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Chris Lattner, who created the programming language Swift when he was at Apple, was blown away by how fast it grew. Now, he says Swift's future is in machine learning

23 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Chris Lattner, senior vice president of platform engineering at SiFive, started building the programming language Swift in 2010 when he still worked at Apple, and it's now used...
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Opinion: Digital therapeutics vs. digital care: defining the landscape

5 days ago   |   STAT

The conversations I had at this year's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference were a microcosm of a dominant narrative coming out of one of the industry's most influential weeks...
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China is using mass surveillance tech to fight new coronavirus spread

6 days ago   |   New Scientist

QR codes, tracking apps and drones at toll booths are just some of the tech tools China is deploying to monitor the spread of the new coronavirus
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Our Matters Arising article was accepted at Nature

7 days ago   |   Harvard

February 17, 2020Congratulations to Junho, Boxun, and August! Our rebuttal against a recent Nature paper that reported extensive somatic APP recombination in neurons of aging...
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STAT Plus: Health apps collecting sensitive data need more transparent terms of service, law experts argue

11 days ago   |   STAT

We've all been there. We've downloaded a new app or visited a website that requires us to enter personal data and immediately been presented with a long agreement that we have...
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Consumer Smartwatches for Collecting Self-Report and Sensor Data: App Design and Engagement

13 days ago   |   Harvard   |   2 articles

Beukenhorst A.L., Sergeant J.C., Little M.A., McBeth J., and Dixon W.G. 2018. “ Consumer Smartwatches for Collecting Self-Report and Sensor Data: App Design and Engagement .”...
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How the weather affects the pain of citizen scientists using a smartphone app

13 days ago   |   Harvard

William G. Dixon, Anna L. Beukenhorst, Belay B. Yimer, Louise Cook, Antonio Gasparrini, Tal El-Hay, Bruce Hellman, Ben James, Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera, Malcolm Maclure, Ricardo...
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Democrats are reaching farmers with an exciting message: green agriculture | Art Cullen

14 days ago   |   The Guardian

Every leading Democratic candidate supports a form of conservation that can reduce greenhouse gases and create jobs in rural America Something you might have missed amid all...
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NURVV secures $9m venture round

15 days ago   |   UKTN

Fresh from a launch at CES 2020, NURVV, the biomechanics innovator using British science to disrupt the global wearables industry has announced it has closed its first venture...
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Using a sequential multiple assignment randomized trial to develop an adaptive K-2 literacy intervention with personalized print texts and app-based digital activities

17 days ago   |   Harvard

James S. Kim, Catherine A. Asher, Mary Burkhauser, Laura Mesite, and Diana Leyva. 2019. “ Using a sequential multiple assignment randomized trial to develop an adaptive K-2...
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Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

The NASA mathematician who served as the inspiration for hit 2016 film Hidden Figures has passed away at the age of 101. Katherine Johnson was one of several influential... Read more ...

Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man...

Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man in space?

KATHERINE JOHNSON has died at the age of 101, NASA has confirmed and paid tribute to the woman who helped put the first American into space. Read more ...

Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

Jankins Hankins. 2017. “ Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism .” In Re-envisioning Christian humanism : Education and the restoration of humanity, edited by Jens Zimmerman... Read more ...

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

A self-styled daredevil who wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the Earth is flat has died after his homemade rocket crashed. ‘Mad' Mike Hughes was killed on... Read more ...

Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander

Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander

Enlarge / ESA's ExoMars rover and Russia's stationary surface science platform are scheduled for launch in July 2020, The European and Russian space agencies have announced... Read more ...

The case for biosynthesis: 5 problems with cannabinoids derived from plant...

The case for biosynthesis: 5 problems with cannabinoids derived from plant cultivation

As we look at the current and future market demands for cannabinoid ingredients, large consumer buyers are focused on purity, consistency and stability of supply. For a host of... Read more ...

Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China

Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China

James Hankins. 2019. “ Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China .” American Affairs, 3, 4, Pp. 154-167. Publisher's Version Read more ...

Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master...

Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo ” at the Firenze Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.)

James Hankins. 2019. “ Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo ” at the Firenze Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.) .” The New Criterion... Read more ...

Manetti's Socrates and the Socrateses of Antiquity

Manetti's Socrates and the Socrateses of Antiquity

James Hankins. 2019. “ Manetti's Socrates and the Socrateses of Antiquity .” In Brill's Companion to the Reception of Socrates, edited by Christopher Moore, Pp. 619-634... Read more ...

Locust plague: Threat to Africa emerges as swarms of Desert Locust breed in...

Locust plague: Threat to Africa emerges as swarms of Desert Locust breed in the millions

LOCUST swarms have invaded the Horn of Africa and the Middle East with millions of hungry insects breeding at alarming rates, the United Nations has warned. Read more ...