Bill Gates, who was right when he announced that we could face a coronavirus-like pandemic years ago, announced the new danger waiting for the world.
Gates, who stated that we were not prepared for an epidemic similar to Covid-19 in 2015 and warned, was right. The coronavirus (Covid-19), which entered our lives in the last days of 2019, caused a global pandemic in a short time and cost millions of lives. Gates, who is known for his support for vaccines, which is described as the greatest weapon against the coronavirus, made a lot of speeches.
Speaking at a conference in Sydney, Gates appealed to world leaders. According to the news in the British Daily Mail, Gates stated that the next pandemic will be man-made and may be much more brutal than the coronavirus. Underlining that world leaders should set aside differences and start preparations now, Gates called for more global cooperation.
Gates underlined that if the scenario in question materializes, the economic cost to the world will be 10 trillion dollars. Billionaire businessman stated that in order to be prepared for this situation, which is known as a nightmare scenario, a drill should be held at both the national and regional level every five years.
Having repeatedly stated that Covid-19 may not be the last pandemic, Gates had made a remarkable decision to prevent a new epidemic. Stating that a new pandemic can be prevented if the necessary steps are taken, Gates announced that he will invest 1 billion dollars a year in a response team, which he calls the GERM team, created for the response and mobilization against the global epidemic. In addition to this investment, Gates’ plan also includes providing more support to R&D for diagnostics and healthcare systems around the world.
Metals, minerals and rare earths discovered on the seabed in Norway
According to a study conducted in Norway, significant amounts of metals and minerals, from copper to rare earth elements, have been found on the seafloor.
The Scandinavian country, a major oil and gas exporter, is considering whether to open its offshore regions to deep-sea mining, which requires parliamentary approval.
“Magnesium, niobium, cobalt and rare earth minerals from the metals found on the seafloor in the study area are on the European Commission’s critical minerals list,” said the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), which conducted the study.
The resource estimate, covering remote areas in the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland Sea, showed that 38 million tons of copper and 45 million tons of zinc were deposited in polymetallic sulfides each year, almost twice the volume extracted globally.
“Expensive, rare minerals such as neodymium and dysprosium are extremely important for magnets in wind turbines and motors of electric vehicles,” NPD said.
However, this study received backlash from environmental groups. Activists urged Norway to postpone seafloor mineral exploration until further studies are conducted on the organisms living on the seabed and the impact mining has on them.
The International Seabed Authority, a UN-affiliated agency that oversees the deep-sea mining industry, is expected to announce regulations for the nascent sector in July. Many scientists have warned that deep-sea mining could have enormous and irreversible effects on the sensitive ecosystem.
When will the Netherlands disappear?
The low-lying nation has been managing water for generations.
Now, total flooding is a threat due to climate change.
Netherlands OVERDIEPSE POLDER — The local phone book in the Dutch region of Noordwaard contains information about a long-gone community: lists of the numbers of houses that have been torn down and left only as square patches of grass in their places.
Noordwaard, formerly a prosperous farming region, is now a vast stretch of reedy marshlands in the southwest of the Netherlands that is purposefully engineered to flood in order to keep surrounding Dutch cities dry. According to a local dairy farmer named Stan Fleerakkers, “the polder used to have big, lovely farms there, acres with potatoes and onions.”
“Now there’s nothing left of it when you drive there.”
The Noordwaard polder was one of 39 such regions that the Dutch government chose for its “Room for the River” program, which involved returning land to rivers. It represents a contemporary reversal of the illustrious low-lying nation’s long-standing tradition of land reclamation.
It also provides a glimpse of the challenges the nation may confront in the future: The Dutch government is working against the time to come up with a solution to prevent one of the richest nations in the world from submerging into the North Sea due to the catastrophic sea level rise predicted as a result of climate change.
Forecasts for sea level rise range from tolerable levels, if the rise is gradual, to catastrophic scenarios that would exceed the capacity of government to respond. Experts are quietly starting to simulate potential futures for the government.
If emissions keep up their current pace, the IPCC projects that sea levels will rise by up to 5.4 meters by 2300 and 84 centimeters by 2100.
In more hopeful circumstances, the celebrated Dutch dikes, storm barriers, pumps, and modifications can handle the situation, but at a cost, and even then, only to a certain extent.
According to Maarten Kleinhans, professor of geosciences and physical geography at Utrecht University, “on the other end of the spectrum is controlled abandonment, which isn’t good since we somehow need to lead 10 million people someplace.” “And there won’t be any investments longer, and local economies will collapse as soon as this becomes known, as soon as the s— hits the fan.”
This is a nightmarish situation, but it’s a serious one, he continued.
If emissions keep on their current pace, the IPCC estimates that sea levels will rise by 84 centimeters by 2100 and as much as 5.4 meters by 2300.
Sea level rise to some extent is already unavoidable due to global warming and ice sheet melting brought on by decades of carbon emissions. Even if nations fulfill their commitments to reduce emissions under the Paris Climate Agreement, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations body that compiles and evaluates scientific findings, projects a sea level increase of 30 to 60 centimeters by 2100. The probability of an uncontrollable rise decreases when emissions are reduced more quickly. However, the developed world hasn’t yet achieved its goals.
If emissions keep up their current pace, the IPCC projects that sea levels will rise by up to 5.4 meters by 2300 and 84 centimeters by 2100.
The IPCC also cautioned at-risk nations to make preparations since a rise of more than a meter by 2100 is not improbable. Many nations would be helpless to respond in time if the rate of increase continued to rise so quickly and accelerated rises were sure to follow.
A snowball effect caused by rising sea levels enhances the rate at which the problem will persist. In essence, things will only get worse from here: Greenhouse gas bubbles that have been trapped escape, accelerating global warming, and melting snow and ice melts away. The Antarctic ice sheet is also so massive that it pulls the waters toward it gravitationally: Sea water will redistribute away from the South Pole as it contracts, adding to the rise.
According to Michiel van den Broeke, a professor of polar meteorology at Utrecht University, “we’ve lost over half the Arctic ice now, and both the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are losing mass and contributing to sea level rise significantly.”
We should take great care not to pass this tipping point because doing so would require us to accept sea level rises of many meters, which the Netherlands is unable to handle. This process is also irreversible at some point.
Depending on the amount of time available for preparation, the Netherlands can tolerate a rise of up to a few meters. The Dutch government claims that present defenses are sufficient through 2050.
The Netherlands was able to cope with merely 40 more millimeters of sea level rise because to flood protection work done over the past 30 years.
Trade-offs are also associated with the options offered. If there is enough time and sand, beaches can be covered in sand. It is possible to elevate the dikes, but doing so puts the people who live there in greater danger if something goes wrong. Additionally, they are permeable; salt cannot be pumped out, but water can. As a result, the land becomes more salinized, which has an impact on Dutch agriculture.
The Dutch take great pleasure in their ability to handle water. The Dutch government is currently making an effort to be proactive.
Storm barriers can be closed, however doing so prevents cargo to the Rotterdam port, which contributes significantly to the Dutch economy. The Dutch fishing sector is also impacted by shoreline interference. Additionally, if the land is below sea level, the rivers that cross it must be pumped through the sea barriers, which uses energy.
There comes a time when preserving the land is not economically feasible.
“A lot is technically feasible. We can build dikes or coastal defenses. However, you must eventually consider whether this is a workable approach, according to van den Broeke. “Retreat is the Plan B. Return a portion of the land to the sea.
The fact that large portions of the nation are already sinking doesn’t help. It is a phenomenon that occurs frequently in deltas around the world: human habitation halts the sedimentation processes that lifted the land initially; ground water extraction further lowers it; and the land contracts under its own weight. The megalopolis of the Randstad, which consists of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht, is the crown jewel of Dutch wealth and industry. It is situated in the west of the Netherlands, which is susceptible and low-lying.
According to Kleinhans, some of the Netherlands’ lowest points are already 10 meters below sea level. “The sea would roughly reach Utrecht, in the center of the Netherlands, if you breached the coast at this time. There is a false sense of security and the situation is truly terrifying.
Creating a future map
The Dutch take great pleasure in their ability to handle water. It has an advantage over other low-lying regions of the world due to its affluence, institutional readiness, and technical know-how.
The regional Water Boards, some of which date back to the 13th century, are autonomous from the national government, which enables them to make plans that go beyond the scope of electoral cycles. Strong relationships between scientists and policymakers have been established, and there is close institutional cooperation.
However, significant flood works have frequently been reactive in response to tragedies like the 1953 storm that burst the dikes and inundated nearly a tenth of the farms in the Netherlands. In addition to destroying homes and drowning tens of thousands of animals, the calamity claimed 1,836 lives.
The Dutch government is currently making an effort to be proactive.
This year, it paid the Sea Level Rise Knowledge Programme, a team of professionals, to keep track on the problem and identify viable solutions. According to Marjolijn Haasnoot, an environmental scientist at the research center Deltares and Utrecht University who has spearheaded the creation of future scenario planning in the Netherlands, the group is focusing on four scenarios.
Two of the scenarios, “Protect Open” and “Protect Closed,” ask for bolstering fortifications using currently available resources with the choice of having storm barriers open or closed. The Netherlands reclaims extra territory from the sea and constructs islands on it in the third scenario, “Advance,” which is an attack scenario.
“Accommodate” is about withdrawal, figuring out which regions of the Netherlands may be kept and which need to be returned to the sea to protect the others. The plan calls for the construction of dikes, water pumping, and the intentional creation of floodplains. Some structures could be made to float; residences could be built on stilts or terps, an ancient type of mound.
Haasnoot has created a model that maps out various future scenarios and decides what measures should be performed in response to each one to aid in choosing the best strategy in preparing for a still unclear future.
Although she predicted that retreat would not be required in the following 100 years, she also cautioned that some of the other possibilities, while technically possible, would cause disruption. For instance, there are costs and trade-offs associated with raising the dikes, reducing the tolerable flood risk, stepping up pumping, and closing the storm barriers.
She also cautioned that what is to come might be more complicated than anything the Dutch have hitherto dealt with. “We need to act quickly since it’s possible that the sea level may rise beyond 2050 at a considerably higher rate, according to Haasnoot. “Some of the behaviors may be quite significant. We have no prior experience with that.”
The problems associated with sea level rise are difficult for scientists to explain to the public, but they maintain that we must keep trying. They claim that it is politically challenging because it necessitates making present sacrifices in order to achieve a distant and uncertain future.
Even though it won’t happen for a long time, Haasnoot noted that the repercussions are significant and managing the delta will be difficult. “We must take action now and not wait till we see the results.”
The Netherlands is likely to fall short of its goal to cut emissions by 30% from 1990 levels by 2020. Seven political parties, including those on the left and right, came together last summer to enact a climate change law that aims to reduce emissions by 95% by the year 2050.
However, efforts to take more action have been resisted vehemently by individuals who will be impacted.
In October, Dutch farmers blockaded cities all around the country with their tractors in opposition to government initiatives to reduce nitrogen pollution, which is mostly brought on by the farming and construction sectors.
“In Holland, water management costs a lot of money. If we don’t, we’ll be swamped, therefore we have to do it.” – Dairyman Stan Fleerakkers.
Four regional governments stopped the measures as a result of the army being sent in to defend The Hague. Similar protests by construction workers using trucks and diggers were held after that, according to the traffic authority ANWB, causing backups of 380 kilometers.
“The effects of this will be felt for many decades and centuries. It takes a very courageous politician to take on,” remarked van den Broeke of Utrecht University. “It does take strong leadership to accomplish these changes because there is still a sizable portion of the Dutch people that is either unaware of or uninterested in these concerns.”
Professor of physical geography Kleinhans thinks that the general public’s perception of security and faith in flood protection is incorrect.
According to Kleinhans, “It’s a belief founded on the past.” “We’re facing a crisis unlike anything in human history, and possibly in geological history. We have never faced a situation like this, and we are unprepared.
A space for the water
The Netherlands may, however, be left with no choice but to adapt or even withdraw in the end. The Dutch model’s limitations are shown by a group of farmers at the Overdiepse Polder, which is close to the evacuated Noordwaard marshlands.
Stan Fleerakkers and his other 15 farmers were first made aware that their land was under consideration for the Room for the River program—a response to the 1995 Rhine floods, which required the evacuation of 250,000 people—by a brief item in a local newspaper.
Fleerakkers recalled, “We understood if we are going to fight the government, we are going to lose. “We made the decision to work with the government, and this is now our plan. We want to remain here, continue farming, and grow.
Instead of leaving, half of the farmers persuaded the authorities to assist them in staying. The outcome is unquestionably an engineering and planning achievement. The farmers now reside in sizable, Scandinavian-style farmhouses that were recently constructed on terps that were elevated six meters above their meadow grounds and connected to the closest village by roads that were lifted by the same amount. They take their animals up into their high barns for the winter.
The cost of staying is that their land now serves as a basin that will intentionally flood in order to protect the neighbouring cities of Waalwijk and’s-Hertogenbosch. The barrier at the end of their fields, beyond which container ships travel along the Maas, was purposefully lowered to allow river water to enter the fields when it reaches a particular level.
It is anticipated to seriously flood twice a century and once every 25 years.
As sea levels rise further, the question of whether such strategy is scalable arises. The Overdiepse farmers were relocated at a period of luxury, both in terms of time and money. From 1999 to 2015, 16 farmers were relocated. Money was used to grease every step of the procedure.
The historic property of Fleerakkers was generously purchased by the government. While the government constructed the terp and dike works for his new home, he continued to live there and work on it. He is entitled to compensation for any damages and lost crops if a flood ever happens outside of the winter months.
Additionally, if he ever decides to move, the government will purchase his farm at the same price as farms that are not situated in floodplains.
It’s less expensive than when a village floods, according to Fleerakkers. “In Holland, water management costs a lot of money. If we don’t, we will be swamped, and there won’t be any factories or residents left. Everything will be gone.”
Google develops artificial intelligence that turns text into music
Google researchers have developed an application that uses a new artificial intelligence system to create music from written commands.
After DALL-E and ChatGPT, which opened the door to a new era in technology, artificial intelligence came into play this time for music.
Google developed an artificial intelligence technology called MusicLM that turns text into music
MusicLM can create minute-by-minute music tracks from text prompts, transforming a whistled or humming melody into other instruments, similar to how DALL-E creates images through texts.
Although there have been similar studies in the past, it has been reported that MusicLM outperforms previous systems in terms of both sound quality and adherence to text description. There are 30-second tracks that look like real songs, built from paragraph-length descriptions that predict atmosphere and even specific instruments, as well as five-minute tracks made from a word or two like “melodic techno.”
The new discovery, weighing 7 kilograms in Antarctica, will shed light on the secrets of the universe
An international research team in Antarctica found a 7.7 kilogram meteorite during its expedition.
This discovery is thought to be one of the largest among meteorites ever found in the region.
It was stated that the meteorite discovered by an international team at the end of an 11-day expedition was the size of an average pumpkin and weighed 7.7 kilograms.
The boulder, containing material from billions of years ago, fell to Earth from one of the largest meteorites ever found in Antarctica and possibly from the Main Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.
The Field Museum of Natural History in the USA announced that only 100 of the 45,000 meteorites taken from Antarctica in the last century are this size.
According to the news in Milliyet, it was stated that the meteorite was sent to the Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences for chemical analysis, while researcher Maria Valdes said, “All meteorites definitely have something to say about the evolution of the Earth.”
Scientists warn Europe: You are on the brink of disaster
Scientists have warned Europe that it is on the verge of a disaster as its underground water reserves dry up.
In the summer of 2018 and 2019, there was a serious water shortage in Central Europe.
Since then, there has been no significant increase in groundwater levels, which remain consistently low.
A new study has revealed that severe drought has damaged natural habitats, affected agriculture and created massive energy shortages.
The effects of this prolonged drought were more pronounced in Europe in the summer of 2022.
Dry river beds and the gradual disappearance of stagnant waters have seriously affected both nature and people.
While many aquatic creatures lost their habitats, the dry soil caused many problems for agriculture.
WATER CRISIS CAN REACH LARGER SIZE
As a result, energy shortages in Europe also worsened. Without enough cooling water, nuclear power plants in France struggled to generate enough electricity.
Hydroelectric power plants also had difficulty in fulfilling their functions due to thirst.
Research carried out by satellites at the Austrian University of Technology Graz revealed that the water crisis may become larger in the coming years.
According to the research results, the water situation in Europe has now become very unstable.
Co-author of the study, Dr. Mayer-Gürr, A few years ago, I never would have imagined that water would be a problem in Europe, especially in Germany or Austria. Actually, here we are having problems with the water supply. We need to think about that.”
First US approval for drug developed for Alzheimer’s disease
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the new Alzheimer’s drug Lecanemab, produced by biotech companies Eisai and Biogen.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Alzheimer’s drug Lecanemab, which was developed by the US biotechnology company Biogen and the Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai against Alzheimer’s disease.
In order to get approval for the treatment, applications were made to the authorized institutions in the United States, Europe and Japan. After the approval of the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), institutions in Europe and Japan are also expected to approve the drug.
Lecanemab trials and results
Trials of the developed drug were carried out globally on approximately 1,800 patients with the first stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
According to trial findings, Alzheimer’s progression was reduced by 27 percent in patients treated with Lecanemab compared to patients given placebo. However, the study also showed that Lecanemab can cause serious side effects, including brain swelling and bleeding.
In the trial studies, the activities of the patients in the areas of “memory, orientation, judgment and problem solving, community relations, home and hobbies and personal care” were examined.
The drug does not cure Alzheimer’s and only works when used at an early stage of the disease. In addition, it is not yet clear whether the effect of reducing the amount of protein in the brain is related to the development of Alzheimer’s. Scientific studies on this subject need to continue. However, despite all its side effects, it is stated that the drug may offer new hope to Alzheimer’s patients.
The Alzheimer’s Association in the US has described the findings as the most positive to date in the potential treatment of the underlying cause of the disease.
The British Alzheimer’s Research Association also described the drug as a “groundbreaking” development.
There is no other known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, in which family history and chronic conditions such as diabetes are also influential factors.
Today, we approved a new medication for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, the second of a new category of medications approved for Alzheimer’s that target the fundamental pathophysiology of the disease. https://t.co/ZXJCUuTYPk pic.twitter.com/TV36k6CO6K
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) January 6, 2023
Twitch shared its plans for 2023
A blog post has been published in which Amazon announced its plans for its streaming platform, Twitch.
An article has been published explaining the plans for Twitch, Amazon’s streaming platform. The platform, which allows live broadcasting, has been on the agenda many times in previous years with positive and negative news. Twitch, which constantly updates its broadcasting policies, wants to focus on growth in 2023.
TWITCH WILL ALSO OFFER NEW FEATURES IN 2023
The article they wrote with Twitch’s Chief Product Officer Tom Verrilli and Chief Revenue Generator Mike Minton has some important headlines.
The policies to be adopted in the new period will be summarized as follows:
-We aim to facilitate more intense interaction and audience recognition/appreciation processes within the community. One of the related features will be Sound Bites, first-party voice alerts that allow viewers to pay to interact with and support the streamer. Another will be an update to the Cheering feature that will allow the broadcaster to get to know and appreciate the audience in a more personalized way.
-We know that events like SUBtember have a positive impact on streamers’ revenue, so we’re looking into what else we can do around this to encourage viewers to support your channel. Alongside the major global events, there will be more special local events that will increase audience support and earn extra rewards. We are also experimenting with offering personalized discounts based on viewer behavior to increase support for the streamer.
-To ensure you can build meaningful sponsorship relationships, we will first test new features on Twitch with a limited number of streamers that we’ve developed to make sponsorship deals more effective and unique, that is, more efficient and profitable for both the streamer and the sponsoring brand. We are considering new channel skins that will make the sponsor brands’ presence on the channel less distracting and more interesting. The broadcaster will be able to easily place the sponsoring brand’s assets on the broadcast screen, above the chat, and elsewhere on the channel page as it sees fit. Once we get the right solution, we’ll make it available to all publishers.
-We are developing tools that will enable viewers to support you more easily by improving the viewing experience on mobile. This way, you’ll be able to monetize the support of the entire community, regardless of where they’re watching.
The part about the newly developed tools is as follows:
– Announcing and promoting your content on other platforms is very important for new viewers to discover you, but we are also aware of how difficult it is for you to create promotional content from your VOD and clips. That’s why we’re working on tools that will make it simple for you to edit your VOD and clips and export them as vertical, short-form video formats. In addition, as part of our efforts to facilitate the promotion of your broadcasts on other platforms, we are in talks with Twitter to improve the compatibility of clips and live broadcasts with Twitter news feed.
-We’re also working on more tools and features that will make it easier for new viewers to discover your content: -With the Pinned Clips feature, you can pin up to 20 clips to your channel page. These clips will give new viewers visiting your page a better idea of your content. There will of course be security controls here, and it’s entirely up to you to decide what to share and what not to share.
-With Broadcast Title emoticons, you will be able to add emoticons to your broadcast title. Coming very soon. -Upcoming Broadcasts section will also be available on Twitch mobile apps. In this way, mobile viewers will be able to watch and be aware of the broadcasts of the channels they follow. In addition to these, Twitch officials said, “We make it easier to publish ads” and shared the following on this subject:
-We are updating the Advertising Incentive Program in line with the feedback of our community, making it easier and more flexible. Once you join the program, you’ll be able to stay permanently and have more flexibility in the number of ads you run.
-We’re also improving the ad delivery experience. We understand from your feedback that it is difficult to keep track of when the ad will interrupt during the broadcast, and that you have difficulty preparing yourself and your community for the ad that will go live. Therefore, we’re making updates to Ads Manager to give you more transparency and control over upcoming ads.
We’re also aware that some viewers prefer an ad-free experience. That’s why we’re working to make Twitch Turbo even better for the community, with exclusive benefits like ad-free viewing or chat upgrades for emotes and badges. We look forward to sharing the developments in this area with you throughout the year.
-With two changes we will make in the first half of this year, we will improve the advertising experience for both viewers and publishers. First, we’re updating the ability to disable pre-stream ads for channels. If you run ads for 3 minutes per hour in any way, pre-stream ads will be disabled. In other words, the 90-second ad requirement every 30 minutes is no longer required. Second, we apply the picture-in-picture feature to most of the pre-stream ads shown to viewers.
-We’re also working on features that will notify the viewer of upcoming ads and allow them to delay video during the ad. When you work with advertisers on branded content, we also work to improve your ability to inform your community about it.
We are developing collaboration and personalization opportunities in Guest Star publications.
-We’ll introduce browser support for Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari, and provide more detailed audio tools (for example, auto-turn off dual audio sources, disable echo cancellation for musician guests, etc.)
-Streamers have been streaming together since the first day of Twitch, using a lot of third-party sites and even our own solutions for this. However, these solutions until now basically relied on the partnership of two publishers, opening two tabs at the same time, and did not allow the two communities to interact together. Using the technology we developed for Guest Star, we are working on and will begin testing solutions that will truly enable the cross-channel and cross-community broadcast experience. We’re building in-Twitch tools to better celebrate viewers
-We aim to facilitate more intense interaction and audience recognition/appreciation processes within the community. To improve your engagement with your audience, we strive to create tools that help you celebrate your community’s moments of support, making them more interactive and personal. We’re working on developing unique Twitch-specific alerts. We hope to share the developments in this area with you in the next few months. One of these alerts is Sound Bites, first-party audio alerts that allow viewers to pay to interact with and support the streamer.
– Thanks to the Audience Thresholds (or milestones), you will be able to see and appreciate the viewers who reach certain thresholds more easily during the broadcast, and establish closer and personal relationships with your viewers. We give you more insight into what you’re doing right and where you can improve your content.
-We make the Publisher Homepage available to all Affiliates and Partners. You can think of it as a “epic hub” where you can find tips and advice to help you grow, depending on where you are in your broadcast journey.
We add new analytics data:
-With tag impression analysis, you will be able to see how many people have found and received the broadcast by searching for each tag you use on the Browse page or from Twitch search results.
-You will be able to reach more viewers with the best day and time data to broadcast in different games and categories.
-With audience retention data, you can get ideas on how you can engage and retain your audience. We help you appreciate and engage with your community while you’re live and offline.
-We know that most broadcasters want to stay in touch with the community outside of the live broadcast. Therefore, we are proud to announce that we will launch a messaging tool that will allow you to send video and clip messages to your followers or subscribers.
-We’re also developing a Q&A tool where you’ll be informed about viewers’ wishes and expectations, as well as moderator tools that allow submitted links to be reviewed and approved before showing them in chat. We’re stepping up our efforts to find ways to make it easier for viewers to discover new content.
– We want to expand the possibilities for broadcasters to describe their broadcast content in their own words by further developing the customizable tags feature that you introduced in 2022, and to create a backend infrastructure that will detect and collectively display other broadcasts on the same topic (for example, speedrunning) across Twitch. We’ll also make these content collections persistent and browsable, meaning you’ll be able to find publishers on that topic using a custom tag with a fixed URL.
– On mobile, we’re introducing a new discovery feature that allows viewers to easily navigate through a stream of recommended channels and clips. This feature will make things much easier for viewers who want to discover new broadcasters in a limited time.
“It gives us pleasure to see what you can do when you have the opportunity and power. We’re making these features and tools available because we want you to be able to create your dream communities much more easily and securely.” said Tom Verrilli and Mike Minton, closing their statement with the sentence “Together we can make Twitch a better place for all of us”.
VIDEO: Iceberg the size of London breaks from Antarctica
In Antarctica, a 150-metre-thick home ice floe broke off. The British Center for Antarctic Studies (BAS) made a statement stating that this break is not related to climate change.
Britain’s Antarctic investigation center has announced that a 1,550 square kilometer iceberg has ruptured from the 150-metre-thick Brunt Ice Shelf. In a press release on Monday, it was emphasized that the iceberg was about the size of London.
The British Center for Antarctic Studies (BAS) underlined that the 1,550 square kilometer iceberg broke off the 150-meter-thick Brunt Ice Shelf on the Antarctic coast on Sunday, marking the second break in the region in the last two years. BAS emphasized that they are waiting for the iceberg to break and this is not a result of climate change.
It was stated that the breaking iceberg was about the size of London and its regions.
BAS Director Professor Dame Jane Francis said: “Our glaciologists and operations teams anticipated this event. Measurements of the ice sheet are performed several times a day using an automated network of high-precision GPS instruments surrounding the station. These measure how the ice sheet deforms and moves and are compared to satellite images from ESA, NASA and the German satellite TerraSAR-X. “All data is sent back to Cambridge for analysis so we know what’s going on even in the Antarctic winter.”
Potential embryo excitement in fossil dinosaur eggs in the Netherlands
Dutch scientists concluded that it could be an embryo in his scan of fossil dinosaur eggs.
The Geology Museum, known as the ‘Oertijdmuseum’ in the city of Boxtel, is working on fossilized dinosaur eggs in hopes of finding embryos.
Museum curator Maarten de Rijke said one of the eggs “showed promising signs” that it contained embryos.
This is important news for the scientific community, as there are fewer than ten such fossils found worldwide.
After the news, which has the potential to shed light on dinosaur development, museum staff celebrated with ‘beschuit met muisjes’ snacks served at the birth of a new baby in the Netherlands.
Scientists want to investigate the possible embryo and how dinosaurs developed inside the egg and the process. For this reason, it has been announced that the egg fossil will be taken to Switzerland, where there is more technological equipment.
A Twitter user sued Twitter for data breach
Days after a hacker site posted information allegedly collected from more than 200 million accounts, a Twitter user has sued Twitter for a data breach.
A US Twitter user sued Twitter for data breach.
US Stephen Gerber claimed in his lawsuit that his personal information was among the data collected by Twitter hackers from July 2021 to January 2022.
Demanding class action status for anyone whose information may have been compromised, Gerber requested the court to retain third-party security auditors, in addition to unspecified monetary damages.
Gerber’s lawsuit alleges a “flaw” in Twitter’s application programming interface that allowed “cybercriminals to steal data from Twitter.”
The lawsuit states that “information seized” includes usernames, emails and phone numbers that could be used in phishing scams.
TWITTER CONFIRMED THE VIOLATION
Twitter admitted in August that nearly 5.4 million accounts were breached when a “bad actor” obtained personal information through an unspecified “security hole” in Twitter’s systems.
Twitter announced that “affected users” and authorities were “immediately notified” and that the “vulnerabilities” had been fixed.
Twitter said last week that it has “no evidence that data sold online was obtained by exploiting a vulnerability in Twitter’s systems.”
The company said the data is “a collection of publicly available data online, possibly through different sources.”
Gerber’s lawsuit claims that Twitter “buried its head in the sand about the enormity” of the hack.