Using machine learning to infer the motion of a black hole from gravitational waves

A multidisciplinary team, including an LLNL mathematician, has discovered a machine learning-based technique capable of automatically deriving a mathematical model for the motion of binary black holes from raw gravitational wave data. Gravitational waves are produced by catastrophic events such as the merging of two black holes, which ripple outward as the black holes spiral … Read more

A four-day future? Calls are growing for a shorter workweek as more companies try out the concept

lIt’s an unlikely location for a workplace revolution: a cardboard box factory in the middle of a nondescript industrial estate on the outskirts of Wigan. But here, at Belmont Packaging in Hindley Green, they may be pioneering what many think could be the future: the four-day week. For the past two years, factory floor workers … Read more

OPEC+ postpones technical meetings ahead of time to review market routine

(Bloomberg) — OPEC+ is moving two tech meetings to later this week after oil’s defeat last Friday and to give its committees more time to evaluate the impact of a new strain of the coronavirus. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is moving its joint technical committee meeting to Wednesday, instead of Monday’s scheduled … Read more

Vehicle kills pedestrian on highway in downtown LA

Share this article: A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Sunday on the Harbor (110) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles. The accident happened just after 4:30 a.m. on the southbound freeway just south of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported. A representative from the coroner’s office was called … Read more

Lenovo 11-inch Chromebook Flex 3 laptop

Black Friday officially ended yesterday, but retailers are still offering big discounts this weekend and we’ve seen a lot of great deals on laptops and tech. But Select readers were particularly drawn to one laptop: the Lenovo 11-inch Chromebook Flex 3 laptop was the most-ordered laptop in our Black Friday coverage — it’s currently available … Read more

How did Omicron get its name?

Markets crashed Friday, hopes of taming the coronavirus faded and a new term entered the pandemic lexicon: Omicron. The Covid-19 variant that emerged in South Africa is named after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. The naming system, announced by the World Health Organization in May, will make public communication about variants easier and … Read more