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We'd be lost without them: meet the team that runs GPS for the world

It was announced this week that the £1m QE Engineering Prize had been won by four individuals who pioneered the creation of The American Global Positioning System (GPS). Below, we republish a 2011 report by Paul Kendall who was given rare and exclusive access to the United States Air Force unit that operates the satellite system At 23 years-old, Joshua Williams seems a little young to be in charge of the Global Positioning System. Three years ago, it was still illegal for him to buy a drink. Two...
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Dangerous school commutes lead to student absenteeism

The more crime that occurs along a student's way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, Johns Hopkins University researchers found.
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Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory

Opinion Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory Fairfax, VA – -( Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.” Research into violence perpetrated with firearms isn’t in itse...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, Cdc, Hawaii, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, Rosenberg, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Gun Policy and Research, Rand Corporation, Aloha State, Mark Rosenberg, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA

Breakthrough A.I.-powered stethoscope diagnoses pneumonia like a robot doctor

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have invented a new, 21st-century version of the stethoscope, which can help better diagnose conditions like pneumonia using A.I. technology. The post Breakthrough A.I.-powered stethoscope diagnoses pneumonia like a robot doctor appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Pneumonia, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Johns Hopkins University, Stethoscope

Classic Hubris? The Rise And Fall Of The Newseum

“The distress sale of its building to Johns Hopkins University … has become a cautionary tale of bloated budgets and unrealized ambition. The museum has been weighted down by crushing debt and beset by management upheaval, and its downfall has long been foretold, but it is still a gut punch to an industry labeled the ‘enemy of the people’ by President Trump and struggling with digital-era financial troubles galore.” — The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Issues, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, 02.01.19

Giving the Humble Stethoscope an AI Upgrade Could Save Millions of Kids

the_newsbeagle writes: The stethoscope is a ubiquitous medical tool that has barely changed since it was invented in the early 1800s. But now a team of engineers, doctors, and public health researchers have come together to reinvent the tool using adaptive acoustics and AI. Their motivation is this statistic: Every year, nearly 1 million kids die of pneumonia around the world, with most deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The death toll is highest among children under the age of 5. The ...
Tags: Tech, South Asia, Saharan Africa, Johns Hopkins University

Newseum Building to Be Sold to Johns Hopkins for $372.5 Million

The struggling museum will have to find a new home in 2020, after years of running at a deficit.
Tags: News, Museums, Finances, Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University, Newseum, the Freedom Forum, Jan Neuharth

Newseum to Close D.C. Location After Sale to Johns Hopkins University

WASHINGTON — The Newseum, a museum dedicated to journalism and the First Amendment, and located in a prime piece of real estate along Pennsylvania Avenue, will close at the end of 2019. The Freedom Forum, the creator and primary funder of the museum, announced the closure as part of the building’s sale to Johns Hopkins […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Johns Hopkins, Pennsylvania Avenue, Johns Hopkins University, Newseum, Freedom Forum

Johns Hopkins buying Washington journalism museum’s building

BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins University is spending $372 million for a museum building on a prime stretch of real estate in the nation’s capital. The Freedom Forum on Friday announced the sale of the Newseum property in Washington situated on Pennsylvania Avenue between Congress and the White House. The Baltimore-based university intends to use […]
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The polar vortex will return, this time with the coldest temps of the year

It's coming back. The polar vortex — a deep mass of frigid air that rotates around the top of the world — has been knocked off balance, which means it's liable to spill cold air into the U.S. Although winter temperatures in the lower 48 states have generally been normal or warmer than average, a blast of intensely cold air first spilled down to the Midwest and the northeastern U.S. around January 20. Now, atmospheric scientists say it's likely to return at the end of January. For ...
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How A Teenager's Death Became A Political Weapon In Germany's Immigration Debate

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Yascha Mounk, associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, about how the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl by a refugee has activated fault lines and intense debate across Germany.
Tags: News, Germany, Npr, Johns Hopkins University, Yascha Mounk, Mary Louise Kelly

Why Does Alex Garland's 'Annihilation' Perpetuate the Hidden Figure of Henrietta Lacks?

None As is now standard for new films—and especially films that adapt source material and thus draw from an existing archive—the cinematic release of Alex Garland's Annihilation (2018) prompted a flurry of "easter egg" exposés. "A Small But Literary Easter Egg You Probably Missed" (Bustle); Some Biology Easter Eggs for You from Annihilation" (Medium); "The Easter Egg in Annihilation that Clarifies Everything" (Refinery29). The term "easter eggs" in media once referred to hidden messages, images...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hbo, Maryland, America, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Johns Hopkins, Hopkins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alex Garland, Lena, Portman, Garland, Johns Hopkins University, Nowell

Guns For Me, But Not For Thee

Fox News: Liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg bemoaned the lack of a private armed security force at Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater, due to the murder rate in Baltimore. The former mayor of New York City, who’s likely to run for president in 2020, has long been an advocate for gun control, but his comments on Tuesday raised eyebrows and accusations that his support of an armed private force on campus were at odds with his views on gun control. “When you have a city that has the murd...
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New Research Raises Concerns About the Dangers of Marijuana Use

Whatever your personal position on the subject of marijuana legalization, whether for medical or recreational use, a growing body of research reveals concerns over the potential harms caused by cannabis. The concerns are more than academic. With increasing public support (varying by demographic cohorts) for legalized marijuana, and 10 states legalizing recreational marijuana and 33 states where medical marijuana use is legal , the cannabis movement is just gaining steam. A new Pew R...
Tags: Psychology, California, Marijuana, Research, Cannabis, Substance Abuse, United States, Michigan, Pew Research Center, Mental Health And Wellness, Drug Use, Memory And Perception, Baby Boomers, Liu, Lancaster, Johns Hopkins University

A Typical Day in the Life of a College Student

I'm taking you through my full (busy) day at Hopkins.This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cengage Unlimited. The opinions and text are all mine.Hi everyone! I'm Kelly and I'm a junior at Johns Hopkins University; I also work as a blogger and the Social Media Director for CF! Today, I'm taking you through my daily routine as a college student, and also throwing in a few of my personal favorites for fashion and life in general.  Me when I was first admitted to Hopkins! Wha...
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Scientists detect a repeating signal from deep space, but its origin is a mystery

To begin, there's zero evidence it's aliens. But for just the second time, a team of astronomers detected a flash of repeating of radio waves emanating from beyond our Milky Way galaxy. Using a new, sprawling Canadian telescope dubbed CHIME — which is the size of six hockey rinks — scientists identified the short, repeating burst in the summer of 2018 and published their results Wednesday in the journal Nature.   The source of these super distant signals, from some 1.5 billion light y...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Belfast, Milky Way, University of Toronto, McGill University, Maguire, Tendulkar, Johns Hopkins University, Goddard Space, Queen 's University, Kate Maguire, Marc Kamionkowski, Shriharsh Tendulkar, Astrophysics Research Center

US Telcos Are Selling Access To Their Customers' Location Data, and That Data Reaches Bounty Hunters and Others Not Authorized To Possess It

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers' location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country, an investigation by news outlet Motherboard has found. From the report: Nervously, I gave a bounty hunter a phone number. He had offered to geolocate a phone for me, using a shady, overlooked service intended not for the cops, but for private individuals and businesses. Ar...
Tags: Oregon, US, Tech, United States, Sprint, Motherboard, Johns Hopkins University, T Mobile AT T, Thomas Rid, Motherboard Ron Wyden

Tholins: The red goo critical to life in the universe

Tholins are a broad group of organic compounds formed when simpler molecules are irradiated.They are extremely common in our solar system, and studies have shown that their properties are incredibly useful to emerging life.By tracking and understanding tholins, we might be able to find extraterrestrial life and even explain how life began on Earth. None It was no easy feat for life to get started on Earth. There was a long way to go from jumbles of dead molecules to the complicated machinery of ...
Tags: Science, Dna, Earth, Innovation, Universe, Evolution, Planets, Pluto, Carl Sagan, Astrobiology, Johns Hopkins University, Sagan, Sarah Hörst, Bishun Khare, Titan Europa Rhea Triton Pluto Ceres Makemake

China just landed a spacecraft on the moon's far side for the first time in history. Here's why the mission may be revolutionary.

On December 7, China launched the first-ever space mission to the lunar far side — the face of the moon we can't see from Earth. The mission, called Chang'e-4, set down a rover and lander on the lunar surface on Wednesday night (Thursday morning in China). The two Chinese-built robots will record unprecedented measurements of the moon's geology and chemistry in an ancient impact crater. The moon mission will also investigate whether the crater area could eventually house a powerful deep-space ...
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Johns Hopkins football coach Jim Margraff dies at 58

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jim Margraff, the winningest football coach in Johns Hopkins University’s history, has died at 58. Citing a release from the Baltimore university, news outlets report the former Hopkins quarterback who led his alma mater’s football program for 29 years died Wednesday at home. Less than a month ago, Margraff guided the Blue […]
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NASA’s New Horizons probe reveals the shape of its icy target: ‘It’s a snowman!’

LAUREL, Md. — The New Horizons spacecraft’s picture of an icy object 4 billion miles from Earth became a lot clearer today, and took on a surprisingly familiar shape. “It’s a snowman,” mission principal investigator Alan Stern, a planetary scientist from the Southwest Research Institute, said during a news briefing here at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. The two-balled shape reminded others of BB-8, the plucky droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It even has a BB-8is...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Johns Hopkins University, Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute, Applied Physics Laboratory

NASA is about to reveal the most distant object ever visited by humanity. Here's how to see New Horizons' close-up pictures for the first time.

NASA's New Horizons probe flew past a mysterious object 4 billion miles from Earth on New Year's Day. Called 2014 MU69 (and also known as Ultima Thule), it is now the most distant object humanity has ever explored.  It may take two years for all of the flyby photos and data to make it back to Earth, but scientists will unveil the first close-up pictures on Wednesday. NASA TV and Johns Hopkins University will host a live video broadcast showing the first images at 2 p.m. EST. Early in the mor...
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NASA Spacecraft Visits ‘Ultima Thule’, Icy World Past Pluto

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has survived humanity’s most distant exploration of another world. Ten hours after the middle-of-the-night encounter 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away, flight controllers in Laurel, Maryland, received word from the spacecraft late Tuesday morning. Cheers erupted at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, home to Mission Control. “We have a healthy spacecraft. We’ve just accomplished the most distant flyby,” announced ...
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Success! NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft ‘phones home’ from 4 billion miles away

LAUREL, Md. — NASA’s New Horizons science team today received confirmation that its spacecraft survived a New Year’s encounter with an icy world 4 billion miles away known as Ultima Thule — and it’s carrying a priceless load of data. “We have a healthy spacecraft,” mission operations manager Alice Bowman announced here at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. “We’ve just accomplished the most distant flyby. We are ready for Ultima Thule science transmissions … science to help us...
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"There’s a risk to thinking about genes all the time."

"He was a semiprofessional loose cannon... We become prisoners of our own persona," said Nathaniel Comfort, a science historian at Johns Hopkins University, quoted in "James Watson Won’t Stop Talking About Race/The Nobel-winning biologist has drawn global criticism with unfounded pronouncements on genetics, race and intelligence. He still thinks he’s right, a new documentary finds" (NYT). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Nasa sends final commands to New Horizons probe before historic flyby of Ultima Thule

Nasa flight controllers have sent their final set of commands to the space agency’s New Horizons spacecraft ahead of its planned historic flyby of the icy Ultima Thule. The spacecraft is on a path to pass by the 30-kilometre-wide body on Tuesday, marking a new record for the furthest object ever explored in the Solar System — roughly 6.5 billion kilometres from the Earth. “The spacecraft is healthy and we’re excited!” Alice Bowman, the mission operations manager, told reporters at Johns Hopkin...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Johns Hopkins University, Ultima Thule, Alice Bowman, Applied Physics Lab

Despite a government shutdown, NASA is broadcasting humanity's farthest-ever visit to an object in space. Here's how to watch coverage of the Ultima Thule flyby.

NASA's New Horizons probe is about to explore a mysterious object 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. The object is known as Ultima Thule, or 2014 MU69, and the flyby will occur at 12:33 a.m. EST on Tuesday (New Year's Day). Ultima Thule will be the most distant object humanity has ever visited. NASA TV and Johns Hopkins University will host live video feeds about the encounter starting on Monday (New Year's Eve). NASA is about to fly a nuclear-powered probe past the most distant object humanity h...
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Watch New Horizons probe ring in the New Year with record-setting Ultima Thule flyby

LAUREL, Md. — The sleeping bags are rolled out and the videos are cued up for a New Year’s celebration of cosmic proportions here at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, but the star of the show is still a mystery. That’ll change once NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flies past an icy object more than 4 billion miles from Earth, known as 2014 MU69 or Ultima Thule. The piano-sized probe is due to make its closest approach at 12:33 a.m. ET on New Year’s Day (9:33 p.m. PT Monday), n...
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The New Old Age: This Type of Illiteracy Could Hurt You

More than half of older Americans lack the skills to gather and understand medical information. Providers must simplify, researchers say.
Tags: News, Harvard University, Elderly, Medicare, Johns Hopkins University, Wichita State University, Medicine and Health, Reading and Writing Skills (Education

Words of the year 2018: Fritinancy edition

It’s time to say good riddance to 2018 and to play #WOTY, the word-nerd’s favorite game. The score so far: has chosen misinformation as its word of the year, with representation, self-made, and backlash) as runners-up; Oxford Dictionaries chose toxic (from a shortlist that included eight other words, one of them a former Fritinancy word of the week, gammon); Collins Dictionary selected single-use (runners-up: VAR, floss, and plogging); and Fresh Air language maven Geoff Nunberg...
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