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Welcome to the surveillance city, where street signs discuss how you’re being watched

May 20, 2019 No Comments

Last week, the Google sister company Sidewalk Labs unveiled a comprehensive system of urban signage designed to disclose what technology it is using to track people in public spaces. The signs are meant to be a visual representation of the privacy policies the company is developing to go along with its data collection technology. At…

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Travel Advisors Mull the Implications of Possible Hawaii Short-Term Rental Crackdown

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Whether you are a home-based travel advisor or you work in a large office servicing high-profile accounts, the Travel Advisor Innovation Report will have you covered with the trends, news, and features you’ll need to stay on top of an ever-changing marketplace. Like other popular travel destinations where housing is expensive and in short supply,…

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Gene Hackers: The Young Biotech Entrepreneurs Aiming To Make Billions By Modifying Life Itself

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By Ellie Kincaid and Michela TinderaWhen Rachel Haurwitz started her biology Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, the award-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna suggested Haurwitz investigate part of a bacterial immune system. She studied how microbes store genetic mementos of attacking viruses and recognize them to fight off future assaults. “It was an esoteric project,”…

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Is solar geoengineering insane, or just insane enough to work?

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By Jeremy Deaton6 minute ReadThe UN Environment Assembly recently considered a proposal to research solar geoengineering, as it’s known, an outlandish scheme to cool the Earth by blanketing the heavens with aerosols –chemicals that would reflect a small measure of sunlight back into space, lowering the average global temperature. The measure failed, not because countries were…

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“Dimming The Sun”– The Killer Argument For A Profoundly Dangerous Climate Repair

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May 3rd, 2019 by Nexus Media  Originally published by Nexus Media. By Jeremy Deaton A handful of scientists want to dim the sun to cool the planet. A recent debate shows the idea is perilous, impractical — and immensely appealing. Experts debate solar engineering at an event hosted by Intelligence Squared U.S. at Hunter College in New York City,…

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Welcome to the monitoring city, where street signs describe how you’re being seen

May 20, 2019 No Comments

Last week, the Google sister company Sidewalk Labs unveiled a comprehensive system of urban signage designed to disclose what technology it is using to track people in public spaces. The signs are meant to be a visual representation of the privacy policies the company is developing to go along with its data collection technology. At…

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New study adds evidence to link in between nutrition and breast cancer danger – The Globe and Mail

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While such research studies do not show domino effect, consuming more veggies, more fibre and less red meat, for instance, has been linked to a lower risk. iStockPhoto/ Getty Images Diet plan may play a role in avoiding breast cancer, some observational research studies have actually discovered. While such research studies do not show domino […]

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Calories, Carbohydrates, Fat, Fiber: Deciphering The Hyperlinks Between Breast Cancer And Diet – NPR

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A new research study discovers that ladies who ate a low-fat diet plan and more fruits, veggies and grains, reduced their danger of passing away from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective impact? Cavan Images/Getty Images/Cavan Images RF. hide caption toggle caption Cavan Images/Getty Images/Cavan Images RF. A new research study […]

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Self-driving cars have to be much safer than routine vehicles. The question is how much.

May 20, 2019 No Comments

One of the biggest questions surrounding self-driving cars isn’t a technological one, but instead philosophical: How safe is safe enough? It’s not something for which there’s an easy answer. Ever since the 2004 challenge that kicked off the autonomous vehicle push, excitement about the prospect of fleets of self-driving cars on the road has grown.…

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Is solar geoengineering insane, or simply crazy adequate to work?

May 20, 2019 No Comments

By Jeremy Deaton6 minute ReadThe UN Environment Assembly recently considered a proposal to research solar geoengineering, as it’s known, an outlandish scheme to cool the Earth by blanketing the heavens with aerosols –chemicals that would reflect a small measure of sunlight back into space, lowering the average global temperature. The measure failed, not because countries were…

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