Fredrik F Garverhaugen

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Nerve cell stimulation 'may recall memories' in Alzheimer's patients

Research on mice has shown signs of reversing memory loss by using light to activate cells and help to grow new connections<p>Memories banished by Alzheimer’s can in theory be rescued by stimulating nerve cells to grow new connections, a study has shown.<p>The research, conducted in mice, raises the …

Dementia

Obama Hits North Korea With New Sanctions For Nuke Tests

President Obama slapped North Korea with new economic sanctions Wednesday as punishment for launching a ballistic missile and doing "illicit" nuclear tests in defiance of international warnings.<p>"These actions are consistent with our longstanding commitment to apply sustained pressure on the North …

North Korea

This Nasty New Malware Can Infect Your Apple iPhone or iPad

Apple’s mobile operating system just got a nasty bug.<p>Researchers from the cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks (panw) said on Wednesday that they …

Oracle Corporation Jumps and LinkedIn Corp. Dives as Stocks Rise

Stocks meandered into negative territory this afternoon, but spiked higher after a key announcement by the Federal Reserve. By the closing bell the <b>S&P 500</b> gained 11 points, or 0.6%, while the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> added 76 points, or 0.5%. Both indexes are now within 1 percentage point of …

Investing

Antibiotic Resistance In Children Is Scarily High

One thing no one should be nostalgic for is untreatable bacterial infections. Sadly, if a rerun has not yet arrived, we're certainly seeing the …

Microbiology

Bill Ackman, Down 26.4% From Toxic Valeant, Tries His Hand At Risk Management

After his worst year running Pershing Square, billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman is already staring down new, new lows.<p>Ackman’s Amsterdam-listed fund, Pershing Square Holdings, is off 26.4% in 2016. The majority of Ackman’s holdings are down for the year, but his portfolio is mostly plagued …

Markets

Ring’s new Video Doorbell Pro ditches the battery for more smarts in a smaller package

Ring, the folks behind the self-titled Ring video doorbell, have a two-punch combo’s worth of news this morning: they’re launching a new model called the Ring Pro, and have raised a $61.2 million Series C.<p>The $249 Ring Pro bumps up the specs on the standard $199 model in just about every way that …

Bloodborne Is Turning Into a Board Game

Just don't get so frustrated you tear up your cards.<p>Bloodborne is being translated into a board game.<p>The news comes from board game designer Eric M. …

XCOM

How Would A Trump Presidency Impact Science?

'Scientific American' looks at the GOP frontrunner's positions<p>Billionaire tycoon and reality TV entertainer Donald Trump's status as the 2016 Republican presidential nominee frontrunner has only been solidified in recent weeks, thanks to many decisive primary election victories. And as the general …

Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecasts Update, 2013

Time-to-market, more flexible support for business strategies by IT, and faster response time to competitive conditions are combining to accelerate cloud computing adoption today.<p>Of the enterprises I’ve spoken with over the last several months including several Fortune 500 corporations to small …

The Next Zuckerberg Could Be in West Virginia

No Amer­ic­an politi­cian can go wrong singing the vir­tues of small busi­nesses. But the much-revered corner­stone of eco­nom­ic growth is a broad …

Android snags record 81 percent of smartphone market

More than 204 million Android phones shipped around the world during the third quarter, says Strategy Analytics.<p>Android continues to gobble up more of the smartphone market.<p>Google's mobile OS won a global market share of 81.3 percent last quarter, up from 75 percent in the prior year's quarter, …

Mobile

A Very Short History Of Data Science

The story of how data scientists became sexy is mostly the story of the coupling of the mature discipline of statistics with a very young one–computer science. The term “Data Science” has emerged only recently to specifically designate a new profession that is expected to make sense of the vast …

How algorithms rule the world

On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests over a three-hour period that it ran out of vehicles to transport the detainees to jail. Three days later, 1,200 people had been arrested across the city – a new police department record. Operation Blue Crush was …

Why you should never trust a data scientist

The wonderful thing about being a data scientist is that I get all of the credibility of genuine science, with none of the irritating peer review or …

High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs

When a young Indian-American woman walked into the funky L.A. jewelry boutique Tarina Tarantino, store manager Lauren Twisselman thought she was just like any other customer. She didn't realize the woman was actress and writer Mindy Kaling.<p>"I hadn't watched <i>The Office</i>,"Twisselman says. Kaling both …

How Forensic Linguistics Outed J.K. Rowling (Not to Mention James Madison, Barack Obama, and the Rest of Us)

Earlier this week, the UK’s <i>Sunday Times</i> rocked the publishing world by revealing that Robert Galbraith, the first-time author of a new crime novel called <i>The Cuckoo’s Calling</i>, is none other than J.K. Rowling, the superstar author of the <i>Harry Potter</i> series. Then the <i>New York Times</i> told the story of …

This recycling bin is following you

<b>Update (Aug. 12):</b> City of London halts recycling bins tracking phones of passers-by<p>Recycling bins in the City of London are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people whom the bins recognize.<p>Renew, the startup behind the scheme, installed 100 recycling bins …

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