Month: October 2019

Learn how Medical and Biotech Innovations Improve Healthy Living at Futex Taipei 2019

Medical advancements for a healthier lifestyle

October 31st, 2019 – Taipei, Taiwan – Innovations as diverse as a food safety advancement, an endometrial tissue cancer detector, and a new lung-on-a-chip solution to monitor pollution levels, the latest innovations in biotech, medical treatments and medical devices will be on show at Futex Taipei 2019. The event runs from December 5 to 8, 2019 at the Taipei World Trade Center, Hall 1 in Taipei, Taiwan. Futex Taipei 2019’s event organizer is Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

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Futex Taipei 2019 aims to show the public what future cutting edge research, and transformations in medical advancements can help to sustain and improve people’s lives. Futex Taipei 2019 salutes the work of scientists and researchers and shows Taiwan’s abilities in moving medical research forward. Futex Taipei 2019 showcases Taiwan’s revolutionary breakthroughs in smart, precision medical technologies.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2019, in the “Innovation capability” category, Taiwan ranks fourth globally for the key competitive attribute behind Germany, the United States, and Switzerland. It claimed 12th place out of 141 economies overall.

Fresh ideas: From food safety innovation to lung cancer solutions

At Taiwan’s National Central University, researchers are working on a revolutionary IoT device to detect food allergen. The researchers believe they can harness high pre-concentrations of nano magnetic beads which uses an advanced material coating to keep pace and watch the progress of the allergen. In trials, simple non-specific absorption problems can be detected before they occur. Faster detection of environmental hormones, pesticides, and food sources using DNA gives doctors a fighting chance at discovering symptoms.

National Tsing Hua University will be showing a diagnostic device for monitoring abnormal endometrial tissue growth. In tests, the device significantly detects whether VEGF and IL-6 levels are too high. Women can now self-monitor physiological diseases or abnormal bleeding. The device can simultaneously screen for VEGF and IL-6 when a woman has vaginal discharges and is one of the first innovations where women can do this in the comfort of their own homes.

At the National Chiao Tung University, medical researchers have devised a comfortable lung-on-a-chip to monitor air pollution health levels. The system creates an alternative method in animal research to generate a more accurate and reliable solution for preclinical experimental data. Such advancements to evaluate fine aerosols and produce a platform for a complete air-pollution health evaluation model will bring countless advancements and better peoples lives.

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About Futex Taipei 2019

The Futex Taipei 2019 exhibition showcases Taiwan’s innovations – in the areas such as artificial intelligence, green energy, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials – which are vital to people’s livelihoods and to the development of society and an industrial economy. The annual event, which was first held in 2017, is organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

To demonstrate Taiwan’s ability to master key practical technologies for industry, selection criteria include industrial applicability as well as scientific innovation. Innovations are carefully selected from research institutes, science parks, and many other sources. By using this exhibition to share and publicize the practical creativity of Taiwan’s industry, academia and researchers, Taiwan is improving on its already strong position as a global source of innovative science and technology.

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About the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Scientific and technological innovations are major driving forces of economic growth and national progress. The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) spearheads Taiwan’s exploration and development of the latest technologies. It is the successor to the National Science Council (NSC) established in 1967. MOST promotes science and technology development, supports and encourages forward-looking academic research, and oversees Taiwan’s science parks – critical generators of innovation and science-industry cooperation that have made Taiwan a key provider of practical technologies used worldwide by billions of people. The ministry strives to harmonize science and technology with the humanities, as well as to promote Taiwan’s originality and international competitiveness. MOST provides top-level strategic guidance for national policy by drafting the National Science and Technology Development Plan.

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Proposed Law Calls For Search Engine Transparency

Proposed bipartisan legislation wants to make sure that search engines disclose the algorithms they use to determine what content to share, as well as enable consumers to opt for unfiltered searches if desired.

The Filter Bubble Transparency Act, filed by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, would aim to bring more transparency to the way search engines filter results for individual searches. If passed, the law would require search engines to notify users that their platforms use algorithms, and also offer users the opportunity to opt out of the selected content.

The legislation would impact large search engines such as Google, as well as any platform that collects data from more than 1 million users and makes more than $50 million per year.

“This legislation is about transparency and consumer control,” said Thune, chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee on the internet. “For free markets to work as effectively and as efficiently as possible, consumers need as much information as possible, including a better understanding of how internet platforms use artificial intelligence and opaque algorithms to make inferences from the reams of personal data at their fingertips that can be used to affect behavior and influence outcomes.”

“That’s why I believe consumers should have the option to either view a platform’s opaque algorithm-generated content or its filter bubble-free content, and, at the very least, they deserve to know how large-scale internet platforms are delivering information to their users,” he added.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) noted that “consumers have limited understanding of how their data is being used and how platforms operate. This bill helps reduce the power of opaque algorithms on our discourse and put greater control in the hands of consumers.”

Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are also co-sponsors of the bill. Blackburn noted that the legislation could be included in a larger Senate privacy bill that lawmakers will be working on in the coming weeks.

Police: Son stabs mother to death in her Vacaville home

VACAVILLE (KRON) — Police are investigating a homicide in Vacaville after a woman was reportedly stabbed to death by her son, according to authorities.

Around 7 a.m., the Vacaville Police Department received a 911 call when dispatchers heard a woman screaming in the background.

When officers arrived to the home in the 900 block of Rio Grande Drive, they found a 59-year-old woman dead.

***UPDATE – 6:30 p.m.***While there is still much work to be done, Investigators completed processing the scene and…

Posted by Vacaville Police Department on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Investigators determined the victim suffered multiple stab wounds.

A weapon consistent with the stabbing was recovered at the scene.

The suspect has been identified as the victim’s son — 21-year-old Shane Riley.

He was booked into Solano County Jail for homicide.

No photo has been released.

Police say the identity of the victim is being withheld at this time.

No additional details are available at this time, check back for updates.

WATCH: Nuggets’ Gary Harris viciously posterizes Pelicans’ Jahlil Okafor

WATCH: Nuggets’ Gary Harris viciously posterizes Pelicans’ Jahlil Okafor

An opportunity to play on national television can be a great showcase for some of the game’s most exciting young players. Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris took that chance and used it to viciously posterize his opponent.

Harris looked to attack the New Orleans Pelicans early in the first quarter. He drove by Lonzo Ball off the dribble, then soared into the air and through a one-handed slam in the face of center Jahlil Okafor.

Okafor tried to come over and help make a defensive play at the rim and his effort was punished with a monster dunk in his face on national television.

Harris has proven he can score from all over the court and it might be best if opponents get out of his way when he’s coming through for the slam.

Microsoft launches new Q&A forum in preview to replace TechNet and MSDN

Microsoft launches new Q&A forum in preview to replace TechNet and MSDN

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Microsoft Corp. is to replace its popular TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network support forums with a new service called “Microsoft Q&A” that’s likely to be up and running by the middle of next year. The new forum was launched earlier this week in preview, according to a document posted by Microsoft this week that was […]

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Bay Area animals shelters help each other as pets get displaced in Kincade Fire

SANTA CRUZ (KRON) — Animal shelters are turning to each other for support as they continue to care for pets and other animals that have been rescued or surrendered amid the fire and evacuations.

Last night, a truckload of animals from the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter arrived at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter which is helping out by taking in some readily-adoptable animals to make room for all the pets displaced by the fire. 

It’s not clear if she ate any smoke when her family was chased from their 

Sonoma County home by the Kincade Fire but “Turbo” the tortoise is clearly enjoying the hospitality of the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter says Manager Ben Winkleblack.

“The tortoise came down with his family who are staying with friends and family here in Santa Cruz and couldn’t house the tortoise so we are helping out with that,” said Ben Winkleblack with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

Pictures show some of the more than 95 cats, dogs, rabbits and chickens taken in by the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter. 

Out of room, it reached out for help and santa cruz answered the call.  

Arriving last night were “Turbo” the tortoise, a lovely parakeet named “Brett,”  a beautiful young calico named “Scrappy,”and 12 other cats 

“They had so many animals coming in that they needed the space and we were able to help,” Winkleblack said.

And so 13 cats that had to give up their spots to fire rescue animals were shipped to Santa Cruz where 13 other cats, all of whom are available for adoption, had to give up their limited spots, all in the name of helping out in the fire recovery effort.

“We had to contact our foster homes and ask them to help us out so we could help Rhonert park,” Winkleblack said. 

The crush of evacuees and their pets at the Marin Fairgrounds on Sunday demonstrates the need.  

The Rohnert Park shelter has taken in animals from the Sonoma Humane Society, which itself was threatened by the Kincade Fire.

Turbo the tortoise, “Brett” the parakeet and many of the cats and other rescue animals will be reunited with their owners.  

But what’s really  needed right now is for people to adopt one of the animals that were already homeless before the fire struck.  

“Some of the animals that are showing up at the shelters may well have been stray and they were pushed by the fire and that’s why they were picked up and are looking for homes in Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa, they’re all in the same boat,” Winkleblack said.