Venus Once Supported Life And Had Liquid Water, Claims Study

Possibility of life on a planet like Venus is beyond imagination as the present temperature on the scorching planet is 462 degrees Celsius or 863 degrees Fahrenheit. But according to a study presented at the European Planetary Science Congress and the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Science (EPSC-DPS) Joint Meeting 2019, the planet could have liquid water on its surface. Not only this, the study claims that the planet maintained a habitable environment for 2-3 billion years after it came into existence. The study, which took place from September 15 to September 20 in Geneva, Switzerland, says that the near-global resurfacing event might be the reason behind the planet becoming the hellish hot-house as we see it today. And this significant but unwanted transformation could have begun 700 million years ago.

Author Michael Way and Anthony Del Genio of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Science (GISS) said in a statement that their research is based on a series of five computer simulations that considered the environment on the hot planet that would have led to the conditions we see today. The study took into account the fact that the radiation from the Sun gradually increased because it became warmer over the course of the period. At present, Venus has almost twice the solar radiation that we have on the blue planet.

Way and Del Genio found that all five simulations indicated that Venus would have been able to keep steady temperatures from 68 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 degrees Celsius to 122 degrees Fahrenheit or 50 degrees Celsius. The planet maintained this temperature for almost three billion years. It is hypothesized that the drastic changes in the temperature of Venus were mainly due to change in its atmosphere. Scientists believe that large scale outgassing could have resulted in the destruction of the planet which eventually turned in to an inhabitable zone. So the research challenges the traditional view of scientists that life never existed on planet Venus.

Acronis secured US$ 147Mn funding from Goldman Sachs

The burgeoning need for increased and more efficient and safer levels of cyber security to thwart rising cyber threat levels is being driven by a rapidly evolving trend of rising adoption of cloud-based services and data centers globally. Security concerns regarding threats and data theft or modification etc. is prompting an increasing number of enterprises of all sizes to focus on adopting more efficient and secured cyber security services to protect respective data volumes, as well as to safeguard and alleviate privacy concerns and fraud. Another trend rapidly and steadily gaining traction and popularity is the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach, which is again resulting in an increasing number of companies focusing on the need to implement more efficient cyber security levels and measures.

Switzerland-based cyber-security company, Acronis, is one of such companies that is currently focusing on providing efficient cyber protection, as well as a range of related products and marketing of these products. The company recently secured US$ 147 Million in funding from Goldman Sachs, and disclosed its valuation at over US$ 1 Billion. This round of funding will enable the company to further focus on expansion, and other strategic plans.

Acronis currently has approximately 1,300 employees in 18 countries, with over 5 Million customers and 500,000 businesses, which includes several Fortune 1000 companies. The company’s products are available through 50,000 service providers and partners across over 150 countries.

According to Acronis, the secured capital will be used for expansion of the company’s engineering departments and teams in Singapore, Arizona, and Bulgaria. In addition, investment will go into developing more data centers and driving focus on acquiring other companies in order to fast-track development of its product portfolio. Acronis also plans to invest for its business growth, especially in the North America market. To further this objective, the company also launched Acronis SCS, which is a former business partner, and the latter will be focusing on marketing and sales to the public sector in the US.

The company also confirmed that with Goldman Sachs‘ funding, it is all set to achieve its goal of 30% growth rate this year. The company disclosed that 2018 growth rate was 20%. In addition, the company’s cyber cloud segment registered a growth rate of 100% the same year.

Recently, the company announced launch of the Acronis cyber platform, which helps enable third-parties to customize and integrate cyber protection solutions as per need and requirement of their respective partners and customers. The investment by Goldman Sachs will help the company to also complete the product development process faster through strategic acquisitions and additional resources.

Zyl invests in development of app that resurfaces old photos

A French startup – Zyl (Zest Your Life), designed, developed, and launched an app by investing US$ 1 Million and with support of OneRagtime. The app uses AI (artificial intelligence) to locate most interesting pictures and videos in the photo library and brings it to your notice to cherish old memories with your loved ones.

Increasing adoption of smartphones from the past few years, rising trend of taking pictures, selfies, groupies, etc., has led to thousands of unsorted photos on Android phones and iPhones. There are high chances that people might not scroll back to view those pictures of past vacations, marriages, and important life events.

Zyl made an effort to do the sorting for individuals, and it makes sure you do not miss on viewing and cherishing your past memories. This app scans the library or albums in order to search for important and touching memories and brings out the photos to the surface that you may have forgotten or dint have time to scroll back to. Zyl has registered patents for some algorithms to avoid certain mishaps.

However, identifying photos, videos, etc. is one of its features. To make this process as fun-filled and to offer nostalgic experience, and to pull you out of the busy and hectic schedule, the app pushes notification almost every day to remind you that the app has identified a new memory, called as a Zyl. On tapping the notification, the app reveals the new memory that you can also share it with your family, and near and dear ones.

After which, the user needs to wait for 24 hours until another new memory is unlocked and brought to the user’s notice. Meanwhile, Zyl allows the user to spend more time looking at revealed Zyls and share them with whomever you want.

Zyl makes sure that the processing of your photos to reveal them to you is done directly on the user’s android device or iPhone, and is not sent to company’s server to ensure that the personal photos remain personal and secured.

With current funding, Zyl envisions to improvise the app to enhance user experience and expand their user base. Till date, Zyl has high retention rates with 38% of the users that open app on regular basis during five weeks or sometimes more.

Seismologist Finally Find How Big Earthquakes Start: With Many Smaller Ones

The massive majority of earthquakes are mostly observed followed to the small earthquakes. A study revealed unprecedented information based on the seismology. Seismology is a branch of science which study earthquakes and seismic waves that move around and through the earth. With the help of advanced computing techniques, scientist and seismologist have found that before days or even weeks, small earthquakes or temblors of at least magnitude 4.0, start moving beneath the surface of Earth. According to Mr. Daniel Trugman, a seismologist and study’s lead author from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the biggest challenge is observed in seismology is defining the starting process of earthquakes.

In previous studies, the scientist found that around half of the all sensible earthquakes had observed small predecessor movements. However, the Los Alamos National Laboratory conducted a new study in Southern California about earthquakes and related events of about magnitude 4.0 during the period 2008 to 2017. The study found that a minimum of 72 percent of events had followed the less-powerful temblors and earthquakes. The study results related to the smallest events of magnitude were unseen before. While conducting the study, Mr. Trugman and his subordinate focused on the 46 events of largest earthquakes observed in Southern California from 2008 to 2017. Scientists found and concluded that out of 46 events around 33 had a statistically noteworthy jump in foreshocks as compared to the normal rate of quakes observed in the defined area.

Though, the scientists are unable to determine a particular pattern of the foreshocks that may lead to an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or more as it would also seem a burst of earthquake followed by days or hours later. Other times, it would have observed as an extensive upsurge in the rate of earthquake in the wide-ranging area beforehand the mainshock. The outcomes of the study help to reveal a mystery of the earthquakes, which was uncleared before. The results also explain that there is a possibility of larger-scale earthquakes headed by numerous small scale quakes and temblors.

Around 10% of Americans face Nutritional Deficiency

There are various nutrients which are very important for maintaining good health. The body gets most of the nutrition from certain foods. The usual American diet contains sugar, grains, and saturated fats and limited fruits as well as vegetables such type of diet is low in a certain type of minerals and vitamins too which are necessary for body functions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented the nutrition report, and they found the result as per their analysis that out of the total US population, 10% of the population is facing nutrition deficiencies. The nutritional deficiencies are differentiated by various parameters such as by gender, by age, and race/ethnicity. There are several reasons that the body may not fulfill the required nutrients. Health problems like kidney or celiac related disease may hamper the immersion of essential minerals and vitamins from the food. Other reasons may be by the side effect of some medicines, or maybe the effect of a preventive diet, like veganism and some common unhealthy foods.

The regular healthy diet is enough to supply nutrition to the body for its best functioning. Some people require a higher amount of specific vitamins for the development of their body and disease prevention, and it is all depending upon their age and overall fitness. Nutritional deficiencies may lead to some disorders such as scurvy, anemia, rickets, etc. Some most common nutritional deficiencies are Vitamin B6 – which is most important for the brain development and immune system among unborn babies, infants, as well as toddlers. Chicken, potatoes, fish, bananas, and chickpeas are some common foods that contain this important nutrient. Iron is an important mineral which is found in every cell of the body. The body requires iron to make oxygen-carrying proteins hemoglobin, found in the red blood cells, and myoglobin, found in muscles. Vitamin D, Iodine, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Omega-3 fatty acid, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Copper are some other most common nutritions required for the body.

The Company Announced to Launch IPhone 11 By September 20, 2019

Apple Inc. plans to introduced its iPhone 11 lineup in just a few weeks. Accost to most recent new leak by Twitter claims that, Apple is planning to tweak the naming scheme for its 2019 new and advance iPhone lineup. The company’s high-end iPhone in 2019 will include triple lens camera design in its new product offerings. CoinX reveals that Apple’s flagship ‘iPhone smart phone’ in 2019 will integrate the word Pro series into its brand name for most of the series. Experts thinks that, Apple’s naming scheme is the right step in the right direction for increasing the company revenue and position. Launching its flagship, the iPhone Pro device offers up Pro-level features and helps differentiate it from other models in Apple’s iPhone product portfolio.

iPhone 11 launch date is September 10, 2019, pre-order date is September 13, 2019 and release date is September 20, 2019. Apple’s iPhone 11 new product will have larger 6.1-inch LCD screen with 2 OLED models along with 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED displays devices. The 6.5-inch Pro model will integrate a three lens camera design with high quality that will offer users with improved zoom capabilities, wide angle shots, high quality shots, and many more features.

The iPhone XS Max is one of the most expensive type of phones starting at approximately US$ 1,149, And the iPhone XS costs US$ 999. Apple could go more mid-range with the iPhone 11R nearby to US$ 600 to compete with the other smart phone provider such as Google’s Pixel 3a, which cost for approximately US$ 399 and Pixel 3a XL costing US$ 479 and others. Apple’s latest iPhones provides compact cameras. but it is not the best camera phones. Flagships such as the Huawei P30 Pro and Pixel 3 are better compared to iPhone, particularly in low light. iPhone 11 is regarded as most attractive gadget for consumers, who are looking for the apparently best type new phone with advance features.

Samsung Is All Set to Launch ISOCELL Bright HMX: World’s First 108 MP Camera Sensor

Earlier this month, Samsung launched a 64-megapixel camera sensor. Now Samsung has announced the introduction of 108- megapixel camera. Samsung is building the world’s first 108-mp camera in collaboration with Xiaomi, that is a Chinese smartphone company. Earlier both of these company collaborated for the 64-mp smartphone version. This smartphone consists of Samsung’s 64-mp ISOCEL GW1 Sensor. According to Samsung, ISOCEL Bright HMX is a new and powerful sensor that will enable smartphone users to take more vibrant and great photographs. In this announcement, Samsung also stated that ISOCEL Bright HMX sensor would be capable enough to produce much better pictures in extreme lighting situations, owing to 100 million active pixels. Further, regarding sensor descriptions, it is about 1/1.33-inch in size that allows it to absorb light better because of the large surface area.

In the announcement, Samsung stated use of Tetracell technology in low light conditions. Tetracell technology is a combination of four pixels as one. This combination enables smartphone users to take great pictures in low light situations and also minimize noise. Also, it increases photo quality by improving color accuracy. In bright lighting conditions, this 108-megapixel camera sensor will be using the company’s Smart-ISO mechanism. Smart-ISO creates extra vivid pictures. Based on the ambient light, it adjusts the level of amplifier gains. The ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor is capable enough to capture videos up to 6K resolutions (i.e., 6016×3384) at 30 frames per second. Samsung has confirmed mass production for ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor that will begin at the end of this month. For now, Xiaomi is the first company to use this technology and already teased the launch of a new smartphone, enabled with Samsung’s new 108-mp camera sensor.

Co-Founder and President of Xiaomi, Mr. Lin Bin, stated Xiaomi and Samsung had worked closely for ISOCELL Bright HMX, from the conceptual stage to final production. It has resulted in a revolutionary 108-megapixel image sensor. He further stated that this kind of picture resolutions was previously available only in a few top-tier DSLR cameras. And now it can be designed into smartphones.

In September OnePlus is Planning to Launch OnePlus TVs

In September OnePlus is Planning to Launch OnePlus TVs

OnePlus is planning to launch the smart TV segment. The company’s CEO Pete Lau shared this information in September of last year. The company announced that it will launch smart TV in 2019. This is to expand and diversify its portfolio. However, last week, the company shared the information about various screen size variants, the TV system is projected to launched this year. The OnePlus’ planning to launch TVs between 25th and 30th of next month. But the plans might change and as there is no any official confirmation yet. The company is planning to launch TPV Display Technologies TV’s having an OLED panel.

The company’s TVs should be launched in the US, and India, China, according to Bluetooth SIG documents. The company plans to launch the smart TV in four sizes. This includes 43-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, as well as 75-inch. The television will offer a unique Android TV experience and Bluetooth 5.0. In addition, it may include a combination of customized apps and user interface. The company CEO Pete Lau mentioned that this is company’s first TV will have specifications that will match competing solutions. Moreover, we can expect that it will have a 4K HDR screen, premium design, Android operating system, and AI enhancements to the picture quality.

In India, this TV will be launched through e-commerce website, including Amazon.in. The CEO Pete Lau had mentioned that current crop of smart TVs is not really offering well-integrated internet experience. The company is intending to offer not only a premium design but also enhanced immersive audio and picture quality. OnePlus will equip its television with AI-powered voice assistant. It may include Alexa, Google Assistant, or an in-house solution. The CEO Pete Lau had mentioned that OnePlus is planning to make TV better than competition. It includes how it connects to user’s smartphone and various other display relevant information such as traffic information and calendar entries.

Mergers and acquisitions appetite for the UK food and drink sector expected to remain except Brexit

Uncertainty in the UK’s economy doesn’t seem to have any impact on merger and acquisitions across the UK market. Instead of Brexit, various firms are planning to invest in numerous sector. However, reducing prices of the pound has made for deals cheaper for overseas investors. UK food and drink manufacturers are starting to feel ripple effects from Brexit. Flat growth rates in the food sector, in particular, reflecting, however, demand in the casual dining sector is reducing. A lower value of the pound has seen rapid growth in exports. Also, the inflationary environment has considerably impacted margins in food and drink production segment. Whereas, it has been fallen below the long-term average. Despite the uncertainty of Brexit – or because of its – appetite for acquisitions and mergers in the UK industry is still strong.

Deal activity in the first two quarters of 2019 stayed consistent. However, the total for the first half of this year is 106, with 53 deals are announced or completed in the second quarter. The value for disclosed was £1.1 billion. This was made up of only 14 transactions. However, it does represent a 50% decline in the disclosed deal value of the earlier quarter. According to Grant Thornton, this is due to lack of mega-deals that had inflated earlier figures disproportionately. Professional services firm found that private equity activities in the Q2 2019 almost doubled as compared to the previous quarter, with 15 deals.

Through various deal activities at the more significant end of scale remaining comparatively dormant, and deal activity stayed robust at the lower-mid end of the market. Furthermore, this is being driven by on-going arrival of the new entrants in various sectors, as an innovative, fast-growing, and disruptive firms tap into changing consumer trends, and strong customer service offering. Also, these firms quickly obtain the attention of suitors, looking forward to buying in their growth phases.

Countries come together to protect critically endangered species

Countries have come together to protect mako sharks, wedgefishes and guitarfishes. These animals usually fall prey to fishing commercial industries. Sharks are having a huge demand in places like China. They hunt sharks mainly for shark fin, which is used for shark fin soup.

“Today we are one step closer to protecting the fastest shark in the ocean, as well as the most threatened,” said Jen Sawada, who directs The Pew Charitable Trusts’ shark conservation work. The measures don’t ban fishing these sharks and rays, but any trade must be sustainable. Malaysia, China, New Zealand, Japan and Iceland voted against this decision. The United States supported the protection for wedgefishes and guitarfishes but went against mako sharks. Critic argued that millions of mako fishes exist. They believe that this will only divert the main interest of CITES of protecting the endangered species but many others believe that millions of mako sharks are being killed each year for shark parts and measures is needed to be taken to reduce this.

“Japan has been highly dependent on (live) marine resources from the ancient times,” said Hideki Moronuki, director of fisheries negotiations at the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. “It’s very, very important for us in Japan to sustainably use all those marine riches,” he said.

Scientist believe that ocean warming and climate change have increased the threat to these fishes, but the demand for shark fin soup makes it worse. According to estimates, about 273 million sharks are killed each year for the shark fin trade. Shark fin soup is a Chinese delicacy and believes that it will bring good fortune. Recipes of these dates back to the 10th century song dynasty

Rima Jabado, a shark expert and lead scientist of the Gulf Elasmo project said that wedge fishes have been declined by 80%. These are commonly found in the Arabian Sea, south-east Asia and East Africa.