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  • People And Know-how Are Becoming One, And It’s Changing All the things

    Unlike layman’s notion, biotechnology is not just about working within the laboratory carrying white lab coat and getting ready medicines to enhance the quality of life. The Future of Work on the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of the Huge Ideas, is one mechanism by which NSF is responding to the challenges and opportunities for the future of jobs and work. The overarching vision is to support convergent analysis to grasp and develop the human-technology partnership, design new technologies to augment human efficiency, illuminate the rising socio-technological landscape, understand the risks and benefits of recent technologies, perceive and affect the influence of synthetic intelligence on workers and work, and foster lifelong and pervasive studying.

    Whereas trendy biotechnology options to society’s problems appear much more subtle than airdropping amphibians into Australia, this story should serve as a cautionary story. To avoid blundering into disaster, the errors of the past ought to be …

  • Zoom’s iOS App Found To Be Sending Data To Facebook

    If you don’t have a Facebook account and think that you’re safe from Facebook keeping information on you, think again, especially if you use Zoom’s iOS app. This is because according to a report from Motherboard, they have discovered that the iOS version of Zoom is sending data to Facebook, even if the user does not own a Facebook account to begin with.

    From what they found, the data that Zoom sends to Facebook includes usage information such as when the user opens the app, details about the user’s phone model, the time zone and city that they are in, where they’re connecting from, what carrier they’re connected to, and an advertiser identifier that advertisers can then use to send targeted advertisements.

    The problem with this is that Zoom did not disclose this practice, or if they did, it is not done in a very obvious way. To Facebook’s credit,

  • Business as Usual Is On Hold—Even at the EPA

    2020 has a new motto: “Canceled due to the coronavirus.” Businesses, schools, sports, travel, film, and TV production, conferences, meetings, and basically any and all business as usual has been suspended in the US as individuals and institutions try to slow the spread of Covid-19. We have, at least, had outdoor space to go to—staying at least six feet away from others as we do—when we need a break from the four walls of our homes. But those spaces, along with the air we breathe and the water we drink, may get a whole lot less pleasant going forward, as the Trump administration is adding environmental protection regulations to the temporary cancelation list.

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    This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED’s parent company, Condé Nast.

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  • Why are there so many stock photos of people kissing while wearing face masks?

    So, you’re facing a global pandemic and deep in the midst of the Democratic presidential primaries. The concert you bought tickets for months ago got canceled, you’re worried about your parents, trying to ration your toilet paper supply, running short on almond milk, and, it seems, there is no hope.

    Or maybe you’re feeling frisky in this new, socially-distant world? Fret not, you are not alone! Stock photographers are in the same (alas, distant) boat with you. Virus or not, we are all human and we’re thirsty AF. We yearn for touch, a gentle stroke on the back, a soft caress, someone’s lips … protected by a medical mask?

    Jokes aside, with the U.S. now leading the world in coronavirus cases and an ever-increasing death toll, life has gotten very dark. So much so that New York City’s government issued it’s sexiest guide to dating, stating (in bold) that you

  • Rent the Runway lays off all retail employees due to coronavirus uncertainty

    Rent the Runway, a popular clothing rental brand, laid off its entire retail staff via Zoom yesterday. The company, which primarily operates online, has brick and mortar locations in California, New York, Chicago, and Washington DC. All stores are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the company is not sure when or if they will be able to reopen.

    During a Zoom meeting with retail staff, a company executive said the business has been forced to “dramatically reassess” its current operations in order to sustain the business. “All teams at RTR are being impacted in some way today,” she added. “With the current uncertainty and continued government restrictions that are aimed to protect public health during this unprecedented pandemic, we have no visibility into when or if we will be able to reopen our stores. As a result of this, all retail roles are being eliminated. This was

  • Science And Know-how Schooling And Future Human Needs

    It is arduous to imagine how a lot the world has modified in the final 30 years ago. Knowledge is an actual-time snapshot Information is delayed at the very least quarter-hour. International Business and Financial Information, Inventory Quotes, and Market Knowledge and Evaluation. Be taught by specialists within the discipline of Biotechnology who run energetic, internationally recognised, research groups here at Glasgow. As know-how brings individuals closer collectively, never has it been more vital to communicate on a worldwide scale. Businesses need to attach with their clients – regardless of where they are. And with the ability to talk with audiences in their own language is essential, but the translation landscape is changing.

    As a modern biotechnologist, you will research areas such as recombinant DNA technology, genetic and protein engineering, cell fusion, and gene cloning and expression. Better Yield: Food biotechnology seems to extend crop yields by introducing food crops …