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Female Nobel prize winner deemed not important enough for Wikipedia entry | Science | T... - 0 views

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    "Until around an hour and a half after the award was announced on Tuesday, the Canadian physicist Donna Strickland was not deemed significant enough to merit her own page on the user-edited encyclopedia.

    The oversight has once again highlighted the marginalization of women in science and gender bias at Wikipedia."
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The world's most automated country moves toward setting a 'robot tax' - 0 views

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    "A new proposal could see the country reduce the amount of tax benefits for companies that invest in automated machinery."
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Robot monitors in homes of elderly people can predict falls, says study | Technology | ... - 0 views

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    "The study found that when a person's gait-speed dropped by 5cm/second within a week, this was a sign that they were at increased risk of a fall - in fact, 86% had a fall within three weeks when such a drop in walking speed was observed. By contrast, the elderly residents who had no change in walking speed had a background probability of falling of 19.5%."
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On Ada Lovelace Day, we break down how diverse tech companies actually are | Technology... - 0 views

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    "A woman helped create and program the world's first general purpose computer. How much progress has there been since Ada Lovelace Day began in 2009?"
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Baby robot unveiled in Japan as number of childless couples grows | Technology | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "The baby automaton joins a growing list of companion robots, such as the upcoming Jibo - designed by robotics experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and resembling a swivelling lamp - and Paro, a robot baby seal marketed by Japanese company Intelligent System as a therapeutic machine to soothe elderly dementia sufferers. Around a quarter of Japan's population is over 65 with a dearth of care workers putting a strain on social services."
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Twitter takes on Facebook, Snapchat with improved photo tools | Gigaom - 0 views

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    "The new tools appear to allow Twitter users to share images with text overlays, stickers, and other modifications. Twitter's existing tools merely allow people to crop images or run them through filters that greatly change their appearance, whether it's by upping the contrast or making them look like old Polaroid shots."
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WhatsApp offers lifeline for Syrian refugees on journey across Europe - 0 views

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    "Many hope to reach the economically stable countries in northern Europe, and use WhatsApp's messaging system as a virtual road map to help them navigate their journey. They stick to groups of their countrymen, connecting through friends of friends. Unlike some other ways of communicating, WhatsApp is free, and only requires that the user have access to the internet."
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Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults | Technology | Th... - 0 views

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    "Among six to seven year olds, who have grown up with YouTube, Spotify music streaming and the BBC iPlayer, the average DQ (digital quotient) score was 98, higher than for those aged between 45 and 49, who scored an average of 96. Digital understanding peaks between 14 and 15, with a DQ of 113 - and then drops gradually throughout adulthood, before falling rapidly in old age."
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Fuseproject designs wearable device that diagnoses diseases | design - 0 views

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    "San Francisco studio Fuseproject has created a concept for a wearable device to allow people in the developing world to test themselves for symptoms of chronic illnesses such as malaria without having to visit a doctor (+ slideshow)."
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Wikipedia editor count down by a third - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "The volunteer workforce that built the project's flagship, the English-language Wikipedia-and must defend it against vandalism, hoaxes, and manipulation-has shrunk by more than a third since 2007 and is still shrinking. ..."
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Top 10 Countries With the Most Digital Natives - 0 views

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    "China is home to the world's largest population of digital natives, totaling more than 75 million people - that's almost twice as many as the U.S., which has more than 41 million."
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Wearable Device GIST Helps the Blind 'See' What's Around Them | Singularity Hub - 0 views

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    "Meet GIST, a gesture-controlled wearable device that helps the visually impaired navigate the world around them. University of Nevada computer scientists Vinitha Khambadkar and Eelke Folmer recently debuted GIST at a technology conference."
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How We're Democratizing Healthcare with Mobile Phones | Health on GOOD - 0 views

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    "The app then measures 14 health parameters (Glucose, Protein, Urobilinogen, Calcium, Blood, Creatinine, pH, Ketone, Bilirubin, Specific Gravity, Nitrites, Leucocyte, Ascorbic Acid, Microalbumin) using routine urine analysis, provides day-to-day analytics, and, importantly, enables regular monitoring for early warning markers for more than 25 medical conditions, including complications of diabetes, pregnancy, kidney disease, and urinary tract infections. The whole idea is to spot risks early, and to address big problems before they become too big. This is important both for the home user, as well for the beneficiary of the low-cost clinic in the developing world. "
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BBC News - Schools must embrace mobile technology - 0 views

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    The need for schools to prepare for 21st century learning was top of the agenda at this year's BETT conference.They must embrace mobile technologies, games, podcasts and social networking, according to leading educationalist Professor Stephen Heppell.Schools should also break away from traditional classroom and curriculum models, he argued.The gap between those schools embracing technology and those not is getting bigger, he said.Prof Heppell was speaking to delegates at BETT, the world's biggest educational technology show.
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