Soon after her arrival she was tapped to lead the Flow Rate Technical Group charged with gauging the volume of oil erupting from BP’s well, a highly contentious issue. BP put the number first at 1000 and then at 5000 barrels a day. The group’s estimate, based on bits of high-definition video footage Congress had forced BP to share, was far higher: as much as 60,000 barrels a day. “Others—in government, academia, the press—were shooting from the hip,” McNutt says. “But we had the data.” Pushing through the bluster of what she called BP’s “cowboy, get it done and go home” attitude, McNutt announced the technical team’s findings to the world. “Marcia was pragmatic, she understood what needed to be done to bring the stakeholders together,” Hayes says. “And she showed a surprising willingness to let it rip—she wrote some emails she shouldn’t have, believe me.” … [Read more...] about Science academy’s new president cleared many hurdles on way to the top
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All the new shows and movies coming to Disney Plus in April 2020How to watch Rise of Skywalker from outside your countryAdmittedly, the coronavirus pandemic means a great many of us aren't going anywhere in the near future, leaving Exegol to look like something of a luxury retreat. Nevertheless, global travel will one day return and you could find yourself abroad during these difficult times for any number of reasons. When that's the case, taking small home comforts with you has never been as important as it is today, and that extends to streaming TV shows and movies like you normally would from the comfort of your couch. Unfortunately, this isn't always possible due to geo-blocking. … [Read more...] about How to watch Rise of Skywalker: stream the new Star Wars movie online
“I think this is going to be very important this year – there were a lot of demos at CES 2020,” says Paul Gray, Research Director (Consumer Devices) at independent analyst and consultancy firm Omdia. “A lot of internet content is in really weird frame rates like 73Hz, so it’s not just gaming that will benefit.” So expect more TVs to handle YouTube and web-sourced content much better. … [Read more...] about HDMI ARC Vs eARC: what is the new enhanced audio return channel?
Websites typically look stretched out on these types of displays, with a lot of wasted vertical space. If you’re using a 3:2 display, then the regular tabs will likely be more efficient. You’ll be able to click to switch between tabs like you normally do or group tabs together and move them into the vertical list. … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s new Edge vertical tabs look ideal for 16:9 screens