Category Archives: Science and Technology

“Everyone Is Affected”: Why The Implications Of The Intel “Bug” Are Staggering

Intel’s processors have a security bug and the fix could slow down PCs but, Intel says the processor bug isn’t unique to its chips. This will require a complete re-architecture of the way processors are designed and the threats posed will be with us for an entire hardware life-cycle, likely the next decade.

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Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

Three new crew members arrived at the International Space Station which marks the first long-term increase in crew size on the U.S. segment from three to four, allowing NASA to maximize time dedicated to research. Highlights of upcoming investigations include demonstrating the benefits of manufacturing fiber optic filaments in a microgravity environment, a new study looking to slow or reverse muscle atrophy in astronauts during spaceflight, and exploring the ability of a synthetic bone material that adheres bone to metal within minutes to accelerate bone repair.

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Future Of Aging: Supporting Older Adults With Artificial Intelligence

With nearly one third of the population of non-institutionalized older adults living alone in 2015, with even higher proportions for women over the age of 75, VAPA’ (Voice-Activated Personal Assistants e.g. Alexa, Siri or Google’s Now) could help people with the safety, security and social connections needed for healthy living.

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