Deadly superbug outbreak in humans linked to antibiotic spike in cows

[ad_1] A deadly outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella that sickened 225 people across the US beginning in 2018 may have been spurred by a sharp rise in the use of certain antibiotics in cows a year earlier, infectious disease investigators reported this week. From June 2018 to March of 2019, officials at the Centers for […]

Pay what you want to kickstart a lucrative career in big data

[ad_1] You might be interested to learn that Glassdoor.com lists data scientist as the number one best job of 2019. With a median base salary of $108,000 and average job satisfaction of 4.3 out of five, it’s understandable why it ranks so high. It’s safe to say that working with big data can yield big […]

A wearable system to assist visually impaired people

[ad_1] An overview of the VI assistive system. The system includes a wearable terminal made up of an RGBD camera and an earphone, a processor and a touch interface that offers walkable instructions and scene descriptions. Credit: Lin et al. New technological advances could have important implications for those affected by disabilities, offering valuable assistance […]

TicWatch S2 and E2 are the perfect smartwatches for summer activities

[ad_1] You might think that Wear OS smartwatches are just as delicate as most electronics, but Mobvoi proves otherwise. Two of the company’s latest products, the TicWatch S2 and TicWatch E2, feature classic designs with modern technology packaged to handle anything you throw at them. First, let’s take a look at the TicWatch S2 and […]

First-person shooter classics Doom and Doom II out now on Android

[ad_1] Update, August 23, 2019 (03:30 PM ET): Bethesda no longer requires a Bethesda account login to play Doom or Doom II on Android (via Android Police). This controversial requirement was lambasted by fans at launch, but it is now gone. Read on for more! Original article, July 26, 2019 (03:54 PM ET): It’s time […]

How a group of visionaries predicted today's world a century ago

[ad_1] We need more blue-sky thinking. Credit: Yolanda Sun/Unsplash From shamanic ritual to horoscopes, humans have always tried to predict the future. Today, trusting predictions and prophecies has become part of daily life. From the weather forecast to the time the sat-nav says we will reach our destination, our lives are built around futuristic fictions. […]

China's 'barefoot architects' are transforming left-behind rural villages

[ad_1] Chengkan village, Anhui province: this beautifully-crafted and retreating architecture holds an important place in Chinese heritage. Credit: Xiang Ren. , Author provided China is urbanizing at breakneck speed. Hundreds of millions of people have migrated from rural areas to cities in search of jobs or higher wages, even as the government commissions new buildings […]

Energizing buildings

[ad_1] The movable solar panels harvest around 50 percent more energy than static solar panels. Credit: Arno Schlüter A solar façade developed at ETH Zurich combines electricity production with intelligent shading to achieve optimal energy balance. Heating or cooling internal spaces requires energy. More intelligent building façades could save much of that energy. A system […]

Bioinspired robots can now learn to swarm on the go

[ad_1] Using a custom-made swarm of robots with high processing power embedded within the swarm, the Bristol team discovered which rules give rise to desired swarm behaviours. Credit: University of Bristol A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviors in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research […]

Best tech deals today: Apple iPhone cases, PS4 controllers, Xbox One S bundle

[ad_1] Ars Technica Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a couple of deals on Apple’s Leather Cases for its iPhone XS and iPhone 8/7 phones. The former is down to $25, while the latter is down to $22.49. Only the black models are […]