The Event Chronicle
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Bloomberg
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Daily Mail - Health
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Daily Mail - Science
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Daily Mail - Science
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Quebec-based Musée de la Civilisation has released facial recognition software that scans through 123 facial comparison points and matches your face to an ancient sculpture within seconds.
The Guardian - Environment
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The Event Chronicle
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Here’s a look at one version of the machines now being tested and phased in at airports and other checkpoints: Both visitors from abroad, and American citizens alike have now been required to submit to biometric iris scans in order to board a flight. Wow. via Jeffrey Tucker of the Foundation of Economic Education : For some 15 years, airport security has become steadily more invasive. There are ever more checkpoints, ever more requests for documents as you make your way from the airport entrance to the airplane. Passengers adapt to the new changes as they come. But my latest flight to Mexico, originating in Atlanta, presented all passengers with something I had never seen before. We had already been through boarding pass checks, passport checks, scanners, and pat downs. At the gate, each passenger had already had their tickets scanned and we were all walking on the jet bridge to board.
Collective Evolution
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Dr. Samuel Epstein , one of the world's top cancer experts, said: The premenopausal breast is highly sensitive to radiation, each 1 rad exposure increasing breast cancer risk by about 1 percent, with a cumulative 10 percent increased risk for each breast over a decade's screening. USA Today reported on a new breast screening technology, 3-D mammography, which is said to double the amount of radiation exposure. The article explains, Radiation is a known cause of breast cancer. Researchers in recent years have become concerned about radiation exposure from medical imaging, particularly CT scans. A 2009 analysis estimated that CT scans cause about 29,000 cancers and 14,500 deaths a year. The following video is taken from The Truth About Cancer , in which Ty Bollinger interviews Dr. Ben Johnson on the correlation between mammograms and breast cancer: Alternatives to Mammograms for Cancer Screening: If you've already had a mammogram or multiple in your life, don't stress too much! If you're concerned about the radiation associated with the testing, there are numerous other alternatives to test for breast cancer that are just as effective, if not more.
BoingBoing
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TopRank
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Adweek
a month
If you've always dreamed of creating a self-portrait out of Lego bricks, rejoice! A nifty machine at the toy maker's London store can finally set you on that path. Just head over to Leicester Square and climb into the "Mosaic Maker," a cross between an instant photo booth and a Lego vending machine. For the...
Techradar - Reviews
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You have even more reason to stay with the original Xbox One if you're a fan of Microsoft's Kinect, which divided opinion when it was included with every Xbox One upon the console's initial release. The reason for this is that the One S doesn't include a Kinect port on its rear, meaning that you'll have to buy an adaptor if you want to use your camera accessory. It might not be perfect, but it's far better than the system Microsoft once pitched us on: an always-online console that would have allowed for disc-less play, easy game sharing on other owner's consoles, mandatory system scans and an end to second-hand purchases as we know them. Next Xbox: what will the Xbox Two be like and when will we see it? With a refreshed interface and improved functionality, Microsoft's all-in-one system is taking on the PS4 head-on. Recent improvements like a new guide button that allows for easier and faster access to party chat and achievements, alongside a boost in responsiveness and more integrated community pages are empowering the system to fulfill its destiny as the epicenter of our home entertainment cabinet.
The Points Guy
a month
For example, Clear uses fingerprint and iris scans to expedite the security process at several airports in the US , and several countries now use fingerprint scans to improve security at their borders. Schiphol and KLM have partnered on other initiatives to streamline various airport operations, like a current trial that allows passengers to leave their laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags while going through security. Featured image courtesy of KLM.
Collective Evolution
2 months
( source ) Sayer Ji had this to say about why we shouldn't really be surprised by the dangers of calcium supplements: People really should not be so surprised at the idea that calcium supplementation may be toxic to cardiovascular health. After all, many subject themselves to coronary and cardiac calcium scans in order to ascertain their risk of cardiovascular events and/or cardiac mortality. This is because we know that calcium of the wrong kind in the wrong place can result in serious adverse health effects. There are, in fact, quite a few in the field of nutrition who have long warned against supplementation with elemental calcium; which is to say, calcium from limestone, oyster shell, egg shell and bone meal (hydroxylapatite). ( source ) Why Calcium From Food Is Better There are a number of foods that can provide one with adequate amounts of calcium.
Collective Evolution
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( source ) Sayer Ji had this to say about why we shouldn't really be surprised by the dangers of calcium supplements: People really should not be so surprised at the idea that calcium supplementation may be toxic to cardiovascular health. After all, many subject themselves to coronary and cardiac calcium scans in order to ascertain their risk of cardiovascular events and/or cardiac mortality. This is because we know that calcium of the wrong kind in the wrong place can result in serious adverse health effects. There are, in fact, quite a few in the field of nutrition who have long warned against supplementation with elemental calcium; which is to say, calcium from limestone, oyster shell, egg shell and bone meal (hydroxylapatite). ( source ) Why Calcium From Food Is Better There are a number of foods that can provide one with adequate amounts of calcium.
TEDTalks (video)
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TEDTalks (video)
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HubSpot Marketing Blog
2 months
But it's not just that. As marketers, many of us do our work within Facebook, anyway, to update social media pages or work on campaigns. That's why Jarvis is so helpful. It's a personal assistant bot that can set and send you reminders within Facebook. Like so many other bots, it integrates with a platform that many of us are already using, to help us get more done and make life a little easier. 6) Kayak Free | Slack | Messenger Source: Kayak Finding a great deal on airfare is something that's enjoyed by many, but mastered by few. That's why there are sites out there like Kayak -- a one-stop-shop that scans across dozens of airlines to find the best price for a flight. Now, with the Kayak chatbot, it can be used for the same purpose on Slack and Messenger. It's like having your very own travel agent, but without the fee. 7) Leo Free | Slack Source: Kayak Employee satisfaction is no laughing matter.
TIME - Top Stories
2 months
If you've ever been tempted to confront someone slurping their soup in a restaurant, or if a person breathing loudly next to you in the movie theater is enough to make your blood boil, then you're not alone: You're one of many people suffering from a genuine brain abnormality called misophonia. Misophonia , a disorder which means sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing, loud breathing or even repeated pen-clicking, was first named as a condition in 2001. Over the years, scientists have been skeptical about whether or not it constitutes a genuine medical ailment, but now new research led by a team at the U.K.'s Newcastle University has proven that those with misophonia have a difference in their brain's frontal lobe to non-sufferers. In an report published in the journal Current Biology , scientists said scans of misophobia sufferers found changes in brain activity when a trigger' sound was heard.
Mirrorspectrum
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New technologies and practices will be a part of our everyday life soon. These include demonetization, a cashless society, biometric identification, fingerprints and iris scans. First, it was reported last week that a key panel advising the government on its implementation of the “digital payments ecosystem” (that is being pushed and funded by USAID) is now recommending that India links its national biometric ID database directly to tax returns. And now comes word that India is “working on a biometrics-backed payment system that will be connected to a user’s unique ID number, or Aadhaar.” (Who could have seen that coming?)
PC Pro
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Thomas McMullan 4 min 48 sec ago Virtual reality Researchers at MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group have developed an app capable of procedurally generating virtual spaces, based on 3D scans of real-world spaces using Google’s Project Tango. Cue opening of dystopian novel. A man walks down the hallway of the abandoned hospital he has been squatting in since the downfall of Western civilization. There is rat dropping in the corner, and the walls are sticky with bodily fluids, but instead of this abject squalor the man’s VR headset shows him a field of prancing deer. Video of Oasis As you can see from the above video, things arent all that grim. The Oasis project uses Google’s augmented reality Tango platform to scan a local environment, and then transform this 3D map into a procedurally generated VR world. See related Virtual reality will change the way you think about violence Virtual and wet: An interview with artist Adham Faramawy Confront death with this out-of-body VR experience The idea is that you scan a room or a portion of corridor using a Tango-powered phone.
Techradar - Reviews
2 months
Holding down on the on-screen home buttons brings up Google Now on Tap, which scans what you're currently reading, watching or hearing, and it tries to educate you on the topic. Reading about the new Star Wars movie poster in the news and holding down the home button instantly brought up a short description and series of links for both Star Wars and Lucasfilm. They're in the form of icons, but lead to Star Wars-appropriate Google searches, Wikipedia entries, social media content and Google Play Store apps. It's a neat shortcut for more information on whatever you're currently looking at. This works best in messaging apps, wherein someone references a show, actor or newsmaker you know nothing about. Google Now on Tap is a simple way to cross-reference the internet. Everything else about Android Marshmallow is straightforward in that Nexus 6P is a phone with stock Android.
Know Your Mobile
2 months
"The diagrams in the 37-page document clearly states that Samsung is aiming to enhance the quality of both the background and objects in the foreground," reports GSMArena. "The wide-angle lens scans for anything that is a moving object and if there’s any, the second lens - the telephoto one tracks the image in real time and enables you to adjust zoom and other settings without losing focus." It's tantalising to speculate that such tech might appear in the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy X or Galaxy Note 8, although given that the Galaxy S8 is pegged to be arriving some time between March and May it seems unlikely there would be time to implement the new tech unless it's already been developed and, frankly, had it already been developed we'd expect to have seen leaks and other details much earlier. Still, it could be a viable candidate for the other two handsets, as these are both rumoured to be coming in the second half of 2017.
The Event Chronicle
2 months
This correlates exactly with the Atlantis legend. History Channel reconstruction of Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki's scans (via Ancient Aliens ) The discovery was mostly ignored by the mainstream, because it is out of time and out of place with the official history. Estimating that it would have taken 50,000 years for such structures to have sunken to the depth at which they were said to be found, Iturralde added: 50,000 years ago there wasn't the architectural capacity in any of the cultures we know of to build complex buildings. You can read more about the discovery here and here . 9. Alexander : The rare metal of Atlantis, Orichalum, recovered from shipwreck . Orichalum is a metal that is mentioned in several ancient writings including the story of Atlantis in the Critias dialogue, which was recorded by Plato around 360 BC.