A new study out Monday suggests that losing your sight early in life can lead to subtle alterations in the brain circuitry primarily responsible for hearingIt’s commonly believed that being born blind or losing your sight early in life can make hearing more sensitive.But while studies have consistently shown that blind people do seem to have more precise hearing in some ways, we don’t know too much about how or where this heightened ability actually shows up in the brain.The authors behind this latest study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, say theirs is one of the first to look at what’s happening in the auditory cortex of people living with blindness.“Previous studies have really looked at the behavioural aspects of it, and we’re one of the first to try to tackle it in a more modeled approach,” lead author Kelly Chang, a vision and cognition researcher at the University of Washington, told Gizmodo.They scanned the auditory cortexes of people who were born blind or developed blindness early in life (including some people with anophthalmia, a condition where the eyes are completely absent) via MRI.
After firings, MD Anderson officials try to calm fears of racial profiling – ScienceWhat happened: At a meeting today regarding a recent report by Science and Houston Chronicle detailing how the National Institutes of Health asked cancer research and treatment center MD Anderson to investigate rule violations by at least five of its scientists, employees raised concerns about racial profiling and xenophobia because all of the investigated faculty are “Asian” and at least three of them are ethnically Chinese.Three of the investigated employees were fired for violations including failure to protect the confidentiality of peer reviews and failure to report foreign funding and business ties.Why it’s important: This news of scientific misconduct comes at a time when academia is still reeling from the ethics scandal sparked by Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s CRISPR babies experiment.Nevertheless, MD Anderson’s chief medical executive Stephen Hahn was quoted saying, “You’re hearing from the top of the institution that we are not abandoning working with the rest of the world, including China,” a sentiment recently echoed by the CEO of Dutch chipmaker ASML, who said that the theft of the company’s intellectual property on behalf of a Chinese firm would not have “any implication for ASML conducting business in China.”
Aston Martin has sliced the top off its beautiful GT, with the new DBS Superleggera Volante removing the roof to make hearing the 715 horsepower V12 even easier.The convertible version of the 2019 DBS Superleggera, this new car is in fact the fastest drop-top in Aston Martin’s history, so the company claims.Its 5.2-liter V12 delivers not only those 715 horses – with peak power arriving at 6,500 rpm – but 664 lb-ft of torque from 1,800 rpm.It’s enough for a top speed of 211 mph, Aston Martin says.0-62 mph comes in just 3.6 seconds, while 0-100 mph takes 6.7 seconds.The car uses a new ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, which Aston Martin says has been specially beefed-up to deal with all the torque from the V12.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to a new report from Motherboard.In one email written by Twitter’s global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde, the discussion involved “the health of the public conversation” on the platform.For months, Twitter and other social media platforms like Facebook have faced intense scrutiny from Republicans who believe that they are being silenced online.Only two Democrats showed for the hearing, and Republicans spent most of their time questioning the platform officials over individual situations where they believed their speech was silenced or they were “shadowbanned,” which is when a platform decides not to make public any posts from a user without informing them of the restriction.Dorsey replied in the email chain concerning the meeting saying, “As you know, I believe that conversation, not silence, bridges gaps and drives towards solutions.” He continued, “I have met with every world leader who has extended an invitation to me, and I believe the discussions have been productive, and the outcomes meaningful.”Twitter has removed many people from my account and, more importantly, they have seemingly done something that makes it much harder to join - they have stifled growth to a point where it is obvious to all.
Analysis The right for Californians to control the private data that tech companies hold on them may be undermined today at a critical committee hearing in Sacramento.The Privacy And Consumer Protection Committee will hold a special hearing on Tuesday afternoon to discuss and vote on nine proposed amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – which was passed last year in the US state but has yet to come into force.In most cases, the amendments seek to add carefully worded exemptions to the law that would benefit business at the cost of consumer rights.But most upsetting to privacy folk is the withdrawal of an amendment by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-15th District) that incorporated changes that would enhance consumer data privacy rights.Wicks' proposal would have given consumers more of a say of what is done with their personal data and more power to sue companies that break the rules.But the Assemblymember pulled the measure the day before the hearing.
Nvidia’s announcement of its new GTX 1660 Ti and 1650 mobile graphics cards claimed that over 80 laptops would soon include them, and we’re hearing about a few of those laptops today.Asus, Acer, Lenovo, and other vendors are stepping to the plate with upcoming machines that support these Nvidia GPUs.Either card will bring sizable performance gains if you haven’t upgraded your laptop in a while.As is always the case with gaming laptops, prices vary wildly depending on the configuration that you’re after.Several manufacturers haven’t announced final pricing for their new machines, but if you’re looking to spend less than $1,000, you’ll find a few to choose from.Nvidia claims that we’ll soon see options for as low as $799, but details regarding which laptops will sell for that price haven’t been shared.
On Friday, Tesla disclosed that four of its directors will depart when their terms expire.Attendees will be treated to test-drives to experience Autopilot, the company said, as well as hearing from investors including CEO Elon Musk, VP of engineering Stuart Bowers, VP of hardware engineering, Pete Bannon, and director of AI, Andrej Karpathy."Tesla is making significant progress in the development of its autonomous driving software and hardware, including our FSD computer, which is currently in production and which will enable full-self driving via future over-the-air software updates," the company said."We're certain the market is going to get a lot of promises at the investor day tonight, but we'd like to see more proof before assigning a significant value," Arndt Ellinghorst, an analyst at Evercore, said in a note to clients Monday in which he downgraded the stock from an "in-line" to "underperform" rating."The market is assigning very little value to autonomous assets within public OEM's (even when they have direct valuations like GM/Cruise) and the market is not going to give Tesla credit for Musk's promises without very near term KPI's."Read more: Tesla is under pressure after shaking up its board and receiving a demand-fueled downgrade from Wall Street
At the point, when Apple consented to use just Qualcomm’s modem chips for the iPhone, it worked out yearly, $1 billion “incentive fee” that it would get from the chip producer.Apple at that point went to a hearing held by the South Korea Fair Trade Commission and took a stand against Qualcomm’s chip licensing practices.In the meantime, Qualcomm discovered that Apple was planning on using Qualcomm and Intel modem chips for the iPhone 7.Apple called Qualcomm’s chips useless in arguments it made to officials, regulators, judges, and juries while secretly raving about the company’s components.Indeed, just before the settlement was declared, Apple and Qualcomm were squaring off in a San Diego courtroom with billions of dollars in play.Apple had a plan to reduce royalty payments it was making to Qualcomm
Sarah Paiji had the idea to launch the eco-friendly refillable cleaning supply retailer Blueland after hearing about the abundance of microplastics in the water she was using to dilute her child’s baby formula.Paiji wanted to cut back on her plastic consumption, and reduce her contribution to the overabundance of plastic waste in the environment, but felt that as a consumer she didn’t have a choice.Blueland’s cleaners — a bathroom cleaner, glass cleaner, and multi-purpose cleaner — are sold as tablets that customers add to the cleaning containers the company provides.“I’m paying for a plastic bottle that I don’t really need and water which I have at home for free.”By adding water to the company’s cleaning formulation in refillable containers the company sells, Blueland thinks its customers over time can eliminate the need for 100 billion single-use plastic bottles in the U.S.To provide the initial marketing push and continue its product development and sales efforts, the company has raised $3 million in a new round of funding from Global Founders Capital, Comcast Ventures, Cross Culture Ventures, BAM Ventures, along with individual investors like Justin Timberlake and the founder of the Los Angeles-based sustainable fast food chain, Sweetgreen, Nicholas Jammet; and sustainable online food retailer, Thrive Market, Nick Green.
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While the practice is located in NYC we are truly word wide with patients in Hong Kong, South Africa, Nigeria, Italy, Sweden and throughout the USA.Autism is obviously an extremely serious and complex condition to treat.Given the latest research on this disease tells us those meds are absolutely useless!Another situation is one parent far more trustful of homeopathy than the other.Often, the children get used to the exercises and become bored.All of these therapies including speech therapy bring about some improvements at making the child deal with his environment rather than bring about a reversal of the whole.Chelation Therapy is the big kid on the block, everybody wants to do it because of the heavy metal and adjuvant seemingly apparent connection.The room had been darkened to try to put him to sleep.It is global seeing, hearing, smelling etc.
Tesla is cutting its board down by more than 36 percent to seven directors by 2020, a move that includes the loss of some CEO Elon Musk’s early advisers and allies, according to regulator filings posted Friday.The filing comes days before a busy week for Tesla that will include an event meant to highlight its progress with autonomous vehicle technology, its quarterly earnings call, and a hearing with a judge to determine whether Musk and the SEC were able to reach a resolution contempt of court request over his Twitter use.Longtime board member Brad Buss and Linda Johnson Rice, who joined two years ago as an independent director, will not seek re-election this year.The board said in the proxy filing that it doesn’t plan to fill their seats.The changes are the latest moves by the board to gain more independence and follow the company and Musk’s settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last year.Under the settlement, Tesla agreed to add two independent directors and Musk would step down as chairman for three years.
On the afternoon of maundy Thursday sneaked Zound Industries issued a press release.But the company behind the digital vårdtjänsten has so far had a much more modest name, Webbhälsa ABSince the end of last november, however, the company tried to change the name with the companies registration office, without a hearing, according to the correspondence as the Di Digital taken part of.the Authority has in the almost five months nobbat all of the proposal because the other company has a similar name.It remains to be seen if the founder John Our creation soon gets hot Tee on paper.But according to information available to us looking Tee already after the new premises as the headcount has grown to over 200 people.
But just because you messed up your ears, doesn’t mean you want that to happen to your kids.So what options do young parents have to ensure their children avoid the annoying ringing noise they’ve endured during quiet moments since Toxic was a radio sensation?The PuroQuiet are noise-canceling headphones designed for kids that come with a hard volume limit to prevent your child’s tiny ears from getting damaged.I spent a couple of weeks checking out these cool little over-ears, and while they may not exactly be the best fit for my adult-sized noggin, they’re fantastic headphones that can give kids a great sonic experience, and parents peace of mind.For a $99 pair of headphones, the PuroQuiet punch well above their weight when it comes to looks and build quality.The rectangular-shaped earcups are made out of robust metal, and come in vibrant colors like electric blue or bright pink.
Wayne Jackson is a veteran tech entrepreneur who has overseen a billion-dollar sale and raised hundreds of millions in funding rounds.Speaking to Business Insider, Jackson revealed his four secrets to raising finance from investors.The CEO of software security firm Sonatype sold his original wireless infrastructure startup, Riverbed Technologies, for $1 billion in 2000; oversaw network security firm Sourcefire's $70 million IPO in 2007; and raised $80 million for Sonatype last September in a funding round led by TPG Capital."VCs can string you along — what they need to see is concrete proof of customer interest."But as a CEO, the one thing I obsess over every day is what we're hearing from customers.If a customer says 'can you sort this,' don't just blindly say yes because you're the CEO.
Spotinst, the cloud automation and optimization startup founded in Tel Aviv but now with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London too, has acquired AWS partner StratCloud.Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I’m hearing it combines both cash and stock and was somewhere in the region of $5 million.As part of the acquisition, StratCloud’s team of 15 people will be joining Spotinst, including founder Patrick Gartlan, who will become VP, Cloud Services at Spotinst.StratCloud hadn’t raised any venture capital but instead was bootstrapped by Gartlan, who was the former CTO of Cloud Optimization company CloudCheckr.Founded in 2015, Spotinst enables enterprises to optimize their cloud infrastructure usage by automating the process of using excess — and therefore cheaper — capacity from leading cloud providers.As TechCrunch’s Ron Miller previously explained, cloud platforms like AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, all of which Spotinst supports, have to maintain more resources than they need at any given time.
Measles cases skyrocketed by 300-percent in the first three months of 2019, according to the World Health Organization.The increase is compared to the same time period last year, underscoring the importance of vaccinating children against the viral disease.All regions around the world are experiencing ‘sustained rises’ in measles cases, according to WHO, which says a number of countries are currently dealing with deadly outbreaks.The disease is rare in the US thanks to modern vaccination practices.However, a growing body of anti-vaxers have resulted in a resurgence of the disease in many places.Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 555 confirmed cases of measles in 20 US states…and that’s just from January 1 to April 11, 2019.
Others come for religious reasons as they make their way toward the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in the coastal Spanish city of Galacia.Yet, for many, it’s also been a pilgrimage of another type—a path for processing some of life’s biggest confusions and disappointments—while sharing stories with fellow travelers.But what if those of us who can’t make the journey could still walk with the pilgrims in another way—regardless of where in the world we are?Combining radio-level quality journalism with cutting-edge technology, a small team of developers and creatives has created an augmented reality audio podcast.The experience, “Pilgrim,” lets listeners anywhere around the world digitally walk alongside hikers while hearing their stories—thanks to augmented reality-enabled sound technology that’s part of a new wave of AR storytelling that goes beyond what the eye can see.“When you walk with someone for a while, the intimacy with that person builds up,” said Lauren Hutchinson, who created Pilgrim with producer Gabo Arora and co-director Saschka Unseld.
Short video app TikTok was blocked on Google’s app store shortly after an Indian state court refused Bytedance’s request to suspend a ban on the app in a hearing on Tuesday, Reuters reported.Earlier in the day, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology sent requests to Google and Apple to take the app down from their app stores.It was still available on Apple’s App Store as of Tuesday night.In a hearing on Tuesday, the Madras High Court in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which issued the ban on TikTok on Apr.Bytedance said in a statement to TechNode that it supports the appointment and reiterated its confidence in India’s judicial system.“We have faith in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic about an outcome that would be well received by over 120 million monthly active users in India, who continue using TikTok to showcase their creativity and capture moments that matter in their everyday lives,” the company said.
The Minecraft movie we’ve been hearing about for years has a new theatrical premiere date, and it’s bad news for fans who were hoping to see the film this year.According to an official update given by the Minecraft team, the movie based on the hit video game will hit theaters on March 4, 2022.This is in contrast to the date we heard back in 2016, which had originally pegged the premiere for May 2019.Given Minecraft’s massive popularity, it’s a bit surprising that we haven’t see a big blockbuster movie based on the franchise.Back in 2016, Mojang announced plans to premiere an official Minecraft movie in theaters on May 24, 2019, but that plan was obviously scrapped given the complete lack of advertisements about the film.In an update published by Minecraft staff, the company now explains that we’ll see the movie arrive in 2022.