the British brexit-vote could cost the country's economy tens of billions of euros.That the third research institute of CEBR's business leader survey participated companies have either postponed or cancelled investment to Britain after the vote.most of the arguments were plans to amend the pounds weakness or inflation in the expected to accelerate the.the Research estimates that the lost investment, the total value could rise to up to 75 billion.
Raw material prices rose to the end of the year is scheduled for the new Us president Donald Trump's choice in early November, the estimates of the confederation of research institute Etla.the Reason is Trump to drive a strong recovery, infrastructure, construction and it through the traditional industry.mining companies have got about buoyancy, which is reflected in the price of raw materials.
"the World is globalized and we can no longer assume that if we always knew what the other person thinks," said Haaga-Helia institution the priest and interfaith dialogue specializing in the Heidi rautionmaa mr..Asylum seekers, a large part is muslim.the research institute of the Pew's estimated muslim numbers rose in Finland thirty years, during 200 000."in Other cultures may be very quickly ask you what your religion is.With people from other cultures, with several inside the world of images and values of encounter."Different religions might appear in the workplace in dress, eating habits, prayer or the attitude to the opposite sex.
Creative Commons licensed photo by Mark LatoneroChances are you re carrying around a smartphone and using it for all sorts of things including texting, checking email, navigation and finding a place to spend the night when traveling.For you it probably feels like a lifeline, but for refugees making the dangerous journey from Syria and other war torn countries to safer havens in Europe, it literally is a lifeline.As Wired documented, Many of these displaced people rely upon smartphones to find safe passage.Maps and GPS help chart the best course.Mark LatoneroFor the most part, this is a positive aspect to an otherwise desperate situation, but, as Data and Society Research Institute Fellow Mark Latonero points out, The tools that underpin this passage provide many benefits, yet are also used to exploit refugees and raise questions about surveillance.In another essay, Latonero warns about surveillance.
Bernie Sanders supporters demonstrate against Donald Trumpia against. In the US the upcoming presidential elections as alternatives to flash Socialist Bernie Sanders and populist Donald Trump, ykköshuoleksi affluent Americans has risen to it, who will rise to the White House after Barack Obama, writes Forbes. The investigating a British research institute YouGov, the equivalent has not been seen ever before. Always in the past, for example, concern about the future of the child is pushed past the brightly such political issues. Results of the elections has always been a concern, but this seems to be the first time that it is the number one concern, says YouGov's leading partner Cara David. It is as much as 15 percentage points more than the concern about the future of their children and 25-30 percentage points higher than worry asekontrollista, global warming and the threat of ISIS.
U.S. drivers still aren t quite as excited about self-driving vehicles as tech and car companies are, according to a new study released Monday.Nearly half of respondents to an April survey by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said their preferred level of automation was no self-driving.Overall public opinion has been remarkably consistent over the two years that this survey has been conducted, said the study s authors, Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak.The general patterns of responses have not changed over the course of these two surveys, despite the increased media coverage of self-driving vehicles.When asked about riding in vehicles that were either completely self-driving or partially self-driving, 37.2 percent of respondents were very concerned about the completely self-driving cars, compared with 17 percent who were very concerned about the partially self-driving vehicles.In addition, 94.5 percent of respondents would prefer that completely self-driving vehicles still have a steering wheel and gas and brake pedals so human drivers can take over a vehicle if needed.The study, which received 618 surveys completed online using SurveyMonkey, report results that are in line with a study released by AAA in March, which in January found that 3 out of 4 U.S. drivers were afraid to ride in a self-driving car.Speaking of being afraid, a report last month by the Rand Corporation doesn t help: It found that self-driving cars may not be proven safe for decades — because they just haven t been driven enough.On the other side, proponents of self-driving cars argue that they are safer than cars driven by humans.Photo: A Google self-driving car travels eastbound on San Antonio Road Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2015 in Mountain View, Calif. Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group  Tags: autonomous, cars, safety, self-driving, survey, vehicles
Good news, prospective Martian colonists: that frigid hellscape where you hope to spend out your days alone and in darkness is currently in a warm phase.Using ground-penetrating radar data collected by NASA s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a team of scientists at the Southwest Research Institute has unearthed strong evidence for accelerated accumulation of ice at Mars north pole in the recent geologic past.This discovery, detailed today in the journal Science, confirms what models have been predicting since the early 2000s: that the Red Planet s most recent ice age ended about 370,000 years ago.Layers below the blue lines in a and b show stark changes in the accumulation of ice associated with climate change.From a human colonization perspective, this is very good news.If we took Elon Musk s off-the-cuff advice and nuked the pole, we could probably make the atmosphere much thicker and warmer pretty quickly.
A mosaic image produced with the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the Mars Express spacecraft, which shows spiral features used to interpret ice advancement and retreat at Mars north pole.Good news, prospective Martian colonists: that frigid hellscape where you hope to spend out your days alone and in darkness is currently in a warm phase.Using ground-penetrating radar data collected by NASA s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a team of scientists at the Southwest Research Institute has unearthed strong evidence for accelerated accumulation of ice at Mars north pole in the recent geologic past.This discovery, detailed today in the journal Science, confirms what models have been predicting since the early 2000s: that the Red Planet s most recent ice age ended about 370,000 years ago.From a human colonization perspective, this is very good news.If we took Elon Musk s off-the-cuff advice and nuked the pole, we could probably make the atmosphere much thicker and warmer pretty quickly.
Good news, prospective Martian colonists: that frigid hellscape where you hope to spend out your days alone and in darkness is currently in a warm phase.Using ground-penetrating radar data collected by NASA s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a team of scientists at the Southwest Research Institute has unearthed strong evidence for accelerated accumulation of ice at Mars north pole in the recent geologic past.This discovery, detailed today in the journal Science, confirms what models have been predicting since the early 2000s: that the Red Planet s most recent ice age ended about 370,000 years ago.Layers below the blue lines in a and b show stark changes in the accumulation of ice associated with climate change.From a human colonization perspective, this is very good news.If we took Elon Musk s off-the-cuff advice and nuked the pole, we could probably make the atmosphere much thicker and warmer pretty quickly.
Image Source: EPFLAugmented reality might factor in to the future of firefighting.This week, a team from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL , a research institute in Switzerland, revealed the smart visor they have been working on that will help firefighters see through smoke and darkness while simultaneously freeing up their hands and allowing them to do their jobs with less constraints.SEE ALSO: If the future of virtual reality looks like this, we re all doomedFirefighters are not only loaded down with protective gear weighing around 50 pounds when they enter a burning building, they re also usually carrying a massive hose to fight the flames and a thermal imaging camera to see their surroundings through all of the chaos.There s not much anyone can do about the hose, but the camera was in dire need of an upgrade.So Birbaumer and Bosch put a small infrared camera on the firefighter s helmet and incorporated a transparent screen on the oxygen mask.At first it s hard to know what you re seeing, if it s the real thing or not, but you get used to it surprisingly fast and can easily handle the two overlapping views, says Jean-Marc Pittet, who is in charge of training firefighters in Vaud Canton as well as conducting tests with the new smart visor.
Given the widespread global usage of mobile communications among users of all ages, even a very small increase in the incidence of disease resulting from exposure to radio-frequency radiation could have broad implications for public health, according to a report of partial findings from the study, which was released late Thursday.Earlier in the week, the NIH said, It is important to note that previous human, observational data collected in earlier, large-scale population-based studies have found limited evidence of an increased risk for developing cancer from cellphone use.Where people were saying there s no risk, I think this ends that kind of statement, said Ron Melnick, who ran the NTP project until retiring in 2009 and recently reviewed the study s results.Since mobile phones were launched commercially in the 1980s, the only widely agreed upon physical impact from cellphone radio-frequency energy is that it can heat human tissue at high enough levels.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration appointed the NTP to study cellphone radio-frequency radiation nearly two decades ago.In 2005, the NTP selected the IIT Research Institute in Chicago to carry out the experiments.
The team says that the same forces that drive ice ages here on Earth drive ice ages on Mars."We found an accelerated accumulation rate of ice in the uppermost 100 to 300 meters of the polar cap," said Dr. Isaac Smith, a postdoctoral researcher at SwRI and lead author of a paper published in the May 27 issue of Science.Radar observations of the ice cap provide a detailed history of ice accumulation and erosion associated with climate change."The team says that Mars has seasonal cycles along with longer cycles that have impact on the distribution of ice on the planet.While these changes are not severe on Earth on Mars the scientists say that the Red Planet's tilt can change as much as 60-degrees on a scale of hundreds of thousands to millions of years."Because the climate on Mars fluctuates with larger swings in axial tilt, and ice will distribute differently for each swing, Mars would look substantially different in the past than it does now," said Smith.
Newly formed and lavishly funded Toyota Research Institute is poised to buy Google s scary-robots factory, a report has claimed.Google in 2013 bought Boston Dynamics, whose unsettling robots have become creep-factor YouTube stars.The company had received tens of millions of dollars in military funding until Google bought it.Google, which now falls under parent firm Alphabet, has been trying to unload the robot unit, according to a March article in Bloomberg, reportedly over its low potential to produce commercial products within a few years, along with lack of cooperation between the unit s executives and Google engineers, and concerns from Google s public relations team.Now, the ink is nearly dry on a deal to sell Boston Dynamics to Toyota s artificial intelligence and robotics group, the Toyota Research Institute, according to Tech Insider, which based its report on an unnamed source.Officially launched in November, Toyota s institute received initial funding of $1 billion, according to a January news release from Toyota.The push within Google to rid itself of its relatively new acquisition began in earnest in February, according to Bloomberg, when a video of hulking, bipedal robot Alex refusing to be cowed by a bullying human raised fears about what the public might think.After the division s latest robot video was posted to YouTube, in February, Google s public-relations team expressed discomfort that Alphabet would be associated with a push into humanoid robotics, the article said.Not that the public hadn t already been creeped out by Boston Dynamics machines – last year, the world was introduced to Spot, a dog-like quadruped that looked like it could lay waste to a pack of Rottweilers in a matter of moments.Then there was Cheetah from 2012, another four-legged robot, which had a top speed slightly higher than that of Usain Bolt, the world s fastest man.Tech Insider said Google and Toyota didn t respond to requests for comment on the reportedly imminent sale.Photo: Screenshot from Boston Dynamics video of Atlas, its humanoid robotTags: Boston Dynamics, Google, Pentagon, robots, youtube
When Boston Dynamics posted a video of its humanoid robot, Atlas, walking in the snow and recovering from getting kicked, Google was not happy.As one former employee told Tech Insider, it "soured the soup" of a relationship that was already heading south.Bloomberg first reported the issues surrounding the video when it obtained an email posted on an internal Google forum.Google's initial visionTo understand the tensions between Google and Boston Dynamics, it's important to see how the visions of each company differed.Marc Raibert founded Boston Dynamics in 1992.And Cheetah robot, another four-legged bot that's a bit faster than Usain Bolt.As Boston Dynamics wrote in the About section of its YouTube page: "Our mission is to build the most advanced robots on Earth, with remarkable mobility, agility, dexterity and speed."Where they re saying, 'Okay, what do you do?One idea pitched was that it would roam around on wheels, which could arguably be seen as more consumer friendly than a complex, legged robot.Boston Dynamics, given that it was born out of the MIT Leg Lab, was rubbed that wrong way by that concept.A different former employee told Tech Insider that Google wanted a robot that could help around the house or in the office.Pratt took over the lab in 1992 after Raibert left the university to build Boston Dynamics.Raibert still runs Boston Dynamics under Google.James Kuffner, the co-founder of Google's robotics division, left the company in January to join the the Toyota Research Institute.Joseph Bondaryk, the operation manager for Boston Dynamics under Google, also joined the Toyota Research Institute in January, according to LinkedIn.Other notable moves include Philipp Michel, who worked as a senior roboticist for Google's robotics division before moving to the Toyota Research Institute in February, a LinkedIn search found.
From far left to right, UC San Diego Vice Chancellor Sandra Brown, unidentified, Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas, Tijuana Secretary of Economic Development Xavier Peniche, Tijuana Mayor Jorge Astiazarán, Mexico General Consul for San Diego Remedios Gomez, and Mexican Foreign Ministry General Director of Special Affairs Mauricio Ibarra.Olivia Graeve agrees: one of the goals of the Center is to develop the 21th century engineer who crosses borders seamlessly and has a global world view.Paulo Carreño King, the Mexican Foreign Ministry s Undersecretary for North America, traveled from Mexico City to underscore the importance of the new Center.It will carry out research activities and technology development along this dynamic border, he said.The University of California s U.S.-Mexus initiative brings together existing bilateral programs and activities and stimulates the development of new partnerships involving academia, government, civil society and private citizens, Carreño King said.This center is a great example for other regions to follow and replicate, he said.
The world s biggest automaker is known best for its cars, but that could soon change if Toyota keeps buying robotics companies.According to multiple reports, a new branch of the Japanese conglomerate is in talks with Google to buy Boston Dynamics, with a source telling Tech Insider that the ink is nearly dry.This wouldn t be the first such company to be acquired by the Toyota Research Institute — back in March, the company purchased the Cambridge-based Jaybridge Robotics to help with its research and development of artificial intelligence and robotics.The move also isn t entirely unexpected on Google s part, as sources claim that tensions have been running high between the tech giant and the Boston-based robotics company.At the time, Bloomberg reported that Google execs believed Boston Dynamics to be unlikely to produce a marketable product in the next few years.And now, it looks like Google is offloading for good.
Finland ranks of the Swiss research institute IMD competitiveness ranking position 20, ETLA News. "Other Nordic countries recovering from -pankkikriisistään the exception of Iceland - can be found on the tip of Ten, Jack," ETLA's research director and Etlatieto Oy's Managing Director Petri Rouvinen says the release. Finland's biggest problem is the employment situation, in particular, long-lasting long-term and youth unemployment. For comparison, the best gainers include Ireland 9, the Netherlands 7, Latvia and Slovakia 6 6. Most fall Kazakhstan -13, -6, Greece, Indonesia and Mexico -6 -6. IMD Competitiveness Index analyzes how countries and companies as a whole make use of their abilities in order to achieve wealth or profits. "
Researchers in Finland say the answers are on the Internet.They're adding their voices to the idea that Google data can help improve economic analysis and forecasts in areas such as the labor market.By tracking searches for terms such as unemployment benefits or career service across the European Union, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy in Helsinki says it's able to predict unemployment as much as three months in advance.While central banks and statistics agencies have already expressed interest — and some  already use it to get additional insights — ETLA says it can now estimate real-time unemployment rates using web searches.The newly unveiled research could have predicted joblessness in Portugal, where ETLA s Google Index began to spike in 2011 before the unemployment rate did.There are over 100 billion Google searches every month, and each search is someone expressing an interest in or a demand for something.ETLA s nowcast as of late last week showed that unemployment is currently 4.93 percent in the U.K., 20.58 percent in Spain, 11.11 percent in Finland and 10.14 percent in France.The European Commission is examining the issue, and Britain s Office for National Statistics is planning to use new methods including web scraping to better measure the economy.But it's not a simple case of out with the old and in with the new.The real success will come if you combine all of those things, because we are deeply convinced that you always will need official statistics as a benchmark for many other data sources.
The deal would see Toyota's Silicon Valley R lab acquire Boston Dynamics and SchaftSpot, a quadruped prototype robot developed by Google's Boston Dynamics, walks down a hill during a demonstration at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 16, 2015.The newspaper said the two companies are in final talks, but details are yet to be discussed so the deal could still fall through.The deal would see Boston Dynamics, a developer of advanced two- and four-legged robots for the U.S. military, and Schaft, a Tokyo-based developer of humanoid robots, transferred to the Toyota Research Institute.The unit is a recently launched billion-dollar research arm based in Silicon Valley.Google acquired Boston Dynamics and Schaft several years ago as part of a push into robotics, but that hasn't gone anywhere since robotics head Andy Rubin left the company in late 2014.Toyota has been researching robotics for more than 10 years and the acquisition of the Google units would give the company access to cutting-edge robotics development, especially in the field of humanoid robots.
View photosMoreAn employee works under a Toyota Motor Corp logo at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan February 5, 2016.REUTERS/Toru HanaiTOKYO Reuters - Toyota Motor Corp is in talks to buy two robotics divisions from Google parent Alphabet Inc, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday.The Japanese automaker is discussing an acquisition of Alphabet's Boston Dynamics - known for the Cheetah, which is claimed to be the world's fastest-legged robot - and Schaft, a venture that was led by two former Tokyo University professors, the report said.Toyota declined to comment beyond saying the company and its research and development arm, Toyota Research Institute, "regularly discuss possible collaborations with outside partners to help create ever-better cars and to advance our R efforts."Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Ritsuko Ando
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