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Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart leaves for Marquette job

Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart leaves for Marquette job

Sports
March 26 (UPI) -- Texas Longhorns men's basketball coach Shaka Smart has been hired as Marquette's next head coach, the school announced Friday. Smart replaces former Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski, who was fired last week after seven seasons leading the Golden Eagles. Advertisement "We undertook an exhaustive national search, during which we discussed our opening with a significant number of highly qualified coaches," Marquette athletic director Bill Scholl said in a statement. "Throughout the search, one individual continued to rise to the top and that was Shaka. "I am beyond excited for our current and future student-athletes who will have the great fortune of being mentored by Shaka. He is a great teacher of the game, while also being a great molder of young men." The 43-year-ol...
Smart materials could ‘transform our lives’

Smart materials could ‘transform our lives’

Science
SPLImagine concrete bridges that can heal cracks without human intervention, or tiny machines that can be injected into the body to treat disease.These are just two applications for a category of smart materials that change and adapt to their environment.Inspired by living things, they have the potential to transform the way we live, according to a new report.But they might also need regulation to avoid unintended consequences, says the document from the UK's Royal Society.Some "animate" materials are already here: self-repairing paint and concrete that can patch itself up have made it into commercial products. But more applications are on their way."This is a really important century for us. We are going from an inanimate view of materials, where we make them, they are sophisticated but t...
Dimitar Berbatov: ‘Lazy? No, I was smart’, says ex-Tottenham & Man Utd striker

Dimitar Berbatov: ‘Lazy? No, I was smart’, says ex-Tottenham & Man Utd striker

Sports
Dimitar Berbatov was often viewed as lazy during his time playing in England. What his critics didn’t know was that this was all a part of the striker’s plan.In a wide-ranging interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, the former Tottenham and Manchester United forward revealed that his languid playing style was in fact a ploy to lull defenders into a false sense of security.With 94 goals in 229 Premier League games, it would be fair to say that it often worked. During his conversation with former team-mate Jermaine Jenas, who described the Bulgarian as “one of the best players I’ve played with”, Berbatov also touched on his time at Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham and Manchester United, why Harry Kane coul...
Smart contact lens accurately monitors blood sugar in rabbits, human tests next

Smart contact lens accurately monitors blood sugar in rabbits, human tests next

Health
April 24 (UPI) -- People with diabetes may soon have a new weapon as they battle to monitor their blood sugar -- their eyes. An international team of researchers has found that a remotely operated, smart contact lens was able to effectively monitor blood sugar, or glucose levels, while also controlling drug delivery for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, a common visual health condition associated with the disease. The results of the tests, conducted with rabbits, were published Friday in the journal Science. "A smart contact lens is especially promising for healthcare applications because it can be used as an excellent interface between the human body and an electronic device," co-author Dr. Sei Kwang Hahn, a visiting professor of chemical engineering at Stanford University, told UP...
Coronavirus: ‘Not smart’ memo shows Amazon’s union stance

Coronavirus: ‘Not smart’ memo shows Amazon’s union stance

Technology
Leaked notes from an internal Amazon meeting throw light on how executives are dealing with increased worker unrest during the Covid-19 crisis.A lawyer suggested focusing on a sacked worker, who had organised a protest about safety in his New York warehouse.Christian Smalls was described as "not smart, or articulate."He should be the story, rather than the wider questions about conditions, the lawyer said.According to the memo, seen by technology news website Vice and not disputed by Amazon, general counsel David Zapolsky advised: "He is not smart, or articulate and to the extent the press wants to focus on us versus him, we will be in a much stronger PR position than simply explaining for the umpteenth time how we're trying to p...