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Chromecast media notification adds track controls on Android

One of the conveniences of using a Chromecast or a Cast-enabled speaker or TV is the ability to control playback from any device in the house (if you want). Starting a song from your phone and stopping it from your tablet, or asking your partner or roommate to do so while you’re wrist-deep into a new banana bread recipe, are possible because of the casting notification that surfaces on all devices connected to the same network. That notification is getting a small but awesome quality-of-life improvement now thanks to new track controls.

Previously, the casting notification offered four buttons: play/pause, mute/unmute, stop, and settings (which let you disable the notification on other devices). If you wanted to rewind that awesome tune you just heard or skip to the next video on your TV, you couldn’t do it straight away. You had to tap on the notification to open media controls

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Take a look inside the new, improved Hayward Field, home to Oregon Track & Field

Take a look inside the new, improved Hayward Field originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Historic Hayward Field, home of the University of Oregon Track & Field team, has undergone a historic facelift.

It’s been a long process that started back in Summer 2018. The fully-funded project by Phil and Penny Knight and more than 50 other donors has transformed the original stadium from 10,500 seats to now 12,650 with the ability to expand to 25,000 for larger events.

Read more on the renovation here.

The outside looks absolutely stunning.

Now, we get a look on the inside. 

The University of Oregon is used to high class, top of the line, jaw-dropping facilities: The Marcus Mariota Performance Center features spas, a napping room full of pods, a boxing ring, barber… 

The Oregon Track & Field team and other student-athletes were finally able to see their new home and responded very

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Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track

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Denny Hamlin pits during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Las Vegas.

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Luck finally fell Kurt Busch’s way at his home track, where he pulled out an upset Sunday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to sneak his way into the third round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs.

Busch ended an 0-for-21 losing streak at Las Vegas with good timing and then three tremendous restarts. He entered the race 12th in the standings and in danger of elimination from title contention, but the victory earned him an automatic berth into the next round.

The win, the first of the season for the 2004 Cup champion, was celebrated alongside younger brother, Kyle. The reigning NASCAR champion slammed doors with his big brother on the cool-down lap. Busch then took the checkered flag to the finish line and smacked it on each

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Scientists track down a protein that may add to lung damage in asthma and related diseases

A step toward helping patients breathe deeply
A protein called TL1A drives fibrosis in several mouse models, making it harder for lungs and airways to function normally. Credit: La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Your lungs and airways need to be stretchy, sort of like balloons. Take a big breath, and they’ll open right up.

Damaged lungs can’t open properly. Patients with asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and systemic sclerosis suffer from fibrosis and tissue remodeling, where a build-up of tissue and immune cells, and proteins that form a glue-like substance, keep the airways from expanding. As fibrosis gets worse, taking a breath feels like blowing up a balloon filled with concrete.

In a new study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) report that a protein called TL1A drives fibrosis in several mouse models, triggering tissue remodeling, and making it harder for lungs and airways to function normally.

“Our new study suggests that TL1A and its receptor

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Scientists explore the potential for further improvements to tropical cyclone track forecasts

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IMAGE: Fengyun Satellite image of Typhoon Mysak which plowed into the Korean Peninsula in early September.
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Credit: National Satellite Meteorological Center of China Meteorological Administration

A recent study suggested that we have probably approached the limit of predictability for tropical cyclone (TC) track prediction. If that’s true, there’s little we can do to improve TC forecasts as an incorrect position affects the utility of all other guidance, including wind, precipitation, and storm surge guidance. This would be bad news for disaster prevention and mitigation.

“The reason some scientists ask whether the limit of predictability is near or has already been reached is that there’s a diminishing trend in the reduction of positional error in National Hurricane Center (NHC) tropical cyclone forecasts. From this, there seems to be little room for improvement,” explained Dr. Feifan Zhou, a scientist with the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of

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Ethereum 2.0 Release Date On Track For November: What Are The Improvements?

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  • Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin had said Ethereum 2.0 will ship before 2020 ends
  • It will transition the largest public blockchain from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm
  • Ethereum 2.0 is promising an eventual transaction speed of 100,000 per second

A number of developers are confident that Ethereum 2.0, the delayed update on the Ethereum blockchain, is poised to launch in November 2020. 

According to Raul Jordan, one of developers working on the transition as well as an Ethereum infrastructure builder with Prysmatic Lab, November is ideal for the launch once a number of security checks and user experience polishes have been completed, news outlet Decrypt reports.

This is in accordance with Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin’s previous statement, wherein he estimated Ethereum 2.0 will ship before 2020 ends.

Ethereum 2.0 will transition the largest public blockchain from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. While Ethereum 1.0 transactions

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