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The largest ever study of facial-recognition data shows how much the rise of deep learning has fueled a loss of privacy. by Karen Hao February 5, 2021 In 1964, mathematician and computer scientist Woodrow Bledsoe first attempted the task of matching suspects’ faces to mugshots. He measured out the distances between different facial features in printed photographs and...
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University of Colorado Denver researcher finds nighttime brightness linked to 13% increase in preterm birth likelihood 28-Jan-2021 2:15 PM EST, by University of Colorado Denver Newswise — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers discovered that light pollution leads to more than just wasted energy and washed-out starlight–it can increase the likelihood of a preterm birth by almost 13%. Laura Argys,...
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Argys, LM, Averett, SL, Yang, M. Light pollution, sleep deprivation, and infant health at birth. South Econ J. 2021; 87: 849– 888. https://doi.org/10.1002/soej.12477 Abstract We conduct the first study to examine the fetal health impact of light pollution based on a direct measure of skyglow, an important aspect of light pollution. Using an empirical regularity discovered in physics (called Walker’s law) as an instrumental...
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•Russia Oleg A. Grigoriev DrSc., PhD. (radiobiology & hygiene of non-ionizing radiation); Chairman, Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RusCNIRP) 3rd of February 2021 Mobile #phones ban in schools in Russia (Jan 21): mandatory State sanitary rules #prohibit the use of #mobile communication devices for educational purposes (at #school, at home, in the park...
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Andrzej T Slominski, Michal A Zmijewski, Przemyslaw M Plonka, Jerzy P Szaflarski, Ralf Paus, How UV Light Touches the Brain and Endocrine System Through Skin, and Why, Endocrinology, Volume 159, Issue 5, May 2018, Pages 1992–2007, https://doi.org/10.1210/en.2017-03230 Abstract The skin, a self-regulating protective barrier organ, is empowered with sensory and computing capabilities to counteract the environmental stressors...
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Our January 2021 Newsletter is available at: https://mailchi.mp/963f53d212b8/covid-19-immune-system-research-pregnancy
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Xiao Q, Jones RR, James P, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ. Light at Night and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Cancer Res. 2021 Jan 29:canres.2256.2020. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-20-2256. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33514513. Abstract Circadian disruption may play a role in carcinogenesis. Recent research suggests that light at night (LAN), a circadian...
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Our January 2021 Newsletter is available at: https://mailchi.mp/963f53d212b8/covid-19-immune-system-research-pregnancy
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Wang J, Li Y, Musch DC, et al. Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 14, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6239 Key Points Question  Is home confinement due to coronavirus disease 2019 associated with the burden of myopia? Findings  In this cross-sectional study that included 194 904 photoscreening tests conducted in 123 535 children, a substantial...
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Source: https://beingelectrosensitive.blogspot.com/2021/01/5g-scientist-prof-alexander-lerchl.html Professor Alexander Lerchl, who is leading a study examining the effects of 5G on human cells (funded by the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection), has been found guilty by the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Bremen of disseminating false allegations about the results of the 2004 REFLEX EMF study. Professor Lerchl has to bear the...
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