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UK regulators slap hospital involved in AI research project with Google’s DeepMind over data handling

Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence research was dealt a minor setback Monday after U.K. regulators ruled a hospital it partnered with on a medical diagnostic app improperly handled medical data, and Google admitted it was working too fast on the project. The ruling from the Information [...]

DEA hasn’t loosened marijuana cultivation monopoly while applications from researchers mount

Nearly a year after the Drug Enforcement Agency announced it would allow more organizations to grow cannabis for sanctioned studies, there’s still only one federally authorized cultivator in the United States. The agency has received 25 applications from interested cultivators, according to DEA spokeswoman Katherine [...]

Climate change will hit these U.S. economies hardest

Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, predict researchers. The poorest third of counties could sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 percent of their income if warming proceeds unabated. States in the South and lower Midwest, which tend [...]

Bolstering public support for state-level renewable energy policies

New analysis shows that the design and framing of renewable energy policies can strengthen public support — or opposition. Source: MIT Energy Initiative Since the 1980s, the United States has often been a world leader in supporting renewable energy technologies at the state and federal level. [...]

Massive dead disk galaxy challenges theories of galaxy evolution

Source:NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Summary: By combining the power of a ‘natural lens’ in space with the capability of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery — the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a [...]

System of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars

Summary:Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines that could fly into construction areas or [...]

To Solve Gruesome Desert Mysteries, Scientists Become Body Collectors

July 1, 20175:30 AM ET Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday   RAE ELLEN BICHELL A double set of fences topped with barbed wire circles this outdoor decomposition site outside Grand Junction, Colo. The barrier thwarts prying eyes and protects the curious from an unpleasant surprise. Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR Before she [...]