Before the existence of LSFM technology, it was considered impossible to capture high-quality images of biological processes such as organ development at the single cell level. Because cells are the building blocks of organs and tissues, understanding their behavior — and how this behavior can go awry — is crucial to MSK’s mission to prevent, control and cure cancer. … [Read more...] about Annual Grassroots Campaign Raises $1 Million in One Month for Cancer-Fighting Technology
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Even more daunting are questions about performance—how effective are they at preventing mass shootings? Chipman says gun-detection camera systems might only be useful in a mass-shooting scenario that plays out over an extended period of time. The Dayton shooting, as he notes, was over in 30 seconds. So in a nearly identical scenario, he believes there would be little to no value to law enforcement. And, based on his experience as an ATF agent, Chipman says the primary goal of law enforcement in responding to a critical incident like a mass shooting would be to identify as quickly as possible those people carrying a gun. The next step is to determine who the good guys are. … [Read more...] about How gun-detection technology promises to help prevent mass shootings
How is the time decided? The clock is maintained by members of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. They monitor risks to humanity, looking at everything from nuclear proliferation to developments in artificial intelligence. … [Read more...] about What is the Doomsday Clock – and what is the current time?
With declines in other areas of its software business, Minecraft is a vital prize for Microsoft – but it is also a fragile one. “My dream would be to see an official marketplace for mods, browsable in-game or via the Microsoft Store,” says Ratcliffe about the move toward a unified C++ edition. “This would allow authors to make revenue from their mods and work on them full time, raising the quality of content. Microsoft would have to be careful, however: Valve were hit by a massive user backlash when they tried to build a similar system on Steam Workshop this summer.” … [Read more...] about Minecraft Education Edition: why it’s important for every fan of the game
“Let me just say again, it’s a complicated issue,” Mnuchin said. “We’ve made very clear that it relates to all of the critical areas that we have significant concerns. But again, there’s ongoing discussion on these issues.” … [Read more...] about United States cautions Britain over Huawei