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Discovery may lead to precision-based strategy for triple negative breast cancer

A researcher in the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Maryland, recently reported several important findings related to triple negative breast cancer and its future treatment in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
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Trump Ignores ‘Gathering Momentum’ Of Far-Right Violence Worldwide

In the immediate aftermath of the Christchurch mosque attacks, President Donald Trump said only a “small group of people that have very, very serious problems” adhere to white nationalist ideology. But experts who study far-right extremism say that the Trump administration is ignoring the clear and present danger posed by racist violence. Though inadequate and inconsistent tracking of these crimes makes it more difficult to accurately assess them, experts told TPM, the numbers that do exist s...
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What Ivanka & Her Dad Have In Common: Stealing Other People's Ideas

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every week.One of the reasons we regularly write about Ivanka Trump is because her position actually comes with a lot of power. As a presidential advisor to her father in the most chaotic White House ever, she reportedly has a great deal of freedom to set her own agenda. And she has, admirably, focused her agenda on issues that affect women, both globally and in the United States, from...
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An Animated Introduction to the Chaotic Brilliance of Jean-Michel Basquiat: From Homeless Graffiti Artist to Internationally Renowned Painter

By the late 1970s, New York City had fallen into such a shambolic state that nobody could have been expected to notice the occasional streak of additional spray paint here and there. But somehow the repeated appearance of the word "SAMO" caught the attention of even jaded Lower Manhattanites. That tag signified the work of Al Diaz and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the latter of whom would create work that, four decades later, would sell for over $110 million at auction, a record-breaking number ...
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Fabric That Can Switch Between Heating and Cooling

While the race to create the most versatile fabric has yielded significant offerings from the likes of The North Face and Columbia, a pair of researchers at the University of Maryland may have made the next promising push. Their fabric is made from two yarns—one to absorb water and one to repel it. Together, they react to moisture from your body. When you sweat, the …
Tags: Design, Clothing, Gear, Apparel, University Of Maryland, Columbia, North Face, Linkaboutit, The North Face, Fabrics, Insulated Fabric, Material Innovation


Researchers Have Created an All-Season Fabric That Can Switch Between Heating and Cooling You

It doesn’t look as flashy as the outdoor gear that lures your eyes (and dollars) at stores like REI, but this simple piece of fabric, developed by researchers at the University of Maryland, could help someday replace your seasonal wardrobes with clothing that keeps you either warm or cool all year round.Read more...
Tags: Science, Clothing, University Of Maryland, Columbia, Fabric, The North Face, Fabrics


Basketball players sue ‘Fortnite’ game makers over dance

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players are suing the makers of “Fortnite,” claiming the video game’s creators misappropriated a dance they popularized online. The federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Maryland, accuses North Carolina-based Epic Games Inc. of unfairly profiting from the “Running Man Challenge” dance that Jared Nickens and […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Maryland, Entertainment, Nation, North Carolina, University Of Maryland, Greenbelt, Md AP, Epic Games Inc, Jared Nickens


Multilingual Parallel Bible Corpus.

This is excellent: Here you can find a multilingual parallel corpus created from translations of the Bible. This an effort to create a parallel corpus containing as many languages as possible that could be used for a number of NLP tasks. Using the Book, Chapter and Verse indices the corpus is aligned (almost) at a sentence level. (There are cases where two verses in one language are translated as one in another) Following a similar effort by Philip Resnik and Mari Broman Olsen at the University ...
Tags: Facebook, Uncategorized, Linguistics, University Of Maryland, NLP, Philip Resnik, Mari Broman Olsen


How Jet Lag Is Affected By the Direction You’re Flying

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - How Jet Lag Is Affected By the Direction You’re Flying Do you suffer from jet lag on either long or short flights? Assuming the answer is yes, then the direction you’re flying might have a direct impact on the severity of the jet lag. A study at the University of Maryland concluded that our natural circadian cycle is affected not just by time zones but... The post How Jet Lag Is Affected By the Direction You’re Flying appeared first on Peter Green...
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A troubling new map shows what your city's climate will look like in 60 years. San Francisco will feel like LA, and New York will be more like Arkansas.

A new study shows what the climates of various US cities might look like in 60 years. New York City will have a climate like the one Arkansas has today. The Bay Area will feel more like Los Angeles. The research is accompanied by an interactive map that lets users see which place currently has a climate that's similar to what their city might experience in the future.  The study's authors found that overall, if carbon-dioxide emissions continue to increase unabated, the climate in North Americ...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, California, La, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Canada, Arkansas, Mexico City, Portland, Noaa, Greenland, North America


A troubling new map shows what your city's climate may look like in 60 years. San Francisco may feel like Los Angeles, and New York may be more like Arkansas.

A new study shows what the climates of various US cities might be like in 60 years. New York City will have a climate like the one Arkansas has today. The Bay Area will feel more like Los Angeles. The research is accompanied by an interactive map that lets users see which place has a climate that's similar to what their city might experience in the future.  The study's authors found that overall, if carbon-dioxide emissions continue to increase unabated, the climate in North American cities wi...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, California, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Canada, Arkansas, Mexico City, Portland, Greenland, North America, University Of Maryland, Bay Area


A troubling new map shows what your city's climate will look like in 60 years. San Francisco will feel like Los Angeles, and New York will be more like Arkansas.

A new study shows what the climates of various US cities might be like in 60 years. New York City will have a climate like the one Arkansas has today. The Bay Area will feel more like Los Angeles. The research is accompanied by an interactive map that lets users see which place has a climate that's similar to what their city might experience in the future.  The study's authors found that overall, if carbon-dioxide emissions continue to increase unabated, the climate in North American cities wi...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, California, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Canada, Arkansas, Mexico City, Portland, Greenland, North America, University Of Maryland, Bay Area


A depression drug that's been called 'the most important discovery in half a century' just got a big step closer to FDA approval (JNJ)

A first-of-its-kind treatment for depression got a big nod from a group of scientists convened by the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. Experts concluded that the drug, called esketamine and inspired by ketamine, is safe and effective. In addition, they said the drug's benefits outweighed its risks. Their input will play a key role in the FDA's final approval decision, expected in March. If given the official green light, the drug would be the first novel therapeutic for depression i...
Tags: US, Trends, Ubs, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Ketamine, University Of Maryland, Johnson Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Fairview Health Services, Janssen, Steven Meisel, Wilson Compton, Julie Zito


Universities in Maryland reckon with past yearbook photos

BALTIMORE (AP) — Universities in Maryland are now grappling with racist images in yearbooks from the 1960s and 1970s. The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that a fraternity page from a 1970 University of Maryland yearbook shows members imitating a lynching. Yearbook pages from another fraternity in the 1960s include references to minstrel shows as well […]
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Magical new nanotube-infused fabric cools you in summer, warms you in winter

Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed a next-generation textile that's able to automatically change its properties to keep us at the perfect temperature year-round. The post Magical new nanotube-infused fabric cools you in summer, warms you in winter appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, University Of Maryland, Textiles, Fabric, Materials Science, Emerging Tech


From Avid Fan to Media Fellow

In the music world, being a fan isn’t a bad gig. Unlike musicians, you can book yourself, so to speak, at any venue you want. You don’t have to go on the road unless you want to. You can avoid promoting yourself, finding a record label, and coming up with music to play. Of course you’ll never be applauded by an audience, yet you’ll almost always be thanked for “coming out tonight” by the musicians you go to see. You’ll never be applauded, yet you’ll almost always be thanked for “coming out.” I...
Tags: Religion, New York Times, Steve Reich, Wisconsin, John, Bela Fleck, Seattle, Sam, Will, University Of Maryland, Commentary, Eastern Europe, Mozart, Alex Ross, John Cage, Howard


Grab a magnifying glass and feast your eyes on the world’s tiniest walking robot

Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed what may well be the world’s tiniest four-legged crawling robot, measuring smaller than the size of an ant’s head. Check it out. The post Grab a magnifying glass and feast your eyes on the world’s tiniest walking robot appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Robot, University Of Maryland, Emerging Tech, Quadruped Robot


Overwhelming majority of Americans believe U.S. should remain in controversial arms accord

Two-thirds of respondents oppose abandoning the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and favor pursuing diplomacy to resolve the dispute over Russia's compliance with the 1987 arms accord, according to a survey conducted by the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland and the university’s Center for International and Security Studies.
Tags: News, Russia, University Of Maryland, Program for Public Consultation, Center for International


This walking microrobot is smaller than an ant's head

The 3D-printed robot above weighs just one milligram and is only 2.5mm at its longest point. Designed by University of Maryland mechanical engineer Ryan St. Pierre and his colleagues, it is likely the smallest walking robot in the world. Video of the microbot scurrying along is below. From IEEE Spectrum: Like its predecessors, this robot is far too small for traditional motors or electronics. Its legs are controlled by external magnetic fields acting on tiny cubic magnets embedded in the rob...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Robots, Robotics, University Of Maryland, Microrobots, Microrobotics, Ryan St Pierre


U. Of Maryland President Delays Retirement By One Year After Football Death

Wallace Loh, who had previously announced he would retire after the death of Jordan McNair, says he will stay on an extra year while the University of Maryland conducts a search for a new leader.(Image credit: The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
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University head staying until June 2020 in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will remain at the state’s flagship university through June 2020, after he initially announced plans to retire at the end of this school year in the aftermath of a football player’s death. Board of Regents Chair Linda Gooden announced Wednesday that Loh is leading several […]
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Paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago now Online

“City Park” by William Merritt Chase. Credit: Art Institute of Chicago Great news for art lovers and beauty-lovers of all types. Through its recent website redesign, the Art Institute of Chicago has given us all the chance to experience great works online, in high resolution and the ability to zoom in for detail. Here’s the collection. “Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre” by Peter Doig. Credit: Art Institute of Chicago This gift to art-lovers was released into the public domain, which m...
Tags: Google, Gardening, David Hockney, University Of Maryland, Peter Doig, Art Institute of Chicago, William Merritt, La Grande Jatte, Creative Commons Zero, But is it Art, George Seurat, Art Institute of Chicago Great, Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre, Art Institute of Chicago Turning on to High Res, Marcia Weisman, Art Institute of Chicago Paintings


3 superb arguments for why we live in a matrix – and 3 arguments that refute them

The simulation argument was first put forth in a paper published in 2003 by philosopher Nick Bostrom. Bostrom assigns less than a 50 percent probability that we're living in a simulated universe.Some physicists believe that we can test this scientifically. Are we living in a simulation? This idea has been explored on a number of levels. While there has been a fair share of sophomoric musings and half-baked proposals surrounding the hypothesis — usually in hazy podcast studios and college dorm r...
Tags: Earth, Mit, Physics, Frankfurt, Harvard University, Innovation, Philosophy, Simulation, University Of Maryland, Carroll, Lisa Randall, Jehovah, Isaac Asimov, Bostrom, Matrix, Asimov


Honey bee parasites feed on fatty organs, not blood

Among the many threats to honey bee colonies around the world, one stands alone: the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. For decades, researchers assumed that varroa mites feed on blood, like many of their mite and tick cousins. But new University of Maryland-led research suggests that varroa mites have a voracious appetite for a honey bee organ called the fat body, which serves many of the same vital functions carried out by the human liver.
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Chris Halaschek of Pindrop: As Smart Speakers Rise in Popularity, Synthetic Speech and Voice Synthesis is Something We Need to be Ready For

The huge annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is wrapping up today, and it seems for the second year in a row smart devices with voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant were the talk of the show… pun intended.  With Amazon recently announcing they’ve sold over 100 million Echo devices, and analyst estimates saying Google has sold about half that amount of Google Home devices, it’s easy to see that we’re getting quite used to interacting with smart devices.  But in order of...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Interviews, Sales, Atlanta, Dc, West Coast, Einstein, University Of Maryland, Alexa, Cto, Pindrop, Voice Synthesis, Google Home, Google Duplex, Chris Halaschek


Researchers Fool ReCAPTCHA With Google's Own Speech-To-Text Service

Researchers at the University of Maryland have managed to trick Google's reCaptcha system by using Google's own speech-to-text service. "[The researchers] claim that their CAPTCHA-fooling method, unCaptcha, can fool Google's reCaptcha, one of the most popular CAPTCHA systems currently used by hundreds of thousands of websites, with a 90 percent success rate," reports Motherboard. From the report: The researchers originally developed UnCaptcha in 2017, which uses Google's own free speech-to-text ...
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Google-whisperers beat reCaptcha voice challenge with 90% success rate

Code's up on Github and Google's fine with that University of Maryland researchers have given Google a "welcome to 2019" gift by breaking its latest reCaptcha audio challenge.…
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Will Pelosi Open The Floor To Bipartisan Ideas?

She has agreed to a more open process, but amendments backed by both parties have become a rarity in polarized Washington. Nancy Pelosi is returning as speaker of the House of Representatives amid a partisan standoff that has made it virtually impossible to move forward on major legislation requiring the support of both Democrats and Republicans. Now, she has a chance to fix at least part of the problem. Prodded by some House Democrats, in late November she agreed to establish a more open pr...
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Videos show response after Maryland player Jordan McNair suffered heatstroke

A police officer grew frustrated as medics walked through the University of Maryland to treat football player Jordan McNair days before his death.
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Researchers make liquid crystals do the twist

Researchers from the University of Maryland have for the first time measured an effect that was predicted more than 40 years ago, called the Casimir torque.
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