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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Miyake died in 1982, just as his invention was gaining global traction.Google Today’s Google Doodle honors inventor Seiichi Miyake, who developed the tactile pavement that helps visually impaired people navigate street crossings and transit stations. If you’ve walked around a city lately, you may have noticed
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cheerful elderly coupleGetty How lifelong inequalities add up is one of the hottest issues in academic gerontology. A new book from Boston University professor Deborah Carr, the editor-in-chief of Journal of Gerontology, provides a much-needed reality check on the nation’s plans for dealing with retirement. Titled Golden Years? Social Inequalities In Later Life, Carr’s book brings home a
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Humans developed tool use some 2.5 million years ago in Africa. The first tools were made from chipped cobbles or larger flakes that had been carefully selected for size and weight. Simple stone tools persisted almost unchanged until about 250,000 years ago, only then more elaborate
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Dance can communicate complex and abstract topics.Pixabay February was a good month for Pramodh Senarath Yapa. He had a paper published in the journal Physical Review Applied and his work was even featured in Science. But Science didn’t highlight his latest article – it was a video of him dancing a research project he completed
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Smartphones, smart-meters and smart-cars – premised on digital tools making communication, monitoring energy consumption and driving more efficient – are among us. It seems oil and gas explorers have their own nifty kit – the ‘smart’ rig! It’s been around for a while, in use offshore and is getting smarter as data analytics, robotics and artificial
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Demis Hassabis, chief executive officer and cofounder of DeepMind Technologies Ltd. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg© 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP DeepMind’s ethics board has been a closely guarded secret ever since the artificial intelligence company was acquired by Google in 2014. But a new report from Hal Hodson at The Economist sheds some light on how the ethics board came
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Deposit Photos Enhanced By CogWorld Introduction Even though neuroscience has made amazing advances, the origin of consciousness in humans — and its nature and processes — still remain largely unknown; the underlying physiological mechanisms of generating conscious beings are still not clearly understood. However, with the advances in brain mapping and neuroscience, we are perhaps
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While on the surface of the Earth, society still struggles to adopt solar energy solutions, many scientists maintain that giant, space-based solar farms could provide an environmentally-friendly answer to the world’s energy crisis. Only last week, we reported that China was planning to build the world’s first solar power station to be positioned in Earth’s orbit. Because the sun always shines
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