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The winners of 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

The Blavatnik Young Scientists award recognizes pioneers in bioengineering, chemistry, and nanoscience. This year’s awards selected three rising stars in the fields of life sciences, chemistry, and engineering. The selected winners offered the new groundbreaking technology that will help to eradicate disease, solve energy problems and protect the environment. The winners are: Dr. Feng Zhang – Dr. Feng Zhang has a Ph.D. and is a Core Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is also an Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at MIT. Zhang has also worked as a Robertson Investigator...

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How Modern Technology Has Influenced Today’s Command Center Design

Summary: Advanced technology has reached command centers and are supplying them with new, improved methods of communication, visual displays, and more. Today’s modern command center incorporates technology within the fabric of the design. In the past, technology was considered separate from the base facility design, and systems were designed without interaction between the command center designers and the technology designer – consider it somewhat of a disconnect in a sense. More often than not, the only interaction between the two parties comes from the technology designer supplying the adequate power and structural requirements to the architect. A Paradigm Shift...

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Windows Data Backup Tips

Cloud-based data backup is excellent for the advantages that it offers: not only is it easy and automatic but it also cannot be destroyed by either natural or manmade disasters. That said, backing up your data might be good but this isn’t that effective if you want to backup Windows. This is for the simple reason that backing up your data involves copying the files that you wish to save but when it comes to saving Windows safely involves cloning or creating an image of your drive. For that matter, system backup is not as important as data backup...

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3 Tips to Keeping Your Laptop Safe While You Travel

If you’re off on a holiday trip, then there’s no question that the laptop will be coming with you. As you all know, there’s just no way you can fully escape work. However, there are times when things can go wrong and you might end up having your laptop stolen or lost. For this, here are 3 security tips that you can consider when traveling: #1: Ensure you carry it in a padded bag Your laptop is not for carrying around your arm, book bag or backpack but requires a decent one that is padded. The reason for this is that travel involves a lot of pushing bags into tight spots and so, if you shove a little too hard, the laptop can get damaged quite easily. So, ensure you pick a bag that has plenty of protection while also having separate sections for power cables and accessories. #2: Switch it off No matter what you do, don’t leave your computer on when placing it in a padded bag. The heat can damage the computer in a number of ways and is probably your laptop’s worst enemy. So to be on the safe side, instead of hibernating the laptop, it’s a good idea to turn it off completely. #3: Back it up and lock it down It’s a disaster losing your laptop which would contain files of sensitive information...

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Why You Shouldn’t Share Your Internet Connection with Neighbors

Considering the strength of your Wifi signal, all you have to do if you want to share your connection with your neighbor, is to give them your Wifi password. If your houses are as tightly knit as they are, in case of apartments, then it should easy. However, when it comes to stand-alone homes, the situation is a little different and might require you to use a couple of methods to boost the signal for your neighbor’s benefit. That said, it still isn’t a good idea to share your connection with anyone else as performance might take a hit. Of course, you can always pay more for a faster internet but that would effectively eliminate any savings that you might make from sharing one with a neighbor. And then there are other complications which involve losing a connection when you need it most only to find that rebooting the modem and router isn’t a possibility especially if your neighbor is on vacation and hasn’t left you a key – for obvious reasons. Which raises another question: how well do you know your neighbors in order to share an internet connection with them? Are they trustworthy enough, comes to mind? You never know how they might be using the internet connection whether against you or for questionable activities – for which, the latter might cause law enforcement agencies to question...

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