shelter of the Madeleine, in the Dordogne. There are notably a lynx and a human leg.

Fire and Magdalenian engraved plaques: what link?

First hypothesis put forward in this new study: Magdalenian artists must have worked by firelight. Why ? Simply because of their busy schedule during the day. “It is a vision centered on the way of life of the 21e century, which has nothing to do with that of our ancestors”, criticizes Gilles Tosello. Moreover, the light provided by the flames was not to be sufficient for such work. It would thus have been impossible for them to make engravings as fine as those observed on these plates. Some drawings measuring no more than 2 centimeters long!

Second hypothesis: the interaction of the moving fire and the engraved plates would have given dynamism to the figures… and a semblance of life! Indeed, the neurology of the Magdalenians was substantially the same as ours. In other words, these individuals must also have experienced the phenomenon of pareidolia. That is, the identification of familiar shapes from shifting shadows. “This idea is already old. Such animations could have been used during rites or ceremonies,” says Marc Azéma, doctor in prehistory and director. But the result required that these animations be well perceptible and interpretable as such by the human brain, that is to say that the principle of retinal persistence allows the members of the animals represented to be superimposed in the mind of the ‘observer. However, the plates have dimensions that are far too small to obtain a striking effect.

Theoretical “scenario” of the engraving cycle.  A blank plate (1) is engraved with a reindeer (2) before being exposed to fire (4).  The intense heat causes the soft limestone to redden and burst (5).  A piece is recovered to inscribe a horse's head (6), then returns to the hearth (8) and breaks up (9).  When the fragments become too small to engrave, the cycle stops.

Theoretical “scenario” of the engraving cycle. A blank plate (1) is engraved with a reindeer (2) before being exposed to fire (4). The intense heat causes the soft limestone to redden and burst (5). A piece is recovered to inscribe a horse’s head (6). Then returns to the hearth (8) and breaks up (9).

image and movement

So what does the use of digital technology bring to the study of Magdalenian portable art? “The complex processes employed have not yielded truly striking results. The methods are topical but we are still at the very beginning”, emphasizes Marc Azéma. Especially since in order to obtain movement, it is not necessary to rely on the glow of the fire. “These populations had a very advanced mastery of illustration, with ingenious graphic processes”, insists the director. An animal could for example be represented running by its posture or the repetition of its limbs, for an effective layering effect.

Of the 300,000 years of existence of Sapiens, the image appears to have appeared only about 40,000 years ago. A recent acquisition therefore, but which has been perpetuated until today. “Representation by image must have provided a vital advantage to populations, at a time when everything around them was thought of as animated”, suggests Gilles Tosello.

On the plates of Périgord are then mainly engraved reindeer and injured or even dying horses. their favorite prey. “These figurative animals were then plunged into the flames of the hearth. It is difficult not to see a link between the destruction by fire and the death given during the hunt, ”suggests Gilles Tosello. Known for almost 150 years, the engraved plaques of the Magdalenians are still a mystery. What was their role? And above all, what meaning did they have in the eyes of their creators? Questions that still remain unanswered…

We wish to thank the author of this article for this amazing content

Did prehistoric man use fire to bring his engravings to life?


You can find our social media profiles here and other pages related to them here.http://moustachebrothers.com/related-pages/

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What was the role of fire in the Magdalenian culture, one of the longest in prehistory? This ends with the end of the glaciation 12,000 years ago. With the Magdalenians then disappears the society of the great nomadic hunter-gatherer-gatherers of the Ice Age. A society that practiced all kinds of art, ranging from the famous cave paintings to the most discreet engravings on stone tablets, or engraved plaques.

“We found hundreds of them in Périgord and more than a thousand in the cave of Enlène, in Ariège”, reports Gilles Tosello, doctor of prehistory and visual artist, author of a thesis entitled: “Movable art on a lithic support in the Magdalenian Périgord: emergence, originality and diffusion”. 54 of these plaques, dated nearly 15,000 years ago, are now preserved in the British Museum from London. They come from the cave of Montastruc, in the center of the French Pyrenees, and show traces of burns in places. Researchers from York and Durham have analyzed them using numerous digital tools: modeling, improved color rendering, virtual reality… Their goal? Highlight the potential role of fire on the engraved images of these plates…

Engraved plaque found in the shelter of the Madeleine, in the Dordogne. There are notably a lynx and a human leg.

Fire and Magdalenian engraved plaques: what link?

First hypothesis put forward in this new study: Magdalenian artists must have worked by firelight. Why ? Simply because of their busy schedule during the day. “It is a vision centered on the way of life of the 21e century, which has nothing to do with that of our ancestors”, criticizes Gilles Tosello. Moreover, the light provided by the flames was not to be sufficient for such work. It would thus have been impossible for them to make engravings as fine as those observed on these plates. Some drawings measuring no more than 2 centimeters long!

Second hypothesis: the interaction of the moving fire and the engraved plates would have given dynamism to the figures… and a semblance of life! Indeed, the neurology of the Magdalenians was substantially the same as ours. In other words, these individuals must also have experienced the phenomenon of pareidolia. That is, the identification of familiar shapes from shifting shadows. “This idea is already old. Such animations could have been used during rites or ceremonies,” says Marc Azéma, doctor in prehistory and director. But the result required that these animations be well perceptible and interpretable as such by the human brain, that is to say that the principle of retinal persistence allows the members of the animals represented to be superimposed in the mind of the ‘observer. However, the plates have dimensions that are far too small to obtain a striking effect.

Theoretical “scenario” of the engraving cycle.  A blank plate (1) is engraved with a reindeer (2) before being exposed to fire (4).  The intense heat causes the soft limestone to redden and burst (5).  A piece is recovered to inscribe a horse's head (6), then returns to the hearth (8) and breaks up (9).  When the fragments become too small to engrave, the cycle stops.

Theoretical “scenario” of the engraving cycle. A blank plate (1) is engraved with a reindeer (2) before being exposed to fire (4). The intense heat causes the soft limestone to redden and burst (5). A piece is recovered to inscribe a horse’s head (6). Then returns to the hearth (8) and breaks up (9).

image and movement

So what does the use of digital technology bring to the study of Magdalenian portable art? “The complex processes employed have not yielded truly striking results. The methods are topical but we are still at the very beginning”, emphasizes Marc Azéma. Especially since in order to obtain movement, it is not necessary to rely on the glow of the fire. “These populations had a very advanced mastery of illustration, with ingenious graphic processes”, insists the director. An animal could for example be represented running by its posture or the repetition of its limbs, for an effective layering effect.

Of the 300,000 years of existence of Sapiens, the image appears to have appeared only about 40,000 years ago. A recent acquisition therefore, but which has been perpetuated until today. “Representation by image must have provided a vital advantage to populations, at a time when everything around them was thought of as animated”, suggests Gilles Tosello.

On the plates of Périgord are then mainly engraved reindeer and injured or even dying horses. their favorite prey. “These figurative animals were then plunged into the flames of the hearth. It is difficult not to see a link between the destruction by fire and the death given during the hunt, ”suggests Gilles Tosello. Known for almost 150 years, the engraved plaques of the Magdalenians are still a mystery. What was their role? And above all, what meaning did they have in the eyes of their creators? Questions that still remain unanswered…

We wish to thank the author of this article for this amazing content

Did prehistoric man use fire to bring his engravings to life?


You can find our social media profiles here and other pages related to them here.http://moustachebrothers.com/related-pages/

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You have probably seen the face of this little girl with a mischievous smile on your favorite social networks or sites. A few weeks ago, we learned of the death of a young American, whose face had become a world famous meme (a diverted image that has become very viral, editor’s note). We then discovered his name, Kailia Posey, an age, 16, and a journey. The image that we shared via our social networks suddenly burst into our reality. And the disappearance of this cult face on the web has moved the other side of the screen.

Not necessarily something to surprise François Jost, professor emeritus at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, media specialist and author of “Are you memes? From parody to the digital pandemic” (CNRS Editions). “Memes unite a community. You can practically share your grief, he deciphers. This has already been the case with Grumpy cat: the death of the cat, star of the web, had caused a stir “.

Grumpy Cat had become a web star.
Grumpy Cat had become a web star.

Proof of this virtual barrier that is beginning to fall, memes have found a place in shops, in the board game department. Now between Monopoly and Uno, games offer you to find the funniest legend to associate with a viral image on the Net. “It’s a good apprenticeship to know how to make memes, smiles François Jost who has also tried his hand at the exercise. It’s not so surprising: the memes are based on an earlier image and divert it by adding an interpretation to it. It’s parody and that’s as old as the world! Each era has invented its own way of diverting images. It is this mockery that amuses us. The difference that memes bring is the collaborative aspect: you can add as many as you want. »

The meme as a work of art

Memes have also made a remarkable entrance… in the world of art. Artists are inspired by them, like the American PaperPaul who enjoys reproducing them in paper version on relief pop-up cards. Above all, memes are now sold at exorbitant prices at auction.

That of the grumbling pout of Grumpy cat (him again) was sold for 80,000 dollars; more recently, that of the “Disaster girl” – showing a little girl with a mischievous smile in front of a burning house – more than… 495,000 dollars in NFT (non-fungible tokens)! The young man known worldwide under the name of the meme “Bad luck Brian” also sold his meme, now developed by brands in derivative products.

These images, born on the Internet and sometimes mysterious in origin, become real works. “The status of memes has changed. Initially, they were without avowed author, shown. Today, they are more and more claimed. It will therefore be more and more question of their author. It’s the way things work. This will become institutionalized, it is a very general movement in culture, ”confirms the professor from the Sorbonne, citing as an example the graffiti artists for whom the municipalities reserve dedicated walls, even if it means moving away from his spontaneous and protesting nature. graffiti.

With its bridge into the IRL world (in real life), will the meme lose its primary meaning? “For art as for board games, we are on the spirit of the meme but not really on a meme, answers François Jost. At least, if you consider that a meme is an image circulating on the Internet… it’s a question of definition. »

We want to thank the writer of this article for this amazing material

How Internet Memes Burst Into Our ‘Real Life’


You can find our social media profiles and the other related pageshttp://moustachebrothers.com/related-pages/

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You have probably seen the face of this little girl with a mischievous smile on your favorite social networks or sites. A few weeks ago, we learned of the death of a young American, whose face had become a world famous meme (a diverted image that has become very viral, editor’s note). We then discovered his name, Kailia Posey, an age, 16, and a journey. The image that we shared via our social networks suddenly burst into our reality. And the disappearance of this cult face on the web has moved the other side of the screen.

Not necessarily something to surprise François Jost, professor emeritus at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, media specialist and author of “Are you memes? From parody to the digital pandemic” (CNRS Editions). “Memes unite a community. You can practically share your grief, he deciphers. This has already been the case with Grumpy cat: the death of the cat, star of the web, had caused a stir “.

Grumpy Cat had become a web star.
Grumpy Cat had become a web star.

Proof of this virtual barrier that is beginning to fall, memes have found a place in shops, in the board game department. Now between Monopoly and Uno, games offer you to find the funniest legend to associate with a viral image on the Net. “It’s a good apprenticeship to know how to make memes, smiles François Jost who has also tried his hand at the exercise. It’s not so surprising: the memes are based on an earlier image and divert it by adding an interpretation to it. It’s parody and that’s as old as the world! Each era has invented its own way of diverting images. It is this mockery that amuses us. The difference that memes bring is the collaborative aspect: you can add as many as you want. »

The meme as a work of art

Memes have also made a remarkable entrance… in the world of art. Artists are inspired by them, like the American PaperPaul who enjoys reproducing them in paper version on relief pop-up cards. Above all, memes are now sold at exorbitant prices at auction.

That of the grumbling pout of Grumpy cat (him again) was sold for 80,000 dollars; more recently, that of the “Disaster girl” – showing a little girl with a mischievous smile in front of a burning house – more than… 495,000 dollars in NFT (non-fungible tokens)! The young man known worldwide under the name of the meme “Bad luck Brian” also sold his meme, now developed by brands in derivative products.

These images, born on the Internet and sometimes mysterious in origin, become real works. “The status of memes has changed. Initially, they were without avowed author, shown. Today, they are more and more claimed. It will therefore be more and more question of their author. It’s the way things work. This will become institutionalized, it is a very general movement in culture, ”confirms the professor from the Sorbonne, citing as an example the graffiti artists for whom the municipalities reserve dedicated walls, even if it means moving away from his spontaneous and protesting nature. graffiti.

With its bridge into the IRL world (in real life), will the meme lose its primary meaning? “For art as for board games, we are on the spirit of the meme but not really on a meme, answers François Jost. At least, if you consider that a meme is an image circulating on the Internet… it’s a question of definition. »

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1653754034) } [4]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(78) "iPhone SE 2022, Oneplus Nord 2T 5G or Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: which one to buy?" ["link"]=> string(113) "http://moustachebrothers.com/gadgets/iphone-se-2022-oneplus-nord-2t-5g-or-samsung-galaxy-a53-5g-which-one-to-buy/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Susan Street" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 28 May 2022 16:05:34 +0000" ["category"]=> string(43) "GadgetsA53buyGalaxyiPhoneNordOnePlusSamsung" ["guid"]=> string(37) "https://moustachebrothers.com/?p=3012" ["description"]=> string(635) "Do you want to treat yourself to one of the best smartphones of the moment but are hesitating between the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G or the iPhone SE 2022 which are offered at around the same price? Here are some cross comparison elements to help you in your choice and ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4690) "

Do you want to treat yourself to one of the best smartphones of the moment but are hesitating between the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G or the iPhone SE 2022 which are offered at around the same price? Here are some cross comparison elements to help you in your choice and select the one that is really right for you.

oneplus nord 2t vs galaxy a53 vs iPhone se 2022

The designs of the compared smartphones of the day are extremely well done with lines that are very pleasant for everyone. The iPhone SE 2022 has the particularity of being very compact measuring just 138.4mm tall compared to 159.1mm for the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G or 159.6mm for the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. It is also narrower than the others and thinner, making 7.3 mm against 8.1 mm for the Samsung and 8.2 mm for the OnePlus. It is also lighter, accusing a weight of 144 grams on the scale against 189 grams for the Galaxy A53 5G and 190 grams for the Nord 2T 5G. It therefore takes up less space in your pocket and in your hand.

Are power and performance everything?

If you’re looking for power at all costs, it’s on the side of theiPhone SE 2022 who needs to watch since its Apple A15 Bionic chip offers superior performance to those installed in the other two, the Samsung embedding a Exynos 1280 chipset dominated by MediaTek Dimensity 1300 integrated within the OnePlus. It is the latter that has the most RAM with 8 or 12 GB depending on the version chosen against 6 or 8 GB at Samsung and only 4 GB for the Apple mobile. Only the Samsung can increase its internal storage capacity by using a micro SD memory card which is impossible on the other two having to make do with the space offered. The Samsung has a 5000mAh battery which should allow it to offer greater autonomy than on the OnePlus with its 4500 mAh battery versus 2018mAh only for that of the iPhone SE 2022. But the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G charges faster than the other two supporting the load at 80 watts.

Not really equivalent screens

For the display, it is clearly not the screen of the iPhone SE 2022 which is the best given that it uses a 4.7-inch LCD panel at 60 Hz against one 6.43-inch 1080×2400 pixel AMOLED display at 90Hz for the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G and one 6.5-inch 1080×2400 pixel AMOLED at 120Hz for the Samsung. The three devices are 5G compatible and only the Samsung offers Wi-Fi 5 versus Wi-Fi 6 more efficient than the other two. None support the direct connection of headphones. The Samsung and iPhone are certified waterproof. There is a fingerprint reader under the screen of Samsung and OnePlus. Finally, for the photo part, the iPhone SE 2022 is content with a single 12-megapixel rear sensor while the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is equipped with a configuration of 64 + 12 + 5 + 5 megapixels against 50 + 8 +2 megapixels on the OnePlus. The latter two benefit from a 32-megapixel sensor on the front against a 7-megapixel lens on the iPhone SE 2022.

Note finally that theiPhone SE 2022 runs on iOS while the other two are animated by Android 12 with a software overlay developed by the brand.

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Do you want to treat yourself to one of the best smartphones of the moment but are hesitating between the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G or the iPhone SE 2022 which are offered at around the same price? Here are some cross comparison elements to help you in your choice and select the one that is really right for you.

oneplus nord 2t vs galaxy a53 vs iPhone se 2022

The designs of the compared smartphones of the day are extremely well done with lines that are very pleasant for everyone. The iPhone SE 2022 has the particularity of being very compact measuring just 138.4mm tall compared to 159.1mm for the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G or 159.6mm for the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. It is also narrower than the others and thinner, making 7.3 mm against 8.1 mm for the Samsung and 8.2 mm for the OnePlus. It is also lighter, accusing a weight of 144 grams on the scale against 189 grams for the Galaxy A53 5G and 190 grams for the Nord 2T 5G. It therefore takes up less space in your pocket and in your hand.

Are power and performance everything?

If you’re looking for power at all costs, it’s on the side of theiPhone SE 2022 who needs to watch since its Apple A15 Bionic chip offers superior performance to those installed in the other two, the Samsung embedding a Exynos 1280 chipset dominated by MediaTek Dimensity 1300 integrated within the OnePlus. It is the latter that has the most RAM with 8 or 12 GB depending on the version chosen against 6 or 8 GB at Samsung and only 4 GB for the Apple mobile. Only the Samsung can increase its internal storage capacity by using a micro SD memory card which is impossible on the other two having to make do with the space offered. The Samsung has a 5000mAh battery which should allow it to offer greater autonomy than on the OnePlus with its 4500 mAh battery versus 2018mAh only for that of the iPhone SE 2022. But the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G charges faster than the other two supporting the load at 80 watts.

Not really equivalent screens

For the display, it is clearly not the screen of the iPhone SE 2022 which is the best given that it uses a 4.7-inch LCD panel at 60 Hz against one 6.43-inch 1080×2400 pixel AMOLED display at 90Hz for the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G and one 6.5-inch 1080×2400 pixel AMOLED at 120Hz for the Samsung. The three devices are 5G compatible and only the Samsung offers Wi-Fi 5 versus Wi-Fi 6 more efficient than the other two. None support the direct connection of headphones. The Samsung and iPhone are certified waterproof. There is a fingerprint reader under the screen of Samsung and OnePlus. Finally, for the photo part, the iPhone SE 2022 is content with a single 12-megapixel rear sensor while the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is equipped with a configuration of 64 + 12 + 5 + 5 megapixels against 50 + 8 +2 megapixels on the OnePlus. The latter two benefit from a 32-megapixel sensor on the front against a 7-megapixel lens on the iPhone SE 2022.

Note finally that theiPhone SE 2022 runs on iOS while the other two are animated by Android 12 with a software overlay developed by the brand.

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1653753934) } [5]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(86) "For Tim Sweeney, the boss of Epic, “the App Store is not doing developers a favor”" ["link"]=> string(119) "http://moustachebrothers.com/internet/for-tim-sweeney-the-boss-of-epic-the-app-store-is-not-doing-developers-a-favor-2/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(14) "Vincent Hughes" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 28 May 2022 16:04:27 +0000" ["category"]=> string(49) "InternetappbossdevelopersEpicfavorstoreSweeneyTim" ["guid"]=> string(37) "https://moustachebrothers.com/?p=3010" ["description"]=> string(705) "Tim Sweeney doesn’t give up. The founder and boss of Epic, who went to war against Apple over the practices of the App Store, gave the background of his thoughts in an interview with the FinancialTimes. Not surprisingly, he blames the ” monopolies from Apple and Google in the area of ​​digital content distribution. The ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(7084) "

Tim Sweeney doesn’t give up. The founder and boss of Epic, who went to war against Apple over the practices of the App Store, gave the background of his thoughts in an interview with the FinancialTimes. Not surprisingly, he blames the ” monopolies from Apple and Google in the area of ​​digital content distribution. The two companies prevent other app stores from competing [l’App Store et le Play Store] “.

It completely hampers competing players and the market that would shape better app stores and better deals for consumers. “, he asserts. Tim Sweeney’s other grievance concerns the payment service for in-app purchases. ” PayPal invoice [des frais de transaction de] 3%. Mastercard and Visa charge 2%. Apple takes 30%. This is far above the actual costs of processing payment transactions “.

The boss of Epic recognizes Apple for having won the battle in a market, that of hardware. The iPhone imposed itself in a fair way, and it is deserved according to him. However, ” [Apple] exploits this position to gain an unfair advantage over competitors and other markets. It breaks all the competitive dynamics that have allowed the tech industry to grow healthy “.

The App Store alone in its kingdom

In his vision of things, the App Store should battle against the Epic Games Store, Steam, the Microsoft Store and ” other emerging stores, as they should in any other market in the world except app stores “, he laments. With competition, Sweeney thinks payment fees would drop from 30% to 2-3%. ” Or maybe even more if they innovate “.

The commission charged by Apple takes into account transaction costs and all the administrative bazaar of local taxes, to which are added costs that are difficult to quantify such as that of the design of new development tools or even exposure in the store.

The cost of the financial transaction alone has been assessed at 3% by Apple in the dispute between it and the Dutch competition authority. The manufacturer has proposed a 27% levy rate on in-app purchases made by alternative payment systems integrated into dating apps. The difference between this 27% and the usual 30% corresponds to ” value related to payment processing and related activities », 3 small percent therefore.

App Store: Apple reduces its commission to 27% on alternative payments in the Netherlands

App Store: Apple reduces its commission to 27% on alternative payments in the Netherlands

Apple does not report revenue from the App Store, only what the services bring in as a whole. An accounting practice suspicious which shouldn’t be allowed, Sweeney says, describing her as a ” robbery » from the developers. Apple thus gives the impression that it is a turnover made by itself, but ” This is not the case “.

The App Store is not a service, on the contrary, the store does not serve developers, he insists. ” The App Store forces developers to take poor care of their apps, giving users a poor experience, all to charge uncompetitive transaction and processing fees and inflate the price of digital goods “. Bim, Apple is dressed for the winter.

1653672794 934 For Tim Sweeney the boss of Epic the App Store

Tim Sweeney’s great fear is for the metaverse. Epic is one of the leaders in this nascent sector thanks to Fortnite, which goes beyond the simple battle royale, with the organization of online concerts for example. If Apple and Google’s practices were to extend to metaverses, ” they will dominate physical commerce that will take place in virtual and augmented reality “.

” [Pour Apple et Google], if you use an app to make purchases that entitles you to own digital items, you must use their payment service. The physical world and the virtual world will merge. You will be able to buy a physical product, and you will be entitled to its virtual equivalent at the same time. You buy a pink Ferrari in the real world and you own it in the metaverse”.

He therefore pleads for “major” changes in the practices of these two companies, because they have created the conditions that will give them “ a stranglehold on the metaverse “. In the immediate future, the bickering between Epic and Apple continues in court. the lawsuit lost by the publisher of Fortnite is now in appeal limbo.

Epic against Apple: Apple does not want to redo the appeal

Epic against Apple: Apple does not want to redo the appeal

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" } ["summary"]=> string(705) "Tim Sweeney doesn’t give up. The founder and boss of Epic, who went to war against Apple over the practices of the App Store, gave the background of his thoughts in an interview with the FinancialTimes. Not surprisingly, he blames the ” monopolies from Apple and Google in the area of ​​digital content distribution. The ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(7084) "

Tim Sweeney doesn’t give up. The founder and boss of Epic, who went to war against Apple over the practices of the App Store, gave the background of his thoughts in an interview with the FinancialTimes. Not surprisingly, he blames the ” monopolies from Apple and Google in the area of ​​digital content distribution. The two companies prevent other app stores from competing [l’App Store et le Play Store] “.

It completely hampers competing players and the market that would shape better app stores and better deals for consumers. “, he asserts. Tim Sweeney’s other grievance concerns the payment service for in-app purchases. ” PayPal invoice [des frais de transaction de] 3%. Mastercard and Visa charge 2%. Apple takes 30%. This is far above the actual costs of processing payment transactions “.

The boss of Epic recognizes Apple for having won the battle in a market, that of hardware. The iPhone imposed itself in a fair way, and it is deserved according to him. However, ” [Apple] exploits this position to gain an unfair advantage over competitors and other markets. It breaks all the competitive dynamics that have allowed the tech industry to grow healthy “.

The App Store alone in its kingdom

In his vision of things, the App Store should battle against the Epic Games Store, Steam, the Microsoft Store and ” other emerging stores, as they should in any other market in the world except app stores “, he laments. With competition, Sweeney thinks payment fees would drop from 30% to 2-3%. ” Or maybe even more if they innovate “.

The commission charged by Apple takes into account transaction costs and all the administrative bazaar of local taxes, to which are added costs that are difficult to quantify such as that of the design of new development tools or even exposure in the store.

The cost of the financial transaction alone has been assessed at 3% by Apple in the dispute between it and the Dutch competition authority. The manufacturer has proposed a 27% levy rate on in-app purchases made by alternative payment systems integrated into dating apps. The difference between this 27% and the usual 30% corresponds to ” value related to payment processing and related activities », 3 small percent therefore.

App Store: Apple reduces its commission to 27% on alternative payments in the Netherlands

App Store: Apple reduces its commission to 27% on alternative payments in the Netherlands

Apple does not report revenue from the App Store, only what the services bring in as a whole. An accounting practice suspicious which shouldn’t be allowed, Sweeney says, describing her as a ” robbery » from the developers. Apple thus gives the impression that it is a turnover made by itself, but ” This is not the case “.

The App Store is not a service, on the contrary, the store does not serve developers, he insists. ” The App Store forces developers to take poor care of their apps, giving users a poor experience, all to charge uncompetitive transaction and processing fees and inflate the price of digital goods “. Bim, Apple is dressed for the winter.

1653672794 934 For Tim Sweeney the boss of Epic the App Store

Tim Sweeney’s great fear is for the metaverse. Epic is one of the leaders in this nascent sector thanks to Fortnite, which goes beyond the simple battle royale, with the organization of online concerts for example. If Apple and Google’s practices were to extend to metaverses, ” they will dominate physical commerce that will take place in virtual and augmented reality “.

” [Pour Apple et Google], if you use an app to make purchases that entitles you to own digital items, you must use their payment service. The physical world and the virtual world will merge. You will be able to buy a physical product, and you will be entitled to its virtual equivalent at the same time. You buy a pink Ferrari in the real world and you own it in the metaverse”.

He therefore pleads for “major” changes in the practices of these two companies, because they have created the conditions that will give them “ a stranglehold on the metaverse “. In the immediate future, the bickering between Epic and Apple continues in court. the lawsuit lost by the publisher of Fortnite is now in appeal limbo.

Epic against Apple: Apple does not want to redo the appeal

Epic against Apple: Apple does not want to redo the appeal

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For Tim Sweeney, the boss of Epic, “the App Store is not doing developers a favor”


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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1653753867) } [6]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(41) "Seeing how odor is processed in the brain" ["link"]=> string(79) "http://moustachebrothers.com/science/seeing-how-odor-is-processed-in-the-brain/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(14) "Angela Beverly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 28 May 2022 13:42:18 +0000" ["category"]=> string(25) "sciencebrainodorprocessed" ["guid"]=> string(37) "https://moustachebrothers.com/?p=3008" ["description"]=> string(620) "Journal Reference: Mugihiko Kato, Toshiki Okumura, Yasuhiro Tsubo, Junya Honda, Masashi Sugiyama, Kazushige Touhara, Masako Okamoto. Spatiotemporal dynamics of odor representations in the human brain revealed by EEG decoding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (21) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2114966119 Does the smell of a warm cup of coffee help you start your day ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5040) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Mugihiko Kato, Toshiki Okumura, Yasuhiro Tsubo, Junya Honda, Masashi Sugiyama, Kazushige Touhara, Masako Okamoto. Spatiotemporal dynamics of odor representations in the human brain revealed by EEG decoding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (21) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2114966119

Does the smell of a warm cup of coffee help you start your day the right way? Or can you not stand the strong, heady stuff? According to new research, how quickly your brain processes the smell of your morning beverage might depend on whether you think that odor is pleasant or not.

A team at the University of Tokyo created a special device that can deliver 10 diverse odors in a way that is accurate and timely. The odors were administered to participants who rated their pleasantness while wearing noninvasive scalp-recorded electroencephalogram (EEG) caps, which record signals inside the brain. The team was then able to process the EEG data using machine learning-based computer analysis, to see when and where the range of odors was processed in the brain with high temporal resolution for the first time.

“We were surprised that we could detect signals from presented odors from very early EEG responses, as quickly as 100 milliseconds after odor onset, suggesting that representation of odor information in the brain occurs rapidly,” said doctoral student Mugihiko Kato from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Tokyo.

Detection of odor by the brain occurred before the odor was consciously perceived by the participant, which didn’t happen until several hundred milliseconds later. “Our study showed that different aspects of perception, in particular odor pleasantness, unpleasantness and quality, emerged through different spatial and temporal cortical processing,” said Kato.

“The representation of unpleasantness in the brain emerged earlier than pleasantness and perceived quality,” said Project Associate Professor Masako Okamoto, also from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences. When unpleasant odors (such as rotten and rancid smells) were administered, participants’ brains could differentiate them from neutral or pleasant odors as early as 300 milliseconds after onset. However, representation of pleasant odors (such as floral and fruity smells) in the brain didn’t occur until 500 milliseconds onwards, around the same time as when the quality of the odor was also represented. From 600-850 milliseconds after odor onset, significant areas of the brain involved in emotional, semantic (language) and memory processing then became most involved.

The earlier perception of unpleasant odors may be an early warning system against potential dangers. “The way each sensory system recruits the central nervous system differs across the sensory modalities (smell, light, sound, taste, pressure and temperature). Elucidating when and where in the brain olfactory (smell) perception emerges helps us to understand how the olfactory system works,” said Okamoto. “We also feel that our study has broader methodological implications. For example, it was not known that scalp-recorded EEG would allow us to assess representation of odors from time periods as early as 100 milliseconds.”

This high temporal resolution imaging of how our brains process odors may be a stepping stone towards better understanding the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases in future, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, in which a dysfunction in the sense of smell is an early warning sign. The team is interested in exploring several further research avenues. “In our daily life, odors are perceived along with other sensory information like vision, and each sense influences the perception of the other,” said Kato. “Although we presented olfactory stimuli alone in the current study, we think that analyzing brain activity under more natural conditions, such as presenting odors with a movie, is important.” Perhaps Smell-O-Vision might yet make a comeback?

Funding

This work was supported by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to M.O. (18H04998 and 21H05808) and JST-Mirai program to K.T. (JPMJMI17DC and JPMJMI19D1).

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" } ["summary"]=> string(620) "Journal Reference: Mugihiko Kato, Toshiki Okumura, Yasuhiro Tsubo, Junya Honda, Masashi Sugiyama, Kazushige Touhara, Masako Okamoto. Spatiotemporal dynamics of odor representations in the human brain revealed by EEG decoding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (21) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2114966119 Does the smell of a warm cup of coffee help you start your day ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(5040) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Mugihiko Kato, Toshiki Okumura, Yasuhiro Tsubo, Junya Honda, Masashi Sugiyama, Kazushige Touhara, Masako Okamoto. Spatiotemporal dynamics of odor representations in the human brain revealed by EEG decoding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (21) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2114966119

Does the smell of a warm cup of coffee help you start your day the right way? Or can you not stand the strong, heady stuff? According to new research, how quickly your brain processes the smell of your morning beverage might depend on whether you think that odor is pleasant or not.

A team at the University of Tokyo created a special device that can deliver 10 diverse odors in a way that is accurate and timely. The odors were administered to participants who rated their pleasantness while wearing noninvasive scalp-recorded electroencephalogram (EEG) caps, which record signals inside the brain. The team was then able to process the EEG data using machine learning-based computer analysis, to see when and where the range of odors was processed in the brain with high temporal resolution for the first time.

“We were surprised that we could detect signals from presented odors from very early EEG responses, as quickly as 100 milliseconds after odor onset, suggesting that representation of odor information in the brain occurs rapidly,” said doctoral student Mugihiko Kato from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Tokyo.

Detection of odor by the brain occurred before the odor was consciously perceived by the participant, which didn’t happen until several hundred milliseconds later. “Our study showed that different aspects of perception, in particular odor pleasantness, unpleasantness and quality, emerged through different spatial and temporal cortical processing,” said Kato.

“The representation of unpleasantness in the brain emerged earlier than pleasantness and perceived quality,” said Project Associate Professor Masako Okamoto, also from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences. When unpleasant odors (such as rotten and rancid smells) were administered, participants’ brains could differentiate them from neutral or pleasant odors as early as 300 milliseconds after onset. However, representation of pleasant odors (such as floral and fruity smells) in the brain didn’t occur until 500 milliseconds onwards, around the same time as when the quality of the odor was also represented. From 600-850 milliseconds after odor onset, significant areas of the brain involved in emotional, semantic (language) and memory processing then became most involved.

The earlier perception of unpleasant odors may be an early warning system against potential dangers. “The way each sensory system recruits the central nervous system differs across the sensory modalities (smell, light, sound, taste, pressure and temperature). Elucidating when and where in the brain olfactory (smell) perception emerges helps us to understand how the olfactory system works,” said Okamoto. “We also feel that our study has broader methodological implications. For example, it was not known that scalp-recorded EEG would allow us to assess representation of odors from time periods as early as 100 milliseconds.”

This high temporal resolution imaging of how our brains process odors may be a stepping stone towards better understanding the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases in future, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, in which a dysfunction in the sense of smell is an early warning sign. The team is interested in exploring several further research avenues. “In our daily life, odors are perceived along with other sensory information like vision, and each sense influences the perception of the other,” said Kato. “Although we presented olfactory stimuli alone in the current study, we think that analyzing brain activity under more natural conditions, such as presenting odors with a movie, is important.” Perhaps Smell-O-Vision might yet make a comeback?

Funding

This work was supported by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to M.O. (18H04998 and 21H05808) and JST-Mirai program to K.T. (JPMJMI17DC and JPMJMI19D1).

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1653745338) } [7]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(71) "India heatwave: how ‘attribution science’ relates to climate change" ["link"]=> string(118) "http://moustachebrothers.com/artificial-intelligence/india-heatwave-how-attribution-science-relates-to-climate-change/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(9) "Francisco" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 28 May 2022 13:39:48 +0000" ["category"]=> string(74) "Artificial IntelligenceattributionchangeClimateheatwaveIndiarelatesScience" ["guid"]=> string(37) "https://moustachebrothers.com/?p=3006" ["description"]=> string(679) "Was the 2003 heat wave caused by global warming? And the storms of 2018 in France? What about the 2019 heat wave? “For many years, I answered that we should not make the link between a one-off extreme event and global warming”, admits Robert Vautard, research director at the CNRS and director of the Pierre-Simon ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(8224) "

Was the 2003 heat wave caused by global warming? And the storms of 2018 in France? What about the 2019 heat wave? “For many years, I answered that we should not make the link between a one-off extreme event and global warming”, admits Robert Vautard, research director at the CNRS and director of the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute of climate (IPSL).

The reports of the IPCC are however formal, by alerting on the multiplication of extreme events due to human-induced climate change. But these weather phenomena always have multiple causes and until recently, Robert Vautard and his fellow climatologists avoided linking them individually to global warming.

Today, a discipline is changing the situation: the science of attribution. It is this science that has enabled the network of scientists from the World Weather Attribution (WWA) to affirm that the heat wave that has been falling since March in India and Pakistan has been made thirty times more likely by climate change.

Probability of occurrence of extreme events

The attribution science lays down a methodological framework for assessing the degree of influence of climate change on a meteorological event. It has only been known to the general public for a few years, but “the landmark study which laid down the concepts of the science of attribution dates from 2004 and concerned the heat wave of 2003”, recalls Robert Vautard. “It showed that we cannot say that global warming caused the occurrence of an extreme event but that we can speak of its probability with regard to climate change”, continues the scientist.

Since 2014, scientists from the WWA, a network of researchers including Robert Vautard, have specialized in the science of attribution. Studies on natural disasters are launched according to very specific criteria. “In India and Pakistan, the duration and earliness of the heat wave challenged us”, notes the director of the IPSL.

The scientists then make observations and identify trends in the evolution of the climate, then carry out simulations. By comparing the results in a pre-industrial climate and in the current human-modified climate, scientists can determine to what extent the heat wave has been made more or less likely.

In 2021, several extreme events linked to global warming

Without the effect of human activity on the climate, this heat wave would have had a one in 3,000 chance of occurring, compared to the current 1 in 100, the scientists conclude. “What we are saying is that this event could have occurred without climate change, but with a lower probability”, sums up Robert Vautard.

These research methods have also enabled the WWA to establish a link between the heat dome that hit North America in June 2021 and global warming. Just as climate change made the floods that devastated Germany and Belgium in July 2021 up to nine times more likely , according to a WWA study published last August. The particularity of the WWA is indeed that the scientists carry out their studies “in near real time”, shortly after the event studied or even when it is in progress. “It’s important because when disasters happen, that’s when there is the attention of decision-makers and the media,” says Robert Vautard.

No link with rising temperatures

The group of researchers also takes into account economic and social criteria. “We are studying the reasons, in the structure of societies, why this event took place”, specifies the CNRS scientist. This, for example, has led researchers to claim that poverty, poor infrastructure and natural weather conditions were more responsible for the famine in Madagascar than global warming.

Sometimes the analyzes conclude that an extreme event is not linked to global warming. Storms Eleanor and Friederike that hit Western Europe in January 2018, for example, were not significantly influenced by climate change, according to the WWA. On the other hand, the heat wave that crossed France in 2019 was made more likely by global warming. Scientists also agree that the link between the frequency and intensity of heat waves and global warming is clearly established, unlike other events such as cyclones where the link seems less obvious .

A sometimes significant margin of error

The science of attribution therefore does not make it possible to establish a formal cause and effect link between a disaster and global warming. However, it goes beyond the general observations of the IPCC on the increase in natural risks in the world.

These studies always have a margin of error, which is high in the case of the India and Pakistan study due to the lack of data on such rare events. But their multiplication corroborates the warnings of the IPCC in its latest reports: the visible changes linked to global warming are not to come, they are already taking place.

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Was the 2003 heat wave caused by global warming? And the storms of 2018 in France? What about the 2019 heat wave? “For many years, I answered that we should not make the link between a one-off extreme event and global warming”, admits Robert Vautard, research director at the CNRS and director of the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute of climate (IPSL).

The reports of the IPCC are however formal, by alerting on the multiplication of extreme events due to human-induced climate change. But these weather phenomena always have multiple causes and until recently, Robert Vautard and his fellow climatologists avoided linking them individually to global warming.

Today, a discipline is changing the situation: the science of attribution. It is this science that has enabled the network of scientists from the World Weather Attribution (WWA) to affirm that the heat wave that has been falling since March in India and Pakistan has been made thirty times more likely by climate change.

Probability of occurrence of extreme events

The attribution science lays down a methodological framework for assessing the degree of influence of climate change on a meteorological event. It has only been known to the general public for a few years, but “the landmark study which laid down the concepts of the science of attribution dates from 2004 and concerned the heat wave of 2003”, recalls Robert Vautard. “It showed that we cannot say that global warming caused the occurrence of an extreme event but that we can speak of its probability with regard to climate change”, continues the scientist.

Since 2014, scientists from the WWA, a network of researchers including Robert Vautard, have specialized in the science of attribution. Studies on natural disasters are launched according to very specific criteria. “In India and Pakistan, the duration and earliness of the heat wave challenged us”, notes the director of the IPSL.

The scientists then make observations and identify trends in the evolution of the climate, then carry out simulations. By comparing the results in a pre-industrial climate and in the current human-modified climate, scientists can determine to what extent the heat wave has been made more or less likely.

In 2021, several extreme events linked to global warming

Without the effect of human activity on the climate, this heat wave would have had a one in 3,000 chance of occurring, compared to the current 1 in 100, the scientists conclude. “What we are saying is that this event could have occurred without climate change, but with a lower probability”, sums up Robert Vautard.

These research methods have also enabled the WWA to establish a link between the heat dome that hit North America in June 2021 and global warming. Just as climate change made the floods that devastated Germany and Belgium in July 2021 up to nine times more likely , according to a WWA study published last August. The particularity of the WWA is indeed that the scientists carry out their studies “in near real time”, shortly after the event studied or even when it is in progress. “It’s important because when disasters happen, that’s when there is the attention of decision-makers and the media,” says Robert Vautard.

No link with rising temperatures

The group of researchers also takes into account economic and social criteria. “We are studying the reasons, in the structure of societies, why this event took place”, specifies the CNRS scientist. This, for example, has led researchers to claim that poverty, poor infrastructure and natural weather conditions were more responsible for the famine in Madagascar than global warming.

Sometimes the analyzes conclude that an extreme event is not linked to global warming. Storms Eleanor and Friederike that hit Western Europe in January 2018, for example, were not significantly influenced by climate change, according to the WWA. On the other hand, the heat wave that crossed France in 2019 was made more likely by global warming. Scientists also agree that the link between the frequency and intensity of heat waves and global warming is clearly established, unlike other events such as cyclones where the link seems less obvious .

A sometimes significant margin of error

The science of attribution therefore does not make it possible to establish a formal cause and effect link between a disaster and global warming. However, it goes beyond the general observations of the IPCC on the increase in natural risks in the world.

These studies always have a margin of error, which is high in the case of the India and Pakistan study due to the lack of data on such rare events. But their multiplication corroborates the warnings of the IPCC in its latest reports: the visible changes linked to global warming are not to come, they are already taking place.

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For all those who stayed at home during the Ascension weekend, it is possible to travel in virtual mode, from your sofa.

Everyone has used Google Street View at least once, the service that lets you virtually navigate 360 ​​degrees around cities around the world, which turns 15 this week. Casually, it’s a way of escaping virtually which continues to improve and whose potential is exploited very little except to find one’s bearings.

You can use it to stroll the streets of cities around the world, but also in mythical places, from the Grand Canyon to the Great Barrier Reef. Or even inside certain monuments: visit the Invalides in Paris, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai but also many castles, the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles for example. Among the little-known features, the one that allows to travel in time: we choose the year that interests us and we see the evolution of a street or a site over the years.

For the record, Google has just published the list of the most visited places on Street View. In France, the Eiffel Tower is in the lead, without much surprise. But in number 2, much more surprising, in front of the Louvre or the Palace of Versailles, the beach of Saint-Brévin-les-Pins in Loire Atlantique and more particularly the ocean serpent, a contemporary artwork that depicts the skeleton of a serpent by the ocean. Why such popularity? We have no idea, even Google can’t explain it.

“VR Tourism”

Another proposal: after green tourism, here is VR tourism, tourism in virtual reality with the well-understood headset. And there is not necessarily a need to ruin yourself. You have cardboard models that cost 10 euros, you put your smartphone in them, and you will virtually teleport to the other side of the world. There are tons of videos on Youtube, filmed in 360 degrees specifically for VR headsets that transport you to the most beautiful places in the world. The volcanoes of Hawaii in the morning, the Galapagos and a small safari in Kenya to end the day.

There are also applications specifically developed for this: Google Earth VR which gives the possibility of looking around at 360 degrees, of getting lost in the streets of Paris or Tokyo for example. Or National geographic Explore VR, which allows you to visit Macchu Picchu or navigate around icebergs in Antarctica as if you were there.

The big advantage is obviously the immersive side: you really have the impression of being there, of having the ocean in front of you, you look down you have the sand of the beach and behind you a cocktail bar . You can also use it to dream about your future vacation. For a few years now, tour operators have been using this technology to give their customers a taste: you can see the landscapes or visit the hotel or the holiday camp where you will be staying -it avoids disappointment- a bit like real estate agents for the apartment visit.

>>> Anthony Morel’s column can be found in podcasts

The zoom trip

Finally, after the “zoom” aperitifs, here is the “zoom” trip. We have seen a better change of scenery, but it is developing more and more since the health crisis and the confinements that we have experienced. It goes through virtual travel platforms, called Beeyonder, ToursByLocals or even Amazon. There, what we offer you are guided trips by videoconference with a tourist guide, live.

You choose a destination, a theme: the castles of Ireland, a visit to London in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, the tea ceremony in Japan. As in a traditional guided tour, you can ask questions to the guide. The only difference is that you see with your eyes, through your smartphone or a camera that films it. The price: 10 to 15 euros per person and per visit.

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Traveling while staying on your couch is possible


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For all those who stayed at home during the Ascension weekend, it is possible to travel in virtual mode, from your sofa.

Everyone has used Google Street View at least once, the service that lets you virtually navigate 360 ​​degrees around cities around the world, which turns 15 this week. Casually, it’s a way of escaping virtually which continues to improve and whose potential is exploited very little except to find one’s bearings.

You can use it to stroll the streets of cities around the world, but also in mythical places, from the Grand Canyon to the Great Barrier Reef. Or even inside certain monuments: visit the Invalides in Paris, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai but also many castles, the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles for example. Among the little-known features, the one that allows to travel in time: we choose the year that interests us and we see the evolution of a street or a site over the years.

For the record, Google has just published the list of the most visited places on Street View. In France, the Eiffel Tower is in the lead, without much surprise. But in number 2, much more surprising, in front of the Louvre or the Palace of Versailles, the beach of Saint-Brévin-les-Pins in Loire Atlantique and more particularly the ocean serpent, a contemporary artwork that depicts the skeleton of a serpent by the ocean. Why such popularity? We have no idea, even Google can’t explain it.

“VR Tourism”

Another proposal: after green tourism, here is VR tourism, tourism in virtual reality with the well-understood headset. And there is not necessarily a need to ruin yourself. You have cardboard models that cost 10 euros, you put your smartphone in them, and you will virtually teleport to the other side of the world. There are tons of videos on Youtube, filmed in 360 degrees specifically for VR headsets that transport you to the most beautiful places in the world. The volcanoes of Hawaii in the morning, the Galapagos and a small safari in Kenya to end the day.

There are also applications specifically developed for this: Google Earth VR which gives the possibility of looking around at 360 degrees, of getting lost in the streets of Paris or Tokyo for example. Or National geographic Explore VR, which allows you to visit Macchu Picchu or navigate around icebergs in Antarctica as if you were there.

The big advantage is obviously the immersive side: you really have the impression of being there, of having the ocean in front of you, you look down you have the sand of the beach and behind you a cocktail bar . You can also use it to dream about your future vacation. For a few years now, tour operators have been using this technology to give their customers a taste: you can see the landscapes or visit the hotel or the holiday camp where you will be staying -it avoids disappointment- a bit like real estate agents for the apartment visit.

>>> Anthony Morel’s column can be found in podcasts

The zoom trip

Finally, after the “zoom” aperitifs, here is the “zoom” trip. We have seen a better change of scenery, but it is developing more and more since the health crisis and the confinements that we have experienced. It goes through virtual travel platforms, called Beeyonder, ToursByLocals or even Amazon. There, what we offer you are guided trips by videoconference with a tourist guide, live.

You choose a destination, a theme: the castles of Ireland, a visit to London in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, the tea ceremony in Japan. As in a traditional guided tour, you can ask questions to the guide. The only difference is that you see with your eyes, through your smartphone or a camera that films it. The price: 10 to 15 euros per person and per visit.

We would love to thank the writer of this short article for this amazing material

Traveling while staying on your couch is possible


You can view our social media profiles here as well as other related pages herehttp://moustachebrothers.com/related-pages/

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From now on, returning an internet parcel costs you money at Zara. In-store returns are always free.

Reading time:
3 mins

It’s a change that has gone unnoticed for a while. Since April 28, it is no longer possible to return items purchased on the Zara site that do not fit you free of charge, have spotted our BFM TV colleagues. ” Returns for orders placed from 04/28/2022 will have a cost of 1.95 EUR which will be deducted from the refunded amount “, Indicates the Spanish sign in its frequently asked questions.

While fast-fashion brands are waging a merciless price war, Zara’s decision denotes. Asos, like Shein, notably offers free returns, while the German Zalando goes even further, offering its customers ” to try before you buy » and therefore, by extension, to be able to receive and return parcels without having to pay a penny.

In fact, for Zara, the Inditex group’s flagship brand, it is ” limit the environmental impact “, as she explained to our colleagues d’actu.fr. ” Returning an item by post requires transport and logistics, sometimes for stores very close to customers “.

This is why Zara now only charges returns by parcel. It is always possible to return an item free of charge in store: “ You can return your order free of charge to any Zara store in the market/region where you made the purchase, as long as that store has the same department as the product originated from. “, confirms the clothing brand on its website. The chain, however, clarified to our colleagues that it would not charge for postal returns for defective items.

H&M and Kiabi also charge for returns

Always in this approach to be a little more responsible, Zara has also stopped, in recent months, distributing free paper bags to its customers: the brand now sells them to encourage everyone to use reusable bags. and better for the environment. BFM TV specifies that, for the moment, the change only concerns Zara, not (yet?) the other brands of the Inditex groupsuch as Stradivarius, Bershka, Pull&Bear, Oysho and Massimo Dutti.

As our colleagues remind from West Francewith Covid-19 and the closure of stores for several months, online sales jumped 44% in 2020, before continuing to grow with an additional 15% increase in 2021. In addition to clothing manufacturing, generally abroad, which pollute enormously, each shipment and each return of parcels produces CO2 and is therefore polluting for the planet.

Zara is not the only major fashion brand to invoice its customers for its web returns: this is particularly the case for the Swedish brand H&M, which does not charge for in-store returns of orders placed on the internet, but deducts €0.95 fee, except for some of its Loyalty Members. The Kiabi Northern brand also invoices the returns of orders using the same system: they are free in store but cost €2.95 for returns by parcel.

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From now on, returning an internet parcel costs you money at Zara. In-store returns are always free.

Reading time:
3 mins

It’s a change that has gone unnoticed for a while. Since April 28, it is no longer possible to return items purchased on the Zara site that do not fit you free of charge, have spotted our BFM TV colleagues. ” Returns for orders placed from 04/28/2022 will have a cost of 1.95 EUR which will be deducted from the refunded amount “, Indicates the Spanish sign in its frequently asked questions.

While fast-fashion brands are waging a merciless price war, Zara’s decision denotes. Asos, like Shein, notably offers free returns, while the German Zalando goes even further, offering its customers ” to try before you buy » and therefore, by extension, to be able to receive and return parcels without having to pay a penny.

In fact, for Zara, the Inditex group’s flagship brand, it is ” limit the environmental impact “, as she explained to our colleagues d’actu.fr. ” Returning an item by post requires transport and logistics, sometimes for stores very close to customers “.

This is why Zara now only charges returns by parcel. It is always possible to return an item free of charge in store: “ You can return your order free of charge to any Zara store in the market/region where you made the purchase, as long as that store has the same department as the product originated from. “, confirms the clothing brand on its website. The chain, however, clarified to our colleagues that it would not charge for postal returns for defective items.

H&M and Kiabi also charge for returns

Always in this approach to be a little more responsible, Zara has also stopped, in recent months, distributing free paper bags to its customers: the brand now sells them to encourage everyone to use reusable bags. and better for the environment. BFM TV specifies that, for the moment, the change only concerns Zara, not (yet?) the other brands of the Inditex groupsuch as Stradivarius, Bershka, Pull&Bear, Oysho and Massimo Dutti.

As our colleagues remind from West Francewith Covid-19 and the closure of stores for several months, online sales jumped 44% in 2020, before continuing to grow with an additional 15% increase in 2021. In addition to clothing manufacturing, generally abroad, which pollute enormously, each shipment and each return of parcels produces CO2 and is therefore polluting for the planet.

Zara is not the only major fashion brand to invoice its customers for its web returns: this is particularly the case for the Swedish brand H&M, which does not charge for in-store returns of orders placed on the internet, but deducts €0.95 fee, except for some of its Loyalty Members. The Kiabi Northern brand also invoices the returns of orders using the same system: they are free in store but cost €2.95 for returns by parcel.

Read also

Monkey pox: first two contact cases vaccinated in France

Sixty cats found frozen or buried in flower pots

Child pornography on the rise, investigators worried

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Internet Fashion

Philippe Strugala
I live in Bruay Gare and I don’t have fiber. I ask when it will be installed Read more

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Zara: returning an internet parcel now costs you money, here’s why


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