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Jopa 40 prosenttia kouluttautumisesta on arvioitu olevan selitettävissä geneettisin peruistein.Koulutustason eli korkeimman koulutusasteen taustalla ei ole yksittäinen geeni vaan joukko geenimuotoja.Nyt islantilaistutkimuksen mukaan nämä kouluttautumiseen vaikuttavat geenimuodot ovat vähenemässä, uutisoi ScienceAlert.Islantilaistutkijat analysoivat lähes 130 000 Islannissa syntyneet geeniperimää ja koulutustasoa.Tutkittavat olivat syntyneet vuosina 1910-1990 eli tutkimus kattoi 80 vuoden ajanjakson.Ero havaittiin myös niillä, jotka kantoivat kouluttautumisgeenejä, mutta jotka eivät tästä huolimatta olleet kouluttautuneet keskiarvoa korkeammalle.
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Funding Marks Firm s Largest Single Investment ATLANTA– BUSINESS WIRE –January 18, 2017– Deputy, the leading global workforce management solution provider, today announced it has received $25M in Series A financing from OpenView.This funding marks the company s first from an institutional investor in its eight year history and will be used to rapidly grow Deputy s team across offices in Atlanta, Sydney, Los Angeles, the United Kingdom and the Philippines.Co-founders Steve and Ashik and the Deputy team have built a truly extraordinary platform that automates a broken and manual workflow for hundreds of thousands of users around the world.We re looking forward to working with the team and realizing Deputy s further growth potential in the coming years.Inspired by issues encountered running their previous business, founders Steve Shelley and Ashik Ahmed built Deputy to transform the archaic practice of employee time tracking and scheduling.The company now counts 28,000 businesses large and small as customers including Amazon, Qantas, Nike and NASA and gives users the ability to auto-optimize schedules by role, hours worked and more.
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After years of fighting with FOIA requesters, the CIA has finally uploaded over 12 million documents to its website.While many of the documents have been declassified for some time, the pages were intentionally hard to access, and only available on a few computers sitting at the National Archives.But now, anyone can search the documents from anywhere.We ve been working on this for a very long time and this is one of the things I wanted to make sure got done before I left, the CIA s Joseph Lambert told Jason Leopold from BuzzFeed.Lambert will be retiring soon after 32 years with the agency.The files contain everything from the CIA s strange mind control experiments to reports on Communist activity around the world.
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In september, Di Digital report to the then newly launched Swedish Battlerite made a success with about 300 000 copies sold.since Then the game has continued to be a golden egg for the creators Stunlock Studios and at the end of the year it had been downloaded 500 000 times, reports Breakit.With an average price of 19 dollars estimate site to Skövde, sweden-based Stunlock Studios earned nearly 60 million on the game.Rickard Frisegård, ceo of Stunlock Studios, describes the game as a fighting game in a fantasy theme where two teams battle against each other in best-of-five rounds at a gladiatorlik arena.Read more: grand slam for the Swedish game – here are the titles that sold the most
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Reuters – Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group s chief executive said on Monday.Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals or a helicopter-style vehicle that can carry multiple riders.The aim would be for people to book the vehicle using an app, similar to car-sharing schemes.One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground, now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground, Airbus CEO Tom Enders told the DLD digital tech conference in Munich, adding he hoped the Airbus could fly a demonstration vehicle for single-person transport by the end of the year.We are in an experimentation phase, we take this development very seriously, he said, adding that Airbus recognized such technologies would have to be clean to avoid further polluting congested cities.He said using the skies could also reduce costs for city infrastructure planners.With flying, you don t need to pour billions into concrete bridges and roads, he said.Enders said Airbus, as the world s largest maker of commercial helicopters, wanted to invest to make the most of new technologies such as autonomous driving and artificial intelligence, to usher in what amounts to an era of flying cars.If we ignore these developments, we will be pushed out of important segments of the business, he said.A spokesman for Airbus declined to say how much the company was investing in urban mobility.
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the landlord association, director of operations for Mia Koro-Heather remind you that private landlords are creating flexible rental housing market.the Organisation refers to the rental brokerage sites, such as the Subject.s statistics, according to which private landlords often stretched in the rental housing market.the Organization stresses that private investment in housing housing conditions by improving the pace of housing production target.Empty the months are poison to private.in Other words, rent fishing rather is calculated as the view of the empty months.the Big players again work in practice on the contrary.
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Emerging from the long shadow cast by a famous relative who was also a beloved performer can be a pretty tall order for any young, up-and-coming artist to handle.And yet Jake Clemons, nephew of the late Clarence Big Man Clemons — the legendary E Street Band saxophonist and longtime onstage foil for Bruce Springsteen who passed away in 2011 — has handled his entry into the spotlight with nothing less than style and grace.Instead of taking a safe, Boss-loving, crowd-pleasing approach, Clemons decided to lay it all on the line in stark, revelatory songs like Janine, Sick, Broke & Broken, and Move On by focusing on personal subject matters born more out of guitar, piano, and voice rather than those signature, stadium-friendly sax licks.Sometimes, your subject matter is going to be really broad, and sometimes it s going to be really narrow.Digital Trends: Before we dive into Fear & Love, I have to tell you I got to see one of those four-hour-long marathon shows Bruce did last year.I consider them to be like Greek gods, so maybe some of that will rub off on me to some degree.
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Fans of some of Nintendo s more unique features may be in for a disappointment with the Switch.Neither the Nintendo 3DS s StreetPass feature or Nintendo s social network Miiverse will appear on the company s new Switch console.That s what David Young, Nintendo of America s assistant manager of public relations, told GamesBeat today at the Switch event in New York City.I can answer that we re not going to be using Miiverse for Nintendo Switch, Yong said when asked about the feature today.Young said that the lack of StreetPass plays into the idea of the Switch as a home console, not a portable system even if it offers on-the-go playing .Miiverse is Nintendo s take on a social media platform for both the Wii U and the 3DS.StreetPass is a 3DS feature that let players exchange game data when they passed other 3DS owners in real life.For social media, the Switch will use other platforms — not Nintendo s own — and also has a share button that can be used to share images, and later on, video.Nintendo did not specify which platforms in the interview, just that it would be existing social media.
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From Earth, we jump to the recently visited dwarf planet of Pluto and its wild and weird landscapes.Pluto s Tartarus Dorsa region is covered by washboards of sharp ridges that look an awful lot like penitentes.There s just one important difference—while Earthly penitentes are measured in centimeters and meters, these ridges are spaced several apart, and they drop around 500 meters from top to bottom.Enlarge / The ridges of Tartarus Dorsa.
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As the patent battle between Fitbit and Jawbone neared its settlement, the two companies reportedly entertained talks around a potential acquisition.However, those discussions broke down and now it has led to Jawbone scrambling to raise funds to continue operating.The Financial Times reports  subscription required that talks were preliminary and came to an end when Fitbit suggested a price that was a tiny fraction of Jawbone s $1.5 billion valuation from a year ago when it raised $165 million in funding.Now that the potential marriage is out of the question, Jawbone has to figure out its financial future.The company faces pressure not only externally, but internally from its investors.Investment manager Blackrock put in $300 million and reportedly has indicated its desire that Jawbone be sold.The company has since hired an investment bank to enlist bids, but chief executive Hosain Rahman wrote in an email obtained by Fortune last year that no significant interest had arisen.Today s reports also indicate that things may be turning up a bit, as Jawbone could be close to securing funds from an undisclosed investor.Had a deal gone through, it would have been another consolidation in the wearable market, joining Fitbit s acquisition of Pebble late last year, and subsequent shutdown; and European smartwatch brand Vector this week.Of course it would have been interesting news because for more than a year, Jawbone and Fitbit had been suing each other alleging patent infringement and theft of trade secrets.
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Ruotsalainen fintech-kasvuyritys iZettle on kerännyt 60 miljoonaa euroa uutta rahoitusta.Uusin D-rahoituskierros koostuu yrityksen mukaan sen olemassa olevien sijoittajien pääomasijoituksista sekä yhdysvaltalaisen Victory Park Capitalin VPC Speciality Lending -rahastonsa kautta tarjoamasta velkarahoituksesta.Rahoitus on iZettlen mukaan tarkoitus käyttää tarjooman kasvattamiseen.Maksupalveluja ja sovelluksia pienyrityksille kehittävä Zettle on lisäksi nimittänyt uudeksi talousjohtajakseen Maria Hedengrenin, joka on aiemmin toiminut NetEntin talousjohtajana.Vuonna 2010 perustettu iZettle on TechCrunchin mukaan vielä kannattamaton.Paperilla yritys on 500 miljoonan dollarin eli noin 470 miljoonan euron arvoinen.
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The Swedish parkeringsappen Easypark NTL continues its rapid rise in Europe and Australia.In the last year, it acquired two companies and increased its turnover by 40 per cent.And in 2017, they hope to translate 400 million.Later in the year, launching the company with a new service to allow motorists to see in real time the available parking spaces and find the fastest way there.We are in the midst of a growth phase, and connect more cities, the p-operators and motorists all the time.Our new services will be a real game changer , " says ceo and co-owner Johan Birgersson.
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If you tend to run the same Terminal command pretty often, then it makes sense to do one of two things: create a text expander snippet or turn it into a keyboard shortcut.How-To Geek shows you how to do the latter using Apple s built-in Automator tool.All you ll need to do is create a new Automator action using the Run Shell Script command, type in your Terminal command, then add a shortcut in the System Preferences pane.The process is pretty simple, so head over to How-To Geek for the full guide.How to Run Any Mac Terminal Command With a Keyboard Shortcut How-To Geek
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Ecommerce shipping mistakes like choosing the wrong service level, using too much packaging, or even not researching what it will cost to ship a given product can cost online retailers money.Not Using Flat Rate ShippingWith domestic flat rate shipping services, an online store pays a prescribed price to ship a specific box regardless of what the shipment weighs or how far away its destination is.These flat rate or one rate shipping services have several advantages, including:Predictable shipping costs regardless of zone;Fast delivery often three days or less ;
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The trends that emerge during the show set the stage for all the developments that are to come over the course of the year.Although most smartphone makers tend to wait for Mobile World Congress in late February for their big announcements, we still see a lot of interesting developments at CES.This year, at the Digital Trends booth, the DT Mobile team met to discuss the trends that will set the course of 2017.Here s a breakdown of the major points we discussed:5G isn t coming anytime soon: We ve been hearing about 5G for years.Every year, we hear more buzz about the topic, but we never hear much about when we ll actually start seeing the benefits of 5G speeds.
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carbon Dioxide-recycling, jukeboxens return and self-driven minivans.Here is a selection of the latest tekniknyheterna.Indian kolkratfverket in Tuticorin has begin to capture the carbon dioxide it emits and convert it into sodium carbonate, which then can be used for the manufacture of glass.the Technology is hailed by some, but the Swedish researchers who Vetenskapsradion talked with are hesitant.Skivtillverkaren Crosley makes nostalgikerna happy and åtelanserar vinyl-jukebox.Soon rolls Waymos self-driven minivans.
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Stick these bright battery-powered lights anywhere indoors or out they're weather-proof .They'll light up when motion is detected within 15-feet, and shut themselves off after 30 seconds of inactivity.Currently a best-seller on Amazon with 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 4,000 reviewers read recent reviews .Its typical list price of $26.55 has been slashed 42% down to just $15.49 for a set of three, its lowest price.See the discounted Mr. Beams nightlights at their rock-bottom price on Amazon.This story, "42% off Mr. Beams Motion-Sensing Stick-Anywhere Nightlight, 3-Pack - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
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Enmi Kendall is a co-founder and general partner of Healthy Ventures, a seed-stage fund focused on infrastructure software in healthcare.How to join the networkDonald Trump s election has left many wary of how he ll respond to a campaign promise to dismantle Obamacare.Likely to remain are provisions that make it illegal for insurers to deny a patient s pre-existing medical conditions and enable children to stay on their parents insurance plans through age 26.The persistent truths are that the healthcare market represents $3 trillion, almost 20 percent, of the U.S. economy.The lack of technology progress wasn t because of a lack of available solutions, but rather because of a lack of economic incentive.
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In a characteristically desperate move, the Wikileaks Task Force tweeted out that the organization nobly devoted to making private documents public is looking to create an online database with all verified twitter accounts & their family/job/financial/housing relationships.Twitter verifies users based on whether their accounts are of public interest, meaning that many journalists, along with celebrities, brands and politicians, are verified.Around 237,000 accounts are currently verified on the social platform.Wikileaks explained to journalist Kevin Collier on Twitter that the organization wants to do this in order to to develop a metric to understand influence networks based on proximity graphs.Wikileaks is also threatening to sue anyone who calls their pale king a rapist in response to their latest stunt.Assange has been hiding away in the Ecuadorian embassy in London ever since Swedish authorities have tried to pursue rape charges against him.
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The Las Vegas show, running from 5-8 January, is expected to draw even more attention from car manufacturers as the boundaries between vehicles and consumer technology shrinks.Electric vehicle start-upFaraday Future is to unveil its first production car, while Volkswagen is expected to focus its attention on mobility.Here's everything we know about CES 2017 so far.Dell has chosen to focus its efforts on gaming at this year's CES, displaying a host of new laptops from its XPS and Alienware brands, with upgraded 13, 15 and 17ins models.It also unveiled what it claims is the "world's first 32ins 8K display", which will go on sale towards the end of the year.Confirming all the pre-CES rumours, Sony has unveiled its new expanded television line-up with the reveal of its A1 series.
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