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Alphabet’s Wing Will Kick Off Helsinki Drone Deliveries In Summer 2019

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Wing says in the coming weeks it will deploy a small fleet of drones in the city’s Vuosaari district, where they’ll ferry provisions from convenience stores to homes and “multi-family housing communities.”

Amazon Leads $575 Million Investment In Food Delivery Network Deliveroo

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Similar to Uber Eats, Deliveroo provides transport infrastructure that allows restaurants of any size to offer customers delivery — without having to hire their own drivers.

Apple’s Self-built 5G Modem Will Cut Device Power And Size, Not Prices

Posted in Business, Hardware, Online on 20th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

By 2025, Qualcomm and others will already be in the stages of prototyping 6G technology, which Apple’s investments in 5G will hopefully enable it to participate in as an inventor and developer, not just a customer.

China Far Side Lunar Rover Has Found Lunar Mantle Material On The Surface

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

China’s Chang’E-4 lunar far-side lander recently touched down in the Von Karman crater to explore the floor of the huge SPA basin and deployed its rover, Yutu-2.

At 10, Minecraft Hits 176 Million Sales And Announces AR Game For IOS And Android

Posted in Games on 18th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Developer Mojang is working on a new game in the beloved franchise. No, it’s not Minecraft 2. But it has the potential to be bigger than that.

Biomarker Study Detects Onset Of Alzheimer’s Up To 30 Years Before Symptoms Appear

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

"Several biochemical and anatomic measures can be seen changing up to a decade or more before the onset of clinical symptoms,"

Wearable Cancer Detection Tests 1-2% Of Blood Over 2 Hours

Posted in Medicine on 15th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Tumors can release more than 1,000 cancer cells into the bloodstream in a single minute.

San Francisco Supervisors Vote To Ban Facial Recognition Software

Posted in Business, Software on 15th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Once passed, San Francisco will become the first city in the United States to outlaw the use of facial recognition software by city departments, including the San Francisco Police Department.

Promising New Alzheimer's Drug Passes First Phase Of Human Trials

Posted in Medicine, Science on 14th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

These trials will inevitably take years to complete before it becomes clear whether the drug actually works in human patients, or whether PRI-002 will become yet another chapter in the ever-growing compendium of failed Alzheimer's drugs.

Study Links Spikes In Oxygen Levels With Bursts Of Evolution

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Cambrian explosion has long been studied as probably the most important event in the history of evolution of life on Earth.

Nvidia’s AI Tech Set To Analyze Medical Scans For UK’s Public Health System

Posted in Medicine, Software on 13th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

With the potential to analyze medical imaging faster and more accurately than human beings, the race is on to develop AI that can perform the most time-consuming aspect of radiological interpretation for practitioners.

Striking Study Reveals How Dietary Fats Enter The Brain And Cause Depression

Posted in Medicine on 13th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

"We often use fatty food to comfort ourselves as it tastes really good, however in the long term, this is likely to affect one's mood in a negative way"