MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ / AP Apple’s new watch can screen for heart problems. But doctors are increasingly worried about the dangers of testing healthy people for disease. by ALEXIS C. MADRIGAL and LOLADE FADULU The new Apple Watch, unveiled yesterday in Cupertino, California, possesses a new and startling capability: It can monitor the electrical pulses that drive the heart’s activity, and proactively alert users who it has determined might have a condition called atrial fibrillation. The FDA has voiced its approval, Apple said, and the new product goes on sale this fall. Reaction was predictably positive: Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of … Continue reading Should Your Watch Monitor Your Heart?
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by: Mike Adams (Natural News) At least twelve operating nuclear reactors are in the predicted path of Hurricane Florence, which has been upgraded to a category 4 storm as it surges toward the U.S. East Coast. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which offers an interactive map of active nuclear reactors, two plants are vulnerable to both heavy rainfall and the expected storm surge which could bring a surge of up to 20 feet of ocean water pouring into coastal areas. Those two reactors, located NE of Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, are known as “Brunswick Steam Electric … Continue reading Fukushima in America? Twelve nuclear power plants are in the path of Hurricane Florence… flooding, storm surge threaten cooling operations
Adobe Stock by Dan Robitzski If artificial intelligence were to run the world, it wouldn’t be so bad — it could objectively make decisions on exactly the kinds of things humans tend to screw up. But if we’re gonna hand over the reins to AI, it’s gotta be fair. And so far, it’s not. AI trained on datasets that were annotated or curated by people tend to learn the same racist, sexist, or otherwise bigoted biases of those people. Slowly, programmers seem to be correcting for these biases. But even if we succeed at keeping our own prejudice out of our code, it seems that … Continue reading Left Unchecked, Artificial Intelligence Can Become Prejudiced All On Its Own
RUNE FISKER / QUANTA MAGAZINE By picking up on patterns too subtle for humans to notice, non-line-of-sight imaging can see around corners and through walls by NATALIE WOLCHOVERQUANTA While vacationing on the coast of Spain in 2012, the computer-vision scientist Antonio Torralba noticed stray shadows on the wall of his hotel room that didn’t seem to have been cast by anything. Torralba eventually realized that the discolored patches of wall weren’t shadows at all, but rather a faint, upside-down image of the patio outside his window. The window was acting as a pinhole camera—the simplest kind of camera, in which light rays … Continue reading When Shadows Are Not What They Seem
Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it. by YUVAL NOAH HARARI I. The Growing Fear of Irrelevance There is nothing inevitable about democracy. For all the success that democracies have had over the past century or more, they are blips in history. Monarchies, oligarchies, and other forms of authoritarian rule have been far more common modes of human governance. The emergence of liberal democracies is associated with ideals of liberty and equality that may … Continue reading Why Technology Favors Tyranny
A hidden passage we never knew existed. by MICHELLE STARR Did you know you have tiny tunnels in your head? That’s OK, no one else did either until recently! But that’s exactly what a team of medical researchers have just found in mice and humans – tiny channels that connect skull bone marrow to the lining of the brain. The research shows they may provide a direct route for immune cells to rush from the marrow into the brain in the event of damage. Previously, scientists had thought immune cells were transported via the bloodstream from other parts of the … Continue reading Scientists Have Found Secret Tunnels Between The Skull And The Brain
By Jeff Rense 8-26-18 Like most of us, I have watched hurricanes via aerial and satellite photos all my life. Huge, masses of moisture, wind and POWER spiraling counterclockwise (reverse in the Southern Hemisphere) and often doing enormous damage when these monsters make landfall. How big was Hurricane Lane? How large was the danger posed to the US Military on and around Oahu? It was SO large, there was a highest level US Navy alert and warning issued a couple days before Hurricane Lane was due to slam into Oahu… potentially causing hundreds of millions in damage to military installations … Continue reading Watch Hurricane Lane Be Destroyed By HAARP-Like EMF Just Before It Was To Hit US Military Bases On Oahu – Photos