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How to build a career in diversity and inclusion

How to build a career in diversity and inclusion

Finance
Melinda Gates: We need 'more diverse teams' Forty years ago, business leaders couldn't imagine entire career paths in diversity management, let alone schools offering diversity and inclusion specialties. But now, chief diversity officers at Facebook, Google and other high-profile companies are taking deeper looks at how companies hire, promote and welcome employees from all backgrounds. The business world is finally paying attention — and so are prospective leaders. But what does it take to succeed in this growing field? Know the psychology "I certainly didn't grow up thinking 'I'm gonna be the head of diversity at a company somewhere,'" says Candice Morgan, head of inclusion and diversity at Pinterest. "I didn't know that was a career path." In college, M...
Scientists stack elastic circuits to build 3D stretchable electronics

Scientists stack elastic circuits to build 3D stretchable electronics

Science
Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a stretchable electronic patch capable of measuring a variety of biological activities, including respiration, temperature and eye movement, as well as heart and brain activity. Researchers have previously demonstrated the advantages of creating complex electronics by stacking rigid circuits. As part of the latest proof of concept study, scientists stacked flexible circuits. The method allowed researchers to achieve more sophisticated functionality while maintaining flexibility. "Our vision is to make 3D stretchable electronics that are as multifunctional and high-performing as today's rigid electronics," Sheng Xu, a professor of nanoengineering at the UCSD Center for Wearable Sensors, said in a news release...
UK to build record-breaking solar planes

UK to build record-breaking solar planes

Science
A solar plane which can stay aloft for weeks at a time is to be manufactured by Airbus in the UK.The unmanned craft flies high in the atmosphere to avoid commercial air traffic and adverse weather.Known as the Zephyr, its remote-sensing potential has already seen the UK MoD invest, but Airbus also hope to develop the craft as a communications platform.The Zephyr will now begin industrial production in Farnborough, after several years of testing.Named for the Zephyr's late inventor, the newly opened Kelleher facility has the capacity to produce up to 30 of the planes each year.Its inauguration was announced at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show. Powered by solar energy during the day, and solar-charged...
How to build a real time machine

How to build a real time machine

Science
Travelling in time might sound like a flight of fancy, but some physicists think it might really be possible. BBC Horizon looked at some of the most promising ideas for turning this staple of science fiction into reality.Ron Mallett has a dream: He wants to travel in time.This isn't mere fantasy - Mallett is a respected professor of physics."I think of myself as being an ordinary person with a passion, and my passion is the possibility of time travel," he says.Prof Mallett has wanted to build a time machine for most of his life. His passion, he explains, can be traced to a tragic event early in his life.Ron's father, a heavy smoker, died of a heart attack at the age of 33 - when Prof Mallett was just 10 years of age. Ron was deva...
Electric cars: Charge points could be requirement in new build homes

Electric cars: Charge points could be requirement in new build homes

Science
New homes in suburban England would need to be fitted with electric car charging points under a government proposal to cut emissions.Ministers also want new street lights to come with charge points wherever there's on-street parking.Details of a sales ban on new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040 are also expected to be set out.The strategy comes at a time when the government is facing criticism for failing to reduce carbon emissions.The government's target is to reduce the UK's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050. The proposals, announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, aim to make it easier to recharge an electric car rather than refuel petrol or diesel vehicles.They include: The need to assess if new homes a...