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Tell the FDA what you fear more: Zika, or GMO mosquitoes?
Technology
Published in 13-5-2016
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Fear is also a common theme, but there's a split over what people find more frightening: genetic engineering, or birth defects linked to Zika. Supporters include: several mosquito control districts in Florida, an Anguilla resident worried about Zika's effect on Caribbean tourism, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the global pest control company Rentokil, agricultural trade groups, deans ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Prince's autopsy, toxicology tests may resolve uncertainties
Technology
Published in 13-5-2016
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Determining whether the music superstar died of a drug overdose will likely involve not only tests of his blood, urine, liver tissue and fluid from the eyes, it also will require compiling evidence from Prince's medicine cabinet, his medical history and possibly information from witnesses and those who knew him. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office did not release a preliminary cause o ...>>
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Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts
Technology
Published in 13-5-2016
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(AP) Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won't be snuffed out soon after recovering from threats to their survival. Charging hunters and trappers for licenses also provides a revenue source for state wildlife agencies. Before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service makes a final ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Online neighbors forum alters rules to stop racial profiling
Technology
Published in 13-5-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Nextdoor.com., a forum meant to let neighbors share recommendations on plumbers or ask for help finding missing dogs, is struggling with claims that people are using it to racially profile those they find suspicious. Wendy Patrick, a San Diego State University business ethics lecturer and attorney, said the site functions like virtual neighborhood watch communities, with the g ...>>
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Apple partners with commercial software giant SAP
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple has announced a new partnership with German software giant SAP to develop mobile apps that business customers can use on iPhones and iPad tablets. Apple has a similar arrangement with IBM to develop specialized apps for airline workers, sales clerks and other business users.
Reference: www.chron.com
Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
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MIAMI (AP) British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases. Deployment of the mosquitoes against the Aedes aegypti species in the Cayman Islands is a major advance for Oxitec, which has promoted the method heavily as an environmental ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Study strengthens suspected link between Zika and paralysis
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause. [...] last year, when Zika outbreaks were being reported in Brazil for the first time, doctors also saw a dramatic increase in severe brain-related birth defects in babies born to women infected duri ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
For virtual reality makers, a new version of an old struggle
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
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After delaying orders because of component shortages and angering wannabe early adopters, VR company Oculus is confronting another headache as it seeks to technologically and culturally establish the immersive medium. In less than four weeks after the March 28 launch of the $600 system, cunning amateur coders figured out how to unlock the cartoony platforming game "Lucky's Tale" and VR vigne ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
    1050 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated. "Millions of kids are being introduced to nicotine every year, a new generation ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Apple partners with commercial software giant SAP
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
    704 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple has announced a new partnership with German software giant SAP to develop mobile apps that business customers can use on iPhones and iPad tablets. Apple has a similar arrangement with IBM to develop specialized apps for airline workers, sales clerks and other business users.
Reference: www.chron.com
Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
    290 Visits
MIAMI (AP) British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases. Deployment of the mosquitoes against the Aedes aegypti species in the Cayman Islands is a major advance for Oxitec, which has promoted the method heavily as an environmental ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Study strengthens suspected link between Zika and paralysis
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
    393 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause. [...] last year, when Zika outbreaks were being reported in Brazil for the first time, doctors also saw a dramatic increase in severe brain-related birth defects in babies born to women infected duri ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
For virtual reality makers, a new version of an old struggle
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
    652 Visits
After delaying orders because of component shortages and angering wannabe early adopters, VR company Oculus is confronting another headache as it seeks to technologically and culturally establish the immersive medium. In less than four weeks after the March 28 launch of the $600 system, cunning amateur coders figured out how to unlock the cartoony platforming game "Lucky's Tale" and VR vigne ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed
Technology
Published in 6-5-2016
    241 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated. "Millions of kids are being introduced to nicotine every year, a new generation ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Shares of Amazon jump on 1Q earnings beat
Technology
Published in 29-4-2016
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SEATTLE (AP) Shares of Amazon.com Inc. surged Thursday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported better-than-expected first-quarter results fueled by a 28 percent jump in revenue. The Seattle-based company's net income totaled $513 million, or $1.07 per share, compared with a loss in the same period a year earlier. In a statement, CEO Jeff Bezos said sales of Amazon devices such as the Echo ...>>
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