When we think about how climate change will impact water, we “tend to think about droughts or flooding or extreme rainfall,” says Anna Michalak. “But the linkages between climate and water quality are potentially just as strong as climate and water quantity.”
In a fanciful advertisement from 1956, a limber American housewife is spirited to Frigidaire’s “Kitchen of the Future,” where she delightedly pushes buttons, gazes at flickering screens, and twirls a rotating cylindrical fridge. She skips away for an interlude of recreation involving tennis, golf, and sunbathing, then returns to remove a fully baked—and frosted—birthday cake, candles lit, from a large glass dome.
A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to web content.
I’m not saying you should be afraid of the future, but… okay, that’s exactly what I’m saying. A group of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a method to take an audio clip of someone speaking and generate a frighteningly realistic lip-synced video with it.
Robots don’t take breaks, or call in sick, or complain about their job. That is strong competition for a lot of jobs that can be automated. So, where does that leave the non-robots? In trouble.
This from Inc –
Consultancy firm Price Waterhouse & Coopers recently published a report that suggested that 38% of US jobs will be performed by robots by 2030. The rates are even higher in the transportation and storage (56%) and manufacturing (46%).
Time to face the truth. In an effort to combat cyber-espionage, all governments are watching citizens. The young are naturally more vulnerable.
A federal appeals court just put net neutrality on firmer legal footing in the US. A 2-1 vote by a three judge panel on the District of Columbia circuit court backed the regulatory rules sanctioned by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015. The rules instruct telecom companies to treat the internet like a public utility,…
“This is good news in the fight against cancer.” That’s what US vice president Joe Biden said as 2 petabytes of genomic and clinical data were released to the public last week. The trove features 440,000 DVDs worth of information—including full genome sequences—from 12,000 patients, raw and unprocessed. How will it help improve cancer treatment?…
Two hospitals in Belgium have employed robots to welcome patients and visitors, in what is reportedly the first use of automata to greet people in a medical setting. The robot, named Pepper, was unveiled Monday at a hospital in the eastern city of Liege, where it will act as a receptionist, Agence France-Presse reports. The…