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Experiment with working poor in India finds no impact from more night sleep

Subjectively, getting more sleep seems to provide big benefits: Many people find it gives them increased energy, emotional control, and an improved sense of well-being. But a new study co-authored by MIT economists complicates this picture, suggestin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 29th, 2021

ExpressVPN Employees Complain About Ex-Spy"s Top Role At Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: When a senior executive at virtual private network company ExpressVPN admitted to working on behalf of a foreign intelligence service to hack American machines last week, it stunned employees at his n.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

As Florida punishes schools, study finds masks cut school COVID outbreaks 3.5X

Universal masking prevents some school outbreaks and lowers case rates. Enlarge / A second-grade teacher talks to her class during the first day of school at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. (credit: Ge.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News12 hr. 52 min. ago

A crotch-level Alexa camera doesn’t sound like a great idea

An anonymously sourced report has Amazon working on a soundbar with a camera. Let us hope not......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 51 min. ago

Applying game-based learning to animal disease preparedness

Fifty years ago, the strategy-based game Oregon Trail hit classrooms around the country. Anyone who has played the game knows that crossing a river in the wrong place at the wrong time or other poor decisions along the trail can end the game......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 19 min. ago

Can sustainability standards effectively mitigate food system challenges?

While agrifood production is essential for feeding our growing global population, it can also contribute to environmental and social problems, including deforestation, biodiversity loss, poor or precarious labor conditions, and persistent poverty. Ce.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 19 min. ago

Maker Faire Milwaukee Has A New Home For Its 7th Edition

Maker Faire Milwaukee returns with a new producer—Gearbox Labs—and new home at the Milwaukee School of Engineering! After cancelling the Faire in 2020, Gearbox Labs partnered with MSOE for this year’s event to underscore the impact of the make.....»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Tech enables social impact: Q&A with Joan Yao Kickstart Ventures VP

Tech can enable social impact, especially with capital funding. Joan Yao, VP of Investment of Kickstart Ventures, the corporate VC affiliated to Philippines' Globe Telecom, brought her story alive by sharing how tech enables social impact and her exp.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Samoa Scraps Daylight Saving Time

Samoa is joining Japan, India, and China in scrapping daylight saving time, which was first proposed in 1895 so entomologist and astronomer George Hudson could study insects at night. "Hudson is dead, so daylight saving is no longer necessary," write.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

New York Passes Sweeping Bills To Improve Conditions for Delivery Workers

The New York City Council overwhelmingly approved a groundbreaking package of legislation on Thursday that will set minimum pay and improve working conditions for couriers employed by app-based food delivery services like Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber E.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Telescope in Chile captures a doomed galaxy falling into the heart of the Fornax Cluster

The Fornax Cluster—which, as the name suggests, lies primarily in the constellation Fornax (the Furnace)—is a relatively nearby galaxy cluster, only about 60 million light-years from Earth. This means that it looms large in the night sky, stretch.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Higher levels of organic pollutants found in homes located near natural gas wells, study finds

A University of Toronto study has found that those living close to natural gas wells are exposed to higher levels of certain organic pollutants in their homes......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Times we didn"t act like ourselves can be helpful in the long run, study finds

When we reflect on our past behavior and decisions, we can normally identify both occasions where we have been true to ourselves, i.e. acted authentically, as well as times when we have done things in a way that doesn't align with who we believe we a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

XPan Mode on the OnePlus 9 Pro isn’t the best use of Hasselblad’s expertise

XPan Mode is the latest camera feature added to the OnePlus 9, and it draws on partner Hasselblad’s history. But it’s not what the pair should be working on......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

New York waters may be an important, additional feeding area for large whales

A new study finds that that some large whale species (humpback, fin and minke whales) use the waters off New York and New Jersey as a supplemental feeding area feasting on two different types of prey species. .....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Deadly virus"s pathway to infect cells identified

Rift Valley fever virus causes economically devastating outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever in livestock such as sheep, goats and cattle. These mosquito-borne outbreaks lead to infection in people working with dead or dying animals, sometimes causing hund.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Intensified water cycle slows down global warming, new study finds

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, in collaboration with scientists at Princeton University, shows that the intensification of global hydrological cycle drives more ocean.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Study casts doubt on electronic ankle monitors as alternative to incarceration

The use of GPS-equipped ankle monitors is increasingly viewed as a more humane alternative to incarceration, yet a report released today finds they cause many of the same harms associated with traditional incarceration. The report by Kate Weisburd, a.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Top-5 notebook vendors see combined shipments slip in August, says Digitimes Research

The impact of chip shortages that are in varying degrees had a negative impact on the overall notebooks shipped by the world's top-5 notebook brands (excluding Apple) in August, which saw a 3% sequential drop, according to Digitimes Research......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

FedEx Uses Autonomous Trucks For First Time On Delivery Route

On Wednesday FedEx announced its first autonomously-driven Class 8 truck delivery route. Mashable reports: Working with truck maker PACCAR and self-driving company Aurora, which is backed by Amazon, FedEx will start making deliveries in Texas using a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Global ocean report shows unprecedented climate change impact, as Arctic registers record low ice levels

Arctic ice levels logged in the last two years have reached record lows, whilst per decade have—on average since 1979 to 2020—dropped by nearly 13%, a new vast report on the ocean worldwide shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021