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August 13th, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Uber is being credited with the decline in California drunk driving deaths

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Uber along with  Mothers Against Drunk Driving released a study earlier this year taking credit for a decline in drunken driving-related car crashes among drivers under 30. It was called out for not producing enough evidence to make the connection.

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August 12th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Leading scientists reveal secrets for reaching the age 100

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Leukocyte (white blood cell) telomere length in study participants up to 115 years of age. Statistical regression lines belonging to these groups are indicated by the same color as the data. (credit: Yasumichi Arai et al./EBioMedicine)

According scientists at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing in the U.K. and Keio University School of Medicine, they say they have cracked the secret of why some people live a healthy and physically independent life over the age of 100: keeping inflammation down and telomeres long.

 

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August 7th, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Can old age be reversed by infusing blood from the young?

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August 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray waited for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing and neurodegeneration. As a rule, the gatherings were forgettable affairs – the incremental nature of scientific progress does not lend itself to big surprises. But a lab member scheduled to speak that day had taken on a radical project, and he had new results to share.

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July 27th, 2015 at 10:28 am

A 3-D printed cap that can tell you when your milk has gone bad

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A smart, 3-D printed cap that can determine when milk has gone bad has been created by engineers from UC Berkeley and Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University. The results were published in the journal Microsystems & Nanoengineering.

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January 11th, 2015 at 10:08 am

Stanford to Research the effects of Artificial Intelligence

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What will intelligent machines mean for society and the economy in 30, 50 or even 100 years from now?

That’s the question that Stanford University scientists are hoping to take on with a new project, the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100).

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December 28th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Highly skilled immigrants are losing interest in the United States: LinkedIn data

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According to a new study, the U.S. is quickly losing its appeal to the world’s most talented immigrants. Stanford and the University of Washington researchers have culled a large dataset from LinkedIn and found that the the number of Ph.D.s choosing the U.S. as their home base fell by nearly half (29 percent in 2000 vs. 18 percent in 2012).

 

 

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December 24th, 2014 at 11:18 am

Sound training can help an aging brain ignore distractions

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The goal of the research was to focus on the target frequencies while ignoring the distractor frequencies.

As we get older, we have an increasingly harder time ignoring distractions. According to new research in the Cell Press journal Neuron, by learning to discriminate a sound amidst progressively more disruptive distractions, we can diminish our distractibility.

 

 

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December 10th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and Why it will Never Happen

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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.

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December 2nd, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Exposure to environmental factor linked to huge rise in ADHD: Study

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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.

 

 

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December 1st, 2014 at 11:15 am

81% of Tor users can be de-anonymized by analyzing router information: Study

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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.

 

 

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