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There’s nowhere to hide anymore: This AI can see around corners

There’s nowhere to hide anymore: This AI can see around corners

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Researchers used deep learning to create a new laser-based system that enables imaging around corners in real time. Felix Heide/Princeton University Hiding behind a wall might not be practical for much longer thanks to new technology that uses artificial intelligence to see and even read around corners.A team of researchers from Princeton, Stanford, Rice and…
Why There’s A Global Outcry Over Volunteering At Orphanages

Why There’s A Global Outcry Over Volunteering At Orphanages

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The dormitory in an orphanage in Vietnam. Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty hide caption toggle caption Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty The dormitory in an orphanage in Vietnam. Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty There's a growing global campaign which may seem harsh and heartless. The message: Don't visit orphanages. Last year, the British government updated…
There’s a radio telescope on the far side of the moon now

There’s a radio telescope on the far side of the moon...

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NCLE is mounted on the Chinese QueQiao relay satellite orbiting behind the moon. Chinese Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. It's been a dream of countless astronomers for generations: a telescope located on the far side of the moon, without radio transmissions, an atmosphere and all the other things on Earth that can get in the…
‘There’s No Good Dust’: What Happens After Quartz Countertops Leave The Factory

‘There’s No Good Dust’: What Happens After Quartz Countertops Leave The...

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The Cambria factory in Minnesota manufactures slabs of engineered quartz for kitchen and bathroom countertops. If businesses don't follow worker protection rules, cutting these slabs to fit customers' kitchens can release lung-damaging silica dust. Cambria hide caption toggle caption Cambria The Cambria factory in Minnesota manufactures slabs of engineered quartz for kitchen and bathroom countertops.…
NASA: Yeah, there’s completely water vapor on Jupiter’s moon Europa

NASA: Yeah, there’s completely water vapor on Jupiter’s moon Europa

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Europa as seen by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. NASA/JPL Mars may be the charismatic kid in the solar system, but Jupiter's moon Europa is the alluring astro-crush of many scientists. Now we have one more reason to swoon over this moon: It for sure has water vapor. NASA confirmed the presence of water vapor on Europa…
There’s An Appealing New Vaccine For Among The World’s Top Health Threats

There’s An Appealing New Vaccine For Among The World’s Top Health...

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Indonesians independently carry out fumigation in their neighborhood to eradicate the larvae of mosquitoes that cause dengue fever. A new vaccine to prevent dengue may be on the horizon. Aditya Irawan/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Aditya Irawan/NurPhoto/Getty Images Indonesians independently carry out fumigation in their neighborhood to eradicate the larvae of mosquitoes that cause…
There’s a boom in VC financing for fertility start-ups. However female creators state they still have a tough time getting guys to invest.

There’s a boom in VC financing for fertility start-ups. However female...

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Fertility is booming, and investors aren't leaving any man behind. Fertility startups have raked in an estimated $321 million in venture funding in 2019, as estimated by venture capital firm NEA. Still, the two most valuable fertility startups — Ro (valued at $500 million) and Hims ($1.1 billion) — target men, while the third-most valuable,…
There’s a 96% opportunity that approximately 8 more earthquakes might shake Southern California, authorities alert, after 2 significant events

There’s a 96% opportunity that approximately 8 more earthquakes might shake...

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An earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude hit Southern California on Friday, one day after a 6.4 magnitude shook the state on July 4. Now, officials and experts warn residents that there are likely more to come - although the incoming aftershocks probably won't be as damaging. The United States Geological Survey is predicting a 96…
There’s More Proof That Excessive Sitting Can Be Really Unhealthy

There’s More Proof That Excessive Sitting Can Be Really Unhealthy

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A study from Columbia University finds that sitting for long periods in front of the television is more dangerous than sitting at work.
When There’s No Medical Professional Close-by, Volunteers Assist Rural Clients Handle Persistent Health Problem

When There’s No Medical Professional Close-by, Volunteers Assist Rural Clients Handle...

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Volunteers participate in a recent Healthy U leader training in Lander, Wyo. the program provides health skills training to people in rural areas. According to a recent poll, 26 percent of rural Americans said there has been a time in the past few years when they needed health care, but did not get it. Courtesy…

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