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Corona and the self-disempowerment of parliaments

Corona and the self-disempowerment of parliaments

Reichstag. Image: cocoparisienne

The bundestag will nod the money for the state of emergency – and then put itself in quarantine. A comment

Because in these times people go out to the streets every day to do something for their health (a good reason), to get some air and sun, but also to show that they do not agree with the house arrest (another good reason) and to defend the public space against an illegitimate state of emergency, one wonders also and more and more: where are the democratic authorities?? The parliaments? The supreme courts? Their objections and their judgment?

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Bangladesh: hunger eradication with serious side effects

Bangladesh: hunger eradication with serious side effects

Entrepreneurs burning zinc, photo: gilbert kolonko

What is happening to a developing country that was the international monetary fund’s favorite school for 20 years?

On the street, an avalanche of cars honks its way forward, while on the burgersteig, people push people forward: "it’s good to be in kolkata. Here I can take a breath. Even the river is clean, the food is of high quality, and there is even a metro line", says mr. Bishwas in the BBG bagh neighborhood of kolkata.

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Coronavirus explodes worries about flagging economy

Coronavirus explodes concerns about weak economy

Image: jochen zick

The spread of the coronavirus causes crashes on the world’s borders, following a "black monday" the borsen continued to fall on tuesday

Initially, it looked after the global crash on the stock markets on monday, as in the severe financial crisis from 2007 now also "black monday" is called, on tuesday after a recovery in the financial markets from. But soon the indices all turned sharply negative again during the day. Frankfurt’s leading index DAX fell again by 1.9 percent. After significant losses on monday, the lowest level since october 2018 was recorded.

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Corona tracking: luca monitoring can be floating with fake data clear

Corona Tracking: Luca monitoring can be floating with fake data clear

In the meantime, the luca app for contact tracking in the corona pandemic for some model regions is considered mandatory – but unfortunately the implementation is full with IT concept errors: you can easily check in with a fake app, which can not be tracked be useful. Looks like a luca app, but is a "chopped" anonymous or offline version, which is at best only data delicate.

The following application trap should be supported by the app:

  • Registration with the luca server: the user enters his phone number, name and address. This is sent to the luca server; secured with SMS-TAN.
  • Location: check in itself: the user scans a QR code at the entrance. In the system of the location, the visitor payer is incremented and appears in the app "checked in".
  • Location: check in: the location has a scanner – goes with the webcam over a web page – and scans the QR code that the luca app displays. In the system of location the payer is also incremented and appears in the app "checked in".
  • Create private meeting: the meeting is registered on the luca servers. A barcode will appear to scan the visitor.
  • Check-in in the private meeting: one scans the barcode of the meeting. The app appears in the app; on the mobile phone of the meeting, the payer goes up to the guest number and the name of the visitor appears.

The analysis

The security researcher kurt huwig has worked on two reasons with the luca app. On the one hand, he can not use them because the manufacturer has approved the installation only for people resident in germany – the borderland abroad is excluded. This is the second app bought by the saarland and is not available in the grubregion saar-lor-lux, next to the mobile parking app.

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Kind of urban

Kind of urban

Ackermannbogen in munich. Image: christoph knoch

New residential quarters between lifestyle product and sustainable urban building block

In growing german cities – such as munich, berlin or frankfurt – affordable housing is in short supply. And as demand continues to grow in line with population, lower-income households in particular are gradually being pushed out of the booming centers. To a certain extent, this problem is exacerbated by the so-called energy turnaround, which focuses on reducing energy demand and increasing the decentralized generation of renewable energies, and which thus makes the renovation of the existing building stock imperative. Not infrequently, however, energy-efficient refurbishments act as a cover for luxury refurbishments and thus unintentionally encourage gentrification. An additional challenge lies in the consideration of demographic change with an aging society.

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Corona risk regions: state collects data by digital entry registration

Corona risk regions: State collects data by digital entry registration

Anyone who traveled to germany from an international corona risk territory must register digital digital from today’s sunday evening: the web application "digital entry registration" (DEA) has now started its operation. It replaces the output card in paper form, which was already distributed at air travelers.

Worldwide use

Who does not follow his obligation to report, risk a book money. Exceptions apply to professional commuters and travelers in the "small border traffic". The federal police is to control randomly, whether the rules are complied with and users do not give false information. Ultimately, one depends on the participation of the burger, domestic interior minister horst seehofer (CSU). According to health minister jens spahn (CDU) it is about being able to prevent better, "that new infection herds arise through entry to germany".

The DEA website, which is to be reached on sunday from 18:00 clock, will be used by users of digital terminates such as desktop machines, laptops, tablets or smartphones worldwide, explained the federal ministries for the internal and health. The obligation to register is currently based on the parallel travel and quartaine arrangements of the health department. In addition, the DEA is to be timely in the planned 3. Infection protection law anchored to create more legal certainty.

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E-mail from the spinach

E-mail from the spinach

If researchers like michael strano and his team, the digitization of agriculture is only an intermediate stage. They rely on hybrid systems from special plants and sensors that the environment should monitor.

In collaboration with stranos team, singapore university researchers now developed a portable sensor with which the vital data of plants around the clock have woken up. Gerat the plant under stress, the sensor lost, for example, an e-mail notification. The gerat offers farmers and plant scientists a new tool for the early diagnosis and real-time monitoring of plant health.

Data in real time

The new sensor that is simply plugged into a sheet uses raman spectroscopy. This measures the inelastic scattering of light at molecules. Complex molecules produce characteristic spectral fingerprints. Of the "portable raman leaf clip sensor for rapid detection of plant stress" responds to changes in the nitrogen household of the plant.