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Elena Cornaro Piscopia: Google Doodle celebrates 373rd Birthday of 1st woman PhD holder and Italian Philosopher



Google celebrates the 373rd birthday of world’s first woman PhD holder, Italian philosopher, theologian Elena Cornaro Piscopia with a doodle.

Google on June 5, 2019, is celebrating the 373rd birthday of Italian philosopher, scholar theologian Elena Cornaro Piscopia with a doodle. In 1678, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, also known as Helen Cornaro, became the first woman in the world to earn a PhD degree, at the age of 32.

This doodle, made by California-based illustrator Alyssa Winans, was enlivened by Piscopia’s single-minded dedication to her studies yet in addition by the sheer delight she felt at the possibility of quiet study. In a short interview on the blog, the artist said it’s vital to highlight the accomplishments of women in academia. I think it’s vital, not only to inspire students of today to recognize what they can accomplish but also to paint an accurate portrait of women’s contributions throughout history.

9 significant things about Elena Cornaro Piscopia that you should know

Born on June 5, 1646, in Venice to a nobleman and his mistress, Elena Cornaro Piscopia began her studies in Latin and Greek under distinguished instructors and polished her skills in these languages. By the time Elena was seven, her parents had recognised her giftedness.

She also mastered Hebrew, Spanish, French, and Arabic, while studying the harpsichord, clavichord, harp, and violin. She became an expert musician as well.

Elena later studied mathematics and astronomy, but her greatest interest was in philosophy and theology. In 1672, she enrolled at the University of Padua after becoming president of the Venetian society Accademia dei Pacifici.

In 1669, she translated the Colloquy of Christ’ from Spanish to Italian. The bishop of Padua, when he learned that Elena was pursuing a degree in theology, refused to award her a Ph.D on the grounds that she was a woman.

Struggling through this phase, she applied for a Doctorate of Philosophy with her father’s support.

In 1678, Elena Cornaro Piscopia’s oral examination garnered so much interest that the ceremony got organised in Padua Cathedral instead of the university to accommodate an audience that included professors, students, senators, and invited guests from Universities all over Italy.

Speaking in Latin, Elena Cornaro Piscopia explained difficult passages randomly selected from Aristotle’s writings. Her eloquence impressed the committee very much after which they expressed their approval viva voce rather than by secret ballot.

Elena was presented with the traditional laurel wreath, ermine cape, gold ring, and book of philosophy, after the successful interview at the Padua cathedral.

She died due to poor health conditions and the extensive charitable work, the rigorous penances she performed, and her extreme dedication to her studies took their toll on her weak physical condition.

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Kuo: Apple to declare latest MacBook with Mini-LED display in mid-2022



Apple was dealing with another upgraded MacBook Air for 2022, yet he wasn’t explicit about the timetable. Presently Kuo claims that this reputed PC will be authoritatively presented at some point in mid-2022, which could show an April discharge very much like the 2021 iMac or even at WWDC in June.

The investigator additionally emphasizes his prior note about the Mini-LED show going to the cutting edge MacBook Air, however this time Kuo said that it will include a 13.3-inch screen. This recommends that in spite of the new innovation, the presentation will continue as before size as the current age. Mac is reputed to receive a 14-inch show for the new MacBook Pro, however it appears to be that the organization will save it for its more costly laptops.

For those new, Mini-LED depends on great many minuscule LEDs in the backdrop illumination, which brings about higher differentiation proportions and more profound blacks, like OLED.

As indicated by the report, the new MacBook Air will likewise highlight a redesigned Apple Silicon chip. Recently, a leaker uncovered that the new MacBook Air will be the principal Mac with a M2 chip, while the MacBook Pro to be presented in the not so distant future will accompany M1X — an updated variant of M1 with better graphics.

We expect Apple to release a new MacBook Air around the middle of 2022 with a 13.3-inch mini LED display. If the component shortage continues to improve in 2022, it will benefit from the new MacBook Air and Apple Silicon upgrades.

Bits of gossip likewise propose that the MacBook Air will get a significant update one year from now, just as the cutting edge MacBook Pro in the not so distant future. The MacBook Air setup, in any case, is relied upon to be accessible in numerous colors.

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Microsoft Edge is killing off one of the bad things about being online



Attempting to find irritating auto play music or video when browsing the internet could before long be a relic of times gone by because of a new update to Microsoft Edge.

The program is working away at an instrument that will at last permit clients to stop auto playing media when on the web, in news that will be a help to millions.

As per a section in the Microsoft 365 guide, Microsoft Edge version 92 will remember the choice to change the default entry for permitting auto playing media in the browser.

So long autoplay

“To help you maintain your focus online, we have changed the default for auto playing media to Limit from Allow, beginning with Microsoft Edge version 92,” Microsoft noted in its release notes.

The feature is recorded as carrying out now, and due to be finished before the finish of July 2021. Clients on Microsoft Edge beta channel will see the option for the new tool first, before a more wider roll out later on.

Microsoft Edge as of now offers two options for clients to control media autoplay – “Allow” (the current default setting), where all videos on a website will play consequently with sound, and “Limit”, where media will not be autoplayed on sites that a client has recently visited.

The capacity to prevent media from auto playing has been available in Google Chrome for quite a while, with the new update the most recent from Microsoft Edge as the organization hopes to take clients to its program.

Ongoing information from Statcounter shows that Edge has now surpassed set up rival Firefox in the rankings to run second behind Chrome in the program wars.

Figures for June propose Microsoft Edge presently holds 3.4% of the browser market, while Firefox has slipped to 3.29%, proceeding with a descending direction that has seen the program either lose or keep up with piece of the pie in ten of the most recent a year.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Microsoft has conveyed a host of upgrades for the browser, including a safe secret word generator, in-constructed secure password generator, in-built price comparison tool, vertical tab bar and more.

In the hood, the organization endeavored to work on the speed and responsiveness of the program too with features like sleeping tabs and start-up boost, the two of which are intended to optimize asset utilization.

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‘Gmail Go’ to reach an impressive 500 million downloads over on the Google Play Store



The super lightweight Gmail Go has figured out how to arrive at a impressive 500 million downloads over on the Google Play Store.

While Android Go-powered cell phones make up a fairly small portion of the general market, the lighter application’s plan for limited hardware has become unbelievably mainstream it appears. At first spotted by the group at Android Police, Gmail Go has joined a world class team of Google applications to try and accomplish 500 million downloads over on the Play Store.

In the event that you didn’t realize most Android Go applications are simply repackaged Chrome tabs, adequately being Progressive Web Apps as opposed to completely fledged applications. Along these lines, it’s an unquestionably lightweight download at under 10MB, however this implies that specific highlights are not accessible, and Gmail Go is the same. The new Workspace integration is missing, and you can’t really download the application straightforwardly from the Play Store in the event that you have a gadget with 2GB+ RAM — requiring the APK file to be sideloaded.

The UI is a throwback to the first Material Design, yet there is no dark theme available. As you would anticipate, performance, even on an powerful device, can be somewhat deficient. Since it’s genuinely sluggish, it’s truly difficult to suggest anybody with a gadget equipped for running the full Gmail application even trouble downloading Gmail Go. From numerous points of view, you’re most likely good getting to Gmail by means of a Chrome tab assuming you need a lighter encounter on a newer/capable device.

Given the limitations, the download figure is expanded because of Gmail Go coming pre-introduced on Android Go handsets, however all things being equal, it’s a great achievement for the platform.

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