AWS Lambda now supports Ruby 2.7

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You can now develop AWS Lambda functions using Ruby 2.7. This is the latest release of Ruby and supports new features like pattern matching, argument forwarding and numbered arguments. Lambda functions written in Ruby 2.7 run on Amazon Linux 2, the latest generation of Amazon Linux. To learn more about the Ruby programming model and how to create AWS Lambda functions in Ruby 2.7, please click here

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Amazon ECR raises and simplifies image API quotas to start new workloads quicker

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Starting today, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) is increasing the rate at which you can pull container images, and introducing simplified quotas (also called limits) for image APIs. Image pull quotas are now between five to ten times higher than before, enabling you to increase the rate at which you use ECR to deploy container images without worrying about API throttling. 

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Getting a grip: An innovative mechanical controller design for robot-assisted surgery

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Scientists designed a new type of controller for the robotic arm used in robotic surgery. Their controller combines the two distinct types of gripping used in commercially available robotic systems to leverage the advantages of both, reducing the efforts of the surgeon and providing good precision.

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Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports Z1d instances

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Starting today, you can now launch Z1d instance types when using Amazon RDS for SQL Server in the following AWS Regions:

North America

  • US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and US West (N. California).

Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), and EU (London).

Asia Pacific

  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Sydney).

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