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Simple tests in GP surgeries could increase diagnosis rate of liver disease

July 18, 2019

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first_img Source:https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2018/12/nurse-liver-clinic.page Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 24 2018Research carried out by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown that simple tests in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms.Chronic liver disease is an escalating problem both in the United Kingdom and worldwide. In the UK mortality rates have risen sharply and it is now the third most common cause of early death. The disease progresses silently, with few symptoms appearing before serious liver scarring (known as cirrhosis) develops. The increase is predominantly due to alcohol, however the increasing prevalence of non-alcohol related fatty liver disease both in the UK and elsewhere is also of concern.Related StoriesNew findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseAASLD Foundation awards $3.42 million for liver disease research and advanced hepatology trainingLiving-donor liver transplant offers advantages over deceased-donor, research findsThe objective of this research, published today in PLOS ONE was to identify previously undiagnosed liver disease within Primary Care using a nurse-led specialist liver clinic. Ten GP practices were allocated to either intervention (where patients were tested by specialist liver nurse) or care as usual. Participants recruited to the intervention practices had a full liver assessment which involved a simple examination; taking blood samples and measuring liver stiffness using a portable FibroScan®402 ultrasound device, a machine that offers a non-invasive liver assessment. All participants had their case notes reviewed by a consultant hepatologist and ascribed as ‘no fibrosis’, ‘liver warning’, ‘progressive fibrosis’ or ‘probable cirrhosis’.Of the 910 participants seen in the nurse led clinic nearly half were found to have some form of liver disease. 44 of these patients (4.8%) had probable cirrhosis, 141 (15.5%) had progressive fibrosis, and 220 (24.2%) had liver warnings. Overall the nurse led clinic diagnosed twice as many cases as the care as usual clinics.Lead Author Dr Magdy El-Gohary from the School of Medicine at the University of Southampton said:”Incorporating a liver nurse within Primary Care was simple to arrange and yielded a much higher number of new diagnoses of liver disease compared to usual care. The next step is to roll this service on a larger scale so that we can show whether early diagnosis is able to prevent the liver disease developing to the stage where an emergency admission to hospital is required.”The aim of this program of work is to reduce the number of avoidable premature deaths from undiagnosed liver disease. Offering a specialist liver clinic within Primary Care means that patients can be assessed and diagnosed quickly and may reduce or halt the progression of liver disease.last_img read more


Exerciseinduced muscle changes could help boost mood in older adults study suggests

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first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 31 2019New research suggests that exercise-induced muscle changes could help boost mood in older adults. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Cell Physiology.Exercise increases the expression of certain proteins (transcription factors) that help regulate gene expression and the processing (metabolism) of tryptophan in the body. Tryptophan is a mood-enhancing chemical closely related to serotonin, a substance that also affects mood. Many people with depression have been found to have low levels of serotonin in the blood. Tryptophan metabolism happens almost completely through the kynurenine pathway, a “metabolic route” that has two branches: one that can protect brain tissue (neuroprotective) and one that can cause harm (neurotoxic).Related StoriesLiver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study findsNew structured approach to managing patients with depression in primary careSocial media use and television viewing linked to rise in adolescent depressive symptomsThe neuroprotective branch of the kynurenine pathway needs an enzyme called KAT to be able to function. Aerobic and resistance exercise have been found to increase KAT activity, thereby promoting tryptophan metabolism via the neuroprotective branch instead of the neurotoxic branch. Preliminary research in younger adults has suggested that physical activity-related changes in the muscles may play a role in this mood-boosting effect of exercise. However, not as much is known about these changes–and their potential as an alternative treatment for depression–in older adults.Researchers from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, studied a small group of healthy older men without history of depression. The men, who were 65 or older, participated in a 12-week exercise trial consisting of resistance exercise (leg and shoulder presses) and high-intensity interval training on a stationary bicycle. The research team took blood and muscle samples and examined gene and protein expression in the muscles before, during and after the trial. They found that expression of transcription factors and KAT increased significantly during the exercise trial. These results were consistent with previous research performed in younger adults.”The significant exercise training-induced increase in the expression of skeletal muscle transcription factors and KAT in older adults is encouraging given the potential implications related to kynurenine pathway regulation. Future studies are warranted to explore the impact of various exercise modalities and intensities on transient changes of such factors in depressed adults,” the researchers wrote. Source:http://www.the-aps.org/last_img read more


Obesityrelated cancers are rising rapidly among adolescents in the US

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first_imgMost cancers occur in older adults, which means that as the young people in our study age, the burden of obesity-related cancer cases and deaths are likely to increase even more.”Dr. Ahmedin Jemal, Study Author Sources:Obesity-related cancers rise for younger US generations, study saysEmerging cancer trends among young adults in the USA: analysis of a population-based cancer registry. However, the authors point out that the increases were only seen for half of the 12 obesity-related cancers and that cancers associated with infection and smoking were declining in younger age groups.This suggests that further epidemiological studies monitoring the trends in cancer incidence among younger adults could be beneficial.“Further studies are needed to elucidate exposures responsible for these emerging trends, including excess body weight and other risk factors,” concludes the team.center_img By Sally Robertson, B.Sc.Feb 4 2019Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)A study conducted by the American Cancer Society has found that the incidence of obesity-related cancers in the US is rising faster among millennials than it is among older age groups. Yuriy Maksymiv | ShutterstockThe society says a steep increase in the prevalence of obesity over the last 40 years may have increased the risk among younger people and that the problem could be a set back to the recent progress made in addressing cancer.An analysis of millions of records covering health data from between 1995 and 2014 showed that the incidence rate of six out of 12 obesity-related cancers had increased, especially among people aged under 50 years.As reported in The Lancet Public Health, the incidence increased significantly for multiple myeloma and colorectal, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and uterine cancer among young adults (aged 25 to 49 years). Sharper rises were observed among successively younger generations and particularly among millennials (in their 20s and 30s).“The risk of developing an obesity-related cancer seems to be increasing in a stepwise manner in successively younger birth cohorts in the USA,” writes the team.The research suggests that the rapid rise in obesity over the last few decades may account for the observed trend, with “younger generations worldwide experiencing an earlier and longer exposure to the dangers of extra weight.”Study author Dr. Ahmedin Jemal says the study exposes a recent change that could serve as a warning of an increased burden of obesity-related cancers to come in older adults:last_img read more


Researchers identify brain activity pattern that predicts anger in dreams

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first_img Source:http://www.sfn.org/ Apr 16 2019Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults published in JNeurosci. The research could potentially inform efforts to understand the neural basis of the emotional content of nightmares, a feature of various mental and sleep disorders. Related StoriesResearchers identify brain network that determines robot likabilityDysfunctional neurons repaired in dementia mouse modelSleep makes synapses ready for new learningAlthough emotions are experienced during both waking and dreaming, few studies have investigated the brain mechanisms underlying the affective component of dreams. Pilleriin Sikka and colleagues at University of Turku, University of Skövde, and University of Cambridge discovered a shared emotional mechanism between the two states of consciousness.The researchers obtained electroencephalography recordings from participants during two separate nights in a sleep laboratory. After five-minute bouts of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, participants were awoken and asked to describe their dream and rate the emotions they experienced in the dream. Individuals who displayed greater alpha-band brain activity in the right, as compared to the left, frontal cortex during evening wakefulness and during REM sleep experienced more anger in dreams. This neural signature – called frontal alpha asymmetry (FAA) – has been linked to anger and self-regulation during wakefulness. Together, these results suggest FAA may reflect a universal indicator of emotion regulation.last_img read more


Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling Update

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Seattle says Facebook is violating law about election ads Citation: Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling (Update) (2018, February 18) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-facebook-ads-postcards-russian.html Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State in Washington on Saturday that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the U.S.The recipient would then have to enter a code in Facebook to continue buying the ad. The method will first apply to ads that name candidates ahead of the midterm elections in November, said Facebook spokesman Andy Stone.The plan was unveiled a day after special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with interfering in the presidential election. Mueller’s indictment described how Russian agents stole social security numbers and other information from real Americans and used them to create bank and PayPal accounts in order to buy online ads. Agents also recruited Americans to do things such as hold up signs at rallies organized to create content for Russian-created social media posts.Facebook uncovered some 3,000 Russian-linked ads on Facebook and Instagram bought before and after the November 2016 election that it says may have been seen by as many as 150 million users. But ads were only part of the problem, as the Mueller indictments say that Russian agents also set up fake pages with names such as “Secured Borders,” ”Blacktivist” and “United Muslims of America” that had hundreds of thousands of followers.Facebook did not say how the new postcard method of verification would prevent foreign agents from setting up local mailing addresses and hiring people in the U.S. to check them. But Stone said the method was “one piece of a much larger effort to address foreign electoral influence on our platform.”Facebook’s efforts largely center around verifying people on the platform are who they say they are. To catch duplicitous ad-buyers, for instance, it is now testing out in Canada a system that allows people to see which ads are being bought by a Facebook page—say, a candidate’s—even if the person checking the ad is not in the group to whom the ad was intended to be shown.Stone said Facebook was also able to detect and remove “tens of thousands” of fake Facebook pages in advance of French, German and British elections last year using improved machine learning techniques.The company has said it would double the number of people working on its safety and security team to 20,000 this year and add 1,000 people to review advertising content. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Explore further In this June 4, 2012 file photo, a girl looks at Facebook on her computer in Palo Alto, Calif. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook told the National Association of Secretaries of State on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the U.S. The plan was unveiled a day after special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with interfering in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more


Techs design goal get users to click yes

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The design seemed innocuous—friendly, even. Customers were given two choices: Tap the highlighted “turn on” button, which would give Facebook access to contacts, call and text history, or press the grayed-out “not now” button.Millions tapped “turn on.”This week, those users learned that Facebook not only collected their call and text histories, it also allegedly held on to that information. The revelation led to panic among some customers, adding to the growing consumer distrust of the social network facing congressional inquiries and an Federal Trade Commission investigation into the mishandling of the personal information of 50 million customers.Facebook said last weekend that customers had to opt into the texting feature and, therefore, knew they were handing over their data. What it didn’t say was that those users were all subject to a sophisticated design strategy common in the technology industry—one that nudges users to do what companies want them to do.”In digital products, every action the users perform is always being driven toward some type of goal,” said Caspar Lam, an assistant professor of communication design at Parsons School of Design at the New School in New York.For a shopping website, the goal could be to complete a transaction. On a news website, it might be to get people to sign up for a newsletter or subscribe. And on social networks, it’s to sign up, log in, like, share, poke or comment—each offering the company more data that can be used to sell targeted advertising.By now, most consumers understand that data collection is a core part of advertising-based businesses such as Facebook, Google and Snapchat. The practice can often be a boon to consumers: The more people share with the companies, the better they are able to serve up ads, search results, product recommendations and music and movie suggestions tailored to an individual’s liking.Yet many remain unaware of the type of data collected and what companies do with it. While the answers often lie in privacy policies and terms-of-service agreements, few take the time to look them over. A 2017 Deloitte survey found that more than 90 percent of people agree to terms and conditions without reading them. 3 Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy Explore further Three years ago when Facebook Messenger users opened the app on an Android device, they were greeted by an adorable cartoon yeti. It was shown texting a big pink heart. Below it, a prompt read: “Text anyone in your phone.” ©2018 Los Angeles Times Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Citation: Tech’s design goal: get users to click ‘yes’ (2018, April 3) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-tech-goal-users-click.html The problem isn’t that Facebook and other companies don’t get users’ consent or that they’re not disclosing details on the data they collect, design critics say. It’s that when the companies ask for consent, they use interfaces designed to get users to opt in without a second thought.Facebook’s yeti campaign is just one of many design strategies the social network has used to guide users to click or tap on a certain button.It’s no accident, for example, that Facebook notifications are bright red—a color that commands attention.It’s also no accident that the company dressed up a prompt asking for long-term access to users’ entire call and text message history with a friendly, disarming cartoon yeti.Even the language used—turn on” and “not yet,” as opposed to “yes” or “no—plays on user psychology.In this case, declining to hand over data was framed simply as “delaying the inevitable,” said Mayo Nissen, an associate creative director at design agency Frog.”It’s clear from those options that Facebook was trying to encourage users to turn on the feature in question, and essentially frame the question as only having one correct answer,” Nissen said.These design tactics are so effective that consumers often don’t realize they’re at play. Lam compared it to the way delicious-looking food operates on our subconscious: When we look at an appealing dish, our minds don’t break down the individual components that make it appetizing. Rather, it’s the whole package that works on our senses. The same goes for the software and websites we use. Designers use color, images, shapes, button size, placement and language to herd users toward certain actions.These design decisions can often be helpful. In a banking app, consumers might want designers to make it as easy as possible for them to pay their bills. In an email program, consumers don’t want to spend all day searching for the “compose” button.Where sophisticated, behavior-controlling design becomes a problem is when designers don’t consider the broader consequences of their work, industry experts say.In the technology industry, design teams are often hyper-focused on achieving a particular goal, said Sara Wachter-Boettcher, author of “Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech.” Such teams are often asking, “‘What are we trying to get people to do with this product? How do we get people to do that thing?'” Wachter-Boettcher said. “When people get hyper-focused on that goal, they lose sight of the potential negative consequences.”This is how Sophie Xie, a designer at Facebook from 2012 to 2013, described her experience working on the controversial texting feature. At a company as large and stratified as Facebook, designers like her were often briefed on a goal but given little time to understand the broader scope.”On the one hand, your top-level goal is to get the project done, to do your job well,” said Xie, who was responsible for art direction of stickers—including the yeti—that Facebook later used across its security and privacy messaging. “Then there’s the ambient goal, which is, are you doing the right thing?”If you pull at that thread, it causes you to question every objective that is pitched to you. And then you’re at an impasse where it’s hard to find a path forward if every product objective causes you to really question and dig.”Xie left Facebook after a year and is now a freelance designer, a move she made because she said she wanted more control over the kinds of projects she works on. The work she did for Facebook continues to weigh on her, though.Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.A common refrain by Silicon Valley critics is that engineers often ask themselves whether they can do something but forget to ask whether they should. Designers could ask themselves a similar question, said Erika Hall, a philosopher and co-founder of design agency Mule. They should also ask themselves: What am I serving? Who is my master? Who gets paid by whom?”Designers were meant to be the people best able to make good choices,” said Hall. “But you can’t do good design if you’re working in service of a bad business model.”If a company’s goal is to increase sign-ups so it can collect user data so it can sell ads so it can meet Wall Street’s expectations so it can appease shareholders so it can increase its stock price, a designer working within those confines will inevitably push for company growth, Hall said.Making matters more difficult, the intangible nature of software and web design means it’s hard to critique, and even harder to call out a company when it has committed unethical design. In a field like architecture, critics can talk about a physical building’s aesthetic, function and social impact, Hall said. If a building is bad for the community, it’s hard to ignore. In software, however, problems often aren’t evident until much later when the damage has already been done.The solution to this, according to Hall and Wachter-Boettcher, is three-pronged.”The first place to start is raising consciousness among designers,” Hall said.Hall’s business partner, designer Mike Monteiro, told designers at a conference five years ago that “it doesn’t take malice to bring bad design into the world,” he said. “All it takes it carelessness.””The problem with designers and ethics is they see it as something to possibly strive for and maybe incorporate into their work, but they don’t see it as core to what they do,” Monteiro said. “We as designers should see this as part of the job.”The second is having companies re-evaluate their culture and valuing ethical design as much as they value profit.”If you can kill every conversation about ethics by just mentioning your profit margins, then you don’t have ethics,” Wachter-Boettcher said. “They don’t exist.”The third is tougher external regulation, which companies such as Facebook could potentially face after its recent string of consumer trust violations. (Facebook in 2011 agreed to an FTC consent decree in which it promised to be transparent with users about the data it collected.)As pressure mounted, the social network announced this week that it will make it easier for customers to find and manage their privacy settings. The new privacy page is decorated with pastel-colored cartoon humans. There are big, clear buttons encouraging users to “manage security” and “manage privacy.” Facebook said in its announcement that it wants to give users control of their information. It’s calling the changes a redesign. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more


Drivers brace for Egyptian ridehailing laws

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first_imgRamez Wagih, an accountant in the morning and Uber driver in the afternoon, in his car in Cairo Citation: Drivers brace for Egyptian ride-hailing laws (2018, May 23) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-drivers-brace-egyptian-ride-hailing-laws.html After various twists and turns, including a ban on ride-sharing as recently as March, Egyptian lawmakers passed a bill in early May, pending approval by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.The laws will require drivers to pay 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($170, 140 euros) for a special licence, a huge outlay in a country where the average monthly salary is around $200 and many people take multiple jobs to make ends meet.”It is too much for an Egyptian,” says Khaled, who has been bolstering earnings from teaching Arabic by working for Uber these past few months.”As soon as the law is implemented, I will leave Uber,” he adds, since 20 percent of each client’s payment goes to the firm, making it hard to turn a profit.Another driver, Mohamed, 27, bought a car to work for the firm, so may invest in the licence, but only if Uber guarantees earnings and provides support.”If I have to pay fees without having the security of a normal job, I might as well be a taxi driver,” he says.But the legislation has been given the thumbs up by the ride-hailing firms, with Uber Egypt managing director Abdellatif Waked describing it as a “historic step”, after years of legal uncertainty. He says it paves the way for “increased investment, the creation of many jobs” and further Uber expansion in Egypt.’Strong signal’For Ramy Kato, Egypt managing director for UAE firm Careem, the new bill “sends out a strong signal that Egypt continues to be open for business and investment”.A couple of months ago, the firms feared that would no longer be the case. © 2018 AFP New legislation regulating ride-hailing services in Egypt may have been welcomed by Uber and competitor Careem, but some behind the wheel fear they could be driven out of business. Explore further Egypt court suspends ban on Uber and Careem The firm says it created 150,000 new job opportunities in the country during 2017 alone, including at one of its largest worldwide customer service centres.The ride-hailing market is enhancing “investment, development and transport”, said Mohamed Badawi, a businessman and member of parliament’s transport committee.Demand for the service in this country of around 100 million people is high, amid frustration with traditional taxi drivers, who sometimes refuse to turn on the air conditioning or the meter. But some fear passage of the bill will not end the political and legal uncertainty, especially since taxi drivers will continue to fight the loss of their turf. Ramez Wagih, an accountant in the morning and Uber driver in the afternoon, spent weeks tied up in bureaucratic red tape, before officials gave him a temporary licence. And the 36-year-old is buckling up for more mishaps ahead. “The problem has taken too much time to settle and it will still take more,” Wagih says. Drivers working for Uber meet at the company’s Egyptian headquarters in Cairo In March, a lawsuit brought by conventional cab drivers saw a court ban ride-sharing. Uber and Careem appealed, securing a suspension of the ruling in April, pending a verdict by a higher court.Both ride-sharing companies have invested heavily in Egypt.The country is “one of Careem’s largest markets” where the company has invested $30 million and has more than 100,000 drivers, according to Kato.With a local customer base of four million people, Uber plans to invest around $100 million in Egypt over the next five years. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


Were techy too Deere Tide maker head to CES gadget show

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first_imgExpect these gizmos to cost more than the plain-old “dumb” versions. P&G’s Oral-B toothbrush, for example, is expected to cost $279, while a regular Oral-B electric toothbrush can be had for less than $30. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. John Deere has hauled in a 20-ton combine harvester aided by artificial intelligence, while the combine has cameras with computer-vision technology to track the quality of grain coming into the machine so that its kernel-separating settings can be adjusted automatically, as farmers can monitor it remotely using a smartphone app, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) And John Deere has hauled in self-driving tractors and a 20-ton combine harvester aided by artificial intelligence. The combine has cameras with computer-vision technology to track the quality of grain coming into the machine so that its kernel-separating settings can be adjusted automatically. Farmers can monitor it remotely using a smartphone app.It’s hard to imagine what 19th century Illinois blacksmith John Deere might think if he were plopped into his company’s 2019 booth at the flashy Vegas convention center, but Deanna Kovar believes he’d be “amazed and astonished.””His innovation was making a self-powering steel plow that could cut through the heavy, rich soils of the Midwest,” said Kovar, the company’s director of production and precision agriculture marketing. “We’ve been a technology company since the start.”Kovar said American farmers have been using self-driving tractors for decades—and CES is a chance to let everyone else know. The companies founded by blacksmith John Deere and candle-and-soap-making duo Procter & Gamble may not be the hip purveyors of new technology they were in 1837. John Deere has hauled in self-driving tractors and a 20-ton combine harvester aided by artificial intelligence, as the combine has cameras with computer-vision technology to track the quality of grain coming into the machine so that its kernel-separating settings can be adjusted automatically, so farmers can monitor it remotely using a smartphone app, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) CES 2019: It’s all about the games (and AI) And every new connected device means more data collection about people’s personal habits—a gold mine for advertisers and hackers alike.The North Face is using virtual reality to provide a fine-grained look at its waterproof fabrics.Raytheon is demonstrating the everyday applications of GPS anti-jam technology, which was originally designed to protect military forces. John Deere has hauled in a self-driving tractor aided by cameras with computer-vision technology to track the self-driving precision and program the route to be driven, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) A Harley-Davidson Motorcycles LiveWire electric motorcycle is on display during a Panasonic news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) John Deere has hauled in a self-driving tractor aided by cameras as the driver points to the computer-vision technology to track the self-driving precision and program the route to be driven, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) “We’re still doing old-fashioned things: Ordering clothes, buying detergent, getting a cup of coffee, but there are new-fangled ways of doing it,” he said. “Brands have no choice but to play a role in this new technology space.”That’s one reason Harley-Davidson is using the show to announce the commercial launch of its first electric motorcycle LiveWire. The motorcycle will have a cellular connection, as many cars do these days, so people can keep track of their motorcycle’s charge or check where they parked it through an app.Consumer goods giant P&G, best known for Pampers diapers and Tide detergent, is showcasing heated razors, a toothbrush with artificial intelligence and a wand-like device that scans the skin and releases serum to cover up age spots and other discoloration.P&G is also showing off an internet-connected scalp adviser: The Head & Shoulders-branded device uses ultraviolet light and other techniques to uncover scalp issues and recommend products. The device is available only in Europe and Asia for now. Chatterjee said such messages are directed not just at a company’s customers, but to investors, potential corporate partners, startup acquisition targets and the technically skilled employees these more traditional firms are hoping to attract.”These are brands that are aggressively looking to work tech into their DNA,” Chatterjee said. “They want to be perceived all around as a tech-forward innovative brand.”center_img John Deere has hauled in a self-driving tractor aided by cameras with computer-vision technology to track the self-driving precision and program the route to be driven, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Iris Xuan demonstrates a facial scanner from SK-II, a skin care company, at the Procter & Gamble booth before CES International, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. The scanner takes measurements of the user’s face to give a “skin age” to help the user pick cosmetic products from the company. (AP Photo/John Locher) But they’re first-time exhibitors at this year’s CES gadget show, along with other unlikely newcomers such as missile-maker Raytheon, outdoorsy retailer The North Face and the 115-year-old motorcycling icon Harley-Davidson.The four-day consumer-electronics show opens Tuesday with some 4,500 companies exhibiting products and services and more than 180,000 people expected to attend. It’s the place startups and established tech giants alike go to unveil everything from utilitarian apps to splashy devices.So what are these legacy companies doing here?”Every company today is a technology company,” said Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, which organizes CES.Shapiro said many companies already send executives to Las Vegas each January to gauge trends, so it’s not surprising that they eventually unveil their own new technology as well.It’s also part of a more fundamental economic shift as consumers increasingly expect to buy not just goods and services, but a personal experience, which often skews digital, said Dipanjan Chatterjee, a brand analyst at Forrester Research. Gillette’s Heated Razors are on display at the Procter & Gamble booth before CES International, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Explore further John Deere has hauled in a self-driving tractor aided by cameras with computer-vision technology to track the self-driving precision and program the route to be driven, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) John Deere has hauled in a self-driving tractor aided by cameras as the driver points to the computer-vision technology to track the self-driving precision and program the route to be driven, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Hansjoerg Reick looks at a display of Oral-B Genius X smart toothbrushes at the Procter & Gamble booth before CES International, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Citation: We’re techy, too! Deere, Tide maker head to CES gadget show (2019, January 9) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-techy-deere-tide-maker-ces.html People walk by the Procter & Gamble booth before CES International, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)last_img read more


Exploring deeper understanding and better description of networks

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first_img To address the heterogeneity of node degrees, the scale-free network model came into play, attracting broad attention. To date, as internet technology advances and network research proceeds, researchers have realized that the traditional perception about star-based heterogeneous networks is insufficient to describe evolving complex networks and and network-scientific problems. For instance, there are many online communities on the internet that depend on cycle-based social structures for group communication and information spreading. Network functioning and dynamical properties have more and closer connections with higher-order network topological features, homogeneous substructures and topological invariants. Thus, shifting the focus from node degrees to cycle numbers reveals many totally homogeneous subnetworks in complex networks. Here, a totally homogeneous network is defined to be a network with nodes having same degree, same girth (number of edges in the smallest cycle of a node), and same path-sum (sum of shortest paths to a node from all other nodes). A few typical examples are shown in Figure 1 for illustration.At the end of the 19th century, Poincaré found that boundaries are key in differentiating geometric shapes such as disks, spheres and tori. He decomposed a geometric object into basic components called simplexes (point, line, triangle, tetrahedron, etc.), and then introduced the concepts of homology grouping, Betti number and node-edge correlation matrix, and the Euler-Poincaré formula, which shows that the alternative summation of simplexes equals the alternative summation of Betti numbers. Poincaré’s basic idea is to split a complex geometric shape so as to simplify the procedure for a solution. He was able to do so because there are many totally homogeneous subnetworks, such as triangles and tetrahedrons (referred to as cliques in graph theory or simplexes in topology) in a complex network. They are basic structures for supporting network functions—differing from stars, they are cycles. With these basic elements, it is possible to describe a network using a series of vector spaces over the binary field. For example, the vector space has edges as its basis, with dimension equal to the number of edges; the vector space has triangles as its basis, with dimension equal to the number of triangles, and so on. Since the boundary of a triangle consists of edges, the two adjacent vector spaces and can be correlated via a boundary operator, and its boundary matrix can be used for presentation and analysis. The boundary matrix has richer mathematical content and is more useful than the adjacency matrix. For instance, using the rank of the boundary matrix one can compute the Betti number, an important invariant of the network, which is the number of linearly independent cavities of different orders in the network, establishing a homology group. Figure 2 shows the relationships of some vector spaces and their corresponding boundary operators.In 2002, Xiaofan Wang and Guanrong Chen published the first criterion of network synchronization. It was followed by a series of works including the introduction of totally homogenous networks via optimization by Dinghua Shi, Guanrong Chen and Xiaoyong Yan in 2013, revealing that the totally homogenous network with a longer girth and a shorter path-sum has a better synchronizability among networks of the same size. In addition, in 2006, Linyuan Lü and Tao Zhou used the H-operator to uncover the relationship among node degree, H-index and kernel value, establishing the DHC theorem. In the investigation of cycle index, an important work is the empirical study of Bassett et al. in 2018 on the brain functional network, in which they pointed out the importance of cliques and cavities in network functioning. Last but not least, we recently discovered the close relationship of Euler characteristic numbers to network synchronizability.This series of important progressive results demonstrates the significance and importance of interdisciplinary research in physics, biology and mathematics. Considering that this new direction of network structural analysis using algebraic topological tools is promising, the researchers chose to publish their current paper, “Totally homogeneous networks,” in National Science Review. Since the beginning of the last century, research on complex systems has advanced the fields of chaos, fractals and networks. A network consists of nodes and edges, where nodes represent the elements of a complex system and edges describe the interactions among them. Such node-edge relations can be represented by an adjacency matrix, whose order equals the number of nodes and each row-sum corresponds to a node degree. The heterogeneity of node degrees leads to the emergence of star-shaped structures centered at hub nodes. More information: Dinghua Shi et al, Totally Homogeneous Networks, National Science Review (2019). DOI: 10.1093/nsr/nwz050 Relationships of some vector spaces and their corresponding boundary operators (Zk is a cycle group, Yk is a boundary group) Credit: Science China Press Totally homogeneous network examples: A tetrahedron, a minimal 2-cavity network, an 8-node nearest-neighbor network, and a 10-node synchronization-optimal network Credit: Science China Press A friend of a friend is… a dense network Explore further Provided by Science China Press Citation: Exploring deeper understanding and better description of networks (2019, June 5) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-exploring-deeper-description-networks.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


Miracle birth Baby born on boat as Brahmaputra rages

July 18, 2019

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first_img Manogya Loiwal GolaghatJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 17:50 IST Twenty-four-year-old Rumi Pathori gave birth on a boat in the middle of a flooded Brahmaputra. (Photo credit: Manogya Loiwal)HIGHLIGHTSTwenty-four-year-old Rumi Pathori gave birth on a boat in the middle of a flooded Brahmaputra Rumi had to wait for four hours to get a boat after going into labour in the early hours of July 15Rumi and her family members are ecstatic and have named the baby boy KrishnaTwenty-four-year-old Rumi Pathori is ecstatic and feels on top of the world after giving birth to a baby boy, on a boat in the middle of a flooded Brahmaputra.Rumi began getting her labour pain in the wee hours of July 15. After a number of calls for help she finally got a boat after four hours of wait.She along with her husband Dulal Pathori travelled from Aphola village in Mohoramukh area to Bokakhat in Golaghat district of Assam.The travel itself was a challenge given the complexity of a woman in labour pain travelling in a small uncovered boat on a raging river.Shooting pain, continuous rainfall and minimal medical facilities made the delivery of a baby on a boat nothing less than a miracle.It was raining heavily and I went into labour. We called for the doctors and nurses and an Asha nurse came. I finally gave birth in the boat. I am so happy. I have decided to name my child Krishna because he was born in the floods in the middle of the river, Rumi Pathori said.Family members too feel that it has been a blessing in disguise and like the name Krishna.Our village was flooded. We had to call a doctor after she went into labour at 2 am. When the local doctor came he said she had to be taken to a hospital immediately. After four hours we found an Asha nurse and a boat. So finally we took her on a boat and baby was born in the boat. We are so relieved. Everybody said he was born like lord Krishna in middle of water…so we have named him Krishna, Dulal Pathori, Rumi’s husband said.Mother and baby have been shifted to Bokakhat civil hospital, the nearest and probably the best in the region.The staff at the hospital is also rejoicing at the amazing birth in the midst of a natural disaster.The biggest achievement is for the medical fraternity that we managed to give birth to a baby on a moving boat in the middle of a flooded Brahmaputra, said Ranjumani Devi, a ward incharge of Bokakhat civil hospital.Floods in Assam have affected more than 26 lakh lives and left millions homeless. But it is these small wonders that reflect the power of nature’s benevolence even in the midst of calamities.ALSO READ | Army gears up for worsening floods in Assam ALSO WATCH | Assam flood death toll reaches 11, Barpeta worst affected districtFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPrakriti Sharma Miracle birth: Baby born on boat as Brahmaputra ragesTwenty-four-year-old Rumi Pathori gave birth on a boat in the middle of a flooded Brahmaputra.advertisement Nextlast_img read more


Rajiv assassination case Victims kin oppose TNs move to release convicts

July 17, 2019

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first_imgPublished on crime, law and justice Tamil Nadu COMMENTS terrorism (crime) September 17, 2018 supreme_court The Supreme Court Monday allowed the kins of those who had died in a bomb blast along with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, to file additional documents in their plea objecting to the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to release seven convicts in the case. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph listed the matter for further hearing after four weeks. Advocate G Sivabalmurugan, appearing for petitioner S Abbas and three others, said their writ has been pending since 2014 when they had challenged the first decision of then J Jayalalithaa-led government to release the seven convicts. He sought permission to file additional documents and amend the petition, saying recently, the Tamil Nadu government has again decided to release these convicts.After Sivabalmurugan said several orders have been passed by the apex court since 2014 with regard to the case and he needed to put it on record, the bench asked him to file the additional documents.S Abbas, now 35, was eight years old when his mother had died in the blast triggered by an LTTE suicide bomber in which the former Prime Minister was killed at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991.On September 6, in a separate case, the apex court had asked the Tamil Nadu Governor to consider the mercy petition of A G Perarivalan, a convict in the 1991 Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.The Centre had on August 10 told the apex court that it does not concur with the Tamil Nadu government’s proposal of 2014 to release the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, claiming remission of their sentence will set a “dangerous precedent” and have “international ramifications“.On August 20, 47-year old Perarivalan alias Arivu had told the apex court that no decision has been taken as yet on his mercy petition filed before the Tamil Nadu Governor over two years ago under Article 161 of the Constitution. He had filed the petition on December 30, 2015, saying he had suffered over 24 years of solitary/single confinement.He was charged with supplying a 9-volt battery which was allegedly used for the belt bomb that had killed Gandhi and 14 others.Convicts Perarivalan, V Sriharan alias Murugan, T Suthendraraja alias Santham, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, P Ravichandaran and Nalini have been in jail for more than 25 years.Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on the night of May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a woman suicide bomber, identified as Dhanu, at an election rally. Fourteen others, including Dhanu herself, were also killed.This was perhaps the first case of suicide bombing which had claimed the life of a high-profile global leader.The apex court had on February 18, 2014, commuted the death sentence of three convicts – Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan – citing inordinate delay by the executive in deciding their mercy plea.After Gandhi’s assassination, the probe was transferred from the state police to a Special Investigation Team of the CBI at the request of the Tamil Nadu government.The SIT had named 41 accused in its charge sheet – including 12, who died in the blast and three who were absconding – before a TADA court in Chennai. The prolonged trial culminated in 1998, when the TADA court sentenced 26 of the accused to death.In May 1999, the apex court had upheld the death sentence of four, including Murugan, Santham, Perarivalan and Nalini, commuted the death sentence of three to life, and freed the remaining 19.In April 2000, the Tamil Nadu Governor had commuted the death sentence of Nalini on the basis of state government’s recommendation and an appeal by Rajiv’s wife and then Congress President Sonia Gandhi.The death sentence of the remaining three convicts were commuted in February 2014 by the apex court on grounds of inordinate delay of 11 years in deciding their mercy petitions. center_img RELATED courts and legal SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE COMMENT TN cabinet decides to release all convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination caselast_img read more


Right to pray but no right to desecrate Smriti Irani on Sabarimala

July 17, 2019

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first_imgKerala COMMENT Sabarimala verdict: SC to hear review petitions on November 13 SHARE RELATED women Published on COMMENTScenter_img October 23, 2018 Amid protests against the Supreme Court order opening the Sabarimala temple in Kerala to women of all ages, Union Minister Smriti Irani Tuesday said the right to pray did not mean the right to desecrate.On September 28, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by then chief justice Dipak Misra, lifted the ban on entry of women of menstrual age into the shrine.Women have been stopped by Ayyappa devotees from climbing up to the Sabarimala temple as protests against the Supreme Court order opening the hilltop shrine to women of all ages continued across Kerala.“I am nobody to speak against the Supreme Court verdict as I am a serving cabinet minister. But just plain common sense is that would you carry a napkin seeped with menstrual blood and walk into a friend’s house. You would not.“And would you think it is respectful to do the same when you walk into the house of god? That is the difference. I have the right to pray, but no right to desecrate. That is the difference that we need to recognise and respect,” Irani said.The Union Textile minister was speaking at the “Young Thinkers” conference organised by the British High Commission and the Observer Research Foundation here.“I am a practising Hindu married to a Zoroastrian. I have ensured that both my kids are practising Zoroastrians, who can go to the fire temple and pray,” she said.Irani recalled that when her children were inside the fire temple, she had to stand outside on the road or sit in the car.“When I took my newborn son (to the fire temple), I would give him at the (temple) entrance to my husband and wait outside, because I was shooed away and told not to stand there,” she said. national politics SHARE SHARE EMAIL sabarimala Union Minister Smriti Iranilast_img read more


Preacher skips jail pending appeal over remarks

July 16, 2019

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first_img Related News Nation 12 Jul 2019 ‘All views will be considered before NSC Bill is amended’ The Sessions Court initially sentenced Wan Ji to nine months in jail in April 2018, but this was extended to one year by the Shah Alam High Court on Tuesday when it denied his appeal against his conviction and sentence.He filed an appeal the same day but spent the two following days at the Kajang prison until his case was heard yesterday where Justice Ab­­dul Halim granted the stay, pending the disposal of his appeal to the Court of Appeal.Wan Ji cited 18 reasons in the appeal to support his plea against the one-year jail term.One of the main reasons cited was that he was the sole breadwinner and had a family to care for. Related News I’m free: Wan Ji leaving the Shah Alam court after his stay of execution. Nation 10 Jul 2019 Human rights organisations slam heavier sedition sentence for Wan Ji Nation 10 Jul 2019 Pakatan Youth: Release Wan Ji, AG told to explain appeal for heavier sentence SHAH ALAM: Preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin received a temporary reprieve from his one-year jail sentence when the High Court here granted a stay of execution.Wan Ji had been convicted of making remarks that were found to be seditious against the Sultan of Selangor.High Court judge Justice Abdul Halim Aman granted the stay after hearing the appeal from Wan Ji’s counsel Mohd Radzlan Jalaludin and Ariff Azami Hussein.He also ordered the 37-year-old to surrender his passport to the court if it was renewed.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more


Woman caught urinating in ice cream maker arrested

July 16, 2019

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first_img {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related News Metro News 02 Jul 2019 Ice cream brand whips up new fruity flavours for the summer World 15 Jun 2019 Russia’s Putin gives China’s Xi ice cream on his 66th birthday Tech News 08 Jul 2019 US police issue warning on ‘ice cream challenge’ after making another arrestcenter_img Wyphca tried to use the restroom of the shop on June 22 but it turned out to be locked, as per report. Unable to access the toilet, she took a bucket used for churning ice cream and urinated inside it.She emptied out the bucket in a sink that was used to wash ice cream utensils. She then proceeded to place her hands inside the freezer.Wypcha’s actions prompted the store to close and destroy approximately $2,000 (RM8, 220) worth of products to ensure public safety. – Philippines Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network FLORIDA (ANN): A woman who allegedly urinated in an ice cream maker of a store in Florida, United States was arrested last Monday, July 8.Police were notified of the incident when Paul Chiulli, owner of the ice cream parlor, turned over surveillance videos from the store, as per NBC-affiliate WFLA-TV last Tuesday, July 9.The shop was located beside the store of the accused, Jung Soon Wypcha. Chiulli and Wypcha share a common space behind their establishments. Chiulli said he was not aware that Wypcha could access his ice cream parlor.One of the videos shows the woman picking her nose and sticking her hands in the ice cream containers last June 17. She also reportedly opened the freezer which contains the frozen desserts, and spat on the containers in a separate video. Related Newslast_img read more


Soch badlo papa BJP MLAs daughter who married Dalit boy appeals to

July 16, 2019

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first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 19:12 IST Sakshi Misra, daughter of MLA Rajesh Misra had uploaded a video on social media and informed about her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar.HIGHLIGHTSBJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter Sakshi on Friday made an emotional appeal to her fatherEarlier, Sakshi had said she was being threatened by her father and “his men” because she had married a Dalit manOn Friday, Sakshi asked her father to change his thinking and requested him not to discriminateSakshi, the daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, whose viral video gripped the country this week, on Friday made an emotional appeal to her father with whom she spoke while sitting in the studios of Aaj Tak TV.Sakshi, in her viral video, had said she was being threatened by her father and “his men” because she had married a Dalit man. On Friday, Sakshi appeared on Aaj Tak TV and while in the studio, spoke to her dad over a call.”I had so many dreams and wanted to study. I used to tell my father to take me to work but he never took me seriously,” Sakshi said in a trembling voice. In an emotional message, Sakshi asked her father to change his thinking and requested him not to discriminate.Sakshi claimed that her father never let her step out of the house. “He [Sakshi’s father] had no clue what was happening with us. My brother and mother used to harass me when you were in the office,” Sakshi added.When called, BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra alleged that his family was being harassed. As Sakshi spoke with her father on Aaj Tak, she broke down and apologised to him. Rajesh Mishra said he wished she finds happiness in life, but disconnected the call soon after.THE CASESakshi and her husband Ajitesh had earlier filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to “live a peaceful life” as a married couple.The next hearing in the case has been fixed for July 15 as Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh were not present in the court.Sakshi Misra (23) had uploaded a video on a social media platform last week, making her marriage with Ajitesh Kumar (29) public.In another video, she alleged there was a threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate.The couple asked for security, contending that there was a threat to their life from the BJP MLA, who was “unhappy” with their marriage as Sakshi was a Brahmin and Ajitesh a Dalit.The petitioners prayed that police or Rajesh Mishra do not disturb them in “their peaceful living as both petitioners were major and had entered into marriage with a free will”.READ | Respect her decision: BJP MLA denies threatening his daughter for marrying DalitREAD | Tell your goons to back off: BJP MLA’s daughter fears for life after marrying Dalit, releases videoWATCH | BJP MLA’s daughter who married Dalit boy makes emotional appeal to dad on live TVFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySumeda Soch badlo papa: BJP MLA’s daughter who married Dalit boy makes emotional appeal to dad on live TVSakshi, the MLA’s daughter had earlier filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to “live a peaceful life” as a married couple. She spoke to her dad from the Aaj Tak studio on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more


Nataka in Karnataka Rahul Gandhi breaks his silence says BJP using money

July 16, 2019

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February 28, 2019

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February 28, 2019

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