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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Dire warnings for Arizona, the Southwest included in new federal climate report

Posted by   /  December 2, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Science, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star ore heat and drought. Less water. More heat-related deaths and hospital visits. Bigger wildfires. Fewer native trees. Maybe more valley fever cases. Someday, possibly less food and less energy, not counting solar energy.  These and other impacts of warmer weather in Arizona and the Southwest are laid out in […]

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[OPINION] No, AI won’t solve the fake news problem

Posted by   /  October 21, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment, Science  /  No Comments

  At least not for decades to come. Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg. By Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis | Axios (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) In his testimony before Congress this year, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, addressed concerns about the strategically disseminated misinformation known as fake news that […]

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Revealed: U.S. moves to keep endangered species discussions secret

Posted by   /  October 18, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Science  /  No Comments

  In a confidential document obtained by ‘The Guardian,’ officials say releasing records could have a ‘chilling effect’ on their deliberations By Jimmy Tobias | The Guardian The Trump administration is moving to restrict the release of information about its decisions on endangered species, according to a confidential internal document obtained by The Guardian. It […]

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How the enlightenment ends; anxieties about artificial intelligence are misplaced, Logan Elia, Rose Law Group attorney practicing privacy law

Posted by   /  October 11, 2018  /  Science  /  No Comments

Philosophically, intellectually — in every way — human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence By Henry A. Kissenger Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my usual concerns—but the beginning […]

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Tucson tech: Effort to expand space-industry here needed, UA-backed report says

Posted by   /  October 5, 2018  /  Science  /  No Comments

  Arizona Daily Star Should Southern Arizona jump into the new space race? A new feasibility study commissioned by the University of Arizona and industry supporters says the region should consider creating a new space-industry organization to nurture the region’s nascent commercial-space sector. The report by Deloitte Consulting, unveiled Tuesday at a meeting of the […]

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5G brings promise of innovation tinged with conflicts

Posted by   /  September 24, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment, Science  /  No Comments

By Harper Neidig and Olivia Beavers | The Hill Both the federal government and private sector are laying the groundwork for 5G wireless networks, a highly-touted upgrade to mobile internet service that industry leaders say will bring about promising new technologies. The goal of 5G, shorthand for fifth-generation, is to bring about networks that deliver wireless […]

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Better not lie to AVTAR

Posted by   /  September 20, 2018  /  Science  /  No Comments

  ‘Truth assessments’ program developed at University of Arizona By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star You can’t hide those lying eyes from AVATAR, an invention spun out of University of Arizona labs and recently licensed to a startup company that aims to take the device to market. The “deception detection technology” records a person’s […]

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Monsoon storms, key to recharging groundwater, may become less common

Posted by   /  September 20, 2018  /  Science, Water  /  No Comments

  A new study has revealed that monsoons in the Southwest have already become less common but more extreme in nature, posing new challenges for water managers eager to capture crucial runoff By Matt Weiser | newsdeeply.com Monsoon storms in the desert Southwest are vital for recharging groundwater – but it now appears likely this […]

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Are robots coming for your lawyer?

Posted by   /  September 13, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Science  /  No Comments

By Gene Marks | The Guardian San Francisco-based Atrium wants machines to do the work of some high-paid lawyers but says it’s about ‘humans + software’ here’s a lot of attention being paid to how artificial intelligence technology will potentially replace many low-paid, low-level, unskilled jobs like retail clerks, customer service agents and factory workers. […]

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2 frozen heads in Scottsdale

Posted by   /  September 11, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Science  /  No Comments

Lawsuit against cryogenics company reminds me of my uneasy tour of the ‘life extension’ facility By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer A cryogenics company tasked with preserving the body of a prominent scientist in Scottsdale only froze his head, reports The New York Post. Kurt Pilegram, said he was “shocked, horrified and extremely distressed” when the […]

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