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Facebook Users Talked Up Biomaterial in April, According to Facebook IQ

Facebook users were blinded by science in April, as biomaterial was one of Facebook IQ's Topics to Watch for the month. Biomaterial and associated topics organ printing, simple machine, polymer, biological engineering, molecule, Cornell University, tissue, organ (anatomy) and DNA saw conversation volume rise 3.4 times year-over-year and 2.9 times from March, driven mostly by...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Cornell University, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Users Talked Up Biomaterial


Facebook introduces ‘one strike’ policy to combat abuse of its live-streaming service

Facebook is cracking down on its live streaming service after it was used to broadcast the shocking mass shootings that left 50 dead at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand in March. The social network said today that it is implementing a ‘one strike’ rule that will prevent users who break its rules from using the Facebook Live service. “From now on, anyone who violates our most serious policies will be restricted from using Live for set periods of time — for example 30 days — starting on ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Instagram, Maryland, California, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Live, Computing, New Zealand, Myanmar


Scientists discover why supermarket tomatoes taste so bland

Scientists compared the genomes of 725 wild and cultivated tomatoes (a pan-genome) to the tomato genome that's used to represent all varieties. The representative genome was missing thousands of genes present in the pan-genome, including one that's responsible for imparting flavor to the vegetable.The good news is that breeders seem to have recently began selecting for flavor, so it's possible that store-bought tomatoes could soon start tasting better. None Ever wonder why those pale-orange toma...
Tags: Food, Science, Usda, Genetics, Innovation, Heinz, Cornell University, Nature Genetics, Giovanni, Ithaca New York, Zhangjun Fei, James Giovannoni


Devils’ Potential 4th-Round Draft Targets

The New Jersey Devils currently own one fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The pick is locked in at 96th overall and will be the Devils seventh selection through the first four rounds. Assuming general manager Ray Shero hangs onto the pick, here’s a look at some potential fourth-round targets for the club: Fourth Round, 96th Overall Domenick Fensore – D, USA NTDP (USHL) Domenick Fensore is flat-out one of the best skaters in the draft, which is why, despite being 5-foot-7,...
Tags: Usa, Russia, Sport, New Jersey, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, John Malone, Cornell University, New Jersey Devils, Boston University, Reid Boucher, Devils, Malone, Youngstown, Ray Shero


Building Trust Through Behavioral Integrity

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: Cornell University professor Dr. Tony Simons’ powerful article, “ The High Cost of Lost Trust ,” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2002. In that piece, he described his team’s efforts to examine a specific hypothesis (“Employee commitment drives customer service”) in the US operations of a major hotel chain. They interviewed over 7,000 employees at nearly 80 properties and found that employee commitment drives customer service, but, most criti...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Leadership, Trust, Integrity, US, Deloitte, Harvard Business Review, Cornell University, Chris, Simons, Maritz, Tony Simons, Dan McCarthy, S. Chris Edmonds, Ken Blanchard


Evercore ISI taps Palmer as a senior managing director

David Palmer has joined Evercore ISI as a senior managing director covering food producers and restaurants. Previously, he worked at RBC Capital Markets. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Evercore (NYSE: EVR) announced today that David Palmer has joined Evercore ISI as a Senior Managing Director covering Food Producers and Restaurants. Mr. Palmer has covered Food Producers and Restaurants for over 18 years, most recently for six years at RBC Capital Markets and previously for 12 ...
Tags: Asia, New York, Trends, People, Dave, Middle East, Palmer, Ubs, Cornell University, Evercore ISI, RBC Capital Markets, North America Europe, Mike Paliotta, Evercore, David Palmer, Food and Restaurants


Cornell scientists discover new 'jumping' superbug gene

While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell University food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world's few last-resort antibiotics.
Tags: Health, Cornell, Cornell University


New 'jumping' superbug gene discovered, resistant to last-resort antibiotic

While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell University food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world's few last-resort antibiotics.
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Pelosi Says Trump ‘Goading’ Dems To Impeach Him To Fire Up His Base

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) charged on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is “goading” Democrats to impeach him in an effort to rally his base. Pelosi brought up the subject of impeachment at an “Inside Congress” event hosted by Cornell University, according to CNBC. “Trump is goading us to impeach him,” the speaker declared. The President “knows it would be very divisive in the country, but he doesn’t really care,” Pelosi continued. “He just wants to solidify his base.” While several ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Democrats, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Cornell University, Trump, Pelosi, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA, Robert Mueller, 2020 Elections, Impeachment, Cristina Cabrera, CNBC Trump


On Compassion Sunday, you can change a child’s future

International (MNN) -- Millions of children worldwide live in extreme poverty. According to 2013 data, kids under the age of 18 make up half of the world’s poor. In other words, over 3.5 million kids worldwide face a future with little to no options. Matt Monberg with Compassion International says they’re the focus of Compassion Sunday. “These are children who - their families are living on less than $1.90 a day. That's really, really crushing extreme poverty.” How poverty affects ...
Tags: US, United States, Evans, Jesus, Cornell University, Compassion International, Matt Monberg, Monberg, Kat Jayne, Gary W Evans, Pexels Evans


Cornell University study uncovers relationship between starch digestion gene and gut bacteria

A newly discovered relationship between genetic variation and the gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalize their recommendations.
Tags: Health, Cornell University


Study reveals link between starch digestion gene, gut bacteria

A newly discovered relationship between genetic variation and the gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalize their recommendations. People with a high number of copies of a gene called AMY1, which expresses a salivary enzyme for breaking down starch, correlated strongly with a certain profile of gut and mouth bacteria, according to a new Cornell University study.
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Facebook open-sources Ax and BoTorch to simplify AI model optimization

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today launched Ax and BoTorch, two new open-source AI tools. BoTorch, which, as the name implies, is based on PyTorch, is a library for Bayesian optimization. That’s a pretty specialized tool. Ax, on the other hand, is the more interesting launch, as it’s a general-purpose platform for managing, deploying and automating AI experiments. Both tools, though, are part of the same overall work at Facebook, which focuses on what the company calls “adaptive e...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Developer, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Cornell University, Spisak, PyTorch, F8 2019, Facebook Ax


Booking.com Introduces Scholarships for Universities in the U.S. at Inaugural Code-a-thon With Women Empowerment Activist and Actress Laura Dern

Booking.com, one of the world's largest digital travel e-commerce companies, announced new scholarship initiatives with two leading universities in the U.S. last night during a reception at the brand's inaugural Women in Tech Code-a-thon with women empowerment activist and award-winning actress Laura Dern. Introduced to provide female students with necessary funding to advance their education in STEM, scholarships will be granted to undergraduate students at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ge...
Tags: Travel, Laura Dern, Cornell University, Atlanta Georgia, Spelman College, Ithaca New York


Pest-killing fungi could protect NYS grapes, apples from invasive insect

Cornell University-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge.
Tags: New York, Cornell University


BTI's Maria Harrison elected to National Academy of Sciences

(Boyce Thompson Institute) Maria Harrison, William H. Crocker Professor at Boyce Thompson Institute and Adjunct Professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.At BTI, researchers in Harrison's lab study the mechanisms by which flowering plants exchange nutrients with symbiotic soil fungi, which could eventually help reduce the use of fertilizer in agriculture.
Tags: Cornell University, National Academy of Sciences, Harrison, BTI, Boyce Thompson Institute, Maria Harrison, Maria Harrison William H Crocker, School of Integrative Plant Science




Environmental Hypocrites of the Left

George Monbiot recently expressed a carefully calibrated environmental message that allows people on the environmental left to feel self-righteous without making any real sacrifice. In a video that was shared widely, including by celebrities such as James Corden, the British writer argues that the only way to help the environment is to change the “big, structural, political economic stuff.” Monbiot concludes that we need to “go straight to the heart of capitalism and overthrow it.” At the same t...
Tags: Science, Washington, United States, Farmers, James Corden, Cornell University, University Of Michigan, George Monbiot, Monbiot


Elon Musk Was Right: Cheap Cameras Could Replace Lidar on Self-Driving Cars, Researchers Find

Among the many tidbits of wisdom that Elon Musk dropped at a Tesla company investor event on Monday was the revelation that Lidar, a laser-based scanning technology that images objects in 3D, was “friggin’ stupid,” and that “...anyone relying on LiDAR is doomed.” It seemed a grandiose claim given how many autonomous…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Research, Tesla, Sensors, Cameras, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Lidar, Cornell, Cornell University


Scientists Create 'Living' Machines That Eat, Grow, and Evolve

elainerd (Slashdot reader #94,528) shares an article from The Next Web: Scientists from Cornell University have successfully constructed DNA-based machines with incredibly life-like capabilities. These human-engineered organic machines are capable of locomotion, consuming resources for energy, growing and decaying, and evolving. Eventually they die. That sure sounds a lot like life, but Dan Luo, professor of biological and environmental engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Scienc...
Tags: Tech, Cornell, Cornell University, Dan Luo, Slashdot, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Shogo Hamada, Stanford Chronicle


Cornell scientists create ‘living’ machines that eat, grow, and evolve

The field of robotics is going through a renaissance thanks to advances in machine learning and sensor technology. Each generation of robot is engineered with greater mechanical complexity and smarter operating software than the last. But what if, instead of painstakingly designing and engineering a robot, you could just tear open a packet of primordial soup, toss it in the microwave on high for two minutes, and then grow your own ‘lifelike’ robot? If you’re a Cornell research team, you’d grow a...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Robots, Cornell, Cornell University


Cornell engineers create artificial material with 3 key traits of life

Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA. None Cornell University engineers have created an artificial material that has three key traits of life - metabolism, self-assembly and organization.The engineers were able to pull off such a feat by using DNA in order to make machines from biomaterials that would have charact...
Tags: Biology, Dna, Future, Chemistry, Robots, Innovation, Biomimicry, Cornell, Cornell University, Synthetic Biology, Dan Luo, Biomechanics, Assembly, Luo, Cyborg, Nanoscale


Scientists create a "lifelike" material that has metabolism and can self-reproduce

Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA. None Cornell University engineers have created an artificial material that has three key traits of life — metabolism, self-assembly and organization. The engineers were able to pull off such a feat by using DNA in order to make machines from biomaterials that would have charac...
Tags: Biology, Dna, Future, Chemistry, Robots, Innovation, Biomimicry, Cornell, Cornell University, Dan Luo, Assembly, Luo, Cyborg, Hamada, Shogo Hamada


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Great LEXpectations 2. Library Boy 3. Labour Pains 4. Condo Adviser 5. Avoid a Claim Great LEXpectations New Guide – Create an Alert in CanLII Using Lexbox Last year we created a guide tha...
Tags: Law, Canada, Kingston, Cornell University, Cbc, Manitoba, Monday’s Mix, Canopy Growth Corporation, Labour Pains, Tom Bruce, Tom Bruce Pioneer, Legal Information Institute LII




A focus on diversity reaps rewards for this Los Angeles investor

The Los Angeles startup scene has come a long way in the three-and-a-half years since Marlon Nichols, Troy Carter and Trevor Thomas launched Cross Culture Ventures. The city and its surrounding Orange County exurbs were at the beginning of a venture capital surge that has seen invested capital in the region rise from $3.63 billion in 2015 to $6 billion last year. Since Cross Culture landed on the Los Angeles scene with a $50 million fund, Nichols and his partners have notched three exits and ...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Europe, Nordstrom, New York, London, Boston, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Intel, Palo Alto, University, United States


The Real Reason America Has Never Had A Female President

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.When you have conversations with people, few will admit that they think a woman president is a bad idea, in theory. In fact, many will enthusiastically say "it's time" for a woman in the White House. According to a recent study, 52% of Americans, including 60% of women and 45% of men, say they would feel "very comfortable" having a female president. A 2...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Warren, Cornell University, Alexa, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Quinnipiac, Sen Al Franken


The Real Reason Why America Has Never Had A Female President

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.When you have conversations with people, few will admit that they think a woman president is a bad idea, in theory. In fact many will enthusiastically say "it's time" for a female president. According to a recent study, 52% of Americans, including 45% of men and 60% of women, say they would feel "very comfortable" having a female president. A 2008 arti...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Senate, Massachusetts, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Warren, Cornell University, Alexa, Al Franken, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Quinnipiac, Sen Al Franken


Tom Bruce, Pioneer of the Free Access to Law Movement, Retiring From Cornell in June

Tom Bruce, who helped launch the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University in 1992, will be retiring as its director at the end of June 2019. LII is the mother of all the “little” LIIs (like CanLII here in Canada), websites in dozens of countries that make legal information available for free to citizens. They all form part of the wonderful Free Access to Law Movement. In his goodbye message, Bruce writes: “Most of all, I am proud of all of the things that the LII has become, of al...
Tags: Law, Canada, Cornell, Cornell University, Bruce, Bob Wilson, Legal Information, Tom Bruce, Tom Bruce Pioneer, Legal Information Institute LII


AI agent offers rationales using everyday language to explain its actions

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers, in collaboration with Cornell University and University of Kentucky, have developed an artificially intelligent (AI) agent that can automatically generate natural language explanations in real-time to convey the motivations behind its actions.
Tags: Cornell University, University of Kentucky, Georgia Institute of Technology