Ali Salah

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Not all creepy: 3 important findings from Facebook's emotional experiments

Facebook is in hot water for manipulating user’s emotions for mass study that explored the contagious effects of positive and negative news stories. The Wall Street Journal reports that the well-publicized experiment was just the tip of the iceberg for Facebook’s fast research data science team. …

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Drug companies may soon have to tweet dangerous side effects

Big Pharma is about to get a lot more retweet action<p>The FDA has proposed a new set of social media guidelines that will require drug companies to tweet their products’ side-effects to the world, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Though still tentative, the proposal would make it so that all the …

Hospitals hope to predict illness by analyzing your spending habits

Advertisers aren't the only ones interested in your spending habits — hospitals and insurance companies are taking note as well. Carolinas HealthCare, which operates hundreds of healthcare facilities from hospitals to nursing homes and care centers throughout North and South Carolina, is purchasing …

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Seven Months After FDA Slapdown, 23andMe Returns With New Health Report Submission

After seven months in the Food and Drug Administration’s penalty box, the consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe today took the first step toward getting back in the game of providing health reports in its test results.<p>The company said today that it has submitted for FDA approval a health report …

An App That Detects STDs In The Privacy Of Your Own Home

First Derm is an app that lets you snap a picture of whatever is going on with your skin and submit it to a doctor for anonymous diagnoses.<p>First Derm launched in Sweden as an STD triage app in 2009, it now works with a slew of dermatologists to allow people to upload any rash, bump, wart or …

The Day I Measured My Heart Rate Through My Butt

Of all the weird science fiction projects that the future would bring us, the last I expected to see was a seat cushion that would be able to measure your heart beat through your derriere. And yet, the future is here (or nearly here), thanks to a new “smart seat cushion” called Darma.<p>The main idea …

'Bleeding' pants can show paralympians that they're injured

One of the biggest worries paralympians have is sustaining injuries in areas where they won't be able to feel it. After all, if they don't even know they're injured, they might end up bleeding to death. That's why a group of students from London's Imperial College and The Royal College of Art have …

Scientists may have worked out how to defeat antibiotic-resistant superbugs

It's been known for a while that bacteria are rapidly becoming immune to the current range of antibiotics humanity has available. That's why it's harder to get hold of pills now than it was a few years ago, simply because if we don't learn to get by without them, we'll probably all die of some …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Some bars in Alaska will start dispensing pregnancy tests in their bathrooms

Alaska tries to battle its high rate of fetal alcohol syndrome<p>A number of bars across Alaska will soon have pregnancy tests in their bathrooms in an effort to reduce fetal alcohol syndrome across the state. As reported by <i>Anchorage Daily News</i>, it's part of a study being conducted by the University …

A 'bionic pancreas' might transform how diabetes is managed

Scientists have successfully tested a "bionic pancreas" on 20 adults and 32 teenagers with Type 1 diabetes for five days, reports the Associated Press. The pancreas is a wearable device that continuously monitors a patient's blood sugar levels and administers insulin automatically, when needed. …

Track your cash like calories with this new smart wristband concept

Ambitious start-ups like Coin want to replace the plastic credit and debit cards that take up space in your wallet. But what if they did away with your wallet altogether? Design firm Artefact has developed a wristband concept that tracks the user's financial information and spending. Called Token, …

Tristan Walker’s Health And Beauty Startup Walker & Co. Raises $6.9M Led By Andreessen Horowitz

Late last year, former Foursquare exec Tristan Walker unveiled his next act, introducing a new eponymous consumer brand, Walker & Co. But he doesn’t want to create just any consumer products brand — he wants specifically to focus on solving problems faced by people of color.<p>The first product Walker …

This purple, talking box can save you from an accidental prescription overdose

How's this for a crazy statistic: according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more people die each year from drug overdoses than car accidents -- and 70 percent of <i>those</i> deaths are caused by legally prescribed medication. Kaleo, a pharmaceutical firm, hopes it can change that. It's …

Honeywell thermostat lets you set the temperature using your Pebble smartwatch

Honeywell may now be looking to take on Nest with a new sleek and stylish thermostat, but it's still making sure that users of its other connected systems enjoy updates too. In a bid to make things a little easier for owners of it evohome smart zoning thermostat, the company has extended support to …

Nest Protect smoke alarm returns with a lower price following safety recall

Earlier this year, Nest recalled the Protect smoke detector after it realized the product's standout feature (the ability to silence it with a hand gesture) made it potentially unsafe to use. In response, Nest halted sales, and disabled "Wave" control on existing devices using the product's …

Spire breathing monitor can tell if you're stressed, relaxed or focused

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is supposed to be able to measure stress, but there's something about its "heart-rate variability" test that just isn't very convincing. (Namely, if you enjoy a brisk walk and raise your heart-rate slightly, the phone will sometimes report an increase in "stress.") By contrast, …

The Ekocycle Cube 3D-prints recycled plastic, is backed by will.i.am

Who isn't making 3D printers these days? We've seen countless models hit the market, but the new Ekocycle Cube from 3D Systems may be the first to boast backing from both a beverage maker and a celebrity. Coca-Cola and will.i.am have been collaborating on the sustainability initiative dubbed …

Oxford University's smart glasses help people with partial vision see more detail

When we hear the term "smart glasses" these days, we tend to focus more on the <i>smart</i> and less on the <i>glasses.</i> Researchers at Oxford University see things the other way around: putting the emphasis on <i>glasses</i> suggests a device that helps the visually impaired <i>see</i> the world, not augment it. This is the …