Crumbling Infrastructure: Missing lead confirms origins of Flint’s water crisis – Could your town be next?
Researchers have found evidence of missing lead in water pipes in Flint, Mich., confirming the origins of the health crisis.
Even though this may not come as a surprise to most of you, it is still something that is happening all around us, all the time, and right under our noses: Google is quietly recording everything we do, from conversations we have over the phone and texts to videos we send and create over webcams and camera phones. As if that weren’t enough, they are even tracking our movements and logging every place we visit.
Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing problem that may lead to stained clothing, anxiety, and even social isolation. Though we all have experienced excessive sweating in stressful situations, some people have to face sweaty palms and armpits twenty-four seven.
Nearly a decade ago, cosmologists proved negative mass can exist in our Universe. But until now, no one has been able to create a substance with negative mass in a lab.
High lead exposure during early childhood may increase the risk of a child getting suspended or jailed during their school years, according to a recent study published online on the National Bureau of Economic Research website. However, a significant decrease in lead exposure during childhood may help stem the likelihood of children getting involved in crime as an adult, the study revealed.
Bill Nye specifically targeted the elderly this week as he spoke out against climate change deniers, saying that climate science will start to advance when old people start to “age out,” according to a report.
Identifying information of millions of people in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Oklahoma and Vermont are in the hands of hackers, according to an open records request by a collaboration of sources through the Kansas News Company.
Varying opinions on the rise and prominence of GMOs has led to a lot of controversy. Many people, regardless of their stance, still feel entitled to know what they’re consuming, and if it’s the product of laboratory research.
Energy company Tepco has published photos and video from an underwater drone sent into the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant to locate the melted fuel debris from inside its No.3 reactor, one of those which melted down during the 2011 disaster.
It seems a new frontier has been reached in the fast-paced world of Artificial Intelligence, but as fast as technology is able to advance, it can still be reproached for moral retrogression.
Should girls and young teens wear makeup? That’s usually a debate surrounding maturity and self-image. Maybe the more important question is this – are cosmetics safe for girls and teens?
IBM, the computing giant, wants to get rid of both. The company said Monday that it has achieved a breakthrough in security technology that will allow every business, from banks to retailers to travel-booking companies, to encrypt their customer data on a massive scale — turning most, if not all, of their digital information into gibberish that is illegible to thieves with its new mainframe.
Device-maker Motorola will work with artificial intelligence software startup Neurala to build “real-time learning for a person of interest search” on products such as the Si500 body camera for police, the firm announced Monday.
Alcohol consumption is associated with negative changes in gray matter volume and in white matter integrity, while cannabis use is not, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction.
The 3-inch long insects are named after Idaho’s Mormon pioneers (we don’t actually know what their religious preferences are). But we do know they create problems every few years when swarms of the flightless insects cause major damage to crops, particularly alfalfa hay.
Tech giants are currently scrambling to sculpt their own unique AI proposition, be it IBM with its Watson APIs for ‘cognitive business’ or Salesforce pitching Einstein as a way to better connect with customers. Microsoft, however, are sculpting a slightly different AI proposition, one that is caring, sharing and for the good of the world.
Although it was launched last year, Google Smart Reply didn’t come to my attention until this past May. At the bottom of an email, I noticed three boxed selections containing built-in responses. They were fairly similar to what I would’ve typed out: “Thanks!” or “Sounds good.” or “Got it.”
Researchers have identified a neural circuit in the brains of mice that plays a role in social dominance. Stimulating the neurons in this circuit significantly boosted a mouse’s chance of becoming the “winner” during aggressive encounters with other mice. Many species in the animal kingdom compete with each other to form a system of social hierarchy. From this hierarchy, a phenomenon called the “winner effect” has been observed, whereby each victory against a peer increases the victor’s probability of winning the next social dominance showdown.
As you can imagine, drones competing in the Drone Racing League (DRL) like to go fast. As for how fast, the DRL has just set an impressive new record for other drone racers to aspire to.