Futurist Thomas Frey: I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.
Exposure to a component of air pollution increases the chances of children developing ADHD by five times.
A link between rising air pollution in urban areas and the rapid increase in diagnosis in ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) has been discovered in a new study.
More than 81% of Tor clients can be ‘de-anonymized’ – their originating IP addresses revealed – by exploiting the ‘Netflow’ technology that Cisco has built into its router protocols, and similar traffic analysis software running by default in the hardware of other manufacturers, according to research undertaken between 2008 and 2014.
Diners more concerned about charging phones than eating good food at restaurants.
A new study by the British Hospitality Association has found that fussy diners are less interested in eating good food and more concerned about charging their iPhones.
When people consume modern processed foods high in sugar, refined flour, and vegetable oils, they get sick.
The main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before is our modern diet. Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease soon follow.
The most likely culprit: lactose.
The British Medical Journal published a large study that tracked the dietary habits of over 100,000 people in Sweden. The study followed the participants for 20 years taking into account differences in lifestyle and demographics. The researchers at Uppsala University found that women who drank three or more glasses of milk per day were twice as likely to die earlier than those who drank less than one glass of milk per day; men had a slightly higher risk of dying early as well. The study also found that the more milk the women in the study drank, the more likely they were to experience bone fractures, especially hip fractures.
Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have reported that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), resulting in a unique electric generator and mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light, and very bendable and stretchable.
The decoy protein significantly slowed metastasis in the study.
Often times, cancer begins in one part of the body and spreads elsewhere via the bloodstream or lymphatic system. This spreading, called metastasis, makes the disease deadly and difficult to halt—even using chemotherapy drugs with serious side effects.
73 percent of teens expect their next smartphone to be the iPhone.
Created by Piper Jaffray, the ‘Taking Stock With Teens’ study from the spring of 2014, has been followed by the Fall 2014 edition of the study that was published last week with a particularly harsh outlook for social networking giant Facebook. When teens were asked what social network they typically use, only 45 percent responded with Facebook. That’s down from 72 percent responding Facebook just six months ago.
The Industrial Internet has the potential to drive trillions of dollars in new services and overall growth.
A new study from GE and Accenture, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy. However, less than 29 percent of the 250 executives surveyed for the study are using big data across their company for predictive analytics or to optimize their business.