How to Plan Your Hardware Projects

The availability of rapid prototyping and other new technologies has made hardware-based projects a lot more accessible. You don’t have to be a large entity or corporation in order to experiment with your own hardware. In fact, the entry barriers to hardware innovations are relatively low with the resources available to today’s inventors. In order to have a fruitful and successful project, you need to plan for your hardware project carefully. There are a few potential challenges to anticipate and preparations to be made as you plan for your own hardware project, and we are going to review some tips and tricks to get you started in this article.

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The Fall of Cable TV & the Rise of Streaming

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling, and while waiting at the DMV, I reminisced on the times my sister, and I would gather around the TV to watch the new episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog. Side note: that show was messed up for a kids show! Nowadays, waiting for a specific time to watch an episode of a show still happens, but it’s far less widespread as it was a decade ago when cable TV ruled the world. Wait, cable TV? Yep! Streaming has made cable TV almost entirely useless, but it still exists. But as cable TV draws ever-nearer to its death, I think it’s essential to take a look at what made cable TV lose to streaming services. On-Demand TV

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Everything You Need to Know About Protein Denaturation

Most proteins become functional once they acquire their native three-dimensional structure, which is dictated by the primary amino acid sequence of the protein. Denaturation is the process in which proteins, or more specifically, nucleic acids, lose their three-dimensional structure. The occurrence of denaturation can be due to many external factors and subsequently, this event can irreversibly disrupt the protein’s functionality1. Forces Involved in Protein Stability In the cell, linear polypeptides are synthesized from a sequence of mRNA, through a process known as translation. As the polypeptide is synthesized, it begins to fold into its three-dimensional structure in a process known as protein folding. The secondary structure, which includes the alpha helices and beta sheets, is stabilized by intramolecular hydrogen bonds between the amide hydrogen and carbonyl oxygen of the peptide bond that links the amino acids of the primary structure. Interactions between side chains of amino acids that comprise the protein determine the tertiary structure. The structure is firmly maintained due to the strength of hydrophobic interactions and the disulfide that bridges between the cysteine residues of the amino acids.

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How to organise a productive meeting

Meetings are one of the most common ways for people to get together and solve problems. They give us the opportunity to plan things and reflect on achievements. Companies and organisations, also organise meetings to brainstorm new ideas and share. However, meetings can be unproductive and boring. People hate poorly organised or stupid routine meetings. These are just a waste of time. Why do meetings fail? There are many reasons why meetings fail. The biggest fault typically falls on management who cannot organise, plan and moderate the meeting. Meetings also fail when: Important participants skip the meetings The meeting has no focus or direction Attendants do not prepare or do not take it seriously The meeting does not start well There are many distractions during the meeting Notes are not taken during the meeting No clear instruction after meeting There are even more reasons meeting fail that may differ from organisation to organisation. Ineffective meetings can eat up precious time, which could be used for productive work. There should be an effective plan, clear rules, and a clear goal on why this or another meeting is organized.

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The Importance of Machine learning with python

During the past few years, the terms artificial insight and machine learning have started showing up now and again in innovation news and sites. Often the two are utilized as equivalent words, yet numerous specialists contend that they have inconspicuous yet real differences.  Furthermore, of course, the specialists in some cases differ among themselves about what those differences are.  When all is said in done, however, two things appear to be clear: first, the term artificial insight (AI) is more established than the term Machine learning with python and second, the vast majority consider machine learning to be a subset of artificial knowledge. 

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Scroll Saw VS Band Saw: How to Make the Right Choice

Two of the power tools that have always been having difficulty in making a choice is the scroll saw, and band saw. However, at first look, they might look the same, making you think they also do the same work, but no! There exist an overlap between these two. They manufactured for different purposes. This article is going to take you through the underlying differences and help you choose between the two power tools. It has six sections that cover all details about Scroll Saw VS Band Saw. Section1: What Are The Scroll Saw And Band Saw? This part gives a brief description of the scroll saw and band saw.

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Introduction to RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service)

The cyber threats come in all shapes and sizes, from benign adware that is now considered legacy threats as they have become easily detected and removed to ransomware capable of locking your device, website and\or files. Ransomware authors are continually progressing with their methods have recently developed a new breed of threat called ransomware-as-a-service or also known as RaaS. What is RaaS? The ransomware itself has been around for many years now, but unfortunately, it had not been fully recognized as a top threat until a widespread attack of WannaCry virus in 2017. The attack began in Europe but moved swiftly to reach more than 250,000 computers in 116 countries in less than a week. WannaCry affected not only home users but also government organizations, hospitals, telecommunication providers, and universities. Once a computer is infected with ransomware, the user cannot access the files or programs at all until he pays an amount of money to the attacker within a limited period. Attackers usually demand about 600 – 1000 USD worth of Bitcoin from each computer. Now put in mind that WannaCry is not RaaS, but a conventional form of ransomware, albeit a powerful one. Ransomware falls under the RaaS category…

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