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Empowering Girls in Computer Science – An Article

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Photo Source "That's just for boys!" is a common remark heard among young girls. In fact, my younger sister recently made that comment to me when I asked her if she played a certain videogame. While the context might be innocent or inane, it's alarming how many things are deemed to be "for boys" when, in reality, this couldn't be farther from the truth. Science- and technology-related fields of study and employment are often treated this way, even though women have historically been at the forefront of groundbreaking scientific and technological advancements. From Ada Lovelace to Katherine Johnson, knowledge of…

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Ford Experiments with Four-Legged Robots, to Scout Factories, Saving Time, Money

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Ford is tapping four-legged robots at its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in early August to laser scan the plant, helping engineers update the original computer-aided design which is used when we are getting ready to retool our plantsThese robots can be deployed into tough-to-reach areas within the plant to scan the area with laser scanners and high-definition cameras, collecting data used to retool plants, saving Ford engineers time and moneyFord is leasing two robots, nicknamed Fluffy and Spot, from Boston Dynamics – a company known for building sophisticated mobile robots

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ASEAN, FIFA and Football Stars Launch First Joint Awareness Campaign to Promote Healthy and Active Lifestyles Amidst COVID-19

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) have launched #BeActive videos featuring regional football stars as part of a joint campaign encouraging ASEAN citizens to lead healthy and active lifestyles amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are diverse, but if we stick together, we are stronger. Be active today, tomorrow and always!” is the key message from ASEAN football personalities joining hands in the campaign consisting of a series of videos to deliver messages to raise awareness of three themes: Physical Fitness, Sanitation and Hygiene, as well as Mental Health and Well-Being. “The ASEAN sports sector is…

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Bugatti Baby Reborn: Performance and final specifications announced as production commences

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The Bugatti limited edition of 500 units now goes into series production and have more pace than you might expect Molsheim, July 24th 2020. At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Bugatti announced its 110th birthday present to itself, the reimagining of the original Bugatti Baby. The brand is delighted to announce the completion of the design and testing phase, the car has gone into series production and clients will be soon be taking delivery of the very first cars. Developed in partnership with The Little Car Company, the Baby II has been described by those who have had the opportunity to drive…

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The Formentor, seen for the first time in 360º

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What does the new CUPRA Formentor look like? What will it feel like to sit behind the wheel of the brand’s first model? Thanks to a 360º video, you can discover all its details from 6 different angles in an immersive experience, and advance orders can be placed starting on July 8th. - From the side. The CUPRA Formentor makes its debut with a high-performance plug-in hybrid CUV. It is 4.45 metres long by 1.84 metres wide and 1.51 metres high. “The Formentor is the first model designed exclusively for CUPRA; it is the next big step in extending the…

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“The real heroes are in the hospitals; we just did what we do best”

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Emergency ventilators Yesterday SEAT received an award from the newspaper La Razón for the manufacture of emergency ventilatorsSEAT employees who developed and made the emergency ventilators recall their experience in the fight against COVID-1915 engineers were responsible for making the Protofy.XYZ prototype ventilator a reality by using car componentsThe team of 150 people involved all SEAT divisions and plants Martorell, 15/07/2020. SEAT received a special recognition yesterday from the newspaper La Razón for the company’s ability to adapt and respond when manufacturing emergency ventilators at its facilities. Dr. Carmen Martínez, from SEAT’s Health, Safety and Emergency team, accepted the award at…

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SHIFT Mobility 2020 in Berlin | Connect and Rule?

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Digital mobility services set to be even more important post-pandemic The first international mobility event of 2020 will be held in Berlin and will include discussions with top decision-makers from the tech community on the topics of “Autonomous Driving”, “Shared Mobility” and “Connected Car”. Berlin, 17 July 2020 – SHIFT Mobility, the first international mobility event of this year, will present international top speakers discussing the mobility concepts of the future as part of the IFA on 3 and 4 September. It even kicks off with a highlight: “Connect and Rule? Connected Vehicles and Digital Mobility Services” is the title of the first session…

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Four generations roaring at the same time

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SEAT LEON The 4 generations of the SEAT Leon tell a story of innovation that spans more than 20 yearsCreated in Barcelona, all have been a reference in design, technology and qualityWith more than two million units sold among the first three generations, the SEAT Leon is a pillar of the brandThe new Leon now takes over as SEAT’s most technologically advanced model Martorell, 20/07/2020. Each of the four generations of the SEAT Leon has been ahead of its time, while maintaining the same DNA throughout its more than 20-year history. Designed, developed and created in Barcelona, they all share the…

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All-Electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype by Ford Performance and RTR Takes Racing, Drifting to New Levels

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Ford introduces the all-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 – a one-of-a-kind prototype developed in collaboration with RTR Vehicles to demonstrate the performance possibilities of electric propulsionFollowing on the heels of the all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, Mustang Mach-E 1400 is projecting 1,400 peak horsepower and more than 2,300 lb. of downforce at 160 mph from its seven motors and ultra-high-performance batteryMaking its first appearance at a NASCAR race soon, Mustang Mach-E 1400 is designed to challenge perceptions of what electric vehicles can do with performance tuning and advanced technology DEARBORN, Mich., July 21, 2020 – Peak horsepower: 1,400 – and make it…

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Ford Bronco design ‘secret’

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After 25 years, the all-new 2021 Bronco has officially returned. Though many vehicle designs start out as 2D sketches and then progress to 3D clay models, the all-new Bronco began its life a bit differently. Many may have noticed that it shares a lot of key design features with the 1966 original. What they may not know is Ford VP of Design Moray Callum’s personal 1976 Bronco inspired the all-new Bronco design -- and it all began using 3D scanning technology on his classic SUV. To develop the design, the team 3D scanned Moray’s Bronco to capture all the design…

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