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Come on a Guided Tour of Where F-35 Stealth Fighters are Born

Flynn explained that the stealth engineering contributing to the F-35 has some origins as far back as the Gulf War-era F-117 NightHawk. “With the F-117, we learned how to embed antennas in the leading edge of the airplane. This concept went right into the F-22,” Flynn added.(Ft. Worth, Texas) -- Filled with stacks of fuselage panels, engine components and a wide assortment of pipes, electronics and avionics, the sprawling F-35 construction facility in Ft. Worth, Texas, resembles a small city fil...
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SoftBank invests $125 million in Alphabet venture to put cellphone antennas in the sky

SoftBank's year-old HAPSMobile and Alphabet's Loon, which spun out last July from the research incubator of the Google parent, separately have been trying to fly networking equipment at high altitudes to provide high-speed internet where ground-based towers are unreachable. Despite internet coverage gaps in rural areas or during natural disasters, mobile network operators, governments and other potential customers have yet to demonstrate much enthusiasm for buying skyborne technologies. Also i...
Tags: Google, Science, Softbank, Alphabet, Elon Musk Richard Branson


US measles cases highest since 2000 as global anti-vax movement surges

The US recorded 695 cases of measles in 2019, the most of any year since the disease was declared eliminated at the turn of the century, officials said Wednesday, ahead of a campaign to reinforce the message that vaccines are safe. The surge comes amid a growing global movement against inoculation, with an estimated 169 million children missing out on the vital first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, according to a UNICEF report. The UN Children's Fund found the United States ...
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India Lifts Its Ban on Video App TikTok, Allowing It to Return to Apple and Google App Stores

The Indian government lifted a ban on downloads of the TikTok video app on Wednesday, Reuters cited two lawyers in the case as saying, reversing orders for Apple and Google to remove the app from their stores.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Science, Technology, India, Censorship, Social Media, Smartphones, Play Store, App Store, Reuters, Bytedance, Tiktok, Great Walls Of The Web, Google App Stores


Dementia vs. Alzheimer's: Differences, Diagnosis and Treatment

Here is a description of the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and how they are similar.
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Musk Reopens Door to Tesla Capital Raise After Big Cash Setback

Musk, 47, assured investors that higher deliveries and cost cuts will help Tesla post a narrower loss in the second quarter and return to profitability the following three months. “There is merit to the idea of raising capital at this point,” Musk said on an earnings call Wednesday. Tesla reported an adjusted loss of $494 million, or $2.90 a share, for the first quarter, missing analysts’ average estimate for a $1.30 deficit.
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Our 15 Favorite Moments From the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films (Before Avengers: Endgame)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken us all on quite a ride. From assembling the Avengers to going cosmic with the Guardians, or visiting Wakanda with Black Panther, these past 11 years and 21 movies have produced a lot of incredible moments. But what are your favorites? The moments that have stuck with you years…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Avengers, Marvel Studios, The Avengers, Black Panther, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America Civil War, Wakanda, Captain Marvel, Thor Ragnarok, Captain America The Winter Soldier, Captain America The First Avenger, Spider Man Homecoming, Avengers Endgame


Thousands of emperor penguin chicks drowned after breeding ground was destroyed

For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica’s second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found. Usually 15,000 to 24,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins flock yearly to a breeding site at Halley Bay , considered a safe place that should stay cold this century despite global warming. But almost none have been there since 2016, according to a study in Wednesday’s Antarctic Science. The breeding ...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, El Nino, Pacific, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Antarctic Survey, Halley Bay, Phil Trathan, Halley Bay Trathan, Halley Bay 2010 Credit, Peter Fretwell, Dawson Lambton, Trathan, David Ainley, H T Harvey Associates, Ainley


Major emperor penguin breeding ground found to be barren since 2016

For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica’s second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found. Usually 15,000 to 24,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins flock yearly to a breeding site at Halley Bay , considered a safe place that should stay cold this century despite global warming. But almost none have been there since 2016, according to a study in Wednesday’s Antarctic Science. The breeding ...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, El Nino, Pacific, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Antarctic Survey, Halley Bay, Phil Trathan, Halley Bay Trathan, Halley Bay 2010 Credit, Peter Fretwell, Dawson Lambton, Trathan, David Ainley, H T Harvey Associates, Ainley


US records 695 measles cases, most since elimination in 2000

The United States recorded 695 cases of measles in 2019, the most of any year since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, health authorities said Wednesday. "The high number of cases in 2019 is primarily the result of a few large outbreaks -- one in Washington State and two large outbreaks in New York that started in late 2018," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement. The resurgence of the once-eradicated, highly-contagious disease is linked to a growing anti...
Tags: New York, Science, US, United States, World Health Organization, Washington State, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Facebook Surges After Sales Beat Estimates

First-quarter sales jumped 26 percent and monthly visitors at Facebook’s main site topped projections. The company also said it set aside $3 billion in the quarter related to an inquiry by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The FTC has been in discussions with Facebook over potential violations related to a 2011 consent decree in the wake of privacy missteps.
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Young stars love to destroy planet atmospheres, new study suggests

New exoplanet discoveries have been piling up fast in recent years, and whenever astronomers confirm the existence of another planet there's always an immediate interest in whether or not that planet could support life. For many newly-discovered worlds the answer is a firm "no." They're either too hot, too cold, or they're just big balls of gas, but when a rocky world is discovered to be just the right distance from its star the possibility of life remains.A new research paper publis...
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Emirati Woman Reportedly Regains Awareness After 27 Years in Minimally Conscious State

A woman from the United Arab Emirates, Munira Abdulla, has reportedly regained a degree awareness and function after spending an astonishing 27 years in a state of reduced consciousness—popularly known as a coma.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, United Arab Emirates, Neurology, Brains, Coma, Munira Abdulla, Minimally Conscious States


In north Syria, skin disease ravages young and old

Inside a dank clinic in the north of war-torn Syria, a girl covered in scabs wails and tries to wriggle out of her mother's arms to escape a nurse's needle. The illness is endemic to Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says, but has become more prevalent during the eight-year civil war. Dozens of children and adults are seeking treatment between the damp-smelling walls of the health centre in the northern town of Karama.
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SK Hynix Forecasts Recovery After Posting Sharp Profit Decline

Hynix’s forecast is a sign that data-centers customers are working through high inventories of memory chips, while lower prices have sparked demand from smartphone makers and other customers. “Server demand growth will increase significantly in the third quarter after rising slightly in the second quarter,” Sean Kim, vice president and head of DRAM marketing, said in a conference call. Apple cut its sales forecast earlier this year and Texas Instruments Inc. cautioned this week that a rebound ...
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Millions of children miss measles shots, creating outbreaks: UNICEF

More than 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years, laying a path of exposure to a virus that is now causing disease outbreaks globally, a United Nations report said on Thursday. "The measles virus will always find unvaccinated children," said Henrietta Fore, executive director of the United Nations children's fund UNICEF, adding: "The ground for the global measles outbreaks we are witnessing today was laid years ago." The UNICEF report...
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PayPal’s Venmo Isn’t Enough to Drive Payment Volume Growth

On a conference call after the report, PayPal said it was pleased with plans to make money from Venmo app, although it didn’t offer specifics. Shares of PayPal have risen 28 percent this year, as analysts expected the company would continue reaping benefits from a strong e-commerce market and hopes that Venmo will soon turn a profit. PayPal’s stock fell as much as 3.14 percent in extended trading on Wednesday before recovering to its $107 closing price.
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U.S. measles cases at its highest since elimination in 2000: CDC

(Reuters) - The United States has recorded 695 measles cases from 22 states as of April 24, the largest number of cases reported in the country since measles was eliminated in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.
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Brave Wants to Destroy the Ad Business by Paying You to Watch Ads in Its Web Browser

A browser that works to free its users from pesky ads and pop-ups is rolling out an update to its platform with an opt-in setting to view ads in exchange for reward tokens, which can be used to either support their favorite websites or, in the future, be exchanged for things like hotel stays or gift cards.Read more...
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Scientists pull speech directly from the brain

In a feat that could eventually unlock the possibility of speech for people with severe medical conditions, scientists have successfully recreated the speech of healthy subjects by tapping directly into their brains. The technology is a long, long way from practical application but the science is real and the promise is there. Edward Chang, neurosurgeon at UC San Francisco and co-author of the paper published today in Nature, explained the impact of the team’s work in a press release: “For the f...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, Brain-computer Interface, UCSF, UC San Francisco, Broca, Wernicke, Edward Chang, Synthetic Speech, Gopala Anumanchipalli, Anumanchipalli, Josh Chartier


Brainstorm Health: Biogen Earnings, Thought to Speech Device, ADHD Device

Brainstorm Health: Biogen Earnings, Thought to Speech Device, ADHD Device
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Tesla Posts $700 Million First-Quarter Loss as CEO Elon Musk Says It Will Offer Insurance

Analysts expected that Tesla would lose in the neighborhood of 69 cents per share in the first quarter, but Tesla’s real numbers, released today, were much, much worse than that. Tesla lost $2.90 a share, or $702.1 million in the quarter, according to CNBC, almost as much as they lost in the same quarter last year,…Read more...
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U.S. measles cases at highest since elimination in 2000: CDC

The United States has confirmed 695 measles cases so far this year, the highest incidence recorded since the country declared it had eliminated the virus in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The resurgence of the contagious disease is linked mainly to large outbreaks in Washington state and two in New York that began late last year, the agency said in a statement. "The longer these outbreaks continue, the greater the chance measles will again get a su...
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One in six cancer patients is being denied drugs recommended by doctors

One in six cancer patients is being denied drugs recommended by their doctors, a study  has found. The Institute of Cancer Research said radical action was needed to cut drug costs and speed up access to life-extending medications. Its survey of more than 1,000 cancer patients found 16 per cent had been denied a drug recommended by their consultant, or faced a delay receiving it. Almost half of those who tried to enroll on clinical trials of new treatments were unable to do so. The ICR said too ...
Tags: Science, NHS, Nice, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, ICR, Paul Workman, Institute of Cancer Research, Raj Chopra, Meindert Boysen, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation at Nice


U.K. Cybersecurity Agency Won't Tell Regulator About Breaches

The decision, which the National Cyber Security Centre and the Information Commissioner’s Office jointly announced Thursday, is designed to prevent new data privacy laws from having a chilling effect on businesses’ willingness to share information about cyber attacks with the government. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect in May 2018, allows national regulators such as the U.K.’s ICO to impose fines up to 4 percent of global revenue for data breaches. Th...
Tags: Science, European Union, Information Commissioner 's Office, NCSC, National Cyber Security Centre, U K cybersecurity agency


Japan's incoming imperial couple offers the nation something new

As they prepare to carve out identities as Japan's emperor and empress, hopes are high they will make the office both more international and more in touch with the lives of ordinary Japanese. "I think there's opportunities for this newest generation of imperial family members to embrace causes that push the envelope a little," said Shihoko Goto, an analyst at the Wilson Center, citing the 55-year-old Masako's experience as a diplomat. "They have a unique background and they have the interest, ...
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Major emperor penguin breeding ground gone barren since 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that for the past three years virtually nothing is hatching at Antarctica’s second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak. Usually 15,000 to 24,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins flock yearly to a breeding site at Halley Bay. […]
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Does China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited's (HKG:3996) CEO Pay Matter?

The CEO of China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited (HKG:3996) is Yanzhang Ding. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Then we'll...
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Amy Schumer's Instagram Post Nails the Gender Disparity in Medical Research

Amy Schumer shared an Instagram photo of herself and husband Chris Fischer walking. She commented that she is still pregnant and puking because of the gender disparity in medical treatment.
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Deep learning can help us eradicate suicide – but only if we let it

Humanity’s mental health crisis has reached pandemic proportions. Bluntly put: we don’t seem capable of solving the problem on our own. Cutting edge AI research shows a clear path forward, but society as a whole will have to accept the fact that mental health is real in order for us to take the first steps. Machine learning researchers in academia, government, and industry are all scrambling to adapt and apply modern artificial intelligence techniques – deep learning in particular – to the suici...
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